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 ‚Äúis there really pace the happy life?‚ÄĚ
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 Prabhu‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚ÄúAll you pandavas are born with divine qualities‚ÄĚ
Nov 28 2013 Is sannyasa necessary?
Gadi das: Just changing your color will not entitle you to any more mercy than you‚Äôve already been given‚Ä¶how much more do you think there is? The whole storehouse of love of Krishna has been plundered‚Ä¶Like you‚Äôve been given the whole feast plate‚Ä¶and perhaps you just haven‚Äôt ingested it yet‚Ä¶. 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 roll‚Ä¶. And rock too‚Ä¶..
Gadi das: The lack of discrimination in regard to the Bollywood dance performance‚Ä¶ ( which honestly wasn‚Äôt 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 Demons‚Ä¶.
Gadi das: Don‚Äôt expect to win! Warning for serious devotees‚Ä¶.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
Aug 16 2013 The Geocentric Design Of The Solar System
Gauragopala dasa: This photo is of the Geocentric system of the Solar System where the Planets and Sun orbit the Earth. A similar technologically advanced diorama of this structure is presently being built at Mayapur West Bengal India that will house the Vedic Planetarium opening in 2016
Lilasuka dasi: This is an interview of Varsana Swami talking about how his special Radha Gopinath Mandir project in New Vrindaban came about
Aug 11 2013 A Fishy Hare Krishna Story
Madhavananda das: We chanted Hare Krishna to the poor creature and I took a stick and pushed it back into the water
Jul 29 2013 Vaisanava Kripa: The sweet Nectar
Radhikakrpa devi dasi: The advancement in spiritual life as we all know is fully dependant on the mercy of the Vaisanavas. Therefore it‚Äôs natural for an unqualified devotee like me to crave for their mercy
Jul 7 2013 Gour Govinda Swami on Conflict in ISKCON
Gour Govinda Swami: Bah, stop it! There is no conflict. No conflict. No conflict. You are a mad fellow. There is no conflict, no confusion. It is all clear, bńĀbńĀ. Conflict and confusion are within you
Jun 30 2013 Quit the madness of the material world
Yadavendra Das: On June 27 2013 at 2 AM, I was awoken by the strong knocking and glaring light of the council agent telling me that my book distribution Sankirtan van was illegally standing on Council property
Jun 28 2013 The marriage of James and Olivia
Gadi das: First and foremost, our goal at Murari‚Äôs Kirtan Valley is the pursuit of the pure chanting of the Holy Names. This is certainly enhanced with a lifestyle conducive to gaining the cherished goal of pure kirtan
Jun 27 2013 False complaints against devotees
Premvilas das: Premvilas das: In this era of internet and blogosphere, its easy to malign and destroy the reputation of a devotee by posting false complaints on the cyberspace
Jun 13 2013 The Lord Within The Heart
Gautam Saha: Many a times we wonder, where is God ? Some say He is everywhere, some say he is only within a place of worship and not outside. So where is He ?
Jun 2 2013 The Special Privilege Of Indian Birth
Yadavendra Das: Corners, recesses and little out the way customers are not to be neglected. On May 27 2013, I was doing my book distribution rounds and there was a side street with very few shops and which one would have a tendency to skip
May 26 2013 Lessons from the Pope
Nrisimhananda Das: Pope Francis recently said that even the atheist that does "good" can be redeemed. While it may be true that all souls can be redeemed, the path of redemption is not, according to our teachings, reduced to pious acts
Yadavendra das: It was very encouraging when the very first person I approached gave me a significant donation for copies of Higher Taste and World Vegetarian Food