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Understanding Reincarnation from Bhagavad-gita

It is said that sometimes words have two meanings, and people usually accept the indirect meaning while the direct meaning is discarded. It is also said that the swan accepts milk only when it is mixed with water. Because of our ego, we all believe that we are paramahamsas, and we accept things only when are said indirectly. The best way to say something to a person is to say it to another person in front of herself, indirectly, and in the same way Krishna, He is preaching to us preaching to Arjuna.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On December 7, 2017 @ 10:55 am

Srila Prabhupada: “The chief engineer of a complicated construction does not personally take part in the construction, but he knows every nook and corner because everything is done under his direction. He knows everything about the construction, both directly and indirectly. Similarly, the Personality of Godhead, who is the supreme engineer of this cosmic creation, knows every nook and corner, although affairs are being carried out by demigods. Beginning from Brahmā down to the insignificant ant, no one is independent in the material creation. The hand of the Lord is seen everywhere. All material elements as well as all spiritual sparks emanate from Him only. And whatever is created in this material world is but the interaction of two energies, the material and the spiritual, which emanate from the Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa. https://prabhupadabooks.com/sb/1/1/1

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On December 6, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

The Ten Offenses in Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

Hare Krishna
AGTSP. PAMHO.

On the fourth offense the following is a selection of quotes by Srila Prabhupada:

“The fourth offence is to consider the Vedic literatures, such as the Puranas or other transcendentally revealed scriptures, to be ordinary books of knowledge.” Bhag. 3 15.25

“Our Vedic scriptures are not ordinary lawbooks of human common sense; they are the statements of factually liberated persons unaffected by the imperfectness of the senses.” Adi 17,157

“Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura states that one has to ascertain the right path for his activities by following in the footsteps of great saintly persons and books of knowledge under the guidance of a spiritual master (sādhu-śāstra-guru-vākya).” Bhhag 4,21.28-29

“For perfect knowledge we have to approach a superior person, a guru. One may try to learn a subject by reading books at home, but he can learn much better by going to college and approaching a professor. In the same way, we have to approach a guru. Of course, if we encounter a false guru, our knowledge is false.” SSR 6.

“To follow the path of philosophical knowledge one must become a very learned scholar, one must read so many books, one must go to learned professors and scholars and speculate. One must search out a person who has seen the light.” SSR 8

“That is the instruction in the Bhagavad-gītā, that this science of Bhagavad-gītā has to be accepted by disciplic succession. That is the way of accepting any scientific thing. Just like even in material science, suppose if you have to become medical practitioner or a lawyer. So you have to study the law books by the previous lawyers, by the judgments of the courts. One who has studied the previous records of legal implications, he is best lawyer. Similarly a medical practicer, practitioner, who has studied the previous books and knowledge and experience, he is called experienced physician. The same principle is there that the spiritual knowl…, you cannot manufacture any spiritual knowledge. That is atheism. You cannot manufacture any religious principle. It is not possible. That is not accepted in Vedas. Dharmaṁ tu sākṣād bhagavat-praṇī. Dharma means the rules and regulation which is given by God. That is accepted everywhere. In Bible, in Koran also. The laws of God. You cannot manufacture. So Kṛṣṇa said that this principle ofBhagavad-gītā… At the present moment Bhagavad-gītā is being interpreted by anyone and everyone according to his whims. That is not permissible. That is not Bhagavad-gītā. We have to understand this. Simply Bhagavad-gītā is that which is received by the paramparā system. That is being explained. Go on.” 681123BG.LA

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On September 8, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

Help! I told the ISKCON Temple President about Prabhupada!!

Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Prabhu.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Please accept my humble obeisances.

Your proposition is a very nice policy to demonstrate how difficult is to work with god brothers and how useful will be the ritvik movement of god brothers. This is the same problem of Iskcon today; they are bunches of chiefs but without indians. The people attached to Iskcon, makes me remember the analogy of the monkey attached to its death son even thought its bad smell.

Srila Prabhupada said that the rubber stamped guru will be not effective; it means that accordingly with the elevation of the guru there will be effectiveness. Palena prarisiate the answer is the proof, or in words of Christ: “By their results you will know them.” The Channakya pandit´s maxims 5-5 says: “He who speaks out plainly cannot be a deceiver.”

So, we need ideas to be effective in preaching. Srila Prabhupada always critiqued his god brothers because their lack of idea for preaching and Srila Prabhupada at last asked his god brothers: “Please send me some people.” But only echoes were the answer. The history would have been different with Srila Prabhupada and an army of god brothers. Then Srila Prabhupada some way of another saved the situation.

If some one knows some thing better than this, tell me please where it is, to go there.

Best regards.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On August 17, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

Reading Prabhupada’s Books is So Important

Hare Krishna
Madhudvisa Prabhu.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Please accept my humble obeisances.

Forgive my poor English. For me it is an honour the exchange with such a personality like you. The present letter is to send you an affective greeting to you and your relatives.

It seems to me that you are concerned about devotees who usually today read the books of Srila Prabhupada on line and don’t like to read the books in its natural form. But when I preach to the people, because of the lack of books in Spanish here in Venezuela, I say them: “You can read the books of Srila Prabhupada via internet, download photos, audio books, music and videos of Srila Prabhupada on line, then they reply: “I don’t understand anything about foot ball.”

Today with 7 billions of people in the world, statistically the people with access to a PC or the web; is extremely low, some are talking about the one to ten per cent of the population. Even the amount of devotees doing comments on the web is reduced. I can see that you have a lot of web pages to sell the books of Srila Prabhupada some thing that is laudable and only Krishna and you know how this kind of sankirtan goes. I want to recommend you that there are companies engaged in the distribution of news papers, books and magazines to the books stores and news papers stores, and they are always looking for a new book to sell or distribute. You can go where they are and try look. I say that because of your good prices.

Well prabhu, talking about every thing like the crazies, just when I joint to the temple of Iskcon in 1981 and I could see the movement within, was for me discouraging in the more to see some 6 or more sannyasis in the temple doing almost nothing, without any sadhana and the pastime of they was to play chess, or to practice martial arts, with servants for the washing of their clothes, for the serving of their foods and washing of their saucers. They was experts in stolen the mahaprasadam, between others. It because the fermentation of the institution. Then I commented to the devotees: “Sannyasa is a state of consciousness; what we need here is a big erase and to do a new account.” Then a few days later when I was on streets selling the books of Srila Prabhupada, I meet a group of devotees and they said to me: “Hare Krishna Prabhu, all glories to Srila Prabhupada!” My answer was: “I don’t know too much about this.” And they replied: “You are doing the top most elevated activity” I said: “This is the only thing what I know.”

Today I am living here in Margarita Island with my two sons Nitay (18) and Gopal (16) they are very enthusiastic with KC, they are chanting 16 rounds following all the regs also, and reading the books until high hours in the night. We are printing some triplets to preach and trying to open a preaching centre here.

Forgive me if I am wasting your time or if there is an offence from my part.

Hope you are in good health.

Yours in the service of Srila Prabhupada.

