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WHAT IS THE REAL GHEE PART 1





Ghee – An Ayurvedic Perspective:



The milk of cows is considered to possess the essence or sap of all plants and Ghee is the essence of milk... When we consider Ghee we are in the company of superlatives. In India, Ghee has been so highly regarded for so many things, for so long, that one is slightly embarrassed to enter into this crowded river of praise. This is what I have heard:



The ingestion of Ghee is like offering the…

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Added by _ghanshyam das on July 31, 2010 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments

Sri Radhe-Krsna's playful pastimes (vihara)

Sri Radhe-Krsna's playful pastimes (vihara) - toll-tax







Once, Sri Bhaguri Rsi was performing a sacrifice for the pleasure of the Supreme Lord. The cowherd boys and girls were bringing ingredients for the sacrifice from distant places. Srimati Radhika and Her sakhis were also bringing yoghurt, milk, butter and various kinds of milk-sweets, such as rabadi. Sri Krsna… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on July 31, 2010 at 5:13pm — 3 Comments

July 30th - HG Durgama Prabhu speaks on S.B. 4.7.14 - from Mayapur

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.7.14



vidyā-tapo-vrata-dharān mukhataḥ sma viprān

brahmātma-tattvam avituḿ prathamaḿ tvam asrāk

tad brāhmaṇān parama sarva-vipatsu pāsi

pālaḥ paśūn iva vibho pragṛhīta-daṇḍaḥ



SYNONYMS:

vidyā — learning; tapaḥ — austerities; vrata — vows; dharān — the followers; mukhataḥ — from the mouth; sma — was; viprān — the brāhmaṇas; brahmā — Lord Brahmā; ātma-tattvam — self-realization; avitum — to… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on July 31, 2010 at 4:44pm — No Comments

India's unique legacy

Question: Does the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra do any practical good for the world?


Certainly.


As most of us know, the fundamental problem in economics is to reconcile the unlimited desires of people with the limited resources of the world. All of us perpetually seek happiness by fulfilling our desires. Two conflicting forces within our hearts determine our desires: the centrifugal force that allures us to external objects,…
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2012 - END OF THE WORLD?







SCIENTIFIC EXPERTS from around the world are predicting that five years from now, all life on Earth could well come to an end. Some are saying it'll be humans that would set it off. Others believe that

a natural phenomenon will be the cause. And the religious folks are…

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"DEATH IS NATURAL"

Prabhupada: You become... I am explaining. You become entangled. Now, as soon as you become entangled... Suppose you become a dog. Now you suffer.



Dr. Patel: But when the dog is there, he does not think he's suffering. He's just like that pig.



Prabhupada: That is illusion. That is called moha, moha. One is suffering. Everyone is suffering. Suppose a big man,… Continue

Added by Mayapur Vasi Das on July 31, 2010 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Gopala Bhatta Gosvami's Appearance Day : A Talk by Giriraj Swami

Gopala Bhatta Gosvami's Appearance Day

A Talk by Giriraj Swami

July 31, 2002

Carpinteria, California





For Gopala Bhatta Gosvami's appearance day I thought to read one verse and

purport about him from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, Chapter Ten, “The

Branches of the Caitanya Tree”:



TEXT 105



sri gopala bhatta eka sakha…
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Added by Shyama Chandr Das - Sandeep Kuma on July 31, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

HH Giriraj Swami's Reflections on Guru-Purnima





Reflections on Guru-purnima
A Talk by Giriraj Swami
July 29, 2007
Dallas








"Today is Guru-purnima. Srila Prabhupada has explained that the system of honoring the…
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8 Qualities of Lord Ramachandra

8 qualities of Lord Ramachandra as mentioned by Sri Hanumanji.



1. Vishuddaanubhava-maatram - The Lord, whose pure form is uncontaminated by the modes of material nature, can be perceived by pure consciousness.

2. Ekam - one without a second.

3. Sva-tejasaa dhvasta-guna-vyavastham - by His own spiritual potency, vanquished the influence of the modes of material nature.

