Guest (4): You’ve been hitting on some of the Ten Commandments tonight like “Thou shall not kill.” Now, if you believe the… Keep Reading
When the ladies of the city of Dvārakā got up on the roofs of their palaces, they never thought that they had previously many times seen the beautiful body of the infallible Lord. This indicates that they had no satiation in desiring to see the Lord. Anything material seen for a number of times ultimately becomes unattractive by the law of satiation. Keep Reading
Prabhupāda: And this girl is psychologist?
Hṛdayānanda: (asks her what her speciality is)
Lady Psychologist: (Spanish)
Hṛdayānanda: She works in an institute of psychology, and she is particularly studying human conduct, why people act the way they do, and she’s also interested in learning something about our philosophy.
Prabhupāda: If you have studied about the subtle body of living entity?
We do not know when death is coming, especially in these days. We are moving in the street, we are moving by plane, we are moving… Every step, there is danger. Padaṁ padaṁ yad vipadām. It is a place of danger. So our life… We should consider this human form of life, especially Kṛṣṇa conscious life, is very important life. We should not be inattentive. So we should be very careful. Kṛṣṇa will, of course, protect you, but at the same time, we have got consciousness. We should also take care that before the next death comes, we must be fully prepared for being transferred to Kṛṣṇaloka. And it is very simple thing. If you keep yourself constantly in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, that’s the only thing. Then you are sure to be going, transferred next life. As I was explaining last night, simply by understanding Kṛṣṇa.
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, San Francisco, March 10, 1968)
The example is given in the Srimad-Bhagavatam that the decoration on the face of a certain person is not seen by him, but when he sees his face on the mirror he enjoys. In other words, whatever we offer to the Lord, it is actually enjoyed by us. Just like we prepare so many delicious foodstuffs for Krsna, but we eat the Prasadam remnant of foodstuff offered to Krsna. The whole idea is that everything should be offered to Krsna, and afterward we shall enjoy the effects. Keep Reading
Jñānagamya: It is the highest blasphemy.
Jñānagamya: It is the highest blasphemy, isn’t it? If one says, “I am God.”
Prabhupāda: No, highest ignorance, highest rascaldom. (laughter) Yes. How one can become God? If one can become God, that means the such-and-such, he was God. Then how he has become dog? That is another rascaldom, ambition.
Jñānagamya: A devotee is only supposed to want service, and sometimes he very much wants to be liberated to be finished with all this difficulty, isn’t it?
Richard Webster: Do you think it’s worse now than it used to be? Can you say that it is worse, the condition of the world is worse now than it used to be or is it relatively the same or…?
Prabhupāda: Oh, yes, yes. Worse now in these days because people cannot eat even. The facility which is given to the birds and beasts… They have no problem of eating. But you have created such a civilization that people are facing the problem so acutely that they have no means to eat. Do you think it is progress?
Yes, Sanskrit is spoken not only on Krishna Loka but also in higher planets, of the demigods. It is called the language of God and the demigods. It was spoken also on this planet, when people were all godly, they used to speak in Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the origin of all languages of the civilized peoples. It is most perfect, not only descriptive; the word “Sanskrit” means “the most perfect”. Because not a single word you can pronounce without having a bonafide principle. It is not like the English language, “but, put” with irrational difference in pronunciation, no principles. Sanskrit isn’t like that. Keep Reading
Prabhupāda: He can go. ( japa continues) Are you getting some interest with our association?
Yadubara: Yes, I am. I feel the effects of chanting very much.
The Vyasa Puja Offerings by the members of the Bhaktivedanta Lives in Sound Society 2019.
On the auspicious anniversary day of transcendental appearance of Lord Krishna, Krishna Kishor Dasa and Atri Devi Dasi, who are living as full-time devotees in the BLISS Fuengirola temple got married. The fire ceremony was conducted by the head priest of the Bhaktivedanta Lives In Sound Society, Sriman Purujit prabhu.
Last weekend was wild in The B.L.I.S.S. Fuengirola. We celebrated Sri Krishna Janmastami and the wedding ceremony of our Godbrother and Godsister Krishna Kishor Dasa and Atri Devi Dasi. The legal marriage dragged for months due to the office bureaucracy but the devotees finaly made it, by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada and Krishna. On Friday, during the festival of the appearance day of Lord Krishna they promised to be together for the rest of their lives in Krishna consciousness. After that we had a long ecstatic kirtan, prasadam, cinema and a discussion on Krishna´s pastimes.
Next day we celebrated the trascendental appearance of our spiritual master His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, we bathed him with flower petals in puspanjali ceremony and devotees read their offerings which you can find here.
If you are interested to take part in our activities do not hesitate and contact us. Hare Krishna!
“When a person dreams at night, hallucinatory figures created by the dream are accepted as real, and the imaginary dream body is accepted as one’s real body. For the time being, one forgets that besides the body created in hallucination, there is another, real body in his awakened state. Similarly, in the awakened state also, the bewildered conditioned soul considers sense enjoyment to be real happiness.
(KRSNA, ch.84 – Sacrificial Ceremonies Performed by Vasudeva)
As from the wood the infested fire can be manifested by proper manupulation or as butter can be churned out of the milk so also the presence of the Lord as Paramatma can be felt by the process of legitimate hearing and chanting of the transcendental subject.
Matter antimatter proton neutron all are different sources of manifestation of the Paramatma feature of the Lord by proper culture only. As from the wood the infested fire can be manifested by proper manupulation or as butter can be churned out of the milk so also the presence of the Lord as Paramatma can be felt by the process of legitimate hearing and chanting of the transcendental subject.
