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Lessons of Iso-Upanishad-1

I do not intend to turn my blogs into a scriptural forum, but as I focus on environment and health, the scriptures just cut right across. So, what to do? I shall take in few leads from the iso-upanisad to guide my discuss in the coming weeks.

Yesterday was janmasthami and I fasted the whole day, in spite of 9 hour day work. My colleagues persuaded me to drink water which I objected to. This is not a strain on my body; it’s a fulfillment of my spirit. Tomorrow will come and I shall… Continue

Added by Prithudas on August 15, 2009 at 5:51am — No Comments

Janamashatmi Greetings

On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, I extend my greetings and best wishes to all devotees.”
Hari Bol

Added by PREMSAGARARORA on August 14, 2009 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Happy Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Hare Krishna and Happy Sri Krishna Janmashtami to all..

May Lord Krishna and Srila Prabhupada bestow their causeless mercy upon all..

May Lord Krishna gives us shelter under His Lotus Feet...

Added by Manisha Makhijani on August 14, 2009 at 1:10pm — No Comments

happy janmashthami

i wish everyone a great janmashthami...........the best birthday to celebrate is of the supreme person.........

Added by subhashish dasgupta on August 14, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments


Dear All,


Please accept my humble obeisances.

On this auspicious day, I wish everyone a Krishna Conscious Year. You all are very nice devotees. Thank you all for your wonderful association. I cherish every moment of it. Please continue giving me your association.



Hari Bol,

Your humble servant,

Cintamani… Continue

Added by Chitra Datta on August 13, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Shelter of the Holy Name

Kaliyuga is progressing

And distresses are increasing

Yet oblivious of the same

I continue to live like a puffed up fool

Forgetting Krishna all the way.

Katrina lashed me yesterday

Swine flu is devouring me today

Yet I continue to live like a puffed up fool

Forgetting Krishna all the way.

Prices are soaring

Vegetations are disappearing

Yet I continue to live like a puffed up fool

Forgetting Krishna all the… Continue

Added by Chitra Datta on August 11, 2009 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Good to the Core

Excerpt from the

Introduction of: Good to the Core,

by John Blumberg

I have yet to meet anyone who would say they didn't want to operate from a position of a solid set of values. I think most of us want to be good to the core. On the surface, the concept of values is intellectually easy to understand. And so I assumed, and maybe you do too, that most of us understand and try live by our values.

However, I've found that it is more challenging than it would appear to be on the… Continue

Added by Mira on August 11, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Port Royal, PA : All day JANMASHTAMI festivities at Gita Nagari dhaam !!


Schedule for Sri Krsna Janmasthami

August 13, 2009

Fasting until midnight

4:30 am – mangala arotika

5:00 am – tulasi puja

5:15 am – japa

8:15 am – guru puja

8:30 am – srngara arotika (greeting the Deities)

9:00 am – class

11:30 am- raja bhoga offering

12:00 pm- bhoga arotika

3:30 pm – bhoga offering

4:00 pm – vaikalika arotika

5:30 pm – bhoga… Continue

Added by Hemant on August 11, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Vyasapuja Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu 2009

On 8th of Audust we celebrated Vyasapuja of our beloved Spiritual Master Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu in Gauradesh Colone Germany.

In our Morning lecture here in ISKCON Hari Nama Desh Hohenstein,

Chakravarty Prabhu mentioned the historic significant contribution of Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu to ISKCON. He helped in overcoming the crises of the zonal acharia system. And avoided the distruction and divorce of ISKCON.

Chakravarty Prabhu mentioned also the humble attitude of… Continue

Added by ISKCONW RMT Hari Nama Desh on August 9, 2009 at 9:31pm — No Comments


External Freedom and Inner Freedom

As long as you base your life on wealth, property and worldly things, you will

never be able to derive any real joy. There are two things which every person

has to attain; one is external freedom, the other is inner freedom. External

freedom speaks of independence, being free of external bonds and limitations.

