Bombay HC declares ‘ISKCON’ is a well-known trademark

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The court also upheld the global Krishna consciousness movement’s plea that ISKCON comes under the purview of the Trade Marks Act, 1999.(HT file photo)

The Bombay high court (HC) on Friday declared that the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) to be a “well-known trademark” that enjoys protection under the provisions of the Trade Marks Act, 1999.

ISKCON authorities had moved the HC, seeking a permanent injunction against Iskcon Apparel Private Limited, a private enterprise, for infringing on its registered trademark.

The issue was resolved after a director of the firm informed the HC that they have changed the company’s name to Alcis Sports Private Limited, and also gave an undertaking of not using ISKCON’s name in the future.

The court also upheld the global Krishna consciousness movement’s plea that ISKCON comes under the purview of the Trade Marks Act, 1999.

The trademark is evident in over 600 ISKCON temples, 65 eco-farm communities, 110 vegetarian restaurants across the world, including India, ISKCON’s counsel told the court in its plea.

Justice BP Colabawalla accepted ISKCON’s argument.

“Since it is a coined a trademark, which is associated exclusively with the plaintiff, it, undoubtedly, deserves the highest degree of protection,” said Justice Colabawalla.

He said ISKCON has acquired immense and long-standing reputation and goodwill both at home and aboard, while upholding its plea.


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Lord Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead’s, not to be imitated and forceful Sankirtan style with the unfavorable and His kind and magnanimous treatment of the favorable. Krishna Book, chapter 41. “Krishna enters Mathura.” Copyrights BBT. “Please distribute book, distribute book, distribute book.”

RadhaKrishna 2

While Krishna and Balaräma were passing in this way, They saw a washerman and dyer of clothing. Krishna was pleased to ask him for some nice clothing. He also promised that if the washerman would deliver the nicest dyed cloth to Him, the washerman would become very happy, and all good fortune would be his. Krishna was not a beggar, nor was He in need of clothing, but by this request He indicated that everyone should be ready to offer Krishna whatever He wants. That is the meaning of Krishna consciousness.
Unfortunately, this washerman was a servant of Kamsa and therefore could not appreciate the demand of Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is the effect of bad association. He could have immediately delivered the clothing to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who promised him all good fortune, but being a servant of Kamsa, the sinful demon could not accept the offer. Instead of being pleased, he was very angry and refused the Lord’s request, saying, ”How is it that You are asking for clothing which is meant for the King?” The washerman then began to instruct Krishna and Balaräma: ”My dear boys, in the future don’t be so impudent as to ask for things which belong to the King. Otherwise, You will be punished by the government men. They will arrest You and punish You, and You will be in difficulty. I have practical experience of this fact. Anyone who unlawfully wants to use the King’s property is very severely punished.”
On hearing this, Lord Krishna, the son of Devaki, became very angry at the washerman, and striking him with the upper portion of His hand, He separated the man’s head from his body. The washerman fell down dead on the ground. In this way Lord Krishna confirmed the statement of the Brahma-samhitä that every limb of His body is capable of doing everything He likes. Without a sword, but simply with His hand, He cut off the head of the washerman. This is proof that the Supreme Lord is omnipotent. If He wants to do something, He can do it without extraneous help.
After this ghastly incident, the employees of the washerman immediately dispersed, leaving the clothing. Krishna and Balaräma took possession of it and dressed according to Their choice; the rest of the clothes were offered to the cowherd boys, who also used them as they desired. What they did not use remained there. Krishna, Balaräma and the boys then proceeded along the main road. In the meantime, a devotee-tailor took the opportunity of service and prepared some nice clothes from the cloth for Krishna and Balaräma. Thus being very nicely attired, Krishna and Balaräma looked like elephants dressed with colored clothing on the full-moon day or the dark-moon day. Krishna was very much pleased with the tailor and gave him the benediction of särüpya-mukti, which means that after leaving his body he would be liberated and would attain a four-handed body exactly like that of Näräyana in the Vaikuntha planets. Krishna also granted him that as long as he would live he would earn sufficient opulence to be able to enjoy sense gratification. By this incident Krishna proved that those who are Krishna conscious devotees will not be lacking material enjoyment of sense gratification. They will have sufficient opportunity for such things, but after leaving this body they will be allowed to enter the spiritual planets of Vaikunthaloka or Krishnloka, Goloka Vrindävana.
After dressing nicely, Krishna and Balaräma went to a florist of the name Sudämä. As soon as They reached the precinct of his house, the florist immediately came out and with great devotion fell down on his face to offer his respectful obeisances. He offered a nice seat to Krishna and Balaräma and asked his assistant to bring out flowers, betel nuts and pulp of candana. The florist’s welcome greatly satisfied the Lord.
The florist very humbly and submissively offered his prayers to the Lord, saying, ”My dear Lord, because You have come to my place, I think all my forefathers and all my worshipable superiors are pleased and delivered. My dear Lord, You are the supreme cause of all causes of this cosmic manifestation, but for the benefit of the residents of this earthly planet, You have appeared with Your plenary portion to give protection to Your devotees and annihilate the demons. You are equally disposed as the friend of all living entities; You are the Supersoul, and You do not discriminate between friend and enemy. Yet You are pleased to give Your devotees the special result of their devotional activities. My Lord, I am praying that You please tell me whatever You wish me to do, because I am Your eternal servant. If You would order me to do something, it would be a great favor to me.” The florist, Sudämä, was greatly pleased within his heart by seeing Krishna and Balaräma in his place, and thus, as his choicest desire, he made two exquisite garlands of various flowers and presented them to the Lord. Krishna and Balaräma were very much pleased with his sincere service, and Krishna offered the florist His salutation and benedictions, which He is always prepared to bestow upon the surrendered souls. When the florist was offered benedictions, he begged from the Lord that he might remain His eternal servant in devotional service and by such service do good to all living creatures. By this, it is clear that a devotee of the Lord in Krishna consciousness should not be satisfied simply by his own advancement in devotional service; he must be willing to work for the welfare of all others. This example was followed by the Six Gosvämis of Vrindävana. It is therefore stated in a prayer about them, lokäntà hita-kärinau: Vaishnavas, or devotees of the Lord, are not selfish. Whatever benefits they derive from the Supreme Personality of Godhead as benedictions they want to distribute to all other persons. That is the greatest of all humanitarian activities. Being satisfied with the florist, Lord Krishna not only gave him whatever benedictions he wanted, but over and above that He offered him all material opulences, family prosperity, a long duration of life and whatever else his heart desired within the material world.


