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Dharma? Sanatana Dharma?

Many people have heard of “Dharma,” even the term “Sanatana Dharma” has become quite well known. But exactly what is Dharma? And what is Sanatana Dharma? I will attempt to explain in this post. I have extracted and summarized this from the introduction to Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapda.

The Sanskrit word sanatana means “eternal” and the word dharma means “occupation.” Therefore the term “Sanatana Dharma” can be taken to mean our eternal occupation.

The Supreme Lord and His transcendental abode are both sanatana, eternal, as are the living entities, and the combined association of the Supreme Lord and the living entities in the sanatana abode (the spiritual world) is the perfection of human life.

Krishna is very kind to the living entities because they are His sons. Krishna declares in the Bhagavad Gita that, “I am the father of all.” There are many different types of living entities according to their different karma, and Krishna declares He is the father of them all. Therefore, time and time again, the Lord descends to this material world to reclaim all of these fallen, conditioned souls to call them back to the sanatana, eternal,  sky so that the sanatana living entities may regain their original eternal positions in association with the Lord. Thus Krishna comes himself in different incarnations, or He sends His confidential servants as sons or acaryas to reclaim the conditioned souls.

Therefore sanatana-dharma does not refer to any sectarian process of religion. It is the eternal function of the eternal living entities in relationship with the eternal Supreme Lord. Sanatana-dharama referrs, as stated previously, to the eternal occupation of the living entity.

The English word “religion” is a little different from sanatana-dharma. Religion conveys the idea of faith, and faith may change. One may have faith in a particular process, and he may change this faith and adopt another, but sanatana-dharma referrs to that activity which cannot be changed. For instance liquidity can not be taken from water, nor can heat be taken from fire. Similarly the eternal function of the eternal living entity cannot be taken from the living entity. Sanatana-dharma is eternally integral with the living entity. When we speak of sanatana-dharma, then, we must take it forgranted that it has no beginning or end.

That which has neither beginning or end cannot be sectarian, for it cannot be limited by any boundaries. Yet those belonging to some sectarian faith will wrongly consider that sanatana-dharma is also sectarian, but if we go deeply into the matter and consider it in the light of modern science, it is possible for us to see that sanatana-dharma is the business of all people of the world–nay, of all the living entities of the universe.

Non-sanatana religious faith may have some beginning in the annals of human history, but there is no beginning to the history of sanatana-dharma because it remains eternally with the living entities.

The Bhagavad-gita states that the living entity has neither birth nor death, he is eternal and indestructable, and he continues to live after the destruction of his temporary material body.

In reference to the concept of sanatana-dharma, we must try to understand the concept of religion from the Sanskrit root meaning of the word. Dharma referrs to that which is constantly existing with the particular object.  We conclude that there is heat and light along with the fire; without heat and light there is no meaning to the word fire. Similarly, we must discover the essential part of the living being, that part which is his constant companion. That constant companian is his eternal quality, and that eternal quality is his eternal religion.

When Sanatana Gosvami asked Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu about the constitutional position of the living being He replied that it is the rendering of service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If we look at what is happening around us in the world we can easily see every living being is constantly engaged in rendering service to another living being. We can see that one friend serves another friend, the mother serves the son, the wife serves the husband, the husband serves the wife and so on. If we go on searching in this spirit, it will be seen that there is no exception in the society of living beings to the activity of service. The politician presents his manifesto for the public to convince them of his capacity for service. The voters therefore give the politician their valuable votes, thinking that he will render valuable service to society. The shopkeeper serves the customer, and the artisan serves the capitalist. The capitalist serves the family, and the family serves the state. In this way we can see that no living being is exempt from rendering service to other living beings, and therefore we can safely conclude that service is the constant companion of the living being and that the rendering of service is the eternal religion of the living being.

Yet man professes to belong to a particular type of faith with reference to particular time and circumstance and thus claims to be a Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist or any other sect. Such designations are non-sanatana-dharma. A Hindu may change his faith to become a Muslim, or a Muslim may change his faith to become a Hindu, or a Christian may change his faith and so on. But in all circumstances the change of religious faith does not effect the eternal occupation of rendering service to others. The Hindu, Muslim or Christian in all circumstances is servant of someone. Thus, to profess a particular type of sect is not to profess one’s sanatana-dharma. The rendering of service is sanatana-dharma.

Factually we are related to the Supreme Lord in service. The Supreme Lord is the supreme enjoyer, and we living entities are His servitors. We are created for His enjoyment, and if we participate in that eternal enjoyment with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, we become happy. We cannot become happy otherwise. It is not possible to be happy independently, just as no one part of the body can be happy without cooperating with the stomach. It is not possible for the living entity to be happy without rendering transcendental loving service unto the Supreme Lord.
Therefore, to summarize, the sanatana-dharma of every living entity is the rendering of service. No matter what religion one professes to belong to, this eternal occupation of rendering service remains with the living entity. To perfect one’s life one simply requires the redirection of this service. Instead of serving in the material world, he can serve Krishna, the Supreme Persoanlity of Godhead. This process, transforming one’s service from persons and objects in the material world, to the service of Krishna in the spiritual world, is the art of Krishna consciosuness and as we progress in this newsletter we will discover how we can easily transform seemingly material activities into liberating transcendental activities, by performing them for the pleasure of Krishna.

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149 Responses to Dharma? Sanatana Dharma?

  1. Raghavesh Gyanwali says:

    Thank you so much for the news letters. I like the questions and answers by you. My one question was about demigods and is answered in Rajesh’s question. I will continue reading and will ask any doubt or question. A lot of thanks.

  2. Ana says:

    Thank you so much for the newsletters, I am enjoying all of them and understanding a lot. I feel that I am alone in this new stage of my life and I don’t have a guide or someone to talk about it. My family and friends are nor understanding my change, so having the newsletters and the opportunity to ask questions is very helpful.
    Regards

  3. vivek subramaniam says:

    Namaskar Maharajji

    I regularly recite the Durga Challesa & have been doing so for the last 14 years . Do i require to only worship Lord Krishna’s form or can i continue chanting the krishna maha mantra with goddess durga worship ?

    Regards
    Vivek

    • Hare Krishna Vivek

      There is no need to worship the demigods. Demigods are within the material world and only have the power to give benedictions that are material, within the material world. So Krishna criticizes the worshipers of the Demigods in the Bhagavad-gita, saying they have no intelligence. It is stupid to worship someone to get some material benefit. It is like worshiping your boss at work hoping for an increase in your salary.

      Actually increasing your salary will not help you. Nothing in the material world will help you. Rather we have to get out of the material world. And the only person who has the power to help us out of the material world is Krishna. So intelligent person will worship Krishna because he is not interested in any benediction within the material world. He wants to get out of the material world and go back home, back to Godhead…

      • Rajesh says:

        The Vedas declare God is One . One is not two .One is not there .
        But one is not half either .
        So when God is One how can there be a halfgod(demigod)

        The Vedas says God is One His names are many
        The Vedas never Said God is One the demigods are many !!!!

        • Hare Krishna Rajesh

          Demigod does not mean half-god. It means man-god. So demigod is a man acting as a god. Demigod is not god, demigod is man acting as god. All demigods, except Lord Shiva, are jiva souls, living entities just like you and me, but due to their great qualifications of pious works and austerities they have been elevated to high positions of management within the universe. Because of their high management positions the demigods have some power in their limited department. So they can give their worshipers some material benedictions. But their power is limited to the material world and limited to their department of the material world.

          So demigods are not gods. They are men who have been appointed to some management position in the material world by God.

          There is only one God and the original Supreme Personality of Godhead is Krishna.

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

  4. Er Anumoy Das says:

    Hare Krishna sir.
    I want to relate Bhagwat Gita to daily life. So I want to know how can Gita teach us to make a better world, how can the materialistic destruction caused by the extremist be controlled from Gita point of view ? I believe one thing that if there is unrest around us in the society we live, we cannot find peace within our inner self.

    • Hare Krishna

      There will always be unrest in the material world. That can not be stopped. Material world is meant for that. Suffering, pain, death. You can not expect anything else.

      A devotee realizes he is not the material body but a spirit soul, and eternal servant of Krishna. So he realizes he is not actually in the material world. He engages in the service of Krishna and his consciousness is spiritualized so he transcends the material world. He becomes like the lotus leaf that grows from the water but is not touched by the water.

      This is a great science and we have to learn it. Of course if we can convince enough people to become devotees of Krishna and get enough people chanting Hare Krishna that will change the whole mood of the planet.

      But this planet is meant for death and misery. There is nothing we can do about that. The material world is not a nice place. We should realize that. We can never make the material world a nice place. Rather we should plan to leave the material world and go back home, back to Godhead.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  5. N.Jasnavi says:

    Can you please explain me how to control our mind and then observe our thoughts.

    • Hare Krishna

      Mind can only be controlled by giving it something positive to do. So mind is controlled by engaging it in the service of Krishna. So it means you need to be engaged in the service of Krishna under the direction of a bona fide spiritual master and then you use your mind to execute the orders of your spiritual master. The mind has to be always engaged in planning and organizing how to spread this Krishna consciousness movement all over the world.

      We do not ‘observe the thoughts’ of the mind. The mind has to be subdued. The mind has to be brought into our service. Not that we listen to the mind and serve it. No. We have to control the mind. Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura said that one has to beat the mind one hundred times in the morning with shoes and then one hundred times in the evening with a broom. So we have to beat the mind into submission.

      The mind is always suggesting programs for our sense gratification. It is the job of the intelligence to accept or reject the demands of the mind. So we have to use our intelligence to deny all the nonsense suggestions the mind is making to us.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  6. bakosi says:

    HARE KRISHNA PRABHU. this is a very nice topic that up lift the spirit of a serious person that really want to serve and since dharma sanatana is our eternal occupation why then the occupation here on earth is difficult to do

    • Material world is really full of materialists who want sense gratification, not Krishna. So that makes it difficult. Actually it is not difficult. Just chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

  7. dlook54 says:

    Thank you very much for these news letters. They have been very informative for me. I have enjoyed them very much. I’ve saved them in a special folder so I can reread them when I want to refresh my memory.

  8. Anand says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa sir,
    Thank you for your newsletters.You are explaining hard thinks in easy words.It is so great.I have downloaded Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapda from krishna.org site.Thank you for providing these books in pdf format.

  9. s.t says:

    Beautifully explained sanatan dharma. Thank you

  10. Debbie Elder says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa,

    Sorry to bother you with tech issues – I write just in case no one else mentioned it. Concerning recent Krishna Connect newsletters. The links are broken on the last few emails. The first email, “The Spirit of Bhagavad Gita” and “I am not this Body.” still linked to the pages, and those links worked.

    Your writings so consistently point to Srila Prabhupada as our true and sufficient guide, that I do not feel confused. I even understand what to do in the current situation. It can feel a bit lonely, but sometimes I get helped by a glimpse of reality — maybe it’s a glimpse of Krisha Consciousness.

    All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

    –Debbie Elder,
    Missoula, Montana

  11. ramamohanrao says:

    Good info on sanataa dharma

  12. PAMHO. Please continue with your good work. You are doing Srila Prabhuapada and the devotees great service. Hare Krishna.

  13. Rukmini says:

    The newsletter is good. The system of sending newsletter is good. It assures that we read at least one newsletter a day if we cannot come to this website. I liked the way examples were given for each concept. Giving examples always makes the concept easier to understand.

    However when you tell us in our mails to post a comment at a link it goes to the Krishna.org home page and not to the particular web page. For this newsletter you had given the link address as http://krishnaconnect.com/dharma-sanatana-dharma/ but the Krishna.org home page appeared. I think instead of ”krishnaconnect.com” the term ”Krishna.org” should be used. I think the link address should always have that term. The link address for this web page should be –
    http://krishna.org/dharma-sanatana -dharma/ instead of http://krishnaconnect.com/dharma-sanatana-dharma/.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    Thank you.

