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March 2019 Blog Posts (229)


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You Bet Your Life By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead 



For anyone interested in spiritual progress,

gambling is more than just a harmless amusement.

High’s convenience store is bustling with last-minute shoppers picking up odds and ends for a holiday dinner. Having run out of milk, I find myself in the crowded store, standing…

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Path of Surrender

By Bhakti Bhringa Govinda Swami

Srila Prabhupada says that Narada is a great personality and he was so pleased by the devotional attitude of Dhruva, that he could have just given him everything. He could have given Dhruva exactly what he wanted. Why didn’t he do it? [a devotee replies that it was because he wanted Dhruva to surrender to Krishna]. Yes, essentially…

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The Bhisma Way or The Jataya Way



By Achyut Gopal Das
 
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts." - Edward R. Murrow…
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Bhakti Center Launches New Kirtan School by Madhava Smullen

The Bhakti Center in Manahattan has launched a Kirtan School, offering comprehensive step-by-step training in the devotional art.

The Center has always offered sporadic kirtan programs. But recently two things happened that set the course for a more “proactive, intentional and strategic approach,” according to Kirtan School…

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Back In Regulated Fashion

By Bhaktimarga Swami

Bloor Street, west of University Avenue, is what it always has been for decades, and coming back, after a month's stay in India, let's me see that it has persisted.  For all but the iconic Honest Ed's economy…
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Long Trip by Bhaktimarga Swami



I'm all for direct flights—India to Canada—and that was our (Connor and myself) intent.  You've heard the saying, "Man proposes. God disposes." There is this problem with the Pakistani airways, and so our flight, like many, had to divert and land in Copenhagen to…
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Krishna Ka Baasuri

A Hindi Poem On Lord Krishna

Sunder hai Shyam hamara

koi nahai hai unkae jaisae

Saare vishva mai hai athi sundar Shyama

kaam dev bhi manmohith howe



Ram aur Shyam…

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ISKCON of D.C. Receives Security Grant to Help Protect Temple

Activism

By Madhava Smullen

The ISKCON of D.C. temple in Potomac, Maryland will be one of twelve faith-based organizations to receive grant funding from the Faith-based Facilities Security Operating Grants program.

A total of $200,000 has been approved by the local Montgomery County…

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Bhaktivedanta Library South American Seminar: An Unforgettable Spiritual Adventure

Events
 
By Baladeva Das

In February 2019, a Bhaktivedanta Library Seminary was held with a great success in the farm of Nava Gundica dham, Mendoza, Argentina, with the idea of focusing on the service to the scriptures "sastra seva", promoting the vision of bhakti by studying and…

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The Journey of Excellence to Excellence





By Achyut Gopal Das



"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."  - Aristotle



I generally don't like to speak…
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Moon Full and Beautiful



By Bhaktimarga Swami
 
It is the full moon.  On this day every year, by lunar movement, we celebrate the birth of the most outstanding mobile monk, Sri Chaitanya.  He was born…
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Spiritual Foundation by Bhaktimarga Swami



I stepped into the Krsna Balaram temple and was asked to lead a kirtan.  I took great pleasure in doing so.  After that kirtan for honouring the guru, a person came up to me—a familiar face.  It was a British monk whom I travelled with in Ireland, when I trekked the…
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Distribution update for HARE KRISHNA! – The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami who started it all

By Visakha Dasi

Distribution update for HARE KRISHNA! – The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami who started it all, the movie on the life of Srila Prabhupada.

INDIA:

– Over the last six months in India, we dubbed the film into the 4 major North Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati and Marathi.

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Sridhar Swami and Mayapur

By Giriraj Swami

The Mayapur Temple of Vedic Planetarium (TOVP), under construction, recently opened an office in the ISKCON Juhu temple, at Hare Krishna Land in Mumbai. In honor of the occasion, and to further the cause, I thought to share an excerpt adapted from my article “Memories of Sridhar Swami” in my book Many Moons.

In November 2003, Srila Prabhupada’s staunch disciple Sridhar Swami phoned me from Bombay and told me that he was…

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Memories of His Holiness Sridhar Swami Maharaja

By Giriraj Swami

We have gathered on a most auspicious day. Srivasa Thakura is one of the members of the Panca-tattva. He lived in Navadvipa-dhama in Mayapur, near the residence of Jagannatha Misra and Sacidevi, where Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared. Later, when Lord Chaitanya began the sankirtana movement in Navadvipa-dhama, He and His other most confidential associates…

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Disappearance day of our most beloved HH Sridhar Swami

By Niranajan And Jayapataka Swami

Memories of His Holiness Sridhar Swami.

Today being the Disappearance day of our most beloved HH Sridhar Swami Maharaj we thought of remembering one of Srila Prabhupada’s favorite sons, his Samadhi is in Mayapur next to the…

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Walking As A Worship by Bhaktimarga Swami



Last evening a group of us (some of our actors), two Floridian devotees, and two additional monks from Canada, decided early next morning (today) to do the walk around Govardhan Hill.  Included in our group also was Daniel from Ukraine.  He showed up at our rendezvous spot…
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Ten Of Us by Bhaktimarga Swami





Ten of us drove down the smooth Yamuna Expressway to Vrndavan. https://www.instagram.com/p/BvG3yrrgEKu/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=n3ekjhgspjo1 Vrndavan is special. It is meant to…
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The Queen’s Secret” Moves Audience to Tears and Laughter in Mayapur!

One of the highlights of the Mayapur Gaura-purnima festival every year is, for some, the theatrical drama directed by His Holiness Bhaktimarga Swami. Every year, Bhaktimarga Swami works with a diverse cast and crew, many of them second or third generation ISKCON members, to create a dramatic performance for all of Mayapur’s visitors from around the world.

This year at the 2019 Annual Gaura-purnima Festival in…

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Did I forget Something Important: Remembering Lord Krishna

I prepare diary everyday.



Make priorities to do things in the day..



Check the checklist and begin my day.



This is my everyday routine and I tries to follow it on daily basis.



Still. Many times..



Despite I complete my work my heart does not satisfies and says still there is something very important missing from my life.



What could it be?.. Why am I still…

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