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Perhaps one of the more endearing images in the Bhagavad-gita is Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, driving the chariot of His friend, the warrior Arjuna. When we accept the notion of God as a person then we can begin to ask, What does he do? How does he interact with us, and especially how does he interact with his pure devotees, such as Arjuna? Krishna chooses to be the chariot driver of Arjuna in the Battle of Kurukshetra where the…

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Glories of Yamuna by Giriraj dasa

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Let us hear the glories of Yamuna, how dear she is to the devotees of Krishna and what amazing role she plays in Krishna’s Vraja pastimes. Simply hearing her glories can ignite the spark of love for Krishna in our barren hearts.

Yamuna’s Beauty

The Yamuna river passes through that forest and flows near Nandisvara Hill. It winds through Vraja in a very crooked course, searching for Sri Krsna, the moon of Vraja.

The Yamuna river is like a blue lotus…

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The History of Krishna Lunch

History

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Gargamuni Swami, a young man in his early twenties was alone, a traveling mendicant. He had recently arrived in Gainesville from Miami where he had been teaching with three other sannyasis. They had decided to go separate ways, he making his way up to Gainesville.

Far from being cosmopolitan like his hometown of New York, Gainesville was a small college town, with only two main…

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Good Intentions By Sarvatma Dasa

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From Back to Godhead

Though he sought enlightenment on an isolated beach through music, meditation, and marijuana, it came to him in a way he’d never expected.

Having had some mystical experiences as a teenager that convinced me of the existence of God, I left my native country, Argentina, for Salvador, capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia, famous…

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Gaura Purnima 2020 Festival Schedule

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Welcome to Mayapur Gaura Purnima Festival 2020. For guest house bookings, please write to mghb108@gmail.com. To take part in festival sponsorships, please write to info@mayapur.com

To take part in Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama, please visit navadvipaparikrama.com

Gaura Purnima Festival Schedule – 2020

17.02.2020  –  Devotees Arrival

18.02.2020 to 21.02.2020  –  Sravana Utsav Mela

22.02.2020  –  Flag Hoisting Festival and…

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Going West with Others by Bhaktimarga Swami

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 I traveled with four other spiritual leaders by plane. We were enroute to our Canadian leaders’ meeting, to be held in Venables Valley, British Columbia. It was a prolonged travel, which included missing a connecting flight. It was too bad. However, we had each other, sparing the five of us from stress. I did take the time for a few minutes to read an article from the…
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By Amogh Lila Das 

Family that prays together, stays together! Such was the spiritually invigorated atmosphere in Dwarka, Gujrat recently when more than 7500 devotees in the association of HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj and HH Bhakti Ashray Vaishnava Swami Maharaj, congregated together on a spiritual pilgrimage. From 4th November till 8th November, devotees were visible everywhere and were giving joy to the resident…

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Leadership

When Alexandra the Great lead his men through the Gedrosian Desert, the loss of life was colossal. He sent phalanxes of his army in search of water. After many hours they came back with just enough to fill a helmet. The parched army handed over the precious liquid to their commander. He clasped the helmet in both hands and to the dismay of his troops, poured its contents onto the sand. Alexandra proclaimed, “ If the men don’t…

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Service Life Balance by Praghosa Dasa

There are few if any greater benedictions one can receive than devotional service, for devotees their service is their life and soul and they are eager to protect at all costs. Indeed the Bhagavad-gita essentially deals with no other subject, than the subject of bhakti-yoga;

“It is understood here that Bhagavad-gita is simply expounding the science of devotional service. Devotional service is the main and sole…

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Enthusiasm by Kadamba Kanana Swami

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Transcendental sound is echoing around the world. The world which is egg-shaped and hollow inside, consists of several layers. All these universes clustering together are flowing from the pores of Mahavishnu. Srila Prabhupada explains creation. Krsna expands himself in the form of Mahavishnu from whose breathing an…

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How could your life change if you choose to think this way?

1. My human life is sacred and I am responsible to honor it in that way.

“The human body, which can award all benefit in life, is automatically obtained by the laws of nature, although it is a very rare achievement. This human body can be compared to a perfectly constructed boat having the…

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The following conversation between His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and some of his disciples took place in July 1975 on an early-morning walk in Chicago.

Srila Prabhupada: Where does Darwin begin?

Disciple: He begins in the ocean. He says that some fishlike animal climbed out of the ocean and began to breathe the…

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The vision of Srila Prabhupada!

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March 13, 1972 : Vrindavan

After Prabhupada signed the deed for the Raman Reti land, future site of the Krishna-Balarama temple on March 12, then he immediately prepared to lay a cornerstone.

Kshirodaksayi Vishnu Maharaja : That night, until eleven, we discussed laying the cornerstone. Srila Prabhupada apparently did not sleep. Around one-thirty he…

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Giving Thanks to Whom? by Mahesvara Das

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At the end of this month the people of America celebrate the event called “Thanksgiving”. As the title implies, the whole purpose of this event is to stop and become consciously grateful for the things we have each been given. Traditionally people take this time to give thanks to God for the gifts of the bountiful harvest and the blessings of family, friends, and good health etc.
Of course, the holiday assumes an acceptance that there is a God to give thanks to. But…

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Leaders lead from the front

Recently I saw a campaign poster of a prominent political party “ Together we can do more”. The next day I noticed it had been vandalized ( or rather revised), currently, the billboard reads “ Together we can do more….. CRIME”. This got me thinking of things I trust more than the government. A black mamba with a “cuddle me” sign. Nigerian tap water, an email from the European lottery congratulating me on becoming a billionaire (please supply us banking details) and finally a prostate exam by…

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By Srila Prabhupada

There is nothing in the world with which the Lord is disconnected. The only thing we must learn is to excavate the source of connection and thus be linked with Him by offenseless service. We can be connected with Him by the transcendental sound representation of the Lord. The Holy Name of the Lord and the Lord Himself are identical, and one who chants the Holy Name of the Lord in an offenseless manner can at once…

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Mother Cow Dairy!

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By Krishnarupa devi dasi

A group of devotees in Melbourne have arrived at an amazing initiative, under the guidance of His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami, to supply ahimsa milk in commercial quantities.

The devotees teamed together in 2016 and located a dairy farmer willing to meet their strict requirements in caring for the cows. Every cow or bullock on the Mother Cow Dairy will always be cared for during…

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Chastened and Humbled by Giriraj Swami

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Listening to Srila Prabhupada’s talk on Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.25.35, given in Bombay on December 4, 1974, I felt chastened and humbled by his description of surrender and pure devotion, as exemplified by Sri Prahlada:

“Krishna says (Gita 18.66),

sarva-dharman parityajya
mam ekam saranam vraja
aham tvam…

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