Comments for Krishna.org | Original Hare Krishna Philosophy http://krishna.org Chant Hare Krishna and be happy! Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:05:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Comment on The Best Welfare Work by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/the-best-welfare-work/#comment-68600 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:05:41 +0000 http://krishna.org/?p=6099#comment-68600

The process of Temple Worship is not for the Kali-yuga. The Yuga-dharma of Kali-yuga is Sankirtana-yajna. The congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. This does not require a temple. Anywhere a group of devotees can gather and chant Hare Krishna, dance in ecstasy and respect sumptuous Krishna prasadam.

In Kali-yuga there is no interest in temples, churches, etc, but everyone will like to chant Hare Krishan and dance in ecstasy with the pure devotees and relish Krishna prasadam. This is the process of religion or yuga-dharma for Kali-yuga.

In the Kali-yuga the only purpose of the temples is to act as a base and inspiration for the sankirtan parties. The public in Kali-yuga has no interest in the temples. They are interested in the sankirtan parties chanting Hare Krishna in the streets and other public places. The temples are for the sankirtan parties to live in, to get inspiration and strength from, and a base from which they can go out every day and drop the bombs of Srila Prabhupada’s books on the heads of the conditioned souls, thus awakening their dormant love of Krishna and spreading the ocean of Lord Caitanya’s mercy all over the planet.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

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Comment on Download All Prabhupada MP3 Audio Free! by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/download-all-prabhupada-mp3-audio-free/#comment-68597 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:59:00 +0000 http://spiritsecrets.com/?p=2466#comment-68597

Actually your prayer is totally wrong. We should never be asking Krishna to help us. We should always be asking Krishna to engage us in His service and in the service of His pure devotees.

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Comment on “I am not this Body.” Easy to say… by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/i-am-not-this-body-easy-to-say/#comment-68594 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:58:13 +0000 http://krishnaconnect.com/?p=6#comment-68594

There is no need to concentrate on satisfying the bodily needs. That is the way to Hell. We have to concentrate on satisfying Krishna. And if we can successfully satisfy Krishna then automatically we will be satisfied. We are all part and parcel of Krishna. Like the leaves on the tree are part and parcel of the tree. There is no need to try and satisfy all the individual leaves on the tree. If one simply supplies water to the roots of the tree then automatically the energy will be spread out throughout the entire tree and all the leaves will be immediately nourished. So Krishna is the root of everything. If we simply satisfy Krishna then everyone will be satisfied including ourselves.

So a devotee never works to satisfy his bodily needs. His only business is to satisfy his bona fide spiritual master and Krishna. Then automatically his bodily needs will be satisfied. This is a great science and Srila Prabhupada has written meany books describing how we can actually live in this way–never doing anything for ourselves, only working for the pleasure of Krishna. So if we want to learn this science then we have to read Srila Prabhupada’s books.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

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Comment on Why Doesn’t God Just Appear so we Can See Him? by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/why-doesnt-god-just-appear-so-we-can-see-him/#comment-68591 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:53:02 +0000 http://spiritsecrets.com/?p=4551#comment-68591

Theory of big bang is only a guess with no actual knowledge of what is going on at all in the universe.

What they are noticing is the universe is expanding, and the universe is expanding, but they do not know how it started or why it is expanding, nor do they know what it will do in the future.

However, because we get this information from the Vedic knowledge we know everything.

We know that there are many, many universes, not just one. We know that the universes all emanate from the pores of the body of Maha-Visnu lying on the causal ocean every time He breathes out. The come out very small, in seed form and as they move further away from the body of Maha-Visnu they expand. But when Maha-Visnu starts to breate in then the process is reversed. All the universes start to shrink back to the seed form again and again enter into the body of Maha-Visnu. They remain within His body until He breathes out again and then the same process repeats.

So that is what is actually happening. That is the real science. You will not know how wrong the modern science is until you know really what is happening.

They have just made up this ‘big bang’ theory. But it is stupid. They say there was a big bang, which came out of nothing and which was caused by nothing and from this nothingness immediately the whole universe was created. So this is the insane rantings of crazy men and you like it? So I think you have not actually thought about this crazy, insane, childish ‘big bang theory…’

Read Prabhupada’s books. If you don’t read the books how will you understand the science?

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

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Comment on Krishna Responds to Everyone According to their Desires by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/krishna-responds-to-his-devotees-according-to-their-desires/#comment-68588 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:44:39 +0000 http://krishna.org/?p=6054#comment-68588

Why does the government build the prison house? Because he knows that some of the citizens will be criminals and they need to build a place to house the criminals.