Attentively

Gaurasundara Dasa.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On September 15, 2011 @ 12:00 am

2012 — The End of the World?

Mother Nature’s Atom Bomb
The death problem is also not solved. None of the scientific knowledge of the human being has solved the death problem. The advancement of material knowledge can simply accelerate the problem of dying; nobody can save a person from the cruel hands of death. The discovery of the atom bomb and similar other great inventions of the fertile brain of the scientist has simply increased the death problem. The foolish scientists do not know that the atom bomb is actually the scheme of Mother Nature, who is sure to kill the demoniac population when it increases disproportionately.
Modern economists also believe in the laws of nature and confirm that unrestricted birth increases in the human population will certainly result in famine, pestilence, epidemics, and war. So, the so-called civilized states’ plan of killing human beings by atomic and hydrogen bombs is actually the plan of Mother Nature to punish the foolish miscreants.
Everything is automatically executed by Mother Nature as soon as the human being is in violation of her laws. However, foolish people, out of their undue vanity, think that the plan is made by them. To execute her stringent punishment, Mother Nature dictates to the human brain the ability to invent the atomic bomb. Foolishly, the human being wants to take the credit for such inventions, which are meant only for punishment. We learn this fact from the Bhagavad-gita (3.27), wherein it is said that everything is done by prakrti or Mother Nature. But the foolish living entity, puffed up by the vanity of learning, falsely considers himself the Creator.
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On December 25, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

“What Is the Matter with the World?”

by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Human civilizations are conducted in two ways. One type of civilization can make every human being as much qualified as God is. And the other type of civilization can make every man no less than a jungle beast and thereby making this world unfit for human habitation.

Therefore, the perfect answer to the question ‘What is the matter with the world?’ is that Men have become demons by breaking laws of God, and therefore they are being punished by the police action of material nature. That is the verdict of all scriptures and that is our day-to-day life’s experience.

These troubles are like the forest fire. Fire takes place in the dense forest without any attempt by any living being. Nobody in the forest does want such fire, but it takes place without any demand. When there is fire, the living beings in the forest are put into trouble and sometimes it so happens that most of the forest creatures die in that havoc. There is no fire brigade in the forest or on the top of a forest mountain and there is no hope for of extinguishing the fire by any human attempt. It takes by the natural laws, and it is extinguished by natural laws also, that is, when there is torrent of rains in the forest. That is the natural law and these laws are so rigid and stern that no human brain, however it may be powerful, can solve these problems of natural laws.

An intelligent person, who has actually developed some finer qualities of human consciousness, can understand that every law is made by an intelligent brain and behind every law there is the lawmaker who makes the law. So for all these natural laws, there is the Supreme Lawmaker, who is the Absolute Personality of Godhead. In the ‘Bhagwat Gita’ we have, therefore, information that natural laws are so stringent that they cannot be overcome by anybody. But whoever surrenders unto the Supreme Lord can overcome them.

The King is the lawmaker and if he likes he can forgive a lawbreaker by special prerogative of the King – by the ‘King’s mercy,’ but the King can do no wrong even if he sometimes breaks the law. That is, an experience of a common man in the phenomenal world and the same thing is applicable in the matter of Supreme laws also.

The natural laws are like police actions by the agents of Godhead. Men, who are too much captivated by the glamour of material beauty and tries to enjoy it falsely without acknowledgement of its Creator, are called demons. The stringent natural laws are meant for the criminals but not for the law-abiders.

In the ‘BHAGWAT GITA’ a vivid description of the law-breaker demoniac men are given in the 16th chapter and such men are punished by the laws of God – are also maintained.

A human being is called a rational animal. When rationality is destroyed, the human being is left an ordinary animal. The difference between a human being and an animal is based on the strength of human being’s being above the animal propensities. The animal part of a human being necessarily requires food to eat, shelter to live in, protection from fear and gratification of senses. These four principles of life are common both to the man and the animals. But there is another thing which is specially meant for the human being. This is God-consciousness. This God-consciousness is conspicuous by absence in the animal life, while in the human life this God-consciousness is in dormant stage even in the society of the aborigines. This God-consciousness develops in different grades of human civilization in terms of particular place, time and persons. This God-consciousness is called Religion or Culture of Life without which no civilization can stand.

The present day civilization is trying to avoid this God-consciousness of human life by artificial method of material science and forcible atheism. It is learnt from reliable sources that in an atheistic state, the village people were called in a meeting and were asked to pray in the Church for daily bread. The innocent villagers prayed in the Church for daily bread, and when the prayer was over the state officers asked them whether breads were supplied. The village men replied that there was no bread. The atheist politicians asked them again to pray for bread from them (the statesmen) and bread was at once supplied. And by this method the innocent villagers were made victims of propaganda by atheistic politicians with the result that all the villagers became gradually faithless in God, because wrongly they accepted that the bread was supplied by the politicians and not by God.

The poor victims of such propaganda did not understand that the breads supplied by the politicians were not made by the father of the politicians but actually they were sent by God. No politician can manufacture bread without wheat. No wheat is produced without sun rays or rains from the sky. No rains are possible without obedience to God. No atheist can live and decry God without eating bread.

And therefore whoever eats bread without acknowledging in gratitude of his indebtedness to God is certainly a demon and for such demons the stringent natural laws are meant for punishment. A time is nearing when there will be no wheat paddy in the field and no politician will be able to make a quick supply of bread. The food problem is already acute.

The atheistic civilization is to be troubled more and more with the progress of materialism. We have such foretellings in the pages of Srimad Bhagwat Gita. The more the people are turning to the atheistic, the more things of disturbing elements do appear before us. And that is the thing which matters at present. This is a wrong type of civilization.

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On October 20, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

My new film: Giri Govardhana Bathes in the River Yamuna

Hare Krsna dear Madhudvisa dasa Prabhu:
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

At last was poible to us see your film is wonderfull and trascendental.
Bhaktisiddhanta sais that when adevotee rings the bell he becomes an inhabitant of the spiritual sky. Mi sons said: “Well done this is the way, he is a real devotee. I think wiht this video you pursache your ticket to the spiritual world. There is a lack of words.
God Bless.
Your servant Goura.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On September 21, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

Prabhupada Chanting his rounds, Singing Bhajans, and Reading his Books

Hare Krishna Dandavats
Sadhu Sanga Ki Jai!
Our beloved master just employed the items provided by Lord Krishna, this is inteligence.
Thats all, thanks.
Chant Hare Krishna and develop your conciousness.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On November 15, 2009 @ 11:22 pm

Prabhupada Wanted No More Gurus for 10,000 Years–A Completely Bogus Idea

Srila Prabhupada’s position as acarya (spiritual master authorized) of ISKCON is unquestionable. The subject is not to adopt the position of acarya, but to become an acarya. Srila Prabhupada is recognized worldwide as the founder and spiritual master of the Hare Krishna movement. Mainly for having fulfilled the order of his spiritual master Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati to preach in English in the Western world. Srila Prabhupada not only preached in English but in all languages of the world. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta ordered him to write. Srila Prabhupada wrote more than eighty books. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta ordered to publish and Srila Prabhupada published millions of books, and are still running. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta instructed his disciples to preach in the West and the only one who can be considered the true successor acarya of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta is Srila Prabhupada.

