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The First Section, is entitled “9 Featured Presentations”. These presentations are the reason for the resurrection of this Website, which stopped functioning in the summer of 2005, and was taken off the internet in 2013. This resurrection is meant to facilitate the organization of, un-organized persons, websites, and other entities which have propped up on the internet, in the last 46 years, and which tried to deal with the disappearance of Srila Prabhupada, in one way or another. It is Saragrahi.Org’s hope, to some how or another, unite all these fractured entities who are seriously loyal to Srila Prabhupada Mission. Notice that I said “Mission”, and not “ISKCON”. Srila Prabhupada’s “Mission” is exactly the same as the “Mission” of Lord Caitanya , the Six Goswami’s of Vrindavana, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura , Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada, or any of the Past-Acaryas of the Gaudiya Vaisnavas Sampradaya.
You can name it as you like, so to speak; but the “Mission” must remain the same, PERIOD!
The First 4 Featured Presentations on this website are;
- A Treatise “Moving Forward” A Case for the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s Mission?
- Srila Prabhupada Antya-lila: The Last Six Months, Was He Systematically Poisoned?
- What Is the Eternal, Constitutional Function of The Soul? Compiled From Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Jaiva-dharma (1896), without the Thakur’s Novel and Stories.
- In Vaikuntha Not Even the Leaves Fall. It is the famous book that addressed “The Origin of the Jiva Controversy”, that occurred in ISKCON Vrindavana in 1996, and was BANNED by the GBC, amounts others, and thus putting ISKCON on the list of historical institution who banned books, like the Roman Catholic Church, the USSR, the Nazi’s of Germany, and now in 2023, some of the states of the USA.
Number 1 is a first Edition, and more than likely, will change in the next few years, for its contents are ment to be dynamic, in order to accommodate like-minded devotees, and time, place, and circumstance. It is book size, (350 plus pages of MS Word Document), but has been broken down into Five Sections, containing 96 Segments in total. Segments 1 to 92 have been completed, and Segments 93 to 96, are yet to be written. The plan is that they will be completed sometime in 2024 (I am waiting for HELP, you know, at least 4 heads, similar to Lord Brahma’s).
It is hoped, that once you start reading the Treatise “Moving Forward”, as you read each Segment, you may be stimulating to say something, speak your mind, so to speak; and your comments, questions, and thoughts will be very much welcomed.
Number 2 & 3 are only partially complete, and will be finished sometime in the latter half of 2024.
Number 2 is very special, and you will read, never published testimony, of mostly rank-and-file Srila Prabhupada disciples, recounting their personal association and experience with Srila Prabhupada during his last 6 months on this Planet Earth. Many wonderful pastimes associating with Srila Prabhupada; and the tragic events leading up to his last breath of Earth’s atmosphere, in Vrindavana. These tape-recorded and transcribed interviews were supposed to be used in the writing of the book Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta. The writer, being one of the 11 unscrupulous Srila Prabhupada disciples, who hi-jacked Srila Prabhupada’s mission to facilitate their own and collect personal vested interest, did not use any of these transcribed interviews in writing the Lilamrta; he only relied on his personal dairy.
A good question to ask, is why did he not use these transcripts that were commissioned by the then GBC, to facilitate the writing of the Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta?????????
The answer as far as I am concerned, and based on my experience with the leaders of ISKCON, is “it is a no-brainer”. If you have no clue, then let us start a dialog on that; at the bottom of this page there is a facility for comments and reply to comments etc.
The facilitator of this Website has possession of these typed transcriptions, which have a very interesting story, that you can read in the Introduction to this presentation.
Number 3, is The Nature & Constitutional Position of the Jiva/Soul: Extracted from Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Jaiva-dharma (1896), hence, it is without the Thakur’s Novel & Stories, which he used as a vehicle, to convey to the Population of India at that time, the Gaudiya Vaisnavas philosophy, and its superlative knowledge regarding the nature of the human soul. It is only the first 25 chapters, because after that, it is my understanding that one should not read further without proper qualification. Briefly, this presentation is suitable for anyone who has not achieved the perfection of chanting the Holy Names of Krishna. After reading this presentation, you will come to understand that further chapters are meant only for those who chant the Holy Names purely, without committing any of the 10 offences to chanting the Holy Names of Krishna. Moreover, these first 25 chapters are meant to facility and show how one can chant the Holy Names Purely, and it is revealed for anyone to read, what will happen when one chants, for the first time, and for the second time, a Holy Name of Lord Sri Krishna, without committing any of the 10 offences. This will inspire you to “get on the ball”.
