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Chanting Beyond Reasons by Achyut Gopal Das

 
"Chanting attentively is not a matter of circumstance but a matter of choice."



Everyday there is a different reason to not to be chant attentively. Someday, it's because someone hurt us and we keep…
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The Science of a Smile by Srimati Dasi

By Srimati Dasi

Smiling in which the teeth are slightly visible is called hasita smiling.

One day Abhimanyu, the so-called husband of Radharani, was returning home, and at that time he did not know that Krsna was there. But Krsna immediately changed His dress to look exactly like Abhimanyu and approached Abhimanyu’s mother,…

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A Question Of Authority By Mandaleshwara dasa

A spiritual gathering in ancient India yields sage advice for our age of skepticism.

“Once, in a holy place in the forest of Naimisharanya, great sages headed by the sage Saunaka assembled to perform a great thousand-year sacrifice for the satisfaction of the Lord and His devotees. One day, after finishing their morning duties by burning a sacrificial fire and…

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In the Lap of Mother Nature

By Vamshi Vihari Dasa

Amid fields, cows, rivers, and mountains, the author finds himself closer to God.

God is our supreme father, and one of His energies, nature, is our mother. A mother nourishes her child with the milk from her body, and she also sees to the overall development of her child by imparting proper…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.01

TEXT 1
arjuna uvaca

sannyasasya maha-baho

tattvam icchami veditum

tyagasya ca hrsikesa

prthak kesi-nisudana

SYNONYMS…
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Appearance Day of Sri Vakresvara Pandita

Sri Vakreshwar Pandit was present with Sriman Mahaprabhu during His pastimes in Navadwipa and after his acceptance of Sannyasa he also accompanied Him to Jagannath Puri. During the time of the Lord’s residence in Puri he continued to live with Him there as well. Sri Vakreshwar Pandit took birth in the village of Guptipara near Triveni. He was an especially…

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Major British Newspaper Features Women Gurus Controversy

People
By Jordan Blumetti

The Guardian article's original title: 'It's latent misogyny': Hare Krishnas divided over whether to allow female gurus"

"The close-knit ascetic movement says only men can become…

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The Gitas Of The Bhagavatam By Gauranga Darshan Das

Srimad Bhagavad-gita is the greatly enlightening philosophical song sung by Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, to instruct the bewildered Arjuna on the battlefield of Kuruksetra. Bhagavad-gita systematically presents the knowledge of the soul, karma-yoga, jnana-yoga, astanga-yoga, bhakti-yoga, the modes of material nature, the virat-rupa and so on. The…

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The King Known as Kichari by Bhaktimarga Swami

There was a spring cleaning that went on in the ashram today, resulting in a switch of room, and a switch of beds.  And although in the mundane world such changes are often perceived as sources of distress, in a monastic setting it engenders a form of excitement.  The boys are also making way for a visitor monk, Ekalavya, a single man who hails from New York.  He’ll be with us for a week only, but it is always stimulating for me when he comes.…
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A movement based on sincere efforts by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Woody Allen once said, “You can go to a church, a temple or a mosque but that does not make you into a devotee. You can go into a garage but that does not mean that you become a car.” That is his logic and it is a good line. But then he does not know that you can in fact become a devotee in the temple. Here, you do become a car! (laughter) Here, you do become a devotee! Oh yes, it happens every moment and how does it happen? Because we are being…

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Finding Ultimate Meaning By Nikunja Vilasini Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead

Is life meaningless until we give it meaning?

A young woman from South Africa, where I live, is a candidate for the Mars One project, the brainchild of a Netherlands-based group hoping to set up a colony on Mars by 2025. She anticipates years of vigorous training, many grueling hours of intense…

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Strength from Above By Yogesvara Dasa

ON DAYS SET ASIDE FOR SELLING Back to Godhead magazine, he packed copies in a cloth sack and boarded the morning train to Delhi. With nowhere to stay in Delhi he had to return to Vrindavan by evening, which gave him only a few hours of daylight. Sales were minimal and he did not always collect enough to cover costs. Some days, he made appointments with wealthy men to…

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Remember God? Coming Back to My Eternal Friend

By Bhakti-lata Devi Dasi

After years searching and struggling, she finally found the right place to develop the natural connection she felt with God.

It was the third day in the hospital. The IV was still in my right arm. As I gazed through the window, a few leaves, colored yellow and red by the season, fell from a nearby tree. It was a beautiful fall day in Montreal, I was twenty, and I was trapped in here. How did it come to…

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Time, the Winkless God by Mathuresha Dasa

From Back to Godhead

A look at what the Srimad-Bhagavatam has to say about time, a concept that has challenged philosophers for centuries.

Time is a little difficult to define. Philosophers and theologians have tried for at least twenty-five centuries. Albert Einstein remarked, in the midst of slightly more esoteric statements regarding physics, that time was what his wristwatch measured. St. Augustine said that he knew what…

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Snana yatra and Hati Vesha by Ramai Swami

On this full-moon day, sixteen days before Ratha- yatra, Lord Jagannatha is bathed. He becomes sick and is confined to rest for fourteen days. He is then offered special care until He comes out for Ratha-yatra.

A special bath of Jagannatha…

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Snana Yatra - The Sacred Bathing Festival of the Lord



A very special and sacred festival of Lord Jagannath is held on the full-moon day in the month of Jyestha. This festival is known as 'Devasnan Purnima' or 'Snana Yatra' (the Bathing Festival). There is a general belief that the devotee washes away all his sins if he gets a vision of the Lord on this day. Therefore, it attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. According to the Skanda Purana when King Indradyumna…
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Spiritual Vision by Matsyavatara das

“This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it”. Bhagavad-gita VII.14

In the Bhagavata Purana the “ocean” of the material existence is described as something scaring, terrifying, in which the…

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Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day

"The most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our life, is our Father."

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I am prepared to live in Hell even, if I am able to serve the Lord.

I am prepared to live in Hell even, if I am able to serve the Lord.

In his diary for Sunday, March 6, 1966, Srila Prabhupada noted that this day in India was being celebrated as the day Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came into the world. “Devotees are enjoying the celebration” he wrote, remembering the elaborate feasts and blissful chanting that took place in Gaudiya Maths on Mahaprabhu’s Appearance Day “ I am here alone…

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Krishna is for Everyone

"Most of the Western country, they are Christian. So the Christians

believe in ...Lord Jesus Christ as son of God. But we are presenting

the father, God Himself. So there is no contradiction. If there is

son, there must be a father also. Without father, there cannot be son.

So if you believe in the son, then you must believe in the father

also. The father is Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa says in the Bhagavad-gītā, [Bg.

14.44] He is the seed-giving father for all living entities.…

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