Sep 30 2006 Cyndi Lauper devi dasi!

Hare KrishnaBy Gita Govinda devi dasi

She started to sing and after the song she again talked about Krsna. When she was a child she said she got prasadam from time to time and wanted to thank the devotees for feeding her. Many many persons at this concert got to hear about Krsna and the devotees in a very positive way!

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Sep 30 2006 Disappearance of Srimati Gauri dasi, Yamunangi dasi and Sri Hari dasa

Hare KrishnaBy Hari-sauri dasa

With great regret the Mayapur management wishes to inform the community of devotees about the disappearance of Srimati Gauri dasi, the granddaughter of Srila Prabhupada, her three years old daughter Yamunangi, and her brother-in-law, Sriman Sri Hari dasa.

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Sep 30 2006 First Annual Damodara Kartika Vrata at Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mandir , Queens, NY

Hare KrishnaBy Mithuna das

If your busy schedule or financial budget has prevented you from going to India for the month of Kartika 2006, you are invited to attend our 31-day Damodara( Kartika)-vrata at the Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mandir, Queens, NY, 6th Ocotber 2006 to 5th November 2006.

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Sep 30 2006 Vaishnavi Retreat Schedule Posted

Hare KrishnaBy Malati Devi Dasi

Dates: Oct. 6, 7, & 8th Location: New Vrindaban, W. V USA Prabhupada’s Relationships with his Spiritual Daughters, Challenges & Victories Along the Path of Devotional Motherhood, “Let’s Chant Those Rounds!”, How, When, Where to Give a Bhagavatam Class

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Sep 30 2006 2nd Annual Sri Khetra Parikrama 2006

Hare KrishnaBy Goura Nitai das

ISKCON has been organizing Mayapur and Vrindavana parikrama since many years and thus giving the opportunity to spend time glorifying these holy dhamas to thousands of devotees from all over the world. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu considered three places very dear: Navadwip-dhama, Vrindavana-dhama and Jagannath Puri-dhama.

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Sep 30 2006 Relief Appeal

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti Purusottama Swami

By now you must have come to know that ISKCON Mayapur and many of the surrounding villages are affected by flood. Although this year’s flood is not as big as in the year 2000, still it has brought damage and suffering to ISKCON Mayapur and nearby villages of dham-vasis. But despite all our inconvenience we badly need to help the nearby villagers who are in very distressed condition.

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Sep 29 2006 Kausalya dasi meets Prabhupada

Hare KrishnaFrom a lecture of Giriraja Swami

Kausalya dasi: I would like to tell this because I think it is one of the sweetest exchanges. We had so many wonderful exchanges. In India, Prabhupada was very.. It was a very intimate group. There was a very small number of us. There were only five women and how many men? Ten? Fifteen?

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Sep 29 2006 “Swamiji” is coming back!

Hare KrishnaBy Govinda dasi

We are eternally indebted. No one had heard of Krsna in the West. You were the emissary, the pioneer, the divine agent sent by Lord Caitanya to awaken the Western world from the sleep of ignorance. You are the most exemplary preacher of the Lord, always concerned for the welfare of all living entities for the suffering of all the souls in this world.

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Sep 29 2006 Bhakti Cult

Hare KrishnaBy Visnu Murti das

Please find attached 4 files which could be of interest to many of you as aspiring leaders and servants of the Krsna Consciousness Movement. The research documents are the result of three months of studying VEDAbase to extract all of the quotes from the books of Srila Prabhupada on the subject matter of the Krsna Consciousness Movement.

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Sep 29 2006 Real education

Hare KrishnaBy Urmila Devi Dasi

He will think, "I don't like pain, so why should I give pain to an animal just so I can eat?" He’ll be honest: “I don't like to be cheated, so why should I cheat others?” And he'll always speak beneficially: “I like to hear the truth, I don’t like to be insulted, and I want to hear what is useful to me. Let me speak to others that way.” A truly educated person, therefore, will try not to hurt anyone, even by his words.

