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Hare Krishna Larry
It is a response in video called: “a messaje of hope”
» Posted By Gourasundara Dasa On February 13, 2010 @ 12:42 pm
Hare Krishna Milan.
This is the first stage of chanting the offensive platform, but it does not means one dont have to chant. When we fall down, we need the floor the stand up. many people says: “As i am doing offences, then I don´t chant” It is not so.
This is what the Lord Chaitanya calls the cleaning of the hearts mirror, (Cheto darpana marjanam.) An analogy given in this regard is that when one puts clean water in a vase, all the mud from the bottom starts to goes out on top, similarly when one chant holy names all the contamination found in our heart begin to emerge through our mind. Then afterwards when our minds purifies one gradually becomes more philosophical and tries to advance in the spiritual knowledge, this inspired by the Supreme personality of God in our hearts (Chaita guru.) It is said that when Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur was chanting his rounds he usually travelled to the spiritual world. Also happens that when one eats food not offered to Krishna, (Bhoga or food that comes from a impure source) our mind is contaminated.
Srila Prabhupada says:
“The chanting of the holy name of the Lord is a transcendental sound vibration, because it comes from the spiritual platform, which is the abode of Krishna. Because there is no difference between Krishna and His name, the holy name of Krishna is so pure, perfect and liberated than Krishna Himself. The chanting of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra with faith leads one to understand the transcendental nature of the Supreme Lord and will liberate us of designations that arise from the gross and subtle bodies the concept of “Me and mine….”
“The chanting of Hare Krishna is the essence of all knowledge of Vedic literature, when you chant Hare Krishna without offences can be free from the material contamination and be placed in the liberate platform. Is understood that someone who chants Hare Krishna has studied all the Vedic literature, it is said that all the mantras, rituals and Vedic understanding are contained in these sixteen words of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra. It meants to counteract the influences of this age of Kali (the age of iron) which represents the quarrel and hypocrisy. To escape of the contaminations of Kali, there is no other alternative for the self realization than to chant the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra….”
“There is no difference between the name and the form of Krishna; throughout the name of Krishna one could be able to see the form of Krishna and to develop love for Krishna. Just as a doctor does not give candy to a patient who is suffering, but when he gets better he allows to appetizing dishes, so we should wait to cure of the material disease (the bodily concept of life) and when we are recovered of disease then the complacent things comes automatically. We must know that there is nothing more complacent than Krishna consciousness. When we be able to realize the transcendental pleasure of chanting the Maha Mantra (great song) this is the sign that we are recovering….”
“A kanistha Vaisnava chants the name of Krishna occasionally, a madhyama Vaisnava chants the name of Krishna constantly, and an uttama Vaisnava causes others to chant sri-nama by his very presence. According to Mahaprabhu’s instructions, we do not need any other criteria to discern who is a Vaisnava….”
“When you abandon all material doubts and mundane logic, and constantly apply yourself to sri-nama, spiritual realization will quickly arise within you of its own accord. The more you resort to mundane logic, the more you will subjugate your mind to material bondage. The more you strive to initiate the flow of nama-rasa, the more your material shackles will become loosened. The spiritual dimension will then manifest in your heart.”
“There is no difference between nama, the holy name, and nami, Bhagavan, who possesses the holy name. If you chant Nama without offence, you will very quickly attain all perfection. All nine forms of bhajana are automatically carried out when performing nama-bhajana. When one utters sri-nama, he is engaged in both hearing and chanting. As one chant, one also remembers the pastimes of Hari, and within the mind one serves His lotus feet, worships Him, offers prayers to Him, serves Him in the mood of a servant or friend, and offers one’s very self to Him.”
