In The Clouds

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In The Clouds
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Release of “In the Clouds”
Genre: Satire / Exposé
Duration: just a little under 10 minutes.

Without any intention to “ blow my own horn,” I venture to say that this is my finest piece of satire to date.

Then again, each of us have different tastes and preferences. 🙂

I like to express my thanks (and apologies) to Caren Miosga, anchor-woman at ARD Tagesthemen, public service broadcasting Channel 1; Hamburg, Germany. As well as to Susanne Daubner and Markus Preiß, the correspondents.

Special thanks to our charming “Jolly Joevial,” whose real name I was unable to trace.

Atmavidya Das,
November 2018

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For more info on the GBC please also see:
Srila Prabhupada on the Role of the GBC
The GBC is a Jewish mafia body
http://www.iskcon-truth.com/official-documents.html
The Dumbed Down Disciple
The great sinister movement is within our society
DEMONS AND KARMIS IN DISGUISE

 

Demigod Worship by Bhakti Charu “Swami” (BCS)

Bhakti Charu Swami (BCS) worshipping demigods

Bhakti Charu “Swami” (BCS) worshipping Lord Shiva in ISKCON Ujjain, 
India, despite the fact, that Srila Prabhupada prohibits demigod worship

Bhakti Charu Swami (BCS) worshipping demigods

These photographs clearly document Bhakti Charu “Swami” (BCS)
engaged in demigod worship, worshipping Lord Shiva and his Shiva-Lingam.

Exposing FISKCON: Hindu Culture in ISKCONs Facilities and beyond
(Part 2: Demigod Worship by Bhakti Charu “Swami” (BCS)

“THOSE WHOSE MINDS ARE DISTORTED BY MATERIAL DESIRES SURRENDER UNTO DEMIGODS AND FOLLOW THE PARTICULAR RULES AND REGULATIONS OF WORSHIP ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN NATURES.” (BG. 7.20)

“So I think that the Murti which you have got is not Visnu Murti, but it appears to be a Murti of Lord Siva. Anyway, this Murti is not worshipable by us. In our temple we shall always worship Radha Krishna Murti or Lord Jagannatha.”  (Srila Prabhupada Letter, 15th January 1969)

“You know that we have refused even the Hindu people to hold demigod worship in our temple […] As a matter of fact, we should not allow anyone to hold any function in our temple, otherwise than Vaisnava principle” (Srila Prabhupada Letter, 10th October 1968[Read More…]

How Dare You Criticize My Guru

Srila Prabhupada
Beautiful Painting of Srila Prabhupada

How Dare You Criticize My Guru
Kṛṣṇacandra Dāsa- Śrī Vṛndāvan Dham:

There are many misconceptions within our ISKCON institution which need to be addressed so that we can better understand the manner in which we as devotees interact with each other. We often hear that we, as aspiring devotees, must never judge or criticize another aspiring devotee and that to judge or to criticize is wrong and offensive. The application of these terms have however been intentionally misapplied by the FISKCON leaders and their Apologists to indoctrinate their followers to fear to use their common sense to form an opinion on any FISKCON leader, especially any FISKCON Guru.

The use of fear or terror to gain conformity is a very common tactic of authoritarian fascist regimes and must not be allowed to continue to be acculturated into our Vaiṣṇava community. Governments especially Zionist led Marxist Communist Governments, use fear and terror to subjugate and rule the people of their respective countries. People under this form of authoritarian regime live in fear of speaking out against any corruption, person, policy or program of the state.

Fear and terror has been so well acculturated into our ISKCON society that most devotees fear to perform even a rudimentary assessment of their guru’s behavior or level of spiritual advancement. They fear hearing any evidence that suggests that their guru is engaged in any wrongdoing for to hear any evidence no matter how conclusive, may lead them to question their guru’s qualification which in their minds is a cardinal sin.  [Read More…]

Cash Award Of € 108000

Cash Award of € 108’000 by Atmavidya Das

Cash Award of  € 108000 by Atmavidya Das

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with the consent of Atmavidya das Germany
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DraupadiCRITICISM – JUDGEMENT – DISCRIMINATION

I am sick, tired, and weary of individuals who have crucial misunderstandings of what is criticism, what is judgement – and what is discrimination.

