Mass Murder: Cause & Cure

8/5/19

During the past weekend two more mass murder incidents occurred. This time in the USA, one in Dayton, Ohio and one in El Paso, Texas.

What is the cause and what is the cure?

Srila Prabhupada addressed both these points in the following conversation.

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: Room Conversation with Lt. Mozee, Policeman

Date: July 5, 1975
Location: Chicago

Śrī Govinda [now Śrīpāda Nyasi Maharaja] : Lieutenant Mozee.

Prabhupāda: Hmm. Yes. [indistinct]

Śrī Govinda: He’s with the Chicago police department, and he’s in charge of developing their relationship… Read More... “Mass Murder: Cause & Cure”

The Process for Carrying Out Srila Prabhupada’s Desires for Future Initiations.

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The paper presented below was prepared by ISKCON’s GBC after Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance and sent to all ISKCON temple presidents in 1978. I read the paper carefully at that time and was astonished to see that my Godbrothers apparently had so much knowledge of the matters presented therein. I remained puzzled, however, at how they had gained such insight and by the phrase “in consultation with higher authorities.” Who were these “higher authorities”? Years later I leaned “they” were Srila Sridhara Maharaja; the one from whom the GBC, at Srila Prabhupada’s direction, sought… Read More... “The Process for Carrying Out Srila Prabhupada’s Desires for Future Initiations.”

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami “What Sridhara Maharaja Has Directed, … I Take It On My Head”

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Srila Govinda Maharaja reading Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja’s letter (in Bengali), written to him on Jan. 29, 1969.

What follows below is Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s translation of the  Bengali to English (underlined portions were read by Srila Govinda Maharaja but not repeated by Srila Sridhara Maharaja).]

Sripada Govinda Maharaja, you will know my obeisances to you.

Your letter dated the fifth [January] duly received.

What [Sripada] Sridhara Maharaja has directed, I took it on my head. I take it on my head.

[Pujyapada Sridhara Maharaja] He is my always… Read More... “Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami “What Sridhara Maharaja Has Directed, … I Take It On My Head””

“Remembrances of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada” By Sriman Nabadwip das Adhikari

1 Walking with Prabhupad NY 1971

Walking with Srila Prabhupada in New York. I’m in the back wearing a dark jacket. 1971

 

2 Airport NY 1972

At the New York airport. 1972

 

3 Goswami Maharaj

Henry Street Temple. Gosvami Maharaj holding mrdunga. I’m in front with head turned. 1972

 

4 Holding umbrella 1973

New York airport. 1972

 

5 Tape Recording 1973

Setting up tape recorder for Srila Prabhupada to record “Jaya Radhe, Jaya Krishna, Jaya Vrndaban…” 1974

 

6 playing mrdunga

Prabhupada laying down second track for Jaya Radhe… recording.

 

7 Recording 1973

Listening to the recording of Jaya Radhe.., I’m on the far right of Srila Prabhupada. That was a great relief … Read More... ““Remembrances of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada” By Sriman Nabadwip das Adhikari”

Srila Sridhar Maharaja & Srila Swami Maharaja Conversation 06/27/1973 at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Navadwip Dhama

We offer this for the pleasure of the devotees, with full gratitude to the Bengali translators for the portions in bold type completed during February 2013. Bracketed “[ ]” text and some edits by Swami B.K. Giri.

Please Note: All transcriptions such as this are more or less works in progress presented with the expectation of future corrections and simultaneously with the intent to satisfy the hearts of the devotees eager to have these great talks available in text form for study and research.

Much work has been done by many devotees to produce these transcripts. We do not know the names of every transcriber,… Read More... “Srila Sridhar Maharaja & Srila Swami Maharaja Conversation 06/27/1973 at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Navadwip Dhama”

“Тогда ему конец”

Перевод: Шриман Муралишвара  дас

“Тогда ему конец”
Шрила А. Ч. Бхактиведанта Свами

 

Освобождённая душа никогда не говорит: «Я освобождена». Как только человек утверждает, что он «освобождён», он становится мошенником. Освобождённая душа никогда не говорит: «Я освобождена».  Такова характеристика освобождённой души.

Чайтанья Махапрабху, Он есть Бог – гуру море муркха декхи ’карила сашан [ЧЧ. Ади 7.71]. «Мой Гуру Махарадж увидел во Мне первостатейного глупца и подверг меня суровой критике». Он – Бог. Таков пример. Если человек всегда сохраняет положение слуги… Read More... ““Тогда ему конец””

Srila A.C. Bhaktivendanta Swami “Do Not Speculate, Hear From The Perfect Person”

Here is the Full Audio Recording for This Conversation:

Do Not Speculate, Hear From The Perfect Person

[Click the Downward Arrow to Download MP3 File]

Note: The translation of the Professors from Spanish to English, and Srila Prabhupada from English to Spanish was done by His Holiness Hrdayananda Maharaja.

Prabhupada: At the present moment it is required that the leading men should understand the aims of life and introduce it in the society for the general benefit of the human society. In the present chaotic position of the society… Just like we see on the road, cars are running with great… Read More... “Srila A.C. Bhaktivendanta Swami “Do Not Speculate, Hear From The Perfect Person””

“Then He’s Finished”

“Then He’s Finished”
by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami


Liberated soul never says that “I am liberated.” As soon as he says “liberated,” he’s a rascal. A liberated soul will never say that “I am liberated.” That is liberated.

Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He is God—guru more murkha dekhi’ karila sasan [CC. Adi 7.71]. “My Guru Maharaja saw Me a fool number one, and he has chastised Me.” He’s God. This is the example. If one remains always a servant ever-lastingly of guru, then he is liberated. And as soon as he… Read More... ““Then He’s Finished””

Srila Swami Maharaja “Letter to Srila Govinda Maharaja – 1955”

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Srila Sridhar Maharaja, Srila Govinda Maharaja & Srila AC Bhakti Vedanta Swami Maharaja in Navadwip India 1973

December 16, 1955

His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Kolerganj
P.O. Nabadwip, Dist. Nadia (West Bengal)

My Dear Sripad Govinda Maharaja:This morning I received two copies of your ‘Gaudiya Darshan’ and I was very glad to see its appearance. When I was at Mathura I heard from Sripad Keshava Maharaja that His Holiness Sripad Sridhar Maharaja is going to publish ‘Gaudiya Darshan” and today I find it actually… Read More... “Srila Swami Maharaja “Letter to Srila Govinda Maharaja – 1955””

Srila Sridhara Maharaja & Srila Swami Maharaja “Discussion at the Natha Mandir 1973”

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Srila Sridhar Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada. The picture was taken in 1973 on the roof of the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Natha Mandir.

Note: an audio version of this discussion is available in our “Audio” section of the “Media Page” under the title”2 Different Discussions In One Audio File”

Srila Sridhara Maharaja: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna. So, our Swami Maharaja has done a miracle! (Laughingly) He has done a miracle. What Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur conceived and Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada tried according to his conception to… Read More... “Srila Sridhara Maharaja & Srila Swami Maharaja “Discussion at the Natha Mandir 1973””