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Gaura Purnima festival 2014 at ShilaPuri Dham, Snohomish WA

April 3, 2014 in Kanhaiya Dasa by KHD

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Sripad Ramanujacarya avirbhava tithi (appearance day) 04.04.2014‏

April 3, 2014 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by KHD

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Friday, April 4, 2014 Appearance day of Sripada Ramanuja acarya (Mayapur time)
Srila Prabhupada explains how Ramanuja acarya refutes the mayavadis
Murti of Sri Ramanuja in Sri Perumbudur
vāsudeva-saṅkarṣaṇa-pradyumnāniruddha

‘dvitīya catur-vyūha’ ei–turīya, viśuddha

SYNONYMS

vāsudeva—the expansion named Vāsudeva; saṅkarṣaṇa—the expansion named Saṅkarṣaṇa; pradyumna—the expansion named Pradyumna; aniruddha—the expansion named Aniruddha; dvitīya catuḥvyūha—the second quadruple expansion; ei—this; turīya—transcendental; viśuddha—free from all material contamination.

TRANSLATION

Vāsudeva, Saṅkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna and Aniruddha constitute this second quadruple. They are purely transcendental.

PURPORT

Śrīpāda Śaṅkarācārya has misleadingly explained the quadruple form (caturvyūha) in his interpretation of the forty-second aphorism of Chapter Two of the second khaṇḍa of the Vedāntasūtra (utpatty-asambhavāt). In verses 41 through 47 of this chapter of Śrī Caitanyacaritāmṛta, Śrīla Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī answers Śrīpāda Śaṅkarācārya’s misleading objections to the personal feature of the Absolute Truth.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, is not like a material object that can be known by experimental knowledge or sense perception. In the Nārada-pañcarātra this fact has been explained by Nārāyaṇa Himself to Lord Śiva. But Śaṅkarācārya, the incarnation of Śiva, under the order of Nārāyaṇa, his master, had to mislead the monists, who favor ultimate extinction. In the conditioned stage of existence, all living entities have four basic defects, of which one is the cheating propensity. Śaṅkarācārya has carried this cheating propensity to the extreme to mislead the monists.

Actually, the quadruple forms explained in the Vedic literature cannot be understood by the speculation of a conditioned soul. The quadruple forms should therefore be accepted just as They are described. The authority of the Vedas is such that even if one does not understand something by his limited perception, he should accept the Vedic injunction and not create interpretations to suit his imperfect understanding. In his Śārīraka-bhāṣya, however, Śaṅkarācārya has increased the misunderstanding of the monists. Read the rest of this entry →
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VEDIC VILLAGE REVIEW #33

April 3, 2014 in Articles, Nityananda Dasa by KHD

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013April 1, 2013.  Adventures in New Jaipur, Prabhupadanuga Farm in Fiji

 
NEWS
Srila Prabhupada’s New Jaipur Vedic village project continues to progress a little each day. “Even drops of water will wear away stone.” (Chinese proverb) The 37 foot concrete bridge across our little river is complete- beyond it lies a large part of the farm where we hope to have flooded rice fields and a large garden area. The farm roads on the river’s east side are shaping up nicely with graveling and several culverts, and when dry weather allows, we will dress them and make final touchups. Another 18 foot concrete bridge has also been completed to replace the narrow wood timbers that made everyone nervous upon crossing. Gravel extracted from the river has been piled up on top and along the banks, available when needed for roads and construction.
The concrete block walls are done on the first two out of six cottages and the roof construction is ready to begin. It has been just about a year now since we first began clearing the cottage hillside, and finally we are getting an impression of what they will look like. They will be simple cottages, strong and open to breezes and views. They are available to qualified, approved applicants interested to participate in the New Jaipur Vedic village project, another humble contribution to the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada and the previous acharyas. There is no price tag attached, but contributions according to one’s means will be accepted in furtherance of the farm and temple programs. We always tell locals that we are developing a non-commercial spiritual resort and retreat. Read the rest of this entry →
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playing/working in dirt, makes you smarter !!‏

April 3, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Hare Krsna to all

Pranams

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Well here we are again–finding out yet another great reason to start growing your own food–It makes you feel better and you become smarter !! And here is the clinical evidence to prove it.

Below is an excerpt from this article about how beneficial it is to get out there in the DIRT and ingest the bacterium floating around.

And some recent research has added another missing piece to the puzzle: It’s in the dirt. Or to be a little more specific, a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, has been found to trigger the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. And on top of that, this little bacterium has been found to improve cognitive function and possibly even treat cancer and other diseases. Which means that contact with soil, through gardening or other means , is beneficial. How did this discovery come about?

