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Veganism, Vegetarianism and Prasadarianism

Veganism, Vegetarianism and Prasadarianism

By Dusyanta dasa

In this article that is dealing with the differences between Veganism, Vegetarianism and Prasadarianism there is a necessity to provide quotes from scripture, from Sri Guroh and from Sadhu. As Vaisnava devotees of Lord Krishna we always use these three principles to authenticate our actions, our ways, and our decisions. Any…

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Surrender Unto Me”—Krishna’s Loving Invitation

By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi

Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s instructions come to the aid of those of us who shudder at the mention of the word “surrender.”

Growing up, my older brother and I would sometimes get into physical fights. I can’t remember what we would fight about, but a few times a month when my parents weren’t home we would end up in a skirmish. He would often bend my arm behind my back, telling me to surrender by saying…

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Relationship Between Lord Krsna And Lord Rama and 25 Jewels of Ramayana

Relationship Between Lord Krsna And Lord Rama and  25 Jewels of Ramayana

Shri Ram is Maryada Purushottam, Krishna is Lila Purushottam.

Lord Rama was born in afternoon whereas Lord Krsna was born in mid night.

Lord Krsna was born in Astami and Lord Ram was born in Navami

Lord Rama appeared in Treta Yug and Lord Krsna appeared in dwapara Yoga

Lord Rama is incarnations of Lord Krsna, whereas Lord Krsna is Lord himself.

Shri Ramachandra was the son of Dasarath…

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Lessons on selfless service from Ramayana

Ramayana teaches the spirit of selfless service and sacrifice. For the devotees, there is strong nourishment needed in terms of hearing and studying the glorious characters exhibiting unparalleled sacrifice. This helps them practise renunciation in its true spirit, namely the spirit of selfless service.…
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Real Knowledge Changed My Life

Real Knowledge Changed My Life

By Vishakha Devi Dasi

Despite years of academic study, I didn’t know anything until I met Srila Prabhupada.

“In this material world there are different types of achievement, but of all of them the achievement of knowledge is considered to be the highest because one can cross the ocean of nescience only on the boat of knowledge. Otherwise…

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Bhaktin Sakshi Donates Scholarship for TOVP Construction

Bhaktin Sakshi Donates Scholarship for TOVP Construction

Bhaktin Sakshi from Delhi, India decides that the scholarship money she received from her college would best be spent on “higher education” by helping to build the TOVP to fulfill Srila Prabhupada’s desire to bring millions of people to Mayapur, and ultimately back to Godhead. This is truly the best use of intelligence in the Lord’s service and a wonderful example of…

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His Grace Sesa Das, ISKCON GBC and Minister of Education, Speak About the TOVP

His Grace Sesa Das, ISKCON GBC and Minister of Education, Speak About the TOVP

Sesa prabhu expalins that, as the Minister of Education in ISKCON he sees the TOVP as an educational project and an integral part of our missionary work to educate the general public about Vedic knowledge. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity we are part of and he encourgaes us to give our “might” to help in it’s…

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Indian Government Agrees to Restore Yamuna River’s “Ecological Flow”

The Indian government has finally agreed to restore the Yamuna’s ecological flow through several steps demanded by protestors, beginning with bringing the sacred river under the Environment Protection Act within two to three months.

The move is a huge victory for the Free Yamuna Campaign of Braj (the land of Lord Krishna’s pastimes), which has been fighting for years now to restore the beleaguered river.

It is also a direct response to the Campaign’s third protest march since…

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Message from Gurumaharaja on His 66th Vyasa Puja

Dear Disciples and Well-Wishers, 

Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

In order to fulfill Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's prediction that Krishna's Holy Name will spread all over the world, around 150 years ago Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura revived the preaching…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.4

TEXT 4

niscayam srnu me tatra 

tyage bharata-sattama 

tyago hi purusa-vyaghra 

tri-vidhah samprakirtitah…

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Thought Of The Day

So Krsna is the master of the senses. The whole world is struggling for sense gratification. Here is the simple philosophy, truth, that "First of all let enjoy, let Krsna enjoy. He is the master. Then we enjoy." Tena tyaktena bhunjitha. The Isopanisad says everything belongs to Krsna. Isavasyam idam sarvam: [Iso mantra 1] "Everything belongs to Krsna." This is the mistake. Everything belongs to Krsna, but we are thinking, "Everything belongs to me." This is illusion. Aham mameti [SB 5.5.8].…

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TOVP Tour Diary Day 4 – Dallas, Texas Tops Alachua

Early Sunday morning, March 15th, the TOVP Team consisting of Jananivas prabhu, Radha Jivan prabhu, Vraja Vilas prabhu and Sunanda prabhu flew to the Lone Star State, Dallas, Texas.

Arriving at Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji Dhama, the Lord’s Padukas and Sitari…

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TOVP Tour Diary Day 5 – An evening at Mr. and Mrs. Vora’s Home

On Monday, March 16th, while still in Dallas, Texas, the TOVP Team visited Mr. Vora’s home at his invitation, bringing the Lord’s Padukas and Sitari.

The previous evening at the temple during the TOVP presentation Mr. Vora had pledged a Silver Gratitude Coin and…

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TOVP Tour Diary Day 6 – Jananivas Deity Seva Seminar

While traveling with us, Jananivas prabhu is giving Deity Seva Seminars and other talks at the temples in-between traveling.

On the evening of Tuesday, March 17th he gave his first Deity Seminar at the Dallas temple to another packed temple room of devotees eager to learn from…

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TOVP Tour Diary Day 7 – Travel to Denver, Colorado, New Badarikashrama

From Dallas, our next stop is Denver, Colorado, home of Sri Sri Radha Govinda, Gaur Nitai and Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra.

Like Dallas, this is one of the original 108 temples established by Srila Prabhupada which he personally visited and installed the Deities. We…

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TOVP Tour Diary Day 8 – Jananivas Prabhu’s 71st Birthday Celebrated

On Thursday, March 19th the Denver devotees congregated to observe the 71st birthday of Jananivas prabhu (and Pankajanghri prabhu).

Just as Srila Prabhupada came to America at the advanced age of 70 to bring the message of Srila…

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TOVP Tour Diary Day 9 – $200,000 Pledged from Denver Temple

On Friday, March 20th, the TOVP presentation took place to an audience of about 75 devotees. The Padukas received an abhisheka during an ecstatic kirtan while Jananivas placed Lord Nrsinghadeva’s Sitari on everyone’s head.

Temple President Tusta Krishna prabhu introduced the…

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TOVP Tour Diary Day 10 – Travel to Hillsborough, North Carolina, New Goloka Dhama

Saturday, March 21st was a day of traveling, flying to North Carolina to the community of devotees in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

We arrived too late in the evening for any temple greeting and went straight to our accommodations at the house of Aditya Narayana prabhu and his…

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TOVP Tour Diary Day 11 – $230,000 Raised in New Goloka Dhama

On the morning of Sunday, March 22nd, the Lord’s Padukas and Sitari were greeted at the temple with kirtan and an abhishek and arati, and placed on the altar. In the evening we made our TOVP presentation to the Hillsborough community.

This temple was built…

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TOVP Tour Diary Day 12 – Jananivas Prabhu Deity Seva Seminar

On the evening of Monday, March 23rd, the temple filled up again to hear Jananivas prabhu speak on Deity worship. For almost two hours he spoke, bringing great happiness to all the devotees present.On the evening of Monday, March 23rd, the temple filled up again to hear…

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