Thought for the Day

Featuring realizations and selected correspondence of
His Grace Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari

Home | Thought for The Day | Audio | Videos | Photos | Itinerary and History | Meditations on Pure Bhakti | Offerings | Services  
| Transcribed Lectures | Contact Us | Guest Feedback|

Click here to receive "Thought for the Day" in your email
Click here to see other services rendered by His Grace Sankarshan Dasa Adhikari



His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta
Swami Prabhupada

The Ultimate Self Realization Course (tm)

Presenting the World's Leading Self Realization Training  System Guiding Thousands
Around the Globe to the Highest Enlightenment

Under the guidance and inspiration of ISKCON Founder-Acharya:
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Dedicated to bringing about  a spiritual revolution 
for the enlightenment of all living beings on the planet

Espa˝ol                 Русскйи                 Franšais


His Grace Sriman
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

Friday, October 18 , 2019

Thought For The Day: The Supreme Experience

ISKCON-Sri Vrindavana Dhama, India

There is no experience anywhere throughout the entire universe that can surpass the pure spiritual bliss of attending the mangala arati ceremony at Srila Prabhupada's samadhi at 4:10am at the Krishna Balarama Mandira in Sri Vrindavana Dhama. This is held every morning throughout the year. Srila Prabhupada left his body in Vrindavana on 14 November 1977 and his body was buried here in this sacred shrine. Attending this sacred ceremony enables the devotee to feel that he is in Srila Prabhupada's presence and being showered with his inconceivable, unlimited most merciful blessings. What can my words describe? If you want to truly know what this is like, you have to come to Vrindavana and experience it personally. Then you will get some idea of what I am writing about.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Pujari Offers Ghee Lamp to Srila Prabhupada
at Mangala Arati at Srila Prabhupada's Samadhi in Vrindavana, India
17 October 2019

Devotees Sing in the Sweetest Ecstasy of
Feeling Separation from Srila Prabhupada
at Mangala Arati at Srila Prabhupada's Samadhi

Fixing the Life Air Between the Eyebrows


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Can You Help Me Open My Third Eye?

My name is Michael. I live in USA. I love your programs, and I wish I can learn more. Can you help me open my third eye? That is the only thing I want to learn more about and know. Thank you.

Regards,
Michael

Answer: We Can Take You Higher Than the Third Eye

From: ISKCON Vrindavan, India

My Dear Micheal,

Please accept my blessings.

Third eye meditation takes about 60,000 years to perfect. Thus it would take you many lifetimes. But we are teaching a method that in one lifetime can take you to the highest perfection even beyond the third eye. That method is bhakti, loving devotion to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

I hope this meets you in the best of health and in an ecstatic mood.

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Thursday, October 17 , 2019

Thought For The Day: The Ultimate Exciting Adventure

ISKCON-Sri Vrindavana Dhama, India

The greatest of all adventures is to successfully pull off a global spiritual revolution for the respiritualization of our entire earthly society. This spiritual revolution was started 500 years ago by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in the holy land of India and was expanded all over the world in the 60's and 70's by my most beloved spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in the form of ISKCON, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Now it is up to the members of ISKCON to carry on with the momentum established by Prabhupada to expand this movement more and more and more until it totally engulfs our entire earthly global society. To dedicate our lives fully to this Krishna consciousness global spiritual revolution is most certainly the ultimate exciting adventure. And to do so guarantees that we will attain our original spiritual identities in the spiritual world upon quitting our present material bodies. Some who have embraced this supreme adventure find it so exciting that they aspire to take birth after birth until Lord Caitanya's movement has totally engulfed our entire earth planet. (And some are even thinking of the next step, the entire universe.)

