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How To Know God Without His GRACE | Ways To attain GOD | part-5


There is one way to know God without His Grace. What is that way? This injunction is not only given by the scriptures. The great Acharyas have reiterated the same thing. The propounder of Gyan Marg Jagadgru Shankaracharya says, Sanskrit verse Sanskrit verse Sanskrit verse Sanskrit verse He says, I have become eternally gratified. How my lord? How Shankaracharya ji? By Your Grace Nimbarkacharya, the second Jagadguru, He says, Sanskrit verse Sanskrit verse This Maya, which has been tormenting us since eternity, it will go when god bestows His mercy. Mahaprabhu Ballabhacharya says, Sanskrit verse Pusti marg That’s the path he propounded. The basis of it is “Anugrah” or Kripa (Grace) Abadhut Dattatreya says, Sanskrit verse Sanskrit verse Suresharacharya says, Sanskrit verse Sanskrit verse Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, the 5th original Jagadguru says, Hindi verse Hindi verse Hindi verse Hindi verse Hindi verse By your intellect, you never got to know Him. If the Lord bestowed His intellect, that fortunate Soul got to know the Lord. And this principle of Grace is not unique to our Vedic Sanatan dharma. It is universal concept. Th Koran sharif begins from here Allah miya is an ocean of Grace and Mercy And by His mercy, you will attain that perfect goal. The first part of this ayat is repeated in the beginning of every chapter of the Koran sharif. In the Name of Allah, who is an ocean of Grace and Mercy, And the Bible says, for by Grace you are saved through Faith and not of yourself. It is a gift of God. The Gurugranth Saheb says, So all the Saints, all the scriptures and all the religions have told us, if you wish to know God, there is only one way. You will have to receive His Grace. But Swamiji is there any other way? what do you mean, “other way”? You know, this concept of Grace is pinching my ego. For grace, I will have to become humble and beseech Him. My Lord, please grace me. Can’t I just do it on my own might? Supposing I do a big Ashwamedh Yagnya, supposing I do kalpabas and practice austerities for many yugas. Supposing I stop breathing and stop even doing pranayam in the cave in the Himalayas. Will I be able to attain the Lord? Hindi verse Hindi verse Hindi verse Hindi verse (Ramayan) Shree Krishna tells Arjun, Sanskrit verse (Bhagvad Gita) Sanskrit verse (Bhagvad Gita) Arjun, the Lord is saying, none of these techniques is going to work. Some people say, you know this Maya is mithya (false). So you just say, “I a m Brahm”, “I am Brahm” And Maya will go away. The Ramayan contradicts this. Hindi verse (Ramayan) Hindi verse (Ramayan) Hindi verse (Ramayan) Hindi verse (Ramayan) Hindi verse (Ramayan) You keep on calling Maya mithya (False) It is the energy of God. And until God withdraws it, your mere saying, “I am Brahma”, is not going to work. There is one way to know God without his grace. What is that way? Supposing we get a Guru. The Guru will help us know God. Now this is a path revealed by the Vedas. The Vedas themselves have told us, “Find a Guru” Sanskrit verse (Mundokopanishad) Sanskrit verse (Mundokopanishad) The Mundokopanishad says, if you can find such a Guru, who is Shrotriya and Brahmanishtha, knower of the scriptures and God-realized, such a perfected Saint will help you know God. There is no need of Grace. Sanskrit verse (Bhagavatam) Sanskrit verse (Bhagavatam) Sanskrit verse (Bhagavatam) The Bhagavatam says, if you get a Guru, who is “Shabde” and “Pare”, well-versed in scriptural knowledge and practically realized, situated in the platform of Brahm, that Guru will fix your problems. Hindi verse (Ramayan) Hindi verse (Ramayan) Sanskrit verse (Bhagavad Gita) Sanskrit verse (Bhagavad Gita) Sanskrit verse (Bhagavad Gita) Arjun, again Shree Krishna is saying, “Find a tattwadarshi.” A realized seer. Serve him. Enquire submissively. He shall impart knowledge of the truth to you Because he has seen it. So now we have found a path of reaching God without the Grace of God. Just get a Guru. However, there is a hitch in this path, which you have probably not thought about. How will you get a Guru? How will I get a Guru? Swamiji, in todays days and age, it is very easy. I will just Google “Guru” I will come up with 3.5 billion websites. Because now a days there is engineering guru, Marketing guru, Management guru And in India, the loafers tell each other, “how are you doing guru?” So their guru means loafer number 1. but let’s say you wish to find a true Guru. How will you find a Guru? It’s not that easy as you may think. You may go and stand in front of the Guru, the connection will not be established. You will not develop the faith. Then? When God bestows his Grace, He will not only lead you to a Guru, He, sitting in your heart, will inspire you, this is your Guru. You need to learn and surrender from Him That’s why when Vibhisan got darshan of Hanuman, he said, for long I had been saying Ram. Today Ram’s grace has descended upon me. How come? Why? Without His Grace, I would not have found a saint So it is correct that you need a Guru in order to know God. However, you will get a Guru by the Grace of God. it’s not in your capacity. Even if you come to satsang, you need that special inspiration See, why is it, Now there must be 200,000 Indians in Dallas, DFW metroplex Why is it that a few hundred come for the satsang? Is it that the others do not know? They do. Why do not they come? Swamiji, I am so busy. I have got that 7/11 shop. How can I come for the satsang? I will have to close my shop and come. I see, you do not have time for satsang.”Yes” But you have got time for everything else? That person who says, I do not have time If that person falls sick and the doctor says, you have got Hepatitis. You need complete bed rest, otherwise your liver will be damaged. Now that person has down the shutter of his shop and he is resting for 15 days. Your shop is not opened for 15 days? You know Swamiji, if I open my shop, my liver will get damaged. For the sake of the liver, you took out 15 days. And for the sake of your own soul, 2 hours was very heavy for you? When God notes your karmas of many life times, and bestows grace, then somebody develops faith in satsang Otherwise there are so many distractions Should we go for a picture? Picture? Let’s go. Every pore is exhilarated in the name of picture! And go for lecture? Lecture? Are you crazy? And that also one bearded Swamjii’s lecture? Something wrong with you? This Mukundanand keeps talking about Shastra and logic. It punctures my head Go for the picture, it will give all kind of entertainment That’s why the Ramayan is saying, God adds His grace. Think about it all of you who came. How did the inspiration come? The mind tried to play mischief. You know I am going to get tired from office. Then I will just take rest. But then God gave a push from inside, it’s alright. You have chairs, you can go and sit there Ya, but my back is paining. Then God pushed again, your back will pain at home also. Let it pain in the temple. But then the mind said, you know my favourite TV serial is coming “Koun banega Karorpati” God again gave a push. Listening to these serials, you have ruined your intellect. Now go and get some eternal benefit. In the mean time, your friend called you from Fortworth. “Are you going to be at home?” Then again God said, tell him to come and meet you at the temple. All these graces, He bestowed. That’s how you came. Without these graces, how difficult it would have been? So in the spiritual path any attainment requires grace. How do I come to satsang? Supreme Grace. How do I find a Guru? By His mercy. How do I reach God? Again by Grace.

