ONE WHO OPPRESSES A PURE DEVOTEE LOSES ALL THE RESULTS…

ONE WHO OPPRESSES A PURE DEVOTEE LOSES ALL THE RESULTS OF HIS AUSTERITIES, PENANCES AND PIOUS ACTIVITIES

Note: How is it that Srila Prabhupada poison givers and their accomplices are enjoying themselves with ill-gotten money,properties,disciples ? How is it that nothing is happening etc etc etc. Nobody ACTUALLY escapes. Nature’s law IS VERY, VERY STRICT, VERY, VERY STRICT. Lord Krsna has HIS plans:

SB 3.16.37 P The Two Doorkeepers of Vaikuntha, Jaya and Vijaya, Cursed by the Sages
WHEN SOMETHING IS ARRANGED BY THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD, ONE SHOULD NOT BE DISTURBED BY IT, EVEN IF IT APPEARS TO BE A REVERSE ACCORDING TO ONE’S CALCULATIONS. For example, sometimes we see that a powerful preacher is killed, or sometimes he is put into difficulty, just as Haridasa Thakura was. He was a great devotee who came into this material world to execute the will of the Lord by preaching the Lord’s glories. But Haridasa was punished at the hands of the Kazi by being beaten in twenty-two marketplaces. Similarly, Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, and Prahlada Maharaja was put through so many tribulations. The Pandavas, who were direct friends of Krsna, lost their kingdom, their wife was insulted, and they had to undergo many severe tribulations. SEEING ALL THESE REVERSES AFFECT DEVOTEES, ONE SHOULD NOT BE DISTURBED; ONE SHOULD SIMPLY UNDERSTAND THAT IN THESE MATTERS THERE MUST BE SOME PLAN OF THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD. The Bhagavatam’s conclusion is that a devotee is never disturbed by such reverses. He accepts even reverse conditions as the grace of the Lord. One who continues to serve the Lord even in reverse conditions is assured that he will go back to Godhead, back to the Vaikuntha planets. Lord Brahma assured the demigods that there was no use in talking about how the disturbing situation of darkness was taking place, since the actual fact was that it was ordered by the Supreme Lord. Brahma knew this because he was a great devotee; it was possible for him to understand the plan of the Lord. [Read More…]

Gargamuni: Truth about Narayana Maharaja CHEATER GURU


(www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljDoNEFvc9Y)

Who is human and who is an animal?

Who is human and who is an animal?

Who is human and who is an animal?

Adi 9.42 Translation“It is the duty of every living being to perform welfare activities for the benefit of others with his life, wealth, intelligence and words.”

PURPORT – There are two kinds of general activities śreyas, or activities which are ultimately beneficial and auspicious, and preyas, or those which are immediately beneficial and auspicious.

For example, children are fond of playing. They don’t want to go to school to receive an education, and they think that to play all day and night and enjoy with their friends is the aim of life. Even in the transcendental life of Lord Kṛṣṇa, we find that when He was a child He was very fond of playing with His friends of the same age, the cowherd boys. He would not even go home to take His dinner. Mother Yaśodā would have to come out to induce Him to come home. Thus it is a child’s nature to engage all day and night in playing, not caring even for his health and other important concernsThis is an example of preyas, or immediately beneficial activities. But there are also śreyas, or activities which are ultimately auspicious. According to Vedic civilization, a human being must be God conscious. He should understand what God is, what this material world is, who he is, and what their interrelationships are. This is called śreyas, or ultimately auspicious activity.

In this verse of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam it is said that one should be interested in śreyas. To achieve the ultimate goal of śreyas, or good fortune, one should engage everything, including his life, wealth and words, not only for himself but for others also. However, unless one is interested in śreyas in his own life, he cannot preach of śreyas for the benefit of others. This verse cited by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu applies to human beings, not to animals.  [Read More…]

Bombay-BBT court case against Jitarati’s Bhagavatam-Set finally settled

Bombay-BBT court case against Jitarati’s Bhagavatam-Set finally settled

BBT India and Jitarati Das court case amicably settled in Bombay High Court

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Bombay-BBT court case against Jitarati’s Bhagavatam-Set finally settled

BBT India and Jitarati Das court case amicably settled in Bombay High Court.

Justice Kathawala before whom the matter of printing the Srimad Bhagavatam 10 volumes by Jitarati Das came up on 16th May 2018, requested the parties to try to mediate and settle the matter out of court and come back to him.

