KCD’s Monthly Podcast – September 2023

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The Absurdity of Rittvik Hyper-Reality

by Kailäsa Candra däsa

HARIÙ OÀ NAMAÙ

Post-modernism is represented by hyper-reality, which consists of ever-increasing absurdity and nihilism. Its ultimately goal is completely unfettered sense gratification. In the pseudo-devotional sphere, it also promotes this, but in a somewhat different way from the vikarmic Western culture, as must be the case.

Post-modernism exploits the inventions of the previous modern era for purposes that they were not created for during that era. Its hyper-reality consists of immorality along with nihilism, and it is conducted by the mode of ignorance. Primarily, in the so-called devotional sphere of hyper-reality, it consists of a unique deviation, and this is certainly present in the post-modern concoction known as Rittvik.

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September 1, 2023   1 Comment

KCD’s Monthly Podcast – August 2023

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Controlled Demolition

(The Dead Bounce and the Long CON)

by Kailäsa Candra däsa

HARIÙ OÀ NAMAÙ

We need to understand Prabhupäda’s movement in terms of the applicable time and scale perspective. We need to understand its superficial–and, hopefully, temporary degradation (its current deplorable state)—in terms of a time-scale which differs from that of the human experience. The time-scale of any branch of the Hare Kåñëa movement—whether it remains bona fide or becomes a deviated institution–is of greater length, since a human’s lifespan is much shorter.

When the plug of a fan is pulled out of the socket in a Kåñëa movement, the blades do not immediately stop spinning. Indeed, in the first few seconds after being unplugged, they are still going as fast as they were while the fan was still plugged in. A few seconds in fan time for an occult movement is measured in years. A genuine spiritual movement is an occult entity, and it remains so when and after it deviates.

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August 1, 2023   1 Comment

KCD’s Monthly Podcast – July 2023

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A Thin Veneer Covering a Cult-ure Beneath It

by Kailäsa Candra däsa

HARIÙ OÀ NAMAÙ

There are unexpected influences which enter the astral body of an individual seeking the Absolute Truth, influences which could result in such a transcendentalist coming to Kåñëa consciousness. Whatever path or cult one chooses will be produced by different influences. When selected, all these will entail an atmosphere of a distinct attitude, one which is different from that of the mundane. Those competing cult attitudes will be infused with the exclusivity of being the only way.

Obviously, we focus upon the influences and attitudes contacted by transcendentalists who approach and/or enter bona fide (or bogus) manifestations of bhakti-yoga. Everyone’s path of approach to the Absolute is individual and thus different—at least, to some extent. Nevertheless, there are some common threads for personal transcendentalists, since they have a different attitude from the impersonalists.

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July 1, 2023   1 Comment

KCD’s Monthly Podcast – June 2023

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Q&A

[First Principles]

by Kailäsa Candra däsa

HARIÙ OÀ NAMAÙ

Gokulänanda, feel free to begin your questions.

Q: What is the basis of the Hare Kåñëa movement?

KCd: The basis is Vedic and Vaiñëava perfect authority.

Q: Of those two, which is the most important?

A: By far, it is Vaiñëava spiritual authority, which is automatically compatible with Vedic authority. You can consider Vaiñëava authority to be a branch of Vedic authority, but the more accurate description is that it is the cream of Vedic authority, because it is entirely transcendental.

Q: What is Vaiñëava spiritual authority?

A: It is the authority followed by adherents of Vedic philosophy, strictures, and practices. They hold Lord Viñëu to be the Supreme Controller over all other universal controllers. The word Vaiñëava directly indicates Lord Viñëu, Who is the prime creator of the universe. One who believes that Lord Viñëu is the Supreme Controller over all other created beings is known as a Vaiñëava.

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June 1, 2023   1 Comment

An Open Letter to Bhakta Mladen

Greetings Bhakta Mladen, Hare Krishna.
Upon considering all the warped ideas you presented to me in the exchange we had not long ago (about theorigination of jiva), I’ve been contemplating the ways as to how I can confront these major philosophical contradictions, bringing them to an end (and an end to your confusion). On the other hand, everything we managed so far between ourselves in our day-to-day activities (whenever we would meet) was working quite nicely.

