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Dandavats! All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

By Radhanath Swami

Patanjali writes in the Yoga Sutras that attachment arises from remembering past pleasant activities. As we remember the pleasure of these activities, we become attached to doing them again. Detachment works in a similar way: we remember the pain of past activities and we thus detach from them. If your brain links pain with activity in the past, as well as in the present and the future, you will give it up. It then becomes a neural response because you feel the pain in your nervous system. It is no longer information; you simply can't act that way again.

Dec 31, 2019 -- 3,720 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mahatma Das

"Too Busy to practise Bhakti" "Six Generations from now" "Discipline vs Regret " "Face Your Demons" "You Teach your kids by your marriage" "Unhealthy Possessiveness" "Krsna knows everyone's heart" "Promise of Vaikuntha" "Envy affects your Japa" "Pushing Your Growth Buttons" "Sincerity will keep you in Krsna Consciousness" "Realizations are Special Gifts" "Chanting produces more chanting" "Forgiveness brings you closer to Krsna" "A Vow is an Offering"

May 7, 2017 -- 2,029 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

Not only is Srimati Radharani’s love golden—that is the color of maha-bhava—but the color of prema is also like that. So our attachment to Krishna, our love for Krishna when it is offered to Him, it will also increase the greenness of all things, and green of course means that things are growing very nicely. When things become burnt out they turn brown, or when they die they wilt. So similarly, if our thoughts are always green with remembrance of Krishna’s pastimes, then that means we have a healthy state of Krishna consciousness. ...

Feb 22, 2017 -- 10,436 views
Hare KrishnaBy Srutadeva das

The kirtana was uproarious as Prabhupada entered the airport with the devotees. He was leaving New York after their first, wonderful Ratha-yatra (July 1976). The kirtana grew more intense as he went through the security check. Hari Sauri, Guru dasa, and I followed behind. In the waiting lounge, Srila Prabhupada took a seat and kindly motioned for Guru dasa to sit next to him. A well-dressed man seated on Prabhupada's other side, noticing that there were others with Srila Prabhupada, very politely moved to another seat. Prabhupada again very...

Feb 9, 2017 -- 5,044 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jada Bharata Dasa

In the afternoon he came and woke me up and I went out on one of the famous New York Temple Harinams. We came back to the temple and I took some milk Prasadam with Jayananda. That night I stayed with another Bhakta and was woke up the next morning. Jayananda Prabhu personally took care of me that morning explaining to me everything that I should do. He told me that I should sit with him and chart japa. He noticed that I was chanting very quickly and he told me to take the beads out of the japa bag. He noticed that I was moving the bead forward unconsciously while I w...

Jan 8, 2017 -- 5,677 views
Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

The captain eventually announced that we were approaching Irkutsk but would have to circle the airport until some fog had dispersed. Some time later the two stewardesses approached me. "The captain is asking you to pray to God for all of us," one of them said. "We are running out of fuel," said the other, "and we can't circle the airport much longer." They stood waiting. "Well," said one of them, "are you going to pray?" I hesitated. Then I joined my palms, closed my eyes, and said a short prayer. When I finished, they left to tell the captain. Suddenly the plane v...

Jan 8, 2017 -- 6,518 views
By Urmila Devi Dasi

Can one find happiness in this world? For most of us what we call “happiness” is the temporary mitigation of distress, or sadness. Without sadness, there is practically no meaning to happiness in a material conception of life. First, all that we term "happiness" depends on some sort of prior suffering. We enjoy eating because we feel the pain of hunger; without any hunger or appetite, eating will bring us no pleasure, no matter how tasty and well prepared the food. We find ...

Jan 15, 2016 -- 8,409 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mrs.suganthi Lakshminarayanan

Honestly the devotion and dedication by the Devotees of ISKCON is too exemplary and beyond any words to describe. Please accept my infinite humble pranams to one and all GURU MAHARAJS, and the Devotees who are serving and who have WISELY carrying out their life to SRI SRI RADHE KRISHNA,in the SriDham, I am spell bound by their Dedication towards SRI SRI RADHE MADHAV, GURU MAHARAJ, even in FLOODS, [leave alone normal day, daily duties] doing the duties with utmost LOVE , AFFECTION...

Sep 9, 2015 -- 1,701 views
Hare KrishnaBy Aradhya Gauranga Dasa

At Mayapur, Radha Madhava is decorated nicely and seated on a swing . All devotees wait patiently in a queue to swing Their Lordships. The swing (jhulana) beautified with splendid flower decorations, colorful beads, etc. A special flower rope is used to pull the swing. An arotik is performed after Sri Sri Radha Madhava are seated on the swing, and devotees bring a variety of bhoga to please Their Lordships. Kirtana and bhajans go on for almost two hours, and many visitors join in to pull T...

Aug 28, 2015 -- 2,336 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sutapa das

With a sparkle in his eye and a look of disbelief the man replied: “Amazing! I’ve been looking for you guys!” He went on to explain how he had received one of our books, read it cover to cover, and begun practicing mantra meditation… all by himself. He has never had any contact with a Hare Krishna community, temple, or practicing devotee. He simply read the book, became convinced and proceeded to string his own beads. Now he carries those beads with him everywhere he goes, quietly whispering t...

May 30, 2015 -- 2,540 views
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. When the selves enter the alien, material energy, they acquire and animate bodies ma& out of lifeless matter. Driven by a desire to forget Krishna and their relation to Him, they identify themselves with bodies of matter- In this way the self becomes a divided being.

Apr 4, 2015 -- 5,398 views
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.

Jan 31, 2014 -- 3,348 views
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

Jun 7, 2013 -- 3,025 views

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

May 27, 2013 -- 2,032 views
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

Mar 13, 2013 -- 2,293 views
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.

Jul 10, 2007 -- 8,284 views
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.

Sep 19, 2006 -- 5,987 views
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

Sep 13, 2006 -- 5,620 views
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.

Aug 29, 2006 -- 5,241 views
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.

Aug 24, 2006 -- 3,982 views
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."

Aug 24, 2006 -- 4,888 views