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In God’s Name — A Documentary on Australian Hare Krishna Devotees in 1973

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

Saints, Swindlers, Cheaters–Who is a real guru?

Dear Madhudvisa das
All Glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada
Published 15/2/20

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

Your Business is to Bring Your Followers to Me–Prabhupada

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.
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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
Mark

» 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

Srila Prabhupada and Narayana Maharaja Brothers?

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

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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.

    thankyou!
    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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