The spiritual dimension begins in this material platform but by the upper side of the mundane logic, what is called pragmatism or “the practical sense of a message” It goes beyond the logic. Because the logic only reaches the message but understanding the practical sense of message is in the spiritual dimension. In this regard Srila Prabhupada says:
“There is a very nice story. One rat, he was troubled with cat. So he came to a saintly person: “My dear sir, I am very much troubled.” “What is the difficulty?” The rat said, “The cat always chases. So I’m not in peace of mind.” “Then what do you want?” “Please make me a cat.” “All right, you become a cat.” After few days, the same cat again came to the saintly person, says, “My dear sir, I am again in trouble.” “What is that?” “The dogs are chasing me.” “Then what do you want?” “Make me a dog.” “All right, you become a dog.” Then after few days, again he comes. He says, “I am again in trouble, sir.” “What is that?” “The foxes are chasing me.” “Then what do you want?” “To become a fox.” “All right, you become a fox.” Then again he comes. He says, “Oh, tigers are chasing me.” “Then what do you want?” “I want to become a tiger.” “All right, you become a tiger.” And when he became a tiger, he began to stare his eyes on the saintly person: “I shall eat you.” “Oh, you shall eat me? I have made you tiger, and you want to eat me?” “Yes, I am tiger. I shall eat you.” Oh, then he cursed him, “Again you become a rat. Again you become a rat.” So he became a rat.”
This story refers to a devotee who becomes very expert and afterwards confronts his spiritual master. It was what happened to ISKCON leaders they become strongest than Srila Prabhupada and said: “Now wee will eat your flashes.” What will happen to this tigers?
Please forgive any offense and bestow me your blessings. Your servant Goura.
» Posted By Gourasundara Dasa On February 15, 2010 @ 12:24 am
Hare Krishna Madhudvisa prabhu.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Please accept my humble obeisances.
Let me ask you a question if Lord Krishna never leaves Vrindavan, then how Lord Sri Caitanya lived traveling around India?
Thanks for your attention.
Your servant Gourasundara dasa.
» Posted By Gourasundara Dasa On August 23, 2010 @ 10:21 pm
“One can understand the Supreme Personality as He is only by devotional service. And when one is in full consciousness of the Supreme Lord by such devotion, he can enter into the kingdom of God.”Bg.18-55
» Posted By Gourasundara Dasa On March 1, 2010 @ 11:33 am
Hare Krishna PAMNHO, AGTSP.
The following is a selection of quotes from Prabhupadabooks.com we hope you catch it in the air.
“Birds of the same feather flock together.”(1)
That was “his indirect” hint. “You are not satisfied by, even after compiling Vedānta-sūtra. That means, that indicates that these literatures will not be satisfactory for the swan class of men, or paramahamsa (2)
And “when one is experienced in everything” and he is above all material affection that is called paramahamsa. Hamsa. Why…? Hamsa means swan. Why he’s compared with hamsa? The hamsa has got a qualification “to take the essence.” If you give a swan milk mixed with water, he’ll, he has got some tactics, he’ll simply take the milk case in and the water will be there, remain there. (3)
The Vedic literatures [śāstras] vividly describe how to understand the Supreme Lord, the source of all material and spiritual energy. Indeed, they elaborately explain these two energies. The swan [hamsa] is one who discriminates between matter and spirit, who “accepts the essence of everything.” (4)
Brahmā is also known as Hamsa (swan) because he can “grasp the essence of everything.” (5)
…They cannot understand, because they are not muni. The muni means very thoughtful. And how one can become perfect muni? That is also said here. Amalātmanām. Amala. Mala means dirty things, and amala, amala means just the opposite. No. Amala, “a” means “no.” His heart is cleansed of all dirty things. Such men. Amalātmanām. So these are the qualifications. Paramahamsa, one must be only spiritually interested like the swan. He is interested only to drink the milk, not the water. Similarly, one must become paramahamsa. One must be interested with spiritual advancement of life, not material. Reject. Reject it. (6)
…those who are fortunately advanced in “spiritual sense” take shelter of the paramahamsa and thus successfully complete the mission of human life. (7)
“You are meant to be understood by the paramahamsas.”(8)
