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Remembering Tribhuvanath Prabhu

Tribhuvanath is also a name of Lord Caitanya:
from Shri-Shaci-Tanayashtakam

by Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

tri-bhuvana-pavana-kripayah lesham
tam pranamami ca shri-shaci-tanayam

ujjvala—brilliant; varana—complexion; gaura-vara-deham—beautiful golden body; vilasita—sported; niravadhi—incessantly; bhava—ecstasy; videham—transcendental body; tri-bhuvana—the three worlds; pavana—liberating; kripayah—by His mercy; lesham—atomic particle; tam—to Him; pranamami—I bow down; ca—also; shri-shaci-tanayam—to the son of mother Shaci.

I offer my respectful obeisances to the beautiful son of Shri Shacidevi. His superexcellent spiritual body is a brilliant golden colour. He is incessantly churned by sublime transcendental ecstasies. A tiny fraction of His mercy is able to deliver all the three worlds.

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 29, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

Everybody gets the mercy…

Sevananda Prabhu told me this is Srila Prabhu , he mentioned something very nice:

That Srila das Prabhu joined when he was 16 and then he told me a nice pastime from the old sankirtana days:”This situation happened to me once in Scottsdale ,Arizona ,in `71 . A blind lady was listening to me preach about the Krishna Book ,when she asked me , ” What color is God ?” I said He is Blue -the color of a dark, blueish raincloud . she said with great pleasure – I knew it !”

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 29, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

this sankirtana devotee has full faith in:

mookam karoti vachalam pangum langayate girim
yatkrupa tamaham vande paramananda madhavam

word to word meaning:

aham – I; vande- (pay)obeisances(to); tam – that; paramananda-
supremely blissful; madhavam- Madhava (who has lakshmi as his
consort); yat- whose; krupa- compassion; karoti- makes; mookam- the
dumb (into); vachalam- to speak ; pangum- (and makes)a lame person;
langayate- (to) climb; girim- (a) mountain

I pay obeisances to that supremely blissful Madhava( who has Lakshmi
as his consort), whose compassion makes a dumb to speak and makes a
lame person to climb the mountain

I guess we have to add and make the blind read Srila Prabhupadas books

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 25, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

“I do not want to be a woman in varnashrama”

dear mother Vrindavan lila devi dasi
Please accept my humble obaisences
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
First I want to remind us about the statement by Srila Rupa Goswami:

naham vipro na ca nara-patir napi vaisyo na sudro
naham varni na ca grha-patir no vanastho yatir va
kintu prodyan-nikhila-paramananda-purnamrtabdher
gopi-bhartuh pada-kamalayor dasa-dasanudasah

“I am not a brahmana; I am not a ksatriya; I am not a vaisya or a sudra. Nor am I a brahmacari, a householder, a vanaprastha, or a sannyasi. I identify myself only as the servant of the servant of the servant of the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krsna, the maintainer of the gopis. He is like an ocean of nectar, and he is the cause of universal transcendental bliss. He is always existing with brilliance.” (Padyavali 74)

And of course you are not a woman but a pure spirit soul.There has been several Goswaminis in our line so women are not excluded, but Srila Prabhupada has also made varnasrama statements about women in general.They should not be overlooked or ignored.
Actually many women find it “hurtful” to their egoes to be called mothers and mataji and wants to be called Prabhus. This was done by Srila Prabhupada on a few occasions, but in general this was not his standard, nor is it the general Gaudiya vaisnava standard.Actually in many Gaudiya maths, women are often addressed as Didi, sister.
In his conversation with Ramananda Raya, Lord Caitanya asked him to go beyond the discussion of varna and asrama.Sometimes nowadays female devotees become leaders, GBC’s and TP’s ,some believe it is a transgression of Srila Prabhupadas instruction.I do not agree, if our godsister is qualified to be a manager.Surely if she is qualified.If the standards set by Srila Prabhupada are met why not? Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura also mentioned
to his son Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada in one of his last instructions to him that varna asrama must be set up.This was also the desire of Srila Prabhupada.Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura emphasized in his many writting to go beyond varnasrama by realizing Krsna through the chanting of the Mahamanta, and avoiding 10 offences.
He instructed even grhastha disciples to chant 64 rounds daily as this is the instruction of Lord Caitanya.Srila Prabhupada made it minimum 16 ,and encouraged devotees to chant more and serve more.
I hope this is of some value to the vaisnavas.
your servant
Payonidhi das

