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October 2012 Blog Posts (40)

Sri Astadasa chandah stava vers 5

O  fickle mind   ,please worship the prince of Vraja ,who with His own splendid glory beautified the transcendental abode of Vraja
who with the sweetnesss  of the moon of his face delighted the eyes of His parents.Whose name giving cermony was performed by many brahmanas ,who  of many different…
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Added by Paramananda das on October 31, 2012 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Who is qualified to give and recieve diksa?

  Dandavat pranams
Jaya Sri Guru and Gauranga
Jaya Gandarvika Giridhari
Jaya Srila Prabhupada
To become a vaisnava is not so cheap but many take it very cheap:
Srila Rupa Goswami has explained in Bhakti Rasamrta Sindhu about the 64 angas of bhakti :
1.2.74-92
1 Adau Sri Guru…
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Added by Paramananda das on October 29, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Accountability in ISKCON with money.

Dandavat pranams

All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga,Jaya Gandharvika Gridhari

Jaya Srila Prabhupada

When reading Praghosh Prabhus article about managing money in ISKCON ,I want to share my experiences.

http://www.dandavats.com/?p=10947#more-10947

 

he quoted:

Yes, the…

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Added by Paramananda das on October 28, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments

A Sannyasi massaging naked women to expel ghosts

Dandavat pranams

Jaya Sri Guru and Gauranga ,Jaya Gandharvika Giridhari
Jaya Srila Prabhupada
One devotee friend from Jagannatha Puri send me this:
Tirtha Maharaj was just caught giving full body (naked) massages to a number of ladies...he is not to…
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Added by Paramananda das on October 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

I am not responsible for another adult in KC

Dandavat pranams

Jaya Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridhari Jaya Srila Prabhupada

One of the misconceptions there is in ISKCON is that Gurus are responsible for another adults behavior this is bogus ,I am not responsible for ISKCON GBC's misbehavior and if I did anything wrong they are not responsible…

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Added by Paramananda das on October 28, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Gambling in ISKCON is not allowed ,not even a bingo hall in ISKCON Brooklyn....

Dandavat pranams
Jaya Sri Guru and Gauranga, Gandarvika Giridhari
Jaya Srila Prabhupada
I have to time to time remind that GBC about the Bingo hall in Brooklyn being and eyesore.


"I am also the gambling of cheats, and of the  splendid I am the splendor. I am victory, I am adventure, and I am the strength  of the strong.
Purport: There are many kinds of cheaters…
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Added by Paramananda das on October 27, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Srila Rupa Goswamis : Sri Astadasa Chandah Stava vers 4

Mulotkhata vidhayini bhava taroh krsnanya trsna

  ksayat

Kheladhir muni cakravaka nicayir acamyamana muhuh

karnanandi kala svana vahatu me jihva tati prangane

ghurnat tunga rasavalis tava katha piyusa kallolini

Oh Krsna,I pray that the river of words about You ,which  by destroying the thirst for anything other than You ,uproots the tree of repeated

birth and death ,which is continually sipped by the cakravaka…

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Added by Paramananda das on October 27, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Chapter 7 of the Narasimha book: Ahovalam, the place where Lord Narasimha killed Hiranyakasipu

In the Nrsimha-Purana, it is said:

satye daitya-kuladhi-nasa-samaye simhordhva-martyakrtis tretayam das-kandharam paribhavan rameti namakrtih gopalan paripalayan vraja-pure bharam haran dvapare gaurangah priya-kirtanah kali-yuge chaitanya-nama prabhuh

"The Supreme Personality of Godhead who in the…

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Added by Paramananda das on October 26, 2012 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Sri Astadasa Chandah Stava vers 3 by Srila Rupa Goswami

Danuja trna kadamboddama davagni rase

kusumita ravikanya vanya karindra

mada kala pasupali locanendivarendo

bhavatu tava caritram mad giram mandanaya

Oh great forest fire that burns the grass of the demons, oh regal elephant that plays in the flowergarden forest by…

