The Age of Kali Yuga and the Kali Demon

The Age of Kali Yuga and the Kali Demon

The Age of Kali Yuga and the Kali Demon

Kali Yuga is the present iron age of quarrel and hypocrisy. The age of Kali is the most condemned age due to its quarrelsome features. Kali-yuga is so saturated with vicious habits that there is a great fight at the slightest misunderstanding.

What are the symptoms of the age of Kali? They are (1) illicit connection with women, (2) indulgence in meat-eating, (3) intoxication and (4) taking pleasure in gambling. The age of Kali literally means the age of quarrel, and the above mentioned four symptoms in human society are the root causes for all kinds of quarrel.

The next symptom of the age of Kali is the distressed condition of the cow. Milking the cow means drawing the principles of religion in a liquid form. The great ṛṣis and munis would live only on milk. But people in Kali Yuga are killing cows. These greatly sinful acts are responsible for all the troubles in present society. People do not know what they are doing in the name of economic development. The influence of Kali will keep them in the darkness of ignorance. Despite all endeavors for peace and prosperity, they must try to see the cows and the bulls happy in all respects. Foolish people do not know how one earns happiness by making the cows and bulls happy, but it is a fact by the law of nature. Let us take it from the authority of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and adopt the principles for the total happiness of humanity.

The Personality of Kali

Mahārāja Parīkṣit observed that a lower-caste śūdra, dressed like a king, was beating a cow and a bull with a club, as if they had no owner. The bull was as white as a white lotus flower. He was terrified of the śūdra who was beating him, and he was so afraid that he was standing on one leg, trembling and urinating. [Read More…]

Ramesvara’s Connection with Radhanath in the Conspiracy to Murder Sulocana

Ramesvara and Radhanath not truthful on Sulochan Murder Ramesvara and Radhanath not truthful on Sulochan Murder

Ramesvara and Radhanath not truthful on Sulochan Murder
(Jyotidhama das)

An interesting letter about Ramesvara and Radhanath from Jyotirdhama dasa, former New Vrindaban Director of Telecommunications:

Hare Krishna Hrishikesh prabhu. Good morning. I just want to tell about an exchange I had with Ramesvara on FaceBook yesterday, Saturday, August 11, 2019. Jayamadhava posted a comment criticizing Mahatma for a flyer featuring him (Mahatma).

Ramesvara (Robert Grant) came on and scolded Jayamadhava for fault finding. I commented that if he (Ramesvara) would stop lying about Sulochana’s murder then we wouldn’t have to point out behavior such as his. Robert Grant responded with a long comment about how wrong it was for me to connect him to such a horrendous crime when he was never even questioned by law enforcement about it. He also said that I should not believe everything I read in some book. I have to tell you that I’ve been waiting for one of my “partners in crime” to challenge me about what I know.

I responded that I know he is lying because I was on the New Vrindaban switchboard when Radhanath Swami flew to Los Angeles to get Ramesvara’s help in the plot to murder Sulochan dasa. In my comment on Facebook, I told Robert Grant that I was also involved in the murder plot, but I also was never questioned. There was no response from him, and all related comments were quickly deleted. I never heard back from him. [Read More…]

SRILA PRABHUPADA – EVERYONE’S DĪKṢĀ-GURU FOR THE NEXT 10.000 YEARS

SRILA PRABHUPADA - EVERYONE’S DĪKṢĀ-GURU FOR THE NEXT 10.000 YEARS

SRILA PRABHUPADA – EVERYONE’S DĪKṢĀ-GURU FOR THE NEXT 10.000 YEARS

I wish that each and every Branch shall keep their independent identity and cooperate keeping the Acarya in the centre. On this principle we can open any number of Branches all over the world. The Ramakrishna mission works on this principle and thus as organization they have done wonderfully.“

https://prabhupadabooks.com/letters/san_francisco/february/11/1967/kirtanananda

I am the Spiritual Master of this institution, and all the members of the Society, they’re supposed to be my disciples. They follow the rules and regulations which I ask them to follow, and they are initiated by me spiritually.” (Śrīla Prabhupāda Radio interview – San Francisco, March 12, 1968)

