Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ancient Vedic Radio

The Brahmana and the Prostitute



The Brahmana and the Prostitute.

Once, in a peaceful village, there lived a scholarly brahmana (priest). Opposite his home, there lived a prostitute. As a daily observance, the brahmana would sit in his doorway and recite the Gita.  Meanwhile, across the street, the prostitute would tend to her business.

As the years passed, the brahmana grew ever more disturbed by the prostitute. “Just see how lowly she is.” he would think to himself and continue with his recitation. It so happened that both the brahmana and the prostitute died at the same time. To the brahmana’s surprise, the Vishnuduttas (the Lord of Heaven’s messengers) came to deliver the prostitute while the Yamadutas (the Lord of Death’s messengers) came for him.

“What is this?” he protested. “There must be some mistake!”

Both the Yamaduttas and the Visnuduttas replied, “My dear brahmana, there is no mistake.

While you were busy meditating on the lowly activities of the prostitute, she listened to you recite the Gita and prayed that she could one day elevate herself to your position. In this way the prostitute achieved liberation while you only degraded yourself.”

Moral of the story:

Moral of this story is so clear. It is not so important what are we doing externaly. But it is important what is our attitude and what is our thinking.

Sri Krishna says in Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 8.5 - 8.6:

anta-kāle ca mām eva
smaran muktvā kalevaram
yaḥ prayāti sa mad-bhāvaḿ
yāti nāsty atra saḿśayaḥ

And whoever, at the end of his life, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt.

yaḿ yaḿ vāpi smaran bhāvaḿ
tyajaty ante kalevaram
taḿ tam evaiti kaunteya
sadā tad-bhāva-bhāvitaḥ

Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, O son of Kuntī, that state he will attain without fail.

What we will think at end of our life, depend from what we have done all our life.

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

Castrated Followers Rally Against Guru

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Changing Guru's Books -- Not Authorized



CAITANYA BHAGAVATA, ADI 11.105-110:

TEXT 105

prabhu bole, — “bhakta-vakya krsnera varnana
ihate ye dosa dekhe, se-i ‘papi’ jana

TRANSLATION

“The Lord replied, “Whoever finds fault in a devotee’s description of Lord Krsna is a sinful person.”

TEXT 106

bhaktera kavitva ye-te-mate kene naya
sarvatha krsnera priti tahate niscaya

TRANSLATION

“Krsna is certainly pleased with His devotee’s poetry, even though it is imperfectly composed.”

TEXT 107

murkha bole ‘visnaya’, ‘visnave’ bole dhira
dui vakya parigraha kare krsna vira

TRANSLATION

“An uneducated person may chant visnaya, while a sober person will chant the proper form, visnave, but the Supreme Lord Krsna will accept both forms when they are chanted with devotion.”

COMMENTARY

“To Lord Krishna, a pandita expert in correct language and someone ignorant of correct language are both equal. Of the two, Krishna bestows more mercy on the one who has more enthusiasm for the service of Krishna. Krishna, the omniscient Supersoul of every living entity, is not guilty of the fault of partiality. So-called learned persons who are devoid of devotion proudly consider themselves learned as they reveal their foolishness by pointing out faults in the transcendental language of the pure devotees. The Supreme Lord and master of Sarasvati confirms the foolishness of the so-called learned offenders who are envious of the devotees at every step. Thus their pride of learning is diminished. Due to the absence of realization in the Absolute Truth, Shri Krishna Chaitanya, they belch forth mundane knowledge of sense enjoyment. This is the cause of their disease and fall down.”

TEXT 108

murkho vadati visnaya dhiro vadati visnave
ubhayos tu samam punyam bhava-grahi janardanah

TRANSLATION

“At the time of offering obeisances to Lord Visnu, a foolish person chants visnaya namah (this is improper due to faulty grammar) and a learned person chants visnave namah (this is the correct form). But both achieve equal piety by their offering of obeisances, because Lord Sri Janardana sees the sentiment of the living being, in other words, He sees the degree of devotion, or in other words, He awards the result accordingly (He does not see one’s foolishness or intelligence).”

TEXT 109

ihate ye dosa dekhe, tahara se dosa
bhaktera varnana-matra krsnera santosa

TRANSLATION

“One who finds fault with a devotee is himself at fault, for a devotee’s descriptions are meant only for the pleasure of Krsna.”

