BHAGAVADGITA CLASSES EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AT 6PM

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15

Oct

2014

GOVARDHAN PUJA Festival!

we are very glad to announce on a great festival which will take place in our Montreal center : GOVARDHAN PUJA Festival!  

24 of October 2014, Friday 5:30 pm!

 

 

Stop by and get transcendentally ecstatic!

 

Haribol!

 

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15

Oct

2014

Harinam On Jean-Talon, Montreal

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15

Oct

2014

Love Feast Lecture NYC, Part1

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06

Oct

2014

"Prayers" of King Kulashekhara

VOL. III PART XIII

Delhi

Monday 20th October, 1958

"Prayers" of King Kulashekhara

Wordings:

Shri vallava iti barada iti dayapara iti bhaktapriya iti bhava lunthna kobidaiti natha iti

nagasayana iti jaggannibasa iti alapinam pratidinam kuru mam Mukunda.

Translation:

Oh Mukunda my Lord! please do it unto me so that I can become a constant reciter of addressing

you thus:- Oh very dear to Laxmi (goddess of beauty and goodluck), endower of benediction,

causeless merciful, very dear to devotees, expert in plundering the status quo of repeated birth and

death, the real lord who lies on the bed of serpent and the resort of the cosmos.

Explanation:

A devotee of Godhead is he who glorifies the Personality of Godhead by transcendental ecstasy.This ecstasy is a byproduct of profound love for the Supreme Lord which is also attained by the same process of glorification. In this age of quarrel and fight only such glorificatory chanting process, as is recommended here by the king Kulashekhara, is the proper way of self realisation. Diseased persons infected with material attachment and thereby suffering from the pangs of repeated birth and death cannot realise the effect of such spiritual realisation by recitation of glories of the Lord, as much as a patient suffering from the disease of jaundice cannot relish the

taste of sugar candy. Patient suffering from jaundice tastes sugar candy as bitter as anything although sugar candy by its very nature is as sweet as anything. Similarly the transcendental

Name, Fame, Attributes, Pastimes, Entourage etc. of the Personality of Godhead are sweet to those only who are recovered from the infection of material sufferings in respect of the gross body and subtle mind, in respect of dealings with other living beings, and in respect of our cosmic relations.

On the other hand sugar candy is the only medicine for a jaundiced patient. By regular doses ofsugar candy treatment one can gradually get relieved from the affection of jaundice and when he is perfectly cured-the same sugar candy becomes as sweet as it is naturally. The whole world is now

suffering from the jaundice of material disease and they require the sugar candy treatment of

glorifying the Lord.

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Mon

06

Oct

2014

Thompkins Square Park & 26 2nd Ave

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06

Oct

2014

Brooklyn Harinam - Hare Krishna Montreal visits New York

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06

Oct

2014

SanKirtan In New York City ! 2014

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09

Sep

2014

Human Civilization Spread & Anyone Can Purify!

Srimad Bhagavatam

SECOND CANTO

 

The Cosmic Manifestation”

Chapter 4  Text 18

kirāta-hūṇāndhra-pulinda-pulkaśā

ābhīra-śumbhā yavanāḥ khasādayaḥ

ye ’nye ca pāpā yad-apāśrayāśrayāḥ

 

śudhyanti tasmai prabhaviṣṇave namaḥ

 

TRANSLATION:

 

 

Kirāta, Hūṇa, Āndhra, Pulinda, Pulkaśa, Ābhīra, Śumbha, Yavana, and the Khasa races and even others addicted to sinful acts can be purified by taking shelter of the devotees of the Lord due to His being the supreme power. I beg to offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.

 

PURPORT By His Divine Grace :

 

Kirāta: A province of old Bhāratavarṣa mentioned in the Bhīṣma Parva of Mahābhārata. Generally the Kirātas are known as the aboriginal tribes of India, and in modern days the Santal Parganas in Bihar and Chota Nagpur might comprise the old province named Kirāta.

Hūṇa: The area of East Germany and part of Russia is known as the province of the Hūṇas. Accordingly, sometimes a kind of hill tribe is known as the Hūṇas.

Āndhra: A province in southern India mentioned in the Bhīṣma Parva Mahābhārata. It is still extant under the same name.

Pulinda: It is mentioned in the Mahābhārata, (Ādi 174.38), viz., the inhabitants of the province of the name Pulinda. This country was conquered by Bhīmasena and Sahadeva. The Greeks are known as Pulindas, and it is mentioned in the Vana Parva of Mahābhārata that the non-Vedic race of this part of the world would rule over the world. This Pulinda province was also one of the provinces of Bhārata, and the inhabitants were classified amongst the kṣatriya kings. But later on, due to their giving up the brahminical culture, they were mentioned as mlecchas (just as those who are not followers of the Islamic culture are called kafirs, and those who are not followers of the Christian culture are called heathens).

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09

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2014

TamTams Video!

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09

Sep

2014

Makhancora Dāsa Love Feast Lecture

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09

Sep

2014

TamTams !

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Mon

01

Sep

2014

Radhastami Festival!

We are super ecstatic to announce that on the 2nd of September 2014(Tuesday). We will be celebrating the

 appearance of Srimati Radharani!

We will start at 9am and the program will go until 12pm

(the same day).

 

So please come ... chanting,danceing and feasting is included !

 

Hare Krishna!

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Sep

2014

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

Although "Hare Krishna" has become a household word, practically nobody knows what it means. Is it merely a repetitious incantation designed to hypnotize its practitioners? Is it a form of escapism? Or is it a genuine meditation that can actually summon higher awareness? In this short essay, recorded on his first LP in late 1966, Srila Prabhupada illuminates the inner meaning of the Hare Krishna mantra.

 

The transcendental vibration established by the chanting of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare. Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is the sublime method for reviving our transcendental consciousness. As living spiritual souls, we are all originally Krishna conscious entities, but due to our association with matter from time immemorial, our consciousness is now adulterated by the material atmosphere. The material atmosphere, in which we are now living, is called maya, or illusion. Maya means "that which is not." And what is this illusion? The illusion is that we are all trying to be lords of material nature, while actually we are under the grip of her stringent laws. When a servant artificially tries to imitate the all-powerful master, he is said to be in illusion.

 

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HariboL!

