Friday, March 16, 2018

Bhaktivedanta Manor President Cancer Diagnosis

Sruti Dharma Das Begins His Fight Against Cancer....
Sruti Dharma Das, Temple president at Bhaktivedanta Manor has been diagnosed with a form of brain cancer. The news was unexpected as there had been no previous indications. Both his family and the temple community are adjusting to the news. Sruti Dharma had been facing various health complaints and his medical advisor spontaneously decided to run further tests beyond what was required. The results of those tests showed several lesions on his brain. He was then admitted to Charing Cross Hospital so that samples for a biopsy could be taken.

The test results confirmed it is cancer.

Over the next weeks and months Sruti Dharma will undergo both radiotherapy and chemotherapy supported by a host of holistic treatments. He has a superb team of health care professionals who are evaluating further treatments now available outside of the UK. During this time of treatment he requires to rest and recuperate. He is at home with family and still very much keeping up with temple matters and the construction plans for the Shree Krishna Haveli community facility.

His family is grateful for the unprecedented support from the community, and they remain optimistic. We ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this time.

Meeting with the temple leaders he emphasized the need for all to go on as usual in the service of Lord Krishna, ‘We need to get the Haveli built and have many more years of service together. This is my test sent by God and I am determined to get a good grade. If you want to pray, pray that I may have the strength to serve you all in a way that pleases Lord Krishna’.

All messages and correspondence for Sruti Dharma Das can be sent to

Any matters regarding health care should be sent to

[PADA: First of all, PADA finds it hard to understand why anyone would want to participate in a "Vedic Teaching Program" which teaches: (A) Krishna is God, and therefore, (B) God's acharya's / successors / and guru lineage contains: drunkards, gamblers, sexual predators, molesters, criminals and even orchestrators of murders. Yep, Krishna is God and therefore His successors are many times, sexual predators and debauchees. What kind of "Vedic Religion" teaches that nonsense? 

Then again, we are told that the Havelli Hallway being constructed is mainly to perhaps promote Hindu weddings and other Hindu programs, to make more money from the Hindus. Really?

One of the exiled people connected to the Manor process says that the Prabhupadanuga devotees are banned and exiled and not allowed to even enter the property. And! The Bhaktivedanta Manor program has become exclusive promoters of the GBC's "illicit sex with men, women and children (and taxi driver's)" acharya's process. Swell. So the Manor is being used to promote the illicit sex acharyas program, in the name of Krishna? Isn't that fraudulent mis-representing of Krishna, to say God's guru successors are a pack of sexual predators, molesters, debauchees and deviants? 

Yet another former citizen of ISKCON says, its no wonder their people are falling down, getting sick and even dying prematurely. They are preaching a horribly deviant idea, that God is a debauchee and criminal, because that is what His successors often are. 

I am not sure what to say here? 

Anyway, someone else said, lets hope they do not replace him with an even worse leader, this guy is the best of their lot, but he is still God-awful for promoting their sexual predator acharya's lineage, but knowing the GBC, his replacement could be miles worse. ys pd]       

Yes, as a matter of fact, I am the master of the entire Jagat!

Yes! I am the most humble person on earth!

Food For Life / Not Supported by GBC?

Claims GBC has shunned and banned their advertising.

What is going on here?



Which brings me to why I bothered to write this Note in the first place. Most of these stories and other stories related to Food for Life Global are flatly ignored by ISKCON’s main news sites (ISKCON News and, and quite frankly, I am perplexed as to why.

They never publish them!

Therefore, I am humbly seeking guidance from the devotee community as to why you think this might be happening? Is there something I need to change or improve in my life to fix this? Is my personality too controversial for ISKCON news?

I am particularly seeking feedback from senior devotees and those that have known me for a long time. So if you are tagged in this note, please know that I am hoping and praying for your advice.
Your servant,

Priyavrata das



BLISS devotees newsletter 03/16/18

Srila Prabhupada's Gayatri Mantra (Video)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking's Views on God

Stephen Hawking: There is no God.

God: There is no more Stephen Hawking.

Just saying! 

IRM / Hitler-ites / Torben Update / Gaura Govinda Maharaja /




4) Gaura Govinda Maharaja folks


[PADA: We still cannot figure out why the IRM mainly uses printed and mailed copes of its magazine and not digital editions. It makes it harder to reach a larger audience. Some devotees might get it mailed to them, some might not, its simply not easy to find a copy for a lot of folks. 

