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feast offered in my name on Guru Purnima

my student Miniketana Rama Prabhu offered a feast in my name today to Lord Krsna because he takes me as his Gurudeva I was very touched by his devotion on Guru Purnima, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada said I have 4 disciples 2 hands and 2 legs that was his humility he never thought look at me I have 60.000 disciples,So what to speak of insignificant souls like us what we should think while humbly chanting Hare Krsna 64 rounds daily ?ŚB 7.9.8

श्रीप्रह्राद उवाच

ब्रह्मादय: सुरगणा…

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Added by Paramananda das on July 24, 2021 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Lower case V in Visnu Murti in the" new Bhagavad Gita"

Lower case V in Visnu Murti in the" new Bhagavad Gita"

Well my question is if the New version of Bhagavad Gita

is supposed to be an improvement in spelling mistakes why is Visnu Murti in lower case in the JAS edition ?

Bg. 6.13-14

समं कायशिरोग्रीवं धारयन्नचलं स्थिर: ।

सम्प्रेक्ष्य नासिकाग्रं स्वं दिशश्चानवलोकयन् ॥ १३ ॥

प्रशान्तात्मा विगतभीर्ब्रह्मचारिव्रते स्थित: ।

मन: संयम्य मच्च‍ित्तो युक्त आसीत मत्पर: ॥ १४ ॥

samaṁ kāya-śiro-grīvaṁ

dhārayann…

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Added by Paramananda das on July 16, 2021 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Sannyasa Abhimana so much for our great American Sin Yasis !

Sannyasa Abhimana so much for our great American Sin Yasis !

I got gayatri mantras in 1981 and his disciples later ,but he thought unless I get them from "His Divine Grace "Niranjanan Swami that my gayatri mantras where of no use .I once chanted my gayatri mantras after mangal artik and he wanted to correct me ,because I chanted mine in 1 minute and he takes 5 minutes, so I showed him how he is simply spacing out and chanting them to slowly.I used to be in traveling sankirtana in…

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Added by Paramananda das on July 16, 2021 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Arjuna and Draupadi are also known as Krishna !

Draupadi is also Known as Krsna because she also had same bodily complexion as Sri Krsna so this painting is more correct than all BBT paintings ,Sri Arjuna as you see in this painting also had the same bodily complexion of Sri Krsna , therefore Sri Arjuna is also known as Krsna because he is a friend of Krsna and have same complexion of Sri Krsna , Arjuna also has 12 others names he is famous for as he told prince Uttar Kumara at the end of the exile of the Pandavas :Arjuna - one of…

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Added by Paramananda das on July 14, 2021 at 1:43am — No Comments

when your Guru only wants money !

when your Guru only wants money !

I recall in 1984 I realized how materialistic my then ISKCON Guru was only thinking about money always and wanting devotees collect illegally instead of selling Srila Prabhupadas books actually asking for donations as we do not sell them .One devotee told me his wife wants to take reinitiation from Danavir Swami , I think it is not needed she was initiated by Bhakti Caru Swami , but she saw how he engaged in business all the time investing in stock…

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Vaisnava Amrta chapter 14 Srila Prabhupada chanted 64 rounds and this instruction is his Adi Vani

Vaisnava Amrta chapter 14 Srila Prabhupada chanted 64 rounds and this instruction is his Adi Vani

Srila Prabhupada was introduced to chanting 64 rounds of the Hare Krsna mantra when he met Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada.

One Brahmacari , Narottamananda would sometimes meet Srila Prabhupada in his house in Kolkatta and described that Srila Prabhupada chanted 64 rounds

prior to his initiation in 1932.

