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Raghava’s Reincarnation Myth

Re: #6

Trilochana you must be very close to Ratnavali dd as you are so much defending her and trying to tell us about her subtle consciousness as if you are somebody very close to her. I know Ratnavali dd; she is very cute, sweet and good-hearted devotee, a lovable person. But for her benefit I would suggest that she should move on in her life, stop dreaming and living on her subtle level fantasizing and ignoring people and events in this very life. It is totally unpractical and I would not like to encourage her more in her visions that may be or may not be true at all. It doesn’t serve her well.

» Posted By Tungavidya dd On Oct 13, 2010 @ 9:17 am

Thanks very much to Jeevanmukta Prabhu for this text. It is an eye opener for readers after so much speculation, guesses and dreams that we read in recent texts on Ratnavali dd case. And all encouraged by Abhaya Mudra dd and her husband as if it is something 100% true.

They wanted to assure us about the correctness of Ratnavali’s story by supporting it with astrological explanation. But, we know that Abhaya Mudra dd is not competent in astrology at all. She still didn’t answer to readers by providing sastric and jyotish references on her statements in this text:

Why? Because she doesn’t know astrology, so she doesn’t know how to answer. It is the behavior of an incompetent.

Person who writes such serious texts should be competent otherwise they will create a complete mess and be responsible for all aparadhas they caused amongst devotees by writing on topics they know little or nothing about it.

As Pope said “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.”

It is a case of the Blind leading the blind, as the vast majority of devotees are laymen when it comes to astrology and Abhaya Mudra is just one step ahead of them leading them into a ditch.

» Posted By Tungavidya dd On Oct 13, 2010 @ 9:15 am

The Stars of Reincarnation: From Raghava to Ratnavali

We implore Dandavat’s to spare, us, your readers and stop publishing these astrological texts of Abhaya Mudra and her husband. I am not against astrology, I have consulted good astrologers and am studying astrology but publishing such texts in the name of astrology is just a diservice to the community of devotees. If you want to publish astrological texts then please ask reputed astrologers if they would like to contribute some articles but please spare us from the rank amatuers. I am really afraid that this will really give serious astrology and its students an image of being irrational and a generally bad reputation.

» Posted By Tungavidya dd On Oct 13, 2010 @ 9:04 am

Your astrological explanation does not make any sense. It is so confusing, unclear, and not to the point. You coined a nonsensical name “punya chakra” for the chart at time of death.

“The punya chakra (time of death) of Raghava das Brahmachary.”

The word “Janma Kundali” translated into English means “Birth Chart” or Natal Chart, therefore the Death Chart should be called the Mrtyu chakra not Punya chakra. Such things evade you.

And, you can’t even figure out why Rahu Dasa is a maraka for Raghava Prabhu even though it is obvious to me, I will not tell you because I am not here to teach you astrology.

And these are just a few points I could go one but I’m afraid very few readers have the training to follow the logic so they just blindly accepted what you have written.

You are getting undesirable reputation for not answering to the readers when questioned; you have yet to respond to

Since you are keeping silent after so many requests we are forced to assume that you have no answer and are not very expert in astrology as others have accused but merely write to confuse lay devotees and get clients.

So this is all not good. Why don’t you stop writing texts about astrology, because it is more than obvious that you are not competent in the matter at all?

You are just creating mess by writing anything related to astrology. Please for the benefit of all spare us of your astrological texts. You should study first for many years ith a guru, because you are pretty much ignorant about astrology, and it is a shame that you are writing in public forums.

» Posted By Tungavidya dd On Oct 13, 2010 @ 9:03 am

The Diary of Ratnavali Devi Das

Although I have appreciation for Ratnavali devi dasi, I would like to suggest that Ratnavali dd should focus on her present life and people that Sri Krsna sent to her in this lifetime. Personally I have got an impression (from knowing her) that she still lives her past life in this lifetime. Sri Krsna gave her this female form of body in this lifetime, and it is not really proper that she tries to be a brahmacari…Otherwise she may miss her duties in this lifetime e.g. to serve her husband, it is tapasya, and many would opt to leave when it gets tough; why trying to be artificially a brahmacari, if she got female form, and everything that goes with it?.

Rather then to associate with a neighbor from previous life, she may try to help those around her. I think now when she knows all about her previous life, she can sleep peacefully, thanking to Sri Krsna and kind devotees, and her husband who all helped her to go through that difficult and confusing period, and focus all her energy on people from this very lifetime. And this is not meant to offend Ratnavali dd but to remind her to focus on this life.

