Sunday, July 29, 2018

Bhakta Peter / Kamsahanta / ISKCON God brothers / The Kauravas

(Prahlad's pal) Bhakta Peter: Too bad PADA is a pathological liar, he has his facts all twisted up and makes up stories about people for some reason. He basically shoots himself in the foot. Its hard for people to take him seriously when they reserach what he says and discovers his claims are fact and fiction mixed together. Yes, the info about the bogus gurus is correct, but so many other things are not right. 

So many details about what happened in the past all wrong. Call Kamsahanta on the phone and talk to him yourself if you want.... Kamsahanta himself has pointed out many of your errors and holes in your stories. We have concluded you are on the payroll of Bangalore / Madhu bandit program or possibly even the FBI. I know they wont pay more then a couple hundred dollars a week... a cheap price to sell out.

[PADA: Thanks Bhakta Peter. Kamsahanta simply mirrors what many of my other God brothers had said about me for quite some time, i.e. that our complaints about: (A) The bogus appointed acharya's program, (B) the child molesting, (C) the changed books, (D) the poison issue and (E) the exploiting women process and etc. are "all fabricated lies." Its what the false guru's program's helpers, including many of my God brothers, had said almost the whole time.

Meanwhile this begs the question, since many senior brothers of ours knew way more than us about the excesses if not deviations of "gurus" like Hansadutta, Kirtanananda, Bhagavan, Bhavananda, Harikesha, Tamal and so on, why didn't our other senior brothers come out and protest as soon as these people sat in Srila Prabhupada's vyasa seat? Why did they sit around and wait for us to say something in public about all this, years after the fact? And where were Kamsahanta and some of these other "brother" folks when me and Sulochana were the main visible public protest (according to the police and media). 

My senior God brother Naranarayan das wrote about all the horrible things he knew about Kirtanananda from the 1960s recently, ok why was this not brought out in 1978 when it could have squashed these gurus, and saved a lot of people from a lot of grief, never mind all the police raids, lawsuits, bad publicity, murders and etc.?    

The good news? At this point, a number of these God brothers have recanted and told me -- they made a mistake supporting this process. Yes, there are STILL various compromised types, odds and ends hold outs here and there, who are attacking me even today, ok fine. 

As for Kamsahanta, he (and a number of similar ilk God brothers) were against my idea of suing the GBC over the changed books. Kamsahanta said this would upset his plan to "make a deal over the books" with the GBC. In short, Kamsahanta and many other brothers did not even understand the significance of having original books, never mind  other important things. And they also mistakenly thought the GBC would act reasonably on this and many other issues.

The good news? Many of our God brothers have now said, we are right, the changed books issue is a HUGE deviation and even -- an aparadha to Srila Prabhupada. Many God brothers, like Kamsahanta, have meanwhile had no plan AT ALL for saving these books, and they still do not. They simply did what most of the Gaudiya Matha's rank and file did, they left and did not help defend the mission, the books, the children ... or anything else.    

Then, Kamsahanta (and a number of other God brothers) were even more upset at our addressing the child molesting issue. Kamsahanta and Krishna Kanta (and ilk) said this was going to make us "lose buildings" over the expense of the lawsuit. That means Kamsahanta (and many other God brothers) wanted to toss children into a wood chipper to "save" their precious buildings program from an expense burden (buildings where the molester messiahs program will be worshiped?). 

Kamsahanta's pal Prahlad even quotes Krishna Kanta's complaints about the lawsuit, because self-evidently they wanted the molesting of children process to continue. So children have to suffer and maybe even die, so you folks can save -- some bricks and stones buildings? People have no value, money and assets do? Why are you any different than the GBC's process? I worship, a brick?

So Kamsahanta and his ilk apparently worship money, bricks and stones. Or what? Did I forget to mention that due to so many God brothers dragging their feet on these issues, this why it went to court in the first place? These God brothers should have banded together with us and resolved this deviation themselves -- AGES -- before it came to court. 

Oh forsooth! Our biggest fear is, the molester messiahs program will not have a place to be worshiped? Thus, people are expendable, even children can be tossed into a wood chipper. Children can all suffer terribly to maintain Kamsahanta and associates' bricks and stones empire? That is how you people gave Krishna a bad name, having this anti-children attitude was eventually exposed in the public.

This is essentially also what happened in the Gaudiya Matha too, at least according to Srila Prabhupada, the leaders kicked out devotees and then the leaders "fought over the bricks and stones." The suffering citizens no longer really mattered, what matters most is -- the material assets. And Kamsahanta ilk wants to help these bogus leaders in their fight for the bricks and stones?

Did I forget to mention, we cannot take our precious bricks and stones wealth with us in our next life? Yep! All kinds of our devotee associates told me the same thing, well prabhu, sure there is a molesting program, but we cannot lose -- our bricks and stones? OK the children are expendable. Save the buildings! And! Let the children inside the buildings get burnt to toast. Is that human society? Why are our brothers like Kamsahanta with that agenda, at all?

And now, they are upset someone had hundreds of children pulled out of their agenda? Why has Kamsahanta and ilk wanted the hundreds of kids that we helped get pulled out of these "GBC managed programs" -- be forced -- to stay in that situation? And why is Peter apparently with that agenda alongside them?

And then Kamsahanta said he was going to physically restrain me from going out to introduce the poison issue. He was standing at my door blocking me from leaving. OK, he was worried "we are going to lose some buildings" if this issue surfaces, especially in India. So he does not even want justice for his guru's poison complaint, and worse, he wants the poisoners to have nice buildings where they will be worshiped. Worse, he and other brothers are acting as  goondas to stop me from exposing the poison complaint. Or what? 

They want Judas to have a nice building to be worshiped in? And Peter, you are with that process? Yep, many other brothers told me the same thing, sure prabhu, there is a poison complaint, but if we forward that -- we will lose our bricks and stones, the India government will seize the buildings. Justice for the guru's complaint is not important, the bricks and stones are?  

As for the Bangalore folks, over the past years various of their congregation members have been video chat and writing me -- saying they are agreeing with PADA on: (A) The bogus acharya's program, (B) the child molesting, (C) the changed books, (D) the poison issue and (E) the exploiting women process and etc. And they are helping others understand some of this information. Yep, whenever people are waking up, Kamsahanta and ilk wants them to go back to sleep. 

Why does Kamsahanta want people to stop, and sit around like a hermit as he is doing, and not be educating other people on these issues? What is he even doing to educate others? And then the HKC Jaipur where Kamsahanta hangs out sends me links to listen to Bhakta das, a huge cheer leader of the GBC gurus. OK Bhakta das is another God brother who supports the Kauravas.  

And Bangalore folks created a wonderful temple here, and in New Jersey and they are branching to Boston now. What are my other big important God brothers doing? What is Kamsahanta doing? Oh he is hanging out in India, hiding from the boogey man GBC, and so are many other brothers? What good does that do for the universe? 