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Comment on Krsna, the Reservoir of Pleasure by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/krsna-the-reservoir-of-pleasure/#comment-68585 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:43:50 +0000 http://spiritsecrets.com/?p=4359#comment-68585

It is love, not just knowledge.

So one has to develop the love for Krishna. And the way to develop the love for Krishna is to hear about Krishna from His pure devotees. So read Prabhupada’s books and hear his recorded lectures and gradually the dormant love for Krishna that is there in your heart will be awakened.

Knowledge in itself does not cause Krishna consciousness. Krishna consciousness can only be achieved by the mercy of a pure devotee of Krishna. That is the the only way. You have to find and please a pure devotee of Krishna and then by your service and surrender to him and by his mercy you can develop love of Krishna. Then and only then the knowledge in the books will be open to you.

The knowledge of Krishna consciousness is confidential. It is only revealed to the devotees of Krishna. So we have to become devotees of Krishna and that is only possible by the mercy of a pure devotee of Krishna like His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

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Comment on Finding out About Our Past Lives? by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/finding-out-about-our-past-lives/#comment-68582 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:39:22 +0000 http://spiritsecrets.com/?p=4633#comment-68582

Everyone has a close relationship with Krishna but we have a limited degree of independence. So that means we can, if we want to, reject that close relationship with Krishna. So it is when we reject that close relationship with Krishna that we are forced to take birth in this material world.

The fact that we have taken birth in this material world and the fact that we have a material body is the proof of our sinful life and our rejection of Krishna. So we can understand if we are in the material world we have rejected Krishna and we are sinful. We are in maya, in illusion. And the only solution to this is to become Krishna conscious by reading and following the instructions we find Srila Prabhupada giving us in his books.

So do not be puffed up and think you are so great. We are not great because we are in a material body in the material world. We are fallen, we are demons, we are sinful. We have to rectify ourselves by becoming Krishna conscious. It is a science and to learn this science we have to read Srila Prabhupada’s books.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

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Comment on The Spiritual World — And how to get there by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/the-spiritual-world-and-how-to-get-there/#comment-68579 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:35:19 +0000 http://krishna.org/?p=5526#comment-68579

There is plenty of evidence of the advanced Vedic civilization. You can see the buildings in India. If you just do a little research you will find that practically all science and knowledge traces back to the Vedic civilization. Practically everything in mathematics comes from the Vedic civilization. They invented the decimal numbering system, they invented the concept of zero, they invented trigonometry, and so many other advanced mathematical principles, they all originate in the Vedas. Indian astronomers have been able to always exactly predict the solar and lunar eclipese for example, even 5,000 years ago, 50,000 years ago, 50,000,000 years ago. But in the West we have only been able to do this for less than 100 years.

So the evidence of the advanced Vedic culture is there if you look for it.

This modern Western technology is not advancement. That is the business of the demons. It does not advance society. Society is advanced by simple living and high thinking. Not this complex stressful modern way of life.

So your idea of ‘advanced’ is not correct.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

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Comment on Develop Brahminical Culture on The Basis of Protecting Cows by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/develop-brahminical-culture-on-the-basis-of-protecting-cows/#comment-68576 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:29:36 +0000 http://spiritsecrets.com/?p=4611#comment-68576

Hare Krishna Roger

We [devotees] do not cook for ourselves, we cook for Srila Prabhupada and Krishna. So it does not matter what we like or don’t like or what crazy philosophy we have. We have to cook nice things for Krishna from the four groups of milk products, grains, vegetables and fruits.

Krishna is a cowherd boy. He likes the cows very much because they give the most essential food milk. Krishna likes milk and butter and yogurt and ghee so very much. So much that when Krishna was a child He used to steal the yogurt and butter the gopis had in their storerooms and eat it Himself and feed it to His friends and the famous monkeys of Vrindavan.

So Krishna likes milk, yogurt, ghee, etc. So if we are actually cooking for Krishna will will cook with milk and milk products and offer it to Krishna.

