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Hari bol agtsp and their lord ships. It is sad to see so many devotees leaving their bodies like this.
But again, after reading all the books it seems it is how we seem to go from this world. The pandavas left timely and sadly as well lord Ramachandra left in a sad way as well. Our acarya set the example of fearless-
ness, don’t fear don’t hesitate and don’t worry. We will see krsna again and sri caitanya/nityananda
afterwards for sure. My respects to you Ramakeli prabhu. Hare krsna agtsp.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Sep 29, 2012 @ 4:44 am
Hari bol agtsp pamho: I wish there were more info on which ramakeli dasa is being
refered to here. I remember a ramakeli dasa who was in chicago temple back in 1982,
then as a radha damodara bus driver I drove into the that yatra as we took up the temple .
But little is said of who this ramakeli das is ?.
Please say more on his person/history and thank you sincerely, hare krsna.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Sep 21, 2012 @ 5:29 am
I want to add comment towards the eating of raw apricot seeds in appose to the taking of
a B-17 in tablet form. I myself took tablet form, then only after I was found cured of my stage-5 malignant cancer, did I order ( as test only) apricot seeds. I didn’t like eating the seeds at all.
And, I too wonder if eating raw apricot seeds straight, offer same all around good as tablet form. When it comes to raw herbs, seeds, fruits etc, sometimes it’s best to go tablet form
for maximum benefit, dealing less with side effects and taste of raw medicine…
Example: Vitimins in the raw: Seeds, herbs, fruits, may be natural, less costly-$.
But in certain cases it is far better to take a 100-mg vitimin-C tablet eh day above eating twenty oranges eh day to get the nutrition. There’s risk, side effects from too much citri acid in eating twenty oranges daily… Same with eating raw seeds, herbs and fruits in
large quantity on a daily basis. Think people…
My case example: The taking of a 3-yrs supply of B-17 tablets in 2-wks, was an emergency situation. I would’nt eat a 3-pound bag of apricot seeds to get the same benefits, no way. Sensical is a key. Yes, cancer is deadly and prevention is easy… B-17 worked for me, Trust me on this one account. My advice here is take B-17 on a daily basis,
1- 100mg tablet a day, it’s easier then a hand full of apricot seeds each day later, I know.
Sincerely: Antaryami Dasa- cancer surviver, AGTSP hare krsna.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Aug 9, 2012 @ 8:05 am
Hari bol pamho AGTSP:
I want to add that each morning we say the prayer offering our respectful
obeisance to all of those vaisnava devotees of the lord, who are just like
desire trees, they can fulfill the desires of everyone and are full of compassion
for the fallen condition souls.
We should say this with full understanding, belief, serious adhearing, not as
machanical recital. Vaisnavas must show compassion to all, regardless of status.
Example’s: Sriman kurma das a chef from australia, answers all questions regarding cooking via web-site and books.
A compassion towards cooks, new/experienced, needing technical help in cooking. Sriman dravida das helps all in troubled times regarding sastras etc. Prapannan das, vyasaki das and their recordings. Compassion for a most fallen souls, myself.
Note, I was hospitalized in ICU for 30-days, their recordings kept me krsna conscious, adhearing to guru, sadhus and sastras. My dandavats at their feet endlessly.
Lastly to our iskcon acarya Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta swami Prabhupada, coming to the west.
No compassion compares to this. He is topmost compassion personnified. Saying in B.G. one purport: It is faith only that will see you through in this process.
I do now have such faith to death, chanting, hearing sincerely krsna’s names.
Antaryami Dasa, AGTSP, their lordships Sri Sri Satyabhama-
Madhuvisa, and to all vaisnava devotees of the lord, hare krsna.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Aug 9, 2012 @ 6:31 am
Hari bol hare krsna agtsp.
My name : Antaryami Dasa , formaly I submitted two articles titled: the importance of reading
and A jiva perspective. I just wanted to add to the article sent in by Hema Lavanya das regarding
a cure for cancer etc. My letter here is to inform all devotee’s an importance towards the words of the iskcon acarya, that an once of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Meaning that, don’t wait till you have cancer to act in stopping it or killing it.
