Makhancora Dasa

Makhancora Dasa has 13 articles published.

Makhancora Dasa is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who in 2014 renounced his occupation of a psychologist to dedicate his life to preaching Krsna consciousness. Since that time, he has travelled all around Europe, to Canada, USA and Mexico, took part in running different preaching centres, gave guidance to countless souls and is a founding member of the Bhaktivedanta Lives In Sound Society.

The B.L.I.S.S. Editing Project Debate feat. Vidura Mahatma Dasa

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.

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Material Benefits of Chanting Hare Krsna

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

Harinam-sankirtan in Gibraltar

Since May the B.L.I.S.S. extended it´s influence to Gibraltar, which is a nice preaching ground with open-minded people and lively streets. Book distribution and chanting of the Maha-mantra – Hare Krishna, Hare Rama – goes on practically daily. Books distributed there travel to all parts of the world as many tourists visit this place. One of the sweet fruits of this endeavor was a featuring in a very prestigious local magazine – Gibraltar Insight with the Fuengirola Deities, Their Lordships Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra on the front cover of the June 2019 Issue. Wish us luck and Lord Krsna´s favor, so this nice program can go on succesfully.

“Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 14, 1972, and I have noted the contents with care. Yes, we shall base our preaching work on Lord Caitanya’s formula: sankirtana. After all, He is God, and if He recommends, what is the question of failure? that is not possible. If we simply stick to this programme as I have done it since the beginning, namely, kirtana, preaching, kirtana, distribution of prasadam — if you do like this only that will be sufficient. Of course, you may make the kirtana as nice as possible, with dancing, many kholes, karatalas, conches, and if you preach sincerely, anyone will listen and become convinced. The potency of Krishna Consciousness movement does not come from some outward showing, no, it is the transcendental sound vibration of Hare Krishna Mantra and the words of Bhagavad-Gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, like that. So now go on and develop the things in this spirit, that will be nice. We are not interested to attract millions of men to see some show. Better we attract one sincere soul to join us in ecstatic chanting and hearing, that will be of real value. And distribute books, as many as possible. If anyone hears something philosophy from us, that will help him. But if he purchases one book that may turn his life. So selling books is the best preaching activity. Sell books, hold the kirtana in public places like schools and colleges, preach — if you practice these things, and try to improve them more and more simply by your practicing sincerely, that simple programme will please Krishna the most and you will see that very soon.

Hoping this will meet you in good health.
Your ever well-wisher,
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

(Srila Prabhupada ´s Letter to: Sudama — Bombay 25 November, 1972)

Why Do We Want The Original Books Of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada?

It is of utmost importance to preserve the teachings of disciplic succesion intact, so that the spiritual medicine of Krsna consciousness remains concentrated and potent to be capable of curing the bhava-roga, material disease of the souls embodied in material nature.

Krsna consciousness, the system of bhakti-yoga, the supermost process and state of spiritual realization was confined in the Vedas, written in Sanskrit language for thousands of years and after the appearance of Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, when His disciples, the Goswamis of Vrindavana and other Vaisnavas expounded on His teachings, in Bengali language for hundreds of years. One had to be very fortunate to take his birth in India to be able to take advantage of this divine messages, or he had to learn Sanskrit and Bengali to study the original writings. The first pioneer to change this for the benefit of the whole world was Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, who first started to write on the topics of Krsna consciousness in English language and was the first to send a book on Lord Caitanya´s life and precepts to the Western educational institution, namely the McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His son, the great acarya Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura continued in his effort to expose the proper conclusions of Vedanta to the English-speaking populace of the world and on the order of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja, our spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada came to the West, to unlock this long sought after “fountain of youth” of spiritual knowledge, to inundate the whole world with ocean of transcendental nectar that brings about life of eternal knowledge and bliss. He accomplished this great task through the medium of his transcendental books and recorded sound in forms of lectures, conversations, song purports etc. which will circulate around the planet on and on for the next ten thousand years as a crystal-clear guide for those who aspire to make their way back home, back to Godhead.

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Update on the B.L.I.S.S. Spanish Farm Project

Today we went from the B.L.I.S.S. Temple in Fuengirola for our second visit to the house and farmland in the Cordoba area to start with preparations, to ultimately manifest a new temple of Lord Krsna. First and foremost business is the CLEANING and that was the main mission of the day. Bit by bit, we cleared up the veranda of the house and checked out the overall

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Why Are The Original Books Changed?

This short book is a shocking revelation to the community of devotees who assume that the first editions of Srila Prabhupada are without any changes to Srila Prabhupada’s divine words. Makhancora Prabhu through elaborate research work shows us passages that have been changed against Srila Prabhupada’s clear instructions and suggest to re-define what our aim in preserving Srila Prabhupada’s legacy should be. A must read for every devotee who does not want to see Srila Prabhupada’s words being played with.

Why Are The Original Books Changed? – ONLINE

This short book is a shocking revelation to the community of devotees who assume that the first editions of Srila Prabhupada are without any changes to Srila Prabhupada’s divine words. Makhancora Prabhu through elaborate research work shows us passages that have been changed against Srila Prabhupada’s clear instructions and suggest to re-define what our aim in preserving Srila Prabhupada’s legacy should be. A must read for every devotee who does not want to see Srila Prabhupada’s words being played with.

Who can serve Krsna?

