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February 2018 Blog Posts (217)


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“Which service is the best?” by Kadamba Kanana Swami

kaler doṣa–nidhe rājann

asti hy eko mahān guṇaḥ

kīrtanād eva kṛṣṇasya

mukta–saṅgaḥ paraṁ vrajet (Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.3.51)

Kali yuga is an ocean of faults but there is ONE good quality of this age which is the chanting of holy name and it is accompanied by the mercy of Lord Caitanya. The importance of holy name can never be overestimated. We may…

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Epic ISKCON 50 London Mellows Album In Production

By Madhava Smullen

ISKCON London’s own record label, Radha Krishna records, is currently in production on an ISKCON 50th Anniversary London Mellows kirtan album. 

The Radha Krishna Temple at ISKCON of Soho Street, London inaugurated London Mellows, an annual 24-hour kirtan weekend, in 2016 as an offering to Srila Prabhupada on ISKCON’s…

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Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra in Solo, Indonesia

By Hari Narayana Das

Thousands of residents thronged Slamet Riyadi street, since Sunday morning at around 06.30 in the morning, to watch Kirab Boyong Kedhaton in order to commemorate the 273th anniversary of Solo City, Central Java. Kirab started from Sriwedari Stadium, Jalan Slamet Riyadi to Vastenburg Fort at Jenderal Sudirman Street.

The…

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Historic day!

By Parasuram Das

Yesterday was a historic day in Prasad Distribution, it was the first day cooking at “Krishna’s Castle”, the new Prasad Distribution kitchen/ Temple in the City of London. The City of London is a one mile area, established by the Romans in 45AD. Only 9,000 people live here but over 300,000 people come here to work everyday. In other words this is a seriously…

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Lip service! by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila chapter 19 is a chapter dedicated to the biography of Rupa Goswami and how he receives instructions from Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. What it begins with and which is interesting, is ‘lip service’. The term ‘lip service’ is found there. It is said that 500 years ago, most devotees, upon hearing transcendental instruction, were rendering only…

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Relationship with Spiritual Master

This morning I was inspired by a post I happened upon on Prabhupada Connect. I expanded on the post with a few select verses from Srila Prabhupada’s books.

“So far as I am concerned, I have accepted you as my disciple and you have accepted me as your spiritual father. This relationship cannot be ended anymore. It is…

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Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama 2018 Day 5

“Arkadeva (the sun god), being merciful upon me, will appear in front of me with his red- dish complexion, wearing saffron coloured cloth, his whole body smeared with sandal- wood and tears flowing from his eyes while he chants the holy name of Gaurahari.”

Hare Krishna, After travelling though Ritudvipa and Jahnudvipa, today the international party has arrived in Modadrumadvipa. 

The morning kirtan is always full of enthusiasm;…

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A selfless desire By Kadamba Kanana Swami

Naturally, every devotee desires to see Krsna and the desire to see Krsna is not a fruitive one. You might say, “Well, the top most level of pure devotion was to be free from all selfish desire so isn’t it selfish when we are desiring to see Krsna. Isn’t it about our desire instead of the higher principle of satisfying Krsna’s desire?”
 

Yes, but still every devotee in his heart-of-hearts desires to be with Krsna, desires…
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Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama 2018 Day 4

Hare Krishna! Jay Nitai! 

Now we have reached half way through Navadvipa Mandala. We had the honor to see Samudragar which is the place Lord Krishna appeared during the battle between two great devotees Bhima and King Samudra sena. The Gurukul boys brought the pastime to life, by enacting a drama on it. The devotees were amused and pleased with them. 

