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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 17.18

TEXT 18
satkara-mana-pujartham

tapo dambhena caiva yat

kriyate tad iha proktam

rajasam calam adhruvam

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Life according to the Bhagavatam

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

bhyāsa-yoga-yuktena

cetasā nānya-gāminā

paramaṁ puruṣaṁ divyaṁ

yāti pārthānucintayan, (Bhagavad-gita 8.8)

Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gita that by regular practise of offering everything in service to him, we will become strong. So, it’s very nice that we have communities of devotees and…

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Tractor-machine, means kill the Bulls

By Dusyanta dasa

February 12, 1976, Mayapur

Morning Walk

“Machine means unemployment for many. Tractor, they’re using, they’re unemployment for bulls and ploughmen and then they, bulls have to be killed. This is going on. Unemployment, then kill them.”

One of the main…

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What It Was Like To Be With Prabhupada?

By Mahatma Das

Devotees often ask, “What was Prabhupada like?” I prefer to answer this question by relating what we personally experienced in our hearts in his presence, and how those feelings changed us, uplifted us and inspired us to fully give our youth to him. It is somewhat of challenge to relate how we felt in the presence of a pure devotee, but I hope to give you some glimpse of what it…

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Importance of controlling our tongue

By Radhanath Swami

If someone offers you some mahaprasad, then you should honor little whenever it is, whenever they offer, you can honour little bit. But as far as going out of your way to find mahaprasad at times that are unregulated to eating schedule. That is simply feeding the tendency for your tongue to continue to be uncontrolled.

jihvara…

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Be humbler even than a blade of grass

By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura

The holy command of Shri Guru has been that we shall serve Godhead in association with one another. By the word ‘we’ he did not mean any one individual. There are many persons who are very selfish, indeed. They say, ‘I alone shall serve. It is incumbent on me alone. No one else has any claim to join me in my service of Godhead.’ But the kind heart of Shri Gurudeva says, ‘Come, let all of us jointly…

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The lost relationship by HH Sacinandana Swami

Do you have strong friendships? By this I mean people close to your heart, who are with you through good and bad times, people with whom your life is tightly bound. Will these relationships endure at your deathbed and beyond? There is only one person who is tightly bound to us beyond the barrier of death. He has always been with us, even before this life. He is a friend who knows the contents of our heart… and yet we…

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Running After Lakshmi By Gautam Saha

Most of the times, we are running after money ( dhan ). Money is what makes the world go round, or so it appears. Many a times, this appears to be true. Money enables us to buy goods and services, food, clothing and other basic necessities of life, possessions, home, car, luxuries, etc; Since Laxmi is the goddess of wealth, we worship her to bless us with her favour and…

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The meaning of respect by Sacinandana Swami

Materialistic society teaches us to be aggressive and calculating so we can push our way through. In Vaisnava culture it is opposite – we offer respect. The reason: when you give respect without expecting something in return, you open yourself up to the power of divine blessings.

Imbibing a culture of respect, where you are deferential towards others in general but especially…

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Teachings Of My Mother by Karnamrita Das

Monday, May 20th was the death anniversary of my mom. I usually post the blog I wrote a few days after she “left her body” (as devotees call death of the physical body, since the soul moves on) nine years ago. Today, I would like to express some thoughts for your consideration, and perhaps, for thinking of your own mom, or your relationship to your parents in general. One of the questions I am thinking about is: “How…

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This is Vrindavan. This is kirtan. This is Krishna Consciousness!

Kartamasa das: The first time I met Yamuna devi, my life changed forever.

I was in Saranagati for the Christmas holidays in 2000 having a reunion with my closest childhood friends. We were all in our early twenties, and having recently finished our university education and started work, we spent our time together recalling our childhood activities. One day we decided to have kirtan, but in a…

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ISKCON-London To Reach out to New Audiences With Ambitious 50th Anniversary Events

Events
 
By Madhava Smullen



The Radha-Krishna Temple in London is celebrating its 50thanniversary, and the 50th anniversary of the installation of Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara, with several exciting events this year.

“The Hare Krishna…

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My Letter to Parvati Devi by Giriraj Swami

Yesterday in Vrindavan is a memorial program for Srila Prabhupada’s dear disciple Parvati devi dasi. I wrote a letter to her for the occasion:

My dear Parvati Devi,

Please accept my humble, respectful obeisances. All glories to our eternal…

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True Colours by Bhaktimarga Swami



So, the rule is to walk a stretch daily. “Not alone,” cautioned my doctor. It makes total sense.  


Raymond and I took to grooving, at least moving, through the park where you have this blossoming happening. I asked him what…
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Remembering Help in Freeing Soviet Hare Krishnas Rendered by Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke

People

By Sri Prahlada Das 

News of the peaceful death of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke on May 16that the age of 89, has evoked praise of the charismatic leader. Dominating Australian politics in the 1980s, he is credited with introducing universal healthcare, modernising the economy, floating the dollar and of achieving the highest approval…

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How the Essence of Religions Came From Vedic Culture by Sri Nandanandana dasa

(An Excerpt from the book Mysteries of the Ancient Vedic Empire, by Sri Nandanandana dasa–Stephen Knapp)

As we look over the various cultures and religions of the world, we may ask if all religious systems are divine. Though they seem to conflict with each other on various points, still there are many areas of truth in which they all agree. Or you could say that some of the same essential truths can be found within each of them. And by a careful comparison, we can…

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Wait Until I Am Dead by Kavicandra Swami

Whenever a devotee leaves his or her body, we hear so much praise of them. Everyone becomes happy to be absorbed glorifying a devotee. It seems that we do not do enough of praising devotees while they are with us. Of course a devotee should not be hankering to be praised. St. Francis of Assisi would tell those who started to praise him, “Wait until I am dead, I could fall down at any time”. Of course that just makes him more worthy of praise.

“Offering all respect to…

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Thriving Devotee Population in Siberia Embraces Japa Retreats by Madhava Smullen

Activism

Chanting japa is one of the activities most central to Krishna consciousness. So every year for the past seven years, devotees from Kemerovo in Siberia, Russia, have put on a special Japa Retreat for both local Vaishnavas and those from surrounding areas.

This year, the Kemerovo Japa Retreat ran from April 29thto May 3rd. About 120…

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Boat Festival Season!

It’s the boat festival season in Mayapur. After 7 days of ecstatic boat festival of Radha Madhava, we celebrated two very sweet and ecstatic boat festivals of Sri Jagannath, Baladev Subhadra- one at Rajapur, while the other being at Srila Prabhupada Ghat to Pancaveni by Land department. HH Jayapataka Maharaj took part in the celebration.

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