Jun 27 2013 The Secret of Levitation

By Sacinandana Swami

By experiencing the higher joy of Krsna consciousness in kirtan and having one's consciousness pacified, one easily gives up attachment to lower material pleasures. But what is even more important: One solicits the most powerful of the Lord's energies: His krpa sakti or mercy potency


Jun 17 2013 Does God Exist

By Jagdish soni

Although Scientists don’t believe in god but this article scientifically proves that God do exist and he is the creator, maintainer and destroyer of entire universe. I hope after reading this article all atheists will convert into theist


Jun 15 2013 Make Vrindavan Villages Film

By Bharat Chandra Dasa

The new film - Make Vrindavan Villages, takes the audience through a wonderful track of contrast between congested city living and simple lifestyle


Jun 13 2013 A Malinadu Gidda Experience

By Bhakti Raghava Swami

We have a golden hill. Not everyone has a golden hill, but we have. One day, Krishna willing, we will become famous as the HARE KRISHNA GOLDEN HILL. At present we are known as Sahyadri Sri Krishna Balarama Ksetra or SSKBK


Jun 11 2013 Can We Compare Iskcon With Other Faiths?

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Scholars and professors like to observe Iskcon and compare us with various religions. Devotees too, can feel that they belong to one of the faiths called Iskcon. Should we accept that we are just one of many, or is there something unique being neglected?


Jun 8 2013 An Audience with Nirantara Das, Veteran of Spiritual Sound

By Krishna Sharma das

Last week I was blessed to be granted an interview with devotional music veteran Nirantara Das, a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada, practitioner and preacher of bhakti-yoga for nearly 40 years


Jun 8 2013 Primary and Secondary Rules

By Madhavananda das

Vaiṣṇavas follow various vidhis or rules. However, it's not that all of these vidhis have equal importance. For example it is a rule that one should take bath daily, it is also a rule that one should chant the holy names daily, but of the two vidhis the latter is much more important


Jun 6 2013 The Cat Baba and the Blind Vulture

By Madhavananda das

A story based on the Sanskrit Hitopadesh of Sri Vishnu Sharma with some comments compiled by Madhavananda Das speaking about false devotees and institutions


Jun 5 2013 Of religion and philosophy

By Damodar Prasad das

Bertrand Russell, famed agnostic philosopher, has criticised Thomas Aquinas, famed Catholic philosopher for knowing in advance the outcome of his argument. He has claimed “The finding of arguments for a conclusion given in advance is not philosophy, but special pleading.”


Jun 5 2013 Criticism and Vaisnava Aparadhe: Is it Really Worth the Risk?

By Bhaktisiddhanta Swami

Criticism is fine when the hidden motivation is to support the spiritual welfare of another but when it is there to undermine without any pure desire for their spiritual upliftment, then that is a reactionary affair


May 31 2013 Consciousness After Death: Strange Tales From the Frontiers of Resuscitation Medicine

By Brandon Keim

Parnia: (a doctor at Stony Brook University Hospital and director of the school’s resuscitation research program) There may be something in the brain we haven’t discovered that accounts for consciousness, or it may be that consciousness is a separate entity from the brain


May 29 2013 A sysnopsis of the 5th ISKCON Vedic Ecology Convention

By Divesh Maharaj

The 5th ISKCON Vedic Ecology Convention was held recently at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. The event was attended by a diverse audience which included school learners and educators, university students and members of the public


May 29 2013 Does the Devotees’ Personal Touch Make a Difference?

By Bhakti-lata Dasi

Very often, the only link an inmate has with the outside world is his correspondence with the IPM devotees. Some are fortunate enough to have supportive family or friends, but most are not


May 24 2013 “Moscow Society for Krishna Consciousness” - 25 years after

By Radha-Damodar Das

What is the history of the events? What are the successes and what are the reasons for any failures? And what would Srila Prabhupada say, looking at the path followed by the first Vaishnavas in Moscow?


