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The third verse of the Siksastakam is trnad api sunicena – “one should be humbler than a blade of grass.” You may wonder, “How can I be humbler than a blade of grass?” Let’s look at one way this is possible.

May you always think of Krsna.

Mahatma Das

Do Not Resist

Bhaktivinoda Thakura explains that grass doesn’t resist when it is walked on or thrown around. It doesn’t complain or scream out, “How dare you step on me or throw me here and there?!” As we say in California, “It goes with the flow

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An online “Couples Retreat” program is being facilitated by Mahatma Das and Jahnava Devi on 4th August and 5th August (6:30-10:00 pm EST) in English and Spanish languages or on 12th August and 13th August (7:00-10:30 pm EST) in English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese languages. You can select either option based on your language and time preference. It will teach the “Seven Principles for Making Relationships Work.”

Jahnava Devi is a marriage counselor/relationship coach by profession and has be

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Double Blessings for Christmas


If I wrote an article telling you how to double your money in ten days, would you be interested? Of course you would. Well if I knew how I’d tell you. But I don’t, so sorry.

But I can tell you something better. I can tell you how to double your blessings in ten days. Are you as interested? I hope so. After all, the more blessings the merrier, right? So read on and learn how to have a doubly blessed Christmas and thus make Christmas really, really merry.

May you always think of Krsna.

By Mahatma

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I was shocked, confused, bewildered

As I entered Goloka’s door;

Not by the beauty of it all,

Nor the light or its decor.

But it was the devotees in Goloka

That I was amazed to see;

I knew them all on the earth

But they had so little bhakti.

There stood my sankirtan leader

The one who stole Krsna’s money twice;

Next to him was my old TP

Who was never ever nice.

Krsna Das, who never preached,

Who seemed so insincere,

Was sitting ecstatically with Krsna,

To whom he seemed so dear.

I asked my guru,

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By Dinanatha Das

Japa retreats starting June 26 and running through July 18th, online, hosted by Mahatma Das and Amogh Lila Das. 

Register here:

HG Mahatma Prabhu (ACBSP), from Alachua, USA, has been conducting workshops on various topics of importance to devotees like improving japa, forgiveness, compassion, etc. These workshops have immensely benefited the participants to improve their sadhana.

On April 2021, HG Mahatma Prabhu conducted an online Japa Retreat “Transform

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Prabhupada would tolerate disrespect of himself in order to keep a disciple engaged but he did not tolerate disrespect of Iskcon and his disciples. Although we were incompetent, he did not allow disciples to criticize other disciples.
“The intention of this video is not to defend the misdeeds of leaders and I agree that there needs to be a system in which complaints can be heard and addressed. In fact, I just mentioned this in a seminar this past weekend. I have been concerned about this since

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Alone with the Holy Names by Mahatma das


Mahatma das: I happily and enthusiastically welcome the holy names every japa session.I easily chant my prescribed number of rounds with focus and attention.When I chant, I chant.I get to chant, I want to chant, and I love to chant.I treat the maha-mantra as Radha and Krsna, fully present in sound.I receive and feel Krsna’s presence, mercy and love in His holy names.I chant in full awareness that the holy name is my greatest treasure.I chant to please Radha and Krsna, not to gain anything mat

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