“Just like Krishna can be present simultaneously in millions of places, similarly the spiritual master also can be present wherever the disciple wants. A spiritual master is the principle, not the body. Just like a television can be seen in thousands of places by the principle of relay monitoring.” (Śrīla Prabhupāda Letter – May 28, 1968)

“Initiation is a formality. First of all you have to decide whether you will abide by the rules and regulations and become Krsna conscious. That is your consideration. You have to decide for yourself whether you are going to take this Krsna consciousness seriously. That is your decision. Initiation is a formality. If you are serious, that is real initiation. If you have understood this Krishna philosophy and if you have decided that you will take Krishna consciousness seriously and preach the philosophy to others, that is your initiation. My touch is simply a formality. It is your determination. That is initiation.” (Śrīla Prabhupāda Conversation – ‘The Search for the Divine’, Back to Godhead #49, 1972)

“One does not have to undergo initiation or execute the activities required before initiation. One simply has to vibrate the holy name with his lips. Thus even a man in the lowest class (caṇḍāla) can be delivered.” (Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 15.108 (BBT Original 1975)

The chanting Hare Krishna is our main business, that is real initiation. And as you are all following my instruction, in that matter, the initiator is already there.” (Śrīla Prabhupāda Letter – Montreal, August 19, 1968) [Read More…]

Prasadam – Ghee

Prasadam – Ghee
by Sun Staff

…the Mother of all ingredients is milk, and all its glorious byproducts. Today we’ll begin an exploration of ghee, which is one of the final foodstuffs derived from processing milk. Cow’s milk is said to possess the essential sap of all plants, and ghee is a most valued derivation of that nutritious stuff. The clear golden liquid known as ghee is the crown jewel of oils, and is one of Srimati Radharani’s most favored ingredients.

The word ghee comes from the Sanskrit ghrta [ghrit], or “sprinkled”. Aayurghritam means ‘ghee is life’, and this is reflected in the many sacred ways the stuff is used in devotional practice, from cooking to feeding the sacred fire, or performing abhisheka with panchamrta. Use of ghee as a substance to anoint the Deities is mentioned in Yajurveda, and the Rgveda has many references to butter and ghee.

Lord Prajapati, the primordial lord of the creatures and father of the seventh lila-avatar incarnation, Yajna, first created ghee by rubbing his hands together, churning butter and producing ghee that was poured onto the sacred fire to engender his progeny. One of the hymns in Rgveda is sung in praise of ghee:

This is the secret name of Butter:
“Tongue of the gods,” “navel of immortality.”
We will proclaim the name of Butter;
We will sustain it in this sacrifice by bowing low.
These waves of Butter flow like gazelles before the hunter…
Streams of Butter caress the burning wood.
Agni, the fire, loves them and is sa0tisfied.
Rgveda describes ghee/butter in relation to the purusha:

“It was Purusa, born in the beginning, which they sprinkled on the sacred grass as a sacrifice. With him the gods sacrificed the demi-gods and the seers. [Read More…]

EARTH IS NOT FLOATING IN OUTER SPACE

http://flatearth101.com/fe-proofs-part-1

The Earth is NOT floating in Outer Space
By Pariksit Das

The Eart is NOT floating in Outer Space, but floating on water, according to the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam viz.: “and placed it on the water“, “and having placed it afloat on the water“. Thus, according to the description of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam the earth is floating on Water.

