Sri Nam is Equal to Sri Krishna                   I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A. C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.   Our respectful obeisances are unto you,             O spiritual master, servant of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami.   You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanya deva and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism."      "O most munificent incarnation!   You are Krishna Himself appearing as Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu.   You have assumed the golden color of Srimati Radharani. and You are widely distributing pure love of Krishna.   We offer our respectful obeisances unto You."        "I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Krishna, who is the worshipable Deity for all brahmanas the well-wisher of the cows and the brahmanas and the benefactor of the whole world.   I offer my repeated obeyances to the Personality of Godhead, known as Krishna and Govinda."             Jaya Sri Krishna Chaitanya,   Prabhu Nityananda,   Sri Adwaita Gadadhara,   Shrivasadi-gaura Bhakta-vrinda,             Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,   Krishna Krishna,   Hare Hare.   Hare Rama, Hare Rama,   Rama Rama,   Hare Hare!             Jai Srila Prabhupada!                   Jaya Sri Krishna Chaitanya,   Prabhu Nityananda,   Sri Adwaita Gadadhara,   Sri Adwaita Gadadhara,   Shrivasadi-gaura Bhakta-vrinda,            Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,   Krishna Krishna,   Hare Hare.   Hare Rama, Hare Rama,   Rama Rama,   Hare Hare!
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1

Making a “Case”, for the Reconstitution, of Srila Prabhupada’s “Mission”

By Upendranath Dasa

Invocation:  

Segment 01.1:Notes to the Reader Part 1

Segment 01.2:Notes to the Reader Part 2

Segment 01.3:Notes to the Reader Part 3

Segment 01.4: Notes to the Reader Part 4

Segment 02.1:Blind Faith Pretending to be Rational Faith; Or Dry-logic Pretending to be Logic that is Based on The Principle of “Guru Sastra, and Sadhu”. Part 1

Segment 02.2:Blind Faith Pretending to be Rational Faith; Or Dry-logic Pretending to be Logic that is Based on The Principle of “Guru Sastra, and Sadhu”. Part 2

Segment 03:The Importance of the First Two Verses from Srimad-bhagavatam.

Segment 04:What is The Definition of Truthfulness, According to Srila Prabhupada?

Segment 05: Why are The Adjectives, “Ruined & Useless” Being Seriously Used by this Treatise?

Segment 06.1:Inspiration for the Writing of this Treatise. Part 1

Segment 06.2:Inspiration for the Writing of this Treatise. Part 2

Segment 07.1:Consequences of Not Following the Instructions & Orders of One’s Spiritual Master, Part 1

Segment 07.2:Consequences of Not Following the Instructions & Orders of One’s Spiritual Master, Part 2

Segment 07.3:Consequences of Not Following the Instructions & Orders of One’s Spiritual Master, Part 3

Segment 08.1:What Will Happen to the GBC, If They Do Not Follow Srila Prabhupada’s Orders & Instructions Part 1

Segment 08.2:What Will Happen to the GBC, If They Do Not Follow Srila Prabhupada’s Orders & Instructions Part 2

Segment 09.1: ISKCON’S Current Guru System. Part 1

Segment 09.2: ISKCON’S Current Guru System. Part 2

Segment 09.3: ISKCON’S Current Guru System. Part 3

Segment 09.4: ISKCON’S Current Guru System. Part 4

Segment 09.5: ISKCON’S Current Guru System. Part 5

Segment 10: Some Superlative Definitions of What is a Genuine Guru.  

Segment 11.1: Analysis of a Lecture Given by Srila Prabhupada in 1969 Part 1

Segment 11.2: Analysis of a Lecture Given by Srila Prabhupada in 1969 Part 2

Segment 12.1: Needing a teacher. How do I Discriminate Between a Desirable Guru, And an Undesirable One? Part 1

Segment 12.2: Needing a teacher. How do I Discriminate Between a Desirable Guru, And an Undesirable One? Part 2

Segment 13.1: The Real and The Fake Guru. There Are No Mystical or Esoteric Qualifications, For These Are Not Verifiable. Part 1

Segment 13.2: The Real and The Fake Guru. There Are No Mystical or Esoteric Qualifications, For These Are Not Verifiable. Part 2

Segment 13.3: The Real and The Fake Guru. There Are No Mystical or Esoteric Qualifications, For These Are Not Verifiable. Part 3 .

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Segment 14: “The Guru & Disciple Should Study Each Other Carefully Before Establishing a Relationship.” 

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Segment 14.1: In Finding a Guru, We Cannot Say It Is a Science, If We Use Mystical and or Popularity Criteria, That the Neophyte Student Has No Ability to Verify.     

Segment 14.2: If the Guru Makes Himself or Herself Unavailable for Association.    

Segment 14.3: The Process of Mutual Testing of the Spiritual Master and Disciple.  

