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April 2013 Blog Posts (215)

Never take anything for granted.......................Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u    m u k h a     p a d m a    v a k y a"

Never take anything for granted.......................Nectarean Mellows

Mukunda dutt he was crying to see the Lord, he wasn’t demanding, he was crying because he was not able to see the Lord, his crying was not out of demand, this is innocence. “I want to see you...why are you being so cruel to me”. Mukunda Dutt was crying, saying, “when…

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Added by Rasamrita Das on April 2, 2013 at 1:42am — No Comments

Vegetarianism in Christianity

Introduction

When I first began to study the bible, the people I studied with told me that it was…

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Added by Bh Sudhakar on April 1, 2013 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Kirtan all the way

By Premanjana Dasa (Pranjal Joshi)

A memoir of our trip to Jaggnath Puri Dham and Mayapur Nawadeep Dham.

The announcement was made well in advance,One Prabhu who was leading us all the way and was in charge of the whole program told us that a trip would be going soon two these two places in Eastern India– Puri and Nawadeep and a bell rang in my ears as soon as I heard this.I just wanted to grab this opportunity as I was going to get a…

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All glories to the Bhagavad Gita as it is

by Premanjana Dasa (Pranjal Joshi)

The meaning of the Bhagavad Gita as given in dictionaries is as follows–

(Hinduism) the sacred `song of God’ composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic); contains a discussion between Krishna and the Indian hero Arjuna on human nature and the purpose of life.

The Bhagavad Gita (Song of God), also more simply known as Gita, is a Sanatana Dharma or Hindu scripture…

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World Famous Nandgaon's Lathmar Holi

Holi or the festival of colors is celebrated about ten days after the spring festival. A delightful visual, this festival combines the gaiety of a carnival and the devotional flavour of a religious festival with the singing of amorous songs as unbridled expressions of youth. This is the time when both…

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Festival of Chariots at ISKCON Durban

A full year of preparations paid off in our best Ratha Yatra festival in 25 years. The first of four days of celebrations kicked off with a super chariot parade with amazing kirtans, brass bands, majorettes, Scottish bagpipes, clowns, stiltwalkers and Zulu warrior dancers. The holy names resounded throughout the beach area and people of all ethnic…

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The Bhaktivedanta Library – Fulfilling the Desire of Srila Prabhupada

The Bhaktivedanta Library – Fulfilling the Desire of Srila Prabhupada

BY: PREMANJANA DAS (Pranjal Joshi)

Jun 07, 2012 — INDIA (SUN) —

The Bhaktivedanta Library is a unique subject that inspired me to write.

I have been to many ISKCON temples…

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Added by Pranjal Joshi on April 1, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments

Abdul - The Transcendental Tailor

Abdul - The Transcendental Tailor

Written by--- Premanjana Das (Pranjal Joshi)



(Sriman Abdul Rashid working on pink outfits for the deities with silver zari for Rang…

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Added by Pranjal Joshi on April 1, 2013 at 11:23am — 3 Comments

The Show Must Go On…

By Premanjana Das

(Pranjal Joshi)

Let me first introduce you to a vaishnava— His Grace Radha Madhava Prabhu (formerly Richard Mende) who is now 77 years old and has just completed writing two books which will be published soon. He graduated from the Stanford University and has worked in New York in the film producing industry while he was absorbed in worldly ways of life.

His Grace Guru das Prabhu writes about His Grace…

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Added by Pranjal Joshi on April 1, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments

The Affection of Srila Prabhupada

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Premanjana Dasa

(Pranjal Joshi)

The Affection of Srila Prabhupada

[This story has been written by Premanjana Dasa (Pranjal Joshi) on the basis of a conversation that took place between him and His Grace Hari Das Prabhu at the ‘Hare Krishna Land’ (ISKCON Temple) at Juhu, Mumbai in the months of August and September 2011 in the room of Haridas Prabhu ]

Haridas’ life in Mumbai as a young boy- Haridas Prabhu…

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Added by Pranjal Joshi on April 1, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

Mahamantra in Maharashtra

By Premanjana Das (Pranjal Joshi)

Since my childhood, I was told the glories of Nasik and Triyamakeshwar(one of the 12 jyotirlingas) by my mother several times. I had a desire to visit Nasik because of this. Nasik is a very old city and finds its mention in the Ramayana, it is located in Maharashtra that is a province/state in India. Nasik is at about 180 Kms from Mumbai and Pune. I started from Mumbai by a bus straight away from my office and reached Nasik by 2:30…

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Added by Pranjal Joshi on April 1, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

Bhagavad-gita As It Is - Bg. 3.19

TEXT 19

tasmad asaktah satatam

karyam karma samacara

asakto hy acaran karma

param apnoti purusah

 …

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Added by Rohit Kharwal on April 1, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments


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Thought Of The Day

So desireless means when we don't desire anything material. Simply desire to serve Krsna. That is desirelessness. Sarvopadhi-vinirmuktam [Cc. Madhya 19.170]. Then it is nirmala, purified. And the, what is the function of the purified senses? Hrsikena hrsikesa sevanam bhaktir ucyate. When your..., there is no more material desires, none of your senses are engaged in anything except Krsna's service, this is purification. And in that purified state, when your senses are purified by this way,…

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Sri Srivasa Pandita Appearance Day

Read More about Sri Srivasa Pandita on www.gaudiyahistory.com…

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Devotees will not demand.......................Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u    m u k h a     p a d m a    v a k y a"

 

Devotees will not demand.......................Nectarean Mellows

 

We could come and see the Deity any time, because it’s so easily accessible, they are so easily accessible. But the tendency is to not to really approach the Deity with heartfelt prayers. The tendency is not to be really grateful at every moment, “I am standing before the Lord; I am being…

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Added by Rasamrita Das on April 1, 2013 at 2:36am — No Comments

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