seeing through the eyes of scriptures
The women from Mithila that became gopis !
If you have not read Garga Samhita you are missing out ,so anyway this is why I am sharing things from there .This chapter is from the 4 th canto fo Garga Samhita, the Mithila women are ladies of Janaka Maharaja kingdom, not only Sita wanted to marry Lord Ramachandra but many women in Mithila wanted too so Lord Ramachandra blessed them in your next life you will become Gopis of Vraja, so they where very blessed because they where born in the…
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26 Apr 2021
Pūrṇimā 22:33, G, Sunrise-Set 05:16-18:56, Citrā 12:37, Tithi hari-kathā
+Śrī Balarāma Rāsa-yātrā
+Śrī Kṛṣṇa Vasanta-rāsa
+Śrī Vaṁśivadana Gosvāmī ~ Appearance
+Śrī Śyāmānanda Prabhu ~ Appearance
ŚRĪ VAṀŚĪVADANĀNDA ṬHĀKURA
It is also Śrī Vaṁśīvadanānda Ṭhākura’s appearance day. He is the incarnation of Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s flute. After…
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Is "Sri Lanka" the Lanka of the Ramayana? (shyamasundaradasa.com)
Shyamasundara das the socalled ISKCON astrologer wrote this misinformation that Sri Lanka is not the place where Lord Ramachandra went,Listen to any lecture of Srila Prabhupada about Ramanavami where Srila Prabhupada states in many places ,that Sri Lanka Cylon is the place of Ravanas kingdom .
It is mentioned in many sastras and confirmed by acaryas, there is the Rama setu from Ramesvarama to Sri Lanka ,there are…
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When Lord Ramachandra came to Dandakaranya forest all the sages wished to change body and become wifes of Lord Ramachandra, Lord Ramachandra said no I have only one consort it is Sitadeva, but I bless you in your next life you can become Gopis in Vraja and marry Sri Krsna, so from this point of understanding you can read this chapter two of the 4th canto in Garga Samhita .Srila Jiva Goswami explained that all the Gopis of Vraja though in parakriya Bhava are eternally married to Lord Sri…Continue
GS 4.1: The Story of the Personified Vedas
This is a very amazing chapter in the 4th canto of Garga Samhita .How some of the personified Vedas became Gopis.Now when we read the Krsna book or the 10 canto of Srimad Bhagavatam there is the beautiful prayers of the Personified Vedas chapter 87 CHAPTER EIGHTY-SEVEN (vedabase.io) .Now sometimes devotees that have only read Srila Prabhupadas books may get a wrong impresssion of Durvasa Muni .Sometimes devotees in ISKCON gets compared to…
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glories of Kamada ekadasi from 2 Puranas
I was sendng the glories of Kamada ekadasi from Brahma Vaivarta Purana earlier this is from Varaha Purana and quoted by Krsna Balarama Swami in his Ekadasi book .Kamada ekadasis frees us from demoniac curses, from birth and death and from every goign to the the abode of Yamaraja and it promotes us to the Spiritual world best is to do full fast Nirjala if you can and chant 128 or 192 rounds at least 64 rounds of the Mahamantras and read sastra all…
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Is ISKCON now a cult ?
the GBC seem to reject many instructions of Srila Prabhupada ,such a not having female TPs and GBC
Temples serving grains on Visnutattva days !
Many grhasthas are not following the 4 regs and some even use condoms and birth control, they remarry and thus are really Sudras and grhamedish !
Some sannyasis are in name only looking for money and flattering brainless female disciples
Some socalled sannyasis have engaged in homosex and pedophilia…
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GS 4.8: In the Story of the Yajna-sitas, the Glories of Ekadashi
The interesting thing about Garga Samhita like here in canto 4 it gives so much details ,the Yajnic Sitas ,where Deities of Sita used in fire sacrifices, after Sita was banished to the forest, and each time a Yajna was there another Sita Deity installed because Lord Ramachandra could not do these Yajnas without His wife,so one day all the Yajnic Sitas came to life as Deities are persons and they demanded Lord Ramachandra…
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Subject: GS 4.5: The Story of the Ayodhya Women
By reading and understanding the glories of some woman in Ayodhya how they became Gopis one attaines Goloka Vrindavana, many women in Ayodhya that was unmarried desired Lord Ramachandra as their husband, but Lord Ramachandra took the vow of Ekapatni only one wife, so He blessed them in their next life to becomes Gopis ,so this is explained by Garga Muni in Canto 4 of Garga Samhita chapters 5 ,6 and 7
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(8-verses in glorification of Lord Ramachandra)
From Sri Chaitanya-charita mahakavya
by Srila Murari Gupta (Incarnation of Hanumanji)
dve kundale 'nka-rahitendu-samana-vaktra
rama jagat-traya-guru satata bhajami
Though His face is like a spotless moon, still it is further brightened by a shining crown of jewels. His earrings resemble Jupiter and Venus rising in the evening…
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The Glories of Ramanujacarya
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Madhava Gaura Dasami Ramanujacarya
Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
North Shore, Hawaii: January 26, 2007
[Respected Harikatha Readers,
The following is a transcription of Srila Gurudeva's informal darsana, given in North Shore, Hawaii, on January 26, 2007 for Sri Ramanujacarya’s…
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Krishnamacharyulu and Sri Ramanujacarya!