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2014

symptoms of one whose consciousness is thus merged in Transcendence

Arjuna said: What are the symptoms of one whose consciousness is thus merged in Transcendence? How does he speak, and what is his language? How does he sit, and how does he walk?

 

As there are symptoms for each and every man, in terms of his particular situation, similarly one who is Krishna conscious has his particular nature—talking, walking, thinking, feeling, etc. As a rich man has his symptoms by which he is known as a rich man, as a diseased man has his symptoms, by which he is known as diseased, or as a learned man has his symptoms, so a man in transcendental consciousness of Krishna has specific symptoms in various dealings. One can know his specific symptoms from the Bhagavad-gétä. Most important is how the man in Krishna consciousness speaks, for speech is the most important quality of any man. It is said that a fool is undiscovered as long as he does not speak, and certainly a well-dressed fool cannot be identified unless he speaks, but as soon as he speaks, he reveals himself at once. The immediate symptom of a Krishna conscious man is that he speaks only of Krishna and of matters relating to Him. Other symptoms then automatically follow, as stated below.

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2014

Tam-Tams weekly video !

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2014

Tam Tams Photos!

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Thu

21

Aug

2014

Vyasa Pujas And Initiations

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21

Aug

2014

Janmastami 2014!

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Aug

2014

Vyasa Puja Offering By Purujit Dasa

dear srila prabhupada, oh glorious master, oh swanlike, oh enemy of krsna wannabe's!

every year we, your disciples, gather together to glorify you in an organized manner by writing a few lines in your praise. accustomed to enjoy the variagatedness of material enjoyment and the ever-flickering workings of the speculative mind, we sometimes run out of inspiration. indeed, one can wonder: how is it possible to write about that same topic of praising the spiritual master year after year after year? theoretically if a person becomes your devotee in his youth and persevers until his old age, he could possibly accomplish to write at least 50 or 60 such offerings within his lifetime. considering that such articles are on that one same topic of prasing the spiritual master, the act itself is a major purification. in other words, one is forced to dive deep into his heart and test how much he truly appreciates your association and how much it is simply a sentiment. If we praise you out of our own false egos, it does not last long, especially when we're not praised for our praise from others. a famous artist once made a series of films, where he shot people for extended periods of time sometimes lasting several hours. in the beginning the subjects were clearly showing signs of what is called the heisenberg principle. the heisenberg principle in film-making means that as soon as someone points a camera on us, we change our behaviour in order to impress the camera. however, after several hours of shooting by the artist, the actors became tired of impressing and started acting naturally as though the camera wasn't there at all in the first place. similarly, by writing on the subject matter of praising the spiritual master and reading such praise in the assembly of like-minded devotees year after year after year, the tendency to impress slowly evaporates and we will be able to express what we truly feel in our relationship with you. to pass this, we will at one point have to face the ugly reality of realizing that we actually have a very little appreciation for you, and to go on writing in praise of you, srila prabhupada at that point although aware that one is a complete fake requires great amounts of humility and persevarence. We have to learn how to tolerate our imperfections and to go on in our service although we know that we’re far from being ideal devotees. but this is the real challenge -to continue in our relationship with you even when things are tough and we are sometimes completely disgusted with ourselves. those who are not strong enough to come in peace with the fact that we’re fallen and full of materialistic motivations and thus make a platform for improvement, those who are not ready to face the varieties of ugly monsters lurking in the depths of our hearts unfortunately give up such writing with the excuse of not feeling anything for you srila prabhupada and falsely pretend to be so-called sincere and an honest person in neglecting you opposed to robot-like vaidhi bhaktas, who although externally follow the instruction of the spiritual master, are internally as polluted as anyone else. little do they know that without following the instruction of the spiritual master, one is inevitably forced to follow the instruction of maya. i am never independent. i am simply an insignificant spark of krsna. when a spark leaves the shelter of fire it must be extinguished. similarly, when one gives up the instruction of the spiritual master, he must be immediately brainwashed by the conditioning of the material nature represented by the three modes of material nature. in such a state, his so-called instruction to us is nothing but an extension of maya's overflooding influence on us and therefore we should avoid such nonsense association in order not to become a victim of such inauspicious influence. rather let us take the bona fide association of you, srila prabhupada, oh enemy of krsna wannabe's and let us force our twisted kali yuga mind to squeeze out some blood from our stone-like heart and glorify you in our own foolish way. again and again i read your books. again and again i read your statements and in this way, because i'm desperate and devoid of any other help you are revealing what to do bit by bit. this can be experienced by everyone and anyone and this is the core of our relationship with you -the utmost reverence and worship of your divine instructions. we might not be ready to fully discharge your instruction and we might also lack proper qualification, but we can always sit down together and meditate on, glorify, discuss, try to understand and thus worship your instructions. ultimately all the instructions you are giving us are helping us to purify our existence and then engage in unalloyed devotional service to the supreme personality sri krsna. we have to make it unalloyed and therefore purification is needed. It’s not going to be easy, but it can be if we so desire. i humbly pray that one day i will come out of this condition of materially motivated robot-like devotion and will be able to give you my full love and praise by which i can praise you in a befitting manner. knowing well that my inability takes nothing of your grandeur, i praise you again and again for my own purification.

 

 

your servant purujit dasa

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Thu

21

Aug

2014

Vyasa Puja Offering By Makhancora dasa

nama om visnu-padaya krsna presthaya bhu-tale

srimate bhaktivedanta svamin iti namine

namaste sarasvate deve gaura-vani pracarine

nirvisesa sunyavaid pascatya desa tarine

 

My dear master, Srila Prabhupada

On this most auspicious day of your divine appearance in this world, please kindly let my offer my prostrated fallen obeisances at your lotus feet.

 

You have come from the transcendental land of Vrajabhumi to this obnoxious mlecchades on the order of your divine Gurudeva Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, to deliver all the lowest of the lowest from this wild forest fire of material existence.

In this world there is no one equal to you, nor there is anyone higher. Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya is the most munificient incarnation, because He is very freely giving the love of Godhead.

But you are still more munificient, because you are fulfilling His prophecy, that this mercy will overflow the entire planet. You are His mercy personified.

 

Your lotus feet are the only way to pure devotional service. By catching them tightly we, the fallen, can be transferred to our eternal home in the spiritual world, just like an insignificant fly without any potency can make it from one side of a great ocean to another simply by making it on board of a nice ship. By your mercy only is this possible. Only by your mercy can we obtain the mercy of Lord Sri Krsna.

