Real yoga system means to control the senses

They are now preaching openly the yoga by sex. Yoga by sex. They have invented. Yoga means to find out the Supreme Lord within one’s self, within the core of the heart. That is real yoga. Yoga means to connect. To connect with whom? With sex life? No. The sex life connection is there even in the birds, beast, ants, animals, worms—everywhere—because the whole world is going on on sex life. Does it require any yoga system? But people are fallen so down that they have invented because people want it, and these rascals, they exploit. This is going on. So real yoga system means to control the senses, not to increase or indulge. They are clearly advertising in the Western countries, “Transcendental meditation. There is no restriction. There is no question of faith,” and so many things, means as people want it. They want money, and they advertise like that. People do not want to follow the religious principles. People do not want any restriction. They advertise, “Yes. You haven’t got to follow any restriction. You haven’t got to believe in some religion. You simply pay me $127, and I give you mantra, and you become happy.” This is going on.

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MY REALISATIONS ON THIS EKADASI

ONLY BY PRABHUPADA’S GRACE
I NOW KNOW LIFE’S GOAL
AND SO I PUT MY LIFE ON THE LINE
FOR I MUST PREACH WHAT I KNOW.

WITH PRABHUPADA’S SINGING
EMBRACING MY SOUL
I KNOW I MUST PREACH WHAT I KNOW
AND SURRENDER TO HIM IN CONTROL.

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THEY’RE DOING
WHEN THEY KNOW NOT WHO THEY ARE
THEY ARE SIMPLY ON PATHS OF RUIN
BELIEVING THEY HAVE GONE SO FAR.

LYING SIMPLY LYING
SAYING THEY HAVE GONE TO THE MOON
CHEATING SIMPLY CHEATING
SINGING THEIR LUSTY TUNE. [Read More…]

ISKCON PUPPET GURUS

Indradyumna Puppet Guru  Radhanath, BarbieNath Puppet Guru

Hurry and get your Barbiskcon puppet guru today – Limited availability!
Children might be cautioned while playing with these harmful puppets
not to rip off arms, legs or heads, unless considered to be offensive.

HE IS WELL KNOWN AS PRABHUPADA

WHAT IS REALLY HEARING?
WHAT IS REALLY SEEING?
WHAT IS REALLY KNOWING?
WHAT AM I REALLY BEING?

WHO REALLY AM I?
AM I LIVING FOR A LIE?
DO I REALLY DIE?
DO I REALLY KNOW WHY?

HUMAN LIFE STARTS HERE
BEING FULLY SINCERE
TO KNOW OUR LORD ALL DEAR
AND TO KNOW EVERYTHING CLEAR.

NO WE CAN NOT EVER STOP
SEEKING ONLY GOD
SEEKING ETERNAL WISDOM
HEARING FROM PRABHUPADA!!! [Read More…]

Petition Stop Slaughterhouse(funded 60% by Central & 40% by State govt) @ Sri Navadwip Dham

https://www.change.org/p/sri-ram-nath-kovind-stop-slaughterhouse-financed-40-by-state-govt-sri-navadwip-dham

Prabhupāda: Why the government should keep slaughterhouse?
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: You asked them that in Mauritius, I remember. The government started a chicken slaughterhouse. You said, “Why the government should have slaughterhouse?” And they replied, “They will kill them anyway. There are so many Muslims.” Prabhupāda said, “Let them kill, but why the government should support this slaughter?”
Prabhupāda: Let them kill at their house. Especially chicken, anyone can kill.
https://prabhupadabooks.com/conversations/1976/jun/after_film/new_vrindaban/june/28/1976

The TMC, ruling party of government of Westbengal is financing 40% the cost to build a fully modernized slaughterhouse in the heart of the holy lands of India.
Sri Navadvip Dham is part of the 9 islands that is worshipped and revered by millions of devotees around the world and also by thousands of saints who reside in and around the place.
These are the holy lands of Lord Chaitanya, who is an incarnation of Lord Krishna and preached all over India. This region of west bengal has a high concentration of saints, temples and holy places.
Inspite of this, the westbengal govt has decided to build a slaughterhouse in Navadvip.