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Lord Caitanya Inaugurates His Sankirtana Movement

Srila Prabhupada Expands It World Wide

 

Wednesday, October 16 , 2019

Thought For the Day: Back to Home, Back to Vrindavana-Dhama

Sri Vrindavana-Dhama, India

15 October 2019 was a most auspicious day for us. Because it is on this day that we arrived in Sri Vrindavan-dhama, the most holy abode of Lord Sri Krishna. This is the holiest of all holy places. In this connection Srila Prabhupada stated on 17 September 1975:

"This is tattva, truth, that Krishna, the Supreme Person, His holy name, His form, His attributes, His pastimes, His paraphernalia, His dhama... Just like we are in Vrindavana-dhama. So why Vrindavana-dhama is worshiped? Because the Vrindavana-dhama is not different from Krishna. When you take a little dust of Vrindavana-dhama you are taking the dust of Krishna's lotus feet. Vrindavana-dhama, so important."

Whenever I arrive in Vrindavana, my practice is to immediately get down in the holy dirt of Vrindavana begging for Krishna's mercy. On this arrival as soon as I got out of the vehicle I placed myself in the holy dirt of Vrindavana offering my obeisances to Lord Sri Krishna begging Him to make me His pure devotee and for His blessings that I can now make the whole world Krishna conscious.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Bowing Down in the Sacred Dirt of Vrindavana

Greeted by Enthusiastic Disciples

One Who Knows Krishna is the Greatest Scientist


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Reconcile Scientific and Spiritual Knowledge?

How can we reconcile scientific and spiritual knowledge?

Gaurav Oberoi

Answer: Real Scientific Knowledge is Spiritual

That science which posits that matter is the basis of reality can never be rectified with spiritual knowledge because it simply is not true. Therefore such science is more correctly described as nescience or ignorance. And that science which describes spirit as the foundation of reality is already fully rectified with spiritual knowledge because it is spiritual knowledge. In other words real scientific knowledge is spiritual knowledge. Thus the greatest scientist is he who sees that the Supreme Spirit, Krishna, or God is the source of everything.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Wednesday, October 15 , 2019

Thought For The Day: Ecstatic Kirtana in Pune

Kirtana is the life and soul of the Vaisnavas. The more they can do kirtana the more they become blissful. On 12 October 2019 in Pune, India I was blessed with the opportunity to lead over a hundred Indian youth in an ecstatic kirtana after singing them some of the Krishna conscious songs that I have written. Here is short excerpt from that kirtana:

Click Here for Pune Mahakirtana.

Relish the nectar of kirtana and turn on the whole world to kirtana. This is our life!

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Explaining What is Krishna Consciousness
to Super Enlivened Hearers in Pune, India

Bhagavad-gita As It Is


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Why Read Bhagavad-gita?

Why should I read the holy Bhagavad-gita? How has the Bhagavad-gita changed your life? What is the best source to read and understand it?

Bharath

Answer: Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Gita explains the meaning and purpose of our existence. It is the one book that everybody in the world should read in order to know who they really are and how to be who they are really are. If it becomes widely read all over the world, we will have the greatest era of peace and happiness that the world has known for thousands and thousands of years. It has transformed my miserable life into the most ecstatic celebration of transcendental bliss. The edition you need to read is Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada because the other editions distort and twist the meaning. You can read it here:

Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Thought For The Day: Engaging Muslims in Chanting Hare Krishna

ISKCON Pune, India

Today we are going back to many years ago when I engaged a hall full of our Muslim brothers and sisters in chanting the Hare Krishna mantra. You can see in the video which be accessed below how much their hearts were melted by Lord Sri Krishna's holy names.

Click here for Video

If we can attract the whole world to join us like this in Hare Krishna kirtana, all of the world's problems will be immediately solved.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Muslims Relish Chanting Hare Krishna

Lord Jesus Christ


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Is Jesus God Himself?

Dear Srila Gurudeva,

Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

My question is, is Jesus God Himself in the same way that Lord Caitanya is God but playing the role of a pure devotee? Or is he simply an empowered mahabhagavat like Srila Prabhupada and other great devotees throughout history?

Sincerely,
Joe

Answer: He is an Empowered Vaisnava Acharya

From: ISKCON Pune, India

My Dear Joe,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Lord Jesus Christ is not an incarnation of God. He is an empowered acharya, spiritual master, mahabhagavat like Srila Prabhupada. Such personalities, although not God, are as good as God because they are pure representatives of God.

