Friday, October 30, 2015

Vrndavana Cows


Give Out Books for Christmas!



Hare Krishna! The holiday season is approaching fast and everyone wants to purchase gifts to give to their friends and families. Devotees have discovered this is the perfect time to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books. Prabhupada's books are the perfect gift for anyone. Somehow the transcendental knowledge in his books touches the heart of anyone who reads them.

It is our responsibility as followers of Srila Prabhupada to make an effort to distribute his books to the fallen conditioned souls. That is the greatest gift we can give to the world.

If we try to distribute the books Prabhupada will be pleased and pleasing the pure devotee of Krishna is the only way we can make spiritual advancement.

Srila Prabhupada said: "If you love me distribute my books."

So distributing Prabhupada's books is good for everyone including ourselves.

The first step in distributing Prabhupada's books is to get some books!

So please go to:

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Get some books and distribute them to your friends and family members and to the general public.

You will be doing the greatest service to the world and also the greatest service to yourself.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bhagavan Das forum about "fallen gurus"

http://www.bhagavanacbsp.com/

[PADA: Of course, Srila Prabhupada says there is no such thing as a fallen guru, if he is fallen -- he never was a guru. Bhagavan das has ran off to the Gaudiya Matha folks like Narayan Maharaja, who helped Tamal, Satsvarupa and the entire GBC institute their "guru reform," wherein -- they said their "gurus" are often fallen and deviant, who then need to be chastised, monitored, censured, removed and "reformed," and so on. Relativised acharya ... ys pd]  


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GG: You may be aware that there has been a ten year court battle between ISKCON authorities and the management of the Bangalore Temple and millions and millions have been spent.

Bhagavan das: Prabhupāda wrote in his diary when he first came to New York, that he received a few dollars donation from one of his guests so he was able to go out and buy chapati flour to offer to Krishna. When I was GBC in India, he chastised us for being a few paisas off in the bank reconciliation. Prabhupāda hated waste and squandering. Evidently those signing the checks are convinced that he approves going to court is the only way to resolve this conflict

Going to court is gambling, regardless of how airtight you think your case is. Gambling is something to be avoided when dispensing laxmi, especially laxmi that belongs to your guru. The courts are often no better than gambling casinos. Not being KC enough to call forth the Deity or guru’s presence into the quandary necessitates this wasteful misuse of laxmi to the lawyers. This is the state of affairs today. The leadership does not see how they are causal in bringing any of this about.

The challenge here is that there are two opposing forces to everything. Two opposing ISKCONS, two opposing sets of GBC, two philosophies of initiations, two sets of Prabhupāda’s giving each party the go ahead to do battle - and two Krishnas that everyone is depending on to defeat the other party.

I do not believe that Prabhupāda would want his funds to be spent fighting for years in courts, regardless of where the funds came from. I do believe that he would want all money to be used for nonviolent goals and not be put into the pockets of lawyers. I do believe that he would not tolerate the viciousness of attacks by either party.

There is no certainty that all parties involved have made no errors or done everything with true righteousness without a pinch of self-righteousness. As such, Krishna can appear to either party as an unexpected turn of events that can foil even those who are convinced they have the best intentions. Why is it said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions? It is because good intentions can have denial intertwined with truth and that can lead one to unfortunate places. One need only look at the gurukula history or the guru history to see this twist.

[PADA: People like myself and Sulochana tried to reign in the guru abuses, gurukula abuses and many other crimes going on, but we were not supported whatever by people like Bhagavan das, Narayan Maharaja et al. The Bangalore court case is the result of Bhagavan das's making up the big lie that 11 gurus had been appointed, its gone to court now because his lie took over the society. ys pd]


Quotes on pseudo religionists (by Mahesh raja)


[PADA: If you want to forget Krishna, He will give intelligence how to forget Him.]


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

Note: ISKCON’S bogus GBC gang of making money “gurus”(demons) and supporters EXPOSED as is their DESTINATION:

SB 8.10.6 P The Battle Between the Demigods and the Demons

There ARE ALWAYS TWO KINDS OF MEN IN THIS UNIVERSE, NOT ONLY ON THIS PLANET BUT ALSO IN HIGHER PLANETARY SYSTEMS. All the kings dominating planets like the sun and moon also have enemies like Rahu. It is because of occasional attacks upon the sun and moon by Rahu that eclipses take place. THE FIGHTING BETWEEN THE DEMONS AND DEMIGODS IS PERPETUAL; IT CANNOT BE STOPPED UNLESS INTELLIGENT PERSONS FROM BOTH SIDES TAKE TO KRSNA CONSCIOUSNESS.

730715BG.LON Lectures

SO THE ATHEIST CLASS, DEMON CLASS, THEY WANT TO FORGET KRSNA. SO KRSNA GIVES HIM SUCH INTELLIGENCE THAT HE CAN SPEAK OF ATHEISM SO MANY VOLUMES. BUT HE IS GETTING THAT INTELLIGENCE FROM KRSNA. KRSNA GIVES EVERYONE THE CHANCE THAT “WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO, YOU CAN DO. I WILL GIVE YOU INTELLIGENCE. 

So if you want to become atheist, then I will give you intelligence how to become first-class atheist, like Hiranyakasipu, Ravana, Kamsa. And if you want to become devotee, then I will give you intelligence also in that way.” Buddhi-yogam dadami tam yena mam upayanti te. Tesam satata-yuktanam bhajatam priti-purvakam. Anyone who is engaged in His service with love and affection, tesam, not all, not all… Because not all, not everyone wants to serve Him

730811BG.PAR Lectures

Prakrteh kriyamanani gunaih karmani sarvasah. Everything is done by prakrti under the direction of Krsna. This is the position. So there are so many thing. If you have got little brain, try to understand. Then knowledge is perfect. Even by studying, simply by studying these two or three lines in this thirteenth chapter, you can become a perfect knower. And if you follow Krsna’s instruction … He is giving you instruction. He’s ready to give you instruction. From inside and outside also. Inside He’s sitting. He’s ready to give you instructions. 

