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May 30th H H Bhakti Vidyapurna Swami speaks on S.B. 4.4.11 - from Mayapur

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.11



devy uvāca

na yasya loke 'sty atiśāyanaḥ priyas

tathāpriyo deha-bhṛtāḿ priyātmanaḥ

tasmin samastātmani mukta-vairake

ṛte bhavantaḿ katamaḥ pratīpayet



SYNONYMS:

devī uvāca — the blessed goddess said; na — not; yasya — of whom; loke — in the material world; asti — is; atiśāyanaḥ — having no rival; priyaḥ — dear; tathā — so; apriyaḥ — enemy; deha-bhṛtām — bearing material bodies;… Continue

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Characteristics of Pure Devotional Service

Characteristics of Pure Devotional Service:







In Srimad-Bhagavatam, Srila Kapiladeva, while instructing His mother, has given the following characteristics of pure devotional service: "My dear mother, those who are My pure devotees, and who have no desire for material benefit or philosophical speculation, have their minds so much engaged in My service that they are… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on May 31, 2010 at 1:05pm — 8 Comments


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Remembering Srila Prabhupada - On Speaking Strongly in Srila Prabhupada's Service

On Speaking Strongly in Srila Prabhupada's Service



The Krsna consciousness movement declares war against bogus incarnations. The bogus propaganda put out by people claiming to be God has killed God consciousness all over the world. Members of the Krsna consciousness movement must be very alert to defy these rascals who are presently misleading the whole world. One such rascal, known as Paundraka, appeared before Lord Krsna, and the Lord immediately killed him. Of course, those…

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 5 Text 2

Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 5 Text 2

yad rupam yad adhisthanam

yatah srstam idam prabho

yat samstham yat param yac ca

tat tattvam vada tattvatah



yat -- what; rupam -- the symptoms of manifestation; yat -- what; adhisthanam -- background; yatah -- from where; srstam -- created; idam -- this world; prabho -- O my father; yat -- in which; samstham -- conserved; yat -- what; param -- under control; yat -- what are; ca -- and; tat -- of this; tattvam -- the…

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Sri Radhe-Krsna's playful pastimes (vihara)

Sri Radhe-Krsna's playful pastimes (vihara) - Kusuma-sarovara







One morning, Srimati Radhika and Her sakhis came to the bank of Kusuma-sarovara to pick beli, cameli, juhi, kanera, campaka and other flowers that bloomed here. Srimati Radhika saw a tree with a branch full of flowers. Knowing that she was coming to Kusuma-sarovara to pick flowers, playful Krsna had… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on May 30, 2010 at 12:36pm — 9 Comments

Chandan Yatra Festival at ISKCON Vrindavan

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May 29th H.G. Jahnudwip prabhu speaks on S.B. 4.4.10 - from Mayapur

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.10



jagarha sāmarṣa-vipannayā girā

śiva-dviṣaḿ dhūma-patha-śrama-smayam

sva-tejasā bhūta-gaṇān samutthitān

nigṛhya devī jagato 'bhiśṛṇvataḥ



SYNONYMS:

jagarha — began to condemn; sā — she; amarṣa-vipannayā — indistinct through anger; girā — with words; śiva-dviṣam — the enemy of Lord Śiva; dhūma-patha — in sacrifices; śrama — by troubles; smayam — very proud; sva-tejasā — by her… Continue

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Sri Radha-rasa-sudha-nidhi

Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati's

Sri Radha-rasa-sudha-nidhi

(The Nectar Moon of Sri Radha's Sweetness)







1. The four goals of life, which begin with material piety, may be glorious to some people, but I think they are useless. Why should I waste my time talking about them? Other people may place on their heads the path of devotional service to the Supreme… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on May 29, 2010 at 3:17pm — 6 Comments

May 28th H.H. Bhaktisiddanta Swami speaks on S.B. 4.4.8-9 - from Mayapur

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.4.8



saudarya-sampraśna-samartha-vārtayā

mātrā ca mātṛ-ṣvasṛbhiś ca sādaram

dattāḿ saparyāḿ varam āsanaḿ ca sā

nādatta pitrāpratinanditā satī



SYNONYMS:

saudarya — of her sisters; sampraśna — with the greetings; samartha — proper; vārtayā — tidings; mātrā — by her mother; ca — and; mātṛ-svasṛbhiḥ — by her aunts; ca — and; sa-ādaram — along with respect; dattām — which was offered; saparyām —… Continue

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Remembering Srila Prabhupada - On Speaking Strongly in Srila Prabhupada's Service

On Speaking Strongly in Srila Prabhupada's Service



In 1975 there was much protest in American newspapers over Srila Prabhupada's assertion that women are less intelligent than men. Several women reporters came to interview Srila Prabhupada, but he would not compromise with them. Totally frustrated, a lady journalist once stormed out, slamming the door. Srila Prabhupada just laughed. The press coverage went from bad to worse, but Srila Prabhupada stood by his principles.

