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Happiness is Not Possible Without Devotional Service

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I did find the answers to my questions and have a good understanding of the current situatiion. Actually the answer came to me in a few things from “The Nectar of Devotion”. Like you keep reminding us, it’s all in the books.


» Posted By Matthew Yegge On May 24, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Hare Krishna!

I have a question on one of the regulative principles.

I visited an ISKCON temple this weekend for the first time in a dozen years. I was in a town that had a temple while on a business trip, so when I was done with business I went to Sunday Temple Services.

When at Bhagavad Gita class the teacher asked who chanted even one round daily only a handful out of 60-70 people raised their hands. Then when he asked who read daily, even less responded by raising their hands. I figured people probably didn’t know what he was asking. He told everyone they should say the Maha Mantra at least once every day, which seemed like good advice.

Then he explained that the four regulative principles are:

no meat eating

no gambling

no intoxicants

and no illicit connections (?)

Is this the same thing as “no illicit sex” and is this really what Srila Prabhupada meant?

It sounds a little misleading but I’m no scholar and have not studied as much as I should have so I hope you can give me a little further instruction on this matter.

I have always told children and friends that it means sex for procreation only, but maybe I’ve been wrong. This gentleman who was speaking certainly is better educated and more knowledgable than I am.


» Posted By Matthew Yegge On May 21, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

The Importance of Having a Qualified Guru

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada

Thank you Madhudvisa dasa for this great article. I was never initiated but, 30 years ago a bogus guru (ISKCON) really damaged my spiritul life. Until I read this article I didn’t really understand what had happened to me. This bogus guru had actually led me away from reading Srila Prabhupad’s book.

Then I tried to return 15 years ago and took the same route so I met another bogus ISKCON guru, only this time I ran the other way quickly, unfortunately because I was so dense I didn’t understand what was really going on with ISKCON, so again my spirituality suffered.

Finally, there was no choice for me I had to return and this time I vowed I would just read books and chant and keep the regulative principles and practice the best I could and find good association when I was able (hope I can recognize good association, I obviously haven’t in the past).

I’m sure all these bogus gurus were and are sincere, that’s what hooked me in and did the damage, I trusted them and it was beyond terrible what happened and how low we all fell, I don’t even want to think about. I am so happy today that we have what we do have with all these books and dvds.

Thanks to everyone that makes this great work happen.

All glories to Srila Prabhupad

Hari Bol!


» Posted By Matthew Yegge On April 26, 2012 @ 8:04 am

The Mystery of Deity Worship

Please accapt my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada

What all do we need to have to do deity worship at home? I would like to know since the closest temple to me is 160 miles from here over a mountain pass.


» Posted By Matthew Yegge On April 10, 2012 @ 7:30 am

Krsna and the Cowherd Boys Celebrate the Siva-ratri Festival

The “share” box that has the “facebook” on it and “tweet” keeps blocking what I’m reading. Is there any way to get rid of this obnoxious box? It moves with the page.

Thank you and Hare Krishna!

» Posted By Matthew yegge On April 16, 2014 @ 8:07 pm

Krishna Consciousness–The Yoga for the Modern Age

I have never read anyone who writes like Srila Prabhupada and that’s what keeps drawing me back to Krishna Consciousness and chanting

I have a question though, when Srila Prabhupad talks about taking instruction from a bonafide spiritual master is he referring to himself? There really isn’t anyone today who teaches like he did.

If this has been answered someplace else please forgive me for asking again.


» Posted By Matthew Yegge On April 25, 2012 @ 9:07 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.

    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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