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2012 — The End of the World?

Science is always changing its mind about these these things. That means they do not know actually. It is all based on speculation and theories. They have no idea of the actual truth.

The exact, correct and unchanging facts you can find in the Vedas.

Very roughly the universe lasts for the lifetime of Lord Brahma. He is born and creates it from the elements supplied by Krishna and he lives for 100 years and then dies. He is about 1/2 way through his life. His day is 1000 catu-yuga cycles of 4,300,000 years. His night is another thousand cycles. So just one day and night for Lord Brahma is 8,600,000,000. So that 4.54 billion years is only one day of Lord Brahma. At the end of Lord Brahma’s days there is a partial devastation of the lower planets in the universe. Basically they are flooded. But the planets remain and everything is fixed up again when Lord Brahma wakes up the next morning.

So the scientists are very wrong with this 13.5 billion year figure. That is only 1.5 days of Lord Brahma and he lives for 100 years, each year is having 12 months of 30 days. And that is the total duration of the universe and we are about half way through at the moment.

So the actual age of the universe at the moment [very roughly] is (4,300,000 * 1,000 * 2 * 30 * 12 * 100) / 2 = 103,200,000,000,000

I don’t know how you would say that number… It is a big number…

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On March 6, 2010 @ 9:07 am

Hare Krishna Franco

What is described in the Revelations chapter of the bible about God coming on a white horse at the end of time is a descrioption of the Kalki Avatar. Not Jesus Christ.

Jesus went to India and studied the Vedas in his youth and returned to preach in his early 20s. So Jesus is preaching the Vedic principles in a way they can be understood by the people in his part of the world.

So he has mentioned the Kalki avatara also.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On December 22, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

Hare Krishna Nikhil

Kalki has not come yet. He will not come until the end of the Kali-yuga. And that will not be for another couple of hundred thousand years…

Dont worry, the world is not ending in 2012…

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On December 22, 2009 @ 4:27 pm

We come to the material world because we become envious of Krishna’s position. Krishna is the master, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. We are all part and parcel of Krishna. So we have the same desires and feelings as Krishna. But He is unlimited and we are very small. So sometimes the very small wants to imitate the great. As soon as we have this desire to become the master we are placed in this material world to suffer over and over again until we eventually realize that we are not the master, rather we are all servants of Krishna, and when we realize this and surrender to Krishna and use all our energy in serving Krishna then at the time of death we will remember Krishna and we will then escape from the sufferings of the material world and go back home, back to Godhead…

We can talk to God like we can talk to our friend. But that requires qualification. It is not so easy to talk to Krishna like that, face to face. For us it is not so much important to try to directly talk to Krishna, Krishna has sent his pure devotee Srila Prabhuahpda here for us. So if we simply hear from Srila Prabhuapda that is not different from hearing from Krishna directly.

In the material world this is the process. We have to hear from Krishna’s pure devotee and that is as good as hearing from Krishna directly.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On November 26, 2009 @ 2:55 am

Hare Krishna Prabhu

The source is the Srimad-Bhagavatam and other books translated by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On November 26, 2009 @ 2:22 am

Hare Krishna Braja Banesvari Prabhu

The Golden Age of Lord Caitanya is now.

Now we have full access to Srila Prabhuapda and his teachings which gives us complete access to Krishna and Lord Caitanya.

The extent as to how the Sankirtan movement will spread is up to us. How much we perform the sankirtan yaja. Which means how much we distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books and go out on the streets of the world with Kartals and Mridanga and chant the Hare Krishna mantra. And then it depends if we are chanting purely or not.

As you know the distribution of Prabhupada’s books and the public sankirtan has practically stopped now. These activities, book distribution and Hari Nama Sankirtan, are no longer a priority in ISKCON temples and now there are very, very few ISKCON devotees who distribute Prabhupada’s books and go out chanting the Hare Krishna mantra publicly daily. In Srila Prabhuapda’s time all ISKCON devotees did this. Everyone was a book distributor and everyone participated in regular Hari Nama Sankirtan. This is Prabhupada’s movement, the SANKIRTAN MOVEMENT. No ISKCON has given up the sankirtan except for a very small show.