May 19 2013 Strictness is the Strength of ISKCON

By Sita Rama das

It seems most devotees in ISKCON rely on intuitive assumptions regarding the psychology of the audience we preach to; however, our assumptions can be erroneous. Strictness increases the attractiveness of religious organizations. This paper presents the logic behind this assertion and some recent empirical research on the role strictness plays in religious organizations


May 16 2013 Humility Means No Resistance

By Mahatma Das

Bhaktivinoda Thakura explains that grass doesn’t resist when it is walked on or thrown around. It doesn’t complain or scream out, “How dare you step on me or throw me here and there?!” As we say in California, “It goes with the flow.”


May 16 2013 Rising Through The Ranks

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Some devotees feel that they have to be extra educated or materially qualified, or to be a GBC, sannyasa or guru with disciples, in order to serve properly in devotion. Falling short of these positions, we may feel unqualified. There are some good news for all ‘unqualified’ devotees


May 16 2013 Doomsday Stop Drilling the Earth

By Abhaya Mudra Dasi

Today the Earth planet we inhabit, Mother Bhumi, is facing a monumental catastrophe in the form of exploiting her for oil. Though this modern artificial so-called civilization is based around wholesale destruction and pillaging of the environment, there are a few who have arisen to defend Mother Earth though soon it could be too late


May 16 2013 Sanskrit’s Nature And History

By Yamuna Jivana dasa

This is several questions made in the form of an article. I find them intriguing and aspire for answers. I beg kind insightful devotees to offer insights, and, if they find time, to evaluate or critique the answers which i have offered according to my own limited understanding


May 15 2013 “Sri Nrsimhapalli” Or Devapalli

By Chandan Bhatia

The Place Where Lord Nrsimhadeva Came To Take Rest And Wash The Blood From His Hands After Killing Hiranyakasipu


May 9 2013 Being ISKCON

By Dusyanta dasa

Simple living and High thinking is the solution to economic problems. Therefore the Krishna Conscious movement is engaging devotees in producing their own food and living self-sufficiently so that rascals may see how one can live very peacefully, eat the food grains one has grown one self, drink milk, and chant Hare Krishna


May 9 2013 The endless dance of theism and atheism

By Damodar Prasad das

In his summation during his debate with self-confessed atheist Stephen Law, HH Sivarama Swami made the following point: He said that for those individuals who take up the science of spiritual life, who “perform the experiment”, there is no need to argue


May 8 2013 Special souls

By Gunacuda Dasi

The Grade 2 children (ages 6 and 7) of Sri Mayapur International School have been studying the life of Srila Prabhupada with their teacher Kirti Kumari devi dasi. As part of their project they wrote responses to Srila Prabhupada's poem 'Markine Bhagavat Dharma' thinking about what Lord Krishna would say to His dear devote


May 6 2013 Why bad things happen to good people like me

By Purushottam Kumar

Most of the time we complain. Sometimes we may be vocal about it but most of the time we silently complain. Why did it happen to me? Why always bad things happen to good people like me? We always consider ourselves a victim of an unjust system


Apr 30 2013 GBC Resolution 304 - Prabhupada Prominent on Home Pages

By Nrsimhananda das

I am happy to report that the GBC passed my proposal to make Srila Prabhupada's presence on the home page of all Iskcon temples and preaching centers an official guideline of the Society. Srila Prabhupada's picture is currently MIA (missing in action) on numerous temple websites around the world


Apr 26 2013 Grihastha Ashram

By Yamunajivan das

If you have been to a circus you may have seen a tightrope walker constantly adjusting his long pole to keep it horizontal. Without these readjustments, the performer may lose his balance and fall. Similarly, by avoiding extreme views or behaviors that will throw us off our chosen life path, we can remain mentally, physically and spiritually balanced


Apr 24 2013 SRI SRI RADHA-SHYAMSUNDAR Temple of Sri Shyamananda Prabhu, Vrindavana

