O MY DEAR FELLOW SOULS

O my dear fellow souls
only the truth we must know
from Whom does everything flow
what must we do where must we go.

We must be careful in everything we do
we must know whats false and know whats true
for only in this human form we may seek
just who we are and our love eternally deep.

So I must tell you what I found
when I cried out to know life’s purpose
I found the very guru of the universe
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THE OCEAN IN EACH PLANETARY SYSTEM HAS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF LIQUID

Srila Prabhupada: THE OCEAN IN EACH PLANETARY SYSTEM HAS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF LIQUID

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CAPITALS used only for emphasis.

Topics discussed:

Oceans on Planetary System

Sapta Dvipa

Earthy Planets

Svarupa Damodar letter

Vedic Planetarium letter

All Planets are Egg shaped : Earth Planet is Egg Shaped

Mayesvara das :

“The planetary system known as Bhu-mandala resembles a lotus flower, and its seven islands resemble the whorl of that flower. The length and breadth of the island known as Jambudvipa, which is situated in the middle of the whorl, are one million yojanas [eight million miles]. Jambudvipa is round like the leaf of a lotus flower”. (Sb 5.16.5) [Read More…]

How I Came To Krishna Consciousness

Back in the days when I used to take drugs, I thought about spiritual advancement a lot.

(by Acarya dasa)  — I wasn’t alone, and still I am not, but in the company of my good old friend Vaisnava Thakura Prabhu. At that time, his name was Wilfried and my name was Alex. We were really exhausted after so many years of hard endeavor to enjoy on the material platform. I used to make electronic music in our former home in Austria, and we went to electronic music parties, touching the limits of our ability to enjoy, hiding behind the masks of illusory material identities, and always searching, trying to find out who we really were and how we could become happy

Mistaking the mind, which is an invisible material element, as spiritual, we tried to explore its depths.

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Srila Prabhupada’s Divine Departure for Goloka Vrindavan


By Krsna’s mercy I was allowed to serve his pure devotee Srila Prabhupada during his last year on this planet. My long cherished desire was finally fulfilled.

I went to Mayapura for the Gaura Pournima festival in the Spring of 1977. There I met Upendra Prabhu who I had known from the Hawaii Temple. He was arranging some flower vases in the hallway outside of Srila Prabhupada’s room.

When he finished he told me to take the vases into Srila Prabhupada’s room. I was a little nervous and hesitated at the door when all of the sudden Upendra pushed me inside. Srila Prabhupada was alone sitting behind his desk.
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From “The Final Lesson”

Hare Krishna to all Dear Devotees of The Lord,

Please accept my humble obesiances with all Glories to Srila Prabhupada!
This morning I was meditating on Srila Prabhupad and thought of writing a poem… I watched “The Final Lesson” and with the heavy heart wrote this..
please excuse my illiteracy in writing poems and no understanding of writing good English..
but I still wanted to Glorify my Spiritual Master so I simply wrote what my dull head dictated…
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I chanted in New York in a place called Tompkins Square Park

Reporter: Have the real gurus like yourself ever tried to put a stop to the false gurus–that is, put pressure on them to put them out of business, so to speak?

Srila Prabhupada: No, that is not my purpose. I started my movement simply by chanting Hare Krsna. I chanted in New York in a place called Tompkins Square Park, and soon people began to come to me. In this way, the Krsna consciousness movement gradually developed. Many accepted, and many did not accept. Those who are fortunate have accepted.

Reporter: Don’t you feel that people are suspicious because of their experience with fake gurus? If you went to a quack dentist and he broke your tooth, you might be suspicious about going to another dentist.
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Vaishnava Calendar November 2019

Vaishnava Calendar: November 2019

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He Lives Forever (Srila Prabhupada Tirobhava Tithi – disappearance day)

November 14, 1977. The day our world stopped. The phone call came. Prabhupada had left his body.

Words can’t describe the devastation that we all felt. Hearts broke and tears flowed everywhere. The universe was in sorrow. The pure devotee of Krishna had left the planet. We had lost our master, our protector and our ever well-wisher. Suddenly the universe became dark and cold, and all hope instantly fled from our lives. How could we go on without Prabhupada? It was inconceivable.

