BHAGAVADGITA CLASSES EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AT 6PM

Tue

26

Jul

2016

The position of nondevotees is lamentable

A quote from His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada :

 

``The position of all nondevotees, who are not interested

in going back to Godhead, is very much lamentable, for the human form of life is meant for executing

 

devotional service and nothing else.``

1 Comments

Tue

26

Jul

2016

Tam Tams!

0 Comments

Tue

26

Jul

2016

Love Feast Kirtan & Lecture

0 Comments

Tue

26

Jul

2016

Pictures from the love feast

0 Comments

Tue

26

Jul

2016

Pictures from TamTams!

0 Comments

Fri

22

Jul

2016

Bhaktivedanta Lives In Sound Society Newsletter July Issue

read more 0 Comments

Fri

22

Jul

2016

Harinam on Jean-Talon

0 Comments

Fri

22

Jul

2016

TamTam's

0 Comments

Mon

18

Jul

2016

The Festival of Divine Disappearance of Srila Sanatana Gosvami

Hare Krsna dear friends! 

 

Come and celebrate with us the all-auspicious festival of the disappearance of Srila Sanatana Gosvami, one of the foremost and most intimate disciples and associates of Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu! 

 

The program of blisfull chanting, dancing, discussing Krsna-katha and distribution of delicious prasadam starts at the Hare Krsna Centre Montreal at 6pm.

Jaya!

0 Comments

Fri

08

Jul

2016

Saturday Bhakti-Yoga Class by Makhancora Prabhu

 

This Saturday we'll be happy to host our guest speaker His Grace Makhancora Prabhu who will give a class on the science of bhakti-yoga for all present. Makhancora Prabhu is the founder of Bhaktivedanta Lives In Sound Society Vinodol, a translator of many of Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, letters, etc., a sincere preacher of Krsna consciousness and our good friend and Godbrother. He is currently staying in our Montreal temple and we invite everyone to take advatange of his association, guidance, kirtans and also delicious cooking. Makhancora Prabhu will be staying with us until 23 of August. The Saturday program starts as usual at 5pm and will consist of kirtan, lecture and transcendental feasting. All are welcome. You won't regret it.

Hare Krsna!

 

 

0 Comments

Fri

08

Jul

2016

Photo Galleries

0 Comments

Fri

08

Jul

2016

Preaching In Canada

HareKrishna! A full time HareKrisna devotee from Isreal, Ramachandra Dasa has just recived Canadain citicenship so that he can spread Krishna Consciousness all around Canada ! 

1 Comments

Fri

08

Jul

2016

Harinam At The Metro

0 Comments

Fri

08

Jul

2016

Kirtan At The TamTam's

0 Comments

Fri

08

Jul

2016

Gundica Marjanam Kirtan

0 Comments

Mon

04

Jul

2016

Gundica Marjanam Festival/Welcome Party for Makhancora Prabhu

This Tuesday on the 5th of July 2016 we will hold an ecstatic evening with readings from the Sri Caitanya Caritamrta about the wonderful pastime of cleansing the Gundica Temple by Lord Caitanya and His associates. Along with this we are happy to announce a transcendental visit of His Grace Makhancora Prabhu and associates, who will stay in Montreal temple for a few weeks and will bless us with his lectures, kirtans and over all blissful sanga. Do not miss the golden opportunity to meet Makhancora Prabhu and please come and join us in giving him a warm welcome in Canada! SIMULTANEOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF DIRT FROM THE TEMPLE AND OUR HEARTS AND APPEARANCE OF MAKHANCORA PRABHU. HARIIIBOL!