TEXT 110

ataeva tomara se premera varnana
ihate dusibeka kon sahasika jana?”

TRANSLATION

“Therefore who will dare find fault with your devotional descriptions of Krsna’s pastimes?”

CAITANYA BHAGAVATA, MADHYA, 19.209:

ye amara dasera sakrt ninda kare
mora nama kalpa-taru samhare tahare

“My wish-fulfilling holy names destroy one who blasphemes My servant.”

FROM THE COMMENTARY:

“So if gross materialists engage with pride in activities like censuring, blaspheming, and abusing the devotees from the material point of view and through mundane considerations, then the Supreme Lord destroys them.”

Note the word “censuring”. When BBT International deletes Srila Prabhupada own chosen words and sentences, then they are in effect censuring Srila Prabhupada.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pointers on Chanting Etc.

India Beef Trade Under Fire

http://www.trust.org/item/20150224210125-icgwd/

[PADA: "Hindu Nationalists" are blocking various beef trade / cattle slaughter locations and they are seizing vehicles carrying cattle. Apparently India is the number 2 exporter of beef in the world. Someone sent us a video of a slaughterhouse in Kerala India, where a hidden camera catches workers hitting cows over the head with sledge hammers, its just too awful to post herein, but even we were shocked at how terrible that industry is treating these poor animals. It seems like there is not too much animal welfare regulations, if any, regarding how these animals should be treated.

There is a call among these Hindu nationalists to join together and suppress the beef industry in India, but it looks like its going to be a hard job getting this industry halted, or even substantially slowed. Apparently, its kind of like the problem we have with the GBC, they do unauthorized things to collect money, but they are reluctant to stop because -- there is simply too much money being made.

Its going to take some significant executive action at the higher levels of the India government to get to the bottom of addressing this issue, and Hindu nationalists are now petitioning the higher ups to get involved, lets see what happens. This is certainly an inauspicious sign -- of how far India is falling off the Vedic standards -- for them to be the number two beef exporter in the world. ys pd]     

A Word About Sahajiyas

Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 1.34

prabhu ājñāya kaila saba śāstrera vicāra

vrajera nigūḍha bhakti karila pracāra

SYNONYMS

prabhu ājñāya — upon the order of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kaila — they did; saba śāstrera — of all scriptures; vicāra — analytical study; vrajera — of Śrī Vṛndāvana-dhāma; nigūḍha — most confidential; bhakti — devotional service; karila — did; pracāra — preaching.

TRANSLATION

The Gosvāmīs carried out the preaching work of devotional service on the basis of an analytical study of all confidential Vedic literatures. This was in compliance with the order of Śrī CaitanyaMahāprabhu. Thus one can understand the most confidential devotional service of Vṛndāvana.

PURPORT

This proves that bona fide devotional service is based on the conclusions of the Vedic literature. It is not based on the type of sentiment exhibited by the prākṛta-sahajiyās. The prākṛta-sahajiyās do not consult the Vedic literatures, and they are debauchees, woman-hunters and smokers of gañjā. Sometimes they give a theatrical performance and cry for the Lord with tears in their eyes. Of course, all scriptural conclusions are washed off by these tears. The prākṛta-sahajiyās do not realize that they are violating the orders of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who specifically said that to understandVṛndāvana and the pastimes of Vṛndāvana one must have sufficient knowledge of the śāstras (Vedic literatures). As stated in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (1.2.12), bhaktyā śruta-gṛhītayā. This means that devotional service is acquired from Vedic knowledge. Tac chraddadhānāḥ munayaḥ. Devotees who are actually serious attain bhakti, scientific devotional service, by hearing Vedic literatures (bhaktyāśruta-gṛhītayā). It is not that one should create something out of sentimentality, become a sahajiyā and advocate such concocted devotional service. However, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākuraconsidered such sahajiyās to be more favorable than the impersonalists, who are hopelessly atheistic. The impersonalists have no idea of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The position of the sahajiyās is far better than that of the Māyāvādī sannyāsīs. Although the sahajiyās do not think much of Vedic knowledge, they nonetheless have accepted Lord Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme Lord. Unfortunately, they mislead others from authentic devotional service.

