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Children of Krishna — Life Magazine 1980

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

Krishna consciousness is Yoga in Action

Dear Madhudvisa dasa,

Thank you for these words of true wisdom.

Hare Krishna!


» Posted By Michael On January 31, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

The little-known secret to Advancement in Krishna Consciousness

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

The Absolute Necessity of a Bona Fide Spiritual Master

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

Krishna Responds to Everyone According to their Desires

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

The Ten Offenses in Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

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

Correcting ISKCON’s Guru System

“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

Gurukrpa speaks on ISKCON History

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

Finding out About Our Past Lives?

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

Free Books to Encourage Distribution to the Peace Movement

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

The PERFECT Gift: Srila Prabhupada’s Original 1972 Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Haribol dear Madhudvisa Prabhu,

please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Your website link seems to be broken:
“Invalid query: No database selected”

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

Another Jolt For Evolution Theory

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

The Big Bang Theory (BBT)

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

ISKCON — The Sad Story. General Background Information

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

Man On The Moon–A Colossal Hoax that Cost Billions of Dollars

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

Bhagavad Gita Podcast — Introduction

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

The Spirit of Bhagavad Gita

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

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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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