Hari Nama Sankirtan–coming soon to Sedro Woolley-4th July Parade !

June 24, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa, Harinama by Damaghosa dasa

Hare Krsna Prabhus
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Adi 9.34 The Tree of Devotional Service
"I am the only gardener. How many places can I go? How many fruits
can I pick and distribute?


Here Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu indicates that the distribution of the
Hare Krsna maha-mantra should be performed by combined forces
Although He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He laments, "How
can I act alone? How can I alone pick the fruit and distribute it all
over the world?" This indicates that all classes of devotees should
combine to distribute the Hare Krsna maha-mantra without consideration
of the time, place or situation

So we now have 200 bags of Organic raisins ready to go. We need 1,800 more to be
ready by the 4th of July Parade here in Sedro Woolley Wa. Only 17 days to go….

Various devotees and families are pledging a certain quota (like 500 bags) to be ready on this day for Hari nama and Prasadam Distribution.

Everybody ready ???? We will see you all then…..
Hari bol
Damaghosa das

Humans less intelligent than birds, when flying-SP

June 20, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa dasa

751115mw.bom Conversations
Prabhupada: Yes. (break) …fast, these birds. Airplane cannot do
Lokanatha: How do they decide the direction and they turn all
Prabhupada: Huh?
Lokanatha: How they turn all together and how do they communicate each
other that "Yes, let’s move out away"?
Prabhupada: Yes, they have got intelligence. You are thinking that
they have no intelligence. They have got complete intelligence
Lokanatha: They have, but how do they all together decide to either
turn right or left or…
Prabhupada: That is intelligence. You do not know that. If you are
given airplane, so many, you’ll, immediately at least half a dozen
will be finished. (laughter) That means you are less intelligent than
the birds, at least in the matter of flying.

Harinam Montreal

June 20, 2014 in Articles by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krishna prabhus


Aprakrita Dasa

10 kinds of devotional service-Naradiya Purana & Prabhupada’s explanations

June 20, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa dasa

Various Grades of Bhakti Nāradīya Purāṇa 1.15.38-51

viṣṇau samarpitaṁ sarvaṁ sāttvikaṁ saphalaṁ bhavet
hari-bhakti parā nṝṇāṁ sarva-pāpa-praṇāśinī

[Lord Vishnu, incarnated as Dharma, religiosity
personified, said to the
sagacious king Bhagirath:]
Everything dedicated to Lord Vishnu attains success
and goodness. It is transcendental devotion to Lord
Hari that is the destroyer of all sins of human beings.

sā bhaktir daśadhā jñeyā pāpāraṇya-davopamā
tāmasai rājasaiś caiva sāttvikaiś ca nṛpottama

O best among kings! That devotional service which
is like a great fire for a forest of sins is understood
to be divided into ten types according to [the broad
categories of] tāmasī-bhakti, devotion in the mode of
ignorance, rājasī-bhakti, devotion in the mode of passion,
and sāttvikī-bhakti, devotion in the mode of goodness.

[Translator’s Note: These ten categories are as follows:

(1) adhamā-tāmasī-bhakti, low-level devotion in the
material mode of
(2) madhyamā-tāmasī-bhakti, intermediate devotion
in the
material mode of ignorance;
(3) uttamā-tāmasī-bhakti, superior devotion in
material mode of ignorance;
(4) adhamā-rājasī-bhakti, low-level
devotion in the
material mode of passion;
(5) madhyamā-rājasī-bhakti,
intermediate devotion in
the material mode of passion;
uttamā-rājasī-bhakti, superior devotion in the
material mode of
(7) adhamā-sāttvikī-bhakti, low-level devotion in the
mode of goodness;
(8) madhyamā-sāttvikī-bhakti, intermediate devotion
the material mode of goodness;
(9) uttamā-sāttvikī-bhakti, superior devotion in the
material mode of
(10) uttamottamā-bhakti, topmost devotion devoid
of the material

yac cānyasya vināśārthaṁ bhajanaṁ śrī-pater nṛpa
sā tāmasy adhamā bhaktiḥ khala-bhāva-dharā yataḥ

O King! That devotional service towards the Lord
of Sri, Lakshmi, which is performed for revengefully
destroying someone, is known as adhamā-tāmasībhakti,
low-level devotion in the material mode of
ignorance, for it consists of rogue-like tendencies.

yo ’rcayet kaitava-dhiyā svairiṇī sva-patiṁ yathā
nārāyaṇaṁ jagannāthaṁ tāmasī madhyamā tu sā

One who worships Lord Jagannath, also known
as Narayan, with a deceitful heart, like an
unchaste wife worshiping her husband, performs
madhyamā-tāmasī-bhakti, intermediate devotion in
the material mode of ignorance.
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Prabhupada speaking way back in 1968 on gardening/farming importance

June 11, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa dasa

Hare Krsna to all

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

This short paragraph I just read yesterday morning for SB class. Spoken in
Aug of 1968, WAY back in the beginning of Prabhupada’s preaching here in the
west. So one can see how important it is that we understand and implement this
wish of his Divine Grace.