Thu

30

Jun

2016

Advancement In Knowledge

`The word vrddhasrayam is very significant in this verse. Vrddha refers to one who is advanced in

knowledge. There are two kinds of old men--he who is advanced in years and he who is experienced in

knowledge. One who is advanced in knowledge is actually vrddha (jnana-vrddha); one does not become

vrddha simply by advancing in age. Vrddhasrayam, a person who takes shelter of a superior person who is

advanced in knowledge, can acquire all the good qualities of a brahmana and be trained in good behavior.`

 

-Quoted from His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (4th Canto Srimad Bhagavatam)

0 Comments

Wed

29

Jun

2016

Photos from our recent activities

0 Comments

Tue

28

Jun

2016

Love Feast Lecture

read more 0 Comments

Tue

28

Jun

2016

Kirtan At The TamTam`s

0 Comments

Tue

28

Jun

2016

Love Feast Kirtan

0 Comments

Thu

23

Jun

2016

Bhaktivedanta Lives In Sound Society Newsletter JUNE Issue

read more 1 Comments

Thu

23

Jun

2016

Spend For Krishna Not For Moon Landing

read more 0 Comments

Thu

23

Jun

2016

Love Feast Kirtan

0 Comments

Wed

22

Jun

2016

if one wants to get rid of material pains

``All persons in this material world are suffering from

material pains, and if one wants to get rid of them, he must associate with saintly persons, pure devotees

of the Lord, and chant the maha-mantra, Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare. Hare Rama,

 

Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.``

0 Comments

Thu

16

Jun

2016

Mother Nature Does Not Need Your Protection

read more 0 Comments

Wed

08

Jun

2016

Knowledge



Cāṇakya-śloka (10).



mātṛvat para-dāreṣu

para-dravyeṣu loṣṭravat

ātmavat sarva-bhūteṣu

yaḥ paśyati sa paṇḍitaḥ



"One who considers another's wife as his mother, another's possessions as a lump of dirt and treats all other living beings as he would himself, is considered to be learned."

read more 0 Comments

Wed

08

Jun

2016

Love Feast Meditation Class

0 Comments

Tue

31

May

2016

Make People Happy

 "In order to make all human society happy and prosperous, we should accept the standard methods given by liberated persons."  -

Srila Prabhupada 

0 Comments

Tue

31

May

2016

Love Feast Lecture

0 Comments

Tue

31

May

2016

Photo Gallery

0 Comments

Fri

27

May

2016

Tam Tams 2016

0 Comments

Fri

20

May

2016

Bhaktivedanta Lives In Sound Society Newsletter

HareKrishna Dear Prabhu's and Mataji's ! At this auspicious moment of Sri Narasimha Chaturdashi We are so glad to upload or first issue of the Bhaktivedanta Lives In Sound Society Newsletter and invite you all to corporate with us in this very important mission of spreading the teachings of our dear spiritual master His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada !

 

read more 0 Comments

Thu

19

May

2016

Go-dasa, Serving the Senses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Therefore the brāhmaṇa says: "My dear Lord, I tried to become master, but I have become servant of my senses. Now I see that I have served so long, but my so-called master, they are not satisfied." Everyone knows. Even up to the end of life, one tries to become master. But that is not possible, because he's not master.

read more 0 Comments

Tue

17

May

2016

Q and A Love Feast Lecture

0 Comments

Tue

17

May

2016

Love Feast Lecture

0 Comments

Mon

09

May

2016

Atheist, diplomat or a woman

An atheistic person cannot be firm in his word of honor. One who cannot control the senses cannot be steady in his determination. The great politician Canakya Pandita said, "Never put your trust in a diplomat or in a woman." Those who are addicted to unrestricted sense gratification can never be truthful, nor can they be trusted with any faith.

