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Solar Eclipses are not Caused by the Moon

Dear Madhudvisa dasa,

I am still not clear on the specific operations of Rahu (incidentally, I confused “lunar” eclipse with “solar” eclipse in my original question) – but then you are open about the fact that it is something of an enigma to you also. Which is honest and fair.

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

Peace and best wishes,

Sam

» Posted By Sam On August 23, 2017 @ 11:33 am

I read the post with interest. However, I am not clear on your assertion that Rahu “hides in the shadow of the moon” given that you also claim that during a “lunar” eclipse, you say that the moon goes behind the sun (or is permanently further from us than the sun) and it is Rahu which, in fact, blocks the sun.

When you say “hides in the shadow of the moon”, I take that to mean that it is behind the moon. If that is not correct, then please clarify.

And if my assumption is correct (that by “hides in the shadow of the moon” you mean that Rahu is substantially behind the moon – or, at least, between the moon and the sun) then how can it block the sun during a “lunar” eclipse, since to hide in the shadow of the moon, it must be behind it.

Please clarify this point.

Thanks!

» Posted By Sam On August 23, 2017 @ 1:09 am

Chanting Japa – Mantra Meditation

Hare Krsna,

Dear Guru Brother,

Can you please enlighten me few facts regarding mantra japa.
a) It is said that one should fix a place and time for mantra japa to attain maximum results and I believe it too. But when one is travelling it is hard to maintain the time and place. Or suppose you are on someone else’s place. What is the best way to solve the problem?

b) If we carry bead bag and japa mala with us during travel. Then it occurs that when ever we go to any restroom or use place like it. Does our japa mala get malicious due to it. How to keep the sanctity of japa mala?

c) Can we wear japa mala. But again while doing daily chores it gets malicious. Please confirm how it should be managed.

Thanks for your guidance.

Regards,
Sam

» Posted By Sam On July 20, 2014 @ 5:50 am

Why we criticize Mayavadis?

Some of the greatest arguments Srila Prabhupada put forth from the scriptures against the Mayavadi philosophy is by illustrating how the Mayavadis contradict themselves every time.
For example, [let me paraphrase] God the Supreme is said to be infallible, yet the Mayavadi claims each and everyone of us is “God”. So the question arise, how do the infallible God even fell in the first place?
Also, if God is above Maya, how in the world did He came under Maya? Furthermore, how do an eternally separated, spiritual units could ever “merge” into the Supreme Soul to become “One with the Supreme” contradicting the “eternally separated”?
The cases of demon soul “merging” into the body of Krishna, such as Kamsa, is compared to birds perching in a tree branch. The ego, individuality and separateness is never lost. The birds do not, at any point in time, becomes the tree.
The problem with such “merging”, however, is that there is high chances of again falling down since the ego of that particular soul was never purified to begin with through proper path realization.
It’s no brainer to understand that the sun, sunlight and the heat are same yet different aspects of the sun. If it were so each of us can claim to have landed on the sun itself right now by standing on its rays.
Likewise, just because each of us is a part and parcel of God, similar in quality but jarringly limited in quantity, do not in any way can we claim ourselves to be God.

Mayavadis often take the analogy of rivers and oceans. The property of water seemingly entertains their idea of wanting to be God. But it is known today that the property of water sourced from each differing rivers never loses its identity. For example, each river water carries with it minerals and other contaminants unique to it. When it floods the ocean, the part of the ocean where these rivers dominate retain their identity different from the whole ocean itself.
Similarly, with rain, each rain cloud are unique in the sense that they carry the water properties correlating to the topography of that area and, therefore, the rain water also retain their own unique identity even though it is still water, in that particular area.
It’s like the fingerprint each of us has which at first glance appears identical but astronomically different at a closer look.
The variety & separateness is a universally exhibited feature everywhere right before our senses if we are not dull enough to look at it.

Ego maniacs such as the Mayavadis tries to employ tautology and dozens of other logical fallacy to mislead a sincere but gullible public by preying on their false ego and a weakened intellect.
If you thought, Nietzsche or his followers (aka materialists/nihilists) you see everywhere today were ego maniacs, think again. They are egotistical but their inflated ego is nowhere near the mayavadis.

The underlying cause for the Mayavadi philosophy is to guard and feed the unquenchable false ego and also to deliberately and knowingly challenge God by trying to undo His greatest desire to uplift fallen souls towards Him. That’s it!

