BHAGAVAD-GITA AS IT IS 2.51. Four versions. BGAII 2.52. Criminal replacement of Srila Prabhupada’s original “callous” with the “moderated” “indifferent” five times.

 

ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT by Srila Prabhupada.

Thus by being engaged in devotional service of the Lord great sages or devotees are able to get free from the resultant actions of work in the material world and thus become (free) from the cycle of birth and death and go back to Godhead where there is no more any miseries.

BGAII V1:

The wise, engaged in devotional service, take refuge in the Lord, and free themselves from the cycle of birth and death by renouncing the fruits of action in the material world. In this way they can attain the state beyond all miseries.

BGAII V2:

By thus engaging in devotional service to the Lord, great sages or devotees free themselves from the results of work in the material world. In this way they become free from the cycle of birth and death and attain the state beyond all miseries [by going back to Godhead].

Proposed final version 3 or BGAII V3, 2.51, verse only:

By being thus engaged in devotional service of the Lord, great sages or devotees are able to get free from the resultant actions of work in the material world and thus become free from the cycle of birth and death as well and go back to Godhead, where there are no more miseries.

 

As far as BGAII 2.52 is concerned, the arrogant and offensive know-better-than-Guru team of Jayadvaita Swami have replaced with great obstinacy and systematic approach five times Srila Prabhupada’s original “callous” with the “moderated” “indifferent.” There is no doubt about it, such a consistently defiant attitude toward Guru will lead these criminal third class vaishya brains, with their false intellectualism, to their own destruction. It is only a matter of time. Such defiance of Guru is suicidal policy. This has been illustrated in Shastra on many occasions, perhaps the most famous example being when King Indra neglects / insults his own Guru, the priest Brihaspati, also known as Angirasa, the son of Maharishi Angira. “Because of his disrespectful behavior toward his spiritual master, Indra lost all his opulence and was conquered by the demons, who defeated the demigods in a great fight and occupied Indra’s throne. ” SB 6.7 Intro. Srila Prabhupada mentions also in SB 1.9.6-7 that the sage Gritsamada was as great as Brihaspati. Additionally “Once he (Brihaspati) cursed Indra, who thus had to become a hog on the earth and was unwilling to return to heaven.” SB 1.9.8.

Proposed final version BGAII V3, 2.52

Translation

When your intelligence has passed out of the dense forest of delusion, you shall become callous to all that has been heard and all that is to be heard.

to be continued…..

 

 

 

 

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Here is Srila Prabhupada’s explanation for the corona virus pandemic and bush fires as well, for that matter. 730818BG.Lon

 

You’ll find in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Fourth Canto, nature is quite prepared to supply all the foods, but as soon as there are number of demons… Because the whole plan is to correct. Just like the criminals are sent to the prison house for being corrected so that they may not again commit criminals. That is the purpose of… Similarly, we are all criminals who are in this material world. The purpose is to be corrected. We wanted to imitate Kṛṣṇa, to become Kṛṣṇa, and therefore we violated the orders of Kṛṣṇa, and that criminality means material life.kṛṣṇa bhūliya jiva bhoga vāñchā kare
pāśate māyā tāre jāpaṭiyā dhare[Prema-vivarta 6.2]This is māyā, this material world, māyā. This body is false, māyā. So we have to accept this body because we wanted to enjoy. So enjoy. You enjoy with this body, particular body. Either human’s body, or dog’s body, or cat’s body, or demigod’s body, you get as you desire. You get a material body and enjoy. This is material life.

 

So Kṛṣṇa also… Although in the material life Kṛṣṇa is providing all necessities of life. Duly, there is seasonal changes. You get seasonal fruits, flowers, grains, and all necessities. You’ll be still given chance, especially for the human being, that you get all supplies, necessities. Eko bahūnāṁ yo vidadhāti kāmān [Kaṭha Upaniṣad 2.2.13]. All necessities. But again you revive your consciousness, Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is the plan. But if you do not revive your Kṛṣṇa consciousness, if you simply enjoy the senses, then there will be restriction of supply. This is the law. That is restriction of supply. Therefore there will be no rain. And if there is no rain, what factory will do, you rascal? You can manufacture scissors and knives and buckets of plastic, but you cannot prepare rice and wheat. That is not possible, sir. That will depend on rain. So immediately rains will be restricted.

