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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A NOTE ON WHAT "PRABHUPADA SAYS"

Dear Reader, Often used in this blog are quotes from lectures and books given to us by His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. This may be easily misunderstood to mean merely Srila Prabhupada's opinion, but that is not the case; Prabhupada is repeating only what he heard from his spiritual predecessors or what is related to Vedic dharma.

His Divine Grace is coming from a disciplic succession that can be traced back to Lord Krishna Himself. So what "Prabhupada says" is coming from the opinions of Lord Sri Krishna, the supreme goal of all Vedic wisdom, and "Prabhupada's books" are translations and authorized commentaries of Krishna's books, blessed by the Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Vaisnava disciplic succession. Since Prabhupada is a pure devotee of the Lord, he may quote other sources, but that's because he understands the essence of everything and how it is related to sastric evidence.

In short, one must have faith that such a highly qualified soul knows what is what in order to fully appreciate what may at times be considered as controversial statements. And the purpose of this blog is a humble attempt to defend those statements by living them rather than armchair debate. It was started from notes kept during a householder's life.


Consciously or unconsciously, we all follow someone.  Everyone needs direction. Without a doubt, all that Prabhupada has taught has proven to be true to those who follow him. Therefore let us offer him our heartfelt respects, taking shelter at his lotus feet.

For readers who wish to get to know Srila Prabhupada: Click here and read for yourself the amazing, transcendental translations and purports on India's wonderful storehouse of Vedic wisdom he singlehandedly and out of love for his spiritual master, brought to the west.
om tat sat


Please note that these pages may be subject to revisions at any time without notice. Recipes, too, since everyday home cooking is such a dynamic activity!

SOURCE ABBREVIATIONS: Bg= Bhagavad Gita As It Is, SB= the Srimad Bhagavatam, CC=Caitanya Cartamrta, NOD= The Nectar of Devotion, KB= Krishna Book, SBB= Sri Brhad Bhagavatamrta 


Recipe Abbreviations: t=teaspoon, T=tablespoon c=cup