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Saturday, March 22, 2019

Thought For The Day: We Are Now Also on Instagram

Austin, Texas USA

Thanks to the advice of online marketing expert Snehal Chandak our daily broadcasts are now also available on Instagram. This is very good. I encourage all of our readers to find more and more ways to popularize our daily broadcasts so that one day the whole world will be tuned into Krishna consciousness. There is no reason for all of this madness and suffering on this planet. By spreading Krishna consciousness more and more this entire planet can be turned into a paradise. Here's the link to our training on Instagram:

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Video for the Day

Here's What Everyone Needs to Know

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: How to Find God?

How do I find God?

Anonymous

Answer: Sincerely Chant His Names

It’s easy to find God because He has so mercifully appeared in the form of His Holy Names. Although all of the many names of God such as Allah, Jehovah, etc. are unlimitedly powerful, the Supreme all-knowing, all-loving Personality of Godhead has become especially present in our materialistic age in the form of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra as follows: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. Anyone who sincerely chants these names begging God that you please accept me as your eternal servant will in due course of time become fully qualified to see God face to face, eye to eye. In other words he will personally meet God and become one of His intimate personal associates.

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Friday, March 23, 2019

Thought For The Day: Why Do I Exist?

Austin, Texas USA

The most important thing for you to know is why you exist. If you do not know this, you are nothing more than a two-legged animal whose only interest is eating, sleeping, mating, and defending. The factual reason you exist is to have a loving relationship with Krishna or God. Everything else is a detail. So don't get hung up in the details forgetting what is your real purpose for being here. Co-ordinate all of your thoughts, words, and deeds with the factual purpose of your life and you will relish the most extraordinarily and unimaginably blissful and meaningful existence possible. So why cheat yourself a moment longer when you could be tasting unlimited bliss within your heart at every nanosecond? Do you get my point? If you do, now you must do something about it. If you don't, write me for a further explanation. (sda@backtohome.com)

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Who Am I?


Video for the Day

Everyone Needs to Know This!

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Why God Wants Us?

What does God want us humans for?

Frank Dell

Answer: To Experience Our Love

Dear Frank,

Please accept my greetings.

God is eternally manifesting us from Himself for one purpose and one purpose only, to enjoy loving relationships with us. In other words, the sole purpose of our existence is to satisfy God by loving Him. This is why, if we don't love God, we are like fish out of the water. To master the art of loving Him check out my free e-course at: www.JoinCourse.com

Hoping this meets you well,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thought For The Day: Help Us Solve All the World's Problems

Austin, Texas USA

By the combined mercy of Lord Sri Krishna and His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami we have been blessed with the formula that can solve all of the world's problems. But we have a big problem. And that is how to educate the entire human society with this formula. One powerful way is to advertise on the internet. But that requires money to pay for the advertising. Therefore we are requesting that if you would like to help us to enlighten the human society, one valuable way you can do that is to assist us by contributing either as a one time donation or setting up a monthly recurring donation. If you would like do this, please click on the "I Want to Help" box below:

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Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Flood the World with Krishna's Holy Names


Video for the Day

Krishna Appears as the Mahamantra

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Find Life's Purpose?

How do I find my life’s purpose? Why did I choose to come to this world? How did you find your life’s purpose?

Yash Jaim

Answer: Here's It Is

My Dear Yash,

Please accept my blessings.

The purpose of your life is to re-establish your pure loving relationship with that Supreme Person who is the source of all existence. Some call Him “Krishna.” Some call Him “Allah.” Some call Him “Jehovah.” Some call Him “Adonai.” But no matter what you call Him, that Supreme All-loving Personality of Godhead is the source of your existence and your purpose in life is to love Him purely without any selfish motivations. You were originally with Him in the spiritual world, but due to a misuse of your free will you ended up in this nasty world of birth and death.

I was blessed with realizing my life’s purpose of loving Krishna by coming into contact with a bona fide spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

So now if you would like to receive regular ongoing guidance how you can regain your original enlightened state of consciousness, you should enroll in my free e-course by clicking here:

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Thank you for your wonderful questions!

