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October 2018 Blog Posts (180)


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Pure goodness by Kadamba Kanana Swami

It is not possible to have a pure and noble character unless one is a spiritually realised person. It is not possible unless one has an attitude of servitorship towards God. Ultimately, that is where all good qualities come from and that is the only reason to maintain good qualities. There is a philosophy called humanism and basically, it resembles religious behaviour –…

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The month of Radharani… The month of devotional service

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

In the Bhagavad-gita 10.35, Krsna says that of all the months, “I am marga-sirsa,” which is a name for the November-December period. It is said that before Krsna, first comes Radha… Radha-Krsna, Radha-Syam, Sita-Rama, like that. First the consort of the Lord is mentioned. Therefore the month of Kartik, which comes before this month of marga-sirsa, is a…

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Kartika and Sarat-purnima: Special Mercy and the Dance of Divine Love

By Giriraj Swami

A Talk by Giriraj Swami October 17, 2005 Sri Sri Radha-Radhanatha Temple Durban, South Africa

We welcome you to this most auspicious place, the temple of Sri Sri Radha-Radhanatha, on the most auspicious occasion of the beginning of Kartika, in the most auspicious association of Lord Krsna’s devotees. Kartika is also known as…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 13.20

TEXT 20
prakrtim purusam caiva

viddhy anadi ubhav api

vikarams ca gunams caiva

viddhi prakrti-sambhavan

SYNONYMS…
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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 13.20

TEXT 20
prakrtim purusam caiva

viddhy anadi ubhav api

vikarams ca gunams caiva

viddhi prakrti-sambhavan

SYNONYMS…
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Added by Rohit Kharwal on October 25, 2018 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Indian Classical Music Courses -- Kartik 2018

I am inviting to devotees and music lovers to join Indian Classical Music Vocal lessons in Vrindavan Dham for Kartik-- 2018. Inform your friends and family and get real joy of Indian traditional music.

Added by Swami Agnidev on October 24, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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The disappearance day of Sri Murari Gupta

Giriraj Swami: Today is the disappearance day of Sri Murari Gupta. Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, Chapter 10, describes him:



TEXT 49

sri-murari gupta sakha—premera bhandara

prabhura hrdaya drave suni’ dainya yanra



TRANSLATION

Murari Gupta, the twenty-first branch of the…

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Bhagavatam is the Answer!

Giriraj Swami: I have been rereading the First Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam and receiving great illumination and inspiration from it. Srila Prabhupada said that he was not sure how long he would live, so he put everything into the First Canto, and Ramesvara Prabhu told me that whenever he told Prabhupada that the BBT had money and asked what they should print,…

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Who’s To Blame?

By Mahatma das

From the beginning of Prabhupada’s preaching in New York he spoke about the development of an international society, but his new followers couldn’t imagine Krsna consciousness going beyond the walls of the little storefront on 26 Second Avenue.

Fortunately Prabhupada didn’t share their vision. He had such a deep…

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Attracting mercy by Kadamba Kanana Swami

What benefit will renunciation alone give us? Simply by fasting, simply by giving up the world will we get the mercy of Krsna?

No! By embracing devotional service to Krsna is how we will get the mercy of Krsna. But in the course of that service, there is so much to renounce. Within the course of devotional service to Krsna we have to give up so many things but…

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5th Ratha Yatra Festival in Bandung, Indonesia



By Nila Kamala

ISKCON Bandung

Bandung is a small island in Indonesia. The annual anniversary of the city took place on the 21st of October this year. To celebrate this event, throughout the city there is a parade with a variety of arts, acts and performances. As usual, the…

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Reading Srila Prabhupada’s Books

Nikunja Vilasini dasi: Throughout his teachings, Srila Prabhupada expresses his ardent desire that his followers read and study his books. Keshava Bharati Dasa Goswami, a senior disciple of Srila Prabhupada, has not only taken this basic instruction to heart but has made it his life’s work by inspiring others to systematically read Srila Prabhupada’s books. He has dedicated forty-six years to studying, editing,…

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Appreciating the senior devotees

By Jatayu dasa (SDG)

Learning to appreciate the devotees is a Vaisnava etiquette that helps us in our quest for purification, especially the appreciation of senior devotees.

I have always been slow to understand this but as time passed I began to develop a certain admiration for those devotees who came before me. This is due largely to the fact that I have…

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Impersonalism and the Doomed to Fail Attempt to Judge Sadhus By Madhavananda Das

The proud practice of using our dull material senses to try to judge who is sadhu and who is not is the same as the neti neti endeavor of the impersonalists. The impersonalists try to understand what is spirit by using their material senses. “Net, neti” means, “not this, not this”. In the process of neti neti, the impersonalists try to ascertain what is matter and…

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Improving Classes

Hearing Srila Prabhupada Solves All Our Problems

By Krishna Dharma Das

Srila Prabhupada once said that when devotees give up practicing Krishna consciousness it is ‘fifty percent their fault, and fifty percent ISKCON’s”. In this article I would like to explore what I perceive as a systemic problem contributing to our…

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Kartik and the TOVP

By Sunanda Das

There are many transcendental ways of interpreting the Lord’s most special lila as Damodar, the child Krishna Who is bound by the belly to a wooden grinding mortar with rope by Mother Yasoda. This article focuses on the significance of Mother Yasodas’ rope always being two inches too short, no matter how much rope she kept adding. And how the TOVP, like Lord…

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The Epitome of Love – Purity and Simplicity of Gopis’ Love for Krishna

By Gauranga Darshan Das

Pure love manifests as the desire to serve the beloved in all circumstances, without considering personal unhappiness.

Love is Eternal

Every living entity is a part and parcel of God, and thus has an eternal relationship with Him. Although one has relationships with many…

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Caring devotees of Gita Nagari Dham

By Mathura Lilesvari Devi dasi

There is also the following statement in the Brihad-bhagavatamrita (1.5.44):

sva-jivanadhikam prarthyam sri-vishnu-jana-sangatah

vicchedena kshanam catra na sukhamsam labhamahe

“Out of all kinds of desirable things experienced in…

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Learn Shreemad Bhagavad Gita in New Way

Hare Krishna

We are small servant of Lord Krishna, trying to do something new.

Srimad Bhagavad Gita,till date we have read books, listen audio, but no any complete video found where we can learn about Bhagavad Gita by watching.

We are making Complete Bhagavad Gita video in story format, Devotee can…

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Added by Subrata Roy on October 23, 2018 at 10:06am — No Comments


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States of Consciousness and Dreams

Modern materialistic science is not sure about the origin and nature of most psychic phenomena including dreams. This information can be found in Vedic scriptures.

Srimad Bhagavatam 6.16.53-54, 7.7.25 or 7.15.61 describes three material states of consciousness:

1. jagrata, awakened state (beta, 14 - 20…

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