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December 2009 Blog Posts (28)

Explanation of the Mahamantra by Srila Jiva Gosvami.

Explanation of the Mahamantra by Srila Jiva Gosvami.

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Mahamantra Tika

1.

By His uncommon beauty, Sri Krsna Candra

takes away the mind of everyone.

However, when Sri Radha expands Her own

cleverness, She also captures Sri

Krsna's mind. Therefore She is called "Hara"



2.

By His loveliness and by the sweet sound of

His flute, Sri Krsna, who is

decorated with the most captivating…

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Added by Paramananda das on December 27, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Lord Caitanya the supreme editor

Lord Caitanya the supreme editor





dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

I had a longer talk with Dravida Prabhu some time back about the editing and certainly they have edited many mistakes, that are obvious mistakes. However the fear that I and many have is, the original books of Srila Prabhupada may get lost in time. And further and further editing will water down the original message some are even now pushing that…

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Added by Paramananda das on December 26, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

the real ISKCON devotees are sankirtana devotees, bookdistributors

pranams to all

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

this is how I preached to one Santi devi from Gaudiya math



Shanti Devi Dasi December 23 at 4:47pm Report

so Narayana Maharaja is so powerful because he can steal devotees, why this devotees dont stay in Iskcon, I think this is usless to discuss because everyone have free will, and nothing happend without Krisna's will Payonidhi Das Das December 23 at 5:58pm

Srila Prabhupada Tirupati 28 April, 1974:-



"So it… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on December 24, 2009 at 11:31pm — No Comments

a must read about Gopi chandan

The Glories of Gopi-chandana Tilak

According to Vaishnava tradition, gopi-chandana, or the sacred soil from Dwaraka , is applied on the body in twelve places while reciting mantras to Lord Vishnu. This process purifies one's body, designating it as a temple of the Lord. Besides purification, the tilak also offers the wearer protection from ghosts, evil influences, bad dreams, accidents and many other things. It keeps one's mind calm and allows one to constantly remember Lord…

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Added by Paramananda das on December 21, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

question about Astavakra Gita

dear devotees

please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

One of the few persons that have asked me to act as their Siksa Guru has asked me about this Ashtavakra Gita.

There is a nice link http://www.indianetzone.com/28/ashtavakra_a_brahman_sage.htm that gives some insight into the life of Astavakra Muni another…

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Added by Paramananda das on December 20, 2009 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Narayana Maharaja on they just want money in ISKCON, and my response

dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

There is a discussion about Narayana Maharajas statements on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oczdiWQJ6ns

Has he gone to far by stating ISKCON leaders just want money and can not give bhakti ?

Well I have stopped visiting a local temple because they have no interest in bookdistribution , they allow Satya Narayana pujas being done by the… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on December 15, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

a matter for the GBC

Dear GBC, please look into the following deviations at Bhaktivedanta Manor:





1. Hindu weddings held in front of the Deities at the Manor.



2. Giving brahmin initiation to meat eating Hindu's, just for donation.



3. Blessing of cars.



4. Spending 2 million pounds on a Hindu school.



5. Spending our laxmi on a large property, Bucklands Hall, and opening a pub inside so people having functions (weddings, etc) can have a good choice of… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on December 15, 2009 at 7:19am — No Comments

grhastha and grhamedhi

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.45



yan maithunādi-gṛhamedhi-sukhaḿ hi tucchaḿ



kaṇḍūyanena karayor iva duḥkha-duḥkham



tṛpyanti neha kṛpaṇā bahu-duḥkha-bhājaḥ



kaṇḍūtivan manasijaḿ viṣaheta dhīraḥ



SYNONYMS



yat — that which (is meant for material sense gratification); maithuna-ādi — represented by talking of sex, reading sexual literature or enjoying sex life (at home or outside, as in a club); gṛhamedhi-sukham — all types of… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on December 15, 2009 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Bhagavad Gita commentaries by the acaryas

Sridhara Swami's Commentary to 4.11





There may arise the opinion that Lord Krishna is partial to those who take refuge in Him and disregards those who are more partial to fulfilling their desires with sense objects. To clarify this false assumption the Supreme Lord stated this verse confirming that by whatever mode or method a person worships Him, direct or indirect, full of desires or free from desires He rewards them proportionately. It should not be falsely speculated that… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on December 13, 2009 at 6:18am — 1 Comment

"Maya Sita" and "Maya Radha"

dear devotess

Dandavat pranams

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

I had a question, and yesterday HH Van Maharaja from Kesavaji Gaudiya math in Mahura answered the question nicely on an Internet talk on face book,he is a disciple of Vamana Maharaja , below is my question:



my dear Van Maharaja

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

I was reading in Gopala Campu how Sankacuda grapped Radharanis hair when he kidnapped Her and the…

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Added by Paramananda das on December 10, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

the Guru business

Many devotees have never read the Guru Business and Monkey on a stick ,that is a shame devotees should know what went wrong in ISKCON at a certain point.



