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श्रीमद भागवतम का प्रचार-प्रसार
कृष्णकृपामूर्ति श्री श्रीमद अभय चरणारविन्द भक्ति वेदांत स्वामी श्रील प्रभुपाद ने श्रीमद भागवतम की भूमिका में यह परामर्श दिया है  कि पाठक को बिना कूद-फांद मचाते हुए एवं धैर्यपूर्वक सभी स्कन्धों के अध्यायों का क्रमानुसार  इसका पारायण करना चाहिए।
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तदनुसार श्रीभगवान की असीम कृपा से इस्कान, इन्दौर के अंतर्गत हरे कृष्ण भक्तिवृक्ष समूह तथा श्री जगदीश चौहान के सौजन्य से श्रीमद भागवतम (समस्त वेदों का सार) के समस्त अध्यायों को इस्कॉन डिजायर ट्री पर प्रसारित करना आरंभ हो गया

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8047415497?profile=RESIZE_584xGeorge Harrison’s number one single My Sweet Lord has topped a chart of the most played songs this century that were released on The Beatles’ Apple Records label.
The single has received more public airplay since 2000 than Imagine by John Lennon and the Liverpool band’s Hey Jude, which was the first single released on the label in the UK 50 years ago.
My Sweet Lord went to number one upon its original release in 1970 and again in 2002 when it was re-issued following Harrison’s death.

The group’s

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8047368268?profile=RESIZE_400xThere have been a number of scientific studies recently that try to analyze if animals have any form of morality. This is obviously complex since it is nigh impossible to get inside the mind of a poor dumb creature and there is always the accusation of anthropomorphizing.

The subject is important to many people because there seems to be various beliefs with vested interests in the interpretations. For instance, Charles Darwin believed that animals expressed morality and that what we understand a

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“We will call our society ISKCON”…

8047366101?profile=RESIZE_584xWhen I first met my spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, I felt that there was never a time when I did not know him. I never tire of telling of my first meeting with him on the streets of Lower East Side New York.

At the time, I was hurrying from my Mott Street apartment, which had become a refuge for psychedeliacs, to a much quieter apartment on Fifth Street where I hoped to get some peace. I was walking down Houston Street and across Bowery, past the rushing

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By Svaha Dasi and Rangavati Dasi

Lord Narasimhadeva appeared in the month of Purushottama to protect His dear devotee Sri Prahlad Maharaja and annihilate Hiranyakashipu because Hiranyakashipu had received the boon to not be killed in the twelve months of the year from Lord Brahma in his vain attempts to achieve immortality. In honor of this historic event, which occurred in the glorious month of Sri Purushottama, we wish to present our design for the pleasure of His Lordship and the devotees!

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8047303893?profile=RESIZE_584xNew Vrajamandala, ISKCON’s farm near Guadalajara, Spain, has temporarily closed due to COVID-19 cases. 

Temple President Yadunandana Swami writes, “Considering that several devotees have tested positive for COVID-19, the Board of Directors and the Council of Department Leaders have decided to close Nueva Vrajamandala to the public most probably until the end of October, to avoid exposing the public to possible contagions.”

He adds: “Based on how the situation evolves, the date of opening to the

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8047292263?profile=RESIZE_400xI began my steps through Ramsden Park, which is particularly busy this late afternoon. People are lined-up on both sides of the tennis courts waiting for a spot. The playgrounds are full. People are seated on the grass in circles. I wonder what they are talking about? The government is cracking down on gatherings starting tomorrow. A second wave of Covid-19 has begun and is drawing concern. Is that on people’s minds?

One circle of young men, five in number, looked my way as I strode along. I got

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श्रीमदभागवतम प्रथम स्कन्ध

अध्याय तेरह --- धृतराष्ट्र द्वारा गृह-त्याग

1 श्री सूत गोस्वामी ने कहा : तीर्थयात्रा करते हुए विदुर ने महर्षि मैत्रेय से आत्मा की गति का ज्ञान प्राप्त किया और फिर वे हस्तिनापुर लौट आये। वे अपेक्षानुसार इस विषय में पारंगत हो गये।

2 विविध प्रश्न पूछने के बाद तथा भगवान कृष्ण की दिव्य प्रेमामयी सेवा में स्थिर हो चुकने पर, विदुर ने मैत्रेय मुनि से प्रश्न पूछना बंद किया।

3-4 जब उन्होंने देखा कि विदुर राजमहल लौट आये हैं, तो महाराज युधिष्ठिर, उनके छोटे भाई, धृतराष्ट्र, सात्यकि

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Come out slowly with your hands raised!

