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Calculate transcendental height not material height. That is told in scripture. Wrong calculation in material sense.
» Posted By srimanta On Nov 12, 2007 @ 5:14 pm
The individuality that is personified within individual soul is because of the different experience about material nature. It is the whole dynamics of Krsna Consciousness. The illusionary potencies of Lord is personified nature within soul but the inner substance is always submissive and full of pure devotion. One is pure gold and another is ornament that is made of gold and various alloys. When Lord looks to one individual soul Lord can see both amounts directly. The amount of pure gold and the amount of other alloying substance. Similarly when one perfect spiritual master looks at one particular individual, one always tries to find out how much gold and how much alloying substance is there. Once that amount is known it is very easy to understand the nature of that particular ornament within different colorful light. Similarly one teacher must look to one student first to find out how much pure gold is remaining in it. Without submissive and devotion, no teaching can be perfectly given and perfectly taken. The vocational teaching is like mixing alloying element with pure gold and making different ornaments to the satisfaction of Lord. Thus the first thing is that if the gold is less then add some pure gold into the individual such that later any alloys can be added to make one perfect ornament as Lord Krsna likes to see. Thus the core of the teaching of Vaisnava philosophy is to find amount of pure gold in every individual then try adding or taking of extra amount of gold if it is possible to distribute among many. Once this amount of gold is not sufficient than what is the need of finding other alloying substance? The only reason is this material world is full of alloys only and to get some extra piece of some alloying element is very easy but to extract pure gold by finding a gold mines is very rare. That’s why the first and foremost thing for teaching student is that making student one perfect pure gold in devotional platform who is completely submissive and humble and the process of making each student perfect in devotional platforms always one different process and difficult task based on the existence of unworthy alloys within gold. Thus teacher must emphasis to develop pure gold like students and devotees whatever learning they are giving to students such that one student first grows in devotion to accept all pure spiritual knowledge. Later based on the need of the life teacher can add little alloys that is called variety of vocational learning to make different types of ornament in variation to the pleasure of supreme Lord Hari. All glory to Hari! All glory to Prabhupada! All glory to Mohaprabhu and Pancha Tattva! All glory to associates vaisnavas! Hare Krsna! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Jul 18, 2007 @ 8:34 pm
The main theme of Mayapur Vedic Planetarium project is constructing one wish fulfilling Chitanya Tree by traveling through it one can see the entire universe and their spiritual planetary system in different circular path. The travel may be automatic or by walk depending on the design that may allow devotees to travel through various spiritual skys. Suppose one is living in the earth and looks down, one can see Patal Loka, Nag Loka, Ashur Loka etc. But if one start traveling upward one can come to see Yoma Loka, Shiva Loka, Indra Loka, Chandra Loka etc. And finally one can reach to the top of the sphere which is Brahmya Loka. Brahmya Loka is like one lotus on which Brahma is sitting and mediating on Lord. And also there is many other pastimes of Brahma including creation, recitations of Vedas, Puranas etc. Thinking this lotus is stem of the Narayana who is sleeping in the water that could be another circular travel like Siddhya Loka, Saptarshi Mandal with seven sages and their abode with ashrams, devotees, Dhruva Loka etc and finally reaches to four handed Narayana with another circular dome sitting above Brahmya Loka with some height from the lotus. Thus the path that is connected to Brahmya to Narayana is the stem of Lotus coming out from the navel of Narayana with goddess of fortune sitting near His feet that is like another sphere of light looks like bigger sun. In this sphere of Narayana has many pastimes that will be visible along with many devotees and their worship like story of Salagram Shila etc and also many incarnation of Narayana like Kapila Dev etc. In the Chitannya Charitamrita it is said that Narayana is the plenary expansion of Vishnu. So above Narayana Loka there should be another spiritual sphere that will consist of various pastime of Vishnu and many celestial beauties including various sages those worshipped Vishnu and with their ashrams,10 incarnations of Vishnu like Rama, Narahima etc. Above Vishnu Loka there should be many expansion of Mohavishnu Kāraṇodakaśāyī, Garbhodakaśāyī and Kṣīrodakaśāyī etc with different ocean. And also there is another expansions of Mohavishnu as Vasudev, Sankarsena, Pradunmna, Anirudha within many spherical path. As a whole Prabhupada’s dream is the reflection of complete Chitannya Charitamitra with all three leeas like (Adi, Madhya and Anta) in a practical form with different spherical structure one above the another that ultimately looks like a tree with many sun like structures together of many sizes. The current design that shows only three different structure may be redesign to show complete Chaitannya Charitamrita in different spherical structures and finally at the top will be Golok Vrindavan with many pastimes of Krsna. If a tourist travels through this planetarium must see the complete Chaitanny Charitamrita and also Bhagavatam with Vrindavan in the top of the spiritual sky where Krsna is doing His pastime. Then it will be attractive. If complete Mayapur and Vrindavan is not reflected and understood by traveling through this planetarium then the whole purpose of this planetarium is not fulfilled. It is wise to read Chitannya Charitamrita and also Bhagavatam for pastimes of Lord Krsna and Chitannya Mohaprabhu vividly and that will be main attraction in Mayapur. There also be another spiritual sky near by Mayapur which is Nilachal with Lord Jaganntha and Mohaprabhu’s pastime. And similarly top of the Mayapur will be located Vrindavan where Lord Krsna had many pastimes. Near By Vrindavan there should be another 2 spiritual dome that will reflect Mathura and Dwaraka leela.
