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Lavanga Sakha/ Kaliya Krsna das

SRI KALIYA KRISHNA DAS (KALA KRISHNA DAS)

KALA KRISHNA DAS TOOK BIRTH IN RADHADESA. HE WAS A GREAT SERVANT OF LORD NITYANANDA AND WAS THE BEST OF THE VAIṢṆAVAS. HE KNEW NOTHING OTHER THAN NITYANANDA PRABHU’S LOTUS FEET.

kālaḥ śrī-kṛṣṇadāsaḥ sa yo lavaṅgaḥ sakhā vrajeIn Vraja, Kālā Krishna Das was Krishna’s cowherd friend named Lavanga.

(Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā 132)

Kāliyā Krishna Das was known throughout the three worlds. One can attain Gauracandra through…

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Nandi Mukhi

Nandimukhi-devi has a fair complexion and wears exquisite garments. Her father is Sandipani Muni, her mother is the chaste Sumukhi-devi, her brother is Madhumangala, and her paternal grandmother is Paurnamasi-devi. She wears various jeweled ornaments and she glows with youthful luster. Nandimukhi-devi is expert at various arts and crafts. Full of love for Radha and Krsna, she is expert at making various arrangements for their meetings.

this is from Srila Rupa Goswamis Radha Krsna…

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Bhagavad Gita 11.1

Chapter 11: The Universal Form

TEXT 1

arjuna uvaca

mad-anugrahaya paramam

guhyam adhyatma-samjnitam

yat tvayoktam cows tena

moho 'yam vigato mama

SYNONYMS

arjunah uvaca—Arjuna said; mat-anugrahaya—just to show me favor; paramam—supreme; guhyam—confidential; adhyatma—spiritual; samjnitam—in the matter of; yat—what; tvaya—by You; uktam—said; vacah—words; tena—by that; mohah—illusion; ayam—this; vigatah—is educated; mama—my.

TRANSLATION

Arjuna…

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When things get strange in ISKCON

This is not how ISKCON should be run

When things get strange in ISKCON

I saw some lectures of Bhagad Asraya das a so-called disciple of Srila Prabhupada. I recall when I was sankirtana leader in Ireland in 1993 and he came one day to Inish rath and said from now on you do not take instructions from Tribuvanath das I am the new leader of ISKCON Ireland.I did not even care to take it very seriously. Bhagavad Asraya had been TP in ISKCON Soho street and had a fall down and was replaced,…

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Srila Prabhupada told me in my dreams I WANT YOU ALWAYS BE IN MY ISKCON

One devotee send me a picture of Dhirasanta Maharaja ,he was my kind of Bhakta leader when I joined ISKCON in 1979 for one month I was in Govindas restaurant in Stockholm and there was daily preaching program so I would assist him and preach to all the many guests that came and learning to cook Halavah .I wanted to go on book distribution right away so my Bhakta program was short because I was eager to go out and distribute Srila Prabhupadas books ,so after one month in the temple I was…

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Srila Prabhupada explains the exalted position of Sr i Bhugarbha Goswami and Sri kasisvara Goswami

Srila Prabhupada explains the exalted position of Sri Bhugarbha Goswami and Sri kasisvara Goswami ` ` paṇḍita-gosāñira śiṣya--bhugarbha gosāñi gaura-kathā vinā āra mukhe anya nāi SYNONYMS paṇḍita-gosāñira—of Paṇḍita Gosāñi (Gadādhara Paṇḍita); śiṣya—disciple; bhugarbha gosāñi—of the name Bhugarbha Gosāñi; gaura-kathā—topics of Lord Caitanya; vinā—without; āra—else; mukhe—in his mouth; anya nāi—nothing else. TRANSLATION Bhugarbha Gosāñi, a disciple of Gadādhara Paṇḍita, was always engaged in…

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what does it feel like to chant 64 rounds daily of the Mahamantra?

o chant 64 rounds daily , let me ask you how does it feel to chant 16 good rounds ? NOW ADD THAT BY 4 ..4 times as blissful here is my prayer for when chanting Hare Krsna

prayers to the sweet flute player Krsna along with Sri Radha !

oh Sweet flute player ,when will you dance in my heart when I chant Japa of yours and Sri Radhas holy names Hare Krsna ?

Oh Sweet flute player I waited for you for so many births , I did not even know about you ,how have I wasted so much time being…

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Bhajan Rahasya

chanting is to be done in the mood of Siksastakam it is explained by Srila Bhaktivinoda in his Bhajan Rahasya and if you really chant Hare Krsna you will meditate on the Astakaliya lilas of Radha Krsna and Lord Caitanya daily if you are not doing this you have not learned from a bonafide Guru ,or you are likely to neophyte to yet understand much in Bhakti

Bhajan-rahasya

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Bhajan-rahasya

Featuring lectures, essays, and books on the science and cultivation of…

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Rasika Sastras

There is a statement you can not advance on Raganuga unless you also read Rasika books?

One devotee wrote me like this .Sorry this is a complete misunderstanding .For of all we we should read all Srila Prabhupadas books, and understand this for a person situated in Raganuga Sadhana he /she has great taste for hearing all sastra, is Bhagavad Gita not Rasika enough ?

Chapter 18: Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation

TEXT 74

sanjaya uvaca

ity aham vasudevasya…

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With Aindra Prabhus inspiration !

With Aindra Prabhus inspiration !