Number 4, is In Vaikuntha Not Even the Leaves Fall “The Origin of the Jiva Controversy”, which took place in Vrindavana 1996.
Following the First 4, are Featured Presentations, Numbers 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, are the integral components, of a body of works (Our Mission, a 4 small book series) originally written in the mid-1990’s in Vrindavana India (and which were banned by the GBC; and when you read them you will see why), and which was converted, in the original version of the Saragrahi.org website as a two part, “Aspects of Vaisnava Theory and Practice”. These works deal with, explain, and give information on two aspects.
“What Happened to ISKCON, and Why.”
“How to Prevent it From Happening Again.”
These 5 are entitled:
- Raising Our Spiritual Standards.
- Varieties of Dysfunctional Experience.
- Faith, the Analytical Mind, and the Uttama Adhikari.
- The Heart of Reform.
- A Treatise on the “Three Modes of Material Nature”.
In the Second Section, you will find a section entitled “Video Playlists”,
- Documentaries of Srila Prabhupada; His Movement in the 1970’s.
- Kirtana Videos Made by Various Disciples and Followers of Prabhupada.
In the Third Section . you will find the famous “Srila Prabhupada Chanting Japa After Mangal Aarti With Disciples at The Los Angeles Temple”.
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The First-Section is entitled “Krishna Katha Audio Playlists”, and consists of the following elements.
- Audio Versions of Books by Srila Prabhupada.
- Audio Versions of Books by Past Acaryas.
The Second Section is entitled “Sadhu-sanga”. It is a place where anyone can read Essays, Papers, and Poetry that have been published on this website. Facilities will include ability to comment and reply to anything published on this website, and when needed, create a “thread” type structure for certain subjects of interest, for the purpose of “Istagoshi”
This Website has the capability of accepting contributions, from any individual whose contribution is solid, and practical in character, quality, relevant, or important to the intent and purpose of this Website.
This is actually “istagosthi”, sadhu-sanga. By doing this, we will surely save ourselves, and then we can go about the business of saving others from the deception of what is in name only, ISKCON. This Website will facilitate “Istagosthi”.
Srimad-bhagavatam 3.29.17, Purport:
“According to devotional vision, a man is poor if he is not in Krishna consciousness. A man may be very rich materially, but if he is not Krishna conscious, he is considered poor. On the other hand, many acaryas, such as Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami, used to live beneath trees every night. Superficially it appeared that they were poverty-stricken, but from their writings we can understand that in spiritual life they were the richest personalities.
A devotee shows compassion to those poor souls who are wanting in spiritual knowledge by enlightening them in order to elevate them to Krishna consciousness. That is one of the duties of a devotee.
He should also make friendship with persons who are on an equal level with himself or who have the same understanding that he does.
For a devotee, there is no point in making friendships with ordinary persons; he should make friendship with other devotees so that by discussing among themselves, they may elevate one another on the path of spiritual understanding. This is called istagosthi.”
The Third Section entitled “Kirtana Audio Playlists”, consisting of the following:
- Srila Prabhupada Kirtana With Disciples.
- Aindra Dasa – Krishna Balarama Mandir 24 Hour Kirtana.
- Nitai Dasa – Krishna Balarama Mandir Arotica.
- Bengali Devotees – Morning Program Arotica.
At the Bottom of the “Website Content” Page, is a Header Link with title “Website Downloads”. Clicking on this link will display a page which consists of Links were you can download all the individual contents of this website, In either MS Word, or PDF Document format. Featuring, the pre-2003 Srila Prabhupada VedaBase Zip File with Very Easy Installation Instructions
This Website has been revied specifically for the purpose of presenting the First Featured Presentation, and the 5 Works, under the heading “Aspects of Vaisnava Theory and Practice” for they are inherent, to the purpose of this Website; which is to stimulate the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s Mission, according to time place and circumstance.
These presentations, will help us understand, what went wrong in ISKCON, during and especially, after Srila Prabhupada disappearance; and how we can avoid the pitfalls of our human phycology, which allowed the 3 modes of material nature, to overwhelms the leaders of ISKCON; even when Srila Prabhupada was present, and especially after his departure.
“If we cannot learn from our mistakes, then we are doomed.”
We hope that this Website will be of value to sincere devotees, and any other category of sincere persons, seeking like-minded association, and the continual growth of understanding. For further clarification of this, please read the following Essay on this website: