When Karma Is Burned Up

BY: Mahesh Raja “When someone is initiated they have received transcendental knowledge and their past karma is burned up, they must be a bit like a new born baby. Why is it they still appear and behave the same and even fall down, where has that divine knowledge gone? ” This is often misunderstood. Formality of initiation: ceremony of name giving […]

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Expose of the Radha Kunda babajis‏ (Classic)

The siddha pranali business and the spiritual form of the soul Radha Krishna Lila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada   Srila Prabhupada: The siddha-pranali process is followed by a class of men who are not very authorized and who have manufactured their own way of devotional service. They imagine they have become associates of the Lord simply by thinking of themselves […]

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The Hare Krishna Movement

The Hare Krishna Movement technically “began” about 500 years ago, its inaugurator being Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the 16th-century mystic, scholar and social reformer, who is accepted by Vedic scriptural evidence to be the Supreme God Himself incarnated on earth to preach the way of Bhakti or love of God.

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Tamal’s Bogus Guru System (Classic)

As an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and as a member of the International Society for Krishna consciousness, I herewith call to account your past and present preaching activities. Don’t think that you are beyond accountability, because of your status as a Swami. Every devotee is accountable before his guru, and in the name of our spiritual master, I herewith demand that accountability from you.

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The Science of Accepting a Spiritual Master

Srila Prabhupada: Well, if he is bad, how can he become a guru? [Laughter.] How can iron become gold? Actually, a guru cannot be bad, for if someone is bad, be cannot be a guru. You cannot say “bad guru.” That is a contradiction. What you have to do is simply try to understand what a genuine guru is. The definition of a genuine guru is that he is simply talking about God–that’s all. If he’s talking about some other nonsense, then he is not a guru. A guru cannot be bad.

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On His Order (Well, Almost) (Classic)

More evidence? This will blow your mis-matched socks off, Prabhus, so stay tuned! Can you imagine asking a bhakta (now days) to take diksa from an Iskcon guru whom he has never seen? Laughable? Preposterous, you say? This is like asking a person to marry a blind date. After all, your guru is for eternity, so isn’t it at least as important as marriage?

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