Srila Prabhupada Vyaspuja 2018

September 29, 2018 in Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

Dear Srila Prabhupada

Please accept my humble obeisance all glories to your lotus feet.

On this your 122nd Vyasapuja your glories, your books and the message of Lord Chaitanya as well as the distribution of the holy names Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare remain stymied by the constant onslaught of mayas forces. We continue to be isolated in many places around the planet and our association with other devotees at this time is limited mostly to the internet. This is due to a very serious lack of cooperation amongst our rank and file. Bitterness and division still remain with irregular forces of deception around the world continuing to sew doubt and hopelessness with the use of fear and intimidation. I do not know how long we can all continue in this glorious struggle on your behalf without succumbing to the ravages of poverty, weakness, age and disease before we succeed. We are all bound and determined to continue with your instructions regardless of the cost because we firmly believe in your presence, your messages and your divine instructions. The situation here in Canada for the spreading of the original Krsna consciousness movement is very weak for the most part. Any spiritual strength we get is from reports of increased expansion of this movement in pockets of resistance in Quebec and on the west coast of the USA and Canada. Read the rest of this entry →

Srila Prabhupada Vyaspuja 2018

September 7, 2018 in Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisance all glories to your lotus feet.
On this your 122nd Vyasapuja your glories, your books and the message of Lord Chaitanya as well as the distribution of the holy names Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare remain stymied by the constant onslaught of mayas forces. We continue to be isolated in many places around the planet and our association with other devotees at this time is limited mostly to the internet. This is due to a very serious lack of cooperation amongst our rank and file. Bitterness and division still remain with irregular forces of deception around the world continuing to sew doubt and hopelessness with the use of fear and intimidation. I do not know how long we can all continue in this glorious struggle on your behalf without succumbing to the ravages of poverty, weakness, age and disease before we succeed.  We are all bound and determined to continue with your instructions regardless of the cost because we firmly believe in your presence, your messages and your divine instructions. The situation here in Canada for the spreading of the original Krsna consciousness movement is very weak for the most part. Any spiritual  strength we get is from reports of increased expansion of this movement in pockets of resistance in Quebec and on the west coast of the USA and Canada.
Getting out into the streets with regular Hari Nam parties is practically non existent. Prasadam distribution in major cities is scattered at best but improving. Book distribution of original first printing books is expanding very nicely due to online internet offers of bound printed books and E Books of the originals. There is an ever growing shut down of internet freedoms and web sites. Some devotee YouTube channels have been seriously shadow banned so their Hare Krsna messages and your lectures are getting harder and harder to find. More alternative internet sites are being created to remedy the situation. We are ready for whatever personal or collective crisis arises to complete not only our personal instructions from you but any new instructions that you may reveal at anytime or in the future. We are begging for some kind of divine intervention to repair damages done to your movement in this stormy sea of anxiety.  If you can send assistance soon in any capacity possible then please do.
I have a Gita Guide set up with the assistance of some of my senior God brothers and sisters. This guide was apparently approved by you some many years ago. However I have found that there is no interest to expand it’s distribution or even personal use from most devotees. So I study alone when I can with the hope that at least in my next life my service will in some small way be improved and I will be qualified to fight again at your side for your service and the service of all living beings.
For all of us I add this reference from your 1972 Gita. Chapter 11 Text 55 in full text for required reading now. As you have revealed to us all this verse is the essence of the Bhagavad Gita and must be read and understood with gratitude at your lotus feet. Thank you so very much Srila Prabhupada for not kicking me away from your lotus feet regardless of my short comings.
Your Eternal Servant
Hasti Gopala dasa
September 4  2018

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The Perfection Of Life

May 25, 2018 in Articles, Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

The Perfection Of Life
by Hasti Gopala dasa

This quote is from the purport of Srila Prabhupada’s sixth canto part three chapter 16, text thirty nine from his commentaries on the Srimad Bhagavatam, the 1975 edition. Page 128.
We will see just how merciful Srila Prabhupada is to the whole universe and how
Lord Caitanya cares about and loves all of us miserable living beings. They have the door wide open for us. We need not even knock, just dance forward with the
holy names on our tongues. Here it is.

