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The Secret Behind “The Secret” By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi

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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…
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Improving Classes By Krishna Dharma Das

Srila Prabhupada once said that when devotees give up practicing Krishna consciousness it is ‘fifty percent their fault, and fifty percent ISKCON’s”. In this article I would like to explore what I perceive as a systemic problem contributing to our society’s fifty percent of the blame.

It is surely surprising that someone should get as far as seriously following the process of Krishna consciousness, only to…

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Shukratal: Where Shukadeva Goswami Explained the Srimad Bhagavatam

By Sri Nandanandana das (Stephen Knapp)

More devotees should know about the holy town of Shukratal. Shukratal is the place where Shukadeva Goswami spoke the sacred Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) to Maharaja Pariksit 5000 years ago. It is located about half way between Delhi and Haridwar, a four to five hour drive, and about 86 kilometers before you get to…

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Walk and Peace by Bhaktimarga Swami



Given the perfect weather, with sun, moderate temperature and a fresh wind, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to go north on Yonge Street to the ‘uptown’ region.  The morning showed itself to be so optimistic, judging by the upbeat-ness of fellow pedestrians.  The…
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Cultivating through generosity by Kadamba Kanana Swami

When Srila Prabhupada started the Sunday love feast, there were about fifteen preparations where each one was outstanding. There was nothing ordinary, everything was special. In the Lilamrtra, it is said that Satsvarupa wanted to be renounced. So when Prabhupada was serving out and asked, “Any seconds?”, Satsvarupa did not want to say “More sweet rice!“, so he instead said, “Just some rice please.” But even the sweet rice had little cheese balls…

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New Book Brings Cow Care Into Serious Discussion in Academia and Beyond

Lifestyle
 
By Madhava Smullen

Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics, a new book by ISKCON guru and scholar Krishna Kshetra Swami, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2020.  The work is set to make…

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Park Hopping by Bhaktimarga Swami

My day of thrills began at the front door in the morning.  I was poised to go for a stroll with visitor/monk, Bhakti Prabhava Swami, when an exploring raccoon shimmered his way up the cedar out front. I got close, stroked his back, and then he posed for that perfect picture.  He didn’t snarl at me.  Thanks young fella!
 
At 9:00 a.m., Ananda and I started a rehearsal with some of…
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The Standing Krishna For The Sleeping Us by Achyut Gopal Das

 
"Krishna's love for us is far greater than our love for Him."



Ever wondered why Lord Krishna's deity in most temples are in a standing position? Because, the Lord feels that if my devotee calls for…
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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 as improving the quality or quantity of our chanting or of our reading of Srila…

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Finding Shelter in Times of Suffering By Murari Gupta Dasa

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 died in an accident recently, and they are much traumatized.”

I agreed and went to meet the family in a corridor outside the temple…

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Krishna the Seed Giving Father of All Species

Krishna the Seed Giving Father of All Species 

Bhagavad Gita 14.4



sarva-yonisu kaunteya

murtayah sambhavanti yah

tasam brahma mahad yonir

aham bija-pradah pita…

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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 the spiritual realm. He is the supreme controller, the ultimate refuge, and the proprietor of everything. Yet, because of His love for His devotees, the all-powerful Lord accepts their loving offerings.

Krishna…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.02

TEXT 2
sri-bhagavan uvaca

kamyanam karmanam nyasam

sannyasam kavayo viduh

sarva-karma-phala-tyagam

prahus tyagam vicaksanah

SYNONYMS…
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Finish With a Green Ravine by Bhaktimarga Swami

For a morning and early afternoon stretch, I accompanied Keshava and Jai for fundraising. We seemed to go all over the town; off to businesses, a clinic, and a factory, with gifts of books, cookies and calendars. Those whom we visited are regular donors to our Ratha Yatra or Festival of Chariots, and this being our 47thannual, you should know we are going strong!  We are grateful to meet all these people who are of that generation which came to Canada bearing…
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How to conquer Krishna by Giriraj Dasa

Krishna consciousness is an adventure, most devotee will vouch that there is never a dull moment in our spiritual journey. There are ups and downs, many a times we wish to do more, feel inspired to push our boundaries, while sometime we become morose as we see our shortcomings and feel lack of progress despite a strong and sincere desire to do so.

Sometimes devotees feel constrained…

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Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan at New York Rathayatra

Activism

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii, took a break from politics to lead kirtan at the ISKCON Rathayatra festival in New York on June 8th.

Gabbard is currently campaigning for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020. She has recently been named by the Democratic National Committee as one of the…

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Met Maggie by Bhaktimarga Swami



 
It was a treat to meet Maggie.  Here’s how it…
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Fault Of Finding Fault by Achyut Gopal Das

"When faults in others misguide and delude you – have patience, introspect, find faults in yourself. Know that others cannot harm you unless you harm yourself." - Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur



One time when…
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Australia’s Gold Coast: A Goldmine of Hare Krishna Restaurants

Lifestyle
 
By Madhava Smullen



With its sparkling beaches, hot surf spots and theme parks, Australia’s Gold Coast is the country’s most popular tourist destination. But what you may not know is that it’s also a GoldMine of Hare Krishna restaurants. Australia, the prasadam center…

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The Best Must Go On by Bhaktimarga Swami



Rhythm is something that everyone needs in their life.  (Gershwin wrote the song, “I Got Rhythm.”)  Even if you don’t think you are musically inclined, you must admit that you have a heartbeat inside of you and that is rather consistent, otherwise you are dead.  Everywhere…
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