Letter to Srila Prabhupada by Haripada dasa

August 22, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Letter to Srila Prabhupada, by Haripada dasa
With love and confidence I share my Vyasa Puja letter to Srila Prabhupada Mahasaya.
All the devotees who serve and love Srila Prabhupada write a letter called the Vyasa Puja letter, Vyasadeva is a literary incarnation of God or Krishna, He wrote all the Vedic literature, The Bhagavad-gita, The Srimad-bhagavatam, The Mahabharata etc, and our spiritual master’s birthday is called Vyasa Puja day, on this day the spiritual master is glorified and thanked for all his mercy, all this spiritual knowledge given to us by Vyasadeva is transmitted from the guru to the disciple through the chain of disciplic succession, all these truths are eternal and never change, that’s why Srila Prabhupada always said that the philosophy of Krishna consciousness is very easy, because we don’t have to invent anything, we just have than to repeat what the previous spiritual masters said.
Thanks to Srila Prabhupada we have found the Truth and the Truth will set you free. Thanks to Srila Prabhupada we have come out of ignorance, which is the cause of all suffering. Thanks to Srila Prabhupada we have understood the purpose of human life, to understand and love God or Krishna, and since there is only God or Krishna and His energies, by doing this in a natural way one loves everyone and everything. Thanks to Srila Prabhupada we have understood that this material world is full of envy and is no place for a gentleman, here there are only cheaters and cheated. Thanks to Srila Prabhupada we hope to go back home to God and Krishna and His devotees, and the experience of having been in this material world will be a bad nightmare. Thanks to Srila Prabhupada we have understood that we are not the material body, but eternal spirit souls, eternal loving servants of God or Krishna and His devotees. Thanks to Srila Prabhupada we are now no longer a rudderless ship, now Srila Prabhupada is the person we trust and love the most. If Srila Prabupada had not come, what would have become of us?

Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day Celebration 2022 at Vancouver Krishna Balaram Center

August 22, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa

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Vyasa Puja offering from Vijaya Pandita dasa (2022)

August 21, 2022 in vyasa puja offering by Vidura Mahatma

Sri Vyasa-Puja of our beloved Spiritual Master

Srila Prabhupada

2022

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale

srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine

 

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

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VYASA PUJA OFFERING TO SRILA PRABHUPADA – 2022 (Niraj)

August 21, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa

All glories to Srila Prabhupāda

You have saved me from going to the darkest regions of hell, which I was destined to suffer on account of my extremely sinful activities. You came at the right time to rescue me. Your Divine Grace saved me from the word jugglery of the speculative scholars and delivered me the sublime essence of the Vedic literatures in a very simple and easy-to-understand language. Srila Prabhupada, this is Your USP – You present the highest knowledge effortlessly without any ostentatious show of scholarship. Though Your Divine Grace is the greatest scholar and the greatest devotee, You never claimed to be so and You have very mercifully associated with the fallen souls in order to deliver them. O Srila Prabhupāda, You are humility personified and a true example of “trnad api sunicena.”

I beg from you to bless me with a small fragment of your humility so that I may progress more on the path shown by you.

Your fallen servant,
Niraj

2022 VYASA PUJA OFFERING – anubhavananda dasa

August 21, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa


                             2022 VYASA PUJA OFFE
RING

O greatest mercy of Lord Shri Krishna

O every soul’s eternal ever well wisher

O Guru of the universe Srila Prabhupada

please hear the prayer of this begging dog.

O Ac Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

O most confidential servitor of Krishna God

on your guru’s order you came to the west

to revive in all their Krishna consciousness.

On this your most glorious appearance day

I pray by my side you always do stay

for too many lifetimes I have fallen astray

so now all I can do is helplessly pray.

O dearest Srila Prabhupada O dearest to all

please keep forcing open my eyes to Gopal

birth after birth I pray to be your disciple

to pass every test and every kind of trial.

I now bow down before you like a log

begging stay near me  Srila Prabhupada

and force me to surrender with all my love

to the Lord of The Gopi’s supreme love above.

your eternal aspiring servant

anubhavananda dasa

Vyasa puja offering to his Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada 08 19 2022

August 21, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa


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 Vyasa puja offering to his Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada  08 19 2022

108 Quotes from Srila Prabhupada on Spreading the Importance

of the Authorized Original Edition, the 1972 authorized Bhagavad Gita As It Is

compiled by Yasoda nandana dasa

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2022 Vyasa puja offering from Gauri dasa pandita dasa

August 18, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Srila Prabhupada Vyasapuja 2022

by Gauri dasa pandita dasa.

