Dog is– “Untouchable”–SP

July 30, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

10. And when you come back, I can't handle the excitement:

Dog is “Untouchable”—SP

Hare Krsna to all


All glories to Srila Prabhupada who is trying to wash off all our kali yuga dirt !!

Below you will find 6 very potent quotes by Srila Prabhupada regarding the keeping of dogs

and cats in ones home or in his/her life.

The dog is UNTOUCHABLE according to Vedic civilization because

it is so nasty of an animal and yet so many of our “devotees” keep them living with them in their homes.

I have also included a letter at the end from Ameyatma and his experiences with devotees and cats or dogs and how unclean these people are-especially when serving out prasadam at a temple.

I received many comments from my last article entitled cats n’ dogs and mleccha man and below are some of them for your perusal and consideration.

For those of us who consider ourselves “devotees”, I humbly submit they should carefully read the statements given by our Srila Prabhupada regarding how to develop at least material purity, what to speak spiritual cleanliness.

Hare Krsna

your humble servant,

Damaghosa das

1) SB 7.14.11 P Ideal Family Life
Although in modern society the dog is accepted as part of one’s
household paraphernalia, in the Vedic system of household life the dog
is untouchable; as mentioned here, a dog may be maintained with proper
food, but it cannot be allowed to enter one’s house, what to speak of
the bedroom. Outcastes or untouchable candalas should also be provided
with the necessities for life. The word used in this connection is
yatha, which means “as much as deserved.” The outcastes should not be
given money with which to indulge in more than they need, for otherwise they will misuse it.

2) 741009SB.MAY Lectures
Canakya Pandita says, candala-vesmani. Candala means untouchable, the
dog-eaters. In the Vedic conception, the dog-eaters are untouchable.
Actually they should be untouchable. Meat-eaters are untouchable.

3) 720413SB.MEL Lectures
Surabhir abhipalayantam. Here you have got a hobby to keep dogs, “gow,
gow, gow!” And Krsna has no hobby? He has got hobby, to keep cows.
Surabhir abhipalayantam. You have imitated that hobby, and instead of
keeping cows, they are keeping, “how!, how!,” dogs. That is your
capability, a nonsense which is untouchable. Dog is untouchable
according to Vedic literature, and they are being kept. And cows?
Killed. And cruelty to animals means not to be cruel to the cats, not
cats. Yes, cats and dogs. And for the cows, “Oh, there is no question
of cruelty. He has no soul. Kill him.” This is your civilization, Dog
civilization. You see? You keep dogs, “gow! gow! gow!”, and if
somebody comes to your home, to your country, you also make “gow! gow!
gow! Why you have come?” Immigration department. “Please go out.
Please go out.” This is civilization.

4) b751015rc.joh Conversations
Prabhupada: Syphilis. In Ayur-Vedic it is called phairanga, means this
disease is imported from Western countries. Every dog has syphilis,
and they contaminate the woman, and that is distributed to man.
According to Vedic civilization, dog is untouchable. Now in India
also, to keep a dog is aristocracy. Yes. Especially the tail cut. Now
half-cut tail, that is aristocratic dog. Now they are making dog show
in New Delhi.

5) 760421mw.mel Conversations
Devotee (1): Prabhupada, last night you were describing how people
serve their dogs. And now, in the Western countries, they have
restaurants where you can take your dog, and he sits at the table with
you and they serve a meal for him. And they have catering services.
You can call up, and they will bring a special meal to your dog, so he
can eat at his home. They have beauty parlors for dogs, everything.
Prabhupada: Yes, they have taken dogs as God. According to Vedic
civilization, dog is untouchable. (break)

6) 770111tt.ida
Prabhupada: Yes. We are brainwashing from bad to good. That is our
business. We are washing the brain from all rascaldom. That is our
business. You are… Your brain is filled up with all rubbish things:
meat-eating and illicit sex, gambling. So we are washing them.
Ceto-darpana-marjanam. Srnvatam sva-kathah krsnah
punya-sravana-kirtanah, hrdy antah-stho abhadrani. Abhadrani washing.
Abhadrani means bad things. The bad things should be washed off. Don’t
you cleanse your home? Don’t you cleanse your room? Is not that
brainwashing? So if you wash your room very cleansed, who blames you?
But you are so rascal that “Why you are washing this garbage?” you are
protesting. You are such an intelligent man. We are washing the
garbage; you are protesting, “Why you are washing the garbage?” This
is your intelligence. But intelligent men wash the garbage. That is
the law of nature, cleanse. That we are doing. According to Vedic
civilization, you are actually untouchable. Now we have come to touch
you; therefore wash you must first. You are untouchable. In Indian
civilization, dog is untouchable, and that is your best friend. So you
are not touchable. Therefore we have to wash you. And unless your
brain is washed, you cannot understand Krsna. So it is necessary. Is
that all right? Dog is your best friend. In India dog is untouchable.

