How to defeat the enemies of the Lord? – Explained by Śrīla Prabhupāda

June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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How to defeat the enemies of the Lord? – Explained by Śrīla PrabhupādaCaitanya Caritāmṛta,1973 Edition, Ādi lila, Volume 2, Chapter 7,Lord Caitanya in Five Features, Text 99:prabhura miṣṭa-vākya śuni’ sannyāsīra gaṇacitta phiri’ gela, kahe madhura vacana
prabhura—of the Lord; miṣṭa-vākya—sweet words; śuni’—after hearing; sannyāsīra gaṇa—all the groups of sannyāsīs; citta—consciousness; phiri’—moved; gela—went; kahe—said; madhura—pleasing; vacana—words. TranslationAfter hearing Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, all the Māyāvādī sannyāsīs were moved. Their minds changed, and thus they spoke with pleasing words. Purport
The Māyāvādī sannyāsīs met Caitanya Mahāprabhu at Vārāṇasī to criticize the Lord regarding His participation in the saṅkīrtana movement, which they did not like. This demonic nature of opposition to the saṅkīrtana movement perpetually exists. As it existed in the time of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, similarly it existed long before that, even in the time of Prahlāda Mahārāja. He used to chant in saṅkīrtana although his father did not like it, and that was the reason for the misunderstanding between the father and son. In the Bhagavad-gītā (Bg. 7.15) the Lord says: na māṁ duṣkṛtino mūḍhāhprapadyante narādhamāḥmāyayāpahṛta-jñānāāsuraṁ bhāvam āśritāḥ“Those miscreants who are grossly foolish, who are lowest among mankind, whose knowledge is stolen by illusion, and who partake of the atheistic nature of demons do not surrender unto Me.” The Māyāvādī sannyāsīs are āsuraṁ bhāvam āśritāḥ, which means that they have taken the path of the asuras (demons), who do not believe in the existence of the form of the Lord. The Māyāvādīs say that the ultimate source of everything is impersonal, and in this way they deny the existence of God. Saying that there is no God is direct denial of God, and saying that God exists but has no head, legs or hands and cannot speak, hear or eat is a negative way of denying His existence. A person who cannot see is called blind, one who cannot walk can be called lame, one who has no hands can be called helpless, one who cannot speak can be called dumb, and one who cannot hear can be called deaf. The Māyāvādīs’ proposition that God has no legs, no eyes, no ears and no hands is an indirect way of insulting Him by defining Him as blind, deaf, dumb, lame, helpless, etc. Therefore although they present themselves as great Vedāntists, they are factually māyayāpahṛta-jñāna; in other words, they seem to be very learned scholars, but the essence of their knowledge has been taken away. Impersonalist Māyāvādīs always try to defy Vaiṣṇavas because Vaiṣṇavas accept the Supreme Personality as the supreme cause and want to serve Him, talk with Him and see Him, just as the Lord is also eager to see His devotees and talk, eat and dance with them. These personal exchanges of love do not appeal to the Māyāvādī sannyāsīs. Therefore the original purpose of the Māyāvādī sannyāsīs of Benares in meeting Caitanya Mahāprabhu was to defeat His personal conception of God. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, however, as a preacher, turned the minds of the Māyāvādī sannyāsīs. They were melted by the sweet words of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and thus became friendly and spoke to Him also in sweet words. Similarly, all preachers will have to meet opponents, but they should not make them more inimical. They are already enemies, and if we talk with them harshly or impolitely their enmity will merely increase. We should therefore follow in the footsteps of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu as far as possible and try to convince the opposition by quoting from the śāstras and presenting the conclusion of the ācāryas. It is in this way that we should try to defeat all the enemies of the Lord.

