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CAN YOU SEND ME CHANTING BEEDS? HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA.

» Posted By steve On June 29, 2018 @ 5:18 pm

The Trial of the Hare Krsna People in Germany 1978

Madhudvisa, will praying to panca-tattva heal my bodily diseases?

» Posted By Steve On October 29, 2019 @ 3:38 am

Arjuna could not practice Meditational Yoga

How can we know that Krishna hears our prayers and is reciprocating?

» Posted By Steve On October 6, 2019 @ 7:16 pm

Solar Eclipses are not Caused by the Moon

Hare Kṛṣṇa!

I think you saying people can’t think is insulting and arrogant on your part. Certainly not the attitude of a devotee of the lord. There are other people that also are good thinkers and I for one don’t agree with your analysis. You should get a decent camera like a P900 (not excellent but good for the money) and then take a series of pictures on the next total eclipse and then put then in a program such as CCDStack: http://www.ccdware.com/products/ccdstack/

Then you should post your result here. We will not accuse you of photoshopping or cheating 🙂

» Posted By Steve On August 24, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Hare Kṛṣṇa Madhudvisa!

I don’t know where they say the photo was taken but even knowing that it’s fake (which I do) you are right, it could not be taken from the moon. Alignment is way off. Their model breaks down in various tests which I’ve done on my site comparing FE and GE models. Until we know how wide the shadow path is, it leaves us only to guess. If it’s bigger than they state, then the reflection from the earth would be minimized. Maybe enough to not light up the face of the moon. I study the vedic texts quite extensively and do take them as fact but it is difficult to reconcile Rahu and Ketu without ephemeris data available. Do you know if the Vedic astrologers has ephemeris data on those two dark bodies? Rahu mirrors the moon’s position exactly and is just closer to us? This year I plan to create a model exactly according to the Bhāgavata Purāṇa and will post it here when it’s done. To make it complete I will need to include Rahu and Ketu so if you have some detailed information on it, that would help! Here is one I did remodeling the EPIC shot of the moon passing earth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwEyQbSTRkE

Here is one I did showing Rahu creating the lunar eclipse. The shadow path for the Sep 2016 lunar eclipse matches exactly the animation on timeanddate site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTB6w6CHhIk&feature=youtu.be

हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण, कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे
हरे राम हरे राम, राम राम हरे हरे

» Posted By Steve On August 19, 2017 @ 3:20 am

But if you consider the earth as a sphere, which I think you do, then the maximum reflective part of the earth globe would the exact part blocked out by the Moon, or Rahu. The light reflecting off the earth outside of the penumbra area is not going to be aimed at the moon because of the curvature of the Earth. The maximum reflective area would be right on the line of totality so the earthshine would be zero there. I think we see the moon black because of this reason and there is not any light coming from the area of totality or even around it to reflect back to the moon.

» Posted By Steve On August 18, 2017 @ 8:12 am

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa Prabhu, I find myself completely unable to chant due to poor physical health and mental anguish. I have migraine syndrome as well as tremendous emotional distress due to my current life situation. However, I listen to japa/kirtan very frequently and the Krishnacore music of Shelter, and it is helping me. I understand I should commence chanting and not abandon the sadhana, but I feel overwhelmed due to my poor health. Also, constantly hearing “chant 16 rounds, chant 16 rounds, chant 16 rounds…” doesn’t help and puts a lot of pressure on me. Please advise me as to how I can remedy the situation and begin chanting without feeling pressured or overwhelmed.

» Posted By Steve On November 10, 2016 @ 6:22 am

Everything is in Srila Prabhupada’s Books!

Haribol Maduvisa,
Thank you for sending me the links to the books by Sri Prabupada. I am looking forward to working through them. I already read the Bagavad Gita and reading most days. It seems so alive and always speaks to me. In what order would you recommend that we read this material you have sent us? There is so much to absorb! Thanks again….Steve.