The Topmost Most Gracious Host

One of the things I remember the most about  Srila Prabhupada is what a great and gracious host he was. He loved sharing Krsna Consciousness with the guests and devotees. A wide range of people came to see His Divine Grace from new and senior devotees to religious and world leaders. From Professor’s to Villager’s; all the guests left Srila Prabhupada’s presence with a feeling of respect and admiration for Him, who treated them so nicely.

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Most amazing

August 18, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Most amazing, by Haripada dasa


Once a great sage asked King Maharaja Yudisthir what is the most amazing thing there is, and the King replied that you see that relatives, friends and other people die, but one thinks that I will never die.
Usually people do not like to talk about death because they are very afraid, it is said that the devotee of God or Krishna experiences God through devotional service and that materialists and atheists experience God at the time of death. I remember a video of Srila Prabhupada speaking with some theologians and Srila Prabhupada telling them that God will come like death, and all his money, his prestige, his family, etc. It will be taken away, do you understand God now? God or Krishna says in the Bhagavat gita that I am death, I remember that in the fourth song of Srimad Bhagavatam to Maharaja Dhruva a plane from the spiritual world came for him and taking advantage that the personification of death came, he put his feet on the head of death to get on the plane, so until death he takes pleasure in serving the devotee of God or Krishna.


It is very interesting that the personification of death is represented as a skeleton with a harvest, that is to remind us that what you sow, harvest, in other words each person is the architect of his destiny, each one has what he deserves. , and God or Krishna also says that this material world is a place of suffering and temporary, someone can argue that I have a lot of money, women, material enjoyment, yachts, etc., that you have because you deserve it because surely in your life In the past you did many pious activities, but do not forget that everything is temporary. God or Krishna has created everything, therefore everything belongs to God or Krishna, as Srila Prabhupada always said that a person is honest and honest when he uses everything to serve God or Krishna and His devotees.

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How to become a nonsense-easily–SP explains

August 16, 2022 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Dec 14 1972 letter Tusta krsna
We advise everyone to address one another as Prabhu. Prabhu means master, so how the master should be disobeyed? Others, they are also pure devotees. All of my disciples are pure devotees. Anyone sincerely serving the spiritual master is a pure devotee, it may be Siddhasvarupa or others, a-Siddhasvarupa. This must be very clearly stated. It is not only that your Siddhasvarupa is a pure devotee and not others. Do not try to make a faction. Siddhasvarupa is a good soul. But others should not be misled. Anyone who is surrendered to the spiritual master is a pure devotee, it doesn’t matter if Siddhasvarupa or non-Siddhasvarupa. Amongst ourselves one should respect others as Prabhu, master, one another. As soon as we distinguish here is a pure devotee, here is a non-pure devotee, that means I am a nonsense. Why you only want to be in the spiritual sky with Siddhasvarupa? Why not all? If Siddhasvarupa can go, why not everyone? Siddhasvarupa will go, you will go, Syamasundara will go, all others will go. We will have another ISKCON there. Of course, Mr. Nair must stay.

Vaisnava behavior explained by Srila Prabhupada

August 16, 2022 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Vaisnava Behavior explained by SP

