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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Thought For The Day: Back from the Road, Hankering for a Krishnized World

Austin, Texas

We're back now at our world headquarters in Austin, Texas. I am begging Lord Sri Krishna that as soon as possible the entire world can be awakened to Krishna consciousness. I am not very happy to see everyone suffering in the cycle of birth and death. Because of maya's influence they think that there is some enjoyment to be had in this material existence when factually there is none. If somehow or other we can attract them to this sublime process of Krishna consciousness, everyone will be happy. Then there will be the most sublime era of world peace, the like of which the world has not know for thousands of years.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari




Writing on the Airplane


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Crossing the ocean of birth and death

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: How to Conquer Sex Desire?

My Dear Respected Gurudeva,

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

How to control the mind and senses, when a wave of lust comes and I want sex? I have somehow restricted from illicit sex (masturbation) for three days, and today I want it again. But I know that this is bad because it spoils my Krishna consciousness. Please save me, a fallen soul, Your Divine Grace. I think only you can help. I feel that by my own strength I can do nothing in this situation.

Sincerely,
Your student

Answer: Intensely, Sincerely Beg Krishna to Save You

From: London

My Dear Student,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Simply intensely and sincerely beg Krishna to save from slavery to your material senses with all your feeling and conviction, and He will save you. You can do this again and again whenever Mr. Lust attacks.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Thought For The Day: For Unlimited Bliss We Have to Be Who We Are

Tallinn, Estonia

As long as we keep endeavoring to find genuine happiness and satisfaction on a false platform of the self we are sure to be baffled. This is why we should take help from those who have realized the actual nature of the self in our pursuit of fulfillment. The false platform that I am referring to is the material body. As long as we consider ourselves to be these material bodies, which are destined to get sick, get old, and die, there is no way that we can be genuinely happy. This is so because any happiness which is limited or restricted is not real happiness. Even while we are enjoying it we are experiencing the anxiety of knowing that it will sooner or later be finished. This is why material happiness is call maya-sukhaya, illusory happiness. Real happiness must be completely free from the even slightest tinge of anxiety. This pure happiness is only available on the spiritual platform. It is tasted when we know and realize our factual identities as the eternal servants of Krishna or God and sincerely engage in His service. This is when we experience the unlimited bliss of knowing who we are actually are and are thus re-situated in our original constitutional position of unlimited happiness.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari




It's Okay to Straighten Your Tie,
But Do Not Misidentify Yourself with Matter


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How to taste the full nectar

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Should We Stop Doing Work?

Dear Srila Gurudeva,

Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

In today's thought of the day, you have quoted this verse:

sarva-dharman parityajya
mam ekam saranam vraja
aham tvam sarva-papebhyo
moksayisyami ma sucah

"Abandon all varieties of duties and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear."

Does this mean we stop doing any work? Because whatever we do, it is sure to generate some reactions. How the world will exist then?

Thank you for your precious time.

Rashmi Tangri

Answer: No. We Should Work for Krishna.

From: Tallinn, Estonia

My Dear Rashmi,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Krishna means exactly what He says. We have absolutely no other duty than serving Him. However, this does not mean that we should give up our occupational duties. This means that we should offer our occupational duties in Krishna's service just as Arjuna did when he engaged his occupational duty as a warrior in Krishna's service.

These occupational duties are temporary. Just like, as a youth, one is a student. Then one accepts a profession. And then one becomes retired. These duties are not the constitutional nature of the self because they come and go. But what remains in all phases of life is that 'I am the eternal servant of Krishna or God.'