http://www.harekrsna.org/pada/guru_biz.htm">http://www.harekrsna.org/pada/guru_biz.htm >



By Sulocana das who was killed for exposing Kirtananda:



A RUDE AWAKENING



As I started to… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on December 10, 2009 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

all glories to forgiveness:GOD'S ANTIDOTE FOR ANGER

I found this very nice advise from a christian website:



http://www.biblical-counsel.org/forg-ang.htm



FORGIVENESS:



GOD'S ANTIDOTE FOR ANGER

Forgiveness is God's antidote for bitterness, wrath, and anger. Thus, forgiveness is superior to "ventilation." Forgiveness also is a key to solving problems in communication, such as arguing. Thus, forgiveness is a key principle of Christian… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on December 7, 2009 at 2:42am — 3 Comments

Gopala-virudavali by Jiva Goswami

Gopala-virudavali











Text 1











gopala-sukhada seyam



gopala-virudavali



arthaya shrayatam kalpa-



virud-avali-kalpatam







gopala—to Gopala; sukha—happiness; da—giving; sa—this; iyam—this; gopala-virudavali—poem named Gopala-virudavali; arthaya-for the purpose; shrayatam—may attain; kalpa—virut—of desire-creepers; avali—multitude; kalpatam status.…







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Added by Paramananda das on December 6, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Glorification Of Krsna's Flute

Glorification Of Krsna's Flute





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BY PARAMANANDA   DASA



— My dear Vaisnava friends. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

All glories to my beloved Gurudeva Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja and his Gurudeva Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Maharaja



In the Ujvala Nilamani it has been stated: Visakha devi describes…

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Added by Paramananda das on December 6, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Vrindavanastakam by Srila Visvanatha Chakravati Thakura

Eight Prayers Glorifying Sri Vrindavana Dhama



Text One



na yoga-siddhir na mamastu mokso

vaikuntha-loke pi na parsadatvam

premapi na syad iti cet taram tu

mamastu vrindavana eva vasah



Let me not have mystic powers, impersonal liberation, the Lord's association in Vaikuntha, or even pure love for Him, if instead of them I may reside in Vrindavana.



Text Two



tarnam janur yatra vidhir yayace

sad-bhakta-cudamanir uddhavo… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on December 6, 2009 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Shri Nandisvarastaka by Srila Visvanatha Chakravati Thakura

Shri Nandisvarastaka



Eight Prayers Glorifying Nandisvara Hill







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saksan mahattama-mahaghana-cid-vilasa-



punjah svayam sikhari-sekharatam upetah



yatresvarah sa khalu nandati yena veti



nandisvarah sa mad-amanda-mudam dadhatu







May Nandisvara Hill, where the Supreme Personality of Godhead, crowned with a peacock feather and splendid as a monsoon cloud, enjoyed pastimes, delight… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on December 6, 2009 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada avirbhava mahotsava ki jaya

dear devotees



Please accept my humble obaisences



All glories to Srila  Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada





When ever I think of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada two things come to mind, the Vyasa pujas offerings of Srila  AC Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada to his GuruMaharaja . Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupadas contribution to this world was very great, his real gift to this world was his uncompromising preaching that all devotees should…

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Added by Paramananda das on December 5, 2009 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Gopala Guru and Dhyanachandra Goswami

 





Sri Gopala Guru Goswami

Sri Gopala Guru Goswami was a disciple of Sri Vakreshwara Pandit. He was a brahmana from Utkala. From early childhood, he stayed with Vakreshwara Pandit and remained under his care and guidance. Sriman Mahaprabhu was always very affectionate towards him and played many jokes on him. Out of affection, the lord would jokingly call him "guru" and so he became known as Gopal Guru Goswami.

Under the authority of Sri Svarupa Damodara and…

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Added by Paramananda das on December 5, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

question about the personality of the rope in Damodara lila and the grinding mortar

Hare Krishna Prabhuji,

Thanks for being there and all your effort to spread the message of Lord Caitanya.

Do you have an idea of the personalities who took the form of wooden morta and the rope that Mother Yasoda used in binding Lord Krishna?

Your servant,

Bhakti Vasudeva Swami



Maharaja that is an amazing question,I will ask many authorities about that.it is said even that milk is also a person,and because it could not be used in Krsnas service as He wanted to…

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Added by Paramananda das on December 5, 2009 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Kali Kukkura Kadan

Song Name: Kali Kukkura Kadan



Official Name: Ucchvasa: Ucchvasa Kirtana Nama Kirtana Song 1; Prabhati Giti



Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura



Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru



Language: Bengali







LYRICS:



(1)



kali-kukkura kadana yadi cāo (he)



kali-yuga pāvana, kali-bhaya-nāśana,



śrī śacī-nandana gāo (he)







(2)



gadādhara-mādana, nitā’yera… Continue

Added by Paramananda das on December 4, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

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