Priyavrata das: International director of Food for Life Global and food yogi, Paul Rodney Turner (Priyavrata das) made a special guest appearance on the Healthy You TV show alongside host Valerie Samuell.
Bhakta Piyush: It its often seen that images of the Lord, Srila Prabhupada and other devotional paraphernalia are strewn about the Temple campus and surrounds. I often wonder about whether this is appropriate and what to do about this? We are taught that the Lords Name, Form and Pastimes are non different, so..?
Mar 31 2014 Is the term ‘Dhoti’ in the Vedas? - Part 2
Hari Parshad Das: On reading the first article, some readers raised a doubt â âthe term 'dhauta' is only an adjective and it does not necessarily denote a cloth. Only when it is used with the term 'vastra' does it denote a cloth.â
Mar 29 2014 MÄtÄjÄ« Prabhu
Kasya das: There has been lot said and written about addressing Vaiá¹£á¹ava ladies as Prabhu. Discussion of this inevitably sinks when we distract our attention to material emotions and frustrations.
Advaita Acharya Dasa: It is with great joy to note the publishing of the Foundational Position paper by H.G. Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu,( Dr.William Deadwyler P. hD.) and prompt support extended by the current G.B.C. in their favorable recommendation for this scholarly paper.
Mar 29 2014 2 Video Lectures
Madhava Das: Srila Prabhupada's Lecturing Style and Bhagavad gita in Two lines. By Bhakti Vikasa Swami
Mar 29 2014 Those were the bests days of my life!
Jeevanmukta Das: Hurtling down the road in front of the secretariat in my SUV one day, I once nearly bounced a Nano to kingdom come. Later it struck me that it may not have been entirely the other driver's fault.
Mar 24 2014 Is the term ‘dhoti’ in the Vedas?
Hari Parshad Das: If someone wants to find the original Vedic term, they will have to look for the term 'dhauta'. They can find this term in the Vedas. Especially in the PaÃ±ca-viá¹Åa-brÄhmaá¹a, the term 'dhauta' can be found. The PaÃ±ca-viá¹Åa-brÄhmaá¹a is a part of the Veda.
Jan 21 2014 Martin Luther King and his qualities
Vinay Raniga: One man with a dream can change the world. Tomorrow, all across the world, people will be celebrating the inspirational life of Dr. Martin Luther Kings Jr, the leader of the Civil Rights movement in America.
Hari Narayana Das: Jakarta, January 11, 2014 was the second time for H.H. Subhag Swami Maharajaa invited by STAH (University of Hindu Religion) Dharma Nusantara to give a seminar. This time the University organized the seminar with a special topic âImplementation of Vedic Values for Hindusâ Character and Identity Buildingâ.
Jan 18 2014 Is Krsna not a misspelling?
Pancharatna das: I constantly run across material from ISKCON devotees where they have spelled Krishna as Krsna without any diacritics. It's hard enough for people who are not familiar with Sanskrit diacritics to pronounce the diacritics form of Krishna, but without diacritics this is simply a misspelling.
Jan 15 2014 32 Ways Not To Chant Japa
Mahatma das: Meditating while chanting on how right you are and how wrong someone else is, and with every mantra you become more convinced how right you are. Also know as "Pump Your Ego Japa.
Chaitanya Charan das: Faith in Krishna as expressed through our selecting devotional engagements is a matter of human choice. Faith in Krishna as experienced through deepened conviction in our heart is a matter of divine grace.
Dec 20 2013 Temple And Devotee
Balaramkrishnadas.jps: Temple first, or the devotee? Definitely a chicken first or egg first situation
Dec 19 2013 A Happy Grihastha life and Vedic Dharma Seminar
Hari Narayana Das: Many people think that life as householder is a happy life. This stereotype of thinking brings people to enter the householder life. A question appears here âis there really pace the happy life?â
Madhavendu das: It was very very difficult to get any personal seva from HG Bibhucaitanya Prabhu, even in his advanced age doesn't deterred him doing everything like cooking, washing clothes, offerings of Puja , decoration of his own Altar etc.
Dec 11 2013 ISKCON is Complete
William Mathew: The following is a excerpt from Sripad Aindra Prabhuâs offering to Srila Prabhupada on his Vyasa Puja in 1997
Dec 11 2013 Make a Bridge
Bhakta Piyush: We should automatically have a system where all devotees irrespective of their status should be respected as Vaishnavas, until that time we need to at least NOT disrespect each other
Dec 6 2013 Mandela Eulogy from Food for Life Global
Priyavrata das: Nelson Mandela (1918 â 2013) was a great supporter and believer in what Food for Life stood for
Dec 3 2013 The Pandavas
Aniruddha Sowale: Any person who wins a favor of Krsna has to be extremely humble, meek, reservoir of good qualities, controller of senses and totally detached from the material world. The pandvas had it all, in the 16th chapter of Bhagwat Geeta where krsna tells Arjun about the qualities of demi-gods and propensities of demons, Krsna declares there itself that âAll you pandavas are born with divine qualitiesâ
Nov 28 2013 Is sannyasa necessary?
