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This is a letter i got through Radhadesh forumDear Maharajas and Prabhus,Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!We beg you to pray for the ISKCON Sri Sri Gaurasundara-Nitaicand Temple inVladimir (Russia). Worship in this Temple has been carried out for the last 17years. But recently city officials (Management of municipal property) demandedthat we vacate the temple building by September 1, 2009. (See Russian versionof Municipal Housing Board notification here:http:/
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Prisoners of Success

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prisoners-of-success.jpg “Success nowadays means to drive in a loaned car on a toll-charged expressway using credit card fuel.” This poignant statement shows the deceptive nature of the definition of success that is imposed on us by society. Indeed, most people today are “prisoners of success.” How? Generally, a prisoner is one whose freedom is restricted by immovable physical bars. The modern definition of success restricts people in their freedom by inflexible mental conceptions.

For example, a person, to be consi

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Only Srila Prabhupada

By Gokulananda das ACBSPLord Caitanya’s magnanimous desire was to bless the whole world with His infinite mercy by displaying His most sublime lila of tasting and widely distributing the supreme fruit of love of God, Krishna prema. He thus desired to engage all willing souls to help Him distribute His sublime gifts everywhere. To fulfill his divine desire, Lord Nityananda Mahajan became the chief distributor of this transcendental harvest of pure love through the chanting of the nectarean Holy N
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1.Treat each person with the bhakti and care as if the success or failure of your own spiritual life depends on this. Do not take into concern how they treat you.The manner in which you treat people is the same way you treat Guru and Krishna.2.Anytime that there is a problem in a relationship, you should first see it as your own fault. Even if others are to blame, you will only add to the problem by considering them to be at fault.3.You should treat every person with whom you come in con-tact wi
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BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE!!!

</Gratitude is actually a prayer to god......saying thank you for all the things that He has given you. Recently one of my friends sent me an sms saying...A great man once said....i was complaining about not having no shoes till i saw a man with no legs. what a statement!!!. Really how many times in our life we fail to see the blessings that we have received from God and rather keep cribbing about things which we lack. Oh i wish i had this , oh i wish i had that and of course the list is endless
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Varnasrama Seminar in Bali, Indonesia

By Bhakti Raghava Swami - August 1-2, 2009The Varnasrama Global Mission seminar ended today, August 2nd, 2009, at the Gaura Hari Asrama in Bali, Indonesia. Approximately 75 delegates from different temples in Bali attended the two day seminar with speakers coming from different parts of Indonesia such as Yogyakarta in Java and Lampung in Sumatra.The opening day was particularly auspicious being the first day of Jhulan Yatra according to the Vaisnava calendar. This year, August 1 also commemorate
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Startling New Evidence That The 'SwineFlu' Pandemic Is Man-MadeNovartis Patent Detailed And Mass Murder ChargedBy A. True Ott, PhD, ND7-26-9http://rense.com/general86/manmd.htmMurder suspects are either convicted or acquitted at trial based on theprosecution's presentation of EVIDENCE which usually hinges on MOTIVE,OPPORTUNITY, and TIME-LINES combined with physical documents. To gathersuch hard evidence, detectives and/or federal agents often spend monthsfollowing leads and interviewing witnesse
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Book distribution in Detroit

I was asked to give the lecture on Janmastami at the Detroit temple, (forthose of you in other countries, Detroit is a city in the state of Michiganin the USA). As I was speaking about the pastimes of Krsna somethingPrabhupada had said entered my train of thought, "Devotees are not satisfiedin just hearing the glories of Krsna they also want to distribute Hisglories." Well, that sparked an interactive discussion on book distribution.I asked, "How many of you have distirbuted books?" Everyone rai
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Venue: Sri Sri Radha-Giridhari TempleDate: Friday, 21st August, 20097:00pmHe will walk his talk!Come and meet a hitch hiker who does not take a ride. The walking monk who just walks around countries... His name is Bhakti Marg Swami, he is theatrical, dynamic, and full of amazing spiritual energy, that will enliven your very soul. Do not miss this rear appearance!Revealing many adventures while walking and spreading Krishna Consciousness. It will be fun! Kirtan, drama, prasadam!BioWith a backgrou
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Importance of Garbhadhana Samskara: part 2

The remaining ten days (5-10, 12, 14-16) are suitable provided they do not fall on those lunar tithis which are forbidden.)Forbidden Lunar Tithis:Sexual union must also be avoided on days of vrata and fasting, such as ekadasi, and on the parva days (full moon, dark moon, astami and caturdasi tithis, as well as sankranti, when the sun passes into a new zodiac sign) when the body is in weak condition, and the days when the moon passes throught the same naksatra as at ones birth.Forbidden Week days
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Lessons of Iso-Upanishad-1

I do not intend to turn my blogs into a scriptural forum, but as I focus on environment and health, the scriptures just cut right across. So, what to do? I shall take in few leads from the iso-upanisad to guide my discuss in the coming weeks.Yesterday was janmasthami and I fasted the whole day, in spite of 9 hour day work. My colleagues persuaded me to drink water which I objected to. This is not a strain on my body; it’s a fulfillment of my spirit. Tomorrow will come and I shall eat to my satis
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SRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI 2009

Dear All,HARE KRISHNA!Please accept my humble obeisances.On this auspicious day, I wish everyone a Krishna Conscious Year. You all are very nice devotees. Thank you all for your wonderful association. I cherish every moment of it. Please continue giving me your association.HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HAREHARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HAREHari Bol,Your humble servant,Cintamani Sakhi Devi Dasi
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Shelter of the Holy Name

Kaliyuga is progressingAnd distresses are increasingYet oblivious of the sameI continue to live like a puffed up foolForgetting Krishna all the way.Katrina lashed me yesterdaySwine flu is devouring me todayYet I continue to live like a puffed up foolForgetting Krishna all the way.Prices are soaringVegetations are disappearingYet I continue to live like a puffed up foolForgetting Krishna all the way.Skyscrapers are caving in into deadly seasTerror looms large in my midnight dreamsYet I continue t
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Good to the Core

Excerpt from theIntroduction of: Good to the Core,by John BlumbergI have yet to meet anyone who would say they didn't want to operate from a position of a solid set of values. I think most of us want to be good to the core. On the surface, the concept of values is intellectually easy to understand. And so I assumed, and maybe you do too, that most of us understand and try live by our values.However, I've found that it is more challenging than it would appear to be on the surface. In leadership w
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JAI SRI RADHA DAMODAR !!Schedule for Sri Krsna JanmasthamiAugust 13, 2009Fasting until midnight4:30 am – mangala arotika5:00 am – tulasi puja5:15 am – japa8:15 am – guru puja8:30 am – srngara arotika (greeting the Deities)9:00 am – class11:30 am- raja bhoga offering12:00 pm- bhoga arotika3:30 pm – bhoga offering4:00 pm – vaikalika arotika5:30 pm – bhoga offering6:00 pm – sandhya arotika7:30 pm – bhoga offering8:00 pm – sayana arotika8:15 pm – swinging of Sri-Sri Radha Damodara9:15 pm – offering
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