Oct 14 2008 Srila Prabhupada on voting and vaishnavism

Hare KrishnaBy Madhava - nanda Das

There is a lot of discussion right now, especially in America, about the latest presidential election. In a recent issue of Sri Krishna Kathamrita Bindu we put together a collection of statements from Srila Prabhupada regarding his mood towards voting in secular circles.

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Jul 5 2008 A Culture of Respect

Madhavananda Das: Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has taught us that offering all respect to others is essential for our spiritual advancement. However that respect is not something that should be given sentimentally. Offering cheap external respect is detrimental both to the individual and to society.
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Aug 16 2007 Statement of Mr Macaulay

Hare KrishnaBy Madhava - nanda Das

The Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800 -1859), is infamous as one of the leaders of a British endeavor to minimize Vedic culture and promote Western Christian culture as being superior. Amongst other things, he is accredited as being one of the founders of English education in India, which replaced Sanskrit as the current medium of instruction in higher education.

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Feb 1 2007 “My Revered Spiritual Master”

Hare KrishnaBy Gopal Jiu Publications

New Release from Gopal Jiu Publications. 216 pages, softbound. 19cm x 26 cm. 80 gsm natural paper, two color. Over 40 beautiful pencil drawings by Anuradha Dasi, specially commissioned for the book.

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Dec 6 2006 Curse of the Dog

Hare KrishnaBy Madhava - nanda Das

When Priyavrata’s father, Svayambhuva Manu, requested him to accept the responsibility of ruling over the world, he did not welcome the suggestion. This is the symptom of a great, liberated devotee. Even though engaged in worldly affairs, he does not take pleasure in them, but remains always absorbed in the Lord’s service.

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Nov 12 2006 THE BULL AND THE BHAGAVATA

Hare KrishnaBy Madhava - nanda Das

In March 2004, many people had gathered at the ancient Shiva temple known as Kapileshwar Mahadeva in the Old Town area of Bhubaneswar to observe the 22-year-old tradition of hearing a nine-day recitation of Srimad Bhagavatam. Just as the recitation was about to begin, a large bull entered the compound and sat down next to the devotees.

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Oct 11 2006 Krishna Takes Sannyasa

Hare KrishnaBy Madhava - nanda das

The Gadeigiri kirtaniyas are expert in the traditional ranihati (also known as raniti) style of kirtana started by Srila Shyamananda Prabhu, the sixteenth-century Gaudiya Vaishnava acharya who spread Vaishnavism all over Orissa. The heart of the Gadeigiri kirtanas is the village's beloved deity Sri Gopal Jiu.

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Oct 11 2006 Announcement of Seminar

Hare KrishnaBy Gopal Jiu Publications

Gopal Jiu Publications in connection with the Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education is pleased to announce a three-day seminar focusing on the teachings of Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja as given in the first part of his book, Mathura Meets Vrindavan.

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Oct 3 2006 After the Disappearance of Sri Guru

Hare KrishnaBy Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja

“Krishna is My life. Now My life has gone out. I cannot see Krishna, I cannot find Krishna.” He cried piteously when Haridas Thakur disappeared. “Krishna is so merciful. He gave Me the association of such a dear devotee who was always with Krishna. But now he disappeared, so I cannot feel the presence of Krishna who is My life. I am without life, I am without life.” That is how one should cry.

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Aug 25 2006 Criticism

Hare KrishnaBy Madhava - nanda das

Throughout his life, a brahmana should consider material prestige to be like poison and dishonor to be like nectar. After all, if one learns to tolerate dishonor, then his agitation will subside and he will happily sleep, happily wake, and happily move about. The person who insults him will, because of his sin, become regretful, and his happiness in this and the next life will be vanquished.

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Aug 3 2006 The Brahmachari And The Chaste Wife

Hare KrishnaBy Madhava - nanda das

Anyone who has completely given up all worldly relationships and has taken absolute shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord, who gives us salvation and who alone is fit to be taken shelter of, is no longer a debtor or servant of anyone, including the demigods, forefathers, sages, other living entities, relatives, and members of human society.

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