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Varnashrama and Harinam Sankirtan

VARNASRAMA IS POSSIBLE AND IT MUST BE DONE

Srila Prabhupada spoke of 4 movement meant to be systematically introduced: 1) Sankirtan (the holy names and books) [Books are the Basis], 2) Deity Worship [Purity is the Force], 3) Spiritual Initiation [Preaching is the Essence] and 4) Varnasrama [Utility is the Principle]. Without these four the mission remains incomplete.

“Farm project is very nice. Krishna gives. Krishi-go-raksya vanijyam vaisya-karma svabhava-jam. [Bg. 18.44] ‘Farming, cow protection and business are the natural work for the vaisyas.’] This is economic problem solved. And brahmana, brain problem solved, and ksatriya, protection problem solved, and sudra, labor problem solved. Four things combined together, live peacefully, happily. Chant Hare Krishna. Introduce this farm project.” —Evening Darshana, Mayapur 15 February 1977

One of the items of this mission, Krishna consciousness, is to establish real varnasrama by qualification.
—Brahmana Initiation Lecture, New Vrindaban 25 May 1969

Now we are picking up some of them, best. That is another thing. But Caitanya Mahaprabhu said para-upakara… Para-upakara means mass benefit, not there is certain section. Then we have to introduce this varnasrama-dharma. It must be done perfectly, and it is possible and people will be happy.
—Room Conversation ,Varnasrama System Must Be Introduced, Mayapur 14 February 1977

Prabhupada: No luxuries. Live very simple life and you save time for chanting Hare Krishna.
Hansaduta: Yes, Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: That is my desire. Don’t waste time for bodily comforts. You have got this body. You have to eat something. You have to cover yourself. So produce your own food and produce your own cloth. Don’t waste time for luxury, and chant Hare Krishna. This is success of life. In this way organize as far as possible, either in Ceylon or in Czechoslovakia, wherever… Save time. Chant Hare Krishna. Don’t be allured by the machine civilization.
Hansaduta: Yes, Prabhupada.

Prabhupada: And money, spend for Krishna—for Krishna’s palace, for Krishna’s temple, for Krishna’s worship, gorgeous, as gorgeously as… Not for false… This is the human civilization. And to organize this, varnasrama will help you to divide the society — brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya—as there is division in the body. That wil help…I wanted to introduce this. Now I have given you ideas. You can do it. You are all intelligent…. Give them chance and make situation favorable. Is that clear?

Comment Posted By Bhakti Raghava Swami On 03.08.2011 @ 22:11

VARNASRAMA IS POSSIBLE AND IT MUST BE DONE

Srila Prabhupada spoke of 4 movements meant to be introduced in the following systematic order:
1) Sankirtan (the holy names and books) [Books are the Basis], 2) Deity Worship [Purity is the Force],
3) Spiritual Initiation [Preaching is the Essence] and 4) Varnasrama [Utility is the Principle]. Without these four the mission remains incomplete.

“Farm project is very nice. Krishna gives. Krishi-go-raksya vanijyam vaisya-karma svabhava-jam. [Bg. 18.44] ‘Farming, cow protection and business are the natural work for the vaisyas.’] This is economic problem solved. And brahmana, brain problem solved, and ksatriya, protection problem solved, and sudra, labor problem solved. Four things combined together, live peacefully, happily. Chant Hare Krishna. Introduce this farm project.” —Evening Darshana, Mayapur 15 February 1977

One of the item of this mission, Krishna consciousness, is to establish real varnasrama by qualification.
—Brahmana Initiation Lecture, New Vrindaban 25 May 1969

Now we are picking up some of them, best. That is another thing. But Caitanya Mahaprabhu said para-upakara. Why a certain section should be picked up?… Para-upakara means mass benefit, not there is certain section. Then we have to introduce this varnasrama-dharma. It must be done perfectly, and it is possible and people will be happy.
—Room Conversation ,Varnasrama System Must Be Introduced, Mayapur 14 February 1977

Prabhupada: No luxuries. Live very simple life and you save time for chanting Hare Krishna.
Hansaduta: Yes, Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: That is my desire. Don’t waste time for bodily comforts. You have got this body… So produce your own food and produce your own cloth. Don’t waste time for luxury, and chant Hare Krishna. This is success of life. In this way organize as far as possible… Save time. Chant Hare Krishna. Don’t be allured by the machine civilization.
Hansaduta: Yes, Prabhupada.

