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By Kadamba Kanana Swami 

The essence of the process that we are following in this movement is the chanting of the holy name. This process is the yuga dharma – the dharma (religion) for this age of Kali. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has made this chanting of the holy name widely available to us and also added his extra mercy. The holy name has been chanted widely throughout the millennia but in this particular millennia, there is the added mercy of the Lord himself. Therefore, now it is very easy and

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King Pariksit continued: “The ability to talk can be perfected only by describing the transcendental qualities of the Lord. The ability to work with one’s hands can be successful only when one engages himself in the service of the Lord with those hands. Similarly, one’s mind can be peaceful only when one simply thinks of Krsna in full Krsna consciousness. This does not mean that one has to have very great thinking power: one has to understand simply that Krsna, the Absolute Truth, is all-pervas

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In Canto Twelve of Srimad-Bhagavatam, Bhumi, Mother Earth, says this: “Although in the past great men and their descendants have left me, departing from this world in the same helpless way they came into it, even today foolish men are trying to conquer me. For the sake of conquering me, materialistic persons fight one another. Fathers oppose their sons, and brothers fight one another because their hearts are bound to possessing political power. Political leaders challenge one another: ‘All this

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We may be surprised to learn that many things we consider as acts of spiritual advancement in Krishna consciousness, like tapasya or austerity, are actually acts of selfishness, and will impede our real growth. Even following the four regulative principles in certain ways, can divert us.

“So this austerity is called tapasya, denial, self-denial” (class on SB. 5.5.1 in Vrndavana, Oct 23, 1976). To give up certain forms of selfishness is required to progress in spiritual life, and this is usual

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Greed by Radhanath Swami

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Wherever we see the greed for wealth, gold, power, prestige, name or fame – consequently we see a rise in hate, envy, fighting and war.
Greed is a source of misery because it never gets satisfied. Its demand increases more and more, despite of our efforts to pacify it. It is compared to feeding a blazing fire, no matter how much amount of fuel you put in, the fuel gets consumed in seconds. It always ends in dissatisfaction.
The harder you try to satisfy this enemy of greed, the deeper you fall

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अध्याय आठ - भगवान नृसिंह द्वारा असुरराज का वध

1 नारद मुनि ने आगे कहा : सारे असुरपुत्रों ने प्रह्लाद महाराज के दिव्य उपदेशों की सराहना की और उन्हें अत्यंत गंभीरतापूर्वक ग्रहण किया। उन्होंने षंड तथा अमर्क नामक अपने गुरुओं द्वारा दिये गये भौतिकतावादी उपदेशों का तिरस्कार कर दिया।

2 जब शुक्राचार्य के पुत्र षंड तथा अमर्क ने देखा कि सारे विद्यार्थी असुर पुत्र प्रह्लाद महाराज की संगति से कृष्णभक्ति में आगे बढ़ रहे हैं, तो वे डर गये। अतएव वे असुरराज के पास गये और उनसे सारी स्थिति यथावत वर्णन कर दी।

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8607151663?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Radha Damodar das

The year 2021 marks the centennial celebration, the 100th appearance anniversary, of  Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja. A disciple of Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Maharaja—himself one of the foremost disciples of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur—Narayana Maharaja served the Gaudiya Vaishnava community as a sannyasi for fifty-eight years. From 1996 to 2010 when Narayana Maharaja left this world, he circled the globe many times sharing the teachings of bhakti-yoga.

Narayana Ma

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At the Pots by Bhaktimarga Swami

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There is bliss in service. That bliss is demonstrated by those in the devotional realm of bhakti. One person, whom I snuck up on, who characterizes this joyful practice, was a person in the kitchen of our ashram. Uttamananda is a kind soul — and a kind soul is usually a happy one — and in the early hour of 6 a.m. he was immersed in pot washing. That’s how I was able to get in from behind him. The pot sinks are against the wall, so anyone who has that designated role of pot washing has a wall in

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8606764492?profile=RESIZE_584xOne of ISKCON's best friends and scholarly supporters, Professor Thomas J. Hopkins, passed away the morning of Saturday, February 20, 2021, at the age of ninety-one. Dr. Hopkins was Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Franklin and Marshall College, USA, and an expert in the study of Caitanya Vaishnavism.

Professor Hopkins met Srila Prabhupada and the early ISKCON devotees in 1966 at 26 Second Avenue in New York City, ISKCON’s first temple. He purchased a set of Srila Prabhupada's original

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Narottama Dasa Thakura was a leading acharya in the Gaudiya Vaisnava line. He was the only disciple of Srila Lokanatha Gosvami. Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura helped bring the books of the Goswami’s from Vrndavana to Bengal and Orissa.
 
Appearing as the son of a king, Shri Narottama Dasa Thakura (Shri Thakura Mahasaya) showed all the bodily symptoms of a mahapurusha (an exalted divine person). He had long arms, a deep navel, golden-complexioh, beautiful eyes shaped like the lotus petals. In s
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8606740694?profile=RESIZE_584xMy life is hectic, going from one program to another and one place to another. It never stops! But one thing that is sacred and is untouchable are my rounds. “Don’t toucha my rounds!” You know how they say, “If you smasha my car, I smasha your face!” Well, in my case, “If you toucha my rounds … ” So the rounds become sacred and gets close to the heart!

