ISKCON Desire Tree - Devotee Network

Connecting Devotees Worldwide - In Service Of Srila Prabhupada

October 2017 Blog Posts (155)


Sevak
Our only hope is Srila Prabhupada and his parampara

By Giriraj Swami

Every evening, after reciting the Damodarastaka, we read from Srimad-Bhagavatam about the Damodara lila, and one of tonight’s verses and purports, related to Krishna’s deliverance of the two demigods cursed to stand as twin Arjuna trees, struck me as especially relevant.

Lord Krishna said, “Although these two young men are the sons of the very rich Kuvera…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 31, 2017 at 4:23pm — No Comments


Sevak
Bhisma Pancaka

Bhisma Pancaka

This kind of 5 day fast is also prescribed for the last 5 days of Kartika (Damodara) Month and it is known as “Bhisma Pancaka”. During that vrata puja offerings to the Lord are also prescribed. I am listing them below. There are also mantras that go with these offerings. However, I didn’t find any specific mention about this for Purusottama month. In the Padma Purana it only stated that in…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 31, 2017 at 4:18pm — No Comments


Sevak
Rath Yatra By ISKCON Delhi 2017

By Vrajendranandan Das

Dear Maharajas and Prabhus

Please Accept My Humble Obeisances. All Glories To Srila Prabhupada.

On 28th of October, ISKCON Delhi celebrated the 37th Jagannatha Ratha Yatra with unprecedented pomp and gaiety.

History states that the Gopis of…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 31, 2017 at 4:11pm — No Comments


Sevak
ISKCON Pakistan Diwali Gala Festival

By the mercy of Lord Sri Sri Radha Krishna, Sita Ram Lachman Hanuman and Srila Prabhupada the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Pakistan and Managing Committee, celebrated “ISKCON Diwali Gala Festival”.

Below topics were covered during 2 Days Program in Karachi

– Scientific understanding of Bhagavad Gita by our guest speakers HG Shyamanada…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 31, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 10.30

TEXT 30
prahladas casmi daityanam

kalah kalayatam aham

mrganam ca mrgendro 'ham

vainateyas ca paksinam

SYNONYMS…
Continue

Added by Rohit Kharwal on October 31, 2017 at 11:24am — No Comments

Lessons Learned from my Service with ISKCON Prison Ministry

By Govindanandini Dasi

In 2012, I was casually looking at Dandavats.com when, for the first time in my life, I came across the words “ISKCON Prison Ministry”. I felt curious to know what it was all about. I began to read their article, appealing the readers to become volunteers to correspond with prison inmates and send them Srila Prabhupada’s books! I was instantly attracted to…

Continue

Added by Bhakti-lata Dasi on October 30, 2017 at 8:48pm — No Comments


Sevak
ISKCON Italy Participates at a Conference in Parliament

ISKCON Italy’s Narada Muni Das (Fabio Pianigiani) participated at a conference held in the Italian Parliamanet celebrating the bi-centennary of Baha’u’llah.

After reading the message of greetings from ISKCON Minister of Communications Anuttama Das, in his presentation, Narada Muni Das elaborated on the importance of different faith groups’ celebrating together and sharing their goals. …

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 30, 2017 at 5:17pm — No Comments


Sevak
Update on HG Agnideva Prabhu

Dear devotees, friends and well-wishers,

Here is an update on Agnideva prabhu:

On Wednesday neurologists were planning a spinal tap to check for the dreadful Gullian Barr’e Syndrome. But on Thursday Agnideva prabhu was able to move his hands and lower limbs as well. This recovery in mobility is not symptomatic of GBS, so they continued trying to improve his breathing. He was achieving good oxygen levels and by Friday very minimal…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 30, 2017 at 5:04pm — No Comments


Sevak
Srila Prabhupada’s Unique Achievement

Late 1966. “It took Hopkins a while to adjust to the idea of a Vaishnava temple replete with a printing operation in the middle of the Lower East Side of New York City. “It’s an astonishing story,” he reflected. “If someone told you a story like this, you wouldn’t believe it. Here’s this person, seventy years old, coming to a country where he’s never been before. He doesn’t know anybody, he has no money, no contacts,…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 30, 2017 at 4:59pm — No Comments


Sevak
The Governor of Geneva: If everybody joins your movement, what will happen to the economy

By Guru-Gauranga

On May 29, 1974 Prabhupada landed in Geneva and was accompanied by Satsvarupa Goswami and Nitai.

We picked Prabhupada and his team up at the airport and brought him to the temple.

I was very busy with all the arrangements for Prabhupada’s meetings and programs and for the official reception of Srila Prabhupada by the Governor of Geneva.

