Parrot like realizatio​n-SP

September 6, 2013 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

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Parrot like realization-SP

 

Hare Krsna to  all

Pranams

All glories to Srila  Prabhupada

 

Below we have a few different  lecture tidbits for you —

 

1. If we dont get the service of  Krsna, then repeated birth and death is our fate

2.for the kanistha is he says  Krsna is everywhere-he must have the practical realization

otherwise it is compared to  “parrot like” chanting and realization

3.the more one becomes expert in  Arcana (deity worhsip) the more he becomes spiritually advanced

4.the foolish person who makes up  his own path of bhakti is never successful

5.the greatest danger is when we  concoct or manufature our “own” process of worship of the Lord.

6.if one does not chant within  the acaryas methods of worship, this offense increases and gradually

it degrades into eventually we  will have no taste for devotional service.

7.if we say I dont need to wear  tilak/neck beads, etc, then we have not even begun on the spiritual  path.

8.a person who ignores the gurus orders never receives  the authority to chant Hare Krsna maha mantra

 

Hare Krsna

Damaghosa das

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761026SB.VRN — I have got already one body which is  klesada. Everyone has got

experience. No one is here who can say that “My body is  very nice.

There is no klesa. There is no pains and pleasure. I am  very perfect.”

That is not possible. As soon as you get a material body,  it must be

subjected to so many sufferings: adhyatmika, adhibautika,  adhidaivika.

Tribulations there must be. Material body means klesada.  Therefore the

Vedic civilization is to stop getting this material body.  That is

Vedic civilization. Not that  increase. That is explained in the

Bhagavad-gita. Two things are there. You must  accept, you must get the

service of Krsna. Otherwise you go on in this  way.

Mrtyu-samsara-vartamani. Asraddadhanan purusa  dharmasyasya parantapa

mam aprapya. If you don’t get Krsna, then there is no  other way. There

is no other alternative. The only alternative  is

mrtyu-samsara-vartmani. You get one body and again  you die, again get

another body. This will go on. Rsabhadeva, boys, said,  “This is not good.” Na sadhu manye yata atmano ‘yam asann api klesada asa  dehah.

   So  this culture, this education, is practically nil. Especially  in

Kali-yuga, it is very regrettable. But the  informations are there, the

science is there. If one is intelligent, he can take  advantage of this

science, Krsna consciousness, and mold his life  accordingly so that he

can stop this process of accepting a body which is  klesada. Klesada.

That is the perfection of life. And that can be  simply done very

easily if you simply study Krsna, if you come in this  temple and see

Krsna. Very simple method. Mayy  asakta-manah partha yogam yunjan

mad-asrayah. These are not our manufacture; Krsna says.  You come here.

The temple is meant for this purpose: that you come, see  Krsna, and be

attached to Krsna. The more you become attached to Krsna,  that is

called bhakti-yoga.

Then what will be the benefit? Suppose I understand you  (Krsna) very

perfectly. Then what will be the result? The result  is,tyaktva deham punar janma

naiti mam eti … Simply. If you simply know Krsna, then  this business, repetition of

birth and death, will stop. It is so simple thing. So we  should take

advantage of it and utilize our human form of life  perfectly.

   Thank  you very much. (end)

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Another good reason why we follow the bona fide Acaryas

September 4, 2013 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

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Hare Krsna to all

Pranams

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

 

 

What follows is two short paragraphs from a lecture given by

 

Srila Prabhupada wherein he clearly and concisely explains

 

every soul’s predicament in this material world. And how to

 

solve this problem. We are ETERNAL, but have forgotten this

 

fact and now take the TEMPORARY situation as the real one.

 

Forgetting our nature means forgetting Krsna. And we pay

 

the price for that forgetfulness– by birth after birth.

 

 

Hare Krsna

 

Damaghosa das

 

 

 

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 750729SB.DAL                    Lectures                 

 

 

 

 So this future, past, present, future, is being controlled by  the three modes of material nature. If we practice in this  life sattva-guna, then urdhvam gacchanti sattva-sthah: then we shall  be promoted to the higher planetary system. Madhye tisthanti rajasah.  If we cultivate rajo-guna… Rajo-guna means kama-lobha, kama,  simply desiring. This is called rajo-guna. “I want this, I want this, I  want this.” Because there is no satiation of want, therefore every man  or woman planning something, “How my sense gratification will be  fully satisfied.” This is rajo-guna, kama. Everyone is forgetting  his real business. His real business is he should know, one should  know, that “I am eternal. I have taken this temporary body and  subjected to the laws of nature, birth, death and old age. So my  real problem is how to become again eternal, not accepting any more birth,  death, old age. That is my real business.” But because I am  infected with the material modes of nature, we are making different plans.  Everyone is busy. Everyone is busy in different plans, forgetting his real  business. This is called maya. Maya means…, ma means not;  ya means this. Therefore maya means when you understand, “This is  not my business,” then you are out of maya. “This is not,”  ma-ya.

 

Two brothers and a sister take Vaisnava initiation from Srila Prabhupada

September 2, 2013 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

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Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
 
 
Today Sept 1st in Vancouver BC Canada, at the ashram of Navadvipa  das and his family, many
devotees attended the fire sacrifice and initiation ceremony of his  children Ram das, laxsman das and their sister Radrarani devi dasi. All were  given first initiation by his Grace Yasoda Nandan Prabhu, on behalf of Srila  Prabhupada. He is  from LA Calif.
 
It was a total success. Why? Because this family follows the rules and  regulations laid down by Srila
Prabhupada, namely 4 reg’s, chanting 16 rounds minimum daily and rising for  mongol arotk and the entire
morning program.  Therefore there is spiritual potency present. And  their devotional service does not end there. As many know, this family is  musically inclined, well trained, and have been asked to lead kirtan at many a  function.
 
They began holding home/ashram programs some 8 months ago and now people  are asking to be put on their temple list for Sunday feast donors at  $100 each. And what a feast it was!!
 I was even told that one of the local “Iskcon leaders” came by , saw  a blank spot on that list and asked if he could also donate for one Sunday  !
 
So it is happening, here and all over the world for those who follow the  instructions of His Divine Grace
A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada had a dream once  and he told us that Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu came to him in this dream and said  He was withdrawing his mercy from the Gaudiya Matha and giving it to Iskcon.  That was when Srila Prabhupada was physically present. Things have now changed.  Now it can be truthfully said, that Mahaprabhu is withdrawing His mercy from  Iskcon (because they also do not follow the spiritual progam any longer) and He  Caitanya is now giving His mercy to devotees like this family and other like it  worldwide. 
 
 
Hare Krsna
Damaghosa das
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