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Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta As It Is.

If you want to know me, then you must know about me from me. You can not speculate about me. [Srila Prabhupada]

The Pastimes of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Dear Prabhu’s, please accept my humble obeisance’s. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I have available Srila Prabhupada’s AUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY, which was
completed by the mercy of His Divine Grace on his disappearance day, the 18th of November 2001.
If you want to know me, then you must know about me from me. You can not speculate about me.
[S.P. Room Conversation with Reporter June 4, 1976, Los Angeles]
So that means, anyway, if you want to know about me, then you must know from me. That is authentic.
That is authentic. [Bhagavad-gita Lecture, 3.17-20, New York, May 27, 1966]
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Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Sulocana Prabhu for sacrificing his life to reveal Srila Prabhupada’s previously hidden letters to everyone, along with his ownwonderful realizations in his book Guru Business. Chapter seven of your book, where you exposed the pseudo Iskcon leaders offensive biography of Srila Prabhupada’s life, was such an essential service for the future of the mission.You uprooted that most poisonous weed and planted the seed for Srila Prabhupada’s authentic life story, with the following words “He left us his own autobiography, as it is.” I feel very fortunate to be able to hold the watering can for a short time, and help this seed grow. I pray this book helps in fulfilling the first purpose of your book. “It must be revealed to the world exactly who Srila Prabhupada is and how he has nothing whatsoever to do with the corruption going on amongst ISKCON’s leaders today.”; Thanks to George Harrison Prabhu for humbly assisting Srila Prabhupada in spreading the Hare Krishna Mantra throughout the world and for bringing so many souls including myself to His Divine Grace’s shelter. In your passing from this world you have profoundly awakened Krishna Consciousness in the innocent public and purified the whole atmosphere which has become so polluted due to sinful activity, particularly the blasphemy of Srila Prabhupada. You are no ordinary soul, as Srila Prabhupada said “I think George does not require to become my formal disciple because he is already more than my disciple…this good boy George Harrison, we must give him all glories.”; Thanks to Sanat Prabhu for risking his life, exposing thedemons crime of poisoning Srila Prabhupada and for striving for several years to wake up the false reform, so called Prabhupada followers, (Pada, Nityananda das et al) that Srila Prabhupada himself had clearly indicated he was being tortured and poisoned “unto death”. He and his family have fearlessly defended Srila Prabhupada’s honor, mission and his devotees, especially Mother Cow; Thanks to Mahesh Prabhu for helping me understand the importance of quoting from Srila Prabhupada in 1992 when we first met and also for lending me the pictures for this book; Thanks to Alan Lifeson for spending lots of his time teaching me the ABC’s of the computer; Thanks to Mothers Gangamayee and Annada Prabhu’s for generating Laxmi for this book by purchasing 2,000 original Sri Isopanisad’s from us; Thanks to Sudarshan Prabhu and Karnamrta Prabhu for their kind donations; Thanks to my wife’s parents Jagadish Chandra and Valli Mataji for their unknown financial help (ajnata sukrti); Thanks to Bhakta Gavin, Bhakta Steve and Mother Shelia Prabhu’s for transcribing Srila Prabhupada’s conversations andlectures which were not on the Veda Base. Thank you to my wife Indira devi dasi and my daughter Vrndavani devi dasi for their tolerance and support during some testing times. Jai Srila Prabhupada !!!

Contents

Foreword ………………………………………………………………………… 3

Introduction ………………………………………………………………………. 4

Adi-lila – The Early Pastimes

Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance …………………………………………………… 5

Srila Prabhupada’s Childhood ……………………………………………………. 11

Srila Prabhupada’s Marriage ……………………………………………………… 48

Srila Prabhupada Meets Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura ………………….. 54

Srila Prabhupada Gives Up Family Life To Take Sannyasa ………………………… 96

Madhya-lila – The Middle Pastimes

Srila Prabhupada Sets Sail For America Aboard The Jaladuta ……………………. 124

Srila Prabhupada’s Early Years In America ……………………………………… 139

Srila Prabhupada The Powerful Preacher And Spiritual Master …………………… 176

Srila Prabhupada Said …………………………………………………………… 194

Antya-lila – The Final Pastimes

Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance ………………………………………………. 212