B-17 can be taken as a preventive measure, as many todate take common vitimins to ensure their
health etc. Remember that karma is always to be taken into account, regarding long term health
The iskcon acarya did himself at as a doctor in his years before coming to the west for a higher cause.
In his doctoring profession he did precribe medications to persons ill. Also in the B.G. and S.B he
precribes many remedies for health etc. I only wish I knew of B-17 4-year before my present.
I could of maybe prevented my present circumstance of a laryngectomy.
My ideal through hema lavanya prabhu was to yell out to all, there is more then what the common doctors
say there is for cureing ourselves and prevention. Again, karma plays an important role in our
lives and health, this is the material world where birth, old age, sickness and death are a factor, agtsp.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Aug 5, 2012 @ 10:44 pm
Jatayu dasa prabhu agtsp and to what you say, because it is true that there are no faults in iskcon, the process or the acarya, it is we the followers who perceive faults due to maya and our karmas. All this is clearly stated in the books left behind by the acarya of the iskcon sociaty, devotees need only read the books cover to cover puting aside their prejudice views that the books are wrong or may contain maya etc. Instead of pecking out small pieces of infomations from a data base to suit a cicumstancial problem that only make the solutions more complex due again to missing the full purport of explanations there-in given ti us by the acarya. thank you hare krsna agtsp.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Jan 2, 2008 @ 3:36 pm
Dear varahanarasimha prabhu: my advice is: just keep chanting as srila prabhupada asks us to. Read the books as he asked us to (cover to cover). Our karma to hear, see, experiance things we don’t like or things that bother us will go away in time as do seasons of the year, they come and go and we dont try to stop them do we?. We need to be as the siksastika by sri caitanya mahaprabhu asks us to be, especially the last verse of this prayer. Hare krsna agtsp. by Antaryami dasa
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Dec 14, 2007 @ 5:35 pm
Dear Praghosa dasa prabhu: Your article is very good, I give it a ten, excellent. As for marriages in Iskcon I will say that back in 2003 I saw a 60-minutes special on marriages in the U.S.A., the report was astounding that the divorce rate in America stands at 80% and this is in the first two years. Then there is another wave of separations between the 5-year to 10-year period, in short only about 10% of marriages in America last beyond 10 years. They discussed many reasons for marriages breaking up but came to no conclusions. We see the Mormons doing well in their marriages, maybe due to a different type of commitment?. In the first canto of Srimad Bhagavatam both Bhimasena and Maharaja Yudhistira noticed many bad omens to come in kali yuga, one was single parents and women left uncared for or protected. Also Srila Prabhupada states in the B.G. that divorce is due to a weakness in one or both of the partners to be married, both must be cent percent convinced of what they are getting into, this also means religion as well marriage. agtsp by Antaryami Dasa
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Dec 15, 2007 @ 3:51 pm
Dear payonidhi das prabhu: regarding again this issue on grains etc, I only support grains on a feast day not on ekadasi days, if a feast day lands on ekadasi days as lord vamana’s appearance day then yes one should not eat grains, and can feast the next day. It seems that we/you are mixing ekadasi and feastive appearance days, my comment is on feastive days to serve full feasts, not ekadasi days, all ekadasis should be honored as the acharya asked and that is no grains etc. And yes there are very nice preperations temples can make on feastive days that contain no grains. Our cooking today is beyound imagination in variaty. Most temples in the west have excellent cooks and cook books at hand, I myself am a very good cook and have learned while living in temples how to cook up many nice nongrain idea’s. Hari bol agtsp.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Dec 19, 2007 @ 8:42 pm
Hiri bol agtsp and to all vaisnavas concerned towards this gain issue. I found a logic in the fifth canto of srimad bhagavatam the logic of “atmavan manyate jagat” it reads that if I am blind then I feel all others are blind as well, or in short: since my age etc does not grant me wellness after I eat a big feast late at nite then no one should eat a good feast at nite either. If karmis are feeling unhappy after an ekadasi feast at midnite they can go to a nearby cafe etc and grab something with grains, why should we worry we know we are right on. Then if the next year the attendence at our celebrations fall short of what we expected so what, thats their maya, yes or no ? prabhu. Hare krsna my all respects at your feet prabhus in your ideologies and preaching ideas that you wish to introduce into this pure krsna consciousness and transcendental movement established and started by an utama adikari representative of krsna. Hare krsna agtsp. by Antaryami Dasa
