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February 2011 Blog Posts (224)

Should we listen only Vishanav Song by Iskcon?

 

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada

Dandvata Pranam Prabhu JI and Mata Ji

 

                                  I have a little doubt regarding to Devotional Song for your Spiritual Progress. Should we listen only Iskcon Vaishnav Song or can we listen also other krishna Bhakti song by other singer like. Pt. Jasraj. Bhimsen Joshi , Vinod Agrawal , Mridual Krishna Shashtri  Ji ,  and many more there are..

 

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Added by Raghupati Raghav Das on February 28, 2011 at 5:36pm — No Comments


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How to Justify Caste System?



Answers According to the Vedic Version:

Question: How to Justify Caste…

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Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on February 28, 2011 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments


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Srila Prabhupada Uvaca

 

Prabhupada said he would go to as many speaking engagements as Aniruddha could obtain. Aniruddha got engagements, but there were many difficulties. On two occasions, Prabhupada, Subala, and Aniruddha were on their way to an engagement at a college when their car broke down. Another time, a policeman arrested Subala for not having a driver's license, and Prabhupada, accompanied by his servant, had to walk back to his apartment. At an…

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Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on February 28, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments


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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 9 Text 38

Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 9 Text 38

sri-suka uvaca

sampradisyaivam ajano

jananam paramesthinam

pasyatas tasya tad rupam

atmano nyarunad dharih





sri-sukah uvaca -- Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said; sampradisya -- fully instructing Brahmaji; evam -- thus; ajanah -- the Supreme Lord; jananam -- of the living entities; paramesthinam -- unto the supreme leader, Brahma; pasyatah -- while he was seeing; tasya -- His; tat rupam -- that transcendental…
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Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on February 28, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments


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Remembering Srila Prabhupada - He becomes Ravana

He becomes Ravana



Today Srila Prabhupada reinstated Aksayananda as temple president. Hansaduta Maharaja will be his secretary.



Over the last two weeks there have been several complaints about Hansaduta's style of management. Devotees have approached Aksayananda and Gopala Krsna, and they in turn approached Prabhupada this morning. As a result Prabhupada has decided…
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Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on February 28, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments


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Remembering Srila Prabhupada - Surrender to Krishna is individual

Surrender to Krishna is individual



In class this morning, Prabhupada emphasized that no one can become Krsna conscious except by their own choice. "It is all individual; I have to surrender to Krsna individually. Just like when you go to the sky on airplane, it is all individual. If one airplane is in danger, other airplane cannot save him. That is not possible. Similarly,… Continue

Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on February 28, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments


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Remembering Srila Prabhupada - Being active in spiritual life

Being active in spiritual life



Each morning when Srila Prabhupada greets the Deities, he takes particular note of the flowers offered for Their Lordships garlands. He has complained several times about the poor quality of the flowers, and even worse, on occasion, some garlands are missing when the curtains open. Management is a constant headache for Srila Prabhupada, but in… Continue

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Christchurch Earthquake - Temple Destroyed

Dear devotees and well-wishers,



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



Tuesday’s devastating here in Christchurch has unfortunately destroyed the temple along with our deities Sri Sri Nitai-Gauracandra. The devotees are all safe although some have had significant damage to their houses.



The local devotees…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on February 28, 2011 at 11:25am — 1 Comment


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HH Prabhavisnu Swami

 

Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir!

Date: February 24th, 2011

Topic: Dhruva Maharaj Goes Back To Godhead

Verse: SB 4.12.18

Speaker: HH Prabhavisnu Swami



bhaktim harau bhagavati pravahann ajasram

ananda-baspa-kalaya muhur ardyamanah

viklidyamana-hrdayah pulakacitango

natmanam asmarad asav iti…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on February 28, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments


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HG Anuttama Prabhu

 

Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir!

Date: February 20th, 2011

Topic: Dhruva Maharaj Goes Back To Godhead

Verse: SB 4.12.15

Speaker: HG Anuttama Prabhu

manyamana idam visvam

maya-racitam atmani

avidya-racita-svapna-

gandharva-nagaropamam



TRANSLATION: Srila Dhruva Maharaja realized that this cosmic…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on February 28, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

UMBRELLA APPROACH

SPIRITUAL REALIZATION    :    UMBRELLA APPROACH

 

It has been my personal experience, observation and also experience and observation of many in ISKCON that

 

1)   followers of one Guru Maharaj does NOT encourage / like / wish talking / praising / glorifying of…

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Added by KOLLURU VENKATA SUBRAHMANYAM on February 28, 2011 at 9:10am — 2 Comments

F A M I L Y

A family that prays together-stays together, a family that dances together-advances together, a family that sings together-clings together - Nectar Drops

Added by KOLLURU VENKATA SUBRAHMANYAM on February 28, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments


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A guest should be treated with proper respect and honour

A guest should be treated with proper respect and honour

 

Date: June 16, 2007

Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 8.16.7

Speaker: HH Bhakti Charu Swami

Location: ISKCON New Vrindaban [www.newvrindaban.com]

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[note: transcription is not…

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Added by kartik on February 28, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

S H A V I N G

Krishna Consciousness means NOT only SHAVING Beard, Mustache and hair on Head and be neat and clean by physical ambiance but also to SHAVE the internal & hidden hairs, beards & mustaches of Lust, Anger, Ego, Envy, Pride, Arrogance, Ignorance & illusion.

 

Therefore, in Krishna Consciousness, both Internal…

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Added by KOLLURU VENKATA SUBRAHMANYAM on February 27, 2011 at 10:36pm — 1 Comment

The wonderful life sketch of Srila Gaur Govinda Swami- A must read.



A Brief Life Sketch Of Srila Gour Govinda Swami

His Divine Grace Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja made his appearance as Braja-bandhu Manik in a vaishnava family on 2nd September 1929. He appeared in the village of Jagannathapura, not far from Jagannatha Puri Dhama, in Orissa, India, but as his mother was descended…

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Spiritual career councilling

                               Career Councelling     

                                                                                             (by  HG Nitaichand pr)

                                                                                        Career options after school/college

 

 

 

 

 

Balance

 



Spiritual…

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S E P E R A T I O N

The tears of separation between two Vaishnavas, when they are based on knowledge and truth, are one of the most elevated and of the most purifying of all spiritual experiences - Nectar Drops

Added by KOLLURU VENKATA SUBRAHMANYAM on February 27, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments

Bin hari bhajan dukhad hai jeevan... bin hari sumiran dolat hai man...   hari sumiran bhav paar lagaave.. hari sumiran hari se milvaave.. hari sumiran se paavan tan man.. bin hari bhajan dukhad hai j…

Bin hari bhajan dukhad hai jeevan...

bin hari sumiran dolat hai man...

 

hari sumiran bhav paar lagaave..

hari sumiran hari se…

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Added by kamal nayan gulati on February 26, 2011 at 6:05pm — 1 Comment


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Seven Stages of Purification

“Let there be all victory for the chanting of the Holy Name of Lord Hari, Lord Krishna, which can cleanse the mirror

of the heart and stop the miseries of the blazing fire of material existence. That chanting is the waxing moon

which spreads the white lotus of good fortune for all living entities. It is the life and soul of all education. The

chanting of the Holy Name of Krishna…

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Added by Gourab Saha on February 26, 2011 at 1:49pm — 4 Comments

BEGGING...

We should NOT think that a beggar is begging and I am giving. We should think that I am begging for service and a person(appearing as begger) is giving me an opportunity to serve - Nectar Drops

Added by KOLLURU VENKATA SUBRAHMANYAM on February 26, 2011 at 11:51am — 2 Comments

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