TEXT 46

maitreya uvāca
ity upasthīyamāno ’sau
munibhir brahma-vādibhi
salile sva-khurākrānta
upādhattāvitāvanim

SYNONYMS

maitreya uvāca—the sage Maitreya said; iti—thus; upasthīyamāna—being praised by; asau—Lord Boar; munibhi—by the great sages; brahma-vādibhi—by the transcendentalists; salile—on the water; sva-khura-ākrānte—touched by His own hooves; upādhatta—placed; avitā—the maintainer; avanim—the earth.

TRANSLATION

The sage Maitreya said: The Lord, being thus worshiped by all the great sages and transcendentalists, touched the earth with His hooves and placed it on the water.

PURPORT

The earth was placed on the water by His inconceivable potency. The Lord is all-powerful, and therefore He can sustain the huge planets either on the water or in the air, as He likes. The tiny human brain cannot conceive how these potencies of the Lord can act. Man can give some vague explanation of the laws by which such phenomena are made possible, but actually the tiny human brain is unable to conceive of the activities of the Lord, which are therefore called inconceivable. Yet the frog-philosophers still try to give some imaginary explanation. (SB 3.13.46) [Read More…]

Srila Prabhupada’s Books Banned in ISKCON Maypapura

Srila Prabhupada’s Books Banned in ISKCON Maypapura

Krishna Avatara Dasa

Iskcon authorities has banned us, Caitanya Candra Prabhu and me Krishna Avatara Dasa from distributing Prabhupada’s original books in the Mayapur Grihasta area. Unintelligible that Prabhupada’s vani is banned access to Prabhupada’s own temples and areas within Iskcon !

In the photo you can see two Prabhupada disciples to my left, who bought books from us, before Prabhupada’s original books were banned and unwanted on Iskcon territory. Right now, Iskcon is running a lawsuit to stop printing all of Prabhupada’s original books. So in the future it is not legal to print Prabhupada’s original books anymore!

[PADA: Yep, ISKCON advertises a “spiritual city” in Mayapura, where we can worship their illicit sex with men, women and children guru parampara. They don’t need Srila Prabhupada’s books already, because their debauchee’s guru program is not found in his books. Thus they have to ban his worship, his devotees, and his books, so they can get people to worship their debauchees as acharyas process — and the bogus books written by their speculators and mayavadas whom they rubber stamp as gurus. The only good news is, more people are catching on to this deviant process. ys pd]

Viṣṇu – the Lord in the Heart

Vishnu - The Lord in the Heart

YOGA MEDITATION – THE LORD IN THE HEART

TEXT 45

puṁsāṁ gatiṁ mṛgayatām iha yoga-mārgair
dhyānāspadaṁ bahu-mataṁ nayanābhirāmam
pauṁsnaṁ vapur darśayānam ananya-siddhair
autpattikaiḥ samagṛṇan yutam aṣṭa-bhogaiḥ

SYNONYMS

puṁsām—of those persons; gatim—liberation; mṛgayatām—who are searching; iha—here in this world; yoga-mārgaiḥ—by the process of aṣṭāṅga-yoga; dhyāna-āspadam—object of meditation; bahu—by the great yogis; matam—approved; nayana—eyes; abhirāmam—pleasing; pauṁsnam—human; vapuḥ—form; darśayānam—displaying; ananya—not by others; siddhaiḥ—perfected; autpattikaiḥ—eternally present; samagṛṇan—praised; yutam—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is endowed; aṣṭa-bhogaiḥ—with eight kinds of achievement.

TRANSLATION

This is the form of the Lord which is meditated upon by the followers of the yoga process, and it is pleasing to the yogīs in meditation. It is not imaginary but factual, as proved by great yogīs. The Lord is full in eight kinds of achievement, but for others these achievements are not possible in full perfection. (SB 3/15/45)

