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Hare Krishna Madhadvisa das
Thanks for the memories, it’s just how I remember
» Posted By Mark Orwin On July 6, 2020 @ 11:39 pm
Dear Madhudvisa das
All Glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada
Open letter to Siddhaswarup
Hari bol Siddhaswarupananda
As the guru of SIF I was hoping you could help me understand the policies of Tulsi Gabbard (your candidate for the US Presidency). How is it that she supports abortion? why does she ask celebrities to oppose Right to Life advocates? I thought the first qualification of a sādhu, or devotee, is ahiṁsā, or nonviolence. I have also found out that she has accepted donations from Planned Parenthood USA (abortion providers) totaling thousands of dollars. Is this not blood money?
SB 1.7.37 “He who gives permission, he who kills the animal, he sells the slaughtered animal, he how cooks the animal, he who administers the distribution of the foodstuff, and at last he who eats the such cooked animals are all murderers , and all of them are liable to be punished by the laws of nature”.
This makes me wonder who is going to take the karma if babies are aborted. It seems Tulsi Gabbard and her team will take on karma as well – that is not good.
In the past you were against abortion, back in the mid-seventies you sung “I saw millions of babies killed yet while in the womb. As a mother cried out our house has got no room”. Has the truth changed?
Tusta was strongly against abortion too because he wrote to Bhaktivedanta Swami about it.
Bhaktivedanta’s reply (last letter) to Tusta dated February 04, 1977
“Dear Tusta Krsna Maharaj,
Please accept my blessings. I have received your letter of January 19, and have heard the contents. Certainly we are opposed to abortion, and we can advise that it is not good, but do not take an active part in this political agitation against abortion…”
Bhagavad gita 3.21
“Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues”.
Tulsi is admired and followed by a large number of Indians and Americans. People look up to her. Can anyone guarantee, that nobody has been influenced by her promotion of abortion? She says she is antiwar but Bhaktivedanta Swami taught that cow slaughter, abortion and other sinful behaviour is what creates wars and pestilence.
Morning walk – 8/12/73 Los Angeles
ACBSP said Christians had lost their value “No no, what is their value? When they are sanctioning abortion and homosex, now they are finished. They have no value.”
…“I am successful in my teaching work because I have not deviated one inch from my Spiritual Master’s instruction, this is my only qualification.” ACBSP
CC ML Ch. 20 – 352
Purport: Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura says, sādhu-śāstra-guru-vākya, cittete kariyā aikya.
One should accept a thing as genuine by studying the words of saintly people, the spiritual master and śāstra. The actual center is śāstra, the revealed scripture. If a spiritual master does not speak according to revealed scripture, he is not to be accepted. Similarly, if a saintly person does not speak according to the śāstra, he is not a saintly person. ŚĀSTRA IS THE CENTER FOR ALL. Unfortunately, at the present moment, people do not refer to the śāstras.
Thank you for reading my letter, I await your reply
Om Tat Sat
Mark Orwin – Australia
» Posted By Mark Orwin On February 22, 2020 @ 12:03 am
Hare Krishna Madhuvisa das Prabhu
I belive the degradation of ISKCON and other groups ( either Gaudiya Math or disciples of Srila Prabhupad) is due to the idea that one needs to have a living spiritual master( in their physical body/alive). As Srila Prabhupad said he is always alive and instructing us through his many books. “If I depart there is no cause for lamentation. I will always be with you throught my books and orders. I will always remain with you in that way.”
But it’s an common belief/ teaching to all these people that you must have a phyiscally present guru. If I look at the front of the Gita the list/ chain of Gurus in our line have significant gaps of many years in some cases over a hundred years between them. Lord Caitanya initiated the pure devotee Tukaram in a dream. Tukaram was born 70 years after Lord Caitanya left the planet.
Adi Lila 1:35 “Sri Jiva Goswami advises that one not accept a spiritual master in terms of hereditary or customary, social and ecclesiastical conventions”.
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Jai Srila Prabhupad
» Posted By Mark Orwin On November 23, 2020 @ 1:47 am
Is this the same Siddhaswarup that allowed his female disciple Tulsi Gabbard to preach a pro abortion policy in the 2020 US primary campaign? Shame on him.
» Posted By Mark Orwin On November 22, 2020 @ 5:48 pm
Dear Revatinandana Das
Thank you for such a thorough presentation of these very important issues. I very much appreciate your research into Prahbupada’s God brothers. Also your explanation that SP is still presence through his books and that I need not look for another guru. You have done the devotee community & humanity a great service, thank you. Mark Orwin
» Posted By Mark Orwin On December 14, 2019 @ 6:41 pm