I am really curious for this project to know details how it finally looks like by including all different spiritual skys that may look like combination of many sun like structure with different color of light together assembled in different height based on their spiritual meaning and the whole structure is like one tree with different trunks and fruits (those spiritual spheres) which may be called as Mayapur Chitannya Tree. Devotees come under this tree their wish will be fulfilled through grace of Lord Chitannya Mohaprabhu by traveling through the entire universe and ultimately dissolving them in devotion of supreme Lord Hari.
All glory to Prabhupada! All glory to Pancha Tattva! All glory to Mohaprabhu! All glory to Mayapur! All glory to Associate Vaisnavas! Hare Krsna! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Jul 17, 2007 @ 1:50 am
Any action that is performed and glorified by other for the mood of highest spiritual love towards Lord is action of highest reputation. One must perform such action always in loving mood. Thus only goal of performing such action is to pleasing Lord Krsna and His devotees. Whatever action that could be and whatever negligible it could be in the material eyes but these actions are always admirable. These are the actions of repute which draw others mind towards Lord. Lord is the central point and drawing others mind towards Lord by performing even one negligible action is always transcendentally pure. Such actions only can be performed in mood of loving services towards Lord and His devotees. If one can distribute 100s of Prabhupada’s literatures only thinking that Prabhupada and Krsna will be happy, in that mood of service, Lord always remains present in the mind of such devotees. Thus all such actions are completely transcendental and pleasing to Lord and His devotees. Such actions automatically draw others attention towards Lord because of Lord’s presence in such actions because of loving serving mood. In that case, if such actions are glorified, then it is not because of the performance of any individual devotee but because of Krsan’s favor to such individual devotee. Such action though it looks competitive in nature to one unripe devotee who is living in material mode of life, but such action is completely free of completion and spiritual to devotees who are Krsna conscious. That is because without Krsna’s favor such glorified action can not be performed. Since Krsna had mentioned in Bhagavat Gita that whatever in this universe has been placed to highest glory, there Krsna is existing, so if one devotee achieved highest glory by performing any spiritual action, definitely Krsna’s presence is there without any doubt. Thus such devotees must always be glorified for such spiritual action that always draws attention towards Krsna without being doubtful of thinking materially competitive action. All glory to Krsna! All glory to Prabhupada! Hare Krsna! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Jul 11, 2007 @ 7:44 am
Krsna Consciousness is like a river that is always flowing towards the ocean of Krsna. It can be compared like the river Ganga. River Ganga itself is the container and the water that flowing is Bhakti. Similarly GBC is the container under ISKCON and Guru- Siswya parampara is flow of Bhakti through disciple succession. Most of the times, the river is unchanged in its path of travel but the flow in the river changes with season. In rainy season more water flows through the river but in summer less water flows because of heat. Similarly the devotional system that is preached and taught by spiritual master through disciple succession depends the personal relationship between spiritual master and his disciples. If the master is absorbed in Krsna completely then so his disciples follow the master and more waters of devotion flows from the source that from its master. These are the spiritual masters like always one rainy season. But other way, if the spiritual master remains dry like in mood of summer in devotion to Krsna, then his disciples are also dry in mood of devotion. But to river whether water flows more or less, the contour of the entire river traveling across vast land is always same. Thus authority that is given to GBC as governing body will always be same and unchanged based on the contour of Krsna Consciousness river traveling. But the power of devotion that creates amount of holy water will always be with the individual spiritual master and its own devotional energy. By creating third body for imparting spiritual training and learning etc, it looks like one reservoir that will store water coming from different spiritual sources in different amount but as a whole the flow will be regulated most likely with same current without getting disturbance from season that is devotional power of individual spiritual master. So the goal of spiritual training must be how to manage and control the flow of water in seasonal changes effectively such that unnatural flood or scarcity of water does not happen. The location of the reservoir must be in Mayapur because that is the supreme abode of Bhakti under purview of supreme Lord Mohaprabhu. All glory to Prabhupada! All glory to GBC and ISKCON! Hare Krsna! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Jul 9, 2007 @ 6:02 pm
