Srila Prabhupada’s SB classes-summary file–VOLUME 5 P:II

February 29, 2012 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to All

Pranams

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

 

Below we have part 2/of 4 parts of Vol 5 of the Srimad  Bhagavatam lectures by Srila Prabhupada.

I am sending this out in 4 parts so as not to overwhelm  anyone by the sheer masiveness of the siksa contained in our Jagat Gurus bhasyas  of this sacred and ancient text.

So here it is…..

Damaghosa das

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Some topics covered below:

 

* Scientists dont pray to God for permission to go  to moon planet,

  but when in personal danger-THEN they  pray.

  German women  prayed to God for their menfolk  to come back from the war-but did

  not come back, so they became atheists.

* car civilization they think is so advanced, but comes  with millions of major problems.

  Happy  village life with pracically no  problems they call that “primitive”. 

* vedic civilization had no petrol or food  problems

* Evolution means evolution of consciousness

* devotees who preach are the Lords weapons

* How to overthrow the govt

* before coming to KC look at a photo of your face and  compare to now

* Vedic life-regulated-now nobody is regulated therefore  so many diseases, problems

* Vedic life was one of independence.

* material opulence not good for spiritual  life

* namabhasa stage(without offense in canting) is  mukti

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Part 2 : Comment upon ISKCON Law – GBC Elections & Term Limits: Detrimental Or Beneficial

February 27, 2012 in Articles, Hasti Gopala Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

More than enough here in part two!! Now being printed and filed!! Will ROB, Read On Bus! 🙂 The demonic presence is now suffering from scattered reception, their atomic vibrational cohesion is slowing and at the point that during interface with the fourth dimension they will dissipate in their bodies in the same manner that the sun dissipates urine in the street. That is a fact and is happening NOW! 🙂 The fun part is that, even reading this they have no idea what I am talking about. Nice, then they will be caught by surprise, the most valuable part of any attack.

Ys  Hasti Gopala Dasa

 

Srila Prabhupada’s Works Are Conclusive.

By Hasti Gopala Dasa Toronto Canada

All of Srila Prabhupada’s original literary works are conclusive, in other words their content puts an end to doubt, questions or uncertainty, they inform decisively. Any illegal changes to these literary works leaves them inconclusive, or not finally settled, interminate. Logically that is a fact because the presence of literary changes without reference to the original texts leaves the readers unknowingly abandoned. This we know from the perspective of the original texts and their pundits. This reality is observed by those engaged in surreptitious changes disguised as a benefit to humanity. Their observations we suspect, are then used to perpetrate an alternative path of reality for the reader once the former path has been revealed as false. Unfortunately, for them the simple act of constant changes themselves reveals an activity with no purpose when viewed in the light of the Hare Krsna movements original successes.

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When Lord Krishna Garlanded Prabhupada

February 25, 2012 in Articles, Bahushiras Das Adhikary by Nityananda Rama dasa

 

 

The following narration is from the visionary Memories series of Shriman Siddhanta das Adhikary. It is the remembrance of Shriman Bahushiras das Adhikary given in DVD 44 and in vol. 3, p. 334 of the book Memories-Anecdotes of a Modern-Day Saint.

 

After Shrila Prabhupada’s disappearance, [Patita Pavana das] asked if I’d like to assist Satswarupa’s Lilamrita project by interviewing people in India who had known Shrila Prabhupada. One of them was Acharya Prabhakar Misra, Prabhupada’s first disciple. Acharya Prabhakar Misra was clean-cut, well-behaved and articulate. His demeanor impressed me. He held a MA and PhD and was a very cultured Sanskrit scholar and teacher. In Jhansi, Prabhupada had told Acharya Prabhakar. “I met you because I saw you in a dream and I knew that I was supposed to come here.” Prabhupada and he would do bhajan together. They’d hold Rathayatra festivals and they’d have programme in villages in the area.

