ISKCON Desire Tree - Devotee Network

Connecting Devotees Worldwide - In Service Of Srila Prabhupada

September 2018 Blog Posts (233)


Sevak
Time Out for Sound by Bhaktimarga Swami

Dwarkanath is twenty-nine, and our youngest monk at the moment who is living in the ashram.  He is a very talented young man who loves to play the sarod and sitar for Krishna.  I asked him if his schedule allowed for some chanting in the park.  This week has been designated as Holy Name Week, world-wide, and so I thought to carve out at least one hour for some chanting.  We both made ourselves…
Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 30, 2018 at 4:27pm — No Comments


Sevak
Chant and be Still!

Ananda: There is a great connection between stillness and listening. “Don’t move” we say when we hear some noise around the house in the middle of the night. In yoga we hold the body still in order to hear the breath. We will hold the shoulders of our child while we tell her something important.

In the tradition of mantra meditation, the repetition of a sacred sound, how we listen,…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 30, 2018 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment


Sevak
The Full Moon of Good Fortune

By Sri Ramadasa

We are unabashedly ecstatic to announce that the Bhadra Campaign has launched in India with a resounding success this year! The full moon of good fortune rose on Bhadra Purnima, which was on 24-25 September 2018, *with 4485 sets of Srimad Bhagavatam* being donated to homes, offices, schools, libraries, prisons, and hospitals located across India. Devotees even…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 30, 2018 at 4:20pm — No Comments


Sevak
Brahmachari Ashrama



By Iskcon Mayapur

“A brahmachari should be quite well behaved and gentle and should not eat or collect more than necessary. He must always be active and expert, fully believing in the instructions of the spiritual master and the sastra. Fully controlling his senses, he should associate only as much as necessary…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 30, 2018 at 4:07pm — No Comments


Sevak
The Graduate By Arcana-Siddhi devi dasi

From Back to Godhead

The Graduate: A high school graduation inspires thoughts on raising a child in Krsna consciousness.

My husband and I take a seat on the shiny varnished bleachers in the large arena used for basketball games. The well-dressed crowd sits in anticipation as their sons and daughters, filing through the…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 30, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments


Sevak
ISKCON Youth Awareness Rally

Dandavat Pranaam.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

This is shyam sundar,Youth Representative of ISKCON Youth Forum Guntur. As a Part of 'Sri Krishna Janmastami Celebrations' on the final day September 7th,ISKCON Guntur has conducted a Youth Awareness Rally on the theme 'Say No To Bad Habits-Save The Youth' which is organised by ISKCON Youth Forum Guntur.Iam attaching the link of Facebook Album also.We feel honoured if an Article is published in our Website ISKCON Desire…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 30, 2018 at 3:57pm — No Comments


Sevak
New Initiatives of ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

Hare Krishna, 
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. 


On behalf of ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya team, I wish to sincerely thank you for your support and kindness. Your encouragement has helped us serve…
Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 30, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


Sevak
Do we Overearn?

By Purushottam Nitai Das

A research published in the journal “Psychological Science” in June, 2014 shows people tend to accumulate more than they can consume. (source: …

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 29, 2018 at 3:08pm — No Comments


Sevak
World Holy Name Festival Reports

Dear Devotees,

Please accept our most humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.



We would like to congratulate all of you for your participation in World Holy Name Festival 2018.  Our theme has been, “Srila Prabhupada Uniting The World”, and we feel satisfied and encouraged that our theme has actually manifested in the fruits of all of…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 29, 2018 at 2:37pm — No Comments


Sevak
Radhashtami article from ISKCON Mayapur is trending as the second most popular article on the Speaking Tree website of The Times of India.

On 17th September, on the auspicious occasion of Sri Radhashtami, The Times of India had carried an article describing the appearance of Sri Navadvipa Dhama.  As India’s largest selling English Daily The Times of India reaches to nearly 7 million educated urbanites, besides its massive online presence. 
We are pleased to inform all the Vaishnava devotees that currently this article has been trending as the second most popular article on the Speaking Tree…
Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 29, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments


Sevak
The Living Name: A New Book by Sacinandana Swami

Lifestyle

On September 28th, 2018, Sacinandana Swami has published a new book on chanting, entitled as The Living Name.

