Sunday, June 25, 2017

Rathayatra @ Vaikuntha Hill Bangalore

Description of Rathayatra


vidāya samaya prabhu kahilā sabāre
pratyabda āsibe sabe guṇḍicā dekhibāre


vidāya—departing; samaya—at the time; prabhu—the Lord; kahilā—said; sabāre—unto everyone; pratyabda—every year; āsibe—you should come; sabe—all; guṇḍicā—of the name Guṇḍicā; dekhibāre—to see.


At the time of departure, the Lord requested all the devotees, "Please come here every year to see the Ratha-yātrā festival of Lord Jagannātha's journey to the Guṇḍicā temple."


There is a temple named Guṇḍicā at Sundarācala. Lord Jagannātha, Baladeva and Subhadrā are pushed in their three carts from the temple in Purī to the Guṇḍicā temple in Sundarācala. In Orissa, this Ratha-yātrā festival is known as Jagannātha's journey to Guṇḍicā. Whereas others speak of it as the Ratha-yātrā festival, the residents of Orissa refer to it as Guṇḍicā-yātrā. Link to this page: cc/madhya/1/48
anavasare jagannāthera nā pāñā daraśana
virahe ālālanātha karilā gamana


anavasare—during the absence; jagannāthera—of Lord Jagannātha; nā—not; pāñā—getting; daraśana—visit; virahe—in separation; ālālanātha—of the place named Ālālanātha; karilā—did; gamana—going.


When Jagannātha was absent from the temple, Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who could not see Him, felt separation and left Jagannātha Purī to go to a place known as Ālālanātha.


Ālālanātha is also known as Brahmagiri. This place is about fourteen miles from Jagannātha Purī and is also on the beach. There is a temple of Jagannātha there. At the present moment, a police station and post office are situated there because so many people come to see the temple.

The word anavasara is used when Śrī Jagannāthajī cannot be seen in the temple. After the bathing ceremony (snāna-yātrā), Lord Jagannātha apparently becomes sick. He is therefore removed to His private apartment, where no one can see Him. Actually, during this period renovations are made on the body of the Jagannātha Deity. This is called nava-yauvana. During the Ratha-yātrā ceremony, Lord Jagannātha once again comes before the public. Thus, for fifteen days after the bathing ceremony, Lord Jagannātha is not visible to any visitors. /cc/madhya/1/122
sabā lañā kaila guṇḍicā-gṛha-sammārjana
ratha-yātrā-daraśane prabhura nartana


sabā lañā—taking all of them; kaila—performed; guṇḍicā-gṛha-sammārjana—washing of the Guṇḍicā temple; ratha-yātrā—the car festival; daraśane—in seeing; prabhura—of the Lord; nartana—dancing.


First the Lord washed the temple of Guṇḍicā very thoroughly. Then everyone saw the Ratha-yātrā festival and the Lord's dancing before the car. CCMl 1.143
ei-mata gaura-śyāme, doṅhe ṭhelāṭheli
svarathe śyāmere rākhe gaura mahā-balī


ei-mata—in this way; gaura-śyāme—Lord Jagannātha and Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; doṅhe—between both of Them; ṭhelāṭheli—competition of pushing forward; sva-rathe—in His own car; śyāmere—Lord Jagannātha; rākhe—keeps; gaura—Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; mahā-balī—greatly powerful.


Thus there was a sort of competition between Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Lord Jagannātha in seeing who would lead, but Caitanya Mahāprabhu was so strong that He made Lord Jagannātha wait in His car.


After giving up the company of the gopīs in Vṛndāvana, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the son of Mahārāja Nanda, engaged in His pastimes at Dvārakā. When Kṛṣṇa went to Kurukṣetra with His brother and sister and others from Dvārakā, He again met the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is rādhā-bhāva-dyuti-suvalita, that is, Kṛṣṇa Himself assuming the part of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī in order to understand Kṛṣṇa. Lord Jagannātha-deva is Kṛṣṇa, and Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu is Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. Caitanya Mahāprabhu's leading Lord Jagannātha toward Guṇḍicā temple corresponded to Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī's leading Kṛṣṇa toward Vṛndāvana. Śrī Kṣetra, Jagannātha Purī, was taken as the kingdom of Dvārakā, the place where Kṛṣṇa enjoys supreme opulence. However, He was being led by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu to Vṛndāvana, the simple village where all the inhabitants are filled with ecstatic love for Kṛṣṇa. 

Śrī Kṣetra is a place of aiśvarya-līlā, just as Vṛndāvana is the place of mādhurya-līlā. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's following at the rear of the ratha indicated that Lord Jagannātha, Kṛṣṇa, was forgetting the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana. Although Kṛṣṇa neglected the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana, He could not forget them. Thus in His opulent Ratha-yātrā, He was returning to Vṛndāvana. In the role of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was examining whether the Lord still remembered the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana.

When Caitanya Mahāprabhu fell behind the Ratha car, Jagannātha-deva, Kṛṣṇa Himself, understood the mind of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. Therefore, Jagannātha sometimes fell behind the dancing Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu to indicate to Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī that He had not forgotten. Thus Lord Jagannātha would wait on the ratha for their forward march. In this way Lord Jagannātha agreed that without the ecstasy of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī He could not feel satisfied. 

While Jagannātha was thus waiting, Gaurasundara, Caitanya Mahāprabhu, in His ecstasy of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, immediately came forward to Kṛṣṇa. At such times, Lord Jagannātha would proceed ahead very slowly. These competitive exchanges were all part of the love affair between Kṛṣṇa and Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. In that competition between Lord Caitanya's ecstasy for Jagannātha and Jagannātha's ecstasy for Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, Caitanya Mahāprabhu emerged successful. Link to this page: /cc/madhya/13/119

tumi-vrajera jīvana, vraja-rājera prāṇa-dhana,
tumi vrajera sakala sampad
kṛpārdra tomāra mana, āsi' jīyāo vraja-jana,
vraje udaya karāo nija-pada


tumi—You; vrajera jīvana—the life and soul of Vṛndāvana; vraja-rājera—and of the King of Vraja, Nanda Mahārāja; prāṇa-dhana—the only life; tumi—You; vrajera—of Vṛndāvana; sakala sampad—all opulence; kṛpā-ardra—melting with kindness; tomāra mana—Your mind; āsi'-coming; jīyāo—give life; vraja-jana—to all the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana; vraje—in Vṛndāvana; udaya karāo—cause to appear; nija-pada—Your lotus feet.