Hare Krsna-Below We will find some very interesting points about personal behavior for a Vaisnava which are definitely applicable to all of us in this age of quarrel and hypocrisy.
Jan 7 1976
My dear Bhakta Ralph
Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you letter, undated.
There is no reason why you cannot associate with any of my disciples, providing that they adhere to our principles. As long as Siddha Svarupa Maharaja and Tusta Krishna Maharaja act as sannyasis, ie. dress in dhoti, keep shave headed with sikha, follow strictly the rules and regulations and preach from my books, I have no objection. Sometimes there will be a little misunderstanding between Godbrothers, that is even going on amongst liberated soulsWhat is important is that everyone must engage in Krishna’s service under the direction of the spiritual master.
I hope this meets you well. Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
72-08-26 letter
My Dear Gaurasundara,
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 20, 1972, and I am quite surprised to read it. This does not sound like you. All along I have been discouraged in every way by my Godbrothers, but still I have stuck to my duty, keeping my Spiritual Master always in front. Because there is some fighting or bickering amongst us, that does not mean that I should go away. If I have understood the order of my Spiritual Master rightly, then I must perform my duty under any circumstances and never one think of going away under disgust. I have appointed you to be my GBC representative in South America because I think that you are very much responsible and capable to do it, and I am very fond of you and your good wife Govinda dasi for helping me all along. So do not be disturbed or worried by some small thing, rumor, or misunderstanding. There is no plot amongst our so-called big men against you or Siddha-swarup Ananda. That is childish.
Where have you got this idea to retire and simply translate books? That is not in our line. My Spiritual Master has given me the instruction to spread this movement all over the world and you are my good disciples, are helping me do this. Without your good help I could not have done anything, so practically you can take all the credit for spreading this Krsna Consciousness movement and fulfilling the prophecy of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. If there is some incident and I claim that no one is cooperating with me or no one will work with me, that is my defect, not theirs. The Vaisnava devotee must think like this. We should not find fault with others and criticize and go away, that is not the Vaisnava way.Better we should always be willing to offer all respects to others and consider them as our superiors always.
Meanwhile, hoping this meets you in good health,
 
(Note-one idea here is that SP was just starting his movement and did not want the devotees to fight with each other and go away. And at that time, things were pretty much going the way SP wanted. There was no unauthorized gurus on such a large scale like we have today. Also going away meant at that time-from iskcon. Today iskcon itself is so far gone away, it is hard to remain there and remain sane. But today we have all the books and instructions so that we don’t need to “go away” Going away means leaving Krsna Consciousness altogether and all good devotee association.)

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How to easily become– a “nonsense”–SP

August 13, 2022 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Dec 14 1972 letter Tusta krsna
We advise everyone to address one another as Prabhu. Prabhu means master, so how the master should be disobeyed? Others, they are also pure devotees. All of my disciples are pure devotees. Anyone sincerely serving the spiritual master is a pure devotee, it may be Siddhasvarupa or others, a-Siddhasvarupa. This must be very clearly stated. It is not only that your Siddhasvarupa is a pure devotee and not others. Do not try to make a faction. Siddhasvarupa is a good soul. But others should not be misled. Anyone who is surrendered to the spiritual master is a pure devotee, it doesn’t matter if Siddhasvarupa or non-Siddhasvarupa. Amongst ourselves one should respect others as Prabhu, master, one another. As soon as we distinguish here is a pure devotee, here is a non-pure devotee, that means I am a nonsense. Why you only want to be in the spiritual sky with Siddhasvarupa? Why not all? If Siddhasvarupa can go, why not everyone? Siddhasvarupa will go, you will go, Syamasundara will go, all others will go. We will have another ISKCON there. Of course, Mr. Nair must stay.

Importance of guru param para-otherwise “all our perceptions are imperfect”-SP

August 13, 2022 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Nov 11 1975 Bombay

Devotee (3): [break] You were speaking about the blind person who is thinking that he can see. He is in illusion. How can we best convince him that he is not able to see?

Prabhupāda: You have to convince him that “Your eyes are imperfect.” Then you can tell, “Just close your eyes. Can you see the eyelid? It closes, but you cannot see. Why? You have got eyes. When there is some particle in the eye, so close and find out where is the particle. Why making this way, this way, this way? So what is the value of your eyes? This is the proof. You cannot see even your eyelids. So why do… Why you are so much proud of seeing?” Is it not?

Devotee (3): Yes.

Prabhupāda: This is conviction. He can say that “I cannot see on account of distant place, the planet,” but you see the nearest. So you cannot see distant place things and you cannot see nearest. Then what is the value of your eyes? That means you can see only under certain condition. So condition is offered by somebody else. Therefore you are conditioned. Your seeing is conditioned, because it is not absolute. So how do you believe your eyes? Hm?

Devotee (3): The vision of the eyes is imperfect. We have to see by intelligence, from the authority…

Prabhupāda: Yes. That is not intelligence; that is fact. Intelligence you should have that “However I can perceive by the senses, the senses being imperfect, all our perceptions are imperfect.” That is intelligence.

Devotee (3): :Then one may ask, “Well, how do I recognize that this is the bona fide authority?”

