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September 2010 Blog Posts (43)

sannyasis should not leave remnants

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CC Madhya 3.70: Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, "It is not proper for a sannyāsī to eat such a variety of foods. If he does, how can he control his senses?

CC Madhya 3.74: Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, "I will not be able to eat so much food, and it is not the duty of a sannyāsī to leave remnants."



Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 3.74



prabhu bale — eta anna nāriba khāite

sannyāsīra dharma nahe ucchiṣṭa rākhite

SYNONYMS



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Added by Paramananda das on September 29, 2010 at 8:37pm — No Comments

in response to the GBC paper about gays and lesbians in KC

Dear devotees

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I found this GBC paper about homosexuals and lesbians http://www.dandavats.com/?p=8835.Sure they are welcome, just not to live in a temple, what to speak of becoming TP's GBCs, sannyasis and Gurus.Though all homosexual ex Gurus and sannyasis that molested children had so many excuses why they did so.In some cases their crimes did not

even come to attention or was covered up, in the name of what is… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on September 29, 2010 at 2:48pm — No Comments

conference call on 9/28 2010

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Before we start tonights lecture lets offer obaisences to Srila Prabhupada:



nama om visnupadaya krsna-presthaya bhutale

svami sri bhaktivedanta prabhupadaya te nama

gurvajnam sirasi-dharyam saktyavesa sva-rupine

hare-krsneti mantrena pascatya-pracya-tarine

visvacarya prabaryaya divya karunya murtaye

sri bhagavata-madhurya-gita-jnana-pradayine

gaura-sri-rupa-siddhanta-sarasvati nisevine

radha-krsna-padambhoja-bhrngaya gurave… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on September 28, 2010 at 4:01pm — 2 Comments

Prema Vilasa chapter 1

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there is an explanation of this books written Nityananda das a disciple of Jahnava mata at http://www.prabhupada.org/rama/?p=1411



This books is accepted by all our acaryas as bonafide:

CHAPTER ONE



All glories to Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu, Advaita Acarya, and all the devotees of Gaura. All glories to Jahnava Mata and Viracandra. All glories to holy name of the Lord, the… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on September 27, 2010 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Stavamrta Lahari the sadhana book of prayers by Srila Visvanath Chakravati

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This is a link to the Stavamrta Lahari the sadhana book of prayers by Srila Visvanath Chakravati Thakura

http://nitaaiveda.com/All_Scriptures_By_Acharyas/Vishvanatha_Chakravarti_Thakura/Stavmrta-lahari.htm

those who daily chant Hare Krishna and enter the moods of his prayers will fell very happy in KC
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Payonidhi das

Added by Paramananda das on September 23, 2010 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Haridas Thakura;Please constantly chant Hare Krishna

dear devotess

please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Yesterday was the disapperance day of Srila Haridas Thakura.

 

Srila Narottama das Thakura has sung:

rupa-raghunatha-pade hoibe akuti

kabe hama bujhabo se jugala-piriti





When shall I be very much eager to study the books left by the Six Gosvamis, headed by Shrila Rupa Gosvami and Shrila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami? By their instruction I shall be able to properly…

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Added by Paramananda das on September 23, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Vaisnavacharya Chandan Goswami and his doubts about Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada

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I had much association with Visvambhara Goswami from Radha Raman temple in 1986, and he helped me worship Giriraja sila, but his grandson Vaisnavacharya Chandan Goswami is speaking much ignorance for example he does not accept Caitanya Upanisad as bonafide and think it was manufactured by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, his limited view is there is only 108 Upanisads when there is many many more that are bona fide and Caitanya Upanisad is part of Artharvaveda and is…

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Added by Paramananda das on September 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

one matajis question about Srila Prabupadas view on women

dear Sachi Mataji

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You asked me about the women issue, and it is a big subject I will properly write something later in more detail

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2428220056618858839#docid=-7660524047201497836

Many devotees have hard time to understand Srila Prabhupadas comments about ladies, however we are all spirit souls ,and have been males and… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on September 21, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

please no more gas cylinders in ISKCON

PAMHO AGTSP I send this note to HH Sivarama Maharaja:

dear Sivarama MaharajaPlease accept my humble obaisencesAll glories to Srila Prabhupada Your words are surely comforting and very KC.I have one practical suggestion.Ban those gas cylinders and make them a thing of the past.And temples can purchase nice big stoves, since we lost Aindra Prabhu and Leicester temple to these gas explosionsit seems very practical to simply discontinue using them.How many more devotees will we have to loose… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on September 21, 2010 at 5:14pm — No Comments

one matajis concerns about " business religion"

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Recently I wrote about the car pujas

http://nimaipandit.ning.com/profiles/blogs/car-pujas-and-hindu-hodgepodge

Actually devotees as this mataji is not an offender she has true love for Srila Prabhupada.

