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Mid Summer Govinda’s Garden

September 11, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by Riya

Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Below is 12 quick shots of what is currently growing-not all of it either,. because there
is so so much out there.
This one is garden #1-full of brassicas-broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage.
It also has 32 basil plants (for fresh eating and later made into pesto sauce ), beets, carrots,
kale, mustard greens, radishes, and some unexpected guest appearances by some
winter squash plants ! There are also lots of sun flowers up against the greenhouse.
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“You are restless because you dont read, I am laboring so hard”..-SP‏

September 10, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by Riya

720413SB.MEL                   Lectures
tal labhyate duhkhavad anyatah sukham
kalena sarvatra gabhira-ramhasa
You should read all this. You don’t read. In the first volume of
Bhagavata these things are explained. But I don’t think you read all
these things. Do you read? So if you don’t read, then you will feel
restless: “Oh, let me go from Japan to India, from India to Japan.”
You are restless because you don’t read. I am laboring so hard for
you, but you don’t take advantage
. Don’t take advantage of eating and
sleeping. Take advantage of these books. Then your life will be
successful.
 My duty–I have given you so valuable things, day and
night trying to convince you, each word to word. And if you don’t take
advantage of this, then what can I do for you? All right. (end
)
Bg 4.39 T              Transcendental Knowledge
A faithful man who is absorbed in transcendental knowledge and who
subdues his senses quickly attains the supreme spiritual peace.
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What Prahlada Maharaj is afraid of-and its not Nrsimhadev !‏

September 10, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by Riya

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760222SB.MAY       So here the fierceful attitude, very, very fierceful, that is very

pleasing to Prahlada Maharaja. He said, naham bibhemy ajita te

‘tibhayanakasya: “Your face is very fearful to the enemies, but it is

very beautiful to me.” Everything. Naham bibhemy ajita te

‘tibhayanakasya jihva. Everything fierceful… In the next verse

Prahlada Maharaja will say that “This fierceful attitude of Your

Lordship is not at all fearful to me, as it is fearful to me, this

material existence.” That he will explain, next verse. Trasto ‘smy

aham krpana-vatsala duhsahogra-samsara-cakra-kadanad grasatam

pranitah. This material world is very, very fierceful to the devotees.

They are very, very much afraid of. This is the difference.

Materialistic persons, they are thinking, “This world is very pleasing. We are enjoying. Eat, drink, be merry and enjoy.”

But the

devotees, they think, “It is very, very fierceful. How soon we shall

get out of it?” My Guru Maharaja used to say that “This material world

is not fit for living for any gentleman.” He used to say. “No

gentleman can live here.” So these things are not understood by the

nondevotees, how much pinching this material world is.  Read the rest of this entry →

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Action in freedom has got some meaning–SP

September 10, 2014 in Damaghosa Dasa by Riya

Songs              Purport to Gay Gaura Madhur Sware
So Bhaktivinode Thakura advises, “Never mind, you are in distress
or happiness, but go on chanting this maha-mantra.” Maya-jale baddha
ho’ye, acho miche kaja lo’ye. You are entrapped by the network of
illusory energy
, maya-jale baddha ho’ye, just like the fisherman
catches from the sea all kinds of creatures within the network.
Similarly we are also within the net of illusory energy, and because
we have no freedom, therefore all our activities are useless
. Action
in freedom has got some meaning, but when we are not free within the
clutches of Maya, within the network of maya, then our so-called
freedom has no value
Therefore, whatever we are doing is simply
defeat.
 Without knowing our constitutional position, if you are forced
to do something by the pressure of the illusory energy, it is simply
useless waste of time
. Therefore, Bhaktivinoda Thakura says, “Now you
have got full consciousness in the human form of life. So just chant
Hare Krsna, Radha-Madhava, all these names
. There is no loss or great
profit.” Jivana hoilo sesa, na bhajile hrsikesa. Now gradually
everyone is on the verge of death, nobody can say that, “I shall
remain, I shall stay for more hundred years.” No, any moment we can
die. Therefore, he advises jivana hoilo sesa: “Our life is at end at
any moment, and we could not serve Hrsikesa, Krsna.
Ever seen a 5 stemmed tulsi manjari ?
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Sri Sri Radha Giri Manohara
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Part of today’s dinner for Krsna…..
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