Published on January 24th, 2002 | by Madhudvisa dasa | Full size image14
Our main goal at KRISHNA.ORG is to assist Srila Prabhupada in his personal preaching on the internet. We also hope to help his disciples and aspiring disciples come together and provide a forum for them to associate with each other and preach the pure message Srila Prabhupada has given to us to the world.
To preach to the general public we hope to create a preaching site with content similar to Srila Prabhupada’s original Back to Godhead magazine. Therefore we are looking for preaching articles from the disciples and aspiring disciples of Srila Prabhupada.
To help bring Srila Prabhupada’s followers together we hope to provide some sort of on-line forum/community to enable Prabhupada’s followers to associate with each other, to communicate and make plans for future preaching activities.
We are seeking your cooperation, advice, input, ideas, encouragement, blessings and ARTICLES.
I’m sure if we pray to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna to give us intelligence to write something about Krishna, Krishna, who is within all our hearts, and who is giving us rememberance, knowledge and forgetfulness, will inspire us to write something wonderful. At least we can write about our personal experiences and realizations in Krishna consciousness and try to encourage the people to read Srila Prabhupada’s books and chant Hare Krishna. That is our responsibility, “Whoever you meet, simply talk to them about Krishna and ask them to chant Hare Krishna.”
Some Points We Accept
- The purpose of KRISHNA.ORG is to glorify and serve Srila Prabhupada by preaching the pure philosophy of Krishna consciousness he has given us and to the world.
- We accept Srila Prabhupada is still living in sound. We can read his books, we can listen to his classes, we can go with him on morning walks, we can listen to his room conversations, we can read his letters. There is no shortage of Srila Prabhupada’s vani to be had. We can serve him in separation by making his instructions our life and soul and practically we will experience that Srila Prabhupada is always with us and always helping us. We will actually never feel that we are separated from Srila Prabhupada.
- We accept Srila Prabhupada has a very unique position, far, far above any of his godbrothers or any of the ISKCON gurus.
- Srila Prabhupada established himself as the undisputed world authority on Krishna consciousness by preaching the pure message of Krishna consciousness as it descended to him in the disciplic succession. He established his position of authority by taking the instructions of his spiritual master as his life and soul and using all of his energy to execute these instructions.
- Srila Prabhupada never compromised the philosophy to suit the public, rather he instructed us to adjust the public so they will accept the philosophy.
- We accept Srila Prabhupada’s analysis of his godbrothers which anyone can read in his original Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. Srila Prabhupada considers his godbrothers have gone against their spiritual master, Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, by electing an acarya on his disappearance. Srila Bhaktsiddhanta did not instruct them to elect an acarya. Srila Prabhupada’s opinion is Srila Bhaktsiddhanta ordered the Gaudiya Math to establish a GBC for the management of the organization and a self-effulgent acarya would be automatically selected in due course.
- The Gaudiya Math went against this clear order of Srila Bhaktsiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura and for this disobedience to the orders of their guru the whole organization became asara or useless.
- Prabhupada’s conclusion is his godbrothers have no potency to preach as they have gone against the orders of their spiritual master, thus disconnecting themselves from the Caitanya tree.
- ISKCON has followed an almost identical path to the Gaudiya Math. Srila Prabhupada, like his spiritual master, did not name anyone as an acarya to succeed him. Instead he established a system of management in ISKCON which did not require his physical presence and which he wanted to continue without change. Srila Prabhupada established a system of ritvik initiations so he could continue to accept disciples after his physical departure.
- ISKCON rejected Srila Prabhupada’s order to establish a ritvik initiation system and instead, on the advice of one of his godbrothers, appointed 11 men as acaryas. Although it was quite ridiculous, these eleven conditioned souls violently defended their position as being “non-different” from Prabhupada when everyone could see very clearly they were nothing like Prabhupada at all.
- So, as with the Gauidya Math, by rejecting the clear instructions of Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON has become asara, useless. They are another disconnected branch of the Caitanya tree. Their preaching will produce no fruit and whatever they have will gradually dry up.