Srila Prabhupada Lives Forever ………………………………………………….. 248

Srila Prabhupada’s Character And Qualities ……………………………………… 254

Srila Prabhupada’s Aprakata-lila ………………………………………………… 272

Srila Prabhupada’s Summary-lila ………………………………………………… 278

Appendixes …………………………………………………………………….. 341

Foreword

Dear Prabhu’s, please accept my humble obeisance’s.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada’s

I hope that this book Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta As It Is, will bring everyone who reads it closer to our ever well-wisher His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Due to my present situation I have only being instrumental in compiling this small book of Srila Prabhupada quotes describing his wonderful pastimes. I am sure that in the future this book will be made more complete and relishable by the addition of many more beautiful words from the lotus mouth of His Divine Grace.

The book is divided into three main sections namely Adi-lila (the early pastimes) Madhya-lila (the middle pastimes) and Antya-lila (the final pastimes) Within these three main categories are various sections and some of the quotes therein could have been used in other sections also.

In the back of the book there is a section called Srila Prabhupada’s Summary-lila which contains some nice quotes wherein Srila Prabhupada gives a description of long periods of his life. I felt it was best to leave these quotes as they were and not divide them up into small sections throughout the whole book.

Srila Prabhupada’s letters on the Veda Base didn’t contain the diacritic marks. I have tried to correct as many words as I could but there are still many without the correct markings, sorry.

Your fallen servant Mukunda dasa. (26th September 2001)

Introduction

Dear Srila Prabhupada, please accept my fallen obeisance’s at your lotus feet.

I desired to compile a book, in order to give everyone an opportunity to hear, glorify and remember some of your transcendental qualities and activities. Now you are mercifully manifesting it to me.

So offering respect to the spiritual master means to remember some of his activities. Some of his activities. Just like you offer respect to your spiritual master, namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine. This is the activity of your spiritual master, that he is preaching the message of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and he’s a disciple of Sarasvati Thakura. Namas te sarasvate. You should pronounce it sarasvate, not sarasvati. Sarasvati is the, my spiritual master. So his disciple is sarasvate. Sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine. These are the activities. What is the activities of your spiritual master? He’s simply preaching the message of Lord Caitanya. That is his business. [Srimad-Bhagavatam Lecture, 1.2.2 London, August 10, 1971]

When we offer respect to the spiritual master or anyone, we glorify his transcendental qualities. That is glorification. Just like we offer respect to Krsna, glorify Him. So this is very important process, glorify the spiritual master by his activities, what he is actually doing. That is glorification. [Srimad-Bhagavatam Lecture, 1.2.3 Rome, May 27, 1974]

Thank you for allowing such an offensive person as myself to be yourinstrument. Please accept this small offering of submission to you most kind and loving will. I pray that I can always hear your message, even though I may be suffering the reactions of my sinful life in various demoniac species.

Your fallen servant Mukunda dasa. (27th of September 2001)

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10 Responses to Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta As It Is.

  1. Vamsi Krishna says:

    Hare Krishna!Can I know what was the reason for this second version of Lilamrita(As it is) to be written despite already having one.Who is Mukunda dasa and why he has to write this new version and on what basis and authority can he write this book?

    • Hare Krishna Prabhu

      Original Lilamrita by Satsvarupa is rubbish. Unfortunately Satsvarupa is crazy and when crazy people write books it is only rubbish. It is not about glorifying Srila Prabhupada it is about glorifying Prabhupada’s disciples and it tries to present Srila Prabhupada as a mundane person. So original Lilamrita is poisonous rubbish and anyone who reads it will greatly damage his chances of becoming Krishna consciousness.

      This ‘Lilamrita As It Is’ by Mukunda dasa is just a compilation of Srila Prabhupada’s quotes when he speaks about his own life. So this book is Srila Prabhupada himself speaking about his own life. It is a collection of Srila Prabhupada’s own words only.