On one hand the Prime Minister of India and crores of citizens are worried about the increasing pollution of river Ganges, but here they are ready to open a slaughterhouse on the holy banks of Ganges.
Please spread this information as much as possible and create awareness among millions of devotees who care about Mayapur and Navadwip Dham.
Hare krishna.

On behalf of all the devotees and wellwishers of SriNavadwip Dham
Govinda Malakar
(Guru Govinda Kripa Das) [Read More…]

Nitya-baddha means ‘We Do Not Know’

 (by Mahesh Raja)

Jan 18, UK (SUN) — Nitya-baddha means we do not know when our, this conditional stage has begun. It is impossible to trace out the history.

Sunanda Prabhu’s article is highly questionable. Obviously, Sunanda Prabhu is confused and it appears from his article he does not actually understand what is nitya baddha. Eternally conditioned means It is impossible to trace out the history.

Aside from this, BACK to Godhead means RETURNING back home from where we came from ORIGINALLY. The word MARGINAL means the soul has the INDEPENDENCE to CHOOSE if he wants to remain in Vaikuntha or to come to the material world. Otherwise there is no meaning to the word LOVE for Krsna. Love is NOT forced.

Other then the philosophy being explained in the context of SIMULTANEOUS ONENESS AND DIFFFERENCE, one can NOT explain how the soul falls and does not fall reflecting the statements from Srila Prabhupada. I have explained this in my article, Apparent Contradiction and Reconciliation.

Please read below how Nitya-baddha has been explained: [Read More…]

PRABHUPADA VYASA PUJA OFFERING 2017


DEAREST SHRILA PRABHUPADA
I BEG PLEASE MAKE WRITE OF YOU
O MOST EXALTED JAGAT GURU
AGAIN ENLIGHTEN ME WITH THE TRUTH.

IT TOOK ME MILLIONS OF BIRTHS
TO FIND YOU O GURU OF THE UNIVERSE
AND ALTHOUGH I’M HOPELESSLY CURSED
I’M BEGGING KINDLY SHOW ME MY WORTH.

ONLY BY THE MERCY OF JESUS CHRIST
I PRAYED TO HIM TO MEET SOMEONE LIKE HIM
AND THEN I SAW YOUR DISCIPLES
STRIVING ON THY PATH BEYOND SIN.

AND SO I OWE THY DISCIPLES
I BELIEVE AS MUCH AS I OWE YOU
FOR JUST TRYING TO FOLLOW THY ORDERS
AND DISTRIBUTING THY BOOKS PURE AND TRUE. [Read More…]

Vyasa Puja Offering

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

Yasoda nandana’s Vyasa Puja Offering

Dear Srila Prabhupada, I offer my obeisance’s at your lotus feet.
All Glories to you and your wonderful Krishna Consciousness Movement.

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine

namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe

bhaktisiddhāntaśiṣyāya bhaktivedāntanāmine
prasannāya praśāntāya tasmai ś-gurave namaḥ

You have warned in many places in your teachings about Guror avajna, or disobedience of the order of the spiritual master.

Greatest offense is Guror-avajna

Srila Prabhupāda: Dāsa. Not that name, but the name’s servant. Dāsa. When one is named Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa dāsa, he is servant of Kṛṣṇa. Not that Kṛṣṇa. If he thinks, “I have become Kṛṣṇa,” that is Māyāvāda. Kṛṣṇa dāsa. Go on.

Pradyumna: The next offense is guror avajñā, to neglect or disrespect the orders of the spiritual master. Because the spiritual master is the external representation of the internal Kṛṣṇa, whatever the spiritual master says is to be taken as exactly what Kṛṣṇa’s desire is. Kṛṣṇa is within all of us as Paramātmā, but because we cannot see Him, because He is adhokṣaja, or above our senses, therefore that same Kṛṣṇa within appears without as the spiritual master, and he gives us instructions, and these are taken to be the same as Kṛṣṇa’s instructions. So, to disrespect the orders of the guru is not to make any progress on the spiritual path. Na gatiḥ kuto ‘pi. There can be no gatiḥ, there can be no spiritual achievement without following the orders of the spiritual master. Because the order of the spiritual master is the same as Kṛṣṇa’s order. (Srila Prabhupada conversation, New Delhi, India – August 31, 1976)

