Wednesday, April 28, 2010

my latest twitter updates 5

"I hate it when you are with MC Hammer and he wont let you touch anything!!" RT from Katelyn [05:07:47]

Sri Sri Chhota Radha Kalachandji back in Dallas after 30 years[01:50:06]

Sri Sri Chhota Radha Kalachandji back in Dallas after 30 years[00:45:10]

Performed a benedicting ceremony today @the temple for a Unitarian who lost his 30yr old wife to Lupus disease.We served prasad to everyone [04:36:40]

wrote a new blog Not Bollywood Bhishma: A few weeks ago we had a wonderful time due the visit of His Holiness Gun... [18:36:49]

"Each and every star means they are different planetary system" 1974/06/06 Geneva, Bhagavad-gita 13.35 -Prabhupada [14:07:19]

Did a temple tour for Jordan who is Miss Irving future Miss Texas.She was very attracted to Bhakti,the practice of fully devoting one to God [23:16:32]

Krsna is Saksi ceta kevalo nirgunas ca, the pure conscious witness who is free from the control of the modes of nature-Gopal Tapani Upanisad [23:34:10]

Studying for Bhagavad Gita class at 7pm text me if you have any questions. [22:38:56]

Indians Knew the Laws of Gravity 500Years Before Newton! speed of light is 2202 yojan per 1/2 nimesh=71 Million MPH [18:15:25]

That is the highest perfection of life, to shed tears for Krsna.Yugayitam nimesena caksusa pravrsayitam. SB 1.10.14 Lec [17:59:59]

"Krsna is going back to His home. How we shall live? How we can give up Krsna?"…they cannot give up Krsna at any risk [17:57:04] In the year 1931…I had a very severe tooth pain…in the jungle to…(ayurveda) vaidya…cured me,& the dentist could not [03:56:58] So if you keep the cows happy,then cow [like the earth] will supply large quantity of milk. [03:26:06]

"I Hate you…my dear Prabhu" by Braja Bihari Prabhu, [00:38:23] Conflict Resolution Seminar.Great tips on getting along with others

wrote a new blog TEXAS FAITH 26: Should the feds pursue illegal immigrants or the businesses that hire them? Or ne... [19:00:14]

Temple: Weekly Vaishnava Calendar Events Festivals [15:58:03]

Resentment, it is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. [13:15:51]

"don't blame the instrument of your karma" Srila Prabhupada quoted by Braja Bihari [12:55:31]

Brahmana means liberal, opposite is krpana, miser. A brahmana should give chance to everyone…how to become brahmana. [14:32:14]

They lost even their original dress…I have never changed my dress…given the dress to the foreigners,&they have taken [14:14:47] Artah means diseased, artharthi means in need of money…generally go to church/temple when they are suffering…or need $ [14:04:59]

Nectar Kirtan program going on at the Vohra howu near SMU [00:17:31]

♫ New #trottr voice message at Want to reply by phone? Use code 82324 [00:11:09]

Spiritual India in the Belgian Ardennes | Radhadesh "Or take a holiday and stay in our guesthouse" sounds very nice :) [18:25:06] "but…so foolish that we dont…care. We live like cats&dogs, eat something &sleep &have sex…" human life is meant 4 more [04:41:18]

Watching [01:44:46]

Bhajan - Vrajavadhus performing in Vrindavan | posted on [22:46:11]

Just starting Bg class [00:18:03]

LORD MACAULAY’S ADDRESS @BRITISH PARLIAMENT, 2 FEB, 1835 not seen not.1 person who is a beggar,a thief. READ! [18:34:29]

I liked a YouTube video -- Research Examines the Power of a Human Stare [22:45:31]

Friday, April 23, 2010

Not Bollywood Bhishma

A few weeks ago we had a wonderful time due the visit of His Holiness Gunagrahi Goswami.

Maharaja kindly agreed to speak at the monthly Bhagavatam chapter study program.  It is a study that we started a year ago and will probably take 28 years to finish being that there are over 300 chapters in the Srimad Bhagavatam.

Maharaja focused a compelling question in the Mahabharata:  “The reason for Bhishmadeva’s fighting against the Pandavas.”  Unlike the understanding that is common for fans of Bollywood, that he fought for the Kaurava’s simply due to social duty, Maharaja revealed a deeper meaning for Bhishma stance. 

Srila Prabhupada writes his his purport for Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.16:

Even a great fighter like Bhīsma could not win the Battle of Kuruksetra because the Lord wanted to show that vice cannot conquer virtue, regardless of who tries to execute it. Bhīsmadeva was a great devotee of the Lord, but he chose to fight against the Pāndavas by the will of the Lord because the Lord wanted to show that a fighter like Bhīsma cannot win on the wrong side.

furthermore Srila Prabhupada gives a revealing example in the following verse’s purport:

The popular saying is that a housewife teaches the daughter-in-law by teaching the daughter. Similarly, the Lord teaches the world by teaching the devotee. The devotee does not have to learn anything new from the Lord because the Lord teaches the sincere devotee always from within.

When a young girl gets married in India and moves in the house of her husband’s family, to make her feel comfortable the mother of the husband does not instruct her directly.  Rather if she sees that any instruction and guidance is needed, she will openly give that instruction to her own daughter in the presence of the daughter in law.  Just so that she may also learn.  So Krishna to teach his aspiring devotees who have just joined the family, teaches them lessons through the lives of  his intimate associates.

Hare Krishna

Your humble servant,

Nityananda Chandra Das

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

TEXAS FAITH 26: Should the feds pursue illegal immigrants or the businesses that hire them? Or neither?

Dallas Morning News,
Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box.

About 800 law enforcement officials were involved in raids in the U.S. and Mexico last Thursday, with the focus being on human smuggling operations.  According to the New York Times, the authorities went after owners of shuttle vans that they suspected were smuggling humans from Mexico into the U.S.
The effort comes after the Obama administration has started targeting employers who hire illegal immigrants. This represents a shift from the government's prior focus on rounding up individual illegal immigrants. The change hasn't sat so well with some local communities, who have taken it upon themselves to round up individuals who are here illegally.

So, as you apply your moral reasoning to this problem, what should the government do? Go after businesses or individuals? Or go after both or none?

Please be specific here about the reason - or reasons - for your conclusion.

Read on for our panelist’ thoughts:


NITYANANDA CHANDRA DAS, minister of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), Dallas

In the Bhagavad Gita 5.29 a peace formula is given. A formula by which all of society can be happy.

One of the three lessons of that peace formula is sarva-loka-maheshvaram, God is the proprietor of all the planets. Immigration is based primarily on the following consideration, the idea that we are separate owners of property.

As an animal may growl, or bark at those who encroach on their land, so similarly we have our immigration department. However the Sri Isopanisad  1 teaches this wise lesson that everything belongs to God and we should only consume and become a steward as per our requirements. This land, being property of God, is rightfully to be used by all citizens according to necessity.

In the ancient Vedic culture, all citizens were provided protection and anyone who would approach the king for shelter would be provided such. Even those citizens who could not speak for themselves, the animals, were protected from unnecessary slaughter.

One could bring up a significant objection, employment. In the past, however, this is hardly an issue as every occupation truly supported society. In less than a hundred years we have shifted from a society of 90% farmers to 3% or less. We created artificial standards of life. We must ask ourselves, "If the economy were to completely fail, would my occupation be of any value?"

The last point I would like to present is that when a government is governed righteously, such as providing shelter and employment for all who seek it, then God arranges Mother Nature to reciprocate. In a righteous governed land there is no scarcity.

Hare Krishna :)
Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das
To see all the responses from the Texas Faith Panel click here

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

my latest twitter updates

My brain is spinning with amazement after watching the video of Citra Kavitvani from ISKCON's Sanskrit School. Simply mind blowing. [18:51:39]

Watching "Lost Village" by Lokanath Swami in temple room hosted by Gunagrahi Goswami [00:22:40

Another great program with Gunagrahi Goswami [04:17:44]

Deeply inspiring heart winning program with Gunagrahi Goswami [02:50:35]

At Srimad Bhagavatam program w/ Gunagrahi Goswami in Plano [01:36:05]

Formerly, people used to eat on golden plate, at least, the royal family, and after..throw here..paper plate, [22:25:00]

modern civilization means large-scale arrangement for killing animals and large-scale arrangement for distilling liquor [22:11:17]

