Jun 1 2012 Meditations on fasting on the occasion of Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi

Chaitanya Charan das: Most of us as spiritual seekers recognize that immoral sinful pleasures are obstacles on the spiritual pathway. What we may not recognize is that even innocent pious pleasures are also obstacles; the difference is largely a matter of degree

May 18 2012 Vultures are gentlemen

Gautam Saha: When I was in school, my class teachers would refer to a boy they considered good or decent as “a perfect gentleman”. Later on in life, at the college going age, I met young ladies of about my own age refer to a young man with good mannerisms and noble conduct as “a perfect gentleman”

May 16 2012 Radhanath Swami: True Religion Transforms

Jessica: Since visiting a Hare Krishna temple for the first time and writing about it I have been inspired to look into the Hare Krishna faith more. I have been deeply inspired by Radhanath Swami and have recently listened to one of his lectures. I decided to write an article about one of his lectures on my blog

May 12 2012 Leo Tolstoy’s Appeal to Women

Visakha Priya dasi: As stated in the Bible, a law was given to the man and the woman-to the man, the law of labor; to the woman, the law of bearing children. Although we, with our science, avons change tout ca, [have changed all this], the law for the man, as for woman, remains as unalterable as the liver in its place, and departure from it is equally punished with inevitable death

Apr 8 2012 Since when are bhaktas expendable?

Pusta Krishna das: So, if bhaktas are so rare, more valuable than gold, and if they are cultivated with great difficulty, then why do we let them slip away so easily...or worse yet, push them away. One might think that they can make another like this bhakta or that bhakta so easily? What experience does one have of this?

Mar 29 2012 Sex and Spirituality

Abhaya Mudra Dasi: Sex is so common yet so mysterious. What is the origin of sex? Some claim that it can be called a yoga process. Can it be so? Some so-called “tantrics” even claim that through sex they can practice yoga. If sex is yoga, then why is it restricted and its restraint included as one of the regulative principles in Vaishnava tradition?

Mar 18 2012 Lonely at the top

Parvati devi dasi: PLEASE get plenty of like association, seek more advanced association, and the benefit of that and everything which comes with it. Otherwise there is too much danger of falling into the trap of considering oneself the center of the universe. This is your mother speaking

Mar 8 2012 The Phi of the Maha Mantra

Priyavrata Das: Energy In -- Energy Out, "Forbidden fruit" is what it's all about, Cloaked in a Torus -- it reveals its heart, When cut horizontally and two sides set apart

Feb 16 2012 Evolutionary Debate

Mayesvara Dasa: While preparing for the next Krishna Conscious program that I am sponsoring at my home next February 21, 2012 called "Darwin’s Dilemma", I came across this fascinating debate between Peter Ward and Stephen Meyer

Feb 16 2012 Man And Spirituality

Gautam Saha: Man as a species is inherently intelligent, be it an endowment from material nature, or God, or Darwin’s or LeMarck’s theories of evolution at work, or just a random occurrence in the eyes of those who do not see a “design” in the disposition and layout of the material cosmos

Jan 24 2012 Why Do Sannyasis Fall Down?

Bhakti Madhurya Govinda Goswami: Do to the fall of yet another prominent ISKCON sannyasi, guru, and GBC, thousands of devotees are undoubtedly asking “why”? How can a Prabhupada disciple who sincerely dedicated himself to Srila Prabhupada’s mission for so many decades simply fall down, as if helpless?

Jan 20 2012 Flying our own plane

Kadamba Kanana Maharaja: So Prabhupada said that on the ground, yes it’s all this support for the plane but as soon as the plane is in the air then the pilot has to deal with the situation and whatever happens up there he has to deal with it. So Prabhupada said that in the same way, everyone is flying his own plane in spiritual life

Jan 18 2012 The importance for the Bhubaneswar Project

Tattva-vicara: This article is from the up and coming publication ‘Gour Govinda Swami – Who Was He‘ by Tattva-vicara Publications

