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6728006486?profile=RESIZE_400xIN GLORIFICATION OF HIS HOLINESS BHAKTI CHARU MAHARAJA

Can you picture our dear Vaisnava gentleman His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami as a sword wielding, eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, general on the battlefield, a courageous soldier in the thick of battle, waging war on behalf of ISKCON? A more predominant view of Maharaja is one who is a source of inspiration, refuge, and hope. However, as I reflect on my recent GBC Executive Committee service with Bhakti Charu Swami, an instance of such a m

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ISKCON Mayapur requests disciples, devotees and well wishers of HH Bhakti Charu Maharaja to refrain from making travel plans to visit Mayapur for the Samadhi ceremony. Kindly watch this announcement video from ISKCON Mayapur regarding HH Bhakti Charu Maharaja Samadhi ceremony.

Source: https://www.mayapur.com/2020/important-announcement-from-iskcon-mayapur/

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The recent passing away of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Maharaj has put devotees worldwide in a state of shock. He is yet another disciple of Srila Prabhupada who is no longer present with us now. I was remembering all the disciples of Srila Prabhupada who have in the last few years left this material world to join Srila Prabhupada in the spiritual world. With every departure of these treasured Vaishnavas and Vaishnavis, my heart is left a little more pained. Having grown up in ISKCON seeing all t
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By Nrsimhananda das

If the purpose of bhakti is to love Krishna and all of his parts and parcels, no one exemplifies it more than Bhakti Charu Swami.

He lived by an unstated maxim that was demonstrated in all of his relationships: it was to love whoever was around to be loved. He didn’t just shower affection on his immediate peers; he was an equal-opportunity care-giver. Being in his presence, you got the idea that you were as important as any of his most intimate friends.

That “talent” was not

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By Kavicandra Swami

Dear disciples of His Holiness Bhakti Caru Swami.

As I was thinking about what I could write I heard an address by HH Radhanatha Swami. Of course, he said everything that I wanted to say and more, and with more eloquence. In case you have not heard it here is the link:

 


His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada gave us this sublime guidance on the first page of his SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM. Dedication To Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja MY SP

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5Ardjrl.jpg?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Virabahu das

When something is arranged by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one should not be disturbed by it, even if it appears to be a reverse according to one’s calculations.

For example, sometimes we see that a powerful preacher is killed, or sometimes he is put into difficulty, just as Haridasa Thakura was. He was a great devotee who came into this material world to execute the will of the Lord by preaching the Lord’s glories. But Haridasa was punished at the hands of the Kazi by bei

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Where will I find that loving smile filled with care and affection that made you feel so important though you are worthless…., that caused you to remember Prabhupada in any circumstance…, that was pure sweetness…? I am so angry at you for leaving me here unprotected.

Why did you decide to go back to Srila Prabhupada’s Lotus Feet not caring for how we would be unable to tolerate your departure? With whom shall I laugh reading those signs in Italian that have a strange meaning in Bengali?

Are you

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6697638654?profile=RESIZE_400xIN MEMORIAM: Bhakti Charu Swami: 07 July 2020

— To honor H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami the BBT has released a free PDF of his autobiography, OCEAN of MERCY. Use the link below to download the PDF (52MB).

NOTES: This PDF copy of OCEAN of MERCY is copyrighted by the BBT.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tUsjexzpY_3ck57cmHHZi4aaIcCliCQG/view?usp=sharing

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qKnM1VI.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xThe court also upheld the global Krishna consciousness movement’s plea that ISKCON comes under the purview of the Trade Marks Act, 1999.(HT file photo)

The Bombay high court (HC) on Friday declared that the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) to be a “well-known trademark” that enjoys protection under the provisions of the Trade Marks Act, 1999.

ISKCON authorities had moved the HC, seeking a permanent injunction against Iskcon Apparel Private Limited, a private enterprise, f

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A TO Z OF OUR DIVINE SRIMADH BHAGAVAD GITA,  THE SONG CELESTIAL

 

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A             Always aim to secure a place at the divine most lotus feet of our Lord Sri Krishna, the ultimate safest destination.

B             Bhakti Yoga coupled with prapati ( unconditional surrender at the divine  lotus feet of our Lord Sri Krishna) leads us to permanent salvation.

               Brahma and Brahman are different.  Brahma is subservient to our Lord Sri Krishna.  Brahman is our  all pervading sole creator Lord Sr

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 I DREAM OF UNIVERSAL ONENESS 

                     I DREAM OF UNIVERSAL ONENESS 

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I dream of a world overflowing with universal happiness, hope and health.

I dream that every moving and static creation of our most beloved creator thrives and flourishes

I dream of a world where each one of us dance merrily to the melodious tunes of freedom and fraternity

I dream of a world when every of the inhabitants of our dearest mother earth have food on their plate, a secure roof over their heads and clothes that shield their self respect
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Dear Disciples of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Late Saturday evening, I was informed that your Guru Maharaja had left this world. I cannot imagine the devastating pain of separation you must be going through, but I do know the pain that I am suffering, and it is intense. I am reminded of the conversation between Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Ramananda Raya:

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu asked, “Of all kinds of distr

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Samadhi Ceremony in Mayapur

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Dear Devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

As we try to come to terms with the departure of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, we join you in eagerly awaiting Maharaja’s return to Sri Mayapur Dham where his samadhi will be erected.

Due to the ravaging spread of COVID-19 in India, the government will not allow any public ceremonies to take place at this time.

Therefore, we request devotees to refrain from making plans to travel to Mayapur. Only a few devot

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By Bhakti Bhringa Govinda Swami

“It’s a sad day to be joining a ceremony dedicated to the remembrance of Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj.

I think that now is the time for us to really take those instructions that we read in Srila Prabhupada’s offering in the Shrimad Bhagavatam to his spiritual master to heart. And that instruction is that he lives forever by his instructions and his disciples and followers live with him. And this is the case for His Holiness Bhakti Charu Maharaj as well. Although it

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My dear disciples of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I will not attempt to imagine the pain and emotions you are going through at this moment after the departure of your beloved Guru Maharaja. I can only join Anuttama Prabhu’s memory of the pain and emotions we experienced when His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada left this mortal world. Although we were aware that Srila Prabhupada was very sick at t

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Maharaja, please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

The last time we met was in the month of May, 2018, in California where we were both attending a Cow Culture Conference. It was the first time I was hearing from you about your project in Florida where you explained that in North America we must provide special facilities for cows due to the harsh temperatures. You had recently acquired 120 acres of land for that purpose close to Orlando. I was happy to hear of your

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Today is a day of intense mourning, the day that Srila Bhakti Charu Swami left this mortal world, and has gone to serve in His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada’s pastimes. For a pure devotee such as Bhakti Charu Maharaj there is no lamentation, as he is continuing his service in another location. However, for those of us who will be bereft of his association, it is hard to imagine continuing our lives without him.

Maharaj was my dearest friend. Once a devotee inquired from me as to who was my clos

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6636081094?profile=RESIZE_584xOne day you asked me not to cook for you, saying, “You can see that I can’t eat anything. Still, why are you cooking? You have so many things to do. Why are you wasting your time cooking for me?”

I told you, “I cook, hoping that someday you will feel better and would like to eat something.”

You replied, “I will get better only when I leave this world.”
I broke down crying. In a very soothing voice you said, “Is this what you learnt from me? Is this what I taught you? Didn’t I say, didn’t I teach

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