If you please your spiritual master, then you know that “I have pleased Kṛṣṇa.” Yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādo yasyāprasādān na gatiḥ kuto ‘pi: ** “If you displease your spiritual master, then you are nowhere. Your position is lost.”
Therefore, yesterday we were explaining the ten kinds of offenses. Out of ten kinds of offenses, the serious offense is guror avajñā, disobedience of the order of guru. This is the verdict of the śāstra. (Srila Prabhupada Srimad Bhagavatam lecture SB 1.8.48 – October 28, 1974)  [Read More…]

2017 KRISHNA JANMASTAMI

DEAREST SHRILA PRABHUPADA
PLEASE BLESS ME TO WRITE ABOUT KRISHNA GOD
I HAVE NO QUALIFICATIONS BUT BEING YOUR DOG
JUST PLEADING TO SERVE YOU WITH ALL I GOT.

O MY DEAR LORD KRISHNA
YOU ARE ALL I HAVE
LIVING ALL ALONE HERE
WITH KARMA MOST BAD.

STILL ON THY APPEARANCE DAY
BY THY SERVANT PRABHUPADA’S GRACE
I AM WRITING NOW ABOUT YOU
JUST TO GIVE YOU ALL MY PRAISE.

YOU ARE INDEED UNBORN
AND YOU NEVER DIE
JUST LIKE YOUR ETERNAL SOULS
BUT MOST FALLEN NOW AM I.

I HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TAKE BIRTHS
BUT YOU TAKE BIRTH BY THY SWEET GRACE
TO ATTRACT EVERYONE BACK TO YOU
AND SHOW WHOSE GOD FACE TO FACE. [Read More…]

BG7.5 Lecture on Janmashtami Festival | Srila Prabhupada

 

Nitāi: “Besides this inferior nature, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is a superior energy of Mine, which are all living entities who are struggling with material nature and are sustaining the universe.”

 

Prabhupāda:

 

apareyam itas tv anyāṁ
prakṛtiṁ viddhi me parām
jīva-bhūtāṁ mahā-bāho
yayedaṁ dhāryate jagat
[Bg. 7.5]

 

So Kṛṣṇa has explained this material world, bhūmir āpaḥ analo vāyuḥ. Now, this is also nature, prakṛti. There is another nature, prakṛti. Prakṛti means strī-liṅga, woman. Jīva-bhūta, the living entities, are not mentioned in this connection as puruṣa. Not puruṣa. The Māyāvādī philosophers, they think themselves as puruṣa. The karmīs also, they think they are puruṣa. Puruṣa means enjoyer, and prakṛti means enjoyed. But Kṛṣṇa does not say that the living entity is puruṣa. He says prakṛti. Prakṛti is always subordinate to the puruṣa. That is the natural way.

 

In the Manu-saṁhitā it is said that prakṛti, or strī, never deserve to be independent. Na strī svātantryam arhati. So as soon as the living entity is accepted as prakṛti, then it is to be understood that she is under the control of the supreme puruṣa, Puruṣottama. Kṛṣṇa is Puruṣottama. And Kṛṣṇa has been accepted as the puruṣa by Arjuna. Paraṁ brahma paraṁ dhāma pavitraṁ paramaṁ bhavān, puruṣaṁ śāśvatam [Bg. 10.12]. It is not that Kṛṣṇa has become puruṣa now, and before that He was impersonal. No. Kṛṣṇa is puruṣaṁ śāśvatam, eternally He is puruṣa, eternally He is enjoyer. He’s never enjoyed. You cannot enjoy Kṛṣṇa, or God, for your sense gratification. That is not possible. He can use you for His sense gratification. That is bhakti-mārga. The bhaktas, they never claim to be puruṣa. They are always subordinate. Mama janmani janmanīśvare bhavatād bhaktir ahaitukī tvayi [Cc. Antya 20.29, Śikṣāṣṭaka 4]. This is bhakti-yoga.