Otis Rodgers

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71 COMMENTS

  1. Prashant Singh Posted on July 30, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Radhe Radhe

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  2. Tapankumar Mishra Posted on July 30, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Radhey Radhey. Finally God and Guru both are full of Grace.Thanks for the continue inspiration and grace Swamiji.🙏

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  3. GORGON Posted on July 30, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Make sure the guru you find doesn't agree with you , or seems wrong for you at the moment . 🔱

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  4. Sushma Srivastava Posted on July 30, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Swamiji, awesome video clip about ways to attain God. Lord’s Grace and God realized Guru will help us attain the Supreme Goal. God’s Grace helps us find that Guru.

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  5. Chandra Harnam Pokan Posted on July 30, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Beautiful lecture Swamiji thank you Radhey Radhey. 🙏💙

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  6. Debasmita Biswal Posted on July 30, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Thank you Swamiji for the beautiful lecture

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  7. Smita Mehta Posted on July 30, 2018 at 3:19 am

    Swamiji says that we cannot conquer maya with self-study of the scriptures because such knowledge is divine and our material intellect is not equipped to understand the divinity of God. We can attain divine love only through the grace of God or guidance from a Brahmanishta and Shrotriya Guru. Finally, it is only through God’s grace that we may find a Guru. Thank you, Swamiji for reminding us about how fortunate we are to have a “true” Guru!

