May 24 2013 Book distribution season starts in Southern Hemisphere

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
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May 21 2013 The Healing Force: A Keynote to Healthcare Professionals

Bhaktin Marie: Our opportunity is to not let expertise replace empathy…to use each situation to see the opportunity to bring out the actual healing potency, that’s the spiritual potency, that cit potency, the healing potency within each individual
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May 19 2013 He Called Me Back

Amogha das ACBSP: It was about 1979 when I lived in Melbourne, Australia, that I decided my fallen self was a burden to ISKCON. I felt that ISKCON would be purer without me in it. I decided to leave the temple and association of devotees
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May 19 2013 The purpose of opulence

Gadi das: Should I embrace opulence…Or should I embrace preferred simplicity….(poverty) Voluntary poverty…(for a more pleasant term… preferred simplicity).
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Apr 19 2013 International Society for Krsna Consciousness…

Gadi das: In Krsna Book, Prabhupada equates the phrase Krsna Consciousness with Loving Krsna.. ref.…. Or it could be stated… The International Society for Loving Krsna…
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Apr 7 2013 A Musical & Visual homage of New Vrindavan’s beginnings

Bimbadhara das: A Musical & Visual homage of New Vrindavan's beginnings written and performed by Pippalada dasa in the bluegrass stylings of Woody Guthre with an accompanying photo montage.
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Mar 16 2013 Mayapur - Mela Bliss, Greedy Landlords and the TOVP

Radha Vinode Das: In a country known for inefficiency I was amazed at how quickly the magnificent TOVP is coming up. It seems that the predicted opening in 2016 is a distinct possibility heralding in a new phase in the spread of love of God
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Mar 8 2013 Frantic search for satisfaction

Gandharvika Radha Devi Dasi: In this age of distraction, we are bombarded with distractions coming at us from every direction. Eating on the run. texting while driving are very few of the symptoms of our modern 'distracted living' society
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Feb 27 2013 Original Sanskrit Names Of Places

Premanjana Das: Syria (Suria) Sura Assyria Asura Canaan Kanha Galilee Gawalaya Nazareth Nandrath Russia Russiya(4) Moscow (Moskva) Moksa Siberia Shibireeya(5)
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Jan 8 2013 When Saying “You Are Not Your Body” Is Not Enough

Krishna-Kishore Dasa: This is the first in a series of essays I am writing based on my thoughts and experience as a devotee of Krishna, associated with ISKCON, in the 21st Century. These thoughts are mine and mine alone, resonant surely with other devotee's thoughts, but not representative of any community, temple president, or officially approved guru
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Jan 4 2013 Why to perform devotional service

Anu Aniruddha: Fearfulness, lamentation, moroseness, self pity and Negative thoughts, if you are experiencing such emotion that means you are dominated by the mode of darkness and ignorance
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Dec 14 2012 Tagore wrote Jana Gana Mana for Lord Krishna - proof

Nihar: The following press release has been released recently. The links to the two articles are given at the end of the press release
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Dec 5 2012 Female Diksa Guru - Evidence

Bhadra Govinda Dasa: I have been going through all the comments on the Female Diksa Guru, 'For' and 'Against'. I am not writing here 'For' or 'Against'. I have some query on the evidence given from Srimad Bhagavatam
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Dec 3 2012 Reply to Abhaya Mudra Devi Dasi’s “Physiognomy of a Pure Devotee”

Atmavidya dasa: We all love and adore Srila Prabhupada. But as Srila Prabhupada once said to some devotees in Sweden who wanted to make a magazine to debunk science that “unless you are expert in it you will become the laughing stock.”
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Nov 28 2012 Does “Krishna says” in the Gita?

