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Prayer to God

O Sustainer of the universe, O Commiserator of the afflicted, O Purifier of the fallen, O Almighty Lord, O Befriender of the meek, O Narayana, O Hari, have mercy on me. Be gracious to me. O Inner Controller of all, you are well known in the world by the epithet 'Ocean of mercy'. Hence it is but natural for you to shower Your grace on…

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Three In A Row by Bhaktimarga Swami

Gaura, Ananda and I took to the ravine at Brickworks.  Each time I come here I see new developments.  For instance I saw a switchback—a zig-zag hiking trail that wasn't there before.  It was lined with large limestone slabs which I imagine will hold the trail in place, because on any hillside, such as this one, erosion from water can re-shape the hill's form.  New shrubs and trees have also been planted to check erosion and add to the greenness of the…
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Govardhan Eco Village Receives the Indian Circular Economy Award 2019

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Every year, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) organizes the Circular Economy Symposium (CES). During the 3rd Edition…

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Sivarama Swami Presents Bhagavad-gita As It Is at Hungary's Largest Bookstore Chain

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By Gandharvika Prema Dasi

For the first time, the Hungarian edition of the Bhagavad Gita As It Is was presented at the Libri bookshop in Budapest. About 60 guests participated at the program, with many standing around the small stage or listening to Sivarama Swami from the bookracks.…

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When Krsna decide to take charge by Bhakti-lata Dasi

For the last five years I have been meditating on giving Kṛṣṇa consciousness to female inmates. Ever since I took the reins of the prison ministry, back in 2009, ninety percent of all inmates who write us are male.

I tried repeatedly to reach chaplains from female institutions—to obtain their permission to place books in their chapel…

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Can't Satisfy by Bhaktimarga Swami

 


The walking encompassed two treks - one by…
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Iskcon complaint gets UP to revoke road name rejig

KOLKATA: A 6-member Iskcon team met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday evening to draw his attention to the fact that Iskcon founder Srila Prabhupada’s name had been removed from an arterial road in Vrindavan and replaced with that of another spiritual guru.

After Yogi revoked the renaming order, the team tweeted on…

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Honoring Nikhilananda Prabhu by Padmapani das

Nikhilananda Prabhu is one of the unsung heroes of the Krishna consciousness movement. I had the great privilege of his association in the Middle East in 1978-’79. If I had to describe Nikhilananda in two words, it would be “staunchness personified.” This very serious disciple of Srila Prabhupada began his devotional service at a young age.…

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Current and Future ISKCON Managers Learn Prabhupada’s Principles of Servant Leadership

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By Madhava Smullen 

Twenty-six current and future leaders recently took the ISKCON Leadership and Management Course in New Jersey, which focused on sixteen principles of servant leadership espoused by Srila Prabhupada.…

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At the Dawn of a Birthday by Bhaktimarga Swami

 
I had had a good night's rest at Surinder's home, with the window wide open, and at a comfortable 16 degrees Celsius, or thereabout.  The twelve kilometre walk on the Great Trail, and the dance lessons with demonstrations at the Kirtan…
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Governor of Jakarta Attends Rathayatra in Indonesian Capital

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By Madhava Smullen 

Now held in nearly 200 countries around the world, Rathayatra has also reached the island nation of Indonesia. This year, on June 30th, ISKCON devotees celebrated the Lord of the Universe in the capital city,…

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Tranquility Amidst Turbulence - The Formula To Transcend This World by Achyut Gopal Das

 
"One cannot solve a problem on the very level of understanding with which it was created." - Albert Einstein



We live in a constantly changing world. The external situations,…
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ISKCON Prison Ministry – The Hare Krishna class

By Sarnga Thakur Dasa

We go through three sliding doors (vertical bars) and two locked gates to enter the reception area. When we get to the classroom building, we have to ask the guard in the control room to announce the Hare Krishna Class so that all the different areas can get notified. There are often new guards there and it can take a few times before they…

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Lord Nrsimhadev’s Mercy

Once, Lord Nrsimhadev’s worship was going on as usual when the pujari noticed that one flower fell from Nrsimhadev’s garland. The pujari asked the visitors if anyone was offering any special prayers to Lord Nrsimhadev.

The visitors in front did not say anything, but from the back one lady came forward with tears in her eyes. She…

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Loosing our chanting beads

Hare Krishna dear devotees,

Since last few months I have come across devotees who have lost their chanting beads. If this in itself was not bad enough, then what was even more painful for them was that in all the cases, save one, their spiritual master declined to chant again on new chanting beads.

For the devotees the most precious and dear most treasure are their chanting beads- on which their…

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How to Live in a World Plagued by Selfishness? by Radhanath Swami

Question: Namaste Swamiji. It is said that we should always associate with selfless people, and that’s very critical. Then, how should we interact with the people who are selfish? As you say, we should also love them as they are also part of God. So, if we are surrounded by such people, how should we act?

Radhanath Swami: By being a good example. Of course, if those people open their minds and hearts for us to…

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An Extra Long Stroll by Bhaktimarga Swami

It was a distinct and utterly surprised tone of a male voice that projected out from this three-storey residential building.  As audible as could be were the words: "What the hell!"
 
I was certain that these three words of shock were in reference to myself, as they were delivered just minutes after I began a short trek on "The Great Trail," which actually spans across the whole of…
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ISKCON Farms Make Progress as New Vrindaban Hosts 2019 Conference

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By Madhava Smullen

Since 2016, the ISKCON Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture (IMCPA) has been organizing multiple farm conferences every year in four continents. The result has been ISKCON farm staff in each region coming…

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Great visionaries by Kadamba Kanana Swami

The Pandavas were not ordinary people in two ways; not ordinary in the sense that they were devotees from birth and not ordinary because they had taken birth in a royal family. It was not just something like the modern royal families. Even in the modern royal families, there is some culture, there is tradition and there are certain standards. People grow up with a certain awareness, “I am supposed to behave in a noble way … where nobility…

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Sweet Walk by Bhaktimarga Swami



William Wordsworth was one of those poets with a skill, who also liked to walk. One day, at noon, he ambled along a narrow lane thinking of his past.  I came upon his poem some hours after I took a five kilometre walk with Godbrother Gaura.  It's called, "Sweet Was the…
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