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Water: A Meditation

Water: A Meditation

By Urmila Devi Dasi

Remembering water’s relation to Krishna can increase our devotion to Him.

In Hawaii, clear turquoise waves lapped at my knees while a multicolored sea turtle gently fed near my feet. It’s the allure of water that draws people to that peaceful, beautiful spot, like so many places people go to relax and rejuvenate. Several months later in London,…

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The Science of Knowing God

The Science of Knowing God

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The Fallacy of Fault-finding

The Fallacy of Fault-finding

By Madhavananda (das) GGS (Gopal Jiu Publications – IN)

Correction and chastisement is the business of guru. Those who aspire for bhakti should be careful not to try to cheaply thrust themselves into the position of guru, the position of Krishna. Therefore Bhaktivinode instructs us that if we want bhakti then, guru-abhimāna tyaji — “give up the abhimāna or conceit…

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Only Krishna can give us liberation

Only Krishna can give us liberation

rajya-kamo manun devan nirrtim tv abhicaran yajet kama-kamo yajet somam akamah purusam param

Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.9

TRANSLATION

One who desires domination over a kingdom or an empire should worship…

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King Dasharath and Lord Rama

Lecture on King Dasharath and Lord Rama by Vishwarup Prabhu on 24 Mar 2015

(Introduced to the movement of ISKCON in 1983 during medical college days. Started chanting 16 rounds in 1984. Acquired MBBS degree in 1985. Received first initiation in 1986 and Brahmin initiation in 1987.)…

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Joy is the Natural Fruity of Purity

Lecture on Joy is the Natural Fruity of Purity  by HG Chaitanya Charan Prabhu 

(HG Chaitanya Charan Prabhu is a celibate spiritual teacher (brahmachari) at ISKCON, Pune. He has done his Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering from the Govt College of Engg, Pune. He is a member…

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Bhakti Yoga with Great Force

Lecture on Bhakti Yoga with Great Force by Giriraj Swami on 25 Mar 2015 at Dallas

(Giriraj Swami has also taught at the Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education and continues to lecture and to give presentations at japa retreats and workshops around the world.)…

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Put your trust in something sublime

Put your trust in something sublime by HH Indradyumna Swami on 04 March 1994 at UK

(Indradyumna Swami is a disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), a Sannyasi traveling preacher, and a guru or spiritual…

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What is real yoga ?

Hare Krishna.

16th April, 2015. Gurgaon

Quotes-by-Bhakti-Charu-Swami-on-Goal-of-Life

 

Q:  Can we do a 15 minutes yoga and achieve  self realisation ?

Ans: Srimad Bhagavatam does not agree with it.  Real yoga is very different.

The great sage…

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Thought Of The Day

So our Krsna consciousness movement is meant for, I mean to say, allowing, elevating all living entities... Of course, it is not for all. It is very difficult. But anyone who has accepted this Krsna consciousness movement, if he follows the principles, then he's surely going to home, back to home, back to Godhead. That is certain. But if you deviate, if you become attracted by maya, that is your business. But we are giving you information: This is the process, a simple process. Chant Hare…

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TOVP Tour Diary Day 25 – Visiting Nimai’s Bliss Kitchen, Blessing the New ISKCON Towaco, New Jersey Property, and the TOVP Presentation at the Towaco Temple

TOVP Tour Diary Day 25 – Visiting Nimai’s Bliss Kitchen, Blessing the New ISKCON Towaco, New Jersey Property, and the TOVP Presentation at the Towaco Temple

Sunday, April 5th was another busy day for us. In the morning we visited Nimai’s Bliss Kitchen run by…

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10 Easy Steps to Dress Deity

10 Easy Steps to Dress Deity



By Agrani Krishna Dasa

While dressing Deities have you faced a situation that you have put garland first and then you realize that you should have actually put the necklaces first? Due to which you land up in repeating things one after another which results in a delay in dressing the Deities. Ultimately darshan arati is delayed. In order to quickly finish dressing we…

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The Glorious Life of Kuntidevi

The Glorious Life of Kuntidevi

Dear Devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

This edition is about the glorious life of Srimati Kunti Devi.

NBS # 10 Features:-

1) Life Of Kunti devi

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

2) Akrura’s Meeting With Kunti Devi

Sri…

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This year is the 50th year anniversary/golden jubilee of the Jaladuta Diary.

This year is the 50th year anniversary/golden jubilee of the Jaladuta Diary.

This year is the 50th year anniversary/golden jubilee of the Jaladuta Diary. April 1965: While approaching the Scindia Steam Navigation Company in Bombay to sponsor his passage to America, Srila Prabhupada received one of their complimentary diaries. He used it at first as an appointment book. Once his voyage to America on the Jaladuta began in August of that year, he made regular entries in the diary to record the events of the journey.This diary of the voyage of the Jaladuta is a personal account of the challenging journey that launched Srila Prabhupada’s life mission. Readers will find it to be a remarkable document in the history of religious movements. It reveals the full measure of Srila Prabhupada’s devotion, faith and self−abnegation, which qualify him as one of the world’s few genuine spiritual leaders. We hope this book will inspire others to appreciate Srila Prabhupada’s triumph over adversity and to follow in his footsteps. Read it online here: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=16783

This year is the 50th year anniversary/golden jubilee of the Jaladuta Diary.

April 1965: While approaching the Scindia Steam…

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With a powerful chopper of Nama Sankirtana, I will cut the knots of demoniac desires from the hearts of everyone

With a powerful chopper of Nama Sankirtana, I will cut the knots of demoniac desires from the hearts of everyone

Download the audio for this lecture here:

http://www.mayapurtvarchives.com/p/downloads-2015.html

From Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir

Date: March 5, 2015 Speaker: HG Suresvara das

Subject: Gaura Purnima

I’m so…

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“The Lord is coming! The Lord is coming! Haribol! Haribol!”

“The Lord is coming! The Lord is coming! Haribol! Haribol!”

Download the audio for this lecture here:

http://www.mayapurtvarchives.com/p/downloads-2015.html

From Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir

Date: March 5, 2015 Speaker: HH Jayapataka Swami

Subject: Gaura Purnima

Beginning of recording missing.

HH Jayapataka…

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Krishna, Lord of Paradox

Krishna, Lord of Paradox

By Satyaraja Dasa

A brief analysis of Bhagavad-gita 9.4, 9.5, and 9.6.

The Bhagavad-gita is one of the world’s perennial wisdom texts. Because it offers knowledge of the Absolute Truth, some of its texts can be difficult to understand. Few are as difficult as verses four and five of Chapter Nine: “By Me, in My unmanifested form, this entire…

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Akshaya Tritiya & Chandan Yatra

Akshaya means ‘that which does not diminish or perish’. Hence, Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring never ending success and good luck. Every year, Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated on the 3rd day of bright half of lunar month of Vaisakha month of Hindu calendar. It is auspicious because Akshaya Tritiya day is devoted to Lord Vishnu as it is observed as the birthday of…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 18.12

TEXT 12

anistam istam misram ca 

tri-vidham karmanah phalam 

bhavaty atyaginam pretya 

na tu sannyasinam kvacit…

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Krishna Conscious and me!!

Well, i don't know how to start and what to write but as the title suggests, i should be writing about krishna consciousness and how i came into it. My relationship with him had always been kind of off and on....

Before writing i'd like to introduce myself and my background, not that i am a great being but just to share my personal experiences. I am a social worker and a mental health counsellor by profession, prior to this i was working as a human resource professional in an MNC. I…

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