It is the greatest mercy to any cow, no matter where that cow happens to be living, is to take the milk of that cow and offer it to Krishna. That is the perfection of the cow’s life. So yes. There are so many imperfections in the current dairy system and we should have our own farms and protect the cows and get our own milk and ghee to offer to Krishna. But while we do not have that there is no harm in offering the milk that is available from the market to Krishna. The point is Krishna likes milk, He wants the milk, so we have to get the milk and offer it to Krishna. It does not matter if we like it or not. But if we really prepare nice offerings for Krishna from milk products, grains, vegetables and fruits and after offering take the remnants of that ourselves that will be very healthy for us and there will be no problems.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

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Comment on The Mystery of Deity Worship by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/the-mystery-of-deity-worship/#comment-68573 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:21:25 +0000 http://krishna.org/?p=5740#comment-68573

Hare Krishna Kaustubh

Yes. The main thing is chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day and strictly following the four regulative principles and reading Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day and being completely engaged in devotional service 24 hours a day. We want to become so busy in Krishna consciousness so there is no time for sleeping. That is the way to reduce sleeping. To be extremely busy in Krishna consciousness, no time for sleeping. You know that is what happened to Maharaja Pariksit and all the sages who assembled to hear the Srimad-Bhagavatam. It took seven days to recite and that went on 24 hours a day for seven days and no one felt sleepy at all because it was such interesting information.

So the more we become absorbed in Krishna consciousness the less we will feel like sleeping.

Actually a devotee hates sleeping. He considers it such a waste of time. But still obviously we have to sleep a certain amount to maintain the body. But as our Krishna consciousness increases our need for sleep reduces.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

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Comment on The Ten Offenses in Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/the-ten-offenses-in-chanting-the-hare-krishna-mantra/#comment-68570 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:16:44 +0000 http://krishna.org/?p=5948#comment-68570

Please read Prabhupada’s books…. If you don’t even know this it means you have not read any of Prabhupada’s books. How do you expect to become Krishna conscious without reading the books? Krishna consciousness is a science. It is like any other science, if you want to learn it you have to read the books, Prabhupada’s books.

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Comment on Very Difficult times for new Bhaktas… by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/difficult-times-for-new-bhaktas/#comment-68567 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:15:22 +0000 http://spiritsecrets.com/?p=4621#comment-68567

Hare Krishna Dayalu

Yes. It is pointless telling a materialist to stop smoking or to not have a girlfriend. They are addicted to sex and intoxication so they are not going to stop it no matter what you say. And if you are talking to them like this about sex and intoxication it will disturb yourself also. So it is no the way to preach.

Actually real preaching is to convince the person to read one of Srila Prabhupada’s books. That is the way. So you should try and sell him some of Srila Prabhupada’s books by convincing him that there is very interesting stuff in these books that is going to help him a lot in his life.

We can not put much faith in our preaching. Our preaching is only good if it convinces the person to purchase and read Srila Prabhupada’s books. That is real preaching. That is our success.

We do not want to associate with non-devotees. That means we do not want to talk with them about their business, their girlfriends, their intoxication, their meat eating, etc. We are not interested in talking about them. That is associating with them and that will make us fall down ultimately. Rather we just talk to them about Krishna and Krishna consciousness and if we can actually preach, if we are actually pure ourselves and really ourselves chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day and strictly following the four regulative principles and really reading Srila Prabhupada’s books ourselves at least 1-2 hours per day then we will be able to talk to them about Krishna in such a way that they will find it very interesting and feel obliged to purchase Prabhupada’s books from us and read Prabhupada’s books for themselves.

We don’t have the power to make someone Krishna conscious but if we can convince them to read Prabhupada’s books then Srila Prabhupada will make them Krishna conscious.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

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Comment on Making the Best Use of a Bad Bargin by Madhudvisa dasahttp://krishna.org/making-the-best-use-of-a-bad-situation/#comment-68564 Madhudvisa dasa Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:06:38 +0000 http://krishna.org/?p=5879#comment-68564

Yes. There are 12 cantos in Srimad-Bhagavatam. You can read it online at http://www.PrabhupadaBooks.com

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Comment on Making the Best Use of a Bad Bargin by sharadhahttp://krishna.org/making-the-best-use-of-a-bad-situation/#comment-68558 sharadha Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:36:57 +0000 http://krishna.org/?p=5879#comment-68558

is there only 12 bhagavadgeetha cantos? i just haave a doubt because i read only 12 chapters and ia very cuious to read so if you can could you please send me that.yaa what you said is really true everyone asks god for something material just to satisfy themselves but i think like we have to be always devoted to lord krishna and work for the satisfaction of lord krishna .