  14. sandhya says:

    pranam and jay shree krishna madhudvisa guru ji….

    you really said well things in dharma and nicely explain about sanatan dharma.

    in the above you said that krishna is creating us for his enjoyment…and if we are in volve with krishna then we can feel the happiness….thats totaly true.i accept this if we will forget krishna then in this material world we only hurt…..and found nothing….

    thanks a lot

  15. aditya kumar says:

    Is hare krishna mantra only way to purify our mind.What about meditation path?

  16. Hare Krishna
    Hari Bol,

    Prabhuji,
    I followed Iskon I trust in Iskon thinking but I dont know what is sanatan Dharma. Many People dont know in this subject many Idias many reviews but what is true kindly guide me.

    thanks

  17. Prabin says:

    Hare krsna!
    1)It is said that Muslim,Buddhist is a type of particular
    faith, can’t Krsna consciousness be said as another
    particular faith?
    2)Do you mean if a Muslim or a Buddhist serves to their
    respective God then it goes to Krsna?

    • Hare Krishna Prabin

      Krishna consciousness is not a type of faith. That I have tried to explain in this article so if you read it again it may be more clear to you.

      The meaning of Krishna is “The All-Attractive Person.” That is God. God is one, it is not that there is a different God for the Hindus, Muslims and Christians. No. God is one. It is something like the sun. The sun rises and sets in every country but there is no “American sun, English sun, and Indian sun.” No. It is the same sun. And the same sun is seen in different countries. But the sun is called by different names in different countries. But it is the same sun.

      Similarly with God. He appears or sends His representatives to different countries and is called by different names but He is the same God.

      So the God of the Muslims, the Christians and the Hindus is the same God. And the most perfect name of this God is Krishna.

      Buddhists do not believe in God or worship God. So they are not going to go to God.

      Krishna consciousness is not a faith that can be changed like Hinduism, Christianity or Mohammedanism. I have already explained this in the article. Please read it again.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  18. Nagender rao says:

    Hare krishna prabhu ji…..
    thank you prabhu for sendung these type of letters to me…. such a great quotations and matter … Every living being he may belongs to what ever religion every one has to rendor service to our supreme….
    thank u prabhu ji,,,
    your servent
    Nagender rao

  19. Santhosh says:

    Hare Krishna,

    I’m happy to receive your mail everyday which increases my Krishna awareness in me. I also suggest you to write on certain topics like Bhramacharya and its importance in this 21 century and benefits of following it.

    Thanking you

    Santhosh.

  20. Anantatma Govinda Das says:

    I have been reading previouly many definitions of what sanatana dharma is and i found that Prabhupada words here on this article are going really right to the core: “rendering of service”. I never sow before such a wanderfull definition.

  21. HAM says:

    please i am sure those topics are really very interesting but as you may see i am from dominican republic and i would like understanding it well so please send me those newsletter in SPANISH IAM GOING TO THANK YOU A LOT.
    BYE

  22. Brian Lembcke says:

    Jai Sri Krishna to all

    Your news letter is incredibly helpful to me as I am just learning and very new in these beliefs. I believe it all started with George Harrisons passing. I always knew George and John Lennon were believers in Lord Krishna but what drew me was the peace George had before he died!I pray John had that peace before his death as well. Thats what started my search. The hardest part for me is my belief in the Lord Christ. how will this conflict? I need a little advice on this.

    Blessings to you all

  23. Hardik Namaskar Prabhuji!
    I am enjoying very much and getting so many things which I wanted to Know from the very begging of my life from your letters and hope to get regularly.Hare Krishna .

  24. cesare says:

    I like the mails so much, as I lived many years in London I often used to go to the Radha Krishna temple to listen to BhagavadGita. For a time I even served in the temple along with the devotees. All glory to Harinama Sankirtana. I offer you my humble obeysances.

  25. Parvati Devi Dasi says:

    Dandavats, Prabhu.
    I always thought Dharma as referenced in Sanatana-Dharma meant more along the lines of eternal truth, rather than eternal occupation. Dharma could mean occupation(when referencing individuals), but i thought it was more like “right living”, rather than a job.
    Your servant
    Parvati Devi dasi

  26. anubhav says:

    Dear Madhudvisa
    I’ really enjoy your newsletters they are enlightening.i chant the 1000 names of Vishnu and 108
    names of Krishna everyday and consider my self a vaishnava just a few days ago my uncle passed away and this has made me question my faith in Lord Krishna my uncle suffered a great deal before dying.All my friends are Atheists and they mock the very idea of an Afterlife.I don’t want to live as an Atheist but here people think that I’m a fool when I talk abt lord Krishna what should I do?
    Anubhav

    • Hare Krishna Anubhav

      Everyone suffers in the material world and ultimately dies. Why does this shake your faith? Krishna says this material world is a place of misery and there is danger at ever step. So we should not be surprised by suffering. This world is a place of suffering and death. The suffering here should make you more inspired to practice spiritual life because without that you will be stuck in this ocean of suffering eternally life after life.

      And you have to expect that most people will be not interested in spiritual life. Particularly now, in Kali-yuga. So it is somewhat difficult to practice spiritual life in that situation but we have to do it. There is no other alternative.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

  27. SRINIVASAN V says:

    Pranams to Shri Madhudvisa Dasaji:

    It was a wonderful newsletter. While it is understandable that it is mandatory on the part of living entities to make The Supreme Godhead happy by rendering service to him, being in this material world and caught up in the web of Maya, how a person can change his services to the living entities to The Supreme Godhead, as people are struggling to overcome from one problem to another problem?

  28. amit guleria says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu ji, All respectful obeisances unto ur lotus feet. Thank u very much for all ur lovely newsletters.U have very rightly said that all of us r serving somebody then why not we should be interested in serving the all powerful ALMIGHTY which obviously is Lord KRISHNA. We r eternal and it is our eternal duty to serve the Lord which actually is our Sanatan Dharma. Hare Krishna

  29. Ranjan says:

    Hello and Jai Shree Krishna!

    Thank you for the Newsletters/emails.

    To tell u honestly, I have read the Bhagavad Gita As It Is. And I have been myself thinking what is “sanatana dharma”.. Now I know that Lord has been kind to me by answering my queries thru your emails. And you are definitely Lord’s
    true servant & bhakta as he has chosen you to be the medium for these answers. Thanks to u and the Lord. Jai Shree Krishna!

  30. Susie Jane says:

    Yes, I am enjoying very much the newsletters you email to me. Thank you.

  31. thank you for such a knowledgeable article….i would like to know how we can do acts and devote all our acts to the service of srikrishna and srirama, so as to stay free of the bondages that any act places on us….hare krisnha,hare rama!!

  32. shreedhar says:

    we, each are merely
    LIMBS of the Supreme Divinity,
    the realisation of which
    can transform one from the
    state of miseries to inexplicable
    Joy, Love & peace.
    – shree

  33. kenneth says:

    the topic of Santana Dharma, i understand very well it has made my way of thinking a lot simpler, however i’m not of any religious order nor do i follow no one, however is it safe to say i have no religion but just Santana Dharma, may i say no to all religious activities, such as chanting, prayer, and meditating as well as any form of spiritual practice?

  34. shubhangini says:

    Hardik Pranam Madhudvisa Prabhuji!

    Hardik Dhanyavad Prabhuji for sndg me such a nice lovely information about The Sanatana Dharma. I too had very little knowledge of these words Sanatana & Dharma.

    Prabhuji do you think that this Sanatana Dharma will be safe or safeguarded in today’s world bysociety/by today’s govt.? (atleast 50% ?)

  35. dharmistha says:

    the true story of my life.

    THE TRUE STORY OF MY LIFE
    IS BRAHMA STILL THE CREATOR?
    I am Hindu, Christian and Muslim.
    “People doesn’t love the truth, doesn’t love God”: hindu teaching
    “You don’t do any sins if you fight for your own right”: hindu teaching
    The Brahman, The Darbar and the Patel.
    Is Jehovah God?
    I met Shiva the lord destroyer of the world.

    Once upon a time i lived in place called Madagascar, where i took birth on the 03-09-76 in a town called Antalaha the capital of vanilla.
    MY grand dad was the the first man who exported vanilla , gloves, coffee and wood outside the country . he past away before my dad got married.
    He runaway to Madagascar when the English was ruling India,the cause of the colonisation in India made me born in Madagascar and today i feel like
    they want to remove me from their own country even though they are responsible of the pain i have been through my life, the pain my mum have been through
    but there is noone to blame in this we all are looking for diamond and gold to survive.

    I am born in the brahman family, from this i am still a pure race of the anavil caste still a descent of the hindu god, but since i was small i have been
    brought up into 2 religion the hinduism and the christianism you may ask why? my uncle who was converted to christianism when he was at the university,
    teaches us the bible during his holiday from the story of Adam and Eve but my mum was from India she don’t understand the language in Madagascar
    so she kept fasting and celebrating diwali every year which i follow as well but during my childhood i went to a catholic college where i learn more
    about a religion so i decided to be baptise in the catholic church on the 3st of April 1994 and had my confirmation on the 1st november 1995.
    SO I started hating the hindu religion the fact that they pray in picture made in the hand of a human being.As Jesus told us none of us is going to the father
    without going through him.

    One sunday, when i went from a church for a prayer as usual, i came home and i had to plant a roses so i digue a hole near the stair, what i found
    is a bottle like a bottle of berocca and there was a letter inside written in Arabic which i don’t understand but i asked a muslim man and he said this
    is very bad someone wants to kill your family one by one it is kind of djihad what it is written in the coran they turn up side down that time my mum was
    past away from cancer my brother has die in car accident at the age of 9 in june 1987. Is like jesus told me to take that black magic out of our garden.

    From that day i believe that black magic do exist but if you believe in jesus it doesn’t work since i have been praying that day God told me to take this
    out from the garden.since then the happiness came back to my family, my dad had a boy again and another 2 girl.but i can say a religion who kills is
    not a religion from God but I say God do kill it written in the bible in eclesiast” there is a time to kill” and as far as i am concern my brother who
    die had the name H and he die in the Darbar garden killed by Darbar in accident he was playing football there, he was only 9 years old but i do not
    blame anyone in this nor any religion because everything happen for a reason.

    And my neighbours who was muslim, a family friend called Sarakala had a dream from my grand dad who already dead saying in gujrati language
    ” Brahman no chokro lido ame badlo lesou” meaning they took a brahman descent we will get a revenge “so 3 years after the daughter of darbar family had
    die in cataclysm natural she was only 12 years old, she was swimming in the sea with some of her friend and her sister there was a courant in the sea and
    she was very intelligent girl and very friendly she past away on her way to hospital because she was hasmatic,her name was started by S as well as my in
    laws.I am writing all this because this is the truth story of my life to educate my in laws and my sisters that they have a duty towards my husband and
    I as we have a duty toward them, they have to touch my husband feet and my feet which they will do, they are our children, we can wash one another feets
    as Jesus did and for the world to know that God exist and if you kill innocent people or killing a descent of a Brahman, the same thing return to you,
    this is also been proved that Brahma is still the creator of the world and the Universe.sometimes God take the most beautiful thing we got in order to
    punish us, so don’t let God to punish us, do good and Good will be reply to you. God say do not revenge i will revenge for you Is like my brother H.VASHI
    have been killed by accident by Darbar and Darbar Daughter has die after 3 years and My grand dad VASHI done Darbar family pooja the hera-feri so my
    marrage came out from DARBAR FAMILY even thow they couldn’t do my hera-feri for my husband and me and i am still waiting for them to come to me Sunjay Darbar
    have to do this, if is not the world will tremble.This is also a message to the world that peace be in the world.A brother is not just a blood brother but
    a brother could be anyone,i know that my brother H and S are waching us and looking after the world with the Lord Brahma the creator.In fact Darbar is
    not a killer but all this things have to happen for the light have to come into the world, when i came back to see my husband from women refuge the 5 police
    came to my husband house told me : ” this a family problem we don’ want to get involve” but my problem is been solve in fact i am the first born in my
    family when I was 13 th my brother kick me and pulled my hair i was in pain so i spoke to God and said God take him with you and then he die in
    accident because God gave me this power, i am the O the origin(dharma) my husband is M , my sisters HH and my in laws SS as explain below, the last H was
    my brother Hemant vashi who past away and the last S is the girl who die after my brother’s death ( It’s takes only 3 years for Brahman to take revenge.)

