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HH. Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami Maharaja addressing the students during Graduation Ceremony 2016-17

During the 2016-17 Bhakti Sastri Graduation Ceremonies, we were honored to have many wonderful sannyasis, and senior devotees join us and congratulate the students on completing their studies. Both students and guests had the opportunity to hear these senior devotees speak and offer words of wisdom. Here is an…

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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 15



Episode 14:  Reactionary Response From My Mind: Cynicism

“In the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, the word dainya (humility) is explained as follows: "When unhappiness, fearfulness and the sense of having offended combine, one feels condemned. This sense of condemnation is described as dinata, humility. When one is subjected to such humility, he feels physically inactive, he…

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Hearing, a means of self realization for the age of Kali

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu also recommended this process of hearing as a means of self-realization in the present Age of Kali.  -The Nectar of Devotion, Chapter…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 8.19

TEXT 19
bhuta-gramah sa evayam

bhutva bhutva praliyate

ratry-agame 'vasah partha

prabhavaty ahar-agame

SYNONYMS
bhuta-gramah—the…
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Does My Spiritual Master Care For Me? By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Within such a huge organisation like Iskcon, it is not surprising to sometimes experience less of the affection we expected. There are several reasons for this. But if a disciple feels this way about his or her guru in good standing, does it indicate a neglect of some sort?

The…

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The Ultimate benefit – Sreya By Chirag Dangarwala

In many of Srila Prabhupada’s lectures he exclusively explains about the two topics  sreya and preya.  He explains that sreya means the ultimate benefit  and preya means immediate profit. Just like  children want to play all day long that is preya,  but the parents know that they must go to…

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1st Ratha Yatra in Sragen, Indonesia By Nila Kamal das

Sragen is regency in the eastern part of Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Sragen, located about 30 km to the northeast of Surakarta. Sragen is bordered with East Java Province to the east. Presently there are no devotees that are staying in Sragen.

The first time…

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Dealing with addiction By Dina Krishna Das

We all have attachments in this material world. The secret of success is to dovetail these attachments to Krishna. This is easy said, than done. However, if you have access to a mature devotee, then the doors of detachment will start to open into the garden of Bhakti.

We have five senses…

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“Tiger or President – Full of Anxiety” By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

74/06/27 Melbourne, Bhagavad-gita 3.27

(Town Hall)

Srila Prabhupada: (leads chanting of “om namo bhagavate vasudevaya”)

prakrteh kriyamanani

gunaih karmani sarvasah

ahankara-vimudhatma

kartaham iti manyate

[Bg. 3.27]

Krsna says that all these…

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Laulyam Lalasamayi By Mahatma das

Last week I was asked, “What’s the most important practice for advancing in spiritual life?” Srila Prabhupada said chanting of Hare Krishna is most important. Some have suggested that devotee association is more important because without it, most of us wouldn’t have the strength to chant Hare…

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Saved from the Clutches of Maya By Danavira Goswami

“My father and the coach at UCLA were pleased with my volleyball successes, and…

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Iskcon Wellington Celebrates H.H. Subhag Swami’s Visit After Many Years

A lot has changed since H.H. Subhag Swami’s last visited the Wellington ISKCON temple many years ago. But the one thing that remains unchanged is the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and his disciples, H.H. Subhag Swami Maharaj being one of them. Initiated by…

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Lord Krishna and Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu come "once" every 1000 Divya-yugas (Maha-yugas) or every day of Brahma.

So a ''day-time of Brahma's 12 hours'' equals 1000 Maha yugas, Catur-yuga or Divya-yuga which are -.

Satya Yuga is 1,728,000 human years,

Treta Yuga is 1,296,000 human years long,

Dwapara Yuga 864,000 human years

Kali Yuga 432,000 human years.

And ''night-time of 12…

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Effects of hearing

“My dear King, one should stay at a place where the great acharyas [holy teachers] speak about the transcendental activities of the Lord, and one should give aural reception to the nectarean river flowing from the moonlike faces of such great personalities. If someone eagerly continues to hear…

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1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 14

Episode 14:  Maya's Attack! Feeling Helpless & Thoroughly Defeated!

“Outside the garden, when it was time to pull Jagannatha's car, all the workers called gaudas tried to pull it, but it would not move forward. 47 When the gaudas saw that they could not budge the car, they abandoned the attempt. Then the King arrived in great anxiety, and he was accompanied by his officers and friends.48 The King then…
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Power of Sound Vibration

"The state of conditioned life in the material world is just like that of a man lying unconscious, having been bitten by a snake. This is because both such unconscious states can be ended by the sound of a mantra.” -The Nectar of Devotion, Chapter…

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Bhagavad gita As It Is - 8.18

TEXT 18
avyaktad vyaktayah sarvah

prabhavanty ahar-agame

ratry-agame praliyante

tatraivavyakta-samjnake

SYNONYMS
avyaktat—from the…
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Overcoming Pornography Addiction By Dhameshvara Mahaprabhu Dasa

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Govardhan Eco Village Wins The National Agri-tourism Award By Anand Caitanya das

 

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