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The greatness and sweetness of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and the right mood of approaching it

by Gauranga Darshan Das

A multitalented person could do many things alone and even simultaneously. But have you ever heard of a book that does multitasking like this? Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam does. Because Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is also a person, non-different from the
Supremely powerful Person Kṛṣṇa.

God descends to save the devotees, destroy the demons and reestablish dharma (BG 4.8). For these purposes, He appears as Ma

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Another soul closer to Krsna

7804099288?profile=RESIZE_584xRecenly a friend gave a Bhagavad Gita to a person named Donald. From the beginning of his reading he liked it so much. Every day he was reading for two hours. He had smoked for thirty years but stopped, then he had stopped eating meat, and he felt a sense of being purified, all from reading Srila Prabhupada's books.

He contacted the devotees in Columbus, Ohio, and asked whether there was any way to get more books. It was during the pandemic so he wasn't working, meaning he was short of money. H

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By Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami

Vyasapuja offering to Srila Prabhupada 2020

My dearest Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept millions of my heartfelt obeisances in the dust of your lotus feet.

Srila Prabhupada, service to your lotus feet, to your instructions – especially those found in your translations of and Bhaktivedanta purports to the most essential works of the vast Vedic scripture, the source of all knowledge – are my life and soul. Indeed, hearing and distributing this transcendental sound

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7499887263?profile=RESIZE_400xWe sent the book I’ll Build You a Temple: The Juhu Story to the BBT for printing. And coincidentally, a devotee shared with me a beautiful three-minute video of His Holiness Radhanath Swami speaking about Srila Prabhupada’s struggle in Juhu and my book about it. He said, “One of the most important books about Srila Prabhupada. It’s about Srila Prabhupada and his lila of years of heartbreak and struggle in Juhu, Bombay. No one could write this book like His Holiness Giriraj Swami Maharaja . . . h

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The next day was Vyasa-puja day, the celebration of Prabhupada’s seventy-fourth birthday. That morning a package arrived from New York containing several copies of the Vyasa-puja booklet, a twenty-five-page paperback filled with homages from Prabhupada’s disciples.

Months before, one of the devotees had discovered an old issue of a magazine published by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati; the magazine contained a Vyasa-puja homage Prabhupada had written commemorating the appearance day of his own

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By Dravida dasa

Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, this year the BBT published Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja book in pdf format only. You can download the book by clicking on this link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BuMNtvuBKoTtSP_uTuE9k1rNqrZtzJ0O/view

Your servants,
Members of the NABBT Book Production Team

Source: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=88201

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By Radha Sakhi Dasi 

The age-old friendship of Touchstone Media and Torchlight Publishing is now evolving into a merger to operate as a single unit. Advaita Chadra Das, Director of Torchlight Publishing and Isvara Das, Director of Touchstone Media have been planning to work together for quite some time and now that they’ve both joined hands. “We have joined forces to passionately strive to provide everyone with real matter for soul-nourishment and assist them to live spiritually balanced, heal

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6697638654?profile=RESIZE_400xIN MEMORIAM: Bhakti Charu Swami: 07 July 2020

— To honor H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami the BBT has released a free PDF of his autobiography, OCEAN of MERCY. Use the link below to download the PDF (52MB).

NOTES: This PDF copy of OCEAN of MERCY is copyrighted by the BBT.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tUsjexzpY_3ck57cmHHZi4aaIcCliCQG/view?usp=sharing

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Dear Prabhus,

Amidst the pandemic and the uncertainties it has brought (including for our printers), we have decided that this year we will publish Srila Prabhupada Tributes – “the open Vyasa-puja book” –exclusively as
an eBook (Kindle, ePub, and PDF). We plan to release the book in August just ahead of Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja celebrations.

Going eBook-only gives us some opportunities:
  • Firstly: We will extend the deadline for submitting your offering to Sunday, 10th May 2020. That give
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March 21, 2020

Invitation to Participate

Dear devotees,

Please accept my humble pranams. Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

This is to inform you of a Vaishnava community writing project in which you are invited to participate. In brief, it is about sharing your thoughts, reflections, and inspirations on the basis of some portion of the Second Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, by writing (a maximum of 1200 words).

One very powerful way of fixing one’s attention on shastra is to read with the aim of responding-in

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Ever felt overwhelmed seeing the bookshelf of all Prabhupada’s books wishing to just drink all this in one go? Or did you ever put a book under your pillow hoping it will manifest to you while asleep?
This free app will help you to systematically go through these books while having a realistic goal in front of you. You can even set reminders to read your pages and see how others are doing on the same journey and inspire one another.
For Iphones & Ipads: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/be-a-sage-p

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New manual on raising children in Krishna Consciousness was released on Amazon Kindle. “The fruits of childhood – On Raising and Educating Little Vaiṣṇavas (English Edition)“ by Labangalatika dd. Free preview is available here https://amzn.eu/0NMsG2a. It is based on teachings of Lord Krishna in Bhagavad-gita and His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada, on studies of academic literature as well as on personal and professional lifelong experience with preschool children. It offers ma

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By Sivarama Swami

Some years back, in response to repeated requests to write something about prayer, we published the prayers I recite daily upon rising. The name of the book is My Daily Prayers. While that book is now out of print, Lāl Publishing would like to make it easily available to devotees as an ebook, which can be downloaded from here: https://srsbooks.com/gift/.

At this time our planet and our devotees need prayer. No doubt many devotees have their own prayers. Yet some do not. It ca

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Do you remember me? by Caranaravinda Dasa

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I was distributing in Byron Bay, Australia. When I approached a man, he asked, “Do you remember me?”

“No, sorry, I don’t.”

“Three years ago, you gave me the Bhagavad-gita, and I gave you a donation.
I thought it might help me through my troubled times. I had lost my business and my family, so I was drinking a lot. Basically I wanted to drink myself to death. Miserable.

“I would drink and then read a few words from the Gita. Then I would drink more, then would read more. This went on for quite a

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Srila Prabhupada once said that history will mark how ISKCON saved the world in its darkest hour. As the world society becomes more and more degraded, our mission to step forward and bring some light in the form of spiritual books becomes more and more urgent and necessary. This book is my small attempt in this direction. The main factor in deciding about publishing this book as a free e-book instead of hard copy is to allow all interested devotees to have easy access to it and to share with the
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Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration by devotees of Krishna to offer homage to their guru, or spiritual teacher. Krishna says, “. . . one who claims to be My devotee is not so. Only a person who claims to be the devotee of My devotee is actually My devotee.”
In the system of bhakti-yoga, the first duty is to accept a devotee as spiritual master and then to render service unto him.

Each year, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishes a limited number of copies of a Vyasa-puja book—a collection of ho

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