Reference :  KRSNA BOOK  The Advent of Lord Krsna

1 Comments

Tue

03

May

2016

Jayananada Thakur's Harinam

0 Comments

Sun

01

May

2016

Jayananda Prabhu Disappearance Day

 

 We invite all of our friends and supporters

to mark the Disappearance Day of

Jayananda Thakur Prabhu 

 

The Festival will be held in the Hare Krishna Center Montreal on Sunday, May 1st at 6PM.
Join us for a Harinam at

Guy-Concordia Metro 3:30pm

0 Comments

Sun

01

May

2016

Taking Care of The Soul

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This ignorance that "I am this body" is a great burden, a burden upon us. So when you get out of this burden, then you feel relieved. Brahma-bhūtaḥ prasannātmā. Means when actually one understands that "I am not this body; I am soul," then he has to work so hard for maintaining this body, so he gets relief, that "Why I am working so hard for this lump of material thing? Let me execute my real necessity of life, spiritual life." That is great relief. That is great relief.

read more 0 Comments

Thu

28

Apr

2016

Future Predictions in the Vedas Love Feast Lecture

0 Comments

Tue

19

Apr

2016

knowledge

Atreya-rsi: Prabhupada, when you instruct that the scientists should use their science to discover Krsna, could we as your students acquire scientific knowledge also...

Prabhupada: No. You don't require to acquire scientific... Whatever knowledge you have got, with that knowledge you try to please Krsna.

Atreya-rsi: Yes.

Prabhupada: Main business is to please Krsna. Now, because I am saying the scientists may do this for pleasing, that doesn't mean that you have to become a scientist and then please Krsna. Whatever you have got, please Krsna.

0 Comments

Tue

19

Apr

2016

Harinam In Montreal!

0 Comments

Fri

15

Apr

2016

Sri Rama Navami

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We invite all of our friends and supporters to celebrate The Divine Appearance Day of

Lord Sri Ramachandra 

 

The Festival will be held in the Hare Krishna Center Montreal on Friday, April 15TH 10Am.

0 Comments

Tue

12

Apr

2016

LSD & Hell

Harikesa: Once they gave the Maharishi four big pills of LSD.

Prabhupada: Who?

Harikesa: His disciples gave him, Maharishi, four big pills of LSD.

Pusta Krsna: Maharishi?

Harikesa: Yes. And he just stood there and said nothing happened. So everybody said, "This is proof that he's already there."

Prabhupada: Huh?

Harikesa: Because he just stood there and said, "Nothing is happening to me," everybody has figured that he is already there.

Prabhupada: "There" means where?

Harikesa: At the ultimate.

Prabhupada: Hell. (laughter)

 

 Morning Walk -- October 20, 1975, Johannesburg

 

 

 

 

0 Comments

Tue

12

Apr

2016

Love Feast Lecture By Purujit Dasa ISO Mantra 2  Part 2

0 Comments

Tue

12

Apr

2016

Love Feast Lecture By Purujit Dasa ISO Mantra 2

0 Comments

Thu

07

Apr

2016

God Is The Most Sinful

Devotee (3): [reading from Krsna Book, "Delivery of the Message of Krsna to the Gopis"  [KB 47]] "‘So Lord Ramacandra, as a ksatriya, should have fought with Vali face to face but, instigated by His friend, He killed him from behind a tree. Thus He deviated from the religious principles of a ksatriya. Also, He was so attracted by the beauty of Sita that He converted Surpanakha, the sister of Ravana, into a ugly women by cutting off her nose and ears. Surpanakha proposed an intimate relationship with Him, and as a ksatriya He should have satisfied her. But He was so selfish that He could not forget Sita-devi and converted Surpanakha into an ugly women. Before that birth as a ksatriya, He took his birth as a brahmana boy, known as Vamanadeva, and asked charity from Bali Maharaja. Bali Maharaja was so magnanimous that he gave Him whatever he had, yet Krsna as Vamanadeva ungratefully arrested him, just like a crow, and pushed him down to the Patala kingdom. We know all about Krsna and how ungrateful He is, but here is the difficulty: In spite of His being so cruel and hard-hearted, it is very difficult for us to give up talking about Him.  Not only we are unable to give up..."