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Dec 14, 2007 @ 5:25 pm
Dear prabhus and sadhus my respects to all of you agtsp. I will say this last piece towards the article of grains on feasts days. These informations presented have indeed proved that the books by the acarya or as stated in the srimad bhagavatam this philosophy and/or scriture can support all classes of devotees and common peoples. As when srila sukadeva goswami spoke to maharaja parisit 5000 years ago, three classes of peoples were in the audiance- 1. mayavadis, 2.impersonlists and 3.visnavas, each heard what each wanted to hear and all were satisfied at the end, sukadeva goswami spoke it in such a manner. So the acarya knew what would happen after his leaving us and gave to us what each of us wanted to here and etc. What it all boils down to is “If we really want to look hard enough we can find in the books and etc something to support whatever we want-to believe or we can follow as the acarya states: Preaching is the essence, books are the basis, and purity is the force, also: time, place, people and cercumstances are very important when preaching our gospal. thank you hare krsna agtsp.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Dec 13, 2007 @ 9:59 pm
Hari bol again prabhu agtsp: Regarding what you say of this issue grains or no grains, I will add only one more statement/letter that is there in the servent of the servent in a letter to tamal krsna and it reads: when in rome do as the romans. So prabhu when I visit one of your temples I will do as the romans do. But for meself I will continue to follow as I learned back in 76 to about 1999. ( granting heaven or hell) as stated in the N.O.D. by Srila Rupa Goswami he says: Hope agans’t Hope; Because I am trying my best to follow the rules and etc of devotional service I know krsna will accept me back home back to godhead when I leave this body-“hope agans’t hope”, hare krsna agtsp. Read the books prabhu as I and see for yourself what the acharya wanted and cared for etc regarding preaching to the masses in the west, as for your quotes on the issue of grains etc they seen to lean on many of the Godhi-a-math standards (no wrong there) the one thing though srila prabhupada did not care to establish here in the west in Iskcon temples, hare krsna agtsp. by Antaryami Dasa.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Dec 8, 2007 @ 5:03 pm
Hare krsna prabhu agtsp: In the book titled servent of the servent by h.h. tamal krsna goswami srila prabhupada writes in on letter printed there that he wants full feasts on all the appearance days to attract the guests. He goes on to say in the same letter: If we serve ekadasi feasts no one will be attracted to the program. This was due to tamal krsna goswami’s asking about this subject matter, apparently tamal krsna had heard somewhere that the feasts in india were ekadasi (no grains). Srila prabhupadas answer there in this letter reads on: This is not india, what can be done there is not practical in the west. In india we must follow traditions unfortionatly even to open a temple, so I am telling you what to do. P.S. The letter is there in copy, dated and signed by srila prabhupada along with many other letters not in the unedited letters five volume book set. Read the book mentioned aboved, I did three times. Hare krsna agtsp. by Antaryami Dasa
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Dec 7, 2007 @ 8:20 pm
I had the mercy to do sankirtan with radhanatha dasa back in st. Louis 1978, then radhanatha dasa could somewhat walk though he always did sankirtana from his wheel chair at the local zoo, books and flowers. The temple then was in an old house on laclead ave. note: In the 11th canto of srimad bhagatam it states that of all of the siksa guru’s one may have during ones life giving didactic instructions/ information of the body, the body is the best siksa guru because it teaches us day to day that this material body is no real happy place, nor should we try and be comfortable within it. Radhanatha dasa did what his divine grace srila a.c. bhaktivedanta swami prabhupada asked us all to do, preaching. Radhanatha das enjoyed doing this some how or other. my humble respects to radhanatha das hari bol AGTSP.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Nov 2, 2007 @ 7:12 pm
Prabhu I only need to say that devotees in general will understand their posistions if they read the books more. The purpose of this paper is to both establish the importance of the seva of reading Srila Prabhupada’s books as well as understanding the essence of the message in Prabhupada’s books which is the performance of devotional service, regardless of one’s role or place in society.
