Srila Prabhupada’s SB classes-summary file–VOLUME 5 P:I

February 24, 2012 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to All


Glories to Srila Prabhupada


Below you will find a quick summary  of some nectar  pulled from the Srimad Bhagavatam (SB) lectures by Srila Prabhupada contained in Volume 5. As each of  these books in the 11 book series is about 675 pages long, it is impossible to  understand everything he tells us in  such a short summary. But below as all the previous ones, we have sent out,  is just some of the “cream’ of  the nectar which emanates from the lotus mouth of Krsna’s pure devotee. I hope  some of you will enjoy them.


Hare Krsna

Damaghosa das


Some topics covered in below  lectures:

* if not careful, one who keeps dogs could become one  next lifetime

* if any of my daily activities have no  connection with Krsna-then its all Karma

* time, like this time yesterday cannot be brought back  no matter how rich we are

* no literature like SB throughout entire  universe

* brahma bhuta (liberation) doesn’t mean getting 4  hands and a dozen arms

* deathlessness begins at initiation-dont waste this  opportunity

*some sampradayas dont accept Mahaprabhu as  God

* better to make a learned man your enemy than a  fool

* if asked who is your president and dont know-this  similar to

   asking one who is God and they say dont  know-no meaning

   to their so called religion

* the Origin  of all must be cognizant and  animant

* when offenseless-then Krsna accepts our  service

*origin of the word Bombay

* unless we drink milk, our brain unable to understand  spiritual topics

* and more…..

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GBC Elections & Term Limits : Detrimental Or Beneficial?

February 23, 2012 in Ameyatma Dasa, Articles by Nityananda Rama dasa


[Part Two of 2 articles written by Ameyatma das (Nov-2011) regarding the Direction Of Management]

When Srila Prabhupad was physically present the system of management for his society was:

The rank and file members Subordinate Temple Authorities (Treasurer, Vice President, Temple Commander, etc) Temple President Sannyasis (not managers, but social advisers) GBC members – individually for their zone GBC – as a body for the whole society Srila Prabhupad Sri Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead (and Radharani, the Controller of the Supreme Personality of Godhead)

The intrinsic nature of this system provided a functioning and effective system of checks and balances.  Srila Prabhupad was and is (via his teachings) the absolute authority of His mission and  could only be checked by Radharani or Krishna.  As a pure empowered devotee and authorized representative of The Supreme Personality of Godhead, he required no other checks or balances to his authority.

Srila Prabhupad had appointed the GBC to represent him, to execute his instruction in his absence.  While Srila Prabhupad remained physically present he often needed to keep the GBC men in-check.  Srila Prabhupad formed the GBC 7 years prior to his departure and during those 7 years there were many times where he needed to remind them of their duties, admonish them for straying off the path, insist that they abide by the rules, etc. (both individually and as an entire body also). Srila Prabhupad was there to keep them in-check.

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The Living Disciple

February 22, 2012 in Articles, Hasti Gopala Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Srila Prabhupada’s teachings, his books and lectures are understood by all bona fide Vedic authorities to be non different from his physical presence. Srila Prabhupada’s formally initiated disciples prior to his physical departure can and do continue to relate to him non differently in the same manner as when he was physically present. To deny this fact is to deny the existence of an original bona fide relationship presently taking place with their guru Srila Prabhupada, confirming this fact means to confirm that the disciple is relating to Srila Prabhupada in the present therefore confirming the present existence of Srila Prabhupada on an equally valid level. That the first generation of disciples are living in relation to Srila Prabhupada also indicates the presence of a living Srila Prabhupada in relation to his disciples. Those to whom the disciples are willing to relate a living Srila Prabhupda to, are representing a living Srila Prabhupada. One cannot remove the non different Srila Prabhupada from the vapu of a living disciple.

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Satisfaction easily gotten— How’s that?

February 18, 2012 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to all
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Below we have a very simple explanation of how all our senses can be  satisfied easily, without much endeavor and there is NO bad karma coming back.  Rather one can be at once elevated to the blissful spiritual world by this age  old process. Chant Hare Krsna, do some arcana and take prasadam.
damaghosa das

What exactly is –KARMA??

