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October 2018 Blog Posts (180)


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Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura about inattentive chanting

Questions about INATTENTIVE CHANTING and answers by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura from his books:

Q. What is the main impediment blocking one from developing attachment for chanting?

A. If one gives up all the offenses in chanting, but remains inattentive, he can never develop attachment for chanting. (Sajjana Tosani…

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Removing the Scarcity of Pure Devotional Service By Niranjana Swami

krsnotkirtana-gana-nartana-kala-pathojani-bhrajita

sad-bhaktavali-hamsa-cakra-madhupa-sreni-viharaspadam

karnanandi-kala-dhvanir vahatu me jihva-maru-prangane

sri-caitanya daya-nidhe tava lasal-lila-sudha-svardhuni

TRANSLATION

O my merciful Lord Caitanya, may the…

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ISKCON Delhi initiates 'Value Awareness Campaign" through largest ever festival for 6,000 Youth

ISKCON Youth Forum, the youth wing of ISKCON Delhi (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) organized the biggest ever youth festival by them in Delhi-NCR titled “UDGAAR – An Expression of Goodness and Joy” on 14th October at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi, appreicated Udgaar festival, and ISKCON's effort in an offcial letter from his office.…
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Gentle forgiving Krsna – the only shelter

By Sacinandana Swami

Like a beautiful palace with a closed door the dhama also requires a key to grant us entrance. This is chanting the Name. According to Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakura it is chanting the Holy Name with loving affection.

“Dham is Nam”. That is the very first manifestation for the sincere sadhaka.…

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Chief Minister of Gujarat Launches the Hare Krishna! Film DVD

Events

The Gujarati dubbed DVD of the hit movie “Hare Krishna – The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami who started it all” was launched at the ISKCON Ahmedabad Ram Vijaya Festival on October 19th by the Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani.  

Yadubara das, the film’s director spoke to the audience of 2,000 on Srila Prabhupada’s remarkable life and…

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Bhaktiland Offers Grants to Support Devotee Artists

 
Arts
 
By Madhava Smullen

Heartwood Soundstage, an intimate venue in Gainesville, Florida will come alive at 7pm on Wednesday November 7thwith the second annual kirtan dance party and fundraiser by non-profit Bhaktiland…

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Taking advantage of mercy by making an effort

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

Question: You have mentioned that logic can sometimes make us dull and this maybe is an example of how that works. In your class, I am trying to be logical and I am having a little difficulty, as what you have said seems like a circular kind of reasoning. You were saying that we are all running to apparent limitations and we have to break through these,…

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Coffered Ceiling Progress Report

By Sadbhuja Das

We have completed the research for the ingredients that will be used for the coffered ceiling sections within the domes of the TOVP.

Based on that research we have found…

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Quality and Quantity

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Defining the Divine, East and West

From Back to Godhead

By Satyaraja Dasa

Conceptions of God in the Bhagavad-gita encompass those of other traditions and give full picture of the Absolute Truth.

“The Bhagavad-gita teaches a pantheistic view of God,”…

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A Call to Spiritual Heroism

 

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa

Like Ravana of the Ramayana, the heroes and heroines of today’s movies have a fatal flaw.

The Ramayana is an ancient Vedic saga of action, romance, wisdom, and adventure; a saga that has inspired a quarter of the world’s population for millennia; a saga that depicts a past when…

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Second U.S. Viva Kultura Tour Moves Audiences To Tears

 
Arts
 
By Madhava Smullen 

The second annual U.S. tour by Indradyumna Swami and company has made people feel more connected to themselves and each other, inspired spiritual awakenings, and moved audiences to tears.…

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ISKCON Leaders Call On The Prime Minister of India

Events

Gopal Krishna Goswami, ISKCON’s Governing Body Commissioner and Chairman of the India Bureau, along with Yudhistir Govinda Das, Head of ISKCON Communications in India, called on the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi at his official residence in New Delhi earlier today.

Gopal Krishna Goswami updated the Prime Minister with the…

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Month of Kartika - Pure Devotion on Sale for Less

Yashoda tries to bind Krishna

By Karnamrita Das

[Reposted from 10-11-2011]One of the recommendations for advancing in devotional service is the observance of Kartika Vrata (special devotional practices) especially in Vrindavana, India, or at some…

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Hare Krishna Movie News

By Yadubara Das

The Gujarati dubbed DVD of the hit movie “HARE KRISHNA – The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami who started it all” was launched at the ISKCON Ahmedabad Ram Vijaya Festival on Oct. 19 by the Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani.

Yadubara das, the film’s director spoke to the audience of 2000 on Srila…

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Live and let live by Kadamba Kanana Swami

How do I deal with a relationship where there is a lot of friction?

Such things are all a matter of stars. Astrology can show us how people’s karma is composed. It basically calculates different elements in a person’s nature which allows us to get a view of what kind of karma that person has. So when two people come together, astrology allows us to see if there is compatibility between those people. Sometimes when such calculations take…

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“Kachori-mukha”

By BB Govinda Swami

This is a picture of Srila Prabhupada’s samadhi, as it was, after he entered samadhi in 1977.

It was a small brick house with cow dung on the walls and floor. The small mound that you see beneath the asana and picture was the original samadhi stambha.

In…

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Harmful Inclinations

By His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Lecture given in Honolulu, May 6, 1976

Our proclivity to enjoy here under the influence of the material nature keeps us bound to material existence.

pravritti-lakshanash chaiva

traigunya-vishayo mune

yo ’sav alina-prakriter

guna-sargah punah punah

“O great sage…

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International Seminar at the Islamic State University of Bandung, Indonesia

By Nila-kamala das

On the 22nd of October 2018, His Holiness Subhag Swami Maharaj was invited to speak about the importance and the significance of the Hare Krishna Movement to an audience of 200 students, faculty chairmen and faculty secretaries. The Islamic State University is a prestigious institution in Bandung with many departments. The university gives their…

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The Divine Night

By Radhanatha Swami

Understanding the deeper meanings of rasa-lila.

Sarat-purnima is the first day of the month of Kartika (Oct.-Nov.). It is on this night that Lord Krsna enacts His rasa-lila in Vrndavana. The rasa-lila is the ultimate culmination of spiritual realization. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Sukadeva Gosvami, Rupa Gosvami,…

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