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Bill Clinton Gets a Bhagavad-gita

http://www.krishna.com/blog/2008/02/3/bill-clinton-receives-divine-nature-book About 3 blocks from temple here in Dallas, he accepted a book from Mathuranatha Prabhu.

Also in 1997 a devotee Paramananda Das distributed books to Chelsea Clinton, his daughter when he was president, 2 times. He gave her a SSR to her to also give her dad.

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Jun 27, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

The greatest book distributors – Bhakta Carl & Radhika Ramana Prabhus

Hare Krishna,
Please also read Carl Prabhu’s great blog titled “Our Plans & His: Bringing Students to Vrindavan” here at http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150093646889391 To see the blog one does not have to be a Facebook “friend”
Hare Krishna
Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Feb 28, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

Latest ToVP Video Presentation to the GBCs and Assembled Vaisnavas

Nice video, I would suggest that if you would like exposure to post it on some share-able site. Youtube & Vimeo sites can be posted and shared in Facebook, blogs, and emails. I wanted to post this in our temple’s email as the video of the week, but I need to have in a shareable format, so that the see the the screen shot instead of just a link.

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Feb 14, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

BBT E-books

Dear Kaisori,
What I could do personally is send them a link by email for an individual book. This I could do with the Dropbox app that is on the iPad and iPhone. This way it would just be one book instead of a cd of many.

There are some good chances that those who have ereaders or smart phones with ereader programs also have cellular internet on their phones. In this way you could request them to check their email on the spot to see if they received the book.

It hasn’t happened to me yet but say in 5 or 10 years I would expect to start hearing this response very often, “well do you have ebook version?”

If a devotee does not have a smart phone with internet access then devotee can request them to take the book with them and take their email and explain to them that they will send them later that day a complimentary ebook by email. This could be done easily with out a smart phone but rather just a desktop computer. I think that this is the best scenario, to convince the person to also take the physical book and follow it up with a complimentary copy. Since ebooks are so small one can simply also just email them directly.

Another option is to set up a website similar to bbtmedia but wherein a devotee could send a link of the book directly to the purchaser for download. The only difference is that this site should not have all the books listed for free or downloaded for free otherwise that purchaser may feel cheated.

Thank you all for you wonderful services,
Hare Krishna
Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Jan 11, 2012 @ 12:32 am

Thank you for all your fine work. I can see the difference between the books that I had previously and the new ones that the BBT has actually produced. For example nice color page with George Harrison’s signature. However for KRSNA book I feel that there one really essential aspect that is missing. When you go through the index of KRSNA book chapters there is no chapter title. I feel that this is really important to have there. When someone is looking for something to read most likely, especially for KRSNA book, that person is likely going to want to look at the chapter titles with the chapter numbers not just the number alone. It there any possibility of getting that in?
Thank you

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Jan 8, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

Hare Krishna
Please accept my humble obeisances
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
All glories to your services

I am really happy with all the wonderful services you are all doing for all of ISKCON. I prefer to read ebooks as I prefer keep my notes digital.

I have a question, are there any plans to look into how individual digital book selling could be made possible? I have some ideas myself. I have the books on epub file in dropbox and I can email a person a link to download the particular book file. That is to say if while on book distribution I meet someone else who also prefers ebooks. In this way they still can donate and also get the book delivered to them.

One other question, is there any way possible, say maybe with a Hindi font, to get the actual Devanagari in the books? I try to read it in Devanagari as much as possible to improve my reading speed and pronunciation. Thank you very very much. Hare Krishna

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Jan 5, 2012 @ 12:52 am

Letter of Bhakti Vikasa Swami

Hare Krishna Vishnujana Prabhu
Please accept my humble obeisances
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

So nice to see your face here. You have certainly inherited a proper name due to gentle Vaishnava character.

I would just like to encourage all the devotees interested in this subject to listen to the honest and clear 5 day seminar of His Holiness Jayadvaita Swami. It has been made available on his website http://jswami.info for quite some time now. It is known by the title “Food For Death” For those actually interested in this subject should properly do a faithful study of Srila Prabhupada’s words on this matter. Not only are the instructions explicit on what to do and what not to do, they are also quite numerous as well.

Those who are in ISKCON have a duty to be faithful to instructions of Srila Prabhupada. If we are to discuss and press on our convictions it is important that we are well informed of all the evidences related to this subject.

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Nov 19, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

Occupy Wall St prasadam dist

We had wonderful sitting bhajan and prasadam distribution at the event here in Dallas. They loved it. Great questions by some great kids, who really like Krishna Consciousness.

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Oct 7, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

Are We More Intelligent Than Srila Prabhupada!