Immortal Charity: Srila Prabhupada’s Gift to the World

June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Immortal Charity:

Srila Prabhupada’s Gift to the World

By Narasimha das

O spotless one, your answers to all these questions will grant immunity from all material miseries. Such charity is greater than all Vedic charities, sacrifices, penances and so on.  (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 3.7.41)

“The highest perfectional work of charity is to give people in general immunity from the anxieties of material existence. This can be done only by performing activities in devotional service to the Lord. Such knowledge is incomparable. Cultivation of knowledge in the Vedas, performance of sacrifice, and distribution of munificent charities all together cannot form even a part of the immunity from the pangs of material existence that is gained from devotional service. The charity of Maitreya not only will help Vidura, but, due to its universal nature, will deliver all others in all times. Thus, Maitreya is immortal.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.7.41, Purport)

In this section of Srimad-Bhagavatam, the great saint Vidura raises many questions to Maitreya Rishi. His aim was to point out the principles of transcendental loving service to the Lord. He knew that by this understanding anyone, past, present or future, will be liberated from the miseries of material existence and return to the spiritual world via the methods of pure devotion.

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Sripada Baladeva Vidyabhusana Prabhu Tirobhava Tithi – Sunday, June 20, 2021 [Mayapur, West Bengal, Bharata Bhumi time]

June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Sripada Baladeva Vidyabhusana Tirobhava Tithi [disappearance day]Sunday, June 20, 2021  [Mayapur, West Bengal, Bharata Bhumi time]

Compiled by Yasoda nandana dasa

Srila Prabhupada explains how Sri Baladeva Vidyabhusana wrote the Gaudiya-Bhasya on the Vedanta-sutras.

But sometimes back, in Jaipur, there was a challenge that “The Gauḍīya Sampradāya has no commentary on the Vedānta-sūtra.” So, at that time Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura was requested… Because he was grand scholar, grand old man scholar, at that time living in Vṛndāvana… So, he was very old at that time; so he authorized Baladeva Vidyābhūṣana, that “You do it.” There was no need, but people are demanding, “Where is your commentary on the Vedānta-sūtra?” So Baladeva Vidyābhūṣana, with the order of Govindaji at Jaipur, he wrote the commentary on Brahma-sūtra. That name is Govinda-bhāṣya. So, the Gauḍīya-Brahmā Sampradāya, they have got also commentary on Brahma-sūtra. That is required. Lectures : Bhagavad-gita Lectures : Bg 13: Lectures : Bhagavad-gita 13.8-12 — Bombay, September 30, 1973 : 730930BG.BOM

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Srila Prabhupada on useless philanthropy – “We have seen practical, in India many sannyāsīs, they elevate themselves by jñāna-kāṇḍa, but because they cannot stay, they again come to the karma-kāṇḍa, philanthropy activities and hospitals and schools…

June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Srila Prabhupada on useless philanthropy – “We have seen practical, in India
many sannyāsīs, they elevate themselves by jñāna-kāṇḍa,
but because they cannot stay, they again come to the karma-kāṇḍa,
philanthropy activities and hospitals and schools. That is their falldown. “

Hare Krsna.All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.Srila Prabhupada quotes on useless philanthropy:So by karma-kāṇḍa you can elevate yourself to the higher planetary system. Even it is properly done . . . And now it is not possible to do it properly. And even it is properly done, that is condemned. It is not required. Similarly jñāna-kāṇḍa, even it is properly done. You can merge yourself into the Brahman effulgence. But that is also not safe, because in the śāstra we see that arūhya kṛcchreṇa paraṁ padaṁ tataḥ patanty adhaḥ (SB 10.2.32). Even one merges oneself into the impersonal Brahman, he again falls down. Patanty adhaḥ. We have seen practical, in India many sannyāsīs, they elevate themselves by jñāna-kāṇḍa, but because they cannot stay, they again come to the karma-kāṇḍa, philanthropy activities and hospitals and schools. That is their falldown.

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Śacīmātā defeats Māyāvādī philosophies

June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Śacīmātā defeats Māyāvādī philosophies

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June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Analysis of Book Changes: 4000+ changes in “The Nectar of Devotion” -1982 edition

In future you don’t do any changes without asking me first.
[Letter: Bhargava, May 29,1976]
Do not try to change anything without my permission.”
[Letter to Radhavallabha, Aug 26, 1976]
The next printing should be again to the original way.
[Srila Prabhupada Conversation, “Rascal Editors,”June 22, 1977, Vrndavana]

Hare Krsna. All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and all Vaisanvas. 