How can one reach to inner consciousness? How can one know knowledge about self? Is it possible to reach to inner self with any of the material actions, performing material duties and achieving material opulence? The answer is no. By reaching to any of the extreme that is related to material world one can not reach to supreme Lord Hari who is residing within. Thus neither one can become perfect in material duties that is related to material life, nor can one achieve all perfections in material actions that can bring every material success. Even one can not achieve extreme material opulence that could be end of all material achievements. In every history of material life no one could reach to the end of any of the material related activities to achieve supreme material goal. Thus to become supreme in material world not possible by anyway. But one can achieve supreme goal in spiritual world by getting mercy of supreme Lord Hari. To achieve that supreme goal one needs to be merciful and full of kindness in heart. One needs to remain thoughtful towards one’s inner self by practicing goodness in everyday life. In this way one can reach to the extreme of goodness and can reach to the supreme Lord who is embodiment of supreme goodness. That’s why time and again proved that one can achieve supreme goal that is mercy of Lord Hari but one can not reach to any supreme of material goal in life. That’s why it is always suggested, one Krsna Conscious devotee must try to understand that any material success that is too extreme is not achievable in this material world. Thus one must try to control all emotions that is related to material nature and should not try to dependent on other emotionally for material success. Krsna always favors emotional dependency on Him that is always spiritual in nature. This kind of dependency are about supreme spiritual knowledge and how to overcome material emotions in this material world, even becoming not too successful in material life. Once devotees completely understand that this complete Krsna Consciousness movement is for getting success in spiritual life that by controlling all material emotions which is always imposed by external potency of Lord through actions of Maya, then one devotee always look for the spiritual success that is reaching to Krsna and getting His mercy. Once one achieves that inner consciousness, one need not to depend emotionally on other. One can completely become free from material bondage of life with one’s spiritual knowledge and spiritual strength of Lord who is within. One can meet even Lord personally in the extreme end of goodness and can get His mercy. All glory to Lord Hari! Hare Krsna! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Jul 6, 2007 @ 2:02 am
Yes, you are right. Everything is there in Bhagavat Gita As It Is written by Prabhupada. Why not read it?
» Posted By srimanta On Jul 4, 2007 @ 5:36 pm
Prabhupada’s core teaching is developing Bhakti and practicing Bhakti within every day’s life following Krsna Consciousness. Thus spiritual knowledge must be delivered to confirm Bhakti and to develop Bhakti within heart of devotees. That is always Supreme spiritual knowledge. Bhakti always needs love within heart towards everyone and how that love can grow within heart of devotees and also non devotees towards ISKCON must be ultimate goal of deliverance. So training must be imparted how devotees within ISKCON become lovable and those lovable by others, they will automatically be respectable. Love and respect always goes together. That; what ends with love that always respected as Bhakti. On the other hand, if something is not lovable by devotees that are not respectable within heart of devotees. And that must not be taught or delivered within disciple’s succession. In this context ISKCON must find within heart of all Prabhupada’s devotees and grand devotees, what is most respectable within ISKCON and what is not? What is most lovable within ISKCON and what is not? Those definitely all outgoing direct devotees of ISKCON can find out easily. These are the root causes that are not agreeable to other devotees and must be resolved through discussion and with solutions. That is called complete deliverance. In that context Prabhupada’s all wishes will be fulfilled when all devotees of ISKCON and Vaisnavas become agree with most respectable and lovable things within ISKCON that must be delivered to the next generation of devotees. Other wise everything has to be left to the mercy of a Brahman who preaches astrology and whenever doubt arises, always takes shelter of astrology and position of planets. But supreme spiritual knowledge about devotion is not astrology. That is always truth and absolute truth. That is path of Bhakti and love of Bhakti towards devotees in the form of love of Radha Krsna. All glory to Prabhupada! Hare Krsna! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Jul 2, 2007 @ 9:31 am
What is the existence of life? Where does it exist? Does this life cease after this body perishes? Where do we exist after death? Do we take another birth in this material world again and again? How to get rid of this birth and death cycle? Many questions have been asked previously and many sages tried to find out this final existence of life? But still this search is going on and will continue. No one can tell perfectly about that existence beyond life? But Lord Krsna assured that this material life is not everything and neither the end of everything. After death this soul exists and before death also that soul existed. Thus soul is imperishable truth that always exists. Then question arises why not one soul can remember all that existing before and after death. The answer is when soul exists in this material conditioned of life within this material world; soul is living within some conditional form that is controlled by influence of superior conditioner that is Maya. Thus when one soul exists within certain condition related to material world, the soul is fully controlled by that material conditions and due to that, one soul can not exhibit its full potencies and can not remain free. Because of this reason one can not remember everything that is happening in this present life and happened in past life. But by practicing reverence, devotion and love towards Lord and His devotees, one can overcome these material conditions of life and can become knower of final existence of soul and its full potencies. Once this is known, one can become free from this material condition of life and one exists within one’s full potencies as becoming one realized soul. And that is the ultimate goal of every soul to become aware of its full potencies and its final existence, thus becoming free from material condition of life forever, one can return to its origin.
