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July 2015 Blog Posts (290)


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Secret of Developing Eternal Friendship



The attractive, dynamic qualities of the soul tend to remain static in the material world because of the soul's marriage with inert matter. As a result, the thrill of material relationships diminishes quickly. We grow bored seeing the same faces day in and day out. But God or Lord Krishna is never boring, for His transcendental qualities are ever fresh and ever expanding.


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Our True Friend



Through the fascinating journey of my life I have been fortunate to experience a myriad of friendships, all of whom I deeply cherish and value. However, the underlying fundamental question arises that who is our true friend? Can we boast of an eternal friend for life?


  


A true friend is a treasure worth discovering in the multitude of people who appear in our life.…
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Pure Selfless Friendship



Since we are eternally parts and parcels of the Supreme Lord Krishna, there is a natural intimacy between Him and us. In the Bhagavad-gita we learn that He is residing within our hearts as the Supersoul, graciously accompanying us as we wander throughout the universe, life after life, in search of lasting happiness. Unlike us, God possesses a spiritual vision that is never dimmed by material contact, and thus He is perfectly aware of our folly. As our…
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Pleasing our Best Friend



The more we hear about God’s unlimited qualities, the more we’ll comprehend that nothing can satisfy like friendship with Him. The desire for friendship is universal. It is based on our propensity to love and serve someone. 


We are all servants of God, so it is important for us to remember that any attempt to approach Him must be attended by a serving…
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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 1.5

TEXT 5

dhrstaketus cekitanah

kasirajas ca viryavan

purujit kuntibhojas ca

saibyas ca nara-pungavah

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“God”?

By Ravindra Svarupa dasa

What the punctuation in the title indicates:

Quotation marks: Draping the word God in quotation marks indicates that we are first concerned with the signifier, not the signified. (Compare these two sentences: I am interested in God. I am interested in “God.”)

Question mark: The mark of interrogation backstopping “God” points us next to questions…

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Dressing Like a Vaishnava

By Bhakti Charu Swami

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, “A first class Vaisnava is he whose very presence makes others chant the Holy Name of Krsna.”

CC. Madhya-lila 16.74

1. There should be no compromise in our Vaisnava appearance. We are representatives of Srila Prabhupada. We should aim to be first class representatives.

2. We need to be aware of the bonafide standard of appearance, maintain it and preach it. In the…

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Friday, 31st July, 2015 is the starting of Chaturmasya in India

Friday, 31st July, 2015 is the starting of Chaturmasya in India.

The CHATURMASYA VRATA is for FOUR MONTHS. The dates to be followed for these months, with some details regarding the importance of these months are as below.



31st July to 28th August - First month of…

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Peace prayer by Dr. A.P.J. Kalam in his address “The Joy of Human Life”

submitted by Jaganmohini devi dasi

Source for the following excerpt: Inaugural address “The Joy of Human Life” by Dr. Kalam delivered at “International Summit: Towards a Culture of harmony and Peace”, New Delhi, Dec. 7-10, 2003. It has appeared in the Publication “Towards a Culture of Harmony and Peace” published jointly by Bhaktivedanta Institute (Kolkata) and Delhi Peace Summit.

He concludes the address as follows:

Creator’s Message

God has created the human…

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Yoga, Srila Prabhupada’s books, Kirtan and Mahaprasad: International Yoga Day in Bali, Indonesia

By Hari Narayana Das

On December 2014, the United Nations accepted the proposal submitted by 177 countries including Indonesia to declare June 21 as the International Yoga Day. This has popularized Yoga as another word for holistic living, health and prosperity.

This year June 21 was celebrated as the first International Yoga day. People from all walks of life came out to participate in the celebration: India, the US, Beijing, Paris, Manila,…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 1.4

TEXT 4
atra sura mahesv-asa

bhimarjuna-sama yudhi

yuyudhano viratas ca

drupadas ca maha-rathah

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Intensive Sanskrit Course Aug 2015

For Preachers, Teachers & Translators First Semester: Aug 20 – Nov 10, 2015 

• The course covers 800 most essential sutras (grammatical rules) from Sri Hari-namamrita-vyakarana, Srila Jiva Gosvami’s complete Sanskrit grammar, and includes training in reading and understanding Sanskrit commentaries. 

• By the end of the course students will be able to directly read and understand the Sanskrit commentaries on Srimad-Bhagavatam and several works of prominent Vaisnava acaryas.…

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Sarvabhaumas Devotion Manifests as Aspiraton for Total Absorption

Lecture on Sarvabhaumas Devotion Manifests as Aspiraton for Total Absorption by HG Chaitanya Charan Prabhu on Jul 2015 

(His Grace Caitanya Charan Prabhu is a monk and spiritual teacher in the time honored tradition of bhakti yoga. He is a editor of Back to…

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Feeling Complete with the Holy Name

Lecture on Feeling Complete with the Holy Name by HH Romapada Swami in 04 Jul 2015 at Chicago

(Romapada Swami‘s first encounter with Krishna consciousness came in Buffalo, in the shape of a lecture at the State University of New York in 1969. The lecturer was His Divine Grace A.C.…

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There are Demons Everywhere

Lecture on There are Demons Everywhere by HH Bir Krishna Goswami on 16 Jun 2015 at New Goloka

(Bir Krishna Goswami spent his childhood in Long Island, New York. As an academically gifted student at North Western University, he began reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. Impressed by Srila…

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Learn How to be Good

Lecture on Learn How to be Good by HH Bhakti Vikas Swami on 02 Jun 2015 at Sri Lanka (Tamil Translation)

(His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami appeared in this world in 1957 in England. He joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in London in 1975 and was initiated in that…

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The Ideal Guru and Renunciation



Since renunciation is a criterion for a genuine guru, then what about yogis who remain alone in silent meditation, seeking to stay pure by avoiding all material contact? Are they the ideal gurus?


 


No—because such withdrawal from the mass of people does not help those who are suffering without God consciousness.…


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Qualities of a Real Guru



A genuine guru must not only speak the truth; he must also live it. In other words, his character must be perfect and his behavior exemplary.


 
In the West we commonly see that a professor or philosopher achieves renown on the basis of his teachings alone, regardless of his personal life. But in Vedic society, if a man is a…
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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 1.3

TEXT 3
pasyaitam pandu-putranam

acarya mahatim camum

vyudham drupada-putrena

tava sisyena dhimata

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