I want to thank you very much. I was requested to say something by one of the members of the community so I just want to say that I am very happy that I was invited to speak. There is one letter where Prabhupada is very much, many but one particular where he is very much encouraging the women to be preachers
May 18 2010 For Lord Nrsimhadevaâ€™s Appearance Day
Dozens of prayers, verses, references, and ideas for fun, deep service and mediation on the Lord. Several summaries of the story are included for absorption in the Lordâ€™s pastimes. Here are a free e-book and colorful posters to enhance your festival. While the focus of the activities is for guiding children aged 2-18, devotees of all ages are finding this a handy reference guide. As one temple president said, â€śI couldnâ€™t put it down until Iâ€™d read the whole thing!â€ť
My dear Lord, although personally You have nothing to do, You have distributed Your energies in the interactions of the material modes of nature, and for that reason the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation take place
Oct 19 2009 Demographic information about Iskcon schools
This study considered teachersâ€™ culture and religious upbringing, which, in this researcherâ€™s experience, are more relevant than race or ethnicity to programs connected to the Hare Krishna Movement.
The story activities were created by the Hare Krishna School in Auckland, New Zealand, under the direction of Prana dasa. There are also dozens of Balarama-centered activities in the areas of scripture, Deity worship, devotee association, holy places, and Balarama's holy name. Have some transcendental fun!
Plenty of activities & resources about Lord Ramacandra for adults to use with children ages 2-18. Posters take material from the book and make it easy to see all activities at a glance!
Here are dozens of activities and resources for ages 2-18 about Lord Caitanya, organized around the five most potent limbs of devotional service.
I've been looking for something to use to decorate the Deity that is natural, easy to use, and allows for painting very fine designs. I've found something wonderful and thought I'd share the information.
Aug 31 2007 Ecology in the Dhama
Each person can make a big difference without action from government or any other organisation. It may take a year or more before merchants respond to visitors refusing plasticâ€”patience and persistence will please the Lord and give us all the blessings of the holy places.
Jul 18 2007 Respect for Individuality
The individuality of the self is a central teaching in Vaisnava philosophy, but what is our practical understanding of this term? Individuality is present in all living beings on both a material and a spiritual level. This article translates how this concept needs to relate to education practices in ISKCON today.
Apr 28 2007 Nrsimha slideshows
Here are links to slideshows about Lord Nrsimhadeva which you can play on your computer. They are wonderfully suitable as presentations for public classesâ€”or for your own transcendental pleasure at home. The slideshows are of professional quality, although they were all made by devotee children.
Apr 13 2007 Kinds and degrees of illicit sex
In this regard, there are both kinds and degrees of illicit sex. The fact that one can categorize them all as "illicit" does not equate them, nor will there be the equivalent type and severity of reaction. And some types of "illicit" sex are more likely to bring one to a pious platform than are others.
Feb 24 2007 Serving Vrindavana: A very successful program
If you want to improve the situation for Vrindavanaâ€™s ecology, cows, bulls, and local residents, there is a fantastic program you can support or join. It is so simple it has no official name other than â€śBullock Cart Preaching.â€ť
Following the desire of Lord Caitantya, Prabhupada widely advertised Vrindavana throughout the world. The Lord and His servants do not intend, therefore, for Vrindavana to remain as unpopulated fields. We have followed the order to spread Vrindavanaâ€™s glories, and now we must, ethically, guide that development properly, dealing with the unintended negative consequences of development as our service, as well.
While showing his extraordinary prowess, Hiranyakasipu, who desired to kill his own son, heard that wonderful, tumultuous sound, which had never before been heard. Upon hearing the sound, the other leaders of the demons were afraid. None of them could find the origin of that sound in the assembly.
Do you have or know about books or other educational materials for children, their parents, or teachers that teach Vedic philosophy or that give a scriptural point of view to academic subjects? Do you home-school and have written lessons for your own children?
The I-Foundation, in cooperation with Bhaktivedanta Manor in London, is seeking qualified writers, researchers, and artists to create and compile Vedic-based educational materials for children ages 3-7 that will meet the requirements of the UK National Curriculum. The service will start in December 2006 and continue until April 2008.
Oct 4 2006 Watermelon
Bottle of juice it says in the store But really, store clerk, we donâ€™t want anymore. Itâ€™s just water and sugar, colored flavor, not nice A chemical drink that one pours over ice. In colors fantasticâ€”bright red and lime green Juice it is not, though at first it might seem Real to those captured in mayaâ€™s strong dream
Sep 29 2006 Real education
He will think, "I don't like pain, so why should I give pain to an animal just so I can eat?" Heâ€™ll be honest: â€śI don't like to be cheated, so why should I cheat others?â€ť And he'll always speak beneficially: â€śI like to hear the truth, I donâ€™t like to be insulted, and I want to hear what is useful to me. Let me speak to others that way.â€ť A truly educated person, therefore, will try not to hurt anyone, even by his words.
Finally I came to understand. The devotees there have the deities as their only possession and only wealth. Gradually, as I came to think about the tremendous austerity there coupled with the unprecedented attraction of the Deities, I concluded that Krishna reciprocates with this intense one-pointed devotion by revealing His beauty and sweetness to a great degree not experienced elsewhere.
Jun 9 2006 Unending happiness:possible?
Why do we desire a never-ending, ever-increasing happiness, a happiness not dependent on any experience of sadness, in a world that doesn't seem to afford such a phenomenon? In other words, if such happiness doesn't exist, why would anyone look for it?