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  1. Radhe Krishna, Sorry friend, although I replied I wish to correct myself rather than yourself. Paying obeisances to the spirit of shri.Prabhupaada, I pray lord that he bless me to a matured level so that I could understand the "Aprakrutha" or what you call "Intimate" leelaas. Sorry - whatever I have uttered about those "Aprakrutha leelaas" are because of ignorance. I should be ripe enough even to think of the leelaas. To know about them, you may please ask exalted souls. Radhe Krishna
  2. Radhe Krishna, For those who have any doubt I suggest please go through the thread "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread". It is very clearly explained over there why such "ApraakruthaShrungaara rasa bharitha" leelaas are not for everyone. Even such an exalted soul like shri Prabhupada - how humble he was to keep distance from Shrungaara rasa leelas or what you call intimate pastimes. And where we are?. Shri krishna himself would mould us in bhakthi and take us to the higher platforms. Till then we can enjoy doing nama japam, recite Shrimad Bhagavatham, Bhagavath Geetha. Radhe Krishna
  3. Radhe Krishna, Pankaja dasaji, Radhe Krishna The verses does not refer to Durga Radhe Krishna
  4. RAdhe Krishna, Gopaneeyatha was not intended for "Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare" The shlokam I quoted was from Hari Bhakthi Vilasam composed by Pujya Sanathana Goswamiji Radhe Krishna
  5. Radhe Krishna, While taking every handful of food into your mouth say "Govinda" and take the food. Radhe Krishna
  6. Radhe Krishna,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:" /><o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> In smarta sampradaya wherein people do panchayatana puja (comprising of shiva, vishnu, durga, ganesha and surya), the sagunopaasana is pointedly to one devatha with ekagratha. As such, Rudraksha is worn by persons doing shiva upasana, Tulsi mala is worn by persons doing vaishnava upasana and spatika mani mala is used by shakthas.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> The mala used for chant of one manthra is not used for chant of another.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Japa mala is never worn. It is kept with puja samagri with utmost respect.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Regarding sacredness and not revealing manthras to one and all following quotationsmay be noted from gaudiya and shrivaishnava <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Gaudiya sampradayam :<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Hari Bhakthi vilaasam 2.147 sanaathana goswami<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> gopayed devatam istam gopayed gurum atmanah gopayec ca nijam mantram gopayen nija-malikam<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Shri vaishnava sampradayam :<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> SEsha Samhitai (14.50) (Vide Guru Parampara saaram in Swami Desika's Srimad Rahasya Traya Saaram")<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Gurum prakasayeth dheemaan mantra yathnena gopaeth<o:p></o:p> aprakaasa prakaasabhyaam ksheeyate sampad aayushi<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Both Gaudiya sampradayam and shrivaishnava sampradayam requires that the manthra initiated by guru to sishya is not be revealed to one and all but passed on only by way of initiation. Same is the position in smarta sampradayam.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Then manthra is defined as "Mananaath thraayathe ithi manthraha". Meaning manthra is that which is repetitively repeated in mind. As such a manthra is not sung in sankeerthanam.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> But refer your sampradaya acharyan for the position in vogue in your sampradayam and following the same would be befitting as follower of any sampradayam.<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Radhe krishna<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p>
  7. Radhe Krishna, Shri Madhvachariji, Radhe Krishna. Yes, one can not derive shri krishna as supreme to Vishnu by way of interpretting vedaas. Indirect interpretations are made from Shrimad Bhagavatham as to Radha devi. In shuka sthuthi, Nirastha saamyathi shayenaradha sa svadhaamani brahmani ramsyathe namaha Here svadhamani is interpretted to refer Radha Devi. A small help. Once I heard from the lectures of Mukkur swami about vaishnava lakshanaa - phrase I remember but not the purport. "kokkai pol iruppan; kozhiyai pol iruppan; Uppai pol iruppan; Ummai pol iruppan" Could you please explain the purport of this phrase which I heard long back but could not remember now? Radhe Krishna
