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Ujjain update 28th February, 2010

Ujjain update 28th February, 2010


Today is Gaur Purnima and we had a wonderful darshan of the deities in Their
new attire which was followed by blissful kirtan joined by many guests and
about a hundred students from Indore,Bhopal and Guma.…


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Added by Mukunda das on February 28, 2010 at 1:57pm — No Comments

The 4 Step Japa Mala Technique

The 4 step japa mala technique







Step 1--Make a sankalpa to hear ONE mantra.



A sankalpa is a resolution or determination to do something. So the 1st step is to tell the mind to resolve to just hear one hare krishna maha mantra.



The idea is that it is a doable request. If we tell the mind to hear 16 rounds of mantra, or even 1 round....the mind is to powerful to heed such a big request. But if we tell the mind… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on February 28, 2010 at 11:35am — 14 Comments

HH Bhakti Vikas Swami - Gaura-lila

Date: February 27th, 2010

Verse: Gaura-lila

Speaker: HH Bhakti Vikas Swami

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Okay someone go around and wipe away all the tears! Gauranga bolite habe

pulaka-sarira

hari hari bolite nayane ba'be nira. We should all be crying according to

Narottama dasa.

One of the first of the very profound statements I have ever heard after

being allowed in the doors of this movement was from Gurudas. Not you.… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on February 28, 2010 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

HH Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami - Disappearance Sri Madhavendra Puri

Date: February 26th, 2010

Verse: Disappearance of Sri Madhavendra Puri [Cc Antya 8.28-36]

Speaker: HH Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami

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HH Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami: Today marks the anniversary of the

Disappearance Day of Srila Madhavendra Puri. I will read the translation

to the song that we just sung, Saparsada-bhagavad-viraha-janita-vilapa -

Lamentation Due to… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on February 28, 2010 at 8:29am — No Comments

The 16 Names of Shri Radha

The 16 Names of Shri Radha

by Lord Narayana in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Shri Krishna Janm Khanda 17.220-240:











Radha - She who is the bestower of ultimate divine bliss.

Rasesvari - She Who is the Goddess of the rasa dance.

Rasa-Vasini - She Who always lives with the rasa dance.

Rasikesvari - She Who is the Goddess of those who relish divine mellows.

Krsna-Pranadhika - She Who is dearer to Krishna… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on February 27, 2010 at 11:26am — 7 Comments

How to overcome Anarthas ???

Once a college student confided to Srila Sarawati Thakur, " We are doing wrong. We know it is not good, yet we commit sin again and again, then repent again and again. Why do we fluctuate like this ?"


Srila Saraswati Thakur said," It is hrdya-daurbalyam (Weakness of heart). Your conscience and discrimination are not strong, thus you commit sins. But if you associate with a Krsna Conscious sadhu, his influence will be injected into you. At that the heart will be…
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Added by vibhava krsna das on February 26, 2010 at 8:08pm — No Comments

The Scholar and the Boatman

The Scholar and the Boatman

Though a mass of gray was moving in across the northwest sky, the sun was still shining. As he ambled down the shrubby slope to the beachfront below, the man felt a chilly breeze coming through the trees. He turned up his collar and made his way more quickly to the little boat dock, with its…

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Added by meenakshi chawla on February 26, 2010 at 4:16pm — 2 Comments

Surrender to God

Radhe Radhe,



Surrender to God







Surrender means to yield ownership, to relinquish control over what we consider ours: our property, our time, our "rights." When we surrender to God, we are simply acknowledging that what we "own" actually belongs to Him. He is the giver of all good things. We are responsible to care for what God has given us, as stewards of His property, but by surrendering to God, we admit that He is… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on February 26, 2010 at 12:17pm — 6 Comments

*New Book Releases.*

*New Book Releases.*





Hot off the printing press and appearing in Sri Mayapur Dham this

festival time are two new books.





Srila Candramauli Swami Maharaja has written a very inspiring book

called Holy Jail.



This book is about the Iskcon Prison Ministry and the effective results

it is having on prisoners around America and…
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Added by ISKCON desire tree on February 26, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments

Why We Should Read the Bhagavad Gita



Why We Should Read the Bhagavad Gita



This is a beautiful story - it might inspire you!



An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson.



Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavad Gita. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way…

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Added by Shyama Chandr Das - Sandeep Kuma on February 26, 2010 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Latest lecture of HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami from Mayapur

Date: February 25th, 2010

Verse: Caitanya-caritamrta Adi-lila [Cc Adi 3.49]

Speaker: HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami

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So very soon after a few days we are going to celebrate the appearance day

of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Therefore from today onwards we will discuss

different topics on Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to…
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Added by ISKCON desire tree on February 26, 2010 at 8:40am — No Comments

GauraPurnima 2010 Kansas City, MO

GauraPurnima 2010











Rupanuga Vedic College

5201 The Paseo,

Kansas City, MO, 64110

(816) 924-5619

Email: info@rvc.edu

http://www.rvc.edu/







Prayers in Worship of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda



These are verses in praise of Lord Sri Caitanya (Nimai), the most recent incarnation of the Supreme, Lord Krishna, who appeared 500 years ago. Then… Continue

Added by Rocanadeva Dasa on February 25, 2010 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Madhurashtakam - Shri Vallabhacarya Viracitam

adharam madhuram vadanam madhuram

nayanam madhuram hasitam madhuram

h.rdayam madhuram gamanam…

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Added by Bhagavati devi dasi on February 25, 2010 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Jaya Radha-Madhava

Jaya Radha-Madhava

(written by Shrila Bhaktinoda Thakura)









jaya radha-madhava kunja-bihari

gopi-jana-vallabha giri-vara-dhari

yashoda-nandana braja-jana-ranjana

jamuna-tira-vana-chari



Translation



Krishna is the lover of Radha. He displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrindavana, He is the lover of the cowherd… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on February 25, 2010 at 2:43pm — 7 Comments


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Ujjain Temple Feeds 28,000 School Children Daily

Ujjain Temple Feeds 28,000 School Children Daily

Bhakti Caru Swami inspects the dahl used to prepare meals for Ujjain's school kids.

Ujjain, Madyapradesh-In this central Indian city, best known as the place where Lord Krishna studied at the school of his guru, Sandipani Muni, during His childhood…

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Added by kartik on February 25, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments


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Guru Seminar in ujjain Promotes Cooperation, Keeping Prabhupada in Center

Guru Seminar in ujjain Promotes Cooperation, Keeping Prabhupada in Center

Historically, a guru tends to be an autocrat, but Srila Prabhupada's vision of thousands of gurus working cooperatively within a single institution is unique and bold.

On October 2-5, 2009, in the pleasant and historical holy city of Ujjain,…

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Added by kartik on February 25, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments


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Swedish Scholar Recognizes srila Bhaktisiddhanta saraswati prabhupad's Unique Contributions

Swedish Scholar Recognizes Bhaktisiddhanta's Unique Contributions

Image: Eurasia Review
"One of the most interesting results of my research is that Sarasvati represents a countercurrent to more well-known Hindu non-dualists such as Mahatma Gandhi and Swami…
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Added by kartik on February 25, 2010 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Latest Lecture of HG Urmila Mataji at Mayapur

Date: February 24th, 2010

Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.33.3

Speaker: HG Urmila Mataji

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sa eva visvasya bhavan vidhatte

guna-pravahena vibhakta-viryah

sargady aniho 'vitathabhisandhir

atmesvaro 'tarkya-sahasra-saktih



TRANSLATION: My dear Lord, although personally You have nothing to do, You

have…
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Added by ISKCON desire tree on February 25, 2010 at 8:28am — No Comments

Latest Lecture of HH Danavir Swami at Mayapur

Date: February 23rd, 2010

Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.33.1&2

Speaker: HH Danavir Swami

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maitreya uvaca

evam nisamya kapilasya vaco janitri

sa kardamasya dayita kila devahutih

visrasta-moha-patala tam abhipranamya

tustava tattva-visayankita-siddhi-bhumim



TRANSLATION: Sri Maitreya said: Thus…
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Added by ISKCON desire tree on February 25, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments

Latest Lecture of HG Anuttama Prabhu at Mayapur

Date: February 20th, 2010

Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.32.39,40

Speaker: HG Anuttama Prabhu

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naitat khalayopadisen

navinitaya karhicit

na stabdhaya na bhinnaya

naiva dharma-dhvajaya ca



TRANSLATION: Lord Kapila continued: This instruction is not meant for the

envious, for the agnostics or for persons who…
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Added by ISKCON desire tree on February 25, 2010 at 8:08am — No Comments

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