- THE HOUSEHOLDER PREACHER FORMULA. CC ADI 14.55
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- The Battle of Kurukshetra.
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- KRISHNA CONSERVATIONISM. Caitanya Caritamrita, Adi 9.46. Copyrights with BBT.
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In exchange for the paraphernalia of worship He usurped for Himself, Caitanya Mahāprabhu wanted to bless the girls to fulfill all their ambitions and desires. One can easily become happy and obtain the material benefits of a good husband, wealth, food grain and a number of nice children by worshiping Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Although Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu accepted sannyāsa at an early age, it is not necessary for His devotees to follow Him by also taking sannyāsa. One can stay a householder, but one must be a devotee of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Then one will be happy, with all the material opulences of a good home, good children, good mate, good wealth and everything he desires. Therefore the śāstras advise, yajñaiḥ saṅkīrtana-prāyair yajanti hi su-medhasaḥ [SB 11.5.32]. Every householder, therefore, who is actually intelligent should introduce the saṅkīrtana movement home to home and live peacefully in this life and go back to Godhead in the next. Ādi 14.55
kathancana smrite yasmin
dushkaram sukaram bhavet
vismrite viparitam syät
shri-caitanyam namämi tam
kathancana—somehow or other; smrite—by remembering; yasmin—whom; dushkaram—difficult things; sukaram—easy; bhavet—become; vismrite—by forgetting Him; viparitam—just the opposite; syät—become; shri-caitanyam—Lord Shri Caitanya Mahäprabhu; namämi—I offer my respectful obeisances; tam—unto Him.
Things that are very difficult to do become easy to execute if one somehow or other simply remembers Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances.
In his book Caitanya-candrämrita, Shrila Prabodhänanda Sarasvati says, ”One who receives a little favor from the Lord becomes so exalted that he does not care even for liberation, which is sought after by many great scholars and philosophers. Similarly, a devotee of Lord Caitanya considers residence in the heavenly planets a will-o’-the-wisp. He surpasses the perfection of mystic yoga power because for him the senses are like snakes with broken fangs.” A snake is a very fearful and dangerous animal because of his poison fangs, but if these fangs are broken, the appearance of a snake is no cause for fear. The yoga principles are meant to control the senses, but there is no scope for the senses of one engaged in the service of the Lord to be dangerous like snakes. These are the gifts of Shri Caitanya Mahäprabhu.
The Hari-bhakti-viläsa confirms that difficult things become easy to understand if one remembers Shri Caitanya Mahäprabhu and easy things become very difficult to understand if one forgets Him. We actually see that even those who are very great scientists in the eyes of the general public cannot understand the very simple idea that life comes from life, because they do not have the mercy of Caitanya Mahäprabhu. They defend the false understanding that life comes from matter, although they cannot prove that this is a fact. Modern civilization, therefore, progressing on the basis of this false scientific theory, is simply creating problems to be solved by the so-called scientists.
The author of Shri Caitanya-caritämrita takes shelter of Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu to describe the pastimes of His appearance as a child because one cannot write such transcendental literature by mental speculation. One who writes about the Supreme Personality of Godhead must be especially favored by the Lord. Simply by academic qualifications it is not possible to write such literature.
The battle of Kurukshetra took place at Kurukshetra, Haryana, India, just over 100 km north of New Dehli, on the way to Chandigarh.
It took place roughly 5000 years ago and in 730711BG.Lon (Bhagavad-gita class of July 11th 1973 in London) and in other passages, Srila Prabhupada says:”sixty-four crores of men were killed on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra.”
64 crores mean 640 million
640 million represents about 8.20 % of the current world population.
According to https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/, the current world population is 7.8 billion and increasing fast.
“Men” also means only male soldiers, generals, princes and kings, no women or children were involved or killed.
The Bhagavad-gita was spoken by Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, personally present on the battlefield, to Arjuna and the rest of the world just before the battle. It was spoken in half an hour, at the most one hour.
Sometimes people complain that Hare Krishna prasadam (sanctified food) contains too much ghee.
In Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi 10.49, purport, we learn that even Lord Caitanya Himself was victimized by such practice:
“Once Shivänanda Sena offered food to Lord Caitanya that had been cooked with excessive ghee, and the next day the Lord became sick and went to Muräri Gupta for treatment. Lord Caitanya accepted some water from the waterpot of Muräri Gupta, and thus He was cured. The natural remedy for indigestion is to drink a little water, and since Muräri Gupta was a physician, he gave the Lord some drinking water and cured Him.” Copyrights BBT.
Once I took dinner at
Govinda’s – Food for Life
194 William St
6000 Northbridge, Western Australia.
6000 Northbridge, Western Australia.
and as a direct result, at 1 or 2 am the next morning, I woke up and had to evacuate very quickly. Later it was admitted that the cook may have used too much ghee.
The same happened after taking breakfast at ISKCON Adelaide, South Australia.
The best remedy to cure the material disease of the spirit soul is to chant as much as possible:
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA
RAMA RAMA HARE HARE
The recommended number of mantras is a minimum of 1728 daily mantras, which represents two hours of dynamic meditation.
CC Adi 10.51, purport by Srila Prabhupada:
“Muräri Gupta could treat both bodily and spiritual disease because he was a physician by profession and a great devotee of the Lord in terms of spiritual advancement. This is an example of service to humanity. Everyone should know that there are two kinds of diseases in human society. One disease, which is called adhyätmika, or material disease, pertains to the body, but the main disease is spiritual. The living entity is eternal, but somehow or other, when in contact with the material energy, he is subjected to the repetition of birth, death, old age and disease. The physicians of the modern day should learn from Muräri Gupta. Although modern philanthropic physicians open gigantic hospitals, there are no hospitals to cure the spiritual disease of the spirit soul. The Krishna consciousness movement has taken up the mission of curing this disease, but people are not very appreciative because they do not know what this disease is. A diseased person needs both proper medicine and a proper diet, and therefore the Krishna consciousness movement supplies spiritually stricken people with the medicine of the chanting of the holy name, or the Hare Krishna mahä-mantra, and the diet of prasädam. There are many hospitals and medical clinics to cure bodily diseases, but there are no such hospitals to cure the spiritual disease of the spirit soul. The centers of the Krishna consciousness movement are the only established hospitals that can cure man of birth, death, old age and disease.” Copyright BBT
aho esäm varam janma
su-janasyeva yesàm vai
vimukhä yänti närthinah
aho—oh, just see; esäm—of these trees; varam—superior; janma—birth; sarva—all; präni—living entities; upajivinäm—one who provides maintenance; su-janasya iva—like the great personalities; yesäm—from whose; vai—certainly; vimukhäh—disappointed; yänti—goes away; na—never; arthinah—one who is asking for something.
”’Just see how these trees are maintaining every living entity! Their birth is successful. Their behavior is just like that of great personalities, for anyone who asks anything from a tree never goes away disappointed.’”
According to Vedic civilization, kshatriyas are considered to be great personalities because if anyone goes to a kshatriya king to ask for charity, the king will never refuse. The trees are compared to those noble kshatriyas because everyone derives all kinds of benefits from them—some people take fruit, others take flowers, others take leaves, others take twigs, and others even cut the tree, and yet the tree gives to everyone without hesitation.
Unnecessarily cutting trees without consideration is another example of human debauchery. The paper industry cuts many hundreds and thousands of trees for its mills, and with the paper so much rubbish literature is published for the whimsical satisfaction of human society. Unfortunately, although these industrialists are now happy in this life by dint of their industrial development, they do not know that they will incur the responsibility for killing these living entities who are in the form of trees.