» Posted By Steve On October 8, 2012 @ 9:03 am

A Regulated Life is Very Important

Haribol Madhudvisa, Nice to recieve some more articles after a long break from your part. I thought you had forgotton me. Still, regarding Offering to Krishna first and also Prassadam. I live with people oppossed to KC so I am handicapped regarding offering to Krishna but do go to the temple now once a week for Kirtan and prassadam. Will eating prassadm make any difference as oppossed to eating any food not offered to Krishna first. What are the benifits of Prassadam compared to no prassadam? Regards….Steve

» Posted By Steve On September 16, 2012 @ 12:37 am

The Ten Offenses in Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

Thank you Siva. I will read it.

» Posted By Steve On March 9, 2012 @ 7:16 am

Thank you for taking the time to reply. Yes I understand. More of Krishna and less of Maya. First I must work on giving up the meat totally, I find writing tunes to the Maha Mantra and playing and singing them on my guitar draws me closer to Krishna also and very helpful..Hari Bol

» Posted By Steve On March 4, 2012 @ 6:37 am

Since I have been associating with Krishna Devotees and attending the temple I am losing my desire to eat meat. I bought another boat and went out to catch fish but when I caught the fish I did not have the heart to kill it just for eating purposes! All my friends laugh at me when they ask why I sold my boat and I tell them. I can’t believe this is happpening to me! I wish the same would happen also in regards to sex. I have been married for many years. Surely Krishna ordained sex. If my wife gets pregnant then that would be great! But also a miracle since she is now passed the child bearing years. So is there still need to surrender this part of ones life since we do not use contraceptives? And what if she is not a devotee and I become full devotee and she desires to have sex! Do I refuse? So many rules and regulations. Surely Krishna should look at the heart first? Also regarding the eggs. eggs are not fertalised are they? So one is killing nothing. What is wrong with that. Could you please give me some reference in the Srimad Bhagavatam or the Bhagavat Gita to support this rule….Hare Bol

» Posted By Steve On March 3, 2012 @ 8:05 am

Prasadam — What is it and why we should not eat anything else.

Hi Madhudvisa, thanks for explaining this prasadam so clearly. Recently I went to hear one devotee artist speak called symarani, anyway I had to leave as they were about to serve up the prasadam. This devotee, she insited I take some home, so because of her persitance I did. Which of course I enjoyed. My question is this; if I do not eat prasadam even for some genuine reason, is that displeasing to Krishna? Also you mentioned about karma in one reply etc. Surely this must be irrelevent to “loving Krishna”. Love krishna I would have thought, and leave the rest up to Him. Krishna is love? Then surely one should not get entangled with this negative karma theory! I guess from what I understand reading through the Srimad Baghavatam that there seems to be different levels of love. Is this right? A little love for little devotion and obedience and great love for total surrender , love and obedience, is this true? Hari Bol….Steve.

» Posted By Steve On February 22, 2012 @ 8:47 am

The Power of the Disciplic Succession, Guru Parampara

Thank you for taking the time to reply. Now of course, I have to consider your comments and process them.Hari Bol

» Posted By Steve On February 19, 2012 @ 1:10 am

Hi, Thanks for the informative material on the Bhagavad Gita. I would love to accept this book but I do have trouble understanding how a “sun god” could have intelligence and even pass down orally the script that makes up the Bhagavad Gita to someone called Manu? I gather this “sun god” is metaphorical speak. could you explain what this means. Please excuse my ignorance.Regards…Steve

» Posted By Steve On February 7, 2012 @ 7:45 am

Download All Prabhupada MP3 Audio Free!

Hare Krishna,
did you know that there are references to Krishna in the bible?
There are many,
Jesus Loves You

» Posted By steve On July 4, 2014 @ 3:34 am

Did man really walk on the Moon ???

So my friend, you have personally seen and spoken with the Krishna yourself? How do you know what the Krishna is?

» Posted By Steve On December 7, 2014 @ 9:33 am

Dear kind Madhudvisa dasa,

Believe it or not, I understand precisely what you are saying. TO use our Saddam example, I only know what is told, by either the media, the governments, or…the people that were there. Or the people that SAID they were there? As far as stars, we invent these instruments that might just tell what we think we want to know, rather than what actually is.

Correct?

Well then…what about your OWN writings and teachings? You weren’t there. You don’t know The Krishna disappeared. You don’t KNOW there was any Kurukshetra War because you weren’t THERE.