Hare Krishna by Prapannam Das (Video)


Monday, February 23, 2015

Warnings About False Gurus (by Mahesh Raja)



Srila Prabhupada KNEW these ROGUES inside out and he WARNED us about them:

SB 4.28.48 P Puranjana Becomes a Woman in the Next Life:

Whenever an acarya comes, following the superior orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or His representative, he establishes the principles of religion, as enunciated in Bhagavad-gita. Religion means abiding by the orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Religious principles begin from the time one surrenders to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

It is the acarya’s duty to spread a bona fide religious system and induce everyone to bow down before the Supreme Lord. One executes the religious principles by rendering devotional service, specifically the nine items like hearing, chanting and remembering.

UNFORTUNATELY, WHEN THE ACARYA DISAPPEARS, ROGUES AND NONDEVOTEES TAKE ADVANTAGE AND IMMEDIATELY BEGIN TO INTRODUCE UNAUTHORIZED PRINCIPLES IN THE NAME OF SO-CALLED SVAMIS, YOGIS, PHILANTHROPISTS, WELFARE WORKERS AND SO ON.

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Actually, human life is meant for executing the orders of the Supreme Lord, and this is stated in Bhagavad-gita (9.34):

man-mana bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yaji mam namaskuru
mam evaisyasi yuktvaivam
atmanam mat-parayanah

“Engage your mind always in thinking of Me and become My devotee. Offer obeisances and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me.”

"The main business of human society is to think of the Supreme Personality of Godhead at all times, to become His devotees, to worship the Supreme Lord and to bow down before Him. The acarya, the authorized representative of the Supreme Lord, establishes these principles, but when he disappears, things once again become disordered. The perfect disciples of the acarya try to relieve the situation by sincerely following the instructions of the spiritual master. At the present moment practically the entire world is afraid of rogues and nondevotees; therefore this Krsna consciousness movement is started to save the world from irreligious principles. Everyone should cooperate with this movement in order to bring about actual peace and happiness in the world.

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Iso 12

The Lord states that as soon as one reaches Him by devotional service--which is the one and only way to approach the Personality of Godhead--one attains complete freedom from the bondage of birth and death. In other words, the path of salvation from the material clutches fully depends on the principles of knowledge and detachment gained from serving the Lord.

THE PSEUDO RELIGIONISTS HAVE NEITHER KNOWLEDGE NOR DETACHMENT FROM MATERIAL AFFAIRS, FOR MOST OF THEM WANT TO LIVE IN THE GOLDEN SHACKLES OF MATERIAL BONDAGE UNDER THE SHADOW OF PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES DISGUISED AS RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES. BY A FALSE DISPLAY OF RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS, THEY PRESENT A SHOW OF DEVOTIONAL SERVICE WHILE INDULGING IN ALL SORTS OF IMMORAL ACTIVITIES. IN THIS WAY THEY PASS AS SPIRITUAL MASTERS AND DEVOTEES OF GOD.

Such violators of religious principles have no respect for the authoritative acaryas, the holy teachers in the strict disciplic succession. THEY IGNORE THE VEDIC INJUNCTION ACARYOPASANA--“ONE MUST WORSHIP THE ACARYA”--AND KRSNA’S STATEMENT IN THE BHAGAVAD-GITA (4.2) EVAM PARAMPARA-PRAPTAM, “THIS SUPREME SCIENCE OF GOD IS RECEIVED THROUGH THE DISCIPLIC SUCCESSION.” INSTEAD, TO MISLEAD THE PEOPLE IN GENERAL THEY THEMSELVES BECOME SO-CALLED ACARYAS, BUT THEY DO NOT EVEN FOLLOW THE PRINCIPLES OF THE ACARYAS.

These rogues are the most dangerous elements in human society. Because there is no religious government, they escape punishment by the law of the state. They cannot, however, escape the law of the Supreme, who has clearly declared in the Bhagavad-gita that envious demons in the garb of religious propagandists shall be thrown into the darkest regions of hell (Bg. 16.19-20).

SRI ISOPANISAD CONFIRMS THAT THESE PSEUDO RELIGIONISTS ARE HEADING TOWARD THE MOST OBNOXIOUS PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THEIR SPIRITUAL MASTER BUSINESS, WHICH THEY CONDUCT SIMPLY FOR SENSE GRATIFICATION.

