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Dear ISKCON Leader
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

In June 2020, the GBC SPT – Strategic Planning Support unit published a Temple Re-opening Guide and a decision-making Toolkit to support you in your efforts to re-open your temple.

You will find attached, additional materials we have developed to assist you in facilitating the safe re-opening of your temple to the public:

The Safe Re-opening Handbook is a comprehensive handbook for use by all. It is recomm

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श्रीमद भागवतम षष्ठ स्कन्ध के श्लोकों का कथारूप में अनुदित संकलन

समस्त हिन्दी भाषी भक्तों के लाभार्थ सादर, साभार श्रील प्रभुपाद के श्रीचरणों में समर्पित

षष्ठ स्कन्ध (Sixth Canto)

समर्पित एवं सेवारत जे. सी. चौहान

 

 

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From Back to Godhead 

For anyone interested in spiritual progress,
gambling is more than just a harmless amusement.

High’s convenience store is bustling with last-minute shoppers picking up odds and ends for a holiday dinner. Having run out of milk, I find myself in the crowded store, standing in a line that wraps around the food aisle. I resign myself to the waiting, and chant the Hare Krsna mantra softly to myself.

An elderly shabbily dressed woman at the counter draws my attention. She’s fr

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I feel blessed to have the privilege to connect with you as a Trustee and Director at the Bhaktivedanta Research Center (BRC), Kolkata.  We are very grateful to you for the valuable support you have extended to the BRC over years. 

Since its inception in 2009 the co-founders at BRC, HG Hari-sauri Prabhu and HG Pranava Prabhu, had put strenuous efforts towards making BRC a rich library with a collection of thousands of rare books, journals and manuscripts from our glorious tradition. They contin

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Reading this topic, our mind naturally challenges - How can a pure devotee have defects? Shouldn't he, be free from defects? The 100% perfect person! The Mr. Perfect! 

The point is that a pure devotee can't be seen with material eyes and material logic. Just like Lord Krishna can't be seen with material eyes, so also His pure devotees. You need spiritual vision to appreciate God, His abode, His name and His devotees. Thus Bhakti Vinod Thakur, one of the greatest spiritual teachers of all times
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An historic new anthology entitled “The Emergence of Women’s Voices in ISKCON: A Collection of Letters, Articles, Papers, and Conference Reports from 1988 to 2020” is set to be released with a special online book launch event on August 22nd and 23rd. 

Compiled by Srila Prabhupada disciple Pranada Dasi, the work is a written documentary of the voices of the first-generation pioneer women of ISKCON. Within its 540 pages, thirty-three authors speak about their relationships with Srila Prabhupada,

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7317043895?profile=RESIZE_400xI was ambling along, beyond The Annex, through the common neighbourhood, when I received a call from my assistant, Krishna Chandra.

“You have a zoom class, Maharaj!” He said on behalf of someone hosting.

“Oh, that is my total stupidity.” I’m routinely walking at this hour but tonight was special. I was to give a Gita class based on chapter nine, verse three, about faith.  “I forgot. Is it too late?”

Thus I answered my own question. I can still try it. I’m 38 minutes late. “Send me the zoom link.

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We may not realize how our aural organs play a vital role in determining our spiritual destination.

The human body is equipped with five senses through which one is connected to the external world. These five knowledge-acquiring organs, known in the Vedas as jnanendriyas (jnana, “knowledge”; indriya, “senses”), are the ears, eyes, tongue, nose, and skin. Through them we receive information about the external world, and based on that information we act and react.

Among these senses, the ears are

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Let’s face it – trying to become a devotee in this faithless, fast, and quarrelsome age is very, very tough. If the mind is not making life difficult for us, it will be the neighbors, some authority figure, our bodies or our family. Actually, the list is endless. How to keep faith and focus in a world so obviously made for distraction?!

The real challenges come in our daily dealings in life. The philosophy sounds fine in the class atmosphere, but often we lose sight of it when dealing with the

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mvAa6Ep.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xLet us all join together to learn how ISKCON Dallas temple President, Nityananda Das and his community members responsibly handled COVID-19 outbreak.
He was interviewed by Vraja Vihari Das.

Click below to start the player
 

About Nityananda Das

Had the early days of his life in Fiji Islands and New Zealand.
Did his tertiary studies in Law and Commerce at Auckland University in New Zealand.
Married to Manjuali Devi Dasi. They have 4 grandchildren from two daughters in law and sons. He has serve

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In a new book A Bond of Love published by Bookwrights Press Srila Prabhupada’s daughters remember their time with their spiritual master.

