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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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September 23, 2006 -- 5,145 views
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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September 23, 2006 -- 2,871 views
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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September 23, 2006 -- 3,201 views
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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September 23, 2006 -- 4,635 views
Hare KrishnaBy Radhanath Swami

A devotee has given his whole life to serve this mission, and then he becomes very sick. He needs help. He lays sick on the floor “I can't do my service.” And we say, “You are in maya. You are not the body.” “Thank you. Philosophically it's true: I am not this body and I am in maya, but I need your help to get out of maya and transcend this body. I need the love, support and care of a Vaisnava to take me through this.”

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September 23, 2006 -- 29,198 views
Hare KrishnaBy Krsna Das

We are holding a KRSNA Art Exhibition on the Internet, the website address will be announced soon. There will be no art left behind! EVERYONE gets a place at the KRSNA gallery. There are no 1st 2nd or 3rd winners, however, four will be picked for the first page of the site.

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September 22, 2006 -- 7,021 views
Hare KrishnaBy Andrew Weil

Davidson is a researcher at the University of Wisconsin and a pioneer in the exciting frontier of mind-body medicine. At the university's W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, he is correlating mental and emotional states with observable patterns of brain activity.

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September 22, 2006 -- 2,242 views
Hare KrishnaBy Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja

I am not qualified, but when my Guru Maharaja gives me a task I should make myself qualified, otherwise I will lose what I have. Krishna is like a brightly burning effulgent sun. If you do not deserve, if you don't qualify yourself, how can you remain before this blazing sun? You'll be burned to ashes. First, qualify yourself.

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September 22, 2006 -- 2,628 views
Hare KrishnaBy Giriraj Swami

Our relationship with our spiritual master, our relationship with Krsna–these are eternal. We might be in brahmacari-asrama for some time, we might be in grhastha-asrama for some time, and then we may enter vanaprastha-asrama, and in the case of some, sannyasa-asrama. Those are external, and those are part of the gradual process of purification.

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September 21, 2006 -- 3,093 views
Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Our spiritual master said that in this material world a boy naturally desires a girl and a girl naturally desires a boy, and they come together in holy matrimony to make it sacred, and they advance in material prosperity and spiritual prosperity together. I think that is a nice definition of love: “to be concerned about the needs of your beloved.”

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September 21, 2006 -- 2,971 views
Hare KrishnaBy Prema Bhakti dasa

We are please to invite you to the 6th Annual Rathayatra festival in Niles, Michigan. Our Rathayatra will be one of the hundred+ floats in the yearly Apple Festival Parade, with thousands of spectators lining the 2-mile parade route.

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September 21, 2006 -- 3,085 views
Hare KrishnaBy Radha Mohan Dasa

On the home of the website of Bhaktivedanta Manor we have a link to a PDF file of our monthly Newsletter. Much expense and effort goes into this project and we hope much of the news is universally inspirational.

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September 21, 2006 -- 2,719 views
Hare KrishnaBy Caru das

Krishna had an ecstatic plan for the delight of the devotees. By four pm festival start the sun burst through the clouds, winds died completely, temperatures rose by a good 10 degrees, and hundreds of determined festival goers began pouring through the main gate. Everything returned to total normality just as after seven days Krishna replaced the Govardhan Hill on the ground.

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September 21, 2006 -- 3,298 views
Hare KrishnaBy Antaryami das

The purpose of this paper is to both establish the importance of the seva of reading Srila Prabhupada's books as well as understanding the essence of the message in Prabhupada's books which is the performance of devotional service, regardless of one's role or place in society.

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September 21, 2006 -- 4,783 views
Hare KrishnaBy Caitanya das Mahajan

Included in the parade will be a Large Garbha dance Ensemble, mounted horsemen and women, lila characters in costume, kirtan chanters and dancers, loving devotees pulling the huge chariot of Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva, Lady Subhadra and Srila Prabhupada. There will also be a children's chariot.

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September 20, 2006 -- 2,240 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hector Diego

Did you know that Harrison's Something was actually written about Lord Krishna? George changed he to she in that song so that people would not misunderstand what he was trying to say. Unfortunately I believe it is just taken as a beautiful piece of music. And Here Comes the Sun was George's way of singing about how his meditation on Krishna had cleared up some very dark periods in his life.

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September 20, 2006 -- 4,210 views
Hare KrishnaBy Yogesvara dasa

In the early days, before I ever met Srila Prabhupada, his letters were vitally instructive and enlightening. In one letter that came to Tamal Krishna Maharaj in Bury Place in 1970, there was an admonition. Tamal had asked, "What is more important, sankirtan, rounds, devotional service, or our health?" Prabhupada answered, "The highest principle is to save yourself"

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September 20, 2006 -- 2,957 views
Hare KrishnaBy Srila Bhakti-siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

Here in this world there are thousands of newspapers and magazines reporting the stale, repetitious happenings of this limited space. So for reporting the news of the unlimited spiritual realm, concerning the eternal, ever-fresh Supreme Personality of Godhead, we could publish a newspaper at every second, what to speak of daily

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September 20, 2006 -- 2,234 views
Hare KrishnaBy Matsyavatara das

I believe that family life, the grihastha asrama, is a theme of universal interest. Some will get married and some will not, some will have children and some will not. But also those who don’t get married and those who have already surpassed this phase of life will greatly benefit by knowing the basic dynamics, the rapport of weights and measures, the values of family life in the Vedic-Vaisnava civilization.

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September 20, 2006 -- 5,738 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of August :North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors etc., Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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September 19, 2006 -- 3,007 views
Hare KrishnaBy Parsada devi dasi

Krsna Balarama Mandir has initiated five Braj Darshan tours for the pleasure of the devotees. Braj Darshan is a regular guided bus tour for devotees who would like a quick tour of Braj.

