Q: What is JAYADVAITA’s true identity? A: JAYADVAITA IS A SUPER-ATHEIST. Atheists are dishonest by definition, because they refuse to acknowledge the supreme, ultimate and all-inclusive proprietorship of God, Krishna. BGAII 5.29, V3:” A person in Krishna consciousness, knows it well that Lord Krishna is the ultimate goal of all kinds of sacrifices and austerities, that He is the Supreme Lord of all planets and demigods and that He is the benefactor and well-wisher of all living enitites and with that knowledge the person in Krishna consciousness achieves the greatest relief from the pangs of material miseries.”  

Very recently I had the privilege to exchange with two respected members of the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. I thank them very much for standing out of the crowd, coming forward and breaking OMERTA. Amazingly, my I-dictionary gives as origin for Omerta “Italian dialect, variant of umiltà ‘humility.” So we may conclude that there must be something good about Omerta, if it is related to humility. What struck me most is their automatic assumption that Jayadvaita is a “Vaishnava.” Does anyone who wears a dhoti, a kurta, kanthi mala, and tilak–he may even carry a danda–qualify as a Vaishnava? Is Vaishnava such a cheap thing? A dog can wear these. Does it make him a Vaishnava? Some dogs are excellently cared for by their masters, better than some humans treat their own children. You will not believe it if you haven’t seen it! But how would a dog carry a danda? He would have to constantly walk on his hind legs only. We cant expect this type of tapasya from a dog! It would be unreasonable. But it certainly would make him a proud dog! Obeisances Dog Das Goswami! Obeisances over and over again! Obeisances from the front, Obeisances from the back, Obeisances from left and right as well. In other words: Obeisances from all sides, just like in the eleventh chapter of BGAII 11.35 onwards, the Universal Form.

As we try to compliment them, some Sannyasis—we especially think of one respected Sannyasi, —surprisingly and openly declared: “I am a dog.” I certainly will not give a name, no, no and no! Are you disappointed in your Sannyasi envy? That’s just the way it will have to be. But that kind of frank and public remark about the state of a sannyasi’s own spiritual life, would rather draw respect because indirectly he admits publicly and frankly that he hasn’t reached the topmost state of sannyasa life, which is the Parama Hamsa state, but that he is honestly and strainingly trying his very best. There are four stages of progressive sannyasa life: Bahudak, Kutichak, Parivrajakacharya, and Paramahamsa. It’s all about the degree of freedom from sex life. Sex life are the so-called sweet-window-reinforced-iron-bars that keep us locked in the cell of this material world. Some of the lingerie shops are called “Hidden Delights,” in that respect. Ummmmmm, “Hidden Delights,”what a treat, some kind of supreme cheese cake,with cream and all! No treat you fool, another powerful trick by Maya! There is a Sankirtan Book Distribution true story about that. I’ll tell it another time. It happened to me in Victoria state.

Correlatively, freedom from sex life means liberation from this world. One is never completely free from the sex impression. SEX is not fundamentally BAAAAAAAAD, as some of us may have been inculcated since childhood under the Judeo-Christian system of ethics. In some countries the population reproduction rates are unsustainable. Is it because cheating sex is practice on a large scale or is it because people are just so harrassed by the struggle for existence that they want to forget about sex altogether? In Japan– a non Judeo-Christian society– the latter seems to be the case. The sexual revolution may only be a direct reaction to the Judeo-Christian system of repressive sexual ethics. Bhagavad-gita As It Is 3.33 also asks the question: “What can repression accomplish?” or in Sanskrit language “Nigrahah kim karishyati.” The answer will be “The tired, old and perhaps dying Judeo-Christian system of thought and ethics, it seems, has unwittingly produced a sexual revolution.” Powerful Material Nature– God or Krishna’s Nature indeed– has inbuilt and infallible systems of balance. These can not at all be altered even by the most powerful and similtaneously insignificant scientists.

It is debatable whether the Judeo-Christian ethics have not unwittingly produced such things as child molesting individuals (priests), whether they have not unwittingly produced pornography etc. One thing is clear. Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.11.19 advises: “It is better that prostitutes, (nowadays so-called more respectfully called sex workers) be available in the marketplace so that the sanctity of society can be maintained.” The chapter is called “Lord Krishna’s Entrance into Dvaraka.”:

varamukhyas ca sataso

yanais tad-darsanotsukah

lasat-kundala-nirbhata-

kapola-vadana-sriyah

WORD FOR WORD TRANSLATION

varamukhyah — well-known prostitutes; ca — and; satasah — hundreds of; yanaih — by vehicles; tat-darsana — for meeting Him (Lord Sri Krsna); utsukah — very much anxious; lasat — hanging; kundala — earrings; nirbhata — dazzling; kapola — forehead; vadana — face; sriyah — beauty.

TRANSLATION

At the same time, many hundreds of well-known prostitutes began to proceed on various vehicles. They were all very eager to meet the Lord, and their beautiful faces were decorated with dazzling earrings, which enhanced the beauty of their foreheads.

PURPORT

We may not hate even the prostitutes if they are devotees of the Lord. Even to date there are many prostitutes in great cities of India who are sincere devotees of the Lord. By tricks of chance one may be obliged to adopt a profession which is not very adorable in society, but that does not hamper one in executing devotional service to the Lord. Devotional service to the Lord is uncheckable in all circumstances. It is understood herewith that even in those days, about five thousand years ago, there were prostitutes in a city like Dvaraka, where Lord Krsna resided. This means that prostitutes are necessary citizens for the proper upkeep of society. The government opens wine shops, but this does not mean that the government encourages the drinking of wine. The idea is that there is a class of men who will drink at any cost, and it has been experienced that prohibition in great cities encouraged illicit smuggling of wine. Similarly, men who are not satisfied at home require such concessions as prostitution, and if there is no prostitute, then such low men will induce others into prostitution. It is better that prostitutes be available in the marketplace so that the sanctity of society can be maintained. It is better to maintain a class of prostitutes than to encourage prostitutes within society. The real reformation is to enlighten all people to become devotees of the Lord, and that will check all kinds of deteriorating factors of life.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 1.11.19

In fact, when properly used, understood and CONTROLLED, SEX is GOD, or Krishna. Krishna Himself confirms this fact in the Bhagavag-gita As It Is 7.11:

balam balavatam caham
kama-raga-vivarjitam
dharmaviruddho bhutesu
kamo ‘smi bharatarsabha

Word for word translation. (“SYNONYMS” is very wrong)
balam — strength; bala-vatam — of the strong; ca — and; aham — I am; kama — passion; raga — and attachment; vivarjitam — devoid of; dharma-aviruddhah — not against religious principles; bhutesu — in all beings; kamah — sex life; asmi — I am; bharata-rsabha — O lord of the Bharatas.

TRANSLATION

I am the strength of the strong, devoid of passion and desire. I am sex life which is not contrary to religious principles, O lord of the Bharatas [Arjuna].

PURPORT

The strong man’s strength should be applied to protect the weak, not for personal aggression. Similarly, sex life, according to religious principles (dharma), should be for the propagation of children, not otherwise. The responsibility of parents is then to make their offspring Krsna conscious.

Ref. VedaBase => Bg 7.12

When Lord Shiva was provoked by Parvati, he immediately surrendered and thus Kartikeya was born. And where is the loss?

“Lord Siva was deep in meditation, but when Parvati agitated him for sense pleasure, he agreed to the proposal, and as a result Kartikeya was born.” Ref. VedaBase => Bg 2.62

Sex is the reproduction function of the species. It is strictly forbidden to be alone with a woman in a confined space, other than one’s own wife. If my memory is correct, Srila Prabhupada set such an example even in the company of His own sister, of all women! But the sex urge can be controlled. There are many examples of this glorious self-control within ISKCON and the whole Vedic system aims at this goal. Again I shall not give any names. That would be distasteful! You can analyze for yourself. Lord Brahma is very functional in his creation indeed. All schools of thought, like the Mayavada school of Sankaracarya for example, all except the school of bhakti-yoga– which is very strong or is “super-strong”–demands strict and uncompromising abstinence from sex life. The bhakti school, however, allows sex life under strict disciplinary control and regulations i. e. in duly married life and for procreation and not otherwise.

Here lies indeed the superiority of the bhakti school in the sense that, in expert hands, practically everything can be engaged in the Lord’s divine service, including the genitals, as well as atomic intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM with MIRVs) in the case where a demoniac godless state(s) threatens a more God or Krishna inclined state or states or culture, a war against an “axis of evil” in U.S. President George W. Bush own parlance, so to say. Of course, war should only be used as a last resort, when diplomacy fails completely, as was the case for the Battle of Kurushetra, 5000 years ago in India. Let us get back to our original subject matter.

And if a Sannyasi maintains this positive, frank, honest and progressive attitude through thick and thin, certainly Lord Krishna will reward him with the desired goal of Parama Hamsa, the supreme swan among men. And should that particular sannyasi happen to read this article and recognize himself, then I shall very hastily throw myself in the dust of his holy lotus feet and pay my humble obeisances to him and compliment: “Maharaja, your kirtans are truly out of this world, meaning they are truly Vaikuntha kirtans. Thank you so very much for giving shelter in that way!”

Let us not forget that according to Srila Prabhupada in Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.6.20, purport: “Sex life in the renounced order of life is THE MOST PERVERTED FORM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE.” There are eight different varieties of sex life from the subtle mental form down to the gross material platfom:

“So it is the bona fide process for breaking free from all kinds of material attachments. When one has firmly resolved that his only business shall be to take the order of the guru as his life and soul and to give up all kinds of considerations for bodily comforts, and for any kind of material arrangement, then it is allowed that a person may take sannyasa. The sannyasi has to be very strict in following the principles of strict avoidance of any kind of entanglement with women. This entanglement with woman is described by Sridhara Svami to come in eight different varieties, beginning simply with remembering, then going on to speaking about any kind of relationship, and seeing a woman with lustful eyes, and meeting in a secluded place, and discussing and making arrangement for a relationship, and making firm resolution, and eventually having some kind of relationship of sex life. The sannyasi must be very strict to avoid any kind of association of this nature, because such association can very quickly cause falldown.