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Thought For The Day: Lord Caitanya's Appearance Day

Austin, Texas USA

Out of unlimited kindness upon the souls who are suffering in the cycle of repeated birth and death here in this material world, Lord Sri Krishna appears in the form of His own devotee, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, to bestow pure love of God freely, without any conditions upon the fallen souls of this age. Today is the most auspicious day of His appearance. All over the world His devotees are fasting and celebrating His unfathomable mercy upon us. After the moonrise, in the evening, a sumptuous feast will be honored by all. Please fast today and attend the program at your nearest ISKCON temple. You will receive the special blessings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. If you are not near a temple, you can celebrate this most holy day known as Gaura Purnima by fasting and offering a vegetarian feast (no onions or garlic) to Lord Caitanya at moonrise and then partaking of it after it has been offered to Him.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Krishna Appears As His Own Devotee


Video for the Day

The Appearance Day of Lord Caitanya

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Atheism a Belief?

Is atheism a belief?

Ben Smith

Answer: Dogmatism

Yes, atheism is a belief based on dogmatism, on blind faith. Even though we can scientifically observe that every machine requires an operator and logically deduce that since every machine requires an operator the cosmic machine must also have an operator, to blindly assert that it does not is the pastime of the fools known as atheists.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Thought For The Day: True Love

Austin, Texas USA

True love means unconditional love. If I have any conditions for my love, it is not truly love. Rather, it is business. "I will love you if…” True love or real love means that under any and all circumstances I will always love no matter what. It is only this unconditional love that gives true satisfaction to the self. All other types of love are simply varying degrees of lust masquerading as love. They are contaminations covering our hearts causing us so many varieties of miseries. So now let's kick out all such pseudo love and replace it with real love, love of Krishna.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Give Your Love to Krishna With No Conditions


Video for the Day

Who You Really Are

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Unconditional Love Without God?

How can there be unconditional love without God?

Ben Smith

Answer: Not Possible

From: ISKCON Austin, Texas USA

My Dear Ben,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Lord Sri Krishna.

There cannot be. Unconditional love can only exist when it is God-centered. Otherwise it is always tinged by "what's in it for me" consciousness.

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

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Thought For The Day: Begging for Empowerment

Austin, Texas USA

I've been ordered by my spiritual master, His Divine A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to become perfect in the understanding of the science of Krishna consciousness, to become a guru, and to deliver the whole world. Delivering the whole world is certainly an impossible task. But as it is said that by the mercy of guru a dog can swim across the ocean, by the mercy of guru even the most impossible things can come true. Therefore although I am deficient in so many ways, I am begging my beloved spiritual master to bless me and empower me that I can successfully carry out his order to make the whole world Krishna conscious.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Srila Prabhupada is an Ocean of Mercy
(I was there when this photo was taken.)


Video for the Day

Everything About Krishna is Ecstatic

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Is Karma Real?

Is karma a real thing or just a mind-set to prevent us from doing wrong things?

Suman Kumar Raj

Answer: It's a Scientific Fact

From: ISKCON Austin, Texas USA

My Dear Suman,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Lord Sri Krishna.

Karma is just like when you throw a tennis ball against a wall and it bounces back. The Bible also teaches karma: “As you sow, so shall you reap”. And physics also teaches karma: “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. So karma is not a myth. It is a scientific fact. Your karma will get you every time. But if you engage in loving service to God, He guarantees in the Bhagavad-gita that He will free you from all of your karmic reactions.

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

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Thought For The Day: Terrorism: How to Stop It

Austin, Texas USA

The recent terrorist attack in New Zealand in which 49 people who murdered while they were worshipping God is due to false bodily identification. The shooter went on a rampage against Muslims. He was ignorant of the fact that we are not these bodies, that our bodily designations of Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist etc. are not are our actual self. These various bodily designations have nothing to do with the real self who is situated within the body. This shooter will face a heavy karmic reactions for many, many lifetimes for all the people that he has murdered and injured. The law of karma is very stringent. No one can escape it. However, if one surrenders to Krishna, Krishna relieves His devotee from his karma.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Terrorism is Due to Ignorance


Video for the Day

Terrorism: Its Cause and Solution

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Is Krishna's Love a Secondary Opulence?

Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet, all glories to Srila Prabhupada, all glories to you and your wonderful and ecstatic preaching efforts.

Before I place my question before you, I would like to thank you for your daily newsletter and your thoughts, as they are a constant inspiration day by day. Your kindhearted and straightforward approach to preaching is a benediction for this world!

