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Annapurna Upanishad

Om ! O Devas, may we hear with our ears what is auspicious;

May we see with our eyes what is auspicious, O ye worthy of worship !

May we enjoy the term of life allotted by the Devas,

Praising them with our body and limbs steady !

May the glorious Indra bless us !

May the all-knowing Sun bless us !

May Garuda, the thunderbolt for evil, bless us !

May Brihaspati grant us well-being !

Om ! Let there be Peace in me !

Let there be Peace in my environment… Continue

Added by pratibha on December 1, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Nothing To Complain About

Taken from Bhajan Kutir #269



I resented the “four behind” calculation but made the best of it and tried to keep a good attitude. I’m actually so far behind in my lifetime that I can never make up all the rounds that I owe Krishna. You owe Him your life. You owe Him hundreds of rounds. You owe Him just one good mantra of Hare Krishna, said perfectly. You are not doing Him a favor. He’s doing you a favor by allowing you to chant Hare Krishna, and Prabhupada has been so lenient to make… Continue

Added by KASHYAPI DASS on December 1, 2009 at 11:17am — No Comments

THE POWER OF ASSOCIATION OF DEVOTTES

In the Srimad Bhagvatam and Chaitanya Caritamrta, the Lord explains the various aspects of association of devotees in many slokas. One such sloka occurs in Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.25,



sataam prasangaan mama virya samvido

bhavanti hrd karna rasaayanaah kathaah

tad joshanaad aashu apavarga vartmani

shraddhaa ratir bhaktir anukramishyati

"In the association of pure devotees, discussion of the pastimes and activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is very… Continue

Added by Krishna Rupa Devi dasi on December 1, 2009 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

KRISHNA KNOWS EVERYTHING WITHIN OUR HEART

Recently I came across an interesting story. A person once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an Archavigraha of Krishna. Suddenly he noticed a similar Archavigraha kept nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same Deity?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage." The gentleman examined the Deity and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked.… Continue

Added by Krishna Rupa Devi dasi on December 1, 2009 at 10:12am — 2 Comments

Improve Your Japa

This is a newsletter by Mahatma Prabhu, Srila Prabhupada's disciple on our state of Japa. Plese read it, it will help you to improve your chanting.





" Nish , nish, ram, ram, nish, nish, ram, ram." Prabhupada once imitated how we sometimes

chant without focus, without concentration, without proper pronunciation – how we chant

when we don't feel like chanting. You know the mood behind this chanting; "I have to

chant but I'd rather be doing something… Continue

Added by Braj Kishore Das on December 1, 2009 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

MATERIAL LOVE Vs SPIRITUAL LOVE

“Although the loving exchanges of devotees in conjugal love appear very similar to the loving affairs of the material world, it has nothing to do with material affairs like that.



So, it is said that even great scholars get confused. Sometimes great scholars in India cannot understand these pastimes with the queens of Dvaraka, or with the Gopis – the erotic pastimes. They don’t realize that even the soul is the energy of Krishna. Therefore, Krishna is the only Purusha in the sense… Continue

Added by Dipa Das on December 1, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Simplicity and Faith by Gour Govinda Maharaja

Gopal and the Schoolboy



A mother has a six or seven year old son. She wanted to admit him into primary school so that he could get some education, but the school was a little far away, half a mile from their house. Still she told the boy that he should go every day to the school in the morning.



So, the boy started going. On the path to the school, he had to pass through a jungle where there were some ferocious animals, tigers, and snakes. Being a small child, he was… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 1, 2009 at 12:26am — No Comments

Amrita-Nada Upanishad

Om ! May He protect us both together; may He nourish us both together;

May we work conjointly with great energy,

May our study be vigorous and effective;

May we not mutually dispute (or may we not hate any).

Om ! Let there be Peace in me !

Let there be Peace in my environment !

Let there be Peace in the forces that act on me !



1. The wise, having studied the Shastras and reflected on them again and again and having come to know Brahman, should abandon… Continue

Added by pratibha on November 30, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Rasa-lila: not for public discussion

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 09:26 PM PDT These rascals, they do not know what is Krsna. They think Krsna is ordinary man. “Why He is engaging Arjuna in the fighting? Why He is dancing withothers’ daughter and girls? These are immoral things.” Therefore this rasa dance should not be discussed among the fools and rascals. They’ll misunderstand. Although the professional reciters, they take part, wheneverthey speak of Bhagavata, they immediately jump over the rasa dance. That is not to be done.…

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Added by Ravi Chandran on November 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Krishna tattva (must read)

Krishna Tattva

From Gaudiya Kanthahara compiled by Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada.

KRiShNA-TATTVA

The One Absolute Truth is Realized inThree Different Ways

7.1

vadanti tat tattva-vidas tattvam yaj jnanam advayam

brahmeti paramatmeti bhagavan iti shabdyate

Great seers of the truth, who understand the nature of the Absolute Truth, describe that non-dual truth in three ways as Brahman,…

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Added by Gourab Saha on November 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Seven Stages of Purification

“Let there be all victory for the chanting of the Holy Name of Lord Hari, Lord Krishna, which can cleanse the mirror

of the heart and stop the miseries of the blazing fire of material existence. That chanting is the waxing moon

which spreads the white lotus of good fortune for all living entities. It is the life and soul of all education. The

chanting of the Holy Name of Krishna…

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Added by Gourab Saha on November 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Jagannath Rathyatra Festival...

 

 

 

 



 

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Added by Vinayak Yadav on November 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

National Child Health Award 2009

Date: 16/11/09



To,

ISKCON FOOD RELIEF FOUNDATION

19, Jaywant Industrial Estate

63, Tardeo Road

Mumbai - 400034

India



Dear Sir,



Greetings from Lifebuoy!



We would like to thank you for being a part and contributing to the success of the first ever

Lifebuoy National Child Health Symposium and Awards 2009 held in Delhi on 4th September,

2009.



We received an overwhelming response from participants of Lifebuoy… Continue

Added by Radha Krishna Das on November 29, 2009 at 9:04am — 2 Comments

Khichdi party with Vivek Oberoi at RED FM Studio

Khichdi party for children at Red FM



MUMBAI: Red FM is bajaaoing once again; this time it is for a noble cause. As part of the ‘Bajaao for a cause’ mission Red FM joined hands with ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF) to instrument School=Lunch, a project driven by the Government of India with the objective to liberate underprivileged children from the scourge of hunger and malnutrition. Through the on-air campaign Rs. 14 lakhs has already been collected till date from donors across… Continue

Added by Radha Krishna Das on November 28, 2009 at 10:35pm — 2 Comments

Live Concert by Jagjit Singh in aid of School=Lunch Project

Live Concert by Gazal Maestro Padmabhushan Jagjit Singh in aid of School=Lunch project of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation's Mid Day Meal programme.

Added by Radha Krishna Das on November 28, 2009 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Sri Chaitanya Upanishad

1. Thereafter, Pippalada, with sacrificial fuel in hand, approached Lord Brahma and said, “O My Lord, in this world, please tell me what is the real auspiciousness?”



2. Lord Brahma said, “Always be very pleased with only austerity, celibacy and control of the mind.”



3. He, Pippalada, becoming pure in mind, again approached his father and said: “O my Lord Brahma, in the age of Kali Yuga, people are covered due to sin. How can they obtain liberation?”



4. Please… Continue

Added by pratibha on November 28, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Shyama Upanishad

Om Krim. In the thousand petalled lotus one may achieve the true form of the absolute, most beautiful, using three Krims, two Hums, two Hrims, Dakshine Kalike, then the previous seven syllables, ending with svaha. This is the best of all mantras.



One who recites this is lord of gods, the lord of the universe, the lord of women, every guru, all name, learned in all the vedas, immersed in all the sacred waters, Sadashiva himself.



Triangle, triangle, triangle, triangle,… Continue

Added by pratibha on November 28, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Wise Words from Mahanidhi Swami

"Chanting a fixed number of rounds of the Hare Krsna Maha mantra
Japa is the most urgent necessity and important engagement of a devotee each and every day. It should be completed before anything else. There are many Vaisnavas in Vrndavana who will not even drink a drop of water until they finish 64 rounds."

Added by paras nagpal on November 27, 2009 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Pinda Upanishad

Pinda Upanishad



Om! O Devas! May we hear only the good with our ears; O the ones to be worshipped! May we see only the good with our eyes; may we have strong limbs and bodies, which will enable us to pray and worship the Devas. May we live unto such time the Devas feel we should live. May the Lord Indra, of great fame, shower some grace and good on us. May the Lord Surya (the Sun God), the knower of all, shower some grace and good on us. May the Lord Garuda, who has an unfettered… Continue

Added by pratibha on November 27, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

BBC Radio 4's - "40 years of the Hare Krishna movement in the UK

Dear devotees,



Please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.



On Sunday 22 November 2009, the fortieth anniversary of installation of Sri

Sri Radha-Londonisvara, BBC Radio 4 who have an estimated audience of over

one million listeners in the United Kingdom and the British Isles aired the

news of "40 years of the Hare Krishna movement in the UK".



The piece included interviews with Jai Nitai Prabhu (current… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on November 27, 2009 at 2:17pm — No Comments

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