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September 2020 Blog Posts (8)

SB 12 chapter 10

ŚB 12.10.42

य एवमेतद् भृगुवर्य वर्णितं

रथाङ्गपाणेरनुभावभावितम् ।

संश्रावयेत् संश‍ृणुयादु तावुभौ

तयोर्न कर्माशयसंसृतिर्भवेत् ॥ ४२ ॥

ya evam etad bhṛgu-varya varṇitaṁ

rathāṅga-pāṇer anubhāva-bhāvitam

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…


Added by Paramananda das on September 30, 2020 at 10:53am — No Comments

Lord Surya Narayana and Sri Radha

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…


Added by Paramananda das on September 29, 2020 at 9:35am — No Comments

one Indra went back to Godhead by chanting chapter 18 of Bhagavad gita

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…


Added by Paramananda das on September 12, 2020 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments

can you serve Srila Prabhupada only if you are his disciple?

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…


Added by Paramananda das on September 11, 2020 at 10:26am — No Comments

the danger of being a sannyasi !

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…


Added by Paramananda das on September 11, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Guna Grahi Swami

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 :

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…


Added by Paramananda das on September 9, 2020 at 1:47pm — No Comments

distributing book in SF 1994

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…


Added by Paramananda das on September 7, 2020 at 10:32pm — No Comments

pure milk and pure books!

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

“This Gitopanisad,…


Added by Paramananda das on September 5, 2020 at 12:15pm — No Comments

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