Firstly I would like to present my own personal reading resume: I have read the Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta five times, the five-volume set of the unedited letters of Srila Prabhupada three times, the Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
45 times, all 12 cantos of the Srimad Bhagavatam 40 times, Sri Caitanya-caritamrita 40 times, Nectar of Devotion 30 times, the Ramayana three times, the Mahabharata three times, the Nectar of Instruction 25 times, Sri Isopanisad ten times, as well as a few other books by some of our recent writers in ISKCON. Antaryami dasa
Some time back one GBC and some VIPs said to me: “Antaryami, why read the books so much? All you need is a computer and the Prabhupada Vedabase; ” My argument then and now is: the founder-acharya states in all of his books, conversations and letters that books are the basis and that we should read the books. I have personally found that computers are not reliable for searching data from the Prabhupada Vedabase. While computers do have a place in society, because they are designed by persons having the four defects, defective computers are the result.
While I have personally found that ISKCON is the most practical and beneficial society for practicing bhakti-yoga it should be noted that no other society or sampradaya is excluded from being a vehicle for the practice of bhakti-yoga in Srila Prabhupada’s books.
In Prabhupada’s books it is emphasised again and again that the best process today for spiritual advancement is chanting the Hare Krsna mantra. If one chants a fixed number of rounds a day (minimum sixteen) with faith, sincerity and perseverance success will follow.
In the Dallas temple, before the devotees and the Deities in early
1983, H. H. Tamal Krsna Goswami read out a letter from Srila Prabhupada: “My dear Tamal, the temple is likened to a military training camp where persons come and are trained as soldiers. After being trained they are sent out into the field to live an ideal devotee life preaching and living by example, or they remain in the temples to serve in one of many varieties of service. Those who are not strong enough to live outside the temple maintaining sadhana they can remain in the temple till such a time.” (I was there during this reading.)
Long before coming to the west, Srila Prabhupada asked his Guru Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati if it would be okay for him to move into the temple ashram. His Guru told him not to move into the temple, as at that time there were a lot of problems, politics, etc., amongst his disciples. It was better to live outside and practice Krsna consciousness and in time all would be revealed.
I present such examples because some devotees are disturbed when asked to move out of the temples. In a class given by Srila Prabhupada titled “weapons by mantra, and gopis have highest pleasure,” Srila Prabhupada quotes this verse by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu: “Every one of you become guru, and deliver; please let people understand what is Krsna.” No mention that one needs to remain living in a temple ashram.
While an ISKOCN temple is undoubtedly an ideal place to practice devotional service, it is not the only way.
Before Srila Prabhupada came to the west and started ISKCON, he was preaching in India travelling as a retired family man. In his preaching
travels he did not direct persons to any particular temple. Srila Prabhupada was a really good, pure and learned preacher empowered directly from Krsna. With integrity he encouraged everyone towards the bhakti process.
There are four disciplic lines of bhakti yoga in this universe, from Brahma
(ISKCON’s line), Siva, Laxmi and the four Kumaras.
The books say that Maya is a very strong personality. Maya directs us to always choose, whether it be enemies, friends, right, wrong, husbands, wives, etc. Maya also starts wars and makes the peace as well. She makes the good look bad and the bad look good. Maya affects our minds, bodies, intellect and intellectual conclusions. She does this personally and through her aides-de-camp, the three modes of material nature. Our tasting, eating, drinking, smelling, seeing, feeling, etc., are also affected by Maya. We desire something, and Maya presents it for our experience — it’s no
Srila Prabhupada’s books show that Maya’s mission is to deflect one away from the Krsna conscious process. Srila Prabhupada said that this chanting of Hare Krsna is a war against Maya and that Maya’s work is to keep us here — bewildering us, cheating us, taunting us, playing with our mind’s eye and psychological intellect. This is Maya’s service to Krsna.
Some devotees, when they do not have the benefit of living in or visiting a temple will often stop the bhakti process. However Srila Haridas Thakur the Namacarya did not stop chanting Hare Krsna when he couldn’t visit the
Jagannath Puri temple. Did he start some movement to reform the temple? Did he say “they changed”, “I can’t go in there” or “They beat me up and Krsna did not protect me, so I quit “? There are many examples of tests given in the books. These tests are brought about by Krsna through Maya, through the demigods and personally by Krsna. Such tests show the greatness of sincere steadfast devotees as well as testing the neophyte devotees’ iron. Tests are sometimes a result of past karma.
