“Thank you for reading my books and appreciating them. Please continue to do so. That will help you advance nicely in spiritual life. By reading my books and chanting Hare Krishna, your life will become perfect.” (Srila Prabhupada Letter, March 14, 1975)
“Sometimes I become surprised how I have written this. Although I am the writer, still sometimes I am surprised how these things have come. Such vivid description. Where is such literature throughout the whole world? It is all Kṛṣṇa’s mercy. Every line is perfect.” (Srila Prabhupada Conversation, June 28, 1977)
“Although I am practically on the path of death, still I cannot forget about my publications. I wish that if I live or die you should take very serious care for my publications.” (Srila Prabhupada Letter, June 10, 1967)
“I am so much grateful that you have enjoyed studying my books. Many young intelligent persons such as yourself are studying these books in the colleges and universities all over the world. Actually, anyone who tries to understand these books will become a great realized devotee of Lord Krishna gradually. The original potency of the sastra remains in these books because I have not added or opinionated anything of my own. I have simply presented the scriptures such as Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam as they are. Therefore, just see the effect they have on the world. At present, we have about 100 centers worldwide and about 10,000 fully dedicated students in those centers.” (Srila Prabhupada Letter, March 19, 1975) [Read More…]
Ganga is now legally a person! Uttarakhand HC recognizes River Ganga as first living entity of India
“Thus I went to Bengal, and I was very happy to see My mother, the River Ganges and the devotees.” (CC Madhya 17.72)
Ganga is now legally a person!
Uttarakhand HC recognizes River Ganga as first living entity of India
Most of the millennial grown up in the Hindu Indian households have seen River Ganga as goddess like figure in mythological serials. Well, on March 20, Uttarakhand High Court legally recognized Ganga River as a person. The Ganges has been recognized as India’s first living entity, in a landmark ruling by the Uttarakhand High Court. One of the largest rivers in India, River Ganges is considered to be the holiest and holds a high place in the mythology of India.
High Court has directed the Centre to recognize River Ganga and River Yamuna as living entities of India. The court also ruled the government to form a Ganga Administration Board for cleaning and better maintenance of the most important and scared river of the country. [Read More…]
(by Mahesh Raja)
It has become the norm in ISKCON to use this catch phrase, “Its offensive”. But devotees are realising this is code for someone who has something to hide. In association with this there are other similar terms like “He’s senior”, or “Who’s your authority?”
These are means of gagging. These techniques have been used artfully to prevent the hidden agenda that a person has from making it known to the public.
For Instance (770428rc.bom) Srila Prabhupada has said:
Prabhupada: You take prasadam. But why salary? Where is the question of salary? Where is vairagya, renouncement? So in all circumstances the salary process should be STOPPED. One who wants salary, he can work outside.
It’s an open secret that paying huge salaries to Temple Presidents and other key members is now current, and in return they arrange for the smooth function of the “guru” franchise. Anybody who opposes this arrangement is confronted with “It’s offensive”, and if all else fails, then you are banned from the temple. Yes! You cannot go take darshan of Sri Sri Radha Krishna. You also cannot get Srila Prabhupada’s books for distribution. [Read More…]
And Ten Years After, Another Rascal Will Come
BY: APRAKRITA DASA
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA — Below is the last part of one Srimad Bhagavatam lecture given by Srila Prabhupada on how Vedic knowledge is received. It is NEVER changed down through time, otherwise it loses its inherent authority. Some present day so-called followers of Srila Prabhupada think otherwise, and therefore what they produce is flawed from the inception of their endeavors. Hare Krishna
Srila Prabhupada’s Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam
Los Angeles, September 20, 1972
Now we have to accept knowledge from Vedas, Vedic knowledge, not this rascal’s knowledge. Rascal knowledge is that “Yes,” as soon as he comes to the imperfect point, “yes, we are trying.” You are trying. What is this trying? Trying means that your knowledge is imperfect. And another rascal will come, he will say, “Now here is the perfect.”