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  8. shankar prasad Posted on July 30, 2018 at 3:36 am

    How blessed we all are to hear your amazing lecture (online Satsang). Jai Gurudev. Radhey Radhey Govinda Radhey

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  9. Babita Ram Posted on July 30, 2018 at 6:45 am

    It is nothing but god’s grace we are looking this video. Swamiji supports his argument by providing the basis with the quotes from many god realized saints on one hand and persuading our intellect to see god’s grace in the form of Guru, if we have found one 🙏

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  10. H L Agarwal Posted on July 30, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Radhey ! Radhey !
    Sadguru Kripalu Mahaprabhu Ki Jai !
    Hey Ocean of Grace of all the Graces ! Bestow your unconditional grace…..grace……..grace and only grace to this humble jeeva and save from this Bhavasagar( Worldly turbulent ocean).

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  11. Sandhya Das Posted on July 30, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Beautiful lecture by Swamiji. We only need God’s grace to know Him.The divine strength and knowledge within us comes from God’s grace. It is a gift from God.By His mercy He gives us.

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  12. Neha Patadia Posted on July 30, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Swamiji explains beautifully how all religion says we all need grace of god. But in order to get that grace we need guru who can guide us. Radhey Radhey.

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  13. Murali Waro Posted on August 1, 2018 at 12:53 am

    In order to know God you need a Guru, however to find a Guru, you need God's grace.
    All saints throughout the history have agreed, it is only when God bestows his mercy, the maya covering the soul is gone. Thank you Swamiji!

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  14. rohankarande Posted on August 3, 2018 at 12:27 am

    By God's grace we meet our Guru.
    By surrendering to the Guru by practising the sadhana we can become qualified for God's final grace through the Guru..🙏

    May we constantly work towards it..

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  15. Ravi Krishnan Posted on August 5, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Swamiji reveals the key at @8:40. Hare Krishna!

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  16. Spiritual Narendra Posted on August 7, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Thanks Swami ji😆

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  17. Sujana Narumanchi Posted on October 16, 2018 at 4:18 am

    Great explanation Swamiji 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🌸🌸🌸🙏🙏🙏

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  18. Nick Shroff Posted on October 16, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Swamiji explains very nicely that we cannot conquer Maya with self-study of the scriptures alone because such knowledge is divine and our material intellect is not equipped to understand the divinity of God. Only through God’s grace that we can hope to find a Guru. Thank you, Swamiji for reminding us about how fortunate we are to have a “true” Guru!. Without self-discipline, determination and punctuality success is impossible.

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  19. Pardhasaradhi Madala Posted on October 17, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Radhey Radhey Swamiji, By God’s grace, we were introduced to you in one of your spiritual camps. Thank you!

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  20. Ever In Bloom Posted on October 17, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Haribol Swamiji! Thank you!

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  21. Smita Mehta Posted on October 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Searching for a Guru is not easy and should not be based on external conditions. It is only by the grace of God that a soul is connected to a Guru when filled with inspiration to move forward on the spiritual path. Thank you, Swamiji!

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  22. Tripti Golwalkar Posted on October 18, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    By God's grace one can find God realized guru, and that Guru will help to move forward on spiritual path.

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  23. ravindrabab Posted on October 26, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    I got to know about the Guru 3 days back… and I have everyday At least 3 hours per day… I don't regret on why I didn't know about the Guru… rather got a thought "Now I know him"

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  24. Sandeep Lele Posted on November 4, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you, Swamiji!

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  25. Sandeep Lele Posted on November 4, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Mind clearing lecture

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  26. A.K Chaudhary Posted on November 4, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    आदरणीय, जिन्होने गुरू बनाये है बस उन्हें ही ……………………?? क्या यह ईश्वर का आदेश है ??

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  27. Sarah Green Posted on November 4, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    It has to be God's Grace that we got an opportunity to hear this wisdom! How do we develop faith in this knowledge? Would that also be God's Grace or self-effort?

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  28. Gopika gd Posted on November 5, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Very deep knowledge, thank you swamiji.

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  29. Hari Swapna Posted on November 5, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Grace is the basis of devotion and is universally accepted to be the way to reach God!! But Swamiji very nicely explains the importance of Guru and how Guru helps one to reach God!!

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  30. Tripti Golwalkar Posted on November 12, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Radhey Radhey !!

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  31. ketaki gokhale Posted on November 18, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    swamiji can we assume krishna as our guru?

    Radhe Krishna🙏🏻

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  32. Karuna Sharma Posted on November 23, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    We can not know God without his grace.Thank you so much Swamiji by making it clear with so many great examples.

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  33. Karuna Sharma Posted on November 23, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Genuine Guru can help us to realize God !!
    Swamiji explains it with so many realistic examples but to get a Guru is also comes with grace of God!!