Anyway, the good news is that Krishna Kanta Desai and the IRM are finally catching up to speed with PADA's strategy. In 1997, Yaduraja, Krishna Kanta, Adridharana, Kamsa Hanta et al. all told me that PADA was "too heavy handed with its language and tactics, and it has out-lived its usefulness. We need to make a new strategy, and we will do that by sitting down and forming a cooperative association with the GBC's gurus like Jayapataka and Hrdayananda, and convince them to be ritviks etc." Really?  

As such, PADA's editor needs to completely stop: the book changes lawsuit, the child abuse issue, and most importantly -- drop the poison issue. And PADA's editor needs to retire in the Caribbean and sit on the beach while these IRM folks "negotiate a new beginning with the GBC." That is also what the IRM folks argued about the book changes lawsuit at the time; it is not needed, the IRM is going to "negotiate a deal" with the GBC's gurus to have the originals printed. 

OK, and we said at the time, this is sentimental dreaming in color, none of these compromising proposals will amount to any substantial changes. Worse, our prediction that people like Adridharana would end up in big legal troubles in India came true, he had to go into hiding when the GBC foisted apparently false charges on him. 

FAST FORWARD to the present time of 2018 and voila!, the IRM is now saying what we at PADA have said all along, the GBC's guru hoax is producing hellish consequences, and it has been all along. And nowadays, the biggest argument is: which of these hellish consequences is more hellish than the other? This is the main question being asked nowadays. 

We have the banning, beating, assaulting, molesting, suing and murders of various Vaishnava devotees issue. 

We have the "alienated most of the second generation" issue.

We have the lawsuits, including one that bankrupted the society. 

We have the bad publicity issue. 

We have the changed books issue. 

And did we forget the poison complaint of Srila Prabhupada issue?

And yes, we have the empty temples issue with not enough manpower.

And lest we forget, the whole GBC idea since 1978 is, Krishna's successor gurus and acharyas are often falling down deviants, if not perhaps debauchees, drunkards, sexual predators and criminals. All of these and more are the results of the hellish guru hoax. 

Someone showed me the "Mayapura Guru Services" paper, teaching the proper guru tattva and the parampara system to the newer people. Yep, how did you guess, the guru parampara from God is full of nasty things like -- flies, bugs, mice, rats, cock roaches, deviants, sexual predators, sewage spills, garbage, dope heads, drunkards, .... who knew? So this is one of the perhaps most hellish results, they are attacking the guru parampara full time, all the time, 24/7. 



PADA: Yes thanks prabhu, I checked out your link where Mukunda UK has become a sort of resident "contributing writer / consultant" on some pro-Nazi sites. Yes I see, he is saying Hitler is a righteous warrior, ... and so was Jesus when he whipped the money changers? Yes, he is clearly working with these people who say the UK immigrants (Hindus?) are terrible. Umm, yep we need to rid ourselves of the people who worship Krishna around here!

Worse! Mukunda's is the superior race? Because his race kills and eats animals, makes giant factories, and aborts their babies? Where is any of this taught in the Vedas? I pointed this out a long time ago, Mukunda is advertising mundane speakers using photos of Srila Prabhupada and Krishna and so on.   

Right, but I do blame in part people like Sanat / Prahlad / Gavin Swinden and others who encouraged Mukunda's melt down when they said we were wrong to challenge his Illuminati / Zionist / advertising mundane speakers program. They defended his process and attacked us. So when we said, maybe lets pour some cold water on this hot mess, these thinkers said -- no, lets pour some hot explosive petrol on this mess. Yep, and look at the results!  

These folks clearly wanted this Illumi-nutty thing to grow and grow and grow into a much bigger crisis. And it did. As one ex-kuli said, these guys are just like the GBC, experts at making a huge mess, not so expert at cleaning it up. Anyway! While meditating on WW II, don't forget, we become what we meditate on and worship, and go there in our next life!



Right. Good question. Torben says its easy for anyone to find a living diksha guru, and in fact any of Srila Prabhupada's original disciples can be one. Why has he and his pal Kim Moller not taken initiation from anyone of them in decades then, and they never tell us what their initiation name is or even if they found such a living guru? 

