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India now third most trusted government in the world – What about its GDP?

By Bhadra Balaram das

While the opposition parties in India are recklessly engaged in criticizing the Modi-led BJP government on the issues of its GDP growth and allegedly weakening economy, the same government has been acknowledged by the World Economic Forum to be the third most-trusted government in the…

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Death at any moment

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

In many ways, old age is a blessing. For a Vaisnava, it is a great blessing. Why is it so? Because then, there is no more distraction. When we are young, we have so much fight. “Oh, I want to enjoy… but I have to be Krsna conscious! I should be Krsna conscious. I really want to be but I want to enjoy also.” When you are old, “Yeah, I want to enjoy but…

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Follow in the footsteps

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

We have to take inspiration from our previous acaryas. Advaita Acarya was around 85 years old when he was given the role as one of the main dancers in Lord Caitanya’s Harinama Sankirtan party and Haridas Thakur was in his 70s and he was another one of the main dancers. They danced in ecstasy, out of taste and spiritual strength. Vakreshwar Pandit would dance for 72 hours.…

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First Class Dialogue with Scientific and Scholarly community – Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami’s Matchless contribution to the BI mission

By Subal Shyam Das and Jaganmohini Devi Dasi​

This year (2017), on Nov. 24th, Friday, disciples, servants and well-wishers of H.H. Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami will be celebrating his 80th vyasa-puja.

On this most auspicious occasion, for the pleasure of all vaishanava community, we recall one of his vital contributions to the BI-scientific…

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Is it better to choose a guru born in a brahmana family?

By Purushottam Nitai Das

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura met with opposition when he had taken his disciples for braj mandal parikrama because many temple priests of Vrindavan were of the opinion that he should not have given brahminical threads to those who were not born in a brahmana family.

But Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati…

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Encounter with conflicting roles

By Radheshyam Dasa

In the section below, I have shown in italics, the relevant portions for our discussion on Conflicting roles of Sati:

It is said, “Satī was very much anxious to see her relatives at her father’s house, but at the same time she was afraid of Lord Śiva’s warning. Her mind unsettled, she moved in and out of the room as a…

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Course schedule for Mayapur in January with Devaki Mataji

Hare Krishna dear devotees!

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

In connection with the Institute for Spiritual Culture Devaki Mataji will be giving five deep and transformational courses throughout the month of January 2018 in Mayapur. Please see the course schedule below:

* 1st to 5th of January 2018: Our Need For Sheltering Relationships

* 8th to 12th of January 2018: The Vanaprastha…

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ToVP fund raising in Sydney

By Ramai Swami 

After visiting Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne temples, the ToVP team went to Sydney. The function was held at the North Ryde School of Arts hall, which the temple management use to fund raise for their new temple out west.

The event went well with Ambarish Prabhu and and his wife Svaha Devi Dasi giving speeches about the need…

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A Decision Made At Buenos Aires, Argentina On 16th November,2017

By Bhaktimarga Swami


I had no time to walk the streets today. I arrived by plane and there was greeted by Markendaya, who drove me through an ocean of cars. A warm homecoming…
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Upcoming Seminar - False Ego: Our Constant Companion and Trouble Maker

Please join us for a special Tuesday Sanga Seminar on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm on the False Ego: Our Constant Companion and Trouble Maker. This seminar will be given by our special guest, Hayagriva das. Some topics that will be addressed in this seminar:

  • The more we give up our false ego and identify as true servant, the more we will feel relieved from…
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The Networking Tree of Lord Caitanya

Countless people come to ISKCON Mayapur from all over India and the world, and ISKCON Mayapur has a number of preaching endeavors to attract these people to Mayapur and to preach the science of Krishna consciousness to them. ISKCON Mayapur’s preaching targets all people, both those from far away lands and those who reside within and near Mahaprabhu’s own land.

One of these preaching programs is the Mayapur…

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ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village Won the Aqua Excellence Award 2017 in the XI World Aqua Congress

By Anand Caitanya das

Every year the Aqua Foundation Group organizes the World Aqua Congress (WAC) on a theme related to environment and invites excerpts of papers from speakers from all over India. During the XI World Aqua Congress, this year, ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV) was awarded with the prestigious Aqua Excellence Award in the category of ‘Green Housing – Social…

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Deadly D’s to determination

By Hemarupa Caitanya Das

Determination is vital either in material or spiritual life. This determination exhibits a devotee’s hankering and sincere desire for attainment of the perfectional stage of devotional service. Lord Brahma, the original first living being was entrusted with the service of engineering the material world, based on the raw ingredients provided by the…

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A Belated Appreciation Of Srila Prabhupada’s Spiritual Daughter And Disciple – HG Gayatri Devi Dasi

By Amarendra Das

Gayatri dd and I joined Krishna consciousness when Gargamuni Prabhu [then a sannyasi] came to Gainesville, FL in November, 1970. We were living together in a small duplex a couple of blocks from the University of Florida campus, where we were going to school. A short time after meeting Gargamuni, we invited him to move in with us.…

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Grammy Academy Award for Havi das

Havi das (Ilan Chester), a disciple of Srila Prabhupada received recently a Grammy Award in Las Vegas for his extraordinary musical career as a musician, singer and composer. Millions of people attended or watched the ceremony while Havi das took the opportunity to include Krishna conscious messages in his speech of acceptance, translated into English in this report.

Havi das: Good morning to you all, many…

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A Remarkable Experience in Wellington, New Zealand

By Bhakta Mukesh

HG Chaitanya Charan Prabhu needs no introduction. From Australia to America he has given talks on spiritual subjects at universities like Princeton and Cambridge and companies like Intel and Microsoft. This time, it was New Zealand’s fortune to welcome this spiritual scholar of ISKCON’s leading intellectual body to the capital city…

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Saved from the Clutches of Maya

From Back to Godhead

By Danavira Goswami

“My father and the coach at UCLA were pleased with my volleyball successes, and my mother was satisfied with my academic work. But I wondered if Krishna was pleased.”

I was…

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UK Radio Station Broadcasts Krishna’s Peace Formula

By Visnupriya devi dasi

On November 3 and November 10, 2017 the United Kingdom radio station Source FM (96.1), which broadcasts in the Falmouth/Penryn area, presented Lord Sri Krishna’s peace formula, from Bhagavad-gita 5.29, to its listening audience via both FM and the internet. This wonderful sharing was done by radio host Sophie Sweatman on her weekly show, “Sophie’s…

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Jagannath Ratha Yatra on Bandung Light Festival 2017

By Hari Narayana Das

The people of Bandung City flocked to the Asia-Africa area to watch the Bandung Light Festival event which is the closing event of the 207th anniversary series of Bandung City

Approximately 70 cars are decorated in various forms and filled with light, lined up along the Asia-Africa Road closed for private vehicles.…

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