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada did not give diksa to anyone not…

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Added by Paramananda das on June 25, 2021 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

Srila Prabhupada ,Jesus Christ offering obaisences to Sri Krsna in Garden of Gethsemane and Aquarian Gospel

Jesus Christ praying in the Garden of GETHSEMANE

Matthew 26:36-46 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed,…

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"I like Srila Rupa Goswamis picture but not his books "

"I like Srila Rupa Goswamis picture but not his books "

I visited one ISKCON temple where I used to distribute lots of books and gave some free Nectar of Instructions to devotees ,the famous classic of Srila Rupa Goswami , the TP then got upset and she said we do not want this here, this is not how we do things .Pardoning me ,giving out Srila Prabhupadas books to devotees, Srila Rupa Goswamis Upadesamrta ?

ददाति प्रतिगृह्नाति गुह्यमाख्याति पृच्छति

भुङ्क्ते भोजयते चैव षड्विधं…

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Added by Paramananda das on June 20, 2021 at 7:42am — No Comments

the glories of Pandava Nirjala ekadasi :

the glories of Pandava Nirjala ekadasi :

During the hottest season (northern hemisphere), if one can perform upavasa without water one is performing a great feat.
One may take only caranamrta and acamana water.
Bhima requested one vrata day by which he could obtain the fruits of all…
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Added by Paramananda das on June 20, 2021 at 7:40am — No Comments

I had a dream of Srimati Radharani!

I had a dream of Srimati Radharani!

Some years ago 8 years or so, I was not able to go on bookdistribution in the freezing cold weather,I have been distributing Srila Prabhupadas books even in minus 60 celcius when I was 20 years old in Northern Sweden .But due to my heart condition in 2010 atriel Fibulation ,my heart said stop to severe tapasya so I have had to stop distributing Srila Prabhupada books in extreme cold and hot weather.So that year I decided to do a temporary job as a…

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Added by Paramananda das on June 14, 2021 at 4:30am — No Comments

Srila Narayana Maharaja about honoring prasadam

Srila Narayana Maharaja gave this wonderful lecture in Springfield Virginia in 1999 at the house of Aghraya Prabhu ,this is the time I took reinitiation from Srila Gurudedeva one year after Harikesa had falplen down in 1998,Srila Gurudeva also met with Baladeva Vidhyabhusana das a disciple of Satsvarupa Maharaja and he asked where are my letters from Srila Prabhupada ? Actually Satsvarupa Maharaja had borrowed many letters written by Srila Prabhupada to Srila Narayana Maharaja over many…

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Added by Paramananda das on June 12, 2021 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Lord Narasimha is superior to Parasurama

Lord Narasimha is superior to Parasurama

I was reading one Gaudiya Math sannyasi write that Parasurama is superior to Lord Narasimha.I was stunned of the ignorance and offence to Lord Narasimha .Parasurama is a Sakatyavesa avatar ,he can never be on the same level as Lord Narasimha ,it means this sannyasi must have not read and studied Laghu Bhagavatamrta of Srila Rupa Goswami .Srila Rupa Goswami establishes that Krsna is the original Personality of Godhead the Adi Purusha ,Svayam…

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Added by Paramananda das on June 1, 2021 at 7:30am — No Comments

Who is right Srila Prabhupada or Srila Kavi Karnapure ?

Who is right Srila Prabhupada or Srila Kavi Karnapure ?

Now when it comes to understanding who is Srila Ramananda Raya ,Srila Prabhupada states in Caitanya Caritamrta that Srila Ramananda Raya is the incarnation of Sri Visakhadevi and Srila Kavikarnapure states incarnation of Sri Lalita and Arjuna, the cowherd boy who is a priya narma Sakha and his kunja are one of the eight kunjas of the the priya narma Sakhas at Shyama kunda ,also Srila Kavi Karnapure states that Ramananda Raya is…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 30, 2021 at 4:34am — 1 Comment

Sri Prahlada Maharajas fight with Lord Narasimha ( in the guide of a hunter) in Naimisaranya

Sri Prahlada Maharajas fight with Lord Narasimha (in the guise of a hunter) in Naimisaranya

One time I asked Srila Narayana Maharaja for his blessing to write a book Sri Narasimha , then he asked what was the subjects and he told me this is very good this book will help many devotees to understand the glories of Lord Narasimha and the glories of Prahlada maharaja please write it .So one of the pastimes I am very fond of is when Lord Narasimha and Prahlada was fighting ,of course…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 28, 2021 at 11:00pm — No Comments

glories of Srila Bhakti Saranaga Goswami by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada

A Genuine Goswami

26 May 2013

Śrīla Bhakti Siddhānta Saraswatī Ṭhākur’s praise of his disciple Śrīla Bhakti Sāraṅga Goswāmī Mahārāj.