Srila Prabhupada, Science of Self Realization Ch 6: […] Simultaneous creation is verified by the Bhagavad-gita. All the varieties of animals and men as well as demigods were existing from the beginning. A living entity wants a certain type of body, and Krishna gives it to him. Because he desires things in a certain way, he associates with certain qualities of nature in matter.
According to his association, he receives a particular type of body. The psychological forces, the mind, thinking, feeling, and willing determine the particular type of situation and body the living entity receives. The evolutionary process is there, but it is not an evolution of species. It is not that one species of life develops from another, for, as Krishna states:
Srila Prabhupada explains the glories or Srivasa Thakura
Definition of a demon
One day, when Janaki visits, she takes exception to the painting of Lord Nrishingadev tearing out the entrails of the demon Hiranyakashipu. “It’s really ghastly, Swamiji, she says, making a face.
“For the devotees, it is beautiful,” he says. “The devotee praises Lord Nrishingadev: dalita hiranyakashipu tanu bhringam. ‘With the nails of Your beautiful hands, you have torn apart this wasp-like demon.’ Hiranyakashipu was such a great demon that he even tried to kill his small son, Prahlad Maharaj, just because he was a devotee. So the Lord killed Hiranyakashipu to protect His devotee and liberate the demon.” [Read More…]
Hare Krishna to all
Glories to Srila Prabhupada
Recently I have been studying Jaiva-Dharma written by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur – this is a most excellent book on the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness. Below I have copied a couple paragraphs from this book which nicely explain the tiny souls position as “marginal energy” of God.
The following is a short excerpt from Jaiva Dharma, a book written by Srila Bhaktivindode Thakur.
He gives a very nice water example to explain the constitutional position of the Jivatma – the soul and how it is the marginal energy of God. Included is my photo to visually explain this concept.
The following is a conversation between the great Vaishnava Raghunatha dasa Babaji and his new disciple, Vrajanatha.
Raghunatha das Babaji – “The borderline between water and land is called tata. Yet the water is contiguous to the land – where then is the tata, the margin? The tata is merely the demarcation that separates the water from land. This tata is a very subtle state – it cannot be perceived through mundane vision.
The Guru Is A Pure Devotee!
BY: MADHUDVISA DAS
During Srila Prabhupada’s physical presence there was no confusion in ISKCON over the qualifications and qualities of a bona fide guru. Srila Prabhupada was personally present and he exhibited all the qualities perfectly and all the devotees understood the spiritual master was a pure devotee. That’s what Srila Prabhupada demonstrated by his personal actions, that’s what he wrote in his books, that’s what he preached in his classes and that’s what the devotees understood and accepted.
The spiritual master is a transparent via-medium to Krishna. His words are non-different from Krishna’s, hearing him is just as good as hearing Krishna personally. And his words are absolute and perfect because he is not presenting his own ideas, he is simply repeating what Krishna and the previous acaryas have said in a way suitable for the understanding of the audience. He’s not changing the message, adulterating it or adding in any ideas of his own, he’s presenting Krishna’s words and Krishna’s philosophy AS IT IS.
Yasodanandana: Before you came, many gurus came, but they did not make any pure devotee of Krsna.Prabhupada: How they can? HE IS NOT PURE DEVOTEE OF KRSNA. HOW CAN HE DO? Krsna-sakti vina nahe nama pracara: “WITHOUT BEING EMPOWERED BY KRSNA NOBODY CAN TURN A PERSON TO BECOME DEVOTEE OF KRSNA.” It is not… ARTIFICIALLY, YOU CANNOT MAKE. HE MAY MAKE A SHOW of gold manufacturing, but HE CANNOT MAKE A DEVOTEE OF KRSNA. THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE. (750203mw.haw) [Read More…]
Srila Prabhupada: “read all the books–or fall down”
Madhya 25.278 : PURPORT : All the devotees connected with this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement must read all the books that have been translated (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Bhagavad-gītā and others); otherwise, after some time, they will simply eat, sleep and fall down from their position. Thus they will miss the opportunity to attain an eternal, blissful life of transcendental pleasure.
