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Question: How could Vaishnavas come to a better understanding

among each other?


With our http://www.vina.cc website we try to promote this type of

consciousness and for that we need the blessings of all the Acaryas.


Answer by Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja:


Vaishnavas are mutually always in the best relationship, otherwise

they cannot be Vaishnavas. The only target of Vaishnavas is to satisfy

Vishnu. By serving Vishnu, they give contentment to Vishnu and

contentment to all. Prahlad Maharaj said to his father Hiranyakshipu,

“My dear father! Please give up your demoniac mentality.


Do not discriminate in your heart between enemies and friends; make

your mind equipoised toward everyone. Except for the uncontrolled and

misguided mind, there is no enemy within this world. When one sees

everyone on the platform of equality, one then comes to the position of

worshiping the Lord perfectly.” (Translation by Srimat Bhakti Vedanta

Swami Maharaj)


Last message of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur

to all ascetic and household devotees was this: “All of you should

remain in close co-operation with the objective to propitiate the

Supreme Lord with wholehearted allegiance to the grace incarnate form,

Gurudeva, who is the Absolute Counterpart of the Supreme Lord. All of

you should somehow maintain your livelihood in this most perishable

non-eternal world, with the only objective of satisfying Supreme Lord.

Don't give up worship of God inspite of hundreds of troubles, hundreds

of humiliations and hundreds of abuses. Don't be discouraged by seeing

that most of the conditioned souls in this world are not accepting the

service of Sri Krishna sincerely, without deceitfulness. Never give up

your own worship, and never give up your only wealth, the

'be-all and end-all' of your life, which is the hearing and chanting of

the glories of Sri Krishna. Always do Harikirtan with the qualities of

being humbler than blade of grass and more forbearing than tree.”


So the conclusion is that the root cause of all troubles and sufferings

is aversion to Sri Krishna, and that the problems of this world cannot

be removed by retaining the nescience.



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The WVA Book, I actaully got an e-mail from Bishnu Maharaja 1 month ago, so I am shocked he has been made president of the organisation, I am happy he found time to talk to me, and has helped me more with 1 responce! Jai!!


Your site is also very nice, I can tell its new cause I got some script errors /images/graemlins/smile.gif

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dear Govindaram prabhu,


script error? you are the first to report (not the first who visits the site :-)


and Vishnu Maharaj was made Vice-president, president is Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja



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VINA has been with us for years. I would like to find some transcriptions of Jagat Guru's talks there once in a while. /images/graemlins/wink.gif Hint hint. But I know he likes to work under the radar and may not welcome an internet presence. Our loss.


Vina sets a nice example of staying above the common fray and choosing cooperation over squabble.

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I am little urm? You mean Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Maharaja?


Or Srila Prabhupada, Jagat-guru.


I'll tell you something it takes some searching, I can't seem to find the site which has the Kirtans of Puri Maharaja, Please somebody point me in the right direction.

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VINA was started some years ago by disciples and associates of Siddhasvarupananda. My understanding is that it was Tusta Krishna's idea and he pushed it. Siddha seems to prefer a lower profile in the world of Vaishnavas, and when Tusta fell ill the energy seemed to leave the project. When he passed away, it was neglected. And more recently the WVA has revived it as a prject of the the Association itself.


This may explain why we see less of Siddhasvarupananda on VINA. In fact, just about every Web site that his follwers had up around the world seemed to have disappeared around the time Tusta died.

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I noticed thought also. They all came down within a very short time of each other. Our loss.


Someone posted a contact to get his lecture tapes. I have some old ones but now that this has come up I think I'll try to get some newer ones. Here is what was left. But I think it was a year ago so I'm not sure if it's current.


Transcendental Sound

PO Box 5063

El Dorado Hills, Ca

USA 95762


Tel No. 1(800)755-1981


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