Feb 17 2010 Prayers by Lord Siva

Hariharan Iyer: The great sage Maitreya continued: Out of his causeless mercy, the exalted personality Lord Śiva, a great devotee of Lord Nārāyaṇa, continued to speak to the King's sons, who were standing with folded hands

Jan 31 2010 Understanding the marginal living entity (jiva-tattva) and the nitya-siddha and nitya-baddha terminology

Gauragopala dasa: Srila Prabhupada - "Nitya-siddha and nitya-baddha. There are two kinds of living entities. Nitya-baddha means ever-conditioned...

Jan 23 2010 Some Truth on Jiva Tattva and Great souls…

Krsna-kirtana dasi: On this auspicious day of Vasanta Pancami, I take the opportunity to share with you a few drops of devotional nectar to feed our meditation at the lotus feet of these great devotees that we do celebrate today.

Jan 18 2010 Breaking the Shackles of Kali

Vrndavanlila dd: Foundation of an ideal vedic civilization is laid on the preservation of three pillars of religiosity- brahminical culture, cow protection, and God-consciousness.

Jan 7 2010 Devotee review of Avatar the movie published in Australian Newspaper

Antony Brennan: I thought you might be interested in this. A devotee review of Avatar the movie published in Australian Newspaper. I have seen the movie and this is the best review of it I have read so far.

Jan 3 2010 Dreaming in the material world

Gauragopala dasa: Many have laughed when told their existence in the material world is just the dream condition of the marginal living entity (soul).

Dec 27 2009 A call For Africa, grihasta preaching and xmas spirit!

Mahavishnu Swami: I was really fortunate that I was prompted by Krishna and the devotees to stay back from Africa in London for the 40th Anniversary of the installation of my ishtadeva (?) Deities Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Londonishwara starring Gurudas, Yamuna, Malati and Shyamasundara Prabhus.

Dec 7 2009 Navadwip notes

Jeevanmukta Das: Navadwip was a centre of learning. A university campus of sorts, where scholars came from far and wide to learn philosophy and religion. Everybody you met on the streets was a scholar or a scholar’s family member or support staff of this varsity.

Oct 29 2009 The sweet lilas of Balagopala

Payonidhi das: Dear Vaisnavas. This is the month of Kartika and we worship Krsna in His sweet form of Balagopala or MadanGopal. How amazing that Satya VrataMuni has written such a beautiful Damodarastakam.

Oct 5 2009 Radhadesh is also on Facebook

Kancana-valli devi dasi: Radhadesh is really joining the digital age now, now having both a website and a page on Facebook. We're really just starting up with our Facebook page, so if you have any ideas of how we can improve it, or any news you would like to hear about, please let us know.

Oct 5 2009 Some Thought to Reflect Upon

Pusta Krishna Das: It is not easy to be a disciple, even in the presence of the Vaishnava-Acharya, and it can potentially become progressively more difficult as time passes in his physical absence.

Oct 1 2009 His Holiness Tamal Krishna Goswami is my Vartmapradarsika Guru

Nanda Kumar: Srila Tamal Krishna Maharaj was the first devotee I spoke with, and right from the start he made it his mission to make me a devotee. I had long hair and a beard, and was addicted to surfing and anything that altered your consciousness.

Oct 1 2009 Romapada productions Krishna art videos

Kaliya Krishna das: We would like to submit a video link to one of our newest videos for the pleasure of the devotees. We have many videos produced that we would like to share.

Sep 21 2009 A Handful of Beauty

Jagabandhu das: I can still remember when I first met the Hare Krishna people. In a Target department store (the very first one) parking lot in Edina(Minneapolis), Minnesota. Summer of 1975.

Sep 18 2009 A Friend Is A Friend

Jagabandhu das: "One who is not envious, but is a kindly friend to all creatures, who does not think himself a proprietor; who is free from false ego, and equal in both happiness and distress, always satisfied, and engaged in devotional service with determination, and who is compact in mind and intelligence with Me --- he is very dear to Me."

Sep 18 2009 Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya…

Vrndavanlila dd (Dr Vrinda Baxi): Let us like an obedient child return to His lap following His instructions in a varnasrama set up, with simple life and utilize our precious time and life in serving Him, His mercy will follow.

Sep 5 2009 The price/cost of cow-protection milk

Dusyanta dasa: Recently whilst browsing the many Iskcon-devotee websites i found a conversation taking place concerning whether to buy ordinary cows milk and/or cow-protected milk.

Aug 27 2009 When Thought Awakens

Jagabandhu das: "The Bhagavata teaches us that God gives us Truth as He gave it to Vyasa: when we earnestly seek for it. The soul receives a revelation when it is anxious for it...

Aug 24 2009 Understanding? Impossible! It’s a quantum leap of aeons!

G S Senan: It is futile to wonder if “advanced devotees” can UNDERSTAND the philosophy of Mahaprabhu’s mood. It’s just a matter of different lengths of time. All WILL UNDERSTAND in the end…even if it takes countless lifetimes.

Aug 22 2009 It is in front of our eyes… Why delay?

Hari Kirtan Das: Srila Prabhupada said that cities will one day crumble down. And it did not take long for his words to prove prophetic.

