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March 2016 Blog Posts (392)


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Superbird

By Ravindra Svarupa dasa

In Sanskrit the word haṁsa is the name for both a bird and an advanced yogī. The bird has such estimable qualities that its very name became applied to the spiritual practitioner.

In English, Prabhupāda followed a well-established convention and rendered haṁsa as “swan.” The advancedyogī or devotee is accordingly…

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The family of vaisnavas by Kadamba Kanana Swami

The family of vaisnavas is somehow or other our support. Prabhupada made this movement a very personal one. In the beginning, we overlook how important relationships are because we are not used to it. In the material world, when a relationship does not work, you just cut it off and try another one… then another one and another one.

Now I’m not talking just about…

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KC means to be always satisfied and happy

I think something we can all appreciate and every devotee deeply imbibe within their heart these words. Hare Krishna!!
''My dear Tejiyas,
Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 10, 1972, and I am very much disturbed to hear from you that you have become disturbed in your mind. Do not be disturbed. There…
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The Krishna Balaram Mandir Boat Festival, Biggest and Best Ever

By Uddhava Bandhu Das

The yearly boat festival in Vrindavan, part of the Gaura Purnima celebrations, is most popular amongst the devotees. The sunken courtyard of Krishna Balaram Mandir is flooded and becomes a beautiful kund where small Radha Shyamasundara are taken on gentle ride on Their swan boat. They glide to every corner of the lake to the sounds of…

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Natural Disasters: Where is God in All of This?

By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp)

As we look around the world, or watch and read the news, practically everywhere is affected by some kind of natural disaster. Floods are displacing millions of people, forest fires are destroying thousands of acres and burning out of control, earthquakes continue to force people to live in fear, and tornadoes and…

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Early Years teaching opportunity at Sri Mayapur International School from August 2016

Gunacuda Dasi: Sri Mayapur International School has a service opportunity for an Early Years teacher beginning in August 2016.

We require a trained teacher for our class of 4 and 5 year old students. The successful candidate should have previous experience teaching young children. Knowledge of teaching reading and writing ,using…

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ISKCON Communications Conference 2016.

ISKCON Communications Conference 2016. 

On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON we have a very interesting and rich Conference with many known speakers:

- Srila Prabhupada The Greatest Communicator by Anuttama prabhu

- How to discuss and resolve controversial and sensitive issues in ISKCON…

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The history of the International Society of Cow Protection

How Did ISCOWP Start?

By Balabhadra dasa

In 1981, our family (myself, Chayadevi, son Baladeva and daughter Lakshmi) moved to the farm community called Gita Nagari in the state of Pennsylvania, USA.



Balabhadra, Baladeva and… Continue

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 3.34

TEXT 34
indriyasyendriyasyarthe

raga-dvesau vyavasthitau

tayor na vasam agacchet

tau hy asya paripanthinau

SYNONYMS
indriyasya—of the…
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The Bhaktivedanta Players in Mayapur

By Radha Mohan das

As part of ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, Bhaktivedanta Manor’s main drama group The Bhaktivedanta Players were invited to perform in ISKCON Mayapur for its huge international Gaura Purnima festival.

As part of the evening stage program, they performed different dramas over five consecutive nights. This included the premier of…

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Los Angeles temple wins 3 awards!

Los Angeles temple wins 3 awards!

Los Angeles temple (New Dwarka) recently received 3 major awards in India during the 2016 Mayapur Gaur Purnima Festival. 

#1 book distribution award for best temple in North America 2015. #1 book distributor Award to Bhakta Jay Khush. 

#1 Senior Disciple book…

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50 kms walk in the footsteps of Lord Caitanya for the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON

by Vikrama Govinda Dasa

To get the special mercy of Lord Caitanya ISKCON Kanya Kumari is organising a padayatra covering the 5 places He visited during His…

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Pause for Thought

One of my favourite quotes is from the business mentor Stephen Covey, who said that the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. In other words, don’t lose your focus. To achieve that of course, I need to have a clear aim in life on which to focus. For many years I grappled with that, not being altogether clear what I was trying to achieve beyond survival…

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Drishti Youth Festival At Pune

 

Resized-MJ9HB “Drishti – Bharat Leads The World” | Mega Youth Festival | 20th March 2016 | ISKCON Pune

On the auspicious occasion of ISKCON’s Golden Jubilee, to fulfill the desire of Srila Prabhupada and GBC, we made our humble and best attempts. With little or no idea to start with, the planning and execution of the event was majorly done in past 3…

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Humility by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Humility is our main topic of the day. I was thinking that humility also includes other qualities. For example, humility includes forgiveness because if you cannot forgive then there is no question of being humble. Forgiveness comes because we do not consider ourselves so important. When we are very important, then we cannot forgive, “How could you do this to me! YOU…

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The Culture of Krishna Consciousness

In the course of his Skype call to devotees in Mumbai, during their Mitrotsava, Giriraj Swami read some verses from Srimad-Bhagavatam (7.15.25-27):

TEXT 25

rajas tamas ca sattvena

sattvam copasamena ca

etat sarvam gurau bhaktya

puruso hy anjasa jayet

Translation: One must conquer the modes of passion and ignorance by developing the…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 3.33

TEXT 33
sadrsam cestate svasyah

prakrter jnanavan api

prakrtim yanti bhutani

nigrahah kim karisyati

SYNONYMS…
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"Yes, you would be our leader" Excerpt from a Lecture by HH Lokanath Swami Maharaj

So we were happy that Srila Prabhupada was going to travel all over India with the buses. So we'll get to travel with him also. So could I travel? Different devotees were proposing. Giriraj from Mumbai was proposing, "Oh I will make life members where ever we go, there are rich people some businessmen, industrialists. I could make some life members, could I go Srila Prabhupada?" Srila Prabhupada would respond by, "Hmm" only. And Bhakti Svarupa Damodara Maharaj, everywhere there are some…

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"Modern Civilization Is A Total Failure" Excerpt from the lecture by HH Lokanath Swami Maharaj

Srila Prabhupada stayed downtown and held public lectures series in Mumbai. This was the last public lectures series. Seven days in the evening was Krishna festivals. He spoke very strongly. Physically he was so unwell and we had to lift him and put him on the vyasasana, but once he had a microphone, he was roaring like a lion. His topic was “The modern civilization is a…

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“Kind of similar to the gopi bhava”

We used to go all the time to pick up Srila Prabhupada or dropped him at the airport. Once Prabhupada was in the plane, we would go to the top of the terminal building and we would always keep saying, 'That aircraft Srila Parbhupada is sitting,now its going to the runway, now it is taking off, now its taken off.' And we would keep…

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