However, can it really go on unless this issue is resolved? This letter that I write to you is a sort of challenge, although notentirely antagonistic, but also not a friendly challenge. Nothing in it is personally against you as a spirit soul. However, it is confrontational against the misconceptions that you’re nourishing within yourself for far too long.
I am being sharp in tone here, not harsh. By now, you surely know where I’m getting this knowledge from, so that should be of no surprise to you. Either accept it with realization and higher intelligence or you can continue pushing your Neo-Mutt speculations.

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May 5, 2023   2 Comments

KCD’s Monthly Podcast – May 2023

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SIDDHA Confronts Cult Obstacles

by Kailäsa Candra däsa

HARIÙ OÀ NAMAÙ

“Now, to take such guidance means the spiritual master should also be a very perfect man. Otherwise, how can he guide?”
Platform Lecture, March 6, 1966 in New York

“The guru must be mahätmä and muni. Muni means thoughtful, philosopher. Not foolish rascal, manufacturing some philosophy. And mahätmabhiù. Not only self-realized, but by his character, by his behavior, by his understanding, he must be a mahätmä. He must be mahätmä, real mahätmä. We want guru like that.”
Platform Lecture, August 10, 1974 in India

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April 30, 2023   1 Comment

KCD’s Monthly Podcast – April 2023

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After The Burn Code

By Kailäsa Candra däsa

HARIÙ OÀ NAMAÙ

An all-pervading illusion promulgated by “ISKCON” is that the many deviations of the zonal äcärya imposition have been completely overcome in their movement. “Old news, move on.” It is not so, but could they have been overcome in the early years after the zonal imposition?

It would have taken a major effort to have done so, and it may not have even been possible. There was not even a paltry effort made to do so until the mid-Eighties. That the deception set into motion in 1978 has been totally overcome is patently untrue, and it is essential that you realize just how false that “ISKCON” thinking otherwise is.

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April 1, 2023   2 Comments

KCD’s Monthly Podcast – March 2023

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“The Whole Thing Would Have Been Killed”

by Kailäsa Candra däsa

HARIÙ OÀ NAMAÙ

The majority of disciples, adherents, and even casual followers of Prabhupäda’s branch of Lord Caitanya’s Hare Kåñëa line believe, with no lack of evidence, that things have not gone well in the G.B.C. since he left the scene in late 1977. There must be reasons for that, and we shall focus on them and their root causes.

As most of you know, Prabhupäda created what he called a governing body commission for his movement in 1970. What led to that creation is a long story; there is no need, for the purpose of this podcast, to get into that creation history. There IS a need, however, to discuss just how that Commission played out—in terms of its misdeeds, in particular.

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February 28, 2023   2 Comments

KCD’s Monthly Podcast – February 2023

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Only Experts in Forming Initiation Machines

by Kailäsa Candra däsa

HARIÙ OÀ NAMAÙ

If you are attracted to Kåñëa consciousnessand have begun research into it,that is most commendable; however, you are only at the beginning of your search into achieving perfection. Specific manifestations of what appear to be Kåñëa conscious institutionsrequire more than general knowledge of Vaiñëavism. As you actually enter into this next and difficult layer, to merely know about the Hare Kåñëa movementwill be seen to benot good enough.

The primary manifestation (or the first manifestation of the movement, so to speak), has changed from what it once was . . . and, after that, it has changed in other ways. There are different brands now. These brand names are what we shall refer to them as, and they will be explained.

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February 1, 2023   3 Comments

KCD’s Monthly Podcast – January 2023

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This is True

by Kailäsa Candra däsa

HARIÙ OÀ NAMAÙ

There are many people who believe everything is relative; this is a popular shibboleth in the West. They claim that there is no Absolute Truth, yet such a claim is, in and of itself, stating an absolute. There is Absolute Truth, but it is difficult to realize, especially in this degraded and quarrelsome age of Kali-yuga. Indeed, it is difficult to even realize what is what in every day life, and there are planes above this gross one, far previous to the absolute level. Realizing Absolute Truth automatically encompasses understanding all the levels below it.

The Absolute Truth is total without exceptions. All that works against realizing it—often called mäyä–is an integral feature of it, and this will be explained in some detail, subsequently. You are an embodied being in the material universe, and thus you are constantly being assaulted with illusion, delusion, and many other negative astral principalities in order to keep you from knowing even basic absolute fundamentals.

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January 1, 2023   1 Comment