PURPORT

The success of the yoga process is very nicely described here. It is specifically mentioned that the form of the Lord as four-handed Nārāyaṇa is the object of meditation for the followers of yoga-mārga. In the modern age there are so many so-called yogīs who do not target their meditation on the four-handed Nārāyaṇa form. Some of them try to meditate on something impersonal or void, but that is not approved by the great yogīs who follow the standard method. The real yoga-mārga process is to control the senses, sit in a solitary and sanctified place and meditate on the four-handed form of Nārāyaṇa, decorated as described in this chapter as He appeared before the four sages. This Nārāyaṇa form is Kṛṣṇa’s expansion; therefore the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement which is now spreading is the real, topmost process of yoga practice. [Read More…]

Female Diksa Guru in “ISKCON”

Female Diksa Guru in ISKCON

Female Diksa Guru in “ISKCON”
by Dhanesvara Dasa

Despite all of the ongoing debate and all that has said about it, this issue is not primarily about some individuals desiring to have a woman as their initiating guru, nor that woman’s acceptance of the same. The reason this issue has achieved such intensity of emotion and rhetoric is actually quite different.

The actual reason is the manner in which the GBC have defined ISKCON, and the acceptance of that definition by the members currently active within the society. That is to say, ISKCON is presently defined by its leadership as a monolithic command – control institution that sets standards all members must accept, and to which they must conform their understanding and behavior.

The fact is that this issue could very quickly and easily become a non-issue simply by adopting the understanding of the society that many, including this author, believe that Srila Prabhupada intended, which is simply a group of like-minded people who come together to share their common interest by following a set of principles that promote individual spiritual development. By this definition, the society is non-institutional. [Read More…]

Conspiracy of Silence / Pishima / Poison Issue “Anon” Witness credible?

Dear Vaiṣṇavas,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda!

I am an old disciple of Śrīla Prabhupāda who, for reasons that will become clear after you read the rest of this post, wishes to remain anonymous.

Many devotees have written messages pro and con the Gurukuli lawsuit. What both sides don’t know is that the lawsuit is actually Śrīla Prabhupāda’s desire. Let me explain.

When Śrīla Prabhupāda passed away I was in India. At the time of his passing I was in Delhi doing some service for the Vṛndāvana mandir. As soon as I heard of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s passing, I rushed to Vṛndāvan only to find that the samādhi ceremony had already been performed. All the devotees were shocked and lamenting in separation. All that is, except the new “gurus”, who were celebrating. Their mood was in such contrast to the rest of the devotees it really stood out.

As I entered the Vṛndāvan temple guesthouse I saw Śrīla Prabhupāda’s sister Pishima. Spontaneously I paid my daṇḍavats to her. I had known Pishima a long time and she greeted me warmly. Pishima invited me to her room in the guesthouse and I was only too glad to spend some time in her association.

At this time Pishima, as the rest of us, were engulfed in grief at the passing of our Gurudeva. Through her tears and grief, Pishima told me many confidential things that day. She implored me to keep them secret until the proper time. Accordingly I have remained silent until the present situation has made disclosure of some of her confidences appropriate. [Read More…]

Srila Prabhupada’s house in Vrindavan ISKCON: no original Gita allowed

“Devotee needed on Facebook to get a petition going to reinstate
originals Gitas in Srila Prabhupada house”

Kartik 2019, last days before leaving,
was approached by Lavangalata devi dasi
while inside ISKCON Vrindavan
(getting french language books for my overseas distribution, but couldn’t find any originals, just changed translations).

She wanted me to give class, which I’d refuse saying “do not do classes in ISKCON”
(they would kick me our for speaking the truth).

Mentioned to her that I also refuse to read and speak on changed Bhagavad gitas you have inside Srila Prabhupada’s house.

Than suggested to her that you changed and take out those unauthorized Gitas,
a donor I know, will give 20 original editions of ’72 McMillan BBT printed new Gitas & your class atmosphere and speakers will change due to the energy and potency of these original books.