…………………………….

So there is no question of overpopulation. Overpopulation is already there, anantyāya kalpate. They why do you call overpopulation? When there is already fire, why do you say there will be fire? It is already there.So… But the restriction, eko bahūnāṁ yo vidadhāti kāmān. That eka, that eka, Kṛṣṇa, He orders. He does not order actually. Just like not every time the police has to be ordered by the superior authority to punish the criminal. They know how to punish. Similarly, the nature knows how to punish these criminals. Therefore, the scientists are finding now shortage of petrol, shortage of this, shortage… “What to do? What to do?” This is the position. Otherwise, there is no question of overpopulation. The supply is restricted. That is the problem. Eko yo bahūnām.Because He supplies all the necessities, the supply will be restricted. As we become more and more sinful and without Kṛṣṇa consciousness, they…, they will be put into difficulties, they will be dying within the womb, they will be killed within the womb, there will be war, there will be pestilence, there will be famine, there will be earthquake. In so many ways we have to die, again, take birth. Bhūtvā bhūtvā pralīyate [Bg. 8.19], this business will go on. And ultimately, when the whole universe is annihilated, then again we take shelter in the body of Mahā-Viṣṇu and live for, in that way, without any body, for many millions of years. Again there is creation, and then again given chance = “All right, take another chance. Be Kṛṣṇa conscious.”

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WHEREAS THE FOLLOWING PRABHUPADA LETTER PROVES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT THAT, as far as is possible, EACH AND EVERY MEMBER OF ISKCON IS SUPPOSED TO BECOME FULL FLEDGED GURU IN DUE COURSE OF TIME.

New Delhi
2 December, 1975
75-12-02

My Dear Tusta Krishna Swami,


Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 21 November, 1975.

Every student is expected to become Acarya. Acarya means one who knows the scriptural injunctions and follows them practically in life, and teaches them to his disciples. I have given you sannyasa with the great hope that in my absence you will preach the cult thruout the world and thus become recognized by Krishna as the most sincere servant of the Lord. So I’m very pleased that you have not deviated from the principles I have taught, and thus with power of attorney go on preaching Krishna consciousness, that will make me very happy as it is confirmed in the Guru vastakam yasya prasadat bhagavata prasadah just by satisfying your Spiritual Master who is accepted as the bona fide representative of the Lord you satisfy Krishna immediately without any doubt.

I am very glad to inform you that Sudama Vipra Maharaja is also now following my principles. So I am very very happy to receive all this news. Thank you very very much.

Keep trained up very rigidly and then you are bona fide Guru, and you can accept disciples on the same principle. But as a matter of etiquette it is the custom that during the lifetime of your Spiritual master you bring the prospective disciples to him, and in his absence or disappearance you can accept disciples without any limitation. This is the law of disciplic succession. I want to see my disciples become bona fide Spiritual Master and spread Krishna consciousness very widely, that will make me and Krishna very happy.

I hope this letter finds you well,

Your ever well wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
ACBS/hda

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WHY THE RITVIK INTERPRETATION IS OFFENSIVE TO GURU.

WHY THE RITVIK INTERPRETATION IS OFFENSIVE TO GURU.

Recently I had an exchange with one of my Godbrothers, an inveterate and incorrigible “ritvik”. For our particular purpose, there is no need to mention his name. From that exchange, I had a very important and practical realisation. And I must thank him for that indeed.

