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श्री गुरु गौरांग जयतः

ॐ श्री गणेशाय नमः

ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय

नारायणम नमस्कृत्यम नरं चैव नरोत्तमम

देवी सरस्वती व्यासं ततो जयम उदिरयेत

कालिय की पत्नियों एवं कालिय नाग द्वारा स्तुति

श्रीमद भागवतम दशम स्कन्ध (अध्याय सोलह)

33 कालिय सर्प की पत्नियों ने कहा: इस अपराधी को जो दंड मिला है, वह निस्संदेह उचित ही है। आपने इस जगत में ईर्ष्यालु तथा क्रूर पुरुषों का दमन करने के लिए ही अवतार लिया है आप इतने निष्पक्ष हैं कि आप शत्रुओं तथा अपने पुत्रों को समान भाव से देखते हैं क्योंकि जब आप किसी जीव को दंड देते है

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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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Egoism and Lethargy by Radhanath Swami

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Srila Prabhupada has told us that the culmination of all of our preaching in Krsna Consciousness is to induce people to wholeheartedly chant the holy names of Krsna. The chanting of the Holy names must continue. Srila Prabhupada said we can do without temples, we can do without everything. We don’t need money. If we can get it, we will use it. We don’t need property. If we get it we will use it. We don’t need vehicles. If we get it we will use it. We don’t need good PR, Public relations. If we

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7973942287?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen 

As soon as you press play on the title track of Supersoul’s new EP “He Can Dance,” and hear the irresistibly catchy melody, funky rhythms, brass, and smooth harmonies, you’re likely to find that you yourself, and possibly your whole family, can do nothing but dance.

But the head-nodding grooves and immaculate radio-ready production aren’t all there is to discover – the lyrics quickly reveal something different, and deeper, than most.

“Lost in a desert, the world of names / Se

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“Tiger or President – Full of Anxiety”

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By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

74/06/27 Melbourne, Bhagavad-gita 3.27

(Town Hall)

Srila Prabhupada: (leads chanting of “om namo bhagavate vasudevaya”)

prakrteh kriyamanani
gunaih karmani sarvasah
ahankara-vimudhatma
kartaham iti manyate
[Bg. 3.27]

Krsna says that all these living entities… We are all living entities… Actually, every one of us is spirit soul, living entities. It does not matter whether I am a human being or other than human being, lower animals, birds, b

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Yoga and Peace by Satyaraja Dasa

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As a teenager coming of age in the 1960s, I was preoccupied with spirituality. I had become disinterested in the mainstream religion of my forbears, and I was passionately looking for a path that spoke directly to me as an individual.

I didn’t want some amorphous, otherworldly transcendence, either — this I knew for certain. Nor did I want mere political activism, which many in my day tied to spirituality in a rather tepid, tenuous way. Instead, I wanted something that truly nurtured my inner w

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Letting Go! by Bhaktimarga Swami

7973906878?profile=RESIZE_400xIt always pays off. This walking I do, to a nearby park, in any direction, almost each day, gets attention by some individual and leads to a spontaneously established friendship.

Today I made my way southbound to Queen’s Park to meet a newly made compadre, Saurav, where we would be going over a discussion on chapter 1 of The Gita. He tells me he has accepted me as his teacher and also admitted it’s hard for him to spark an interest in spiritual talk with his buddies. With me it’s 90% all about t

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Seeing the Prime Cause By Padmapani Das

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On July 29, 1971, Srila Prabhupada was interviewed on television at the University of Gainesville in Florida (which His Divine Grace described as “a remote corner of the world, thousands of miles from the birthplace of Lord Caitanya”). At one point, Srila Prabhupada was asked the following question:

Interviewer: How would I recognize a true follower of the Krishna consciousness movement by his behavior? What would his traits be? What would his outward expressions be?

Srila Prabhupada: He’d be a

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7971527078?profile=RESIZE_400x7971534487?profile=RESIZE_400xGeorge Harrison placed a Hare Krishna sticker on the headstock of Eric Clapton’s famous guitar—the red Gibson ES-335 that he played throughout his career until auctioning it for charity to benefit his Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a residential-care facility dedicated to the treatment of drug and alcohol dependency and addiction.

“‘I think this is the star of the show,’ Clapton said prior to the 2004 Crossroads Guitar Auction at Christie’s, where it sold for $847,500. Even though the guitar was

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श्री गुरु गौरांग जयतः

ॐ श्री गणेशाय नमः

ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय

नारायणम नमस्कृत्यम नरं चैव नरोत्तमम

देवी सरस्वती व्यासं ततो जयम उदिरयेत

ब्रह्मा द्वारा स्तुति

श्रीमद भागवतम दशम स्कन्ध (अध्याय चौदह)

1 ब्रह्मा ने कहा: हे प्रभु, आप ही एकमात्र पूज्य भगवान हैं अतएव आपको प्रसन्न करने के लिए मैं आपको सादर नमस्कार करता हूँ और आपकी स्तुति करता हूँ। हे ग्वालनरेश पुत्र, आपका दिव्य शरीर नवीन बादलों के समान गहरा नीला है; आपके वस्त्र बिजली के समान देदीप्यमान हैं और आपके मुखमंडल का सौन्दर्य गुञ्जा के बने आपको कुंड

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The Laws of Bhakti by Mukundamala Dasa

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From Back to Godhead

Far from being a sentimental activity, devotional service is based on well-defined principles that systematically guide a practitioner to ultimate perfection.

