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September 2009 Blog Posts (67)

"The Crow Tal-fruit Controversy"

"The Crow Tal-fruit Controversy"

Vrndavana, April 10, 1976





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Yasodanandana: Prabhupada, there has been discussion amongst many of the members of the press and the Sanskrit editors regarding the actual place of Nrsimha's pastimes. So I told them that on the occasion of our travel to South India we visited this place Ahobilam, and the panditas, they have… Continue

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"ISKCON Is Incarnation Of Krsna"

"ISKCON Is Incarnation Of Krsna"

Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.28

October 3, 1972, Los Angeles



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Pradyumna: (leads chanting, etc.)



ete camsa-kalah pumsah

krsnas tu bhagavan svayam

indrari-vyakulam lokam

mrdayanti yuge yuge

[SB 1.3.28]



Translation: "All of the above-mentioned incarnations are either plenary portions or… Continue

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Srila Prabhupada about Madhavacarya

CC - Madhya Lila TEXT 9.245

Commentary by Srila Prabhupada.



TEXT



madhvacarya-sthane aila yanha 'tattvavadi'

udupite 'krsna' dekhi, tahan haila premonmadi



SYNONYMS

madhva-acarya-sthane--at the place of Madhvacarya; aila--arrived; yanha--where; tattva-vadi--philosophers known as Tattvavadis; udupite--at the place known as Udupi; krsna--the Deity of Lord Krsna; dekhi--seeing; tahan--there; haila--became; prema-unmadi--mad in… Continue

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Ramacandra Vijayotsava, Lord Rama's victory over the demon Ravana

Ramacandra Vijayotsava, Lord Rama's victory over the demon Ravana

Srila Prabhupada's Purport, Srimad Bhagavatam 2:7:23



"Lord Rama is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and His brothers, namely Bharata, Laksmana and Satrughna, are His plenary expansions. All four brothers are visnu-tattva and were never ordinary human beings. There are many unscrupulous and ignorant commentators on Ramayana who present the younger brothers of Lord Ramacandra as ordinary living entities. But here… Continue

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Srila Prabhupada on spiritual greed how to attain Krsna

"To achieve Krishna consciousness perfectly, this ecstatic eagerness or greediness, to serve Krishna , that is the only price to achieve success in devotional service. Not money, not anything. Not prestige, not good parentage, not beauty -- nothing. Simply this ecstatic, intense desire, "How I shall get Krishna ?" Then you'll get Krishna . He'll take you."



-Lecture, The Nectar of Devotion, Bombay, December 26, 1972



"If you want to love God, there is nothing throughout the… Continue

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Papankusa Ekadasi

Papankusa Ekadasi



Yudhisthira Maharaja said, "0 Madhusudana, what is the name of the Ekadashi that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Asvina [September-October] ? Please be merciful and tell this to me."



The Supreme Lord, Shri Krishna, replied, "0 king, please listen as I explain the glories of this Ekadashi - Papankusa Ekadashi-which removes all sins. On this day one should worship the Deity of Padmanabha, the lotusnaveled Lord, according to the rules and… Continue

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Chaitanya Bhagavata on Laksha Naam by His Holiness Bhaktiratna Sadhu Swami

. Chaitanya Bhagavata on Laksha Naam by



His Holiness Bhaktiratna Sadhu

Swami Gaurangapada





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 everyone on whose worship and service He will accept:



(121) prabhu bale,-"jana, 'lakshesvara' bali kare?

prati-dina laksha-nama ye grahana kare"



"Do… Continue

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No Prabhu but dasa prabhu

No Prabhu but dasa prabhu



Q. What is the way to greet while addressing

another devotee when writing to him/her.







Answer by BRS Swami Gaurangapada:







When writing we can write the full basic standard greeting: Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! to anyone and everyone we write to. We shoud not be ashamed to make others hear the Holy Names when we write even if they are not devotees.







This can be followed by other… Continue

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question about Caturmasya and Sraddha and my answer.

Dear Prabhuji

Pamho & Agtsp

Hare Krsna. How are you? Prabhuji I have moved from dubqai to India- mumbai for good & settling down there.



Prabhuji I have a very serious question/doubt to ask, pls provide valid evidence. Some devottes told me that Srila Prabhupada never saud anything about Chaturmasya vrata to be folllowed, like milk, curd, green leaqfy veg & udad dal not to be taken during Chaturmasya. Can you pls clarify my this doubt, some quotes from Srila…

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Mayavada-sata-dusani by Srila Madhvacarya

The Pearl Necklace of Truths or 100 Refutations of the Mayavada Fallacy





by Srila Madhvacarya

 







Sri Tattva-muktavali or Mayavada-sata-dusani The Pearl Necklace of Truths or 100 Refutations of the Mayavada Fallacy



translated by Kusakratha Prabhu





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All glories to Lord Krsna, who is simultaneously the protector of the faithful devotees and the devastating eternal time factor destroying…

