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After the laughter? Reflections on Robbin Williams’ suicide

nava gaura-varam nava-puspa-saram
nava-bhava-dharam nava-lasya-param
nava-hasya-karam nava-hema-varam
pranamami saci-suta-gaura-varam
nava-gaura-varam — fresh excellent gold; nava-puspa-saram — arrows of newly blossomed flowers; nava-bhava-dharam — sustaining ever-new ecstatic moods; nava-lasya-param — absorbed in novel dances; nava-hasya-karam — causing new laughter; nava-hema-varam — beautiful new gold; pranamami — I bow down; saci-suta — the son of mother Saci; gaura-varam — excellent gold.
1) His complexion is the hue of fresh cream tinged with kunkum. He is the ever-fresh Cupid who shoots arrows of newly blossoming flowers. He bears newer and newer moods of emotional ecstasies. He is fond of performing novel dances. He makes ever-new jokes that cause much laughter. His brilliant luster is like freshly cast gold.-I bow down to Gaura, the beautiful Son of Mother Saci.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => MSVA 35: Nava Gaura Varam Sri Saci-Sutastakam Eight Prayers Glorifying the Son of Srimati Saci Devi

“He always chants the name of Krsna, and the hairs of His body stand on end. Sometimes He laughs or shouts loudly as He manifests different moods.
CB Madhya-khanda 1.265

>>> Ref. VedaBase => CB Madhya-khanda 1.265

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Aug 17, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

Reject the high cost of milk in Cow protection

Regarding the high price of milk from a Cow protect:

One thing is the quality of the milk is many time greater than the difference in price.

And if we learn to take only the required amount of milk, the money spent may be less.

A smaller amount of milk from a genuinely loved cow will satisfy.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Aug 11, 2014 @ 7:23 am

Ρemembrances of Siddha Vidya das from about 40 devotees

It is so enlivening to hear how Sid influenced so many devotees. I pray that may will take up the daily harinam. It is so easy to glorify him. He never did anything wrong.

Even my gigantic false ego shakes when hearing of his transcendental qualities.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Apr 9, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

From a Disused WW 11 Airstrip to a Prasadam Distribution Day Trip A Devotional Day in the Life!

Thanks. Mahasrnga (NItyananda Mahajana) prabhu deserves some recognition, althou he does not care. He, or his wife when he travels, do this daily.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Apr 4, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami Complications

We are being inspired to pray more. That is mercy. HH Bhakti Vrajendra nandana Swami’s destination is fixed, to be with Srila Prabhupada.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Feb 7, 2013 @ 3:01 am

Diary of a Traveling Monk, Volume 13, Chapter 8

Brilliant. Everyone will say, of course, it is simple, but without the chanting of the Maha mantra they cannot apply it. The conditioning is so strong but the Holy Name can knock it out . Harinam sankirtan kijay.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Feb 2, 2013 @ 2:56 am

Just Do It

I do not know how many times I have answered devotee’s queries with JDI. I just got a new hat with the NIKE check mark on it.

I appreciate how deeply Mahatma prabhu has gone into this. For myself I never get anything done until I JDI.

For waking early all that is needed is a prayer before sleep.

And is correct that matter what, we must “JUST DO IT!”

Adidas has a motto. “impossible is nothing”

Thinking “I can’t” means we we are not depending on Krsna.

I thank Mahatma Prabhu for his constant efforts to help devotees.

Of course anyone who hears his kirtan will forget all the problems.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:10 am

The Long Arm of the law

Great Thank you very much for your service, and for teh realizations about he deeper meaning for chanting the holy names.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Jan 9, 2013 @ 9:02 am

Yamuna-devi — Serving Vani and Vapuh

Thank you for this. Most of us have only served Srila PRabhupada’s vani and often do not understand just how personal that is.
We also relish and learn from hearing from his intimate personal servants.
This also helps us to understand Krsna as a person.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Jan 9, 2013 @ 3:24 am

BB Govinda Swami οn the death of the young Indian girl who was gang raped in Delhi

this is very nicely stated. We have so much preaching to do to educate people. Kali is especially attacking India.