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 18, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

Kavicandra Maharaja I do not believe you are saying that all grhasthas are fallen and should be working in a barn?
And those in grhastha life is not recomended to stay there “forever”.Sri Prahlada Maharaja has advised;

SB 5.18.13: Just as aquatics always desire to remain in the vast mass of water, all conditioned living entities naturally desire to remain in the vast existence of the Supreme Lord. Therefore if someone very great by material calculations fails to take shelter of the Supreme Soul but instead becomes attached to material household life, his greatness is like that of a young, low-class couple. One who is too attached to material life loses all good spiritual qualities.

SB 5.18.14: Therefore, O demons, give up the so-called happiness of family life and simply take shelter of the lotus feet of Lord Nṛsiḿhadeva, which are the actual shelter of fearlessness. Entanglement in family life is the root cause of material attachment, indefatigable desires, moroseness, anger, despair, fear and the desire for false prestige, all of which result in the repetition of birth and death.

There is a difference between grhasthas and grhamedhis..this has to be made very clear

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 12, 2011 @ 11:12 am

Very interesting indeed and well written.Lets look for the instructions in Srimad Bhagavatam for women:

SB 7.11.25: To render service to the husband, to be always favorably disposed toward the husband, to be equally well disposed toward the husband’s relatives and friends, and to follow the vows of the husband — these are the four principles to be followed by women described as chaste.

SB 7.11.26-27: A chaste woman must dress nicely and decorate herself with golden ornaments for the pleasure of her husband. Always wearing clean and attractive garments, she should sweep and clean the household with water and other liquids so that the entire house is always pure and clean. She should collect the household paraphernalia and keep the house always aromatic with incense and flowers and must be ready to execute the desires of her husband. Being modest and truthful, controlling her senses, and speaking in sweet words, a chaste woman should engage in the service of her husband with love, according to time and circumstances.

SB 7.11.28: A chaste woman should not be greedy, but satisfied in all circumstances. She must be very expert in handling household affairs and should be fully conversant with religious principles. She should speak pleasingly and truthfully and should be very careful and always clean and pure. Thus a chaste woman should engage with affection in the service of a husband who is not fallen.

SB 7.11.29: The woman who engages in the service of her husband, following strictly in the footsteps of the goddess of fortune, surely returns home, back to Godhead, with her devotee husband, and lives very happily in the Vaikuṇṭha planets.

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 11, 2011 @ 10:58 am

Disappearance Day Of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Regarding there being more than 108 Upanisads , please see we certainly accept Caitanya Upanisad that was rediscovered by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura though it may not be in the list of the 108 main Upanisads

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 7, 2011 @ 9:03 am

prayojanam sann abhidheya-bhakti-
siddhanta-vanya samam atra gaura- |
kishora-sambandha-yuto bhavet kim
cittam gato bhakti-vinoda-devah ||8||

When will Bhaktivinoda Prabhu, himself the representative of the proyojana-tattva, appear in my mind, accompanied by Gaura Kishora Das Babaji, the personification of the sambandha-tattva, and by Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati, the incarnation of the abhidheya-tattva. [bhakti-vinoda or taking delight in devotional service is the ultimate goal of prema, sambandha is the relationship with Mahaprabhu (Gaura-kishora) and the devotional processes established by the doctrine, or bhakti-siddhanta are the abhidheya-tattva.]

shikshamritam sajjana-toshanim ca
cintamanim catra sajaiva-dharmam |
prakashya chaitanya-prado bhavet kim
citte dhrito bhakti-vinoda-devah ||9||

When will Bhaktivinoda Prabhu, who made people conscious of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu through his publications Chaitanya-shikshamrita, Sajjana-toshani, Harinama-cintamani, and Jaiva Dharma, be held constantly in my mind.

ashadha-darshe’hani gaura-shakti-
gadadharabhinna-tanur jahau yah |
prapanca-lilam iha no bhavet kim
drishyah punar bhakti-vinoda-devah ||10||

When will Bhaktivinoda Prabhu appear to us again? Being non-different from Gaura-shakti Gadadhara Pandit, he left the material world on the same day as he, the dark-moon-day of Asharha month.