This article shows how the entire Nectar of Devotion was spoiled due to unauthorized changes contradicting Srila Prabhupada’s teachings.

The link below contains a detailed list of 4000+ changes made to Srila Prabhupada’s Original Nectar of Devotion 1970 and in the 1982 Edition.

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1972 letter to devotees to stop business of travelling road shows, electronic music, and drama presentation

June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Srila Prabhupada 1972 letter to devotees to stop business of traveling

road shows, electronic music, and drama presentation

Anyone who will be attracted will be attracted by that alone, nothing more, not psychic sleep, nor rock and roll music, nor ridiculous plays, nor sentimental, wishy-washy songs. “

ISKCON

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS INC.

FOUNDER — ACARYA, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

All Glories to Sri Guru and Gouranga!

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Srila Prabhupada speaks – “This conception of caste on the basis of birthright has killed the Vedic culture. “

June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Srila Prabhupada speaks – “This conception of caste
on the basis of birthright has killed the Vedic culture.”

Our movement is for everyone. It is not sectarian. When we speak of no intoxication, it is meant for everyone. You should always remember the statement of Caitanya Mahaprabhu:
yei bhaje sei bada abhakta-hina chara“Anyone who takes to devotional service is exalted, whereas a nondevotee is always condemned and abominable. Therefore in the discharge of devotional service of the Lord, there is no consideration service of the Lord, there is no consideration of the status of one’s family.” [Cc. Antya 4.67].
The devotee is great and the nondevotee is downtrodden. And in the matter of devotional service of Krishna, there is no concern of caste and creed. Krsna also says, mam hi partha vyapasritya ye’pi syuh pata-yonayayah [Bg. 9.32]. Even the papa-yonayayah, if he takes to devotional service, he also goes back to Home, Back-to-Godhead. This conception of caste on the basis of birthright has killed the Vedic culture. Also in the Srimad-Bhagavatam it is said:yasya yallaksanam proktampuso varnabhivyanjakam,
yadanyatrapi drsyeta
tat tenaiva vinirdiset
[SB 7.11.35]So despite all these things, these people are still insisting that one can only be Vaisnava if born in a brahmana family. That is not a very learned position.
[Srila Prabhupada Letter. ,24 June, 1976]
English SynonymsDurjati-low caste, eba-only, sabana-sacrifice, ayogyatwe-in the matter of disqualification, karanam-cause, malam-concluded, durjati-low caste, arambhakam-beginning of, eba-alone, papam-vice, yat-that which is, prarabdham-current, tat-that.TranslationLow caste birth is the concluded cause only for disqualification in the matter of taking part in the execution of sacrifices. Therefore the low caste is the beginning of current result of past vices.PurportThe rigidity of caste system according to the law of Karma is undoubtedly very scientific and the Vedic shastras which accept this divisions of castes are right in that scientific estimation. It does not however mean that a low caste born man cannot rise up to the standard of a qualified Brahmin. It depends on the undaunted desire of the candidate for rising up to that standard. Those who are supporters of the caste system by birth right only are as much mistaken as those who fight to dismantle the scientific institution of caste system without being qualified for the purpose. Here is a right adjustment for the two opposite schools in the matter of supporting and breaking the caste system respectively.In the Bhagwat Geeta it is admitted that the caste system is a scientific plan made by the Personality of Godhead Himself. He does not however give much stress on the point of birth right because for a devotee of the Personality of Godhead the birth right of caste system is quite immaterial. What is the difference between a born Brahmin and born Chandala? It is the difference of the material semen only. The body is made out of the semen of the father and in the case of a born Brahmin it is taken for acceptance that the semen is pure while in the case of the chandala the semen is impure. Purity and impurity of the semen depend also on the purity of the father in respect of his daily habits in life. It depends on the quality of the foodstuffs the father takes. Dr. Barnard Shaw said that you are what you eat. Therefore even to the modern man it depends on the eating of a man to constitute the different secretion of the bodily glands. This is a vast subject however not to be dealt with here but our point of discussion is that a man even born of a Chandala semen it does not make any barrier for his rising up to the plane of pure Brahmin provided he has adopted the devotional services of the Lord under bonafide guidance of the spiritual master. As stated in the stanza 20 the devotional service is like the blazing fire and therefore it is able to purify even impure birth semen of the Chandala if he is in the line. One may argue that in order to change the impure blood in the body of Chandala it will be necessary for him to wait for the change of the body. But SrilaJiva Goswami who is one of the authorised Acharya by Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu answers this question very saliently as follows:-“Children of the Brahmin family may be freed from the vice which causes the low caste birth but to become qualified for the office of performing sacrifices such children have to undergo the process of pious actions like the second birth by initiation from an Acharya generally known as the sacred thread ceremony. This means that the Chandala has to wait for the next birth in the family of a Brahmin as much as the Brahmin boy has to wait for the thread ceremony for the particular office. It may be an argumentative point that even though a Chandala on account of his pure devotional service is freed from the vice which caused his birth in the Chandala family yet according to social custom a Chandala born man cannot be allowed to have the facility of second birth by thread ceremony. But that sort of argument is invalid in the presence of evidence of the Shastras. It is clearly mentioned that such devotee becomes at once eligible for the purpose.”He becomes at once pure and cleansed of all vices of his previous birth and thereby he becomes at once venerable as much as a qualified Brahmin. By dint of his actual activities in the devotional line under the guidance of a bonafide Acharya he is at once washed of all sins and therefore this example is quite appropriate with reference to the context that a devotee of Vasudeva has nothing like inauspicity. He is transcendental to all the bodily reactions of birth, death, old age and diseases.SrilaBhaktiSiddhanta Saraswati Thakur a powerful Acharya as SrilaJiva Goswami in the recent years (1918-1936) reformed the Goudiya Vaishnava association by establishment of the Goudiya Math establishment which institute initiates all persons without any caste and creed distinction and gives them the right of a qualified Brahmin by initiation in terms of the Haribhaktivilas an authorised law book compiled by Srila Sanatan Goswami. Lord Chaitanya wanted that everybody from all corners of the world shall be initiated in the cult of Bhakti as it is propounded by Him and the Gaudiya Math institution has taken up the initiative action on this behalf very timely. Solution of all problems like the dissolution of the caste system and other similar social movement can actually take a valid form only under the auspicious direction of the Goswamins. All contending elements of the world problems can be easily mitigated by the blessings of Lord Chaitanya if the path is followed strictly under direction of the Goswamins headed by SrilaRupa Goswami the author of the Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu.
Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/btg/25/25a