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8606695656?profile=RESIZE_400xToday is the appearance day Srila Narottama dasa Thakura, of whom Srila Prabhupada said, he was “a great acharya of the Gaudiya Vaishnava sampradaya. He has written many songs about the Vaishnava philosophy, and they are approved as completely corresponding with Vedic instructions.  .  .  . So, we should relish the instruction of Narottama dasa Thakura.”

At the original Gaura-purnima festival held in Kheturi, in the presence of Srimati Jahnava-devi, Srila Narottama dasa Thakura, and Srila Sriniv

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Another Reminder by Bhaktimarga Swami

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Texas got hit hard by a winter storm; residents are not used to such weather. Snow, cold and more Arctic dynamics put the whole state into unpreparedness.

“Get your winter coat on!” a northerner might say.

“We don’t have any!” answers a southerner.

While we do share empathy for the people of the big state, it is always important to pay heed to the reminder which nature is trying to reveal about our fragility.

Not just the extra chill but power outages and other non-expectations are something we

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Sri Krsna Madhura Utsava

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Sri Krsna Madhura Utsava There are various festivities where Lord Krishna's rasa lila is celebrated - this festival being just one of them. 

The purnima or full moon of Damodara month is the second full moon of the autumn season, and rasa lila is again celebrated. This second rasa yatra is celebrated more in Bengal, whereas the first one is celebrated more in Vrndavana. 

On this day one should perform full worship of Radha and Krsna with many flowers, and place them in a rasa mandapa surrounded

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अध्याय सात - प्रह्लाद ने गर्भ में क्या सीखा

1 नारद मुनि ने कहा : यद्यपि प्रह्लाद महाराज असुरों के परिवार में जन्मे थे, किन्तु वे समस्त भक्तों में सबसे महान थे। इस प्रकार अपने असुर सहपाठियों द्वारा पूछे जाने पर उन्होंने मेरे द्वारा कहे गये शब्दों का स्मरण किया और अपने मित्रों से इस प्रकार कहा।

2 प्रह्लाद महाराज ने कहा : जब हमारे पिता हिरण्यकशिपु कठिन तपस्या करने के लिए मंदराचल पर्वत चले गये तो उनकी अनुपस्थिति में इन्द्र इत्यादि देवताओं ने युद्ध में सारे असुरों को दमन करने का भारी प्रयास किया।

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8601841074?profile=RESIZE_584xIn this unprecedented period in the world’s history where health has become a constant source of concern, a pure devotee can give us some secrets of health.

What is the most important secret of health? Srila Prabhupada reveals it in his purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.10:

“In Kali-yuga, the duration of life is shortened not so much because of insufficient food but because of irregular habits. By keeping regular habits and eating simple food, any man can maintain his health. Overeating, over-sen

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Bhaktivedanta Manor is proud to have so many of its community members who work in the health profession – – and on all levels. The below set of videos includes a variety of such devotees who, based on their knowledge and experience, offer their professional advise on how best to deal with the current challenges due to the Coronavirus. Physically, mentally and spiritually. We ask you to watch them carefully and share them widely:

Health Advice Part 1: Introduction by Visakha Dasi - Click here

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By Gauranga Das

The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations granted special consultative status to ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV). Consultative status is an accreditation framework that benefits both the United Nations and the NGOs. Consultative arrangements with ECOSOC will enable the ECOSOC or one of its bodies to secure expert information or advice from organizations having special competence in the subjects for which consultative arrangements are made, and, on the other hand, t

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अध्याय छह - प्रह्लाद द्वारा अपने असुर सहपाठियों को उपदेश

1 प्रह्लाद महाराज ने कहा : पर्याप्त रूप से बुद्धिमान मनुष्य को चाहिए कि वह जीवन के प्रारम्भ से ही अर्थात बाल्यकाल से ही अन्य सारे कार्यों को छोड़कर भक्ति कार्यों के अभ्यास में इस मानव शरीर का उपयोग करे। यह मनुष्य-शरीर अत्यंत दुर्लभ है और अन्य शरीरों की भाँति नाशवान होते हुए भी अर्थपूर्ण है, क्योंकि मनुष्य जीवन में भक्ति सम्पन्न की जा सकती है। यदि निष्ठापूर्वक किंचित भी भक्ति की जाये तो पूर्ण सिद्धि प्राप्त हो सकती है।

2 यह मनुष्य-जीवन भगवदधा

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Lord Nityananda is considered to be the most merciful manifestation of the most merciful incarnation of the Lord. The most merciful incarnation is Lord Chaitanya and he manifested his mercy most exuberantly through Lord Nityananda. Though these two transcendental brothers are non-different, still one takes on the mood of the servant of the other – Lord Nityananda considers service to Lord Chaitanya the supreme treasure of his life, indeed, the very purpose of his life.

In his service to Lord Ch

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