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Gita Changes Online Soon

I always ask the complainers what they will do about the translation of Srila Prabhupada’s books into other languages. They never seem to have an answer.

Comment Posted By sarvo On 05.08.2009 @ 22:51

Stumbling blocks and steping stones

At the risk of sounding incredibly simplistic and even possibly mentally deranged, I’ll go ahead and say that in my not so humble opinion the main problem in ISKCON today is the de-emphasis on, and even built up resistance to going out in public and chanting the Hare Krishna maha mantra. I’m convinced that, to the degree this process is revived we can expect real spiritual power and momentum to once again develop throughout the institution. Srila Prabhupada asked us to go out and chant every day. When we followed that instruction we had great success. The devotees need to be “like lions on the chase and lambs at home.” Without Hari Nama that has reversed.

Comment Posted By sarvo On 18.07.2009 @ 22:23

Crimes Against India by Stephen Knapp, Book Review by David Frawley

Before their beautiful temple in Tehran was ransacked and many of them were slaughtered no one knew much about the Baha’i. After they were attacked and their temple destroyed there was an outpouring of international sympathy. I’m not saying that we want that to happen to Hindus or members of ISKCON but at the same time I see from my own experience that whenever people attack me I receive so much sympathy from unexpected sources and end up in a better position than before. Hari Nama is a good example of this. Typically we see a situation where a few vocal antagonists seem to cause some trouble as they challenge the Hari Nama party but then the larger witnessing crowd is naturally drawn to the side of the devotees. Over the long haul our tolerant, kind, patient and long suffering demeanor and mood will work well for us. Any group that becomes self righteously indignant or defensive is much easier to squelch and quickly becomes its own worst enemy.

Comment Posted By sarvo On 31.07.2009 @ 06:06

Do I Dare Eat A Peach

Brilliant, Prabhu. Sankirtana, I suspect you are a genius. That’s really excellent. T.S. Eliot is even pleased and impressed. I have no doubt of it.

Comment Posted By sarvo On 11.04.2008 @ 06:11

Women, ISKCON, and Varnashram

What it really all comes back around to is whether or not the men are willing to manage ojas shakti properly. Seminal continence is not a very popular topic but if understood and implemented can make a world of difference. Do you need scriptural references for this? If so, you can google “discharge semen” in the VedaBase and you’ll find fourteen convincing sections in the Srimad Bhagavatam where Srila Prabhupada is very clear about this.

Comment Posted By sarvo On 27.02.2008 @ 17:14

The value of wearing saris and dhotis in the execution of our devotional activities

Nearly three years ago I threw any non-devotional clothing in the dumpster in back of the temple. I’ve never regretted that decision. People know who I am and I also have a better idea who I am. I feel more like a devotee. They’re looking at me as if I’m a “man of the cloth” so I have to see myself in that way also. Beyond that I’m also convinced that over the course of so many nearly unlimited lifetimes everyone’s been dressed in saris and dhotis at one time or another. When I first saw a Hari Nama party in Times Square back in 1970, not only did the Hare Krishna mantra seem to ring a bell, I had a real experience of déjà vu. Now after thirty-six years of hearing others describe similar experiences I’m convinced that not only has everyone been a devotee before but also that everyone’s hankering for a chance to experience the same incomparable sense of freedom and peace that brings ecstatic happiness. When people see us in devotional garb it pierces through so many layers from millions and billions of lifetimes and helps them remember in their heart of hearts the time that they too were devotees. That’s a powerful message. Call it subliminal. Call it whatever you want. I’m convinced it works. It works for me. I especially love it when people come up to me and say, “Hare Krishna! Where have you guys been anyway?”

Comment Posted By sarvo On 03.12.2007 @ 13:45

ZOMBIE JAMBOREE

Does anyone else remember the incredibly effective blissful yoga of Hari Nama Sankirtana? As inaugurated by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu over five hundred years ago, we would go out in groups from all temples and chant in public. As a result many people became attracted to Krishna Consciousness. Is there any chance we could do that again?

Comment Posted By sarvo On 13.06.2007 @ 05:12

There’s No Other Way

Gouranga! Love to travel with you. What’s your contact info?

Comment Posted By sarvo On 24.05.2007 @ 03:53

My dear good friend and Godbrother, Antaryami. I hadn’t seen you in around 30 years and the first thing you did was threaten to kill me. It may be of some interest, however, to note that you gave me really good advice that I neglected to follow and as a result I experienced severe trouble and lost $3000. Once again I need your help. If you can’t come to Vrindavan, then at least respond to or If that’s not possible, then go to www.care2.com, register and send me a Network Message through their system. While there you can go to my two favorite groups, Care2Guru and Kill Your TV. If you’re interested in posting any kind of comments, I will be exceedingly grateful. Please note my material about the erotic energizing dyanmic of the juxtaposition of the Sacred and the Profane. The Protestan Puritanical ethic has been brought lock, stock and barrel into ISKCON and until that is effectively dealt with, we can expect any chances for effective healing to diminish and dwindle at an accelerating rate.

Comment Posted By sarvo On 17.05.2007 @ 04:26

A Vyasa puja offering to Srila Prabhupada

Thanks Braja Sevaki,
I stand corrected. This is good news. I’m very much encouraged by you. All glories to your service. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Hari Bol!
Yours in Their service,
Sarvopama dasa ACBSP

Comment Posted By sarvo On 23.08.2006 @ 23:37


 


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