Krishna Balaram Deities Sunnyvale

As soon as Kamsahanta ilk sees that we have a temple here where thousands of people come for Janmasthami to worship Srila Prabhupada and Krishna, he is at once angry and envious. Why is that? Yes Bangalore program has faults, so did ISKCON the whole time Srila Prabhupada was here, but the overall process of making temples and getting people to worship Krishna was determined to be a success -- by Srila Prabhupada.

So anyone who agrees with our points is a deviant, and that means, this is protecting the evil doers. Why is Kamsahanta so upset that people are agreeing with our points, and there are thousands of people coming to chant the holy name here and see the deity of Srila Prabhupada and Krishna? OK he wanted to have everyone stay in illusion and not wake up. That means, he is siding with the evil doers, and he has de facto sided with them all along. 

Worse, he is envious that people are coming to worship Srila Prabhupada and Krishna here, he is against having such a process. What makes Kamsahanta different that Tamal, who also did not want us to have a program? 

As for me working with the FBI? Well yes, I had to go to them to be saved from my illusioned God brother's, i.e. Kamsahanta program, because -- their program has been trying to have me killed. The IRM says that our forwarding these issues is bogus, hello -- same thing the GBC says! Defending the GBC over the poison issue can get people like us KILLED, as "offenders." And that is what some of these God brothers have done to me, trying to discredit what is really a poison complaint FROM SRILA PRABHUPADA. Its NOT my complaint!

To sum:

*** Many God brothers became self-appointed gurus.

*** Many God brothers went along with the self-appointed guru deviation, and they dragged their children into that imbroglio.

*** The self appointed gurus also went off to the Gaudiya Matha, and made a mass exodus from ISKCON to people like Sridhara Maharaja, and many of our brothers went along with that deviation alongside the GBC, and they dragged their children into this mess.

*** Many other brothers ran off to another GBC guru cheer leader, Narayana Maharaja, and they dragged their children into their process of worshiping the biggest cheer leader of the sex with taxi driver's guru parampara.

*** Many other brothers ran off to babajis and who knows what else.

*** Many other brothers started taking intoxicants and watching football.

*** Other brothers became henchmen of the GBC's gurus and they wanted to have me assassinated just as badly as the GBC's worst case "disciples."

*** Many brothers painted me and Sulochana as isolated cranks, to demonize us to get us killed. (It worked).

*** Many brothers (ok Kamsahanta types) thought we could make a compromise deal with the GBC's gurus, and that influenced Krishna Kanta to be in the illusion that this is possible. So the IRM / Kamsahanta crew told me the GBC agreed to pay for me to go live in a beach hotel in the Caribbean and go on a permanent vacation. I'd be sitting on the beach drinking coconut juice and they would pay me to live there, as long as I stopped writing. And the IRM / Kamsahanta guys thought that was a great plan.

OK I'd very likely be killed if I went off to live on the beach in the Caribbean. These God brothers of mine are very naive. Even the police told me that I would be in grave danger from these people. OK! Even the mundane men crew of people are often way smarter than a lot of my brothers, at least on these issues, and that is all there is to it. 

Now if Kamsahanta has direct evidence some of our articles are wrong, fine, he needs to tell us which specific articles he objects to and we can try to fix that. For him to say I have to call him up to find out what the issues are is very silly, he needs to make a specific written and detailed account of what needs to be fixed and why, then we can deal with it. 

To simply say, this PADA guy is a liar, with no way for me to even defend myself without knowing the specifics, is exactly how Tamal and the GBC goondas deal with me for decades. "This guy is a liar," why is Kamsahanta behaving exactly like them? And now he has joined a number of our ex-pat brothers living like a hermit crab hiding out in India.

OK that means he cannot make a nice temple here, or in New Jersey or anywhere else like the Bangalore people are doing. He is simply unable to help others advance to Krishna with a nice temple and program. Srila Prabhupada said he wanted things to be done in the West, and we should not hang out in India except for short periods. 

In any case, lets see what Kamsahanta's problem is. I have honestly no idea what he is objecting to since, he has not even got the decency to inform us. As one ex-kuli says, these people just sit around yapping behind other people's back like a bunch of gossiping old grand mothers. And to say that I am being paid by the FBI and all that -- is simply another example of how you gossiping grand mothers behave.  

A newer bhakta wrote to tell me, my God brothers who did not help our program of protest are just like the Kauravas. They ALL had a duty to speak out and defend Draupadi. That means, they ALL had a duty to help us in this protest. They often not only did not help, and worse -- a number tried in many cases to drag down our protest. That means, they are with the insulting of Draupadi party and they will have to suffer the same result as the Kauravas, they will be vanquished. That is not an opinion from us, its what other people outside the situation are seeing going on here.

ys pd

Saturday, July 28, 2018

ISKCON's "Woman Gurus" Movement (Hare Krishna's) VIDEO

Do Not Change the Books! (Garuda das audio)

[PADA: Purujit BLISS Spain clan, have a listen, this is also about you folks. ys pd]

Gaura Govinda Maharaja Samadhi Demolition (News 18)

Yes prabhu I also heard that the Gaura govinda maharaja program broke away from ISKCON, thinking that GGM had been poisoned by some of the GBC's making a plot to remove him. And we also heard a number of his follower ran off to the GBC's hand maiden / cheer leader / shiksha guru / rasika adviser Narayan Maharaja.

Gaura Govinda maharaja was saying he was going to create a mass public protest of the GBC using the local brahmanas in Maypura area. He said he was going to have them protest that the GBC says we originated in Krishna's leela, whereas GGM said -- we did not originate with Krishna. 

Ooops, except Srila Prabhupada says that the Gaudiya Matha / local brahmanas are tinged with mayavada because they do not understand that we originated with Krishna in His leela. Anyway, some think that GGM's blatantly claiming he would make a mass protest of the GBC is why he was allegedly poisoned. Same thing with Suhotra, he was saying he was going to help make a protest of some GBC programs, and he died right after that. Some think he was poisoned, and so on and so forth. As for this samadhi, its unclear if they ever owned the land that this samadhi was on in the first place. ys pd

GBC Guru Program Spawns Atheism

All Glories -- to Beelzebub?

[PADA: Srila Prabhupada says that when spiritual mis-leaders abuse, exploit and mis-represent religion, it can make the people in general reject religion. This has happened very widely in and around ISKCON, in fact in in 1988 Lokanath swami said ISKCON has become a ghost town (the residents left). Anyway, this person is another victim of the GBC's "guru mis-managers" and she makes a good summary of the situation. 

Notice also that she says that people might leave ISKCON and run off to different institutions. And they are, folks are going to the Sridhara Maharaja, Narayan Maharaja programs, babajis and so on and so forth. Oddly, the ISKCON leaders are the same people who lead folks to these off shoots in the first place. In that sense, ISKCON is also spawning its own competition. 

To me its amazing the folks are going off to Narayana Maharaja / Nemi Maharaja / Prem Prayojana etc, thinking they are an alternate to ISKCON, but Narayan Maharaja was one of the biggest cheer leaders of the GBC's false gurus. We need to worship the cheer leaders of false gurus in order to get free of false gurus? These people are like puppies chasing their own tails. 