I was…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 30, 2017 at 4:53pm — No Comments


Sevak
Srila Prabhupada explains why cooperation is the essence of the movement

The purport of the verse is that even Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu — He is God himself, Krsna Himself — He felt, alone, unable to do this task. He felt.

So this is the position. You are cooperating; therefore I am getting the credit. Otherwise alone what could I do? Ekaki amara nahi paya bolo.

Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself wanted our cooperation. He is God, Krsna. And therefore…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 30, 2017 at 4:05pm — No Comments


Sevak
Let No One Go Hungry

Srila Prabhupada continually stressed the importance of prasadam distribution in ISKCON Mayapur, and he instructed that no one within a ten mile radius of Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir should go hungry. Following Srila Prabhupada’s instructions, Food for Life Mayapur has been endeavoring for many years to fulfill this goal. Hundreds of thousands of visitors and pilgrims are fed prasadam by Food for Life Mayapur, as well as villagers in the…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 30, 2017 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 10.29

TEXT 29
anantas casmi naganam

varuno yadasam aham

pitrnam aryama casmi

yamah samyamatam aham

SYNONYMS
anantah—Ananta; ca—also; asmi—I…
Continue

Added by Rohit Kharwal on October 30, 2017 at 11:18am — No Comments


Sevak
What if this is our last day on this planet?

By Vibhu Chaitanya Das

We usually feel that there will be another day but what if there is no other day? What if this is our last day on this planet, the last day in this body? Did we accumulate sufficient blessings in this life to make it our last? Spiritual life is about accruing blessings throughout one’s devotional life; blessings from the Supreme Lord and His devotees.…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 28, 2017 at 3:09pm — No Comments


Sevak
Krishna, the Supreme Cowherd Boy

suklastami karttike tu

smrta gopastami budhaih

tad-dinad vasudevo ‘bhud

gopah purvam tu vatsapah

“The eighth lunar day of the bright fortnight of the month of Kartik is known by authorities as Gopastami. From that day, Lord Vasudeva served as a cowherd, whereas previously He had tended the calves.”

-Srimad Bhagavatam 10.15.1,…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 28, 2017 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Glimpses of Kartik Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama 2017

“Wandering in Navadvipa is the best of all opulences, the best of all religious principles, the best

of all kinds of worship, the best of all perfections, the best of all glories, and the best of all

oceans of sweetness.” – Sri Navadvipa Sataka by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati Thakura…

Continue

Added by Mayapur Internal Communications on October 28, 2017 at 11:27am — No Comments


Sevak
Etiquette is not just a handshake between two generations but a code that unlocks the treasure of blessing

Vaishnava etiquette is an ornament of a Vaishnava. It may not be appearing so dazzling like gold and silver ornaments which attracts the common people but it attracts other devotees and the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Epitome of Vaishnava etiquette by Sages of Naimisaranya.

The great sages offered the speaker of the Bhagavatam an elevated seat of respect called the vyasasana, or the seat of Sri Vyasadeva.

They asked questions…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 27, 2017 at 4:18pm — No Comments


Sevak
Gopastami

On this day Lord Sri Krishna became a qualified cowherd. Before this day, he was a keeper of the calves.

The Killing of Dhenukasura:

“Thus Sri Krishna, along with His elder brother Balarama, passed the childhood age known as kaumara and stepped into the age of pauganda, from the sixth year up to the tenth. At that time, all the cowherd men conferred and agreed to give those boys who had passed their…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 27, 2017 at 2:29pm — No Comments


Sevak
Sri Srinivasa Acarya – Disappearance

Sri Ramacandra Kaviraja, the son of Khandavasi Ciranjiva and Sunanda, was a disciple of Srinivasa Acarya and the most intimate friend of Narottama dasa Thakura, who prayed several times for his association. His youngest brother was Govinda Kaviraja. Srila Jiva Gosvami very much appreciated Sri Ramacandra Kaviraja’s great devotion to Lord Krishna and therefore gave him the title Kaviraja. Sri Ramacandra…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 27, 2017 at 2:09pm — No Comments


Sevak
Sri Gadadhara Dasa Gosvami - Disappearance

Sri Gadadhara dasa Thakura previously lived at Navadwip. When the Lord went to live at Nilacala Sri Dasa Gadadhara also there to be with Him. Later on Mahaprabhu sent him back with Nityananda Prabhu to preach in Bengal. He first stayed at Eriyadahagram, which is situated on the banks of the Ganges. Then he spent some time in Navadwipa, taking care of Saci Mata and Visnupriya, but after their disappearance he came to live at Katwa, where…

Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree network on October 27, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

1999

1970

Receive Daily Nectar

Online Statistics

Addon Services

For more details:
Click here 


Back to Godhead Magazine !

For more details:
English | Hindi

© 2019   Created by ISKCON desire tree network.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service