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Everything is in Srila Prabhupada’s Books!

Hari Bol
Jai Nitai Gaurasundar
Jai Acharyas and Vaishnavas
Prabhu ji!
I thank you for your guidance from 2011. I want to ask that from where should I download original books, or I want to download scans but they are not using same data. Your Bhagavad Gita is 169 MB but at is 134 MB.
Please clear my doubt.

» Posted By Shubham On January 7, 2013 @ 5:16 am

The Four Philosophies: Impersonalism, Yoga, Personalism and Voidism

The Secret of Lord Shiva
The Actual Secret of Lord Shiva
Adapted from Shri Padma Purana, Uttara Khanda Chapters 235-236.

Parvati Said, “O Lord Shiva, You once told me that one should avoid speaking with Pasandi atheistic demon,and that doing so is worse then talking to candalas outcastes. Please tell me of what are the symptoms of such persons and what signs do they wear on their bodies?”

Shiva replied,”Those Persons who,deluded by ignorace,describw any other deity being superior to Vishnu,The Lord of the world, are said to be Pasandis. Those who,although they do not belong to the Vanaprastha asrama, use skulls, decorate their bodies with ashes and bones, have non-Vedic marks, matted hair, and wear garments of tree bark, are said to be pasandis. Those brahmanas who are devoid of the marks and symbols dear to Vishnu, such as conches, discs,and vertical-lined tilaka worn on the forehead, are said to be pasandis. That brahman who does not follow the practices given in the sastra should be known as a pasandi and should be condemned by all people. Those who have no devotion for the Lord are said to be pasandi. One who behaves as he likes and offers oblations in to the fire for the worship of deities other than Lord Vishnu should be known as a pasandi, for Lord Vishnu is the enjoyer of fruit of all sacrifices and is the deity of brahmanas. He who considers Lord Vishnu as equal to other deities such as Brahma and myself, Rudra,should always be called a pasandi. That brahmana, who with his speech, body,and deeds dose not recognize Vishnu,is a pasandi. What is the use of saying much in this regard? Those brahmanas who are not devotees of Vishnu should never be asked any questions, should never be talked to,and should never be seen,”

Parvati said,”O lord,O best of gods,I want to ask you something secret. Through love for me,please answer. I have a great doubt.The sastras condemn using skulls, dercorating the body with ashes, and wearing skins of animals. Yet,you do all these things. Why are these thing condemned? O Lord of the gods, O highly intelligent one, due to women’s natural fickleness I am asking you these questions. It may be that due to your great power you do not have to follow the sastric injunctions you just described, but previously you had not instructed me in this way. Therefore,O lord, please pardon my question.”

Inquired thus by Pavati in that lonely place free from people,Lord Shiva explained to her the great secrets of his own behaviour. Shiva said, “O Goddess, please listen carefully. I shall tell you a very wonderful secret. You should not repeat what I am about to tell you to common people. I shall tell you the since your body is not separate form mine. Long ago, in the age of Swayambhuva Manu, there were many great demons like Namuchi [The demon Namuchi is described in Shrimad Bhagavatam 8.11.23-40.] who were very powerful and valorous heroes. All of them were devoted to Vishnu, acted purely, and were free from all sins. They followed the pratices laid down in the Vedas. Seeing this, all of gods head by Indra were greatly frustrated. Overcome by fear,they approached Lord Vishnu and took shelter of Him.

“The devas said,’O Kesava, only You can conqeur these great demons who cannot be conqured by all of the gods and who have washed off their sins with penance.’”

Lord Shiva continued, “Hearing the frightful words of the demigods, Lord Vishnu, Purushottma consoled the devas,and said to me,’O Rudra,O you of might arms, O you who are the best of the gods, for the purpose of deluding the enemies of the demigods prepere a course of conduct to be followed by pasandis. Narrate to them the dark puranas, which will take them astray. O intelligent one, you should create holy texts that will cause the demons to become confused.

