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Cartas de Padyavali Devi Dasi en Septiembre 2012




Cartas de Padyavali Devi Dasi en Septiembre 2012

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  • In Navadvipa lived a person named Jagannatha Misra. He was devotedly to duty. He was like Maharaja Vasudeva.

    He was very generous. He stood in the highest pinnacle of brahminical virtue. No one was his equal.

    His wife was named Saci. She was very chaste and devoted to her husband. She was Vishnu-bhakti (devotional service, personified. She was the mother of the entire world.
    Her many daughters all passed away. Glorious Visvarupa was her only son.

    Visvarupa's form was handsome like Kamadeva. Gazing at Him, the brahmana parents became filled with joy.

    From His birth Visvarupa was renounced. When He was only a boy all the scriptures spontaneously appeared within Him.

    There would be no Vishnu-bhakti (devotional service, anywhere in the material world. That is the future of the Kali-yuga.

    When true religion disappears, and when He knows that His devotees suffer, the Supreme Lord descends to this world.

    Thus the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, entered the bodies of Saci and Jagannatha.

    At that moment the words "Jaya! Jaya!" appeared in the mouths of Lord Ananta. As if in a dream, Saci and Jagannatha Misra heard those words…

    --Sri Caitanya Bhagavata by Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakura Adi-khanda (136-146)--

    In Navadvipa lived a person named Jagannatha Misra. He was devotedly to duty. He was like Maharaja Vasudeva.

    He was very generous. He stood in the highest...

Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Banke Bihari, presiding Deities at ISKCON Temple, Boise Idaho, USA

‎"One who has fixed his consciousness on Me desires neither the position or abode of Lord Brahmā or Lord Indra, nor an empire on the earth, nor sovereignty in the lower planetary systems, nor the eight-fold perfection of yoga, nor liberation from birth and death. Such a person desires Me alone." SB.11.14.14

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by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura

"Chanting the holy name, dancing in ecstasy, singing and playing musical instruments, the spiritual master is always gladdened by the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Because he is relishing the mellows of pure devotion within his mind sometimes his hair stands on end, he feels quivering in his body, and tears flow from his eyes like waves. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master."

mahaprabhoh kirtana-nrtya-gita-

vaditra-madyan manaso rasena


vande guroh sri-caranaravindam

by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura

"Chanting the holy name, dancing in ecstasy, singing and playing musical instruments, t...



For one who chants the holy name, unintentionally sins are excused.

The chanting of the Maha-mantra is a special concession in this age of kali yuga to save people from the reactions to known or unknown sinful activities, even a faint light from the holy name eradicates sinful reactions and brings liberation.

Even the blasphemers can be freed from sinful activities by chanting the holy name.
A devotee should always appreciate his fortune in having been delivered from sinful activities by the chanting of the holy name by chanting the holy name my mind becomes controlled.
The chanting of the maha-mantra fixes one’s mind upon Krsna and the easiest way to control the mind is to chant Hare Krsna in all humility.
The holy name protects one from pride and to avoid pride one should chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra incessantly and by chanting one develops forbearance; the holy name eradicates material desires and sinful activity and the only method of controlling the agitated senses is to chant and hear the holy name of the lord.
Those who have tasted the nectar of chanting the holy name do not care for any other spiritual bliss or for material comforts for by remaining fixed in chanting the holy name one may protect himself from the sensual allurements of this age.
The test of the real change of heart from chanting the holy name is one’s detachment from material enjoyment,.., even one cannot give up sinful life immediately by chanting the maha-mantra with faith and devotion he will be freed from sinful activities; chanting of the holy name frees one from undesirable habits. Holy name cleanses the heart and frees one from material contamination, for internal cleanliness one should chant the holy name.
One can directly perceive the results of chanting transcendental pleasure and purification whether pure or impure one should begin the chanting process which elevates one to purify whilst the holy name removes the darkness covering the heart. By chanting the Hare Krsna Maha mantra offenselessley in the association of the devotees one becomes pure in heart and loses interest in everything external..
Since the holy name can deliver a conditioned soul, It is the essence of all Vedic hymns;
The chanting of the name of the Lord is the substance of all the Vedic mantras in order to attain god realization and spiritual happiness in this age we have only to chant the names of Krsna.

One can realize Krsna by hearing and vibrating the Hare Krsna Mantra and tasting Krsna prasada.

