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Making the Best Use of a Bad Bargin

Reading this article again, it has a different meaning at this moment. George Harrison said, when I’m not with you, I’m like a fish on the sand… out of place and not with Krishna. He always spoke of the Gita in ways we didn’t realize, but it was right there and so easy when we thought of it. In It don’t come easy, George wrote with Ringo, I don’t ask for much, I only want your trust. Didn’t want much, didn’t need much, –no material things, just Krishna’s trust. not bad at all. What’s beautiful about George is, just about any song he wrote is a stanza about the Bhagavad Gita.

» Posted By Steven On October 12, 2012 @ 5:04 am

I recently “lived” making the best of a bad situation. I was taken in an ambulance, chanting “Hare Krishna” to the emergency room last week after heaving black liquid into the toilet. It looked like a murder had been committed it was so messy there. I stayed in the hospital for two nights and was diagnosed with esophageal ulcers. I must change my diet and lifestyle and deal with stress better. You don’t know how USELESS MATERIAL LIFE IS until you are waiting for a nurse to clean your bottom after a mess is made. And this happens every hour. You really have an opportunity to think about things JUST LYING THERE. I chanted and Krishna was on my mind all of the time. It’s up to me to make a difference in my life now. As George Harrison says in THIS IS LOVE, “SINCE OUR PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN OF OUR OWN CREATION, THEY ALSO CAN BE OVERCOME, WHEN WE USE THE POWER PROVIDED, FREE TO EVERYONE, THIS IS LOVE.”

» Posted By Steven On July 22, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

A God of Love? A God of Goodness?

Madhudvisa Prabhu, I needed to tell you that I am really suffering for want of proper devotee association. I have lived very close to an ISKCON temple and witnessed and experienced drama created by so-called devotees. Presently I am living in a farm community but devotees are creating plenty of drama here too. Also, I have ended up hearing a lot of “dirt” about other devotees and ISKCON in general and am feeling perturbed by all this. ISKCON is not functioning correctly. Devotees are not behaving properly. I have finally begun to understand many of your views in regards to all of this after having observed what is happening in the movement. This definitely is not the ISKCON that Srila Prabhupada created. I am finding that associating with devotees is actually hindering my spiritual progress and causing psychological harm. Other devotees are simply not worth my time as their improper behaviour simply creates distress. All I am now left with is my books and beads. In other words, all I have now is Srila Prabhupada and Krishna. I have tears in my eyes and in my heart. Please advise.

» Posted By Steven On February 15, 2018 @ 2:04 am

Why Even Visit the ISKCON Temples? [Letter to Gauridas Pandit]

With all due respect it seems, sadly, that ISKCON died with Prabhupada.
So what is a someone new to Krishna conscioussness to do?
How can one make spiritual advancement without a bona-fide guru?

» Posted By Steven On February 3, 2015 @ 1:13 pm

ISKCON–Copyrighting and Trademarking HARE KRISHNA!!!

Madhudvisa Prabhu,
I messaged you earlier regarding my concerns about ISKCON and you promptly and kindly provided a befitting response. I benefitted greatly from reading your words. But now, I am facing a spiritual crisis. I had earlier messaged you from the farm community I was living in, and things were going awry there. While I was living there, there were four incidents of assault in the community, and I was the victim of the fourth assault. A new temple president was brought in who strangled one devotee, broke the leg (double fracture) of another devotee, and then threw punches at myself after verbally abusing me. The GBC representative and the GBC regional secretary and a few other officials were duly notified of the assaults but they were terribly ineffective and completely failed to respond to the situation and rectify the wrong-doing. Due to the nature of these incidents, I have since left the farm community and returned to material life.

Also, I was banned from Bhakti Vrksa classes at one temple on racial grounds as the temple management is attempting to recruit and evangelize westerners/whites instead of colored people such as myself.

All of this has left me deeply troubled and I have resorted to substance abuse to alleviate my suffering. There is no hope for me without the association and support of devotees. I don’t know what to do, and I can actually feel myself sinking deeper and deeper into the mode of ignorance. Please understand my plight and please don’t be heavy-handed with me. I’m not in a position to psychologically cope with any more distress.

» Posted By Steven On March 26, 2018 @ 10:01 am

Liquid Beauty

I am very interested in krishna consciousness and would like to ask a question relating to the above story about ‘liquid beauty’ and the idea that we are not the body rather the spirit (soul)which temporarily inhabits the body. The story stated that we could think of ourselves as the ‘driver’ inhabiting this body; My question is one which is of concern to me, what happens when a person (sometimes early in life) develops an illness such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia? The ‘driver’ then appears to be absent. I would appreciate ant insight you can provide.

» Posted By Steven On June 17, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

The Spirit of Bhagavad Gita

Hare Krsna Prabhu Madhudvisa,

Can Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed be traced to any disciplic succession just like in the Vedic teaching of the parampara system?

Thank you very much for taking your precious time on my question and awaiting your enlightening answer.

» Posted By steven On February 2, 2011 @ 4:42 am

Hare Krsna!!!!

Hare Krsna, Madhudvisa Dasa,

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!!!!

Thanks for your great answers to my questions. I am very surprise it took so fast. I am also really very delighted you have taken so much time for them and am very happy with these answers.

I am very new to this communities. As such I hope you can introduce more of yourself to people like me as we naturally want to know more about you.

Thank you very much

Your servant

» Posted By steven On August 9, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

Hare Krsna,

Hare Krsna, Madhudvisa-dasa,

All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Thanks for your newsletter which I received 2 days ago.

I have a couples of questions which I hope you will be able to squeeze some of your precious time to answer.

1)In Chapter 4 Text 1 Lord Sri Krsna said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasan, and Vivasan instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Iksvaku.

My question is:- Is the Bhagavad-gita spoken to the sun-god then and to Arjuna 5000 years ago the same Bhagavad-gita.

2)If we are constantly being disturbed in our daily lives by insects for eg mosquitoes especially those that can transmit dengue fever, what do we do to them? Do we kill them or let them bite us subjetting ourself to the dengue fever.

Hope my questions dont sound stupid. Thank you in advance

» Posted By steven On August 5, 2009 @ 4:33 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.

    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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