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Dandavats! All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Most of us are aware of the benefits of being positive in Krishna consciousness, and so do those who seek material success. Does our power of visualisation enable us to earn success and wealth for Lord Chaitanya’s preaching mission, and help us progress on the path of Bhakti?

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Sep 26, 2009 -- 4,891 views
By Kesava Krsna Dasa

The ever pestering power of empirical estimations of this colossal unknown called space still challenges many of us who read the 5th canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam. In many cases our “frog in the well” boundaries reluctantly, or sceptically acknowledges the enormous proportions of universal structures described with exacting precision, seeming too certain for comfort.

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Jul 19, 2009 -- 8,896 views
Kesava Krsna Dasa: When certain disciples behave in ways as if madly in love with the guru, but cause problems instead, it can manifest as conduct that is extreme and contrary to knowledge earned through genuine love for the spiritual master....
Dec 8, 2008 -- 3,767 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

After becoming a devotee of Lord Krishna, many of us had to deal with the issue of emotional responses from our parents. In some cases, the apparent fall out from thinking that the, “Hare Krishna’s have broken up my family”, can last for decades.

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Oct 13, 2008 -- 7,313 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

Srila Prabhupada himself said that the tenets of the Bhagavad-Gita precede those of the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Chaitanya Charitamrta, but we would be naïve to suppose that Lord Krishna’s words in Bhagavad-Gita are made redundant in terms of spiritual progress.

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Aug 4, 2008 -- 7,770 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

Simple messages as, “To all of you who are celebrating Christmas, we, of the Hare Krishna Movement (Iskcon), wish you all the very best”. We can go even further, by sending ‘Thank You’ cards to whoever has helped us in any way.

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Jun 11, 2008 -- 3,799 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

Does the liberty of free speech earn us the right to say what we please, on matters that bother or irritate us, even if our words sometimes hurt the feelings of other devotees?

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May 19, 2008 -- 5,186 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

Among the plethora of religions and organisations prevalent in secular, tolerant societies, we the "Hare Krishna’s" must be the most visually outstanding, and culturally different among them.

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Apr 9, 2008 -- 6,853 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

We all should have received some basic training on how to respectfully treat sastra. Knowing that none of Srila Prabhupada's books should touch the ground or other inconsiderate place will make us consign the books to a decent position; but next to the TV! This is a bad idea.

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Jan 29, 2008 -- 3,861 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

Sometimes spiritual practitioners feel that after doing years of solid selfless service for Iskcon, they are entitled to some privileges, or what could be deemed a payback. Is it correct to expect such things? Would the services rendered be truly selfless with this expectancy? Does Iskcon owe us anything?

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Oct 1, 2007 -- 5,371 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

The ticking time bombs of Srila Prabhupada’s books sit patiently on bookshelves, in hiding places and attics, free from universal time – Vaikuntha time – to await timely detonation, and reveal sound truths into the hearts of fortunate victims, and expose the whole sham of nasty rebellious workings of the world.

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Sep 6, 2007 -- 5,236 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna dasa

In the field of devotional service smallness is as glorious as bigness. The impossible determination of the small mother sparrow to reclaim her eggs taken by the ocean, earned her the favor of Sri Garuda.

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Jul 10, 2007 -- 5,800 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna dasa

Within this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, it should not surprise us to see friction between the disciple and spiritual master. Improper as it is, disciples sometimes cite a buzzword like ‘maturity’ to lend credence to their challenge, even in the public domain.

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Jun 16, 2007 -- 5,917 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna dasa

Srila Jiva Goswami comments in this connection [of perverted mellows] that such a loving state of mind is not possible for all. It is possible only in the case of the gopis of Vrndavana

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May 23, 2007 -- 12,053 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

A devotee answered then passed me on to the guest master. A strange thing happened while I held the phone. A perfumed aroma assailed my sense of smell. It did not come from the room I was located, yet it hung there for the duration of the call. It was accompanied by very slight crackling sensation.

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Apr 25, 2007 -- 4,526 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna dasa

If Srila Prabhupada implored us to stay within his mission, it meant it was important for him. The power of mercy and every other spiritual benediction are inbuilt in his desire. Is there not the risk of cutting ourselves off if we leave?

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Apr 9, 2007 -- 6,085 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

Do we see all the obeisances and reverences accorded to the renounced order and secretly think “That position really has some power! Advanced supremacy! Without so much as lifting a finger, devotees fall like adoring uprooted trees without a storm in their presence. It is tempting to say, I wouldn’t mind having a danda.”

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Jan 25, 2007 -- 4,324 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna dasa

Let us suppose a Spiritual Master tells a disciple he wants to rest due to tiredness, and requests the disciple not to wake him up under any circumstances. Let us also suppose that after some time, the president of the country comes quite by surprise and asks for an audience with the Guru. Is the disciple going to ask him to wait and apologize profusely, sticking rigidly to the order?

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Sep 23, 2006 -- 3,660 views
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