Friday, May 6, 2016

Appearance of Sri Gadadhara Pandit, May 6th 2016



Appearance of Srila Gadadhara Pandita, 

Friday, May 6th, 2016 

Sri Gadadhar was the consant companion of Mahaprabhu from the time of their childhood. His father's name was Sri Madhva Misra and his mother's name Sri Ratnavati-devi. They lived very near the house of Sri Jagannatha Misra in Mayapura. Ratnavati-devi thought of Saci-devi as her own sister, and always used to visit her.

During their childhood, Sri Gaura Hari and Gadadhara would play together, sometimes at Mahaprabhu's house and sometimes at Gadadhara's house. They both studied together at the sameschool. Gadadhara was a few years younger then Nimai. Nimai couldn't remain without Gadadhara even for a moment and Gadadhara likewise couldn't stand to be separated from Nimai.

In the Gaur-ganoddesa-dipika, it is described that that person who in Vraja was the daughter of Sri Vrsabhanu Raja, namely Srimati Radharani, is now celebrated as Sri Gadadhara Pandita. Srila Svarupa Damodara has written in his diary: avani sura bavah Sri Panditakhyo jatindrah / sa khalo bhavati Radha Srila Gauravataro.

Sri Vasudeva Ghosa Thakura has also written:

Agam agocar gora akhil brahma-par, veda upar, najane pasandi mati bhora Nitya-nityananda Caitanya Govinda Pandit Gadadhar Radhe Caitanya yugala-rupa kebol raser kup avatar sadsiva sadhe Antare nave-ghana bahire gaura tanu yugalrupa parkase Kahe Vasudeva Ghose yugal bhajan base janame janame rahu asa

"Lord Gaurasundara, who is beyond the perview of the scriptures, beyond the entire Brahman, and above even the Vedas, can never be known by the atheists whose intelligence is dull. Lord Nityananda is His eternal self. Lord Caitanya is Lord Govinda Himself and Pandita Gadadhara is none other than Sri Radha. The divine couple, who are present in Sri Caitanya, are a well of rasa. Advaita Acarya (Sadasiva) has prayed for His descent.

Within He is blackish but of a golden hue without, the manifestation of the divine couple. Thus Vasudeva Ghosa sings of the beauty of this divine couple - Sri Gaura-Gadadhara - in whose worship he has been completely subjugated. He prays that he will desire to serve them birth after birth."

In Sri Caitanya-caritamrta we likewise find: Panditer bhav mudre kahan na jay gadadhar pran nath nam hoila jay panditer krpa prasad lehan na jay gadai gauranga kari sarvaloke gay

"The emotions and expressions of Pandita Gadadhara are not possible to describe. Another name of Lord Gauranga is the 'Lord of the life of Gadadhara.' Who can understand what mercy has been bestowed upon him? Their glories are sung by everyone as Gadai- Gauranga."

During the time when Sri Isvara Puri was present for a few months in Navadwipa at the house of Sri Gopinath Acarya, he taught Gadadhara from the book he had composed, Sri Krsna Lilamrta.

Gadadhara was from his very childhood very serene, patient, calm, quiet, fond of solitude and very renounced. Nimai Pandit during the time of His precocious youth would ask his fellow students meaningless, fallacious questions in logic. Gadadhara however, was not especially fond of this pastime, and therefore he sometimes used to remain at some distance from Nimai. But Nimai wouldn't allow him to get away. He would tell him - "Gadadhara! In a very short time I'll become such a Vaisnava that Lord Brahma and Lord Siva themselves will come to My door."

Sri Gadadhara Pandita was very affectionate towards Mukunda datta. Whenever any Vaisnava came to Navadwipa, Mukunda would inform Gadadhara and they would both go to have darsana. One time Pundarika Vidyanidhi came from Cattagram to Navadwipa and Mukunda invited Gadadhara to come along and meet him. Gadadhara was very excited to meet such a Vaisnava and thus the two of them happily set out together to take advantage of sadhu-sanga with the famous Pundarika Vidyanidhi.

However, when Gadadhara saw that Pundarika Vidyanidhi dressed and acted like a wealthy materialist, he lost whatever reverence he had previously felt even before speaking with him. Gadahara thought to himself, "How can a Vaisnava look and act as if he was so addicted to sense enjoyment?"

However, Mukunda knew the real character of Pundarika Vidyanidhi, and he could also sense the doubts in the mind of Gadadhara Pandita. Thus he recited some slokas from the Srimad Bhagavatam in a very sweet voice. When Pundarika Vidyanidhi heard his beautiful recitation of these slokas, in a fit of ecstasy he began to cry while calling, "Krsna, Krsna", and finally fainted dead away on the floor. [Chaitanya Bhagavat. Madhylila 7.78-79].

Gadadhara now felt very remorseful in his mind. He thought to himself, "Because I have ignorantly considered this highly advanced soul to be an ordinary materialist, what an offense I have committed! In order that I might be saved from the reaction of this offense, I think the only solution is to accept initiation from him."

Gadadhara Pandita submitted his proposal to Mukunda, who presented it to Pundarika Vidyanidhi with a full account of the pandita's high qualifications. "Hearing this proposal, Pundarik became very happy. 'Providence has bestowed upon me a great jewel; certainly I will accept him. You shouldn't have any doubt about that. It is the result of many lifetimes of good fortune that one gets a disciple like this.'" [Chaitanya Bhagavat. Madhylila 7.117-118]. On an auspicious day, Sri Gadadhara Pandita received the divine mantra from Pundarika Vidyanidhi.

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, upon going to Gaya Dham, first began to manifest Krsna-prema. There he enacted the pastime of accepting the shelter of Sri Isvara Puri. After returning to His house He began to exhibit a new life.

Day and night He floated in the ocean of love of Krsna. Gadadhara, upon seeing the Lord showeringof tears in love for Krsna, also began to cry in ecstatic love. From this time, Gadadhara Pandita was always at Mahaprabhu's side.

One day Sri Gadadhara brought some pan to Sri Gauranga, Who, in an exuberance of emotion asked him, "Gadadhara! Where is that beautiful blackish boy Who is dressed in yellow garments?" After asking this, He began to shed tears.

Gadadhara couldn't immediately think of what to say. He finally respectfully suggested, "He is in your heart." Hearing this, Mahaprabhu began to tear at his chest with his nails, but Gadadhara quickly grabbed his hands. Prabhu said to him, "Gadadhara! Let go of My hands. I cannot remain a moment more not seeing Krsna."

Gadadhara replied, "Just try to be a little patient and calm Yourself. Krsna will come any minute now." Hearing this, Mahaprabhu became somewhat composed. Sacimata heard all this from a distance and then came running there. Being very pleased with Gadadhara, she declared, "Though He is just a boy, He is very intelligent. I am frightened to go before my son when He is in these moods. But Gadadhara has very cleverly pacified him."

"Sacimata told Gadadhar, 'Gadadhara! You must please remain with Nimai always. If you stay with Him then I won't have to worry." One day, Sri Gadadhara, having heard that Mahaprabhu will speak Krsna-katha at Suklambara Brahmacari's house, went there and sat down inside. Meanwhile, Mahaprabhu arrived outside on the verandah and began to speak about Krsna to an audience of devotees there; Gadahara Prabhu listened from within the house. Soon Mahaprabhu became totally absorbed in the ecstacy Krsna-prema, which quickly spread to the assembly of devotees. For some time they continued to taste the mellows of love of Krsna together and then becalmed themselves.

