Sep 13 2006 Opinion: Spiritual Struggle or Power Struggle?

Hare KrishnaBy Kumari Priya Dasi

Religious life imparts to us the vision to see everyone as, in essence, a beloved servant of God. Yet so often the differences between religions underline a feeling of “the other” that turns those who should be friends into enemies. What often follows is behaviour that may not seem very religious at all.


Sep 13 2006 Yogesvara

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti Vikasa Swami

The following was composed by Giriraja Maharaja (then a brahmacari) and read to Srila Prabhupada during a Room Conversation — October 15, 1977, Vrndavana


Sep 13 2006 Urgench: Krishnaites persecuted as public enemies

Hare KrishnaBy Syd Yanyshev

Students interested in Krishnaism found themselves in trouble. Officers of the National Security Service battered Jalil Abdullayev, a student they wanted a confession from. Five other students were forced to sign false statements to the effect that they knew Jalil as a preacher of Krishnaism.


Sep 13 2006 A short story

Hare KrishnaBy Tejiyas das

Srila Prabhupad’s first disciple is Acharya Prabhakar. I believe he is still alive. Srila Prabhupad had lived with him in a single room for over three years in Jhansi. They talked all the time and note this, in Sanskrit. Referring to this disciple Srila Prabhupad told me “he speaks Sanskrit better than we can speak in English, he is that expert.


Sep 13 2006 True religion

Hare KrishnaBy Tamohara dasa

It is said that the Lord's merciful energy is subordinate to His willing power, but in the case of Sriman Mahaprabhu it is the reverse. Mahaprabhu has granted this independence to his krpa-shakti. Mahaprabhu would not have distributed His prema, the most confidential secret, to one and all indiscriminately, if He had not given this independence to His krpa shaktri.


Sep 13 2006 Orlando’s First Ratha Yatra in the News

Hare KrishnaBy Yasoda saci devi dasi

Krishna devotees had much to celebrate Saturday as hundreds held their first-ever Festival of Chariots in downtown Orlando, turning Lake Eola’s surroundings into a kind of “Little India” for several hours.


Sep 11 2006 NASN July 2006 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur sasi das

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of July: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


Sep 11 2006 Hare Krishna in popular culture

Hare KrishnaFrom Wikipedia

The Hare Krishna's contributions to popular culture include the following: 1 In Movies 2 In Television 3 In Videogames 4 In Fiction 5 In Music 5.1 Straight Edge subculture 6 Miscellaneous


Sep 11 2006 Please help support devotees in Kazakhstan through a peaceful demonstration

Hare KrishnaBy BB Govinda Swami

Last month there was held the first of two recent conferences in Kazakhstan about religious liberty. ISKCON devotees attended that conference, and our case was brought to the attention of the whole convention by scholars and other delegates from the UK and the USA–who pointed out that religious freedom principles were being violated by the hosts of the conference– the Kazakh government.


Sep 11 2006 Predictions about Kali yuga that seem to be manifesting

Hare KrishnaSastric quotes

Mutual liking [and not family pedigree, social status, etc.] will be the deciding factor in choosing a partner in marriage; cheating will be the order of the day in business relations; satisfaction of sexual pleasure will be the only consideration of male or female excellence and worthiness;


Sep 11 2006 Jagannath Rathayatra 2006 @ Newark

Hare KrishnaBy Ramacandra das

ISKCON of New Jersey cordially invites all devotees and friends for the ecstatic annual Ratha-Yatra and Festival of India in Newark, NJ on September 16th, 2006. Sri Jagannath Ratha-Yatra Parade starts at 12pm at the Military park in Newark.


Sep 11 2006 Book distribution in my home town

Hare KrishnaBy Vasudeva Datta das

At first I was afraid of how people who knew me would react, but soon I saw that this was an advantage in book distribution. After a while the Lord gave me even more mercy and courage, and I started saying a new mantra to all the people who I didn't know: "Are you from this town?"


Sep 10 2006 Spiritual Amnesia

Hare KrishnaBy Satyaraja Dasa

The idea is to absorb one's senses in Krishna -- to see his form, to taste food and to smell incense that is offered to him, to read about his pastimes and, mostly, to hear the chanting of his names. This creates a sort of "wrap-around awareness" that engulfs you in the spiritual world. And by being so engulfed, you remember what you have long forgotten.