Srila Prabhupada speaks – “In future you don’t do any changes without asking me first.”

June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Srila Prabhupada speaks – “In future you don’t do any changes without asking me first.”

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“No, the printing of the Gitar-gan cover this fashion is not at all approved by me. You have done most nonsensically. Why change the cover? When people look to see the Bhagavad-gita they expect to see Krishna and Arjuna, not the picture of Krishna with cow. You have done a great mistake by changing the front picture and it will hamper the sale. In future you don’t do any changes without asking me first.

Simply because there is no stock of books, we can do anything whimsically???
Is this logic? Gita is not spoken in Vrindaban, it is spoken on the battlefield of Kuruksetra, but this is Vrindaban picture. That chariot driven by 4 horses, that is the real Kuruksetra picture. It is not that because there is no stock we can do whimsically as we like and lose the idea, that is rasa-bhasa. Because there is no bread, you take stone to eat? There is no stock of bread so you will take stone??? The front picture is most important thing and you have changed it. It must remain standard, and not change. Also, the lettering is not nice on the cover. You could have taken a color picture of Krishna and Arjuna and used it black and white (one color) on the front cover. Just as you did with the inside back cover of the Bhagavat darsana, the original picture of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was in color but you have printed it in black and white. You could have done this on the front cover with Krishna and Arjuna on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra, but the cover must not be changed.
[Letter: Bhargava — Honolulu, May 29, 1976]

Proofs showing that Hayagriva Prabhu consulted with Srila Prabhupada extensively on the Macmillan Bhagavad Gita As It Is

June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.Proofs showing that Hayagriva Prabhu consulted with Srila Prabhupada extensively on the Macmillan Bhagavad Gita As It Is, 1972 First Canto of Bhagavatam,etc

Hare Krsna. All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and all Vaisanvas. 

