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Well wishes and warmest greetings to all the Prabhus!! Hare Krsna. 

What is our long term goal?  To serve Srila Prabhupada, perhaps we hope to go back to Godhead fully and take as many as possible with us,  and to also defeat the opposers of pure devotional service in all spheres.

 

 

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What is the Local (spi) Doctrine ?

Started by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S. Last reply by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S Jun 23. 11 Replies

Tdasa -1  Lol ! Here at spi, we consider ourselves simply the modern followers of HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, as he taught and set the perfect examples. There is no such thing as "ritvik…Continue

Basics re initiation philosophy and service orders

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Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on November 17, 2015 at 15:10

According to the Vaiṣṇava regulative principles, one must be initiated as a brāhmaṇa. The Hari-bhakti-vilāsa (2.6) quotes the following injunction from the Viṣṇu-yāmala:

adīkṣitasya vāmorukṛtaṁ sarvaṁ nirarthakam
paśu-yonim avāpnotidīkṣā-virahito janaḥ


“‘Unless one is initiated by a bona fide spiritual master, all his devotional activities are useless. A person who is not properly initiated can descend again into the animal species.’”

Hari-bhakti-vilāsa (2.10) further quotes:
ato guruṁ praṇamyaivaṁsarva-svaṁ vinivedya ca
gṛhṇīyād vaiṣṇavaṁ mantraṁdīkṣā-pūrvaṁ vidhānataḥ


“‘It is the duty of every human being to surrender to a bona fide spiritual master. Giving him everything — body, mind and intelligence — one must take Vaiṣṇava initiation from him.’”

"One should not proudly think that one can understand the transcendental loving service of the Lord simply by reading books... One must accept a Vaisnava guru (adau gurv-asrayam), and then by questions and answers one should gradually learn what pure devotional service to Krsna is. That is called the parampara system."

(Cc. Antya-lila 7.53, purp.) — AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on March 29, 2015 at 18:43

Note also; any posting of anti-ritvik diksha posts etc will be cause for suspension from the site.

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on October 2, 2014 at 15:21

"Our only strength is chanting
Hare Krishna Maha-mantra. So if
we stick to the principle of
chanting Hare Krishna Mantra,
following the rules and regulations,
that will give us strength to work
on both sides - namely to
enlighten people in Krishna
Consciousness and cut down the
bad government full of atheistic
people."
Letter to Madhudvisa Maharaja
15 September, 1971

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 24, 2014 at 17:26

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on June 24, 2014 at 18:49

Kṛṣṇa consciousness does not mean one-sided. Kṛṣṇa as all-pervading, the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement also should be all-pervading. It should touch everything, even politics, sociology, everything, if required. That is the aim. Because Kṛṣṇa’s mission is: yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānir bhavati bhārata [Bg. 4.7], paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṁ vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām [Bg. 4.8].

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on June 17, 2013 at 14:41

Namaste Tamohara Prabhu, 

Thank you for your kind encouragement in my spiritual life, as well as for the spiritual engagement in pure devotional seva. 

I am more than happy to help support your global outreach efforts and will be diligent in adding content to your wonderful site. A site that is purely and wholly dedicated to the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada's mood and movement. 

With affection and gratitude, 

M--------   Devi Dasi

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on March 23, 2013 at 8:49

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From rudrapanditdas to You Sent 9 hours ago

  PAMHO, AGTSP       Thank you prabhu for replying to my email , im lowest devotee,servant of the servant and  blessed to be initiated by his Grace Srila Prabhupada ,. as I was saying not very good and new  with computers,I will watch  you and others,I need to learn when to blog, to post and to use the forum."s but learning more  every day. my english wording needs work and will use spell check,  thank you for helping me, and teaching devotees and everyone.The Srila Prabhupada we know is true , and the real  ISKCON.the one we were initiated in. I have found the only website teaching class and more for all that come here,     your servant, rudra pandit das.

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on March 4, 2013 at 7:10

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on March 3, 2013 at 8:51

All glories to Srila Prabhupada, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, founder acarya of ISKCON, foremost Vaisnava  world wide preacher of the modern ages. 