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Sep 29 2006 Serbia: attacks continue despite improvements

Hare KrishnaBy Forum 18

In June, a Hare Krishna devotee was knifed. One blackspot is the town of Backa Palanka, where Seventh-day Adventist and Pentecostal churches have faced graffiti, arson and stone-throwing attacks and a Jehovah's Witness was assaulted.

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Sep 28 2006 Dogs And Cats Don’t Need Freud

Hare KrishnaBy HDG Srila Prabhupada

So this argument the butchers or the animal killers or any kind of killer, they cannot put argument. That “Here, Bhagavad-gita says that soul is never killed, na hanyate hanyamane sarire [Bg. 2.20], even after destroying the body. So why you are complaining that we are killing?”

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Sep 28 2006 Dear Pita

Hare KrishnaBy Krishna das

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Sep 28 2006 Old Cleaning Man

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

“A man works all his life,” he continued, “and he gets a pension to live out his remaining days, but the cow gives milk all her life, and then people kill her. It’s wrong. And the whole world is suffering the reaction in the form of wars. Therefore God sends messengers at different times to enlighten us to these truths, but people just don’t listen. What can be done?”

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Sep 28 2006 Reading Srila Prabhupada’s books

Hare KrishnaBy Vaishnava das

Srila Prabhupada asked a devotee, ‘can you quote the verse?’ They could not. Srila Prabhupada said, “Just see - you are not reading my books. You have to read my books and you have to study and learn my books just like a lawyer learns the law books. You must know everything chapter and verse. If you do not know, how will you teach these men unless you know my books.

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Sep 28 2006 Urgency of Surrender to Krishna

Hare KrishnaBy Radhanath Swami

We should know that any facility to enjoy in this material world is maya’s trick to somehow or other distract away from the urgent need to be Krishna conscious. Listen carefully to Srila Prabhupada’s voice when you listen to his lectures. There is always that deep sense of trying to give us the feeling of urgency. It has to be done now!

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Sep 28 2006 Succumb to maya?

Hare KrishnaBy Romapada Swami

Conversely, unsteadiness in our execution of Krishna consciousness is caused by lack of maturity in our faith & devotion, thus permitting impediments or "unwanted things in the heart" (anarthas) to prevail. For sadhakas, or those of us in the practicing stage of devotion, as long as unwanted residual desires (anarthas) are present in the heart, there is experience of unsteadiness and struggles.

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Sep 27 2006 Be humbler even than a blade of grass

Hare KrishnaBy Srila Bhakti-siddhanta Saraswati Thakura

The holy command of Shri Guru has been that we shall serve Godhead in association with one another. By the word ‘we’ he did not mean any one individual. There are many persons who are very selfish, indeed. They say, ‘I alone shall serve. It is incumbent on me alone. No one else has any claim to join me in my service of Godhead.’

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Sep 27 2006 Further updates and fotos from Mayapur flood

Hare KrishnaBy Vrindavan Lila Dasi

We are still trapped by the water in Youth Forum bld, Gosala area. We could walk to the temple in water upto our chest, but both of our healths isn't good at all. We do get out a little only around Gosala area, as it is less time to spend in cold water than trying to go to the temple.

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Sep 27 2006 Precautions during floods

Hare KrishnaBy Madhumati Devi Dasi

Gangamai is slowly coming once again to touch the lotus feet of lord Nrisimhadeva.Slowly the water is raising at a steady pace.All the day school and Housing is now totally flooded and water level is already 4 feet to 5 feet.I saw many childrens having fun in the water in the housing area but as a pathologist we always have a microscopic view! I feel following Health precautions have to be taken !

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Sep 27 2006 Mayapur Flood Report - 2006

Hare KrishnaBy Sankarshan Nitai Das

Floods in Mayapur are usually caused by release of water from various Dams which are about 100km upstream. Around noon, the local government officials informed ISKCON management that they were releasing water down stream gradually. ISKCON Mayapur management immediately swung into action and convened a meeting of the Department heads at 4:00pm to discuss preventive measures and relief action.