Segment 14.4: The Spiritual Master Tests the Determination of the Candidate for Discipleship:       

Segment 15.1: Not Accepting Unqualified Persons as Guru or Disciple, & The Story of Anonymous Prabhu, (AP) Part 1

Segment 15.2: Not Accepting Unqualified Persons as Guru or Disciple, & The Story of Anonymous Prabhu, (AP) Part 2

. Segment 15.3: Not Accepting Unqualified Persons as Guru or Disciple, & The Story of Anonymous Prabhu, (AP) Part 3

Segment 15.4: Not Accepting Unqualified Persons as Guru or Disciple, & The Story of Anonymous Prabhu, (AP) Part 4

Segment 15.5: Not Accepting Unqualified Persons as Guru or Disciple, & The Story of Anonymous Prabhu, (AP) Part 5

Segment 15.6: Not Accepting Unqualified Persons as Guru or Disciple, & The Story of Anonymous Prabhu, (AP) Part 6

Segment 15.7: Not Accepting Unqualified Persons as Guru or Disciple, & The Story of Anonymous Prabhu, (AP) Part 7

Segment 15.8: Not Accepting Unqualified Persons as Guru or Disciple, & The Story of Anonymous Prabhu, (AP) Part 8

Segment 16: The Heretical Ritvik Theory.

Segment 16.1: The Paramahamsa-Maha-bhagavata, and Uttama Adhikari Must See Krishna?  

Segment 16.2: How Does One Become a Sincere Soul?

Segment 16.3: Why the Ritvik-vadis Score Points.      

Segment 16.4: Utpata, Disturbance.

Segment 16.5: An Interesting Twist.

Segment 16.6: The Meaning of Uttama-adhikari.       

Segment 17: Ritvik-vada And the Three Modes.

Segment 17.1: To Get Rid of a Problem, Solve It.        

Segment 17.2: We Must Have Faith.

Segment 17.3: Ritvik-vadis Are Irrational.        

Segment 17.4: Solutions.       

Segment 18: He is Considered First-class. 

Segment 19: The Phrase “Who Can be Guru?”

Segment 20.1: One Who Knows the Science of Krishna Can be Guru. Part 1

Segment 20.2: One Who Knows the Science of Krishna Can be Guru. Part 2

Segment 20.3: One Who Knows the Science of Krishna Can be Guru. Part 3

Segment 21.1: Prema Vivarta 20.

Segment 21.2: CONCLUSION, In Actuality, There Was Never A “Guru Issue”.

Segment 22: Introduction to “The Management of ISKCON”. 

Segment 23: You Will Ruin Everything.  

Segment 24.1: Forms of Government. Part 1

Segment 24.2: Forms of Government. Part 2

Segment 24.3: Forms of Government. Part 3

Segment 25: What Form of Government Did ISKCON Have During Srila Prabhupada ’s Lifetime and Thereafter?      

Segment 26.1: What Form of Government Does ISKCON Have Now? Part 1

Segment 26.2: What Form of Government Does ISKCON Have Now? Part 2

Segment 27.1: Copy of Original Direction of Management (DOM), for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Incorporated. Page 1

Segment 27.2: Copy of Original Direction of Management (DOM), for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Incorporated. Page 2

Segment 27.3: Copy of Original Direction of Management (DOM), for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Incorporated. Page 3

Segment 27.4: Copy of Original Direction of Management (DOM), for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Incorporated. Page 4

Segment 27.5: Copy of Original Direction of Management (DOM), for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Incorporated. Page 5

Segment 28.1: Transcription of the DOM. Part 1

Segment 28.2: Transcription of the DOM. Part 2

Segment 29: Was this DOM Neglected or Ignored by The GBC When Srila Prabhupada Was Still Present?        

Segment 30: Copy of Original Srila Prabhupada’s “TOPMOST URGENCY LETTER”, July 22, 1974.    

Segment 31.1: Transcription of TOPMOST URGENCY Letter Part 1

Segment 31.2: Transcription of TOPMOST URGENCY Letter Part 2

Segment 31.3: Transcription of TOPMOST URGENCY Letter.Part 3

Segment 32.1: How Can the Direction of Management [DOM], be Applied Today, in The Absence of Srila Prabhupada?  Part 1

Segment 32.2: How Can the Direction of Management [DOM], be Applied Today, in The Absence of Srila Prabhupada?  Part 2    

Segment 33: Illegal Bylaws for “The GBC Society of West Bengal”, Give the GBC Dictatorial Power.     

Segment 34: Bylaw Adoption: A Coup Attempt:  The following is an article written in 2005, by Nimai Pandit Dasa Temple president of the ISKCON Long Island Temple.  This article was found to be in the same mood as this Treatise; hence it is presented for your consideration.  After reading this you will understand why the so-called, in name only, entity who are calling themselves as to be GBCs of ISKCON, are unscrupulous, untruthful, dishonest and frauds.  Sixteen years have passed since Nimai Pandit Das tried to warn the followers of Srila Prabhupada about what was going on with the management of his mission.  At that time in 2005, it was “A Coup Attempt”.  Today, 2022, one can say without a doubt, it has become “A Successful Coup”.  I have done some grammatical editing, and have added text for the purpose of clarification to the reader.  In all regards, this editing absolutely does not change the message found in its contents:.

Segment 34.1: Article Written by Nimai Pandit Das Part 1

Segment 34.2: Article Written by Nimai Pandit Das Part 2

Segment 34.3: Article Written by Nimai Pandit Das Part 3

Segment 34.4: Anyone is Legally Free to Incorporate, Another Religious Organization, Under the Name ISKCON, and Run it Independently From the GBC.

Segment 35.1: Comments on the Direction of Management. Part 1

Segment 35.2: Comments on the Direction of Management. Part 2

Segment 35.3: Comments on the Direction of Management. Part 3

Segment 35.4: Comments on the Direction of Management. Part 4

Segment 35.5: Comments on the Direction of Management. Part 5

Segment 35.6: Comments on the Direction of Management. Part 6

Segment 36: Srila Prabhupada Instructions on Management.       

