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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How devotees are protected by the Holy Name and Srila Prabhupada

October 17, 2020 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Hare Krsna-During these very troubling times devotees may doubt about their security and well being, but please hear what Srila Prabhupada has to say to quell these possible doubts.

Hare Krsna

damaghosa das—————————-
3 July, 197373-07-23Denver

Dear Kurusrestha,
Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated July 12, and I have carefully considered the contents.Regarding book distribution, everyone, including book distributers, must follow the standard regulations. Book distribution is preaching, it should not be thought of as done for money. It is executed as a preaching purpose. With these guidelines in mind, try to distribute as many books as possible.I can understand your concern about the deterioration of the civilization. Yes, the city will be more dangerous place as Kali-yuga advances. It will be very deteriorating. The modern civilization is so corrupt and as sinful activities are more and more committee., the people will be forced to face more troubles, by nature’s order. Our business, however, is simply to take shelter of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra and pray to the Holy Name to give us protection. We shall be unaffected by all that will happen. Krsna will provide us with working facilities. Be assured of this, that the devotees will be protected by the Holy Name. Others will have to suffer in the days that are coming.Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

June 20 1973

“In Calcutta there was a very virulent type of plague epidemic in 1898. So Calcutta became devastated. All people practically left Calcutta. Daily hundreds and hundreds of people were dying. I was one year old or one and a half years old. So one babaji, he organized sankirtana, Hare Krishna sankirtana all over Calcutta. And in the sankirtana, all people, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Parsi, everyone joined. And they were going road to road, street to street, entering in every house. So the plague SUBSIDED. This is a fact. Everyone who knows history of Calcutta, know that the plague was subsided by sankirtana movement.”

Dec 11 1970

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The Bliss of Service

October 17, 2020 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Three times in this verse Advaita Acarya mentions He is servant of the servant
Adi 6.86-caitanyera dāsa muñi, caitanyera dāsacaitanyera dāsa muñi, tāṅra dāsera dāsa
TRANSLATION“I am a servant of Lord Caitanya, a servant of Lord Caitanya. I am a servant of Lord Caitanya, and a servant of His servants.”
The source of the sentiment of servitude is indeed Lord Balarāma. The plenary expansions who follow Him are all influenced by that ecstasy.
Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa, who is one of His incarnations, always considers Himself a devotee.The Viṣṇu who lies on the Causal Ocean is an incarnation of Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa, and, accordingly, the emotion of being a devotee is always present in His heart.
Advaita Ācārya is a separate expansion of Him. He always engages in devotional service with His thoughts, words and actions.
By His words He declares, “I am a servant of Lord Caitanya.” Thus with His mind He always thinks, “I am His devotee.”
With His body He worshiped the Lord by offering Ganges water and tulasī leaves, and by preaching devotional service He delivered the entire universe.
Śeṣa Saṅkarṣaṇa, who holds all the planets on His head, expands Himself in different bodies to render service to Lord Kṛṣṇa.
These are all incarnations of Lord Kṛṣṇa, yet we always find that they act as devotees.

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