» Posted By srimanta On Jun 23, 2007 @ 3:18 pm
Whether in happiness or in hopelessness, in everything Lord’s mood is prevailed throughout this universe. Lord is supreme controller of happiness and joy. Again Lord is supreme source of hopelessness and despair. Thus without love of Lord, none can become loveable. Neither one can fill with love for one’s self nor can one enjoy within one self. Thus loving relationship to Lord is only source of happiness and joy. Despite all practices to control one’s happiness and joy within one’s self, in this material world every self goes through numerous sufferings and hopelessness. No one can remain full of joy and enjoyment all time within one’s self. Thus it is proved in this material world that no one can remain constantly within joy within self though one always tries to become. Unless the universal soul that is Hari filled with joy there is always shortage of hope and joy. Thus one becomes hopeless and despairs for love of Lord. How can one bird fly if there is no air? How can one swim if there is no water? How can it rain if there is no cloud? If there is no source of Rasas, how can one enjoy Rasas? Thus every source of happiness and enjoyment is only Lord Hari and His devotees. Only through association with Lord and His devotees, one can remain with full of joy and happiness. By making loving relationship with Lord and His devotees, one can love one’s self. Without that one can not get happiness or joy. That was only suggested by Mahaprabhu and all other elevated Vaisnava spiritual masters. Devotees must love Krsna and His devotees. Devotees must remain in association with other devotees and love them thinking Lord is always with them. Then only one can love one self otherwise not. All glory to Lord Krsna! All glory to Mahaprabhu! All glory to Pancha Tattva! All glory to Narahari Narashima Dev! All glory to Prabhupada! All glory to associates Vaisnavas! Hare Krsna! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Jun 20, 2007 @ 1:57 pm
Hare Krsna! Thus realization is one must not give up identity of one’s soul that is related with Krsna. If death comes in front when one is awake one have a chance to utter at least once Hare Krsna! And definitely such devotee will be with Krsna. But if death comes silently one may not have chance to utter even Hare Krsna! Thus one self realized devotee must hold Krsna firmly such that at the time of death at least once one can utter holy name of Krsna consciously. Hare Krsna!
» Posted By srimanta On May 15, 2007 @ 10:30 pm
As per teaching of Prabhupada and previous Vaisnava spiritual masters, one must accept Lord Govinda to be supreme personality of Godhead. No other spiritual masters can become or can be accepted as equal to Lord Krsna or any incarnations of Krsna like Mahaprabhu. Thus a Vaisnava is duty bound to accept only Lord Krsna as supreme, otherwise one cannot be accepted as a follower of Vaisnava Philosophy. All other spiritual masters from other religions either more or less intelligent can be accepted as equal by one Vaisnava to show one’s humbleness to teachings of other religions and to their followers. But a Vaisnava’s identity is that Vaisnavas never accept them as equal to any other religions that have been thought by other non Vaisnava spiritual masters. Thus discussing other religions as equal or same as Vaisnava Philosophy is completely irrelevant because other religions exist in three modes of material nature. But Vaisnava Philosophy is beyond three modes of material nature and that’s why Vaisnavas are always supreme and any non Vaisnava spiritual master should not be accepted as equal.
» Posted By srimanta On May 22, 2007 @ 1:11 am
If one studies the life of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, then one becomes sure that Mahaprabhu initially was householder and left home to distribute Hari Nam by chanting Himself. So, Mahaprabhu did because Mahaprabhu incarnated for that purpose only. Thus, one must find one’s purpose and must be guided by one’s own spiritual master and Krsna, how best one can serve Mahaprabhu and one’s own spiritual master. If there is a reason to be in home and can fulfill all purpose of attaining supreme spiritual goal then one must do it. If one find a way leaving his home and serving better to fulfill all one’s spiritual goal then one must do it. So until one can find better way to serve Lord, one must always chant name of Lord and pray to Lord, how best one can serve Krsna. Lord will reply from within to such question if sincerely asked. That’s why surrender to will of Krsna is best purpose to serve Krsna and one must try first to find out how best one can fulfill that purpose in very first hand.