A human being is called a rational animal. When rationality is destroyed, the human being is left an ordinary animal. The difference between a human being and an animal is based on the strength of human being’s being above the animal propensities.
“Once while they were engaged in their transcendental pastimes, a great demon of the name Pralambasura entered their company, desiring to kidnap both Balarama and Krsna. Although Krsna was playing the part of a cowherd boy, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead He could understand everything–past, present and future.So when Pralambasura entered their company, Krsna began to think how to kill the demon, but externally He received him as a friend. Keep Reading
When the visitors saw Lord Kṛṣṇa with His thousands of queens, they were fully satisfied at the sight of such beauty and transcendental opulence. All who were there personally visited Lord Balarāma and Kṛṣṇa, and being properly welcomed by Them, they began to glorify the members of the Yadu dynasty, especially Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma. Because Ugrasena was the King of the Bhojas, he was considered the chief Yadu, and therefore the visitors specifically addressed him.
The devotees from the BLISS Fuengirola temple will be touring Europe again. Namely Purujit Prabhu, Makhancora Prabhu and Bhakta Max Prabhu will be distributing the holy names and Srila Prabhupada’s books on the way. They will live very humbly sleeping in their van and bathing in the lakes around Europe tasting the beauty of simple life. They will start off at Fuengirola and their aim is to reach England.
If you are living in UK or somehwhere on the way, and are willing to host them to do a Hare Krishna program in your house, please get in touch with the chief head of the BLISSTRIP Makhancora Prabhu:
The rough plan is to go through or around these places:
Fuengirola, Granada, Madrid, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Limoges, Bourges, Sens, Reims, Sedan, Liege, Aachen, Dusseldorf, Duisburg, Aalten, Arnhem, Eindhoven, Antwerp, Gent, Ostende, Dunkerque, Dover, London, Cambridge, England in general, Calais, Amiens, Paris, Clermont-Ferrand, Montpelier, Beziers, Perpignan, Barcelona, Valencia, Murcia, Almeria, Malaga.
LET THE MERCY OF SRILA PRABHUPADA BE SPREAD!
This is compulsory, early in the morning. What is the difficulty? You go. Of course one who is engaged extraordinarily, that is a different thing. Generally if you go to bed at ten you receive six hours sound sleep. More than sleeping six hours is a diseased condition. Six hours you can get up. Of course, those who cannot follow, that those who cannot rise in spite of going at ten to bed. Then he should not eat at night. Then he will be forced to get up. There is no difficulty. Don’t eat at night then he’ll be. So why not [indistinct] belly? Because it makes him a bit sleep more. So you do not overwork, then you will be able to rise early. This is easy.
(Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.7.29–30 – March 21, 1971, Bombay)
All glories and all victory to Vidura Mahatma Prabhu! Jaya! His conclusive realization in the matter of what books we should print will be the guidance for all the sincere devotees for the next 10000 years. This is how the pristine teachings of Srila Prabhupada will be spread. Like a transcendental torchlight this realization will show proper direction so no one gets lost in the ocean and flood of bogus editions such as ours that would plague the understanding of their unfortunate reader.
Just like, “Oh, so many people, they have got a spiritual master. Let me have also some spiritual master.” It is not like that. It is only jijñāsuḥ, one must be very much inquisitive of the transcendental subject matter. He requires a spiritual master. So here also, the Lord says that tad viddhi: “If you want to understand that transcendental subject matter, then you must approach a person, a bona fide spiritual master.”
And the process is praṇipāta, praṇipātena. Praṇipāta means full surrender. Pra means prakṛṣṭa-rūpeṇa, fully, and nipāta means completely becoming a blank slate. Blank slate. Nobody should approach a bona fide spiritual master just to argue with him and just to, with a desire that “I shall see what kind of spiritual master.” No. This is useless. You have to select a spiritual master…
My Guru Mahārāja, my spiritual master, used to say that you have to select a spiritual master not by seeing but by your ear, but by hearing. And you don’t select a spiritual master who has got a very good hair or beard or some very beautiful feature, “Oh, he is a very good, nice looking.” No. You must hear. Tad viddhi praṇipātena (BG 4.34). Śruti. The whole process is śruti. The Vedas are called śruti. The ear has to aural reception.
By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Lecture on BG 4.24-34, New York, August 12, 1966
The devotees of the Lord are always eager to chant the holy name and want everybody to join the sankirtan party. This time, right after Gaura-aratik the devotees grabbed the instruments and drove all the way from Fuengirola to Torremolinos to perform congregational chanting for the pleasure of the people there. During the Harinam people of the city were very receptive to the holy name and were transcendentally enjoying the procession. During the Kirtan one little boy ran to join the devotees as if he wanted to give up everything and join the sankirtan movement of Lord Caitanya, but his father run after him until he could catch him and grab him back. The devotees went ecstatic as you can see in the next video.
The sankirtan movement is so important that simply by hearing, simply by chanting, one becomes cleansed of the dirty heart, and he can understand the Absolute Truth very easily.
The Yajnas were conducted very nicely and everything was very clean and neat. Actually in the Kali yuga the real yajna is the sankirtana yajna as it is prescribed in the Srimad-Bhagavatam.
krsna varnam tvisakrsnam
yajnaih sankirtana prayair
yajante hi sumedasah
This is the sacrifice for Kali-yuga, harinama sankirtana.
Letter to Sampath Kumar – Hyderabad 20 August, 1976