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i meant to say, I am still learning to be simple (now) and not be discouraged that i cannot live as i did when in the temple. As for my mind being warped, i admit it wasn’t the fault of anyone at the temple, but my own foolishness and karma also.

» Posted By Joan DeLisio On May 30, 2020 @ 8:43 am

Jill wrote such an outstanding message. I want to spread that basic common-sense message far & wide, high and low, to every corner of the globe for all devotees to hear; they will save lots of time and trouble to just surrender to Krsna in a simple way through Srila Prabhupada.

» Posted By Joan DeLisio On January 19, 2020 @ 4:45 am

YES! Very nice to hear from you, especially nice because your mind was not warped as mine was cuz I lived in Temple (1989-93) and was young; still gradually learning to just be simple. Thanks very much for writing this important message.

» Posted By Joan DeLisio On January 19, 2020 @ 4:39 am

AMEN! Yes.

» Posted By Joan DeLisio On December 28, 2018 @ 2:02 pm

Haribol Rukmini~ he is right as for it being disturbing. But some of us, including myself, have read “The Guru Business” & listened to much info on the poisoning, etc etc. To rise above our mental distress regarding all these horrors, my thought is we need to see ourselves as Prabhupada & Krsna’s little warriors ! Fear not! Pray to Lord Nrsmhadev lots & go forward. I think we came in touch with all that because Krsna wanted us to see how bad people can get, to not trust anyone too quickly, and to put ALL our trust only in the proven pure devotee, His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

» Posted By Joan DeLisio On December 27, 2018 @ 7:37 am

Very insightful, you are helping me a lot. I know I have not been serious enough but want to become fixed and totally committed to Srila Prabhupada. Thanks again for taking the time and making the effort to speak the truth.

» Posted By Joan DeLisio On December 27, 2018 @ 7:25 am

Amen,,, yes! Thank you for boldly speaking the reality of the present situation prabhu.

» Posted By Joan DeLisio On December 27, 2018 @ 7:21 am

Very helpful! Thanks so much for this comment!

» Posted By Joan DeLisio On December 27, 2018 @ 7:18 am

Just now seeing all these comments. Nice reply , thank you

» Posted By Joan DeLisio On December 27, 2018 @ 7:15 am

Prabhu~ it is my humble opinion, after observing ISKCON since 1989 & being a full fledged Temple devotee from 1989-1993, that the leaders need to be MUCH LESS legalistic & narrow minded in their approach towards initiation. Recently I heard Srila Prabhupada say to a guest who questioned him, that all these disciples are becoming qualified to initiate others, not just the Swamis, but also the brahmacaris & householders. He had such compassion & broadmindedness! He was always saying that this movement is not a religious movement. He wanted it to simply be a dynamic preaching mission to help the human race become happy. So in cases where someone truly desires initiation & doesn’t trust anyone fully except Prabhupada, what could be the harm in a fixed up leader of any ashram doing a fire yajna for such a person ? So many became initiated in this way when Prabhupada was too busy to personally be present at all the initiations. And then in cases where a person DOES have a fondness & total trust in a particular devotee, that devotee can initiate, as long as they are in good standing. It seems to me there is room for both this “ritvik type” of initiation AND the more traditional approach, and all of it should be done based on love & trust, renouncing the system now that one MUST be initiated only by a select few who get voted in by a small group of leaders. (dear devotees~ remember that although the ritvik/representative approach may not be typical, Prabhupada did so many things that were atypical, due to his love for us) Lastly, I believe strongly that to keep the Movement unified, all new disciples should focus on Srila Prabhupada mainly; offering their food to HIM and celebrating HIS Vyasa Puja, to avoid splintering and weakness within ISKCON. All the while of course, showing great respect for the devotee who brought them to Srila Prabhupada through their fine example & the initiation ceremony. That should go without saying. I basically agree with your well thought out article prabhu, as I think your main point was to tell new devotees that it’s acceptable to not receive initiation for a long time while you seek a guru, since you have Srila Prabhupada’s personal presence, association & protection. But the danger is, that while they wait, life may throw them some curveballs, and they may then deviate in ways they would not have if they would’ve taken vows in front of the sacred fire. That is my story.

» Posted By Joan DeLisio On December 27, 2018 @ 7:06 am

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  1. Govind says:

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

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

  2. Vamshi says:

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

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

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

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

  3. tanu says:

    Jai Govind

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

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

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

    Radhe krishna

    • Hare Krishna Jai Govind

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

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