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Who Is This Ramo?

Also never do we find our Srila Prabhupada ending a kirtan with this ever so popular Radheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Shyammm

» Posted By palakadas On Oct 30, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

We also have heard this important instruction “Srila Prabhupada expressed some displeasure about the chanting of so many different mantras. ‘They can chant Nitai-Gaur, Hari-Bols’ but I will chant Hare Krishna and go back to Godhead” – “What is the Difficulty”, Entry 54, Page 87 by Srutakirti dasa

» Posted By palakadas On Oct 30, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

Its obvious to me that as far as our Srila Prabhupada is concerned, there are indeed hard and fast rules with regard to how the Holy Names should be chanted by his followers, especially his kirtan leaders.

“Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.” Bg 3.21

All Glories To Srila Prabhupada !

» Posted By palakadas On Oct 15, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

With all due respect, the comments made by Srila Prabhupada to his most influential kirtan leader of the day, Vishnujana Swami, have nothing to do with simple mispronunciation or accents. Was Srila Prabhupada correcting this American tendency to constantly introduce change, “The Change Disease” as he often referred to it? It is very clear that Srila Prabhupada was not pleased with his disciple’s deliberate changing of the accepted Rama to something new, this Ramo.

Now on another level, far beyond mere pronunciation or accents, we should know Srila Prabhupada took serious issue with sahajiya’s and professional chanters. My understanding why Srila Prabhupada would use such a harsh statement “You are ruining our movement” to Vishnujana Swami is that he was protecting his movement from outside influences. We have another example of this during the 1977 Mayapura festival, where a group of leading disciples organized what they called the “Hari Bowl”. This Hari Bowl, obviously a play on this famous American Super Bowl, was a kirtan competition. The idea was to pit temple kirtan parties against one another as well as local kirtan groups to ultimately select a winner . The performances were broadcast live over the PA system so all could hear the various types and extravagant styles of kirtans. After a day and a half, Srila Prabhupada abruptly put an end to the competition and made a heavy statement about how they were only singing for sex life.

It is my understanding that Srila Prabhupada was trying to PROTECT his society from influence creeping into his society. Simply because if he allowed one little seemingly harmless deviation, Ramo, it then opens the flood gates of all types of bogus influences to be accepted as authorized kirtan styles just because Srila Prabhupada did not check them. However, we hear Srila Prabhupada stopped this Ramo influence with these heavy words, “you are ruining our movement” . He also stopped others who in his presence started to chant this Hare Ramo in kirtan. Our godbrother Shambhu Das prabhu, who also traveled India with Srila Prabhupada, has given witness where Srila Prabhupada stopped a kirtan because the leader was singing Ramo and ordered someone else to take over. There is another pastime where a disciple changed the accepted kirtan in Srila Prabhupada’s presence and Prabhupada actually stopped it and made his disciple apologize to all the devotees right then and there.

» Posted By palakadas On Oct 15, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

The World Acarya

Thank you Rupanuga Prabhu for spending the time and effort to write such a nice paper glorifying His Divine Grace . As direct disciples of Srila Prabhupada I believe it is our duty to firmly establish his exalted spiritual position not only in our own sampradaya, but for the world at large . As Srila Prabhupada himself said on June 21, 1976, about his Hare Krsna movement which he established in the western world, “Literatures are selling, they are appreciating, learned circle. Takes some time, but if we stick to our principles and do not make any compromise and push on—in this way, I have given you instruction, it will never stop; it will go on. It will never stop. At least for ten thousand years it will go on.” Now its up to all of us to push forward his pure instructions as we continually remember to give credit where credit is due. Hare Krsna

» Posted By palakadas On Aug 27, 2011 @ 2:31 am

Waiting for Disaster and War?

padam padam yat vipadam ne tesam
(Bh. 10/14/58)
meaning for a person who has taken shelter of the lotus feet of Lord Murari (Krsna), which are the shelter of all great souls and are famous for being the reservoir of all piety, this great ocean of material existence shortens like the pit-hole created by the foot of a calf and for him the supreme abode of the Lord is quite fit place for living, but not this miserable material world where there is nothing but danger in every step. SRILA PRABHUPADA

» Posted By palakadas On Jan 2, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

Remembering Jayo Prabhu – The Jayo Slide & Jayo Santa

I researched whatever Paul Harvey archives I could find but I am sorry to say, only the very best segments are available on line at this time. Palaka das

» Posted By palakadas On Dec 19, 2009 @ 2:28 am

38th Sri Gaura Purnima festival – reports and pics

Sri Radha Shyamasundar Mandir in Vrndabanin, is that a new ISKCON temple in Vrndabanin? Please don’t tell me they changed the name of Srila Prabhupada’s Krsna Balarama Mandir in Vrndabanin as in your report “Sri Radha Shyamasundar Mandir in Vrndabanin” I pray it is only a tpyeo .

» Posted By palakadas On Feb 28, 2009 @ 12:56 am

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