" 'My dear Kṛṣṇa, You are the life and soul of Vṛndāvana-dhāma. You are especially the life of Nanda Mahārāja. You are the only opulence in the land of Vṛndāvana, and You are very merciful. Please come and let them all live. Kindly keep Your lotus feet again in Vṛndāvana.'


Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī did not express Her personal unhappiness at being separated from Kṛṣṇa. She wanted to evoke Kṛṣṇa's feelings for the condition of all others in Vṛndāvana-dhāma-mother Yaśodā, Mahārāja Nanda, the cowherd boys, the gopīs, the birds and bees on the banks of the Yamunā, the water of the Yamunā, the trees, forests and all other paraphernalia associated with Kṛṣṇa before He left Vṛndāvana for Mathurā. These feelings of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī were manifested by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and therefore He invited Lord Jagannātha, Kṛṣṇa, to return to Vṛndāvana. That is the purport of the Ratha-yātrā car's going from Jagannātha Purī to the Guṇḍicā temple. Ccml  13.147

The gopīs are always liberated souls, because they are fully in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. They only pretended to be entangled in household affairs in Vṛndāvana. In spite of their long separation, the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana, the gopīs, were not interested in the idea of going with Kṛṣṇa to His capital city, Dvārakā. They wanted to remain busy in Vṛndāvana and thus feel the presence of Kṛṣṇa in every step of their lives. They immediately invited Kṛṣṇa to come back to Vṛndāvana. This transcendental emotional existence of the gopīs is the basic principle of Lord Caitanya's teaching. 

The Ratha-yātrā Festival observed by Lord Caitanya is the emotional process of taking Kṛṣṇa back to Vṛndāvana. Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī refused to go with Kṛṣṇa to Dvārakā to enjoy His company in the atmosphere of royal opulence, but wanted to enjoy His company in the original Vṛndāvana atmosphere. Lord Kṛṣṇa, being profoundly attached to the gopīs, never goes away from Vṛndāvana, and the gopīs and other residents of Vṛndāvana remain fully satisfied in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

Thus ends the Bhaktivedanta purport of the Second Volume, Twenty-seventh Chapter, of Kṛṣṇa, "Lord Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma Meet the Inhabitants of Vṛndāvana."

Friday, June 23, 2017

Disappearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Disappearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Friday, June 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California

Sri Sacidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura appeared in 1838 in a wealthy family in the Nadia district, West Bengal. He revealed that he is an eternal associate of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu by his extraordinary preaching activities and prolific writing. Living as a, mahabhagavata Vaisnava, he stayed in the grhasta ashram until the last few years of his life. Then he renounced everything, accepted babaji, and entered samadhi, totally absorbed in the loving service of Gaura-Gadadhara and Radha-Madhava.

"He had a responsible government position as the District Magistrate (high court judge), maintained a Krishna conscious family, and wrote almost one hundred books on Krishna consciousness. At the same time, he served the Supreme Lord in so many ways. That is the beauty of his life. After a full day of government service he would sleep four hours, get up at midnight and write until morning. That was his daily program." (Srila Prabhupada)

Thakura Bhaktivinoda took Vaisnava diksa from Sri Vipinvihari Goswami in the line of Sri Jahnava Mata. Afterwards, he received spiritual inspiration and direction from Srila Jagannatha Dasa Babaji. Holding an exalted government post, vast erudition, and spiritual accomplishment never disturbed Bhaktivinoda Thakura. He remained prideless, always humble, friendly to all. Charity seekers at his home always left happy and satisfied. A well-wisher to everyone, he never kept grudges, even with opponents to his preaching. In fact, he never spoke a word that would hurt another's feelings. 

Jaganath Das Babaji Maharaj - Shiksha Guru of Bhaktivinod Thakur.

"The Thakura was always courageous and acted for everyone's welfare. Keeping personal needs to a minimum, he led the simplest of lives," said one pandit. In the following entry from Saranagati, Srila Bhaktivinoda, who had all pure divine qualities, takes the role of a conditioned soul to teach us how to advance in Krishna consciousness:

"You should always absorb your mind in attentively chanting Krishna's glories. By performing Krishna kirtana you'll gain mastery over the mind. Give up all false pride. Always think yourself to be worthless, destitute, lower and more humble than straw in the street. Practice forgiveness like the tree. Giving up all violence toward other living beings, you should maintain them. Throughout your life you should never give anxiety to others. But do good to them, make them happy, and forget about your own happiness. 

"Thus when you become a pious good soul by possessing all good qualities, you should give up desires for fame and honor. And just make your heart humble. Knowing that Lord Sri Krishna lives within all living beings, you should respect and honor everyone at all times. You will attain virtue by being humble, merciful, respecting others, and renouncing desires for fame and honor. In such a state, you should sing the glories of the Supreme Lord. Weeping, Bhaktivinoda submits his prayer at the lotus feet of the Lord. '0 Lord, when will You give me such qualities as these?' "

Always anxious to use every moment in loving service of Krishna, he followed a strict austere daily schedule: 

8 p.m.-10 p.m.             Rest (two hours)
10 p.m.-4 a.m.             Write
4 a.m.-4:30 a.m.          Rest
4:30 a.m.-7 a.m.          Chant Japa
7 a.m.-7:30 a.m.           Correspondence    
7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.     Study sastras
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.         Bath,prasadam (half-liter milk, fruit, 2 chapatis)
10 a.m.-1 p.m.              Court Duties
1 p.m.-2 p.m.                Refresh at home
2 p.m.-5 p.m.               Court Duties
5 p.m.-7 p.m.                Translate Sanskrit sastras to Bengali
7 p.m.-8 p.m.                Bath,prasadam (half-liter milk, rice, 2chapatis)

Summary Daily Schedule: 

Sleep             3 hours
Write            8.5 hours
Japa,study   4.5 hours
Work            6 hours

Srinivasa Acarya praises the six Gosvamis of Vrindavana, nana-sastra-vicaranaika-nipunau sad-dharma samsthakapau, lokanam hita karinau … "The six Gosvamis deeply studied all the sastras in order to establish eternal religious principles for the benefit of everyone." Similarly, Thakura Bhaktivinoda made unlimited preaching contributions to help humanity. And for this he's known as the "Seventh Gosvami."