- We do not accept BBT has any authority whatsoever to change Srila Prabhupada’s books. By changing Srila Prabhupada’s books they destroy the authority of the books. They have clearly gone against the orders of Srila Prabhupada and disconnected themselves from the Caitanya tree.
- Krishna consciousness can not be understood by intellectual arguments and word jugglery. That is not the process at all. Intellectual papers have no value in spiritual life. The only process is to respectfully and submissively hear from the pure devotee and follow his instructions, to make his instructions one’s life and soul. In that way all philosophical issues can be resolved.
If you like these ideas please help by writing some preaching articles for publication. Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!
Hare Krishna Prabhu!
How can I change or remove the picture that appears on my comments?
On my gmail there is different picture now although earlier this picture was there. So I have no idea wherefrom does this picture appear.
I want to change or remove it because this picture was taken when I was 18 and now I’m 23.
I’m sorry if I should not have asked this question to you.
You can change it at:
Hare Krishna Prabhu
Thank you very much for the kind help. My prob is solved.
Hare Krishna Prabhu! Can we watch videos on KrishnaTube as safely as we read articles on Krishna.org or do we need to be careful while selecting a video to watch on KrishnaTube?
Yes. Videos on KrishnaTube.com are OK generally. But you can see what you think you want to watch. There may be a few questionable things. But you know, we are in the material world. You have to use your own intelligence to determine what you want to watch or not watch. Some videos are there for the point of history, but everything there I have put there or allowed it to be there so it is all there for some valid reason.
Hare Krishna Prabhu ji
why krishnatube.com does not support downloading videos anymore ?
whenever i try to download a video …it shows like…. .m3u8 type of file ….which is of some KB size always.
It was possible to download videos some months before.
but now it does not support …why ?
Krishna tube does not support downloading videos. But many of the viedos are available on USB sticks at KrishnaStore.com at very very low prices, just the cost of the USB sticks and postage:
I have been reading Srimad Bhagvatam since last June as a part of my daily puja. ( Gita Press’s publication in which the shlokas are given in sanskrit with meaning in Hindi ) and have come to 9th Skandh, 3rd Chapter today. At many places I find the meaning given in Hindi not clear enough and then I try to look for it as explained by Prabhupada Swami Ji on ” krishna.org/srimadbhagvatam-original-pdf-download/ ” but it is really time-taking and often futile to come to the desired Skandh/Shloka.
Is there any other site where I can get it quickly?
Yashwant, Gorakhpur, India
Yes. You can find it very quickly at:
Bhaskara here. I just wanted to say I,am sorry for some of my poor spelling in my last letter, just befor this letter.
I will try to spell better in future letters, Thank you and Hari Bol All Glories to Srila Prabhupada… Hey ! want to be a very happy soul ? then…….Chant Hari Krishna………………
Hari krishna Everyone.
please accept my humble obieseices.
All golies to Srila Prabhupada.
I would like to take this oportunity to comment avout this online foram of Krishna .org. Well……. I think it is simple wonderful !!!
It is just like the sweet tasty sweet milk balls that Srila Probhupada calles Simple Wonderful.
I think it is very important for all of us spirit souls to speak out about things of the spiritual nature.
All things goof will come about in our lives if we all simple ejoy the sweet mood of Srila prabhupada’s trancendental instructions on how we all can become free from the hellish stronghold of this material energy.
We all have unfortunately been in this conditioned way of living for millions of births and deaths. As Prabhupada has sstated many times, the only rrelief from this present intanglement is to Chant the Hare krishna Mantra, of Hari krishna Hari Krishna krishna krishna Hari
Hari Rama Hari Rama Rama Rama Hari Hari, This great sound vibration is Krishna Himself, it is also a wonderfull language that will indeed connect you an I directly with Krishna.
Yes, the many crazy and selfish things that have taken place within ISKCON since Prabhupada’s physical departure in 1977 have not been easy on all of us devotees.
I have not been the most steady decipal of Srila Prabhupada in the last several years,. However, I know know that in a way srila Prabhupada has been always protecting me from people who have not continued to follow Probhupada’s original instructions on how His ISKCON should have been run once He has left His body..