      So it was not written by Mukunda, he just compiled Srila Prabhupada’s own quotes where he speaks about his own life. So this book is actually written by Srila Prabhupada and it stands on the authority of Srila Prabhupada himself.

      Mukunda Prabhu has written a short conclusion at the end and that perhaps you could question but the rest of the book is 100% direct quotes from Srila Prabhupada himself.

  2. Likith says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu. Pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupad. Prabhu I recently came across Srila Prabhupad lilamrita as it is composed by Mukunda dasa. Is mukunda dasa a iskcon guru? He took sanyassa In 1982, after Srila Prabhupad’s physical departure. And.also he is a member of gbc.

  3. i love krishna and his devotees

  4. divyapurusadas says:

    Thanks Madhudvisa
    gaudiya math sannyasis are not diksa gurus, nor uttamas (except Krishna das babaji), nor they are a link in the disciplic succession,
    they are only siksa gurus, who should link You to Bhaktisiddhanta, this they fail, and hijacked the acarya position as did the present so called initiating gurus in iskcon;

    Srila Prabhupada is the only one to succeed in is guru’s mission, others were powerless or worst they destroyed the Gaudiya math…..You have to know history.

    Quotes from acarya (Srila Prabhupada)

    Maha Bhagavata;

    Akṣayānanda: I was recently told by one devotee that the ācārya does not have to be a pure devotee.
    Prabhupāda: Who said? Who is that rascal? (that) The ācārya does not require to be a pure devotee?
    [Morning walk: Vṛndāvan December 10 1975]

    “There is no possibility that a first-class devotee will fall down…” (Cc. Madhya 22.71, Purport)

    4. “When one has attained the topmost position of maha-bhagavata, he is to be accepted as guru and worshiped exactly like Hari, the personality of Godhead. Only such a person is eligible to occupy the post of guru.” (Cc. Madhya, 24.330, Purport, citing Padma Purana.)”

    Continuation of guruship;

    . “Regarding the disciplic succession, there is nothing to wonder for big gaps. We have to pick up from the prominent acarya and follow from him.” (Letter, April 12, 1968.) —

    “GBC must see that no one is taken away by maya. They should be instructor gurus. I am the initiator guru, and you should be instructor guru by teaching what I am teaching and doing what I am doing. This is not a title – you must actually come to this platform. This I want. (letter to Madhudvisa 4 Aug, 1975)

    Ramakrishna Mission Example
    Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Kirtanananda, February 11, 1967:
    I wish that each and every Branch shall keep their independent identity and cooperate keeping the Acarya in the centre. On this principle we can open any number of Branches all over the world. The Ramakrishna mission works on this principle and thus as organization they have done wonderfully.

    (Memories of Srila Prabhupada, Tape #31, Vaikunthanatha speaking about Srila Prabhupada in Vrndavana in 1972, emphasis added)
    “. . . There was one doubt that was plaguing me . . .I had always been taught when I was first joining that the parampara is like a link, a chain. If you don’t have the perfect link, if you are not initiated- You really cannot go back to Godhead . . . I presented this question to Prabhupada…….., I said ‘We are distributing so many books but if people who read them aren’t initiated then they can’t go back to Godhead.’ And Prabhupada turned and looked at me right in the eyes and he said ‘Just by reading my books they are initiated.'”

    Physical presence;
    — “I will never die. I shall live from my books, and you will utilize.” (Interview, July 16, 1975, Berkeley, CA)

    “I am always thinking of you, and I am feeling your separation. Never think that I am absent from you. Physical presence is not essential; presence by message is real touch. I hope you will understand me right.”
    Aug.2 1967

    “…one has to associate with the liberated persons not directly, physically, but by understanding, through philosophy and logic…” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.31, Purport.) — “Although the physical body in not present, the vibration should be accepted as the presence of the spiritual master. Vibration–what we have heard from the spiritual master –that is ‘living’.” (Lecture, January 13, 1969, Los Angeles.)