“‘Through devotion to Me,and for the good of the world, You should approach atheistic sages such as Kanada, Gautama,Sakti, Upamanyu, Jaimini, Kapila,[not to be confused with Kapila,the son of Devahuti], Durvasa, Mrikandu, Brihaspati, Bhargava, and Jamadagni. Exert upon them your power of suggestion. Being infused by your power they will become powerful pasandis. There is no doubt about it. Empowered by you, these brahmanas will narrate to the three worlds the Puranas and doctrines in the mode of ingnorance. O Shiva, on your person you should bear symbols like a skull, animal skins, ashes, and bones. Dressed in way you should fully delude everyone in the three Worlds. You should also inaugurate the pasupata order [The pasupates are a group of followers of Lord Shiva] with its divisions like kankala, saiva, pasanda and mahasaiva. Through these persons you should preach a doctrine whose followers wear no particular identifying marks and are outside the Vedic fold. Wearing ashes and bones, they will be bereft of higher consciousness and will consider you to be the greatest god.

“‘Taking to these doctrines, all of these demons will become averse to Me in a moment.There is no doubt it. O powerful Rudra,in every age in My different incarnations I too shall worship you to delude the demons. Following these doctrines,they will undoubtedly fall down.’”

Lord Shiva then told Parvati, “O beautiful one, after hearing Lord Vishnu’s words, although I am a good speaker I become helpless snd silent.Then offering my obeisances to Lord Vishnu, I said, O Lord,if I do what You have said,it will certainly lead to my destruction. It is is not possoble for me to carry out this instrustion, yet Your order is not to be disobeyed. This is very Painful.”

“O goddess,hearing my words, Vishnu spkoke in such way to restore my happiness. He said,’This will not be the cause of your destruction. Do as I order you for the good of the demigods. I shall also give you the means to maintain yourself while you are preaching these demoniac philosophies. Then with compassion, Lord Vishnu gave me the prayers known as Vishnu-sahasra-nama. Vishnu said,’Installing Me in your heart, utter My indestructible mantra. This very powerful six-syllable mantra is transcendental and awards liberation to thise who worship Me with devotion. There is no doubt about this.’

indivar-dala-syamam padma-patra-vilocanam
sankhanga-sarngesu-dharam sarvabharana-bhusitam

pita-vastram catur-bahum janaki-priya-vallabham
shri-ramaya nama ity evam uccaryam mantram-uttamam

sarva-duhkha haram caitat papinam api mukti-dam
imam mantram japan nityam amalas tvam bhavisyasi

I offer my obeisances to Him, dark like the petal of a blue lotus, with lotus-petal eyes, holding a conch, a disc, and sarnga bow, adorned with all ornaments, wearing yellow ornements, having four arms, and who is the dear lord of Janaki, Sita-devi.The divine mantra, ‘shri-ramaya namah,’ should be chanted. It remones all lamentation and gives salvation to even sinners. One who regularly chants this mantra will be free from all contamination.[6.235.44-46]

“‘All of the sinful rections due to wearing ashes and bones will all be destroyed and everthing will beacome auspicious due to reciting My mantra. O best of the gods, being pleased I shall destroy all sin. By My blessings, devotion to no other god than Me will arise. In your heart, worship Me who is the Supreme Being. Obey My order. Due to love for Me, everything will be auspicious for you. ‘Having thus ordered Me, O goddes, He dismissed the hosts of gods who then returned to their own abodes. The gods led by Indra then requested me, ‘O Mahadev, Shiva, Quickly perform those beneficial acts as instructed by Lord Vishnu.’”

Mahadeva then said to goddess Parvati, “O auspicious one, for the good of the gods I took to the way of the pasandis and started wearing skulls, hides, ashes, and bones. O auspicious one, as instructed by Lord Vishnu, I distributed the tamasic puranas and the pasandi Shiva doctrines. O sinless one, by entering Gautama and other brahmanas with my potency I proclaimed texts outside the Vedic fold. Adopting the system I gave, all of the wicked demons became averse to Lord Vishnu, and were enveloped in ignorance. Applying ashes to their bodies and performing severe penance, they stopped worship of Lord Vishnu and worshiped only me with flesh, blood and sandalwood.

“Receiving boons from me, they became intoxicated with power and pride. They were very much attached to the object of the senses, and were full of lust and anger. In that condition, devoid of goodness, they were defeated by the devas. Bereft of righteous paths, those who resort to this doctrine of mine alway go to hell.

“O goddess, thus this behavior of mine is only followed by me for the good of the gods. Following Lord Vishnu’s order, I decorate myslf with ashes and bones. O goddess, these external marks are meant only for deluding the demons. In my heart I always meditate upon the Supreme Lord Vishnu and always chant His mantras. By chanting this great six-syllable mantra I taste the eternal nectar of ecstatic joy. O Lady with an auspicious face, I have answered all that you have asked me. Affectionately I ask you, what else do you desire to hear?”

