The most beneficial

The most beneficial, by Javier Figuerola or Haripada dasa
By the mercy of Srila Prabhupada we understand and accept that there is nothing more beneficial as associating with the pure devotees of God or Krishna, association with the pure devotees of God or Krishna is more valuable than all the riches of the Universe and more valuable than going To the heavenly planets, a moment of association with the pure devotees of God or Krishna can liberate you from birth, death, old age and disease and go back home to God or Krishna. If the association with the pure devotees of God or Krishna is so valuable because people do not associate with them, the answer is that the generality of the people, or heads of families, think that their primary duty is to give in to solving family problems , And that self-realization or enlightenment in spiritual knowledge is a secondary matter, and it is also that such people are very poor in heart so they do not associate with the pure devotees of God or Krishna. I remember a class from Srila Prabhupada who said that people think that as long as I’m going to be listening to a Bhagavad Gita or Bhagavatam class, that time is best spent in the office or at work and earn money. It is a very practical fact that one’s desires and ambitions develop according to the company one has. If one maintains association with the devotees of God or Krishna, he will surely develop love for God or Krishna.
I share this beautiful verse Srimad-Bhagavatam (3-25-25) which says: “Talks about the pastimes and activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the company of pure devotees are very pleasing and satisfying to the ear and heart. The one who cultivates this knowledge gradually advances along the path of liberation until it is liberated and its attraction is fixed. Then true devotion and true devotional service begin. “
Evil people who think that great Masters like Srila Prabhupada and others die, they live eternally in their instructions and those who obey them live with them.

2 thoughts on “The most beneficial

  1. Hare Krishna Haripada Dasa prabhu. Respects. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
    Congratulations to you and your wife for promoting nicely, Srila Prabhupada in Spain. Also, very nice article. No doubt that an intimate relationship with our spiritual master Srila Prabhupada, is the most important principle in life. Such relationship however, will not manifest, unless we follow the desires and orders of Srila Prabhupada, for all inclusive istagosthi, unity, cooperation, trust and love among his followers. Otherwise, we will continue to have sects, that Srila Prabhupada called., “separatists.” Bangalore has done a great thing by having their leaders trained in communications seminars. This should help, so they have more and better communications with other Prabhupadanugas around the world. Also, Prabhupadanugas, have created this great web site, with all Srila Prabhupada taught on unity and cooperation among us, compiled by Pranava das prabhu and found in articles. Any Prabhupadanuga that studies and practices unity and cooperation, will be more intimately united with Srila Prabhupada and will also be empowered to have a much better quality of life and preaching activities. So all should study and practice more unity and cooperation ASAP. We have bhakta Cateyano of El salvador, translating., The Guru Business. We need to also translate ASAP, the compilation on unity and cooperation into Spanish. We should ideally work on this important service in a cooperative Prabhupada conscious spirit. We can discuss about it. Again. Congratulations on your preaching and nice article! Sincerely, Mahatma Das

  2. Haribol Haripada Dasa prabhu.
    All glories to Srila Prabhupada
    Thank you for this inspiring article along w/ excellent comment by Mahatma das,
    “there is nothing more beneficial as associating with the pure devotees of God or Krishna, association with the pure devotees of God or Krishna is more valuable than all the riches of the Universe” every day my heart seeks this association by hearing and reading Srila Prabhupada books and hearing his lectures. Sharing this wonderful beautiful verse Srimad-Bhagavatam (3-25-25) is so satisfying! Thank you.
    To hear that Srila Prabhupada died from many of the brainwashed ISKCON devotees taught by corrupt leaders posing as gurus and GBC
    or that Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON is only for the Indians, that western devotees not allowed to serve or associate with them as the leaders in Bangalore are brainwashing their community and devotees is unbearable to me!
    Where to go?
    Make our own field, make it rivik is our only choice until changes happen in ISKCON (not in my lifetime).
    Our own Prabhupadanuga community is even turning into little sects everywhere, as recently experienced in Berkeley when I went to renew my passport last year in San Francisco, pro rivik devotees there not wanting to associate with certain devotees or societies in the same state, hardly anyone following 4 regulations in both camps there.
    As you are doing in Spain, letting Srila Prabhupada be known to be for all, as nothing is more beneficial as Prabhupada’s association, he kindly left us with books, lectures and videos and the instruction to henceforward continue as officiating priests on his behalf.
    In Bangalore , I am renting an apartment at ISKCON Gokulam Apartments that Madhu Pandit das wants me out of ,
    why? Ask him, maybe my skin too white or just another western devotee that will contaminate them? Crazy huh, I agree, as bad as the ISKCON gurus throwing out Prabhupada disciples because many didn’t buy their appointment of gurus and unchangeable GBC elite rulers!
    What is happening here is there Vaikunta Hill, a project by Bangalore group of temples called “Krsna Lila Park” a Disney land type of project with another opulent temple just for Indian devotees of Prabhupada and the rich Indian community who can afford their expensive apartments which is funding this temple as with their Vrindvan temple planned, they are building expensive apartments and housing for their devotees and community using ISKCON’s name to collect funds. Recently all this nonsense made me travel to Jaipur to find association as I will not be able to afford the high living cost in Bangalore with no international association when their temple is finished in two years.
    We must study and learn from Prabhupada that unity and cooperation starts with following the 4 regs, 16 rounds and all focused on original unchanged book distribution with Harinam daily, the nectar and purpose of ISKCON that when to the wayside when Prabhupada departed suddenly (I not going get into that topic) and then the Indian Jayapataka swami devotees in Bangalore became aware of the facts and gradually starting court cases spending millions of dollars fighting each other for property (which is still going on since 2011).
    The Sankirtan movement is not about property or feeding kids in Karmi schools, or spending 30 lahks on a flagpole for some non ISKCON South India temple as Madhu Pandit just did (check out their website) its about selling the marble and getting everyone out of the temple to distribute these wonderful books to change this corrupt world, this is how we get the association of Srila Prabhupada and his mercy.
    Your unqualified servant’
    Rathayatra dasa

    to make opulent temples for them to live in and live like kings that the leaders

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