    O M (M represent my husband Manoj the End)

    H S

    H S

    H S

    Brahman have to be first under O and ss under M,is the same thing if I want to take my in laws like i took my brother away i will speak to God but I
    didn’t do so, in fact I prayed for them, when i was in India I went visiting many temple so I ask God to make my brother in law to be married and i
    pray for all of them because i am their mum, but I am not ready to see my sister in law yet in my flat,because she was the one who told my husband let
    her get a council flat that i can look after their drunk brother which they don’t want how can you make
    somebody who owns a property homeless, i know why they did all because they was ready to break the law, me and my husband we are both victim of a law braker
    they should be jailed and taken to court by the government if not by the public, because it is the tax payer money I know that she comes in my flat time after
    time and some other women which i catched on the voice recorder, and that voice recorder have been missing from my hand bag after a jehovah witness who
    cam to preach in my flat, i knew she was getting paid and i think my husband is behind all this and very sure because on diwali day i went to
    my grand mother house the east london my hand bag was in the sitting room i was in the kitchen with my my grand mother so there was amoment my husband
    went out long hour and he change everything in the voice recorder in order to protect her sisterbecause they all scare to go to courtthere are so many
    i am only one but God the creator is with me.

    So i kicked my husband out from the flat when i found out that he erased the content of the voice recorder, so the next day Anice the jehovah witness
    came to see me and i bought her a pizza, the time i was in the kitchen she put her hand in my hand bag but and the voice recorder went missing,but i
    told her what you doing in my hand bag, i just told her to get out, since then i don’t talk to her.so when the court case will come,
    she have to come to go court to tell the truth, who paid her why she did and the voice recorder have been given to me by the the dsa open university.
    it was olympus, her name is Anice, a jehovah witness, my own husband want to destroy me because of money and his family he promesed his brother sister
    that he will live only 1 year with me after using me, but i know he is my husband but i will take them to court for what they did i want the house back
    i want 2 house one for him and one for me and the rest of the property have to be sold out.

    in fact because i am surrounded by crafty people, my brother had to die young age in order to save my marriage as the Patel family tried to break up my
    marriage in result i had to live in a council flat, who knows Nicha patel have been killed by her own husband because of money, they tried to kill me
    because of money but God has saved me and told me to runaway in time of danger, this news have been prepare for me for my coming to England, I elected the
    president Obama throught my spirit of fasting from my flat in London, I didn’t eat for 4 days because my husband wasn’t with me and they try to cover it,
    it came on the news paper that the election of the president Obama was from a flat in Notting Hill Gate.But that day there was a mysterious thing was
    happening that day,If England don’t want to help me America will but do I really need help from both side.Is time for me to work with both side.
    Jesus said :” they do the killing , i do the building”, I need money to build churches in my country, mosque and temple will you help me to do that
    Mr president?
    life is too short how long will we live, 100 years maximum and peace will be in all religion in every religion there is bad and good people, good
    people shlould be saved, brother kill his own brother because of money.

    my in laws made my husband and I saparate and made us homeless even though we loved each other my vision told me that my sister in law
    is the cause of my marriage break up because her and her husband needed money from my husband ‘s house so she had to break my marriage in order to
    sold the house in my absence, because she knew my husband is suffering from drinking problem and she treat him as a fool.But my brother in law the time
    he was shouting at me he said this house is nothing without you, they knew i am gonna runaway but if he didn’t shout me i didn’t runaway all because they
    went medium they saw I am going to take them to court The Bible has already told us not to see a medium, you may say you are hindu why you talking about
    the Bible all because jesus was already predicted in the ancient time in the puranas in the hindu religion which was first that jesus the messiah
    was foreseen 3000 years before he was born is name was Isha-masihah you can go on you tube and type ” jesus in the Holy vedas” but i can say not any
    religion follow in full what is written in the Bible even the jehovah witness.I come back to that my in laws have both name start by S, when i was locked up
    in hospital because i didn’t do anything wrong but I came back to see my husband from women refuge after 3 month because i knew they found where
    i was living one women of the refuge had contact with my husband, they main to protect me but in fact they did the wrong thing so i had no choice i had to
    face my own ennemy my brother in law and my husband , i was wearing a black dress with a toilet paper surrounding my head i know why i did it i want to saw
    my sorrow to the world that they tried to make me a widow for this my brother in law put me in hospital i will never forget this i do not wear
    diamond chrone but me and jesus we wearing a special chrone, queen toilet roll that’s what the patel made me so my brother in law get me section for that
    because he knew if i come to my husband house
    he could not sale the house, he was interested in my husband money not his life jesus said if you feel in danger you have to runaway so i had to saw
    the world my sorrow that he could not kill me but you may say if you are godess why you scare of death for? didn’t jesus runaway when he felt in danger
    you just know when something is wrong God tells you so when I was in the hospital for 3 month one of my doctor was a muslim and i ask him what is your
    name doctor he replied me: OSMAN MALIK,then straight away came up into my mind the word OM and HH-SS that the O represent the origin the me and M the
    end my husband.In fact the darbar
    family didn’t kill my brother the truth is when i was 13 th years old by brother who was 9 kicked me and pulled my hair I had so much pain that i asked
    God to take him with him and he die in accident but the truth is all this thing have to happen for the world cannot be destroyed in case my husband and I will be
    saparate again, my situation will not change but the law of the world will change specially the law of the country where i live now as the book universal revelation
    from the temple where i got married said ” i TAKE BIRTH FROM AGE TO AGE FOR THE RE-ESTABLISHEMENT OF THE LAW FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE WEAKNESS”Everything
    i do seems fall into place my sister ‘s name and my in law’s name are not a coincidence but it comes from the Hindu calendar the time you get born that
    is why everything seems fallinto place, in fact my brother who die was an angel i remember one day he was sleeping and he was smiling in his sleep he knew
    he was gonna die he told his friend if don’t pick my game tomorrow i will die in car accident, when a brahman speak it all come true my second sister
    was born on the 11th september. and Shoba was an angel too because she was only 12 years old, Sanjay this is a message for you that
    if you don’t do my hera-feri with my husband the world will end and when OM will die you will die after 3 years like shoba darbar i know you gonna do it
    you asked if i need money when the last time i met you but i replied no but i do need you to pay a brahman priest you and your mum come in my house
    and do my hera-feri otherwise whats the point to have a darbar brother and krishna sister if you don’t do it remember when i met you last time i will come
    as your saviour and you will be trapped as a robbers even though you are not.

    On one hand,since i started fasting and stopped eating meat my life has changed i started receiving vision and this is started in my country the first thing
    i had in my dream
    is a man who became my husband in a later date and when i wake up after the dream i told my friend whith who i went school with i told her i had a dream
    of man asking my hand i am getting married she believed me and since that day i think i was a sainte and everything happen so quick i came to England to
    visit my family but i didn’t know that i will meet the man of my life here but when i took my visa i remember i had a dream about a cobra around shiva i
    was shocked and wake up in the middle of the night around 3 oclock in the morning the dream was so real this is the first time i dreamt about the snake
    around shiva he wants to tell me that he came to pick me up from the country of my birth and droped me to my husband for my new life as we know most of
    us don’t stay in our mum and dad house but to our husband house or wife house.This is the word saying in the Bible if God made 2 people together let no
    man saparate them . This is why before i left my husband home i wrotte to the brother in law who done domestic violence to me ” what God make together
    human cannot saparate” and i wrote
    can’t saparate and i wrote again that the house is saved my marrage is saved he say marrage is not about the house my marrage is about the house it is belongs
    to my husband my marrage cannot be saved if the house is not back during the time when i lived with my husband house i dreamt again this time the snake around

    shiva was around my nake when a dream is become a crystal clear is not just a dream but a reality God speak to me in dream and vision who knows God spoke
    to jesus in dream as well, sometime i am asking myself if i am shiva myself and
    took rebirth, i felt nice and felt protected but when i was small when i looked at shiva picture with the snake around is nake i question my mum
    why are we pray with snake? and since little i was afraid about snake even though seeing shiva picture but not anymore the love of shiva touched me.

    one day by brother told me after the torture mental he done to me follow by domestic violence because he heard me shouting at my husband
    he should not get involve because my husband loves me and i love my husband the shout is just a proof of our love, few days after he told me
    and my husband” i went medium i saw a woman with snake”. and he pretend saying that woman in south alll is a snake because she was the one who
    introduce me to my husband when we first time met buti knew he was talking about me he try to destroy me and shiva came to save me he wanted to kill me
    because the prenuptial letter wasn’t sign for my husband 9 properties.the first time when my husband and I decided to get married my brother in law was
    talking louder over the phone and saying”she should sign ,she should sign” I didn’t sign the letter my husband and I still got married the battle between
    my in laws has already started before marriage.That is why i was surprised to see the picture of Shiva missing place in the temple because he knows
    that shiva himself made me married and protecting my marriage.you maybe ask how my husband who is factory worker have 9 properties this is all
    because my father in law left the freehold properties to my husband name and he put tenant inside and bought 8 other properties on morgage,he get his
    brother to look after them.He told my husband to phone the bank to take twenty five thousand pound loan because he said he lost thirty thousand in gamble.
    so whever my husband is not agree to sale the house, the house will be sold by the bank, they was black mailing him and made him drunk and made him sign
    to sale the house and my husband said to me ” my darling evrything is finished ” I didn’t ask my husband what is finished but i already know everything
    whithout my husband telling me a word so i knew we gonna suffer.I f you live by between crafty people you expect to suffer.God don’t make us suffer but
    God himself was suffering when he was in the world because he was so pure I am talking about jesus here.

    The freehold being sold after breaking my marrage.they made my husband drunk and mad him sign to sold the house and took out everything from him who
    is suffer from drinking problem, because i live in governement fund i want the governement bring my house back because is the police mistake
    the police said this is family problem we don’t want to get involve now you can say this is governement problem we want to get involve because i live
    in council flat and live on benefit i want my husband 9properties back and to be transfer in my name because i look after my husband in my flat he live
    illegally with me for the las 4 years i made stop him drinking and i made him put on weight even though i suffer from mental illness i never suffer
    from mental illness before i have been force by my brother in law to be inside i have become addicted to the medication.But anyway it is normal
    for a woman have miscarrage , receiving domestic violence at the same no home to live in being saparate from her own husband the night when the police
    came it was the night i did end in hospital at charing cross hospital nearly 5 police man and woman came to the house and the i said to the police this
    is my husband house my brother keeping saying i am a business man and he sais : you left him you left him he didn’ want me to stay with my husband he
    is the cause of my marrage break up in order to robbes my husband 9 properties and left us without nothing made me end up in a council flat.my brother
    as a criminal record he is been in jail many time, he will try to kill me even now because of this properties i want everything to be back and transfer
    in my name i want the house where i live in with my husband be back.

    because i suffer from schizo affective disorder, sometime when i get unwell i need to be by myself so i quick my husband for no reason i did 3 time
    the first time was 3 month but he still comes back he bring food because i was unable to cook i was in bed all the time the 2nd time and the 3rd time
    since we lived together only for few days because of my illness after the shock they gave me even my miscarrage was my sister in law to blame
    she came to congratulate me and was arguing with me at the same time and i told her if i have miscarrage i only blame you they traumatised me
    i want them to pay for whatever they done to me.because i suffer from mental illness and my husband suffer from drinking problem we need to house
    because they made us saparate more than 2 years in that 2 years i cook from my hotel and go to my husband hotel to drope the food
    for him he was unable to pay raint for 2 people but the manager of the hotel didn’t mind that i stay for sometime.even when i was in the women
    refuge we still talking over the phone but i never reveal my adress but i know they find out where i was because the women in the refuge called
    meena had connection with them made my case slow. I sent him divore letter because this what my in laws wanted i wanted to sacrify my marrage
    for them,but however my husband told me he has to think with his family to have me back.