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Without worshiping the arca-vigraha, the form or Deity of the Lord, one cannot understand such literature as Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
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So the temple worship is essential. So those who are against temple worship, Deity worship, they are not very intelligent class of men, foolish, mudha. (NoD 35 Neutral Love of God 175614/530501)
Prabhupada, March 31, 1977, Bombay: […] They do not know that the soul is there. Because they have misunderstood. So when the soul goes away, they think their heart has pain. Material cause. They do not know because the soul has left, the heart is not working. They take it on the other way, that because the heart is not working, therefore he’s lying down. (Full Conversation)
“Electricity Forms Your Heart”
Creation-Evolution Headlines — Did you know your heart is an electrical appliance? That’s right. Currents of electrical ions are vital to its function as a contractile organ. Now, researchers at the University of California have found another thing electricity does for your heart: it guides the developing heart into the proper shape. This is a key study showing how epigenetic factors – factors above and beyond the genetic code – are essential for the formation of body parts.
On the most auspicious occasion of Gaura-pūrṇimā, an initiation ceremony was conducted by Hare Krishna Community at Hare Krishna Village, Rajasthan.
Hare Krishna Community has been following the Ritvik system of initiation from the very beginning accepting Śrīla Prabhupāda as the ONLY dīkṣā guru. Śrīla Prabhupāda, in his teachings, especially in his 9th July 1977 letter outlined the Ritvik system of initiation to be carried out in order to accept new disciples after his physical departure from this world.
We accept and follow this Ritvik system of initiation as outlined in the 9th July, 1977 letter addressed to all temple president’s and GBC members.
This time we conducted both first (Harināma) and second (Brāhmaṇa) initiation. [Read More…]
Teachings of Queen Kunti, Ch 18: […] Our knowledge is so imperfect that it cannot deal with such subtle affairs, and because rascals cannot deal with such things, they think that matter is the cause of life. Nonetheless, they have not been able to demonstrate that life comes from matter. Let them take chemicals in their laboratory and produce even a small insect with hands, legs, and eyes. Every night we see many of such small insects with legs and eyes with which they approach the light.
Fly’s Brain — A High-Speed Computer: Neurobiologists Use State-of-the-Art Methods to Decode the Basics of Motion Detection
ScienceDaily — What would be the point of holding a soccer world championship if we couldn’t distinguish the ball from its background? Simply unthinkable! But then again, wouldn’t it be fantastic if your favourite team’s striker could see the movements of the ball in slow motion! Unfortunately, this advantage only belongs to flies.
The minute brains of these aeronautic acrobats process visual movements in only fractions of a second. Just how the brain of the fly manages to perceive motion with such speed and precision is predicted quite accurately by a mathematical model. However, even after 50 years of research, it remains a mystery as to how nerve cells are actually interconnected in the brain of the fly.
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology are now the first to successfully establish the necessary technical conditions for decoding the underlying mechanisms of motion vision. The first analyses have already shown that a great deal more remains to be discovered.
One who is accepting discipline from Srila Prabhupada is Srila Prabhupada’s disciple.
In ISKCON we are ALL being DISCIPLINED by Srila Prabhupada (we receive instructions (DISCIPLINE) FROM Srila Prabhupada’s books. Even the most basic discipline, 16 rounds of Hare Krishna Mantra and four Regulative Principles are coming FROM Srila Prabhupada. Common sense — if you ARE being disciplined BY Srila Prabhupada then it follows you ARE Srila Prabhupada’s disciple. How can it be otherwise?
