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CC Adi lila chapter 1

CC Ādi 1.1 — I offer my respectful obeisances unto the spiritual masters, the devotees of the Lord, the Lord’s incarnations, His plenary portions, His energies and the primeval Lord Himself, Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya.

CC Ādi 1.2 — I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya and Lord Nityānanda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauḍa to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction upon all.

CC Ādi…


Added by Paramananda das on February 17, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

chapter 11 of Sri Narasimha



This book I wrote Sri Narasimha is very deep I have not given a lot of explanation on chapter 11 of this books so I want to explain something futher to any vaisnava or aspiring vaisnava interested in the Subject of Lord Narasimha : There is many other Subjects in this chapter I have not discussed I post this on my webpage for those who are my students as well as anyone who wants to learn more about this subject ,because it is worthwile reading .I will add some futher…


Added by Paramananda das on February 16, 2018 at 10:08am — No Comments

Siva Ratri 2018

dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada\

All glories to my Sri Guru and Gauranga

All glories to Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundara

Srila Prabhupada did not insitute Siva Ratri in ISKCON as a regular festival but in Gaudiya math it is observed strictly so I want to share why , it is mandatory according to Srila HariBhakti Vilasa, my Gurudeva Srila Bhakti Narayana Maharaha observed it strictly , Srila Prabhupada writes in Krsna book…


Added by Paramananda das on February 14, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 3.38


dhumenavriyate vahnir

yathadarso malena ca

yatholbenavrto garbhas

tatha tenedam avrtam


dhumena—by smoke; avriyate—covered; vahnih—fire; yatha—just as; adarsah—mirror; malena—by dust; ca—also; yatha—just as; ulbena—by the womb; avrtah—is covered; garbhah—embryo; tatha-so; tena—by that lust; idam—this; avrtam—is covered.


As fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror is covered by dust, or as the embryo is covered by the womb,…


Added by Paramananda das on February 9, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

12 Names of Lord Narasimha

Narasimha dwadasa Nama stotram

(Twelve names of Narasimha)

edited by Paramananda das

Pradhamam thu Mahaa jwalo , dwitheeyam thu ugra kesari,

Thritheeyam Vajra damshtro , Chathurthothu Visaradha. 1

Firstly great flame , secondly the angry lion,

Thirdly one with diamond like teeth ,

Fourthly the great expert.

Panchamam Narasimhascha , Sashta Kasyapa mardhana,

Sapthamo yathu hantha cha , ashtamo Deva vallabho. 2…


Added by Paramananda das on February 7, 2018 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Lord Caitanyas accepting Sannyasa

31 Jan 2018


Pūrṇimā, G, 07:15, Āśleṣā

+Śrī Kṛṣṇa Madhura-utsava

+Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura ~ Appearance

+Festival in remembrance of Śrīmān Mahāprabhu's sannyāsa-lila

the other day (yesterday actually ) we celebrated Lord Caitanya taking sannyasa, why are we celebrating because His beautiful hair was cut of or He left Navadvipa ? Actually to Gaudiya Vaisnavas they are sad pastimes who wants to see Lord Caitanya shave His head ? And become a…


Added by Paramananda das on February 1, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

It is an offence to take grains on Nityananda Trayodasi , SEVAPARADHA

dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga all glories to Srila Prabhupada

Jaya Gaura Nitai

It is stated :

Harinam CONSIDERS offenses.

Gauranam FORGIVES offenses.

Nitainam IGNORES offenses.

So Lord Nityananda Prabhu is very merciful , but we should not underestimate His position as the Supreme Lord. Lord Nityananda Prabhu in His form as Baladeva killed Romaharsana Suta for not paying obaisences to…


Added by Paramananda das on January 30, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Lord Varahas apperance day


All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

All glories to Lord Varaha

Now I do not have the part of Haribhakti Vilasa that describes Lord Varaha though I have thousands of devotional books , I am so unfortunate to have not completed my library of devotional classics yet.

Whatever the case it fasting fully for Lord Varaha is certainly recommended in Hari Bhakti Vilasa ,that I know from past reading .We have 3 days of fasting in a row…


Added by Paramananda das on January 28, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Advaita Prakash chapter 4

pranams to the real devotees of Sri Advaita Acarya

I offer my pranams to my Gurudeva and Srila Prabhupada and to our acaryas and to Sri Sri Pancatattva and all their associates

Only the demoniac can not understand Advaita Prakash due to their lack of spiritual advancement , this chapter describes in detail how Sri Advaita Acarya rediscorved Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan that was installed by Krsnas grandson Vrajnabha after Krsna went back to His abode Goloka Vrindavana , Madan Mohan…


Added by Paramananda das on January 22, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

Advaita Prakash chapter 3

dandavat Pranam

All glories to my Gurudeva and Lord Gauranga

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

One mans food another mans poison , Srila Narottama das Thakura wrote about Govinda Lilamrta and Caitanya Caritamrta that these books are so sweet that they can melt stones:, Prarthana:

krishnadasa kaviraja rasika bhakata-majha

jenho kaila chaitanya-carita

gaura-govinda-lila sunite galaye sila

tahate na haila mora cite

Among the devotees Krishnadasa…


Added by Paramananda das on January 20, 2018 at 9:35am — No Comments

Advaita Prahask chapter 2 and how it is related to ISKCON Sylhet!