SARVASYA CAHAM HRDI SANNIVISTO. “I AM SITTING IN EVERYONE’S HEART.”
MATTAH SMRTIR JNANAM APOHANAM CA: “FROM ME, ONE REMEMBERS, ONE FORGETS.” WHEN YOU FORGET SOMETHING, THAT IS ALSO KRSNA’S TRICK. BECAUSE… JUST LIKE THERE ARE SOME PERSONS WHO ARE DEVOTEES AND SOME PERSONS WHO ARE DEMONS. SO IF ANYONE WANTS TO BECOME A DEMON, KRSNA IS WITHIN. HE’LL GIVE HIM INTELLIGENCE IN SUCH A WAY THAT HE BECOMES A FIRST-CLASS DEMON. 

What is the duty of the first-class demon? That he’ll never understand Krsna. (laughter) That is first-class demon. And if you want to hear Krsna, then he will give you such instruction as you will be relieved from this miserable condition of material life and go back to home, back to Godhead. He’s ready. But He does not speak generally, to the non-devotee. If you become a devotee, pure devotee, without any motive, then Krsna is sitting within your heart. He says: tesam satata-yuktanam bhajatam priti-purvakam. “Persons who are twenty-four hours engaged in My service with love and faith,” buddhi-yogam dadami tam: “I give him such intelligence by which he can come back to home, back to Godhead.”

750130BG.HAW Lectures

THAT FREEDOM IS THERE. IF YOU WANT TO REMAIN AS A DEMON, THEN KRSNA WILL SUPPLY YOU ALL THE INGREDIENTS, HOW YOU CAN FLOURISH AS A DEMON.

770124LE.BHU Lectures

Prabhupada: God is doing everything. I have already explained. IF YOU WANT TO REMAIN A DEMON, GOD WILL KEEP YOU IN DEMONIC CONDITION. That’s it. He is doing everything. That’s a fact. And if you want to be devotee, then God can make you devotee also. Ye yatha mam prapadyante tams tathaiva bhajami.

KB 1 Advent of Lord Krsna

Vasudeva tried to pacify Kamsa by good instruction as well as by philosophical discrimination, but Kamsa was not to be pacified because his association was demoniac. Because of his demoniac associations, he was always a demon, although born in a very high royal family. A DEMON NEVER CARES FOR ANY GOOD INSTRUCTION. HE IS JUST LIKE A DETERMINED THIEF; ONE CAN GIVE HIM MORAL INSTRUCTION, BUT IT WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE. SIMILARLY, THOSE WHO ARE DEMONIAC OR ATHEISTIC BY NATURE CAN HARDLY ASSIMILATE ANY GOOD INSTRUCTION, HOWEVER AUTHORIZED IT MAY BE. 

That is the difference between demigod and demon. Those who can accept good instruction and try to live their lives in that way are called demigods, and those who are unable to take such good instruction are called demons. Failing in his attempt to pacify Kamsa, Vasudeva wondered how he would protect his wife Devaki. When there is imminent danger, an intelligent person should try to avoid the dangerous position as far as possible. But if, in spite of endeavoring by all intelligence, one fails to avoid the dangerous position, there is no fault on his part. One should try his best to execute his duties, but if the attempt fails, he is not at fault.

BERGSON Henri Bergson Philosophy

Prabhupada: YES, YES. HE IS THE SUPREME POWER. HE CAN DO THAT. SO IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO FORGET KRSNA PERSISTENTLY – IN SPITE OF KRSNA’S INSTRUCTION, DEVOTEE’S INSTRUCTION, ONE DOES NOT CARE, HE PERSISTS TO BECOME A DEMON – KRSNA IS WITHIN THE HEART OF EVERYONE, SO HE GIVES HIM CHANCE TO BECOME MORE AND MORE SO THAT HE COMPLETELY FORGETS HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. 

That is explained in another place, ksipamy ajasram anta yonisu. In the Sixteenth Chapter. (aside:) You can find out. So that this rascal, life after life, remains a rascal. That is Krsna’s punishment, that he is kept in perpetual darkness. But it is the mercy of Krsna’s devotee, a Vaisnava, he is more compassionate, that “This rascal, he is in perpetual darkness. Let me try to relieve.” Therefore Bhaktivinoda Thakura says, vaisnava thakura tomara kukkura. “Vaisnava devotee, kindly accept me as your dog.” Because as Narottama dasa Thakura says, chadiya vaisnava seva: “Unless one who gets the shelter of a Vaisnava, he will perpetually remain in darkness.” (aside:) Have you got?

Hari-sauri:

tan aham dvisatah kruran
samsaresu naradhaman
ksipamy ajasram asubhan
asurisv eva yonisu

"THOSE WHO ARE ENVIOUS AND MISCHIEVOUS, WHO ARE THE LOWEST AMONG MEN, ARE CAST BY ME INTO THE OCEAN OF MATERIAL EXISTENCE, INTO VARIOUS DEMONIAC SPECIES OF LIFE."

Prabhupada: THEY WILL BE PUNISHED TO FORGET GOD, FORGET. HE WANTS TO FORGET, SO APOHANAM CA, MATTAH… THE BRAIN IS THERE, BUT KRSNA WANTS THAT THIS RASCAL SHOULD BE PUNISHED TO FORGET GOD. THEN HE WILL BE PUNISHED MORE BY THE MATERIAL NATURE, DAIVI HY ESA GUNAMAYI. MAYA’S BUSINESS IS TO PUNISH THE DEMON, SO MAYA KEEPS HIM IN DEMONIC LIFE SO THAT HE MAY BE PUNISHED MORE AND MORE. And Krsna gives intelligence to a devotee, tesam satata-yuktanam bhajatam priti-purvakam. One who is engaged in devotional service, trying sincerely, from within He is giving instruction, “Do like this. Do like this.

730617SB.MAY Lectures

So here it is stated that vamsam kuror vamsa-davagni-nirhrtam. When everything was finished… Krsna knows how to kill the demons, setting fire. Just like you… Some way or other, if there is fire in the forest, automatically, so many trees, so many animals, so many other things, they become devastated, burned into ashes. 

