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2014 Gaura Purnima Festival-Snohomish Wa‏

March 26, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
This year we celebrated the appearance day of Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu at the Sila Puri Ashram
of Kanhaiya das . We offered arotik to the Deities, did Abhisek, held a class on the Teachings
of Lord Caitanya and Caitanya Bhagavat, and then everyone honored a massive Krsna Prasadam feast. And of course lots of Krsna Kirtan went on throughout as well.
There were around 100 different items offered today for the Lords pleasure.
Here are some photos of the event.
Many thanks to the entire family of Kanhaiya, Noble, Alisha Riya and Partha for helping to cook
and decorate the temple.For a busy family, this was a lot of work. It was very nicely done and everyone felt very blissful.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu !!
Damaghosa das
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Practicing Yoga in the Modern Age

March 26, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Hare Krsna to all
Obeisances
All glories to Sri Guru And Sri Gauranga
Srila Prabhupada once said—-
SSR 5              Practicing Yoga in the Modern Age
Therefore, in the Srimad-Bhagavatam it is said that this is the
incarnation of God in this age. And who worships Him? The process is
very simple. Just keep a picture of Lord Caitanya with His associates.
Lord Caitanya is in the middle, accompanied by His principal
associates–Nityananda, Advaita, Gadadhara, and Srivasa. One simply
has to keep this picture. One can keep it anywhere. It is not that one
has to come to us to see this picture. Anyone can have this picture in
his home, chant this Hare Krsna mantra, and thus worship Lord
Caitanya. That is the simple method
. But who will capture this simple
method? Those who have good brains. Without much bother, if one simply
keeps a picture of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu at home and chants Hare
Krsna, then one will realize God. Anyone can adopt this simple method
.
There is no expenditure, there is no tax, nor is there any need to
build a very big church or temple
Anyone, anywhere, can sit down on
the road or beneath a tree and chant the Hare Krsna mantra and worship
God. Therefore it is a great opportunity
.
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Even a madman– will become peaceful–SP‏

March 26, 2014 in Articles by KHD

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750521rc.mel                Conversations
Prabhupada: Now, just like we are proposing here. I am not
proposing–Krsna says–that one must be peacefulSo how to become
peaceful? If his mind is always disturbed, how he can become peaceful
?
Director: You’re quite right.
Prabhupada: So that is the secret of success. You want to make the
people peaceful, but you do not know how to make him peaceful. So
therefore you have to adopt this…
Director: Yes, a competitive society.
Prabhupada: We say that you chant Hare Krsna, eat here sumptuously,
live here comfortably, and you become peaceful. It is guaranteed. If
anyone, even a madman, agrees to these three principles, that let him
chant Hare Krsna mantra, take whatever nice foodstuff we prepare,
take, and live peacefully, he will be peaceful
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Srila Prabhupada PROMISES to take us back to Godhead‏

March 26, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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760307SB.MAY                   Lectures
Even the devotee or the servant of Krsna says something,
even it is wrong, Krsna upholds this
. Kaunteya pratijanihi na me
bhaktah pranasyati. So even it is wrongly done, still, Krsna fulfills
because He thinks that “My servant has promised; it must be
fulfilled.”
 Therefore Prahlada Maharaja, in the previous verse he has
said, tava bhrtya-parsva. So to serve the servant of Krsna is better
than to serve directly Krsna
, because if the servant of Krsna promises
something, if the servant of Krsna says, “I’ll take you to Krsnaloka,”
you must go there. ……

SB 4.21.31 P  Lord Sri Krsna also says in Bhagavad-gita that simply by surrendering unto Him one is immediatelyrelieved of all sinful reactions. As Krsna takes away all the sinful

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The Vedas give us a simple two step formula of how to live ones human life‏

March 26, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
For those who want a very simple formula for how to approach and live ones life, here it is-2 things only…
The Srimad Bhagavatam, which is considered the ripened fruit of all Vedic literature states quite clearly..
SB 1.2.10  Life’s desires should never be directed toward sense gratification.
One should desire only a healthy life, or self-preservation, since a
human being is meant for inquiry about the Absolute TruthNothing
else
 should be the goal of one’s works.
►69-03-06.Ray              Letter: Rayarama
Keep your health in good condition and work very hard for Krishna.
   That is our motto of life.