Ritvik is offensive to Guru because it implies that Guru is such an apasampradaya, un-parampara, ignorant, foolish and reactionary individual that He wants the pararampara system to stop with Him. He wants to be the last chain in the disciplic succession. He wants to hold up the flow of time. What a farcical individual that would have to be! 

Anyone who espouse such a twisted and artificial philosophy, especially in relationship to Srila Prabhupada, the Initiator of the Sankirtan movement in the modern age, Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, Institutor of the BBT and BTG magazine, had better reform himself very urgently for he finds himself in a dangerous position. Hare Krishna. 

It is similar to the communist reasoning that everyone is situated on the lowest commun denominator platform. It is a fact that Shasta says: Kalau shüdra sambhava. In Kali-yuga, everyone is born a shüdra. But Krishna also says in Bhagavad-Gita As It Is 4.13:

“According to the three modes of material nature and the work associated with them, the four divisions of human society are created by Me. And although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the nondoer, being unchangeable.”

Under the training of the bona fide spiritual master, one can elevate oneself to the platform of Brahmana or even better the platfom of Vaishnava or servant of God. The tendency towards progress and improvement is found eveywhere.

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ALL GLORIES TO HIS HOLINESS JAYADVAITA SWAMI !!!

I must admit folks, I am getting tired of having to knock HH Jayadvaita Swami so hard most of the time.  And here is his undisputable revenge on the opposing party, and that would have to be the Bhagavad-gita As It Is version 1 party. It really looks like this humble self is becoming here some sort of an umpire in some major global contest game of Vedanta devotional philosophy and English expression as well, even though and I repeat it again and again, English is not at all my first language. The business of the umpire is to be fair to all parties. Let me try to be fair.

“What’s happening to the world?” one may ask. Is this another effect of the poor CoronaVirus, who gets blamed for so many ills it is not responsible for at all? Probably not, even though we may attribute to the devotional Coronavirus a marked increase in Bhagavad-gita As It Is sale. This fact at least is indisputable. At least in my part of the world, the fever temperature of the world has decreased. Things are settling. And sale of Bhagavad-gita As It Is is markedly up. Thinking people are beginning to emerge. I mean to say people thinking self-realization. That is wonderful indeed.

IMHO, the outstanding , most humanely touching and characteristic qualities of the Australian People and Nation are the sought after fairness in their dealings, as well as their ubiquitous courtesy. To that I should perhaps add their remarkable and unwavering generosity. I have ben allowed to adopt this wonderful country as my own home nation, and feel therefore that I have an obligation to follow in the traditions mentioned above. I sometimes feel that Australia is really on the way to the heavenly planets, especially compared to the European countries and remembering well that Srila Prabhupada says that the standard of enjoyment in the heavenly planets is one or many thousand times superior to the standards of enjoyment on planet earth. I also feel sometimes that Australia should be renamed Nava Bharata or New India, as the climatic conditions are extremely favorable for the business of self-realisation, the most important thing in life being not only to keep one’s Krishna Consciousness intact but to increase it as far as is possible. We love you Australia!

But after this brief digression, let us get back to the real point of this article.

HH Jayadvaita Swami has really done an excellent and squeaky clean job on BGAII V2, verse 2.50.

BGAII V1, verse 2.50 presents two misrepresentations of Sri Krishna’s actual words.

Please guess what they are. Can you guess?

The first mistake is very apparent. In BGAII V1 translation you will find the apostrophe “O Arjuna.” Because there is no antecedent in the Sanskrit, we may comfortably conclude that this “O Arjuna” is a pure invention and concoction of the relevant editor. Therefore we strike it out, just as HH Jayadvaita Swami has rightly done in his editor’s wisdom.

I have to go now to attend to some other matters and I am calling for submissions and comments on the second mistake and incorrectness. Here is an opportunity to show your Krishna conscious jnana and vijnana. Please come forward. Thank you very much.

After 24 hours hours no submissions have been received and here is the answer.

The second and more serious misrepresentation of BGAII V1, verse 2.50 is the proposal that “A man engaged in devotional service rids himself of both good and bad actions even in this life.” 