At any time any acarya ordered anyone to adopt the position of acarya. Neither the acarya can be selected by votes. One thing is to become acarya and quite another thing is to assume the position of acarya because that is cheating.

Srila Prabhupada accepted the title of Srila Prabhupada because his disciples accepted him so. But the usurpers of the so-called “GBC” of so-called “ISKCON” of today assumed the position of acarya without be acaryas, first decided give to themselves the names of “Pada’s” and now changed that to call themselves “Srila” assuming the position successors to Srila Prabhupada, but that’s cheating. An Acarya can not be elected by vote of a particular group. Besides the “GBC” only gives the position of successor acarya someone to be a good politician or cheater and they does not grant such order to a true devotee and a true devotee does not accept such a political position.

The cheater says “OH! I was selected teacher but I am a cheater, how can I say no?” This is their concept of Trinat api sunichena taror api sahisnuna. False crowned kings who are calling themselves humble, but are full of material proud.

Srila Pabhupada is a saktyavesa avatar, or someone who descend with a specific purpose, more even Srila Prabhupada is an intimate associate of Sri Caitannya Mahaprabhu. So how can anyone in this world compare with him?

» Posted By gaurasundara das On January 24, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

“The Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is spreading all over the world with two aims — to establish Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme Personality of Godhead and to kill all the pretenders who falsely present themselves as avatāras. The preachers of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement must carry this conviction very carefully within their hearts and kill the demons who in many tactful ways vilify the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa. If we take shelter of Nṛsiḿhadeva and Prahlāda Mahārāja, it will be easier to kill the demons who are against Kṛṣṇa and to thus reestablish Kṛṣṇa’s supremacy.”
sb 7.10-42

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On April 15, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

In first grade of maths 2+2=4 this is true, but not necessarily in any of the higher maths?
In the same line:
Give harinam initition in the name of Srila Prabhupad you say: “Is highly offensive.” But not is offensive to give the order of guru as the representant of the Supreme Personality of God Krishna, God in the eartly world. In the same name of Srila Prabhupad?
When you learn Maths and when you forgive.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On March 29, 2009 @ 3:00 am

Is There a Place for Speculation in Krishna Consciousness?

Hare Krishna Prabhu Madhudvisa Das.
All Glories To Srila Prabhupada.
All glories To the assembly of devottees and
all glories to your service.

Mental speculation is not considered devotional service.

“Therefore devotional service is stressed as more important than deliberation or mental speculation to understand the Absolute Truth.” (SB 4.22.38, PURPORT)

“The word vāsanā (“material desires”) refers to dry speculative knowledge. Such speculative knowledge is only material. As confirmed in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (10.14.4), a person without devotional service who simply wants to know things (kevala-bodha-labdhaye) gains only dry speculative knowledge but no spiritual profit. This is also confirmed in the Bhakti-sandarbha(111), wherein it is said:
jīvan-muktā api punar
yānti saṁsāra-vāsanām
yady acintya-mahā-śaktau
bhagavaty aparādhinaḥ
“Even though one is liberated in this life, if one offends the Supreme Personality of Godhead he falls down in the midst of material desires, of which dry speculation about spiritual realization is one.”
(Sri Caitanya-caritamrta. Antya-lila: 8.26 : PURPORT)

“Devotional service to Krishna is exactly like a pleasing, jubilant forest of lotus flowers wherein there is ample honey. I request everyone to taste this honey. If all the mental speculators bring the bees of their minds into this forest of lotus flowers and jubilantly enjoy ecstatic love of Krishna day and night, their mental speculation will be completely transcendentally satisfied.” (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya 25.273)

“Naya-kovidāḥ. Naya-kovidāḥ means nyāya-nipuṇa. Bhagavad-dūtas, those who are gosvāmīs, they place everything with nyāya, or logic. Their instructions are not blind, dogmatic. Naya-kovidāḥ. Everything, what is said by Krishna or His representative, they are not dogmas. Those who are not representative of Krishna, they will say simply dogmas. Just like in every religion there is a dogma. But in bhāgavata religion, bhāgavata-dharma, there is no dogma.”
(Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.2.1-5 — Calcutta, January 6, 1971)
Hare Krishna!

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On May 2, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

Women In Krishna Consciousness–Questions & Answers

Hare Krishna to all.
AGTSP, PAMHO.

To clarify this debate I want to quote Srila Bhaktivinoda: “A grihastha-vaisnava who remains with his married wife in a detached mood is acting properly in the Vaisnava world, and this is not called “association with women.” The attachment of men for women and women for men is called yosit sanga. If a householder takes krishna-nama and gives up his attachments, then he will certainly attain the highest goal of life.” Jaiva Dharma

The symptoms of a sadhu are described as follows in Srimad-Bhägavatam 5.5.2-3 “The mahat or great souls are endowed with the following qualities: They see all jives with equal vision. They are fully peaceful because their intelligence is firmly fixed in Krishna. They are devoid of anger. They are well-wishing friends to all jivas. They are sadhus, meaning that they never consider others faults. They are firmly established in a loving relationship with the Supreme Lord, and they consider prema to be the supreme object of attainment. They do not consider any other object to be worthy of interest. They have no attachment for people who are absorbed in material enjoyment, nor for wife, children, wealth, or home. They have no desire to accumulate wealth beyond what is necessary to maintain their body for the service of Sri Krishna.”

Hare Krishna – Hare Krishna – Krishna Krishna – Hare Hare.
Hare Rama – Hare Rama – Rama Rama – Hare Hare.

Oh dear Radha I love Krishna.
Oh dear Radha I love Rama.
Please engage me in Your service.

In this case the quality of the chant is better than the quantity.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On August 22, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

Hare Krishna.

In the biography of Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji we can find the following:

The Householder Vow

One newly-married devotee and his wife once came to pray for the mercy of Srila Gaurakisora . Srila Gaurakisora said to the husband, “If you actually want to perform devotional service, you must live separately from your wife. Not depending on each other you can chant the Lord’s holy names.” After hearing the instructions the newly-wed devotee left and did as he was instructed A few days past, and he came again to Srila Gaurakisora, who asked, “Are you and your wife taking your meals together or separately?” The husband told him, “We are living separately and carrying on our worshop as you instructed, but we take our meals together.” Srila Gaurakisora then asked him, “What foodstuffs did you have today?” The newly-wed man answered, “We had very nice vegetables, the tastiest dhal, and fried eggplant.” Srila Gaurakisora added, “It is not enough to only give up your external connection with your wife, because you are internally associating with her. You have not been able to give up the finest tasty dishes prepared by your wife so how will you be able to worship the Lord? Your wife is communicating with you through the medium of the tasty dishes she has prepared. Shame on you! Although you are pretenciously acting as if you are chanting the Lord’s holy name, still you are desiring to taste the finest vegetables. Do you think that after a person suffers a loss of one million rupees, he will be satisfied by accepting only a handful of rice? Although he may gradually become accustomed to accepting the rice as a daily practice, he will always think about the money he lost. Even if you give such a person the nicest rice he will have no taste for it due to being in anxiety over what he has lost. Similarly, you have lost the most precious jewel of devotional service to the Supreme Lord. So, how can you become absorbed in simply eating nice foodstuffs? Externally you are disassociated from your wife yet you are maintaining internal attachment for her!”
Renunciation for Krsna’s Pleasure
A householder who was present during Srila Gaurakisora’s conversation with the newly-wed devotee asked Babaji Maharaja, “We see there are many Vaisnavas living together with their wives who perform service unto the Supreme Lord. Won’t there be any benefit for them?” Srila Gaurakisora replied, “The living entity is the eternal servant of the Supreme Lord Krsna, but in the conditioned state he cannot recognize this. He only sees the illusory form of his wife and children. If this is the case, then his vision is illusory. One who has no eyes to see through the medium of devotional service, can never realize his real identity as an eternal servant of Lord Krsna. The tendency to enjoy materialistically is always present in the association of one’s sons and wife. These days the householders who do not hear the topics of the Supreme Lord in the association of the Lord’s devotees, will become attracted to their wives and children and will not attain the spiritual energy revealed by the chanting of the holy name of the Lord.”
“Then again, some persons, like falsely renounced monkeys, act unattached towards their wives and children. Such householders are only making a show of renunciation. An actual Vaisnava in married life never enjoys sense gratification with his wife in any way whatsoever. He will always see his wife as a servant of Krsna and respect her as the representative of the spiritual master. Those householders, who actually desire to purely worship the Supreme Lord, yet are weak-hearted due to their attachment to wives and offspring should always associate with the advanced devotees, Maha-bhagavatas. By hearing the glories of the Lord they can quickly become free from their exploitative intelligence towards the family. Gradually they will realize that full surrender to Lord Krsna is the highest benefit for the spirit soul. Body consciousness obstructs self surrender and the causeless mercy of Lord Hari. An extended form of bodily awareness is depicted as attachment for wife and children.”

Best regards.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On June 6, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

Modern Day Miracles–Jesus Christ, God, and PRABHUPADA are NOT Dead!

Hare Krishna, PAMHO, AGTSP.

Miracles, Mystic Power or Acintya Sakti.

Morning Walk Recorded on May 7, 1973, Near Los Angeles

Śrīla Prabhupāda: “…the real question is, “Where have the chemicals come from?” The chemicals come from life, and this means that life has mystic powers. For example, an orange tree contains many oranges, and each orange contains chemicals—citric acid and others. So where have these chemicals come from? Obviously they have come from the life within the tree. The scientists are missing the origin of the chemicals. They have started their investigation from the chemicals, but they cannot identify the origin of the chemicals. Chemicals come from the supreme life—God. Just as the living body of a man produces many chemicals, the supreme life (the Supreme Lord) is producing all the chemicals found in the atmosphere, in the water, in humans, in animals and in the earth. And that is called mystic power…..

…Anyone can see that an ordinary tree is producing many chemicals. But how does it produce them? Since the scientists cannot answer this, they must accept that the living force has mystic power. I cannot even explain how my fingernail is growing out of my finger; it is beyond the power of my brain. In other words, my fingernail is growing by inconceivable potency, acintya-śakti. So if acintya-śakti exists in an ordinary human being, imagine how much acintya-śakti God possesses. The difference between God and me is that although I have the same potencies as God, I can produce only a small quantity of chemicals, whereas He can produce enormous quantities. I can produce a little water in the form of perspiration, but God can produce the seas. Analysis of one drop of seawater gives you the qualitative analysis of the sea, without any mistake. Similarly, the ordinary living being is part and parcel of God, so by analyzing the living beings we can begin to understand God. In God there is great mystic potency. God’s mystic potency is working swiftly, exactly like an electric machine. Some machines operate by electrical energy, and they are so nicely made that all the work is done simply by pushing a button. Similarly, God said, “Let there be creation,” and there was creation. Considered in this way, the workings of nature are not very difficult to understand. God has such wonderful potencies that the creation, on His order alone, immediately takes place….

…God exists, and His acintya-śakti also exists. Where does a bird’s power to fly come from? Both you and the bird are living entities, but the bird can fly because of its acintya-śakti, and you cannot. To give another example, semen is produced from blood. A man has mystic power in his body so that because he is sexually inclined, blood is transformed into semen. How is this done unless there is some mystic power involved? There are many mystic powers in the living entities. The cow eats grass and produces milk. Everyone knows this, but can you take some grass and produce milk? Can you? Therefore there is mystic power within the cow. As soon as the cow eats grass, she can transform it into milk. Men and women are basically the same, but as a man you cannot eat food and produce milk, although a woman can. These are mystic powers.

…You cannot produce milk from dry grass in your laboratory. Within your body, by mystic power, you can transform food into blood and tissue, but in your laboratory, without mystic power, you cannot even transform grass into milk. Therefore you must accept the existence of mystic power.

…..Yogīs are mainly concerned with developing different mystic powers. A yogī can walk on the water without drowning. The law of gravity does not operate on him. That is a mystic power called laghimā. Laghimā means that a person can become lighter than cotton and counteract the law of gravity. The yoga system simply develops the inconceivable potency already present in the practitioner. These boys are swimming [gesturing to surf bathers], but I cannot swim. Yet that swimming power is potential within me; I simply have to practice it. So, if yogic power is so potent in the human being, think how much more yogic power God has. Therefore, in the Vedas He is called Yogeśvara, which means “master of all mystic power.” In the Bhagavad-gītā (10.8) Krishna says, aham sarvasya prabhavo mattah sarvam pravartate: “I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me.” Unless we accept this statement from God, there is no conclusive explanation to the origin of material nature. God cannot be understood without accepting the existence of mystic power, but if you understand God scientifically, then you will understand everything.

…Our conclusions are not based on blind faith; they are most scientific. Matter comes from life. In life—in the origin—there are unlimited material resources; that is the great mystery of creation. If you drop a needle, it will fall immediately, but a bird weighing several pounds can float in the air. We must establish the origin of this floating. If we study nature, we find that every living entity has some mystic power. A man cannot live within the water for more than a few hours, yet a fish lives there continuously. Is that not mystic power?

…all the mystic powers exist in God, the origin of everything. I derive some of His mystic power, you derive some, and the birds derive some. But the storehouse of mystic power is God.”

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On November 26, 2009 @ 11:27 pm

Who Is a Real Guru?

So, I was told by some authority, a very responsible man, that in Germany there are musical institution. So, when a student who goes there who knows something about musical art, he is charged more. Is it a fact? He is charged more. He is charged more because extra endeavor has to be done to make him forget what nonsense he has learned. Because this learning is all nonsense, so one has to take… Just like so many people come. I have to talk so many hours to forget, to make him forget what nonsense he has learned. So, he should be charged more, this student. And one who comes as blank slate… They have accepted Kṛṣṇa consciousness because they are blank slates. And in India they think that they have learned so many things. Yes. They have learned from Radhakrishnan, they have learned from Aurobindo, they have learned from Vivekananda, the Ramakrishna, this, that, so many nonsense—except Kṛṣṇa. They have learned everything from so many nonsense except Kṛṣṇa. Now here there is so much advertisement of Ramakrishna… Just see these American boys, they do not know even the name of Ramakrishna in America.
Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/classes/sb/6/1/22/indore/december/13/1970

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On December 7, 2017 @ 11:07 am

Who Is Representing Srila Prabhupada Now?