Srila Prabhupada did not start a reform movement during his lifetime. He just kept to the process learned from his Srila Gurudeva and, with faith and perseverance, living outside the temple, showed through example how to be a good devotee in Krsna bhakti. He showed us how to act (to be an acharya).
Srila Prabhupada says: “One need only know how to act, and it is faith only that will see you through in this process.” The books teach that, once having learned the bhakti process, one need only follow it with faith, whether in a temple, living outside or far away.
Some examples of devotional tests: 1. The brahman whose finger was burned in his meditation of making sweet rice. He learned a process not directly taught to him, and he privately practiced that process with faith. 2. Prahlada Maharaja and his demon father. 3. Sita devi, apparently kidnapped by a demon. 4. Dhruva Maharaja insulted by his step-mother. 5. Daksha’s cursing of Narada Muni. 6. the Pandavas exiled. 7. Lord Rama exiled. 8.
Krsna’s firstborn son Pradyumna stolen by a demon. 9. The Pandavas’ grandson to die from snakebite. 10. Haridas Thakura beaten. 11. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s many associates faced many difficulties. In recent history, Srila Prabhupada the founder-acharya of ISKCON encountered many problems while preaching. Such examples and pastimes are there to teach, to help us stay faithful in the process of Krsna consciousness. There will be many
problems; this is kali-yuga.
Srila Prabhupada’s books present perfect solutions. One needs to read the books carefully to see what those persons of the past did to resolve or deal with circumstantial problems and personal karma and eventually to go back to Godhead.
ISKCON is not a plain-Joe or -Jane yoga society; ISKCON is a Bhaktivedanta yoga society. There are many books; the acarya has asked us in every page and chapter to read them — it is our duty as Bhaktivedanta yogis.
Something to heed: In Srimad Bhagavatam there is the story of Daksha and Narada Muni. Daksha curses Narada Muni that he would not be able to stay in any one place for any long time. Srila Prabhupada says in this purport that this curse had fallen upon him, also, from the parents of the young devotees who joined his society. Interestingly, Srila Prabhupada says he has passed this curse onto his disciples.
Our friends, relatives, family members, children, enemies, mind, intellect, health, looks, senses, strength, birthplace, wealth, fame, infamy, etc., are results of past karma. Karma is not only a “sticks-and-stones, break-bones” or timely-death issue. Karma is deep and complicated. Maharaja Dasarath, the father of Sri Rama, said to his wife, the mother of Rama: “Now I see that no one is exempt from their karma — not even I.”
Srila Prabhupada’s books state the material world is so complex that sometimes even Brahma and Siva are placed into perplexities due to its complexities. Again, this is kali-yuga, the fallen age. Contaminated with the four defects, affected by maya and the three modes of material nature, we have unlimited karma.
The Hare Krsna movement always was and always will be about one thing only: Hearing, chanting, remembering or seeing Krsna’s form at the time of death — and that’s it.