So we can not expect Srila Prabhupada’s and Lord Caitanya’s movement to spread at all without a sankirtan movement. The sankirtan has stopped so the spread of the golden age of Lord Caitanya has also stopped.

What is needed is a world-wide International Society of Krishna Conscious persons who are dedicated to distributing Srila Prabhuapda’s books and performing Sankirtan. Without this we can not expect Lord Caitanya’s movement to spread at all.

Since Srila Prabhupada disappeared from our material vision ISKCON have destroyed the sankirtan movement and everything is simply going backwards. Kali is getting a stronger and stronger hold and Lord Caitanya’s golden age is getting farther and farther away…

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On November 26, 2009 @ 1:58 am

Hare Krishna Ravishankar Prabhu

When the catur-yuga ends there is a short break only and in this case it is the transition from Kali-yuga to Satya-yuga. So there will be some revival and refreshment of the material world. The sort of thing that we see happen in spring. After the long, cold, bleak winter everything is withering and looking dead. But as soon as the spring comes there are new shoots coming out of the plants everywhere and all the animals are coming back to activity again after the long winter and there is a complete rejuvenation of the earth. So a similar thing will happen at the end of the Kali-yuga but on a grand scale, a universal scale. In Satya-yuga things are very different. The atmosphere is surcharged with the mode of goodness, as opposed to the Kali-yuga where the atmosphere is surcharged with the mode of passion. In the Satya-yuga people can live for up to 100,000 years compared to only 100 years in the Kali-yuga. So it will be a dramatic transformation for sure.

But the spirit souls do not go back to Godhead to sleep there. They will be somewhere in the material world, according to their Karma. At the end of Lord Brahma’s life the living entities will enter into the body of the Visnu lying on the ocean at the bottom of this universe and sleep. But that is not back to Godhead. They are in a state of suspension simply waiting for the next day of Brahma when they will continue their material activities.

I have written in another posting today that Lord Brahma lives for 100 years. Each year has 360 days. Each day has 1000 catur-yuga cycles and so does each night. So from this you can understand the birth and death of Brahma and that is also the birth and death of the universe. But of course that is a cycle as well. After the current Brahma dies then there will be a new Brahma born, and the whole material creation will start again…

Hope it is of some help. Thank you for the nice questions.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On November 1, 2009 @ 2:14 am

Dear Seva Parayan Krishna Prabhu

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhuapda!

The universe goes through cycles of the four yugas, one cycle of the four yugas takes 4.3 million years. We are currently five thousand years into the Kali Yuga which will last in total for 432,000 years. So that means there are 427,000 years left in this Kali-yuga. So at that time there will be some sort of devastation. There are one thousand of these catur-yuga [four yuga] cycles within one day of Lord Brahma, and at the end of Lord Brahma’s day there is a more serious devastation which affects all the planets below Lord Brahma’s planet. So this is not a total devastation of the whole universe, because the higher planets remain untouched. But all the lower and middle planetary systems certainly become uninhabitable. And this devastation lasts a long time. Another one thousand catur yuga cycles. So that means 4.3 million * 1000. Or 4.3 billion years. That is the length of Lord Brahma’s night, it is also the length of his day.

So that devastation, which happens at the end of Lord Brahma’s day, will happen very roughly in 2.15 million years I have said. Assuming that we are currently around about noon time on Lord Brahma’s planet. Someone may be able to give a more accurate time on Brahmaloka so we can give a more accurate figure here… [Perhaps a search on google “current time in Brahmaloka”]

I have not mentioned in the article that the real total devastation happens at the end of Lord Brahma’s life. Lord Brahma lives for 100 years of 360 days each. So the mathematicians among us can calculate how long that is. And some pundit can tell us how old Lord Brahma is now and in that way we can calculate how long it will be until Lord Brahma dies and the whole material existence becomes un-manifested….

Everything is in Prabhuapda’s books. Please get them from http://www.KrishnaStore.com or read them online at http://www.PrabhupadaBooks.com

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On November 1, 2009 @ 1:54 am

Dear Satya Krishna Prabhu

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Yes. Technically it is incorrect. The whole universe will last a lot longer. I was speaking from the perspective of Earth and the middle planetary system will be destroyed at the end of Brahma’s day. Of course at that time the upper planets, like Brahmaloka, where Lord Brahma is living, are not destroyed. So this is not really the destruction of the universe. But from the perspective of Earth it is certainly a destruction.