Ref. VedaBase => Sannyasa and Harinama Initiations – March 16, 1976, Mayapur

There is however another kind of pseudo-Vaishnava, who is called Kali Cela. Perhaps the term was coined by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur who served as Chief Magistrate of the High Court in Puri, Odisha, a post that included honorary jurisdiction over the ancient temple of Jagannatha and also an avid student of world religions.

“This behavior is indicative of real Vaisnavas. When they saw that Rupa and Sanatana were fortunate enough to receive the mercy of the Lord, they were so pleased that they all congratulated the two brothers. A jealous person in the dress of a Vaisnava is not at all happy to see the success of another Vaisnava in receiving the Lord’s mercy. Unfortunately, in this Age of Kali there are many mundane persons in the dress of Vaisnavas, and Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has described them as disciples of Kali. He says, kali-cela. He indicates that there is another Vaisnava, a pseudo-Vaisnava with tilaka on his nose and kanthi beads around his neck. Such a pseudo-Vaisnava associates with money and women and is jealous of successful Vaisnavas. Although passing for a Vaisnava, his only business is earning money in the dress of a Vaisnava. Bhaktivinoda Thakura, therefore, says that such a pseudo-Vaisnava is not a Vaisnava at all but a disciple of Kali-yuga. A disciple of Kali cannot become an Acarya by the decision of some high court. Mundane votes have no jurisdiction to elect a Vaisnava Acarya. A Vaisnava Acarya is self-effulgent, and there is no need for any court judgment. A false Acarya may try to override a Vaisnava by a high-court decision, but Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that he is nothing but a disciple of Kali-yuga.”

Ref. VedaBase => Madhya 1.220

Now let us go back to BGAII V2, 10.42 purport:

“There is a Mission that regularly propounds that worship of any demigod will lead one to the Supreme Personality of Godhead or the supreme goal. But here in the Tenth Chapter, that idea is thoroughly discouraged. To completely eradicate this wrong idea, in this chapter Lord Krsna informs us that even the greatest demigods like Brahma and Siva represent only part of the opulence of the Supreme Lord. He is the origin of everyone born, and no one is greater than Him. He is asamordhva, which means that no one is superior to Him and that no one is equal to Him. In the Padma Purana it is said that one who considers the Supreme Lord Krsna in the same category with demigods — be they even Brahma or Siva– becomes at once an atheist.”

Ref. VedaBase => Bg 10.42

I was going to aim at Jayadvaita for censoring the word “logicians” in BGAII OT 2.27, purport. BGAII OT 2.27, purport, reads: “According to logicians, one has to take his birth according to one’s activities of life.” But that would be rather unfair to Jayadvaita, as the original culprit-censor is Hayagriva himself and that is quite disappointing and a discredit to him. Jayadvaita rubber-stamped the censure only. It is just as bad. Had he been an honest person, he would have restored the original text containing the words “According to logicians.” The point is: Neither of them likes logicians because logicians will unmask their masterful, manipulative, underhand and global deception and cheating. They knew it in advance. And it is happening now. AFTER EXACTLY 50 YEARS OF DECEIT AND CHEATING OR HALF A CENTURY OF DECEIT AND CHEATING FROM 1972 TO 2022, IT IS HAPPENING NOW! DOES THAT MAKE 1) JAYADVAITA, for inventing and composing the non-parampara fraudulent text, 2) THE BBT or The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishing house for producing the fraudulent book AND 3) ISKCON or The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, for globally mass-distributing the fraudulent book, DOES IT MAKE THESE THREE ENTITIES THE WORLD’S CHEATING and DECEPTION CHAMPIONS? I AM CONFIDENT THEY WILL CERTAINLY GET THEIR MENTION IN THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS BOOK! The rot goes further indeed because other well placed Prabhupada key-words such as engineer (4.13), time serving mentality (7.16 p.), imaginative brain (7.15), transcendental performances (7.19p), “modes” in “modes of devotional service” (9.14), ” LAZY’ in BGAII 10.7, purport, subversive (6.10) and “industrialists” 10.36 have all been unceremoniously censored for no legitimate reason. The illegitimate reasons are mischief and rascaldom. This represents both treason to Srila Prabhupada and deception of the whole world and requires appropriate countermeasure. I have written to the Minister of Justice about this. Let us see what will ensue. But if appropriate action is not forthcoming, it will have to go to NON-ISKCON courts of law. Deceit of that magnitude calls for appropriate sanctions. I have further documented these editorial deceit matters in my article: https://krishnaculture.org/2021/11/27/bhagavad-gita-as-it-is-an-ongoing-comparative-analytical-study-of-srila-prabhupadas-original-transcript-bgaii-ot-and-both-the-1972macmillan-edition-bgaii-v-1-and-current-offici/

These 6 sentences give us the key to Jayadvaita’s real identity. Please let me explain. Out of four parties, Jayadvaita is the only one to capitalize the “Mission” for demigods. BGAII OT, 10.42 reads: ” There is a regular proponent of mission to advertise that one can worship any form of demigods and that will lead one to the Supreme Personality of Godhead or the Supreme Goal.” In BGAII V1, 10.42, Hayagriva Prabhu wittingly avoids the word “mission” altogether. And BGAII V3, 10.42 will have the word “mission” with a small “m” because it is found in BGAII OT. This cannot be avoided. Now, why do we capitalize? We capitalize to show respect. And we capitalize to show even more respect. So Jayadvaita here shows more respect to the demigods than to Vishnu, where he begrudges a capital “Who” when referring to Him, Vishnu. The last sentence of the six gives us the conclusion: “In the Padma Purana it is said that one who considers the Supreme Lord Krsna in the same category with demigods — be they even Brahma or Siva– becomes at once an atheist.” Jayadvaita does not put Vishnu and the demigods in the same class. He is far worse. Through his actions, he places the demigods even above Lord Vishnu. That means he is super-atheist and he may be stupid enough not to realize this fact himself about himself, I dont know, but in any case

JAYADVAITA IS A SUPER ATHEIST

JAYADVAITA IS A SUPER ATHEIST

JAYADVAITA IS A SUPPER ATHEIST

There is no other possible conclusion. Can anyone fail my logic?

That means also that ISKCON is misled and gives allegiance to a BGAII version edited by a super-atheist.

That means also that, if not careful, at least theoretically, the members of ISKCON are on their way of becoming super-atheists themselves by the magical power of powerful association. They are certainly heading in the wrong direction.

“May Lord Krishna kindly intervene to correct the tangential trajectory of ISKCON,” will be my only prayer.

OM TAT SAT

PS: There is one more funny and symptomatic thing going on. I am 100% sure that I have read somewhere the passage where Srila Prabhupada pronounces the following words: “We don’t blow on boils, we slash them with a knife.” The medical technical term is “lance” as in “lance the boil of corruption.” As far as I can remember Srila Prabhupada was in Hari Dvara or Hrishikesha and talking to a yogini Ashram leader. But I can not find or remember the source. It is not to be found in Vedabase either. Neither does Hari Sauri Prabhu, Srila Prabhupada’s gloriously longest-serving personal servant remember this occasion. Nor does His Grace Sruta Kirti Das. So where is that passage from? Dear reader, if you have the answer to this enigma, please inform us and you will become the recipient of ten virtual gulab jamun or perhaps more if required :):):)

There is no need to fear as today’s dental and medical techniques are mostly painless. I shall be at the dentist myself in exactly four hours and forty minutes. This is my fourth visit over the last couple of months and the final result will be excellent. There may be a little pain afterward because extractions, more than just repairs, are quite serious interventions in the normal functioning of the body. And it never ends. After a certain age, the body deconstructs itself slowly and progressively. This is natural. As a matter of yardstick, Srila Prabhupada says:

“Kaumaram means the age up to fifteen years. The age up to fifteen years, that is called kaumara. And after fif…, from sixteen years, so upwards, say up to forty years, one is youth. And then, after forty years, one becomes old. This is the process of this body”

Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 2.13 – March 11, 1966, New York

Kaumara means from five years to fifteen years. From sixteenth year, one becomes…, one’s youthfulness begins, say, up to forty years. Then middle age up to sixty years. Then after sixty years, one is old. This is the definition of different ages.

Ref. VedaBase => Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.6.1 – June 12, 1968, Montreal

One last piece of advice: Please keep Srila Prabhupada out of this controversy. His Divine Grace is totally transcendental. I do think though that we ought to use capital letters when referring to Him, the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON on the principles enunciated in the second last stanza # 7 of Sri Sri Gurvasataka:

saksad-dharitvena samasta-sastrair
uktas tatha bhavyata eva sadbhih
kintu prabhor yah priya eva tasya
vande guroh sri-caranaravindam

7) The spiritual master is to be honored as much as the Supreme Lord, because he is the most confidential servitor of the Lord. This is acknowledged in all revealed scriptures and followed by all authorities. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is a bona fide representative of Sri Hari [Krsna].

Ref. VedaBase => Sri Sri Gurv-astaka

I suppose this would have to apply to all ISKCON gurus irrespective of their Ashrams, except for Jayadvaita, whose future “whereabouts are unknown.”

This expression “whereabouts are unknown” or “gupta-bodha,” comes up only once in Vedabase, besides numerous Vyasapuja offerings. It is, as always, a very elegant phrase by Paramahamsa Srila Prabhupada and was consequently very much in vogue in the older days of ISKCON, as evidenced by these older Vysapuja offerings.