“Riding in the back of a taxi with a close god sister in Mumbai one fall evening around 2008, discussing the seemingly eternal topic of friction between genders, I paused for a moment to reflect on a particularly sweet remembrance where Srila Prabhupada put this topic nicely into perspective, as reiterated by my god sister. ‘The men need to hear this!’ I exc

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Celebrate Sri Radhastami in Mayapur

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Don’t miss this most unique opportunity. Register now and celebrate Radhashtami with Mayapur devotees. Log on to www.mayapurvrfestivals.com and register fast to receive your personal VR headset well in advance.
Radhastami, the divine appearance of Srimati Radharani, the hladini sakti, pleasure potency and eternal consort of Sri Krishna, is almost more sacred to Gaudiya Vaisnavas than Janmastami. Without the mercy and blessings of Radha Rani we cannot even begin to approach the entran
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It is stormy, windy and rainy in Goa for the last few days. Seeing the wind and the heavy downpour, I started wondering, "What an experience it would be to be in such a storm and wind in a boat in the middle of the turbulent ocean". A crazy thought, I guess. 
 
But then I got this insight that, "Well, we are already in the middle of an ocean with violent winds around." The scriptures explain that, this material world is a huge ocean of birth and death, with turbulent winds and storm of problems
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Swim Like A Fish by Bhaktimarga Swami

7286927081?profile=RESIZE_584xThe water was great at Cherry Beach; a rather hot spot in the summertime. It’s a big draw during these sultry, sunny days. This was my first time swimming there. Parking is free. No drinking is allowed on the beach. Positive elements for a monk. Scantily-clad ladies? Not too much of that.

It was Billy who drove me there, in his fire-engine red car—I’m not sure of the make. I never took much interest in car models. Trees always got me more excited.

Billy also enjoyed the water. It was catch-up ti

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2020


 

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Hare Krishna,
Please accept our  humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

 

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2020 marks the 4th anniversary of  launch of "Hare Krsna" TV , a 24x7 free to air satellite television channel. 

It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that in a short duration, Hare Krsna TV now reaches more than 25 million households in India and reaches more than 40 countries abroad.

Like every year, to spread th

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पंचम स्कन्ध (Fifth Canto)

हरे कृष्ण दंडवत प्रणाम Hare Krishna Dandavat Pranam.

कृपया मेरा विनम्र प्रणाम स्वीकार करें। Please accept my humble obeisances.

कृष्णकृपामूर्ति अभय चरणारविंद भक्ति वेदान्त स्वामी श्रील प्रभुपाद की जय All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

श्रीमद भागवतम पंचम स्कन्ध के श्लोकों का कथारूप में अनुदित संकलन समस्त हिन्दी भाषी भक्तों के लाभार्थ सादर, साभार श्रील प्रभुपाद के श्रीचरणों में समर्पित

A compilation of the shlokas of  Srimad Bhagavatam fifth canto  translated in Katharupa with
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Beloved ISKCON artist Ram Das Abhiram Das passed away on July 31st, coinciding with  the auspicious date of  the Disappearances of Srila Rupa Goswami and Gauridas Pandit.  

On August 22nd, 2019, while visiting Italy with his wife, Dhriti Dasi, Ram Das Abhiram has suffered a serious cerebral hemorrhage, the impact of which he did not recover.

Read more: https://iskconnews.org/beloved-iskcon-artist-ram-das-abhiram-das-passes-away,7451/

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7219049275?profile=RESIZE_584xAs the appearance of Lord Balarama purpose is to prepare the grounds for auspicious appearance of Lord Krishna, similarly Balarama Jayanthi marks the beginning another exciting festival month that will

Sri Balaram Jayanthi Darshan Gallery and Abhisheka at Rajapur

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As the appearance of Lord Balarama purpose is to prepare the grounds for auspicious appearance of Lord Krishna, similarly Balarama Jayanthi marks the beginning another exciting festival month that willextend upto Radhastami.  Celebratin

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These excerpts have been taken from Satswarup dasa Goswami’s Prabhupada-lilamrita ch 11-12.

With the manuscript for Volume Three complete and with the money to print it, Bhaktivedanta Swami once again entered the printing world, purchasing paper, correcting proofs, and keeping the printer on schedule so that the book would be finished by January 1965. Thus, by his persistence, he who had almost no money of his own managed to publish his third large hardbound volume within a little more than two

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According to the lunar calendar, today is the most auspicious 54th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s departure for the United States of America.

On the 13th of August, 1965, just a few days before Janmastami and a few days before his sixty-ninth birthday, Srila Prabhupada boarded the cargo ship Jaladuta with only a small suitcase, an umbrella, a bag of dry cereal, some boxes of books, and a few rupees in his possession. He was about to embark on the mission that his spiritual master had given h

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