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September 2016 Blog Posts (320)


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How the right mentality helped distribute 80-100 books a day





Krishna-kripa Prabhu wrote that at the Baltic Summer Festival in August,

in Lithuania, Bhakti Caitanya Swami shared this memory:





In the 1970s I was distributing books in Birmingham, and by 4 p.m. I had

not distributed one book.



I decided to pray to Srila Prabhupada, “I am trying to distribute your books

for your pleasure without concern for myself. Please help me.”



Then using the same lines I had used all day,…

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Samadhi Now! (in Word)

Dear Devotees,

        Please accept my humble obeisances.  All glories to Srila

Prabhupada.

        Attached is the Samadhi Newsletter. I hope someone can print it out

to post it on your temple noticeboard.  Srila Prabhupada is sitting in

Samadhi in Vrndavan in the most beautiful Mandir --out of this world.  Most

of us think, "Oh, it's finally built, and that's the end of it". But,…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 6.24

TEXT 24
sa niscayena yoktavyo

yogo 'nirvinna-cetasa

sankalpa-prabhavan kamams

tyaktva sarvan asesatah

manasaivendriya-gramam

viniyamya samantatah

SYNONYMS…
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Added by Rohit Kharwal on September 28, 2016 at 3:33pm — No Comments


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How to enhance our Outreach through the Press-Media and the Luminaries

By Daamodara Dhananjaya Das

Today, one of the best avenues to reach out, not just to the masses, but also to the upper most class of people, is through the Press or the Print Media (Newspapers) and the Electronic Media (TV News & Entertainment Channels and Radio Channels). Reading newspapers and watching TV News Channels, is now one of the preeminent necessities of life. These days apparently oxygen seems to be of the…

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House of Sale in New-Vrindaban, West Virginia

1,152 square foot home on 1.182 acres, very private, 15 minutes from the temple.

Wide open space with cathedral ceiling and ceiling fans.

Many large windows allowing lots of daylight.

1 bedroom with ceiling fan.

1 bathroom.

Large deck in the back, with French doors leading into the house.

Many fruit and nut trees, berry bushes and perennial flowers on the land.

Needs a stairway in the front and a sceptic.

 

$55,…

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Added by Cynthia Fitzpatrick on September 27, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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“Here is a real saint.” by Bhutatma das

Bhutatma das: I had made friends with a noted religious scholar, Mark Juergensmeyer, one of the professors in the Religious Studies Department at Berkeley University. 

I asked him, “What do you think about having a program with Srila Prabhupada and some of the faculty?” 

Juergensmeyer was enthusiastic and one of the…

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Hare Krishna festival in Borehamwood, UK.

Hundreds are expected to attend the upcoming Hare Krishna festival next Friday.

Next week the Hare Krishna festival will be held at the Fairway Hall, in Brook Close, Borehamwood at 7pm with live music, dance and vegetarian food and is open to the public.

ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) and…

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Intellectual Simplicity By Kesava Krsna Dasa

It can sometimes be tough being an intellectual in Iskcon. The tendency to keep one foot in the empirical camp and the other in the devotional arena can cause incompatibilities of faith, especially when continuing to grapple with “oddities” like elephant sized mangoes, airborne mountains, talking hyenas and bodily exuded cosmic bubbles.

Almost everything is…

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Adventures in Krishna Consciousness—Chanting the Holy Names By Yamuna-devi dasi

I found this talk by Yamuna-devi, from the Pune Yatra 2001, so profound and powerful, I wanted to share it with you all. If you wish to learn more about—and from—this extraordinary devotee and disciple of Srila Prabhupada’s, you may visit the beautiful new website Unalloyed: The Yamuna Devi Legacy Project (www.unalloyed.org).…

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ISKCON50 Book Distribution Days in Hungary

As part of the ISKCON50 program series, Vaishnavas in Hungary organized a two-day national book distribution event, taking place at different locations of the country. The book distribution was coordinated by the two main centers -- the by the ISKCON temple in the capital city Budapest, and the internationally well-known farm community, Nava Vraja-Dhama.

