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January 2010 Blog Posts (95)

Is There Such a Thing as Life After Death? - TIME Article

Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

Is There Such a Thing as Life After Death?

By Laura Fitzpatrick

Is there life after death? Theologians can debate all they want, but radiation oncologist Dr. Jeffrey Long says if you look at the scientific evidence, the answer is unequivocally yes. Drawing on a decade's worth of research on… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on January 31, 2010 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Recession-Proof: Harinam Sankirtan!

Recession-Proof: Harinam Sankirtan!

"We need to really push on the sankirtan movement. Expand the congregation to Namahattas and Bhakti Vrkshas and we have to distribute the books profusely to many people.

We can have halls to spread Krishna Consciousness, Bhaktivinode Thakur called it sraddha kutirs, homes of faith, so that we can push forth the sankirtan movement so that we can put back Kali and we can establish that golden age.

Now there is the… Continue

Added by Chitra Datta on January 31, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

ISKCON Kumbh camp ready

Dear Maharajs,Prabhujis and Mathajis,



This is to inform you all that our Kumbhamela Camp is getting Ready and it

will be inaugurated officially by the Chief Minister Mr. Pokrialji, and the

DM of the Kumbh Admn on the Shivaratry Day12th Feb.

We would like to invite the world wide devotees to take part in this nice

chances of preaching to millions of people for 3 months.

Our camp will be doing Harinam, Book… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on January 31, 2010 at 9:09am — No Comments

Krsna consciousness is the antiseptic method

The material world, or material existential life, is filled with threefold miseries: miseries pertaining to the body and mind, miseries pertaining to natural disturbances and miseries inflicted by other living entities. Human society is meant to create a spiritual atmosphere by spreading the spirit of Krsna consciousness. The miseries of material existence cannot affect the status of Krsna consciousness. It is not that the miseries of the material world completely vanish when one takes to Krsna… Continue

Added by Bhagavati devi dasi on January 30, 2010 at 6:55am — No Comments

Nityananda's mercy

Srila Prabhupada said, "To approach Radha and Krishna, we must get Lord
Caitanya's mercy; to get His mercy, we must get Lord Nityananda's mercy; and
to get Lord Nityananda's mercy, we must approach people like Jagai and
Madhai." Thus, with humble, compassionate hearts, we must encourage people
to chant "Krishna!", worship Krishna, and serve Krishna's instructions.

Hare Krishna.

By Giriraja Swami

Added by Shyama Chandr Das - Sandeep Kuma on January 29, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments

Appearance of Lord Nityananda ( Nityananda Trayodasi )

Lord Nityananda is the eternal associate of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Rarely is the name Nimai (Caitanya Mahaprabhu) taken without that of Nitai (Lord Nityananda). Mahaprabhu cannot be approached or understood without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, who is the cardinal guru of all the universes and serves as an intermediary between Mahaprabhu and His devotees. He is the Lord's active principle in both creation and lila. He is the second body of the Lord,… Continue

Added by Anuradha Bhattacharya on January 28, 2010 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Shortcut to the Spiritual World!

"Narottama Das Thakura prayed for a short-cut. He said, "I am so unfortunate, I am so unhappy. It is so difficult for me to control my mind. So Lord Nityananda, please just flood me with ecstasy. Flood me with Your mercy. Then I will be so attracted by the taste of the love flowing from Your lotus feet that automatically my mind will be absorbed. "

This is…


Added by Shabda Hari Das on January 28, 2010 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

Bhaktivedanta Gurukul and International School, Vrindavan

New Staff and 2010 Admission Open

by Parsada devi dasi

A team of 7 devotee-graduates from the famous Indian Institute of Technology

(IIT) will be joining the staff of Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International

School (Vrindavan) this coming school year! This group of creative and

talented devotees is led by Dr.Lila Purusottoma dasa, presently a professor

at IIT Kanpur, who will be joining full time in July as Director of the


Thus,… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on January 27, 2010 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Constantly Chant The Holy Names

I perpetually worship Sri Nityananda, the root of the tree of krishna-bhakti, who wandering around in Bengal approached the door of every home. With upraised arms he exclaimed: "O Brothers! Please constantly chant the holy names of Hari. If you do so, I will take the responsibility to deliver you from the ocean of material existence."

Sri Nityanandastakam
by Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura

Added by KASHYAPI DASS on January 27, 2010 at 10:34pm — 1 Comment

Like Rising Cream!

"His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has used the appropriate analogy of Cream.