Segment 36.01: Relationship between the GBC and Temple Management; And the Election of Temple Presidents. Part 1

Segment 36.02: Relationship between the GBC and Temple Management; And the Election of Temple Presidents. Part 2

Segment 36.03: Relationship between the GBC and Temple Management; And the Election of Temple Presidents. Part 3

Segment 36.04: Relationship between the GBC and Temple Management; And the Election of Temple Presidents. Part 4

Segment 36.05: On Management in General.  

Segment 36.06: On Management in General. Morning Walk, March 12, 1974, Vrindhavan Part 1

Segment 36.07: On Management in General. Morning Walk, March 12, 1974, Vrindhavan Part 2

Segment 36.08: On Management in General. Morning Walk, March 12, 1974, Vrindhavan, Part 3

Segment 36.09: On Management in General. Morning Walk, March 12, 1974, Vrindhavan Part 4

Segment 36.10: On Management in General. Morning Walk, March 12, 1974, Vrindhavan Part 5

Segment 36.11: On Management in General. Morning Walk, March 12, 1974, Vrindhavan Part 6

Segment 36.12: On Management in General. Morning Walk, March 12, 1974, Vrindhavan Part 7

Segment 36.13: On Management in General.  Miscellaneous, Part 1

Segment 36.14: On Management in General.  Miscellaneous, Part 2

Segment 37.1: The Art of Management According to Srila Prabhupada Part 1

Segment 37.2: The Art of Management According to Srila Prabhupada.Part 2.

Segment 37.3: The Art of Management According to Srila Prabhupada Part 3

Segment 38.1: Comments on The Art of Management Part 1

Segment 38.2:Comments on The Art of Management Part 2

Segment 38.3:Comments on The Art of Management Part 3

Segment 38.4:Comments on The Art of Management Part 4

Segment 38.5:Comments on The Art of Management Part 5

Segment 38.6:Comments on The Art of Management Part6

Segment 38.7:Comments on The Art of Management Part 7

Segment 38.8:Comments on The Art of Management Part 8

Segment 38.9:Comments on The Art of Management Part 9

Segment 39: A History of ISKCON In a Nutshell

Segment 40: BBT & its Shadow BBTI Part 1

Segment 41: BBT & its Shadow BBTI Part 2

Segment 42: BBT & its Shad ow BBTI Part 3

Segment 43: The Conclusions are Clear and Evident.

Segment 44: We Must Follow Srila Prabhupada’s Orders & Instructions Part 1

Segment 45: We Must Follow Srila Prabhupada’s Orders & Instructions Part 2

Segment 46: We Must Follow Srila Prabhupada’s Orders & Instructions Part 3

Segment 47: We Must Follow Srila Prabhupada’s Orders & Instructions Part 4

Segment 48: We Must Follow Srila Prabhupada’s Orders &Instructions Part 5

Segment 49: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 1

Segment 50: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 2

Segment 51: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 3

Segment 52: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 4

Segment 53: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 5

Segment 54: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 6

Segment 55: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 7

Segment 56: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 8

Segment 57: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 9

Segment 58: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 10

Segment 59: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 11

Segment 60: “My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada Part 12

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Essentials of a Krishna-consciousness Movement Organization & Secrets For Success.

 

Segment 61: Desa-kala-patra. According to Time, Atmosphere, & the Performer Part 1

Segment 62: Desa-kala-patra. According to Time, Atmosphere, & the Performer Part 2

Segment 63: Desa-kala-patra. According to Time, Atmosphere, & the Performer Part 3

Segment 64: Desa-kala-patra. According to Time, Atmosphere, & the Performer Part 4

Segment 65: Desa-kala-patra. According to Time, Atmosphere, & the Performer, Part 5.

Segment 66: Srimad-bhagavatam & Srila Prabhupada Articulate the “Core Essential Elements” of Krishna-Consciousness” Part 1

Segment 67: Srimad-bhagavatam & Srila Prabhupada Articulate the “Core Essential Elements” of Krishna-Consciousness” Part 2

Segment 68:Srimad-bhagavatam & Srila Prabhupada Articulate the “Core Essential Elements”, of Krishna-Consciousness” Part 3

Segment 69: Srimad-bhagavatam & Srila Prabhupada Articulate the “Core Essential Elements”, of Krishna-Consciousness” Part 4

Segment 70: Srimad-bhagavatam & Srila Prabhupada Articulate the “Core Essential Elements”, of Krishna-Consciousness” Part 5

Segment 71: “Core & Essential Elements” of Srila Prabhupada’s Krishna-consciousness Movement Part 1

Segment 72: “Core & Essential Elements” of Srila Prabhupada’s Krishna-consciousness Movement Part 2

Segment 73: The Chanting of The Holy Names of Krishna is The Goal. Part 1

Segment 76: Istagoshi Is Inherent to Sadhu-sanga Part 2

Segment 77: The 9 Angas (Arms) of Bhakti Part 1

Segment 78: The 9 Angas (Arms) of Bhakti Part 2

Segment 79: The 9 Angas (Arms) of Bhakti Part 3

Segment 80: What is the Difference Between Nama & Mantra? Part 1

Segment 81: What is the Difference Between Nama & Mantra? Part 2

Segment 82: A Humbly Request.