Consider this example. Is a policeman the government? No. He is a citizen, just as you are a citizen. But when he is on duty he is as good as the government, and he must be obeyed just as if he were the government itself.

I hope this meets you in the best of health and in an ecstatic mood.

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Sunday, October 13 , 2019

Thought For The Day: The Only Real Pollution Solution

ISKCON Pune, India

At the present moment the human society is polluting the air and water more and more making them more and more unbreathable and undrinkable. There are many environmental organizations trying to put a stop to this. But in spite of their efforts our global atmosphere remains polluted. The reason they are not successful is that they are failing to understand the underlying cause for the pollution, which is the pollution with the minds of the entire human society. Everyone is polluted with the desire to enjoy what is actually only meant to be enjoyed by the Lord. It is this underlying internal pollution which is the root cause of all the external pollution. Unless this internal pollution is cleaned up it will never be possible to get rid of the external pollution. Therefore it is the mission of Krishna's pure devotees and the Krishna consciousness movement to train the entire human society in the art of getting rid of this internal pollution by the awakening of pure love of God within their hearts. This will automatically solve the external pollution problem. Unless and until this internal pollution is cleansed, it will never possible to get rid of the external pollution which is so much poisoning our air and water at the present time.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


We Are Killing Ourselves with Air Pollution

Great Turmoil is Tormenting Ecuador


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: How to Take the Turmoil in Ecuador?

Hare Krishna, Srila Gurudeva.

Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
All glories to you.
All glories to Gurumata.

Srila Gurudeva, my question is, how should devotees take armed conflicts that occur within the country where one lives?

Srila Gurudeva, currently my country is experiencing great chaos, the president has raised fuel prices which causes all products to raise their price, has taken economic measures that make the worker a slave.

Students and indigenous groups have come out to protest and the armed forces repress them with bombs, projectiles, shots. The news does not show what is really happening and speaks in favor of the government. Now the natives are coming to my city and the mayor of my city tells the people that the natives are criminals and that they come to destroy the city, He has called for a march not to let them in and has given a hate speech towards them. How should a devotee take all this?

Srila Gurudeva, I am your insignificant servant,
Govinda devi dasi

Answer: Krishna's Blessing For You to Be Leaders

From: ISKCON Pune, India

My Dear Govinda Dasi,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Take this as a message from Krishna that you must make you country, Ecuador, Krishna conscious to save the people from all of this hell that they are going through. It is only when a country has Krishna conscious leaders can its citizens become truly happy.

For this purpose you must make yourself very pure in your practice of Krishna consciousness and educate everyone you meet in the beautiful, liberating teachings of the Bhagavad-gita. This is why mass distribution of Srila Prabhupada's books is most important and essential for the benefit of the suffering people of this world.

The devotees in Ecuador should take advantage of this auspicious opportunity given by Lord Sri Krishna to become recognized by the Ecuadorians as the factual leaders of their nation.

I hope this meets you in the best of health and in an ecstatic mood.

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Saturday, October 12 , 2019

Thought For The Day: Beyond All Problems

ISKCON Pune, India

This material world is simply a world of problems, and there is not much more to be said in this connection. It is simply one problem after another problem after another problem. This is why those who are intelligent transcend this material existence by situating themselves on the spiritual platform beyond this material existence. This is the only place where one can find genuine peace of mind.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Transcending the Material World in Pune

Hare Krishna Mantra is Chanted by God Himself


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Which Mantra is Most Important?

Gurudeva, I have a doubt that in ISKCON the chanting of the Hare Krishna is emphasized as the most important mantra, while other gurus from Vrindavana say that "om namo bhagavate vasudevaya" is the main mantra and other sampradayas say other things. Therefore I am confused what is true knowledge regarding what we should chant to attain love for Krishna.