BBT India represented by HH Gopal Krishna Goswami, HG Bhima Das and Ananda Tirtha Dasa mediated with Jitarati Das and has settled the matterBoth parties have resolved their differences and have agreed to work together for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada.

BBT India will print and make available the Srimad Bhagavatam in 10 volumes format (Nine Cantos and Krishna Book) WITHOUT 11th and 12th Canto. Jitarati Das has agreed to distribute the present printed sets outside of India by developing a new market outside of ISKCON circles.

This court settlement was recorded by the Justice and the suit is closed.

Jitarati Das

Bombay-BBT court case against Jitarati’s Bhagavatam-Set finally settled

illagally withheld and impounded by Bombay-BBT 
and finally released by the court
 order in Bombay High Court 

If you have any questions to Jitarati Prabhu please write to his email:

Jitarati Das (John Hanton)
Email: hantonjohn@hotmail.com

Unleashing the Flames

” Just like Hanumān. He became very angry, and he set fire in the Laṅkā. Unless one is very angry, he cannot do that. But that krodha was applied to the demon. Krodha bhakta-dveṣi-jane. So we can utilize kāma, krodha, moha, bewilderment. When we cannot find out a bhakta, then we should be bewildered. Śūnyāyitaṁ jagat sarvam (CC Antya 20.39). So therefore bhakti process means that everything has to be purified. Krodha, Hanumān’s krodha, to set fire Laṅkā, it is purified krodha. But they cannot understand the krodha, how it is purified. But krodha can be purified. When it is bhakta-dveṣi-jane… Those who are envious of God and His devotees, upon them you should be always angry. “No, I have become a bhakta. I cannot be…” Caitanya Mahāprabhu showed by His example. He said, tṛṇād api sunīcena taror api sahiṣṇunā (CC Adi 17.31). But when Nityānanda Prabhu was injured, He became so angry, He immediately said, “Bring My cakra. I shall kill the Jagāi-Mādhāi.” So at that time He’s not tṛṇād api sunīcena. That is krodha bhakta-dveṣi. So we have this kāma, krodha, moha, everything, whatever sense activity we have got. When they are utilized for Kṛṣṇa, then it is purified.” (Srila Prabhupada Conversation, January 05, 1977.)

 

Hey rascal editors, do you seriously think we haven’t got a clue
About why you’ve made these changes and what you’re secretly up too
Well, luckily by Srila Prabhupada’s causeless mercy, know, we surely do
Which is, when one reads your version, then, you’re their de facto guru [Read More…]

Gargamuni: Bookchanges + Prabhupada is the only Acharya of ISKCON

(www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fgqKgFVjZU)

Art in Motion: Bhaja Gauranga Bengali

 

Rupavati Devi Dasi:

I mentor stop-motion animation workshops for children of school-going age, as well as adults.
During the last three years, stop-motion animation movie-making workshops have been held at various locations in Singapore, and one in Thailand, as well as in New Zealand in March 2018. Each workshop was customised to realise the aim and objective of the individual participant, and these have ranged from individual and group personal projects, digital-media school assignments, a five-day holiday program, to a ten-week after-school ECA program.
The workshop attempts to engage each participant in constructing a written and visual narrative through understanding the basic norms of good storytelling by using the three-step method – the beginning or introduction, the middle or a conflict requiring resolution, and the end or a resolution of the conflict .

The process involves brainstorming ideas and themes, writing a screenplay, drawing the storyboard, designing and creating the characters using paper cut-outs, clay, hand-drawn art, images, Lego and found objects, and bringing them to life through a stop-motion animation software called Hue Animation that is being widely used in schools all over the world. The project is brought to completion after adding either a voice-over and/or sub-titles, background effects and music.
The workshop is designed to combine, and balance the use of tactile and digital techniques, encouraging creativity and innovation. [Read More…]

Sri Vrindavana dasa Thakura avirbhava tithi

The temple in Denur where Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur wrote the Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat.

 

“The mother of Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura’s was Sri Narayani devi, the niece of Srivasa pandita. In his Sri Caitanya Bhagavata, Vrindavan dasa has described how his mother attained the affectionate fervour of Sri Gaurasundara.

 

“Narayani devi received the entire remnants of Mahaprabhu’s meal. Though she was only an insensible child he bestowed His mercy on her in this way.”