Yes, there are tons of diksha gurus out there, its easy to find one, but they themselves cannot find one since 1978? What is the hold up? It looks like they are going to die waiting to find their living guru, meanwhile at least the ritviks know who their guru is? Basically, Torben is saying that the ritviks should do what he is doing, not have any guru at all. 

Of course Srila Prabhupada says that when a person does not name their guru, they have made themselves their own guru. Why does Torben think he is his own guru? Sorry, in the Vedic process a person has to name their guru or they are mayavadas, or they are their own guru etc.   


4) Gaura Govinda Maharaja 

GGM folks are still promoting his mayavada idea that we do not originate with Krishna.


Hearing about material things is the root cause of material existence:

SB 10.7.1-2 King Parīkṣit said: My lord, Śukadeva Gosvāmī, all the various activities exhibited by the incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead are certainly pleasing to the ear and to the mind. Simply by one’s hearing of these activities, the dirty things in one’s mind immediately vanish. Generally we are reluctant to hear about the activities of the Lord, but Kṛṣṇa’s childhood activities are so attractive that they are automatically pleasing to the mind and ear. 

Thus one’s attachment for hearing about material things, which is the root cause of material existence, vanishes, and one gradually develops devotional service to the Supreme Lord, attachment for Him, and friendship with devotees who give us the contribution of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. If you think it fit, kindly speak about those activities of the Lord.

PURPORT-As stated in the Prema-vivarta:kṛṣṇa-bahirmukha haiyā bhoga-vāñchā karenikaṭa-stha māyā tāre jāpaṭiyā dhare Our material existence is māyā, or illusion, in which we desire different varieties of material enjoyment and therefore change to different varieties of bodies (bhrāmayan sarva-bhūtāni yantrārūḍhāni māyayā [Bg. 18.61]). Asann api kleśada āsa dehaḥ: [SB 5.5.4] as long as we have these temporary bodies, they give us many varieties of tribulation—ādhyātmika, ādhibhautika and ādhidaivika. This is the root cause of all suffering, but this root cause of suffering can be removed by revival of our Kṛṣṇa consciousness. 

All the Vedic literatures presented by Vyāsadeva and other great sages are therefore intended to revive our Kṛṣṇa consciousness, which begins to revive with śravaṇa-kīrtanam. Śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ (Bhāg. 1.2.17). Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and other Vedic literatures exist simply to give us a chance to hear about Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa has different avatāras, or incarnations, all of which are wonderful and which arouse one’s inquisitiveness, but generally such avatāras as Matsya, Kūrma and Varāha are not as attractive as Kṛṣṇa. First of all, however, we have no attraction for hearing about Kṛṣṇa, and this is the root cause of our suffering.

But Parīkṣit Mahārāja specifically mentions that the wonderful activities of baby Kṛṣṇa, which amazed mother Yaśodā and the other inhabitants of Vraja, are especially attractive. From the very beginning of His childhood, Kṛṣṇa killed Pūtanā, Tṛṇāvarta and Śakaṭāsura and showed the entire universe within His mouth. Thus the pastimes of Kṛṣṇa, one after another, kept mother Yaśodā and all the inhabitants of Vraja in great astonishment. The process to revive one’s Kṛṣṇa consciousness is ādau śraddhā tataḥ sādhu-saṅgaḥ (Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu 1.4.15). 

The pastimes of Kṛṣṇa can be properly received from devotees. If one has developed a little bit of Kṛṣṇa consciousness by hearing from Vaiṣṇavas about the activities of Kṛṣṇa, one becomes attached to Vaiṣṇavas who are interested only in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Therefore Parīkṣit Mahārāja recommends that one hear about Kṛṣṇa’s childhood activities, which are more attractive than the activities of other incarnations, such as Matsya, Kūrma and Varāha. Wanting to hear more and more from Śukadeva Gosvāmī, Mahārāja Parīkṣit requested him to continue describing Kṛṣṇa’s childhood activities, which are especially easy to hear and which create more and more inquisitiveness.