  5. dusan hari says:

    haribol krishnaboy.
    I have interesing about this the book Prabhupada
    when can I give this? in europe.I am from Slovak republic.

  6. Shambhu das says:

    Hari Bolo Mukunda prabhuju

    I one buy the Lilamrta As It Is through paypal ?

    Esp. us from the USA or the bank draft is the “only” source excepted

    Hare Krsna !!

    Shambhu das

  7. samarth kang says:

    Sir,

    I had the chance of reading SP Lilamrrta as it is and can see that it is a wonderfully researched treatise. I must pay my respects to you for the same and also thank you.

    At the same time I was equally shocked to read the author’s views on pg353,Appendix 7, line 33, 34 onwards where it says, “……they acquired their scholarship from an apa-sampradaya community (Gaudiya Math) in violation………..”.

    Sir, the author cannot in anyways prove by quoting Srila Prabhupada’s words or the authoritative scriptures that GAUDIYA MATH = APA SAMPRADAYA.

    He will have already lost the debate before he even thinks to start one on the above as it is an absurd and fallacious contention.

    Thus, the author actually owes the readers an apology regarding the same.

    Kindly arrange to get the corrigendum and the apology in place for all future publications.

    Thanks
    regards
    Samarth Singh Kang

    • Certainly Srila Prabhupada considers his Gaudiya Matha godbrothers “asara” or useless in the matter of spreading Krishna consciousness all over the world. And this the history has proven to be true. You can find many clear statements from Srila Prabhupada confirming this in his purports to the Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi Lila.

      The reason that the Gaudiya Math is useless is now the same reason that ISKCON is useless.

      Prabhupada declared the Gaudiya Math useless as Srila Bhaktsiddhanta instructed them to form a governing body to manage the institution and did not name an acharya to succeed him. However GM unauthorizedly apointed an acharya on the disapearance of Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura who consequently fell down and this was followed by the appointment of many more unauthorized acharyas and the resultant splitting of the GM into many different camps and the complete destruction of the preaching work. GM did not appoint a governing body.

      Srila Prabhupada warned that his disicples in ISKCON sould not make the same mistake as the Gaudiya Math did. Prabhuapda established the governing body in ISKCON himself and and instructed his disciples that the GBC would manage the preaching mission. Srila Prabhuapda did not name any successor acaryas. Rather he established a ritvik initiation system that enabled him to continue to accept disciples, even when he was no longer physically present.

      However ISKCON, like the Gaudiya Matha before them, rejected Prabhuapda’s instructions and fabricated a story claiming that Srila Prabhuapda apointed 11 men as his successors and that these 11 were pure devotees just like Prabhuapda. They were the “current acaryas” and anyone who wanted to worship Srila Prabhupada without going through the “current acarays”, even Srila Prabhuapda’s direct disciples, was considered an offender and driven out of ISKCON.

      So Srila Prabhupada’s comments about the Gaudiya Math being a useless dead branch of the Caitanya Tree are now just as relevant for ISKCON. ISKCON is also a dead branch of the Caitanya Tree because they have rejected the orders of Srila Prabhupada in so many ways.

      The only way we can be connected to Krishna is by surrendering to and following the orders of Krishna’s pure devotee. If we think we are more intelligent as the Gaudiya Math thought they were more intelligent than Srila Bhaktsiddhanta and ISKCON leaders thought they were more intelligent than Srila Prabhuapda, then they become disconnected from the param-para, disconnected from the disciplic succession. Krishna consciousness is no longer flowing from the disciplic succession in these organizations. So they can not give Krishna consciousness to anyone.

      They may be able to create some mundane religious movement like many other mundane religious movements in the world. And maybe they can make a lot of money doing this and get a lot of followers. But unfortunately they will not be able to distribute Krishna consciousness to their followers as they are no longer connected to the Caitanya Tree, they are disconnected dead branches.

      So really what “apa sampradaya” means is disconnected from the disciplic succession. And both the Gaudiya Matha and ISKCON are clearly disconnected from the disciplic succession and as a result “apa sampradaya”

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa


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