 

Sri Vrindavana dasa Thakura avirbhava tithi (appearance day)


 

 
Srila Prabhupada glorifies Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura

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SAILING TO JAMBŪDVĪPA

SAILING TO JAMBŪDVĪPA

SAILING TO JAMBŪDVĪPA

The Māyāpur Vedic Planetarium and 
the Flat Earth According to Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam

By Māyeśvara dāsa – Part 1 

(1.0) A New Earth

The Vedic Planetarium in Māyāpur, West Bengal, India (presently well under construction as of November 2015), is an attempt to present the cosmography* [Cosmography is the science that maps the general features of the cosmos or universe, describing both heaven and Earth] of the Universe according to the ancient Vedic literature, primarily the Fifth Canto of Śrīmad- Bhāgavatam as translated and presented by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda. Śrīla Prabhupāda is the Founder-Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, popularly known as the Hare Krishna society. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam otherwise known as the Bhāgavata Purāṇa was originally spoken by the great Vedic sage Śrīla Vyāsadeva to his son Śukadeva Goswāmī and is described as being the essence or cream of all Vedic literature and histories sarva-vedetihāsānāṁ sāraṁ (SB 1.3.41). Canto 1, chapter 5, verse 11 of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam predicts that this literature will bring about a revolution in the impious lives of this world’s misdirected civilization (janatāgha-viplavo). The Māyāpur Vedic Planetarium is based on the cosmography of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and was one of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s main projects to counteract the prevailing materialistic world view of life and the cosmos.

  

The Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam’s depiction of the universe immediately creates a clash of world- views that most people may prefer to avoid, and that includes many of the followers of the Vedas who find it difficult to understand or conceptualize the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam’s depiction of Earth and its relation to the greater universe. We have all grown up with an image of Earth as a rotating ball in space, and we’re pretty happy with that. But how did we get that image and conception of a globe into our heads? Is the globe-shaped Earth an authentic image, and is the Earth truly a round planet rotating in space around the sun? Will it come to be, that one of the most earth-shattering events in our life is the discovery of the real nature of Earth itself? What will the Māyāpur Vedic planetarium reveal? To quote from the Book of Revelations, a Christian book of prophecy:

And I saw a new heaven and a new Earth, for the first heaven and the first Earth were passed away (Rev 21.1)

Will the Māyāpur Vedic Planetarium reveal a new looking Earth? Or will it look like the one that The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been presenting ever since the first photographs of Earth taken in 1969, reputedly taken from outer space as the Apollo spacecraft made its way to the moon? This subject can be of interest to all of us; not only because we certainly ought to know the location and shape of the Earth that we live on, but also because the position and shape of the Earth has wider implications in regard to the world views we will adopt, created by either a materialistic or transcendental perspective. We have on our hands a clash of world- views that is truly mind-blowing. » complete article here «

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Gargamuni Speaks Out The Early Days


(Interview by Ramacandra das)

All The Planets And The Universes, They Are Egg Shaped

720403SB.MEL Lectures
Prabhupada: No. There is seven planetary systems over us and seven planetary systems down also. Therefore this universe is called caturdasa-bhuvana: “Fourteen planetary systems.” This is called Bhurloka. Above this, there is Bhuvarloka. Above that, there is Janaloka. Above that, there is Maharloka. Above that, there is Satyaloka. Above that, there is Brahmaloka, the highest planetary system. Similarly, down also, we have got Tala, Atala, Talatala, Vitala, Patala, Rasatala. This information we get from Vedic literature, fourteen worlds. Each and every universe is consisting of these fourteen planetary systems, and there are innumerable universes. So that we also get information from Brahma-samhita. Yasya prabha prabhavato jagad-anda-koti. Jagad-anda-koti. Jagad-anda means this universe is a big, I mean to say, volume. Just like anda, egg. EVERYTHING, EVERY PLANET IS JUST LIKE EGG. THIS BRAHMANDA, THIS UNIVERSE, IS ALSO LIKE EGG. SO THERE ARE MANY MANY, MANY MILLIONS OF JAGAD-ANDA. And in each and every jagad-anda, kotisu vasudhadi-vibhuti-bhinnam, there are innumerable planets also. So these are the information we get from Vedic literature. If you like, you can accept. If you don’t like you can reject. That is up to you. Yes?