According to their logic it would follow that great warriors who remained silent and did not stand up to protect the honour of Śrīmatī Draupadī were perfectly correct and displayed the topmost ethical standards in the assembly hall.

Śrīmatī Draupadī
Painting by Raja Ravi Varma  

A few Realizations from Communication with Devotees

1.) Thoroughly honest devotees – honest with themselves and others – are a rare breed indeed. And it is a splendid thing that they do exist. I am tremendously grateful for that.

2.) I am more and more convinced that most devotees – although basically nice people – are in denial even when confronted with undisputable visual evidence.
Or, they just do not have the ability to discriminate. Which is lamentable. There is nothing we can do about the latter type.

3.) I have to repeat that devotees in general do not seem to be very fond of the truth in general. It disturbs them. Which raises the question how they will ever approach the Absolute Truth.

4.) There are many more duly initiated disciples of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami than I thought – who are in the above categories, namely 2 and 3.
They usually prefer to talk about past glories and rather “share the nectar.”
Obviously, there is nothing wrong with sharing nectar. The nectar, however, becomes unpalatable to me when the very real and urgent issues never get seriously addressed. Not in more than fourty years. [Read More…]

The Dark Side

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The film footage you just saw and the video clips to follow show clear evidence of totally inappropriate physical contact between Brian Tibbitts aka Indradyumna “Swami” and young children. This type of physical contact has been identified by child protection groups as sexual grooming by a paedophile as follows:

A predator might touch your child in your presence so that he or she thinks that you are comfortable with the touching.

This act might be as simple as draping an arm over the child’s shoulder or asking for a hug to say goodbye. Be aware of your child’s reactions to other adult’s touches. Does your child stiffen or seem uncomfortable? Also, never force your child to show affection to anyone when they aren’t comfortable doing so. This leaves the impression that forced physical contact is okay.

Keep in mind that the first physical contact between a predator and his or her victim is often nonsexual and designed to desensitize the child. It breaks down inhibitions and leads to more overt sexual touching. It may begin as an “accidental” bump or rub, an arm around the shoulder, a brushing of hair. Teach your children that any physical contact between child and adult is something to be wary of and questioned.

Mr Touchy Feely. Groomers need children to feel physically comfortable with them. They may hug, kiss, tickle, hold, wrestle, or maintain close proximity to a child they are targeting. Sometimes they may even “accidentally” touch a child inappropriately to gauge their reaction and test the situation to see if they will mention it to someone. This is often done right in front of people. They may ignore a child’s cues that they do not want to engage in physical contact and try to persuade them that it’s all in “fun” or because they “love” them.

A paedophile groomer will insist on physical affection such as holding, kissing, hugging or wrestling even when the child clearly does not want it.

I dedicate this video to my own children and all the other children who were agonized beyond our imagination at the hands of the very persons who were entrusted with the protection of the children under their “care.”

Physical and sexual child abuse is probably the most heinous crime known to mankind. I have zero tolerance and I make no distinction between so-called Men of God and those known as laymen. In general, paedophiles are never sorry. Except when they get caught – being sorry only for having been caught. [Read More…]

Demigod Worship in ISKCON temples

Demigod Worship in ISKCON temples

Demigod Worship in ISKCON temples

Shiva-Lingam worship in ISKCON temples despite the fact,
that Srila Prabhupada prohibits demigod worship

Exposing FISKCON: Hindu Culture in ISKCONs Facilities and beyond
(Part 1: Demigod Worship in ISKCON temples)

Srila Prabhupada stated that we should never worship demigods in His Mission.
He was always sure with Krishna alone we can fulfill His Mission, spreading Vaishnava culture worldwide with the right understanding of Krishna’s identity.

He is the ultimate supplier of everything. Srila Prabhupada actually showed by his own  example that even without money, only taking shelter of  Krishna, we can establish everything, spreading all over the world but have to take this leap of faith as he did.
But nowadays FISKCONs teachers like Indrayumna Swami, Bhakti Charu Swami and others are taking shelter of demigods. Today they have even established demigod worship in the temples like in New Vrindaban, Ujjain and other facilities all over the globe.