    Meena gave me 2 snake made in wood male and female i don’t know
    wherever my sister in law came to drop that in women refuge or wherever Meena has accepted that the hindu religion even though beeing a Muslim,
    I remember one day , she told me that her brother killed a cobra by mistake in Bangladesh and they had to call a Hindou priest for pooja (prayer),
    otherwise the family could die one by one it is crystal clear that the hindu religion is the first religion , where there is more sins God take
    birth in order to consolidate our faith.I receive most of my education from the Bible.

    so when i get this 2 snake i pray over it otherwise to my believe my husband and me would have die because we both crying on the phone I was scare of
    the brother in law because he was the one who started the violence to me, he brake evrything and point at his finger on me and saying who are you?
    do we know who we are if is not God who made us in whichever we are? for all the pain we have been through i want one house the house where i
    lived have to be on my name because it is a freehold propertie and another house next to me for my husband for his own security in case he got
    too much to drink and become violente to me from that way he don’t go on the street but his got a home to stay and the rest of the properties have to be
    sold out i am happy to keep the money into a bank account i got a carer i still need a carer i got physical disability as i suffer from a mental illness
    sometime i feel down.MY husband and me we have been together for 6 years even though we was saparated because money is extremely important for
    the patel family.My husband propertie has been left by his own father the original will is on my husband name even if it is 3 ways the 9 properties
    should be divide by 3 and i should not live on governement money, i need you to take a sollicitor to fight my case the police made mistake the night
    i end up in hospital before i came to meet my husband and there was 5 police came to the house 36 tunis road house w12 7 ez shepherd bush and i told
    what god make together, human cannot saparate and i said we are hindu we pray with snake i know why the police came there because the patel family
    paid a journalist work at the bbc and publish a false news the sunday before i end up hospital it was a photograph of a man pakistani man who was in
    the same hotel as me because i feel unsafe i runaway that day from banks hotel where the women refuge told me to go i told the women i had a feeling
    that my husband found the place where i was so i said transfer me to another refuge but they refusing in case their thruth to be find out.

    the pakistani man was the same man in banks hotel where i lived he came on the news a photo of him taken and then published on the news,
    they was preparing my death because his wife told me to go to park with them i didn’t go i runaway i pretend to go to laundry and i say to myself
    i have to face my husband my worse ennemy he keps asking me if i wached the news like i didn’ see the news they published i rang 999 to tell them
    yesterday
    news was talking about my death this is why the reason why the police came to the house or the brother in law is that much clever to tell the police
    that i left my
    husband i cannot stay with him and when i say this is my husband house, my husband said to the police it is my brother in law house this is false they
    are lying i need them to pay for all the damage they done to me.

    THE PROOF OF OUR LOVE MADE US LIVED NEXT TO EACH OTHER

    But even when we saparated i still cooked for him and wash his close but it was hard because we both couldn’t live without each other
    even God couldn’t accept our saparation god made us live s next to each other in the same road he was living in 49 i was on 35 shepherds bush road.
    only the difference is i was depending on governement and he was paying his own raint but couldn’t work he told me his sister told him
    to let me get council flat and he said to me if i let you get council flat our marriage will be finish and they find the place a hotel
    for him they prepare to brake the law by making me saparate from my husband.They made my marriage for fun they don’t know our heart are beating
    at the same time
    he was linving there before i moved next to him.Even God is fighting with the law in the country because something is not right there now i travel all
    your law i am tired i want the house of my destiny back where it was.

    MY FIRST LOVE WAS A BRAHMAN

    the other hand, as a brahmin, I went to see a pandit one day because i had too much problem and he said to me you have been married before and your
    husband as well and he said you stil see him chatting sometime over the internet as friend and he said 79% you will go back to him, and he said marriage
    life cannot be happy unless something needs to be done because my husband and i didn’t do hera-feri he didn’t give me mangalsutre he cannot efford and i
    cannot efford to do the hera-feri and also is not our responsability to do this.The Darbar family have to do this because my marrage came out from there
    house, because there was a time when my grand dad done the darbar family hera-feri find husband and he done the pooja himself he travel all the way by
    plane because the father of the girl was alcoolic couldn’t fulfill his responsability so the mum ask my grand dad to do this as a brother at the time
    everyone lives as a family. Same as my dad now he couldn’t fulfill his responsability over my marriage so the darbar family have to do this a bhraman
    priest doesn’t cost much, i can do it in my house with the presence of my dad but the brahman priest have to be in the responsability of darbar family
    i know Krishna will do it and sunjay darbar because they are my brother and sister my own family cannot do this i got the money to do this but it will
    bring bad luck to the darbar family if i do this myself my family wants to do this but it never happen.This is why nag devta came to pick me up from
    madagascar to darbar blood house and the aunti darbar found matajee photo in her corridor after her prayer she respect brahman a lot. but she still
    done bad to me by destroying my marrage at the end of my break up because of money. my brother was found dead in the darbar garden killed by accident
    by darbar by mistake and then my muslim neighbour had a dream saying: “they took a descent of brahman we will revenge” and then after 3 years
    the daughther darbar has die in cataclysm natural in the courant of the sea and she was asmatic.life is just a pay back or vashi done darbar
    hera-feri darbar have to reply this to VASHI GOOD TO GOOD , BAD TO BAD.Darbar cannot be my ennemy and can never be.My brother HEMANT VASHI
    AND SHOBA DARBAR HAVE TO DIE in their age in order to save my marrage for the world to be saved, they was an angel because they die underthe
    age of 12. An hindu name is not a coincidence but they come from hindu calendar matching in the day where you take birth.

    Let me explain my 2 sister name start by HH and my in laws SS MY Brother who has die had a name start by H and the girl who die after
    3 years after my brother death had a name start by S and O represent me the origin everything and the M represent my husband means
    the end,if the hera-feri
    of OM is not done by S means Sanju darbar OM will die but S will die after 3 years and the world will end, as it my last letter to my divorce solicitor
    is when meena gave me the 2 snake made in wood i told her what god make together , human cannot saparate and i wrote to her that the world will end
    because the bible said let no man saparate them.Is up to the governement and the public wherever you will understand this as i am a sainte everything
    i say come true and hindu teaching say :” people deosn’t love the truth doesn’t love God” and it say also : ” if you fight for your right you don’t do any sins”

    I remember one day i had a dream again .I never been married before but i know i have been married in an invisible way my first love is a brahmin as God
    wish maybe God wish my first love don’t go to the hand of the intouchable,the intouchability still existing even GANDI JEE defend it because is the religion
    itself accepting this, travel in north of India and you will found out about it. But he didn’t have the heart to marry me but all i can say is I don’t regret
    nothing because it main to be that way because i was happy with him each moment i spent with him.I lost my virginity at the age of 23 over a married man i was
    so in love, in hindu religion eldest have to marry first and then your younger brother sister can marry.I remember one day my husband question me why you are
    married last but i told him he is not my first love he nearly had heart attak i didn’t mean to tell him but he ask me i have to be honest he expected
    a virgin women, i don’t regret nothing because if he was my first love after all the domestic violence he done to me him and his family.After i met my
    first love, then my sister get married and then the youngest one got married as a eldest you have to marry first like my father told us but he doesn’t
    know i got married in an invisible way.
    Noone knows about this nor my father nor my family but i have nothing to hyde for the world can change for the world can re-establishe his law for the better.
    I have a muslim friend got married with a man work in mosque teaching religion, she marry him , she was a virgin, she got 2 children from him what
    happen they are saparated and he got married to someone else and she gone back to her dad house with the 2 kids which is not right.I and her Aunti was
    preparing the marrage, the marrage took place her aunti didn’t have enough money but did everything for the marrage is about destiny again you don’t know
    where you going in life, I had some change everyone was helping for the marrage took place.I had to travel by boat for 24 hour to the place of the marrage
    and it is very riskyto travel on boat in Madagascar where there is no form of security sometime accident happen people are not well trained and overcharge
    the boat but i did for my muslim friend and they was my neighbours too.

    MY SISTER IN LAW BREAKING MY MARRIAGE OVER MONEY AND OVER ENGLAND

    During the time, when i was living with my husband i had a dream again this time my sister in law asking my chaine around my neck i took the chaine out
    and when i wake up in the morning i found it on my hand, this meaning she is responsible of all the break up i had as she told me to go to my family
    house the night i called the police about the domestic violence done by my husband.she took me out from the house and gone to droppe me to that aunti darbar house.
    This my life story.

    MY LAST DREAM, MY SISTER IN LAW CRIED AND HUGING ME

    She came with hundred pound check for a chrismas gift because she knows his brother gonna live with me so i had to sacrify my life for their love of money.
    They took the house from my husband who is suffering from drinking problem and i suffer from a mental illness is up to the government to bring my home back
    otherwise i will end the world without using any gun or anything i will speak to my father in heaven.Crafty people should be punished.

    For your free blesssing, i try to reach as much people as i do a donation also can be given via paypal at this e-mail adress in order to help to build
    Churches,Temple and Mosque in my country.A print of my hand whith the word OM is available to order by writing to me at dharmistvashi@hotmail.com

    with your adress, a red paint will be used as shiva bless you through my hand, luck will be fulfill in your life once my hand will touch you and reach you.
    Lord Shiva is blessing you through me.Because I had this golden snake around my snake when i was in danger i decide to bless anyone who need blessing
    from Shiva, if after 3 weeks receiving the hand of shiva and by sticking it in your hall, if luck and new thing don’t come to you, do not send me
    any donation, only after receiving blessing send me a note with your donation.

    Is not only the Lord Shiva is blessing you but the lord Jesus also as the hindu religion is the first religion came into this world, I received a miracle
    when i was very ill and i rang my friend who is jehovah witness that i am very illi thought i was gonna die and said to her i am not feeling well and she
    say take rest and i remember i rang the NHS direct that day about my problem and i told my husband who was living next to me to bring me evian water and
    something to eat but i rang again my friend who was jehovah witness and said to her” i don’t want to be a jehovah witness because you critics other religion
    and when i say this word:” i want to be back a catholic like before”all my pain went out from my body, a cold feeling from top of my head gone through my body
    and the pain was washed up, jehovah witness don’t believe in miracle ifGod gave me a second life,why don’t i live, as jehovah witness don’t celebrate chrismas
    as jesus told us let the children come to me, also i cannot preach door to door, i like the fact they give free Bible to people but my friend jehovah witness
    deceived me my putting her hand in my bag she say she is one of the person who receive the body of christ in her kingdom hall, she say she is the chosen one
    who will juge the living or the dead with Jesus christ.To me she talk rubbish because she robbes my voice recorder i am already juging her in this world i am
    not scare of nobody as the creator of this world is with me.Learn the Bible from the jehovah witness but be careful is not everyone of them is honest and true,
    be careful to let anyone to come in your home.( TO BE CONTINUED)

  36. dharmistha says:

    this the true story of my life.

  37. bhakta Mark says:

    Haribol! Thanks for enjoyable newsletter that I even added this website to my favorite bar so I can look up whenever I need Krsna-katha like it’s my dharma. You do well w/this message to share w/others.
    bhakta Mark

  38. Laxman says:

    Hare Krishna,

    Dear Sir/ Madam

    Firstly to the ONE who has to read the below and reply;
    I truly apologise to burden you with this…….. but the more I read, the more questions I have and I am getting cornered with more confusion!

    What i am struggling to understand is,
    If all is Krishna’s doing; the good, the evil……
    We are all water droplets of the ocean that is Krishna…..

    Then what is the point of all this?
    Why should this existence be?
    Why is this is all an illusion created to test our faith?
    Why would a parent (father or mother) / creator
    give tests that are harsh to their children/ creation?

