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By Madhusudana Visnu Das
Few months ago, we received a call from a monk belonging to Swaminarayana sect in Gujarat. He expressed the desire to learn Bhagavad Gita As It Is. It was quite a surprise for us. On inquiring from him the purpose behind his request, he informed us that their chief-guru had written in their sacred literature called siksha-patri, the manual…Continue
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By Yasoda-dulal Das
Great day spent at the Bhakti Center, then with the many exalted souls who came to the Monthly Sankirtan Festival.
Then a drive to a holy place (439 Henry Street in Brooklyn) and walk around the block while discussing pastimes of Srila Prabhupada at that temple.
That place was the site of the first Iskcon temple…
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Kamlesh Krishna Das, the International Director of the ISKCON Child Protection Office, has been appointed as a Justice of the Peace Magistrate in the British judiciary system.
He will be serving within the Magistrate Court, which handles 95% of all legal cases in the UK. He was officially appointed and sworn in on Srila Prabhupada’s…
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Cyclone Fani slammed into Northeast India on Friday May 3rd with heavy rainfall and winds of up to 127 miles per hour, leaving at least 38 people dead in Odisha, hundreds injured and thousands without homes.
Death tolls were relatively low since over 1 million people were evacuated from about 15,000 villages and 46 towns in Odisha in…
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he guro jnana-da dina-bandho
“O spiritual master, O giver of divine wisdom, O friend of the fallen, you are the giver of your own bliss and you are the only ocean of mercy. Although dwelling in Vrindavana, you have descended for the welfare of fallen souls like myself and you are…Continue
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Gopiparanadhana Dasa, Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) Sanskrit editor and translator for more than 25 years, addresses the difference between Western and Eastern approaches to textual authority. By examining texts from Srila Prabhupada’s commentaries he highlights the difference between Western ideas of plagiarism, and the primacy of originality, and Eastern notions of ensuring the safe passage of traditional thought. He also looks at how in Indian traditions the…Continue
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By Samapriya dasi
How can one understand the esoteric personality of Srimati Radharani? She is the principal inspiration for the Lord, and only confidentially revealed in the Vedic scriptures. Yet, She takes shelter within the deepest realizations of pure hearted bhakti yogis. Lord Sri Krsna is bewildered by the profound brilliance of Her transcendental qualities and thus awakens a yearning within Himself to exhibit, absorb and experience Her…Continue
samam pasyati yo ‘rjuna
sukham va yadi va duhkham
sa yogi paramo matah
He is a perfect yogi who, by comparison to his own self, sees the true equality of all beings, in both their happiness and their distress, O Arjuna!…
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Hare Krsna dear devotees.
We sincerely hope you had a blessed Nrisimhadeva Caturdashi celebration!
On behalf of ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry (CDM), we would like to express our deepest gratitude for helping us to assist in Srila Prabhupada’s preaching movement.
As you all know, Lord Nrsimhadeva is not in need of…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
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From Back to Godhead
By Cintamani Dhama Devi Dasi
“ONE WHO CANNOT deliver his dependents from the path of repeated birth and death should never become a spiritual master, a father, a husband, a mother, or a worshipable demigod” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.18).
As a parent I often…Continue
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By Kishori Jani
We lost one of the pillars of the Iskcon movement, one of the stalwart female pioneers in Srila Prabhupada’s mission- in the most glorious way! Her service to SP in the US, Kenya, Mumbai and Vrindavan is almost unparalleled. The stories and glories go on and on…
But the true test comes at the end.. And the whole…Continue
(English version of the ‘Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu’ by Sri Rupa Goswami)
Edited by Tridandi Goswami Abhay Charan Bhaktivedanta Swami
Akhilla, Rasa, Amrita, Murti, Prasrmara, Ruci, Ruddha, Taraka, Pali, Kalita, Syama, Lalita, Radha, Preyan, Bidhu, Jayati.
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Anyone who has ever visited a Hare Krishna Temple feast or a Hare Krishna restaurant will have undoubtedly tasted halva. The memory of its sweet, warm, moist, spiritually-infused ‘comfort food-iness’ will no doubt have lingered long after all traces of the buttery ecstasy have left the lips.
You may not know just how widespread the halva story actually is, and how much world history there is to it.
Halva is one of…Continue
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