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Tamal Krishna Goswami served as ISKCON Governing Body Commissioner from 1970-2002, and ISKCON Initiating Spiritual Master from 1977-2002. In January 1972, he accepted the renounced order of life, sannyasa, in Jaipur. He served as India’s GBC Secretary from 1970–74 and as trustee of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, overseeing sales in the USA from 1977-2002. He is fondly called “Srila Gurudeva” by his many disciples and “Goswami” by his godbrothers and members of the academe.

Born in Harlem New Yor

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8057561856?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen

A three-storey, fifty-bed secondary care hospital is set to be built on Bhaktisiddhanta Road opposite the ISKCON Mayapur campus in West Bengal, expanding the already existing Sri Mayapur Community Hospital. 

The hospital will be staffed by qualified devotee doctors and nurses, and will serve ISKCON devotees, Vaishnavas from the nearby Gaudiya Maths, local villagers and pilgrims. The convenient service will save patients a journey to a hospital in Kolkata and will provide them

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6 days of Parikrama with 40,000 devotees hearing Gaura Katha from more than 15 Sannyasis and Prabhupad Diciples!! Want to hear our story??

It all began …

in the auspicious month of Purusottama this year when ISKCON Mayapur announced a Virtual Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama. This idea was conceived under the guidance of the Parikrama Commander HH Jayapataka Swami and conducted by Mayapur Tourism Division. It is prescribed in the Purusottama Month that one should visit Holy places and perform as muc

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A Backtrack by Bhaktimarga Swami

8057442093?profile=RESIZE_400xKaruna and I traveled safely, in our temple car, to the location of my God brother, Girijadhava. He and I sat outside, safely in the backyard, not just to “shoot the breeze” and speak about the current socio-political situation in the world but to, in a way, go back through a time machine. I was basically interviewing him about his time as a monk, living in the ashram in the 70’s, what led him to that and how he feels about that experience before he settled down to marriage and had a daughter.

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अध्याय सोलह --- परीक्षित ने कलियुग का सत्कार किस तरह किया

1 सूत गोस्वामी ने कहा : हे विद्वान ब्राह्मणों, तब महाराज परीक्षित श्रेष्ठ द्विज ब्राह्मणों के आदेशों के अनुसार महान भगवद्भक्त के रूप में संसार पर राज्य करने लगे। उन्होंने उन महान गुणों के द्वारा शासन चलाया, जिनकी भविष्यवाणी उनके जन्म के समय पटु ज्योतिषियों ने की थीं।

2 राजा परीक्षित ने राजा उत्तर की पुत्री इरावती से विवाह किया और उससे उन्हें ज्येष्ठ पुत्र महाराज जनमेजय सहित चार पुत्र प्राप्त हुए।

3 महाराज परीक्

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Meet Bhakta Lee!

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By Kaliya Krishna Das


This nice gentleman is Lee or as some call him “Hippy Lee” or as some of the Harinam devotees more appropriately simply call him Bhakta Lee! He’s been participating in the NYC Harinam practically since it was started over 8 years ago. He walked by the Harinam in Union square park one summer and has been coming ever since. He’s a flute enthusiast who brings several different types of flutes to play along with the kirtans. A wonderful person who likes the association of devo

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8054044691?profile=RESIZE_584xDear Vaishnavas and Vaishnavis,
Hare Krishna! Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
On behalf of our ISKCON GBC representative, His Holiness Lokanath Swami Maharaja and our ISKCON Pandharpur Community, we are appealing to you for your kind help. On Oct, 16th, Sri Pandharpur Dhama was flooded by the Chandrabhaga River. The damages are estimated at more than USD $56,000. We are not in a position to rebuild our losses. Sri Sri Radha Pandharinath’s crops and flowe

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By Mira Rose-Dewil

Here are some practical ideas for creating a Krishna conscious environment for kids at home, many based on Montessori principles that I have found successful in my school. They are geared toward the 2-6 age group. I would love to hear from anyone who might have more ideas for this age group or for older children.

1. Organize the physical environment so that all devotional items and activities are easily within reach for children to access independently. Have a specific place

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8053986674?profile=RESIZE_584xWith the coronavirus death toll now exceeding one million people worldwide, the World Health Organization reported a record one-day rise in global coronavirus cases on Thursday October 8th,saying the total rose by 338,779 in 24 hours. 

In this environment more ISKCON devotees are also falling ill with COVID-19 around the world. Most recently, senior Russian sannyasi Nitai Chaitanya Goswami was admitted to the ICU with severe symptoms. Yadunandana Swami, president of New Vrajamandala, Spain, has

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Perhaps we are the only society who is proclaiming, “Here is God, Krishna. Take it.” We are the only society in the whole world. Otherwise they are all misled, all misled.

