Krishna Conscious SOCIETY RETREAT 2019 at Bhaktivedanta Manor, November 16, 2019 . Check out the highlights from today!...
How to give up bad habits.
Question: I have heard that Bhakti Yoga helps us to give up bad habits. But how exactly does it work?
Radhanath Swami: My dear godbrother, Shyamsundar, he is an example of how bhakti can transform a heart, to help us give up very difficult habits.
In 1967, Srila Prabhupada asked Shyamsundar to carve the deities of Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra from the little model that they had. He was in his room working, very, very hard. One day, Srila Prabhupada came into the room to examine how the deities were, and he s...
Vaisesika Dasa: The word, decide, means, “to come to a resolution in the mind as a result of consideration.”
Before leaving one’s present human body, a man or woman has the chance to make a fixed number of decisions. Because our time is limited, the number of decisions we get to make is also limited.
However, the decisions that we make now – before the process of aging debilitates us – directly determine our future body and facility.
Bhakti yogis keep their spiritual intelligence sharp by regularl...
Reading my books - excerpts from Conversations.
Conversations and Morning Walks
1969 Conversations and Morning Walks
Room Conversation With John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and George Harrison – September 11, 1969, London, At Tittenhurst: Prabhupāda: So Bhagavad-gītā is accepted by scholarly section, by philosophers. So I think people should have one scripture, one God, one mantra, and one activity. One God, Kṛṣṇa. One scripture, Bhagavad-gītā. And one mantra, Hare Kṛṣṇa. And one activi...
Question: I read a quote that says that the secret of success is that we should act as if everything depends on ourselves, but internally we should pray as everything depends on Krishna, and these are two lines that internally we develop our devotion to Krishna, but also our expertise in different fields, like if we cook - then we should learn how to cook properly, or for example we play mridanga, we should also learn how to do it properly. ...
“Gossip! It will Destroy this Movement”
Melbourne Temple, 14 Burnett Street, St. Kilda, Thursday, 6 April 1972
‘Behind Srila Prabhupada’s room was a tiny, two-metre square kitchenette. There, each day, Citralekha would prepare rasagullas for Prabhupada, who ate the sweets daily with his breakfast. Around mid-morning, Upendra would start to prepare Prabhupada’s lunch.
A couple of devotees entered the kitchen while Upendra was cooking. Before too long, Upendra, as was his sometimes frivolous habit, had reduced the...
Karthika Month 2019 in Trivandrum (Album of photos)
A big HARIBOL to all our devotees who could distribute Lord Damodara’s mercy in 844 residences and offered 26400 Lamps.
We would like to thank HG Raviteja pr - Coordinator for these prog and his tireless seva.
Some SIGNIFICANT programs during this month
* Damodar deepa Yatra of karamana
* Beach Arattu fest
* Door to door prog of KBT
* Month-long prog of Pottayil
* Temple Lamp progs.
* Schools and orphanages
Ram das update (Nov. 15)
Written by Dhrti dd - his wife.
“Today, I brought Ram Das some special items to see his response. I thought how for 45 years he’s been an artist and wondered how he’d respond to the tools he used. I brought a tube of oil paint and a paintbrush to him. I opened the tube of paint, which has a distinct oil paint smell and placed it near his nose. Smell can bring so many memories into our consciousness. Then I placed the paintbrush near his hand, telling him his artist ...
What is consciousness? (9 min video)
By Drutakarma das (Michael Cremo)
Srila Prabhupada: A fish, when it is put into the land, it is unhappy, or death. Similarly, if you, the creature of the land, if you are put into the water, you are unhappy, and death. So because we belong to the spiritual nature, so long we shall remain in the material nature, we must be unhappy. Vrindavan, August 2, 1974....
“Don’t Criticize Iskcon or the Devotees” (4 min video)
Mahatma das: Prabhupada would tolerate disrespect of himself in order to keep a disciple engaged but he did not tolerate disrespect of Iskcon and his disciples. Although we were incompetent, he did not allow disciples to criticize other disciples.
Are You Spirit Smart?
Devotional Psychology by Ananta Gauranga Das.
The demon king Ravana — the quintessence of an intelligent fool — had expert knowledge of the Vedas. However, he abused his knowledge because his selfishness and lack of EI and S.I stole his wisdom. As a result, he exploited his subjects. People with high I.Q — more book knowledge — and low E.I and S.I result in characters without character. When we engage in spiritual subject matter it should not just enter into our heads. Rather it should penetrate our h...
A special message from Vrindavan Dham (9 min. video)
“Vrindavan Dham calls us to give up our false world which is based on the ego, and it invites us to enter the world where Krishna is the center.”