You see, I know the real truth about many things that might be a mistory to others. I was there in the early days with my Guru, Srila prabhupada. I witnessed a pure soul, who waws always in transendence woth Krishna. I have not seen many other of my God brothers who might be pure enough in thier hearts to have been able to really say that they are lovers of Krishna. I know that to call oneself a Guru or a teacher of others, that a person must first of all be qualified to lead others back to the spiritual realm.
If a person is not living in a gracful state of bliss and love within the heart, then that person should not try to be a guru.
I remember, when even in my early days as a new bakta when My name was Bhata sunny, that Prabhupada had spoken to some of us about naming a guru in His place after He departed to His Original eternal abode With krishna, and He told us that a person will appear in future. Probhupada knew that it would be awhilw before any of us would be pure enough in spiritual love Krishna to be qulified to be a guru.
I have always known that it is not a good thing when a devotee has a desire to be a guru, A person should only become a spiritual Master only wnen other people start to notice trancendental qualities in that particular elevated soul.
A devotee who is in a loving ralation with Krishna, and who in His or Her heart knows the real trancendental mellows of Spiritual love, and who is always experiencing an overwhelming reciprecation of Love exstacy with God, Then That person will naturally be aproched by other devotees who have become aware of the shinning and loving qualities of that pure giva.
In other words, It will be all under the Supream contral of krishna..
We will start to see many of the older devotees, who have been chanting for some time, who will by Srila prabhupada’s mercy, will sometimes suddenly become very, very aware of thier relationship with the Lord of the heart.
You and I and all of us Spirit souls will become pure lovers of krishna only if that is the topmost desire in our hearts.
If we all really want to have the overwelming loving and continuing estactic embrace of the Supream Personality of God, Then we can have exactly what we are really thirty for,. but we can only reach this level of Spiritual pleasure only if we really want it. Krishna will allow you and Me this blissful union with Him, and the good news is that it is not a very difficult thing to achive, all it really takes is for us all to simple follow the teachings of our true spiritual leader or master, namely Srila Prabhupada.
As I have said in my last letter to this foram, I have known srila Prabhupada’s mercy over the last forty years of my Spiritual life. I believe that the Ritvik meothod of taking initiation into the realm of Bhati Yoga is and will be always valid, now and into the far, far future.
Please rememger one important thing here, and that is the fact that we all are living in a most difficult age, called kali Yuga, . These are times of great ingnorance and times of mistrust, hate and fighting each other,so on and so forth. So there will always be puffed up devotees who do not yet get the true message of love.
In fact, there are many of us souls who have not really had any real experience with the energy that is calles Spiritual love.
I think it is very wise to simple follow great souls who have deminstrated there love and devotion to Krishna. I have met a person just as I have discribed, and His name so happens to be Srila Prabhupada, and His is even now able to take all of us back with Him to the spiritual World, where there is no more changing of bodies for us,. In the spiritual shy there is no more problems for the givas. that means you and me..
Another thing that is important is that yes, there is and will be some qualified gurus among us right now. You will have to simple look within and pray to the Lord of the heart to direct us to do the right thing as in regards to how we shall make spiritual progress along the narrow path of learning how to really experience the most wonderful and most pleasurablle mellows of that LOVE relationship with Krishna.
I can only say, that srila Prabhupada is right now the most qualified spiritual master of this age..
Prabhupada has given me his devine mercy and He is continuing to grant me spiritual mercy.. So… Just read Srila prabhupada’s books, espeacially the Bhagavat Gita, This is the song of God, and the spiritual message is eternal.
It is only proper and correct to have an initiation into the Bhakti Yoga clan by having a spiritually advanced person offer you initiation on Probhupada’s behalf. Srila Prabhupada will then be your eternal spiritual Master, and Prabhupada will indeed visit with you within your heart.. Furthermore, the spiritual master who has offered you your initiation will forevermore also be like a guru to you, You will always be very greatfull to that Ritvik medium of mercy.
