It Must Be Krsna Consciousness


(there must be clearly stated: "Krishna consciousness." I don't mind if nobody accepts it, but there must be 'Kṛṣṇa.' So actually it is very happy that Western countries, they are accepting Kṛṣṇa. Why not? Kṛṣṇa is for everyone) 🙏 💖
 
"So our this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is presenting Bhagavad-gītā as it. We have not manufactured anything. While I started this movement in America, some friend suggested that, "You are writing 'International Society for Krishna Consciousness'? Why not make it 'God consciousness.' It will be accepted by everyone." No.…
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Become A Moon And Enlighten The World


(But one moon, oh, dissipate the whole darkness of the night. Similarly, at least those who have taken to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, you become, each of you become a moon and enlighten the world) 🙏 💖
 
"But not that everyone will accept, but even a few percent, one percent of the whole population accept . . . just like in the sky there is one moon only, and there are millions of stars. They're useless. What is the value of the millions of stars? But one moon, oh, dissipate the whole darkness of the night.…
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(Kṛṣṇa says, not we say, that out of many, many thousands and millions of person, manuṣyāṇāṁ sahasreṣu, so kaścid, somebody becomes interested what is the purpose of life) 🙏 💖
 
"Kṛṣṇa says, not we say, that out of many, many thousands and millions of person, manuṣyāṇāṁ sahasreṣu, so kaścid, somebody becomes interested what is the purpose of life. That is actually awakening of human life. Otherwise, like cats and dogs: eating, sleeping, having sex intercourse, and after some time finished. That is the life of cats and dogs. That is not human life."…
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You Can Transcend Maya And See Krsna


(You can transcend māyā and see Kṛṣṇa always. That is possible. How? Mām eva ye prapadyante māyām etāṁ taranti te (BG 7.14). You simply surrender to Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa will arrange that you are no more under māyā. Simple process) 🙏 💖
 
"Exactly the same example that when our eyes are covered by the cloud, we cannot see the sun, although the sun is there. So if some way or other . . . we have got very good experience nowadays by flying in the airship. As soon as the airship goes above the cloud, you have got immense sunlight. Immense sunlight.…
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(So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is an attempt to bring all these sanātanas together: the living entity, sanātana; God, Kṛṣṇa, sanātana; and the place, sanātana) 🙏 💖
 
"In another place there is mention, in the Eleventh Chapter, Kṛṣṇa is addressed as sanātana. So Kṛṣṇa is sanātana, and we living entities, we are also sanātana. And there is a place, paras tasmāt tu . . . "Place" means another nature, not this nature, not this prakṛti. There is another prakṛti. Para tasmāt. Para means transcendental. This nature is not sanātana; it is asanātana, perishable. Sanātana means not…
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Krsna And The Living Entities Are Everywhere


(So Kṛṣṇa says sarva-gataḥ. The living entities are everywhere. Kṛṣṇa is also within everywhere) 🙏 💖
 
"The rascal scientist says there is no living entity in the moon planet or sun planet. This is rascaldom. There is. Otherwise, how Kṛṣṇa says sarva-gataḥ? Any, everywhere there is living entities. This is a false theory. We can see practically. We see there are living entities in the water. There are living entities in the air. There is living entity within the earth. There is living entities in so many ways. Why not in other planets?…
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1976; Lokanatha Swami, Padmapani, Jon Kay the movie producer, myself, and several Padayatra devotees from India and Europe, left Mahakumbhamela and Srila Prabhupada, to distribute Bhagavata Darshan magazines and walk from Prayaga to Varanasi. On the 500th anniversay of Sri Krsna Caitanya visiting Lord Visvanath, we arrived in town, unplanned, night of eclipse of Moon. A long winding kirtan later, progressively more opulent as we approached the mighty Mandira, we were ushered in to the inner sanctum to personally touch Lord Viswanatha, and tilak /prasadam was given to us. The priests were astonished to see us, so timely! It was a miracle for sure. We sang nama kirtan hari haraya nama krsna yadavaya namah... and hare krsna. That night, we bathed in Ganga at Rama ghat under full moon and saw eclipse, Ganga looked blue and mild ripples, Moon silver white. We a few days stayed in Rama Mandira with some Rama Babas, hearing them singing Raghupati Raghava…

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(Similarly, the soul always keep separate from this material covering) 🙏 💖
 
"In the Vedas it is said this living entity is always without any touch with this material world. It is simply a covering. It is not in touch. Just like my body, the present, this body, although it is covered by the shirt and the coat, it is not attached. It is not mixed up. The body keeps always separate. Similarly, the soul always keep separate from this material covering."
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USA KARMA ANALYSIS;, Tamohara dasa, Nov.22, 2022.

USA KARMA ANALYSIS; Fueling the fires of extreme hatred and brutality in Ukraine has increased the heavy karmic heat for the U.S. Curiously, reduced animal slaughter, as the kill-ops go inoperational as the economy stalls, is reducing the ongoing karma accumulation from the suffering of the millions of animals. The balance still remains, just like the national debt accumulated by the ultra-rich in our name, while paying us little. Overall, the U.S.karmic debt is unwieldy to say the least, likely foretelling a massive backlash, as actually we already see happening there, indeed worldwide. Time to pay the piper, time for jonesing coming down off the illicit drugs. How many are dying from overdoses, or ruined lives? The US pharmaceutical companies have caused the death of many with their drugs. The consequences of the wanton thievery of God's creation and abuses of His creatures, are grave. Rejection of  all that is Good, the criminal scenes, will result in that Hell everybody keeps…

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Greenwashing the Naïve, Darrell Castle Nov 18, 2022

  Greenwashing the Naïve Darrell Castle talks about how greenwashing, or the propaganda of green energy ideology, is being used to make the unjust appear to be just, and how the real effect is a reduced standard of living for the naïve middle class and starvation for the helpless poor. Transcription / Notes: GREENWASHING THE NAÏVE Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. This is Friday the 18th day of November in the year of our Lord 2022. I will be talking about how greenwashing, or the propaganda of green energy ideology is being used to make the unjust appear to be just, and how the real effect of that is a reduced standard of living for the naïve middle class, and starvation for the helpless poor. We see the world dividing into hostile camps right now with nations coming together to resist the moves to continue the economic hegemony of the West. The BRICS nations that I have mentioned many times are primarily an economic bloc…

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Techno-Authoritarianism Is Here to Stay: China and the Deep State Have Joined Forces Wednesday, November 16, 2022

    John Whitehead’s Commentary Techno-Authoritarianism Is Here to Stay: China and the Deep State Have Joined Forces By John & Nisha Whitehead November 16, 2022 “If this government ever became a tyranny, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.”—Senator Frank Church The votes are in. No matter who runs for office, no matter who controls the White House, Senate or the House of Representatives now or in the future, “we the people” have already lost. We have lost because the future of this nation is being forged beyond the reach of our laws, elections and borders by techno-authoritarian powers with no regard for individuality, privacy or freedom. The fate of America is being made in China, our role model for all things dystopian. An economic and political powerhouse that owns more of America’s debt than any other…

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Douglas Dieter; the ISKCON Corporation Movement

My dear Edith Best it is best to ask for some guidance or answers from the best; or some female guru candidate for the approval of Srila Prabhupada. As you were never involved in pre-1978 book changes or in the coverb up assassination of Sulochana Prabhu; you are qualified more than others as a guru who each and all in ISKCON took an oath to abide by the WHATSOEVER decisions of an ugly GBC { criminal since August 1973 when the temple presidents meeting to vote on GBC approval or disapproval did not take place as specified in the D. O. M. or Direction of Management.}. Edith Best was Srila Prabhupada deciding to go home because extendive poisoning was his books and body were disallowing him to preach my further? Many see substanciap evidence to easily answer this question with a be resoundig, "Yes" If you thought that Srila Prabhupada was poisoned and said as much you would be smacked upside of your head and blackballed from any participation within the ISKCON Corporation Movement.…

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Wikileaks just dumped all of their files

9:58 AM David forwarded a message   Wikileaks just dumped all of their files online. Everything from Hillary Clinton's emails, McCain's being guilty, Vegas shooting done by an FBI sniper, Steve Jobs HIV letter, PedoPodesta, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Bilderberg, CIA agents arrested for rape, WHO pandemic. Happy Digging! Here you go, please read and pass it on..... https://file.wikileaks.org/file/... These are Clinton’s emails: https://file.wikileaks.org/file/clinton-emails/ Index file!   https://file.wikileaks.org/file/?fbclid=IwAR2U_Evqah_Qy2wxNY12FMqFC5dAFUcZL5Kl4FIfQuMFMp8ssbM46oHXWMI

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Jairaj Singh; The order of the spiritual master is the active principle in spiritual life. Anyone who disobey the order of the spiritual master immediately becomes useless...CC Adi-lila 12/10-11

Jairaj Singh The order of the spiritual master is the active principle in spiritual life. Anyone who disobey the order of the spiritual master immediately becomes useless...CC Adi-lila 12/10-11 If you're disobeint to guru, then your business is finished...SB 1/5/29 Lecture 108/1974. From the quotes above, it's clear the rogues, pretenders and murderers got no connection with Guru nor Gauranga

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Ryan Hazlett -  From the Shiva Purana: "What are the different ways of acquiring magical powers?"

Ryan Hazlett -  From the Shiva Purana: "What are the different ways of acquiring magical powers?"Laughing to herself, the goddess [Sri Parvati] asks her Lord: "What are the different ways of acquiring magical powers? Please tell me also about the correct use of drugs and austerities such as fasting. Tell me the effect of abstinence and celibacy. So many questions and their secret answers race through my thoughtful mind!"Leaning over to caress her hair, and looking into her eyes, Lord Shiva says to his consort Parvati:"Child, though thoughts are many, true answers are few! Though magical powers are part of Tantra, they are not an end in themselves. Known as Siddhi, magical powers have been the cause of endless disputes, jealousies, Karmas, and lifetimes. They have even caused Yogis to break their vows. For the sake of magical powers many have abandoned common sense and reason."Some forms of magical powers are naturally acquired at birth, from past lives, astrological influences, or…

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Why I'm leaving the Democratic Party Tulsi Gabbard Oct 11 ,'22

Why I'm leaving the Democratic Party Tulsi Gabbard Oct 11       ▷  LISTEN   SAVE   I love our country. Our God-given rights of freedom, life, and liberty enshrined in our Constitution and Bill of Rights are my inspiration. I answered the call to duty and took an oath, dedicating my life to supporting and defending those freedoms, both in uniform and in public office. Growing up in Hawaii gave me a special appreciation of our home, water, and precious natural resources.  So when I was 21 years old I decided to run for Hawaii State House so that I could be in a position to protect our environment.  I wasn’t politically affiliated before that, but as I was about to file my election papers, I had to choose which party to affiliate with.  As I did my research, I was inspired by Democrats who stood up against the war in Vietnam, and those who fought for Hawaii’s plantation workers who were…

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Thank You | Bhaktivedanta Vedic Library

 

Srila Prabhupada writes - "Anyone who gives some service to this Krishna Consciousness movement is fortunate proportionately. At least the seed of his fortunate life is sown there. Whether he gives service of some sort, willingly or even unwillingly, the seed is sown, and the fortune will come proportionately."


"A chanter of the kirtana of Hari is necessarily the uncompromising enemy of worldliness and hypocrisy. As a chanter of the kirtana of Hari, it is his constant function to dispel all misconceptions by the preaching of the truth in a most unambiguous form, without any influence of person, place or time. That form has to be adopted which is least likely to be misunderstood. It is his bounden duty to oppose any person who tries to deceive and harm himself or other people by misrepresenting the truth either due to malice or genuine misunderstanding. This will be possible if the chanter of kirtana is always prepared to submit to be trodden on by thoughtless people if any discomfort to himself will enable him to do good to his persecutors by chanting the truth in the most unambiguous manner. If he is unwilling to chant the kirtana under all circumstances due to consideration of self-respect or personal discomfort, then he is unfit to be a preacher of the absolute truth." Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati,
Śrīla Prabhupāda Says - The God says that "Here is injustice, so you should fight." God says that. God never says that "I am God, Kṛṣṇa. I am your friend. You sit down idly and I shall do everything." He never said that. He said that "You must fight." That is our duty, not that God has given us hands and legs and you sit down idly and let God do it. This is not devotion. [SB: Lecture 1.2.6 - Mauritius 5 Oct 1975]

Srila Prabhupada Letter to Sumati Morarjee Valencay, France 7 August, 1976: Devotees always humbly offer respect to everyone, but when there is a discussion on a point of sastra, they do not observe the usual etiquette, satyam bruyat priyam bruyat. They speak only the satyam, although it may not necessarily be priyam.

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SB 4.27.24, Purport: Thus jarā, the effect of old age, does not harass a devotee. This is because a devotee follows the instructions and the determination of Nārada Muni. All devotees are in the disciplic succession stemming from Nārada Muni because they worship the Deity according to Nārada Muni's direction, namely the Nārada-pañcarātra, or the pāñcarātrika-vidhi. A devotee follows the principles of pāñcarātrika-vidhi as well as bhāgavata-vidhi. Bhāgavata-vidhi includes preaching work—śravaṇaṁ kīrtanaṁ viṣṇoḥ (SB 7.5.23)—the hearing and chanting of the glories of Lord Viṣṇu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The pāñcarātrika-vidhi includes arcanaṁ vandanaṁ dāsyaṁ sakhyam ātma-nivedanam. "

 

"Simply by reading about glorification of the Supreme Lord and the devotees, all our needs will be fulfilled. Do not be impatient for the result, but rather always chant the holy names of Krishna with patience and tolerance. The Supreme Lord will certainly not sit quietly. According to the degree of one’s sādhana, Śrī Gauraharī certainly awards one auspicious results . Service to Hari is called bhakti. You will realize that chanting of the names of Krishna is in itself bhakti. You may touch your chanting beads to the lotus feet of Śrī Gaurasundara within your mind and chant the holy names of Krishna on those beads." Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada

"“You cannot tolerate this misleading. People are innocent. It is our duty to become merciful upon them, to give them real knowledge. And these people are misleading. There must be strong protests against these rascals.”
(Srila Prabhupada Morning Walk, 19/4/1973


Real bhakti… that is raganuga-bhakti. This raganuga-bhakti, we have to come after surpassing the vaidhi-bhakti [regulative process]. In the material world, if we do not try to make further and further progress in devotional service, if we are simply sticking to the shastric [scriptural] regulation process and do not try to go beyond that...
The shastric process is kanishtha-adhikara, lowest stage of devotional service… This is nice beginning, but one has to go above this… If I become satisfied only with these regulative principles for worshiping… but if I have no other idea, then sa bhaktah prakrtah smrtah. Prakrta means on the material platform.
…So any devotee can fall down if he remains prakrta-bhakta. So he has to raise himself above this in the madhyama-adhikara [intermediate stage]…
Therefore, if we do not associate with the advanced devotees, uttama-adhikari, if we simply want to remain in the lowest stage of devotional service, then we are not making progress. Then we shall simply enjoy the material field, without entering into the spiritual platform.
Srila Prabhupada, Srimad-Bhagavatam lecture, 1.2.33, Vrindavan, 12 November 1972

courtesy Visvambhara Priya dd, (SNM)

 

"My dear Lord, one who earnestly waits for You to bestow Your causeless mercy upon him, all the while patiently suffering the reactions of his past misdeeds and offering You respectful obeisances with his heart, words and body, is surely eligible for liberation, for it has become his rightful claim":

Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī explains in his commentary that just as a legitimate son has to simply remain alive to gain an inheritance from his father, one who simply remains alive in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, following the regulative principles of bhakti-yoga, automatically becomes eligible to receive the mercy of the Personality of Godhead. In other words, he will be promoted to the kingdom of God.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) » Canto 10: The Summum Bonum » SB 10.14.8: Brahmā’s Prayers to Lord Kṛṣṇa
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Founder-Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness 


Prabhupada: "What is religious fight? Religious fight means you have got right to kill your aggressor. If somebody takes your property, if somebody sets fire in your house, if somebody kidnaps your wife, or somebody is trying to kill you, they are called aggressor. So aggressor should be killed immediately. It is not that somebody has become an aggressor, and if I say, "Now I have become a Vaishnava, I'll not be violent. I shall tolerate. Caitanya Mahaprabhu has taught us to be tolerant like the tree or the grass. So I shall become tolerant. Let him do." Just like Gandhi used to say. Somebody questioned him that "If somebody comes and violates the chastity of your daughter in your presence, what will you do?" He said, "I shall remain nonviolent." But that is not shastric injunction. This is foolishness."
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anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyaṁ jñāna-karmādy-anāvṛtam ānukūlyena kṛṣṇānu śīlanaṁ bhaktir-uttamā Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (1.1.11) “The cultivation of activities that are meant exclusively for the pleasure of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, or in other words the uninterrupted flow of service to Śrī Kṛṣṇa, performed through all endeavours of the body, mind and speech, and through the expression of various spiritual sentiments (bhāvas), which is not covered by jñāna (knowledge aimed at impersonal liberation) and karma (reward-seeking activity), and which is devoid of all desires other than the aspiration to bring happiness to Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is called uttama-bhakti, pure devotional service.”

