Apr 17 2014 Plans for Increasing Book Distribution

By the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

While ISKCON, the GBC, and the BBT are independent entities and thus the GBC cannot instruct the BBT trustees, the GBC humbly appeals to the BBT trustees to kindly get involved in pushing this process forward and making sure that the development of these plans actually happens. The Indian BBT and Indian GBCs are exempted from this resolution as they are already doing such powerful book distribution. Of course, they are welcomed and encouraged to present a plan for the coming year if they wish.

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Apr 16 2014 Surrender

By Srila Prabhupada

If I am thinking, "I am suffering," it is also Krsna's grace. We should take like that. Even in my consideration, I am in a position which is apparently suffering, we must accept as Krsna's grace: "All right, I have surrendered to Krsna. If Krsna is giving me suffering, that's all right." That is surrender. "Oh, I have surrendered to Krsna, and now Krsna is giving me suffering? Oh, leave Krsna consciousness." That is not surrender. Surrender means in any condition you'll remain surrendered.

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Apr 15 2014 Real Self or Iskcon Self

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

For instance, a ‘strict’ brahmacari gets into managerial positions and manages for the betterment of ISKCON, but in doing so also polarises a number of devotees and congregation members with his ‘take-it-or-leave-it approach. Later, the brahmacari is awarded the sannyasa order. At his sannyasa ceremony, he apologises for any hurt he might have caused. Would that apology be an institutional apology or a self-apology? It is an institutional apology. Are we to expect that this type of apology will absolve him of all offences committed on a personal self-level? In the meantime he might feel safe knowing he is ‘exonerated’, but Vaisnava realisations teach us that the offences will remain until they are forgiven on a person-to-person self-level.

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Apr 13 2014 Female Diksa Gurus

By the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

The subject of Vaisnavis initiating in ISKCON is further tabled until additional discussion at the 2014 GBC Midterm Meeting. In the meantime the GBC Eexecutive Committee will work on the following process: 1. Creating a committee of devotees who have no pre-determined view on this topic who will gather documents from all sources on the subject of female diksa-gurus. 2. The committee will sort, summarize, and categorize all documentation. Categories could include Srila Prabhupada's quotations, varnasrama-dharma, history within our sampradaya and other Vaisnava sampradayas, etc.

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Apr 12 2014 Chant Hare Krishna—–No Loss

By Srila Prabhupada

So Narayana is so kind that consciously or unconsciously, if you chant the holy name of the Lord, it goes to your credit. Just like sometimes when you walk in the street, people say "Hare Krsna!" So this is also going to their credit. When they offer their respect to a Vaisnava, that goes to their credit. When one comes in this temple, offers his obeisances, it goes to their credit.

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Apr 10 2014 These are the tests

By Srila Prabhupada

This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. You don't require to attempt for political reason and make Kṛṣṇa consciousness secondary. Therefore we say that if people, not all, if some percentage of the whole population of the world become Kṛṣṇa conscious, then all the problems of the world will be solved.

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Apr 10 2014 Minutes Of The Annual General Meeting Sri Mayapur Dham, February 19 – March 2, 2014

By the Governing Body Commission

2014 Zonal Assignments, GBC Officers and Members, Sannyasa Waiting List, Reaffirmation of Ministries and Standing Committees, ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary, Plans for Increasing Book Distribution, Adding New GBCs, Devotee Healthcare Guidelines, Should Women be Called “Prabhu”, “Mataji”, or “Devi”?, Sound Systems Guideline, The Hare Krsna Maha-mantra Should be the Primary Mantra in all ISKCON Kirtans, Chanting of the Holy Names of Srimati Radharani, Gender Kirtan, ISKCON Disciple Course Mandate, Regulations for Commencing the Service of Diksa-guru in ISKCON , Female Diksa Gurus and more

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Apr 9 2014 Letter of Appreciation to Ravindra Svarupa Das

By the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Dear Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. The entire Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness wishes to extend its heartfelt gratitude to you for your many years of service to the GBC. You have served as a member of the GBC with the highest standard of integrity, loyalty and dedication. This is a great credit to both yourself and our spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada. For almost three decades, your thoughtful comments, academic and sastric insights, bold analysis and devotional perspectives have helped to inform and form GBC opinion and resolutions.

