Connecting Devotees Worldwide - In Service Of Srila Prabhupada
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"The state of conditioned life in the material world is just like that of a man lying unconscious, having been bitten by a snake. This is because both such unconscious states can be ended by the sound of a mantra.” -The Nectar of Devotion, Chapter…Continue
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In this article, I begin with a confession of what I experience as a common experience for men with an addiction to pornography, based on my life and deep empathetic conversations with others. I will share what I believe to be the way to overcome this addiction in Krishna consciousness. This includes the necessity of an environment with minimal…
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ISKCON’s Govardhan Eco Village (GEV, http://www.ecovillage.org.in) won the National Agri-Tourism Award for its initiative of Eco-Tourism as a catalyst for Rural Development. The Award…
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Display panels in the exhibition Light of the Bhagavata. In the foreground is the cover of the last edition of the book in Portuguese.
Many works of art with sacred themes have been painted under the inspiration of ISKCON-founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. These paintings were originally intended to illustrate books by Prabhupada, author of many…Continue
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Our Haight Street apartment in San Francisco was constructed after the great earthquake of 1906. There was an old iron fireplace with a mantel in the front room. On the mantel we kept our little doo-dads and sacred objects, like our gods-eye, a couple of photos of the Swami, and some shells and pretty rocks. One day in mid-February, 1967, I noticed a brightly painted…Continue
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Muslim and Vaishnava scholars gather in D.C. for their most recent dialogue (Anuttama Das and Dr. Saunallah Kirmani are seated together on the far right)
By Anuttama das and Sanaullah Kirmani
We live in a world dominated by reports of religious tension and conflict. The sources of such are long and complex, and not the focus of our paper…Continue
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There were times when the mainstream media lumped us ‘Hare Krishna’s’ with the weird mix of pseudo religions and charlatan led cults, whose existence caused consternation among the establishment and parents alike. When out on book distribution, we would often be confronted with, “Are you sure you are not one of those dangerous David Koresh Heavens Gate suicide pact…Continue
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Two court cases under the anti-terrorism amendments Irina Spring once again call into question the adequacy of the guardians of law and order. In the first case, the FSB insists that conduct worship services in a residential building are prohibited. In simple terms — encroach on the right to pray in his apartment.
At the same time in …Continue
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Srila Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja never compromised in His preaching, nor will I nor should any of my students. We are firmly convinced that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and all other are His part and parcel servants. This we must declare boldly to the whole world, that they should not foolishly dream of world peace unless they are…Continue
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When one links his ears to give aural reception to the transcendental vibrations, he can quickly become purified and cleansed in the heart. -The Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 10. At MI you get wonderful opportunity to hear from the world class…Continue
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In the Narada Pancharatra, it is said bhakti begins only after we give up our material designations that is connected to our body and mind. As long as we are connected to the body and mind, any devotion we perform is mixed devotion (mixed with karma and knowledge).
When a soul engages in service to Krishna from his constitutional position as servant, then that service is called bhakti. Any service to Krishna thinking I am this body/mind becomes mixed.…
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We are very pleased to announce that a team of Engineers from the Manufacturing Company in Moscow that built the parts for the TOVP Kalashes has arrived in Mayapur.
A group of six engineers came to our site to assemble the grand Kalashes and no time was wasted as they enthusiastically began the work without delay. When Bhavananda…
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"We are instructed to “surrender”; and at the same time, Srila Prabhupada encourages us to achieve apparently impossible tasks, like “Krishna-izing” the whole world, and becoming fully qualified spiritual masters in our own right."
“Is my Krishna consciousness completely dependent on the mercy of the spiritual master and…
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Philosophy – from the Greek words:
philo – love of, affinity for;
sophos – wisdom.
Philosophy – the love of wisdom
Wisdom – from the Old Norse visdomr – the ability to think and act utilising knowledge, experience, understanding, discernment, insight and common sense – coupled with just judgment as to action.
Philosophy means the love of…
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In the association of vaisnavas, especially advanced vaisnavas, we become uplifted beyond our normal limitations of holding onto material security. We hesitate about jumping forward in spiritual life, that Krsna will catch us, that Krsna will provide, that Krsna always protects his devotee.
But some devotees die and not in good ways. Where was Krsna then? Was he…Continue
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