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  34. Karuna Sharma Posted on November 23, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Very powerful video to know how important is the role of grace and Guru!!
    Thank you so much Swamiji to give us so much inspiration!!

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  35. Gopal Trivedi Posted on December 2, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Wonderfully explained. Thank you Swamiji.

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  36. Pooja Raghunath Posted on December 17, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Radhey Radhey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. Gopika gd Posted on December 21, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Many thanks for sharing this awesome lecture.

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  38. Hyma R Posted on January 15, 2019 at 3:47 am

    We will be interested in hearing spiritual knowledge by the grace of God. We can find a guru only by the grace of God. All inspirations in the right direction comes from his mercy his grace. Thanks Swamiji

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  39. p2jungle Posted on February 3, 2019 at 4:43 am

    All we know is God’s Grace is through Guru

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  40. Kiran Intwala Posted on February 3, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Radhey Radhey

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  41. Hyma R Posted on February 3, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Developing interest and faith in the spiritual path is the grace of God. Going to satsang, finding Guru and attaining God is all by his grace. Thanks Swamiji

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  42. Meenu Kapoor/Kripaludassi Posted on February 3, 2019 at 7:02 am

    We can only find Guru with the Grace of God.

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  43. Shibani Sahu Posted on February 3, 2019 at 9:59 am

    thank you swamiji

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  44. Sarah Green Posted on February 3, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Ego makes us think that we can find God by knowing this and reading that – like we could figure out Algebra and Chemistry. 'We can only know God by His Grace' – A Red Flag.

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  45. Bill Rafferty Posted on February 3, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Only with God's grace can we escape the trap of Maya.

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  46. Yogini Tripathi Posted on February 3, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Very nice video!!

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  47. Yogini Tripathi Posted on February 3, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Are there more videos on the way to know God ?

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  48. Karuna Sharma Posted on February 3, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    All scripture says ,to know God we need his grace.!!

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  49. Karuna Sharma Posted on February 3, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Genuine Guru is the only medium to meet God!!

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  50. Karuna Sharma Posted on February 3, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    God’s grace helps to find Genuine Guru!!

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  51. APARNA SHARMA Posted on February 4, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Awesome clip Swamiji, we need God's grace to get a Guru. !!

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  52. Only Give By Giving Posted on February 4, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Thanks Shri Swamiji 🙏 for this wisdom full video on showing how to attain God without His grace. A must watch for all spiritual seekers 🙏👏

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  53. Leela Thain Posted on February 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    We have to receive God’s grace to know him. But we need a Guru to guide us. We will find him by grace of God.

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  54. Grace Smith Posted on February 7, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    There is no way to progress on the spiritual path without the causeless grace of God and Guru. Thank you Swamiji

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  55. Preeti Malhotra Posted on March 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    God's grace takes us to a true Guru, and through the Guru's guidance one can obtain God's divine grace and love.

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  56. Preeti Malhotra Posted on March 20, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    A God realized Saint can help us attain the grace of God by showing us the way to God.

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  57. Angelina Pat Posted on March 23, 2019 at 1:44 am

    🙏🏼🙏🏼 Grace

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  58. Davinder Kaur Posted on March 28, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    I am really blessed with God through you Guruji. Dhanyosmi. Thank you very much for all of your cleared lectures which are helping me always since God has shown you. I am really blessed.🙏

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  59. Preeti Malhotra Posted on April 12, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    It is virtually impossible to pursue the spiritual path without a Guru. God blesses the soul by bringing in a Guru into his/her life, and the Guru inspires and guides the soul towards God!

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  60. Karuna Samlal Bhatia Posted on April 14, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    🙏🙏🙏

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  61. Preety Gadre Posted on May 1, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Grace🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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  62. Victory Fire Ventures Posted on May 10, 2019 at 9:40 am

    is there any contact to get intourch with you steven from GHANA

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  63. Preeti Malhotra Posted on May 14, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    God can only be attained by his grace!

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  64. sooria pragass Posted on May 18, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Thank you ,guruji

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  65. Carmona Almeida Posted on June 1, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    I love you and your videos but please stop singing those songs

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  66. Maya Devi Posted on June 25, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Samiji Kya English version ko Hindi me dub nahi ho sakta?Pls aisa karen

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  67. sandhyarani kendre Posted on July 1, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Hare krishna🙏🌸🌿

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  68. Premal Shukla Posted on August 2, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    For everything in life, God's grace is a must!

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  69. Abhishek Kumar Posted on August 11, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Jay Guruji

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