coronavirus (19)

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May I express as sincerely as my heart is capable of, my empathy, thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by the coronavirus. Can I also offer a special mention to all of the devotees and their families who have been affected. Furthermore my heart goes out to the families and friends of those devotees who have sadly lost their lives. We profoundly pray that they are now under the direct protection of Srila Prabhupada and Lord Sri Krishna

We know from sastra that there have been

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Most ISKCON members around the world are now in “lockdown” due to the corona virus pandemic, and struggling to maintain regular association with other devotees. However, due to modern technology, there are various daily live virtual classes, discussions, japa circles that devotees can take advantage of by joining in from all over the world:  

Daily lectures from Vaishnava scriptures:

Daily seminar on Uddhava Gita with Bhakti Charu Swami

When: 6PM IST

https://www.mayapur.tv
 

Daily Chaitanya Bh

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On Saturday, March 28, ISKCON’s Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture had a Zoom conference with its European representatives. Everything is online in these corona times, even farming!

The members shared reports among themselves. Considering the present crisis, everyone still seemed to be faring somewhat okay. For instance, at New Vraja Dhama, ISKCON’s farm community in Hungary, devotees have a stock of food for seven months plus land and cows constantly yielding more grains, vegetables

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Many devotees have been discussing about making the best use of a bad bargain and using this crisis as an opportunity to better get our message across, given the world’s consciousness has effectively become ‘corona-consciousness’

The main reason for this increased focus? — Everyone’s mortality has now been brought into super sharp focus with many feeling they are being hunted down by a sinister, invisible killer

Please view this video, which could easily have been made by a devotee

The main poi

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By Madhava Smullen

As the USA now has the highest number of Coronavirus cases in the world above Italy and China, 22 states – half the country – have issued “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” orders to try to “flatten the curve” of the virus. The orders require most people, apart from essential personnel, to work from home and only go out for groceries, medicine, or to take a walk for exercise, during which they are recommended to maintain a distance of at least six feet from each other. S

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A few devotees have been contacting me asking about what to do if we become infected by this disease, since I have been battling what it seems to be a coronavirus infection for the past few days. I decided to write this post sharing what I researched about it. I hope it may help devotees that find themselves in the same situation.

The coronavirus is spreading and appears there's not a way to stop it. Quarantines all over the world are slowing down the spread of the virus, but still we have more c

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Dear Devotees;

My obeisances. Srila Prabhupada ki jai!

Last evening the Prime Minister put the UK in an effective lockdown with there now being only 4 reasons for leaving your home or temple;

1. Shopping for basic necessities such as food and medicine. Shopping trips should be as infrequent as possible

2. One form of exercise a day such as a run, walk or cycle. This should be done alone or only with people you live with

3. Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. Thi

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She is a doctor fighting COVID-19 in the front line.

Materially she is helping the patients to recover from Coronavirus and Spiritually she is saving their souls from repeated birth and death by encouraging everyone to chant the Holy Name of Krishna. May the Lord and Srila Prabhupada give her all protection.

Salute to such warriors & other medical personals who are out there risking their lives for us!

May the Lord give them protection & more strength to help others.

Source: http://www.dandavat

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By Madhava Smullen

With different countries around the world at different stages of COVID-19 precautions, ISKCON Mayapur has introduced its own safety measures for visitors, community devotees, and stranded foreign devotees.

ISKCON’s headquarters in West Bengal, India has announced that starting from March 19th, temple darshan times for visitors will be restricted to 10:00am to 1:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:30pm.  Arrangements will be made so that the visitor line will enter the Mayapur campus, tak

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Remedy for Coronavirus by Giriraj dasa

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All around there is only one hot news- coronavirus. The situation seems to be getting serious in many countries with an increased sense of fear and misery all across the world as there seems to be no remedy for coronavirus. Let us try to see things from the eyes of Guru, Sadhu and Sastra and understand why such epidemics come our way what is the remedy for coronavirus and other such epidemics.

Cause of coronavirus or other epidemics

Animal killing

By practice, one should avoid eating in such a

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Some of our devotees wanted to go out to distribute books door-to-door yesterday, Saturday.

I asked them to be extremely careful, by:

Staying at least 6 feet away from people when speaking to them. Sanitizing their hands after *every* interaction. Being vigilant to not touch their faces at at any time.

This group of distributors reported that, uncharacteristically, 95% of people opened their doors to speak with them. Most of them took books very enthusiastically, saying: “While we have to sta

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There is so much fear, and perhaps rightfully so, about COVID-19 virus.

If we subscribe to the philosophy that Krishna’s plan is always for our welfare, then the COVID-19 virus is here to help us.

To reset.
To remember.
What is truly important.
What is the purpose of life.
By reconnecting with family, community, and, God.
Reducing travel so that the environment, the air, lungs all get a break.

Huge regions of China are seeing blue skies and clouds for the first time in decades because the ugra

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"Srimad Bhagavatam  explains  that  the  material  world  is  a  place  of  constant  danger: padam  padam  yad  vipadam  na  tesam …  the  place  where  there  is  danger  at  every  step. We are  constantly  confronted  with  a  myriad  of  challenges  in  this  world  and  it  only  worsens  as  Kali-yuga  progresses.  The  devotee’s  only  shelter  is  the  lotus  feet  of  the  Lord.  The  more  we  take  shelter  of the  Lord’s  lotus  feet  the  more  we  become  freed  from  the  effec

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By Madhava Smullen

With Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading around the world, ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission has issued a statement to all ISKCON centers advising precautions to avoid further spread of the virus.

Based on recommendations from local officials, many temples in the U.S. have put their Sunday Feasts and other public events on hold at least until early April, and schools are temporarily closing.

Meanwhile in the UK the Hare Krishna Festivals program has cancelled upcoming festival

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On March 12th, 2020, the Executive Committee of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission issued a statement about the suggested protocol for temples and individuals to follow during the corona virus pandemic:

Dear ISKCON Community Members,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Yesterday, we received the sad news of a beloved member of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Community in the UK passing from this world as a result of the coronavirus.

In light of the seriousness of th

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Updated Coronavirus Announcement

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Dear ISKCON Community Members,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

We received the sad news of a beloved member of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Community in the UK passing from this world as a result of the coronavirus.

In light of the seriousness of the situation, we request you to follow the protocol put into place by your local temple management to minimize the risk of infection.

We also request all of our ISKCON communities, temples, and centers to adhere to the

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TUESDAY, 10 MARCH 2020

Today HG Manohar Krishna prabhu left his body due to coronavirus.

HG Manohar Krishna prabhu, a disciple of HH Bhakti Charu Swami, was blessed to receive the mercy of Sri Guru & Sri Gauranga by passing away on the evening of Gaur Purnima.

He was a wonderful devotee and friend and would always welcome and spend time talking to the many visitors who came to Bhaktivedanta Manor, would take a personal interest in those he met. Indeed his welcome every time I met HG Manohar Krishna

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A temple at the UK home of the Hare Krishna movement has been closed after a member of the congregation tested positive for coronavirus.

The Bhaktivedanta Manor temple, near Watford, will be shut until further notice as a "precautionary measure".

On its website, managing director Gauri das said the person who tested positive had not been to the temple but "others have been in contact with them".

He added that the temple would now be deep cleaned.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-

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