Sep 19 2014 The teaching of Saint Francis are alive and well in the heart of a killing culture

Priyavrata das: There are basically two distinct schools of Christian thought: The Aristotelian-Thomistic school and the Augustinian-Franciscan school.
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Sep 18 2014 Flourishing cow slaughter houses in India needs immediate closure

Purushottam Kumar: Vedas gives a clarion call to protect cows. In Bhagavad-gita (18.44), cow protection is recommended
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Sep 18 2014 The demigods are lined up to come here to Lord Caitanya’s Movement

Gauragopala dasa: Some demigods are just happy to end up in Lord Caitanya's Movement and may take birth in any family that eventually leads them to Krishna.
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Aug 28 2014 The all-sweet tonic cum medicine of Srimad Bhagavatam

Shyamananda dasa: The conditioned soul being in the diseased condition of material life is in dire need of medicine that can heal his long acquired malady of forgetfulness of Sri Krishna.
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Aug 25 2014 Krishna’s Healthcare

Bhakta Jorge Camara: “Be careful about your health first. This information is not only for you but all my noble sons. I am an old man. I may live or die it does not matter. But you must live for long time to push on this Krishna Consciousness movement.”
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Aug 21 2014 Gaudiya Vaisnava Pluralism

Namarasa das: Yesterday we went as representatives of ISKCON to the grand opening of Sri Caitanya Sarasvat Math - West London Branch. It was a beautiful festival!
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Aug 19 2014 Song of Srila Prabhupada’s glorious victory

Vaishnavanghri Sevaka Das: This is a video song about Srila Prabhupada's glorious victory (South Indian llangauge Telugu song with English sub-title) uploaded by HG Vaishnavanghri Sevaka Das on the occasion of Srila Prabhupada's 118th Vyasa Puja on 18 August 2014
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Aug 15 2014 Vyasapuja offering to Srila Prabhupada 2014

Gauragopala dasa: In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear
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Aug 13 2014 Srila Prabhupada refreshingly original

Vraja Bihari Das: Once a person challenged me that Srila Prabhupada often said he is simply repeating what he had heard from his spiritual master and the previous teachers
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Jul 31 2014 Will Hare Krishnas Go Vegan?

Vasu Murti: The Hare Krishna movement has spearheaded the growth of vegetarianism in the West.
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Jul 25 2014 How to address a woman?

Devaki Devi Dasi: A woman who has deep insights into the sweetness and beauty of spiritual culture would not be so pleased to be addressed as 'Prabhu'. She understands, that 'Mother' always includes being a master, but it expresses so much more than that: it also includes the selfless, affectionate mood of service which a true mother embodies.
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Jul 16 2014 Why I am not a vegan

Priyavrata das: Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is one of the eight B vitamins. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affecting DNA synthesis and regulation, but also fatty acid synthesis (especially odd chain fatty acids) and energy production. Neither fungi, plants, nor animals are capable of producing vitamin B12.
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Jul 16 2014 The grace and sweet miracle of one young mother

Gadi das: As we gain experience in the mysterious secrets of the earth, the sweet interactions with the animals, as they display their intelligence, and cause us to smile in amazement, as we experiment with varieties of grains and veggies, it should be known to all how far away we have slipped from the simple village, earth/cow dependent life
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Jul 13 2014 Harinam in Gaza? Not!

Nrisimhananda Dasa: I'm born Jewish. Let's get that out of the way. I have identified as a Vaisnava three times longer than as a Jew in my life. I'm going on 67. I identify as a devotee of Krishna,not as a Jewish devotee. I've been to Israel three times; Gaza once (when it was open to everyone while being administrated by Israel in 1979).
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Jul 5 2014 ‘Vedic Tour of Our Universe’

Gauragopal Das: Come on a 20 minute animated guided tour of our Universe, according to the ancient Vedic text “Srimad Bhagavatam”
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Jul 5 2014 Seeds (of Iskcon) produce copies of themselves

Dusyanta dasa: I have often been asked how to grow Vegetables without using violent methods. The short answer to that question is there is no such thing as Non violence, Ahimsa, in Horticulture and Agriculture.
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Jun 25 2014 More on “Whose Fault is Divorce?”

Devaki Devi Dasi: Throughout the Bhavagatam Prabhupada describes the role of a woman as being the power of inspiration to men (4.26.15.,1.9.27.) and an always auspicious source of energy to men (4.21.4.). This is in a nutshell her precious position within human society - indeed a very beautiful and invaluable contribution.
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Jun 18 2014 From Radha-Syama to Maya-devi Dhama

Patita Pavan dasa: These jiva souls are by very nature full of pure ecstatic love and are all the dearly beloved of Lord Krsna. Always being attracted by Krsna, they continuously drink the ambrosial nectar of devotion.
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Jun 18 2014 ONLY FEW FALL — Eternally liberated never fall, with footnote

Patita Pavana das: In scripture the words sat, anadir, ananta, nitya can also be non-literal.
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Jun 17 2014 Response to husband as guru article

Partha sarathi Dasa: Recently Mahatma Das and Vikasa Swami submitted articles discussing ‘The Husband as Guru’. I felt compelled to respond, as both articles spoke to me personally and instructively.
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Jun 4 2014 More milk, more milk!

