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May 2009 Blog Posts (18)

Self Reformation - Part II

When a neophyte devotee has risen to the madhyama platform, sadhana is absolutely necessary to maintain him in that position. If he becomes slack in sadhana, he rapidly reverts to the neophyte condition. Therefore, the essential prerequisite for both creating and sustaining a madhyama society is intense common commitment to sadhana."



Any devotee who wants to institute reform must begin with himself. The prerequisite for coming to the madhyama stage is to be a strict follower of the… Continue

Added by vibhava krsna das on May 31, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

the best things to do

best words to speak - Hare Krishna
best words to hear - the Bhagwad Gita
best scene - his universal form
best food to taste - his prasadam

Added by subhashish dasgupta on May 31, 2009 at 11:16am — No Comments

108 names of Srimati Raharani

(uttered by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, according to tradition)





srimad radha rasa-mayi rasa-jna rasika tatha

rasesvari rasa-bhakti rasa-purna rasa-prada



rangini rasa-lubdha ca rasa-mandala-karini

rasa-vilasini radha radhika rasa-purnada



rama-ratna ratna-mayi ratna-mala su-sobhana

raktosthi rakta-nayana raktotpala-vidharini



ramani raamani gopii vrindavana-vilasini

nana-ratna-vicitrangi… Continue

Added by Vanitha on May 30, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

Bhagavd Gita and Management, Hare Krisna

One of the greatest contributions of India to the world is Holy Gita which is considered to be one of the first revelations from God. The spiritual philosophy and management lessons in this holy book were brought in to light of the world by the great Sri Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Swamiji. the greatest philosopher of India. Maharishi calls the Bhagavad-Gita the essence of Vedic Literature and a complete guide to practical life. It provides "all that is needed to raise the… Continue

Added by bhattathiri on May 30, 2009 at 2:51am — 2 Comments

Self Reformation

Hare Krsna,



Based on an article of HG Ravindra Swaroop Prabhu this makes an interesting read for the struggling sadhakas like me on how to chalk out properly their path of devotion and how important it is to follow the principles rigidly to get that HIGHER TASTE in our spiritual lives.



"In all spiritual affairs, one's first duty is to control his mind and senses. Unless one controls his mind and senses, one cannot make any advancement in spiritual life. Everyone within… Continue

Added by vibhava krsna das on May 25, 2009 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Inspiring Devotees!!..!!

There are few things I am proud of one of them is the fact that almost all of my God brothers and God Sisters who I have met so far are very sincere and serious devotees. They inspire and encourage others in the path of Bhakti and hence I look up to them. This pride however is mixed with the aspiration of being like them some day, well! hopefully someday soon.



I wish to share a little incident of how a grihasta couple comprising of two aspiring disciples of my Gurudev, in their own… Continue

Added by Ankita Sharma on May 25, 2009 at 1:10pm — 3 Comments

A very inspiring song

This famous immortal Hari-Bhajan, is based on the composition of the great Vaishnava saint, Sri Sri Haridas Thakur(1512-1607), and was recorded and filmed during the B & W days of Cinema. It is amazing that the song was sung by a muslim singer - Mohammed Rafi, whose voice is so brilliant. This song will always be sung eternally, as it originated from Haridas Thakur, the great Vaishnava Saint, who was initiated by the Lord Himself.Here's the link to this… Continue

Added by Sanjeev Kumar Punj on May 22, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Gita Nagari Retreat 2009: Weather Forecast



View Invitation here

http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?event=FIYLSLBOFAKASDWNKGIS&li=iq&src=email





Weather forecast message from The Gita Nagari Organizing team for the Memorial Day retreat 2009



Message about Gita Nagari Retreat 2009: Weather Forecast





Dear Devotees,



Hare Krsna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.



Gita… Continue

Added by Hemant on May 22, 2009 at 1:19am — No Comments

Possibility of virtual kirtans

It is possible these days to have many users connected across the world singing/chanting/playing musical instruments at the same moment in time, from points across the world.

How this can help devotees connect is left to your imagination.