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 2, 2011 @ 9:41 am

I found this beautiful prayer to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura:

(This poem appeared in the Gaudiya magazine, July 1939, 7.47)

amanda-karunya-gunakara shri-
chaitanya-devasya dayavatarah |
sa gaura-shaktir bhavita punah kim
padam drishor bhakti-vinoda-devah ||1||

O ocean of unlimited compassion, you are the incarnation of Chaitanya Deva’s mercy. You are the energy of Gauranga. O Bhaktivinoda, when will you again be visible to me? ||1||

shrimaj-Jagannath-prabhu-priyo ya
ekatmako gaura-kishorakena |
shri-gaura-karunya-mayo bhavet kim
nityam smritau bhakti-vinoda-devah ||2||

When will Bhaktivinoda Prabhu, the embodiment of Mahaprabhu’s blessings, remain fixed in my memory? He is dear to Jagannath Prabhu and is not different from Gaura Kishora Das Babaji.

adarsham acaravidhau dadhau yah |
sa jagarukah smriti-mandire kim
nityam bhaved bhakti-vinoda-devah ||3||

When will Bhaktivinoda Prabhu, who gave the example how to act by preaching the jewel of the Holy Name, remain alive in the temple of my memory?

namaparadhai rahitasya namno
mahatmya-jatam prakaöam vidhaya |
jive dayalur bhavita smritau kim
kritasano bhakti-vinoda-devah ||4||

When will Bhaktivinoda Prabhu, most merciful to all living beings, take his place in my mind after revealing the glories of the Holy Name, void of any offenses?

gaurasya gudha-prakaöalayasya
sato’sato harsha-kunaöyayosh ca |
prakashako gaurajano bhavet kim
smrityaspadam bhakti-vinoda-devah ||5||

When will I remember Bhaktivinoda Prabhu, the member of Gauranga’s entourage who revealed his hidden birthplace, to the joy of the saintly and the envious reaction of the wicked?

nirasya vighnan iha bhakti-ganga-
pravahanenoddhrita-sarvalokah |
bhagiratho nitya-dhiyam padam kim
bhaved asau bhakti-vinoda-devah ||6||

Like King Bhagiratha, he saved the entire world by destroying all impediments and allowing the Ganga of pure devotion to flow. When will Bhaktivinoda Prabhu be the permanent object of my meditation?

vishveshu chaitanya-katha-pracari
mahatmya-shamsi guru-vaishnavanam |
nama-grahadarsha iha smritah kim
citte bhaved bhakti-vinoda-devah ||7||

When will I remember Bhaktivinoda Prabhu, who preached the message of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu throughout the world, who glorified the guru and the Vaishnavas and who set the example for chanting the Holy Name.

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 2, 2011 @ 9:40 am

Bhagavad Gita 2.58..Lord Kurma has incarnated in this sloka

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada also worshipped Lord Kurma as a child on the instruction of his father:

Worship of Kurmadeva

In 1881, Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakur started construction of Bhakti Bhavana in Calcutta’s Ram Bagan district. While digging the foundations for the building, a small deity of Kurma was found. Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakur taught his seven-year-old son the rules for worshiping a deity and the Kurma mantra, after which Bimala Prasad started to regularly wear tilaka and to perform the deity’s puja. In 1885, a centre for publishing Vaishnava literature named “The Vaishnava Depository” was opened at Bhakti Bhavan. From this time, the boy started to gain experience with the printing press and helped with proofreading, etc. Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakur resumed publishing his monthly magazine Sajjana-toshani in that year. He also travelled with his father to many of the Shripaöas of some of Mahaprabhu’s associates, such as Kulinagrama and Saptagram, where he heard his father lecture on the doctrines of the Holy Name.
( by HH Ballabha Tirtha Maharaja)

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 2, 2011 @ 9:25 am

Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Prabodhanand Sarasvati Swami

in Prema Vilasa it is stated:

prabhura achaye sankhya tina laksha nama;
eka laksha bhaktagane kaila kripa dana.

