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October 2010 Blog Posts (150)

Purnachandra Maharaja's health update



Dear Devotees,



Dandavat…
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Added by ISKCON desire tree on October 31, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

GURU VANDANA

GURU VANDANA







Akhand mandla karam, vyaptam yena characharam

tat padam darshitam yena, tasmai shri gurave namah



I bow to that Shri Guru who pervades the whole universe constituting of beings moving and unmoving and by whom is shown the state of Tat (Supreme Brahman)



Dhyana mulam gurur murtih, puja mulam gurur padam

mantra mulam gurur vakyam,… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on October 30, 2010 at 1:02pm — 3 Comments

How can God tolerate demoniac activities?

Hare Krishna :)

Please accept my humble obeiances.



I've been looking forward to ask this question for quite a long time.

Krishna, the Supreme personality of Godhead, He is the cause of all causes,and everything emanates from Him.

In one BG lecture as Srila Prabhupada, was explaining , from one (single whole) God became many because he wants to enjoy with many.

Now, when the spirit conditioned souls like us, we commit demoniac activities, launch attack on the innocent… Continue

Added by Pujan Sinha on October 30, 2010 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment


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Kondaveedu to be developed as major tourist spot



Efforts are being made to realize the immense tourist potential of the state by developing places of historical importance, chief minister K.Rosaiah said here after performing the consecration ceremony of ISKCON Golden temple project at chengishkhan… Continue

Added by Pusta Gopika Devi Dasi on October 30, 2010 at 8:09am — 1 Comment

PRABHUPADA SPEAKS ABOUT - 'WHY EVERYONE SHOULD READ BHAGAVAD GITA – PART 2'

Introduction

Gita su-gita kartavya…

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Added by Janaka Dasa (Dr Jagadeesh TG) on October 29, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

KRISHNA IS LET DOWN

KRISHNA IS LET DOWN

Taken from the book "The butter thief"

Now Krishna became somewhat bigger. One day Yasoda told Him, “It’s your birthday today. Go and bring a female calf here, and worship her.“ Krishna became so happy. He went out and chose a very beautiful she-calf, who was as snow-white as a swan.

The calf was very healthy, and stout and strong, and…

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Added by geeta kakkar on October 29, 2010 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments

WHAT PRICE FREEDOM?

We all want our freedoms, but it seems they are not so free. Recent figures reveal that the cost of freeing Iraq and hopefully the rest of us from tyrants and terrorists is well over one trillion dollars and rising. Then there is the grisly cost of casualties, over ninety thousand dead and innumerable others injured.



That is just one war among so many, all fought with the hope of gaining or preserving someone’s freedom. But even in peacetime we still have to pay for freedom. To be free… Continue

Added by Mayapur Vasi Das on October 29, 2010 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

One must become a servant of the holy name

“In the spiritual world the Absolute is always Absoute; the name, form, quality and pastimes of the Absolute are all as good as the Absolute Himself. As such, one is understood to be an eternal servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If he considers himself an eternal servant of the holy name and in this spirit distributes the holy name to the world. One who chants in this spirit, without offenses, is certainly elevated to the platform of understanding that the holy name and the… Continue

Added by Mayapur Vasi Das on October 28, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments

The process of chanting is very simple

“This process of hari-kirtana is very simple: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. Actually there are only three words: Hare, Krishna, and Rama. But they are very nicely arranged for chanting so that everyone can take the mantra and chant Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare. Since we have started this movement in the Western countries, Europeans, Americans, Africans, Egyptians, and Japanese are all chanting. There… Continue

Added by Mayapur Vasi Das on October 28, 2010 at 4:51pm — 2 Comments

Krishna’s Flute

Krishna’s Flute

There are three kinds of flutes used by Krsna.

One is called venu,

one is called murali,

and the third is called vamsi.…

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Added by Benu Aggarwal on October 28, 2010 at 10:51am — 3 Comments

THE ENEMY WITHIN

The recent suicide attacks in London were a crime not just against humanity,

but against God and indeed life itself. Human life is a gift from God for us

to achieve life’s perfection and go back to him. No one has the right to

maliciously destroy that gift, especially in God’s name.



But in truth life itself cannot be destroyed. We are eternal spiritual souls

inhabiting material temporary bodies. We are not destroyed when the body is

killed. The Bhagavad-gita says,… Continue

Added by Mayapur Vasi Das on October 28, 2010 at 9:44am — No Comments

9 Instructions by Bhismadeva



Bhismadeva advised for all human beings nine qualifications:

1. Not to become angry

2. Not to lie

3. To equally distribute wealth

4. To forgive

5. To beget children only by one’s legitimate wife

6. To be pure in mind and hygienic in body

7. Not to be inimical toward anyone

8. To be simple

9. To support servants or subordinates.



Bhismadeva also advices this:

To…

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Added by audarye on October 27, 2010 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

Froth on the Seawater

Froth on the Seawater









samudrera phena yena ksane srsti-laya mayara samsare khela sei-bhave haya





"The froth on the seawater arises one moment and disappears the next; the play of maya's worldly illusion is exactly like that."



keha nahe pita-mata atmiya-svajana ...saba-i phenara mata thake alpa-ksana





"No one is actually a… Continue

Added by Tanumadhya Dasa on October 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Story of Lord Krishna

Story of Lord Krishna - SRIMAD BHAGAVATA by Krsna-Dwaipayana Vyasa



The Reunion







1. When the gopis saw that their dearmost Krsna had returned to them, they all stood up at once, and out of their affection for Him their eyes bloomed wide. It was as if the air of life had reentered their bodies.



2. One gopi joyfully took Krsna’s hand between her folded… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on October 27, 2010 at 2:50pm — 3 Comments


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Aindra Prabhu's name plate





Aindra Prabhu’s nameplate at ISKCON Krishna Balaram Mandir. Two nameplates have been engraved. One in English and Hindi.





Thank you.



Your Servant,

Yudhistir Govinda Das…



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Added by Pusta Gopika Devi Dasi on October 26, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

----- BATTLE WITH IDENTITY AND INDEPENDENCE -----

Battle with identity

and independence…



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Added by Vandana Goel on October 25, 2010 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Contemplation on The Duties of of a Vaisnava devotee, a Servant of Sri Gouranga and Sri Nityananda.

The Duties of of a Vaisnava devotee, a Servant of Sri Gouranga and Sri Nityananda.



To Serve the Spiritual Master, the Bona fide Representative of the Lord who has dedicated his Life to the Order of His predecessor Acaryas to Fulfill the Desire of the Lord that all the conditioned living entities should be Delivered through the Mercy of His holy Names.

To go about your activities of Daily Maintenance of your life and responsibilities and spread the Rays of the benediction Moon of… Continue

Added by Tanumadhya Dasa on October 25, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

THE RUNAWAY CALF

THE RUNAWAY CALF

Taken from the book "The butter thief"







One day a gopi told Mother Yasoda, “Today, I caught your son Krishna red-handed, with His hand right in a pot of

butter. I asked Him, ‘Why have you come here? Did You come to steal butter?’ “‘No, no mother! I was searching for My calf. I was playing with him today, and he ran away. So I followed him,… Continue

Added by geeta kakkar on October 25, 2010 at 12:38pm — 12 Comments

Hari Bol!



पाँच पहर धन्धे गया, तीन पहर गया सोय ।
एक पहर हरि नाम बिन, मुक्ति कैसे होय…


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Added by Raghupati Raghav Das on October 25, 2010 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

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