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Vaisnava Taxi Drivers in New Orleans Pledge Half-a-Million Dollars to TOVP

On Sunday, May 17th, the TOVP North American Tour arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana to visit the ISKCON temple, fondly named mini-Mayapur by His Holiness Jayapataka Swami because of its congregation of Bengali devotees, many from Sridhama Mayapur. We were greeted by a rousing kirtan and brought to the temple room where the Lord’s Padukas and Sitari received an elaborate abhisheka.…

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Kanai Natashala: Where Sri Chaitanya’s Ecstasy Awakened

This little-known holy place played a major role in the inauguration of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu'ssankirtana movement.…

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The Road Ahead

By Indra Krishna Dasa

A Dubai commuter, stuck in traffic, muses on how modern inventions have failed to improve the quality of our lives and have added to our distress.

It’s 7:00 P.M., and I’ve been driving for more than an hour. As I head home…

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WSN April 2015 – World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare Krsna,

Please accept my humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Practically every month, we see Los Angeles in the No. 1 position in the USA. But April was a special month. The LA devotees did 18,404 book points and were the No. 1 temple in the world. And Santiago…

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Seven stages of purification and transcendental elevation

By H.H. Radhanath…

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Sadhu Sanga Retreat in North Carolina

The second day of the Sadhu Sanga Retreat in North Carolina (7 min video)

Indradyumna Swami: On the second day of the Sadhu Sanga Retreat in North Carolina an amazing lineup of kirtaneers took us all to new heights of bliss while chanting the…

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Sankirtana: Welfare for All Beings

By Dayananda Dasa

“Is chanting all that your religion does? Don’t you do welfare or anything like that?”

Alex, my barber, works at the Pilatos salon in Queens, New York, on the cusp of a Hispanic neighborhood. The salon has mostly Latino…

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Jayapataka Swami – Cares for Others While Being Cared for at the ICU

By Mathura Lilesvari Devi dasi

As many of you may know, on the morning of May 10th, 2015, HH Jayapataka Swami was found having severe breathing difficulties and was rushed from Mayapur to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital in Kolkata. After spending a…

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My Muslim Brother

By Indradyumna Swami

A Muslim doctor in Sarajevo showed how to live peacefully together, with respect and appreciation for other cultures and religions.

Each day, before downloading my email, I mentally prepare myself for dealing with the good,…

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Time, the Winkless God

By Mathuresha Dasa

A look at what the Srimad-Bhagavatam has to say about time, a concept that has challenged philosophers for centuries.

Time is a little difficult to define. Philosophers and theologians have tried for at least…

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ULTIMATE WEAPON OF KALIYUGA - HARE KRISHNA MAHAMANTRA

Lord Shree Krsna,'s name is so powerful that when AJAMIL a sinful person chant NARAYAN to call his younger son out of fear of YAMDUTAS at the last moment of death, he was saved by VISNUDUTAS and given second chance.

It is because even though he called for his son named NARAYAN which is actually LORD KRSNA's name and because of that his all past sins were burnt.

It is so simple to accept and use this ultimate weapon of HARINAM to make purpose of our human form of life…

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Why does Laxmi Devi bestows her favour on impious persons ?

Hare Krishna.

26th May, 2015. Vrindavan

Laxmi Narayana

I had written in an earlier blog about a wonderful purport that I heard in…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.38

TEXT 38

visayendriya-samyogad 

yat tad agre 'mrtopamam 

pariname visam iva 

tat sukham rajasam smrtam…

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The President of India meets the GCL Competition 2015 winner

Gita Champions League

Dear Prabhu(s) / Mataji(s),



Please accept our humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Gita Champions League(GCL) is a Bhagvad Gita contest organized by ISKCON Chowpatty since last 4 years.

This year 2015, the winner of the contest was Ms. Maryam Asif Siddiqui, aged 12 from Mira Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra.…

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KRISHNA'S OMNIPOTENT AND SELF SUFFICIENT SENSES - Srila Prabhupada Letter London 23 November, 1969

Regarding your question, it is welcome. It is not outrageous. Any honest question is welcome. The Spiritual Master is meant for answering any honest question. Krishna has genitals certainly. It is said that He has eternal, blissful Body, full of knowledge. So when He has got a body, He must have all the parts of a body. But we should not consider that His parts of the body are the same as ours.

In the Brahma Samhita it is said…

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The President of India meets the GCL Competition 2015 winner

Gita Champions League(GCL) is a Bhagvad Gita contest organized by ISKCON Chowpatty since last 4 years.

This year 2015, the winner of the contest was Ms. Maryam Asif Siddiqui, aged 12 from Mira Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra.…

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Bhakti is About Seeking Shelter

Radhanath Swami: One of the diseases that we come to spiritual practice with is that we expect things to go our way – “I am serving God and this is the way God should deal with me”. I have done this many pujas , this many sacrifices. He should make my children…

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The Age of Forgiveness

The age of forgiveness *(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 02 January 2015, Simhachalam, Germany, Caitanya Caritamrta Antya 7.16)* We must not blindly follow but always use our intelligence to deeply understand our philosophy and all the stories from the different ages. In previous ages, quite…

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Who are these people walking in the hot sun and distributing so many books?

PADAYATRA INDIA IN ANDHRA PRADESH

On May 13th we arrived in the village of Jangaredypalli, 30 kms from the city of Eluru,  headquarter of the West Godavari district of Andra Pradesh. Only three more days to reach Eluru.

Since one month we have been graced with the company of Radha Vallabha prabhu from ISKCON Tirupati, a holy city located in the Southern part of Andhra Pradesh. Being well acquainted with this area, he is taking padayatris to remote villages…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.36-37

TEXT 36-37

sukham tv idanim tri-vidham 

srnu me bharatarsabha 

abhyasad ramate yatra 

duhkhantam ca nigacchati

yat tad agre visam iva …

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