In today's answer you mentioned the six opulences of the Lord - strength, beauty, fame, wealth, renunciation and knowledge. For many years I have been wondering why the attribute or, let's say, opulence of love has not been mentioned. We regularly hear that Krsna is the most loving Person. Can love be considered one of the secondary opulences or is it because the love of Srimati Radharani even exceeds Sri Krishna's love, thus He himself does not have "most love" (which surely does not diminish His love and is rather a spiritual comparison and not a material quantitative one)? I would be very happy for an answer from you.

So far I wish you and Guru Mata all the best and hope to meet you again in the future.

Your servant,
Gaura Nataraja das

Answer: It's the Primary Opulence

From: ISKCON Austin, Texas USA

My Dear Gaura Nataraj,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

You have asked a very interesting and sublime question. Krishna's love is unlimited and primary. Each one of the six opulences is a manifestation of Krishna's unlimited love.

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

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Thought For The Day: Toss the Fish Back into the Water

Austin, Texas USA

Do not cheat yourself out of the unlimited bliss, which is yours constitutionally. All you have to do to awaken that bliss is to come back to your real identity as the eternal servant of Krishna or God. It's really that simple, just like tossing a fish who is suffering on the land back into the water.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Fish Stranded on the Beach

Fish Back inWater


Video for the Day

Why Suffer?

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Atheists Purpose of Life?

What, according to atheists, is the purpose of existing?

Anonymous

Answer: None

Atheism means that life has no purpose, it has no meaning. So whether you live or commit suicide it is all the same.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Thought For The Day: Stick With this Course

Austin, Texas USA

Although the number of our subscribers has been growing steadily for many years, we have many persons trying the course and then dropping out. They do not grasp the absolute necessity of becoming self-realized in the human form of life. So we encourage all our readers to stick with this course. If you do so, rest assured that you will be unlimitedly rewarded achieving opulences millions of times greater than that possessed by all the great powerful, wealthy, and famous men of history.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Unlimited Awards Await You


Video for the Day

We Are Not the Owners

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: What is the Soul?

What is the soul, according to you?

Ushosee Das

Answer: 1/10,000th the Tip of a Hair

From: ISKCON Austin, Texas USA

My Dear Ushosee,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

It is not a matter of according to me. Who am I? What do I know? Practically nothing. But according to the great Vedic authorities the soul is a small subatomic particle the size of 1/ 10,000th the tip of a hair. Even though so small, by the soul's presence within one's material body, the body becomes fully alive and energized. At the time of death, when the soul leaves the body, the body becomes a useless bag of chemicals.

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

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thought For The Day: Whatever a Great Person Does

Austin, Texas USA

The burning need of the modern day society is not economic development. What is actually required is ideal spiritually enlightened persons who can lead the entire global society by their perfect example. Due to a lack of such leadership the entire planet earth has been plunged into great distress. If there is even one ideal teacher, he can turn world history right side up. This is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita, Chapter 3, Text 21 in which Lord Sri Krishna so wisely explains:

yad yad acarati sresthas
tat tad evetaro janah
sa yat pramanam kurute
lokas tad anuvartate

"Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues."

The mission of the Krishna consciousness movement is to create such ideal persons who can lead everyone by their perfect examples. We are praying to Lord Sri Krishna that we can be successful in our mission.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Perfect Ideal Person Gives Perfect Guidance


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Prime Minister Modi unveils world's largest Bhagavad-gita

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: How to Be Fearless?

I want to be fearless. Guide me sir.

Anil Kulkarni

Answer: Here's How

From: ISKCON Austin, Texas USA

My Dear Anil,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

The way to become fearless is to completely surrender to guru and Krishna, accepting their instructions as your life and soul.

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

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Thought For The Day: Our Leaders Are Cheaters

Austin, Texas USA

In the Srimad Bhagavatam 5.5.18 we read the following very significant verse:

gurur na sa syat sva-jano na sa syat
pita na sa syaj janani na sa syat
daivam na tat syan na patis ca sa syan
na mocayed yah samupeta-mrtyum

TRANSLATION

"One who cannot deliver his dependents from the path of repeated birth and death should never become a spiritual master, a father, a husband, a mother or a worshipable demigod."

This verse means that no one should take any kind of leadership position unless they can deliver their dependents from the cycle of birth of death. This means that all of the present day leaders in the world are cheaters. They are rascals. They should not be occupying their leadership positions. Only those who are qualified to deliver their dependents from the cycle of birth and death are qualified to be leaders.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


This is the Caliber of Today's Leaders


Video for the Day

Why We Exist

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Do We Imagine God?

Is God a creation of the imagination of men?

