Five Prayers to Lord Narasiṁha

Hiraṇyakaśipu attacked Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva  Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva killed Hiraṇyakaśipu with the nails of His hands

The demon Hiraṇyakaśipu attacked Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva with great force, but the Lord captured him and placed him on his lap, supporting him with His thighs. Then, in the doorway of the assembly hall, the Lord very easily tore the demon to pieces with the nails of His hands.

Five Prayers to Lord Narasiṁha

By Śrīla Sacchidānanda Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura
(Śrī Navadvīpa Bhāva Tarāṅga 36-40)

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura has written five beautiful prayers in “Śrī Navadvīpa Bhāva Tarāṅga” for propitiating the mercy of Lord Narasiṁha following in the wake of spontaneous love and devotion to Śrī Śrī Rādhā & Kṛṣṇa.

e duṣṭa hṛdaye kāma ādi ripu chāya
kuṭīnāṭī pratiṣthāsa sāthya sadā rāya
hṛdāya-śodhana āra kṛṣṇera vāsana
nṛsiṁha-carane mora ei to’ kāmana

Within my sinful heart the six enemies headed by lust perpetually reside, as well as duplicity, the desire for fame, plus sheer cunning. At the lotus feet of Lord Narasiṁha, I hope that He will mercifully purify my heart and give me the desire to serve Lord Kṛṣṇa.

kāndiyā nṛsiṁha-pade magibo kakhana
nirapāde navadvīpe jugala-bhajanā
bhāya bhāya pāya yan’ra darśane se hari
prasānna hoibo kabe more dāya kari

Weeping, I will beg at the lotus-feet of Lord Narasiṁha for the benediction of worshipping Rādhā & Kṛṣṇa in Navadvīpa, perfectly safe and free from all difficulties. When will this Lord Hari, Whose terrible form strikes fear into fear itself, ever become pleased and show me His mercy?

yadyapi bhiṣana mūrti duṣta-jīva-prati
prahlādādi kṛṣṇa-bhakta-jane bhādra ati
kabe va prasānna ho’ye sa kṛpa-vācane
nirbhāya karibe ei mūḍha akiñcane

“Even though Lord Narasiṁha is terrifying toward the sinful souls, He offers great auspiciousness unto the devotees of Lord Kṛṣṇa headed by Prahlāda Mahārāja. When will He be pleased to speak words of compassion unto me, a worthless fool, and thereby make me fearless?”

svacchande baiso he vātsa śrī-gauranga-dhāme
jugala-bhajanā hau rati hau nāme
mama bhakta-kṛpa-bale vighna jabe dūra
śuddhā cite bhājo rādhā-kṛṣṇa-rasa-pura

He will say, “Dear child! Sit sown freely and live happily here in Śrī Gauranga-dhāma. May you nicely worship the Divine Couple, and may you develop loving attachment for Their Holy Names. By the mercy of My devotees, all obstacles are cast far away. With a purified heart, just perform the worship of Rādhā & Kṛṣṇa, for such worship overflows with sweet nectar.”

ei boli’ kabe mora mastaka-upāra
sviyā śrī-caraṇa harṣe dharibe iśvāra
āmani jugala-preme sāttvika vikāre
dhāraya luṭibo āmi śrī-nṛsiṁha-dvāre

“Saying this, will that Lord delightedly place His own divine lotus-feet upon my head? I will experience sublime love for the Divine Couple Rādhā & Kṛṣṇa and undergo the ecstatic transformations called sāttvika. Falling on the ground, I will roll about at the door of Śrī Narasiṁha’s temple.”
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Daily Inspirational Quote

Srimad-Bhagavatam
Canto 6 Chpt 10 Text 8
Sage Dadhici Says,

“O demigods, one who has no compassion for humanity in its suffering and does not sacrifice his impermanent body for the higher causes of religious principles or eternal glory is certainly pitied even by the immovable beings.”

Jaya Prabhupada !!!

Strategies and Concoctions of Bogus Gurus Revealed

Misconceptions about Guru Tattva: Strategies and Concoctions of Bogus Gurus Revealed

Misconceptions about Guru Tattva:

STRATEGIES AND CONCOCTIONS OF BOGUS GURUS REVEALED
By Krsnacandra Dasa

Destroyer of Deception – India:

INTRODUCTION

Many active devotees on this website repeatedly lamented about the valuable time, money and more important ripe age of youthfulness wasted by getting cheated by Bogus Pretender Guru and blamed themselves of their wrong choice. Instead of lamenting after effects I humbly beg all devotees to study this article composed from extracts of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings. Investment of time and austerity in studying Srila Prabhupada’s instructions can save one from such pains.

Since Srila Prabhupada’s demise in 1977, Topic of who can be a Guru continued to remain a ontroversial topic. It has been heated up further by recent falldown of Prabha Vishnu dasa and miserable condition of his disciples. While some of devotees who are advocates truthfulness without diplomacy and ‘political correctness’ were trying to expose cheating Gurus, sentiments of some of ISKCON devotees were hurt and they blamed it back on devotees who spoke truth for not hiding these falldown as the one who bring bad name to ISKCON.

