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July 2018 Blog Posts (125)


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How To Receive Krsnas Message

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Lord Krsna Himself sets up the system by which His teachings find their way to us.…

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Added by vinay kalson on July 27, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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Be-careful-in-spiritual-life

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

If you are passing through thorns, you must be very careful. Otherwise the thorns will…

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The Choice is Yours

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

When we speak of Krishna, we mean God. Everyone has some vague idea of God, but no clear idea. Therefore God descends to show what He is. If we speculate on God, someone will think one thing, and another person will think another. This is the result of speculation. But if God Himself comes and…

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Appears nectar in the beginning but is poisonous at the end

Before the onset of Mahabharata war, Krishna gave opportunity to both Arjuna and Duryodhana to exercise their free will. Both had to choose either Krishna or Krishna’s Narayani sena (army). Not just this, Krishna had declared that he would not fight but his powerful army would fight during the war. Arjuna made up his mind and Duryodhana was also not confused. At the end both were happy. Arjuna without any hesitation choose Krishna and Duryodhana was jubilant because he got the mighty…

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Added by Purushottam Nitai Das on July 27, 2018 at 7:30am — 1 Comment


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Reflections on Guru-purnima By Giriraj Swami

Soon will be Guru-purnima. Srila Prabhupada has explained that the system of honoring the spiritual master is current in all sections of Vedic followers. In the Mayavadi (impersonalist) sects, the disciples offer respect to the spiritual master every year on Guru-purnima. And in the Gaudiya Vaisnava sampradaya, the disciples offer homage annually on the appearance day…

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The Meaning of Vyasa Puja By Kripamoya Das

Earlier this year, I visited the city of Kolkata and was taken by a kind devotee to an old building on a short backstreet known as Ultadanga Junction Road. I had never been there before, but had heard about the place for forty years. The square, brown brick, rather plain three storey building was formerly known as Bhaktivinoda Asana and it was here, on the flat…

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Krishna’s Kind Solution: Train Calves, Don’t Eat Them! By Sureswara Dasa

From Back to Godhead

Bir Krishna the calf loves coconut fudge, and Sita the teamstress knows it. Her pockets bulge with the sweet as she and Bir walk to the training ring. Today the calf will learn his first call: “Get up!”

The earth is soft from the recent rain. Sita carries a lash and leads Bir with a rope tied to a blue…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on July 26, 2018 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Part has to serve the whole

A living entity is happily the part and parcel of the Lord, and thus his natural function is to render immediate service to the Lord. - Bhagavad Gita As it is, Preface

Added by Mayapur Institute on July 25, 2018 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.44

TEXT 44
tasmat pranamya pranidhaya kayam

prasadaye tvam aham isam idyam

piteva putrasya sakheva sakhyuh

priyah priyayarhasi deva sodhum

SYNONYMS…
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Added by Rohit Kharwal on July 25, 2018 at 10:12am — No Comments


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Rains Came by Bhaktimarga Swami

The rains came and hard they came
Walkers were compelled to do the same
For any shelter that might keep them dry
Umbrellas were propped and kept up high
And after the shower the coast was clear
There was little to fret and not to fear…
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8th year Rathayatra at Iskcon Netrakona, Bangladesh

By Srigarbha das

With over ten thousand people taking part, this year was the biggest ever Ratha Yatra held at Netrakona, Bangladesh. Jagannath ballav Temple, ISKCON Netrakona celebrated its 8th Jagannath Ratha Yatra festival from the 14th till 22th of July with grand success.. Around 8 years back this centre started with only three brahmacharis- Jayram Das, Tulsi…

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Jayapataka Maharaja’s Sister Visits Sridhama Mayapur

By Parijata Dasi

It’s always wonderful to get special visitors to Mayapur, and this time we had the opportunity to welcome again His Holiness Jayapataka Maharaja’s sister, Leslie Elizabeth Bauer from the U.S.A. on July 12th.

After a grand tour of the TOVP she expressed how overwhelmed with emotion she was and moved by the sheer size of the…

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TOVP Hires Cushman & Wakefield to Manage Completion of the Project

By Sunanda Das

The TOVP management Team has recently made an important decision to hire the assistance of a world-leading Project Management Consultancy (PMC) company, Cushman and Wakefield, to partner with them for the completion of the TOVP by the proposed 2022, Gaura Purnima time-frame.

This is a standard practice in the Construction…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on July 24, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.43

TEXT 43
pitasi lokasya caracarasya

tvam asya pujyas ca gurur gariyan

na tvat-samo 'sty abhyadhikah kuto 'nyo

loka-traye 'py apratima-prabhava

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Added by Rohit Kharwal on July 24, 2018 at 9:26am — No Comments


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Sayana Ekadasi - 23 July 2018

The saintly king Yudhishthira Maharaj said, "Oh Keshava, what is the name of that Ekadasii that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha (June - July)?

Who is the worshipable Deity for the auspicious day, and what is the process for observing this event?

Lord Sri Krishna replied, "Oh caretaker of this Earthly planet,…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on July 23, 2018 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

is Karam Yoga and Bhakti Yoga different or same

Karma Yoga means dedicating your work To Supreme Krishna or Adi Vishnu. Bhakti yoga means performing devotional service for the pleasure of Vishnu/Krishna.How Karma Yoga can become Bhakti Yoga.

If we perform our karma without hesitaion and worry about results and dedicate the results to Vishnu. While doing our duty what we need is the intelligence,resources etc.We cannot escape from it. So Do your duty and dedicate your intelligence, your action to Vishnu then it automatically becomes…

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Added by Vishnu Gupta on July 23, 2018 at 4:51pm — No Comments


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Supreme Controlling Force

Lecture on Supreme Controlling Force by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami on 20 Mar 2015 at Durban

(Bhakti Caitanya Swami initially served in the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust and also distributed Srila Prabhupada’s books from 1973 until 1980.Then Bhakti Caitanya Swami moved to South…

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The Reins of Life

The different modes of material nature — the mode of goodness, the mode of passion and the mode of darkness are subtle forces that influence our behavior as well as every aspect of our physical, mental, and emotional world.  They pull us to act in various ways, even against our better judgment. According to these modes, there are different living beings, who are known as demigods, human beings and hellish living entities.…
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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on July 23, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.41-42

TEXTS 41-42
sakheti matva prasabham yad uktam

he krsna he yadava he sakheti

ajanata mahimanam tavedam

maya pramadat pranayena vapi

yac cavahasartham asat-krto 'si

vihara-sayyasana-bhojanesu

eko 'tha vapy acyuta tat-samaksam

tat ksamaye tvam aham aprameyam…

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Added by Rohit Kharwal on July 23, 2018 at 9:37am — No Comments


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Appreciation from recipients of Srila Prabhupada’s books

Appreciation from recipients of Srila Prabhupada’s books.

Ignited with the Fire Of Krsna Consciousness.

I want to thank you for being a critical part in my life. Without the distribution of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s books, I would never have been ignited with the fire of Krsna…

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