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Krsna tells us” Among Seasons, I am flower bearing Spring”‏

March 26, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada and  Bhagavan Sri Krsna
It is spring time outside now and everything is bursting out of mother earth. Krsna tells
us in His Bhagavad Gita that among seasons, He is flower bearing spring-and the pictures below
help us to appreciate that fact.
below is  system cleansing springtime  Rhubarb-This one plant purifies our bodies and flushes
out undesirable things acquired during winter time.
SB 7.7.22 P   Within the earth are the fragrance of roses, the
taste of sweet fruit, and whatever else we want.
 As stated in
▼Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.10.4), sarva-kama-dugha mahi: the earth (mahi)
contains all our requirements.
 Thus the objects of sense perception
are all present in bhumi, or the earth
. The gross material elements
and subtle material elements (mind, intelligence and ahankara, false
ego) constitute the total material energy.
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Sage Markandeya’s Predictions for Kali Yuga

March 26, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Hare Krsna to all

Pranams

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Up to now I have mostly been sending out the carrot-today is stick time

CHANT HARE KRSNA AND BE HAPPY !!

Damaghosa das

 Sage Markandeya’s Predictions for Kali Yuga

The following translation of Mahabharata (Book 3, Vana Parva, Markandeya Samasya) is taken from the century old unabridged version by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. We have updated the English. –Ed.

King Yudhisthira said, “O foremost of all speakers, O Muni of Bhrigu’s race, that which we have heard from you about the destruction and re-birth of all things at the end of the yuga is wondrous indeed! I am filled with curiosity, however, in respect to what may happen in the Age of Kali. When morality and virtue will come to an end, what will remain? What will be the prowess of men in that age? What will they eat, and what will be their amusements? What will be the period of life at the end of the yuga? What also is the limit, having attained which the Krita Age will begin anew? Tell me all in detail, O Muni, for all that you are narrating is varied and delightful.

 

Thus addressed, that foremost of munis Markandeya began his discourse again, delighting that tiger of the Vrishni race and the other sons of Pandu as well, saying, “Listen, O monarch, to all that has been seen and heard by me, and to all, O king of kings, that has been known to me by intuition from the grace of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. O bull of the Bharata race, listen to me as I narrate the future history of the world during the sinful age.

 

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ISKCON’S ILLITERACY

March 26, 2014 in Articles, Yasoda nandana Dasa by KHD

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ISKCON Revival Movement
ISKCON’S ILLITERACY:
A Stunning Case Study
Table of Contents 

Introduction ……………………………………………………………………….. 3Section A: TFO’s challenge ……………………………………………………. 3

Section K: BVKS’s illiteracy summarised ………………………………….. 8Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………….. 9

Introduction
ISKCON GBC-elected guru HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami (“BVKS”) has declared that:
The Final Order by Krishnakant Desai has been perhaps the most influential post-1977 publication in the Vaisnava world.”  Read the rest of this entry →
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Reply to Rocana Dasa on his COMPLETE MISUNDERSTANDING of BOTH the Guru and Ritvik Issue

March 26, 2014 in Mahesh Raja by KHD

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This is a REPLY to Rocana Prabhu on his COMPLETE MISUNDERSTANDING of BOTH Guru AND Ritvik Issue:
 