Segment 83: Everything Is In My Books Part 1

Segment 84: Everything Is In My Books Part 2

Segment 85: Everything Is In My Books Part 3

Segment 86: Everything Is In My Books Part 4

Segment 87: Back To Godhead #13-01/02 1978 Srila Prabhupada Disappearance, Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out, His Final Instruction Part 1

Segment 88: Back To Godhead #13-01/02 1978 Srila Prabhupada Disappearance, Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out, His Final Instruction Part 2

Segment 89: Srila Prabhupada’s Instructions From His Antya-lila. Part 1

Segment 90: Srila Prabhupada’s Instructions From His Antya-lila. Part 2

Segment 91: Srila Prabhupada’s Instructions From His Antya-lila. Part 3

Segment 92: Solutions & Suggestions Part 1

Segment 93: Solutions & Suggestions Part 2

Segment 94: Solutions & Suggestions Part 3

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Srila Prabhupada’s Antya Lila. The Last Six Months; Was He Systematically “Poisoned?”

By Upendranath Dasa 

 

Introduction:

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Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4 

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Segment 001: Abhirama dasa July 19th to the 28th 1977

Segment 002: Abhirama dasa July 28th to August 2nd 1977 Part 2.

Segment 003: Abhirama dasa August 3rd to the 7th 1977

Segment 004: Abhirama dasa August 8th to 26th 1977

Segment 005: Abhirama October 1st to 7th 1977

Segment 006: Abhirama dasa October 9th to 16th 1977

Segment 007: Unknown September 29th to October 8th 1977

Segment 008: Unknown September 29th to October 8th 1977

Segment 009: Unknown October 9th, 1977 Part 1

Segment 010: Unknown October 9th 1977 Part 2

Segment 011: Unknown October 10th to the 11th 1977

Segment 012: Bardaraja Dasa Part 1

Segment 013: Bardaraja Dasa Part 2          

Segment 014: Bardaraja Dasa Part 3          

Segment 015: Bardaraja Dasa Part 4          

Segment 016: Bardaraja Dasa Part 5

Segment 017: Arundhati Dasi Part 1          

Segment 018: Arundhati Dasi Part 2        

Segment 019: Arundhati Dasi Part 3          

Segment 020: Anantacarya Dasa Part 1 November 11th– 3th 1977    

Segment 021: Anantacarya  Dasa Part 2 November 14, 1977

Segment 022: Anantacarya Dasa Part 3 November 14, 1977  

Segment 023: Anantacarya Dasa Part 4 November 15, 1977  

Segment 024: Trivikram Swami Part 1 Beginning of October, &End of September 1977        

Segment 025: Trivikram Swami Part 2 Beginning of October, & End of September 1977       

Segment 026: Harikesa Swami One of the Bogus 11 Part 1        

Segment 027: Harikesa Swami One of the Bogus 11 Part 2       

Segment 028: Harikesa Swami One of the Bogus 11 Part 3        

Segment 029: Upendra Dasa (Srila Prabhupada Personal Servant.  Sent to Australia, in 1970, to Establish ISKCON.  Part 1. October 2nd & 4th 1977.

Segment 030: Upendra Dasa (Srila Prabhupada Personal Servant.  Sent to Australia, 1970, to Establish ISKCON There.  Part 2. October 7th & 8th 1977

Segment 031: Upendra Dasa (Srila Prabhupada Personal Servant.  Sent to Australia, in 1970, to Establish ISKCON.  Part 3. October 9th 1977

Segment 032: Upendra Dasa (Srila Prabhupada Personal Servant.  Sent to Australia, in 1970, to Establish ISKCON.  Part 4. October 11th 1977

Segment 034: Satyanarayana Dasa Part 1 May 7th to August 27th 1977         

Segment 035: Satyanarayana Dasa Part 2 May 7th to August 27th 1977         

Segment 036: Bhakti Caru Swami Part 1    

Segment 037: Bhakti Caru Swami Part 2    

Segment 038: Vipramukhya Dasa Part 1  

Segment 039: Vipramukhya Dasa Part 2 

Segment 040: Balavanta Dasa GBC, August 1977

Segment 041: Ravi Dasa

Segment 42: Rohini Kumar Dasa

Segment 043: Gunavnava Dasa, May 17 to August 27, 1977, Part 1.

Segment 044: Gunavnava Dasa, May 17 to August 27, 1977, Part 2.

Segment 045: Puri Maharaja (Srila Prabhupada God brother.)    

Segment 046: Dhanudara Swami, Headmaster of the Vrindavana Gurukula, October 1977.

Segment 047: Akshatananda Swami, Temple President, Vrindavana 1977.

Segment 048: Jagadhisa Goswami.

Segment 049: Raghunath dasa (Gurukula student).

Segment 050: Yadubara Dasa, Part 1, May 17-22, 1977.

Segment 051: Yadubara Dasa, Part 2, May 23-26, 1977.

Segment 052: Yadubara Dasa, Part 3, May 27-30, 1977.

Segment 053: Satadhanya Swami..  Part 1.

Segment 054: Satadhanya Swami.  Part 2.

Segment 055: Satadhanya Swami.  Part 3.

Segment 056: Yadurani Devi Dasi.

Segment 057:  Ekadasi Dasa.

