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Chant the Hare Krishna mantra













maha mantra

 

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“This transcendental vibration by chanting of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, is the sublime method for reviving our Krishna consciousness. As living spiritual soul, we are all originally Krishna conscious entities, but due to our association with matter from time immemorial, our consciousness is now polluted by material atmosphere. In this polluted concept of life we are all trying to exploit the resources of material nature, but actually we are becoming more and more entangled in our complexities. This illusion is called maya, or hard struggle for existence, for winning over the stringent laws of material nature. This illusory struggle against material nature can at once be stopped by revival of our Krishna consciousness.

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A Devotees Personal Life













Recently I was thinking how nice it is to spend my life giving people Spiritual knowledge and I know many people may be interested in what is a devotees personal life like so I wrote this personal honest account of my life:

I feel so fortunate to be able to assist in others becoming fortunate. For the last 16 years of my life I have been daily distributing the timeless transcendental wisdom translated into english by Srila Prabhupada. Daily I go out and meet so many people and offer them Srila Prabhupada’s books and they often look deep into my eyes with this intense look of focus, gratitude, amazement, and relief (relief because they are finally getting what their souls have been craving for, for so long, and is so valuable) and thank me repeatedly for doing what I do. It really is nice.

It is so nice not because it gives me a big ego trip that I am the one giving them this wonderful stuff and they are so grateful to me, but because it is really important and makes a difference in this world and touches people deep in their hearts! (And for me the most important thing is I know Srila Prabhupada really wants these books distributed.)

This service is not just profiteering or trying to work to get a few bucks to maintain my bodily existence trying to satisfy (or create/manipulate) the unending river of bodily or mental desires that we are helplessly carried away by, like being trapped on a roller-coaster ride that will not stop and there is no way off. Not a dreary job we do because we have to, so we do it with no fresh enthusiasm to try to really help the people that our job is there for. No, this is an offering of something real, a positive alternative to the boring dreariness of monotonous material life.

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Desires? Just Add Krishna!













desire just add krishna

“Perfection of pure devotional service is attained when all attention is diverted towards the transcendental loving service of the Lord. To cut off the tie of all other affections does not mean complete negation of the finer elements, like affection for someone else. This is not possible. A living being, whoever he may be, must have this feeling of affection for others because this is a symptom of life. The symptoms of life, such as desire, anger, hankerings, feelings of attraction, etc., cannot be annihilated. Only the objective has to be changed. Desire cannot be negated, but in devotional service the desire is changed only for the service of the Lord in place of desire for sense gratification. The so-called affection for family, society, country, etc., consists of different phases of sense gratification. When this desire is changed for the satisfaction of the Lord, it is called devotional service.”

We were all born not by chance but by our own perfect selection, work and the way in which we chose to live our last life (some call this Karma or reincarnation). We took our birth in a particular family, situation and country, and got a specific type of body, mentality, set of desires just suiting the consciousness we cultivated over many lives. This birth, body, mind, circumstances etc was all specifically awarded to us in a very scientific system that has been in place since time immemorial. Since we are here in this situation and with our particular specific individual desires and mentality we are not going to change it too easily!!!

BUT we always have our free will! This we will never ever lose – this no one can take away from us no matter what!!!  What we CAN do is choose HOW we use that nature.

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Photographic Evidence – Taj Mahal a Vedic Temple













Was the Taj Mahal a Vedic Temple?

The Photographic Evidence

This presents photographs (listed below) that show the Vedic influence found in such buildings as the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and other structures in India. It also presents photos of drawings and art that have been discovered from other parts of the world, such as Arabia, Egypt, Greece and Italy, that show a definite Vedic influence. No matter whether you accept all of this or not, it nonetheless makes for an extremely fascinating and interesting story. Take a look and decide for yourself what you think. Also, let other people know about these, or print and use them for your own displays in your temple, office or home.  Or exhibit the slide show for others to see.

We have all heard how the Taj Mahal, which is considered one of the great wonders of the world, was built as the preeminent expression of a man’s love for a wife. That it was built by emperor Shah Jahan in commemoration of his wife Mumtaz. However, in our continuous effort to get to the truth, we have recently acquired some very important documents and information. There is evidence that the Taj Mahal was never built by Shah Jahan. Some say the Taj Mahal pre-dates Shah Jahan by several centuries and was originally built as a Hindu or Vedic temple/palace complex. Shah Jahan merely acquired it from its previous owner, the Hindu King Jai Singh.  In fact, as recently as 1910, the Encyclopedia Brittanica also said that it was a pre-existing building before Shah Jahan.

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The Question of the Taj Mahal













 

 

 

The Question of the Taj Mahal

By P. S. Bhat and A. L. Athawale

(from the Itihas Patrika, Vol. 5, pp 98-111, 1985)

ABSTRACT

This paper deals with the Taj Mahal, the magnificent marble edifice on the banks of the river Jamuna, in the southern part of Agra city. It is generally believed by historians and laymen alike that the building was erected as a mausoleum by the 5th generation Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, and that the period of its construction was 1631-53 AD.

The basis of these claims has been questioned by Shri P. N. Oak in his book “The Taj Mahal is a Temple Palace.” The substance of Shri Oak’s thesis is that the edifice was originally built as a temple in the 12th century AD, and was subsequently used as a palace by the alien aggressors. The building again fell into the hands of the Rajput kings during the period of Humayun, and was put to use as a palace by Raja Man Singh of Jaipur. And that it was finally commandeered by Shah Jahan from Raja Jai Singh of Jaipur, and was converted into a mausoleum.

The controversy assumes importance as it questions some of the basic premises of mediaeval Indian archeology. This paper attempts to place in perspective some of the pertinent questions that arise on the subject.

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Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare  ॐ हरे कृष्णा हरे कृष्णा कृष्णा कृष्णा हरे हरे। हरे रामा हरे रामा रामा रामा हरे हरे॥ ॐ