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Madhya 1.218 The Later Pastimes of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu

Srila Narottama dasa Thakura says, chadiya vaisnava seva nistara payeche keba: unless one serves a Vaisnava, he cannot be delivered. The spiritual master initiates the disciple to deliver him, and if the disciple executes the order of the spiritual master and does not offend other Vaisnavas, his path is clear. Consequently Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu requested all the Vaisnavas present to show mercy toward the two brothers, Rupa and Sanatana, who had just been initiated by the Lord.

When a Vaisnava sees that another Vaisnava is a recipient of the Lord’s mercy, he becomes very happy. Vaisnavas are not envious. If a Vaisnava, by the mercy of the Lord, is empowered by Him to distribute the Lord’s holy name all over the world, other Vaisnavas become very joyful--that is, if they are truly Vaisnavas. One who is envious of the success of a Vaisnava is certainly not a Vaisnava himself, but an ordinary mundane man. Envy and jealousy are manifested by mundane people, not by Vaisnavas.

Why should a Vaisnava be envious of another Vaisnava who is successful in spreading the holy name of the Lord? An actual Vaisnava is very pleased to accept another Vaisnava who is bestowing the Lord’s mercy. A MUNDANE PERSON IN THE DRESS OF A VAISNAVA SHOULD NOT BE RESPECTED BUT REJECTED. THIS IS ENJOINED IN THE SASTRA (UPEKSA). THE WORD UPEKSA MEANS NEGLECT. ONE SHOULD NEGLECT AN ENVIOUS PERSON. A preacher’s duty is to love the Supreme Personality of Godhead, make friendships with Vaisnavas, show mercy to the innocent and reject or neglect those who are envious or jealous.

There are many jealous people in the dress of Vaisnavas in this Krsna consciousness movement, and they should be completely neglected. THERE IS NO NEED TO SERVE A JEALOUS PERSON WHO IS IN THE DRESS OF A VAISNAVA. WHEN NAROTTAMA DASA THAKURA SAYS CHADIYA VAISNAVA SEVA NISTARA PAYECHE KEBA, HE IS INDICATING AN ACTUAL VAISNAVA, NOT AN ENVIOUS OR JEALOUS PERSON IN THE DRESS OF A VAISNAVA.

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Bg 4.42 P Transcendental Knowledge

A bona fide spiritual master is in the disciplic succession from time eternal, and he does not deviate at all from the instructions of the Supreme Lord as they were imparted millions of years ago to the sun-god, from whom the instructions of Bhagavad-gita have come down to the earthly kingdom. One should, therefore, follow the path of Bhagavad-gita as it is expressed in the Gita itself AND BEWARE OF SELF-INTERESTED PEOPLE AFTER PERSONAL AGGRANDIZEMENT WHO DEVIATE OTHERS FROM THE ACTUAL PATH. The Lord is definitely the supreme person, and His activities are transcendental. One who understands this is a liberated person from the very beginning of his study of the Gita.


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Bg 16.4 P The Divine And Demoniac Natures
In this verse, the royal road to hell is described. The DEMONIAC WANT TO MAKE A SHOW OF RELIGION AND ADVANCEMENT IN SPIRITUAL SCIENCE, ALTHOUGH THEY DO NOT FOLLOW THE PRINCIPLES. THEY ARE ALWAYS ARROGANT or proud in possessing some type of education or so much wealth. THEY DESIRE TO BE WORSHIPED BY OTHERS, AND DEMAND RESPECTABILITY, ALTHOUGH THEY DO NOT COMMAND RESPECT. Over trifles they become very angry and speak harshly, not gently. They do not know what should be done and what should not be done. THEY DO EVERYTHING WHIMSICALLY, ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN DESIRE, AND THEY DO NOT RECOGNIZE ANY AUTHORITY.

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760628bj.nv Conversations

Pusta Krsna: Some of them will say some things that Krsna says, but they’ll take from other places also. What is the position of such persons?

Prabhupada: He’s most dangerous. HE’S MOST DANGEROUS. HE IS OPPORTUNIST. HE’S FINDING OUT CUSTOMER, something here… According to the customer he is giving something, as the customers will be pleased. So he is not guru. He’s a servant. He wants to serve the so-called disciples so that he may be satisfied and pay him something. He’s servant. He’s not guru. Guru is the master.