In itself, the statement is true because devotional service being transcendental has nothing to do with good and bad actions. Additionally in the previous BGAII 2.49 verse, Krishna enjoins Arjuna to “keep all abominable activities far distant by devotional service…” So BGAII V1, verse 2.50 seems to make sense.

However, there is plenty of evidence that Krishna actually says in Sanskrit the equivalent of “A man engaged in devotional service rids himself of both good and bad reactions even in this life” And from that perspective V 1 is a misrepresentation of Krishna actual words. The evidence is as follows:

1 ) In the word for word: sukrita-duskrite-good and bad results. Result represents the reaction of our work, not the work itself.

2 ) In the purport, Srila Prabhupada immediately, in the first sentence, talks about “ the various reactions of his good and bad work.” and He means to comment on the truths enunciated in the verse.

3) In the purport again an equivalent of “reaction” is given as “resultant action” and the meaning of the verse is confirmed in the very last sentence.

4 ) Finally the proposal is confirmed in the next verse, 2.51. 

All glories to HH Jayadvaita Maharaja for rightly spotting and correcting these two faults of BGAII V1, verse 2.50! 

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SRILA PRABHUPADA UVACA: “SUICIDE IS NOT AN OPTION !”

 

Copyrights by His Grace Vaiyasaki Dasa, Radha Damodara Vilasa II, Eleventh wave. No grand opening, Vrndavan India August 1974