So “Man is known by his company.” If your best friend is dog, then
what you are? We can understand your position because you sleep with
dog, you eat with dog, your best friend is dog, so what you are? You
must be washed. It is a fact. Every woman, every man, has some dog.
Jagadisa: Dog or cat.
Prabhupada: Mostly dog. So “Man is known by his company.” Your
constant company is dog, so what you are? These are the way. Actually,
according to Vedic… Why they do not allow Europeans in the
Jagannatha temple? Because they are untouchable. According to Vedic
civilization, Europeans are untouchable. Muslims and…, untouchable.
Not only foreigners, even in their own country, those who are not very
cleansed, they are untouchable. Another’s eatable things, they’re
untouchable. Just like hog. If you give him halava, he will not take
it. He will eat stool. Therefore hog is so abominable….

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5 tips from Srila Prabhupada on chanting Hare Krsna mantra

July 30, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

57-05-07.Sri Letter: Sri Padampat Singhania
… The etymological alphabets [sanskrit ] are so surcharged with spiritual
potency and as such all Mantra indicating the transcendental holy name
of God or Godhead is to be understood in that way. When we chant the
Mantra as were presented by the authorities–the process helps
communication with the personality of Godhead by the sound waves as we
have now experienced in the material world of physical waves
vibrations. The powerful Mantras have such potency if they are sounded
in the right direction. And by chanting the Mantras only one can
spiritualise the whole existence as heat can expand on the spherical
objects. Mantra Siddhi means complete liberation. Therefore, there is
no difference between the holy name and Mantra. Man means mind and tra
deliverance. That which delivers one from mental speculation is called

68-11-11.Siv Letter: Sivananda
Persons who want to take advantage of cheap reputation they imitate
great personalities like Haridasa Thakura, who was alone chanting
300,000 of Holy Names daily. By such chanting, lonely chanting he got
so much spiritual power that he could convert even a harlot to become
a great devotee whereas an ordinary person falls easily a victim to
such allurement. So one should not imitate such great personalities
but one should try to see how much taste he has developed for
chanting, so that one can remain alone simply being engaged in
chanting. If one can remain alone simply being engaged in chanting,
that is very good, but it is difficult also.
A conditioned soul in
conditioned life it is very difficult to concentrate our mind in
chanting absolutely
. Better to be engaged in preaching work, that will
make one gradually successful. Besides that, when we are actually
engaged in with the preaching work, we gradually acquire our spiritual
strength without failure.

69-03-08.Sat Letter: Satsvarupa
There is no such requirement that Japa should be silently and
chanting should be be done differently. Loudly or silently, everything
is all right. There is no such restriction. Only thing is that we
should chant very attentively, hearing the vibration very distinctly

71-06-17.Pra Letter: Prahladananda
So far as your questions: parching the body unnecessarily is not
the desire of the Supreme Lord. So one who goes against the rules and
regulations of scriptures is causing pain to the supersoul. Therefore,
parching the body means parching the supersoul.; generally it is the
process to simply chant and hear, but if Krishna’s lila comes into
remembrance, that is very good. It should come automatically. Not that
you are remembering artificially.

70-04-22.Min Letter: Minoru, Kenji
Please therefore continue to chant this mantra as
many times as possible throughout the day and night. I do not think
there is any inconvenience or loss on your part if you do so all the
time. Even when you are walking, you can softly chant Hare Krishna,
Hare Krishna, or even when you are on the bus going to somewhere you
can also chant. When you are working with your hands you can also
chant and when you are resting or going to take rest you can also
chant. Even in your toilet room while taking bath you can also chant.
In this way there is no limitation or restriction for chanting this
Holy Name of God, Krishna, and His Energy, Hara. In doing this
business there is no loss, but there is very great gain which is
transcendental realization.

Two early morning videos to watch

July 30, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to all
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Below is a couple videos I shot a few days ago, after mongol arotik and taking care of the Salagram and Govardhana Silas. By watching these videos, our intention is to show how living in the country
is Sattivc, mode of goodness, and highly conducive to spiritual life as well as a very comfortable lifestyle.
Srila Prabhupada explains to us that one result of chanting the Divine Hare Krsna maha mantra is that one will eventually want to give up living in the hellish cities of kali yuga and instead adopt and adapt to the rural life which millions in this world, are already doing. This rural living makes practicing spiritual life much easier.
Why? Because generally speaking, there is the absence of the modes of passion and ignorance, just by living in that atmosphere. So what is left is the mode of goodness in which to live out ones life. I encourage everybody to try to make this change in their location of residence, if one values peace of’ mind, good health,
and spiritual and material prosperity. As it has been said, real wealth is health, cows, grains, land, fruits, flowers, herbs, etc.. These things human being need, and not the contrived "conveniences" of kali yuga, the age of machines. With these God given assets in one’s daily life, his or her well being only can increase and make one happy.

Hare Krsna,
Damaghosa das

►740524r2.rom Conversations
… Yes, naturally. If this man is fed up with this industry, he can
go back to village and produce his own food. But he is attached
this industrial activity because he is thinking that "We are getting
more money for wine and woman and meat. Let me enjoy." … But if he chants Hare Krsna maha-mantra, his consciousness will be purified and he will be made not interested this
kind of work. He will go back to village and
produce food.

►740527mw.rom Conversations
Prabhupada: Yes, it will go on, but when they will see that your ideal
community is better than city life, people will take to it. Param
drstva nivartate. When one gets a better standard of life, naturally
he will give up the lower standard of life.

►740621mw.ger Conversations
Prabhupada: Most unnatural life. City life, most unnatural.