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Wed

01

Jul

2015

The Krsna Consciousness Philosophy






 A Letter From Srilla Prabhupada to 

Mr. Bailey, In  1953:





Sages of India realized it by a perfect deductive process which descends on human consciousness by a transcendental chain of unbroken bona fide disciplic succession that material civilization is a temporary gigantic demonstration of a rabid process of sense gratification. The sense organs are given uncertain liberty to gratify their desires and the whole show of science, education, trade, industry, economy and politics are but different spheres of activities in the realm of gratifying the senses. Above these senses or sense organs is a diametric force which is subtler than the sense organs and is known as the mind but acts in terms of thinking, feeling and willing. The empiric philosophers speculating on an imperfect process of induction generally indulge in intellectual feats without knowing that behind the mind there is human intelligence which is able to analyze the process of psychology but is unable to find out the ultimate force or spirit behind their intelligence.


So the spirit that conducts even intelligence is the primeval root of everything and there is an adjustment of spirit and matter as much as there is an adjustment of smoke and fire. The smoke is a conditional state of fire and therefore smoke is nothing but fire and yet we cannot compare smoke and fire on the same platform. Smoke emanates from fire but it is the disturbing condition of fire. We need fire and not the smoke. The present smoky material or sensual civilization has to be kindled into the fire of reality or spiritual civilization. It is neither difficult nor impossible. It is just a simple process of fanning the fire in order to get rid of the disturbing smoke. The fanning process is eternally the same and one and the empiric speculators have nothing to invent new into it. It must be actually a fanning in spiritualized process and nothing else.

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Wed

01

Jul

2015

Decorate Krishna , Decorate Your Heart

By Ramachandra Dasa


What is real Beauty ? Everyone is searching for it but once we check under the 3mm skin or Kashmir carpet we might find only bones, dust, blood , parasites , germs and much more.

So why then are we attracted so much to those futures if underneath them there is so much obnoxious contact?

Actually we not attracted to what we see, smell but to what it resembles in our consciousness.


“The living entity in the material world carries his different conceptions of life from one body to another as the air carries aromas. Thus he takes one kind of body and again quits it to take another.” BG15.8


Any action we choose to preform, starts either from some hankering or lamentations. We wish to have something, or get disappointed later form the very same thing. In fact we are not satisfied from any of those action , and since their are on the material platform we have to accept the side effect of the material world :”hankering and lamentations”.


“The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.”

BG.15.7


Just like the baby, who is distressed and crying for his mother will not be pacified unless his mother will put him on her lap and feed him. So are we, been fragmental part and parcel of Krishna or God cant reach that tranquillity unless we make this last change and jump to His Abode, The Spiritual World.

Because we actually dont belong here, we only roaming here just like some middle-evil vagabonds changing one costume to another. Today I'm a hippe , and when its out of fashion i will become a straight edge , once that is already boring i will change my gender... actually we cant stop.

Why would we ? Unless we find who we truly are we will continue running from one dressing room to the other.

But the Turth is very simple, so simple that most of us miss it . We are eternal fragmental parts and parcel of God , Krishna. And when you take care of that prime business everything is arranged nicely. Just like when you Pay you Hydro(electricity) Bill on time you can do some many thing, cook, take a warm shower and etc. You dont need to tax your brain how the Chpati will puff and how unfortunate you are to take a cold shower in December. No , everything is already arranged simply beacsue you took care of this one bill.


So you pay the top most bill, Give all your Love to Krishna. And that love is practical, its not just some cliche “I Love you ” but when its the time for expression “My love is beyond words, beyond acts, beyond anything” no, not like. Relationship means you do something for your beloved. Dress for Him, Cook for Him, Dance for Him, Sing for Him. If we tax so much our little brain over how to so called love an obnoxious bag of stool and urine , then how much we need to tax our brain over how to Love God? So that's a whole science, which is called Krishna Consciousness. And once you get a hold of that knowledge you turn to a be blissful shining spark of Krishna Consciousness.


Actually We already are .

nitya-siddha kåñëa-prema ‘sädhya’ kabhu naya

çravaëädi-çuddha-citte karaye udaya

Pure love for Kåñëa is eternally established in the hearts of the living entities. It is not something to be gained from another source. When the heart is purified by hearing and chanting, this love naturally awakens.[Cc. Madhya 22.107].


And if everywhere we go we simple look for that connection, where is Krishna, where is Krishna. He is there, everywhere, trying to remind us how to increase that relationship ship with him . you just need to turn that switch in your consciousness so you can hear him, talk to him, feed him and decorate him.


Haribol!