“we want a revolution, and we want it now”

we can do more that build big houses in vrndavan.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Dec 31, 2012 @ 6:37 am

Bhagavata-Bhakta Christ

Happy Christmas (that how they say in UK) happy new year.
it is good time to think a bit about the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 5
1: And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3: Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4: Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5: Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6: Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7: Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9: Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11: Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12: Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13: Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14: Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15: Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
17: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
18: For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19: Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20: For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21: Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment.
22: But I say un

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Dec 25, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

Hearing Krsna-katha as the new sadhana

New sadhana? Or reviving the old? In my early years in ISKCON I often speak many hours daily just reading SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM. Especially when new volumes kept coming out we were reading so much.

Japa, read and distribute. Simple living and high thinking.

Thank you for for reminding us to get back to basics.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Dec 15, 2012 @ 6:46 am

A sober reply to Mother Govinda Dasi ACBSP

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.
William Blake

I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.
William Blake

” The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. ”

” Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street. ”

I mean these just to stimulate some thinking “outside of the box”., niot as absolute truths

Of he said many things which we cannot agree with, but taking good advice from a fool is OK.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Dec 6, 2012 @ 5:19 am

Women Gurus In Kali Yuga?

The gurus cited in the parampara list all all exceptional. There have been others who were not so prominent.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Dec 8, 2012 @ 3:41 am

I appreciate Govinda dasi’s opinions here very much and feel that Srila Prabhupada is speaking thru her, in this case. I wrote a comment some time back but do not see it her. Visakha priya devi siad everything i said much more eloquently.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Dec 4, 2012 @ 7:15 am

Ironing T-Shirts With Spiritual Images On Them

Hari Sauri prabhu tells the will serving Srila Prabhupada he often wore a t shirt with Srila Prabhupada’s picture on it.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Dec 15, 2012 @ 12:48 am

How Pain Can Motivate

dukhalaym asavatam

Krsna made this world of pain so we would want to get out.

Many cancer patients say it was the best thing that happened to them. They began to appreciate life.

Thank you Mahatma Prabhu for this essay.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Nov 24, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

My Recollections of Ramakeli Prabhu

Thank you for this. And than Sikhi Mahiti Prabhu for assisting Ram Keli Prabhu to go back to Godhead. That nature of his departure shows that his service was appreciated by Srila Prabhupada and Krsna

I first met Ram Keli Prabhu in Chicago. I think it was in the showers. I was on TSKP from New Dwaraka. He was visiting the temple regularly. I shaved him up and took him with me to Los Angeles, distributing books along the way. He stayed in New Dwaraka for some time and then was back to Chicago.

I lost track of him for most of the time. I met him in the Ivory Coast and noted how fixed he was on serving Srila Prabhupada. I also noted that his many children were all devotees. That says much for his character.

I met him some years ago in Mayapura and noted that same, he was jolly.

He lost much to Katrina but did not miss a beat.

I pray that I and all of us can learn to appreciate and glorify devotees before they leave this world.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Oct 1, 2012 @ 12:07 am

Lo and Behold

whenever i hear of Indradyumna Swami’s activities i get some understanding my my tiny position but feel very happy that such devotees are pushing on Srila Prabhupada’s mission.

kab habe bolo se din amar

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Oct 1, 2012 @ 8:24 am

If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going, You Might End Up There

I spent a good part of my career as a strategy consultant, and a favorite quote I liked to use was,

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.”

george harrison used this quote in a song.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Aug 6, 2012 @ 6:55 am

Gomata- Indigenous Cow or Exotic Cow?

I wonder why Srila Prabhupada never gave us this information. In the USA there is a term “brahmana cow”. That refers to the one imported from India. There are different classes of humans, but those who are not Brahmanas are still humans.
I am sorry to say but this sounds similar to the “only Indians can be gurus” that is sometimes propagated. If fact one previous ISKCON member wrote a book about that.
Cows and buffalos do not interbreed, they are different.

I could say more but I will leave it. Srila PRabhupada was happy to drink that milk of foreign cows and to make brahmanas out of melechas.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Jun 23, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

In memory of Sriman Bhagirath prabhu

Thank you for this wonder narration. Amongst many wonderful devotees in Bali, Bhagiratha Prabhu was exceptional.
He visited me, with a nice gift, just as I was leaving Bali , and two weeks later he is gone. He had just returned from taking 20 devotees to India. He made many friends on the Navadvipa parikrama. He is surely missed. Hearing of his life from you is very inspirational
He must be with Gopiparanadaha Prabhu.
Thank you again.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:37 am

Living The High Life In Iskcon

Thank you. These are very important realizations. Lord Caitanya himself liked serving prasadam, but no one would eat until He ate first, so he had to stop.

