Lord Chaitanya’s movement, the highest benediction for human society (video)
Srimad Bhagavatam class by HG Anuttama Prabhu, Feb 9, 2020, at ISKCON Mayapur.
Pastimes of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur by H.G. Dinabandhu Prabhu (video)
It is an offense to the Holy Name to think of the spiritual master who spreads the glories of the Lord as an ordinary human being.
5 Gems from Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur.
Chaturatma Dasa: While studying about Madhavendra Puri I came across these gems. Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur says that there are 5 primary counter examples we should learn from Ramachandra Puri: (1)Faultfinding, especially finding fault in Vishnu and the Vaishnavas, is extremely detrimental to ones spiritual advancement. A devotional practitioner should look at his own faults rather than at others. By correcting his own faults, he will be able to make some advancement.
Bhakti Caitanya Swami: This is the Deity of Lord Gauranga which Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura chanted in front of when he took his great 9 year vow to chant a billion names of the Lord....
More Devotees, Happy Devotees: The Seven Stages of ISKCON Membership.
How many stages are there in bringing a person from vague awareness of ISKCON to active membership? You can describe it in any number of stages, and the diagram above has six, but I counted seven. Here they are, with two things that happen at every stage:
Srila Prabhupada: “Write a letter to the Coca-Cola company and propose that they change the name of their drink to ‘Enjoy Hare Krishna’
Danavir Goswami: Prabhupada spoke to guests at the Sunday night programs. At the end of his lecture he asked if there were any questions, and one old lady cried out, "Why have you come so late?”
She was practically in tears that she had missed the opportunity to take to Krishna consciousness when she was younger. Prabhupada said, “Because you are so late.”
On another occ...
Krishna is not an optional source of entertainment - he is the indispensable source of shelter Gita 04.09 (4 min video)
Many people like to hear Krishna’s pastimes as a pious form of entertainment. Even if they know vaguely that he is God, their interest in him is as a source of entertainment.
Significantly, the Bhagavad-gita states that hearing about Krishna can do much more than entertain – it can elevate and liberate. Those who understand him in truth attain him, never to return to this distressful world (04.09). This implies that p...
Excerpt from the original manuscript, entitled “Who Is Crazy.“ By A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
"All Vedic literature is imploring us, “Don’t sleep! Don’t sleep! Be awake! Be awake! Get up! Get up from this sleep! Utilize the boon which you now have. Don’t be foolish.”
People are working hard, and earning enough to eat. Especially in your country, there are sufficient means for eating, and nobody is starving. That’s all right, but they are still not satisfied. I have studied this very carefully...
Sensibility in devotional service (video)
Srila Prabhupada: Krishna is the root of everything. IF He is pleased, everyone will be pleased. If you pour water on the root, the water will be distributed all over the tree. This is the best service to humanity. Letter to Mr. Karsan, December 2, 1976....
Bhaktivedanta Manor’s Haveli Opening.
We are very happy to announce that the Sri Krishna Haveli, the largest project in the history of Bhaktivedanta Manor, is now ready.
This purpose-built haven will serve as a cultural center, education facility, and an events space to meet the needs of our wonderful community.
We will celebrate the opening of the facilities on Monday 9th March with a day of festivities together with Gaura Purnima as well as Holika Dahan (6pm).
The festivities will culminate...
ISKCON's Padayatra Worldwide"...
TOVP: Pujari meeting before inauguration 2020-02-11 (Album of photos)
The pujari floor is (almost) ready for the inauguration ceremony, 13th of February. Huge facility for the worship of the Deities, but never enough when it regards the worship of the Supreme Lord
I’ve lost my heart in Mayapur.. Again! (Album of photos). Gopi Gita: It’s so soothing to be able to just walk down the guesthouse stairs to see my favorite Deities in the whole world - ever merciful Sri Sri Panca Tattva and gorgeous heart-throbs Sri Sri Radha Madhava....
Mystery solved: why so many good Irish devotees!
Adikarta Das: He had been to Ireland. I told him the Gaelic word for Ireland is Eire from the word Arian. Maybe that’s why there are many good Irish devotees. Even George Harrison was from Irish roots. Lots of them went to Liverpool which is one of the closest ports to Ireland, during the great potatoes famine.
A newly constructed display museum inaugurated at the BRC, Kolkata, India (Album of photos)...
Radhadesh is looking forward to wonderful organic veggies in the summer!
During the stormy weather we have some exciting news to share about our garden! Rik prabhu has been diligently working with the gardens, both flower and vegetable for many years now, on top of all the other things he does. So now Krsna has sent someone to really help push it forward in the form of a very nice devotee called Thibaut.
MotelGita: Thanks to the Asian American Hotel Owners Association for their continued support. For the 11th consecutive year, AAHOA has helped us with a booth for the upcoming Florida convention. It’s a platform that enables us to connect to thousands of hotel owners to place Bhagavad Gita in their hotel rooms....
Sridham Mayapur 2020: New Pujari floor in the TOVP (Album of photos)