No longer could we jump in a van or board an airplane to go see His Divine Grace in person. No longer came the reports of Prabhupada’s latest preaching success or his most recent instructions to the devotees. No longer did the anticipation of greeting Prabhupada at the airport or watching him bow down before the Deities shiver in our hearts. No longer did we have the same youthful confidence that our movement could save the world. [Read More…]

Worshiping Govardhana Hill | KRSNA Book

While engaged with the brāhmaṇas who were too involved in the performance of Vedic sacrifices, Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma also saw that the cowherd men were preparing a similar sacrifice in order to pacify Indra, the King of heaven, who is responsible for supplying water. As stated in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta, a devotee of Kṛṣṇa has strong and firm faith in the understanding that if he is simply engaged in Kṛṣṇa consciousness and Kṛṣṇa’s transcendental loving service, then he is freed from all other obligations. A pure devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa doesn’t have to perform any of the ritualistic functions enjoined in the Vedas; nor is he required to worship any demigods. Being a devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa, one is understood to have performed all kinds of Vedic rituals and all kinds of worship to the demigods. Just by performing the Vedic ritualistic ceremonies or worshiping the demigods, one does not develop devotional service for Kṛṣṇa but one who is engaged fully in the service of the Lord has already finished all Vedic injunctions.

Kṛṣṇa ordered a stop to all such activities by His devotees, for He wanted to firmly establish exclusive devotional service during His presence in Vṛndāvana. Kṛṣṇa knew that the cowherd men were preparing for the Indra sacrifice beause He is the omniscient Personality of Godhead, but as a matter of etiquette, He began to inquire with great honor and submission from elder personalities like Mahārāja Nanda and others. [Read More…]

The Compassionate Avatara of Kali-yuga

Karunaya-avatirnah Kalau – Part 1
By A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami — Issue 1, March 1956 (Translated from Sri Gaudiya Patrika)

Srila Rupa Gosvami is the confidential servant of Sri Gaurasundara, the most munificent avatara who mercifully appeared in the age of Kali (karunaya-avatirnah kalau). Who but such an intimate servant can understand which mood appears in the heart of Mahaprabhu at what moment, and how that mood augments the hladini-sakti (internal pleasure potency) that resides there?

No one has the power to understand the deep and diverse pastimes of Sriman Mahaprabhu without bathing in the dust of the lotus feet of such an antaranga (intimate, internal) associate. Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami Prabhu always prayerfully contemplated the lotus feet of those internal devotees, and in this way he proceeded in his service without the slightest obstruction. He concludes every chapter of Sri Caitanya-caritamrta with:
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Prabhupada: I am greatly pleased to see this collection of songs

Songs of the Vaisnava Acaryas

“The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was established in New York in the year 1966. After my arrival in the United States in September of 1965, I personally underwent a difficult struggle, and in 1966 I rented a storefront and apartment at 26 Second Avenue. When ISKCON was incorporated, a boy named Chuck Barnett joined me, along with a few others, to form the nucleus for the institution’s future development. At this time I used to chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra underneath a tree in Tompkin’s Square Park in New York. Sriman Barnett and another boy, Bruce, were the first to begin dancing in front of me, and others in the audience joined them. The New York Times published a report of this, with our picture and a headline declaring that I was attracting the younger generation to the Hare Krsna movement.

Later both Chuck and Bruce, along with others, became my initiated disciples, and still later, in 1970, both took sannyasa, receiving the names Acyutananda Svami and Brahmananda Svami. Now Brahmananda is preaching in Africa, and Acyutananda is preaching in India.