“Please distribute book, distribute book, distribute book.”


“These are the Bhägavata. There is no comparison. There is no literature throughout the universe like Srimad-Bhägavatam. There is no comparison. There is no competition. Every word is for the good of the human society. Every word, each and every word. Therefore we stress so much in the book distribution. Somehow or other, if the book goes in one’s hand, he will be benefited. At least he will see, “Oh, they have taken so much price. Let me see what is there.” If he reads one shloka, his life will be success. If he reads one Shloka, one word. This is such nice things. Therefore we are stressing so much, “Please distribute book, distribute book, distribute book.” A greater mridanga. We are chanting, playing our mridanga. It is heard within this room or little more. But this mridanga will go home to home, country to country, community to community, this mridanga.” 740105SB.LA


“Please distribute book, distribute book, distribute book.”

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BGAII 2.17 P. The amazingly superficial expediency of JDS is to be strongly condemned!

In O(riginal) T(ranscript) Srila Prabhupada writes:

{Similarly in the Bhagavatam also the same version is stated as follows:

kesagra-sata-bhagasya shatamshah sadrishatmakah

jivah sukshma-svarupo’yam sankhyatito hi cit-kanah

There are innumerable particles of spiritual atoms, which are measured as one ten-thousandth part of the upper portion of hair.”}


In BGAII V1 Hayagriva with some faithfulness states:

{Similarly in the Bhagavatam the same version is stated:

kesagra-sata-bhagasya shatamshah sadrishatmakah

jivah sukshma-svarupo’yam sankhyatito hi cit-kanah

There are innumerable particles of spiritual atoms, which are measured as one ten-thousandth part of the upper portion of hair.”}

Hayagriva decides to drop “also” and “as follows”, even though there is no good reason to drop these two sequences of words.

But Jayadvaita’s amazingly superficial solution must be strongly condemned.

Realizing that the verse quoted is not one of the 18 000 original Srimad Bhagavatam verses, with his bird’s brain, he immediately condemns Srila Prabhupada’s statement as false and unceremoniously rearranges it as follows:

“Similarly the same version is stated.”

