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November 2016 Blog Posts (304)


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The marathon of distributing 200.000 in UK Srila Prabhupada’s books during the Christmas holidays of 2016 just begun!

Sutapada das: Last of the first deliveries are in. We just offloaded an artic lorry fully loaded with 30,000 books! Seeing all these books piled up is a nerve racking sight. But I’m quietly confident.

Despite our inherent limitations, we gain firm conviction from knowing that the all-powerful will of providence is on our side. With…

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Life is Short! by Vaisesika Dasa

Vaisesika Dasa: I met a pathologist recently who works with cancer patients. She explained to me that there is a certain kind of pancreatic cancer that is most deadly and that one who contracts it can survive only a few months, at the most.

She said that because of the often-depressing nature of her job, she and her colleagues have a way of speaking among themselves…

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Seeing Those Before Me…

Bhaktimarga Swami: In my humble opinion the following is worth repeating, an excerpt from our script, “Krishna Is” and it is a poeticized segment of the exchange between warrior, Arjuna, and wise Bhagavan (God). Author Bhaktimarga Swami.

ARJUNA: Seeing those before me causes me to shiver.

To lift my bow is as though I had never

Hairs stand on end, mind is…

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The Vanaprastha Ashram - What Is It All About?

Madhusudan Hari Das: During the last days of Kartik we had the opportunity to welcome HG Devaki Mataji at the Jagannath Temple in Sesadripuram/Bangalore to launch the course entitled “The Vanaprastha Ashram”. It was well attended by around seventy devotees, who participated over several days in the 15-hour course. Each participant received well…

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OBEISANCES TO THE TOLERANT – From Srila Prabodhananda Saraswati’s Vrindavan-mahimamrtam.

Srila Prabodhananda Saraswati: “To those who tolerate thousands of abusive words, millions of the humiliating insults of ruffians, millions of [bodily] miseries caused due to lack of proper food, clothing or shelter, and also tolerate extreme mental despair caused due to the anguish inflicted by lust, etc. — to those who stay in this sporting ground of Krishna,…

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Thanksgiving at Govinda’s Tucson

Dana-Keli Devi Dasi: Thanksgiving on Govinda’s patio (Tucson, Az.) with music by Gangamantri and Dhiro Datta Prabhu was a heart warming and splendid affair. I arrived shortly before noon when the event began and already there was a long line of enthusiastic folks waiting for the doors to open. The buffet, set with a colorful and healthy array of…

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New CPO Director By Tamohara das

The ISKCON GBC is pleased to announce that appointment of Kamlesh Krishna das as the International Director of the ISKCON Child Protection Office. He succeeds Champakalata devi dasi in this role, and is already actively involved in the service. We thank Champakalata Prabhu for her many years of dedicated service to child protection in the ISKCON Society.

Prior to…

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The Magic Of Gratitude By Sacinandana Swami

The sanksrit word for gratitude is krtajna – which translates literally as “knowing what has been done.”

Krishna’s gratefulness

Krishna is aware of any service done for Him – whether it is recognized as important like constructing a big temple, which is visited by millions, or whether it goes unnoticed like the chanting of His Names in the secrecy of the…

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Vegans – toothless tigers! by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Veganism is considered to be holier-than-thou and vegans are sort of telling the rest of the world that we are not compassionate at all, that we are contributing to the slaughter of cows by that fact that we are so lusty and cannot control our tongues. We are so attached to milk products – pizza, ice-cream, butter, etc. and in this way, the Hare Krsnas are contributing…

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Seven Srimad Bhagavat sets distributed on Ekadasi

In the morning I was doing a japa walk, and a person told me that today is Ekadasi. He said that whatever auspicious activity we perform gives a multiplied result. This gave me the impetus to set a goal of distributing ten Bhagavatam sets. When I returned home, I saw that I had only two sets. I called the BBT to order eight more, and I planned to distribute them after work. I also

called Vinodh Prabhu and asked him to compose an email to friends and devotees and asked…

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Mantra Meditation Guide

Recently, I had the great opportunity to help design and edit (with HH Giriraja Swami) a 4"x10" mini tri-fold brochure entitled the “MANTRA MEDITATION GUIDE.” With over 20,000 currently in print in North America, supplying LA, SD, Dallas, RVC and Tucson, I am feeling very encouraged to share the design with other yatras.

The printing cost is extremely affordable, at…

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Attachment to the Holy Names By Subhag Swami

Madhu means sweet. It means honey. Krishna is also called Madhu. In this material world there is one type of honey and in the spiritual world there is also a type of honey. The sweet honey in the spiritual realm is the real honey which we should hanker for. In this material world there is Kandarpa (Cupid) but in the eternal world, Madan (Cupid) is Krishna and everyone…

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Good Intentions By Sarvatma Dasa

From Back to Godhead

Though he sought enlightenment on an isolated beach through music, meditation, and marijuana, it came to him in a way he’d never expected.

By Sarvatma Dasa

Having had some mystical experiences as a teenager that convinced me of the existence of God, I left my native country, Argentina, for Salvador, capital of the Brazilian…

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Hare Krishna to all

Dear Hare Krishna Group Members,

I express my sincere thanks to you all for accepting me as a group member. It is my privilege to be an ISKON group member and work for Lord Krishna and His disciples. I am ready to serve the community and spread ISKON's divine message to all.

HARE KRISHNA

Sajal Palit

 

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Renunciation through Devotion

Dictionary defines the word ‘Renunciation’ as follows – ‘the formal rejection of something, typically a belief, claim, or course of action.’All over the world, we come across people who practice the spirit of Renunciation – There are somewho renounce bad/harmful habits or renounce bad association, and there are some who renounce negative thoughts/words/deeds, etc.…

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Krishna, please don’t let any of those Bhagavad-gita copies come back home with us!

By Promila Chitkara

From Back to Godhead

Is Krishna the center of our ambitions and transformations ?

It was December – the month of Srila Prabhupäda’s book marathon! We were quite excited when we began book distribution. We remained excited throughout. The thought of reaching out to unlimited number of souls thrilled me.

The results we…

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Four Advantages of Being a 'Morning Person'

"O sinless one, the mode of goodness, being purer than the others, is illuminating, and it frees one from all sinful reactions. Those situated in that mode become conditioned by a sense of happiness and knowledge. The result of the endeavor in that mode is like poison in the beginning but nectar in the end." (Bhagavad Gita 14.6,…

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Business leaders, spiritual teachers advocate charity in business.

“Our greatest treasure here is our own culture. India has a historic opportunity in today’s times to do great things for the benefit of the country and the World”, said Radhanath Swami Maharaj, ISKCON Spiritual leader and one of the keynote speakers at Artha Forum. 

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Bhaktivedanta Institute of Gainesville Conference By Krishna-kripa das

Friends and followers of Sadaputa Prabhu, many in Alachua County, Florida, started a branch of the Bhaktivedanta Institute in Gainesville. They decided to do a practice conference on November 13, inviting devotee scholars to speak and present papers. What follows is some notes I took on the presentations of things that were striking to me.

Brahmatirtha…

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As Krishna enters the listening ear, He clears up the vision of the listener… By Krishna-kripa das

Srila Prabhupada:

Letter to Hamsaduta and Himavati written in Los Angeles on March 3, 1968:

“The more one feels imperfect in Krishna’s service, the more he is advancing in Krishna Consciousness. Even the topmost devotees feel they are inadequate in their service to the Lord. So it is good to feel inadequate, and to try harder to please Krishna with better…

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