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Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

By the GBC

Srila Prabhupada: “Just adhere yourself to the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Then you become spiritual master. That's all. So I hope that all of you, men, women, boys and girls, become spiritual master and follow this principle. Spiritual master — simply, sincerely, follow the principles and speak to the general public. Then Krsna immediately becomes your favorite. Krsna does not become your favorite; you become Krsna's favorite. (...) So if you want to become recognized by Krsna very quickly, you take up this process of becoming spiritual master, present the Bhagavad-gita as it is, your life is perfect.” (Sri Vyas...

(1) Oct 18, 2019 -- 2,585 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jatayu dasa

I made all my own decisions, I was my own man, but I was also unhappy. I wanted to break away completely from the material world. I wanted God in my life. I want to try it, I thought. But what if I failed? What will I have to give up? I was really scared now. I will have to give up rock and roll and I will have to follow rules and regulations. But deep down inside, my hearts said try it. Scared I was but I took a few steps. And wow, it worked, kind of. I didn't become a saint and I didn't see the white light but I did begin to feel an inner p...

(3) Nov 20, 2019 -- 7,098 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vishakha Devi Dasi

An appreciation of the extraordinarily devoted life of Srila Prabhupada’s beloved disciple Yamuna Devi Dasi (1942–2011). Joan: Little did I know what kind of wedding it would be. All I knew was that they had received the names Mukunda and Janaki from a swami. When I saw the Swami he was sitting beside the window in his front room, bathed in sunlight, distributing prasada to the devotees who were sitting around him. Mukunda introduced me, and Swamiji offered me some prasada. Because I was a devotee of macrobiotics, this prasada was...

(0) Nov 20, 2019 -- 5,671 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Bharati Swami

ARE YOU READY to hear about a miracle? Don't worry, I won't bore you with yet another story about some pseudo-miracle-worker. This story is about a seventy-nine-year-old woman completely set in her ways who, at the most difficult time of death, had a change of heart that brought her from the brink of terror to tears of joy. The woman was my mother. Born Nadine Alma Eastlack, she was conservative to the extreme. Her early life read like a chapter from John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. Her family narrowly escaped the dust bowl by migrating from Grinnell, Kansas, to the...

(2) Nov 20, 2019 -- 6,451 views
By Yamuna Jivana dasa

1. “Vedic” Sanskrit and Classical Sanskrit – nature and origin of differences 2. Further differences within Vedic Sanskrit itself, as well as within Classical Sanskrit itself 3. Other languages’ relations with Sanskrit

(7) Nov 19, 2019 -- 4,336 views
By Bhakti Charu Swami

During the early days of the Hare Krishna movement, spiritual life was perceived as meaning to live in the temple as a full-time devotee. The word “devotee” referred to someone who was living in a temple and engaged in temple activities full time. Those who lived outside were referred to as “karmis”

(1) Nov 19, 2019 -- 3,552 views
By Ananth Krishnan

“This is possibly the only temple in China where we are still praying to a Hindu God,” says Li San Long, a Chedian resident, with a smile

(0) Nov 19, 2019 -- 4,028 views

On the 1st of November, 2019, HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja along with several senior Prabhupada disciples and many other ISKCON Devotees, formally inaugurated the ISKCON temple at Chippiwada for the benefit of general public. Located near the Juma Masjid, Asia’s largest active mosque, at Old Delhi, a fabulous festival of unprecedented proportions was celebrated with the inauguration of Srila Prabhupada’s Museum and the installation of Gaura Nitai deities.

(0) Nov 18, 2019 -- 824 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sarvatma Dasa

Having had some mystical experiences as a teenager that convinced me of the existence of God, I left my native country, Argentina, for Salvador, capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia, famous for its mysticism and magic. I arrived in the area without plans, money, or acquaintances and moved into a straw hut by the beach a couple of miles from the nearest fishing village and fifty miles from civilization. It was an ideal setting of palm trees, a small lake, a river of crystalline water, and the turquoise Atlantic Ocean, in year-round eighty-degree weather. I made a new fri...

(0) Nov 18, 2019 -- 1,874 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ananda Vrindavaneswari Devi Dasi

Perhaps one of the more endearing images in the Bhagavad-gita is Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, driving the chariot of His friend, the warrior Arjuna. When we accept the notion of God as a person then we can begin to ask, What does he do? How does he interact with us, and especially how does he interact with his pure devotees, such as Arjuna? Krishna chooses to be the chariot driver of Arjuna in the Battle of Kurukshetra where the Bhagavad-gita was spoken. This role of charioteer gives us much insight into Krishna as a person. He enjoys ...