Thanks,

Yashlakh

Answer: Hare Krishna Mantra Cited in Scripture

From: ISKCON Pune, India

My Dear Yashlakh,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

In such matters we must accept the authority of the scriptures. In this regard it is stated as follows in the Kali Santarana Upanisad:

hare krsna hare krsna
krsna krsna hare hare
hare rama hare rama
rama rama hare hare

iti sodasakam namnam
kali-kalmasa-nasana
natah parataropayah
sarva-vedesu drsyate

“After searching through all the Vedic literature, one cannot find a method of religion more sublime for this age than the chanting of Hare Krishna.”

I hope this meets you in the best of health and in an ecstatic mood.

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Friday, October 11 , 2019

Thought For The Day: We Must Stop Being So Foolish

It is sheer idiocy not to surrender to Krishna, like a fish trying to be happy by enjoying on the land. We should take full advantage of the mercy of Krishna and His representative, the bona fide spiritual master, by fully surrendering ourselves now at Lord Sri Krishna's lotus feet. This is will give us unlimited peace and happiness. To not do so will simply keep us in a miserable situation. So why should unnecessarily punish ourselves? That would indeed be a most stupid thing.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


There is No Need to Punish Ourselves

Krishna Gives Us a Sublime, Most Glorious Future


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: I Am Shattered. What is My Future?

Everything is shattered. How about my future?

Imit Singh

Answer: Give Your Love to Krishna

From: Greater Noida, India

My Dear Imit,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Give your love to Krishna. Your future will be unlimitedly beautiful.

I hope this meets you in the best of health and in an ecstatic mood.

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Thursday, October 10 , 2019

Thought For The Day: Turning Misery into Bliss

Greater Noida, India

Krishna's devotee knows the art of how to relish bliss in every situation, even the most miserable ones, by always remembering how Krishna's unlimited kindness is always showering upon him at every minute. There is no limit to Krishna's kindness, and the more one gives his love to Krishna the more he will feel how Krishna's kindness is showering upon him. Therefore we should as much as possible give Krishna all of our love at every minute.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Lord Krishna is Unlimitedly Kind

No Chemical Can Make a Dead Body Conscious


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Material Basis of Consciousness?

What is the material basis of consciousness?

San Zh?

Answer: No Material Basis

Consciousness has no material basis. It is purely spiritual. Its presence marks the difference between a living body and a dead body. When the body is alive it has consciousness. And when the body is dead it has no consciousness. The proof is that there is no material element that we can add to a dead material body to make it conscious. Consciousness is the symptom of the presence of the soul within the body.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Wednesday, October 9 , 2019

Thought For The Day: This World is a Madhouse

Greater Noida, India

Our entire modern civilization is based on the false premise that we are these bodies. So it is no wonder that chaos is breaking loose now more and more all over the world. If we want actual peace and prosperity in the human society, this will only happen when then the people of this planet are educated properly to know what is the actual nature of existence and how to attain the perfection of existence. Until that happens the world situation will continue getting more and more problematic with each passing year. This is why we are trying to educate the entire human society as soon as possible in the actual science of why we exist and how we can perfect our existence.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


All Hell is Breaking Loose Now in Hong Kong

Krishna Consciousness is Unlimited Bliss


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Is Too Much Krishna Consciousness Bad?

Dear Srila Gurudeva,

Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

One of my friends said that excess of anything is always bad, that practicing and preaching beyond the limit about spiritual things is equally bad and harmful. Please reply.

Hare Krishna.

Ashis Paul

Answer: Only in Very Rare Cases

From: Greater Noida, India

My Dear Ashis,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

What he is saying is correct. It is confirmed by Lord Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita, Chapter Six, Text 16:

naty-asnatas 'tu yogo 'sti
na caikantam anasnatah
na cati-svapna-silasya
jagrato naiva carjuna

"There is no possibility of one's becoming a yogi, O Arjuna, if one eats too much or eats too little, sleeps too much or does not sleep enough."

If one completely ignores the needs of his body to get six or seven hours a sleep per day and tries to practice Krishna consciousness 24 hours a day without ever sleeping, he will not be successful in his practice. Of course this is possible in the case of great exalted devotees like Haridasa Thakura who practically 24 hours a day engaged in Krishna consciousness. But for the devotees in general it is not possible, and they should not try to artificially imitate Haridasa Thakura.