Gadadhara, however, couldn't restrain his ecstacy. With his head bowed down, he continued to cry very loudly. Hearing his pitiful sobbing, Mahaprabhu inquired, "Who is crying within the room?" Suklambara Brahmacari replied, "Your Gadadhara."

Mahaprabhu exclaimed, "Gadadhara! You are so pious and virtuous. Since your very childhood you were so devoted to Krsna. My life has been wasted. Due to my previous evil activities I cannot get the association of the Lord of my life, Sri Krsna."

Saying this Prabhu embraced Gadadhara in great love. When Mahaprabhu began His pastimes in Navadvipa, Gadadhara was his chief companion. Radha-Krsna of Vraja are now sporting on the banks of the Ganga as Gadai-Gauranga, and the cowherd boy-friends of Vraja are assisting in His pastimes of kirtana.

One day after roaming throughout the town of Navadwipa, Mahaprabhu came to a forest and seated Himself there. Then He began to remember His pastimes in Vraja. Mukunda began to sing the purva-vag (courtship) songs in a very sweet voice while Gadadhara collected some flowers from that forest and after stringing a garland placed it on Prabhu's neck. Previously, in the way that Sri Radha used to decorate Sri Krsna, Gadadhara began to dress Prabhu in that exact same manner. Some were singing beautiful songs, while others began to dance in a very graceful style. Then Sri Gaurasundara taking Gadadhara by His side seated Himself on a dias at the base of one tree, while Adwaita Acarya began to offer arati. Nityananda seated Himself on Prabhu's right side and Srivasa Pandita began to decorate everyone with flower garlands. Narahari was fanning that Divine couple with a whisk made from the tail hairs of forest cows. Suklambar decorated them all with sandalwood paste while Murari Gupta recited the premdhani. Madhava, Vasudeva, Purusottama, Vijaya, and Mukunda began to sing songs in the various ragas.

Then Prabhu closed his pastimes in Nadiya and as per his mother's request he took up his residence at Nilacala. Gadadhara also went there to live at this time. He engaged himself in the service of Sri Tota Gopinatha. Mahaprabhu would very often visit His dear friend Gadadhara and lose Himself in discussions on the topics of Sri Krsna. The temple of Sri Tota Gopinathji is located near the ocean at Yameshvar.

When Lord Caitanya traveled to Sri Vrindavana, Gadadhara, not being able to bear separation from Him, wanted to go also but Mahaprabhu reminded him of his vow of Ksetra-sannyasa (by which he was to remain constantly in Sri Ksetra in the service of Sri Gopinatha) and sent him back.

Sri Gadadhara Pandita would regularly recite Srimad Bhagavatam. Sri Gaurasundara, along with His associates, would listen. Then one might ask a question, if Lord Chaitanya is Radha and Krsna combined, where is the necessity for the appearance of Gadadhara Pandit?

The answer to this is that it has been explained that Mahaprabhu is Krsna in search of the loving sentiment of Radha for Krsna. Sri Gadadhara Pandita represents that bhava personified, and thus he has appeared to be at the side of Mahaprabhu to assist him in his search. In this explanation, Gadadhara gives his unalloyed love to Lord Gauranga willingly.

It has also been explained that Krsna has stolen the bhava of Radha and appears as Mahaprabhu, Radha Krsna combined. Gadadhara represents that which is left of Radha after Krsna steals her bhava. The mood is that seeing that neither Sri Radha nor Sri Krsna appear on the purnima tithi (full moon), but when The Divine couple combine as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, this appearance in the world occurs on the Purima in Navadwipa.

Sri Gadadhara pandit appears on the new moon and leaves the world on the same day. New moon means no moon - dark moon or Amavasya tithi. He also appeared in a land that is desert-like, dry and vacant in contrast to the lush Ganga basin of Navadwipa.

All of this indicates the condition of the heart or nature of Sri Gadadhara. He is thus feeling empty, and lets everyone know about it too. It is said that what remains in him is the bhava of Rukmini, who is Radha's expansion in Dvaraka. Thus his surface mood in Gaura lila is like that of a dakshine (right wing) gopi rather than a vama (left wing) gopi (Vama type is little aggressive in nature, and fights with the lover). However, to prove Gadadhar's dedication as right-wing He is submissive to the extreme (daksina type tolerates everything whatever comes, only with a defensive attitude he stands. That is daksina path, that is as in Srimati Rukmini Devi. So when the spirit of Radharani of that opposing nature was drawn out by Mahaprabhu, then what remains is compared like that of Rukmini, as a passive seer, without any power to assert, only onlooker. Onlooker and bearing everything, a very pitiable condition. The idea is to awaken kindness and sympathy from everyone).

"What is he and what is she and what is her position now. And how her lover has taken up everything from her, looted everything from her, leaving her as a beggar wandering in the street. So much looted. Radharani when looted to such a degree by Krsna, that becomes Gadadhara, the pitiable figure. The wealth of course cannot go forever. She is the proprietor, owner cannot be far off. After a long time, that must come to her again, one day. And those that are helping her in her day of distress, they will get how much remuneration at that time. When she will get back all property."

Just as in Vraj Srimati Radharani is the Queen and proprioter of everything, so Gadadhara is master of everything, but still here He has given everything to His master, and thus in one sense He is empty. This mood of His being empty is unique, he is playing in such a way, as His part or play, as Gadadhara Pandita. His is the highest position of self-sacrifice.

"Nimai Pandita showed His character as an aggressor, impertinent, and an extraordinary genius. Gadadhara Pandita was just the opposite. He had some natural inclination, that was in His submission and total dedication towards Nimai Pandita. And Nimai Pandita also had some special attraction for Gadadhara Pandita. But Gadadhara Pandita could not face Nimai Pandita directly. Some sort of shyness He felt about Nimai Pandita. So, this is what we know about Gadadhara Pandita. Gadadhara Pandita had very intimate relationship with Mahaprabhu, in which the acaryas, Swarupa Damodara, Rupa, Sanatana, Kaviraja Goswami, Raghunatha Dasa, all of them, could see Radharani and Rukmini both in his personality, and according to that we can try to understand him."

It is true that Gauranga Mahaprabhu is Vrajendranandana Krsna, within Him, as is the case with svayam bhagavan Krsna, all of His expansions are present. Thus as Gaura-Narayana He consorts with Rukmini in Her appearance as Laksmipriya devi. Furthermore, just as Vrajendranandana Krsna never leaves Vrndavana, similarly Sacinandana Gaura Krsna never leaves Navadvipa Dhama.

Thus the lila of Mahaprabhu in Puri, which is representative of Dvaraka, is imbued with aisvarya (opulence) not found in Nadiya (Bengal). Indeed this aisvarya is said to have weighed heavily on Gadadhara Pandita and influenced His loving sentiment of bhava. Srila Krsna dasa Kaviraja Goswami says of Gadadhara in Puri Dhama that because He was influenced by aisvarya-jnana of Gauranga, He was, as Srila Prabhupada comments further, always submissive (daksina-nayiki). He could not be angered by Mahaprabhu even when Mahaprabhu tried to anger Him and see the mood of Radha (vama-nayiki) in Him.

