Jul 30 2007 Chariots of Love
Lord Jagannath, almighty God! How sweet is this your mystic form, appearing from your own abode, you lead us to our long lost home.
Jan 11 2007 Calling all pandits
We would especially value the association of any learned devotees who can help us with various (blissfully) vexing questions on the Bhagavatam and Gita. In this way we hope to stimulate discussion and deeper study of Srila Prabhupada"s books.
Oct 10 2006 Vedic Perspective
After paying almost eighty pounds to get in, we, or rather they, partook of the pleasures of the â€śadrenalin rush.â€ť I resisted most of the attempts to get me on to the rides, preferring to keep my stomach where it is. When you reach your fifties, you tend to be wary of boarding something with a name like â€śNemesis Infernoâ€ť or â€śDetonatorâ€ť.
Jul 25 2006 Do we need a Guru approval system?
Some years ago a paper by Ravindra Svarupa prabhu entitled 'Cleaning House and Cleaning Hearts: Reform and Renewal in ISKCON', which originally appeared in two parts in the ISKCON Communications Journals of January and July 1994, was widely circulated amongst ISKCON members. As a 'second generation' devotee who came to ISKCON in 1979, I read with interest this paper, which basically chronicled many of the difficulties ISKCON has undergone since its inception.
Jun 26 2006 A PROPOSAL FOR IMPROVING ISKCON
My view is that ISKCON is an educational institution. Indeed, in the seven purposes which Srila Prabhupada set down in 1966 when forming ISKCON's first constitution, the first purpose is "To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all people in the techniques of spiritual lifeâ€¦"