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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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."
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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…
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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