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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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“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;…Continue
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Yes, but still every devotee in his heart-of-hearts desires to be with Krsna, desires…
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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…Continue
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Speaker: HH Lokanath Swami
Date: 16 Feb 2018
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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"Gauuuuuraaaangaaa! Early this morning when it was still cold and foggy the parikrama reached Brahma Pushkara, followed by Dharmakshetra, Kurukshetra.
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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“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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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
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