The main pont is that we small giva souls must start on the trancindental path as soon as possible because there is but only a short time within this temporary material body, whereby we have a chance for perfection of our conciousness..
Prabhus, please believe me when I tell you that this spiritual love is absolutly amazing in its overwhelming plaeasurable power and bliss, it is so wonderful that there is nothing in this crazy material world that can ever be compared to it. That is because it is all Krishna. and so, once a person begins on the true spiritual path of trancendental love of God, then many things will be revieled you you. Just as things are being shown to me within my heart.
The Blissful Spiritual world is very real and it is also within our means to oftaimnthis simple wonderfull bliss and all the amazing activities we will have in the conciouse within our hearts.
I can only tell any of you readers out there that I do indeed have some knowlege of these things of the heart. I have known about the powerful energy of love within my heart, I have had many outer body experiences about two years befor I became a devotee.
Now,by srila Prabhupada’s causeless mercy, I now know how to direct the Love energy of my heart towards the lotus feet of Krishna. I know I,am still a very fallon soul, but by God, I,am on my way to the reality of spiritual love.. and alway please rememger that just as the famouse Beatles have said in thier songs… Love is all there is..
So save yourselves and….
Please chantthe Hari krishna Maha Mantra….
Your servant in Love and Light Bhaskara…
Hari Krishna Prabhus,
Please accept my humble obiesiences.
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
This letter to to comment about krishna .org.
My thoughts about this online foram are simple WONDERFUL !
This foram is just like the sweet balls that Prabhupada called Simple Wonderful.
I know that there many deciples of srila Prabhupada out there who have fallon away or have given up on thier spiritual life. I have at times
Hari krihna Prabhus, all glories to Srila prabhupada.
I just sent you a long letter about some of my thoughts. but i did not chek all of the spelling, so would you kindly correct the spelling for me,
Thank you, Your servant Bhaskara
Hari krishna Prabhus,
Please accept my humble obeseinces, All Glories to our eternal Guru, Srila Prabhupada.
My name is Bhaskara, some of you devotees out there may already know me.from my early times in the New Dwarka Temple of L.A.
I took initiation from Srila Prabhupada in L.A. temple in 1970, and I joined the devotees in 1969 in Laguna Beach,CA.
My Bhakta leader was the blissful Saint that Prabupada named Visnujanan Swami.
So, yes, I was a very fortunate soul to have come into contact with Srila Prabhupada and all the other saintly persons in those early and most very blissful days of devotion to Prabhupada and Radha, Krishna. I would surely give a kidney to see those blissful days return to the former glory that only Srila Prabupada as the father of the Hari krishna movement could instill in our hearts. But it is very possible for all of us to become very pure souls, just as Srila Prabhupada is still teaching us from His books and taps,etc…Purity is the only thing that will help with any of our problems in this age of Kali yuga.
I,am a devotee who is searching for a Temple to live in again and to help devotees with my loving heart towards all, and to also offer my humble servises as a builder and a building repair person. I learned most of the building trades since age 13 onwards.
Now I,am at the ripe old age of 59 and my body has some problems but I can still work almost as hard as I once did in times past,, when in 1969 I was asked to help remodel the L. A. Temple. I was only one of a few devotees who worked day and night to get the L.A. Chruch building to look like a spiritual Temple for the most blissful visit of Srila Prabupada’s return from India..
I have done much service over the last 40 years in many temples and on many ISKCON farms. I,am known in Tucon Temple as a good worker and a nice person.
I remember once, many years ago when I wanted to serve and live in the atlanta Temple, I whent there with a humble attitude and had asked the Temple President if I could stay there and do repairs and maintenance in the Temple. and also I had lived there in the atlanta temple about five years ago, Well……sadly….. I was turned away because the young Temple President there, at the Atlanta Temple only wanted people who could collect laksmi.. I have never been very good at collecting.. I can however sell a few books at times. We all should keep in mind that all of the Temples that where established by Srila Prabhupada, are still Prabhupada’s places of worshipe, and that means that His mandirs do not belong to any single Temple prsident nor to any single individual.
anyway,I have discovered years ago that My main business in life,is fixing things and building things and I,am expert in all of the building trades.. So, I,am hoping that someone might have a place for me to serve in a temple that has the mood of ISKCON reform.. For you see, I also am not very happy with the way the so called GBC gurus are running things these days. Perhaps it seems to me that many of my God brothers had not understood Srila Prabhupada’s instructions in the early days when He was among us in His visual body.