Anonymous

Answer: God Imagines Us

It is just the opposite. We are the creation of the imagination of God. That is how we exist and how powerful is the imagination of God.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Thought For The Day: We Can Lead the World Out of Chaos

Austin, Texas USA

We have been blessed with the formula by which the entire world can live in a state of perfect peace and harmony. The only challenge now is how attract everyone to become educated in this science. If we can be blessed with the means of doing this, our global civilization will become completely peaceful and happy in every single town, city, village, and hamlet throughout the entire world. Our entire planet will enjoy the most amazing era of peace and happiness that the world has ever known. So we are intensely begging Lord Sri Krishna to please bless us that we can now make this entire planet Krishna conscious.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Public Dancing and Singing of God's Holy Names
Will Bring a New Era of World Peace


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There's No Reason for All of this Madness

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: World Peace?

Do you think we will ever achieve world peace?

Anonymous

Answer: Here's How

Lord Sri Krishna gives the perfect peace formula in the Bhagavad-gita. If it is followed, we will surely have the most amazing unparalleled era of world peace that our planet has ever known. To help to popularize it I have a made a music video, which you can see below.

Hoping this meets you in good health and a cheerful mood,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

"The Peace Formula" music video by Sankarshan Das Adhikari

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Thought For The Day: Leaders With Heads Buried in the Sand

Austin, Texas USA

It's time now we that we and our world leaders stop being so crazy, carried away by false identification with our material bodies. It's time now that we become a little bit sane to realize that we have an existence beyond our material bodies and to base our human civilization on this principle. Only in this way can we have actual peace and happiness in the human society. As long as we continue to remain on the bodily platform this world will drag on becoming more and more of a hell with each passing year.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Our Modern Day Leaders


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Spread the Mercy!

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: How Practical Is Bhagavad-gita?

How practical is Srimad Bhagavad-gita stated by Lord Shri Krishna?

Rajbhan Vaishya

Answer: Most Practical Book in the Universe

The Bhagavad-gita is the most practical book in the entire universe. It guides each individual how he or she can become spiritually perfect for returning to the kingdom of God and how we can turn the entire Planet Earth into a heavenly paradise.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Thought For The Day: The Peace Formula Lecture in Helsinki

Austin, Texas USA

On 8 March 2019 while traveling from Sri Mayapura Dhama in the holy land of India back to our home base in Austin, Texas USA, we were blessed with a transit stop in Helsinki, Finland. Temple President, Tapodivyam Prabhu and his wife, Tapasvini devi dasi, who is my disciple, received us very nicely. Following the evening arati for ISKCON Helsinki's beautiful Gaura Nitai Deities (pictured below) I was blessed with the opportunity to give a lecture on Bhagavad-gita, Chapter 5, Text 29, which is famous for being the peace formula verse.

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Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Sri Sri Gaura Nitai--The Deities of Helsinki


Video for the Day

Now is the Most Opportune Moment in History

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: God Within Nature?

In your opinion, what are some examples in nature of the existence of God?

Ruben Castillo

Answer: Light of the Sun and Moon

Dear Ruben,

Please accept my blessings. Thank you for your wonderful question.

It is not a matter of my opinion. It is the declaration of God Himself. In the Bhagavad-gita 7.8–9 He states:

O son of Kunti, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable om in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man. I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.

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Hoping this meets you well,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Thought For The Day: The Time Has Come Now for World Peace

New Delhi, India

Our modern day society is becoming more and more hellish. In our travel from Kolkata to New Delhi, India on 7 March 2019 can you believe that we experienced security checks six times? Just see how paranoid, how fearful we have become in our modern day so-called advanced human society! There is no need for all this craziness that is currently becoming more and more manifest all over the planet Earth because Lord Sri Krishna has blessed us with His most perfect peace formula as follows:

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

"A person in full consciousness of Me, knowing Me to be the ultimate beneficiary of all sacrifices and austerities, the Supreme Lord of all planets and demigods, and the benefactor and well-wisher of all living entities, attains peace from the pangs of material miseries." (Bhagavad-gita, Chapter 5, Text 29)

All we have to do now as global society is recognize that Krishna is the supreme owner, the supreme enjoyer, and the best friend. World peace and prosperity will be the immediate, most auspicious global result.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


World Peace is Doable; So Let's Do It!


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Lecture to Russian Devotees

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Spiritual Awakening Difficulty?