However, it should be carefully noted that practicing Krishna consciousness too much is generally not a problem at all. The real problem for most devotees is that they do not practice and preach Krishna consciousness enough. And the greatest problem in the human society is that they do not practice Krishna consciousness at all. How much does your friend practice?

The bottom line is that although theoretically his argument is valid, in terms of practicality, it is not applicable.

I hope this meets you in the best of health and in an ecstatic mood.

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Tuesday, October 8 , 2019

Thought For The Day: Do Not Remain in Illusion

Greater Noida, India

Why punish yourself? To be in illusion is to be in a state of misery, and to be enlightened is to be full of so much bliss that it spills out of your heart and inundates the entire universe in an unlimitedly ecstatic tidal wave of pure love of God. The technique for becoming enlightened is very simple. All you have to do is hear submissively from the bona fide spiritual master and mold your life according to his sublime instructions. In this way everything will become revealed to you, and your life will become perfect.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


A Tidal Wave of Bliss Will Inundate the World

Krishna Says, "I am the Light of the Sun."


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: How Can I Support the Movement?

As a very thoughtful young lady, how can I support the movement for you?

Heather Hooten

Answer: Awaken Yourself and Enlighten the World

From: Greater Noida, India

My Dear Heather,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I am very happy that you want to help us make the world Krishna conscious. Since you have good intelligence, you should use that good intelligence to develop a deep understanding of the teachings of Lord Sri Krishna as He so mercifully gives us in the Bhagavad-gita. Then you should mold your life according to those teachings under the guidance of the bona fide spiritual master and dedicate your entire life for enlightening the world in these teachings. In this way your life will be unlimitedly glorious. You will be rendering the greatest service to the suffering humanity. And your achieving the supreme perfection of going back to home, back to Godhead after quitting your present material body will be absolutely guaranteed.

I hope this meets you in the best of health and in an ecstatic mood.

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Monday, October 7 , 2019

Thought For The Day: Finding Bliss in a Hellish Nightmare

Greater Noida, India

Since Krishna is everywhere His devotee can be with Him in a state of pure bliss even that devotee finds himself in a hellish, nightmarish condition. At the present time we find ourselves every evening in such as you will see in this video:

Click Here to See Hell on Earth

But still we're having a great time here connecting with Krishna and connecting others with Krishna. This is the super ecstatic purpose of our existence. What could be sweeter than this?

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Krishna's Devotee Can Find Bliss in all Situations

Real Meditation is Chanting Hare Krsihna


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Meditating on Nothing?

Is mediation a state of pure consciousness with no content?

Ramesh Manglani

Answer: Only Fools Try to Meditate on Nothing

Meditation is the state of pure consciousness. But it is not meditating on nothing. It’s impossible to meditate on nothing, because nothing does not exist. You can’t meditate on something that does not exist because there is nothing to fix your mind on. Nor is it possible to turn off your mind. There is no such thing as nothing, except as a concept, and even then it is something. So it is not nothing. Real meditation means to fully absorb your mind in meditation upon God. The Vedic scriptures ultimately describe God as Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and especially recommend the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra as the highest form of meditation in this age:

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Sunday, October 6 , 2019

Thought For The Day: One Switch that Will Turn On the Whole World

Noida, India

Srila Prabhupada writes as follows in his preface to his book, The Nectar of Devotion:

"When we pour water on the root, the energy thus created is immediately distributed throughout the entirety of even the largest tree. It is not possible to water the tree part by part, nor is it possible to feed the different parts of the body separately. The Nectar of Devotion will teach us how to turn the one switch that will immediately brighten everything, everywhere. One who does not know this method is missing the point of life."

From these wonderful, supremely enlightening words of Srila Prabhupada we can understand how he has blessed us with the one switch that will turn on the whole world. So now all we have to do is flip the switch. What are we waiting for? Let's do it right now!

