Śrīla Prabhupāda: “My Guru Mahārāja”

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura

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Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Praṇati

नम ॐ विष्णु-पादाय कृष्ण-प्रेष्ठाय भू-तले
श्रीमते भक्तिसिद्धान्त-सरस्वतीति नामिने

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktisiddhānta-sarasvatīti nāmine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī,
who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

Śrīla Prabhupāda gives all credit to his Guru Mahārāja

Śrīla Prabhupāda offen referred to ”My Guru Mahārāja”. Śrīla Prabhupāda always gave credit for His preaching success to His Guru Mahārāja. Below is small Compilation entitled “My Guru Mahārāja” on various subject-matters which we have not posted before

Prabhupāda: …In Los Angeles many fathers and mothers used to come to see me to express their feelings of gratitude for my leading the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement throughout the entire world. Some of them said that it is greatly fortunate for the Americans that I have started the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement in America. But actually the original father of this movement is Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself, since it was started a very long time ago but is coming down to human society by disciplic succession. If I have any credit in this connection, it does not belong to me personally, but it is due to my eternal spiritual master, His Divine Grace Oṁ Viṣṇupāda Paramahaṁsa Parivrājakācārya 108 Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja Prabhupāda..” (from Preface to Bhagavad-gītā As It Is – Macmillan 1972 Edition)

My Guru Mahārāja

Prabhupāda: My Guru Mahārāja gave me a task and always I was discouraged by my god-brothers, but I did not forget him even for a moment, and I was determined to follow my duty, even though sometimes I did not like to do it.
Letter to: Satsvarūpa  — Vrindaban 5 November, 1972

Prabhupāda: My Guru Mahārāja used to say that in the world there is no problem, no scarcity. The only problem is that the people are not Kṛṣṇa conscious. That is the problem.
Room Conversation — July 17, 1972, London

Prabhupāda: I consider you all as representative of my Guru Maharaj to help me in this helpless condition. My Godbrothers did not help me but my Spiritual Master has helped me. So do not think that I can ever forget you even for a moment.
Letter to: Kīrtanānanda  —  San Francisco 7 April, 1967

Prabhupāda: We should always be very careful to give full respect to those who have so carefully handled this Divine Fruit of transcendental knowledge before us.  Even a slight change will spoil it.  That is why I have always been so careful to give you only those things which I have heard from my Guru Maharaj.
Letter to: Satsvarūpa and Hansadutta  —  Vrindaban 29 August, 1967

Prabhupāda: Whatever I am doing, it is due to the work of my Guru Maharaj. Actually, He is the power behind me, and I am only instrument.
Letter to: Bali Mardan  —  Tittenhurst Park, England October 4th,  1969

Prabhupāda: My Guru Mahārāja, was always enthusiastic in opening the centers in busy cities. Our centers are not practically secluded ashrams for so-called peaceful meditation. We are for activities and fighting like the battle of Kurukshetra. Chatianya Mahāprabhu’s mission is to awaken the sleeping humanity under the spell of Māyā.
Letter to: Bali Mardan  —  7, Bury Place London, England November 16, 1969  [Read More…]


We must push on
despite all odds
to please Bhagavan
the God of all gods.

He is the original person
we can’t see beyond Maya’s curtain
yet indeed He can be seen
through the servant of Him supreme.

This is the human goal
to find out Him in control
and wake up one’s eternal soul
back in to it’s original role.

As eternal loving servant
of Gopal Krishna Govinda
full of bliss and knowledge
and all glorious surrender.

So Srila Prabhupada must be known
who wants to take all back to home
to Lord Krishna’s eternal supreme abode
one must walk the holy chalked out road. [Read More…]

Question about Tilak by Bhakta Sam (updated)

Dear Prabhus,

I am making a tilak placard, like the ones you see in paintings of Their Lordships Śrī Caitanya and Nityananda during sankirtana, and I was wondering if anyone could help me with the meaning and origin of the design, especially the cut-out half circles on the sides of the oval outline.

Many thanks in advance,
Ys Sam




Updated 2021-03-02:
Hare Kṛṣṇa Prabhus,

I acquired a jig saw and fashioned the placard to the same design in the older paintings of Their Lords Caitanya and Nityananda sankirtan parties. Have yet to mount it on a staff and parade down the street.

It will happen, eventually, mark my words. Haribol!

Vaishnava Calendar March 2021

Vaishnava Calendar: March 2021


“Awaiting that Disaster” — Srila Prabhupada Predicts Doomsday

WW3 - “Awaiting that Disaster” -- Srila Prabhupada Predicts Doomsday

You are killing innocent cows and other animals–nature will take revenge. Just wait. As soon as the time is right, nature will gather all these rascals and slaughter them. Finished. They’ll fight amongst themselves–Protestants and Catholics, Russia and America, this one and that one. It is going on. Why? That is nature’s law. Tit for tat. You have killed. Now you kill yourselves. (JSD 6.5)

“Awaiting that Disaster” — Srila Prabhupada Predicts Doomsday

By Narasimha das

Like death itself, no one likes to talk about nuclear war. We prefer to avoid such talk. But although we tend to ignore the possibility of nuclear holocaust, that doesn’t make the problem go away. As death is certain, war is certain. It is a direct result of wholesale animal slaughter and other vicious karmic reactions. In a nuclear-armed world, nuclear war is certain.

“You are maintaining so many slaughterhouses, and when it will be mature [karmic reactions], there will be war, the wholesale murder. Finished. One atom bomb—finished…  Wait for accumulation of your sinful activities, and there will be war. And America will drop the atom bomb, and Russia will be finished. Both will be finished.” (Lecture, SB. 6.1.32, Honolulu, May 31, 1976)

“Well, anyway, they [nuclear weapons] must be used. There is no doubt about it. Therefore, we can say there will be war. It is no astrology; it is natural conclusion.” (Morning Walk, July 18, 1975, San Francisco)

“The whole world is awaiting that disaster. America has got atom bomb and Russia has got atom bomb. As soon as there is another war [world war], the whole world will be finished.” (Lecture, BG. 13.14, Bombay, October 7, 1973)

In his last years on Earth, Srila Prabhupada repeatedly warned of the certain doom of blind, materialistic civilizations. He explained that according to the laws of nature, mass destruction is unavoidable due to the heavy weight of accumulated sins in human society, particularly wholesale cow slaughter. Srila Prabhupada repeatedly predicted the nuclear destruction of nations and social systems based on unbridled sinful activities. Speaking to two disciples whose main service was book publication and distribution, he asked, “What you will do when the cities are closed?”

“So, it is very difficult to preach Krishna consciousness. The whole world is overburdened by these rascals and demons. So, atom bomb is waiting for them. Yes. It will be finished. All the demons will be finished.”  (Lecture, SB.1.8.34, Los Angeles, April 26, 1973)

We find numerous graphic references to nuclear devastation in Srila Prabhupada’s conversations, morning walks, lectures, and purports. He repeatedly advised devotees to start farming communities and live self-sufficiently, without depending on outside resources for basic needs, but very few devotees have seriously attempted to follow this advice. [Read More…]


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