After spiritual awakening, why is it so difficult to adjust with people or society? What can I do for myself to feel that I belong?

Addy Green

Answer: That is Not Spiritual Awakening

"Not well adjusted" is not spiritual awakening. Spiritual awakening means being perfectly attuned and adjusted to the source of all existence and to everything that exists. The spiritually awakened person sees that Krishna or God is the source of all existence and that everything and everyone, being His expanded energy, is meant to be engaged in His loving service. He thus becomes the best well-wishing friend of all living beings, bestowing upon them the greatest good fortune at every minute. Anyone who would like to attain genuine spiritual awakening is invited to join my free e-course at: www.JoinCourse.com

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Thought For The Day: Blessed with Boundless Bliss

Mayapur Dhama, India

Why torture yourself when you can instead be relishing unlimited bliss within your heart at every minute? To experience this supreme, ultimate happiness all you have to do is know who you are and be who are. In other words, misery is artificial. It is simply due to one's foolishly misidentifying himself with his rotting material body. Simply understand your eternal spiritual identity as a servant of the Supreme Person, the source of all existence, and you can relish boundless bliss within your heart at every minute.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Vishnujana Swami Leads Super Ecstatic Kirtana
in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco


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Unlimited Bliss in Sri Mayapura Dhama

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: What is God?

What is God? Can you define?

Sajid Hussain

Answer: The Possessor of All Opulences

God is the Supreme Person, the source of all existence, the possessor of all opulence, which means that He has unlimited power, beauty, renunciation, knowledge, wealth, and fame. As the Supreme Father, He is the best well-wishing friend of all living beings, even the animals and plants. His transcendental form is full of bliss, truth, substantiality and is thus full of the most dazzling splendor. Each of the limbs of that transcendental figure possesses in Himself, the full-fledged functions of all the organs, and eternally sees, maintains and manifests the infinite universes, both spiritual and mundane.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thought For The Day: The Peace Formula that Will Go Down in History for Having Saved the World

Mayapura Dhama, India

At the present moment our global society is gliding down into the deepest, darkest despair. Everywhere we find that greed and exploitation of the weak by the strong is becoming the norm. People are completely in illusion misidentifying themselves with their temporary material bodies and engaging themselves in such a way that will take their next birth in the animal species.

So something has to be done. Fortunately there is a solution. The all-merciful Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna has given His peace formula in the Bhagavad-gita, Chapter 5, Text 29 by which the entire world can be saved:

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

"A person in full consciousness of Me, knowing Me to be the ultimate beneficiary of all sacrifices and austerities, the Supreme Lord of all planets and demigods, and the benefactor and well-wisher of all living entities, attains peace from the pangs of material miseries."

To introduce Krishna's peace formula to the world I have written a song called "The Peace Formula" to educate the world population how they can actually become happy.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


The President of the United States Appreciated "The Peace Formula"


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The Peace Formula

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Question: How to Serve Krishna?

Hare Krishna, Guru Maharaja.

I want to spend my life serving Krishna being His servant, but my situation is material only. I do not know when my life will be in Krishna's service. What to do?

Vivek Gadde

Answer: Here's How

From: Sri Mayapura Dhama, India

My Dear Vivek,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Take up now the process of Krishna consciousness with full determination and seriousness. Chant at least 16 rounds daily of Hare Krishna japa mala and strictly avoid illicit sex, meat eating, intoxication, and gambling. Take shelter of the bona fide spiritual master, become initiated by him, and mold your life strictly according to his instructions. In this way you will attain perfect peace of mind, and you will be qualified to enter the spiritual world upon leaving your present material body.

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

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Thought For The Day: The Purpose of Our Existence

Mayapur Dhama, India

We exist because Krishna or God, Who is the source of all existence, desires to enjoy loving relationships. Thus He is emanating us from Himself for this purpose. Since love cannot be forced, it must by its very nature be voluntary, we cannot be forced to love Him. But when we voluntarily choose to do so we are given the supreme privilege of living with Him in His eternal abode where there is no birth, no death, no old age, and no disease. Those who are intelligent take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy an eternal, unlimitedly blissful existence in His divine association in the spiritual world. Those who are foolish leave His divine association in the spiritual world and continue birth after birth futilely trying to squeeze some happiness out of that place where no genuine happiness exists, i.e. this material world.

So do you want to be intelligent or foolish? It's your free choice.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Krishna is Inviting Us All to Come Back
to Our Original Home in the Spiritual World.