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Upset Hindus seek resignation & apology of Kellogg’s CEO for feeding them beef

Beef contaminated Kellogs
Beef contaminated Kellogs

So in this Kali-yuga people are degrading, and the supply also will be reduced. There will be no supply of milk, there will be no supply of sugar. That is stated in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. There will be no supply of rice, no supply of wheat. Now you can get black market, white market, but time is coming when there will be no supply, completely. You will be forced to eat this beef. Now it is opening, beef shop, big, big beef shop. This time has already come, gradually, and it will be increasing. Unless you take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Kīrtanād eva kṛṣṇasya mukta-saṅgaḥ paraṁ vrajet [SB 12.3.51]. Kaler doṣa-nidhe rājann asti hy eko mahān guṇaḥ. This Kali-yuga is suffering. So you cannot get comfortable life in this Kali-yuga being godless. Because Kali-yuga means godless. Mandāḥ sumanda-matayo manda-bhāgyā hy upadrutāḥ [SB 1.1.10].
So therefore everyone should take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness to save himself from the onslaught of Kali-yuga, which will increase day by day.
http://prabhupadabooks.com/classes/bg/13/23/bombay/october/22/1973

 

Gelatin derived from beef is found in the following: All varieties of Kellogg’s® Frosted Pop-Tarts®, All varieties of Kellogg’s® Frosted Mini-Wheats® cereal,  All varieties of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats™ cereal. Some of our foods contain gelatin that is derived from either beef or pork; which include: All Kellogg’s® fruit flavored snacks, All Kellogg’s® Krave Treat Bars.

Upset Hindus seek resignation & apology of Kellogg’s CEO for feeding them beef

Upset Hindus are seeking resignation and apology of multinational food company Kellogg’s CEO John A. Bryant for non-disclosure of beef in some of its cereals and other products, and immediate recall of all such items from the market.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was shocking for Hindus to learn that some of the cereals, etc., they had been eating for years contained beef while there was no mention of beef under the ingredients mentioned on the boxes/packages. [Read More…]

Krishna Conscious movement is not a religious movement – it is a movement for purifying the heart

Saturday, April 13, 1968, San Francisco, California: My Dear Yadunandana, please accept my blessings. I am very glad to receive your letter, and I am very happy to learn that you are all coming to N.Y. to meet me on the 17th. We are starting at 9:00 a.m., and will reach there about 4:45 p.m., N.Y. time.
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The JBD – ‘Jewish Background Devotees’ Demographic in ISKCON Leadership

The JBD - 'Jewish Background Devotees' Demographic in ISKCON Leadership

The JBD – ‘Jewish Background Devotees’ Demographic in ISKCON Leadership

BY: MUKUNDA DASA

Jun 09, NEW YORK, USA (SUN) — In reply to Nrsimhananda prabhu’s harsh comments… I believe the term is ‘Anti-Semitic’, not ‘anti-semetic’.

Anti-Semitism is an interesting concept in this day and age. Although Semites are members of the Biblical ancestors of the Arabs, Aramaeans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Chaldeans, Sabaeans and Hebrews, etc., the term “anti-Semitic” (or “anti-Semite”) usually refers to Jews only. It was coined in 1879 by German journalist Wilhelm Marr, in a pamphlet called, “The Victory of Germandom over Jewry”. Using ideas of race and nationalism, Marr argued that Jews had become the first major power in the West. He accused them of being liberals, a people without roots who had Judaized Germans beyond salvation.

In 1879, Marr founded the “League for Anti-Semitism”. (Wikipedia) Nowadays the term is being used to describe anyone who factually or fictitiously claims or states anything that may be construed as being negative to any person of Jewish ethnicity. It has, in effect, been used as an offensive measure to stop any form of critical dialogue regarding the Jewish people, no matter how true or false it may be.

Devotees since the inauguration of ISKCON have recognized the role that Jewish background devotees (JBD’s, for the purpose of simplification) have played in ISKCON. This is no secret. If one speaks of this in positive and glowing terms it is thoroughly accepted without comment. If anyone has a realization or evidence that shows the JBD’s in a lesser light, it is strongly denounced as Anti-Semitic. [Read More…]

Vyasasan Prabhu: Gurus and Godbrothers

Gurus and Godbrothers

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my most humble obeisances, and kindly forgive my offences. In my last letter to you, which I titled “Return to the Hare Krishna Movement”, I was addressing some of the changes I witnessed to your movement since my return in 2006. I expressed some of my disappointments and concerns, and yet I still have faith in this mission of yours.