Gadi das: Just changing your color will not entitle you to any more mercy than youâve already been givenâ¦how much more do you think there is? The whole storehouse of love of Krishna has been plunderedâ¦Like youâve been given the whole feast plateâ¦and perhaps you just havenât ingested it yetâ¦. What makes you think that your digestive system will be any better as sannyasi?
Nov 24 2013 We think thou protesteth too much
Parvati devi dasi: Personally, whenever anyone asks me if I am taking disciples, I always answer with, "I'll be very happy to give all the free advice you want, but I'm not giving diksa unless I get direct order from Lord Caitanya,"
Nov 23 2013 Bollywood rap and rollâ¦. And rock tooâ¦..
Gadi das: The lack of discrimination in regard to the Bollywood dance performanceâ¦ ( which honestly wasnât even that good), (as far as Bollywood dancing goes), and( who am I to be an expert on Bollywood dancing)?
Nov 16 2013 Why Veganism has failed?
Shakti Singh: Vegans have failed to follow their own preachings and its failing majorly as its seen forcing all vegetarians to go vegan , whereby vegetarianism is tested science which has been existing from more than 1000 years but veganism is in its infant stage
Nov 10 2013 A genuine saint
Gadi das: When they come into this world, or any world in this material world, they will always set the bar at its highest point
Jaganmohini dd: This instruction of yours which I heard several times from my spiritual master, founder director of BI and your beloved servant, H.H. Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami, has been largely echoing in our thoughts this year
Ajay Kamalakaran: The Hare Krishna movement neither has political goals nor a proselytisation agenda, says a Russian devotee based in Mumbai
Balaramkrishnadas: Sometimes we lead ourselves through alternate paths to our destination leaving the old trusted paths!
Oct 9 2013 If You Play The Game With The Demonsâ¦.
Gadi das: Donât expect to win! Warning for serious devoteesâ¦.The current flavor of the world is the pursuance of money
Sep 24 2013 Iskcon and saints of other traditions
Shyam Nityanand Das: In Hinduism, all sages, saints and godmen are seen with reverance. People may chose what to follow from the holy teachings according to their own needs, but the teachings are not supposed to be subject to scrutiny and criticism
Sep 19 2013 12hr kirtan and more
Gadi das: The overall feeling, especially after 3 or 4 hrs of kirtan, is the profound feelings of love toward all the devotees
Sep 14 2013 Glitz & Glamour
Vinay Raniga: The Gita teaches that sincerely diving deep in our core practices, with humility, tolerance and selflessness, will ensure progress.
Puskaraksa das: I offer my respects to Radharani, whose bodily complexion is like molten gold and who is the Queen of Vrindavana. You are the daughter of King Vrshabhanu, and You are very dear to Lord Krishna
Madhavananda Das: In honor of the annual appearance day of Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Maharaja, which falls this year on the 6th of September. We present an excerpt from the first chapter of the book, "When Good Fortune Arises"
Sep 2 2013 Who is a Vaishnava?
Raveena Emmanuel: Years Before In my Quest to know more about the Blue Boy, I reached a Spiritual Abode(need not mention where)
Sep 1 2013 Indians shoul go abroad!
Premanjana Das: Srimad-Bhagavatam is meant for all human beings and it is the duty of the Hindus specially the Vaisnavas to disseminate the great knowledge throughout the whole world
Aug 31 2013 Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja
Parvati Devi Dasi: I was purusing a borrowed copy of the Tributes and by my great good fortune, found this most amazing offering which very few of you would be able to see
Aug 28 2013 Radhanath Swami Visits Our Local Temple
Vaishnavi: Radhanath Swami recently visited our local temple. It was a wonderful blessing for all who attended his lecture!
Aug 23 2013 ISKCON Temple in Kannur, Kerala
Arti: Tucked away in a narrow by lane of Moopanpara, Chirakkal in Kannur is ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), a cradle of calm and peace
Aug 17 2013 Chanting the holy names with others
Gadi das: To say the someone loves Krsna, in a casual or sentimental sense can be misleading, and cause profound misunderstandings in the mind of the innocent just beginning their auspicious bhakti journey