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How the soul, false ego, intelligence and mind interact with each other

By Chaitanya Charan das

The soul is spiritual. The mind, intelligence and false ego are all part of the subtle body. In general, they are differentiated, based on function rather than structure. The gross elements namely the earth, water, fire, air and ether can be differentiated in terms of structure because they are made of different things. However, the subtle…

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First Texarkana Rathayatra Will Take Place In Two States Simultaneously

Events

By Madhava Smullen

On Saturday May 4th, a unique Rathayatra festival will take place in Texarkana, a city that sits on the state line between Arkansas and Texas. Going down Main Street, Lord Jagannath’s chariot will be in both US states at once. The event will also be the first time the Hare Krishna…

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Sri Rama-navami at Houston, 13 April 2019

By Damodar das

Giriraj Swami read and spoke on Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.7.23-25.

“Ravana wanted to steal the property of the Lord and enjoy it for himself. We, in our own ways,…

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HH Jayapataka Swami 70th Vyasapuja Celebrations at ISKCON Mayapur

70th Vyasapuja celebrations of HH Jayapataka Swami celebrated in a very grand and loving way by his disciples and well-wishers at ISKCON Mayapur. Over 14000 disciples congregated at Mayapur to glorify their beloved Gurudeva. Sri Mayapur and Jayapataka Swami are synonymous. Maharaja once said, I know only three things- Mayapur, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Congregation preaching. His love for Mayapur dhama is no surprise as it is…

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Share Your Care

 
By Achyut Gopal Das
 
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."…
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Construction Drawings Begin For Major New Columbus Temple

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By Madhava Smullen 

Plans for a major new ISKCON temple in Columbus, Ohio have been scaled back slightly to push the project forward, and the process of construction drawings and hiring construction companies has begun.…

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The Marketplace of the Holy Name

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

What is namahatta other than the marketplace of the holy name?

Bhaktivinoda Thakura wrote this book where he explains that this marketplace of the holy name  is widely available and it can be purchased for the price of one’s faith.

He said there are those who are looking after the…

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Thursday Afternoon by Bhaktimarga Swami



Thursday afternoon.  It's sunny.  People are out.  It's winter-coat weather, but not for me.  I feel lucky, rather free.  Here on Bloor Street, at a time when the westerly sun streaks through, all appears so perfect.  People are out and about.  …
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The Quest For Success

By Achyut Gopal Das

"In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take."

A few weeks ago, I was doing a training program for our…
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Notre Dame burning By Chandrashekhara Acharya dasa

“Notre Dame is damaged; The Holy Name shines on.”

Some thoughts on the recent burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

I remember when I was a child, from five to nine, walking into Notre Dame while holding the hand of Esther, my Mexican nanny at the time – a devout, black-haired Catholic lady who would tuck me into bed every night by having me recite the “Padre Nuestro” (“Our…

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Shilpa Shetty visited the ISKCON temple in Juhu, Mumbai on the occasion of Ram Navami

Bollywood beauty Shilpa Shetty took divine blessings of Lord Krishna along with her family. She visited the ISKCON temple in Juhu, Mumbai and was accompanied by mother Sunanda, son Viaan and sister Shamita Shetty.

The Shetty fam jam looked gorgeous in traditional Indian attire and Gopi Chandana or Tilaka on their foreheads. They worshipped Lord Krishna at the temple and sought his…

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Sri Rama Navami celebrated at ISKCON Mayapur

Sri Rama Navami is always a bigger festival as it is just before the vyasapuja of HH Jayapataka Swami and thousands and thousands of devotees visiting Mayapur for Vyasapuja, come early to take part in Rama Navami also. In the afternoon, we had an abhisheka to “Shaligram Shila” and arati, Pushpajali offered to Sri Ramchandra.

A very grand procession of Sri Ram, Lakshman, Sita and Hanuman in bullock chariot ,…

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Japa Retreat With Sacinandana Swami to Dive Deep Into the Holy Name

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By Madhava Smullen

Sacinandana Swami’s famous Living Name Retreat – a deep and inspirational dive into japa and kirtan – is coming to New Vrindaban, West Virginia for the second time.

Around 150 devotees are expected to travel in from all…

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Talk In The Park

 
By Bhaktimarga Swami
 
A conversation like this does take place from time to time when trying to pull someone out of the world of maya,…
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“Overcoming Death through Mercy – A tale of a Silent Book Distributor”

By Vibhava Krsna Das

Seven decades ago in a remote Muslim village in the Kashmir valley (where a bus would come once in a day to drop the passengers) on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, a child was born in one of the few Hindu families that lived there. Although the family belonged to Brahmin class due to their association with the local…

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Divorce Lust - Marry Love

By Achyut Gopal Das

"There is only one happiness in life - to love and be loved."

Probably one of the most…
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Sense Enjoyment – The Ultimate Goal?

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

Everyone is an agent of the Lord. Everyone is part of the plan of the Lord. Some understand it, and some do not. The demons do not understand that they are actually also agents of the Lord’s destructive and oppressive force. They do not see that they are simply instruments of the Lord, and they resist being His instrument.…

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Another Century



By Bhaktimarga Swami
 
I should have asked for his name.  He was precious.  Connor and I were on a mid-afternoon walk through Rosedale when an elderly gentleman in a…
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When Servant Becomes A King

By Achyut Gopal Das

"At the end of…

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Touring Ramesvaram The Land Of Lord Rama

By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp)

While visiting Madurai and the surrounding area, it is easy to catch the early morning train for Ramesvaram. It is a relaxing ride (about six hours) as we head toward the coast. The first time I went there, it was a pleasant train ride all the way there, but the second time several years later everyone had to jump off and…

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