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material attachment stops Krsna Seva

April 3, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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760624SB.NV                    Lectures                  231602/530501
So grhesu saktasya. Generally, people become too much attached
to family life
. I sometimes say that in the Western countries the
young boys, they come to Krsna consciousness, their only one great
asset is they are not family-wise attached. That is very good
qualification. Someway or other, they have become. Therefore their
attachment to Krsna becoming staunch
. In India they have got organized
family attachment. They are not interested. They are after money now.
That I have experienced. Yes.
 So family attachment is the greatest impediment in the matter of
advancing in Krsna consciousness, but if the whole family is Krsna
conscious, that is very nice.
Just like Bhaktivinoda Thakura. He was a
family man, but all of the, Bhaktivinoda Thakura, his wife, his
children–and the best children is our Guru Maharaja, best child… So
he has sung by his experience, ye dina grhe bhajana dekhi grhete
goloka bhaya. If family-wise, everyone is engaged in Krsna’s service,
that is very nice. That is not ordinary family
. That attachment is not
ordinary attachment. But generally people are attached materially.
That is condemned here
. ….

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The dogs will bark but the Original BG- will march on !!‏

April 3, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
AND
to all those who favorably serve him !!
Below are two letters
1. this is a letter I just received from Jitarati who just sold out of the entire 100,000 of his
newly published pocked Bhagavad Gitas
2 The second article if from Madhudvisa and how he shows all the massive changes
that Jayadvaita has done to Prabhupadas original Macmillan Bhagavad gita.
Conclusion–Despite what the so called leaders in iskcon do or say, the general
mass of devotees WANT, without a doubt Prabhupadas original books !!!! And their
Money does their talking !! 
Hare Krsna
Damaghosa das

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Hare Krishna Damaghosa Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!Well they have banned it, even though all the ISKCON distributors want it.
It is one of the best selling books ever and has created a whole new army of distributors big and small outside of ISKCON.
KBI and BBT have asked me to stand down. Let’s see what I do. Read the rest of this entry →
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Vaisnavas– only flatter Lord Visnu‏

April 3, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Hare Krsna-Below are 4 quotes where Srila Prabhupada tells us how the pure devotee goes about

his business in the material word depending upon the Lord in the heart and no one else.

Damaghosa das

1.) 760620SB.TOR                   Lectures                  The human life is meant for visnu-aradhanam. That is therefore the varnasrama: brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya, sudra. The aim is visnu-aradhanam. Visnu-aradhanam param. We are flattering so many people to get some benefit. Everyone has to flatter. Businessman has to flatter his customer; a servant has to flatter his master; and so on, so on, some friend, some minister to get some favor. But Lord Siva says, “So why don’t you flatter Visnu? Visnu-aradhanam param.” Tadiyanam aradhanam. This is the sastric injunction.

2.) 760322SB.MAY                   Lectures
We can ask favor from anyone, but we must know that nobody can favor us unless it is sanctioned by the Supreme Person. We must always know. Not that because one is very, in
a superior position, he can favor me. No, he cannot favor you unless it is sanctioned by the Supreme. Suppose we approach sometimes a rich man to favor us with some contribution, membership fees. But that rich man cannot favor us unless it is sanctioned by Krsna. Krsna is there within himself,(as supersoul) and if He says that “You give him this money,” the man will give us. So we shall not be sorry. Suppose we go somewhere and he did not favor us. We should not be sorry. We should know that Krsna did not dictate him. He is not so fortunate now; therefore Krsna did not dictate him. So there is nothing to be sorry. This should be our principle. Because without Krsna’s sanction…

3.)69-03-20.Ray               Letter: Rayarama
…depending on Krishna, because after all, He is the ultimate Master of all situations. It is not the doctor, or the medicine, or the place, but it is ultimately Krishna Who is the Master to do every thing. With this viewpoint we shall go forward.

4.) 761102rc.vrn                Conversations
Prabhupada: No, we don’t care for Indians and Europeans. We care for Krsna, that’s all. I didn’t care for anyone. I simply care for Krsna, that’s all. And my Guru Maharaja, that’s all. I went to your country, not supported by Indians and Europeans. I went on the order of my Guru Maharaja and under the shelter of Krsna’s protection, that’s all. . We want two favours. One from guru, one from Krsna. That’s all. We don’t want anyone’s favour.

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Prabhupadas standard for class time‏

April 3, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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SP

Length of  class(time)

751217mw.bom                Conversations               

Dr. Patel: Yes. It is very difficult to put question to you.

(Prabhupada laughs) You mow the opposition down very badly. (laughter)

Prabhupada: It is all Krsna’s…

Dr. Patel: I am a shameless man to give questions… (laughs)

Prabhupada: How long did I speak?

Harikesa: Hm, about forty-five minutes.

