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July 2016 Blog Posts (293)


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Follow Your Sacred Longing By Sachinandana Swami

Lately I’ve been asking myself what’s stopping us from living the life we long for, and I’ve had to conclude that we’re usually our own worst enemies. Instead of living fully, we allow fear, selfishness, and anger to govern us, standing passively by despite their tyrannical rule. we throw ourselves into our own prison! Someone once told me, “There are as many ways to…

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Why Philosophy Works

On Sunday I told the story of my mother. She was born in May, named May, and died in May. She was a beautiful person and I learned much from her that continues to have a positive influence on my everyday spiritual practice.

I shared with all that I was there with my mother at the time of her leaving her body. It was a powerful experience with my sister on one…

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Why Me?

A young lady from Colombia was walking on the Mall in DC last week. On the same day the young man who manages the Krishna House at near the University of Maryland decided to go there and sell some Bhagavad-gitas.

He met various people and sold some books. He also met this young lady from Colombia and she bought a book. After about ten minutes he saw her coming…

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3 ways to Love our Body

Last week we asked the question – what do we do with the body when we know we’re not the body? How do we view it, work with it, live with it? Here are three approaches that help us see the body from a spiritual perspective and appreciate the strong role it plays in deepening our relationship with Krishna.

A Bridge: We as spirit souls connect to the world through…

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12 Simple Daily Meditations

How to know Krishna? How to get a sense of who He is, a feeling towards Him? How can we think about Him naturally throughout the day and not just while we battle with our mind during our chanting practice? In other words, can we meditate off the mat and into the day?

Meditation is mind work. For some it’s emptying the mind of everything. For us it’s filling the…

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Into the Forest

In the story of the Ramayana, Sita follows her husband into exile. Up until that point their life was going fine. Princess marries the handsome prince and all in the kingdom are happy. Then boom – one person, one incident, turns their whole life upside down. An old promise has Rama banished to the forest for 13 years. He had to walk out the door with nothing but the…

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Meditation

Where we put our mind

our heart, our head, and our hands

It creates space to share

with greater things

Meditation brings peace, brings slow,

brings breath, brings perspective

It’s where we go not to…

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Japa Heaven

Japa is the personal practice of reciting the names of Krishna. It’s an ancient practice and similar practices can be found in many religious traditions – the muttering, murmuring, or calling out of God’s name over and over again. When we call someone by their name we feel close to them – even if we are not near them. To name and be named. A name belongs to a person. We…

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The latest issue of Sri Krishna-kathamrita Bindu e-magazine was just released

The latest issue of Sri Krishna-kathamrita Bindu e-magazine was just released. This edition includes: 

* PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS – His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada speaks about the reality of political leadership. 

* DISSERVICE TO THE BHAGAVATAM – Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur chastises…

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Two or Two Hundred

Yamuna Devi: Srila Prabhupada, although we are very happy where we are, we are prepared to go wherever you would like to send us in order to have your blessings.



Srila Prabhupada: You westerners are always are restless. Why can’t you stay where you are?



Yamuna Devi: But…

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Bhagavad-gita As It is - 5.2

TEXT 2
sri-bhagavan uvaca

sannyasah karma-yogas ca

nihsreyasa-karav ubhau

tayos tu karma-sannyasat

karma-yogo visisyate

SYNONYMS…
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ISKCON 50 Mantra Fest in Argentina Draws Newcomers

On June 18th, nearly one hundred and sixty yoga teachers attended a Mantra Festival in Buenos Aires in honor of ISKCON’s 50th anniversary.

“Last year we put on a lot of events for ISKCON 50 in our temple,” says Argentina’s ISKCON 50 coordinator Merudevi Dasi. “So this year we decided to start going outside and reaching out to new people.”

The free cultural…

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A devotee has all good qualities

yasyästi bhaktir bhagavaty akincanä

sarvair gunais tatra samäsate suräù

haräv abhaktasya kuto mahad-gunä

manorathenäsati dhävato bahih

"One who has unflinching devotional faith in Krishna consistently manifests all the good qualities of Krishna and the demigods. However, he who has no devotion to the Supreme Personality of Godhead has no good…

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