By Chandan Yatra Das

The Only Deity In The World Manifested From The Heart Of Srimati Radharani. At Seva Kunj, Sridham Vrindavana (next to Sri Sri Radha-Damodara Temple)


Apr 23 2013 Go Green, Not Pink, for a Sustainable Future in India

By Parth Parihar

(For the Huffington Post) India has long harbored a tradition of ethical vegetarianism, anchored on the dharmic traditions' commitment to ahimsa (nonviolence). This tradition can perhaps be encapsulated by Prabhupada's statement, "Indulgence in animal killing for the taste of the tongue is the grossest kind of ignorance,"


Apr 16 2013 Wash My Feet Not!

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Pope Francis has washed the feet of prisoners and has rekindled an interest in his message of humility and care for the poor, how does this resonate with the generally accepted Vaisnava tradition of spiritual leaders having their own feet washed? Or do genuine Vaisnavas resist having their feet bathed by others?


Apr 15 2013 One on One with the Youth Minister

By Manjulali Manjari Sevini Devi Dasi

Every society that thinks about sustainability will agree to the fact that continuity has a lot more to cover than just Eco-culture, recycling, administration etc.


Apr 7 2013 Women’s Spiritual Nature

Submitted by Visakha Priya dasi

When irreligion is prominent in the family, O Krishna, the women of the family become polluted, and from the degradation of womanhood, O descendant of Vrishni, comes unwanted progeny


Apr 4 2013 Durban Ratha-Yatra – Making Iskcon Relevant

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

How many of us wonder why, in spite of vigorous book distribution and innovative outreach we still appear irrelevant in society? What does it mean to be relevant? Have we generally consigned ourselves to just being isolated spiritual people with near impossible Vedic world objectives? Perhaps the Durban festival holds some clues


Apr 1 2013 2nd Annual Walk Across Detroit

By Jambavan Dasa

Last year myself and my good friend Yugala-kisora Prabhu decided to do something most people would consider completely insane—namely, walk across the city of Detroit


Mar 31 2013 Our divine society

By Gadi das

Srila Prabhupada has stated many times and many places of the acceptable humble attitude we must have… we have nothing to offer except our humble service, how small we and our service are, and how unlimited is Sri Krishna


Mar 28 2013 Solipsism v/s Theism

By Shyam Nityanand Das

There are fanatics in every church and even among atheists. Do not judge them, do not hook your mind in interactions with them, and do not be attached to winning your arguments with them


Mar 26 2013 Should a Spiritual Person be preaching from the Podium of a Political Party?

By Indradyumna Swami

SP: "So far your ideas about influencing the leaders of society, yes, that must be done. If such leaders of society can be influenced to preach on our behalf, help us to spread Krsna consciousness in some practical way, that is the best service"


Mar 24 2013 Texas Chaplain becomes a Devotee before Passing Away

By Bhakti-lata Dasi

In May 2012, a Chaplain from El-Paso, Texas, Steven Cottingham, emailed me in the hope of getting some books for the inmates he served


Mar 24 2013 What Do Cannibals Look Like? Take A Look In The Mirror

By Sahadeva dasa

Human taste buds have grown tired of all the flesh and blood we gorge upon daily. To the tickling taste buds, what could be more savory than a cute little baby, killed in the womb itself


Mar 20 2013 Recognizing Srila Prabhupada’S Greatness While Preaching In Bangladesh

By Devaki Devi Dasi

I had been contemplating Srila Prabhupada's greatness and outstanding position, meditating on how I could glorify him in a way which was relevant to the devotees here in Bangladesh


Mar 20 2013 “Yogapitha” - The Appearance Place of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu

By Chandan Yatra Das

Yogapitha is the actual site of Lord Caitanya’s appearance. In 1893, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura established this site. He personally collected funds to purchase this land and built a small temple here

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