All details are described very clearly in Srimad-Bhagavatam and I would encourage anyone who is interested in this to study it at http://www.PrabhupadaBooks.com

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On October 27, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

Hare Krishna Jaismha Prabhu

Thank you for pointing out this.

I simplified it. Yes. At the end of the 1000 cycles of the catur-yuga it is the end of Lord Brahma’s day and at that time there is a devastation of all the lower planetary systems which will last for another 1000 catur-yuga cycles [Brahma’s night]. I was finding it difficult to explain everything in one short article like this. Your calculations are correct. It is not really true to say the universe is destroyed at the end of Brahma’s day as Brahmaloka is also in the universe and that is not destroyed, only the lower planetary systems are destroyed at this time.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On October 27, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

Hare Krishna Venu

Kalki will appear towards the end of the Kali Yuga. His parent’s names are given in Srimad-Bhagvatam and the place of his birth. But Kali-yuga will not end for another 427,000 years. So we still have some time to wait. As Kalki he will simply kill the demons and usher in a new satya-yuga, golden age. There will be no preaching then, just killing the demons.

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On October 27, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

Hare Krishna Amar

The masses can not understand these points actually.

Philosophy is not for the masses, it is for the intelligent people who can understand it.

It can not be watered down, it has to be explained properly.

For the masses we have the chanting of:

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

And the distribution of Krishna prasadam.

Let the masses chant Hare Krishna and dance in ecstasy and then when they are tired feed them with sumptuous Krishna Prasadam. That is Lord Caitanya’s program. And that is what Srila Prabhupada has instructed us to do for the masses. And that is actually the main thing we should be doing.

Still the philosophy needs to be there but it will not be understood by the masses. We are distributing so many books but actually not everyone can understand these books. We are searching for a few intelligent men who can grasp the sublime transcendental concepts Srila Prabhuapda is presenting as the current link in the disciplic succession coming from Krishna through Lord Caitanya and the disciplic succession to Srila Prabhuapda and then to us.

Not everyone can understand it. The masses are not interested in philosophy. They are interested in eating, sleeping, mating and defending. Krishna consciousness is not for the masses. It requires surrender and only a few sincere souls will surrender. Without the surrender there is no Krishna consciousness.

But if there is even a very small percentage of the population who become Krishna conscious and perform the Sankirtan Yajna seriously and engage the masses in chanting Hare Krishna and dancing in ecstasy and distributing sumptuous Krishna Prasadam to the masses, that will transform the world, and it will transform the people also.

But philosophy will never be for the masses… They are not interested in it. Give them Kirtan, give them sumptuous Prasadam…

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On October 18, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

Dear Hari Prasad Prabhu

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

I made a mistake with that 49000 figure. I was trying to add 2000 to 427,000 [432,000 (time Kali-yuga will last for) – 5,000 (the approx time that has passed in Kali-yuga up to the year 2000]. Of course this actually comes to 429,000. The approximate year that this Kali-yuga will end. While this is just the end of an ordinary Kali-yuga, still something dramatic will happen around that time.

Thank you very much for pointing this out.

Your servant

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On October 18, 2009 @ 4:36 am

The Mystery of Deity Worship

Hare Krishna Bhakta Mike

Krishna consciousness is a full-time job.

Radha-Krishna Deity worship can be done in the home by a serious devotee. Krishna knows the heart of the devotee. He will not reject the worship of a householder who has the need to go to work daily to earn money to support his family. There are so many instructions by Srila Prabhuapda to the householders how their Deity worship program shoud be established. And this entails all members of the family rising before 4:00 am in the morning, bathing, waking the deities, offering the Mangal Aroti, dressing them, offering them bhoga, chanting japa, reading from the Bhagavatam and taking prasadam. Then everyone can go about their daily duties, the father can go to work, the children can go to school, and in the evening the Deity worship program starts again. The Raja-Bhoga is offered to the Deities in the evening along with kirtan and some reading from Bhagavad-gita. Everyone can take prasadam, later some Krsna Book reading and hot milk, the Deities can be put to rest and everyone can take rest and rise early the next morning.