Occupational duties offered fully in Krishna's service do not generate any karmic reactions.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Monday 12 November 2018

Celebrating Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance

Tallinn, Estonia

As I write these words on 11 November 2018 it is the disappearance day of my spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. How can I say that we are celebrating his disappearance? Normally when a person dies it is not a time of celebration unless everybody hates him. When our loved ones die it is a time of great mourning, not a time of celebration. So how can I be writing about celebrating the disappearance of my spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, from this world? The answer is that such great personalities do not die like ordinary people who are dragged by their karma to suffer the reactions of their sinful activities into another material body. Great souls do not really die. They are transferred directly to the spiritual world where they revive their eternal, youthful spiritual bodies. And simultaneously they remain here with us within our hearts blessing us with their divine instructions and transformational association.

Bhaktivinoda Thakura wrote about the influence that a Vaisnava (a pure devotee of the Lord) carries in this world even after his passing:

"He reasons ill who tells that Vaisnavas die
When thou art living still in sound!
The Vaisnavas die to live, and living try
To spread the holy name around!"

So, while it is natural for us to be sorrowful that Srila Prabhupada has passed away, we can know for sure that he will never pass away, for he is "living still in sound." As he himself said, "I will never die. I will live forever in my books." In the days and years to come, let us all then remember Srila Prabhupada in the same way that he remembers his spiritual master: "He lives forever by his divine instructions, and the follower lives with him." In this way we can always celebrate and be uplifted by the wonderful mercy of his divine association at every minute.

Even though he had over 5,000 disciples Srila Prabhupada always took care of my spiritual training in a very personal, warm loving way. When there was a large gathering of his disciples in Los Angeles he singled me out from the crowd personally making sure that I had gotten one of the flowers that he distributing to each devotee.

And even though he has been departed now for 41 years, he is still with us, blessing us and guiding us with his divine association and instructions at every minute for our spiritual perfection and for the inundation of this entire world with a tidal wave of Krishna prema, pure love of God, for delivering the suffering souls of this world back to their original, eternal identities in their real home in the spiritual sky.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari




Srila Prabhupada Chanting Hare Krishna
on Hippy Hill in San Francisco, California USA


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Remembering Srila Prabhupada

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Sectarian and Sanatana Dharma?

What is the difference between sectarian and sanatana dharma?

Shubham Bansal

Answer: One is Perfect, the Other Imperfect

From: Tallinn, Estonia

My Dear Shubham,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Sectarian dharma is imperfect because it is based on the false bodily conception of life, which is not the actual nature of the self.

But sanatana dharma (eternal duty) is perfect because it is based on the factual spiritual nature of reality. Your sanatana dharma is to serve the Supreme Lord with love and devotion. This dharma brings unlimited satisfaction to the self.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Sunday 11 November 2018

Thought For The Day: The Whole World is Hankering

On the road to Tallinn, Estonia

Everyone in the world is hankering for a state of uninterrupted happiness. And they are struggling for it every day in so many different futile attempts like fools with their heads in the sand. The difficulty is that they are trying to find this happiness on the level of identifying themselves with their material bodies, which is a big mistake. This is why they never are able to achieve that uninterrupted happiness for which they always hanker. This true happiness can only be experienced on the spiritual platform when one realizes that he is a spiritual being who is qualitatively one with God and whose duty is serve God twenty-four hours daily with his every thought, word, and deed in all times, places, and circumstances. The science of devotion has been taught all the great spiritual teachers throughout the ages. And it can be learned now from the bona fide spiritual master.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari




There is Unlimited Bliss on the Spiritual Platform,
But the General Population Has Got Their Heads in the Sand


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Question: Following Guru is Required?

Do we need to strictly follow the guru?

As per below verse from Bhagavad-gita (3.35), Lord Krishna mentions:

sreyan sva-dharmo vigunah
para-dharmat sv-anusthitat
sva-dharme nidhanam sreyah
para-dharmo bhayavahah

"It is far better to discharge one's prescribed duties, even though faultily, than another's duties perfectly. Destruction in the course of performing one's own duty is better than engaging in another's duties, for to follow another's path is dangerous."

I am confused, whether we need to follow the guru or not. Kindly advise.