“They warn the kurari not to expect Krsna to hear her lamentation and show some mercy. In case the kurari might think that Krsna is sleeping with His queens, they deny this by saying that He is gupta-bodha: His whereabouts are unknown to them. He is out in the world somewhere this night, but they have no idea where to go looking for Him.”

Ref. VedaBase => SB 10.90.15

I have discovered it here: https://krishnaculture.org/2020/05/04/the-importance-of-chanting-16-rounds-minimum-of-hare-krishna-maha-mantra-daily-as-set-by-srila-prabhupada-the-founder-acarya-of-iskcon-and-founder-of-bbt-and-btg-which-will-take-about-2-hours/ in a Prabhupada conversation related by His Grace Nanda Kumara Prabhu.

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A PRAYER AND A PROMISE TO SRILA PRABHUPADA.

Dear Srila Prabhupada, when I study Your Original Transcript (OT) of Bhagavad-gita As It Is, I am discovering and appreciating Your different, multi-faceted personality more and more and I rejoice in your association more and more, even after 50 years of Guru-disciple association.

Here is the instance of BGAII OT 9.18, purport. You have spoken into your dictaphone: “Therefore without Krishna’s shelter, there is no existential platform.” This is the terminology and language a true philosopher, belonging to the best philosophical tradition, will use. You are not just a sentimental theologian. Every occupation has got its own specific, in-house language and this is what Arjuna alludes to in BGAII V3, 2.54 when he asks Krishna:” Arjuna inquired: O Keshava, what are the symptoms of one whose consciousness is thus fixed in transcendence? How does he speak, and what is his language? How does he remain still, and how does he walk?.” But Your unreliable and untrustworthy editors transformed it into kitchen language as follows:”….therefore without Krishna’s shelter nothing can exist.” Coming from You, I just know that only a true philosopher of the greatest classical tradition would write such a sentence. These things have been covered up by your so-called trusted editors. So now from the 5th day of November 2021 at 20 hours, GMT + 10 hours, I have irrefutable proof that You belong to that greatest and most illustrious philosophical tradition: chronologically, the most illustrious philosophical tradition of Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Lord Jesus Christ, Sankaracarya, Ramanujacarya, Madhvacarya, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Jiva Goswami (“the greatest philosopher of his time”), Arthur Schopenhauer, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre to name a few only.  Motivated by some vested interests in the bodily concept of life, or simply by ignorance, using the methodology of combined force and deceit, your mischievous editors have covered up your full and true identity, and many of us, your followers, have good, legitimate reasons to feel cheated by them and those who supported them for the last fifty years and still support them today and feel absolutely angry at all of them indeed. Combined together, they have cheated the world for the last fifty years and are still cheating the world today. There are here only two classes of people: innocent victims and guilty accomplices. There is no third alternative. For everyone’s interests, including the cheaters’ interests, this must be stopped ASAP.

What an immense satisfaction to have a master of such caliber as Yourself and when we shall restore and correct these unholy deviations in the official presentation of Your Bhagavad-gita As It Is, its success will increase exponentially and will achieve completion. There is no doubt about it, these innumerable rectifications will come to pass and I promise this to you, Srila Prabhupada. This is a solemn promise. The complete metamorphosis may take a little time, but it will happen because that is the virtuous way. It is already happening now. The initial start has already begun. Like all boats, we shall depend on wind conditions. On the battlefield of Kuruksetra, such seemingly great and respectable personalities like Bhisma, Dronacarya, and Karna had to be defeated and die in battle, because of their one failure in the domain of virtue: they did not rescue the chaste and devoted wife of the Pandavas, Draupadi, in her time of need in the assembly of non-gentlemen. In your 730416SB.LA, you call this “asat-sabahya” the unholy assembly: “asat-sabhayah, in the assembly of asat… Asat means those who are not gentle, not gentlemen. In the sabha, in the assembly, there was Dhrtarastra, there was Bhismadeva, Dronacarya, all elderly persons,” Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.24 – April 16, 1973, Los Angeles.

In Your Bhagavad-gita As It Is, official version, 16.7, word for word section, the corruption of Jayadvaita goes as far as to subtly and indirectly equate virtuous action with criminal action and vice versa and lead everyone else in that direction, down the wrong path. That single action in Your and Krishna’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is surely makes Jayadvaita a criminal himself! Jayadvaita is a morally bankrupt individual. No doubt his presentation of Bhagavad-gita As It Is is apa-sampradaya! No doubt he is an agent of Kali-yuga! To use a typical Srila Prabhupada expression: If I were to place squarely my heavy-duty work boot in his crazy face for Krishna, it will be the most virtuous action.

In Your greatness and kindness, You have been so very tolerant with some of your disciples’ literary and philosophical clumsiness and perhaps also their mischievousness. But this will now progressively come to an end and Your true glories will be revealed to the entire world to their fullest extent. Your Governing Body Commission is supposed to have the final say in all these matters. As everyone understands, my own mind is made up.

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Our contention is that the English language BHAGAVAD-GITA AS IT IS (BGAII) version, officially endorsed by The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, (ISKCON), and published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) is a mere travesty, a false imitation, and a pale reflection, (may be 33%) of the authors’, Lord Krishna and His empowered representative Srila Prabhupada, original intentions due to the editors’ (Jayadvaita and the late Hayagriva) nefarious interventions. In one single word, it is to be considered apa-sampradaya, which means “outside of the sampradaya.” And what to speak of all other various languages, international editions, derived from the English version! It is a dangerous situation, because it is a fraudulent market product. Please put your counter-arguments. Your objections are invited.

Strictly speaking, this is a dishonest version of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is. Its purpose is to cloud and confuse. It is the abracadabra version. It is the waste of time version. The previous version, also called the 1972 Macmillan version, may not be perfect but it is a more honest version and is the best we have at the moment. We hope that version three will be available soon. It can be seen here as it is created: https://krishnaculture.org/bhagavad-gita-as-it-is-version-3/

The four screenshots below of BGAII OT 5.29, BGAII OT 9.11 ( X2 ), and BGAIIOT 11.1 give us first of all an idea of the sorry general state of the Original Transcript (OT). 20/20 for the respect shown to Srila Prabhupada, the world teacher, by those who handle and are in charge of the Original Transcript !!! These are some of these great American minds!

It is available here to everyone: https://bookchanges.com/bhagavad-gita-as-it-is-manuscript/. It is not an easy document to handle! In their outright disrespectful and over-self-confident attitude, the editors did not feel any compunction whatsoever to scribble all over it. We also note that the editors do not even have a basic understanding of the transcendental philosophy of Krishna consciousness. In particular, they do not seem to understand that the transcendental Lord Krishna is not at all different from His Holy Name, or in other words that the transcendental Lord Krishna is one with His Holy Name, otherwise, why would they have dared to cross out the word KRISHNA with such alacrity and on so many occasions, as we can clearly see on the screenshots? In the Siksastaka by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself, the channa Supreme Personality of Godhead, stanza two, it is clearly confirmed that the Lord has invested all His transcendental energies into His transcendental names as follows:

namnam akari bahudha nija-sarva-saktis
tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah
etadrsi tava krpa bhagavan mamapi
durdaivam idrsam ihajani nanuragah

“O My Lord, Your holy name alone can render all benedictions to living beings, and thus You have hundreds and millions of names, like Krsna and Govinda. In these transcendental names You have invested all Your transcendental energies, and there are no hard and fast rules for chanting these holy names. O My Lord, You have so kindly made it easy to approach You by Your holy names, but I am so unfortunate that I have no attraction for them.”

And if you wonder where the office fish comes in, that’s a small joke to counter a very big, sorry, and sad joke.

This is how editors and others treat the Original Transcript. BGAIIOT 11.1.What can be done with such a document??? The situation seems hopeless. 20 / 20 for respect shown to Srila Prabhupada, the teacher of the world.(sacarstic mode)
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It’s official. After years of consideration, under Krishna inspiration, in my heart, the verdict has fallen. Literarily speaking—and in all other ways indeed—Srila Prabhupada, as the World Teacher or World Spiritual Master or Jagat Guru, ought to be given as much honor as the Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna. For all practical purposes, Srila Prabhupada is on the level of Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Prophet Muhammad. He has one advantage though: for westerners Krishna consciousness is new, just out the box. And Krishna consciousness appeals to the brain. It is a rational and scientific system of self-realization. No fanaticism or sentimentalism here. Please read and study Srila Prabhupada’s books!!! They are as good as any doctorate level books. And simultaneously the simple hearted is not excluded.

“Therefore, both the yogas are interdependent, as religion and philosophy. Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation.”

Ref. VedaBase => Bg 3.3

Sri Sri Gurvastaka

Text Seven


saksad-dharitvena samasta-sastrair
uktas tatha bhavyata eva sadbhih
kintu prabhor yah priya eva tasya
vande guroh sri-caranaravindam


Word for word translation


saksat — directly; hari-tvena — with the quality of Hari; samasta- all; sastraih — by scriptures; uktah — acknowledged; tatha — thus bhavyate — is considered; eva — also; sadbhih — by great saintly persons; kintu — however; prabhoh — to the Lord; yah — who; priyah — dear; eva — certainly; tasya — of him (the guru); vande — I offer obeisances; guroh — of my spiritual master; sri — auspicious; carana-aravindam — unto the lotus feet.

Translation

The spiritual master is to be honored as much as the Supreme Lord, because he is the most confidential servitor of the Lord. This is acknowledged in all revealed scriptures and followed by all authorities. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is a bona fide representative of Sri Hari [Krsna].

Ref. VedaBase => SVA 1: Sri Sri Gurv-astaka (samsara-davanala-lidha-loka)

This means pronouns referring to Srila Prabhupada ought to be capitalized as is being done for Krishna Himself. Example: “Srila Prabhupada Himself…” or “Srila Prabhupada Who….”