You cannot disobey guru. But if you become a servant, you want to please the disciple by flattering him to get his money, then you are not guru, you are servant. Just like a servant pleases the master. He’s not guru. He’s servant. So our position should be servant, yes, but servant of the Supreme. So guru means heavy. You cannot utilize him for satisfying your whims. That is not guru.

Narendra Modi Promotes "Ram Rajya"

http://www.narendramodi.in/pms-address-at-the-first-international-ramayana-mela/

[PADA: He says India should promote "soft power" by promoting its culture world worldwide. ys pd]

ISKCON expose (video)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

PADA Critics Undermine Prabhupada's Books?



PADA: There is a little group of folks that are critics of PADA, and they seem to have an underlying agenda of undermining the authority of Srila Prabhupada and his books (see Padmagarbha's analysis below). This group is basically folks like Janardan, Krishna Kirtan, Prahlad, HKC Jaipur, Narada Kunda Dasi, Mukunda (UK) and so on, who all joined together in unison and made a focus group against us. OK fine, we are the bad guys, but what alternate agenda do they want us to accept instead?

First of all, this group began to insist the people not listen to PADA, because we all need to listen to Radhanath's cheer leaders like Bhakta das, who was arrested by the FBI for selling $6m of designer drugs and was later arrested by the Puri Police for sexual deviance in Puri, India.

Fine "spiritual authority" these guys select as their master shiksha guru speaker here. That is, when they are not promoting the writings of Bhavananda's cheer leaders like Hari Sauri. HKC Jaipur repeatedly sent PADA links to these folks saying we have to listen to these GBC guru sympathizer folks or else we are "not accepting Srila Prabhupada." Heh heh heh!

The "roots of sympathy for the GBC gurus" found in this group -- seems to be getting more exposed each day, because now members of this element are telling PADA we are bogus for not accepting Krishna Balarama swami as a guru authority, indeed as acharya number 33 in the parampara. Yep, PADA is bogus for not accepting "the REAL successor to Srila Prabhupada." And HKC folks also promote KB swami follower Krishna Kirtan's rants against us, so they are in bed with one another.

Fine except, KB swami has produced his own Gita, thus he apparently thinks he knows better than Srila Prabhupada? Does this not undermine the original Gita of Srila Prabhupada? What is the need for another Gita? And Kirtanananda swami, Tripurari swami, and many others are also writing their own Gitas in this parade of guru imitations. Why would PADA endorse another Gita other than that of Srila Prabhupada? NOTICE! KB swami says that even the original books printed when Srila Prabhupada was here "cannot be trusted" only his books can be trusted! Why is this group so dedicated to undermining Srila Prabhupada?

KB swami ALSO says we Westerners cannot comprehend the Vedic ideals. OK fine, but wasn't he the one who was sitting on the lap of the GBC gurus program -- when we Western folks (ok like me and Sulochana) were opposing this bogus guru's program -- and KB swami was supporting that program? How come we mlecchas are always the ones leading the charge against these false gurus while folks like KB swami were sitting on the GBC guru's lap -- having tea and crumpets with this group? OK read: the supporting cheer leaders of the GBC's gurus are the good guys, and those of us who opposed the bogus GBC gurus are the bad guys. Hmmm, Tamal's agenda all along!

This entire group and especially Krishna Kirtan also claim that they are upset by the molesting infrastructure program. Fine except, the way they fix that problem is, they support and worship a person who was promoting the molester guru process -- like KB swami was doing?

We need to worship a person who was actually a contributing partner to the abuse and murder infrastructure, to fix that same crisis? And thus -- we need to listen to the people who formerly supported the molester guru program like KB swami was doing, and we need to listen to the current supporters of the molester guru program like Hari Sauri. It seems like every time we turn around this group is promoting various pillar cheer leaders of the banning, beating, abuse and murdering program. Ooops, a program that apparently poisoned their guru.

These folks are evidently very upset we do not worship the people who supported, aided and thus co-created the bogus guru infrastructure. They are thus still in the pocket of the bogus acharya's program, and that is why they still support, promote if not worships its cheer leaders. In any case, KB swami's program now seems to be saying there are no authentic versions of Srila Prabhupada's writings (so we need to only read KB swami's writings). Yes, this undermines the authority of Srila Prahabhupada and his writings. "No man cometh unto the father, unless they read the books of KB swami." How handy is that!

