Friday, June 19, 2009

Terror Attack

Nrsimhadeva in your mobile phone was pointed out:


Radhanath Maharaja told me a very blissful story the other day and he said I could use it. So here goes! There was that Taj Hotel where the terrorists attacked. They were fighting in there for three days, complete carnage. The terrorists had arranged in such a way that they would always be up higher. They would shoot from a lower vantage point down. Radhanath Maharaja told me this. They had all these grenades and they would throw the grenades and the grenades would create so much smoke that if you were down looking up you couldn’t see anything.
Picture that you are one of these soldiers or police officers and you are in this cloud of smoke and up above you there is this hail of bullets from the terrorists shooting at you. One of those soldiers was one of our devotees. At one point, they were trying to chase these people through the hotel. They are trapped. The terrorist were throwing all these grenades, they are in a complete cloud of smoke. They cannot see one foot in front of their face. They can’t see left, right or anything and this hail of bullets is being fired at them. Just a wall of bullets coming at them.
This devotee police officer, with two other police officers on either side, he is in the middle, he actually was completely helpless. He couldn’t see left, right, he couldn’t see his colleagues. He remembered that he had on his ring tone on his phone Nrsimhadeva prayers. He began playing the Lord Nrsimhadeva prayers and praying intently to Lord
Nrsimhadeva, “Please I am absolutely helpless. I am going to die. Save me, in an absolutely hopeless state.”

When the shooting stopped, the smoke cleared, his friend to the right and his friend to the left were completely killed, riddled with bullets, and he was unscathed. In front of him, which he couldn’t see at the time, was a giant pillar. And because they were shooting at him the pillar protected him. He thought, “Just as Lord Nrsimhadev came out of the pillar to save Prahlada He put a pillar here to save me!” So my point is, simple point, is if we have that faith, “Oh, how will I be taken care of?” Lord Narasimha will take care of you, Don’t worry. Let me give my life to the mission of our Vaishnava acaryas.

Date: February 19, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Forgiveness - H.H.Radhanath Swami

We understand everything within the entire existence is emanating from internal or external potency of the Lord. The whole material nature is working under the direction of Krsna. As we treat other living beings, Krsna will also reciprocate accordingly. So we have all been wandering through various species of life, countless births, what to speak of this life, in so many pervious lives, we have made offences, we have hurt others, we have exploited the property of God, we have engaged in sinful activities. Is there anyone who will claim he has never offended others? Has never engaged in sinful activities? Everything is a property of God, everything is meant for Krsna’s enjoyment. Every time we claim proprietorship of something and try to enjoy it, we actually are thieves; stealing what belongs to Krsna. So our only hope in spiritual life is that the Lord forgives us. If He does not forgive us for all of our offences, we have no hope whatsoever. But Krsna explains that He will forgive those who forgive others, if we are not willing to forgive people who have offended us, how can we expect Krsna to forgive us when we offend Him. If you forgive, you will be forgiven; if you do not forgive, you will not be forgiven. We see this as one of the great qualities of all great Vaishnavas. Now there is no limit to which they are willing to forgive others and therefore they are so very dear to the Lord. - H.H.Radhanath Swami