Sep 9 2006 Ratha Yatra festival Rotterdam

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakta Michel

Festivallocation: Eendrachtsplein, Mini Market with 22 stands, Stage program with classical music, drama and bhajan. Organised by ISKCON Rotterdam Audarya Dhaam temple



Hare KrishnaBy Chaitanya Charan Das

Most people pray to God when they want something which is beyond their human ability to get. While praying, we often intuitively try to feel and express humility, knowing we depend on divine grace. To receive God’s answers to our knee-mails, we need humility – especially in our brain.


Sep 9 2006 Get Connected to Govinda and Goloka!

Hare KrishnaBy Kurma Rupa dasa

May cows stay in front of me; may cows stay behind me; may cows stay on both sides of me. May I always reside in the midst of cows. Hari Bhakti-vilas 16.252


Sep 9 2006 New update on Bhojadeva Prabhu

Hare KrishnaBy Sacirani devi dasi

Bhojadeva Prabhu’s surgery on September 6th night went well. The surgeon took bone grafts from his hip to support his eye sockets. The surgeon also released one of the eye muscles on Bhojadeva Prabhu’s right eye that was pinched between a fracture.


Sep 9 2006 Prabhupada speaks out:

Hare KrishnaBy HDG Srila Prabhupada

Anyone who carries Krishna within himself, constantly, can go anywhere and turn the place into a sacred pilgrimage. Think of Krishna always and try to work sincerely, and everything will come automatically.


Sep 7 2006 Child Protection Confernce

Hare KrishnaBy Tamohara das

This conference is designed to provide Child Protection Team members, devotee parents, educators, and temple managers with tools and resources to take back to your communities. You will have the opportunity to network with other devotees interested in creating safer temples and communities. Conference presenters are from the ISKCON Child Protection Office and other professionals in the field.


Sep 7 2006 JALEBI – New Devotee Band! BLESSED BY HUGE SUCCESS!!

Hare KrishnaBy MiraBai Devi Dasi

Yasodananda Das, Ramananda Roy Das and Shirley Marie Bradby (MiraBai Devi Dasi) are three enthusiastic devotees who have cooked up a fresh batch of devotional music filled with various tasty ingredients like traditional Indian music, a bit of soul, gospel and blues, a pinch of modern musical technology...... and offered it all to Sri Krsna!



Hare KrishnaBy HDG Srila Prabhupada

From this statement by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu we can clearly understand that the word yavana does not refer only to a particular class of men. Anyone who is against the behavior of the Vedic principles is called a yavana. Such a yavana may be in India or outside of India.


Sep 7 2006 “Ahh, this is Krsna!”

Hare KrishnaBy Srutakirti dasa

Often times I would bring them to his bedroom just before his evening massage. Throughout his massage he would smell them off and on. He would then keep them on His pillow (close to His nose) all night. The following morning, I would find the flowers gently laying on the pillow exactly where they had been the night before. The flowers looked as fresh and fragrant as ever, looking as if they had just been picked.



Hare KrishnaBy Parsada devi dasi

Many devotees have written to us requesting a list of guesthouses in Vrindavan and our taxi fare for pick up from Delhi airport. For your convienance we have compiled a list of the gueshouses with their prices and distance from the temple and phone nos. And our taxi fares also.


Sep 6 2006 Big Bang’s Afterglow Fails Intergalactic ‘Shadow’

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakta Suman

It would be great to get one of our scientist devotees like Sadaputa prabhu or Drutakarma prabhu or someone from the BVI to comment on this finding, its quite significant in the scientific world and id like to see how they cover this one up. But to get a devotee to give their input, in particular sadaputa prabhu, would be interesting to the readers of


Sep 6 2006 Temporary Vrindavan Hospice Update:Vani Seva Prabhu Leaves Body

Hare KrishnaBy bhaktin Rebecca

The devotee, Vani Seva Prabhu, had been residing in Vrindavan for about 6 or 7 years and had just returned home a few days prior from a trip abroad when she suffered a massive heart attack.


Sep 6 2006 Some Thoughts on Japa

Hare KrishnaBy Kavicandra Swami

Simply by chanting the holy name of Krsna once, a person is relieved from all the reactions of a sinful life. One can complete the nine processes of devotional service simply by chanting the holy name.


Sep 6 2006 New update on Bhojadeva Prabhu’s condition

Hare KrishnaBy Sacirani devi dasi

Bhojadeva Prabhu, my husband (Jivan Mukta Prabhu) and I would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the devotees, for your prayers, words of support and financial help. We are profoundly touched by all the love and care we have experienced from our wonderful vaishnava family around the world.