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"Most of you will fall. Actually I haven't given any of you sannyas, but I am in a war with Maya, the material energy and I need leaders. It is called in wartime Battlefield commission. There are no qualified leaders but someone has to lead the charge. So you take every fifth man, now you are lieutenant of the squad. He really is a private but we make him lieutenant for the day and he leads the charge. It is to be understood that you are not sufficiently equipped for this fight and most of you will go down"

(Srila Prabhupada Conversation with Tamal Krishna 1976 after Mayapur festival)

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So this is Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's mercy that you are becoming Krishna conscious. Otherwise, it is not so easy thing; very, very difficult. Kecit kevalaya bhaktya [SB 6.1.15]. So stick to this principle.

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Chant sri- Krishna -chaitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda. By their favor, by their mercy, we can chant Hare Krishna. And as soon as we chant Hare Krishna, we are vasudeva-parayanah.

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There is no more fear. That is required. So you stick to this principle, do not forget. We have already given our ways and instruction. So don't deviate from it. Then everything is perfect and your life is successful.
(Srila Prabhupada)

 

"These, my disciples they are part and parcel of me. Whole mission is going on with their cooperation. But if he says that I am equal to my Guru Mahārāja, then that is offense."
Srila Prabhupada Room Conversation with Life Member, Mr. Malhotra December 22, 1976, Poona.

 

"“You cannot tolerate this misleading. People are innocent. It is our duty to become merciful upon them, to give them real knowledge. And these people are misleading. There must be strong protests against these rascals.”

(Srila Prabhupada Morning Walk, 19/4/1973)


Srila Prabhupada's lectures, conversations and letters on this day.

“We have got a great responsibility to distribute this knowledge of Bhagavata Dharma to the whole world. If we remain very sincere and pure in following the line laid down by the previous great acaryas, this Krishna Consciousness Movement will undoubtedly be accepted throughout the world as the only religion.”

"One should never submit to another to an extent that may furnish a rascal with an opportunity of really doing harm. It is inexplicable how those gurus who live in open sin contrive nevertheless to retain the unquestioning allegiance of the cultured portion of their disciples. Such being the case, can we blame any person who hesitates to submit unconditionally to a preceptor, whether he is good or bad? It is of course necessary to be quite sure of the bona fides of a person before we accept him even tentatively as our spiritual guide. A preceptor should be a person who appears likely to possess those qualities that will enable him to improve our spiritual condition.

But the good preceptor claims our sincere and complete allegiance. The good disciple makes a complete surrender of himself at the feet of the preceptor. But the submission of the disciple is neither irrational nor blind. It is complete on condition that the preceptor Himself continues to be altogether good. The disciple retains the right of renouncing his allegiance to the preceptor the moment he is satisfied that the preceptor is a fallible creature like himself. Nor does a good preceptor accept anyone as his disciple unless the latter is prepared to submit to him freely.

A good preceptor is duty bound to renounce a disciple who is not sincerely willing to follow his instructions fully. "

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada


THERE IS NO ONE LIKE MY GURU - from a class on Srimad Bhagavatam 2.4.92 Bhubaneswar Srila Gour Govinda Swami

"The Gaudiya sampradaya, the parampara of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, is a bona fide Vaisnava sampradaya. One should accept the instructions with a simple heart, which are coming from the acaryas in this parampara as it is, and practice them in one's life. Then you will get the mercy of Sriman Mahaprabhu.

We are not speaking anything pseudo-sampradayist. We should not hear the words of pseudo-sampradayists. When Mahaprabhu ordered, "You become guru and deliver this world," that instruction has come unto my guru, Srila Prabhupada, and my guru gave me this same order. So I will never develop any duplicity or crookedness in executing this order. That means I will never come in murkha-sampradaya or kapatya-sampradaya or phalgu-sampradaya, the schools of fools, hypocrites and pretenders. I will never teach duplicity or crookedness to anybody. Those who are visayis, materialistic persons, are duplicitous, crooked and envious; they come under pseudo-sampradaya. They are selfish persons.

Those who are under the bona fide sampradaya coming from Sriman Gauranga Mahaprabhu, they are so powerful that they kick all such sampradaya. They are always, twenty-four hours, day and night, engaged in loving service to the lotus feet of Radha and Krishna, executing the order of their guru. They never desist from rendering pure service without duplicity (niskapata seva.) An Acarya is natural, not pretending, he is not pretentious. He is not pretending as acarya. He is a natural acarya, not artificial. He is more humble than a blade of grass lying on the street and as tolerant as a tree. He gives respect to one and all, seeing Krsna in everybody and never demands respect for himself.

Our teachings, which are coming through our parampara are true, coming from Mahaprabhu. They are our sadacara, our regulative principle. They are law for all humanity. And this law, this sadacara, has come down to us through parampara. If we disrespect it, if we don't execute in our life, if we add any deliberation, if we twist it, then we will become offenders. We will commit offence by not obeying the orders of guru. Yes, namaparadha. Then we will be far away from the lotus feet of our guru. Guru will never keep us at his lotus feet. If, in order to execute, to obey the order of my guru, it is needed to become very proud, I will never hesitate to become very proud. If it is needed to become an animal, I will never hesitate to become an animal. If it is needed to go to hell for my guru, I will never hesitate to do it. Do you follow me? That is how to execute the order of the guru. That is how to become a true follower of guru.

I will never hesitate to do it. I will never hear from anyone but my guru. Those who are saying something different from this teaching coming through bona fide parampara, coming from Sriman Mahaprabhu - we will never listen to them. If somebody says something different, then like Bhimasena, with my fist, I will crush it. I will destroy it. I will defeat it. I am so proud. With just one speck of dust from the lotus feet of my guru, crores and crores of people of this world will be delivered. You should understand how powerful one little speck of dust of my guru's lotus feet is. There is no such a scholar as my guru. I will never accept anyone else as a scholar. There are no such teachings as those that my guru has imparted, to be found in any human being, or in any demigod, I know it very well. No one else can give such teachings. There is nothing in this world that is as heavy as a tiny speck of dust from the lotus feet of my guru. This is the follower of true parampara. I am following such parampara. This is the teaching; one should understand it very well.

…He (Srila Prabhupada) is empowered! Can't you understand this thing? Why couldn't they (Srila Prabhupada's god brothers) do this thing? Why do they come at this time and do now, when the atmosphere is created, the platform is there, foundations are already laid, some construction is there? Now they are coming. Now you are going there, leaving ISKCON camp. Such foolishness! You are such a fool! Can't you understand this thing? Thereby they are committing such offense. [Srila Prabhupada's god brothers say] He has given only elementary knowledge ABC, nothing higher. You can't understand what he (Srila Prabhupada) has said. When a tiny seed is there, it contains, like the seed of a banyan tree, so tiny, but it contains a great banyan tree inside. You, fool, cannot understand this thing. So intolerable. As a disciple of my Guru Maharaja and as a member of his founded society ISKCON, it is our duty to keep up the prestige. Yes, it is our duty now.

© HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

 

 

 

"To deliver the devotees and annihilate the miscreants, ... I descend."

 

 


All living beings are dependent upon others in some fashion. The oysters need the water, the water needs the sun, the sun needs Godhead, and in this way, we can trace every being, and we find that not one is independent.

Relationships therefore count for a lot! Relationships are the eternal dharma of the living beings. By remembering relations with temporary persons or states, we fall subject to... lamentation as the vision comes and then goes again. To find lasting relationships, one must look to the Eternal Beings.

Out of joy and kindness, elevated persons sometimes come even to the Earth for the sake of helping us and pleasing Lord Krsna. These pastimes are those of the eternals, the liberated souls, and those engaged in Krsna's services. Simply by hearing and repeating and remembering thier pastimes, we gain entrance into relationships that are also eternal, we become again part of a much greater family.


"Each and every devotee has a certain type of transcendental mellow in relation to Kṛṣṇa. But in all transcendental relationships the devotee is the worshiper [āśraya], and Kṛṣṇa is the object of worship [viṣaya]." [Madhya 8.141]

Prabhupāda: (laughs) Krodha bhakta-dveṣi-jane. That is Narottama Ṭhākura's instruction. You must be very angry, those who are against God and devotee, very angry. Utilize your anger for them. Krodha bhakta-dveṣi-jane. That anger is service. Kṛṣṇa-sebā kāmārpaṇe. For Kṛṣṇa's service one should be mad. Kāma-krodha should be given up, but a bhakta does not give up. Utilize it. A bhakta should be very much for kamut(?) serving Kṛṣṇa. And he must utilize his anger for the bhakta-dveṣi, those who are not devotee. Kṛṣṇa-sebā kāmārpaṇe krodha bhakta-dveṣi-jane. We have nothing to give up like Māyāvādī. Kāma, krodha, lobha, moha, mātsarya. Mātsarya may... That has to be... A bhakta cannot be envious. If a bhakta is angry upon them, that is not envious. That is for good. A bhakta should not be envious. Otherwise how he can preach? He's merciful. Even if he's angry, it is mercy." Mayapura, Feb 16, 1977, room conv.

Shree Krishna Chaitanya, Prabhu Nityananda, Shree Advaita, Gadadhara, Srivasadi , Gaura bhakta vrnda!


Sri Panca Tattva
Gauranga Mahaprabhu (Bhakta Rupa)
Nityananda Prabhu (Bhakta Svarupa)
Advaita Acharya (Bhakta Avatara)
Gadadhara Pandita (Bhakta Shakti)
Shrivasa Thakura (Bhakta Leader)

 

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ASTA MAHANTA – THE EIGHT PRIMARY MAHANTAS

The Pancha Tattva stand on a six-sided jeweled simhasana in the center of the Yogapitha at Shridhama Mayapura, Navadvipa. Eight Mahantas surround Them like petals of a lotus flower. The eight Mahantas surrounding the Their Lordships Shri Shri Nityananda Gauranga in the Navadvipa Yogapitha each with 8 assitants are similarly situated like the 64 principal Gopies surrounding Their Lordships Shri Shri Radha and Krishna in the Vrindavana Yogapitha:

 

Svarupa Damodara
Chandrashekhar Acharya
Ratnagarbha Thakura
Shri Govinda
Shri Garuda Pandita
Shri Mukunda
Damodara Pandita
Krishna Dasa Thakura
Krishnananda Thakura
Ramananda Raya
Madhava Acharya
Dvija Shubhananda
Ramachandra Dutta
Vasudeva Dutta
Nandana Acharya
Shankara Thakura
Sudarshana Thakura
Subuddhi Raya
Govindananda Thakura
Shrirama Pandita
Jagannatha Dasa
Jagadisha Pandita
Sadashiva Kaviraja
Mukunda Raya
Mukundananda
Purandara Acharya
Narayana Vachaspati

Vasudeva Ghosh
Raghava Pandita
Murari Chaitanya
Makardhavaja Pandita
Kansari Sena
Jiva Pandita
Mukunda Kaviraja
Chota Haridasa
Kavichandra

Ramananda Vasu

Paramananda Thakura
Ballava Thakura
Jagadisha Thakura
Vanmali Dasa
Shrikara Pandita
Shrinatha Mishra
Lakhana Acharya
Purushottama Pandita
Madhava Ghosh /
Vakreshvara Pandita
Prabodhananda Sarasvati
Balabhadra Bhattacharya
Makardhvaja Sena
Vidya Vachaspati
Govinda Thakura
Madhava Pandita
Shrikanta Thakura
Kavi Karnapura

Govinda Ghosh
Kashi Mishra
Shikhi Mahiti
Shriman Pandita
Bada Haridasa Thakura
Kavichandra Thakura
Hiranyagarbha Thakura
Jagannatha Sena
Dvija Pitambara
Shivananda Sena
Makaradhvaja Datta
Raghunatha Datta
Madhu Pandita
Vishnu Dasa Acharya
Purandara Mishra
Govinda Thakura
Paramananda Gupta
Balarama Dasa


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ASTA GOSWAMI – THE EIGHT GOSWAMIS
The eight famous goswamis of Vrindavan are:

Rupa Goswami
Sanatana Goswami
Raghunatha Das Goswami
Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami
Gopala Bhatta Goswami
Jiva Goswami
Lokanatha Goswami
Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami

 


DVADASA GOPALA – THE TWELVE COWHERD BOYS
The cowherd boys in Krishna's lila appeared in Gaura Lila as:

Abhirama Thakur
Dhananjaya Pandit
Gauridas Pandit
Kalakrishna Das
Kamalakara Piplai
Kholaveca Sridhara
Mahesh Pandit
Nagar Purushottama
Paramesvari Das
Purushottama Das
Sundarananda Thakur
Uddharana Datta


"The transcendental goddess Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī is the direct counterpart of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. She is the central figure for all the goddesses of fortune. She possesses all the attraction to attract the all-attractive Personality of Godhead. She is the primeval internal potency of the Lord." [Madhya 23.68]

"Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī's twenty-five chief transcendental qualities are: (1) She is very sweet. (2) She is always freshly youthful. (3) Her eyes are restless. (4) She smiles brightly. (5) She has beautiful, auspicious lines. (6) She makes Kṛṣṇa happy with Her bodily aroma. (7) She is very expert in singing. (8) Her speech is charming. (9) She is very expert in joking and speaking pleasantly. (10) She is very humble and meek. (11) She is always full of mercy. (12) She is cunning. (13) She is expert in executing Her duties. (14) She is shy. (15) She is always respectful. (16) She is always calm. (17) She is always grave. (18) She is expert in enjoying life. (19) She is situated at the topmost level of ecstatic love. (20) She is the reservoir of loving affairs in Gokula. (21) She is the most famous of submissive devotees. (22) She is very affectionate to elderly people. (23) She is very submissive to the love of Her friends. (24) She is the chief gopī. (25) She always keeps Kṛṣṇa under Her control. In short, She possesses unlimited transcendental qualities, just as Lord Kṛṣṇa does." [Madhya 23.87-91]

Photo: "The transcendental goddess Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī is the direct counterpart of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. She is the central figure for all the goddesses of fortune. She possesses all the attraction to attract the all-attractive Personality of Godhead. She is the primeval internal potency of the Lord." [Madhya 23.68] "Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī's twenty-five chief transcendental qualities are: (1) She is very sweet. (2) She is always freshly youthful. (3) Her eyes are restless. (4) She smiles brightly. (5) She has beautiful, auspicious lines. (6) She makes Kṛṣṇa happy with Her bodily aroma. (7) She is very expert in singing. (8) Her speech is charming. (9) She is very expert in joking and speaking pleasantly. (10) She is very humble and meek. (11) She is always full of mercy. (12) She is cunning. (13) She is expert in executing Her duties. (14) She is shy. (15) She is always respectful. (16) She is always calm. (17) She is always grave. (18) She is expert in enjoying life. (19) She is situated at the topmost level of ecstatic love. (20) She is the reservoir of loving affairs in Gokula. (21) She is the most famous of submissive devotees. (22) She is very affectionate to elderly people. (23) She is very submissive to the love of Her friends. (24) She is the chief gopī. (25) She always keeps Kṛṣṇa under Her control. In short, She possesses unlimited transcendental qualities, just as Lord Kṛṣṇa does." [Madhya 23.87-91]

Fotó: Radha, miért valaha szeretlek? Nézze meg, hogyan szenvedek így eltekintve a illatos fürtök. Látod, hogy sírok, hogy megfeleljen a szerelmes részeg szemét. Lásd, hogyan fájdalmat megérinteni E virág-tender kezet. Radha miért szeretlek Mert annyira gyötrelem?
ASTA SAKHIS - THE EIGHT PRINCIPAL GOPIES
The eight principal gopis in Krishna's lila appeared in Gaura Lila as:

Ramananda Raya – Vishakha
Svarupa Damodara Goswami – Lalita
Vanamali Kaviraja – Chitra
Raghava Goswami – Champakalata
Prabodhananda Sarasvati Thakura – Tungavidya
Krishna Dasa Brahmachari – Indulekha
Gadadhara Bhatta – Rangadevi
Ananta Acharya Goswami – Sudevi.


