As a summary study on the second chapter of Bhagavad-gita this book vividly explains the duality of matter and anti-matter (spirit) and… Keep Reading
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.
“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
A Class in the memory of Kapindra swami Maharaja by Purujit Prabhu, the rtvik from the Bhaktivedanta Lives in Sound Society
The devotees from the temple in Fuengirola went to legally marry Krishna Kishor Das and Atri Devi Dasi, a couple serving in the temple as full time devotees, and they took advantage to distribute the holy name in Madrid as you can see in the next gallery. Please support the devotees activities so the mercy can reach everyone around the world. Hare Krishna!
Many times people think that when one takes to spiritual life, his material set-up may become somehow neglected or that they will loose or miss something in this regard. As usual, the opposite is the fact and in this short article we shall see only a fragment of the benefits that regular chanting brings to those who take it up with genuine interest. When we water the root, leaves and branches are nourished automatically. Keep Reading
Krsna consciousness is not very difficult job. It is the easiest and the highest, topmost type of yoga system.
We don’t ask you to have some troublesome or laborsome gymnastic. No. You simply come and hear, and this hearing, it is followed by nice music and singing. And beginning with music, ending with music, everyone will like it.
We have diverted our engagement for satisfying our material needs. Oh, that is not the mission of human being. That is the mission of lower animals.
The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence. By his grace one can cross the ocean of material suffering and obtain the mercy of Krsna.
…if people are simply given a chance to hear about Krsna, certainly they will gradually develop their dormant awareness, or love of Godhead.
“The spiritually powerful message of Godhead can be properly discussed only in a society of devotees, and it is greatly pleasing to hear in that association. If one hears from devotees, the way of transcendental experience quickly opens, and gradually one attains firm faith that in due course develops into attraction and devotion.”
The intelligent man situated in Krsna consciousness does not try to forcibly stop his senses from acting. Rather, he engages his senses in the service of Krsna. No one can stop a child from playing by leaving him inactive; rather, one can stop the child from engaging in nonsense by engaging him in superior activities. Similarly, the forceful restraint of sense activities by the eight principles of yoga is recommended for inferior men; superior men, being engaged in the superior activities of Krsna consciousness, naturally retire from the inferior activities of material existence.
(Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi-lila, Preface)
Our philosophy is, if anyone comes, let him take prasada, chant Hare Krsna and be happy. Everything is being supplied by Krsna, Krsna is not poor, so why we should deny them? This should be done at any cost. There is no difficulty, it simply requires nice management. At the end of the day you may sell or give away. If we believe that Krsna is providing and maintaining everyone, then why should we be misers? This means losing faith in Krsna, and thinking that we are the doers and suppliers. We are confident Krsna will supply! Let the whole world come, we can feed them. So please do this nicely, begin at once.
(Srila Prabhupada´s Letter to: All Iskcon Temple Presidents — Calcutta 18 January, 1977)
Hare Krsna! Join the most beautiful and transcendental celebration of Lord Krsna’s appearance day with the devotees from the Hare Krishna Temple Fuengirola. Vedic wedding with an impressive fire sacrifice, devotional music, ecstatic dancing, cinema, tasty and delicious vegetarian love feast -all included in one night in BLISS Fuengirola. Get the blessings of Lord Krsna! The program takes place on the 23d of August, Friday, and starts at 2pm. Children and families welcome!
Last weekend devotees from the B.L.I.S.S. Fuengirola had the opportunity to be present in the Ink & Art tattoo festival organized by Jaganatha Balarama Prabhu and his wife Radharani Mataji that took place in the halls of a luxurious hotel of Fuengirola. Keep Reading
…he was personal friend of Kṛṣṇa. Just try to understand how much qualified he was. Keep Reading
compiled from the vani of Srila Prabhupada
16 ROUNDS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY IN ORDER TO REMEMBER KRSNA ALWAYS
So far as your question about arranging time, our first business is to regularly complete our chanting 16 rounds each day.
Letter to: Kirtanananda — Los Angeles 2 December, 1968
My advise is always chant 16 rounds minimum and follow the four regulative principles. All of my disciples must agree on this point otherwise they are not my disciples. Let one live anywhere, but stick to the principles. Disagreements will continue in this material world. So one may live in a suitable place, but one must follow these five principles. My disciples must follow these principles living either in heaven or hell.
Letter to: Raja Laksmi — Mayapur 17 February, 1976