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...
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
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
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
Payonidhi das: I previously posted 108 Names of Lord Rama and some nectar about Lord Rama, today is the day to pray to Lord Rama to kill any Ravana mentality in the heart, desire for wealth and illicit sexual enjoyment
BLR Correspondent: The High court of Karnataka on their own initiative filed criminal contempt charges against MPD, his servants (Jai Caitanya, Chancalapati, etc) and his lawyers for scandalizing the courts
Chirag Dangarwala: The capability to Identify Right from Wrong is of vital importance for everyone. Yet it is astonishing that most of us baffle and many a times walk into arguments regarding this basic concept
Chaitanya Mangala dasa: Prabhupada: You have to submit. You cannot remain independent. That is the first condition. Sisyas te 'ham,sisya. Sisya means voluntarily accepting the rules offered by the spiritual master. That is sisya: "Ah, yes, I agree to abide by your order."
Kapila dasa: I appreciate the recent discussion in regards to the recommended attire of a brahminical devotee. It is always good to be reminded of the most correct form, and to recognize standards which apply to temple environments
Chirag Dangarwala: For those who have accepted the boat of the lotus feet of the Lord, who is the shelter of the cosmic manifestation and is famous as Murari, the enemy of the Mura demon, the ocean of the material world is like the water contained in a calf's hoof-print
Abhaya Mudra Dasi: Shukracharya is a great devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is great soul although he is often disregarded simply because he is the guru of the asuras. Shukracharya is not a simple character; his exalted qualities are hidden. Often he acts in a twisted manner because it is not easy to direct his demonic disciples towards the path of devotion
Ishvari Devi Dasi: In my entries Slaughtering Chastity and Twilight of Destruction, I wrote about some experiences that led me to lose my higher taste for chanting the holy names of Krishna. Chanting, the essence of our education, means three things: japa, kirtan and bhajans
Pancaratna dasa (Jaipur): It seems to me over the years many devotees have had a try to understand this conversation with Srila Prabhupada which led to the July 9th Letter. The July 9th letter specifically deals with the now and not the future
Mathura dasa: If we‚Äôre going to offer milk to Krsna it benefits the cow. Well on some level, maybe, If you are lucky. Lets say I enslave you, I take your children and your hard earned money by force, treat you inhumanly and then slit your throat, but don‚Äôt worry I‚Äôll offer your $ to my home deities before I spend it‚Ä¶
Amogha das: On Wednesday evening, Oct 22, 2008, we were performing our regular deity service at our local ISKCON temple in Houston. My Prabhu and me were dressing the deities of Sri Sri Radha Nilamadhava.
Giriraj Swami: On my walk yesterday I had to heed the call of nature in the bushes, and I quickly hung my bead bag on a branch. Somehow, the picture of Lord Jagannatha on the bag ended up looking at me, and I thought of Srila Prabhupada's words
Shyamal Krishna: Lord Krishna is all merciful. To allow us to serve Him and get His divine mercy and devotion He appears as the Deity. Recently Lord Gopal exhibited a nice pastime which was very delighful for the devotees and sceptical for the non-believers.
Pusta Krishna das: Written by and Spoken by His Divine Grace Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad to Pusta Krishna das in reciprocation for receiving a poem from him on the occasion of the 1971 Appearance Day Celebration in Bombay, India of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Nrsimhananda das: Canonization (or canonisation) is the act by which a particular Christian church or group declares a deceased person to be a saint and is included in the canon, or list, of recognized saints. Originally, individuals were recognized as saints without any formal process
Hariharan Iyer: The great sage Maitreya continued: Out of his causeless mercy, the exalted personality Lord Ňöiva, a great devotee of Lord NńĀrńĀyanŐ£a, continued to speak to the King's sons, who were standing with folded hands
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.
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.
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.
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‚Äôs family member or support staff of this varsity.
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.
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.