Prabhupadas real humility‏

August 10, 2015 in Damaghosa Dasa

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“From my personal point of view, I think that I am so sinful that I cannot even approach Krishna to show me any favor. But I have only one hope — my Spiritual Master — He is very kind. So someway or other He is dragging me towards Krishna. That is the only hope. Sri Caitanya Caritamrta says therefore: Guru Krishna. By the mercy of the Spiritual Master, and by the mercy of Krishna, one gets into Krishna Consciousness. Narada Muni is our original Spiritual Master and he has dragged so many fallen souls towards Krishna, and we are also hoping to be dragged by Him through the disciplic succession. Otherwise, if we study our own qualifications, there is none — rather I have got so many disqualifications.”
 
(Srila Prabhupada letter, March 10, 1969)

How a pure devotee directly communicates with God‏

August 10, 2015 in Damaghosa Dasa

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Hare Krsna-below we have a very instructive conversation by Srila Prabhupada with  a reporter.  Srila Prabhupada directlys communicates with Lord Krsna-He says a pure devotee does this DIRECTLY, NOT FIGURATIVELY.
Unless one is on this level he cannot be spiritual master.

Hare Krsna
Damaghosa das
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Conversations : 1976 Conversations : July, 1976 : Interview with Newsday Newspaper — July 14, 1976, New York : 760714iv.ny :
Interviewer: In the same way I’m curious with respect to the way Kṛṣṇacommunicates with you, whether it’s in a similar kind of way that He gives you your necessities.

Balimardana: In other words, when you decide that someone is to be in charge of a particular temple does Kṛṣṇa tell you that this person should be in charge.

Interviewer: Or do you by judging him say this person is qualified.

Prabhupāda: Yes, because a devotee always consults Kṛṣṇa and He gives order.

Interviewer: It’s a more direct communication.

Prabhupāda: Yes. And He gives order. Read the rest of this entry →

At initiation what Prabhupada promises and what he expects of us‏

August 10, 2015 in Damaghosa Dasa

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I thank all of you very much for accepting me as your spiritual master, and I promise that I will take you back home, back to Godhead. I ask you all to promise me to always chant at least sixteen rounds, follow the regulative principles, read our books and try to preach this Krishna consciousness movement all over the world.
Letter to Nityananda, Nov. 12, 1971

See and hear the poison report of Srila Prabhupada’s physical body‏

August 10, 2015 in Damaghosa Dasa

Hare Krsna –please take the time and watch this short news report from India and other places about the facts concerning the physical poisoning of Srila Prabhupada’s body.

This is issue is FAR from over, ……despite the whitewash given by the GBC.

Hare Krsna

damaghosa das

ps-and they dont even get into the  Prabhupada hair samples which reveal arsenic and cadmium levels 300 times the level of that which can kill a human being !!

OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLE-SURRENDER TO KRSNA NOW MEANS- PREACH K.C.–SP

August 10, 2015 in Damaghosa Dasa

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Hare Krsna-
Below is a few paragraphs where Srila Prabhupada kindly explains that there is no difference between the teachings of Krsna in His Bhagavad gita and Lord Caitanya’s teachings 500 years ago.
Krsna said-Surrender to Him.& that.there is not truth superior than Him… and Caitanyadev said as a devotee…
Everybody you meet tell him about Krsna.
So to surrender to God, Krsna in this day and age means to preach the teachings of Caitanya Mahaprabu. Preaching is the same as or equated with– surrender to God.
And preaching can be done in 4 ways according to Srila Prabhupada-by your words, by your intelligence, by your wealth and by your life. Pick one or 2 or 3 or all 4.
Hari bol…

damaghosa das
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Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 1.3 — Mayapur, March 27, 1975 : 750327CC.MAY :


Bhagavad-gita
as it is is pure knowledge, beginning with the first knowledge one has to understand, that he is not this body. Because this is the basic principle all ignorance: “I am this body.” “I am American,” “I am Indian,” “I am brahmana,” “I am this,” “I am that”—this is the basic principle. Śrī Caitanya Mahaprabhu also says the same thing in a different way. He says, “I am not a brahmana, I am not a ksatriya, I am not a vaiśya, I am not a śūdra, I am not a brahmacārī, I am not a gṛhastha, I am not avānaprastha, I am not a sannyāsī. These are negation. Then what is the positive? He says, gopībhartuḥ pada-kamalayor dāsa-dāsānudāsaḥ: [Cc. Madhya 13.80] “I am the servant of the servant of the servant of the gopībhartuḥ, Kṛṣṇa, who maintains thegopīs.