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THE FIFTEENTH CHAPTER OF JAIVA-DHARMA,

The next day, Vrajanatha reached Srivasangana earlier than on previous days. The Vaisnavas from Godruma had also come before evening to take darsana of sandhya arati, and Sri Premadasa Paramahamsa Babaji, Vaisnava dasa, Advaita dasa, and other Vaisnavas were already seated in the arati-mandapa. When Vrajanatha saw the bhavas of the Vaisnavas from Godruma, he was struck with wonder, and thought, “I will perfect my life by having their association as soon as possible.” When those Vaisnavas saw… Continue

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" Update On Struggle Immortal "

" Update On Struggle Immortal "

Caitanya Caritamrta Adi 1.11

Mayapur, April 4, 1975



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Nitai: "I offer my respectful obeisances unto the feet of Sri Nityananda Rama, whose secondary part is the Visnu lying in the ocean of milk. That Ksirodakasayi Visnu is the Supersoul of all living entities and the maintainer of all the… Continue

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my small prayer to Mahaprabhu and Radha Krsna to accept my offering

 

dear Radha Shymasundara ,dear Lord Gauranga

Krsna you have mother Yasoda cook for you and Radhika,

why would you even waste time on my little offering???But out of your kindness you have accepted food from many great devotees like Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, who knows about your power of eating , Sri Govinda offers you many kinds of offerings when you were in Puri.

Oh Mahaprabhu can my offering be accepted by you? You are are Radha Shyam combined

,if you…

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please join the priyanarma Sakhas favorabel to Sri Radhika

Ujjvala

Ujjvala has a splendid reddish complexion. His garments are decorated with star patterns and he is decorated with pearls and flowers.



His father is named Sagara and his mother is the chaste Veni-devi. He is thirteen years old and full of youthfull luster. (SSRKGD)





Subala

Subala has a fair complexion. He wears handsome blue garments and he is decorated wtih many kinds of jewels and flowers.



He is twelve-and-a-half years old and He glows… Continue

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Some glories of Visakhadevi

Sri Visakha-sakhi

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Of the asta-sakhis, Visakha is foremost along with Lalita. Her mother is Sudaksina, her father is Pavana, and her husband is Vahika. Her complexion is vidyut, like lightning. She wears taravali cloth, which is patterned like clusters of stars. Her grove is situated to the northeast of Sri Radha Kunda. It is megha or raincloud-like. All things therein are colored red, green, yellow and black. This grove is named Visakhananda. The service…

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from chapter about Lord Caitanya and Lord Narasimha

gadadhara parena summukha bhagavata

suniya prakase prabhu prema-bhava yata

prahlada-caritra, ara dhruvera-caritra

sata-vrtti kariya sunena sarhita



"Whenever Sri Gadadhara would recite the Prahlada-caritra and Dhruva-caritra from Bhagavatam, the Lord would manifest various symptoms of love. The Lord would hear the glories of Prahlada and Dhruva hundreds of times." (Sri Caitanya-bhagavata, Antya.10.13-14)







This pastime is mentioned in… Continue

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Sri Narasimhadeva chapter1

Lord Nrsimhadeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, was greatly pleased by the pure devotion of Prahlada Maharaja, and ordered him to take charge of his father's kingdom. Thereafter, the inauguration of Prahlada Maharaja was preformed by Lord Brahma in the presence of other saintly persons and demigods. Those who follow Prahlada 's example will naturally become pure devotees of the Lord. He is the best example of a devotee, and others should follow in his footsteps.







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Sri Narasimhadeva ..Sri Narasimha Palana Prarthana

This chapter deals with a small book of His Grace Kusakratha Prabhu, while visiting Vrindavan in 2005 around Janmastami , I also visited Kusakratha Prabhu who was there at MVT preparing to leave this mortal body, and we talked for a little while as he had a hard time talking he was very thin like a Goswami but very peaceful, I also told him about this book about Lord Narasimhadeva , I am working on, and he reminded me of the translations of various Narasimha prayers, mantras and 1000 names of… Continue

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Some glories of ekadasi fasting

Dear Maharaja's and Prabhus



Please accept my humble obaisences



all glories to Srila Prabhupada



I have mentioned this in my text about" No grains on Janmastami" on



Dandavats.com, by Krsna's grace I found this today, that one should fast from age 8 to 80.though many vaisnava sannyasi and other vaisnavas keep strictly fasting after the age of 80, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada painstakingly showed us how to fast on these days even until the very…

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Sri Narasimhadeva

Sri Narasimhadeva

BY: PAYONIDHI DASA







The demon Hiranyakasipu attacked Lord Nrsimhadeva with great force, but the Lord captured him and placed him on his lap, supporting him with His thighs. Then, in the doorway of the assembly hall, the Lord very easily tore the demon to pieces with the nails of His hands.

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.













Table of Contents



Sri Narasimhadeva

Forword

Introduction

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