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By the GBC

Resolved: That once a territory is formally designated as a “GBC Area,” a GBC shall be appointed for the whole Area as the Area GBC. Both steps shall involve appropriate and collaborative consultation with relevant leaders. That Area GBC would automatically become a co-GBC with all the other GBCs already involved in that Area – unless any of them wishes to withdraw. All the GBCs presently involved within a GBC Area shall determine, in consultation among themselves, the extent of actual responsibility the Area GBC will take for each country, state or territories in that GBC Area (it is expected that the Area GBC may need some ...

(2) Nov 18, 2018 -- 5,461 views
By Hari Narayana Das

As one of the participants of the festival devotees prepared the chariot nicely. the preparation was held at parking area in front of stores area. Devotees from Bali came earlier and made flower garland and the chariot team reassembled the chariot. A bus full of devotees from Lampung also participated on the ratha yatra of Lord Jagannath. They also carried Lord Jaganntah, Lord Balaram, and Their beloved sister Subadra devi on long journey from Lamung to Bogor. Devotees from Lampung arrived in Bogor at 01.00 A.m. and directly headed to Sri Sri Radha Govinda temple.

(0) Feb 23, 2019 -- 356 views
Hare KrishnaBy Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

“Worship of Krishna without Radha is not worship but pride. It is another unauthorized philosophy nourished by the concept of an impotent God. Krishna is alone the enjoyer; all others are to be enjoyed. The origin of all the enjoyed, or the asrayas (abodes of love) is Sri Radhika. To serve God under the subordination of His servant is the core of Vaishnava philosophy. Other philosophies devoid of subordination to the original shelter, or asra...

(0) Feb 23, 2019 -- 5,816 views
Hare KrishnaBy Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

In his book of essays, entitled Upakhyane Upadesa, "Instructions in Stories" (Gaudiya Mission 1936), Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura gives the following commentary on the story of Ekalavya: The translation from the original Bengali is by H.H. Bhakti-caru Svami. To many people, Ekalavya's devotion to his guru is ideal, but there is a special consideration...What was Ekalavya's fault? That should be considered. Wearing the mask of guru-bhakti (devotion to the guru), Ekalavya actually revolted against his guru. Whether his guru was actually c...

(0) Feb 23, 2019 -- 2,552 views
Hare KrishnaBy Srila Sarasvati Thakura

He said that previously the upavita was not used, only the dhoti and upper cloth, but later it became acceptable for brahmanas to wear an upavita instead of an upper cloth. When the Bengali devotees expressed surprise that South Indian brahmanis wore their saris with a kaccha, Srila Sarasvati Thakura stated that this was the correct Vedic method.

(0) Feb 23, 2019 -- 1,945 views
Hare KrishnaBy Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

Every spot on earth where discourses on God are held is a place of pilgrimage. Possession of objects not related to Krsna is our main malady. Those favored by God find their paths set by thorns. We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend the kirtana of the devotees can succeed. Let me not desire anything but the highest good for my worst enemies. As dalliance with the body in luxury increases, so wanes the spirit of service of the Lord. Those favored by God find their paths set by thorns.

(0) Feb 23, 2019 -- 8,640 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti Rasamrita Swami

His instructions, his organization, his strategies, his priorities and his disciples. Teaching by example and by words. How did he correct his disciples? Are all these relevant today in Srila Prabhupada's Iskcon? Is Iskcon fulfilling the vision of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati?

(0) Feb 23, 2019 -- 1,245 views
Hare KrishnaBy Niranjana Swami

One of the qualities of a devotee is that he is kind. So he would speak in a cutting way that was also kind, so that when people received Prabhupada’s cutting messages, they would still appreciate how Prabhupada was kind to them. And Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura preached also in a very strong, very cutting way and it would certainly polarize people - who could surrender and who could not surrender. Or who wants to surrender, but still sees that they have a long way to go. And who’...

(0) Feb 23, 2019 -- 3,345 views
By Jayabhadra Devi Dasi

This was the second rathayatra organized by ISKCON Amravati. First one was organized in the year 2017. The New Year in Maharashtra starts with rathayatra. We can say that ISKCON Pune is the opening batman in the series of rathayatra organized all over Maharashtra. They have their rathayatra in the first week of January. Rathayatra is a festival of sharing joy of the holy name and darsana of Their Lordships. The congregation devotees kept on asking to the temple management, will we have rathayatra this year, because after 2017 we did have rathayatra in 2018. So after a small meeting ...

