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Duty

By Giriraj Swami 

All of us–husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, children, students, and teachers–have duties, and sometime we begrudge the performance of our duties because we think their execution will impede our personal happiness. But duty is duty, and duty must be done. Even in the cold of winter, one must bathe. And even in the heat of summer, one must cook.



Speaking on Bhagavad-gita 1.27, Srila Prabhupada gave a wonderful example of two…

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Glories of Purusottam Adhik Masa - Mahanidhi Swami

I. Introduction…

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Festival of Jagannatha Misra

Festival of Jagannatha Misra



SRI CAITANYA BHAGAVATA

Adi Lila Chapter 3.

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Even before He took his birth, the Lord propagated the chanting of His holy

name.

1

Streams of people went for their bath in the Ganga at the time of the

eclipse and all the way they chanted the Lord's name.

2

Some, who from their birth never once uttered the Lord's name, now chanted

that name on their way to the Ganga.…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree on March 13, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Reading Sanskrit Improves Brain Functioning





Reading Sanskrit Improves Brain Functioning

by Brynne Sissom



The physiological effects of reading Sanskrit are

similar to those experienced during the Transcendental

Meditation® technique, according to research recently

completed by Dr. Fred Travis, director of the

ERG/psychophysiology lab of Maharishi University of

Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA.



Dr. Travis asked his test subjects…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree on November 14, 2013 at 1:05pm — 8 Comments

Happy Diwali - A Talk by Giriraj Swami

Happy Diwali

A Talk by Giriraj Swami, October 25, 2003, Houston









We wish you all a happy Diwali. Diwali, or Dipavali, marks the end of the



year, and by the year's end we want to pay our debts, rectify our



relationships--and then try to do…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree on October 26, 2011 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

ISKCON Member Appointed Chaplain to Oxford University

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Added by ISKCON desire tree on January 3, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Why my non devotee parents are not demons?





Parents are definitely a special category, but in our books we don't find many practical guidelines on how to deal with them. We…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 31, 2010 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Winners Of ISKCON Europe Excellence Awards In 2010



The Euro GBC is delighted to introduce you to nine devotees who received  the second…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 31, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments

The King of Sweet - by Dravida dasa

His lips are sweet, His smile is sweet,

His eyes are sweet, His face is sweet,

His heart is sweet, His gait is…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 28, 2010 at 10:04pm — 1 Comment

Srila Prabhupada about his household life

In 1925 or '26 when my son was two years old. There was a table

fan, "I would like to touch it." And I said, "No, no, don't touch."

This is child. So but it's a child. He again tried to touch it.…


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Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 28, 2010 at 9:52pm — 1 Comment

600 US soldiers chant Hare Krishna for three miles

I am a soldier in the US Army and thought you all might get a laugh at what happened the other day.
We had to do a 6 mile run for fitness. Its custon to sing during these runs to build soldier cohesion.
So they asked me to sing. I agreed so we were running down the street , when the idea popped in my head to get them to chant. Now this wasn't…
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Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 25, 2010 at 10:19pm — 9 Comments

Bhaktivedanta College Launches a VTE Bhakti Sastri Course Online

Dear Vaishnavas,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila

Prabhupada! Guru-parampara ki jaya!





Starting in January of 2011, Bhaktivedanta College will offer for the first

time a complete one-year VTE Bhakti Sastri course online at

www.bhakti-sastri.com



Study Prabhupada's books online, guided by experienced teachers, in a

virtual community of sincere devotees. The first…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 21, 2010 at 5:26am — 3 Comments

Email has turned us into 'lab rats'

Email has turned office workers into no more than lab rats desperately craving “pellets of social interaction”, a leading expert has claimed.

Woman using laptop, email, online shopping, browsing the internet
A recent study found that British office…
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Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 19, 2010 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

SnanYatra of Lord Jagannatha, Detroit Iskcon 7-18-2010

This shows the blissful SnanYatra or bathing ceremony of Lord Jagannatha (a form of Lord Krishna), His brother Lord Balarama and His sister Lady Subhadra. Various items are used, such as fruit juices, milk, ghee, honey, water, yogurt, etc. This was held at the Detroit Iskcon Krishna Temple on July 18, 2010.…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 18, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Gita at Rs. 108

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Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 14, 2010 at 12:08am — No Comments

41st Anniversary of Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara



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Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances All Glories to Srila Prabhupada

Its Radha Londonisvara’s 41st Birthday!! Hope you all remember what a bash we had last year for the 40th anniversary with Shyamsundar and Gurudas Prabhus and Mothers…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 12, 2010 at 9:12am — No Comments

SATAN'S Meeting

This is not only a good read but also food for thought, and I'm not too busy to forward this. May these words speak to everyone of us.



SATAN'S MEETING :



Satan called a worldwide convention of demons.



In his opening address he said,



"We can't keep people from going to pray."



"We can't keep them from reading their holy books and knowing the truth."



"We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their God… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 6, 2010 at 10:36pm — 2 Comments

Book Marathon Message By Giriraj Swami

A Book Marathon Message By Giriraj Swami (From a talk on January 11, 2010, Kiev, Ukraine)




krsna-varnam tvisakrsnam sangopangastra-parsadam yajnaih sankirtana-prayair yajanti hi…
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Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 5, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Distribution in Chennai

I had a nice experience distributing books recently at West Mambalam Station Road in Chennai, South India).



A boy was cycling towards me. He was in his early twenties and wore a sleeveless T-shirt and white shorts. He was riding a sporty bicycle. And he wore bright Sri Vaishnava tilak. As he came nearby I showed him the books I had. He said he was interested in reading religious books and has lots of them at home. I explained to him the glories of the Karttik month and why he must… Continue

Added by ISKCON desire tree on December 3, 2010 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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