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Loving relationships with devotees by Varshana Swami

Hare Krishna

Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.12.15 Speaker: HH Varshana Swami Location: ISKCON New Vrindaban

agnau gurav atmani ca sarva-bhutesv adhoksajam bhutaih sva-dhamabhih pasyed apravistam pravistavat

TRANSLATION: One should realize that in the fire, in the spiritual master, in one’s self and in all living entities-in all circumstances and conditions-the…

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Etiquette in Management

By Bhakti Caru Swami

ISKCON is a spiritual organization personally established by Srila Prabhupada. We must take care that it doesn’t become material. Anything (husband-wife relationship, Deity worship, even prasadam) can turn material by one’s consciousness. In any Society, there must be some organization and management, otherwise there will be chaos. Even in the spiritual…

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Spiritual Fasting By Yamuna Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead

With spiritual fasting, you may not make headlines,

but you’ll make headway on the path back to Godhead.

What do Mahatma Gandhi, Dick Gregory, Jane Fonda, Norman Mailer, Bolivian dissidents, British suffragettes, and Irish revolutionaries have in common? Well, for one thing, at one time or another and for one…

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Living the Dream, Scandinavia Rathayatra Tour 2019

By Parasuram dasa

In 1902 Srila Prabhupada personally organized the first Iskcon Rathayatra Festival, in Calcutta, he was eight years old.

“Like the festival at Puri, Abhay’s Ratha-yatra ran for eight consecutive days. His family members gathered, and the neighborhood children joined in a procession, pulling the cart, playing…

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Yoga Magazine Publishes Ten-Page Feature on Srila Prabhupada’s Life and Legacy

People

By Madhava Smullen

Yoga Magazine in the UK has published a ten-page feature article in its June issue, written by ISKCON devotees, on the life and spiritual legacy of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada.

Yoga Magazine says it is “the number one yoga, health and fitness brand in the…

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Sticks, Costumes, a Drum and a Dream by Bhaktimarga Swami



Several practices led to an excellent presentation made by the young women of this community.  It was back at New Year's, January 1st, when at the tail end of a Prabhupada Festival, I mentioned to one of our Ukrainian girls: "It would be nice if we could develop…
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Brave The Street by Bhaktimarga Swami

Jai and I decided to brave the street and walk to the dock from the ashram.  I say ‘brave’ because we were both fatigued from the previous day's hectic but sweet activities.  There were options for reaching that destination by subway, car, uber, taxi and more, but it is always my experience that energy is produced from output.  Jai and I put it out.


We made it in time to meet with Ananda Gauranga and crew, who were…
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The Vanaprastha-asrama and its practical application

By Jaya Gaurasundara dasa

A. Introduction

1. What is vanaprastha?

The word vanaprastha is composed of the words vana, meaning “forest” and prastha, meaning “to go,” so a vanaprastha is “One has gone to the forest.” Vanaprastha is an asrama in the Vedic varnasrama system. An asrama can be both a…

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What’s Wrong with Our Politicians – Three Examples of Perfect Leadership

By Rama Vigraha Dasa

From Back to Godhead

To say that most politicians are incompetent, and in many cases downright dishonest, isn’t very controversial. We’ve all read about their blunders, their tricks, and their schemes. So the aim of this article is not to give proof of their failure to bring about world peace and…

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Becoming Free From The Flaw Of Envy

“The word ‘envy’ is applied in many places and is used in connection to various things – envy of another’s good fortune, being disturbed at seeing the wealth of others, displeasure and jealousy etc. are some of the various examples. Wherever the word ‘matsarya’ (envy) has been explained in the Vaisnava scriptures, it is fully understood that its influence is the…

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Culture All The Way by Bhaktimarga Swami





No walking today, although brain and heart were on…
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Purchased by love by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Duryodhana was working very hard to win people over to his side and he was successful in some cases. Some karmi leaders were coming along with their armies and they were being received very nicely. They thought that they were going to fight for Yudhisthira and Yudhisthira made all such arrangements for them, but it turned out that it was Duryodhana. So then they felt so indebted, that they instead fought on Duryodhana’s side.…

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I was walking with a companion by Bhaktimarga Swami



I was walking with a companion  tonight on Dupont Street.  After a long, busy, busy day, I needed some down time so did my companion.  We walked west on Dupont for quite some distance, and then south on Christie.  


My companion…
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Kids’ Bhagavatam Program Gives Children Taste for the Spotless Purana

Activism
 
By Madhava Smullen 

Beginning as simple home sessions, a program designed to teach young children the Srimad-Bhagavatam will soon be offered…

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The Illusion of Heavenly Planets

By Khonika Gope-Kumar

Like many others, I had a misconception that the 7 subterranean planets mentioned in the scriptures are actually hellish planets meant for punishing the sinners. Hell no! (no pun intended)

The seven subterranean planets, i.e. those are below the…

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The Root of Anger By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead

A therapist draws on Lord Krsna’s teachings to help a child control his rage.

THE HOSPITAL ROOM SMELLS strongly of antiseptic as I walk in. Chris sits on his bed, immersed in rapidly pushing buttons with his thumbs.

“Nintendo?” I ask nonchalantly, breaking his concentration.

“Play Station,” he replies,…

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Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Jakarta 2019

By Hari Narayana Dasa

This time it was the occasion for the celebration of the 8th annual Rath yatra festival in the capital city of Jakarta, on the occasion of Jakarnaval at the time of the 492nd anniversary of Jakarta. Devotees sang melodious harinaam, and danced and pulled the rath.The excitement kept swelling, in the heart of the Capital…

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Festival of India in London by Bhaktimarga Swami

 


Robin is from the…
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“Everything for Krishna . . .” by Giriraj Swami

In Calcutta, 1971, the temple was in quite a bad state because the temple president had become preoccupied in an incense business he had started to raise funds. In the course of his absorption in the business, the devotees in the temple were being neglected. He hardly spent any time with them, and they really had no one to look after them. They were barely surviving. A strong-bodied devotee named Sudama Vipra, who had belonged to the Hell’s…

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Drama - Gita: Concise by Bhaktimarga Swami





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