Therefore a Vaiṣṇava is always busy preaching Kṛṣṇa consciousness throughout the world.

July 26, 2015 in B. Radha Govinda Swami by Yasoda nandana dasa

SB 6.10.9
If one is unhappy to see the distress of other living beings and happy to see their happiness, his religious principles are appreciated as imperishable by exalted persons who are considered pious and benevolent.
PURPORT
One generally follows different types of religious principles or performs various occupational duties according to the body given to him by the modes of material nature. In this verse, however, real religious principles are explained. Everyone should be unhappy to see others in distress and happy to see others happy. Ātmavat sarvabhūteṣu: one should feel the happiness and distress of others as his own. It is on this basis that the Buddhist religious principle of nonviolence — ahiḿsaḥ paramadharmaḥ — is established. We feel pain when someone disturbs us, and therefore we should not inflict pain upon other living beings. Lord Buddha‘s mission was to stop unnecessary animal killing, and therefore he preached that the greatest religious principle is nonviolence.
One cannot continue killing animals and at the same time be a religious man. That is the greatest hypocrisy. Jesus Christ said, “Do not kill,” Read the rest of this entry →

Important insigthts from Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura, our great purva acarya‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Yasoda nandana dasa

Srila Prabhupada:  You should not imitate great personalities like Bhaktivinode Thakura, but you must follow His footprints. But it is not always possible to have the same success as great personalities like Bhaktivinode Thakura achieved. So in all circumstances you should try to follow the footprints of authorities but never to imitate them.
Srila Prabhupada letter 20 September, 1968 :
 
What is the most harmful association in the world?

– A dharmadhvaji is a person who has no actual devotion or renunciation in his heart but makes a show of it externally. He wears the clothes of a devotee to accomplish materialistic ends in a duplicitous manner. There is no worse association in the whole world than that of a dharmadhvaji. One should rather associate with sense enjoyers.

Being deceitful, the dharmadhvajis take on the appearance of devotees with a desire to cheat everyone, and to fulfill their crooked desires, they cheat the foolish by helping them in their rascaldom. Some of the dharmadhvajisbecome gurus and others become disciples, and by trickery, they accumulate wealth, women, false prestige, and material assets.

If one gives up the association of crooked hypocrites, one can honestly engage in devotional service. (Sajjana-toshani 10/11)
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Refutation of Tradition Argument by Mahesvara dasa (Mahesh Raja – Uk)‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Yasoda nandana dasa

Tradition Argument by Mahesvara dasa (Mahesh Raja – Uk)
 
The Anti Ritvik “Tradition” argument is just a SMOKE SCREEN  to  SCREW MONEY and  EXPLOIT innocent devotees into SLAVERY (FREE SUBSERVIENT SERVANTS) for the MANIPULATIVE GOONS (so called diksa gurus rubber stamped in ISKCON) to REPLACE Srila Prabhupada the BONAFIDE Diksa Guru:
 
Bhaktivedanta Manor Accounts SALARIES
 
 
 
 
 
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The “Tradition” argument does NOT hold. Srila Prabhupada did many things against the so called Tradition:
1) Traditionally – no Westerners were given Initiation.
2) Traditionally – no Westerners were given Sannyasa.
3) Traditionally – no Acaryas went out of India to Preach.
4) Traditionally – no Tape of Gayatri mantra was used.
5) Traditionally – Ramanvami fast in India is  observed till 12.00pm AFTERNOON.
 
Formalities
 
 
TRADITION

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A Brief Expose of the Rubber-stamped Spiritual Master by Citraketu dasa‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Yasoda nandana dasa

Sounds like he is promoting the Gaudiya Matha gurus, whom we need to make sure we are not offending. At the same time he forgets, its the Gaudiya Matha folks that have promoted immature gurus. ys pd

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:19 PM, ‘B. Radha-Govinda Swami (ACBSP)’ via Prabhupadanuga <istagosthi@googlegroups.com> wrote:

If devotees were mature enough to understand guru tattva, there would not be such “my guru”/”your guru” consciousness, ISKCON-wise or not.

Because certain devotees haven’t been mature enough to understand, there are the guru CULT clubs, the multiple cults within the ISKCON society based on this OFF consciousness.

From: ‘Rakesh K Sharma’ via Prabhupadanuga <istagosthi@googlegroups.com>
To: Joseph Langevin <yasoda1008@yahoo.com>; Abridged Recipients <istagosthi@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:26 AM
Subject: RE: A Brief Expose of the Rubber-stamped Spiritual Master by Citraketu dasa

Hare Krishna. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I read the article by Chitraketu which has a lot of valid points. However, the one statement below makes me somewhat alarmed. It almost sounds like he is saying there are some personalities present who can function as spiritual masters in ISKCON. Then there will be some people who will present some individual as a guru , another group someone else, and before you know it you’ve got the same mess again.

YS,
Rama Raghava Dasa

Sincerely,
Rakesh
Sent from my mobile phone/yahoo.com

——– Original message ——–
From: Joseph Langevin <yasoda1008@yahoo.com>
Date: 06/13/2015 1:26 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: Abridged Recipients <istagosthi@googlegroups.com>
Cc: Joseph Langevin <yasoda1008@yahoo.com>
Subject: A Brief Expose of the Rubber-stamped Spiritual Master by Citraketu dasa

A Brief Expose of the Rubber-stamped Spiritual Master
BY: CHITRAKETU DAS (ACBSP)

First, however, one must check to make fully sure that there aren’t senior devotees who are actually qualified to be spiritual masters.