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Thu

25

Jun

2015

Take Prasadam, Lots of sweets , so it will break your Poison teeth ! 

From our morning class here ,by His Divine Grace

Srila Prahbupada :

 “...For a devotee, there is no need of controlling senses. It automatically becomes controlled. Just like we have taken the vow we are not going to eat anything except kṛṣṇa-prasāda. Oh, the sense is already controlled. There is no question of asking a devotee, "You don't drink, don't this, don't this, don't this." So many don'ts. Simply by accepting kṛṣṇa-prasādam, all don'ts there, already there. And it becomes very easier. Others, if one is requested that "You don't smoke," it will be very difficult job for him. For a devotee, he can give up at any moment. He has no problem. Therefore the same example, that these senses are very strong undoubtedly, as strong as the snake. But if you break the poison teeth, the poison teeth, then it is no more fierceful. Similarly, if you engage your senses in Kṛṣṇa, no more controlling. It is already controlled. Protkhāta-daṁṣṭrāyate viśvaṁ pūrṇa-sukhāyate.”

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Thu

25

Jun

2015

Harinam SanKirtan!

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Mon

22

Jun

2015

Transcendental Tune Of the Week !

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Thu

18

Jun

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?

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Thu

18

Jun

2015

A massive Harinam of "Bliss" at Heilbronn, Germany.

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Thu

18

Jun

2015

Hare Krishna Festival in the park!

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Thu

11

Jun

2015

How to see Kṛṣṇa in everything

 "A true yogi observes me in all beings and also sees every being in Me. Indeed the self-realized man sees Me everywhere [Bg. 6.29]."


Prabhupāda: "A true yogi observes Me in all beings." How he can see? They interpret that all beings are Kṛṣṇa. So therefore there is no use of worshiping Kṛṣṇaseparately. They take therefore to the humanitarian activities. They say this is better. Why Kṛṣṇashall be worshiped. Kṛṣṇasays that one should see in every being Kṛṣṇa. So let us serve but they do not know the techniques. That requires training under bona fide spiritual master. This, "A true yogi observes Me in all beings." A true yogi, devotee. Just like these devotees are going to preach Kṛṣṇaconsciousness outside. Why? They see Kṛṣṇain all beings. How? Because they see that all beings are part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa. They are under forgetfulness of Kṛṣṇa. So let us awake them to Kṛṣṇaconsciousness. A devotee sees others whose not in Kṛṣṇaconsciousness. Just like sometimes some missionary activities are there to give education to the uneducated community. Why? Because they see they are human beings. They should be educated. They should know the value of life. That is their sympathy. Here also the same thing. That everyone should know that he's part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa. Forgetting this consciousness he suffers. That is to see Kṛṣṇa in everything. Not that everything has become Kṛṣṇa.Don't see like that, then you'll be mistaken. Every being is, just like if I see somebody, that this boy is the son of such and such gentleman. That means I see such and such gentleman in this boy. Is it clear? If I see every living being is son of God or Kṛṣṇa, then that means I see God in every beings. Is there any difficulty to understand?

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Thu

11

Jun

2015

 Sriman Brahmananda Prabhu 


Our Dear Senior GodBrother His Grace Sriman  Brahmananda Prabhu recently departed.  His  glories spread beyond this planet due to his unconditional service to our Eternal Spiritual Master Srila Prabhupada .

 

This article by Brahmananda Prabhu is pure nectar, check it out. I m sure it will feel your heart with lots of enthusiasm to spread the sublime message of Krishna Consciousness around the whole universe.

 

Haribol! all glories to His Grace Sriman  Brahmananda Prabhu...

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada !


 

By His Grace Brahmananda Dasa


The story of how the Hare Krsna movement came to Africa starts in 1971 in the United States. I was in Tallahassee, Florida, teaching an experimental course in Krsna consciousness at the state university, when I received a letter from my spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, instructing me to go immediately to West Pakistan for preaching work. I had very little money, and I knew the trip to Pakistan would be long and arduous. However, a disciple takes his spiritual master’s order as his very life and soul, and I was determined that nothing would stop me.


Africa


The first leg of my journey took me to New York City, where a young brahmacari assistant joined me; then the two of us flew to London. From London we went to Paris via hydroplane and rail. In Paris I had a good opportunity to preach at Dauphine University, the Sorbonne, and to some yoga groups. After a few days in Paris, we boarded the Orient Express for a forty-eight-hour train ride to Istanbul, Turkey.

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Tue

02

Jun

2015

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."