The wise men see by the ear.

In our times of ISKCON we had hoped that the GBC would take forward the work of Srila Prabhupada, but eventually with the time everything was forgotten. And in times of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur the sankirtan movement of Sri Chaitannya Mahaprabhu had also fallen into oblivion and only a few babajis stayed as remnants of such supreme work. Usually were meetings in Sri Mayapur Dham between Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati and some other great souls to execute sankirtan and discuss matters extremely transcendental and over the future of the Hare Krishna movement.

When Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati left this planet, the Gaudiya Math did not have a resource such as the Internet connected to a network of computers associated with an interactive Web site updated constantly and where comments were taken into account and as a GBC members had everybody the opportunity to access and expose their opinions and free from limitations of time and distance or others barriers, such as for the grace of our dear Lord Krishna we can see today we have the great mercy of having a devotee as Madhudvisa prabhu who is providing us such valuable service to Srila Prabhupada and the sincere vaisnavas and that causes too much envy to the cheaters. Other vaisnavas websites do not have the special features of this site. We can conclude that this Web site is Krishna Himself.

All regional leaders must be united in a single block with Srila Prabhupada to don’t miss the strength of the Acharya. We have an Acharya and our essence of life lies in him. We only need the sincerity and the true desire to work together for Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada said: “The love for me is demonstrated working together.” I believe that in this Web site is in detail the whole information necessary to put forward the movement Hare Krishna for future generations of vaisnavas, we shall all do our bit.

I offer unlimited obeisances to all vaisnavas devotee of the Lord,

Sadhu Sanga Ky Jai!

Hare Krishna.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On December 2, 2009 @ 3:12 am

Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Prabhu.
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisances.

There are emerging a number of devotees around the world without spiritual a name and who do not accept the “gurus” of “ISKCON” or the other apasampradayas and is necessary to implement a system to properly initiate on the behalf of Srila Prabhupada.

Another important point is that Srila Prabhupada based his preaching on the phrase “We are not these bodies”. Which means that we do not should look for material complacency of the senses (mind, intelligence and ego) but to awake our spiritual senses, something unknown for us and difficult to understand. Usually devotees conclude that the better is give pleasure to the senses until death and then chant Hare Krishna for liberation, pure materialism.

Bhaktisiddhanta said that “this so called human civilization based on the complacency of the senses must be crushed and on its ashes build a temple.” He said it one hundred years ago in India the cradle of the spirituality in the world and when social conditions were not so deteriorated as today. (Srila Prabhupada in one of his room conversations strongly wished the devotees preach in India).

A society based on the complacency of the senses implies that some enjoy while others suffer. A society of exploiters and exploited, or oppressors and oppressed. This is the basic principle of the immorality and demons infiltrated the Hare Krishna movement in the role of “devotee,” “swamis” and “gurus” exploit the devotees in the interests of their personal complacency. They interpreted the Hare Krishna movement is nothing more than another array of exploiters and exploited to gratification of the senses at the expense of others and at the end we will go to heaven. They understand so blatantly that: “Loving devotional service,” means work for free or selflessly. This free work is not understand neither because is interpreted that nobody gives nothing for nothing and are only interested in eating, having a roof and some other material gain that we can draw from devotees.

Another point is that it’s said that the process is: “Chanting, dancing and eating.” This is interpreted as the sense gratification. Or it’s a spiritual way to gratification or exploitation. Something opposed to the devotion and does not help on the spiritual progress. There is not a line to define where begins the spiritual and ends the material.

If we are ready to begin a program of preach to continue with Srila Prabhupada´s movement is necessary to review the philosophical basis and begin printing some flyers, pamphlets or triplets, to be distributed for free in harinama sankirtan in all languages with the address and telephone number of each group in particular, with a clear message adapted to the time, place and circumstances. The matter is the difference between divine life and demonic. It is said that if one reads Srimad Bhagavatam and not develop love for the devotees will have to spend much time in hell. The idea is to re-establish the statutes of ISKCON based on seven the points: “Unite the devotees, etc.

I hope you be well and static in Krishna consciousness.

Your servant Goura.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On November 30, 2009 @ 11:54 am

The Glories of Chapter One of the
Bhagavad Gita from the Padma Purana

Parvati said “My dear husband, You know all the transcendental truths, and by your mercy I have heard the glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna. Oh Lord, now I long to hear from You the glories of the Srimad Bhagavad-gita, which was spoken by Lord Krishna, and by hearing which, one’s devotion to Lord Krishna increases”

Lord Shiva replied “That person, Whose body is the color of a dark rain cloud, whose carrier is the king of birds, Garuda, and Who is lying on Ananta-Sesha, the thousand headed serpent, that Lord Vishnu, Whose glories have no limit, I am always worshipping. My dear Parvati once after Lord Vishnu had killed the demon Mura, He was resting peacefully on Ananta-Sesha, when the bestower of all good fortune of the universe, Sri Lakshmi, respectfully inquired from Him.

“Bhagavan, You are the controller and maintainer of the whole universe, but yet You are sleeping unhappily on this ocean of milk What is the reason?”

Lord Vishnu said, “My dear Lakshmi, I am not sleeping, but I am watching how wonderfully My energy is working. It is by this wonderful energy of Mine, by which I am controlling all things, and yet remain separate. And it is by remembering these divine activities of Mine, that the great devotees and yogis manage to free themselves from the wheel of birth and death, and attain that transcendental nature of Mine, which is eternal and free from all qualities.”

Lakshmi said, “O, controller of all things. You are the goal of the meditation of great yogis. Nothing can go on without You. And yet You are separate. You are the cause of creation, maintenance and destruction of all the material universes. Kindly inform me about the workings of Your wonderful energies, which are so attractive, that even You are lying here, meditating upon them”

Lord Vishnu said, “My dear Lakshmi, the workings of My multi-fold energies, and how to become free from the bonds of birth and death, and attain My eternal Nature, can only be understood by one of pure intelligence, who has an inclination to render service unto Me. This transcendental knowledge is fully explained in the Srimad Bhagavad-gita”

Lakshmi inquired, “My dear Lord, if you yourself are amazed, by the workings of Your energies, and are ever trying to fathom their limit, then how is it possible that the Bhagavad-gita can describe those unlimited energies of Yours, and how to cross over them, and attain the transcendental nature?”

Lord Vishnu said, “I Myself have manifested in the Form of Bhagavad-gita. Please understand that the first five chapters are My five heads, the next ten chapters are My ten Arms, and the Sixteenth Chapter is My stomach. The last two chapters are My lotus-feet. In this way you should understand the transcendental Deity of the Bhagavad-gita. This Bhagavad-gita is the destroyer of all sins. And that intelligent man who daily recites one chapter or even one shloka, one half shloka, or at least one quarter shloka, will attain the same position as Susharma had attained.”

