In Vaikuntha not even the Leaves Fall

In Vaikuntha not even the Leaves Fall

In Vaikuntha not even the Leaves Fall

The treatise “In Vaikuntha not even the Leaves Fall” is a systematic and thorough analysis of the bondage of the soul or jīva according to Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava theology. It was written in 1994 to settle a philosophical controversy that arose within ISKCON (International Society of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness) over the origin of the jīva in its conditioned existence. The book was banned by ISKCON and has since become an “underground” classic. Only very few hard copies are left. The book is now also available on AMAZON as Kindle E-book:

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This five-part treatise:
– Presents clear understanding of the nature of the jīva, which is essential for the practice of bhakti yoga.
– Cites ISKCON’s predecessor ācaryas Śrī Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura and Śrī Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī on the jīva’s origin.
– References the writings of Śrīla Prabhupāda, the Founder Acarya of ISKCON, who sometimes said that no one falls from the highest spiritual abode, Vaikuṇṭha, and at other times stated that jīvas fell from Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes.
– Gives evidence from Śruti, Vedānta Sūtra, Govinda Bhāśya, Āgama, and the Nārada Bhakti Sūtra.
– Cites further evidence from Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura’s, Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī, and Śrī Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī.
– Explains in detail the term anādi (lit.,“beginningless”), which is used by the ācaryas to describe the conditioned jīvas.
– Provides historical examples of similar preaching strategies used by ISKCON’s predecessor ācāryas, including Śrīla Vyāsadeva.
– Reconciles the siddhānta of no fall with Śrīla Prabhupāda’s statements that the jīva fell from Vaikuṇṭha.

This book does not contradict Śrīla Prabhupāda nor does it minimize his position or criticises anyone. In this book, I have tried to synthesize the view of Śrīla Prabhupāda with the statements of our previous ācaryas.  Satyanarayana Dasa

The conclusion is that no one falls from the spiritual world or Vaikuntha planet, for it is the eternal abode.” (Bhag. 3.16.26, purp.) – „The eternally liberated living entities are in the spiritual world, vaikuntha jagat, and they never fall into the material world.” (SB, 5.11.12)

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The history behind the making of this book 
by Satyanarayana Dasa

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GBC Suppressed The Truth

GBC Suppressed The Truth

GBC Suppressed The Truth

BY LOCANANANDA DAS

EDITORIAL, Dec 13 (VNN) — New evidence has just been discovered that suggests a GBC conspiracy to suppress instructions given by Srila Prabhupada concerning how he wanted initiations to be performed after his departure.

In May of 1977, the members of the GBC were summoned to Vrindavana, India to meet with Srila Prabhupada when His pine Grace thought his departure from this world was imminent. His pine Grace revealed to a committee of GBC members that he was going to recommend some of his disciples to act as officiating acharyas to perform first and second initiations when he would no longer be with us. As evidenced by the following document, the GBC decided at the time that devotees throughout the world should not be informed of this most important revelation made by their beloved spiritual master.

The repercussions of the decision to suppress the truth and the subsequent deviation from Srila Prabhupada’s instructions have left devoted followers of His pine Grace deadlocked over the issue of guru succession and initiations in ISKCON for more than two decades.

The document in question is a summary report of the GBC meetings held during the three days from May 27-29, 1977. The report was sent out to all ISKCON temple presidents and begins with a list of names of the GBC members in attendance. The first point mentioned in the report is that a list of trustees of all ISKCON properties was submitted to Srila Prabhupada. The second point states that committees were formed to improve the original charter and expand the Bureau of Management in India. Point number three deals with the questions posed by the GBC committee concerning how Srila Prabhupada’s mission was to be continued under the direction of the GBC after his departure. It is this third item that is of great significance.

A review of the document shows quite clearly that the GBC deliberately omitted from the report Srila Prabhupada’s answer to the question concerning initiations. This intentional omission was apparently made to conceal Srila Prabhupada’s wishes from his disciples worldwide concerning the initiation procedures he wanted followed after his departure. Had this been an honest presentation of the facts, the report would have stated: [Read More…]

Simple Living High Thinking

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We decided to live our lives based on the principles of simple living and high thinking. By protecting cows and gaining our necessities through the bounty of the Earth, we have had many synchronicities, realizations and experiences. Our channel is an effort to share our knowledge. [Read More…]

The Ten Characteristic Topics of a Purāṇa

The ten subjec matters of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam

The ten subjec matters of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam

(1) Sarga– the primary creation
(2) Visarga– the secondary creation
(3) Sthāna– the maintenance of the universe
(4) Poṣaṇa– protection by the Lord
(5) Ūti– the creative impetus, urge for creation
(6) Manvantara– the change of Manus
(7) Iśānukathā- the science of God
(8) Nirodha- the dissolution, winding up the creation
(9) Mukti- liberation of the conditioned souls
(10) Āśraya- the Transcendence, the summum bonum, the supreme shelter

10 characteristic topics of a Purāṇa

The ten subjects of a great Purāṇa is described in the Second Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (2.10.1):

śrī-śuka uvāca
atra sargo visargaś ca
sthānaṁ poṣaṇam ūtayaḥ
manvantareśānukathā
nirodho muktir āśrayaḥ

“Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: In the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam there are ten divisions of statements regarding the following: the creation of the universe, subcreation, planetary systems, protection by the Lord, the creative impetus, the change of Manus, the science of God, returning home (back to Godhead), liberation and the summum bonum.

According to Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī, Purāṇas such as Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam deal with these ten topics, whereas lesser Purāṇas deal with only five. As stated in Vedic literature:

sargaś ca pratisargaś ca
vaṁśo manvantarāṇi ca
vaṁśānucaritaṁ ceti
purāṇaṁ pañca-lakṣaṇam

“Creation, secondary creation, the dynasties of kings, the reigns of Manus and the activities of various dynasties are the five characteristics of a Purāṇa.” Purāṇas covering five categories of knowledge are understood to be secondary Purāṇic literature. [Read More…]

Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Transcendental Audio

Srila Prabhupada - Transcendental Sound

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