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Bill Clinton Gets a Bhagavad-gita

Incredible!!!

Now imagine that you have to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books in a block of offices with many important people and the only way to get there is by using western clothing. What would you do?

Srila Prabhupada Ki Jaya !!!

Comment Posted By Prahladesh Dasa On 03.07.2012 @ 22:14

Letter of resignation of Prabhavisnu das

1 - When the Guru is not fixed

Those who are surrendered to Krsna are never without a Guru.

When someone decides to surrender to Krsna, at this very moment the Guru appears.

First as Caitya Guru starting to give instructions from within ourselves.

Then we come into contact with the Vartma Pradaksa Guru (Guru manifested by Caitya Guru).

After we accept Diksa Guru (Guru also manifested by Caitya Guru).

After may occur that the Diksa Guru has problems because is not a liberated soul, and then Caitya Guru manifests another Diksa Guru.

After may occur that the Diksa Guru has no problems, but is unable to lead the disciple to the later stages of the process, and then Caitya Guru will manifest Siksa Gurus or the Caitya Guru will appear in person ……………………..

When someone surrenders to Krsna in all circumstances will be accompanied by the Guru.

Caitya Guru appears in person or in different circumstances and people.

Those who are surrendered to Krsna are never without a Guru.

May still occur one has a Guru Maha Bhagavata Uttama Adhikari who has left the planet. A sincere and fixed disciple of such Guru will receive instructions from Caitya Guru or that Guru will be manifested for example in dreams. As Srila Prabhupada’s dream of his Guru.

Those who are surrendered to Krsna are never without a Guru.

2 - When the disciple is not fixed

Caitya Guru can also appears as a Guru Mahabhagavata Uttama Adhikari (physically (Vapuh) or not (Vani or even in dreams)), and in this case the student may not take that holy association and abandon the process. (As the case of many devotees who had the personal association (Vapuh) of Srila Prabhupada)

Your servant
Prahladesh Dasa

Comment Posted By Prahladesh Dasa On 16.01.2012 @ 10:11

Response to "Varnashrama and Harinam Sankirtan" article

By HH Romapada Swami

“When one accepts a spiritual master, it is said that the relationship is eternal. However, if one is not able to go back to Godhead in one lifetime, then how can he accept another guru in the next life? Or does the same guru have to come back to fulfill his duty?
The concept of ‘guru-tattva’ is inconceivable and most difficult to understand. In principle, as Srila Prabhupada explains in his famous Vyasa-puja address, the Guru is one; guru cannot be two. (Cf. Science of Self Realization pp. 70-71) The Original spiritual master is Lord Balarama or Lord Nityananda and He appears in infinite forms to instruct us. This of course does not de-personalize or minimize the value of the empowered devotee of the Lord who plays the part of a spiritual master. This fundamental spiritual principle is difficult to understand with mundane logic, but with this understanding we can simply accept that one’s relationship with his spiritual master is eternal.”

And so, when more serious Sadhana, more mercy (Krpa) of the Guru.

For those who seriously engage in Sadhana even without achieving perfection Srila Prabhupada takes them with him. For others, the Guru has to manifest again. Different types of mercy (Krpa) to different devotees.

Some objectives of the Yuga-dharma-nama-sankirtan resurgence coalition (YRC), by Sripada Aindra Prabhuji:

9 - To help sincere devotees transcend mundane affinity, get suddha-nama-ruci, and relish the immortal nectar for which every soul is always anxious.
10 - To help sincere devotees attain life’s ultimate goal (unalloyed love for Krishna) and go back home, back to Godhead in this very life.

Srila Prabhupada explains that in the beggining devotees worship Sri Sri Radha Krsna in the worship reverential mood of Laksmi Narayana BUT NOT AS Laksmi Narayana. The devotees of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu do not worship Laksmi Narayana. This is another Sampradaya.

Your servant
Prahladesh Dasa

Comment Posted By Prahladesh Dasa On 02.10.2011 @ 09:55

“We’ve been satisfied to preach varnasrama-dharma, missing the point, thinking that realization is for another lifetime or something” (Sripada Aindra Prabhu)

We heard a quote from Srila Prabhupada saying:

“Prabhupada was giving a talk in which he said that in order to go back home, back to Godhead, one must be cent percent pure, cent percent free of material desires and attachments. When Prabhupada saw that the devotees were discouraged, he said, “All right, 90%.” Still they were dejected. Then he said, “All right, 80%.” Still they were crestfallen. Then he said, “All right, 75%—but not less.”

After the talk, Srila Prabhupada commented, “If you just hold on to my lotus feet, I will take you back to Godhead. I have the key to the back door.”

What does this mean?

