Jan 31 2014 WSN December 2013 - Wow! Another year better than the last one: over 8 million books distributed! The highest total since 1995!

By Vijaya das

Look what New Delhi did: 641,898 book points! And look what Juhu did: 453,396 book points! Incredible. And Mayapur: 325,423 book points. And look what the simple temple, Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath in Chowpatti, did: 309,661 book points--amazing. All of these temples increased by 999% above their monthly average. I think the book distributors in these temples were in samadhi, especially Madhusundara Prabhu in New Delhi who did 31,410 book points. He should be in the book distributors hall of fame if such a hall ever manifests.

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Jan 3 2014 Approaching The New Year By Making New Resolutions To Come Closer To Krishna

By Radhanath Swami

2013-12-31 Evening Class: Approaching The New Year By Making New Resolutions To Come Closer To Krishna (video)

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Jun 7 2013 Balabadra Bhattacharya das: 40 Years of Service in Atlanta

By Sikhi Mahiti das

Balabadra was born in Atlanta, became a devotee in Atlanta, and has never served in any other temple since. He was an airport book distributor back in the day, temple vice president for 5 years, and temple president for 20 years! He continue to serve despite being replaced. He is always present at temple functions, he has a weekly gita class, and unlimited harinams

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May 27 2013 Prabhupada Festival, Los Angeles, honoring recently departed ISKCON Vaishnavas

By lalive.us

Guru Das: Let's not wait until we die to offer help! Video of the second day of the famous Prabhupada Festival in New Dwarka

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Mar 13 2013 That takes a little intelligence

By the GBC Community Relations Office

Senior Srila Prabhupada disciple and longtime initiating guru HG Bhurijana Dasa shares Srila Prabhupada's pastime and his thoughts about the SGGS 2013

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Apr 20 2012 Krishna Krishna!

By Krishna-kumara Dasa

To my surprise, the girl was spontaneously drawn in, like iron to a magnet, and grabbed a book. The boy followed suit and grabbed the other book. I briefly explained who I was and what the books were all about. They both took a book, and she gave an exceptionally large donation. She eagerly asked, "You said 'Krishna Krishna!' right? I've been learning about Krishna in my 'Hindu Gods & Goddesses' class, and I LOVE Him! He's my favorite."

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Sep 8 2008 Good and Faithful

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

When we reached Moscow, one of the devotees meeting us rushed up to me in the parking lot. "Guru Maharaja," he said, "after your flight took off from Irkutsk, there was an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale. There are reports of 900 people injured, some dead as well.

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Feb 23 2008 A remembrance

Hare KrishnaBy Srutadeva das

"Srila Prabhupada, sometimes the devotees chant 'sri krsna caitanya prabhu nityananda - prabhu nityananda prabhu nityananda.' Is that all right?" Srila Prabhupada turned to look at me and with his beautiful, deep transcendental voice said, "Yes."

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Nov 7 2007 A Poetic Rendition of Damodarastakam

Hare KrishnaBy Kalakantha dasa

After You steal butter, Your earrings dance and shine, as You flee Your mother in Gokula pastimes. Though you are all blissful, all knowing, ever-new. Greatest of controllers, Your mother controls You.

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Jul 10 2007 Wheat and Vraja

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Wheat is a food which has always abundantly grown in the rich soil of Vraja. Krsna Himself was fond of the preparations cooked from Braja wheat, especially because they were soaked in the devotional love unique to Vrindavana.

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Jan 22 2007 UNITY IN DIVERSITY - THANKS TO KALINDI THE COW

Hare KrishnaBy Janananda Das

Chanting Hare Krishna with a completely fixed goal. No consideration of who’s who – off the bodily platform. One goal – Save Kalindi! No material thoughts or motives. It felt like Samadhi - deep Krishna consciousness.

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Sep 19 2006 Varsana sunset

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Let hundreds of arrows of harsh words pierce my heart. Let hundreds and hundreds of kicks fall on my head. Let hundreds of days pass where I am unable to get even the smallest meal. Remembering at every moment the fair and dark glories that are my life's treasure, and whose forms are two oceans of sweet nectar, I shall happily live in Vrndavana.

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Sep 13 2006 Yogesvara

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti Vikasa Swami

The following was composed by Giriraja Maharaja (then a brahmacari) and read to Srila Prabhupada during a Room Conversation — October 15, 1977, Vrndavana

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Sep 7 2006 “Ahh, this is Krsna!”

Hare KrishnaBy Srutakirti dasa

Often times I would bring them to his bedroom just before his evening massage. Throughout his massage he would smell them off and on. He would then keep them on His pillow (close to His nose) all night. The following morning, I would find the flowers gently laying on the pillow exactly where they had been the night before. The flowers looked as fresh and fragrant as ever, looking as if they had just been picked.

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Aug 29 2006 A nice meditation for distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books

Hare KrishnaBy Prabhupada priya dd

Who will not steer a small child away from a fire? Any sane person will do it, even if he is a complete stranger. No one will just sit there and watch him get burnt, especially not someone who considers himself religious. So who will not jump up to steer these ignorant people away from hell. It is so easy; just give them a book, some prasada, the holy name.

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Aug 24 2006 The “Golden” Stone Pot

Hare KrishnaBy Srila Bhakti - siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

Those who consider casteism among the Vaisnavas, classifying them as brahmana-Vaisnavas, ksatriya-Vaisnavas, vaisya-Vaisnavas, sudra-Vaisnavas, or as candala-Vaisnavas, simply indulge in a speculative inference as "golden" stone pot.