(0) Feb 22, 2019 -- 451 views
By Shyamananda dasa

He who sees an object is called the seer, and an object seen by the observer is called the seen. The instrument of seeing, is called sight. It is a common error to deem the sense of sight the actual seer. Whatever we can measure by any of our senses we also call a seeable object, and he who senses it is called the seer. It is best that the jiva see himself as the object of Krishna's enjoyment. Thinking himself the seer, he sees the world as the object of his enjoyment. But thinking himself the enjoyer, under the influence of the false ego, will result only in his misfortune. It is not fitti...

(0) Feb 22, 2019 -- 3,813 views
Hare KrishnaBy Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura

The holy command of Shri Guru has been that we shall serve Godhead in association with one another. By the word ‘we’ he did not mean any one individual. There are many persons who are very selfish, indeed. They say, ‘I alone shall serve. It is incumbent on me alone. No one else has any claim to join me in my service of Godhead.’ But the kind heart of Shri Gurudeva says, ‘Come, let all of us jointly worship Godhead by giving up malice....

(0) Feb 22, 2019 -- 10,953 views
By Chandan Yatra Das

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura called this place “Vrindavana Pattan”, which means the place where the forest of Vrindavana is manifest. By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s spiritual potency, Syama-Kunda, Radha-Kunda and Giri-Govardhana of Vrindavana are all manifest here. Established by Sarasvati Thakura in 1918, this temple was the headquarters of his Krishna Consciousness preaching throughout India. During its peak time, there were 800 devotees here to cope with the daily influx of visitors.

(0) Feb 22, 2019 -- 3,706 views
Hare KrishnaBy Chandan Yatra Das

The care of the house where Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura was born was later taken on by the Gaudiya Matha. Now the entire house has been developed nicely, with a beautiful temple, devotee quarters, etc. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s murti is worshipped in the same spot where he took birth. When devotees were digging the soil to construct this temple, a nice smell of candana manifested from the place where he took birth. Six months after Bimala Prasada’s appearance was the event of Lord Jagannatha’s Rathayatra. As t...

(0) Feb 21, 2019 -- 3,745 views
By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of January 2019. 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) Feb 21, 2019 -- 456 views
By Praghosa dasa

Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK with over 2 million jivas residing in human bodies. It is the most multicultural city in the western world, as only half of those human jivas are in white bodies. So it is a wonderful city for delivering the message of Lord Caitanya and now with our new temple in the city centre, next to the university, it gives us a fantastic opportunity to do just that. Great devotees have come from Birmingham in the past such as HH Subagh Swami and HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami

(0) Feb 21, 2019 -- 798 views
Hare KrishnaBy Anantaram das

Devotees often find themselves immersed in conflict with other devotees and thus see their development come to a halt. This has certainly happened to me. By the mercy of Hari-Guru-Vaisnava, this is changing and I am slowly progressing in my spiritual life. I simply try to focus on chanting the holy name and on not committing offenses against any living entities, especially against devotees. I will share with you some excerpts from three books that have profoundly changed my life. I take the opportunity to beg for forgiveness from those Vaisnavas that I have offended by tho...

(2) Feb 20, 2019 -- 9,496 views
By Bhakti Caitanya Swami

Narottama Dasa Thakura appeared in Kheturi which I believe is in current day Bangaldesh. Eventually in his late youth or so he went to Vrindavan and in Vrindavan he met Srila Jiva Goswami and took shelter of him. Then he met Srila Lokanath Goswami and was very deeply struck by the character of Lokanath Goswami and his standards as a devotee and just who he was as a devotee

(0) Feb 20, 2019 -- 2,756 views
By Sri Nandanandana dasa

Sometimes I hear devotees say that they have been chanting Hare Krishna for thirty or forty years or more, and are still waiting to feel the taste for it, or the ecstasy from chanting, or from doing devotional service. I even heard where some devotee workshops were saying that it is not uncommon that devotees do not feel this bliss even after years of chanting, and that sometimes people leave the movement because they don’t feel the higher taste. They did not get what they expected. But the cure for that is clearly explained.

(0) Feb 20, 2019 -- 940 views
By bhakta Ankit

Srila Prabhupada wanted Krishna Consciousness to be preached in Bangladesh. Preaching there is really risky, however, pure devotees take the risk. HH Subhag Swami has been continuously preaching in Bangladesh for the past 45 years. In the early days, Maharaj used to preach wearing a formal dress and take shelter at some Hindu family homes.

(0) Feb 19, 2019 -- 654 views

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