» Posted By srimanta On May 7, 2007 @ 10:02 pm
In that case, I think Krsna Himself became that lady and joined in chanting His own name. I can not forget about Mohini? Above all she is the most beautiful woman in entire universe. If such woman joins in this sankirtan movement, I guess all demons who are almost everyone in this material world will join in Sankirtan Movement. All glory to Krsna! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Apr 18, 2007 @ 7:12 pm
Personally, I am observing Prbahupada’s mission of spreading Krsna Consciousness is becoming very successful day after day. It will reach to the height of Goloka Vrindavan supreme abode of Hari. Above all there is desire of Mohaprabhu and His successor Prabhupada on this divine mission. This mission is currently leading whole world into Krsna Consciousness. So, there should not be any doubt about resolve of Krsna by His golden avatar of Mohaprabhu, that in this age of Kali, only “Hari Nam” is only way for salvation and getting mercy of supreme Lord Krsna. That has been realized by many of Prabhupada’s devotees today and also by 2nd, 3rd, 4th generations of devotees. Even it is realized by many those who are still not direct devotees in ISKCON though following this Krsna Consciousness movement. This movement will go forward with blessing of Mohaprabhu and Prabhupada without any doubt. All followers must be cheered knowing that they are following right directions from their Guru Moharaj, senior devotees,,Prabhupada, Mohaprabhu who is Krsna Himself.
First thing one need to do, must follow directions from one’s direct Guru Moharaj and try to please him as much as possible. Above all if Guru is not happy, his Guru will not happy and then Krsna will not be happy at the end. So following directions from immediate Guru is first and foremost thing in Krsna Consciousness.
Second thing, chanting name of Lord as directed by Guru Moharaj is always desirable. At least remembering Lord always in heart is very much pleasurable. So thinking about Prabhupada, Mohaprabhu or Krsna is always better. When one thinks about Lord, Lord always shows one right path and right direction.
Third, One must try to do whatever services one can do to their nearest centers like distributing Prabhupada’s books, giving donations whatever possible to support this movement, working with devotees, maintaining temple duties, developing Krsna’s societies, making internet preaching, collecting nice thoughts and teaching of Prabhupada and His successful disciples, even selling Prbahupada’s books through internet, attending Bhavat classes, writing books for children about Krsna and other Vaisanavs etc. Thus giving services one can push this Krsna Consciousness movement forward.
Fourthly, the current project in Mayapur should be completed as per Prabhupada’s wish.
All glory to GBC and Prabhupada! All glory to Mohaprabhu! All glory to Pancha Tattva, Hare Krsna! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Apr 14, 2007 @ 6:08 pm
Now one can realize that a kind of spiritual body one can get depends on the Hari Nam one has chanted. That is called dissolving one into name of Lord Hari. It again proves Lord and His name is not different. Suhotra prabhu has dissolved himself into Hari Nam and got one beautiful spiritual body at lotus feet of Prabhupada in Mayapur.
From the comment “that the fire was practically smokeless”, it shows that he is one of the elevated Vaisanava among Prabhupada’s devotees and very close to Prabhupada. All glory to Mayapur! All glory to Mohaprabhu! All glory to Pancha Tattva! All glory to Narahari Narashima Dev! All glory to Madan Mohan! All glory to associate Vaisanavas and devotees! Hare Krsna! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Apr 14, 2007 @ 9:41 pm
“In fact, he is the origin of evil itself – via free will”
Dear Pandu Das Babaji, I am not in agree with your above statement because “free will” and “less free will” is two different things. When you think God who is Krsna, one and origin of everything, then there is no evil because in that stage God is single person, only alone. So what is the use of evil? Can one single person do evil to himself? Naturally not. But when Krsna created universes and then created his images to control all universes, then there is many, depending on size of universes one image is more powerful other is less. So evil begins when division starts. “Division is the origin of evil not Krsna’s free will” Meaning that “Less free will compare to Krsna or among different universes created by Krsna is origin of evil”.
For example. Say you are owner of this entire world and there is no other except you to enjoy this world, so for you there is no evil doer. But when you create some one like you to maintain this world, or such many persons then one starts thinking why I will have less than the origin, though I look same like the origin? That’s what Bible says that when Lord created Adam and Eve, Satan came, means evil came into existence.
So conclusion is “Complete free will no evil, divided free will, origin of evil”. Following Krsna consciousness, one can achieve complete free will. To achieve that, only way is loving relationship with Krsna. If the relationship is other than loving relationship, other than “Prema Bhakti” then there always exits evil more or less. That is the case for demigods. That’s why Radha Krsna is supreme loving relationship and always supreme deity of worship through out all universes. Other than Radha Krsna, all relationship must have some kind of existence of evil and thus always enjoys less free will than Radha Krsna. All glory to Chitannya Mohaprabhu! All glory to Prabhupada! Hare Krsna! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Apr 11, 2007 @ 10:10 pm
One must understand that there is no scientific preaching of religion because religion is the highest science whatever God had created so far. It is the science of unlimited freedom once it is realized. Thus when one talk about religion, one must talk about unlimited freedom and how to achieve it. There is no limit of that freedom and there is no boundary of that freedom that is called “Will of God”. So how can it be compared with material freedom in material concept of science which is bounded by material limit? Thus one scientist when becomes true scientist, without looking for material nature of life, one finds existence of God which is source of limitless freedom. That is the beginning of true scientific process to look at God.