Aug 16 2009 The Truth about the Flu Shot

Jagabandhu das: This can be photo copied en masse and distributed widely to offices and union halls etc.

Aug 11 2009 Pigs On the Wing (Obeisances to Dandavats)

Jagabandhu das: I always like reading the comments on dandavats.com and especially liked their recently published blog about saying no to vaccines! I often wish I was in closer geographic proximity with the commentators/contributors because I think we could really have really nice discussions/really good conversations...

Aug 7 2009 Sri Krsna Janmastami

Payonidhi das: One sannyasi from Gaudiya Matha in Navadvipa, Yati Maharaja, misunderstood Srila Prabhupada and wrote in his commentary to Bhagavatam first canto that Bhaktivedanta Swami did not know how Krsna appeared both in Mathura and in Gokula

Aug 7 2009 Say NO! to vaccines

Bryan Hubbard: "What Doctors Don't Tell You (WDDTY), the health journal for consumer research has discovered that: officials are deliberately suppressing data about the safety of vaccines...

Aug 7 2009 Nimai eats offerings prepared by Jagadisha & Hiranya Pandita

Chandan Bhatia: If Nimai could not catch a bird He saw flying in the sky He would weep bitterly and roll in the dust. Sometimes, He cried for the moon and the stars in the sky while thrashing His arms and legs violently, if He could not have them.

Aug 7 2009 Satellites

Jagabandhu das: We love to read a book which we have never read before. We are anxious to gather whatever information is contained in it, and with such acquirement our curiousity stops.

Jul 31 2009 Yadava Giri Narasimha

Payonidhi das: My dear Prahlada, may you live a long time. One cannot appreciate or understand Me without pleasing Me, but one who has seen or pleased Me has nothing more for which to lament for his own satisfaction.

Jul 27 2009 The Only Way Becomes One..

Citraketu dasa: The following are passages relevant to this understanding and demonstrating a progression of understanding that culminates in the pure devotion of Bhakti Yoga.

Jul 19 2009 Sankaracarya’s take on sat-sangh

Madan Manohar Das: Lord Siva kindly appeared as Sankaracarya, in kali-yuga, to fulfill the desire of the Supreme Lord to mislead the atheists by his mayavada philosophy.

Jul 19 2009 Srila Prabhupada was not alone to claim the monlanding was a hoax

Payonidhi das: On the 20 july is 40 years ago since the so called moon landing. But many believe it was a hoax If you go to the Air and Space museum in Washington Dc you can touch a piece of the moon and visitors ( "pilgrims") come to touch this black stone.

Jul 14 2009 Glorifiation of Srimad Bhagavatam

Payonidhi das: Srila Gadhara Pandit would constantly read Srimad Bhagavatam when he was in Jagannatha Puri and when Srinivasa Acarya came to see him, and hear Srimad Bhagavatam from him, the words where simply washed away by the tears of Gadhara Pandit.

Jul 4 2009 Nobody’s Fault But Mine

Jagabandhu das: Recently, Sri Guru has caused me to reflect deeply much upon the penetrating notion of finding innate goodness everywhere inspite of apparent external malific incongruities.

Jun 29 2009 Scientists….more dead than alive

Madan Manohar Das: Srila Prabhupada said that scientific preaching will increase the prestige of ISKCON. The main point to preach he said was that life comes from life. If we can prove that, Srila Prabhupada said, then we can show that the original life is Krsna.

Jun 24 2009 The Future of Christian-Hindu Conflict: The Theology of Conversion

Krishna Kirti Das: Using a comparative religious approach, this essay examines four areas related to conversion: the theology of conversion, welfare work as it relates to conversion, the impact of demographics on conversion, and the relationship between politics and conversion.

Jun 8 2009 Fare Thee Well Grasshopper!

Jagabandhu das: Many thanks for your very kind comments about David Carradine! I am very happy to know of your friendly/affectionate exchanges with him at Pyramid House and would very much like to hear more of this!

Jun 4 2009 “That was close!” Avoiding danger at Ratha Yatras

Adi Kavi Das: I was determined to figure out a better system for guarding the wheel I now I think I have. A bright orange vest, matching tape for the ropes, a matching taped foam padded stick and extra people with more training would make the next Ratha Yatra even better.

Jun 3 2009 Puspanjali

Jagabandhu das: As I was working in the garden this afternoon putting in more marigolds for puspanjali I was remembering Krishna telling Arjuna what He likes to have offered to Him with Love (putram puspam palam toyam...)

May 25 2009 Prabhupada Seminars: Loving Prabhupada is easy

Rita Gupta: Srutakirti dasa became Prabhupada’s personal servant in August 1972. His service was to be by Prabhupada’s side twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. He traveled with Prabhupada for 2 ½ years, and around the world five times

May 18 2009 Hare Krishna and free vegetarian feasts-Denver

Pandava: If you're getting tired of having the same ho-hum weekend and are looking for an interesting and possibly dangerous situation whilst stuffing your face with good grub, check out the local hare Krishna scene.

May 2 2009 I Never Saw This On The Vedabase

Palaka das: I came across this letter sent on behalf of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada to ALL CENTERS. Perhaps we should all take a moment to hear what Srila Prabhupada has ordered.
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