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June 2017 Blog Posts (154)


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Bhakti Yoga



SB. 11. 29. 9

TRANSLATION

Always remembering Me, one should perform all his duties for Me without becoming impetuous. With mind and intelligence offered to Me, one should fix his mind in attraction to My devotional service.

PURPORT

The…

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Call Each Other Gopi?



Is it Okay to Call Each Other Gopi?



By Khonika Gope-Kumar

“Wow! You look like a beautiful gopi!”

“The sweetest gopi ever :-) ”

Two of my “devotee” girlfriends recently commented on a Facebook picture of mine. And that left me very uncomfortable.

Though since…

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Srila Sivananda Sena - Disappearance Day

He was a Vaidya by caste.

In his past incarnation he was Vira Duti.

(GGD. 176).



His Sripata was located at Kumarahatta at Halisahara (Pata Paryatana).



Sivananda had three sons named Caitanyadasa, Ramadasa, and Paramanandadasa (Kavi Karnapura).

Sivananda was one of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's intimate associates.

As directed by the Lord, he escorted the Gaudiya devotees to…

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Sri Svarupa Damodara Gosvami - Disappearance

Shri Svarupa Damodara is an eternal associate and friend of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Previously his name was Shri Purushottama Acharya.

He lived in Nabadwipa.

He always stayed with Mahaprabhu.



When Shriman Mahaprabhu took sannyasa, he became half-mad.

He went to Varanasi and took sannyasa from a sannyasi named Chaitanyananda, who ordered him to study Vedanta and teach it to the people in…

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Bhaktivinoda Thakura



Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura is a prominent preceptor Acharya in our succession of spiritual masters and disciples coming from Lord Krishna. He was a pioneering spiritual leader, a householder, a magistrate working in colonial India under the British rule, a prolific preacher, writer, and poet. He wrote volumes of books reintroducing the pure teachings of Lord Chaitanya at a time when those teachings had…

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ISKCON GBC – Minutes Of The Annual General Meeting – February 2017



ISKCON GOVERNING BODY COMMISSION SOCIETY



Registration Number S/74662 under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961

P.O. Shree Mayapur Dham, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal 741313



MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 



SRI MAYAPUR DHAM, FEBRUARY 9 - 22, 2017…





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Jagannatha Ratha Yatra Starts

Read more about Jagannath Ratha Yatra on www.harekrishnacalendar.com

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Kalash Installation Begins at the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

After several weeks of assembling the titanium nitrate kalashes, they have finally reached the final stage of commencing their installation on top of the TOVP Domes and Chatris. A video by ToVPInfo.

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Lord Narayana speaking to Gopa Kumara



Lord Narayana speaking to Gopa Kumara:

“Welcome, welcome, my dear boy! I am fortunate – most fortunate – to meet you here. For so long I have been eager to see you! My dear friend, you have passed many lifetimes without paying any attention to me at all. For so long hope had me dancing like a fool thinking, ‘Perhaps in this lifetime, or this, or this, or this,…

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Rath Yatra preparations in Sridam Mayapur

Annually when the Lord of the universe, Jagannath alongwith His siblings – Baladev and Subhadra come out of Their temple to shower mercy by glancing with Their big round eyes during the month of Asad, as per the Vedic calendar is known as Rath Yatra. The scriptures mention that whoever takes darshan of the gleeful grin of Jagannath seated on His cart cuts the knot of repeated birth and death of this material world.…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 9.3

TEXT 3
asraddadhanah purusa

dharmasyasya parantapa

aprapya mam nivartante

mrtyu-samsara-vartmani

SYNONYMS
asraddadhanah—those who are…
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Added by Rohit Kharwal on June 23, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments

How to control senses?

Controlling senses is great challenge for everyone. While talking with students, most of them complains that they can’t concentrate or focus on any subject matter for long time. Uncontrolled mind and senses is also hindrance in one’s spiritual life too.  As per my observation almost everyone of us is struggling with our senses.

Why our senses are uncontrolled?

Vedic Upanishads give a very good analogy of the ‘Chariot with Five Horses’.

The  chariot …

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Added by Chaitanya Rishabh on June 22, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments


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New Vrindaban Kids’ Camp Makes Spirituality Fun

By Madhava Smullen

“We never thought a spiritual event could be so much fun – we would love to come again!” wrote one family after attending the Children’s Summer Camp in New Vrindaban last year.

“Wonderful event – we can’t wait till next year,” wrote another. “Our son says he will miss New Vrindaban very badly.”

These families are in…

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Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar visits Melbourne Temple

By Sukadev Das

It was our great honour to receive the visit by Crown Prince of Udaipur Rajasthan His Highness Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar who comes in the lineage of great king of Mewar (Rajasthan – capital is Udaipur) Maharana Pratapa and great devotee Meera Bai. I had the opportunity to receive him to our temple, took him around our temple area including our Tulasi house, he was…

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The Walking Monk passes through Steamboat Springs on his journey across the U.S.

By Audrey Dwyer

It takes about three pairs of shoes to walk across the United States.

At least that’s according to Bhaktimarga Swami, a 63-year-old Canadian born monk (formerly John Peter Vis) who has embarked on a transnational marathon walk of 3,000 miles across the United States from New York City to San Francisco on the Old Lincoln…

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When I'm Sixty-Four: Aging Gracefully with a Spiritual Purpose--or Not

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me

When I'm sixty-four?" - PAUL MC CARTNEY; JOHN LENNON

When I was 64, I first published this blog. Today, June 22, is my 67th birthday, and I find the message I share here even more important, as over the last year and a half I have had to literally stare death in the face. Growing up in the 1960s I naturally remember the Beetle’s…

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Appreciating Mother Aditya

Yesterday, on Ekadasi, Aditya dasi left her body in Sri Vrindavan dhama, while a close devotee was chanting in her ear. She was a pure, devoted soul who sincerely served Srila Prabhupada and his Lords for the last forty-five years. She was our secretary in Juhu, and after Prabhupada’s departure she did wonderful service in his quarters. To assist me with the preaching, she even visited Pakistan, where she was much…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 9.2

TEXT 2
raja-vidya raja-guhyam

pavitram idam uttamam

pratyaksavagamam dharmyam

su-sukham kartum avyayam

SYNONYMS
raja-vidya—the king of education; raja-guhyam—the king of…
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Added by Rohit Kharwal on June 22, 2017 at 10:10am — No Comments


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----- Krishna is never obtainable directly -----

Krishna is Never Obtainable

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Johannesburg Brahmacharis Reach Out To Townships

The Johannesburg brahmacharis on tour with their new sankirtana bus

ISKCON devotees in Johannesburg, South Africa, have shown their unwavering determination to serve Srila Prabhupada and Krishna.

Last October, brahmachari Narottam Das and his friend Mukharavinda Das walked an incredible 654 kms from Johannesburg to…

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