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Added by Paramananda das on October 26, 2012 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

Bhagavad Gita 2.42 -43

Chapter 2. Contents of the Gita Summarized

TEXT 42-43

yam imam puspitam vacam pravadanty avipascitah veda-vada-ratah partha nanyad astiti vadinah

kamatmanah svarga-para janma-karma-phala-pradam kriya-visesa-bahulam bhogaisvarya-gatim prati…

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Added by Paramananda das on October 26, 2012 at 4:27am — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 2.41

TEXT 41
vyavasayatmika buddhir ekeha kuru-nandana bahu-sakha hy anantas ca buddhayo 'vyavasayinam
SYNONYMS
vyavasaya-atmika--resolute Krsna…
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Added by Paramananda das on October 23, 2012 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Srila Rupa Goswamis ,Sri Astadasa Chandah Stava verse 2

Nanotsavadayas tah

kamsa vadhanta harer maha lilah

chandobhir lalitangair

astadasabhir nirupyante

The magnificent pastimes of Krsna beginning with the festival of Nanda Maharaja, and ending with the killing of Kamsa, are described in the following 18 beautiful Chandah verses

my Comments:to this sloka  …

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Added by Paramananda das on October 23, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Srila Rupa Goswamis Sri Astadasa Chandah Stava verse 1

 
Dandavat pranams
Jaya Sri Guru and Gauranga, Jaya Gandharvika Giridhari,Jaya GiriGovardhana
Jaya Srila Gurudeva
Jaya Srila Prabhupada…
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Added by Paramananda das on October 22, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 2.40

Chapter 2. Contents of the Gita Summarized

TEXT 40

nehabhikrama-naso 'sti pratyavayo na vidyate svalpam apy asya dharmasya trayate mahato bhayat

SYNONYMS

na--there is not; iha--in this…
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Added by Paramananda das on October 22, 2012 at 3:23am — No Comments

Chapter 6 of the Narasimha book: Simhacalam ,the hill of the Lion

Lord Caitanya visited  Simhacalam on His tour of South India:
Srila Prabhupada writes:

pūrva-rīte prabhu āge gamana…

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Added by Paramananda das on October 22, 2012 at 2:34am — No Comments

Swamis and perfumes

Dandavat pranams
All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga ,Gandarvika Giridhari
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
I was reading Devamrta Swamis : Swamis and perfumes…
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Added by Paramananda das on October 21, 2012 at 7:42am — No Comments

Approaching the month of Kartika

As the month of Kartika is approaching I am preparing myself to be in a better mindset of KC, this is the blessings of such months as Kartika and Purosottama Mas and Caturmasya.Easy we can forget these auspiscious times, as we can ignore ekadasis and the apperance days of the Acaryas and of the Supreme Lord Krsna in His various forms and not honor them, but that is a great crime .Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has sung:
mādhava-tithi, bhakti-jananī,…
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Added by Paramananda das on October 20, 2012 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

clogs in the heart , and making ISKCON a new age movement!

https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=503568699672932

when reading Devamrta Swamis notes I can not but help think of all his past abuses of devotees.Of course many ISKCON US leaders are famous for abusing devotees that is their only business to be puffed up, change Prabhupadas teachings, holier than though, bullies ,money hungry , corrupt ,selfish and…

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Added by Paramananda das on October 17, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 2.39 Editing without the presence of Srila Prabhupada

Original 1972 Bhagavad-gita

TEXT 39

esa te 'bhihita sankhye buddhir yoge tv imam srnu buddhya yukto yaya partha karma-bandhamprahasyasi

SYNONYMS

esa--all these; te--unto you; abhihita--described;…

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Added by Paramananda das on October 16, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 2.38 .. a rare "unmolested vers"

Text 38
sukha-duhkhe same kritva labhalabhau jayajayau tato yuddhaya yujyasva naivam papam avapsyasi
Translation
Do thou fight for the sake of fighting, without considering happiness or distress, loss or gain, victory or defeat—and by so…
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Added by Paramananda das on October 15, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments

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