I therefore bow down at your lotus feet with great awe and reverence.

 

The nectarean words emanating from your lotus lips purify the consciousness of all, who hear them with open heart. Of all the desires i can have, only one is worth to be nourished – the desire for drinking that nectar by my ears. Your lotus feet are branches of Goloka desire tree. They can fulfill that desire. devotional service unto your lotus feet opens the heart. An opened heart is ready to accept the nectar of your transcendental teachings and this divine knowledge and bliss binds one to your lotus feet. All these go hand in hand. There is no beginning and no end, no first, no second and no last. this is the eternal service to your swanlike self

 

My eyes, obscured by thick darkness of maya, are being opened by the blazing torch of transcendental knowledge that you bear. If i cease to act like an owl, hiding before the sun, then there is a chance for me. Birth after birth, kindly bestow upon me the mercy of your sacred service for there is nothing else in the three worlds except a sincere attempt to please you, Srila Prabhupada. Nothing indeed.

You are the reservoir, the ocean of krsna-prema. This love of God is the aim of human life. Kindly let me approach your shores, so i may have a little hope for one tiny drop of that ocean of love.

 

You are the ocean of mercy. One can take as much water from the ocean as he wants, but the ocean remains ever full. Full and undisturbed. What can i serve you, Srila Prabhupada? You are full in yourself, because you reside in the Full. Just like the part of a whole is a whole by itself, as long as it remains with the whole. You manifest the whole glory, beauty, wisdom, fame, strength, opulence and renunciation of the Lord in full. You don't need anyone to help, serve, or satisfy you. therefore you can speak the truth. Truth that is bitter for us, like a sugarcandy for a jaundiced tongue, truth that offends us, truth that burns the innermost hidden corners of our false pride and envy. And yet we come to you. Why? What are our motivations? That only Krsna knows and you know also, and still you accept us, turning crows to swans, dogs to lions and iron to gold. Your mercy is inconceivable. Just like it is foolish to try to measure the ocean, so it is foolish to estimate your love and compassion.

 

You are the friend of the poor and i am of the poorest. I long for your friendship and guidance. You are the lord and master of the devotees. Kindly allow me to reside at the lotus feet of your dear servants. Please be merciful upon me. Your fame is forever established in the three worlds!

 

My dear master, Srila Prabhupada. Today i will give you my vows. I have given you those vows before, but today i will give them if front of the Deity, the fire and the Vaisnavas. Please, kindly allow me to enter into your service and always protect me for you are the deliverer of the fallen souls. May your lotus feet be my only shelter.

 

Your insignificant servant Makhancora dasa

Hare Krsna!

 

 

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2014

Vyasa Puja Offering By Ramachandra Dasa

Vyasa Puja Offering to My spiritual master , His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

 

In this age of Kali Yuga, age of coral and hypocrisy we not just live for shorter, suffer for longer, been cheated by everyone or observed in our temporary body which is basically not more then a bag full of bones stool and urine but beside all of that even if we try to get on some spiritual path immediately as a dieing man in the desert we almost automatically surrounded by vultures and other animals anticipating his death, we are surrounded by an unlimited line of cheaters who will be very glad to miss lead us from the path of true, and pure self realization.

 

But by the mercy of Krishna, any one of us can personally contract Kali yuga. Srila Prabhupada is this mercy personified. Coming directly from the spiritual world on the order of not other then Sri Krishna to Save Us from an even more (believe it or not) hellish condition of existence.

By His Unlimited mercy Prabhupada Has come to take us out of here. And everyone who follows, can immediately perceive how all his anxieties are over. He no needs to work, if he works its only from his free will to serve You, our Dear Spiritual Master. He no longer need to lament for loss or hanker for gain because he knows that any endeavored which based on the matiral plafrom will be nullified by the end of the creation and by Your mercy, the only endeavor which remains without any loss is serving you, Our Great Spiritual Master.

But I am just like a warm in a stool, completely unqualified in this task of worshiping your lotus feet. By your unconditional mercy Srila Prabhupada, you pulling me out of this material entanglement but just like that same worm I crawling back to the nasty material associations, so called friendships , joy, pleasure or happiness .

 

By the Mercy of the Krishna One receives the bona-fide spiritual master- Krishna knows everything and he knows when is the right time. Now by his mercy the Srila Prabhupada arrived and even after his physical departure is counting to inspiring & initiate spirit souls who are desperate for getting out of this worm pool. Finishing birth, disease, old age and death. And the process is the most sublime and simple in the same time, Chanting, dancing and feasting. By The Mercy OF His Divine Grace , Any one from any cultural back ground, social, economical , gender color or believes can be enjoy life of full bliss , in full knowledge and revive his spiritual body in any part of the universe.

 

Why should we go on chewing the chewed. Eating , sleeping defending, mating and then serving everyone and anyone just to so called experience those activities even more. “”

Bhunam Janman” we have been already doing that for so long... this sex that sex, this sandwich that girlfeirnd or this bodyfreind climbing jumping lifting weights working and working serving the body. In fact Non of those thing are worth our time here. The only thing which worth continue breathing for is been engaged in your service, my dear spiritually master, Jagat guru, the spiritual master of the all universe.

 

 

As the external manifestation of the supersoul, His Divine Grace showing us this sublime path in the transcendental loving service to Krishna instead of the service to Maya. He recruits all those unfortunate souls, such as myself from any part of the universe . That is a fact. Therefore, I pray to the mercy of Lord Nityananda that I may spend every remaining moment of this life informing everyone I meet that His Divine Grace meets all the requirements stated by scriptures and by great authorities to be the Spiritual Master of every living entity of the universe. Hare Krishna , All glories to you Srila Prabhupada! Sincerely,your insignificant servent Ramachandra Dasa.

 

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21

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2014

Vyasa Puja and Initiations!

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21

Aug

2014

Janmastami 2014~

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Aug

2014

Sri Krsna Janmastami, Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja and the initiation ceremony

Hare Krsna dear friends, come come come to celebrate the most auspicious and extatic festival combo of the year: the appearance day of Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the all-attractive reservoir of all pleasure and just after that, the next day, the appearance of His dearmost servant and messenger, our beloved Spiritual Master His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada! free extatic chanting of Hare Krsna Hare Rama, out of your body dancing and heavenly delightful Prasadam full of love and devotion! on this auspicious day bhakta Milos and bhakta Ronny will also receive their spiritual names as initiated disciples of Srila Prabhupada! so don´t hesitate, get on your flying carpets and land at Vaikuntha instantly! looking forward to get blissed out with you! Hare Krsna!

