Project completed: Compilation of BTG Magazines in PDF form for the years 1944-60

October 31, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Till now, BTG was available in separate scanned pdfs etc. But it is now compiled in a single pdf here so that we can see all the articles from 1944-60 here itself and read them comfortably. Please check the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q9l2pqt3xub7z3l/BTG%20COMPILATION%20%281944-1960%29.pdf?dl=0

Sulochana Das speaks on unauthorised editing and the importance of Srila Prabhupada’s original books(Guru Business quotes)

October 31, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Inline image   In May 1986, Sulocana dasa warned the movement about the danger of the adulterated books. He was assassinated a few days after his warning  and his bonk, “The Guru Business” came out.

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Beware of facebook pages posting changed transcripts and online vedabase version changes

October 31, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

To make things clear properly, the article is divided into 2 parts, one is that the Facebook pages posting changed quotes (which may not be changed in vedabase) and actual vedabase changes (insertion of 2nd edition revised translations in tapes)
Part 1: List of Facebook pages posting changed quotes with proofs and screenshots.
1. https://www.facebook.com/srilaprabhupada
2. https://www.facebook.com/onlyprabhupada/ 3. https://www.facebook.com/spdailyquotes4. https://www.facebook.com/EveryDaywithSP
Another Facebook page, called https://www.facebook.com/theoriginaliskcon (The Original Iskcon) posts correct transcripts with Sanskrit for almost all of the time, but in one rare occasion it is found that a verse was omitted.  But mostly it does not manipulate the scripts and posts the verbatims. This page is a better source than other pages that manipulate the transcripts.
There is also this website called http://harekrishnacalendar.com/ that posts manipulated daily quotes which is also one of the sources for these Facebook pages.
Some proofs that these pages do not post original quotes:Proof 1: (showing that harekrishnacalendar.com(FB page:https://www.facebook.com/EveryDaywithSP) doesn’t post originals)
Original script:Just like in our palms there are certain marks for a particular person indicating his fame and fortune. Similarly the Supreme Personality of Godhead has got certain signs on His Lotus Feet which are unique for Him only, and they are not to be found in ordinary living entities.  [Letter to Bhurijana, October 28,1969] 

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Raghunatha dasa and Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami Tirobhava Tithi [disappearance] Sri Ksna dasa Kaviraja TirobhavaTithi

October 31, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Subject: Re: Re[2]: Raghunatha dasa and Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami Tirobhava Tithi [disappearance] Sri Ksna dasa Kaviraja TirobhavaTithi




Subject: Raghunatha dasa and Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami Tirobhava Tithi [disappearance] Sri Ksna dasa Kaviraja TirobhavaTithi

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Mano Dharma vs Real Dharma explained by SP

October 29, 2020 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Bombay Jan 8 1977

Indian man: Swamiji, I get two thoughts. Number one: having acquired a family, I am willing to renounce, but would I not be running away from the responsibility, in the name of Lord Kṛṣṇa, for the bringing up and educating the children? And second thing…

Prabhupāda: You cannot educate, neither you bring. This is māyā. Do you think… Do you think that only in your presence your children will be happy? There are… Just see here in the corner, the father, mother, and the child is always, twenty-four hours, crying. The father, mother, is there. They are poor men, they are taking care, but still, the child is unhappy; it is crying twenty-four hours. There are many you’ll find. So does it mean that in the presence of father, mother, a child is happy? Everyone is being conducted by his destiny. The father, mother, may be there or may not be there; his destiny will go on. This is the law of nature. You see here. Do you mean to say, because that man is poor, he’s not taking care of the child? Why the child is crying twenty-four hours? So if one child is made to cry by his destiny, even in the presence of his father, mother, he has to cry. Nobody can make him happy. So this is called illusion, that “I am doing.” Ahaṅkāra-vimūḍhātmā kartāham iti manyate [Bg. 3.27]. A rascal, he thinks like that. But it is not the fact. The fact is prakṛteḥ kriyamāṇāni guṇaiḥ. His destiny or her destiny is to suffer. So even though father, mother… Suppose a rich man’s son is sick. He has engaged good physician, good doctor. Does it mean that he will guarantee life? Then what is the principle? Bālasya neha śaraṇaṁ pitarau. Prahlāda Mahārāja said that “It is not a fact that when the children are under the protection of father and mother, he’s secure.” Tvad-upekṣitānām: “If You neglect, that ‘This child must cry; this child must die,’ then even by the greatest care of the father and mother, he will die.” So what is the use, saying that your duty…? Duty? That is māyā.