Just as the five life airs animate the body with life, the five powerful practices in The Living Name can enliven the chanting of the Holy Name and turn it into a dynamic and transformative experience. 

This guidebook one will first learn how to align body, mind and…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 29, 2018 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment


Sevak
Celebrating Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's Appearance at Surabhi Kunja

Events
By Subroto Biswas

The Sri Saraswat Gaudiya Vaishnava Sangha, an assemblage of 55 Gaudiya Maths celebrated the 181st Appearance day of Srila Sacchidanand Bhaktivinod Thakur, most prominent Acharya of Gaudiya Vaishnava society, at Surabhi Kunja, Swarupgunj, Nadia…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 29, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments


Sevak
Inspirational Monk by Bhaktimarga Swami

It was just a blessing, last week, having the company of some great souls, one of whom is Ontario-born and became a monk, Bhakti Raghava Swami.  He hails from the north-Hearst / Timmins area and is from a Catholic, French-Canadian background.  He is the real thing in terms of exercising simplicity and detachment from the world; appropriate qualities for a sanyasi(monk).  He is an inspiration.  One…
Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 29, 2018 at 11:56am — No Comments


Sevak
Lessons From The Fish

By Caitanya Carana Dasa

The Moment we turn away from Krishna our misery begins.

The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty, by David G. Myers, is one among several books that use telling facts and revealing statistics to examine the reality behind the globally glamorized American dream of the happy life through wealth and sensual enjoyment. Since 1960:

• The divorce rate has doubled.

•…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 29, 2018 at 11:48am — No Comments


Sevak
Possessiveness, for a grihastha

By Radhanath Swami

According to the shastra, the way to counteract the very deeply strong tendency for possessiveness in the grihastha life is to giving charity to the Vaishnavas and the brahmans, to the mission of the guru. According to the shastra, the first fifty percent you have give it to your guru’s mission. And then whatever else you have,…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 29, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments


Sevak
Give Yourself A Break Before You Break Down

By Caitanya Caran das

Imagine a person working on a computer that has viruses. He is busy typing, but the computer is hung. A computer expert informs him, “Sir, you need to install an anti-virus.” He responds curtly, “Don’t disturb me; I am busy.” The expert points out, “But Sir, your computer is not working; so all your work will be fruitless…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 28, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment


Sevak
Changes in ashram

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

Can you tell us a bit about the time you entered into the grhasta ashram. How was that a factor in your spiritual life?

Generally sanyasis do not speak about their purva janma (previous life) but since you are asking, I will briefly tell you. I was married for 24 years before I took sannyasa. My former wife is also…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 28, 2018 at 4:38pm — No Comments


Sevak
The Empty Envelope By Vraja Bihari Dasa

From Back to Godhead

Making sense of Vedic Rituals

Are traditional rituals mere acts of blind faith, or are there scientific reasons behind following them?

An envelope protects and carries something valuable. It is the inner content of the envelope that’s actually precious. Similarly empty, meaningless rituals are…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 28, 2018 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment


Sevak
Vrindavana Bhajana

Written by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami in 1958,

Published December of that Year in Gauḍīya Patrika,

The Magazine of the Gauḍīya Vedānta Samiti.

Verse 1.

I am sitting alone in Vṛndāvana-dhāma

In this mood I am getting many realizations.

I have my wife, sons, daughters, grandsons, everything,

But I have no money so they are a fruitless glory.

Kṛṣṇa has shown me the naked form of…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 28, 2018 at 4:24pm — No Comments


Sevak
The Importance of Friendship and Association

By Karnamrita dasa

I have been thinking today of friendship and its power of influence over us which indicates the secret meaning of association. What drives us to seek friends and close relationships and what will be the effect on us?

Our heart is compared in the scriptures to be like a clear crystal that reflects what is before it. We…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on September 28, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Monthly Archives

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

1999

1970

Receive Daily Nectar

Online Statistics

Addon Services

For more details:
Click here 


Back to Godhead Magazine !

For more details:
English | Hindi

© 2019   Created by ISKCON desire tree network.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service