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THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS CONFERENCE 2016

Recently I attended the yearly conference, “The Science of Consciousness”, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Sponsored for the past 23 years by the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan, and dedicated to “broad and rigorous approaches to conscious awareness, the nature of existence and our place in the universe”,…

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Diverse Newcomers Delve into Prabhupada’s Books at Baltimore Bhakti Lounge

Tivon and Cheyenne are an African American couple in their mid-twenties. She works in a steakhouse, and he’s in marketing. Cybil, in her fifties, is a real estate agent. Jorge is a student. Lauren is a professor of music at Towson University. Maria is retired from her government agency job. Ravi is doing his postdoc in medicine at John Hopkins. Kate is a nurse and a…

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Bhakti Yoga and Science Conference Takes Bhaktivedanta Institute into the 21st Century

Eight years after celebrated ISKCON scientist Richard L. Thompson’s (Sadaputa Dasa’s) passing, his former colleagues and some rising young Vaishnava scientists are relaunching the Bhaktivedanta Institute of Gainesville.

Their inaugural seminar, held at the Alachua Learning Center in North Central Florida on November 13th, was dubbed “Bhakti Yoga & Science in…

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Mayapur Institute at ISKCON Juhu

ISKCON Juhu is situated upon four acres of prime land and is a stone’s throw from Juhu beach. ISKCON Juhu is the official headquarters of ISKCON INDIA. In early 70’s when Juhu was considered a remote and obscure part of the city, to envision a temple rising here was beyond anyone’s imagination. However, fighting against many odds Srila Prabhupada acquired the Juhu…

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Torrents Of Rain! by Giriraj Swami

Giriraj Swami: Reading Srila Prabhupada’s Light of the Bhagavata, I was struck by text 12 and his commentary on it:

“The mountains, although being struck by torrents of rain during the rainy season, are not shaken, just as those whose hearts are dedicated to the transcendental Personality of Godhead are never disturbed, even when…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 6.44

TEXT 44
purvabhyasena tenaiva

hriyate hy avaso 'pi sah

jijnasur api yogasya

sabda-brahmativartate

SYNONYMS…
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Nityam Bhagavata Sevaya Issue - 50

Nityam Bhagavata Sevaya
Nityam Bhagavata-sevaya is a Fortnightly E-magazine for serving Srimad …
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Added by Madhu Jha on November 26, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Sri Krishna Kathamrita Bindu Issue - 388

Sri Krishna Kathamrita Bindu is always free from politics and institutional bashing or promotion. Just simply nectarean Krishna Katha!



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“One’s ability to respond.”

The word, responsibility, derives from Old French, respondre, “to answer.”

In other words, responsibility, can be literally taken as, “one’s ability to respond.”

The way we respond to what happens to us in life directly indicates the degree to which we have developed our consciousness.

As one practices devotional service, beginning with hearing and…

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It was Ford and Reuther, and the ceremony was covered by Time magazine

It was Ford and Reuther, and the ceremony was covered by Time magazine, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Free Press!

Udayananda: We had kirtan competitions. Devotees from the Chicago temple would do their thing, the L.A. devotees would do their thing, the Radha-Damodar party would do their thing and the London…

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Austerity and Pleasure: Managing Our Sexuality While Waiting for Transcendence

From Back to Godhead

By Urmila Devi Dasi

Because sexual desire has a spiritual origin, the practices of bhakti-yogacan recover its pure eternal purpose.

Bhakti-yoga gives us the key to the origin of sexuality and its means of total fulfillment. Yoga literally means “union.” Bhakti means loving service.Bhakti-yoga, therefore, means the loving union…

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Worlds of Magic, Worlds of Truth By Nikunja Vilasini Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead

The Vedic literature reveals a real world beyond our experience and beyond our imagination.

Extra-terrestrial and mythical creatures have invaded our world, along with gods and superheroes, gnomes and fairies, dwarves and elves, hobbits and wizards, hippogriffs and dragons, centaurs and Cyclopes. These are the creations of imaginative…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 6.43

TEXT 43
tatra tam buddhi-samyogam

labhate paurva-dehikam

yatate ca tato bhuyah

samsiddhau kuru-nandana

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“Translating ‘Dharma’ and the Dharma of Translation”



Krishna Kshetra Swami: Yesterday I gave a 2-hour lecture at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Faculty of Religion) here in Beijing. My lecture title: “Translating 'Dharma’ and the Dharma of Translation” (focusing on the Bhāgavatam). Nice, bright group of students and scholars, some of whom I met last year.

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Not Shaken, Never Disturbed



“The mountains, although being struck by torrents of rain during the rainy season, are not shaken, just as those whose hearts are dedicated to the transcendental Personality of Godhead are never disturbed, even when harassed by great misfortune.” (LOB 12)

“Because a person who is spiritually advanced accepts any adverse condition of life as the mercy of the Lord, he is…

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Mayapur Institute in Gauranga Desh

 

“The more one reads Bhagavad-gītā the more he gets the appetite to read and understand it, and each time he gets new enlightenment. That is the nature of the transcendental message. Similarly, we find that transcendental happiness in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. The more we hear and chant the glories of the Lord, the more we become happy.” – S.B. 3.25.2…

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BBT represented at the American Academy of Religion Conference 2016.

The American Academy of Religion (AAR) is the world’s largest association of scholars in the field of religious studies and related topics. It is a nonprofit member association, serving as a professional and learned society for scholars involved in the academic study of religion. It has some 10,000 members worldwide, with the largest concentration being in the…

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Kanchipuram Yatra

Important temples in and around Kanchipuram:

1. Sri Deepa Prakasar Perumal Temple (or Thiruthanka)

2. Sri Ashtabujam Perumal Temple (or Sri Aadhikesava)

3. Sri Azhagiya Singar Perumal Temple (or Thiru Velukkai)

4. Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple (or Thiru Kanchi)

5. Sri Yatoktakari Temple (or Thiru Vekka)

6. Sri Ulagalantha…

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Srila Prabhupada’s Humility

Srila Prabhupada’s Humility

by Padmapani das

“Although my Guru Maharaja ordered me to accomplish this mission, I am not worthy or fit to do it. I am very fallen and insignificant. Therefore, O Lord, now I am begging for Your mercy so that I may become worthy, for You are the wisest and most experienced of all.”(Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Krishna, on board…

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Prepare!

The verb, prepare, means: to make something ready for use or consideration.

Great thinkers everywhere speak enthusiastically about the power of preparation.

For instance, George Clason writes:

“Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared.”

And William Shakespeare remarks:

“All things are ready, if…

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