…”Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu standard was to chant 3,00,000 names everyday. But He very mercifully awarded His devotees the process of chanting a minimum of 1,00,000 names of Krishna daily.

shri rupa kaila laksha granthera varnana;
tathapiha karila laksha nama grahana.

“Shrila Rupa Goswami has explained and quoted from over 100,000 different scriptures. Even though he was such a great scholar and devotee he himself chanted 100,000 Holy Names daily.

dasa gosvamira ache laksha pramana;
ei mata sarva bhakta kare harinama.

“Shrila Raghunatha dasa Goswami also rigidly followed the instructions of Lord Gauranga by chanting 100,000 names daily. In this way all the devotees chanted the Holy Names of the Lord daily without exception.

gauranga shrimukhe rupe kahila vaishnave;
laksha nama sankhya kari avasya karibe.

“Lord Gauranga gave the following instructions to all the Vaishnavas Himself and also through Shrila Rupa Goswami: Please compulsorily chant 100,000 names of Krishna daily

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Mar 20, 2011 @ 9:04 am

Actually Srila Prabhupada tried to introduce 64 rounds in ISKCON, but that was rejected
so it became minimum 32 , and devotees where still saying it was to much, then it became
minimum 16 rounds.16 is not a maximum….but Srila Prabhupada also said that those who did not at least chant 16 rounds minimum and follow 4 regs where not his disciples…
16 rounds is not a maximum number but a bare minimum there is a huge difference….

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Mar 15, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

Simhacalam, the hill of the lion

Saptottara satayajnesa svasvaroopa-dharaayacha
Sreevaraaha Nrisimhaaya simhaadreesaaya mangalam

To the Lord of the one hundred and eight sacrifices; to the One who abides in His own form; to the One who was worshipped by the King of Ascetics (Ramanuja); to the Path (and Goal); to the One who witnesses everything; to the One to whose body is applied sandal paste (all the time); to the Boar; to the Supreme Self; to the Indestructible One; to One who is incomprehensible; to the inexhaustible Treasure; to Sri Varaaha Nrsimha, the presiding Deity of Simhaadri (Simhachala); let there be welfare

Vishaakhaaya susaakhaaya saagaraayaachalaayacha
Sreevaraaha Nrisimhaaya Simhaadreesaaya mangalam

To the Lord Visaakha (One who manifested on the asterism of Visaakha); to the One who has beautiful Saakhas (Branches, i.e., hands); to the One who is an ocean and to the One who is the mountain (unshakable); to Sri Varaaha Nrsimha, the presiding Deity of Simhaadri (Simhachala); let there be welfare!

Shree-bhoo-neelaa-sametaaya bhaktaanaam kaamadhenave
Sreevaraaha Nrisimhaaya Simhaadreesaaya mangalam

To the One who is in the company of Sri, Bhu and Neela; to the One who is the desire yielding cow (Kamadhenu) to His devotees; To the Shining One who has a lotus in His navel; to One who has lotus as his seat (the lotus of the devotees as his seat); to One who holds a lotus (for sport); to Sri Varaaha Nrsimha, the presiding Deity of Simhaadri (Simhachala); let there be welfare!

Yajnaaya yajnaroopaaya yajnine yajnasaakshine
Sreevaraaha Nrisimhaaya Simhaadreesaaya mangalam

He is the Yajna, He is the One who is the Form of Yajna. He is the One performing the Yajna, He is the One witnessing the Yajna; to Sri Varaaha Nrsimha, the presiding Deity of Simhaadri (Simhachala), let there be welfare!

Padmanaabhaaya devaaya padmagarbhaaya padmine
Sreevaraaha Nrisimhaaya Simhaadreesaaya mangalam

To the Shining One who has a lotus in His navel; to One who has lotus as his seat (the lotus of the devotees as his seat); to One who holds a lotus (for sport); to Sri Varaaha Nrsimha, the presiding Deity of Simhaadri (Simhachala); let there be welfare!

Mukkoor Nrisimha daasena simhaadreesasya mangalam
Sriranga yogi kripayaa proktam sarvaarthadaayakam

This Mangalam composed on the Lord of Simhaadri by the servant Mukkur Narasimha-charya due to the grace of Sriranga Yogi, grants all desired things.