Prabhupada: This is the difficulty. He is the most sinful, but we cannot give up His talking. That is our difficulty. This is love. [indistinct] all life for Him, I love him [indistinct] all life forms I love. Similarly here, gopis' position is they are finding out so many discrepancies in the life of Krsna, but they cannot give up. The difficulty is they cannot even stop this thought. 

0 Comments

Thu

07

Apr

2016

Love Feast lecture By Purujit Dasa ISo Mantra 2 Part 2

0 Comments

Tue

05

Apr

2016

Love Feast lecture By Purujit Dasa ISo Mantra 2 Part 1

0 Comments

Tue

05

Apr

2016

Love Feast Kirtan

0 Comments

Tue

05

Apr

2016

Love Feast

0 Comments

Wed

30

Mar

2016

Every One Of Us Is Spiritually Hungry

So if I think that I, I am this coat, that is my ignorance. And that is going on. The so-called service to the humanity means washing the coat. Just like if you are hungry and I wash your coat very nicely with soap, will you be satisfied? No. That is not possible. So every one of us is spiritually hungry. What these people will do by washing the coat and shirt? There cannot be any peace.

read more 0 Comments

Sun

27

Mar

2016

Service of the Lord

"...I am so glad you are playing music for Krishna. It is a great service of your talent. Anyone's special talent should be engaged in the service of the Lord, and thereby becomes successful in his life. I think that you can go on playing on your guitar and make it successful for Krishna Kirtan. You do not require to learn freshly about sitar. We are not meant for learning something new for the service of the Lord; but we have to engage whatever talents we have already got. Our life is short but any type of education is great and long; so the best part of valor is to utilize properly whatever qualifications we have got for the service of the Lord." 

read more 0 Comments

Wed

23

Mar

2016

Invitation for Sri Gaura Purnima       

 

On this day Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the last incarnation of Lord Sri Krishna, appeared 500 years ago to deliver the most fallen people of the age of Kali, the age of quarrel and hypocrisy. In the Vedas it is described that in this age the production of vegetables and fruits is less than before. As such, all living beings, both men and animals, do not have sumptuous, nourishing food. Due to want of so many necessities of life, naturally the duration of life is reduced, the memory is short, intelligence is meager, mutual dealings are full of hypocrisy and so on. Additionally almost anyone who seeks for bonafide spiritual practice is cheated and coming to the platform of self-realization seems to be impossible. Therefore, the Lord appeared in His most munificent form as Lord Krishna Chaitanya to deliver the suffering conditioned souls by the simple and sublime process of Sankirtan Yajna – Congregational Chanting of The Holy Names of Krishna, The Supreme Personality Of Godhead and sumptuous distribution of  Prasadam – foodstuff which is offered first to the Lord, sanctified by him and thus is free from any material reaction. Anyone who participates in such process, regardless of colour, cast, creed, nationality, gender, religion, beliefs or even type of material body whether it’s a human, demigod, dog, cat or a raccoon is automatically advancing towards the highest goal of life.

 

This process isn’t concocted but is approved by the Vedic authority. In The Brihad Naradiya Puranam it is said that in the Kali Yuga (the present Yuga or Age), when people in general are short-living, slow in spiritual realization, and always disturbed by various anxieties, the best means of spiritual realization is to chant the holy Name of the Lord. "In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is to chant the holy Name of the Lord. There is no other way to success."

 

We meet at the temple at 12pm and from there we’ll all go and chant throughout the streets the sweet holy name of Krsna. Bring lots of energy to sing, chant and dance in ecstasy! After the sankirtan, devotees will return to the temple and the Gaura Purnima festival will continue by reading from Srila Prabhupada’s books about the blissful pastime of Lord Caitanya, more chanting and dancing and of course prasadam at the end! Please drop by, we will be going on celebrating up until 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome!

 

 

Hariboll!

0 Comments

Wed

16

Mar

2016

Love Feast Lecture on Chapter 7, Verse  15 by Purujit Dasa

read more 0 Comments

Wed

16

Mar

2016

Love Feast Kirtans 

read more 0 Comments

Tue

15

Mar

2016

Birth, Death, and Distress. 

