Published on June 30th, 2021 | by madhavananda-dasa-hdg-acbsp-1969 | Full size image


The Moon Missions: Oh Ye of Little Faith…

In the summer of 1969 we watched ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ on our TV sets. 3 1/2 months later I was blessed to meet Srila Prabhupada in Boston as he arrived from England where he had been staying with his disciples and friends at Sriman John Lennon’s estate. He was accompanied by Purushottama dasa his servant who was leaving the movement because Prabhpada was insisting “They did not go to the Moon.”

Indeed SP instructed his students to write to the LA Times and he outlined 10 valid reasons why they did not go to Chandra Loka, the Moon planet. His students remember 3 of the points; (1) By it’s own admission Nasa agreed the temperature on the moon to be 200 degrees below zero- *no human body could withstand that temperature even with 1969 technology. (2) The moon’s surface according to Vedic conclusion, common sense, and scientific reasoning is made of a reflective substance; why then are there shadows in the video? (3) The international community of scientists at that time did not recognize the validity of the moonwalk, nor did they give credence to it.

Now a new documentary video has been produced by Mr. Bart Sibrel and was aired by Fox TV called A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon. This movie shows step by step the inaccuracies or anomalies of the TV event and the potential reasons for it.

For years we were questioned by parents, relatives, quests, and media personel in disbelief ;”you don’t think we went to the moon??? Even today it is a much heated subject matter. Even today some’s faith is tested by SP’s bold 1969 declarations and by prevailing popular opinion.

In this time of need for open and broad minded, rational, discriminatory and wise use of our god given reasoning capabilities, we humbly suggest each person make up his/her own mind based on fact (and revelation) and not follow the crowd mentality, one side or another.

We humbly call upon Mr. Bart Sibrel, Mr. Oliver Stone and other bold producers to investigate this further while we continue to honor, appreciate and contemplate our beloved hero/teacher’s courage, committment, and transcendental contributions to us and to all of mankind.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada Abhay Caranaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami and Lord Shree Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. OmTatSat.

From Madhavananda dasa (HDG ACBSP 1969)

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21 Responses to The Moon Missions: Oh Ye of Little Faith…

  1. I believe Prabhupada s Teachings Thank God for all of his Transliteration of Sacred Scripture and Publishing it for all !
    I am also thankful to you Madhavananda dasa for all your Work including reading and recording the Bhagavad Gita as it is
    The planets I have seen when Astral Traveling are globe shaped in this solar system
    What about Mars and New Rediscovered Technology

  2. Vinod says:

    I laugh whenever I see the sh-tty always black and white images NASA always feeds us with. Just think about it, they have had the Hubble Telescope, orbiting our planet, able to take crystal clear pictures of distant galaxies and solarsystems, but Nasa hasn’t delivered us a half decent picture of the moon..Give me a break. They (Nasa) are so full of it. LOL

    • We have excellent pictures of the Moon, and you can take some yourself from your back yard with proper equipment. The Moon appears to be in black and white because of the lighting and the color of the dust covering its surface, which is mostly quite dark. This results in it looking shades of grey.

  3. Orb says:

    ‘‘Moon has always been idealized by “Men of Letters” but scientific reality presents a totally different picture.’’ Would you like to visit the moon even today? Why or why not?comment
    plz share ur vies on this plzz i need help

  4. Shashank says:

    This documentary will surely clear the doubts about Moon Mission

    The data generated by Apollo Missions does not need a Manned Spacecraft.
    Also, There is no concrete evidence that even the unmanned spacecrafts have gone outside Earth’s Orbit. The data can simply be made up. While lots of Public Money is wasted.

  5. jussi says:

    Just being curious, why does this moon-thing appears on this site so often?

  6. Sunil says:

    You want proof of the landings. get a powerful telescope – focus on the area of the landings – and eureka, you shall find foot prints, the moon buggy, the lander. All you need is a big telescope. Simple, isnt it.

  7. There is abundant proof of the Apollo missions, including photographs of the landing sites taken by AN INDIAN satellite. See . But discussions are clearly pointless on this subject as you are determined to believe in this hoax.