Srila Prabhupada actually spoke strongly against demigod worships, here some quotes from him: [Read More…]

You Are Always On My Mind

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You Are Always On My Mind
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Our business is to point out who is not a saint.”
(Śrīla Prabhupāda Morning Walk; Bombay, April 10, 1974)

May Śrīmatī Bhanu-nandini devi dasi forgive me for including her in this video. Running images of her was unavoidable. She is not to blame for things that transpired.

The Swami in question is an entirely different story. On the surface he seems to be a jolly good fellow. Perhaps, his misconduct could be brushed off as some temporary and innocent incidents. If…

If he would be just a sannyasi who got temporarily carried away. However, our Swami in question…

…pretends to be a Sampradaya Acharya and Guru, who is able to take his disciples back to the Kingdom of God.
…has strong tendencies towards impersonalism – and is a dear friend of the notorious Krishna Das, who is on record for saying:
…”Krishna or Shiva – same shit.
…is seeking instructions and “bhāva” from sources that are at least questionable – disregarding his own spiritual master.
…allows his disciples to be worshipped as if he was on the same level as Śrīla Rupa Goswami.
…allows his disciples to believe that he is so dear to none other than Śrīmati Rādhārānī that She desires to render menial service to him.
…(I have seen with my own eyes the backdrop decoration for his so-called Vyāsa-Pūjā celebration, which was suggesting just that.)
…is highly selective in regard to who is invited for his “darshans.”
Young and physically attractive women are very much preferred. Middle-aged or elderly ladies may be shown the door.

The list goes on… [Read More…]

ISKCON UK Salaries 2017

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What Srila Prabhupada has to say

Conversation: Vairagya, Salaries, and Political Etiquette — April 28, 1977, Bombay

Prabhupada: Niskincanasya. One who has decided that “This world is useless. I have to take birth repeatedly and accept different types of bodies and suffer.” Body means… Those who have understood this fact and disgusted, so bhakti line is for them. One who has the tendency to enjoy this material world, and they are taking advantage of God, “Give me good wife, give me good work, good meal, good enjoyment,” they are not in the bhakti line. They are in the very nascent stage.

Tamala Krsna: Nescient stage?

Prabhupada: Lower stage. Vairagya-vidya-nija-bhakti-yogam. That… There is one verse written by Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya. What page I don’t… Siksartham. The bhakti-yoga, nija-bhakti-yoga… Bhakti-yoga means devotion to Krsna. And that is vairagya-vidya, how to learn, renounce this world. Otherwise why Caitanya Mahaprabhu gave up His grhastha life? He’s the same person. Why Rupa Gosvami gave up their ministership? By their personal behavior they are showing this is not required. This is vairagya-vidya. So under the circumstances, those who have no vairagya, they cannot live in the temple. They are taking advantage of the temple facilities for their sense enjoyment. Do you understand? [Read More…]

Vaishnava Calendar December 2018

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A Cosmic Solicitation

The greatest authorities in the universe, love to see The Devotees
Not the devotees of themselves, however, but of the Supreme Personality
Who is known as Sri Bhagavan and Lord Sri Krsna, this, They all agree
And surrendering to Him is the only way that They are ever pleased

It’s imperative to water the root, and relinquish the bothering of the leaves
By pestering the branches and foliage, all you receive is a parched tree
And this will never bear the flowers and fruits that eventually get us free
It only causes the Demigods to engage us in more fruitive activities

Yes, They are never happy, when we go to Them and plead
For the suffocation of material things, to quench our lust and greed
At some point in time however, chewing the chewed will lead
us to surrender to a Bonafide Representative, of the Supreme Personality

When this finally occurs, then the jiva soul actually starts to shine
Because the darkness of ignorance, no longer obscures their eyes
Material nature is fully viewed, and given a hasty goodbye
And the quick retreat Back Home begins, leaving everything unnecessary behind [Read More…]

AVOID THE TEN KINDS OF OFFENSES

Note: An offense can be committed either with the body, with the mind or by speech

 

The three predominating deities of this material world, namely, Lord Brahmā, Lord Viṣṇu and Lord Śiva, are directing all the affairs of the this cosmos, but who among them is the Supreme? After much discussion on this question, the great sage named Bhṛgu, who is the son of Lord Brahmā, was deputed to test all three predominating deities and report to the assembly as to who is the greatest.