Vrindavan, India, August 1974

Living in India in the ‘70s is very difficult because there are no modern facilities for western devotees. They all struggle to survive, and they all get sick. The illnesses are usually jaundice, malaria, dysentery, and rashes over the body. On top of the physical discomfort of building temples for Srila Prabhupada and having to sleep in very austere conditions, devotees are too focused on their own survival to be gracious and understanding in their interpersonal relationships. They are under tremendous strain and hardly anyone reveals their minds in confidence. They never tell each other, “I’ve got a problem.”
Yamuna is dealing with the oppressive Vrindavan summer heat while trying to meet a deadline to open the Krishna-Balarama temple. She’s feeling overwhelming pressure. She used to think that there’s no reason to live if I can’t serve Krishna, but now she thinking there’s no reason to live even if I can serve Krishna! She tries to confide in her husband, Gurudas, about her crisis and he is able to enliven her and save her from complete depression. But then he goes to Prabhupada to disclose the situation.
Srila Prabhupada immediately says, “I want to see her.”
Yamuna dd: I remember walking from our place in Raman Reti to the temple and chanting one round of Hare Krishna. When I walked in the door Prabhupada said, “You look so beautiful chanting Hare Krishna.” That just stunned me. Immediately he said, “Do you think it is not difficult for me?” I didn’t say anything.
“Do you hear that noise on the roof?” Of course I did. I was involved in Vrindavan’s construction from the beginning. There were 25 brick masons carving stone – chink chink chink, chink chink chink – 24 hours a day. There were 25 of them on his roof.
“The offenses of my disciples are as loud as this pounding on the roof. All day long it is pounding on my head.” Those were his words.
“All day long it is pounding on my head, but I must tolerate.”
After a moment’s pause, Prabhupada says, “Suicide is not an option.” Yamuna is shocked to hear Prabhupada address this subject. “No one has the right to take their life. Do you know why?”
“No,” she responds meekly.
“Because there are so many living entities inside of us who are dependent on us, and for our Krishna consciousness. We would be killing them as well.” This statement completely blows Yamuna’s mind. She takes it that many micro-organisms, little cells, and all kinds of things, are dependent on the heart’s functioning. The words sink deep into her consciousness.
The whole perspective of Prabhupada’s talk is really profound for Yamuna. He explains that when we surrender to the Lord, it means surrendering our body, mind, and words for His service. Some people may think of suicide as an option to relieve undue stress, but Prabhupada wants to prevent this kind of thinking. He knows how traumatic it is for his young disciples to cope with the hardships of rural India in the early ‘70s. His compassion for his disciples and for other living entities is paramount.
Yamuna dd: It was a difficult time in India. Prabhupada said to Saurabha and Gurudas, “Don’t you know your fighting is killing me?” We were doing Prabhupada’s work, but the fighting between us was so severe and that’s why the temple didn’t open. We were stopping Prabhupada’s service by this insanity that was covering us at the time. That was the mood and that’s why I couldn’t take it anymore. I wasn’t a man and I was supposed to take it. At a certain point I snapped. I saw the futility of it in its entirety, and I thought, Maybe it’s better to die. There’s nothing else but the service, and if you can’t do the service, why live?
Gurudas: It’s very important for devotees to find someone to reveal their mind to if they have something to talk about. There’s usually only one or two special devotees that you feel comfortable with that you’re able to do that with. But it got less and less as we got people more and more into judging behavior.
In the lives of the acharyas, even pure devotees sometimes feel that life is no longer worth living.
“After the passing away of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Svarupa Damodara, Raghunatha Das, unable to bear the pain of separation from these objects of his complete devotion, traveled to Vrindavan intending to commit suicide by jumping from Govardhana Hill. In Vrindavan, however, he encountered Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Sanatana Goswami, two of the most confidential disciples of Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu. They convinced him to give up his planned suicide and impelled him to reveal to them the spiritually inspiring events of Sri Chaitanya’s later life.” [CC, Madhya-lila 6.169, purport]
In this example, Ragunatha Das is given a reason for living. Moreover, Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami was also living in Vrindavan at the time and Raghunatha Das spent a lot of time providing him with a complete conception of the transcendental life of Sriman Mahaprabhu. By rendering further service to his beloved Lord, all of Raghunatha’s reasons for giving up his life vanished.
In another incident, Srila Sanatana Goswami developed a disease due to bathing in bad water and getting insufficient food while traveling in the Jharikhanda Forest. His body began to itch and he was suffering from itching sores. So he resolved to throw himself under the wheels of Lord Jagannath’s chariot in the presence of Lord Chaitanya, and in this way commit suicide. But one day out of the blue, Sri Chaitanya challenged Sanatana Goswami.
“Your decision to commit suicide is the result of the mode of ignorance. One cannot get love of God simply by committing suicide. You have already dedicated your life and body to My service; therefore your body does not belong to you, nor do you have any right to commit suicide. I have to execute many devotional services through your body. I want you to preach the culture of devotional service and go to Vrindavan to excavate the lost holy places.” [CC, Antya-lila, Chapter 4, Introduction]
From this example we can understand that when we surrender our lives to the Supreme Lord, then the body can no longer be used erratically. It belongs to the Lord and the Lord has every intention to use our body for spreading His mission on earth.

 

Copyrights by His Grace Vaiyasaki Dasa, Radha Damodara Vilasa II, Eleventh wave. No grand opening, Vrndavan India August 1974

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LORD KRISHNA’S WILL AND ENERGY ARE EVERYWHERE REALLY, EVEN IN THE BANK ATM.

Diary extract. May 19th, 2020, 9.55 am, Cairns, Far North Queensland (effectively the land of Her Majesty the Queen), Australia. ANZ bank, Cairns Central Branch. ATM.

For practical reasons, the ATMs are situated both outside and inside the bank’s premises. I choose to go inside and had a brief conversation with the Chinese lady, welcoming host, transaction facilitator and fluently Chinese speaking. I know that because that is the meaning of her Chinese flag on her badge, as another lady with no flag on her badge explained to me. I left my business card with her and we agreed that she would get in touch if she needed a vegetarian cookbook. I deposited ALL my notes – in fact, Krishna’s notes – into the ATM, forgetting that I needed at least five dollars for a new pair of Sankirtan book distribution shoes. After the transaction and after the ATM had accepted all my notes, I realized factually that I needed a maximum of 10 dollars for my new Sankirtan shoes. At that very moment, the ATM spit out one five dollars note and after a few seconds, another five dollars note. Amazingly and without any intervention of my own but wishing, I was supplied two five dollars notes at the very moment I desired them. This is the characteristic of the spiritual world, without any doubt whatsoever! You desire and you get immediately. No need for hard labor. So let us desire similarly many millions of dollars for Krishna only, because He is the greatest of all, as He confirms in the Bhagavad-gita As It Is 15.18:

“Because I am transcendental, beyond both the fallible and the infallible, and because I am the greatest, I am celebrated both in the world and in the Vedas as that Supreme Person.”

Therefore His service is the best of all services. Better than self-service, restricted or extended, better than community service, better than family service, better than health services and better than government service.

The miracle here was not the fact that the ATM didn’t like two five dollars notes of my deposit. That is a very common occurrence and happens every day. The miracle here is the extraordinary timing of all sequences of the event.

All glories to Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtan movement and all glories to its initiator in the modern age: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, Initiator of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust and Inceptor of the Back to Godhead magazine. I other words, the fourth great qualification of Srila Prabhupada is to be the Initiator of Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtan movement in the modern age. He has confirmed this fact Himself. When He was asked why there is such a time gap between Lord Caitanya (18 February 1486 – 14 June 1533, according to Wikipedia.) and the incorporation of ISKCON, His own Sankirtan party, in 1966, in New York City. He famously replied: “It is because Lord Caitanya wanted to give me personally the credit .” Jai Srila Prabhupada!

At this stage, He is also the greatest unacknowledged well-wisher and benefactor of humanity at large, thus fitting in the category of giants of history such as Lord Jesus Christ. But the people of the world, in their own wisdom, will change their minds favorably and in due course about the true position of Srila Prabhupada. Many already have.

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The amazing power of cow’s milk and the amazing usefulness of live cows.

Over the last few days, my 2 litres coagulating / curdling cow’ s milk burst the plastic bottle. It literally pierced the plastic or more accurately cause the plastic to separate by the pressure resulting from the coagulation. This means some gasses are produced in the process. The chemical student will be able to explain this process scientifically and give us the name of the gaz (gasses) that is / are produced. This is incredible! Cow’s milk is stronger than the plastic bottle that contains it. Or was it just a bad quality plastic bottle? We shall never know. Or perhaps we shall anyway.

Of course, I lost half the whey. But no mess was created, as the whole thing happened within a plastic crate. So only easy crate clean up was required. Contrary to popular belief, strongly supported by the white good industry, there is no need for refrigeration to conserve both yogurt and milk, as both can very well be consumed in their different stages of development. The last batch of yogourt lasted from April 29th to May 23th i.e. 24 days in my Sankirtan van. No refrigeration whatsoever. The last yogourt on May 23 was just fine. Adding a little honey will help us overcome the bitter taste of coagulated milk and still make a delicious breakfast mixed with cia seeds, honey, oats and some fruit. I certainly don’t have or need a refrigerator in my Sankirtan Book Distribution Toyota van but cowmilk products are definitely the staples of my diet. Neither do we, Hare Krishnas, required to be vegan. As Srila Prabhupada said: “Lord Krishna requires His milk.” But we do need to fight strongly for the protection of the poor, defenseless, ill-treated but wonderful and affectionate cows. The cow is one of the seven mothers. Killing the cow is almost tantamount to killing one’s own mother and father when they get old and need special care. We do not hesitate to kill the child in the womb, why not kill our old frail and unproductive parents as well? It makes sense, does it not? (sarcastic mood). Sometimes it happens and as Kali-yuga develops over a span of 432 000 years, of which we have traveled only a tiny 5000 years, it will get much worse. One day in Armidale, NSW, on my book distribution travels and activities, I met a young lady, twenty to thirty years old.  We were talking about the power of the Hare Krishna pocket cookbook publication “The Higher Taste” and its power to transform people into vegetarians. And bought a book as well. She told me her own story as follows: She was working on a “cattle farm” and developed an attachment for a particular calve. She actually felt some affection for that particular calve and indeed the calve reciprocated. After some days she noticed that the calve was missing. She brought up the subject matter at table during a meal and asked: “What happened to that friendly calve?” The reply came in the form: “You are eating it right now!” And that made her a vegetarian on the spot. All glories to her compassion and determination!   