Anyone who claims to be a follower of Srila Prabhupada and who does not accept and practice this transcendental etiquette is to be understood not having departed from the elementary stage number one of chanting the Holy Names of the Lord i. e. the offensive stage of chanting the Holy Names of the Lord. There are three stages of chanting the Holy Names of the Lord, namely the offensive stage, the clearing stage, sometimes called the reflective stage as in the following quote, and the pure stage. Someone who does not accept and practice this transcendental etiquette is to be considered to be stuck on the elementary stage of chanting the Holy Names of the Lord, the offensive stage. Please move on!

There is another bona fide disciple of Srila Prabhupada who claims this title “Jagat-Guru.” This title is not to be claimed casually. It brings heavy world responsibility. I am not implying that this is done in his case. I do not know enough about his activities. The American politician Ms. Tulsi Gabbard has become grand disciple of Srila Prabhupada through him and simultaneously my God niece so to say in our transcendental Vaishnava world family. My respectful greetings to you Mother Gabbard!

“Lord Sri Caitanya, therefore, made it easier for the prospective devotee of the present age in the following specific manner. Ultimately there is no difference in the result. The first and foremost point is that one must understand the prime importance of bhakti-yoga. The living beings in different species of life are undergoing different terms of encagement according to their fruitive actions and reactions. But in the execution of different activities, one who secures some resources in bhakti-yoga can understand the importance of service to the Lord through the causeless mercy of the Lord, as well as that of the spiritual master. A sincere soul is helped by the Lord through meeting a bona fide spiritual master, the representative of the Lord. By the instruction of such a spiritual master, one gets the seed of bhakti-yoga. Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu recommends that the devotee sow the seed of bhakti-yoga in his heart and nurture it by the watering of hearing and chanting the holy name, fame, etc., of the Lord. The simple process of offenselessly chanting and hearing the holy name of the Lord will promote one very soon to the stage of emancipation. There are three stages in chanting the holy name of the Lord. The first stage is the offensive chanting of the holy name, and the second is the reflective stage of chanting the holy name. The third stage is the offenseless chanting of the holy name of the Lord. In the second stage only, the stage of reflection, between the offensive and offenseless stages, one automatically attains the stage of emancipation. And in the offenseless stage, one actually enters into the kingdom of God, although physically he may apparently be within the material world. To attain the offenseless stage, one must be on guard in the following manner.
When we speak of hearing and chanting, it means that not only should one chant and hear the holy name of the Lord as Rama Krsna (or systematically as the sixteen names Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare), but one should also read and hear the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam in the association of devotees. This primary practice of bhakti-yoga will cause the seed already sowed in the heart to sprout, and by a regular watering process, as mentioned above, the bhakti-yoga creeper will begin to grow. By systematic nurturing, the creeper will grow to such an extent that it will penetrate the coverings of the universe, as we have heard in the previous verses, reach the effulgent sky, the brahma-jyoti, and go farther and farther and reach the spiritual sky, where there are innumerable spiritual planets called Vaikunthalokas. Above all of them is Krsnaloka, or Goloka Vrndavana, wherein the growing creeper enters and takes repose at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krsna, the original Personality of Godhead. When one reaches the lotus feet of Lord Krsna at Goloka Vrndavana, the watering process of hearing and reading, as also chanting of the holy name in the pure devotional stage, fructifies, and the fruits grown there in the form of love of God are tangibly tasted by the devotee, even though he is here in this material world. The ripe fruits of love of God are relished only by the devotees constantly engaged in the watering process as described above. But the working devotee must always be mindful so that the creeper which has so grown will not be cut off. Therefore he should be mindful of the following considerations:
(1) Offense by one at the feet of a pure devotee may be likened to the mad elephant who devastates a very good garden if it enters.
(2) One must be very careful to guard himself against such offenses at the feet of pure devotees, just as one protects a creeper by all-around fencing.
(3) It so happens that by the watering process some weeds are also grown, and unless such weeds are uprooted, the nurturing of the main creeper, or the creeper of bhakti-yoga, may be hampered.
(4) Actually these weeds are material enjoyment, merging of the self in the Absolute without separate individuality, and many other desires in the field of religion, economic development, sense enjoyment and emancipation.
(5) There are many other weeds, like disobedience to the tenets of the revered scriptures, unnecessary engagements, killing animals, and hankering after material gain, prestige and adoration.
(6) If sufficient care is not taken, then the watering process may only help to breed the weeds, stunting the healthy growth of the main creeper and resulting in no fructification of the ultimate requirement: love of God.
(7) The devotee must therefore be very careful to uproot the different weeds in the very beginning. Only then will the healthy growth of the main creeper not be stunted.
(8) And by so doing, the devotee is able to relish the fruit of love of God and thus live practically with Lord Krsna, even in this life, and be able to see the Lord in every step.
The highest perfection of life is to enjoy life constantly in the association of the Lord, and one who can relish this does not aspire after any temporary enjoyment of the material world via other media.”
SB 2.2.31

Ref. VedaBase => SB 2.2.31

original singer Ms Q Lazarrus here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKFaGDrOfrI

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Goodbye Horses

Q Lazzarus

He told me, “I see you rise”
But, it always falls
I see you come, I see you go
He says, “All things pass into the night”
And I say, “Oh no sir I must say you’re wrong
I must disagree, oh no sir, I must say you’re wrong”
Won’t you listen to me?

He told me, I’ve seen it all before
I’ve been there, I’ve seen my hopes and dreams
Lying on the ground
I’ve seen the sky just beginning to fall
He says, “All things pass into the night”
And I say, “Oh no sir, I must say you’re wrong
I must disagree, oh no sir, I must say you’re wrong”
Won’t you listen to me?

Goodbye horses I’m flying over you
Goodbye horses I’m flying over you
Goodbye horses I’m flying over you
Goodbye horses I’m flying, flying, flying, flying over you Source: LyricFind Songwriters: William Garvey Goodbye Horses lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

I have been attracted to his song for many years now and just today and after further investigation, I learned that in the mind of its composer William Garvey it is meant to be related to the Bhagavad-gita As It Is. It is a nice song with good rhythm and some challenging lyrics. “According to its writer, “the song is about transcendence over those who see the world as only earthly and finite. The horses represent the five senses discussed in the Bhagavad Gita and the ability to lift one’s perception above these physical limitations and to see beyond this limited Earthly perspective.”[1] (Wikipedia)Somehow these notions are hidden there in the song, imperceptibly encrusted in the sound vibrations. It’s a very subtle transmission of energy and one has to have the appropriate receptor functions.

Q Lazzarus (born December 12, 1960)[citation needed] is an African American female bus driver and retired singer known for her 1988 song “Goodbye Horses“. She is noted for her mysterious profile as little is known about the singer’s identity or private life.[1] Q Lazzarus has a deep, husky, contralto voice.(Wikipedia)

Well-organized and structured music is such a fabulous and universal means of expression, communication, and communion. Let us, therefore, have melodious Hare Krishna kirtans with drums and cymbals and lots of dancing of course. Among the very best non-Hare Krishna singers, I would see ABBA, with the Scandinavian Goddess Agnetha Faltskog, born 1950, the divine-voiced Celine Dion, and indeed the Beatles because of George Harisson. But then again George IS a Hare Krishna, with tremendous worldwide Hare Krishna preaching achievements. This last view is emanating from Srila Prabhupada Himself. In 1966 or so, Srila Prabhupada went chanting solo in Tomkins Square Park, Lower Eastside, New York:

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

“At that time, I was sponsored by a friend’s son, Gopala Agarwal, who is settled up in this country by marrying an American girl, Sally. I was their guest, and I feel very much obliged to Gopala and his wife Sally for their nice treatment and reception. I was with them for three weeks in Butler, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and then I came to New York. I was getting some money by selling my Srimad-Bhagavatam, thus I was maintaining myself in New York. After some time, I rented one apartment at number 100 71st Street West, but after a few months, all my things — typewriter, tape recorder, books — were stolen. Then for some time one of my students gave me shelter at Bowery Street.
I then rented one store-front and an apartment at 26 Second Avenue for $200 per month, but without any source of income. I started my classes and sometimes, on Sundays, I used to chant Hare Krishna Mantra in Tomkins Square Park from three to 5 P.M. During this time, all the young boys and girls used to gather around me, sometimes poet Ginsberg would come to see me, and sometimes a reporter from the New York Times came to see me. In this way, the Hare Krishna Mantra chanting became very popular on the Lower East Side.”

Ref. VedaBase => Letter to: Hanuman Prasad Poddar — Los Angeles 5 February, 1970

I thought to myself well let me follow in my Guru’s Maharaja’s footsteps. If He can do it in the heavy New York atmosphere, why shouldn’t I be able to do it in the pleasant and relaxed Noosa Hastings st., where one is always close to the three great Australian Ss: Sun, Surf and Sand. Just see how kind they both are to me, Sri Krishna and Srila Prabhupada. They make it soooooo easy for me. One would have to be a great fool, pretender or coward to decline this wonderful offer and opportunity. And I did it, yesterday afternoon / evening Sunday 16th of Jan 2022. The results and the public’s reaction are just so touching. I am going to have to make this a regular religious function. Because that’s what it is. This is a religious function and everyone who participates even in the least, even by just moving a single finger under the influence of the kirtan’s rhythm, will get a benefit because Lord Caitanya is just soo merciful. “Ok people, you don’t want to come to the temple, well then we shall gladly come to you. But pious you will become.” Tricked into devotion to God, Krishna in the most enjoyable way. After all, religion is a very, very dirty word. So please tell me where else will you find such a wonderful and liberal process or religion? You cannot find? So please be smart and take to Krishna consciousness.