Indian man: Second thing is…

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Even Jayadvaita read Srila Prabhupada’s original books during his presence

October 28, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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June 16, 1976

Scheuerman: We rejoice when we see people coming to the Lord God, wherever it may be and however it may be. Do you have the passage there?

Jayādvaita: Yes. “Persons who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life, whose sinful actions are completely eradicated and who are freed from the duality of delusion, engage themselves in My service with determination.”

Scheuerman: Yes, we, too, see sin as an obstacle to communication and relationship with the Lord God.

Srila Prabhupāda: Yes. Read the purport.

Scheuerman: In fact, we define sin as that which separates us from the friendship of God.

Rakṣaṇa: So that means following God’s instructions, such as, “Thou shalt not kill,” right?

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Srila Prabhupada on the result of additions and alterations

October 28, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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·         Srila Prabhupada on the result of additions and alterations

“… If you concoct, ‘I am more intelligent than my Guru,’ ‘I can make additions and alterations,’ then you are finished…” Srila Prabhupada Lecture. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. July 4, 1975

  • Do not adulterate.

So many people sometimes they come forward to give me some credit that I have done very wonderful thing. So, I reply that ” I do not know how to do something wonderful. I cannot manufacture gold, I cannot show any jugglery, but if there is any credit, then the only credit is I don’t adulterate. That’s all.  Srila PrabhupadaLecture, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. January. 1, 1976

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EXPOSING THE BOOK CHANGES: EXTENSIVE LIST OF MAJOR CHANGES IN SRILA PRABHUPADA’S ORIGINAL BOOKS

October 28, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

EXPOSING THE BOOK CHANGES: EXTENSIVE LIST OF MAJOR CHANGES IN SRILA PRABHUPADA’S ORIGINAL BOOKS
Hare Krsna. It is known to many that Srila Prabhupada’s original books have undergone drastic changes. The editors have claimed that they have fixed only the grammatical errors and have kept the writings philosophically untouched, but this is not so. Therefore, the following list of book changes has been compiled to present the changes in an explicit manner for all to know. This analysis of book changes will clear the confusions and will encourage the devotees to stick to the original pre-1978 first edition books by Srila Prabhupada. 
It should be noted that some of Srila Prabhupada’s books were changed even during his physical presence. Some of these are Srimad Bhagavatam, Isopanishad, Easy Journey To Other Planets, Teachings of Lord Caitanya. Some quotes are presented towards the end of the article which prove that even such revisions were rejected by Srila Prabhupada.The comparisons have been done for both pre-1978 first editions and pre and post-1978 first and second editions. Hence the devotees are advised to read the first edition pre-1978 books.
A Google drive of book changes articles has been compiled that consists of over 200 articles highlighting the impacts of the changes that pose as an impediment to the understanding the philosophy of Krsna consciousness. The articles can be found in the link that follows.BOOK CHANGES ARTICLES DRIVELink: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cyEy4E4WFpjcdEGJ67TaymZjaNeam3NG?usp=sharing
To help the devotees identify the original books, a drive that contains downloadable Srila Prabhupada’s first edition original books has also been compiled.The devotees are hence requested to take the advantage of this and make the best use of it.ORIGINAL BOOKS DRIVELink: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nHm72gVwAeei95WDkSLf2aw5x-jRXDoF?usp=sharing
Please find the links below to see the changes for various books.
1. Bhagavad Gita changes:Link:https://bookchanges.com/bhagavad-gita-changes-complete-list/ (1972 vs 1983 onwards)Link:https://bookchanges.com/108-iskcon-bhagavad-gita-changes/
2. Krsna book changes:Link:https://bookchanges.com/krsna-book-complete-list-of-changes/ (1970 vs 1996 onwards)

