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Sri Ramanujacarya Appearance

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Sri Ramanujacarya’s Life History (By Sri Ubhaya Vedantha Anbil Ramaswamy)

Sri Ramanuja (1017 – 1137 CE), the most important philosopher-saint of Sri Vaishnavam and one of the most dynamic characters of Hinduism. He was a philosophical as well as a social reformer, displaying a catholicity that was nearly unparalleled in Hindu religious history before him. He revitalised Indian philosophy and popular religion so much that nearly every aspect of Hinduism has been influenced by his work. His life

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1.) First let us analyze what our relationship is with Vrndavana and then see how we can develop it. Lord Caitanya explained that these are the five most important aspects in devotional service, which if even a little bit performed, can quickly bring one to the stage of love of God.

sadhu-sanga, nama-kirtana, bhagavata-sravana, mathura-vasa, sri-murtira sraddhaya sevana

One should associate with devotees, chant the holy name of the Lord, hear Srimad-Bhagavatam, reside at Mathura and worship the

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The universe around us appears to be orderly and symmetrical. The planets rotate perfectly in their orbits. Our bodies possess complex circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems. Even the atoms are highly structured. All this suggests that the universe was created not by chance, but by an intelligent person. If human beings can create houses, skyscrapers, and many other structures, it is plausible that a person far more powerful than any human created the universe and everything in it.

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Honouring Srila Prabhupada’s beloved sister. Commemoration of the anniversary of Pishima’s disappearance. Srila Prabhupada’s daughters ANANGA MANJARI Devi Dasi & SRUTIRUPA Devi Dasi, who both had personal association of Pishima, share never before heard pastimes.

“Pishima embodied true devotion and deep wisdom. Our blessed time together transformed me into a more authentic person and Vaishnavi. I am forever grateful.” ~ Ananga Manjari Devi Dasi (ACBSP)

Source: http://www.dandav

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By Lilasuka dasi

Every temple, project and school in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is required to have a trained and active Child Protection Team (CPT). CPT’s have two main functions – to help prevent and to respond to child abuse concerns in local ISKCON communities. CPT’s have the special focus of helping local management implement policies that enhance safety, including screening those in positions of trust; awareness training for adults and children; and resp

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On Saturday, March 13, 2021, the first virtual Child Protection Office (CPO) North America conference was held on Zoom. This was a long-cherished dream of the North American CPO regional director, Lila Suka Dasi, who has wanted to provide ongoing support for the teams that have been created to prevent child abuse in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

The Child Protection Office was established by the Governing Body Commission (GBC) of ISKCON in 1997. The GBC's guideli

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Mahaprabhu’s Humor

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By Khonika Gope-Kumar

“Every living entity, beginning from Brahma, the first-born living being within the material world, down to the insignificant ant, desires to relish some sort of taste derived from sense perceptions. These sensual pleasures are technically called rasas. Such rasas are of different varieties. In the revealed scriptures the following twelve varieties of rasas are enumerated: (1) raudra (anger), (2) adbhuta (wonder), (3) srngara (conjugal love), (4) hasya (comedy), (5) vira (

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From Back to Godhead

“Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest idea what it means. —Bertrand Russell

Throughout human history, philosophers and seekers of knowledge have sought to discover a single fundamental cause underlying all the phenomena of the universe, Since the rise of Western science in the late Renaissance, many scientists have also felt impelled to seek this ultimate goal, and they have approached it from their own characte

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Today is the shortest day in Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama – devotees left by boat at 5am from Mayapur to Koladvipa (navadvipa town). There we had darshan of Dhamesvar Mahaprabhu, Jagannath Das Babaji samadhi and Paramotala Shiva temple. Devotees returned at 10am for breakfast in Mayapur. In the evening there will be katha in Gita bhavan prasadam hall and that will be closure for the day.
 
Tomorrow is the last day of Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama- devotees shall embark on an ecstatic procession
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From Mayapur main gate, devotees once again set out on parikrama for the 3rd day. The experience and mood one relish from going for parikrama is indescribable, every year it’s a different story, feelings, experience and altogether a different Bhava!
 
Rushing down for Mangal-arati, I could tell the atmosphere is always different at this time of the year, from the very little once to the very old, you can see the enthusiasm fully locked, like a tinted half rising sun, ready to spring forth an a
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By Kesava Krsna Dasa

There is a lot of emphasis nowadays on the need for love and trust among devotees. We can cite the six loving exchanges between us. We can also use the strength of the often quoted, “your love for me will be shown by how you cooperate.” In spite of our efforts to promote this ideal, can we ever expect a situation where love and trust dominates in all of our devotee interactions?

Are we too big as an organisation to assume that this will happen? Can each of us get by simply

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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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By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader

The All-India Padayatra has been on the road for thirty-six years – big time. Wherever padayatra goes, it implants the seeds of bhakti in people’s hearts. Some people become devotees by darshan of Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar, some by reading Srila Prabhupada’s books, some by seeing the purity and love of padayatris, and some by honouring prasadam. Some also get attracted to our four-legged souls in padayatra, our oxen. Whoever took darshan of Their Lords

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ISKCON at the UN and the ISKCON Vaishnavi Ministry have organized an interfaith panel discussion entitled “Shared Stories: Culture, Religion & Women’s Empowerment” which will take place virtually on March 21st as part of the NGO Commission on the Status of Women Forum. The panel, which will take place from 12:30pm to 2:00pm EDT, is co-sponsored by Muslims for Progressive Values and ACT Alliance, a coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organizations engaged in humanita

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Hare Krishna,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

“After having darshan of Mayapur in Antar-dvipa, learned devotees go to Simanta dvipa. Next one should go south of Mayapur to Godruma dvipa, then one should joyfully go to Madhya dvipa. After seeing these four islands on the east bank, one should reverently cross the Ganges. Having walked around Kola dvipa at leisure, then take darshan of Ritu dvipa. After you have seen the most beautiful Jahnu dvipa, go and see

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HH Mukunda Goswami Maharaja relates:

There is an interesting story that I wrote about. It took place when “Govinda” first came out, when the recording was first released. I was in England, and Yamuna was in England, and we sent this recording to the devotees in Los Angeles to show how we were really preaching big time to the Beatles and had done this record. But the devotees in Los Angeles didn’t want Prabhupada to hear this, because they thought it was very strange that a woman’s voice would b

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Culture of Sharing by Adiguru dasa

 

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In Krishna Consciousness we hear many viewpoints about spreading the movement of Lord Caitanya. In reality there is not one fixed way to attract a conditioned living entity. A conditioned living entity who has achieved a rare benediction of having a human body has a unique existence and is driven by a unique desire and a unique fear. Preaching strategies differ from person to person and community to community. We need to understand the culture of a place and a counter-culture. The identificat

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Mayapur Kirtan Mela 2021

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ISKCON Mayapur and ISKCON Kirtan Ministry – working together
Day 1 (of 4) 13 March 2021

Kirtan ‘Online’ from around the world
22.00 – 23.00 Agnideva Prabhu
23.00 – 24.00 Śri Vallaba Prabhu & family
00.00 – 01.00 Sarath Prabhu and Family
01.00 – 03.00 Kirtan Mandali ISKCON PUNE
03.00 – 04.00 Hari Kirtan Rasa & Team
04.00 – 05.00 Circuito de Kirtans
05.00 – 07.00 Alachua Kirtan Community
07.00 – 08.00 Premanjali & Team
08.00 – 09.00 ISKCON Auckland Crew
09.00 – 10.00 Yamuna Devi

Kirtan ‘on the

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Mayapur Times: March 2021 Newsletter

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Mayapur Times is a newsletter of the Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir. The newsletter aims to inform and inspire the local ISKCON community by reporting monthly activities, events, developments and news.

You can download the March, 2021 issue here:

Click here to download the March 2021 issue!

Source: https://www.mayapur.com/2021/mayapur-times-march-2021-newsletter/

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Day 1: Hosting of the flag and festival inauguration
 
It is all by the blessings and mercy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as we happily welcome you all to Sri Mayapur Gaura Purnima 2021. Do not hesitate to join us whether present in Mayapur or not!
 
With the raising of Garuda and Hanuman flag, officially the Gaura Purnima festival has begun in Mayapur. Honored by the presence of HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj, after such a long absence from the crowds in Mayapur. Guru Maharaj has been indoors
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