77-07-09.All Letter: All G.B.C., All Temple Presidents
The name of a newly initiated disciple should be sent by the representative who has accepted him or her to Srila Prabhupada, to be included in His Divine Grace’s “Initiated Disciples” book.”
Note Srila Prabhupada’s SECRETARY entered the names in the His Divine Grace’s “Initiated Disciples” book.” It did NOT require VAPU(physical) presence of Srila Prabhupada to do this menial task.
July 7, 1977, Vrndavana
TAMALA KRSNA: YOU KNOW THAT BOOK I’M MAINTAINING OF ALL OF YOUR DISCIPLES’ NAMES? SHOULD I CONTINUE THAT?
PRABHUPADA: HM.
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Gaurapurnima Celebrations at Madhusudan Prabhu’s Aashram

March 26, 2014 in Pranva Das by KHD

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Jayadvaita Swami’s “Then it is alright” argument defeated

March 25, 2014 in Ajit Krishna Das by KHD

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by Ajit Krishna Dasa

On BBT International’s website we find this video:

In the video Jayadvaita Swami say:
”I went back and re-edited especially the translations in the first canto. Especially the first perhaps three chapters where I thought their were a lot of short comings. And I typed up all the translations – after I finished all the work, I typed up all the translations in one manuscript and put them in an envelope, and Prabhupada was coming to New York where I was at the time. Prabhupada came, and I put all the translations in an envelope, and I wrote a cover letter explaning what I have done, and asking him whether it was okay. And then I brought it up to Prabhupada’s quarters at 55th Street in New York–the New York temple—with the idea that I would leave them with his secretary and come back later. But Prabhupada was right there, and so he…I offered obeisances, and he had me, you know: ”What do you do in here?” ”What have you come for?” Not in those words, but, you know, he inquired was I was doing. And I explained that I had come to deliver this. So Prabhupada had me start reading right in his presence. And I began, I read the first verse, the second verse, the third verse. Read the rest of this entry →
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“Mendacious Tamohara” – The newbie GBC chairman

March 25, 2014 in Ajit Krishna Das by KHD

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by Ajit Krishna Dasa

Recently, the ambitious corporate climber, Tamohara dasa/GBC Chairman, posted on ISKCON cheerleading­­­ website a deceptive letter addressing the devotees and the temples, where they should purchase their books. He is attempting to self-righteously clamp down on distribution of the ORIGINAL Srila Prabhupada`s Bhagavad-gita on the pretext that it is not authorized by Srila Prabhuapada`s created BBT.
The purpose of ‘his’ letter is based on their (GBC) need for continuation of intentional ‘dumbing down’ of naïve devotees that is unfortunately based on complete lie and deception that most of rank and file devotees are not aware of. GBC/BBTI wants to completely control and systematically undermine Srila Prabhupada created ISKCON, BBT and his real teachings which are based on pure devoti­­­­­onal principles.
Their lie and deception is twofold;
1) Firstly, after Srila Prabhupada`s departure they fraudulently and secretly incorporated their own private BBT called BBT INTERNATIONAL, that illegally replaced Srila Prabhupada`s BBT in their attempt to usurp total control and to put a stop to distribution of original Srila Prabhupada`s books. Replacing them with their own revised editions that was mentally contrived by Jayadvaita swami aka Jay Israel.
Within this fraudulent BBT INTERNATIONAL (as per FORM TX – For a Literary Work – United States Copyright Office Registration form) Srila Prabhupada is not even mentioned. In point 2 of the form the ‘NAME OF THE AUTHOR is given as – The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. There is no mention of Śrīla Prabhupāda as the author of the Bhagavad Gītā As It Is. Why? “
This opens up a Pandora’s Box of questions… Read the rest of this entry →
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ISKCON Truth re Revisiting the May 28t 1977 so-called appointment tape‏

March 25, 2014 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by KHD

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http://prabhupadavision.com/2012/04/tape-original-analysis/
http://prabhupadavision.com/2012/04/may-28th-appointment-tape/