Akshaya Patra Expands to UK (Times Of India)

Times Of India: 

Akshaya Patra’s first kitchen in London serves 2,000 vegetarian meals to poor students and the homeless. At Kentish Town in northwest London, around 40 poor men queue up for a paper plate of steaming vegetable stew and rice. “It’s a life-saver in this freezing cold,” explains Andrew Moran, 53, one of the group. 

“A lot of people would starve otherwise.”

No one is aware an Indian charity is funding their meal.

For the past two years, Akshaya Patra Foundation UK / Europe focus has been on fundraising to help pay for 1.6 million midday meals for schoolchildren in India. But the Indian charity has now turned its attention to the poor in Britain.
It has opened its first kitchen in London and started serving 2,000 nutritious vegetarian meals per day for free to students and the homeless. 

Next, it will expand to schoolchildren, the elderly and hospital patients. Half a million children go to school hungry in the UK, 70,000 of whom live in London.
A 2,000-sq ft. makeshift kitchen has been carved out of the basement of a building in Holborn where members of the UK charity "Food for All" make vegetable stew, pasta, and superfood porridge. 

Akshaya Patra has teamed up with the charity to cook and distribute the food in vans and by rickshaws to three feeding points in London for homeless people, and to SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) and LSE (London School of Economics) for poor students.

“Food for All had the manufacturing licences and experience. We will scale it up and make it more organised,” says CEO Bhawani Singh Shekhawat. The philosophy is the same as that used to create mid-day meals but recipes are suited to the local palate. “We don’t offer sambar but it is still ayurvedic, protein-balanced food with no additives and we don’t re-heat,” he adds.
Last summer, as a pilot the charity offered meals to 100 schoolchildren at a holiday club at Newham Catholic College. 

In the UK three million children go hungry during the holidays. “There are families of six living on a food budget of £80 a month who cannot afford to feed their children. Many working parents send their children to these holiday clubs with a bag of crisps. The last meal they had was at 6pm the night before. It is the responsibility of the state but there is a lack of funding,” says Shekhawat.

At the kitchen, Parasuram Das, who founded Food For All and is the head of manufacturing at the Akshaya Patra UK project, is delighted. He had emailed Goldman Sachs the day before, introducing himself as a new bank next door to theirs — except his was a “food bank.” “The next morning they were down here seeing how they could help,” he says. As we speak someone from a building company working on the construction of Goldman Sachs’ new London offices arrives and offers to pay for all the paper plates worth £250 a week and a £35 sack of dal a day.

Das goes around supermarkets each evening collecting wonky vegetables, short-dated products and supermarket surplus which he uses to make dishes. He also receives donations from wholesalers who supply Indian supermarkets in the UK.

[PADA: It has been reported to PADA that Parasuram and his Food For Life workers have been banned from Bhaktivedanta Manor. Of course, if someone like Sivarama swami, Bhakti Chaitanya Swami or Janananda Maharaja et al. want to come there and preach the bogus GBC's standard idea, that Lord Krishna's guru parampara successors are often deviants, sexual predators, drunkards, drug addicts, criminals implicated in murders, people who eat chicken salads and so on, the residents of Bhaktivedanta Manor all fall down and kiss their feet there. 

Then Bhakti Chaitanya swami lectures that he and the other leaders are not experiencing the ecstasy of Lord Chaitanya, well no kidding, because you are preaching that the guru successors to Lord Chaitanya are drunkards, sexual predators and debauchees. You folks are attacking Lord Chaitanya since 1978. 

In other words, apparently at least, only those leaders who preach that God's guru successors are often fallen and debauchees are most welcomed in ISKCON there. Or what? Parasuram prabhu should also link up with the London Prabhupadanugas who are doing Saturday harinama there, these people need to join together and form a support group and make an independent process there. ys pd]

Monday, March 12, 2018

Netflix Series on Bhagavan Sri Rajneesh


Inside the Crazy Sex Cult That Invaded Oregon

The new Netflix docuseries ‘Wild Wild Country’ tells the true story of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a guru who sought to create a metropolis in rural Oregon by any means necessary.