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Mar 24 2014 WSN February 2014 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of February 2014

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Mar 21 2014 NASN February 2014 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of February

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Feb 25 2014 A GBC Foundational Document - Srila Prabhupada: The Founder-Ācārya of ISKCON

By Ravindra Svarupa Dasa

This work, "Srila Prabhupada: The Founder-Acarya of ISKCON", authored by Ravindra Svarupa Dasa, is officially endorsed by ISKCON's Governing Body Commission (GBC). The GBC requests all devotees and friends of ISKCON to give deep and careful attention to this work. To do so will broaden our collective understanding of, and appreciation for, the position of Srila Prabhupada and his unique role in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

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Feb 18 2014 NASN January 2014 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of January

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Feb 16 2014 From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! Speaker: HH Sivarama Swami

By Sivarama Swami

Welcome to all of the members of the ILS festival that is taking place. This a leadership seminar and I have been asked to give class on a theme that I am not so versed on. Not that I am versed on many things but not on leadership. And this was the verse that was given to us, a very well-known verse from the Fifth Canto. I remember when the Fifth Canto came out, this Fifth Chapter was one of the ones that the devotees were very fond of learning and memorizing.

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Feb 8 2014 “He Was a Great Saintly Person”

By Indradyumna Swami

“Victory! Victory! Victory! I behold something wonderful! All the inauspiciousness of the living entities is destroyed. No one is going to hell. Yamaraja has no more work to do and the effects of Kali-yuga have ceased to exist. This is because all over the world an increasing number of Lord Visnu’s devotees are singing His names while dancing and playing musical instruments.”

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Jan 30 2014 Where Do Our Departed Vaisnavas Go?

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

At a recent farewell gathering for a departed Vaisnava, God brothers spoke. One sannyasa-guru Godbrother said that his Godbrother has gone Back To Godhead. Another sannyasa-guru Godbrother said that his Godbrother has gone to take another birth in Krishna or Gaura-lila, which seemed to put a dampener on things. Are they saying two different things?

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Jan 19 2014 NASN December 2013 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of December

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Jan 12 2014 All ISKCON temples should purchase the books of His Divine Grace from the BBT exclusively!

By Tamohara Das

It has come to our attention that there is some confusion regarding the purchase of Srila Prabhupada's books for mass distribution. It is the policy of ISKCON, clarified by Srila Prabhupada in the accompanying letter, that all ISKCON temples purchase the books of His Divine Grace from the BBT exclusively. "If temples print independently it will be at the cost of the books I am myself printing, and could eventually cause the financial ruin of the BBT, meaning I could not order new books from the printer or have sufficient funds for construction of temple projects."

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Dec 29 2013 November 2013 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of November 2013

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Dec 28 2013 Making an Impact

By Vrndavana Vinodini Devi Dasi

A valuable member of the Strategic Planning Initiatives, he is a part of the Succession Committee. Hear what HH Devamrita Swami has to say about how the strategic planning meetings are "making an impact"

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Dec 24 2013 Using our Intelligence

By Vrndavana Vinodini Devi Dasi

A valuable member of the Strategic Planning Initiatives, he is a part of the Lines of Authority Committee. Hear what HG Badrinarayan Prabhu has to say about how members of the strategic planning network are "using their intelligence" to plan and organize for a better ISKCON of today and the future

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Dec 22 2013 NASN November 2013 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of November

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Dec 20 2013 Leadership for the Future (2 min video)

By Vrndavana Vinodini Devi Dasi

Dina Sharana Devi Dasi has been a member of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) since 2010. She joined ISKCON in 1974, and was initiated by Srila Prabhupada the same year at the Schloss Rettershof Castle temple, the headquarters of ISKCON Germany at the time. Her focus is on training and engaging qualified persons to assist in communications, succession as well as education and training. She is also committed to increasing BBT book distribution

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Dec 17 2013 Addressing Real Issues (2 min video)

By Vrndavana Vinodini Devi Dasi

A valuable member of the Strategic Planning Initiatives, he is a part of the Devotee Care Committee. Hear what HH Radhanath Swami has to say about the Strategic Planning Meetings and how it brings leaders together from around the world to come up with solutions for real issues in our society

