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November 2016 Blog Posts (304)


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Dear highly esteemed devotees of ISKCON Africa

“Why distinguish between chanting and book distribution? These books I have recorded and chanted, and they are transcribed. It is spoken kirtanas. So book distribution is also chanting. These are not ordinary books. It is recorded chanting. Anyone who reads, he is hearing. Book…

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The 2016, Book Distribution Marathon Begins!

Jayapataka Swami: “Here we are in Mayapur dham, Srila Prabhupada said that Mayapur is the spiritual headquarters. Here, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has descended from Goloka Vrindavan. He was known as Vachaspathi. As Vachaspathi he was the husband of Lakshmi and…

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Never seen a boy chanting in a public Harinama like him!

Srila Prabhupada: Since all the great sages and devotees apply all energy and all activities in the service of the lotus feet of the Lord, there must be some transcendental pleasure in the toes of His lotus feet. The Lord licks His toe to taste the nectar…

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We have a nice farm in southeast Germany called Simhacalam.

We have a nice farm in southeast Germany called Simhacalam. Lord Nrsimhadeva is the presiding deity. While taking prasada there, I asked a book distributor, Advaita Simha Dasa, how he came to Krsna.

Advaita Simha said, “A monk in the…

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Spiritual Selfishness

By Chirag Dangarwala

Selfish is described in the dictionary as –adjective

1. devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.

2. characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself:…

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I Me Mine

This morning I was reading from the Fourth Canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam, wherein Narada Muni was discussing about material intelligence…

The great sage Nārada continued: The word pramadā mentioned in this regard refers to material intelligence, or ignorance. It is to be understood as such. When one…

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Routine

The bane of routine. When we perform a sequence of actions regularly everyday like a fixed program, it falls in a routine and we just do it like we are on auto-pilot mode. In the beginning, when I came to Krishna consciousness, it was all new and fresh and the added lifestyle change was a fresh of breath air for me. The holy names could not have been holier and the prasadam any less tasty. However, as we reach the zenith of what we can do daily and settle into a routine habit, over…

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Effective preaching by Kadamba Kanana Swami

In preaching, we should not throw Krsna consciousness like a ton of bricks on people’s heads and all at once tell them, “You have to follow everything!” and then runaway, never to be seen again. No, preaching means that we have to be sensitive, depending on which stage a person is at, and offer them…

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Inauguration Of Goloka Goshala At Iskcon Coimbatore

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Tulasi Care By Giriraj dasa

Tulasi

We can understand how pure is the service which Tulasi offers to Sri Krsna. So we should always endeavor after becoming the servant of Tulasi devi. I do not know who has taught you that part of a Tulasi plant may be cut off and then replanted? From the Tulasi plant you can cut off only leaves…

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Sankirtan Spirit!

Sutapa das, UK: Prayojana prabhu is cleaning and maintaining the temple running… but he puts up a book table outside the shoe room so he can do his bit for the marathon. Now that’s what I call the sankirtan spirit! I’m going over to buy a book from him just to receive it from his…

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The unlimited kindness of Krsna A Talk by Indradyumna Swami, with Giriraj Swami

Indradyumna Maharaj:

I was remembering this evening one incident about how merciful Lord Caitanya is to even the most fallen, sinful rascals. As Prabhupada mentions, Jagai and Madhai–they were not comical characters; they were deeply sinful criminals. I remembered how once we were…

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Appreciation.

Voltaire wrote: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

And in her prayer about the power of bhakti, Queen Kunti uses the word, “grnanti” (“appreciating”) to say that those who appreciate other’s devotional service are themselves performing high…

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Appreciation.

Voltaire wrote: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

And in her prayer about the power of bhakti, Queen Kunti uses the word, “grnanti” (“appreciating”) to say that those who appreciate other’s devotional service are themselves performing high…

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CELEBRITY SANKIRTAN.

Radha Damodar dasa: Srila Prabhupada asked that his disciples go out and distribute his books. In the early days the main engagement of the devotees was to go to the busiest part of the city and blissfully sing the Hare Krishna mantra accompanied at first by guitars and kartals (cymbals) and later by…

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These things are required: Tapasa Brahmacaryena. (August 11, 1976, Tehran Morn Walk)

“Prabhupada: …I.A.S. civil service examination before one man is posted in some responsible office. Similarly, to be recognized by Krsna, as He says na ca tasman manusyesu, one has to pass examination, severe test of examination. All the big, big devotees we see. Narada Muni,…

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Qualified By Simplicity

For serving Lord Krsna, is being simple a bad thing?

Giriraja Swami: After successfully launching the Hare Krsna movement in the West, Srila Prabhupada returned to India with plans to build at least three large centers, including one in Mumbai. I worked on the Mumbai project, and because…

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47th Anniversary of the Installation Of Radha

This was our biggest ISKCON50 event of 2016 in a big theatre-style venue! There was drama, kirtan, special talks, prasadam feast and more.

Watch them here: https://goo.gl/rD6Kif

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Mercy through a pure devotee by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Only the pure devotee can pull us out of the material world; this is the only way. Sometimes I look at old Back to Godhead magazines – the very early ones. Those ones were interesting because they were all about Srila Prabhupada; the whole Back to Godhead magazine was about Prabhupada. There was…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 6.45

TEXT 45
prayatnad yatamanas tu

yogi samsuddha-kilbisah

aneka-janma-samsiddhas

tato yati param gatim

SYNONYMS
prayatnāt—by rigid…
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