Many people and devotees think that Prabhupada has gone somewhere, I can tell all of you who might be reading my thoughts, that srila prabhupada has not gone away from us. Prabhupada still talks to me in blissfull dreams I sometimes have.
I have seen to much of the opposit of a loving mood in many of my God Brothers over the last several years.. It has seemed to me that something has surely been lost in the hearts of many of my God brothers that have become so called Gurus and so on and so forth..
Yes, there has been many sad events that have taken place in many of the ISKCON Temples in the many years since probupada left this planet. Well anyway to many devotees it seemes as if He wnent somewhere, Yes Prabhupada is in the spiritual world in full enjoyment with Krishna, But srila prabhupada is also in the hearts of all of us.
I,am one small person who still has that blissful mood that I got from associating with Srila prabupada. My only business in this short life, now is to help others to see the amazing love that is within all of our hearts. I can not truly say that I,am fully purified soul, but by Srila Prabhupada’s mercy, I have been to the front steps on Vikuntha. I know what real spiritual love is.. I only wish to continue enjoying the blisful association of my Merciful Guru,”Srila Prabhupada who always shines within my heart.
In 1969 I was fortunate enoough to have had personal association with Prabhupada, and at that time, I have felt and seen the loving shinning efulgence of a pure lover of God.. srila prabhupada in just like Cintamani, the touchstone of Love, and just like a big worm fire, Srila prabhupada’s presents and His books can and will finally warm our hearts to the point where you and I will at long last, finally know real spiritual love of God… Krishna is within………… We only need to turn towards Him and give Him our loving hearts.. Prabhupada has done this thing of surrender to krishna, and so Srila Prabhupada is simple instructing all of us that we also have a chance in this material body- to be finally free atmas in joyful surrender to the Supream loving embrass of Sri krishna !!
When I chant the Maha Montra I,am still in the presents of My Merciful Guru,(Srila Prabhupada) and I still have the same spiritual estatic, blissful experiences, just as if Prabupada has not gone anywhere…That is because He has not gone anywhere!! In fact We all are still connected to our eternal Jugat Guru.. Yes, if we follow Prabupada’s teachings and chant Hari Krishna Hari Krishna Krishna Krishna Hari Hari, Hari Rama Hari Rama Rama Rama Hari Hari with a full loving heart, with humbleness and with full attention to each and every moment of sound, then It will all soon become very clear to us as to how blissful and joyful we all can realy become..
Our wonderfull and Mercifull Guru, shrila Prabupada, has allowed me to see within my own heart, and by His Grace I have been allowed to make great progress on my Spiritual path. I have seen many amazing things within,,,,, and have felt the real love that we all are searching after.. Krishna is love and we can indeed feel the blissfull mercy of love from Krishna, that is because we are indeed part of the Lord. Krishna only wants all of us to come home to Him, and to give our love energy to him and him alone. That is our real business. So, what is real love ? I know love to be an overpowering blissful energy force that is nothing but pure spiritual pleasure, and spiritual pleasure always gets better and always and only expands to higher and higher levels of enjoyment..and there is no point where as in the material world pleasures will reach a certain level and end. Well this type of material enjoyment simple will not happen within our heart of hearts. We can associate with our beloved Krishna fully, even while we are still within these temporary material bodies, but it has to be our topmost desire, Krishna has to be our topmost desire, TOPMOST DESIRE !!!
However, I do find it so sad when I see all of the nonsence within our spiritual culture.
There have been may things that have happened over the last many years within our spiritual society..
I now tell you all, Big puffed up Gurus as well as people of a nonsence attitude about spiritual life, I,am also telling all of you new people who are trying to sort things out, that It is not too late to know Krishna. It is not too late to make things right again.