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September 19, 2006 -- 8,327 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mithuna Das

Simultaneously, the assembled devotees making rows, circles, hoops, sways, mobiuses, and other intricate geometries danced with the seeming innocence of little children. It was both a sight and experience to behold. With bright smiles on their faces, the devotee photographers seemed to be having a field day, as they monitored their tripod mounted cameras.

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September 19, 2006 -- 3,796 views
Hare KrishnaBy Payonidhi das

This Krishna consciousness movement, before starting, I wrote one letter to Mahatma Gandhi: "Mahatma Gandhi, you have got position. People accept you as a very pious man. Now you have got your sva-rajya, and you are very fond of Bhagavad-gita. Let us preach Bhagavad-gita."

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September 19, 2006 -- 4,895 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kavicandra Swami

The festival in Ireland was very successful. Manu prabhu had arranged things very nicely. The main tent had dancers from Bhaktivedanta Manor and dramas by Parividha Prabhu. His version of the "Boatman" was superb. There was a very big inflated playground that kept the many children very happy. There were several prasadam tables that were busy all day and all the guests were very happy to be in such a pleasing atmosphere .

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September 19, 2006 -- 3,587 views
Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

If the opulence or knowledge of many millions of universes were clustered together, they would hardly equal a small fragment of the glory of Krsna's holy name. Krsna's holy name is my life. It is the goal of my life. It is the means I will employ to attain the goal of my life

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September 19, 2006 -- 4,055 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Let hundreds of arrows of harsh words pierce my heart. Let hundreds and hundreds of kicks fall on my head. Let hundreds of days pass where I am unable to get even the smallest meal. Remembering at every moment the fair and dark glories that are my life's treasure, and whose forms are two oceans of sweet nectar, I shall happily live in Vrndavana.

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September 19, 2006 -- 4,871 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhuvana Pavani Devi Dasi

Even in my fallen condition, there is one thing I have full confidence in: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada will continue to shower his causeless Vaishnava mercy on any soul anywhere who has the good fortune to read (or even touch!) Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, any bona fide original publication containing the translations, purports, words given to all us conditioned souls for the next 10,000 years!...

September 17, 2006 -- 2,101 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vamanajana dasa

‘Is your name Bhaskara?’ ‘Yes.’ The sannyasi said, ‘Srila Prabhupada has a message for you. He thanks you very much for the new slippers. You may keep the old slippers. But most importantly, he said, it’s not nice to play tricks on the spiritual master.’”

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September 17, 2006 -- 2,108 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hayagriva das (ACBSP)

Srila Prabhupada didn’t say a word. Kirtanananda finally ran down, and Srila Prabhupada asked, “Are you finished now?” When Kirtanananda acknowledged that he was, Srila Prabhupada suddenly began to roar like the lion incarnation.

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September 17, 2006 -- 2,598 views
Hare KrishnaBy the Bhakti - vedanta Mission Center

With the kind permission of the editors of Dandavats.com and its readers, over the course of the next several months we will post a series of eight articles on this topic. We apologize that these articles will be longer than most articles you find here. We don’t like to stand on soapboxes or hear ourselves speak, but these concepts require explanation according to the teachings of scripture and the acaryas.

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September 15, 2006 -- 2,370 views
Hare KrishnaBy Madhavendra Puri Das

I am looking for my devotee-friend named Suddhaniddhi Prabhu, a disciple of His Holiness Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja. I appreciate if you can provide any info about him. He is a black-body american vaishnava. He was traveling across America organizing Harinam Sankirtan in 1996-1997 to all Hare Krishna Temples. Thank you very much for you help.

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September 15, 2006 -- 2,158 views
Hare KrishnaBy Syama - sundara das

Try to live in the midst of Mango Grooves with abundance of other greeneries, while the mangoes creep into your windows! See the seasons burst forth into your back yard and the nature’s treasures mingle with the saintly chants of holy name, holy sounds of celestial musical instruments and chirping of different birds in a natural settings with beautiful Sunrises & Sunsets!

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September 15, 2006 -- 8,793 views
Hare KrishnaBy Shyama - sundara Dasa

Now that Vedic astrology has become popular in the West many Western trained astrologers are attempting to fuse the two systems or introduce Western concepts such as the trans-Saturnian planets into the Vedic system. Over the years some Indian astrologers have also attempted to introduce these planets into Vedic astrology.

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September 15, 2006 -- 4,226 views
Hare KrishnaBy Akrura dasa

As ISKCON has grown over the past forty years, the need for first-class spiritual leaders has become obvious. Apart from spiritual training through the morning program, scriptural study and senior guidance, there seems to be a need for learning skills such as inspiring and energizing devotees, respect for devotees from diverse backgrounds, and adapting to rapid change.

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September 15, 2006 -- 3,594 views
Hare KrishnaBy Chaitanya Charan Das

The modern media with its vivid depiction of violence portrays anger as a heroic quality, as the quintessential psyche of the macho man. But is it really? Most people recognize that in real life anger is not a pleasant emotion, yet they savor the violent scenes in the movies.

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September 15, 2006 -- 3,448 views
Hare KrishnaBy Gokulananda das

All this amazing spiritual epidemic is nothing short of a miracle, all emanating from Srila Prabhupada’s potent pure achanting. Such are the glories of Gaura-kripa so abundantly flowing from Srila Prabhupada’s heart and lips. May we all continue to bathe our hearts and minds in this divine flood of mercy and thus help spread this greatest blessing to the whole world. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

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September 15, 2006 -- 3,073 views
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