“This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct perception of the self by realization, it is the perfection of religion. It is everlasting and is joyfull performed.” Bhagavad-gita As It Is, V 3, 9.2.  

And who would want to be any of these, fools, pretenders or cowards? Even our respectable and respected Prime Minister The Honourable Scott Morrison made recently a remark about internet cowards. The lack of control and anonymity on line greatly encourages such behaviour. I have heard that China controls access to internet much tighter. Perhaps every user is a registered user. I wonder if this is not the solution to our internet problems of scams, impersonation, phishing etc, which have indeed ruined many lives and also caused many suicides. The governments of the world do have a duty of care and protection in this regard. We have found that some banks such as BNPParibas, (BNP Paribas S.A. is a French international banking group. It is the largest bank in Europe and the seventh largest bank in the world by total assets. Wikipedia) deserves to be named and shamed for their absolutely callous attitude toward people who have been victimized by crooks utilizing BNPParibas fake letter head, BNP fakedeposit /tranfer forms and fake BNP emails. They will totally and absolutely ignore you, thus becoming an accomplice of the crooks. The crooks must be just so delighted to have an ally such as BNPParibas of France. On the other hand we find that ANZ Bank of Australia is a first class bank, catching very quickly the crooks and returning the money to its rightful owner within days. Thank you very much ANZ Bank! A job very well done and an examplary leader in the fight against banking fraud. This is the difference between France and Australia, even though the French president, Mr Macron has got the audacity to point his finger at Australia over the submarine affair. Sorry Mr Macron, with all your atomic weapons, we just don’t take you seriously and as face slapping is really in vogue, political opportunism will be defeated. Let us watch the next French election. If the French government is any good at all, it should legislate and enforce sanctions against the immoral behaviour of such financial corporate giants as BNPParibas, which through their inactivity are in tacit collusions with financial crooks and defrauders.

Thank you for reading.

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IT’S OFFICIAL! THEY WON! THEY WON! PEOPLE, THEY WON THE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL!

Vrindavan, domes of the ISKCON Krishna-Balaram Mandir, taken from the top of the guest house, one evening.

A: But what are you talking about, mate? Are you drunk or something? Too much Kay Beer for you, is it? First of all, there are no Olympic Games just now. So what are you talking about?——-BTW, my dear readers, Kay Beer is the latest name in the beer market game. (There is also GOAT BEER, as I have noticed on 14/01/2022, while on BDS. And one may ask: “Is this for goats only, or some other animal(s) as well?”) Kay Beer is superb beer!!! It’s so superb it gives you satisfaction just by looking at it. So you have to pay the supplier by the number of timed glances. But you still have to pay, yes, of course. In the world of traders or Vaisyas, nothing comes free. As opposed to the Brahmin class who will distribute their most valuable and hopefully valued knowledge very liberally and free of charge. In their learned humility, meaning humility generated by true knowledge in the mode of goodness as per BGAII 18.20, they may beg and accept some little contribution for their own maintenance. The new version three of Bhagavad-gita As It Is 18.20 reads as follows: “The knowledge of one who sees in very living entity one undivided spiritual nature is to be understood as being in the mode of goodness, even though the living entities themselves appear to be divided into innumerable forms.”  In the old days, the kings or Ksatriyas or government men, would also maintain them, because they are so absorbed in self-realization and study of Shastra or scriptures and preaching that they have practically no time to earn a living. But nowadays practically almost everyone and everything is (thankfully ?) maintained by the government, especially in COVID times. So where is the difference?

By using this new Kay Meditation Beer or KMB at the same time and to some major extend we luckily don’t break the Hare Krishna principle of “NO INTOXICATION!” That’s a win-win situation. And a fantastic color too, real gold color. And there is a silver variety too. No bronze variety yet, though. Yes, another name for it is MEDITATION BEER”, “Kay Meditation Beer”. To practice meditation is the in-thing to do. Everyone practices meditation these days, even the beer drinkers. You wonder where the name comes from? Well, just have a guess.

B: Does not matter. They won the Gold Medal!

A: What gold medal anyway?

B: Its a double whammy Gold Medal.

A: Really? Sounds really intriguing. You got my attention now. So please go on.

B: Well, let me tell you then. The main and front side of the medal is DISCOURTESY, in HUUUUUUUGE block letters, building height block letters. And, naturally, this is accompanied by another hit quality, —I should really call it another HYP- HYP -HYP- quality, which is HYPOCRISY. No mate, I am not drunk, despite my HYP-HYP-HYP-ccuping. I have an unfortunate medical condition. Ya, mate HYPOCRISY! Can you believe it? So the front side of the gold medal is DISCOURTESY and the backside of the gold medal is HYPOCRISY. Good news no??? And what a race it was! All the favorites such as HONESTY, FAIRNESS, KINDNESS, etc made some silly mistakes and got disqualified during the race. And it’s a really funny coincidence, cause the Hare Krishnas always say this Kali Yuga, the current age lasting another 427 000 years, is the age of Hypocrisy. These outlandish Hare Krishnas with their saffron robes and their street singing God knows what and all, might have at least one thing right.

A: And who is the winner?

B: I’ll tell you later. One thing I can tell you straight away is that we Anglo-Saxons are extremely weak in this game. We came last. I have never seen such a rout before. All the big Anglo-Saxon nations came last. Especially the great British, absolute last in DISCOURTESY. It is lamentable, really lamentable. I am rolling on the floor crying. But hopefully, Lord Jesus Christ’s saying will apply in this case: The last will be the first and the first will be the last. That is our only hope now, really, mate. Last-minute news from the games: The Japanese also performed very, very badly in discourtesy, as bad as the Anglo-Saxons. Who did worse of the two is a matter of perspective, I suppose.

A: So now give us the name of the successful competitor.

B: Absolutely not. I shall not. Cause this is a quiz. If out of 196 nations or so–minus the hints– you name the correct champion winning nation for DISCOURTESY, you shall win a free Bhagavad-gita As It Is worth much more than its weight in GOLD. So, my dear readers, we are waiting for your winning replies. Thank you very much for your participation and please don’t forget to always chant:

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

and in due course you will come to a transcendental stage, free from all kinds of lamentations, fears, anxieties, and sleepness nights as per Bhagavad-gita As It Is formulas. There are a few additional rules which apply such as no illicit sex, no gambling, no meat, fish, or egg-eating, and no intoxication. According to Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 7.16, generally speaking, four types of people become attracted to to the Absolute Truth:”O best among the Bharatas, four kinds of pious men begin their devotional service unto Me, the distressed, those in need of money, the inquisitive or those searching after the knowledge of the Absolute.””….those in need of money…” that’s all of us. So why not come or go and see Krishna about money? He is the ultimate and absolute maintainer. You only have to regulate and / or sever your ties with Centrelink according to Centrelink rules and regulations. Play fair in any case. The Australian Government is generous and fair. So play fair in return. You will come to understand that YOU ARE NOT THIS BODY but THAT YOU ARE GODLY SPIRIT SOULS, parts and parcels of the Supreme Soul, Krishna. Just like the drop of ocean water is part and parcel of the ocean at Noosa Beach in Queensland, Australia and at any other beach in the world as well. In the Sanskrit language, this is expressed as “AHAM BRAHMASMI” or “I am spirit soul, part and parcel of God, Krishna.” And you may chant any of these two mantras either in Sanskrit or in English as much as you like, along with the Maha or Super Mantra Hare Krishna. Language is not the important thing here. The message contained therein is. Thank you again.

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Quickly, three successive Australian shop-check-out Sankirtan Book Distribution experiences on January 10, 2022.

Srila Prabhupada’s 5 volumes, 6854 letters, what an astounding number! The letters are currently NOT available in print. They are available on Vedabase though. Srila Prabhupada’s letters are a tremendous source of Krishna conscious inspiration and are often neglected or / and overlooked. Many ISKCON managers need to note that Srila Prabhupada generally never failed to answer all letters formally. A Prabhupada representative ought to follow in Srila Prabhupada’s footsteps as much as possible. Such a position is not to be taken offhandedly or lightly. It is an important position and as we go forward the pressure will increase.
One of the first principles of good management is that one takes full advantage of one’s assets, which presupposes that one keeps a periodical and exact asset inventory. I get the impression that BBT Sydney is doing this quite nicely under the expert management of His Grace Dandakaranya Prabhu.

FIRST INSTANCE. According to Lord Caitanya’s perfect Sankirtan principle ” TO WHOMEVER YOU MEET,” I first offered “The Reservoir of Pleasure” to Molly. The name is important here, as we shall see. Her reply just astounded me: “Has this got to do with the Upanishads, because I just read about the Upanishads?” I replied: “Congratulations Molly, you couldn’t be closer, you just hit the nail on its head. In fact, I carry with me the Gitopanishad, the best of all Upanishads.” She thought and expressed that I was God-sent and of course, I am so, as is any other ISKCON Book Distribution Sankirtan person. I showed her BGAII V1, pocket edition, which she liked very much because “I like small books.” She decided to purchase on the spot, indeed, even though in her position of check-out-cashier, she is not allowed to carry personal money. She went to get some. Then I joked “Holy Molly!” and asked her what the meaning and background of this expression is, assuming that because of her name, people would joke with her quite a bit on the subject. She did not know and people don’t joke with her quite a bit about her name. But she did warm-up and we had quickly a genuine Sankirtan relationship. What a pleasant exchange it was! A holy Sankirtan soul to soul communication and communion, which may be easier with mothers than men. Naturally, mother’s affection is sweeter for the son and vice versa. The point here is that this young lady Molly is actually holy because of her transcendental inquisitiveness and because of her decision to acquire Bhagavad-gita As It Is on the very first occasion. I also informed her about the ISKCON BGAII controversy and that BGAII V2 is more or less a rogue edition, as are many of the 600 other editions. I still ignore the intended meaning of the expression “Holy Molly” and its origin. Although very excellent in its purposes, Wikipedia does not give any information and my I-dictionary refers me to a certain Ms. Olga Seryabkina, a Russian singer, songwriter, and dancer born in 1985. We must realize the importance of a name. Without a name, we are lost. Just try to find a foreign-land-town without knowing its name. It’s quasi impossible. We should also consider ourselves most fortunate because we receive the Holy Names from the parampara system. That means it is an authorized procedure and we don’t have and should not change things, as Westerners like to do. Therefore let us chant

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

All glories to Molly’s Krishna service!