Next devotees arrived in Champahati wherein a variety of pastimes took place. The Gopi Champakalata used to…

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Srimad Bhagavatam Class by Lokanath Swami at ISKCON Mayapur on 16 Feb 2017

Speaker: HH Lokanath Swami

SB: 11.5.32

Date: 16 Feb 2018

Mayapur Dhama

 

Verse

kṛṣṇa-vara tviākṛṣṇa

 sā
gopāgāstra-pāradam

yajñai
ḥ…

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CHAPTER VIII:  THE YOGA OF THE INDESTRUCTIBLE BRAHMA

CHAPTER VIII:  THE YOGA OF THE INDESTRUCTIBLE BRAHMA

Our lord Sri Krishna explains that the supreme permanent, eternal and everlasting being is Brahma, the individual jivatama is adhyatma, and the dutiful discharge of actions is Karma (action), all perishable beings are adhibhuta, the shining purusha (Brahman) is Adhidaiva, and the great lord residing in all beings as inner witness and conscience keeper  is adhiyajna which…

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CHAPTER VII:  THE YOGA OF JNANA AND VIJNANA

                                                   CHAPTER VII:  THE YOGA OF JNANA AND VIJNANA

In this chapter VII, our dearest Lord Sri Krishna wants Arjuna to listen with one pointed concentration, total devotion and exclusive love the pure science of knowledge of Parmaatma in his form and formless aspect after knowing which nothing on earth needs to be known.

Our Sri Krishna very clearly conveys it is very difficult to attain him for…

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Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama 2018 Day 3

"Gauuuuuraaaangaaa! Early this morning when it was still cold and foggy the parikrama reached Brahma Pushkara, followed by Dharmakshetra, Kurukshetra. 

These holy places like all holy places although appearing in various different regions in truth are expansions of their original realm Navadvipa Dha.ma. From here they expand themselves. After crossing Gauranga Setu breakfast prasadam which had a touch from South India was served sumptuously. Fully energised, the…
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Devotional service is key by Kadamba Kanana Swami

The mind fluctuates but we cannot do anything about that but everything is overcome by devotional service. Some people say that spiritual life is a struggle. No, that is not the problem. The problem is that we don’t do enough service. The gap between service gives rise to lust, anger and greed. How difficult it is to overcome envy!? So many difficulties and we struggle to overcome them. The solution is always to do more service and more…

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Krsna conscious theory by Kadamba Kanana Swami

I have a story of my spiritual master, Jayadvaita Swami. He comes up with good titles of seminars and he came up with the title: The hopes and horrors of household life. Even before the seminar, there was a storm of discussion and people were saying all kinds of things, “The hopes and horrors of household life – what does he know about it? He has never been married. Why…

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Happiness Is A Place

By Indradyumna Swami

As our taxi slowly made its way to the airport through the Delhi traffic, Sri Nama Vanamali Krsna Dasa turned to me. “Why are you going to Bhutan?” he asked. “Everyone there is Buddhist.”

“Well,” I said, “it’s a sannyasi’s duty to travel far and wide to introduce Krsna consciousness, especially in places where people…

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Europe – The TOVP World Tour 2018

By Sukanti Radha Dasi

The TOVP World Tour continues and is now being organized to visit nine European Countries in the Spring of 2018. Led by Lord Nityananda Prabhu’s divine lotus shoes (Padukas) and Lord Nrsimhadeva’s sacred helmet (Sitari) from the Mayapur Chandodaya Mandir, They will be accompanied by His Grace Jananivas prabhu (head pujari of Mayapur), His Grace Ambarisa…

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The miracle of Srila Prabhupada !

“Yes, from the very beginning I went to New York because I thought that Krishna Consciousness is the most important idea in the world, so let me go to that place, New York, which is the most important city in the world, and if I am able to do anything for Krishna and my Spiritual Master, even I am at the fag-end of my life, at least let me try for it there. So my dreams have all come true, and all of you nice boys and girls are getting the…

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Sadhu Sanga - Fulfilling Our Society’s Purpose

By Giriraj Swami

Sri Krishna informs us, “By service of the Absolute Truth, even for a few days, a devotee attains firm and fixed intelligence in Me. Consequently he goes on to become My associate in the transcendental world after giving up the present deplorable material worlds.” (SB 1.6.23)

This powerful verse calls to mind the Sadhu Sanga…

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Insights from lectures of Iskcon devotees

By Krishna-kripa das

This is an excerpt from the Diary of a Traveling Sadhaka, Vol. 14, No. 3 available here: https://goo.gl/tkcZmU

Julia…

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