Being thus deputed, the great sage Bhṛgumuni first of all went to his father’s residence in Brahmāloka. The three deities are the controllers of the three material qualities, namely the qualities of goodness, passion and ignorance. The plan decided upon by the sages was for Bhṛgu to test which of the predominating deities possesses the quality of goodness in full. Therefore, when Bhṛgumuni reached his father, Lord Brahmā, because he wanted to test whether he had the quality of goodness, he purposely did not offer his respects to his father either by offering obeisances or by offering prayers. It is the duty of a son or a disciple to offer respects and recite suitable prayers when he approaches his father or spiritual master. But Bhṛgumuni purposely failed to offer respects, just to see Lord Brahmā’s reaction to this negligence. Lord Brahmā was very angry at his son’s impudency, and he showed signs which definitely proved this to be so. He was even prepared to condemn Bhṛgu by cursing him, but because Bhṛgu was his son, Lord Brahmā controlled his anger with his great intelligence. This means that although the quality of passion was prominent in Lord Brahmā, he had the power to control it. Lord Brahmā’s anger and his controlling his anger are likened to fire and water. Water is produced from fire, but fire can be extinguished with water. Similarly, although Lord Brahmā was very angry due to his quality of passion, he could still control his passion because Bhṛgumuni was his son. [Read More…]

Instructor in Spiritual Subject Matters | Srila Prabhupada

“You take instruction from my books, and if you are unable to understand any portion of the books, then you can get it explained by any senior devotee”

Los Angeles
7 July, 1974
74-07-07
Los Angeles
My dear Satadari devi dasi:
Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 13, 1974 and have noted the contents carefully. Yes, a shiksa guru is anyone who can give spiritual advancement. You take instruction from my books, and if you are unable to understand any portion of the books, then you can get it explained by any senior devotee, whether Madhukanta or anyone else. Any senior devotee can be an instructor in spiritual subject matters. If you like to take instruction from Madhukanta, there is no harm.
I hope this meets you in good health.
Your ever well wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
ACBS/bs

Prabhupada’s Journey To America

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Room Conversation
with His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
June 8, 1976, Los Angeles

Prabhupada: […] Yes. So I did not say anything seriously, but perhaps he took it very seriously, Gopal’s father. So he might have written to Gopal that “Swami Bhaktivedanta wants to go to America. If you sponsor, then he can go.” So whatever the correspondence was there between the father and son, I did not know.
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Krishnachandra Dasa: WAKE UP PRABHUS! EVERYONE WAKE UP!

AINDRA PRABHU SPEAKS

Krishnachandra Dasa, Vrindavan, Oct 29 2010 — Many devotees believe Aindra Prabhu to be not so interested in the practical side of Krishna Consciousness, well at least until his “To Hell With” speech last year…
This opinion of Aindra Prabhu would have been true some years ago but over the last five odd years he became more and more interested in the practical issues that face devotees caused by an increasingly materialistic ISKCON leadership.

As I have been seeking ways in which to weaken the GBC and in particular the Vrindavan’s Gurukula’s hold on ISKCON Vrindavan in order to protect Aindra Prabhu’s home and his 24 Hour Kirtan Program he grew more interested in my efforts and although I did not involve him directly I kept him very well informed of my various activities.
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Symptom of Soul | BHAGAVAD-GITA

“That consciousness which is spread all over this body, that is eternal”

Student, McGill University, Montreal, June 11, 1968: I do know where I am. I’m in this school.

Prabhupada: You do not know, because as you say you are here, here your coat is there, your pant is there, your hand is there, your body is there, but you cannot explain where you are. All right. Sit down. I shall explain. (laughter) This is the defect of modern education.

We are educated in a way in which we have misunderstood, “This is my body. This is my hand. This is my leg. This is my country. This is my mother. This is my father. This is my school.” “This is my”, I know.