“The perfection of life is to be uninterested in attachment to material enjoyment and interested in Krsna. If one comes to Krsna consciousness somehow or other, even for material gain, the result is that he will be liberated. Kamad dvesad bhayat snehat. Whether for the satisfaction of material desires, because of the influence of envy, because of fear, because of affection or because of any other reason, if one comes to Krsna  his life is successful. “

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

He lives forever by his divine instructions and the follower lives with him.

YS  Hasti Gopala Dasa

Notes from my Second Gita Guide Class

May 11, 2018 in Articles, Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

The Gita Study GUide

The notes I took are sections from the Gita Guide that I find interesting. They are not from my intellect or mind.

By: Hasti Gopala dasa

The ease and clarity with which the author expounds upon the text beckon even students unfamiliar with Indian religious tradition into a genuine understanding and appreciation of this monumental work.
Other features, such as the fifty-six color paintings illustrating the text, and informative introduction, indexes, a glossary, a guide to pronunciation of the Sanskrit, and the other appendixes, make this edition of Bhagavad-Gita a real treasure to students of this perennial classic.
The Gita has long been considered the essence of Vedic philosophy and spirituality. As the essence of the 108 Upanisads, it is sometimes referred to as Gitopanisad.
Arjuna, forgetful of his prescribed duty as a ksatriya (warrior) whose duty is to fight for a righteous cause in a holy war, decides, for personally motivated reasons, not to fight. Krsna, Who has agreed to act as the driver of Arjuna’s chariot, sees His friend and devotee in illusion and perplexity and proceeds to enlighten Arjuna regarding his immediate social duty (varna-dharma) as a warrior and, more important, his eternal duty or nature (sanatana-dharma) as an eternal spiritual entity in relationship with God. Thus the relevance and universality of Krsna’s teachings transcend the immediate historical setting of Arjuna’s battle field dilemma. Krsna speaks for the benefit of all souls who have forgotten their eternal nature, the ultimate goal of existence, and their eternal relationship with Him.
It is important to note, in this connection, that the humanlike form of Krsna visible to Arjuna on the battle field is not a material, carnal form “assumed” or “manifested” by Krsna for the world of men. According to the text, the form seen by Arjuna is Krsna’s own original form, purely spiritual and transcendental. But although Krsna is visible to all those present, only those with eyes “tinged with devotion” can understand that He Himself is the “Supreme Person,” the Godhead. The universal form (visva-rupa) revealed by Krsna to Arjuna in the eleventh chapter is not in any sense a higher manifestation of Krsna, but only a temporary display of His controlling power as eternal time (kala) in the cosmic universe.
Since religion-philosophical concepts are most often experientially based, it is increasingly evident that to gain more than stereotyped or superficial knowledge, the student or researcher must approach the subject not as a hostile critic but as a cautious sympathizer, as unhampered as possible by his own academic or personal prejudices. This is how we should approach the Gita.
Especially when dealing with Vedic spiritual philosophy, which is never theoretical but always aimed at practical transformations of consciousness and perception, we should approach with philosophical introspection. Indeed, intellectual astuteness without sincere eagerness to understand truth has always been considered, in Vedic culture, ineffectual in the realm of spiritual knowledge. The mysteries of transcendental wisdom are revealed to one who has firm faith in God and guru: “Only unto those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual master are all the imports of Vedic knowledge automatically revealed.” 
In the traditional Vedic system of education, the disciple always approaches the guru in an attitude of submission and faith.
After choosing a qualified guru, he submits himself for instruction in a humble, non-arrogant way, as Arjuna does in the Gita itself: “Now I am confused about my duty and have lost all composure because of weakness. In this condition I am asking You to tell me clearly what is best for me. Now I am Your disciple, and a soul surrendered unto You. Please instruct me.” [BG 2.7] Frequently, throughout the text, Krsna reminds Arjuna that He is revealing confidential truths because of Arjuna’s faithful, non envious attitude. At the conclusion of His teachings, He instructs Arjuna further, “This confidential knowledge may not be explained to those who are not austere, or devoted, or engaged in devotional service, nor to one who is envious of Me.” [BG 18.67]
Although we ourselves may not be approaching the Gita as disciples but as critical students, if we study it in a mood of critical introspection and philosophical inquisitiveness, our experience of the Gita will be more penetrating.
Yoga involves withdrawing the mind and senses from sense objects and, through unattached action, meditation, philosophical speculation or devotion (depending on which system of yoga one employs), gradually detaching oneself from the mundane world and ultimately realizing the self and his relationship with God.
Although there is some mention of Astanga-yoga (“the eightfold path”), the Gita deals primarily with three important systems of yoga; Karma-yoga (“the yoga of action”), jnana yoga (“the yoga of knowledge”) and bhakti-yoga (“the yoga of devotion”). In karma-yoga, one acts in selfless duty to the Supreme, sacrificing the fruits of one’s work to God. This purifies the actor and releases him from material entanglement. In jnana-yoga, on gradually cultivates spiritual knowledge by philosophical induction, exercising the intellect to differentiate between matter and spirit.

