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By the GBC

The ISKCON Initiated Devotees Global Database is hereby established; all ISKCON initiating spiritual masters (and others who might be managing databases of departed diksa-gurus) shall share their disciple database with this repository upon request and on a regular basis. The ISKCON Initiated Devotees Global Database will provide a secure platform for storage, collation, information processing and management reporting, and should regularly update the database for meaningful data analysis and data mining. The database shall be owned by the Governing Body Commission and shall not be used for any other purpose without the written author...

(0) Mar 29, 2018 -- 3,621 views
By Kripamoya Das

There are many lessons for Vaishnavas to learn from the narration of His activities, as found in the 8th canto, 18th chapter of the Bhagavat Purana (Srimad Bhagavatam). Amongst the lessons are these: 1. That God comes to this world in many forms; not just once, in one form, or even many times in the same form, but many times in many forms. He is never limited by the form, but remains all powerful. 2. That all other gods are meant to offer homage to Him. They did this when, appearing as a young child, he was awarded the sacred thread by Brihaspati, the guru of the gods. The sun god gave Him the...

(0) Sep 20, 2018 -- 1,228 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kalakantha Das

Why do many rich people end up giving their money to charity? Because they find that just piling up money and stuff gets old. Deeper, lasting happiness only comes from pleasing others. People who never learn this seem sad and pathetic. For a sustainably happy life, the Gita advises sacrifice for others at every stage of life, culminating in sacrifice for the Supreme. Though we belong with God, because we have become separated from Him we live in an uncongenial place wh...

(0) Sep 20, 2018 -- 329 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhadra Rupa Dasa

Life is an art to live, and a work of art is like a window to the spiritual world through which we can express our personality, our sensibility, and our ability. More than simply perfecting a technique to provide entertainment. By the mercy of Srila Prabhupada, I learned about Krishna, the supreme flutist! I invented and patented a flute. The first time in history (recognized by Lund University) that a musician earned a university degree based on a musical invention...

(0) Sep 20, 2018 -- 456 views
Hare KrishnaGopika-Kanta Dasi

The majority of second generation youth utilize a double life strategy that ultimately becomes unsustainable. The story of identity crisis and experiences of cognitive dissonance are rampant among second generation youth. Therefore, as a current Sunday School educator in ISKCON of New Jersey who specifically works with adolescents, I've embarked on a journey to answer this question: How can ISKCON communities bridge the gap for second generation teenagers operating in...

(0) Sep 19, 2018 -- 4,510 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hanumatpresaka Swami

With Ramanan Nagarajan and Goloka Education, NIOS is now developing curriculum and institutions for Sanskrit Centric Education and continuing work in such areas as Carl Jung and the Bhagavata, Two Princes: Hamlet and Arjuna and locally promoting gorgeous cultural events such as Viva Kultura in Nashville

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(0) Sep 19, 2018 -- 484 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of August 2018. North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors. Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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(0) Sep 19, 2018 -- 590 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhuvana Pavani Devi Dasi

Lord Caitanya then inquired: What is the most profitable thing in the world, the essence of all auspicious events? Ramananda Raya replied that there is nothing as profitable as the association of pure devotees.” (Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Page 341) When did I meet Srila Prabhupada? The year Srila Prabhupada arrived in Butler, Pa. (Sept. 1965). Is it possible I was visiting my Grandparents in Butler? Did I happen to catch a glimpse of Srila Prabhupada? Or the following summer, at the age of 13, did I happen to walk downtown Butler where His Divine Grace had pr...

(1) Sep 18, 2018 -- 3,752 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

In the Vedanta-sutra it is said that sabda liberates us. When we say Hare Krishna, all the potency of Godhead is there. It is like being in the presence of the Lord, like reading all the Vedas, like seeing the spiritual world, like hearing all of Krishna’s pastimes, like understanding the philosophy if you know how to connect with the sound. That is the challenge: connecting with the sabda. because with any kind of relationship there has to be more than transmission; there has to be reception. If the other person isn’t receiving, then the relationship is not working. If...

