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Puri priests up in arms against ISKCON

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Comment Posted By Danavir Goswami On 17.11.2008 @ 01:11
November 14, 2008

Dear Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb,

My respects to you. Jaya Jagannatha!

My name is Danavir Goswami, a member of ISKCON and disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

You may recall that a few years ago I organized the tour of Druze leaders that journeyed from Israel to Jagannatha Puri to meet you. They enjoyed their visit very much.

I have heard that under your jurisdiction an effigy of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was recently burned by those claiming to be followers of Lord Jagannatha. I find it almost unbelievable.

Millions of persons around the world, such as myself, had never heard of Lord Jagannatha before Srila Prabhupada and his ISKCON movement brought the Rathayatra Chariot festivals to our cities. Now we worship Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra with great devotion and love.

Srila Prabhupada was a great devotee of Lord Jagannatha in modern history—how then could such a saintly person’s image be defamed in Puri itself?

I do not suspect that you were a party to the effigy burning, however since this great atrocity has taken place under your supervision, I urge you to use your powers to the fullest extent to punish those who are responsible for the act. The world awaits your decision and action so that this heinous act is rectified.

May Lord Jagannatha guide you and empower you to take the correct action in this matter. I will be very thankful to hear it and see it so that such a demoniac action is never performed again in Jagannatha Puri.

Wishing you well,

Danavir Goswami
(Rupanuga Vedic College Inaugural President)

Rupanuga Vedic College/Polestar
5201 Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri 64110
Tel: (407)413-9406, Fax: (816) 924-5640, Mob: (407) 407-575-7187
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Comment Posted By Danavir Goswami On 15.11.2008 @ 04:23

Preacher’s concession

In response to Comment #9: Yes, we have begun arranging for the translation work of the cantos not translated by Kusakratha Prabhu. Thank you.

Comment Posted By Danavir Goswami On 24.10.2008 @ 20:46

“I think the word ‘allusive’ in the text should be changed to ‘elusive’. “

Correction noted with much thanks.

Comment Posted By Danavir Goswami On 16.10.2008 @ 02:56

• “The confidential science of pure devotional service is taught explicitly only in a few Vedic scriptures little known to the public. Amongst these rare texts are the Gopala-tapani Upanisad, the Narada-pancaratra, the Garga-samhita, the Visnu Purana, the Hari-vamsa Upapurana, the Uttara-khanda of the Padma Purana, and the Bhagavata Maha-purana.”

— (Srila Sanatana Gosvami’s Dig-darsini Commentary
on Brhad-bhagavatamrta: 1.1. 21-23)

• “Mayapura is the Lord’s yogamaya potency. It is filled with ever-increasing bliss. In the Garga-samhita it is described as ‘the destroyer of sins.’”

maya mayapuri saksat
sri-garga-samhitayam sa
kirtita papa-nasini

—(Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya, Chapter 3; Text 19 by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura)

• “Parvati said, ‘O lord Siva, Please describe to me the most wonderful character and confidential activities of the One on whom you meditate and adore with great devotion. Previously I heard from your mouth the thousand names of Lord Krsna, now please tell me His story.’
Siva (Mahadeva) replied, ‘O Goddess who provides welfare to all, the life story of Lord Krsna has been included in the Garga-samhita.’”

—(Garga-samhita Mahatmya, taken from Sammohana-tantra)

Comment Posted By Danavir Goswami On 14.10.2008 @ 08:04

Good Science, Bad Science - A response to Rupanuga prabhu’s paper

In the beginning of the article it was forcefully established that BBT editorial changes carried out during Srila Prabhupada’s presence on earth were, in principle, authorized. Later in the article, Hayagriva dasa’s editorial work was strongly censured although he was a BBT editor during Srila Prabhupada’s presence on earth.

The article states:

“‘Nor having once been does he ever cease to be” says that the soul comes into being at a certain point and then it is eternally existing.”

Some persons may understand it in that way but others understand, “Nor having once been does he ever cease to be” to mean “nor existing does he ever cease to be.”

The article states,

“I wonder if Rupanuga prabhu, given his sustained isolation from the main stream of devotees, has submitted his treatise to such peer review.”

Rupanuga Prabhu’s analysis may be receiving its peer review here in the columns of the in-house family news site Dandavats.

The article states,

“Srila Prabhupada instructed his editors to present his books so that they are recognized as definitive.”

One important dictionary definition of “definitive” is, “Supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement.” In that sense, any editorial changes made after an author’s demise could lessen a book’s definitiveness.

Comment Posted By Danavir Goswami On 12.10.2008 @ 04:20

There’s More Than One Kurma dasa

Kurma dasa Prabhu has nicely expressed his desire to be known as a faithful ISKCON devotee. There is merit in this, he is not boasting but just distinguishing.

Comment Posted By Danavir Goswami On 22.09.2008 @ 03:09

Brighton Rath Yatra 2008 - Does it get better than this?

No, with HH Mahavisnu Swami on accordian and HG Kripamoya Prabhu singing while playing mrdanga surrounded by a group of blissful devotees, all under the transcendental gaze of Lord Jagannatha, Subhadra and Baladeva…it does not get much better than this.

Comment Posted By Danavir Goswami On 22.09.2008 @ 02:42

Nrsimha Devi Passes Away

Nrsimha devi dasi expressed her great devotion for Srila Prabhupada by maintaining his home in Vrndavana for years. She was grave and did not speak whimsically as far as I could see. The only interaction I had with her other than in Srila Prabhupada’s house took place on the morning when HH Tamal Krishna Goswami was involved in a car accident while departing from Mayapur to Kolkata. We both rode in a big bus along with other devotees. Upon entering the hospital room we saw Tamal Krishna Maharaja’s body lying white and motionless on the bed. She burst out in tears and ran to him placing her head on his feet—-sobbing for a long time.
It seemed to me that Nrsimha devi had no attachments to the material world and that her heart was drawn to join her spiritual masters with their Lords in the spiritual world.
All glories to her example of steady devotional service and detachment from matter.

Comment Posted By Danavir Goswami On 15.07.2008 @ 15:11

Mahabharata - A Work-In-Progress

Fascinating presentation! Please continue with your very important service.

“The idea of theater, based on Bhagavatam topics is also a very good way to introduce the philosophy to the people in general.” (Letter from Srila Prabhupada to Danavir: — Bhuvanesvara 26 January, 1977)

Comment Posted By Danavir Goswami On 26.12.2007 @ 09:09


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