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Comment on Worshiping Demigods Works But… by RAGHAB KRIPAMOY DAShttp://krishna.org/worshiping-demigods-works-but/#comment-68555 RAGHAB KRIPAMOY DAS Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:06:29 +0000 http://krishna.org/?p=6062#comment-68555

hare krishna pravhu.i am very previlaged of getting email from a scholar like you.so please keep sending mail on various krishna topic.DANDABAT PRAVHU TAKE CARE.

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Comment on Very Difficult times for new Bhaktas… by Dayaluhttp://krishna.org/difficult-times-for-new-bhaktas/#comment-68552 Dayalu Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:23:54 +0000 http://spiritsecrets.com/?p=4621#comment-68552

Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. Is it okay to preach to people about some Krishna Conscious wisdom even though i am not directly preaching to them about Krsna Consciousness. First the conversation started on him quitting smoking then he said if i have a girlfriend or that he has but does not see her much and other things he will give up smoking.

So from quitting cigarettes the conversation when to his having a girl For instance this one person had a girlfriend. I was saying instead of having girlfriends he should get married. If not then should not have girlfriend or extramarital relationships(a word i am using to describe to you). Then this person was justifying himself saying that the bible says it is okay and/or that his mother said it is okay to have girlfriend or sex. Don’t even remember that conversation or interaction properly. And i feel affected by their laughing in my mind as if i am preaching something wrong.

Actually i was preaching or telling him to quit because i myself don’t smoke and personally against smoking, drugs, alcohol. Was it okay to tell him to quit cigarettes no matter what or instead talk about Krishna and Krishna Consciousness which can help him quitting smoking and other issues in his life.

i feel times that i cannot perform Krsna Consciousness i should do good karma because it is better than doing bad karma.

I feel i should just stick to talking and preaching about Krsna Consciousness and Krishna. What do you have to say? Am i right in realizing this fact or am i wrong? I am willing to accept whatever answer you are going to give me.

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Comment on The Ten Offenses in Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra by vijivasudevanhttp://krishna.org/the-ten-offenses-in-chanting-the-hare-krishna-mantra/#comment-68549 vijivasudevan Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:19:01 +0000 http://krishna.org/?p=5948#comment-68549

Please tell me how much is one round.

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Comment on The Spirit of Bhagavad Gita by ugomanhttp://krishna.org/the-spirit-of-bhagavad-gita/#comment-68546 ugoman Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:21:17 +0000 http://krishnaconnect.com/?p=10#comment-68546

with faith i believe that everything writing in Bhagavad Gita as it is about Krishna is true. let every try as much as he can to come close to Krishna by chanting Sri Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. KRISHNA ALWAYS READY.

UGOMAN DEVOTEE OF KRISHNA FROM DUBAI.

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Comment on The Mystery of Deity Worship by Kaustubhhttp://krishna.org/the-mystery-of-deity-worship/#comment-68543 Kaustubh Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:36:38 +0000 http://krishna.org/?p=5740#comment-68543

Hare Krishna Prabhu,
I’m sorry for sending the message twice & replying so late. It was because I had been facing some technical difficulties.
I would like to thank you for your response to it. Indeed I will just sleep 7 hours per 24 and try to reduce it gradually. Thank you very much.

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Comment on Develop Brahminical Culture on The Basis of Protecting Cows by Rogerhttp://krishna.org/develop-brahminical-culture-on-the-basis-of-protecting-cows/#comment-68540 Roger Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:00:13 +0000 http://spiritsecrets.com/?p=4611#comment-68540

Please accept my respect and obeisances

I weeded out some of the old lifestyle habits over the years to mostly eat satvic but I still not offer for Krishna for prasadam all the time and do not follow Ekadasi calendar. I have a question about eating dairy products.

I eat little to none due to an intolerance to it but I got to wonder if it would be the same if it was dairy from the cows protected for Krishna’s pleasure. Before I was presented with Krisnha conciousness movement I didn’t eat eggs containing food for I developped an intolerance to them. Now I do not eat it because I am aware it does not please Krishna. I read an article lately about mayonaise and the food industry require chicks which lay eggs and “because male chicks cannot lay eggs and do not become the chickens we eat, they serve no purpose in modern agriculture. They are therefore killed’. I was stunned. This shows how Krishna’s consciousness lead to become aware of such cruelty.

This lead to believe that the cows which does not produce enough milk are killed for meat and I don’t think that the milk products should be eaten or offered to Krishna for prasadam. Any ghee or milk seem to be out of my diet. I do not suffer from it but are there suggestions to address this condition?

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