She said that is a good idea and would try it,
but she needs to get permission from the authorities. [Read More…]

Swami BG Narasingha Passes Away

Swami BG Narasingha Passes Away

January 1, 2020: On this date in history, one day ago, Bhakti-Gaurava-Narasingha Maharaja (Jagat Guru Swami) passed away, in his ashram in South India (not positive about date and place, but when it is confirmed we will let you know). He established, or helped to establish, the Rupanuga Bhajana Asrama in Vrindaban, the Sri Krsna Caitanya Asrama at Trivendrum and the Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha at Srirangapatna, Mysore.

We, the author and readers of “Killing For Krishna,” are especially grateful to Maharaja for corresponding with the author less than a year ago, in February 2019, and confirming that Radhanath Swami confessed to him, in the summer of 1986 on a beach in San Diego, that RS had participated in the conspiracy to murder of Sulochan.

“Killing For Krishna, Chapter 17: “The Cover Up Continues,” p. 470.

http://henrydoktorski.com/Killing4Krishna.html

http://krishna1008.blogspot.com/2019/04/swami-bg-narasingha-bb-vishnu-death-of.html

PADA: Yes, I also liked Narasingha Maharaja as a person. Unfortunately, I was not happy he went off to Sridhara Maharaja and they supported the GBC’s bogus guru process in 1978. Not good!

At the same time, so many devotees have had fatal ailments especially cancer, its clearly an epidemic. I get regular accounts of people sending me “fundme” for their illness, and its often cancer. And the fact they have little or no funds is part of the reason they have cancer, they are economically depressed and probably mentally depressed, that makes the cells in the body depress and gives one less ability to fight disease.

Recent reports indicate he was suffering badly and was losing mental facilities etc., so his departure was probably — all for the best. We all have toxic cancer type cells in our body, but if the immune system weakens, then they can attack. Anyway, I wish him well on his journeys, he was one of the few Vaishnavas we know of who acted like a gentleman. He also helped us with information on the New Vrndavana scandal and book changes issue. Very good!

Anyway! Godspeed spirit soul! You are on a new road now, and we wish you good luck trying to reach Krishna on that new road. ys pd

History of the Fibreglass [Balaram / Tilak] Mridanga

Link to krishnastore.com for buying this tilak fiber mrdanga

My name is Ishan das. I created the Balaram mridanga in L.A. It is really quite a story. But I’ll give you the brief version.

Some time in 1972-73 Srila Prabhupada saw that the East Indians were not carrying on the tradition of making the original mridangas and kartals. The younger generation who would normally take over the arts from their fathers were becoming more and more interested in going to school and going to the cities. They were thinking that working with leather making the drums and such was a lower class of activity. So Srila Prabhupada sent out a letter to all the GBCs indicating that some men should be sent to India to learn these arts.

At that time I was in the temple of Jaggadisha who was Srila Prabhupada’s Minister of education and a GBC member. Somehow by being alone in Jaggadish’s office I glanced at what was there on the desk, etc. and saw a letter expressing Srila Prabhupada’s desire in this connection.

That was all I had to see. This was the project for me. It was a way that I could do something that Srila Prabhupada wanted done. Jaggadisha sanctioned my participation in this adventure. But I would have to raise my own fare. Because I was married and had one child, the decision was made that Brajadevi would go to Gurukula in Dallas and my wife and I would go to India. [Read More…]

Devotees invited for practical self-sufficiency

Hare Krishna!
Obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

I have land 50 acres.
Devotees welcome. No cost for land. Will help to build dwellings. [Read More…]

All Devotees Please Leave Your Amazon Review For Bhagavad Gita As It Is

Hare Krishna devotees ! Amazon products with tons of reviews are the best
sellers. If every single devotee leaves a review for Bhagavad Gita As It
Is, it will have many thousands of reviews. Prabhupada’s Gita does have the
most reviews, but there could be ALOT more. Here’s mine. The review is here
on Amazon as well:
https://www.amazon.com/review/R1T4G54F9V0XMH/

My Amazon review, by Madhavananda das

The main difference between Bhagavad Gita As It Is and all the other
translations is that it offers a personal concept of God. Other Gita’s
assert that the impersonal formless aspect of God is the ultimate
realization. Their idea is that we ourselves are all God and thus there is
no personal supreme being. The impersonal only offers a very vague
description of spiritual existence where we supposedly merge into the
formless light.