Not only is he offensive to his Guru, Srila Prabhupada, but he also disrespects the readers of Bhagavad-gita As It Is as well. He means: “Hey readers, if you really care to know where this verse comes from, find out by yourselves, cause I personally don’t care a fig, besides I am really far too busy falsifying the whole book. Thanks for believing me, guys, cause you are really making a big mistake. But I’ll keep running and misleading you as long as the running is easy.”

That is his ordinary rascal cheating mentality in action! Cheating because once more he has misrepresented Srila Prabhupada, the perfect and transcendental emissary of God, Krishna.

“The words spoken by the Lord are called apauruñeya, meaning that they are different from words spoken by a person of the mundane world who is infected with four defects. A mundaner (1) is sure to commit mistakes, (2) is invariably illusioned, (3) has the tendency to cheat others and (4) is limited by imperfect senses. With these four imperfections, one cannot deliver perfect information of all-pervading knowledge.” BGAII Introduction.

I add the text of my reply to Dravida Prabhu on this subject matter dated July 1st 2020:

“Thank you very much for your quick response, Dravida Prabhu.

1 ) As a worker on the Vedic scriptures, the amazingly superficial expediency of JDS is to be strongly condemned, yes!!!

2 ) We all agree that this verse does not seem to part of the original 18000 of the SB.

3 ) To reference  CC M19.140 instead, was my first thought and is indeed a minimum requirement.

4) But how many commentaries to the SB did Srila Prabhupada write? Many thousands, is it not!

Almost one for each verse up to canto 10. This does represent thousands indeed!

  We routinely refer to them as the SB.

In that sense, SB commentaries are not different from SB

 Therefore Srila Prabhupada is right as in 99 % of the cases

His OT rendition should be left alone.

Jai Srila Prabhupada!

And thank you very much for your attention!”

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In BGAII 2.16 P., both Hayagriva and JDS show their philosophical shortcomings, misconceptions and ignorance.

In BGAII 2.16 P., both Hayagriva and JDS show their philosophical shortcomings, misconceptions and ignorance.

Srila Pabhupada writes:

It is stated there (Vishnu Purana) that Visnu and His abodes all are self-illuminated spiritual existence. “Jyotimsi visnur bhavanani / bhuvanani visnuh”

which becomes in both BGAII version 1 and 2:

{In the Vishnu Purana (2.12.38) it is stated that Visnu and His abodes all have self-illuminated spiritual existence. “Jyotimsi visnur bhavanani / bhuvanani visnuh”}

In the material atmosphere, there is an essential dichotomy between existence and possession. Existence is different from possession. Existence possesses but possession may be dead matter. Possession may, therefore, be inferior to existence. Except for Krishna consciousness, it is impossible to overcome this dichotomy.

So they get the triple AI. AI. AI. rating by the YAD Spiritual Rating Agency (YADSRA). “A” for Arrogance for daring once more falsely and exhibiting the low-class impudence and audacity to correct Our perfect Spiritual Master, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and “I” for Ignorance for failing to understand the difference between existence and possession. On the spiritual platform, there is no difference between existence and possession. It is all existence. But Hayagriva and JDS, being on the material platform, differentiate between existence and possession, like an ordinary karmi, conditioned soul. As always, Srila Prabhupada is right and correct and His own words need to be re-established in order to make it Bhagavad-gita As It Is and Bhagavad-gita as Srila Prabhupada intended it to be. Jaya Srila Prabhupada! What would we do and where would we go without Your shining light in the chaotic and alarming darkness of this age, Kali-yuga?

We would all wander uselessly in this world, as Srimat Prabhodhananda Sarasvati is quoted in CC Adi 13.123:

{Srimat Prabodhänanda Sarasvati has composed the following verses in his Caitanya-candrämrita (37):

acaitanyam idam vishvam yadi caitanyam ishvaram
na viduh sarva-shästra-jnä hy api bhrämyanti te janäh

”This material world is without Krishna consciousness. Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu is Krishna consciousness personified. Therefore if a very learned scholar or scientist does not understand Sri Caitanya Mahäprabhu, certainly he is wandering uselessly in this world.” }

Or more graphically wandering like zombies in some Hollywood movies, such as The Walking Dead

Thank you very much for reading me!

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I am convinced that many Australians will think that this outstanding country is just the best country for their own purposes. Mostly due to its climate comparable to the Indian climate,  but also due to the fair and broad-mindedness and the valour of its people, Australia is, IMHO, just the best possible country for the cultivation of one’s consciousness of Krishna. We could say, it’s a new India just out of the box, whereas India itself has been used by all and abused by some for thousands of years.