Bhaktine Sylvie: Thinking of the next coming of the Gitajayanti, I remember and meditate on a personal misadventure about the Bhagavad-Gita, some years ago. A well-known rumor, often used to challenge devotees, pretends that one cannot find the words “Krishna says” in the Gita: “Bhagavan uvacca” but not “Krishna says”
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Nov 21 2012 Ironing T-Shirts With Spiritual Images On Them

Kesava Krsna Dasa: We are taught that photographs of the Lord’s deity forms and the spiritual masters are non-different from them. Devotees are very fond wearing similar spiritual images on T-shirts and bead bags
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Nov 15 2012 Quotes from sastra about Material Lamentation, Grief and Depression

Gangadhara das: Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Here are some quotes from sastra about material lamentation, grief and depression
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Nov 6 2012 The Second Chance

Dr. Vrinda Baxi (Vrndavanlila dd): About fifteen years ago as I wrestled with the shafting pains of my advanced Tuberculosis, I tried to read Autobiography of a Yogi by Swami Yogananda. I was settled with the idea of fast approaching death and was trying to make the most of the limited moments that I had in my hand
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Nov 2 2012 Śrīmatī Rādhikā – The Crest Jewel of All Potencies

Radhakrishnadasa dasa: Śrīmatī Rādhikā ranks foremost among the aggregation consisting Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s potencies
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Oct 22 2012 The Worship Of Durga

Gautam Saha: The Hindu diaspora today celebrates Durga pooja with much fanfare all over India and in all the continents, wherever there is some aggregation of Hindus in any given city or town, in any part of the world
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Oct 14 2012 2012 is not the end of the world

Roshan Chaudhary: All Vedic knowledge is given by Krishna (Vishnu) to the first living being, Brahma, at the beginning of each cycle of creation and annihilation in each of the millions of universes
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Sep 28 2012 The Wonder Of Creation – A Concise Vedic Perspective

Gautam Saha: At a particular point in time, the Lord created the basic material ingredients ( mahat tattva ) which was allotted a certain space in the original spiritual sky. Into this, He injected the countless living entities ( jivas ), who had all previously desired to enjoy matter separately from Him
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Sep 9 2012 Srila Prabhupada flays some Mayavadis

Bhakti Vikasa Swami: In April 1977 some followers of Cinmayananda Swami and Sivananda Swami paid a courtesy call on Srila Prabhupada who was manifesting the pastime of being severely ill
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Aug 3 2012 World without cancer

Hema Lavanya Das: This article is dedicated to Krishna Kishora prabhu ACBSP. We sincerely hope that after reading this article, Krsna willing, he will find a way to beat his cancer and thereby prolong his devotional service in the association of his family and other devotees for many more years to come
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Jul 26 2012 Mundane welfare work in iskcon

Murari Das: At the present moment groups of people are engaged in welfare activities in terms of society, community or nation. There is even an attempt in the form of the United Nations for world-help activity. But due to the shortcomings of limited national activities, such a general mass welfare program for the whole world is not practically possible. The Krsna consciousness movement, however, is so nice that it can render the highest benefit to the entire human race
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Jul 15 2012 On gossip…

Radhanath Swami: Sometimes people, like crows, are addicted to gossip and loose talk and they feed on literature which talks only about other people’s scandals, and their personal mundane activities. But Swan like people do not care for these things
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Jul 2 2012 Archival news footage of when the devotees in Australia heard about the freedom of Soviet devotees

Gauragopala dasa: In October 1988 the Australian and international campaign to win religious freedom in the Soviet Union ended with the registration of ISKCON in the Soviet Union in on June 19th 1988
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Jul 2 2012 Flowers for Krishna

Bhaktin Vrinda: What can be more enlivening than to collect flowers for Krishna and His pure devotees and make beautiful garlands and bouquets of them with love and devotion? Radhanatha Swami explains in his lecture (Krishna accepts flowers 20.5.2009) that so simple service as making a garland for Krishna can give us the highest perfection if we do it purely
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Jun 28 2012 The British Undermined and Defeated India by Opening Slaughter House’s

Satyahit das : By spreading the beef eater culture they divided and conqured India. The following are excerpts from Dr Sahadev dasa's book, "The Noble Cow"., page 22 and 23. "When the British colonized India, they studied India throughly to keep her under subjugation
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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
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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”
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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
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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
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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?
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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