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May 2018 Blog Posts (241)


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Chanting is sacred communication!

By Mahatma Prabhu

Chanting is very important, if you strive to upgrade your chanting it will make such a huge difference in your Krishna Consciousness. 

QUOTE: “Japa is not a ritual. It is not a mechanical, mindless, robotic process. It is an offering of the heart, a pleading for mercy, a begging to be accepted by the Lord. It is a crying of the soul to be…

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Hearing and chanting Krishna’s names brings perfection.

Vaisesika Das: I can’t stop thinking about the big kirtans we had at ISV (our temple in San Jose, Ca) on Lord Rama’s appearance day. My mind keeps going back to those kirtans, wanting to relive them.

On that day, the devotees danced and sang together for hours in…

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Bonds of Love: Vrndavana Vilasini Devi Dasi

Vrndavana Vilasini was attached to a hippie life of independence but found that lifestyle to be no protection from painful events and the intense suffering they caused. In her travels around America, she met devotees, heard the holy name, and took prasada. Finally, she ended up back in Seattle, Washington, her hometown.

One day, I was visiting the Seattle temple when the president, Makhanlal, said to me, “Do…

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Hari Sauri Retires, Bhaktivedanta Research Centre Continues

By Madhava Smullen 

Due to significant health challenges, Hari Sauri Das has retired from active service as the Co-Director of the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC) in Kolkata, West Bengal. 

Hari Sauri, well-known for his Transcendental Diary book series about his time as Srila Prabhupada’s personal servant, served with the BRC since its…

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Mayapur Institute: “Are You Growing In Your Spiritual Life?”

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By Anantashesh Das

It is an arduous journey for a seed to grow into a plant and ultimately into a fruit yielding tree. Left alone in the wild, a seed may not grow as it falls on a rocky ground instead of soil. There may be too little water…

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Searching for fulfilment

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

The material world that we live in has been created by the Supreme Lord and his agents. However creation of this world was not the desire of the Supreme Lord. He does not want this material world but actually we do. We, the living entities, wanted this material world because we wanted to be in a place away from Krsna where we could be the ‘Lord’ and the…

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A Spiritual Masterpiece

Every day during the auspicious Purusottama month, I read the fifteenth chapter of the Bhagavad-gita, “Purusottama-yoga”—“The Yoga of the Supreme Person,” in which the seventh verse is one of the most significant.

mamaivamso jiva-loke 

jiva bhutah sanatanah 

manah sasthanindriyani 

prakrti-sthani karsati

“The living entities in this conditioned world are My…

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What is Gratitude?

By Radhanath Swami

Gratitude is a divine virtue that is so important that other divine virtues could not exist without it. Spirituality grows like seeds within our heart. The goodness of our lifestyle protects that seed. Our spiritual practice of chanting God’s names, reading scriptures, doing seva for God and others waters that seed. But…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.23

TEXT 23

rupam mahat te bahu-vaktra-netram

maha-baho bahu-bahuru-padam

bahudaram bahu-damstra-karalam

drstva lokah pravyathitas tathaham



SYNONYMS

rupam—form; mahat—very great; te—of You; bahu—many; vaktra—faces; netram—eyes; maha-baho—O mighty-armed one; bahu—many; bahu—arms; uru—thighs; padam—legs; bahu-udaram—many bellies; babu-damstra—many teeth; karalam—horrible; drstva—seeing; lokah—all the planets; pravyathitah—perturbed; tatha—similarly;… Continue

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Setting the record straight about Mahabharata’s Karna

Hare Krishna

By Chaitanya Charan das

Speaking on the Mahabharata outside Bharata – at Princeton

During my visit to Central New Jersey, 2016, Govinda Prabhu and I spoke at Princeton University on the topic of “Tragic Hero? Lessons from the life of the Mahabharata character Karna.”

Vineet Chander (Venkat Bhatta Prabhu) serves as the Director of Hindu Affairs at Pinceton…

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How Pain Can Motivate By Mahatma Das

Pain is a Stronger Motivator Than Pleasure

In the seminar I give on prayer, devotees look at their obstacles to bhakti and consider why it is important to overcome them. Then I ask devotees to focus on the pain they feel when they allow these obstacles to impede their spiritual progress. I ask…

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Cow Culture Conference 2018 – California

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, a conference on Cow Culture was held at the India Community Center, Milpitas, California, which is located on the Northeastern side of the area that has become known as Silicon Valley. The conference was organized by the Om Sri Surabhi Campaign, which is running under guidance of HH Bhakti Raghava Swami.

Well…

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Transcendental Art

From Back to Godhead

By Ram das

One of the basic principles of Krsna consciousness is that one may utilize whatever talent he has in the service of the Supreme Lord. And it is a symptom of a bona fide spiritual master that he is expert in engaging everyone in practical transcendental devotional service. His Divine…

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Winning the race against time

By Sri Chaitanya Chandra Das

PAST MEMORIES

After 20 years I was visiting my native village, Yelamba in the interiors of Maharashtra. My mind was anticipating so many things. Again meeting my grandparents after such a long gap would be quiet exciting. After alighting from the…

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History of The Palace of Gold By Varsana Swami

Srila Prabhupada visited New Vrindaban four times. One of the significant sites of his pastimes is the house in Madhavan where he resided during his last visit in 1976.

The house in Madhavan (where Sankirtan Prabhu now lives) is the site of the last darshan Srila Prabhupada gave to…

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Kids Not Krishna Conscious? By Kesava Krsna Dasa

If a devotee child grows up to be a non-devotee, is this evidence that the parents mood at the time of conception was anything but Krishna conscious? Are the parents to be blamed, or are there other factors that determine this outcome?

Is it possible that in spite of the parents best…

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Inexpensive one way Fight to Goloka

Lecture on Inexpensive one way Fight to Goloka on 20 July 2014 at Bulgaria

(Prahladananda Swami was born in 1949, in Buffallo, New York. He studied at the University of Buffalo, where he received a full scholarship.)

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Dharma In Business Artha

Lecture on Dharma In Business Artha by His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami 

(His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami has preached the message of Bhagavad gita very widely, especially to the student community. He served as temple president in Mumbai, Belgaum and Vrindavan- which is the…

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Sadhana Bhakti - Five types of relationships with God

Source: http://krishnaseva.blogspot.in/2014/09/sadhana-bhakti-five-types-of.html

In the sadhana bhakti we start to build a feeling of relational love with God. Most teachings about God's personality refer to Him as the Supreme Being. It is…
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Spiritual Leadership Seminar

Dear Maharajas and prabhus,



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



I am writing to invite you to participate in ISKCON’s “Spiritual Leadership: Being a Guru in ISKCON”, this upcoming February 22-25, 2015 in…

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