SO KRSNA, BY THE POLICY OF KRSNA, ALL THE DEMONS WERE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN THE BATTLEFIELD OF KURUKSETRA, and set them… The fire was set, fighting, and they died. When Arjuna was hesitating to fight, Arjuna was at last informed that “Why you are hesitating? It is all My plan. You fight or don’t fight, it doesn’t matter. These people are not going back home. They will die here.” Nimitta-matram bhava savyasacin: “You just become only a nimitta, an immediate cause. Everything is arranged. But if you fight, you get the credit. I want to see My devotee gets the credit. Everything I am doing.”

750323AR.MAY Lectures

Prabhupada: Many countries. It is unnatural to deny God. It is unnatural. This is also Krsna’s another magic. All such people who had any doubt about Krsna, they have been kept over there in Russia. JUST LIKE THE OTHER DAY THERE WAS A TRAIN CRASH ACCIDENT. SO ALL THESE RASCALS THEY ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN THAT WAY IN A TRAIN OR TWO TRAIN, AND THEY SMASHED. THAT IS… JUST LIKE KRSNA DID IN BATTLE OF KURUKSETRA. ALL THE RASCALS WERE BROUGHT INTO THE BATTLEFIELD AND FINISHED. (end)

KB 64 The Story of King Nrga

Lord Krsna continued: “If some foolish king who is puffed up by his wealth, prestige and power wants to usurp a brahmana’s property, it should be understood that such a king is clearing his path to hell; he does not know how much he has to suffer for such unwise action. 

If someone takes away the property of a very liberal brahmana who is encumbered by a large dependent family, then such a usurper is put into the hell known as Kumbhipaka; not only is he put into this hell, but his family members also have to accept such a miserable condition of life. 

A PERSON WHO TAKES AWAY PROPERTY WHICH HAS EITHER BEEN AWARDED TO A BRAHMANA OR GIVEN AWAY BY HIM IS CONDEMNED TO LIVE FOR AT LEAST 60,000 YEARS AS MISERABLY AS AN INSECT IN STOOL. 

Therefore I instruct you, all My boys and relatives present here, do not, even by mistake, take the possession of a brahmana and thereby pollute your whole family. If someone even wishes to possess such property, let alone attempts to take it away by force, the duration of his life will be reduced. He will be defeated by his enemies, and after being bereft of his royal position, when he gives up his body he will become a serpent. A serpant gives trouble to all other living entities. My dear boys and relatives, I therefore advise you that even if a brahmana becomes angry with you and calls you by ill names or cuts you, still you should not retaliate. 

On the contrary, you should smile, tolerate him and offer your respects to the brahmana. You know very well that even I Myself offer My obeisances to the brahmanas with great respect three times daily. You should therefore follow My instruction and example. I shall not forgive anyone who does not follow them, and I shall punish him. You should learn from the example of King Nrga that even if someone unknowingly usurps the property of a brahmana, he is put into a miserable condition of life.”

Bg 16.19 T The Divine And Demoniac Natures

tan aham dvisatah kruran
samsaresu naradhaman
ksipamy ajasram asubhan
asurisv eva yonisu

TRANSLATION

THOSE WHO ARE ENVIOUS AND MISCHIEVOUS, WHO ARE THE LOWEST AMONG MEN, ARE CAST BY ME INTO THE OCEAN OF MATERIAL EXISTENCE, INTO VARIOUS DEMONIAC SPECIES OF LIFE.

PURPORT

In this verse it is clearly indicated that the placing of a particular individual soul in a particular body is the prerogative of the supreme will. The demoniac person may not agree to accept the supremacy of the Lord, and it is a fact that he may act according to his own whims, but his next birth will depend upon the decision of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and not on himself. In the Srimad-Bhagavatam, Third Canto, it is stated that an individual soul, after his death, is put into the womb of a mother where he gets a particular type of body under the supervision of superior power. 

Therefore in the material existence we find so many species of life–animals, insects, men, and so on. ALL ARE ARRANGED BY THE SUPERIOR POWER. THEY ARE NOT ACCIDENTAL. AS FOR THE DEMONIAC, IT IS CLEARLY SAID HERE THAT THEY ARE PERPETUALLY PUT INTO THE WOMBS OF DEMONS, AND THUS THEY CONTINUE TO BE ENVIOUS, THE LOWEST OF MANKIND. SUCH DEMONIAC SPECIES OF LIFE ARE HELD TO BE ALWAYS FULL OF LUST, ALWAYS VIOLENT AND HATEFUL AND ALWAYS UNCLEAN. THEY ARE JUST LIKE SO MANY BEASTS IN A JUNGLE.

SB 5.26.6 A Description of the Hellish Planets

The King of the pitas is Yamaraja, the very powerful son of the sun-god. He resides in Pitrloka with his personal assistants and, while abiding by the rules and regulations set down by the Supreme Lord, has his agents, the Yamadutas, bring all the sinful men to him immediately upon their death. AFTER BRINGING THEM WITHIN HIS JURISDICTION, HE PROPERLY JUDGES THEM ACCORDING TO THEIR SPECIFIC SINFUL ACTIVITIES AND SENDS THEM TO ONE OF THE MANY HELLISH PLANETS FOR SUITABLE PUNISHMENTS.

PURPORT

Yamaraja is not a fictitious or mythological character; he has his own abode, Pitrloka, of which he is king. AGNOSTICS MAY NOT BELIEVE IN HELL, BUT SUKADEVA GOSVAMI AFFIRMS THE EXISTENCE OF THE NARAKA PLANETS, WHICH LIE BETWEEN THE GARBHODAKA OCEAN AND PATALALOKA. YAMARAJA IS APPOINTED BY THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD TO SEE THAT THE HUMAN BEINGS DO NOT VIOLATE HIS RULES AND REGULATIONS. As confirmed in Bhagavad-gita (4.17):

karmano hy api boddhavyam
boddhavyam ca vikarmanah
akarmanas ca boddhavyam
gahana karmano gatih

“The intricacies of action are very hard to understand. Therefore one should know properly what action is, what forbidden action is, and what inaction is. “One should understand the nature of karma, vikarma and akarma, and one must act accordingly. This is the law of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The conditioned souls, who have come to this material world for sense gratification, are allowed to enjoy their senses under certain regulative principles. 

