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8231737486?profile=RESIZE_584xGBC Strategic Planning Team (SPT) invites you to hear one of the most exciting and inspiring update from around the globe on the Kartik outreach during the pandemic. The devotees who are sharing the outcome of their results are – Seva Svarupa das – manager for Congregational Development Ministry, with HH Jayapataka Swami as the Minister.
Jalaghi dd lives in Mayapur and is coordinatoring efforts in Hong Kong, etc. Amrita Gaurang dd lives in Malaysia and is assisting with the overall outreach.



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8231352695?profile=RESIZE_584xAmidst the Covid situation of this year, pilgrims from far and across the country are visiting Sri Dham Mayapur during this auspicious period of the year to partake in the various auspicious pastimes of the Lord. From Govardhana Puja celebration, to Gopastami, down to the most auspicious days of Bhisma Pancha, Devotees all over the Dham are observing various vrata, taking cold and auspicious bath in Ganga while reciting various sacred mantras, offering seva to our Mayapur Goshala, Sri Radha Madh

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eParikrama 2020 Day 28 – Anjanoka

8230277886?profile=RESIZE_584xIn 2017 and 2019, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Anjanoka, the birthplace of Indulekha, one of the asta-sakhis who intimately serves Radha and Krsna. Check out Maharaja’s full kirtans and lectures, along with a few photos, during Parikrama 2017 and Parikrama 2019.

This is the birthplace of Indulekha, who is a left-wing gopi. She is fiery and hot-tempered, and she is rebellious and chastises Krsna. She wears garments the colour of pomegranate. In her grove, everything is white in c

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Srimati Vrindadevi’s Appearance Day

8230273863?profile=RESIZE_400xAccording to Vrinda-kunda Baba, Srimati Vrindadevi appeared on the full-moon night at the end of Kartik, or Damodara.

Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, in Sri Vrndadevi-astaka (6-8), glorifies her:

rasabhilaso vasatis ca vrnda-
vane tvad-isanghri-saroja-seva
labhya ca pumsam krpaya tavaiva
vrnde namas te caranaravindam

“By your mercy, people attain residence in Vrindavan, the desire to serve your masters’ lotus feet, and the desire to assist in the rasa dance. O Vrinda, I bow to your lotus f

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bhagavan api ta ratrih

saradotphulla-mallikah

viksy- arantum manas cakre

yoga-mayam upasritah

Sri  Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, full in all opulences, yet upon seeing those autumn nights scented with blossoming jasmine flowers, He turned His mind toward loving affairs. To fulfill His purposes He employed His internal potency.    – S.B 10.29.1

On this most sacred and holy evening on the full moon night of the month of Kartik,in the forest of Vrindavan the moon starts rising on th

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During Kartik, in addition to reciting the Damodarastaka, I read about the damodara-lila in Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto 10, Chapters 9 and 10, including Nalakuvara and Manigriva’s beautiful submission to Lord Krishna, which I pray will be my own:

vani gunanukathane sravanau kathayam
hastau ca karmasu manas tava padayor nah
smrtyam siras tava nivasa-jagat-praname
drstih satam darsane ’stu bhavat-tanunam

“Henceforward, may all our words describe Your pastimes, may our ears engage in aural recepti

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Tulasi: The Dearest to The Divine

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By Gauranga Darshan Das

The most adorable and transcendentally fragrant tulasi is endowed with transformative potency and has a special significance in the worship of Lord Krishna.

What kind of offerings please God? Gorgeous, expensive, elaborate…? Not necessarily! If one can afford, one may make magnificent offerings to God, but what the Supreme Lord is looking for behind any offering is love and devotion. In a nutshell, attitude behind an offering is greater than the magnitude of the offering

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अध्याय सत्ताईस ----- प्रकृति का ज्ञान

1 भगवान कपिल ने आगे कहा : जिस प्रकार सूर्य जल पर पड़ने वाले प्रतिबिंब से भिन्न रहा आता है उसी तरह जीवात्मा शरीर में स्थित होकर भी प्रकृति के गुणों से अप्रभावित रहता है, क्योंकि वह अपरिवर्तित रहता है और किसी प्रकार का इंद्रियतुष्टि का कर्म नहीं करता।

2 जब आत्मा प्रकृति के जादू तथा अहंकार के वशीभूत होता है और शरीर को स्व (आत्मा) मान लेता है, तो वह भौतिक कार्यकलापों में लीन रहने लगता है और अहंकारवश सोचता है कि मैं ही प्रत्येक वस्तु का कर्ता हूँ।

3 अतः बद्धजीव भ

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8225765671?profile=RESIZE_584xDrutakarma Das (Michael Cremo), co-author of Forbidden Archeology, is at work on a new book, tentatively titled “Extreme Human Antiquity.” 

The book, Drutakarma says, “Is composed of new cases of archeological evidence that are consistent with Vedic and Puranic accounts of very ancient human presence on this planet.”

Expected some time in Spring or early Summer 2021, each chapter of “Extreme Human Antiquity” represents a different geological epoch, starting with the most recent and going back to

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eParikrama 2020 Day 27 – Yavat

8225760054?profile=RESIZE_584xIn 2016 and 2019, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Yavat, where Srimati Radharani was residing in separation from Krsna, after her marriage to Abhimanyu. Check out Maharaja’s full kirtans and lectures, along with a few photos, during Parikrama 2016 and Parikrama 2019.

