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Karma Yogi

“A person who works very hard, no matter in what occupation, and who offers the result of the work to the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is called a karma-yogi.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 3.20.34 Purport)

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Dependent On The Son

“O son, don’t forget our love for You; keep us always in Your heart. Know that the king, his relatives, and this entire city are Your servants.” (Janaki Mangala, 168)

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From Taking To Giving

“Entrusting Sita and all daughters to Him, again and again looking at Rama, with folded hands she requested:” (Janaki Mangala, 167)

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Ecstasy in Loss

“Then when she heard Rama ask for permission to leave, she became filled with sadness. Without hesitation and with much love and ecstasy she touched His feet.” (Janaki Mangala, 166)

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“The mother-in-law did the arati and offered gifts, following tradition. Looking at His dark face again and again, she felt happiness in the heart and great attachment.” (Janaki Mangala, 165)

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A Long Running Tradition

“Janaka did all the rituals and made all the preparations for the departure. Then Rama with His brothers went to the king’s palace.” (Janaki Mangala, 164)

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Return Trip

“Being restless, all of the men and women of the city prayed to the demigods. Again and again they asked when Rama would come again.” (Janaki Mangala, 163)

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Insomnia

“When the king’s wife heard that the barata party was leaving the next morning, being so sad that sleep couldn’t come to her the night passed.” (Janaki Mangala, 162)

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“Again and again he requested the barata party to stay a few more days. Janaka continued to offer hospitality of so many kinds.” (Janaki Mangala, 161)

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Bhusura

“Actors, singers, soldiers, sons, and the people who were watching all praised the king and spoke of his deeds. The king, with joy and without hesitation, gave away jewels and elephants to the groups of brahmanas.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 20.2)

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