IF THEY VIOLATE THESE REGULATIONS, THEY ARE JUDGED AND PUNISHED BY YAMARAJA. HE BRINGS THEM TO THE HELLISH PLANETS AND PROPERLY CHASTISES THEM TO BRING THEM BACK TO KRSNA CONSCIOUSNESS. By the influence of maya, however, the conditioned souls remain infatuated with the mode of ignorance. Thus in spite of repeated punishment by Yamaraja, they do not come to their senses, but continue to live within the material condition, committing sinful activities again and again.

750214BG.MEX Lectures

Prabhupada: HE MAY NOT BELIEVE IN THE LAW, BUT LAW IS LAW. IF SOMEBODY SAYS “I CAN COMMIT SOME CRIMINAL ACT, BUT I DON’T BELIEVE IN THE COURT’S JUDGEMENT,” WILL IT BE ACCEP…? YOU BELIEVE OR NOT BELIEVE; THE LAW WILL ACT. JUST LIKE IF YOU INFECT SOME DISEASE, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, IF YOU CONTAMINATE, THEN YOU MUST DEVELOP THAT DISEASE. THAT IS THE LAW. SO WE ARE CONTAMINATING OURSELF WITH DIFFERENT LAWS OF MATERIAL NATURE, AND ACCORDING TO THAT LAW, WE HAVE TO ACCEPT THE BODY. The material laws are not under your control; you are under the control of material laws.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bg 16.4 T The Divine And Demoniac Natures

dambho darpo ‘bhimanas ca
krodhah parusyam eva ca
ajnanam cabhijatasya
partha sampadam asurim

SYNONYMS

dambhah–pride; darpah–arrogance; abhimanah–conceit; ca–and; krodhah–anger; parusyam–harshness; eva–certainly; ca–and; ajnanam–ignorance; ca–and; abhijatasya–one who is born of; partha–O son of Prtha; sampadam–nature; asurim–demoniac.

TRANSLATION

ARROGANCE, PRIDE, ANGER, CONCEIT, HARSHNESS AND IGNORANCE–these qualities belong to those of demoniac nature, O son of Prtha.

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.

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.

KB 1 Advent of Lord Krsna

This action of Kamsa is not very difficult to understand. There are many instances in the history of the world of persons in the royal order who have killed father, brother, or a whole family and friends for the satisfaction of their ambitions. THERE IS NOTHING ASTONISHING ABOUT THIS, FOR THE DEMONIAC CAN KILL ANYONE FOR THEIR NEFARIOUS AMBITIONS.

SB 7.4.43 P Hiranyakasipu Terrorizes the Universe

When a demon like Hiranyakasipu, despite his elevated position due to severe austerities, begins to tease a devotee, he begins falling down, and the results of his austerities dwindle. ONE WHO OPPRESSES A PURE DEVOTEE LOSES ALL THE RESULTS OF HIS AUSTERITIES, PENANCES AND PIOUS ACTIVITIES. Since Hiranyakasipu was now inclined to chastise his most exalted devotee son, Prahlada Maharaja, his opulences began dwindling.


KB 4 Kamsa Begins His Persecutions

Thus being advised by the demoniac ministers, Kamsa, who was from the very beginning the greatest rascal, decided to persecute the brahmanas and Vaisnavas, being entrapped by the shackles of all-devouring, eternal time. He ordered the demons to harass all kinds of saintly persons, and then he entered his house. The adherents of Kamsa were all influenced by the modes of passion as well as illusioned by the modes of ignorance, and their only business was to create enmity with saintly persons. Such activities can only reduce the duration of life. 

The demons accelerated the process and invited their deaths as soon as possible. The result of persecuting saintly persons is not only untimely death. The act is so offensive that the actor also gradually loses his beauty, his fame and his religious principles, and his promotion to higher planets is also checked. DRIVEN BY VARIOUS KINDS OF MENTAL CONCOCTIONS, THE DEMONS DIMINISH ALL KINDS OF WELFARE. AN OFFENSE AT THE LOTUS FEET OF THE DEVOTEES AND BRAHMANAS IS A GREATER OFFENSE THAN THAT COMMITTED AT THE LOTUS FEET OF THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD. THUS A GODLESS CIVILIZATION BECOMES THE SOURCE OF ALL CALAMITIES.

Madhya 15.270 The Lord Accepts Prasada at the House of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

Being envious of the Lord and His devotees is not at all auspicious for a demon. BY SUCH ENVY, A DEMON LOSES EVERYTHING CONSIDERED BENEFICIAL.

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SB 7.4.43 P Hiranyakasipu Terrorizes the Universe

When a demon like Hiranyakasipu, despite his elevated position due to severe austerities, begins to tease a devotee, he begins falling down, and the results of his austerities dwindle. ONE WHO OPPRESSES A PURE DEVOTEE LOSES ALL THE RESULTS OF HIS AUSTERITIES, PENANCES AND PIOUS ACTIVITIES. Since Hiranyakasipu was now inclined to chastise his most exalted devotee son, Prahlada Maharaja, his opulences began dwindling.

KB 4 Kamsa Begins His Persecutions

Thus being advised by the demoniac ministers, Kamsa, who was from the very beginning the greatest rascal, decided to persecute the brahmanas and Vaisnavas, being entrapped by the shackles of all-devouring, eternal time. He ordered the demons to harass all kinds of saintly persons, and then he entered his house. The adherents of Kamsa were all influenced by the modes of passion as well as illusioned by the modes of ignorance, and their only business was to create enmity with saintly persons. Such activities can only reduce the duration of life. The demons accelerated the process and invited their deaths as soon as possible. 

THE RESULT OF PERSECUTING SAINTLY PERSONS IS NOT ONLY UNTIMELY DEATH. THE ACT IS SO OFFENSIVE THAT THE ACTOR ALSO GRADUALLY LOSES HIS BEAUTY, HIS FAME AND HIS RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES, AND HIS PROMOTION TO HIGHER PLANETS IS ALSO CHECKED.

Madhya 15.270 The Lord Accepts Prasada at the House of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

Being envious of the Lord and His devotees is not at all auspicious for a demon. BY SUCH ENVY, A DEMON LOSES EVERYTHING CONSIDERED BENEFICIAL.