(0) Sep 18, 2018 -- 4,728 views
Hare KrishnaBy Chaitanya Charan das

If we see our tradition, our tradition has primarily focused on internal change. Vishwanath Chakravarti Thakura lived in Vrindavan at a time when Mughals had devastated Vrindavan. That’s the time he wrote his Bhagavatam and Gita commentary. But he doesn’t mention even one word about the Mughal devastation anywhere in his commentaries. So traditionally scripture was seen as primarily a tool for philosophical exposition. In our tradition, Bhakti Vinod Thakur was the first one to write books on social issues. But he also did not mix scriptural commentary with social ...

(0) Sep 18, 2018 -- 1,781 views
By Giriraj Swami

The good news is that in this age of Kali, Sri Krsna came in the mood of Srimati Radharani. And as we read in the purport, Srimati Radharani is the tenderhearted feminine counterpart of Krsna. In The Nectar of Devotion also, Srila Prabhupada says that Srimati Radharani represents the compassionate nature of Krsna. Because Krsna is the father, He might be a little strict (which is sometimes necessary and beneficial), but the mother may be more compassionate, more understanding, more encouraging. Therefore devotees ap...

(0) Sep 17, 2018 -- 9,276 views
Hare KrishnaBy His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

This song was sung by Rupa Gosvami. He is the real person, actual person, to understand Radha and Krsna. So he says, "All glories to Radharani." radhe jaya jaya madhava-dayite. "She's so dear to Krsna." Krsna, everyone is trying to love Krsna, but Krsna is trying to love somebody. Now how great She is. Just try to understand. Everyone, the whole world, the whole universe, all living entities, they are trying to love Krsna. Krsna-prema. Lord Caitanya describes...

(0) Sep 17, 2018 -- 5,949 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kalakantha das

You have always been most kind and a dear friend to me and so many others. When we met in 1978 you had established the beautiful San Diego temple and were transitioning to being the bhakta leader so you could concentrate on recruiting and training new devotees there. As I had the same service in Los Angeles, we naturally began visiting and calling each other regularly to compare notes. During those turbulent days in ISKCON following Srila Prabhupada's departure you wer...

(0) Sep 17, 2018 -- 754 views
Hare KrishnaBy Radhanath Swami

To release the dormant love within our heart is only possible by the grace of the Lords Hladini Shakti, his pleasure potency Srimati Radharani, She holds the key that can unlock the deepest mysteries of the soul. But it is natural that which is most rare, most inconceivable is often misunderstood. When you go into Air India, sometimes you see on the walls painted Rasa Lila and there is Radharani dancing. And people; that are our tradition Radha and Krishna, but it is a very deep subject. That is...

(0) Sep 16, 2018 -- 3,728 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sacinandana Swami

Srila Prabhupada taught us how to please Lord Krishna by taking full shelter of Srimati Radharani: “Anyone who comes before Radharani to serve Krsna, oh, She becomes so pleased, ´Oh, here is a devotee of Krsna!´ She immediately recommends, "Krsna, oh, here is a devotee. He is better than Me." This is Radharani. I may be a, not devotee. I may be most fallen rascal. But if I try to reach Krsna through Radharani, then my business is successful. Therefore we should worship Radharani first. Th...

(0) Sep 16, 2018 -- 6,958 views
Hare KrishnaBy Anantacarya dasa

An early offering for Radhastami. Srimati Radharani, the tenderhearted, feminine counterpart of Godhead, is that one person in all of existence who knows best how to express love for Krsna. She is the supreme container of love for Him, and, as such, She is known as the asraya category. Moreover, it is She who, like a mother, nurtures us in our devotional service. Krsna, the object of Her love, comes once in a day of Brahma to display and enjoy His pastime mellows. A...

(1) Sep 16, 2018 -- 4,867 views

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