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Priya Gopinath Das, General Secretary for ISKCON Mayapur, has released the following urgent request to devotees: “I am writing to seek prayers from around the world for Myanmar. The country has been facing a severe crisis due to political and armed conflicts for over two years. This turmoil has displaced millions and has now been compounded by natural disasters, including the devastating flooding in Myitkyina, Kachin State. Many devotees from the ISKCON community have also become victims of t

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A Book of Violence? by Rohininandana Dasa

9892215477?profile=RESIZE_584xPerplexed by Krsna’s urging Arjuna to fight,
some students of the Gita accuse Krsna of being immoral.

Bhagavad-gita is famous as a harbinger of peace and good fortune. Mohandas K. Gandhi wrote, “The Gita has always been my source of comfort. Whenever I was unable to perceive a silver lining on the horizon, I opened the Gita and found a verse that gave me new hope.”

Yet even Gandhi, a great advocate of ahimsa, or nonviolence, found some of the Gita’s verses puzzling and disagreeable. Lord Krsna e

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9740734290?profile=RESIZE_400xIn the wake of a darkness regarding oppression of minorities in Bangladesh, I was compelled to write the following:


Violence is not golden

But action with intelligence stolen

The insecurities that a person may feel

Arise from that which is not real

A mistaken notion that the body is me

When I am its engine, a soul identity

If someone has a belief of a different view

Does it mean then that they are askew?

No!  Me and my group are not the center of all

That is the beginning

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