Please have a look on chapter 2 of Advaita Prakash and my notes to this chapter , you will see there is a lot to this book that is important :

this is again the english translation of our dear Subhag Maharaja : I only read this book after he translated and introduced it into ISKCON .

Chapter Two

All glories to Shri Chaitanya! All glories to Sitanatha! All glories to Nityananda, along with all the devotees!

Shri Lauda-dhama is the Causal Ocean wherein Shri Advaita…


Added by Paramananda das on January 20, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Appearanceday of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja 2018

Dandavat pranams at the lotusfeet of the vaisnavas I wish to be the dust at their lotusfeet

all glories to Srila Prabhupada and my beloved Gurudeva Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

The first day in ISKCON temple for me was in early March 1979 and I was told Srila Prabhupada had left this world in 1977 ,so I was over a year and some months late since Srila Prabhupada had left but the desire to have a pure devotee as my Guru was there in my heart.Many years later in 1986 while…


Added by Paramananda das on January 16, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 18.42

Bhagavad Gita 18.42 came to mind now since Srila Prabhupada did not give a commentary I have put together the commentaries of our acaryas :

śamo damas tapaḥ śaucaḿ

kṣāntir ārjavam eva ca

jñānaḿ vijñānam āstikyaḿ

brahma-karma svabhāva-jam

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 18.42

Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, honesty, knowledge, wisdom and religiousness—these are the natural qualities by which the brahmanas work.



Added by Paramananda das on January 16, 2018 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Bhavisya Purana and Noah and Adam and Eve

Bhavisya Purana is one of the very unusual Puranas and predicted Jesus Christ , Lord Caitany, it also talk about Moses ,Noah and Adam and Eve, thus many of the seeming unbelievabel stories in the old testament are often confirmed in Bhavisya Purana

This part talks about how King Pradyota performed a Mleccha Yajna simply burning all kinds of races outside of India ,this took place at Kuruksetra and milliond of Mlecchas was burned in this Yajna the kunda was 128 miles on all sides ,…


Added by Paramananda das on January 13, 2018 at 12:53am — No Comments

Sat tila Ekadasi and reading the Brhad Bhagavatamrta published by BBT

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Yesterday evening I was still chanting really late to complete my 64 rounds and then I checked my emails and messages because I sometimes gets orders to my Narasimha book .Then I get a message from my disciple Isvara Puri das I initated 4 years ago in Puerto Rico along with Madhusudana das , and Laxmi Kanta and his wife Radha .I also did two weddings as I told these…


Added by Paramananda das on January 12, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

apperanceday of Srila Bhaktivaibhava Puri Maharaja

I recall I came to visit him once in Vrindavana and I was taking my show of but I did not see he and his servant and come and he was going to speak so he patiently waited till I had removed my shoes , I felt embarrassed i had blocked him for even short time because I had not seen him .He smiled at me and recognized me , at the time I felt he has seen and served Srila Bhaktissidhanta Prabhupada I am truely blessed by his association . Another day he told me some devotee are thinking now I am…


Added by Paramananda das on January 6, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswamis apperance day

This is Kali Yuga ,and many temples will not even mention that this is SrilaGopalBhattaGoswamis apperanceday? There is only one reason for this ,ENVY!

matirnakṛṣṇe parataḥ svato vā

mitho ’bhipadyetagṛha-vratānām

adānta-gobhir viśatāṁ tamisraṁ

punaḥ punaś carvita-carvaṇānām

“For those who have decided to continue their existence in this material world for the gratification of their senses, there is no chance of becoming Kṛṣṇa conscious, not by personal endeavor, by…


Added by Paramananda das on January 3, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Krsna Pusya Abhiseka

Kṛṣṇa Puṣyā abhiṣeka

The Hari Bhakti Vilāsa says that on this day one should rub ghee on the deity of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Puṣyā of course means nourishing, and this act of devotion, with ghee, which is very nourishing is equivalent to the results of an Aśvamedha-yajña.

During the morning pūjā, or worship, the Deity or a śālagrāma is bathed in pure ghee. Śrīla Prabhupāda once explained the festival this way: "Kṛṣṇa was just a toy in the hands of the gopīs, so one day the Gopis decided…


Added by Paramananda das on January 2, 2018 at 6:58am — No Comments

Chapter 1 of Vaisnava Calendar :Radhastami

This chapter deals with Radhastami ,Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada observed Radhastami as Nirjala ekadasi and so did Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura ,all the acaryas in our line down to Srila Madhavendra Puri observed this .Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada asked devotees observe a half day fast in ISKCON I recall when I joined ISKCON sometimes we fasted half day and then took ekadasi prasadam and sometimes on bookdistribution we took a half day fast and then took grain prasdam .So I always…


Added by Paramananda das on December 31, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Govardhana sila is for daily worship

dear devotees

Please accept my humble obaisences

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

All glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga

When Srila Raghunath das Goswami joined Lord Caitanya he went through a great deal to join the Hare Krishna Movement , everytime he wanted to join ISKCON his father send men to kidnap him ,and bring him back . Some may say wait ISKCON was first started in 1966 by Srila Prabhupada, but my Gurudeva Srila Narayana Maharaja used to joke that even we in…


Added by Paramananda das on December 30, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

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