W/o scientific..if somebody says in some religion.."Animal has no soul..kill as many as you like,"so thatis not dharma. [22:08:22]

Blue People of Kentucky blue but not divine [19:21:08]

I was dreaming that I was being hugged by the King of Puri who was about2 tell me some secrets of Jagannath when I was woken up 2do daipers [08:32:15]

just like one is condemned..somebody by cutting his head..Krsna's grace he may be saved[only]accident by knife[on]hand. [01:31:13]

So he'll strike the mirror, that "There is another bird." ..."I shall defeat the other sparrow." [16:20:15]

"Krsna,kindlyStay aFewDaysMore." So Krsna, not few days more, Krsna will remain perpetually with you if you love Krsna. [15:17:44] Not that"My dear God,You have no eyes.You have no leg…"?!…indirect way of insult…If…no eyes,?called?blind…no leg,lame… [04:50:26] He loves everyone…He loves the cowsHe loves the trees… because everything is…Just like you love any part of your body [04:15:45]

Going to give class, live from the Dallas Temple Bhagavad Gita 13.15-19 "Object of Knowledge" [23:57:50]

@sequinstockings iPhone most definitely.I have all the Vedas in my pocketPocket Vedabase app.With Krishna's is all about what is the purpose [15:39:49]

RT @Rosherrrs: The Hare Krishna people on Oxford street were so jokes today, singing really loudly, they wanted everyone to join in! Twa ... [15:37:27]

@AnasLand13 all about Hare Krishna [15:29:18]

RT @sambmackay: Ah. I just got waved and smiled at mid dance by a hare krishna-it really made me laugh for half the length of regents st ... [15:28:29]

#dailyquestion if I could be of any other nationality? hmm Brijbasi, a citizen of Vrindavan [15:26:29]

Someone donated an avocado to Kalachandji on the altar however the cook did not pick it up because he thought it was a donated Shaligram lol [15:20:40]

"The devotees of the Lord are always in the heart of the Lord, and the Lord is always in the hearts of the devotees." [04:24:02]

living beings who are in the material world are all disintegrated parts and parcels of the supreme whole [04:57:34]

The astounding feature of such dealings is that a devotee can please the Lord by playing the part of an enemy. [05:03:10] went to meeting SAT @DFW Hindu temple. Artist painted Gaura [04:41:32] Uncultured man wants to see a woman naked. But that has become a fashion nowadays. Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.24 LA 1973 [19:11:48]

I liked a YouTube video -- Harinam @ Deep Ellum Arts Fair - Dallas 4/3/10 [19:04:23]

Learned from @rupaschomaker how to make a #iTunes smart playlist so that lectures that I listen to will be removed from the list after playd [16:51:47]

All my my apps on Iphone stopped working except the ones that it came with. Seems like it had something to do with the ipad release & up ... [06:04:58]

Going on Maha Harinam @ the #DeepEllumArtsfair [00:34:41]

Hare Krishna Tattoos for Amanda @ my only tattoo, the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra in Sanskrit [16:13:35]

wrote a new blog Hare Krishna Miniature Goat Farm Opening day: Mother Sarasvati after years of research studied v... [01:03:13]

ISKCON Vows to Fight LA Airport Ban on Soliciting Donations | ISKCON News [22:04:02] Rāmānanda Das now weighes 6lbs 7oz! [19:56:16] Getting ready for the 7pm class/interview [23:24:50] temple donations for Gopi's next play [21:28:51]

Sanskrit lesson #1 "change in meter generally means a change in the direction of the conversation." - Mukunda Datta Prabhu [03:45:55]

I hate the way they scream when you boil them.... [23:20:02]

wrote a new blog Ramayana – the drama - performed at Kalachandji’s: Mother Gopi Gita and Gopi Krishna got to fe... [19:03:00]

wrote a new blog Rāmānanda Das, Born March 19th 2010: read more[17:28:02] posted Post-Modern Vedanta S2-E4-Love & Animals on [16:38:25] Check out Rupa's photos of the Ramayana play on Flickr!! There great [16:33:40]

Rāmānanda Dās [14:46:56]