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Sri Vijaya dasami- Sri Ramacandra Vijaya Utsava and Sripad Madhvacarya Avirbhava tithi [appearance day of Madhva Acarya]

October 28, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Sri Vijaya dasami-  Sri Ramacandra Vijaya Utsava.
[Mayapura, West Bengal, India time]
Srila Prabhupada explains the pastimes of Lord Ramacandra
compiled by Narasimha dasa and Yasoda nandana dasa

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Sri Madhvacarya tirobhava tithi [disappearance day]

October 28, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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Sri Madhvacarya tirobhava tithi [disappearance day]
Sunday, February 5, 2017 [Mayapura, West Bengal, India time]
Srila Prabhupada glorifies Sri Madhvacarya
compiled by Yasoda nandana dasa

Books : Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 1: The Spiritual Masters : Adi 1.19 : PURPORT : Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu accepted the chain of disciplic succession from Madhva Ācārya, but the Vaiṣṇavas in His line do not accept the tattva-vādīs, who also claim to belong to the Mādhva-sampradāya. To distinguish themselves clearly from the tattva-vādī branch of Madhva’s descendants, the Vaiṣṇavas of Bengal prefer to call themselves Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas. Śrī Madhva Ācārya is also known as Śrī Gauḍa-pūrṇānanda, and therefore the name Mādhva-Gauḍīya-sampradāya is quite suitable for the disciplic succession of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas. Our spiritual master, Oṁ Viṣṇupāda Śrīmad Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja, accepted initiation in the Mādhva-Gauḍīya-sampradāya.

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Sulochana Das speaks on unauthorised editing and the importance of Srila Prabhupada’s original books(Guru Business quotes)

October 28, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

SULOCANA DAS SPEAKS ON UNAUTHORISED CHANGES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SRILA PRABHUPADA’S ORIGINAL BOOKSHare Krsna. Below are some important quotes that are taken from “The Guru Business” book written by His Grace Sulocana Das that condemn unauthorised editing and emphasize to encourage the devotees to stick to the original books in which Srila Prabhupada is eternally present.
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“Yes, I want that you give me that facility to write my books, but I can attend some meetings of important people and elites. You have taken the right view of the importance of my books. Books will always remain. That was the viewof my Guru Maharaja, and I also have taken it. Therefore I started my movement with my books. And we shall be able to maintain everything with the sales of the books. The temples will be maintained by the book sales, and if there are nomore temples, then the books shall remain.” (Hamsadutta, 11/8/73)

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Much information about chanting Hare KrsnaMantra–CC # 18–SP

October 27, 2020 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Below is much information about how to chant the maha mantra-Hare Krsna
What I found interesting in the purport below is that SP equates a preacher or 2nd class devotee with a sannyasi. He wanted all his disciples to become at least 2nd class Vaisnavas.
Adi 7.67 purportA Vaiṣṇava sannyāsī or a Vaiṣṇava in the second stage of advancement in spiritual knowledge can understand four principles-namely, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the devotees, the innocent and the jealous-and he behaves differently with each. He tries to increase his love for Godhead, make friendship with devotees and preach Kṛṣṇa consciousness among the innocent, but he avoids the jealous who are envious of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement.