Jan 15 2012 The Kalki Avatar Prophecy - From The Vishnu Purana

Nitesh: There will be rulers reigning over the Earth who will think of themselves as modern and superior; they shall rule through leaders of nations, and these leaders shall be men of vulgar, corrupt disposition, having a violent temper, and ever addicted to falsehood and evil. They will inflict death on women, children and animals (through their wars and plagues)

Dec 20 2011 GITA in Russia

Nitaisevini Devi Dasi: Definitely they won't be able to ban Gita, but the good part is that last few days Srila Prabhupads name, Bhagvad gita and ISKCON is in all the newspapers and Media channels. The regional Telugu channels in Andhra Pradesh are continuously telecasting this news with more and more details about our temples, activities, Srila prabhupad and our comments on it where we are getting opportunity to preach. In one sense it is advantage for us, all over the world our gita sale will multiply

Dec 11 2011 Mundane education and Bhakti

Premvilas das: Following article is an excerpt from Aindra prabhu's recently published book " The Heart of Transcendental book distribution"

Dec 11 2011 Chanting!!! Good quotes!

Srila Prabhupada: Save time. Chant Hare Krishna. Go back to home. This is our idea. Instead of chanting twenty-five rounds, you chant hundred rounds. That is utilization of proper time

Dec 11 2011 What is the ’sub-conscious’ characteristic of the marginal living entity?

Gauragopala dasa: The word 'sub-conscious' is related to the material dream condition of the marginal living entity called the baddha-jiva (nitya-baddha). It is also further known as a secondary condition of the marginal living entities consciousness, an inferior state of being, or the dark shadow of ones self

Dec 10 2011 Chanting!!! Good quotes!

Srila Prabhupada: Save time. Chant Hare Krishna. Go back to home. This is our idea. Instead of chanting twenty-five rounds, you chant hundred rounds. That is utilization of proper time

Dec 10 2011 Srila Prabhupada on BBT Publication, Book Distribution & Free Speech

Radhananda Dasa: "By writing according to our realization we become more and more convinced and all doubts are destroyed." (Srila Prabhupada letter, 75-11-15)

Dec 5 2011 Krishna is always with us and we are always with Krishna

Gauragopala dasa: Krishna is always with us and we are always with Krishna, the choice is ours with what we actually see, experience and serve

Dec 5 2011 Diksa and Siksa only from Iskcon?

Sankarshan Dasa: Sometime back there was a article about the concept of Siksa Guru and one must only take diksa or siksa from within Iskcon. Which I think is not supported by shastra. I think HH Sivaram Swami supported this idea that Siksa only from Iskcon. But here is a shastric reference to refute that statement he made which I cannot agree

Nov 19 2011 My essential message is this

Priyavrata das: Just love people and encourage them. Distribute prasadam or help someone else do that. Chant the holy name or encourage someone else do that. That is what the world needs

Oct 18 2011 Homosexuality and the New Age

Abhaya Mudra Dasi: Homosexuality has become so prominent in the second half of the 20th century that is has been propagated as a lifestyle of choice. But it wasn’t always like this. Before the technological revolution, homosexuality was referred to in the most derogatory of terms

Sep 14 2011 Report of JSSS KL Harinama: 10th September 2011

Rati Gopika dd: JSSS KL organized a Harinama instead of its usual monthly gathering at Sri Jagannatha Mandir Kuala Lumpur. This was done in conjunction with the World Holy Name's Week

Sep 3 2011 Woman- Aham Brahma Asmi

Vrndavanlila dd: Aham Brahma asmi. While it is the truth, it has to be understood in the right perspective lest it turns spiritually self-destructive - we are in the relative world after all

Sep 3 2011 Forgiveness

Parvati devi dasi: Personally, I am known internationally as such a heavy person, that whenever I'm in the audience and the subject of the chapter on "The Wrath of Mother Parvati" comes up, the speaker makes a point at directing a remark straight to me, usually in a joking way

Sep 2 2011 ISKCON Nairoby temple news

Labanga Das: THE HARE KRISHNA’S FROM BANKEBIHARI TEMPLE in Nairobi were invited to pray at the official launch of the SIMBA CEMENT FACTORY on the 15th of June 2011 The chairman of this cement factory is one of our members. We went there with Uma pati prabhu the temple president, it was very successful