I’ve chosen to read the books a lot. I felt it was my duty and, as Srila Prabhupada states in Bhagavad-gita, a onetime reading is not sufficient. For those of you who doubt my history of many times reading the books, I can only ask you to seek out those ISKCON devotees who personally know me and to ask them. One who has not read the books cannot ask others to read them. Hare Krsna.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Nov 3, 2007 @ 3:46 pm
Hari bol prabhus agtsp: Since the uddava gita is present in the srimad bhagavatam 11th canto, my question here is why divide this one past-time/story from the 11th canto. Note all of the stories/past-times in the srimad bhagavatams first canto to 12th canto are necterian and full of valueble informations for all mankind and womenkind . by Antaryami dasa
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Sep 10, 2007 @ 7:40 pm
Prabhu: Hare krsna AGTSP, your information’s are not so alarming because in the U.S.A. since about 1970 the milk industry has been adding cod fish liver oil to all of the basic milk sold in stores for the reasons of giving milk vitamin A and D. How it goes is- the milk is processed at the plants to remove all of the butter fat, (I did all my home work personally) afterwords all that remains is a kind of white water (a term we the hare krsna devotees of the 80’s used ) they then add a low fat powdered milk to bring it to a milk consistency, then they add cod fish liver oil SOs to make it nutritional. Somewhere in the lab’s of these corporations they found that this fish liver oil has a good source of A and D vitamins. It has been abit hard to find even an organic milk with out this added. I will say that it seems that the non devotees have found a way to induce the vegetarians to eat their foods. In the srimad bhagavatams the story of what Hiranyakasipu did is like this: first he made it that if one did pious works one got the reaction for doing sinful work and vice-versa, real simple. Also srila prabhupada says in the S.B. that the vedas say drink more milk it is good all around. But the non devotees say that milk is bad and that the blood and flesh of the cow is good. Today the media says milk and butter causes cholesterol so don’t drink it. Prabhu you decide and we get what we pay for, hare krsna. by Antaryami dasa.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Jul 28, 2007 @ 4:57 pm
Hari bol prabhu: Yes we miss you here in the florida area, we wish that you could of stayed longer, now only sidha vidya das does hari nama alone downtown. It is tough though, this I know myself from experience. I saw an article in the web-site asking for devotees of all type’s: Please come to denver, be you bhakta, bhaktin, a leader whatever etc, we in denver need devotees. Anyway one day I to will join you as in the old radha-dhamodhara bus days, no time for lazy days. Hare Krsna agtsp. Antaryami Dasa
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On May 9, 2007 @ 9:19 pm
Dear prabhu: Hare krsna agtsp. This attempt of yours is a good one, I bow down to you. But please note- Srila Prabhupada states in many of his books that we/you all devotees need to be examplary in whatever field we promote. He gives this example: To save a drowning person, one needs to be be an expert swimmer less both will drown. Another example: The teacher must be examplary, other wise the students or prospective students will see a fake, and take the teacher and teachings lightly. Today, people young and old are not so blind, nor are they dumb as many hare krsnas thought karmis to be once upon a time. Please understand my point: Remember the book monkey on a stick was the best seller world wide for two years, this included america. Many persons all ages did read this book and are now sceptive viewers towards hare krsnas as well preachers of whatever religions sect. Going back: When I was in radha-damodara sankirtan party we passed out many books between 1975 and 1981 in fact about 100,000,000 books in america alone(combined temples of u.s.a.. But in one letter to tamal krsna goswami from srila prabhupada(printed in book titled: servent of the servent) prabhupada says to tamal krsna: I only hope that the methods used to distribute my books is sound or in the future there will be setbacks in spreading this movement, I see so much laxmi coming in?. This set back as fallen upon all iskcon centers. You may want to travel, see this for yourself. Srila prabhupada’s words were and will always be that: Preaching is the essense(this is true), purity is the force(this most of us lack). So preaching our gospal to read the books etc is nice only if we ourselves also read the books fully, and not only quote verses to show ourselves off as a krsna pundit to karmi’s. note: The books are sitting on the karmi’s books selves, they are just not reading them, why?. Prabhu you have my blessings to inspire them to read Bhagavad-Gita as it is, and thank you, hare krsna.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Apr 21, 2007 @ 5:08 pm
Prabhu, Quality is better then quantity. Yes, they may be opening many places to visit but what they have to offer is only elementary teachings of a god ? and not krsna or the absolute truth, also their diciplic successions are broken, this the iskcon acarya states in his many books. The International sociaty for krsna consciousness is like an organic health food store, remember one gets what one pays for. Also, according to the mode’s of nature one has acquired one will take to a method or faith practice. ( B.G. Divisions of faith.) by Antaryami Dasa
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Apr 6, 2007 @ 9:44 pm
The karma factor
The following information’s are drawn from the books of his Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Karma as explained in the vedas is the re-actions to past works/deeds from the point the jiva entered the earthly sphere. Karma can be of many past human life times, as well the present, more so of past human life’s. Sometimes karma is referred to as work/action not re-actions as referred to here-in.
To begin; the jiva in the earthly sphere is injected into a human womb via semen. In the womb, during birth and after, the jiva will witness/view its new body, mind and senses receive a variety of information, foods, beverage’s, bodily pleasures, pains, many relationships established, good and bad.