Cream naturally rises to the top of the milk, and similarly, if the devotee's Desires are pure, light and free from all material contaminations, that pure desire will pull one… Continue

Added by Shabda Hari Das on January 27, 2010 at 4:10pm — 1 Comment

ISKCON GURU ,HH Mahavisnu Goswami peacefully left his body

By Kavicandra Swami

At about 3PM IST HH Mahavisnu Swami (91 years) peacefully left his body at the Bhaktivedanta Swami Hospital, Mumbai.

He will stay here for two days while disciples come from afar and then go to Nasika for Samadhi.

Many devotees were present with Kirtan. His eyes became clear as he looked around at everyone. He mouthed the Holy Name and left Is the end of a glorious lifetime of blissful preaching.

The… Continue

Added by Shyama Chandr Das - Sandeep Kuma on January 26, 2010 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

His Holiness Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj's final pastimes

Please accept our humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Photos of His Holiness Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj's final pastimes in this material world

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"Many devotees were present with Kirtan. His eyes became clear as he lookedaround at everyone. He mouthed the Holy Name and left Is the end

of aglorious lifetime of blissful preaching."

- His Holiness… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on January 26, 2010 at 1:45pm — 1 Comment

Maya's Sticky Web!

"When a living being attempts to enjoy separately from the Lord, he enters Maya's Web.

Just as an unwitting insect flies into a spider's web and, just as by struggling, the fly becomes increasingly entangled, so the unwitting living being becomes increasingly implicated in illusion the more he struggles to implement his Independent… Continue

Added by Shabda Hari Das on January 26, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Representatives of Andal & Ramanujacarya!

When we took our Safari to South India we went to the Sri Rangam temple and there we chanted Hare Krsna for the acarya of the Sri Rangam temple, one of the 64 temples of Ramanuja and that’s maybe the most important that he has. Then he said, "You are all incarnations of Andal, an incarnation of Lakshmi who chanted the holy name and said everyone should go with karatals and drums in the street and…


Added by Shabda Hari Das on January 25, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

REAL Test of a Devotee!

"In good times anybody can serve Krishna. Difficult times are a REAL TEST of a devotee.

Sometimes because of our Karmas or something, the situation becomes very complicated. Krishna is just watching. He allows it to go on. But anyway nothing happens without His permission. When he sees that the devotee, even though in problem, is still thinking of Me and is wanting to serve… Continue

Added by Shabda Hari Das on January 25, 2010 at 9:45am — 7 Comments

Cultivating good vaishnava relationships

Cultivating good vaishnava relationships

Answers by HH Romapada Swami Maharaja

Question:I live in a devotee community and often feel that I don’t know how to associate with others. I love them and try to serve them but all too often I just don’t feel emotionally safe in their association. I don’t feel free to be open in case they hurt me and thus I am wasting my life constantly holding back (defending like a kicked dog). I am desperate for some clarification on this… Continue

Added by Braj Kishore Das on January 25, 2010 at 7:25am — 3 Comments


True Accomplishment!

"There are many transcendental activities a person can do. They can do their profession, whether it is an artist, musician, businessman, housewife, mother, or whether it's producing children.

They can do any activity except slaughtering animals or certain forbidden activities or specifically that taking intoxication of a chemical type etc. which cannot be dovetailed in Krishna's service.

But the normal kind of activities that we need… Continue

Added by Chitra Datta on January 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

18th annual Jagannath Rathayatra festival @ Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, ISKCON Coimbatore organized its 18th annual

Sri Jagannath Rathayatra festival, which passes through the streets of the

old part of Coimbatore city.

Coimbatore, located some five hundred kilometers West of Chennai (formerly

known as “Madras”) is the second largest city in the Tamil Nadu state in

South India. At present the population of Coimbatore, also known as

“Kovai”, is about two million (twenty lakhs).

Lord… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on January 21, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Lord Jagannath’s Annual Rath yatra on 29 Jan 2010, ISKCON Mumbai

Be part of Lord Jagannath’s Annual Rath yatra on 29 Jan 2010: Lord Jagannath along with Lord Balarama and Subhadradevi shall bless the citizens of Mumbai on 29 January 2010 as part of Their annual Rath yatra procession. For details please visit Mumbai rathyatra website

Added by ISKCON desire tree on January 21, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments

IMAGINE…Krishna Makes it Perfect!

Jayapataka: Everything you plan is perfect.

Prabhupada: No. I imagine. Krishna makes it perfect. I think, "It would have been nice if it would have been like this," but Krishna... Yei prasade pure sarva asa. Long, long ago, when I was publishing Back to Godhead, one sheet, I was thinking that "What is this sheet? If it would… Continue

Added by Shabda Hari Das on January 21, 2010 at 9:57am — No Comments

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