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You mean Kuladri and Kutila, and this was Pritha on the cover of Life. Of course, I already knew that! I’m such a dummy. Hare Krsna!
» Posted By Michael On February 12, 2021 @ 8:05 am
Is the girl on the right Mukunda Swami’s daughter? What’s her name?
» Posted By Michael On October 25, 2017 @ 9:06 pm
Dear Madhudvisa dasa,
Thank you for these words of true wisdom.
» Posted By Michael On January 31, 2013 @ 7:02 pm
Hare Krishna Prabhu, please accept my humble obeisances…
Thank you for your informative emails.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
We don’t have to search for a ‘living’ pure devotee of Sri Krishna to accept as our spiritual master because Srila Prabhupada IS that pure devotee and we must just surrender to him and his teachings and we will receive the necessary understanding of Krishna Consciousness???
Jaya Gauranga, Haribol
» Posted By Michael On April 2, 2012 @ 1:47 pm
I’m thrilled to have found your website!
I found KRSNA (or did He find me?) in 1988.
I was involved with ISKCON for many years, in many ways, but I never took initiation because I never felt good enough. I always felt I’d be a hypocrite to take initiation. The temple pushed me and others to become initiated (even had me chauffeuring Hanumatpresaka around the west coast up to Seattle) in the hopes I’d be initiated.
Another problem I had, besides low self esteem and feeling unworthy) was that most of the initiated weren’t even living up to the basic standards, and that really bothered me.
The emotional abuse I experienced in ISKCON was often off the chart too. I’m still not sure why I have such a deep love for those who were often so cruel to me (and many others.)
I appreciate what you’re telling us on this website.
You’ve directed me back to the Source, and I plan on picking up Prabhupada’s books again.
My sincere obeisances to you,
» Posted By Michael On August 5, 2021 @ 5:42 pm
Please forgive my ignorance, I am a new devotee. Is it wrong to want to be touched by others if one recognizes the touch as being a gift from the Lord? I feel very lonely when no one touches me. I am not talking about the gratification of lust, but a loving touch of the hand or a chaste embrace that makes me feel connected with to someone. Or is this a form of attachment that is distracting to devotion? I am 70 years old and months pass without a touch from anyone.
» Posted By Michael On March 12, 2018 @ 8:08 am
Pls I really want to know if you can make any wish of your choice while chanting and will it be done for you ???Thank You
» Posted By Michael On June 17, 2014 @ 6:10 am
“So my oral instruction as well as my books are all at your service.
Now you GBC consult them and get clear and strong idea,
then there will be no disturbance.
Disturbance is caused by ignorance;
where there is no ignorance, there is no disturbance.”
(Excerpt from letter to Hayagriva, 9/14/70)
» Posted By Michael On February 4, 2012 @ 5:31 pm
Do u have Guru Krpa`s email as I need a couple of photos of Lord Nrshima deity worshiped from the 70’s in Japan and India?
» Posted By Michael On January 1, 2020 @ 6:52 pm
This example, “that when one falls into a well his main concern is not how he fell in and what he was doing before he fell in. He is drowning in the bottom of the well, his main concern is how to get out of the well.”
I have a concern. You do not think that knowing how you fell into the well would have a bearing on how you get out? For instance just the knowledge that you have fallen down into the well says you must go up to get out. Perhaps other useful gems like the knowledge of people outside the well who might perhaps hear your screams and throw a rope?
In any case I have only recently today learned that Krishna is a figure in our species history that possessed the memories of all of his lives? How did he come by this knowledge? I am astonished frankly.
» Posted By michael On July 17, 2009 @ 11:20 pm
I have been interested in the Hare Krishna movement since the 1970s I believe that it is path to enlightenment and self awareness and I would like to learn more for myself and share the knowledge with others that are searching for their God Head. Please send me the free distributor starter kit and I will do my best to help as many souls as I can to enlightenment. Thank you.
» Posted By Michael On January 31, 2020 @ 6:31 pm
Haribol dear Madhudvisa Prabhu,
please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Your website link seems to be broken:
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And this is not the compact edition from krishnastore, but really a full sized one like the original MacMillan first printing?
The front cover seems to be different at least.
» Posted By Michael On December 12, 2010 @ 7:21 pm
How could life manifest on Earth 3.8 billion years ago when the planet was a molten ball of metals and toxic gases?
