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Identity of Lord Chaitanya
By A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Excerpted from Back to Godhead Magazine 1960 Vol. 3 Part 16
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is no other than the combined form of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna. He is the life of those devotees who strictly follow the footprints of…Continue
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Always Engage in Lord’s devotional service is the prayer of every devotee utter to the Lord. In every circumstance, devotees beg that they could serve the Lord. As Srila Prabhupada mention in his letter that “Simply pray to Krsna that you may be able by…Continue
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The influence of the devotees on American culture is clearly shown in this mid-1980’s TV Guide ad for an ABC channel 7 news report by Dr. William Rader called ‘Krishna’s Kids’.
The ad’s illustration was based on an iconic painting by…
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We would like to cordially invite you for the occasion of Sri Sri Jagannath Rath Yatra on 17th October,2016 (Monday) in Mathura Dham. It is located about 11 kilometers, a short bus or auto-rickshaw ride from Vrindavan…Continue
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According to the Bhagavad-gita, one’s activities can either be in goodness, passion, or ignorance.
There is no being existing, either here or among the demigods in the higher planetary systems, which is freed from these three modes…
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Kadamba Kanana Swami: Our purpose is fixed and we should not let obstructing circumstances to block us permanently. Somehow or other, we must find a way to fulfill our purpose which is to chant sixteen rounds and to follow four regulative principles. This is our first austerity,…Continue
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From the moment we are born we are knowledge-seekers. We want to know where we can find food, shelter, love, and happiness. We want information to help us avoid pain, suffering, and loss. We spend our lives building on that knowledge, adding information gained by study and experience.
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Excerpt: The samosas were very tasty. They also had rice and sabji, raita, pasta salad, halava, and coconuts balls in three flavors.
As part of our scheduled program there was a question and answer session with a senior devotee who could…
It is said that wherever Lord Rama’s glories are chanted, Hanuman goes to that place. Yesterday after Deity greeting I was chanting in my quarters in Dallas when I received a text message saying, “Chitralekha is speaking about Srila Prabhupada now.” I immediately left for…Continue
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ISKCON Ministry Of Educational Development - Standards for Awarding the Bhaktivedanta Degree.
Any ISKCON center can apply for recognition by the Board of Examinations as a Bhakti Vedanta degree-awarding center provided the center…
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A two-and-a-half hour musical production of India’s ancient epic the Ramayana entitled “Ramayana: Past in Present” premiered from August 25th to 28th in the Kelley Theater at West Liberty University, West Virginia, USA.
Opening on Janmastami night with an…Continue
We are surrounded by imperfection. Sages rubber-stamp the world as an ocean of faults, where hypocrisy hits an all-time high. In this climate, you don’t have to look far to catch someone doing something amiss, though they’re often completely oblivious to it! I guess it’s difficult to see the…Continue
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Mayapur Institute - fulfilling ISKCON's first purpose. Enrol now for Bhakti Sastri, Bhakti Vaibhava, Bhakti Vedanta, ISKCON Disciples Course, Teachers Training Courses. Apply Online-…Continue
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Vedic Evidence - Understanding the Earth realm we are on in relation to Bhu-mandala
Is Earth A Globe?
An excerpt from the forthcoming book
By Rajasekhara Das Brahmachari Das ACBSP
A summary study of the 5th canto of Shrimad Bhagavatam
All the relevant verses from the Vedic scriptures including quotes from the Vaishnava acharyas, which establish the earth as a spherical globe…
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The ancient teachings of the Vedas say there are 5 things humans can do everyday to be happy. We would say that these are directly connected to an effective spiritual practice. If we understand that life is meant for self-realization then the following 5 support and help us achieve that goal, while being happy along the way.
Here they are:
Get up before the sun
Worship the Lord
True spirituality teaches one how to live a dutiful life of contentment and true compassion.
Contentment comes from sincere service to God and all living beings. True compassion is to engage a living being in the service of the Lord so…
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15 Sept. 2016
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. By Krishna’s grace, everything is going well with the Samadhi this year. I apologize for my lack of communication. I am even more delinquent with the Newsletter than…Continue
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The 7 female qualities Krishna mentions in Gītā 10.34 are:
1. Sri – Beauty
2. Kiriti – Celebrate-ability
3. Vak – Speech
4. Smrti – Thoughtfulness
5. Medha – Intelligence
6. Dhrti – patience
7. Ksama – forgiveness
Everyone can see that women are more beautiful then men. Everyone can also see that they are much more ornament-able, and much more expert in ornamentation.
Men are also “attractive,” but male…Continue
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Planejamento para comprar um vestido para a primeira comunhão da sua filha? É algo que você terá que fazer, porque é uma ocasião importante para não só a sua filha, mas também para você, assim como sua família. Sua filha vai ser completamente introduzida na igreja de uma forma muito distinta e que será como um novo começo para ela.
Para uma comunhão, os preparativos são regulares, mas o centro do foco é o que sua menina vai vestir. Esta é a pergunta que vai estar na…Continue
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