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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

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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 KrishnaPath.org.

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)
Prabhupada: I SHALL LIVE FROM MY BOOKS, AND YOU WILL UTILIZE.

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!”

 

Free Download The Perfection of Yoga

 

 

So, you think you’re practicing yoga?

Yoga class

So, you think you’re practicing yoga?

 

By Nancy Cooke

 

DISCLAIMER:

 

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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To chant RAM or RAMA, that is the question.

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Chant RAM or RAMA?

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Pusta Krsna das

“As Srila Prabhupada’s secretary and more than once in any case, I sat before Srila Prabhupada chanting my japa. Sometimes we hear people, and myself, saying “Hare Ram, Hare Ram, Ram Ram Hare Hare”. Srila Prabhupada would stop me and (more than once) say to me: “Chant the entire mantra” and he would proceed to do so. It is Ra-ma.
(As told by Pusta Krishna das ACBSP)

 

As Pusta Krishna Prabhu witnessed Srila Prabhupada’s correction, in our chanting  we want to please the spiritual master and chant the mantra correctly.

Another important point to consider in deciding if we should chant Ram or Rama is if in our chanting we do not say the whole RAMA but just say RAM without the last “A” sound then it will not be a 32 syllable mantra.

Throughout the vedas the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra is referred to as the 32 syllable mantra.

Here are a few references:

 

The Ananta-samhita states:

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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