[PADA: "Wild and crazy," hee hee! Yes, possibly what can happen when people think they are God and / or God's living guru spokesman. Wild and crazy? Same response we sometimes get when we tell "regular folks" about the GBC's guru's exploits. This might make a good case study of how things can really go off the rails when people start to declare themselves as divine Godly beings -- when they are not. ys pd]    

Yogapitha / Birthplace of Lord Chaitanya


namo maha-vadanyaya
krsna-prema-pradaya te
krsnaya krsna-caitanya-
namne gaura-tvise namah

namah - obeisances; maha-vadanyaya - who is most munificent and charitably disposed; krsn?a-prema - love of Krishna; pradaya - who can give; te - unto You; krsnaya - the original Personality of Godhead; krsna-caitanya-namne  - under the name Krishna Caitanya; gaura-tvise - whose complexion is the golden complexion of Srimati Radharani; namah - obeisances.

”O most munificent incarnation! You are Krishna Himself appearing as Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu. You have assumed the golden colour of Srimati Radharani, and You are widely distributing pure love of Krishna. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You.

-Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila 19.53


The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, propagated the essence of all religion for the age of Kali - congregational chanting of Lord Hari’s holy name: “HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE / HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE”. Accompanied by His associates, He appeared in Kali-yuga simply to establish the religious practice of congregational chanting.

According to His desire, His eternal associates appeared before Him, taking birth as humans. Ananta Sesa, Siva, Brahma, the sages, and other associates of the Lord all took birth as highly elevated, pure Vaishnavas. Lord Caitanya, Krishna, knew everyone’s position and identity. Most of them took birth in Navadvipa, yet some were born in Orissa, and others in the west. All these associates appeared in different places, but everyone met in Navadvipa-Mayapur. The village Ekachakra is in the Radhadesa district of Bengal. The Supreme Lord Nityananda made His appearance there. Lord Nityananda is an ocean of mercy, the shelter of all Vaishnavas and the giver of devotion.

By goddess Sarasvati’s grace, residents of Navadvipa of all different ages were learned exponents of the scriptures. The people were proud of their material knowledge. Residents mostly wasted their time spending money for sense pleasures and other worldly affairs. As they grew prouder and more materialistic, people’s tastes for devotional service to the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna decreased alarmingly, and in the beginning of Kali-yuga they exhibited the qualities of the future. They squandered large sums on the marriages of their sons and daughters, and in this way they wasted their human life.

Even the so-called learned high priests did not know the purpose of the scriptures. Nobody was engaged in explaining the imports of congregational chanting of Lord Krishna’s holy name- “the religion of Kali-yuga” - they spent their time simply finding faults in others. As for the superstitious so-called renunciates and hermits, not a single name of God ever escaped their mouths. Those considered most pious in society were heard repeating the Lord’s name Govinda only once at the time of daily ablution. Devotional perspectives were invariably absent in explaining transcendental literatures like Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.

The devotees of the Lord became distressed seeing the mass of people engrossed in material existence under the external energy of the Lord. How can all these living entities be liberated? They are completely mesmerized by the myth of sense pleasures. Although people were requested to chant Krishna’s holy name, they refused and instead they foolishly busied themselves acquiring fruitless material knowledge.

The elevated Vaishnavas continued their devotional activities by worshiping Lord Sri Krishna, and discussing Krishna conscious topics. They became moved to benedict humanity and prayed that Lord Krishna would quickly shower His mercy upon them.

Foremost of the great Vaishnavas in Navadvipa was Sri Advaita Acarya. He was a preeminent spiritual preceptor and exponent on knowledge of the absolute science of devotion and renunciation. His delineation of Krishna conscious topics equalled Lord Siva’s. On all existing scriptures His explanations arrived at the same conclusion-the essence of everything is devotion to Lord Krishna’s lotus feet.

Advaita Acarya constantly worshiped Lord Krishna with great devotion, offering Him tulasi blossoms and Ganges water. His intense attachment for Lord Krishna made him resound in loud exaltation, and the sound penetrated the coverings of the material world. In that manner Advaita Acarya spent His days in Navadvipa, where He suffered acute pain at the sight of persons bereft of devotional service. He had a very compassionate nature, He was always thinking of how to liberate the conditioned souls.

“If My Lord descends, He can liberate everyone. I can boast of being an incarnation of Lord Maha-Visnu only if I can convince the Lord of Vaikuntha, Krishna, to appear in this world. And when that Lord of Vaikuntha descends in person, I shall sing and dance in joy and liberate all the conditional souls.” Considering matters in this way, He constantly worshiped the lotus feet of Krishna with undeviating resolve.