    I love reading and recently scanned the Bhagavad Gita, some of the Bible and other psychological & philosophical books to search for ANSWERS!
    I have come to realise of some energy out there,
    that is guiding the lost soul……. but for some it is too weak!
    The negative energies are getting stronger and stronger!

    IF YOU CAN ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS IT WOULD BE GODLY
    AND BLESS YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME……..
    MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION OF ALL HERE;
    HOW DO I GET RID OF NEGATIVE ENERGY AROUND ME?
    Which is trying to make me fall and choose the wrong paths?

    Karma is a theory to explain, to which there are some factual evidences, which seem to fit the puzzle for many of life’s questions. However,
    Why should Karma, Maya, Dharma, Adharma and all this drama exist?

    Unless Krishna is bored, enjoys the
    very well choreographed,
    melodramatic life we live,
    which s/he put in auto-motion in the first place right?

    If that is the case……
    My questions continue, if Krishna is God,
    God is powerful, without limitations, has taken births as a human,
    who is in time, out of time, why would all this be just happening?
    Why would he separate us from him in the first place and plant us on Earth,
    just so we can be tested by Maya and be scrutinised?
    then be like an elastic band……
    or like a yo-yo between illusion (Life) and God/ Creator/ Krishna (Reality)?
    WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY?

    It aches the mother to see her child fall down and be in pain.
    If Krishna is friend, father, mother, partner, master then
    there are so many throughout the world in pain & misery.
    It seems things are being done via generous, enlightened souls like yourselves,
    other charities, but it is LITTLE SLOW DON’T YOU THINK?

    The negative energy seems to be doing things in light speed trying to shift the balance of power; how can that be allowed?
    While the good energy is working at human speed or even at snail’s pace……

    I mean we say that we need to learn from our mistakes. We fall tripping on a stone,
    so we walk carefully and next time jump over it.
    Then why are the cycles of Yuga in automation…….. to make us better…..?
    If a Maths genius finds the MOTHER of all formulae to answer questions regarding Big bang
    and everything else; the belief in God by the remaining few in the world will shift to a bare zero! As happening already with the world being consumed by science and its inventions!

    Even without an equation, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that this so called Yuga cycle will never finish if you apply the theory of Karma……
    The amount of evil thoughts & evil actions that are taking place in each soul
    multiplied by the years it takes to correct them in each birth; while MAYA keeps distracting continuously……. where does it end?

    Yet there are too many to name, who are so loaded with wealth and power;
    who do a little and turn their head and live in their luxury “illusion” life of theirs!
    Is it that they have sold their soul to the devil/ negative energy to have all that
    excess POWER & WEALTH?
    How else can you explain the inequality between the SUPER SUPER SUPER RICH AND
    MICRO MICRO MICRO POOR?

    According to the Yugas, over 420, 000 years remains……..
    geeeeeee
    ohhhhh man………. if things are worse already……..
    I dont want to stick around to see how MUCH WORSE it can get
    as decades pass; causing more CHAOS, HAVOC & EVIL.

    Please correct me if I am wrong;
    the way i see it, from the events happening around the world and from my own experience.
    The evil (negative energy) is voraciously thirsty for all the good souls, thus it
    makes them fall and gives them a hand with BONUS, thereby making them forget about
    GOD and the GOOD.
    While GOD, (Krishna / Jesus) sleeps or acting asleep and watching all the evil’s work.
    Then when s/he feels right to reincarnate, then does so like in the stories to get rid of the evil……… WHY should this be repeated again and again and again?

    While all this cycles keep repeating, it seems as though that the Evil & Maya
    obviously joint at the hips, are advancing infinitely further and further, scheming more ulterior motives to shift the balance of power.
    Again I argue my point, if God is superior, POWERFUL, wise, knows everything,
    THEN WHY IS GOD PLAYING A PART IN THIS CONTINUOUS LOOP HOLE?

    GOD is playing a game on us….
    Government is playing a game on us…..
    We are all “Alice in Wonderland!”

    • preethi says:

      You scanned bhagvatgeetha and other religious books but I don’t think you read it completely ,if you did you would’nt be asking and be so confused. But I can understand your agony as I had gone through the same and overcome it. You ask why GOD in first place put us in this condition but it is not him,it ourselves , being part and parcel of god we are like him and also have a very minute independence, using which we wish to enjoy or become lord without supreme authority, for such people GOD who grants everyone’s desire creates this material world, but when people are great in number he created our rules by which we should abide to live happily,because as a father he needs to fulfil all his children’s needs .this yuga we live is kali yuga for those who wish to live without any rules therefore this yuga is full of havoc.If you continue reading srimad bhagvatam your faith in lord will automatically increase and about the negative you need not bother if you really need to get out of this crazy world just wish for it deeply and continue reading bhagvatam or geetha and chant lord’s name. when it aserts that you realy want to get out of it lord will definetly send help.
      JAI SHRI KRISHNA

  39. girdhar gurha says:

    Hare Krishna,
    I read news letter written by you dated 3rd June about Sanatan Dharma.
    It has cleared some doubts in my mind. Hope to recieve nice nice articles written by you in news letter in future also,
    Hare Krisna

  40. Gaurav says:

    I simply love this community. The newsletters make me feel great about myself as a person and motivate me to advance in krsna consciousness.
    Hare Krsna!!

  41. Tiffany says:

    Many gracious thank you’s KRSNA – I surrender to you my fears, anxieties and you are my eternal occupation in Love, Peace, Joy, Abundance & Smiles 2 Share 😉 😉 😉 Hare KRSNA IN JOY AND LOVE

  42. Hare Krishna!

    Dear prabhuji,

    I have really enjoyed going through your newsletters and am eagerly waiting for new ones. However, since the past couple of weeks, there are no newsletters coming in from you.

    Kindly dont stop please. I dont ideally comment on any of your newsletters, but not because I dont read them, I read them all with great eagerness and happiness, but I dont comment because there is nothing to comment on them quite frankly, as the essence of what you write is all based on the teachings of the Bhagvad Gita which is the absolute truth and Srila Prabhupada’s teachings which are very very precious and based on teachings of Krishna Himself.

    You are sharing with us the essence of parts of His knowledge, and therefore your newsletters do not require any further commentary and neither are they subject to any sort of debate.

    Therefore it is a pleasure prabhuji to read your news letters, and I humbly request you to kindly please not stop sending us your news-letters. The last one that i received was your newsletter on the “2010 – End of the world?”

    if you have made any more, kindly please, please send them.

    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

  43. Ashish says:

    hare krishna,
    This article gave very clear and strong meaning as to what is the actual
    dharma of living entity.
    Thank you very much for such an enlightening article.
    hare krishna

  44. kim says:

    thank you very much for the lessons i have never heard dharma translated as occupation in the past i’ve seen it translated dharma as truth or law could you say more about dharma

    hare krishna
    kim

  45. I am enlightened with the news letter. Actually service only gives eternal pleasure which can not be expressed in words

  46. rupa says:

    Hare Krishna
    i am a learner.can you differntiate between ‘karma akarma and vikarm’??
    Hare KRISHNA

  47. Hare krishna,
    thanks for sendind such useful information about our our religion.

  48. Cheryl Golden says:

    Namaste,

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories, thanks and praises to Sri Krsna Radha, Srila Prabupada, and all the devotees.

    I thoroughly appreciate your articles and gladly add them to my Krsna Consciousness education for they are sent out with careful concern for Krsna’s children.

    Sincerely,

    Hari Bol,

    Cheryl Golden

  49. saraswathi says:

    hare krishna prabhuji!!!
    Thank u for such wonder ful mails. Really if i starts reading ur mails i cant able to stop in between as im excited to knw more about it and involved very much.pls keep on sending such fantastic mails.
    hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
    hare ram hare ram ram ram hare hare

    haribol
    saraswathi

  50. sumit sharma says:

    Hare Krishna
    this is clear by this article that our eternal duty is to serve Krishna.
    but i m confused a bit that what is the best possible way to render service to Krishna.because by most of our doings we are just only getting sukrati and that is also one type of karma. So how will my service ultimately reach to Krishna.

    • Parimal Shah says:

      Dear Mr. Sumit Sharma,

      I had questions very similar to what you had a couple of months ago. How to serve Krishna. A lot of my questions were answered by reading the fantastic books of Srila Prabhupada. He has given his commentary on the Bhagvad Gita which is available everywhere as Bhagvad Gita As it Is. Plus the commentaries on Srimad Bhavatam also by Srila Prabhupada answers all questions and much more. I am myself not properly qualified to answer your questions or render any spiritual advice to you. However I can request you to simply read the Bhagvad Gita As it is and the Srimad Bhagvatam with proper attention (both are available in english), you will find that really all answers to all your questions will be found there. Plus you may also listen to lectures of Srila Prabhupada on the Srimad Bhagvatam in Mp3 format in english. They are simply excellent. I was assisted by HG Rupvilas prabhuji who is a grihastha associated with Iskcon mumbai and his simple advice was to simply to read books of Srila Prabhupada carefully, listen to lectures, chant the Hare Krishna mahamantra and serve the deities of Lord Sri Krishna and pray for His causeless mercy and grace. All this doe snot take much time, if you will do this Mr. Sharma, you will see that within just a few months, everything is answered and everything falls into place automatically by Krishna’s mercy!

      Hare Krishna!

  51. ARPITA ROY says:

    Hare Krishna,
    Sir first of all i would to thank u for such a good article.And while reading it ,i was having some questions in my mind and i would feel great to share it with you and also i am very anxious to get reply from your side.Sir as you have given the example of Fire that it has no identity other than it’s light and heat i.e. we can’t imagine fire without light and light.In the same way ‘Sanatan Dharma’ is for us ,our true identity,then Sir what is reason behind the existence of these accepted religion like Hindu,Muslim , Sikh or Chirstanity etc. Why our great religion leaders have given us this seperating identity from our real true idendity?

    • These religions, Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Christianity, etc, are given by various empowered representatives of God in various places and at various times. They are presentations of the absolute truth given to different people at different times and in different situations. So the details may appear to be different or contradictory. However all these systems, ultimately, are meant to lead us to the santana dharma which is our eternal occupation of performing loving devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna.

      Unfortunately many times the real teachings of religion get lost in time and what we see going on in the name of religion often has very little connection with awakening our eternal relationship with Krishna.

      The real test of religion is to see if the followers of that religion are developing into pure lovers of God. If as the result of following a particular religion our love for God increases and we automatically develop all the Godly qualities in our person we can understand that religious system is good. Otherwise, if this is not happening, we can understand it is simply a cheating religious system, simply a waste of time.

      These days most of the religious systems are simply cheating and they have no idea of God or of how to develop a loving relationship with him, therefore they are simply a waste of time.

      Krishna never mentions Hindu, Muslim, Christian, etc in the Bhagavad-gita. No. He simply demands, “Surrender to Me.” That is universal, it is for eveyone…All these designated religous systems are made by man, not by God. God does not care what religion you profess to belong to. What He cares about is if you love Him or not.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  52. suman says:

    hare krishna,provu

    lots of way,lots of god,lots of rules in sanatan dharma.
    but i love kirten, krishna,& gita.

    how can i get orginal way in sanatan dharma?

  53. Vipin Yadav says:

    Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa Ji,

    Its Great

    My humble request to u prabhu ji that Please start something new for the youngs which fascinate them and thus they morally motivated also would help to build them on the moral bases.

    Thanks Prabhu ji.

    A devotee of The Lord Krsna
    Vipin Yadav

  54. carmen says:

    hare krishna once again thank you very much,i love krishna way it makes light on all. hare krishna hare krishna…. please keep sending this wonderment for i have lot to learn. blessed be.

  55. Abhishek says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu Ji.

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful newsletters. As I am following all your newsletters I get answers to many of my questions, but many parallel questions creep into my mind as well.
    One question I would request to ask is, if every living entity is considered to be part and parcel of GOD, how does serving GOD and serving the living entities differ?