72-12-14.Letter: Tusta Krsna

As for your next question, can only a few pure devotees deliver others, anyone, if he is a pure devotee he can deliver others, he can become spiritual master. But unless he on that platform he should not attempt it. THEN BOTH OF THEM WILL TO GO TO HELL, LIKE BLIND MEN LEADING THE BLIND.

Madhya 15.108 The Lord Accepts Prasada at the House of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

“Unless one is initiated by a bona fide spiritual master, all his devotional activities are useless. A PERSON WHO IS NOT PROPERLY INITIATED CAN DESCEND AGAIN INTO THE ANIMAL SPECIES.”

SB 6.7.14 Indra Offends His Spiritual Master, Brhaspati.

Leaders who have fallen into ignorance and who mislead people by directing them to the path of destruction [as described in the previous verse] are, in effect, boarding a stone boat, and so too are those who blindly follow them. A stone boat would be unable to float and would sink in the water with its passengers. SIMILARLY, THOSE WHO MISLEAD PEOPLE GO TO HELL, AND THEIR FOLLOWERS GO WITH THEM.

Isopanisad 12

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.

SB 4.19.37 P King Prthu’ s One Hundred Horse Sacrifices

When King Prthu is described as an incarnation of Lord Visnu, it should be understood that he is a saktyavesa-avatara, part and parcel of Lord Visnu, and is specifically empowered by Him. Any living being acting as the incarnation of Lord Visnu is thus empowered by Lord Visnu to preach the bhakti cult. Such a person can act like Lord Visnu and defeat demons by arguments and preach the bhakti cult exactly according to the principles of sastra. As indicated in Bhagavad-gita, whenever we find someone extraordinary preaching the bhakti cult, we should know that he is especially empowered by Lord Visnu, or Lord Krsna. As confirmed in Caitanya-caritamrta (Antya 7.11), krsna-sakti vina nahe tara pravartana: one cannot explain the glories of the holy name of the Lord without being specifically empowered by Him. 

If one criticizes or finds fault with such an empowered personality, one is to be considered an offender against Lord Visnu and is punishable. EVEN THOUGH SUCH OFFENDERS MAY DRESS AS VAISNAVAS WITH FALSE TILAKA AND MALA, THEY ARE NEVER FORGIVEN BY THE LORD IF THEY OFFEND A PURE VAISNAVA. THERE ARE MANY INSTANCES OF THIS IN THE SASTRAS.

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.

Madhya 1.220 The Later Pastimes of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu

This behavior is indicative of real Vaisnavas. When they saw that Rupa and Sanatana were fortunate enough to receive the mercy of the Lord, they were so pleased that they all congratulated the two brothers. A jealous person in the dress of a Vaisnava is not at all happy to see the success of another Vaisnava in receiving the Lord’s mercy. UNFORTUNATELY IN THIS AGE OF KALI THERE ARE MANY MUNDANE PERSONS IN THE DRESS OF VAISNAVAS, AND SRILA BHAKTIVINODA THAKURA HAS DESCRIBED THEM AS DISCIPLES OF KALI. HE SAYS, KALI-CELA. HE INDICATES THAT THERE IS ANOTHER VAISNAVA, A PSEUDOVAISNAVA WITH TILAKA ON HIS NOSE AND KANTHI BEADS AROUND HIS NECK. SUCH A PSEUDOVAISNAVA ASSOCIATES WITH MONEY AND WOMEN AND IS JEALOUS OF SUCCESSFUL VAISNAVAS. ALTHOUGH PASSING FOR A VAISNAVA, HIS ONLY BUSINESS IS EARNING MONEY IN THE DRESS OF A VAISNAVA. BHAKTIVINODA THAKURA THEREFORE SAYS THAT SUCH A PSEUDOVAISNAVA IS NOT A VAISNAVA AT ALL BUT A DISCIPLE OF KALI-YUGA. 

A disciple of Kali cannot become an acarya by the decision of some high court. Mundane votes have no jurisdiction to elect a Vaisnava acarya. A Vaisnava acarya is self-effulgent, and there is no need for any court judgment. A false acarya may try to override a Vaisnava by a high-court decision, but Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that he is nothing but a disciple of Kali-yuga.

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.

SB 8.9.28 P The Lord Incarnates as Mohini-Murti

THERE ARE MANY KARMIS IN THE DRESS OF DEVOTEES, BUT THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD CAN DETECT THEIR PURPOSE. The karmis want to use the property of the Lord for their selfish sense gratification, but a devotee endeavors to use the Lord’s property for God’s service.

731209SB.LA Lectures

So this Krsna consciousness movement is a challenge to all the rascals and fools, that’s all. SO THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN THIS MOVEMENT VERY SERIOUSLY, THEY SHOULD BE VERY SOBER AND UNDERSTAND AT LEAST YOU MUST EXPOSE ALL THESE RASCALS. THAT WILL BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED BY KRSNA.

Thank you very much. (end)

SO WE HAVE TO EXPOSE THEM. THEY ARE NOT LEADER; THEY ARE JACKALS. SO JACKALS CANNOT ANYMORE RULE OVER. THAT SHOULD BE OUR PROPAGANDA

730503mw.la Conversations

Prabhupada: No, it is Sanskrit. And in Bengal it is called vane asiya raja.(?) “In the forest a jackal has become king.” They are like that. Nila-varna-srigalavat.(?) When… There is big story about this jackal. I will tell you some. A jackal came in the village and he fell in the tub where, what is called, the water? No, no. The water man keeps the water for dipping, making

little bluish. For coloring. That blue, blue. So the washerman kept the dye water in a big tub, and the jackal fell in it. So jackal fell in it; he became blue, all blue. So he fled away, and all the animals said, “What is this animal? What is the animal? What is that animal? Oh?” All, even lion became surprised. “We have not seen this.” “So who are you, sir?” “I AM SENT BY GOD TO RULE OVER YOU.” “OH?” SO THEY BEGAN TO WORSHIP HIM AS GOD, AS LEADER. Then one day other jackals, they were crying, “Wa, wa,” but the jackals cannot stop. If others jackals cry, the jackal cannot stop. So he also began to “Wa, wa.” Oh, then, they, oh, this rascal is a jackal. Yavat kincin na bhasate. 