Biographers list three major preaching achievements of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura:

(1) Wrote 100 authorized spiritual books. 
(2) Discovered appearance place of Lord Caitanya. 
(3) Introduced preaching innovations. Besides books (in Bengali, Oriya, English) reviving and explaining Mahaprabhu's message, he wrote hundreds of poems and songs full of spiritual sentiments and sastrie siddhanta (philosophical conclusions).   

Yoga Pitha - Appearance Place of Lord Chaitanya, Mayapur.

"His writings have made the sacred teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu fully available to every modern reader. And they are presented in a form which carries irresistable conviction and devotion," said a late disciple of Thakura Bhaktivinoda.

Sri Krishna-samhita, Kalyana Kalpa-taru, Sri Caitanya-siksamrta, Sri Navadvipa-dhama mahatmyam, Jaiva Dharma, Sri Harinama¬cintamani, Bhajana-rahasya, Gita-mala, Gitavalli, Saranagati, and commentaries on Bhagavad-gita and Caitanya-caritamrta are some of his works. The following quote comes from Thakura Bhaktivinoda's Gitavali:  

"He who has failed to carefully worship the lotus feet of Sri Radhika, which are the abodes of all auspiciousness. He who has not taken shelter in the transcendental abode of Vrindavana, which is decorated with the lotus flower named Radha. He who in this life has not associated with the devotees of Radhika, who are full of wisdom and love for Radhika. How will such a person ever feel the bliss of bathing in the ocean of Lord Syamasundara's sublime mellows?

"Please understand this most attentively. Sri Radhika is the teacher of madhurya rasa (mellows of conjugal love). Radha-Madhava madhurya prema is meant to be discussed and meditated upon. He who cherishes the lotus feet of Srimati Radharani obtains the lotus feet of Madhava, which are priceless jewels. Without taking shelter of Radha's lotus feet one can never meet Krishna. The Vedic scriptures declare that Krishna is the property of the maidservants of Sri Radha. Give up wife, sons, friends, wealth, followers, speculative knowledge, all materialistic actions. Just become absorbed in the sweetness of serving the lotus feet of Srimati Radharani. This is Bhaktivinoda's solemn declaration."

During the last five-hundred years, the original appearance place of Lord Caitanya had vanished under the indomitable Ganges River. In 1888, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura revealed Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's janmasthana at the Yogapitha in Sridhama Mayapur. Srila Jagannatha Dasa Babaji Maharaja, a famous siddha saint, and paramahamsa rasika Vaisnava, confirmed the Thakura's discovery. This most auspicious event delighted the Gaudiya Vaisnavas from Gaura-mandala to Vraja-bhumi. He established the worship of Lord Gauranga and Sri mati Vishnupriya at Yogapitha.   

In the mood of innovation, in 1896 he sent to universities around the world a book of slokas, Sri Gauranga-lila smarana which had a forty-seven page English introduction: "Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu: His Life and Precepts." This act rose from a keen desire to spread Lord Caitanya's teachings in the Western countries.

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura made three predictions concerning a person and a phenomena: "A personality will soon appear," wrote Bhaktivinoda Thakura, "and he will travel all over the world to spread the teachings of Lord Caitanya."

His second prediction: "Very soon the chanting of 'Harinama sankirtana will be spread all over the world. Oh, when will that day come when people from America, England, France, Germany, Russia will take up karatals and mrdangas and chant Hare Krishna in their towns?"

The third prediction: "When will that day come when the fair-skinned foreigners will come to Sri Mayapur-dhama and join with the Bengali Vaisnavas to chant, Jaya Sacinandana, Jaya Sacinandana. When will that day be? "

Srila Prabhupada said it's spiritually significant that he himself appeared in 1896, the same year Bhaktivinoda Thakura sent his book overseas. The will of Lord Caitanya, the desire of Thakura Bhaktivinoda, and the mercy of Srila Sarasvati Thakura empowered Srila A.c. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to spread Sri Caitanya's teachings and the chanting of Hare Krishna all over the world. Prabhupada fulfilled the Thakura's three predictions! 

Founder Acharya of ISKCON AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Devoid of pride, full of humility, radiant with pure love for Radha-Govinda, Srila Prabhupada gave all credit to the previous acaryas. "We should take it," said Srila Prabhupada, "that Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was the origin of the Krishna Consciousness Movement in its pure form."

In 1986, just one-hundred years after Bhaktivinoda Thakura's third prediction, three-thousand "fair skinned devotees" from America, England, France, Germany, Russia, and fifty other countries gathered at the ISKCON Mayapura Chandrodaya Mandir in Sridhama Mayapur. They joined one thousand "Bengali Vaisnavas" to rock the universe by chanting Jaya Sacinandana, Jaya Sacinandana, Jaya Sacinandana, Gaura-Hari. Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura ki jai!

In 1914, on the tirobhava tithi (disappearance day) of Sri Gadadhara Pandit (the incarnation of Sri Radha), Thakura Bhaktivinoda entered the eternal pastimes of Gaura-Gadadhara and Radha-Madhava.  

Goura - Gadadhar Deities of Bhaktivinod Thakur.

