Connecting Devotees Worldwide - In Service Of Srila Prabhupada
Looking to post my daily Srila Prabhupada quote I stumbled upon the beautiful chapter 22 of canto 8, describing pastime of Bali Maharaj. It was amazing to read how Krishna expertly, what else can we expect from Him, bestows opulence on His aspiring devotees. On one hand He grants a lot to some…Continue
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Join us at the Toronto Hare Krishna Temple on Thursday March 1st, as we celebrate one of the biggest festivals of the year, Gaura Purnima, the appearance of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu!
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By Ramai Swami
As always, the Mayapur Kirtan Mela is immensely popular and devotees come for all over to attend the 5 day festival.
There are a variety of leading devotees who inspire everyone to follow their ecstatic kirtans, which are interspersed with shouts of Gauranga and Haribol.
The evenings were so…Continue
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Never are uncommon, these endless lessons of love
Of how to catch a man, how to keep a woman’s love
Or how to use God and His universe
To fulfil one’s desires diverse.
But wise people say just rise above
Life is nothing but a school of love
You get everything that you deserve
Just unlearn to use, and learn to love..
As water cannot…
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By Purushottam Nitai Das
Money can buy many things and some believe anything in this world. And so people work hard, extremely hard, to earn a lot. But can money buy everything? Let us try to see what money can buy, and what it cannot.
Money can buy...
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By Madhava Smullen
Three generations of devotees – kirtan artist Gaura Vani, his mother Rukmini Dasi, and his eleven-year-old daughter Kairava – led a group of kirtan lovers on the adventure of a lifetime around Maharashtra, India this winter.
The group comprised of twenty-six aspiring devotees and newcomers to Krishna consciousness from…Continue
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“Our propaganda should be focused on spreading kirtana and distributing literature, books and magazines. The process experienced now is that after holding kirtana, they are selling magazines and books successfully.”
Srila Prabhupada Letter to Brahmananda, 30th January 1969
The divine dance of HH Bhakti Vikas Swami made the people of Parvat Patia, Surat tremble in ecstatic love and enchanted the whole area where recently Lord Jagannath…
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Speaker: HG Radha Krishna Das
Srimad Bhagavatam 8.7 44
Date: 8 February 2018
tapyante loka-tāpena sādhavaḥ prāyaśo janāḥ
paramārādhanaṁ tad dhi puruṣasyākhilātmanaḥ
It is said that great personalities almost always…
By Khonika Gope-Kumar
[Translated and abridged from the Bengali Book “Gauda Mandal Parikrama: The Holy Tirthas in Bangladesh” by Patita Uddharan Das Brahmacari. Publisher: Hare Krishna Publications, ISKCON Swamibag]
A lot of Bengali devotees lament that even though A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada instructed a number of his senior…Continue
Srila Prabhupada stated: “You are the young generation; you are the flower of your country and society. Practice this most sublime system, Krsna consciousness. Be happy and make others happy. This is the real mission of life.”
It was through the youth that Srila Prabhupada established this International Society and it was the youth that he engaged in fulfilling the desire of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu! In order…Continue
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By Radha Mohan Das
On Wednesday 15 February, Sruti Dharma das, Temple President of Bhaktivedanta Manor (UK), joined 1000 dignitaries from across the British Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace.
He was then invited to have a private audience with the Queen and other members of the Royal family.
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Srila Prabhupada once said that when devotees give up practicing Krishna consciousness it is ‘fifty percent their fault, and fifty percent ISKCON’s”. In this article I would like to explore what I perceive as a systemic problem contributing to our society’s fifty percent of the blame.
It is surely surprising that someone should get as far as seriously following the process of Krishna consciousness, only to…Continue
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Speaker: HH Bhakti Vinoda Swami
Transcribed by Madhumati Priyasaki dd
Date: 11 Feb 2018
Reading from Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 5 Chapter 5 text 18
gurur na sa…Continue
By Karnamrita Das
[February 12th was my 45th anniversary of moving into the temple as a single monastic (brahmacari) and officially taking up the process of bhakti, or pure devotional service. To honor my spiritual journey on the way to Krishna, I thought I would repost this 5 part series about my life before taking up Krishna consciousness and how it led to my existential crisis and spiritual search. Since…Continue
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From my room, #506 in the Gada Building, the Samadhi Auditorium is a walking distance of 0.6 km. I go back and forth completing that measurement at least twice in a day. In the morning, I trek along a 2.5 km stretch with a group of companions as we chant the maha mantra. In addition to that I walk to the room where I meet with my peers at least twice. Then I walk to eat.
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Over the years, I have read and heard different devotees speak about different techniques to chant properly. Devotees also talk about crying out to Radha and Krishna during chanting for mercy for improving our chanting. This may be bonafide or not, I do not know. However, so far I have not read or heard anything like this from Srila Prabhupada. The only thing I have heard Prabhupada say is to hear the…Continue
By Rishab Hauter
ISKCON Mayapur welcomed West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who came for an official visit. After arriving by helicopter, she was given a warm welcome at the temple by Ambarish Prabhu and several GBC members. Then she took darshan of Sri Panca-tattva, Sri Sri Radha-Madhava, And Lord Narasimhadeva. Jananivas prabhu guided her in performing arati to…Continue
By Giriraj Swami
Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto 8, Chapter 7 (texts 36-42) describes the benevolent activities of Lord Siva when the living entities were threatened by the deadliest poison (halahala):
“Srila Sukadeva Gosvami said: ‘Lord Siva is always benevolent toward all living entities. When he saw that the living entities were very much…Continue
By Sankirtana das
Lessons about the Inner World & Social Psychology
A Frequent Flyer devotee recently expressed to me his liking of one particular airline for the broad choice of good movies and rock music they offer. He meant what he said, and I wondered: “Is he aware of his compromised standard and honestly confessing, or is he denying…Continue
By Danavir Goswami
Generally worshipers of Siva are Mayavadis or impersonalists who desire to become one with the Supreme. Brghu Muni pointed out that Siva followers become atheists and thus condemn themselves:
bhava-vrata-dhara ye ca
ye ca tan samanuvratah
pasandinas te bhavantu
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