Discussions about the relationship between science and religion usually end in a stalemate: Scientists accuse religionists of relying too much on faith, which they say is experimentally unverifiable, while religionists accuse scientists of relying too much on physical and chemical laws, which they say fail to measure

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By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

In his book of essays, entitled Upakhyane Upadesa, “Instructions in Stories” (Gaudiya Mission 1936), Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura gives the following commentary on the story of Ekalavya: The translation from the original Bengali is by H.H. Bhakti-caru Svami.

To many people, Ekalavya’s devotion to his guru is ideal, but there is a special consideration…What was Ekalavya’s fault? That should be considered. Wearing the mask of guru-bhakti (devo

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7971298458?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen 

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, ISKCON temples around the world closed their doors, and many found challenges in maintaining themselves without traditional in-person outreach activities.A family enjoys Sunday Brunch at their own socially-distanced table in the Prabhupada's Palace Rose Garden

By June, some had begun to reopen, with locally mandated restrictions. New Vrindaban, ISKCON’s first farm community, in West Virginia, faced particular economic challenges due

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7971295257?profile=RESIZE_584xIn observance of the World Holy Name Festival.

Srila Prabhupada came to the Western world to give us the holy name. He did so on the order of his spiritual master, with full faith in the holy name, that if people like us would just chant the holy name, everything else would follow.

Srila Prabhupada had a godbrother named Akinchana Krishnadasa Babaji, whom Prabhupada said was a paramahamsa, a liberated soul. Babaji Maharaja approached another godbrother of Prabhupada’s, who had been sent by Sri

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Night Tree of Colour by Bhaktimarga Swami

7971284075?profile=RESIZE_400xDespite cooler temperatures most trees in the area remain a rich green. Some, like the maple, are starting to show its true colour. At the end of the street from the temple/ashram you have got a majestic maple that is not just “showing” but it’s “showing off.” And it’s under that tree where, in two days, I’ll meet with my philosophical/spiritual friends for discussion. For now, a lit park lamp-post in the night is all that is necessary for the splendor of this tree to catch my fortunate eye.

Wit

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श्री गुरु गौरांग जयतः

ॐ श्री गणेशाय नमः

ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय

नारायणम नमस्कृत्यम नरं चैव नरोत्तमम

देवी सरस्वती व्यासं ततो जयम उदिरयेत

नलकूवर तथा मणिग्रीव द्वारा स्तुति

श्रीमद भागवतम दशम स्कन्ध (अध्याय दस)

24 सर्वोच्च भक्त नारद के वचनों को सत्य बनाने के लिए भगवान श्रीकृष्ण धीरे धीरे उस स्थान पर गये जहाँ दोनों अर्जुन वृक्ष खड़े थे।

25 “यद्यपि ये दोनों युवक अत्यंत धनी कुबेर के पुत्र हैं और उनसे मेरा कोई संबंध नहीं है परंतु देवर्षि नारद मेरा अत्यंत प्रिय तथा वत्सल भक्त है और क्योंकि उसने चाहा था कि मै

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Just as a very good sweet will have something hidden inside of it, or a company will have the inner group of key people, the Gita has a core made up of four verses. These are called the Catur Sloki (catur = four, and sloki = verses), and they summarize the entire Gita.

The eighteen chapters of the Gita are themselves divided into 3 parts. The middle six chapters focus on bhakti and are “protected” on either side by teachings on karma-yoga (the first six chapters) and jnana yoga (the focus of th

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“I feel no fear” by Siddhanta dasa

7968420068?profile=RESIZE_400xMy first contact with the Hare Krishna movement came in the summer of 1969 when I saw its members chanting on the streets of Hollywood. My initial reaction to the shaven heads, saffron-colored robes and seemingly strange activity was one of bewilderment and, to some degree, comic relief. It was not until a year later that I was able to appreciate the sound philosophy which stems from one of the world’s oldest religious traditions, as explained in their Back to Godhead magazine. I soon realized t

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7968414261?profile=RESIZE_400xBy Héctor Rosario, PhD

As followers of Srila Prabhupada we all know his prescription to chant a minimum daily quota of 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mahamantra. This is the minimum standard that he set for his followers and which all ISKCON devotees accept. This standard is actually based on the traditional Gaudiya Vaisnava minimum standard set by Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Of course, that standard is 100,000 names of Krishna daily, roughly equivalent to 64 rounds of Hare Krishna japa, acc

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7968387256?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Jayashree devi dasi 

Gopal’s Glorious Gang (GGG) is a children’s club in Brisbane, Australia with about 80 children, from 4 to 16 years old. Our goal in forming this club is to help each child become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, personal and spiritual growth. 

The children are divided into various classes based on age groups. The kids learn Vedic wisdom, play musical instruments, act in a variety of theatre performances, play Krishna conscious games, engage in kirtana, ha

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