Kṣamā means tolerant. Tolerant. You should not be disturbed. Suppose you are in this Kṛṣṇa conscious society. Now, you cannot expect that all the members of the society will be first-class men. How can we expect? We are collecting members of the society from all classes of men. So there may be a man in goodness, a man in the passion and a man in the ignorance. But if you think, "Oh, this man is not good. That man is not good," oh... No. You should be tolerant.
You haven't got any connection with this man or that man. You are connected with the philosophy, with the process of life, and you are connected...
Just like the same example: suppose you are on the ship. You do not find just all men to your choice. There may be different kinds of men. But what is that to you? You have to cross the Atlantic Ocean, patiently cross. Just sit down tightly on the ship and take advantage of the opportunity. That is your business. This is called kṣamā. Kṣamā means excuse and tolerant.
Bhagavad-gita Lecture 10.4 -- New York, January 3, 1967
Has anyone used one of these?
I'm interested in purchasing one for my Guru Maharaja but I need more verifiable evidence about its performance than the type of marketing demo shown above.
I don't think they perform well unless the room is really dark. Any other critiques?
I'm not sure who wrote this but I like it.
"Be willing to publicly acknowledge when you are wrong. Those selling an ideology likewise have great difficulty admitting to being wrong, as this undercuts the rhetoric and image that is being sold. You get small points for admitting to being wrong on trivial matters and big points for admitting to being wrong on substantive points. You lose big points for failing to admit being wrong on something trivial."
"Any gentleman should be a little humorous.”
- Srila Prabhupada (Letter to Kurusrestha 75-09-26)
I subscribe to the PAMHO conference 'Prabhupada Said'. HH Bhakti Vikasa Maharaja regularly sends in short anectodes or passages from Srila Prabhupada's books. I always find them inspirational and sometimes eerily relevant to what I'm doing or thinking at the time.
This one isn't particularly relevant, but is quite thought provoking ......
Badrinaraya Prabhu once heard Srila Prabhupada say:
I forgive you one time
I forgive you two times
The third time, I take off my shoe.
Srila Prabhupada even gestured by raising his arm as if with a shoe in his hand to chastise someone. But then he continued "Actually, the spiritual master is unlimitedly merciful."
Then he paused and added, "But do not take advantage."