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August 2018 Blog Posts (136)


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Importance Of Janmastami

Lecture on Importance Of Janmastami by HH Indradyumna Swami on 04 Sept 2007 at Ireland

(The appearance of Krsna is the answer to all imaginative iconography of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.)

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Students sharing their experiences...

Sita dd (Australia) who did her Bhakti-śāstrī Course (Ladies) from MI shares her experience - "I’d say the MI Bhakti-sastri Course revolutionized my spiritual life. I’ll never…
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Are you Growing in your Spiritual life?

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Sri Krishna Janmastami

Lecture on Sri Krishna Janmastami by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada on 21 Aug 1973 at London

(The appearance anniversary of Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. )

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Lord Krishna, Supersoul, Spirit Soul, Japa and Bhaktiyoga

Lord Krishna, Supersoul, Spirit Soul, Japa and Bhaktiyoga

 

                                                                           Veerendra Ekbote

 

         In Bhagvad Gita Lord Krishna is referred as Bhagvan. The Sanskrit word Bhagvan arises from the 2 words of Bhag i.e. opulences and van i.e. one who possesses these opulences completely and in totality. The 6…

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How Krishna Can Be God If He Takes Birth?

Question: How Krishna Can Be God If He Takes Birth?

I am from the Sikh religion, but I am more attracted towards Lord Krishna. One query disturbing my mind…

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Birth of Lord Krishna

Birth of Lord Krishna



Vishnu incarnated with very wonderful lotuslike eyes and bore in His four hands the four weapons sankha, cakra, gada and padma (conchshell, club, disc and lotus flower). On His chest was the mark of Srivatsa and on His neck the brilliant Kaustubha gem. Dressed in yellow, His body blackish like a dense cloud, His scattered hair fully grown, and…

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Birth of unborn

Birth of Unborn

Today we all are celebrating the most awaited day of whole year, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, the day when Lord Krishna had appeared in this world out of His own sweet free will around 5000 years back. Lord Krishna calls Himself in Bhagavad Gita as ajah, which means who is unborn.

So how we all are celebrating the birthday of our dear sweet Lord Krishna? Or in other words what does it mean to be unborn when He…

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A Book for a Body Builder. Vijaya Dasa

Vijaya Dasa: I was distributing books at a university when I motioned for a student to come to my table. He came over, and I began explaining some of Krsna’s teachings in the Bhagavad-gita. He didn’t show much interest. From his bulging muscles, I could tell he lifted…

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Overcoming fault-finding tendency

Overcoming fault-finding tendency. Question: I have a “natural” tendancy to be very critical and hence find mistakes/faults in people. Most of the time, I find fault with people at the mental level and not necessarily express it. This habit also extends to devotees. I feel and know I am…

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My dear fellow prabhu/mataji, is it you the pure devotee? An ancient story retold for the devotees By Citraka dasa

“Prabhus,” the temple president said, “I have incredible news. I have just been told, without any room for doubt or question, the following. A pure devotee is amongst you!”

Vaishnava das, a faithful servant of Srila Prabhupada, for…

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Indian Idol 10 contestants celebrate Janmashtami in ISKCON



Janmashtami festival that marks the birth of deity Lord Krishna is around the corner and celebrations have already begun for Indian Idol 10 contestants. Before the much awaited Janmashtami festival, the Top 12 contestants of Indian Idol 10 visited the iconic ISKCON Chowpatty (Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir) of Mumbai to seek blessings of Lord Krishna. As the temple authorities are gearing up for the auspicious day, the contestants made garlands for the ‘Maha Abhisek’ of…
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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 12.5

TEXT 5
kleso 'dhikataras tesam

avyaktasakta-cetasam

avyakta hi gatir duhkham


dehavadbhir avapyate

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Bhakti Comes from Bhakti By Giriraj Swami

When Srila Prabhupada was coming to America on the Jaladuta steamship, as he was nearing Commonwealth Pier in Boston, he prayed to Krishna, “All living entities have come under the control of the illusory energy by Your will, and therefore, if You like, by Your will they can also be released from…

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The Out of Africa Theory Versus the Vedic View

By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp)

            Many geneticists view that modern man developed and came out of Africa where they migrated across lands to settle in ancient India. From there they…

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Thousands Gather at Golden Gate Park for ISKCON’s 52nd Annual Festival of Chariots

Colorfully-dressed men and women, dancing and chanting to the beat of dhol drums while pulling equally-festive chariots bearing replicas of Hindu deities down John F. Kennedy Drive, pierced through the gloom of a fog-shrouded morning Aug. 19 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Thousands of men and women of all faiths, including a sizeable contingent of Indian Americans, joined the 52nd annual Rath Yatra –…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 12.3-4

TEXTS 3-4
ye tv aksaram anirdesyam

avyaktam paryupasate

sarvatra-gam acintyam ca

kuta-stham acalam dhruvam

sanniyamyendriya-gramam

sarvatra sama-buddhayah

te prapnuvanti mam eva

sarva-bhuta-hite ratah…

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Practicing Love.

When we ask ourselves the question ‘Why do we exist?’ we begin the search for meaning in our lives. If we accept that we exist not just in this life span, but beyond, that question brings us to face the very core of ourselves.

The answer that the teachings of Bhakti…

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The Gift of You

Ananda Vrindavana Devi Dasi: As we approach Janmastami, Krishna’s birthday, we’ll be thinking of what to give. It’s a birthday celebration after all and everyone’s invited. The guest list is unlimited and when it’s a birthday we think of expressing our love with a…

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TOVP Fountains Underway!

Sadbhuja Das: Recently, we were visited by one of the best custom-made fountain manufacturing companies in the world from Germany, Oase Living Water.

They have made over 100,000 fountains worldwide, both commercial and residential, most custom-made to suit the size of the water pond and its…

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