The beautiful gopis may be considered in hundreds of groups, each group containing hundreds of thousands of gopis. Aside from the eight varistha-gopas and the eight vara-gopis, sixty four gopis are considered most important. Their names are:


1. Ratnaprabha, 2. Ratikala, 3. Subhadra, 4. Ratika, 5. Sumukhi, 6. Dhanistha, 7. Kalahamsi, 8. Kalapini, 9. Madhavi, 10. Malati, 11. Candrarekha, 12. Kunjari, 13. Harini, 14. Capala, 15. Damni, 16. Surabhi, 17. Subhanana, 18. Kurangaksi, 19. Sucarita, 20. Mandali, 21. Manikundala, 22. Candrika, 23. Candralatika, 24. Pankajaksi, 25. Sumandira, 26. Rasalika, 27. Tilakini, 28. Sauraseni, 29. Sugandhika, 30. Ramani, 31. Kamanagari, 32. Nagari, 33. Nagavenika, 34. Manjumedha, 35. Sumadhura, 36. Sumadhya, 37. Madhureksana, 38. Tanumadhya, 39. Madhuspanda, 40. Gunacuda, 41. Varangada, 42. Tungabhadra, 43. Rasottunga, 44. Rangavati, 45. Susangata, 46. Citrarekha, 47. Vicitrangi, 48. Modini, 49. Madanalasa, 50. Kalakanthi, 51. Sasikala, 52. Kamala, 53. Madhurendira, 54. Kandarpa-sundari, 55. Kamalatika, 56. Prema-manjari, 57. Kaveri, 58. Carukavara, 59. Sukesi, 60. Manjukesi, 61. Harahira, 62. Mahahira, 63. Harakanthi, 64. Manohara.



http://soundcloud.com/macaroni108/guru-puja-toronto-10-74-91412
whey did the CIA/NSA/NWO use dupes to poison Srila Prabhupada? the answer is here;

Satsvarupa Gosvami: The opposition is claiming that joining Krishna consciousness is not an exercise of freedom of religion, but that we are guilty of “mind control.”

Srila Prabhupada: Him whose mind is already in Krishna consciousness the “deprogrammers” want to control by force. They are guilty of mind control, not we. They kidnap him and force him to think like them.

Satsvarupa Gosvami: Many times our opposition consists of businessmen and parents of devotees. They are very alarmed.

Srila Prabhupada: They should be alarmed. If the Hare Krishna movement goes on, their culture is finished. Now we are being recognized as the enemy of maya [illusion]. A fight is a fight. They are using their tactics; we are using ours. We will prove that they have no intelligence. As long as they don’t know Krishna, they remain fools.

Satsvarupa Gosvami: One man was challenging, “What if everyone became like you devotees?” He was worried. He thought the economy would collapse if everyone took to Krishna consciousness.

Srila Prabhupada: Well, anyway, he will not take to Krishna consciousness, and the materialistic economy will go on. As long as there is a class of men like him, there is no problem—the economy will go on. “If the prisoners become reformed, how will the prison continue?” Is that a very intelligent question? Their thinking is like that. We are giving up meat, and the slaughterhouse proprietors are sorry—”How will the business go on?”—as if that were a very wonderful business. The sooner you close that business, the better. That will be good for you. Liquor shops, breweries, cigarette factories-they are all worried how business will go on. Cow slaughter is the greatest sinful activity. They don’t know what they are doing. Therefore, a thorough overhaul is required; otherwise their stool-bound brains can’t be cleansed. Yes, we are washing your brain, because you have so much stool in your brain. We are sweepers engaged on behalf of God to wash the stool from your brain.

"One should know that everything in the world other than the jiva and the holy name, are without substance."

Bhaktivinoda Thakur

 

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." — St. Augustine

SPIRITNET ; A meeting place for devotees to express themselves, share Radha-Krsna culture, plan and perform seva, learn, educate, and grow their love.

When the self-realized devotees ordain any new arrangement, this should be followed as a religious code , even if such new arrangements are not found in the scriptural dictums of the previous sages. - SBSS and SBT.

 

Prediction of Srila Prabhupada in Bhavisya Purana.

Srila Prabhupada was chosen to spread Hare Krishna Mahamantra all over the world.

HG Jananivas Das prabhu : Another time, probably in 1973, Srila Prabhupada told me, “You can offer prayers in your own language if you like.” I used to chant the prayers in the morning. According to the shastra, you can only speak to the deity in Devanagari, the Sanskrit language.

In the Bhavisya Purana, bhavisya means in the future, it said that, “One saffron clad man will come from India and he will teach the Vedas in the language of the mlecchas.” [laughs] English is the language of the mlecchas. “And he will initiate with fire.”

Generally when a disciple receives the Gayatri mantra, it's a samskara which needs a fire sacrifice. Prabhupada used a fire sacrifice for the first initiation as well which is not mentioned in the Vedas.

It's for the Gayatri mantras. But for the Holy name Prabhupada used a fire sacrifice that is unique but is spoken of in the Bhavisya Purana. So it indicates Prabhupada. [laughs]

Mahavishnu Dasa)Ref: ISKCON Times


Avadhoot Maharaj said; Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur compiled his shiksha guru-parampara to demonstrate how the real guru manifests. His father In the Tattva-sutra , Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur writes that, 'Devotees of the Supreme Lord are not controlled by the scriptures. since their activities are congenial to divine wisdom. Therefore, when the self-realized devotees ordain any new arrangement, this should be followed as a religious code , even if such new arrangements are not found in the scriptural dictums of the previous sages."


"The topics of the warfare in which the Lord engages do not concern the war of death but the war against the chain of māyā which obliges one to accept repeated birth and death. In other words, one who takes delight in hearing the war topics of the Lord is relieved from the chains of birth and death. "sb/3/14/5


"SB 2.6.43-45: I myself [Brahma], Lord Siva, Lord Vishnu, great generators of living beings like Daksha and Prajapati, yourselves [Narada and the Kumaras], heavenly demigods like Indra and Candra, the leaders of the Bhurloka planets, the leaders of the earthly planets, the leaders of the lower planets, the leaders of the Gandharva planets, the leaders of the Vidyadhara planets, the leaders of the Caranaloka planets, the leaders of the Yakshas, Rakshas and Uragas, the great sages, the great demons, the great atheists and the great spacemen, as well as the dead bodies, evil spirits, satans, jinn, kushmandas, great aquatics, great beasts and great birds, etc. -- in other words, anything and everything which is exceptionally possessed of power, opulence, mental and perceptual dexterity, strength, forgiveness, beauty, modesty, opulence, and breeding, whether in form or formless -- may appear to be the specific truth and the form of the Lord, but actually they are not so. They are only a fragment of the transcendental potency of the Lord."


Jaya Sri Krsna !

"Make your own field... and continue to be Ritvik... and act on my behalf." - Śrīla Prabhupāda: July 31, 1977.


WHATEVER I HAVE INTRODUCED SHOULD REMAIN

One thing I received one letter from Gurukula regarding the Krsna Bowl contests, and I want you to know that nothing new should be added. Whatever I have introduced should remain. Nothing new should be added. New things means their brain is not clear. Carefully manage things what I have established.


Letter to: Rupanuga:

Vrindaban
4 September, 1974
74-09-04
Washington D.C.


In a Dec 31 1976 press interview, Srila Prabhupada explained:

"We never compromise. All my students, they will never compromise. Why shall I compromise? If I am confident that I am speaking the truth, why shall I make compromise? Those who are not confident of his position, they will make compromise. One who does not know where he stands, he will make compromise. And if I know where I am standing, why shall I make compromise? Let others do whatever he likes. This is our position."


In a letter to Brahmananda, September 9th, 1969 Srila Prabhupada wrote:


"Our point should be that we shall take all steps for self-protection, depending on the results on Krsna. We should NOT idly sit down simply depending on Krsna. Arjuna had to fight in the battlefield, but at the same time he heard Bhagavat Gita. Our Motto shall be like that! Neither we shall fight alone, without Krsna consciousness, nor we shall give up all possible facillities".

- courtesy Padmagarbha Prabhu


Prabhupāda: So this instruction of Ṛṣabhadeva is very, very important. Try to understand. Our this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is a protest to the modern way of civilization.

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"So to us everything material, without connection to Krsna, is to be rejected as stool,..." Srila Prabhupada, letter May 20, 1976.

 

"Yes. Anyway, follow the intruction. That is required. Follow the instruction. Wherever you remain, it doesn't matter. You are secure. Follow the instruction. Then you are secure anywhere. It doesn't matter. Just like I told you that I saw my Guru Maharaja not more than ten days in my life, but I followed his instruction. I was a gṛhastha, I never lived with the Maṭha, in the temple. It is practical."


Laxmī-Kānta Das

"So there was a whole big splash of political ideology going around ISKCON (74/75). There was a book about a conspiracy from The John Birch Society that made a big hit. And Prabhupada had confirmed that yes, it's a fact, there are conspiracies and the whole material society is being manipulated by a handful of vested interest groups, demons, raksasas, who take birth on this planet just to control and manipulate." (Ramesvara Interview - page 58)

"I joined ISKCON in 1971. I know this movement.. I noticed the erosion of ISKCON about a year after the departure of Srila Prabhupada. The leaders of ISKCON are deemed as criminals by many. Srila Prabhupada once made a statement in the early seventies; many of you are here in the garbs of a devotee, but you are here to destroy - demons from the lower planetary system have taken birth on this planet just to destroy this movement. We were all bewildered by this statement of Srila Prabhupada - We wondered who were these people? Well, now we know." (Jivadhara Dasa ACBSP. New York USA - BTP Issue 42)

Maybe some of the 100's of missing tapes contain Prabhupada saying similar things? They are probably hidden or destroyed alongside tapes of Prabhupada talking more about 'ritvik' system.

 

"His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness"


Tamala Asura : Only you are that powerful, Srila Prabhupada. We're like...

Prabhupada: Why you are not?

Tamala Krsna: We're like the bugs.

Prabhupada:You are my disciples. "Like father, like son." You should be. Gaurangera bhakta-jane. Everyone. Therefore Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, amara ajnaya guru hana tara' ei desa [Cc. Madhya 7.128]. He asked everyone, "Just become guru." Follow His instruction, you become guru. Amara ajnaya. Don't manufacture ideas. Amara ajnaya. "What I say, you do. You become a guru." Where is the difficulty? "And what is Your ajna?" Yare dekha tare kaha krsna-upadesa. Bas. Everything is there in the Bhagavad-gita. You simply repeat. That's all. You become guru. To become a guru is not difficult job. Follow Caitanya Mahaprabhu and speak what Krsna has said. Bas. You become guru."

 


Jaya Sri Krsna Caitanya, Prabhu Nityananda, Sri Advaita, Gadadhara, Srivasadi, Gaura-bhakta vrnda!


Jaja Jaya Sri Caitanya, Jaya Nityananda! Jaya Advaita Candra ! Jaya ! Gaura-bhakta-vrnda!

 

Hare Krişna, Hare Krişna,

Krişna Krişna, Hare Hare,

Hare Rama, Hare Rama,

Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

 

"...Strictly speaking, when chanting the names of the Panca-tatttva, one should fully offer his obeisances: sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-chakta-vrnda. By chanting one is blessed with the competency to chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra without offense. When chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, one should also chant it fully: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare."................(CC Adi Chapter 7)

"If one commits offenses in chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, he does not achieve love of Godhead even after chanting for many years....One should seriously and sincerely continue to chant the Paca-tattva names sri-krsna caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda. All these acaryas will bestow their causeless mercy upon a devotee and gradually purify his heart. When he is actually purified, automatically he will experience ecstasy in chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra......"CC Adi Intro to Chapter 8

 


"Yes. Anyway, follow the instruction. That is required. Follow the instruction. Wherever you remain, it doesn't matter. You are secure. Follow the instruction. Then you are secure anywhere. It doesn't matter. Just like I told you that I saw my Guru Maharaja not more than ten days in my life, but I followed his instruction. I was a gṛhastha, I never lived with the Maṭha, in the temple. It is practical."


HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada 108

 

om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya

chakshur unmilitam yena tasmi sri-gurave namah

I was born in the darkest ignorance, and my spiritual master opened my eyes with the torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto him.

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna preshthaya bhu-tale

srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracharine

nirvisesha-sunyavadi-paschatya-desa-tarine

Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvati Goswami. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Chaitanyadeva and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.

 

 

Ongoing revolution is the Lord's way of breaking the containing vessels we try to trap Him in. Our attempts are like Yasoda's ropes. Hare Krsna.

 

“tesam evanukampartham aham ajnana-jam tamah nasayamy atma-bhava-stho jnana-dipena bhasvata”
“To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance.” (BG 10.11).

 

Mac-cittah sarva-durgani Mat-prasadat tarisyasi Atha cet tvam ahankaran Na srosyasi vinanksyasi
“If you become conscious of Me, you will pass over all the obstacles of conditional life by My grace. If, however, you do not work in such consciousness but act through false ego, not hearing Me, you will be lost.” (BG 18.58)

 

Sakti buddhi hina ami ati dina

jogyate vichare kichu nahin pahi tomara karuna sara

“The Guru is not an erring mortal whose activities can be understood by the fallible reason of unreclaimed humanity. There is an eternally impassable line of demarcation between the Saviour and the saved. Those who are really saved can alone know this.” ( Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Srila Prabhupada)

 

We sing the following prayers everyday in front of Srila Prabhupada. It is related to the same verse that is in Srimad Bhagavad Gita 10.11.

Cakshu dana dilo jei janme janme prabhu sei divya jnana hrdaya prakasito

prema bhakti jaha hoite avidya vinasha jate vede gaya jahara charito

 

Yasya deve para bhaktir

Yatha deve tatha gurau

Tasyaite kathita hy arthah

Prakasante mahatmanah
“Only unto those great souls who simultaneously have implicit faith in both the Lord and the Spiritual Master are all the imports of Vedic knowledge automatically revealed.” Svetsvatara Upanisad 6.23

 

 

The organizational structure here at SPI; loosely moderated anarchy;

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati;
The church that has the best chance of survival in this damned world is that of atheism under the convenient guise of theism. The churches have always proved the staunchest upholders of the grossest form of worldliness from which even the worst of non-ecclesiastical criminals are found to recoil.

It is not from any deliberate opposition to the ordained clergy that these observations are made. The original purpose of the established churches of the world may not always be objectionable. But no stable religious arrangement for instructing the masses has yet been successful. The Supreme Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, in pursuance of the teachings of the scriptures enjoins all absence of conventionalism for the teachers of the eternal religion. It does not follow that the mechanical adoption of the unconventional life by any person will make him a fit teacher of religion. Regulation is necessary for controlling the inherent worldliness of conditional souls.

But no mechanical regulation has any value, even for such a purpose. The bona-fide teacher of religion is neither any product of nor the favourer of, any mechanical system. In his hands no system has likewise, the chance of degenerating into a lifeless arrangement. The mere pursuit of fixed doctrines and fixed liturgies cannot hold a person to the true spirit of doctrine or liturgy.