During…

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New Vrindaban to Attract Western Visitors With New Yoga Pavilion By Madhava Smullen

A new Yoga Pavilion currently being built by ISKCON New Vrindaban’s own devotee construction crew, and aiming to be open next year, is expected to draw a large Western audience.

“We have been highly focused on reaching out to Indians living in the USA,” says temple president Jaya Krsna Das. “But Srila Prabhupada came to preach to Westerners, so we want to now…

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Surrender unto Me by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Our Yogendra Maharaj is a very powerful preacher and he was giving a lecture in India. At one point, he asked the crowd, “Who is ready to give his life to Krsna.” There was no response. Are YOU ready to give your life to Krsna? (Audience: yes) Some are hesitating. Some are smelling a rat. Are you ready? (Audience: yes) ARE YOU READY? (Audience: loud yes) This Christian…

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The Opulence of Vrindavan by Giriraj Swami @ Radha Kalachandji Temple, Dallas September 25,

“Although superficially Vrindavan is just a cowherd village, the opulence of Vrindavan far exceeds the opulence of Vaikuntha. But, because the mood of sweeteness (madhurya) prevails, it covers the mood of opulence (aisvarya) even though the opulence of Vrindavan is greater than that of Dwaraka or…

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Know and Love God

Lecture on Only Real Solution by Urmila Mataji on 15 Jun 2016 at London

(Srimad Bhagavatam Canto - 11, Chapter - 03, Text - 35)

(HG Urmila Mataji has mainly served ISKCON since 1973 till the present time as book…

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Added by Madhu Jha on September 27, 2016 at 3:40pm — No Comments


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Pastimes of Srimati Radharani

Lecture on Pastimes of Srimati Radharani by HG Jananivas Prabhu on 09 Sep 2016 at ISKCON Mayapur.

(HG Jananivas Prabhu, the head pujari of Mayapur and the most senior and respected pujari in ISKCON. On order of Srila Prabhupada, he shifted to Mayapur and took up the seva of being a…

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Vrindavandham Katha

Lecture on Vrindavandham Katha by HG Vishwarup Prabhu on 05 Sep 2016 at Dhanuka

(HG Vishwarup Prabhu delivered professional and spiritual discourses to medical professionals in UK and USA in 2007-2008.)

To Listen and Download -…

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Added by Madhu Jha on September 27, 2016 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 6.20-23

TEXTS 20-23
yatroparamate cittam

niruddham yoga-sevaya

yatra caivatmanatmanam

pasyann atmani tusyati

sukham atyantikam yat tad

buddhi-grahyam atindriyam

vetti yatra na caivayam

sthitas calati tattvatah

yam labdhva caparam labham

manyate nadhikam tatah

yasmin sthito na duhkhena

gurunapi vicalyate

tam…
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Added by Rohit Kharwal on September 27, 2016 at 9:31am — No Comments

Aims Driven approach to study sastras

To facilitate a systematic, Krishna-conscious education, Mayapur Institute employs aims-driven (as opposed to content-driven) approach to studying sastra developed by Vaishnav Training & Education (VTE). Enrol now for Bhakti Sastri, Bhakti Vaibhava, Bhakti Vedanta, ISKCON Disciples Course, Teachers Training Courses. Apply Online- …

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Added by Mayapur Institute on September 26, 2016 at 6:26pm — No Comments

what pregnant ladies must follow to get a good child ?

what pregnant ladies must follow to get a good child ?

Added by s.d.chandru on September 26, 2016 at 4:34pm — No Comments


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Vrindavana das, ACBSP, left this world

Vrindavana das’s departure.

In our sadness, we are feeling separation from Vrndavane Das, as Prabhu 67th (AcBsP) who passed away from this mortal world. The transformation took place on Friday (August 19th) on a highly illuminated night, by the light on the waning moon, at 9:45pm…in Tampa, Florida. He was found at just a few foot-steps away from the Temple’s…

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