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  1. Priita:" Our temples and communities, our entire movement should be for Krishna consciousness only. This is what Prabhupada started and desired. I can't imagine Prabhuapda being pleased we use his communities for seminars and therapy, or even authorizing it in the first place. If someone needs a medical or psychology type of doctor, they should go to a licensed one outside the community. "


    A devotee can't make progress into KC unless he gets rid of his "mental disorder" then why isn't getting rid of that mental disease krishna consciousness work or related work?Why would prabhupada object to this?

  2. "How can we develop the desire to reach the desired state if we think we are already there?"


    However, I do act and imitate their actions so that I might rise to their level /images/graemlins/smile.gif


    If we think we are already there, there is a problem, but if we plan to be there... whats so wrong in that?

  3. Priitaji: " No. He doesn't even want them, but accpets them so WE will make spiriutal advancement. "


    Yes, this point was quite clear to me as I read more about this monument, also, I do apologize for such an immature question. It was due to the newness to his books which made me question such a great entity.


    The website however, provides great help. /images/graemlins/smile.gif


  4. We cannot just say, I won't eat, krishna shall give me energy, it does not work that way.


    We have limited freedom no matter how much we try to crave for more of that omniscience, it does not happen and that is a fact.


    I am not trying to bash this story please forgive my words and do not take them in a negative way, but in my view, this story is a bad example of krishna's mercy in this age of kali.


    Reason for this : The person is begging. It may have been sattvic to beg in the other yugas because they used to beg and take their 'sinful karma' away from the giver, but in this age, one only begs for one reason : He is too lazy to do his Job.


    So, begging in this case is a very bad example and will deceive an unintelligent seeker who is like me, anytime.


    Moreover, Krishna did not tell him to just sit and do nothing. He told him to do his job, which is ofcourse in this case begging. He should go beg and if he surrenders to krishna and does his job knowing that krishna will take care of him no matter what the circumstances then krishna will come to his rescue in his time of need. This is clearly shown in the story.


    Our Job is to serve , not to be served. There is a big difference. /images/graemlins/grin.gif


    Thank you for posting it here, but I still think that begging is a bad example for action in this kali yuga.


    Also, Please tell Yugal prabhu that I said Hi /images/graemlins/smile.gif


  5. Hare krishna mantra is = Krishna himself


    And krishna = Above every duality in this world and is beyond everything.


    So : you cannot offend him = you cannot offend his mantra.


    This is something that krishna himself says when Duryodhana wants to bind him in chains (in the middle of mahabharatha) . That is, You cannot offend krishna and if you try to offend krishna you will humiliate yourself.


    Therefore, we can conclude that they are offending themselves by trying to misuse hare krishna mantra /images/graemlins/smile.gif


    So dude, Calm your mind... make it sit comfortably in a chair called equaminity and make it think about what it wants to do for krishna. /images/graemlins/grin.gif

  6. I agree that common man is almost completely unaware of the one reality of which vedas speak. However, the hindu stories about Gods are very important because they promote bhakthi.


    Bhakthi is essential and is a necessity for a true spiritual seeker. If there is no bhakthi, there is no true happiness and that is a fact.


    I think once you gain bhakthi, then you don't need anything else.

    The reason we learn about the "one reality" is to promote loving kindness toward that principle, if this does not develop then what is the use of such knowledge?


    So, I think these stories are more important than upanishads which are really long and boring.


  7. Thanks, I was wondering what exactly is dvitam philosophy.


    But I do have a question :

    You say:

    "The devotion which is love and affection in God gradually grows stronger and stronger in proportion to the seeker's contemplation of His virtues. Ultimately he will become fit to meditate upon Him continuously."


    But then again you stress the importance of service to society, but then again you say that God is different from society and completely independent of it.


    So, how do you serve the entity "Krishna" who is completely different and independent of this world , through service in this world example: community service etc.



  8. You don't go to hell if you commit suicide, but you will pay a very horrible price in this karma wheel.


    Why?- because you are destroying the body that was given to you out of mercy from which you can do sadhana and go to the Godhead.


    When you lose your chance, you have lost everything my friend. So, don't lose your chance!


    Krishna : yajnarthat karmano 'nyatra

    loko 'yam karma-bandhanah

    tad-artham karma kaunteya

    mukta-sangah samacara


    Work done as a sacrifice for Visnu has to be performed, otherwise work causes bondage in this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain free from bondage.


    So, the level of bondage depends on the action and the way its committed. Therefore, it is better for us to act in pure bliss of Krishna rather than go kill our bodies and get into all that other mess /images/graemlins/smile.gif

  9. If you meditate on something higher, then that is good, but meditation with in yourself will only reveal that which was dwelling in your thoughts. So, if you were impure , then all the meditation that you did would be for nothing. Without the purity of the heart we cannot meditate and find the truth. We have to first know what is right to meditate on what is right. The best way to do that is to refer to shastras and meditate on their message.


    You know what they say: devotion with out shastras= pure disturbance.


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