Therefore Kṛṣṇa comes. Therefore God comes, to give you the information that "You are not this body. You are the soul, spirit soul. And because you are within this body, you are suffering so many distresses." Therefore Kṛṣṇa advises that "These distresses are due to this body." Try to understand. Why you are feeling pains and pleasure? It is due to the body [..] That is problem. That means when you remain in your original body, means spiritual body, and do not come to this gross or subtle body, that is your eternal life. That is... We have to achieve.

 

read more 2 Comments

Tue

15

Mar

2016

Love Feast Gallery

0 Comments

Thu

10

Mar

2016

Home Program Kirtan

1 Comments

Fri

04

Mar

2016

Krsna has descended in the sound vibration form

 

 

 

... At least some people remember that there is God. But generally, in this age, they are forgetful. That is dharmasya glāniḥ. And by forgetting God the people cannot be happy. That is also another cause. People are thinking that "God is dead. We have no obligation to God. There is no God." This sort of thinking will never make the people happy. And actually, it is happening. They have become atheistic. The modern civilization is Godless, but people are not happy. Therefore God or His representative comes when people forget his relationship with God.

read more 1 Comments

Tue

01

Mar

2016

The Energy of The Supreme Lord

Our real constitutional position is that we are eternal servant of God, Kṛṣṇa. That is our position. But in this material condition of life, every one of us is trying to become the master. That is the struggle for existence. Everyone is trying: "I shall become the master. I shall become the Supreme." But our position is servant. So this is called illusion. I am not master. I am servant. But I am trying to become master artificially.

That is struggle for existence. 

read more 1 Comments

Tue

01

Mar

2016

Home Program Lecture 

1 Comments

Fri

26

Feb

2016

Our New Flyer Design  

1 Comments

Tue

23

Feb

2016

Gross Body, Subtle Body, and The Soul

This is the first instruction. If we want to make progress towards spiritual advancement of knowledge, this preliminary knowledge we must have, that "I am not this body. I am not this body." This is the preliminary standing of spiritual knowledge. This is not advancement. This is simply A-B-C-D, ABCD of spiritual life. 

read more 1 Comments

Thu

18

Feb

2016

Sri Nityananada Prabhu Appearance Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Saturday 20th of February 2016

We will be celebrating auspicious appearance day of Sri Nityananada Prabhu who is the most merciful associate of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Himself !

We start at 5pm. Kirtan , Dancing , Philosophy & Spiritual vegetarian Feast will be offered to the Lord and his part and parcels.

 

Please come and bring friends or fruits!

 

Haribol! 

1 Comments

Wed

17

Feb

2016

Does God still exists?

Guest: Does God still exists?

Prabhupada: Exists in exactly the same way. When your childhood body is no longer, how you are existing?

Guest: [indistinct]

Prabhupada: Well, after all, at the present moment you haven't got your childhood body. Similarly, when you will not have this body, why not another body? What is the difficulty? You have got experience in this life that you were existing in your body when it was baby. Just like this child: when he will grow up the father, mother will not cry or lament, "Oh, where is my son? Where is my son?" You know that "My son has got another body, but he is existing." Therefore the very word is used, dhiras tatra na muhyati. Dhira.


read more 1 Comments

Wed

17

Feb

2016

Home Program Class

1 Comments

Wed

17

Feb

2016

Home Programs Kirtan

1 Comments

Wed

17

Feb

2016

Harinam

1 Comments

Fri

12

Feb

2016

Krsna, Christos, Christ ~ The Name is the Same

"Śrī Caitanya said: nāmnām akāri bahudhā nija-sarva-śakti.“God has millions and millions of names, and because there is no difference between God’s name and Himself, each one of these names has the same potency as God.” Therefore, even if you accept designations like “Hindu,” “Christian,” or “Muhammadan,” if you simply chant the name of God found in your own scriptures, you will attain the spiritual platform. Human life is meant for self-realization— to learn how to love God. That is the actual beauty of man. Whether you discharge this duty as a Hindu, a Christian, or a Muhammadan, it doesn’t matter—but discharge it!"