It was interesting to see which of my older God brothers was still practicing their Krsna Consciousness within the framework of ISKCON, who had remained and who had left. I read one very sad statistic the other day on the Internet, and am sorry to report that 90% of your initiated disciples are no longer practicing their KRSNA Consciousness within the structure of ISKCON. I was very alarmed by this, because it indicates to me there is a fatal flaw in the way the society is being managed.

This is not to say that they are not still practicing their Krsna Consciousness, for “once a devotee always a devotee”, or as is stated in the Srimad Bhagavatam 1.5.19, a person who has once relished the taste of the lotus feet of the Lord can do nothing but remember that ecstasy again and again, but sadly most are not practicing their faith within the structure of ISKCON.
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On the Way to Krsna: Seeing Krsna Everywhere and Always

raso ’ham apsu kaunteya
prabhāsmi śaśi-sūryayoḥ
praṇavaḥ sarva-vedeṣu
śabdaḥ khe pauruṣaṁ nṛṣu

“O son of Kuntī [Arjuna], I am the taste of water. the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable oṁ in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man.” (Bg. 7.8)

In this verse Śrī Kṛṣṇa is describing how we can become Kṛṣṇa conscious fully, in all stages of life. All living entities must drink water. The taste of water is so nice that when we are thirsty nothing but water seems to do. No manufacturer can create the pure taste of water. We can thus remember Kṛṣṇa or God when we drink water. No one can avoid drinking water every day of his life, so God consciousness is there—how can we forget? [Read More…]

SIVARAMA’S FOOD SCAM – Food is Money

Sivarama's Food Scam

EXPLOITING DISCIPLES FOR MONEY

An answer to the Sivarama’s intelligence-insulting
propaganda video entitled “Food is Money.”

It is also quite cynical that the Swami in question
gives seminars on Simple Living and High Thinking.

Food For Life is Against Prabhupada’s Teachings
https://vediciskcon.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/food-for-life-against-prabhupadas-teachings/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAEwzsBWVn4&feature=youtu.be

Human Welfare Activities

Srila Prabhupada, 20 April 1956: We met the other day the founder of one human welfare society and we have been pleased to see the plan. And we suggested a little more improvement on it by the method of keeping all the items of plans etc. in touch with the plannings of Bhagwat Geeta. The whole theme of the Bhagwat Geeta is to do everything in relation with the wish of the Supreme Lord. Arjuna was sufficiently educated in the matters of politics, sociology, family affairs, education and all that is required for human welfare but he was lacking in the sense of the service for the Supreme Lord. So far Arjuna was personally concerned he was quite cognizant all about it but he assumed the role of a common man who did not know how to work in the plan and desire of the Lord. That was the beginning of Bhagwat Geeta.