May 28th, 1977 “appointment tape” fraud

Verified by National Audio Video Forensic Laboratory
The Governing Body Commission [GBC] of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness [ISKCON] has, since December 1977, falsely claimed that eleven leaders had been “appointed as gurus” on May 28th, 1977, and that this was supposedly confirmed on an audio tape [commonly referred to as the “appointment tape”].
However, the “National Audio Video Forensic Laboratory” in Los Angeles says: “In conclusion, the recording exhibits strong signs suggestive of falsification.”
The GBC’s audio tape “evidence”: the so-called May 28th “guru appointment tape” is an “edited” mish-mash, “strongly suggestive of falsification,” and is “consistent with EDITING procedures wherein WORDS are ELIMINATED or REARRANGED to CHANGE the context of what is said.” read: criminal fraud.
Note: Norman Perle was given a copy of the original from the archives, he does forensic audio work for the FBI and police, so we trust his work over others. There is splicing an the tape for the simple reason, the conversation is too choppy. There are missing tapes, that is also for sure. In any case, the tape does not appoint anyone, no names are given. Also consider “on my orderyou become guruyet no order is given to anyonewhat to speak of 11? Srila Prabhupada said, that all of his disciples will take the legacy. That quote defeats anyone claiming to have been appointed.
This forensic lab of Norman Perle does work for big law firms and he agrees: This tape has been edited and it would never be accepted as evidence in a court of law. The GBC may have the original, we are told, but why was an edited tape forwarded and not the original–in the first place? Why are there many missing tapes from this period of time also? Why was the poison tape hidden, and a bogus appointment tape forwarded? Why are there tapes talking about putting in sewer pipes on a land project, they are preserved, but what the GBC alleges is the instruction how to run ISKCON for the next ten thousand years, is an unacceptable “edited” tape? Who edited this tape? Why are tapes missing? We shall be discussing this more, but just wanted you to know, the authority for leaders to become gurus in ISKCON is based on a falsified piece of evidence. In sum, it’s a lie. Why do they say that liars–are gurus?
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Caitanya Mahaprabhu on the poetic mistakes of great vaisnavas

March 25, 2014 in Ajit Krishna Das by KHD

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by Ajit Krishna Dasa

Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi Lila_1
Caitanya Mahaprabhu said:
Even in the poetic compositions of such great poets as Bhavabhuti, Jayadeva and Kalidasa there are many examples of faults. Such mistakes should be considered negligible. One should see only how such poets have displayed their poetic power.” (Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi-Lila, 101-102)
Prabhupada’s purport to text 102:
In Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.5.11) it is said:
tad-vag-visargo janatagha-viplavo
yasmin prati-slokam abaddhavaty api
namany anantasya yaso ‘nkitani yat
srnvanti gayanti grnanti sadhavah
In explaining the glories of the Lord, inexperienced men may compose poetry with many faults, but because it contains glorification of the Lord, great personalities read it, hear it and chant it.” Despite its minute literary discrepancies, one must study poetry on the merit of its subject matter. According to Vaisnava philosophy, any literature that glorifies the Lord, whether properly written or not, is first class. There need be no other considerations.  Read the rest of this entry →
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BBTI makes extreme changes to Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers

March 25, 2014 in Ajit Krishna Das by KHD

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by Ajit Krishna Dass

BY MADHUDVISA DASA ON AUGUST 29, 1999 10:14 AM 
ISKCON published a new version of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s book, Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers in 1993. It is a transcript of a conversation which took place in Mayapur, West Bengal, in 1972 with a Peace-Corps worker, Bob Cohen.

Please read these changes completely as they give a very good insight into the types of things ISKCON and the BBT are deleting from Srila Prabhupada’s books. They have their own agenda and they want to change the philosophy that is presented in Srila Prabhupada’s books and by carefully studying the changes they are making you can gradually understand their demoniac agenda….
The original edition was more or less a transcript of the original conversation. It was edited, of course, to make the English clear and correct and to make it readable. But basically it remained a transcript of the original conversation. Read the rest of this entry →