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Do you know your sthayibhava?

Do you know your sthayibhava?

Srila Prabhupada had a disciple Sthayi Bhava Prabhu , born in an African American body, he later took shelter of Srila Narayana Maharaja , some years ago he died of cancer I tried to stay in touch with him to the last but was not able too ,Sthaiya Bhava refers to our eternal relationship with Sri Krsna ,each of us each soul have a unique relationship with Lord Sri Krsna and it can be developed by devotional service do you know your sthayibhava ? It is very… Continue

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should we follow the GBC blindly?

should we follow the GBC blindly?

“The GBC authority must be accepted under all circumstances.”

SPL to Bali Mardan and Pusta Krsna 18th September 1972

But I say if the GBC tells you to kill someone , HELL NO

IF the GBC says take grains on Janmastami or Ekadasi Reject the GBC

If a GBC member steals money from ISKCON or fall down into illict sex REJECT HIM this letter is not a rubber stamp approval that the GBC's are infallible Gods

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Prabhupada clones and Srila Prabhupadas original books!

Prabhupada clones and Srila Prabhupadas original books!

I love to watch Srila Prabhupada's disciple's memories with Srila Prabhupada seeing Hansadutta use the term becoming small Prabhupada clones made me laugh and think about it deeply ..Well despite Hansadutta das faults and fall downs and mistakes, he is the first GBC and ISKCON Guru to oppose it and he printed Srila Prabhupada's books in Singapore the little black Bhagavatams, all original books , Kirtananda was the next in line to…

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Katha Upanisad

Katha Upanisad

The seer (Atman, Self) is not born, nor does he die,

He does not originate from anybody, nor does he become anybody,

Eternal, ancient one, he remains eternal,

he is not killed, even though the body is killed.

If the killer thinks that he kills,

if the killed thinks that he is killed,

they do not understand;

for this one does not kill, nor is that one killed.

The Self (Atman), smaller than small, greater than…

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Padma Purana Chapter 131 - Worship of the Śālagrāma Stone

Padma Purana Chapter 131 - Worship of the Śālagrāma Stone

parent: Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)

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Pārvatī said:

1-2. There are the pure images of the Śālagrāma stone on the earth. In how many ways is the worship of those image said to be done? Tell (me), O lord of gods, how many (images) are to be worshipped by brāhmaṇas? (How many) by kṣatriyas? How are they to be worshipped by vaiśyas, śūdras and women?

Mahādeva said:

3-18.…

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from Padma Purana : Chapter 238 - The Emergence of Nṛsiṃha

from Padma Purana :

Chapter 238 - The Emergence of Nṛsiṃha

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[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]

Rudra said:

1-2. Having learnt that his brother was killed, the great demon Hiraṇyakaśipu practised a penance near Meru (dedicating it) to me. O auspicious one, he, the very powerful one, eating (i.e. subsisting on) air, muttering the five-syllabled formula, worshipped me for… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on May 29, 2022 at 3:43am — 1 Comment

Srila Narayana Maharaja is completely wrong about Sri Dadhichi Muni

Srila Narayana Maharaja has stated Dadhici Muni went to the heavenly planets,Srimad Bhagavatam states he went back to Godhead :





SB 6.10.11





From Vanisource





Srimad-Bhagavatam - Sixth Canto - Chapter 10: The Battle Between the Demigods and VṛtrāsuraGo-previous.png SB 6.10.10 - SB 6.10.12 Go-next.png





His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada





TEXT 11





śrī-bādarāyaṇir… Continue

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Ramananda Raya is the incarnation of Arjuna, (Pandava) and the cowherd boy Arjuna and yes also Sri Visakhadevi

Ramananda Raya is the incarnation of Arjuna, (Pandava) and the cowherd boy Arjuna and yes also Sri VisakhadeviMay be an image of 4 people

Gaura Ganodessa Dipika states Ramananda raya is also Lalita ,both Srila Prabhupada and my Guru Maharaja said ,Ramananda Raya is Sri Visakhadeva incarnated and Sri Lalitadevi became Srila Svarupa Damodara Goswami , so any way please read the rest anyhow hope it is not to confusing

aisvaryasya samagrasya, viryasya yasasah sriyah jnana-vairagyayos caiva,…

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Kayadhu the saintly mother of Sri Prahlada Maharaja and the pastime of Sri Prahlada Maharaja in the Mahabharata

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in Srimad Bhagavatam it is narrated she heard transcendental instructions from Sri Narada Muni ,they Puranas tells more here is an article May be art of 2 people based on Puranic History

Kayadhu - Hiranyakashipu Wife.

BY Mr Shiv Sagar June 12,2020

Kayadhu - Hiranyakashipu Wife.

Other names: Kayaadhu, Kaayadhu, Hiranyakashipu wife.

goddess ganga painting - artist Pieter WeltevredeWhen the demon King Andhakasura returned to Patal lok after becoming a devotee of…

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is there conjugal love between Sri Laxmi and Lord Narasimha ?

https://www.harekrsna.com/sun/editorials/10-09/editorials5222.htm



The Transcendental Pastimes of Laxmi Narasimha

BY: PAYONIDHI DAS

Oct 25, MARYLAND, USA (SUN) — Following is an email exchange between Bhakta Ravinjaya and myself, with his question about Sri Sri Laxmi Narasimha, and my reply.

