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Bhakti Caru Swami's Two-Faced Propaganda Whitewash

Hare Krsna, obeisances to all;

In response to BCS's article suggesting Iskcon could /will reform its abusive structure, Sampradaya Sun. ;



Just a few practical necessities we should probably address;



While Bhakti Caru’s article sounds like a step in the right direction, talk is cheap. There is also the question of addressing all the devotees’ greivances seriously.



Suggestions; Issue a call for all of Srila Prabhupada’s…

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Added by Welcome on October 25, 2009 at 18:30 — 1 Comment


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Fly or Sisya?

BY: TAMOHARADASA (ACBSP)

Mar 28, CANADA — Harakumara prabhu speaks correctly. Within Srila Prabhupada's pastimes, it is seen that he left the Gaudiya Matha in order to manifest his own preaching organization, ISKCON, thus to save the world. As disciples, his example for us all is foremost and must be considered definitive when we try to understand what is to be done, and what is not to be done.



Those who argue against his actions by… Continue

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Reject the Mind's Weak Arguments

Mar 25, 08 — A Response to Gokulananda Prabhu

The general criteria by which we must make our judgment calls is guru, sastra, sadhu. I suspect that all will agree on this. However, in such cases as when arguments can be effectively put from opposing viewpoints, supported even from sastra, and more easily still, by taking selective samples of opinions from the sadhus, then the guru's practical example must supercede the other sources of… Continue

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The Spiritual Master's Answer

Mar 22, '08 Unless one out and out denies Srila Prabhupada, the following must be taken as definitive:

"Actually the living entity is originally the spiritual part and parcel of the Supreme Lord, but due to his rebellious nature, he is conditioned within material nature. It really does not matter how these living entities or superior entities of the Supreme Lord have come in contact with material nature. The Supreme Personality of Godhead knows,… Continue

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Pertinent to the Directives of Srila Prabhupada

Readers please note; for publishing this article, Bhaktimarg Swami banished me from Iskcon Canada

Feb 29, Montreal, CANADA — My obeisances to the readers of the Vaisnava weBsites. Those following the Sampradaya Sun and Dandavats both, will be a little familiar with my articles. I have gone from being brand new to the very word "ritvik" some roughly five years ago, to being flabbergasted and outraged at apparent abuses of devotees by those in high… Continue

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Human Motivation and Advertising

Sep 26, CALGARY, CANADA — If you advertise power, money, and fame, you will attract persons who are desirous of such things. Then, the resulting competition to acquire them will result in the most sinful back-stabbing avaricious persons to rise to the top, just as is seen in politics.

In traditional Vaisnava culture, sannyasis and saintly persons generally take vows of poverty and renunciation. If these things are featured, then only persons… Continue

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A Day in the Life...

Sep 21, '07 CANADA — I was just heading down to the temple to pick up my pay cheque, when whom should I see but the newly-stamped Ugrakarma Devi Dasi! "Haribol, Maharajah, please accept my dandabat obeisances", I called out! I was so fortunate to get her association, the modern equivalent of Lord Nityananda’s wife; better, no doubt about it, as she knew all about psychology and modern methods of education. She immediately suggested to me that my… Continue

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Leaving Srila Prabhupada's Siksa

Aug 2, '07 CALGARY, CANADA— A reply to Sadhushastra dasa.

Thank you for your article, clearly in favor of accepting Srila Prabhupada as he is. I hope you will pardon me, though, as I do not know you or your background; whose disciple are you, and how long have you been studying Krsna consciousness? I will assume that you are a little familiar with sastra, and that you want an answer, not merely an argument. But your statements make no sense to… Continue

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Free Will, the Supersoul, and Tri-Kala-Jna

Jul 28, '07 — "The world goes on in its own perfect way. No person can deflect it by the breadth of a hair from the course chalked out for it by providence. . . . What is necessary is to change our outlook to this very world" -- His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharajah Thakura.

I found this quote most interesting, as it gives a mature angle of vision on this question of free will. Apparently, the course of things cannot… Continue

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Response to Ravindra Svarupa on GBC Policies

May 27, 07 CALGARY, CANADA — Sriman Ravinda Swarupa Prabhu has recently posted on Dandavats an attempt at reconciliation, through explanation of the GBC's current policies. This is welcome, and I am sure that there will be a detailed response from the devotees. However, I have a question or two that have been asked before, but I have never seen even an attempt at an explanation by ISKCON authorities:

1. Why are wages being paid to… Continue

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Sannyasa, or Sans Us?

May 15, '07 CALGARY, CANADA — About a year ago, I wrote to HH Prahladananda Swami to receive an application for sannyasa. I received the application, but a vow of allegiance to the GBC was a main feature. I wrote back, saying that I couldn't sign such a vow, that I was dedicated to Prabhupada's Iskcon, not to some questionable GBC body.

