Why Is God Doing This To Me?


We waited. And waited. It was a sweltering summer day in the Florida panhandle. The morning sun glared through the expansive windows of an airport departure gate. There, a young blond haired lady, neatly uniformed with a blue vest over a pressed white shirt and matching blue pants, stepped up to the counter, timidly surveyed the room, then announced a one hour delay. Passengers sighed, edgy to escape from the heat and travel north. With cellular phones pressed to their ears, they persistently glanced at their wristwatches. Among them stood a middle-aged woman. She had nicely coiffed reddish-brown hair. Her dress and demeanor hinted that she was a lady of wealth and taste.

Suddenly, she flushed red, flung her boarding pass and screamed, “No! You can’t do this to me.” Her outrage jolted the assembly. Everyone stared as she stomped to the counter, stuck her finger in the face of the receptionist and shouted, “I warn you, do not anger me. Put me on that plane, at once!” The airline hostess cowered. “But ma’am, there’s nothing I can do. The air conditioning system of the plane has broken down.”

The woman’s lips quivered. Her eyes burned and she screeched louder, “Don’t you fight with me, you stupid child. You don’t know who I am. Damn it, do something. Now! I can’t take it.” She ranted on and on. After finishing her verbal lashing, she fumed and scanned the lounge. Her eyes landed on me sitting alone in a corner of the room in my saffron colored swami robes. She stormed toward me while everyone looked on. Now, standing almost on top of me, her face distorted with anger, she yelled, “Are you a monk?”Oh God, I thought, why me. I really didn’t need this. After an arduous week of lectures and meetings, I just wanted to be left alone. “Answer me,” she persisted. “Are you a monk?” “Something like that,” I whispered. Continue reading

Crookedness in Devotional Service


Source: Krishna Katha-mrita Bindu (Gopal-Jiu publications)

Due to the presence of many offenses, the Lord does not accept service from the crooked, even if they offer him many valuable items. This was seen when Krishna went to the capital of Duryodhan as a messenger on behalf of the Pandavas. Although Duryodhan tried to win Krishna over with a royal reception and great opulence, Krishna rejected Duryodhana’s hospitality because of Duryodhana’s offensive attitude towards Krishna’s devotees. Continue reading

Remembrance of Aindra prabhu by Jananivas prabhu


Source: Mayapur.TV

We all know the great inspiration that Aindra was in our movement. I have never met more ecstatic person than Aindra. Not only in his kirtan but whenever we speak to him, Whatever he is speaking he is so intense and fully absorbed. He resides in that it is not only in dancing whatever mood he may it is all ecstatic whatever he is talking, it is all ecstatic. Once, years ago, when I was in Vrndavan, Aindra was performing kirtan suddenly he would jumped up opposite to me and he was facing me and dancing, it appeared as if small deity of Gaura Nitai dancing, so much ecstasy, I could feel it, ecstasy emanating from him. It was like a miracle before my eyes, I was standing seeing that miracle. He was like electric. Continue reading

Mayapur Online Education – Books are the Basis

Source: Mayapur.com

One of Srila Prabhupada’s repeated instructions to his followers was to read his books. And we can see practically that the more our devotees study Srila Prabhupada’s books while practicing the process of Krishna consciousness, the more they develop enthusiasm to preach Krishna consciousness. Most of our devotees study Srila Prabhupada’s books nicely when they are helped through some study program or course. Continue reading

Radhanath Swami Celebrates the Life of Aindra Das With Tears of Gratitude

Source: BhaktiCollective. com

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As the effulgent sun of Sri Aindra Prabhu’s divine personality has risen in the spiritual world of Goloka Vrindaban, the sun of his physical presence has set in Gokula, the Vrindaban of this world. And we cry in separation.

The glorious life of Aindra Prabhu personifies determination and devotion, all aimed exclusively for the pleasure of Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara. His heart floods like the Yamuna while being inundated by the monsoon of Srila Prabhupada’s Divine Grace. His love for Vrindaban is the life of his soul. Continue reading

Aindra Prabhu’s Immense Love for Deity Worship


Many know him as King of Kirtans but very few know he had immense love for deity worship. The reason why he could put deep impressions in everyone’s heart was because of his eternal loving service to his silas and Sri Sri Radha Shyamsunder…

Undoubtedly all the gopis, cowherd boys, cows and everyone else who served Krishna in Vrindavana with love and affection were liberated from the miserable condition of material existence.

— Krishna Book

If one attains perfection in Deity worship, that is called Arcana Siddhi. Arcana Siddhi means simply by Deity worship one goes back to Godhead, immediately after this life.

