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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...
December 5, 2011 -- 2,030 views
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...
November 19, 2011 -- 1,978 views
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...
October 18, 2011 -- 3,437 views
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...
September 14, 2011 -- 2,113 views
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 ...
September 3, 2011 -- 2,933 views
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...
September 3, 2011 -- 1,451 views
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...
September 2, 2011 -- 1,656 views
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...
August 27, 2011 -- 7,741 views
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...
August 26, 2011 -- 2,362 views
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."...
August 18, 2011 -- 2,754 views
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?...
August 17, 2011 -- 2,731 views
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...
August 9, 2011 -- 1,787 views
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...
August 9, 2011 -- 2,517 views
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!...
August 5, 2011 -- 2,488 views
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...
July 22, 2011 -- 2,223 views
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...
July 18, 2011 -- 3,212 views
Payonidhi das: PAMHO AGTSP Devotees should also chant the names of Lord Caitanya ,even in Goloka Vrindavana this is so...
July 18, 2011 -- 4,250 views
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...
July 18, 2011 -- 2,569 views
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...
July 12, 2011 -- 1,373 views
Rajaram Dasa: Goddess Lakshmi resides where Lord Padmanabha is. For, the Lord is Lord Vishnu himself, whose consort is Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. No surprise that such huge amount of divine wealth has been unearthed in the locked up chambers of Lord Padmanabha's temple in the present day Thiruvananthapuram, earlier known as the capital city of the Royalty of Travancore...
July 11, 2011 -- 3,195 views
Payonidhi das: The incarnation of love who previously was the queen of Vrindavan, Radha, is now the beloved of Gaura named Srila Gadadhara Pandit. Svarupa Damodar himself indicated that he was Vraja’s goddess of fortune, the Lakshmi who was previously the beloved of Shyamasundara in Vrindavan...
July 7, 2011 -- 1,810 views
Payonidhi das: Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Adi-Lila, 3.30-31 (1) "Thus the lionlike Lord Caitanya has appeared in Navadvipa. He has the shoulders of a lion, the powers of a lion, and the loud voice of a lion. May that lion be seated in the core of the heart of every living being. Thus with His resounding roar may He drive away one's elephantine vices."...
June 30, 2011 -- 3,341 views
Payonidhi das: This Kurma, kamatha-rupena. Now, the surasura-gana, they are standing on the ocean. If you go up to your waist in the water, you become dangerously situated. But they were standing. This proves the law of relativity. Everywhere this law of relativity is working. You do not think, because you cannot stand in the midst of the water of the ocean, therefore nobody can stand...
June 24, 2011 -- 3,084 views
Premanjana Dasa: Prabhupäda: Huh? What is that economical progressing? So that means busy fool. Fool, they do not know how to satisfy the economic problem. That is recommended in the Bhagavad-gétä, annäd bhavanti bhütäni: [Bg. 3.14] You grow food grains. Then all economic question... But why you are not producing food grains? ...
June 13, 2011 -- 2,792 views
Sunil Hariyani: I was walking around in a store. I saw a Cashier hand this little boy his money back saying “I’m sorry, but you don’t have enough money to buy this doll.”...
May 19, 2011 -- 1,717 views
Chirag Dangarwala: “All the demigods and their exalted qualities, such as religion, knowledge and renunciation, become manifest in the body of one who has developed unalloyed devotion for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Väsudeva.”...
April 14, 2011 -- 1,876 views
Bill Lind: For the first time in history of the so called modern, refine, advanced and free society, we have to be fearful of what we say, of what we write, and of what we think. We have to be afraid of using the “wrong” words that present word denounces as offensive, insensitive, racist, sexist, or homophobic etc...
April 4, 2011 -- 4,389 views
Raya Nitai dasa: On the top of the mango tree there is a very ripened fruit, and that fruit has to be tasted. So if I drop the fruit from up, it will be lost. Therefore it is handed over, after one, after one, after… Then it comes down...
March 25, 2011 -- 2,917 views
Payonidhi das: Srila Prabhupada has instructed that we fast from grains and in the evening only take ekadasi style prasadam, sometimes we try to take short cuts.But if we want the mercy of Lord Caitanya how can we disobey Srila Prabhupada's instruction on the plea that Lord Caitanya is so mercifull....
March 20, 2011 -- 3,503 views
Bhakta Steve: I have read that the mantra Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya is recommended for beginners who may be committing many offenses, such as, not being steady in his or her observance of the regulative principles. The advice being that the Mahamantra accepts offenses while the Vasudevaya mantra ignores offenses and is therefore safer for the neophyte...
March 20, 2011 -- 2,570 views
Payonidhi das: In Simhacalam in South India,Lord Varaha Narasimha is getting a new covering of Chandan in May, as instructed by Lord Varaha Narasimha Himself in Treta yuga to Urvasi and King Pururava...
March 12, 2011 -- 2,255 views
Payonidhi das: Please accept my humble obaisences All glories to Srila Prabhupada This is part of a chapter from my upcoming Narasimha book. (not yet completed) May Lord Narasimha protect you...
February 20, 2011 -- 4,074 views
Puskaraksa das: my posting on the open blog of the World Economic Forum in regards to the topic discussed as mentioned earlier / below, was: Faith, sraddha in sanskrit, is the first step for one who engages on the spiritual path......
January 31, 2011 -- 2,018 views
Pusta Krishna das: Is it too much to hope for? When we consider that the Bhagavad Gita ofSri Krishna was delivered on a battlefield involving complexities that Arjuna, the heroic devotee, never wished for, we might be filled with resignation over the possibility that the sweetness of Krishna consciousness, what attracted each and every one of us to Krishna in the first place, might rise to the pinnacle of importance that it is...
January 2, 2011 -- 1,612 views
Gauragopala dasa ACBSP: Drutakarma Prabhu's paper is an excellent read found here http://www.scribd.com/Jiva/d/1732507 and clearly explains ISKCON's understanding on the 'origin of the jiva'. Jayadvaita Swami also nicely explains ISKCON's excellent policy on this subject at this address - http://www.jswami.info/jiva...
December 12, 2010 -- 5,543 views
Sarva Rasa dasa: By far the greatest impact on the American landscape comes not from urbanization but rather from agriculture. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farming and ranching are responsible for 68 percent of all species endangerment in the United States...
October 23, 2010 -- 2,358 views
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