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States of Consciousness and Dreams

Modern materialistic science is not sure about the origin and nature of most psychic phenomena including dreams. This information can be found in Vedic scriptures.

Srimad Bhagavatam 6.16.53-54, 7.7.25 or 7.15.61 describes three material states of…

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The Daksha Yajna

By Sankirtana das

Lessons about the Inner World & Social Psychology

A Frequent Flyer devotee recently expressed to me his liking of one particular airline for the broad choice of good movies and rock music they offer. He meant what he said, and I wondered: “Is he aware of his compromised standard and honestly confessing, or is he denying…

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GBC Members Celebrate Rama Vijaya Dasami in Kanpur

 
Events
By Radha Sakhi Dasi

The fifth day of the GBC Meeting was evoked with the auspicious spiritual initiation ceremony by Bhakti Charu Swami and it marked the fourth installation ceremony of the ISKCON Kanpur temple. Four years…

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Recovering From Material Existence

By Karnamrita Das 

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As I recover from the flu

I realize that my whole life

is about recovering from impositions.

Think about yourself as a soul

with no…

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Step Back and Reconnect by Sacinandana Swami

Our lives are like canvases that we are meant to paint on. And just as with painting, from time to time, it helps to step back and return with a fresh perspective.
 
The great painter, thinker, and scientist Leonardo da Vinci expressed this in Renaissance Italy:
 
“Every now and…
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Offerings with Love

By Mohini Radha Devi Dasi

Krishna is self-satisfied and does not need anything, but out of His mercy He will accept our offerings of love and devotion.

Krishna’s supreme opulence surpasses all description and comparison. Millions of goddesses of fortune serve Him in…

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'What do we love about Krishna?’

In the chapter of the Krishna book titled “Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Krishna in the Womb” Srila Prabhupada cautions against the tendency to be a bit impersonal towards God. We understand that Krishna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, has both personal and…

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Dealing with aggression and anger by Kadamba Kanana Swami

This is dependant on the seriousness of one’s anger and aggression. If it is very serious, then the person may need counseling. Krsna consciousness cannot resolve psychiatric or psychological problems. By chanting the Hare Krsna Mahamantra, one becomes purified, and eventually, both…

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Exceptional Magnificence At The GBC Meeting By Radha Sakhi Dasi

The fifth day of the GBC Meeting was evoked with the auspicious spiritual initiation ceremony by Bhakti Charu Swami and it marked the fourth installation ceremony of the ISKCON Kanpur temple. Four years ago, it was on Dussehra or Rama Vijaya Dasami day, that the splendid Kanpur…

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Exceptional Magnificence At The GBC Meeting By Radha Sakhi Dasi

The fifth day of the GBC Meeting was evoked with the auspicious spiritual initiation ceremony by Bhakti Charu Swami and it marked the fourth installation ceremony of the ISKCON Kanpur temple. Four years ago, it was on Dussehra or Rama Vijaya Dasami day, that the splendid Kanpur…

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Motivation in Krishna Consciousness By Rashi Singh

Some suggestions on how to stay inspired.

Somehow, it happens that our motivation in Krishna consciousness may falter. Usually that faltering comes in the form of lacking the desire to do some practical service, associate with devotees, or develop our spiritual practices, such…

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Finding Shelter in Times of Suffering By Murari Gupta Dasa

From Back to Godhead

Even in the most hopeless situations there is hope—when we turn to Lord Krishna.

“Can you please speak to my relatives,” a doctor friend requested me after a Sunday feast program in our temple. “Their youngest son…

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The Jaguar’s Story Wins Two Children’s Book Awards

Arts

By Madhava Smullen 

The Jaguar’s Story, a children’s book written by Kosa Ely (Kosarupa Dasi) and beautifully illustrated by Radhe Gendron, has received two prestigious awards this week. 

The book, which tells a charming story about two young Jaguar cubs in the Amazon rainforest, received the Gold Medal for…

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ISKCON GBC Leaders Meet in Kanpur, India

Events

For the first time, the ISKCON Governing Body Commission (GBC) meeting is being held in ISKCON Kanpur, India. Spiritual leaders from all over the world, from America to Europe, China, Africa, Asia, Australia, Russia, have come together to transform this small temple of Kanpur into a true spiritual United Nations. The GBC meeting begun on the 15thof October and will go on…

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Holy Name Retreat At Ekachakra by Devaki Devi Dasi

Please come and join us.....!



Deepen your relationship with the holy name - in japa aswell as in kirtan!



        When..........? From the 22nd to the 26th of December 2018



We will leave Mayapur by bus at 5am outside the Main Gate, and we will

return on the 26th by lunch time.



  The Retreat will be open to one and all -  Men as well as Ladies!

* PRICE: The only…

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Kartik and the TOVP

By Sunanda Das

There are many transcendental ways of interpreting the Lord’s most special lila as Damodar, the child Krishna Who is bound by the belly to a wooden grinding mortar with rope by Mother Yasoda. This article focuses on the significance of Mother Yasodas’ rope always being two inches too short, no matter how much rope she kept adding. And how the TOVP, like Lord…

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How to Live on a Farm in the 21st Century

By Bhakti Raghava Swami

Introduction

Towards the end of the Cow Culture Conference held in Kuala Lumpur on October 7, 2018, during the question-and-answer session, a devotee asked for practical advice on how to adopt a Vedic farm lifestyle. He wanted to know whether there are any model farms…

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A Bridge to God

From Back to Godhead

By Satyananda Dasa

Lessons on life, death, and living in a spirit of devotion

ISKCON devotees commonly use the phrase, “Going back home, back to Godhead.”Have you ever thought about what this…

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The Secret Behind “The Secret”

By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi
 
Discover Krishna’s law of attraction, the real power behind the latest rage in the self-improvement marketplace.
 
The Secret, a book and DVD by Rhonda Byrne, is getting a lot of attention as sales soar. The author claims…
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We have to break with Maya and build with Krishna

Jadurani dasi: On this particular day, he took us downtown where he went when he first got off the Jaladuta boat. Because the captain was doing some shopping, so he took Prabhupada and Prabhupada was pointing out different places that he remembered. The next day, Prabhupada took all the devotees for a tour of where he first landed.

I was in the back and I ran up so that I…

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