“The devotees of the Lord, while delivering speeches and describing the transcendental attributes of the Lord, do not think that they can do anything independently. They think that they can speak only what they are induced to speak by the Supreme Lord, the master of the senses. The senses of the individual being are not his own; the devotee knows that such senses belong to the Supreme Lord and that they can be properly used when they are employed for the service of the Lord. The senses are instruments, and elements are ingredients, all endowed by the Lord; therefore whatever an individual can do, speak, see, etc., is under the direction of the Lord only. The Bhagavad-gītā (15.15) confirms this: sarvasya cāhaṁ hṛdi sanniviṣṭo mattaḥ smṛtir jñānam apohanaṁ ca. No one is free to act freely and independently, and as such, one should always seek the permission of the Lord to act or eat or speak, ,and by the blessing of the Lord everything done by a devotee is beyond the principles of the four defects typical of the conditioned soul.” Srimad Bhagavatam 2.4.11 purport by Srila Prabhupada

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Sep 9, 2011 @ 3:48 am

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

Paramshreya Prabhu, I would just like to mention that the Vedabase is small percentage of the instructions given by Srila Prabhupada. Therefore Guru is there, from guru to disciple. From my small experience all my shiksha gurus who are disciples of Srila Prabhupada I find that it is without out a doubt that wearing dhoti and kurta was an establish practice given and trained by Srila Prabhupada.

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Oct 8, 2011 @ 1:42 am

Phalena Pariciyate. Chandrasekhar Prabhu, I have not seen you recently as we don’t live in same city but I do hear about your preaching activities from time to time. This is what I heard recently and I just want a clarification from you.

The story goes that you were visiting a temple and was invited to give class on the Vyasana, or offered to give class on the Vyasasana. Either Srimad Bhagavatam or Bhagavad Gita. But when the time came to give the class you showed up in slacks and a button up shirt. At that time you were asked not to give the class due to your dress and dissatisfied in rebuttal you gave the same arguments that you are listing here.

Please let me know if this is true or somewhat true? If it is somewhat truthful, please tell me what actually transpired. If nothing of the sort ever took place then please let me know.

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Sep 17, 2011 @ 11:59 am

The difficulty with this article is that Srila Prabhupada used the term “Karmi Clothes, Karmi Dress”

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Aug 31, 2011 @ 2:13 am

Hare Krishna Prabhu
Please accept my humble obeisances
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
All glories to your services

This term “Karmi Dress, Karmi clothes” was learned from our Founder/Acharya Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada used this term, therefore we, erroneous ISKCON members are following Parampara.

Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das
ISKCON Dallas

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Aug 28, 2011 @ 4:17 am

Hare Krishna Play

Thank you very much Pandava Vijaya Prabhu, sounds like a very nice and entertaining skit. It would be nice to do in the temple room here for our Sunday Feast. One item you may want to review is the following statement. “nor having once been does he ever cease to be. ”

This is a philosophical mistake found in the 1968 and 1972 versions of the Gita. This verse of the Gita, 2.20, states rather the opposite that, nayam bhutva, that there is no ‘having once been’, soul is eternal have no creation. The proper translation is “He HAS NOT come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. ” Thank you. Hare Krishna
Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Jan 29, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

First Rath yatra in New Orleans

It is supposed to be an audience of over 70,000 due to its location in the French district making possibly the largest Ratha Yatra Festival in North America!

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Oct 8, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

“That was close!” Avoiding danger at Ratha Yatras

Thank you Prabhu for your service. Some devotees (very very few) may think, well dying in such a way is auspicious. But such a circumstance, death due to lack of safety, would most likely caused the festival to canceled in that city, never to happen again. It could even threaten the festival’s continuation in other cities.

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Jun 5, 2009 @ 1:45 am

Wanna improve your book distribution?

Just a note for those who are in the USA and are interested in book distribution. Vaisesika Prabhu (ACBSP) the world famous book distributor does amazing seminars in the USA. His temple in California distributes thousands and thousands books a month. There is only a tiny handful of devotees who live in the temple. The book distribution is mainly done by the congregation via medium of weekend warrior events, maha monthly book distribution events, and smart boxes/smart tables. Here in Dallas the devotees sponsored Vaisesika Prabhus ticket and he happily and enthusiastically agreed to perform the seminar here. At the end of the seminar we had 50 new book distributors. To contact Vaisesika Prabhu or to learn more about book distribution see http://distributebooks.com Hare Krishna
Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Dec 30, 2008 @ 5:35 pm

There’s More Than One Kurma dasa

Haribol,
The same scenario also happened Madhudvisa Prabhu. I would not accept that such a great servant and cook as Kurma Prabhu could author anything anything against Srila Prabhupada’s institution. Just look at that smile, :).
Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Sep 21, 2008 @ 5:34 pm

Can somebody put a stop to this before its too late?

Hare Krishna
Please accept my humble obeisances
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

I am little confused, Nrisimhananda Prabhu are you simply going along the with the joke placed by Pragosh Prabhu?
Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Sep 19, 2008 @ 1:02 am

Does Bhagavad-Gita As It Is Lead Us To Raga-Bhakti?

