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“Which service is the best?” by Kadamba Kanana Swami

kaler doṣa–nidhe rājann

asti hy eko mahān guṇaḥ

kīrtanād eva kṛṣṇasya

mukta–saṅgaḥ paraṁ vrajet 

(Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.3.51)

Kali yuga is an ocean of faults but there is ONE good quality of this age which is the…

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Passing of a wonderful devotee

Yamuna-lila devi dasi, a grandmother with a large devotee family, passed away from this world on Tuesday 21st around 4.45pm. She had been in ill health recently and was surrounded by her family at death.

Yamuna-lila and her husband came from Malaysia to Australia in 1987 and lived in a sea-side suburb of Perth. The family had devotees regularly to their home for kirtan, lecture and prasadam.

I was fortunate enough to go with devotees for a final kirtan in her honour. All…

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Preaching program in Durban – Healing Historic Divisions By Anuradha Devi Dasi

His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami…

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Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna’s Sound Incarnation!

Over the last weekend my wife, Nirakula Dasi, and I, had the great pleasure of visiting the devotees in New Remuna Dhama, (ISKCON, Toronto, Canada).

Over three days, the theme of our discussions together during the morning Srimad-Bhagavatam class at the temple was: Miseries…

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What is a vow? And the difference between inspiration and commitment.

Mahatma Das: Just as one can offer Krishna an existing thing or a present action one can also offer him a future action along with the perseverance to fulfill it. That offering of perseverance is characteristic of a vow.

This…

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Ebook - Papamocani Ekadashi - Srila Prabhupada Siksa Sangraha

"A Bengali fortnightly e-magazine published on every ekadashi. Based on the teachings of HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada founder acarya of International Society for Krsna Consciousness…

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Nityam Bhagavata Sevaya Issue - 58

This e-book explains the Bhagavad-Gita teachings as taught by SrilaPrabhupada and other Vedic saints with 181 Q&A. Very practical and simple to understand book.…

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The Ill Effects of Pride.

Question: Because of pride somebody assumed himself as great devotee. He regarded himself as an advanced devotee and cultivated enviousness. He couldn’t recognize his deviations in consciousness. Because of restlessness in mind later he offended an associate, a friend. Earlier…

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It starts at home by Kadamba Kanana Swami

The pious activities of one soul do not just benefit that soul but they benefit others also. It’s like when your son becomes a pious person, you are fortunate because the parents get the benefit from that piety and their destination changes. In the same way, they also get one-sixth the karma of their…

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An Ekadasi Memory by Giriraj Swami

Today being Ekadasi, I was considering whether or not to go out on an errand, and I recalled an incident that took place on Ekadasi in Madras in 1971. Achyutananda, Bhavananda, and I were based in a supporter’s house, and Bhavananda and I were in the mood to go out and preach. Achyutananda, however,…

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN BHAKTI-VRIKSHA

This year, we at the ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry celebrated 20 years of Bhakti-vriksha in Mayapur, during the Gaura Purnima Festival.  We hosted a CDM night in the Samadhi auditorium which included:

Kirtan

Movie

Awards

H.H. Jayapataka Swami (Co Minister) Address

Preachers’ realizations- China, US, Russia and India

Snack Prasadam

It was a very sweet program and was well attended by many devotees.…

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Harinam Ljubljana, ISKCON SLOVENIJA, 11.3.2017

Srila Prabhupada: The best policy to control the mind is to desire how to spread Krsna consciousness. This is the best. Kamah krsna-karmarpane. Narottama dasa Thakura has said that you cannot be free from desire. That is not possible. This is useless attempt. They…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on March 23, 2017 at 9:09pm — 1 Comment


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Lessons from a Hospital Bed By Rupeshgauranga Dasa

Nosocomephobia is the extreme fear of hospitals. It is a fairly common phobia; many people (including US President Richard Nixon) are known to suffer from it. I also never liked(in fact I hated and feared) to go to hospitals because of it's particular atmosphere and medicinal stink. But somehow or other due to circumstances I had to forcefully get hospitalised. During resting on hospital bed I have made few observation and drawn some lessons from it. 

1)Ward doesn't matter,…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on March 21, 2017 at 9:39pm — 1 Comment


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As explained in the Brhad Bhagavatamrta…

Everything within the universe is going on according to the arrangement of the Supreme Lord and the universe is arranged in an interesting way. In the Brhad Bhagavatamrta, it is said that we are in the middle planetary systems which are ruled by the mode of passion. Then there are…

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Guilt.

Question: Is guilt for past deeds a good thing? I feel guilty of past mistakes done when there was no knowledge of Krishna Consciousness; however, that guilt makes me sad and dejected. How to counteract feeling low out of guilt and rather use that realization to become more determined and…

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Skill Development.

Personal development expert, Brian Tracy, writes: “Here is one of the greatest questions you will ever ask and answer: ‘What one skill, if I developed and did it in an excellent fashion, would have the greatest positive impact on my career?’”

One should ask the same question about one’s bhakti…

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ISKCON Food Relief Foundation receives IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award

By Radha Krishna Das

ISKCON Food Relief Foundation – Annamrita, an NGO that has been working tirelessly for nearly 13 years to fight classroom hunger and provide the underprivileged school children of India with wholesome nutritious meals…

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New Bhaktivedanta Swami sign installed on a public road.

Srila Prabhupada: …a hellish civilization artificially increases the conditions of life, and existence becomes intolerable for everyone. The foolish leaders of a godless civilization try to devise various plans to bring about peace and prosperity in…

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Added by ISKCON desire tree network on March 21, 2017 at 8:08pm — 1 Comment


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Theology Students of Nairobi “drink” the Vedic Scriptures

We were invited to one of the famous university in Nairobi to speak about the Vedic culture. All the students were impressed with the knowledge.we distributed over 100 books in 20 minutes.

One professor commented “if you had gone on…

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Steps to Initiation By Kripamoya Das

There are several important steps towards initiation in ISKCON. Although requirements will differ according to locality, most of the steps described here are common throughout the Society. Details are available from your local ISKCON centre.

Before…

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