Best Regards,
Chandra Neeli

Answer: Absolutely

From: On the road to Tallinn, Estonia

My Dear Chandra,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Occupational duties vary. For example, someone is a doctor, someone is a soldier, someone is a farmer, and someone is a prime minister. In their respective occupations these persons act in different capacities. However, Lord Krishna states in the Bhagavad-gita (18.66) that beyond or higher than all of these occupational duties is the duty to fully surrender unto Him:

sarva-dharman parityajya
mam ekam saranam vraja
aham tvam sarva-papebhyo
moksayisyami ma sucah

"Abandon all varieties of duties and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear."

He further instructs in the Bhagavad-gita (4.32) that for the mastery of this art of surrender one is required to become the disciple of a bona fide spiritual master.

tad viddhi pranipatena
pariprasnena sevaya
upadeksyanti te jñanam
jñaninas tattva-darsinah

"Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth."

I hope this meets you in the best of health and in an ecstatic mood.
Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Saturday 10 November 2018

Thought For The Day: Riding the Waves on the Ocean of Bliss

Riga, Latvia

Nowadays surfing is a very popular sport. But such surfers are surfing in the ocean of birth, death, old age, and disease. Those who have been blessed with higher knowledge are surfing in a different ocean. They are surfing in the ocean of eternity, knowledge, and bliss in which there is no birth, no death, no old age, and no disease. By giving one's heart to that Supreme Person who is the source of all the oceans one is able to enter the spiritual world, that transcendental world where all miseries are conspicuous by their absence. This is the kind of surfing that I love like anything. It is unlimitedly ecstatic. I am always riding a super fantastic wave at every moment.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari




On Which Ocean Should I Surf?


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Do you want to be a surfer or a sufferer?

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Balance of Births and Deaths?

Hare Krishna, Sir,

Nowadays, more births take place than deaths. How is the balance maintained? After reading your writings I get the impression that when the body dies, the soul enters a new born body in the womb. Kindly clarify.

Kind regards.
Nilkamal

Answer: 100% Death Rate

From: Riga, Latvia

My Dear Nilkamal,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

The death rate for those who are born is 100%. In other words if you analyze it from the long run perspective, there is always an equal number of births and deaths.

Kindly note in this connection that because of the animalistic nature of our so-called human society most of today's humans will take birth as animals in their next life.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Friday 9 November 2018

Thought For The Day: From Krishna With Love

Riga, Latvia

I hope you are enjoying the program called "Reality" brought to you with love by our sponsor, Lord Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Because of His having the power to enjoy unlimitedly along with the power to do anything He wants, Lord Sri Krishna is manifesting from Himself an unlimited number of living beings with each of whom He can enjoy a unique type of loving relationship. So this is why we exist, to have our own completely unique personal loving relationship with God, not a carbon copy relationship, a totally unique loving relationship.

Sorry, Charlie Darwin. You had it wrong. Your theory was based on blind faith, not scientific facts. (To see how Darwin is refuted click here.)

We exist simply for the purpose of having a loving relationship with Krishna. This is our natural position, just like a fish in the water. If the fish tries to enjoy on the land, he cannot do so because that is not his natural environment. Similarly, we cannot enjoy at all outside of a loving relationship with Krishna or God. The only enjoyment we can get in this way is illusory enjoyment, imagining that we are enjoying, which is nothing more than a useless piece of junk.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari




Krishna, the Most Amazing Person in All of Existence


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Situate yourself in the greatest paradigm shift

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: How to Defeat "Truth is Relative"?

I meet so many people that believe truth is relative and they hold strong to their convictions due to nonsense philosophers such as Nietzsche and post-modernist ideology.

How can I convince these individuals that we must accept knowledge from higher authorities? Of course I ask this realizing that I must dive deeper into the Holy Name and become a better servant of those that love Krishna with all their heart, to become empowered to carry out Srila Prabhupada's mission.