Feb 11 1977arcāyām eva haraye yaḥ pūjāṁ śraddhayehate na tad-bhakteṣu cānyeṣu sa bhaktaḥ prākṛtaḥ smṛtaḥPrākṛtaḥ stage, so prakṛtaḥ stage means just like we are worshiping The Deity, but not only we shall worship Deity but we make advancement. What is that advancement? To become gradually a preacher. That is madhyama-adhikārī, second stage, preacher. Preacher means that, īśvare tad-adhīneṣu bāliśeṣu dviṣatsu ca prema-maitrī-kṛpā upekṣāḥ yaḥ karoti sa madhyamaḥ When you become fully Kṛṣṇa conscious by worshiping the Deity regularly, as we have got prescription to rise early in the morning, offer maṅgala-ārati, then kīrtana, then class, in this way practicing, practicing. When you become advanced Kṛṣṇa conscious, then your natural tendency will be how to preach. So long you do not develop this tendency for preaching, simply remain in kaniṣṭha-adhikārī, you do not know how to deliver others, na tad-bhakteṣu cānyeṣu, you do not know how to receive elevated, one elevated devotee, you do not know how to do good to others. So Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s mission is not to keep one in the kaniṣṭha-adhikārī, especially those who are born in India.

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So long I have money in my pocket I am happy-that is dog civilization-SP

October 27, 2020 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Jan 7 1977 Bombay.

Prabhupāda: We are increasing. There is opposition against our movement, and still, we are increasing.

D. D. Desai: When you say, “We are poor…”

Prabhupāda: No, no, so-called poor.

D. D. Desai: That’s it. Because the other day when I was reading Howard Hughes and his billion-dollar life, and then also Poli(?), I can say this much, that some of our poorest of Indians are far better off than these gentlemen.

Prabhupāda: Yes, culturally we are better off. Materially, we are certainly very poor. But because we are culturally advanced, even the actual poor man, he does not feel that he is in poverty.

D. D. Desai: Yes, that is the case. That is… There is a basic grace in poverty.

Prabhupāda: That is…yaṁ labdhvā cāparaṁ lābhaṁ manyate nādhikaṁ tataḥ yasmin sthite guruṇāpi duḥkhena na vicālyate [Bg. 6.20-23]This is culture. “So long I have got money, I am very happy.” No! “If there is not a single farthing, still, I’ll be happy.” That is real culture. That can be done That is possible when one is Kṛṣṇa conscious. Yaṁ labdhvā cāparaṁ lābhaṁ. Just like Dhruva Mahārāja. He went to the forest to ask Kṛṣṇa to give him a very nice kingdom, but when he met Kṛṣṇa, Nārāyaṇa—He wanted to give him benedictionhe said, svamin kṛtartho ‘smi varaṁ na yace: [Cc. Madhya 22.42] “Bas, no more vara.” So we have got such things. Guruṇāpi duḥkhena na vicālyate [Bg. 6.20-23]. Never disturbed. That is culture. And “So long I have got money in the pocket, I am very happy”—that is dog civilization.

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This is my guru’s qualifications-how about yours?

October 21, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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This is my guru’s qualifications-how about yours?by Damaghosa dasa

Now, suppose if you accept a wrong person as spiritual master, and if you, if he guides you wrongly, then your whole life is spoiled. So one has to accept a spiritual master whose guidance will make his life perfect

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The power of Srila Prabhupada original Gita

October 17, 2020 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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The report is that our Bhagavad-gītā as It Is is increasing in sale, others are decreasing.

·         The reason is that we are presenting Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, without any adulteration

Srila Prabhupada: There are many editions in your country. There are many editions. All of them are selling nicely. Our Bhagavad-gītā, Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, the latest report is from the trades manager of Macmillan Company, who are our publisher. The report is that our Bhagavad-gītā As It Is is increasing in sale, others are decreasing. The reason is that we are presenting Bhagavad-gītā as it is, without any adulteration. Anything, market, if the commodity is pure… Gold, if it is pure, it has more customers. Milk, if it is pure, it has got more customers. So that we are finding. Because we are presenting Bhagavad-gītā as it is, we are finding more customers. So, this is the fame. And, yaśasaḥ śriyaḥ. Śriyaḥ, beauty. Kṛṣṇa is Himself very beautiful, and all His associates are very beautiful. That is also opulence.
[Lecture—Los Angeles, May 18, 1972]

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