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Mon

01

Jun

2015

 BLISS Hare Krsna Asrama opening :  Invocation class by His Grace Purujit Prabhu

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Thu

28

May

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]

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Thu

28

May

2015

Bliss Preaching In EUROPE

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Thu

28

May

2015

Tam Tams

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Wed

20

May

2015

To Know Everything means to Supplies everything , so Krishna Supplies

He's full, fully conscious. He knows. Vedāhaṁ samatītāni [Bg. 7.26]. "I know everything," Kṛṣṇa says, "past, present, future." Just like Kṛṣṇa said to Arjuna, imaṁ vivasvate yogaṁ proktavān aham avyayam, aham avyayam: [Bg. 4.1] "Formerly I spoke to the sun-god." So because He does not forget past, present, future... Vijñānena vijṛmbhitaḥ. He's always conscious, fully conscious. Whatever was done in the past, what will happen in the future, and what is happening, everything is known to Kṛṣṇa. Vijñānena vijṛmbhitaḥ. But we have lost our consciousness. We have lost our memory that we have past, that we are parts and parcels of Kṛṣṇa, and we are identifying with this material world in different capacities. Somebody's identifying with this body; somebody's identifying with the society or community or nation or country. But Kṛṣṇa does not become such materially affected. Vijñānena vijṛmbhitaḥ. He's always conscious.

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Wed

20

May

2015

Harinam ! SanKirtan !

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Tue

19

May

2015

Hare Krishna Parc Festival - Tam Tams Video!

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Tue

19

May

2015

HareKrishna Parc Festival Tam Tam's

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Tue

12

May

2015

Hindu, there is no such word

From a Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Lecuture New Vrindaban, September 1, 1972 :

 

So people, having no information of the spirit soul, they are interested in body and mind, and they have created some concocted religious system for benefit of the body and mind. So the varṇāśrama-dharma, beginning... Dharma begins from the varṇāśrama-dharma, which is now going on in the name of Hindu religion. Actually there is no such word "Hindu" in the Vedic literature. It is a concocted word given by the Muhammadans. Real Vedic system of religion is varṇa and āśrama. Four varṇas: brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya, śūdra; and four āśramas: brahmacārī, gṛhastha, vānaprastha, and sannyāsa. So one has to execute... The brāhmaṇa must execute his system of life, satyaṁ śamo damas titikṣā ārjava, jñānaṁ vijñānam āstikyaṁ brahma-karma svabhāva-jam [Bg. 18.42]. A brāhmaṇa must execute all these principles of life. Similarly, kṣatriya, he should be very brave, not to go away from fighting. He must have a ruling capacity. He must be charitable. In this way, kṣatriya must execute his system of life. Similarly vaiśya, he must also execute his system of life

kṛṣi-gorakṣya-vāṇijyaṁ vaiśya-karma svabhāva-jam [Bg 18.44]. 

Agriculture, cow protection. Nowadays, either brāhmaṇa or kṣatriya or vaiśya, practically everything is lost. Nobody is executing his occupational duties. Simply śūdra, without any knowledge, without any enlightenment. Try to get some money and fill up your belly and go on sleeping, that's all. This is śūdra-karma-svabhāva-jam. Paricaryātmakaṁ karma. Therefore śāstra says kalau śūdra-sambhavaḥ. In this age practically 99.9% population are śūdras, because they have given up, they have forgotten everything, what is the duty of brāhmaṇa, what is the duty of a kṣatriya, what is the duty of a vaiśya. Maybe some vaiśyas are there and śūdras are there.

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Tue

12

May

2015

Special Souls

Recently we received a special Card! from a lovely anonymous devotee... 

                       Thank you so much for you nice gesture and charitable donation ! Haribol! Jaya Srila Prabhupada! 

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Tue

12

May

2015

La Tam Tam`s! May 2015

Tam Tam`s family is ectiatc to joinSri Chaitanya`s  

SanKirtan Party! 

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Thu

07

May

2015

Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray

  We invite you all to thise ecstatic festival for some Transdental Chanting , Dancing , Philosophizing and Feast delicious vegetarian  spiritual food stuf from The One and Only ,Lord Krishna Him Self!

   Haribol


 9th Of May ,Hare Krishna Center MOntreal Saturday 5pm 



卐,Chant Hare Krishna and Stay ecstatic !  卐,

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Tue

05

May

2015

Sir, Stick to the  conclusion !

Indian man (1):  He is everywhere. He is omnipresent.

Prabhupāda:  Yes. He is present within your heart, but still, He has got His own place.

Indian man (1):  This is why he says he has been trained(?).

Prabhupāda:  Yes.

Indian man (1):  But it can also mean that He is not everywhere because...