Krsna dasa Kaviraja pointed out that even as Krsna in the form of Mahaprabhu tried to anger Gadadhara (Radha) He could not draw out this sentiment from Him because he maintained a temperament like that of Rukmini's (daksina-nayiki) due to the fact that Mahaprabhu had already stolen the vama-nayiki aspect of Radha from him. Indeed, Svarupa Damodara Goswami asked Gadadhara why He did not reproach Mahaprabhu and instead tolerated Mahaprabhu's criticisms of Him. To this Gadadhara replied, prabhu svatantra sarvajna-siromani tanra sane 'hatha' kari,--bhala nahi mani, "The master is independent. He is the topmost omniscient person. If I speak on an equal level with Him, this will not be good for Me."

The above opinion is one that is shared by the late Om Visnupada Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami. In his book, 'Heart of Krsna' that contains a series of articles originally written in Bengali during the manifest presence of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, Puri Goswami Maharaja states, "That which is left over after the bhava and luster of Radha has been plundered by Krsna is Gadadhara Pandita."

It is stated that no one loves Lord Gauranga more than Sri Gadadhara. Yet even though He takes much abuse and neglect from Gauranga, still He cannot leave Him. His necessity and dependency is very great. The understanding is that without Mahaprabhu She/He is transcendentally incomplete, thus He/She wants to get His/Her bhava back from Krsna to again become complete, the complete united whole Radha-Krsna. To unite Gaura with Gadadhara (Radha Krishna) is the highest ideal of Gaudiya Vaisnavism.

The worship of Gaura-Gadadhara is in madhurya-rasa so is not for the kanistha adhikari on the beginning stages of devotional service where one strives to follow the principles and avoid offences, rather this is for advanced devotees who are already steady (nistha) in Krsna consciousness and getting a genuine taste (ruchi). Then in transcendental view They are worshipped like Radha and Krishna. Thus Sri Gadadhara pandit is like Sri Radha standing next to the Gaura (Krsna) who has stolen Her/His bhava (love), and She wants it back. When They are united, then the divine couple Radha-Krsna/Gaura-Gadadhara are present. Sometimes the devotees will see them as Radha-Krsna, and sometimes as Gaura-Gadadhara according to that pure devotee's mood. Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written an arati song for Gaura-Gadadhara describing Radha-Krsna. This is the internal reality. It is all very esoteric and not to be imitated. Who can understand such wonderful and intimate pastimes, thus we use ordinary terms to try to explain them but these mellows are not ordinary.

When Vakresvara pandita came to live at Puri, he would accompany Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Advaita Acharya and other devotees to Tota Gopinath to hear Gadadhara Pandit give discourses on the Bhagavatam.

One should hear the book Bhagavatam from the devotee Bhagavatam. One who thinks, "I understand the Bhagavatam" does not really know the Bhagavatam's central meaning. On the other hand, an ignorant person who takes shelter of the Bhagavatam will directly perceive its meaning. The Bhagavatam is pure love, it is the incarnation of Krishna himself. It recounts Krishna's most intimate activities. After recounting the Vedas and the Puranas, Vedavyasa felt unsatisfied, but as soon as the Bhagavatam manifested on his tongue, his mind was immediately satisfied.

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Sri Gadadhara Pandita avirbhava tithi [appearance]

Sri Gadadhara Pandita avirbhava tithi [divine appearance of Sri Gadadhara pandita]

compiled by Damaghosa dasa, Narasimha dasa and Yasodanandana dasa

Srila Prabhupada explains the glories of Sri Gadadhara Pandita

gadādhara-paṇḍitādi prabhura 'śakti'-avatāra
'antaraṅga-bhakta' kari' gaṇana yāṅhāra

SYNONYMS
gadādhara—of the name Gadādhara; paṇḍita—of the learned scholar; ādi—headed by; prabhura—of the Lord; śakti—potency; avatāra—incarnation; antaraṅga—very confidential; bhakta—devotee; kari'-accepting; gaṇana—counting; yāṅhāra—of whom.

TRANSLATION
The devotees headed by Gadādhara Paṇḍita are to be considered incarnations of the internal potency of the Lord. They are confidential devotees engaged in the service of the Lord.

PURPORT
In connection with verses sixteen and seventeen, Śrī Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura explains in his Anubhāṣya: "There are specific symptoms by which the internal devotees and the unalloyed or pure devotees are to be known. All unalloyed devotees are śakti-tattvas, or potencies of the Lord. Some of them are situated in conjugal love and others in filial affection, fraternity and servitude. Certainly all of them are devotees, but by making a comparative study it is found that the devotees or potencies who are engaged in conjugal love are better situated than the others. 

Thus devotees who are in a relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead in conjugal love are considered to be the most confidential devotees of Lord ŚrīCaitanya Mahāprabhu. Those who engage in the service of Lord Nityānanda Prabhu and Lord Advaita Prabhu generally have relationships of parental love, fraternity, servitude and neutrality. When such devotees develop great attachment for ŚrīCaitanya Mahāprabhu, they too become situated within the intimate circle of devotees in conjugal love." This gradual development of devotional service is described by Śrī Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura as follows:
gaurāṅga balite habe pulaka śarīra
hari hari balite nayane ba'be nīra
āra kabe nitāicāṅda karuṇā karibe
saṁsāra-vāsanā mora kabe tuccha habe
viṣaya chāḍiyā kabe śuddha habe mana
kabe hāma heraba śrī-vṛndāvana
rūpa-raghunātha-pade ha-ibe ākuti
kabe hāma bujhaba śrī-yugala-pirīti"

When will there be eruptions on my body as soon as I chant the name of Lord Caitanya, and when will there be incessant torrents of tears as soon as I chant the holy names Hare Kṛṣṇa? When will Lord Nityānanda be merciful toward me and free me from all desires for material enjoyment? When will my mind be completely freed from all contamination of desires for material pleasure? Only at that time will it be possible for me to understand Vṛndāvana. Only if I become attached to the instructions given by the six Gosvāmīs, headed by Rūpa Gosvāmī and Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, will it be possible for me to understand the conjugal love of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa." 

By attachment to the devotional service of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu one immediately comes to the ecstatic position. When he develops his love for Nityānanda Prabhu he is freed from all attachment to the material world, and at that time he becomes eligible to understand the Lord's pastimes in Vṛndāvana. In that condition, when one develops his love for the six Gosvāmīs, he can understand the conjugal love between Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. These are the different stages of a pure devotee's promotion to conjugal love in the service of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa in an intimate relationship with ŚrīCaitanya Mahāprabhu.
Books : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta - 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 7: Lord Caitanya in Five Features : Adi 7.17

jaya jayādvaita ācārya kṛpāmaya
jaya jaya gadādhara paṇḍita mahāśaya

SYNONYMS
jaya jaya—all glories; advaita—unto Advaita Prabhu; ācārya—teacher; kṛpāmaya—very merciful; jaya jaya—all glories to;gadādhara—of the name Gadādhara; paṇḍita—learned scholar; mahāśaya—great personality.

TRANSLATIONLet me offer my respectful obeisances unto Advaita Ācārya, who is very merciful, and also to that great personality GadādharaPaṇḍita, the learned scholar.
Sri Caitanya-caritamrta - 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 8: The Author Receives the Orders of Krsna and Guru : Adi 8.3 :

puṇḍarīka vidyānidhi--baḍa-śākhā jāni
yāṅra nāma lañā prabhu kāndilā āpani
SYNONYMS

puṇḍarīka vidyānidhi—of the name Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi; baḍa-śākhā—another big branch; jāni—I know; yāṅra nāma—whose name;lañā—taking; prabhu—the Lord; kāndilā—cried; āpani—Himself.

