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His Divine Grace A.C.
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Srila Prabhupada's disciples, our function is simply to deliver these
two BHAGAVATAS, the book and the person, Srila Prabhupada. It is the
function of the disciples to confirm the instructions of the spiritual
master, and give assistance to the new candidates. It is not their
function to use Srila Prabhupada's books for alluring new candidates to
increase their personal following, as it seems to be the case today.
Recent Posts ≻ Improving on the Finished Works of the Master
It is well known that Leonardo da Vinci worked on elaborate sketches and studies in the creation of his many inventions and works of art. Mona Lisa was no exception. But it would be preposterous to now take down the great masterpiece which hangs in the Louvre and strip it or otherwise paint over it so that it incorporates the piecemeal studies that preceded its completion on the pretext of making it “closer to Leonardo da Vinci”. More ≻ Put Your Trust in Prabhupada's Instructions
You either embrace Prabhupada in your heart exclusively (excluding all other opinions), or you embrace public opinion. You, as a disciple, must have this courage and purity of heart. Otherwise you will forever be bewildered and doubtful. More ≻ Jayadvaita's Smoke and Mirrors
The real world is quite different from Jayadvaita's imaginary world. Even though the Swami constantly says, "It's not true!" Srila Prabhupada and Hayagriva did work together for almost three months in 1967 editing Bhagavad-gita As It Is. More ≻ Re: Someday...
Unless ordered by Guru to become Guru, some day never comes.
More ≻ How to be linked up with Srila Prabhupada
Thank you for your nice letter. You have asked, "What exactly is a devotee like me supposed to do? How do I get linked up with Srila
Prabhupada?" This is the question that plagues you, right?
More ≻ Krishna is a real person - Not a cartoon!
Re the Little Krishna animation series... I was present back in 1967, ’68 and ’69. Prabhupada was very disturbed when Rayarama das, head of the BTG publication, put a cartoon-like depiction of Krishna on the chariot on the cover of BTG. Prabhupada was emphatic, saying, “We cannot show Krishna in such a whimsical way.” Prabhupada was insistent, against all arguments; Krishna must be depicted in the western traditional style of art, like Rembrandt, Rubens, Vemeer, etc. More ≻ MKV video file for all prabhupada MP3 lectures
...We could put all of Srila Prabhupada's
lectures/conversations on one Blu-ray disk, all converted to MKV video
files, along with a VLC media player installer. The accompanying subtitles
could even be in several different languages! More ≻ Celebrating Srila Prabhupada's Vyasapuja 2010
Three devotees from Berkeley - Oakland have submitted offerings of appreciation for Srila Prabhupada on the anniversary of his appearance. More ≻ End of Jayadvaita Swami's Tenure as BBT Editor in Chief
Jayadvaita Swami has written: "To my knowledge, Srila Prabhupada never asked us to re-edit the book. As you know, and as we kept in mind while doing the work, Srila Prabhupada staunchly opposed needless changes. More ≻ Disobedient and Incompetent Editors Must Resign
They have not improved Srila Prabhupada's books, but rather created a situation whereby two or more versions of Srila Prabhupada's books are now on the market. Thus the validity of Srila Prabhupada's books, as his personal creations, is commonly in dispute. More ≻ Tact, Foresight, & Insight
We can see why [Prabhupada] did not make Jayadwaita a Trustee: we end up with needless changes, or as Jayadwaita himself says "insignificant" changes. More ≻ Something rotten with Radhanath?
Radhanath Swami recently has come out with a new book in the style of Autobiography of a Yogi, which Prabhupada criticized as vainglorious. So is Radhanath’s book in that same vain vein? More ≻ BBTI Spends Vast Sums to Hide Court Documents
The latest news is that the Los Angeles Trial Court on July 30th, 2010 issued a minute Order stating that all files related to the case not in the court file are not under the court seal anyway, so those can be freely accessed. There will be a hearing on August 31st to find which documents need to remain under seal. The GBC/BBTI/ISKCON LA combo needs to come up with arguments why they need to keep certain documents hidden from public view and for what reasons. More≻ GBC’s EXTREMIST ATTITUDE Recently the following shocking message is being circulated widely by Narahari Dev Das (on behalf of HG Syamasundar Das (ACBSP)) among the devotees in Bangalore and perhaps in India... More≻ What happened to the BBT I owe it to Srila Prabhupada and to the devotees, to yourself, as having been appointed by Srila Prabhupada to act as trustee for life, to clarify what happened with the BBT. More≻ Akruranath and Hansadutta on Facebook Direct instructions supercede prior instructions. Even Krsna superceded his entire Bhagavad Gita, dismissed it in ordering Arjuna to just surrender to Him and do whatever He says, and if there is any problem, Krsna says, “I’ll take care of it – fogedda boudit, Arjuna – I got you covered.” How personal and intimate is that? Krsna says, “Fogedda boudit.” How cool! More≻ 5000 Changes and Counting In a meeting at Honolulu temple some years back, Jayadvaita Maharaja actually stated, "Oh, those (original) books were horrible!" Those "horrible" original books, filled with Srila Prabhupada's divine mercy, made thousands of devotees in the '70s. More books were distributed then than now. More≻ How Ramanujacharya did it This is probably as close an admission as Kripamoya can allow himself to make that where the whole “zonal acharya” business went wrong was not with the zonal representation, but with the presumptuous attitudes “Now I am Guru, these are my disciples.” More≻ Srila Prabhupada in Germany An objective and informative television documentary by Tellux Produktion for Kommission des Verbandes der deutschen Diözesen about the activities of Srila Prabhuapda's Hare Krishna movement (ISKCON) in Germany in 1974. More ≻ Hazard’s Duty Pay is double normal retirement pay Pratyatosa Prabhu has come up with the proposal that ISKCON should have to set up a retirement fund for the GBC members... More The DOM alone will not fix broken Love and Trust When Srila Prabhupada issued this order or URGENT directive, it apparently was not taken into action. It was not implemented. We can say it was because the disciples who were responsible at the time of its issue simply did not LOVE AND TRUST Srila Prabhupada, and therefore failed to carry out his order. More Implementing the Direction of Management Those who proclaim, as Trivikram Maharaja does here, that Srila Prabhupada wanted the DOM changed or certain aspects not followed, if they cannot provide verifiable documentation SIGNED by Srila Prabhupada to this effect, then their statements are nothing but hot, worthless air... More History of the Fiberglass [Balaram/Tilak] Mrdanga Some time in 1972-73 Srila Prabhupada saw that the East Indians were not carrying on the tradition of making the original mridangas and kartals. More Evidence contradicts Narayan Maharaja’s claim ISKCON GBC at last has come out with a transcript of Srila Prabhupada’s last conversation with Narayan Maharaja on October 8, 1977, complete with the Bengali text and English translation, and has published an analysis. More Books are the Basis We ourselves are not qualified scholars and unable to translate the Vedic literatures. It is obvious, therefore, that our contribution to our spiritual master or to the effort and mission of Lord Chaitanya is to publish what has been given to us by our spiritual master and to make a worldwide scheme for advertising, promoting and selling these books to the public. More Chaste to the Original I also believe that to retain the true potency of the Hare Krishna Movement, we all need to be reading and distributing the same Bhagavad-gita, and offer obeisances to the same spiritual master, just as we all chant the same Mahamantra and worship the same Supreme Personality of Godhead. More
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