If you are still not convinced about Mayavadis claiming themselves to be God by implicitly stating “…many other persons also claim to be God”…then, go no further than the litmus test of “lifting-the-Govardhana-with-their-pinky-challenge.” Just cordially ask those so called “sadhus” or their “gurus” to prove their “God-ness”.

Also, checked if these so called “yogis” or “became-God” possess unparalleled beauty [unlimitedly] to begin with. Just take a look at them. Also, checked if they possess unlimited fame, wealth, knowledge & renunciation. Ask them what are you thinking right now. Seriously, ask!

Another, simple fact from the life of Lord Sri Krishna (The Supreme Personality of Godhead) you can refer to when anybody claim that he/she is “God” is to see if they exhibit Supreme powers of baby Krishna – Gopal Dev, when they were an infant.

If Krishna ever “became God”, how exactly did He began to exhibit all those mind boggling powers at such an early age without even faintest hint of “kundalini yoga” or “tapasya” etc?
For argument’s sake let us say “it is because Krishna has already achieved siddhis in His past life” but everytime Krishna appears in His previous avatars and countless other avatars that even the Vedas for this Universe couldn’t cover, why did each and every one of those avatars exhibited those extraordinarily God awesome powers without any effort, every single time without much delay, if any at all?
And why did those seemingly countless “blunders” [which of course He planned and enacted to flavor His past times] of Krishna [such as numerous rule breakings and bendings, which sometimes are outright “sinful” from our mundane perspective] did not in any way affected the merit of His siddhis?

There are numerous examples which proves that Lord Sri Krishna was the One and the only Supreme Personality of Godhead, The Bhagavan, if you carefully study the past times of Lord Sri Krishna.

In conclusion, Mayavadis are the reason why humility and purity is greatly emphasized in Bhakti Yoga.
We may begin to clue in why the Supreme Lord was harsh with ‘Romaharsa Suta’ or ‘Chota Haridas’. It’s because when the potential spiritual gatekeepers became corrupt it deprives infinite souls with their right to be in communion with God Supreme, Sri Krishna. It is the worst crime!

» Posted By Sam On August 30, 2019 @ 3:22 am

2012 — The End of the World?

yeah, i believe that we will see the end of the world very soon! maybe on 21st december 2012 but not sure!

» Posted By sam On June 29, 2012 @ 11:06 am

1968 Interview with Srila Prabhupada

Harebol!

PAMHO, AGTSP!

Please could you explain about the left out Srila Prabhupada recordings…what is in them that might offend people and why they have not been published yet?

Thank-you kindly,
Sam

» Posted By Sam On July 28, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

Are the Hare Krishnas a Cult?

the bible said that even the very elect will believed a lie, let me tell youa story in the bible, moses went to mount sinai to receive the tablets of commandment from God, He was just away for days and guess what the children of israel did in his absent, they made a golden calf to be worship.
people are clinging to new things and things they haven’t tried!!! but it is sad that that there are hundred of testimonies who cameout of the hare krishna organization that are dissapointed, like child abuse women molestation and brainwashing etc.etc….only in Jesus Christ that man can have peace as He invites every hare krishna member to come out from among them for He (Jesus) will abundantly pardon you “come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest….”

» Posted By sam On September 4, 2010 @ 12:40 am

improved? that’s the way of life inside!!! you can dress a pig and shelter that pig in the house that pig still a pig. unless you get rid of the pig and adopt a person then there will be a great change

» Posted By sam On September 4, 2010 @ 12:28 am

Acts 20:28 Jesus died for the church. a church is not yet perfect as a matter of fact it is a place where criminals and sinners and all bad people should be, because it is design to be a safe haven for all that are needing
a savior. someone who can forgive their sins and not be guity. a church is not the building it is the people that gather in that building are the church in which the Son of God died for. so that they who will accept and ask forgiveness from God will be pardon from all sins.
Krishna is a cult because people there try to convince others that by becoming one of them can be sinless James 2:10 says “you can keep allthe commandment all your life, but if you offend just one of these commandment you are guilty of all

» Posted By sam On September 4, 2010 @ 12:21 am

Lord Chaitanya Defeats the Buddhists

Dear Nagarjuna,
Hare Krishna! If you believe in the scientific proofs let me tell you NASA has released a photograph which clearly shows the bridge between india and Sri lanka which is not visible from ordinary eyes but only from sky.
Sri lanka was much larger a few thousand years back due to cold weather and much of the ice was in glaciers.
Krishna’s Dwarika is found beneath the sea in Gujrat which has mention in ancient texts. There is mention of multiverses as against universe which is very much scientifically possible. We do not even know 0.000000000001 percent of what is around us and just gauging everything scientifically is not possible and “what scientifically you know is abolute truth” thinking this is totally arrogant and absurd. A few years back we knew nothing can travel faster than light but now we know neutrons can. So dude, keen an open mind, read those ancient texts and make some sense.

