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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 1.5

TEXT 5

dhrstaketus cekitanah

kasirajas ca viryavan

purujit kuntibhojas ca

saibyas ca nara-pungavah

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“God”?

By Ravindra Svarupa dasa

What the punctuation in the title indicates:

Quotation marks: Draping the word God in quotation marks indicates that we are first concerned with the signifier, not the signified. (Compare these two sentences: I am interested in God. I am interested in “God.”)

Question mark: The mark of interrogation backstopping “God” points us next to questions…

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Dressing Like a Vaishnava

By Bhakti Charu Swami

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, “A first class Vaisnava is he whose very presence makes others chant the Holy Name of Krsna.”

CC. Madhya-lila 16.74

1. There should be no compromise in our Vaisnava appearance. We are representatives of Srila Prabhupada. We should aim to be first class representatives.

2. We need to be aware of the bonafide standard of appearance, maintain it and preach it. In the…

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Friday, 31st July, 2015 is the starting of Chaturmasya in India

Friday, 31st July, 2015 is the starting of Chaturmasya in India.

The CHATURMASYA VRATA is for FOUR MONTHS. The dates to be followed for these months, with some details regarding the importance of these months are as below.



31st July to 28th August - First month…

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Peace prayer by Dr. A.P.J. Kalam in his address “The Joy of Human Life”

submitted by Jaganmohini devi dasi

Source for the following excerpt: Inaugural address “The Joy of Human Life” by Dr. Kalam delivered at “International Summit: Towards a Culture of harmony and Peace”, New Delhi, Dec. 7-10, 2003. It has appeared in the Publication “Towards a Culture of Harmony and Peace” published jointly by Bhaktivedanta Institute (Kolkata) and Delhi Peace Summit.

He concludes the address as follows:

Creator’s Message

God has created the human…

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Yoga, Srila Prabhupada’s books, Kirtan and Mahaprasad: International Yoga Day in Bali, Indonesia

By Hari Narayana Das

On December 2014, the United Nations accepted the proposal submitted by 177 countries including Indonesia to declare June 21 as the International Yoga Day. This has popularized Yoga as another word for holistic living, health and prosperity.

This year June 21 was celebrated as the first International Yoga day. People from all walks of life came out to participate in the celebration: India, the US, Beijing, Paris, Manila,…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 1.4

TEXT 4
atra sura mahesv-asa

bhimarjuna-sama yudhi

yuyudhano viratas ca

drupadas ca maha-rathah

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Intensive Sanskrit Course Aug 2015

For Preachers, Teachers & Translators First Semester: Aug 20 – Nov 10, 2015 

• The course covers 800 most essential sutras (grammatical rules) from Sri Hari-namamrita-vyakarana, Srila Jiva Gosvami’s complete Sanskrit grammar, and includes training in reading and understanding Sanskrit commentaries. 

• By the end of the course students will be able to directly read and understand the Sanskrit commentaries on Srimad-Bhagavatam and several works of prominent Vaisnava acaryas.…

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Sarvabhaumas Devotion Manifests as Aspiraton for Total Absorption

Lecture on Sarvabhaumas Devotion Manifests as Aspiraton for Total Absorption by HG Chaitanya Charan Prabhu on Jul 2015 

(His Grace Caitanya Charan Prabhu is a monk and spiritual teacher in the time honored tradition of bhakti yoga. He is a editor of Back to…

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Feeling Complete with the Holy Name

Lecture on Feeling Complete with the Holy Name by HH Romapada Swami in 04 Jul 2015 at Chicago

(Romapada Swami‘s first encounter with Krishna consciousness came in Buffalo, in the shape of a lecture at the State University of New York in 1969. The lecturer was His Divine Grace A.C.…

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There are Demons Everywhere

Lecture on There are Demons Everywhere by HH Bir Krishna Goswami on 16 Jun 2015 at New Goloka

(Bir Krishna Goswami spent his childhood in Long Island, New York. As an academically gifted student at North Western University, he began reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. Impressed by Srila…

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Learn How to be Good

Lecture on Learn How to be Good by HH Bhakti Vikas Swami on 02 Jun 2015 at Sri Lanka (Tamil Translation)

(His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami appeared in this world in 1957 in England. He joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in London in 1975 and was initiated in that…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 1.3

TEXT 3
pasyaitam pandu-putranam

acarya mahatim camum

vyudham drupada-putrena

tava sisyena dhimata

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Kumbh Mela Nasik 2015 Details

Respected

Prabhujis/Matajis,

Please

Accept My Humble ObesiancesAll

Glories To Srila PrabhupadaAll

Glories To Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga



On behalf of Western India Divisional Council, we are extremely happy to invite you all for Kumbh mela 2015

at Nasik. Following information may facilitate your arrival at Nasik Kumbh…

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Rath Yatra in Kisumu – Kenya











By Dwarka Vasini Devi Dasi

The Lake shore city of Kenya –Kisumu, celebrated its annual Rath Yatra on the 18th of July, coinciding with the Puri Rath Yatra, and IDD- UL-FTR. Taking advantage of the auspicious date, the Kisumu devotees organized the festival in less than a week.

127 devotees travelled from the capital city Nairobi covering a total distance of…

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Miracle Day in Stockholm – Book Distribution with Maha-Harinam

By Rohininandana dasa

Woke up again with barely any hearing (my Ménière fluctuating), so had to skip as usual the SB-lecture here in rural Almviks gard, ISKCON farming community, by Hari Sauri Prabhu (during our yearly Bhakti Sangam festival) which I was planning to attend. Therefore also no audible chanting today, had to rely on mind-chanting, which I am far, far from perfection yet.

Was serving the cows and devotees in the morning, hay to…

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Hare Rama or Hare Ramo?









By Devaki Devi Dasi

Ukraine is certainly one of the most dynamic preaching fields in this world. Over the last fifteen years I have been giving the yatra of Kharkov a lot of attention – we have so many sincere and sweet devotees here, who deserve all the care and encouragement they can get.

Even though Kharkov is in the very East of Ukraine – only 180 km’s away from the war zone and 60…

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My Sources of Inspiration

By Prema Vilasa Dasa

A doctor in residency finds that the key to fulfilling the great American dream is not what he expected.

My alarm goes off at six thirty. It’s Sunday morning. I take a shower, put on my dhoti, kurta, and tilaka, and after chanting the Gayatri mantra drive to the temple, just a few blocks away.

The devotees are chanting the Brahma-samhita when I arrive. I join them until it’s time to cook…

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Sri Jagannath Rath Yatra – A manifestation of the spirit of Vasudhaivam Kutumbakam

By Jaganmohini devi dasi

(The following article meant for URI (United Religions Initiative) community was circulated in their forum by the author few days back. There were Id greetings exchanged within URI community, at that time she felt let them know little bit about Rath Yatra too)

 

The festive seasons have begun in India.

On Saturday, June 18th, 2015, while our Muslim brotherhood around the world were celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr…

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Rathayatra: When the Lord Comes Out, Let’s Invite Him In

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa

When the Lord of the universe rides His chariot along city streets throughout the world, beneath the colorful spectacle lie profound devotional truths.

This year, some of us will see on a street in our city a grand procession known as the Jagannatha Rathayatra, the annual “chariot festival” of Lord Jagannatha (Krishna) that dates back centuries, even millennia. In its earlier days the Jagannatha Rathayatra,…

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