Krsna Intelligence Is Not Artificial Intelligence

May 3, 2018 in Articles, Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

Krsna Intelligence Is Not Artificial Intelligence
By Hasti Gopala dasa May 2/2018
All kinds of services to Krsna via the bona fide spiritual master must be made available at any time so that the people may be able to serve Krsna with love and devotion as described below in the original Bhagavad Gita As It Is. If one is intelligent, sincere, and devoted to the activities of devotional service then Krsna will give him the chance to make progress to go back home back to Godhead. If there are no services available for the people where they are then the people are obliged to create such services having the right to such services via a bona fide spiritual master’s instructions. The source intelligence of the bona fide spiritual master’s instructions come from his teachings not from the constant flux of mental speculation which is to be understood as unstable. Bona fide Vedic knowledge is never understood to be in flux it is understood to be in steadiness.  With sufficient intelligence one can tell the difference between artificially derived intelligence and transcendentally derived intelligence. The author and commentator Srila Prabhupada states below that if one is not intelligent enough then Krsna from within will give him the needed instructions so that he can ultimately go to Him. Please see Ch. 10 Text 10 bottom of this posting.
Artificial Intelligence or AI is not capable of this as it presently does not represent an understanding of even the basics of bhakti-yoga as presented in the original Bhagavad Gita As It Is.  The purpose of intelligence is to understand Vedic knowledge. Modern societies do not need to interact or relate to AI because the living entity needs to understand Krsna the Supreme Personality of Godhead. AI is not providing that understanding, it is subject to constant flux because it has no knowledge of the field of activities as presented in Chapter 13 Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness Text 6-7of the original Bhagavad Gita As It Is.
Intelligence is created by God, Krsna as stated here in Chapter 10 The Opulence of the Absolute Texts 4-5.
“Intelligence, knowledge, freedom from doubt and delusion, forgiveness, truthfulness, self-control and calmness, pleasure and pain, birth, death, fear, fearlessness, nonviolence, equanimity, satisfaction, austerity, charity, fame and infamy are created by Me alone.”
Everyone is allowed to understand what is intelligence and what is knowledge that is real freedom. By that understanding and freedom one can intelligently recognize who and what is a bona fide spiritual master while comprehending the knowledge that the bona fide source presents. Srila Prabhupada explains further what intelligence refers to in the opening of Texts 4-5 of Chapter 10 here below.
“Intelligence refers to the power of analyzing things in proper perspective, and knowledge refers to understanding what is spirit and what is matter. Ordinary knowledge obtained by a university education pertains only to matter, and it is not accepted here as knowledge. Knowledge means knowing the distinction between spirit and matter. In modern education there is no knowledge about the spirit; they are simply taking care of the material elements and bodily needs. Therefore academic knowledge is not complete.”  So we can understand here that AI or Artificial Intelligence is not accepted as a source of knowledge because it has no knowledge about the spirit so as a result we can see that AI is counter productive to a free society. Real Intelligence or RI is needed  for a society to be able to free itself from the non permanent material field of activities. That Real Intelligence comes from recognizing bona fide intelligence sources and applying that real knowledge in a free and joyful manner.
From Chapter 3 Text 43 Srila Prabhupada writes:
With intelligence one has to seek out the constitutional position of the soul and then engage the mind always in Krsna consciousness. That solves the whole problem. A neophyte spiritualist is generally advised to keep aloof from the objects of senses. One has to strengthen the mind by use of intelligence. If by intelligence one engages one’s mind in Krsna consciousness, by complete surrender unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, then, automatically, the mind becomes stronger, and even though the senses are very strong, like serpents, they will be no more effective than serpents with broken fangs. But even though the soul is the master of intelligence and mind, and the senses also, still, unless it is strengthened by association with Krsna in Krsna consciousness, there is every chance of falling down due to the agitated mind.”
One persons intelligence source and that persons ability to apply said intelligence to apparent circumstances depends first on that persons ability to recognize the needs of the present. There are as many needs of the present as there are persons in the world. Not all people share the same environment, circumstances, bodies or mental capabilities. They all do share one common place and that place is as spiritual beings in direct relation to the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krsna.
Chapter 2 Text 69
“What is night for all beings is the time of awakening for the self-controlled; and the time of awakening for all beings is night for the introspective sage.”

Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute

TEXT 10
tesam satata-yuktanam
bhajatam priti-purvakam
dadami buddhi-yogam tam
yena mam upayanti te
SYNONYMS
tesam—unto them; satata-yuktanam—always engaged; bhajatam—in devotional service; priti-purvakam—in loving ecstasy; dadami—I give; buddhi-yogam—real intelligence; tam—that; yena—by which; mam—unto Me; upayanti-come; te—they.
TRANSLATION
To those who are constantly devoted and worship Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me.
PURPORT
In this verse the word buddhi-yogam is very significant. We may remember that in the Second Chapter the Lord, instructing Arjuna, said that He had spoken to him of many things and that He would instruct him in the way of buddhi-yoga. Now buddhi-yoga is explained. Buddhi-yogam itself is action in Krsna consciousness; that is the highest intelligence. Buddhi means intelligence, and yogam means mystic activities or mystic elevation. When one tries to go back home, back to Godhead, and takes fully to Krsna consciousness in devotional service, his action is called buddhi-yogam. In other words, buddhi-yogam is the process by which one gets out of the entanglement of this material world. The ultimate goal of progress is Krsna. People do not know this; therefore the association of devotees and a bona fide spiritual master are important. One should know that the goal is Krsna, and when the goal is assigned, then the path is slowly but progressively traversed, and the ultimate goal is achieved.
When a person knows the goal of life but is addicted to the fruits of activities, he is acting in karma-yoga. When he knows that the goal is Krsna, but he takes pleasure in mental speculations to understand Krsna, he is acting in jnana-yoga. And when he knows the goal and seeks Krsna completely in Krsna consciousness and devotional service, he is acting in bhakti-yoga, or buddhi-yoga, which is the complete yoga. This complete yoga is the highest perfectional stage of life.
A person may have a bona fide spiritual master and may be attached to a spiritual organization, but still, if he is not intelligent enough to make progress, then Krsna from within gives him instructions so that he may ultimately come to Him without difficulty. The qualification is that a person always engage himself in Krsna consciousness and with love and devotion render all kinds of services. He should perform some sort of work for Krsna, and that work should be with love. If a devotee is intelligent enough, he will make progress on the path of self-realization. If one is sincere and devoted to the activities of devotional service, the Lord gives him a chance to make progress and ultimately attain to Him.


And Lord Krishna sent Srila Prabhupada, His bona fide representative

April 28, 2018 in Articles, Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

All glories to Srila Prabhupada please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Lord Narasimha.

In my search I found an old page from Krishna.org titled: Who’s Representing Srila Prabhupada?

Who’s Representing Srila Prabhupada?

When our accepted leader Srila Prabhupada gives a command we continue to follow that command until otherwise instructed whether he is physically present in the field or whether he is not. Srila Prabhupada is his own authority in the same way that Krsna is His own authority. The authority of Srila Prabhupada cannot be removed by anyone regardless of whether Srila Prabhupada appointed anyone to any position or not. His instructions and commands must match his original dispatches otherwise confusion and stalemate will result. Anyone can study his original works to decide if his instructions and commands are being followed, anyone. If it is found by those searching that changes have been made to any original instructions by anyone other than Srila Prabhupada then one is not bound to follow the instructing authorities who approve of those changes regardless of their approved or illegitimate position. Necessary changes to one’s life and position within society will come about by reading Srila Prabhupada’s original books and instructions not by adhering to those who’s lives are constantly changing via mental speculation. By reading and re reading again and again the original transcendental literature by Srila Prabhupada one will find new incites and realizations and make spiritual progress that only Srila Prabhupada can convey to the student. Below are two verses from the original 1972 Bhagavad Gita As It Is that I think address this present topic in general. Some parts are underlined by me that I find significant. One has to decide for themselves if they do or not. Going through these verses completely will mean that one is still searching sincerely and that is all that anyone can ask.

