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February 2018 Blog Posts (217)


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Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

By Ravindra-svarupa dasa

About five years ago, when we were having an altar installed in our new temple, the overseer from the marble company would regularly bring his seven-year-old son along to watch. The boy was very handsome, with jet-black hair and pale skin and long, dark eyelashes. He was well-behaved and always seemed in a good humor even…

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Your Ever Well-Wisher by Kadamba Kanana Swami

05 September 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Initiation Lecture

One year in Vrindavan during Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance day program, one of Srila Prabhupada’s earliest disciples, Gargamuni, was present. Now, Gargamuni is a type of personality what you would call an individual, he is not exactly a traditionalist. On that day, Gargamuni was dressed in blue jeans, a black t-shirt and a tiger skin vest. He was standing on the stage, ready to…

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Mood of shelter

In Bhakti yoga or Krishna consciousness, we practice our sadhana in a mood of shelter. When we chant the Hare Krishna mahamantra, we don't simply chant like the mayavadis or at least this is not how it should be done. Mayavadis chant in a ritualistic manner like in repeating names, thats all. Externally it may look the same but pure devotees are not repeating names, they are calling out names of Krishna in a mood of shelter, "Oh Lord, I am so…

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Bhaktivedanta Manor School On the Lookout for New Head Teacher

By Madhava Smullen

For the past thirty-five years, the Bhaktivedanta Manor School in England has given children a loving Krishna conscious education, earning its moniker “The Small School With a Big Heart.”

A year ago, the school moved into its own dedicated building. And now, with committed longtime head teacher Guru Charana Padma Dasi set…

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TOVP Chakra Installation Ceremony Announcement

By Sunanda Das

In a matter of days, on February 7th, ISKCON leaders and devotees worldwide will be converging at the holy place of Sridhama Mayapur for the historic occasion of the installation of the final two Chakras onto the domes of Sri Sri Radha Madhava, Pancha Tattva and Lord Nrsimhadeva a top the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. This pivotal event represents the…

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Inability to Stand Others’ Weaknesses Is Our Weakness

By Chaitanya Charan Das

When we are good at something, we can easily spot others’ weaknesses in that area. For example, if we are good at language, our attention automatically zooms to others’ grammatical shortcomings.

Still, when people have an ability deficiency – they are tone-deaf – we learn to live with it. But when they have a…

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Invitation to Navadvip Mandala Parikrama 2018

From 17 to 25th February, 2018 in Sri Mayapur Dham, India. This year is the celebration of the fact that it was 100 years ago that Srila Bhaktisiddanta Sarasvati Thakur started Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama. For more information and to register please visit:…

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“Can Lord Chaitanya wear a peacock feather?”

Jananivas: In 1973 we had just completed the lotus building in Mayapur. I went to Prabhupada’s room and asked him,

“Can Lord Chaitanya wear a peacock feather?”

He said, “Why not? He is Krishna.”

I told him some of the Gaudiya Math people were complaining that Lord Chaitanya shouldn’t wear a peacock feather.

Srila Prabhupada became very disappointed and he…

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Invest in your spiritual life by Kadamba Kanana Swami

If we do not have a connection with Srimad Bhagavatam, then spiritual life becomes dry! Chanting becomes difficult and then the four regulative principles become very narrow and gradually with time, we start craving for more space. Even though we have all the knowledge, even though we have been enlivened in Krsna consciousness and even though we have been so surrendered, at one point it will become too narrow! So the Bhagavatam is very important…

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Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama 2018

By Nitya Kishor Devi Dasi

ISKCON Mayapur welcomes all of you to the most auspicious of the events!

Śrī Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama 2018.

This year we are celebrating 100 years that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur started the Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama.

Nowadays,…

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Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura about inattentive chanting

By Bhaktivinoda Thakura 

Questions about INATTENTIVE CHANTING and answers by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura from his books:

Q. What is the main impediment blocking one from developing attachment for chanting?

A. If one gives up all the offenses in chanting, but remains inattentive, he can never develop attachment for chanting. (Sajjana Tosani 11/1)

Q. What are the…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.30

TEXT 30
lelihyase grasamanah samantal

lokan samagran vadanair jvaladbhih

tejobhir apurya jagat samagram

bhasas tavograh pratapanti visno

SYNONYMS…
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Bhagavad Gita Sloka Translation in Circuit format

BG_chapter_1_translation_map.pdf

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The Ultimate Sacrifice of Love

In the Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, it is described how Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu along with His associates in the Panca-tattva broke open the sealed storehouse of love of Godhead, and became so intoxicated by it, that they simply couldn’t keep it to themselves, and decided to freely distribute it. Sri Nitai opened the marketplace of the holy name, allowing anyone and everyone to purchase the holy names for the price of faith.

Sri…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.29

TEXT 29
yatha pradiptam jvalanam patanga

visanti nasaya samrddha-vegah

tathaiva nasaya visanti lokas

tavapi vaktrani samrddha-vegah

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Constant Change

Constant Change

Constant change has become the underlying theme of the age – update your fashion, contrast your scenery, evolve your goals and upgrade your gadgets. After all, variety is the mother of enjoyment. If someone maintains the same job for over ten years they may well be viewed as dull, unambitious and dysfunctional. Stability and steadiness just isn’t valued in the same way. Being…

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