Lakshmi inquired, “Who was Susharma? What class did he belong to? And what destination did he attain?”

Lord Vishnu said, “My dear Lakshmi, Susharma was a very wicked and a most sinful man. Although he was born in a brahmana family, his family had no Vedic knowledge. And he only took pleasure from hurting others. He never engaged in the chanting of My names, in giving charity, or receiving guests. In fact, he never performed any pious activities. For his livelihood he collected leaves, and sold them in the bazaar. He especially enjoyed drinking wine, and eating flesh. In this way he passed his life.

“One day that foolish Susharma had gone to the garden of one sage for collecting leaves, when a snake came and bit him, and he died. After his death he was cast into many hells, where he suffered for a long time. After which he attained the body of a bull. That bull was purchased by a crippled man, who engaged him in his service. For about seven or eight years he was carrying extremely heavy loads. One day that crippled man had piled a very heavy load onto the back of his bull. Very quickly he was forcing that bull along when suddenly the bull fell over and became unconscious. Many persons gathered there, to see what was happening, feeling sorry for that bull. One pious man bestowed upon that bull the results of some of his pious activities. Seeing that, other persons standing there started remembering their pious activities, and offered the results of some of those activities to that bull. In that crowd there was also one prostitute who did not know if she had ever performed any pious activities, but seeing everyone else offering their pious credits to that bull, she also offered the results of any pious activities she might have performed After that, the bull died, and was taken to the abode of Yamaraja, the God of Death.

There, Yamaraja informed him, “You are now free from the reactions of all your previous sinful deeds, due to the pious credits given to you by that prostitute.” Then he took birth in a very high brahmana family. In that birth, he was able to remember his past lives. After many days, he decided to search out that prostitute, who had been the cause of freeing him from his hellish situation.

After he had found and introduced himself to that lady he inquired from her “What were the pious activities performed by you, the fruits of which freed me from my hellish situation?” The prostitute replied to him, “My dear sir, in that cage is one parrot, which recites something everyday. Hearing that recitation, my heart has become completely pure. The results of hearing that recitation I had given to you.” Thereafter they both inquired from that parrot about that recitation. That parrot, remembering his previous life, started to narrate his history. “Previously, I had been a very learned brahmana. But due to my pride, I used to insult other learned persons. I was also extremely jealous. After I died, I was cast into many hells, and after a long time of suffering, I achieved this body of a parrot. Due to my past sinful activities, my mother and father died while I was a baby. One day, while I was lying on the hot sands, with no protection, some rishis saw me, and took me to their ashram, and put me in a cage. At that same place, the children of those rishis were learning the recitation of the First Chapter of the Srimad Bhagavad-gita, Hearing them repeat those Shlokas, I also, started repeating those shloka along with them.

“Shortly after, one thief stole me from that place and sold me to this pious lady.” Lord Vishnu continued, “By reciting the First Chapter of the Bhagavad-gita, that parrot had become completely pure. And by hearing that recitation that prostitute also became completely pure. And by receiving some of the pious results of hearing that recitation, Susharma also become completely pure.

After discussing for some time the glories of the first chapter of Bhagavad-gita, Susharma returned to his home, and the three of them individually engaged in reciting the First Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad-gita, and very quickly attained the supreme destination, Vaikuntha.” Anyone who recites, who hears, or studies the First Chapter of Bhagavad-gita, will very easily cross over the ocean of material miseries, and attain the service of the lotus-feet of Lord Krishna.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On November 28, 2009 @ 8:36 am

The “living guru” concoction is based only in the material aspect of the guru and they don’t have any knowledge or spiritual realization. They are not livings also because they don’t have any spiritual live; the sadhana bhakti for them is some kind of Maya and they don’t fall in it. Nobody can represent Srila Prabhupada except himself, his books and the completely surrendered disciples to the Acharya (Spiritual Master.)

The today’s “ISKCON” is no more the Movement for Krishna Consciousness that Srila Prabhupada founded. “ISKCON” don’t have money to print books or people to distribute them, the “living gurus” that aren’t Krishna Conscious are selling all the properties of ISKCON and are using the remnants of ISKCON for personal profits.

So the initiations in today’s “ISKCON” should be accepted only in behalf of Srila Prabhupada as always. Is said in the Vedas that in order to dispel the illusion of Maya, the jiva should take shelter at the feet of a genuine guru who is a true Vaisnava. The Vaisnava guru can impart you knowledge by his words and behaviours. This is known as diksa and siksa. If one has previously accepted diksa and siksa from an unqualified guru, he should be initiated and receive instructions again when he meets a genuine guru.

“Learned scholars have determined that a Vaisnava is one who is initiated into a Visnu mantra in accordance with the regulations of sastra, and who is engaged in the worship of Sri Visnu. All others are known as non-Vaisnavas.” (Hari-bhakti-viläsa 1.55)

The padma Purana says: “Initiation into the exclusive chanting of the Krishna mantra is extremely beneficial for the devotee when a bona fide spiritual master initiates him into this mantra, but “Diksa mantras not received from the acaryas in one of the four sampradayas will be fruitless.”

The “living gurus” are not surrendered to any sampradaya, not by the instructions of any guru and not by any spiritual practice.

Hare Krishna.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On November 25, 2009 @ 7:24 am

Who is Krishna?

The trascendental Qualities of Sri Krishna Bhagavan

By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, from his Foreword to Sri Krishna Caitanya, Vol. 1, by his disciple Professor N.K. Sanyal.

The references are to chapters and verses of Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10