Joe

Answer: Ask Them If They Are Absolutely Sure

From: Kaunas, Lithuania

My Dear Joe,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Defeating them is a piece of cake. When they argue that there are no absolutes that truth is only relative, ask them if they are absolutely sure. If they say "yes", they are defeated because they have just stated an absolute, and if they say "no," they are defeated because they have admitted they don't know what they are talking about.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Wednesday 8 November 2018

Thought For The Day: We Can Conquer the World in Eighteen Days

Kaunas, Lithuania

My spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, said that if we simply co-operate with him, we can make the whole world Krishna conscious in 18 days. Krishna conscious means a state of perfect peace and prosperity for all by being perfectly in harmony with the Supreme Person, Who is the source of all existence. Therefore out of compassion on the millions and billions of people who are in suffering conditions on this planet those who are wise and compassionate follow the directions of this great spiritual master for the ultimate benefit of all living beings. I have been personally molding my life according to his sublime instructions for the last 47 years, and I can confirm from my own multi-decades experience how valid and uplifting his divine instructions are for me and for all those who have the made the wise decision of following them.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari




The Whole World Can Be Made Peaceful and Happy


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I am not this body

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Question: How to Find a Bona Fide Guru?

How can a person find a right guru (bonafide) in this age where so much duplicity and cheating tendency is predominant?

In comparison to Vedic times, how to select any guru or a disciple is totally changed. Even more, I feel shocked to see new ways which brought by ISKCON GBC which it decide guru and disciples relationship, rather than guru and disciple themselves. How authorized is this process? Please forgive me if I offend this system. Please enlighten in this aspect.

From
Harish

Answer: Find the One Who is Strictly Following His Guru

From: Kaunas, Lithuania

My Dear Harish,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

The Guru/Disciple relationship is defined in the Vedic literatures. The GBC supports this principle. The bona fide guru is the one who does not deviate even slightly from the instructions of the previous acarya. So find that devotee who is purely presenting Srila Prabhupada's teachings with no additions and subtractions. Fully surrender unto him accepting him as your eternal spiritual master. This will be your success of your eternal existence.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Thought For The Day: Be Kind to Yourself

Kaunas, Lithuania

Our advice to everyone in the world is "Be kind to yourself." In this connection it is also said, "Charity begins at home." The beginning of kindness is to be merciful to yourself by putting yourself in the most advantageous position for becoming totally, completely satisfied in your life. In other words, why torture yourself unnecessarily when you could be tasting unlimited bliss at every minute? To do so would make absolutely no sense. But yet due to ignorance of the science of the self, the whole world is suffering like anything on the roller coaster ride of happiness and distress, sometimes miserable, sometimes better, sometimes miserable, etc. Therefore those who are enlightened with transcendental knowledge, feeling compassion for those who are so tightly entangled in birth, death, old age, and disease, fully dedicate their lives for enlightening as many souls as possible in the science of the self so that they can also taste the transcendental bliss of being re-established in their original intimate loving relationship with that supreme all-beautiful, all-powerful, all-renounced, all-knowing, all-wealthy, and all-famous person who is the source of all existence.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari




The Ancient Vedic Scriptures Teach that Krishna is God
(Not exactly an old man with a beard.)


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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Morality Defined by Individual or Society?

Dear Srila Gurudeva,

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

A local 'life coach' asked the following question. Instead of me replying, I wanted to get an answer from you instead, as I know your knowledge will be of greater help to me and him.

Question: "Is morality defined by each individual or society as a whole?"

Sincerely,
Joe

Answer: Neither

From: Kaunas, Lithuania

My Dear Joe,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Neither. Morality is defined by God.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Thought For The Day: This Material World is a Dangerous Place

Kaunas, Lithuania

It is sometimes said that this material world is not a fit place for gentleman's living. This is because there is danger here at every step. Anybody can be killed unexpectedly at any moment without any warning. Just like recently some girl scouts were picking up garbage on the side of the road when a car accidentally veered off of the road and killed them. Such a dangerous atmosphere is not our actual home. We are like fish out of the water here. We are meant to live in an atmosphere where death and all forms of material misery are conspicuous by their absence. The bona fide spiritual master is our travel agent to guide us how to return to that original, natural, all-blissful atmosphere. We should therefore take full advantage of his directions and make our lives unlimitedly happy and successful.