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When I became sick in 1967, I left the United States and returned to India. Sriman Acyutananda could not remain separated from me, and therefore he joined me in Vrindavana when I was staying there. Since then, Acyutananda Svami has worked very hard in India. He has preached extensively in Calcutta and other parts of Bengal, he has learned how to sing in Bengali and play mridanga like an expert professional, and now he has compiled this book of Bengali songs with English explanations. [Read More…]

Śrī Dāmodarāṣṭakaṁ (with text)

Damodar Masa - offering lights to Krishna

Yasoda - Krishna      Lord Damodar - Krishna

This song is sung during the Month of Kartik, also known as the month of Damodara. As quoted in the Sri Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa, “In the month of Kartika one should worship Lord Damodara and daily recite the prayer known as Damodarastaka, which has been spoken by the sage Satyavrata and which attracts Lord Damodara. (Sri Hari-bhakti-vilasa 2.16.198).”

Śrī Śrī Dāmodarāṣṭakaṁ
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Damodarastakam

श्री श्री दामोदराष्टकं

नमामीश्वरं सच्-चिद्-आनन्द-रूपं
लसत्-कुण्डलं गोकुले भ्राजमनम्
यशोदा-भियोलूखलाद् धावमानं
परामृष्टम् अत्यन्ततो द्रुत्य गो

namāmīśvaraṁ sac-cid-ānanda-rūpaṁ
lasat-kuṇḍalaṁ gokule bhrājamanam
yaśodā-bhiyolūkhalād dhāvamānaṁ
parāmṛṣṭam atyantato drutya gopyā ॥ 1॥

रुदन्तं मुहुर् नेत्र-युग्मं मृजन्तम्
कराम्भोज-युग्मेन सातङ्क-नेत्रम्
मुहुः श्वास-कम्प-त्रिरेखाङ्क-कण्ठ
स्थित-ग्रैवं दामोदरं भक्ति-बद्धम् ॥ २॥

rudantaṁ muhur netra-yugmaṁ mṛjantam
karāmbhoja-yugmena sātaṅka-netram
muhuḥ śvāsa-kampa-trirekhāṅka-kaṇṭha
sthita-graivaṁ dāmodaraṁ bhakti-baddham ॥ 2॥

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Our business is to become sympathetic to fallen souls

“Another request I have to you is that there have now been two instances of when somebody does not agree, you try to get them out by calling the police. This is never to be done. This is the mistaken policy of Shayamasundar, but do not follow this principle.”

6 November, 1973

New Delhi

Bhaktivedanta Manor

My Dear Mukunda Das:

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated October 25, October 29, and the letter from Scandinavian Airlines.

So it is a great credit that you have reduced the BBT bill, so make it nil and it will be greatest credit for London. London temple was always bad debtor to BBT, but by your management it is becoming a very good atmosphere. Syamasundara was here, but he has now gone to Hyderabad.

It is very good to hear that you are being assisted by Vaikunthanatha and Puranjana. Encourage them and keep good relations with them so things may go on nicely. This is management. Also Madhavananda and his wife are both very good workers and they will be very expert in dealing with the Indians. What about Jaya Hari? He was a very good book distributer. Try to engage him.

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Srila Narottama dasa Thakura tirobhava tithi [disappearance day]

Srila Narottama dasa Thakura and Sri Srinivasa acarya

Srila Prabhupada explains the unique position of Narottama dasa Thakura in the Gaudiya sampradaya.

Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures : Canto 7: Lectures : SB 7.12: Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.12.6 — Bombay, April 17, 1976 : 760417SB.BOM : Dakṣa śraddadhānaḥ: faithful. Faithful to whom? To the spiritual master. Whatever he says, the brahmacārī should take it: “Yes, it is my life and soul.” That is the explanation given by Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura. He is explaining with reference to the verse vyavasāyātmikā buddhir ekeha kuru-nandana [Bg. 2.41]. He very nicely explains. You have perhaps read it, Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura’s… Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura has taught very, very nicely about guru. Therefore he has written in Gurvaṣṭaka, yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādaḥ **. He is example, practical example of guru-bhakti, Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura. He accepted his guru, Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura. So he said that “I am not interested for my salvation or going back to Godhead. I am not interested.” Interested means it may come; it may not come. “That I don’t mind. But I am interested only with the words of my guru.” Viśvanātha Cakravartī said. “That is my life. Whether I will be successful or not successful, it doesn’t matter. I must take the words of my Guru Mahārāja as my life and soul.”\
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To turn your home into Vaikuntha is not very difficult job

“So we can change our home also into Vaikuntha”

Prabhupada, Bombay, September 25, 1973: […] So how things can be changed into Vaikuntha? That is by chanting the holy name of the Lord. Tatra tisthami narada yatra gayanti mad-bhaktah. So the bhaktas, they are also so powerful that by chanting the holy name of God, they make the supreme all-powerful Lord descend in that place.