The idea of an organised church in an intelligible form, indeed, marks the close of the living spiritual movement. The great ecclesiastical establishments are the dikes and the dams to retain the current that cannot be held by any such contrivances. They, indeed, indicate a desire on the part of the masses to exploit a spiritual movement for their own purpose. They also unmistakably indicate the end of the absolute and unconventional guidance of the bona-fide spiritual teacher. The people of this world understand preventive systems, they have no idea at all of the unprevented positive eternal life. Neither can there be any earthy contrivance for the permanent preservation of the life eternal on this mundane plane on the popular scale.


"Simply by reading about glorification of the Supreme Lord and the devotees, all our needs will be fulfilled. Do not be impatient for the result, but rather always chant the holy names of Krishna with patience and tolerance. The Supreme Lord will certainly not sit quietly. According to the degree of one’s sādhana, Śrī Gauraharī certainly awards one auspicious results . Service to Hari is called bhakti. You will realize that chanting of the names of Krishna is in itself bhakti. You may touch your chanting beads to the lotus feet of Śrī Gaurasundara within your mind and chant the holy names of Krishna on those beads." Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada

 

Current temple presidents elect;

Tamohara dasa, acbssp, MSc., Bh.S.

 

Admin servitors ;

Shri Nrsngha, Bh.S., acbssp

 

Roupa Manjari DD said;
"A Vaiṣṇava ācārya is self-effulgent, and there is no need for any court judgment. A false ācārya may try to override a Vaiṣṇava by a high-court decision, but Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura says that he is nothing but a disciple of Kali-yuga."

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Sri Caitanya-caritamrta - 1975 Edition : Cc. Madhya-lila : Madhya 1: The Later Pastimes of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu : Madhya 1.220 : Purport

 

 


"Though my heart be still impure,

yet, it did, and shall, endure"

 

 

 

Posted by Rasa Manjari DD

 


BG 6.30: For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me.
BG 7.6: All created beings have their source in these two natures. Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution.
BG 7.7: O conqueror of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.
BG 7.8: O son of Kunti, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable om´ in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man.
BG 7.9: I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.
BG 7.10: O son of Pr?tha, know that I am the original seed of all existences, the intelligence of the intelligent, and the prowess of all powerful men.

 

 

Chapter 9: The Most Confidential Knowledge

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupadas 108

 

BG 9.1: The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Arjuna, because you are never envious of Me, I shall impart to you this most confidential knowledge and realization, knowing which you shall be relieved of the miseries of material existence.

 

BG 9.2: This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct perception of the self by realization, it is the perfection of religion. It is everlasting, and it is joyfully performed.

 

BG 9.3: Those who are not faithful in this devotional service cannot attain Me, O conqueror of enemies. Therefore they return to the path of birth and death in this material world.

 

BG 9.4: By Me, in My unmanifested form, this entire universe is pervaded. All beings are in Me, but I am not in them.

 

BG 9.5: And yet everything that is created does not rest in Me. Behold My mystic opulence! Although I am the maintainer of all living entities and although I am everywhere, I am not a part of this cosmic manifestation, for My Self is the very source of creation.

 

BG 9.6: Understand that as the mighty wind, blowing everywhere, rests always in the sky, all created beings rest in Me.

 

BG 9.7: O son of Kuntī, at the end of the millennium all material manifestations enter into My nature, and at the beginning of another millennium, by My potency, I create them again.

 

BG 9.8: The whole cosmic order is under Me. Under My will it is automatically manifested again and again, and under My will it is annihilated at the end.

 

BG 9.9: O Dhanañjaya, all this work cannot bind Me. I am ever detached from all these material activities, seated as though neutral.

 

BG 9.10: This material nature, which is one of My energies, is working under My direction, O son of Kuntī, producing all moving and nonmoving beings. Under its rule this manifestation is created and annihilated again and again.

 

BG 9.11: Fools deride Me when I descend in the human form. They do not know My transcendental nature as the Supreme Lord of all that be.

 

BG 9.12: Those who are thus bewildered are attracted by demonic and atheistic views. In that deluded condition, their hopes for liberation, their fruitive activities, and their culture of knowledge are all defeated.

 

BG 9.13: O son of Pṛthā, those who are not deluded, the great souls, are under the protection of the divine nature. They are fully engaged in devotional service because they know Me as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, original and inexhaustible.

 

BG 9.14: Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion.

 

BG 9.15: Others, who engage in sacrifice by the cultivation of knowledge, worship the Supreme Lord as the one without a second, as diverse in many, and in the universal form.

 

BG 9.16: But it is I who am the ritual, I the sacrifice, the offering to the ancestors, the healing herb, the transcendental chant. I am the butter and the fire and the offering.

 

BG 9.17: I am the father of this universe, the mother, the support and the grandsire. I am the object of knowledge, the purifier and the syllable oḿ. I am also the Ṛg, the Sāma and the Yajur Vedas.

 

BG 9.18: I am the goal, the sustainer, the master, the witness, the abode, the refuge, and the most dear friend. I am the creation and the annihilation, the basis of everything, the resting place and the eternal seed.

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BG 9.19: O Arjuna, I give heat, and I withhold and send forth the rain. I am immortality, and I am also death personified. Both spirit and matter are in Me.

 

BG 9.20: Those who study the Vedas and drink the soma juice, seeking the heavenly planets, worship Me indirectly. Purified of sinful reactions, they take birth on the pious, heavenly planet of Indra, where they enjoy godly delights.

 

BG 9.21: When they have thus enjoyed vast heavenly sense pleasure and the results of their pious activities are exhausted, they return to this mortal planet again. Thus those who seek sense enjoyment by adhering to the principles of the three Vedas achieve only repeated birth and death.

 

BG 9.22: But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My transcendental form — to them I carry what they lack, and I preserve what they have.

 

BG 9.23: Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way.

 

BG 9.24: I am the only enjoyer and master of all sacrifices. Therefore, those who do not recognize My true transcendental nature fall down.

 

BG 9.25: Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.

 

BG 9.26: If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it.

 

BG 9.27: Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform — do that, O son of Kuntī, as an offering to Me.

 

BG 9.28: In this way you will be freed from bondage to work and its auspicious and inauspicious results. With your mind fixed on Me in this principle of renunciation, you will be liberated and come to Me.

 

BG 9.29: I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him.

 

BG 9.30: Even if one commits the most abominable action, if he is engaged in devotional service he is to be considered saintly because he is properly situated in his determination.

 

BG 9.31: He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O son of Kuntī, declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes.

 

BG 9.32: O son of Pṛthā, those who take shelter in Me, though they be of lower birth — women, vaiśyas [merchants] and śūdras [workers] — can attain the supreme destination.

 

BG 9.33: How much more this is so of the righteous brāhmaṇas, the devotees and the saintly kings. Therefore, having come to this temporary, miserable world, engage in loving service unto Me.

 

BG 9.34: Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisances to Me and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me.

 

Varna Das Prabhu said; 2015, Thank you for your sincere words and greetings, Prabhu...I hope you will have a nice life performing this wonderful spiritual work for our Srila Prabhupada...I am proud of such devotees as you are...always doing the best for the inspiration of other devotees of The Lord. Congratulations,my dear friend Tamohara. I will pray for blessings to KRISHNA...blessings for you and for all the beloved devotees here in this meaningful site...Haribol,...thank you again, for defending Prabhupada...for loving him...for being loyal to him...hugs for all of you,my dear heroes...

 

 

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing...".

 

 

om tad visnoh paramam padam sada
pasyanti surayo diviva caksur atatam
tad viporaso vipanyavo jagrvamsah
samindhate visnor yat paramam padam


The suras (pure devotees) always behold the supreme abode of Bhagavan Sri Visnu, just as the unobstructed eye sees the sun within the sky. (Rg Veda)

 


SP said, letter to Hansadutta; "Regarding the poisonous effect in our Society, it is a fact and I know where from this poison tree has sprung up and how it affected practically the whole Society in a very dangerous form. But it does not matter. Prahlada Maharaja was administered poison, but it did not act. Similarly Lord Krsna and the Pandavas were administered poison and it did not act. I think in the same parampara system that the poison administered to our Society will not act if some of our students are as good as Prahlada Maharaja..."
Sri Sri Radha-Kalachandji Iskcon, Dallas


Don't gamble. Accept only the real thing as your personal guide and savior.

Sriman Bhadrasena Gopa, see vyasyas, NOD p 329

priya shakha, pure friendship, equal level, like Sridama, Sudama etc.

Lokanatha Thakura's Great prophesied Undefeatable Great General among the devotees ; Who, "Even if they leave Bharata and travel to foreign lands, he will go there to save them!"

"the general who leads Krsna's childhood friends in military pastimes"

Srila Prabhupada; To disciples; "You should be like I am. I cannot be defeated!"


Quote from ISKCON’s Certificate of Incorporation


“Third: It is declared that His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness of the Bay Area. He shall be the supreme power with respect to all matters of the Society, and that status shall not be occupied by or shared with any other individual, either during his lifetime, OR AFTER HIS DEATH. His name and title must appear on all documents, letterheads, publications and buildings of the Society or Corporation.”


Bhakta Peter said; Srila Prabhupada: "You can not make any changes in my spiritual masters book."
Govinda Dasi: What about the incorrect grammar we asked?
Srila Prabhupada: "You can not change one comma, not even a comma, not even a punctuation mark. That is the Etiquette! The etiquette, is called "arsha prayoga".. which is...What ever the guru has spoken, that is set in cement for eternity."

 


SP said, letter to Hansadutta; "Regarding the poisonous effect in our Society, it is a fact and I know where from this poison tree has sprung up and how it affected practically the whole Society in a very dangerous form. But it does not matter. Prahlada Maharaja was administered poison, but it did not act. Similarly Lord Krsna and the Pandavas were administered poison and it did not act. I think in the same parampara system that the poison administered to our Society will not act if some of our students are as good as Prahlada Maharaja..."
Sri Sri Radha-Kalachandji Iskcon, Dallas


Don't gamble. Accept only the real thing as your personal guide and savior.

Sriman Bhadrasena Gopa, see vyasyas, NOD p 329

priya shakha, pure friendship, equal level, like Sridama, Sudama etc.

Lokanatha Thakura's Great prophesied Undefeatable Great General among the devotees ; Who, "Even if they leave Bharata and travel to foreign lands, he will go there to save them!"

"the general who leads Krsna's childhood friends in military pastimes"

Srila Prabhupada; To disciples; "You should be like I am. I cannot be defeated!"


Quote from ISKCON’s Certificate of Incorporation


“Third: It is declared that His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness of the Bay Area. He shall be the supreme power with respect to all matters of the Society, and that status shall not be occupied by or shared with any other individual, either during his lifetime, OR AFTER HIS DEATH. His name and title must appear on all documents, letterheads, publications and buildings of the Society or Corporation.”


Bhakta Peter said; Srila Prabhupada: "You can not make any changes in my spiritual masters book."
Govinda Dasi: What about the incorrect grammar we asked?
Srila Prabhupada: "You can not change one comma, not even a comma, not even a punctuation mark. That is the Etiquette! The etiquette, is called "arsha prayoga".. which is...What ever the guru has spoken, that is set in cement for eternity."

Indian Lady: ... is that spiritual master still guiding after death? Srila Prabhupada: Yes, yes. Just like Krsna is guiding us, similarly spiritual master will guide us. . . . . .. . . . Food for thought ; When the giants in your life pass away, it's time to stop being small. - Unknown

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Srila Vyasadeva wrote down the main histories of the Vedas and philosophy of bhakti or devotion, roughly 5000 years ago. He wrote other books, and is considered an incarnation of Vishnu. He wrote Bhavisya Purana, which has prophecies, one of Muhammad, and one of Srila Prabhupada as above. Srila Prabhupada left India, and brought Vyasadeva's books to the foreigners in our languages, first one to do so really, the range of bhakti literatures, cream of Vyasadeva's works, and he did our baptisms in an unusual way, using fire sacrifices for first level, first initiation, most unusual, and this was also predicted and differentiates him for sure. Vaisnava scriptures are very prophetic and so far have all come true for millions of years. Your inquiry is much appreciated! Srila Prabhupada's appearance in this time is predicted in at least three old scriptures i can think of. He is a powerful incarnation of a perfect Being. There is also Lokanath's prophecy, as well as the lineage, place of samadhi, and Nitai Gauranga Balarama Krsna !


“Regarding your question: ‘What does it mean, we are all originally Krsna conscious entities? We are always with Krsna. Where is Krsna not present? So how can you say that we were before? You are always with Krsna and when we forget this fact we are far, far away from Him. In the Isopanisad it is clearly stated that: tad dire tad vantike. ‘He is very far away, but He is very near as well.’ (Isopanisad, Mantra Five). So this forgetfulness is our fall-down. It can take place at any moment, and we can counteract this forgetfulness immediately by rising to the platform of Krsna consciousness.”
(SPL to Upendra, 13th July, 1970)

“We are all originally situated on the platform of Krsna consciousnessin our eternal personal relationship of love of Krsna. But due to forgetfulness we become familiar with the material world or maya. As soon as one chants the Hare Krsna mantra with sincerity and without offense (you know there are ten kinds of offense to the holy name which we are to avoid very, very carefully) his original Krsna consciousness is immediately revived. Krsna consciousness means to be always remembering Krsna in some way or other, just like we are immediately thinking of Krsna when we chant His Name, Krsna, and we are always thinking how we can do something nice to pleaseKrsna with some service or other, or we are reading literature about Krsna or speaking about Krsna. In this way we are always remembering Krsna and that is our natural conscious state.

So naturally everything about Krsna is originally known to us all and as soon as we begin to associate with the devotees of the Lord and chant His holy name, this memory gradually becomes stronger as weremember our constitutional position of always serving Krsna in different ways. The first step, as you have noted is that the dirty things which are clouding our spiritual senses must be cleansed by the sankirtana process. So Krsna consciousness is a purifying process. If you follow the regulations of our Society very strictly you will quickly become completely purified and this achieve the highest perfection of life, Krsna consciousness or love of God.”
(SPL to Sriman Stan, 17th November, 1970)

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Every one of you become the spiritual master


Lord Caitanya says that "Every one of you become the spiritual master, every one of you. Why one, two? Every one of you." "Oh, spiritual master is very difficult job." No. No difficult job. Caitanya Maha... Amara ajnaya: "Just try to carry out My order. That's all. Then you become spiritual master." And if you interpolate, if you put something nonsense, rubbish, to show your so-called rascal's education, then it is spoiled. Immediately spoiled. And if you present as it is, then it is pure. amara ajnaya guru hana tara' ei desa

yare dekha, tare kaha ‘krsna'-upadesa

[Cc. Madhya 7.128]…

 

"The Krishna Consciousness movement can solve all the problems of life, all the problems in the world. Social, political, philosophical, religious, economic—everything can be solved by Krishna consciousness. It is very scientific and authorized. It is not a mental concoction or a sentimental movement. It is a most scientific movement. If you are sober, if you are actually reasonable, you'll understand that this Krishna consciousness movement is the most sublime movement for the welfare of the whole human society. If we are actually anxious for peace and tranquility in society, then we must be very serious about understanding Krishna consciousness."

Excerpt from a lecture by Srila Prabhupada (Founder - Acharya, ISKCON)


"Each and every living entity is originally attached to a particular type of transcendental service, because he is eternally the servitor of the Lord". - Srimad Bhagavatam 3.9.11, purport

"A person in ignorance of the principles of religion—who, therefore, does nothing in the matter of religion—is far better than a person who misguides others in the name of religion without reference to the factual religious principles of devotional service". - Srimad Bhagavatam 3.9.10, purport

PRABHUPADA: If you create an artificial God, it is better that He is dead so that He cannot inflict more injuries.