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People, there is a great bluff and hoax going on.

There are two different books calling themselves Bhagavad-gita As It Is.

But neither of them is really Bhagavad-gita As It Is.

That is the first illegality.

How can two different books carry the same name?

Just like there is only one Supreme Personality of Godhead, whether we call Him Allah, Jehovah or Krishna. He is ONE. Similarly, there can only be ONE Bhagavad-gita As It Is.

At best, at least one of them must be counterfeit. IMHO they both are!

The amount of disrespect and disdain, unfaithfulness, betrayal, falsity, breach of trust shown by the successive editors to the original author or translator His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is abysmal and millions of miles away of what could be categorized as innocent mistakes and may even denote a hidden personal agenda. This offensive attitude is magnified enormously by the actual position of Srila Prabupada, as an emissary of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead and will not remain un-dealt with by Krishna Himself personally.

To this point of time I, myself, have been calling them Bhagavad-gita As It Is Version One and Bhagavad-gita As It Is Version Two.

That also is incorrect!

These are not Bhagavad-gita As It Is at all!

In all honesty, the first one should be called HAYAGRIVA BHAGAVAD GITA and the second one should be called JAYADVAITA BHAGAVAD GITA, as per the respective disciples-perhaps should I say so-called disciples- of Srila Prabhupada who edited them, the first so-called disciple being intermittently a drug addict, in short he was a drug addict and some say he was a homosexual as well.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is supposed to be based on the Bhagavad-gita As It Is. Bhagavad-gita As It Is is their ABC teaching, the glorious Srimad Bhagavatam, being the next step. But no one will be honest enough to tell you about these things. It is all clad in total silence. It is a conspiracy of silence. The editor of the official Back to Godhead magazine, Nagaraja Dasa in USA, literally “The King of Snakes”, being a very first-class conspirator. Business must go on after all. And as per my experience, silence is, unfortunately, the preferred method of solving things at The International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKCON. But the great saint and teacher, Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada clearly writes in His publication The Nectar of Instruction, text one, purport: “SILENCE MAY APPEAR HELPFUL FOR SOME TIME, BUT ULTIMATELY IT PROVES A FAILURE.” So the question will be: ”Is ISKCON heading toward a spectacular failure at the current rate of management?”

There is no question at all to add the nomenclature AS IT IS to any of these two Bhagavad-gitas, because IT IS NOT Bhagavad-gita!

The appellation “BHAGAVAD GITA AS IT IS NOT” is, therefore, most appropriate.

So we have here in fact:




Henceforward, let us please be honest and adopt these two true and appropriate designations.

Neither of them are Bhagavad-gita As It Is, even though they call themselves Bhagavad-gita As It Is.

Bhagavad-gita As It Is is a different production altogether by Srila Prabhupada Himself, the original translator and author. And the closest we get to BHAGAVAD-GITA AS IT IS is the Original Transcript of Bhagavad-gita (OT)!

The worst of all is that the followers of the two camps are antagonistically opposed to each other and each claims falsely to represent Bhagavad-gita As It Is! A mad situation really, as is the custom in the material world, where the black and the white, the democrats and the republicans, the day and the night, and Hayagriva Bhagavad-gita As It Is Not and Jayadvaita Bhagavad-gita As It Is Not always conflict.

Or is ISKCON perhaps progressively becoming a professional institution whose members AND leaders will accept any compromise whatsoever FOR THE MONEY AND ASSOCIATED MATERIAL ADVANTAGES. That also represents a flagrant failure!

Expert lawyers, if you read me, please tell me what are the possible technical names for this type of illegality. Falsification, breach of trust, etc … naturally come to mind. Thank you very much.

Let me just give one example only and I shall call it:

The epitome of stupidity and arrogance. BGAII 2.4

In the Original Transcript (OT), smart Srila Pabhupada ignored “ishubhih” or “with arrows” on purpose. He did not overlook it. But His two stupid disciples Hayagriva and Jayadvaita, proud of their little understanding of Sanskrit, arrogantly decide to correct their super-qualified Spiritual Master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and decided this counterproductive detail must be added. “Hey, Prabhupada is a bit of a senile old man and we are here to correct all mistakes He has committed in His senility.” It’s a bit like the deaf husband, who chastises his wife for being so-called deaf because he is unable to hear her replies to his calls. 

