re: Srila Prabhupada re: Effective defense against the attack of Maya

March 15, 2016 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

Submitted by: Yasoda nandana Dasa

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The Maya is very strong and as soon as there is opportunity the Maya will come and attack.
Therefore everyone should be very careful against the attack of Maya.
And the only effective defense is to remain Krishna consciousness always.
  Srila Prabhupada letter May 13, 1967
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“We should not be attracted by the modern city life”–SP

March 15, 2016 in Damaghosa Dasa by Laksman dasa

Submitted by: Damagosha Dasa

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Hare Krsna-
Below we have a short conversation with Srila Prabhupada about  the farm projects. He wants to know why, if it is so wonderful and attractive the devotees don’t go to live there? If they get nice fruits, grains, open air,
milk, why they should not be attracted?
Then he says, we should not be attracted to this modern city life, but instead live simply, live off the land, become independent,  chant Hare Krsna,and be happy in this way.
Hari bol
damahgosa das
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Srila Prabhupada states that he is the representative of God

March 15, 2016 in Damaghosa Dasa by Laksman dasa

Submitted by: Damagosha Dasa

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Srila Prabhupada states that HE is the representative of God.
Jan 28 1977–
Pṛthu-putra: …to show me. They were telling me that “You are going to see the representative of God.” And when I came to that vision, I saw the person. At that time I didn’t know who (it) was. But I had some doubts in my mind, and I was thinking, “Oh, that’s probably another kind of propaganda.” This was all in the dream. But when I came to that person sitting on the elevated seat in that forest, surrounded by many, many devotees, that person looked at me and proved to me that he was the representative of God. But after, I forgot. Maybe one year or something like this. One or two years after…
Prabhupāda: So there is no doubt about it that I am the representative of God.
Pṛthu-putra: Yes. But when I was…
Prabhupāda: Either you dream or not dream, I claim.
Pṛthu-putra: Yes. But this thing was just confirming. When I saw you the first time in Amsterdam, you were the same person that I saw in my dream one or two years previously.
Prabhupāda: That… You have read Caitanya-caritāmṛta? Guru-tattva. Guru-tattva. So there it is clearly said that guru is the manifestation of God. So it is confirmed in the śāstra. And all the ācāryas accept it. Yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādaḥ **.
Satsvarūpa: But is it possible to also learn spiritual truths from this…, from representatives on the subtle plane?
Prabhupāda: There is no question of subtle plane. You are on the gross plane. You first of all study gross things, and subtle, we shall see later on.

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