Wednesday 30 August 2017

Nature will punish

When we become godless, the nature's trouble will be there. Daivī hy eṣā guṇamayī mama māyā duratyayā [Bg. 7.14]. Just like the flood is going on in many parts of the world. So this is due to our sinful life. Nature is punishing. Adhidaivika. You cannot control. Nature will punish. Why nature is punishing? Because we are godless. That is nature's business. The more we become godless, the more we'll be punished by the laws of nature. Therefore in the Bhagavad-gītā it is said, daivī hy eṣā guṇamayī mama māyā duratyayā. You cannot surpass. You make many scientific plans to overcome—it is not possible. Then how it is possible? Mām eva ye prapadyante māyām etāṁ taranti. Unless you surrender to Kṛṣṇa That is your business.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.63 -- Vṛndāvana, August 30, 1975

Sunday 27 August 2017

Janmashtami Festival Celebrations: 2017

This year in Jaipur,we celebrated Janmashtami Festival at Janki Devi Public School Auditorium on 15th of August 2017 in high devotional spirits, pomp and above all in great joy for the holy appearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; Lord Krishna.

It is said Harinam Sankirtan is the most auspicious of all sacrificial performances and drives away all evil from the atmosphere and also removes all impurities inside our heart .It also makes us feel happy by bringing us out from all material implications till we are chanting Lord's holy name.

Devotees performing Harinam-Sankirtan during this auspicious occasion

Srila Prabhupada says that there is no difference between Lord Krishna and his pastimes. 
Such pastimes are always relish-able because such pastimes immediately makes you remember the Lord.  The devotees are enacting such a drama names as "The Touchstone."

A scene from the drama

A devotee explaining the importance of this festival and what is the reason of Lord Krishna's Appearance

 The Mahabhishekam begins.....

 Sankirtan during Mahabhishekam

Lord's Paraphernalia 

The final midnight arati begins after Lord Krishna and His associates get ready after the Mahabhishekam

Dance,Dance & Dance.Devotees enjoying the darshan and the kirtan 

 Final Darshans

Some special clicks 
 The giant laddoo.....

This time we clicked our photographer too...

A toddler attends his first Janmashtami and his eyes say a lot of things

Friday 25 August 2017

Millions have been cheated

Reporter: Don't you feel that people are suspicious because of their experience with fake gurus? If you went to a quack dentist and he broke your tooth, you might be suspicious about going to another dentist.
Śrīla Prabhupāda: Yes. Naturally, if you are cheated, you become suspicious. But this does not mean that if you are cheated once, you will always be cheated. You should find someone genuine. But to come to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, you must be either very fortunate or well aware of this science. 

From the Bhagavad-gītā we understand that the genuine seekers are very few: manuṣyāṇāṁ sahasreṣu kaścid yatati siddhaye [Bg. 7.3]. Out of many millions of people, there may be only one who is interested in spiritual life. Generally, people are interested in eating, sleeping, mating, and defending. 

So how can we expect to find many followers? It is not difficult to notice that people have lost their spiritual interest. And almost all those who are actually interested are being cheated by so-called spiritualists. 

You cannot judge a movement simply by the number of its followers. If one man is genuine, then the movement is successful. It is not a question of quantity, but quality.

Reporter: I wondered how many people you think might have been taken in by fake gurus.
Śrīla Prabhupāda: Practically everyone. [Laughter.] There is no question of counting. Everyone.

Reporter: This would mean thousands of people, wouldn't it?

Śrīla Prabhupāda: Millions. Millions have been cheated, because they want to be cheated. God is omniscient. He can understand your desires. He is within your heart, and if you want to be cheated, God sends you a cheater.

Science of Self Realization

Wednesday 23 August 2017

That is offered by the disciples as a matter of respect to the spiritual master.

Interviewer: You also have a garland of flowers around your neck.
Prabhupāda: That is offered by the disciples as a matter of respect to the spiritual master. It is not necessary that a sannyāsī have a garland like this, but if it is offered with respect he does not refuse.
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