Anyway this is actually good news, we are glad this group is showing more and more the real reason they oppose PADA, they are still tethered to the GBC's bogus guru's process and some of its biggest previous and current defenders. As we tried to tell these folks (to no avail apparently), all of the original versions of the Srimad Bhagavatams, Bhagavad Gita, Chaitanya Charitamrta etc. were used by Srila Prabhupada in his classes and lectures, he approved of these versions.

If they are good enough for him they are good enough for us. For this group and / or its members to be saying these original books are no longer authorized, so we have to read KB swami's books, is another version of the GBC gurus writing their own books and having their own tape ministries, its a means of undermining Srila Prabhupada as the acharya and propping up false acharyas. So this group should finally just tell us, why do they want us to surrender to all this foolishness, which is not being followed by any other Prabhupadanugas either? ys pd

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Padmagarbha Das -- (the KB swami folks said) -- "We know how our Guru's books were manipulated, therefore we do not want such a mistake to be repeated. Our Guru did not personally write his books on paper, but he had dictated his books on tapes. Western born newcomers who were not familiar with Krishna philosophy transcribed those tapes and most of the time did not understand what was being said, partly because our Guru spoke English with a Bengali accent.

Therefore the manuscripts were mistyped and his dictated tapes were misrepresented. After the departure of our Guru his dictated tapes were destroyed, therefore no one can say the wrong that exists in our Guru's books were his exact writings, because his dictated tapes are not available for collaboration. We do not want such mistakes to happen in our books and we are very careful what is printed under our name, because our main mission is to give the correct interpretation to the world. We very closely and meticulously supervise each of our books so the correct message reaches correctly to the readers."

............................. With the above statement KB Swami has revealed his true mind, heart, and intent. Here he implies without much subtlety that Srila Prabhupada's books, according to His Divine Grace, the "law books for the next 10,000 years", that they are hopelessly contaminated, and that the intended "correct message" is being "misrepresented" in them. Mind you, he is not referring to the "Jayadvaita edited" books, NO, he makes it most clear that the very books that Srila Prabhupada PERSONALLY supervised the editing of, the books that he lectured from for all the years he was "physically" present, Srila Prabhupada's "ORIGINAL BOOKS", that these books are not to be trusted to be Srila Prabhupada's "exact writings".

And KB Swami then goes on to make the point that in contrast to Srila Prabhupada's books, HIS books are "meticulously supervised" by him and that they therefor exclusively contain the correct message and interpretation. This attempt by KB Swami to discredit His Divine Grace's books [just the writing of his own Bhagavat Gita is ample proof to that fact], his attempt to steer his followers and the world at large away from Srila Prabhupada's, nay, Lord Krsna's most merciful gift to humanity indicates to me that KB Swami is nothing but an a proud, egotistical, and envious demon!

All his pedigree, his education and "knowledge" are but the equivalent of a big jewel in the forehead of a venomous snake! KB Swami does not genuinely accept Srila Prabhupada as his spiritual master, he is devoid of any desire to please either His Divine Grace or Lord Krsna; but instead, I believe, he is simply driven by a need to "get back" at the Movement that rejected, and attempted to humiliate him.

He is driven by the thought, "I am going to show them!"

Krsna Kirtan, you keep emphasizing KB Swami being of such "high birth", born in Vrndavan, in a most respectable Vaisnava family, having memorized thousands upon thousands of slokas, etc. as being proof of his "divinity". However, may I point out, that Jayananda dasa was born in America, in the family of meat-eaters, and he was not particular scholarly, or exceptionally well versed in the Vedic literatures, yet 1,000 KB Swamis do NOT add up to even one Jayananda!

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Jaya Radha Madhava Song (Rasa)


Program Honors Srila Prabhupada's Preaching

Narendra Modi's GMO program

http://news.yahoo.com/modi-bets-gm-crops-indias-second-green-revolution-011917813--sector.html

[PADA: A few devotees have gone very fanatical in attacking Genetically Modified food corporations, which is not something Srila Prabhupada was encouraging, that his devotees need to attack large corporations. The hippies of course were always making noisy protest programs to criticize big companies like Dow Chemical and other corporations, but Srila Prabhupada simply did not engage us in this process. He thought this was social / economic / political agitation.