Others may cooperate or not cooperate; we don’t mind. But we cannot change our policy. Our policy is, “Krishna says, ‘I am the Supreme.’ ” We must declare throughout the whole world that Krishna is the Supreme. Krishna says, mattah parataram nanyat kincid asti dhananjaya. (Gita 7.7) [“O conqueror of wealth (Arjuna), there is

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Sunday Outdoors by Bhaktimarga Swami

8053956094?profile=RESIZE_400xOur drama crew executed a meaningful practice, for our upcoming production, in the park. Two filmmakers also came so we could explore theater-by-camera. The pandemic is forcing innovation so we are discussing the settings, locations, camera angles and so forth.

Dhruva migrated from India and Michaella came from Croatia and it looks like they will work together. Dhruva is young and shows some resilience with his sockless, flip-flop shoes but Michaella’s remark was, “You make me cold looking at yo

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अध्याय पंद्रह -- पांडवों की सामयिक निवृत्ति

1 सूत गोस्वामी ने कहा : भगवान कृष्ण का विख्यात मित्र अर्जुन, महाराज युधिष्ठिर की सशंकित जिज्ञासाओं के अतिरिक्त भी, कृष्ण के वियोग की प्रबल अनुभूति के कारण शोक-संतप्त था।

2 शोक से अर्जुन का मुँह तथा कमल-सदृश हृदय सुख चुके थे, अतएव उसकी शारीरिक कांति चली गई थी। अब भगवान का स्मरण करने पर, वह उत्तर में एक शब्द भी न बोल पाया।

3 उसने बड़ी कठिनाई से आँखों में भरे हुए शोकाश्रुओं को रोका। वह अत्यंत दुखी था, क्योंकि भगवान कृष्ण उसकी दृष्

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Virtual Parikrama Mahamilan!

8050720098?profile=RESIZE_584xHare Krishna.
Please accept our humble obeisances.All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
 
Congratulations on successfully completing the Navadvipa Mandala Mandala Parikrama. We thank you for being with us for the six days, giving us an opportunity to serve you. The most exiciting part of the Parikrama is Mahamilan utsava- the meeting of different parties together after finishing Parikrama , everyone singing, dancing and embracing each other- it is a festival of loving exchanges.
 
We are happy
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What Would You Do? By Satyaraja Dasa

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Prabhupada’s Money Analogy and the Politics of Doing the Right Thing

 - Satyaraja Dasa (Steven J. Rosen)

According to Srila Prabhupada, one can gauge a person’s spiritual status by how they react to finding money on the street: Do they keep it for themselves? Do they leave it lying there? Or do they look for the original owner? What would you do?

In Sanskrit, there are three terms that cover the gamut of possible reactions to finding money in the street: bhoga, (enjoyment); tyaga (renunciation)

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8050701080?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen

Disciples and well-wishers of ISKCON guru Varsana Swami have established a Health Care Fund to help cover costs as Maharaja faces various health challenges. 

A beloved long-time resident of New Vrindaban and dedicated disciple of Srila Prabhupada, Varsana Swami has been battling Chronic Lyme Syndrome for several years. Most recently, he developed a severe acute episode which has further complicated his progress in healing. The neurological conditions suggest that Lyme disease,

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Hare by Bhaktimarga Swami

8050682286?profile=RESIZE_400xI was walking near the new Yorkville Mall when the threat of a rain storm compelled me to search for shelter. Well, there is such a place at a side entrance, a fair expanse. It was there that I met a fellow with a coffee cup in hand who approached me in a jovial manner.

“Are you hare-ing?” he inquired.

“Excuse me?” I asked, not sure of the word he used.

“Are you hare-ing?” He asked in a higher tone.

Of course, I took it that he was saying, “Hurrying.” After all I was a little anxious about stayi

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अध्याय चौदह – श्रीकृष्ण का अन्तर्धान होना

1 श्री सूत गोस्वामी ने कहा : भगवान श्रीकृष्ण तथा अन्य मित्रों को मिलने तथा भगवान से उनके अगले कार्यकलापों के विषय में जानने के लिए अर्जुन द्वारका गये।

2 कुछ मास बीत गये, किन्तु अर्जुन वापस नहीं लौटे। तब महाराज को कुछ अपशकुन दिखने लगे, जो अपने आप में अत्यंत भयानक थे।

3 उन्होंने देखा कि सनातन काल की गति बदल गई है और यह अत्यंत भयावह था। ऋतु-संबंधी नियमितताओं में व्यतिक्रम हो रहे थे। सामान्य लोग अत्यंत लालची, क्रोधी तथा धोखेबाज हो

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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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