"Dear Payonidhi Prabhu, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

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Of demons I am Prahlada Maharaja !

Of demons I am Prahlada Maharaja !

Sri Vibhisana surrendered to Lord Ramachandra at Rameswaram in South India, he was born in a so-called demon family but his grandfather was the great sage Pulastya Muni so though the rest of the family became demons like Ravana and Kumbarkarna, Vibhisana did not follow the demoniac nature but surrendered to Lord Ramachandra. Similarly in Bhagavad Gita Krsna says of demons I am Prahlada, it does not mean, Prahlada Maharaja was a demon but a devotee of…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 5, 2022 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

What did Srila Narayana Maharaja talk about in his lectures in June/ July 1986?

What did Srila Narayana Maharaja talk about in his lectures in June/ July 1986?

As I am the only western disciple that was there and this was way before anyone in ISKCON even knew much about Srila Narayana Maharaja,I will explain something but there are so many details.

Srila Narayana Maharaja my beloved Gurudeva spoke about why Laxmi could not enter the Rasa Lila because this particular Laxmidevi did not want to give up her opulence in Vaikuntha and She would never abandon Her…

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DO NOT LEAD US INTO TEMPTATION!

DO NOT LEAD US INTO TEMPTATION!

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It is from our Lord's prayer that Jesus Christ taught his disciples, it was the first prayer I learned as a child, and later I learned to pray on my own because I really always needed God to help me and protect me. I had an envious stepmother since I was 9 and she made me pray to Krishna, and thanks to her I took God more seriously, without her constant hatred I properly would never have become a devotee. Dhruva Maharaja also had…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 1, 2022 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

Hanuman married ?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS_4bMYjtOk him being married to Suvarcala devi that was the daughter of the Sungod, it was a "fake marriage" for him

him to learn certain part of the vedas

This is from Parasara Samhita: Parasara Muni describes that Hanuman in order to learn Nava Vyakarnas ( nine parts about grammer)from Surya, the sungod, He had to become a grhastha though in name only.Lord Visnu…

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Visiting the court of Lord Ramachandra

Visiting the court of Lord Ramachandra

In 1987 during the book distribution Marathon, I was sankirtana leader for one of the Sankritana buses in Vrindavana, back then we had the Sri Gaura Nitais that later went into Aindra Prabhus room. The first stop was Naimisaranya and next stop we distributed Srila Prabhupada's books In Ayodhya.So one the first day we also visited many places in Ayodhya and one of the places was the court of Lord Ramachandra where Lord Ramachandra would come every…

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Until one start entering Krsnas Astakaliya lilas in spiritual identity ones chanting of Hare Krsna is not perfected

Until one start entering Krsnas Astakaliya lilas in spiritual identity ones chanting of Hare Krsna is not perfected

1. pratham-yama-kirttanam: Chanting during the first period: (3:22 a.m. to 5:46 a.m.)

ratryante trastavrnderita bahuviravaibedhitau kirasari-

paghairrhrdhyairapi sukhasayana dunthitau tau sakhibhih/

drstau hrstau tadatvoditarati-lalitau kakkhatigih sasamkau

radhakrsnau satrsnavapi nija-nijadhamnyapta talpau smarami//

ratryante --at the…

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Papamocani Ekadasi

Papamocani Ekadasi

Yudhisthira Maharaja said, “O Supreme Lord, I have heard from You the explanation of Amalaki Ekadasi, which occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Phalguna [February-March], and now I wish to hear about the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of Caitra [March- April]. What is its name, O Lord, and what results can one attain by observing it?”

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krsna, replied, “O best of kings, for the…

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Added by Paramananda das on March 28, 2022 at 4:04pm — 1 Comment

Subject: New Yorkers and their Rude mouth (is this heavy enough for you) but it is the truth

Subject: New Yorkers and their Rude mouth (is this heavy enough for you) but it is the truth

I can tell you I have never seen any more arrogant and rude comments coming from devotees born in New York ,no all are rude, but they are just loud-mouthed and obnoxious ,we had one New York born Swami that told matajis you are whores ,and he was always nasty, one day on Harinama one man just went up to the Swami and slapped him , when you have filthy mouth someone will slap you …

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Bingo hall or Book distribution

Bingohall or Book distribution!

My dear devotee friends

Please accept my humble obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada writes in the 5th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam that unless one is constantly distributing transcendental kinds of literature(his books) and engaged in book distribution it is very hard to transcend the three modes of material nature.

Srila Prabhupada also writes in Srimad Bhagavatam 7.9.44 purports that it is the duty of every member…

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Karnananda First Extract

Karnananda

Yadunandana Dasa Thakura

First Extract

I offer my obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the ocean of kindness, Nityananda Prabhu, the friend of the distressed, Advaita Acarya, who is most merciful, and to Srivasa Thakura, as well as all the devotees of Mahaprabhu. I pray for the blessings of Sri Rupa and Sanatana, who deeply love mankind, and Sri Gopala Bhatta, who is a reservoir of love and devotion. May Raghunatha Bhatta and Raghunatha Dasa, who lived on…

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