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O Arjuna, you must realize that even if the most evil of men become My devotee and worship Me with a steady and even mind, fully focusing his thoughts and concentrating on Me, he should be considered a…Continue
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On the occasion of Sri Madhavendra Puri’s disappearance day, we share two verses and purports from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta which, by Sri Madhavendra Puri and Srila Prabhupada’s causeless mercy, may help us progress in Krishna consciousness.
jaya sri madhavapuri krsna-prema-pura
bhakti-kalpatarura tenho prathama…
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By Kadamba Kanana Swami
The other day I was remembering Srila Prabhupada’s statement of how paintings of Krsna are like windows to the spiritual world; it means that through these paintings, we are looking into the ‘real world’, and when we are looking out of this window (of the building), we are simply looking at a picture. So Krsna…Continue
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By Bhakta dasa
The horrific massacre that unfolded in Christchurch New Zealand on Friday 15th March, in which to date 50 human beings have lost their lives, is truly a very dark moment in history, not only for Muslims but for all who treasure the gift of life.
On behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Hare Krishna Movement, I…Continue
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By Sesa Dasa
In medicine, a coma, or comatose, (from the Greek “koma”, meaning deep sleep) is a profound state of unconsciousness.
Talk about living a nightmare. There was a report on the news that a Belgian man “though to be in a coma for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time.” Alex Watts of Sky News Online writes, “For…Continue
By HH Satsvarupa Das Goswami
Amith, an Indian devotee who lives in Albany, recently came back from a pilgrimage to Kumbha-mela in India. In the ISKCON tent he saw a murti of Laddu-Gopal, and he was very attracted to it. He thought of buying it and giving it to me as a gift. When the devotee-sellers heard that it was coming to me as a gift, they donated two sets of…Continue
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By Shubha Vilas Das
When it comes to making relations work for a lifetime, probably the most powerful and handy tool available is forgiveness. Every relationship goes through a patch where it begins to ferment from love to hate. The search is for a process that stops the fermentation from taking place.
When one embraces hate one forgets.…Continue
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By Muniraja dasa
Many of us struggling sadhakas know that overcoming laya, sleepiness, during chanting, hearing and meditating is not always an easy thing. Some devotees struggle year after year, regularly wandering in a realms of tamo-guna and sleep while Srimad Bhagavatam-class, japa and gayatri.
Surrendering to Krsna and guru…Continue
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Parabhakti Das, President of ISKCON’s Villa Vrindavana community near Florence, Italy, presented at a panel discussion on preserving authenticity in yoga during the European Academy of Religion’s annual conference…
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March 10, Mayapur, India, 5:30 PM – The 2019 GBC Annual General Meetings continued with a report from the Deity Worship Ministry. The Deity Worship Ministry provides education, resources, and guidance to facilitate and encourage the maintenance and development of Deity worship in ISKCON, in accordance with the standards and mood established by Srila Prabhupada. …
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While chanting japa this morning, I thought of Srila Rupa Gosvami’s verse about the holy name:
tunde tandavini ratim vitanute tundavali-labdhaye
karna-kroda-kadambini ghatayate karnarbudebhyah sprham
cetah-prangana-sangini vijayate sarvendriyanam krtim
no jane janita kiyadbhir amrtaih krsneti varna-dvayi
“I do not know how much nectar the two syllables…Continue
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H.H.Radhanath Swami and HG Gauranga prabhu, during an important social event of the wedding of the son of Indian magnate Mukesh Ambani met with legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Super star Rajnikanth.
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Food For All, a prasadam distribution charity run by Parasurama Das, held a grand “re-opening” for a unique café in Watford, England near Bhaktivedanta Manor on February 25th.
The café was previously known as Gokula and was run by the late Bhaja Hari Das, who passed away from a heart attack.
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From Back to Godhead
By Lokanath Swami
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was always absorbed in thoughts of Sri Vrindavan, often enquiring in a deep devotional mood, “Where is Vrindavan?” On several occasions, His devotees, fearing separation from Him, diverted, discouraged, or dissuaded Him from visiting Vrindavan.…Continue
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Lecture by HH Nirañjana Swami
Moscow, May 1, 2001
The following is a partially-edited transcription of a lecture given on May 01, 2001 in Moscow – Our Progress in Life is Gauged by Our Chanting
I am very happy to be back in Moscow after six months. It’s hard to believe it’s…Continue
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On the 6th day of Parikrama, we are wondering in the island of Rudradvipa where Nidaya Gat (border) is situated.
Early morning all the pilgrims left Pratapnagar by boat.. it is always a great time crossing the merciful waters of Mother Ganga with so many devotees, such an unique experience!
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu…Continue