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Hare Krishna PAMHO. AGTSP.
When Krishna is preaching to Arjuna He is preaching us pragmatically, and Arjuna is asking for our benefit.
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On November 22, 2017 @ 12:40 pm
“Everybody is looking for KRISHNA”
Words from George Harrison [Beatles] (Apple).
This is the opposite point of vew from the mass media which place the lowest to the hightest. By which one can sell the books of Srila Prabhupada in the book shops.
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On April 3, 2014 @ 10:22 am
It´s said that: “This world is just a shadow of the spiritual world and the inferior energy cannot create anything.” It’s said also that: “The highest Krishna´s energy is called the charming “Sundara” (creativity.)
“O expert and thoughtful men, relish Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the mature fruit of the desire tree of Vedic literatures. It emanated from the lips of Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī. Therefore this fruit has become even more tasteful, although its nectarean juice was already relishable for all, including liberated souls.” SB 1.1.3:
Normally when a devotee is preaching he say often for example: “What YOU HAVE TO DO IS to read Srila Prabhupada´s books, to chant Hare Krishna, execute devotional service with love and devotion and then you can become Krishna conscious, as is stated in Bg. 18-55.”
When Srila Prabhupada preach He say the same but in a very soft or indirect way: “He who,” “The one who,” “My dear mind.” In NOD there are 64 offenses that should be avoided and say: “One should not.”
Anyway those offenses are just the platform base to stablish our “personal” relationship with The Supreme Lord.
In Bg: introduction Krishna say to “His Friend”: “He tells Arjuna that He is relating this supreme secret to him because he is His devotee and His friend…. This is the art, and this is also the secret of Bhagavad-gītā: total absorption in the thought of Śrī Kṛṣṇa.”
In Bg. Lord Krishna is preaching to “Arjuna” and He is giving a clue:
“Intelligence, knowledge, freedom from doubt and delusion, forgiveness, truthfulness, self-control and calmness, pleasure and pain, birth, death, fear, fearlessness, nonviolence, equanimity, satisfaction, austerity, charity, fame and infamy are created by Me alone.” Bg 10.4-5
Sri Krishna, is The Supreme Engineer:
“The Supreme Lord is the supervising engineer; the real mind behind all creative agents is the Absolute Personality of Godhead.” Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Chapter 23.
“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” SB 1.1.1 : PURPORT.
“The Lord says in Bhagavad-gītā (15.15), mattaḥ smṛtir jñānam apohanaṁ ca. All recollections, knowledge, etc., as well as all forgetfulness, are engineered by the Lord, who is sitting within the heart of everyone. The intelligent man seeks the help of the Lord, and the Lord helps the sincere devotees engaged in His multifarious services.” SB 3.5.51, Purport.
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On July 31, 2015 @ 8:41 am
The conclusion of all knowledge is related about the Raja Guhyam the top most secret, found in Bg. 9 The Most Confidential Knowledge. It is about pragmatism, and as every thing can be used in KC then pragmatism also. If I say for example: “Dear devotee I am very glad to have the association of such a great vaishnava.” Here i am saying pragmatically or practically, or indirectly that you are a great vaishnava. Is not the same if I say: “Dear devotee you are a great vaishnava.” Because everybody accept the things easily, when you say it with a double sense or indirectly. We can find lots of references about this in scriptures. “The hamsa accept the milk only when it is within the water.”
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On July 22, 2015 @ 11:58 am
Hare Krishna Prabhuji.
After all the great work of preaching that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta did in India, founding 64 temples of the Gaudiya Math, printing books, publishing 5 news papers, etc. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta said:
“Sri Varsabhanavi dayita dasa desires to serve the beloved Lord of Sri Varsabhanavidevi by giving up all offenses. O Gandharvika-Giridhari, I pray day and night for your service while sitting at Sri Vrajapattana, Mayapur.”
His ideal was to serve Sri Sri Radha and Krishna personally. The man is measured by his ideal; if the ideal is big, the man is big.
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On April 1, 2010 @ 10:58 pm
The acceptance of a spiritual name is just One of Five steeps in the Pancaratrika diksa stablished by the Acarya.