 

Acharya Prabhakar said that on Shri Krishna Janmashtami in 1954, he had to go to Delhi. When he returned to Jhansi, he took a little rest, woke up at 1:00 am and heard Shrila Prabhupada ecstatically playing mridanga in the temple room. Prabhupada was chanting in total bliss. Acharya Prabhakar went upstairs and saw Shrila Prabhupada bouncing around the temple room performing kirtan. Prabhupada was wearing a kadamba flower garland that went all the way down to his feet. Kadamba flowers are very rare in Jhansi and when they are available they are usually the size of a golf ball. But the ones Prabhupada was wearing were big, the size of tennis balls. And he said that the atmosphere right down to the atoms in the room was not material, aprakrita. The place was surcharged with the fragrance of the heavenly planets. Acharya Prabhakar wanted to ask Shrila Prabhupada, “Where did this garland come from? It is not available from the market.” But Shrila Prabhupada would not answer. His Divine Grace just kept on performing kirtan, bouncing round the room and chanting. The next morning Acharya Prabhakar asked Shrila Prabhupada, “Where did you get the garland, why did it have such a rich fragrance, and why were you feeling so blissful?”

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Srila Prabhupada’s SB classes-summary file–VOLUME 5 P:I

February 24, 2012 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to All

Pranams

Glories to Srila Prabhupada

 

Below you will find a quick summary  of some nectar  pulled from the Srimad Bhagavatam (SB) lectures by Srila Prabhupada contained in Volume 5. As each of  these books in the 11 book series is about 675 pages long, it is impossible to  understand everything he tells us in  such a short summary. But below as all the previous ones, we have sent out,  is just some of the “cream’ of  the nectar which emanates from the lotus mouth of Krsna’s pure devotee. I hope  some of you will enjoy them.

 

Hare Krsna

Damaghosa das

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Some topics covered in below  lectures:

* if not careful, one who keeps dogs could become one  next lifetime

* if any of my daily activities have no  connection with Krsna-then its all Karma

* time, like this time yesterday cannot be brought back  no matter how rich we are

* no literature like SB throughout entire  universe

* brahma bhuta (liberation) doesn’t mean getting 4  hands and a dozen arms

* deathlessness begins at initiation-dont waste this  opportunity

*some sampradayas dont accept Mahaprabhu as  God

* better to make a learned man your enemy than a  fool

* if asked who is your president and dont know-this  similar to

   asking one who is God and they say dont  know-no meaning

   to their so called religion

* the Origin  of all must be cognizant and  animant

* when offenseless-then Krsna accepts our  service

*origin of the word Bombay

* unless we drink milk, our brain unable to understand  spiritual topics

* and more…..

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GBC Elections & Term Limits : Detrimental Or Beneficial?

February 23, 2012 in Ameyatma Dasa, Articles by Nityananda Rama dasa

 

[Part Two of 2 articles written by Ameyatma das (Nov-2011) regarding the Direction Of Management]

When Srila Prabhupad was physically present the system of management for his society was:

The rank and file members Subordinate Temple Authorities (Treasurer, Vice President, Temple Commander, etc) Temple President Sannyasis (not managers, but social advisers) GBC members – individually for their zone GBC – as a body for the whole society Srila Prabhupad Sri Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead (and Radharani, the Controller of the Supreme Personality of Godhead)

The intrinsic nature of this system provided a functioning and effective system of checks and balances.  Srila Prabhupad was and is (via his teachings) the absolute authority of His mission and  could only be checked by Radharani or Krishna.  As a pure empowered devotee and authorized representative of The Supreme Personality of Godhead, he required no other checks or balances to his authority.

Srila Prabhupad had appointed the GBC to represent him, to execute his instruction in his absence.  While Srila Prabhupad remained physically present he often needed to keep the GBC men in-check.  Srila Prabhupad formed the GBC 7 years prior to his departure and during those 7 years there were many times where he needed to remind them of their duties, admonish them for straying off the path, insist that they abide by the rules, etc. (both individually and as an entire body also). Srila Prabhupad was there to keep them in-check.

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The Living Disciple

February 22, 2012 in Articles, Hasti Gopala Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Srila Prabhupada’s teachings, his books and lectures are understood by all bona fide Vedic authorities to be non different from his physical presence. Srila Prabhupada’s formally initiated disciples prior to his physical departure can and do continue to relate to him non differently in the same manner as when he was physically present. To deny this fact is to deny the existence of an original bona fide relationship presently taking place with their guru Srila Prabhupada, confirming this fact means to confirm that the disciple is relating to Srila Prabhupada in the present therefore confirming the present existence of Srila Prabhupada on an equally valid level. That the first generation of disciples are living in relation to Srila Prabhupada also indicates the presence of a living Srila Prabhupada in relation to his disciples. Those to whom the disciples are willing to relate a living Srila Prabhupda to, are representing a living Srila Prabhupada. One cannot remove the non different Srila Prabhupada from the vapu of a living disciple.