We present some quotes from “The Hare Krishna Explosion” book where Hayagriva Prabhu states that he consulted with Srila Prabhupada for editing all his books.

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Ahobilam – Nava Narasimha temples darshan

June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Ahobilam – Nava Narasimha temples darshanahobilamutt.org

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Details

Perumal (Lord):Ahobila Nrisimha – Sitting posture in Chakrasana facing East (Main temple)
Thayar (Consort):Lakhmi, Senjulakshmi
Other shrines:Jwala Nrisimha, Malola Nrisimha, Kroda Nrisimha, Karanja Nrisimha, Bhargava Nrisimha, Yaogananda Nrisimha, Kshatravata Nrisimha, Pavana Nrisimha
Pushkarani:Pavanasini, Bhargava, Indra, Nrisimha,Gaja Theerthams
Vimanam:Guhai (Cave)
Pratyaksham:Prahalada, Adivan Satakopan

Ahobilam is located in Karnool district of Andhra Pradesh in the hills of the eastern ghats, about 400 KM northwest of Chennai.

The temple consists of nine shrines to Lord Nrisimha located around a 5 KM circle. In addition to the nine shrines, there is a temple for Prahaladavarada Varadhan in the foothills of the mountain. Due to security reasons and the difficulty in performing daily worship, many of the utsava vigrahas of the nine shrines are kept in this temple.

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Om Namo Bhagavate Narasimhaya

June 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Sri Narasimha deva Jayanti- Appearance of Lord NarasimhaTuesday, May 25, 2021 [Mayapura, West Bengal, Bharata Bhumi time]
Om Namo Bhagavate Narasimhaya

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“A picture is worth a thousand words”

June 18, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

SP explains that his students main qualification- is being fixed on Krsna-and all the other good qualities will follow

June 18, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Sept 30 1975 Bombay conversations
Dr. Patel: No, these boys who are recruited newly. They don’t have much about the idea of Vaiṣṇavism.
Prabhupāda: That’s all right. That’s a fact. But what can I do? They are my helper.
Dr. Patel: They have to be trained up earlier and then let loose. Otherwise, you know, they create it. Because all the bad impressions are for them.
Prabhupāda: No. They’ll be trained while working. Not that simply theorizing at home, no.
Dr. Patel: That’s right, but I think…
Prabhupāda: They should work, and at the same time, they may fall down, just like a child tries to walk, falls down, again walks, again… Then he becomes complete.
Dr. Patel: Those thirty characteristics of a sādhu that are depicted in the, in Bhāgavata….
Prabhupāda: That is not possible in one day.
Dr. Patel: Thirty cannot come, but a few should come.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Few that… They are… Yasyāsti bhaktir bhagavaty akiñcanā sarvair guṇais tatra samāsate [SB 5.18.12]. If they have got unflinching faith in Kṛṣṇa and guru, that is all qualification.
Dr. Patel: That is a fact.
Prabhupāda: That is all qualification. Yasyāsti bhaktir bhagavaty akiñcan sarvair guṇaiḥ. All these qualities are already there.
Dr. Patel: But for that you see, he has to withdraw his mind and all the senses from…
Prabhupāda: Even he does not withdraw, even it is sudurācāra, api cet sudurācāro bhajate mām ananya-bhāk sādhur eva saḥ [Bg. 9.30].
Dr. Patel: But then bhajate mām ananya-bhāk.
Prabhupāda: Yes, ananya-bhāk, they are doing that.
Dr. Patel: Without severing his mind, anywhere he goes…
Prabhupāda: No. They are fixed up in Kṛṣṇa. That is a fact. That is a fact. You cannot bribe them to take from this Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is not possible. They may commit some mistake, but they are fixed up in Kṛṣṇa. That is bhajate mām ananya-bhāk. You cannot deviate them. Sādhur eva sa mantavyaḥ [Bg. 9.30]. So this qualification they have, and for this qualification they will be triumphant, without anything else. We shall return now?
Dr. Patel: Those thirty qualifications do come naturally, as you say, but they come slowly. But (Hindi) we must teach them this in the kṛṣṇa-bhakti, the qualities of a real sādhu.
Prabhupāda: If you make a condition that “First of all you become qualified; then you preach,” that will never come. Rūpa Gosvāmī therefore recommends, yena tena prakāreṇa mana kṛṣṇe niveśayet: “Somehow or other bring him to Kṛṣṇa consciousness.” Then other... Sarve vidhi-niṣedhāḥ. Vidhi-niṣedhāḥ. Sarve vidhi-niṣedhā syur etayor eva kiṅkarāḥ. Automatically they’ll come as servant. First of all let their mind be fixed up on Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

