Why Did Prabhupada Call Thomas Herzig Tamal Krishna?

Similarly, He is sometimes named Partha-sarathi because He acted as the chariot driver of Arjuna. Arjuna’s name is Partha. His mother’s name is Prtha, Kunti’s. From Prtha, his name is Partha. From his father’s name, Pandu, his name is Pandava. So in this way big personalities or anyone, they should tally, the name should tally with the activities. This is nomenclature.

Prabhupada from a Bhagavad-gita 1.15  London, July 15, 1973


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When Srimati Radharani was fully absorbed in love of Krsna, She mistook a black tamala tree for Krsna and embraced it. Such a mistake is called prema-vilasa-vivarta.

CC Mad. 8.194


A mundane person in the dress of a Vaisnava should not be respected but rejected. This is enjoined in the sastra (upeksa). The word upeksa means neglect. One should neglect an envious person. A preacher’s duty is to love the Supreme Personality of Godhead, make friendships with Vaisnavas, show mercy to the innocent and reject or neglect those who are envious or jealous. There are many jealous people in the dress of Vaisnavas in this Krsna consciousness movement, and they should be completely neglected. There is no need to serve a jealous person who is in the dress of a Vaisnava. When Narottama dasa Thakura says chadiya vaisnava seva nistara payeche keba, he is indicating an actual Vaisnava, not an envious or jealous person in the dress of a Vaisnava.

(C.C. Madhya Lila 1.218)




Author: Mukunda dasa

I desire to fully surrender my life and soul to Srila Prabhupada. Then I can become instrumental in assisting him with his mission of delivering all the conditioned souls to the shelter of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai and Sri Sri Radha Krishna.

One Reply to “Why Did Prabhupada Call Thomas Herzig Tamal Krishna?”

  1. amazing insights, tkg, prabhupada said he is red haring,

    red herring – Urban Dictionary

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    Something used to divert attention form the real matter, issue or object(a dead red herring was often used to confuse or test the scent of a hunting dog)

    prabhupada just wants to see who is the wheat and who is the chaff with these red herring gurus,

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