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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 17.7

TEXT 7
aharas tv api sarvasya

tri-vidho bhavati priyah

yajnas tapas tatha danam

tesam bhedam imam srnu

SYNONYMS…
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Slavery to Banks: A Vedic Prophecy

By Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana das)

This shows how banks, especially the Central Banks, which are part of a network established in many countries, have set up a system which is increasingly controlling the economy and lives of numerous people around the world, and is gaining more power, wealth and influence. The questionable development of the Federal Reserve Bank in America is presented as an example of the…

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Popcorn

By Srutakirti dasa

October 7, 1972, Berkeley, California

One evening, Srila Prabhupada spoke at the University of California in Berkeley, the heart of the hippie capital. The San Francisco devotees enthusiastically received him and relished his lecture. They prepared barrels of popcorn and distributed it following Srila Prabhupada’s…

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History of The Palace of Gold By Varsana Swami

Srila Prabhupada visited New Vrindaban four times. One of the significant sites of his pastimes is the house in Madhavan where he resided during his last visit in 1976.

The house in Madhavan (where Sankirtan Prabhu now lives) is the site of the last darshan Srila Prabhupada gave to the New Vrindaban plow department. Darshans were scheduled according to…

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Vaishnava Compassion and Srila Prabhupada

A talk by Giriraj Swami, September 5, 2010, Sri Vrindavan Dham, Kazakhstan.

Hearing His Holiness Niranjana Swami’s wonderful talk, I felt we were being elevated to the spiritual world. He quoted from Vishnujana Maharaja. Vishnujana had a program in which he went by…

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Zestfulness by Bhaktimarga Swami

My day started with zestful walking in the temple of Radha Radhanath.  I did circle motions within the room while other chanters paced back and forth, and others still just sat while fingering their beads and simultaneously moving lips to chant.  Occasionally, I would stop to talk to a maharaja, a senior monk, or to acknowledge someone I've known, and who had just arrived in town for the festival.  I noticed two new fellows.  They were from Cape Town.  I…
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When Master Becomes A Servant

 
By Achyut Gopal Das
 
"If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a…
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Varuthini Ekadasi – Tulasi Jala Dan

The Glories of Varuthini Ekadasi: Sri Yudhisthira Maharaj said, “Oh Vasudeva, I offer my most humble obeisances unto You. Please now describe to me the Ekadasi of the dark fortnight (krsna paksha) of the month of Vaisakha (April-May), including its specific merits and influence.”

Lord Sri Krishna replied, “Oh King, in this world and the next, the most auspicious and magnanimous Ekadasi is Varuthini Ekadasi,…

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Vrndavan das Thakur Disappearance by Ramai Swami

Vrndavana Dasa was born in Mamagachi in the Navadvipa area of West Bengal. His mother was Narayani, the niece of Srivasa Pandita.

Vrndavana Dasa’s father, Vaikunthanatha Vipra, was from Sylet in East Bengal. However, it is said that his father died before he was born and so his mother moved to the house of Srivasa in Mayapur.

In his youth Vrndavana Dasa…

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Transcendental Art

From Back to Godhead

By Ram das

One of the basic principles of Krsna consciousness is that one may utilize whatever talent he has in the service of the Supreme Lord. And it is a symptom of a bona fide spiritual master that he is expert in engaging everyone in practical transcendental devotional service. His Divine…

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Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly by Jagabandhu das



It’s been another one of those weeks wherein caring for our severely autistic/mentally daughter has very nearly eclipsed all other activities. Again. Same as every minute of every day. For years on end. In order that we might truly learn and grow deeper with sincere affection from the difficult experience which…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 16.5-6

TEXTS 5-6
asastra-vihitam ghoram

tapyante ye tapo janah

dambhahankara-samyuktah

kama-raga-balanvitah

karsayantah sarira-stham

bhuta-gramam acetasah

mam caivantah sarira-stham

tan viddhy asura-niscayan…

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Sri Vrindavan Das Thakura’s Disapperance day

As per Vaishnava calender, today is the disappearance day of Sri Vrindavana Dasa Thakura.  His Sripat is located in Mamagachi, in Modadrumadvipa, one of the nine islands of Navadvipa. During annual Navadvipa Mandal Parikrama, devotees visit this holy place.  Sri Kavi karnapura reveals in his Gaura ganoddesha dipika that Srila Vedavyasa incarnated as Vrindavan Das Thakur in Lord Caitanya’s pastimes. Krishna’s friend Kusumapida also entered into…

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History of ISKCON Press

By Swarup Das

My first close encounter with ISKCON Press was when I visited the Boston ISKCON temple in December of 1969. At the time I was living as a brahmacari at the 61 Second Avenue temple in New York City’s lower east side. Srila Prabhupada was in London at the time but his travel plans were to return to the U.S. on December 21st with his first stop being the Boston center. The day before…

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Krishna Days Facebook Page Keeps Fans Up-to-Date on Vaishnava Festivals

Events
 
By Madhava Smullen 

Krishna Days, a new Facebook page launched this Gaura Purnima (March 2019), keeps followers up-to-date and informed on all Vaishnava sacred days. (…

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The Six Waves of Time – Part 2

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

In the Eleventh Canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam there is a chapter entitled the Bhumi Gita – the song of the earth. The earth is explaining, “So many have tried to possess me, to control me, lord it over me. And now what remains of them? Only names.” So we see that influence of time which destroys everything and takes everything away. It is painful to…

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90% There by Bhaktimarga Swami

 


At the Johannesburg Airport yesterday, a young black Uber man, accustomed to securing passengers at arrivals, saw me and was about to make his pitch.  Before he could complete a sentence, I said, "I already have a ride!"…
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Beloved Cook of ISKCON Chicago, Visvakarma Das, Departs

People

By Acarya-nistha Das

On April 8th, at 5:34pm His Grace Visvakarma Das departed this world. A beloved friend and guide to many, Visvakarma Das dedicated his entire life to the service of Lord Krsna. The past 22 years he spent devotedly cooking for the ISKCON Chicago community, amazing devotees with his…

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Slight Limp by Bhaktimarga Swami

People are noticing a slight limp in my walk.  It's been there for a little while now.  I would attribute this imperfection in my movement to the long distances of walking on roads where the shoulders slant.  At least one Oriental chiropractic therapist in Toronto told me to make a deliberate straight thrust forward with both the right and the left legs.  I know that he is correct, that I must simply de-program myself from the very conditioning my body has gone…
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Step Out To Step Up

 
By Achyut Gopal Das


Don't live the same day over and over again and call that a life. Life is about evolving mentally, spiritually and emotionally.…
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