 

When?

Monday, August the 18th 2014 at 6:00pm-Janmastami

and Tuesday19th of August 2014 at 9.00am-Vyasa Puja +initiation ceremony

 

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Sankirtana Full Blast

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We Are Not Dogmatic

Prabhupāda: You cannot say that we are cheating, because we are presenting something authorized, which is accepted. That's all. So we are not cheater. You may accept or not accept; that is your business. But we are presenting something standard. That's all.

Harikeśa: And it works.

Prabhupāda: Works or not works... Suppose it does not work, but still, it is standard. You cannot deny it. Bhagavad-gītā is read all over the world.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Even the scientists are not in agreement over Darwin's theory.

Harikeśa: Actually that's why they say we are dogmatic, because it never changes. It doesn't develop.

Prabhupāda: How it can change? If it is correct, how it can be changed?

Harikeśa: They have no experience of anything...

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: They have no experience of any truth which lasts.

Prabhupāda: Yes, that's it.

Harikeśa: So they say we are dogmatic.

Prabhupāda: It is not dogmatic. When I say, "Next February will be very nice season," it is not dogmatic. It is by experience. Last February or many other Februarys I have experienced. Therefore I say, "Next February will be like this." That is not cheating, neither dogmatic. That is experience. That example I gave many times, that a child asks from the father, "Father, what is this?" The father says, "My dear son, it is microphone. If you speak, it will be recorded." So I take it from my father this is microphone. So I may be child, but when I say, "It is microphone," that is correct because I have taken from the authority. If a child is asked, "What is this? Do you know?" if I say, "Yes, it is microphone," that is correct. And if he, the man, says, "How do you know it is microphone?" "My father said." Then he is correct. I may be disqualified as a child, but because I have taken the words from my qualified father, it is correct. That is our process. I don't claim that I am very big man, but we repeat only what we have heard from Kṛṣṇa. That's all. You may accept it, not accept. That is your business. Therefore I named it Kṛṣṇa consciousness. We are speaking simply what Kṛṣṇa has said, and we are presenting Bhagavad-gītā as it is. This is our business. Now, in the market so many things are being sold, not that everything has got all customers. Our Kṛṣṇa consciousness may not be accepted by all. That is the case in everything. But what we are presenting, that is standard. We are not cheating.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Na danam na janam na sundarim. We are not simply looking for followers.

Prabhupāda: Neither we are after false followers. If you agree, then you come. If you agree—"No illicit sex, no... Yes..." Why? There is no "Why?" You have to accept it. Then you come to me. That's all. If you like, you come; if you don't like, go away. I don't care for you. This is our policy. There is no "why?" You may say, "dogmatic," but it is not dogmatic but it is standard from Bhagavad-gītā, from Vedic literatures. Striya-suna-pana-dyuta yatra papas catur-vidhāh: [SB 1.17.38] "Wherever there are these four kinds of sinful activities, oh, that is very dangerous place." So we have taken it.

 

Room Conversation -- October 14, 1975, Johannesburg

 

 

 

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Sunday Parc Kirtan Video !

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Baby Tulsies are available!

Start Purifying and pick up Tulsi Devi ! 

Hare Krishna!

 

 

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Tam-Tam's Kirtan

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Aug

2014

Why We Don't Eat Meat, Yet Eat Plants

Regarding your question about why we do not eat meat and yet we eat plant life, the answer is that we do everything as Krishna recommends. Everything we eat is first offered to Lord Krishna, and because Krishna does not eat meat, therefore we also do not eat meat. The fruits, grains, and vegetables which we offer to the Lord are not caused any suffering by our offering them to Krishna. Rather they are greatly benefited because to be offered for the pleasure of the Lord will grant for the living entity within the plant body certain liberation in the near future. Everything that we do in Krishna Consciousness is ultimately beneficial to all living creatures because we are working under the recommendations of the Lord Himself who is the well-wisher of all His part and parcel children. I hope this will sufficiently clear up this matter for you.

 

Srila Prabhupada’s letter to: Ann Clifford — Los Angeles 2 August, 1969

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Festivals This Friday&Sunday!

8th of Augsut 2014 6pm: Friday in our center we will celebrate the disappearance day of Sri Rupa Goswami which is one of the dear most disapls of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

 

10th of August 2014 10am: And on Sunday ladies and geltmans, is the appearance day of Lord Balarama, The Brother of Lord Krishna. Whos birth day we will celebrate leter on, during the following week!

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Sunday at the HareKrishna Center

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Krishna(Love) Feast

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Love Feast Program !

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Ecstatic Summer

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Lord Siva, The Greatest Devotee of Krsna

Indian man (7): Swamijī, Śiva is not another name of God?

Prabhupāda: Yes. Śiva is next to God. Just like yogurt, dahi. You know dahi? What is this dahi? Milk. But it is not milk. Dahi is not anything but milk, but it is not milk. Similarly, Lord Śiva is nothing but Viṣṇu, but it is not Viṣṇu. Is it clear now? You can say, "Well, dahi is nothing but milk." Yes. But it is not milk. If instead of milk you take dahi, the result will be different. And if you take milk instead of dahi, that is..., that will be different, although the milk and dahi is the same thing, same ingredients. So you have to understand in that way. Lord Śiva is nondifferent from the Supreme Lord. Everyone is nondifferent from Supreme Lord, but he's still different. This is the perfect philosophy, acintya-bhedābheda, simultaneously one and different.

Indian man (7): Swamijī, in all the temples in Mauritius, the supreme deity...

Prabhupāda: Supreme Deity is Viṣṇu.

Indian man (7): But we consider Lord Śiva to be the supreme deity because we...

Prabhupāda: But that is your lack of knowledge. I have already explained that, that yogurt is not different from milk. It is milk but still, it is not milk. You have to understand like that. Lord Śiva is not different from Viṣṇu, but he's still not Viṣṇu.

 

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The Case Against Animal Slaughter

(an article taken from the original Back To Godhead Magazine)

 

 

From the standpoints of health,

economics and ethics, animal slaughter and

meat-eating are detrimental to human society.