All of us also had past lives. And some of our devotees were most probably highly exalted souls in previous lives. And we may live next to someone who is a great soul, but become blind and not seeing what is in front of us because we are dreaming of somebody else, or some other lives.

It is said that one should not live in the past what to speak of the past life, and a past life that is not even certain—it is not very convincing. We recall the words of Bhaktivinode Thakura: “Forget the past that sleeps and ne’re the future dream at all but act in times that are with you and progress yee shall call.”

Your servant,

» Posted By Tungavidya dd On Oct 6, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

Aindra Prabhu in Eternity

Dear Mataji,

I’ve been following this very interesting discussion, but somehow or other there is no response made from your side. I think that I am not the only one who would like to hear your response to Atmavidya Prabhu’s points. I think that we readers deserve to get a response from your side about your text. Otherwise you lose your credibility and authenticity.

It is good that Atmavidya Prabhu brought certain important points to our eyes; e.g; asking you to support your statements by quoting bone fide astrological sources, and your statements related to Paramatma, that also has to be checked through the eyes of sastra and Srila Prabhupada’s books.

Could you please make a response for the readers benefit, so that we didn’t waste our time by following this discussion that hasn’t been concluded from your side? Thank you,

Your servant,

» Posted By Tungavidya dd On Oct 3, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

The debate over Srila Prabhupada’s rising sign

My comment on text 7

I have to admit that I am surprised by the way you have discredited a valuable service of HG Shyamasundara Prabhu. Personally I put my trust in him as a judge of HDG Srila Prabhupada’s lagna. He has a reputation of an authentic astrologer, and more that that, he has been faithful to HDG Srila Prabhupada and spiritually active in HDG’s service for more that 30 years (continuously). So it means he is a vaisnava and brahmana, and above all a loyal servant to Srila Prabhupada. It is more than enough for me to put my trust in him as my astrologer and judge when it comes to standards (either philosophical, or astrological. He is accurate in his predictions as well). So I somehow could not appreciate your comment of his work.

On other hand the rest of your comments or response to other devotee comments does not make any sense IMHO.

I would like to thank Vraja Kishor Prabhu for his wonderful short explanation of HDG Srila Prabhupada’s chart in his comment above.

Mataji you must truly be the better half of your husband because I can’t tell the difference between your writing and his.


» Posted By Tungavidya dd On Jan 3, 2010 @ 11:55 am

How Will the Forthcoming Eclipses Affect You?

Dear Patita Pavana Prabhu,

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

HDG Srila Prabhupada said that his chart was done immediately after his birth. It was Makara lagna, and according to this lagna, the astrologer was able to predict Srila Prabhupada’s glorious mission in the West and all around the world, as well that he would write his transcendental books. So Srila Prabhupada said it was according to Makara lagna. Not Dhanus lagna.

Could you present any proof (written or recorded on a tape), that Srila Prabhupada said to you what you are claiming that he did say about your reading of his chart?

Second what I have noticed is that you are not responding nicely or not at all to devotees who asked you questions, or expressed their doubts, or just have different perception than you do. Somayaji Prabhu and Willem V made some excellent points and obviously are both knowledgeable in this matter, but interestingly you are not responding. You responded only to devotees who sent you flattery words, and it has to do nothing with the original point. And that is that it is not a problem that you advertise you services, but the problem is *how you did it*. So devotees pointed it out to you as a positive criticism. But you ignore them.

