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By Madhava Smullen

Lives of Service is an ISKCON News interview series that recreates the feel of sitting down for a chat at the Sunday Feast with an old friend or a devotee you’d like to get to know. Told in their own words, it’s an insightful, inspiring, lighthearted, and at times humorous look at their stories and lives of service. Kalasamvara Das is one of the most joyful, ecstatic and dedicated devotees we’ve had the fortune to speak to. We hope you enjoy this chat with him!

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By Madhava Smullen

A Bond of Love, a series of online interviews that began as a promotional strategy for the book of the same name, sees Vaishnavi disciples of Srila Prabhupada sharing their memories and realizations about their spiritual master twice a month, and thus connecting multiple generations with ISKCON’s Founder-Acarya.

The series is livestreamed every alternate Saturday around 11am PST on the Vaishnavi Ministry North America Facebook page and Youtube channel simultaneously, although

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“Please try to understand our philosophy through various books that I have already published and sometimes after you will have to carry out this order of disciplic succession.”
Srila Prabhupada Letter to Prahladananda -- Hawaii, 14 March 1969

We have 3 important announcements to make on this week's Newsletter.

SYMPOSIUM: Viplavah 2021 Global Education Symposium will be held online between July 29th and August 1st 2021. Please register here to participate. If you would like to present on a topic

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“Please try to understand our philosophy through various books that I have already published and sometimes after you will have to carry out this order of disciplic succession.”
Srila Prabhupada Letter to Prahladananda -- Hawaii, 14 March 1969

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“If he reads the book he is benefitted still more, or if he gives the book to someone else for reading, both he and the other person is benefitted. Even if one does not read the book but simply holds it and sees it, he is benefitted. If he simply gives small donation towards the work of Krsna consciousness he is benefitted. And anyone who distributes these transcendental literatures, he is also benefitted.”

Srila Prabhupada Letter to German Disciples -- Bombay, 6 May 1977.

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“All the devotees connected with the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement must read all the books that have been translated (the Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Bhagavad-gītā and others); otherwise, after some time, they will simply eat, sleep and fall down from their position.”
Srila Prabhupada CC Madhya 25.278, Translation and Purport

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“Yes, as a Sannyasi and GBC your first duty is to read my books. Otherwise how will you preach? In order to remain steadily fixed in Krishna consciousness there must be a sound philosophical understanding. Otherwise it will become only sentiment. Whenever you find time please read my books”
Srila Prabhupada Letter to Satsvarupa — Nellore, 5 January 1976


Source: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=95736

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22          Service to Krsna is Reality

Service to Krsna is Reality
An interview with Pankajanghri Prabhu

Could you please tell us how you joined ISKCON?

In  1967  Jananivasa  and  I  came  to  India together,  searching  for  truth .  We  travelled all  around  India  for  3  years,  and  I  had  2  gurus  before  meeting  the  devotees,  although they  were  Mäyävädé  gurus.  [Pankajanghri Prabhu  chuckles]  Jananivasa  had  a  couple of  paper  Bhagavad-gétäs,  however  they were  not  Pra

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What we are discussing today is from that time of Mahaprabhu where He was traveling for six years and he set off from Jagannath Puri towards south India. When Mahaprabhu set out for this journey, Srila Prabhupada has helped us understand there were many reasons that are why He set off for this journey. One of the reasons was that he wanted to visit all the holy places. Yes that’s a reason, that’s expressed but through the travel of his holy places within this section that we’ll be reading today

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“Has anyone ever become convinced in Krishna Consciousness by listening to this record? No. He will simply think it is nice magical sounds, that’s all. But, if he reads one book, he will be convinced about spiritual life. That is our success”
Letter to Brahmananda — Bombay January 07, 1975


Source: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=93903

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About Kusha Devi
She became a devotee at the age of 17, moved into the temple as soon as she turned 18 in 1969. Govinda dasi deputed Jayasri Prabhu and her to grow the first Tulasi plants in the western world. In 1970, Govinda dasi was asked by Srila Prabhupada to make Gour Nitai Deities. So she deputed Kusha Devi to sculpt the clay form of Lord Caitanya, the first in our Iskcon. She was put on the board of Trustees of the Vrinda Kund Project, maintaining a non profit corporation in which to ra

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“As a matter of principle, devotees should read, speak and hear Srimad-Bhagavatam persistently, twenty-four hours daily if possible. That is the recommendation of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu” Srila Prabhupada Srimad Bhagavatam 5.6.16, Translation and Purport

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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

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8217032488?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen 

During COVID-19, we are missing out on devotee association. Lives of Service is an ISKCON News interview series that we hope feels like sitting down for a chat at the Sunday Feast with an old friend or a devotee you’d like to get to know. Told in their own words, it’s an insightful, inspiring, and at times humorous look at their stories and lives of service. We hope you enjoy this second installment in the series!

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Please do watch this valuable and informative interview about Covid-19 with Dr Madhavananda Das, Director, Bhaktivedanta Hospital. It is a simple but very insightful discussion.

About Madhavananda Das Dr. Ajay Sankhe has passed his M.D. in Pediatrics from Mumbai University in the year 1989.
For more than 25 years, he is in clinical practice and is renowned as a well known Pediatrician in the North region of Mumbai and Thane.
He is the Director of Bhaktivedanta Hospital and R

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Let us meet and hear from one of the rare gems of Srila Prabhupada’s army who marched fearlessly with him to establish Krishna consciousness in Every Town and Village.
 

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About Vegavan das
Born 1947
Joined ISKCON in Mumbai in Jan/Feb 1971 and got initiated and married to Padmavati dd in March same year during the first Hare Krishna Festival in Cross Maidan, Mumbai
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Traveled with Srila Prabhupada as his personal assistant on his tour to Malaysia and Sydney Austr

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DiuHWfY.jpg?profile=RESIZE_584x Let us meet and hear from one of the silent warriors of Srila Prabhupada’s army who marched fearlessly with him to spread Krishna consciousness in Every Town and Village.

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About Kurma Das
Born in London, England in 1952, Kurma Dasa immigrated to Australia with his parents when he was 12 years old.
Kurma Dasa became an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on 10 May 1971 in Sydney.
He started his cooking career in the ISKCON Sy

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The Global Devotee Care Directorate is happy to share the inauguration of a weekly Devotee Care webinar series called ‘Vaishnava Seva’ – an effort to emphasize a culture of devotee care in ISKCON temples and communities.

We will be moderating conversations with senior ISKCON leaders, administrators, and caregivers etc.

We will interview HH Jayapataka Swami who is an ISKCON GBC and Co-Minister of the Congregational Development Ministry on the “Importance of Devotee Care for Preachers involved in

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