Nor does the impersonal view offer what I consider to be a reasonable
explanation of why we are here, why there is suffering, and why we continue
to reincarnate through a continuous cycle of birth & death. It teaches that
we’re here to experience & learn, & that our experiences are simply God’s
pastimes.
[Read More…]

Vaishnava Calendar January 2020

Vaishnava Calendar: January 2020

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Prescribed Method for Self-realization in this Age: Chanting of the Holy Name

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Srila Prabhupada Japa 16 Rounds 1728x Hare Krishna Maha Mantra

 

Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita 4.20-24, New York, August 9, 1966 — […] We shall always remember that whenever we call for meditation, that meditation is not on void. Void meditation is very much troublesome. Kleso ’dhikataras tesam avyaktasakta-cetasam [Bg. 12.5] You will find in the Bhagavad-gita. Those who are trying to meditate upon the void, they are in very troublesome condition. And it is very difficult to achieve success. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gita. So meditation always means meditation on Vishnu.
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1977 Teaching and Study Guide to Bhagavad-gita As It Is


Historical Gita Study Guide cover of first printing 1977

I have attached a copy of the cover of the ‘Teaching and Study Guide to Bhagavad-Gita As It Is’, that Hasti Gopal das is referring to in his post.

I have an original copy, printed by the BBT in 1977 (2,500 copies). [Read More…]

If you have seen this Rose Flower then you can give a Description | Morning Walk Conversation

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Prabhupada, June 25, 1975, Los Angeles: […] So they must give description of God. If you have seen this rose flower, then you can give a description. If you cannot give a description, then how you have seen rose flower?

Dr. Judah: Yes. Well, they have tried to give descriptions, but, of course, I think all descriptions that have been given of God are, as descriptions are inadequate. Because in my own feeling I believe that the full knowledge of God comes through the actual experience of God, experiencing God in our lives.

Prabhupada: Yes, that experience you can get. Just like God is describing Himself. Now, why don’t you take that? Your description may be defective because you are imperfect.

But if God Himself is giving His, I mean to say, identification, why don’t you take it? Not only gives description, He acts according to the description. When Krishna was present, He says, mattah parataram nanyat [Bg. 7.7], “There is no more superior element.” [Read More…]

Acaryas are like Waterfalls | Light of the Bhagavata

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LoB verse 33 — There are waterfalls flowing from the hills of the forest, but sometimes water does not flow from them. So the waterfalls are not like ordinary rainfall. They are compared to great reformers, who speak or do not speak, as the time requires.

There are two different kinds of religious preachers. One of them is called the professional preacher, and the other is called the acarya. The professional preachers are like the rainfall from the sky, but the acaryas are like waterfalls.

The professional traders in Bhagavatam and Ramayana will speak from the portion of the scripture that will appeal to the mundane senses of the audience. For example, the professional Bhagavatam reciter will generally speak on the subject of rasa-lila, which appears to the layman to be something like the dealings of ordinary men and women.
[Read More…]

Christmas Day Meal | Letter to Hrsikesa

“Regarding the Christmas Day meal with your family, I do not think you should partake of the food prepared by non-devotees. Better you should prepare your own foodstuffs and offer to Krishna and then, if you like, you may offer these remnants to Lord Jesus. I think that Lord Jesus will also appreciate this. Of course you may sit down with your family and take fruits and milk which they offer but rather than taking the foods which they have prepared, you may prepare and offer your own prasadam for Lord Krishna, and then offer the same to Lord Jesus.”
Srila Prabhupada letter to Hrsikesa, Nov. 26, 1968

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