Translated from a Bengali article in the 25 Māgh 1335 (7 February 1929) issue of the daily Nadia Prakāś.

In the great land of Bhārat, from distant Kashmir near the high peaks of the Himalayas to the banks of the Indian ocean, who does not know Bhakti Sāraṅga Prabhu? …

Śrī Bhakti Sāraṅga Prabhu is the brightest jewel in the lineage of…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 27, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Pankajanghri leaving his body in Mayapure

Pankajanghri leaving his body in Mayapure

Pankajanghri Prabhu served in Mayapure for many years , so I have no worries he went back to Godhead.However I want to share my last interaction with him couple years ago.Prithu das from "Germany" saw my posting about Sri Advaita Acarya should not be worshipped with a beard because Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada was very much oposed to it and called it Sahajiya .He shared it with Pankajanghri Prabhu who then wrote me arguing Srila Prabhupada…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 11, 2021 at 5:44am — No Comments

my purport to Bhagavad Gita 2.4

Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized

TEXT 4

arjuna uvaca

katham bhismam aham sankhye

dronam ca madhusudana

isubhih pratiyotsyami

pujarhav ari-sudana

SYNONYMS

arjunah uvaca—Arjuna said; katham—how; bhismam—unto Bhisma; aham—I; sankhye—in the fight; dronam—unto Drona; ca—also, madhusudana—O killer of Madhu; isubhih—with arrows; pratiyotsyami—shall counterattack; puja-arhau—those who are worshipable; arisudana—O killer of the…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 10, 2021 at 11:02pm — 1 Comment

Shri Govinda-Virudavali by Srila Rupa Goswami

 

Vaisnava Amrta chapter 17

Sriman Kusakratha Prabhu requested me to share his translations this is another of his Govinda Virudavali

these are Srila Rupa Goswamis prayers to His Istadeva Sri Sri Radha Govinda

Shri Govinda-Virudavali by Srila Rupa Goswami

Calling Out to Lord Govinda

1 This book, Shri Govinda-virudavali, is very auspicious. When one reads it Shri Govinda becomes pleased.

2 O lotus-eyed Lord, when You wish to enjoy pastimes in the material…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 3, 2021 at 4:20am — 2 Comments

remembering HH Bhakti Caru Swami

remembering HH Bhakti Caru Swami

First time I met Bhakti Caru Swami was in 1986 in Vrindavana ,he was just arriving and sitting humbly in the lobby in the guest house of Krsna Balarama temple outside Srila Prabhupadas rooms back then he had no disciples or own temples etc ,he had no servants nothing.Simple humble sannyasi , I paid my obaisences, and asked if I could offer him anything ? He smiled and we had a nice conversation , he knew Harikesa who was my then Guru ,I believe I…

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Added by Paramananda das on May 1, 2021 at 7:24am — No Comments

The women from Mithila that became gopis !

The women from Mithila that became gopis !

If you have not read Garga Samhita you are missing out ,so anyway this is why I am sharing things from there .This chapter is from the 4 th canto fo Garga Samhita, the Mithila women are ladies of Janaka Maharaja kingdom, not only Sita wanted to marry Lord Ramachandra but many women in Mithila wanted too so Lord Ramachandra blessed them in your next life you will become Gopis of Vraja, so they where very blessed because they where born in the…

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Added by Paramananda das on April 29, 2021 at 9:15pm — No Comments

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