Parvati said, “O sinless one, tell me about the tamasic scriptures that were composed by the brahmanas bereft of devotion to the Lord. O Lord of the demigods Please tell me their names in sequence.

Lord Shiva replied, “O goddess, please listen. In sequence I shall tell you about the tamasic texts. Simply by remembering them even wise persons become deluded. First,I Myself proclaimed the Shiva, pasupata, and related texts. After my power had entered him, Kanada preached the Vaisesika Philosophy. Similarly, Gautama preached Nyaya,and Kapila preached the atheistic Sankhya. Brihaspati preached the much-censured Charvaka doctrine, and Buddha proclaimed Buddhism to destroy the demons.

Padma Purana 6.236.7

mayavadam asac chastram pracchannam bauddham uchyate
mayaiva kalpitam devi kalau brahmana rupina

“Mayavada or Advaita philosophy is an impious, wicked belief and against all the conclusions of the Vedas. It is only covered Buddhism. My dear Parvati, in Kali-Yoga I assume the form of a brahmana (Adi Shankara) and teach this imagined philosophy.

Padma Purana 6.236.8-9

apartham sruti-vakyanam darsayan loka-garhitam
sva-karma-rupam tyajya tvam atraiva pratipadyate

sarva-karma paribhrastair vaidharma tvam tad ucyate
paresa-jiva-paraikyam maya tu pratipadyate

“This mayavada advaita philosophy preached by me (in form of Adi Shankara) deprives the words of the holy texts of their acutal meaning and thus it is condemned in the world. It recommends the renunciation of one’s own duties, since those who have fallen from their duties say that the giving up of duties is religiosity. In this way, I have also falsely propounded the identity of the Supreme Lord and the individual soul.”

Padma Purana 6.236.10

brahmanas caparam rupam nirgunam vaksyate maya
sarva-svam jagato py asya mohanartham kalu yuge

“In order to bewilder the atheists, in Kali-yuga, I describe the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Gauranga Krishna to be without any form and without qualities.”

Padma Purana 6.236.11

vedante tu maha-sastrera mayavadam avaidikam
mayaiva vaksyate devi jagatam nasha-karanat

“Similarly, in explaning Vedanta mahashastra, I described the same non-scriptural and inauspicious mayavada philosophy in order to mislead the entire population toward atheism by denying the personal form of my beloved Lord.”

[As described in the seventh chapter of adi-lila of Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita, while speaking to Prakashananda Saraswati and the mayavadi sannyasis of Benares, Lord Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu cited these texts to show how Lord Shiva had come in Kali-yuga as Shripad Sankaracharya to propound the philosophy of monism and bewilder the souls. Cited translation of texts 7,10 and 11 are based on the translation of His Divine Grace Shrila A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada as found in his purport to Cc. Adi 7.110.]

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!

» Posted By Shubham On February 7, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

Paramahaṁsa: Sometimes people ask, though, they say, “Why is it that even among the ācāryas sometimes we find there is a difference of opinion?”

Prabhupāda: They are not ācāryas. They are not ācāryas. There is no difference of understanding between ācāryas. What Madhvācārya understands, we also understand. Suppose you are present also. So there is no difference. What Rāmānujācārya understands, we also understand. What Caitanya Mahāprabhu understand, we also understand. So where is the difference? Difference should be that the fact that he is not ācārya. As soon as he differs from the previous ācāryas, that means he is not ācārya. Otherwise there is full agreement between all the ācāryas. Just like Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Person, all ācāryas agree. Where is the difference? Does Rāmānujācārya differ from Madhvācārya, or Madhvācārya differ from Śrī Caitanya, Caitanya differs from—no. There is no difference. That is Vaiṣṇava. All the Vaiṣṇavas understand that Viṣṇu is the Supreme. There may be, sometimes, such as Kṛṣṇa is understood as incarnation of Viṣṇu, and sometimes they understand Viṣṇu as the incarnation of Kṛṣṇa. That is sampradāya. That is sampradāya. But either Kṛṣṇa or Viṣṇu, He is Supreme, that is accepted by all.

Paramahaṁsa: So that point is not so important whether Kṛṣṇa is coming from Viṣṇu or Viṣṇu is coming from Kṛṣṇa.