Segment 058: Dvarkadisha Dasa, & Ekendra Dasi, Vrindavana 1976-1977  

Segment 059: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 1

Segment 060: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 2

Segment 061: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 3

Segment 062: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 4

Segment 063: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 5

Segment 064: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 6

Segment 065: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 7

Segment 066: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 8

Segment 067: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 9

Segment 068: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 10

Segment 069: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 11

Segment 070: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 12

Segment 071: Bhaktijana Dasa, Vrindavana, 1976 Part 13

Segment 072: Bhaktijana Dasa, Conversation With Srila Prabhupada.  At a Bhagavad-gita 3.31-34 Lecture, Los Angeles 1969

Segment 073: Bhaktijana Dasa, Conversation With Srila Prabhupada At a Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.7.25-28 Lecture, San Francisco, March 13, 1967

Segment 074: Bhaktijana Dasa, Conversation With Srila Prabhupada.  At a Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 7.108 Lecture, San Francisco, ebrary 18, 1697 Part 1

Segment 075: Bhaktijana Dasa, Conversation With Srila Prabhupada.  At a Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 7.108 Lecture, San Francisco, ebrary 18, 1697 Part 2

Segment 076: Bhaktijana Dasa, Conversation With Srila Prabhupada.  At a Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 7.108 Lecture, San Francisco, ebrary 18, 1697 Part 3

Segment 077: Bhaktijana Dasa, Conversation With Srila Prabhupada.  At Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 7.109-114 Lecture, San Francisco, February 20, 1967 Part 1

Segment 078: Bhaktijana Dasa, Conversation With Srila Prabhupada.  At Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 7.109-114 Lecture, San Francisco, February 20, 1967 Part 2

Segment 079: Bhaktijana Dasa, Conversation With Srila Prabhupada.  Morning Walk, Vrindavana, May 29, 1977  

Segment 080: Bhaktijana Dasa, Letters From Srila Prabhupada, Part 1

Segment 081: Bhaktijana Dasa, Letters From Srila Prabhupada, Part 2

Segment 082: Gunarnava-dasa, Delhi, Vrindavana, Bombay, Mayapur, 1976-1977 Part 1

Segment 083: Gunarnava-dasa, Delhi, Vrindavana, Bombay, Mayapur, 1976-1977 Part 2

Segment 084: Gunarnava-dasa, Delhi, Vrindavana, Bombay, Mayapur, 1976-1977 Part 3

Segment 085: Gunarnava-dasa, Delhi, Vrindavana, Bombay, Mayapur, 1976-1977 Part 4

Segment 086: Gunarnava-dasa, Delhi, Vrindavana, Bombay, Mayapur, 1976-1977 Part 5

Segment 087: Gunarnava-dasa, Delhi, Vrindavana, Bombay, Mayapur, 1976-1977 Part 6

Segment 088: Gunarnava-dasa, Delhi, Vrindavana, Bombay, Mayapur, 1976-1977 Part 9

Segment 089: Gunarnava-dasa, Delhi, Vrindavana, Bombay, Mayapur, 1976-1977 Part 10

Segment 090: Janana Dasa, London, 1976-1977

Segment 091: Lokanatha Swami, Delhi, Vrindavana, Kumbamela 1976

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What is the Eternal & Constitutional Function of the Jiva/Soul?” . From Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Jaiva-dharma (1896) First 25 Chapters; Without the Thakur’s Novel & Stories

By Upendranath Dasa

 

I n t r o d u c t i o n:.

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Part-1       Part-2       Part-3

Part 4       Part-5       Part-6

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C  h  a  p te r  “O n e”, The Eternal & Temporary Natures of the Jiva/Soul.

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Segment 001:   The Definition of Dharma”.

Segment 002:   “What is it That is Called Vastu, and What is the Meaning of True Nature?”  Part 1

Segment 003:  “What is it That is Called Vastu, and What is the Meaning of True Nature?” Part 2

Segment 004:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 1

Segment 005:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World” Part 2

Segment 006:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World” Part 3

Segment 007: “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 4

Segment 008: “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 5

Segment 009:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World” Part 6

Segment 010:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 7

Segment 011:   “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 8

Segment 012:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 9

Segment 013:  “How and When Did the Jiva Makes a Choice to be in This Material World”  Part 10

Segment 014:  Summary.

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C  h  a p  t  e  r  “T w o”, The Eternal Natural Position & Function of the Jiva/Soul.

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Segment 015: “If the Jiva is Infinitesimal, How Can his Eternal Dharma be Full and Pure?  And if the Natural Function of the Jiva is Formed at the Time it is Constituted, How Can That Function be Eternal?  And What is the Nitya-Dharma, or Eternal, Constitutional Function of the Jiva?

Segment 016: “Who Was Sankaracarya?  In the Caitanya-Caritamrta, One Will Witness the Super-excellence of the Spotless Vaisnava-Dharma, Which Sri Caitanya has Revealed.  At That Time, Around 500 Years Ago, Sankaracarya’s Monistic Doctrine Flooded India and Became Very Prominent.  This Doctrine has a Contemptible Nature.  The Intense Emotions, Which Were Displayed by Sri Caitanya, is the Highest State of Concentrated Prema.  Is it Different From the Attainment of the Perfection of Absolute Oneness That Was Taught by Sankaracarya?”   

Segment 017: “What is Prema?”  Part 1

Segment 018: “What is Prema?” Part 2

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C  h  a p  t  e  r  “T h r e e”, The Circumstantial Function, Duty, Religion of a Conscious Being is to be Relinquished.