The mind is rājahamsaḥ. It should be trained to be entangled with the lotus stem of Krishna’s lotus feet. (9)
“To accept all varieties of creation” and engage them in Krishna’s service, that is Krishna consciousness. (10)
(1)- Lectures : Song Purports : Purport to Bhajahu Re Mana — Los Angeles, May 27, 1972 : 720527PU.LA
(2)-: Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.5.11 — New Vrindaban, June 10, 1969 : 690610SB.NV : [O my dear Krsna, ocean of mercy, You are the friend of the distressed and the source of creation. You are the master of the cow :
(3)-Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.5.9-11 — New Vrindaban, June 6, 1969 : 690606SB.NV :
(6)-Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.20 — Mayapura, September 30, 1974 : 740930SB.MAY :
(7)-KRSNA, The Supreme Personality of Godhead – 1970 Edition : Volume 2 : KB 2-30 / Spiritual Instruction for Vasudeva and Return of the Six Dead Sons of Devaki by Lord Krsna :
(9)-Cc m 25-271
(10)-Lectures: Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures: Canto 1: Lectures: SB 1.16: Lectures: Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.5 — Los Angeles, January 2, 1974 : 740102SB.LA
» Posted By Gourasundara Dasa On February 24, 2010 @ 11:31 am
Lectures : Song Purports : Purport to Bhajahu Re Mana — Los Angeles, May 27, 1972 : 720527PU.LA :
The example is given, just like wood, firewood. If you somehow or other, you can ignite fire, then the fire will vanquish the wood. The blazing fire will consume the whole wood. Similarly, you have got the fire of spiritual consciousness. If you can evoke that spiritual consciousness, this material consciousness will be burnt up. It will come out from this material body, but when it comes out, and then it will vanquish the material body. Very good, good example. The fire, there is…, in the wood there is fire, everyone knows. So you ignite fire, and if you make it dry, then the fire takes place very quickly. And when it is blazing fire, then the wood becomes vanquished. There is no more existence of the wood. Similarly, if you can invoke your spiritual consciousness, Krishna consciousness, when it will be very nicely going on, then your material existence will be finished. This is the process. Durlabha mānava-janama sat-saṅge taraha e bhava-sindhu re. In this way, just get on the other side of this ocean of nescience.
Bg.9-1.The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Arjuna, because you are never envious of Me, I shall impart to you this most confidential knowledge and realization, knowing which you shall be relieved of the miseries of material existence.
Bg.3-31. Those persons who execute their duties according to My injunctions and who follow this teaching faithfully, without envy, become free from the bondage of fruitive actions.
Bg.3-32. But those who, out of envy, disregard these teachings and do not follow them regularly are to be considered bereft of all knowledge, befooled, and ruined in their endeavours for perfection.
Bg.introduction. He tells Arjuna that He is relating this supreme secret to him because Arjuna is His devotee and His friend. The purport of this is that Bhagavad-gita is a treatise which is especially meant for the devotee of the Lord.
» Posted By Gourasundara Dasa On February 25, 2010 @ 8:08 am
All glories ti Srila Prabhupada.
Please accept my humble obeisances.
Srila Goura Kisora´s spiritual master was Bhagavat das Babaji, but he accepted Srila Bhaktivinoda (a grihastra) like his siksa and real spiritual master. Srila bhaktisiddhanta reffers to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur as “My father and spiritual master”
In the song “Sri Guru-parampara”
by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada, is the following:
viswanatha-bhakta-satha, baladeva jagannatha,
tara priya sri-bhaktivinoda
hari-bhajanete ja’ra moda
8) Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura was the siksa-guru [instructing spiritual master] of Baladeva Vidyabhusana, to whom he taught the precepts of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Jagannatha Dasa Babaji was a very prominent acarya after Sri Baladeva Vidyabhusana and was the beloved siksa-guru of Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakura. Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s intimate friend and associate was the eminent maha-bhagavata Sri Gaurakisora Dasa Babaji, whose sole joy was found in hari-bhajana.
» Posted By Gourasundara Dasa On August 11, 2010 @ 8:53 pm