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Suffering in the Heat of Material Existence - Turn to A C ........ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Material existence is compared to fire. It is hot very very hot . To escape from burning heat of summer we install air conditioners. The bigger the room bigger the air conditioner. Can you imagine one centralised  air conditioner for the entire world  which Krishna  sent to Earth for people to take refuge in ? This air conditioner's capacity is limitless. One tonne ? No two tonne ? No. Trillions of tonnes. This AC is none other than Srila…


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Holy Name Retreat in Canada By Hayagriva Das

On the 10th of June around 70 devotees coming from Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto assembled in the Buddhist Retreat Center Pho Da Son in Val-des-Monts, Canada – a perfect setting to go into seclusion for three days and dive deeply into another reality: Harinama eva kevalam – the holy name alone is everything. The participants were keen to embark on this transcendental…


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Disappearance day of Srivasa Pandita - Giriraj Swami

Giriraj Swami: Today is the disappearance day of Srivasa Pandita, one of the members of the Panca-tattva: sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu-nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasa. In describing the Caitanya tree, Sri Caitanya-caritamrta (Adi 10.8–11) states,

“The two brothers Srivasa Pandita and Sri Rama Pandita started two branches that…


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Service to Go-Mata is greater than Service to Govinda!

Sri Krishna Purusottama Das: Padma Purana: “Of all types of worship, worship of Lord Viṣṇu is best, and better than the worship of Lord Viṣṇu is the worship of His devotee, the Vaiṣṇava.”

When Pārvatī asked Lord Mahādeva, Lord Śiva, what is the best method of upāsanā, or worship, Lord Śiva answered, ārādhanānāṁ sarveṣāṁ viṣṇor…


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A Powerful Ritual to Read Bhagavad Gita Everyday @ 5:45am PDT!

Our modern world is nearly devoid of rituals and even those that remain – such as ones that revolve around the holidays – have largely lost their transformative power and are empty and meaningless. Yet, “We see in every culture—and throughout history—that people who perform rituals report feeling better,” says Norton, an associate professor in the…


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Kirtan: Are there rules? By Rasananda das

“How any spiritual activity should be done is understood from three sources: saintly persons, standard scriptures and the spiritual master”. (Srimad Bhagavatam 3.28.4, purport)

Proper sankirtan – a phrase used by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati in his Sri Sanmodana Bhasyam and by Lord Caitanya Himself – means certain tunes, certain instruments, a certain…


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“Make me dance” – Meditation on Srila Prabhupada’s prayer on beholding the American coastline by Chaitanya Charan das

In the world’s great wisdom-traditions, prayers are often acknowledged as means for accessing divine power. The prayers by saints often reveal the profound depths of their selfless devotion to God.

One such exalted prayer is the song Markine Bhagavata-dharma (Teaching Krishna consciousness in America) that Srila Prabhupada composed in 1965 while he was aboard the…


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Srivasa Pandita’s Disappearance Day by Giriraj Swami

Srivasa Pandita is one of the members of the Panca-tattva: sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu-nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasa. Vedic authorities state that in the current Age of Kali, Krsna came as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Balarama came as Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Similarly, Maha-visnu appeared as Advaita Acarya, Srimati Radharani as Gadadhara Pandita, and Narada Muni…


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A week of preaching events in Istanbul, Turkey By Nrsimha Krsna das

We had a small summer marathon last week with International Yoga Day Celebrations and HH Sivarama Swami’s visit to Istanbul. In Turkey we attended 2nd IYD Celebrations which was held in public in a campus of one of the most prestigious Universities of Turkey. Event was very well organized and Indian Consulate in Turkey also supported it as they do all over the world.…


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Updates on Srila Prabhupada’s House

Srila Prabhupada once said that Bombay is my office, Mayapur is my place of worship, but Vrindavan is my home. Over the years Daivisakti Mataji has been sincerely and heart warmingly taking care of Srila Prabhupada in his home, and is being assisted by Dharmatma prabhu since 2014 who heads up a team of 10 or 12 devotee helpers for cleaning, cooking, etc.

In the…


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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 5.1

arjuna uvaca

sannyasam karmanam krsna

punar yogam ca samsasi

yac chreya etayor ekam

tan me bruhi su-niscitam


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Best of all Learnings

Hiranyakashipu’s asked his little son Prahlad “…What do you think is the best of all the subjects you have studied from your teachers? Prahlada Maharaja replied “O best of the asuras, King of the demons, as far as I have learned from my spiritual master, any person who has accepted a temporary body and temporary household life is certainly embarrassed by anxiety…


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Krishna Enlightens His devotees

Krishna, who is situated in the core of everyone's heart as the Supersoul, dissipates all the ignorance from the heart of a devotee. As a special favor, He enlightens the devotee with all knowledge by putting before him the torch of light. Prahlada Maharaja, therefore, knew the best of knowledge, and when his father inquired from him, Prahlada gave him that knowledge.…


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Swami Jesus.

“I am obliged to your good daughter for awarding me a good degree as SWAMI JESUS which is actually a great honour for me. Some time the Lord speaks through innocent child and I take this honour as sent by Lord Jesus through an innocent child free from all formalities of the current society. Lord Jesus preached the message of God and I have taken up…


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Seminar on Purpose and application of Bhagavad Gita, Polytechnic Institute, Bali.

Bali State Polytechnic (BSP) is a leading vocational education institution in Bali. It is located in a strategic area of the city. It provides with two fields of study: engineering and commerce. Engineering is divided into Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Departments while commerce is divided into Tourism, Accounting and Business Administration…


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Bhakti Festival: A Celebration of Sacred Devotion.

For Immediate Release. Denpasar, Bali, 22 June 2016 – This year the Hare Krishna Movement celebrates their 50 years with Bali’s very first Bhakti Festival. Held at the prestigious Bajrasandhi Monument park in Denpasar, the two-day event is absolutely free and aims to share the joy of devotion. The Hare Krishnas are world famous for their chanting and…


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Lord Nityananda is the most merciful by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Caitanya Caritamrta describes how the happiness of Lord Nityananda is so overwhelming and so intoxicating that he becomes drunk. He is drunk by that happiness, and one knows well that a drunk man cannot see clearly. So in this case, Lord Nityananda does not see clearly who is fallen and who is not fallen! It is too complicated. He gives mercy to…


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Overcoming Fear by Sacinandana Swami

Question: “Sometimes chanting Hare Krishna helps me to overcome my fear of moving forward in spiritual life, but often my fear takes over again. How can I overcome this fear?”

Answer: When you come to this wall of fear there is help – that is the association of devotees. Go together; don’t go alone through that wall of fear. Go together with others and you’ll…


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Invitation to the 10th Hare Krishna Convention Malaysia 2016.

Dear Devotees, Friends and Supporters,

We are officially announcing this year national convention. To give you small summary on what’s in store we will have to go back to 1971.

Srila Prabhupada visited Malaysia in 1971. Here, Srila Prabhupada continued his vigorous preaching programmes, covering 4 major towns from…


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