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November 2017 Blog Posts (153)


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TOVP Australasia Tour, Day 7 – Auckland, New Zealand

After a day off we flew from Australia to New Zealand for a one day program at the Auckland temple of Sri Sri Radha Giridhari on November 23rd. We were welcomed enthusiastically by all the devotees and prepared for the TOVP program at the temple.

300 devotees attended and participated in the Lord’s arati and abhisheka, and listened with great enthusiasm to talks about the…

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Lessons on life

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.25)


In this chapter, the passing away of Bhismadev, in the purport to this verse there is a list of challenges for society at large to improve their…
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Gita Jayanti

Today is Gita Jayanti, this is the day on which Lord Sri Krishna spoke Bhagavad Gita to His dear devotee Arjuna on the battle field of Kurukshetra, situated in Haryana state in India over 5000 years ago.

The Bhagavad-gita is universally renowned as the jewel of…

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Doing good out of “humanity” independent of relationship to God

Answer by HH Romapada Swami

Question:People should help people just for the sake of helping them, and without any additional motivation. The propagation of that kind of behavior is the positive part of society in general. Doing everything for God negates the basic human decency of every good act, even though the outcome might be the same. The difference in…

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Observing Secular Holidays

By Urmila Devi Dasi

The year is full of holidays and special events unrelated to spiritual life. Even in India, where Janmashtami, the anniversary of Krishna’s divine birth, is a general festival, many other days are dedicated to the country or some ordinary, materialistic person. Outside of India, festival days sometimes even focus on demonic…

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Celebrating the holy Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita

Radhanath Swami Maharaj, ISKCON Spiritual Leader said “Gita Jayanti day marks the advent of “Bhagavad Gita- The Song Divine”. It’s a very special day for everyone and is celebrated worldwide by all followers of Sanatana…

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BHAGAVAT GITA MARATHI

HARE KRISHNA ,

DANDAVAT PRANAM,

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Quite a story

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

Srila Prabhupada makes the point that Krsna is more eager for us to go back to Godhead than we are ourselves. We sometimes say, “Yeah, I definitely want to go back to Godhead…” but what if suddenly, we would get the opportunity?

One devotee, a friend of mine who joined ISKCON in 1967, when he was young, he was looking…

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Diversity with a common goal

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

Our ISKCON movement is growing every day, and not growing only in numbers but it is also growing in complexity! In the earlier days, when Srila Prabhupada was establishing the preaching mission, this movement was simpler; membership was more homogenous – people of a similar age group and all engaged in the same activity.…

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Season of Giving - Sastra Dana!

The world today is undergoing a major crisis; people are experiencing an all-time high level of stress, with insecurity and temporariness of life plaguing all walks of life. Spiritual books like Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam (the Bhagavat Purana) help alleviate these issues by bringing superior knowledge and happiness into people's lives.



In the Bhagavad-Gita, Sri Krishna states, “For one who explains this supreme secret to…

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HH Jayadavaita Swami’s resignation as a BBT Trustee

By Shyama Mohini devi dasi on behalf of the BBT Marketing, Communications and Innovations Department

At the annual meeting of the global BBT in June, HH Jayadvaita Swami resigned as a trustee of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. Since 1988, he has served as a trustee of the original BBT Trust, or as a director of the BBT International, or both (The two organizations work…

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Turning to Prayer

From Back to Godhead

By Dvarakadhisa Devi Dasi

God is a person, and out of His infinite kindness He allows us even in

our present condition to render Him personal service.

 

In the Srimad-Bhagavatam, the devotee Prahlada Maharaja, a great spiritual authority, says, “Hearing and chanting about the transcendental holy name, form, qualities, paraphernalia, and…

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Inconvenient Foods: The Happy Facts

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

We love to picnic, barbecue, celebrate birthdays and entertain guests. We may hesitate on what fast-foods are on offer. Here is some “Party-pooping” information, which should enhance our parties even more. So “let’s party,” as they say.

Technology has enabled soya to transform into burgers, sausages, prawns, chicken…

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Karmi, Sakama Bhakta, Nishkama Bhakta and Pure devotee.

Karmi, Sakama Bhakta, Nishkama Bhakta and Pure devotee.

-       Veerendra Ekbote

        As per 13th chapter of Bhagvad Gita any action performed by a Jiva or living entity depends upon 5 factors which are field of action, performer of action or living entity, Karma or action performed, Kala or time factor and Daiva or destiny which governs the outcome of the action performed by a living entity. Of which the first 3 are within the scope…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.1

TEXT 1
arjuna uvaca

mad-anugrahaya paramam

guhyam adhyatma-samjnitam

yat tvayoktam vacas tena

moho 'yam vigato mama

SYNONYMS…
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Prabhupada Marathon Message

By Giriraj Swami

I am pleased to encourage you to participate in the Prabhupada book-distribution marathon. Srila Prabhupada explains, “Srila Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami had no fixed residence. They stayed beneath a tree for one day only and wrote huge volumes of transcendental literature. . . . It is certainly not good to write literature for money or reputation, but to…

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The Structural Gambit for Celibacy and Chastity

By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi (Dr Vrinda Baxi)

Despite this fast changing world where promiscuity encouraged by the hedonist approach to life is overtaking almost everywhere, India still preserves its age old veneration towards celibacy. The vast majority of girls and boys still remain celebate till their marriage and even post-marriage lead a regulated…

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Spiritual Amnesia

Remembering Not to Forget: But if its amnesia you want, Krishna will give it to you

By Satyaraja Dasa

It’s funny how if you give Krishna, God, an inch, he gives you a mile. I remember in my earliest days as a devotee, I had left the movement for some time. I was home, watching TV with my family. All of a sudden, right on the…

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A Taste for Reading

By Sacinandana Swami

You must know that there is bhakti with nectar and bhakti without nectar. Bhakti without nectar means that we do not obtain a taste from our spiritual practices that is higher than the taste created by material things like smartphone apps, movies and all the other ‘maya’ our town has to offer. Thus, it is very important that we perform bhakti with…

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The Kitchen of Lord Jagannath, Biggest in the World

By Saroj Kumar Panda

Original article

Submitted by Amogha das

Sri Jagannath is the Lord of the Universe. His Kitchen is considered as the largest and the biggest Kitchen in the world. It is situated south-east direction of the outer compound of Srimandir. The length of the Kitchen is 150 feet,…

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