The jiva desires always to adjust, the desires are monitored by krsna and his material administration. Sri krsna is all pervading in atoms, molecules, time, the heart, the moving and non moving. One short note to remember; The jiva is the passenger of the body and not the driver.
According to the veda’s a certain allotment of karma is set aside for the jiva to experience in the womb as well during active life. This karma will be applied by maya and the modes of material nature. Maya and material nature are krsna’s hands to act and do the needful with the material body/mind/sense’s of an encaged jiva. A complex part is, karma comes at the jiva at pacific periods during life, it is not free flowing or blind.
Again keep in mind the jiva is not the material body nor it’s mind, senses etc, though the jiva wants to enjoy through these. To do this the jiva acquires a false ego to identify with the body. The jiva desires to relate as in goloka/vikunta, but in mahat-tatva there are no actual relations, relations are illusions based on karma, desire and the material body.
In the S.B. uddhava asked krsna this question: If the jiva is not in contact with the body at all, then who is feeling, tasting, eating, experiencing the bodies all and all’s, inside and out ?. Krsna’s answer to uddhava: No-one. Maya’s job is to keep the jiva convinced that the body, mind, senses, this world etc are the all and all, and that there is nothing beyond this.
The body is souly maintained by material nature according to karma and krsna, S.B. states: There is very little one can do to change the bodies health or living conditions of a given body, as stated above; an allotted quota is set aside for the body etc to experience in a life time. Exercises, fancy diet, vitamin supplements etc are ephemeral. The Iskcon acarya states: health is based on karma not so much the diet, one may temporarily make the body better through such idea’s but karma set aside for the body will be the final factor. As stated in the books; what one is due to experience one will experience.
Because material bodies are machine’s there is no reason to feel sorry for anyone, any place or time etc. The jiva is not the do’er nor the suffering, it is only the material body, mind etc that is subjected to karma’s, the jiva feels nothing. Easier said: feelings are actually false identifications with a material body, mind etc. The soul is eternal- sat, sit, ananda, vigraha. As stated B.G.; The wise lament neither for the living, lame or the dead.
In the C.C. Srila prabhupada states: The type of work one is doing is one’s own choice, but what one is experiencing/receiving, the resultings of such work etc is karma. He says: that our work is not the cause of our income, a quota has been set and one cannot exceed the quota by any working means.
Again the body is a machine, no machine can help another machine unless krsna sanctions the helping or resultings. Also a jiva does not sleep at night but only waits till material nature again makes the body/mind/senses active again, morning. In short, krsna is doing everything, maya and the three modes of nature cannot see this by krsna’s will.
If at some point the jiva desires to awaken krsna consciousness, krsna through the mode’s of nature direct a jiva’s body, mind and senses to achieve this goal. How sincere the jiva is will determine the time line. B.G.; From the time one commences the bhakti yoga process to the culmination is a long long way. What ever the jiva desires the modes direct in that way, good and/or bad, as stated B.G.; one need only know how to act.
Other karma factors mentioned in the books are: A husband receives 50% of the wife’s karma, vice-versa. Parents receive one sixth of their parents, vice-versa. This also applies to the children, they receive one sixth of the parents karma, vice-versa.
Looking at world karma: Srila Prabhupada stated L.L. 1976.: I thought that with this mass book distribution we could ward off the third world war. But now I see it is inevitable, there will be war nuclear war and there will be mass devastation.
In one human life spanning roughly 100-yrs a jiva can accrue enough karma to remain perpetually in the durga correctional facility-mahat-tatva.
This ends the karma factor in a nutshell. Please read all the books. Hare krsna, agtsp.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Apr 7, 2007 @ 2:57 pm
This comment by Antaryami Dasa.
Hare krsna prabhu’s, sadhu’s, Folk members and all concerned towards my article titled: a jiva perspective. First I would like to offer my respects unto His divine grace Srila A.C. Bhakti-vedanta swami prabhupada and to all the higher up’s in the line of devotion in bhakti yoga.
While reading the books I wanted to say something that would drive all devotees to read the books by the iskcon acharya. Since many devotees todate have become comfortable sitting before a computer and sifting out only small installments of info from the veda base and not actually reading the books cover to cover as they should, I desired for this idea and it is as follows.