This is what I have done, and I advise the same for you. I would like for you to also experience the peace and happiness that I am experiencing every day in all situations.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari




The All Blissful Spiritual World (Our Original Home)


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Question: Karma for Killing a Mosquito?

Many people suffer disease and death due to mosquito bites. Can it be said that they killed mosquitoes in the past and that is why they have to suffer like this as a karmic reaction?

Thank You.
With Regards,

Golok Das

Answer: Be Killed by the Mosquito

From: Kaunas, Lithuania

My Dear Golok,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Yes, if someone is killed by a mosquito, this means that in a previous life they had killed the living being who was in the mosquito body and who is now killing them. This same karmic principle was a taught by Sir Isaac Newton in his famous third law of motion, who observed that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Monday 5 November 2018

Traveling to Spread the Rays of the Benediction Moon

Kaunas, Lithuania

On 3 November 2018 we traveled 138 kilometers from Kaunas, Lithuania to Utena, Lithuania to spread the soothing rays of the benediction moon of Krishna consciousness in that dark corner of the world. In every corner of the world people are suffering due to their lack of Krishna consciousness. Therefore the highest welfare activity is the distribution of Krishna consciousness. About 35 people showed up to hear my lecture. We started the program with a super-ecstatic kirtana, and many of the people chanted with us getting the golden opportunity to relish Krishna's sweet, sweet holy names.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Traveling From Kaunas to Bring Light to Utena


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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: How to Fully Surrender?

Hare Krishna, dear Gurudeva!

Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Your Divine Grace.
All glories to all Vaishnavas.

My mind is constantly and desperately searching for shelter amongst other older Vaishnavas. But this brings me a great distress and suffering. Please, kindly enlighten me how to fully surrender and accept the shelter of guru and Krishna.

Thank you,
Bhaktin Ugne

Answer: Accept Guru's Order as Your Very Life and Soul

From: Kaunas, Lithuania

My Dear Bhaktin Ugne,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

You need to pick one person who will be your guru and fully surrender to him by accepting his instructions as your very life and soul. Then by his grace you can associate with many Vaisnavas in a state of perfect peace of mind.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Sunday 4 November 2018

Thought For The Day: Turn on the Unlimited Bliss Within You

Kaunas, Lithuania

There is no reason for anybody to ever be miserable again because within each of us there is a reservoir of unlimited pleasure, an ocean of unbounded happiness. We simply have to tap into it by awakening our feelings of love for God. It's really just as simple as that. I want to educate the entire world in this simple but most sublime revolutionary principle. If they can realize this, we will experience the most amazing era of peace and prosperity that the world has ever known.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari




Blessing the Universe With Pure Transcendental Bliss


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Question: How to Keep Our Prayer Wheel Going?

My humble obeisances to Your Grace!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

Dear Srila Gurudeva,

How to keep our prayer wheel going when we are engaged in other mundane works like reading school books or in school while listening to classes? Please guide me.

Your humble servant!
Aniruddha Subramanya

Answer: Beg Krishna to Help You Stay Connected to Him

From: Kaunas, Lithuania

My Dear Aniruddha,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Beg Krishna to help you remain connected with Him even while engaged in mundane studies, asking Him that He bless you that you can somehow or other use what you are learning in His service.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Saturday 3 November 2018

Thought For The Day: You Owe to Yourself to Be Who You Are

Kaunas, Lithuania

Stop being duped by the false propaganda that you are that rotting, dying material body. What could be more depressing and ludicrous than that? The real fact to celebrate is that you are an eternal spiritual being, full of knowledge and full of bliss. The bona fide spiritual master teaches how to get back into your original, pure spiritual identity, where you once belonged before you fell into illusion. Therefore those who are factually intelligent take advantage of the bona fide spiritual master and make their lives a grand success eternally - not temporarily like the flickering so so-called success of this material world - by returning back to home, back to Godhead.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari




Man's Existential Dilemma


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Inundate the Entire Universe with Pure Bliss

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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Purpose of Life?

