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Finding Shelter in True Identity

A child of Indian-born parents in America discovers herself in the context of competing cultures.

“So, tell me about yourself. Where are you from?” asked the…

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Service to the Cow By Advaita Acarya Dasa

THE VEDAS DESCRIBE the cow as our mother (go-mata). Why? Because she gives the milk that nurtures and nourishes us from infancy to old age. When the cow is happy, satisfied, and well taken care of, she produces far more milk than her calf requires. We can use this milk for our dietary needs.

Srila Prabhupada writes, “Foods such as milk, milk products, sugar,…

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Srila Prabhupada and the puffed rice By Srutakirti dasa

“It wasn’t you had to think, ‘Oh, can I have a mango?'”

Srutakirti dasa, November 1973, ISKCON Bombay, Juhu Beach

One evening Srila Prabhupada called me into his room.

“This evening you can make me some puffed rice and peanuts,” he said. “It will fill me, but it is not heavy. What I ate last night made it difficult for me to get up and do my…

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Message From Robert by Bhaktimarga Swami

A message came from Robert of California
 
SUBJECT: You inspire me
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The Joy of Devotion Documentary Is Now Available in Five Languages Worldwide

Arts

In honor of ISKCON’s 50th anniversary, two award-winning film were produced. While Yadubara Das’ film the Hare Krishna! presents Prabhupada’s extraordinary life, an ISKCON Communications Ministry documentary The Joy of Devotion directed by Krisztina Danka (Krishna Lila Dasi) of Karuna Productions picks up where the other film leaves off and captures Prabhupada’s worldwide…

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Under The Sun by Bhaktimarga Swami

Artiome, my Russian friend for a number of years now, hosted me in his home at Isle Perrot.  It is a gorgeous spot just off the St. Lawrence River where it is particularly wide, and before its waters convert to the Lachine Rapids.  At 5:15 a.m., the sun was just perfect.  The morning sun is always life-giving.  It was in the early hours, at sunrise, that our guru, Prabhupada, took his momentous walks.
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Remembering Srila Prabhupada on Guru Purnima

Hare Krishna and pranams dear devotees,

Yesterday was Guru Purnima, appearance day of Sri Vyasadeva, who compiled all the vedas in a written form, towards the end of dwapar Yuga.

Srila…

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A lesson from Mr. Bean by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Do you ever watch Mr. Bean? Well, there is one episode that I like where he comes to a hotel and he checks in. He first rings a bell and someone appears from behind the counter and takes him to a room. He wants a cheap one and he is taken to the top of the hotel building and gets into the room. Everything is there and he proceeds to sit. He opens his suitcase and he takes out a drill and then he begins to drill into the wall. Holes in the hotel…

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Govardhan Eco-Village’s Ayurveda Center Transforms Lives

Lifestyle

By Madhava Smullen

Hidden away in the verdant Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra, some ninety kilometers from Mumbai, is Govardhan Ayurveda, a healing center that could change your life. 

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Good Spirit by Bhaktimarga Swami

 
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The Process of Surrender By Narasimha Swami Dasa

From Back to Godhead

By Narasimha Swami Dasa

Lord Krishna’s main message in the Bhagavad-gita is clear: He wants us to fully surrender to Him. The most vital part of the Bhagavad-gita deals with the advice Lord Sri Krishna gives to Arjuna on the surrendering process. One of the dictionary meanings of surrender is…

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Hatha Yoga and the Bhagavad-gita By Satyaraja Dasa

From Back to Godhead

How the Gita teaches the eight steps of hatha yoga, the topic of Patanjali’s Yoga-sutras.

According to a survey by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, an estimated 13.4 million Americans practice yoga, and many more experiment with it every year. Yoga is everywhere—from Mumbai to Moscow to…

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Unchangeable Soul

Ekadeśavikṛtamananyavat - considering it the same, while part is maimed

 

One part of a unit may be damaged of removed, yet still the unit is known by its nature.



It may happen that man cuts his finger off, but still he remains the same man, almost the same, as for function, however totally the same, as his nature goes. The nature of identity is unchangeable. The more it is true about the soul. It…

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Promoting the Vedic Culture

By Bhakti Nilaya das

A sign of a good leader is that he does not request those under him to do something that he is not prepared to do. So before we desire to distribute this Vedic culture to the whole world, we ourselves have to be following it in such a way that nobody can find even a minute discrepency in our practice. People are too attached…

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Lord Nrsimhadev Miraculous Pastimes

On april 22, 2005, Revati Sundari devi dasi, age 8, was climbing on the roof of the bamboo playhouse in the Grhastha park in Sri Mayapur dham. To her great surprise she fell through the roof, landing on her head, and the roof caved in on top of her. She was in shock for an hour, shaking and crying and incoherent. She also had concussion. Gaura Baba,…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.19

TEXT 19
jnanam karma ca karta ca

tridhaiva guna-bhedatah

procyate guna-sankhyane

yathavac chrnu tany api

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A Devotee’s Goal- Krishna seva, Vaishanava seva & Nama kirtana

Hare Krishna and pranams dear devotees,

I hope you all read the last blog on the amazing article written by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur on the essence of Lord Jagannath temple at Puri. In the second part today we will read a transcendental letter written by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, spiritual master of Srila…

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Reflections on Guru-purnima By Giriraj Swami

Today is 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 of…

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Prayer for Srila Sanatana Gosvami’s Mercy by Giriraj Swami

Sri Guru-purnima, or Vyasa-purnima, is the divine disappearance day of Srila Sanatana Gosvami, the eldest of the Six Gosvamis of Vrndavana. The authorized poet Sri Kavi-karnapura, in his book Caitanya-candrodaya-nataka (9.34, 35, 38), quoted in Sri Caitanya-caritamrta (Madhya 24.348–350), tells how Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu blessed Sanatana Gosvami with His specific…

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