Ys Hasti Gopala dasa

Chapter 4: Transcendental Knowledge
TEXT 7
yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata
abhyutthanam adharmasya
tadatmanam srjamy aham
SYNONYMS
yada—whenever; yada—wherever; hi—certainly; dharmasya—of religion; glanih—discrepancies; bhavati—manifested, becomes; bharata—O descendant of Bharata; abhyutthanam—predominance; adharmasya—of irreligion; tada—at that time; atmanam—self; srjami—manifest; aham—I.

TRANSLATION
Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion—at that time I descend Myself.

PURPORT
The word srjami is significant herein. Srjami cannot be used in the sense of creation, because, according to the previous verse, there is no creation of the Lord’s form or body, since all of the forms are eternally existent. Therefore srjami means that the Lord manifests Himself as He is. Although the Lord appears on schedule, namely at the end of Dvapara-yuga of the twenty-eighth millennium of the eighth Manu, in one day of Brahma, still He has no obligation to adhere to such rules and regulations because He is completely free to act in many ways at His will. He therefore appears by His own will whenever there is a predominance of irreligiosity and a disappearance of true religion. Principles of religion are laid down in the Vedas, and any discrepancy in the matter of properly executing the rules of the Vedas makes one irreligious. In the Bhagavatam it is stated that such principles are the laws of the Lord. Only the Lord can manufacture a system of religion. The Vedas are also accepted as originally spoken by the Lord Himself to Brahma, from within his heart. Therefore, the principles of dharma, or religion, are the direct orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead (dharmam tu saksat-bhagavat-pranitam). These principles are clearly indicated throughout the Bhagavad-gita. The purpose of the Vedas is to establish such principles under the order of the Supreme Lord, and the Lord directly orders, at the end of the Gita, that the highest principle of religion is to surrender unto Him only, and nothing more. The Vedic principles push one towards complete surrender unto Him; and, whenever such principles are disturbed by the demonic, the Lord appears. From the Bhagavatam we understand that Lord Buddha is the incarnation of Krsna who appeared when materialism was rampant and materialists were using the pretext of the authority of the Vedas. Although there are certain restrictive rules and regulations regarding animal sacrifice for particular purposes in the Vedas, people of demonic tendency still took to animal sacrifice without reference to the Vedic principles. Lord Buddha appeared to stop this nonsense and to establish the Vedic principles of nonviolence. Therefore each and every avatara, or incarnation of the Lord, has a particular mission, and they are all described in the revealed scriptures. No one should be accepted as an avatara unless he is referred to by scriptures. It is not a fact that the Lord appears only on Indian soil. He can advent Himself anywhere and everywhere, and whenever He desires to appear. In each and every incarnation, He speaks as much about religion as can be understood by the particular people under their particular circumstances. But the mission is the same—to lead people to God consciousness and obedience to the principles of religion. Sometimes He descends personally, and sometimes He sends His bona fide representative in the form of His son, or servant, or Himself in some disguised form.
The principles of the Bhagavad-gita were spoken to Arjuna, and, for that matter, to other highly elevated persons, because he was highly advanced compared to ordinary persons in other parts of the world. Two plus two equals four is a mathematical principle that is true both in the beginner’s arithmetic class and in the advanced class as well. Still, there are higher and lower mathematics. In all incarnations of the Lord, therefore, the same principles are taught, but they appear to be higher and lower in varied circumstances. The higher principles of religion begin with the acceptance of the four orders and the four statuses of social life, as will be explained later. The whole purpose of the mission of incarnations is to arouse Krsna consciousness everywhere. Such consciousness is manifest and nonmanifest only under different circumstances.