February 13, 2012 in Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

..”Whatever you do, that is your satisfaction. That is  karma.…for your own sense satisfaction,that is karma. And if you  do it for Krsna’s satisfaction, that is karma-yoga.”–SP
Hare Krsna to all
Pranams-all glories to Prabhupada
Below is a short excerpt of a conversation with Srila Prabhupada on  KARMA–we all toss this word
around like a child would a ball, but its significance has great  ramifications on our future lives in this material
world. See what the empowered representative of the Lord has to  say………..
Saksi Gopal

The Branches of Lord Chaitanya’s Movement

February 13, 2012 in Articles, Narasimha Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa


I have been reading in Sri Caitanya-caritamrta (Madhya 10) about some of the main branches of Lord Chaitanya’s sankirtana movement. Srila Krishnadas Kaviraja Gosvami describes nearly eighty main branches of the movement of Sri Chaitanya and then states at the end of the chapter that the branches and sub-branches of Lord Chaitanya’s tree are unlimited and produce unlimited fruits and flowers. Lord Nityananda Himself forms the topmost, main branch of this tree, and in the next chapter (Madhya 11) Krishnadas Kaviraja describes this branch and some of its sub-branches. Some branches and sub-branches are considered especially important but all are totally spiritual and full of potency. Each branch is connected to the Complete Whole, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, through the mercy of at least one of His nitya-siddha associates.

“Each and every branch of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s tree has unlimited spiritual power and glory. Even if one had thousands of mouths, it would be impossible to describe the limits of their activities.” (Cc. Madhya 10.162)

Many of Lord Chaitanya’s personal associates are capable of liberating fallen conditioned souls simply by glancing at them or touching them. Lord Nityananda was such a great personality that by His desire even the most wretchedly fallen souls were liberated immediately– by His sweet will alone. In this connection Srila Prabhupada comments that it is by Lord Chaitanya’s mercy that so many western people have been able to take up the mission of Krishna consciousness. Because Srila Prabhupada received the full blessings of Lord Nityananda and Lord Chaitanya, he was able to spread the sankirtana mission worldwide, in this most fallen age, within 11 years.

Some nitya-siddha devotees of Lord Chaitanya are considered most important and most merciful. Srila Vasudeva Datta, the nineteenth branch of the “Chaitanya Tree”, is one these great personalities. Krishnadas Kaviraja concludes, “One could not describe his qualities even with thousands of mouths.” (Cc. Madhya 10.41) Srila Prabhupada confirms Vasudeva Datta’s glories as follows: “He was the most exalted personality to ever show mercy to the conditioned souls. This in not an exaggeration of his transcendental qualities. It is perfectly true. Actually there cannot be any comparison to Vasudeva Datta… The entire world is purified simply by the appearance of such a great devotee. Indeed, by his transcendental presence the whole world is glorified and all conditioned souls are also glorified.” (Cc. Madhya 15.163, Purport)

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Some personal stories about Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Maharaj

February 10, 2012 in Articles by Nityananda Rama dasa

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Maharaj

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   When  he was a child two, three years old, he ate one mango fruit

which was kept for offering to the Deity. So his father  mildly rebuked

him, “Oh, you have done a very wrong thing. It was meant  for Deity,

and you have taken it. You should not have done it.” The  child was two

or three years old. He took it so seriously that never  after that he

took mango. Whenever we offered him mango he said, “No, I  am offender.

I cannot take mango.” He was thinking like that,  you see. Never in his

life he took a mango. He was thinking that “I offended in  my childhood

by taking the mango of the Deity.” This is the  characteristic of

acarya. They teach by their life’s action that one  should be so much

determined, that one should not be… A child took the  mango, there

was no offense. But he took that vow.

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Yashoda Nandana Prabhu discusses on Srila Prabhupada and the Ritvik system in ISKCON

September 20, 2010 in Articles, Yasoda nandana Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa