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The Illusion of Heavenly Planets

By Khonika Gope-Kumar

Like many others, I had a misconception that the 7 subterranean planets mentioned in the scriptures are actually hellish planets meant for punishing the sinners. Hell no! (no pun intended)

The seven subterranean planets, i.e. those are below the…

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The Root of Anger By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead

A therapist draws on Lord Krsna’s teachings to help a child control his rage.

THE HOSPITAL ROOM SMELLS strongly of antiseptic as I walk in. Chris sits on his bed, immersed in rapidly pushing buttons with his thumbs.

“Nintendo?” I ask nonchalantly, breaking his concentration.

“Play Station,” he replies,…

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Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Jakarta 2019

By Hari Narayana Dasa

This time it was the occasion for the celebration of the 8th annual Rath yatra festival in the capital city of Jakarta, on the occasion of Jakarnaval at the time of the 492nd anniversary of Jakarta. Devotees sang melodious harinaam, and danced and pulled the rath.The excitement kept swelling, in the heart of the Capital…

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Festival of India in London by Bhaktimarga Swami

 


Robin is from the…
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“Everything for Krishna . . .” by Giriraj Swami

In Calcutta, 1971, the temple was in quite a bad state because the temple president had become preoccupied in an incense business he had started to raise funds. In the course of his absorption in the business, the devotees in the temple were being neglected. He hardly spent any time with them, and they really had no one to look after them. They were barely surviving. A strong-bodied devotee named Sudama Vipra, who had belonged to the Hell’s…

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Drama - Gita: Concise by Bhaktimarga Swami





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Qualities of the Best Human Beings

By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Lecture given in Los Angeles, May 17, 1973

Spiritual merit, not wealth, distinguishes the most honored persons in Vedic society.

bhagavan api viprarshe

rathena sa-dhananjayah

sa tair vyarochata nripah

kuvera iva guhyakaih…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.20

TEXT 20
sarva-bhutesu yenaikam

bhavam avyayam iksate

avibhaktam vibhaktesu

taj jnanam viddhi sattvikam

SYNONYMS…
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Finding Shelter in True Identity

A child of Indian-born parents in America discovers herself in the context of competing cultures.

“So, tell me about yourself. Where are you from?” asked the…

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Service to the Cow By Advaita Acarya Dasa

THE VEDAS DESCRIBE the cow as our mother (go-mata). Why? Because she gives the milk that nurtures and nourishes us from infancy to old age. When the cow is happy, satisfied, and well taken care of, she produces far more milk than her calf requires. We can use this milk for our dietary needs.

Srila Prabhupada writes, “Foods such as milk, milk products, sugar,…

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Srila Prabhupada and the puffed rice By Srutakirti dasa

“It wasn’t you had to think, ‘Oh, can I have a mango?'”

Srutakirti dasa, November 1973, ISKCON Bombay, Juhu Beach

One evening Srila Prabhupada called me into his room.

“This evening you can make me some puffed rice and peanuts,” he said. “It will fill me, but it is not heavy. What I ate last night made it difficult for me to get up and do my…

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Message From Robert by Bhaktimarga Swami

A message came from Robert of California
 
SUBJECT: You inspire me
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The Joy of Devotion Documentary Is Now Available in Five Languages Worldwide

Arts

In honor of ISKCON’s 50th anniversary, two award-winning film were produced. While Yadubara Das’ film the Hare Krishna! presents Prabhupada’s extraordinary life, an ISKCON Communications Ministry documentary The Joy of Devotion directed by Krisztina Danka (Krishna Lila Dasi) of Karuna Productions picks up where the other film leaves off and captures Prabhupada’s worldwide…

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Under The Sun by Bhaktimarga Swami

Artiome, my Russian friend for a number of years now, hosted me in his home at Isle Perrot.  It is a gorgeous spot just off the St. Lawrence River where it is particularly wide, and before its waters convert to the Lachine Rapids.  At 5:15 a.m., the sun was just perfect.  The morning sun is always life-giving.  It was in the early hours, at sunrise, that our guru, Prabhupada, took his momentous walks.
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Remembering Srila Prabhupada on Guru Purnima

Hare Krishna and pranams dear devotees,

Yesterday was Guru Purnima, appearance day of Sri Vyasadeva, who compiled all the vedas in a written form, towards the end of dwapar Yuga.

Srila…

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A lesson from Mr. Bean by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Do you ever watch Mr. Bean? Well, there is one episode that I like where he comes to a hotel and he checks in. He first rings a bell and someone appears from behind the counter and takes him to a room. He wants a cheap one and he is taken to the top of the hotel building and gets into the room. Everything is there and he proceeds to sit. He opens his suitcase and he takes out a drill and then he begins to drill into the wall. Holes in the hotel…

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Govardhan Eco-Village’s Ayurveda Center Transforms Lives

Lifestyle

By Madhava Smullen

Hidden away in the verdant Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra, some ninety kilometers from Mumbai, is Govardhan Ayurveda, a healing center that could change your life. 

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Good Spirit by Bhaktimarga Swami

 
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The Process of Surrender By Narasimha Swami Dasa

From Back to Godhead

By Narasimha Swami Dasa

Lord Krishna’s main message in the Bhagavad-gita is clear: He wants us to fully surrender to Him. The most vital part of the Bhagavad-gita deals with the advice Lord Sri Krishna gives to Arjuna on the surrendering process. One of the dictionary meanings of surrender is…

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