seeing through the eyes of scriptures
Haribhakti Vilasa about not having sex with a cow !
my student Miniketana Rama das wrote me :
PSS: Dear Prabhu please read all this my messages as it is very important for me, i want to say, i think Hari Bhakti Vilasa and other Shastras about restrictions have a lot of texts only for non-devotee hindus who do not follow Sanatana-dharm but follow only dogmas of Hinduism as a religion as a fanatics, for example this text from 11 Vilasa, i can not found in english so i…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 29, 2020 at 7:38am — No Comments
Sri Gautama Buddhas life came to my memory today, such remembrance comes from Sri Krsna , he was sheltered from seeing anyone getting sick and dying even getting old , his father even moved people away from the capital so Prince Siddharta did not see any suffering .But eventually he found out .He never liked to see anyone suffer ,get sick and die.He was truely compassionate to all .One king started war with kingdom of the Sakhya that was in Nothern India part Nepal and Lord Buddha came…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 27, 2020 at 5:47pm — No Comments
Sad news Yasomatinandana Prabhu was a very nice disciple of Srila Prabhupada I have not met Prabhu since 2008 or 2009 though I stayed in touch with him on facebook .We last met at ISKCON Boston and this one devotee showed us the first temple in ISKCON Boston on Beacon street, we went to see Commonwealth pier and offer our obaisences to Srila Prabhupada ,because this is where Srila Prabhupada first arrived and touched ground in USA ,I recall Yasomati Nandana Prabhu was going to New York and…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 27, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments
Glorifications of Tulasi Devi
From the Sristikanda of the Padma Purana
Kartikeya inquired: "My dear father (Lord Shiva) which tree or plant is capable of giving love of God?"
Lord Shiva replied: "My dear son, of all trees and plants Tulasi Devi is the topmost; She is all auspicious, the fulfiller of all desires, completely pure, most dear to Lord Krishna and the topmost devotee.
Long ago, Lord Krishna for the welfare of all conditioned souls brought Vrindadevi in her form…
Added by Paramananda das on October 27, 2020 at 5:27am — No Comments
I used to think who is this Kupakarna and Kumbhanda mentioned in Balarama Stava now I found who they are :ŚB 10.63.16
कुम्भाण्डकूपकर्णश्च पेततुर्मुषलार्दितौ ।
दुद्रुवुस्तदनीकानि हतनाथानि सर्वत: ॥ १६ ॥
kumbhāṇḍa-kūpakarṇaḥ ca — Kumbhāṇḍa and Kūpakarṇa; petatuḥ — fell; muṣala — by the club (of Lord Balarāma); arditau — distressed; dudruvuḥ — fled;…
Added by Paramananda das on October 26, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The Krsna Vijaya, or the “Victorious Krsna”, is a book written one of the Muslim-born devotees of Krsna, Gunaraja Khan. There are eleven songs describing the early pastimes of Krsna in a prayer form. The lilas covered are the Mangalacarna (starting prayer), Garbha Stuti (prayer to womb of Devaki bearing Krsna), Caturbhuja Rupa Varnana (description of the four-armed form of Krsna), Kubera-putra-dwayer Sri Krsna-stava (The Redemption of the sons of Kubera as Arjuna Trees), Kaliya Nager Stri…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 25, 2020 at 11:08am — No Comments
Dreams of Srila Prabhupada
I had a dream of Srila Prabhupada around 2005 I was starting to really chant 64 rounds daily and taking it more serious for years Srila Narayana Maharaja had urged me to chant 64 rounds daily even at my reinitiation in 1998 ,but I was struggeling to fullfill his order, one day I had chanted 64 rounds nicely ,I was praying others in ISKCON could also understand the importance.I had a dream of Srila Prabhupada that was so crystal clear that it was not just a…
Added by Paramananda das on October 24, 2020 at 8:48am — No Comments
Daily someone ask me Prabhu where are you from here is my answer !
When you ask a Vaisnava what country he is from the answer is Earth.What is his cast and family ? Acyuta-gotra the family of Lord Krsna
Different gotras, or family designations, are distinctions in terms of the material body, but when one comes to Kṛṣṇa consciousness he immediately becomes one of the Acyuta-gotra, or descendants of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and thus becomes transcendental to all…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 23, 2020 at 12:39pm — No Comments
Buy me a tiffin !
It was 1996 , I was in Mayapure for Srila Prabhupada cential and Lord Caitanyas Gaura Purnima festival .I will say I was barely surviving in ISKCON .
Devamrta Swami came up to me and asked me to buy him a tiffin .Now if I had lots of Laxmi or enough Laxmi even I may had considered it but that time I did not lots of Laxmi on me or with me ,I borrowed even some Laxmi from my friend Jada Bharat Prabhu untill I came back to ISKCON Soho street temple London . Now you…
Added by Paramananda das on October 23, 2020 at 11:01am — No Comments
hell hath no fury like a woman scorned !
When a woman thinks she is beautiful and a man rejects her she becomes furious .In the case of Arjuna , he was approached by the most beautiful of all women Urvasi .She is Sri Urvasi and worthy of all respects .First of all she was manifested directly from Sri Nara Narayana Rsi ,when Indra and Cupid had tried seduce the Supreme Lord .in Treta Yuga she helped establish a glorious Temple for Sri Sri Varaha Narasimha in Simhacalam as I have…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 23, 2020 at 8:23am — No Comments
You are to spaced out ?NO they are spaced out !
