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The Stepping Stones to Real Cow Protection

Q: Give us a nutshell version of what you mean by "real " cow protection and
"the stepping stones" to achieve it.

Added by _ghanshyam das on August 20, 2009 at 8:28am — No Comments

Varnasrama Seminar in Bali, Indonesia

By Bhakti Raghava Swami - August 1-2, 2009

The Varnasrama Global Mission seminar ended today, August 2nd, 2009, at the Gaura Hari Asrama in Bali, Indonesia. Approximately 75 delegates from different temples in Bali attended the two day seminar with speakers coming from different parts of Indonesia such as Yogyakarta in Java and Lampung in Sumatra.

The opening day was particularly auspicious being the first day of Jhulan Yatra according to the Vaisnava calendar. This year,… Continue

Added by _ghanshyam das on August 20, 2009 at 8:01am — No Comments

OOH - Evidence That The 'Swine Flu' Pandemic Is Man-Made

Startling New Evidence That The 'Swine

Flu' Pandemic Is Man-Made

Novartis Patent Detailed And Mass Murder Charged

By A. True Ott, PhD, ND


Murder suspects are either convicted or acquitted at trial based on the

prosecution's presentation of EVIDENCE which usually hinges on MOTIVE,

OPPORTUNITY, and TIME-LINES combined with physical documents. To gather

such hard evidence, detectives and/or federal agents… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on August 19, 2009 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Book distribution in Detroit

I was asked to give the lecture on Janmastami at the Detroit temple, (for

those of you in other countries, Detroit is a city in the state of Michigan

in the USA). As I was speaking about the pastimes of Krsna something

Prabhupada had said entered my train of thought, "Devotees are not satisfied

in just hearing the glories of Krsna they also want to distribute His

glories." Well, that sparked an interactive discussion on book distribution.

I asked, "How many of you… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on August 19, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

He will walk his talk! Meeting with Bhakti Marg Swami.

Venue: Sri Sri Radha-Giridhari Temple

Date: Friday, 21st August, 2009


He will walk his talk!

Come and meet a hitch hiker who does not take a ride. The walking monk who just walks around countries... His name is Bhakti Marg Swami, he is theatrical, dynamic, and full of amazing spiritual energy, that will enliven your very soul. Do not miss this rear appearance!

Revealing many adventures while walking and spreading Krishna… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on August 19, 2009 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Lessons of Iso-Upanishad-1

I do not intend to turn my blogs into a scriptural forum, but as I focus on environment and health, the scriptures just cut right across. So, what to do? I shall take in few leads from the iso-upanisad to guide my discuss in the coming weeks.

Yesterday was janmasthami and I fasted the whole day, in spite of 9 hour day work. My colleagues persuaded me to drink water which I objected to. This is not a strain on my body; it’s a fulfillment of my spirit. Tomorrow will come and I shall… Continue

Added by Prithudas on August 15, 2009 at 5:51am — No Comments

Janamashatmi Greetings

On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, I extend my greetings and best wishes to all devotees.”
Hari Bol

Added by PREMSAGARARORA on August 14, 2009 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Happy Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Hare Krishna and Happy Sri Krishna Janmashtami to all..

May Lord Krishna and Srila Prabhupada bestow their causeless mercy upon all..

May Lord Krishna gives us shelter under His Lotus Feet...

Added by Manisha Makhijani on August 14, 2009 at 1:10pm — No Comments

happy janmashthami

i wish everyone a great janmashthami...........the best birthday to celebrate is of the supreme person.........

Added by subhashish dasgupta on August 14, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments


Dear All,


Please accept my humble obeisances.

On this auspicious day, I wish everyone a Krishna Conscious Year. You all are very nice devotees. Thank you all for your wonderful association. I cherish every moment of it. Please continue giving me your association.



Hari Bol,

Your humble servant,

Cintamani… Continue

Added by Chitra Datta on August 13, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Shelter of the Holy Name

Kaliyuga is progressing

And distresses are increasing

Yet oblivious of the same

I continue to live like a puffed up fool

Forgetting Krishna all the way.