  8. Radhe Krishna, Manthraas should be pronounced properly on doing the manthra japam after getting manthropadesham from guru. 1. Manthra defined as "mananath thrayathe ithi manthraha". It should be properlly chanted and not prounounced in a way others hear it. 2. Since the father of vruthrasura wrongly pronounced manthras, against his wishes of getting a son who could kill indra, he got a son who was ultimately killed by Indra. 3. Whether manthraas should be kept gopaneeya, the following opinions of great vaishnava aacharyaas could be seen. 1. Hari Bhakthi vilaasam 2.147 sanaathana goswami <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:" /><o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> gopayed devatam istam gopayed gurum atmanah gopayec ca nijam mantram gopayen nija-malikam 2. Against the popular belief, shrivaishnavaas reject the myth of Shri Ramanuja distributing Astakshara manthra to one and all by shouting it on the top of temple gopuram <o:p></o:p> It is derogatory to Bhagavad Ramanuja, to suggest that he did not know the dictum contained in the SEsha Samhitai (14.50) (Vide Guru Parampara saaram in Swami Desika's Srimad Rahasya Traya Saaram") viz., "Gurum praakasayEth dheemaan mantram yathnEna gOpayEth / aprakaasa prakaasabhyaam ksheeyatE sampad aayushi" roughly meaning " It is the duty of the Sishya to bring to light the glory of his Acharya. It is equally his duty to zealously and with utmost effort guard the secrets contained in the mantras taught to him by his Acharya. Not revealing the greatness of the Acharya and/or revealing the sacred secret mantras (Rahasyas) will destroy the spiritual wealth and the spiritual life of the sishya" Radhe Krishna
  9. Radhe Krishna, Tham Adbutham baalakam Ambujekshanam Chathurbujam Shanka Gathaaryudhayudham Shrivatsa lakshmam galashobi kausthubham Peethambaram saandra payodha sowbhagam Mahaarha vaidurya kireeta kundalathvisha parishvakta sahasrakuntalam Uddhaama Kanchyangada kankanaadhibihi virochamaanam vasudeva Aikshatha sadaa seethala komala charanaaravindaki jai "Naaham vasaami Vaikunte na yogi hrudaye ravau Mad Bhakthaha yatra gaayanti tathra thishtaami Naarada!" Hari! Hari! Hari! Hari! Hari! Hari! Radhe Krishna
  10. Radhe Krishna Adaram madhuram vadanam madhuram Akilam Mahduram Hasitham Mahduram Nayanam madhuram yugalamm madhuram Madhuradhipather akilam madhuram Radhe Krishna
  11. Radhe Krishna, Wonderful information Brindavana dhama ki jai Banke bihari lala ki jai Radha rani ki jai Pushti marga kit jai Saashtanga namaskaram to Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya maharaj Radhe Krishna
  12. Radhe Krishna, Dear twinklle09, Radhe Krishna, better hear it from your guru if you are from ISKCON. If you are not from ISKCON, try to learn it from a sincere bhaktha who can perfectly pronounce it. because the beejakshara appearing as the last word can not be expressed in alphabets but should only be observed intently when it is pronounced. And many words above can not be easily deciphered with english alphabets. your good wish would surely be fulfilled by krishna Radhe Krishna
  13. Radhe krishna, Aum shanthi, Radhe Krishna, Very nice. If it is practiced this way sincerely for long, at one stage you would find the manthra being repeated at a corner of your mind even if you engage in your official or household duties. Radhe Krishna
  14. Radhe Krishna, Radhe Krishna, shuvo. When one is ill, the digestive tracks need rest badly. It is better that even among vegetarian foods, one is supposed to take very light foods, which could be easily digested. During these conditions one normally avoid oily and spicy foods even though they are vegetarian. Eating meat at this condition would further worsen the condition rather than improving it. Yes when It comes to healthy food in some cases of illness, one can still go far many vegetarian healthy foods which would be healthier than non vegetarian foods. Radhe Krishna
  15. Radhe Krishna, Friends, Radhe Krishna, I am not a gaudiya, But I respect them. In shrimad Bhagawatham, it has been explained how one has to face this type of situation. "Gruheshu Athithi iva vasan" Meaning live like a guest in your house. that is in your mind. not on external impressions. For an unknown person entering the house, a guest looks like a member of the house where he is in. He takes part in their joys with other house members and he also takes part in their sorrow but exteranally. He will not be internally as happy as the member of the house or he will not be as sorrow as any member of the house. But externally he looks so. What I mean is externally you should appear you are with them. Being your blood relatives, even as per philosophy you may not agree with them, never forget, lt is because of them, you even got an opportunity to be in this world, and blessed to know about krishna. Internally, nurture your feelings for krishna. with his blessings and with your sincerety, one day your folks may also turn to krishna. be affectionatel and kind to all and still be yourself. Radhe krishna
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