Prabhupada: And money, spend for Krishna—for Krishna’s palace, for Krishna’s temple, for Krishna’s worship, gorgeous, as gorgeously as… Not for false… This is the human civilization. And to organize this, varnasrama will help you to divide the society — brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya—as there is division in the body. That will help…I wanted to introduce this. Now I have given you ideas. You can do it. You are all intelligent…. Give them chance and make situation favorable. Is that clear?
—Room Conversation, Vrndavana 8 October 1977

Comment Posted By Bhakti Raghava Swami On 03.08.2011 @ 03:23

VARNASRAMA IS POSSIBLE AND IT MUST BE DONE

“Farm project is very nice. Krishna gives. Krishi-go-raksya vanijyam vaisya-karma svabhava-jam. [Bg. 18.44] ‘Farming, cow protection and business are the natural work for the vaisyas.’] This is economic problem solved. And brahmana, brain problem solved, and ksatriya, protection problem solved, and sudra, labor problem solved. Four things combined together, live peacefully, happily. Chant Hare Krishna. Introduce this farm project.” —Evening Darshana, Mayapur 15 February 1977

One of the item of this mission, Krishna consciousness, is to establish real varnasrama by qualification.
—Brahmana Initiation Lecture, New Vrindaban 25 May 1969

Now we are picking up some of them, best. That is another thing. But Caitanya Mahaprabhu said para-upakara. Why a certain section should be picked up? The whole mass of people will get the benefit of it. Then it is required, systematic. Sve sve karmany abhirataa samsiddhih labhate narau. Para-upakara means mass benefit, not there is certain section. Then we have to introduce this varnasrama-dharma. It must be done perfectly, and it is possible and people will be happy.
—Room Conversation ,Varnasrama System Must Be Introduced, Mayapur 14 February 1977

Prabhupada: No luxuries. Live very simple life and you save time for chanting Hare Krishna.
Hansaduta: Yes, Prabhupada.
Prabhupada: That is my desire. Don’t waste time for bodily comforts. You have got this body. You have to eat something. You have to cover yourself. So produce your own food and produce your own cloth. Don’t waste time for luxury, and chant Hare Krishna. This is success of life. In this way organize as far as possible, either in Ceylon or in Czechoslovakia, wherever… Save time. Chant Hare Krishna. Don’t be allured by the machine civilization.
Hansaduta: Yes, Prabhupada.

Prabhupada: And money, spend for Krishna—for Krishna’s palace, for Krishna’s temple, for Krishna’s worship, gorgeous, as gorgeously as… Not for false… This is the human civilization. And to organize this, varnasrama will help you to divide the society — brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya—as there is division in the body. That will help…I wanted to introduce this. Now I have given you ideas. You can do it. You are all intelligent…. Give them chance and make situation favorable. Is that clear?

—Room Conversation, Vrndavana 8 October 1977

Comment Posted By Bhakti Raghava Swami On 02.08.2011 @ 23:01

Fourth Annual Global Daiva Varnasrama Convention held

There was also HG Gaur Nataraj Das who presented the topic “Krishna Yoga” speakng about the importance of good health, proper diet and daily exercises to keep the body and mind fit to serve Krishna nicely. Both Gaur Nataraj Das and his wife, Sundari d.d. are both teaching a yoga course as part of the Mayapur Institute series of on-going seminars.

Comment Posted By Bhakti Raghava Swami On 12.03.2011 @ 14:39

First Varnasrama Regional Office opens in Sri Mayapur

A small but important correction. The article reads: “HG Pankajanghri prabhu (Head Pujari involved in developing the Mayapur Deity Worship Course)” as one of the guests attending the opening ceremony. I came to know only later that although a Pankajanghri prabhu did indeed attend, it was a different Pankajanghri prabhu, one who is a Bengali devotee connected with varnasrama preaching activities in W. Bengal. My apologies for any confusion created. Hare Krishna.

Comment Posted By Bhakti Raghava Swami On 14.02.2011 @ 14:13

Divya interviews ISKCON Swami all about Varnasrama

“Unemployed” in this context means “not engaged” in their duties as brahmanas. Out of the six prescribed duties of brahmanas, namely “to study the Vedas, to teach the Vedas, to worship the Deity, to teach others how to worship, to accept charity and to give charity” [SB 7.11.14], three are compulsory, studying sastra, worshiping the deity and giving in charity. Brahmanas are not to accept any salary, that is correct.

Pancagavya is especially connected with deity worship and performance of various samskaras wherein one must have cow products. Deities cannot be installed without cow products (therefore we would not have any temples). Also, most yajnas (harinama yajna being the main exception) cannot be performed without the use of ghee and grains, both of which depend on cows and bulls. Pancagavya must be there because brahmanas are meant to use cow products on a daily basis, or else “they’ll be out of a job” (“job” here means occupation). Hence Srila Prabhupada explains:

“Without protection of cows, brahminical culture cannot be maintained; and without brahminical culture, the aim of life cannot be fulfilled. The Lord, therefore, is described as go-brahmana-hitaya because His incarnation is only for the protection of the cows and brahmanas.” [SB 8.24.5 – Purport]

“So the example is set by the Supreme Personality of Godhead that human civilization will advance only on the basis of brahminical culture and cow protection. As soon as there is falldown from brahminical culture, and as soon as there is discrepancy in the protection of cows, there will be no more peace in the world. Therefore He specifically said, go-brahmana-hitaya ca. This Krishna consciousness movement is for the protection of brahminical culture and cows. Then automatically the peace of the world will come, if two things are done. This is Vedic literature. They pick up the essence of the things, and all other things follow.” Lecture, LA, December 4, 1968.

Comment Posted By Bhakti Raghava Swami On 16.01.2011 @ 09:31

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