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Abhimata Deta

“Prabhu always resides in Chitrakuta alongside Sita and Lakshmana. For those who chant Shri Rama’s holy name, the Lord fulfills their desires, says Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 4)

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Thankful for the Name

"O Vishnu! It is only by the grace of Thy Name that we are capable of offering hymns to Thee. So we should adore and pray to Thy NAMA alone." (Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Nama-bhajana)

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Speed of the Mind

“Underneath a banyan tree in Panchavati alongside Sita and Lakshmana, Prabhu is looking especially beautiful. This vision gives all auspiciousness, says Tulsidas.” (Dohavali, 3)

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Following Your Nature

"If you do not act according to My direction and do not fight, then you will be falsely directed. By your nature, you will have to be engaged in warfare." (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 18. 59)

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Showering Flowers

“Tulsidas says that the Lord is looking especially beautiful joined with Sita and Lakshmana. The demigods are happily showering flowers from the sky, and the whole place is one of good aura and good qualities.” (Dohavali, 2)

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Krishna’s Song

“For any person who is chanting the holy name either softly or loudly, the paths to liberation and even heavenly happiness are at once open.” (Padma Purana)

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Sakala Kalyana

“Meditating on Shri Rama, who has Janaki to His left and Lakshmana to His right, brings all auspiciousness and is your wish-fulfilling tree, O Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 1)

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Muscle Memory

“This institutional function of human society is known as the system of varnashrama-dharma, which is quite natural for the civilized life. The varnashrama institution is constructed to enable one to realize the Absolute Truth. It is not for artificial domination of one division over another.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.2.13 Purport)

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Entering Lanka

“Entering the auspicious city, which is struck by a curse and protected by the king of Rakshasas, O Lord of monkeys, do you freely roam about everywhere and search for the chaste daughter of King Janaka at your pleasure.” (The Personified Lanka speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, 3.51)

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Proof By Example

“The Lord is personal although impersonal, He is atomic although great, and He is blackish and has red eyes although He is colorless.” (Kurma Purana)

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