The MEANING of the word “disciple”
Srila Prabhupada’s Morning Walk, March 8, 1976 in Mayapur:
Prabhupada: “Discipline… Disciple means discipline. The word discipline comes from disciple, or disciple comes from discipline. So unless there is discipline, there is no question of disciple. This discipline must… That should be uniform. Otherwise, sisya… sisya, the word sisya, it comes from the root, verb, sas-dhatu. sas. sas means ruling. From this word, sasana. Sasana means government. sastra. sashtra means weapon, and sastra, scripture, and sisya… These things have come from the one root sas-dhatu. So sas-dhatu means ruling under discipline. There is another English word, that “Obedience is the first law of discipline,” or something. They say, “Obedience is the first law of discipline”? So I am right? “Obedience is…”? That is the…
Tamala Krsna: Yes, that’s more or less what it is.
Prabhupada: No, what is the word, exact. There is an English word. “Obedience is the first law of discipline.” So unless there is obedience, there cannot be any discipline. And unless there is discipline, there is no question of disciple. DISCIPLE MEANS ONE WHO FOLLOWS DISCIPLINE.”
Discipline comes from Srila Prabhupada. We are actually being disciplined by Srila Prabhupada. It is Srila Prabhupada who has given us the regulative principles of no meat, fish or eggs; no intoxication (including tea and coffee), no illicit sex, and no gambling. It is Srila Prabhupada who has made it a regulative principle for us to chant sixteen rounds on the beads HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE /HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE.
Srila Prabhupada’s books contain all the instructions, the guidance required for us to get ourselves out of the clutches of the modes of material nature. In fact, Srila Prabhupada is personally present as his books. [Read More…]
Śrīla Prabhupāda: “Now if you are willingly killing cows and so many animals, so how much we are being responsible? Therefore at the present moment there is war, and the human society becomes subjected to be killed in mass massacre—the nature’s law. You cannot stop war and go on killing animals. That is not possible. There will be so many accidents for killing. The wholesale kill. When Kṛṣṇa kills, He kills wholesale. When I kill—one after another. But when Kṛṣṇa kills, they assemble all the killers and kill. Therefore there is atonement in the śāstras. Just like in your Bible also there is atonement, confession, paying some fine. But after performing atonement, why people commits the same sin again? That is to be understood.” (Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.8-13 — New York, July 24, 1971)
All glories to the Vaishnavas!
All glories to Radha-Govinda!
My obeisances to you!
The linguist Cliff High analyses the written content of the internet since the 1990ies with the WebBot software. He assumes that people’s writings unconsciously indicate future events. Many of his predictions were accurate in the past. He predicted the tsunami of 2004 eight month before it happened. He spoke of 300.000 dead people. In fact there were only 220.000. He predicted the financial crisis of 2008. He also predicted the election of the current US-president and many other things.
Pusta Krishna, Mayapur, March 16 1976: “In this way, my Lord, You have appeared in different incarnations—as human beings, as animals, as a great saintly person, as demigods and as a fish and a tortoise. In this way You maintain the whole creation in different planetary systems and kill the demoniac principles in every age.
My Lord, You therefore protect the principles of religion. In the age of Kali You do not assert Yourself as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore You are known as Tri-yuga, or the Lord who appears in three yugas.”
ittham nr-tiryag-rsi-deva-jhasavatarair lokan vibhavayasi hamsi jagat pratipan dharmam maha-purusa pasi yuganuvrttam channah kalau yad abhavas tri-yugo ’tha sa tvam
BY: MAHESH RAJA
My detailed rebuttal follows below the nonsense article penned by Sankarshana dasa who is also known as Bhakta Suria of Singapore. (He was hiding as Anonymous). He is exposed as Hypocrite Twister. In ALL his articles you have to check what he has avoided to present or HOW he has TWISTED Srila Prabhupada’s quotes to back-up his Anti-Ritvik propaganda/Gaudiya matha following.