Its also interesting that she says misrepresenting religion can cause atheism, and apparently a number of young people in the Southern USA are getting tired of the hypocrisy of their "Bible belt" preachers and thus -- atheist clubs are on the rise there. Of course all of this process has all sorts of karma connections, and that is why Srila Prabhupada says the people who exploit religion and / or the post of acharya etc. are destined for the most obnoxious hells, because they lead others off the path to God.   

She also says one result of these false programs is -- suicide. Recently Hrdayananda was with some ex-kulis from ISKCON, smiling like he did nothing too bad. Wait a minute? Hrdayananda's guru program caused a number of these ex-kulis to reject the religion, and some committed suicide? 

Of course, the parents of many of these kulis are mainly to blame, they do not even know that Hrdayananda's program is the source of all these problems for their kids. And did we forget to mention, some of these ex-kulis are pretty much atheists, some of them eat hamburgers and so on, ok they rejected the religion wholesale due to the misrepresenting of the religion. It is amazing that some of their parents still think the GBC mis-leaders did not cause this catastrophic failure?

This is also a warning to even so-called Prabhupadanuga / ritvik programs, they too have to beware of developing exploiting mentality, which will still end up turning people off as well. The purpose of life it to connect with God, heaven help those who take others off that path, especially when that deviation is institutionalized. The good news is, the best way to turn this around is to expose it, and more and more people are doing that, like this person is. ys pd] 

S Dasi: A few days ago, a young lady asked me about my deity. It turns out she was interested in spiritual life and practices. I love my dear Giri Govardhana and Deities, but I do not affiliate myself with any institution. I was open and honest to her, explained my position very clearly, did not hide anything, being unbiased I believe the truth is always the best response.

She thanked me for being the first direct and honest person she has met regarding my personal experience in the [ISKCON] movement. She met many 'preachers' but was always put off by their approach, 'they try too hard, when something sounds too good to be true, it generally is' she said.

We spoke for hours, about similarities in different religious beliefs and practices. How beautiful all religions are, how they were equally powerful and how each offer their followers spiritual perfection, liberation and love of God.

The practices set out in each belief system, the books, rituals and ceremonies, are all perfect. People on the other hand do not always join or manage an institution / movement / society or congregation with innocent intent, purity or good conscience. Leaders fall prey to greed by cleverly manipulating the system, power over others and admiration of their followers fuels this even further.

Unfortunately, innocent seekers get burnt in this mixing pot of corruption and end up leaving, or are forced out as a result. These souls are generally forgotten, they are still servitors of the Lord, but there's no follow up or after care for their abrupt readjustment to life outside. They are on their own, many don't make it, some choosing suicide, some rejoin other practices, others actively preach against the movement speaking out, while sadly many cannot reconnect or find solace and end up becoming atheists.

The ripple effect of our actions and words should not be glazed over, thinking we will automatically be forgiven because we prayed for atonement or performed penance or ritual sacrifice (Vedic or other). Our words and actions carry weight and will have a lasting effect and reaction.

It has been many years since I left the 'institution' and began practicing on my own, on my terms and my way. It has been the most blissful and spiritually euphoric years of my life so far. I wouldn't change anything, Giri Govardhana has been very kind and I am most fortunate to have His beautiful darshan daily. Everywhere I go, people fall in love with Him, ask about Him and eat His remnants.

Thank you reading and I hope you all having a blissful day. Love thy neighbors and please help the homeless, we are all the Lord's servitors after all, the Lord is not biased so let us help and be kind to each other.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Big Bang Theory: No Longer Makes Sense (Forbes)

Sanatan Goswami Disappearance Day 07/27/18

[Compiled by Yasodanandan das] 

śrī-rūpa, sanātana, bhaṭṭa-raghunātha
śrī-jīva, gopāla-bhaṭṭa, dāsa-raghunātha


śrī-rūpa—Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī; sanātana—Sanātana Gosvāmī; bhaṭṭa-raghunātha—Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī; śrī-jīva—Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī; gopāla-bhaṭṭa—Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī; dāsa-raghunātha—Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī.


The instructing spiritual masters are Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī, Śrī Bhaṭṭa Raghunātha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī and Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī. Link to this page:

śrī-rūpa, sanātana, bhaṭṭa-raghunātha
śrī-jīva, gopāla-bhaṭṭa, dāsa-raghunātha


śrī-rūpa—Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī; sanātana—Sanātana Gosvāmī; bhaṭṭa-raghunātha—Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī; śrī-jīva—Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī; gopāla-bhaṭṭa—Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī; dāsa-raghunātha—Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī.


The instructing spiritual masters are Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī, Śrī Bhaṭṭa Raghunātha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī and Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī. Link to this page:

jaya jaya nityānanda, jaya kṛpā-maya
yāṅhā haite pāinu rūpa-sanātanāśraya


jaya jaya—all glories; nityānanda—to Lord Nityānanda; jaya kṛpā-maya—all glories to the most merciful Lord; yāṅhā haite—from whom; pāinu—I got; rūpa-sanātana-āśraya—shelter at the lotus feet of Rūpa Gosvāmī and Sanātana Gosvāmī.


All glory, all glory to the merciful Lord Nityānanda, by whose mercy I have attained shelter at the lotus feet of Śrī Rūpa and Śrī Sanātana. Link to this page:

yāṅhā haite pāinu raghunātha-mahāśaya
yāṅhā haite pāinu śrī-svarūpa-āśraya


yāṅhā haite—from whom; pāinu—I got; raghunātha-mahā-āśaya—the shelter of Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī; yāṅhā haite—from whom; pāinu—I got; śrī-svarūpa-āśraya—shelter at the feet of Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī.


By His mercy I have attained the shelter of the great personality Śrī Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, and by His mercy I have found the refuge of Śrī Svarūpa Dāmodara.


Anyone desiring to become expert in the service of Śrī Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa should always aspire to be under the guidance of Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī, Rūpa Gosvāmī, Sanātana Gosvāmī and Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī. To come under the protection of the Gosvāmīs, one must get the mercy and grace of Nityānanda Prabhu. The author has tried to explain this fact in these two verses.Link to this page:

Srila Prabhupada describes the relationship between Sanatana Goswami and Raghunatha dasa Goswami

sanātana-kṛpāya pāinu bhaktira siddhānta
śrī-rūpa-kṛpāya pāinu bhakti-rasa-prānta


sanātana-kṛpāya—by the mercy of Sanātana Gosvāmī; pāinu—I got; bhaktira siddhānta—the conclusions of devotional service; śrī-rūpa-kṛpāya—by the mercy of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī; pāinu—I got; bhakti-rasa-prānta—the limit of the mellows of devotional service.


By the mercy of Sanātana Gosvāmī I have learned the final conclusions of devotional service, and by the grace of Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī I have tasted the highest nectar of devotional service.

Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī Prabhu, the teacher of the science of devotional service, wrote several books, of which the Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta is very famous; anyone who wants to know about the subject matter of devotees, devotional service and Kṛṣṇa must read this book. Sanātana Gosvāmī also wrote a special commentary on the Tenth Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam known as the Daśama-ṭippanī which is so excellent that by reading it one can understand very deeply the pastimes of Kṛṣṇa in His exchanges of loving activities. Another famous book by Sanātana Gosvāmī is the Hari-bhakti-vilāsa, which states the rules and regulations for all divisions of Vaiṣṇavas, namely, Vaiṣṇava householders, Vaiṣṇava brahmacārīs, Vaiṣṇava vānaprasthas and Vaiṣṇava sannyāsīs. This book was especially written, however, for Vaiṣṇava householders. Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī has described Sanātana Gosvāmī in his prayer Vilāpa-kusumāñjali, verse six, where he has expressed his obligation to Sanātana Gosvāmī in the following words:

vairāgya-yug-bhakti-rasaṁ prayatnair
apāyayan mām anabhīpsum andham
kṛpāmbudhir yaḥ para-duḥkha-duḥkhī
sanātanas taṁ prabhum āśrayāmi

"I was unwilling to drink the nectar of devotional service possessed of renunciation, but Sanātana Gosvāmī, out of his causeless mercy, made me drink it, even though I was otherwise unable to do so. Therefore, he is an ocean of mercy. He is very compassionate to fallen souls like me, and thus it is my duty to offer my respectful obeisances unto his lotus feet." Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī also, in the last section of Caitanya-caritāmṛta, specifically mentions the names of Rūpa Gosvāmī, Sanātana Gosvāmī and Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī and offers his respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of these three spiritual masters, as well as Raghunātha dāsa. Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī also accepted Sanātana Gosvāmī as the teacher of the science of devotional service. Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī is described as the bhakti-rasācārya, or one who knows the essence of devotional service. His famous book Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu is the science of devotional service, and by reading this book one can understand the meaning of devotional service. Another of his famous books is Ujjvala-nīlamaṇi. In this book he elaborately explains the loving affairs and transcendental activities of Lord Kṛṣṇa and Rādhārāṇī. Link to this page:

Srila Prabhupada explains  how Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu taught Srila Sanatana Goswami for two months at Prayaga
sanātana gosāñi āsi' tāṅhāi mililā
tāṅra śikṣā lāgi' prabhu du-māsa rahilā


sanātana—of the name Sanātana; gosāñi—a great devotee; āsi'-coming there; tāṅhai—there at Vārāṇasī; milila—visited Him; tāṅra—His; śikṣā—in struction; lāgi'-for the matter of; prabhu—Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; du-māsa—two months; rahilā—remained there.


When Sanātana Gosvāmī came from Bengal, he met Lord Caitanya at the house of Tapana Miśra, where Lord Caitanya remained continuously for two months to teach him devotional service.


Lord Caitanya taught Sanātana Gosvāmī in the line of disciplic succession. Sanātana Gosvāmī was a very learned scholar in Sanskrit and other languages, but until instructed by Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu he did not write anything about Vaiṣṇava behavior. His very famous book Hari-bhakti-vilāsa, which gives directions for Vaiṣṇava candidates, was written completely in compliance with the instructions of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. In this Hari-bhakti-vilāsa Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī gives definite instructions that by proper initiation by a bona fide spiritual master one can immediately become a brāhmaṇa. In this connection he says:

yathā kāñcanatāṁ yāti kāṁsyaṁ rasa-vidhānataḥ
tathā dīkṣā-vidhānena dvijatvaṁ jāyate nṛṇām

"As bell metal is turned to gold when mixed with mercury in an alchemical process, so one who is properly trained and initiated by a bona fide spiritual master immediately becomes a brāhmaṇa."

Sometimes those born in brāhmaṇa families protest this, but they have no strong arguments against this principle. By the grace of Kṛṣṇa and His devotee, one's life can change. This is confirmed in Śrīmad-Bhagavatam by the words jahāti bandham and śudhyanti. Jahāti bandham indicates that a living entity is conditioned by a particular type of body. The body is certainly an impediment, but one who associates with a pure devotee and follows his instructions can avoid this impediment and become a regular brāḥmaṇa by initiation under his strict guidance. Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī states how a non-brāhmaṇa can be turned into a brāhmaṇa by the association of a pure devotee. Prabhaviṣṇave namaḥ: Lord Viṣṇu is so powerful that He can do anything He likes. Therefore, it is not difficult for Viṣṇu to change the body of a devotee who is under the guidance of a pure devotee of the Lord. Link to this page:

tāṅre śikhāilā saba vaiṣṇavera dharma
bhāgavata-ādi śāstrera yata gūḍha marma


tāṅre—unto him (Sanātana Gosvāmī); śikhāilā—the Lord taught him; saba—all; vaiṣṇavera—of the devotees; dharma—regular activities; bhāgavata—Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam; ādi—beginning with; śāstrera—of the revealed scriptures; yata—all; gūḍha—confidential; marma—purpose.


On the basis of scriptures like Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which reveal these confidential directions, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu instructed Sanātana Gosvāmī regarding all the regular activities of a devotee.


In the paramparā system, the instructions taken from the bona fide spiritual master must also be based on revealed Vedic scriptures. One who is in the line of disciplic succession cannot manufacture his own way of behavior. There are many so-called followers of the Vaiṣṇava cult in the line of Caitanya Mahāprabhu who do not scrupulously follow the conclusions of the śāstras, and therefore they are considered to be apa-sampradāya, which means "outside of the sampradāya." Some of these groups are known as āula, bāula, kartābhajā, neḍā, daraveśa, sāṅi sahajiyā, sakhībhekī, smārta, jata-gosāñi, ativāḍī, cūḍādhārī and gaurāṅga-nāgarī. In order to follow strictly the disciplic succession of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, one should not associate with these apasampradāya communities.

One who is not taught by a bona fide spiritual master cannot understand the Vedic literature. To emphasize this point, Lord Kṛṣṇa, while instructing Arjuna, clearly said that it was because Arjuna was His devotee and confidential friend that he could understand the mystery of the Bhagavad-gītā. It is to be concluded, therefore, that one who wants to understand the mystery of revealed scriptures must approach a bona fide spiritual master, hear from him very submissively and render service to him. Then the import of the scriptures will be revealed. It is stated in the Vedas (Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad 6.23):

yasya deve parā bhaktir
yathā deve tathā gurau
tasyaite kathitā hy arthāḥ
prakāśante mahātmanaḥ

"The real import of the scriptures is revealed to one who has unflinching faith in both the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the spiritual master." Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura advises, sādhu-śāstra-guru-vākya, hṛdaye kariyā aikya. The meaning of this instruction is that one must consider the instructions of the sādhu, the revealed scriptures and the spiritual master in order to understand the real purpose of spiritual life. Neither a sādhu (saintly person or Vaiṣṇava) nor a bona fide spiritual master says anything that is beyond the scope of the sanction of the revealed scriptures. Thus, the statements of the revealed scriptures correspond to those of the bona fide spiritual master and saintly persons. One must therefore act with reference to these three important sources of understanding. Link to this page:

