About Author of Long Live The Lord!: 4000 divya prabandham
Narayana Srinivasa Dasa has authored Long Live The Lord English translation (Read in Pdf Long Live The Lord! – 4000 Divya Prabandham online for free here!) with commentary of Thiruppallandu and Periyalwar Thirumoli rendered by Periyalwar.
The first volume has been published in book form and the subsequent volumes are being uploaded in this website: prabhandam4000.in for free reading by the Vaishnava community. Krishna willing and with the mercy of Alwars, the English translation with commentary of Nalayira Divya Prabhandam songs of the remaining Alwars will be uploaded one by one.in PDF
Narayana Srinivasa Dasa aka S.Narayanan was born in 1958 in Srivilliputhur in a Sri Vaishnava family. He has worked for more than thirty years in pharmaceutical bulk drugs and medicines marketing in India and International markets such as South America, Europe, Africa and South East Asia. He has worked in companies like Cipla, TTK Pharma, Matrix and Cadila Pharma.
My pranams to all the vaishnavas. My name is Narayana Srinivasa Dasa. I am a Founder Trustee of Nanda Gokulam Goshala Trust. I am sure that you are aware of the Varnashrama Farm community that we have established in a village called Kummarigudem near Yadagirigutta.
Why we have moved to the farm community? In the city life there is no time to do our sadhana properly, spend time with our family, read sastras like Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam or even listen to lectures of Srila Prabhupada. So, we thought why should we live in such a place where we are not able to practise Krishna consciousness properly, which is our most important thing in life. So, we decided to move to the farm community and in the farm community we are able to lead a very “simple living” with “high thinking.” I will ask you one question. “In the city life, are you really able to do your sadhana properly? Do you have time to spend with your children and educate them on our Sanatana Dharma or Krishna consciousness?” If you ask this question and answer it sincerely, you will agree with me that “City life is not the way one should live because it is not conducive for developing our Krishna consciousness.
Nanda Gokulam Goshala Trust
Please come and visit our farm community. You will find how we live very happily, peacefully, and in a very simple way. Daily our time is spent on the field growing whatever trees or vegetables required and we eat “farm fresh” vegetables really “farm fresh” vegetables and the prasadam is very, very healthy, nourishing. Many of us spend time in taking care of the cows and some of us spend time in educating our gurukula children. We have about 20 gurukula children now and many more children are expected to join. Since many devotees are interested to come and live with us, we have planned to extend our project to Srikakulam on the eastern coast. We plan to buy sixty acres of land there to establish second phase of our varnasrama project.
Varnasrama farm communities
Srila Prabhupada wanted to establish farm communities, varnasrama farm communities all over the world and he predicted that millions of people will join our varnasrama farm communities. He said that in varnasrama farm communities, people will be able to live happily and engage in Krishna consciousness fully. He wanted the farm communities because that is the way Krishna and the people in Vrindavana lived. Even when he was leaving us, from this material world, his mind and talk were on varnasrama farm communities only.
I joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in 2007 and was initiated by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami in 2010. I’m a Founder Trustee of Nanda Gokulam Goshala Trust, founded in 2010 and which has started Gauragram, near Yadagirigutta, Telangana and Kurmagram, near Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, two Varnashrama farm communities under the guidance of HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami. You can find his interview here. The farm communities maintain Goshala and Gurukula. More information can be found at https://www.bvks.com.
I would like to share with you some interesting facts about India and how people lived in India about 500 years ago. 500 years ago, 80% of India was villages and the main source of income was agriculture, protection of cows and the gurukulam where the children were educated. Not only the children but the people in total, were God conscious and were leading a very simple living but a very happy living. They were happy and spent most of the time living peacefully. But with the invasion of first the muslims and later the British everything was changed. Our culture was total damaged and unfortunately, we adopted the western culture. Now with the invasion of the western culture, our lives have changed totally.
Now both the husband-and-wife work leaving the children all alone and they do not know what the children are doing when they are working in the office. It’s a “rat race”. Daily, they start early in the morning, run to the office and they work very hard in the office for earning their livelihood. And, this has led to lot of problems like, lack of mental peace, lack of happiness, and both the children and parents are affected with diseases both mentally and physically.
So, the solution for all our problems is going back to our earlier way of life, that is the Sanatana Dharma. Sanatana Dharma means we have to change our way of life to a “simple living,” that is going back to the villages. So, this is what we have started doing in Nanda Gokulam. We have established a Varnashrama Farm community based on Sanatana Dharma in a village near Yadagirigutta. The people who are living in this Varnashrama Farm community are following a very “Simple living” and “High thinking” in the sense that their entire day is peacefully spent on agriculture or engaging in cow protection, or maintaining and teaching the gurukula children, or weaving, these kind of simple but peaceful activities. So, the whole day goes very peacefully and they have lot of time to spend with their children and also spend time in worshipping the Lord.
Varnashrama Farm community
The community people engage in a very simple life in the sense, there is no electricity and the people cook by firewood. Each and every requirement that is like rice, wheat, and other grains, vegetables are all grown by themselves. So, they take the vegetables fresh and cook daily, which is a very, very healthy way of life.
Now, we are in the process of extending this farm community to Srikakulam which is on the eastern coast of India. In Srikakulam, we are planning to buy 60 acres of land and we need all your support in our endeavour to bring back the lost Indian cultural heritage. You can help us in many ways – by helping us to buy the land, or to build the houses, or to maintain and educate the gurukul children. How you can help us in different ways is all explained in the brochure which is attached with this video.
So, I request you once again to kindly study the brochure thoroughly, visit our farm community, in Yadagirigutta and help us generously by donating.
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