    Abhishek

  56. Thomas says:

    Hare Krishna

    I am really starting to understand ever since I have been reading these newsletters. I believe Krishna is the real Godhead.

    Thank you

  57. Tiffany says:

    Hare Krsna!

    Thank you, most graciously, for your lessons and energy!
    Love,Peace,Joy,Abundance & Smiles 2 Share 😉 😉 😉

    Hare Krsna!

  58. Sanjay Amrutkar says:

    Hare Krishna,
    News letter on Santana Dharma was really knowledgeable.i would like to know more about supreme personality of Godhead lord Krishna.

  59. Sanjay Amrutkar says:

    Hare Krishna,
    since i have started reading Bhagavatgita,i am understanding it more better way.pls enlighten my existing knowledge about Krishna.It was really knowledgeable reading Sanatan Dharma.

  60. GANAPATI M.G. says:

    Hare Krishna
    Really very very good explanation. Iwas looking for it.

    thanks , very very grateful to all GURUs

  61. raghuram says:

    Hare Krishna,

    The Articles are Excellent.They are enlightening and very pleasing to our minds and feel like reading them repetitively,so please continue to send them so that one day we can reach to our ultimate destination which is rendering a loving devotional service to the Lotus feet of that great lord Krishna.
    Thanks.
    Hare Krishna
    Raghuram

  62. Derek says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa,
    Thank you for the first of many e-mails that I have and will receive, blessed are you for sharing the word. Thank you again Hare Krishna.

  63. Respected Madhudvisa prabuji,

    I felt very happy and eagar to serve pure devotee like you as well as sri radhakrishna after reading your explian about the eternal dharma of living entity.oh lord i beg your mercy so i can engage in service of radhakrishna as well pure devotee.HARI BOL!

  64. Amador says:

    Hello, why is the entity Krishna so important to worship? It seems like Krishna is worshiped like Jesus Christ. Is Krishna a literal G-D, like the claims of Christianity(Christ), or is there a hidden meaning behind this entity. And, why is Krishna blue in many Eastern Indian paintings. This is just a few of many questions I need answered. I hope You can help…….

    Best Wishes,
    Amador

    • Hare Krishan Amador

      Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is the same God everyone is worshipping. He has many forms. But His original form is Krishna, a beautiful young boy with a bluish-blackish complexion playing wonderfully on the flute in the lush forests of Vrindavan with his cowherd boyfriends and gopi girlfriends.

      There is no hidden meaning. Krishna, the cause of all causes is a beautiful young cowherd boy wandering in the forests of Vrindavan… And He is blue…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  65. prasad says:

    i agreee to all tht u say, and its very entertaining, but i find chanting very borin… any solutions? i like hearin to kirtans, participatin in it, but chantin is borin……

    • Hare Krishna Prasad

      Yes. You are very honest. In the beginning we have no taste for chanting Hare Krishna. Jumping up and down in Kirtan with our friends is fun. But chanting Hare Krishna is boring. That is because actually we have no taste in the beginning for spiritual life. The example given by Srila Prabhupada to explain this is a man with the jaundice disease. In this diseased condition the man looses his taste for sweet things. Sweet things taste bitter to him. If you give this man who is infected with jaundice some nice sweet things he will not like to eat it. But for the jaundice diseased man the cure is to eat sweet things and drink the fresh sweet fruit juice, etc. But, because of the disease, these sweet things taste bitter to him and he does not want to take them, but he has to take them, and if he does his disease will be cured.

      So it is like that with us. The chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra is actually very sweet and attractive. But because we have this material disease. We are very much attached to material sense gratification. We have no taste for chanting the Hare Krishna mantra. But the Hare Krishna mantra is very sweet and it is actually the only cure for our material disease.

      So in the beginning we have to develop the faith in Krishna consciousness, the faith in Srila Prabhupada, the faith in this scientific process of saddhana-bhakta. And we ahve to be prepared to undergo the saddhana. That means following the four regulative principles (no illicit sex, no meat eating, no gambling and no intoxication) and chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna maha mantra daily.

      We can not expect to develop a taste for chanting the Hare Krishna mantra unless we surrender to this process of saddhana-bhakti as prescribed by Srila Prabhuapda. It is like if you have some illness so you go to the doctor and he prescribes some medicine to cure it. Then if you do not take the medicine what is the point of your visit to the doctor? It is like that. Srila Prabhupada is giving us the cure to the material disease. And if we want to take advantage of it then we have to follow the prescription.

      So please continue chanting Hare Krishna maha mantra. Even though you find it boring. If you keep chanting and concentrate on hearing each word then through that hearing your heart will become gradually purified more and more and you will develop a real taste for chanting Hare Krishna. After some time chanting Hare Krishna will not be boring for you any more. It will be a great relief. A freedom from all the problems of the material world. And as you progress more and more you will feel more transcendental pleasure from the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra.

      But even if you feel nothing you should be completely confident that you are chanting the holy name of Krishna as sincerely and as well as you can, and you can know it for sure that Krishna is very happy with you for this and He will never forget your service in this way. So keep chanting Hare Krishna. I guarantee if you do stick to this you will find it to be very, very wonderful as time goes on.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  66. Mehala.s says:

    i like this article very much…i love to serve lord krishna..HARE RAMA..HARE KRISHNA..

  67. John says:

    Dear Madhudvisa:
    Thanks so much for this article and the others you have sent. They’re informative, educational, and spiritually uplifting. Great job!
    Hare Krsna,
    John

  68. renounced greed,lust,envy,pride,shyness,fear,anger,attachment.
    surrenderded completely to lord jai shree krishna.
    every work is sacrificed to lord jai shree krishna ji .
    renounced fruits of action.
    transdented the three gunas(mode of goodness )or satvva guna.
    imagining lord jai shree krishna ji’s universal form in the heart.
    can dev see lord jai shree krishna ji’s universal form now .
    tell answer it is serious.
    JAI SHREE KRISHNA JI
    AND consired JAI SHREE KRISHNA JI as the ultimate goal .
    ANSWER it is IMPORTANT.
    otherwise dev is going to renounce this materiakl world.

  69. sunil says:

    please tell about gayatri maatha.

  70. Mahesh says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Ji,
    Thanks a lot for your very meaningful letters. I would love to get more knowledge about Lord Krishna.
    Madhudvisa Ji as it is said that we should serve Lord Krishna which is called the Sanatan Dharma. But how can we serve Krishna?????????
    And as it is said in Christianity that Jesus is the son of God. Is Krishna also the son of God??????????
    Servant of Lord Krishna,
    Mahesh.

  71. Brian says:

    Hare Krishna
    For me, who has been trying to understand the Gita, these posts are helping me no end.
    Many thanks
    Brian

  72. Sanjay Nayak says:

    Jayaguru to all and Hare Krishna.
    Really I feel proud to get the Lord Krishna News Letter as it is providing nutritous food to leave and attain the spirit of supreme ideology. No doubt who will read one paragraph daily, he will feel the existance of God and remain happy.

  73. aman says:

    hare krishna swami ji and hail shri krishan

    swami ji your articles are really helping us to grow in spiritual progress. but one thing whose solution i am not getting anywhere is that how can one overcome his/her feel of guilt after looking back what a crap life we were living and how much disgusting things we have done ,repercussions of which are still felt in some or other corner of mind and mana. swami ji if one is not going to pardon himself for his negative karmas what is the path to mitigate its effect and rejuvenate oneself in the field of spiritual path .
    guide me swami ji as i am confused over it as negativity still reminds me of my previous karmas.i’ll be waiting for your answer.

    namaskar

    • Hare Krishna Aman

      There is nothing we can do about the past, but we can change the future. So look forward, become determined that you will have a good Krishna conscious future, don’t look back.

      The counteracting process is chanting the Hare Krishna mantra:

      Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
      Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

      So just chant Hare Krishna sincerely and seriously and look forward to a new life where you will strictly follow the four regulative principles [no illicit sex, no meat eating, no gambling and no intoxication] and where you will always remember Krishna, and never forget Krishna. Don’t worry about trying to making amends for the past. Just concern yourself with becoming Krishna conscious.

      You can not do this, trying to make some amends for the past bad karma by doing some pious activities. It does not work. Somehow you will still end up being implicated in good or bad karma. A devotee wants to become free from all karmic reactions and that is only possible if we transform our lives so our every action is performed for the service of Krishna. That should be our goal.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  74. amit says:

    Hare krishna
    why you are say Bhagavad Gita, what is the meaning Bhagavad ?.why you are not say only gita.

    Thanks

    amit

    • Hare Krishna Amit

      “Bhagavad” comes from “Bhagavan” which means “God” and “gita” means “song.” So “Bhagavad Gita” means “Song of God,” whereas “gita” simply means “song.” Therefore we say “Bhagavad Gita.”

      • Sanjay Nayak says:

        Harekrishna Madhudvisa, Please clarify me why some human life gets so much suffering in the existanxe of God along with His World.

  75. Devarajan says:

    Madhudvisa ji!

    A great connection you gave between the Santana Dharma & Dharma

    Sukhriya!!!

    Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare hare!

  76. sreekumar says:

    THANKS

    MOST OF THE INDIANS MISUNDERSTOOD THAT SANATHANA DHARMA = HINDUISM.BUT YOUR ARTICLE CLEARS EVERYTHING

    SREE

  77. Prabhupada DAsa says:

    Thanks for sending this mails, learning more every day.!

  78. Gokula says:

    Hare Krishna.I have been serching for exact meaning of the Sanathana Dharma , today by your mail i understood very perfectly wt is the meaning of the Sanathana Dharma. Thanks A lot Madhu, you r helping so many people to reach Krishna.

  79. Nilima says:

    Hare Krishna Dandavat Pranam,
    PAMHO,
    I am raely enjoying and getting so many things from this new letter.
    It clears so many doubts and mis understandings about dharma.

    Thanks a Lot!!!!!!!!!!

  80. Gaurasundar Das says:

    Sanatana Dharma or eternal gospel quoted in the Bible.

    AND I SAW ANOTHER ANGEL FLY IN THE MIDST OF HEAVEN (or in midair), HAVING THE EVERLASTING (or eternal) GOSPEL TO PREACH (or proclaim) UNTO THEM THAT DWELL (or live) ON THE EARTH, AND TO EVERY NATION, AND KINDRED (or tribe), AND TONGUE (or language), AND PEOPLE-Rev 14:6.

    Whether this is 1) a literal angel preaching as he flies in the air, or 2) a symbolic angel.

    AND I SAW ANOTHER ANGEL ASCENDING FROM THE EAST, HAVING THE SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD: AND HE SHOUTED WITH A LOUD VOICE TO THE FOUR ANGELS, TO WHOM IT WAS GIVEN TO HURT THE EARTH AND THE SEA SAYING, HURT NOT THE EARTH (or land), NEITHER THE SEA, NOR THE TREES, TILL WE (plural) HAVE SEALED THE SERVANTS OF OUR GOD ON THEIR FOREHEADS-Rev 7:2-3.

  81. gary clarke says:

    thankyou for this excellent newsletter. i am really enjoying the study and learning much. i always look forward to the next one.

  82. Razzak Khan says:

    Hare Krishna

    I was a wondering soul, wasting my life following Islam till I came across the books written by Srila Prapupada. Today I feel that my soul can only be liberated by Krsna. It is so sad that I wasted my on futile pursuits thinking that I am worshiping God.
    Krsna forgive my ignorance and increase in my heart the love for you and your creations.

    Hari Bol

  83. Narasimhan says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa ji,

    Thanks for the newsletters.

    In Bhagwad Gita Chapter-12 “Devotional Service” also Lord Krishna says,

    10. If you cannot practise regulations of bhakti-yoga, then just try to work for Me, because working for Me you will come to the perfect stage.

    11. If however you are unable to work in this conciousness of Me, then try giving up all results of your work and try to be self-situated.