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Sep 27 2006 “Everywhere is becoming Ganga!” A Mayapur Flood Escape Story

Hare KrishnaSubmitted by Shastra dasa

Mother Ganga touched the Lotus Feet of Sri Sri Radha-Madhava in the year 2000, but she has not come to greet the new Pancha-Tattva Deities, installed only 2 years ago. A rather dry rainy season was coming to an end . no one expected any flood in Sri Mayapur this year. Then the news came – the dams are too full and the Government has opened them up, in a few hours we will have a flood.

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Sep 27 2006 Hospice at VRINDAVAN

Hare KrishnaBy Vishwarupa das

Bhaktivedanta Hospital at Mira Road ,Thane district, Maharashtra has taken the responsibility of establishing a HOSPICE in VRINDAVAN to serve the dedicated devotees of ISKCON at the last stage of their life. Hospice means a Professional Medical Centre which takes medical, emotional, social and spiritual care of terminally ill patients and of their near and dear ones

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Sep 27 2006 UPDATE ON SRILA PRABHUPADA ‘S ROOMS IN RADHA DAMODARA

Hare KrishnaBy COMMUNI-CATIONS DEPARTMENT ISKCON VRINDAVANA

The present situation with regards to Srila Prabhupada's rooms at the Radha Damodara Temple is that ISKCON won a recent court decision in Mathura. The court ruled that ISKCON was in legal possession of Srila Prabhupada's rooms, and should not be illegally dispossessed of those rooms. The City Magistrate was to turn the rooms over to us, but there was a local strike at that time, and the order wasn't issued right away

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Sep 27 2006 The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

Hare KrishnaBy Praghosa dasa

One of the purposes of the Dandavats website was to provide a medium where devotees could express their Krsna conscious realisations, so please don't be shy in sending them to us. An automatic benefit of sending your realisations, given the nature of the medium, is that they will reach the eyes of many many souls. As websites are available for everyone to read, who knows who might read and be inspired by your words?

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Sep 26 2006 Hatha Yoga and Krishna Consciousness

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

As I consider myself "within ISKCON", I consider that what I do is "within ISKCON". The teachers at our yoga school are a mixture of initiated grand-disciples of Srila Prabhupada and aspiring grand-disciples of Srila Prabhupada who have been introduced to ISKCON through association with the devotees who teach there.

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Sep 26 2006 A review of Niranjana Swami’s Taking care of Krishna devotees

Hare KrishnaBy Devaki devi dasi

And I boldly say the Counselor System gives us the formula how to turn every yatra into Vaikuntha! Maharaja's personal example of taking care of Krishna’s devotees, of tirelessly preaching about the need of the counselor system within his zone, and finally compiling this wonderful book will no doubt gradually create a revolution within the hearts and minds of many devotees worldwide--exactly what ISKCON needs the most at present!

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Sep 26 2006 Mayapur Under Flood

Hare KrishnaBy Braja Sevaki devi dasi

Vrindavan Lila devi dasi has a series of images from yesterday tracking the progress; however it's now 5.30am the following day, and the waters have risen a minimum of 2 ft overnight. In the grhastha area (where I am writing from, and where I'm trapped until my gardener returns with our boat!), the water is around 4- ft high in some parts...

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Sep 26 2006 The Temple of Jagannath at Puri

Hare KrishnaBy Payonidhi das

There is not a Hindu who has not heard the name of this temple. The old and the young, the male and the female, the Rajah and the ryot, and the weak and the stout, all visit this temple out of a religious curiosity. Three hundred and one miles south-west of the Vice-Regal palace at Calcutta, stands this famous temple close to the seashore affording an object for a telescopic observation to the new-comer an broad the ship bound for Bengal.

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Sep 26 2006 Prabhupada DVD Set Expanded - Translations Needed!