Your servant,
Tungavidya Devi Dasi

» Posted By Tungavidya dd On Dec 20, 2009 @ 7:36 am

Chanting Siva mantras

Dear Devotees,

I would like to give my humble comment on some of the comments posted here. We,
devotees in ISKCON (who follow SP), are trained in a way to offer our humble obeisances and respects to other Vaisnavas, including Lord Siva. Devotees may feel a special affection towards some of them. By offering regular prayers to demigods, the person will naturally develop more affection and attachment for the demigod that they worship. As Krsna says in Bhagavad-gita that to those who worship a demigod He gives the faith in that demigod. In other words, the devotee may end his worship of Krsna due to more attachment for somebody else instead of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna.
Second, if an ISKCON devotee becomes more attracted into worshiping of demigods instead of Sri Sri Radha-Krsna, and Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, then it comes to a question if they really follow in the footsteps of our guru parampara, and our acarya SP. If we want to please our parampara , then we should not imitate Bhaktivinoda Thakura, six Goswamis, or Srila Prabhupada. It is much safer that we try our best to follow and fulfill their teachings and instructions. Following is more important (and much safer) then imitating nitya siddhas. If we will be able to attract and get their mercy, then we may compose prayers for Sri Krsna’s great devotees and demigods, and offer prayers by which great Vaisnavas may strengthen our love for Sri Krsna. Otherwise, until we develop some basic attachment for worship of Krsna, I am afraid that we may end up in worshiping demigods, and not Sri Krsna. I am fond of Lord Siva, but we should keep in mind Who is our main object of worship. In our society we probably have all variety of devotees on various levels of KC, so some may do that, but for my own sake I would rather take shelter in instruction, then my feeling. Until I am accepted by Sri Krsna. Then I can pray to demigods to preserve my love for Sri Krsna. We should be afraid of maya. Maya has very powerful and has convincing ways how to keep us in her kingdom. If we forget Krsna, there is no way out of this material world. I heard that we can worship Lord Siva so that we get blessing to worship Krsna. Sometimes it is used just as an excuse to continue demigod worship.
There is no question of harm in worshiping great Vaisnavas, but we should remember that our main duty is to follow faithfully our acarya SP, and his instructions prescribed specifically for us and in this age.yhs

» Posted By Tungavidya dd On Jun 18, 2008 @ 5:54 am

Courses for the second term at the Bhaktivedanta College

Dear Devotees,

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Maybe we should reread some of the texts recently posted on this website about the many devotees who left their bodies. What were they doing to prepare themselves for leaving the body? Obviously, they chanted, other devotees were reading to them from Srila Prabhupada’s books, giving them maha and more chanting. I never heard that any of them wanted to listen from any other books than SP’s or to listen about Western philosophies. Krsna mercifully gave them time to prepare themselves and because they knew that there was not much time left they focused on what is important (and we definitely do not know how much of time is left for us). Intelligent and non-self-destructive persons will be focused on what is important. Not on mundane teachings. We already went through all kinds of education in many lifetimes, including this one, and now is our chance to do something for ourselves, for the soul. Krsna says (BG 7.19) that KC is a multi-life-time process – and it is again our choice what to do. Use it or lose it – it’s always our choice.
Srila Prabhupada said that ISKCON is meant to create a class of brahmanas, not academics. In comment # 6 it was already admitted that Bhaktivedanta College (BC) is not a brahminical school, pointing us to Gopiparanadhana Prabhu’s school. If BC is not for creating Brahmanas as SP wanted, then which objective of SP’s is BC fulfilling? Please read again Vision & Mission of the BC. Is it even fulfilling its own stated mission?

» Posted By Tungavidya dd On Jan 27, 2008 @ 2:14 pm

Dear Devotees,

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

Some seminars (that are according to Srila Prabhupada’s teachings) sound great and I would like to attend. But what about the other ones…?Life is short, time is running, we will die sooner then we expect, so why waste our time on mundane teachings? Why to invite and establish some seminars that have thing to do with Bhakti? Why try to impress people outside of ISKCON or to study mundane things just for the sake of better salary (higher degree=better salary) or to think that intellectuals will accept KC just because we know their field so well? That ‘s not true, because SP said that if we read and study his books, we can debate with any academic.

But do we really read and study in depth his books? There are many devotees who are 1st and 2nd initiated, but do not read or never read SB, or complete BG, etc. (please do the test in your area and ask devotees directly, and you will be surprised how many are initiated but never read SB, or BG). Why give initiation to devotes who do not read and study SP’s books? It will be wise first to read BG, SB, CC, NOD, Isopanisad. Then initiation. Not before. So if someone is eager to be initiated, they will be forced (for their own benefit) to read these books. Why then to encourage some of those seminars that are not even related to vaisnavism or have nothing to do with Krsna Bhakti when we do not care if devotees in ISKCON read SP’s books?

To not study mundane topics is not ignorance. Ignorant person is a person who does not inquire about the Absoluth Truth, Sri Krsna. Mundane education will not save anybody at the time of death.

Most of us went to Primary and Secondary School, and there we already got very solid knowledge about World Religions, History of the World, etc… If someone wants to study again all those topics this world is full of such schools, colleges (thousands and thousands), with the highly qualified professors in those subjects . But what is the use to have one more such school within our society? We need to offer to the world the Bhaktivedanta College with the program based on guru-sadhu-sastra and teachings of our Acaryas and Srila Prabhupada primarily.

Our soul (our real identity) needs to be feed with bhakti every day. Otherwise we will die. Soul cries for Bhakti, not for mundane topics. Give us shelter in ISKCON education, and feed the soul, please…

Your servant:
Tungavidya devi dasi

» Posted By Tungavidya dd On Jan 21, 2008 @ 2:08 pm

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