    12. Better than Knowledge is meditation, better than meditation is renunciation is fruits of activities, for by such renunciation one can attain peace.

    If we render service to society with this conciousness, we would find purpose and meaning in our life.

    Thanks,

    Narasimhan

  84. Raju Gautam says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Dasa-ji,
    I greatly appreciate the message you have sent through this newsletter. The difference between Dharma and Sanatana Dharma have been clearly explained. Your suggestion to redirect our services to supreme Lord Krishna is so meaningful and uplifting.

    Eternally thankful to Lord Krishna for his blessings and mercy.
    Your humble servant,
    Raju

  85. Ramesh Parthasarathy says:

    Harekrishna Prabhu JI,

    Your email on Sanatana Dharma is very useful. I am happy to have subscibed myself to this news letter.Pls keep sending more clarifications and the essence of The Gita regularly.

    But I have only one small doubt. Dharma also denotes giving alms to the needy and the down trodden, but here it is mentioned as Occupation. Pls clarify.

    Jai Shri Krishna.

    Ramesh.

  86. Jayaraman KN says:

    Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare
    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

    I am just enjoying every sentence spoken by Supreme Personality of Godhead. So far I have read emails upto Sanathana dharma. It is inspiring.

    Jai

  87. william o. regular says:

    Hare Krishna! its all glorious the words emanating from lips of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

  88. chandan singh says:

    hare krishna prabhuji
    dandvat pranam
    prabhuji for a long time i have not received any mail
    on harikatha from you. please keep sending them so that we can get more knowledge about lord krishna
    hare krishna
    your humble servant
    chandan singh

  89. TRISHA says:

    hare krsna everyone

    thanks for the lovely newsletters.
    i read all your newsletters and its really inspiring
    i would like to broaden my knowledge on the SUPREME LORD KRSNA

    HARIBOL
    TRISHA MATA

  90. Bhawna says:

    hare Krishna Prabhu,

    I read all your articles, They are full of deep knowledge about krishna. Thanks for sending such good knowledge. I want to ask that how to ,nake Krishna happy,If we surrender ourselves to his feet, Is it possible to see him. Can we talk to him and if we can than how can it be done.

    Thanks

    • Hare Krishna Bhawna

      Yes. We can talk to Krishna. We can see Krishna. Even now we can see Krishna in the temple and we can talk to Him and He will hear us. Krishna knows everything we are thinking, feeling and willing. And He will talk to us also. Maybe not personally standing in front of us and talking to us. But in so many ways He will talk with us. To recognize Krishna talking to you you have to become Krishna conscious. Follow the process of saddhana bhakti. Chant the Hare Krishna mantra. Read Srila Prabhuapda’s books. It is not so easy to talk to Krishna. And devotees are not so much wanting to order Krishna that “You come before me so I can talk with You.” Devotees mood is “Krishna, please engage me in Your service.” So we should be feeling more like that. “Krishna please engage me in Your service.” That should be our prayer. And when Krishna sends the service we need to be prepared to dedicate our lives to doing the service.

      Sometimes we forget that Krishna conscious is “devotional service.” To become Krishna conscious means that instead of using our time, energy, money, etc for serving maya, we use everything for serving Krishna. We will never become Krishna conscious if we do not transfer our energy from serving maya to serving Krishna.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

  91. Nicole says:

    Wonderful articles, they help me a lot as being at very begining about reading and understanding Bhagavad Gita, thank you. Though today article had really raised a big question. These lines offer a solution but how to apply it?

    “…No matter what religion one professes to belong to, this eternal occupation of rendering service remains with the living entity. To perfect one’s life one simply requires the redirection of this service. Instead of serving in the material world, he can serve Krishna, the Supreme Persoanlity of Godhead…”

    How can be this applied by someone in the middle of a rush-hour world, engaged most of the day into work, noisy enviroment, with no possibilities to perform any external ritual and so on? How can someone change its thiking/ mind in order to “redirect his/her service”? I understand this change first as a total change of mind frame with what we see the world and ourselves but how? It seems that I am escaping smth in all these. Please help. Blessings.

    • Hare Krishna Nicole

      It is true, you have pointed out that we are very busy and distracted in the modern world and there is very little time in our lives to serve Krishna.

      So obviously we have to change the way we live, and instead of serving in the material world serve Krishna.

      We just have to do it.

      There is a story about the washerman. In India each washerman has a donkey. Early in the morning the washerman gets up, wakes up the donkey and goes to all the houses of his customers and picks up the day’s washing. By the time the washerman has collected all the washing there is a huge heavy pile of clothes on the back of the donkey. And it is difficult for the donkey to carry all this weight. But he is thinking, “I must do it because in the evening the washerman will give me some grass to eat. If I do not do it I will not get the grass and I will die…”

      The washerman then takes the donkey loaded down with the heavy clothes to the river where he washes and drys all the clothes and then piles them back on the donkey to deliver them back to his customers.

      And finally the donkey gets home and the washerman gives him a small pile of grass…

      You see the donkey is thinking he has to work for the washerman, otherwise he is thinking he will die because the washerman will not give him any grass…

      But the foolish donkey does not realize that grass is growing everywhere. Anywhere he can just eat some grass that is naturally growing from the ground…

      So we are like the donkey…

      If we transfer our activities from serving in the material world to serving Krishna Krishna will supply us with everything we need. But we think I have to work so hard 24 hours a day to get that paycheck at the end of the week…

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

  92. prakash p katarki says:

    Sir,
    Hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare.

    I would like say my thanks to you for connecting me to your newsletter and which will give us happiness and solution to many problems. Today I hade read your letter it is explained the duty and the perpose of our soul to service our socity, nation, through that we can submitt pooja to God Sri Krishna.

    Prakash.

  93. maurizio says:

    Hare Krishna,

    Thank you Madhudvisa dasa, for your enlightening mails,
    in a positive energy mean and sharing.
    I wish the best for you

    Maurizio

  94. HARE KRISHNA , I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS PLS CAN U GIVE ME ANSWERS OF THAT QUESTIONS ,,,,, HARI BOL

  95. Hitesh Patel says:

    Hare Krsna, Madhudvisa dasa

    I have been receiving your newsletters now for the past two months. I have not been able to reply or comment lately due to work. However, please know that I have been listening to your presentations and enjoying them thoroughly. Please keep up the very good work.

    Your Servant,
    Hitesh

  96. Dianne says:

    Hari Bol,

    At long last, my heart and soul have found what has been searched for all these years. Upon each re-reading of these mailings (and what I am finding on the web when I am able to connect) my heart feels increasingly more at peace.

    The answer to my prayers of many years ago, that I thought were answered by finding a diciple of of Praphupada, I suddenly realize was stage one in finding the answer regarding “who or what is GOD”. By being introduced to the knowledge of the existence of Radha-Krsna was not the answer For a long time I thought it was of itself the answer, it was a step along the way leading me to the answer which I am finding now.

    Right now I would love to speak my heart regarding my 40 years plus active search looking for GOD, however I am hesitant to do so because I very much want not to needlessly speak against or critsize any devotee, even though what was given to me by that person may not have been entirely TRUTH per Prabhupada’s writings. I want to THANK from the very core of my being everything that everyone has done to bring me to this point in my Spiritual development.

    As I do not personally have a computer (or cell phone or any gadget to attach to the web with), I use a student’s computer that is sometimes available for me to use, and I watch DVDs I have purchased on mini player, as well as read. This is my contact with the Disciplic Succession. My access to the computer time is quite limited.

    Daily I increasingly appreciate the books and DVDs I have purchased. My heart is grateful to all of you who have made these available to me, a senior citizen, a “westerner” who was raised in demonic family circumstances.

    I am forever grateful to you all. Thanks to you that I also am on my way Back to Godhead.

    Hari Bol, Hare Krsna

  97. RAKESH ARORA says:

    hare krishna
    i read your mail and same thing i read in geeta today through you almighty has given me achance to know what i am and what are my duties for one thing i want to know how i leave my bad habits to bring change in me which i need
    radhey radhey

  98. santosh ghadi says:

    hare krishna maharaj,

    thankyou so much for your wonderful letter of sanatana dharma.maharaj i need your mercy and blessings to imbibe this eternal religion of krishna conciousness. i am having relization that without remembering krishna life is dull n morose .advice me how to progress on path of this eternal religion

  99. Henri says:

    Hare Krsna ,

    Thank-you for your newsletters, they are wonderful to read and enriching my days.
    I am understanding that the eternal quality of the living being is different to the living being. And that the eternal quality of the living being is service to Krsna, and service to Krsna is the constant companion of the living being. Is that right ? I was thinking that the living being and the eternal quality is the same thing. Perhaps it is when the living being is engaged in the service of Krsna? or perhaps it never is ?

    Hari Bol
    Henri

  100. Vijaya Rakesh says:

    Nice way of presentation, we r eagerly waiting for your next news letter…

  101. Jarle says:

    Pamho,Hare Krishna
    Thank you so much for your classes and for taking time to answer the questions. Krishna is the Father of all ,and then he apears as a small child on this planet. One has a different way of tending to a child than to a farther. Naturally one want to protect and serve the child, and the father is often the one one comes to for protection. This mysterious tranzendental way of Krishna to apear is so wonderful.
    Thank you again for sharing your divine knowledge
    All Glories to Srila Prabhupad
    Jarle

  102. michael thomas says:

    i would like to learn about krishna consciousness plus i’am interested in knowing about both the hare krishna mantra & the hare krishna philosophy,i’am currently reading some of the books by srila prabhupada.

    • Hare Krishna Michael. Please keep reading Srila Prabhuapda’s books and when you come accross something that you have a question about something please ask it and I will try and answer for you. Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

  103. kunaldutt says:

    hare krishna Madhudvisa dasaji thanks for the continued letter in the series, i would be extremely thankful if you do enlighten me on the following point-
    with their being no body after death, who is put to suffering in yamalok or who is the enjoyer in indralok? obviously not this body. hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare/hare ram hare ram ram ram hare hare.thank you

    • Hare Krishna Kunaldutt. Thanks for the great qustion, “Who is it who is put into suffering in Yamaloka (hell) or who is the enjoyer in Indraloka (heaven).”

      Of course the answer is that it is I, the self, who is the enjoyer or the sufferer of the results of my karma, good karma or bad karma. We are not the material body, rather we are the spirit soul, the driver of the body. It is like a motor car driver is not the car. He is within the car and he is controlling the car. But he is not the car.

      Heaven and Hell, Indralok and Yamalok, are planets within this material universe. When we go there we do not take the gross material body, made of the five elements: earth , water, fire, air and ether. However we have another covering over the soul apart from this gross material body. We also have the subtle body which is also material, but finer. That is composed of the mind, intelligence and ego. So when the soul is transferred to either heaven or hell at the time of death the soul covered by the subtle body is transferred there.

      So we enjoy or suffer in heaven or in hell in the subtle body. Also many times when we enter either a heavenly planet or hellish planet we will take birth there and in that way we will get another material body and we will then become illusioned again into thinking “I am this body and the pleasures and pains of this body are mine.”

      So it is like that. The actual enjoyer or sufferer of the results of our karma is the soul, but we will continue to change bodies and be given the appropriate bodies, either for suffering in Hell or enjoying in Heaven.

  104. Hare Krishna! All glories to Srila Prabhupada.Thank you for all these nice posts and for all these Prabhupada nectar.I’m trying to utilize these posts to preach in Turkish as well and I’m getting inspired.I personally thank Madhudvisa Prabhu for serving Prabhupada who gives us all what we need and for helping us with Prabhupada DVDs some time ago when we translated them into turkish as well. JAYA PRABHUPADA!

  105. Yvonne says:

    Dear Madhudvisa dasa,

    Thank you for this highly informative article. What is devotional service? Is selfless service to man, and animals, that is offered to Lord Krishna, considered devotional service?

    Thank You,

    yvonne.