I mean to say “Please note that this first and sweet part of the verse “The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me,” …. is not included in the other translations but rather only found in Srila Prabhpada’s translation. “

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Aug 14, 2008 @ 7:16 pm

Hare Krishna, thank you for your wonderful article.

There is one verse that comes to mind in regards to the acharya revealing inner thoughts. This verse is:
Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 10.9

mac-cittā mad-gata-prāṇā

bodhayantaḥ parasparam

kathayantaś ca māḿ nityaḿ

tuṣyanti ca ramanti ca

SYNONYMS

mat-cittāḥ — their minds fully engaged in Me; mat-gata-prāṇāḥ — their lives devoted to Me; bodhayantaḥ — preaching; parasparam — among themselves; kathayantaḥ — talking; ca — also; mām — about Me; nityam — perpetually; tuṣyanti — become pleased; ca — also; ramanti — enjoy transcendental bliss; ca — also.

TRANSLATION

The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me, their lives are fully devoted to My service, and they derive great satisfaction and bliss from always enlightening one another and conversing about Me.

Both Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur and Baladeva Vidyabhusana translate this verse in this general way:
“WIth minds greedy for me, being completely dependent upon me, mutually hearing about me, and singing about me, they continuously experience satisfaction and enjoyment.”
Please note that this first and sweet part of the verse “The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me,” This appears to be in that category of special nectar that is revealed by the Acharya from their inner realizations. This may be attributed to additional ‘Ca’ in the verse, as is the circumstance of other verses with rasik purports by Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur, but that is just my spectulation.
Hare Krishna
Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Aug 14, 2008 @ 4:42 am

Columbus/New Vrindaban make Front Page!!!

Very nice article, this part was a little humorous “They leave a small tuft of hair in the back to……. Some devotees believe Hare Krishna can use that tuft of hair to pull them from a crowd.”
I don’t believe Srila Prabhupada has ever said that to the devotees but it is more of just a sentiment. Thank you for sharing this article it was really nice that they actually put the Bhagavad Gita quote in the post as well. All glories to your services
Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Jul 22, 2008 @ 6:50 pm

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 100,000 People

Haribol, hmm. I think the title of the post says it all. How would you expect the city of Dallas to allow the Hare Krishnas participate in their St. Patrick’s day parade if we refused some of the basic requisites? I am not sure if you ever attended a St. Patrick’s day parade, but here in the US there is really no way that the authorities are going to let you on a St. Patricks day parade with out you adorning yourselves with the traditional green attire and paraphernalia. Srila Prabhupada has told the devotees if it suited the purpose of preaching and glorifying Krishna, devotees could wear non-devotional clothing.

“Regarding selling books in Karmic clothes; yes, it may be done, there is no harm. This book distribution and Ratha Yatra Festivals should go on all over the world. I want to introduce this Ratha Yatra Programme all over the world.” SPL to Madhudvisa 7 August 1973

And;

“There is no objection to going in western clothes in order to distribute books. It is not necessary that we simply always wear the robes, but we should
always keep sikha and teelok. However a wig or hat may be worn as you describe. We have to take whatever is the favorable position for executing
Krsna Consciousness. Do not forget our principles, but sometimes we may adapt such means in order to help distribute books. Somehow or other distribute
books and if you can impress people a little to chant then it does not matter about your dress.” SPL to Jagadisa 23 July 1973 Hare Krishna

Your humble servant
Nityananda Chandra Das

Ps. If you see the video you can even see some the non devotees chanted with us. Even if some did not chant, all 10,000 welcomed the Maha Mantra with great appreciation and that is too their eternal benefit.

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Apr 13, 2008 @ 9:00 pm

Srila Prabhupada once asked his disciples what is the most important of all verses. He was satisfied when the devotees answered, “yare dekha tara kaha ‘krsna’ upadesa, amara ajnaya guru hana tara ei desa — Instruct everyone in the science of Krishna” or as Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura says, the Lord has ordered, “By My command be a Guru and save this land.”
Under these instructions devotees will use any excuse to glorify the holy names of the Lord. Recently a Hindu doctor who comes to our temple every once in a while ran into the circumstance that his dog died. He asked the devotees to come to his house and give blessings. We could have refuse stating that “Why should we align ourselves with this aspect of american dog culture? From my perspective it just looks quite silly and out of place that devotees are trying to integrate themselves with one of the lowest aspects of modern dog culture…” So instead of giving such a response we took the opportunity to have 2 hours of bhajan and a short katha at this mans house. This is the instruction given, one should use any excuse to glorify the holy names. We must be weary of the miserly mentality, that upon seeing 100,000 people welcome the holy names with great enthusiasm we see nothing but fault.

Your servant
Nityananda Chandra Das
ps. Dallas “Ratha Yatra” is on May 4th please come

» Posted By NityanandaChandra On Apr 8, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

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