In Godrumadvipa (Navadvipa) Sri-Sri Gaura-Gadadhara, the worshipable Deities of Thakura Bhaktivinoda, await to bless any visitors to Svananda-sukhada-kunja. In Radha-Madhava's nitya-vraja lila Bhaktivinoda Thakura takes the form of Kamala-manjari to serve Srimati Radharani. His pushpa samadhi is in his bhajana kutir at Radha-kunda.

Earth Experiencing Highest Temps Ever Recorded

[PADA: Kali Yuga is not going to get any better, try not to take your birth here again! ys pd]

Vrndavana Cook Poisons Sadhus to Loot Ashram

Previous report:

Vrindavan, 2017.06.22 (VT): A group of sadhus have fallen seriously ill after taking prasad in their own ashram.

Twelve sadhus of the Varah Adyapeeth ashram at Vrindavan’s Varah Ghat fell unconscious after eating their midday meal. The mahant of the ashram, Shri Rampravesh Dasji is amongst the victims, along with Brahmachari Das, Dharmesh Das, Khadeshwar Das, Ramveer Das, Ganga Das, Vinay Das, Angad Das and others.

The sadhus fell unconscious immediately after eating. Their unconscious bodies were scattered about the ashram while the mahant lost consciousness in the verandah.

Due to the heat, there is very little movement in Vrindavan after lunch time. Because no one in the ashram remained conscious, it was only when Shri Vaidyaram Sevakdas ji of Malook Peeth came to visit in the evening, that the shocking scene was discovered.

Upon receiving news of the incident, Shri Rasiya Baba, Rasraj Maharaj and other mahatmas residing in the neighborhood rushed to the scene. They helped get the affected sants to Ramkrishna Mission Hospital.

Amongst those affected, Shri Rampraveshdasji, Brahmachari Das and Dharmesh Das are in critical condition and have been placed in ICU.

It is feared that someone may have poisoned the prasad purposefully.

St. Patrick's Rathayatra? (What happened to ISKCON?)

New Audio And Transcription Releases (Vanisource)

Monday, June 19, 2017

BBC Real Housewives of ISIS (Video)

[PADA: Yep, fanatics make their own religion look bad, and may make all religion itself look bad. Which is perhaps why atheism is increasing. Sad! ys pd]

Yogini Ekadasi 20th June 2017

Yogini Ekadasi

Yudhisthira Maharaj said, "Oh Supreme Lord, I have heard the glories of the Nirjala Ekadasi, which occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Jyeshtha (May - June).

Now I wish to hear from You about the suddha Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of Ashadha (June - July). Kindly describe to me all about it in detail, Oh killer of the Madhu demon (Madhusudana)."

The Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna, then replied, "Oh king, I shall indeed tell you about the best of all fasting days, the Ekadasi that comes during the dark part of the month of Ashadha. Famous as Yogini Ekadasi, it removes all kinds of sinful reactions and awards supreme liberation.

"Oh best of kings, this Ekadasi delivers people who are drowning in the vast ocean of material existence and transports them to the shore of the spiritual world. In all the three worlds, it is the chief of all sacred fasting days.
I shall now reveal this truth to you by narrating a history recounted in the Puranas.

"The king of Alakapuri - Kuvera, the treasurer of the devas (demigods) - was a steadfast devotee of lord Shiva. He employed a servant named Hemamali as his personal gardener. Hemamali, a Yaksha like Kuvera, was very lustfully attracted to his gorgeous wife, Swarupavatii, who had large, enchanting eyes.

"Hemamali's daily duty was to visit Manasarovara Lake and bring back flowers for his master, Kuvera, with which he would use them in the puja offerings to lord Shiva. One day, after picking the flowers, Hemamali went to his wife instead of returning directly to his master and fulfilling his duty by bringing the flowers for the puja.

Absorbed in loving affairs of a bodily nature with his wife, he forgot to return to the abode of Kuvera. "Oh king, while Hemamali was enjoying with his wife, Kuvera had begun the worship of lord Shiva as normal in his palace and soon discovered that there were no flowers ready to be offered in the midday puja.
The lack of such an important item (upachara) angered the great Koshad-yaksha (treasurer of the devas) even more, and he asked a Yaksha messenger, 'Why has dirty-hearted Hemamali not come with the daily offering of flowers?
Go find out the exact reason and report back to me in person with your findings.'

The Yaksha returned and told Kuvera, 'Oh dear lord, Hemamali has become lost in freely enjoying coitus with his wife.' "Kuvera became extremely angry when he heard this and at once summoned lowly Hemamali before him.

Knowing that he had been remiss and dawdling in his duty and exposed as meditating on his wife's body, Hemamali approached his master in great fear.
The gardener first paid his obeisances and then stood before his lord, whose eyes had become red with anger and whose lips trembled in rage.

So enraged, Kuvera cried out to Hemamali, 'Oh you sinful rascal! Oh destroyer of religious principles! You are a walking offense to the devas! I therefore curse you to suffer from white leprosy and to become separated from your beloved wife! Only great suffering is deservedly yours!

Oh lowborn fool, leave this place immediately and betake yourself to the lower planets to suffer!' "And so Hemamali fell at once from grace in Alakapuri and became ill with the terrible affliction of white leprosy. He awoke in a dense and fearful forest, where there was nothing to eat or drink. Thus he passed his days in misery, unable to sleep at night due to pain.

He suffered in both winter and summer season, but because he continued to worship lord Shiva himself with faith, his consciousness remained purely fixed and steady. Although implicated by great sin and its attendant reactions, he remembered his past life because of his piety.

"After wandering for some time here and there, over mountains and across plains, Hemamali eventually came upon the vast expanse of the Himalayan mountain ranges. There he had the wonderful good fortune to come in contact with the great saintly soul Markandeya Rishi, the best of ascetics, whose duration of life it is said, extends to seven of the days of Brahma.