Lord caitanya introduced the Congregational chanting of Hare Krsna so that the minds of the people in general may be cleaned, Krsna gives us the association through his holy name as a small attachments for chanting Hare krsna can arouse devotional ecstasy even in a neophyte.
ONCE in 1990′s in one simple village of Fiji Islands , some iskcon devotees went to do some house programme in a farmers house. When the devotees arrived there they soon found out that the SON of a farmer was attacked by ghost a few days ago so the farmer requested the Hare krsna devotees help cure his son; immediately the devotees began the kirtan for about 20 minute and during the kirtan few people holding the boy and the boy screamed, cried, shout like a mad man but they never let the boy go and by the end of the kirtan the boy who was haunted by ghost became very calm and peaceful and normal person and began to chant with others the mantra in this way The HOLY NAME CHASE THE GHOST AWAY and the victim was retrieved.
Thanks hare krsna

Padyavali Devi Dasi
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In Kali-yuga there are demons and devotees in the same body, this is in the sense of having good qualities and bad qualities at the same time. 

If we only had good qualities we wouldn't be here in the first place. There is a higher self and a lower self. 

So, let's just not point out at the bad in others but focused on the good side... after all, we all are in the same boat... 
your servant and friend, Padya :) ♥


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Padyavali Devi Dasi

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The Supreme Personality of God, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa said, "O Yudhiṣṭhira, this meritorious day is called Paramā Ekādaśī. It bestows the great benediction of an enjoyable life and ultimate liberation, release from birth and death. On this Ekādaśī one should worship Me, the best of all living beings, with full love and devotion. In this connection I will now tell you a wonderful history, just as I heard it from the great sage in the city of Kāmpilya.

"Once a very pious brāhmaṇa named Sumedhā resided in Kāmpilya with his wife, Pavitrā, who was extremely chaste and devoted to her husband. On account of having committed some sin in his previous life, Sumedhā was without any money or food grains, and even though he begged many people for food, he could not obtain any substantial amount. He hardly had adequate food, clothing, or shelter for himself and his beautiful young wife, who was of such excellent character that she continued to serve Sumedhā faithfully despite their poverty. When guests would come to their home, Pavitrā mataji would give them her own food, and although she often went hungry, her beautiful, lotus-like face never faded. This fasting made her weak, but her affection for Sumedhā remained unbreakable.

Seeing all this, and lamenting his bad luck, Sumedhā one day said to Pavitrā, 'My dear wife, O most beautiful one, I beg alms from the rich but receive scarcely a scrap. What am I to do? What possible relief is there for our plight? Where should I go for relief? O most obedient and loving wife, without enough wealth, household affairs are never successful. Therefore please permit me to go abroad and attain some wealth. If I make such an effort, I shall certainly obtain whatever fortune I am destined to enjoy. Without making some endeavor a person cannot satisfy his desires or meet his needs. Thus wise men have said that enthusiastic endeavor is always auspicious.'

Upon hearing this from her husband as he spoke these words, Pavitrā joined her palms and, her eyes brimming with tears, spoke to him with great respect and affection: 'I think there is no one greater or more learned than you, my dear. One who, though in misery, is interested in the welfare of others speaks just as you have. However, the scriptures state that whatever wealth a person attains in his life is due to his having given charity in previous lives, and that if one has not given charity in previous lives, then even though he may sit atop a mound of gold as big as Mount Sumeru, he will still remain poor. Whatever charity a person gives in the form of education, money, fertile land, and the like is returned to him in a future lifetime. 

We gain what we have given, when given with a good heart. Indeed, whatever the Lord of destiny, the creator, has written as one's fortune will certainly come to pass. No one attains any wealth without having given in charity in his previous life. O best of the brāhmaṇas, since we are now poor, in our previous lives neither you nor I must have given any sufficient charity to worthy persons. Therefore, O gracious husband, you should remain here with me. Without you I cannot live even a moment. Bereft of her husband, a woman is not welcomed by her father, mother, brother, father-in-law, or any other family members. 

Everyone will say, “’You have lost your husband; you are bad luck fortune personified!"’ In this way I shall be criticized severely! Please, therefore, stay with me and be satisfied with whatever wealth we get. Whatever is destined, we shall obtain in due course of time and enjoy here in perfect happiness.'

Hearing these plaintive words from his wife, Sumedhā decided to remain in their native village. One day the great sage Kauṇḍinya arrived at their place, and upon seeing him the brāhmaṇa Sumedhā and his wife stood up before him and then offered him their respectful obeisances. With his head bowed, Sumedhā welcomed him: 'We are very fortunate to behold you here today, O wisest of sages. My life has become successful, and I am much obliged to you.'

Sumedhā offered Kauṇḍinya Muni a comfortable seat and highly praised his austerities and learning. '’Just by having your darshan today,' said Sumedhā, 'I have become very fortunate.' The poor brāhmaṇa couple fed the sage as sumptuously as they could afford to according to their means… 

Pavitra then, asked Kaundiny Muni, ‘O best of the brāhmaṇas, please tell us how we can be freed of this perpetual misery brought on by poverty. O merciful one, kindly describe some means - a place of pilgrimage we may visit, a day of fasting we may observe, or an austerity we may perform - by which our ill fortune will end forever.'