So if one wants to worship any Deities he needs to be prepared to actually worship Them. It means, as I have written in the article, understanding that Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead has come into his house. Even Gaura-Nitai, actually, They will not be very happy if you just offer them some water and flowers Prabhu. You have not very seriously read Prabhuapda’s books. What makes Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityandanda happy is not flowers and water. It is SANKIRTAN. The congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna maha mantra. You can give as many flowers and as much water as you like but Gaura-Nitai will not be happy with that. They want Sankirtan. So if you get all the family members together daily and perform Sankirtan in front of Gaura Nitai They will be happy.

Also with Radha-Krishna worship, we do not do actually Radha-Krishna worship. We worship Radha-Krishna Deities in the mood of Lakshmi-Narayana, in the mood of awe and reverence. As one would worship a king.

You are right, the standards for worshiping Radha Krishna are higher than the standards for worshipping Gaura-Nitai. But the standards are very high and there will always be some discrepancy. That is the nature of the Kali-yuga. So for Radha Krishna deity worship also it must be accompanied by Sankirtan, the congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra by all the family members morning and evening. Then that Sankirtan will counteract any offenses in the Deity worship.

We have to understand that if we are installing the Deity in our home we are accepting the Deity as the master of the house. So from that point on everything in the house is done for the pleasure of the Deities. So there is no question at all of simply offering water and flowers, even to Gaura-Nitai. If that is all you can offer to the Supreme Personality of Godhead then don’t bother installing any Deities at all.

There has to be daily worship accompanied by Sankirtan and reading from Srimad-Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita morning and evening by all the members of the household. That is the main element of the Deity worship for either Radha Krishna or Gaura Nitai.

So the summary is that if you are not prepared to actually worship and serve the Deities as the Supreme Personality of Godhead very mercifully appearing in your house [which is now Their house] at least with Sankirtan by all the family members morning and evening then don’t bother getting any Deities at all. Sankirtan is the main thing, not flowers and water.

How can you only offer flowers and water. As devotees we can only eat prasadam. Food that has been offered to Krishna. So you are living in your house. You have to cook anyhow. Why not cook for Krishna and offer to Krishna and then accept the prasadam. How can a householder only offer the Deities flowers and water. The house is Krishna’s. The kitchen is Krishna’s. Everything in the house including the kitchen should only be used for Krishna. So everything that is cooked in the kitched should be offered to Krishna and the Krishna prasadam should then distributed to the members of the household.

And this cooking for Krishna should be done on a regular basis at regular times. At least a householder who has to work can offer something to the Deities in the morning and in the evening and he can take some breakfast prasadam before leaving for work and accept the evening prasadam when he comes home from work.

So Deity worship is for only for those who are serious about serving Krishna in His deity form and who are prepared to organize the family members to perform Sankirtan morning and evening. Even if the family members won’t do this he can worship the Deities and perform Sankirtan morning and evening himself.

So for such a serious devotee he can install Radha-Krishna deities. Krishna knows everything. He will accept the sincere service of His devotee, even if his devotee has to go to work every day to support his family.

Thank you for the nice questions.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On October 17, 2009 @ 5:47 am

You can also pay by checks and money orders (in $US) at http://www.KrishnaStore.com Just click on the Check/Money Order payment method when you are checking out.

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On October 11, 2009 @ 11:05 am

Please check out www.BookChanges.com

Hare Krishna Ravi

ISKCON is only transcendental to the extent that they follow the orders of Srila Prabhupada. Otherwise, if ISKCON do not follow the orders of Srila Prabhuapda, ISKCON becomes simply a mundane religious organization like so many other bogus mundane “religious” organizations.

While Srila Bhaktsiddhanta was physically present his preaching mission, the Gaudiya Math, was a very powerful transcendental force, spreading pure devotional service to Krishna all over India. But as soon as Srila Bhaktsiddhanta disappeared his disciples disobeyed his instructions and the Gaudiya Math became a mundane organization with the leaders fighting with each other over the control of the properties and assets. So the Gudiya Math is a perfect example of how something that was once spiritual can become completely mundane.