For example, in this material world everything has a boundary. Say, you bought one plot of land and construct a house. But you don’t have freedom that one bird can not come and sit on your house, or even can fly above your house. To stop that, you need to keep many security persons to watch at your house and if birds are flying towards your house they have to stop it. But still it is very difficult task to do so in day after day. Similarly for any insects or other natural creatures, even one grass to stop growing in your land, is very difficult to stop. So that is very material nature of bounded soul, even though one posses some material assets, still they are not completely free to use and control this asset under his own will.
Where as in spiritual world, freedom is complete and everything is control by wish. So that wish is unlimited and eternally free called “God’s will”. God is supreme person who is called Krsna. Another meaning of Krsna is “all attractive”. Who attracts every soul towards Him because He can fulfill all wishes of every living entity by His own will. That’s why it is called God’s will, that is one wish fulfilling tree. A tree that can bear any kind of fruits by wish of God and can fulfill all wishes of devotees. So a true scientist must look for inventing such a tree that can fulfill all wishes as wished. Until that is not invented, Krsna will attract all souls towards Him and everybody have to look for Krsna only. That is the ultimate science existing in this universe in the form of Krsna Consciousness and one trure scientist must search for that science only by practicing Krsna Consciousnes. All glory to Prabhupada! All glory To Mohaprabhu! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Apr 9, 2007 @ 11:51 pm
Just think when Prabhupada came to Western nations, neither He had good health nor He had many friends. He only carried Krsna within His heart along with a Bhagavat Gita As It Is. He offered unalloyed Krsna’s love and mercy, raised so many devotees in these western nations into Krsna Consciousness. The only thing one need to realize that Krsna is not one small company of devotees that is called Demigod. Whole universe belongs to Krsna including all religions sectors, material and all spiritual worlds. Krsna mentioned in Bhagavat Gita, that through demigod also, one can reach to Krsna ultimately through His mercy after many many births. Those who are developed devotees in their previous lives, they came automatically to the mercy of Krsna and they embrace whole heartedly Mohaprabhu’s mercy. But those, who can not realize that Krsna is ultimate goal, they are leftover from the mercy of Mohaprabhu, as well as Prabhupada. They may need more time to realize this universal truth. So most important that needed, one must be Krsna Conscious first himself. If one completely develops consciousness on Krsna, one must leave everything to the mercy of supreme Lord, including new devotees those will be joining later. One just offers His unconditional services to Krsna and always tries to serve supreme Lord, whatever services comes automatically by mercy of Krsna. That’s why chanting of “Hari Nam” is always required, such that Krsna allows one to serve Him always becoming purified with Krsna Consciousness. So chanting and spreading “Hari Nam” is only should be motto, how big or how small is Krsna Consciousness movement, need not to be a subject of worry. If more people join today and they start material enjoyment without looking for mercy of supreme Lord, the movement will be subject to one big chaos in later stage, that will be difficult to maintain in full purity of Krsna consciousness. Above all, one realized Krsna conscious soul is better than many unfortunate material conscious souls. Thus one must look for mercy of supreme Lord in first hand, before starting for a long journey. One must chant holy name and first look into one’s own heart, must search Lord’s presence always within one’s own soul in every kind of difficult conditions, must ignite self with the fire of Krsna Consciousness, and holding that light one must travel as much as distance one wants to go. If Lord is within one’s heart that no need to worry for many, one single enlighten Krsna Conscious soul can put fire everywhere like Prabhupada did. All glory to Prabhupada! All glory to Chitannya Mohaprabhu! Haribol
» Posted By srimanta On Apr 3, 2007 @ 12:07 am
In any play there is a message and there is one theme that is central point within that play. Thus in any play message is very important but not any individual role. In Krsna’s divine presence the centre was Krsna and all messages were surrounding with Krsna. But Krsna was not one individual player, in that divine play many players were present but all were realized Krsna Conscious souls. Krsna was supreme personality of Godhead that all of them realized. Thus every one wants to serve Krsna in one way or other and Krsna had accepted them. Similarly, when Mohaprabhu appeared in this earth, He also appeared all His divine associates and allows them to play their individual roles. Every body accepted Mohaprabhu as supreme personality of Godhead and every body accepted their individual roles happily as Mohaprabhu asked them to do. Even many individual souls accepted married life though they all wanted to serve Him becoming His follower without any family burden. When Prabhupada appeared, Prabhupada had played His role both as family person as well as renounce order of life by guidance