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Question: Fees for this Course?

Pranam Guruji,

Guruji, are there any fees to join this e-course (www.joincourse.com)? Or should we pay fees after the completion of the course.

Sumuk Latha

Answer: Our Offering of Love to You

From: Sri Mayapur Dhama, India

My Dear Sumuk,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

There are absolutely no fees at any time in our training you how to become a pure devotee of Krishna qualified to go back to home, back to Godhead. Our training program is our offering of love to you. From your side if you would like to contribute something to help us to make the whole world Krishna conscious, you will be greatly blessed by Lord Sri Krishna for doing so. Some of our students have so kindly joined our monthly donor program to help us expand our outreach to a larger and larger audience.

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

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Thought For The Day: How I Came to Krishna Consciousness

Mayapur Dhama, India

As a youth in 1968 I had a burning desire to become self-realized. I had no interest in making money or in having a successful material career. My only desire was to become self-realized. After a friend named Patrick Dolan introduced me to the Hare Krishna mantra worshipping Sri Sri Radha and Krishna became my only real interest. I then resolved to go to India to be a holy beggar for the rest of life. However on the way to India I had a very powerful realization as follows: "I denied and I denied until I could deny no longer, and then I had to start accepting." In other words, in my attempt to attain spiritual perfection my modus operandi was to deny everything of this material world with the goal of merging into spiritual perfection. But then I realized that if you deny absolutely everything you must come to the point of denying denial itself, which now leaves you in the position of having to accept something transcendental to this material existence. So what transcendental thing was there for me to accept? I understood that instead of leaving the world my duty was to remain in the world for making a spiritual revolution for the total, complete respiritualization of the entire human society. So this became my mission, to completely revolutionize the entire global society. For two years I struggled trying to do this on my own with no success. But then in 1971 I was blessed by His Holiness Vishnujana Swami with the knowledge that his spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, was already successfully doing this. I realized at this point that spiritual perfection was to totally surrender unto the will of God just as Lord Jesus Christ had done and that Srila Prabhupada was perfectly teaching his disciples how to factually do that. So I decided to become Srila Prabhupada's disciple. This was the greatest decision of my entire life and has brought me for the last 48 years to a life of unlimited happiness and full absorption in bringing about a complete, total respiritualization of the entire global society. What could be more ecstatic than this?

So that's my story of how I came to Krishna consciousness. Now what is yours?

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


In 1971 His Holiness Vishnujana Swami Brings Krishna Consciousness
to Austin, Texas. Here He Leads Kirtana in Pease Park.


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Question: Making Notes in the Books?

My Dear Gurudeva,

Please accept my humble obeisances
All Glories to Srila Prabhupad

As I reach my office and log into my PC every day, the first thing I do is open my Gmail account and read your daily emails. I find it the best way to begin my day with this.

I have one query: While reading Srila Prabhupada's books is it appropriate to make notes or underline certain sentences in the same book? I have been doing that with a pencil whenever I read the books of His Divine Grace. But I am not sure whether it is good or not. Am I committing an offense to Srila Prabhupad and the books by doing that?

I seek your advice on this, Gurudeva.

Insignificant servant of your lotus feet,
Yesh

Answer: Keep a Separate Notebook

From: Sri Mayapur Dhama, India

My Dear Yesh,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I am very happy that you begin your work day every day by reading my daily broadcast, "Thought for the Day."

Thank you very much for your question. While it is very nice that you are making notes, the answer is that you should not write in the books. You should keep a separate notebook for making notes. It is a matter of practicality. You will be reading and rereading these books for the rest of your life. If for the next 50 years you keep making notes in the books, there will be so many notes written in the books that it will become an unmanageable disorganized mess. Therefore a separate notebook is the best system for making notes.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Thought For The Day: Inundate the Whole World With Transcendental Bliss

Mayapura Dhama, India

Krishna Das Kaviraj has written as follows in the Caitanya-caritamrita, Madhya Lila, Chapter 18, Text 228:

caitanya-caritra ei—’amrtera sindhu’
jagat anande bhasaya yara eka-bindu

"The pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu are an ocean of nectar. Even a drop of this ocean can inundate the whole world with transcendental bliss."

So now this is our mission. By connecting everyone with Lord Caitanya we want to completely revolutionize the modern day totally materialistic society, transforming it into world fully absorbed in relishing the unlimited mellows of Krishna consciousness.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Lord Caitanya Floods the Entire Universe With Pure Love of God


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Question: Nobody Has a Soul?