Prabhupāda: Yes, that is not important. Because, actually both of them the same, the Supreme. That example we give that candle, two candles, that so far the power of lighting is concerned, both of them equal. Now, you may say this is first candle, I say if it is first candle. But so far the power is concerned, there is no difference of opinion. If I love somebody, I’ll say he is first. And if you love somebody, you’ll say he is first. But both of them same. Just like devotees, some devotees are very… Hanumanji, he’ll never accept Kṛṣṇa. And the gopīs will never accept Rāma or Viṣṇu. So far the Kṛṣṇa and Viṣṇu, they are all the same. What do you think?

Paramahaṁsa: I think perhaps (indistinct) So actually the differences, whatever little differences may arise, those differences amongst the ācāryas, they are due to different feelings of love for Kṛṣṇa or His manifestations.

Prabhupāda: You’ll find in some, among some devotees, they will criticize, “Why you are worshiping Rāmacandra? He could not save even His wife.” (laughter) And some will, “Ah, you are worshiping Kṛṣṇa. He was so fond of women.” Like that. In Vṛndāvana you’ll find they are different. Somebody will say, “Hare Kṛṣṇa,” another will say, “Sītā Rāma.” There will be competition. There is not difference. Both of them know that either I worship Rāma or Kṛṣṇa, They are the same.
PRABHU JI! My heart gets pained when I hear glorification of only Radhe Krishna surpassing incarnations. Isn’t it true that all incarnations are eternal and Vishnu tattvas? Aren’t they all perfect? We can glorify Radhe Shyam for their highest perfection. Perfect to most perfect. But is it necessary to give our heart to Radhe Shyam to be a follower of Lord Chaitanya?
But wasn’t Murari Gupta servant of Ramchandra and Goursundar at the same time. Please convince me. Aren’t 4 extra qualities of Krishna reserved for Vrindavan? I am not so much attracted to Vrindavan. I want to glorify Radhe Shyam and devotees in Vrindavan. But for that I cannot give up Lord Dvarakadish’s attraction, although I have only small attachment.
I mean Prabhu ji, is the conversation above is good to console my heart?
Hare Krishna Jai Rukminiraman

» Posted By Shubham On May 18, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

The Ten Offenses in Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

Hare Krishna Madhudvisa,

It is my great privilege to associate with Krishna Consciousness.
I am in the awakening stage, where I am still pursuing my life as a student and wish to excel and have a great career. Perhaps, I do not consider myself a devotee; however, I am spiritual and wish to maintain such a state of mind.

My question to you is –

I have recently started chanting and not sure if You would consider this as a pure form of chanting. 

I eat eggs (no meat), I take salmon fish tablets (omega 3 fatty acids which are good for brain), I do not have any form of sex but do tend to masturbate as it’s natural. I am not into any form of intoxication and certain don’t dabble in gambling. Please let me know if I can pursue chanting and will Krishna accept my devotion?

I am quintessential 24 year old ambitious boy who is currently working and pursuing studying in order to make a good career. I need Krishna’s blessings for all of this to come to fruition.

In addition, would urge you to share your experience and how did your connect with Krishna Consciousness? I am sure you are a full time devotee.

Hare Krishna,

» Posted By Shubham On April 15, 2012 @ 1:56 am

Human Life is not for working hard like animals

prabhuji I subscribed to Krsihna Connect Newsletters But please send short emails ,,recently I got very very large emails not easy to complete them
make them short or send them in two or three days

hare krishna

all glories to Srila prabhupada

» Posted By Shubham On March 15, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

Combination of Male & Female through Marriage

Hare Krishna Prabhuji!
Thanks prabhuji for enlightening me with this article. I want to know further prabhuji whether a devotee man should marry a devotee girl if both love and want to marry each other but due to some biological reason she can not become a mother in future ???

Your servant

» Posted By Shubham On February 22, 2018 @ 5:15 am

The Disease of the Gaudiya Vaisnava People

Please help me!
I was convinced of philosophy and was chanting just 2 rounds peacefully. But due to my laziness and insincerity, I feel like faling down.
We know that Srila Prabhupada wrote that we have misused our free will and fallen from Vaikuntha. I accepted it and was progressing. But when I hear arguments about followers of Sridhara and Narayana Maharaja, I feel how much devotees are misled? It has agitated my mind. i feel like suiciding because their views make me loose faith in Srila Prabhupada. Even I have forgtten why I am suposed to follow Bhakti yoga?
Please help. I feel dejected. We should follow authorized Acharyas, not so-called gurus.
But I have forgotten now how to practice Bhakti. Please encourage me and suggest me how to progress.