SRILA PRABHUPADA: Still fight must go on. Fight cannot be stopped. So fight like brave soldiers, Kṛṣṇa will help you. Don't make any compromise . .....Devotee: The outcome of the battle is already decided. Just like in Bhagavad-gītā, we've already won. We just have to keep, keep fighting. Prabhupāda: They are now feeling the pressure of the opposite party. So fight is fight. When there is fight, my Guru Mahārāja used to say, "Some of our soldiers will die. It doesn't matter." You don't expect that not a single soldier of your party will not die. No, some of them will die. Still fight must go on. Fight cannot be stopped. So fight like brave soldiers, Kṛṣṇa will help you. Don't make any compromise." Srila Prabhupada Room Conversation February 3, 1977, Bhuvanesvara:


"You are also one of the members of the GBC, so you can think over very deeply how to save the situation. It is a fact however that the GREAT SINISTER MOVEMENT is WITHIN our Society. I have not heard anything from Krsna das or Syamasundara., so all of you may try to save the Society from this dangerous position." Prabhupada´s letter to Hamsadutta. 2 september 1970 .

 

 

Rasa are of different variety. 1) raudra (anger), (2) adbhuta (wonder), (3) srngära (conjugal love), (4) häsya (comedy), (5) vira (chivalry), (6) dayä (mercy), (7) däsya (servitorship), (8) sakhya (fraternity), (9) bhayänaka (horror), (10) bibhatsa (shock), (11) sänta (neutrality), (12) vätsalya (parenthood). The sum total of all these rasas is called affection or love.

 

 

 

Kṛṣṇa Kṛpā Srī Mūrti
The Embodiment of Kṛṣṇa's Mercy
in glorification of Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
by Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami on Śrīla Prabhupāda's disappearance day
6th November, 1994, Bhubaneswar, India.

We should understand a Vaiṣṇava never dies. A Vaiṣṇava has no birth and no death like an ordinary jīva. He is no ordinary jīva, he is beyond birth and death. As the Supreme Lord appears and disappears, similarly His dear devotee, Vaiṣṇava Thākura, appears and disappears.
na karma-bandhunaṁ janma vaiṣṇavānāṁ ca vidyate
viṣṇur anucaratvaṁ hi mokṣam āhur manīṣiṇaḥ

“A Vaiṣṇava does not take birth under the jurisdiction of karmic law. His birth and disappearance are transcendental. The wise have declared that the servants of Viṣṇu are eternally engaged in the liberated service of the Lord and hence are free from the laws of material nature.” (Hari-bhakti-vilāsa, 10.113)

 

" serving the Absolute is the eternal function of the soul, and the only virtue." SBSST

 

"Look at the beauty of Vrindavana forest!
Touching each other with moving hands of splendid twigs and buds, gazing at each other with anjana-anointed eyes of flowers embraced by black bees, and the glory of their crowns moving to and fro, the trees and vines sweetly talk with maddened cuckoos' words like a treasury of honey."

 

 

Krishna will deliver.

We are HERE in Maya, because we wished to be here.

It is our choice to serve Krishna, or serve ourselves.

Best to know that serving Krishna IS serving oneself !


Parvati Devi dasi, TP, SPI

 

The Devotees’ Only Cherishable Hope

All the scriptures loudly sing that the form of divinity, the personality of Godhead, is the actual object of worship. Other than Him, no one can be worthy of the word ārādhya (the object of loving adoration). Due to being covered by ignorance for the time being, we have given up our loving quest to find Him and have cheated ourselves out of attaining love for Him. The very moment that we became covered by ignorance, anarthas* emerged, which led us to mistakenly perceive Him, the Supreme Lord, as some other entity. Our ultimate goal is to attain artha (meaningfulness), the antithesis of which lays in anarthas. If we do not take up a service attitude and pursue those goals, or perfections, available to us, which are most meaningful to us and dear to our hearts, and if we do not gain an understanding of the principles of service, then, swayed by our own arrogance and ego, we shall end up serving something other than He who is truly meant to be served. - SBSST

 

The gist of the advice given in Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu by Srila Rupa Gosvami is as follows: “We are to associate with those superior to us but in the same line of Krsna consciousness. They carry the same conception of the spiritual Truth, but they are superior to me. If I engage myself even as a sweeper in that camp, it will be highly valuable for my future spiritual life.” Srila Sridhara Goswami

 

 

 

 

"Sri Sri RadhaVallabha Ki Jaya ! Srimati RadhaRani Ki Jaya.


he krsna karuna-sindho
dina-bandho jagat-pate
gopesa gopika-kanta
radha-kanta namo ‘stu te


O my dear Krsna, You are the friend of the distressed and the source of creation. You are the master of the gopis and the lover of Radharani. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.


tapta-kancana-gaurangi
radhe vrndavanesvari
vrsabhanu-sute devi
pranamami hari-priye


I offer my respects to Radharani, whose bodily complexion is like molten gold and who is the Queen of Vrndavana. You are the daughter of King Vrsabhanu, and You are very dear to Lord Krsna."

 

 

Bhaktivinoda Thakura: Sri Krishna-samhita:


"The provisional character of scriptural texts is evident, but the authors of the scriptures do not explicitly indicate this because those qualified to discard the scriptural bindings naturally become independent of scripture with the help of the hidden indications of the scriptural authors and also by their own purified knowledge.

Such persons carry on sinless activities with the help of their own intellect as well as by the advice of the scriptures. In that stage the scriptures do not have any binding power over them, but only serve as their guides.

On the other hand, those who are unable to understand their own spiritual path for want of self-evident knowledge may not be able to ascertain their duties and so may fall into misery due to sensuality; for such people the scriptural rules are imperative.

Such persons should not know that there is any way for them apart from the bindings of the scriptures. When they become authorized due to their advancement, they will be able to know this secret by the suggestions of the scriptures.

 

 

Srila Prabhupada; "As it is said that one who drinks the water of the Ganges, he also gets salvation, then what to speak of Bhagavad-gita? Bhagavad-gita is the nectar in the whole Mahabharata, and is spoken by Visnu. Lord Krsna is the original Visnu. Visnu-vaktrad vinihsrtam. It is coming out of the mouth of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. And gangodakam, the Ganges is said to be emanated from the lotus feet of the Lord, and Bhagavad-gita is emanated from the mouth of the Lord. Of course, there is no difference between the mouth and the feet of the Supreme Lord. Still, from neutral position we can study that Bhagavad-gita is even more important than the Ganges water.

sarvopanisado gavo dogdha gopala-nandana partho vatsah su-dhir bhokta dugdham gitamrtam mahat

Just… This Gitopanisad is just like a cow, and the Lord is famous as cow boy, and He was milking this cow. Sarvopanisado. And it is the essence of all Upanisads and represented as the cow. And the Lord being expert cow boy, He is milking the cow. And partho vatsah. And Arjuna is just like the calf. And su-dhir bhokta. And learned scholars and pure devotees, they are to take this milk. Su-dhir bhokta dugdham gitamrtam mahat. The nectar, the milk of Bhagavad-gita, is meant for learned devotees."

 


"ekam sastram devaki-putra-gitam eko devo devaki-putra ev eko mantras tasya namani yani karmapy ekam tasya devasya seva


Now the world should learn from the Bhagavad-gita, the lesson. Evam sastram devaki-putra-gitam. There is one scripture only, one common scripture for the whole world, for the people of the whole world, and that is this Bhagavad-gita. Devo devaki-putra eva. And there is one God for the whole world, is Sri Krsna. And eko mantras tasya namani. And one hymn, mantra, one hymn only, one prayer, or one hymn, is to chant His name, Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Eko mantras tasya namani yani karmapy ekam tasya devasya seva. And there is one work only, that is to serve the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If one learns from Bhagavad-gita, then the people are very much anxious to have one religion, one God, one scripture, and one business or one activity of life. This is summarized in the Bhagavad-gita. That one, one God, is Krsna. Krsna is not sectarian God."

 

 

verse 11 of Sri Isopanisad explains,

“Only one who can learn the process of nescience and that of transcendental knowledge side by side can transcend the influence of repeated birth and death and enjoy the full blessings of immortality.”

 

 

 

An old Sufi tradition advises to speak only after our words have managed to pass through four gates. At the first gate, we ask ourselves, "Are these words true?" If so, we let them pass on; if not, back they go. At the second gate we ask; "Are they necessary?" At the third gate we ask; "Are they beneficial?" and at the fourth gate, we ask, "Are they kind?" If the answer to any of these is no, then what you are about to say should be left unsaid.
Good thing there's no Sufis around here!

 

 

 

 

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"United Nations is trying to come to Oneness, ONENESS of all Nation, they have no acheived it, but instead they are increasing their plans..." Srila Prabhupada, Columbus, Ohio, May 12, 1969

" The Great Sinister Movement has come to be within our ISKCON Hare Krishna Movement..." SP paraphrased


In a July 9, 1971 letter to Umapati Das, Srila Prabhupada wrote:
"GBC members are simply to see that things are going on. Other centers have got president, secretary, etc. and they are managing separately. That is the formula. So how is it that the GBC are the final authority? They are simply to examine that things are going on nicely, that is all."

“GBC men should not dictate very much, simply supervise and see that the
standards are maintained.”
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, February 14th, 1972)

“What will happen when I am not here, shall everything be spoiled by GBC? So for the time being, let the GBC activities be suspended until I thoroughly revise the whole procedure.”
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, April 11th, 1972)

“I made the GBC to give me relief, but if you do like this, then where is the relief. It is anxiety for me. This is the difficulty, that as soon as one gets power, he becomes whimsical and spoils everything.”
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, September 12th, 1974 )

“I am training some of my experienced disciples how to manage after my departure. So if instead of taking the training, if in my lifetime you people say I am the Lord of all I survey, that is dangerous conspiracy.”
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, October 8th, 1974)

“But the difficulty is that our GBC men are falling victim to maya. Today I trust this GBC and tomorrow he will fall down. That is the difficulty. If the GBC men are so flickering then what to speak of the others. Unless this problem is solved whatever we may resolve it will not be very useful. “
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, December 16th, 1974)

“The GBC should all be the instructor (siksa) gurus. I am the initiator (diksa) guru, and you should be the instructor guru by teaching what I am teaching and doing what I am doing. This is not a title, but you must actually come to this platform. This I want.”(Srila Prabhupada Letter, August 4th, 1975)

“The GBC (Governing Body Commission) has been established by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to represent Him in carrying out the responsibility of managing the International Society for Krishna Consciousness of which He is the Founder-Acarya and supreme authority. The GBC accepts as its life and soul His divine instructions and recognizes that it is completely dependent on His mercy in all respects. The GBC has no other function or purpose other than to execute the instructions so kindly given by His Divine Grace and preserve and spread his Teachings to the world in their pure form.”;(GBC Resolution No.1, 1975)

“Now has the GBC become more than Guru Maharaja? As if simply GBC is meant for looking after pounds, shilling, pence. The GBC does not look after spiritual life. That is a defect.”
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, November 10th, 1975)

"It is now evident that some of our top men are very much ambitious and there has been so many fall-downs.”
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, January 27th, 1975)

"Our mission is to serve bhakta-visesa and live with devotees. Not that you take the place of the guru. That is nonsense, very dangerous. Then everything will be spoiled. As soon as you become ambitious to take the place of guru—gurusu nara-matih. That is the material disease.”( Srila Prabhupada Conversation, April 20th, 1977)

 

"We must not rest until we have fully implemented a NEW WORLD KC ORDER ! " Jayapataka Swami, GBC letterhead sent to all GBC, Sept. 5, 1985.

 


Secondary or Indirect Rasas; Comedy, Compassion, Anger, Chivalry, Dread, Astonishment, Ghastliness. "The secondary rasas appear and then disappear after enhancing the flavors of the five primary rasas, and are; laughing, having wonderful visions, feeling anger and experiencing ghastliness and devastation". TLC, Ch 1.

 

 

 

 

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura;

To the Saragrahi Vaishnava, the temple has such thrilling charms which the ordinary Rationalist can never understand. We do not mean to say that Reason is a foolish principle. On the contrary we do not find better admirers of Reason than our humble selves. We hold that man's superiority amongst all created beings consist in man's possessing the noble gift of Reason.

 

 

 

What we maintain in this, that independent of this noble principle there is another higher gift in man which goes by the name of Love. Reason helps Love to maintain its proper bounds in the Spiritual world. Love often tends to degrade itself by exercising its functions on objects other than God and converts itself into lust for woman, wine, meat and gold. Here Reason advises her to rise higher till she reaches her proper sphere above. Thus we find that the object of Reason is to help Love and not to create it. Reason may be properly styled as the servant of Love and must always be subject to her in all her hopes, aspirations and holy works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rationalist on the contrary considers Reason as all in all. This is degradation of humanity. The progressive Rationalist, on the other hand, believes in the principle of love, but attempts to make her the maid-servant of Reason. This is another error. He makes spiritual love sometimes a prisoner in the Jails of Reason. Love wants to soar on her spiritual wings to a realm where the Jailer (Reason) cannot go and the latter is sure to tie up her wings for fear lest she goes to an unworthy place. Love utters sounds of a spiritual character peculiar to herself, but Reason, having no previous experience of it, mistakes it for a disease and administers medicines for her cure. Thus it is that the natural strength of the Queen of our Soul is crippled by artificial administrations of the dry principle of Reason and she rests in us as if a bird taken in a cage.

 

 

O Lord of lords, O master, please grant us pure devotional service at Your lotus feet, life after life. SB 12.13.22

 

 

 

 

There are abhideyas or processes to achieve our goal of establishing our sambhanda, realtionship, with Krsna, that we should adopt for the purpose of achieving our objectives. That is the meaning, and there are many
abhidheyas. They are classified by some authorities into sixty-four categories; by some, into nine categories; and by others, five. Though there are a multitude of courses that we may adopt by means of which we can love the All-love, the Absolute, these methods are classified into sixty-four, nine or five categories. Of the sixty-four categories, five are principal and it is with those five categories that we are to deal. These are:

 

(1)
bhāgavata śravaṇa,
kīrtana, and
smaraṇa (hearing, chanting and remembering the topics of
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam)

(2)
aṅghri-sevanam (serving the lotus feet) of Śrī Hari

(3)
mathurā-vāsa (residence in Śrī Mathurā-dhāma)

(4)
sat-saṅga (association with saints)

(5)
śrī harināma saṅkīrtana (congregational chanting of the holy names)

 

Adapted from
The Gaudiya, Volume 28, Number 7

by the
Rays of The Harmonist team

 

From Sri Brihad-Bhagavatamirta
"The Nectar of the Supreme Personality of Godhead"

of Srila Sanatana Gosvami

Chapter One

1 Glory to He who is a great ocean of many sweetnesses, who is scented with the fragrance of youth, and who, in the form of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, descended (to this world) to give pure love for His own lotus feet and to personally taste the perfect eternal love felt by the gopis.

2 Glory to the gopis headed by Srimati Radharani, who are famous as the beloveds of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and the sweetness of whose intimate relationship with Lord Hari no one will ever have the slightest power to describe.

3 Glory to Lord Hari who, seeing the very sweet love His dear devotees bear for Him, eagerly descended (to this world) in the form of a devotee, who is now splendid as gold, who is dressed as a sannyasi, who is the son of Srimati Saci-devi, and who bears the name Sri Krsna Caitanya.

4 Glory to Goddess Mathura, the best and most beautiful of cities, dear to Lord Krsna, beautified with His birth-pastime, the place where His pastimes are narrated eternally, the place that, because it removes all sins and grants liberation and devotional service, is eternally glorified in this world.

5 Glory, glory to Vrndavana forest, the place dearer to Lord Krsna than the transcendental realm of Vaikuntha, the place where Lord Krsna eternally protects the surabhi cows, and where, sweetly playing the flute, He arouses the pure love of the gopis in the arena of the rasa dance.

6 Glory to the Yamuna River, which is the daughter of the sun-god, the sister of Yamaraja, the friend of Mathura, superior to Ganges, and very dear to Lord Krsna, and which flows with what seems to be water but is actually the nectar of the lotus flower of Lord Krsna's feet.

7 Glory to Govardhana Hill, the king of mountains, the hill the gopis declared was the best servant of Lord Hari, the hill personally worshipped by Lord Krsna when He stopped the Indra-yajna, the hill that for seven days rested on Lord Krsna's lotus hand.

8 Glory, glory to devotional service in pure love for Krsna. Rejected by the devotees, finally understanding the confidential secret of all Vedic knowledge, and abandoning all trust in mantra chanting, Vedic sacrifices, and severe austerity, liberation now worships the feet of devotional service. Liberation now yearns to take shelter of the feet of devotion.