In 1987 I spend alot of time with Aindra Prabhu when I went to Vrindavana ,he suggested to do daily Harinama in Copenhagen the Capital of Denmark I had explained to him about the large pedestrian street called "Stroeget " ,He said you should lead it and make everyone go on Harinama daily and chant 8 hours daily .I said there is no way anyone will walk around for 8 hours and chant ,that was in the 70th that is long gone .He said how about you sit down…

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Kalki Purana chapter 3 Lord Kalki R eceives Benedictions From Lord Siva and Parvati

Kalki Purana chapter 3 Lord Kalki Receives Benedictions From Lord Siva and Parvati

So this is a prediction of Lord Kalki how he will go to the Asrama of Lord Parasurama and get trained in Sastra and Martial arts so He later can kill all the demonic persons at the end of Kali yuga, Mount Mahendra is still there in Orissa and it is Lord Parasurama is still there invisible to all until the end of Kali Yuga Mahendragiri (Odisha) - Wikipedia

this comes out a bit rough when I copy from…

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chapter 5 of Sri Narasimha : Lord Narasimha kills enemies, but in Kali-yuga mainly demoniac mentality!

chapter 5 of Sri Narasimha

: Lord Narasimha kills enemies, but in Kali-yuga mainly demoniac mentality!

In Kali-yuga , Lord Caitanya mainly kills the demoniac mentality, Lord Caitanya is non-different from Lord Narasimha, this was shown in many of His pastimes. He did not kill the Chand Kazi but simply warned him not to obstruct the sankirtana movement:

There is always demoniac persons that want to destroy the world, Lord Narasimha mercifully kills such demons in all ages, those…

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Bhisma Pancaka

Bhisma Pancaka

The last 5 days of the month of Karttika are traditionally known as the Bhishma Panchaka or the Vishnu Panchaka. Grandfather Bhisma fasted for these five days, . In the Hari BhaktiVilasa, it is said that if one is capable, one should observe fasting from certain foodstuffs on the Bhishma-panchaka for the pleasure of the Lord. This is optional. "The fast should begin by remembering Bhismadeva on the Ekadasi day and should end on Purnima [the full moon]. The Padma Purana say…

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Added by Paramananda das on November 14, 2021 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Sri Sri Damodarastakam - Text 8

Sri Sri Damodarastakam - Text 8

namas te 'stu damne sphurad dipti-dhamne

tvadiyodarayatha visvasya dhamne

namo radhikayai tvadiya priyayai

namo 'nanta-lilaya devaya tubhyam

O Lord Damodara! I offer my obeisances unto the exalted rope binding Your waist which is the source of splendrously brilliant effulgence | I offer my obeisances unto Your belly which is the support of the entire universe | I offer my obeisances unto Radhika, Your dearmost beloved | And I offer my…

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Sri Advaita Acarya not Srinivasa Acarya !

Sri Advaita Acarya not Srinivasa Acarya !

Ye Anilo prema Dhana is wrongly translated in most ISKCON song books this is the correct translation :

Acarya Thakura refers to Sri Advaita Acarya ,it is a huge apasiddhanta to keep singing Srinivasa Acarya year after year, it is because devotees are not wellversed in Sastra ,all Gaudiya Vaisnava knows this refers to Sri Advaita Acarya, I know Bhakti Caru Swami also tried to make devotees understand this , but stubbornly the translation has…

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Chapter 4 Sri Narasimha , Fighting internal enemies by the grace of Lord Narasimha

Chapter 4 Sri Narasimha , Fighting internal enemies by the grace of Lord Narasimha

The internal enemies' lust, anger, greed leads to the degradation of the soul. Krsna has stated:

tri-vidham narakasyedam dvaram nasanam atmanahkamah krodhas tatha lobhas tasmad etat trayam tyajet

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There are three gates leading to this hell--lust, anger, and greed. Every sane man should give these up, for they lead to the degradation of the soul. (BG 16.21)

Srila Prabhupada has stated…

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first day of Kartika

On the first day of Kartika one is supposed to go to Mathura and take bath in the Yamuna at Visrama Ghat and pray to Lord Krsna, dear Krsna just as you killed the biggest of demons Kamsa here in Mathura please kill all anarthas in my heart, all dirty things please help me become your pure devotee during this Kartika month, Dear Krsna, killer of Kamsa Kamsahanta, please beat the crap out of all my material desires just like you beat up Kamsa to death, please let there be no material desires…

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Lord Narasimha smashed the GOPI BHAVA CLUB NUMBER 2

Chapter 10 of Vaisnava Amrta Srila Prabhupada a Priya Sakha or Priya narma sakha?

dandavat pranams

all glories to Srila Prabhupada

There is a very good reason I wrote this chapter in my book Vaisnava Amrta because it is to defend Srila Prabhupada Svarupa Bhava . Though I learned many things from Srila Narayana Maharaja I did not agree with the concept Srila Prabhupada is a manjari, this concept was also taught by Sivarama Swami, Saccinandana Swami, Bhurijana, Jadurani,…

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Inhouse fighting used by the Ritviks in Campaign against the GBC

Inhouse fighting used by the Ritviks in Campaign against the GBC

I want to comment on this as devotees pointed out this Rivik propaganda spread, HH Jayapataka Maharaja has served many years in Mayapure and how can you not give him credit

for his many years of service to Srila Prabhupada, I have met HH Jayapataka Swami in the past and he was very kind to me one time I had cellulitis in my leg when I was in ISKCON New Orleans, Maharaja send one disciple to take me to the doctor I…

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Added by Paramananda das on October 18, 2021 at 8:43am — No Comments

20 bags of liquid beauty

I was once serving in ISKCON LA for some months, and Sura das hated me so he send one Jagadambika to ask me if I wanted to marry one of 20 girls at ISKCON LA,I decided it was time to leave ISKCON LA, there were rumors that some grhamedhis at ISKCON LA were using condoms because a store owner near the temple told some Brahmacaries that why some of the devotees were buying condoms . If it was not a rumor why did Sura das grab Prabhupadaacarya das Brahmacari (disciple of Virabahu )by the throat…

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