Of course devotees can and should privately use pure and organic foods -- if they can find them, and if they can afford them, and etc. Many of the devotees we know of simply have to buy whatever they can at the supermarket because they cannot afford the "all organic" whole foods stores.

Testing of random fruit and vegetable grocery stalls in Delhi by the India Food Safety board found that in almost ALL cases ALL of the food stall products were contaminated and "unfit for human consumption" due to so much pollutants in the air siphoning into the food, and pesticides etc. Basically, you either eat contaminated food or you do not eat at all, which is why Srila Prabhupada did not make this a central issue, he was practical.

And now that it turns out even Narendra Modi is in favor of using certain GMO products, which makes these anti-GMO devotees look like anti-government fanatics. In any case, Srila Prabhupada did not want his devotees to be engaged in these social / economic / political arenas in public.

Yes, buy organic if you can, yes buy non GMO if you can, of course this is not even a secret. These anti-GMO devotees think they have discovered some vast amazing secret. Nope, this is common everyday news. Thus, most of the general public already knows about this by now, and as such the average USA housewife tries to buy more pure food for her family, if she can find it and afford it. Meanwhile, most of these anti-GMO devotees are against PADA, because they do not want anyone opposing their GMO sexual predator guru program. ys pd
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Crying Deities in Mayapura?



"The Deities seem to be crying in the temple, lamenting and perspiring. They seem about to leave. All the cities, villages, towns, gardens, mines and hermitages are now devoid of beauty and bereft of all happiness. I do not know what sort of calamities are now awaiting us." 1.14.20

daivatani rudantiva
svidyanti hy uccalanti ca
ime jana-pada gramah
purodyanakarasramah
bhrasta-sriyo niranandah
kim agham darsayanti nah

Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

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PADA: Sacinandan swami and similar other GBC leaders are claiming that the deities in Mayapura were seen spontaneously crying. Really? Generally crying deities are not seen as an auspicious sign, because at the start of Kali Yuga the deities were crying. Then again this could easily be a staged hoax, and likely is. 

Of course all the assembled devotees were crying too "jaya jaya," because honestly there is not much good news to report in GBC land which is why they shut down their Oneiskcon site and Chakra site has died on the vine, due to lack of good news to report.  

I think that the GBC is getting pretty desperate for credibility and so they are now having to resort to these cheap shot tactics to get attention and credibility. A few people will always think these "miracles" are real and they will stick with the GBC, so they are playing on the sentiments of the small number of remaining members to keep them faithful. Of course this begs the question, why are the deities crying? Crying means, they are not happy, and no wonder since the GBC says debauchees are the guru successors to these deities. 

Yes, since the GBC says that the guru successors to God are most of the time debauchees, we are not surprised that they are now reporting that their deity is crying. The only good news is that the GBC meetings are now finally conducting a "Srila Prabhupada position committee," so at least they are theoretically discussing that acharyas are not generally debauchees. ys pd        

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Sattvic Das: When Kirtanananda was hit over the head with an iron bar his so-called disciples were worshiping the scan of his brain on the altar because they saw Lord Narasimha deva in it. In the same line some disciples of Jayapataka maharaja are now saying that the deities of the Pancha Tattva were shedding tears when he was doing kirtan in the temple. Such sort of fanaticism has no place in Vaisnava society. It is dangerous and leads to mental derangement.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Guide to Self Realization Pt.1 (video)


The Dark Well of Material Life



This is a dark well into which the man has fallen. For such a man to get out is extremely difficult unless he is helped by a strong person, a bona fide spiritual master, who helps the fallen person with the strong rope of spiritual instructions. A fallen person should take advantage of this rope, and then the spiritual master, or the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, will take him out of the dark well.

The devotee whose heart has been completely cleansed by the process of devotional service and who is favored by Bhaktidevi does not become bewildered by the external energy, which is just like a dark well.