To educate the devotees who are just driven by sentiments instead of Guru-Sadhu-Sastra teachings and give clear idea of Guru tattva and prevent future miseries of false Guru choices, it’s worth examining Guru tattva scientifically based on Authenitc and bonafide Guru-Sadhu-Sastra teachings of Gaudiya vaishnava samprtadaya. Moreover it is essential to educate devotees to distinguish between real Guru(Sad-Guru is the term used by Guru of Srila Prabhupada) from a imposter pretender bogus guru to at least protect the legacy of Srila Prabhupada and protect good name of ISKCON getting destroyed by Sahajiya pretenders.

Srila Prabhupada says: A devotee should have intelligence to know who is deviating. Surrender by your intelligence but don’t surrender your intelligence.” ( to Bali Mardana, 1974)

What is Guru: Guru can’t be a Conditioned Soul

Guru is expansion of Paramatma situated in heart of living entity. Lord sends Guru to a sincere devotee who is hankering to advance into devotional service as confirmed by Srila Prabhupada below:

The supreme spiritual master is Krsna, who is therefore known as caitya–guru. This refers to the Supersoul, who is sitting in everyone’s heart. He helps from within as stated in Bhagavad-gītā, and He sends the spiritual master, who helps from without. The spiritual master is the external manifestation of the caitya–guru, or the spiritual master sitting in everyone’s heart. [Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (4.8.44)]

According to the deliberate opinion of all revealed scriptures, the spiritual master is non-different from Krsna. Lord Krsna in the form of the spiritual master delivers His devotees. (CC Ādi 1.45)

Prahlada Maharaja also said,

naisam matis tavad urukramanghrim (Bhag. 7.5.32) …unless one takes the dust of the lotus feet of a pure vaisnava on one’s head, one cannot understand what the supreme personality of godhead is, and unless one knows the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one’s life remains imperfect…

So it is important to take shelter of pure devotee like Śrīla Prabhupāda rather than a fallen conditioned soul as Guru. Then we can’t make any spiritual advancement and develop Krsna prema. [Read More…]

Daily Inspirational Quote

Srimad-Bhagavatam
Canto 6 Chpt 9 Text 50
Sri Krsna Says,

“A pure devotee who is fully accomplished in the science of devotional service will never instruct a foolish person to engage in fruitive activities for material enjoyment , not to speak of helping him in such activities. Such a devotee is like an experienced physician, who never encourages a patient to eat food injurious to his health, even if the patient desires it.”

Jaya Prabhupada !!!

THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF ISKCON

The Hidden History of ISKCON

The Hidden History of ISKCON

By Kṛṣṇacandra Dāsa

Since the Founder Acharya of ISKCON, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Śrīla Prabhupāda, entered into his Samādhi Līlā, the International Society for Kṛṣṇa Consciousness has been fraught with; power struggles, schisms, controversies; GBC, guru and Sannyāsī ‘falldowns’ brought about by; sexual, criminal, moral, ethical and philosophical deviance.

It has been well documented that the main cause of the conflicts within ISKCON has been due to an ambitious, spiritually immature, minority of His Divine Grace’s disciples who seized control of his movement, transforming it into a private businesslike corporation that has very little to do with the intentions and desires of its Founder, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Śrīla Prabhupāda.

Though in the minority, these errant disciples assumed all leadership positions, appointed themselves as gurus and created an elitist oligarchy of leaders who began to systematically vilify and alienate any disciple or follower who protested against their hostile takeover of ISKCON. Over the last three decades these errant disciples expanded their support and infrastructural base, gaining controlling interest in both managerial and legal aspects of the movement and controlled all forms of accountability and information dissemination which successfully whitewashed any opposition, making them basically untouchable. They also established an unauthorized guru franchise system making a mockery of the spiritual system that A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Śrīla Prabhupāda established and much to the castigation of their God brothers and sisters began to masquerade as self realized souls claiming to be successors of His Divine Grace.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Śrīla Prabhupada’s intention was to create an Agrarian Vaiṣṇava Society under the auspices of his guidance and instruction and based on the teachings of the past Vaiṣṇava Acharya’s. However over the last several decades these errant leaders of ISKCON have instead created an urban based pseudo religious society that is based on liberalistic/pluralistic spiritual tenets and have intentionally ignored the needs of the older members of the society, choosing to recruit their own disciples in order to gain resources and finances for their personal plans.

Many devotees feel that they have no future in this modern liberalistic ISKCON, which is more interested in secular business and secular educational stratagem than Vaiṣṇava Community development. An ISKCON that shunts its people into the secular educative process and workforce as opposed to creating agrarian rural based communities for devotees and their children to live their lives with the ‘simple living high thinking’ ideal. [Read More…]

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