    • Hare Krishna Dr. Bill

      No, at least I personally am open to the possibility that we landed on the moon and men walked on the moon. I just want to see some real proof. If that wikipedia page is all the “proof” there is then that proves my point that there is very little proof. The ‘Indian’ Chandranarayana-1 was also a project undertaken in cooperation with NASA. So that link is there. You may know that one of their findings was water on the moon but they did not release that until NASA released it and after NASA released it they said “yes we knew that but we did not release it…” So they are also effectively under the control of NASA. So all that website can provide us is a few bits of information they have got from NASA. And honestly if you wanted to fake it it is very easy to make those photos. How difficult is it to make a photo of the earth with some stars in the right positions as they would have been seen from the moon at the time? How difficult is it to make an image of a supposed landing module and its shadow and a line that is supposed to be the astranoughts footprints.

      So my point is you have faith in NASA so you naturally believe in what they say, this is not science, it is like religion. They say something and you just believe it. My point is that just suppose they wanted to fake it then they would naturally product some evidence like this, like the picture of the earth with the stars in the right positions, etc…

      As I have said elsewhere the real proof that we did not go is if we had the technology to put men on the moon and bring them home safely in the late 60’s then space travel would have developed and it would be a common thing today. Every technology naturally develops and improves over time. But the space travel technology is completely non-existent today. Not only did it not develop for the advanced point of being able to take men to the moon and bring them home, it just disappeared altogether, just like it was never there in the first place. And since the last Apollo mission no man has even left the Earth orbit. No one has gone more than a couple of hundred miles above the surface of the earth. So that is a big come down. From being able to safely take men from the earth a quarter of a million miles and bring them back home again in the late 60’s to today when actually we can not even safely take men up to the space station and bring them back down, which is only a hundred miles or so up…

      So the logical conclusion is that we never had the technology to safely take men to the moon and bring them back again. Because if we could do such a wonderful thing in the sixties, now fifty years later, the technology would have greatly advanced… I think you can see the logic in this.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  8. divyat says:

    hare krishna. please accept my glorification of lord krishna based on trignometry

    i say to mathematician- solve this simple equation

    sin x= 100000

    he says equation doesn’t exist. it is impossible. but then i say its solution is x= lord sri krishna as he can turn impossible into possible

    • Dr. John Smith says:

      Life is sad for the mentally retarded

      • Life in the material world is miserable for everyone who is in the material concept of life. It is a place full of misery and death. And everyone is forced to get old, get sick and die. The only escape is to become Krishna conscious.

        Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

        Madhudvisa dasa

    • Dr. Bill Robinson says:

      The solution to sin(x) = 100000 is 1.5708 – 12.2061 i (to four places accuracy). With complex numbers it is possible to have sin(x) away from its usual real number limited range of -1 to 1. Gods are not necessary to solve this equation.

  9. I’m sorry, but we did indeed go to the moon. The Apollo program employed, directly and indirectly, about a million people, including my father. Srila Prabhupada made an unfortunate mistake due to the cultural differences. It does not help with the progress of devotion to Krishna to keep this misconception going. I’m a physicist, and astrophysicists use the results from Apollo missions (and many other space voyages) every day.

    • Hare Krishna Dr. Bill

      There is no point in just asserting “We did go to the moon.” You can not say this for certain because you only believe this because you believe what has been taught to you which all ultimately comes from NASA and if for some reason they wanted to fake the moon missions obviously what you have been taught is wrong. We all have some of these “absolute truths” that we have convinced ourselves must be true but in your case there is absolutely no proof that man has ever walked on the moon. There is a very elaborate story and if you want to believe that story then you can. But no one really knows if that is story is true or not. There is no proof we ever went. And for more than fifty years now not a single man has even been outside the orbit of planet earth, what to speak of venturing a quarter of a million miles out into space to visit the moon and return safely. Our only modern achievements in ‘space’ are limited to sending a few men up to the space station only a hundred miles or so above the earth. And even that simple task they can not do very reliably….

      So there is no proof men every walked on the moon, no men have ever walked on the moon since and we have no idea how we could send men to the moon to walk on it today….

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

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