» Posted By Shubham On August 1, 2013 @ 7:52 am

Why do Bad Things Happen to Us?

Nityananda Gauranga!
In First Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, Lord Krishna’s disappearance is mentioned. He says in Bhagavad Gita that non devotees can neither see nor understand him as he is covered by curtain of yogamaya and Brahmanjyoti. He is revealed only to devotees. I have got experience. Once I saw ghosts in my dream trying to bind my body with rope, I chanted Krishna and they vanished. Actually Bhakti is very confidential and a Shuddha Bhakta is very very rare. It is only due to mercy of Lord Nityananda Gauranga that path of Bhakti is made so easy by Kirtanam. Krishna is not much merciful. He told Bhagavad Gita and taught Bhakti, Karma yoga, Jnana yoga. But still people in general think he preached just Karma yoga. Unless one gets mercy of Lord Gaurachandra and Gaura Bhaktas in Kali yuga, none can get pure devotional service. Krishna deluded demons by appearing to be killed by hunter. Gaurahari is the only hope for we fallen souls, then everyone can get Krishna Bhakti. Lord Krishna’s mercy is available to devotees only but Lord Gauranga do not discriminate and distributes love of God freely.
NOTE: THIS IS NOT MEANT FOR CRITICISING KRISHNA BUT TO SHOW HOW MAGNAMIOUS IS CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHU. Lord Krishna is sweet and Lord Gaurahari is munificient. No one can understand Vrindavan pastimes without mercy of Vaishnavas and Nitai Gaurasundar.
GLORIES TO Devotees, Lord and Madhudvisa Dasa Prabhu ji

» Posted By Shubham On October 20, 2012 @ 11:43 am

The Greatest Barrier for Advancing in Spritual Consiciousness

Hari Bol
Jai Acharyas and Lord!

» Posted By Shubham On January 15, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

Why Do Devotees Have a Negative Outlook on the Material World?

1) Did God created Man only for the purpose of his satisfaction?
Ans: Yes, ofcourse. As we are parts and parcels of Krsna- The Supreme Lord, our eternal duty is to serve him, just like finger must serve stomach, then only it will be satisfied.
What is the duty of this finger? “Now I wish that you stand like this.” The finger is standing like this. It is executing my order. If I say, “Close,” finger immediately closed. So this is the duty
Lecture on BG 4.11-18 — Los Angeles, January 8, 1969: This is very easy to understand. Just like this finger is the part and parcel of your body. The hand is the part and parcel of your body. The leg is the part and parcel of your body. So we are all part and parcel of the Supreme. So what is our duty? What is the duty of this finger? “Now I wish that you stand like this.” The finger is standing like this. It is executing my order. If I say, “Close,” finger immediately closed. So this is the duty. If I am part and parcel of Krsna then what is my duty? My duty is to act what Krsna says, that’s all. That is my action. Without knowing this, whatever I do, that is perverted action. Just like in diseased condition this finger cannot act according to my order. “Oh, there is some pain. If I want to make it stand like that, oh, I feel pain,” because there is diseased condition. Similarly, when we do not act in Krsna consciousness that is our diseased condition of life. That is not normal condition. In normal condition we shall be all prepared to act in Krsna consciousness. That we should know. Then our action will be right.

Just like this finger is the part and parcel of my body. So what is the duty of the finger? I ask the finger, “Please come here.” It comes immediately. I ask the finger, “Come here.” So that means service
Lecture on SB 3.26.10 — Bombay, December 22, 1974: So what is the duty of the part and parcel? That is also very easy to understand. Just like this finger is the part and parcel of my body. So what is the duty of the finger? I ask the finger, “Please come here.” It comes immediately. I ask the finger, “Come here.” So that means service. Therefore part and parcel’s duty is… Just like in a office, if I say, “This man is one of our part,” or “one of my partner,” a partner means he is working for the same interest. That is partner. So similarly, we are part and parcel of Krsna — that means we must be partner of Krsna. And what Krsna wants? Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam [Bg. 18.66]. He wants. So as partner of Krsna, you should preach that “You surrender to Krsna.” That is your business.

