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Haribol ! Keep it up ! Inspiring !

Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful news !

Srila Prabhupada ki jaya !

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On Oct 27, 2011 @ 5:15 am

The Gap Between Pink Slip and Red Lips

Dear Mataji,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

In India urban monthly family income pyramid as below.

1% – INR >80000
5% – INR 40000 to 79999
4% – INR 30000 to 39999
5% – INR 20000 to 29999
21% INR 10000 to 19999
31% INR 5000 to 9999
33%

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On Jun 7, 2011 @ 3:45 am

Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HG Urmila Mataji

Hare Krishna,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I do not understand what is the problem on a mataji giving a lecture in ISKCON?

Any one can preach. A new devotee at the temple chanting 1 mala can go and preach some one who is not chanting even one mala, some one chanting 4 malas can preach to some one chanting 1 mala to come up to 4 and so on. Is it not?

Now when my family was in Singapore preaching, both myself and my wife HG Geeta Gamya Radhika Devi Dasi were giving class over the week end programs. For years she did not agree to give class, and finally she agreed to give. She was thinking when I was there, why she should give class, etc,. For years she was the only woman in the program and many women came later in to the program. These new women needed an example to look up at.

As a preaching strategy she agreed to give class, and that gave so much inspiration to new women to take up Krishna Consciousness more seriously, and the strategy did work.

By the way, to inspire children to take up bhakti and also give them confidence, we ask them to speak in the program when all of elders sit and listen to them. Some where they have to be given opportunity to grow into leaders, and leadership at all levels, 4 malas devotees are leaders to 1 mala devotees, 8 mala devotees are leaders to 4 mala devotees, Initiated devotees are leaders to 16 malas devotees etc,.

If some junior speaks on stage (with the permission and blessings of the seniors in the audience) where is the aparadha?

As long as the seniors in the audience, gave permission and blessings there is no aparadh, even a small kid can speak Krishna Katha, with or with out initiation. When I was 5 years old I used to speak Ramayan and Mahabharath, with the blessings of my grand father at my side, and all the people elders, including old men and old women used to sit and listen outside our house right on the street in our village. At that time I was not in ISKCON.

When all the gurus and sannyasis of ISKCON sit down at Mayapur, we can arrange our gurukul boys to speak Krishna Katha, of course with their blessings and permission, and that will be a great motivation and inspiration for our children.

Hare Krishna !

Your humble servant,
Bhadra Govinda Dasa.

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On May 20, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

Dear and respected mataji,

PAMHO. AGTSP.

Nice lecture.

Just a doubt on the analogy, of us being compared to moulded breads in your lecture. Breads are not active living force but we are.

In the book “Teachings of Lord Caitanya” Prabhupada writes about another analogy

The Mayavadis are also fond of using the example of the water pot, maintaining that when a pot is not filled with water it makes a sound, but that when it is filled it makes no sound. But are we waterpots? How can we be compared to them? A good analogy utilizes as many similarities between two objects as possible. A water pot is not an active living force, but we are.

What I mean is, bhakti yoga can benefit one and all in any stage in life. Ofcourse, earlier the better, and also “better late than never”.

Bread analogy I feel, that it is not possible to change us.

Please clear my doubt.

Your humble servant,
Bhadra Govinda Dasa.

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On Mar 5, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

Raghava’s Reincarnation Myth

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

This is a wonderful story of Srila Prabhupada’s unlimited mercy, that he is giving a second chance to the devotee to be again getting connected to ISKCON in next life. Srila Prabhupada is amazing, and everything is possible by his mercy.

The diary entries of Ratnavali mataji, to me seem to be very very honest. What will she or any one who is forwarding her story gain, by bluffing. There is no name, fame or glory just by sharing honestly this particula story of reincarnation, other than kindling Krishna Conscious philosophical thoughts.

I personally appreciate the story very much, which has increased my faith in Srila Prabhupada and his ISKCON. I donot want to judge it by my mind or intelligence, as it has touched me deeply in my heart.

I thank Patitapavana Prabhu and Abhaya Mudra Mataji for putting this story together in a very nice way. By the way I do not know them personally. I know them only through their wonderful no nonsense Krishna Conscious articles on Dandavats which I have read recently. To me they seem to be thoroughly honest. One can judge a person based on how he/she speaks. I request them to keep on writing more and more enthusiastically, as there are many like me who will be benefeted.

I LOVE ISKCON.

Your humbel servant,
Bhadra Govinda Dasa.

