seeing through the eyes of scriptures
य एवमेतद् भृगुवर्य वर्णितं
संश्रावयेत् संशृणुयादु तावुभौ
तयोर्न कर्माशयसंसृतिर्भवेत् ॥ ४२ ॥
ya evam etad bhṛgu-varya varṇitaṁ
saṁśrāvayet saṁśṛṇuyād u tāv ubhau
tayor na karmāśaya-saṁsṛtir bhavet
yaḥ — who; evam — thus; etat — this; bhṛgu-varya — O best of the descendants of Bhṛgu (Śaunaka); varṇitam — described; ratha-aṅga-pāṇeḥ — of Lord Śrī Hari, who carries a…
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Surya Narayana . the other day I was handwashing something
and bringing it out to dry and the sun broke thorugh the cloud and glanced at me I knew it was Lord Surya Narayana glancing at me ,and I offered my humble obaisences to Him as He is all pervading and He knows everyone of us , one devotee Bhrgupati Prabhu offeres prayers to Surya Narayana daily that is very intelligent because Lord Surya Narayana is very powefull and merciful Sri Radha was always worshipping Surya Narayana what…
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one Indra went back to Godhead by chanting chapter 18 of Bhagavad Gita
Srila Prabhupada once saw that many of his disciples where proud to be managers in ISKCON ,and he commented they will become demigods in their next life.I wish I can find that quote again where Srila Prabhupada said most of my disciples will become demigods, I was shocked when I read it .But in Padma Purana we read very clearly how one Lord Indra got the ultimate blessing by going back to Godhead.Having the…Continue
can you only serve Srila Prabhupada if you are his disciple ?
No certainly not , I never met Srila Prabhupada in person but since I started reading Srila Prabhupadas Bhagavad Gita in June of 1977 I accepted Srila Prabhupada in my heart as my Guru , no devotee needed to tell me he is my Guru, I knew it right away.When I came to the temple in 1979 I found out the very first time I offered my obaisences to Srila Prabhupada murti that he had left this world .I cried because I wanted to be…
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the danger of being a sannyasi in Kali Yuga.
With positions comes power ,with power becomes pride ,the same goes from being a senior devotee and temple administrator .If one thinks I am better than others then it is a symptom of the mode of passion even if we are more advanced in KC ,Krsna does not like pride Citraketa Maharaja was an exalted vaisnava that even saw Lord Sankarsana but due to pride mother Parvati cursed him to fall down and become Vritasura.My former Guru Harikesa made…
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Remembering HH Guna Grahi Maharaja
Today is the holy disapperanceday of HH Guna Grahi Maharaja .
I was just looking up the meaning of Gun Grahi :http://www.babynology.com/god-goddess-gunagrahi_indian.html
The meaning I found was That appreciates or discerns the merits or qualities of. others, seems surely a name of Sri Krsna or Sri Radha .
Though I may not have had unlimited association with HH Guna…
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I spend 4 month in 1994 in San Francisco distributing Srila Prabhupadas books every day on Height and Asbury Street , it was a good place for small books I distributed over a 100 small books daily , like Perfection of Yoga, Beyond Birth and death and Easy Journey to other Planets ,so every day I would pass by where was the first temple on Carl street and I would always fold my hands and remember Srila Prabhupada , I prayed Srila Prabhupada you have brought me to SF please allow me to bless…Continue
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Pure milk and pure books !
In USA milk you buy in the store has fish oil vitamin D3 , but still many temples in USA offer it to Lord Sri Krsna on the alter, I disagree with this standard. We should only offer Krsna pure milk from our own farms in Fresh Field stores you can at least buy milk in a bottle that also has no Fish oil. Similarly Bhagavad Gita should be drunk from the lips of Srila Prabhupada without the contaminations added by the BBT editors
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Lord Narasimha is blessing us on every Radhastami : May you successfully do nirjala fast for Srimati Radharani and get the result of fasting for 100.000 Ekadasis !
