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Bhakti is Superior to Jnana and Yoga

Lecture on Bhakti is Superior to Jnana and Yoga by Bhanu Swami

(Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 02, Text 32)

(Bhanu Swami has been a GBC member since 2003. His zonal assignments cover South India, and he is co-GBC for Japan.…

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Take only Krishna Prasada

Lecture on Take only Krishna Prasada by HG Sri Giridhari Prabhu (Tamil)

(His Grace Sri Giridhari Das was introduced to krishna consciousness in the year 1999 and was initiated by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami Maharaj in the year 2002. He currently serves as…

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Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 01, Chapter 17, Text 27

Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 01, Chapter 17, Text 27 by Bhakti Vinoda Swami on 31 Jan 2016 at ISKCON Coimbatore

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How to become attentive when mind keeps orbitting around foolishly

Lecture on How to become attentive when mind keeps orbitting around foolishly by HG Radhe Shyam Prabhu on 03 June 2015 

(President of the Pune branch of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) that has over 600 centres worldwide Director of Vedic Oasis for…

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Lessons from Sri Madhavendra Puri’s Last Days, February 6, Alachua

“When Madhavendra Puri was at the last stage of his life, Ramacandra Puri came to where he was staying.

“Madhavendra Puri was chanting the holy name of Krsna, and sometimes he would cry, ‘O my Lord, I…

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Bhumi Puja for the VIHE Govardhana Retreat Centre – and Construction Begins

Abhishek at the groundbreaking ceremony

The Govardhana Retreat has been going on since 2000 – the first with only thirty students under the trees surrounding Giriraja (we still remember having to crawl under a…

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ISKCON Purchases 50 Acres Near Downtown Columbus

A Bhakti Vriksha group gathers in Columbus

ISKCON of Columbus, Ohio, USA, has purchased fifty acres of prime real estate fifteen minutes’ drive from downtown Columbus.

On the land, which they have offered to…

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King Mucukunda's prayer

O Lord Krishna, the people of this world, both men and women, are bewildered by Your illusory energy. Unaware of their real benefit, they do not worship You but instead seek happiness by entangling themselves in family affairs, which are actually sources of misery. That person…

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Scared to become a devotee

By Jatayu dasa (SDG)

A long, long time ago when I was not an ISKCON devotee I developed a growing interest in spiritual life. After many years of taking drugs and attending rock concerts I had become sick of life.

I had been manager in several companies I worked for, most of the…

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Throwing Coloured Dyes on Holi

By Gandhari Devi Dasi

We are seeing that now more Iskcon centers are celebrating Holi with burning of Holika and throwing the colored dye festival. So there are some points to be mentioned about these celebrations. I was requested by a senior mataji to share this…

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Beating the ‘ritualistic’ mind

By Madhumati Pushkarini

Coming from a traditional family in India, the land of myriad ceremonies, rituals and customs, my mind was conditioned to all of it. Quite naturally. As a child I rarely questioned about anything we were ‘asked’ to do such as offering obeisance to parents first…

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Prasadam Exploitation



Question: How can we take prasadam without being totally hedonistic? Is it possible to deeply experience the prasadam without reinforcing the experience of sense gratification?
 
My Answer:
I think this subject is too advanced for most of us. Most of us are not tyagis (renunciates), and even those of us who are supposed to be renunciates live in air-conditioned buildings, sleep on beds, etc. etc,…
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Why do bad things happen to good people?

Good and bad things happen to everyone in this world – no one is exempt. This is the nature of a world where everything has two sides – everything can be used for pleasure and everything can be used for pain. We should see this dual nature of the world and understand that we are not in the right place. And for this reason, we should get out of here and go back to the spiritual world where there is no pain but only pleasure! The best way to go…

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This is a correctional facility

Atheists argue that God cannot exist because there is so much tragedy and evil around us. If God is all good, evil cannot exist and because evil exists, God cannot exist. If we look at this world objectively, the atheists are indeed correct. There are tragedies taking place…

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Admissions now open for Sri Mayapur International School

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New book release: Belong – Gita daily series book 3

Belong addresses our heart’s longing to belong to something bigger than ourselves – a longing that is nourished and fulfilled by the Bhagavad-gita’s transformational message of spiritual love. While presenting that message in accessible 300-word nuggets, Belong shines the light of the Gita on many themes important for our inner growth:

Optimism: Our willingness is more important than our…

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ISKCON 50 celebrations 2016 in Mumbai. Devotees, congregation

Devotees, congregation, wellwishers, and the general public filled Mumbai’s Jamnabai Narsee Ground to its 4,000-person capacity for a colorful glorification of Srila Prabhupada’s historic achievements this February 5th to 7th. 

“Srila Prabhupada famously stated, ‘Bombay is my office,’” says Western India Communications Coordinator Parijata Dasi. “So we were happy to host one of the first major ISKCON 50…

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Famous heart stealer Sri Krishna Bhagavan.

Srila Prabhupada: Decorate the Deity as nicely as possible with nice flowers and dress. You will forget all other false beauty. Letter to Kirtanananda, October 22, 1968.

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Devotees inspired by ISKCON 50 to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s Books

By Mathura Lilesvari Devi Dasi

Thaipusam is a festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon day in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). It is mainly observed in countries where there is a significant presence of Tamil community such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore. The festival commemorates the occasion when Mother Parvati gave Lord Skanda a Vel “spear”…

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ISKCON Cow Science meeting

AURANGABAD: To help coordinate cow-protection initiative the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in association with SARA Group has organised a unique Gau-Vigyan Parishad - the Council for Cow Science.

ISKCON…

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