I have the concept of “my”. But who is conceiving “my”? We have no information where it is. In Srimad-Bhagavatam it is said that yasyatma-buddhih kunape tri-dhatuke [SB 10.84.13]. Under misconception we understand my body as myself. I say, “It is my body”, but I misidentify my body with myself. Is it not?
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How important is formal Initiation? | Auckland, New Zealand

Devotee, Auckland, February 22, 1973: How important is formal initiation?

Prabhupada: Formal initiation means to accept, officially, to abide by the orders of Krishna and His representative. That is formal initiation. Officially accept, “Yes, sir, I shall accept. I shall do whatever you say.” This is initiation, official acceptance of the job. That’s all.

Now, you formally accept, and if you do not do the duties, then where is the question of other function? There is no question. Initiation means this is the beginning of accepting the orders of Krishna and His representative to carry out. This is the beginning. That is initiation. Just like if you enter in an office establishment, so you accept the terms of service.
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Srila Prabhupada | Conversation with David Lawrence

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Prabhupada, July 12, 1973, London: […] You just work little, produce your food, eat, and save time, and try to understand Krishna. This is the nature’s arrangement. Anywhere, any part of the world, you can produce your food.

Simply you require a little land and some cows. Everything is complete. You take milk from the cows and just till the field and get some food grains. That is sufficient. Whole economic question solved. And save time for developing Krishna consciousness. This is the arrangement.

David Lawrence: It was interesting to see a recent television program in this country…
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What is going on in Vrndavana these days in the name of “economic development”?

BY: DAMAGHOSA DAS

Hare Krsna-Below we have summarized (in 8-quotes summary form) what Srila Prabhupada thinks about the building and developments of Vrndavana and New Vrndavana-he does NOT want economic development in either of these areas but instead wants it to remain simple, clean, and free of the modern mentality of “industrial development”. Please read these statements below and let the reader form their own opinion of what is presently going on there and if that is in line with Srila Prabhupadas thinking, or not. If this developmental mentality is not in line with Srila Prabhupada and the previous Acaryas, then the result will not be good. You decide for yourself.

Summary of Prabhupada Quotes….

1.The description of Vṛndāvana forest as given herewith was spoken by Kṛṣṇa five thousand years ago, and the same condition prevailed during the time of the Vaiṣṇava ācāryas three or four hundred years ago

2.The same sounds and atmosphere still prevail in the area where our Kṛṣṇa-Balarāma temple is situated. Everyone who visits this temple is pleased to hear the chirping of the birds as described here (kūjat-kokila-haṁsa-sārasa).

3.Vrindaban doesnotrequireto be modernized because Krishna’s Vrindaban is transcendental village.

4. Better to live there without modern amenities. But to live a natural healthy life for executing Krishna Consciousness.

5. Letter to Hayagriva, 17th August, 1968
When you were here I suggested to purchase the land outright. But I think it has not been possible. But on the face of the lease it appears as good as sale document. But the clause, ‘Excepting and reserving however, all of the coal within and underlying said property, and subject to the mining rights and privileges set forth in the deed conveying said coal made by Joseph E. McCombs, et al., dated March 30, 1903, recorded in the said clerks office in Deed Book 98, at page 185,’has caused my headache.

6. Even the government does not acquire our land, if in our vicinity some such industry (coal or oil industry) is started, the whole idea of New Vrndavana will fade away.

7. Vrndavana conception is a transcendental village, without any botheration of the modern industrial atmosphere. independently, completely depending on agricultural produce and milk from the cows. The life should be simplifiedwithout being hampered by laboring day and night for economic development, without any spiritual understanding.

8. The whole Vedic principle is to develop Krsna consciousness, without creating much botheration for the program of sense gratification. Industrial development (or mining industry) in the neighboring places will mar the whole idea. Now you have to consider yourself, looking forward to the future of the land, and then decide what to do.I do not like to have New Vrndavana with industrial or mining areas. I have got experience of them in India, that the mining areas are simply next to dungeon. The workers in the mines are considered to be residing in hell. And we can never expect any good behavior from such workers. So we must think of the atmosphere around Vrndavana.
In India also, our present government are trying to develop industries in the vast tracts of land around Vrndavana and creating a hellish atmosphere.