The purpose of Abhimanyu, Jatila and Kutila was to increase the eagerness of Radha and Krsna to meet each other. Abhimanyu was never in competition with Krsna, but rather he was simply a shadow of Krsna. Radharani was a

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अध्याय छब्बीस ------- प्रकृति के मूलभूत सिद्धान्त

1 भगवान कपिल ने आगे कहा : हे माता, अब मैं तुमसे परम सत्य की विभिन्न कोटियों का वर्णन करूँगा जिनके जान लेने से कोई भी पुरुष प्रकृति के गुणों के प्रभाव से मुक्त हो सकता है।

2 आत्म-साक्षात्कार की चरम सिद्धि ज्ञान है। मैं तुमको वह ज्ञान बतलाऊँगा जिससे भौतिक संसार के प्रति आसक्ति की ग्रंथियाँ कट जाती हैं।

3 पूर्ण पुरुषोत्तम भगवान परमात्मा है और उनका आदि नहीं है। वे प्रकृति के गुणों से परे और इस भौतिक जगत के अस्तित्व के परे हैं। वे सर्वत्र दिखाई पड़ने व

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8223211688?profile=RESIZE_400xIn a small town situated close to the banks of the River Yamuna there lived a man called Amrita. Nothing in life caused him more anxiety than his fear of death. One day he had an idea that if he befriended Lord Yamaraj, he would be able to keep death at a distance, and so Amrita practiced austerities and meditated upon the Lord of Death, who was verily pleased and granted him a vision.

Lord Yamaraj said, ‘I know by the aid of my divine powers that you seek to befriend me – your wish has come tru

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8223200463?profile=RESIZE_584x “All of my students should read our books very diligently at least one or two hours daily and try to understand the subject matter from varieties of angles”

Srila Prabhupada Letter to Madhudvisa – Los Angeles, 16 June 1972

Video: Click here

Source: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=91562

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8223182072?profile=RESIZE_584xIn celebration of the holy month of Kartika, the Bhaktivedanta Players drama group of Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK, have made a seasonal audio play for children and families to enjoy.

The 16-minute drama with voices by many actors, beautiful sound effects and music depicts Krishna’s Damodara pastime in Vrindavana. 

Listen to the audio drama here: 

https://www.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/home/?p=14217

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eParikrama 2020 Day 26 – Adi-Badarinatha

8223176653?profile=RESIZE_584xIn 2018, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Adi-Badarinatha, where Krsna once brought the residents of Vrndavana instead of going to the Badarinatha in the Himalayas. Present here at this temple also are the sages Nara Narayana. Check out Maharaja’s full kirtan and lecture below, along with a few photos, at Adi-Badarinatha during Parikrama 2018.

One day, all the residents of Vrndavana wanted to go to Badarinatha. They were getting ready to go on the long journey to the Himalayas and i

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8223173271?profile=RESIZE_584xIf we are at all aware of how dependent we are on God—for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and our very ability to eat and drink and breathe, to think and feel and will, and to walk, talk, and sense—we will feel grateful and want to reciprocate God’s kindness. We will want to do something for He (or She or They) who has done, and continues to do, so much for us.

We often take things for granted until we lose them. I use my right hand to chant on meditation beads, and one

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अध्याय पच्चीस ----- भक्तियोग की महिमा

1 श्री शौनक ने कहा : यद्यपि पूर्ण पुरुषोत्तम भगवान अजन्मा हैं, किन्तु उन्होंने अपनी अंतरंगा शक्ति से कपिल मुनि के रूप में जन्म धारण किया। वे सम्पूर्ण मानव जाति के लाभार्थ दिव्य ज्ञान का विस्तार करने के लिए अवतरित हुए।

2 शौनक ने आगे कहा : स्वयं भगवान से अधिक जानने वाला कोई अन्य नहीं है। न तो कोई उनसे अधिक पूज्य है, न अधिक प्रौढ़ योगी। अतः वे वेदों के स्वामी हैं और उनके विषय में सुनते रहना इंद्रियों को सदैव वास्तविक आनंद प्रदान करने वाला है।

3 अतः कृपया उन भगव

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God & Google

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From Back to Godhead

By Radhika Ramana Dasa

The race for supremacy continues even in the virtual world

This is the age of internet.People are spending more and more time online. They are emailing, socializing, chatting, downloading, uploading, sight-seeing, blogging. And of course they are searching. In fact to perform all the previous tasks, one needs the help of a search-engine like Google. Google is so famous today for helping people find something on the internet that it is almost synonymou

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Accident

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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 upcoming project in Vrindavan, since they were not available there. Things were going on at a frenetic pace and devotees were working over time. We were compelled to come to Agra even though it was late. But

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I oftentimes say, when devotees ask me to speak about Prabhupada, that I can say my only qualification is that I happened to be on the planet at the same time that Prabhupada was spreading the Krsna Consciousness Movement. I took part in his mission, but I didn’t really have so much personal exchange or association with him. I did get the opportunity to see him many times: a few times in the United States, twice in New York as well as in Philadelphia, and also in Mayapura and Vrndavana.

Obvious

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