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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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January 16: 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada in San Francisco

By Ananda Tirtha Das

Only He Could Lead Them: San Francisco / India 1967



SPL 22: "Swami Invites the Hippies"



22. "Swami Invites the Hippies"



January 16, 1967



As the United Airlines jet descended on the San Francisco Bay area, Srila Prabhupada turned to his disciple Ranacora and said, "The buildings look like matchboxes. Just imagine how it…

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Food For Life Hungary Feeds Thousands During Holiday Season

Activism
 
By Madhava Smullen

Although Food For Life Hungary operates all year around, the charity has a huge drive throughout the month of December, organizing events all over the country to feed thousands of people in need.

The effort was started by Dhananjaya Das back in 1993.…

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Devotees Ring in the New Year in Style at Dallas’ Kirtan 50

Events
 
By Madhava Smullen

Between five and six hundred devotees from all over North America started the New Year as they meant to go on – chanting the Holy Name and associating with devotees – at Kirtan 50 in Dallas this holiday season.

The genesis…

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Kaliyaphani Das Passes Away After A Life of Service

People

By Madhava Smullen

Kaliyaphani Das, an English disciple of Srila Prabhupada known for being multi-talented and always ready to serve – as an actor/director, book distributor, kirtan leader, and groundskeeper to name but a few – passed away in a motorcycle accident on January 3rd, 2019 in Alachua, Florida. He…

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A Meditation: Beautiful Krishna

By Kripamoya Das

Krishna is the Original Soul. If they were able, all souls could trace their ultimate origin to Krishna, the origin of everyone and everything. Just as the body has a soul within, so the soul also has a soul. The Soul of the soul is known as Atma-atma. But this Soul is never trapped or compromised as the individual soul is. This Soul remains ever…

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Why do bad things happen to good people?

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

Good and bad things happen to everyone in this world – no one is exempt. This is the nature of a world where everything has two sides – everything can be used for pleasure and everything can be used for pain. We should see this dual nature of the world and understand that we are not in the right place. And for this reason, we should get out of here and…

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Meeting Srila Prabhupada By HH Sivarama Swami

First meetings

I first met my spiritual master on March 6th 1975 in Dallas Texas. Srila Prabhupada had just been in South America and had toured the Southern United States. I was on travelling book distribution with a sankirtan party and had strayed quite a distance from Montreal my home base.

While reporting to the temple president about our…

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Panca-krosa Parikrama Invitation

We invite the devotees worldwide to take part in Sri Panca-krosa Parikrama on 27th January, 2019. Following the footsteps of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, devotees will perform Parikrama of holy places in Sri Mayapur, Ganga Nagara, Barakona ghat, Mahaprabhu ghat, Simantadvipa, Mayamari and other places.

For more details, write to mayapur.parikrama@gmail.com

To offer seva for Parikrama,…

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भगवद्दर्शन पत्रिका - आज ही सब्सक्राइब करें

क्या आप भगवद-दर्शन पत्रिका मंगवाना चाहते हैं ?

अब आप इस पत्रिका को साल भर के लिए हर महीने अपने घर मंगवा सकते हैं | 

इसमें हर महीने इस्कॉन के संस्थापाचार्य श्रील प्रभुपाद के भावपूर्ण प्रवचन, प्रबुद्ध लेखकों प्रेरणादायक लेख, पाठकों के प्रश्न, गीतासार और वर्तमान के ज्वलंत विषयों पर संपादक के आध्यात्मिक दृष्टिकोण, आपकी भक्ति में विकास करने में सहायता करेंगे | 

आप इस पत्रिका को मात्र ३०० रु के वार्षिक शुल्क में 12 महीने अपने मित्रों एवं…

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Streaming Spiritual Tunes

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

We have been slowly but steadily adding the audio albums of Kadamba Kanana Swami to major streaming platforms like Spotify, iTunes and Google Play (plus 50+ more or so). Vaisnava Seva, the first ever audio album, was published in 2017, and soon the most recent albums followed. And as of today we are proud to announce that we now have 10 albums available…

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Vyasa-puja Book 2019

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

The Vyasa-puja book is an excellent opportunity to share your dealings, thoughts and experiences with HH Kadamba Kanana Swami. Those who write each year are hereby encouraged to again contribute, and for those who have yet to express their hearts, to reveal some of that secluded nectar, be it a past time with Maharaj or some realisations in the course…

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The Hare Krsna Mantra

By HH Satsvarupa dasa Goswami

When His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada frst arrived in America in the midst ol the cultural turmoil of the sixties, he quickly captured the hearts and minds of the New York hippies and the San Francisco flower children with the chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra.

Within three years, he journeyed to London, and by…

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Chanting for Higher Consciousness: A Cultural History

By Vaishnava Das

From CHANT AND BE HAPPY – THE POWER OF MANTRA MEDITATION

It’s a scene that has been repeated countless times on the thoroughfares of cities throughout the Western world-from Hollywood Boulevard and Fifth Avenue in America, to London’s Oxford Street and the Champs Elysees in Paris. There,…

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Vaishnava Teacher: the relevance of his/her role in the education of devotee children and teens



By Mani Manjari Devi Dasi

Paechter (1999) explains that there are two types of curriculums or ways in which teachers transmitted their own views and values to students: the intended hidden curriculum and the unintended hidden curriculum. In the intended hidden curriculum, the teachers are aware of the views and…

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Weeping For Krishna

By Kesava Krsna dasa

If crying is the preserve of advanced devotees steeped in devotional mellows, should it bother us to display a show of apparent weakness? Shedding tears in lamentation, as a plea for sympathy, as ostentatious syrupy hype or as a tantrum disguised as frustration, can all be good enough reasons not to appear less than masculine.…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 14.21

TEXT 21
arjuna uvaca

kair lingais trin gunan etan

atito bhavati prabho

kim acarah katham caitams

trin gunan ativartate

SYNONYMS…
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Mahaprabhu’s Victory – Over the Mayavadis at Benares

By Karuna Dharini Devi Dasi

Desiring to drown everyone in the flood of love of God, Lord Caitanya made a special effort to capture misinformed impersonalists.

In 1486 CE, Lord Krishna appeared in West Bengal as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Though Krishna…

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Real Independence

By Kaviraja Shanti Prakash Dasa

During our residence on this planet, humanity has experienced many horrors- slavery, apartheid, concentration camps and many other nasty histories. Many countries celebrate independence from foreign subjugation, which were in many cases far from…

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Vedic verses reveal more secrets about Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Are you still wondering if God exists or not? And if you know He exists, are you still not sure who He is and how to find Him? Waste no more time. After many years of in-depth research, the scholars at Vedic schoolsh have given their conclusion for the benefit of…

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