The most easy system for such a "synchronised real time jamming" is available as open source software called NINJAM. You would require just two basic softwares to install on your system, REAPER and NINJAM, and then you can connect to servers that… Continue

Added by Sanjeev Kumar Punj on May 19, 2009 at 1:59pm — 3 Comments

Chanting in the Middle East

Since 1999, I developed an intense desire to experience Krishna Consciousness once again, and this time not in India, but in an Islamic Country.Eventually my prayers were answered. Although public Kirtans still remain a very distant possibility, nevertheless Kirtans and get-togethers happen on a weekly basis and celebrations of important events like Janamashtmi, Radha-Ashtmi take place with increasing frequency here. This is a good sign for the people here, and they can take benefit from this… Continue

Added by Sanjeev Kumar Punj on May 18, 2009 at 6:45am — 6 Comments

Mayapur, ever so blissful

The chandan yatra festival in Mayapur is so mesmerizing that devotees are bathing in its delight each and every day. I happened to be there for three days and simply got floored. Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madhav are adorning enchanting new hues everyday. The forms of Sri Sri Radha Neel Madhav was simply scintillating to the heart. It is simply amazing to see how devotees are decorating their Lordships so artistically. Accompanied by heartrending kirtan, the whole atmosphere is… Continue

Added by Chitra Datta on May 14, 2009 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

Srimad Bhagavatam Katha video Canto-1 Chapter -7 in hindi By Achal Krishna Prabhu

First (Seema mataji's house)



http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=458750532488114480



Second (Pramod prabhuji and Kamini mataji's house)



http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2108862478343164588



Third (Suhrit Krishna prabhuji and Vishnupadi mataji's house)



http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3632795142178654913



Fourth (Saubhagya Sundari mataji and Sundar Gopal prabhuji's… Continue

Added by padmanabha das on May 14, 2009 at 3:31am — No Comments

More races of celestial beings

Other races



Of the less spoken of and less known races some form of description should be given.



Kinnaras

are celestials who sing similar to Ghandarvas however they resemble Centars of the Greek origin, in as much as they have a horse portion on the lower half and a human on the upper half. They are noted for living within the Asram of Kashyapa muni and the palace of Indra in Swarga. Whenever there is some major event they always show up also. Like the swayambara of… Continue

Added by Jagganath dasa on May 12, 2009 at 9:36pm — No Comments

About me and my Guru Maharaj and ISKCON

I was initiated in 1978 by a saint of the Ramakrishna Order. He is a great saint, though a lot of people might want to label the Ramakrishna order as an impersonalist sect. This is untrue, as I have received the most personal guidance from him since I met him. When I took him to ISKCON Bangalore once, he danced like a child before the deities and danced around the Tulasi plant. he is now 91 years of age, and only Krishna knows how long he has to live in the mortal frame.He has read and… Continue

Added by Sanjeev Kumar Punj on May 11, 2009 at 7:27pm — 1 Comment

Overveiw of the celestial village

I have compiled these profiles on different races of beings for the general knowledge of people



I didnt use Wiki as its writen by atheist I just read and know Mahabharata Ramayana and puranas



I figure due to the ignorance on the topic of the various celstial beings I should write on it



this is about as bonified information as you will come across. I have drawn my sources from the works of Madhvacacarya and many other great teachers of our… Continue

Added by Jagganath dasa on May 9, 2009 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Guru & Gauranga's sheer mercy : Gita Nagari Retreat 2009 - Complete Event Schedule



On behalf of Gita Nagari organizing Team...



Dear Devotees,



Hare Krsna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.



Below is the event schedule for this year's Gita Nagari Retreat:



Gita Nagari Retreat 2009 - Event Schedule



Friday, May 22th 2009

Evening Program: Gaura Aratika

Evening Class: "Loving Relationships: Begin with Receiving" His Holiness Romapäda… Continue

Added by Hemant on May 8, 2009 at 9:34pm — No Comments

May 22nd Retreat at Gita Nagari Dham "Cultivating Loving Relationships with Vaisnavas"

Host: H H Romapada Swami Maharaja

Location: Sri Gita Nagari Dham

Road No. 1, P.O. Box 839

Port Royal, PA US



When: Friday, May 22, 12:00PM

Phone: (717) 527-4101

Hare Krishna !!!









Sri Sri Gita Nagari Dham ki Jai !!! The appreciation and gratitude expressed by each and every person attending Gita Nagari Retreats is an indication of how eagerly we all look forward to this event each year. Our thanks goes out to His Holiness Romapada… Continue

Added by Hemant on May 5, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

All Roads lead to Krishna..

If you are in India and you mix around with people at large or ocassionaly even switch open the idiot box and come across religious channels like sadhana, shradha or whatever, you will not fail to notice that how people so fervently follow some Guru or some organization. These Gurus may offer either Nirvana, Salvation, Sense gratification or ocassionaly Bhakti. In such situations what dawns over my mind is what Krishna says in Bhagvad Gita -



Every one is on a path to… Continue

Added by Ankita Sharma on May 1, 2009 at 5:43pm — No Comments

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