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Dec 13 2013 Writeup/Video on Strategic Planning Meetings

By Vrndavana Vinodini Dasi

HG Anuttama Dasa has been a member of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) since 2000 and is also the Minister for ISKCON Communications. His vision for the future of ISKCON is that it will mature and grow to be a respected and influential culture and religion around the world

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Dec 12 2013 Brahman effulgence: there is no question of falling down from a fallen condition

By HDG ACBS Srila Prabhupada

The next question, about the living entities falling down in this material world are not from the impersonal brahman. Existence in the impersonal brahma is also within the category of non-Krsna consciousness. Those who are in the brahman effulgence they are also in the fallen condition, so there is no question of falling down from a fallen condition. When fall takes place, it means falling down from the non-fallen condition

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Dec 10 2013 Why All This Attention For Nelson Mandela?

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

By now, devotees might be wondering why ISKCON, particularly here in South Africa is going to great lengths to acknowledge Madiba, as he is affectionately known. Did he not appeal to many other people of religion besides us? Was he an ally of our cause?

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Dec 3 2013 Rethinking Our Institutional Guru-tattva?

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

How to become a guru within ISKCON? Many say that our understanding of guru-tattva is undeveloped. Others opine that we are far from enabling traditional guru/disciple roles. Should the question even be asked, “How to become guru of disciples?” Are we missing something?

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Nov 28 2013 Blind, Or Fanatical Following Of Srila Prabhupada

By Kesava Krsna Dasa.

Are all of Srila Prabhupada’s relative quotes and observations absolute? If perhaps, some of these opinions do not match up precisely to observable reality, would that compromise his status as a perfect pure devotee? Or are our expectations of this perfection distorted to suit our dogma?

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Nov 27 2013 WSN October 2013 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

By Vijaya Dasa

Krsna descended to the transcendental land of Vrndavana to engage in His pleasure pastimes and please His devotees. I'm sure He is pleased to see that five thousand years later, Vrndavana is the No. 1 temple in the world in book distribution in October, with 26,149 book points, a 72% increase

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Nov 23 2013 NASN October 2013 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this post contains the following North American results for the month of October

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Nov 1 2013 EC Statement on Mahanidhi Swami

By the GBC Executive Committee

At its recent meetings in Mumbai, India, the Governing Body Commission (GBC) of ISKCON passed a resolution regarding Mahanidhi Swami. That resolution is found below followed by a brief excerpt of the GBC Executive Committee's letter to Mahanidhi Swami's disciples and followers

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Oct 28 2013 WSN September 2013 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

September was a good month for Brisbane, Australia. The temple had a 874% increase, with 4,535 book points. Does anyone remember Brisbane ever having such a big score? I don't. I wonder what's happening "down under."

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Oct 19 2013 NASN September 2013 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of September

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Oct 18 2013 Urja-vrata

By Vaisesika Dasa

Wherever one resides, one should daily offer a lamp to the Lord and sing the Damodara astakam. One should also increase one's other devotional activities, especially hearing and chanting the names and pastimes of the Lord. All these practices will be quickly effective during Kartika

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Sep 29 2013 How Could Sri Rama Do That To His Pregnant Wife?

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

How many devotees will answer the question of how Mother Sita was banished by Sri Rama to Valmiki’s hermitage? “Rama was righteous… He set an example for all…?” Or is there a deeper reason? Such an answer can take the ‘controversy’ out of it

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Sep 22 2013 WSN August 2013 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of August 2013

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Sep 16 2013 NASN August 2013 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of August

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Sep 14 2013 Surrender Of The Fewest

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Are the historical differences between Iskcon members living during the nineteen sixties, seventies and eighties with the twenty first century Iskcon members so pronounced, as to be of little comparison? Comparison with what? If Srila Prabhupada has a universal Siksa presence, is there a gulf of difference in his accessibility to all, past and present?

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Aug 22 2013 WSN July 2013 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

By Vijaya Dasa

July was a great month for book distribution. So many temples had huge increases. In Russia, the number-two temple, Habarovsk, increased by 999% with 11,168 book points. I can't remember ever seeing that name before. Welcome to the transcendental competition!

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Aug 16 2013 NASN July 2013 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

By Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of July

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