• Krishna is possessed of an unlimited intellect. (88/22)
• Krishna is inaccessible to sensuous knowledge. (16/46)
• Krishna is lord of the infinity of worlds.(69/17)
• Krishna wields the power of creating the unlimited. (87/28)
• Krishna carries the impress of limitless power. (87/14)
• Krishna is possessed of inconceivable potency. (10/29)
• Krishna is unborn. (59/28, 74/21)
• Krishna solves all heterogeneous views. (74/24)
• Krishna is vanquished by exclusive devotion. (14/3)
• Krishna is inner guide. (1/7)
• Krishna is the withholder of the energy of the wicked. (60/19)
• Krishna is the giver of salvation of jivas that are free from vanity. (86/48)
• Krishna ordains the worldly course of conceited jivas. (86/48)
• Krishna is primal God (Deva). (40/1)
• Krishna is primal person (purusha). (63/38)
• Krishna is overwhelming flood of bliss. (83/4)
• Krishna possesses fulfilled desire. (47/46)
• Krishna is self-delighted. (60/20)
• Krishna is the opponent of the sinuous. (60/35)
• Krishna is sung by the best of hymns.(86/23)
• Krishna is the dispeller of the night of pseudo-religion. (14/40)
• Krishna is devoid of increase and decrease. (48/26)
• Krishna is efficient and material cause. (10/29)
• Krishna is the only truth. (14/23)
• Krishna is awarder of the fruit of work. (49/29)
• Krishna is not subject to the consequences of work. (84/17)
• Krishna is seer of cause and effect. (38/12)
• Krishna is the person who is time (Kala). (1/7)
• Krishna is time’s own self.(70/26)
• Krishna is even the time of time. (56/27)
• Krishna is present in the heart of every animate entity like fire inside
• wood. (46/36)
• Krishna is grateful. (48/26)
• Krishna is the augmenter (like the full moon) of the ocean of earth,
• Gods, twice-born and animals. (14/40)
• Krishna is the tormentor of cannibalistic persons. (14/40)
• Krishna is the destroyer of the pride of the arrogant. (60/19)
• Krishna is the root-cause of the origin, etc., of the world. (14/23)
• Krishna is the cause of the world. (40/1)
• Krishna is the creator of the world. (70/38)
• Krishna appears as if possessed of a body like that of mundane entities,
• for the good of the world. (14/55)
• Krishna is the guru (center of gravity) of the world. (80/44)
• Krishna is the refuge (ashraya) of jivas (individual souls) who are
• afraid of birth and death. (49/12)
• Krishna is devoid of birth. (46/38)
• Krishna is equally the internal guide , cause and director of
• jivas.(87/30)
• Krishna is the destroyer of the miseries of the persons who employ
• themselves on meditating upon him. (58/10)
• Krishna is the fourth dimension and self-manifest. (66/38)
• Krishna is worthy of being gifted. (74/24)
• Krishna is the punisher of the wicked. (69/17)
• Krishna is the God of Gods.(80/44)
• Krishna is rarely cognizable by the Gods. (48/27)
• Krishna is unconcerned about body, house, etc. (60/20)
• Krishna is supreme ruler of the greatest Gods. (73/8)
• Krishna is the exponent of religion. (69/40)
• Krishna is the eternal son of Nanda (ananda/pleasure). (14/1)
• Krishna is visible to man with great difficulty. (71/23)
• Krishna presence mocks the world of man. (70/40)
• Krishna is the object of palatable drink of the human eye. (71/33)
• Krishna is the internal guide of all. (31/4)
• Krishna is worthy of the worship of all the worlds. (69/15)
• Krishna accommodates all the worlds. (59/30)
• Krishna is the manifestor of all light. (69/34)
• Krishna is unstinted in giving Himself away to one who recollects Him.
• (80/11)
• Krishna is the efficient cause. (87/50)
• Krishna although devoid of all mundane quality, assumes mundane
• qualities by his inconceivable power for the purpose of creation, etc.
• (46/40)
• Krishna is not subject to change. (64/29)
• Krishna is not capable of discrimination, by reason of being void of any
• extraneous covering. (87/29)
• Krishna is the giver of Himself to those who covet nothing. (86/33)
• Krishna loves those who covet nothing. (60/14)
• Krishna does no work. (60/20)
• Krishna is human, hidden, primal person (purusha). (44/13)
• Krishna is present in the hearts of jivas like the five elements.
• (82/45)
• Krishna is the supreme sorcerer. (70/37)
• Krishna is supreme Godhead and the internal guide of all. (56/27)
• Krishna is the crest-jewel of those whose praises are sung by the sacred
• lore. (71/30)
• Krishna is primal person and ever-existing. (14/23)
• Krishna is the highest among the objects of worship. (74/19)
• Krishna is the healer of the miseries of the submissive. (73/16)
• Krishna is the destroyer of the sins of the submissive. (31/7)
• Krishna is the destroyer of the distress of the submissive. (73/8)
• Krishna is the residue after cataclysm. (87/15)
• Krishna is devoid of touch with the mundane senses. (87/28)
• Krishna is the soul and friend of all animate entities. (29/32)
• Krishna is devoid of distinction appertaining to an alien. (63/38, 44)
• Krishna is inconceivable by His nature. (70/38)
• Krishna is the master of the universe. (70/37)
• Krishna is the nourisher of the universe. (85/5)
• Krishna is the sun that cheers the lotus of the kindred of the
• Vrishnis. (14/40)
• Krishna is the God worshipped by the brahmanas. (69/15)
• Krishna is the foremost of the brahmanas. (84/20)
• Krishna is the originator of Brahma. (40/1)
• Krishna is the worshipped of Brahma. (31/13)
• Krishna loves his devotees. (48/26)
• Krishna wears forms in accordance with the wishes of His devotee.
• (59/25)
• Krishna is eternally present in Mathura. (1/28)
• Krishna is devoid of the sense of kinship and regards all in the same
• way. (46/37)
• Krishna is beyond all measuring potency (Maya). (63/26)
• Krishna is subdued by the love of Yudhisthira. (72/10)
• Krishna is concealed by the screen of maya from the sight of the people.
• (84/23)
• Krishna does not follow the ways of the world. (60/36)
• Krishna is the destroyer of the fear of the mundane sojourn of the
• submissive. (85/19)
• Krishna is the womb of the scriptures. (16/44, 80/45, 84/20)
• Krishna is shree guru’s own self. (80/33)
• Krishna is devoid of hankering for wife, offspring, etc. (60/20)
• Krishna is the ordainer of the worldly sojourn and of the summum bonum.
• (1/7)
• Krishna is the cause of all entities. (85/4)
• Krishna is the friend of good. (69/17)
• Krishna is devoid of discrimination as of kinship. (63/38, 44)
• Krishna is in existence. (56/27)
• Krishna possesses true desire. (80/44)
• Krishna is the true entity. (87/17)
• Krishna is true of speech. (48/26)
• Krishna is true of resolve. (37/12)
• Krishna sees with an equal eye. (16,33)
• Krishna is the cause of all causes. (14/56-57, 63/38, 87/16)
• Krishna is the originator of all. (59/28)
• Krishna is the soul’s own self of all jivas (individual souls). (14/55)
• Krishna is omniscient. (16/48)
• Krishna is all-seeing. (38/18)
• Krishna is the embodiment of all Gods. (74/19, 86/54)
• Krishna is the seer of all. (16/48)
• Krishna is the lord of all. (37/23)
• Krishna is the stay (Ashraya) of all entities. (82/46)
• Krishna is all-pervasive and eternal. (9/13)
• Krishna is the soul of all elements. (86/31)
• Krishna is the knower of the mind’s of all elements. (81/1)
• Krishna is the soul’s self of all elements. (74/24)
• Krishna is the inner soul of all elements. (37/11)
• Krishna is the internal guide of all elements. (47/29)
• Krishna is the cause of the origin of all elements. (64/29)
• Krishna is the limit of all Good. (84/21)
• Krishna is omnipotent. (37/12)
• Krishna is the lord of Lakshmi, the presiding deity of all riches.
• (47/46)
• Krishna is the internal guide of all. (63/38, 72/6)
• Krishna is the stay (Ashraya) of all. (40/15)
• Krishna is witness and seer of self. (86/31)
• Krishna is the refuge of the good. (80/9)
• Krishna is most difficult to serve. (88/11)
• Krishna is the friend of one’s heart. (48/26)
• Krishna is the withholder of creation. (82/45)
• Krishna is withholder, creator and preserver. (63/44)
• Krishna is the master of the functions of creation, etc. (16/49,
• 37/12)
• Krishna is devoid of distinction as of kinship. (74/21)
• Krishna is devoid of distinction as between kin and alien. (72/6)
• Krishna indwells the universe created by himself. (48/19)
• Krishna is the destroyer of the worldly sojourn of His devotees.
• (60/43)
• Krishna is the wearer of body according to His wish. (1/7)

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On November 8, 2009 @ 7:28 am

Universal Religion — Religion is One (MP3 Audio)

The wise men see by the ear.