ekadasyam sahasrena yat phalam labhate narah Radha janma astami punyam tasmat satagu nadhikam :
Whatever result one can attain by fasting on 1000 ekadasis one hundred times greater results can be attainec by fasting on Radhastami and Janmastami days Brahma Khanda of Padma Purana 7.8
(note Srila Sanatana…Continue
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In 1995 I was asked to leave ISKCON Potomac due to politics, Sastivara das was stealing money from the temple plus getting a salary .He later bought himself a mansion house with money he stole from the temple ,he also stole Srila Prabhupadas Marble Deity ,that had been on the Vyasasana since 1978.How i know he stole money ? close to half a million dollars where raised to extend the Asrama with the temple and make it one.Plans where circulated among devotees and the congregation ,there was a…Continue
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25 Aug 2020
Astamī, G, 05:31, Anurādhā
+Rādhāṣṭamī ~ Appearance of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī ~ best is Nirjala fasting untill next day as directed by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada, Srila Prabhupada had fasting untill noon
Veda sastra anurakta ye tulasi vana palakah ,Radhastami vrata rata, vijneyas ce ta vaisnavah,Sri Krsna purato ye ca dipam ,Yacchanti Sraddhaya para nindam na kurvanti vijneyas te ca vaisnavah this sloka is from Padma Purana ,Brahma Khanda 1.31.32 The…
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please accept my dandavat pranams today is the apperance day of Srila Gaura Govinda Maharaja
all glories to Srila Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada said in many places we originally fell from Krsna loka,Srila Gaura Govinda Maharaja called it Srila Prabhupada preaching strategy for western devotees because the Abrahamic religiones, Christianity, Jews and Muslims all believe the soul was originally with God .In Christianity since 6 and 7 years old I was reading about…
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ETERNALLY UNDER THE
Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami
Bhagavan descends in the form of words.
That is krsna"a-kathā, because krsna"a-kathā and
Krishna are nondifferent. So, Krishna descends
in the form of this kathā, and the hearing
of this krsna"a-kathā is eternal. In other
words, śisyatva, discipleship, is eternal, because
one who hears is a disciple. The śisya
hears, or does śravanam, and the guru does
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Why would I fool myself?
My Vyasa Puja offering to Srila Prabhupada August 12 2020
dear Srila Prabhupada today on your holy Vyasapuja day I offer my humble obaisences in the dust of your lotusfeet.Thanks for allowing me to keep taking shelter at your lotusfeet .
When you gave your first initiation you asked devotees to chant 64 rounds .It is recorded in the Hare Krsna explosion by Hayagriva das : The Hare Krishna Explosion, p. 63, by Hayagriva dasa, Palace Press…
the good fortune of Bali and Bali maharaja and Suparnakha !
So in the Brahmara Gita Srimati Radharani chastised Krsna in the form of a Bumble bee, our acaryas has explained that Krsna Himself became this Bumble been to hear the accusation of Srimati Radharani .So in Srimad Bhagavatam 10.47.17 Srimati Radharani had chastised Krsna for in His previous incarnation as Lord Ramachandra to kill Vali also called Bali ,however in his next life Bali became the hunter Jara that shot an arrow in…Continue
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Srila Prabhupadas preface to Srimad Bhagavatam
We must know the present need of human society. And what is that need? Human society is no longer bounded by geographical limits to particular countries or communities. Human society is broader than in the Middle Ages, and the world tendency is toward one state or one human society. The ideals of spiritual communism, according to Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, are based more or less on the oneness of the entire human society, nay, of the entire…Continue
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Sri Saligram Sila-stotram
King Yudhistir asked
“Shree Dev Dev devesa Devarchanamutamam
Tat sarbam srotaumichhami Bruhime Purushotamam / 1/
My dear Supreme Lordship Purushotam, I request you know the significance of the saligram sila.
Shree Bhagavan Uvacha - The Lord Replied
“Gandakyam Chotare Tire Girirajshchya Dakshine !
Das Yojan Vistirnam Mahachhetra Vasundhara //2//
“Saligramo Vabet Devo Devi Dwara Bati Vabet
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Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupadas reform program was to chant 64 rounds daily and he wrote no use to make close friends with those who do not so he was a reformer ,all his disciples had to reform and strictly chant 64 rounds daily,but this article is taken to water down his teachings ,
THE PERFECTION OF LIFE IS TO GET THE DEGREE OF LAKSHESHVARA FROM LORD GAURANGA MAHAPRABHU HIMSELF
In Shri Chaitanya-bhagavata, Antya Khanda 9.121-122, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu instructed…Continue
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WE DO NOT SEE OUR OWN FAULTS
Therefore, be very, very cautious to avoid committing, by any means, offence to the Vaisnavas; for offense to Vaisnavas is offence to the holy name. If you see another devotee doing something wrong, do not look. There are elevated Vaisnavas who will see their faults and rectify them. You cannot do so. Just tend to your bhajana. If someone else is not doing bhajana, why are you worrying about it? Just look at your own behavior. We do not see our own faults,…
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Playing Volley ball with Vrijabasis at Govinda Kunda !
Sri Giriraja in inspiring me to tell devotees a pastime at Govardhana hill .I can not remember the year somewhere in between 1987 to 1988 , it was the first time there was a lot of Polish devotee in Vrindavana and many of them where initated by Harikesa like myself .So they asked me : Prabhuji please take us with you to Giriraja Govardhana and please explain about Giriraj .So we started at Radha Kunda Shyma Kunda and took…
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