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 26, 2011 @ 4:29 am

There is a very powerful prayer to Sri Varaha Narasimha,

Sri Simhaachala Mangalam
By Sri Mukkur Lakshmi Narasimhaachariar
Simhasaila nivaasaaya simha sookara roopine
Sreevaraaha Nrisimhaaya simhaadreesaaya mangalam
To the One who abides on the Simha mountain; Who has the form of Lion and Boar; to Sri Varaaha Nrsimha, the presiding Deity of Simhaadri (Simhachala); let there be welfare!
Yajnesaaya mahesaaya suresaaya mahaatmane
Sreevaraaha Nrisimhaaya Simhaadreesaaya mangalam
To the One who is the Lord of all sacrifices the supreme ruler; the master of the gods and the supreme self; to Sri Varaaha Nrsimha, the presiding Deity of Simhaadri (Simhachala); let there be welfare!
Akshayaayaaprameyaaya nidhaye caaksharaaya cha
Sreevaraaha Nrisimhaaya Simhaadreesaaya mangalam
To the Indestructible One; to One who is incomprehensible; to the inexhaustible Treasure; to Sri Varaaha Nrsimha, the presiding Deity of Simhaadri (Simhachala); let there be welfare!

Chandanaankita gaatraaya potrine paramaatmane
Sreevaraaha Nrisimhaaya Simhaadreesaaya mangalam
To the One to whose body is applied sandal paste (all the time); to the Boar; to the Supreme Self; To the Indestructible One; to One who is incomprehensible; to the inexhaustible Treasure; to Sri Varaaha Nrsimha, the presiding Deity of Simhaadri (Simhachala); let there be welfare!
Sri Akshaya trirtiyaayaam nijaroopa-dhaaraaya cha
Sreevaraaha Nrisimhaaya Simhaadreesaaya mangalam
To the One who assumes his original form on the Akshaya Tritiya Day; to the One to whose body is applied sandal paste (all the time); to the Boar; to the Supreme Self; to the Indestructible One; to One who is incomprehensible; to the inexhaustible Treasure; to Sri Varaaha Nrsimha, the presiding Deity of Simhaadri (Simhachala); let there be welfare!
Yateesvarenaarchitaaya gataye sarvasaakshine
Sreevaraaha Nrisimhaaya Simhaadreesaaya mangalam
To the One who was worshipped by the King of Ascetics (Ramanuja); to the Path (and Goal); to the One who witnesses everything; to the One to whose body is applied sandal paste (all the time); to the Boar; to the Supreme Self; to the Indestructible One; to One who is incomprehensible; to the inexhaustible Treasure; to Sri Varaaha Nrsimha, the presiding Deity of Simhaadri (Simhachala); let there be welfare!

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jul 23, 2011 @ 4:52 am

Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Danavir Goswami

“He was preaching to people, we have some of them here, they were taking LSD and engaging in other illicit activities but Prabhupada preached, “You should give all these things up and simply surrender to Krishna.”

Did HH Danavir Maharaja not engage in braking the 4 regs before becoming a devotee?

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Mar 12, 2011 @ 11:16 am

Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami

in the 4 canto of Brahma Vaivarta Purana chapter 2 vers 39 it is stated in that chariot Sri Radha brought with Her 1.630.000.000 Gopis vers 41 says that chariot had 10.000 wheels

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Mar 14, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

nice lecture, small correction Radha did not take her assocaites in an airplane but chariot, accroding to Brahma Vaivarta Purana but that is technical

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Mar 12, 2011 @ 11:13 am

GBC AGM Report- Oath of Allegiance

‎”My advice is always chant l6 rounds minimum and follow the four regulative principles. All of my disciples must agree on this point, otherwise they are not my disciples. Let one live anywhere,but stick to the principles.
Disagreements will continue in this material world. So one may live in a suitable place, but one must follow these five principles. My disciples must follow these five principles living either in heaven or hell.” (Raja-Laksmi-dasi, 2/17/76)

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Mar 8, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

GBC Meeting Report 2

would the GBC kindly make sure that no temples serve grains on Gaura Purnima as this is against Srila Prabhupadas instructions:

“So far the Advent Day of Lord Caitanya is concerned, I have written a full suggestion to Montreal, in which the main points are that we should all observe strict fasting up till moonrise, and at that time, an offering is made to Lord Caitanya of Ekadasi foods, fruits, peanuts, milk, and so forth. Then, on the next day, Friday the 15th, a full-scale feast is held to celebrate His Advent Day. On the 14th, chanting, reading of Srila Bhaktivinode’s book, Life and Precepts and Caitanya Caritamrta, Introduction to Bhagavatam, may be held all the day in the Temple.” (San Francisco, written 12th March 1968 letter to Balai)

“The injunction to fast on Ekädasi is especially meant for devotees; on Ekädasi there are no restrictions regarding food that may be offered to the Lord. Lord Sri Caitanya Mahäprabhu took the food of Lord Vishnu in His ecstasy as vishnu-tattva”.(CC Adi-lila 10:71 purport.)

“Lord Caitanya’s Appearance day falls on March 22 (1970), that is on a Sunday. The devotees should fast until evening, when there is a ceremony and offering of a small amount of Ekadasi preparations. The next day, the devotees should celebrate amongst themselves with a small scale feast. You may hold the celebration open to the public on the following Sunday. The preparation to be offered specially on this occasion is bhuni kichri: Fry equal parts dal and rice in ghee and massala. Add two times water as dal and rice, and add vegetables (if you use more ghee, use less water). Cook it until it is dried and the rice is soft.”(Letter to Krishna dasa. 18th February 1970. Los Angeles.)

“P.S. No feasting in the evening of Caitanya’s birthday. Fasting all day till evening moon rise. Then take Prasadam like Ekadasi. Next day you can have full swing feasting. On the birthday if can take a procession of Kirtana on the street it is very nice.” (Post Script to Letter to Rayarama dasa. September. Unknown place unknown date Ref:91-05-14.)

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Mar 7, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HG Ajamila Prabhu

some have a misconception Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada allowed preachers to take grains on ekadasi, this is not correct.There is one instance where his disciple Hayagriva was going to Puri for arranging for Purosottama mass for SBSST and he suggested Hayagriva Prabhu could take grains to make his travel more easy ,however he never did…I hope this helps stop this misconception it is okj to take grains ..anna on ekadasi and Visnutattva apperance days, it is not allowed

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Feb 25, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

In Memoriam and book review

thank you Maharaja, this is an important book to remember HH Purnachandra Maharaja,
I miss his association and took it for granted

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jan 3, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

Jagad-guru Jesus Christ

sorry I posted the link improperly:

this is from the Aquarian Gospel Srila Prabhupada mentioned on occasion:

your servant
Payonidhi das

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jan 3, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

I have posted something on my webblock about Jesus in Tibet, it was actually originally an email to my friend Braj Hari Prabhu from ISKCON Juhu
this is from Bhavisya Purana and will interest many devotees I believe
your servant
Payonidhi das

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Jan 1, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

The Great Moon Landing Hoax

The sad part is if someone loses faith in Krsna as the SUpreme Lord over the moon landing issue.Like Madhavananda Prabhu was saying prviously it does nto change our bhajan and sadhana . If anyone thinks about it logically the sun making the earth project a shadow all the way on the moon this is really rubbish science fiction …..if we ever look at a solar eclipse it is clear there is a dark planet coming in fron ot the Sun, to me it is really very simple to understand…Srila Prabhupada gave us everything ….

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Dec 21, 2010 @ 2:09 am

Guru means heavy

Dandavat pranams
all glories to Srila Prabhupada
Gaura Govinda Maharaja was of the opinion the jiva never came from the spiritual world, however in 1995 I gave one of Srila Prabhupadas tapes to one of his disciples and asked him to comment on Srila Prabhupadas statement:
“Because we have also come down from Vaikuntha some millions and millions of years ago. Anadi karama-phale. Anadi means before the creation. We living entities, we are eternal. Even the creation is annihilated after millions and trillions of years, the living entities, they are not annihilated. Na hanyate hanyamane sarire [Bg. 2.20]. They remain. So when this whole cosmic manifestation will be annihilated, the living entities will remain in the body of Visnu. Then when again another creation will take place, they will come out again to fulfill their desires. The real desire is how to go to home, back to Godhead.”