SECOND INSTANCE. I passed the same second check out twice because I had forgotten to purchase a very much-needed item. The first time the check-out (young) lady helped me to locate the forgotten item from her company computer and I remarked that she did not wear a mask, which is currently more or less mandatory because of the new upsurge of the virus. She replied that she had a medical exemption because of her condition, which provoked my curiosity. The second time when I approached her, naturally I asked: ” So how is your health?” She revealed to me then that just a few days ago she had fainted at the very same work spot for wearing a mask, losing all consciousness for 20 minutes. “I can not remember anything whatsoever.” I found that very interesting because previously one person remarked that this mask principle is also a medical hazard in itself because it forces us to inhale vitiated air. When you breathe vehicle exhaust air you die. It is a method of suicide. One may also say it’s a bit like eating stool and that’s hog’s business. No human will eat stool, except for some medical men who for scientific purposes may have to taste stool, as Srila Prabhupada explains. Or perhaps this last info is a little out of date. Stool is body waste and one wants to get rid of it as hygienically and quickly as possible. Her loss of consciousness— some kind of epilepsy—also reminded me immediately of Lord Caitanya’s transcendental fits of epilepsy. In our Krishna cultural tradition, some very advanced souls will sometimes display such symptoms of epilepsy and I sincerely hope that this lady will become such an advanced soul soon. In the meantime, I showed her “The Reservoir of Pleasure” and the guy behind me, a small demon, started becoming envious and agitated. He clearly resented the fact that I was presenting Krishna consciousness and infringing on his so-called important time. At this point, I may quote Srila Prabhupada to establish and justify my own bona fide position:

“Dallas, 30 July, 1975

75-07-30

Srimatis Jagaddhatri, Pasupati,

Sailogata, & Pamela Devi Dasis

My Dear Daughters:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated July 29, 1975 and have noted the contents. Regarding the problem of how to be aggressive on Sankirtana and submissive in the temple, my request to you is that you should go on being aggressive on Sankirtana. I myself was aggressive in coming to your country. No one invited me. Even you boys and girls did not invite me. But, I came and I preached aggressively, and therefore you are now my disciples. So now you well know you have to approach the men and women of your country, and it may appear that superficially that you have to disturb them. They are doing their business peacefully, and you come and disturb them, “Please take this Krishna book.”

Of course it is good that you are concerned about being chaste, shy, and submissive amongst your god brothers. Canakya Pandit said that every man should see all other women as mother, and similarly a woman should see all men as son. So what is your difficulty? If you are completely aggressive on Sankirtana, there should be no material aggressiveness and pride remaining. You have to distinguish between devotees and non-devotees.

Aggression for the cause of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is pure. If you become completely absorbed in such aggression to spread Sankirtana Movement, there will be no question of wanting to lord it over in the temple. Preaching purifies us of these material tendencies for sense gratification. It is simply a matter of time that you will see this. Do not worry. Krishna will help you.

I hope this meets you in good health.

Your ever well wisher,

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami”

Subsequently, the demon came forward and interrupted and also insulted the check-out lady. I had to defend her, for which she thanked me. I gave her a complimentary copy of “Reservoir of Pleasure” and left the scene. In such situations, one must know precisely one’s legal rights and one’s no-nos and act accordingly. Expert legal advice may be required, as there are many considerations here.

THIRD INSTANCE. This was at one of these dozen automated check-outs with one single supervisor. The supervisor seemed Indian to me. I was wrong. She was a Bangladeshi Muslim and there was little point in offering her a “Krishna book.” Somehow I was short of five cents cash and I asked her to contribute, to which she agreed immediately by operating the required electronics. So this lady helped the shop to contribute 5 cents toward Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtan Movement, which she would have never done otherwise because of her religion. She did it in the course of her occupation instead. It is infinitesimal, but she will be benefited accordingly. So will the shop. There is no doubt about it because BGAII 2.40 assures us: “In this endeavor, there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement in this path can protect one from a very dangerous type of fear.”

As far as Krishna related beauty is concerned, as per Bhagavad-gita As It Is 10.41, it can be found here but is not exclusively to be found here, as it can be found in billions of other places as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJcnuZB4Xt4

And the accompanying movie shows just a tiny part of Lord Krishna’s universal form. This applies especially to the historical part. We note the unusual first opening (war?) cry and its echo. Sound vibration affects the deepest levels of our existence and being. There is only therapeutic or harmful sound. Hare Krishna Maha Mantra is the most therapeutic sound vibration of all! Therefore please let us practice the most efficient sound therapy and chant the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

It is the prerogative of the true brahmin to manipulate sound vibration to direct people’s attention away from the all-pervasive absorption in matter and toward Supreme Spirit i.e. the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna, Srila Prabhupada being the perfect example of how to use this phenomenal art in Krishna’s transcendental service. Even for an old man with weakened thighs to get up from a squatting position without extraneous help, to emit some sound vibration will greatly assist. That is a very simple example and there are many others.

All glories to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the channa Supreme Personality of Godhead!

All glories to His Worldwide Sankirtan Movement!

And all glories to its supreme commander, HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada!

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OFFENSIVE??? WHO IS OFFENSIVE???

Now I hear that I am being accused of being offensive.

That is quite a hypocritical statement coming from the opposing party, who have committed and are still committing innumerable and countless offenses at the lotus feet of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the greatest philosopher and religious reformer of modern times. And that’s where it matters most. The rest is truly small change only. Of course, those who have a ME-centered consciousness may not accept what I am saying. There is even a ME-centered email system, I have noticed. That is their mistake indeed. But those in the opposite corner, who have a Prabhupada centered consciousness will understand and accept. In many respects, Srila Prabhupada is not different from or is ONE with GOD, Krishna. So it is a matter of Krishna consciousness, nothing more, nothing less. It is a matter of Krishna consciousness!

Bhagavad-gita As It Is NOT by the atheist Jayadvaita.

Just to support in any way, –in particular to produce and mass-distribute– the fake and fraudulent Bhagavad-gita As It Is NOT by the atheist Jayadvaita is a colossal and unforgivable offense and betrayal at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness), Founder of the BBT, (the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust), Founder of BTG in the 1940ties, (Back To Godhead Magazine) and author of countless top quality volumes on self-realization, the essential function of this human form of life. And this is so because Bhagavad-gita As It Is NOT by the atheist Jayadavaita is a colossal and massive offense, insult to and betrayal of Srila Prabhupada, and consequently a fake and fraudulent market product. In all honesty, it cannot be called Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Here lies the fraud! It must be called Bhagavad-gita As It Is NOT by the atheist Jayadvaita instead. Yes, here lies the fraud. And there are three culpable parties that are still perpetuating to this day this worldwide, global fraud: Number one is the editor and atheist Jayadavaita, number two is the publishing house called The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) and number three is the mass-distributor, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKCON.

And as I have already explained once, my position is to be Srila Prabhupada’s, my Divine Master’s, dog and defend Him ferociously and to the best of my ability from the attack of a pack of innumerable, mostly smaller dogs. –We seem to be all dogs in this family, are we not?– It is not that strength always wins against numbers. The strong should not be under such an illusion. Sometimes youtube.com suggests that a great number of African wild dogs will prevail over one single lion or lioness. Against a pride of lions, however, no one but the highly unfair and misled gun and bullet hunter will stand a chance. In India, real and genuine princes used to face tigers with a sword only to practice the killing art required to be a king. The dead tiger would be given a royal procession. The king has to punish outlaws, therefore he has to practice killing. In Saudi Arabia, willful murderers are publicly executed and some of the paraphernalia required, like a hose to clean up, is in permanent public readiness. Here again, the source is youtube.com. Thank you youtube.com!

“Therefore ksatriyas are allowed to go in the forest and kill some animal. Because he has to practice. So what kind of animal? Not the cows or simple animal. He must kill one tiger, one lion, one jungle boar. Ferocious, very ferocious animal. That was the ksatriya’s business. Not that a rabbit [laughter] or innocent bird, sports. This kind of sporting was not allowed. If you want to kill, you must kill one rhinoceros. Then one can understand that you have power of killing. That ksatriya used to do. Even, say, twenty-five years ago, Maharaja Jaipur, he used to go into the forest every year, and he would fight with a tiger, simply with a sword. Simply with a sword. He would fight with a tiger in the jungle, and he was so expert, he would kill. And then the tiger would be brought in procession, in royal procession. Because the king used to say, “This tiger is the king of forest, or the lion is the king of the forest. I am also king. So after his death, there must be a royal reception.” So this was…, the function was going on.” Ref. VedaBase => Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.46 – May 8, 1973, Los Angeles

I have only two weapons. The first weapon is barking loud and clear, if and when the circumstances require. The second weapon is biting indeed. It is probably worth at this point to remind everyone that just recently, on Christmas eve 2021 of all days, on the Eastern Australian Seaboard Gold Coast of worldwide fame, a house dog very cowardly bit to death the house child of 5 years old. The dog was immediately euthanized by the agents of Gold Coast City Council. And rightly so! My point is that dog bite is no casual or laughing matter. Health authorities strongly advise getting a tetanus shot immediately, at the least. I have been attacked by dogs on several occasions because, in the service of my Divine and Illustrious Master, I travel from door to door. Once also I have been bitten in the heel by a very sly dog. Often the offending dogs get the unconditional support of their masters. As far as I am concerned, I am a straightforward dog, and a fair fighting dog, Australian style. One automatically imbibes the values of one’s environment and develops his own values by that very contact. Australia is the greatest and nicest place on this planet earth, very much favorable for the cultivation of self-realization, a brand new “out of the box” version of old India, the mother country for self-realization. “Nava-Bharata” or “New India” is a proper designation for Australia. Australia, I owe you a bit. And because I am a good investment, I shall pay you back in due course.