Hari bol
Damaghosa das

680822SB.MON Lectures
So fortunately, one of our students, he has taken a very large
tract of land in West Virginia to develop a society like that, that
simple life, eat simple things, grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, and
save your time for advancing in Krsna consciousness. Don’t be
implicated in the ugra-karma. Modern civilization is implicated in
ugra-karma–vast machinery, everything complicated
. The government
complicated, the society complicated, economics rule complicated,
foreign exchange complicated. Everything has become complicated
. So
Narottama dasa Thakura has sung very nice song. Satsanga chair kainu
asatye vilas, ei karane lagila more karma bandha-phansa. Because we
have given up Krsna consciousness, therefore we have been entangled in
the different varieties of material activities. Now we have to
simplify it.
The Krsna consciousness movement is to simplify, to save
the valuable life, to save the time of valuable life.
This human form
of life is very valuable.
Bahunam janmanam ante. After many, many
births we have got this important life. So we have to save our time to
utilize it for Krsna consciousness. That should… So far we have got
this material body, we want to maintain it. The body and souls live
together. That is all right. For that, Krsna has given every chance.
Anywhere you sit down, you have got land and cow. You produce
something and cow’s milk. That is sufficient for maintenance. So let
us try to make an attempt to organize a New Vrindaban scheme, and I
shall request all my students to develop this idea and show a good
example to this Western part of the world
where people are always
engaged in ugra-karma, asuric-karma. Things are becoming very
implicated, complicated.
Thank you very much. Any question?

this morning on my japa walk about….

spinach peas and tomaotes happily growing here

200 potato plants coming along nicely…

lots of pole and bush beans for grain use….

hoop house with peppers tomatos and cantaloupe

so much spinach and peas we cant eat it all…

Ah, judge by the result !! Hare Krsna !

Guru cannot be self made and photo of Govindaji from Jaipur

June 11, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa dasa

770227SB.MAY Lectures 1/1

Guru cannot be self-made. No. There is no such

single instance throughout the whole Vedic literature. And nowadays,

so many rascals, they are becoming guru without any authority. That is

not guru. You must be authorized. Evam parampara-praptam imam ra… As

soon as the parampara is lost, sa kalena yoga nasto parantapa,

immediately finished. The spiritual potency finished. You can dress

like a guru, you can talk big, big words, but it will never be


This photo of the Lotus Feet of Govindaji from Jaipur is rather new, but this Deity is around 5000 years old !
He was installed by Vajranab the grandson of Lord Krsna. One day Rupa Goswami
saw a cow in Vrndavana supplying milk to the ground somewhere and thought
to excavate that site. He found this Deity of Govinda. He is magnificient !!

Prabhupada explains Maya and how we are captured & entangle ourselves

June 2, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa dasa


1.) 751112mw.bom Conversations 402550/530501
Prabhupada: So anyone who is under the bodily conception of life, either
human beings or dogs, they are the same. But that upadhi (material designations)
amongst human being is stronger than the cats and dogs. The human being, being
advanced in consciousness, they are making this nationalism. But it is
nothing but dogism. Is it not? That’s all. The so-called national
people are sacrificing so many lives, so many politicians, Napoleon
and these big, big leaders. But what is their business? Business is
that doggish mentality: “I am this body.” So it is very difficult to
give up this doggish mentality that “I am this body.” Very, very
Dr. Patel: That is ahankara.
Prabhupada: False ahankara. Because he is not body, it is false
ahankara. So sastra therefore says, bhagavad-bhakti vihinasya jati
japas tapah kriya. A person who has not developed Krsna consciousness,
for him this advancement of nationality, big work, industry, so on, so
on, so on, jati japas tapah kriya… Kriya, these act…
Dr. Patel: Activities.
Prabhupada: :What are these? Apranasya hi dehasya mandanam loka-
ranjanam. It has no value. But people are enamored by these things, “I
belong to great nation. I am American. We have got so many industries.
We have got so many cars.” Attachment. So it is very difficult.
Sarvo-padhi-vinirmuktam. One, after becoming completely freed from all
these false designations, to become a devotee is very, very difficult.
There is no education.
Dr. Patel: Sarva-bhavena, from all sides and from all degrees.
Prabhupada: It is very difficult. So we are dealing with very, very
difficult task. It is not very easy, the Krsna consciousness movement
Naturally we have got attraction for God. That is spiritual kingdom.
Just like Vrndavana. Vrndavana means center is Krsna. The elderly
person like Nanda Maharaja, Yasoda, their friends, their…, they are
also attracted to Krsna. The gopis are attracted to Krsna, the
cowherds boys, they are attracted to Krsna. The cows, calves, animals
and peacock–everyone is attracted to Krsna. The water is attracted to
Krsna. That is Vrndavana. And here in the material world nobody is
attracted by Krsna.
Dr. Patel: Who prevents them, sir? maya.
Prabhupada: :No. He wanted this; therefore maya is there.
Dr. Patel: :So that their position may go on.
Prabhupada: Police is not first. First you become a thief; then police
is there, not that police comes and arrest you unnecessar
y. No. As
soon as you become criminal, then police comes and arrest you. maya
comes next. If you give up your natural attraction for Krsna, if you
are attracted by this material enjoyment, then maya is there
. Again if
you try to…
Dr. Patel: But material, all material, is made up of maya.
Prabhupada: No, no. Nothing is made by maya. maya is made by God.
Dr. Patel: And material is, nothing but the transformation of maya, is
it not?
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