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Paramananda das's Blog – February 2020 Archive (6)

On being a book worm of sastra !

On being a book worm of sastra !

I

was remembering one thing today from before becoming a devotee, I was taking an exam in Latin , and I really studied hard to get the best grade possible. I even bought some extra books to help me master the grammar. So in my country Denmark the best grade you can get is an 11 but sometimes very very rare you get 13 that is when you know even more than the teacher.It is almost never given.So I got a 13 , I was thinking today with the same…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 26, 2020 at 3:38am — No Comments

Chapter 5 of my upcoming book Vaisnava Amrta : On recieving guests and the curse of becoming a temple president

Many devotees do not know how to properly treat guests .Even though Duryodhana was a demon he was treated with kindness when he visited the Pandavas ,but Draupadi offended Duryodhana and Yuddhistira Maharaja wanted to chastise her for that , the whole battle between the Kauravas and Pandavas increased after this but the Kauravas hated the Pandavas from birth .

Krsna Himself once washed the feet of all the guests imagine that the Supreme Lord washing the feet of all the guests.At least…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 26, 2020 at 2:56am — No Comments

understanding "virgin birth" in sastra

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parashara

my Gurudeva says in a lecture that sage Parasara Muni impregnated Satyavati simply by glancing at her and Srila Vyasadeva was born and she even kept her virginity after giving birth to Srila Vyasadeva.These things are impossible to understand with our blunt material senses. The Bible has two accounts of birth without sex , one is Jesus Christ being born from Virgin Mary, and then there is John…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 12, 2020 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Chapter 4 of Vaisnava nectar Srivatsa on the chest of Lord Krsna

Chapter 4 of Vaisnava nectar

Srivatsa on the chest of Lord Krsna

One devotee asked me about Srivatsa so Ekanath Prabhu from Germany has written something but it is not complete and some misunderstandings are there.

The meaning of Srivatsa on Visnu

Ekanath Das

What exactly is the mark of Srivatsa on Lord Visnu's or Krsna's chest? There are a number of passages in our books that seem to offer different explanations, and many devotees do wonder what this mark actually…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 11, 2020 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Chapter 3 of Vaisnava nectar Sri Nama Prabhu tattva

Chapter 3 of Vaisnava nectar

Sri Nama Prabhu tattva :

Padma Purana (Section: Brahma Khanda 25.15–18).

1)

satam ninda namnah paramam aparadham vitanute

yatah khyatim yatam katham u sahate tad-vigarham

2)

sivasya sri-visnor ya iha guna-namadi-sakalam

dhiya bhinnam pasyet sa khalu hari-namahita-karah

(3)

guror avajna

(4)

sruti-sastra-nindanam

(5)

artha-vadah

(6)

hari-namni kalpanam

(7)

namno balad yasya…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 11, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

letter to the GBC

dear members of the GBC and all members of ISKCON

Please accept my humble obaisences all glories to Srila Prabhupada .

I have spend 40 years of my life in devotional service to Srila Prabhupada and Krsna and I think it is about time we clean up ISKCON  .

First of all after watching the updates about child abuse in ISKCON , we have to stop denying it exist, It has for to long and it needs to stop .Secondly more funding should be given to protect , educate and train the Guru…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 1, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

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