Prabhupāda:  Why not? That is God. That is God. You are thinking in your terms. Because when you are at your home you are not everywhere, you think God is like that. That is your deficiency. Why do you compare yourself with God? That is your deficiency.

Indian man (1):  This is a philosophical point of view.

Prabhupāda:  Not philosophical point, view. You are thinking God in your own terms. Because you are imperfect—when you sit in your home you cannot be present at my home—therefore you are thinking God is like that.

Indian man (1):  When you say "He descends," does it mean "got down"?Prabhupāda: Yes. "He descends," it does not mean that He is absent in His abode. That is God. Advaitam acyutam anādim ananta-rūpam [Bs. 5.33]. You understand this? Ananta-rūpam. He can expand Himself in unlimited forms. Otherwise how it is possible-īśvaraḥ sarva-bhūtānāṁ hṛd-deśe 'rjuna tiṣṭhati [Bg. 18.61]? God is situated in everyone's heart. "Everyone" means within your heart, within my heart, within cat's heart, within dog's heart—everyone's heart. So there are innumerable living entities. How He is situated everywhere? Aṇḍāntara-stha-paramāṇu-cayāntara-stham [Bs. 5.35]: "He is within this universe and He is within the atom." That is God.

 

 

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Tue

28

Apr

2015

 Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi  - Appearance Day Of Sri Nrisimhadev

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Tue

28

Apr

2015

"By Chance"  - a part of Room Conversation April 1st 1972 Sydney


Pradyumna: "Chance." It's a noun and adjective. "1. The way things fall out. Fortune, undesigned occurrence, opportunity, possibility, probability. Especially in plural, as 'the chances are against him.' Absence of design or discoverable cause. Course of events regarded as a power, fate. 'By chance': as it falls or fell out; without design. 'On the chance': in view of the possibility. 'Take one's chance': let things go as they may. Consent to take what comes."

Prabhupāda: So it can be adjusted with the meanings of chance and necessity. I want something; that is my necessity. And it will come by chance? Or I have to endeavor for it, and then I get it? Shall I depend on chance? I have a necessity for something. So should I wait for the chance?

Śyāmasundara: We've always been taught, "No. You must work very hard toward..."

Prabhupāda: So where is the waiting for chance? There is plan. If I have to work, to get the thing, then it is plan.

Pradyumna: If they follow their philosophy to the conclusion, they would have to be completely dependent, if they followed the philosophy to the conclusion.

Prabhupāda: If the chance comes as soon as the necessity is there, then we have to admit immediately God.


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Tue

28

Apr

2015

Book Distribution Celebraties!

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Mon

20

Apr

2015

TamTam's 2015!

I am Glad to announce that the annual TamTam's program is on!

Please come, Chant, grab a fresh delicious Krishna Cookie, Chant, dance and feel how easy it is to spiritual every single since in your body.


Hare Krishna Hare Krishna -- Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

         Hare Rama Hare Rama -- Rama Rama Hare Hare !!!

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Mon

20

Apr

2015

Special souls 

Throu out the week i was in anxiety due to my inability find a sponsor for our first launch of our yearly out door, TamTam's Program.

  So eventually on Sunday morning after finishing morning japa meditation i went to our local 24 hour store to see I have enough change to buy sugar for our Prasadam (sanctified vegetarian foodstuff for the purification of the tongue) distribution on the mountain.


been able to gather only 4$ I was not sure that I would be able to mange to get the needful ingredients, but anyways I marched to the store.

In the store i was approached by Mr. Happy. A young gentleman who drove all the way from British Columbia in order to visit his family.  

while standing in the line and planing how i will ask the store keeper to support the TamTam's program this young gentleman approached me and ask me if I need anything from the store. "What ever you need you can take, I will pay".  Later Mr. Happy drove me back to our Ashram , we had nice kirtan, little morning Prasadam  and Mr.Happy continued  his journey.


kṣipraṁ bhavati dharmātmā
śaśvac-chāntiṁ nigacchati
kaunteya pratijānīhi
na me bhaktaḥ praṇaśyati
He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O son of Kunté,
declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes. BG9.31

And later during this day more then 200 sanctified  Cookies Were distributed at the MountRoyal Parc.