The Pancharatrica system of initiations founded by Srila Prabhupada under Srila Bhaktisiddhanta´s order makes him the Acarya (bonafide spiritual master) of ISKCON, and is not that the executor of the ceremony is the master, as illegally is assumed by the cheaters of Fiskcon.
Srila Rupa Goswami writes:
sruti smrti-puranadi-pancaratra-vidhim vina
aikantiki harer bhaktir utpatayaiva kalpate
“Devotional service of the Lord that ignores the authorized Vedic literatures like the Upanisads, Puranas and Narada-pancaratra is simply an unnecessary disturbance in society. (Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhuh 1.2.101)”
Initiation is just an inscription and physical presence of the Acarya is not required. Srila Prabhupada is the giver of knowledge (jñana) through his books, and “depends on your surrender for practical realization of knowledge (vijñiana.)” Channakya Niti 13-17.
Vedic civilization has two main traditions: Smartha (by birth) and Bhagavata or Vaisnava by qualification (adhikara). In Kali Yuga Smartha tradition is not accepted since according to Skanda Purana: “Kalau sudra sambavah” In Kali Yuga everyone is Sudra by birth.
So to become a civilized person in Kali Yuga, to assist in the purification and to allow the Deiti worship, followers of bhagavata tradition must be qualified by the purificatory process called Pancaratrica vidhi (five steeps of knowledge.)
Initiation in the pancaratrika system requires a sadhaka to undergo the process known as panca-samskara. This panca-samskara consists of panca (five) stages of samskara (purification) mentioned as follows:
tapah pundram tatha nama mantro yagas ca pancamah
ami hi panca-samskarah paramaikanti-hetavah
“Tapah, pundra, nama, mantra, and yaga; these five items comprise panca-samskara. They are the cause of intense devotion to Lord Hari.”
Tapah: Austerity. (4 principles.)
Pundra: Tílaka. (Devotional dresses.)
Nama: Baptism. (The aceptance of a holy name.)
Mantra. Chanting. (16 Rounds.)
Yaga: Deiti worship. (Prasadam.)
The Vaisnava system of pancaratrika-diksa, has existed since ancient times, and was directly taught by the Supreme Lord.
pancaratrasya krtsnasya vakta tu bhagavan svayam
sarvesu ca nrpasrestha jnanesvebhesu drsyate
“Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, spoke the Pancaratra literature. It is considered that Pancaratra, (especially the Narada Pancaratra) is supernaturally excellent among all revealed scriptures.” Paramatma Sandarbha, annucheda 18, and Mahabharata.
The Narada Pancaratra specifically deals with the topic of bhakti and therefore it is the most important for all devotional aspirants in the Gaudiya Vaisnava sampradaya.
jnanam paramatattvam ca janma-mrtyu-jarapaham
tato mrtyunjayah sambhuh samprapa krsnavaktratah
“The knowledge contained here (Narada Pancaratra) puts an end to birth, death, old age and disease – and reveals the Supreme Truth. Krsna also spoke this knowledge to the supremely fortunate Sambu (Lord Siva).” (Narada Pancaratra 1.2.25 and Gaudiya Kanthahara 2.46)
drstha sarvam samalokya jnanam samprapya sankarat
jnanartam pancaratram cakara narado munih
“Narada Muni, after studying all the scriptures, heard this unparalled knowledge from the lotus mouth of the best of devotees, Lord Siva, who heard it from Krsna. At that time Narada compiled the Pancaratra, which is the essence of nectar.” (Narada Pancaratra 1.2.56 and Gaudiya Kanthahara 2.47)
Lord Chaitannya has accomplished this information with another 5 angas:
sādhu-saṅga, nāma-kīrtana, bhāgavata-śravaṇa
mathurā-vāsa, śrī-mūrtira śraddhāya sevana
“One should associate with devotees, chant the holy name of the Lord, hear Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, reside at Mathurā and worship the Deity with faith and veneration. (C.c.Madhya-lila 22.128).