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On Oct 18, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

Mustard near Akrura Ghat

Very Sweet Writing and Wonderful Realisations.

Hare Krishna,
Your humble servant,
Bhadra Govinda Dasa.

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On May 11, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

Draupadi Instructs Satyabhama

Syamasundara Prabhu,

PAMHO. AGTSP.

Is the modern day secretary to the treasury always a woman? I dont think mother Urmila was trying to say that.

Your humble servant,
Bhadra Govinda Dasa.

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On Jan 5, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

Siksa or Diksa Sampradaya

Thank you prabhu for your comment. When Krishna says Bg 4.2 evam parampara praptam, the word parampara includes both diksa and siksa, and when Krishna goes on to say Bg 4.34 tad viddhi pranipatena, and then says upadeksyanti we have to take all together, parampara+upadeksyanti, then the word upadeksyanti includes upadesa of diksa mantra and any related siksa.

If Krishna is talking about only siksa in upadeksyanti and excludes diksa then the word parampara in has no meaning.

Also Krishna is talking about sacrifice, yajna before this verse 4.34

Your humble servant,
Bhadra Govinda Dasa.

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On Aug 16, 2006 @ 4:28 am

Not a Dry Eye in the House!

All glories to these two wonderful Vaisnavis for their humble seva to ISKCON and the world.

We were very fortunate to host them both for a day, at our home. There was a small incident we share , which helped to remember each other for a long time. The room that these matajis stayed in at our apartment, got locked with the key inside and they outside the room. There was no duplicate key, and finally they had to hammer and break the door knob to get in.

Very short stay and could not arrange any program.

We welcome them this time to Singapore and we can arrange some program and this time we will take care the doors and keys are OK.

Hare Krishna,
Your humble servants,
Bhadra Govinda Dasa
Geeta Gamya Radhika Devi Dasi.

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On Jul 16, 2006 @ 7:07 am

Free Internet lessons on Vedic Scriptures

Dear Subuddhi Krishna Prabhu,

PAMHO. AGTSP.

This is really a wonderful and most encouraging news. I will be joining the weekly lessons.

Your humble servant,
Bhadra Govinda Dasa.

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On Jul 7, 2006 @ 4:44 am

Degree of advancement of spiritual master?

Dear Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances. Al glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to your holiness.

Maharaja please clarify your statement “.. it is Krishna who is doing the delivering and not the jiva soul who is one’s spiritual master.”

Is it not “..it is Krishna who is giving the liberation and not the jiva soul who is one’s spiritual master”

“When a devotee is perfectly qualified in chanting the transcendental vibration of the holy name, he is quite fit to become a spiritual master and to deliver all the people of the world.”

“A conditioned soul cannot deliver another conditioned soul. Only Krishna or His bona fide representative can deliver him. ”

“Gaurangera bhakta-gane jane jane sakti dhare. The purport of this song is that the devotees of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu are very powerful, and each and every one of them can deliver the whole world.”

Your humble servant,
Bhadra Govinda Dasa.
Singapore.

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On Jun 20, 2006 @ 5:23 am

Unending happiness:possible?

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Please forgive me mataji. it was not clear from the article, that you had this in mind “some people think that because in love of God there is only the emotion of happiness, the experience must be boring”. So the analogy was not that clear to me. However now if you add this statement, in your article, then some how the analogy is still not agreeable.

Please confirm in the analoy you have given is this what you are trying to say?

Happiness : Ice cream :: varieties of happiness : ice cream flavours.

(for both material happiness and spiritual happiness)

If so how are you differetiating spiritual happiness to material happiness through this analogy if that was the objective. If your objective was some thing different to bring out through the article, then what is that objective is not coming clear.

I accept the analogy of icecream and flavours to explain “variety is the mother of enjoyment” but actually you are using this analogy to bring out a comparison between spiritual happiness and material happiness?

Both material happiness and spiritual happiness have varieties, and they are not limited to one constricted example like ice cream. Is is not “variety is the mother of enjoyment” true for both material and spiritual worlds? Then what is the difference between material, spiritual, devotional happiness is not clear from above article.

Your humble servant,
Bhadra Govinda Dasa.

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On Jun 19, 2006 @ 5:21 pm

Dear Mataji,

PAMHO. AGTSP. AGTYG.

Can you please elaborate the analogy of icecream flavors and toppings with the variety of the spiritual pleasure?

I do not understand what you are exactly trying to say here.

Your humble servant,
Bhadra Govinda Dasa.
Singapore.

» Posted By Bhadra Govinda Dasa On Jun 16, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

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