Sep 6 2006 Power of Harinam & Prasadam

Hare KrishnaBy Kapiladev das

The South African Police got in touch with us and asked us to become part of their Community Policing program. We would go out with them to troublesome neighborhoods and put on festivals with prasadam distribution, singing, dancing and sports events


Sep 5 2006 Notice of 2007 Event

Hare KrishnaBy Malati Devi Dasi

Festival of Inspiration 2006 was a grand success and we intend to top that in 2007! Mark these dates on your calendars and call your travel agent now! MAY 11th, 12th, & 13th, 2007


Sep 5 2006 Manitoba Message

Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktimarga Swami

In my stationary moment, I reflect on the recent occurrences, the people I met, and the messages that were coming to me during my stretch of Manitoba. The newspapers reports from the town of Neepawa told me that Manitoba is an aboriginal word for “the God who speaks”. It apparently refers to the voice of the winds blowing through the narrows.


Sep 5 2006 Parikrama Schedule 2006

Hare KrishnaBy Braj Bhumi das

This year ISKCON's Vraj Mandal Parikrama will be starting on Oct 7 and ends on Nov.5, 2006. All Participants should reach Vrindavan on time. Registration will start on Oct 1. There would be registration fees for the participants


Sep 4 2006 THEM ‘N ALL

Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna dasa

If we intend to be a credible alternative to the woes of society, we must analyze how we conduct ourselves in the public arena – namely the internet. Our discussions are by and large intelligent respectful dialogue. The occasional tit for tat crops up now and again. Are we ever aware that perusing our web pages could be individuals who are advisors to leaders, members of think tanks for government and the like?


Sep 4 2006 “No Ordinary Festival”

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu personally traveled to different regions of India to spread the bhakti cult throughout the country. By His personal behavior He has given an example for devotees to follow. That is, one should broadcast the cult of devotional service. A Vaisnava is especially interested in para-upakara, doing good to others.


Sep 3 2006 Creating Revolution in the World’s Misdirected Civilization

Hare KrishnaBy Sajjana priya Krishna Das

Why I am not able to convince even few people who are pious and religious to chant the holy names of the Lord. Now I understand that the reason is the lack of faith in Srila Prabhupad and his books. I therefore pray at the lotus feet of Gurudev and Lord Sri Krishna to shower their mercy by instilling unflinching faith in Srila Prabhupada which alone is the only way for perfection.


Sep 3 2006 Gearing up for the Festival of India

Hare KrishnaBy Caru das

I sent a press release by e-mail to the media. The papers locally are quite good about including the information as calendar announcements. I also sent the same message to about 5,000 people in our e-mail database. The date of the festival, a poster, and information has been posted prominently on our web site since last November.


Sep 3 2006 Elliot Lake just 108 rounds away of chanting Hare Krishna!!

Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktimarga Swami

Bet they were surprised to see a Hare Krishna monk walk into their town of Mainstone, SK. They invited us over to their house for an evening program and prasadam. They hope we’ll come back again. So many people stopped and talked to us about spiritual life and Krsna.


Sep 3 2006 More questions for the GBC

Hare KrishnaAnswer By Hridayananda das Goswami

The question is, why should those who were the victims should be forced to appear as animals who are lower and more envious than snakes? What did they do to have to be forced to take birth in hell and in those forms? After all, they were the victims?


Sep 3 2006 The most amazing Radhastami of my life

Hare KrishnaBy Manjari Gauthie

Sweet, heavy smoke is pouring off the altar - the curtains are opening! Oh, so painfully slow they are opening. On my left, Tulsi Priya is sobbing. All the franksincense is now escaping, huge billows rolling over the crowd, so thick that even though the altar is now completely opened, it is still a few moments before I can see anything.


Sep 1 2006 Relating to Devotees with Due Respect

Hare KrishnaBy Rathish das

…it is the characteristic of a devotee to observe and protect the Vaisnava etiquette. Maintenance of the Vaisnava etiquette is the ornament of a devotee. …By observing the etiquette, you have satisfied My mind. Who else but you will show this example?


Sep 1 2006 Srimati Radharani’s Beautiful Mood

Hare KrishnaBy Anantacarya dasa

She increases, He increases, She increases…there’s no end to it. Neither of them wants to be defeated while increasing the intensity of Their love. Similarly, the beauty of Lord Krsna increases when He sees the beauty of the milkmaids.

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