What is the purpose of life?

Tanuj Agarwalla

Answer: Back to Home, Back to Godhead

From: Kaunas, Lithuania

My Dear Tanuj,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

The purpose of life is to awaken pure love of God and thus become eligible to return to His most glorious kingdom at the time of death.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Friday 2 November 2018

Thought For The Day: Beware of False Gurus

Kaunas, Lithuania

We are presently in the Kali Yuga, the age of quarrel and hypocrisy. This is an age when cheating and false propaganda are running rampant all over the world. This cheating is manifest in all aspects of society: business, political, spiritual, education, entertainment, inter-personal relationships, etc. Thus in the matter of self-realization it is extremely easy to be misguided by charlatans who advertise themselves as bona fide spiritual masters. I know this very well from my own personal experience of being grossly misguided by gurus who said that we are all God and by a guru who charged me an initiation fee and gave me a mantra that had no potency to deliver from the realm of suffering, i.e. this material world. But by God's grace because I was sincerely seeking His merciful guidance I was blessed by being connected with a bona fide spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who has totally transformed my life by delivering me from the realm of endless suffering and taken me into the realm of unlimited eternal spiritual bliss.

He most mercifully accepted me as his disciple in a letter he wrote to me from London, England on 12 August 1971 giving me the spiritual name "Sankarshan Das," which means "servant of the incarnation of God named Sankarshan." Later on when reading in the Srimad Bhagavatam (Chapter Summary of the 5th Canto, Chapter 25) I discovered that "Sankarshan" means "one who attracts all living beings," I became very much happy and satisfied because this has always been my desire from the very beginning of my spiritual life, to attract the whole world to Krishna consciousness.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


My Simply Wonderful Spiritual Master, Srila Prabhupada


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Question: How to Respond to Those Who Deny Authority?

Namaste Swamiji.

My heartfelt gratitude and respect to you and the ISKCON community. I just have one question. Sometimes people around me try to provoke me by saying all gurus and communities are false and I should not believe in any of them. Should I answer these people, and if yes, then how?

Shubham Bansal

Answer: Deny Their Authority

From: Kaunas, Lithuania

My Dear Shubham,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

According to their philosophy all gurus are false. Guru means one who gives you instructions. Therefore according to them their instructions are false and should not be followed. Because they deny all authority, their authority should also be denied, according to their philosophy.

So you can tell them that according to their teachings they are teaching falsely and that therefore you will follow their advise not to listen to them.

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

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari

 

Thursday 1 November 2018

Thought For The Day: Living in the Transcendental Dimension

Kaunas, Lithuania

This material world is not our real home. This is why we are not satisfied with this world's mandatory cycle of birth, death, old age, and disease. Our real position is that we are beings from the transcendental dimension where all forms of misery are conspicuous by their absence. By practicing bhakti yoga, the ultimate self-realization system, anyone in any part of the world can realize the highest truth and experience within himself the greatest happiness at every minute. While living in the transcendental dimension within, he will be able to simultaneously deal most expertly and successfully with the external temporary material world.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


Revealing the Path of Unlimited Bliss
Vilnius, Lithuania--30 October 2018


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Answers According to Vedic Wisdom

Question: Vision of Self-Realized Souls?

Can self realized souls see face-to-face the transmigration of souls?

Laxmikanth Basaveshwaranand

Answer: They Can See Krishna

From: Vilnius, Lithuania

My Dear Laxmikanth,

Please accept my blessings.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Self-realized persons are not interested to see such things because they are qualified to see the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna face to face.

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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