Srila Prabhupada is fully represented in this next translation. To deny that he is by anyone means that they are free to follow otherwise. However to accept that Srila Prabhupada is fully represented in this verse means that one is accepting that Srila Prabhupada is infallible. Therefore one has the freedom to accept his original instructions without compromise or encroachment
by any other authority and will not suffer any loss in one’s spiritual progress.

Chapter 15: The Yoga of the Supreme Person
TEXT 5
nirmana-moha jita-sanga-dosa
adhyatma-nitya vinivrtta-kamah
dvandvair vimuktah sukha-duhkha-samjnair
gacchanty amudhah padam avyayam tat
SYNONYMS
nir—without; mana—respect; mohah—illusion; jita—having conquered; sanga—association; dosah—faulty; adhyatma—spiritual; nityah—eternity; vinivrtta—associated; kamah—lusts; dvandvaih—with duality; vimuktah—liberated; sukha-duhkha—happiness and distress; samjnaih—named; gacchanti—attains; amudhah—unbewildered; padam—situation; avyayam—eternal; tat—that.

TRANSLATION
One who is free from illusion, false prestige, and false association, who understands the eternal, who is done with material lust and is freed from the duality of happiness and distress, and who knows how to surrender unto the Supreme Person, attains to that eternal kingdom.

PURPORT
The surrendering process is described here very nicely. The first qualification is that one should not be deluded by pride. Because the conditioned soul is puffed up, thinking himself the lord of material nature, it is very difficult for him to surrender unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One should know by the cultivation of real knowledge that he is not lord of material nature; the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Lord. When one is free from delusion caused by pride, he can begin the process of surrender. For one who is always expecting some honor in this material world, it is not possible to surrender to the Supreme Person. Pride is due to illusion, for although one comes here, stays for a brief time and then goes away, he has the foolish notion that he is the lord of the world. He thus makes all things complicated, and he is always in trouble. The whole world moves under this impression. People are considering that the land, this earth, belongs to human society, and they have divided the land under the false impression that they are the proprietors. One has to get out of this false notion that human society is the proprietor of this world. When one is freed from such a false notion, he becomes free from all the false associations caused by familial, social, and national affections. These fake associations bind one to this material world. After this stage, one has to develop spiritual knowledge. One has to cultivate knowledge of what is actually his own and what is actually not his own. And, when one has an understanding of things as they are, he becomes free from all dual conceptions such as happiness and distress, pleasure and pain. He becomes full in knowledge; then it is possible for him to surrender to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

AI Lacks Real Intelligence

April 26, 2018 in Articles, Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

 AI Lacks Real Intelligence.
hasti gopala dasa.
Pranams

Seems as if Paramatma is hinting at a new article regarding this so called AI threat and so called AI ability. All intelligence will come from Him and Srila Prabhupada of course. I’ll keep you posted.
Ys Hasti
Excerpt from Chapter 7 Text 15 Bhagavad Gita
The atheistic plan-makers are described herein by the word duskrtina, or “miscreants.” Krtina means one who has performed meritorious work. The atheist planmaker is sometimes very intelligent and meritorious also, because any gigantic plan, good or bad, must take intelligence to execute. But because the atheist’s brain is improperly utilized in opposing the plan of the Supreme Lord, the atheistic planmaker is called duskrtina, which indicates that his intelligence and efforts are misdirected.
There are a great number of mayayapahrta-jnanas at the present moment, even amongst the scholars of the Gita. In the Gita, in plain and simple language, it is stated that Sri Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. There is none equal to or greater than Him. He is mentioned as the father of Brahma, the original father of all human beings. In fact, Sri Krsna is said to be not only the father of Brahma but also the father of all species of life. He is the root of the impersonal Brahman and Paramatma; the Supersoul in every entity is His plenary portion. He is the fountainhead of everything, and everyone is advised to surrender unto His lotus feet. Despite all these clear statements, the mayayapahrta-jnana deride the Personality of the Supreme Lord and consider Him merely another human being. They do not know that the blessed form of human life is designed after the eternal and transcendental feature of the Supreme Lord.
All the unauthorized interpretations of the Gita by the class of mayayapahrta-jnana, outside the purview of the parampara system, are so many stumbling blocks in the path of spiritual understanding. The deluded interpreters do not surrender unto the lotus feet of Sri Krsna, nor do they teach others to follow this principle.

