Rupanuga Prabhu

Rupanuga Prabhu at Srila Prabhupada's lotus feet

Rupanuga Prabhu (right) at Srila Prabhupada’s lotus feet


Taking Credit Where Credit’s Due


By Rupanuga das, ACBSP


The revised and enlarged edition of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, as published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) 1983, disregards the academic community’s protocols or standards governing the revised editions of the books. According to the guidelines now widely accepted and practiced by publishers and academicians, the names of editors and co-authors of such newly revised editions are to be included along with dates. This distinguishes such a 2nd edition from a publication which is only a second printing of an author’s original first edition.

A controversy was created because Srila Prabhupada, the author, was not present to consult with or personally authorize a re-edit of the book, which was first published as an unabridged, “complete edition” in 1972 by the Macmillan Company. From 1972 until 1977, the year Srila Prabhupada passed away, the book had been constantly studied by his disciples, widely distributed to the public and often favorably reviewed. During this time there were no proposals from anyone, nor an explicit authorization from Srila Prabhupada to revise the book then or in the future.

The editors of the 1983, 2nd edition, attempt to circumvent their lack of direct or explicit authorization from Srila Prabhupada by assuming and asserting that his authorization was implicit in his verbal and written approval of Jayadvaita Brahmachari’s editorial work — although during Srila Prabhupada’s time there was no expectation that Jayadvaita or anyone else would be extensively re-editing the Bhagavad-gita As It Is in the future. Srila Prabhupada had noted only a few, easily rectified changes to be made in the book.

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2 comets (ISON & Encke) approaching Earth fast!

2 comets approaching Earth fast!

2 comets approaching Earth fast!
2 comets approaching Earth fast!

There are two comets (ISON & Encke) approaching Earth fast!



What did Prabhupada say about comets?

Here are some nice quotes from Srila Prabhupada about comets:


Prabhupada: generally we know when there is comet, there is very bad effect.
(Morning Walk – January 3, 1974, Los Angeles)

As soon as there is comet, there will be some disaster. Very great disaster. In our childhood we saw the comet, not this like. That was small comet. Still, the first world war was there declared. That we have seen in 1914.
Nara-narayana: Halley’s comet.
Prabhupada: Eh?
Nara-narayana: I think they called it Halley’s comet. Halley’s comet.
Prabhupada: Now the… You can expect at any moment disaster in this material world, but the comet is the sign that there will be some great disaster.
(Morning Walk – January 3, 1974, Los Angeles)

Bali-mardana: There’s a comet in the sky and they’re saying that some very inauspicious…
Prabhupada: And what is auspicity now? Eh? What is auspicity now? We are describing all inauspicity, even without the comet. (laughter) Where do you find the auspicity? One man said that “He has kicked me, he has beaten me with shoes, and again he has said that ‘I shall insult you.’ ” Where is the scarcity of insult? If he is beaten by shoes and kicked by his leg, and still he’s expecting some more insult? You are already in inauspicity. Why you are expecting more inauspicity by the presence of comet? We are already in inauspicity. And therefore these descriptions are there. You have no fixture anything — where to live, where to take bath, where to eat, where to have sex life — nothing fixed up. Everything catastrophe, chaos. What more inauspicity you want? Everywhere. Here even one problem, another, in another country, another problem, another problem, another problem. He must be problematic. Daivi hy esa… Because anyone who is not Krsna conscious, he must be punished by the laws of nature.
(Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.22 – Hawaii, January 18, 1974)



Prayer to the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada




Prayer to the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada


I am not your moon,
not even moondust.
Just one of the nonsense stars
twinkling and tumbling,
trying to keep up with pace,
trying to stay on surface
of the wild insane waves-
material nature.
Hoping to gasp some air-
your wisdom words,
transcendental knowledge,
literatures from above.
Please stay in my sight
and keep on luminating
the magic shine-
lit my light.
Show me the path
closer to God
closer to home
to originality.



By an anonymous devotee…



New AudioBook – The Perfection of Yoga original 1972 edition

Free Download The Perfection of Yoga AudioBook

The original 1972 Perfection of Yoga Audio Book for free download


Free Download The Perfection of YogaWe are very happy to announce that the original 1972 Perfection of Yoga Prabhupada AudioBook is now available for free download.

Please click on the Audiobook devotee on your left to be taken to the free download page and enjoy this transcendental audiobook that is offered to the devotees by the new audiobook maker volunteer on

On this most auspicious disappearance day of the world Acharya and Jagad Guru his Divine Grace A.C. bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, we are very pleased to offer to our master Srila Prabhupada, and to the world, this wonderful original AudioBook recording.

Prabhupada has said:

Reporter: What will happen to the movement in the United States when you die?
Prabhupada: I WILL NEVER DIE.
Devotees: Jaya! Hari bol! (laughter)

Bhaktivinoda Thakura has Instructed us “He reasons ill who tells that Vaishnavas die When thou art living still in Sound! The Vaishnavas die to live & living try To spread the holy name around!”


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So, you think you’re practicing yoga?

Yoga class

So, you think you’re practicing yoga?


By Nancy Cooke




This is a critical article, but it is intended for your ultimate benefit! I do not usually express my criticisms so openly, because it is my belief there is enough of that judgmental energy in the world already. However, as Srila Prabhupada says, sometimes harsh words are necessary and dancing around the topic is of no benefit to anyone. I hope you find this article beneficial and are inspired to go deeper into your study of yoga as a result. Namasté!

Revising my philosophy and teaching:

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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