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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 -- 3,630 views
Hare KrishnaBy Gauravani dasa

1. He is known by many names, the most common ones being Vamana (the little dwarf), Trivikrama (he who has taken three step; the giant form), and Upendra (Indra's younger brother); 2. In every planetary system the denizens worship a particular visnu-tattva as their sole Lord (Plaksadvipa, Surya-Narayana; Brahmaloka; Maha-purusa; Maharloka; Yajna-purusa, et cetera) and in the heavenly planets, the demigods worship Lord Visnu in His plenary portion: the four-armed Vamana; 3. When Indra and the demi...

(0) Sep 21, 2018 -- 8,188 views
Hare KrishnaBy His Divine Grace A.C.B. Swami Prabhupada

So when Vamanadeva appeared, Bali Maharaja was attracted by His beauty as a Dwarf Brahmin, and as he was charitably disposed, he wanted to give Him some charity. But Sukaracharya, being elevated in mystic yogic powers, he could understand that Vamanadeva was Visnu. And in order to favor the demigods, He had come there to cheat Bali Maharaja in the shape of begging some charities. Bali Maharaja was puffed up with his material vanities, and Vama...

(0) Sep 21, 2018 -- 1,548 views
Hare KrishnaBy Radhanath Swami

Bali Maharaj performed a hundred Aswamedha yajnas when he was ruling very powerfully. So little Vamanadev, just by himself, walked with his bare feet and came upon the arena of the sacrifice on the banks of Narmada River. When Bali Maharaj saw him, this little dwarf – he was so effulgent, so beautiful, he radiated such purity and compassion – Bali Maharaj’s heart filled with joy. He stood up, and all the brahmins who were performing the yajna with him, they all stood up to offer honor and...

(0) Sep 21, 2018 -- 3,353 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 -- 1,596 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 -- 538 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 -- 622 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...

(2) Sep 19, 2018 -- 6,171 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

(0) Sep 19, 2018 -- 521 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

(0) Sep 19, 2018 -- 612 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 -- 3,778 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 -- 4,765 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 -- 1,797 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 -- 9,286 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 -- 5,955 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 -- 775 views

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