In response, he has refused to reply to my inquiries, and apparently also in what I perceive as a mood of… Continue

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Charity for the Brahmanas

Apr 14, '07 TORONTO, CANADA — Giving in charity to the brahmanas is essential to Vedic culture. Our Iskcon society may be benefited tremendously if we simply encourage our congregational grhastas to actually do this! There are too many poverty-restricted brahmanas, but where is the program to ensure that they are given sufficient charity to maintain themselves and their families, what to speak of performing the brahminical duty of expansively passing… Continue

Added by Welcome on October 23, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments


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Debate on the Heart of Islam

Sep 23, '06 CALGARY, ALBERTA — There has been much debate and discussion recently about the heart of Islam. That this same debate has been going on for centuries, tells us something in itself. Current events, including train bombings in India and the presence of armies of Islamic fundamentalists throughout the world, ready to do the necessary to ensure that their version of Islam rules, should clarify what is the actual position. This includes persons… Continue

Added by Welcome on October 23, 2009 at 14:00 — 2 Comments


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'Easily' Joining ISKCON

Sep 21, CALGARY, ALBERTA — Once upon a time, some four years ago at ISKCON Sri Sri Radha-Gopinatha Mandira in Toronto, one of the Indian-Canadian devotees, if you please pardon my bodily designation, was giving a lecture to the assembled devotees. In it, he described that the early followers of Srila Prabhupada “easily joined ISKCON because they had no love for their families”. Further, he described that we Westerners have no strong family… Continue

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Out-of-Context Quotes Don't Help

Aug 31, '06 — Satyaraja dasa Prabhu; PAMHO. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada, who had to address the sensibilities of persons from all positions in life, in order to preach to them. He has called them all learned gentlemen, then asks them to forget all that they have learned and instead to try to understand Krsna. We know that they are fools number one, but we speak nicely just to give them a chance to hear.

You have answered Bhakta Abdula, but… Continue

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Naive Liberalism in the Name of Equality

Aug 25, '06 — I am writing briefly in response to Gadadara dasa’s article, “Thoughts on Manipura”.

Certainly it is true that many have exploited or abused others in the name of religions originating in the mid-east. However, when confronted with the current world situation in which there is so much strife perpetrated by Islamic terrorists, please keep in mind that in Islamic countires, one can be executed for causing a conversion from Islam to… Continue

Added by Welcome on October 23, 2009 at 14:00 — 1 Comment


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Reply to Praghosa

Jul 18, 06 — Haribol, Praghosa Prabhu; PAMHO. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Are you the Praghosa Prabhu that used to go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras book distribution, back in about 1974-76? I travelled there with the Winnipeg brahmacaris, and used to follow you about on the streets, because you were so undeterred by Maya's face, and I took shelter of that determination and transcendence.



To the point at hand; I suppose that having… Continue

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At the Crossroads

Jul 14, 06 We are standing now at a crossroads and have a choice to make; will we unite worldwide, including all other bonafide Vaisnavas, and thus create a unified front of devotees to present to the world, or will we continue to deride and abuse other Vaisnavas to establish our own sense of right and wrong, and in so doing, reject the principal of unified preaching?

We have the common goal of going back to Godhead, taking as many with us as we… Continue

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Disappearance Day Offering to Srila Prabhupada

It is only possible to deliver a conditioned jiva from Maya, By divine intervention of God.

To a realm that is higher;

Ecstatically deep and broad.

An ocean of liquid love!

In His mercy, to bring us there,



He sent us Srila Prabhupada.



Sri Krsna Caitanya desired to moisten the dried-up souls.

To acheive it,

He not only comes Himself,

But Nitai-Balarama empowered Srila Prabhupada,

To… Continue

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Tremendous Advancement Backwards

Happy holidays! Here in Canada, its time to race off to the marketplace to spend your honestly earned money on Christmas gifts. Time to drive that beautiful new Mazda car down to the bank, this the latest model shining in its full glory. Time to show your love for your family by buying them the things they want but usually cannot afford. Time for that special dinner, those evenings sipping wine and holiday spirits, warm and secure against the frozen… Continue

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Pinch of Ashes

Prabhupada, London, August 20, 1973: [...] My Guru Maharaja used to say that if we pray to God for all these nonsense things, it is just like a man goes to a king and the king says, “Whatever you want you can ask from me,” and if the man says, “Kindly give me a pinch of ashes.” It is like that. If we ask from God for some material benefit, it means that I am asking from a king a pinch of ashes.…

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Spoiling your sannyasa !

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Created by Welcome Jan 13, 2011 at 10:42am. Last updated by Welcome Feb 8, 2011.

Backbone

Maintaining the Routine Work

This routine work, such as chanting, speaking, rising early, cleaning, cooking and offering prasadam, arati, reading books--these activities are the backbone of our Society, and if we practice them nicely in a regulative manner, then our… Continue

Created by Welcome Jan 29, 2011 at 11:27pm. Last updated by Welcome Jan 29, 2011.

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Spoken about Srila Prabhupada, in response to one of the vidoes .

 

Must  confess, although I am a Christian, you are a wonderful person, a holy person, sent by God. I consider you a Man of God,much better than our pope, bishops, and company..

Now you are in the Heaven. Thank you for being so good person. Pray for…

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Special Preferences

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati;

422. How does a genuine disciple think? (p.338)



For the genuine devotee of a spiritual master, the genuine disciple, the spiritual master is his entire life, his ideal. His vow is to serve the spiritual master, and though he adores both Krishna and the spiritual master equally, he gives special…

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Thinking of you

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