9 All glories, all glories, to the all-blissful holy name of Sri Krsna, which causes the devotee to give up all conventional religious duties, meditation, and worship. When somehow or other uttered even once by a living entity, the holy name awards him liberation. The holy name of Krsna is the highest nectar. It is my very life and my only treasure.*

10 Obeisances to boundlessly merciful Lord Sri Krsnacandra who, appearing as Sri Caitanya, distributed the nectar of pure love of God in the age of Kali.

11 This book is bhakti literatures' essence, which was revealed by the Lord who is dear to the heart.

Note: The Lord who is dear to the heart is Nanda's son, who plays the flute and whose handsome form gracefully bends in three places. By his mercy He appeared in the heart and revealed the truth of devotional service.

Another interpretation is "Caitanyadeve" is "Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu" and "rupa" is "Srila Rupa Gosvami". Then the phrase becomes: "which was revealed by Srila Rupa Gosvami, who is dear to Lord Caitanyadeva."

12 May the saintly devotees hear this confidential book, the Bhagavatamrta (the nectar of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotees), which Jaimini Rsi affectionately spoke to Maharaja Janamejaya.

13 Hearing the wonderful story of Mahabharata from Jaimini, the king of sages, and becoming very eager to hear more, Maharaja Janamejaya, the son of Maharaja Pariksit, asked:

14 Sri Janamejaya said: O brahmana, the sweet nectar I found in your narration of Mahabharata I did not find in Vaisampayana's version. Please now sweetly finish that story.

15-17 Sri Jaimini said: Of Sri Pariksit, who was the best of kings, and who by Sukadeva's instructions had become free of all fears, wise in all spiritual knowledge, and plunged in love for Sri Krsna, and who at that moment was about to ascend to his desired destination (in the spiritual world), his mother, Uttara, who was a great devotee of Lord Krsna, who was flooded with love, and who was first distressed, and then, encouraged by her son, had become cheerful, asked:

19 Sri Jaimini said: Maharaja Pariksit, who was both affectionate to his mother and eager to repeat the very wonderful nectar history of Lord Govinda he had heard, respectfully said:

20 Maharaja Pariksit said: Mother, although at this time I wished to follow a vow of silence, the sweetness of your question makes me eager to speak.

21-3 Bowing down, by my guru Srila Sukadeva Gosvami's mercy, to the infallible Supreme Personality of Godhead, who gave life to both you and your son, by the power of his mercy I will speak the beautiful Bhagavatamrta, the nectar of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotees, which the great devotees extracted with great effort, which is the great conclusion of the assembly of sages, and which is a great secret. Please listen with great attention.

24-5 Once, during the month of Magha, at Prayaga, the best of holy places, many great sages bathed in the morning, happily sat down near the Deity of Lord Madhava and, thinking how to attain spiritual success, praised each other, saying "You are dear to Lord Krsna."

26 O mother, then a great brahmana devotee of the Lord came there to Dasasvamedha-tirtha.

27 A wealthy landowner, he and his associates had come to feed the brahmanas.

28 That great soul performed his morning duties, set aside a large area, and brought many wonderful things.

29 He quickly fashioned a charming courtyard, set up many open tents, and anointed the ground with his own hand.

30 Then he placed Lord Krsna, in His Salagrama-sila form, on a beautiful golden throne. Filled with happiness, and carefully following the proper rituals, he devotedly worshipped the Deity.

31 He offered delicious foods, costly garments and many other valuables to Lord Hari. Then he celebrated a great festival wherein he himself danced to the accompaniment of singing instrumental music.

32 Then he bowed down to offer respects to the brahmanas, who could eloquently speak on the Vedas, Puranas, and other scriptures. He bowed down to the sannyasis, householders, and brahmacaris.

33 Then with sweet words and polite behaviour he pleased the many Vaisnavas, who were always eager to taste the bliss of chanting Lord Krsna's glories.

34 He placed on his head the water that had washed their feet. He worshipped them by giving them the food and valuables that had been offered to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

35 Then he respectfully fed the poor and the outcastes, and he satisfied even the dogs, jackals, birds, and insects.

36 When everyone was satisfied in this way the saintly persons requested that he also eat. He and his associates then happily ate the remnants of the nectarean feast.
18 Sri Uttara said: Son, as nectar was taken from the ocean of milk, please extract for me the essence of Sukadeva's teachings.

38-40 Then he put the Lord to rest and was about to go home when Sri Narada, who is always eager to serve the Lord, and who had been observing all his actions from far away, suddenly stood up in the assembly of sages, again and again said, "This person is very dear to Lord Maha-Visnu", quickly went to the brahmana and, proclaiming to the world that this person is the object of Sri Krsna's great mercy, said:

41 Sri Narada said: O king of brahmanas, Lord Krsna is very merciful to you. I have seen how in this sacred place you (have given) your money, property, generosity, and power.

42 The learned brahmana then said to sage Narada: It is not true. My lord, what signs of Lord Krsna's mercy do you see in me?

43 I am insignificant. Who am I? How much can I give in charity? What power do I have? Where is my devotion to the Supreme Personality of Godhead?

44 In the south is a great king in whose country are many temples of the Lord. This king is the real object of Lord Krsna's mercy.

45 Sustained by eating food offered to Lord Krsna, many sannyasis, pilgrims, and others comfortably travel through his country.

46 Near the royal palace is a deity of the Lord. It is as if the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, whose spiritual form is eternal and full of knowledge and bliss, has, out of His great kindness, personally come there, and is deliberately standing still without moving even slightly.

47 In that place is always a newer and newer festival where are every moment many newer and newer valuable presentations are made to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

48 He respectfully feeds all the residents of his kingdom, as well as many visitors from foreign lands, with prasadam offered to Lord Visnu.

49-50 Because they are very eager to see the Deity of the lotus-eyed Supreme Personality of Godhead, because they are filled with happiness by tasting the remnants of food offered to the Deity, and because in this place they may meet many saintly persons, many devotees of Lord Visnu come from foreign lands and permanently reside in his country.

51 The king worships the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the brahmanas, and he has given his country to them as their property. For this reason, in his country there is no calamity, no suffering, and no fear.

52 In his country the ground produces crops even without being plowed. The rain falls as much as one could desire, and excellent fruit, roots, and garments are very easy to obtain.

53 Righteously engaged in their various occupational duties, and completely devoted to Lord Krsna, all the people of his country are very happy. They all follow their king as if they were his sons and daughters.

54 Prideless, and always humbly engaged in the service of the Lord, he pleases everyone. He is very dear to the infallible Supreme Personality of Godhead.

55-6 In the presence of the Deity regularly chanting the Lord's holy names with his brothers, wives, children, grandchildren, servants, government ministers, priests, and other associates, and in that sankirtana personally dancing, singing transcendental songs, and playing musical instruments, he always brings great happiness to the Lord.
37 Then he approached Lord Krsna, and with folded hands offered the fruits of all his actions to the Lord.

57 A host of good qualities follow his great devotion to Lord Krsna. How many of them can I enumerate? Of how many of them am I aware?

58 Sri Pariksit said: Then Narada went to see that great king. As he was travelling in that king's country he noticed that the people were intently and happily engaged in the worship of the Supreme Lord.

59 Happily playing his vina, Narada entered the palace and could see the king there. Impelled by the brahmana's words, Narada approached him and said:

60 Sri Narada said: You have great royal power, saintly subjects, a host of good qualities, piety, wealth, learning and devotion to the Lord. You are certainly the object of Lord Krsna's mercy.

61 Sri Pariksit said: Narada Muni, the best of Vaisnavas, played his vina and glorified the king's good qualities in song. Narada embraced the king again and again.

62 His head bowed down with embarrassment to hear so much praise of himself, the humble king worshipped the great sage Narada and then spoke the following words:

63-4 Devarsi Narada, my life is short. My power is very circumscribed, I have very little to give in charity. I am not independent. I am governed by fear. I remain under the dominion of the three-fold miseries. Why, without considering all these points, do you consider me, who am so unqualified, to be the object of Lord Krsna's mercy?

65 The demigods have effulgent and very powerful bodies. They are always worshipped by human beings. They are the actual object of Lord Visnu's mercy.

66 The demigods are sinless. They are situated in the mode of goodness. They never suffer. They are always happy. They are completely independent. They have the power to fulfill all the desires of their devotees.

67 Whenever they wish they can drink nectar that satisfies all their hunger and thirst and frees them from old-age, disease, death and all distress.

68 My lord, by the power of their great good fortune these demigods reside in Svargaloka. The human beings who reside in Bharata-varsa may enter that Svarga realm only by performing many pious deeds.

69 The most important of these demigods is Maharaja Indra. He has the power to reward or punish. It is he who nourishes the world with rain.

70 For 71 yugas he is the master of the three planetary systems. If a human king performs 100 asvamedha-yajnas he will not obtain such a post.

71 His horse is Uccahisrava, his great elephant Airavata, his cow Kamadhuk, and his garden the Nandana.

72 In the Nandana garden are parijatas and many other flowers that fulfill all desires, and there are also many kalpa-druma trees and kalpa-lata vines that also fulfill all desires.

73 A single flower from that garden fulfils all desires. Indra's abode is filled with very wonderful singing, dancing, instrumental music, colourful garments, delicious food, and a host of other opulences and pleasures.

74 Ah! What more can I say about his good fortune? The Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Visnu became his younger brother Vamana.

75 Lord Vamana brings Indra great happiness. Lord Vamana protects Indra from all calamities. Lord Vamana personally accepts the opulent worship Indra offers. You know all this. What more need I say?


BY HIS DIVINE GRACE A. C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA
;


My advice to you under the circumstances is that at least for one hour you must all go to have sankirtana outside on the streets or in the park. That is your life and soul, first business. The next business is completing the chanting of 16 rounds every day. The next business is your editing. And if you find extra time then you can attend the temple ceremonies. Otherwise you can stop these activities. But outdoor kirtana, your editing work, and chanting of 16 rounds must be done. Outdoor kirtana must be done, even at the cost of suspending all editorial work. That is your first and foremost business. Temple worship is not so important. If need be, the whole temple can be locked. But the outdoor kirtana cannot be stopped.
(Letter to Rayarama, 17 May 1969)

 

The cycle of four ages -- Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali -- continues perpetually among living beings on this earth, repeating the same general sequence of events.


My dear King Pariksit, all these kings I have described, as well as all other human beings, come to this earth and stake their claims, but ultimately they all must give up this world and meet their destruction.

Even though a person's body may now have the designation "king," in the end its name will be "worms," "stool" or "ashes." What can a person who injures other living beings for the sake of his body know about his own self-interest, since his activities are simply leading him to hell?

[The materialistic king thinks:] "This unbounded earth was held by my predecessors and is now under my sovereignty. How can I arrange for it to remain in the hands of my sons, grandsons and other descendants?"

Although the foolish accept the body made of earth, water and fire as "me" and this earth as "mine," in every case they have ultimately abandoned both their body and the earth and passed away into oblivion.

My dear King Pariksit, all these kings who tried to enjoy the earth by their strength were reduced by the force of time to nothing more than historical accounts."


Prabhupada: Who thinks we are Krsna? We do not think. We do not think like that.

Devotee: Belong to Krsna.

Devotee (2): We are Krsna's.

Prabhupada: We are servants of Krsna. We are Krsna's. Just like you are son of your father, similarly, we are servants of Krsna. We are not Krsna. Who says that we are Krsna? We do not say. We are servants of Krsna.

Indian: (indistinct)

Prabhupada: [break] ... and chant Hare Krsna. Where is the difficulty? This is the short cut. This is the shortest cut.


'"So, my dear boys and girls, about six years ago I came to your country single-handed, with this pair of cymbals. Now you are so many chanting Hare Krishna. That is my success. It was the prediction of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu: prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama, sarvatra pracara hoibe mora noma. Lord Caitanya desired that 'In all the towns—in as many towns and villages as there are on the surface of the globe—My name will be broadcast.' He is Krishna Himself—svayam krsna, krsna caitanya-namine — simply changing His name as Krishna Caitanya. So His prediction will never go in vain. That's a fact. So my plan was that T shall go to America... If I can convince the younger generation of America, they will take it up.' If you kindly take this Krishna consciousness movement seriously, your country will be saved, and the whole world will be saved." - (Lecture, May 18,1972, Los Angeles)


Thank you very much!


Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!


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 preference to his spiritual master.


7 May, 1975
Perth, Australia
Letter to Lalita Priya devi


"We should follow in the footsteps of Lord Caitanya and the six Goswamis of Vrndavana.
They were always serving Krishna in the mood of separation. They never said that "now I have seen Krishna" or "last night I danced with Krishna" - no. They were crying where is Krishna, and they were always searching after Him, wondering when they would finally be able to see Him.
We should also desire intensely to see and be with Krishna, but first thing is to become purified through devotional service.
It is not possible otherwise. So, keep on helping me to spread this Krishna Consciousness movement, following the rules and regulations very carefully,
and your life will be perfected and you will see Krishna."


courtesy Nityananda Rama Prabhu, acbssp


Prabhupada remarked after receiving his permanent visa to the USA, "If your government knew what I was coming to do they would never have given the visa." (paraphrased)


In grateful service, Vaiyasaki Das

"Pamho Tamohara Prabhu, agtACBSP!

Thank you for keeping me engaged in this wonderful krsna katha which is our best medicine to overcome the material disease. This (above) is a proper article prabhu, because HDG Gour Govinda Maharajah used to say that this mood of separation is the last limit of bhakti, called bhakti naipunya.

HE say: but when there is separation it is very acute,very painful burning like poison. two opposites are there poison is there and nectar is there.....outside burning but inside immense pleasure..... like the karmi they are feeling separation from material enjoyment therefore the blazing fire is finished them to ash. But the fire of Krsna consciuosness burn everything including the desire for enjoyment, one cannot understand how krsna is eternally brahamacari. HE has more then sixteen thousand wives in Dvaraka and produced so many sons. HE is a great grhastha,is HE a brahmacari ? SRILA GAURA GOVINDA MAHARAJ used to say this as the most deep point of our kc philosophy.

We have not love for SRI KRSNA yet because if we had that we were already all dead, like maharaj ugrasena, HE fell flat to the ground dead when HE heard that SRI KRSNA left the planet. Like all the members of the yadu dynasty, they could not live without the separation of SRI YADUNANDANAji.

All the brahma gaudiya vaisnava sampradaya acharyas done the spiritual revolution by saving a lot of fallen souls by this mood of separation from SRI KRSNA in vani seva, because all the vapu forms that we are using at the moment are all temporary, but the vani seva is eternal. In this immense pleasure coming from vipralambha rasambhode service in separation from our lost spiritual bodies, thank you for your sat-sanga" agtys ys

a.c seva das haribol


Hare Krishna! Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Thank you for all the nectar, Prabhus! Along the same line: Śvetāśvatara
Upaniṣad (6.23):
yasya
deve
parābhaktir

yathā
deve
tathā
gurau

tasyaite kathitā hy
arthāḥ

prakāśante
mahātmanaḥ

[ŚU6.23]

"Unto those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual master, all the imports of Vedic knowledge are automatically revealed."

Your servant,

Citi-Sakti Devi Dasi


"So we should associate by vibration, and not by the physical presence. That is real association.". Srila Prabhupada lecture, Srimad Bhagavatam, August 18, 1968


Real association means hearing the teachings of the spiritual master, not physically associating with him. Srila Prabhupada speaks about some of his god brothers, who had extensive physical association with Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, but have become USELESS due to their NOT following the orders of their spiritual master:


"So far as personal association with Guru is concerned, I was only with Guru Maharaj 4 or 5 times, but I have never left his association, not even for a moment. Because I am following his instruction, I have never felt any separation. There are some of my God brothers here in India, who had constant personal association with Guru Maharaja, but who are neglecting his orders. This is just like the bug who is sitting on the lap of the king. He may be very puffed up by his position but all he can succeed in doing is biting the king. Personal association is not so important as association through serving."


