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What is Srila Prabhupad like?

Thank you very much for helping us to remember Srila Prabhupada’s mood of divine love and compassion, which he so perfectly embodied on behalf of Krishna.

“The true acarya, the spiritual master of the entire world, must be considered an incarnation of Krishna’s mercy.”

(Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila 7.12, Purport)

In this connection, I wish to humbly share a beautiful video which clearly displays Srila Prabhupada’s unlimited mercy, especially the last quote (at 7:44), which is guaranteed to move your heart and make you shed a tear of deep gratitude to His Divine Grace:

http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/Srila_Prabhupada_Vyasa_Puja_2008.html

Thank you once again.

Srila Prabhupada ki jaya!

Comment Posted By Padmapani_das On 06.09.2010 @ 04:27

Friendly and Sympathetic

Thank you for this nice article. As you well know, Srila Prabhupada was always concerned about the health and well-being of his devotees. He always signed his letters, “Hoping this meets you in the best of health.” And in the following letter, Prabhupada emphasizes the same:

“First of all, there is not question of a devotee becoming ostracized because he has become ill, nor do I think this is being widely practiced. Who has been ostracized? One of the symptoms of a devotee is that he is kind, so if our Godbrother becomes ill it is our duty to help him get the proper medicine and treatment so that he can recover.”

(Srila Prabhupada letter, April 5, 1974)

In conclusion, we should all care for one another in every respect, as Srila Prabhupada personally demonstrated, instructed and wanted for us all.

Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

Comment Posted By Padmapani_das On 01.08.2010 @ 14:13

Gurukula Project Team Weekly Reflections [23 June 2010]: Slaughtering Chastity

Thank you very much for baring your soul and sharing with us all your heartfelt story. Please rest assured that you’ve captured the mercy of Krishna and the devotees for your heroic struggle to know and serve the Lord despite the tremendous struggles and tests which you’ve been forced to undergo. You’re very intelligent, perceptive and an excellent writer. Surely Krishna has great plans for you, so please feel encouraged and inspired because such touching honesty in devotional service will not go unnoticed or ignored. In fact, quite to the contrary. You’re an inspiration to us all and will continue to be so to many others, I’m sure. Best of luck in all your endeavors and please know that it’s been a great honor to read your refreshingly honest and sincere words. Kindly continue to write for your own healing and for helping others in the same boat. You have a wonderful God-given talent which will undoubtedly benefit many. All glories to your service and may your life be blessed with the mercy of Krishna and Srila Prabhupada!

Comment Posted By Padmapani_das On 26.06.2010 @ 18:09

Auspicious passing of Amekhala devi dasi ACBSP

I didn’t have the good fortune of knowing Mother Amekhala Dasi, but it’s obvious from your beautiful tribute here, Patita Pavanji (and from others too), that our Godsister was (and is) a beloved daughter of Srila Prabhupada and a dear friend to all. My heart goes out to Srutakirti Prabhu and family. It’s so wonderful when the devotees come together and honor one another in love. This is the way it should be. As Sriman George Harrison implored us all in his last words: “love one another.” Mother Amekhala has fulfilled this sage advice through her shining example in life and in passing. Surely Krishna and Srila Prabhupada will bless her unlimitedly. All glories to Mother Amekhala!

Comment Posted By Padmapani_das On 29.04.2010 @ 17:33

Padmalochan healh update photos 22 March

Dear Mother Vrindavan Lila Devi Dasi,

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

I knew your husband, Sriman Padmalochan Prabhu, from many years back in India. He was always friendly and had a big smile on his face whenever I saw him. The world is a lesser place now without his personal presence. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences at this difficult juncture in your life. However, please rest assured that Padmalochan Prabhu’s destination is undoubtedly a good one and you share in all his spiritual credits without a doubt.

I also wish to sincerely commend you on creating such beautiful tributes to your good husband — especially the very touching video. Your love and dedication are an inspiration to us all and set a wonderful example of faithfulness to a great soul, your good husband.

Please know that devotees the world over share your grief and we send you our warm wishes and encouragement during your hour of need. You’re not alone. May Krishna and Srila Prabhupada please bless you with Their unlimited mercy and kindness. Please take good care.

Wishing you much strength and determination to carry on with your wonderful devotional services.

Hare Krishna.

Your servant and friend,
Padmapani das

Comment Posted By Padmapani_das On 22.04.2010 @ 01:55

Brihaspati in the Horoscopes of Devotees

All glories to your service, Patita Pavanji. Thank you very much.