4. Pratyak - transcendental, not to be seen with material eyes.

5. Prashaantam -…

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Remembering Srila Prabhupada - All ashrams are needed

All ashrams are needed



Srila Prabhupada returned by 7:30 a.m. and entered the ground floor of the house for a short morning… Continue

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 6 Text 8

Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 6 Text 8

apam viryasya sargasya

parjanyasya prajapateh

pumsah sisna upasthas tu

prajaty-ananda-nirvrteh





apam -- of water; viryasya -- of the semen; sargasya -- of the generative; parjanyasya -- of rains; prajapateh -- of the creator; pumsah -- of the Lord; sisnah -- the genitals; upasthah tu -- the…
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PRABHUPADA SPEAKS ABOUT - 'HOW KRISHNA IS ACTING IN DIFFERENT POTENCIES'

Krishna - The complete whole

The complete whole, Personality of Godhead, Krishna has immense potencies (parasya saktir vividhaiva sruyate [Cc. Madhya 13.65, purport]. This…

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Added by Janaka Dasa (Dr Jagadeesh TG) on July 30, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

Yoga of Love

Question: What is the relationship between yoga and bhakti?




Yoga, with its extraordinary health benefits, has achieved global acclaim today. The word 'yoga' comes from the root 'yug', which is similar to the English word 'yoke' and means to 'connect' or 'link. The Patanjali Yoga-Sutra, which is the foundational guidebook for yoga, explains that yoga in its completeness comprises eight stages and so is called ashtanga-yoga (ashta - eight,…
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Added by ISKCON desire tree on July 30, 2010 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

Guru (Vyasa) Purnima





Guru (Vyasa) Purnima


This event really is directed towards Srila Vyasadeva, thus in some sampradayas they refer to Guru Purnima as Vyasa Purnima. Traditionally it is the day when the…
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Shri Ekadashi

At the beginning of the material worlds creation the Supreme Lord Hari created the moving and non-moving living entities within this world made of five gross material elements, simultaneously for punishing the sinful persons Lord created a personality whose form was the embodiment of sins the Sanskrit word is Papapurusha. The different limbs of this personality were constructed of various sinful…

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July 29th - HG Jananivas Prabhu speaks on S.B. 4.7,11-13 - from Mayapur

SB 4.7.11: King Dakṣa wanted to offer prayers to Lord Śiva, but as he remembered the ill-fated death of his daughter Satī, his eyes filled with tears, and in bereavement his voice choked up, and he could not say anything.



SB 4.7.12: At this time, King Dakṣa, afflicted by love and affection, was very much awakened to his real senses. With great endeavor, he pacified his mind,… Continue

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Get Cared for...Feel Cared for!

Get Cared for...Feel Cared for!

"One time Prabhupada was sitting with his hand on his head and he was saying, "You don't know what it is like to run a world-wide spiritual movement. You don't know." The inference, with the way that he was holding his head, was that it…

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Added by Shabda Hari Das on July 29, 2010 at 3:48pm — 1 Comment


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Change the Public Not the Philosophy

Change the Public Not the Philosophy





Our process is to show Krishna Consciousness as it is, not as others want to see it. By showing KC in this way, you are making the thing less important. It is not that we should change to accommodate the public, but that we shoud change the public to accommodate us.

Bombay 28 December, 1971

Brooklyn

My dear Yogesvara,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge your letter of 17 December, 1971, along with copies of… Continue

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Remembering Srila Prabhupada - The sixth ring

The sixth ring



Srila Prabhupada chose to rest on the balcony rather than his room because of the heat. From 11:15 P.M. until 12:10 A.M. he took his massage, and then he rose around 2:00 A.M. Then, between 3:00 A.M. and… Continue

Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on July 29, 2010 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment


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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 6 Text 7

Srimad-Bhagavatam - Canto 2 Chapter 6 Text 7

vikramo bhur bhuvah svas ca

ksemasya saranasya ca

sarva-kama-varasyapi

hares carana aspadam





vikramah -- forward steps; bhuh bhuvah -- of the lower and upper planets; svah -- as well as of heaven; ca -- also; ksemasya -- of protection of all that we have; saranasya -- of fearlessness; ca -- also; sarva-kama -- all that we need; varasya -- of all benedictions; api -- exactly; hareh -- of the Lord; caranah -- the… Continue

Added by Saci Gaurasundara Dasa on July 29, 2010 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

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