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Mayapur Flood Update

BY VRINDAVAN LILA AND PADMALOCANA Calf Born during the Flood


Sep 29, MAYAPUR, INDIA (THU) — The devotees woke up for the second day in the middle of the Ganga. The water has not risen in the last three hours and mangala arotic went on in the temple as usual, although there were less devotees present than usual.

The main problem is fresh veggies and fruits, although milk is still being delivered from our Goshala. Medical center, supply stores and Govindas have been relocated in the Chakra Building. There is no rain and the power is on, although in some parts of the grihasta area the pumps had to be removed. There is no lack of drinking water. (more…)

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September 30, 2007 at 8:35 am Leave a comment

Natural Calamities and Vastu

BY NIRANJAN BAB BANGALORE & RAMAN SUPRAJARAMA


Sep 28, INDIA (THU) — Nature’s fury, as considered by the science of Vastu.

The recent natural calamities (earthquakes, tsunamis and cyclones) in Pakistan, Indonesia, the coastal belts of Sri Lanka and India and earlier in Gujarat and in Orissa have left hundreds of thousands dead and homeless. Many of these people are yet to put their lives and properties together.

Were our ancient masters who laid down the laws of Vastu not aware of the destructive powers of natural calamities? Did they not think of these phenomena when they wrote their texts?

They did think of earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones and other natural calamities when they gave us information about ways and means of construction. They spoke of soil evaluation before construction began. They believed that a foundation of a building was much more than a combination of bricks, mortar, concrete, steel etc. They felt that laying a foundation was a symbolic homage to Mother Earth by man and every possible care to strengthen it was necessary. (more…)

September 30, 2007 at 8:27 am Leave a comment

The Devis and Demons

Durga slaying Mahisasura
Guler School, early 18th c.


Conclusion of the series, ‘Lila Pastimes with the Transcendental Demons’.

“The Mother Nature is, as She should naturally be, the most faithful mistress of Godhead and She becomes angry for the behavior of the Asura and thus assume the role of Daivamaya (generally known as the Mohakali, Durga, Bhadrakali etc.) and take at once Her grim trident and inflicts the weapon in the heart of the asura who is also Her son. The asura thus becomes subject to threefold miseries and this is done according to the plan of Godhead as the mother has to chastise the disobedient son in order to make him alright.

This process of chastisement is necessary for the benefit of both the asura and the daiva sons in order to stop disorder in the great plan of Godhead. As sons as the asura, however, surrenders unto Godhead as the obedient son and servitor of the plan of Godhead the asura is turned into a devata. The angry mode of Mother Nature at once subsides and she appears to such godly sons as the most affectionate Mother in the role of Yogamaya (commonly known as Laksmi, Sita and Radharani etc).” (more…)

September 29, 2007 at 1:11 pm 2 comments

Battles of the Visnu Avatars, Part 3

Hiranyakasipu

Lord Nrsimha Kills Hiranyakasipu


Lila pastimes with the transcendental demons.

“Hiranyakasipu wanted to receive a benediction from Lord Brahma so that in the future he would be able to conquer Lord Brahma’s abode. Similarly, another demon received a benediction from Lord Siva but later wanted to kill Lord Siva through that same benediction. Thus self-interested persons, by demoniac austerity, want to kill even their benedictors, whereas the Vaisnava wants to remain an ever-existing servant of the Lord and never to occupy the post of the Lord. Through sayujya-mukti, which is generally demanded by asuras, one merges into the existence of the Lord, but although one sometimes thus achieves the goal of the theory of monism, one falls down again to struggle in material existence.”

Srimad-Bhagavatam 7:3:1 Purport

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September 28, 2007 at 7:56 am Leave a comment

Battles of the Visnu Avatars, Part 2

Kalki Avatara

Lila pastimes with the transcendental demons.


Kalki Avatar – Killer of Kali Yuga Demons

“Those who are demons, those who are sinful, nature’s law is to place him in such condition that he will become more and more a demon so that he will never be able to understand what is God. This is nature’s law. If you want to forget God, then God will put you in such a condition that you can never understand what is God. That is demonic life. That time is also coming. At the present moment, still a few men are interested, what is God. Arto artharti jijnasu jnani. But time is coming ahead when there will be no sense to understand God. That is the last stage of Kali-yuga, and at that time Kalki avatara, Kalki avatara will come. At that time there is no preaching of God consciousness, simply killing, simply killing. Kalki avatara with His sword will simply massacre. Then again Satya-yuga will come. Again golden age will come.”

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September 27, 2007 at 8:07 am Leave a comment

Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava

Srila Prabhupada with his Sannyasa Guru,
Sri Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Gosvami


Sep 26, KUALA LUMPUR (WED) — The observance day of Srila Prahbupada taking Sannyasa.

 

 

 

 

The following is a lecture given by Srila Prabhupada on October 21, 1968 in Seattle, when he was informed in a letter from Srila Narayana Maharaja that his sannyasa-guru had departed from this world.

“One has to accept the renounced order from another person who is in renounced order. So I never thought that I shall accept this renounced order of life. In my family life, when I was in the midst of my wife and children, sometimes I was dreaming that my spiritual master was calling me, and I was following him. When my dream was over, I was thinking – I was little horrified: “Oh, Guru Maharaja wants me to become sannyasi. How can I accept sannyasa?” At that time, I was feeling not very much satisfaction that I will have to give up my family and become a mendicant. At that time, it was a horrible feeling. Sometimes I was thinking, “No, I cannot take sannyasa.” But again I saw the same dream. (more…)

September 26, 2007 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

Battles of the Visnu Avatars

Lord Nrsimhadeva slays Hiranyakasipu
Bhagavat Purana – Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh

Lila pastimes with the transcendental demons.

“The demigods, finding no other recourse, surrendered again to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu, who then appeared and counteracted all the illusions presented by the jugglery of the demons. Heroes among the demons such as Kalanemi, Mali, Sumali and Malyavan fought the Supreme Personality of Godhead and were all killed by the Lord. The demigods were thus freed from all dangers.”

Srimad-Bhagavatam 8:10 Summary

“Let me therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto the incarnation of fish, who appeared in devastation, although Your Lordship is the cause of all causes. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the Hayagriva incarnation, who killed the two demons Madhu and Kaitabha; let me offer my respectful obeisances unto You, who appeared as the gigantic tortoise that held up the great mountain Mandara and who appeared as the boar that rescued the earth planet which had fallen into the water of the Garbhodaka. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Your Lordship, who appeared as Nrsimhadeva, who delivered all kinds of devotees from the fearful condition of atheistic atrocities. (more…)

September 26, 2007 at 6:49 pm Leave a comment

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