A…

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 5 Text 1

Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 5 Text 1

narada uvaca

deva-deva namas te 'stu

bhuta-bhavana purvaja

tad vijanihi yaj jnanam

atma-tattva-nidarsanam



naradah uvaca -- Sri Narada said; deva -- of all demigods; deva -- the demigod; namah -- obeisances; te -- unto you as; astu -- are; bhuta-bhavana -- the generator of all living beings; purva-ja -- the firstborn; tat vijanihi -- please explain that knowledge; yat jnanam -- which…

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Story of Lord Krishna

Story of Lord Krishna - SRIMAD BHAGAVATA by Krsna-Dwaipayana Vyasa



The Killing of the Demon Aghasura









1. One day Krsna decided to take His breakfast as a picnic in the forest. Having risen early in the morning, He blew His bugle made of horn and woke all the cowherd… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on May 27, 2010 at 3:33pm — 7 Comments

COW FEEDING Program on VYSASA PUJA Celebrations

COW FEEDING Program on VYSASA PUJA Celebrations


Hare Krsna Prabhuji's / Mataji's,


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Remembering Srila Prabhupada - On Speaking Strongly in Srila Prabhupada's Service

On Speaking Strongly in Srila Prabhupada's Service



To the devotees it was inconceivable. Why had Prabhupada, in the middle of his talk, invited a crazy hippie onto stage, given him a microphone and a seat, and then argued with him to the point of yelling and shouting? And all before an audience of twenty thousand!



Bhavananda: One man who had helped organize the pandal protested, "Oh, Swamiji has gotten angry. This is not good." But Srila Prabhupada… Continue

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 4 Text 25

Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 4 Text 25

etad evatma-bhu rajan

naradaya viprcchate

veda-garbho 'bhyadhat saksad

yad aha harir atmanah





etat -- on this matter; eva -- exactly; atma-bhuh -- the firstborn (Brahmaji); rajan -- my dear King; naradaya -- unto Narada Muni; viprcchate -- having inquired about it from; veda-garbhah -- one who is impregnated with Vedic knowledge from birth; abhyadhat -- apprised; saksat -- directly;…
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Gita Govinda

Gita Govinda - Sakhi's request to Radha

Song by Jayadeva Gosvami







When Radha saw Krsna enjoying affectionate exchanges with all the cowherd maidens in the groves of Vrndavana, she became indignant because he had not acknowledged her eminence. She immediately departed for another part of the forest and hid herself inside a shady bower that resounded with the… Continue

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Remembering Srila Prabhupada - On Speaking Strongly in Srila Prabhupada's Service

On Speaking Strongly in Srila Prabhupada's Service



At a public lecture in Glasgow, a young man stood up and loudly declared, ''I am God!'' ''You are not God,'' Srila Prabhupada retorted, ''you are dog!" (From Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta Vol. 5 Ch. 4) And that man also thanked Prabhupada.

At a pandala program in Delhi, Srila Prabhupada called a belligerent American hippie onto the stage in the middle of his lecture.

"Have you realized yourself ?" the young man…

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 4 Text 24

Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 4 Text 24

namas tasmai bhagavate

vasudevaya vedhase

papur jnanam ayam saumya

yan-mukhamburuhasavam



namah -- my obeisances; tasmai -- unto Him; bhagavate -- unto the Personality of Godhead; vasudevaya -- unto Vasudeva or His incarnations; vedhase -- the compiler of the Vedic literatures; papuh -- drunk; jnanam -- knowledge; ayam -- this Vedic knowledge; saumyah -- the devotees, especially the…

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Nectar - Puppets in the hands of Krsna...

I had a nice experience in Columbus Ohio at Ohio State

University. It was the 7th day I'd worked the school and I

usually don't work the same place that long so I was getting a little

ready

to move on.



I was approaching people and not many were taking, but I continued and

then

all of a sudden I handed the book to this wonderful soul and he

practically

exploded in jubilation. He said, "Woa! This is incredible!"



He started going off about how he… Continue

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Nectar - Books to book Shops

Once I was distributing books in Melbourne with Dhruva prabhu. We

decided to go to Geelong just an hour and a half south of Melbourne.

Dhruva

prabhu went the day before and I was due to meet him the next day. I

got caught

up doing things and although wanting to get out early did not reach

Geelong

till 3pm. Anyway I thought the day was lost as I would get to where

Dhruva was

with no result.

Just prior to this I had been experimenting with wholesaling… Continue

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