Definition of Diksa (Pancharatrika)
Diksa is defined in the Visnu Yamala as that process by which divine knowledge is given and papa (sins) are destroyed:
divyam jnanam yato dadyat kuryat papasya samksayam
tasmad-dikseti sa prokta desikais tattva-kovdaih
“The process by which divine knowedge (divya jnana) is given and sins are destroyed is called diksa by highly learned scholars who are expert in spiritual affairs.” (Hari-bhakti-vilasa 2.9, from Visnu Yamala)
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On July 30, 2015 @ 2:53 pm
References for 10.000 years.
SENAPATI BHAKTA (Predictions of Prabhupada’s appereance)
Brahma Vaivarta Purana also describes a conversation that took place in Dvaraka between Lord Krishna and Srimati Ganga devi. Ganga devi came to express her fears at the advent of the Kali Age, and the imminent departure of the Lord back to His Eternal Abode. In anxiety, she spoke on behalf of all the sacred rivers, saying:
“Oh Lord, we can see that Your pastimes are about to end, and people are becoming more and more materialistic. You have been very merciful to us. After You leave, however, all the sinful people of Kali Yuga will bathe in our waters, and we will become overwhelmed with sinful reactions.”
Lord Krishna smilingly replied, “My dear Ganga Devi, please be patient. After five thousand years My mantra-upasaka (worshiper of the Holy Name) will appear in this world and spread the chanting of the Holy Names everywhere. Not only in Bharata-Varsha (India) but also all over the world people will chant Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare. Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare.”
“By this chanting, the whole world will become eka-varna, having one designation, namely, Hari-Bhaktas, devotees of Lord Hari. And because the devotees of Lord Hari are so pure, anyone who contacts them will become purified from sinful reactions. These pure devotees will visit Bharata-Varsha and purify you from sinful reactions by bathing in your sacred waters. This period of worldwide chanting of Hare Krishna will continue for ten thousand years.”
This Mantra-Upasaka is Srila Prabhupada, the Lord’s Senapati Bhakta. The ten thousand year period is just beginning, the Golden Age within Kali Yuga.
Prabhupada is indeed the extraordinary Acharya of the Golden Age. He is the “Mor Senapati Bhakta”, the “Military Field Commander” who was predicted by the Lord Himself to lead Lord Chaitanya’s sankirtan army. Time will tell; everyone will come to know of his greatness. That also is predicted.
In Chaitanya Mangala, it is recorded that Narada Muni, while visiting the spiritual world, came upon Lord Gouranga. Shri Gouranga Dev told him of His mission to destroy the sinful activities of the Kali Age.
He said, “With the powerful chopper of Nama-Samkirtan, I shall cut the hard knots of demoniac desires from the hearts of everyone. Even if the sinners reject religion or flee to foreign countries, still they will get My mercy. I will send ‘mor senapati-bhakta’ to go there and deliver them.” Mor means “My”, senapati means “military field commander,” and bhakta means “devotee.” So, “Mor Senapati-Bhakta” refers to that great devotee who will lead Lord Chaiainya’s sankirtan army, who is empowered by the Lord to spread Krishna consciousness all over the world. That Mor Senapati Bhakta is Srila Prabhupada, and even some may not yet recognize it, in time they will. This is the greatest benediction of our time.
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On January 5, 2015 @ 7:34 am
Yes, and what about the “mistic powers” of the “gurus”? For example Rameshvara Maharaj literaly disappeared two million dollars of funding from the BBT into his personal account. Some one can say what is morality?
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On March 27, 2009 @ 9:08 pm
“The idea of an organised church in an intelligible form, indeed, marks the close of a living spiritual movement. The great ecclesiastical establishments are the dykes and the dams to retain the current that canno be held by any such contrivances. They, indeed, indicate a desire on the part of the masses to exploit a spiritual movement for their own purpose. They also unmistakably indicate the end of the absolute and unconventional guidance of the bonafide spiritual teacher.”
(Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada, The Harmonist, January 1929)
“Unfortunately in this age of Kali there are many mundane persons in the dress of Vaisnavas and Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has described them a disciples of Kali. He says, Kali-cela, he indicates that there is another Vaisnava, a pseudo-Vaisnava with tilaka on his nose and kunti beads around his neck. Such a pseudo-Vaisnava associates with money and women and is jealous of successful Vaisnavas. Although passing for a Vaisnava, his only business is earning money in the dress of a Vaisnava. Bhaktivinoda Thakura therefore says that such a pseudo-Vaisnava is not a Vaisnava at all, but a disciple of Kali-yuga. A disciple of Kali cannot become an acarya by the decision of some high court. Mundane votes have no jurisdiction to elect a Vaisnava acarya. A Vaisnava acarya is self-effulgent, and there is no need for any court judgement. A false acarya my try to override a Vaisnava by a high-court decision, but Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that he is nothing but a disciple of Kali-yuga.”
Srila Prabhupada (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila, Ch 1, 218-219)
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On March 27, 2009 @ 10:08 am
Hare Krishna to all.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Please accept my humble obeisances.
Is said that: “The mind is brought to a standstill when it tries to understand the truth through words. The truth can be realized only through spiritual culture”
The Caitanya Caritamrta 1- 51 says:
“Please hear attentively what I shall speak to you, for transcendental knowledge about Me is not only scientific but also full of mysteries.
Transcendental knowledge of Śrī Kṛṣṇa is deeper than the impersonal knowledge of Brahman, for it includes knowledge of not only His form and personality but also everything else related to Him. There is nothing in existence not related with Śrī Kṛṣṇa. In a sense, there is nothing but Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and yet nothing is Śrī Kṛṣṇa save and except His primeval personality. This knowledge constitutes a complete transcendental science, and Viṣṇu wanted to give Brahmājī full knowledge about that science. The mystery of this knowledge culminates in personal attachment to the Lord, with a resulting effect of detachment from anything “non-Kṛṣṇa.” There are nine alternative transcendental means to attain this stage: hearing, chanting, remembering, serving the lotus feet of the Lord, worshiping, praying, assisting, fraternizing with the Lord, and sacrificing everything for Him. These are different parts of the same devotional service, which is full of transcendental mystery. The Lord said to Brahmā that since He was pleased with him, by His grace the mystery was being revealed.”
Sri Krishna Ki jay!
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On March 19, 2010 @ 10:37 am
Hare Krishna, dear Rajesh. AGTSP, PAMHO.
Srila Gaura Kisora Dasa Babaji was very radical here he say: “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?”
The goal is chant Hare Krishna all the time, this was the order of Srila Gaura Kisora to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta.
I hope it helps, wish you the best.
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On August 4, 2010 @ 3:48 pm
Hare Krishna AGTSP, PAMHO.
His grace Bhakti Charu Swami (Title gived by himself in honor of his political behavior) sould be considered as a disident or he dont knows what do hipocresy is.
The BChS conclutions are a psicotic disasotiation, because Srila Prabhupada (The master of all the devotees) is death since 1977, accordingly with the demonic conclutions of the GBC (Gang of Bandits Corruptors).
More even, A.C. “Bhaktivendanta” Swami is not only, no more the Acharya or Prabhupada in ISKCON since 1977, but the GBC don´t accept him neither as an acharya of the vaisnava tradition, and by that all his books can be changed, his institution can be desmounted and his name can be errased from the history becouse he is not an autority in any sense becouse (accordingly the GBC) he dissapeared in 1977, and all his money, girls, lands, properties, power, domination and servands passed away too another hands. “King death King Crowned.”
The concept: “All Glories To Srila Prabhupada” was changed to: “Iskcon Guru Vrinda Ki Jay”. And so on.
The following was a coment by Srila Prabhupada to Citshukananda prabhu in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in 1972.
“We can have the situation about a devotee who gets up every day of the year at 3: 00 a.m., showering and dressing as a perfect vaisnava dhoti, kurta, sika and tilaka on his body. Go down into the hall of the temple, chant about 8 rounds for space of one hour and then participate decidedly in mangala-aratik. When this function is completed; the devotee worships Tulasi Devi and then diligently chants the rest of his rounds during the japa`s time [from 5: 15 a.m. to 6: 30 a.m.]. Subsequently he directs Guru-puja and attends to the hosting of the deities, “Govinda”. Then you’ll see him sit in front or side of the exposed altars and give an inspiring teach of the Srimad-Bhagavatam illustrating citing of memory Sanskrit slokas, telling puranics stories and doing analysis and tremendous inferences.