Just to give the reader a glimpse of exposing this twister’s cunningness please read:
- Become Guru by Order, That’s All
- Questions for Suria Prabhu
BY: BHAKTA THAKUR
We hear Suria was initially following bogus GBC voted ISKCON conditioned soul “guru” Indradyumna Swami then the Twister changed game and instead joined Gaudiya Matha conditioned soul “guru” who gave him the name Sankarshana dasa.
The cheaters are always cheated from accepting Srila Prabhupada the BONAFIDE Diksha Guru. This is just the fitting punishment. Instead of accepting the Ritvik system authorized by Srila Prabhupada they go for positions, power, money, prestige and are cheated. WHAT A COLOSSAL LOSS they do NOT get Srila Prabhupada as Diksha guru!!!!!! Therefore they rot in the material world in the OCEAN of CONTINUOUS CYCLE of birth and death BILLIONS upon BILLIONS of YEARS imprisonment in 8,400,000 species of life forms. What a waste of human life form! [Read More…]
Prabhupada, Sydney 1973: […] In some places there is no rainfall, but here we have got sufficient rainfall at the present moment. It is God’s mercy. You cannot do it. Where there is shortage of rainfall, they cannot bring in rainfall by their scientific advancement of knowledge. That is not possible. You have to depend on God, on the mercy of God. What is this rainfall? This rainfall is an arrangement, taking water from the seas and spread all over the surface of the land. But you cannot do it. (Full Lecture)
“Water wars: India, China & the Great Thirst”
Saira Kurup, Times of India – Countries might wage wars over oil but the most valuable resource in the world is water. It’s the new oil, the colourless gold that’s at a premium because it is becoming scarce.
Today’s nightmare is that tomorrow the glass will be empty because water supplies are fast evaporating on account of population pressures, urbanization and now, climate change. No country is likely to be left untouched, but the great thirst will be felt the most in the region that has the world’s two most populous countries — India and China.
A new study says the situation will be the bleakest in the basins of major Himalayan rivers, ie our own backyards. The study by the Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), Mumbai is titled ‘The Himalayan Challenge’ and frighteningly predicts that “in the next 20 years, the four countries in the Himalayan sub-region (India, Nepal, China, Bangladesh) will face the depletion of almost 275 billion cubic metres of annual renewable water. For comparison, this is more than the total amount of water available in…Nepal at present.”
Prabhupada, Bombay, April 8, 1974: […] Therefore present policy is that, “Engage them in work only, and never mind. There is no need of spiritual education. There is no need of jnana. You throw them out, then. Now work just like ass. That’s all.” This is the modern policy of the whole world, engage them.
In England and other countries, they want to see that everyone is engaged in working. Then their factories and other things will go on. And if one is engaged in philosophy, jnana, then the work will stop. So they do not like this Krishna consciousness movement anywhere. We are not liked.
Srila Prabhupada explains the exalted position of Madhavendra Puri in the Gaudiya Sampradaya
Books : Bhagavad-gita As It Is – Macmillan 1972 Edition : Bg: introduction :
1) Krishna, 2) Brahma, 3) Narada; 4) Vyasa, 5) Madhva, 6) Padmanabha, 7) Nrhari, 8) Madhava, 9) Aksobhya, 10) Jayatirtha, 11) Jnanasindhu, 12) Dayanidhi, 13) Vidyanidhi, 14) Rajendra, 15) Jayadharma, 16) Purusottama, 17) Brahmanyatirtha, 18) Vyasatirtha, 19) Laksmipati, 20) Madhavendra Puri, 21) Isvara Puri, (Nityananda, Advaita), 22) Lord Caitanya, 23) Rupa (Svarupa, Sanatana), 24) Raghunatha, Jiva, 25) Krishnadasa, 26) Narottama, 27) Visvanatha, 28) (Baladeva) Jagannatha, 29) Bhaktivinode, 30) Gaurakisora, 31) Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, 32) His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Books : Srimad-Bhagavatam : Canto 2: “The Cosmic Manifestation” : SB 2.9: Answers by Citing the Lord’s Version : SB 2.9.6 : PURPORT :
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