So why do you worship in this way? You do it because you have read the teachings and stories OTHER people wrote.

How sad, pathetic and tiny beings we would be if we never listened to those that came before us, or those with other experiences than what we have. Somethings may come naturally, like a story about your father as told by your grandmother. Other stories, say, as told by a government about another government, take extreme caution, education, and wisdom. Which I admit humans are not generally good with. We make assumptions and preconceived notions, then act on them as fact.

What I do is try to read and watch as many sources as possible. I might not believe my own government, but if someone from Iraq were to take photograph of a mass grave and tell their story, I may be more inclined. If MANY people from diverse backgrounds do it, I’m very likely to accept it. IF their WAS a Kurdish village at one time, and now there’s not…well I do indeed accept it, even though I did not walk on their decomposed bodies.

Just like you accept the teachings and stories of those Vedic priests and sages that came before you.

One of the most compelling arguments for the moon landing is that no one can disprove it, even though there would be VAST rewards for doing so.

And, you talk about “not being there”, yet in many of YOUR arguments, you speak as if you know how a flag would move on the moon, or how light is reflected from surfaces.

I am sorry, but I do not accept your logic “you weren’t there” because you do not use it yourself.

» Posted By Steve On December 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am

Hello Indian Hindu!
I would make a correction in your reply; of course Saddam had, and used “weapons of mass destruction”. You can easily find this proof by “searching” ” Kurds + Saddam + gas”. Several thousands in mass graves. You don’t need a nuke to have a WMD.

Now the real question is “was Saddam and his WMD’s a threat to the USA and world?” If you do some more homework, you will find Saddam gave The U.N. the runaround for several years under sanctions and inspections. He also bragged (verbal threats) that he would do bad things. Saddam and his cronies were very very bad people. It’s really too bad we couldn’t have had a true global coalition to fight this violence against innocent people of the world. Some countries and religions just aren’t interested in saving innocent people (ahem). Search “Saddam + France + Germany + oil deals” to find out why they didn’t join.

As far as this moon conspiracy theory, and the credibility of this website, the honorable Madhudvisa dasa’s reply to you says it all. Not interested in honest sincere debate. It’s his way or not at all. Sometimes you have to “compromise”, also known as rethink what you know. No amount of evidence would convince the honorable Madhudvisa dasa. There are websites that answer every single question at the top of this page, and yet…not interested. This to me smacks of disingenuous conversation. That means they aren’t, never were, nor ever will seriously consider the evidence presented. Dishonest.

If a person thinks there are no other stars in the universe but Sol, well ZERO credibility. Sometimes, a measuring instrument is the truth. Sometimes our eyes lie. And our fault-filled human teachers as well.

» Posted By Steve On November 30, 2014 @ 10:53 am

We do have proof though. We’ve brought back physical evidence. The rocks have been examined by scientists that WANT to prove they are fake. And yet they admit they are from the moon.

This is your CHOICE to discount it- to say it isn’t evidence. But that doesn’t make them fake. People smarter than you say they are real. People that are like you- that WANT it to be fake- say they are real. “Like you” but smarter.

» Posted By Steve On October 15, 2013 @ 9:01 am

sepan…of all the “Arguments” for a conspiracy- your question is one of the easiest to explain. Many of the phenomena we observe and measure on the moon is not observable here on Earth, so it’s difficult for our brain to process. What does a vacuum look like? What is 1/6 gravity? How does extremely fine powder as “the ground” work? Most of us try to use our experience eon Earth to explain, or rather discount, anything we see in video.
I’ve actually seen a photo with a star visible, but the reason more stars aren’t visible is simple photography. The surface of the Moon is very bright (and also at times very dark). The exposure time obliterates the stars. This is actually a phenomenon we experience here on Earth. Ever take a picture of the stars in your backyard? I’ve tried…and even on very long exposure times I can only grab a couple of the very brightest stars.

