What exactly is –KARMA??

February 13, 2012 in Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa 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