martes, 10 de noviembre de 2015

Selección de escritos de Krishna Prema

tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam
keshava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
"O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion! All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one's fingernails, so in the same way the body of the wasp like demon Hiranyakashipu has been ripped apart by the wonderful pointed nails on Your beautiful lotus hands."

If we truly believe, even theoretically, that we “are not this body,” then why do we care whether our bodily duties are “higher” or “lower” than someone else’s? Such things are temporary, external, and don’t touch the real self. If doing a “lower” duty will please Krishna and Prabhupada and help us fix our minds on the glorious holy name, why for the sake of pride will we reject it? … Most difficulties with understanding the position of women can be solved if we understand that all of us have two duties: material and spiritual. The spiritual duties, the nine processes of devotional service, are equally available to every human being regardless of age, gender, race, intelligence, health, etc. etc. … Why not just accept the body we have for this life, and work with it so as to please Krishna and make our life peaceful, so that we can concentrate our time and energy on what’s truly important-loving and remembering Krishna.
Śrīmati Urmila devi dasi :
“Prabhupada’s Views on Women”

Ekadasi is a time for us to step back from our normal routine and take stock of our spiritual lives. It is a time for us to increase our practice and to put a little more effort into our devotional service.
Of course you should always plan ahead and have a few Ekadasi recipes up your sleeves to impress your friends and to offer to Krishna.You can get a head start with our recipes
Ingredients for the Paratha
• 1 cup rajgira flour
• 1/4 cup boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
• 1/2 tsp black peppercorns (kalimirch) powder
• Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste
• Rajgira flour for rolling
• Oil/ghee for cooking

To Be Mixed Into A Stuffing
• 1 cup thickly grated fresh paneer
• 2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
• 1/2 tsp lemon juice
• 1/2 tsp sugar
• 2 tsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
• Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste

For Serving
Green chutney
Fresh curds (dahi)

1. Divide the stuffing into 6 equal portions and keep aside.
2. Combine the rajgira flour, potatoes, pepper powder and rock salt in a bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water.
3. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out a portion into a 3-4’’ diameter circle, using a little rajgira flour for rolling.
4. Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre of the circle, bring the edges in the centre and seal tightly.
5. Roll out again into a 6-7’’ diameter circle, using a little rajgira flour for rolling.
6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the paratha, using a little oil/ghee, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Pat the parathas with the base of the palm to thin the edges if needed. Do not give too much force while patting to avoid breakage.
7. Repeat with the remaining dough and stuffing to make 5 more parathas.
8. Serve hot with green chutney and fresh curds.
9. Serve to the Lord and distribute the Prasad.
"When something is arranged by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one should not be disturbed by it, even if it appears to be a reverse according to one's calculations. For example, sometimes we see that a powerful preacher is killed, or sometimes he is put into difficulty, just as Haridāsa Ṭhākura was.
He was a great devotee who came into this material world to execute the will of the Lord by preaching the Lord's glories. But Haridāsa was punished at the hands of the Kazi by being beaten in twenty-two marketplaces. Similarly, Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, and Prahlāda Mahārāja was put through so many tribulations. The Pāṇḍavas, who were direct friends of Kṛṣṇa, lost their kingdom, their wife was insulted, and they had to undergo many severe tribulations.
Seeing all these reverses affect devotees, one should not be disturbed; one should simply understand that in these matters there must be some plan of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Bhāgavatam's conclusion is that a devotee is never disturbed by such reverses. He accepts even reverse conditions as the grace of the Lord.
One who continues to serve the Lord even in reverse conditions is assured that he will go back to Godhead, back to the Vaikuṇṭha planets."
[SB: 3.16.37]
we do not utilize them, why should He give them to us again? We must understand that this human body has developed after millions and millions of years of evolution and that in itself it is a chance to get out of the cycle of birth and death in which over eight millions species of life evolve. This chance is given by the grace of Kṛṣṇa, and if we do not take it, are we not the lowest among men?
rful ācārya of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava sampradāya, completely smashed their idea. There was a great hard struggle for some time, but it has turned out successfully, and it is now correctly and practically established that devotional service is not restricted to a particular class of men. Besides that, anyone who is engaged in devotional service is already at the status of being a high-class brāhmaṇa. So Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura's struggle for this movement has come out successful.
Rūpa Gosvāmī states that devotional service is transcendental to all material considerations and that it is not limited to any particular country, class, society or circumstance. As stated in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, devotional service is transcendental and has no cause. Devotional service is executed without any hope for gain, and it cannot be checked by any material circumstances. It is open for all, without any distinction, and it is the constitutional occupation of the living entities.
If you have boils on your body due to a blood disease, by putting some compress on the boils, you will get some temporary relief. But as long as the disease is in your blood, eventually there will be another boil and another and another. We have so many meetings—congressional meetings, United Nations meetings and altruistic meetings. They are trying to solve the problems of this world. Sometimes they can create some relief. But because there is still greed, pride, lust, envy, anger and illusion within the hearts of men, there is no question of peace. The disease remains.
We must know that the real solution is the purification of the heart, the unity of the soul with God. So the ultimate prayer is that we can be an instrument in the hands of God to bring about this unity and bring about this spiritual peace. — Radhanath Swami