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Satisfaction easily gotten— How’s that?

February 18, 2012 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Below we have a very simple explanation of how all our senses can be  satisfied easily, without much endeavor and there is NO bad karma coming back.  Rather one can be at once elevated to the blissful spiritual world by this age  old process. Chant Hare Krsna, do some arcana and take prasadam.
damaghosa das

What exactly is –KARMA??

February 13, 2012 in Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

..”Whatever you do, that is your satisfaction. That is  karma.…for your own sense satisfaction,that is karma. And if you  do it for Krsna’s satisfaction, that is karma-yoga.”–SP
Hare Krsna to all
Pranams-all glories to Prabhupada
Below is a short excerpt of a conversation with Srila Prabhupada on  KARMA–we all toss this word
around like a child would a ball, but its significance has great  ramifications on our future lives in this material
world. See what the empowered representative of the Lord has to  say………..
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Saksi Gopal

The Branches of Lord Chaitanya’s Movement

February 13, 2012 in Articles, Narasimha Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

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I have been reading in Sri Caitanya-caritamrta (Madhya 10) about some of the main branches of Lord Chaitanya’s sankirtana movement. Srila Krishnadas Kaviraja Gosvami describes nearly eighty main branches of the movement of Sri Chaitanya and then states at the end of the chapter that the branches and sub-branches of Lord Chaitanya’s tree are unlimited and produce unlimited fruits and flowers. Lord Nityananda Himself forms the topmost, main branch of this tree, and in the next chapter (Madhya 11) Krishnadas Kaviraja describes this branch and some of its sub-branches. Some branches and sub-branches are considered especially important but all are totally spiritual and full of potency. Each branch is connected to the Complete Whole, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, through the mercy of at least one of His nitya-siddha associates.

“Each and every branch of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s tree has unlimited spiritual power and glory. Even if one had thousands of mouths, it would be impossible to describe the limits of their activities.” (Cc. Madhya 10.162)

Many of Lord Chaitanya’s personal associates are capable of liberating fallen conditioned souls simply by glancing at them or touching them. Lord Nityananda was such a great personality that by His desire even the most wretchedly fallen souls were liberated immediately– by His sweet will alone. In this connection Srila Prabhupada comments that it is by Lord Chaitanya’s mercy that so many western people have been able to take up the mission of Krishna consciousness. Because Srila Prabhupada received the full blessings of Lord Nityananda and Lord Chaitanya, he was able to spread the sankirtana mission worldwide, in this most fallen age, within 11 years.

Some nitya-siddha devotees of Lord Chaitanya are considered most important and most merciful. Srila Vasudeva Datta, the nineteenth branch of the “Chaitanya Tree”, is one these great personalities. Krishnadas Kaviraja concludes, “One could not describe his qualities even with thousands of mouths.” (Cc. Madhya 10.41) Srila Prabhupada confirms Vasudeva Datta’s glories as follows: “He was the most exalted personality to ever show mercy to the conditioned souls. This in not an exaggeration of his transcendental qualities. It is perfectly true. Actually there cannot be any comparison to Vasudeva Datta… The entire world is purified simply by the appearance of such a great devotee. Indeed, by his transcendental presence the whole world is glorified and all conditioned souls are also glorified.” (Cc. Madhya 15.163, Purport)

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Some personal stories about Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Maharaj

February 10, 2012 in Articles by Nityananda Rama dasa

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Maharaj

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   When  he was a child two, three years old, he ate one mango fruit

which was kept for offering to the Deity. So his father  mildly rebuked

him, “Oh, you have done a very wrong thing. It was meant  for Deity,

and you have taken it. You should not have done it.” The  child was two

or three years old. He took it so seriously that never  after that he

took mango. Whenever we offered him mango he said, “No, I  am offender.

I cannot take mango.” He was thinking like that,  you see. Never in his

life he took a mango. He was thinking that “I offended in  my childhood

by taking the mango of the Deity.” This is the  characteristic of

acarya. They teach by their life’s action that one  should be so much

determined, that one should not be… A child took the  mango, there

was no offense. But he took that vow.

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