In our times of ISKCON we had hoped that the GBC would take forward the work of Srila Prabhupada, but eventually with the time everything was forgotten. And in times of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur the sankirtan movement of Sri Chaitannya Mahaprabhu had also fallen into oblivion and only a few babajis stayed as remnants of such supreme work. Usually were meetings in Sri Mayapur Dham between Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati and some other great souls to execute sankirtan and discuss matters extremely transcendental and over the future of the Hare Krishna movement.

When Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati left this planet, the Gaudiya Math did not have a resource such as the Internet connected to a network of computers associated with an interactive Web site updated constantly and where comments were taken into account and as a GBC members had everybody the opportunity to access and expose their opinions and free from limitations of time and distance or others barriers, such as for the grace of our dear Lord Krishna we can see today we have the great mercy of having a devotee as Madhudvisa prabhu who is providing us such valuable service to Srila Prabhupada and the sincere vaisnavas and that causes too much envy to the cheaters. Other vaisnavas websites do not have the special features of this site. We can conclude that this Web site is Krishna Himself.

All regional leaders must be united in a single block with Srila Prabhupada to don’t miss the strength of the Acharya. We have an Acharya and our essence of life lies in him. We only need the sincerity and the true desire to work together for Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada said: “The love for me is demonstrated working together.” I believe that in this Web site is in detail the whole information necessary to put forward the movement Hare Krishna for future generations of vaisnavas, we shall all do our bit.

I offer unlimited obeisances to all vaisnavas devotee of the Lord,

Sadhu Sanga Ky Jai!

Hare Krishna.

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On December 1, 2009 @ 8:41 am

“I am not this Body.” Easy to say…

Hare Krishna.
AGTSP.
PAMHO.

All this is corroborated by scriptures as follow:

“The individual is the passenger in the car of the material body, and intelligence is the driver. Mind is the driving instrument, and the senses are the horses. The self is thus the enjoyer or sufferer in the association of the mind and senses. So it is understood by great thinkers.” (Katha Upanisad 1.3.3–4)

“The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone’s heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy.” (Bhagavad-Gita 18-61)

“As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, similarly, the soul accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.” (Bhagavad-Gita 2- 22)

Accordingly whit the teachings of Srila Prabhupada: “This is the basic problem of human society. I am not this body but a spiritual soul in the body. The body is a dress for the soul, but people are too much worried about the dress and don’t feed the spirit. If I have a very elegant dress but if I don’t eat, I die. Basically we are spiritual souls but we are very concerned in the body and not in ourselves. So the whole world is identified with the body, no one is identified with the spiritual soul.

This is a wrong sense of ego. There are two kinds of ego; aham-mameti I am the body, and aham-brahmasmi I am spirit. False ego is the sense of identify the self with what we are not; a body that is temporary, illusory. The body is made of five inert material elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether.) That has no life or consciousness. The spirit is sensitive, while the mater is insensitive, so the body never is really alive, because matter is inert by nature; it is only because of the spiritual soul that the body apparently lives.

In addition to the gross material body, we also have a subtle energy body that consists of three elements: Mind, intelligence and false ego. The subtle body is like a mask for the soul, which takes the soul form one body to another while inside the material world.

The true ego, the soul, is made of three elements: eternity, knowledge and bliss. The soul is spiritual, its nature is contrary to the matter, and matter is always changing is temporary while the soul is unborn eternal. In its natural position the soul is the consciousness of eternal life filled with happiness. Happiness means reality, but the soul because of illusion is identified with the suffering, the ignorance and the temporality, so that today we are like a fish out of water.

The mind is enjoying the senses of the body. When the senses are uncontrolled, drag the soul into the well of material conditions. All our wishes to control material nature are not more than the product of our false ego that wants to be the centre.

The Lord is covered by the curtain of illusion; therefore, one should by all means tolerate the duality of happiness and sorrow, leaving the body identification or occupation in the complacency of senses, as a turtle retracts its senses into the shell. This will elevated one to the platform of knowledge and eliminate the false ego, free from ignorance forever.

Similarly as the man who runs the car when the car is stationary or going well, he is disinterested because he knows he is not the car. When someone who is intelligent and wise understands that the body is a machine, so no doubts at any stage of the body.

Every seven years all the cells in our body change, but consciousness, which is the symptom of the soul, is something permanent that never changes. A material body without conscience is a dead body and nobody can revive this awareness with any amount of chemical combinations; thus, consciousness is only because the presence of the spiritual soul. The spiritual soul is situated in the area of the heart and its atomic dimension is beyond the power of appreciation of materialistic scientists who claim that there is not soul: but although they admit that the heart is the source of all energies of the body, do not know where that energy comes from.

Consciousness of being is different from the body, when I say: “I have a body” there are two aspects: the –self- which is the subject, and the –body- which is the object, I do not say: “I arm” but: “I have an arm” “I have a mind, “I have an intelligence” then the person is the consciousness that is beyond what he has. That is the cause of the dissatisfaction. That nobody has spiritual practices, we are only concerned by the external costume of the soul by the crust: pure form, as mannequins, or ceramic pieces, empty by inside, because nobody has a moral principle whereby live or some spiritual value that makes you feel that you are not a zero to the left.

He who has no information about the bliss obtained from association with the Supreme Lord will not do any penance, but will remain absorbed in the animalistic tendencies of eating, sleeping, mate and defence, caged in material conditioning, looking for a pleasure which is affordable to dogs and pigs that eat excrement. Addressing only in economic development for complacency of the senses is a loss of time, as walk behind ghost or decorating dead bodies. Due to the ignorance nobody knows what is the own interest, the true profit or what is right for you, and are only dedicated to chew the masticated. Your constitutional position is that you are a pure living soul. You must not identify this body or mind as your true self. Your true identity is not your body, your mind, your intelligence, nor your false ego. Your position is that you are transcendental and you have the power to get rid of the material energy and avail you of spiritual energy. Currently identify the body with the self, this false identification is called “false ego”. The living being enchanted by this false ego changes his different bodies and is subject to the miseries of the material world.”

One must be identified as an eternal servant of Lord Krishna. Bhaktivinoda Says: “When someone is considered guilty of aversion in service to Krishna, God, then Maya, the illusory material energy, condemns you to pursue mundane happiness and find misery as punishment.”

» Posted By Gaurasundara Das On December 24, 2009 @ 11:11 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.

    thankyou!
    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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