That these rascals are jackals. Now they are talking nonsense. We can detect that “Here is a jackal.” SO WE HAVE TO EXPOSE THEM. THEY ARE NOT LEADER; THEY ARE JACKALS. SO JACKALS CANNOT ANYMORE RULE OVER. THAT SHOULD BE OUR PROPAGANDA. NOT ONLY SCIENTIFIC, ALL POLITICAL THINGS, SOCIAL THINGS, EVERYTHING. THEY SHOULD BE ALL KICKED OUT. THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED BY KRSNA CONSCIOUSNESS. THEN PEOPLE WILL BE HAPPY. THIS SHOULD BE OUR PROGRAM. Our, this propaganda means to make people happy. It is not a business, to make business and take some money. And so many jackals have been arrested and resigned in your… You know that? Many jackals have been obliged to resign their post in the government.

(by Mahesh Raja)

Soulful Singing by Marti Walker


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Damodar Leela -- Little Krishna TV series (video)




[PADA: Good job ISKCON Bangalore! Millions of kids have seen these videos on TV in India. I have personally seen how little kids love these videos, and they will watch them intently. Of course, adults can also learn about Krishna's leelas by watching too! There are only a few tools available to preach this widely, we are glad at least some devotees are using them. ys pd]  

"Material Life Means Problems" (video)


Lord Jagganatha's "Nava-kalavera" (Video)

[PADA: A little bit of the history of replacing of the Jagganath deity, and how His deity was hidden during the Muslim invasion period. Lots of wonderful video of Lord Jagganath and His temples and sevakas. All glories to Lord Jagganath! ys pd]


TV Star Jon Stewart's Vegan Farm Sanctuary

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/tracey-jon-stewart-vegan-farm-sanctuary/

[PADA: Jon Stewart has himself become Vegetarian. That means there is a lot of sentiment towards the vegetarian and animal protection idea, and it could have been harnessed better by the GBC, and it would have made ISKCON very popular. ys pd]

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Damodar month starts today 27th October



Damodara prayers sung here ---



Kartik (Damodar) is considered the most glorious of all months. Kartik month is particularly dear to Lord Sri Krishna. Any vrata, even the smallest, will yield huge results. The effect of performing a Kartik Vrata lasts for one hundred lifetimes, Kartik or the festival of offering lamps to Lord Krishna, glorifies Lord Krishna’s pastime of being bound with ropes by Mother Yashoda.

Everybody should follow following practices in Kartik (Damodar) month:

1. Daily offering a ghee lamp to Krishna and singing the Damodarastakam, meditating on its meaning.

2. One should always remember the Supreme Lord Hari. Devotees should try to do more Harinam and chanting.

3. Hearing Srimad Bhagavatam daily in association of Vaishnavas, if possible. All other duties should be given up in favor of hearing the scriptures during this month. It is most beneficial to recite and read Gajendra Moksha Lila-stava from 8th canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, which teaches complete surrender / dependence of Supreme Lord.

4. Eat only prasadam.

5. Daily recite Siksastaka of Sriman Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and meditate on its meaning. Read the commentary on Sikastaka by Bhaktivinod Thakur.

6. Daily Read the the Updeshamrata of Srila Rupa Goswami .

7. Daily offer lamp to Tulsi devi and pray for eternal residence in Vrndavana and eternal service of the lotus feet of Radha and Krishna. Do 4 parikrama (circumbulation) of Tulasi.

8. Make nice offerings for Krishna. Devotees should observe the festival of Annakuta, Giriraj Govardhan Puja.

9. Associate more with devotees.

10. Practice brahmacharya – celibacy.

11. Perform austerities.

Following are excerpts from some scriptures (Puranas) describing the glory of the pious Kartik month:

“If somebody performs even a little worship of Lord Shri Hari in this month, He offers that devotee His own abode.”

“If somebody burns a lamp in the temple of Lord Shri Hari even for a short time (in the month of Kartik), then whatever sins, he has acquired for millions of kalpas (one kalpa equals 1000 yugas) are all destroyed.”

“A person, who for the entire month of Kartik eats only once a day, becomes very famous, powerful and heroic.”

“A person who happily reads the Bhagavad Gita in the month of Kartik does not return to the world of birth and death.”

“Of all gifts, the gift of a lamp during the month of Kartik is the best. No gift is its equal.”

“The pious result obtained by bathing in all holy places and giving all charities is not equal to one ten-millionth part of the result obtained by following the vow of Kartik."

Damodarastakam : Must sing during Kartik month

(1) namamisvavaram sac-cid-ananda-rupaḿ , lasat-kundaalam gokule bhrajamanam

yasoda-bhiyolūkhalad dhavamanam, paramrstam atyantato drutya gopya

(2) rudantam muhur netra-yugmam mrjantam, karambhoja-yugmena satanka-netram muhuḥ svasa-kampa-trirekhanka-kantha-, sthita-graivam damodaram bhakti-baddham

(3) itidrk sva-lilabhir ananda-kuṇḍe, sva-ghosam nimajjantam akhyapayantam
tadiyesita-jnesu bhaktair jitatvaḿ , punaḥ prematas tam satavvtti vande

(4) varam deva moksam na moksavadhim va , na canyam vrne ‘ham varesad apiha

idam te vapur natha gopala-balam , sada me manasy avirastaḿ kim anyaih

(5) idam te mukhambhojam atyanta-nilair , vrtam kuntalaih snigdha-raktais ca gopya

muhus cumbitam bimba-raktadharam me , manasy avirastam alam laksa-labhaih

(6) namo deva damodarananta visno , prasida prabho duhkha-jalabdhi-magnam
krpa-drsti-vrstyati-dinaḿ batanu , grhanesa mqm ajnam edhy aksi-drsyah

(7) kuveratmajau baddha-murtyaiva yadvat , tvaya mocitau bhakti-bhajau krtau ca

tatha prema-bhaktim svakam me prayaccha , na mokse graho me ‘sti damodareha

(8) namas te ‘stu damne sphurad-dipti-dhamne, tvadiyodarayatha visvasya dhamne

namo radhikayai tvadiya-priyayai , namo ‘nanta-lilaya devaya tubhyam

TRANSLATION

1) To the Supreme Lord, whose form is the embodiment of eternal existence, knowledge, and bliss, whose shark-shaped earrings are swinging to and fro, who is beautifully shining in the divine realm of Gokula, who I (due to the offense of breaking the pot of yogurt that His mother was churning into butter and then stealing the butter that was kept hanging from a swing) is quickly running from the wooden grinding mortar in fear of mother Yasoda, but who has been caught from behind by her who ran after Him with greater speed--to that Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, I offer my humble obeisances.