 

Health

Although meat is certainly a source of concentrated protein it is a very poor source of other food elements like minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates. In addition, eating flesh from the cow or any other animal is detrimental to the health of human beings for many reasons. For example, if a human, who has a much longer colon than the carnivorous animals, eats flesh, the following problems will ensue:

1. Intestinal bacteria in the long bowel will change from fermentative to putrefactive, thus causing poisons to be absorbed into the bloodstream. These poisons need to be eliminated, so energy is diverted from other essential bodily functions, including thinking.

2. The natural synthesis of vitamin B12 will be inhibited, possibly leading to anemia.

3. Animal toxins will tend to disrupt the proper metabolism of carbohydrates. This can cause diabetes.

4. Nonnutritive substances resulting from the digestion of animal flesh tend to be carcinogenic (cancer-inducing) irritants.

The minimum daily requirement of protein, which nutritional experts calculate to be between seventy and ninety grams, is easily achieved with dairy products and foods from the vegetable kingdom. Protein, is found in ample quantity in milk, cheese, yogurt, whole wheat, corn, many varieties of nuts and beans, and some vegetables. Thus vegetables, fruits, grains and dairy products provide a perfectly balanced diet. Consuming animal flesh, on the other hand, results in excess protein, which produces liver ailments, high blood pressure, and hardening of the arteries.

In addition, dead animal flesh contains many toxic elements, such as:

1. Wastes from the dead animal's bloodstream, germs, and drugs injected to offset animal disease.

2. Fear poisons released into the bloodstream at the time of slaughter.

3. Bacteria from putrefactive decomposition, which commences as soon as the animal dies. Because flesh is an excellent insulator, not all of these bacteria are killed by cooking.

Due to forced feeding, penning, and other unnatural practices, animals raised for slaughter suffer from dozens of diseases, such as foot-and-mouth disease, fevers, catarrhal conditions, cancer, tuberculosis, and mastitis. In addition, poultry are often impregnated with estrogens, which can cause cancer. Many studies in cancer research reveal that areas in which meat-eating is highest tend to have the highest cancer rate, while vegetarian areas generally have a far lower rate.

Immediately after an animal is slaughtered, rigor mortis sets in, and then the process of decay takes over. Thus meat-eating always involves consumption of decayed flesh together with its incumbent dangers to health.

 

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Love Feast Video

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Summer of Love

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My Most Difficult Problem: Death

Prabhupāda: You can easily understand that "I am not this body; there is a living force within the body." Is it very difficult to understand? This body is not sufficient. The real body means the living force within the body. Is it not? You are talking; what is the difference, you're not talking? Now, if the body is dead, you cannot talk anymore, finished. So what is that force within you that is causing you to talk? Do you know anything about that?

Richard: Have I thought about it, me, personally?

Prabhupāda: No. Have you ever thought about it?

Richard: Yes.

Prabhupāda: So what is that?

Richard: What did I think about it?

Rāmeśvara: Yes.

Richard: Um, that I, I've always viewed myself as my self.

Prabhupāda: Myself, that's what..., you are not this body. You are not.... Body is not yourself. Did you ever think of it?

Richard: Well, when I say "myself," I should perhaps define it. Myself being all that I can recall being before, as well as my present, ah...

Prabhupāda: How do you distinguish between a dead man or living man?

Richard: Um, well...

Prabhupāda: The living man is important, but the dead man is not important.

Richard: Not his physical body, no.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Then within the physical body, there is something which is making him living man. Is it not?

Richard: Um...

Prabhupāda: What is the dead man? Something is missing; therefore it is dead. Otherwise the body is there.

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Saturday Love Feast!

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SanKirtan !

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Haribol!

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Saturday Class By Bhakta Milos - Real Freedom

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Chanting on MontRoyal!

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Chanting Dancing Feasting !

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Weekend Gallery

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The Antimaterial World

Matter itself has no creative power. When it is manipulated by the living energy, material things are produced. Matter in its crude form is therefore the latent energy of the Supreme Being. Whenever we think of energy, it is natural that we think of the source of energy. For example, we may think of electrical energy, but along with the energy we think of the electrical powerhouse where that energy is generated. Energy is therefore not self-sufficient, but it is under the control of a superior living being, who controls the energy. Fire is the source of two other energies, namely light and heat. Light and heat have no independent existence without fire. Similarly, the two forms of energy, namely inferior and superior, are derived from a third source, call it by any name. But that source of energy must be a living being with full sense of everything. That supreme living being is the Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, or the all-attractive living being.

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A Class By Bhakta Milos - Where Is The Penguin

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Last week At The Temple

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3d Anniversary for our Center Nice Festival This Friday! Come&Chant

Hare Krsna, dear friends

We would like to invite you to the transcendental festival for all the good souls out there in the cosmic space and beyond entitled the Disappearance of Gadhadara Pandita and His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. It is also the 3d anniversary for our tiny little awesome Hare Krsna Center Montreal so we`ll party Krsna style all night long!!! Come and hear about these great devotees of Krsna and their teachings, chant, dance and feast on some wonderful vegetarian  wonderfulness offered to Krsna beforehand. The festival is free and will take place in our temple on 8045 boulevard De L'acadie THIS FRIDAY 27th of JUNE 2014 at 6PM!!! Please call if you need more information: 438 937 1080. HARE KRSNA!

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Danger At Every Step

 

 

Brahmānanda: One of our devotees... I was speaking to him. He was formerly in the air force, an electrician. And he was saying how there are so many wires in an airplane, and actually, when he was electrician, they would put the wires together very hastily in order to get the job done. And he said one of those wires could go wrong and then...

Prabhupāda: Finish everything.

Brahmānanda: Yes.

Prabhupāda: Just see.

Brahmānanda: He said the tendency is when you have a job is that you try to find some shortcut.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Brahmānanda: So everyone is looking for that some shortcut, how to do it quicker, faster.

Prabhupāda: [break] ...working sincerely? Nobody. In the material world they cannot work sincerely. [break] ...experienced when any enterprise goes under government supervision, it immediately spoiled. Nobody work sincerely. When it is a private concern, one is sincere because it is his business. If it goes wrong, he will suffer. But when it is government concern, they become irresponsible. That is the experience. Immediately, "Oh, my service is secure. I cannot be kicked out suddenly. So I may do or not do." This is going on.

