What is the value of a Guru if he can’t deliver you from Death?

Only out of His immense compassion does the Personality of Godhead reveal Himself as the spiritual master. Therefore in the dealings of an acarya there are no activities but those of transcendental loving service to the Lord.

PRABHUPADA

THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF SERVITOR GODHEAD

HIS DIVINE GRACE A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA

Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Only out of His immense compassion does the Personality of Godhead reveal Himself as the spiritual master. Therefore in the dealings of an acarya there are no activities but those of transcendental loving service to the Lord. He is the Supreme Personality of Servitor Godhead. It is worthwhile to take shelter of such a steady devotee, who is called asraya-vigraha, or the manifestation or form of the Lord of whom one must take shelter.

If one poses himself as an acarya but does not have an attitude of servitorship to the Lord, he must be considered an offender, and this offensive attitude disqualifies him from being an acarya. The bona fide spiritual master always engages in unalloyed devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By this test he is known to be a direct manifestation of the Lord and a genuine representative of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Such a spiritual master is known as acaryadeva. Influenced by an envious temperament and dissatisfied because of an attitude of sense gratification, mundaners criticize a real acarya. In fact, however, a bona fide acarya is nondifferent from the Personality of Godhead, and therefore to envy such an acarya is to envy the Personality of Godhead Himself. This will produce an effect subversive of transcendental realization.

–Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Adi-lila 1.46 Purport

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Abhirama Thakura Initiation Ceremony

Hare Krishna Prabhus and Matajis,
Please accept my obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Below is a link to the video of the initiation ceremony of Abhirama Thakura Prabhu which occurred on September 18, 2021.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cLPJGCBHgbk7Vfxebo7QLLVAtmscZQzr/view?usp=sharing

Since the video is over an hour long and the file size is almost 1.5GB, you can download the video first and then watch it after it is done downloading if you have a slow internet connection.

Your servant,
Navadvipa dasa

Philadelphia Ratha Yatra 1975 with Srila Prabhupada 1080p HD Video

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The entire 1975 Philadelphia Ratha-Yatra festival from beginning to end. A unique combination of color film and videotape now for the first time in HD 1080p. Stunningly restored with state of the art AI technology.

Philadelphia Ratha Yatra festival with Srila Prabhupada. Video shows the whole festival including Srila Prabhupada’s arrival at the airport, then at the festival and Prabhupada chanting and playing kartals and the gong on Lady Subhadra’s cart all the way through the processing in down-town Philadelphia.

Then we see Srila Prabhupada delivering a very inspiring address in the park at the conclusion of the parade.

This video is a wonderful way to experience a huge Rathayatra festival with Srila Prabhupada.

Bhādra Pūrṇimā – The full moon day in the month Bhādra (Aug./Sep.)

Bādra Pūrṇimā - The full moon day in the month Badra (Aug./Sep.)

Bhādra Pūrṇimā – The full moon day in the month Bhādra (Aug./Sep.)
(This year’s Bhādra Pūrṇimā, Full Moon Day,  falls on 20 September 2021)

SB 12.13.13

प्रौष्ठपद्यां पौर्णमास्यां हेमसिंहसमन्वितम् ।
ददाति यो भागवतं स याति परमां गतिम् ॥ १३ ॥

prauṣṭhapadyāṁ paurṇamāsyāṁ
hema-siṁha-samanvitam
dadāti yo bhāgavataṁ
sa yāti paramāṁ gatim

prauṣṭhapadyām — in the month of Bhādra; paurṇamāsyām — on the full-moon day; hemasiṁha — upon a golden throne; samanvitam — seated; dadāti — gives as a gift; yaḥ — who; bhāgavatamŚrīmad-Bhāgavatam; saḥ — he; yāti — goes; paramām — to the supreme; gatim — destination.

If on the full moon day of the month of Bhādra one places Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam on a golden throne and gives it as a gift, he will attain the supreme transcendental destination.

One should place Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam on a golden throne because it is the king of all literature. On the full-moon day of the month of Bhādra, the sun, which is compared to this king of literatures, is present in the constellation Leo and looks as if raised up on a royal throne. (According to astrology, the sun is said to be exalted in the sign of Leo). Thus one may unreservedly worship Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the supreme divine scripture.

I want that every respectable person has a full set of Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta in his home.” (SP_Letter 77-01-24) [Read More…]

Srila Prabhupada Mahabhishekam 125th Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja Celebrations Hare Krishna Village

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The grand mahabhishekam of Our Dear Spiritual Master Srila Prabhupada. Devotees singing beautifully Samsara Davanala(Guruvastakam by Srila Visvanath Cakravarti Thakur) at Sri Sri Radha Madhava Temple, Hare Krishna Village, Jaipur, India.

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