2) (Seeing the whipping stick in His mother's hand) He is crying and rubbing His eyes again and again with His two lotus hands. His eyes are filled with fear, and the necklace of pearls around His neck, which is marked with three lines like a conch shell, is shaking because of His quick breathing due to crying. To this Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, whose belly is bound not with ropes but with His mother's pure love, I offer my humble obeisances.

3) By such childhood pastimes as this He is drowning the inhabitants of Gokula in pools of ecstasy, and is revealing to those devotees who are absorbed in knowledge of His supreme majesty and opulence that He is only conquered by devotees whose pure love is imbues with intimacy and is free from all conceptions of awe and reverence. With great love I again offer my obeisances to Lord Damodara hundreds and hundreds of times.

4) O Lord, although You are able to give all kinds of benedictions, I do not pray to You for the boon of impersonal liberation, nor the highest liberation of eternal life in Vaikuntha, nor any other boon (which may be obtained by executing the nine processes of bhakti). O Lord, I simply wish that this form of Yours as Bala Gopala in Vrndavana may ever be manifest in my heart, for what is the use to me of any other boon besides this?

5) O Lord, Your lotus face, which is encircled by locks of soft black hair tinged with red, is kissed again and again by mother Yasoda, and Your lips are reddish like the bimba fruit. May this beautiful vision of Your lotus face be ever manifest in my heart. Thousands and thousands of other benedictions are of no use to me.

6) O Supreme Godhead, I offer my obeisances unto You. O Damodara! O Ananta! O Vishnu! O master! O my Lord, be pleased upon me. By showering Your glance of mercy upon me, deliver this poor ignorant fool who is immersed in an ocean of worldly sorrows, and become visible to my eyes.

7) O Lord Damodara, just as the two sons of Kuvera--Manigriva and Nalakuvara--were delivered from the curse of Narada and made into great devotees by You in Your form as a baby tied with rope to a wooden grinding mortar, in the same way, please give to me Your own prema-bhakti. I only long for this and have no desire for any kind of liberation.

8) O Lord Damodara, I first of all offer my obeisances to the brilliantly effulgent rope which binds Your belly. I then offer my obeisances to Your belly, which is the abode of the entire universe. I humbly bow down to Your most beloved Srimati Radharani, and I offer all obeisances to You, the Supreme Lord, who displays unlimited pastimes

Bhakti Tirtha Sent Hladini to Liberia -- to have her killed?




PADA: Bhakti Tirtha swami was famous for lecturing on divergent ideas like "the lost continent of Mu," "the subterranean demons," "the aliens in control of the world," etc. So much so, various GBC said he was "preaching crazy conspiracy ideas." Mahananda das, Hladini's husband, said that the New Vrndavana folks (like Bhakti Tirtha swami) "took control of my wife and took her away from me." 



Of course, he was a big supporter of Kirtanananda and the overall GBC idea that acharyas are often debauchees, hence he was well loved by the other GBC. Anyone who preaches that messiahs are usually debauchees gets a big seat of authority in GBC land, and anyone who preaches that acharyas are not ever debauchees (like us) are banned, sometimes beaten, sometimes assassinated. 

For example, Kula Shekhara das (the first disciple of Srila Prabhupada in England) was at a Bhakti Tirtha swami temple and he raised a few questions, and on his way out the door a karate expert disciple of Bhakti Tirtha beat him to a pulp. Kulashekhara was in the hospital with numerous broken bones, and he suffered from great pains in his body for the rest of his life. 

I met with Kulashekhara in Los Angeles and he told me he had to take all sorts of pain medications all the time. You'd think that the GBC would condemn Bhakti Tirtha for orchestrating the severe beating of Srila Prabhupada's disciples, but just the opposite happened, they glorified Bhakti Tirtha swami all the more, and they still do. Then again, some GBC chastised Bhakti Tirtha swami for "wearing clothes that made him look like an African prince," but not for the policy of having devotees beaten?

Anyway, for the record, we think there was a problem with his relationship with Hladini and he wanted to get her out of the way to avoid having a scandal made public. Bkakti Tirtha swami later on died from melanoma cancer, and how did you guess, his followers said he was "suffering for taking the karma of followers." Right, he was not supposed to take sins of others and think he was another Jesus, but he was encouraged to do that by the other GBC. ys pd  
     

Monday, October 26, 2015

Mukunda Goswami Health Update



http://krishna1008.blogspot.com/2012/09/mukunda-goswami-admits-gbc-gurus-are.html

His Holiness Mukunda Goswami Health Condition

Maharaja had a good day, ate the most so far since in hospital rested well. We kept visitors to nil so his body could best prepare for the next few days. GM’s heart attack was caused by heavily blocked coronary arteries. (90% blocked) Meaning dramatically restricted blood flow to the heart. The good news is that they confirmed very little damage to the heart muscle.

Tomorrow GM is scheduled for at least a triple bypass to fix this serious problem. His chest will need to be cut opened up for this repair and they will fix anything else they can see once they’re in.

They are somewhat concerned that he could have another heart attack straight at the start, so they’re taking precautions to manage this.

He’s scheduled to be wheeled off at 12.00 pm Australian Qld E.S.T. The operation is expected to go for 4-6 hrs. After he’ll have a short stay in recovery, GM will then be moved to I.C.U (Intensive Care Unit) for two days. If all is well he’ll then be moved (again) to the Cardiothoracic Ward and assessed for the final important hip operation. (2-4 days later)

After the hip operation will then begin an extended physiotherapy routine for the hip, chest, lungs. Normally after open heart surgery they like to get you moving immediately, but unfortunately the broken hip will delay this.