Hearing this sincere supplication from the patient lady, the great sage Kauṇḍinya reflected silently for a moment and then said, 'There is a fast day very dear to the Supreme Personality of God, Lord Hari. Fasting on this day nullifies all kinds of sins and removes all miseries caused by poverty. This fast day, is known as Paramā Ekādaśī. It is the topmost day of Lord Viṣṇu, hence the name Paramā. When the evening of this day comes, one should begin singing the glories of the Lord and dancing in ecstasy, and one should continue through the entire night.

This holy fast was once observed faithfully by Lord Kuvera. When Lord Śiva saw how strictly he had fasted, Śiva became very pleased and made Kuvera the treasurer of heaven. Also, king Hariścandra fasted on this Ekādaśī after his dear wife and son had been sold, and the king was able to get them back. Thereafter he ruled his kingdom with no further impediments. Therefore, O broad-eyed lady, you also should observe the sacred fast of Paramā Ekādaśī, following all the appropriate rules and regulations and remaining awake all night.’”

Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa continued, "O Yudhiṣṭhira, son of Pāṇḍu, in this way Kauṇḍinya Muni mercifully and affectionately instructed Pavitrā about the Paramā Ekādaśī fast. Then he said to Sumedhā, 'On the Dvādaśī, the day after Ekādaśī, you should vow to observe Pañcharātrika fasting according to all the rules and regulations. After taking a bath early in the morning, you and your good wife, along with both your parents and hers, should fast for five days according to your ability. Then you will all become eligible to return home, to the abode of Lord Viṣṇu.

A person who simply makes use of only one seat during these five days goes to the heavenly planets. Whoever feeds qualified brāhmaṇas nicely on these five days has in effect fed all the demigods, all human beings, and even all the demons. Whoever donates a pot of drinking water to a twice born brāhmaṇa during this five-day period will gain merit equal to that gained by donating the entire planet in charity. Anyone who gives a learned person a pot filled with sesame seeds resides in heaven for as many years as there are seeds in the pot. One who donates a pot filled with golden ghee will surely go to the abode of the sun god after fully enjoying the pleasures of this earthly planet. Whoever remains celibate during these five-days will attain celestial happiness and enjoy with the maidens of Indraloka. Therefore both of you - Sumedha and Pavitra - should fast during these five days of Pañcharātrika in order to be rewarded with ample grains and wealth for the rest of your lives on this planet. The spiritual world will be your abode thereafter.'

Hearing this sublime advice, the brāhmaṇa couple, Sumedhā and Pavitrā, properly observed the Paramā Ekādaśī and the fast of Pañcharātrika, and very soon thereafter they beheld a handsome prince approaching them from the royal palace. On the orders of Lord Brahmā, the prince gave them a beautiful, exquisitely furnished house and invited them to live in it. Praising their austerity and patience, he also gave them an entire village for their livelihood. Then he returned to the palace. Thus Sumedhā and his wife enjoyed all kinds of facilities in this world and at last went to the abode of Lord Viṣṇu.

Anyone who observes a fast on Paramā Ekādaśī and also the fast of Pañcharātrika is freed from all his sins, and after enjoying life he returns to Viṣṇuloka, as did the brāhmaṇa Sumedhā and his faithful wife, Pavitrā. It is impossible,to calculate the extent of the merit one obtains by fasting on Paramā Ekādaśī, for such an observance is equal to bathing in places of pilgrimage such as Puṣkara Lake and the Ganges river, giving cows in charity, and performing all sorts of other religious activities. One who fasts on this day has also completed the offerings of oblations to his forefathers in Gayā. He has, in effect, fasted on all other auspicious days.

A person who, having received a human birth, does not take a proper bath during this extra month and then observes these Ekādaśīs, which are very dear to Lord Hari, commits suicide and suffers in the cycle of 8,400,000 species. The rare human birth is meant for accumulating merit and at last achieving liberating release from this material world. Therefore one should by all means observe fasting on this auspicious Paramā Ekādaśī.

Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa concluded, "O sinless Yudhiṣṭhira, as you have requested, I have described to you the wonderful merit one can attain by fasting on the Ekādaśī named Paramā."

King Yudhiṣṭhira did exactly as Lord Kṛṣṇa had instructed, and so did all his brothers and their wife, Draupadi. After enjoying pleasures rarely achieved in the material world, they returned home, back to God. Whoever, after taking a proper bath, observes a fast on these Ekādaśīs will go to heaven and finally attain to the abode of Śrī Viṣṇu, and as he travels there he will be praised and prayed to by all the demigods.

--Thus ends the Vṛjavāsī narration of the glories of Paramā Ekādaśī, the Ekādaśī that occurs during the dark fortnight of the extra, leap-year month, from the Skanda Purāṇa.

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