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Freedom

External Freedom and Inner Freedom

As long as you base your life on wealth, property and worldly things, you will

never be able to derive any real joy. There are two things which every person

has to attain; one is external freedom, the other is inner freedom. External

freedom speaks of independence, being free of external bonds and limitations.

Inner freedom speaks of liberation from the bondage of the senses, having them

under your full control. Every individual… Continue

Added by Mira on August 8, 2009 at 7:01pm — 1 Comment

Varnasrama and Community Development

Bhagavad-gita Lecture 13.35

Geneva, June 6, 1974

Ksetra means field of activities. Just like in agricultural land. You get a piece of land, and you produce your own food grain, or as you like. The government gives you a piece of land, and you have to pay a little tax, and you can grow your food grains as you like.

....The same example: You are given a field, a piece of land. You can grow twice, thrice in a year very nice foodstuff, sometimes pulses, sometimes paddy, sometimes the… Continue

Added by _ghanshyam das on August 8, 2009 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Importance of Garbhadhana Samskara: part 1

Importance of Garbhadhana Samskara:

If one is not purified by the process of the seed giving ceremony, or garbhadhana samskara he is immediately classified amongst the sudras because only the sudras do not undergo this purificatory process.

Krsna book, IIp.236

The pious seminal succession in the twice born families of the brahmanas and ksatriyas especially, as well as in the families of vaisyas also, must be kept very pure by the observation of the purificatory process… Continue

Added by _ghanshyam das on August 8, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Our Principle

Our principle is that we are against nothing and for nothing. Only for Krishna. We want whatever is favorable for Krishna.

(SP letter, Nityananda, Mar. 16, 1977)

Added by Nitin on August 7, 2009 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Ignorance is no Excuse : Nice Anecdote by Prabhupada

Later, during his massage Prabhupäda told me that any sex life in Vrindavana is an offence, even for married couples. He said, "We should follow the line of the Six Goswamis. Did they come here for having sex and beginning family? No. It is meant for retirement from material activity. They gave up family life and then came to Vrindavana."



I was puzzled because I couldn't see how the local people could avoid it. "Well, Srila Prabhupada, what about the Brijbasis, the people who are… Continue

Added by vibhava krsna das on August 6, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Please Remove My Confussion..!

Once upon a time SP said to his devotees that " Grahastas are Great but Brahmcharyas are safe...!,So become brahmcharya and be safe. "
I don't understand
How Grahast LIfe is Better than Brahmcharya Life...?
How Grahastas are gr8 than Brahmcharyas..?

Plz remove my confusion...!

Hare Krishna...To all
Hari Bol...!

Added by Sagar verma on August 5, 2009 at 6:26pm — 2 Comments

The gopis see Krsna and Balarama

One of the gopis told her friends, “The highest perfection of the eyes is to see Krsna and Balarama entering the forest and playing Their flutes and tending the cows with Their friends.”

From Krsna book Chapter 21, The Gopis Attracted by the Flute For Balaram Purnima

Added by Nitin on August 5, 2009 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

Who Is Poor...?

Prabhupada makes a very clear understanding what it means to be poor, poor doesn’t mean without money, without food, without clothes, poor means a person who does not have Krsna consciousness, they are spiritually poor. The people in the western countries living in their big, big mansions and expensive homes, driving their nice cars, eating al kind of foods, they are poor because although they have so much wealth materially, their hearts are lonely, their hearts are starving and when we look in… Continue

Added by Sagar verma on August 5, 2009 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Weapons of the Pandavas

At the end of Mahabharata, when the Pandavas returned victorious, they got together and travelled to the Himalayas, along a path that took them through many regions currently known to us as Himachal Pradesh.At one place they decided to leave their weapons and proceed higher up in the mountains to perform penance.The place where they left the weapons is known as Rampur Bushahr, established by Pradyumna,the son of Lord Krishna Himself, and is located 102KM from Simla. It can be easily reached by… Continue

Added by Sanjeev Kumar Punj on August 5, 2009 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

Angry Swami declares war on maya, especially Mayavada

This post is a follow up of my three earlier posts titled "Mayavadi to become stool worm‏","I want to kick them, never mind I go to hell‏ " and "More face-kicking‏". All these posts… Continue

Added by Nitin on August 4, 2009 at 1:50pm — No Comments

IMPORTANCE OF COW PROTECTION

Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.1 -- Los Angeles, December 29, 1973

So similarly, vaisya. Vaisya, they should be trained in three things, productive --…

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Added by _ghanshyam das on August 4, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Srila prabhupada Letter

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

In his letter to Kiranamayi, 25th February, 1968.



