Comments Posted By Ananda Hari das
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Dear Kesava Krsna Prabhu,
Thank you for writing to further clarify and for taking the time to respond to my comment.
I agree that to not doubt in the least, the Avadhuta nature of Lord Nityananda, we literally have to reject and suspend all rationality, all notions of normal human behaviour, all social norms and high brahminical principles, and even ‘normal’ vaisnava cultural expectations….
However we should also not doubt his Mercy on the doubters, for example Jagai and Madai could be said to be full of doubts about the Avadhuta nature of Lord Nityananda.
I really liked your description of the Nocturnal Kirtana and explanation why it was kept to the inner circle.
Ananda Hari das
» Posted By Ananda Hari das On May 7, 2009 @ 5:27 pm
‘In order for us to seek His mercy we literally have to reject and suspend all rationality, all notions of normal human behaviour, all social norms and high brahminical principles, and even ‘normal’ vaisnava cultural expectations, to not doubt in the least, the Avadhuta nature of Lord Nityananda. Only the privileged who have relinquished all forms of niggling doubts can get His mercy, and, as the often heard expression goes; “Dive in” to the ocean of Bhakti.’
With all due respect to Kesava Krsna das I do not feel comfortable with the above statement.
Is it not reasonable to have doubts? Even Srila Prabhupada doubted his Spiritual master when he heard him ordering his disciple to kill a snake, by Krishna’s mercy this doubt was removed and Prabhupada spoke fondly of the experience.
Perhaps because of my own ignorance that I am not getting it but it is my understanding that we should not blindly reject Krishna Consciousness because of our doubts but rather pray for the understanding and mercy so that in time they will all be removed.
» Posted By Ananda Hari das On May 5, 2009 @ 10:23 am
Dear Rupanuga Prabhu
Thank you so much for sharing this, it is very succinct, I feel it is very Krishna Conscious and it is very moving. For what my wishes are worth, I wish you all the best.
Your servant Ananda Hari das
» Posted By Ananda Hari das On Dec 19, 2008 @ 3:49 pm
Congratulations to Parasurama and the other great devotees at Food For All. whenever I see you on your trancendental exploits, on a raft on the Ganges or on Harinama in one of the many parades you attend with your massive Nrisimhadeva or Jagannatha, it makes me proud to be a Harry. Please keep it up.
» Posted By Ananda Hari das On Jun 10, 2008 @ 11:18 am
I like the idea of book distribution quotas, either given by Temple commanders or self motivated, being based on the amount of people approached rather than the number of books distributed or laxmi collected.
I can easily imagine the book scores read out during the morning program, Bhakta Fred approached 70 people, Gaura das approached 65 people etc… Today by the combined effort of the devotees we distributed 700 maha big books etc….KI Jaya
Maybe this is me being sentimental but I think we need to distribute more books and at the same time work in a way that brings us closer and make us understand that if we are going to go back to Godhead it will be together rather than by beating the other devotees at something.
» Posted By Ananda Hari das On Jul 16, 2007 @ 2:39 pm
I went to Wales with my wife to see this play and we took some friends from North Wales.
I must say it was excellent and made us proud to see devotee’s doing something so professional, the theatre was packed and the audience loved it.
Well done to all involved.
» Posted By Ananda Hari das On Jul 2, 2007 @ 12:23 pm
A friend of mine who is not connected with the movement is so impressed with Akhanadadhi prabhu’s Thought for the Day, that she regularly records it just to send me a copy and the LifeScape magazine is a very good read and make a nice present for people who have not yet come in contact with Krishna!
» Posted By Ananda Hari das On Jul 2, 2007 @ 12:34 pm
Thank you for writing this it brings back so many memory’s of the tours in Africa, we used to bring so much luggage through the airport that the airline staff used to give out to us that it wasnt a cargo plane but they used to always let us on because we were ‘monks’, bhakta Vince was amazing at talking his way through the check in with all the sound equipment etc, that was pre 9-11 when it was easier to deal with airlines.
Tribhuvannatha prabhu used to push us so much in Africa but it was wonderful and we felt protected by Srila Prabhupada and Krishna. Giridhari prabhu was even attacked but he keeps going back year after year such is his love for Tribhuvannatha prabhu and perhaps for Africa itself. Mother Vrinda gave her life, and such a wonderful life it was, I envy her now because if Krishna is fair, which I am certain he is, then she will be with Tribhuvannatha prabhu now preaching up a storm.
Tribhuvannatha prabhu once told me that he felt safe in Africa, even with cancer he felt fully protected by Srila Prabhupada.
I hope to one day go back as I miss it and from my office job in Ireland I offer you all my obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada and his servant’s
» Posted By Ananda Hari das On Mar 14, 2007 @ 5:38 pm
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Please accept my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada
Thank you for your positive attitude towards preaching Srila Prabhupada’s message throughout the world. It would be foolish and counterproductive to suggest that we should stop or reduce preaching Krishna Consciousness to the Indian communities in the West, however it is very important that what we are preaching is Krishna Consciousness and not Hinduism. Srial Prabhupada went to great lengths to make people understand that we are not Hindu’s and we should respect his wisdom in doing this.
In my experience many Indians love Srila Prabhupada’s teachings and make wonderful Vaisnava’s where as others cannot get over the hurdle of Mayavadi contamination.
It is very important that we are able to discriminate based on a persons consciousness and not their body so that we can learn to have the wonderful experience of developing deep Vaisnava relationships regardless of color cast or creed.
» Posted By Ananda Hari das On Jun 19, 2006 @ 12:23 pm
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