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Segment 019: “Dharma Scriptures, State That the Brahmana Caste is the Highest Caste.  According to These Scriptures, Religious Rites Such as the Chanting of Vedic Mantras, Such as at Dawn, Noon, and Sunset, are Considered Nitya-karma (Eternal Duties) for the Brahmanas.  If These Activities Are Obligatory, Why is Vaisnava Behavior Opposed to Them?”

Segment 020: “Now, How Will They Attain Good Fortune?  By What Means Can Remembrance of Krishna be Aroused in the Hearts of the Jivas Who Are Enthralled by Maya?

Segment 021:  “What Does It Mean to Adopt the Path of Karma” Part 1

Segment 022:  “What Does It Mean to Adopt the Path of Karma” Part 2

Segment 023: “From the Point of View of the Essential Nature of Things, the Nitya-dharma of the Jivas is Unalloyed Spiritual Practice, and all Other Types of Dharma are Naimittika”.

Segment 024: “Accepting Vows” 

Segment 025:  “What is Vaisnava-Dharma?

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C  h  a p  t  e  r  “F o u r”, Vaisnava-dharma is Eternal-dharma..

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Segment 026: “If the Mind is Agitated by Such Fears, How Will one be Able to Fix it Upon Sri Krishna?”

Segment 027: “So far, it Appears That There is a Close Connection Between Nitya-Dharma and Vaisnava-Dharma.  Are These Two-Dharma s Identical?” Part 1

Segment 028: “So far, it Appears That There is a Close Connection Between Nitya-Dharma and Vaisnava-Dharma.  Are These Two-Dharma s Identical?” Part 2

Segment 029: “Some Claim That One is a Real Vaisnava Only if He Experiences the Path of Devotion Through Bhava (Emotions), so There is no Need for Knowledge.  How Much Truth is There in This Statement?

Segment 030: “Bhagavan Has a Form.  Since Form is Limited by Spatial Considerations, How can Bhagavan be the Resting Place of the Limitless and All-pervading Brahman?  How Can Sri Krishna’s Form be Eternal, Since He Takes Birth, Performs Activities, and Gives up His Body?

Segment 031: “When One Meditates on the Form of Sri Krishna, the Conception That Arises in the Heart is Limited by Time and Space.  How Can One Transcend Such Limitations and Meditate on Krishna’s Actual Form?  When Can One Receive the Mercy of the Lord and be Granted Such Spiritual Realization?  What is Spiritual Experience?

Segment 032: “What is the Eternal Relationship That Exists Between Maya, the Jivas, and Krishna?  If Knowledge is Obtained by Academic Study, Must One be a Scholar to Become a Vaisnava?  What Should One do After Receiving Diksa and Siksa?”

Segment 033: “How Does One Perform Bhagavad-Bhajana?  What Are the Different Types of Sadhana, and How Are They Performed?”

Segment 034: “How is Adhikara (Eligibility) Determined, in Regard to Sadhana-Bhakti?  How is Eligibility Recognized?  How Does One Determine Their Own Eligibility?  Is Bhajana Not Feasible Without Adhering to the Tenets of Scripture.?”

Segment 035: “What is Prayojana-Tattva?”..

Segment 036: “Is Sandhya-Vandana not Hari-Bhajana?  Do the divisions of Hari-Bhajana have some secondary results?  Is There any difference between Sandhya-Vandana and the practices that constitute Vaidhi-bhakti (Bhakti that is performed by rule, law, religious injunction or regulation), such as  Sandhya-vandana?

Segment 037: “Then Why Do the Scriptures praise the virtues of the secondary results?”

Segment 038: “If that is the case, how should one know which directives of the Scripture to have Faith in? Moreover, how many of those of lower adhikara (eligibility), attain a higher destination?”

. Segment 039: “The activities of the Vaisnavas consist of Sravanam, Kirtanam, Smaranam, Pada-sevanam, Arcanam, Vandanam, Dasyam, Sakhyam, and Atma-nivedanam, and they are significantly connected with mtter; so, why are not they also referred to as temporary, Naimittika?  It appears that there is some partiality in these activities, such as the service of the Deity, easting, and worship with material ingredients, which are all connected with gross matter; so, how can they be Eternal?”

Segment 040: “If one worships the Sri-vigraha (Deity) of Bhagavan, but does not accept that Vigraha as Eternal, Then it is not worship of an Eternal Object; it is the Worship of a Temporary Forms?  But Sri-vigraha that is worshiped is fashioned by a human being; so, how Can it be Eternal?” 

Segment 041: “According to the ideology, of those who follow the tenets found in the Qur’an and the many books of the Sufis; what is meant by mukti?  What is the primary teaching of the Qur’an?  Does the Qur’an accept that the Lord has a transcendental form?  What is the Opinion of the Sufis in this regard?”

Segment 042: “Is caste, eternally invariable?  Is it constant, rigid, set, unchanging, inflexible, and consistent?  Are the Vaisnavas and Hindus not become fallen by associating with Christians, Muslims, and Jew?  However, does that mean that there is no caste distinction between Vaisnavas, Christians, Muslims, and Jew?  Is there no difference in terms of birth?  On the other hand, does the difference between Vaisnavas & Hindus or Muslims & Christians & Jews, consist of nothing more than the difference in clothing and other such things?  Then how can Muslims/Christians/Jews be Vaisnavas, and how can respectable Vaisnavas associate with them?”

