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The silver lining of any dark cloud

When you feel like breaking down,

run away, an open ground...

When tears don't stop, you cry,

some one fails to understand why...

When this moment you waited since long ago,

is not the same, for all you know...

When aspirations may pass you by, 

you cannot hold on nor let them go...

When rage of thunder, fills your mind

you…

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Added by Aarti S on October 31, 2013 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments


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Role and Attitude of a Leader





By His Holiness Bir Krishna dasa Goswami



• Leaders help and facilitate the devotees becoming Krishna conscious

• A real leader is a servant leader. He respects the individuality of others

• A real leader listens to what other persons need, so he can actually help them

• Leaders…

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The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga Part 8

Bhakti begins when is..., one is actually liberated from the influence of the modes of material nature. That is real bhakti. Otherwise, when you are, we are in training, that is called prakrta-bhakta. Actually, we are in the material state, but we are being trained up, the Deity worship. This is, following the rules and regulations under the instruction of spiritual master. Or Vedic injunction, this is training period. But even in the training…
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The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga Part 7

Pradyumna: "The impersonalists sometimes misunderstand devotional service in such a way that they divide Krsna from His paraphernalia and pastimes. For example, the Bhagavad-gita is spoken on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra, and the impersonalists say that although Krsna is of interest, the Battlefield of Kuruksetra isn't. The devotees, however, also know that the Battlefield of Kuruksetra by itself has nothing to do with their business, but in…
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The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga Part 6

This knowledge, Vedic knowledge, is received by parampara system. Just like Krsna said to sun-god,


imam vivasvate yogam

proktavan aham avyayam

vivasvan manave praha

manur iksvakave 'bravit

 [Bg. 4.1]


evam parampara-praptam

imam rajarsayo viduh

 [Bg. 4.2]


Krsna said that "This yoga system, first of all I…
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The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga Part 5

Similarly, yogis, they also want power, material power. Anima laghima siddhi. Asta-siddhi. So if you have some power, you can fly in the air, you can walk over the water, you can get anything you desire immediately. These are yoga-siddhi. So…
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GBC Proposals - AGM 2014

Dear Maharajas, Prabhus, and Matajis,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

The Annual General Meeting of the ISKCON GBC Society will begin on February 20, 2014. Following the ISKCON GBC Society's Rules of Order, the GBC Secretariat requests proposals, duly sponsored by a GBC member, to be submitted by December 31, 2013. This will allow adequate time for the GBC Secretariat and Deputies to prepare the proposals for presentation at…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - Bg. 7.7

TEXT 7

mattah parataram nanyat

kincid asti dhananjaya

mayi sarvam idam protam

sutre mani-gana iva

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Thought Of The Day

Prabhupada: Yes. You cannot fix anything. You can simply think that "I am now fixed up." That is not possible. Even if you fix up one type of suffering, another type of suffering will come. So suffering must be there. The body means suffering. One should understand this, that asann api klesada asa dehah [SB 5.5.4]. Na sadhu manye yato atmano 'yam asannapi klesada asa dehah. You are trying to adjust things, threefold miserable…

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Lord Varaha, the boar who battles for planet Earth

The lady was lusty and wanted sons.

Little did she know that her children

would be demons, and that the Lord Himself

would have to come and kill them.

It was evening. The sun was setting on the forest cottage of the great sage…

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Appearance Day of Radha Kunda

Appearance Day of Radha Kunda by HH Giriraj Swami

(Giriraj Swami was born Glenn Phillip Teton, the only son of a respected Chicago lawyer who was later appointed judge. In March of 1969, while studying at Brandeis University in Boston, he met His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami…

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The Lake of Love

The Lake of Love by HH Indradyumna Swami

(Indradyumna Swami is a disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), a Sannyasi traveling preacher, and a guru or spiritual teacher in the Chaitanya Vaishnava tradition. Each year…

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Fire Sacrifice for Govardhana Puja

Fire Sacrifice for Govardhana Puja by HH Lokanath Swami

(Lokanath Swami born in Aravade, a small village Maharashtra, Indian, he went to Mumbai for studying. In the year 1971, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was touring India with his foreign disciples and had…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - Bg. 7.6

TEXT 6

etad-yonini bhutani

sarvanity upadharaya

aham krtsnasya jagatah

prabhavah pralayas tatha

 …

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Housing Committee

By His Holiness Radhanatha Swami

The Housing Committee tries to get the congregation to help devotees who need housing. Once Rohini Kumar and Radha Sakhi, his wife, were married, the congregation raised enough money, more than 15,000 US dollars to buy them an apartment. The congregation bought the house, put it completely in their name, and then arranged…

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Will we have to lose everything before we lose our blindness?

Attachment makes us blind – blind to everything other than the object of our attachment. The Bhagavad-gita (01.01) indicates this blinding power of attachment through its starting question, its only verse spoken by the blind Dhritarashtra. His biased enquiry about the fate of his forces reveals that his blindness went far deeper than the physical. He couldn’t…

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Puri - The city of Jagannath

The sacred city of Puri is one of India’s most popular attractions for pilgrims and tourists. Situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, this city of 80,000 is most famous for its colossal temple of Jagannatha, the Lord of the universe.…

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Added by Vrindavana Das LNS on October 30, 2013 at 11:51am — No Comments

Materialism and Detachment

“One should not give up anything which can be utilized in the service of the Lord. For instance, we are using many machines for the advancement of our present Krishna consciousness movement, machines like typewriters, dictaphones, tape recorders, microphones and airplanes. Sometimes people ask us, ‘Why are you utilizing material products if you…

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The Form of God: fact or fancy?

Very often the readers of BACK TO GODHEAD become puzzled when they see a picture of Lord Krishna. Usually they have been exposed only to Western religious philosophy, which hints that God is a person—the eternal father of every living entity—but gives scanty information about His form. For this reason many people think God is formless or…

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Simple living High thinking

“The cause of it [the world's malady] is spiritual. We are suffering from having sold our souls to the pursuit of an objective which is both spiritually wrong and practically unobtainable. We have to reconsider our objective and change it. And until we do this, we shall not have peace, either amongst ourselves or within each…

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