"Markandeya Rishi was seated peacefully at his Ashrama, looking as effulgent as a second Brahma. Hemamali, feeling very sinful, stood at a distance from the magnificent sage and offered his humble obeisances and choice prayers.
Always interested in the welfare of others, Markandeya Rishi saw the leper and called him near, "Oh you, what sort of sinful deeds have you done to earn this dreadful affliction?'

"Hearing this, Hemamali painfully and ashamed replied, 'Dear sir, I am a Yaksha servant of lord Kuvera, and my name is Hemamali. It was my daily service to pick the flowers from the Manasarovara lake for my master's worship of lord Shiva, but one day I was negligent and was late in returning with the offering because I had become overwhelmed with lusty passion for enjoying bodily pleasures with my wife.

When my master discovered why I was late, he cursed me in great anger to be as I am before you. Thus I am now bereft of my home, my wife, and my service. But fortunately I have come upon you, and now I hope to receive from you an auspicious benediction, for I know that devotees such as you are as merciful as the Supreme Lord (Bhakta Vatsala) and always carry the interest of others uppermost in their hearts. That is their - your nature. Oh best of sages, please help me!'

"Softhearted Markandeya Rishi replied, 'Because you have told me the truth, I shall tell you about a fast day that will benefit you greatly. If you fast on the Ekadasi that comes during the dark fortnight of the month of Ashadha, you will surely be freed of this terrible curse.'

Hemamali fell to the ground in complete gratitude and offered him his humble obeisances again and again. But Markandeya Rishi stood there and lifted poor Hemamali to his feet, filling him with inexpressible happiness.

"Thus, as the sage had instructed him, Hemamali dutifully observed the Ekadasi fast, and by its influence he again became a handsome Yaksha. Then he returned home, where he lived very happily with his wife."

Lord Sri Krishna concluded, "So, you can readily see, Oh Yudhishthira that fasting on Yogini Ekadasi is very powerful and auspicious. Whatever merit one obtains by feeding eighty-eight thousand brahmins is also obtained simply by observing a strict fast on Yogini Ekadasi. For one who fasts on this sacred Ekadasi, she (Ekadasi Devi), destroys heaps of past sinful reactions and makes him most pious. 

Oh King, thus I have explained to you the purity of Yogini Ekadasi."

Thus ends the narration of the glories of Ashadha-krishna Ekadasii, or Yogini Ekadasi, from the Brahma-vaivarta Purana.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare !

Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare !!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jayapataka Health Update (Video)


Jaypataka swami -- guru of ISKCON Mayapura

PADA: This is a little amazing to us. ALL of us (neophytes) were warned by Srila Prabhupada and repeatedly, not to take the post of DIKSHA GURU. Why? Because he said it would mean we are ACCEPTING SINS, and this would cause us to GET SICK, FALL DOWN, or both. Yet! So many of our God brothers ran off and thought they were exempt from all these BASIC rules of the Vaishnava religion. They volunteered to become another Jesus-like sin absorbing diksha guru, and they did so left, right and center. 

They thought they could actually take the post of another Jesus, and absorb the sins of thousands of others, and how did you guess, they began immediately to get sick, fall down, and die prematurely. Jayapataka was of course a special circumstance case, he was as fat as a walrus because he was self-evidently eating like one. Meanwhile, the kids in his schools report not getting enough to eat, so he was eating their food, which was meant for his own school children. And so he bloated out into a huge walrus sized shape.


Then later on, Walrus-pada said he wanted to spend millions of dollars suing the Prabhupada devotees so he could kick them all out, which he did. And so one day he was yelling and screaming in the court about how the worship of Prabhupada is a bogus deviation, and two days after that, he had a massive stroke. He has never recovered from said stroke, and never will. Ever.

How did you guess, some of his followers blamed us for countering his lawsuit and making him angry. Well maybe, but anyone who is angry to see the pure devotee being worshiped has a long history in the Vedas, they get sick, fall down and die, its simple karmic mathematics. And if one takes away food meant to feed little children to stuff into his fat face so he can bloat out to be the largest walrus pada on the planet, well there is karma for that too.

Anyway, this is actually sort of indirect great news for PADA. Jayapataka has become the sort of self-evident poster child for why us NEOPHYTES should not and CAN NOT attempt being diksha gurus, because these neophytes will suffer various malefic effects in this life, and major malefic problems in the next. 

Of course we STILL have some few foolish people remaining, like for example Torben Nielsen, Ajit Krishna, Kim Moller, Hanuman (Croatia) who say -- what is the problem, any Prabhupada disciple can imitate JESUS and take sins. Nope! And then we have people like Bhakti Vikas swami, he actually encourages these people to take sins -- so he can get them to become sick, fall down and die prematurely. Great job! Anyway, here we see what happens when one says he can over-step the orders of his guru, he has to suffer in this life, and suffer way worse in the next. ys pd      

Yes Jayapataka maharaja, you should take more sins, go for it! You will take them with you into your next life ...

Bhakti Vikas Swami needs to be removed (Giribaradhari das)

RE: H.H. Bhakti Vikasa Swami


andham tamah pravisanti
ye 'sambhutim upasate
tato bhuya iva te tamo
ya u sambhutyam ratah
(Sri Isopanishad, verse 12)

Srila Prabhupada has often used the phrase, 'We are at war with Maya'. (Declare war on the illusory energy – Vaniquotes)

There are many instances of heroes in war. Srila Prabhupada tells many stories of the Gurkha warriors. (Soldiers (Conversations) – Vaniquotes) One such instance comes to mind. The story of the Gurkha soldier who was armed with his machete-like Gurkha knife when he was faced with an enemy soldier who had a rifle and attached bayonet. The Gurkha pulled the rifle and bayonet with his left hand into himself and at the same time chopped at his opponent's neck with his right hand, which was wielding his Gurkha knife.