Segment 043: “According to this progression, one cannot become a Vaisnava without first completing one’s eligibility for Karma.  Muslims/Christians/Jews are not eligible even to perform the prescribed Karma within the Varna system, because they are outcastes, so how can they become eligible for Bhakti?”

Segment 044: “How can the defect of degraded birth be removed?  Can a defect relating to one’s birth be removed without taking another birth?” 

Segment 045: “What is the cause of eligibility for Karma, and what is the cause of eligibility for Bhakti?  What is meant by ‘nature, birth, and other practical causes’ that make one suitable for a particular type of work; are these sources of eligibility?”

Segment 046: “What is meant by faith in the Absolute Truth?  What if some people have developed faith in the Scriptures; although their natures are not elevated?  Are such people also eligible for Bhakti?”

Segment 047: ,” What if one does not accept the authority of Srimad-Bhagavatam?” Part 1.”

Segment 048:  “What if one does not accept the authority of Srimad-Bhagavatam?” Part 2.”

Segment 049:  “How does Sraddha (Faith) develop?  Muslims/Jews/Christians, do not perform Sat-Karma, so how can they be eligible for Bhakti?

Segment 050: “Please explain clearly what you mean by Bhakta-sanga (association with devotees), and Bhakti-kriya-sanga (contact with acts of devotion).  From what type of Sukrti do these arise?”

Segment 051: “Does this mean that Nitya-sukrti comes about by chance?  What is the circumstance by which the Jiva first entered the cycle of Karma?

Segment 052: Chapter 6, “Is There no difference between an Aryan and a Yavana?”

+Segment 53: “What is meant by a Vyavaharika difference between Aryans and Yavanas?”

Segment 054: “Then how can there possibly be no cifference between Aryans and Yavanas from the Absolute point of view?”

Segment 055: “How can Rrice, Bbeans, Fruit, Milk, Nuts, & Vegetables be Spiritual?”

Segment 056: “What is the proper vehavior between the Yavanas and Vaisnavas?”

Segment 057: “ Can You Eat Food, Drink Water, & other such actitities with a Yavana who Has truly become a Vaisnava?”

Segment 058: “Then why is it that Yavana Vaisnavas are not permitted to worship & werve the Deities in the Vainava Temples?”

Segment 059: “Sudras are not eligible to study the Vedas, so can a Sudra study the Vedas when he becomes a Vaisnava?”

Segment 060: “Then do you people conclude that the Vedas that promote tattva teach only vaisnava-dharma and no other religion?

 

Chapter Seven is a series of questions & inquiries, that Bhaktivinoda Thakura answers.  The specific questions & inquires, are numbered and listed after each Segment Number.   

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Segment 061:

  1. Question: “My humble prayer is that you will be merciful to me, and clearly explain what is this material existence?”
  2. Question: “The conceptions of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ are active in the conditioned state, but do they also exist in the liberated state?”
  3. Question: “Then what is the defect in the different conceptions of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ that exist in the conditioned state?”
  4. Question: “Is this deceptive material existence false?”
  5. Question: “Why have we fallen into this illusory relationship?”
  6. Question: “Why is it that our true identity does not become manifest despite significant endeavor?”
  7. Question: “There are two types of endeavor: “appropriate and inappropriate. Appropriate endeavors will certainly dissipate false egoism, but how can inappropriate endeavors do so?”
  8. Question: “What are inappropriate endeavors?”
  9. Question: “Why are these endeavors inappropriate?”

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Segment 062:

  1. Question: “What are appropriate endeavors?”

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Segment 063:

  1. Question: : “The sadhus who are present in this world, and whom they are also oppressed by the miseries of material existence, so how is it that they can deliver other jivas?”
  2. Question: “The Bhagavatam slokas which you just quoted refer to four categories of people who possess spiritual insight. Out of these four, which type of association is considered sadhu-sanga?”
  3. Question: “You have explained that bhaktas live in two conditions. Kindly explain this clearly so that people like myself, who have limited intelligence, may understand easily?”
  4. Questions: “Please describe the nature of the grhastha-bhaktas’ relationship with this world?”

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Chapter 7 Segment 065:

  1. Question: “Grhastha Vaisnavas are obliged to remain under the jurisdiction of smarta-brahmanas, otherwise they will have to suffer much harassment in society. Under such circumstances, how can they practice suddha-bhakti?”
  2. Question: “If grhastha-bhaktas are so highly respected and dear to everyone, why do some of them renounce household life?”
  3. Question: “Kindly explain how one becomes eligible to renounce household life?”
  4. Question: “What are the symptoms of a bhakta who is eligible to give up household life?”

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Segment 066:

  1. Question: “These days, young men often renounce household life and adopt the dress of the renounced order. They establish a place for sadhus to congregate, and begin to worship the Deity of the Lord. After some time, they fall into association with women again, but do not give up chanting hari-nama. They maintain their hermitage by collecting alms from many places. Are such men tyagis or grhastha-bhaktas?”
  2. Question: “What is real renunciation and what is false renunciation?”
  3. Question: “Does a bhakta who has given up household life need to adopt the external dress of a renunciant
  4. Question: “What is the purpose of being identified by the signs of the renounced order?”
  5. Question: “From whom should one accept the renounced order?”
  6. Question: “What criteria should a guru use to offer initiation into the renounced order?”
  7. Now I see that it is no light matter to accept the renounced order; it is a serious undertaking. Unqualified gurus are turning this practice into a common affair. It has only just begun, and there is no telling where it will end.