Therefore the statement of Bhaktivinoda Thakura that ye dine grhete bhajana dekhi, se dine grhete goloka bhaya… So we can change our home also into Vaikuntha. We can change our home. It is not difficult. Because as Krishna can be all-pervading, Vaikuntha is all-pervading. But we have to simply realize it by the authorized process. Everyone, we can change our home into Vaikuntha.
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Sampradaya Acaryas Sanga

What we mortals forget, is the transcendental system doesn’t deteriorate
And all the predecessor Gurus aren’t sectarian, and They collaborate
Like Srila Prabhupada and Yeshua Krsna did with those like me who aimlessly wander
Not knowing what to do, except being professional opportunity squanderers

Because the road of the righteous and pious is all-ways easy to see
And super easy to progress to and on, but only if we have received The Mercy
From a Pure Devotee of Sri Bhagavan, who grants us the gift
Of reacquiring the position of a servant of a servant that we have dismissed

The Personalities entrusted with this task are the rarest of commodities
Completely filled to the brim with all the immeasurable transcendental qualities
And one of the most prominent They display is the clarity of honesty
Which fills the infidelic occupiers with fear because it dismantles their monopolies
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Letter to Gopal and Sally Agarwal

“So far I have studied the American minds they are eager and apt to receive Bhakti Cult of Srimad-Bhagavatam because the Christian religion is based on the same principle. My mission is not turn any one from the affiliation of a particular religion but I want to let them know more knowledge about God and devotion.”

Saturday, November 6, 1965

New York, New York

My dear daughter Sally,

I am so glad to receive your very affectionate letter of the 3rd instant and have noted the contents carefully.

Yes I have got this nice typewriter by the Grace of the Lord and I am very much satisfied with it working. Before receiving your letter under reply I have sent two letters both to you and Gopala. I understand that you have received them. In one of them I have requested Gopala to dispatch 25 sets of books to Paragon Book Gallery and I am anxious to know if the books are already dispatched.
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“Every one of us, we are spirit soul, part and parcel of God”

Hare Krishna to All —
Pranams
Glories to Prabhupada

Below is a very concise explanation by Srila Prabhupada of how the soul , originally pure, interacts originally with matter. Also how to re purify that same soul very easily by chanting Hare Krishna Maha Mantra.

Los Angeles, October 1, 1972  Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.26
[…] Every one of us, we are spirit soul, part and parcel of God, but we have been now covered by the material qualities. So the example is given… I think I have several times recited this example. When the spirit soul is separated from God… Just like a small sparks is separated from the whole fire, (knocking sound) falls down… What is that sound?
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It was my method to make Krishna Consciousness palatable to you Western boys and girls

Monday, 15 November, 1971

Delhi

My Dear Lalita Kumar,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter, and I am very encouraged by the progress you are making to lead the citizens of your community, Wilmington, on the transcendental path back to Home, back to Godhead.

Because you are very sincere and enthusiastic boy, and very intelligent also, Krishna has give you this position of leadership in His army, to win the war with Maya and establish Krishna Consciousness as the perfect way of life for every living entity. If you simply push on this one activity of distributing my books, your all success will be there.
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If there is one sincere soul that is sufficient to start a new center

Saturday, November 11, 1967

Calcutta, India

My Dear Brahmananda,

Please accept my blessings. I am very glad to see your letter dated Nov. 3, in which you have sent the good news that MacMillan Co. has agreed to publish my Gita Upanisad and the contract has been prepared. This service is done by you is a great asset for our society’s future activities. The quotation as you have given from my letter of Oct. 11, just stands.
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