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Veganism is not Krsna Consciousness-SP explains

June 18, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

HARE KRNSA BELOW WE HAVE THE LATEST INSANE CONCOCTION TO COME OUT OF ISKCON-
NO MORE MILK-THEY THINK IT IS BAD FOR YOU AND THE PLANET–JUST SEE –
WHAT A GOAT WONT EAT AND WHAT A FOOL WONT SPEAK-BENGALI SAYING
MY COMMENTS BELOW
 
damaghosa das
 
 
Food for life nonsense veganism policy:
 
Picture below: FFL promoting no cow milk on their site
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ADULTERATING SRILA PRABHUPADA’S QUOTES THAT SAY PRASADAM AS “PLANT-BASED”:

Original Quote: Simply by liberal distribution of prasāda and saṅkīrtana, the whole world can become peaceful and prosperous. [Srimad Bhagavatam, 4.12.10 Purport]

 
ISKCON FFL’S MANUFACTURED QUOTE: (https://ffl.org/about-us/mission/prabhupada/)

“By the liberal distribution of prasadam (pure plant-based food) and sankirtan (congregational chanting of the holy name), the whole world can become peaceful and prosperous.”
– Srila Prabhupada

Notice how they have added “purely plant-based food” to promote their  veganism. They use Srila Prabhupada’s quotes to do all kinds of nonsense here. Where is it written that prasadam is only a plant based food without any milk offering?
 
Srila Prabhupada’s quotes on cow protection and importance of cow’s milk:
 
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THE ABOVE ISKCON  LOGO OFNOT MILKIS BASED ON THE AMERICAN DAIRY INDUSTRY’S LOGO OF THE OPOSITE  SLOGAN WHICH SAYS—-GOT MILK ? 
 
SO WHY DO THESE THINGS CONTINUE TO HAPPEN IN ISKCON? 
Any common man will tell  you they drink milk, if they can get it. All over the world, people by the billions will continue to drink milk as they all know it is the best food for them and it wont harm them.  They use milk products in so many things they eat. But now the wise fools in Iskcon have told us that their “Prasadam” will no longer contain milk products, but” plant based food.”
 
I almost feel like it is a total waste of time even writing about this because those that believe in veganism have lost all their  basic common sense. There has been supplied in this article (written by some else) massive quotes given to us by Srila Prabhupada regarding the importance of  milk and protecting the cow due to her importance. 
 
So I guess you either believe in what Srila Prabhupada (and your own common sense) says, or you believe in the latest pie in the sky speculations coming out of iskcon these days. Therefore this article is for those who still want to follow in the footsteps of our Acarya-without changing his words or intentions.
 
Iskcon food for lifesays…   Here is the opening statement on their website.
 
Food for Life Global is committed tosolving world hunger by addressing its root cause — inequality.Our strategy is to demonstrate love and respect for all living beings through the liberal distribution of non-violent, plant-based meals prepared with loving intention. It is love and respect in action.
We understand the clear connection of commercial dairy with the wholesale abuse of billions of innocent cows, bull and calves. We do not condone the use of any commercial dairy in any of our projects. All funds collected by donors are exclusively used for vegan ingredients. Donors can be assured that all donations are only used for vegan food distribution and operations.
 
So despite what Srila Prabhupada says, despite that iskcon in the early days used cow milk bought at the store that came from “un protected cows”, and that Srila Prabhupada himself authrorized this practice, todays Iskcon says this milk is unacceptable and wont be used in their “Prasadam” preparations.
 
So why this difference in opinions? Why was store bought milk once acceptable and now it is not? Good question, right?

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