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What A Life!

By Bhaktimarga Swami
 
I’m feeling a bit grounded just being in one place for two consecutive days.  It’s a good feeling.  With that is a sense of privilege as a resident of an ashram (monastery).  What an honour it is to live the life I am living, sometimes on the road and sometimes not in the field…
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A Soul is a Soul At Bragg Creek, Alberta On 10 November, 2017

By Bhaktimarga Swami…
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Sunday Love Feast - Nov 19th, 2017 - Vedic Discourse by His Grace Kratu Prabhu

About HG Kratu Prabhu

Kratu Prabhu was born in aristocratic Gujarati Gaudiya Vasihnava family on July 5, 1944.

His first exposure to ISKCON happened in 1970, at St. Louis. He later joined full-time in 1974, in Toronto. He met his Guru, His Divine Grace Srila…

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Hindu Forum Gains Support to Make Hinduism Official Religion in Belgium

By Madhava Smullen 

A delegation from the Hindu Forum of Belgium (HFB), including two ISKCON devotees, met with the King and Queen of Belgium as well as many influential Indian politicians last week in Delhi, India. Their aim was to gain support to make Hinduism an officially-recognized religion in Belgium.

In the delegation were Mahaprabhu…

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Meet the Hare Krishna monk running one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Cardiff

By Carly Squires

The unique city centre café has received rave reviews!

Monks live on the outskirts of civilisation in isolation – completely dissociated from modern society, and instead engaged with spirituality and tranquility.

Right? Wrong – well not in this Cardiff café any way.…

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How are we to see Krishna’s hand amidst tragic, premature death of devotees?

By Chaitanya Charan das

Question: How are we to see Krishna’s hand when sincere, dedicated devotees depart prematurely in tragic circumstances?

Short Answer: Krishna as death is kindly freeing those devotes from all that is material to enable them to focus undistracted on the spiritual.…

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Dealing with unexpected reversals in life

By HH Romapada Swami

Answers by HH Romapada Swami

Question: Prabhupada told us to “Chant Hare Krishna and Be Happy”. I have been chanting the maha mantra since two years and I am following the rules and regulations but I am still very unhappy. I guess that there is a problem somewhere with me. My life is a…

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Esteem For Sacred Writings

From Back to Godhead

By Urmila Devi Dasi

Pure chanting of God’s names requires reverence for God in all His forms , including revealed scripture.

Esteem For Sacred Writings

This…

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Japa And The Opening Heart

From Back to Godhead

By Kalakantha Dasa

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

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Spiritual Fasting

From Back to Godhead

By Yamuna Devi Dasi

With spiritual fasting, you may not make headlines,

but you’ll make headway on the path back to Godhead.

What do Mahatma Gandhi, Dick Gregory, Jane Fonda, Norman Mailer,…

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In the Playground of Nimai by Laxmimoni devi dasi

 

 

I have come to Mayapur many times over the years.  The first time was in 1974. Between then and the 90’s I went on the Nabadwip Mandala parikrama six times without shoes!  But in all the times I’ve come to Mayapur and all the parikramas I’ve gone on, I…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 10.38

TEXT 38
dando damayatam asmi

nitir asmi jigisatam

maunam caivasmi guhyanam

jnanam jnanavatam aham

SYNONYMS…
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Why should we hear Krishna Katha?

Our very existence is an atmosphere of non-existence. Why, especially when we are not supposed to be threatened by non-existence? To simply put, we should always exist, we are eternal beings.



Our spiral to non-existence begins by 'misusing' our minute free-will by using it independently of Krishna or God. This is what Bhagavad Gita says. This misuse of free-will is termed as kama or desires free of Krishna. Independent desires entangle and bind us in…

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ToVP Fund Raiser

By Ramai Swami

Most devotees around the world have heard of the Temple of Vedic Planetarium (ToVP) in Mayapur. The super structure is finished, tiles  are being laid, but there’s a long way to go.

To this end, a devotee team headed by Ambarish Prabhu, Jananivas Prabhu and Vraja Vilasa Prabhu are traveling the world raising funds.…

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How to keep one’s relationship with Vrndavana

By HH Kadamba Kanana Swami,

1.) First let us analyze what our relationship is with Vrndavana and then see how we can develop it. Lord Caitanya explained that these are the five most important aspects in devotional service, which if even a little bit performed, can quickly bring one to the stage of love of God.

sadhu-sanga,…

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Chanting for Liberation

A conversation about the Hare Krsna mantra between Srila Prabhupada and John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and George Harrison

Montreal Star, June, 1969:

Reporter: Where do you get your strength?

John Lennon: From Hare Krsna.

Yoko: That’s where we get it from, you know. We’re not denying it.

In September 1969. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder-acarya (spiritual…

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Happiness in Devotional Service

Question: Experiencing happiness within devotional service: Is that considered selfish?

I get so much happiness with devotional service. However, I fear that if it is a selfish desire rather sincere motivation to please Krsna. How can I differentiate and improve where I am not focusing on my happiness, but rather making Krsna happy?…

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Choosing Your Authority

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

One of the most fragile aspects of devotee interaction is the subject of obedience. Obedience to authority and obedience to devotee consensus is not always easy. Cooperation need not be blind. Lord Chaitanya showed us how.

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was most obedient, towards His…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 10.37

TEXT 37
vrsninam vasudevo 'smi

pandavanam dhananjayah

muninam apy aham vyasah

kavinam usana kavih

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vrsninam—of the descendants…
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My idea is to attract the entire world to Sri Mayapur!

Srila Prabhupada expressed on his vision for Mayapur as, ” My idea is to attract the people of the entire world to Mayapur!” Now, day by day, visitors coming to Mayapur are increasing manifold compared to the previous years. Prophecy of Srila Prabhupada is blossoming now! Recently, a group of 80 guests from Coal India…
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