Bonds of Love-Jyotirmayi devi dasi remembrances of Srila Prabhupada

August 10, 2017 in Aprakrita dasa, Articles by Laksman dasa

Bonds of Love: Jyotirmayi Devi Dasi

compliments of Aprakrita das from vedaveda.com

Jyotirmayi was planning to go to Nepal to become a Buddhist monk when the devotees in Paris suggested that she and her friend, Mondakini, visit Prabhupada in London instead.

When I met Prabhupada, I expected something mystical to happen, but he was practical, and that put me off. Yet, I was attracted when Prabhupada looked at me because I felt he was seeing everything inside me.Three other things made me become a devotee instead of a Buddhist: First, I loved chanting the Hare Krishna mantra, and the most extraordinary thing I’d ever heard was Prabhupada chanting it. Prabhupada made kirtana a meditation; he was completely absorbed in the mantra and he absorbed us in it.

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Mini Ratha Yatra

July 21, 2017 in Aprakrita dasa, Videos by Laksman dasa

Source: https://vedaveda.com/portal/fr-fr/medias/videos/bhajans-kirtans-festivals-harinams/1147-ratha-yatra-2017

Srila Prabhupada re: the definition of a demon

March 5, 2017 in Aprakrita dasa by Laksman dasa


Every morning, a different devotee comes up to Paradisio to visit Swamiji for a day. Although there is no formal initiation ritual or fire sacrifice, Swamiji chants on the initiates’ beads and bestows spiritual names: Aniruddha, Uddhava, Murari, Devananda.
One day, when Janaki visits, she takes exception to the painting of Lord Nrishingadev tearing out the entrails of the demon Hiranyakashipu. “It’s really ghastly, Swamiji, she says, making a face.
“For the devotees, it is beautiful,” he says. “The devotee praises Lord Nrishingadev: dalita hiranyakashipu tanu bhringam. ‘With the nails of Your beautiful hands, you have torn apart this wasp-like demon.’ Hiranyakashipu was such a great demon that he even tried to kill his small son, Prahlad Maharaj, just because he was a devotee. So the Lord killed Hiranyakashipu to protect His devotee and liberate the demon.”
“But there are no such demons now, Swamiji,” Janaki says.
“Oh yes,” Swamiji says. “Demon means nondevotee.”
“Maybe we shouldn’t call them demons,” Kirtanananda suggests. “People will never come if we call them demons.”
“But they are demons,” Swamiji says. “If you are not a devotee, you’re a demon.”
“Aren’t most people somewhere in between?” Kirtanananda persists.
“‘In between’ means demon,” Swamiji says.
“But most people never heard of Krishna,” Kirtanananda says. “How can they be called demons?”
“Everyone has heard of God,” Swamiji says. “Krishna is God. Anyway, they may be innocent; therefore we are informing them. But actually, because they’re here in this material world, they are not really innocent. Somehow, they’ve chosen to forget Krishna, and are therefore demons.”
“I thought that in Krishna consciousness, you see Krishna in everyone,” Kirtanananda says.
“Yes,” Swamiji says, “Krishna is also in the demon. But does this mean that we aspire to be demons? Unless you distinguish between demons and devotees, you cannot progress in Krishna consciousness.”
(From the “The Hare Krishna Explosion” by HG Hayagriva dasa)

MINI RATHA-YATRA 2016 Montreal

August 8, 2016 in Aprakrita dasa, Festivals by Laksman dasa

Source: http://www.vedaveda.com/prabhupadaroom/nouvelles-du-jour/58-ressources/dossiers/festivals-et-celebrations/1635-mini-ratha-yatra-2016

by Riya

Montreal, Canada – Mini Ratha Yatra July 2015‏

July 26, 2015 in Aprakrita dasa by Riya

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

by Riya

Departure of Brahmananda prabhu‏

June 12, 2015 in Aprakrita dasa by Riya

Brram1_largeHare Krishna
PAMHO AGTSP

Dear Maharajas and Prabhus,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
It is with great saddness that I wish to inform you all that our dear god-brother Brahmananda Prabhu passed away this afternoon at 3:31 pm IST in his room in Vrindavan Dham.
Gargamuni Prabhu, Mahadevi Mataji along with Dr. Ashu, Saranga Thakur Das, Dharmatma Das and few other devotees were present when he passed away.
Dharmatma Das, a devotee of the ISKCON Vrindavan temple, has been taking care of Brahmananda Prabhu for the past few years. Dharmatma called me yesterday to inform that Brahmanada Prabhu’s condition was serious and a local doctor was attending to him.
I then spoke to Brahmanada Prabhu on the phone and told him that I would be sending a doctor from Delhi to examine him. Dr. Ashu, who was sent from Delhi, conducted the initial examination and felt his condition was very serious and was of the opinion that he should be moved to the Apollo hospital in New Delhi. Meanwhile, Dr. Krishna Priya from the Delhi temple had spoken to his friend who is a senior doctor in the Apollo hospital for making the necessary arrangements.
This afternoon the local devotees in Vrindavan had called the ambulance and were getting ready to bring Brahmananda Prabhu to Delhi. But he collasped before they could take him out of his room and into the ambulance.
Last night when I was on the phone with Brahmananda Prabhu, I suggested that he come to Delhi to undergo medical tests. But he was very reluctant to the idea of leavining Vrindavan.
And Krishna fulfilled his desire to leave his body in Vrindavan Dham and that to on the most auspicious day of Srila Vakresvara Pandit’s appearance day.
Saranga Thakur of the Vrindavan temple is now working on obtaning the permissions from the police and US Embassy for his last rites which would probably be performed tomorrow morning.
Your servant,
Gopal Krishna Goswami

Aprakrita Dasa

Harinam in Montreal

May 20, 2014 in Aprakrita dasa, Articles, Harinama by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krishna prabhus

PAMHO AGTSP

Voici notre harinam du 17 mai.
Here is our harinam of May 17.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFsyrMFTjYA

Ys
Aprakrita Dasa