This verse, quoted from Shrimad-Bhägavatam (10.22.33), was spoken by Lord Krishna to His friends when He was taking rest underneath a tree after His pastime of stealing the clothes of the gopis (vastra-harana-lilä). By quoting this verse, Caitanya Mahäprabhu teaches us that we should be tolerant like trees and also beneficial like trees, which give everything to the needy persons who come underneath them. A needy person may derive many advantages from trees and also from many animals, but in modern civilization people have become so ungrateful that they exploit the trees and animals and kill them. These are some of the sinful activities of modern civilization.
mäge vä nä mäge keha, pätra vä apätra
ihära vicära nähi jäne, deya mätra
mäge—begs; vä—or; nä—not; mäge—begs; keha—anyone; pätra—candidate; vä—or; apätra—not a candidate; ihära—of this; vicära—consideration; nähi—does not; jäne—know; deya—gives; mätra—only.
Not considering who asked for it and who did not, nor who was fit and who unfit to receive it, Caitanya Mahäprabhu distributed the fruit of devotional service.
This is the sum and substance of Lord Caitanya’s sankirtana movement. There is no distinction made between those who are fit and those who are not fit to hear or take part in the sankirtana movement. It should, therefore, be preached without discrimination. The only purpose of the preachers of the sankirtana movement must be to go on preaching without restriction. That is the way in which Shri Caitanya Mahäprabhu introduced this sankirtana movement to the world.
A very old voice, the voice of His Divine Grace Krishna Das Kaviraja Goswami, author of Sri Caitanya Caritamrita.
There is a very old voice of the sixteenth century, which speaks to us through the centuries and that voice is the voice of the author of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, His Divine Grace Krishna Das Kaviraja Goswami and, in Caitanya Caritamrta Adi 8.13, in his original Bengali language, he says the following:
ataeva punah kahon ürdhva-bähu hanä
caitanya-nityänanda bhaja kutarka chädiyä
Word for word rendition.
ataeva—therefore; punah—again; kahon—I speak; ürdhva—lifting; bähu—arms; hanä—so doing; caitanya—Shri Caitanya Mahäprabhu; nityänanda—Lord Nityänanda; bhaja—worship; kutarka—useless arguments; chädiyä—giving up.
Therefore I say again, lifting my arms: O fellow human beings, please worship Shri Caitanya and Nityänanda without false arguments!
PURPORT by Srila Prabhupada.
Because a person who performs krishna-bhakti but does not understand Shri Krishna Caitanya and Prabhu Nityänanda will simply waste his time, the author, Krishnadäsa Kaviräja Gosvämi, requests everyone to take to the worship of Shri Caitanya and Nityänanda Prabhu and the Panca-tattva. He assures everyone that any person who does so will be successful in Krishna consciousness.
His Divine Grace Krishna Das Kaviraja Goswami knew very well that 500 years later, people all over the world will become interested in Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtan movement. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Sankirtan movement was introduced in New York City in 1965 by the specially deputed His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, founder of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust and Back To Godhead magazine and author or translator of Bhagavad-gita As Is It, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Caitanya Caritamrta and other important law books.
Srila Krishna Das Kaviraja Goswami does not say:” Oh fellow Bengalis” or “Oh fellow Indians”, he says “Oh fellow human beings”, addressing thus all those souls, all over the world, who have achieved a human form of life and additionally want to take full advantage of it. That means he is addressing many billions of “fellow human beings”. (Currently an estimated 7.76 billion). He also requests us to give up all “false arguments”. That means one’s mind should be straightforward, clear and faithful enough to be convinced that simply by offenseless chanting of the maha-mantra
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA
RAMA RAMA HARE HARE
one can achieve the highest perfection of life.
And this is called vyayasayatmika intelligence as confirmed in Bhagavad-gita As It Is 2.41, purport:
“A strong faith in Krishna consciousness that one will thereby be elevated to the highest perfection of life is called vyavasayatmika intelligence. There is a nice verse in the Caitanya Caritamrita (Madhya 22.62) in which it is stated:
sraddha-shabde– vishvasa kahe sudridha nishcaya
krishne bhakti kaile sarva-karma haya
Faith means unflinching trust in something sublime.”
In the process of chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra there are ten offenses to be avoided. There are also three stages of advancement: the offensive stage of chanting, the clearing stage and the stage of pure chanting.