In particular the corresponding secretary of the Governing Body Commission of ISKCON, His Grace Ananda Tirtha Das, a junior member of the team, has had the audacity to accuse me and finger point at me in such a way and refuses to carry out his duties in relation to this humble self. He is emphatically wrong! There is a wise Australian saying that when we point one single finger at others, we automatically point three fingers at ourselves. I have known this person since his childhood along with his now departed parents. It seems to me that this person has not evolved much. Krishna consciousness philosophy is definitely not for simpletons to be understood on their own. It is spiritual dialectism. Just as we have Karl Marx’s powerful material dialectism, we have also Srila Prabhupada’s and the parampara’s even more powerful spiritual dialectism. Simpletons are definitely excluded from its understanding. That is a fact! That does not mean however that at least theoretically, simpletons cannot practice Krishna consciousness under proper guidance. He may have a one-directional, ordinary brain only, whereas a dialectical brain is required to really and properly understand the topmost philosophy of Krishna consciousness. It is just like the Sanskrit language of which Srila Prabhupada says:

“Yes, Sanskrit is spoken not only on Krishna Loka but also in higher planets, of the demigods. It is called the language of God and the demigods. It was spoken also on this planet, when people were all godly, they used to speak in Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the origin of all languages of the civilized peoples. It is most perfect, not only descriptive; the word “Sanskrit” means “the most perfect”. Because not a single word you can pronounce without having a bona fide principle. It is not like the English language, “but, put” with irrational difference in pronunciation, no principles. (General remark) Sanskrit isn’t like that. Therefore it is perfect. It isn’t whimsical. English poetry has one line one inch long, next line 600 inches long. Sanskrit is not like that. There are strict principles, and it is so beautiful. Therefore in Sanskrit language not an ordinary man can become a poet. (Relevant to our context) No other language of the world can be compared with it. No other language of the world is so perfect as Sanskrit. Any language near to Sanskrit language (like Bengali) is nearer to perfection. Sanskrit is pronounced same way here or there, it is standard.” Ref. VedaBase => Letter to: Madhusudana — Los Angeles 1 February, 1968

in construction …more to come in due course

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The not so good news.

His Holiness Indradyumna Swami, a great preacher of Krishna Consciousness with an impressive preaching record, a Guru to many disciples, a sweet singer, who always transforms us into mad dancers and a famous kirtan dancer himself with an excellent sense of humor. He sometimes corrected my kartal playing tempo. Thank you very much for your generous care, Maharaja! May Lord Narasimha Deva protect you always as you haven’t finished your job yet. All glories to His Holiness Indradyumna Maharaja, a steady and staunch general in Srila Prabhupada’s preaching army!!!

Dear devotees, friends, and well-wishers: Today I tested positive for COVID-19. Because of my age, I have good doctors here in India monitoring my situation and I will keep you updated. I feel confident in Lord Nrsimhadeva’s protection but do put in a good word for me! Prayer changes things! Unfortunately, I will need to take a break from my Vrindavan lecture series for the time being but I hope to be back to that service soon. 
Love you all!
Indradyumna Swami

Editors remark: That was January 5th 2022, if I am not mistaken.

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IS ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada’s wonderful spiritual brainchild and creation of genius, SIMPLY DRIFTING OFF COURSE INTO THE ETERNAL VOID, perhaps for lack of leadership?

To be continued little by little because what comes will not be sweet music for all ears. If poison is injected all of sudden, death is immediate. But if poison is injected little by little the body gets a chance to adapt and survive in a poisonous way, a bit like COVID 19. In the old days, there was the following way to kill one’s enemies. One girl would ingurgitate small amounts of poison from a young age. She would actually become poisonous and by kissing the enemy he would die of poisoning. Simple!

“Therefore eating is so important thing. And the germs, they come out from the mouth very easily. Very easily. Formerly there was politics, they were called visa-kanya, “poison girl.” The politicians used to keep. I do not know whether nowadays the politicians keep, but we find from Vedic literature, visa-kanya. Visa-kanya means a girl, from the childhood, is injected poison, little by little, little, little, little, little. So when she is grown up, she…, whole body is poisonous. So the politician used to engage such girl to kill the…, his opponent politician. Very nice, beautiful girl, and [s]he will go, and as soon as the kissing will be there, he will die. Just like poisonous. Yes, it is fact; it is not story. I read in medical journal. There was one… Not medical journal; in logic class. It is called some “Typhoid Mary.” “Typhoid Mary.” A girl whose name was Mary, wherever she would go, all the people associating with her will be attacked with typhoid. Then the medical board examined her blood, that she is full of typhoid germs. So therefore wherever she goes, people become infected. These are medical facts.
So therefore association is so important. Sangat sanjayate kamah [Bg 2.62].”

Ref. VedaBase => Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.15.34 – December 12, 1973, Los Angeles

BB Govinda Swami, Akincana Krishna Das, Ojasvi & Sacisuta’s very excellent kirtans will keep things going for sure. But that’s already seven years old. Time is flying indeed. Better prepare for the final test.

In any case, we would like to quote Srila Prabhupada’s definition of TRUTHFULNESS from Bhagavad-gita As It Is 10.4-5, purport:

Satyam means that facts should be presented as they are for the benefit of others. Facts should not be misrepresented. According to social conventions, they say that we can speak truth only which is palatable to others. But that is not truth speaking. Truth speaking should be straight and forward, so that others will understand actually what the facts are. Suppose a man is a thief. Now if a person is warned that he is a thief, that is truth. But because it is unpalatable understanding, because a man thinks that if people find out that man is a thief it is unpalatable, therefore I shall not speak, but that is not truthfulness. Truthfulness means things should be presented as they are for the benefit of others. That is the definition of truth.”

One cannot feign or pretend to be Krishna conscious. That is not possible. One can only hide and hope for better times to come. But still, always chant Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. It is not by hiding that the problems go away. This is similar to the rabbit’s behavior, who “dies peacefully” in Srila Prabhupada’s example:

This kind of forgetfulness means — I have already given several times — the rabbit, when they find some hunter, they close their eyes, yes, as if the hunter has gone away. But that is not the fact. That is his foolishness. Simply by closing the eyes, he’s thinking, “Now I am safe.” So these materialistic persons, denying the next birth, denying sinful activities, denying God, they’re closing their eyes, that “There is no danger. Let us go on doing all this nonsense.” But that will not save. That will not save. Every…

Ref. VedaBase => Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.23 – January 19, 1974, Honolulu

In construction, more to come

(lack of dicipline)

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Jayadvaita and his editor’s party are such envious snakes that they begrudge a capital “W” for the pronoun “Who” when it refers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Can one get any lower than this? One can NOT get any lower than this!  They will claim that Srila Prabhupada ordered them to do so. But Srila Prabhupada Himself and many other reasonable and fair-minded devotees will write “… the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Who……..” or “….Krishna, Who…..” And this is the proper way and not those nonsenses’ way, imposed by force on all others! The same applies to “whom” indeed, as in ” He is even the cause of the Maha-Visnu, from Whom the material universes emanate.” BGAII 11.1, purport, second sentence. Everyone notes that Hayagriva Prabhu got it correctly. So does the over-writing hand-writing in the Original Transcript. On the other hand, Jayadvaita is crazy enough to write “mission” with a capital “M” for no reason whatsoever in BGAII 10.42, purport. Actually, it’s a mission dedicated to demigods. That sounds like Jayadvaita is an atheist. There is no rule for behavior in Jayadvaita’s world, where crime equals virtuous behavior, as he has proposed in his rendition of BGAII 16.7, word for word section. Only his whim and madness rule. And he is probably the only Guru who has spiritual grandchildren while living, another trespass! Is there such a precedent in the history of Vaishnavism? Crazy Jayadvaita, who loves to cloud and confuse. Abracadabra, hocus-pocus, mumbo-jumbo! Down with Jayadvaita and his Bhagavad-gita As It Is NOT! We demand that he be put on ISKCON trial for ALL his offenses, especially for his editorial offenses to Srila Prabhupada, which in our humble opinion are equivalent to stabbing Srila Prabhupada with a long, sharp knife at least one hundred times, perhaps even a thousand times. The law of the land will find him criminally responsible for deliberately falsifying Srila Prabhupada’s message, especially to restrict its scope by removing certain keywords just to suit his limited convenience and those of his acolytes, whereas Srila Prabhupada’s message is actually limitless in scope because it is an expression of the limitless God, Krishna. He must abide by the rulings of the ISKCON court, he must recuse himself publicly and apologize to the Vaishnava community especially and the world in general for his attempts to highjack, subvert and mislead, failing which he better go to Prayag.

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“Of military generals I am Kartikeya” says Sri Krishna in Bhagavad-gita 10.24. In Sanskrit language: “senaninam aham skandah” That means, whether they like it or not, Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati–and ultimately Krishna– is the patron-saint-general of all military commanders.

There are 195 countries in the world today. This total comprises 193 countries that are member states of the United Nations and 2 countries that are non-member observer states: the Holy See and the State of Palestine. (Google).