2) If so for his satisfaction do we need to struggle so much in this material world?
Ans: No, we are suffering out of our own misuse of free will. Since we are parts and parcels of Lord Krsna, we possess minute independence. If we misuse it to live independent of Lord, we come to material world to enjoy separately. Actually, we suffer more and more. So, material nature’s business is to punish us who are rebellions. After many births in material bodies, one may get human body and then spirit soul may revive its eternal constitutional position.
BG 5.2, Purport:
“People are mad after sense gratification, and they do not know that this present body, which is full of miseries, is a result of one’s fruitive activities in the past. Although this body is temporary, it is always giving one trouble in many ways. Therefore, to act for sense gratification is not good. One is considered to be a failure in life as long as he makes no inquiry about his real identity. As long as he does not know his real identity, he has to work for fruitive results for sense gratification, and as long as one is engrossed in the consciousness of sense gratification one has to transmigrate from one body to another.
SB 4.24.28, Purport:
Being influenced by the three modes of material nature, the living entity tries to dominate material nature, but actually he is not the puruṣa (enjoyer) but prakṛti, as described in Bhagavad-gītā (7.5): apareyam itas tv anyāṁ prakṛtiṁ viddhi me parām. Thus the jīva, or living entity, is actually prakṛti, or the marginal energy of the Supreme Lord. Being associated with material energy, he tries to lord it over the material nature. This is also confirmed in Bhagavad-gītā (15.7):
mamaivāṁśo jīva-loke
jīva-bhūtaḥ sanātanaḥ
prakṛti-sthāni karṣati
“The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.”
By endeavoring to dominate material nature, the living entity simply struggles hard for existence. Indeed, he struggles so hard to enjoy himself that he cannot even enjoy the material resources.

3) If anyone do harm or kill any of our family members and say i am God you have to pray for me then should we have to blindly accept and pray him which is what happening in this material world? God is the one who is killing the man at his middle age, younger age and old age. But still we should pray him since he is God.
You may say if there is no death then it leads to nature imbalance. But he would have keep in such a way that after death the loved ones will take rebirth again in the same family, So that everyone will be happy that the departed soul is getting new and good body to enjoy in this material world again with us in the same family.
Ans: No. First of all you should know who is God or Supreme Lord.
The Sanskrit word bhagavān is explained by the great authority Parāśara Muni, the father of Vyāsadeva. The Supreme Personality who possesses all riches, all strength, all fame, all beauty, all knowledge and all renunciation is called Bhagavān.
BG 2.2, Purport:
The Sanskrit word bhagavān is explained by the great authority Parāśara Muni, the father of Vyāsadeva. The Supreme Personality who possesses all riches, all strength, all fame, all beauty, all knowledge and all renunciation is called Bhagavān. There are many persons who are very rich, very powerful, very beautiful, very famous, very learned, and very much detached, but no one can claim that he possesses all riches, all strength, etc., entirely. Only Kṛṣṇa can claim this because He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. No living entity, including Brahmā, Lord Śiva, or Nārāyaṇa, can possess opulences as fully as Kṛṣṇa. Therefore it is concluded in the Brahma-saṁhitā by Lord Brahmā himself that Lord Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. No one is equal to or above Him. He is the primeval Lord, or Bhagavān, known as Govinda, and He is the supreme cause of all causes:
īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ
anādir ādir govindaḥ
“There are many personalities possessing the qualities of Bhagavān, but Kṛṣṇa is the supreme because none can excel Him. He is the Supreme Person, and His body is eternal, full of knowledge and bliss. He is the primeval Lord Govinda and the cause of all causes.” (Brahma-saṁhitā 5.1)