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Tue

14

Apr

2015

How To Make Advancemt Towards the goal of life

So hearing is very important thing. Notpādayed yadi ratim, viṣvaksena-kathāsu yaḥ. Kathā. Hari-kathā. This is accepted by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. When He was talking with Śrī Rāmānanda Rāya on various subject matters, Śrī Rāmānanda Rāya began from the varṇāśrama-dharma, sādhya-sādhana. "What is the aim of human life? How a human being executes his religious principles?" Sādhya-sādhana. So Rāmānanda Rāya began from the varṇāśrama-dharma. Actually, unless the human society comes to the category of varṇāśrama-dharma, he is not a human being; he is animal. Still, in India, because they are still inclined to the system of varṇa and āśrama, there are so many benefit for the Indians. I have traveled all over the world so many times. Because there is no varṇāśrama-dharma, how loose they are. That has been experimented. I have seen. So actually, unless one comes to the standard of varṇāśrama-dharma, he is not considered to be a human being. Therefore the Vedic civilization begins from the varṇāśrama-dharma. And in the Viṣṇu Purāṇa it is said, varṇāśramācāravatā puruṣeṇa paraḥ pumān, viṣṇur ārādhyate [Cc. Madhya 8.58]. Because the ultimate goal is to approach Lord Viṣṇu, viṣṇur ārādhyate panthā nānyat tat-toṣa-kāraṇam.

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Wed

08

Apr

2015

Nothing Happens Accidentally 



Room Conversation-October 14, 1975, Johannesburg
Prabhupāda: Nothing happens accidentally. According to Vedic literature, there is no such word as "accident." The word is adṛṣṭa: There is cause; I cannot see it. Adṛṣṭa. It is not in my vision, but there is cause. There is no question of accident.
Harikeśa:  What about when somebody is born with three arms or eight toes?
Prabhupāda: There is karma, cause, but I cannot ascertain. To me the cause is invisible. Therefore, we take adṛṣṭa. But there is cause.
Harikeśa:  They always reason that because somebody is born like that, that sometimes somebody could be born from an ape like a man.
Prabhupāda:  Huh?
Harikeśa:  Over a very long period of time... Let's say in one ape somebody was born without hair, and then after a long period of time in the same line from that person who was born without hair...
Prabhupāda:  But why the ape does not give birth now?
Harikeśa:  But we have not seen all the apes.
Prabhupāda:  But how do you suggest?
Harikeśa:  It's just a theory.


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Wed

08

Apr

2015

Sri RamaNavami Photos!

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Tue

24

Mar

2015

Sri Rama Navami Festival! 

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Tue

24

Mar

2015

Book Distribution

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Fri

13

Mar

2015

Everyone Wants Success

Prabhupāda: You can sit down. So everyone is working. Never mind in whatever occupation one is engaged. That doesn't matter. But one has to test whether he is becoming successful. Because everyone wants success. We are not animals that without any success we shall work hard labor. That is animals' business. Just like several times I have given the example, dophara gadha, the ass of the washerman. That kind of business and work is no use. Dophara gadha, ass of the washerman. Here, of course, you have no experience. In India there is a class who are called washermen. In India there are different castes. Washerman, a class; barber, a class. I mean to say... So many departmental. So each and every one, there is a class who take up that work. Sweeper, a class. All the necessities. The clerk, even clerk, there is a class; priest, there is a class; the fighter, there is a class. That is nice arrangement.

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Thu

12

Mar

2015

Sri Gaurapurnima Video

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12

Mar

2015

 Sri Gaurapurnima Photos!

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Mon

02

Mar

2015

It Is Not Possible To Filter Muddy Water Through Mud

Los Angeles, May 14, 1973

yathā paṅkena paṅkāmbhaḥ
surayā vā surākṛtam
bhūta-hatyāṁ tathaivaikāṁ
na yajñair mārṣṭum arhati
 
[SB 1.8.52]

Translation: "As it is not possible to filter muddy water through mud, nor purify a wine-stained pot with wine, it is not possible to counteract the killing of men by sacrificing animals."

Prabhupāda: So here one of the most important points is surākṛtaṁ bhūta-hatyām. Surākṛtam means things becoming impure simply by touching liquor. Liquor is so impure. Just like you have got a very big pot of milk, but if you put one drop of wine in it, it becomes immediately impure. You can analyze chemically—immediately impure. That surā, liquor, has become our daily affair. We are so impure. And bhūta-hatyā, and killing of animals. The modern civilization means large-scale arrangement for killing animals and large-scale arrangement for distilling liquor, especially in the Western countries. And India is also now following. So this is the position of the world. What is being condemned by Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, that, those items at the present moment are being encouraged by the government. This is the difference between this government and Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira's government. You can just imagine.

