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Transcendental Treasures

I was startled! Śrīla Prabhupāda was always full of surprises.



Srutakirti dasa, March 1, 1975, ISKCON Atlanta

Transcendental Treasures Srutakirti dasa: Paramahamsa, Nitai and I received unique, transcendental treasures during our stay in Atlanta. When Srila Prabhupada arrived the weather was rather cold. The devotees presented Srila Prabhupada with warm socks and a pair of canvas walking shoes. The next morning before the walk I assisted Srila Prabhupada by sliding his transcendental toes into his new pair of shoes with his blessed shoe horn. After his walk and morning program, Srila Prabhupada rang his bell. I found my way to his new quarters and offered my obeisances. I sat up and looked at Srila Prabhupada. “These shoes do not fit me,” he said. “If they fit, you can use them.” “I can’t wear your shoes, Srila Prabhupada,” I immediately answered. “That would be offensive.” “If I say you can do it, then it is all right,” he gently replied. Read the entire article here: https://goo.gl/Z2E23U



Paramahāmsa, Nitai and I received unique, transcendental treasures during our stay in Atlanta. When Śrīla Prabhupāda arrived the weather was rather cold. The devotees presented Śrīla Prabhupāda with warm socks and a pair of canvas walking shoes. …

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Sayana Ekadasi - 23 July 2018

The saintly king Yudhishthira Maharaj said, "Oh Keshava, what is the name of that Ekadasii that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha (June - July)?

Who is the worshipable Deity for the auspicious day, and what is the process for observing this…

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Parents Are The First Teachers

Parents are the First Teachers - TKG Academy Next, the study of mothers, leading up to Mother’s Day. Mother Nrtya Kisori spoke about the importance of respecting women in Vedic culture. Mother Ananda Lila read from “Honor Thy Mother”, delineating the 7 mothers in Vedic culture. The last parent-teacher for the session was Nityananda Chandra Prabhu. He enlivened the class with his beautiful stories about Go-Mata, the sacred Mother Cow. Read the entire article here: http://goo.gl/GPb33B

Parents are the First Teachers - TKG Academy

Next, the study of mothers, leading up to Mother’s Day. Mother Nrtya Kisori spoke about the importance of respecting women in Vedic culture.

Mother Ananda Lila read from “Honor Thy Mother”, delineating the 7 mothers in Vedic culture.

The last parent-teacher for the session was…

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Supreme Controlling Force

Lecture on Supreme Controlling Force by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami on 20 Mar 2015 at Durban

(Bhakti Caitanya Swami initially served in the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust and also distributed Srila Prabhupada’s books from 1973 until 1980.Then Bhakti Caitanya Swami moved to South…

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The Reins of Life

The different modes of material nature — the mode of goodness, the mode of passion and the mode of darkness are subtle forces that influence our behavior as well as every aspect of our physical, mental, and emotional world.  They pull us to act in various ways, even against our better judgment. According to these modes, there are different living beings, who are known as demigods, human beings and hellish living entities.…
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Becoming Free from the Three Modes of Nature

By Niranjana Swami

The following is a partially edited transcription of a lecture given on June 15, 2014, at the Carpathian Festival in Ukraine – SB 1.2.19 – Becoming Free from the Three Modes of Nature.

Reading from the 1st Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, Chapter 2, Text 19.

tada rajas-tamo-bhavah

kama-lobhadayas ca ye 

ceta etair anaviddham

sthitam sattve prasidati

tada — at that time; rajah — in the mode of…

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We must care for one another

We must care for one another

KKS_CZ_July2015 The material world is the world where you have a facade. The material world is the place where you have a hidden agenda. The material world is the place…
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Appreciation from recipients of Srila Prabhupada’s books

Appreciation from recipients of Srila Prabhupada’s books.

Ignited with the Fire Of Krsna Consciousness.

I want to thank you for being a critical part in my life. Without the distribution of His Divine Grace A.C.…

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TOVP: Coffer ceiling update.

Sadbhuja Das: Rangavati d.d. has completed the Coffer Ceiling concept with its measurements for erection and execution of construction for MacCoy company. This is a final concept. It is very workable and following with the existing Dome structure, which you can’t see here.…

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ISKCON Ministry of Education Conference Report (Alachua) Florida, USA By Balimardana Das

Zonal Secretary, Ministry of Education

The ISKCON Ministry of Education’s annual education conference was held in New Raman Reti Dhama – Alachua, Florida from June 21 through June 24, 2018. Alachua is home to two devotee run schools serving in…

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London Bridge Is Falling Down, My Fair Lady By Sankirtana Das

Don’t we just delight in books and movies wherein destruction wreaks havoc in one form or other, be it by nuclear bombs, disease, twisters, volcanic eruptions, giant creatures or alien invaders. If you do, then you’ll love The World Without Us, authored by Alan Weisman. Reviewed by…

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The Cure For Fear

sri bhagavan uvaca

abhayam sattva-samsuddhir

jnana-yoga-vyavasthitih

danam damas ca yajnas ca

svadhyayas tapa arjavam

ahimsa satyam akrodhas

tyagah santir apaisunam

daya bhutesv aloluptvam

mardavam hrir acapalam

tejah ksama dhrtih saucam

adroho…

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What makes us act selfishly?

Question: The caring attitude is pleasing to everyone, but generally the default attitude in this world is one always thinks selfishly. So is it an inbuilt script of the mind that makes one think selfishly?

Radhanath Swami: The false ego misconceives: “I am this body, I am this mind, I am…

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Getting deeper into Krishna consciousness.

Indradyumna Swami: This is a family that has been visiting our festival in Poland every summer for 12 years. They plan their vacation around our event. After our program this evening they decided to go deeper into Krsna consciousness and bought 10 books; one…

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Happy 20th Anniversary to the Oxford Centre For Hindu Studies By Shaunaka Rishi Das

A gathering of around 270 people met and dined together in the magnificence of Oxford Town Hall on Monday, 2nd July . The grand event was held by the OCHS to say a great big ‘Thank You’ to all our friends, benefactors and well-wishers who have helped to make our…

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Grand Jagannatha Ratha-yatra festival in Bali Indonesia By Hari Narayana Das

Diversity was the mercy of the Lord. When the diversity of people brings about good performance; progress & prosperity. When our country has social harmony, stability & security. No riots, no civil wars, no burning of each other’s places, no fear because of…

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Which Brahma are you? By Karnamrita dasa

The story of Lord Brahma going to visit Krishna at Dvarka is one of my favorite stories for reminding me of my insignificance. I think of this story when I am confused with other Karnamritas. I get email for Karnamrita dasi the singer, and I get asked if I wrote the biography of Gaura-kishora das…

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Accident By Suvyakta Narasimha Dasa

I looked at my watch as I stepped out of the show room in Agra. It was 9.30 in the night. I winced. It would take us more than an hour to reach Vrindavan. We had to get up for mangala arati again the next morning.

By Suvyakta Narasimha Dasa

We had come to Agra to pick up some things for the…

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Join Bhadra Campaign 2018 By SriRama Dasa

The Bhadra Campaign is a global effort to increase appreciation for the Srimad Bhagavatam through mass distribution via donation of sets on the occasion of Bhadra Purnima, 24/25 September 2018.

*How you can be involved:*

. You can begin taking pledges for donating Srimad…

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The Yamadutas…

The Yamadutas…

Dhirasanta Das Goswami: Yamaraja has instructed his servants the Yamadutas, “Swan-like persons are exalted persons who have no taste for material enjoyment and who drink the honey of the Lord’s lotus feet. My dear servants, bring before me for punishment only persons who are averse to…

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