» Posted By steve On October 11, 2013 @ 5:18 am

The “proof” is there. You refuse to believe it. Why? The rocks have been examined by THOUSANDS of scientists around the world. None of them found them to be fake. But because you THINK they can be faked….I should believe you? You who are not a scientist and have not examined the rocks? And you wonder why I do not blindly follow you?
As far as we don’t have the technology at this moment in time is true. But you aren’t telling the whole truth about that. It’s not that we CAN’T…it’s because the government and general public defunded the technology. NASA could only run the space shuttle program with the funds available, which was very intense all by itself. They felt we needed a space station instead of being on the moon. For someone seeking knowledge and wisdom, you certainly are not going very deep for it. You stop asking questions when the answer satisfies your disposition….not when the whole entire truth is uncovered.

Sure…a lot of kooks think we didn’t go. I’m not talking about them. These are the same people who know more about Survivor and The Kardashians then they do about our U.S. Constitution or Noam Chomsky. I’m talking about the scientists, the engineers…even the ASTRONAUTS themselves…could certainly find the motivation, the vast rewards from people like you…to come forward. No disgruntled NASA personnel? Really? NOBODY? If people are as bad as YOU say they are…certainly someone of importance would have come forward.

NASA had planned a return trip to the moon via The Constellation Project. Once again…this pesky budget thing rears it’s head. This problem is more important that you realize. Projects get SCRUBBED because of it…not because we do not have the capability. NASA can only do so much with the money left to them. Instead, NASA set it’s sights even further. The Orion project is in full swing and set for a manned mission to Mars around 2020. As was asked of you earlier…I do indeed wonder what your reaction will be if that is successful. Do you even wish it to be? I suspect that you hope for failure.

» Posted By Steve On August 25, 2013 @ 8:16 am

Hello Madhudvisa dasa. I have pretty much given up on you with this topic, but I certainly enjoy the regular email messages being sent. Thanks. However, your logic does still baffle me. You say things like “filmed on movie sets”. You must be very uneducated/ignorant about the film industry process. Even a simple low budget film can require dozens of personnel just to film, let alone set design, set construction, script writing, pre and post production. “dummy satellite”, would require many engineers to build program it. Ever been to the Kennedy Space Center? How about The Johnson Space Center? These aren’t little rooms with a few people. These are MASSIVE complexes where even a simple operation of an unmanned satellite can take hundreds of people. The complexes are filled with VERY smart people. Can’t fool them all.
Also, the globe Earth is FILLED with expert amateur and professional scientists and telescope and radio operators. They love tracking objects in space. They would be rich and famous if they proved the moon missions were faked, yet, somehow, the thousands upon thousands of people, not one ever did? Same with the rocks you keep saying can be faked. It takes a VERY ignorant person to think you can fake micrometeor impacts and subatomic particle construction. Scientists would LOVE to prove those rocks are faked…and yet none have?
And as I said before….they faked this not once or twice…but SIX TIMES? Six MASSIVE operations that nobody has come forward about being a part of faking it? Your flawed logic REALLY fails when you express your opinion about humanity being flawed and even evil- yet somehow….no one has been motivated by The Dark Side enough to expose your fake theory? No way in Heaven, Hell and Earth that NO ONE has come forward out of the THOUSANDS of people it would have taken to fake it all.

As I said before…your conspiracy theory is more preposterous and unbelievable than the actual events. You’ve got your own mind tricked into believing it. But it’s not your fault. Your lack of education and knowledge on the subject, and your spiritual directive won’t allow it to be any other way.

peace brother

» Posted By Steve On August 24, 2013 @ 8:43 am

Hi Andrew…

regarding your comment that we never went back; we went there 6 times over a three year period. Well, that is what NASA claims. We brought back some rocks. Well, that is what NASA claims. What else would you expect NASA to do? Moon bases? For what? Almost all of us agree it’s a very dangerous environment. You think it’s too dangerous for ONE trip….let alone living there.

Is it possible that NASA (and the politicians) felt there wasn’t really any more to accomplish at that point in time? Could it be that NASA turned it sights on the Space Station? That was what the shuttle were designed for. It’s like you have no comprehension of mission goals and the resources it takes. NASA absolutely could not do a space station and the moon missions together.