Now the whole thing sounds so primitive! Just see!

Why should we take lessons from people who fight with arrows? This Bhagavad-gita is so primitive hahahahahaha!” thinks the proud and ignorant modern person. And the editors are contributing to it by adding “with arrows.”

This is a psychological fact! We enjoy reading Bhagavad-gita As It Is but when we arrive at this passage our estimation for Bhagavad-gita drops several notched. We are abruptly lead to believe that this was a kind of stone age. No fancy, electronic airplanes and drones. No guns shooting around corners. No hydrogen and atomic bombs. Just arrows. How primitive they were at the time and why should we take lessons on life from them? This is the counterproductive result of this stupid addition by Hayagriva and Jayadvaita!

These single two words and mantra “with arrows” throw us abruptly into the antiquated mundane, while we have just been flying high in transcendence by studying the most fascinating book on the planet earth, the Bhagavad-gita. Srila Prabhupada carefully avoided this mistake but his two stupid disciples fall mechanically into the trap. That is the difference between Srila Prabhupada’s, the Guru’s tactfulness and foresight and Hayagriva and Jayadvaita thick headedness. The intelligent person, book distributor and preacher knows very well that everything we say is a mantra, that every word and sentence we vibrate is a mantra and immediately shapes things around us.

There is at least one other major instance, where I felt that my thinking was being perverted in association with ISKCON and I was risking becoming stupid and making stupid decisions as well. No need to mention the details again. As a  consequence and to enable me to truly follow in Srila Prabhupada’s footsteps, I had no choice but to create my own organization, The Australian Society for Krishna Culture. ALL GLORIES TO SRILA PRABHUPADA!


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Foot massage oil and Australia never ceases to amaze me.


For foot-massage purposes and skin hydration and softening, I used Vaseline for some time, also called petroleum jelly because someone patented the word Vaseline. All day Sankirtan and the contact with the air seems to dry out my feet’s skin.  Multiple cracks may appear and if the bare flesh is exposed, it can be painful. Even walking becomes painful. Remedy is required. But I noticed that Vaseline caused some blisters on the skin. Vaseline is a mineral product (petroleum jelly) and is actually not really compatible with human skin. Srila Prabhupada Himself used mustard seed oil for general massage and sandalwood oil for head massage. In India, mustard seed oil is more easily available than in Australia. Near ISKCON Chandigarh, India, there is a shop that sells only mustard seed oil. That’s all they sell. It must be related directly to the producer. They sell small quantities and wholesale quantities as well.


After some consideration, I decided to settle for olive oil instead, at AU$ 6 per liter and quite easily available. During the virus crisis, income became scarce and I replaced it with rice bran oil, which is three times cheaper. HG Krishna Gana Prabhu of New Govardhana catering recommends rice bran oil even for cooking as a cheap replacement for ghee, the preferred cooking medium. However, rice brand oil is not quite as good as olive oil for my purposes and I decided to purchase more olive oil. Now comes the punch line. When I arrived at the supermarket   I found to my delight that olive oil was discounted not 10%, not 20%, not even 30 or 40 but a massive 50%. I could not believe my luck. The product was not out of date, neither was this offer available anywhere else. I do not know the actual reason for this massive discount, but I stocked up indeed.


This instance is like the testing of one grain of rice to get an indication of the state of the cooking. It means to me that for big or small things Australia remains the land of tremendous opportunities and of nice people as well, who amply deserve Lord Caitanya’s and Srila Prabhupada’s matchless gift of Krishna consciousness. Hare Krishna!

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Diary Extract. Cairns Esplanade, Skate park, Qld, Australia, June 12th 2020. Narayana Das, George Harrison, another serious trespass by JDS and the office products company.