 

Morning Walk -- July 2, 1975, Denver

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Tam Tam photos and Love Feast photos too!

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Hare Krishna is Not a Religion

Guest (3) (young British woman): Religion, meaning trying to serve God, is any more right than another?

 

Prabhupäda: This is not religion. This is the only business. Religion is different thing. Suppose... Just like... I have already explained, that you are sleeping, and you have got a good engagement. And somebody's trying to awake you, that "You have to go there. Just get up! Get up!" So this kind of business is not religion. Religion is a, what is a kind of faith, a sentiment. That is different thing. It is the main business of human being. Because we are part and parcel of... Just like a boy, he's very rich man's son. Some way or other, he's out of his home, and he's suffering for want of food, want of shelter. And somebody's giving information that "I know you are such and such big man's son. Why you are loitering in the street? Why don't you go back to your home, back to your father?" So is it not the best business. So everyone is suffering. That I have already explained, how they are suffering. We are trying to save his suffering by dispatching him back to home, back to Godhead. This is our business. So it is not religion. It is the most important humanitarian work. What do you think?

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Importance of Devotee Association By Bhakta Ronny

We all have to make some decisions. At least we need to decide what our next meal is going to consist of. A lot of times, however, we are in great lack of information about important details in regards to our eatables. We might purchase something in our local grocery store and think “Oh, what a nice pack of raisins I got here. The package is in my favorite color scheme, there is a smart zipper to keep the product fresh and even the price makes sense. But as soon as we check the ingredients (if we are smart enough) we will notice that beside raisins, the product contains all kinds of different rubbish which have nothing to do with what I was interested in purchasing. In my case, recently instead of a nice pack of golden raisins, I got egg, fish shells, raisins mix trail combo. For some of you I'm sure it must be very funny. Who could be possibly concerned about such an insignificant so-called problem and the proof is right there, right on the shelf. This particular item is available at this particular store because there must be someone else who, as opposed to me, is actually interested in a fish shells raisins combo. Perhaps someone in this particular moment might be actually looking for this delicious mix in his own local grocery store but has a hard time finding it, because for some reason this particular company couldn’t think of giving a more suitable name for their product to fully express its ingredients.

 

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TamTams !

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SanKirtan!

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Love Feast & More!

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Value of Krsna Temple

So, not only for Prahlada Maharaja, anyone in this material world who offers his obeisances before the Deity, don't think it is useless. It is taken into account. Therefore Krnna advises, if you cannot do anything, you do four things, man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji mam namaskuru [Bg. 18.65]. At least come before Me, just like we do. We come in the temple, and offer our obeisances. It is so easy to go back to home back to Godhead. It is not very difficult task at all. If you cannot do anything, if you cannot read books, if you cannot understand philosophy, if your behavior is not on the standard, still if you simply offer your obeisances before the Deity you make progress. You make progress. Undoubtedly.In the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu you will find it that this worshiping method, come to the temple, offer obeisances, just like these boys, they are playing mrdangas, they are playing cymbals, dancing, every item is taken into account. Every item. Not that it is going futile. No. That is Krnna consciousness, that is bhakti-marga, sv-alpam apy asya dharmasya trayate mahato bhayat. Simply by playing on the cymbal, on the khol, taking little caranamrta, everything in detail there is in the Nectar of Devotion, you have read. So the foolish person, they do not take care. They think they are very much advanced, they have no need to attend arati, or to play on the mrdanga or cymbal, but that is not fact. So many items are there given by the acaryas. If not this, you do this, you do that, you do that, hundreds of items. Take any one of them and you'll be benefited. This is arcana-marga. There are many foolish person, they make propaganda, "There is no need of going to the temple." That is another rascaldom. Because if you come to the temple, you get so many facilities to make advance in spiritual life. This is our mission. We are opening, spending so much money for opening gorgeous temple. It is not new thing. This is very, very old, coming by parampara system. There are many thousands of temples in India, very old, five thousand, three thousand years old. Why? The acaryas wanted to give facility to the common man to enter into spiritual life. That is the idea.

 


Srila Prabhupada in a class on Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.5—Mayapur, February 12, 1976

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SanKirtan In Downtown Montreal

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Sunday Park Program "Tam-Tams"

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Activites from the last week

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Ecstatic book distribution !

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Temporary Canada

Everything here in the material world is temporary. Anything you take, anything material, that is temporary. Similarly this body is temporary, this house is temporary, this country is temporary. Say some five hundred years ago, this was not Canada. It was something else. Similarly, in some other time, it will be different. So nothing is fixed up or permanent in this material world.

 

Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.10-11

Montreal, July 14, 1968

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Weekend Of Love

Ectatic summer programs appeared in our Montreal center. 

The weekly love feast got some nice upgrades and the Sunday San-kirtan (congregational chanting of the holy names) catching like a wild fire in the heart of montreal's MountRoyal mountian. 

With almost more then 1000 cookies distrubted already we invite everyone to come to our intimate corner by the entrance to the mount royal parc area, Chant ,Dance and feast spiritual food stuff from the spiritual world(Prasadam).

 

So go out and chant Hare Krishna!

Haribol!

 

Check the photos in the gallery section 

 

 

 

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Transcendental Krsna adventures

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On Jesus, Chanting Om, Ramakrishna, Kundalini, Drugs, Astral Plane

