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who am I

The Bhagavad-gita, chapter two text twenty states:
“For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.”

So who am I?

What is my real identity?

Am I a human?
Am I American, Indian, black, white, latino etc?
Am I Hindu, Jewish, Christian or Buddhist etc?
Am I my country?
Am I my social circle?
Am I my style?
Am I my favorite music or television show?
Am I my body?
Am I my mind?
Am I my thoughts?

What is the self?

Who am I?

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Maria Sharapova gets A Bhagavad-gita

This summer KrishnaPath was on the Vans Warped Tour distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books. One day at the Massachusetts Warped Tour I met a nice young man and woman who each bought Srila Prabhupada’s original Bhagavad-gita As It Is. The lady was very interested in spirituality and eastern philosophy and was asking questions so we began talking. After some time in our conversation they told me that actually they are famous tennis players And if I remember corectly the man said he is a skier. They told me they were on a world tour and today decided to come out to the warped tour.

I at first did not believe them and thought that they were just joking with me (I mean what are world famous tennis players doing at the warped tour? – I guess Krishna sent them there so they can get Srila Prabhupada transcendentally wonderful books, why else?).

Anyway, they said “no really we are not lying, google us”. The woman told me her name is Maria Sharapova and the man said his name is Hunter Lathrope.

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Controversy Theory

 

KrishnaPath.org is an apolitical website devoted to the free transmission/download of transcendental wisdom as given to us by Srila Prabhupada.
Recently a friend asked me to read the following very well written article and as I read it it practically brought tears to my eyes and rang the clear bell of truth in my heart. It is written by a very advanced senior direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada (pictured below on Srila Prabhupada’s right side). Often times when Srila Prabhupada’s disciples would him questions he would simply say “consult Rupanuga”.  So in this case I think KrishnaPath.org can make this rare exception of posting such a controversial article as this for the reflection of the devotee community.

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Brahma-bhutah prasannatma

Because the education was very high, Vedic education. Satisfied with Brahman realization. Brahma-bhūtaḥ prasannātmā [Bg. 18.54]. Not very long ago, say about 300 years ago, there was a brāhmaṇa, a very rigid brāhmaṇa, in Kṛṣṇa-nagara, near our Māyāpura. And brāhmaṇa’s business, he was teaching. So the king of that place, means a big zamindar, Rājā Kṛṣṇa-candra … By his name, that place is Kṛṣṇa-nagara. So he heard about the brāhmaṇa, very learned brāhmaṇa, but very poor. So he one day came to him and asked him, “Brāhmaṇa, can I help you any way?” So he said, “No, I don’t require any help from you.”
“No, I see you are so poverty-stricken. You have no sufficient means.” “No, I am not poverty-stricken. My students, they get some alms of rice. So my wife boils the rice, and here is a tamarind tree. So I take some leaves and boil it, and that’s sufficient. Why I am poverty-stricken?” He’s satisfied, whatever is coming automatically, that’s all. He doesn’t require any higher standard of life, any botheration. He is satisfied, little rice and tamarind juice. That’s all. So in each and every home, formerly, this independence was very much valued. So at the modern education this independence is being killed. People are becoming unemployed, machine. Machine … High technologist means he must find out a job where technological machines are there. Otherwise he will starve, and he will have to go round, factory to factory: “Will you give me some service?” “No vacancy.”
(Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.3.18-19 – Bombay, March 23, 1977,  At Cross Maidan Pandal)

 

So we see here how nicely Srila Prabhupada puts it, what is real success in life – Brahma-bhūtaḥ prasannātmā. This is happiness! It is there within us always. We do not have to go anywhere, chase after anything or any one, we do not have to do anything. We must simply see what happiness is there waiting within.

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Jesus In The Vedic Scriptures

 

Once upon a time the subduer of the Sakas went towards the  and in the middle of the Huna county (Western Tibet), the powerful king saw an auspicious man who was living on a mountain. The man’s complexion was golden and his clothes were white (Bhavishya Purana 19.22)

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