Are you saying that nobody has a soul?

Angel

Answer: Everyone is a Soul

From: Sri Mayapura Dhama, India

My Dear Angel,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

It is fact that nobody has a soul because everyone is a soul. In other words, it's not that you have a soul, you are the soul.

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

Your ever well-wisher,
Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Thought For The Day: Perfection in Krishna Consciousness for Householders Living in the City

Kolkatta, India

On 1 March 2019 in Kolkata, India I gave the following lecture on how householders can become perfect in Krishna consciousness while living in the city. It was followed by a lively question and answer session. My wife and I both gave answers to the many wonderful questions that were asked. Click on the link below to hear the lecture:

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Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Krishna Conscious Householders


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Premananda Das’ Offering of Love

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Question: How to Stay in Touch with Spiritual?

How do you stay in touch with your spiritual side every day in this material world?

Saurabh Kumar

Answer: Chant Hare Krishna Every Day

By rising very early morning and chanting: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. This Hare Krishna mantra has a tremendous potency to transform one’s consciousness from material to spiritual for anyone who chants it sincerely every day. For more information, guidance, and inspiration check out my free e-course at: www.JoinCourse.com

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Thought For The Day: Don't Be Crazy

Kolkatta, India

Don't be crazy like 99.99% of the human population who is running mad after sense gratification, especially the so-called sexual pleasure. Due to poor education or mis-education these fools and rascals are completely ignoring their actual all-blissful, fully cognizant, eternal identities and idiotically misidentifying themselves with miserable, rotting, temporary material bodies. It's really pathetic, a factual crying shame. Something has to be done about it. We have to wake up these people to free them from all of this unnecessary suffering. This is our mission.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Artificial Happiness Does Not Satisfy the Self


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Back to Krishna's Land

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Question: Prove Any One Religion True?

Is it possible to prove any one religion true?

Anonymous

Answer: Your Question is Flawed

Your question is flawed because there is no such thing as this religion or that religion. Religion is one, to relink with what remains constant through so many changes of body. The proof is that you can remember things you did as a small child even though your body is now different. There is a constant self who exists beyond the constantly changing body. Religion means to fully awaken that self.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Thought For The Day: The Time of Awakening

London, UK

Lord Sri Krishna mercifully explains in Bhagavad-gita, Chapter 2, Text 69:

ya nisa sarva-bhutanam
tasyam jagarti samyami
yasyam jagrati bhutani
sa nisa pasyato muneh

"What is night for all beings is the time of awakening for the self-controlled; and the time of awakening for all beings is night for the introspective sage."

In his purport, Srila Prabhupada explains this verse as follows:

"There are two classes of intelligent men. One is intelligent in material activities for sense gratification, and the other is introspective and awake to the cultivation of self-realization. Activities of the introspective sage, or thoughtful man, are night for persons materially absorbed. Materialistic persons remain asleep in such a night due to their ignorance of self-realization. The introspective sage remains alert in the 'night' of the materialistic men. The sage feels transcendental pleasure in the gradual advancement of spiritual culture, whereas the man in materialistic activities, being asleep to self-realization, dreams of varieties of sense pleasure, feeling sometimes happy and sometimes distressed in his sleeping condition. The introspective man is always indifferent to materialistic happiness and distress. He goes on with his self-realization activities undisturbed by material reactions."

We have to learn how to follow such introspective sages. This will be the perfection of our existence.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Introspective Sages See
through the Eyes of Scripture


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Question: Is it possible to heal the heart's wounds?

Dear Gurudeva and Gurumataji, Please accept my humble obediences.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Is it possible to heal heart wounds? The traumas that we bring from our ancestors? Forgiving those who have hurt us? Forgive ourselves? And how can we love ourselves?

Thank you very much for helping us and guiding us on the path to happiness.

I hope you are in good health.

Hare Krishna!

Your humble servant,
Hari Bhakti Devi Dasi.
Santiago, Chile.

Answer: Krishna consciousness heals all wounds

From: London

My Dear Hari Bhakti,

Please accept my blessings and the blessings of Gurumataji.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Krishna consciousness heals all wounds, even those coming from millions of years ago.

The only way to love yourself is to love Krishna. When you water the root of a tree all the leaves and branches are nourished. Similarly when you love Krishna perfectly by full surrender you become the perfect lover of yourself and all living beings.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

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