The devotee is
called punya-sloka. As one becomes purified by chanting the
holy name of the Lord, so one can become purified simply by chanting the name
of a holy devotee. The pure devotee of the Lord and the Lord Himself are non
different. It is sometimes feasible to chant the name of a holy devotee. This
is a sanctified process.
Prabhupada: Yes. Bhaktivinoda Thakura 13th, and 14th Ananta Caturdasi and Haridasa Thakura. So, this 14th September should be observed fasting, whole day. Devotee: Fourteenth is the advent of or the demise of Haridasa Thakura?
Devotee: The death, I mean the disappearance
Prabhupada: Yes, but not for demise of Haridasa Thakura, but because that is Ananta Caturdasi Vrata, the, generally the fasting is observed till evening, up to 5 o'clock. The next day, Visvarupa Mahotsava, feasting. Room Conversation Vaisnava Calendar Description -- March 11, 1972, Vrndavana
The next important day is on the 26th, no, 12th September,
12th September, 1970, the advent day of Sri Jiva Gosvami Prabhu. (pause) On
that day there are three functions. First of all, Ekadasi, a special Ekadasi
called Parsvaika Ekadasi. Then on that day, actually, Ekadasi according to
calendar, Ekadasi was to be observed on
the 11th September, but because the next day is Vamana Dvadasi.... Vamana
Dvadasi means the advent of Lord Vamanadeva. Therefore we have fast., Ekadasi
fasting, and we observe two fastings in one day, Ekadasi and Vamanadeva, Vamana
Dvadasi. The same process as we observe Ekadasi, and the evening there
should be a meeting discussing on the life and work of Srila Jiva Gosvami. He
is one of the very important acaryas in our sampradaya, so especially his
Sandarbhas should be discussed.
Room Conversation Vaisnava Calendar Description -- March 11,
asked me several questions about the deity worship in Los Angeles, so I shall
answer them one after another: Your first question, shall Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī's feet be showing, the answer is
no, they should never be seen. Kṛṣṇa's feet, however, should be showing.
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter
dated September 13, 1974 and have noted the contents. The answers to your
questions are as follows:
1. Regarding Krsna das Kaviraja, there is no such information, but
as far as possible, he was brahmacari.
2. Lord Nityananda and the associates appeared in the room.
3. The stick held by Lord Nityananda is like your sketch.
4. The bodily hues of the devotees of Lord Nityananda, why green?
But, it can be done, there is no harm.
5. You can continue not showing Srimati Radharani's feet.
The appearance day of Srimati Radha Rani was celebrated here at Hare Krishna Centre with a very number of devotees who came from all around from Jaipur and nearby places.
First of all we had a long sankirtan and melodious aratis from our devotees
Then we had a very good lecture by Dayalu Nitai Prabhu,President,Hare Krishna Community about Srimati Radha Rani and enjoyed about Her glories and pastimes
We had a number of videos showing the qualities,paraphernalia, pastimes of Radha Rani
The abhishek begins from here....
and here are some pics from a live humorous and satirical play "FM 108-Viashnav Sandesh" where our RJ "Dasanu Das Madhav Das" interacts with many listeners in his morning program "Geetvali" and plays some Viashnav Bhajans on their demand.
Srila Prabhupada: "The nonsense, they are correcting my translations. Rascal. The rascal editors, they are doing havoc. So you bring this to Satsvarupa. They cannot change anything … So on the whole, these dangerous things are going on. How to check it? It is very serious situation. You write one letter that “Why you have made so many changes?” And whom to write? Who will care? All rascals are there. Write to Satsvarupa that “This is the position. They are doing anything and everything at their whim.” The next printing should be again to the original way."
(Conversation, “Rascal Editors” – June 22, 1977, Vrndavana)
One who is transcendentally
advanced can gain direct inspiration from the temple Deity, and thus a devotee
of the Lord always take shelter of a recognized temple of the Lord in order to
make tangible advancement in transcendental knowledge by the grace of the Lord.