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The Solution to Food Shortages

The following exchange took place after a talk by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada before the World Health Organization, in Geneva, on June 6, 1974.

WHO member: Your Divine Grace, do you have any suggestions for solving the worldwide problem of food shortages?

Srila Prabhupada: Yes. My suggestion is that people should utilize all this…

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Beating the ‘ritualistic’ mind

By Madhumati Pushkarini

Coming from a traditional family in India, the land of myriad ceremonies, rituals and customs, my mind was conditioned to all of it. Quite naturally. As a child I rarely questioned about anything we were ‘asked’ to do such as offering obeisance to parents first thing in the morning, then the deities at home, refraining…

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Mother Earth: Holder and Giver of Wealth

By Vishakha Devi Dasi

A life that allows us to reunite with mother earth and offer her products to Krishna favors our spiritual growth.

Srila Prabhupada writes, “Whatever is taken from the earth—either from the mines, from the surface of the globe, or from the atmosphere—should always be considered the property of the Supreme Personality…

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How the soul, false ego, intelligence and mind interact with each other

By Chaitanya Charan das

The soul is spiritual. The mind, intelligence and false ego are all part of the subtle body. In general, they are differentiated, based on function rather than structure. The gross elements namely the earth, water, fire, air and ether can be differentiated in terms of structure because they are made of different things. However, the subtle…

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First Texarkana Rathayatra Will Take Place In Two States Simultaneously

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By Madhava Smullen

On Saturday May 4th, a unique Rathayatra festival will take place in Texarkana, a city that sits on the state line between Arkansas and Texas. Going down Main Street, Lord Jagannath’s chariot will be in both US states at once. The event will also be the first time the Hare Krishna…

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HH Jayapataka Swami 70th Vyasapuja Celebrations at ISKCON Mayapur

70th Vyasapuja celebrations of HH Jayapataka Swami celebrated in a very grand and loving way by his disciples and well-wishers at ISKCON Mayapur. Over 14000 disciples congregated at Mayapur to glorify their beloved Gurudeva. Sri Mayapur and Jayapataka Swami are synonymous. Maharaja once said, I know only three things- Mayapur, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Congregation preaching. His love for Mayapur dhama is no surprise as it is…

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Invitation for Lokanath Swami 70th Vyas Puja Celebration 2019

Dear  Devotees, Friends and Well - wishers

Hare Krishna 

Please accept our humble obeisances.

All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.

All glories to His Holiness Lokanath Swami Maharaja.

As you may all be aware, we are fast approaching HH Lokanath Swami Maharaja’s 70th…

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Share Your Care

 
By Achyut Gopal Das
 
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."…
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Wonderful Worcester

By Madhumangal das

On the auspicious day of Ram Naumi 2019, we inaugurated a monthly outreach programme called “The Vedic Essence” and also a harinam in Worcester town centre.

A group of devotees (some from London) performed a 5 hour harinam in Worcester town centre on the day, distributed 200 maha cookies, 250 flyers and books. The Mayor of Worcester heard the holyname being sung and came out of his office to…

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What My Deities and Home Altar Means to Me and My Appreciation of Srila Prabhupada

By Omkara devi dasi

I feel very much blessed to have the shelter and ability to take darshan of Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarkadisha in New Dwaraka. I have lived in and outside of the temple community for over 33 years and throughout the years have had various spiritual realizations.

It is important for me to have devotee association and to go to…

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Why is There Suffering? By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp)

By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp)

It is natural that at some point in our lives we ask, “Why is there suffering?” Or “Why am I not happy?” “Why can’t we simply go on with life and not undergo so many trials and tribulations? Why can’t God make a universe or world where there is no suffering?” Well, my answer to that is He already has, but…

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Construction Drawings Begin For Major New Columbus Temple

Activism
 
By Madhava Smullen 

Plans for a major new ISKCON temple in Columbus, Ohio have been scaled back slightly to push the project forward, and the process of construction drawings and hiring construction companies has begun.…

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The Night Train to Nowhere (A Gurukula Film)

A gurukula boy convinces his best friend to run away from school with him to meet his estranged father in the jungles of North India. But the adventure turns out to be much more than they bargained for when their train ride comes to an unexpected end and Sikkimese separatists enter the mix.…

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The Marketplace of the Holy Name

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

What is namahatta other than the marketplace of the holy name?

Bhaktivinoda Thakura wrote this book where he explains that this marketplace of the holy name  is widely available and it can be purchased for the price of one’s faith.

He said there are those who are looking after the…

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Thursday Afternoon by Bhaktimarga Swami



Thursday afternoon.  It's sunny.  People are out.  It's winter-coat weather, but not for me.  I feel lucky, rather free.  Here on Bloor Street, at a time when the westerly sun streaks through, all appears so perfect.  People are out and about.  …
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The Quest For Success

By Achyut Gopal Das

"In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take."

A few weeks ago, I was doing a training program for our…
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Notre Dame burning By Chandrashekhara Acharya dasa

“Notre Dame is damaged; The Holy Name shines on.”

Some thoughts on the recent burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

I remember when I was a child, from five to nine, walking into Notre Dame while holding the hand of Esther, my Mexican nanny at the time – a devout, black-haired Catholic lady who would tuck me into bed every night by having me recite the “Padre Nuestro” (“Our…

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Shilpa Shetty visited the ISKCON temple in Juhu, Mumbai on the occasion of Ram Navami

Bollywood beauty Shilpa Shetty took divine blessings of Lord Krishna along with her family. She visited the ISKCON temple in Juhu, Mumbai and was accompanied by mother Sunanda, son Viaan and sister Shamita Shetty.

The Shetty fam jam looked gorgeous in traditional Indian attire and Gopi Chandana or Tilaka on their foreheads. They worshipped Lord Krishna at the temple and sought his…

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Sri Rama Navami celebrated at ISKCON Mayapur

Sri Rama Navami is always a bigger festival as it is just before the vyasapuja of HH Jayapataka Swami and thousands and thousands of devotees visiting Mayapur for Vyasapuja, come early to take part in Rama Navami also. In the afternoon, we had an abhisheka to “Shaligram Shila” and arati, Pushpajali offered to Sri Ramchandra.

A very grand procession of Sri Ram, Lakshman, Sita and Hanuman in bullock chariot ,…

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Japa Retreat With Sacinandana Swami to Dive Deep Into the Holy Name

Events
 
By Madhava Smullen

Sacinandana Swami’s famous Living Name Retreat – a deep and inspirational dive into japa and kirtan – is coming to New Vrindaban, West Virginia for the second time.

Around 150 devotees are expected to travel in from all…

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