Spanish Fork Temple Re-zoning for Commercial

Utah County Planning Department is considering a rezoning of land around and including the Krishna Temple Complex in Spanish Fork. If passed it will allow the following commercial enterprises to locate right next to the Temple as well as jam up the hitherto beautiful rural views with possible a) slaughter house b) meat packing plant c) commercial dog kennel d) mechanics shop e) shooting range f) cattle feed lot g) windmills
To date the Krishna Temple's allure has come in large part to its green rural setting, and pleasing panoramic views from the elevated property. It is the number one tourist attraction south of Provo, drawing more than 100,000 visitors and festival goers, as well as 3,000 school kids on fields trip per annum.
We the temple managers feel this zoning change will undo much of our labor of love from the past 35 years and significantly degrade the experiences of the many visitors who come here for a little peace and beauty.
If you would like to voice your objections to this change for the worse, please email the following ideally by this Friday July 27 or latest Monday July 30.
Namaste, Caru and Vai

LGBT and Pedophilia (PADA)

PADA: A lot of the pedophiles in ISKCON have been homosexuals. However they are not operating as official LGBT folks, rather they hide themselves in other roles. We have lots of LGBT'ers in San Francisco for example, however, the more likely candidates for being charged as pedophiles are -- the priests, the middle aged men who hustle underage runaways, the gangs that run the prostitution and drug trade, and so forth. Even some cops were charged for taking advantage of underage prostitutes. 

LGBT folks are not being arrested for much of anything, although that does not mean their agenda is a good idea. Its just that targeting them often leads us away from the real victimizer group. Having said that, there may be pedophiles also found in the so-called LGBT program as well, its seems they infiltrate wherever they can get a foothold. At least they do not worship sexual predators as we find in the bogus GBC process.

Srila Prabhupada says when a guru has illicit sex with a follower, that is just like a father having sex with his daughter. This has been a big scandal problem in ISKCON because its also clouded over the whole idea of a pure guru parampara, which is devoid of such deviants. If sexual predators are in the "guru parampara from God" of a society, then predators will sprout up everywhere else, because we become what we worship. 

The LGBT folks are not generally people charged with crimes because that is not part of their process, at least apparently. I think we need to look at the closet and hidden role molesters, who are actually the much more active sexual predators, as the more relevant problem. I believe we will find lots of them even in the Christians / conservatives camp, maybe more than anywhere else, like Roy Moore and etc. There are predators hiding in other roles, and that makes them a lot more dangerous than the official so-called "gay" agenda. According to Psychology Today, family members are the most likely child abusers than any other group, and that can include the parents. 

As far as the so-called USA "conservative's" complaints about the abortion agenda itself goes, its mainly supported by the USA's "conservatives" themselves, who have almost (to the man) always voted for free trade with China, which supports 25M annual abortions, since the state and the industries are one unit.  

Yes, guys like Tucker Carlson will make a huge issue of some woman who dresses her five year old boy as a girl. This is a very isolated thing rarely ever seen even in San Francisco, if ever, but he never touches the abortion in China issue, which his pals have supported by funding China for decades. Its a smoke screen IMHO. 

In ISKCON, when people wondered why I opposed for example Sridhara Maharaja, its because when I protested their sexual predator's program -- he complained about us and said, none should protest. There are lots of people who will try to put lipstick on this pig, including so-called religion authorities, not really LGBTs, the ones I knew were in favor of my protest. 

Recently Mukunda England (of Sanat / Mukunda / Prahlad / HKC Jaipur crew) said that homosexual molesting creates more homosexuals, because it changes their orientation. And he says, molesting creates more molesters, from victims who were molested previously. Wow! So he fully admits that the reason these folks did not want PADA to liberate hundreds of children from that agenda is, they wanted to create more homosexuals and molesters? 

And then Bhakta Peter writes to tell me their support of this agenda is "not a big deal." Well yes, its not a big deal, unless you are victims of their agenda -- and then there is a depression and suicide problem? Why does Mukunda and his pals want to produce more molesters? Yep, told ya they are hidden promoters of this agenda. They are the illuminati. Its amazing, sometimes supporters of this agenda just come right out and tell us what its aim and object is. These people are generally not LGBT, rather they are just as often creepy people posing as religionists. 

Anyway, the good news is, we crumped down this agenda in ISKCON to a large extent, its well known now that these guys were hiding here, and they have been exposed. Only some covered over people are not aware of this agenda at this point. To sum, sexual predators posing as parents, priests, teachers, and religionists etc. are a much bigger problem than the so-called LGBT's, and this has been the case for thousands of years. ys pd

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

ISKCON Silicon Valley: Special Prayers Needed!




Dear Friends and Patrons, ISV Temple is organizing a special Kirtan prayer session for the quick recovery of two senior devotees of ISKCON: HH Jayapataka Swami and HH Radhanath Swami. HH Jayapataka Swami has been battling poor health for few years now. 

He is currently hospitalized in Chennai. HH Radhanath Swami is recovering and is resting a few months as strongly insisted by doctors. Srila Prabhupada would sometimes ask his disciples to pray for his recovery from disease so he could finish his spiritual master’s mission. 

Let us come together and offer our sincere prayers for the quick recovery of these two dearest disciples of Srila Prabhupada so they can continue their glorious service to all the suffering souls! 

Don't forget to pray for the good health of child abuse program leaders like Dhanurdar too?

[PADA: Wait a minute! Srila Prabhupada says: if we neophytes take the post of diksha gurus we will be overwhelmed by taking sins. This will make us get sick, fall down or both (and a number of these bogus GBC gurus died prematurely). That means Krishna is NOT PLEASED when these neophytes take the post of His diksha guru successors. 

Now, we have to pray to Krishna to help us continue our mistake of making premature diksha gurus, without removing these people from the post of diksha gurus to actually fix the mistake? Yes, we are sorry that we made false gurus, but we are keeping them anyway? We have to pray to Krishna to make our counterfeit money real. That makes no sense? 

And when a lot of these gurus were getting sick, falling down and dying premature, did "praying to Krishna" save many of them? It does not look that way? Most of them just fell by the wayside anyway?

Jayapataka is a founder father of the illicit sex with men, women and children false acharya's sampradaya. His only one credit is, his messiahs are not having illicit sex with the family goat? No amount of praying can save his soul? JPS program is constantly attacking Krishna's parampara as a den of debauchees, fools, drunkards, sexual predators, criminals, porno swamis etc. 

Srila Prabhupada said that guru imitators are never forgiven by the Lord or any agents of the Lord. Praying for them does no good? Did I forget to mention that some Bhakti Vikas swami program associates are complaining that Radhanath swami rarely mentions Krishna or Srila Prabhupada in his talks, and he sounds like a new age psycho-babbler? How did this person become the messiah of the Jagat? Yes Krishna we are praying -- make our counterfeit money real. And Krishna is supposed to answer these prayers? ys pd]

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Swarupa Hebel "The Best Disciple of Prabhupada"?