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Tue

24

Feb

2015

Sri Gaurapurnima - The Appearance  Of  Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu

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Tue

24

Feb

2015

We Have Created The Problems

You can see that we human being, civilized man, we have got business, industry, to solve our economic problems, but we human beings are very small quantity. Out of 8,400,000 species of life, forms of life, only 400,000 species of life are human being. Out of them, mostly seventy-five percent are uncivilized, maybe twenty-five percent civilized. So except these so-called civilized twenty-five percent human being, other living entities have no problem for eating, sleeping, mating. We have created. Because we are so-called civilized, we have created the problems for eating, sleeping, mating. Otherwise there is already arrangement for everyone by God. Eko bahūnāṁ vidadhāti kāmān. In Africa there are thousands of thousands of elephants. They are eating at a time fifty kilos of foodstuff. But they are eating; God is supplying. They are also living. They have got sleeping accommodation. They have got mating arrangements.

So these are not problems actually. An actually advanced educated man should understand that "If God has provided food-eating, sleeping, mating arrangement is made for them—why not for me?" Therefore Bhāgavata says,

tasyaiva hetoḥ prayateta kovido
na labhyate yad bhramatām upary adhaḥ
tal labhyate duḥkhavad anyataḥ sukhaṁ
kālena sarvatra gabhīra-raṁhasā
 
[SB 1.5.18]

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10

Feb

2015

Doṣa-nidhe - ocean of faults

kaler doṣa-nidhe rājan

asti hy eko mahān guṇaḥ

kīrtanād eva kṛṣṇasya

mukta-saṅgaḥ paraṁ vrajet

 [SB 12.3.51]

So this is also recommended, prāyeṇa... In the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, in another chapter, Twelfth Canto, it is said, kaler doṣa-nidhe rājan. These instructions were given by Śukadeva Gosvāmī to Mahārāja Parīkṣit. So he addressed the king, "My dear king, in this age the faults are like the ocean," kaler doṣa-nidhe rājan. Doṣa-nidhe. Nidhi means ocean. "There are so many faults in this age that it can be accepted as the ocean of faults." Kaler doṣa-nidhe rājan asti hy eko mahān guṇaḥ. "There is one great opportunity. Although it is full of faulty things, still there is one hope. That hope is," kīrtanād eva kṛṣṇasya mukta-saṅgaḥ paraṁ vrajet [SB 12.3.51], "if one simply chants the holy name of Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, then gradually he becomes purified from the contamination of this age." Kīrtanād eva kṛṣṇasya mukta-saṅgaḥ: "He becomes free from the contamination of this age." It is just like vaccine. In contagious disease, there is vaccine, cholera. So this mantra, mahā-mantra, this is not ordinary sound. This is spiritual. So by chanting this mantra—Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare—one becomes free from the contamination of this age. And not only he becomes free from the contamination of this age, but paraṁ vrajet, he goes back to the spiritual world.  We have no information in this age, at the present time, what is that spiritual world, but they are all stated in the Bhagavad-gītā: paras tasmāt tu bhāvo 'nyo 'vyakto 'vyaktāt sanātanaḥ [Bg. 8.20]. Everything is there in the Bhagavad-gītā. Bhagavad-gītā is the preliminary study of spiritual life, ABCD of spiritual life. The people cannot understand even the ABCD of Bhagavad-gītā, and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the graduate study. So everything is there. Unfortunately it was not distributed. So our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement has started to distribute this literature, especially Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.

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Tue

10

Feb

2015

Purjits Prabhu Departure Love Feast Part 2

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Thu

05

Feb

2015

Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharj Appearance Day

 

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Thu

05

Feb

2015

SanKirtan ! Hari- Hari!

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Thu

05

Feb

2015

Purjits Prabhu Departure Love Feast Part 1

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Tue

03

Feb

2015

Lord Varahadev's Appearance Day & Love Feast Photos

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Tue

03

Feb

2015

Book Distribution

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Sun

01

Feb

2015

Lord Nityananda Appearance Day !

Come And join us this Sunday 10am!
Chanting Dancing and Feasting !

-allgood people are wellcome -

BLV L'Acadie 8045 Montreal 

Haribol

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Mon

26

Jan

2015

Lord Varahadeva Appearance Day

Lord Varahadeva Appearance day This Saturday ! 


Auspicious Love feast 

Come and Chant with us! 

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Tue

20

Jan

2015

dialectic spiritualism - Benedict Spinoza

Hayagrīva: Spinoza. Spinoza says that "The infinite God must possess infinite attributes." He is saying that God, being the basis of all existence, cannot be described in a material way. He is a pantheist in the sense that he believes in the one substance. However, he believes that God has infinite divine attributes, and only two of these attributes fall within the realm of human experience, and these are thought and extension, or mind and matter.

