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“and he is the true mystic:”
Where are the true Mystics ?
» Posted By Jurgen On January 6, 2012 @ 12:19 am
Dear Madhudvisa dasa
Sorry about my slow response. Allow me to first make a statement.
“All seekers who honestly try to find God, and do it with honesty, not being a hypocrite, deserve to find a way back to God. God’s mercy is boundless; it is our human understanding that limits generosity.”
Swami Prabhupada and Vishnujana Swami, no doubt were a voice of God, so was Francis of Assisi, and so were countless others …
God’s manifestation comes in different ways, depending on culture, time, and need. To be a true Swami Prabhupada follower takes a very special person, to be a follower of Francis of Assisi also required a very special person. Both to be admired, both to be followed by those who hear the calling…
To believe that a follower of Francis/or Swami Prabhupada is the only way back to God is somewhat naïve.
I for one believe my life, although not involved in any religious system at this time, is still a daily quest to life by the Golden Rule …To do on to others….knowing my short-comings and also knowing the peace I enjoy within… to assert that I don’t give my life to God, because I don’t chant a certain amount of Kirtan’s daily…leaves me sad for those who have such proclamation.
Having said that , my day often starts and ends with listening to Swami Vishnujana ….but I get the same presence of God when I listen to Carrie Underwood’s “How great thou art “
There are many roads to God…shortcuts generally fail…ISKON, after the demise of Swami Prabhupada certainly is prove of that.
» Posted By Jurgen On October 3, 2011 @ 2:11 am
Thank you for your reply.
While I understand the concept of Karma, moreover see the validity of it; my point was that I as a father would not bring obstacles in my children’s path, on purpose, knowing the vulnerability of this action.
God created (through expansion) Maya, and if her sole function is to set obstacles in our path, then Krishna must have been aware of the consequences of this expansion/ action. So this begs further questions. What is the reason for us to go through misery before finding our way back to God? Moreover, since the material world was created through expansion from God within…, again why? Being but a very small part of God, before creation (expansion) must have been bliss, why the expulsion? God’s splendour…I don’t understand the need to break away, and then only trough countless births, and countless misery in this material world find my way back to where I was in the first place. Now if the purpose of our creation was to set in motion individual awareness, again, I for one would have rather been a little piece of God, without awareness of my own existence/soul.
» Posted By Jurgen On September 11, 2011 @ 2:50 am
Thank you for the article.
Being very much a beginner, moreover a humble student, I must nevertheless ask this question:
God (Krishna)who knows the past , the present , and the future of all living things, moreover has created all living things for his enjoyment; why the imperfection in our journey?
Free will (if it really exists) must remain free, free of punishment, moreover free of interpretations….
I, as a father of 3 children, obviously want the best for them. Setting obstacles in their way, with full knowledge these obstacles can, and likely will, create damage, seems ludicrous, if not cruel.
Since I know God is not cruel but wishes only my best, I don’t understand the purpose of our million year long journey.
» Posted By Jurgen On September 10, 2011 @ 5:06 pm
Dear Madhudvisa dasa
Thank you for your informative news letters , moreover thank you for continuing Swami Prabhupada’s teachings. I am new to his teachings , and wish and pray Lord Krsna sends a true devotee to our remote place one day.
I would love to bath in the wisdom of a guru , who upholds Swami Prabhupada’s teachings. He can stay at our place for an extended period , in eastern Ontario Canada , on a lake , with lots of trees and nature all around us. I know it is a place with potential for a spirit filled sanctuary.
With best wishes to you, I remain a true seeker …
» Posted By Jurgen On January 29, 2011 @ 2:23 am
Dear Madhudvisa dasa.
Thank you for your web-site , moreover for the many links, I particularly enjoyed the history of the Hare Krsna movement.( What happened to the Hare Krishnas). This brings me to today’s comment and question :
Swami Prabhupada mentions , several times in the Bhagavad- Gita as it is , as well as in his book “The science of self….”the only way a devotee can advance is with the help of a REAL Guru….
Living in a rural Community in Eastern Ontario , and the unfortunate decline of the Krishna movement , moreover the difficulty knowing who is a real Guru , if contact is not in persons, is very difficult…. to say the least.
I am on chapter 14 in the Gita, have read several of Swami Prabhupada’s writings and feel comfortable
exploring Krishna.org, Thank you for your candid discussions, it gives me a feeling of warmth , toward your web-site.
Now my question : Is information available, who of the many “Gurus”, out there , is entirely devoted to the original message as given by Lord CAITANYA , and then carried on by Swami Prabhupada, with no changes , and or , omission to the original text. I realize this is a difficult question to answer , however , the Gita with the many changes , must be authorized by someone. It would help new devotees , to immediately eliminate contacts with these opportunists.
» Posted By Jurgen On January 21, 2011 @ 12:53 pm