1 ) Cairns Esplanade. Skate park. 4 am. June 12th, 2020. By Krishna’s arrangement, I sold one set of beads and two bead bags to Narayana Das around 04.00 this morning. Krishna just sent him out of nowhere. He asked for a skateboard. That was his first question.  On his request and on youtube, we also attended together Tulasi Aratik by HG Saci Kumar of ISKCON Mayapur. Narayana Das lives like a yogi and seems to be very attached to Tulasi Devi and he tells me that some five minutes drive away, he cultivates a full field of Tulasi plants, which he wants me to visit at all costs. He is also captivated by  Ajamila’s story in the Srimad Bhagavatam. He has had extensive contact with ISKCON New Govardhana, where he knows some devotees personally. He also promised to help me distribute books. Attachment to Tulasi Devi, the mother of devotion, is a top-most-excellent devotional qualification. We should never forget the wording of what the imperfect and speculating compilers of the “Songs of the Vaishnava Acaryas, Hymns and Mantras for the glorification of Radha and Krishna” call the “Sri Tulasi Pradaksina Mantra” reproduced hereunder with permission of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust:

yäni käni ca päpäni
brahma-hatyädikäni ca
täni täni pranashyanti
pradaksinah pade pade

yäni käni—whatever; ca—and; päpäni—sins; brahma-hatya—killing of a brähmaëa; ädikäni—and so on; ca—also; täni täni—all of them; praëaçyanti—are destroyed; pradakñiëaù—(by) the circumambulation (of Tulasé Devé); pade pade—at every step.

Those who circumambulate Srimati Tulasi Devi step by step destroy whatever sins they have committed, even the killing of a brähmana.

Rascal demons will say: “Ok, let us therefore kill all Brahmanas and circumambulate Srimatee Tulasi Devi for atonement.”

I say “the imperfect and speculating compilers of the “Songs of the Vaishnava Acaryas” because out of sentiment or otherwise, they replaced “Vishnu” with “Krishna” in the Tulasi pranam mantra, thus creating confusion and misleading the whole world. Such changes are not to effected without proper authority. The Acarya is the proper authority.

I call this area of Queensland “turmeric land”, because whenever I come here the ayurvedic turmeric is available in abundance at reasonable prices, and indeed I then use it in my own cooking. My fingers become yellow, just like a nicotine addict and rascals may accuse me of breaking the regulative principles and point out my yellow fingers as evidence, similar to the figure in Caitanya Lila, who used to encourage the devotees to eat as much as possible and then double-dealingly accuse them of sense gratification. When I get a chance, I shall have to research the matter and the name of this individual. My respected readers may also give me a helpful hint and I beg to thank them very much in advance for this potential support. Perhaps the name is Ramacandra. The town of Innisfail, 80 km south of Cairns, seems to be the center of the cultivation of this turmeric and it grows quite easily. Sometimes in summer, Innisfail is subjected to cyclones category 5, quite a frightening and possibly deadly event, which I may have to face in the future.  The water supply is always very profuse throughout the year.

The ubiquitous and constant price rise is felt though, but the cultivator says that the real profit lies in ginger of which the price is currently above AU$ 30 a kilo. Turmeric renders the whole content of the cooking pot yellow and this is absolutely Krishna’s color, as He is known as pita-vasa.

When Sita Thakurani, Advaita Acarya’s wife, a very rich man at the time, come to the house of Jaganatha Mishra, accompanied by her maidservants, to pay her respects to the newborn Nimai and Supreme Personality of Godhead, she carried many auspicious articles such as fresh grass, paddy, gorocana, kunkuma and sandalwood. Another auspicious article was turmeric or in Bengali “haridra”. CC Adi 13.114.

2 ) As I came back from the ablution block, there was a middle-aged lady with her left arm in a sling. I enquire about her wellbeing and the state of her left arm. After I got her to chant the full Hare Krishna Maha-mantra, her first exclamation was. “This is George Harrison’s!” We note here that long after his departure, himself, along with his glorious Hare Krishna preaching, is still remembered. George Harrison is a member of the Hare Krishna family and has done some very significant service for Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtan movement. Against the advice and intrigue of his own lawyer, he donated US $20.000 toward the printing of Srila Prabhupada’s Krishna Book. He also donated what is called today The Bhaktivedanta Manor in England. All glories to Sriman George Harrison, who by his service to the Hare Krishna cause has certainly improved his existential position. Please visit:

3 ) In BGAII 2.61, purport, JDS unhesitatingly and point-blank replaced Srila Prabhupada “false prestige” with his own “pride”. Please smile. We have here a welcome double meaning. Is Jayadvaita so much possessed by false prestige that he cannot even tolerate its designation just as water will not tolerate fire?