Your assertion is “proof” of nothing. Some of you people need to reassess your definitions of “proof” and “evidence”.

» Posted By Steve On June 24, 2013 @ 6:57 am

I also did want to say that the audio waveform you see there is NOT proof that the transmission did not originate from the moon. You have no way to check the transmission speed on a recording.

If you want to submit evidence that those transmissions from the moon did not take the 3 seconds…that’s fine…but you can’t do it from a recording. Please…submit the real evidence that the transmissions from the astronauts were not from the moon. I’m willing to listen- IF you can do it.

» Posted By Steve On June 23, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

Vasudama…of course it’s the same. It’s two people talking to each other. Even when there is very little delay…talking on the phone can be confusing- at times. We interrupt each other, we talk over the top of each other. To say you found 8 seconds of “proof” in a 3 day journey is preposterous.

And many scientists and amateur radio operators followed the transmissions….nobody has come forward. Monitoring am object in orbit would have been a clear indicator. But no one has come forward. That’s because they all monitored a craft traveling somewhat directly away from Earth…NOT in orbit. If we agree that the astronauts likely DID blast off from Earth…it would be nearly impossible to fool the millions of people who trained their radio receivers on the skies.

To think NASA could pull off a fake one time…is well…very impressive! But NASA says they went seven times. We don’t talk about that too much do we? How do you fake it SEVEN TIMES?

You can’t.

Thank you for the privilege of discussion.

» Posted By Steve On June 23, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

This youtube video is proof of nothing, let alone “absolute proof”. You ask us to question NASA, yet you blindly accept anything without question. Ever talk on the phone…and talk OVER the other person? Of course you have. There are beeps in the audio, what are those? Plus there are also just random comments that is not a call and response. There’d be no delay. You found 8 seconds of transmission and call it “absolute proof”?
And rocks cannot be faked. Even a particle accelerator cannot duplicate the random meteorite impacts of the moon rocks. The isotopes cannot be faked either. The rocks have been examined by HUNDREDS of scientists that would love to be The One the proves NASA faked it. And yet…no one has done so. Why? Because they can’t.
Photography anomalies? Proportions are different on the moon. There’s also more than one light source. The moon is very reflective- a light source!
Dust? Dust falls differently on the airless, low gravity moon. Check the moon rover, you can see the dust particles acting strangely.

More importantly…how do you have such a HUGE hoax and keep it secret? Impossible. And let us say, for the sake of argument….you did mange to pull it off. You did it SIX MORE TIMES? Are you serious here? Come on.

When the hoax….or rather HOAXES become more improbable than the event, there is a problem. You won’t publish my links…but I urge all readers to do what Madhudvisa asks us to do but refuses to do for himself….do your homework! There are many non-NASA resources available. For a start, go to youtube and search “hammer feather moon”. Very cool.

» Posted By Steve On June 22, 2013 @ 10:21 am

Madhudvista…your reply to Hug Dug makes no logic reason or sense once again. You are comparing Mount Everest to the moon? Like Dug says…you keep using inane and illogical metaphors to rationalize your belief. I ask NASA for proof, and they show me a rock that isn’t of this world. I ask YOU for proof and you tell me “we haven’t been back since- we have been back to Mt. Everest…so it impossible we ever went there to begin with if we’ve never been back”.

No proof…only conjecture. NASA has provided as much evidence as possible, even physical evidence. You’ve provided vaporous and porous opinion, guesswork,inference and bias.

I only wish you would apply the same process and rules to yourself that you do to NASA. You just except your own thoughts so swiftly and easily. It’s a very ugly way for a thinking spirit such as yourself.

» Posted By Steve On June 7, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

Madhudvisa….if we are “no more than frogs in the well”, that would include you. So how do you know your version of the universe is the true one? Would you not suffer from the same frailties of “being human” that you say others possess?

Yes…you do. I’m AMAZED at how much you know about the moon and The Moan Hoax, given that you and we have never been there. Truly amazing! Relying on your human/frog senses though, right?

» Posted By Steve On February 9, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

Ummm…Andrew….The Onion is a satire website for entertainment.

» Posted By Steve On September 8, 2012 @ 3:48 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.

    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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