”In the offensive stage of chanting one may desire all kinds of material happiness, but in the second stage one becomes clear of all material contamination. When one is situated on the transcendental stage, one attains the most coveted position—the stage of loving God. Lord Caitanya taught that this is the highest stage of perfection for human beings.” CC Adi preface.
The Panca-Tattva raise Their arms, Krishna Das Kaviraja Goswami lifts his arms and we also raise our arms in unison. It creates a powerful force and communion when thousands of men, women and children raise their arms and chant the following mantras together:
(jaya) sri krishna caitanya prabhu nityananda
sri advaita gadadhara srivasadi gaura bhakta vrind
HARE KRISHNA MAHA-MANTRA.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
Actually, the body is just like a wood oven. As soon as all the wood is burnt out the fire smolders under the ashes and the heat abates. The heat of the fire can still be felt but it is much weaker. Similarly, as soon as the body lacks food it feels colder and uncomfortable. Conversely, when one accepts prasadam, the fire of digestion is kindled immediately and the increased and comfortable heat is felt throughout the body. This is especially felt in wintertime indeed. This process is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita As It Is 15.14, wherein Krishna confirms that He non-different from the fire of digestion:
aham vaishvänaro bhütvä
präninàm deham äshritah
pacämy annam catur-vidham
WORD FOR WORD RENDITION.
aham—I; vaishvänarah—My plenary portion as the digesting fire; bhütvä—becoming; präninäm—of all living entities; deham—in the bodies; äshritah—situated; präna—the outgoing air; apäna—the down—going air; samäyuktah—keeping in balance; pacämi—I digest; annam—foodstuff; catuh—vidham—the four kinds.
I am the fire of digestion in the bodies of all living entities, and I join with the air of life, outgoing and incoming, to digest the four kinds of foodstuff.
According to Äyur-vedic shästra, we understand that there is a fire in the stomach which digests all food sent there. When the fire is not blazing there is no hunger, and when the fire is in order we become hungry. Sometimes when the fire is not going nicely, treatment is required. In any case, this fire is representative of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Vedic mantras (Brihad-äranyaka Upanishad 5.9.1) also confirm that the Supreme Lord or Brahman is situated in the form of fire within the stomach and is digesting all kinds of foodstuff (ayam agnir vaishvänaro yo ‘yam antah purushe yenedam annam pacyate). Therefore since He is helping the digestion of all kinds of foodstuff, the living entity is not independent in the eating process. Unless the Supreme Lord helps him in digesting, there is no possibility of eating. He thus produces and digests foodstuff, and by His grace we are enjoying life. In the Vedänta-sütra (1.2.27) this is also confirmed. Shabdädibhyo ‘ntah pratishthänäc ca: the Lord is situated within sound and within the body, within the air and even within the stomach as the digestive force. There are four kinds of foodstuff—some are drunk, some are chewed, some are licked up, and some are sucked—and He is the digestive force for all of them.
One should understand, through the transparent medium of the spiritual master, that the Supreme Lord exists everywhere in His transcendental spiritual nature and that the living entities’ relationships with the Lord are directly and indirectly existing everywhere, even in this material world. In the spiritual world there are five kinds of relationships with the Supreme Lord—shänta, däsya, sakhya, vätsalya and mädhurya. The perverted reflections of these rasas are found in the material world. Land, home, furniture and other inert material objects are related in shänta, or the neutral and silent sense, whereas servants work in the däsya relationship. The reciprocation between friends is called sakhya, the affection of a parent for a child is known as vätsalya, and the affairs of conjugal love constitute mädhurya. These five relationships in the material world are distorted reflections of the original, pure sentiments, which should be understood and perfected in relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead under the guidance of a bona fide spiritual master. In the material world the perverted rasas bring frustration. If these rasas are reestablished with Lord Krishna, the result is eternal, blissful life. Adi 1.56 p.
