Bogus gurus-all you wanted to know-SP

August 18, 2013 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa dasa


Hare Krsna to all
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Below we have two separate articles I compiled over time. And they both go  together
very well. The first one Srila Prabhupada explains a few,  very important points”
1.accept a guru who is infallible
2.if you dont get a qualified guru, then everything is bogus.
3.if you dont find such a guru, that means Krsna is not pleased with  you
or you are not serious enough.
4. guru must be accepted from highest order-paramahamsa order
5. who has been cheated by bogus gurus? He says “practically  everyone”
The second section deals with these points:
1. if one receives a mantra from a bogus guru-it has no effect
2.not only is this mantra useless, but your deity worship is the same
3.series of quotes which explain how the bogus guru AND his disciples go to  hell
Hare Krsna
Damaghosa das
■761003SB.VRN                    Lectures                   214022/530501 guru… Sisyas te ‘ham sadhi mam prapannam: “Now, Krsna, I  accept You as my guru. Not as friend.” Because friendly talking is useless  waste of time. He accepted Him as guru. When guru speaks, you cannot  argue. That is not the process. You should accept a guru who is  infallible. Otherwise it is useless. He accepted guru Krsna because Krsna  is infallible. If we accept guru, a bogus guru, then it is no  benefit. Guru means Krsna’s representative. Not that  everyone can be guru.  

720911rc.arl                 Conversations                 332063/530501 Prabhupada: Just like Dhruva Maharaja.He was advised by  his mother that “If you go to the forest you can see God.” So he went there. But  when he was very serious, then Krsna sent him Narada Muni. So if you are  actually serious about Krsna, then Krsna will send you some of His  representative and he will take charge of you. That is the process. If you  do not find a guru, that means Krsna is not yet pleased, either you are not  serious.                  Conversations                 331324/530501 Devotee: What determines, Srila Prabhupada, if one is  serious or one is not serious? What makes one… Prabhupada: Well,  this seriousness comes after many, many births. It is also not so easy. Rupa  Gosvami says, tatra laulyam api mulyam ekalam janma-koti-sukrtair na  labhyate. He wrote a verse, krsna-bhakti-rasa-bhavita matih kriyatam yadi  kuto ‘pi labhyate: “The krsna-bhakti, Krsna consciousness, this thing, if you  can purchase somewhere, just immediately purchase it.”  Krsna-bhakti-rasa-bhavita matih kriyatam: “Just purchase.” Yadi kuto ‘pi  labhyate. First of all, if you want to purchase, the things must be  available. Yadi kuto. Therefore kuto ‘pi, “If it is available, immediately  purchase.” Then next question is, “What is the value? What is the price I  have to pay?” Then he said, tatra laulyam ekalam mulyam, “Simply your  serious eagerness to have it. That is the price.” “Oh, that I can have  very easily.” “No.” Janma-koti-sukrtair na labhyate: “That laulyam,  that seriousness, is not obtained after thousands of years’  pious activities.” It is so difficult. Janma-koti-sukrtair na  labhyate. People are acting piously, but that kind of seriousness is  not available even after executing pious activities for thousands  of lives. So that seriousness is also very difficult, to become  very
serious that “In this life I shall finish my business and go  home, back to home, back to Godhead.” Bahunam janmanam ante jnanavan  mam prapadyate. Krsna says, “After many, many births, when actually  one becomes in knowledge, he surrenders unto Me.”