Here are a couple of videos from back in the day — living time capsules from the distant past:

1) http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/HareKrishnaAGiorgioFilm.html

2) http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/Hare_Krishna_1967.html

Prabhupada’s early pastimes are the creme de la creme. We never tire of drinking the ambrosial nectar.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Comment Posted By Padmapani_das On 10.04.2010 @ 00:46

Haribol Patita Pavana Prabhu. I couldn’t find that Sonny Barger interview you mention in post #50. Sounds exciting. Here’s some nectar from Gurudas about Srila Prabhupada, Sonny and the Hell’s Angels in San Francisco (edited for space):

A steady congregation of characters was now flowing into our storefront Radha Krishna Temple for the nightly sessions of rocking, chanting, dancing, feasting, and transcendental information. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead had just donated a huge, new stove, so we now had breakfast, lunch, and dinner programs on a regular basis. There were so many folks coming that the temple would be filled from the front altar all the way to the back of the room and out the double Dutch doors to the sidewalk. All eyes were on Swamiji. He took out some bell-metal karatalas, looked around without looking at anything in particular, and began a three beat: chah-chah-cheee, cha-cha-cheee — the third beat sizzling. In husky, sonorous tones he sang out: “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.” We couldn’t stay seated and jumped up almost in unison.

We heard pounding on the wall. A loud thump from next door suddenly resonated on the wall. Framed pictures shook. The Swami didn’t miss a beat. “What is that sound?” he asked. “I don’t know,” I answered. “It is coming from next door.” Next door was the God’s Eye Ice Cream Parlor, which was the hangout and hideout of the Hell’s Angels as well as headquarters for the Diggers… “Go see what is making that noise,” Swamiji requested. “Ask them to stop.”

“Why me?” I thought. I’m wearing a robe, I’m high from the kirtan, and now I have to go face the Hell’s Angels… my throat was dry as I knocked on the door. Sonny, scar-faced yet handsome, opened the door. He wore swastikas and lots of black leather. He stared at me. I held his eyes and stared back. Six more Angels encircled me. Resolutely but quietly I said, “The Swami is about to speak. He was wondering if you could party less hearty.” They didn’t say anything. I persevered. “The thumping on the wall interrupted him. Many folks would like to hear him speak, and you can come too if you like.” Sonny stared at me a while longer. Then he smiled and said, “It was your singing that made us dance, but the wall got in the way! Hey, if the Swami wants to speak, that’s okay with us. Your guru is heavy, man!” His gapped-tooth smile embraced me. I thanked them all.

Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

Comment Posted By Padmapani_das On 08.04.2010 @ 22:11

Hare Krishna. This is an interesting discussion. Tribhuvanatha Prabhu was a very “Jupiterian” (i.e. Sagittarian) personality. He lived life large, was very popular, courageous, naturally athletic and heroic. Always on the move, he was constantly expanding the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya and ever glorifying Srila Prabhupada. In fact, his favorite expression and personal motto in life was inspired by Prabhupada’s famous statement:

“We should always be enthusiastic to try for shooting the rhinoceros. That way, if we fail, everybody will say Never mind, nobody can shoot a rhinoceros anyway, and if we succeed, then everyone will say, Just see, what a wonderful thing they have done.”

(Srila Prabhupada letter, December 22, 1971)

One just has to read the basic qualities of Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and one will know Tribhuvanatha Prabhu to a good extent — plus the fact that he utilized all those noble qualities in the service of Srila Prabhupada and Krishna. What an inspiration!

Comment Posted By Padmapani_das On 26.03.2010 @ 17:55

Holy Places?

“World Prayer and Kirtan Day: Sacred Sites, Sacred Waters, Sacred Sounds.” 24 hours of kirtan around the world to help save and protect the holy Yamuna River and Kesi-ghata to coincide with the Vrindavan Kumbha-mela, January 30th. Please visit: http://worldprayerandkirtanday.com/

An historic opportunity is available for you and your loved ones to register online and show support by hosting a kirtan anywhere in the world for this most important occasion. Mother Yamuna has served humanity for thousands of years and now She could use our service and help. Please kindly participate and show your love and appreciation, however small and humble. Even one sincere kirtaniya at home can contribute towards changing the course of history.

Further information can be found on The Prabhupada Connection website, January 4th and onward in the “What’s New” section, including addresses where to sign petitions, write letters, etc. Thank you very much for your kind attention and service in this regard. Yamuna Mayi ki jaya! Kesi Ghat ki jaya. Sri Vrindavan Dhama ki jaya!

Comment Posted By Padmapani_das On 16.01.2010 @ 07:06

At this time I ask your prayers

Dear Mother Rasajna,

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

At this time, we’re all remembering you and your importance in the history of the Krishna Consciousness movement. We remember the wonderful plays you performed over the years and how much you delighted His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada with your unequalled service. Thank you so much for showing us the way of a real disciple — one who knows how to utilize her God-given skills and intelligence in pleasing service to the Spiritual Master. Certainly, Srila Prabhupada will never forget you and neither shall we, Mother Rasajna. Our prayers and love are always with you, and no matter what, we hope and pray to see you again soon at Srila Prabhupada’s lotus feet, dancing in ecstacy. Thank you so much for everything. All glories to your service.

Hare Krishna.

Humbly yours,
Padmapani das

Comment Posted By Padmapani_das On 23.12.2009 @ 20:35


 


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