Each one of the magnanimous devotees executed his spiritual duties and knew nothing besides devotional service to Krishna. They were unaware of their own spiritual identities (svarupa), yet they mixed intimately as confidential friends. Wherever they looked they saw a world devoid of devotion, and their hearts were burning with sorrow. They found no one with any taste for the nectar of Lord Krishna’s pastimes, so they simply glorified the Lord amongst themselves. The devotees would gather together for several hours in Sri Advaita Acarya’s residence discussing topics of Lord Krishna, and in this manner they dispelled their grief. The devotees saw the world burning in the flames of material existence, and there was no place to discuss topics of Krishna consciousness. This caused them great sorrow.

Lord Chaitanya's Neem Tree

Sri Advaita Acarya and the other Vaishnavas tried to make the people God conscious, but not a soul appreciated them.

Stricken with grief due to people’s suffering, Sri Advaita Acarya began fasting, and the Vaishnavas sighed deeply at the situation. “Why sing and dance for Krishna? What is the meaning of congregational chanting of the Lord’s holy name? Who are the Vaishnavas?” Gross materialistic people running after wealth and family do not comprehend any of these things. Indeed such atheists only taunt and laugh at the Vaishnavas.

As evening descended, Srivasa Thakura and His three brothers would loudly sing the Lord’s name in their house. The atheistic neighbours vilified Srivasa Thakura, pronouncing him mad. They declared that the entire village would be destroyed because of him. The tyrannical Muslim rulers would tear the village apart if they heard people loudly chanting God’s name. Some envious neighbours said they would break down Srivasa Thakura’s house and float it down the river in order to get rid of him.

Someone said, “Only when Srivasa Thakura leaves will the village be peaceful again. Otherwise the Muslim rulers will torture us.”

When the saintly Vaishnavas heard such threats from the atheists they simply wept and revealed their sorrow to Lord Krishna. Sri Advaita Acarya burned with rage on hearing this news, and, unconcerned with His undressed state, He addressed the Vaishnavas in these words, “Listen Srivasa, Gangadasa, and Suklambara. I shall make Lord Krishna appear before everyone’s eyes. Lord Krishna will come personally and liberate everyone. He will take you with Him, and we will all teach the atheists love of Godhead. And if I fail to keep My promise, I shall manifest My four-handed form and take up the disc. I shall sever the heads of all the atheists. Then will it be accepted that Lord Krishna is My Lord and master and I am His proper servitor.”

Sri Advaita Acarya continually spoke in this way, and He worshiped the lotus feet of Lord Krishna with a solemn vow. All the devotees also worshiped Lord Krishna’s lotus feet with great attention and continuous tears.

Sri Jagannatha Misra, the transcendental personality, resided in Navadvipa, and like Vasudeva, Lord Krishna’s father, He was always engaged in spiritual activities. He was magnanimous and possessed the best of all brahminical qualities. His dedicated wife, Srimati Sachidevi, was the embodiment of devotion to the Supreme Lord. She was the universal mother. All her eight daughters passed away, and she was left with one greatly fortunate son, Visvarupa. Sri Visvarupa was as beautiful and charming as Cupid and the source of joy for His parents. From birth Sri Visvarupa was renounced, and in His childhood He mastered the different scriptures.

Harinama Samkirtana

[PADA: We believe that the movement of Lord Chaitanya, i.e. chanting the holy names of God, will continue on with or without an official institution. Or there may be a number of institutions and sanghas that are not fully unified. It would be nice if the devotees could unite and promote the process together, but the chanting of the Lord's name will go on regardless of the material external situations. 

The good news is, more and more people want to chant the holy names under the banner of worship of the primary acharya who brought the process out most recently, and that is Srila Prabhupada. Anyway its encouraging to see so many people chanting the names of the Lord, because this will help them get purified more and more, and onto the right path eventually in time, as we see factually happening gradually. We get a lot of readers from ISKCON's circles and no doubt people are thinking about, and probably talking to their friends about, all these issues more and more.

As Srila Prabhupada says, the little comets may come past the earth and make a big flash in the sky for a short period of time, but the full moon eventually re-emerges as the main source of light. ys pd] 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

INDO ARYAN Languages of past 8000 years.