    • Dear Yvonne

      Devotional service is service to Krishna and service to Krishna’s pure devotees, it is not service to man or service to animals. So many philanthropic groups are there for feeding the hungry and for protecting cats and dogs, but this is not devotional service at all. If you cook nice foods for Krishna with love and offer them to Him and then distribute the prasadam, the remnants of the food offered to Krishna, then that is devotional service because you are cooking it for Krishna, and it is also service to the hungry men because you are feeding them. But that is very beneficial to them because they are getting Krishna prasadam…

  106. Maurizio says:

    Thank you for the precious words and especially for the service as you’re giving to me.

    with regard

    Maurizio

  107. subramanian.p.s. says:

    hare krishna,
    namaskar madudvisa dasa ji,
    very nice and easy to understand about thw sanadhana dharma.
    A very nice explanation about the diference about the religion and sanathana dharma.

  108. Wayne says:

    Dear Madhudvisa dasa,

    Hare Krishna

    Many thanks for your informative articles, please continue

    Regards

    Wayne

  109. Vinay says:

    Hare Krishna, Hari Bol

    Madhudvisa Prabhu

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

    Thank you so much for a wonderful article on Sanatana Dharma. Your Articles (emails) are the most awaited emails now-a-days.

    I look forward very anxiously to your emails and have taken liberty to forwrad them to few of my friends & Relatives who, I have found to be very interested in the Teachings of Shrimad Bhavagavad Gita.

    Please let me know if I am allowed to do so, & if not then I assure you that I’ll never do it again.

    Some of them, by now, must have registered directly at yoru Website.

    Prabhu ji, its been long since I have received your emails (last on 12 Jan 2009) and am waiting for the same.

    Hari Bol

    Vinay

  110. Anjan says:

    Hare Krishna to everyone,

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

    Thank you madhudvisa dasa for a wonderful article on Sanatana Dharma.
    I am very happy after reading the article and the responses posted.
    Please continue this great service to mankind.

    Ys,
    Anjan

  111. Anila says:

    Hare krishna,

    The Articles are Excellent.They are enlightening and very pleasing to our minds and feel like reading them repeatitively,so please continue to send them so that one day we can reach to our ultimate destination which is rendering a loving devotional service to the Lotus feet of that great lord Krsna.
    Thanks.
    Hare krishna
    Anila

  112. Chandrasekhar says:

    Hmmm….

    Honestly speaking your article was good. But we should try convey all of your messages on a global basis. Because you talked about the division of sects, they are all dross. Due to the division of sects our world is facing the danger of terrorism. Everyone has their own opinion and no one likes to listen to others.

    1) “A person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires- that enters like rivers into the ocean, which is ever being filled but is always still-can alone attain real peace, not the person who strives such desires.

    2) “As a strong wind sweeps away a boat on the water, even one of the roaming senses on which the mind focuses can carry away a mans intelligence”.

    3) “While contemplating the objects of senses, a person develops an attachment for them, and from such attachment lust develops, and from lust anger arises. From anger delusion arises and from delusion arises and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered intelligence is lost and when intelligence is lost one again falls down into the material pool”.

    4) “One whose happiness is within, who is active and rejoices within, and whose aim is inward is actually the perfect mystic. He is liberated in the Supreme, and ultimately attains the Supreme”.

    5) “The senses, the mind and the intelligence are the sitting places of this lust. Though them lust covers the real knowledge of the living entity and bewilders him”.

    6) “When your intelligence has passed out of the dense forest of delusion, you shall become indifferent to all that has been heard and all that is to be heard”.

    7) “A person who neither rejoices upon achieving something pleasant nor laments upon obtaining something unpleasant, who is self-intelligent who is bewildered, and who knows the science of God, is already situated in transcendence”.

    8) “An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact of with the material senses. “O son of Kunti” such pleasures have a beginning and an end so a wise man does not delight in them”.

    9) “One who works in devotion, who is a pure soul, who controls his mind and senses, is dear to everyone and everyone is dear to him. Though always working, such a man is never entangled”.

    10) “One who is able to withdraw his senses from sense objects, just like the tortoise which draws its limbs within the shell, is firmly fixed in perfect consciousness”.

    These are the My favourites from the Gita.

    Also i am not finished yet. Meditation is an essential part of the Gita. We may talking on the physical level but we have to take this to the experiential level. So, guys do meditate on the Gita or else we would be just talking without following the rules of the gita.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the thoughtful comment and the nice verses from the Gita.

      I am not exactly sure what your complaint about the article is. The problems we are facing in the world are actually due to our attempts at eliminating the four natural divisions that are existing everywhere. Krishna says in the Gita, catur varnam maya srstam guna karma vibhagasa. “I have created the four types of work and the four types of me to do this work.” So this varnasrama system is eternal. It can not be eliminated. And unless we accept that there are four types of men, brahmanans, ksatriyas, vaisyas and sudras, and unless we identify them by their qualities and engage them in work according to their natures the wars and terrorism will simply increase and increase. The world is in such a mess because we have tried to get rid of these divisions and the sollution is to identify the different qualities people have and to engage them in work according to their qualities.

      • mamta waldia says:

        HARE KRISHNA ,HARE KRISHNA ,KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE…….

        I understand the significance of Varna system but actually strictly following this Varna sytem had created so much havoc in past don’t you think so all the other religious faiths that had emmerged in India were strictly opposing Varna system why because……….??????
        all those people of upper clans were so much high headed that it gave rise to untouchablity….with so many rules imposed on sudra’s .
        if u have ever read manusmriti u will come accross thsoe strict rules….

        even thinking about all such rules make us feel OH LORD HOW BRUTAL!!!!

        SO THAT’S HOW I BELIEVE PEOPLE LOST FAITH ON SANATAN DHARMA.

        when i think about all these things in our past ot makes me full of grieviances…..

        I don’t understand why all this things had happened and why Brahmans become so brutal & cruel to those people forgetting that even they are integal part of the society they are part of Krishna too …
        even that they are human too……..I belongs to Kastriya class but ….I do believe that if alltthose rules would be executed with a sense of humanity …..we would n’t had lost this Varna system & faiths of people of lowr classes who have changed their faiths to Muslims,Buddhists &even to Sikhism.because they believe all are equal in God’s territory……

        SHREE KRISHNA ARPANAM NAMASTU

        PLEASE ANSWER ME ,This Aspect is Killing me…….
        & please send me notification at my email address…….

        SHREE KRISHNA ARPANAM NAMASTU……..
        HARE BOL….

        • Hare Krishna Prabhu

          The problem is in India they developed the “caste” system. Which is a perversion of the Varnasrama system. The Varnas are supposed to be determined, according to Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita, by “guna” and “karma.” It means by quality and work. So if you have the qualities of a ksatriya and if you work as a ksatriya then, and only then, would you be accepted as a ksatriya in a real Varnasrama system that is functioning in accordance with the Vedas.

          However, what happened in India, is evil men who were interested in exploiting others turned this system into something quite different by declaring that the varna is determined by the jati, or birth. They argued that if one is born as the son of a Brahman father then he is a brahmin. But this is a total perversion of the system as described in the Vedas. It is not hereditary case system at all. A brahman is identified by his personal qualities and his work, not by the family he was born in.

          So it is this perversion of the true Varna system and the exploitation of the people in India by the so-called ‘Brahmans,’ who are generally completely unqualified, they are usually actually sudras or less, that has caused so much trouble in India. When you have sudras taking the post of brahmans then naturally they will create havoc and the people will hate this system and turn against it. And that is what we see happening in India at the moment. Almost everyone is against this hereditary caste system. And we are also completely against this hereditary caste system also.

          What has been going on as the “caste system” in India for so many years is a complete perversion and misrepresentation of the actual Varnasrama system described in the Vedas. It should be abolished and the real system, based on the actual qualities of the people and how they are working to determine what caste they are should be established.

          There are four different types of men and four different types of work for them. This system is established by Krishna and it is eternal. And no society can go on peacefully and successfully unless this is acknowledged and incorporated into the structure of the society.

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

          • mamta waldia says:

            Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
            Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare…

            Thank you very much for answering my this query I was so stupid I actually never visited this page again to see your reply I thought that I will get notification automatically once you will answer it .so I used to feel really depressed that My question was so stupid that You didn’t pay any heed to reply.

            Thank You for your reply

            HARE KRISHNA….

            thank you for solving my this query…

          • Ashok says:

            What you have given is not the correct meaning of”chaturvarnam maya shrasta gunakarma vivagshah” It means that based on the traits and type of activity he engages I have classified human beings in four categories:Brahamana,Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra- (not based on ones birth in the caste system of the present social structure of Bharata Varsha.) Ashok

      • Amarnath. says:

        Hari om, Iam sorry to differ from your views on accepting the division of people on the basis of varnas.
        It might have been accepted during the ancient period of mahabharatha… But, can not be accepted as on date.
        1)Baghavan krishna said that there are three types of gunas among people. satvum, rajo, thmas.
        These days, we find all brahmins do not possess satva guna, by birth.They mostly exhibit rajo and thmas gunas. so, discriminating 4 types do not hold good now.
        Our individual self is nothing but brahman-the universal self.
        If you want to propagate our sanathana dharma, please remove all such wrong notions,which are not relevant today. In every one of us , god resides in the form of zeevatma.
        As you know, our vedas allowed only brahmins to study vedanta, But, these days, even foreigners are taught vedic knowledge- which was much against the ancient principle.There is nothing wrong to teach vedanta to deserving,students.
        All must be treated equal, not on the basis of caste. You know, even sage valmiki attained enlightment with chanting of a single word ‘Rama”. but, many spiritual seekers have failed with all their vedic knowledge.
        my only interest is that our rich vedic culture should not be mis-understood by others, all over the world.

        • Hare Krishna Amarnath

          You misunderstand Prabhu.

          We are not suggesting the current corrupt caste system as it is being practiced in India at present.

          That is wrong. One is not a brahman by birth. Krishna says in the Gita that the society must be divided into four divisions by guna [qualities] and karma [work]. So a brahmana is one who is in the mode of goodness and who works as a brahmana. Someone who is not in the mode of goodness is NOT a brahmana and should NEVER be recognized as a brahmana.

          So anyone, anywhere, regardless of birth or nationality, is a brahmana if he is in the mode of goodness and works as a brahmana. This is what Krishna describes in the Bhagavad-gita. This is Krishna’s eternal system of management for the society. If the society is to function at all properly then this Vanasarama system, dividing the people into four different divisions based on their guna [qualities] and karma [work] much be reestablished.

          This is eternal. It is just as relevant and essential today as it was when Krishna spoke the Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna 5000 years ago.

          Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

          Madhudvisa dasa

  113. hugh says:

    Thanks for your Emails,they are very informative.
    Thanks for sharing the LOVE.
    Hare Krishna

    Hugh

  114. Anand says:

    Great article. You are, of course, absolutely correct. We all have to serve. It is best if we direct that impulse to serve to Lord Krishna. In the current state of affairs, many are not happy. They keep working and try to force as much pleasure as they can into their bodies. But this is like running in a treadmill. You get nowhere. No progress is made. To use a physics analogy, you apply force, but you do no work.

    In order to do work, Lord Krishna’s grace is needed. True renunciation is accepting that everything moves according to the Lord’s will and everything belongs to Him.

    Thank you for this newsletter.

    Anand

  115. sriram krishnan says:

    hare krishna madhudvisa dasa,

    very clear explanation has been provided for the eternal occupation of man (sanatana-dharama) / it is clear from the article that man is an eternal servant and has been created by God for his enjoyment / no man can escape from rendering services in this material world / it is only, how this service can be rendered Godward so that this becomes a liberating transcendental service, is to be learnt / your continued ariticles on the Bhagavad-Gita is spiritually very uplifting / please keep up the good work.

    with warm regards
    hare krishna
    sriram k

  116. kanchan says:

    Thank you for such lovely mails its good to read harikatha while you are working in office. After reading this mails we would like to serve krishna.

    Hare Krishna
    Kanchan


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My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna."I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can.That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental!That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!


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