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One Reason Why Not to Change the Design of the TVP

Thursday, 28 August 2008 / Published in Appeals, Sivarama Swami / 5,691 views

By Sivarama Swami

I am writing in response to the article on entitled “Nine Reasons to Change the Design of the TVP.” I will not answer the nine reasons point by point because Ambarisa Prabhu has already done that. Instead, I would like to give one reason that may ring a bell with devotees concerned about the topic. Please bear with me.

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3 Responses to “One Reason Why Not to Change the Design of the TVP”

  1. sivabd says :

    Hare Krishna Maharaja,
    Please Accept Our Humble Obeisances. All Glories To Srila Prabhupada. All Glories, All Glories To Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga. We are all united in reading your thoughts. We Pray to all Gurumaharaja(s),Srila Prabhupada, Shri Shri Pancha Tattva,Shri Shri Radha Madhava Ashtasakis and Shri Nrsinghadev to shower mercy in starting the construction without further delay. We also beg and appeal to all Vaishnavas to support this great endeavour. TIME IS RUNNING OUT. PLEASE GIVE ALL YOUR SUPPORT RIGHT NOW….. UNITED WE STAND AND UNITY IS STRENGTH.


    With Humble Obeisances,
    (NextGen Devotees)

  2. pustakrishna says :

    Dear Shivaram Maharaj,
    Dandavat and Hare Krishna. All Glories to Srila Prabhupad! Not only should we imagine that Srila Prabhupad were physically present, but we should live our personal lives under the watchful eye of our Sri Guru Vaishnava. I know that you actually must feel that way.
    It is important not to despair that ISKCON is big or small. The winds of Krishna Consciousness will always wax and wane. But, purity is most important. Afterall, we know that there are very few seekers in the world, and very few of them will know Krishna in truth. It is Krishna’s own statement in the Bhagavad Gita. And, in some places the local mission will be rising while in another place waning somewhat. And, it is ok that other missions are beginning to flourish in the world. This is what Srila Prabhupad hoped for, although he would not like to see his own mission, ISKCON, ransacked to get their manpower. That will require affectionate dealings on the part of ISKCON’s leadership.
    Regarding The Vedic Planetarium, I have left my emails in several places. I fully support the service of His Grace Ambarish Prabhu. Those with whom he is working should finalize the details of this great offering to Srila Prabhupad. Krishna will give them the intelligence, without any doubt, because of the purity of their purpose. There is no mundane consideration.
    Finally, the mistakes of the past are that. We should know that Krishna will not protect us from nonsense. It is a tough and expensive lesson. We cannot be stuck in the past. Although an atheist, Neitzche had this wisdom: A man makes his first mistake by not thinking enough, then the second mistake by thinking about it too much. Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur said, forget the past it sleeps and never the future dream at all…just live in times that are with thee and progress ye shall call (perhaps a word changed here or there, but you get it). Hare Krishna.


    Pusta Krishna das

  3. Truthseeker108 says :

    You are right Maharaj, we should move forward with this plan to build this beautiful city of Mayapur. There
    will never be a design that everyone will like so lets start the building process.