Devotional service is dependent on the mercy of Krishna and His devotees. Unless we surrender to the lotus feet of a pure devotee, it is not possible to come to the platform of pure devotional service. By his own efforts a bee cannot taste the honey within a bottle. The bottle must be opened by a superior. If the bee simply licks the outside of the bottle, thinking “Now I am… Continue

Added by Brajaraj Kanai Das on August 3, 2009 at 5:23pm — No Comments

OH Gauranga!!!

OH Gauranga!!!!

Oh Gauranga! When will that day come,

When my heart will be freed,

From the anarthas acquired,

Since millions of lifetimes.





Oh Gauranga! When will that day come,

When the heart free from malice

And material contaminations,

Develops pure taste for the Holy Name…



Oh Gauranga! When will that day come,

When the things of this world,

Will cease to attract me,

Which pull me away from your lotus…
Continue

Added by Sita devi dasi on August 3, 2009 at 2:41pm — 5 Comments

Srila Prabhupada quotes Srila Rupa Gosvami‏

Srila Rupa Gosvami, the great devotee acarya of the Gaudiya-Vaisnava-sampradaya, has sung a song about this lotus honey,comparing himself to the bee:



"O my Lord Krsna, I beg to offer my prayers unto You. My mind is like the bee, and it is after some honey. Kindly, therefore, give my bee-mind a place at Your lotus feet, which are the resources for all transcendental honey. I know that even big demigods like Brahma do not see the rays of the nails of Your lotus feet, even though they… Continue

Added by Nitin on August 3, 2009 at 10:55am — No Comments

More face-kicking‏

Srila Prabhupad said:

... do not become so foolish and rascal, that any rascal comes and poses himself as God, incarnation of God... You kick on their face. Please consult the sastras whether his name, his father's name, his mother's name, his features of the body, his activities, are corroborating with the sastra.Then accept. Otherwise don't.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.11-12 -- Los Angeles, September17, 1972

Added by Nitin on August 3, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Your Lipstick: Made With Cow Brains

Here's the bad news: Cow brains may be an ingredient in your lipstick.

The good news? The FDA is banning it.



The Food and Drug Administration has told cosmetics makers they can no longer use brain and spinal cord tissue from older cattle in lipstick, hair sprays, and other products, reports The Associated Press. The fact that they were used at all will likely surprise millions of women who use these products daily. And that's not the only surprise: The new FDA regulations still… Continue

Added by _ghanshyam das on August 1, 2009 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

I want to kick them, never mind I go to hell‏

That is my business, to punish all these rascals. You see? I become very much angry, anyone says before me, "I am God, he is God, everyone..." I cannot control myself. (laughter) Yes. I am so obstinate enemy of these
rascals. I want to kick them on their face, but it is incivility. It becomes... But I want to kick them. It will be my pleasure. Never mind I go to hell.

Lecture, SB 2.9.10 -- Tokyo, April 26, 1972

Added by Nitin on July 29, 2009 at 6:51pm — 2 Comments

Two Solid Programs That Can Change the Whole World

Book distribution and farms: these are our solid programs. They can change the whole world. The whole foundation of animal civilization can be destroyed. If I have hope for still living, I wanted to organize the farms, make it perfect. Simple living and high thinking.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => TKG: August 9

Added by Nitin on July 29, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

O lord please help me..

O lord of all the three worlds,*

*Kindly look upon this fallen soul*

*Sleeping in the lap of maya curled,*

*Enjoying this world whole and sole......*

**

*Your beauty unparalleled and beyond compare,*

*Steals the hearts of the purest pure.*

*Yet this fool has not time to spare,*

*To treat this disease which has no cure........*

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*No cure except the chanting of the Holy Names*

*Is the only remedy so rare.*

*Yet I am busy playing… Continue

Added by Sita devi dasi on July 28, 2009 at 7:25pm — 4 Comments

LOTUS FEET OF SRIMATI RADHARANI

AS BHAKTIVINODA THAKUR IS SAYING THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO GET KRISHNA EXCEPT LOTUS FEET OF SRIMATI RADHARANI .

FROM : RADHIKA CARAN PADMA

BY : BHAKTIVINOD THAKUR



IF ONE WHO HAS FAILED TO WORSHIP WITH GREAT CARE SRIMATI RADHARANI"S LOTUS FEET WHICH ARE THE ABODE OF ALL AUSPICIOUSNESS .ONE WHO HAS NOT TAKEN SHELTER OF SRI VRINDAVAN DAM WHICH IS DECORATED WITH HER LOTUS FOOT PRINTS.WHO IN THIS LIFE HAS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH DEVOTEES WHOSE MOOD LIKE SRIMATI RADHIKA"S ARE VERY… Continue

Added by PRANSHU SHARMA on July 28, 2009 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

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