So, only pseudo cheap gods will say to kill your family members.
The cause of all sufferings are we ourselves. We want to enjoy independent of God. If someone tells you to surrender, will you do? I can say No. Because we are revolting souls. Only by association of devotees, a fortunate soul is saved and begins devotional service.
SB 4.26.8, Purport:
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu says that the living entity, since time immemorial, is suffering the threefold miseries of material nature due to his demoniac attitude, which is his spirit of revolt against the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Kṛṣṇa also confirms this in Bhagavad-gītā (15.7):
mamaivāṁśo jīva-loke
jīva-bhūtaḥ sanātanaḥ
prakṛti-sthāni karṣati
“The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal, fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.” Every living entity is part and parcel of God. There is no reason for the living entity’s being put into the miserable threefold condition of material existence but that he voluntarily accepts material existence on the false pretext of becoming an enjoyer.
God, evil is created by God undoubtedly, but it is necessary on account of the human being misusing his free will. God gives him good direction but when he is disobedient, then naturally the evil power is there to punish him.
Philosophy Discussion on John Stuart Mill:
Hayagrīva: Mill concludes that the existence of evil in the universe, or what he considers to be evil, pain and death, excludes the existence of an omnipotent God. He sees man in a position to aid the intentions of providence by surmounting his evil instincts. So God is not all-powerful, infinite in His power. If He were, there would be no evil, according to Mill.
Prabhupāda: No. God, evil is created by God undoubtedly, but the, it was necessary on account of the human being as, misuse of his free will. God gives him good direction but when he is disobedient, then naturally the evil power is there to punish him. Therefore the evil is not created by God but still it is created. It is necessary. Just like the government constructs the prison house. So this prison house creation is not the government’s intention. Government wants that university is sufficient, people may be educated and highly enlightened, but because some, not all, misuses the independence, little independence, he creates evil circumstances, and he is compulsorily put into the prison house. Similarly, we suffer on account of our own evil activities but God, being Supreme, He punishes us for our evil activities. For God there isn’t… When we are under the protection of God, there is nothing evil, only good thing. There is no evil. So God does not create evil but man’s evil activities obliges God to create an evil situation.
You may ask why God has given us free will?
If you have no free will, then you are a stone. The stone has no free will. You want to be stone? Then you must be, must have free will. But don’t misuse your free will.
Lecture on BG 15.15 — August 5, 1976, New Mayapur (French farm):
Devotee: Śrīla Prabhupāda? Why God gave to man free will if He knew the man would fall down in the material world?
Prabhupāda: If you have no free will, then you are a stone. The stone has no free will. You want to be stone? Then you must be, must have free will. But don’t misuse your free will. But don’t try to become stone. That is not life.
Kṛṣṇa’s mercy is always there. It is your misuse of free will. You are given the opportunity—that is fortune. But you do not accept the fortune. That is your misfortune.
Morning Walk — May 10, 1975, Perth:
Amogha: Śrīla Prabhupāda? Why is it that some people, when they hear about Kṛṣṇa consciousness, they take it, and some do not. And still, after that, some of those who take it, they stay, and some who take it take it for some time and then they fail?
Prabhupāda: That is fortunate and unfortunate. Just like one inherits father’s property. Many millions of dollars, and he has become a poor man by his misusing the money. Like that. He is unfortunate. He got the money, but he could not utilize it.
Jayadharma: Does fortune mean it’s the mercy of Kṛṣṇa?
Prabhupāda: Kṛṣṇa’s mercy is always there. It is your misuse of free will. You are given the opportunity—that is fortune. But you do not accept the fortune. That is your misfortune. That is stated in the Caitanya-caritāmṛita. Lord Caitanya said, ei rūpe brahmāṇḍa bhramite kona bhāgyavān jīva (CC Madhya 19.151). Kono—some fortunate man can accept it. Because mostly they are unfortunate. Just see, throughout the whole of Europe and America we are making propaganda. How many students have come? A very insignificant number, although they have come. They are fortunate.
Moreover, the enjoyment that you have with family is temporary, joyless and in ignorance.
4) Why man is not able to remember what happened to him after death that is after leaving the earth plane? Why it remained mystery to him? I mean not the previous births. If we remember atleast that then we will know today we are suffering in this material world because of our sins we did in previous births. After death based on our sins we will suffer at yamaloka then why again our life is based on our good and bad things did by us in previous births for which we have already struggled in yamalokam?
BG 15.15, Translation and Purport:
I am seated in everyone’s heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas, I am to be known. Indeed, I am the compiler of Vedānta, and I am the knower of the Vedas.
The Supreme Lord is situated as Paramātmā in everyone’s heart, and it is from Him that all activities are initiated. The living entity forgets everything of his past life, but he has to act according to the direction of the Supreme Lord, who is witness to all his work. Therefore he begins his work according to his past deeds. Required knowledge is supplied to him, and remembrance is given to him, and he forgets, also, about his past life.
The living entity forgets as soon as he quits his present body, but he begins his work again, initiated by the Supreme Lord. Although he forgets, the Lord gives him the intelligence to renew his work where he ended his last life. So not only does a living entity enjoy or suffer in this world according to the dictation from the Supreme Lord situated locally in the heart, but he receives the opportunity to understand the Vedas from Him. If one is serious about understanding the Vedic knowledge, then Kṛṣṇa gives the required intelligence. Why does He present the Vedic knowledge for understanding? Because a living entity individually needs to understand Kṛṣṇa. Vedic literature confirms this: yo ‘sau sarvair vedair gīyate. In all Vedic literature, beginning from the four Vedas, Vedānta-sūtra and the Upaniṣads and Purāṇas, the glories of the Supreme Lord are celebrated. By performance of Vedic rituals, discussion of the Vedic philosophy and worship of the Lord in devotional service, He is attained. Therefore the purpose of the Vedas is to understand Kṛṣṇa. The Vedas give us direction by which to understand Kṛṣṇa and the process of realizing Him. The ultimate goal is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Vedānta-sūtra (1.1.4) confirms this in the following words: tat tu samanvayāt. One can attain perfection in three stages. By understanding Vedic literature one can understand his relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by performing the different processes one can approach Him, and at the end one can attain the supreme goal, who is no other than the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In this verse the purpose of the Vedas, the understanding of the Vedas, and the goal of the Vedas are clearly defined.