This is another way you get attacked in ISKCON .ISKCON leaders will tell you this when they want you to marry some nonsense woman .Or two they will say this when they want to bring you under control or want you to collect money illegally for them .
Devamrta Swami used this tactic a lot accusing devotees they where spaced out ,I recall he told a mataji from Finland you are so fat and obnoxious you should be married on a farm to a ugly…
Added by Paramananda das on October 22, 2020 at 1:07pm — No Comments
Do you need to obtain your Gayatri mantras from Niranjana Swami ?
I got Brahminical initiated in 1981 and learned the Gayatri mantras well as everyone .When I was in ISKCON Germany in 1982 and 1983 I had to learn to chant my Gayatri mantras even faster because the German devotees where into efficiency and I recall when I traveled with Krsna Karnamrta das (the German Harikesa disciple )you had 15 minutes to shower and dress brush your teeth and take shower and pass stool.1 minute to chant…
Added by Paramananda das on October 22, 2020 at 12:37pm — No Comments
You are to fired up!
As I am chanting today I remembered a statement by Devamrta later to become Swami .He told me in 1981-82 you are to fired up .How can anyone be to fired up in Krsna consciouness? We can only try harder and harder ? What it means was he was feeling guilty that I was going out day after day and distributing Srila Prabhupadas books but he was doing nothing but stay in the temple playing the big Isvara.Another time he said you are the King of the Walking street in…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 22, 2020 at 9:58am — No Comments
" Dhenukasura Vaisnava "
The Dhenukasura vaisnava is a fake Vaisnava he thinks love of Krsna should not be spread because only I should taste the fruits of love of Godhead there is not enough for all.But that is miserly and a demoniac miscalculation ,there is not enough for all .Lord Caitanya has ordered to spread love of Godhead following the Pancatattva that freely distributed love for Krsna to everyone .Dhenukasura asses where servants of Kamsa and was thinking the fruits here in…
Added by Paramananda das on October 22, 2020 at 6:27am — No Comments
in Vraja Vilasa Srila Raghunath das Goswami has glorified Krsnas nurse Ambika and her son Vijaya
Frightened that delicate Krsna may be hurt by the demons, Ambika performed severe austerities for many days to please the goddess Durga, who granted her a boon that her son Vijaya would become a powerful hero able to kill many demons. May Ambika, Lord Krsna’s nurse, protect us.
Saying “Where are the demons? With ease I shall shorten their lives,” Vijaya calls so…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 21, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
there are 2 planes of understanding Jambudvipa ,one is these places are on Earth but somehow also have a higher dimensional aspect in Bhu Mandala , I hope this helps clear up the confusion ! Exactly how Kimpurusha Varsa and Harivarsa exist on this higher dimensional stage one need vision of the Demigods and great sages that live in Jana loka ,Tapa loka, and Brahma Loka then one can understand these .it seems only if one get body on these lokas can one understand I am sure Srila Sukadeva…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 21, 2020 at 6:22am — No Comments
my prayer to Durga during Navaratri
Lord Sri Krsna asked Arjuna to worship of Durga for the victory of the Pandavas , , Krsna Himself is the master of Durga this was before the battle of Kuruksetra , Lord Caitanya never observed Navaratri so whatever standard is set by Lord Caitanya is the standard if Navaratri was to be performed by Gaudiya vaisnavas it would have been included in Hari Bhakti Vilasa and described how.Siva ratri is there in Hari Bhakti Vilasa as this worship is done…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 21, 2020 at 6:12am — No Comments
Understanding Jambudvipa seems so perplex but this all seems just it is just on Earth for me , I can not be worried about exterestial understanding I do not have so to me Jambudvipa is more or less just Earth , or we are to accept there is a floating pancake in space that ex tense far beyond our comprehension ? It makes no sense.So I will not kill myself with the 5 canto description trying to fit it in to my tiny brain ,the structure of the Universe is way to complex to understand , I read…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 20, 2020 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Srila Prabhupada and his neophyte disciples that sometimes try to be my Guru
I accepted Srila Prabhupada as my Guru in 1977 before
having met any devotees, I for sure will not take shelter of
some neophyte disciples of Srila Prabhupada that claim they are the only way to Srila Prabhupada when they truely are not
"I took initiation from Srila Prabhupada now I am God and can lift Govardhana hill "
Image may contain: 10 people, people standing…Continue
Added by Paramananda das on October 20, 2020 at 11:44am — No Comments
Krsna returning after He left the Rasa lila , only if you read Garga Samhita will you know where Krsna went ,anyone of you have read it ?
Shri Narada said: O king, as the gopis wept, lotus-eyed Krishna suddenly appeared, as if to fulfill their desire.
The gopis said: O Krishna, when You left us gopis the whole world became for us as important as a single blade of grass. Now we have again attained out heart's desire at Your feet. While You were gone where did You go? Please tell…
Added by Paramananda das on October 19, 2020 at 9:35pm — No Comments