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Vaishnava Compassion

By Niranjana Swami

(To read the related talk given by Giriraja Swami please click here)

Much can be said about compassion, and although we’ve covered many of its different facets, there is still much more that can be said, specifically in terms of our relationships with each other as…

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Blessed Granny

From Back to Godhead

By Sivarama Swami

Dear Sivarama Swami,

Hare Krsna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I hope you do not mind my writing to you. I have never written to a spiritual master before. You do not know me. My name is Bhaktin Dora…

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Gratitude for God’s Gifts

By Giriraj Swami

If we are at all aware of how dependent we are on God–for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the very ability to eat and drink and breathe, to think and feel and will, and to walk, talk, and sense–we will feel grateful and want to reciprocate God’s kindness. We will want to do something for He (or She or They) who…

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Compassion Well Placed

Despite the honorable intentions of philanthropists, even their most efficient programs for helping others don’t go far enough.

By His Divine Grace A.C.B. Swami Prabhupada

IN THE NAME OF philanthropy … people are feeling compassion for suffering humanity throughout the world,” (SB 5.8.10) Srila Prabhupada writes. But “no one knows where compassion should be applied. Compassion for the dress of a drowning man is senseless. A man fallen…

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ISKCON Congregational Minister, HH Jayapataka Swami, 70th Vyasapuja at ISKCON Mayapur

The 70th Vyasapuja of HH Jayapataka Swami was celebrated in a very grand and loving way by his disciples and well-wishers at ISKCON Mayapur. Over 14000 disciples congregated at Mayapur to glorify their beloved spiritual master. Sri Mayapur and Jayapataka Swami are synonymous. Maharaja once said I know only three things- Mayapur, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and Congregational preaching. His love for Mayapur dhama is…

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Who should give Bhagavatam Class?

By Vraja Vilasa dasa

Dear Devotees,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

In response to a few devotees asking me questions on what exactly are the qualifications for giving the Bhagavatam class, I compiled a few quotes for them. I thought it might be useful for…

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What is essential anyway?

By Niscala Dasi

There are many things which we aspire for and even worship, which have no intrinsic value. They have value inasmuch as they are attached to values, and thus can serve perverted or promoting aims. Thus, though they have no value, they have a use. These things which we attach value to, are actually tools for values to be attached to. For…

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Hum Tumhare Ho Chuke hai

Hum Tumhare Ho Chuke hai                                        

Aur tum Hamare hochuke Shyam

Bas Aur kya Chahiye hame

ye Zindagi Sampoorna hai



Duniya ka bhotik Sukh nahi…

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“That other is Krishna”

Srila Prabhupada: From the very beginning, the body was given by father and mother. In the childhood, as the father and mother say, “Sit down here, eat this, don’t go there,” everything is controlled by the father and mother, and originally given by the father and mother. So how we can claim, “This is my body”? From the very beginning. Then, somebody…

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Give to Live By Karnamrita dasa

Sometimes people want to know what I am about spiritually. I often think how could I explain to someone in a moment about our path of Bhakti-yoga or Krishna consciousness??

When someone casually ask what I believe in, looking for a nutshell understanding, they sometimes do so to categorize me. I really wish people would understand that there is…

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Slokas Why memorize them?

From Back to Godhead

By Tarini Radha Devi Dasi

Reciting Shlokas that glorify Lord Krishna can awaken the soul to eternal knowledge.

Today, as I came by bus in the morning,” reported our ethics lecturer, “a person was…

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Chanting Challenges

By Vraja Bihari Dasa

“For humankind, the mind is the cause of bondage and the mind is the cause of liberation. The mind absorbed in…

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I Do At Times by Bhaktimarga Swami



I do at times make use of the elevator on my way to the meetings.  I don't want to be late.  To join me on the lift was a delivery man with a bag full of coconuts and a pail of sugar cane juice.  We reached the elevated state of the fourth floor.  I'm glad he delivered…
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The Unique Proposal of Bhakti-yoga

By Sacinandana Swami

Krsna says, “This process is the supreme intelligence of the intelligent and the cleverness of the most clever, for by following it one can in this very life make use of the temporary and unreal to achieve Me, the eternal reality.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 11.29.22)

Why is bhakti the most intelligent thing you can practice? Because you can take something that is useless…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on April 21, 2019 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments


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LIVE TV and Youtube Channels

LIVE TV

Hare Krsna TV - www.youtube.com/channel/UCwu3_7WGUAcWhx79YsGMvBw

Hare Krsna Music - www.youtube.com/channel/UC9SbaJOD9twCmHnPzNGIvsw

Hare Krsna Pravachan - …

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on April 20, 2019 at 3:52pm — 1 Comment


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Too Proud To Hear

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

So, we think we know it all, do we? We may have earned our Iskcon degrees, or may be senior devotees, and therefore do not have to hear from ‘less qualified’ or junior devotees when they give class. Will senior devotees want to hear from a ‘proud’ younger devotee, and will ’learned’ younger devotees want to hear from a senior…

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Changing World by Bhaktimarga Swami

Vatsal is an outstanding brahmacari (monk) from Moscow, and he's spending a week with us in Toronto, which means the number of Russian-born bhakti-yogisfrequenting the temple ashram is increasing.  It's a delight to have him with us.  In general, I like the rigidity of our Russian followers.  They take their commitment more seriously than our regular North American contingent.  The Krishna Conscious following in Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe is…
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Gaining By Giving - Winning By Serving

 
By Achyut Gopal Das
 
"Life is like a game of tennis - in order to win, you have to serve…
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Sri Balarama’s Rasayatra

By Deena Bandhu Das

From 5th Chapter of Bhakti-ratnakara

Balarama, the son of Rohini performed his rasalila in Ramaghat. This place is situated quite a long distance from where Krishna had his rasalila.

Balarama was the second body of Krishna himself and the depth of his real self was…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on April 19, 2019 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment


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Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman

Hanuman Janam-Utsav is a Hindu religious festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Hanuman. On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord Hanuman celebrate him and seek his protection and blessings.

Lord Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Lord Sri Rama and is widely known for his unflinching devotion to Sri Rama. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy.

Hanuman is also endowed with many other wonderful qualities, all of which he…

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