It all has to start from each and every on of us.. It is up to us individuals to become pure in heart or in other words, it is up to us to make our love felt by krishna.. Yes we do have the power to surrender to the supream Loving being-Sri Krishna… Radha rani must first be aproched with our devoted and loving hearts, and oh so soon Radhika will allow us to know Krishna with real love..
Soon I pray that all of us will know the laughter and the funny moods of Krishna through the blissful mercy of the Maha Mantra..
The Maha Mantra is actually a language of loving communication with our beloved Lord., If chanted as Prabupada has instructed us, the Maha Mantra will soon be known by all who have a soft loving heart, We all must have a soft loving heart, or there will not be any fast spiritual progress, The progress of true real love within our hearts..
It is all about love. Real love should never be thought of as the so called love we all have tried to obtain with our mundane bodies, for that is lust only and not real love..
Real Love is Spiritual energy, energy that is not allowed to leave the body through the lower modes of non Spiritual thoughts..
We are all made up of God’s love energy, and as we have been taught, we all are the same quality as God..
If we are very attentive and also very humble in our times of chanting the Maha Mantra then we will soon be allowed to experience what is real love. Real spiritual love is what we actually are made up of, It is Krishna Himself. We must also, allway remember that Radha Rani is indeed the internal loving potency of the Lord.. But we must always strive to realize that we can indeed have a full love relatiionship with krishna, but only if we allow our soft loving hearts to shine through, and most important is that we must first of all, ask for the mercy of Srimati Radha Rani to please allow us to aproch the loving embrace of our beloved Lord ” sri Krishna.” So in this humble approch, Radha Rani will be happy to help us towards ultimate glory of LOVE of God,(Krishna)..
If we can only truly accept the form of the Lord, the deities on the alter, are indeed the Supream beings. ?When we look upon them on the alter, one must keep in mind that we are indeed looking into the spiritual real its self,and if we direct our soft loving hearts while in worship and our thoughts are pure, the soon we will be allowed to actually see the deities dance on the alter, and if we start to see these kinds of amazing spiritual activities, then we can indeed know that we are making great spiritual progress..
Remember, that this is the only way we can know krishna, and that way is with a loving heart.. The love must alway be allowed to shine forth from our hearts..
For us fallen souls, it is not very difficult to know Krishna through this Amazing Maha Mantra.. It will indeed completely purify our minds within a very short time,. How long it may take to have a purified
heart ? a As Prabupada has told us in His Lectures and in His books,
The Maha Montra is Krishna and that also means that you and I are also part and parcel of the Maha Montra or in other words, part of Krishna’s LOVE. So, as soon as we desire only Krishna, that is when we will go over to the other side, because spiritual love is a lot like stepping through some kind of a doorway, a doorway into our forgotten rasa with krishna..
It is only this false ego and our puffed up nature that is keeping us far away from Krihna’s intence loving embraces. When we are having uncontroleable laughing and we are smiling without control- while chanting the Hari Krishna mantra, then that is when we know that we are loving our supream lover, and that Lover is krishna.. furthermore, things will only get better from that moment of God realization. It only gets better and more intence.
This is the only business us givas should be doing, and that business is allowing our hearts to fly towards………KRISHNA.
Always remember that our Lord Krishna will indeed allow us to fly with Him all over the spiritual shy, because the Spiritual Sky is within our very own hearts..
Thank you all- who are reading this letter, for allowing me to speak my heart to you.
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
P.S. I,am also interested in doing service with any west cost temples that anyone may know about that has very little politics. . and does anyone know of any devotees I can possible stay with in Hawaii ? I have my own income from SSI. and I love the warmer weather.
Please forgive me for any misdeeds or transgressions or offences I may have commited towards anyone of you, over the last forty years of my life.
I,am not a pure soul but by the grace of Srila prabhupada I promise to continue to try to be a humble person…
Always your humble servant, in love and light, Bhaskara….
In love and Light, Your humble servant Bhaskara