Srila Prabhupada Explains His 1935 Vyasa-Puja Homage

December 10, 2015 in Srila Prabhupada by Yasoda nandana dasa

Submitted by: Yasoda nanadana Dasa

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati’s disappearance day
(Monday December 28th 2015) 

Srila Prabhupada Explains His 1935 Vyasa-Puja Homage

Disappearance Day of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Hyderabad, December 10, 1976

Srila Prabhupäda: (reading from Back To Godhead) “… simple expression of reverence and love. The disciple, Abhay Charan Dasa, was to become His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedänta Swämï Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of International Society, Krishna Consciousness. ” So whatever I appreciated forty years ago, the same principle is going on. We have no change. What I understood my spiritual master… Practically I met him in 1922 and this poetry was written in 1936. 

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Krsna Balarama Mandir- Brahmana initiation-Vancouver Canada

July 14, 2014 in Articles, Brahmana, Damaghosa Dasa, Diksa, Initiation, Srila Prabhupada by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to all
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Yesterday, Sunday July 13th, 2014 at the Krsna Balarama Mandir, maintained by Navadvipa and his family of 5, saw Yasoda Nandana Prabhu, a senior disciple of Srila Prabhupada officiate on behalf of Srila Prabhupada and perform a fire yajna for the second or brahmana initiation of Ramchandra das, Laxman das and Radha devi dasi, the three children of Navadvipa and Vrajabhumi prabhus.

It was hot, both outside and inside, ecstatic and wonderful all at the same time. Yasoda nandan prabhu traveling all the way from LA Calif, and others from Alachua Florida, and others from parts of Washington, as well as local devotees in Canada, all participated by throwing grains into the sacrificial fire, each grain equal in benefit to thousands of ashvamedha sacrifices, all for the pleasure of Lord Vishnu who presided in many forms, especially in the–Fire !

The kirtan at the end went wild, while the matajis prepared for distribution of a feast that was seemingly without end in numbers of preparations. Everything went nicely, the Krsna prasad was super delicious,
the association divine, and as everybody departed, I think we all felt a little bit closer to Lord Krsna and Lord Balaram , what to speak of Srila Prabhupada, without whom, none of this would have been possible.

Hare Krsna
Damaghosa das

Srila Prabhupada defines “Karmis”

July 3, 2014 in Artilces, Srila Prabhupada by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna Prabhus,

Pranams.. All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Just sharing some nectar from His Divine Grace..
Yhs, Bal.

Srila Prabhupada defines “Karmis”

Extract from morning walk April 24th 1976, Srila Prabhupada’s last visit to Melbourne Australia.
Please see full conversation…

Guru-kṛpā: The jñānīs, they are trying to study Vedānta to find out what is the end. So that is better than being karmī.
Prabhupāda: Yes.
Guru-kṛpā: Even if they don’t know the answer, they are trying to seek out.
Prabhupāda: No, their answer is there, merging with the Supreme.
Guru-kṛpā: But again they must come back. That’s not complete liberation.
Prabhupāda: That means not complete knowledge.
Guru-kṛpā: So they have also stopped, ended in Brahman.
Prabhupāda: Āruhya kṛcchreṇa paraṁ padaṁ tataḥ patanty adho ’nādṛta-yuṣmad-aṅghrayaḥ [SB 10.2.32].
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Practically, Śrīla Prabhupāda, we see that we’re dealing mostly with karmīs, not with jñānīs, in our preaching work.
Prabhupāda: Yes.
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: And they are simply interested in some immediate satisfaction.
Prabhupāda: Karmīs not. Vikarmī. Karmī, vikarmī, akarmī. We are dealing with vikarmī.
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Vikarma, oh. Prohibited actions.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Karmīs will not do anything sinful.
Guru-kṛpā: Nūnaṁ pramattaḥ kurute vikarma [Bhāg. 5.5.4].
Prabhupāda: Vikarma, yes.
Devotee (2): So why do we call them karmīs?
Prabhupāda: Vikarmīs, opposite karmī.
Devotee (2): So there’s practically no karmīs.
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Sinful.
Prabhupāda: Sinful activities, duṣkṛtinaḥ. Vikarma. Therefore they will be punished in different forms of life. Therefore we find so many species of life, forms of life. This is punishment. But māyā’s curtain, they are thinking, “We are happy.” Just like this tree is a punishment, but it has no sense that this is punishment.
Guru-kṛpā: Thinks he’s happy.
Prabhupāda: Standing happily for five thousand years.
Guru-kṛpā: Drinking only water.
Prabhupāda: If you are asked to stand here for five hours, you’ll feel most uncomfortable. But they are standing for five thousand years, no uncomfortable. This is punishment. Punishment is there, but unaware. So everyone is like that. Anyone in the material world, they are being punished in different degree, but unaware. That is māyā’s grace, that although he is punished, he cannot understand.
Guru-kṛpā: So they answer that “If you’re happy, then what’s wrong with that?”
Prabhupāda: Yes, that class you are here. You go on with that happiness. But we are not satisfied with this. You are rascal, you are happy in that way, but we are not. That is the difference between you and me.
Guru-kṛpā: Happiness of the fool.
Prabhupāda: Yes.