TRANSLATION
Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi, the third big branch, was so dear to Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu that in his absence Lord Caitanya Himself would sometimes cry.

PURPORT
In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā Śrīla Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi is described as the father of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī in kṛṣṇa-līlā.Caitanya Mahāprabhu therefore treated him as His father. Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi's father was known as Bāṇeśvara or, according to another opinion, Śuklāmbara Brahmacārī, and his mother's name was Gaṅgādevī. According to one opinion, Bāṇeśvara was a descendent of Śrī Śivarāma Gaṅgopādhyāya. 

The original home of Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi was in East Bengal, in a village near Dacca named Bāghiyā, which belonged to the Vārendra group of brāhmaṇa families. Sometimes these Vārendra brāhmaṇas were at odds with another group known as Rāḍhīya brāhmaṇas, and therefore Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi's family was ostracized and at that time was not living as a respectable family. Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī informs us that one of the members of this family is living in Vṛndāvana and is named Sarojānanda Gosvāmī. One special characteristic of this family is that each of its members had only one son or no son at all, and therefore the family was not very expansive. 

There is a place in the district of Caṭṭagrāma in East Bengal that is known as Hāta-hājāri, and a short distance from this place is a village known as Mekhalā-grāma in which Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi's forefathers lived. One can approach Mekhalā-grāma from Caṭṭagrāma either on horseback, by bullock cart or by steamer. The steamer station is known as Annapūrṇāra-ghāṭa. The birthplace of Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi is about two miles southwest of Annapūrṇāra-ghāṭa. The temple constructed there by Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi is now very old and much in need of repair. Without repair, the temple may soon crumble. 

There are two inscriptions on the bricks of that temple, but they are so old that one cannot read them. There is another temple, however, about two hundred yards south of this one, and some people say that this is the old temple constructed by Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi.
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu called Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi "father," and He gave him the title Premanidhi. Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhilater became the spiritual master of Gadādhara Paṇḍita and an intimate friend of Svarūpa Dāmodara's. Gadādhara Paṇḍita at first misunderstood Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi to be an ordinary pounds-and-shillings man, but later, upon being corrected by ŚrīCaitanya Mahāprabhu, he became his disciple. Another incident in the life of Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi involves his criticizing the priest of the Jagannātha temple, for which Jagannātha Prabhu chastised him personally by slapping his cheeks. 

This is described in Śrī Caitanya-bhāgavata, Antya-līlā, Chapter Seven. Śrī Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura informs us that there are still two living descendants of the family of Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi, who are named Śrī Harakumāra Smṛtitīrtha and Śrī Kṛṣṇakiṅkara Vidyālaṅkāra. For further information one should refer to the dictionary known as Vaiṣṇava-mañjuṣā.
Books : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta - 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 10: The Trunk, Branches and Subbranches of the Caitanya Tree : Adi 10.14

TEXT 15
baḍa śākhā,--gadādhara paṇḍita-gosāñi
teṅho lakṣmī-rūpā, tāṅra sama keha nāi

SYNONYMS

baḍa śākhā—big branch; gadādhara paṇḍita-gosāñi—the descendants or disciplic succession of Gadādhara Paṇḍita; teṅho—GadādharaPaṇḍita; lakṣmī-rūpā—incarnation of the pleasure potency of Lord Kṛṣṇa; tāṅra—his; sama—equal; keha—anyone; nāi—there is none.

TRANSLATION
Gadādhara Paṇḍita, the fourth branch, is described as an incarnation of the pleasure potency of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. No one, therefore, can equal him.

PURPORT
In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā, verses 147 through 153, it is stated: "The pleasure potency of Śrī Kṛṣṇa formerly known as Vṛndāvaneśvarī is now personified in the form of Śrī Gadādhara Paṇḍita in the pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu." ŚrīSvarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī has pointed out that in the shape of Lakṣmī, the pleasure potency of Kṛṣṇa, she was formerly very dear to the Lord as Śyāmasundara-vallabhā. The same Śyāmasundara-vallabhā is now present as Gadādhara Paṇḍita. Formerly, asLalitā-sakhī, she was always devoted to Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. In the Twelfth Chapter of this part of the Caitanya-caritāmṛtathere is a description of the descendants or disciplic succession of Gadādhara Paṇḍita.
Books : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta - 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 10: The Trunk, Branches and Subbranches of the Caitanya Tree : Adi 10.15
Before disclosing His desire to take the renounced order of life, Lord Caitanya first went to the house of Mukunda Datta, but at that time Mukunda Datta requested Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu to continue His saṅkīrtana movement for a few days more before taking sannyāsa. This is stated in Caitanya-bhāgavata, Madhya-līlā Chapter Twenty-six. The information of Lord Caitanya's accepting the renounced order was made known to Gadādhara Paṇḍita, Candraśekhara Ācārya and Mukunda Datta by Nityānanda Prabhu, and therefore all of them went to Katwa and arranged for kīrtana and all the paraphernalia for Lord Caitanya's acceptance of sannyāsa. 

After the Lord took sannyāsa, they all followed Him, especially Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu, Gadādhara Prabhu and Govinda, who followed Him all the way to Puruṣottama-kṣetra. In this connection one may refer to Śrī Caitanya-bhāgavata, Antya-līlā, Chapter Two. In the place known as Jaleśvara, Nityānanda Prabhu broke the sannyāsa rod of Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Mukunda Datta was also present at that time. He went every year from Bengal to see Lord Caitanya at Jagannātha Purī.
Books : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta - 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 10: The Trunk, Branches and Subbranches of the Caitanya Tree : Adi 10.40

About eight or ten miles from Calcutta on the banks of the Ganges is a village known as Eṅḍiyādaha-grāma. Śrīla Gadādhara dāsa was known as an inhabitant of this village (eṅḍiyādaha-vāsī gadādhara dāsa). The Bhakti-ratnākara (Seventh Wave), informs us that after the disappearance of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, Gadādhara dāsa came from Navadvīpa to Katwa. Thereafter he came to Eṅḍiyādaha and resided there. He is stated to be the luster of the body of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, just as ŚrīlaGadādhara Paṇḍita Gosvāmī is an incarnation of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī Herself. 

Caitanya Mahāprabhu is sometimes explained to berādhā-bhāva-dyuti-suvalita, or characterized by the emotions and bodily luster of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. Gadādhara dāsa is thisdyuti, or luster. In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā he is described to be the expansion potency of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. He counts among the associates of both Śrīla Gaurahari and Nityānanda Prabhu; as a devotee of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu he was one of the associates of Lord Kṛṣṇa in conjugal love, and as a devotee of Lord Nityānanda he is considered to have been one of the friends of Kṛṣṇa in pure devotional service. Even though he was an associate of Lord Nityānanda Prabhu, he was not among the cowherd boys but was situated in the transcendental mellow of conjugal love. He established a temple of Śrī Gaurasundara in Katwa.
Books : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta - 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 10: The Trunk, Branches and Subbranches of the Caitanya Tree : Adi 10.53

Books : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta - 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 12: The Expansions of Advaita Acarya and Gadadhara Pandita : Adi 12.17 : PURPORT :There is no information that Acyutānanda ever married, but he is described as the biggest branch of the Advaita Ācārya family. From a book named Śākhā-nirṇayāmṛta it is understood that Acyutānanda was a disciple of Gadādhara and that he took shelter of Lord Caitanya in Jagannātha Purī and engaged in devotional service. The Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā, Chapter Ten, states that Acyutānanda, the son of Advaita Ācārya, lived in Jagannātha Purī, taking shelter of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. 