Compile information from the books read and do not say what book or chapter the information’s are from. This I found while talking with many devotees, it angers them very much, devotees want an easy way around the books (where is it at ) then only look up that piece of scripture, rather then read the book in its entirety.
I will here apologize to all the devotees/sadhu’s: Please forgive me for this game I play psychologically. Actually I did not right the article titled: The importance of reading. Nor the article title: a jiva perspective. Both articles were drawn up and conceived by krsna through the mode’s of material nature goodness passion and ignorance due to my desire to say something in this way to stimulate a reading mood.
The three mode’s of material nature thought the articles out, then typed them and did the editing, I as a jiva did nothing but view from with-in this body the body perform the deeds. So in fact I am not sorry at all about your reading in mistake’s on these articles submitted, since I am not this body and nor are you that mind or that body. Maya and the mode’s of nature are responding to the articles they themselves have written under krsna’s directions. Hare krsna agtsp.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Mar 31, 2007 @ 3:09 pm
Dear veshey prabhu: what you are saying is true, yet I will tell you that all of this info and more is in the books, I did not work out the formula you speak of, I am only a parot in repeating what I have read. Hare Krsna agtsp
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Jan 20, 2007 @ 4:10 pm
By Antaryami dasa: I want to add a comment also towards the article I submitted. I always read out loud, a habit I became accustomed to doing back in 1982 and todate cannot break out of. Back in 1981 I had a big problem of falling asleep while reading. I heard from one sanyasi that reading out loud would correct this problem and if not then try walking or standing and reading at the same time. Sure enough the sleepy feeling was overcome and in time I could sit and read for 1-2-3-hours stright some times even up to 6-hours. This outloud reading sometimes disturbed the devotees in the ashrams and in cases where close living arrangments existed, so adjustments were made. Why I say this is that I found that reading outloud greatly increased the hearing and realisations from the book readings as well less spaceing out. of course I did chant my 16-rounds each day and I also did sankirtan full time, I was a Radha Damodara devotee from 1977 to 1983, also a temple commander in the Huston tx temple and the Dallas tx temple, also a pot washer, and assistant temple cook. Reading was/is no easy feat then or now, then fully engadged in temple service, there was not much time to sleep or talk story with the guys in the bus, the vans or temple. Reading is very very important. sincerely Antaryami dasa hare krsna agtsp.
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Sep 30, 2006 @ 8:48 pm
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Hari bol AGTSP etc:
I’ve been Reading all of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s books not less then 40-times through cover to cover todate, and reading of the Ramayana many times as well, the Mahabharata four times through also (note: I read out loud).
Of course! we should be a little bit learned of the yoga process we follow. Now I will say that in all of the above mentioned books I have found no place that states or says that if one or some that practice the process of Krsna consciousness/Bhakti yoga that they must belong to a line of temples etc etc. Yet in the Iskcon sociaty since 1977 we see a repeat of the present day faith christians/Babtist who say/state that if you are not with us you are going to hell or are in real maya… In the Sri Caitanya Caritamrita as well as Srimad Bhagavatams there are so many examples of many loner Krsna bhakti followers, not connected to any group temples etc etc. Lord Sri Caitanya also was not really of the temples He danced within,(read the books carefully) nor did He get to close to the members of such temples,
He just did his sadana/worship with those who were his lila and those who would follow suit, as well as the many of His associates, no mention in the Caitanya Caritamrita that any were belonging to a certain group of temples, many started their own temples. Many of the devotees mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatams and Ramayana, Mahabharata were not a part of any line temples as is the case today in Iskcon.
Note this: In one letter from Srila Prabhupada to H.H.Tamal Krsna Goswami, Prabhupada says to him that “the temple is like a military training camp where persons come and are trained to live as devotees/soldiars then are sent out to the world to live an ideal life and preech etc, should they choose such work. He goes on to say that for those that are not able to come up to the degree to live outside and maintain sadhana well then those persons can remain in the temple till such is their strenth.
sincerly Hare Krsna
» Posted By Antaryami Dasa On Jul 7, 2006 @ 5:57 pm
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