Book Changers Deluded Persons

April 22, 2018 in Articles, Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

As long as they consider the pure devotee to be fallible then they will consider his service to be fallible. Thus with their illusion
based on envy and hate they constantly seek out new avenues to travel with their desires trying to control the will of the pure devotee. That is not possible and it is leaving them outside of the reality they think they understand. Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad Gita As It Is 1972 edition was not created by material energies as confirmed below. Therefore its original version is the correct version verified here from the Bhagavad Gita As It Is by the original author as dictated by the original person the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krsna. This is verified below from that original 1972 Bhagavad Gita As It Is. Therefore the original 1972 edition of the Bhagavad Gita As It Is is it’s own authority. There is no other.

Ys Hasti Gopala dasa

Chapter 7: Knowledge of the Absolute
TEXT 27
iccha-dvesa-samutthena
dvandva-mohena bharata
sarva-bhutani sammoham
sarge yanti parantapa
SYNONYMS

iccha—desire; dvesa—hate; samutthena—born; dvandva—duality; mohena—overcome; bharata—O scion of Bharata; sarva—all; bhutani—living entities; sammoham—into delusion; sarge—in creation; yanti—go; parantapa—O conquerer of enemies.

TRANSLATION

O scion of Bharata [Arjuna], O conquerer of the foe, all living entities are born into delusion, overcome by the dualities of desire and hate.

PURPORT

The real constitutional position of the living entity is that of subordination to the Supreme Lord, who is pure knowledge. When one is deluded into separation from this pure knowledge, he becomes controlled by illusory energy and cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The illusory energy is manifested in the duality of desire and hate. Due to desire and hate, the ignorant person wants to become one with the Supreme Lord and envies Krsna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Pure devotees, who are not so deluded or contaminated by desire and hate, can understand that Lord Sri Krsna appears by His internal potencies, but those who are deluded by duality and nescience think that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is created by material energies. This is their misfortune. Such deluded persons, symptomatically, dwell in dualities of dishonor and honor, misery and happiness, woman and man, good and bad, pleasure and pain, etc., thinking, “This is my wife; this is my house; I am the master of this house; I am the husband of this wife.” These are the dualities of delusion. Those who are so deluded by dualities are completely foolish and therefore cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

The Failure of The Book Changers.

April 22, 2018 in Articles, Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

The Failure of The Book Changers.
Compiled by: Hasti Gopala dasa
They have tried to tell Srila Prabhupada what the Bhagavad Gita As It Is is supposed to be

instead of letting Srila Prabhupada tell them what it is supposed to be.

That is improper scientific method and certainly improper literary method. So they have failed to properly understand
Srila Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad Gita As It Is and yet they promote themselves as teachers and authorities.
So we suggest that one let His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada the author inform the reader.
As a result this science will be properly learned, understood and taught to others in it’s original form by those following the
proper scientific and literary methods used by the author and the authority.

Srila Prabhupada Vyaspuja 2017 – Hasti Gopala Dasa

August 15, 2017 in Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

Srila Prabhupada Vyaspuja 2017

Dear Srila Prabhupada.

Please accept my humble obeisance’s all glories to your lotus feet.

Intervening distractions tampered and do
With my daily service as it should be
Since I made my connection with you
I have been able to sometimes see

Peripheral temptations are being subdued
As my body aches and grows old
Your complete mercy has imbued
Me to follow your courage so bold

Constant parapets my mind has tried
While daily hearing your instructing song
Shouting to the world that you never died
And your lotus feet is where we belong.

Your Eternal Servant

Hasti  Gopala dasa

Bhagavad Gita Classes

August 8, 2017 in Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

Pranams

Bhagavad Gita classes start Sunday April 8th 2018 at our house temple. Two Sundays a month with each class being a two hour session with prasadam. The appointed time start these classes will be posted later.

My wife and I will be the first students. Printed Gita Guides and Bhagavad Gita’s are $5 each. However those who cannot afford to purchase may borrow the Gita’s and the Guides for each class turning them in at the end of each session. Note pads and pens must be supplied by the students.