(0) Nov 18, 2019 -- 1,847 views
By Chirag Dangarwala

Complacency is a dangerous element in the progress of Spiritual Life. It is very essential for an endeavoring spiritualist to always remember that the material world is not a place of comfort. It has been certified by the Creator, Lord Sri Krsna himself as dukhalayam and asasvatam, which means it, is full of misery and temporary

(0) Nov 18, 2019 -- 4,864 views
Hare KrishnaBy His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

What is your philosophy? It is written by man. What is the value of your philosophy? It is speculation. We don’t say that the Vedas are written by man. They come from a transcendental source. The words spoken by the Lord are called apauruseya, which indicates that they are not delivered by any mundane person. They may say whatever they like, but we don’t accept it. Suppose somebody says, “Your father’s name is so-and-so.” What is his authority to say what my father’s name is? I know very w...

(0) Nov 17, 2019 -- 2,824 views
Hare KrishnaBy Parama Karuna Das

It was Gargamuni’s idea [to do the prasadam program]. He felt that the best way to attract students was to have a program every day. It was some chanting and then a brief lecture and then prasadam. [Gargamuni] learned how to cook from Prabhupada and he taught all of us how to cook... When he would chaunce the dahl the aroma would go through the entire neighborhood and I remember coming back from class and I’d just see people running, coming out of their houses just running to the Krishna House. People were packed into the living roo...

(0) Nov 17, 2019 -- 1,890 views
Hare KrishnaBy Lila Shukha Dasi

I never thought, despite my secondary career as a teacher, that I would now be the one teaching what I had been lovingly taught. And as I taught, reluctantly and uncomfortably at first, the more grateful I felt to those who had passed these skills and knowledge down to me. I am slowly beginning to understand why our dear founder, Srila Prabhupada, travelled to the West to teach love of God. He said that he was simply repeating what Krishna, his spiritual master, and the other great teachers had said. He never took any credit for himself, he was devoid of ego, always gra...

(0) Nov 17, 2019 -- 1,441 views
Hare KrishnaBy Subhag Swami

It is said that the higher authorities are always observing us. The sun, moon, air, fire and the ten directions, they are noting our actions. We cannot escape this. A sadhu, who by dint of his spiritual advancement can perceive this, refrains from committing sinful activity, even though apparently no one is watching. Even after knowing about all of this, sometimes we get carried away. Why? Because of kama (lust). Therefore Krishna instructs us that we should first curb this lust. Because of this we are forced to act in such a way, even though we know we shouldn’t. If one c...

(1) Nov 16, 2019 -- 4,348 views
Hare KrishnaBy Praghosa Dasa

I remember many years ago when devotees appeared on a popular TV chat show in front of a live audience, they started with some sweet bhajan and then 4 or 5 of them were interviewed. During the interview the TV host cottoned on that the devotees were seriously dedicated to their cause. As a result he asked one of the devotees the following; "What about holidays, do you take an annual vacation?" The devotee in question responded both with confidence and humour "When you are having so much fun doing what you are doing, where is the question of needing a holiday as everyday is ...

(38) Nov 16, 2019 -- 12,535 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vibhu Chaitanya Das

We usually feel that there will be another day but what if there is no other day? What if this is our last day on this planet, the last day in this body? Did we accumulate sufficient blessings in this life to make it our last? Spiritual life is about accruing blessings throughout one’s devotional life; blessings from the Supreme Lord and His devotees. These blessings are the building blocks in our spiritual life, through them we develop saintly qualities.

(0) Nov 16, 2019 -- 3,567 views
Hare KrishnaBy Navasi Dasi

As devotees, we talk a lot about getting free from the material energy, free from the influence of maya, free from our attachments to material sense pleasures and their objects. Why do we want to do that? What would be the reason? Sometimes it can be confusing. It may seem like we're taking all this too seriously, when really it's all Krishna's creation and life in this world can have so many pleasures to offer us. Here is an example that perhaps will illustrate the reasons. Suppose you are in a relationship with someone. You think you love them, and they love you. You ha...

(0) Nov 15, 2019 -- 3,630 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vaisesika Das

The Prabhupada Marathon Is Mere Nostalgia, Right? Wrong! Nostalgia is nothing more than a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past. Srila Prabhupada's Marathon, the worldwide end-of-year push by ISKCON devotees to increase book distribution, is far from sentimental; rather, it motivates action now and increases the practical results. It is just as important today as it was in December of 1972 when the devotees in Los Angeles, California, started this now...

(0) Nov 15, 2019 -- 2,570 views

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