Gadi das: Have you ever made natural milk burfi? Have you ever made thick creamy sweet rice?
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May 27 2014 Animal Killing Means No Justice

Yadavendra Das: Let us remember Srila Prabhupada words to the effect that "There is no justice when there is animal-killing.
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May 22 2014 History of Diksa Guru in ISKCON 1978-2014 - Revised

Nrsimhananda dasa: This is a history of GBC resolutions, gurus approved, gurus suspended, and other key events in ISKCON as specifically related to diksa and siksa gurus.
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May 17 2014 The Fall/ No-Fall Debate Boiled Down

Sita Rama dasa: Basically, the fall position is that we fell from our loving relationship with Krishna, in the spiritual world. The no- fall position is that no one can fall from Vaikuntha; our ultimate origin is the brahma-jyoti.
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May 10 2014 Any Pleasure and Sacrifice in Devotion?

Shyamasundara Dasa: Some herons were standing next to a boggy pond. A swan happened to pass by. One of the herons asked the swan, "Why are your eyes, face and toes so reddish?"
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May 8 2014 ISKCON Youth Services Vrindavan yatra 2014

Premanjana Das: We did kirtans and heard ‘hari-katha’ or pastimes of the Supreme Lord at a particular place. This whole trip will go down in our lives as a treasure and moments of love for the Supreme Lord.
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May 8 2014 The Lady Preacher

Premanjana Das: This article is based on a conversation between the writer Premanjana Das (Pranjal Joshi) and Her Grace Siddhi Lalasa Devi Dasi. This conversation took place at the ISKCON temple in Juhu, Mumbai (Shri Radha Rasa Bihari) on 1 May 2014, Thursday.
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May 4 2014 The great secret of the cosmos

Gauragopala dasa: Sexual activity rivets one to the bodily concept, even in marriage one is meant to have sex for the procreation of children, semen is very powerful substance and the only way to retain it is by engaging the mind in higher conscious activities of Krishna Consciousness which is difficult, if one can do that and refrain from passing semen then ones energy increases and one becomes very powerful.
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Apr 30 2014 Integrity in Construction

Dusyanta dasa: In Oxford in the UK a farmer had made a grandiose plan that began in 2012. His idea was to show and illustrate in a practical way that the whole contamination of capitalism can be defeated by individuals. As devotees this is one of the purposes of Iskcon ; to live a simple lifestyle that is natural and then to teach that to others, to escape from the ugly capitalistic influence.
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Apr 27 2014 We live in two worlds

Gadi das: The world of the material body and material mind take up most of our time, they require a great deal of attention, and being situated in the bed of illusion requires creative ways to engage our fragile existence in practical devotional service in this physical world, and there is ample opportunities for good engagement.
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Apr 27 2014 Fall from spiritual world. Myth or reality?

Prahlada Nrsimha das: In this life and this world, you become self-realized and so, reach suddha -sattva and because you have still some years to live in this world, you will go on advancing spiritually in the normal way, and in one sense, you are already in spiritual world, still being in this world.
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Apr 24 2014 Bangladesh Preaching

Joy Ram das: HH Subhaga Swami was personally instructed by HH Prabhupada to preach at Bangladesh in early 70’s. That was the time when Bangladesh was fighting for independence, therefore it was not possible to come and preach at that time.
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Apr 11 2014 Food Yogi, Priyavrata das, on Healthy You TV Show

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.
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Apr 3 2014 Images of the Lord and other devotional paraphernalia are strewn about the Temple campus and surrounds?

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..?
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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 – “the 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.”
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Mar 29 2014 Mātājī Prabhu

Kasya das: There has been lot said and written about addressing Vaiṣṇava ladies as Prabhu. Discussion of this inevitably sinks when we distract our attention to material emotions and frustrations.
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Mar 29 2014 Further need to establish the Founder Acharya in I.S.K.Con

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.
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Mar 29 2014 2 Video Lectures

Madhava Das: Srila Prabhupada's Lecturing Style and Bhagavad gita in Two lines. By Bhakti Vikasa Swami
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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.
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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 Pañca-viṁśa-brāhmaṇa, the term 'dhauta' can be found. The Pañca-viṁśa-brāhmaṇa is a part of the Veda.
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