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After the most wonderful kirtan mela, the Gauranga bhaktas became ecstatic and ready to experience the most sacred outdoors! Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama is taking place right now. In all the nine islands mrdanga and kartals are vibrating within the hearts of vaishnavas from more than 50 different countries!
Today in the morning devotees from…
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Krishna-kripa das: I have Harinama videos from different parts of the world.
I have a nice quote by Srila Prabhupada about the importance of the association of spiritually minded people. I share an excerpt from Satsvarupa dasa Goswami’s Begging for the Nectar of the Holy Name. I share notes on lectures by Mother Madhumati, Caitanya…
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Hare Krishna. When Srila Prabhupada went to the West, Krishna actually created the perfect arrangement for Srila Prabhupada. The United States of America, at that time, was in a perfect situation to receive Srila Prabhupada. If we look at the history of America, then we can see that soon after the second world war, America reached the height of it’s material prosperity.…Continue
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Today is the disappearance anniversary of Sripada Tamal Krishna Goswami Maharaja, my sannyasa-guru and spiritual older brother. From him I learned almost everything I know about serving Srila Prabhupada. On this occasion I
rededicate myself to him and pray to engage in his service eternally, in friendship and love.
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Some people think that this world is a gift from Krsna to us, “Krsna was so kind that he made this material world for us so that we can have a good time!” That thought is going on and in the middle of it, some disaster happens and then suddenly it is not such a nice world anymore, “How is this possible? How can this happen?”
A more sober person who is not so…Continue
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Morning Walk, Mayapur, February 6, 1976
Tamala Krsna : What is the way to draw the line between the following three things: blasphemy, fault-finding, and calling a spade a spade?
Prabhupada: A spade a spade… Just like I am saying that “What you are? You are small fig only.” That is reality. And what is the other?
Tamala Krsna : The other is…Continue
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Today is Srila Jagannatha dasa Babaji Maharaja’s disappearance day. He comes in the Gaudiya Vaishnava disciplic succession after Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura and Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana. He was a renounced ascetic, fully engaged in chanting the holy names of Krishna and meditating on His pastimes. For some time, he made his residence at Surya-kunda in…Continue
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This is indeed an excellent question. You see, by doing some research online you will find out that, Forex trading is most certainly considered to be one of the most successful careers a person could have. At the same time, however you will see that, there are so many Forex traders out there but, most of them will insist that they learned how to do this on their own. They did not have any training and they did not take any classes.
You cannot learn Forex…Continue
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Being in charge of the mode of ignorance, Lord Shiva is also the master of false ego in all living entities and as such, it is Lord Shiva by whose mercy one can finally get relieved from the clutches of false ego and achieve permanent shelter at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
I was alarmed to read a text wherein the author described, in his own way, the significance of Lord Shiva’s different attributes like the snake around his…
In this segment of the class given recently in Vrindavana, Romapada Swami expands about the need to study Srila Prabhupada’s books systematically as the main factor for a successful continuation of Iskcon. Listen to the end.
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Caitanya Caritamrta gives the three categories of pious activities. There is karma unmukhi sukriti, moksha unmukhi sukriti and bhakti unmukhi sukriti. Sukriti means spiritual benefit. Karma unmukhi sukriti gives benefit on the realm of karma which gives you good material results. So if you do pious activities – let’s say you make a shelter for people or you give to the…Continue
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This weekend’s London Saturday night harinama sankirtan coincided with the 74th anniversary of George Harrison’s appearance day (birthday).
The weather was wet so there were fewer people out and about, but still many members of the public did stop to watch or join in.
Actually, one of the things that had endeared the devotees to the
Beatles was that they…
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Feb 28: HG Bhrgupati Das on SB 7.10.22
Mar 01: HH Bhakti Madhurya Govinda Goswami on SB 7.10.23
Mar 02: HG Anuttama Das on SB 7.10.24
Mar 03: HH Bhakti Rasayana Sagara Swami on SB 7.10.25-29
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Avatar Art hopes to attract people to Krishna consciousness through its windows to the spiritual world
In the past, ISKCON devotees have been treated to stunning coffee table art books like the Krishna Art Book and the Ramayana Art Book.
Now, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) has released an art book…
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Through saintly persons we ourselves get courage and determination. Alone we don’t get it. Therefore in spiritual life, when alone one doesn’t go very far. One must follow in the footsteps of the Mahajans, the great souls…
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“I may inform you that all our children born of the Krishna conscious parents, they are welcome and I want hundreds of children like that. Because in future we expect to change the face of the whole world, because child is the father of man.”
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, August 21, 1968)
“So take care of these children. If you can make one child Krishna…
Srila Rupa Goswami, one of our great spiritual masters from before (500 years ago), he listed out 64 devotional activities and of those 64 he said the last 5 are particularly important. The last 5 say:
sadhu-sanga, nama-kirtana, bhagavata-sravana
mathura-vasa, sri-murtira sraddhaya sevana
(CC Madhya 22.128)
Association of devotees; the chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord; to hear Srimad Bhagavatam, scripture; to live in Mathura or some similar holy place; to serve…Continue
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Kurma das: Bhakti V. Madhava Swami wrote me yesterday, concerned that kalonji seeds, also known as onion seeds, were inappropriate for those, like himself, who do not partake of onions and garlic. He is not alone in his confusion in terminology.
Kalonji seeds (Nigella sativa) (pictured below) are not seeds…
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Transcribed by Madhavi devi dasi
Discourse at NY Sanctuary on: What’s the higher consciousness? How to awaken that Consciousness?
By Radhanath Swami
Life is a journey. A quest of fulfillment, for seeking pleasure. Some people find that pleasure in wealth, in glory, or other material comforts of life. But for ages, people have taken an inner journey…Continue
Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.27 class by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada at Iskcon Philadelphia, July 12, 1975
sa evam vartamano ‘jno
matim cakara tanaye
So vartamana, everyone is situated under certain condition. This is material life. I am situated under certain…Continue
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