Prabhupāda: :Who authorized? Another rascal, that’s all. He’s a rascal. Another rascal… Just like sva-vid-varāhoṣṭra-kharaiḥ saṁstutaḥ puruṣaḥ paśuḥ [SB 2.3.19]. A lion is being praised by the rabbit in the jungle. The rabbit is also animal; lion is also. So what is the use of lion being praised by a rabbit? If a lion is praised by a rabbit, does it mean lion is more than animal? So similarly, these so-called scientists, big men, they are being praised by small rascals. That does not mean on account of praising, he has become more than animal. He remains animal.

Devotee (3): :We see Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, but they see Him as a common man like themselves also.

Prabhupāda: :Therefore they are mūḍhas. Avajānanti māṁ mūḍhāḥ. Only the mūḍhas can deride. Avajānanti māṁ mūḍhā mānuṣīṁ tanum āśritaḥ [Bg. 9.11]. It is stated already.

Devotee (3): :Then how is it that some people do finally come to accept Kṛṣṇa?

Prabhupāda: Yes. They come in the paramparā system, through guru. Tad-vij�ānārtham sa gurum evābhigacchet [MU 1.2.12]. Therefore you have to go to guru to understand. You cannot understand personally. That is not possible. Therefore our system is to see through the guru and śāstra, not by these naked eyes. That is misleading.

Devotee (3): Then the key would be to recognize and appreciate the importance of the guru.

Prabhupāda: Parampara. Guru is also not authority by himself. He is authority by his guru, paramparā. If he is coming in the paramparā system, then he is guru. Otherwise he’s not guru. Just like what we are doing? We are simply repeating the Kṛṣṇa’s word. That’s all. Therefore guru. And as soon as I make addition or alteration, I am goru

Harikeśa: Goru means?

Prabhupāda: Goru means cow, animal. Go-kharaḥ. Sa eva go-kharaḥ [SB 10.84.13]. The go-kharaḥ, these animals have been, I mean, exemplified because these two animals work for others very heavily. The bull also loads heavily, and the ass also loads very heavily for others, not for his own benefit. The bull is working day and night and being whipped… (end)

Link to this page:https://prabhupadabooks.com/conversations/1975/nov/morning_walk/bombay/november/11/1975

Some Conclusions- Today it has become fashionable and commonplace to disobey or disbelieve in the bona fide gurus instructions. And even if someone repeats verbatim his instructions, still they wont believe you or will argue with you. This is yet only another symptom of this degraded age of quarrel and hypocrisy.

SB 4.18.5–A foolish person who manufactures his own ways and means through mental speculation and does not recognize the authority of the sages who lay down unimpeachable directions is simply unsuccessful again and again in his attempts.

PURPORT-At the present moment it has become fashionable to disobey the unimpeachable directions given by the ācāryas and liberated souls of the past. Presently people are so fallen that they cannot distinguish between a liberated soul and a conditioned soul. A conditioned soul is hampered by four defects: he is sure to commit mistakes, he is sure to become illusioned, he has a tendency to cheat others, and his senses are imperfect. Consequently we have to take direction from liberated persons. This Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement directly receives instructions from the Supreme Personality of Godhead via persons who are strictly following His instructions. Although a follower may not be a liberated person, if he follows the supreme, liberated Personality of Godhead, his actions are naturally liberated from the contamination of the material nature. Lord Caitanya therefore says: “By My order you may become a spiritual master.” One can immediately become a spiritual master by having full faith in the transcendental words of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and by following His instructions. Materialistic men are not interested in taking directions from a liberated person, but they are very much interested in their own concocted ideas, which make them repeatedly fail in their attempts. Because the entire world is now following the imperfect directions of conditioned souls, humanity is completely bewildered.

 

Balaram Appearance Day 2022 – Vancouver

August 13, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Lord Balaram’s Appearance Day 2022 Celebration at Vancouver Krishna Balaram Center

Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fONphkufLxJXN5kmruUkdp5lKLVL6Eaj?usp=sharing

Srila Rupa Goswami’s deities in Jayapura. Sri Radha Govinda

August 10, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Srila Prabhupada speaks Out; Some quotes on illegal interpretation of books, speculation,  qualifications of Guru, etc

August 10, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa

Srila Prabhupada epaks out; Some quotes on illegal interpretation of books,

speculation, qualifications of Guru, etc

 As soon as personal motivation comes in, it is not possible for one to understand our Krishna Consciousness philosophy

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