Prabhupāda: So, so far God is concerned, and undoubtedly He is unlimited and His qualities are unlimited. So His one of the most important quality is called Bhakta-vatsala. He is very much dear to His devotee, Bhakta-vatsala. So He has unlimited devotees and unlimited dealings with them; therefore He is unlimitedly expanded. That is pantheism. But it does not mean because He is unlimitedly expanded, His personality is lost. He is person always, even though He is unlimitedly expanded. That is the Vedic version: pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya pūrṇam eva avaśiṣyate [Iso Invocation]. He is complete, and if another complete form expands from Him, still He remains complete. He is not lost. The material conception is if one unit, if something is taken from it, then it becomes less of that thing. But God is so complete that you can go on taking from Him unlimitedly, still He remains unlimited. That is pantheist. I think they are impersonalist.

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Mon

19

Jan

2015

Purjit Prabhu's Departure Love Feast Class! 

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19

Jan

2015

Neighbors Offering To Srilla Prabhupada

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Wed

14

Jan

2015

Developing Krsna consciousness

I beg to acknowledge receipt of your long letter how you are appreciating this philosophy. It is said in the Bhagavad-gita that out of thousands of men, only one takes an interest in the perfection of human life. The perfection of human life is to develop one's dormant love for God, and thus be released from the terrible cycle of birth and death. People are so foolish that they simply waste time in temporary pursuits of material happiness, eating, sleeping, defending and enjoying sex life. Especially sex life. The sum and substance of material life is attraction for the opposite sex. The sum and substance of spiritual life is attraction to Krishna.

So to develop attraction for Krishna is not difficult, you simply have to hear about Krishna, his activities, his name, his form and his teaching in Bhagavad-gita. Naturally you will develop love for Krishna, because we are all part and parcel of Krishna. The beginning process is to Chant Hare Krishna, follow the four regulative principles and associate with devotees, and take Prasadam of Krishna. I think you are now living in the temple of Krishna, so these things will be very easy for you to practice.

 

 Letter to: Bhakta Steven Knapp — Bombay 18 December, 1975

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14

Jan

2015

Harinam picutres

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Mon

29

Dec

2014

Man and Woman Can Be Equal Only On the Spiritual Platform

shocking for the materialistic society- Srila Prabhupada
shocking for the materialistic society- Srila Prabhupada

Prabhupāda: ...still avoid that position. (laughter) Where is the independence? Where is the independence of woman that she has to carry the weight of the pregnancy and the man is free? What is the answer to this question? Hmm? Answer Viśakha.

Viśakha: A woman is trapped by her body. She has no choice. By her body she must.

Prabhupāda: So she is already dependent on nature's law that man is free from becoming pregnant and the woman has to take the burden. Then where is the independence, equal right? Equal right means sometimes man may become pregnant, sometimes woman may become pregnant, but why only woman should become pregnant and the man goes away and she has to take care of the children, beg from government or this and that? Is that independence? Eh?

Satsvarūpa: For them, the independence has become contraception. "I don't have to have the child," they say.

 

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Mon

29

Dec

2014

Arrange for spiritual life Not for sense gratification 

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Mon

22

Dec

2014

Marry Krishnas Special Party !

HareKrishna everyone!

So spontaneously we deceived to make a special feastival for Lord Jesus christ.

Our Divine Spiritual Master A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada  says alot :” Lord Jesus Chirst is the best son of God...”

so why not to celebrate his transcendental appearance day with some nice Chanting, dancing and feast for His Father, Lord Krishna , God.


We will be hold it in the center on Friday the 26th. At 5:30 pm. Come on time !

Purjit Prabhu will prepare special quotes from our spiritual master about Lord Jesus Christ

and right after that special spiritual food stuff !

Come come come!


 

Haribol! 

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Mon

22

Dec

2014

Love Feast !

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Tue

16

Dec

2014

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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07

Dec

2014

 Disappearance Day Of His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati

This Wednesday 10th December , 11am we will be celebrating the disapearance day of our grand-spiritual master .

will be glad to see you all chanting and dancing in ecstatic mood !

Haribol!

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Sun

07

Dec

2014

Interview with Sanskrit student

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Sun

23

Nov

2014

Updates

Hey everyone ,  So our Center lunching ecstatic  programs weekly and evey daily.  During the week (Monday Wednesday Friday ) we will host mantra meditation session which will equipped you with the most reliable tool so you can take full charge of your mind everywhere any time. An essential part of that meditation is our Bhagavad-Gita class. This scripture basis for any meditation or yoga practice you will choose in the far or near future, it gives us detailed information about God, the soul, material ,their interaction , conciseness and how to make a practicle solution to the our greats problems : birth, disease, old age and ultimately death.