Jahnavi Mata would cook and then serve all the devotees.

Krsna washed feet at the Rajasuya yajna

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Jan 25, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

“Exploring the Bhagavad-gita” Wins Prestigious Choice Award

Congratulations to Isvara Krsna prabhu who is very determined see the Bhagavada recognized as Srila Prabhupada, boath outside and inside of ISKCON.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Jan 24, 2012 @ 2:48 am

Chanting Hare Krishna….It Really Works

Jai. ANd then you amazed everyone at the hospital by strongly preaching and not being distressed at that loss of your leg.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Jan 13, 2012 @ 11:09 am

Lifelong Gita Student Shares Realizations in North American Tour

This is wonderful news. She is a great pioneer and a brilliaant preacher. This is a great fortune for the USA. I hope that others get inspired to do the same. There are so many experienced disciples of Srila Prabhupada there.

Kavicandra Swami

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Jan 9, 2012 @ 9:45 am

ISV Distributes 36,552 Books in Annual Prabhupada Books Marathon

This is a glorious report of team work and cooperation. I pray your mood will spread far and wide.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Jan 9, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

“Karmi clothes” and “devotional clothes” – Getting the definitions right

Reporter: Swamiji, your movement has received a great deal of attention for, at least one reason, because many of your followers dress in what for the West is an odd fashion and relate to the world in what for the West is an odd fashion. Can you respond to that? Why have you asked your followers to dress in this fashion and to play drums on the streets?
Prabhupada: This is our preaching method, some way or other to draw their attention. (laughter)
Devotees: Jaya! Haribol!
Reporter: I’m sure that you’re aware that to many people in the West, in America, in New York City specifically, that your disciples seem strange because of the way they act on the streets. What about that?
Prabhupada: Yes, they must be strange because they are spiritual. You are all material. (laughter) So, for the material persons, we are surely strange people.
Reporter: Is this manifestation the only way to be spiritual, dressing in this fashion?
Prabhupada: No, no, you cannot compete with us. Because we don’t have any illicit sex, we don’t have meat-eating, we have no intoxication, we have no gambling. There’s so many no’s which you are unable to perform.
Reporter: Swami, that wasn’t my question. My question was, is this manifestation, dressing in this fashion, playing drums and dancing in the streets, the only way to be spiritual?
Prabhupada: No, we have got about sixty books. If you want to learn this movement through science and philosophy, we have got our books. You have not seen our books? (laughter)
Reporter: Swami, that isn’t the thrust of my question. Yes, I have. The thrust of my question very simply is this: Can’t people be spiritual without dressing in this fashion and dancing in the street?
Prabhupada: Oh, yes, oh, yes, you can become spiritual in your this dress. Simply you have to learn what it is from the books. The dress… dress is not very important thing, but still, in the material field, this girl is dressed in a different way, you are dressed in a different way.
Reporter: The way we dress lets us move in all circles.
Prabhupada;: No, the thing is, dress is not very important.
Reporter: But you have your disciples dress in this way…
Prabhupada: But just to draw a particular… Just like the policeman, he is differently dressed. One can understand that he is policeman. Similarly, we are also differently dressed so that people may understand we are Hare Krsna people.
Devotees: Jaya! Haribol!

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Interview — March 5, 1975, New York

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Sep 7, 2011 @ 6:50 am

Better to experiment and examine Varna ashrama within oneself before broadcasting to others

During the final period of Srila Prabhupada’s manifested presence he often spoke of varnasrama. Finally devotees asked him what he meant by varnaasrama.
He said, ” I will go ot GIta Nagari and teach them to live off the land>’

So Barn ashram

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Jul 28, 2011 @ 2:27 am

“I do not want to be a woman in varnashrama”

Gaura Keshava Prabhu’s comments are interesting.

“Not all devotees will or should move beyond the Grhastha ashram. ”

And not not ment should move into the grhastha ashram since they have no proper training and so many misconceptions.

We need to have more “barn” ashrams. That is devotees working in agriculture and cow protection.

» Posted By kavicandra swami On Jul 12, 2011 @ 12:06 am

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