SOLD OUT TO MAYA. Both HAYAGRIVA and JAYADVAITA, the manipulative editors of version one and two respectively of Srila Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad-gita As It Is!
SOLD OUT TO MAYA. Both HAYAGRIVA and JAYADVAITA, the manipulative and editors of version one and two respectively of Srila Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad-gita As It Is!
Have you ever wondered what is “the most dangerous type of fear”, as expressed in Bhagavad-gita 2.40 V1 & V2? Have you ever asked yourself this question?
“THE MOST DANGEROUS TYPE OF FEAR” is a superlative and Bhagavad-gita being a most authoritative law book, the serious student of Bhagavad-gita will most certainly want to know what is “THE MOST DANGEROUS TYPE OF FEAR”. I mean plainly what I S “THE MOST DANGEROUS TYPE OF FEAR”??? I have remained unconvinced throughout my devotional life. And here at last is the final answer.
Well people we are simply wasting our time because these two manipulative rascals Hayagriva and Jayadvaita, akin to two dishonest insurance sales people, have simply and whimsically distorted Srila Prabhupada original words and exaggerated matters.
Here is Srila Prabhupada’s original typing and there is no trace of “THE MOST DANGEROUS TYPE OF FEAR”!:
OT. There is no loss or diminution of such endeavouring and a little advancement in the path can protect one from the dangerous type of fearfulness.
, which in more familiar English will be
V3. In such endeavour there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement in this path can protect one from a dangerous type of fearfulness.
Meaning to say that at the time of death our (part) life-time practice of Krishna consciousness will be extremely valuable and helpful for a successful transition to the spiritual world, our present residence being the material world.
Now the demoniac part and to illustrate my point we shall go to BGAII 2.41.
Srila Prabupada Original Transcript (OT) reads:
OT. Persons who are in Krsna consciousness are resolute in their purpose and their aim is one. Oh the beloved child of the Kurus, those who are not in Krishna consciousness have many branches of intelligence.
, which again in more familiar English would read as follows:
V3. Persons who are in Krsna consciousness are resolute in their purpose and their aim is one. Oh, beloved child of the Kurus, the intelligence of those who are not in Krsna consciousness is many-branched.
Hayagriva Bhagavad-gita As It Is Not and Jayadvaita Bhagavad-gita As It Is Not happen to coincide for this 2.41 verse. It reads as follows:
V2: Those who are on this path are resolute in purpose, and their aim is one. O beloved child of the Kurus, the intelligence of those who are irresolute is many-branched.
We remind our readers that the late Hayagriva was a drug addict and some say a homosexual in connivance with Kirtanananda as well, a double character disqualification.
Because of the unlimited and unrestricted interest in personal sense gratification, the intelligence of the non-Krishna-conscious is certainly many-branched.
The most striking feature here, however, is the double subtraction of “Krishna consciousness.” and this is the demoniac work of Maya.
Srila Prabhupada puts more Krishna consciousness. But these two rascals, demoniac agents of Maya, usurping their editor’s positions, decide to put less Krishna consciousness. This is demoniac by definition. This is highly misleading and must be labeled and denounced as such for the whole goodwill and honest community of the entire world to be informed about. Information is power and liberation. Misinformation is cheating and a waste of your precious time!
“Demon is thinking how to wipe out, how to banish Krishna, how to kill Krishna. They don’t want Krishna. That is demonic.” 730912Bg.Lon
Srila Prabhupada did indeed call His foundation “The International Society for Krishna consciousness.” with an emphasis on “Krishna.” He did not call it “The International Society for Maya consciousness.”
I have previously written an article “Krishna missing. One million dollars reward”, about this unacceptable degradation of Bhagavad-gita As It Is under the actions of these two cheaters and traitors to Srila Prabhupada. There are many more instances of such subtraction of Krishna consciousness from Srila Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad-gita As It Is. And it becomes Bhagavad-gita minus Krishna. Verse 2.41 is however a perfect illustration of their subversive technic. There are also 2.50, 4.40, 5.12 and more to come.