In India, the yogurt seller is a familiar sight. The yogurt is contained in a big black wok on the merchant’s bench and the flies are fighting for a taste and tiny bit of it but are being steadily repulsed by the fan of the merchant.

Here are three relevant quotes by Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of the Hare Krishna movement and Founder of the BBT and BTG magazine.

The cow is the most wonderful animal and she is so beneficial for human society, giving so many gifts in the form of milk products. And you can turn all those milk products into wonderful preparations to offer to Radha-Krsna and thus your life will become perfect.” 741217let.Parvati

If you give the right protection to the cows, then they will give so much milk, that the ground of New Vrndavana will be muddy with milk. European and American civilization will be finished on account of this sinful activity of killing the cows.” 750531let.Kirtanananda

I am glad also that you have a new gosala. Let other farms see what is our behavior for the cows and how we derive benefit from them and that will be the living example to persons who are using cow flesh rather than cow milk.” 751110let.Kirtanananda

Live cows are the basis of a peaceful civilization. In fact, the cows are the emblem of peace. And if we savage the cow, emblem of peace, as we are doing now, then how can peace be established and conserved? It is not possible.  

SB 1.12.26

‘As will be clear in the chapters ahead, Mahäräja Pariksit wanted to kill the personified Kali, who was attempting to kill a cow, the emblem of peace and religion. The symptoms of Kali are (1) wine, (2) women, (3) gambling and (4) slaughterhouses. Wise rulers of all states should take lessons from Mahäräja Pariksit in how to maintain peace and morality by subduing the upstarts and quarrelsome people who indulge in wine, illicit connection with women, gambling and meat-eating supplied by regularly maintained slaughterhouses. In this Age of Kali, regular license is issued for maintaining all of these different departments of quarrelsome people. So how can they expect peace and morality in the state? The state fathers, therefore, must follow the principles of becoming wiser by devotion to the Lord, by chastising the breaker of discipline and by uprooting the symptoms of quarrel, as mentioned above. If we want blazing fire, we must use dry fuel. Blazing fire and moist fuel go ill together. Peace and morality can prosper only by the principles of Mahäräja Pariksit and his followers.”

As long as the cows are being slaughtered by the millions, we should definitely not expect peace (or health for that matter) in human society, as a matter of karmic reactions. It’s just like having a brother or a sister who is a bit of a simpleton. But your father, before his departure, has clearly instructed you to take good and kind care of this handicapped sibling. But you, with your devious and deceitful mentality, have resented this burden of love since the beginning and are actually harboring in your mind a clever plan to rid yourself of him / her. And one day you actually execute your plan. You may evade the state police but the laws of karma are infallible and are more sophisticated than the most sophisticated computers. There will be no escape from the laws of karma! The mundane laws of the various states will condemn you to many years of jail detention, if not life detention for your cowardly crime. Some states will actually condemn you to die. In accordance with the laws a Manu, the ancient Indian law book for the whole of mankind, a cold-blooded murderer deserves state-administered death, despite the speculation of mundane speculators and wranglers to the contrary. That is his / her actual benefit. That will allow him to start his next life with a clean slate. In conclusion, we may say clearly that cows are more useful alive than dead and that THIS CIVILIZATION IS A NON SENSE, CHILD-IN-THE-WOMB KILLING and DEMONIAC CIVILIZATION. And we may say it as many times as the number of cows that are being mercilessly slaughtered. That is to say, we may say it millions and millions of times.