In Mahabharat there are so many examples and instances of heroism and of great warriors. Just as we are familiar with the many ranks in the armed forces, such as private, lieutenant, sergeant, corporal, major, general, and so on, there are so many ranks in the Mahabharata and there are accounts of great warriors; maha-maharathis, ati-maharathis, maharathis, atirathis. (Maharathi (warrior) – Wikipedia)

Srila Prabhupada has said that we are at war with Maya. In war there are also many casualties. Casualties of war. "It is very difficult to conquer over the influence of Maya, but [he] who is firmly fixed up in Krishna Consciousness cannot be a victim of Maya. Anyway, we cannot stop our fighting with Maya, neither we can expect that all our soldiers will remain unhurt. You know Arjuna's son Abhimanya was killed in the battle in which Bhismadeva was a party. Fight Krishna's cause sincerely andyou will be gloried with victory."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, December 21, 1967)

"They are now feeling the pressure of the opposite party. So... Fight is fight. When there is fight, my Guru Mahārāja used to say, 'Some of our soldiers will die. It doesn't matter.' You don't expect that not a single soldier of your party will not die. No, some of them will die. Still, fight must go on. Fight cannot be stopped. So fight like brave soldiers, Krishna will help you. Don't make any compromise. No truce with these demons. Fight must be. Our fighting weapon is Hare Krishna movement. That's all. Sāṅgopāṅgāstra-pārṣadam (SB 11.5.32). 

Astra. That astra is yajñaiḥ saṅkīrtana, this saṅkīrtana, this astra weapon. They're now afraid of this astra more than atomic weapon. Is it not?"
(Srila Prabhupada Conversation, Bhuvanesvara, February 3, 1977)

So it is to be understood that in the fight against Maya there will be casualties. And so it has been proven. Many came into contact with Srila Prabhupada, took first initiation, took second initiation, took sannyasa, travelled with Srila Prabhupada, managed temples, distributed many books, rendered all kinds of service, were pujaris, book distributors, cooks and so on. But somehow in the war against Maya they became casualties. Maya is strong and will attack one, and sometimes a soldier will surrender to Maya.

[PADA: Correct, just about everyone knew all along that these leaders were falling down left, right and center -- from the 1960s to the end of the 1970s when Srila Prabhupada departed. In fact he suspended sannyasa just before he departed. 

This begs the question, why did so many people assume these falling down characters could pull off the stunt of being "appointed acharyas"? Even Narayan Maharaja said they are all monkeys, at the same time, he said they should be worshiped as acharyas. He did not think his monkey acharya's program would fail? 

Why did hardly no one see the writing on the wall, making a class of falling down people into acharyas would all end up as a catastrophic failure? And why are a few remaining people, like Hanuman dasa Croatia, saying that the leaders who went along with this bogus process like Bhakti Vikas swami -- are foolish acquiescing puppy dogs, simultaneously, they are bona fide? And why would anyone defend keeping BVKS at this point, which is the subject of this article?]  
Many people have suffered in their waging of war against Maya. Many succumbed to the allurements of Maya, were tempted by Maya and left the association of Srila Prabhupada. Some returned to the association of Srila Prabhupada, but many did not. Maya overcame them. The enemy, Maya, is very strong. It is hard fighting against Maya and it takes great will and energy and great determination to have faith in Srila Prabhupada, in Lord Caitanya and in Lord Krsna. 

To wage war against Maya the soldiers and the generals must be qualified. The leaders must be qualified. In order for the society to defend itself against the onslaught of the forces of Maya, the soldiers must have good officers commanding, guiding, demonstrating how and where to wage war. Captains, lieutenants, commanders in chief must be capable in order to demonstrate their prowess and steadfastness in the war against the enemy, Maya.

[PADA: Really good analysis here!]

And then we have the enemy within the gates. The enemy who is in our midst. The enemy who will slit your throat when you are sleeping, the enemy who will stab you in the back, the enemy who will sabotage your assault, the enemy who will give false information, the enemy who will modify the commands, the enemy who will mislead, the enemy who will confuse your mind, the enemy who will weaken your defense, the enemy who will thwart your strategies from within, the enemy in disguise, the enemy who assumes the dress of a sadhu.

It is hard enough fighting against Maya, but when Maya enters one's own camp and creates havoc, it is truly a routing disaster.

When a person first hears about the mission of Srila Prabhupada, first hears about Krsna and is attracted to the Hare Krsna Movement, ISKCON, and then leaves because of a temple president's abuse, or a sankirtan leaders's abuse or a manager's abuse or a teacher's abuse or a sannyasi's abuse, or of someone's abuse from within one's own camp, then that is most unfortunate. There have been many instances of children being abused, women being abused, and men being abused by various so-called leaders. 

And this has left many being traumatized, either physically or emotionally. Or sexually. Many of the abused have been tolerant and determined and stayed on to fight. Many more have not.

It takes so many hours and days and weeks and months and years, of book distribution, of harinam, of preaching to get one person to come and associate with the teachings of Srila Prabhupada. Then, if that person becomes disgusted with, and frustrated by, and horrified by, and has an abhorrence for ISKCON because of abuse, it may take many hundreds or thousands of lifetimes before that person will again be able to turn towards a spiritual path, many lifetimes before again being afforded the opportunity to associate with the teachings of Srila Prabhupada.

[PADA: Amazing, and sad, but very likely true. Human life is itself very rare, how many souls are in other species compared to humans? And then after that, association with a pure devotee is even more rare. And then, if one is pushed out of the pure devotee's lifeboat, he might sink back into the material ocean of birth and death for an extensive period of time before such a rare opportunity arises again.]

And sometimes there are some leaders who have somehow or other become leaders in ISKCON but they have become useless. In the history of ISKCON there have been corrupt leaders, fallen gurus, pedophiles and philanderers.

[PADA: Ouch! Or worse, the other leaders are, at least according to Hanuman dasa Croatia, compliant and compromised puppy dogs who simply follow and support the corruption without discrimination, so they can get the bone of post and position tossed to them by the main corrupt ones. And then as these compliant puppies chew on the bone of position given to them by the corrupt ones, this makes them even more weak and compromised.]

