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Hatha Yoga and the Bhagavad-gita By Satyaraja Dasa

From Back to Godhead

How the Gita teaches the eight steps of hatha yoga, the topic of Patanjali’s Yoga-sutras.

According to a survey by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, an estimated 13.4 million Americans practice yoga, and many more experiment with it every year. Yoga is everywhere—from Mumbai to Moscow to…

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Unchangeable Soul

Ekadeśavikṛtamananyavat - considering it the same, while part is maimed

 

One part of a unit may be damaged of removed, yet still the unit is known by its nature.



It may happen that man cuts his finger off, but still he remains the same man, almost the same, as for function, however totally the same, as his nature goes. The nature of identity is unchangeable. The more it is true about the soul. It…

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Promoting the Vedic Culture

By Bhakti Nilaya das

A sign of a good leader is that he does not request those under him to do something that he is not prepared to do. So before we desire to distribute this Vedic culture to the whole world, we ourselves have to be following it in such a way that nobody can find even a minute discrepency in our practice. People are too attached…

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Lord Nrsimhadev Miraculous Pastimes

On april 22, 2005, Revati Sundari devi dasi, age 8, was climbing on the roof of the bamboo playhouse in the Grhastha park in Sri Mayapur dham. To her great surprise she fell through the roof, landing on her head, and the roof caved in on top of her. She was in shock for an hour, shaking and crying and incoherent. She also had concussion. Gaura Baba,…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.19

TEXT 19
jnanam karma ca karta ca

tridhaiva guna-bhedatah

procyate guna-sankhyane

yathavac chrnu tany api

SYNONYMS…
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A Devotee’s Goal- Krishna seva, Vaishanava seva & Nama kirtana

Hare Krishna and pranams dear devotees,

I hope you all read the last blog on the amazing article written by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur on the essence of Lord Jagannath temple at Puri. In the second part today we will read a transcendental letter written by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, spiritual master of Srila…

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Reflections on Guru-purnima By Giriraj Swami

Today is Guru-purnima. Srila Prabhupada has explained that the system of honoring the spiritual master is current in all sections of Vedic followers. In the Mayavadi (impersonalist) sects, the disciples offer respect to the spiritual master every year on Guru-purnima. And in the Gaudiya Vaisnava sampradaya, the disciples offer homage annually on the appearance day of…

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Prayer for Srila Sanatana Gosvami’s Mercy by Giriraj Swami

Sri Guru-purnima, or Vyasa-purnima, is the divine disappearance day of Srila Sanatana Gosvami, the eldest of the Six Gosvamis of Vrndavana. The authorized poet Sri Kavi-karnapura, in his book Caitanya-candrodaya-nataka (9.34, 35, 38), quoted in Sri Caitanya-caritamrta (Madhya 24.348–350), tells how Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu blessed Sanatana Gosvami with His specific…

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Rectifying Mistakes by Repentance By Gauranga Dasa

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Mistakes why we make them and how we can rectify them?

To err is human … ” so goes the saying. Safely we can add three more details to the list: tendency to fall under illusion, cheating propensity and imperfect senses. A conditioned soul is bound by these imperfections, but in this article I will…

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Why follow Caturmasya?

“The real purpose behind the vow taken during these four months is to minimize the quantity of sense gratification. This is not very difficult.”

– Caitanya-caritamrita, Madhya Lila 4.169, Purport

In the purport to Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, Madhya-lila 4.169, Srila Prabhupada writes that “the Caturmasya period begins in the month of Ashadha (June-July) from the day of Ekadasi…

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Guru (Vyasa) Purnima

The appearance anniversary of Srila Vyasadeva, the compiler of the Vedic literature.

This event really is directed towards Srila Vyasadeva, thus in some sampradayas they refer to Guru Purnima as Vyasa Purnima. Traditionally it is the day when the guru is worshipped.

In the book Festivals, Fairs and Fasts of India (Shakti M Gupta. 1991. Clarion books. page 88-89.) It says:…

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Disappearance day of Srila Sanatana Goswami

By Payonidhi Das

Prema vilasa about the disappearance of Srila Sanatana Goswami and how Srila Rupa Goswami was very much affected by his divine disappearance.…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.18

TEXT 18
jnanam jneyam parijnata

tri-vidha karma-codana

karanam karma karteti

tri-vidhah karma-sangrahah

SYNONYMS…
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The first Vyasa Puja book by Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami

The next day was Vyasa-puja day, the celebration of Prabhupada’s seventy-fourth birthday. That morning a package arrived from New York containing several copies of the Vyasa-puja booklet, a twenty-five-page paperback filled with homages from Prabhupada’s disciples.

Months before, one of the devotees had discovered an old issue of a magazine published by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati; the magazine contained a Vyasa-puja homage Prabhupada had written…

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Magic in the Park by Bhaktimarga Swami



The usual, full, six-hour-allotted time was given for the ride to Montreal.  The local community is all hyped up for the weekend's chariot fest.  The afternoon and early evening time had me occupied in greeting everyone: some congregants, some youths from the Krishna Fest…
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Padayatra Spreads Holy Names Throughout Lithuania

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By Madhava Smullen

A Padayatra program toured Lithuania, a country in Europe’s Baltic region, from June 23rd to 30th this summer, spreading the Holy Names via Harinama Sankirtana and Rathayatra parades.…

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Amazing Srila Prabhupada by Vrndavanesvari dasi

Dear Guru Maharaja,

Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and all glories to your divine self.

During the renovations the manager named Daniel surprised us all.

We…

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Remembering "The Longest Road" by Bhaktimarga Swami

 
I came to the end of the day realizing that I hadn't set foot on the pavement other than a walk over the sidewalk to reach the grass in Avondale Park.  There, along with Connor, we spread out a mat for sitting on and chanting to the…
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The Radha Krsna Temple Tapes by Yugala Kishor Gour das

By Yugala Kishor Gour das

Next to my research on the Jaladuta, still ongoing, and the Missing Mohan Tapes, no response, I find myself suddenly involved in another Iskcon piece of heritage. The Radha Krsna Temple Tapes.

These original tapes…

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The Meaning of Vyasa Puja – “He came; he gave; he conquered” by Chaitanya Charan Das

Expression reflects and reinforces emotion. The celebration of Vyasa-puja is an expression of the gratitude that the disciple feels for the spiritual master. And that feeling becomes reinforced when a disciple expresses one’s own gratitude and hears other disciples’ express their gratitude.

The spiritual master’s guidance and grace are indispensable for elevating and liberating souls caught in this dangerous and treacherous material…

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