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May 2017 Blog Posts (148)


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LOVE-and-PEACE and the RASCAL! by Kadamba Kanana Swami

When we come to the spiritual platform, we think life is only love and only peace, that there is only one feeling, one emotion… LOVE-and-PEACE.

But no, no, no… true spiritual emotions are not only lovey-dovey, it is also YOU RASCAL! We know one of Prabhupada’s favourite words was rascal. In fact, I didn’t even know the word before I started reading Prabhupada’s…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on May 24, 2017 at 4:27pm — No Comments


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Australian leaders Meeting

Devotees came from all over Australia to attend the ISKCON three day Annual General Meeting, which was held at Melbourne temple.

Temple President, Aniruddha Das, and a wonderful team of devotees looked after everyone very nicely with…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on May 24, 2017 at 4:25pm — No Comments


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To be satisfied by Kadamba Kanana Swami

The Bhagavad-gita says that there is austerity of the body, austerity of speech and austerity of the mind. One of the austerities of the mind is to be satisfied. This is interesting. How is it an austerity to be satisfied?

It means that when everything is proper, when all the proper arrangements are made and when things are favourable in spiritual life, then one…

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GBC Opposes Brooklyn Temple Sale

ISKCON's Radha Govinda Mandir (Bharati Center) at 305 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

On Monday May 15th ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission hosted a Town Hall Meeting to explain why it is opposing the pending sale of Brooklyn’s Radha Govinda Mandir, and what it plans to do about it.

The sale has been a matter of…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on May 24, 2017 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Square feet sponsors of Mayapur Institute's upcoming new Campus

Students who sponsored one or more square feet construction of the Mayapur Institute's new campus are gifted with Srila Prabhupada's lotus feet during Graduation Ceremony.

Added by Mayapur Institute on May 24, 2017 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Bhakti Vaibhava Students receiving certificates during Graduation Ceremony 2016-17

5 Students receiving Bhakti Vaibhava Certificates during Graduation Ceremony 2016-17

Added by Mayapur Institute on May 24, 2017 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Hearing...

This hearing is very important for progressing in Krishna consciousness -The Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 10

Added by Mayapur Institute on May 24, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments

Graduation Ceremony - Ohe Vaishnava Thakur....

raduation Ceremony - Ohe Vaishnava Thakur....sung by Bhakti Sastri (Ladies) students

Added by Mayapur Institute on May 23, 2017 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Did You See Your Doctor?

Since my childhood, I have an abnormal growth in my Tonsil Glands. This causes me not to feel the pain in my glands, whenever I suffer a "soar-throat". As a result, I do not get any severe warning or symptoms, before I run into…
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Added by Jaideep Mukherjee on May 22, 2017 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Sravanam

The beginning of Krishna consciousness and devotional service is hearing, in Sanskrit called "sravanam" – The Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 10. At MI, you get to hear from the internationally recognized faculty.

Added by Mayapur Institute on May 22, 2017 at 8:06pm — No Comments


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Overcoming Pornography Addiction By Dhameshvara Mahaprabhu Dasa

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 temptations, knowing of…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on May 22, 2017 at 6:07pm — 3 Comments


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Real education By Urmila Devi dasi

“In the last week of the last year of school, students sweat at the thought of the final exam. When they’ve passed their exams and earned their degrees, they’ll be entitled to call themselves educated.

But the Vedic culture has a different standard. The sage Canakya, whose proverbs Srila Prabhupda would often quote, tested a person’s education by three questions…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on May 22, 2017 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments


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Purpose of education: Reviving our spiritual identity By Jaganmohini Devi Dasi

HH Bhakti Svarupa Damodara Swami regularly emphasized, purpose of education is to educate the students about the meaning and purpose of life – the very first tenets of spirituality. To facilitate this synthetic approach of spirituality within education Bhakti Svarupa Damodara Swami conceived annual conference to be organized every year in different holy cities of India…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on May 22, 2017 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments


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Panchagauda Prabhu Interview

Panchagauda holds the record as the longest standing temple president in Vrndavan India – 8 Years-

He joined ISKCON in 1976 in Buffalo NY, then moved to Miami and managed temples there for many years.

When I met him in Vrndavan this year, (2017) he was calm and casual. He seemed to have all the time in the world for…

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HELPLESS IN GOOD TIMES By Kesava Krsna dasa – GRS

There are a myriad of instructions on how to chant japa. All of them serve to help us achieve success. In spite of the varied nuances and techniques, why are we plagued with anarthas, struggling to reach a semblance of nistha, from which to springboard to higher levels of attainment? With thousands of shades of advice available, it seems only a select few are privileged…

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Meeting Srila Prabhupada By HG Bhuvana Pavani Devi Dasi

Lord Caitanya then inquired: What is the most profitable thing in the world, the essence of all auspicious events? Ramananda Raya replied that there is nothing as profitable as the association of pure devotees.” (Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Page 341)

When did I meet Srila Prabhupada? The year Srila Prabhupada arrived in Butler, Pa. (Sept. 1965). Is it possible I…

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Iskcon Informational Town Hall Meeting At The Brooklyn Public Library

By the GBC Brooklyn Temple Sale Committee

The pending sale of the ISKCON Brooklyn Temple (Radha Govinda Mandir) has generated interest, concern and even controversy in ISKCON, not just in the New York Metropolitan Area but also around the world, especially in light of the GBC Body’s stated opposition to the sale (see attached GBC Resolution no. 314). In order to…

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How to break habits

Answers supplied by H.H. Romapada Swami

Question: My question is how to break habits? How can one become serious and follow Srila Prabhupada’s instructions more closely?

Answer: Retraction of bad habits was compared by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura as being synonymous to the jiva’s returning back to the spiritual world, because in effect these bad habits are…

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The “bomb” he dropped on my life By Gargamuni das

It was 1981 and early in my senior year of high school, I was walking out of the East Brook Mall in Willimantic Connecticut with two friends named Steve Walton and Clyde Hall. In my hand I was holding a bag with Jimmy Hendrix’s “Axis Bold As Love” album in it, that I had just purchased at Music World. I had loved Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced”. and had played it again…

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Vaishnava Compassion and Srila Prabhupada By Giriraj Swami

Hearing His Holiness Niranjana Swami’s wonderful talk, I felt we were being elevated to the spiritual world. He quoted from Visnujana Maharaja. Visnujana had a program in which he went by boat along the Ganges River, in Bengal, and chanted the holy names all day, stopping at villages along the way and chanting and speaking…

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