.. You have missed already, because when Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu appeared five hundred years ago people already became fools and rascals. They did not care for the teachings of Bhagavad-gītā. Therefore He again came as devotee of Kṛṣṇa to teach us how to serve Kṛṣṇa, how to love Kṛṣṇa. This is Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s cult, the same thing. When Kṛṣṇa appeared He said, sarvadharmān parityajya mām ekaṁśaraṇaṁ vraja: [Bg. 18.66] “Give up everything, so-called rascaldom. Just surrenderto Me.” And Caitanya Mahāprabhu, He said the same thing as a devotee: yāredekha, tāre kaha ‘kṛṣṇa’-upadeśa
He did not say anything new. That is the authenticity. “I have manufactured some way”—these are all rascaldom. The same thing you should… You can… Just like in your country it is said, “Old wine in a new bottle.” Similarly, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhuis teaching the same thing. Kṛṣṇa says, mattaḥ parataraṁ nānyat kiñcid astidhanañjaya. Caitanya Mahāprabhu says the same thing: yāre dekha, tāre kaha‘kṛṣṇa’-upadeśa . And we are saying the same thing, na kṛṣṇāt caitanyāt paratattvam:“There is no more superior truth than Kṛṣṇa Caitanya.” Why? Because He is talking the same truth as Kṛṣṇa said. This is called paramparā system. What Kṛṣṇa said, CaitanyaMahāprabhu said the same thing, and we are talking the same thing.
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Therefore a Vaiṣṇava is always busy preaching Kṛṣṇa consciousness throughout the world.

July 26, 2015 in B. Radha Govinda Swami

SB 6.10.9
If one is unhappy to see the distress of other living beings and happy to see their happiness, his religious principles are appreciated as imperishable by exalted persons who are considered pious and benevolent.
PURPORT
One generally follows different types of religious principles or performs various occupational duties according to the body given to him by the modes of material nature. In this verse, however, real religious principles are explained. Everyone should be unhappy to see others in distress and happy to see others happy. Ātmavat sarvabhūteṣu: one should feel the happiness and distress of others as his own. It is on this basis that the Buddhist religious principle of nonviolence — ahiḿsaḥ paramadharmaḥ — is established. We feel pain when someone disturbs us, and therefore we should not inflict pain upon other living beings. Lord Buddha‘s mission was to stop unnecessary animal killing, and therefore he preached that the greatest religious principle is nonviolence.
One cannot continue killing animals and at the same time be a religious man. That is the greatest hypocrisy. Jesus Christ said, “Do not kill,” Read the rest of this entry →

Important insigthts from Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura, our great purva acarya‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa

Srila Prabhupada:  You should not imitate great personalities like Bhaktivinode Thakura, but you must follow His footprints. But it is not always possible to have the same success as great personalities like Bhaktivinode Thakura achieved. So in all circumstances you should try to follow the footprints of authorities but never to imitate them.
Srila Prabhupada letter 20 September, 1968 :
 
What is the most harmful association in the world?

– A dharmadhvaji is a person who has no actual devotion or renunciation in his heart but makes a show of it externally. He wears the clothes of a devotee to accomplish materialistic ends in a duplicitous manner. There is no worse association in the whole world than that of a dharmadhvaji. One should rather associate with sense enjoyers.

Being deceitful, the dharmadhvajis take on the appearance of devotees with a desire to cheat everyone, and to fulfill their crooked desires, they cheat the foolish by helping them in their rascaldom. Some of the dharmadhvajisbecome gurus and others become disciples, and by trickery, they accumulate wealth, women, false prestige, and material assets.