In course of our preaching work, we many times encounter persons with doubts about their ability to take up devotional service to Krsna, especially when they see the procedures in the temple, the devotee looks (shaven heads, robes, tilak etc.) and when they hear about the discipline followed by the devotees, the deep philosophy behind the practice and so on and so forth. Often it becomes „too much“ in their minds.

Seems like a completely different world. And it indeed is a different world. It´s the spiritual world, but now we are encaged in this world of material forms and procedures. So how can one come to the platform of connecting with the Absolute Truth, how can one achieve that perfection of yoga? It may seem like an insoluble difficulty, to come out of our common ways and take to the path of bhakti. But is it so? Is it really so difficult? What is actually required?

The thing here is, that nowadays people in general are superficial. They let themselves to be guided by their eyes without hearing patiently and sufficiently, what to speak of pondering over what was heard. They come, they SEE and they go. They see these strange guys bowing down to pictures, ringing bells, speaking some freaky language and smashing their cherished ideas. „This brainwash is not for me.“

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Advanced Embryology in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam

The Hare Kṛṣṇa movement transplanted from the timeless vedic tradition into the western world by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda is based on authorized revealed scriptures, of which Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the formost. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam written down by Śrīla Dvaipāyana Vyāsa is the natural commentary on the Vedānta-sūtra, which in turn is the summary of the four VedasṚg, Yajur, Sāma and Atharva. Śrīla Prabhupāda summarizes the importance and purpose of vedic literature in one of his purports:

“The Vedas are compared with the desired tree because they contain all things knowable by the human being both for mundane necessities as well as spiritual realisation. The Vedas contains regulated principles of knowledge covering social, political, religious, economical, military, medical, chemical, physical, metaphysical and all that may be necessary for the proper up keep of the body and the soul together and above all there is specific direction for spiritual realisation also. Regulated knowledge means to raise the living entity gradually to the spiritual plane and the highest spiritual realisation is to know the Personality of Godhead as the reservoir of all mellows (Rasas).” (SB 1.1.3 purport)

Fools often object: “These are some fairy-tales of primitive people who were freaking out because there were lightning and thunders in the sky…” Unfortunately for them, it will not be so easy to prove this assumption. In the light of modern science, the statements and mind-blowing details of different aspects of material nature (to start with) described in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam call for attention of serious Absolute Truth seekers who are willing and ready to go beyond the limited range of sense perception, mental speculation, intellectual acrobacy and egotistical “I know everything” self-deception.

One astonishing description, amongst many, is the profound and extremely accurate account of the development of a human, from the stage of gametes (ovum and sperm), through the stages of an embryo and fetus within mother´s womb up to the point of delivery and after.

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Why Are The Original Books Changed?

For many years we have been developing a more clear understanding in regards to the controversy that has arisen around the books of our spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda. This article is the result of that endeavor. Those who sincerely try to follow his instructions cultivate and fully accept the idea that his vāṇi cannot be adulterated, because the pure message descending from the ācārya on his disciples is the essence of the paramparā, disciplic succession.

Let me say a bit about my personal history. When I first heard that Śrīla Prabhupāda’s books have been changed without his authorization, I was alarmed. Over the years, in my humble endeavour to preserve Śrīla Prabhupāda´s books as they are I have collected the complete set of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam printed before 1978, the complete set of 1975 Ś Caitanya-Caritamṛta, the 1972 Bhagavad-gītā, the 1974 Kṛṣṇa trilogy, the 1970 Nectar of Devotion and many of the small books (first printings). I have also translated a few of them into my native Slovak language, including the 1972 Bhagavad-gītā, 1969 Ś Īśopaniṣad, Beyond Birth and Death, Perfection of Yoga, Elevation to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness, Rāja-vidyā, The Nectar of Instruction etc. My understanding at that time was that the editing of the original text for the sake of translation should be nil or as minimal as possible even at the risk of compromising the clarity of the text. So I fanatically stuck to the English wording and although the Slovak result was often an awkward material to read, I just couldn´t allow myself any sort of compromise, fearing the inevitable changing of the sacred text in the process of translation to another language. When I look back at these first Slovak translations, they bring smile to my face. They blend innocence on one side, which is always appreciated but naiveté on the other, which may not necessarily lead to desired progress in our undertakings. Realizations developed and in the light of research we see the shadows of, for many, unpalatable facts. The reason why I am stating this is to emphasize that the following exposé is not a mere theoretical, political, or a social media type of viewpoint. I am speaking from a position of a translator who is trying to approach this problem from a practical side.

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Only by Devotional Service…

There is one śloka in the Bhagavad-gītā, which is essential in regards to understanding the Supreme Lord, Kṛṣṇa. He says:

bhaktyā mām abhijānāti

yāvān yaś cāsmi tattvataḥ

tato māṁ tattvato jïātvā

viśate tad-anantaram

“One can understand the Supreme Personality as He is only by devotional service. And when one is in full consciousness of the Supreme Lord by such devotion, he can enter into the kingdom of God.” (Bg. 18.55)

The whole secret on going back home, back to Godhead is explained here. Lord Kṛṣṇa says in another place:

janma karma ca me divyam evaṁ yo vetti tattvata

tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti so ‘rjuna

“When one understands the transcendental nature of My birth or appearance the nature of my appearance activities disappearance their transcendental nature you are eligible to enter the kingdom of God, you will come back to Me and you don’t have to take another birth in the material world.” We have to understand about Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa’s nature. And how to understand? That is explained here, in this śloka:

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