seeing through the eyes of scriptures
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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I want to offer this prayer to the Vaisnavas ,now today my beloved Godbrother HH Bhaktivedanta Tirtha Maharaja has entered Nitya lilas of Sri Sri Radha Krsna and Lord Caitanya
: He left this world and entered the lilas of Radha Krsna while they where performing these pastimes in the early evening : pancama-yama-kirttanam : Chanting during the fifth period: (3:22 p.m. to 5:46 p.m.)
sriradham praptageham nijaramanakrte klrpta nanopaharam
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when my Gurudeva talked about Lord Narasimha killed demoniac ladies in one of his small books it seems this instance mentioned in Garuda Purana : Chapter 231 of the Garuda purana, where Mahadeva Shiva calls on Lord Narasimhadeva.
(The Matrgana’s mentioned in this story are eight goddesses produced from the bodies of Vishnu, Shiva and six other main deities during the killing of a powerful demon called Andhaka. Their origin is recounted in the Varaha-purana.)
1. Suta said: O…Continue
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I had a student in Puerto Rico he used to smoke ganja when I first started to teach him,he said but Lord Siva smokes ganja I hope he stopped now ,here Srila Prabhupada states :
"It was fortunate for Satī that Lord Śiva did not take the ornaments from his wife and spend them for gāñjā, because those who imitate Lord Śiva in smoking gāñjā exploit everything from household affairs; they take all of their wives’ property and spend on smoking, intoxication and similar other…Continue
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when Bhakti Caru Swami said Sudarshan chakra might kill me !
That was in 1996 ,i had written a long letter to the GBC it was like an Atom bomb that must have blown up a lot of false egoes ,but many GBC regulations where passed based on my complain one of them is in regards to demigod worship in ISKCON ,having Mayavadis speak , Satya Narayana pujas etc .I also warned the GBC that I was sure Harikesa would soon fall down from Bhakti .I did not even care to tell them why ,it would take…Continue
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Krsna will not want his exalted devotees to be trees or grass !
we have been told the Raghunath das Goswami had a dream will making Radha and Shyama Kunda bigger that the 5 Pandavas resides on the bank of Shyama Kunda as trees ,this might be fabricated ,because the 5 pandavas appeared in Gaura Lila and Arjuna is non different from Ramananda Raya secondly devotees keep saying Uddhava is still there by Kusuma Sarovara as grass because he wanted to be stepped on by the Gopis, yes but why…Continue
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all ISKCON leaders want is money
They do not care about you as a person only about money .In 1997 I had come to Washington DC ,with a Brahmacari and we started to distribute many books.What we did differently was we did not want to stay at any ISKCON temple as that would just slow us down and you have to look at the lazy persons that never go on bookdistribution and have so many excuses not to go out and deal with so many fallen persons in a temple .The TP of ISKCON Potomac at…
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Being left in the mountains in 1984
In 1984 I decided I had enough selling paintings and candles Lord Narasimha in my heart rebelled that this is rubbish ,and that I should distribute Srila Prabhupadas books only .I faced lots of problem for that "socalled independent " mentality I ended up in ISKCON Austria one day the TP Maharama das was fighting with the Taxidrivers he did not want to pay for the Taxis we had taken from the temple Am Lugegg to the Train station ,here he is supposed…Continue
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Jesus Or Barabbas ?
According to Padma Nabha Swami ,Bhakti Caru Swami told Srila Narayana maharaja to stay 100 KM away from ISKCON,was that a way to treat an uttama adhikari and dear friend of Srila Prabhupada ?I have remembered all the good things about HH Bhakti Caru Swami , I do not agree with those of offences of his,and I am making it known publicly now that we have mourned Bhakti Caru Swami who I also had much love and affection for .The offences to Srila Narayana exist still…
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To me Aindra Prabhu is the best example of observing Caturmasya strictly ,I know because I saw him observe it i was with him not for full Catumasya but for mostly a month of Kartika or some other times when he observed Catumasya ,during Radhastami or Janamstami .He would mostly take Havisana ,unspiced Kirtri with not even a drop of ghee or oil or salt ,so after we would come from chanting in the temple room all evening and i mean all evening then he cooked the Havisana and offered it to his…Continue