Gaura Govinda Maharaja did not comment on this,though this disciples asked Maharaja and his other disciples to listen to Srila Prabhupadas statement, I agree and accepted everything else I ever heard from Gaura Govinda Maharaja and he gave me much personal siksa also, but on the jiva issue we did not agree, because I agreed with what Srila Prabhupada said on this issue .But this is a small issue for me now really as Srila Prabhupada said just worry about getting out of the material world by surrender to Krsna, not on how you got here.

your servant
Payonidhi das
“How To Utilize Fighting Spirit”
73/08/06 London, Bhagavad-gita 2.6

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Nov 21, 2010 @ 11:45 am

Radha Kunda tilak – Bonafide or not?

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada made a very strong statement about wearing tilaka and chasing others wife calling such a person a kali chela

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Nov 30, 2010 @ 10:38 am

Text 37
sri-yama uvaca anena papina purvam
na krtam su-krtam kvacit
kumbhipake maha-khale asya ksepanato vahnih
sadyah sitalatam gatah
iti sandehatas cetah
khidyate me na samsayah

Sri Yamaraja said: When a certain sinner, who had never performed even a single pious deed, was thrown into the terrible boiling oil of Kumbhipaka, the oil suddenly became cool. Because of this my mind is now tortured with doubts.

Text 39
sri-vyasa uvaca suksma gatir maha-raja
vidita papa-punyayoh
tatha brahma-gatih prajnaih
sarva-sastra-vidam varaih

Sri Vyasadeva said: O great king, the intelligent sages, who have studied all the scriptures, know that the ways of piety, sin, and spiritual progress are very subtle and difficult to understand.

Text 40 daiva-yogad asya punyam
praptam vai svayam arthavat
yena punyena suddho ‘sau
tac chrnu tvam maha-mate

Somehow or other, by destiny, this sinner did perform a pious deed, and by that deed he became purified. O noble-hearted one, please hear the story of this.

Text 41
kasyapi hastato yatra
patita dvaraka-mrdah
tatraivayam mrtah papi
suddho ‘bhut tat-prabhavatah

That sinner died in a place where from someone’s hand some gopi-chandana from Dvaraka had accidentally fallen. Dying in gopi-chandana, that sinner became purified.

Text 42
naro narayano bhavet
etasya darsanat sadyo
brahma-hatya pramucyate

A person who wears gopi-chandana tilaka attains a spiritual form like that of Lord Narayana. Simply by seeing him one becomes free of the sin of killing a brahmana.

Texts 43 and 44
sri-narada uvaca iti srutva dharma-rajas
tam aniya visesatah
vimane kama-ge sthapya
vaikuntham prakrteh param presayam asa sahasa
evam te kathitam rajan
gopi-chandanakam yasah

Sri Narada said: Hearing this, Yamaraja, who understands the glories of gopi-chandana, took the sinner, placed him a an airplane that goes anywhere one wishes, and sent him to Vaikuntha, which is above the worlds of matter. O king, thus I have described to you the glories of gopi-chandana.

Text 45
yah srnoti narottamah
sa yati paramam dhama
sri-krishnasya mahatmanah

One who hears this account of gopi-chandana’s glories becomes exalted. He goes to the supreme abode of Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Nov 30, 2010 @ 10:04 am

Text 29
sri-chitragupta uvaca catur-asiti-laksesu
narakesu nipatyatam
nihsandeham maha-raja
yavac candra-divakarau

Sri Chitragupta said: O great king, he should be thrown into eight million four hundred thousand hells for as long as the sun and the moon shine in the sky.

Text 30
anena bharate varse
ksanam na su-krtam krtam
kapila-go-vadhah krtah

On the earth he did not perform a single pious deed. He killed ten pregnant women. He killed a brown cow.

Text 31
tatha vana-mriganam ca
krtva hatyah sahasrasah
tasmad ayam maha-papi

He killed thousands of deer in the forest. He offended the demigods and the brahmanas. He is a great sinner.

Texts 32 and 33
sri-narada uvaca
tada yamajnaya duta
nitva tam papa-rupinam
tapta-taile maha-khale sphurad aty-ucchalat-phene
kumbhipake nyapatayan
pralayagni-samo vahnih
sadyah sitalatam gatah

Sri Narada said: Then, by Yamaraja’s order, the Yamadutas took that sinner and threw him into a terrible, eight-thousand mile wide cauldron of bubbling boiling oil in the hell of Kumbhipaka. The moment that sinner came to it, the boiling oil, which was as hot as the great fires at the time of cosmic devastation, suddenly became cool.