INDO ARYAN Languages of past 8000 years.

Indo Aryan languages are all derivatives of Mother language Sanskrit - the most complete human language of this planet. These include almost all languages of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Balochistan, Kurdi communities in Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and some areas of Caspian.

Many languages that are in red like Prakrit, Gandhari, Vedda, Niya, Avestan, Scythian, Bactrian, Khotani, Khwarezmian, Saka, Sarmatian, Pamiri, Vanji, Old Persian, Mediani, Alanic, Sogdian, Parthian, Zaza Gorani are no longer in colloquial usage or rather extinct as they were originally known. Some of them may have corrupted into some colloquial usage among smaller communities that have been merged by force by Islamic influence that literally bulldozed hundreds of ancient communities and forced them to merge, disappear or be absorbed by invaders. 

This branch includes two sub-branches: Indic and Iranian. Today these languages are predominant in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bengali communities, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Blochistani communities Iran and its vicinity and also in areas from the Black Sea to western China.

Sanskrit, which belongs to the Indic sub-branch, is the best known among the early languages of this branch; its oldest variety, Vedic Sanskrit, is preserved in the Vedas, a collection of hymns and other religious texts of ancient India. 

Now there are two theories. One says Indic speakers entered into the Indi subcontinent, coming from central Asia around 1500 BCE: In the Rig-Veda, the hymn 1.131 speaks about a legendary journey that may be considered a distant memory of this migration. My research, is that Sanskrit was the root mother language spoken around the great ancient India and its speakers expanded in entire Central Asia, Anatolia, Caspian, Mediterranean, Gulf of Arabia / Persia and to most Mediterr. coast and Egypt.

Avestan is a language that forms part of the Iranian group. Old Avestan (sometimes called Gathic Avestan) is the oldest preserved language of the Iranian sub-branch, the “sister” of Sanskrit, which is the language used in the early Zoroastrian religious texts. Another important language of the Iranian sub-branch is Old Persian, which is the language found in the royal inscriptions of the Achaemenid dynasty, starting in the late 6th century BCE. The earliest datable evidence of this branch dates back to about 1300 BCE. I will be posting more info on Avestan and its relation with Sanskrit shortly.

Today, many Indic languages are spoken in India and Pakistan, such as Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and Bengali. Iranian languages such as Farsi (modern Persian), Pashto, and Kurdish are spoken in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.

The Indo-Aryan or Indic languages are the key language family of the Indian subcontinent and South Asia. They constitute a branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, itself a branch of the Indo-European language family. Indo-Aryan speakers form about one half of all Indo-European speakers (about 1.5 of 3 billion), and more than half of all Indo-European languages recognized by Ethnologue. While the languages are primarily spoken in South Asia, pockets of Indo-Aryan languages are found to be spoken in Europe and the Middle East.

The largest in terms of native speakers are Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu, about 250 million), Bengali (about 200 million), Punjabi (about 100 million) Marathi (about 70 million), Gujarati (about 50 million), Rajasthani (about 50 million), Bhojpuri (about 40 million), Awadhi (about 38 million), Maithili (about 30 million), Odia (about 30 million), Sindhi (about 25 million), Braj Bhasha (about 21 million), Saraiki (about 20 million), Chhattisgarhi (about 18 million), Nepali (about 16 million), Sinhala (about 15 miilion), Assamese (about 15 million), Haryanvi (about 13 million), Kannauji (about 9 million), Bagheli (about 8 million), Kashmiri (about 6 million), Dogri (about 4 million), and Bundeli (abut 3 million), Garhwali (about 3 million), Kumaoni (about 2 million), with a total number of native speakers of more than 900 million. Dogri of Jammu Kashmir is same language spoken in Occupied Kashmir area where it is called Potohari/Potwari and also a variation called Hindko.

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Relocating Vrndavana's Monkeys Project

[PADA: Many devotees report "monkey madness" since they have "taken over the city." Heh heh heh, lets see what happens. ys pd]

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Columbus Dispatch News: New Krishna Temple

[PADA: Well yep, at least the "Indian congregation" folks are taking things over and doing something. Something is better than nothing. Probably, they know the GBC's gurus are blooping and flopping left, right and center and thus Srila Prabhupada should be the main focus (de facto ritvik). ys pd]