8044453460?profile=RESIZE_584xIt was 1984 and after distributing books at the State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida. We had parked in a Days Inn parking lot for the night. Our van of five brahmacharis was fast asleep when we heard over a megaphone, “Alright in there! Come out slowly with your hands raised!” I looked out the window surprised to see the van surrounded by ten police cars and more than a dozen officers with their guns drawn!
We emerged from the van squinting from the bright flashlights burning our eyes. The office

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Srila Prabhupada Quotes on Forgiveness

8044448269?profile=RESIZE_400xForgiveness is Pleasing to Krsna

The duty of a brahmana is to culture the quality of forgiveness, which is illuminating like the sun. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, is pleased with those who are forgiving. (SB 9.15.40)

The Lord is very satisfied with His devotee when the devotee greets other people with tolerance, mercy, friendship and equality. (SB 4.11.13)

Forgiveness is Dharma

Forgiveness is virtue, forgiveness is sacrifice and forgiveness is the Vedas. Forgiveness is purity and pe

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New ministers In Caribbean country Trinidad and Tobago, take oath on Bhagavad Gita as it is of ISKCON Founder-Acarya His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada ki jai…. Srimad Bhagavad Gita ki jai…

Source: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=90233

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8044387856?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Gaura Das ACBSP

I have a little story about the time I distributed a Bhagavad-gita As It Is to the then-future Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and his fiancee Sophie-Gregoire. They married in 2005 so it must have been a year or two before that when I met them.The Montreal Hare Krishna devotees from the ISKCON community of Sri Sri Radha Manora were doing Harinam Sankirtan, the congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra in a parade down trendy St. Laurent Blvd. The parade was

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8069141678?profile=RESIZE_710xThe third annual Govindadvipa Mellows – a kirtan festival usually held on the island also known as Inis Rath in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland – will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The event is co-hosted online on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/914108069123040/ by Govindadvipa Mellows and Kirtan Dublin, and will run from 7:00am to 7:30pm Irish time on Saturday October 17th. 

As with previous editions of the Mellows, the virtual event will be dedicated

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8044367462?profile=RESIZE_584x An Italian devotee couple has created and installed a permanent “sound path” at the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) in Villa Vrindavana, near the city of Florence, home of the Italian renaissance. The installation was created by Madhava and Margherita at their Grotta Sonora, or “The Sounding Cave.”

Consisting of unique handmade gongs and other instruments, called “sound sculptures,” the sound path makes tours of MOSA an auditory as well as a visual experience. Different sounds in each room create d

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Become regulated by Kadamba Kanana Swami

8044253088?profile=RESIZE_584xA lot of people think that in chanting 16 rounds, it is all about sincerity. And they come to me and ask, “I am lacking. What can I do to get more serious about chanting 16 rounds?” In other words, how to become more sincere? But it is not about sincerity, it is about organisation. Organise your life! Become regulated! Do not let the mind and the senses just drag you according to their dictations. The ‘manoratha’, the chariot of the mind, is taking us here and there and everywhere. Whatever we s

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श्रीमदभागवतम प्रथम स्कन्ध

अध्याय बारह : सम्राट परीक्षित का जन्म

1 शौनक मुनि ने कहा : महाराज परीक्षित की माता उत्तरा का गर्भ अश्वत्थामा द्वारा छोड़े गये अत्यंत भयंकर तथा अजेय ब्रह्मास्त्र द्वारा विनष्ट कर दिया गया, लेकिन परमेश्वर ने महाराज परीक्षित को बचा लिया।

2 अत्यंत बुद्धिमान तथा महान भक्त महाराज परीक्षित उस गर्भ से कैसे उत्पन्न हुए? उनकी मृत्यु किस तरह हुई? और मृत्यु के बाद उन्होंने कौनसी गति प्राप्त की?

3 हम सभी अत्यंत आदरपूर्वक उनके (महाराज परीक्षित के) विषय में सुनना चाहते हैं, जिन्हें शु

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8041417875?profile=RESIZE_400xOn June 30, 1966 the very First Newspaper Interview was conducted at Srila Praphupada’s temporary residence and meeting Hall in the ‘Bowery’ near ‘Chinatown’ NYC [see photo]. [This was after He led kirtan at Washington Sq. Park, just near NY University.] It was here that His Divine Grace lived, typed, prepared Prasadam, and Preached to a small congregation before setting up Iskcon. On June 12, 1966, Srila Prabhupada prepared 12 prasadam preparations for 16 people in that’Loft’ [see diary photo].

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8041391687?profile=RESIZE_584xSomeone sent me an article by James Clear (in the photo). I thought he made a very interesting point. So many times we heard Srila Prabhupada say, “Just give them my books.” Of course, sadhu sanga helps explain the books according to time, place and circumstance. But I thought you all might find this interesting.
“Any idea that is sufficiently different from your current worldview will feel threatening. And the best place to ponder a threatening idea is in a non-threatening environment. As a res

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Since the vast majority of our readers are coming to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna Consciousness for the first time through Internet searches, and without access to devotee association or a nearby Hare Krishna temple, many people have inquired about how they can set up an altar in their homes and start practicing Krishna Consciousness at their own pace.

The first and foremost principle of Krishna Consciousness is chanting the Hare Krishna mantra:

“Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Har

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