Arjuna pretended to become a pious man and desired to be non-violent good man without doing the painful act of bloodshed in the battlefield. Such pious attitude without knowing the desire of the Supreme Lord was condemned by Shri Krishna. He described such pseudo-pious attitude as befitting a non-Aryan person. Therefore to become pious, to become non-violent and to have all such good qualities are judged in terms of the purpose of service.
A small boy, without knowing the effect of his pious activity, gave to his ailing brother some pieces of Paratha as his brother asked for it. The ailing brother was suffering from typhoid fever and as he was a child, he asked his younger brother to give the Paratha. The younger brother without knowing the result of his charitable work gave Paratha to the suffering brother and when the whole thing was disclosed to the mother the charitable younger brother was severely punished by the mother. This is our practical experience. So simply to do charitable work without knowing the effect of it is to do it in the mode of ignorance. So far charities, penances and sacrifices are concerned they are all also of three qualities. Charity done in full cognizance of the authoritative injunctions is called Swattik or in goodness. Charity done with a purpose for getting something in return is called Rajasik or in the mode of passion. Charity done in darkness without knowing the effect of such charities or doing it under some superior pressure or request is called Tamasik or in the mode of ignorance. The same routine is prescribed for other good work also. Therefore Tamasik charity and Swattik charity are two different items. One leads to degradation while the other leads to elevation. Therefore simple charity, penance and sacrifices may not be always good without a descriptive and discriminative knowledge.
Human welfare activities with full scientific knowledge of it will certainly elevate the status of human society. The aim of welfare activity must be first of all ascertained. Sreemad Bhagwatam has discussed in many places about the aim of life. Does the aim of life mean to live for a number of long years? The Bhagwat says no it is not such. Because so far life is concerned, the life of some tree is far far longer than a human being. The longest duration of life of a human being is not more than 100 years. But in the vegetable kingdom some trees live more than one thousand years. A human being will answer that the tree may live for one thousand years but the signs of life are absent there. The main sign of life is breathing. The Bhagwat in answer to this will say that there are many many big bellows which can breathe more vehemently. So breathing is no special qualification. There are beasts who can produce more children than the human being. They also eat according to the standard of life. Therefore according to Bhagwat which is practical commentation on the Vedanta Sutrathe aim of life should be only to hear the message of the Supreme Lord wherein only lies all the sum total welfare of human society.
In the Bhagwat Geeta the ultimate instruction is to surrender unto the will of the Supreme Lord and in that manner the surrendered soul is protected by all means by the Lord from all sorts of frailties possible in human life.
Arjuna understood the principle and he changed his decision of leaving the battlefield. Therefore to know the Supreme Lord and to know our relation with the Lord eternally existent does not mean to give up all material activities. But to know Him, our relation with Him and our duties to Him is the highest knowledge. And to impart this knowledge to one and all is the highest welfare activity in the human society.

Construction of our first Hare Krishna City

Saturday, 12 February, 1972, Madras: My dear Govinda dasi, please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letters dated January 16 and January 23, 1972, and it is with great pleasure that I remember you and your good husband by reading them and seeing the nice work you are doing in the New Navadvipa News and other pamphlets.

I am very sorry to hear about your demoniac neighbor cutting down many tulasi plants, but do not worry, he shall get his due punishment in time, rest assured. Simply go on in the normal way, and gradually his threat will disappear. Such men should be taken and beaten very hard with shoes–but it will not be very much to our credit if we are accused of fighting in this way.

But if that man is caught trespassing on our property, then he may be severely punished by us. You can put up barbed-wire fence around the tulasi plants if that will help, or somehow or other protect them from further danger. Our experience has been that if we ignore them such demoniac class of men, they will go away.

When I shall come there you can make extensive preparations for my speaking, etc., by advertising and propaganda, even more than this Cinmayananda Swami. My work is to preach, so you can prepare many very nice speaking engagements, especially to the intelligent class of men and the hippies.

I am especially appreciating the writings of Siddhasvarupa in the New Navadvipa News and Open Letter pamphlets, like ‘Die Hippy, Die!’ and these articles should be published in our Back to Godhead magazine and distributed very widely.

Regarding the Panca-tattva deities, the pictures you have sent are very nice. Because they live in Bengal, dhoti, shirt and chaddar are the standard dress, and if they are dressed in this style with different colors, that is nice. They should normally always be dressed in dhoti, but if occasionally you dress them in skirt-dress outfit, that can be also. They may all five wear jewellery, why not?

Doctors give medicine and they speak surety, but there is no surety, and when there is no surety why should we break our four basic principles? I don’t think there is guarantee of surety by taking this medicine with animal products. But if there is surety, you can take. But it is very doubtful. When I shall come there I shall see what is wrong.

Regarding that man Cinmayananda, he’s a sinful man, I know him, at least sinful according to our four principles. He as been lecturing for 20 years, still his asrama stands vacant. Unless one’s life is made up, what this lecturing will do?

So far your other letter, devotion does not depend on the body, and in spite of all difficulties we can chant, so long we have got the tongue–and even we have got no tongue we can chant in our mind. So where is the question of not serving with devotion?

