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Motivation in Krishna Consciousness by Rashi Singh

Some suggestions on how to stay inspired.

Somehow, it happens that our motivation in Krishna consciousness may falter. Usually that faltering comes in the form of lacking the desire to do some practical service, associate with devotees, or develop our spiritual practices, such as improving the quality or quantity of our chanting or of our reading of Srila…

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Finding Shelter in Times of Suffering By Murari Gupta Dasa

Even in the most hopeless situations there is hope—when we turn to Lord Krishna.

“Can you please speak to my relatives,” a doctor friend requested me after a Sunday feast program in our temple. “Their youngest son died in an accident recently, and they are much traumatized.”

I agreed and went to meet the family in a corridor outside the temple…

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Krishna the Seed Giving Father of All Species

Krishna the Seed Giving Father of All Species 

Bhagavad Gita 14.4



sarva-yonisu kaunteya

murtayah sambhavanti yah

tasam brahma mahad yonir

aham bija-pradah pita…

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Offerings with Love by Mohini Radha Devi Dasi

Krishna is self-satisfied and does not need anything, but out of His mercy He will accept our offerings of love and devotion.

Krishna’s supreme opulence surpasses all description and comparison. Millions of goddesses of fortune serve Him in the spiritual realm. He is the supreme controller, the ultimate refuge, and the proprietor of everything. Yet, because of His love for His devotees, the all-powerful Lord accepts their loving offerings.

Krishna…

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Finish With a Green Ravine by Bhaktimarga Swami

For a morning and early afternoon stretch, I accompanied Keshava and Jai for fundraising. We seemed to go all over the town; off to businesses, a clinic, and a factory, with gifts of books, cookies and calendars. Those whom we visited are regular donors to our Ratha Yatra or Festival of Chariots, and this being our 47thannual, you should know we are going strong!  We are grateful to meet all these people who are of that generation which came to Canada bearing…
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How to conquer Krishna by Giriraj Dasa

Krishna consciousness is an adventure, most devotee will vouch that there is never a dull moment in our spiritual journey. There are ups and downs, many a times we wish to do more, feel inspired to push our boundaries, while sometime we become morose as we see our shortcomings and feel lack of progress despite a strong and sincere desire to do so.

Sometimes devotees feel constrained…

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Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan at New York Rathayatra

Activism

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii, took a break from politics to lead kirtan at the ISKCON Rathayatra festival in New York on June 8th.

Gabbard is currently campaigning for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020. She has recently been named by the Democratic National Committee as one of the…

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Met Maggie by Bhaktimarga Swami



 
It was a treat to meet Maggie.  Here’s how it…
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Fault Of Finding Fault by Achyut Gopal Das

"When faults in others misguide and delude you – have patience, introspect, find faults in yourself. Know that others cannot harm you unless you harm yourself." - Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur



One time when…
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Australia’s Gold Coast: A Goldmine of Hare Krishna Restaurants

Lifestyle
 
By Madhava Smullen



With its sparkling beaches, hot surf spots and theme parks, Australia’s Gold Coast is the country’s most popular tourist destination. But what you may not know is that it’s also a GoldMine of Hare Krishna restaurants. Australia, the prasadam center…

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The Best Must Go On by Bhaktimarga Swami



Rhythm is something that everyone needs in their life.  (Gershwin wrote the song, “I Got Rhythm.”)  Even if you don’t think you are musically inclined, you must admit that you have a heartbeat inside of you and that is rather consistent, otherwise you are dead.  Everywhere…
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Chanting Beyond Reasons by Achyut Gopal Das

 
"Chanting attentively is not a matter of circumstance but a matter of choice."



Everyday there is a different reason to not to be chant attentively. Someday, it's because someone hurt us and we keep…
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The Science of a Smile by Srimati Dasi

By Srimati Dasi

Smiling in which the teeth are slightly visible is called hasita smiling.

One day Abhimanyu, the so-called husband of Radharani, was returning home, and at that time he did not know that Krsna was there. But Krsna immediately changed His dress to look exactly like Abhimanyu and approached Abhimanyu’s mother,…

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A Question Of Authority By Mandaleshwara dasa

A spiritual gathering in ancient India yields sage advice for our age of skepticism.

“Once, in a holy place in the forest of Naimisharanya, great sages headed by the sage Saunaka assembled to perform a great thousand-year sacrifice for the satisfaction of the Lord and His devotees. One day, after finishing their morning duties by burning a sacrificial fire and…

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In the Lap of Mother Nature

By Vamshi Vihari Dasa

Amid fields, cows, rivers, and mountains, the author finds himself closer to God.

God is our supreme father, and one of His energies, nature, is our mother. A mother nourishes her child with the milk from her body, and she also sees to the overall development of her child by imparting proper…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.01

TEXT 1
arjuna uvaca

sannyasasya maha-baho

tattvam icchami veditum

tyagasya ca hrsikesa

prthak kesi-nisudana

SYNONYMS…
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Appearance Day of Sri Vakresvara Pandita

Sri Vakreshwar Pandit was present with Sriman Mahaprabhu during His pastimes in Navadwipa and after his acceptance of Sannyasa he also accompanied Him to Jagannath Puri. During the time of the Lord’s residence in Puri he continued to live with Him there as well. Sri Vakreshwar Pandit took birth in the village of Guptipara near Triveni. He was an especially…

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Major British Newspaper Features Women Gurus Controversy

People
By Jordan Blumetti

The Guardian article's original title: 'It's latent misogyny': Hare Krishnas divided over whether to allow female gurus"

"The close-knit ascetic movement says only men can become…

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The Gitas Of The Bhagavatam By Gauranga Darshan Das

Srimad Bhagavad-gita is the greatly enlightening philosophical song sung by Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, to instruct the bewildered Arjuna on the battlefield of Kuruksetra. Bhagavad-gita systematically presents the knowledge of the soul, karma-yoga, jnana-yoga, astanga-yoga, bhakti-yoga, the modes of material nature, the virat-rupa and so on. The…

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The King Known as Kichari by Bhaktimarga Swami

There was a spring cleaning that went on in the ashram today, resulting in a switch of room, and a switch of beds.  And although in the mundane world such changes are often perceived as sources of distress, in a monastic setting it engenders a form of excitement.  The boys are also making way for a visitor monk, Ekalavya, a single man who hails from New York.  He’ll be with us for a week only, but it is always stimulating for me when he comes.…
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