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Making the Best Use of a Bad Bargin

How nicely said < well done!

» Posted By Daniel Smith On December 28, 2018 @ 12:17 pm

The Power of the Disciplic Succession, Guru Parampara

Prabhuji.. thank you so much.. using the search engine at works very well and is so easy.. so what did I find?
Ekadasi is used to refer to two fasting days observed by devotees and these days occur on the eleventh day of the waxing and waning moon though I couldn’t find out why this fast is observed beyond scriptural dictates.
Kirtan is any activity of reading, chanting, listening while remembering Krishna but used more specifically as chanting the Maha Mantra either publically or privately.
Japa, too, is chanting of the Holy Names of God.. however, there is a difference between Kirtan and Japa, which is that chanting within the mouth so that only the chanter can hear is Japa and chanting loudly so others can hear is Kirtan.
Finally, Mangol Aroti was a challenge and produced no information. This turned out to be a mis-spelling. Correctly spelt, it is Mangal Arati and seems to be early morning prayers to the Deity.. Sri Krishna. There was no further indication of what prayers or if this just referred to the early morning congregational gathering to chant Kirtan or Japa.. just an event that was mandatory to the devotional routine at the Temples.. perhaps you can elucidate for us?
There you go.. Daniel’s research problem solved.. thank you for this help… Hare Krishna .. Daniel

» Posted By Daniel Smith On May 13, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

Prabhu-ji, thank you. With your help, we are progressing. Daniel

» Posted By Daniel Smith On May 11, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

Hari Krishna, Sri Madhudvisa..
Since my last post is still awaiting moderating, please indulge me in an additional question? What is the significance of adding ji to a name as from Brahma to Brahmaji? Thank you, your servant .. Daniel

» Posted By Daniel Smith On May 10, 2009 @ 1:11 am

Hare Krishna, Sri Madhudvisa..
I awoke this morning finding that there are a few terms brought up by a couple of letters and replys in this letter on The Power of Disciplic Succession about which I have a lack of knowledge and informational resources.
The little list that I hope you will clarify are these: Mangol Aroti, Hare Krishna kirtan, chanting Japa, ekadasi.. I thought I had a good source for understanding until I used it to look up.. param para which was loosely translated.. supreme philosophy, but which you used, I believe, as disciplic succession.. though they could be used interchangeably.
Is there a good online dictionary that you would recommend for research as we read and listen to these teachings? Is there possibly, also a Concordance of Terms drawn up for the Bhagavad-gita?
I have a good guess at the meanings of some of those terms but clarity is appreciated… thank you for your time and efforts.. your servant.. Daniel

» Posted By Daniel Smith On May 8, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

Hare Krishna, Sri Mahudvisa.. I just wish to say thank you for your letters and that I am here and I do read them carefully. You write clearly and your explanations are profound. I look forward to learning more.. your servant.. Daniel

» Posted By Daniel Smith On May 8, 2009 @ 4:52 am

The Guru Is A Pure Devotee!

Thank you greatly! And what does it mean?

» Posted By Daniel Smith On December 28, 2018 @ 5:43 pm

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  1. Govind says:

    Hare krishna Prabhuji.,Dandvat Pranaam
    May i know about the author of the book”Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita As It Is” named mukund das prabhu.Had he any personal association with Srila Prabhupada.

    • This book is a compilation of direct quotes from Srila Prabhupada speaking about his own life. The author is Srila Prabhuapda, all Mukunda did was compile the quotes and he did a good job of it. He wrote a bit of rubbish on the last 2 pages but apart from that he did not write a single word in the book. It is a collection of Prabhupada quotes and the author of this book is Srila Prabhuapda.

  2. Vamshi says:

    Prabhu Madhudvisa Dasa.Is Jagannath Krishna himself or is just an expansion of Krishna like Vishnu,Rama etc.In Iskcon lectures I heard that Jagannath is Krishna himself,they have proved this by saying a story from Skanda purana.Is this true or Iskcon lectures are just bogus?I found no video Prabhupad talking aboyt Lord Jagannath.Oh Prabhu kindly answer my doubts.Hare Krishna

    • Yes. Lord Jagannatah is Krishna Himself. It is Jagannatha [Krishna] Balarama and Krishna’s sister Subhadra.

      So Jagannatha is deity form of Krishna. He is representation of Krishna with His brother Balarama and sister Subhadra,

      It is deity manifestation of Krishna, Balarama and Lady Subhadra,

  3. tanu says:

    Jai Govind

    I request you clear my doubts.I understand the complexities of life processes,cellular mechanisms and other natural phenomenon cannot be explained solely by reasoning and scientific theories as somewhere or other our knowledge is limited.I am a science student nd nature lover.After reading the article posted by you regarding the concept of the origin of life,a question arisen in my mind that krishna is all powerful,then, why he designed this universe in this complicated way?,why life originated? why he made all that dna etc matter space?what is his true nature? why are we given these bodies these reasoning abilities?why krishna waited for billions of years and made us take birth here?why prakrati and purush got seperated? who were those dinosaurs etc for souls are eternal were those dinosaurs primitive and other organisms we only? are there any planet lest earth having life?why will happen atlast for we are ultimately destined to reach our eternal govind? why doesn’t he appears now and clear all these doubts for one thing is sure that if even he messages in some ways we will submit to him?why krishna is so naughty why has he made everything complicated?I know these are childlish questions but still worthy to be answered…..

    I am a krishana devotee.I feel as if there is pure love for him deep in my heart.But at the same time I do believe in science.Sometimes i find myself stuck in between science emotions belief and devotion.I want to understand my Govind,I want to understand myself.

    I request my friends to please give answer to these questions.I hope i will get atleast answers of a few questions as i found this site quite appealing.

    Radhe krishna

    • Hare Krishna Jai Govind

      To clear your doubts you have to become Krishna conscious. Because unless you become Krishna conscious you will not be able to understand what Krishna consciousness is and you will remain continually bewildered.

      All these questions are irrelevant. You seem to accept that Govinda exists, that He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Now you have to just surrender to the idea that you are His servant. And then you need to find out practically how you can engage in the service of Krishna. And to find out how to do this you need to read Srila Prabhupada’s books. And in the process of becoming Krishna conscious all your other questions will automatically be answered.

      The scientists can not understand anything. They only have very fragmental information about everything they study. The information we can gather through our material senses is very limited. There are so many things we can not perceive through our material senses. So they can not understand what they can not perceive.

      So instead of just speculating all these questions and being bewildered like this it is better to just admit that in our conditioned state with our very limited mind and our material senses we can not hope to understand Krishna or even this material world which is created ultimately by Krishna.

      The way to understand these things is to become Krishna conscious. We can not understand without becoming Krishna conscious.

      So you have to learn how to become Krishna conscious… That is the answer to all your questions. And Krishna consciousness is a science and that science is very elaborately presented in the books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

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