Ys Hasti Gopala dasa

This Band of Srila Prabhupada Siblings

August 4, 2016 in Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

Submitted by Yasoda nandana Dasa

This band of siblings includes our sisters who sacrificed their lives
This band of sisters who dance for Krsna and Srila Prabhupada
This band of brothers who who enjoy and now revives
The holy name of Krsna with their sisters will forever laud
This band of siblings who drew from their youth with joy
Their lives and talents to teach others the life of true path
Their resultant rewards of eternal response to enjoy
The whole worlds tearful joy of their love of God bath
This band of Srila Prabhupada siblings have never gone down
This band of Srila Prabhupada siblings are keeping Krsna’s  name

This band of siblings have kept always the holy sound
And we will never leave the worlds people with shame

For we all will forever chant the holy name.

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Ys Hasti Gopala dasa  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZOJ0_sRznM

Srila Prabhupada in Tompkins Square Park 1966 (B&W)

July 12, 2016 in Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

Submitted by: Hasti Gopala Dasa

Reporter: Have you ever had people come to you who had previously been involved with a fake guru?
Śrīla Prabhupāda: Yes, there are many.

Reporter: Were their spiritual lives in any way spoiled by the fake gurus?

Śrīla Prabhupāda: No, they were genuinely seeking something spiritual, and that was their qualification. God is within everyone’s heart, and as soon as someone genuinely seeks Him, He helps that person find a genuine guru.

Reporter: Have the real gurus like yourself ever tried to put a stop to the false gurus—that is, put pressure on them to put them out of business, so to speak?

Śrīla Prabhupāda: No, that is not my purpose. I started my movement simply by chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. I chanted in New York in a place called Tompkins Square Park, and soon people began to come to me. In this way, the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement gradually developed. Many accepted, and many did not accept. Those who are fortunate have accepted.
Books : The Science of Self Realization : SSR 2: Choosing a Spiritual Master : What Is a Guru? :

Srila Prabhupada: I then rented one store-front and an apartment at 26 Second Avenue for $200 per month, but without any source of income. I started my classes and sometimes, on Sundays, I used to chant Hare Krishna Mantra in Tomkins Square Park from three to 5 P.M. During this time, all the young boys and girls used to gather around me, sometimes poet Ginsberg would come to see me, and sometimes a reporter from the New York Times came to see me. In this way, the Hare Krishna Mantra chanting became very popular on the Lower East Side.
Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Hanuman Prasad Poddar

Srila Prabhupada: –  I am very glad to learn from your letter dated 2nd July that both yourself and Acyutananda went to Babu Ghat for chanting Hare Krsna. I am very glad to learn it. The same process I adopted in your country when I started my Sankirtana in Tompkins Square, New York. Krsna was so kind to send to me all these boys and girls who are helping me now.– Los Angeles 10 July, 1970

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4CSpkcl8Fs

Srila Prabhupada One Can Worship Krishna Within The Mind – Prabhupada 0011

June 23, 2016 in Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

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So even the description of activities of a devotees on going desires and activity in the manner of audio or writing serving Srila Prabhupada and Krsna are to be understood to be non different from the physical reality. Therefore these meditative activities in what ever form must be recognized by the society as a whole so that then everyone is incorporated into the mission 24 hours a day.
Ys  Hasti Gopala dasa

Srila Prabhupada explains the beauty of devotional service

May 29, 2016 in Hasti Gopala Dasa by Laksman dasa

Submitted by: Hasti Gopala Dasa

Chapter 8: Attaining the Supreme

TEXT 28
vedesu yajnesu tapahsu caiva
danesu yat punya-phalam pradistam
atyeti tat sarvam idam viditva
yogi param sthanam upaiti cadyam
SYNONYMS
vedeṣu—in the study of the Vedas; yajñeṣu—in the performances of yajña, sacrifice; tapaḥsu—undergoing different types of austerities; ca—also; eva—certainly; dāneṣu—in giving charities; yat—that which; puṇya-phalam—the result of pious work; pradiṣṭam—directed; atyeti—surpasses; tat—all those; sarvam idam—all those described above; viditvā—knowing; yogī—the devotee; param—supreme; sthānam—abode; upaiti—achieved peace; ca—also; ādyam—original.
TRANSLATION
A person who accepts the path of devotional service is not bereft of the results derived from studying the Vedas, performing austere sacrifices, giving charity or pursuing philosophical and fruitive activities. At the end he reaches the supreme abode.