Text 34
vaideha tan-nipatanat
prahlada-ksepanad yatha
tadaiva citram acakhyur
yama-duta mahatmane

O king of Videha, as Prahlada was unhurt in the same situation, that sinner was not hurt by the boiling oil. Then the Yamadutas described that great wonder to noble-hearted Yamaraja.

Text 35 anena su-krtam bhumau
ksanavan na krtam kvacit
citraguptena satatam
dharma-rajo vyacintayat

Yamaraja and Chitragupta carefully reviewed the sinner’s case and concluded that while he was on the earth the sinner had not for a moment performed even a single pious deed.

Text 36
sabhayam agatam vyasam
sampujya vidhivan nrpa
natva papraccha dharmatma
dharma-rajo maha-matih

Then Vyasadeva arrived in that assembly. Bowing down before Him, and carefully worshiping Him, saintly and noble-hearted Yamaraja asked Vyasadeva the following question.

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Nov 30, 2010 @ 10:01 am

continued from Garga Samhita

Text 19
ganga-mrd-dvi-gunam punyam
citrakuta-rajah smrtam
tasmad dasa-gunam punyam
rajah pancavati-bhavam

Twice as sacred as the mud of the Ganga is the dust of Chitrakuta. Ten times more sacred than that is the dust of Panchavati-tirtha.

Text 20
tasmac chata-gunam punyam
gopi-chandanakam rajah
gopi-chandanakam viddhi

A hundred times more sacred is the dust of gopi-chandana. Please know that gopi-chandana is equal to the dust of Vrindavana.

Text 21
yadi papa-satair yutam
tam netum na yamah sakto
yama-dutah kutah punah

Even if in the past he has committed hundreds of sins, if a person wears gopi-chandana tilaka, then Yamaraja cannot take him away. How, then, can Yamaraja’s messengers touch him?

Text 22
nityam karoti yah papi
sa prayati harer dhama
golokam prakrteh param

A sinner who daily wears gopi-chandana tilaka goes to Lord Krishna supreme abode, Goloka, which is beyond the world of matter.

Text 23
sindhu-desasya rajabhud
dirghabahur iti srutah
anyaya-varti dustatma
vesya-sanga-ratah sada

In Sindhu-desa there was a king named Dirghabahu. He was cruel and sinful and he was addicted to visiting prostitutes.

Text 24
tena vai bharate varse
brahma-hatya-satam krtam
dasa garbhavati-hatyah
krtas tena duratmana

While he was on the earth this cruel sinner murdered a hundred brahmanas and ten pregnant women.

Text 25
mrigayayam tu banaughaih
kapila-go-vadhah krtah
saindhavam hayam aruhya
mrgayarthi gato ‘bhavat

One day he mounted a sindhu horse and went hunting. With a flood of arrows he accidentally killed with a brown cow in that hunt.

Text 26
ekada rajya-lobhena
mantri kruddho maha-khalam
jaghanaranya-dese tam
tiksna-dharena casina

One day, greedy to get his kingdom, with a sharp sword his angry minister killed him in the forest.

Text 27
bhu-tale patitam mrtyu-
gatam viksya yamanugah
baddhva yama-purim ninyur
harsayantah parasparam

Seeing him fallen to the ground and dead, the Yamadutas came, bound him, and, joking as they went, took him to the city of Yamaraja.

Text 28
sammukhe ‘vasthitam viksya
papinam yama-rad bali
citraguptam praha turnam
ka yogya yanatasya vai

Seeing this sinner brought before him, powerful Yamaraja said to his scribe Chitragupta, “What is the proper punishment for him?”

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Nov 30, 2010 @ 9:57 am

Srila Prabhupada writes in the purport to Nectar of instruction vers 11:
“Srila Rupa Goswami recommends that even if one can not live permanently on the banks of Radha Kunda ,he should at least take a bath in the lake as many times as possible”

» Posted By varahanarasimha On Nov 28, 2010 @ 12:17 am

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