Have a bogus guru ? then bogus arcana seva as well

August 16, 2013 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa dasa


Hare Krsna to all
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Continuing along the way with exposing bogus gurus and their followers, we  here below have
 a very conclusive statement by Srila Prabhupada where he clearly  explains that if one has a bogus
guru, then that persons “deity worship” is also bogus.
Hare Krsna
Damaghosa das
701223SB.SUR                    Lectures                 
Devotee  (3): In regard to worshiping arca-vigraha form, you have explained that  if one receives a mantra from a spiritual master who is not bona  fide, that mantra has no effect. So I would like to ask  if one is worshiping a Deity and his spiritual master is not bona fide, so  that Deity cannot be considered the Supreme Lord? Prabhupada: Well, first  of all, thing is if the spiritual master is not bona fide, how his  mantra can be bona fide? Your statement is contradictory. If you  say the spiritual master is not bona fide, then how his mantra becomes bona  fide? If he is bona fide, then his mantra is bona fide. Devotee (3):  Then why is he giving instruction to worship the Deity? If the spiritual  master is not bona fide, then is the Deity also not bona fide? Prabhupada:  I do not follow. What does he say? Tamala Krsna: His idea is that if one  receives a mantra from a spiritual master, if the spiritual master is not  bona fide… Prabhupada: Then there is no question of mantra.  There is no question of worshiping Deity. These are all bogus  things. If you are not… Just like here is a young medical man.  If he has not received instruction from a bona fide medical college, so what  is the value of his medical, being… That is… What is called? What is the  technical name? Devotee (4): Quack. Prabhupada: Quack! (laughter)  (pronounces like “quark”) Devotees: Quack. Prabhupada: A quack is not a  medical man, however he may show all red bottles, white bottles. There is a  Bengali proverb, naj jal yac curi tini ei daktar.(?) One stethoscope, naj(?),  and some bottles, jala, and talking all nonsense, he becomes a doctor. That  means the quack doctor, not a… Qualified doctor, he knows what is what. So  naj jal yac curi tini ei daktar(?). In Bengali they say. And mostly  in villages they go on like that. But of course, they have got  some experience. I know in Allahabad there was a doctor, Kabhir, a  Dr. Kabhir. And because in my previous household life I was a chemist  and druggist, I was supplying medicine, so he was my customer. So he  had that… This Dr. Kabhir was a compounder. Later on he practiced. So  he had very, very big prac… He was my biggest customer. He  was purchasing medicine like anything. But he had experience. He  learned from an experienced doctor. He cannot be called a bogus,  because whatever he learned, he was… But generally, one who is not a  bona
fide doctor, he is called a quack. So anything, experience required, not  that you have to go to the medical college. If you are trained under a bona  fide doctor, then also you can get the quality of a doctor.  Similarly, the whole thing is tad-vijnanartham sa  gurum evabhigacchet. One should go to the bona fide spiritual master  to learn this transcendental science.

Follow bogus guru-you  go to hell

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August gardens early morning walk around

August 16, 2013 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa dasa


Hare Krsna to all
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Things are growing nicely this time of year and I did a short walk around  some of the gardens early this morning.
Here is the youtube video– below.
Hari bol,
Damaghosa das

As soon as you  ride on a car,  there is anxiety, especially in your country, so many cars.  When you ride on a car, full of anxiety… At any moment  there may be accident. It is not comfortable. If you are  full of anxiety. Aeroplane may be.  At any moment you can die. It is your time only. They’re going in good faith:  “I shall go there.” But before rising to the sky, finished, crash. So many  airplane has been… So where is  the comfort? As  soon as you get on the aeroplane, you are in full  anxiety that at any moment there may be crash. Is it not?  Then where is comfort?

Real comfort is  without anxiety. That is real comfort.


740928SB.MAY                    Lectures                      Therefore Krsna gives His instruction. He’s the supreme ruler.  He gives this order: annad bhavanti bhutani: “You require food  grains.” This is practical. Who will disagree with Krsna, that  “We don’t require food grains; we require bolts and nuts in the  factory“? Who will say? This is practical… But Krsna does not say  that “You open slaughterhouse and industries and brothels and cinema.”  No. Krsna does not say. Krsna says, “Grow more food, rascal! You’ll  eat and become strong.” And nobody is obeying Krsna. Is it  not?

Canakya Pandita has  given, real comfort means, arni akyavad(?):  “One who is not out of home and one who  has no debts, he is  happy.”

(We  continue with our– back to nature theme–repetition of a good  thing

is  necessary before it sinks into ones consciousness….and produces  action.)


So what is REAL wealth?

August 12, 2013 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa dasa



Hare Krsna
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
I just sent out an email entitled- If you think by your work your getting rich-your not.
After thinking about it, I considered that many will think this is depressing news, and they would be correct.
However, there is a solution to this wealth malady now present on our Earth planet. And here it is…
We all want the Goddess of Fortune to reside in our homes, but 99% of most humans do not know the process of how this can take place. So Here is some sastric verses which gives us a hint.
Canakya Pandit a great Indian moralist and brahmana advisor to a King, once wrote:
In that city where a wealthy man, a brahmana, a king, a river and a physician are not all present, one should not live there for a single day.  So just by this short explanation it would mean most if not all present day cities would be uninhabitable by  human beings who want to be  (at least economically) progressive in their lives.
OK, now let us see what Srila Prabhupada and Bhagavan Sri Krsna has to say.
1. 741208SB.BOM                   Lectures                 
Here it is said, rayah pasavo grhah. Rayah means wealth.
Formerly a man was considered to be wealthy–now also it is…
Dhanyena dhanavan, gavaya dhanavan. If you have got many number of
cows, then you are considered to be rich man, not papers
. Nowadays, if

you have got bunch of paper written “one thousand dollar,” but they
are paper only.
 You are dhanavan. Formerly, practical. Not dhanavan by

the papers, by the currency notes, but by how many cows you possess,
because that is life. You get milk. And dhanyena, if you have got food
grains, then you are rich, not by possessing some paper.
 No. Therefore

it it said here, rayah pasavo grhah. So these are the material