— Srila Prabhupada, Letter, 18 March, 1969

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Harinam Revolution Manifest By Aindra Prabhu



Please remember and I beseech you again and again, please remember, world wide ISKCON grassroots Nama Sankirtan revolution. Revolution means revolution. It means we have to shed pounds, and gallons and gallons of blood to get the job done. We have to turn this movement inside out, upside down whatever we have to do but we have to put Nama Sankirtan back into its rightful place of dignity in the forefront of our movement. It is absolutely essential and proper growth of our movement. Those who understood this, are awake in the need of the hour and those who haven’t understood this, are still sleeping.

It’s time to wake up and understand what is the responsibility of every man,  woman and child in this movement, to take seriously that dharma when Lord Caitanya himself inaugurated for the deliverance for all fallen conditioned souls for the rest of the Kali Yuga. There is another 427,000 years left in Kali Yuga. And the Yuga dharma doesn’t change. The next yuga is Satya Yuga where contemplated peaceful meditation is where it stands. Continue reading

Last Darshan Of Aindra Prabhu

Source: Dandavats.com

Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Filming the documentary project of BB Govinda Swami about Vrindavan we’ve became witness of Aindra Prabhu’s passing away. Please take also your last darshan of this great personality..

Last darshan of the great chanter of the holy names, Srila Aindra Prabhu.
July 17, 2010. Vrindavan

Understanding Aindra Prabhu’s Sudden Departure


evam krsna-mater brahman
kalah pradurabhut kale
tadit saudamani yatha

TRANSLATION And so, O Brahmana Vyasadeva, in due course of time I, who was fully absorbed in thinking of Krsna and who therefore had no attachments, being completely freed from all material taints, met with death, as lightning and illumination occur simultaneously. Continue reading

How HDG Aindra Thakur Instructed me to Perform Damodara Vrata


PENANG, MALAYSIA – When I was studying in Vrndavana VIHE in 2001,  everyday I used to pray to Lord on how to make spiritual progress quickly. I wanted lots of mercy because I knew I am very fallen and in  need of great  mercy.

Then just one day before the Damodara month started, I  was seated at the Bhagavatam class near Gaura Nitai Deities. Someone was giving class that day. At the end of the class, HDG Aindra Prabhu appeared and sat at the pillar opposite me and looked directly at me. Continue reading

Aindra prabhu leaves his body


VRINDAVAN, INDIA – We just got sad news from Vrindavan that His Grace Aindra prabhu suddenly left his body in Vrindavan few hours back. There was an accidental gas leak in his room in Vrindavan. He was found by devotees looking for him to be paying his obeisances to his Deity and Salagramas. He was in samadhi in that position. He was scheduled to do his regular dressing today morning of Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar,  Vrindavan.

Devotees would very much miss this great devotee & kirtan singer. His appearance day was celebrated this year on Papamocani Ekadasi, 12th of March 2010. He spend his last 25 years in Vrindavan inspiring millions. Continue reading

How to Enter the Kingdom of God


We can execute our devotional service patiently and expect Krsna’s mercy, while we tolerate our tribulations in life. This is explained nicely in the Srimad Bhagavatam, Chapter 10, as follows…

“My dear Lord, any person who is constantly awaiting Your causeless mercy to be bestowed upon him, and who goes on suffering the resultant actions of his past misdeeds, offering You respectful obeisances from the core of his heart, is surely eligible to become liberated, for it has become his rightful claim. Continue reading

H1N1 (Swine Flu): Masks may do more harm than good


Map_20090706_0900I work in a High Risk environment and to echo what is addressed here, few facts need to be highlighted.

Firstly about HINI Virus.  According to basic biological facts, the virus do not contain any DNA as their basic structure as what human have. Basically the virus contain RNA which having capacity to change itself according to environment. So it has capacity to penetrate to any life environment by adjusting itself. To prevent it to penetrate to our body, our antibody need to be strong enough and having a propensities to counter attack of this virus. Continue reading

Preventing H1N1 (Swine Flu)


Thanks to media hype about H1N1, I’ve received calls from several who trust me, to advise. The hype in media about the utility of face masks and N95 as a tool for general protection against H1N1 can’t be deplored enough. Today, a friend who listened wanted me to write down briefly what I advised so that he could tell others in similar words. Hence this short email to friends whom I have advised recently. Please realize that this is not an official advice, especially the one about face masks or N95.Most N95 respirators are designed to filter 95% particulates of 0.3µ, while the size of H1N1 virus is about 0.1µ. Hence, dependence on N95 to protect against H1N1 is like protecting against rain with an umbrella made of mosquito net. Continue reading

Unforgettable gems


uttama_caitanya_dasa-_argeKLANG, MALAYSIA – Like everyone else, I was shocked and deeply saddended to hear about His Grace Uttama Caitanya Dasa Bramachari’s sudden passing. But I know that it is Krsna’s divine arrangement. Although I have known UCD for only three and a half years, my association with him albeit briefly has inspired me in my spiritual journey, my love for God strengthened. His words have indeed left an indelible mark in my life. I have had the wonderful honor of listening to UCD’s scholarly lectures. Continue reading