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Krishna Consciousness Will Make the Whole World Happy

Thomas Edison -- the Man of Many Failures


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Purpose of Failure?

Does failure has a purpose?

Subin Anthony John

Answer: Stepping Stone to Success

Yes. Failure is the pillar of success. Those who take failures as stepping stones to success emerge in due course of time as world leaders. An example of this is Thomas Edison. As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn't fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

Now on the order of our spiritual master, ISKCON Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, I and his other followers are trying to deliver the world from all ignorance and suffering. In this regard, I have been trying and failing for 49 years. But instead of being discouraged and defeated by my millions of failures, I am accepting each failure as another step that is bringing our Hare Krishna movement closer and closer to its ultimate goal of making the entire world Krishna conscious.

Anyone who would to like a part of the greatest paradigm shift that has ever happened in the history of the universe is invited to sign up for my free on-line training program at: www.JoinCourse.com

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Saturday, October 5 , 2019

Thought For The Day: The World Desperately Needs a New Set of Leaders

Arriving in the New Delhi area, which is one of the most polluted places in the world, I am reminded how our planet is becoming more and more polluted every day, not only in the water and in the air, but also in the minds of all the people. This horror is because we are governed by polluted leaders who grab their positions of power simply for their own self-aggrandizement without any genuine concern for what is the purpose of the human life and how they can guide the citizens to attain it. In other words, when the leaders are fools and rascals the people in general will all be fools and rascals. The Krishna consciousness movement is a humble attempt to bring a new enlightened set of leaders to the world. Therefore we are requesting all intelligent and thoughtful people all over the world to join us in this movement for the respiritualization of the entire human society.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


A Typical Morning in Sunny New Delhi, India

Our Current Leaders Are Cheaters

Jesus Teaches the Same as Krishna Teaches


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Most Impressive Bible Verse?

Which is that one Bible verse which has left an everlasting impression in your mind?

Parvathy Suraj

Answer: Surrender Fully to God

Christ says, “Father, not my will, but Thy will be done.” This verse has been the theme of my life now for the last 50 years. It convinced me to fully surrender to Christ’s father just as he did. This is why I have become a devotee of Lord Sri Krishna, who is the father of Jesus.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Friday, October 4 , 2019

Thought For The Day: Nothing to Lose and Everything to Gain

ISKCON Helsinki, Finland

By fully surrendering to Krishna right now we have nothing to lose except for all of our anxieties, and an eternal life full of bliss and knowledge to gain. So who is that unfortunate soul who will not fully surrender to Krishna? Let us not be in the category of the fools and rascals. Let us take advantage of the unlimited mercy of Krishna and fully surrender ourselves unto Him right now. This is real intelligence. Is there any other course of action that makes more sense than this?

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Why Not Fully Surrender to Krishna Right Now?

Spiritual Awakening Bestows the Ultimate Purpose


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Loss of Purpose After Spiritual Awakening?

Why is there a sense of loss of purpose post spiritual awakening?

Abhilash Pillai

Answer: Ultimate Purpose After Spiritual Awakening

There is only a loss of purpose after spiritual awakening when it is not genuine spiritual awakening. Those who are actually spiritually awakened are blessed with the ultimate purpose of awakening the entire world to the spiritual platform. Their every thought, word, and deed in all times, places, and circumstances is fully dedicated to elevating the entire human society to the transcendental plane of Krishna consciousness.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

Thursday, October 3 , 2019

Thought For The Day: Is it Better to Increase or Decrease Sex?

ISKCON Helsinki, Finland

On a popular training website, TED.com, there has recently been a seminar to teach people how they can keep having sex as much as possible for their entire lifetime. This means they are taking sex primarily as a means of recreation and only secondarily as a function for procreation. This is symptomatic of the ignorance regarding sex which is now all pervading in the human society. It is commonly thought that the more you can increase your sex life, the more you become happy. But the truth is just the opposite. The more one conquers over sex desire, the more he becomes peaceful and happy. It should also be noted that when sex is engaged in excessively, in other words for purposes other than procreation, it decreases one's duration of life in proportion to how much one engages in it.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Give Your Love to Krishna for Unlimited Bliss

Old Age Symptoms Come Earlier Nowadays


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Why Decreasing Life Span?