"Purity is the force"

Plus taking salary for devotional service is sudra mentality,"sudras" should not be in positions in ISKCON, otherwise it will be… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on September 21, 2010 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

Divya desas,108 holy places of the Sri Vaisnavas

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While shopping for Giriraja and Salagram Sila I one day ran into an elderly gentle man a Sri Vaisnava that had just come from Sudarshan homa. He told he now in his old age he was happy he finally had completed visiting the Divya desas, and he mentioned that 2 of those are in Vaikuntha



So i thought I would post something about the Divya desas of the Sri Vaisnavas for those interested:…



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Added by Paramananda das on September 18, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Lord Vamanadevs apperance day

dear Devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada



Yestersday a devotee asked me about fasting for Lord Vamanadev:



Sorry here are the links causing me confusion about how to observe fasting for Lord Vamana's appearance day:http://ekadashi.iskcondesiretree.info/05_-_Stories%20according%20to... and… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on September 18, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

about the glories of Radhastami fasting

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One devotees asked me about Radhastami fasting:



you wrote: 

Prabhu is Ekadasi prasad observance recommended for Radhastami, and if so can you post a reference, or a reference in general which occasions should follow the non-grain prasad breakfast or observance for the day.

I meant break fast not breakfast.



my response:

 

Srila Prabhupada only asked for half day fasting, and devotees in ISKCON often take grains.Srila…

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Added by Paramananda das on September 15, 2010 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Adore Ye All the Happy Day



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Added by Paramananda das on September 15, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

the unlimited devotional qualities of Srimati Radharani

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One mataji asked me some questions about Radharani, so here is this discussion



Vasana-harini Devi Dasi

prabhu can u answer me a question pls

where does it meantion that radharani is older than krishna and by how many years

1:07pmMe

no no not older

1:08pmMe

but there is a lila mentioned that Radha gives darshan to Krishna and Nanda Maharaja in Garga Samhita

a very good question

Radha appears a few days after…

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Added by Paramananda das on September 14, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Airavata Prabhu on Muslim Religion

Airavata Prabhu on Muslim Religion



by Payonidhi Dasa



Four hundred eighty years ago, Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was traveling from Vrindavan to Prayag along the banks of the river Ganges with four associates. Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

was born in Mayapur in the town of Nadia

on the evening of the 18th of February, 1486. In those days in India, Navadvipa…

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Added by Paramananda das on September 13, 2010 at 11:49pm — No Comments

13th September the day that changed history

dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

According to many 11th of September changed the history of mankind, the real fact is it is september 13th.



"Today is the 32nd day of our journey from Calcutta. After midnight yesterday the lurching decreased and I felt relief. In the morning also I could not take my breakfast properly. Then I cooked 'Bati-chachari(?).' It appeared to be delicious and I was able to take some food. Today I… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on September 13, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

a letter to my dad (he is on his deathbed with lung cancer)

dear vaisnavas

please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

My dad has lung cancer and not long to live, I pray all vaisnavas kindly bless his soul:

your servant

Payonidhi das

This my email to him today





dear Dad

I have been thinking about you and prayed to God,I have never had the opportunity to tell you about the many spiritual gifts,God has given me.But one thing is for sure, that is our soul will never die, and God is… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on September 12, 2010 at 8:29am — 1 Comment

How to become Guru, and BBT and distributing Srila Prabhupadas books is the heart and blood of ISKCON

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AGTSP

Srila Prabhupada has stated:



So every one of us, those who have come to this Krsna consciousness movement, expected to preach in the future and to become a spiritual master also in the future. But first of all you must spiritualize yourself; otherwise it is useless. So krsna-sakti vina nahe. Without... Just like without being red hot, you cannot burn any other thing. Similarly, without being fully spiritualized, you cannot make others spiritualized. Therefore we… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on September 12, 2010 at 6:15am — No Comments

Srila Prabhupada on Islam , understanding Bhavisya Purana and 9/11

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There is a very nice book on line I am assuming this was done by Navaratna das

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7235180/Prabhupada-on-Islam





He is preaching to the muslims that religion is for peace and not for war, and we should be tolerant of other religions, I am still reading it and I am learning a lot.

Lets see what Srila Prabhupada has said about Islam





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Added by Paramananda das on September 11, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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