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March 2018 Blog Posts (228)


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WSN February 2018 – World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare Krsna,

Please accept my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Things are looking really good in the world. Last year, we again increased the book distribution worldwide, and now for the first time we received book scores from Havana. You read that right: Havana, Cuba. Not only did the Havana devotees send their score but they were the…

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Leaders Like Salt By Ananta Gauranga Das

When Alexander the Great lead his men through the Gedrosian Desert, the loss of life was colossal. He sent phalanxes of his army in search of water. After many hours they came back with just enough to fill a helmet. The parched army handed over the precious liquid to their commander. He clasped the helmet in both hands and to the dismay of his troops, poured its…

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Steadiness By Sivarama Swami

Devotees often ask what the meaning of steadiness is: some consider that chanting sixteen rounds a day and following the four regulative principles means that one is steady, while others say it is steadiness in one’s service; yet others give different variations of what they consider steadiness to mean. But these things mentioned—regularly chanting and regularity in…

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A Humility with Intelligence - Story of Hanumanji

Surasa, the mother of all serpents, she appeared from under the waters, she appeared in a massive Rakshasi like form. Hanuman saw her. They looked at each other and Surasa in a very thunderous voice, She was very powerful. She roared, “Today the gods have bestowed nice food for me. O monkey I am very fond of eating your flesh and drinking your blood. Today you will be my lunch.”

Hanuman said, “Lord Ramacandra is my master. I must deliver his message to Sitadevi, His…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.51

TEXT 51
arjuna uvaca

drstvedam manusam rupam

tava saumyam janardana

idanim asmi samvrttah

sa-cetah prakrtim gatah

SYNONYMS…
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Kamada Ekadasi

Vaishnav Event 



Kamada Ekadasi - 27th March…

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ISKCON Dallas Partners with Arts District for ‘Festival of Joy’

By Madhava Smullen

So far, ISKCON Dallas’ Rath Yatra has been a small scale internal affair, with Lord Jagannath’s chariot pulled through the local neighborhood.

But this year, Kalachandji’s restaurant and TKG Academy are partnering with the Crow Collection of Asian Art to create a cultural event for the entire Dallas area, called ‘Festival…

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Water Appreciation & Management

By Akhandadhi Das

Still today, thousands of homes throughout Britain are without water – thanks to an unprecedented number of burst water mains. Dwr Cymru, the water company here in Wales, say they’re repairing 200 leaks a day, but the misery for some will continue for a few more days.

And, it is a misery when the water runs dry in the taps.…

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A lifelong commitment by Kadamba Kanana Swami

At initiation, one makes a lifelong commitment. But so many things happen over time and there are not always going to be great days, there will be moments of difficulty. I have experienced after some operations that it was difficult to chant. Once I was in a hospital, just coming out of intensive care and recovering, and one devotee brought me my beads, but I lost them in the ocean of the bed. They just disappeared and I had no idea what…

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Fate Attraction Part 5: Coming to Krishna

By Karnamrita Das

[I am continuing the reposting of this 5 part series as a way to commemorate this month which marks my 45th year of coming to Krishna. This is the final installment (previously posted 2-16-14)--until I make it into a whole book.] Chris had come back from Muir Woods to Berkeley a few times to restock his food supplies and then return, but this time he felt he would stay in town for a while. He…

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Documentary “Nectar of realizations”

By Liubomir Turcanu

This documentary presents views of Hare Krishna spiritual leaders on the topic of realizations in spiritual practice. Interviews are made in the background of Festival in the Ukraine “Bhakti-Sangama 2017” with more than 10.000 participants from all over the world. Complete morning program is shown: mangala-aratik, Tulasi puja, mantra meditation,…

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Veda Foundation’s new temple and sanctuary in Deland, Florida

By Bhakti Charu Swami…







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The first ever lecture of Srila Prabhupada in the west about Lord Rama

Ramachandra’s Appearance Day Lecture, December 27, 1966 New York

By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

tvam sila-rupa-caritaih parama-prakrstaih

sattvena sattvikataya prabalais ca sastraih

prakhyata-daiva-paramartha-vidam mattais ca

naivasura-prakrtayah prabhavanti boddhum

Naiva… Na,…

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Srila Prabhupada's Victory Flag

In 1968, Gordon John Erdman was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in Montreal, Canada, and given the name Jayapataka dasa. The name Jayapataka is translated as “victory flag,” and has proved to be truly befitting of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, who has ceaselessly championed the cause of Srila Prabhupada and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu undeterred by any kind of…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.50

TEXT 50
sanjaya uvaca

ity arjunam vasudevas tathoktva

svakam rupam darsayam asa bhuyah

asvasayam asa ca bhitam enam

bhutva punah saumya-vapur mahatma…

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Relationship Between Lord Krsna And Lord Rama and 25 Jewels of Ramayana

Relationship Between Lord Krsna And Lord Rama and  25 Jewels of Ramayana

Shri Ram is Maryada Purushottam, Krishna is Lila Purushottam.

Lord Rama was born in afternoon whereas Lord Krsna was born in mid night.

Lord Krsna was born in Astami and Lord Ram was born in Navami

Lord Rama appeared in Treta Yug and Lord Krsna appeared in dwapara Yoga

Lord Rama is incarnations of Lord Krsna, whereas Lord Krsna is Lord himself.

Shri Ramachandra was the son of…

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Shobha Yatra 2018 At ISKCON Vrindavan

On the auspicious occasion of Sri Ram Navami and the 43rd anniversary of the opening of Krishna Balaram Mandir, a grand Shobha Yatra was organized yesterday at ISKCON Vrindavan temple.

Hundreds of enthusiastic devotees participated in the yatra following the four beautifully decorated palanquins holding the murtis of Srila Prabhupada, Gaura Nitai, Krishna Balarama and Radha Shyamasundar and Lalita Visakha. The parade was accompanied by an…

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The Beautiful Altar in Sri Sri Radha Radhanatha temple in Durban, South Africa

By Bhakti Chaitanya Swami

The altar in Sri Sri Radha Radhanatha temple in Durban, South Africa this morning. In Srimad Bhagavatam Sukadeva Goswami gives us the following blessings: “Having cut off the nose and ears of Surpanakha, thus disfiguring her, the Lord was separated from mother Sita. He therefore became angry, moving His eyebrows and thus frightening the ocean, who…

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Sri Rama-navami, the Appearance Day of Lord Ramachandra

By Giriraj Swami

For Sri Rama-navami, we shall read from Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto Two, Chapter Seven: “Scheduled Incarnations.”

TEXT 23

asmat-prasada-sumukhah…

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