Aug 27 2011 “Karmi clothes” and “devotional clothes” - Getting the definitions right

Chandrashekhara acharya dasa: The word "karmi" means "fruitive worker." The word "clothes" mean "items worn to cover the body." By definition, then, the words "karmi clothes" mean items worn to cover the body of someone who is a fruitive worker

Aug 26 2011 Krsna and raw milk

Payonidhi das: Though I have never found it in sastra I have often heard that Krsna drank milk from the utter of cows in His Kaumara age. Police in LA , came in with guns and forced places that sells raw unpasteurized organic milk to give it to them and poured it all in the drain

Aug 18 2011 Sri Narasimha Palana Prarthana by Kusakrata Prabhu

Kusakratha dasa: "I offer my respectfull obaisences to HDG. A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Churning the nectar ocean of bhakti for Lord Govindadevas lotusfeet, he created great tidal waves that innundated the countries of the Yavana."

Aug 17 2011 ME, ME, ME, ME!

James Rappai (Jeevanmukta Das): Varna-ashram! We already have the ashrams going strong. The Brahmacharis, Grihastas, Vanaprasthas and Sanayasis are all nicely revolving in their own orbits… what we now need are the varnas! So, isn’t it about time we sat down and divided ourselves into the four varnas—Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra?

Aug 9 2011 Bhagavad Gita 1.1

Payonidhi das: Along with reading the purports of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Visvanath Chakravati Thakura to Bhagavad Gita some wonderful purports are there of all 4 Vaisnava Sampradays, Madhavaacarya,Sri Ramanujaacarya, Visnu Swami and Kesava Kasmiri, who is Nimbarkacarya that appeared during Lord Caitanyas pastimes

Aug 9 2011 Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Pooja Offering 2011– My Homage to Srila Prabhupada

Premanjana Dasa: Srila Prabhupada, You are an ocean of mercy and friend of the poor. It has been some time since I was initiated and started trying to follow your instructions but I am always feeling very dissatisfied that I am not able to serve your 'transcendental lotus feet' properly

Aug 5 2011 Lord Krsnas makara earrings!

Payonidhi das: Krishna's eyes are tired and intoxicated, His body is covered with nail marks and smeared with black mascara, yet He smells like a fragrant lotus!

Jul 22 2011 The holy disapperance day of Srila Gopala Bhatta Goswami

Payonidhi das: Vrindavan is the place of Radha Krsnas pastimes and in Vrindavan ,Gopala Bhatta Goswami revealed to Srinivasa Acaryas ekadasa to him as Mani Manjari

Jul 18 2011 16 Sanskaar

Premanjana Dasa: By sanskaar it is meant that just as a child erases anything written incorrect with pencil and then writes correct word on the same rubbed place similarly on performing sanskaars any bad deed causing sorrows etc. imprinted on chitta gets erasedand pious, beneficial sanskaars get imprinted on chitta which leads to destruction of all bad karmas and consequently soul escapes from facing the outcome of bad karmas i.e. sorrows

Jul 18 2011 Sri Gauranga-Ashtottara-Shata-Nama-Stotram and chanting the names of lord Caitanya

Payonidhi das: PAMHO AGTSP Devotees should also chant the names of Lord Caitanya ,even in Goloka Vrindavana this is so

Jul 18 2011 Disapperance day of Srila Sanatana Goswami

Payonidhi das: dear devotees Please accept my humble obaisences All glories to Srila Prabhupada I was reading in Prema vilasa about the disappearance of Srila Sanatana Goswami ,and how Srila Rupa Goswami was very much affected by his divine disappearance

Jul 12 2011 Lessons from the road. Dealing with Krishna’s laws of nature

Yadavendra Das: On July 11, 2011 at about 7.15 AM, as I was cooking rice breakfast in my Sankirtan van, I ran out of propane gaz and I had to quickly find the best price on 4KG of propane in a city where I had no experience in the matter
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