How could 47 phyla evolve from just three during the cambrian explosion?
How could so much life evolve from virtually nothing after the permian extinction?
Why did australopithecine apes evolve into bipedalism? Bipedal apes were unable to walk properly let alone run from predators and they were less adept in arboreal environments. Why did they evolve into weakness?
Why did Mother Nature allow the ‘natural’ evolution of an aberration unto herself, namely, Homo Sapiens Sapiens?
» Posted By Michael On July 30, 2010 @ 8:30 pm
Evolution is not a theory. Evolution does take a while to become noticeable with organisms such as humans or larger mammals so for some people it’s hard to believe, but you can watch viruses and other microscopic organisms evolve in seconds. Scientists have also been able to recreate the big bang on a small scale, you should consider looking into it.
» Posted By Michael On November 6, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
the only guru is prabhupade he stated there should be no other gurus they are in it for the money and the money only
» Posted By michael On January 31, 2011 @ 4:29 pm
I saw a documentary that countered the moon landing conspiracy theory documentaries and other ‘evidence.’ The flag waves because in a vacuum there is less friction, and it takes force to shove a flag in the ground. This force jiggles the flag, and it appears to wave, but then stops. We can even see this in the moon landing videos. We can’t see stars in the video because it’s an old camera – even the astronauts aren’t in high resolution. Footprints can be made in a vacuum because of the nature of moon dust – it holds its form without needing moisture. The fact that a popular TV show (Mythbusters) was able to tackle all these myths and destroy them is pretty good evidence to me that they at least landed on the physical moon.
There are also observatories you can go to yourself and witness very strong evidence for the moon landing. For one, some astronauts have gone there and placed retro-reflectors, that is, a reflector that reflects light directly back to the source of the light, as opposed to a regular reflector which bounces light in a perpendicular fashion. Retro-reflectors are like the lights on the back of a bicycle. Using these retro-reflectors, scientists on earth point and fire high-powered laser beams which bounce back at the speed of light. All you then have to do is time how long it takes for the laser-beam to return to earth to get a measurement of the distance from the earth to the moon. And it’s not as though pointing a laser at any part of the moon does this – they showed this on Mythbusters, too.
As far as I understand, even if we went to the moon in physical space, the Vedas state there are many different dimensions in the material world. Just as there are bodies suitable to living on the sun planet, there must be some sort of suitable reality which we have no access to that exists on other planets. It also states in the Vedas that only advanced sages could actually see the demigods. This is the only suitable explanation I can think of. That and the possibility we didn’t go to the moon proper – we went somewhere else. But that still doesn’t explain the retro-reflectors.
» Posted By Michael On March 25, 2009 @ 8:58 pm
I’m certain that it is a GOOD idea for people to listen to the words IF they don’t have the time to read.
However, I have read the Bhagavad Gita a number of times over the past 60 years.
I find it necessary to indicate that it IS a wonderful resource as are MANY other books.
Continue with your inspirations to others. It is a good journey.
» Posted By Michael On February 18, 2010 @ 10:03 am
Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa
I live in Avon Park, Florida. A Hindu woman who owns a store near me told me about a temple in Lake Wales, Florida. Are you familiar with that? Also, what is the difference between Hindi and Hare Krishna, anything?
Finally, I would love to have a copy of “Bhagavad Gita, As It Is” for myself to read. I remember in San Diego during the 1970s it was easy to find devotees on the street or at the Ashram in Pacific Beach and I used to have a copy many years ago. At the time I lost interest but am anxious to learn more at this time.
» Posted By Michael On February 16, 2012 @ 6:10 am
I am getting back into the devotee life and I live in Northern Phoenix. The closest temple in 2-3 hours by bus, as i have no vehicle. I am hopeful that their are devotees in my area. Anyone close by. I need/desire the association with devotees. I learn alot on the internet, but nothing really replaces face to face communication. Hari Bol.
» Posted By Michael On September 5, 2010 @ 5:52 pm
I had a question that I hope someone could help me with. I have noticed in various vedic Goddesses, they have their tongue sticking out and I believe that in India woman will stick there tongue out. What does this mean, or refer to, or am I totally off track. And does this happen in the Hare Krishna community.
» Posted By Michael On September 5, 2010 @ 5:49 pm