Katrina lashed me yesterday

Swine flu is devouring me today

Yet I continue to live like a puffed up fool

Forgetting Krishna all the way.

Prices are soaring

Vegetations are disappearing

Yet I continue to live like a puffed up fool

Forgetting Krishna all the… Continue

Added by Chitra Datta on August 11, 2009 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Good to the Core

Excerpt from the

Introduction of: Good to the Core,

by John Blumberg

I have yet to meet anyone who would say they didn't want to operate from a position of a solid set of values. I think most of us want to be good to the core. On the surface, the concept of values is intellectually easy to understand. And so I assumed, and maybe you do too, that most of us understand and try live by our values.

However, I've found that it is more challenging than it would appear to be on the… Continue

Added by Mira on August 11, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Port Royal, PA : All day JANMASHTAMI festivities at Gita Nagari dhaam !!


Schedule for Sri Krsna Janmasthami

August 13, 2009

Fasting until midnight

4:30 am – mangala arotika

5:00 am – tulasi puja

5:15 am – japa

8:15 am – guru puja

8:30 am – srngara arotika (greeting the Deities)

9:00 am – class

11:30 am- raja bhoga offering

12:00 pm- bhoga arotika

3:30 pm – bhoga offering

4:00 pm – vaikalika arotika

5:30 pm – bhoga… Continue

Added by Hemant on August 11, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Vyasapuja Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu 2009

On 8th of Audust we celebrated Vyasapuja of our beloved Spiritual Master Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu in Gauradesh Colone Germany.

In our Morning lecture here in ISKCON Hari Nama Desh Hohenstein,

Chakravarty Prabhu mentioned the historic significant contribution of Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu to ISKCON. He helped in overcoming the crises of the zonal acharia system. And avoided the distruction and divorce of ISKCON.

Chakravarty Prabhu mentioned also the humble attitude of… Continue

Added by ISKCONW RMT Hari Nama Desh on August 9, 2009 at 9:31pm — No Comments


External Freedom and Inner Freedom

As long as you base your life on wealth, property and worldly things, you will

never be able to derive any real joy. There are two things which every person

has to attain; one is external freedom, the other is inner freedom. External

freedom speaks of independence, being free of external bonds and limitations.

Inner freedom speaks of liberation from the bondage of the senses, having them

under your full control. Every individual… Continue

Added by Mira on August 8, 2009 at 7:01pm — 1 Comment

Varnasrama and Community Development

Bhagavad-gita Lecture 13.35

Geneva, June 6, 1974

Ksetra means field of activities. Just like in agricultural land. You get a piece of land, and you produce your own food grain, or as you like. The government gives you a piece of land, and you have to pay a little tax, and you can grow your food grains as you like.

....The same example: You are given a field, a piece of land. You can grow twice, thrice in a year very nice foodstuff, sometimes pulses, sometimes paddy, sometimes the… Continue

Added by _ghanshyam das on August 8, 2009 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Importance of Garbhadhana Samskara: part 1

Importance of Garbhadhana Samskara:

If one is not purified by the process of the seed giving ceremony, or garbhadhana samskara he is immediately classified amongst the sudras because only the sudras do not undergo this purificatory process.

Krsna book, IIp.236

The pious seminal succession in the twice born families of the brahmanas and ksatriyas especially, as well as in the families of vaisyas also, must be kept very pure by the observation of the purificatory process… Continue

Added by _ghanshyam das on August 8, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Our Principle

Our principle is that we are against nothing and for nothing. Only for Krishna. We want whatever is favorable for Krishna.

(SP letter, Nityananda, Mar. 16, 1977)

Added by Nitin on August 7, 2009 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Ignorance is no Excuse : Nice Anecdote by Prabhupada

Later, during his massage Prabhupäda told me that any sex life in Vrindavana is an offence, even for married couples. He said, "We should follow the line of the Six Goswamis. Did they come here for having sex and beginning family? No. It is meant for retirement from material activity. They gave up family life and then came to Vrindavana."

I was puzzled because I couldn't see how the local people could avoid it. "Well, Srila Prabhupada, what about the Brijbasis, the people who are… Continue

Added by vibhava krsna das on August 6, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

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