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April 2017 Blog Posts (184)


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A vaisnava by Kadamba Kanana Swami

vaisnava has to be someone with a heart. A vaisnava is not just someone who chants many rounds of japa or someone who knows many slokas (sastric verses) or someone who always gets up really early when the whole world is still asleep. This is all wonderful but…

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Even for Cutting a Mango, One Requires a Guru

In Juhu Srila Prabhupada would go on the roof in the evening and give darshan. One evening there were five or ten devotees around him, and a few Indian guests, including a famous movie star and his wife. Somebody had brought mangoes for Prabhupada, and at one point he called for a knife and told a devotee to cut a mango and distribute it as prasada. So a brahmacari got…

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Give her a garland!

One time Jadurani painted a picture of Krishna/ Radha Krishna, and Radharani is holding a garland for Krishna and Krishna is playing his flute, but when Prabhupada saw the picture, he saw that Radharani is not looking towards Krishna. So Prabhupada said what is this? he said, 'it looks like Radharani is looking for another boyfriend?.



But seriously you know, Prabhupada was like criticizing this picture, that, this is not correct. And of course she worked hard on…

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Child Protection Office to Investigate Drowning Death of Student in Vrindavana

London—ISKCON’s International Office of Child Protection (CPO) announced today that it has launched a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Kartik Sharma, who drowned while swimming in the pool of the Bhaktivedanta Gurukula International School (BGIS) in Vrindavana, India, on April 24.  

Although preliminary reports have been unclear,…

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The Grudge

We all know people who are very intelligent otherwise but who act unreasonably when it comes to certain people whom they have a sour relationship with. For example, we know people who are friendly, helping, charitable, jolly at work but who are grumpy at home with their spouse. Or we know people who are very kind to most, but wont even look at certain individuals. Or we know people who are always appreciating even the little good in others, but always bad mouthing certain individuals who…

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Spirituality without God is a waste of time

Spirituality without God is popular today. It's a waste of time. Without accepting God as the one Supreme Person, nothing else has any intrinsic meaning. Everything else, no matter whether so-called material or so-called spiritual, is all material because it's all relative truth. An unbiased thoughtful person will definitely come to the conclusion that the Absolute Truth must be the one Supreme Person who is the ultimate source and controller of all that exists. Spirituality is about…

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A Prayer to Mother Ganges

Oh, enigmatic one,

Non-different from the Lord,

Even the breeze that you touch,

Purifies one and all.

Oh, dear…

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Bhadranga – a lover of kirtan By Ananta Purushottam Das

Bhadranga Prabhu unfortunately met with a sudden fatal accident on Friday 21st April, whilst visiting his family in New Zealand.

A little background by Gokul Lila Dasi:

In about year 2007 Krsnaloka, Sukanthi Radha, Sevamrta and myself arrived for the first time to the YHA backpackers in Napier, Hawkes Bay. One our ‘contacts’ was Bob (Bhadranga’s father)…

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Krishna, The Supreme Scientist By Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami

From Back to Godhead

When we think calmly and carefully about this wonderful universe, we can see that everything is working under the control of a supreme brain. The arrangements in nature are perfectly ordered. Things would be at random without the careful planning of a scientific and engineering brain. It is a common…

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Akshaya Tritiya – The Ultimate Day to Give Charity

Dear Devotees and TOVP Donors,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Greetings from Sridham Mayapur and blessings from Sri Sri Radha-Madhava, Sri Panchatattva and Lord Nrsimhadeva.

This Saturday, April 29, is Akshaya Tritiya, one of the most important days in the Vedic calendar. The very word Akshaya…

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Mayapur Experience - Beginning of Chandan Yatra

One of the unique feature of studying at MI is Mayapur Experience. Throughout the year many wonderful festivals are celebrated here, and our…

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Akshaya Tritiya - The Ultimate Day to Give Charity







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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 7

(This is another billboard design I put together but later realized was a bit too out of context and weird because the average person living in Calcutta doesn’t live on the third or fourth floor of a large apartment building…

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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 8

Episode 8:  Lessons from New York!

Comprehensive Parts List

()  I had to make a comprehensive parts list detailing out the size and length of every piece of lumber required to build the chariot. This was not only  needed to order the lumber, it was also how I was able to estimate the costs for every part and figure out quite closely how much the entire cart would cost to build.)

“At the present moment, India may be compared to the lame man…

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Akshaya Tritiya - a day for new beginnings and the auspicious day for giving Charity

Akshaya Tritiya is a very auspicious day according to Vedic Astrology. In Sanskrit, the word ´Akshaya´ means ´the never diminishing´, hence, Akshaya Tritiya is a day which brings good luck and success. Performing charitable activities on this day will bring blessings. The Vedic Scriptures inform us that ‘Akshaya’ means ´that…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 8.12

TEXT 12
sarva-dvarani samyamya

mano hrdi nirudhya ca

murdhny adhayatmanah pranam

asthito yoga-dharanam

SYNONYMS
sarva-dvarani—all the…
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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 7

Episode 7:  Where to Find Appropriate Talent?

B Board Cleaning

(This is another billboard design I put together but later realized was a bit too out of context and weird because the average person living in Calcutta doesn’t live on the third or fourth floor of a large apartment building as suggested by the top of the cart passing through the open window.   The original sketch was just a plain line drawing but I added the solid colors to enhanced the…

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Glories of Vaishakha Month

Watch the glories of Vaishakha Month. Keep yourself tuned to hear more benefits of this month and what the scriptures say about it. To Donate - …

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