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India’s Holy Cow Becoming Extinct — Video

Hare Krishna!

Thank you for posting this candid video. Maybe 20 years ago I would plan to save my money and move to India. I am so sad to hear how the balanced, sensible, sustainable Vedic ways are changing in India – in such a small town too. But isn’t that the way of this material world – even the ‘best’ things decay.

Sudevi inspires me by remembering the spiritual truth right where she finds herself living and working for Krishna.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

(Missoula, Montana)

» Posted By Deborah Elder On May 18, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

How to offer food to Krishna?

Thank you for the encouragement on how I will be able to learn. I’ll do my best today and begin to chant the profound mantras as I offer prasadam.

Hare Krishna!

» Posted By Deborah Elder On May 6, 2013 @ 11:46 am

Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa,

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

For people with no access to devotees or temples this website is a treasure-house. And what a joy and relief to know that Srila Prabhupada is with us!

After reading many times the post about offering food to Lord Krishna and all its comments I now *begin* to understand the rhythm and details of cooking, offering, and honoring prasadam. I plan to start as soon as I receive a photo of Srila Prabhupada in the mail and buy new dishes for the prasadam. I do not want to prepare food for personal sense enjoyment anymore!

But I think I have a serious problem with pronunciation of the “Prasadam Offering Mantras”. I hope there is an aid to pronunciation of these mantras, especially audio, because I have no experience with Sanskrit. I do not want to be offensive as I chant everyday or every meal. I have ordered a “travel altar” but do not think recorded prasadam mantras come with that. I’m sure many people could learn by hearing audio of one slow repetition, along with your transliteration.

I feel this is very important and that bad pronunciation of the mantras is worse than silence? Should I just chant the mahamantra only?

Thank you, Madhudvisa dasa, for your patience in reading my concerns. I look forward to your reply. When I learn to pray, I will ask that you continue to receive strength for your devotion to Lord Krishna and Srila Prabhupada.

(Missoula, Montana)

» Posted By Deborah Elder On May 1, 2013 @ 7:35 am

Eight Prayers in Separation From My Spiritual Master

Thank you for the ideas to help me toward this goal. I’m working overtime hours to be able to buy the books, and continue thinking about ‘where and how’. I look forward to watching the videos.

This whole website is very en-courage-ing. Hare Krisha!

» Posted By Deborah Elder On May 14, 2013 @ 4:08 am

“O Master, please awaken some good intelligence in this insignificant disciple of yours so that my firm faith in your transcendental message may increase more and more.”

Truly a stagnant atmosphere in this material world in ’58 and now.

I hope to learn about book distribution. Being a timid middle aged woman, I’ve considered using a room in a public library with advertised weekly information/literature meetings. I have almost no musical talent and little money to cook prasadam. Please advise or give links.

Thank you for posting this Viraha Astaka, and for everything. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

(Missoula, Montana)

» Posted By Deborah Elder On May 11, 2013 @ 7:39 am

Prabhupada’s ISKCON–How It Was Destroyed

Hare Krishna,

Dear Madhudvisa dasa,

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

This particular reply addresses my own problem of being uncomfortable in this material world, knowing that the current ‘iskcon’ is a travesty and my path may be solitary. You say, “It is very nice…if we feel lost and uncomfortable in the material world…a place of suffering where there is repeated birth and death. It is not our home. We belong with Krishna in the spiritual world. So if we can get some realization of this then that is good.” Where else will I hear that?

Something on this site helps me every single day. Through this website (you, MD) and , I’ve been given the mercy to know that I can still take shelter of a pure devotee in 2017- Srila Prabhupada! It is such a gift to hear and know my existence is for service – and to be taught how to serve. I will take up the prayer to Srila Prabhupada and to Krishna, “Please engage me in your service.”

Deborah Elder
Missoula, Montana

» Posted By Deborah Elder On August 31, 2017 @ 12:01 am

Aerosmith Gets A Book

Hare Krishna – Thank you for these gems that inspire us!

» Posted By Deborah Elder On August 31, 2017 @ 9:31 am

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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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