Why is the human life span decreasing?

Mutaz Flow

Answer: Increasing Sinfulness

We are all meant to live to be 100. But due to so many sinful activities we are getting the karmic reaction of shorter and shorter lifetimes. It will eventually get so bad that if someone lives to be twenty, he will be considered a grand old man.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Wednesday, October 2 , 2019

Thought For The Day: We Have to Tolerate the Suffering

Crossing the Gulf of Finland by Ship

This material existence is a hellish nightmare, and there is not much more to be said in this connection. Therefore we have to be very tolerant. We are always being tortured by at least one of the threefold miseries if not two of them, or all three of them. The threefold miseries are as follows: 1. Miseries caused by the mind and body, 2. Miseries caused by other living beings, and 3. Miseries caused by nature such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. In spite of so many centuries of progress by material science these material miseries are still tormenting us with full force. Therefore instead of trying by material means to vanquish all of these miseries, those who are intelligent tolerate these miseries and focus their consciousness on going to that place where all miseries are conspicuous by their absence, i.e. that most wondrous, brilliantly illuminated spiritual sky where no one ever gets sick, gets old, or dies.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Miseries of the Mind

Miseries of the Body

Miseries Inflicted Upon Us By Others

Miseries Caused by Natural Disasters

World Peace Can Be Attained


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Philosophy and World Peace?

What role can philosophy play in attaining world peace?

Shipra Bhatia

Answer: Here is the Peace Formula

By universal acceptance of the philosophy of Lord Sri Krishna, as He so mercifully gives us in Bhagavad-gita, Chapter 5, Text 29, we can have perfect world peace immediately. Here is Lord Sri Krishna’s perfect peace formula:

bhoktaram yajña-tapasam
sarva-loka-mahesvaram
suhrdam sarva-bhutanam
jñatva mam santim rcchati

“One who knows Me as enjoyer and owner of everything and as the most intimate well-wishing friend of all living beings attains perfect peace.”

Therefore we now want to educate and enlighten the entire world with Lord Krishna’s most sublime and powerful peace formula. I put His formula into a song I wrote called “The Peace Formula,” which was very much appreciated by former US President Obama when he was in the White House. You can read his letter of appreciation and hear and download the song at: www.ThePeaceFormula.com

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Tuesday, October 1 , 2019

Thought For The Day: The First Prabhupada Lecture I Attended

On the road to Tallinn, Estonia

On 27 June 1971 I was absolutely thrilled to see Srila Prabhupada for the first time in my life and to hear his lecture from Subhadra Devi's cart at the Ratha Yatra festival. This lecture was on the subject of how to see God. Srila Prabhupada gave it to about 3,000 hippies and 300 devotees. Click here to hear Srila Prabhupada's lecture. On 29 September 2019 in Kaunas, Lithuania it was my great privilege to be able to give a lecture on Srila Prabhupada's lecture. Click here to hear my lecture.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


A San Francisco Ratha Yatra Festival

Revive Your Krishna Consciousness Now


Answers According to the Vedic Wisdom

Question: Is Life Eternal Suffering?

Is life an eternal cycle of suffering and realization? What is the point of realizing enlightenment when your memory is just wiped in the next incarnation, only having to start from square one all over again?

Mya Hazel

Answer: Not for Those Who Awaken Love of God

As long as we have material desires we must remain suffering endlessly in the cycle of repeated birth, death, old age, disease. But when we revive our loving relationship with God we escape the cycle of birth and death and regain our original, ever-youthful, eternal forms in the spiritual world. Genuine enlightenment is that awakening of love of God within the heart. This liberates us from having to suffer here in this material existence ever again.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Previous Month

Copyright 2005-2019 by Ultimate Self Realization.Com
You are authorized to distribute this knowledge freely around the world
as long as you indicate the source by mentioning the link to our page:
www.backtohome.com