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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 3

Episode 3: Finding My Way

1977 NY Jagannatha Cart

(The first photo shows how Jagannatha's chariot was intended to look in the 1976 parade before there were concerns about the central telescope being adequately strong enough to withstand wind forces.  (See Jayananda Story for Details))

“I am very glad to note your eagerness for expanding your service. This attitude is very nice and it is required of the devotee at every…

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Books by Radhanath Swami and Vrinda Sheth Win Independent Publishing Awards

Vrinda Sheth (right) and her mother Annapurna Dasi with their book Shadows of the Sun Dynasty

(Vrinda Sheth (right) and her mother Annapurna Dasi with their book Shadows of the Sun Dynasty)

Two ISKCON authors have won in their categories at the Independent Book Publishers Benjamin Franklin Awards this year, which received nearly 1,400 entries published during the 2016 calendar year.

Over 150 librarians, booksellers, and design and editorial experts judged the books submitted. 

Radhanath Swami’s “The Journey Within:…

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Relevance of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita

The Bhagavad Gita: Our social studies text books tell us that it is the holy book of Hindus. Should one read the scripture as a religious book then.. that would be a little odd because the Gita predates organized religion itself. It was written 500 years before Jesus Christ. A thousand years before…

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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 2

Episode 2:  Improvements Requested

Prabhupada: “Everyone engaged in some particular department, he must improve and... Then things will go on nice(ly).  - Room Conversation - April 22, 1977, Bombay

Prabhupada:Expert means whatever he is doing, he must do it very nicely That's all. Suppose you are sweeping this…

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Spiritual Knowledge

Human life is meant for cultivation of spiritual knowledge, in eternal relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead - (Bhagavad Gita, 4.1. Purport). At Mayapur Institute, we impart this spiritual knowledge through our various…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 8.11

TEXT 11
yad aksaram veda-vido vadanti

visanti yad yatayo vita-ragah

yad icchanto brahmacaryam caranti

tat te padam sangrahena pravaksye

SYNONYMS…
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Hosting Dignitaries at Ramanavami festival

The local Mayor and Mayoress of Hertsmere with The Ramayan cast, members of the Bhaktivedanta Players drama group.

By Zayani Bhatt

It was fitting that on the hottest day of the year so far Bhaktivedanta Manor celebrated Ramanavami, the…

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Tejomaya Das: A Diamond From the Rough

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban…

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There, But Not There By Kesava Krsna Dasa

How many of us are fortunate to have not just good friends, but close friends with whom we can phone at any time, and for no particular reason, than to simply share a Krishna conscious realization?

How many of us are blessed to be able to shed all institutional and scholarly roles, simply to…

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Remover of Obstacles

From Back to Godhead

Lord Ganesha is well known for removing obstacles from the path of pure hearted souls.

Gokarna, a temple town in Karnataka, also known as Gokarna Mahabalesvara, is famous for the presence of one of the twelve jyotirlingas of Lord Siva. Lord Ganesha is said to have…

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ISKCON’s Global Observance of Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi – Inaugural Celebrations at Kanchipuram and Sriperumbudur

Sri Ramanujacharya is one name that glows within the Vaisnava Sampradaya like a crest jewel. Although 1000 years have passed by since the appearance of Sri Ramanujacarya, it has not reduced the brightness of his name and…

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Principles for Creating a Diksa-guru System for ISKCON

(This is from this year’s resolutions: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=44549

This paper explains the authority of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) to create a system for devotees to take up the service…

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Appreciation. What you appreciate in others, appreciates in you and your company By Mahatma das

Appreciation only costs you a few words, but what it buys is priceless. When Dale Carnegie said to be appreciated is the greatest human need, those who paid attention found appreciation one of the greatest motivating forces known to man.

Years…

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Rectifying Mistakes by Repentance By Gauranga Dasa

From Back to Godhead

Mistakes why we make them and how we can rectify them?

To err is human … ” so goes the saying. Safely we can add three more details to the list: tendency to fall under illusion, cheating propensity and imperfect senses.…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on April 20, 2017 at 7:15pm — 1 Comment


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Ratha Yatra festival all over Indonesia By Hari Narayana Das

Celebrating ‘Nyepi’ or ‘silence day’, which commemorates the Isakawarsa or Saka New Year on March 28, 2017, the committee of the silence day in coordination with Jogjakarta Tourism department organised the Ogoh-ogoh festival. The festival was held in Malioboro Street and The Chariot…

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The Process of Surrender By Narasimha Swami Dasa

From Back to Godhead

Lord Krishna’s main message in the Bhagavad-gita is clear: He wants us to fully surrender to Him. The most vital part of the Bhagavad-gita deals with the advice Lord Sri Krishna gives to Arjuna on the surrendering process. One of the…

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GBC College

“GBC College is looking at the need for highly trained, capable, competent men & women to lead our movement in some of the highest rungs of leadership.” (HG Anuttama Prabhu, GBC member & GBC College Advisor).

What are the students of the GBC College saying about their…

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Surrender By Kavicandra Swami

We often get questions about surrender, like “how can we surrender”. Recently I was reading one old BTG, 2001, and found a nice practical statement from Srila Prabhupada. If we search “surrender” on the vedabase we find 7445 hits, so we know it is an important topic. And we all know the conclusion of the…

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Japa And The Opening Heart By Kalakantha Dasa

From Back to Godhead

A look at Lord Caitanya’s “Eight Instructions” and their relevance to japa, the individual practice of chanting Hare Krishna.

A friend once told me this analogy about spiritual life: a flock of geese share strength by flying in…

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