730930BG.BOM Lectures
That point is missing. Real enjoyer or proprietor is Krsna. Bhoktaram yajna-tapasam sarva-loka-mahesvaram. He’s the proprietor. Sarva loka, not only of this loka, earthly planet, but there are innumerable planets within this universe and there are innumerable universes also, not one universe. Yasya prabha prabhavato jagad-anda-koti. Jagad-anda means universe. It is just like EGG SHAPE. ANDA. You can see this universe, the sky is…, horizon. So it is just like egg shape. ALL THE PLANETS AND THE UNIVERSES, THEY ARE EGG SHAPED. THEREFORE they are called ANDA, jagad-ANDA, brahmANDA. So this jagad-ANDA. [Read More…]

The beginning of spiritual life is sraddha, faith


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Prabhupada, Ahmedabad, December 12, 1972: […] Adau sraddha. The beginning of spiritual life is sraddha, faith. Adau sraddha. Adau sraddha tatah sadhu-sangah. First of all, faith, and faith has been described by Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami as, faith means: visvasa. So he explains:

‘sraddha’-sabde—visvasa kahe sudrdha niscaya krsne bhakti kaile sarva-karma krta haya

This is the sraddha. Sraddha means firm faith. As Krishna says, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja [Bg. 18.66]
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Gargamuni: Proof Prabhupada is a Pure Devotee + ISKCON gurus are not pure

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX3cx2SzA10

(full lecture deleted by FIskcon)

Vaishnava Calendar May 2018

Vaishnava Calendar: May 2018

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Movements of Time

mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha
yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ
[Bg. 7.1]

“Mad-āśrayaḥ. Mad-āśrayaḥ means “Under My…, under Me.” Actually it means, mad-āśrayaḥ means, one who has taken the shelter of Kṛṣṇa, or one who has surrendered to Kṛṣṇa without any reservation. He is called mad-āśrayaḥ, or one who has taken shelter of Kṛṣṇa perfectly.

So this yoga, this bhakti-yoga, as it is stated here, bhagavad-bhakti-yogataḥ, so bhagavad-bhakti-yoga can be learned when one takes fully shelter at the lotus feet of a bhagavad-bhakta. That is called bhagavad-bhakta. You, you cannot become bhagavad-bhakta independent, without caring for your spiritual master. That is nonsense. That is rascaldom. He will never be able.” (Srila Prabhupada class on Srimad-Bhagavatam July 24, 1974, new york ny.)

Why does one desire to oppose the surrender of others to God ?
Why does one desire to oppose His pure servants like Srila Prabhupada ?
Why does on desire to hold hostage the Eternal books of knowledge ?
Why does one desire to be a false profiting prophet ?

These questions are pertinent in the present godless age
As every Spiritual Masters Teachings are quickly being changed
Watering Them down has become the new material rage
So by Srila Prabhupada’s Grace, let’s see what we can gauge [Read More…]

Video: The Story of Prahlada & The Appearance of Lord Nrisimhadeva

 

A project created by Art In Motion for Prabhupadanugas, to celebrate the birthday of Sri Nrisimhadeva who appeared to save his five year old devotee Prahlada Maharaja from his demonic father King Hiranyakashipu. The narrative & illustrations are from a book called ‘Prahlad‘ by Govinda Devi Dasi & Gaurasundara Dasa based on the 7th Canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam with the translation and purport by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhakivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

 

(by Rupavati Devi Dasi)

 

 

Lecture by Srila Prabhupada on Sri Nrsimha-caturdasi (Appearance Day)

Lecture on Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva’s Appearance Day
Bombay, May 5, 1974

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Prabhupāda: …boys who have played the Prahlāda-caritra, Hiraṇyakaśipu-vadha. Today is the appearance day of Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva. It is called Nṛsiṁha-caturdaśī. So I am so pleased that within such a short time these boys have nicely learned how to play, and especially I have to thank Mr. Hiraṇyakaśipu. (applause) (laughs) Mr. Hiraṇyakaśipu has played his part very nicely.

So this is very instructive struggle between the atheist and the theist. This story of Prahlāda Mahārāja is eternally true. There is always a struggle between the atheist and the theist. If a person becomes God conscious, Kṛṣṇa conscious, so he will find many enemies. Because the world is full of demons. What to speak of the devotee of Kṛṣṇa, even Kṛṣṇa, when He personally came, He had to kill so many demons. There was His maternal uncle, His mother’s brother, very keenly related. Still, he wanted to kill Kṛṣṇa. As soon as any son was born to Devakī, immediately he killed, because he did not know who will be Kṛṣṇa. The prediction was that the eighth child of his sister will kill Kaṁsa. So he began to kill all the children. At last, Kṛṣṇa came. But he could not kill Kṛṣṇa. He was killed by Kṛṣṇa.