We have quite a few new members, this we feel due to the fact that we do not change or compromise our principles, but try to present the words and directions of the spiritual master without change or adulteration.

One will find articles by newer devotees, as well as from great acaryas in our disciplic  line. We do not intend to place them in any way as competition to Srila Prabhupadas teachings, but rather as support of the spiritual masters mission. No contradictory advices or instructions are allowed onsite, so that one who reads the posts here will in no way receive any false messages or misdirections to ruin their spiritual life. Gambling of this sort is not allowed. 

We have one section called Forum, te second set of article down from the top, in which all types of alternative but supportive useful relevant knowledge is allowed, including politics, health matters, bonafide teachings from masters outside our immediate line, some debates, some humor, etc, but it is posted in the FORUM section, not among the POSTS, which section  is strictly for sruti and smrti, pure and according to our very strict line. All may post. Preapproval is not required! 

There is no censor here, we trust you to use your best intelligence, although the other devotees are free to comment, and outright offensive materials will be removed by the editors or administrators, even with no notice given. This does not happen very often here, in fact, i cannot think of any recent such occurances. 

We have currently two temple presidents, Parvati devi dasi, and Tamohara dasa, both disciples of Srila Prabhupada, both electedWe operate as a real online templeInitiations of all levels are available to those who can regularly attend and contribute comments and articles and good faith, and otherwise demonstrate the required levels of advancement. Just ask the temple presidents if you wish to be considered for first or second initiations. One year of observation is required for first, and second is by the judgement of the administrators and presidents. Admin. can also recommend, but it is cleared through the elected officials. This simple system is as we followed in the days while Srila Prabhupada toured the planet and told us how to do it. We are too small to bother with any GBCs. 

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on March 3, 2013 at 8:49

We have regular non-formal classes, see the Main Registrar  among the Groups, (it is featured), to get an idea how this works. Online degrees are issued, including Associate  Bhakti Sastri, A. Bh. S., and Bhakti Sastri , Bh.S., degrees. One must attend several courses of standard scripture to attain these degrees, it is a serious matter, not so cheap as one might guess ! Our president Tamohara dasa has several academic degrees,(CHFS, BGS, MSc, Aud (C), A. Bh. S,) and sees to it that a high enough standard is met, at least most of the time. I think maybe all of the time! lol  Any brahmana may lead such a course, upon clearing with the TPs. All may attend, it is not that one has to be a genius, or an initiate, just sincere and do the required works. Initiation is also offered to those completing the A. Bh s degree. 

Our groups  have a lot of good and fun content, please join one or two and contribute if you can, they can be a real panacea. We also have some assorted music sections, use at your own discretion! lol nothing offensive is there sexually, though there may be revolutionary and controversial topics and words there, they are not for everyone, but better to come here for such music than go out to mundane sites. Bring your own bead bags. Some of the content is scary and blows the doors off of conditioned ideas. 

The Temple runs on trust and love and respect, so angry debates will not be accepted onsite, although the forum section can accomodate some of that, if  it is to your liking. Neither will other gurus be allowed to be offered as potential spiritual masters here, as we are all Prabhupadanugas. Christians and Muslims etc are allowed of course, we do not prejudice against them. 

So enjoy, make friends, offer services, bring others, join classes, write articles and comments, add views  and music and jokes, take initiations, get degrees, join specialized groups for knowledge. The SPI Temple is built by we, all of us together, the members,  so Hare Krsna! 

There is a complete set of morning sadhana in the Morning Program group, and online bhakta group has many good tips for newcomers to bhakti yoga. We have many brahmanas onsite with decades of practical expererience and insights. They are like gold. 

Ask any site member if questions arise, or for friendship and association, as you like. Donations are voluntary, and we ask all to contribute sometime, as they can. Addresses for such donations are on the front page, if you see fit and want to expand our site. 

Well wishes and warmest greetings to all the Prabhus!! Hare Krsna. 

PS:  the Editor apparently does not know how to  use spell chek, so kindly excuse my many typos! HK! 

 

 
 
 

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