Letter to Ujjal, 15-04-72
“I can understand that you are a very sincere boy and are a very eligible candidate for going back to Home, back to Godhead. And the process is simple. Follow the regulative principles very strictly, chant at least 16 rounds of beads daily, read our literatures, go for street Sankirtana, etc. In this way keep yourself engaged in Krishna’s business 24 hours, and in this lifetime you will become perfectly happy and in the end reach the Supreme destination.”

Srila Prabhupada is infinitely merciful. Even if a devotee is not successful in the process, yet Srila Prabhupada lovingly rescues the disciple who strives to follow the process.

And what about those who abandon the process? In this case they force the Guru to return to rescue them in other lives.

Comment Posted By Prahladesh Dasa On 02.10.2011 @ 09:49

Varnashrama and Harinam Sankirtan

In Bhakti Sandharbha Anucchedya 311, Srila Jiva Goswami explains:

“Devotees who have interest in practicing Raganuga Bhakti, but are still Ajata ruci raganuga (without much taste for hearing and chanting), should combine the principles of Vaidhi Bhakti with the practice of Raganuga Bhakti.”

When a person hears or reads the pastimes of Krsna in the initial phase and feels that “I would like to participate in it” … This is already Raganuga…;)

Then he/she starts practicing Vaidhi (Ajata Ruci Raganuga) very seriously.

“The gopis became tired after long singing and dancing. Krsna was dancing beside them, and to alleviate their fatigue they took Sri Krsna’s hand and placed it on their raised breasts. Krsna’s hand, as well as the breasts of the gopis, are eternally auspicious; therefore when they combined, both of them became spiritually enhanced. The gopis so enjoyed the company of Krsna, the husband of the goddess of fortune, that they forgot that they had any other husband in the world, and upon being embraced by the arms of Krsna and dancing and singing with Him, they forgot everything.” (Krsna Book - Description of Rasa Dance)

Krsna Book is accessible to any beginner who can and must constantly read it.

From the very beginning we must absorb ourselves in the pastimes of Krsna with His Santa Bhaktas, Dasas, Sakhas, Gopas and Gopis while at the same time chanting Hare Krishna.

“Progress in Krishna consciousness is as gradual as we want to make it.” (Sripada Kirtancandra Aindra Prabhu)

Your servant
Prahladesh Dasa

Comment Posted By Prahladesh Dasa On 28.09.2011 @ 13:27

Many thanks to Sriman Puskaraksa Das Prabhu

Sometimes, the question arises between the devotees on this verse of Sri Siksastaka, where Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu talks about the constant chanting of the holy name of the Lord. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, who was a magistrate and father of twelve children, clarifies this point by saying that if the work or means of maintaining itself, is subordinate to the chanting of the holy name, this work falls into the category of chanting the holy name…;)

“In the second canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, Maharaja Pariksit also explains that pastimes of Lord Krsna are medicine for the conditioned souls. If they simply hear about Krsna they will become relieved of the material disease.” (Krsna Book - Description of Rasa Dance)

What is reprehensible by the Acaryas is:

1 - Not to run practical external service,

2 - Prematurely receive Siddha Deha (Siddha Pranali)

3 - To impose only Madhurya Rasa Rasa as exclusive.

All this is wrong. But Raganuga Sadhana of hearing the pastimes of Krsna is not wrong.

Raganuga is Sadhana. Please Raganuga is Sadhana, is not the stage of perfection. We only will be free from lust by hearing constantly the transcendental pastimes of Krsna.

By my Spiritual Master Srila Hrydayananda Das Goswami Acaryadeva:

“A devotee who still can not think deeply in Krsna should aim for this state. In other words, we can not be indifferent, we must cultivate the desire to progress.
Prabhupada was very fond of devotees who worked sincerely for his mission. But he wanted these devotees also seek to read his books and chanting the names of Krsna to receive the full fruits of this devotional work. ”

Comment Posted By Prahladesh Dasa On 27.09.2011 @ 18:20

Raganuga is Sadhana. Please Raganuga is Sadhana and not the stage of perfection. The stage of perfection is Ragatmika.

Fortunately, the last English edition of “Nectar of Devotion,” corrected editorial “error” of the previous editions. In relation to chapter 15 (Spontaneous Devotional Service) where instead of the word Ragatmika was the word Raganuga. This led to confusion for so long that Raganuga is only possible at the stage of perfection.

And so, work now and Samadhi later means Raganuga now and Ragatmika later …;)

Or in other words, by humbly engage ourselves in Sadhana (Vaidhi (Ajata Ruci Raganuga) and Jata Ruci Raganuga) Krpa, mercy, will come.

One GETS MERCY (Krpa) BY Sadhana Bhakti?
Answer by Srila Prabhupada: YES !!!

Your servant
Prahladesh Dasa

Comment Posted By Prahladesh Dasa On 17.09.2011 @ 21:50

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