read more 1 Comments

Fri

12

Feb

2016

Advancement of Civilization        ~or~ The Blind Leading the Blind 

This is the process of attaining peace, śānti. What is that? To understand that God is the proprietor of everything. But that we do not know. We are thinking, "I am the proprietor of everything." This is not knowledge. Bhoktāraṁ yajña-tapasāṁ. He is the supreme proprietor and enjoyer, but mistakenly, we are thinking, every one of us thinking, that "I am the enjoyer." 

read more 0 Comments

Fri

12

Feb

2016

Kirtan by Ushna Baidya Mataji 

0 Comments

Tue

09

Feb

2016

Love Feast Class

0 Comments

Tue

09

Feb

2016

Love Feast Kirtan

0 Comments

Tue

09

Feb

2016

Love Feast

0 Comments

Sat

30

Jan

2016

Goloka Vrndavana Is Everywhere

People are thinking that material advancement is perfection of life. No. That is not perfection of life. Because even if you make nice material arrangement, you cannot enjoy it. At any time you shall be kicked out. Where is your perfection? Suppose you have very nice apartment, very nice good bank balance, very nice wife, children. Everything is all right. But is there any guarantee that you can enjoy them? Is there any guarantee? At any moment you shall be kicked out. This is not perfection. 

read more 0 Comments

Thu

28

Jan

2016

The Real Solution for The Real Problem

"...Why you are so busy for the temporary problem? This is your real problem. So, if you want to solve the real problem of life, then you have to withdraw your attachment from this material world and replace that attachment to Kṛṣṇa (God).This is the solution of problem." 

read more 1 Comments

Thu

28

Jan

2016

Our Formal Love Feast Invitation Poster 

0 Comments

Thu

28

Jan

2016

 Love Feast Promotion

0 Comments

Wed

27

Jan

2016

Love Feast Lecture 

0 Comments

Wed

27

Jan

2016

Love Feast Lecture part 2

0 Comments

Fri

15

Jan

2016

The Curtain of Yogamãyã 

 

"...Unless you become a lover of God, God is not exposed to you. Otherwise God is there, always. Premāñjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena santaḥ sadaiva hṛdayeṣu (BS 5.38) . Sadaiva means always. Not that simply when we come to the temple we see God. No. God is always visible to the devotee. Sadaiva. Sadā. Sadā means always, twenty-four hours. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness." 

read more 1 Comments

Mon

11

Jan

2016

Scientific Development of Faith

SB 3.27.6

Translation:

One has to become faithful by practicing the controlling process of the yoga system and must elevate himself to the platform of unalloyed devotional service by chanting and hearing about Me.

PURPORT

Yoga is practiced in eight different stages: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi. Yama and niyama mean practicing the controlling process by following strict regulations, and asana refers to the sitting postures. These help raise one to the standard of faithfulness in devotional service. The practice of yoga by physical exercise is not the ultimate goal; the real end is to concentrate and to control the mind and train oneself to be situated in faithful devotional service.

Bhavena, or bhava, is a very important factor in the practice of yoga or in any spiritual process. Bhava is explained in Bhagavad-gita (10.8). 

read more 1 Comments

Thu

07

Jan

2016

material enjoyment and perfection of yoga or meditation

 

A Sloka from The 3rd Canto:


Your lotus feet are the true vessel to take one across the ocean of mundane nescience. Only persons deprived of their intelligence by the spell of the deluding energy will worship those feet with a view to attain the trivial and momentary pleasures of the senses, which even persons rotting in hell can attain. However, O my Lord, You are so kind that You bestow mercy even upon them.