Hare KrishnaBy Nrsimhananda das

We are planning to replicate the sets by Mayapur which means we need those translations right away since we are currently re-authoring. The new set will be replicated on double-layer disks, have five soundtracks - all of Srila Prabhupada lectures, walks, talks, japa, bhajans, etc - take your choice; plus 28 languages including Russian, simplified Chinese, etc.

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Sep 26 2006 VIHE Kartik Semester 2006 info

Hare KrishnaBy Adipurusa das

Sri Mukunda dasa Gosvami points out that if one observes Kartika-vrata in any place other than Mathura and without any attachment for the Lord, then such a person, receives the boons of bhukti and mukti from the Lord, and not bhakti.

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Sep 26 2006 New Film/Video Conference on PAMHO

Hare KrishnaBy Nrsimhananda das

I offer my humble obeisances to HH Bhakti Vaibhava Swami who inspired me with the idea to inaugurate this conference. As the producer of "Mother Ganga," he and his co-creators have set a standard of quality for future productions. If you haven't seen the video, you can purchase it from the many distributors around the world including, of course, ITV.

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Sep 24 2006 SILLY POINT

Hare KrishnaBy Chaitanya Charan Das

The silly point is that we protest about the star shown as a smoker, but not about the same star being shown as a drug-dealing gangster or an underworld don. When movies blatantly exhibit sex, rape, addictions, crime, violence and murder, and when movie stars are today’s perverse role models, isn’t it silly to be shocked when the same happens in society?

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Sep 24 2006 SCHOOLING IN THE REALM OF STUPIDITY

Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna dasa

When our children go to school to be indoctrinated with the thesis that we are just walking mechanistic soul-less bags of chemicals, which yell ouch! when its c-fibers are firing, being mere units of stardust hurtling mindlessly through outer space for no reason whatsoever, except through the velocity of the fateful detonation at the beginning of time, a nasty trend is set.

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Sep 24 2006 Yoga Mart

Hare KrishnaBy Danavir Goswami

We find a growing conception among uneducated devotees that ISKCON's success depends on not rejecting any type of so-called spiritual ideas. This monstrous misunderstanding needs rectification. Srila Prabhupada wanted multitudes to enter the open doors of Lord Caitanya's loving sankirtana house, yet all unauthorized misconceptions and bogus practices carried by the members were to remain outside.

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Sep 23 2006 9/11 slows down book distribution in LA

Hare KrishnaBy Michael Kennedy

The court had barred the city from enforcing its ordinance pending the outcome of litigation. The principal challenger was the Society of Krishna Consciousness of California, one of the major solicitors of airport travelers.

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Sep 23 2006 HARINAM SANKIRTAN KIJAY - The Long Range Effects

Hare KrishnaBy Kavicandra Swami

We have a very interesting story of how Rupa Manjari devi dasi became a practicing vaisnava. She graduated from the university majoring in political science. She had a serious drug problem while studying, but due to some accident she gave that up, that is when she started to believe in God.

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Sep 23 2006 Terror attack: Lest we forget the tears-V

Hare KrishnaBy The Sangai Express

Unable to resist the call of the Almighty, he left for ISKCON temple quite early as if he knew it was the last day of his life and before his departure his heart and soul was eager to get Brahmin Dikshya, the crest fallen widow recounted while consoling herself that her husband was finally able to fulfil his long cherished wish to get converted into a Brahmin.

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Sep 23 2006 SRILA PRABHUPADA’S INTELLIGENCE

Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna dasa

Let us suppose a Spiritual Master tells a disciple he wants to rest due to tiredness, and requests the disciple not to wake him up under any circumstances. Let us also suppose that after some time, the president of the country comes quite by surprise and asks for an audience with the Guru. Is the disciple going to ask him to wait and apologize profusely, sticking rigidly to the order?

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Sep 23 2006 Medals Galore for Devotee Gymnast at European Championships

Hare KrishnaFrom Manor Newsletter

Eleven year old Orissa Kelly, who attended Bhaktivedanta Manor’s nursery and gurukula, has won a myriad of gold, silver and bronze medals and cups in gymnastics.

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