Gadādhara Paṇḍita, in the last years of his life, also lived with Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu at Jagannātha Purī. There is no doubt, therefore, that Acyutānanda was a disciple of Paṇḍita Gadādhara. In the accounts of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu's dancing in front of the car during the Ratha-yātrā festival, Acyutānanda's name is to be found many times. It is stated that in the party of Advaita Ācārya from Śāntipura, Acyutānanda was dancing and others were singing. At that time the boy was only six years old. The Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā, compiled by Śrī Kavi-karṇapūra, has described Acyutānanda as a disciple of Gadādhara Paṇḍita and a great and dear devotee of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. According to the opinion of some, he was an incarnation of Kārttikeya, the son of Lord Śiva, and according to others he was formerly the gopī named Acyutā. The Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā has supported both these opinions. Another book, Narottama-vilāsa, compiled by Śrī Narahari dāsa, mentions Acyutānanda's presence during the festival at Khetari. According to Śrī Narahari dāsa, during the last days of his life Acyutānanda stayed in his house at Śāntipura, but during the presence of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu he lived at Jagannātha Purī with Gadādhara Paṇḍita.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Jayadvaita Swami Admits: GBC Not Doing Its Job

The Secret Deal to Sell the Brooklyn Temple:

Where do things stand now?

BY: H.H. JAYADVAITA SWAMI

For immediate release
April 30, 2016
Contact: Jayadvaita Swami

The secret deal to sell the Brooklyn temple:
Where do things stand now? by Jayadvaita Swami

As disclosed earlier this year, last September the leaders of the Brooklyn ISKCON temple secretly signed a deal to sell the Brooklyn temple property. And since January, when the deal was discovered, members of the temple congregation and other senior devotees have been working to prevent the deal from going through. Since January, too, devotees opposing the deal have retained a New York law firm with expertise in nonprofit and property law to advise and represent them.


[PADA: OK so why hasn't Romapada and his team been removed from all posts of authority in ISKCON, since they are conducting illegal property deals without consulting the GBC, the congregation, or anyone else? This is clearly illegal activity. 

And why haven't they been charged in a police report for -- criminal felony fraud? Selling a multi-million dollar property without legal authority is grand theft felony fraud, its a criminal action, and not just "a violation of GBC rules"? 

If a person who worked as a manager for IBM started a criminal action of selling IBM's office building, without even consulting the owners and managers of the corporation, he would be charged with criminal conspiracy felony fraud, and put in jail. Instead, the poor peon temple congregation folks have to shell out money for a New York law firm, and fight the crooks on their own because the GBC does not do its job of containing these corrupt behaviors.]

Where do things stand now? And what does the future hold? The temple leaders have signed a binding contract to sell the building, and it's too late for them to back out.

[PADA: Well that means the GBC has not gone to the police and reported that their building is being sold illegally, that would end the sale right there.]

The sale, however, has not been completed. It is not final. And so it seems there is a way for it to be cancelled, without penalties. The State of New York takes special concern to safeguard the interests of religious congregations. And so the sale of a religious building, like this temple, needs the approval of:

* 2/3 of the board of directors,

* 2/3 of the Congregation, and

* the State Attorney General (or else a court)

Unless these three conditions are met, the sale cannot go through.

* As for the board: There are reasons to believe that the present board isn't legally valid. And in any case, it's short of the required number of members, and so it could never achieve the required vote. This provides grounds for the State to invalidate the sale.

[PADA: Again, if the board is not legally valid, and they are selling Prabhupada's property without legal authority, why haven't the police been notified and charges been filed?]

* As for the Congregation, they have not voted. And, despite temple bylaws that try to cut the Congregation out, arguably their vote is required.

[PADA: The GBC also did not consult the congregations when they appointed their bogus acharyas. Almost cent percent of the Prabhupada devotees left the Berkeley temple by 1985, because none of them were consulted whether they wanted Hansadutta to be the new messiah of the Jagat. So they had to vote with their feet, and leave. The GBC failed to correct the issue.]  

* As for the Attorney General:

he has not yet approved the sale. And he has received objections to it from dozens of members of the Congregation. So he knows that the matter is not simple and routine. His practice under such circumstances is to withhold approval and leave the matter for a court to sort out.

If the Attorney General does indeed withhold approval, the Sellers (the temple leaders) will be obliged by their contract to ask a local Court to approve the sale.

The Court is likely to call for meetings of the Congregation to elect a new board and to vote on whether or not the sale has congregational approval.

If 1/3 or more of the Congregation votes no, the vote fails. The Court will then cancel the sale.

When this happens, no blame falls upon the Sellers, and no one is liable for damages.

For now, as mentioned, the matter still seems to lie with the Attorney General's office, awaiting his decision.

Meanwhile, on March 3 in Mayapur the GBC body devoted several hours to meeting about the pending sale. Sivarama Swami and B. B. Govinda Swami led the efforts to subject the proposed sale to fresh scrutiny. Romapada Swami (the local GBC man) and Ramabhadra dasa (the temple president) both attended the full sessions.

Ramesvara dasa and Jayadvaita Swami, who had both flown from New York to Mayapur to oppose the sale, were invited to take part in the meetings for an hour to speak and answer questions. The meetings were confidential, and thus far the GBC has not made any public statement.

The GBC has not, however, taken any action to discourage the members of the Congregation from working to oppose the sale. Among the New York congregation, the efforts to save the temple from being sold are continuing.


[PADA: OK so the GBC is once again allowing its gurus to conduct illegal felony criminal fraud behaviors without reporting that to the proper authorities and correcting the problems. Rather the congregation has to take the GBC to court for changing the books, orchestrating molesting, selling their buildings, trying to make hokey gurus for Bangalore etc. These GBC guys have not been doing their job of correcting these issues. That is why the book "Monkey On A Stick" says the GBC are "gutless wonders," they are not doing the job of managing the society despite taking financial compensation for "managing." ys pd]

Monday, May 2, 2016

RE: Banning Bhakti Vikas Swami Book




[PADA: Well ok, many devotees are falling into illicit sex. Agreed. And this has always been a problem in the Krishna society overall. Agreed. However, to blame this problem mainly on devotee men having too much desire for women is only partly what has happened. And right, many devotees only last 20 years at best, before they "fall away" (including many of the GBC's "gurus").

Yet! A worse problem is -- the GBC is forcing people to WORSHIP persons who are engaged in ILLICIT SEX as their GURUS. And "you become what you worship." Hence, there will be malefic manifestations of this malefic worship process. The worship system needs to be rectified for starters, but unfortunately Bhakti Vikas Swami's guru lineage is chock full of debauchee behaviors. Yey, BVKS has not tried to change the mode of worship, or declare this mode of worship to be fraudulent etc. which is the bigger issue here.

So the first thing that needs to be fixed, is to halt the process of worship of the GBC's illicit sex guru lineage and START people worshiping the bona fide guru lineage by worship of Srila Prabhupada. BVKS has not mentioned this change is required anywhere that we know of. Next problem is, BVKS is creating an artificial burden on women by saying they should be living in a village with their babies, but the GBC is not making these devotee villages? Its Akash Puspa, a flower in the sky. So these women are living with the artificial expectation they should be living in some village being taken care of by the ISKCON society, but what village is this?