So nobody can kill God. The demons, godless society, they simply want to kill God. But actually, God is never killed, but the demon is killed by God. That is the law of nature. This is the instruction from Prahlāda Mahārāja’s life. We can understand that as it is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā, mṛtyuḥ sarva-haraś cāham [Bg. 10.34]. In the Bhagavad-gītā it is said that “I am also death in the shape of taking away everything, whatever you possess.” We are very much proud of possessing material things, material acquisition, but when Kṛṣṇa comes… Just like Mahārāja, Prahlāda Mahārāja saw Hiraṇyakaśipu. His father also saw Nṛsiṁhadeva. This Hiraṇyakaśipu was very clever as the materialists, scientists, are very clever. Cleverly they are inventing so many things. What is the idea? The idea is “We shall live forever and enjoy sense gratification more and more.” This is called atheistic advancement of civilization. So Hiraṇyakaśipu was typical materialist. Hiraṇya means gold, and kaśipu means soft bed, cushion. So materialist persons, they are very much fond of gold and enjoying sex. That is their business. So Hiraṇyakaśipu is the typical example of this materialistic person. And Prahlāda Mahārāja, prakṛṣṭa-rūpeṇa āhlāda. Āhlāda means transcendental bliss. Ānanda-cinmaya-rasa-pratibhāvitābhiḥ [Bs. 5.37]. Living entities’ real identification is prahlāda, blissfulness. But on account of material association, we are in miserable condition of life. So… (aside:) Stop these children.

So this Hiraṇyakaśipu wanted to become immortal, and he underwent penances, severe penances, so much so, the whole universe became trembled. So that Brahmā, Lord Brahmā, had to come to pacify him, “What do you want?” So he wanted to become immortal. Lord Brahmā said that “Although I have got very long duration of life,…” The duration of life of Brahmājī is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā, sahasra-yuga-paryantam arhad yad brahmaṇo viduḥ [Bg. 8.17]. Sahasra-yuga, one group of yugas-Satya, Treta, Dvāpara, Kali—it becomes about forty-three lakhs of years. And multiply these forty-three lakhs of years by one thousand, that duration of time is Brahma’s twelve hours, one day. Sahasra-yuga-paryantam arhad yad brahmaṇo viduḥ. So that Brahmā who lives for millions of trillions of years—still, he has to die. Janma-mṛtyu-jarā-vyādhi-duḥkha-doṣānu-darśanam [Bg. 13.9]. Wherever you go within this material world, either in the Brahmaloka or in the Patala-loka, you have to die. That is the problem. Kṛṣṇa says in the Bhagavad-gītā, “Real problem is janma-mṛtyu-jarā-vyādhi, birth, death, old age and disease.” Just try to… So Hiraṇyakaśipu wanted to solve these in a materialstic way, but that is not possible. So in a negative way he wanted that “I shall not die on the (indistinct). [Read More…]

There is a Spiritual Dimension to Life


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Mike Robinson, August of 1976, London Broadcasting Company: […] And you’re really not concerned whether or not they join the Hare Krishna movement?

Srila Prabhupada: It doesn’t matter. Our mission is to educate them. People are in ignorance; they are living in a fool’s paradise, thinking that when their body is finished, everything is finished. That is foolishness.

Mike Robinson: And you are basically just concerned to tell them that there is a spiritual dimension to life?
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Prasada should be respected as good as Krishna

“Prasada is as good as Krishna”

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Prabhupada, Denver, July 1, 1975: […] And another complaint I was hearing that we are not taking prasadam, especially the grhasthas. No. That is not good. You should take prasadam. Krishna baro doyamoy, koribare jihwa jay, swa-prasad-anna dilo bhai, sei annamrta pao, radha-Krishna-guna gao, preme dako caitanya-nitai. Krishna baro doya…

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Speech to Indian Audience


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Prabhupada, Montreal, July 28, 1968: …vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam. Lord Caitanya instructed this verse. He gave us eight verses, known as Siksastaka. Siksa means “instructions”; astaka, “eight.” This Siksastaka poetry, containing eight verses, are very valuable, and they were given by Lord Caitanya for understanding of the whole human society.

It was not meant for any particular country or particular society, but it was meant for the whole human race. Lord Caitanya entrusted His countrymen, who are known as Bharatiyas, to distribute this message throughout the whole world, in every village and every town. There is a nice Bengali verse in Caitanya-caritamrta:
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