If one gives up the association of crooked hypocrites, one can honestly engage in devotional service. (Sajjana-toshani 10/11)
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Refutation of Tradition Argument by Mahesvara dasa (Mahesh Raja – Uk)‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa

Tradition Argument by Mahesvara dasa (Mahesh Raja – Uk)
 
The Anti Ritvik “Tradition” argument is just a SMOKE SCREEN  to  SCREW MONEY and  EXPLOIT innocent devotees into SLAVERY (FREE SUBSERVIENT SERVANTS) for the MANIPULATIVE GOONS (so called diksa gurus rubber stamped in ISKCON) to REPLACE Srila Prabhupada the BONAFIDE Diksa Guru:
 
Bhaktivedanta Manor Accounts SALARIES
 
 
 
 
 
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The “Tradition” argument does NOT hold. Srila Prabhupada did many things against the so called Tradition:
1) Traditionally – no Westerners were given Initiation.
2) Traditionally – no Westerners were given Sannyasa.
3) Traditionally – no Acaryas went out of India to Preach.
4) Traditionally – no Tape of Gayatri mantra was used.
5) Traditionally – Ramanvami fast in India is  observed till 12.00pm AFTERNOON.
 
Formalities
 
 
TRADITION

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A Brief Expose of the Rubber-stamped Spiritual Master by Citraketu dasa‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa

Sounds like he is promoting the Gaudiya Matha gurus, whom we need to make sure we are not offending. At the same time he forgets, its the Gaudiya Matha folks that have promoted immature gurus. ys pd

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:19 PM, ‘B. Radha-Govinda Swami (ACBSP)’ via Prabhupadanuga <istagosthi@googlegroups.com> wrote:

If devotees were mature enough to understand guru tattva, there would not be such “my guru”/”your guru” consciousness, ISKCON-wise or not.

Because certain devotees haven’t been mature enough to understand, there are the guru CULT clubs, the multiple cults within the ISKCON society based on this OFF consciousness.

From: ‘Rakesh K Sharma’ via Prabhupadanuga <istagosthi@googlegroups.com>
To: Joseph Langevin <yasoda1008@yahoo.com>; Abridged Recipients <istagosthi@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:26 AM
Subject: RE: A Brief Expose of the Rubber-stamped Spiritual Master by Citraketu dasa

Hare Krishna. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I read the article by Chitraketu which has a lot of valid points. However, the one statement below makes me somewhat alarmed. It almost sounds like he is saying there are some personalities present who can function as spiritual masters in ISKCON. Then there will be some people who will present some individual as a guru , another group someone else, and before you know it you’ve got the same mess again.

YS,
Rama Raghava Dasa

Sincerely,
Rakesh
Sent from my mobile phone/yahoo.com

——– Original message ——–
From: Joseph Langevin <yasoda1008@yahoo.com>
Date: 06/13/2015 1:26 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Abridged Recipients <istagosthi@googlegroups.com>
Cc: Joseph Langevin <yasoda1008@yahoo.com>
Subject: A Brief Expose of the Rubber-stamped Spiritual Master by Citraketu dasa

A Brief Expose of the Rubber-stamped Spiritual Master
BY: CHITRAKETU DAS (ACBSP)

First, however, one must check to make fully sure that there aren’t senior devotees who are actually qualified to be spiritual masters.

Srila Prabhupada stotram by Ananta Ram Sastri – March 1976‏

July 26, 2015 in Articles, Yasoda nandana Dasa

Dear Bhakta Robin

Please accept my pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Within the next few months a proper recording will be done based upon the original tune chanted by Ananta Ram Sastri and approved by Srila Prabhupada in late 1976 in Vrindavana.
With regards
Yours In the service of Srila Prabhupada
Yasoda nandana dasa

Important articles by Mahesvara dasa [Mahesh Raja – UK]‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa

Dear Prabhus and matajis
Please accept my obeisances
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
Please find a few in articles for your reading.
With regards,
Yours in Srila Prabhupada and in the service of His bona fide disciples.
Yasoda nandana dasa
 
Srila Prabhupada IS Diksa Guru
 
 
 
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Only Maha-Bhagavata is Diksa Guru
 
 
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Physically Present  Diksa Guru
 
 
 
 
 

Interesting articles on Guru Issue‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa

“A devotee should have intelligence to know who is deviating. SURRENDER BY YOUR INTELLIGENCE BUT DON’T SURRENDER YOUR INTELLIGENCE.” (SP to Bali Mardana, 1974) 
 
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WHEN I order
 
 
 
 
 
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Become Guru by Order, That’s All
 
 
 
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What We Have Heard from the Spiritual Master, That is Living
 
 

Montreal, Canada – Mini Ratha Yatra July 2015‏

July 26, 2015 in Aprakrita dasa

Dear Prahus and matajis
Please accept my obeisances
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
“He lives forever by His divine instructions and the follower lives with Him”
Srila Prabhupada’s dedication to the Srimad-Bhagavatam  1962- New Delhi, India.
Please find below the link to the Ratha yatra in Montreal with kirtanas led by Nandikesvara Prabhu and Aprakrta Prabhu.   Please post and distribute.
Yours in Srila Prabhupada’s service
Yasoda nandana dasa
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Aprakrita <vedaveda@vedaveda.com>
To: Yasodanandana Dasa <yasoda1008@yahoo.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 4, 2015 11:43 PM
Subject: Mini RY

Hare Krishna
PAMHO AGTSP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fw7dtnSiLM

Aprakrita Dasa

Book Changes even with 1948 Srila Prabhupada’s translations‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa

Revisions – A Very Serious Situation
BY: PALAKA DAS (ACBSP)
Dec 20, 2010 — USA (SUN) — As I read “Interpretations of Bhagavad-gita”, recently published by Sun Staff, I noticed that the English translations of the Sanskrit Gita verses quoted by Srila Prabhupada just did not seem to fit, especially for a paper that was written by him all the way back in 1948. The style and arrangement of words appeared to have been taken from a much later date than the way I felt Srila Prabhupada would have written in India in the 1940’s. It dawned on me, perhaps these English translations were not the original English translations after all. Could it be they may have been changed or edited and not actually from the 1948 versions used in the original paper as presented by Srila Prabhupada?

So I took it upon myself to compare all the verses in this article with an original 1972 Gita along with the revised 1983 Gita. Not surprisingly, the result was this: each and every verse quoted from this 1948 paper came from the 1983 revised and enlarged edition of Bhagavad-gita. How can that be, since in 1948, this revised and enlarged version of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita never even existed in the first place?
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KRSNA’S SMILE AND LAUGH‏

July 26, 2015 in Damaghosa Dasa

SB 3.28.33With devotion steeped in love and affection, the yogī should meditate within the core of his heart upon the laughter of Lord Viṣṇu. The laughter of Viṣṇu is so captivating that it can be easily meditated upon. When the Supreme Lord is laughing, one can see His small teeth, which resemble jasmine buds rendered rosy by the splendor of His lips. Once devoting his mind to this, theyogī should no longer desire to see anything else.


PURPORT

It is recommended that the yogī visualize the laughter of theLord after studying His smile very carefully. These particular descriptions of meditation on the smile, laughter, face, lips and teeth all indicate conclusively that God is not impersonal. It is described herein that one should meditate on the laughter or smiling of Viṣṇu. There is no other activity that can completely cleanse the heart of the devotee. The exceptional beauty of the laughter of Lord Viṣṇuis that when He smiles His small teeth, which resemble the buds of jasmine flowers, at once become reddish, reflecting His rosy lips. If the yogī is able to place the beautiful face of the Lord in the core of his heart, he will be completely satisfied. In other words, when one is absorbed in seeing the beauty of the Lord within himself, the material attraction can no longer disturb him.
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Vrn SB 1.7.23 Sept 20 1976

But we are so rascal that we do not take advice of Kṛṣṇa, we manufacture our own ways, the suffering goes on.Mām eva ye prapadyante māyām etāṁ taranti. This is māyā.He’s thinking that he’ll make his own plan and be happy. That will never be possible. The only plan you have to accept—what is that? Sarvadharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇam[Bg. 18.66]. That is the only plan. You have to get yourself relieved from all other engagements. Simply engage yourself…Not immediately. First of all, you must ready: “Kṛṣṇa, from this day, I am now ready. Whatever You’ll say, I’ll do.” That’s… Immediately you become liberated. Liberated. How liberated? Read the rest of this entry →