Why Are We So Much Concerned With Glorifying Bhagavan?

Bhagavad-gītā 9.14 | June 20, 2005 |

English with தமிழ் Translation; Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India

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As a neophyte devotee, who has recently taken interest in giving my life to serving Srila Prabhupada and The Hare Krishna Movement, the common question of how to do so has arisen freqeuntly in my recent months of trying to serve Srila Prabhupada. How can I give my life to Srila Prabhupada’s mission to serve Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu?

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