Swarupa Hebel (center)

Recently, Hanuman Croatia says that the best Srila Prabhupada disciple is self -evidently Swarupa Hebel, because he always posts nice quotes from Srila Prabhupada. Sounds good? Except that Swarupa Hebel has been very deeply associated with folks like Sruta Srava das, a big supporter of the Sridhara Maharaja Gaudiya Matha's program. In fact Swarupa said Sruta Srava was his best friend.

Did we forget to mention that their hero Sridhara Maharaja is a founder father of the 1936 bi-sexual acharya's program? Sridhara's program produced -- first of all -- a sexual predator as their acharya. This program then had dissenters -- banned, beaten and killed around the 1940s. And then many other conditioned souls stepped up to be "gurus" in the Gaudiya Matha, which Srila Prabhupada says -- destroyed the mission of his guru maharaja. Is this not what happened in ISKCON as well, many conditioned souls have stepped forward to be gurus?

And lest we forget, Srila Prabhupada told us after 1936 some "dissenters" to Sridhara's debauchee acharya's process had their faces pushed into dog stools, had their skulls cracked with bricks and so forth. And then, after 1977 Sridhara Maharaja supported 11 more false gurus from the ISKCON GBC, where (again) dissenters were also banned, beaten, and even shot. Exponents of these programs are the real "preachers" of ISKCON? 

And when Sridhara Maharaja found out some of us were protesting after 1978 he said, "none should protest." And then some people wonder how all this program of banning, beating, molesting and murders was going on with such little resistance? Well jeepers, "none should protest." Whom else would enable and empower such a process? After the Swarupa Hebel and Rupanuga ilk were essentially compromised with the guru's regime, this placed us dissenters in extreme danger, we were painted as "isolated cranks." Same process Sridhara Maharaja created for dissenters after 1936, the dissenters are offenders to the guru -- go get em, its open season.  

Did I forget to mention Sridhara's 1936 "acharya" later on rejected Srila Saraswati, and he was reported as saying bad things about the Gaudiya Vaishnava program? And apparently he got married to a mundane type woman -- who later murdered their son with poison -- to save the matha from the scandal that she was -- a prostitute? And then Sridhara's "acharya" himself committed suicide with the same poison, being disgusted that their son had to be killed to suppress his scandalous life? 

Did I forget to mention that some ex-gurukulis from ISKCON said that they too were de facto poisoned by the GBC's program (supported by Sridhara Maharaja's ilk) due to being severely mistreated? Some ex-kulis said yes, children are being victimized in both post-1936 and post-1977 examples. And none should protest? Children are being victimized, none should protest, that helps the predators and victimizers and no one else?

Is this path really the way forward for the Krishna religion? 

Anyone who wants to worship Srila Prabhupada and not Sridhara's illicit sex debauchee acharyas is to be banned, beaten and shot, and this is the program we need to have to save ISKCON? Save ISKCON from what? Did I forget to mention Swarupa's other pals are people like Bhakta das, another Gaudiya Matha groupie / supporter and a person who speaks favorably about Radhanath swami, Trivrikram swami and others in the GBC's guru's regime? And Bhakta das and Gurukripa are often apparently hanging out with these GBC guru types programs when they visit India. 

And some of the Bhakta das groupies once sent me death threats, saying I was offending the pure devotees of the Gaudiya Math. Right, we are not supporting the worship of debauchees as God's successors, so we need to be killed, same things that happened to dissenters to Sridhara's debauchee gurus after 1936. Why is this the road to Vaikuntha for some folks?

Did we forget to mention Bhakta dasa's designer drugs program was busted by the Federal authority in the USA? And he was later arrested in Puri, India for some type of sexual exploitation charge. OK he is a trouble maker, and he is also not a good candidate for understanding the siddhanta. 

Bhakta das (William G Benedict): There are a lot of devotees who love Radhanatha Maharaja and he has inspired them to give their life to Krsna. To call him phony or anything is not the mood of a Vaisnava. Srila Puri Maharaja called him a "sadhu" or saintly person, in my presence several times. It is best to not say anything, if we can't say something good.

What is really strange here is that Hanuman Croatia is perhaps the worst critic of Radhanath, even worse than us, then he promotes the same team that is sympathetic to the GBC / Radhanath false guru's agenda? Hanuman says the Gaudiya Matha's folks are rascals, so we need to work with the team that supports their false guru's and / or their agenda? As for BV Puri Maharaja, yes agreed he is a nice guy -- but clearly he thinks that the main henchmen of a sexual predator's and criminal's acharya process is a "sadhu" because -- he is under the illusion of the material energy.

Now as for Swarupa's other associates from the photo, on the left is Ratna Bushana das (Wayne Seltzer) who was very unfriendly to me in Los Angeles and it almost looked like he was going to beat my head in more than a few times. OK he is a fanatical follower of the GBC's illicit sex messiahs program. I tried to explain to him that Lord Krishna's successors are not EVER illicit sex debauchees, and he merely got very angry with me, but so did a lot of the other molester guru program's goondas down there. 

Yep, anyone who says God's guru successors are not out their doing the hokey pokey -- is an enemy of this group? One GBC guru guy wrote to tell me his guru is not a hokey pokey, he was only "voted in" by some of the people doing the hokey pokey. Great! My guru is as pure as God because, he was voted in by the hokey pokester guru sabha. Who knew! And Sridhara is the person who said they should conduct these guru voting programs. Yes, I need to quit hokey poking for a little while, while I go to the meeting and vote in God's next messiahs!

The word on the street in Los Angeles is -- that Ratna Bushana is a thug / enforcer of the worship of sexual predator's GBC's guru program. Again, Swarupa pals around with these types of folks and not us. The good news is that the Los Angeles temple's other guru "Jayadvaita swami" (Jay Israel) says that their "parampara of gurus" from heaven only contains things like: illicit sex with men, women and children, that means the family dog is safe! Maybe even the family goat too! 

And then they have vicious thugs to enforce this odious worship? Did we forget to mention a devotee in another land has hired a lawyer and he has asked me to help them put together a fraud case -- for the GBC's teaching children that God's successors are often degraded debauchees? What kind of religion says that God is pure, therefore His successors are often having illicit sex, taking drugs, and behaving like party animals, or what Srila Prabhupada calls dog behavior? Of course Sulochana said it is an offense to dogs to say their gurus are like dogs, because dogs do not kill vaishnavas and orchestrate programs of devotee's children being molested. 

As one victim said, we were poked in the behind by this program and so according to their karma, these people will go to a planet where they will find their behinds being poked with red hot pokers. He also said, he cannot wait for that to happen. Heh heh heh! And this is the best Prabhupada preaching program we can find or be associated with?    

On the other side of Swarupa is apparently Hari Sauri dasa (Denis Harrison?). OK yet another big advocate of the GBC's illicit sex messiah's program, and no small amount of poking in the behind pooja-fied process. Did I forget to mention, that we had to have their program sued for $400,000,000 for mass child abuse? And that Los Angeles guru Jayapataka is one of the people who had me booted out of ISKCON when I complained that the ISKCON children should not worship deviants as their gurus around 1979? And Hari Sauri hangs out in Mayapura where Jayapataka has been made the emperor? 