of His spiritual master. He also accepted His own followers and given them responsibilities as they wanted to do. But all these three appearances carried single message and that message about Krsna as supreme personality of Godhead. All of them are successful and played similar divine play by wish of Krsna. Thus legacy of religion does not come from any systematic thought but it comes from will of Krsna. Only if Krsna wants, such divine play can take place any time and anywhere. If Krsna does not wish, it will not happen. Because Krsna is supreme personality of Godhead , highest spiritual authority. Krsna told in Bhagavat Gita, He will incarnate Himself to reestablish highest order of religion when there is a burden of evil doers in this earth. This is the spiritual guarantee given by Lord Himself, thus all legacy of religions will be reestablished whenever irreligion exists on this planet. Thus all spiritual legacies are with Krsna and everybody must accept word of Krsna as absolute Truth. Being devotee of supreme Lord Krsna, one must always think that whether one is able to get spiritual bliss chanting “Hari Nam”, if not, one must chant more and more to test nectar for Lord’s name. Above all, Lord’s name and Lord is not different. Thus if one can dissolve within Krsna’s name, one can reappear again by Krsna’s grace to serve Him again. So, chant “Hari Nam” and dissolve yourself with name of Lord Krsna, that is only key to become successful in Krsna Consciousness. All glory to Prabhupada! All glory to Mohaprabhu for His causeless mercy! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Mar 31, 2007 @ 6:59 pm
Dear Murali Das ,
A devotee is one who always chants name of Lord wherever he goes. Name of Hari and Hari is not different. So even a devotee goes to hell and remains chanting Lord’s holy name, that devotee is always with Krsna. Because Krsna’s name is Krsna Himself. So a devotee who is suffering from mental anguish but still able to chant Krsna’s holy name will never perish, even such devotee is currently residing in hell, becoming separated from Krsna by his own will. Krsna will take away all mental pains and gives bliss once such devotee just tests Lord’s holy name in his heart. So words in Bhagavat Gita never could be untrue and always proved to be absolute truth once it is realized by a devotee.
» Posted By srimanta On Mar 29, 2007 @ 9:51 pm
I am happy to see that Krsna Consciousness is spreading like rock. But if some one hits with hammer very hard it may break. We should not be famous as rock consciousness. Dancing and singing is very good, that is good for physical health but with Halava we need some Chatni at the end of this rock. At the end we need to test after this hard rock, how much interested these new boys for love of Krsna and Radha. That’s why sometimes little speech about Krsna and Radha from Bhagavat Gita is also required as menu in between, with a sudden break. Sometimes chanting of holy name together is most welcome. Some Question answer is also very good in that session that inspires these new boys, that Krsna Consciousness is for not only dancing and singing but also for chanting and knowing about supreme person Krsna. All glory to Prabhupada!
» Posted By srimanta On Mar 22, 2007 @ 6:16 pm
Any book related to Krsna is always welcome that teaches true values of Krsna Consciousness, especially for children. We need to reach many many children so cost must not be too high. We have to see whether this book really attracts children and if books are liked by children then we can make many such books with different content and teaching related to Vedas and Puranas. All glory to Prabhupada and ISKCON!
» Posted By srimanta On Mar 4, 2007 @ 8:37 pm
Very excellent teaching. “Athithi Naryana Bhava”. All guests are forms of Narayana. O great Lord, please mercy be upon us. Let our guest be our Lord, Let we have a chance to serve our Lord who is Lord Krsna. All glory to Prabhupada for His excellent teaching bringing love of Krsna in this material world. In this material world every one forgot the teaching of Vedas but see it still remains in the culture of Krsna Conscious movement. All guests are form of Krsna and we have an excellent chance to serve Krsna directly.
» Posted By srimanta On Feb 19, 2007 @ 7:03 pm
Satya Gopinath Ki Jay! Lord Narasingha Dev Ki Jaya! Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Ki Jaya! Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Ki Jaya! Haribol!
» Posted By srimanta On Feb 14, 2007 @ 8:42 pm
If GBC wants to solve every issues within ISKCON, they have to only think about how ISKCON can become embodiment of devotion among all the religious institution on this planet. Unless supreme devotion is grown there will be always looking for material enjoyment which will lead to power struggle. Some one will think more powerful and some one will think less. But think about Krsna, not being present personally He controls the whole universe remotely. In Bhagavat Gita Lord said, O Arjuna, everything finds resting place on me but I am not attach to anything. So ISKCON have to grow in this line of Prabhupada’s teaching. Devotion attracks automatically Krsna and Krsna gives power to His Supreme devotee. So everyone should try to be first, first class devotee of Krsna within ISKCON, then it will not be any issue to find a successor of Prabhupada. The supreme devotee will automatically find His superior place within the whole organization by grace of Prabhupada and Krsna.
