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May 2017 Blog Posts (148)


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Vyasa-puja Festival 2017 – Part 2

Written by Uddhava

On Monday evening (24 April), everyone gathered in the temple room for bhajans. Maharaj started mellow and slow but by the end of the evening, everyone was on their feet and dancing. You can relive the…

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Crying for Krishna

“The three words, namely Hara, Krishna and Rama, are transcendental seeds of the maha-mantra, and the chanting is a spiritual call for the Lord and His internal energy, Hara, for giving protection to the conditioned soul. The chanting is exactly like a genuine cry by the child for the mother. Mother Hara helps in achieving the grace of the supreme father, Hari, or…

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After 40 Years, ISKCON Baltimore Expands to 12,000 Sq Ft Temple

Devotees work on the front of the temple building

Last week’s Sunday Feast kirtan was an emotional experience for ISKCON Baltimore devotees, who shed tears even as they danced and chanted ecstatically together.

The rip-roaring session was their last Sunday kirtan in their old temple, a 2,500 square-foot house where…

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VIHE Holds International Vaishnavi Retreat at Govardhan

The 7thannual VIHE International Vaishnavi Retreat at Govardhana (India) concluded on March 26. The 6-day program, dedicated to celebrating Srila Prabhupada’s mercy upon womankind, had as its special theme “Windows to the Spiritual World”.  In other words, it focused on art, specifically painting.

The Bal Krsna Bhawan hall in the village of Jatipura, home of…

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Soft Love by Sutapa Das

"Truth be told, we often think the world revolves around us."

At 7.30am every morning, the temple residents and community gather for philosophical discussion. This morning’s speaker was emphasizing how insignificant we are. It seems to be a running theme through the scriptures, with innumerable stories and passages reminding us…

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Constructive Response to Destructive Criticism

"The only way envious people can bring themselves into limelight is by harassing the saintly. How would anyone ever know about the dark planet Rāhu if it would not perform its regular task of eclipsing the sun?"

— Subhāṣita-ratna-bhāṇḍāgāra, Durjana-nindā

When we try to do anything worthwhile, some people will criticize us.…

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Bhagavad gita As It Is - 8.13

TEXT 13
om ity ekaksaram brahma

vyaharan mam anusmaran

yah prayati tyajan deham

sa yati paramam gatim

SYNONYMS…
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Episode 8: Lessons from New York!

(I had to make a comprehensive parts list detailing out the size and length of every piece of lumber required to build the chariot. This was not only  needed to order the lumber, it was also how I was able to estimate the costs for every part and figure out quite closely how much the entire cart would cost to build.)

“At the present moment, India may be compared to the lame man and…

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