If the leaders, the generals, make mistakes, many people suffer. If the leaders are of poor moral and spiritual fibre, many people suffer. If the leaders cannot tell right from wrong, abuse from non-abuse men, women and children suffer. Many who wish to follow the path of Krsna Consciousness suffer. 

I would therefore ask that H.H. Bhakti Vikasa Swami stand down or be removed from his post. Resign with dignity. Through his recent writings he has truly demonstrated to one and all that he is unfit in every sense of the word to be in a position of leadership. That is patently obvious. He ought step down.

In the war against Maya such persons can certainly serve in the lower ranks, but not in a position of leadership. I hope that these online discussions have led Bhakti Vikasa and those who still follow him to realize that he is not of leadership material, and I would respectfully ask those who associate with him, his friends, his followers, to ask him to step back and recover himself. 

He is a danger to those who are fighting against Maya. He is a liability that ISKCON cannot afford. He must continue in his war against Maya of course, but as a private. Not as a general. It is obvious that he is not fit for such a post. Better he not misguide others and make more casualties.

It takes so much energy and time to encourage a person to take shelter in ISKCON. If a person has a bad experience it may take many millions of births before another opportunity arises for that person to engage in Lord Caitanya's sankirtan movement. People must be enthused by the association of genuine, caring vaishnavas; not pretenders. Bhakti Vikasa, I say to you, "Do you want to help Srila Prabhupada's Mission? Then please don't help. Your help is causing untold ruckus. Please don't help."

Of course, there are others in the hierarchy of the ISKCON management structure in the guise of leaders. It is not only Bhakti Vikasa who is a hindrance to Lord Caitanya's movement. Why are the contributors to Sampradaya Sun taking it upon themselves to point out to one and all, the frailties and dangers to ISKCON of having someone such as Bhakti Vikasa advising people on marriage or women or children? 

In the vernacular one would say, "He hasn't got a clue!" And he is not the only one. Why do we even have an ISKCON GBC? The GBC is a body set up by Srila Prabhupada to see that spiritual standards are maintained within ISKCON. But the GBC are not united. Each one has his own individual interpretation of what the GBC is. Not even the GBC listen to the GBC. So why has this mantle of responsibility fallen upon the various contributors and editors who write for the website of Sampradaya Sun? What are the members of the GBC doing? Why can they not take it upon themselves to speak out?

Just see what is happening all over the world. What has happened to the ISKCON standards? The GBC, the sannyasis, the leaders, the temple presidents. No one seems to see what is going on. However, if Bhakti Vikasa can be humble enough to stand down, reflect upon the teachings of Srila Prabhupada, imbibe the mood of Srila Prabhupada and take it upon himself to speak out, tell the truth, then perhaps we will have a start to a real spiritual movement, the real ISKCON, as Srila Prabhupada envisioned. 

And get rid of all the strange goings on in the various ISKCON centres around the world and focus on the mission of Srila Prabhupada as very clearly detailed in the teachings of Srila Prabhupada. Stand down, Bhakti Vikasa, before your ideas on child abuse and child abusers are passed on to successive generations. For therein lies the danger.

His true and good friends and loyal followers ought lend a guiding hand to Bhakti Vikasa. That would be for the best. Let him write books. Do research. Let him not be in any leadership position. He is obviously not a leader. Not in a practical way. And this is true of many of our so-called leaders. Srila Prabhupada uses the term, "mis leaders". From the submissions of Bhakti Vikasa, it is blatantly obvious that he is indicative of the deep seated problem. The tip of the iceberg, as they say.

Regarding the leaders in ISKCON: well, let's just hope that some persons of high moral and ethical character with a spiritual understanding will become the leaders of ISKCON. Hopefully one day. Krsna and Lord Caitanya and Srila Prabhupada willing.

There is certainly a dearth of that morality and ethics right now, as clearly shown by the position that Bhakti Vikasa has foolishly taken in defending the known ISKCON child abuser, Bhakti Vidya Purna. The ISKCON Child Protection Office has many files on Bhakti Vidya Purna and his treatment of young innocent vaishnavas. (Report on the Bhaktivedanta Gurukula Village)

Bhaktivinoda Thakura describes pseudo-Vaisnavas, "disciples of Kali" – Vaniquotes

Bogus/ cheating

Madhya 1.218 Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura says, "chāḍiyā vaiṣṇava sevānistāra pāyeche kebā: unless one serves a Vaiṣṇava, he cannot be delivered. The spiritual master initiates the disciple to deliver him, and if the disciple executes the order of the spiritual master and does not offend other Vaiṣṇavas, his path is clear. Consequently Śrī CaitanyaMahāprabhu requested all the Vaiṣṇavas present to show mercy toward the two brothers, Rūpa and Sanātana, who had just been initiated by the Lord. 

When a Vaiṣṇava sees that another Vaiṣṇava is a recipient of the Lord's mercy, he becomes very happy. Vaiṣṇavas are not envious. If a Vaiṣṇava, by the mercy of the Lord, is empowered by Him to distribute the Lord's holy name all over the world, other Vaiṣṇavas become very joyful-that is, if they are truly Vaiṣṇavas. One who is envious of the success of a Vaiṣṇava is certainly not a Vaiṣṇava himself, but an ordinary mundane man. Envy and jealousy are manifested by mundane people, not by Vaiṣṇavas. 

Why should a Vaiṣṇava be envious of another Vaiṣṇava who is successful in spreading the holy name of the Lord? An actual Vaiṣṇava is very pleased to accept another Vaiṣṇava who is bestowing the Lord's mercy. A mundane person in the dress of a Vaiṣṇava should not be respected but rejected. This is enjoined in the śāstra (upekṣā). The word upekṣā means neglect. One should neglect an envious person. A preacher's duty is to love the Supreme Personality of Godhead, make friendships with Vaiṣṇavas, show mercy to the innocent and reject or neglect those who are envious or jealous. 