Sridhara Maharaja / Bhakta Das / Hari Sauri / Rupanuga -- and all the rest, have also been encouraging neophytes to absorb sins as diksha gurus. Srila Prabhupada said if they did that, they would have to suffer. So their gurus suffer, their followers suffer because their sins are not resolved, and their gurus get sick, fall down and die early. Why is this always presented as the way forward?     

And their bogus preaching is STILL the SAME problem, the GBC as a group still preaches that everyone has to worship their illicit sex with men, women and children guru lineage even now. Worse, some of the GBC's folks are helping burying known sexual predators in samadhis. Never mind Hari Sauri is not too sure whether our protest of the changed books is a good idea? Again, why would anyone want to teach children that God's successors are often debauchees? Anyway, we are glad Hanuman has made it clear what camp he really sides with. 

Swarup Hebel: After reading PADA's rants he got back to me with a response. He said that it was very apparent that the guy was a pathological liar, a paranoid sociopath, a narcissist and suffered from a severe case of arrested development (i.e. had the emotional maturity of a twelve year old angry boy). To say the least he has an exaggerated sense of his own intelligence and importance and the fact that he has somehow acquired admirers and followers only serves to fan the fires of his increasingly irrational, vocal (and annoying) personality and behavior.

Yep, as soon as we said there is banning, beating, molesting and murders going on then people like: the GBC clan, Sridhara Maharaja ilk, Swarupa Hebel, Rupanuga, and many similar others said I was "making offenses to advanced devotees," and I was "too heavy" "its all lies" and so on. Same thing Sanat / Mukunda / Prahlad / HKC Jaipur say, oh yes, all these crimes are "PADA lies." We need to listen to Bhakta das, the real bhakta here, because he loves Radhanath and so we need to listen to him. OK that enabled the crooks and their crimes? 

And that is how all the banning, beating, molesting and murders program was empowered and enabled, they chopped the legs off our protest to defend their evil regime. Anyway we needed to point all this out so that people know on whose shoulders the real blame for all these troubles in ISKCON rests. ys pd   

Hanuman's guru: Back to Soccer Head Pada.

Jagannatha Puri Rathayatra (4 Hour Video)

Book Changes: Only With The Consent of the Author

Only With the Consent of the Author

[PADA: Srila Prabhupada's books cannot be changed, and in any case -- only with the consent of the author. That shuts down Jayadvaita, Purujit and any other re-writing editors from the get go. Notice that these BBT "editors" are now not willing to talk to Garuda das. Of course, these BBT editing folks never wanted to talk to PADA either. Same exact problem we are having with the Purujit / BLISS Spain clan, they no longer want to talk to us either. Well yep, they have been exposed as frauds. ys pd]


Srila Prabhupada has been consistent over the years in his instructions on editing, that they should be, as he wrote in a letter to Rupanuga Prabhu in 1970: "Our editing is to correct grammatical and spelling errors only, without interpolation of style or philosophy" (Los Angeles: February 17, 1970). Almost exactly two years later, Srila Prabhupada had his publishing contract with Macmillan Publishing Company modified under the revisions clause, no. V. to say that revisions were allowed only with the consent of the author, and he initialized this. 

I believe that Jayadvaita Swami has honestly admitted his revisionist editing of the MAC 72 edition was never ordered by Śrīla Prabhupāda, nor did Śrīla Prabhupāda ever give his consent to Jayadvaita Swami to conduct such editing and revisionist work on the BBT books.

Śrīla Prabhupāda's books affect us all. They are his vāni. They are the heartbeat of the Movement. They are what Śrīla Prabhupāda said to rely on after he departed. Does anyone reading this depend on Jayadvaita Swami's initiatives that are independent of Śrīla Prabhupāda's instructions that forbid interpolating or changing or revising as something vital to their connection to Śrīla Prabhupāda and the paramparā?

It is interesting to note that in the language of the contract within this clause it is stated, "When the revisions are not made by the Author, the Publisher shall cause such fact to be evident in the revised subsequent edition." The BBT/Jayadvaita Swami have neglected to declare all the revisions that were made as revisions of the editor and not the original author in the revised second edition of 1983.

Brothers and sisters in Krishna bhakti sevā reading this: Shortly I will be proposing to the BBT board to bring the BBT publishing and editorial standards to a new level of professionalism and devotional fidelity to Śrīla Prabhupāda's instructions on the matter. So far I have found my intereactions with BBT representatives very cordial and very conducive to dialogue, so I will keep pursuing this for the sake of bringing greater unity among the devotees and greater peacefulness in their hearts.

I should note that both Jayadvaita Swami and Dravida Brahmacari have both cut me off and refuse to discuss these vital issues that affect all of us. I'm sorry to have to report this. Dravida wrote the following to me:

After reading your "Commentary on 'A Note About the Second Edition,'" I'm no longer willing to speak with you.

Dravida dasa

I wrote back to Dravida inviting him to explain to me what he felt was incorrect or troublesome in any way with my commentary on the BBT83's "A Note About the Second Edition," and yet I've received no response since receiving his last words to me. However, I do find that the BBT Board is far more open to dialogue and progress. I will keep everyone informed of my progress as I am allowed to disclose such matters. I am hopeful that the very dedicated and thoughtful devotees who make up the BBT Board can envision a new BBT that embodies Śrīla Prabhupāda's instructions for editing and preserving his style and teachings with much greater professionalism, and a new BBT that inspires devotees to bring more and more of the world to Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings by illuminating them.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sayana Ekadasi Sunday July 22nd

Sayana Ekadasi is Sunday, July 22, 2018 California Time 

(Fast from grains and beans)

Sayana Ekadasi

The saintly king Yudhishthira Maharaj said, "Oh Keshava, what is the name of that Ekadasii that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha (June - July)? Who is the worshipable Deity for the auspicious day, and what is the process for observing this event? Lord Sri Krishna replied, "Oh caretaker of this Earthly planet, I shall gladly tell you a wonderful historical event that the deva lord Brahma once narrated to his son Narad Muni.

"One day Narad Muni asked his father, 'What is the name of the Ekadasii that comes during the light part of the month of Ashadha', much as you did? Kindly tell me how I should observe this Ekadasi and thus please the Supreme Lord, Sri Vishnu.' "Lord Brahma replied, 'Oh great saintly orator, O best of all sages, Oh purest devotee of Lord Vishnu, your question is as usual excellent for all mankind.

There is nothing better than Ekadasi, the day of Lord Sri Hari, in this or any other world. It nullifies even the worst sins if observed properly. For this reason I shall tell you about this Ashadha-shukla Ekadasi. 'Fasting on this Ekadasi purifies one of all sins and fulfills all ones desires. Therefore, whoever neglects to observe this sacred fast day is a good candidate for entering into hell. Ashadha-shukla Ekadasi is also famous as Padma Ekadasi.