Haribol

» Posted By Sam On January 8, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

Life On Other Planets [MP3 Audio]

Dear Site Administrator,

I believe that these divine lectures/discourses are not worthy to be subjected for comments or discussion as they are spoken by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapda (a well recognized ‘Mahajana’). These lectures and deliverences may remain beyond the level of understandings of many common souls of the materialistic society. It may unnecessarily invite disgrace to the holy discourses. Thanks.

» Posted By Sam On September 15, 2010 @ 3:51 am

Did man really walk on the Moon ???

Really are some people stupid enough to believe this piece of junk landed on the Moon, then took off again?
http://apolloreality2.bravehost.com/index_files/0b1ac890.jpg

» Posted By Sam On April 14, 2010 @ 10:15 am

Questions From A Muslim With Answers From Khan

Krishna prefaced that Jeev Hatya is necessary to establish Dharma. M’hmad preached Jihad is necessary to establish religion. Is there a parallel here?

» Posted By Sam On July 6, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

Modern Day Miracles–Jesus Christ, God, and PRABHUPADA are NOT Dead!

kool miracles

» Posted By sam On November 18, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

The Beatles: George Harrison, John Lennon and Yoko Ono and Krishna

This eplains to me why both John and George were taken from their bodies at relatively young ages. The only step really required for liberation of the sole is the obliteration or dissolution of the ego self into the Godself. This is the greatest challenge for any spiritual aspirant. Now imagine how uch ore dificult it would be if you were say a Beatle like John and George. Constant distractions wherever you go,peole asking for autographs and praising you constantly. All the fame and the money would make it so much harder. The higherself is merciful and John and George were begging for liberation. So much of their lives focused on attaining oneness with their Godself. The beautful music they wrote required a great deal of focus and attention ( Meditation is attention)I would say that although some might see their passing as the absense of God I see it as the merci of God and beleive they were removed from the physical vestures riddled with distraction and an overpowering Ego and placed in a body somewhere perhaps in a highly spiritual family where they could further their journey Godward with all the love and support needed.

» Posted By Sam On September 4, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

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

The CIA forced NASA to fake the Moon landings for the US Government.
It’s all here at the bottom of this webpage:-
apollotruth.atspace.co.uk

» Posted By SAM On February 3, 2013 @ 1:27 am

Are you people telling me that this piece of junk landed on the Moon, and then took off again?
http://apolloreality2.bravehost.com/index_files/0b1ac890.jpg

» Posted By Sam On April 14, 2010 @ 10:13 am

The Spirit of Bhagavad Gita

Hare Krishna Prabhu,
Thank you very much for such a wonderful reply. I have seen these things about the Gaudiya math too and even some Iskcon devotees leaving Iskcon to join the Gaudiya math because they convinced them that Srila Prabhupada can only preach up to the level of Vaidha bhakti and only their Narayan Maharaja can preach up to the level of Raganuga Bhakti and other offensive things like that. So some matajis who used to serve really nicely at my local Iskcon temple went away like that to the Gaudiya maths.
And just another question, what about things like getting the Gayatri Mantra in second initiation? And can I chant on Tulsi beads? Because I had been chanting on Neem beads ever since because I was told that we should wait till initiation to chant on Tulsi.

your servant,

» Posted By Sam On July 10, 2014 @ 9:06 am

Hare Krishna Prabhu,

Thank you so much for this wonderful service you are doing for Srila Prabhupada, it is soo inspiring.
I consider Srila Prabhupada my guru and don’t feel like taking initiation from anyone else. His books have turned me into a completely different person and cured my on going depression for 10 years. But I have one question, how will I get my spiritual name? and without the ‘formal’ initiation, will I be considered disciple of Srila Prabhupada and part of the gaudiya sampradaya?

Your servant,

» Posted By Sam On July 4, 2014 @ 5:14 am

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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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