The same thing is happening to ISKCON. That you can claim to support ISKCON and at the same time say “Changing Srila Prabhupada’s books is good,” and today’s ISKCON will support you on this, proves that ISKCON has become a mundane organization completely disconnected from the desires and instructions of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapda, who is actually the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON. But Prabhupada is no longer taken seriously or listened to in ISKCON… Srila Prabhupada orders over and over again “No Change,” and you are telling us change is good? Why should anyone listen to you? We will prefer to listen to Srila Prabhuapda. “NO CHANGE…”

If, as you say, the changes to Srila Prabhuapda’s books were only grammatical no one would have complained about them. This is a complete lie.

Do not repeat the lies you hear in ISKCON without even checking to see if it is the truth or not. Please research this at http://www.BookChanges.com before you make such incorrect comments.

Yes. If there is a real error in the English or in the Sanskrit or in the grammar it is good to correct it. And Srila Prabhuapda instructed us that such spelling and grammatical errors should be corrected. There is no argument about this and no one is complaining about correcting grammatical errors.

I have recently published a computerized comparison of the changes ISKCON has made to Srila Prabhuapda’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is at:

http://bookchanges.com/iskcon-bhagavad-gita-changes-complete-list/

Please spend a little time studying the changes. And particularly look at what is written in the original book and see if there is any error in the original that needs correcting or not, see if there is any grammatical error. You will find that in at least 99% of the cases there is no error whatsoever in the original book, and therefore no reason whatsoever to change it. As Prabhupada repeatedly instructs us not to change. So if there is no error it can not be changed.

At least 99% of the book changes are NOT made for the purpose of correcting grammatical errors.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On September 24, 2009 @ 6:38 am

Correcting ISKCON’s Guru System

Hare Krishna Prabhu

Originally in 1977 ISKCON proclaimed that Prabhuapda had appointed 11 successors. But he did not. And everyone accepts this was a mistake now, even ISKCON. But tp “correct” to this mistake the GBC simply appointed 100 gurus on the same principle as the initial 11. So this is the same mistake on a bigger scale. They have not solved the problem, just made it worse. Of those 100 gurus maybe 60 have fallen down now and the GBC simply keep adding more gurus and the gurus keep falling down and devastating the lives of their disciples.

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On September 14, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

Hare Krishna Trikalajna Prabhu

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhuapda.

You are reading something into the purport of NOI 5 which is absolutely not there at all. If you read it again carefully you will see that Prabhuapda is clearly advising us to be careful to accept initiation from an uttama-adhikari vaisnava. And he says one can take initiation from a madhyama or a kanistha but such a student will not be able to advance very well toward the ultimate goal of life under his insignificant guidance, therefore one MUST accept an uttama adhikari as his spriitual master.

So if you do not want be able to advance very well toward the ultimate goal of life then go ahead, take initiation from a madhyam or kanistha devotee [again…]. But really, who comes to Krishna consciousness not wanting to be able to advance very well toward the ultimate goal of life? That is spiritual death… Therefore one must be very careful to accept an uttama adhikari as his spiritual master…

To use this NOI purport to claim that one can take initiation from a madhyam or a kanishtha and to insinuate that this is recommended by Prabhupada is the greatest cheating and the most extreme example of clutching at straws.

Prabhupada makes it very clear that if one takes initiation from a madhyam or kanista devotee he will not be able to advance very well towards the ultimate goal of life under his insignificant guidance… Therefore one must take initiation from an uttama devotee.

Your point of having a living example of someone sincerely following Srila Prabhuapda and explaining the science of Krishna consciousness to us is very well taken. And we certainly need that and have to ourselves become that for other devotees also. And this was what was going on in ISKCON in Srila Prabhuapda’s presence. His disciples were acting as his representatives and themselves following strictly and explaining the science of Krishna consciousness to others. But they were recommending that the people they meet take initiation from Srila Prabhuapda, a paramahamsa, a pure devotee of Krishna. And that is perfection. We need to direct the people we meet to a pure devotee, someone who can actually take them back home back to Godhead. Otherwise we become yet another cheating religion…

Even if we are not on the highest platform we can follow Srila Prabhupada’s instructions sincerely and try to explain Krishna consciousness to others and suggest that they take initiation from Srila Prabhuapda, a pure devotee of Krishna. Then we are being honest about our position and directing the devotees who come to us to someone who can actually save them.