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Segment 067:

  1. Question: “Is it proper to construct a monastery and establish the worship of a Deity after one has entered the renounced order?”
  2. Question: “What do you call renunciants who set up a monastery and then live like householders?”
  3. Question: “Then are they no longer to be considered Vaisnavas?”
  4. Question: “How can one say that they have given up Vaisnavism, as long as they do not give up the chanting of hari-nama?”
  5. Question: “Then is the domestic life of such people not to be considered Krishna-centered?”
  6. Question: “Is such a person inferior to a grhastha-bhakta?”
  7. Question: “Grhastha-bhaktas are situated under the rules and regulations of varnasrama-dharma. If a grhastha is excluded from varnasrama-dharma, is he

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Segment 068:

  • Question: “Do the sastras describe any system for accepting the renounced order?”
 

Chapter Eight is a series of questions & inquiries, that Bhaktivinoda Thakura answers.  The specific questions & inquires, are numbered and listed after each Segment Number.   

 

Segment 069:

  1. Question: “I understand that vaisnava-dharma is eternal religion, and I would like to know in detail how one who has taken shelter of vaisnava-dharma should behave with others?”     
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Segment 070:

  1. Question: “What is a Vaisnava and what are the symptoms by which he can be recognized?”
  2. Question: “The philosophical outlook lodged in the heart of Mayavadis and proponents of other similar doctrines is that Bhagavan has no form and that the Deity which is worshiped is simply an imaginary icon.  Under such circumstances, how can there be any faith in the Deity?
  3. Question: “How should suddha-bhaktas behave towards such inimical people?”
  4. Question: “Some members of one’s own family may acquire a malicious nature as a result of their sinful activities from a previous life.  Should one abandon such people?”
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Segment 071:

  1. Question: “What is the behavior of uttama-bhaktas?”
  2. Question: “What are the Vedas, or sruti?”                                       
  3. Question: “To which category of Vaisnavas do you think I belong? Am I a kanistha or a madhyama Vaisnava? I am certainly not an uttama Vaisnava. I sincerely want to know my actual position.
  4. Question: “To which class of Vaisnava do I belong, and how should I behave?”

 

Segment 072:

  1. Question: “What are the primary and secondary characteristics of a kanistha-bhakta in regard to bhakti?”
  2. Question: “How can the kanistha Vaisnava be called a bhakta when he is contaminated with the faults of karma and jnana, and his heart is filled with desires for things other than bhakti?”
  3. Question: “When will he obtain bhakti?”    20
  4. Question: “Suddha-bhakti appears along with sambandha-jnana.  When is that knowledge awakened by which one becomes eligible for suddha-bhakti?”
  5. Question: “How long does that take?”
  6. Question: “What is the first result attained by past sukrti?”
  7. Question: “What is the progression that evolves from sadhu-sanga?”
  8. Question: “How does one attain sadhu-sanga”
  9. Question: “What are the stages of progress for a kanisthabhakta?”
  10. Question: “Why is it that many kanistha-bhaktas do not progress?”       
  11. Question: “When does that happen?”       
  12. Question: “Under what circumstances can his advancement be assured?”
  13. Question: “What is the nature of the kanistha-adhikari’s inclination towards sinful and pious activities?”
  14. Question: I have understood the situation of kanistha-adhikaris.  Now kindly describe the primary symptoms of the madhyama-adhikari bhaktas
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 Segment 073:
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  1. Question: “What are the secondary symptoms of the madhyama-bhakta?”
  2. Question “Can he still commit sins or offenses?”
  3. Question: “Does the madhyama-bhakta have any trace of karma, jnana, or extraneous desires?”
  4. Question: “Do such bhaktas even desire to live, and if so, why?”
  5. Question: “However, why don’t they long for death?”       24
  6. Question: “What happiness can come from remaining in this gross material body?”
  7. Question: “When they die, will they not obtain their spiritual forms and identities by Krishna’s mercy?”
  8. Question: “I have understood the symptoms of the madhyama-adhikari.  Now, please tell me about the secondary symptoms of the uttama-adhikari.”          
  9. Question: “Is it possible that some uttama-adhikaris will live as householders?”
  10. Question: “If an uttama-adhikari bhakta is a grhastha, and a madhyama-adhikari bhakta is in the renounced order, how should they behave towards each other?
  11. Question:  “Should one bring many Vaisnavas together and hold festivals for distributing bhagavat-prasada?”
  12. Question: “A new caste has emerged in Baragachi consisting of people who refer to themselves as descendants of Vaisnavas.  Kanistha-adhikari householders invite them and feed them in the name of Vaisnava seva.  How is this to be viewed?”  
  13. Question: “Babaji: Have these descendants of Vaisnavas taken up suddhabhakti?”      
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Segment 074:

  1. Question: “Do the descendants of Vaisnavas deserve any special regard?”
  2. Question: “What if the descendant of a Vaisnava is only a worldly man?”
  3. Question: “How can one be free from pride?”
  4. Question: “It seems from this that one cannot be a Vaisnava without humility and compassion.”
  5. Question: “Then does Bhakti-devi depend on humility and compassion?”
  6. Question: “When I am so wretched and insignificant myself, how can I inflict punishment upon others?”
  7. Question: “How should a Vaisnava behave towards the followers of other religions?”
  8. Question: “Is it our duty to preach Vaisnava dharma or not?”
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