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Getting ready for Janmastami I was reading the SB 10th Canto Part 3 and this verse and purport appears there…..

SB 10.13.5-TRANSLATION–My dear friends, just see how this riverbank is extremely beautiful because of its pleasing atmosphere. And just see how the blooming lotuses are attracting bees and birds by their aroma. The humming and chirping of the bees and birds is echoing throughout the beautiful trees in the forest. Also, here the sands are clean and soft. Therefore, this must be considered the best place for our sporting and pastimes.
PURPORT–The description of Vṛndāvana forest as given herewith was spoken by Kṛṣṇa five thousand years ago, and the same condition prevailed during the time of the Vaiṣṇava ācāryas three or four hundred years ago. Kūjat-kokila-haṁsa-sārasa-gaṇākīrṇe mayūrākule. Vṛndāvana forest is always filled with the chirping and cooing of birds like cuckoos (kokila), ducks (haṁsa) and cranes (sārasa), and it is also full of peacocks (mayūrākule). The same sounds and atmosphere still prevail in the area where our Kṛṣṇa-Balarāma temple is situated. Everyone who visits this temple is pleased to hear the chirping of the birds as described here (kūjat-kokila-haṁsa-sārasa).

So if anybody goes today to Vrndavna they will not hear the beautiful sounds of peacocks in Raman reti-because there is no more Raman reti, nor is there the beautiful sounds of chirping birds. Why is this? because the devotees of Srila Prabhupada, and others, have disobeyed his instructions about keeping Vrndavana as a village like atmosphere. And to justify their ongoing massive construction of huge skyscraper temples and apartment buildings, they concoct so called instructions from Srila Prabhupada where they say he wants them to do this.

Below we have two separate letters from Srila Prabhupada regarding how Vrndavana and New Vrndavana should be developed. Both should be a village like atmosphere where simple living goes on, just the it was 5000 years ago when Krsna and Balaram was there.

Today we have a totally different picture developing and even by the ones who are supposed to be Krsna’s devotees. The devotees in New Vrndavana have opened their land there for gas fracking which destroys the water tables below and makes the water non drinkable. And In Vrndavana India, more of the same by building skyscraper buildings and bringing in high tech apartments and other such dwellings-and still calling it- Vrndavana.

So the questions should be asked–
Why do these devotees do these things???
Why are they disobeying Srila Prabhupada?

1.) June 14 1969 Letter to Hayagriva–
Vrindaban doesnotrequireto be modernizedbecause Krishna’s Vrindaban is transcendental village. They completely depend on nature’s beauty and nature’s protection. The community in which Krishna preferred to belong was Vaisya community, because Nanda Maharaja happened to be a Vaisya king, or landholder, and his main business was cow protection. It is understood that he had 900,000 cows and Krishna and Balarama used to take charge of them, along with His many cowherd boy friends, and every day, in the morning He used to go out with His friends and cows into the pasturing grounds. So, if you seriously want to convert this new spot as New Vrindaban, I shall advise you not to make it very much modernized. But as you are American boys, you must make it just suitable to your minimum needs. Not to make it too much luxurious as generally Europeans and Americans are accustomed. Better to live there without modern amenities. But to live a natural healthy life for executing Krishna Consciousness.It may be an ideal village where the residents will have plain living and high thinking. For plain living we must have sufficient land for raising crops and pasturing grounds for the cows. If there is sufficient grains and production of milk, then the whole economic problem is solved

 

2.) Letter to Hayagriva, 17th August, 1968
“I am so glad to receive your note dated August 13th, 1968, with the copy of lease agreement and I have gone through it carefully. When you were here I suggested to purchase the land outright. But I think it has not been possible. But on the face of the lease it appears as good as sale document. But the clause, ‘Excepting and reserving however, all of the coal within and underlying said property, and subject to the mining rights and privileges set forth in the deed conveying said coal made by Joseph E. McCombs, et al., dated March 30, 1903, recorded in the said clerks office in Deed Book 98, at page 185,’has caused my headache.
I do not know what is written there in the Clerk’s office in Deed Book 98, but on common sense, it appears that the area is coal mine or oil mine. Under the circumstances, if in future [the] coal industry is developed and if it is required, the government may at once ask us to vacate and no law can stop it. Even the government does not acquire our land, if in our vicinity some such industry (coal or oil industry) is started, the whole idea of New Vrndavana will fade away.

(Note-Like the gas fracking which is now going on today at the New Vrndavan property)

Vrndavana conception is a transcendental village, without any botheration of the modern industrial atmosphere. My idea of developing New Vrndavana is to create an atmosphere of spiritual life where people in bona fide order of social division, namely, brahmacaris, grhasthas, vanaprasthas, sannyasis, or specifically brahmacaris, sannyasis, and vanaprasthas will live there independently, completely depending on agricultural produce and milk from the cows. The life should be simplified without being hampered by laboring day and night for economic development, without any spiritual understanding.

The New Vrndavana idea is that persons who live there will accept the bare necessities of life to maintain the body and soul together and the major part of time should be engaged in the development of Krsna consciousness.
The whole Vedic principle is to develop Krsna consciousness, without creating much botheration for the program of sense gratification. Industrial development (or mining industry) in the neighboring places will mar the whole idea. Now you have to consider yourself, looking forward to the future of the land, and then decide what to do.I do not like to have New Vrndavana with industrial or mining areas. I have got experience of them in India, that the mining areas are simply next to dungeon. The workers in the mines are considered to be residing in hell. And we can never expect any good behavior from such workers. So we must think of the atmosphere around Vrndavana.

In India also, our present government are trying to develop industries in the vast tracts of land around Vrndavana and creating a hellish atmosphere. So I shall request you to be assured of the future of the land, and then do the needful. The summary is that the face of the lease agreement appears to be all right, but I am thinking of a spiritual development. I hope you have received my previous letter and I am expecting your reply as soon as possible.”

Some Conclusions-–

When an honest devotee reads the above statements about how Vrndavana atmosphere should remain, one should ask-why are they building a skyscraper temple there? And why also are they building a huge apartment/condo complex with many large buildings right next to it? The architectural artists drawing makes this project look like something in a major city development and not a “simple village” place that Srila Prabhupada would want.

Here is what Srila Prabhupada writes in one stanza of his poem called-
The Prayer unto the Lotus Feet of Krsna-written aboard the ship Jaladuta en route to United States Sept 13th,1965

Tomāra milane bhāi ābār se sukha pāi
gocārane ghuri din bhor
kata bane chuṭāchuṭi bane khāi luṭāpuṭi
sei din kabe habe mor
O dear friend, in Your company I will experience great joy once again. In the early morning I will wander about the cowherd pastures and fields. Running and frolicking in the many forests of Vraja, I will roll on the ground in spiritual ecstasy. Oh when will that day be mine?

This quote is meant to show the mood of Srila Prabhupada and perhaps his rasa with Lord Krsna as a cowherd boy. So in light of all the above statements by Srila Prabhupada and this last one he wrote before even landing in the USA, do you think he would enjoy seeing what is going on these days in Vrndavana? Especially in the name of Vaisnavism by the devotees who claim to be his followers and disciples?
I would humbly say NO.

Hare Krsna
damaghosa das

SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

 

Which Vrndavana do you Want?

This one?

Or this one?

Vrindavan Kartik

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FRFdx3SZeo

Why Should We Compromise? | BHAKTIN JANE

BY: BHAKTIN JANE

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (SUN)

Yoga is becoming a so-called breakthrough preaching method in some devotee circles. It seems to be attracting some souls to Krishna Consciousness. Many devotees who are advocating this type of preaching are sincere and hardworking in their attempts to spread Krishna Consciousness.

Most have limited funds and are without the financial support from the wider ISKCON community. I think it’s important for devotees across the globe to share their experiences in the hopes that the instructions of our beloved Acarya, Srila Prabhupada, will be taken to heart.

That’s why I’m submitting this article, certainly not to criticize other devotees and their sincere preaching attempts, but to share my own humble experiences and realizations with the yoga trend, and to highlight what I think is a deviation from Srila Prabhupada’s transcendental instructions.
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