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Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Das
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Śrīkṛṣṇa spoke: O Arjuna! Are you aware of those names from sahasranāma stotra (1000 names panegyric) on knowing which a man liberates various sins.[1] One should know and remember (them as follows): First is Hari and second is Keśava. Third is Padmanābha and fourth is Vāmana.[2]
Fifth is Vedagarbha and sixth is Madhusūdana. Seventh is Vāsudeva and eighth is Varāha.[3] Ninth is Puṇḍarīkākṣa and tenth is indeed Janārdana. One should know eleventh is Kṛṣṇa and twelfth is Śrīdhara.[4]
Understand that these twelve names are spoken by Viṣṇu. He who reads these twelve names every morning and evening, listen the puṇyaphala (fruits of virtue) that becomes of him.[5] He attains the puṇya of a thousand Cāndrāyaṇa, a hundred kanyādāna, and a thousand aśvamedha without any doubt.[6]
Especially on Amāyā Pūrṇimā and on Dvādaśī, he who reads these names at morning liberates all the conglomerate of sins.[7]
"The transcendental knowledge of the Vedas was first uttered by God to Brahma, the creator of this particular universe. From Brahma the knowledge descended to Narada, from Narada to Vyasadeva, from Vyasadeva to Madhva, and in this process of disciplic succession the transcendental knowledge was transmitted by one disciple to another. . . The knowledge that we receive from our Gurudeva is not different from that imparted by God Himself and the succession of the acharyas in the preceptorial line of Brahma. We adore this auspicious day as Sri Vyasa-puja-tithi, because the Acharya is the living representative of Vyasadeva, the divine compiler of the Vedas, the Puranas, the Bhagavad-gita, the Mahabharata, and the Srimad-Bhagavatam."
Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai

to the spiritual master (guru) and service to the Vaisnavas, then
even after thousands of births or even after reading thousands
of scriptures, one will still not be able to attain prema. Only by
following the prescribed sädhana is it possible. It has been said
that if we neglect the regulations of the Sruti, Smrti and Näradapancarätra,
we will not attain exclusive bhakti, but only become
confused. Therefore we must follow the rules and regulations.
What are they? We must accept initiation (diksä), offer intimate
service to the guru, and accept instruction from him. We must
simply serve the spiritual master and the Vaisnavas, and keep
arrogance far away by cultivating humility and not thinking highly
of ourselves
One should chant the holy name in a humble state of mind,
thinking oneself to be more insignificant than a piece of straw.
One should be more tolerant than a tree, free from false pride and
ready to offer all respect to others. (Sri Siksastaka 3)
The more we can follow this, then by the mercy of Bhagavän,
and by the mercy of the Vaisnavas – which is the very essence of
the mercy of Bhagavän – the sooner bhakti will appear in our hearts.
If Bhagavän bestows His mercy on someone, then that person
will attain bhakti. He has that power.
(Going beyond Vaikuntha)

since time immemorial, the bhakti-yoga movement underwent a
renaissance five hundred years ago in Bengal, coinciding with
Europe’s own Renaissance period.
The leading figure and reformer of this bhakti movement was
Sri Krsna Caitanya, also known as Mahäprabhu, ‘the Great Master’.
The general populace of India regard Sri Caitanya Mahäprabhu
as a most extraordinary saint, but actually, He is an avatära, an
incarnation of the Lord who comes to this world with a specific
mission.He chose to incarnate as compassion personified in order to
benefit the world in the troubled Age of Kali (our current epoch,
the age of quarrel and hypocrisy).
According to Sri Caitanya Mahäprabhu, worldly social
distinctions are utterly irrelevant to one’s eternal spiritual identity,
which can easily be realized by chanting the names of God in the
mahä-mantra – Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna,Krsna Krsna , Hare Hare,
Hare Räma, Hare Räma, Räma Räma, Hare Hare.
(Going Beyond Vaikuntha)

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