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Aug 24 2006 “Modern-Day Pastimes”

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Whether it was the cowherd boy Lord Krsna or the young shepherd Jesus Christ, it appeared the great Woodstock Festival had been purified of all animosity and both groups were now free to peacefully share their message of love. "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb; and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."

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Aug 21 2006 Tears of happiness

Hare KrishnaBy Gadadhara Dasa

She was very thankful to me, expressing again and again her happiness that I brought these books to her. She told me that it must be by the grace of God that I came there. Then she started to shed tears profusely. Seeing I was a little bit embarrassed by this, she told me, "Do not mind these tears; they are tears of happiness."

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Aug 18 2006 “The New Site”

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

The headmistress smiled. "I visited your village at Woodstock last year," she said. "When I came, one of your leaders was speaking on the stage. After listening to his talk, I understood that the values you uphold are everything we try to impress on the children we teach. But the real change came when I walked through the whole Woodstock festival.

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Aug 15 2006 For the Benefit of Everyone

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Although Vasudeva Vipra was a leper and had suffered greatly, still Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu cured him. The only return the Lord wanted was that Vasudeva preach the instructions of Krsna and liberate all human beings. That is the process of the International Society for Krsna Consciousness.

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Aug 14 2006 How I Became a Devotee - Jayananda, The Perfect Leader

Hare KrishnaBy Jada Bharata Dasa

Jayananda Prabhu then came and started to talk to me. I told him that I was up all night. He then brought me upstairs and told me that I should go to bed and that he would wake me in the afternoon to go out on the Saturday night Harinama Sankirtana in Times Square.

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Aug 11 2006 The secret of fearlessness

Hare KrishnaBy Chaitanya Charan Das

Have you seen how peacefully a child sleeps in the lap of his parent, even in a noisy, crowded local train? The hustle-bustle disturbs everyone, but not the child – due to his implicit faith in the protection of his parent.

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Aug 11 2006 Recent mercy story

Hare KrishnaBy Pankajanghri das

A Few hours later the people who work in the memorial service came to us and exclaimed in amazement - “We have never seen anyone’s ashes look so white and beautiful like jade as your father’s! What happened to him? What were you chanting for him?” “Could you write it down for us? We want to learn and we think we can also chant while doing our service here.”

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Aug 9 2006 Devotees Have No Ambition

Hare KrishnaBy Srutakirti dasa

Knowing the exalted position of our beloved Srila Prabhupada, one can appreciate that His Divine Grace knew who he was dealing with, what they meant and exactly what he wanted them to understand. Srila Prabhupada never compromised the philosophy to please anyone. He always spoke the absolute truth!

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Aug 9 2006 A Poem For Srila Prabhupada

Hare KrishnaBy Kalakantha Dasa

I could have been a doctor, Had I but stayed in school; Might have made a couple million, Built a fancy house and pool. I could have written novels, Legislated laws and rules; I could have been a music star; I could have just been cool. Instead I laid my youthful years Like flowers at your feet; Malpouras caused my interest, Samosas my defeat.

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Aug 9 2006 Temples

Hare KrishnaBy Radhanath Swami

Our temples, it is so very important that we learn the science of properly giving and receiving the association of devotees. Actually every guest that comes is Krishna’s specially invited guest. And it is our duty to give them every possible opportunity to make spiritual advancement. It is the first priority.

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Aug 3 2006 How can offenses be avoided?

Hare KrishnaBy Sacinandana Swami

What actually was the matter is called "Paralysis through analysis"-being paralyzed by thinking too much. One who is continuously absorbed in various thoughts, always living with the fear to commit offenses, will not be able to chant properly.

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Aug 2 2006 Diary of a Traveling Preacher - “The Will of the People”

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

We have no business creating enemies, but the process is such that non-devotees will always be inimical toward us. Nevertheless, as stated in the sastras, a devotee should be both tolerant and merciful. Devotees engaged in preaching should be prepared to be accused by ignorant persons, and yet they must be very merciful to the fallen conditioned souls.

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Aug 1 2006 AFTERNOON IN VRINDAVAN

Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

This is the wonderful return of Krishna to Vrindavan that happens at this time of day. Learned Vaisnavas who try to think about the Lord meditate upon this pastime. In fact, Krishna’s pastimes as they happen throughout the twenty-four hours of the day are the subject of absorption of both practicing devotees as well as perfected devotees.

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Jul 31 2006 Krishna Meditation

Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

When rising in the morning, singing mangala-arati, chanting on our beads, we should follow the train of thought that is inspired by the words of the prayers, by the sound of the maha-mantra, by the vibration of Sukadeva Goswami as he speaks Srimad Bhagavatam. All of these things are meant to lead us back to the pastures of Vrindavan.

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Jun 20 2006 Book Distribution of the Future–Today

Hare KrishnaBy Dayananda Das

“I see this taking off everywhere. It’s the future, because many temples now have fewer temple devotees but more congregational members. This encourages the masses to participate. Even those who can’t go out for book distribution directly can help by offering service or donating Laxmi for the cause.”

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Jun 9 2006 Unending happiness:possible?

By Urmila Devi Dasi

Why do we desire a never-ending, ever-increasing happiness, a happiness not dependent on any experience of sadness, in a world that doesn't seem to afford such a phenomenon? In other words, if such happiness doesn't exist, why would anyone look for it?

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Jun 6 2006 Pure existence

By Ravindra Svarupa dasa

Selves are beings that experience, centers of consciousness, subjects. Matter does not experience; it is without subjectivity, it is completely an object. Selves live; matter is lifeless.

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Jun 6 2006 The lake of Lord Hari

From Mukunda-mala Stotra

The desert of material existence has exhausted me. But today I will cast aside all troubles by diving into the lake of Lord Hari and drinking freely of the abundant water of His splendor.

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