Krsna is so kind that he makes us forget our past life. Because if we remember how sinful we were, we would not be able to enjoy in this world. We have come here for sense and mental gratification and Lord does not want us to keep trying for it. But he sends his devotees to inform us that we can never be happy here in miserable world.

5) Can God create as many souls as we desired to give birth? What will happen to all these souls if the material world ends? From the parent soul if the child souls are born then in that case there won’t be rebirth?
Soul is never born and never dies. It exists simultaneously with Supreme Lord. Material world will never end, it simply disappears. But we have to escape this place for spiritual world.
6) There are so many people who would have done spiritual practice before death. Why can’t those souls help us to know what will happen after death in detail? Can we trace out our loved departed ones? Why for few Life span is less and few it is more?
Whatever will happen after death depends on Karma. But however good-bad your karma may be, you will never get liberated by getting entangled in cycle of karma. Life span is also dependent on destiny(breaths are fixed) but Krsna, The Lord can change it to let us depart for Kingdom of God.
Glories to Lord, Acharyas, Scriptures, Bhakti Devi and Lord’s energies

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Srila Prabhupada: A Brief Biography

oh my sweet krishna I surrender to you

» Posted By shubham On May 16, 2014 @ 6:01 am

The Spirit of Bhagavad Gita

Hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare
Prabhu ji,
In our universe whatever had done do or ill be do that all have fixed and ill be fix for human being.
so what is punya and what is paap but when we are not doing any thing without instruction of krishna so why we responsible for paap.

» Posted By shubham On September 23, 2013 @ 11:28 pm


I still remember that day when I first commented on this website in this post.
I wrote:
“HARE KRISHNA PRABHU JI! DON’T MAKE ME sinful by calling yourself my servant, You are servant of Krishna and His devotees. I am servant of Maya till now so I am not eligible for any respect.”
Now I see a huge difference after knowing the philosophy. The only thing that I regret is that I am not able to do devotional service- most rare jewel one can get ever. I am not able to chant even 1 round as I feel mind wandering here and there into materialism and I think it is an offense of inattention. SO, I had stopped. But I have again tried to start from atleast 12 to 24 to 48 to 108 names to 2 rounds to… Please bless me. I want an inspiring blessing and a great detachment for materialism. I want to dissociate with my family memebers- all Smartas and ordinary Kaliyuga Indian emodied souls. Actually, now no one cares to follow scriptures. But I have got a reason but I can’t follow. I can’t preach to my parents as they feel I am inexperienced 17 yrs old child who has not seen world. Actually they are more or less Grhamedhi. Their aim is polished material enjoyment as is done in India’s Vaishya families from eras.

» Posted By Shubham On February 16, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

HARE KRISHNA PRABHU JI! DON’T MAKE ME sinful by calling yourself my servant, You are servant of Krishna and His devotees. I am servant of Maya till now so I am not eligible for any respect.

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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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