On the contrary, I consider that you and your good husband, Gaurasundara, are two of my topmost disciples and the work you are doing greatly encourages and pleases me, therefore do not think that because you are sometimes sick or weak that you are not making any advancement and that you are disappointing me, no.

I am always thinking upon you both, that Krishna will give you His all blessings. Simply if you are able always to chant Hare Krishna, that is the same as following all other regulative principles.

I shall be very glad to see you both again, but my program shall be delayed for about one month as I have just purchased for a very good price one large 20,000 sq. yard plot in Juhu, the wealthiest and most beautiful section of Bombay, very much like your Hawaii, and in the month of March I shall be lecturing there on the site in our pandal, in order to supervise the construction of our first Hare Krishna City.

I shall inform you more when we next meet. Hope this will meet you both in good health and cheerful mood,

Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

ACBS/sda

The Hi-jacking and Sale of ISKCON’s Brooklyn Radha Govinda Mandir

Romapada: Crook, Liar or -- Current Messiah

Romapada: Crook, Liar or — Current Messiah?

Brooklyn Temple Hi-jacking: Part of Larger Pattern

Radha Madhava Dasa

Regarding the unfolding Brooklyn Temple scenario:

FYI, what goes on in the name of ISKCON isn’t ISKCON, it’s the Bhaktivedanta Holding Corporation
(https://www.dandb.com/businessdirectory/bhaktivedantaholdingcorporation-moundsville-wv-3244876.html)

Back during the Robin George case:
(https://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1133)

in order to escape getting all the temple properties taken away by lawsuits, the GBC had put all the temples in NA into other trusts names. The only one left in the name of ISKCON Inc. was Long Island, NY, which is the sole beneficiary of the original BBT.

Since that time, it has become very apparent that the “GBC” have zero fidelity to Srila Prabhupada and are run by pedophile loving criminals. Those faithful to Srila Prabhupada have been fighting back against them.

The temple president of ISKCON Long Island rejected the false authority of the hijacked GBC, and maintains the real ISKCON corporation that Srila Prabhupada founded. The false GBC have been in court for over a decade trying to get it back in their control. They are suing ISKCON Inc. from a company they made called the Bhaktivedanta Holding Corporation.

In the lawsuit ISKCON Inc. argued against the false GBC that “You’re not ISKCON, you don’t have ISKCON on most of the signs on your temples, websites etc. it’s all New-This and New-That” So the hijacked GBC (Kuladri, Tamohara, Anuttama) approached me at that time to make a logo which would contain the terms “The International Society for Krishna Consciousness”, “Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapda”, and “The Hare Krishna Movement” so that they could copyright those terms first to have a stronger argument to try to steal ISKCON back from those loyal to SP who rejected their false authority. [Read More…]

Balarama Jayanti (Lord Balarama’s Appearance Day)


Lord Balarama Visits Vrndavana

[Balarama passed every night with the gopis in the forest of Vrindavan.]

Lord Balarāma became very anxious to see His father and mother, Mahārāja Nanda and Yaśodā. Therefore He started for Vṛndāvana on a chariot with great enthusiasm. The inhabitants of Vṛndāvana had been anxious to see Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma for a very long time. When Lord Balarāma returned to Vṛndāvana, all the cowherd boys and the gopīs had grown up; but still, on His arrival, they all embraced Him, and Balarāma embraced them in reciprocation. After this He came before Mahārāja Nanda and Yaśodā and offered His respectful obeisances unto them. In response, mother Yaśodā and Nanda Mahārāja offered their blessings unto Him. They addressed Him as Jagadīśvara, or the Lord of the universe who maintains everyone. The reason for this was that both Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma maintain all living entities, and yet Nanda and Yaśodā were put into such difficulties on account of Their absence. Feeling like this, they embraced Balarāma and, seating Him on their laps, began their perpetual crying, wetting Balarāma with their tears. Lord Balarāma then offered His respectful obeisances to the elderly cowherd men and accepted the obeisances of the younger cowherd men. Thus, according to their different ages and relationships, Lord Balarāma exchanged feelings of friendship with them. He shook hands with those who were His equals in age and friendship, and with loud laughing embraced each one of them. [Read More…]

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