So many ISKCON gurus have destroyed their own lives and the lives of their disciples by trying to take the place of Srila Prabhupada in ISKCON. No one can take the place of Srila Prabhuapda in ISKCON. ISKCON is Prabhupada’s movement, it is for Prabhupada’s disciples. Anyone else who is trying to use ISKCON to make their own disciples and collect their own “guru daksina” is doomed to a very dark future. We have seen this over and over again, and we will continue to see it happening in the future also. There is a saying, “If you do the same thing you will get the same result.” ISKCON is still doing the same thing that the 11 zonal acharyas did after Prabhupada’s disappearance. So the future of the current gurus will be the same as the history of the past gurus… They are stealing Prabhuapda’s disciples and misdirecting them… This is a very inauspicious path to follow…

Anyhow, the main point is you can not justify this bogus idea that madhyams and kanisthas can become spiritual masters and take disciples back home, back to Godhead. This is Krishna consciousness 101. Krishna says “Approach a bona fide spiritual master, surrender to him, inquire submissively from him, render service to him. Such a self realized person can give you real knowledge because he has seen the truth.” So Krishna is stressing that the guru you accept must be self realized and must have seen the truth. It is like I say, very basic. If one is not self realized himself then it is not possible for him to help someone else to become self realized.

It seems really quite strange that I would have to explain these things that are so clearly explained by Srila Prabhuapda all the way throughout his books, classes, conversations and letters. These points were very clearly understood by all ISKCON devotees in Srila Prabhupada’s presence. They were also very clearly understood by all the disciples of the 11 zonal acharyas who were trying to cut the same profile as Srila Prabhuapda, but when they failed dismally the GBC decided to change the philosophy. They rejected Krishna’s philosophy from the Gita and concocted their own new philosophy saying that there is no need for the guru to be liberated… This new bogus philosophy was introduced into ISKCON in the early 90’s, on the advice of Narayana Maharaja. And this is what you are preaching Trikalajana. We need to go back to the Krishna consciousness 101. The one that Krishna reveals to us in the Bhagavad Gita. Not the current bogus concocted ISKCON guru philosophy.

If you want actually become Krishna conscious then you need a pure devotee, a purely Krishna conscious guru. There is no other way, there is no other way, there is no other way…


“One should not become a spiritual master unless he has attained the platform of uttama-adhikārī. A neophyte Vaiṣṇava or a Vaiṣṇava situated on the intermediate platform can also accept disciples, but such disciples must be on the same platform, and it should be understood that they cannot advance very well toward the ultimate goal of life under his insufficient guidance. Therefore a disciple should be careful to accept an uttama-adhikārī as a spiritual master.”

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On August 17, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

My new film: Giri Govardhana Bathes in the River Yamuna

Gurukul is for boys, not girls. That is the system.

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On September 1, 2009 @ 2:48 am

Hare Krishna Franco

Yes, you can submit this film to the film festival if you like.

Please post the address I can send the DVD to to this forum. I will not publicly post your address, simply send you a DVD copy of the film.

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On August 8, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

I think you must either have a slow computer that is not powerful enough to decode the video which uses something called the H264 codec which requires a moderately powerful computer to play back or you do not have at least version 9 of the Adobe flash plugin for your web browser. You can update your flash plugin at http://www.adobe.com. Current version is V10.0 but V9.0 will also work.

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On July 24, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

Hare Krishna Deborah

That is Krsnadas Prabhu, not me. I am the camerman…

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On July 22, 2009 @ 4:49 am

You need to have at least Adobe Flash plugin 9.0 for your web browser to play the video. The current version is 10.0

You can download this free from the Adobe website.

If you have this plug in the video should play.

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On July 10, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

Human Life is not for working hard like animals

Hare Krishna Forrest

No. The person remains the same. It is still you in your next incarnation. It is just like going to sleep. In the morning you wake up. In one sense your body is different from the body you went to sleep in. But you are still the same person when you wake up in the morning. So death is like that. Going to sleep and waking up in the womb of your next mother. It is a continuation of the same person, the same personality. So it would not be very intelligent for you to not care about what happens to you tomorrow. So an intelligent person will care what will happen to him in his next life.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On November 1, 2009 @ 1:28 am

It is not that we are saying on “must not work very hard.” That is not the point at all. The point is one should not simply work hard like the animals to fulfill the demands of the body for eating, sleeping, mating and defending. Animals do only four things, they eat, the sleep, they mate and they defend.