 

read more 1 Comments

Thu

07

Jan

2016

New Temple Upgrades  

0 Comments

Thu

07

Jan

2016

Home Program Kirtan

0 Comments

Thu

07

Jan

2016

Home Program Class

0 Comments

Thu

07

Jan

2016

Photos

0 Comments

Tue

08

Dec

2015

TEMPLE SUCCESS FORMULA

SRILA PRABHUPADA'S VALUEABLE INSTRUCTIONS ON RUNNING A KRSNA CONSCIOUS TEMPLE


TEMPLE SUCCESS FORMULA


The most important thing is that we must be ideal Krsna Conscious persons, and then we can attract others. This means chanting, reading my books, going on sankirtana, following the regulative principles and worshiping the deity. Whoever take part in these things, no matter what he has done of sinful activities before, will automatically advance in spiritual realization. This is the simple process and if we follow it we will become ideal. Otherwise, they will become victims of women and wealth.

Letter to: Jayatirtha — Bombay 1 May, 1974

Just see that our routine programme such as rising early, cleansing, reading books chanting, street Sankirtana, deity worship, and so on, if these items of regular programme are maintained to the highest standard and not neglected for anything, then everything else we try for will come out successful without fail.


Letter to: Trai — Sridhama Mayapur 1 March, 1972


read more 0 Comments

Tue

24

Nov

2015

Skyscraper And Airplane

I have heard that Viçvävasu, the great Gandharva, his mind stupefied with infatuation, fell from his airplane after seeing your daughter playing with a ball on the roof of the palace, for she was indeed beautiful with her tinkling ankle bells and her eyes moving to and fro.

 

PURPORT

 

It is understood that not only at the present moment but in those days also there were skyscrapers. Herein we find the word harmya-påñöhe. Harmya means a very big palatial building. Sväd vimänät means "from his own airplane." It is suggested that private airplanes or helicopters were also current in those days. The Gandharva Viçvävasu, while flying in the sky, could see Devahüti playing ball on the roof of the palace. Ball playing was also current, but aristocratic girls would not play in a public place. Ball playing and other such pleasures were not meant for ordinary women and girls; only princesses like Devahüti could indulge in such sports. It is described here that she was seen from the flying airplane. This indicates that the palace was very high, otherwise how could one see her from an airplane? The vision was so distinct that the Gandharva Viçvävasu was bewildered by her beauty and by hearing the sound of her ankle bangles, and, being captivated by the sound and beauty, he fell down. Kardama Muni mentioned the incident as he had heard it.

 

 

From - SB 3.22.17

 

0 Comments

Thu

12

Nov

2015

CELEBRATE GOVARDHANA PUJA WITH US NEXT SATURDAY!!!

1 Comments

Tue

10

Nov

2015

 Disappearance Day Of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

We will be celebrating the divine disappearance day of our spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada .

   Sunday, November 15th 5PM At our center .


Kirtan 

Class

Prasadam

Haribol!

 

 

1 Comments

Tue

10

Nov

2015

How to sell The Krishna Book Purujit Das

0 Comments

Tue

10

Nov

2015

Love Feast Lecture Ramachandra Dasa

0 Comments

Mon

02

Nov

2015

Moon Landing: All Laboratory Work

Bali-mardana: ...used to say that they can control the weather. They used to make big propaganda, "We are now going to control."

Prabhupāda: Another foolish propaganda.

Bali-mardana: Now they have given up.

Prabhupāda: You see? They want to draw some salary, big salaries, by bluffing the government and the public. This is their business. They are failing. They have finished their business on this planet; now they are going another planet. These are nonsense. [break] They know that "We... So as far as possible, we have bluffed. Now our business in this planet is finished. So let us go to another planet." This is going on.