"I went to your country for spreading this information of Krishna Consciousness and you are helping me in my mission, although I am not physically present there but spiritually I am always with you." - Srila Prabhupada letter to Nandarani, Krishna Devi and Subala, October 3, 1967


The real blessings of Srila Prabhupada can be obtained by hearing his teachings, reading his books, hearing his audio lectures, and so on. There were many people who may have had Srila Prabhupada’s physical association, but the real connection with Srila Prabhupada comes when one hears his teachings by reading his books hearing his audio lectures. To judge one’s relationship with Srila Prabhupada on the basis of how much or how little physical association they may have had with him is a material conception. A spiritual conception of the relationship with Srila Prabhupada is judged by how deeply one has imbibed his teachings within one’s heart. - Kanhaiya prabhu. 2012.


"I am always with you. Never mind if I am physically absent."
- Srila Prabhupada letter to Jayananda, September 16, 1969


"So far as your question about controversy amongst the disciples . . . that is a fact. But this controversy is not material. Just like in a national program, different political parties are sometimes in conflict and make propaganda against each other, but their central point is always service to the country. Similarly, amongst the disciples . . . there may be some controversy, but the central point is how to preach the mission of His Divine Grace. If the central point is fixed up then there is no harm in such controversy. Every individual being must have his opinion; that is the significance of individuality, but all such differences of opinions must coincide in Krishna. In the battlefield of Kuruksetra were Arjuna and Bhisma who were fighting with one another, and because Krishna was on the side of Arjuna, sometimes Bhisma pierced the body of Krishna also with arrows. But still they remained the greatest devotees of the Lord.'"

(Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Mandali Bhadra, July 28, 1969)

 

"
From now on unless I order you do something change or in addition, go on with the usual standard way..."
Srila Prabhupada
.

You are not expected to do it all or understand much at first. In the long run, we hope you will in fact renounce all personal claims to the world and surrender your life word deeds and everything you possess in His service, as according to your heart's understanding of Srila Prabhupada's directions to you. That is pure devotional service, so the standards are the world's highest in that sense. But there is otherwise no material qualifications for developing love of Godhead! Any and all have this right and inherent capacity. We the disciples have done so, have committed to the group of devotees eternally serving Godhead under the directions of Srila Prabhupada. So it is not a cheap internet site thing. But as you take, it is up to you, take more or less, we are giving it freely. Srila Prabhupada uses the example of an electric current; the current is there, but the electric light bulbs use according to their capacity. - your servant tdv

 


From Srila Prabhupada’s June 22, 1972 letter to Hamsaduta
“So especially you must encourage the students to read our books throughout the day as much as possible, and give them all good advice how to understand the books, and inspire them to study the things from every point of view. In this way, by constantly engaging our tongues in the service of the Lord, either by discussing His philosophy or by chanting Hare Krishna, the truth is that Krishna Himself will reveal Himself to us and we shall understand how to do everything properly.

Now we have got so many students and so many temples but I am fearful that if we expand too much in this way that we shall become weakened and gradually the whole thing will become lost. Just like milk. We may thin it more and more with water for cheating the customer, but in the end it will cease to be any longer milk.
Better to boil the milk now very vigorously and make it thick and sweet, that is the best process. So let us concentrate on training our devotees very thoroughly in the knowledge of Krishna Consciousness from our books, from tapes, by discussing always, and in so many ways instruct them in the right propositions.”

 

"Lord Ṛṣabhadeva told His sons: My dear boys, of all the living entities who have accepted material bodies in this world, one who has been awarded this human form should not work hard day and night simply for sense gratification, which is available even for dogs and hogs that eat stool. One should engage in penance and austerity to attain the divine position of devotional service. By such activity, one’s heart is purified, and when one attains this position, he attains eternal, blissful life, which is transcendental to material happiness and which continues forever."

 

"Bala Krsna !, Bhaja Krsna !, Lala Krsna Nama !
Krsna Mata, Krsna Pita, Krsna dharma prana."
These are the first words used in Harinam sankirtana of Mahaprabhu, by Lord Nityananada and Srila Haridasa Thakura, whom were sent door to door in Navadvipa.

 

Who is Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī?
Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī is an eternal associate of Bhagavān. He is the spiritual master of the whole world (jagad-guru) and the emperor among the devotees. In śrī kṛṣṇa-līlā, he is the maidservant of Śrīmatī Rādhikā named Śrī Rūpa Mañjarī. Śrī Rūpa Prabhu is an intimate associate of Śrī Gaurāṅga.
His existence does not stem from jīva-tattva (the existential principle of the atomic living soul), but from svarūpa-śakti-tattva (the existential principle of the supreme, internal potency of reality), which is the master of jīva-tattva. He is the beloved associate of Śrī Rādhā, the daughter of Vṛṣabhānu Mahārāja.

 

Srila Prabhupada Lecture
Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.15
“Advancement means… But we don’t change our Vedic knowledge. We do not say, “Now, Kṛṣṇa, five thousand years ago, said like this. Now we are advanced. We change this line.” Of course, others are doing. In the scriptures… Just like the Christians, they are changing the words. But you cannot do that. Then where is the authority? If you change the word of the scripture, then where is the authority of the scripture? Just like in lawbooks, there is some law made already. Whimsically you cannot, I mean to say, erase the words and put something that “It should be changed like this.” That will not be accepted. Law, if there is change… Actually, there is no change. There cannot be change. Real law means there is no change. Just like day and night, it is coming. The fortnight, the dark period and the light period, it is coming for millions and millions and time immemorial. The same law is going, going on. You cannot change. So as soon as you change, that means it is imperfect. You change.
So Vedic laws are not like that. You cannot change. Five thousand years ago Kṛṣṇa said, sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja: [Bg. 18.66] “You give up all other religious principles. Simply surrender unto Me.” We are preaching the same thing. No change. No change. There is no possibility of change. Then how Kṛṣṇa is authority? So change means imperfect knowledge."

idam bhagavatam nama
puranam brahma-sammitam
uttama-shloka-caritam
cakara bhagavan rishih
nihsreyasaya lokasya
dhanyam svasty-ayanam mahat

“This Srimad Bhagavatam is the literary incarnation of God, and it is compiled by Srila Vyasadeva, the incarnation of God. It is meant for the ultimate good of all people, and it is all-successful, all blissful and all-perfect.”


Wow, I feel enveloped by Krishna devotion on your site. I love it. I will definitely take time out to go there often.
I am so inspired by your effort there. I will definitely go there for the nectar.

Sincerely your servant, Sacisuta Dasa


RRdasa's comment; "This site is supremely great. Krsna`s blessings is with this site. Haribol."

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"AGTSP. One day Prabhu and I were talking about Krsna consciousness networks on the internet, so he said that he saw a network with lots of people and over a hundred groups, but very little action, but your network has just just a few groups but very inspiring and the blogs are packed with knowledge and spiritual food for thought. So I told him that I heard about it sometime ago but did not check it out. So I had a look recently and I was amazed at what I saw. I agree with him. This site has everything. It is marvellous. Thank You Tamoharadasa Prabhu. Srila Prabhupada and Krsna will be very pleased with you. Take care. Hare Krsna."

Yogeshwara Prabhu

 

MyWordizBond:


Hare Krsna! Now, I have an idea of where you come from prabhu. I fell in love with the temple and the devotees this week. Something incredible happened to me this week : I understand pure devotional service. Now, I can picture myself in a temple for life.. I am forever grateful to you for showing me this. Please accept my humble and respectful obeisances prabhuji. Haribol!

 

ganges ca, yamuna caiva, godaveri, sarasvati

narmade, sindhu, kaveri, gallesmin sinnidim kuru

Everyone please chant Hare Krsna


Sri Krsna Gopala

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Namo Namo, Tulasi Krsna preyasi, Namo Namo !

RMdd


(7): No, but do we offer the prayer first to Śiva...?
Prabhupāda: That you do. There is no harm. Lord Śiva is also called Mahādeva. Amongst the demigods, he is the chief. So if you worship Lord Śiva... We also worship Śiva. It is not that we disrespect Śiva. We offer our utmost respect to Lord Śiva. But that does not mean that he is the Supreme Lord.
There is no harm. There is no harm. But you should understand what is Śiva and what is Viṣṇu. If you offer first prayer to Lord Śiva, there is no harm. It is good. He is... Vaiṣṇavānāṁ yathā śambhuḥ. He is our spiritual master. He is Vaiṣṇava. Why not offer first respect to him? But if you take Lord Śiva as the Supreme, that is insult.


Srila Prabhupada is describing that when the Kazi tried to stop the Sankirtan Movement, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu organized a protest march on the Kazi, rallying hundreds of thousands of people to come and put pressure on the Kazi because he was doing the wrong thing by mistreating the Vaisnavas who were on sankirtan. Srila Prabhupada says:

"This incident shows clearly that the Lord was not a so-called timid Vaisnava. A Vaisnava is a fearless devotee of the Lord, and for the right cause he can take any step suitable for the purpose. Arjuna was also a Vaisnava devotee of Lord Krsna, and he fought valiantly for the satisfaction of the Lord. Similarly, Vajrangaji, or Hanuman, was also a devotee of Lord Rama, and he gave lessons to the nondevotee party of Ravana. The principles of Vaisnavism are to satisfy the Lord by all means. A Vaisnava is by nature a nonviolent, peaceful living being, and he has all the good qualities of God, but when the nondevotee blasphemes the Lord or His devotee, the Vaisnava never tolerates such impudency."


In his purport to Caitanya-caritamrta Adi 17.141, Srila Prabhupada further states:

"In the present day also, people all over the world may join together in the Krsna consciousness movement and protest against the present degraded governments of the world's godless societies, which are based on all kinds of sinful activities. Srimad-Bhagavatam states that in the Age of Kali, thieves, rogues and fourth-class people who have neither education nor culture capture the seats of governments to exploit the citizens. This is a symptom of Kali-yuga that has already appeared. People cannot feel secure about their lives and property, yet the so-called governments continue, and government ministers get fat salaries, although they are unable to do anything good for society. The only remedy for such conditions is to enhance the sankirtana movement under the banner of Krsna consciousness and protest against the sinful activities of all the world's governments.


The Krsna consciousness movement is not a sentimental religious movement; it is a movement for the reformation of all the anomalies of human society. If people take to it seriously, discharging this duty scientifically, as ordered by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the world will see peace and prosperity instead of being confused and hopeless under useless governments. There are always rogues and thieves in human society, and as soon as a weak government is unable to execute its duties, these rogues and thieves come out to do their business. Thus the entire society becomes a hell unfit for gentlemen to live in. There is an immediate need for a good government -- a government by the people, with Krsna consciousness. Unless the masses of people become Krsna conscious, they cannot be good men. The Krsna consciousness movement that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu started by chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra still has its potency. Therefore people should understand it seriously and scientifically and spread it all over the world."

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." — St. Augustine

SPIRITNET ; A meeting place for devotees to express themselves, share Radha-Krsna culture, plan and perform seva, learn, educate, and grow their love.

When the self-realized devotees ordain any new arrangement, this should be followed as a religious code , even if such new arrangements are not found in the scriptural dictums of the previous sages. - SBSS and SBT.

 

Prediction of Srila Prabhupada in Bhavisya Purana.

Srila Prabhupada was chosen to spread Hare Krishna Mahamantra all over the world.

HG Jananivas Das prabhu : Another time, probably in 1973, Srila Prabhupada told me, “You can offer prayers in your own language if you like.” I used to chant the prayers in the morning. According to the shastra, you can only speak to the deity in Devanagari, the Sanskrit language.

In the Bhavisya Purana, bhavisya means in the future, it said that, “One saffron clad man will come from India and he will teach the Vedas in the language of the mlecchas.” [laughs] English is the language of the mlecchas. “And he will initiate with fire.”

Generally when a disciple receives the Gayatri mantra, it's a samskara which needs a fire sacrifice. Prabhupada used a fire sacrifice for the first initiation as well which is not mentioned in the Vedas.

It's for the Gayatri mantras. But for the Holy name Prabhupada used a fire sacrifice that is unique but is spoken of in the Bhavisya Purana. So it indicates Prabhupada. [laughs]

Mahavishnu Dasa)Ref: ISKCON Times


Avadhoot Maharaj said; Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur compiled his shiksha guru-parampara to demonstrate how the real guru manifests. His father In the Tattva-sutra , Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur writes that, 'Devotees of the Supreme Lord are not controlled by the scriptures. since their activities are congenial to divine wisdom. Therefore, when the self-realized devotees ordain any new arrangement, this should be followed as a religious code , even if such new arrangements are not found in the scriptural dictums of the previous sages."


"The topics of the warfare in which the Lord engages do not concern the war of death but the war against the chain of māyā which obliges one to accept repeated birth and death. In other words, one who takes delight in hearing the war topics of the Lord is relieved from the chains of birth and death. "sb/3/14/5


"SB 2.6.43-45: I myself [Brahma], Lord Siva, Lord Vishnu, great generators of living beings like Daksha and Prajapati, yourselves [Narada and the Kumaras], heavenly demigods like Indra and Candra, the leaders of the Bhurloka planets, the leaders of the earthly planets, the leaders of the lower planets, the leaders of the Gandharva planets, the leaders of the Vidyadhara planets, the leaders of the Caranaloka planets, the leaders of the Yakshas, Rakshas and Uragas, the great sages, the great demons, the great atheists and the great spacemen, as well as the dead bodies, evil spirits, satans, jinn, kushmandas, great aquatics, great beasts and great birds, etc. -- in other words, anything and everything which is exceptionally possessed of power, opulence, mental and perceptual dexterity, strength, forgiveness, beauty, modesty, opulence, and breeding, whether in form or formless -- may appear to be the specific truth and the form of the Lord, but actually they are not so. They are only a fragment of the transcendental potency of the Lord."


Jaya Sri Krsna !

"Make your own field... and continue to be Ritvik... and act on my behalf." - Śrīla Prabhupāda: July 31, 1977.


WHATEVER I HAVE INTRODUCED SHOULD REMAIN

One thing I received one letter from Gurukula regarding the Krsna Bowl contests, and I want you to know that nothing new should be added. Whatever I have introduced should remain. Nothing new should be added. New things means their brain is not clear. Carefully manage things what I have established.


Letter to: Rupanuga:

Vrindaban
4 September, 1974
74-09-04
Washington D.C.


In a Dec 31 1976 press interview, Srila Prabhupada explained:

"We never compromise. All my students, they will never compromise. Why shall I compromise? If I am confident that I am speaking the truth, why shall I make compromise? Those who are not confident of his position, they will make compromise. One who does not know where he stands, he will make compromise. And if I know where I am standing, why shall I make compromise? Let others do whatever he likes. This is our position."


In a letter to Brahmananda, September 9th, 1969 Srila Prabhupada wrote:


"Our point should be that we shall take all steps for self-protection, depending on the results on Krsna. We should NOT idly sit down simply depending on Krsna. Arjuna had to fight in the battlefield, but at the same time he heard Bhagavat Gita. Our Motto shall be like that! Neither we shall fight alone, without Krsna consciousness, nor we shall give up all possible facillities".

- courtesy Padmagarbha Prabhu


Prabhupāda: So this instruction of Ṛṣabhadeva is very, very important. Try to understand. Our this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is a protest to the modern way of civilization.

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"So to us everything material, without connection to Krsna, is to be rejected as stool,..." Srila Prabhupada, letter May 20, 1976.

 

"Yes. Anyway, follow the intruction. That is required. Follow the instruction. Wherever you remain, it doesn't matter. You are secure. Follow the instruction. Then you are secure anywhere. It doesn't matter. Just like I told you that I saw my Guru Maharaja not more than ten days in my life, but I followed his instruction. I was a gṛhastha, I never lived with the Maṭha, in the temple. It is practical."


