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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 14.26

TEXT 26
mam ca yo 'vyabhicarena

bhakti-yogena sevate

sa gunan samatityaitan

brahma-bhuyaya kalpate

SYNONYMS…
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FATAL FAT

By Caitanya Caran Das

A two inch tongue can kill a six feet man. This traditional saying is being confirmed by modern obesity statistics. The prosperity of the Indian middle class is showing up – in a not-so-pleasant way in the burgeoning waistline, of over 25% of urban Indians. Obesity is the cause of diabetes, hypertension, heart attacks, strokes and a variety of…

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Devotional Services

(English version of the ‘Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu’ by Sri Rupa Goswami)

Edited by Tridandi Goswami Abhay Charan Bhaktivedanta Swami

Text

Akhilla, Rasa, Amrita, Murti, Prasrmara, Ruci, Ruddha, Taraka, Pali, Kalita, Syama, Lalita, Radha, Preyan, Bidhu, Jayati.

Akhila=All inclusive, Rasa=Mellow, Zest, Amrita=Nectar, Murti=Form, Prasrmara=Expanding, Ruchi=Attractive features, Ruddha=Controlling,…

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Inconvenient Foods: The Happy Facts By Kesava Krsna Dasa

We love to picnic, barbecue, celebrate birthdays and entertain guests. We may hesitate on what fast-foods are on offer. Here is some “Party-pooping” information, which should enhance our parties even more. So “let’s party,” as they say.

Technology has enabled soya to transform into…

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Where Technology Falls Short

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa

“Infatuated by promises of a hi-tech paradise, people don’t even think about the spiritual purpose of life, erroneously considering it unscientific and outdated.”

We live in the age of technology. We commute by…

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The Most Intelligent Woman

By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Teachings of Queen Kuntī, Chapter 3

tatha paramahamsanam

muninam amalatmanam

bhakti-yoga-vidhanartham

katham pasyema hi striyah

You Yourself descend to propagate the transcendental science of devotional service unto the hearts of the advanced transcendentalists and mental speculators, who are purified by being able to discriminate between matter and…

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Watch the Historic Consciousness in Science Conference Online

Events

Can physicalism fully explain all features of the phenomenal world? The international conference to be held in Gainesville, Florida, from January 18 to 20, 2019, organized by the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies is a  multi-disciplinary exploration of the possibilities and challenges of the topic of consciousness in science with the participation of scientists…

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Youth for Sustainability

 Events
 
By Kamala Priya Dasi 

More than sixty ISKCON youths and twelve youth leaders participated in a project that included four inspiring youth exchanges during 2017 and 2018. 

Two years ago, six…

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Kirtana-Yoga and the Maha-mantra

By Satyaraja Dasa

Kirtana is a simple and effective way to commune with God.

The word kirtana means “praise” or “glory” and is the name given to glorification of God in song, especially in call-and-response style. There are different categories of kirtana. For example, nama-kirtana refers to singing God’s sacred names,…

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A Mountain of Faults

Dhirasanta Das Goswami: It was the hour of the day when anyone could come to the king and present anything and the king would deal with it. So Maharaja Yudhisthira was on the throne waiting for people and Bhima was at the entrance to the castle in the next room.

One man came and said to Bhima, “I have to see Yudhisthira, I have got a big problem and I can’t figure it out.” Bhima replied, “Oh. What is the…

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Serving Krishna by Serving Tulasi

By Vishakha Devi Dasi

The luxurious growth of one of Krishna’s greatest devotees, who appears in a special form, attests to the devotion of two of her dedicated caretakers.



Srila Prabhupada once quoted an atheist as saying, “What is the use of watering the Tulasi plant? It is better to water eggplant. By watering the eggplant one can get some fruits, but what is the use of watering the…

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“Make him puris if he wants puris”

Srutakirti dasa, Srila Prabhupada Remembers His Youth

Sometimes Srila Prabhupada affectionately spoke about his father. When he did, it was always with great fondness.

“My father would make sure that whatever I wanted I would get,” he said.

“Even if it was in the middle of the night and I wanted puris, my father would say to my mother, ‘Make him puris if he wants puris.’ Sometimes my mother would resist, but my father would make her do it. It…

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Sri Ksetra Parikrama Concludes Three day Puri Event

By Jaybhadra devi dasi

ISKCON Mayapur has been organizing the Sri Ksetra Parikrama for the past thirteen years but it has been performed since the time of Vidyapati, one of Lord Jagannatha’s most intimate worshippers who served under King Indradyumna. It is always held at Puri-dhama on the days prescribed in the scriptures and observed by previous generations.…

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Cultivating an Empathetic Heart

By Archana Siddhi Devi Dasi

Developing the quality of empathy has many benefits for aspiring devotees of the Lord.

When I was doing my clinical psychotherapy internship in graduate school, a supervisor stressed connecting with our clients through realized empathy. Most of his interns came from privileged backgrounds, and he felt we needed more than just a theoretical understanding of our clients’ pain.

My first…

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Who am I? Nobody!

Hare Krishna

Written by an insignificant soul

This is how I have always felt in my devotional life. I have always been in awe of fantastic devotees with their enthusiasm for preaching and bringing Krishna into the lives of so many souls to rescue them from this material life. I have always felt that I am no one, I know nothing and I certainly would never be…

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Carrying the vaishnavas by Kadamba Kanana Swami

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 April 2011, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture)

Srila Prabhupada wrote two letters after the departure of his spiritual master. In the first letter, he said, “My spiritual master has now returned back to the spiritual world and has taken up his eternal position as a manjari in the spiritual world.” In the second letter, he wrote, “Although my spiritual master is now in the spiritual world, he is…

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Principles and Details by Chaitanya Charan Das

Disagreement over issues is not as disruptive as disagreement over the importance of the disagreements 

When we see disruptive disagreements among friends who share our faith, we feel distressed. Why? Because we practice our faith to experience peace, not strife. Indeed, the specter of religious conflicts drives fence-sitters towards agnosticism, atheism or even anti-theism.

Why do such disruptions occur?…

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