So if we, as humans, spend our life working very hard to eat nicely, to sleep nicely in a big costly apartment, to get a beautiful wife to have sex with, and once we have all these things to work hard to defend our family and our things, then we are no better than the animals.

Human form of life is not for this. Hard work for eating nicely, sleeping nicely, having sex nicely and defending nicely. No. Human form of life is for serving Krishna. So we can work very hard for serving Krishna.

These days practically I am working very hard. From four in the morning till ten at night stopping for lunch only really. But I am not working for comfortable eating, nice sleeping arrangements, sex or defense. I am working for Srila Prabhuapda, for Krishna. So you can work as hard as you like for Krishna. But to waste your life working hard for eating, sleeping, mating and defending means you are simply living like and animal and the danger is that if you live like an animal your next birth will be in an animal’s body and you will have lost the great chance of this human form of life.

It is only in the human form of life that we can ask the valuable questions like “Who am I?” “Where did I come from?” “Why am I here?” “What happens after death?” “What is the purpose of life?” The only value of the human form of life is that we can ask questions like this and get the answers. Other things, eating, sleeping, sex and defense, we can do in the animal bodies even better than we can do them in human bodies.

So I think you get the point. We should not waste this human form of life working hard for sense gratification.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On September 11, 2009 @ 5:37 am

Anyone can think of God, no matter what position he is in. Everyone has to work even to maintain his body. While working he can think of God. Why not? Our position in this life is not God’s wish, but it is a result of our karma. It is a result of the activities we have performed in our previous lives. But being poor and living a simple life is not at all a disqualification for becoming God conscious. Rather a simple farmer may be a very great devotee while a big “successful” professional making a big salary may be completely distracted from spiritual life and may be a complete materialist.

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On September 11, 2009 @ 5:06 am

Hare Krishna Bhumika

Our real debt is to Krishna. Everything here in this world is created out of the energy of Krishna. The air that we breath at every moment is provided by Krishna, the sunlight that we need for our existence is provided by Krishna. We can not even take a single breath without the help of Krishna. For everything we are in debt to Krishna. And really this is the only debt we need to repay.

We are all servants of Krishna and becoming Krishna conscious means realizing all of the bodily and family relationships we have accepted in this world are temporary and false. Our real relationship is with Krishna. And that is eternal. In this life you have a mother and a father and a few brothers and sisters, and in your last life you had a different set of mother, father, brothers, sisters, and the previous life a different set again. In this way you have lived millions and millions of births and each time had a different set of family members and friends. So these people are only with you for a moment and then they will be switched for a completely different set after death.

The example is given that there are some twigs floating down a river and for a short time the twigs are together and then there is some turbulence in the river and the twigs are separated, never to meet again.

So it is like that with our family members and friends and teachers, etc. We are only with them for a moment and then they will be gone and we will never meet them again.

Therefore our real business is to reestablish our eternal relationship with Krishna and repay our unlimited debts to Krishna.

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On August 28, 2009 @ 3:09 pm

Hare Krishan Nanda

The way we are living in the “modern” world is far from ideal.

That is why Srila Prabhuapda wanted to start an “International Society for Krishna Consciousness” where the members would not have to work hard like cats and dogs just for getting food and shelter but they can instead spend their time working for Krishna.

The idea is to work for Krishna. That is what Krishna suggests in the Gita and ultimately we need to adjust our lives so we can work for Krishna…

For devotees who really want to work for Krishna Krishna will make some arrangement to provide for their material necessities. You need not worry about this. There are so many animals and they are not starving, they are eating, they have the place to sleep, all their necessities are supplied without working hard day and night in the factory or office.

So if Krishna is supplying all necessities for the animals even, He will surely supply the necessities for His devotees who are His surrendered servants. It requires some faith, that is all…

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On August 28, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

We have to work for Krishna.

That is the point, devotional service.

Instead of working for someone else we should work for Krishna…

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On August 28, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

Hare Krishna Nanda Prabhu

I apologize that I did not reply to your post. Thanks for the encouragement. I will restart the Krishna Connect emails this week.

Madhudvisa dasa

» Posted By madhudvisa-dasa On August 9, 2009 @ 11:34 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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