There are many jealous people in the dress of Vaiṣṇavas in this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, and they should be completely neglected. There is no need to serve a jealous person who is in the dress of a Vaiṣṇava. When Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura says chāḍiyā vaiṣṇava sevā nistāra payeche kebā, he is indicating an actual Vaiṣṇava, not an envious or jealous person in the dress of a Vaiṣṇava.

This behavior is indicative of real Vaiṣṇavas. When they saw that Rūpa and Sanātana were fortunate enough to receive the mercy of the Lord, they were so pleased that they all congratulated the two brothers. A jealous person in the dress of a Vaiṣṇava is not at all happy to see the success of another Vaiṣṇava in receiving the Lord's mercy. Unfortunately in this Age of Kali there are many mundane persons in the dress of Vaiṣṇavas, and Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura has described them as disciples of Kali. He says, kali-celā. 

He indicates that there is another Vaiṣṇava, a pseudo Vaiṣṇava with tilaka on his nose and kaṇṭhī beads around his neck. Such a pseudoVaiṣṇava associates with money and women and is jealous of successful Vaiṣṇavas. Although passing for a Vaiṣṇava, his only business is earning money in the dress of a Vaiṣṇava. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura therefore says that such a pseudo Vaiṣṇava is not a Vaiṣṇava at all but a disciple of Kali-yuga. 

A disciple of Kali cannot become an ācārya by the decision of some high court. Mundane votes have no jurisdiction to elect a Vaiṣṇavaācārya. A Vaiṣṇava ācārya is self-effulgent, and there is no need for any court judgment. A false ācārya may try to override a Vaiṣṇava by a high-court decision, but Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura says that he is nothing but a disciple of Kali-yuga." Madhya Lila 1.220 Sri Caitanya-caritamrta)

There are many jealous people in the dress of vaishnavas in this Krsna Consciousness Movement.

"There are many jealous people in the dress of Vaisnavas in this Krsna consciousness movement, […] Such a pseudo Vaisnava associates with money and women and is jealous of successful Vaisnavas. Although passing for a Vaisnava, his only business is earning money in the dress of a Vaisnava. Bhaktivinoda Thakura therefore says that such a pseudo Vaisnava is not a Vaisnava at all but a disciple of Kali-yuga."
(Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila, 1:218 and 1:220, purports)

"By a false display of religious sentiments, they present a show of devotional service while indulging in all sorts of immoral activities. In this way they pass as spiritual masters and devotees of God. [...] to mislead the people in general they themselves become so-called acaryas, but do not even follow the principles of the acaryas. These rogues are the most dangerous elements in human society."
(Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 12, purport)

Soldiers (Conversations) - Vaniquotes

Many quotations about waging war on Maya. The crocodile of maya.

Declare war on the illusory energy - Vaniquotes

Sri Isopanishad Purport of verse 12:

"...And the pseudo religionists have neither knowledge nor detachment from material affairs. Most of them want to continue in the golden shackles of material bondage, under the shadow of altruistic and philanthropic activities, and in the name of religious principles, and still pass as spiritual masters as devotees of God. Such violators of religious principles have no respect for the authoritative acryas the holy teachers in the strict disciplic succession; and to mislead the people in general they themselves become so called acaryas without even following the principles of the acaryas.

These rogues in human society are the most dangerous elements and, for want of religious government, they pass on without being punished by the law of the state. They cannot, however, avoid the law of the Supreme who has clearly declared in the Bhagavad gita that these envious demons in the garb of religious propagandists shall be thrown down into the darkest regions of hell. It is confirmed in the Sri Isopanishad that the pseudo religionists are heading towards the most obnoxious place in the universe after finishing with the spiritual mastership business which is simply for the matter of sense gratification."

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Hanuman Dasa (Croatia) And His Puppy Dogs Acharyas!

Hanuman Dasa (Croatia): Last week, I tried the obtain the "guru (loyalty) form." You see, to become guru in ISKCON, you have to fill up the “guru (loyalty) form,” in which you promise that you will never criticize the GBC or the other “gurus”. In other words you must promise that you will be good guru puppy.

GBC gurus are loyal puppy dogs!

[PADA: Swell! Hanuman says (A) we need to still worship the GBC's gurus, despite (B) they are defective, compromised with corruption, and despite they are puppy dogs! We need to offer bhoga to Hanuman's puppy dog acharyas? Yep, that is what he told me! 

He says we cannot offer bhoga to Prabhupada because that would make Prabhupada "someone like Jesus" and we cannot have that going on! We need to worship foolish puppies instead! And we need to offer our food to foolish puppy dogs, and that will make it prasadam? Where in shastra does it say we should offer bhoga to puppy dogs, and then it becomes prasadam?   

Of course Hanuman is also right on this issue, in order to be a guru in ISKCON, one has to be a loyal puppy dog to the rest of the GBC's guru program, and sign "a legal oath of loyalty." A GBC guru thus really cannot criticize the other "gurus," or he will face censure, suspension, removal and even expulsion. 

And that is why all the corruption goes on, there is no real ability to speak out on the real issues, because everyone has had to sign a legal "loyalty oath" to the rest of the GBC, making criticism not only difficult, but also illegal. So that means the whole group is compromised, hence, loyal puppies to the corrupt system.

Anyway! Hanuman still says we STILL need to worship the GBC's gurus, simultaneously -- they are puppy dogs? WHAT! Hanuman is right on this one point at least, all the GBC gurus are compromised with corruption and that is why they are like foolish puppies who follow a bogus leadership program with no discrimination. A puppy has no brain to discriminate right from wrong, and neither do Hanuman's acharyas.

Hanuman's New Acharya for the Jagat!

The ritviks are bogus, because, they do not worship ignorant, sexual predator, criminal and compromised puppy dogs as their messiahs and acharyas? This is getting ritvik-diculous!

HEE HEE! ys pd


Destination of naughty puppy acharya's program?

Lord Perumal Worship in Chennai (Video)