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Iskcon devotees completed a total of 64 Padayatras for ISKCON50



Introduction

In 2016 ISKCON celebrated its 50th anniversary. Every ISKCON leader, member, project and zone was immediately inspired to jump into action. All festivals were geared at glorifying ISKCON and ISKCON’s Founder Acarya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. We at the Padayatra Ministry gave serious thought as to how we could celebrate…

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Teaching Position for Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula Australia



Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula

(Hare Krishna School – ISKCON Primary School)

Founder-acarya His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

525 Tyalgum Road, Eungella, 2484 NSW Mail to: PO Box 546, Murwillumbah, 2484 NSW

Ph: (02) 6672 3788 e-mail: …

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Crack the Code to Your Inner Joy – Read with us Everyday!

rack the Code to Your Inner Joy – Read with us Everyday!

(Based on Srila Prabhupad’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.15.27 — Los Angeles, December 5, 1973 )

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Krsna-krida – The Art of Engaging Children’s Playful Attitude

Children have a natural attraction to play. And, Krsna's playful pastimes are a natural attraction for a conditioned soul. Hence children can from very beginning of life cultivate a taste for devotional service very naturally. As…

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The unique position of Lord Shiva

The unique position of Lord Shiva

By Purushottam Nitai Das

Lord Shiva has a very unique and significant position in the cosmic manifestation. In fact Lord Shiva is the most powerful, second only to Lord Vishnu. Shiva…

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Gita Nagari Eco Farm report



As our global ISKCON family pushes forward into its 51st year, we can celebrate together the wonderful progress we have made for Srila Prabhupada’s pleasure. For individuals as well as our communities, farms, and international society as a whole, there has been much growth and renewal during the last half century. The Gita Nagari Eco Farm in Pennsylvania is one such center of rejuvenation, a vibrant project…

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Is Krsna consciousness a programme for the whole world



The four regulative principles are not so easy to follow. It is only possible if we have an intimate relationship with our spiritual master and we really feel that we are offering our life from moment to moment to our spiritual master, then it is possible. Otherwise, it may be possible for a while and then not anymore. These things are like that. Therefore, in our process the pure devotee, the spiritual master…

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Gaura Purnima Festival begins



With the hoisting of Garuda flag , in a colorful ceremony at Lotus park, HH Bhakti Charu Swami, GBC chairman, announced the official start of Gaura Purnima 2017 festival. As the Garuda flag started raising with divine chanting of Gurukulis & harinam, thousands of colorful flower petals showered all over the devotees with sweet bliss. Assembled Sanyasis broke coconuts as an auspicious way to begin the…

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Sri Isvara Puri – Disappearance of Sri Krsnadasa Kaviraja

Sri Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami has described in Sri Caitanya Caritamrta that the first sprout of the desire tree of devotion was manifested in the person of Sri Madhavendra Puri, and that that sprout developed into a sapling in the person of Sri Isvar Puri. Then, in the person of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Who was also the gardener Himself, that sapling become the trunk of a enormous tree, the desire tree of…

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Deal Diligently with Dil(Heart) By Rupeshgauranga Dasa

Circumstances or situations doesn't only affect our body but affect our mind and heart by creating emotional up and downs. Many times it happens that we forget about inner world due to over absorption or indulgence in outer world. We neglect the necessities of mind and heart thus creating…

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Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur's Appearance Day

From Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir

Date: February 15, 2017

Speaker:HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami

Subject: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.22.5

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur's Appearance Day

TEXT

tava sandarśanād eva

cchinnā me sarva-saṁśayāḥ

yat svayaṁ bhagavān prītyā

dharmam āha rirakṣiṣoḥ

TRANSLATION

Now I have resolved all my doubts simply by meeting you, for Your Lordship has very kindly…

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Gotras: A Simple Explanation

Whenever you go to visit a temple in India, and participate in the doing pujas or rituals, the priest will often ask you to which gotra your family line belongs. Then you tell him your gotra, and usually the names of your father and mother, and he puts that into the recitation of prayers to offer to the deity you are worshiping, and to get blessings from that deity. In other cases, a person introduces himself to elders by stating one’s name and gotra. This is a form of acknowledging one’s…

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Lord Krishna Descends to Reestablish Vedic Culture, by Stephen Knapp

Why the Lord descends into this world is for multiple purposes, but primarily for two reasons. One of which is that, since He originally enunciated the ancient religious path of the Vedas for the benefit of the whole universe, whenever that becomes obstructed by the demoniac or wicked atheists, He descends in one of His forms, which is in the transcendental mode of pure goodness. Thus, He again establishes the righteous Vedic path. It is explained that He is the same Supreme Person, and in…

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Ganesh, by Stephen Knapp

The principal scriptures dedicated to Ganesha are the Ganesha Purana, the Mudgala Purana, and the Ganapati Atharvashirsa. Brahma Purana and Brahmanda Purana are other two Puranic texts that deal with Ganesha.

Lord Ganesh is known as the son of the Shiva and Parvati, and is the god of luck and of “opening the way.” That is why many people pray to Ganesh before starting a new project, in order to proceed with as few obstacles as possible.

Ganesha became the Lord (Isha) of all…

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Marriage Matters – What Makes It Stronger By Visakha Dasi (ACBSP)

Gratitude

The health of a marriage depends on the emotional health of the individuals in it. It is gratitude that keeps those individuals healthy and free from dullness and complacency. Couples dedicated to spiritual cultivation enter not only a marriage but an ashram, the…

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Shabari meets Lord Ramacandra.

She grew up in a nishada family, and it was the day before her marriage, her father having brought thousands of goats and sheep to be sacrificed for her wedding. With compassion and sadness in her heart, not being able to bear to see the slaughter of those animals the…

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Principles of Freedom By Rukmini Devi Dasi

“It’s my life and I’ll do what I want.” It is the rebel mantra of the human species. Freedom is the alluring promise that teenagers have faked ID’s for, eligible bachelor and bachelorettes remain single for, and nations have fought and died for. It doesn’t matter if it’s chocolate or vanilla, what…

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What’s Wrong with Our Politicians – Three Examples of Perfect Leadership

From Back to Godhead

To say that most politicians are incompetent, and in many cases downright dishonest, isn’t very controversial. We’ve all read about their blunders, their tricks, and their schemes. So the aim of this article is not to give proof…

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The Science of Knowing God

From Back to Godhead

By Navina Syama Dasa

Can the investigation of God through the method of Krishna consciousness really be called scientific?

God: The Evidence; The God Delusion; God: The Failed Hypothesis; The Language of…

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Logic vs Scripture.

Question: In CC Adi 17.167 Caitanya Mahaprabhu criticizes Islam as being illogical to Chand Kazi “There are many mistakes and illusions in your scriptures. Their compilers, not knowing the essence of knowledge, gave orders that were against reason and argument.” But in prior verse…

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