this first part is from Wikipedia :
Sri Kantha Krishnamacharyulu was a poet and musician who composed sankeertanas in praise of Varaha Narasimha. As Narasimha danced listening to those songs, Krishnamacharyulu began showing offensive attitude towards others with arrogance. When Ramanuja visited Simhachalam later, Krishnamacharyulu did not treat him properly. Ramanuja wanted to know whether Vishnu…Continue
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question raised 11 years ago :
Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna! First I will just raise the issue before we can discuss further.
A very big question in the Ramayana is why Lord Rama would banish Sita Devi to the forest just like that? People do not understand these matters in the Uttara Khanda because they treat it like some mundane love story and cannot fathom some deeper truths in the Lord’s actions.
For this reason, editions of Ramayana other than Valmiki Ramayana do…Continue
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I would only believe in a God who could dance
One of the biggest Atheists was Friedrich Nietzsche he said - “I would only believe in a God who could dance."
Well he should have stuck around till Srila Prabhupada came to Germany and introduced dancing Krsna
Mister Nietzsche God is not dead may I introduce you to …
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Sri Ramachandra Kavacha !
1.Aajanu bahum aravindalayathaksham,
Aajanma shuddha rasa hasa mukha prasadam,
Shyamam graheeths sara chapa mudhara roopam,
Ramam sa ramamabhiramamanusmarami.
I think about Rama who is every second pretty,
Who has hands reaching up to his thighs , who has lotus like eyes,
Who is pure all his life, who has a smiling face ,
Who is black , who holds bow and arrow and has a generous form.
Asya Sri Rama…Continue
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the Victory flag of our Gaudiya Sampraday is this !
gauranga shrimukhe rupe kahila vaishnave; laksha nama sankhya kari avasya karibe.
"Lord Gauranga gave the following instructions to all the Vaishnavas Himself and also through Shrila Rupa Goswami: Please compulsorily chant 100,000 names of Krishna daily
This is our Victory flag because if we take to chanting 64 rounds then we will become exalted and even great devotees like Hanuman and Arjuna will bless us !Of course we have to…
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Chanting the 8 holy names of Tulsi devi
vrndavani, vrnda, visvapujita, puspasara, nandini, krsna-jivani, visva-pavani, tulasi.
Vrndavani – One who first manifested in vrindavan.
Vrnda – The goddess of all plants.
Visvapujita – One who the whole universe worships.
Puspasara – The topmost of all flowers, without whom Krsna does not like to look upon other flowers.
Nandini – She gives happiness to everyone.
Krsna-Jivani – The life and soul of Lord…
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Sri Govinda Ghosh — Disappearance
Sri Govinda Ghosh, an intimate associate of Lord Caitanya, was known for his sweet kirtans at the annual Jagannatha Puri Ratha- yatra festival. Lord Caitanya would at once begin to dance whenever Govinda Ghosh would sing. Govinda Ghosh and his brothers Vasudeva and Madhava are eternal associates of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda Prabhu.
He made his home in Agradvipa, Vasudeva in Tamluk, and Madhava Ghosh in Dain Hat. Govinda Ghosh Thakur’s…Continue
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Preaching in ISKCON AArhus, Denmark 1987
I recall in 1987 when I was alone in Denmark preaching for 6 month or more , I was running this one temple and preaching center by myself ,means I was the only person there, and however on Sundays Hadai Odja Prabhu and his wife drove almost 2 hours to come and help me have a sunday feast at the little preaching center ,sometimes there was still 40 -50 people and I did not have energy to make a big feast every sunday.SO he and his good wife did , I…
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Arjuna is know as Jishnu ,one who never fights dirty in war ,only once in his life did he break Ksatriya codes on Krsnas direct order !
Krsna told Arjuna to kill Karna while his wheel was stuck normally kstariyas in Vedic times would not kill an unarmed man untill he got armed and the fighting was mostly fair.But Krsna to avenge Abhimanyu told Arjuna to kill Karna, there is no wrong in this killing because Krsna is God and His order is absolute ! We should honor Krsna and…Continue
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