Here is the guidelines may be followed
1) If you are spiritual master look for superior devotees, encourage them to grow in devotional services.
2) Learn together with your disciples being very close to them and solve their issues
3) Think and meditate on Prabhupada only
4) Cry for His mercy and keep faith on His words
5) Krsna’s mercy will come after Prabhupada’s only, so Prabhupada must be put on the top of agenda in ISKCON. Worshipping Prabhupada in superior way will automatically solve all issues related to ISKCON.
6) Mind that even Krsna Himself is present on this planet He will not interfere until Prabhupada is satisfied and that is the key only
» Posted By srimanta On Feb 9, 2007 @ 7:09 pm
From Krishna.com site, I was looking for some suitable books for my 2 sons one is 5 yrs old and another is 11 yrs. I could not find any suitable book to buy online or to get from nearby temple. Children are future for our societies and to become one to be Krsna conscious one have to become simple like a child. So definitely there is lots of demands on Krsna books for the children with various inspiring stories from Bhagavatam, Mahabharata, Vedas, Puranas etc. Even many modern simple life stories of great vasinavas and vasinava devotees may help children to grow in Krsna consciousness.
Thinking about the future and current mode of this material world communities I am very concern about children in devotees circle as well as in non-devotees circles. I am interested to participate fully into a project called “Krsna For Children” . If it is needed to work in this project full time I am ready to work. Krsna had performed lots of leelas in His childhood. It is known that Krsna in Golok remains in the form of child. So why not we work for children who is Krsna?
I am looking for interested devotees and vaisanavas who can actively participate for this project and can help us to develop different books on Krsna and many great souls including modern successful vaisanas like Prabhupada, Chaitannya Mohaprabhu, Ramanuja etc. I am interested to know various ideas how we can develop various Krsna related books for different ages of children that should be very simple stories with high moral such that we can prepare ground when it is very soft to mould with Krsna consciousness.
Currently I am in USA and working in software. I am thinking to coming back India and work for Krsna only. Please put your thoughts and comments on this project. Please write comments how we can make this project successful and can save many future souls from suffering in this material world by mercy of Krsna and Prabhupada. If ISKCON is kindly thinking about such project and currently working such project please let me know. It will be very helpful If GBC also think for our future children and we get help from BBT.
All glory to Prabhupada and His associates!
» Posted By srimanta On Feb 7, 2007 @ 3:19 am
Comment on post #1
Lakshmi is goddess of treasury of whole universe. When she provides wealth to billions, does it not fair that she must account what she has given, in which way her wealth are used and how much spiritual benefits earned? Wealth must be used only for pursuit of virtue as per scriptures. Thus Draupadi’s duty was accounting wealth that was used for pursuit of virtue by her husbands.
The lesson is, wife must account all expenditure made by her husband not on the merit of material comfort but on the merit of the virtuous deed performed by her husband. If one uses all wealth for material comfort those wealth are only waste because there is no spiritual benefits coming in future.
» Posted By srimanta On Jan 2, 2007 @ 11:12 pm
Per comment #6, Sirla Parabhupada’s disciples are currently in all seven islands. There many different forms of Krsna in different islands and in different temples. Though they are all Krsna but still externally looks different in their beauties but inner beauty is always same, that is Krsna of golok Vrindavan. One must visit all temples and can get proof like Narada who visited all Vaikhunthas and found same Krsna everywhere.
Per Comment #5, Maharaj’s tiger tooth is love of Krsna along with His manifested deity. Maharaj should think that this tiger tooth is Prabhupada’s mercy towards his service. This is another miracle by Krsna to prove that Krsna can break even the tooth of tiger to protect His devotees from the attack of ferocious animals. What a miracle performed by Krsna! Moharaja personally encountered such animal like attack in Bangladesh and came victorious with Radha Krsna deity with broken tiger tooth!
» Posted By srimanta On Dec 25, 2006 @ 7:14 pm
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ISKCON is neither cult or sect. As long as this society is named as ISKCON , the whole purpose is Krsna Consciousness, coming back to Godhead .
From outside if one sees another person, one may think his name is X, Y, Z etc. But once one come to the personal contact of this new person, one may know his actual name. Though ISKCON from outside looks like cult/sec etc but ISKCON is International Society Of Krsna Consciousness. That is the only name given by Prabhupada.
So in summary, to the outsider ISKCON may look anything but to the insider it must be ISKCON . So keeping ISKCON as ISKCON must be only purpose of ISKCON.
» Posted By srimanta On Dec 17, 2006 @ 7:20 pm
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