Inner freedom speaks of liberation from the bondage of the senses, having them

under your full control. Every individual… Continue

Added by Mira on August 8, 2009 at 7:01pm — 1 Comment

Varnasrama and Community Development

Bhagavad-gita Lecture 13.35

Geneva, June 6, 1974

Ksetra means field of activities. Just like in agricultural land. You get a piece of land, and you produce your own food grain, or as you like. The government gives you a piece of land, and you have to pay a little tax, and you can grow your food grains as you like.

....The same example: You are given a field, a piece of land. You can grow twice, thrice in a year very nice foodstuff, sometimes pulses, sometimes paddy, sometimes the… Continue

Added by _ghanshyam das on August 8, 2009 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Importance of Garbhadhana Samskara: part 1

Importance of Garbhadhana Samskara:

If one is not purified by the process of the seed giving ceremony, or garbhadhana samskara he is immediately classified amongst the sudras because only the sudras do not undergo this purificatory process.

Krsna book, IIp.236

The pious seminal succession in the twice born families of the brahmanas and ksatriyas especially, as well as in the families of vaisyas also, must be kept very pure by the observation of the purificatory process… Continue

Added by _ghanshyam das on August 8, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Our Principle

Our principle is that we are against nothing and for nothing. Only for Krishna. We want whatever is favorable for Krishna.

(SP letter, Nityananda, Mar. 16, 1977)

Added by Nitin on August 7, 2009 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Ignorance is no Excuse : Nice Anecdote by Prabhupada

Later, during his massage Prabhupäda told me that any sex life in Vrindavana is an offence, even for married couples. He said, "We should follow the line of the Six Goswamis. Did they come here for having sex and beginning family? No. It is meant for retirement from material activity. They gave up family life and then came to Vrindavana."

I was puzzled because I couldn't see how the local people could avoid it. "Well, Srila Prabhupada, what about the Brijbasis, the people who are… Continue

Added by vibhava krsna das on August 6, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Please Remove My Confussion..!

Once upon a time SP said to his devotees that " Grahastas are Great but Brahmcharyas are safe...!,So become brahmcharya and be safe. "
I don't understand
How Grahast LIfe is Better than Brahmcharya Life...?
How Grahastas are gr8 than Brahmcharyas..?

Plz remove my confusion...!

Hare Krishna...To all
Hari Bol...!

Added by Sagar verma on August 5, 2009 at 6:26pm — 2 Comments

The gopis see Krsna and Balarama

One of the gopis told her friends, “The highest perfection of the eyes is to see Krsna and Balarama entering the forest and playing Their flutes and tending the cows with Their friends.”

From Krsna book Chapter 21, The Gopis Attracted by the Flute For Balaram Purnima

Added by Nitin on August 5, 2009 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

Who Is Poor...?

Prabhupada makes a very clear understanding what it means to be poor, poor doesn’t mean without money, without food, without clothes, poor means a person who does not have Krsna consciousness, they are spiritually poor. The people in the western countries living in their big, big mansions and expensive homes, driving their nice cars, eating al kind of foods, they are poor because although they have so much wealth materially, their hearts are lonely, their hearts are starving and when we look in… Continue

Added by Sagar verma on August 5, 2009 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Weapons of the Pandavas

At the end of Mahabharata, when the Pandavas returned victorious, they got together and travelled to the Himalayas, along a path that took them through many regions currently known to us as Himachal Pradesh.At one place they decided to leave their weapons and proceed higher up in the mountains to perform penance.The place where they left the weapons is known as Rampur Bushahr, established by Pradyumna,the son of Lord Krishna Himself, and is located 102KM from Simla. It can be easily reached by… Continue

Added by Sanjeev Kumar Punj on August 5, 2009 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

Angry Swami declares war on maya, especially Mayavada

This post is a follow up of my three earlier posts titled "Mayavadi to become stool worm‏","I want to kick them, never mind I go to hell‏ " and "More face-kicking‏". All these posts… Continue

Added by Nitin on August 4, 2009 at 1:50pm — No Comments

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