Srila Prabhupada’s 1972 Bhagavad Gita As It Is Lecture notes: Part 1.5

February 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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JAS himself confirms that BG is established, now what is the need to revise it?

February 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Jayadvaita Swami himself confirms that Bhagavad Gita is established,
now what is the need to revise it
A very important conversation where Jayadvaita Swami states that establishment of BG is done by Srila Prabhupada.
Srila Prabhupāda: So this is the position. The whole Vṛndāvana is full of Māyāvādīs. We have to be very, very cautious and careful. I was there. That Brahmānanda protested against that Aurobindo. And then “Don’t speak of Gītā.”

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Yes, that’s what they told him.Jayādvaita: They shouldn’t speak of Gītā. They should speak of whatever other thing they want.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Then why call it Gītā-pratiṣṭhāna?
Jayādvaita: That’s Prabhupāda’s promise. He’s establishing Bhagavad-gītā.
Srila Prabhupāda: Eh?
Jayādvaita: The actual establishment of Bhagavad-gītā is being done by Your Divine Grace. They should admit that, “We have our philosophy, but as far as Bhagavad-gītā goes, Śrīla Prabhupāda is establishing it all over the world. We have something else, our own idea.” They can say that.
Srila Prabhupāda: Now find out the way how to stop this class of men speaking in our halls.[Room Conversation 1-VRNDAVAN – November 03, 1977 ]
This shows that the BG is already potent enough and its establishment is already done, so there is no need for its editing.
This is a solid proof that shows the editors themselves knew that 72 edition was the only original established edition. 

Delhi Bhagavatam Scanned Books

February 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Original Delhi Srimad-Bhagavatam Scanned Books
Hare Krishna, all glories to Srila Prabhupada. Please find below the Google drive link for Delhi Srimad Bhagvatam (Canto 1) scanned copies(1962-65 Editions).
Link:https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1SpTYeByncIaGi_j1xbjP2vuh8Lefie9h
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Sri Advaita Acarya avirbhava tithi (sacred appearance day of Sri Advaita acarya)

February 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Sri Advaita acarya avirbhava tithi [appearance day]Srila Prabhupada glorifies Sri Advaita acarya
compiled by Yasoda nandana dasa

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Back to Godhead (1944-60) scans (drive link)

February 20, 2021 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Back to Godhead (1944-60) scans (drive link)
Hare Krishna, all glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and all Vaishnavas.
A drive link containing scans of BTG magazines (1944-60) is posted below.

Dont kill cows and grow your own food–SP

February 20, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Bg lecture 13/35 Geneva 6/6/74


“Everywhere, the living entities are there, and Kṛṣṇa has made provision for every one of them. There is no question of scarcity. But people are not obeying the orders of Kṛṣṇa or the authorities, that “You produce…” Annād bhavanti bhūtāni [Bg. 3.14]. Even in Bible, it is said, “Thou shalt not kill.” They are not producing food grains, and they are killing the animals and eating.
How they will be happy? It is not possible. Most sinful ACTIVITIES YOU PRODUCE YOUR FOOD. THE BULL WILL HELP YOU, AND THE COWS WILL SUPPLY YOU MILK. They are considered to be father and mother. Just like father earns money for feeding the children, similarly, the bulls help producing, plowing, producing food grains, and the cow gives milk, mother. And what is this civilization, killing father and mother? THIS IS NOT GOOD CIVILIZATION. IT WILL NOT STAY. THERE WILL BE CATASTROPHE, WAITING. MANY TIMES IT HAS HAPPENED,AND IT WILL HAPPEN because transgressing the law of nature, or laws of God, is most sinful. That is sinful.

Just like you become criminal by transgressing the law of state, similarly, when you transgress the law of God, then you are sinful.”
 
Note— this is a very interesting lecture by SP because he is directly telling us to produce food. Most devotees agree it is not good to kill cows for the bull is our father and the cow is our mother. But how many devotees believe it is sinful not to grow your own food? So there are two parts to this order by Krsna-dont kill cows and grow your own food. 
So are we still considered pious if we dont kill cows yet dont grow our own food? Are we implicated in sinful karmic acts by buying food that comes from the supermarket? 
 

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