Prabhupada: That is my standard. (Hindi exchange)

In another place Srila Prabhupada mentions that SB and BG classes should be

around 30-45 minutes  because devotees and people in general just

can’t concentrate.

Hare Krsna

Damaghosa das

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Jayadvaita Cunningly Manipulates and Distorts Srila Prabhupada’s Original Books

April 3, 2014 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by KHD

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Jayadvaita Cunningly Manipulates and Distorts Srila Prabhupada’s Original Books. He refuses to obey Srila Prabhupada:
Letter to: Rupanuga, 17 February, 1970
Our editing is to correct grammatical and spelling errors only, without interpolation of style or philosophy.
Note: Jayadvaita is delibrately changing Srila Prabhupada’s books to support “many pseudo devotees or nondevotees in the Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Society“ .  His purpose of massive book changing is to destroy Srila Prabhupada’s original Krishna Consciousness movement
Srila Prabhupadas original text Madhya 19.157 : PURPORT
If one thinks that there are many pseudo devotees or nondevotees in the Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Society, one can keep direct company with the spiritual master, and if there is any doubt, one should consult the spiritual master. However, unless one follows the spiritual master’s instructions and the regulative principles governing chanting and hearing the holy name of the Lord, one cannot become a pure devotee. By one’s mental concoctions, one falls down. By associating with nondevotees, one breaks the regulative principles and is thereby lost. (Madhya 19.157) Read the rest of this entry →
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Its the “feeling” that Krsna wants, and not anything else….‏

April 3, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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1.)760623gc.nv                 Conversations
Devotee (4): The difficulty is that we cannot understand, we cannot
feel what pleases Krsna now,
yet we can feel what pleases us, and that
is the difficulty?
Prabhupada: You have no feeling, that everyone knows. Therefore you
have to carry out the order of spiritual master, that’s all.
Devotee (1) : If we try to please Krsna with all of our service and
activities, that automatically brings pleasure to the self?
Prabhupada: You cannot please Krsna directly. You please your
spiritual master, Krsna will be pleased. If you want to please
directly Krsna, that is not possible. That is concoction You cannot
please.
Yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasadah. You have to please your
spiritual master, then Krsna will be pleased. Don’t jump
.
Guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete koriya aikya. What is that song you
daily sing? What is that? Read the rest of this entry →

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How important is the Bhagavad Gita?‏

April 3, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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740402BG.BOM                   Lectures
  So our only request is that if you want happiness, if you want to
prosper, make your life successful
, you must read Bhagavad-gita
thoroughly, as it is, as Krsna says. Don’t try to misinterpret.
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1. Bg 6.17 P  As far as work is concerned, a Krsna conscious person does not do anything which is not connected with Krsna’s interest…

2. Bg 11.55 P  As far as work is concerned, one should transfer his energy

entirely to Krsna conscious activities. No work should be done by any

man except in relationship to Krsna. This is called krsna-karma.

3. Bg 3.9   Work done as a sacrifice for Visnu has to be performed, otherwise Read the rest of this entry →

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Vedic civilization opposite to materialistic way of life–SP‏

April 3, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Hare Krsna to all

Pranams

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Below is a few statements by Prabhupada where he is trying to get us all to wake up and understand that “simple living high thinking” is not just some catchy slogan he invented. No.

Prabhupada wanted us to use our intelligence to figure out (obviously by hearing from him) the best way to live in this world AND by doing that, how our spiritual life becomes much easier. He made a statement once, to paraphrase…” your material life increase when one gives up the desire to go back to Godhead in this lifetime, by simply making arrangements to be comfortable here.”

Below we have some of his words of wisdom to this effect.

Hare Krsna

Damaghosa das

SB 8.19.21 P The aim of the varnasrama divisions–brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya,
sudra, brahmacarya, grhastha, vanaprastha and sannyasa–is to train
one to control the senses and be content with the bare necessities.
Here Lord Vamanadeva, as an ideal brahmacari, refuses Bali Maharaja’s
offer to give Him anything He might want. He says that without
contentment one could not be happy even if he possessed the property
of the entire world or the entire universe
. In human society, Read the rest of this entry →

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Both Kirtan and Deity Worship-must be done–SP

April 3, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Below in a few paragraphs, Srila Prabhupada nicely explains why devotees
who are sincere and serious must take to both deity worship and
Krsna Kirtan. Otherwise , without deity worship he says, the polluted
body and mind of the devotee cannot be purified.
Damaghosa das
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710213SB.GOR                   Lectures
Our, this temple worship, Deity worship, we are
following the principles of Deity worship because our acaryas
established temple, but main principle is chanting
. Therefore,
whatever we are doing, we offering prasadam to the Lord, we are having
mangalarati, the main principle is chanting Hare Krsna mantra.