And this is the similar problem we are having with Ajit Krishna and Torben Nielsen, they keep saying the GBC guru process is corrupt, fine except, then they say they cannot work with the people who worship Srila Prabhupada as their guru, they still think we need to work with the bogus living gurus process, which is producing all this contamination. The people who are changing the books are wrong, so lets worship the enablers and supporters of the book changers? And the enablers of the debauchee guru process? ys pd]


  

Disappearance of Vrndavana Das Thakura (May 2)



Happy Disappearance Day of Sri Vrindavan Das Thakur!

http://harekrsna.org/srila-vrndavana-dasa-thakura/

The mother of Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura's was Sri Narayanidevi, the niece of Srivasa pandita. In his Sri Caitanya Bhagavata,Vrndavana dasa has described how his mother attained the affectionate fervour of Sri Gaurasundara.
"Narayani devi received the entire remnants of Mahaprabhu's meal. Though she was only an insensible child he bestowed His mercy on her in this way."

Also as a result of this mercy, Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura, whose life and soul was Sri Gaura-Nityananda, took his birth from her womb.
He hasn't mentioned the name of his father. It is believed that Narayani devi was married to someone at Kumarhatta. However, while she was still carrying the child in her womb, she was widowed. Being reduced to a condition of poverty by the loss of her husband, she finally accepted shelter in the house of Sri Vasudeva Datta Thakura, at Mamgachi, where she helped with the housework. Here Vrindavana dasa began his studies.
In the preface to Sri Caitanya Bhagavata, Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati has written, "Narayani devi raised her child in the home of the father of Sri Malini devi where she had accepted shelter."
Vrindavana dasa was born four years after Mahaprabhu took sannyasa. When Mahaprabhu disappeared he couldn't have been more than twenty years old. He was initiated by Sri Nityananda Prabhu and was apparently the last disciple whom Sri Nityananda accepted. He accompanied Sri Jahnava Mata to the Kheturi maha-mahotsava. Sri Krsna dasa Kaviraja Gosvami has glorified Vrindavana dasa Thakura as the Veda Vyasa of the pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
"The pastimes of Krsna have been described in the Srimad Bhagavatam by Veda Vyasa. Vrindavana dasa is the Veda Vyasa of the pastimes of Sri Caitanya. He has composed Caitanya Mangala which destroys any inauspiciousness for those who hear it. So that we can understand the glories of Caitanya-Nitai, the essence of the conclusions regarding devotional service as expanded in Srimad Bhagavatam and the limits of the conclusions regarding Krsna bhakti, he has composed this great literature to uplift mankind. 

To compose such a work is not conceivable for a human being therefore we can understand that Sri Caitanya Himself is speaking through him. I offer my obeisances tens of millions of times at the lotus feet of that person who has given us such a scripture which can deliver the whole world." 
Vrindavana dasa Thakura's Sripat, where his worshippable Deities of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai are still residing, is at Denur Denur which can be still reached by bus from Navadvipa.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Calendar From Vrndavana / Varuthini Ekadasi


Varuthini Ekadasi

Sri Yudhisthira Maharaj said, “Oh Vasudeva, I offer my most humble obeisances unto You. Please now describe to me the EkAdasii of the dark fortnight (krsna paksha) of the month of VaisAkha (April-May), including its specific merits and influence.”

Lord Sri Krishna replied, “Oh King, in this world and the next, the most auspicious and magnanimous EkAdasii is VarUthinii EkAdasii, which occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of VaisAkha.

Whosoever observes a complete fast on this sacred day has his sins completely removed, obtains continuous happiness, and achieves all good fortune.

Fasting on VarUthinii EkAdasii makes even an unfortunate woman fortunate. Upon anyone who observes it, this EkAdasii bestows material enjoyment in this life and liberation after the death of this present body. It destroys the sins of all and saves people from the miseries of repeated rebirth.

“By observing this EkAdasii properly, King MAndhAtA was liberated. Many other kings also benefited from observing it – kings such as MahArAja DhundhumAra, in the IkshvAku dynasty, who became free from leprosy resulting from the curse that Lord Shiva had imposed upon him as a punishment.

Whatever merit one obtains by performing austerities and penances for ten thousand years is achieved by a person who observes VarUthinii EkAdasii.

The merit one achieves by donating a great amount of gold during a solar eclipse at Kurukshetra is gained by one who observes this one EkAdasii with love and devotion, and certainly attains his goals in this life and the next. In short, this EkAdasii is pure and very enlivening and the destroyer of all sins.

“Better than giving horses in charity is giving elephants, and better than giving elephants is giving land. But better still than giving land is the giving of sesame seeds, and better than that is giving of gold. Still better than giving gold is giving food grains – for all the forefathers, demigods (devas), and human beings become satisfied by eating grains. Thus there is no better gift of charity than this in the past, present or future.”

“Yet learned scholars have declared that giving away a young maiden in marriage to a worthy person is equal to giving away food grains in charity. Moreover, Lord Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, has said that giving cows in charity is equal to giving food grains. Still better than all these charities is teaching spiritual knowledge to the ignorant. Yet all the merits one can attain by performing all these acts of charity are attained by one who fasts on the VarUthinii EkAdasii.”

“One who lives off the wealth of his daughters suffers a hellish condition until the inundation of the entire universe, Oh BhArata. Therefore one should be especially careful not to use the wealth of his daughter. Oh best of kings, any householder who takes his daughter’s wealth out of greed, who tries to sell his daughter, or who takes money from the man to whom he has given his daughter in marriage – such a householder becomes a lowly cat in his next life. Therefore it is said that whoever, as a sacred act of charity, gives away in marriage a maiden decorated with various ornaments, and who also gives a dowry with her, obtains merit that cannot be described even by Chitragupta, the chief secretary of YamarAja in the heavenly planets. That very same merit, however, can be easily achieved by one who fasts on the VarUthinii EkAdasii.

“The following things should be given up on the Dashami, (the tenth phase of the Moon), the day before the EkAdasii: eating on bell-metal plates, eating any kind of urid-dahl, eating red-lentils, eating chick-peas, eating kondo (a grain that is primarily eaten by poor people and that resembles poppy seeds or agarpanthas seeds), eating spinach, eating honey, eating in another person’s house/home, eating more than once, and participating in sex of any kind.

“On the EkAdasii itself one should give up the following: gambling, sports, sleeping during the daytime, betal nuts and its leaf, brushing one’s teeth, spreading rumours, faultfinding, talking to the spiritually fallen, anger, and lying.

“On the DwAdasii the day after EkAdasii (the twelfth phase of the Moon), one should give up the following: eating on bell-metal plates, eating urid-dahl, red-lentils, or honey, lying, strenuous exercise or labour, eating more than once, any sexual activity, shaving the body, face or head, smearing oils on one’s body, and eating in another’s home.”

Lord Sri Krishna continued, “Whoever observes the VarUthinii EkAdasii in this way becomes free from all sinful reactions and returns to the eternal, spiritual abode. One who worships Lord JanArdana (Krishna) on this EkAdasii by staying awake throughout the entire night, also becomes free from all his previous sins and attains to the spiritual abode. Therefore, Oh king, he who is frightened of his accumulated sins and their attendant reactions, and thus of death itself, must observe VarUthinii EkAdasii by fasting very strictly.

“Finally, Oh noble Yudhisthira, he who hears or reads this glorification of the sacred VarUthinii EkAdasii obtains the merit earned by donating one thousand cows in charity, and at last he returns home, to the Supreme abode of Lord Vishnu in the Vaikunthas.”

