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June 18, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

SP explains that his students main qualification- is being fixed on Krsna-and all the other good qualities will follow

June 18, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Sept 30 1975 Bombay conversations
Dr. Patel: No, these boys who are recruited newly. They don’t have much about the idea of Vaiṣṇavism.
Prabhupāda: That’s all right. That’s a fact. But what can I do? They are my helper.
Dr. Patel: They have to be trained up earlier and then let loose. Otherwise, you know, they create it. Because all the bad impressions are for them.
Prabhupāda: No. They’ll be trained while working. Not that simply theorizing at home, no.
Dr. Patel: That’s right, but I think…
Prabhupāda: They should work, and at the same time, they may fall down, just like a child tries to walk, falls down, again walks, again… Then he becomes complete.
Dr. Patel: Those thirty characteristics of a sādhu that are depicted in the, in Bhāgavata….
Prabhupāda: That is not possible in one day.
Dr. Patel: Thirty cannot come, but a few should come.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Few that… They are… Yasyāsti bhaktir bhagavaty akiñcanā sarvair guṇais tatra samāsate [SB 5.18.12]. If they have got unflinching faith in Kṛṣṇa and guru, that is all qualification.
Dr. Patel: That is a fact.
Prabhupāda: That is all qualification. Yasyāsti bhaktir bhagavaty akiñcan sarvair guṇaiḥ. All these qualities are already there.
Dr. Patel: But for that you see, he has to withdraw his mind and all the senses from…
Prabhupāda: Even he does not withdraw, even it is sudurācāra, api cet sudurācāro bhajate mām ananya-bhāk sādhur eva saḥ [Bg. 9.30].
Dr. Patel: But then bhajate mām ananya-bhāk.
Prabhupāda: Yes, ananya-bhāk, they are doing that.
Dr. Patel: Without severing his mind, anywhere he goes…
Prabhupāda: No. They are fixed up in Kṛṣṇa. That is a fact. That is a fact. You cannot bribe them to take from this Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is not possible. They may commit some mistake, but they are fixed up in Kṛṣṇa. That is bhajate mām ananya-bhāk. You cannot deviate them. Sādhur eva sa mantavyaḥ [Bg. 9.30]. So this qualification they have, and for this qualification they will be triumphant, without anything else. We shall return now?
Dr. Patel: Those thirty qualifications do come naturally, as you say, but they come slowly. But (Hindi) we must teach them this in the kṛṣṇa-bhakti, the qualities of a real sādhu.
Prabhupāda: If you make a condition that “First of all you become qualified; then you preach,” that will never come. Rūpa Gosvāmī therefore recommends, yena tena prakāreṇa mana kṛṣṇe niveśayet: “Somehow or other bring him to Kṛṣṇa consciousness.” Then other... Sarve vidhi-niṣedhāḥ. Vidhi-niṣedhāḥ. Sarve vidhi-niṣedhā syur etayor eva kiṅkarāḥ. Automatically they’ll come as servant. First of all let their mind be fixed up on Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

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Veganism is not Krsna Consciousness-SP explains

June 18, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

HARE KRNSA BELOW WE HAVE THE LATEST INSANE CONCOCTION TO COME OUT OF ISKCON-
NO MORE MILK-THEY THINK IT IS BAD FOR YOU AND THE PLANET–JUST SEE –
WHAT A GOAT WONT EAT AND WHAT A FOOL WONT SPEAK-BENGALI SAYING
MY COMMENTS BELOW
 
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Food for life nonsense veganism policy:
 
Picture below: FFL promoting no cow milk on their site
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ADULTERATING SRILA PRABHUPADA’S QUOTES THAT SAY PRASADAM AS “PLANT-BASED”:

Original Quote: Simply by liberal distribution of prasāda and saṅkīrtana, the whole world can become peaceful and prosperous. [Srimad Bhagavatam, 4.12.10 Purport]

 
ISKCON FFL’S MANUFACTURED QUOTE: (https://ffl.org/about-us/mission/prabhupada/)

“By the liberal distribution of prasadam (pure plant-based food) and sankirtan (congregational chanting of the holy name), the whole world can become peaceful and prosperous.”
– Srila Prabhupada

Notice how they have added “purely plant-based food” to promote their  veganism. They use Srila Prabhupada’s quotes to do all kinds of nonsense here. Where is it written that prasadam is only a plant based food without any milk offering?
 
Srila Prabhupada’s quotes on cow protection and importance of cow’s milk:
 
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THE ABOVE ISKCON  LOGO OFNOT MILKIS BASED ON THE AMERICAN DAIRY INDUSTRY’S LOGO OF THE OPOSITE  SLOGAN WHICH SAYS—-GOT MILK ? 
 
SO WHY DO THESE THINGS CONTINUE TO HAPPEN IN ISKCON? 
Any common man will tell  you they drink milk, if they can get it. All over the world, people by the billions will continue to drink milk as they all know it is the best food for them and it wont harm them.  They use milk products in so many things they eat. But now the wise fools in Iskcon have told us that their “Prasadam” will no longer contain milk products, but” plant based food.”
 
I almost feel like it is a total waste of time even writing about this because those that believe in veganism have lost all their  basic common sense. There has been supplied in this article (written by some else) massive quotes given to us by Srila Prabhupada regarding the importance of  milk and protecting the cow due to her importance. 
 
So I guess you either believe in what Srila Prabhupada (and your own common sense) says, or you believe in the latest pie in the sky speculations coming out of iskcon these days. Therefore this article is for those who still want to follow in the footsteps of our Acarya-without changing his words or intentions.
 
Iskcon food for lifesays…   Here is the opening statement on their website.
 
Food for Life Global is committed tosolving world hunger by addressing its root cause — inequality.Our strategy is to demonstrate love and respect for all living beings through the liberal distribution of non-violent, plant-based meals prepared with loving intention. It is love and respect in action.
We understand the clear connection of commercial dairy with the wholesale abuse of billions of innocent cows, bull and calves. We do not condone the use of any commercial dairy in any of our projects. All funds collected by donors are exclusively used for vegan ingredients. Donors can be assured that all donations are only used for vegan food distribution and operations.
 
So despite what Srila Prabhupada says, despite that iskcon in the early days used cow milk bought at the store that came from “un protected cows”, and that Srila Prabhupada himself authrorized this practice, todays Iskcon says this milk is unacceptable and wont be used in their “Prasadam” preparations.
 
So why this difference in opinions? Why was store bought milk once acceptable and now it is not? Good question, right?

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