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Hare Krsna Prabhu. I find this very interesting. While standing in my very small orchard,I have felt for some time now that the earth wasn’t moving at all and that things were actually moving around it instead. I had this realisation without any knowledge of what was written in the vedic scripture so reading your post has confirmed my feelings. We are so ignorant of so very many things and much of the education we have received at school etc., is perhaps a partial truth or completely false. We cant blame the teachers as they have had the same education as us! As you say, best to focus on leaving the planet forever through bhakti yoga, but at the same time we must remember that Krsna may choose to put us back on the earth as his servant in order to teach. I feel that even wanting to go back home could be a desire for many rather than desiring to just serve Krsna which means serving him anywhere. If he chooses to take us home forever so be it but ultimately we should desire to just love and serve Him. Jesus and many other great souls have been asked to make the sacrifice of leaving the spiritual world to try and raise the consciousness of fallen souls and we must be prepared to do this now and after we leave the world. All glories to the Supreme Lord.
» Posted By Linda Ward On November 26, 2016 @ 11:19 am
I mentioned a story to you about Daniel in the lions den and the conversion of the king after this event. This story happened in the old testament which was written many years before the birth of Jesus, not in Jesus time on earth. I think in Krsna consciousness it is good to have some knowledge of other scripture because if read with discernment there are many stories that are similar to stories in vedas. Prabhupada often mentioned the bible in his preaching and having some knowledge of the bible and other scripture can enhance ones preaching on the subject of Krsna and clarify things with people who are wanting to learn more about God.
» Posted By Linda Ward On June 18, 2016 @ 12:19 pm
Wasnt Arjamila a demon and while he was dying he called his son Nariyana, and because of the power of calling this name (which was one of the names of God) the yamadutas were ordered to leave his soul in his body and not take him to hell. He didnt die and went on to become a very saintly man. Also the demonic king in the biblical story of Daniel in the lions den was converted after he witnessed God closing the mouths of the lions and not eating Daniel. I know that demons are changed when krsna kills them due to his association so are the ones I have mentioned in a different capacity from the ones who will never surrender until they are killed by Krsna? Thankyou for your emails Madhudvisa. You are very good servant of Krsna. Hare Krsna
» Posted By Linda Ward On June 1, 2016 @ 1:58 pm
I don’t t understand. You say that demons never surrender to Krsna, but there are stories in the vedas and bible of big demons who have surrendered to Krsna or God. Surely we were all demonic at one time but have changed and have begun a spiritual life.
» Posted By Linda Ward On May 25, 2016 @ 1:41 pm
I also offer to Krsna the food I give to my rescued guinea pigs and the wild rats that live underground in my lovely orchard garden. Sometimes my guinea pigs pass one of the rats when I let them run free outside, and they are all friendly together. Even the local cats are friendly with them. Perhaps its the effect of the prasadam they eat? Thank you Madhudvisa for the lovely articles you write. Hare krsna
» Posted By Linda Ward On February 26, 2016 @ 7:04 am
I have just read your email about deity worship & you mention that everyone over 12yrs of age should be initiated by a bona fide guru. I dont understand why you have said this as where can one find a bona fide guru? We know that ISKCON has failed in this so why mention being initiated at all when that is not possible. It is confusing for people. Why not tell parents who have children of over 12 to just try to keep regulative principles, read Prabhupadas books & worship & eat together. You must get it right Madhudvisa. Everything is being so ccorrupted even as I type this to you. You are doing a very important service & I pray for your protection. Hare Krsna.
» Posted By Linda Ward On February 15, 2016 @ 12:08 pm
Charity work may temporarily relieve the suffering of people but it doesnt solve their long term problems which arise out of lack of knowledge and surrender to Krsna. There are always kind people who like to do charitable work for mankind and help others, but if their service is just about keeping people alive, clothed and comfortable then no one makes any spiritual progress and everyone stays in the big wheel of samsara. Iit is quite obvious that the world is lacking VERY greatly in Krsna consciousness, and devotees who are prepared to go out and teach Krsna consciousness are giving the highest service that can be given to mankind. If a devotee is running a project for homeless people and those people are given food, shelter, spiritual knowledge and prasadam then that goes beyond just charity work and everyone gets real benefit.Jai
» Posted By Linda Ward On December 10, 2016 @ 6:50 am
Hare Krsna Madhudvisa. Why do you say you are greater than someone else. Surely we should all be humbler than the grass. Only Krsna is greater than us. We may be greater in our knowledge and understanding but we are not greater than other spirit souls. You have said yourself that everything is equal. All glories to the Supreme being..
» Posted By Linda Ward On October 24, 2016 @ 4:14 am
It seems as though ISKCON GBC has lost the plot. False gurus instead of Prabhupada, homosexual marriages&calling Prabhupadas temples hindu temples&installing hindu demigod deities into peoples homes& selling maha mantra courses.Prabhupada would never have authorised these practices.Marriage was designed by Krsna for the protection & security of women & children & also so relatives & the local community can see you are officially united! Instead of making a big deal about equality etc., why cant homosexuals at temples just be good friends, eat together& go for walks etc. Why this public show of getting married.These ‘marriages’ will never be accepted in the eyes of Krsna. Soon you will have devotees just living together&all sorts of other things will be acceptible.They will no longer be temples just karmi houses.
» Posted By Linda Ward On February 2, 2016 @ 10:40 am
The formal ceremony of marriage is not just for procreation it gives security & protection to children that will hopefully appear as a eresult of this union. It has been desigfned by Krsna to be this way. If people at an ashram of same sex are attracted to each other then its better if they just be good friends & go for walks, eat together & discuss spiritual topics etc but marriage is unecessary for them as there will be nno children. Just because we want things it doesnt make it right to have them.m We must fit into to Krsnas ideals for us & not make Krsna fit in to our ideals. Hare Krsna
» Posted By Linda Ward On February 2, 2016 @ 7:41 am
Thank you prabhu for thisl very well but also sad article. This moodern karmi ISKCON is no longer the movement that Prabhupada started. I could have beenn mislead by Jayatirtha & Gurudev but something just didnt feel at all right. I even walked out of a class once as I felt that something important was missing. I do have a psychic gift & Krsna has proteted me from the mistake of accepting them as bona fide gurus. As you know they both fell down. I was in a Bhagavad gita class in my home town a few years ago & had my first edition copy on my lap but when someone started reading I said to them that my copy says something quite different from yours so which one are you reading from? It was of course a changed edition! I then said to them but it means something quite different to what is in my edition. Then I realised that BBT had changed Prabhupadas Gita. Thank you so much for all your hard work. You are doing very good service for Prabhupada. I will pray for your protection.Hare Krsna.Linda (Ward)
» Posted By Linda Ward On February 4, 2016 @ 12:19 pm