In the Bhagavad-gita As It Is 4.1, purport, Srila Prabhupada writes:

“Herein we find the history of the Bhagavad-gita from a remote time, when it was delivered to the royal order of all planets, beginning from the sun planet. The royal order- or the kings of all planets- are especially meant for the protection of the inhabitants and as such the royal order is also meant for understanding this science of Bhagavad-gita, in order to rule over the citizens, just to protect them from the onslaught of the material bondage of lust. Human life is meant for cultivation of the spiritual knowledge of our eternal relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the executive heads of all states and all planets are obliged to impart this lesson to all citizens by education culture and devotion. In other words, the executive heads of all states are meant for spreading this science of Krishna consciousness so that the people may take advantage of this great science and prosecute a successful path, utilizing this opportunity of the human form of life.”

So there is actually an obligation for the mundane state, which operates always within the jurisdiction of the supreme state of the Lord, as does any other entity, to spread a consciousness of Krishna at large by “education, culture and devotion.”

Field Marshal His Grace and Serene Highness The Duke of Wellington ( 1769-1852). KG GCB GCH PC FRS Portrait by Thomas Laurance c. 1815-16 Painted after the battle of Waterloo. Source: Wikipedia

The Bhagavad-gita was spoken 5000 years ago by the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna Himself just before the carnage of the Battle of Kurukshetra, which was in fact a world war. “The Battle of Kuruksetra was fought between family members” (SB 1.8.3 p.) with their various supporting parties from all over the world. The scene of the Bhagavad-gita is definitely a military one. It is a fascinating book. But let us carefully note that it is not a manual on war-making for military academies. It is an instruction manual on self-realization and yoga, the main businesses of the human form of life. The basic meaning of yoga is to link oneself with the Supreme. In Bhagavad-gita 10.26, God, Krishna says that His representative among generals is Kartikeya. Skanda, or Kartikeya, the son of Parvati and Lord Siva, is the chief of all military commanders. So military commanders are a class of their own. That means also that Kartikeya or Skanda is the patron saint of all military generals, whether they know him or know him not. He is definitely not a mythological figure as some misguided humans are falsely claiming. We remember general Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934–2012), United States Army general, leader of coalition forces in the 1991 Gulf War. There is also Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, as in the picture above, who won some 60 battles and died of natural death in 1852 at age 83. He was born previously in the year 1769. His most famous opponent was Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), the French Emperor during his very last attempt for political power. Along with his ally, the Prussian Generalfeldmarschall Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, they defeated soundly and finally the ambitious but hopeless Napoleon at the famous Waterloo Battle, Belgium, in 1815. There was a coalition of forces: troops from Prussia, the United Kingdom, the NetherlandsHanoverBrunswick and Nassau. It may be argued that Napoleon was not even a Frenchman but an Italian. He fluently spoke both languages. One may as well pertinently ask why should a nation want to to take credit for a great loser? Of course, these nationality labels are all very superficial designations for those under the influence of the three modes of material nature and the bodily concept of life and don’t even graze our real identity, which is spirit soul part, parcel, and servant of the Supreme Soul, Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is our true, eternal identity, part, parcel, and servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna. And as long as we don’t come to this ultimate conclusion our process of self-realization remains incomplete. This particular philosophical conclusion can be compared to Mt Everest, the highest of all mountains on planet earth. The China–Nepal border runs across its summit point.

Waterloo is a funny name in itself really, but google says:Etymology. From Middle Dutch, composed of water (water, watery) + loo (forest, clearing in a forest, marsh, bog). Of course, the word “Waterloo” is associated with defeat. There is also a song called Waterloo by ABBA, a fresh and very successful Swedish quartet. We note the Duke’s address as His Grace and Serene Highness. ISKCON devotees are also addressed as His or Her Grace, but Serene Highness is even more interesting and Bhagavad-gita related. Serenity is a product of advancement in self-realization, the main theme of Bhagavad-gita. I may also surmise that serenity for a military commander is of utmost importance in decision-making in battle. The capital city of New Zealand is named after the 1st Duke of Wellington, as well as many other places on the planet. Of course, the length of one’s hair may not directly affect one’s serenity, but when Srila Prabhupada was more or less challenged by an American female reporter that: “Why do you have a shaven head?”, He retorted within a fraction of a second: ” And why do you have bare legs? Better have a cool brain, than cold legs.” and everyone had a good laugh, including the reporter. There is another famous general that comes to mind and that is “The Desert Fox” Erwin Rommel of second World War fame. He also fought in North Africa against the British Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KGGCBDSOPCDL 17 November 1887 – 24 March 1976), nicknamed “Monty” and “The Spartan General.”

So it appears that according to the quirks of time and history the same parties become allies in victory and later become bitter enemies.

Let me finish by quoting Srila Prabhupada on Napoleon. In Vedabase there are 179 entries on Napoleon and I promise not to list them all 🙂

“Nobody can violate the order of the Supreme Lord or His authorized agents. Brahma, Siva, Indra, Candra, Maharaja Yudhisthira or, in modern history, Napoleon, Akbar, Alexander, Gandhi, Shubhash and Nehru — all are servants of the Lord, and they are placed in and removed from their respective positions by the supreme will of the Lord. None of them is independent. Even though such men or leaders rebel so as not to recognize the supremacy of the Lord, they are put under still more rigorous laws of the material world by different miseries. Only the foolish man, therefore, says that there is no God.” Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.13.41

“Even big karmis like Subash Bose, Gandhi, they were also not sleeping. I heard that Napoleon Bonaparte, he was not sleeping. He was sleeping… When he was passing from one war field to another, on his horse he slept. That’s all. He never went to the bedroom for sleeping. Gandhi used to do that. He would sleep when he was passing from one station, one… In the motorcar he would sleep. Then again he will begin work.” Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.3.18 – February 11, 1971, Gorakhpur

“Yad yad vibhutimat sattva. Anyone a sense of exceptional qualities, mama tejo’msa-sambhavam [Bg 10.41], Krsna says, “They are born of my tejah, amsa.
But that does not mean he is incarnation. There were many persons, Hitler was also a very big man but that does not mean he becomes an incarnation. Napoleon Bonaparte, he also was a very big man. So in this world you will find big and bigger, bigger, bigger. One is bigger than another then up to go to Brahma. Who can become like Brahma? He has created this whole universe and he lives, you know? He lives: sahasra-yuga-paryantam, ahar yad brahmano viduh [Bg 8.17], you can not calculate even his one day’s life.
But he’s not, he never says that, “I am incarnation and God.” So powerful. In comparison to Brahma what are these insignificant — insignificant creatures?” Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.3.30–31 – February 22, 1971, Gorakhpur

“So we read in the papers that on the very day, morning, when he (Mahatma Gandhiji) was killed, he was speaking to his secretary, “I am very much disgusted. I don’t want to live anymore.” And in the evening he was killed. So this is an example. Who can be better karmi and sincere worker for the country, for the society — but he was frustrated. You can take many examples in your European countries, Hitler, Napoleon. They are all frustrated.” Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.6, Hampstead Hall – August 6, 1971, London

“There were great empires like Roman Empire, Greece Empire, Carthagian Empire and, later on, Moghul empires, British Empire. So many empires there were. There was Hitler. There was Mussolini. There was Napoleon. So these powerful emperors or men came and gone. Their name is only there, and nothing is remaining.” Hare Krishna Festival Address – July 1, 1972, San Diego

“Now thing is, that political consciousness… Just like Hitler planned, Napoleon planned. They also thought that “If I can unite all these European states under my plan, under my ‘ism,’ they will be happy.” That is the plan. He also thinks like that. But whether he is perfect? This Lenin, this Hitler, this Napoleon, whether they are perfect? So unless they are perfect, any such utopian planning will not help.” Room Conversation with Anna Conan Doyle – August 10, 1973, Paris

At last, let me quote the last stanza of the Bhagavad-gita 18.78:

“Wherever there is Krishna, the master of all mystics and Supreme Personality of Godhead, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality. That is my opinion.”

Of course, Adolf Hitler and his troops also claimed the association with God or Krishna. On their uniform belts, there was the inscription “God with us” or in the German language “Gott mit uns.” But that seemed to be only a colossal delusion as Herr Hitler’s planned 1000 years “Reich” lasted only some 15 years or so and ended in utter defeat. So Sri Krishna is not to be found in such places or under such circumstances, as stated above.

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The Hare Krishna Book Distribution Good News.

I visited this shop some years ago. At that time, a lady attendant informed me that she had a male friend who, in a darker period in his life, was helped very significantly and crucially by the Hare Krishna Yoga Process and / or by the Hare Krishna devotees. He might have been suicidal. She certainly made a donation and would have received a Hare Krishna book accordingly. Today, the 22nd of December 2021, I revisited this very same shop and there was a male attendant. I told him the story and asked the question: “Did that statement refer to you.” The answer was: “Yes, indeed!” With his right hand, he reached his cash register and without further talk, he handed over a donation out of the ordinary. We had a good laugh as would two transcendentalists out of danger. This proves also that one should have a designated zone of distribution and cultivate it nicely and get to know one’s customers. In this way, although a mobile business, resultant benefits will be that one does actually build “goodwill” and develops Krishna conscious business relationships. The goodwill is actually a business asset and is taken into account upon the sale of the business.

Sometimes it is actually possible in this world to swap pebbles for gold, just like when I swapped some ordinary books for a complete set of the Caitanya Caritamrta in a second hand book shop on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

As far as Hare Krishna preaching is concerned, there are at least two short Prabhupada quotes that sum it all up:

1) “SO THERE IS NO QUESTION OF TAKING OTHER ENGAGEMENT;  DISTRIBUTION OF MY BOOKS IS THE HIGHEST KIND OF PREACHING AND THUS THE BEST ENGAGEMENT.” 740609let.NandalalDas

2) PREACHING MEANS SELLING BOOKS. 720221let.BhaktaDas

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