Completed the morning devotional sadhana, this devotee will go to do his devotional service for the rest of daytime to plan, motivate others, or directly execute a plethora of activities aimed at promoting the Krishna Consciousness movement. Already overnight read carefully Caitanya caritamrta or Krishna book and finally finished his day you’ll see him drinking a glass of hot milk and eating two puris. The devotee repeatedly named can have been doing without fail all this devotional routine for a period of 30 years or more; however, he is not even one percent conscious of Krishna.”
Please correct me if I am wrong. Yours in service to Srila Prabhupada.
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On June 28, 2010 @ 12:18 pm
Hare Krishna Prabhuji I hope you are enjoying good health, I want to note that the word “deductive” was changed to the word “inductive” in prabhupadabooks.com, greetings. Gaurasundara Das.
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On December 19, 2014 @ 10:14 am
There is a history about Gopala Chapala, maybe will be interesting for you, he really don’t needed to do such thing but by envy he critique a devotee.
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu regularly led congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna mahā-mantra in the house of Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura every night for one full year.
This ecstatic chanting was performed with the doors closed so that nonbelievers who came to make fun could not gain entrance.
Thus the nonbelievers almost burned to ashes and died in envy. To retaliate, they planned various ways to give trouble to Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura.
One night while kīrtana was going on inside Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura’s house, a brāhmaṇa named Gopāla Cāpāla, the chief of the nonbelievers, who was talkative and very rough in his speech, placed all the paraphernalia for worshiping the goddess Durgā outside Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura’s door.
On the upper portion of a plantain leaf he placed such paraphernalia for worship as oḍa-phula, turmeric, vermilion, red sandalwood and rice.
He placed a pot of wine beside all this, and in the morning when Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura opened his door he saw this paraphernalia.
Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura called for all the respectable gentlemen of the neighborhood and smilingly addressed them as follows.
“Gentlemen, every night I worship the goddess Bhavānī. Since the paraphernalia for the worship is present here, now all you respectable brāhmaṇas and members of the higher castes can understand my position.”
Then all the assembled gentlemen exclaimed, “What is this? What is this? Who has performed such mischievous activities? Who is that sinful man?”
They called for a sweeper [hāḍi], who threw all the items of worship far away and cleansed the place by mopping it with a mixture of water and cow dung.
After three days, leprosy attacked Gopāla Cāpāla, and blood oozed from sores all over his body. Incessantly covered with germs and insects biting him all over his body, Gopāla Cāpāla felt unbearable pain. His entire body burned in distress.
Since leprosy is an infectious disease, Gopāla Cāpāla left the village to sit down on the bank of the Ganges underneath a tree. One day, however, he saw Caitanya Mahāprabhu passing by and spoke to Him as follows.
“My dear nephew, I am Your maternal uncle in our village relationship. Please see how greatly this attack of leprosy has afflicted me.
“As an incarnation of God, You are delivering so many fallen souls. I am also a greatly unhappy fallen soul. Kindly deliver me by Your mercy.”
Hearing this, Caitanya Mahāprabhu appeared greatly angry, and in that angry mood He spoke some words chastising him.
“O sinful person, envious of pure devotees, I shall not deliver you! Rather, I shall have you bitten by these germs for many millions of years.
“You have made Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura appear to have been worshiping the goddess Bhavānī. Simply for this offense, you will have to fall down into hellish life for ten million births.
“I have appeared in this incarnation to kill the demons [pasandis] and, after killing them, to preach the cult of devotional service.”
After saying this, the Lord left to take His bath in the Ganges, and that sinful man did not give up his life but continued to suffer.
Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 17. 34-54
» Posted By Gaurasundara Dasa On April 8, 2010 @ 9:15 pm