THIS IS A NONSENSE, CHILD-IN-THE-WOMB MURDERING,

AND DEMONIAC CIVILIZATION!

YOU ARE A NONSENSE CHILD-IN-WOMB MURDERING AND DEMONIAC CIVILIZATION!

YOU ARE A NONSENSE CHILD-IN-THE-WOMB MURDERING AND DEMONIAC CIVILIZATION!

YOU ARE A NONSENSE, CHILD-IN-THE-WOMB MURDERING AND DEMONIAC CIVILIZATION!

YOU ARE A NONSENSE CHILD-IN-THE-WOMB MURDERING AND DEMONIAC CIVILIZATION!

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PLEASE REFORM YOURSELVES!

PLEASE REFORM YOURSELVES!

PLEASE REFORM YOURSELVES!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR CONSIDERING THE MATTER.

HARE KRISHNA.

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WHAT ARE LICIT AND ILLICIT SEX IN KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS ?

Licit sex means sex within the license of a heterosexual marriage, both civil and religious, for the purpose of production and raising of God or Krishna conscious children.

Such sex is godly and divine as Sri Krishna expresses in the BGAII 7.11:

“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 Bhäratas [Arjuna].”

Other forms of sex are consequently demoniac and are to be abstained from for those humans who plan to elevate themselves, within the cycle of birth and death.

Animals naturally follow their instincts. And there is an animal body available for even the weirdest sexual expressions, which I shall not enumerate.

Everything can be used in Lord Krishna’s service, including the genitals and such engagement is clearly regulated.

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The Accepted Member of the Family.

 

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on.
As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In… my young mind, he had a special niche.
My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey.
But the stranger… he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies.
If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn’t seem to mind.
Sometimes, Mum would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)
Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them.
Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home – not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our longtime visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush.
My Dad didn’t permit the liberal use of alcohol but the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly, and pipes distinguished.
He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing.
I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked
… And NEVER asked to leave.
More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents’ home today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.
His name?
We just call him ‘TV.’
He has a wife now….we call her ‘Computer.’
Their first child is “Cell Phone”.
Second child “I Pod”
And just born recently was a grandchild called “IPAD”

Ys
Dhirasanta Das Goswami

 

Personal note:

Dear Dhirasanta Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances and my humble congratulations for this acerbic article on modern life, even though personally, I would rather give the computer a very positive rating in Krishna consciousness. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

I also need to thank you very much for the good, uncontrollable laugh your article provoked.

Additionally, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate dandavats.com for showing some bite, as this article was originally published by and is still available on dandavats.com

Moreover, I found another funny idea and sentence on dandavats.com as follows:

Why don’t Hindu gods have as vehicles non-Indian animals such as kangaroos (audio)
By Chaitanya Charan das.

I live in the kangaroo country, Australia, and have had ample time to observe them. I would say kangaroos are not at all smart animals. Birds, for example, are smarter than kangaroos.  The crow is a much more cool-headed animal than the kangaroo. That could constitute one of the reasons, if not the main reason, why Hindu gods dislike kangaroos as mode of transport. On the positive side we may say that kangaroos are extremely tolerant of heavy rain, as they will not try to take shelter, even if the opportunity for rain protection is right in their front. Snakes will seek to take shelter. But again is that really intelligent behaviour? They also get crushed to death, one by one,  by moving vehicles by the hundreds if not thousands, often due to their stupid behaviour on roads.  They also reproduce profusely. If my memory is correct, Srila Prabhupada indicates that high reproduction means low class. ( Contribution on this point are welcome.) And they definitely use their tail as a fifth leg. Some rarer and tall individuals are to be feared for their attacks on humans.

 

On the whole, I may say that I spend some very joyous moments this morning on Dandavats.com and got into a excellent mood to start my Sankirtan book distribution day and other items of Krishna conscious business.

Thank you very much and

Hare Krishna

 

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