Young woman (1): I have a question. I would like to know your beliefs concerning who Jesus Christ was. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: She wishes to know what your beliefs are concerning Lord Jesus Christ. Prabhupāda: Yes. He is representative of God, son of God. That's all. Young woman (1): Do you believe in the blessed trinity? Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Do you believe in the blessed trinity? Prabhupāda: I do not know what is that. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Father, son, and holy ghost. Madhudviṣa: Holy spirit. Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Holy spirit. Prabhupāda: Yes. Why not? (laughter) Young woman (1): Thank you. Prabhupāda: Yes? Young man (2): What is the outcome of continuous practice of the chant "Oṁ?" Prabhupāda: Oṁ is also another form vibration of Lord. Oṁ. That is also accepted in Bhagavad-gītā. So Hare Kṛṣṇa or oṁ, practically the same value, but this is easier. Yes. And because Hare Kṛṣṇa was chanted by Lord Caitanya specifically. Oṁ is generally added (when) just beginning one mantra. That is the Vedic way. Oṁ tad viṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padaṁ sadā paś... Oṁ is also addressing the Lord. Oṁ. And Hare Kṛṣṇa is also addressing. But this is easier and recommended for this age. Otherwise, transcendentally or spiritually, there is no difference. Young woman (3): What do you believe in reference to Ramakrishna? He was in the Hindu faith. Prabhupāda: Not Hindu faith. What is your belief of Ramakrishna? Young man (2): Well, I've read a little about him, and he supposedly... Prabhupāda: What he is? What you have studied about him? Young man (2): He was an incarnate of God. He believed in Jesus Christ, he believed in Buddha, he believed in yoga. I just wondered if you had anything to do with him. Prabhupāda: We have got original Kṛṣṇa. So original Kṛṣṇa includes everyone. Kṛṣṇa, govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi **. So if you believe in the original, the categories automatically come. But the categories, under the influence of māyā, becomes different. So if you want to study any person, you have, you must have some standard way of studying. How you have accepted this Ramakrishna as incarnation? What is the authority? Simply suppose if somebody says, "I am incarnation." Will he be accepted? If somebody comes here and says that "I am President Johnson," will it be accepted like that? And if somebody believes in that way, is he very intelligent man? So what is your basis of taking Ramakrishna as incarnation? So far Vedic literature is concerned, we cannot accept. Because in the Bhagavad-gītā it is said, kāmais tais tair hṛta jñānāḥ yajante 'nya devatāḥ [Bg. 7.20]. If somebody is lost of his intelligence, then he worships demigods. What is that?

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Krsna Does Not Force Love

Devotee (4): I can't seem to get a grasp on this at all. If we in our original constitutional position as part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa, and in that position, that original position of full knowledge and full bliss and being in our eternal nature... Now I have some experience of how strong this material energy is and how māyā works somewhat, but if I had known this and had this full knowledge, then I would have had this knowledge of how māyā works and how I might fall.

Prabhupāda: You read the life of Jaya, Vijaya, Hiraṇyakaśipu, Hiraṇyākṣa? They were Kṛṣṇa's doorkeepers. How they fell down? Did you read it? Did you read the life of Hiraṇyakaśipu or Hiraṇyākṣa?

Devotee (4): Yes, Prabhupāda.

Prabhupāda: So how they did fall? They are from Vaikuṇṭha. They are Kṛṣṇa's personal associates, keeping the doorkeepers. How did they fell down? Anyway, there is chance of falling down at any moment.

Devotee (4): Well, in his family they wanted to enjoy the material world.

Prabhupāda: Whatever it may be, the falldown is there. So because we are living entities, we are not as powerful as Kṛṣṇa, therefore we may fall down from Vaikuṇṭha at any moment. Icchā-dveṣa samutthena sarge yānti parantapa. Find out this verse.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa:

icchā-dveṣa samutthena

dvandva-mohena bhārata

sarva-bhūtāni sammohaṁ

sarge yānti parantapa

 [Bg. 7.27]

"O scion of Bharata [Arjuna], O conqueror of the foe, all living entities are born into delusion, overcome by the dualities of desire and hate."

Prabhupāda: Purport.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: "The real constitutional position of the living entity is that of subordination to the Supreme Lord, who is pure knowledge. When one is deluded into separation from this pure knowledge, he becomes controlled by illusory energy and cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The illusory energy is manifested in the duality of desire and hate. Due to desire and hate the ignorant person wants to become one with the Supreme Lord and envies Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Pure devotees, who are not so deluded or contaminated by desire and hate, can understand that Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa appears by His internal potencies. But those who are deluded by duality and nescience think that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is created by material energies. This is their misfortune. Such deluded persons symptomatically dwell in dualities of dishonor and honor, misery and happiness, woman and man, good and bad, pleasure and pain, etc., thinking 'This is my wife, this is my house; I am the master of this house, I am the husband of this wife.' These are the dualities of delusion. Those who are so deluded by dualities are completely foolish and cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead."

 
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Exciting Krsna Adventures from last week

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Narashingha Caturdasi festival invitation

Hare Krsna, dear friends. Narashingha Caturdasi, the divine appearance of Lord Narashingha deva will take place on the 14th of May 2014 at 5pm. Program is simple yet extatic: Kirtan, class and prasadam for everyone! Please don't miss this wonderful event. 

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Did Christ Want Slaughterhouses?

Devotee (1): The Christians say that Christ ate meat himself, that there's nothing wrong with it.

Prabhupāda: Hm? Christ ate meat? I don't think so.

Hari-śauri: They say fish.

Prabhupāda: Therefore you should maintain slaughterhouse. Very good reasoning. Because Christ ate fish, therefore we should maintain big, big slaughterhouse? Is that good reasoning?

Dr. Sharma: Meat-eating is not useful from three points of view.

Prabhupāda: No, no, apart from that. He said that Christ ate fish, therefore we should maintain big, big slaughterhouse. What do you think? Is that good reasoning?

Devotee (2): No, it's demoniac by common sense if you maintain large slaughterhouses, it's completely irreligious.

Prabhupāda: When Christ said "Thou shalt not kill," does it mean that he wanted to maintain slaughterhouse? What is the answer, hm?

Devotee (1): No.

Vṛṣākapi: The Christians say that you kill the vegetables, you slaughter the vegetables.

Prabhupāda: Therefore we shall kill father, mother. You kill vegetables, therefore I shall kill my father and mother. Is that reasoning?

 

 Evening Darśana -- July 8, 1976, Washington, D.C.

 
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Moon Landing In Arizona

Prabhupāda: What is that?

Devotee (1): This is a new picture of Mars, just came in the Washington Post today. Here is what the scientists say the mountains are on Mars. Big crater they are talking about. This is a recent photo.

Prabhupāda: So? What do they say?

Svarūpa Dāmodara: Says it's a Grand Canyon. Just like in Arizona there's a canyon called Grand Canyon.

Prabhupāda: So might be from Arizona? (laughter) Like Arizona, that means Arizona.

Rūpānuga: Just like Arizona, the same rocks you find in Arizona.

Prabhupāda: Just see.

Svarūpa Dāmodara: This is called Martian Grand Canyon, and an ocean meandering gorge ten times the size of Arizona's Grand Canyon.

Prabhupāda: That we can photograph it and make ten times, hundred times. Their business is in Arizona.