 

On Saturdays we will have a full blast of spiritual Ecstasy. Since the early after noon we will be preparing the spiritual vegetarian feast and at 5 we start the meditation program which the feast will be served shortly after that. You welcome to come earlier and give us a hand or two in preparing nice food stuff for Krishna!

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23

Nov

2014

Love Feast 17th of Nov

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Mon

10

Nov

2014

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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Mon

10

Nov

2014

Another Transcendental Album

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Mon

03

Nov

2014

RASA YATRA DAY FESTIVAL 

Please join us this Thursday 6th of November 2014 at 6.00pm to celebrate the divine pastime of Lord Krsna's Rasa Dance.  The program will consist of mahamantra meditation, discussion on the Srimad Bhagavatam and vegetarian feast. Entrance is free. 


"This specific pastimes of the Lord was a special significance because anyone who will properly learn about this particular pastime of the Lord would certainly be dissuaded from the mundane sex desire and be placed on the path of sublime devotional loving service of the Lord. "


SB 1.18.31

Thu

23

Oct

2014

Transcendental Festival to Commemorate the Disappearance of Srila Prabhupada

Hare Krsna, dear friends!

 

We would like to invite you to celebrate the Divine Disapperance Day of our dearmost spiritual master His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acarya of the worldwide Hare Krsna movement. Chanting Hare Krsna, reading about His divine pastimes and a delicious feast will be served at 10.00 AM in the Hare Krsna Center Montreal this Monday 27th of October 2014. Please do not miss this wonderful transcendental event!

 

 

 

To take the passing away of a devotee and the passing away of a nondevotee as one and the same is completely misleading. While ascending the transcendental airplane, Dhruva Maharaja suddenly saw death personified before him, but he was not afraid. Instead of death's giving him trouble, Dhruva Maharaja took advantage of death's presence and put his feet on the head of death. People with a poor fund of knowledge do not know the difference between the death of a devotee and the death of a nondevotee. In this connection, an example can be given: a cat carries its kittens in its mouth, and it also catches a rat in its mouth. Superficially, the catching of the rat and the kitten appear to be one and the same, but actually they are not. When the cat catches the rat in its mouth it means death for the rat, whereas when the cat catches the kitten, the kitten enjoys it. When Dhruva Maharaja boarded the airplane, he took advantage of the arrival of death personified, who came to offer him obeisances; putting his feet on the head of death, he got up on the unique airplane, which is described here to be as big as a house (grham).

 

sb 4.12.30

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Thu

23

Oct

2014

Let the Dogs Bark.

Prabhupāda: Mind is subtle matter. Bhūmir āpo 'nalo vāyuḥ khaṁ mano buddhir.... Bhinnā prakṛtir aṣṭadhā [Bg. 7.4]. They are separated five material energies. Apareyam. They are inferior. Those who are in the mental platform, they are also inferior. The so-called philosopher, scientist and others, they are on the mental platform. Therefore they're inferior. Apareyam. These eight elements, those who are dealing with these eight elements, apara, inferior. And they are advertising that "We are superior." "The spiritual consciousness is brainwashed. We are superior." This is the fault. Of the inferior position, they are claiming superior position. Apareyam itas tu... And Kṛṣṇa is giving practical example: "Apareyam: this is inferior. Beyond this there is a superior nature. What is that? Jīva bhūta." Immediately. And still the rascal cannot understand what is superior, inferior. (Indian lady converses in Hindi with Prabhupāda) Chase after them, "Get out! Get out! Your visa is finished." (Hindi) Hundred cases. Hundred times hundred. (Hindi) [break]

Rāmeśvara: That is our argument.

Dr. Patel: It would be the brainwash. To have washed it against...

Prabhupāda: I am thinking of Kṛṣṇa, and if you stop me to think of Kṛṣṇa, is it not going against my thought? Bhagavad-gītā, it is recommended, man-manā bhava mad-bhakto. So this is a standard thing. So I thinking of Kṛṣṇa. Why you should stop me? Is it not infringement my freedom?

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Wed

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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Wed

15

Oct

2014

Harinam On Jean-Talon, Montreal

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15

Oct

2014

Love Feast Lecture NYC, Part1

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Mon

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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Tue

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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Tue

09

Sep

2014

TamTams Video!

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Tue

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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Mon

01

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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01

Sep

2014

HariboL!

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25

Aug

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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Tam Tams Photos!

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Vyasa Pujas And Initiations

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Janmastami 2014!

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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

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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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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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2014

Sunday Parc Kirtan Video !

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2014

Baby Tulsies are available!

Start Purifying and pick up Tulsi Devi ! 

Hare Krishna!

 

 

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2014

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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Aug

2014

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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