Paramahaṁsa: Even if they wanted to stop this space project, they couldn't stop because they've already spent billions of dollars for making equipment and rocket ships and launching pads and rocket bases and so many employees. If they stop, then so much would be wasted, so many people would be unemployed. So they have to continue even if they know that it's a bluff.

Prabhupāda: That is the way of falsehood. If once you speak something false, then to protect that falsehood you have to take to so many other falsehoods. This is the way of falsehood.

 

read more

Wed

28

Oct

2015

Authority Is Not Dogmatic

Krishna- the perfect authority
Krishna- the perfect authority

selected from teachings of His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

 

The Vedic system of acquiring knowledge is the deductive process. The Vedic knowledge is received perfectly by disciplic succession from authorities. Such knowledge is never dogmatic, as is ill-conceived by less intelligent persons. The mother is the authority to verify the identity of the father. She is the authority for such confidential knowledge. Therefore, authority is not dogmatic. In the Bhagavad-gītā this truth is confirmed in the Fourth Chapter (Bg. 4.2), and the perfect system of learning is to receive it from authority. The very same system is accepted universally as truth, but only the false arguer speaks against this system. For example, modern spacecraft fly in the sky, and they say that they travel to the other side of the moon, and men believe these stories blindly because they have accepted the modern scientists as authorities. 

 

read more 1 Comments

Wed

28

Oct

2015

Love Feast Lecture - Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami Disappearance Day

0 Comments

Wed

14

Oct

2015

Best Type Of  Yoga

 So our, this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is all-pervasive. It is including science, philosophy—everything that we require. Everything complete. By Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, everything becomes completely known. Prakāśa. Prakāśa. Because as soon as we become in touch with Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa gives us all intelligence. Teṣāṁ satata-yuktānāṁ bhajatāṁ prīti-pūrvakam [Bg. 10.10]. If we engage ourself in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, in devotional service, sincerely, and seriously, then all intelligence will come from within. Because Paramātmā is there, Kṛṣṇa is already there. Īśvaraḥ sarva-bhūtānāṁ hṛd-deśe arjuna tiṣṭhati [Bg. 18.61]. So simply... Just like the television set is there already. You can get so many news from outside, but you have to know how to tackle it. As soon as you push some button, electronic button, immediately the picture and the speaking immediately become manifest. Similarly, Kṛṣṇa is already there within your heart. You are also there. If we simply connect or link with Kṛṣṇa, that is called yoga. Yoga means connecting the link. So there are different processes of yoga system. The best yoga system, as it is described in the Bhagavad-gītā: always think of Kṛṣṇa within your heart. Always think. Sa vai manaḥ kṛṣṇa-padāravindayoḥ [SB 9.4.18]. This is the example given by Ambarīṣa Mahārāja. You haven't got to practice so many aṣṭāṅga-yoga process—that is also one of the process—but this process, always thinking of Kṛṣṇa... Satataṁ cintayanto mām. Satataṁ cintayanto mām, satataṁ kīrtayanto mām [Bg. 9.14]. These words are there. If we engage ourself always chanting, hearing about Kṛṣṇa,

śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ

puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ

hṛdy antaḥ-stho hy abhadrāṇi

vidhunoti suhṛt satām

[SB 1.2.17]

read more 1 Comments

Fri

09

Oct

2015

Day Dreaming 

Hanumān: In your books you say that the world is like a dream.

Prabhupāda: Yes, it is dream.

Hanumān: How is it a dream?

Prabhupāda: Dream, just like last night you had some dream.

Hanumān: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Well, it has no value. It is gone. And again, this night, when you'll sleep, you'll forget all these things. You'll dream. You don't remember during night, when you are dreaming, that "I have got my house, I have got my wife I have..." You all forget. So it is dream.

Hanumān: It is true or is not true?

Prabhupāda: No, no. Where is true? You forget at night. Do you remember when you sleep that you have got your wife and you are sleeping on bed? You have gone some three thousand miles away and seeing something else. Do you remember that you have got a place to reside?

read more 0 Comments