Caitanya dasa (BVKS): The vyasa-puja of Gopal Krishna Goswami took place on August 27th, 2008, in New Delhi, India. For the pleasure of all of his disciples, this is a brief report of the vyasa-puja festival.
Aug 8 2008 The Frog in the Cesspool
Jagabandhu dasa: One of the great fringe benefits of being a construction worker is being allowed to use the wonderful portable chemical toilets, which are often less than sanitary and having to dodge the throngs of biting stool flies while trying to find momentary relief in the release of bodily emulsions.
Aug 6 2008 Thought for the Day
Sankarshan Das Adhikari: It is sometimes said that misery enjoys company, and this is certainly true in regards to the materialistic civilization. This is why Srila Prabhupada explains that to become Krishna conscious we have to declare war against the material energy.
Aug 5 2008 My Daughter, My Teacher
Jagabandhu dasa: Each day begins with hope anew before quickly deteriorating into a miasma of overwhelming despair and frustration over the basic futility of the ephemeral realm. It's almost as if things weren't supposed to work out in order to assist the soul in evolving to a deeper more primal existence devoid of temporality and confusion.
Subuddhi Krishna das: I have been collecting some Pearls Of Wisdom and Analgies from Srimad Bhagavatam. I have created a blog where I post one quote everyday. I would like to share it with readers of Dandavats.
Jul 24 2008 The ISKCON sandwich
Nityananda Chandra Das: During Srila Prabhupada's time he established a program of spiritual purification by which one can make steady progress in Krishna Consciousness. It was nicknamed the ISKCON sandwich, a Krishna Conscious Program of bhajan, kirtan, artik and class every morning and every evening.
Jul 14 2008 Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Sankirtana Das (ACBSP): FYI - The saying âWake up and smell the coffeeâ is said to someone to suggest that they begin to pay attention and try to see the true facts of a situation or event which is relevant to their lives.
Jul 5 2008 Teen Suicide
Jusaniya devi dasi: (Compiled by Sangita devi dasi, RN, CHPN, Certified Hospice Educator) It is difficult to comprehend that suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24, according to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Jul 5 2008 IIT army marches to rescue Krishna kunds
Tapas Chakraborty: The water bodies, a big draw for tourists who throng Mathura, of which Vrindavan is a part, disappeared over the past 25 years, swallowed by encroachments and illegal constructions that changed the landscape.
Jul 5 2008 On watching Movies and TV
Sivarama Swami: Regularly watching TV and movies: there are two main defects in this activity, whether theyâre done regularly or even occasionally. The first is that this media always includes intoxication, graphic sex life, violence, and gambling.
Jun 26 2008 Online Preachers Required
Dushyant: I wanted to share some stark realizations in last few months about our complacency in exploring the potential oppurtunity of preaching on social networking sites like Orkut, Facebook etc.
Jun 17 2008 Scientists believe in God
Gauranga Prasad Das: Eminent scientist Richard Dawkins can talk about the âGod Delusion" but he wonât get much applause from his colleagues in India. For a new study says one in four scientists in India believe firmly that there is a supernatural power up there guiding their destiny.
Jun 15 2008 A web of deceitful offense
Dulal Chandra dasa: Do you remember when Putana disguised herself as a mother of Vraja in order to poison baby Krishna? Well dear devotees, out there on the web are many sites where so-called good-intentioned devotees want to capture you in their web of propaganda with the result of finding fault with Krishnaâs sincere devotees and doing harm to Srila Prabhupadaâs movement.
Ravi: India awards In a rare gesture, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today personally presented India's coveted civilian award Padma Bhushan to Ji Xianlin, renowned Chinese Indologist who has inspired love for Indian culture and literature among generations of his countrymen.
May 30 2008 Save indian breed cow
Kamdhenu kutumbkam: We run Kamdhenu Kutumbkam in Amravati center India. Our motto is to save Indian breed Cow ,Farmer & Farming land. somebody may thinks without cow human life can pass very comfortably.
May 28 2008 From village to village
Rasamandala das: Few weeks ago some youths has come to visit ISKCON Pandharpur. I took their addresses and phone numbers and decided to visit their villages. As transportation I used ST bus, a kind of a local Indian bus. While arriving in their villages I was surprised to find that some are chanting 16 rounds.
May 19 2008 NRISIMHADEVA BHAGAVAN KI JAYA
Haripada Dasa Brahmacari: Mothers, Maharajas, Prabhus my obeisances, Glories Srila Prabhupada, This is a Lord Sri Nrisimhadeva Deity that I have been worshiping for 7 years, this is made of the Siddha Bakul tree.
May 16 2008 Did the universe create itself?
Ajita Krishna Dasa: Quite a few atheists suggest that the universe could have created itself and therefore does not need a God as an explanation for its existence. The famous New Atheist Daniel Dennett makes this claim in his book "Breaking the Spell".
May 16 2008 Big Houses or Self Suficiency
Satyahit das: Apparently some temples spend 1000's of dollars weekly on flowers for the deities which are shiped from Columbia. For a couple thousand dollars a permanet 1st class green house may be established for growing flowers, vegetables ,herbs, and all sorts of Krsna's gifts to us.
May 16 2008 Where have all the hippies gone ?
Dulal Chandra dasa: The once caring â60âs generation now wiles away in their material comfort heaven, counting their 401Ksâ and planning on retirement in the Bahamas, all the while ignoring lost liberties, corporate and governmental corruption, and a environmental catastrophe that is destroying Mother Earth.
Krishna dasa: In 2006 a film, "The Universal Teacher," appeared on the market. Therein was a sequence of video recordings on Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura which were represented as originals. But, upon seeing it, many devotees expressed doubts if it was authentic.
May 13 2008 The movie “Expelled” - video
Rasananda ACBSP: Very informative piece about this important film on scientific truth and the ID vs Darwinism battle. Embeded please find a video, shot in February of 2008, from an interview where RC Sproul discusses the upcoming Ben Stein movie called, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed"
Apr 10 2008 USA Brain Drain
Sarvopama dasa: I think it's interesting to note that there's a whole new spin on the term "brain drain". Twenty years ago the best and brightest from India were all heading to the West so they could take their families to places like Disney World and Six Flags.
Apr 9 2008 I’m getting purified
Jatayu dasa: A friend came home from India and upon seeing me came over, placed his arm around me and asked, âHow are you doing?â I said that I was being purified and he smiled in such a way that he knew what I was taking about.