Photos From International Dance Day (India)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

RE: Tribhuvanath Das (UK)



TRIBHUVANATH DAS: So therefore if you don’t study the scriptures how will you know what you are surrendering to? You’re not even giving yourself a choice because you don’t even know what you are surrendering to isn’t it. Some people say "Oh, I’ve lost faith!” Faith in what? Do you understand my point? Faith in what? Something you didn’t even know you should have faith in, if you don’t study the sastras, then how can you know what you should have faith in. What to speak of having faith. You don’t even know what you should have faith in. So that’s why we suffer because we don’t even know what it is we should believe in because we haven’t taken that step of entering into the transcendental nature of Vedic literature.

SB 3.19.34 Our Training is in Sound - Birmingham, 22 Aug 97

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[PADA: Tribhuvanath told me that Jayatirtha is a total crack pot and he was never going to surrender to him or the GBC that supports him. I said offering bhogha to this Jayatirtha is wrong and not authorized, and he told me he only offers his bhogha to Prabhupada. He told me I was right to challenge this foolishness. 

He told me he would rather sleep in his car in the parking lot of the Hindu temples, and he was doing that while I was living in UK. I sometimes gave him 50 quid because he had little money for petrol. I said at the time we have to worship Prabhupada, and he gave me a big smile and said, that's the only safe position to have. And we have been proven right in spades, the only pure sound we can truly rely on are the words of the pure acharya Srila Prabhupada. 

Of course he is also right, the reason people in ISKCON are suffering is because they do not study the shastra. The problem of course is that as soon as anyone reads the shastra, and decides to worship the pure devotee Srila Prabhupada as their acharya, then they are banned, beaten, excommunicated and maybe sometimes -- killed. So what happens when -- no one is allowed to follow the shastra?   

I also believe Tribhuvanath is like hundreds and hundreds of my brothers and sisters who departed their bodies prematurely. They just did not want to participate in the GBC's dog and pony guru party, and so they left the scene -- permanently. The good news is that Krishna always sorts everything out in the end, and thus they will be allowed to continue in the next realm because their desire is to serve Krishna and His pure acharya. Krishna will fulfil their desires, of this there is no doubt.

ys pd]

O Krishna, I am Missing You (video)


Mahabharata With English Subtitles (Eps-65)


ISKCON Sandy Ridge NC Adopts Debauchee's Guru Sampradaya


Illicit sex debauchees are: Krishna's guru successors?


ISKCON Sandy Ridge North Carolina:

For that reason, simply adopting ISKCON policy and having the support of higher authority does make local management a lot easier. Admittedly, however, there was some reluctance in the community about being subjected to the ultimate authority of ISKCON's leaders, given the mistakes that devotees had witnessed in the past. We began to ask ourselves some key questions:

[PADA: Oh great, so now the "ISKCON Sandy Ridge" folks are establishing that we need to surrender to the GBC "guru" people, those who are saying that acharyas are making many mistakes, never mind their acharyas are often debauchees. Of course this is not a mistake, the GBC says acharyas are often debauchees purposefully. That is their intent, to establish that the guru parampara from Krishna is defective and fallen.  


Srila Prabhupada says anyone who thinks acharyas are ordinary mistaken men are residents of narakah. If the acharya is making many mistakes, and the acharya is often a debauchee, as the GBC and now Sandy Ridge has hooked their wagon to, that invalidates everything else the acharya says and does. 

Why should we read the books of the acharya, if acharyas are mistaken and debauchees? They are trying as hard as they can to DISCREDIT the acharyas and KRISHNA. If saying that Lord Krishna's gurus are often fallen is a mistake, when was this mistake rectified? It never has been.]

1. Is ISKCON still a viable entity?

2. Would the majority of devotees participate if we elected to remain officially ISKCON?

3. If we disagree with certain policies or practices within ISKCON, are we likely to invoke positive change or make any difference at all by separating ourselves or by joining another mission or group?

4. What would Srila Prabhupada want us to do?

[PADA: The post-1977 GBC folks say their messiahs / gurus / acharyas are often caught engaged in illicit sex with men, women and children. Why does ISKCON Sandy Ridge want to form an association with the same people who have maintained that the Jesus-like messiahs from God and heaven -- are often sexual predators, and / or drug addicts and /or  criminals etc.? 

Where does Srila Prabhupada say we should worship illicit sex with men, women and children as our guru lineage? And why is ISKCON Sandy Ridge apparently now teaching their children that Gods' guru successors / acharyas / messiahs are often debauchees, which is what the post-1977 GBC's folks say all the time? Srila Prabhupada wanted us to worship a guru lineage of mistakes and sexual predators as our messiahs?] 

With a little research, the answers to these questions become obvious. ISKCON is a thriving, growing institution and many progressive changes have been made over the years reflecting maturity and sincerity of purpose.

[PADA: ISKCON says gurus / acharyas are engaged in illicit sex, that is "progressive" all right, its progressive sahajiya-ism, progressive new age secularism, materialism etc., and this has nothing to do with our teachings. That is what the supporters of gay marriage call themselves, "the progressives." Progressing to where?

Why is it that teaching people that God's successors are often debauchees is "a thriving religion"? Its not thriving at all, its being rejected by the mass of Prabhupada devotees, most of the ex-kulis and the mass of public. Oh swell, saying that God's gurus and successors are often debauchees shows "maturity and sincerity of purpose." Really? Even dogs do not worship debauchees as their messiahs? Are dogs more sincere than these people?

We all know that one of Srila Prabhupada's final requests was that we demonstrate our love for him by cooperating with one another, but he never advocated blind following. 

[PADA: So why are you blindly surrendering to and accepting the Hrdayananda and debauchee acharyas process?]

The term "checks and balances" as used by Srila Prabhupada indicates the need for internal communication. By maintaining proper forums for respectful discussion, with the aim of preserving the integrity of Srila Prabhupada's movement as well as enriching our spiritual understanding, ISKCON will remain the most widespread and authoritative presentation of Gaudiya Vaisnavism on the planet.

[PADA: Oh great, worship of debauchees as acharyas is "authoritative." Ummm, even dogs and the dog eater class of people do not worship illicit sex debauchees as their messiahs.]


We are therefore pleased to announce that by unanimous decision of the temple board, along with the encouragement of other members of the community, the TOTHN has officially joined ISKCON by signing the ISKCON bylaws, thus establishing a permanent, non-changeable identity for our temple.

[PADA: The ISKCON bylaws essentially say we have to surrender to their debauchee acharyas parampara.]

We are hoping to attract like-minded devotees who are willing to cooperate within ISKCON to help establish our community as an example of "simple living and high thinking". Please visit us at iskconpv.org.

Jaya Gaurasundara dasa
Temple President
ISKCON of Sandy Ridge
Temple of the Holy Name in Prabhupada Village

[PADA: Prabhupada village has now officially signed onto the Hrdayananda gay marriage and gay messiah's sampradaya. Swell! Well at least they are admitting they want to teach the world to worship illicit sex with men, women and children as their guru lineage by "following GBC bylaws." Did we forget to mention that as soon as anyone says debauchees are not messiahs. then the Sandy Ridge GBC ilk will sue that person for $20,000,000 to stop them from worshiping Prabhupada, and try to force them to worship their debauchees' "God's successors" process -- instead of Prabhupada? 

