friendship (9)


By Atma Tattva Das

In the vibrant metropolis of Istanbul, Turkey, a growing community of Hare Krishna devotees led by Nrsimha Krsna Das and his wife Krsnamala Devi Dasi have made remarkable strides in spreading the message of Krishna consciousness. In a predominantly Muslim country with its unique religious and political sensitivities, their efforts to establish authentic friendships and preach the timeless teachings of Lord Krishna have been nothing short of inspiring.

Nrsimha Krsna, a dynamic

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For Srila Prabhupada, the term “Society, Friendship and Love,” was used to refer to the primary allurement which keeps us shackled in the material world of illusion and suffering. The following excerpt is indicative of his general usage of the term:

Persons who are conditioned in the society, friendship, and love, this is the attraction for material life. “Society, friendship and love,” they think, “divinely bestowed upon man.” But that, it is not divinely bestowed upon man. From spiritual poin

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Today is the world friendship day and great friends embrace each other and celebrate the occasion exchanging jiggles and giggles. A good friend is not always the one in need, but the one in deed. The best of all buddies is the supreme friend, the master of all. He created and protects us and unto Him we all return. He dwells in us although we are unaware of Him. That Supreme friend is Krshna and here is a brief about an absorbing story of a great friendship with Him.

The Bhagavata Purana descr

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On Friendship By Sesa Das

8471584680?profile=RESIZE_584xMy wife and I recently invited some old friends to share prasadam with us at our home in Alachua, Florida. Although life in the Covid era had kept us physically apart for the last several months, our relationship with this couple has, both on the personal level and the service to ISKCON level, been consistent over the decades. The evening was filled with remembrances of good times, other friends, family members, including grandbabies, and yes … some trials and tribulations.

I first met my godbro

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Close to Krsna by Kadamba Kanana Swami

9941381256?profile=RESIZE_584xKrsna is suhrt. He is our dear-most friend. Prabhupada said that Krsna is our best friend and the devotees responded, “No Prabhupada, you are our best friend! We do not know Krsna; we only know you!” Prabhupada then explained, “No, Krsna is your best friend because He is omniscient and knows everything, whereas I do not and may disappoint you.” The quality of omniscience means that Krsna knows the deepest desires within our hearts. He knows everything and as a result, He will never disappoint us

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By Madhava Smullen

In the U.K., devotees from ISKCON Leicester’s congregation joined a total of nearly twenty families for a groundbreaking scheme called ‘Come Dine Together,’ designed to build friendships and understanding between Hindus and Muslims.

ISKCON Leicester has a close working relationship with St Philip’s Centre, the charity for interfaith understanding that launched the scheme. During a discussion with the Centre’s Deputy Director Riaz Ravat, ISKCON Leicester temple president Prad

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Do you have strong friendships? By this I mean people close to your heart, who are with you through good and bad times, people with whom your life is tightly bound. Will these relationships endure at your deathbed and beyond? There is only one person who is tightly bound to us beyond the barrier of death. He has always been with us, even before this life. He is a friend who knows the contents of our heart… and yet we have somehow managed to forget Him. We have inconceivably lost our most import

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The MAN-tra Retreat is back. Excitement is ramping up as devotee guys pack their bags and head to the hills of New Vrindaban for a weekend of rejuvenation, association, learning and empowerment from September 21st to 23rd.

“There’s never been a more manly way to be engaged in Krishna consciousness,” grins kirtan leader Gaura Vani, who will be participating. “This is the kind of sanga that will put hair on your chest.”

Over 135 men from the UK, Canada and the United States are expected to to

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The Man in the Antique Shop (a short story)

The Man in the Antique Shop

My acquaintance with him began a year ago.

After being laid off from my well-paying job in York, I had taken up a job in a factory in Manchester, fifty miles from my home. The job was tasteless, but at least it helped put some food on the table. My wife had cleaned me out after the divorce and my resources were meagre.

Every evening after work, my factory bus would leave me at this bus-stop. Here, I would have to wait for a connecting cross-county bus to take me on my ho

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