Leading up to the hip operation GM is going to be in quite a bit of pain because of a cut sternum, broken hip, multiple cuts on his arm, leg where veins will be harvested for the multiple bypasses.

We humbly request all the devotees to please continue praying for his safe surgery and painless recovery.

We’ve been reading all the messages from local devotees from around the world which have been very touching, enlivening.

your servant,
Devaprastha dasa

[PADA: During the 1980s, when a lot of crimes were going on under the "11 gurus," Mukunda Goswami was in charge of the "ISKCON World Review." His former secretary (Nandini dasi) told us that hundreds of letters from the ISKCON congregation were coming in to Mukunda Goswami from all over ISKCON, complaining about severe deviations, repression, abuse, crimes and so on. Mukunda also supported the infamous Bhavananda goswami, Hari Sauri goswami, Prabhavishnu goswami, and other false guru programs in Australia and around the globe.   

The poor victims of the repression and crimes were begging Mukunda Goswami for help. Instead, he never published their letters, never offered the victims any help, and in sum he covered up for all the crimes that were going on. He just stock piled the complaint letters without taking any action. And he told Nandini "I have a career to look out for." 

Right, and his career was to make sure ISKCON was worshiping Mukunda's illicit sex messiahs and their criminalized program, while he was the main look out man / apologist protecting the robbers. That has been his main lifetime career, to make sure all the victims cries for help were silenced. He also would not help me and Sulochana, rather he sided with the illicit sex messiah's program. 

He still has never explained why he supports an illicit sex guru lineage which claims that worship of a debauchee's guru programs is the path back to Godhead. I hate to have to remind people that the Isopanisad says the higher authorities are not very forgiving towards people who promote false messiahs. 

In sum, Mukunda Goswami has supported the worship of illicit sex, drugs, and crimes as God's successors. Of course he has hi-jacked so much money from ISKCON from his career of being the top apologist of the worship of illicit sex messiahs, so now he can afford top hospital care, while many of his God brother and sister victims languish in cheap facilities. 

He thinks he is better off than the other brothers because he made a career out of supporting the worship of illicit sex, and they did not, so they are in the cheap health care program while he has a lot of hijacked loot for the top facility. Well, that is what materialists think, this person is better because he is in the top facility. Not sure what good that does, everyone dies eventually in either top drawer or bottom drawer facility. 

Another thing is, we were all told not to act as gurus and take karma or we could get sick or fall down, but he acted as a guru and took karma anyways, perhaps this is why he has been ill for years and years together now. ys pd]

Why ISKCON people go to Amma programs?



Some of her folks think she is an incarnation of Durga Devi.

LDD: What's up with this Amma person???!!!

Why are some of you ISKCON's devotees / followers wasting your time and energy to go to her "darshans"??!! And get her "transcendental hugs"? And worship her as the current incarnation of Durga Ma?

"The greatest crime against truth is to make others believe that one is realized -- when it is not the case" (A Tibetan saying... they are smart people!!!) Can someone explain to me the philosophy behind Amma, if she has any at all?

For the life of me, I do not understand how Krishna's devotees -- who have had direct access to the most elaborate, most profound spiritual VEDIC knowledge through an authentic parampara and pure devotee of Sri Krsna, namely Srila Prabhupada, are attracted to this cheap display of false identification with Durga Maa, for crying out loud!

I mean, come on people!!! Durga Maa, is the material energy personified!!! In fact, the REAL Durga Maa will kick her in the behind! Have you people not understood anything Srila Prabhupada has given us? She is a fraud! It's a scam! And you all should know better (if you have read any of Srila Prabhupada's books)!!! At most -- she does some charity work.

Hare Krsna!!!!!!!! Jaya Srila Prabhupada!!!!! If now you don't like me anymore, you are welcome to go along -- without me. 

*** SB canto 5: One should approach a guru who can extinguish the blazing fire of this material world, the struggle for existence, people want to be cheated, and therefore they go to yogis and svamis who play tricks, but tricks do not mitigate the miseries of material life...............

*** .... Such a guru does not manufacture gold or juggle words.

*** He is well versed in the conclusions of Vedic knowledge (vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyaḥ [Bg. 15.15].

*** He is freed from all material contamination and is fully engaged in Kṛṣṇa's service.

*** If one is able to obtain the dust of the lotus feet of such a guru, his life becomes successful. Otherwise he is baffled both in this life and in the next.

*** SB Canto 8: .... By the mercy of the Lord Viṣṇu, one can be completely freed from material contamination and go back home, back to Godhead.

*** Therefore the benedictions offered by the demigods cannot compare to even one ten-thousandth of the Lord's benedictions.

*** One should not, therefore, try to obtain benedictions from the demigods or false gurus. One should aspire only for the benediction offered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Lecture on SB 5.5.18 -- Vrndavana, November 6, 1976: So these are the qualification of guru. Why one should go to a guru to see some magic? One who can make some gold, one who can make some... So many magicians who are becoming guru. This is going on. The public, they do not know what is the meaning of guru, and the cheaters, they get the opportunity of becoming false gurus.

etc. etc.

Check these and other quotes for yourselves (if your spiritual life is really worth something to you). 

[PADA: The GBC preaches since 1977 that we need to worship "the living person guru," but unfortunately many / most the living persons they promoted are later found to be engaged in debauchee behaviors, thus most folks are rejecting their whole program. 

This is creating a vacuum, and then many "outside of ISKCON" live gurus are coming to take away the ISKCON general congregation folks and transport them off to other projects. That is why we see so many ISKCON devotees going to the Gaudiya Matha, the Radha Kunda Babas, mother Amma, and who knows what else. Some ISKCON devotees have also gone back to being Christians. We think that as long as the GBC's false gurus are hijacking the post of acharyas, more and more ISKCON people will drift off to these other leaders and programs.  

Of course, since Amma does not preach that acharyas are often debauchees, her program is right away much more attractive than the GBC's, because these deviants are preaching that the path to God is to worship their chain of debauchees and / or those voted in as acharya by debauchees. 

So the exodus will go on as long as they preach these bogus ideas. Then again if some ISKCON devotees are attracted to these programs, they are also not very advanced, but that is also partly the fault of the leaders for not helping them advance.  ys pd]

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