Laxmī-Kānta Das

"So there was a whole big splash of political ideology going around ISKCON (74/75). There was a book about a conspiracy from The John Birch Society that made a big hit. And Prabhupada had confirmed that yes, it's a fact, there are conspiracies and the whole material society is being manipulated by a handful of vested interest groups, demons, raksasas, who take birth on this planet just to control and manipulate." (Ramesvara Interview - page 58)

"I joined ISKCON in 1971. I know this movement.. I noticed the erosion of ISKCON about a year after the departure of Srila Prabhupada. The leaders of ISKCON are deemed as criminals by many. Srila Prabhupada once made a statement in the early seventies; many of you are here in the garbs of a devotee, but you are here to destroy - demons from the lower planetary system have taken birth on this planet just to destroy this movement. We were all bewildered by this statement of Srila Prabhupada - We wondered who were these people? Well, now we know." (Jivadhara Dasa ACBSP. New York USA - BTP Issue 42)

Maybe some of the 100's of missing tapes contain Prabhupada saying similar things? They are probably hidden or destroyed alongside tapes of Prabhupada talking more about 'ritvik' system.

 

"His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness"


Tamala Asura : Only you are that powerful, Srila Prabhupada. We're like...

Prabhupada: Why you are not?

Tamala Krsna: We're like the bugs.

Prabhupada:You are my disciples. "Like father, like son." You should be. Gaurangera bhakta-jane. Everyone. Therefore Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, amara ajnaya guru hana tara' ei desa [Cc. Madhya 7.128]. He asked everyone, "Just become guru." Follow His instruction, you become guru. Amara ajnaya. Don't manufacture ideas. Amara ajnaya. "What I say, you do. You become a guru." Where is the difficulty? "And what is Your ajna?" Yare dekha tare kaha krsna-upadesa. Bas. Everything is there in the Bhagavad-gita. You simply repeat. That's all. You become guru. To become a guru is not difficult job. Follow Caitanya Mahaprabhu and speak what Krsna has said. Bas. You become guru."

 


Jaya Sri Krsna Caitanya, Prabhu Nityananda, Sri Advaita, Gadadhara, Srivasadi, Gaura-bhakta vrnda!


Jaja Jaya Sri Caitanya, Jaya Nityananda! Jaya Advaita Candra ! Jaya ! Gaura-bhakta-vrnda!

 

Hare Krişna, Hare Krişna,

Krişna Krişna, Hare Hare,

Hare Rama, Hare Rama,

Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

 

"...Strictly speaking, when chanting the names of the Panca-tatttva, one should fully offer his obeisances: sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-chakta-vrnda. By chanting one is blessed with the competency to chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra without offense. When chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, one should also chant it fully: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare."................(CC Adi Chapter 7)

"If one commits offenses in chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, he does not achieve love of Godhead even after chanting for many years....One should seriously and sincerely continue to chant the Paca-tattva names sri-krsna caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda. All these acaryas will bestow their causeless mercy upon a devotee and gradually purify his heart. When he is actually purified, automatically he will experience ecstasy in chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra......"CC Adi Intro to Chapter 8

 


"Yes. Anyway, follow the instruction. That is required. Follow the instruction. Wherever you remain, it doesn't matter. You are secure. Follow the instruction. Then you are secure anywhere. It doesn't matter. Just like I told you that I saw my Guru Maharaja not more than ten days in my life, but I followed his instruction. I was a gṛhastha, I never lived with the Maṭha, in the temple. It is practical."


HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada 108

 

om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya

chakshur unmilitam yena tasmi sri-gurave namah

I was born in the darkest ignorance, and my spiritual master opened my eyes with the torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto him.

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna preshthaya bhu-tale

srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracharine

nirvisesha-sunyavadi-paschatya-desa-tarine

Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvati Goswami. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Chaitanyadeva and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.

 

 

Ongoing revolution is the Lord's way of breaking the containing vessels we try to trap Him in. Our attempts are like Yasoda's ropes. Hare Krsna.

 

“tesam evanukampartham aham ajnana-jam tamah nasayamy atma-bhava-stho jnana-dipena bhasvata”
“To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance.” (BG 10.11).

 

Mac-cittah sarva-durgani Mat-prasadat tarisyasi Atha cet tvam ahankaran Na srosyasi vinanksyasi
“If you become conscious of Me, you will pass over all the obstacles of conditional life by My grace. If, however, you do not work in such consciousness but act through false ego, not hearing Me, you will be lost.” (BG 18.58)

 

Sakti buddhi hina ami ati dina

jogyate vichare kichu nahin pahi tomara karuna sara

“The Guru is not an erring mortal whose activities can be understood by the fallible reason of unreclaimed humanity. There is an eternally impassable line of demarcation between the Saviour and the saved. Those who are really saved can alone know this.” ( Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Srila Prabhupada)

 

We sing the following prayers everyday in front of Srila Prabhupada. It is related to the same verse that is in Srimad Bhagavad Gita 10.11.

Cakshu dana dilo jei janme janme prabhu sei divya jnana hrdaya prakasito

prema bhakti jaha hoite avidya vinasha jate vede gaya jahara charito

 

Yasya deve para bhaktir

Yatha deve tatha gurau

Tasyaite kathita hy arthah

Prakasante mahatmanah
“Only unto those great souls who simultaneously have implicit faith in both the Lord and the Spiritual Master are all the imports of Vedic knowledge automatically revealed.” Svetsvatara Upanisad 6.23

 

 

The organizational structure here at SPI; loosely moderated anarchy;

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati;
The church that has the best chance of survival in this damned world is that of atheism under the convenient guise of theism. The churches have always proved the staunchest upholders of the grossest form of worldliness from which even the worst of non-ecclesiastical criminals are found to recoil.

It is not from any deliberate opposition to the ordained clergy that these observations are made. The original purpose of the established churches of the world may not always be objectionable. But no stable religious arrangement for instructing the masses has yet been successful. The Supreme Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, in pursuance of the teachings of the scriptures enjoins all absence of conventionalism for the teachers of the eternal religion. It does not follow that the mechanical adoption of the unconventional life by any person will make him a fit teacher of religion. Regulation is necessary for controlling the inherent worldliness of conditional souls.

But no mechanical regulation has any value, even for such a purpose. The bona-fide teacher of religion is neither any product of nor the favourer of, any mechanical system. In his hands no system has likewise, the chance of degenerating into a lifeless arrangement. The mere pursuit of fixed doctrines and fixed liturgies cannot hold a person to the true spirit of doctrine or liturgy.

The idea of an organised church in an intelligible form, indeed, marks the close of the living spiritual movement. The great ecclesiastical establishments are the dikes and the dams to retain the current that cannot be held by any such contrivances. They, indeed, indicate a desire on the part of the masses to exploit a spiritual movement for their own purpose. They also unmistakably indicate the end of the absolute and unconventional guidance of the bona-fide spiritual teacher. The people of this world understand preventive systems, they have no idea at all of the unprevented positive eternal life. Neither can there be any earthy contrivance for the permanent preservation of the life eternal on this mundane plane on the popular scale.


"Simply by reading about glorification of the Supreme Lord and the devotees, all our needs will be fulfilled. Do not be impatient for the result, but rather always chant the holy names of Krishna with patience and tolerance. The Supreme Lord will certainly not sit quietly. According to the degree of one’s sādhana, Śrī Gauraharī certainly awards one auspicious results . Service to Hari is called bhakti. You will realize that chanting of the names of Krishna is in itself bhakti. You may touch your chanting beads to the lotus feet of Śrī Gaurasundara within your mind and chant the holy names of Krishna on those beads." Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada

 

Current temple presidents elect;

Tamohara dasa, acbssp, MSc., Bh.S.

 

Admin servitors ;

Shri Nrsngha, Bh.S., acbssp

 

Roupa Manjari DD said;
"A Vaiṣṇava ācārya is self-effulgent, and there is no need for any court judgment. A false ācārya may try to override a Vaiṣṇava by a high-court decision, but Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura says that he is nothing but a disciple of Kali-yuga."

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Sri Caitanya-caritamrta - 1975 Edition : Cc. Madhya-lila : Madhya 1: The Later Pastimes of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu : Madhya 1.220 : Purport

 

 


"Though my heart be still impure,

yet, it did, and shall, endure"

 

 

 

Posted by Rasa Manjari DD

 


BG 6.30: For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me.
BG 7.6: All created beings have their source in these two natures. Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution.
BG 7.7: O conqueror of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.
BG 7.8: O son of Kunti, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable om´ in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man.
BG 7.9: I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.
BG 7.10: O son of Pr?tha, know that I am the original seed of all existences, the intelligence of the intelligent, and the prowess of all powerful men.

 

 

Chapter 9: The Most Confidential Knowledge

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupadas 108

 

BG 9.1: The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Arjuna, because you are never envious of Me, I shall impart to you this most confidential knowledge and realization, knowing which you shall be relieved of the miseries of material existence.

 

BG 9.2: This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct perception of the self by realization, it is the perfection of religion. It is everlasting, and it is joyfully performed.

 

BG 9.3: Those who are not faithful in this devotional service cannot attain Me, O conqueror of enemies. Therefore they return to the path of birth and death in this material world.

 

BG 9.4: By Me, in My unmanifested form, this entire universe is pervaded. All beings are in Me, but I am not in them.

 

BG 9.5: And yet everything that is created does not rest in Me. Behold My mystic opulence! Although I am the maintainer of all living entities and although I am everywhere, I am not a part of this cosmic manifestation, for My Self is the very source of creation.

 

BG 9.6: Understand that as the mighty wind, blowing everywhere, rests always in the sky, all created beings rest in Me.

 

BG 9.7: O son of Kuntī, at the end of the millennium all material manifestations enter into My nature, and at the beginning of another millennium, by My potency, I create them again.

 

BG 9.8: The whole cosmic order is under Me. Under My will it is automatically manifested again and again, and under My will it is annihilated at the end.

 

BG 9.9: O Dhanañjaya, all this work cannot bind Me. I am ever detached from all these material activities, seated as though neutral.

 

BG 9.10: This material nature, which is one of My energies, is working under My direction, O son of Kuntī, producing all moving and nonmoving beings. Under its rule this manifestation is created and annihilated again and again.

 

BG 9.11: Fools deride Me when I descend in the human form. They do not know My transcendental nature as the Supreme Lord of all that be.

 

BG 9.12: Those who are thus bewildered are attracted by demonic and atheistic views. In that deluded condition, their hopes for liberation, their fruitive activities, and their culture of knowledge are all defeated.

 

BG 9.13: O son of Pṛthā, those who are not deluded, the great souls, are under the protection of the divine nature. They are fully engaged in devotional service because they know Me as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, original and inexhaustible.

 

BG 9.14: Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion.

 

BG 9.15: Others, who engage in sacrifice by the cultivation of knowledge, worship the Supreme Lord as the one without a second, as diverse in many, and in the universal form.

 

BG 9.16: But it is I who am the ritual, I the sacrifice, the offering to the ancestors, the healing herb, the transcendental chant. I am the butter and the fire and the offering.

 

BG 9.17: I am the father of this universe, the mother, the support and the grandsire. I am the object of knowledge, the purifier and the syllable oḿ. I am also the Ṛg, the Sāma and the Yajur Vedas.

 

BG 9.18: I am the goal, the sustainer, the master, the witness, the abode, the refuge, and the most dear friend. I am the creation and the annihilation, the basis of everything, the resting place and the eternal seed.

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BG 9.19: O Arjuna, I give heat, and I withhold and send forth the rain. I am immortality, and I am also death personified. Both spirit and matter are in Me.

 

BG 9.20: Those who study the Vedas and drink the soma juice, seeking the heavenly planets, worship Me indirectly. Purified of sinful reactions, they take birth on the pious, heavenly planet of Indra, where they enjoy godly delights.

 

BG 9.21: When they have thus enjoyed vast heavenly sense pleasure and the results of their pious activities are exhausted, they return to this mortal planet again. Thus those who seek sense enjoyment by adhering to the principles of the three Vedas achieve only repeated birth and death.

 

BG 9.22: But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My transcendental form — to them I carry what they lack, and I preserve what they have.

 

BG 9.23: Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kuntī, but they do so in a wrong way.

 

BG 9.24: I am the only enjoyer and master of all sacrifices. Therefore, those who do not recognize My true transcendental nature fall down.

 

BG 9.25: Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.

 

BG 9.26: If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it.

 

BG 9.27: Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform — do that, O son of Kuntī, as an offering to Me.

 

BG 9.28: In this way you will be freed from bondage to work and its auspicious and inauspicious results. With your mind fixed on Me in this principle of renunciation, you will be liberated and come to Me.

 

BG 9.29: I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him.

 

BG 9.30: Even if one commits the most abominable action, if he is engaged in devotional service he is to be considered saintly because he is properly situated in his determination.

 

BG 9.31: He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O son of Kuntī, declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes.

 

BG 9.32: O son of Pṛthā, those who take shelter in Me, though they be of lower birth — women, vaiśyas [merchants] and śūdras [workers] — can attain the supreme destination.

 

BG 9.33: How much more this is so of the righteous brāhmaṇas, the devotees and the saintly kings. Therefore, having come to this temporary, miserable world, engage in loving service unto Me.

 

BG 9.34: Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisances to Me and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me.

 

Varna Das Prabhu said; 2015, Thank you for your sincere words and greetings, Prabhu...I hope you will have a nice life performing this wonderful spiritual work for our Srila Prabhupada...I am proud of such devotees as you are...always doing the best for the inspiration of other devotees of The Lord. Congratulations,my dear friend Tamohara. I will pray for blessings to KRISHNA...blessings for you and for all the beloved devotees here in this meaningful site...Haribol,...thank you again, for defending Prabhupada...for loving him...for being loyal to him...hugs for all of you,my dear heroes...

 

 

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing...".

 

 

om tad visnoh paramam padam sada
pasyanti surayo diviva caksur atatam
tad viporaso vipanyavo jagrvamsah
samindhate visnor yat paramam padam


The suras (pure devotees) always behold the supreme abode of Bhagavan Sri Visnu, just as the unobstructed eye sees the sun within the sky. (Rg Veda)

 

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare

 

ISKCON's Founder-Acharya, His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, wrote on March 27, 1972
 
"If we simply repeat this philosophy exactly as it is, without any misrepresentation or adulteration , then this movement will never stop, and we will conquer the world ".

 

 

Bhagavad-gita 18.43......"Heroism, power, determination, resourcefulness, courage in battle, generosity, and leadership are the qualities of work for the kṣatriyas." ...................................... Gopala Krsna: Srila Prabhupada, I am just trying to clarify -- I don't want to offend anyone -- but no disciple of yours should call himself diksa-guru or siksa-guru. Am I right? Prabhupada:.." Well, everyone is engaged to become siksa-guru, but one should become perfect. The attempt is -- what is called? -- probationer. When probationer period is finished, then he is naturally, automatically, bona fide guru. Not in the probationer period. That is immature attempt. That will failure. Amara ajnaya [Cc. Madhya 7.128], Caitanya Mahaprabhu said: "By My order." So all my disciples are expected to become siksa-guru on my order, not by his own order." Srila Prabhupada's room conversation May 30 1976 Honolulu, Hawaii.

Actually, Prabhupada never appointed any gurus. [...] He appointed eleven rtviks. He never appointed them gurus. Myself and the other GBC have done the greatest disservice to this movement the last three years because we interpreted the appointment of rtviks as the appointment of gurus."
(Tamala Krsna Goswami, 3/12/80, quoted in ISKCON Journal, 1990, GBC Executive Committee)
 
 

It is not Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is for the lazy fellow. No. It is meant for the strong man. Strong in body, strong in mind, strong in determination - everything strong, strong in brain. It is meant for them. Sʀɪᴍᴀᴅ Bʜᴀɢᴀᴠᴀᴛᴀᴍ 7.6.5 Lᴇᴄᴛᴜʀᴇ Tᴏʀᴏɴᴛᴏ, Jᴜɴᴇ 21, 1976

 

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Śyāmasundara: Do you think this movement is the only way to know God?


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(there must be clearly stated: "Krishna consciousness." I don't mind if nobody accepts it, but there must be 'Kṛṣṇa.' So actually it is very happy that Western countries, they are accepting Kṛṣṇa. Why not? Kṛṣṇa is for everyone)


 
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(But one moon, oh, dissipate the whole darkness of the night. Similarly, at least those who have taken to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, you become, each of you become a moon and enlighten the world)


 
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"Everywhere, Kṛṣṇa's kingdom, Kṛṣṇa's property."


 
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