some random nectar from CC-Performance of the Vrndavana pastimes

April 1, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

“There are eight symptoms of ecstatic love on the platform of transcendental jubilation, and when they are combined and tasted by Kṛṣṇa, the Lord’s mind is completely satisfied.

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“Indeed, they are compared to a combination of yogurt, candy, ghee, honey, black pepper, camphor and cardamom, which, when mixed together, are very tasty and sweet.

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Svarūpa Dāmodara then retorted, “My dear Śrīvāsa, please hear me with attention. You have forgotten the transcendental opulence of Vṛndāvana.

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“The natural opulence of Vṛndāvana is just like an ocean. The opulence of Dvārakā and Vaikuṇṭha is not even to be compared to a drop.

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“Śrī Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead full of all opulences, and His complete opulences are exhibited only in Vṛndāvanadhāma.

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“In Vṛndāvana, the natural speech of the people sounds like music, and their natural motion resembles a dance.

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While Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was dancing in ecstatic love and Svarūpa Dāmodara was singing, the Lord said, “Go on singing! Go on singing!” The Lord then extended His own ears.

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While dancing absorbed in Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī’s ecstatic love, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu appeared in Her very form. Seeing this from a distant place, Nityānanda Prabhu offered prayers.

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SP explains how distribution of books is transcendental and above mundane morality

April 1, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

July 20 1975 SanFrancisco
SP discusses book distribution techniques- and how it is the highest morality

Prabhupāda: Humble, but if you do not follow your spiritual master’s instruction, you follow others, then where is the humbleness? You say that… Your wife says that what Siddha-svarūpa says it is very clear and and others are not so clear. Is it not? What is that clear what is not clear?
Bhūrijana: He says chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.
Prabhupāda: So who says that you don’t chant?
Bhūrijana: Maybe the emphasis wasn’t so much on the chanting even though everyone says harer nāma harer nāma harer nāma eva kevalam [Cc. Ādi 17.21], everyone just chants their sixteen rounds a day, chants a half hour ārati in the evening and half hour ārati in the morning.
Prabhupāda: So what do you want more? What is your program? 24 hours?
Bhūrijana: I like more kīrtana than that.
Prabhupāda: So you don’t like to sell books.
Bhūrijana: No, I think I like very much. I mean I think I would like to.
Prabhupāda: So what is difference?
Bhūrijana: Between selling books and kīrtana?
Prabhupāda: No no. Between others and you. Where is the difference? When you point out that this is the point, we differ. What is that point?
Bhūrijana: Well maybe the point about more kīrtana or less kīrtana.
Prabhupāda: So if you chant more, they’re objecting?
Bhūrijana: No.
Prabhupāda: Then where is the difference? Has anyone objected (if you) chant more?
Bhūrijana: No.
Prabhupāda: Then where is the objection? What is the point of difference?
Bhūrijana: I think there’s no point of difference.
Prabhupāda: Then why do you say we find these instructions more clear?
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: You say that there’s no point of difference, but then you say that his instruction is more clear. There’s some contradiction.
Bhūrijana: It’s just the emphasis that was given to hari… to chanting. For myself, I know I was off track and I know that in my heart I built up an enmity toward your disciples and thinking that they…, that by their distributing books they were making people angry at Kṛṣṇa and
Prabhupāda: That is real point. That is real point.
Bhūrijana: That’s what I felt. See, when I was in Hong Kong, people I would meet, they used to yell… They’d yell at me, “What have you done to Kṛṣṇa?” Some Indians used to say that. People we’d meet, they’d tell us they see the Hare Kṛṣṇa devotees and they hate Kṛṣṇa. I remember one specific time when I was speaking to one businessman who was helping us and…
Prabhupāda: He said that “We hate Kṛṣṇa”?
Bhūrijana: No no. He said that, “Your members of the Hare Kṛṣṇa, they’re making people in Australia hate Kṛṣṇa. They make people inimical.” Making people inimical to Kṛṣṇa.
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: They feel threatened simply that we’re preaching something that will discourage their sinful way of life. Simply they feel threatened. Not they’re hating. Their argument is that because of our strong emphasis on preaching and book distribution, they say therefore that the mass of people they have a bad impression of Kṛṣṇa.
Bhūrijana: And also because…
Prabhupāda: Because we are selling books.
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Because we’re selling books.
Bhūrijana: Not so much the selling books. Maybe because of the emphasis on taking…, how much money can be taken. Like if someone says on the street, “Please give me a donation.” So they give him a donation. “No, you must give more,” and more and more. So the people think that the devotees are only interested in getting money and they get a bad impression that ISKCON is a money making movement.
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: We’re selling one half a million large size books each year.

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SP explains how book distribution techniques are transcendental

April 1, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

July 20 1975 SanFrancisco
SP discusses book distribution techniques- and how it is the highest morality

Prabhupāda: Humble, but if you do not follow your spiritual master’s instruction, you follow others, then where is the humbleness? You say that… Your wife says that what Siddha-svarūpa says it is very clear and and others are not so clear. Is it not? What is that clear what is not clear?
Bhūrijana: He says chant Hare Kṛṣṇa.
Prabhupāda: So who says that you don’t chant?
Bhūrijana: Maybe the emphasis wasn’t so much on the chanting even though everyone says harer nāma harer nāma harer nāma eva kevalam [Cc. Ādi 17.21], everyone just chants their sixteen rounds a day, chants a half hour ārati in the evening and half hour ārati in the morning.
Prabhupāda: So what do you want more? What is your program? 24 hours?
Bhūrijana: I like more kīrtana than that.
Prabhupāda: So you don’t like to sell books.
Bhūrijana: No, I think I like very much. I mean I think I would like to.
Prabhupāda: So what is difference?
Bhūrijana: Between selling books and kīrtana?
Prabhupāda: No no. Between others and you. Where is the difference? When you point out that this is the point, we differ. What is that point?
Bhūrijana: Well maybe the point about more kīrtana or less kīrtana.
Prabhupāda: So if you chant more, they’re objecting?
Bhūrijana: No.
Prabhupāda: Then where is the difference? Has anyone objected (if you) chant more?
Bhūrijana: No.
Prabhupāda: Then where is the objection? What is the point of difference?
Bhūrijana: I think there’s no point of difference.
Prabhupāda: Then why do you say we find these instructions more clear?
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: You say that there’s no point of difference, but then you say that his instruction is more clear. There’s some contradiction.
Bhūrijana: It’s just the emphasis that was given to hari… to chanting. For myself, I know I was off track and I know that in my heart I built up an enmity toward your disciples and thinking that they…, that by their distributing books they were making people angry at Kṛṣṇa and
Prabhupāda: That is real point. That is real point.
Bhūrijana: That’s what I felt. See, when I was in Hong Kong, people I would meet, they used to yell… They’d yell at me, “What have you done to Kṛṣṇa?” Some Indians used to say that. People we’d meet, they’d tell us they see the Hare Kṛṣṇa devotees and they hate Kṛṣṇa. I remember one specific time when I was speaking to one businessman who was helping us and…
Prabhupāda: He said that “We hate Kṛṣṇa”?

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