 
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Our Activities Last Week

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Free Your mind ! And Be Happy!

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How it is that I am identifying myself with this body?

Translation: "Arjuna said: O my dear Kṛṣṇa, I wish to know about prakṛti, nature, puruṣa, or the enjoyer, and the field and the knower of the field, and of knowledge and the end of knowledge. The Blessed Lord then said: This body, O son of Kuntī, is called the field, and one who knows this body, who knows this body is called the knower of the field."

Prabhupāda: Kṣetra-kṣetra-jñam. Just like we are living in this apartment and we know that I am not this apartment, but I am living in this apartment. The people say that because the Supersoul or the soul is living within this body therefore the body is soul. This is not very good argument. That is being cleared by Kṛṣṇa Himself. Idaṁ śarīraṁ kaunteya kṣetram ity abhidhīyate [Bg13.2]KṣetraKṣetrameans land or a place. So idaṁ śarīraṁ kaunteya kṣetram ity abhidhīyate [Bg13.2]. And, the next line?
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Enjoying with or without cloth on your tongue

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Tune Of The Week!

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Lord Rama Transcendental Feast!

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Importance of Gurukula

In our Krsna consciousness movement, the guru-kula plays an extremely important part in our activities because right from childhood the boys at the guru-kula are instructed about Krsna consciousness. Thus they become steady within the cores of their hearts, and there is very little possibility that they will be conquered by the modes of material nature when they are older.

 

 

sb 7.5.56-57

 

 

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Invitation to the upcoming RAMA NAVAMI

hare krsna, dear friends!

 

everyone is invited to the most wonderful and ecstatic celebration RAMA NAVAMI, the appearance day of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the form of Lord Ramacandra, or shortly Lord Rama. The transcendental party full of kirtan, readings, discussions on the pastimes of Lord Rama and a nice prasadam feast will take place on the 8TH OF APRIL 2014 at 4PM. Do not miss out on this, ok? Because it's going to be simply awesome. HARE KRSNA!!!

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Ropes Of Affection

We Just cant get anought form this lecture so here is the shortcut

 

http://www.harekrishnamontreal.com/2014/01/29/%C5%9Br%C4%ABmad-bh%C4%81gavatam-lecture/

 

Haribol!

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Amazing loveFeast !

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Somehow or other

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卍 New Prabhupada Animations 卐

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Tune of the Week! Haribol 卐

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Religion for Everyone: Love God

Will the Christian say, "No. We don't want to love God"? Will the Christians say? Will the Mohammedans say, "No, no. We don't want to love God"? So religion means how to love God, and any religion which teaches how to love God, that is perfect. It doesn't matter whether he's Christian or Muslim or Hindu. It doesn't matter. You have to be educated to take your degree. It doesn't matter from which college you take degree. Similarly, religion means you have to learn how to love God. If you have no love for God, it is all useless.

 

 

 Answers to a Questionnaire from Bhavan's Journal -- June 28, 1976

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Love Feast March 17th Photos

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Love Krsna This Life, Not Next

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We Are Preaching to You Because We are Humans

Kuladri: Prabhupāda? They say why do you worry so much about death? We are living. We are enjoying life, why do you worry about death?

Prabhupāda: Because we are intelligent. I love you. Therefore you'll die and you'll become a dog, so I am taking sympathy on you that "Don't become a dog." Every human being is anxious. The example is given just like a child flying kite and is going this way, this way, on the roof. Now on the edge of the roof, so one gentleman standing, "Hey, you'll fall down." That is his duty. He says, "Why you are checking me?" (laughter) "Why you are checking me?" "Because I am human being. You are foolish boy. Therefore I am checking you." That is natural. Even a child, or the boy is not his son, but because he is a gentleman, he wants to give him some protection. It is the duty of gentleman. Therefore Caitanya Mahāprabhu said to the Indians, that "You become perfect and go and give this knowledge to the rest of the world. They are all rascals." Bhārata-bhūmite haila manuṣya-janma yāra janma sārthaka kari' kara para-upakāra [Cc. Ādi 9.41]. It is para-upakāra, humanitarian. You may say "Why do you bother?" But as a human being, I bother. Every human being will do that. Kṛṣṇa comes, bothering Himself. Yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānir bhavati bhārata [Bg. 4.7]. "When these have become rascals, fools, I come, again advise them." So those who are servants of God, they are also doing the same thing, on behalf of God. Their position is therefore exalted. They should be worshiped as God because they are doing the work of God. They are not cheating public.

 

 

 Room Conversation -- June 24, 1976, New Vrindaban

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Materialistic Society -a Tiny Cult in the Unlimited Spiritual Sky class by purujit dasa

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Animations by Bhakta Ronny

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Gaura Purnima Festival

thanks to bhakta ronny for this beautiful poster!!!
thanks to bhakta ronny for this beautiful poster!!!
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Can We Fall from the Spiritual World?

Regarding your questions about how and from where did the conditioned souls fall, your first question if someone has a relationship with Lord Krsna on Krsnaloka, does he ever fall down? The souls are endowed with minute independence as part of their nature and this minute independence may be utilized rightly or wrongly at any time, so there is always the chance of falling down by misuse of one's independence. But those who are firmly fixed up in devotional service to Krsna are making proper use of their independence and so they do not fall down.

Regarding your second question, have the conditioned souls ever seen Krsna? Were they with the Lord before being conditioned by the desire to lord it over material nature? Yes, the conditioned souls are parts and parcels of the Lord and thus they were with Krsna before being conditioned. Just as the child must have seen his father because the father places the child in the womb of the mother, similarly each soul has seen Krsna or the Supreme Father. But at that time the conditioned souls are resting in the condition called susupti which is exactly deep sleep without dream, or anesthetized state, therefore they do not remember being with Krsna when they wake up in the material world and become engaged in material affairs. I hope this will satisfy your questions.

 

 

 Letter to: Jagadisa — Los Angeles 25 April, 1970

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Moving pictures by Bhakta Ronny

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Frequently Asked Questions

Prabhupada answers frequently asked questions

 

First question: What is the true aim of human life?

Answer: The real aim of life is to go back to Home, back to Godhead. We all living entities in different forms of body numbering 8,400,000 forms beginning from the aquatics up to the best advanced form of human life, there is a regular evolution by the laws of nature.

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Prabhupada Animations !

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Bhakti Yoga Love Feast!

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