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Prahlada Maharaja replied: O best of the asuras, King of the demons, as far as I have learned from my spiritual master, any person who has accepted a temporary body and temporary household life is certainly embarrassed by anxiety because of having fallen in a dark well where there is no water but only suffering. One should give up this position and go to the forest [vana]. More clearly, one should go to Vṛndavana, where only Kṛṣṇa consciousness is prevalent, and should thus take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

PURPORT
Hiraṇyakasipu thought that Prahlada, being nothing but a small boy with no actual experience, might reply with something pleasing but nothing practical. Prahlada Maharaja, however, being an exalted devotee, had acquired all the qualities of education.

yasyasti bhaktir bhagavaty akicana
sarvair guṇais tatra samasate suraḥ
harav abhaktasya kuto mahad-guṇa
manorathenasati dhavato bahiḥ

“One who has unflinching devotional faith in Kṛṣṇa consistently manifests all the good qualities of Kṛṣṇa and the demigods. However, he who has no devotion to the Supreme Personality of Godhead has no good qualifications because he is engaged by mental concoction in material existence, which is the external feature of the Lord.” (Bhāg. 5.18.12) So-called educated philosophers and scientists who are simply on the mental platform cannot distinguish between what is actually sat, eternal, and what is asat, temporary. 

The Vedic injunction is asato ma jyotir gama: everyone should give up the platform of temporary existence and approach the eternal platform. The soul is eternal, and topics concerning the eternal soul are actually knowledge. Elsewhere it is said, apasyatam atma-tattvam grheṣu grha-medhinam: [SB 2.1.2] those who are attached to the bodily conception of life and who thus stick to life as a gṛhastha, or householder, on the platform of material sense enjoyment, cannot see the welfare of the eternal soul. 

Prahlada Maharaja confirmed this by saying that if one wants success in life, he should immediately understand from the right sources what his self-interest is and how he should mold his life in spiritual consciousness. One should understand himself to be part and parcel of Krsna and thus completely take shelter of His lotus feet for guaranteed spiritual success. Everyone in the material world is in the bodily conception, struggling hard for existence, life after life. Prahlada Maharaja therefore recommended that to stop this material condition of repeated birth and death, one should go to the forest (vana).

In the varṇasrama system, one first becomes a brahmacari, then a grhastha, a vanaprastha and finally a sannyasi. Going to the forest means accepting vanaprastha life, which is between gṛhastha life and sannyasa. As confirmed in the Viṣṇu Purana (3.8.9), varṇasramacaravata purusena paraḥ puman viṣṇur aradhyate: by accepting the institution of varṇa and asrama, one can very easily elevate himself to the platform of worshiping Viṣnu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. 

Otherwise, if one remains in the bodily conception, one must rot within this material world, and his life will be a failure. Society must have divisions of brahmaṇa, ksatriya, vaisya and sudra, and for spiritual advancement one must gradually develop as a brahmacari, grhastha, vanaprastha and sannyasi. Prahlada Maharaja recommended that his father accept vanaprastha life because as a gṛhastha he was becoming increasingly demoniac due to bodily attachment. Prahlada recommended to his father that accepting vanaprastha life would be better than going deeper and deeper into grham andha-kupam, the blind well of life as a grhastha. In our Krsna consciousness movement we therefore invite all the elderly persons of the world to come to Vṛndavana and stay there in retired life, making advancement in spiritual consciousness, Kṛṣṇa consciousness.


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ALWAYS REMEMBER KRISHNA
NEVER FORGET KRISHNA

Srila Prabhupada: If one simply approaches the holy name with reverence and allows the holy name to enter through his ears into his heart, and especially if he accepts the divine name as his very life and soul, he can enter the deepest, most profound, most sublime of all spiritual mysteries.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Peeping Tom Rabbi Faces Life Imprisonment

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/19/d-c-s-top-rabbi-is-a-peeping-tom.html

[PADA: Oh swell, filming the ladies doing their ritual bath before the ceremony. This guy won't find much sympathy in the prison either, that's for sure. ys pd]
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Srila Prabhupada Asraya Program (Hyderabad)

http://www.iskconbangalore.org/news/iitians-committed-krishna-conscious-life/


PADA: Great progress, this what PADA was saying starting in 1978, lets take shelter of the bona fide acharya: acharya upasanam. So this news is fantastic, more and more people are starting the "Srila Prabhupada Asraya" idea, wow, exactly what we said has to be done all along! Lets do it! We cannot help but notice the many critics of these programs are not doing this much preaching work themselves. ys pd]