The unspoken truth here is “Srila Prabhupada, I, His Absolute Divine Grace Jayadvaita Swami in my unfathomable wisdom, know much better than you, who (with absolutely no capital “Y” or “W”) pretends to be my guru. You are, in fact, a total philosophical ignoramus and “pride” it is because I decide so. Neither do you have any idea of the real meaning of false prestige! So please give way to MY OWN (in capital letters of course) superior power and authority.” As confirmed in shastra or spiritual law books, at least spiritually, if not materially, such cheap and low-class behavior is the mark of a fatal mentality. The best medication for the total dissolution of false prestige is regular and sustained book distribution.

4 ) additional.

Cairns, 12 June 2020. 11.00 hours.

In order to engage the fallen souls in His loving service, Krishna can be most tricky.

1 ) He jams the photocopier at the last second at the personal service desk to take advantage of the self-help desk and save AU$ 0.70

2 ) He prints a faulty print at the self-help desk.

3 ) As a result, the personal service desk reprints a courtesy copy of the document and we may ask what is the meaning of all this?

First of all, this demonstrates that Krishna does not like impersonalism and the impersonalists.

Second, it means that the courteous and bright-faced lady at the personal service desk was earmarked to get an extra devotional benefit / credit. She does not know a thing about it. She thinks she has never performed any service for Krishna. But in fact, she has. The company also had contributed an additional AU$ 0.70 and 35 pages of drafting paper to the sankirtan movement. This company has previously contributed office equipment as well. But such is Krishna’s mercy, His kind concern for the fallen conditioned souls and His grand plan to engage the whole world in service to His, Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtan Movement. In any and every sense, there are no limits what so ever. Param Vijayate Sri Krishna Caitanya Sankirtanam!!!

Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 2.40

nehäbhikrama-näsho ‘sti
pratyaväyo na vidyate
sv-alpam apy asya dharmasya
träyate mahato bhayät

Word for word rendition

na—there is not; iha—in this yoga; abhikrama—in endeavoring; näshaù—loss; asti—there is; pratyaväyah—diminution; na—never; vidyate—there is; su—alpam—a little; api—although; asya—of this; dharmasya—occupation; träyate—releases; mahatah—from very great; bhayät—danger.


In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear.

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A wonderful singer

Madame Celine Dion, thank you very much for your first class rendition of “The Power of Love.” Please do check out “Tulasi Arati | ISKCON Arati kirtan” by His Grace Saci Kumar Das:

Your conviction, strength, tactfulness and majesty of interpretation are all superb! The electric guitar is galvanizing.

And to top it all up, the wonderful lyrics denote the philosophy and attitude of the brave and the winners. Just what it takes to become Krishna conscious. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita As It Is (BGAII)12.16:

My devotee who is not dependent on the ordinary course of activities, who is pure, expert, without cares, free from all pains, and not striving for some personal result, is very dear to Me.”

Here is what the lyrics express in that respect:

We’re heading for something

Somewhere I’ve never been

Sometimes I am frightened

But I’m ready to learn

Of the power of love”

As in ordinary loving dealings, fear is a factor, Lord Krishna also encourages us in BGAII 18.66 to overcome our fears and dare experience His divine love, called in Sanskrit language “Krishna Prema.”:

Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.”

Why be satisfied with any less love than Krishna Prema, love of God, love of Krishna, why?

There is also Radha-Prema, the love of His consort Srimati Radharani for Him. According to the late His Holiness Gour Govinda Maharaja, this Radha-Prema makes Krishna literally mad. Originally Radha and Krishna are one. But for the purpose of pastimes, They have become two.

“The loving affairs of Sri Rädhä and Krishna are transcendental manifestations of the Lord’s internal pleasure-giving potency. Although Rädhä and Krishna are one in Their identity, previously They separated Themselves. Now, these two transcendental identities have again united, in the form of Sri Krishna Caitanya. I bow down to Him, who has manifested Himself with the sentiment and complexion of Srimati Rädhäräni, although He is Krishna Himself.” Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-lila 1.5.

Madame Celine Dion, please accept the expression of my high esteem and respects.  I   o w e   y o u!   You may cash in my check of Krishna consciousness to you any time you like. When Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, in 1966 moved into the storefront in New York City, the previous owner’s sign was left and it said: “The Matchless Gift”. That’s what Krishna consciousness really is: An absolutely Matchless Gift!

Let us snap it up while we can. Time is always running madly and every single minute of time passed cannot be bought back even for one million dollars. This is the wise reminder of Canakya Pandit, the great Indian philosopher and politician. Thank you very much!

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