Srila Prabhupada stotram by Ananta Ram Sastri – March 1976‏

July 26, 2015 in Articles, Yasoda nandana Dasa by Yasoda nandana dasa

Dear Bhakta Robin

Please accept my pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Within the next few months a proper recording will be done based upon the original tune chanted by Ananta Ram Sastri and approved by Srila Prabhupada in late 1976 in Vrindavana.
With regards
Yours In the service of Srila Prabhupada
Yasoda nandana dasa

Important articles by Mahesvara dasa [Mahesh Raja – UK]‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Yasoda nandana dasa

Dear Prabhus and matajis
Please accept my obeisances
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
Please find a few in articles for your reading.
With regards,
Yours in Srila Prabhupada and in the service of His bona fide disciples.
Yasoda nandana dasa
 
Srila Prabhupada IS Diksa Guru
 
 
 
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Only Maha-Bhagavata is Diksa Guru
 
 
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Physically Present  Diksa Guru
 
 
 
 
 

Interesting articles on Guru Issue‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Yasoda nandana dasa

“A devotee should have intelligence to know who is deviating. SURRENDER BY YOUR INTELLIGENCE BUT DON’T SURRENDER YOUR INTELLIGENCE.” (SP to Bali Mardana, 1974) 
 
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WHEN I order
 
 
 
 
 
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Become Guru by Order, That’s All
 
 
 
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What We Have Heard from the Spiritual Master, That is Living
 
 

Montreal, Canada – Mini Ratha Yatra July 2015‏

July 26, 2015 in Aprakrita dasa by Yasoda nandana dasa

Dear Prahus and matajis
Please accept my obeisances
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
“He lives forever by His divine instructions and the follower lives with Him”
Srila Prabhupada’s dedication to the Srimad-Bhagavatam  1962- New Delhi, India.
Please find below the link to the Ratha yatra in Montreal with kirtanas led by Nandikesvara Prabhu and Aprakrta Prabhu.   Please post and distribute.
Yours in Srila Prabhupada’s service
Yasoda nandana dasa
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Aprakrita <vedaveda@vedaveda.com>
To: Yasodanandana Dasa <yasoda1008@yahoo.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 4, 2015 11:43 PM
Subject: Mini RY

Hare Krishna
PAMHO AGTSP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fw7dtnSiLM

Aprakrita Dasa

Book Changes even with 1948 Srila Prabhupada’s translations‏

July 26, 2015 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Yasoda nandana dasa

Revisions – A Very Serious Situation
BY: PALAKA DAS (ACBSP)
Dec 20, 2010 — USA (SUN) — As I read “Interpretations of Bhagavad-gita”, recently published by Sun Staff, I noticed that the English translations of the Sanskrit Gita verses quoted by Srila Prabhupada just did not seem to fit, especially for a paper that was written by him all the way back in 1948. The style and arrangement of words appeared to have been taken from a much later date than the way I felt Srila Prabhupada would have written in India in the 1940’s. It dawned on me, perhaps these English translations were not the original English translations after all. Could it be they may have been changed or edited and not actually from the 1948 versions used in the original paper as presented by Srila Prabhupada?

So I took it upon myself to compare all the verses in this article with an original 1972 Gita along with the revised 1983 Gita. Not surprisingly, the result was this: each and every verse quoted from this 1948 paper came from the 1983 revised and enlarged edition of Bhagavad-gita. How can that be, since in 1948, this revised and enlarged version of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita never even existed in the first place?
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KRSNA’S SMILE AND LAUGH‏

July 26, 2015 in Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa dasa

SB 3.28.33With devotion steeped in love and affection, the yogī should meditate within the core of his heart upon the laughter of Lord Viṣṇu. The laughter of Viṣṇu is so captivating that it can be easily meditated upon. When the Supreme Lord is laughing, one can see His small teeth, which resemble jasmine buds rendered rosy by the splendor of His lips. Once devoting his mind to this, theyogī should no longer desire to see anything else.


PURPORT

It is recommended that the yogī visualize the laughter of theLord after studying His smile very carefully. These particular descriptions of meditation on the smile, laughter, face, lips and teeth all indicate conclusively that God is not impersonal. It is described herein that one should meditate on the laughter or smiling of Viṣṇu. There is no other activity that can completely cleanse the heart of the devotee. The exceptional beauty of the laughter of Lord Viṣṇuis that when He smiles His small teeth, which resemble the buds of jasmine flowers, at once become reddish, reflecting His rosy lips. If the yogī is able to place the beautiful face of the Lord in the core of his heart, he will be completely satisfied. In other words, when one is absorbed in seeing the beauty of the Lord within himself, the material attraction can no longer disturb him.
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Vrn SB 1.7.23 Sept 20 1976

But we are so rascal that we do not take advice of Kṛṣṇa, we manufacture our own ways, the suffering goes on.Mām eva ye prapadyante māyām etāṁ taranti. This is māyā.He’s thinking that he’ll make his own plan and be happy. That will never be possible. The only plan you have to accept—what is that? Sarvadharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇam[Bg. 18.66]. That is the only plan. You have to get yourself relieved from all other engagements. Simply engage yourself…Not immediately. First of all, you must ready: “Kṛṣṇa, from this day, I am now ready. Whatever You’ll say, I’ll do.” That’s… Immediately you become liberated. Liberated. How liberated? Read the rest of this entry →