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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.22

TEXT 22
yat tu krtsna-vad ekasmin

karye saktam ahaitukam

atattvartha-vad alpam ca

tat tamasam udahrtam

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The Need for Struggling Together to Help Each Other

From HH Niranjana Swami’s book: Taking Care of Krishna’s Devotees

Istagosthi with Brahmacaris – August 8, 1999

The counselor system is a topic that is very important to me. I am happy to speak about this subject whenever the opportunity arises.

I wanted to express my convictions today, not based upon my position as an “authority”, but from a personal and open-hearted viewpoint of someone who has…

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Where Do Our Departed Vaisnavas Go? By Kesava Krsna Dasa

At a recent farewell gathering for a departed Vaisnava, God brothers spoke. One sannyasa-guru Godbrother said that his Godbrother has gone Back To Godhead. Another sannyasa-guru Godbrother said that his Godbrother has gone to take another birth in Krishna or Gaura-lila, which seemed to put a dampener on things. Are they saying two different things?

They are both…

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Mayapur Community Hospital Needs Help

Millions of devotees and visitors from all over the world and local pilgrims visit Mayapur every year and this is well known fact. A small team of dedicated Doctors, Dentists and Nurses have been tirelessly working to provide basic health care to all these devotees and visitors with the available facilities in Mayapur.

There is an acute need to add certain very essential…

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A gradual progress by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Question: When it comes to stumbling blocks in spiritual progress, with things like lust, pride and disturbances of the mind, I can clearly see them coming or even realise that they are there. Yet still they remain in my mind and I realise that by simple knowledge and awareness, they do not disappear. How do I deal with this, noting that we are conditioned and are aware of it, but we still continue to be…

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Pieces and Patches of History by Bhaktimarga Swami





I had before me two waves of people. First, there was the group of boys on tour…
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Sri Gopala Bhatta Gosvami’s Disappearance Day by Giriraj Swami

For Gopala Bhatta Gosvami’s disappearance day, I thought to read one verse and purport about him from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, Chapter Ten, “The Branches of the Caitanya Tree”:

TEXT 105

sri gopala bhatta eka sakha sarvottama

rupa-sanatana-sange yanra prema-alapana…

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Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami – Disappearance

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In the holy land of Vṛndāvana, where the Divine Couple Sri Sri Radha Govinda are performing their eternal pastimes, resided a great devotee named Śrīla Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, one of the six Gosvāmīs of Vṛndāvana. But where did he come from? Why did he reside in Vṛndāvana? To know that we have to go to a holy place called Śrī Raṅgam.

In…

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Appreciation – Essential Aspect of Congregational Expansion

There are twelve petals in Srila Prabhupada’s centennial celebration lotus and one is dedicated to congregational development.

• We must create an atmosphere most conducive to development of congregational community extending from the ISKCON temples, from our preachers.

• The seed of devotion within the hearts of our contacts and friends…

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Added by Divyesh Das on July 22, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.21

TEXT 21
prthaktvena tu yaj jnanam

nana-bhavan prthag-vidhan

vetti sarvesu bhutesu

taj jnanam viddhi rajasam

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Our surrender to Krishna

 

Is God unfair ?

“Why God has made somebody so opulent and why somebody so poor?” This is the general question we hear. Does God discriminates between different souls? Srimad Bhagavatam clears the doubt

naiñä parävara-matir bhavato nanu syät

jantor yathätmä-suhådo jagatas…

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Loving relationships with devotees by Varshana Swami

Hare Krishna

Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.12.15 Speaker: HH Varshana Swami Location: ISKCON New Vrindaban

agnau gurav atmani ca sarva-bhutesv adhoksajam bhutaih sva-dhamabhih pasyed apravistam pravistavat

TRANSLATION: One should realize that in the fire, in the spiritual master, in one’s self and in all living entities-in all circumstances and conditions-the…

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Etiquette in Management

By Bhakti Caru Swami

ISKCON is a spiritual organization personally established by Srila Prabhupada. We must take care that it doesn’t become material. Anything (husband-wife relationship, Deity worship, even prasadam) can turn material by one’s consciousness. In any Society, there must be some organization and management, otherwise there will be chaos. Even in the spiritual…

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Spiritual Fasting By Yamuna Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead

With spiritual fasting, you may not make headlines,

but you’ll make headway on the path back to Godhead.

What do Mahatma Gandhi, Dick Gregory, Jane Fonda, Norman Mailer, Bolivian dissidents, British suffragettes, and Irish revolutionaries have in common? Well, for one thing, at one time or another and for one…

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Living the Dream, Scandinavia Rathayatra Tour 2019

By Parasuram dasa

In 1902 Srila Prabhupada personally organized the first Iskcon Rathayatra Festival, in Calcutta, he was eight years old.

“Like the festival at Puri, Abhay’s Ratha-yatra ran for eight consecutive days. His family members gathered, and the neighborhood children joined in a procession, pulling the cart, playing…

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Yoga Magazine Publishes Ten-Page Feature on Srila Prabhupada’s Life and Legacy

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By Madhava Smullen

Yoga Magazine in the UK has published a ten-page feature article in its June issue, written by ISKCON devotees, on the life and spiritual legacy of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada.

Yoga Magazine says it is “the number one yoga, health and fitness brand in the…

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Sticks, Costumes, a Drum and a Dream by Bhaktimarga Swami



Several practices led to an excellent presentation made by the young women of this community.  It was back at New Year's, January 1st, when at the tail end of a Prabhupada Festival, I mentioned to one of our Ukrainian girls: "It would be nice if we could develop…
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Brave The Street by Bhaktimarga Swami

Jai and I decided to brave the street and walk to the dock from the ashram.  I say ‘brave’ because we were both fatigued from the previous day's hectic but sweet activities.  There were options for reaching that destination by subway, car, uber, taxi and more, but it is always my experience that energy is produced from output.  Jai and I put it out.


We made it in time to meet with Ananda Gauranga and crew, who were…
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The Vanaprastha-asrama and its practical application

By Jaya Gaurasundara dasa

A. Introduction

1. What is vanaprastha?

The word vanaprastha is composed of the words vana, meaning “forest” and prastha, meaning “to go,” so a vanaprastha is “One has gone to the forest.” Vanaprastha is an asrama in the Vedic varnasrama system. An asrama can be both a…

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What’s Wrong with Our Politicians – Three Examples of Perfect Leadership

By Rama Vigraha Dasa

From Back to Godhead

To say that most politicians are incompetent, and in many cases downright dishonest, isn’t very controversial. We’ve all read about their blunders, their tricks, and their schemes. So the aim of this article is not to give proof of their failure to bring about world peace and…

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