Mar 25 2011 The Conspiracy Theory Hoax

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

Mar 20 2011 Gaura Purnima

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.

Mar 20 2011 Vasudevaya mantra

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

Mar 12 2011 Simhacalam, the hill of the lion

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

Feb 20 2011 Srila Rupa and Sanatana Goswami about Lord Narasimha

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

Jan 31 2011 Does faith need religious institution ?

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...

Jan 2 2011 Ending the Politicization of Krishna Consciousness?

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

Dec 12 2010 ‘Realizations on the jiva’s ‘fall’ from Vaikuntha

Gauragopala dasa ACBSP: Drutakarma Prabhu's paper is an excellent read found here 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 -

Oct 23 2010 The Truth About Land Use in the United States

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

Oct 18 2010 Vijaya dasami

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

Oct 16 2010 Misconception about Jayananda Prabhu, he also distributed Srila Prabhupadas books

Payonidhi das: I recall having read Jayananda Prabhu giving Srila Prabhupadas money for printing,or it could have been from the many remembrances I have heard by various Prabhupada disciples

Sep 13 2010 Vyasa Puja Offering 2010

David Kuehn: Haribol. This offering was offered at Vancouver temple at Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja Celebration 2010-by Adhiyajna Das

Sep 8 2010 The Supreme Court of India initiating Criminal Contempt charges against members of Madhu Pandit Dasa’s GBC

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

Sep 7 2010 It is not that we first have to be contacted by the modes of material nature to fall down from Goloka or Vaikuntha

Gauragopala Dasa: To say we DID NOT come from Vaikuntha is to say we came from the impersonal Brahmajyoti and Srila Prabhupada rejected that idea

Jul 31 2010 Identifying Right from Wrong

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

Jul 29 2010 A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way…

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."

Jul 29 2010 Miniskirts… Skirting the Issue

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

Jul 22 2010 Crossing over the material world

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

Jul 20 2010 Shukracharya in the Horoscopes of Devotees

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

Jul 15 2010 Lusty for Bhajans?

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

Jul 8 2010 Twilight of Destruction

Ishvari Devi Dasi: After reading Slaughtering Chastity, Indradyumna Maharaja requested I write a follow up story focusing on how the chanting of the holy name saved me from destruction

Jun 28 2010 The glories of Keli-kadamba

Lakshman (das) Vrindavan (IN): The keli-kadamba resembles the mood and complexion of Srimati Radharani. Whenever Sri Krishna thinks of Radharani, He saw the Keli-kadamba in Vrindavan.

Jun 28 2010 Prabhupada’s instructions

Krishna kirtana dasi: We are today sending more excerpts of Srila Prabhupada's lecture, given on August 1973, in London, on verse 9 of the second chapter of Bhagavad-gita

Jun 7 2010 28th My Understanding

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

Jun 3 2010 Why not store bought milk

Mathura dasa: If we’re 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’t worry I’ll offer your $ to my home deities before I spend it…

May 21 2010 Man plays God, really?

Partha prana govinda das: Washington: Scientists announced a bold step on Thursday in the enduring quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA

May 19 2010 Amazing Nrsimha Story

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.

May 4 2010 Why should my child learn Sanskrit?

Ravi: Rutger Kortenhorst, a Sanskrit teacher in John Scottus School in Dublin, speaks on the value of teaching Sanskrit to children, based on his own experience with the language.

Apr 14 2010 A Dog in the Bushes

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

Apr 5 2010 Gopalji drinks milk

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.

Mar 3 2010 Six Verses on Surrender

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

Feb 21 2010 Myth Creation Begun

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

Feb 17 2010 Prayers by Lord Siva

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

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.
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