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April 2018 Blog Posts (242)


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The Ill Effects Of Non-Vaisnava Foods

We all know about avoiding prohibited foods, but may not know why, or what effects they produce. Becoming aware of such bad effects will cause us to think extra before eating more “delicious” sin.

We understand that there are difficulties…

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Lord Krishna and the austerities of speech

Vaisesika Dasa: Keeping things simple: To advance in yoga - any kind of yoga - one must first control the tongue. As a rudder is the most critical mechanism for steering a ship, the tongue is one’s most vital organ for defining one’s course in life.

The great Acarya (world teacher) of bhakti yoga, Rupa Goswami, in his essential teachings on bhakti yoga called The…

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Three planes of Consciousness

By Radhanath Swami

Essentially there are three planes of consciousness: enjoyment, renunciation, and devotion.

1. Enjoyment

In order to survive, the environment is geared towards exploitation. Why? Because of selfishness. We put ourselves in the center and this results in conflict as everyone has a different…

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Lord Nrsimhadeva’s pastimes with Chand Kazi By Chandan Bhatia

Chand Kazi was the Chief Magistrate of Navadwipa. He was a devout & strict Muslim who was well versed in the Koran. As the Chief Magistrate of Navadwipa-Mayapur, he kept law and order for the Hussein Shah and was also the spiritual advisor of the Shah. He was a tyrannical ruler and the Hindus were oppressed in their religious practices. Angry that Hindus were not…

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Salila Vihar – Water Pastimes



Sri Sri Radha Madhava enjoy various wonderful water pastimes in Mayapur, such as the boating pastimes They enjoy during the Candan-yatra season. Following the Candana-yatra festival another festival of water pastimes, known as Salila…

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Life membership

Can someone please tell where the Life member facilities available in India?? List of temples having life membership guest House??

It will be great help if someone can reply asap

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A Vaishnava is an Ocean of Mercy

Giriraj Swami: Two days after I first saw Srila Prabhupada and the devotees at Brandeis University in Boston, on Nrsimha-caturdasi, May 1, 1969, he gave a beautiful talk about the nature of a Vaishnava, how a devotee is an ocean of mercy:

“This atheist is so unkind, cruel, that he is prepared to kill his own son, beloved son, five years old. That is atheism. And…

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Increasing Our Dependence On Krishna – Raising kids and realizing Krishna do they go together? By Cintamani Dhama Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead

“ONE WHO CANNOT deliver his dependents from the path of repeated birth and death should never become a spiritual master, a father, a husband, a mother, or a worshipable demigod” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.18).

As a parent I often wonder if I am up to the task. After all, full engagement in…

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Free Will vs Predestination – Easily Explained By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Many times devotees try to reconcile this essentially Christian concept with Vedic understanding, but end up writing lengthy explanations that do not always satisfy the curiosity. This is because it is mostly incompatible with the truths of Bhagavad-Gita, for it has to be broken down in a simplified manner to give a satisfactory and brief…

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Is Destiny In Your Hand By Caitanya Carana Dasa

From Back to Godhead

Are we the makers of our destiny or is life pre-destined? Find out here . . . .

In the Mahabharata, Vidura explained to Dhritarastra, “Destiny determines the consequences of our actions, not our actions themselves.” This means that we are not like programmed robots that have no free will, or no…

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Narasimha Chaturdashi

Lecture on Narasimha Chaturdashi by Dina Bandhu Prabhu on 13 May 2014 at ISKCON Dallas

(Dina Bandhu Prabhu is settled in braja. Although from a foreign country, he looks exaclty like one of the local brijawasis. He speaks the local braja language & nicely interacts with the locals.)…

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Narasimha Chaturdashi

Lecture on Narasimha Chaturdashi by HH Rtadhvaja Swami on 13 May 2014 at Dallas

(His Holiness Rtadhvaja Swami Maharaja was born and raised in a rural farming community in North Dakota, U.S.A. His first encounter with the devotees was in 1972, when some of the Radha Damodara Traveling Sankirtana Party came to his…

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Narasimha Chaturdashi

Lecture on Narasimha Chaturdashi by HH Gopal Krishna Goswami on 13 May 2014 at ISKCON Mayapur

(Gopal Krishna Goswami has served extensively in BBT (as chairman and trustee) in India, arranging for translation of Srila Prabhupada’s books into various regional languages and their…

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Prayers at the Lotus Feet of Lord Narasimhadev

 

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Narasimha Deva Katha

Lecture on Narasimha Deva Katha by HH Lokanath Swami on 13 May 2014 at ISKCON Juhu

(Lokanath Swami born in Aravade, a small village Maharashtra, Indian, he went to Mumbai for studying. In the year 1971, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was touring India with his…

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Narasimha Chaturdashi

Lecture on Narasimha Chaturdashi by HH Jayapataka Swami at ISKCON Mayapur on 13 May 2014

(Jayapataka Swami was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. His scholastic achievements led to an offer of a full scholarship by Brown University after his completion of high school. As a new…

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Narasimha Chaturdashi

Hare Krishna.

3th May, 2015. Gurgaon

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The Protector of ISKCON

om namo bhagavatesrimaha-nrsimhaya

damstrakaralavadanaya

ghora-rupayavajra-nakhaya

jvalamaline mama vighnanpacapaca

mama bhayanbhindibhindi

mama satrunvidravayavidravaya mama

sarvaristanprabhanjayaprabhanjaya

chatachata, hanahana, chindichindi

mama sarva-bhistanpurayapuraya mam

raksaraksa hum…

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