Just to please the Supreme Lord Hrishikesha, the master of the senses, one should fast on this day. Listen carefully, Oh Narad, as I relate to you a wonderful historical event that was recorded in the scriptures regarding this Ekadasi. Just hearing this account destroys all kinds of sins, along with all obstacles on the path to spiritual perfection.

'Oh son, there was once a saintly king in the Surya Vamsha (Sun dynasty) whose name was Mandhata. Because he always stood up for the truth, he was appointed emperor. He took care of his subjects as though they were his very own family members and children. On account of his piety and great religiosity, there was no pestilence, drought, or disease of any kind in his entire kingdom.

All his subjects were not only free of all kinds of disturbances but also were very wealthy. The king's own treasury was free of any ill-gotten moneys, and thus he ruled happily for many years. Once, however, because of some sin in his kingdom, there was a drought for three years. The subjects found themselves beset by famine also.

The lack of food grains made it impossible for them to perform the prescribed Vedic sacrifices, offer oblations of grita (ghee) to their forefathers and to the devas, engage in any ritualistic worship, or even study the Vedic literatures.
Finally, they all came before their beloved king in a great assembly and addressed him thus, 'Oh king, you always see to our welfare, so we humbly beg your assistance now.

Everyone and everything in this world needs water. Without water, almost everything is rendered useless or dead. The Vedas call water nara, and because the Supreme Personality of Godhead sleeps upon water, His another name is Narayana. God makes His own abode on water and takes His rest there.

It is said that three things cannot exist without water; pearls, human beings, and flour. The essential quality of a pearl is its luster, and that is due to water.
The essence of a man is his semen, whose main constituent is water. And without water, flour cannot be made into dough and then be cooked into various forms of bread, offered and eaten.

Sometimes water is called jala-narayaaa, the Supreme Lord in the form of this life sustaining substance - water. In His form as the clouds, the Supreme Lord is present throughout the sky and pours forth rains, from which grow the grains that maintain every living entity. "Oh king, the severe drought has caused a great lack of valuable grains; thus we are all miserable, and the population is decreasing as people die off or leave your kingdom.

"Oh best ruler on Earth, please find some solutions to this problem and bring us to peace and prosperity once again." The king replied, "You speak the truth, for grains are like Brahman, the Absolute Truth, who lives within grains and thereby sustains all beings. Indeed, it is because of grains that the entire world lives. Now, why is there a terrible drought in our kingdom?

"The Holy Scriptures discuss this subject very thoroughly. If a king (or head of the country) is irreligious, both he and his subjects suffer. I have meditated upon the cause of our problem for a long time, but after searching my past and present character I can honestly say that I find no sin. Still, for the good of all you subjects, I shall try to remedy the situation.

Thinking in this way, King Mandhata assembled his army and entourage. Paid his obeisances to me, and then entered the forest. He wandered here and there, seeking great sages in their Ashrams and inquiring about how to resolve the crisis in his kingdom. At last he came upon the ashram of one of my other sons, Angira Muni, whose effulgence lit up all directions.

Seated in his hermitage, Angira looked like a second Brahma. King Mandhata was very pleased to see that exalted sages, whose senses were completely under control. The king immediately dismounted his horse and offered his respectful obeisances at the lotus feet of Angira Muni.

Then the king joined his palms and prayed for the Muni's blessings. That saintly person reciprocated by blessing the king with sacred mantras; then he asked him about the welfare of the seven limbs of his kingdom. The seven limbs of a king's domain are: 

1. the king himself;

2. the ministers;

3. his treasury;

4. his military forces;

5. his allies;

6. the brahmins;

7. the sacrificial performances performed in the kingdom and the needs of the subjects under his care.

After telling the sage how the seven limbs of his kingdom were situated, King Mandhata asked the sage about his own situation, and if he was happy. Then Angira Muni asked the king why he had undertaken such a difficult journey into the forest, and the king told him of the affliction his kingdom was suffering.

The king said, "Oh great sage, I am ruling and maintaining my kingdom while following the Vedic injunctions, and thus I do not know the reason for the drought. To solve this mystery, I have approached you for help. Please help me relieve the suffering of my subjects.

'Angira Rishi said to the king, 'The present age, Satya yuga, is the best of all ages, for in this age Dharma stands on all four legs (Truthfulness, Austerity, Mercy, and Cleanliness). In this age everyone respects Brahmins as the topmost members of society. Also, everyone fulfills his occupational duties, and only twice-born Brahmins are allowed to perform Vedic austerities and penances.

Although this is a standard, Oh lion among kings, there is one shudra (uninitiated, untrained person) who is unlawfully performing the rites of austerity and penance in your kingdom. This is why there is no rain in your land.
You should therefore punish this laborer with death, for by so doing you will remove the contamination inflicted by his actions and restore peace to your subjects.

'The king then replied, "How can I kill an offense-less performer of austerity and sacrifice? Please give me some spiritual solution. 'The great sage Angira Muni then said, "Oh king, you should observe a fast on the Ekadasi that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha. This auspicious day is named Padma Ekadasi, and by its influence plentiful rains and thus grains and other foodstuffs will surely return to your kingdom.

This Ekadasi bestows perfection upon its faithful observers, removes all kinds of bad elements, and destroys all obstacles on the path to perfection. Oh king, you, your relatives, and your subjects should all observe this sacred Ekadasi fast. Then everything in your kingdom will undoubtedly return to normal.

Upon hearing these words, the king offered his obeisances and then returned to his palace. When the Padma Ekadasi arrived, King Mandhata assembled all the Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and shudras in his kingdom and instructed them to strictly observe this important fast day. After they had observed it, the rains fell, just as the sage had predicted, and in due course of time there were abundant crops and a rich harvest of grain.

By the mercy of the Supreme Lord Hrishikesha, the master of the senses, all the subjects of King Mandhata became extremely happy and prosperous. Therefore, Oh Narada, everyone should observe this Ekadasi fast very strictly, for it bestows all kinds of happiness, as well as ultimate liberation, upon the faithful devotee.'

Lord Sri Krishna concluded, "My dear Yudhishthira, Padma Ekadasi is so powerful that one who simply reads or hears its glories becomes completely sinless.
Oh Pandava, one who wishes to please Me should strictly observe this Ekadasi, which is also known as Deva-sayani Ekadasi. Deva-sayani, or Vishnu-sayani, indicates the day when Lord Vishnu goes to sleep with all the devas (demigods).

It is said that after this day one should not perform any new auspicious ceremonies until Devotthani Ekadasi (Haribodhini (Probodhini) Devotthaani (Utthana) Ekadasi), which occurs during the month of Kartika (October - November), because the devas (demigods), being asleep, cannot be invited to the sacrificial arena and because the Sun is traveling along its Southern course (Dakshinayanam).

"Lord Sri Krishna continued, "Oh lion among kings, Yudhishthira Maharaj, whoever wants liberation should regularly observe a fast on this Ekadasi which is also the day when the Chaturmasya fast begins. Thus ends the narration of the glories of the Ashadha-shukla Ekadasi - also known as PadmA Ekadasi or Deva-sayani Ekadasi - from the Bhavishya-uttara Purana.