And we also need to accept Hrdayananda's gay marriage Krishna West program too? And we need to surrender to the people who buried a known sexual predator criminal like Kirtanananda in the holy dham? Hee hee, this means these Sandy Ridge people have never read the books of the acharya, he says worship of a debauchee guru lineage takes one straight to the lower planets, he never authorized this process. This is written in Yamaraja's bylaws. ys pd]

Friday, April 29, 2016

New Prabhupadanugas Worldwide Web Site

http://prabhupadanugasworldwide.org/

[PADA: This site plans to include some "how to" videos to show people how to do bhogha offerings, deity pooja, fire sacrifices, kirtan, bhajan, playing devotional instruments and so on. If you have some of these types of videos you'd like to have placed here -- please -- send them here. A lot of people simply do not have access to the bona fide way these things are meant to be done.

This site is meant to be be a neutral "networking platform" for any and all Prabhupadanugas worldwide, so helpful additions will be welcomed. Its still basically "under construction" so please be patient as it is developed more in future.

PADA began using the title name "Written by the Prabhupadanugas" on the front page of our earlier papers, starting around 1985. At that time, there were no other devotees calling themselves "Prabhupadanugas" -- at least not in any other public essays, documents or forums etc. that we ever saw at that time.

And there were no other "Prabhupadanugas" writing for us and co-authoring our earlier papers either, we just used that title hoping that one day there would be a group of Prabhupadanugas, and its sort of happening now. Yep, more and more people are using that title to describe themselves these days, so the term is catching on.  

PS: Any "how to" videos you have (or you make in future) which you would like to see posted right here can also be published by sending the links to angel108b@yahoo.com  Mucho Thanks! ys pd]  

Devotee Job? Drive for Uber!


A Luxury or SUV vehicle gets higher Uber pay rate.

Hare Krishna Dear Devotees,
We all know how difficult it is to make ends meet sometimes in this world. We often end up burning the candle at both ends, struggling for existence, as it were. This is especially true if we lived in an ashram for many years serving guru and Krishna and had no chance to develop a trade or skill with which to enter household life. This was my situation many years ago.
Recently, my wife and I found a solution to this enigma, both working part-time for UBER, the taxi service alternative that has become popular within the last few years all over the world. We drive our own days and hours as is convenient for us and make a significant weekly income simply picking people up and driving them from place to place. And being semi-retired this is an ideal way for us to earn some supplemental income so we have time to focus on our spiritual services and personal sadhana.
I’m not saying this is for everyone, but if you would like more information about how you too can add a needed source of income to your household, please get in touch with me and I will be happy to tell you all I can, the good and the bad, so you can make an educated decision. Additionally, if you become an Uber driver through my advice both you and I will receive a nice start-up bonus.
My email address is sunandadas.108@gmail.com
Please note this is only applicable for devotees and friends in the United States.
Yours in Srila Prabhupada’s service,
Sunanda das

[PADA: Pretty much what we did for a few years, driving a San Francisco Taxi. Jayananda also drove a Taxi. Its not really hard work and its pretty independent, so its a pretty fair solution for devotees. Anyway, thanks Sunanda, its a pretty tough place to be in the material world at all, especially for devotees who have to eke out their own existence. This might work out for some devotees. ys pd]  

Mother Hladini -- Brave Daughter of Srila Prabhupada

Thursday, April 28, 2016

ISKCON Flirts With Sahajiya-vada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GwpDilwiC4

PADA: This is a pattern. The GBC went to the Gaudiya Matha for "rasika instructions." Indradyumna, Satsvarupa, Tamal, Shivarama, Mahanidhi and others were associated with various Bababjis. Disciples of Ananta Vasudeva were welcomed into ISKCON temples. Gaura Govinda maharaja had the photo of his rasika guru on his temple's altars. Jayatirtha was going to introduce the "Peace Krishnas" based on his Gaudiya Matha friends ideas. Narayan Maharaja, BV and BP Puri and others became "advisors" to the GBC ... and so on and so forth. 

This "outside authority" problem has been going on for years, we are glad that some people are catching up and protesting. This is not what Srila Prabhupada wanted and ordered for his society. ys pd]       

"White People" Cannot Perform Kirtana?


Kirtana is for all jeeva souls

http://www.newsgram.com/in-brown-university-usa-students-protest-kirtan-singing-by-white-woman-not-born-hindu/

[PADA: This shows how badly some so-called Hindus have misunderstood their own culture. Hari nama kirtana is for all jeeva souls, its not confined to a particular caste, birth, or bodily designation. Wow! This shows how much mercy we got from Srila Prabhupada, he was apparently a very rare person who understood that kirtana is universal, its for all souls all over this universe and beyond. These Hindus should be glad at least someone is carrying on their culture while they are studying mundane topics at college. ys pd] 

Nectar Milk of Bhagavad Gita (Srila Prabhupada)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sacinandana Swami and Ramesh Baba (pt. 2)


Sorry to have to report this but, we are not all Krishna. Hee hee! 

[PADA: Right, even some of the disciples of these "new gurus" can see that their new guru is -- bogus. That means they accept only what Srila Prabhupada says! Goody! ys pd]  

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Sacinandana Swami & Ramesh Baba

The following open letter to Sacinandana Swami was published on author Hanuman das's Facebook page:

This letter was sent to sacinandana.swami@pamho.net:

Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:17:08 +0000
Subject: open letter - Ramesh baba in Croatia - upcoming havoc

From: Hrvoje Marjanovic

Dear Sacinandana Swami, please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

My name is Hanuman das and I live near Zagreb, Croatia. In this country, you have quite a few disciples. In recent years, I noticed trend in some of them that they became followers and sympathisers of Ramesh baba, sahajiya and mayavadi from Vrindavan.

I did little research and I traced this Ramesh baba affection back to you, I discovered video on the internet in which you take instruction from him. I also have videos of you participating in his bhajans and playing his videos on your vyasa-puja.

So, I am confused, Ramesh baba is mayavadi, he claims that we are all Krishna, and he is also sahajiya, his practice of "devotional service" is watching young girls dance all night. That is practice which is not taught by any acarya in our sampradaya. Plus, he is not initiated into any bona fide sampradaya.

Your disciple Madayanti devi dasi and many others, organised tour for Brajraj Saran, prominent follower of Ramesh baba. This tour included visit to Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia. He was here twice already, in 2013 and again in the beginning of this year.

My mission is now to expose this nonsense and root out sahajiyas from Prabhupada's movement in Croatia. Unfortunately, you are severely implicated in this issue. But, my main target is Ramesh baba, not you, but I in order for me to complete my mission, you will inevitably be pulled into the whole situation.

To protect yourself from the havoc I am going to create very soon, I would suggest some kind of open statement on your website to confirm that Ramesh baba is not bona fide and advising all your disciples to refrain from having any connection with him. This would pretty much solve this issue in a relatively peaceful way.

Also, your ex main disciple in Croatia, Sundarananda was, is publicly sharing Ramesh baba videos on his facebook profile, he opened his own apa-sampradaya in Croatia, disregarding GBC and ISKCON completely, what is your stance on that?

I just started my facebook operation lightly by sharing the above video, and already the whole Croatia knows about it, but in four days, it will become intense bilingual (croatian/english) campaign which will expose all people involved for the whole world to see. We have nothing to hide, sannyasi doesn't have a private life, I hope you understand.

Hoping to resolve this misunderstanding peacefully,

Hanuman das

REF:

http://krishna1008.blogspot.com/2014/11/sacinandana-swamis-ramesh-baba-program.html