Dec 31 2006 Draupadi Instructs Satyabhama

Hare KrishnaBy Shyama - sundara das

O blessed lady, my husbands have become obedient to me because of my diligence, alacrity, and humility with which I serve superiors. Every day, I personally wait upon the revered and truthful Kunti, that mother of heroes, with food, drink and clothes.


Dec 30 2006 Quote of the day

Hare KrishnaBy R. D. Lain

Did you know that ( material ) life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.


Dec 30 2006 The Relationship Between Varnasrama-dharma and Bhakti-yoga

Hare KrishnaBy Ekendra das

A nice analogy to illustrate this point is the story of a world traveler who is planning his journey while looking at a globe of the Earth planet. If, for instance, he desired to travel from Calcutta to Delhi he could choose to travel in many different directions. He could map out a route from Calcutta eastward that traversed the globe, crossed many oceans and deserts, and finally arrived in Delhi after several months of circumambulating the planet.


Dec 30 2006 College harnesses cow pat power

Hare KrishnaFrom the BBC

The humble cow pat could become the latest weapon in the fight against global warming. An agricultural college is using methane from the muck produced by its dairy herd to power its working farm.


Dec 30 2006 Nama Hatta in USA

Hare KrishnaBy Ravindra Svarupa dasa

When I first began to associate with devotees, in Philadelphia in 1970, I was married, with one child and another on the way. I owned my own house — actually very near the temple — I was a graduate student in Religious Studies, and it looked like I had a good career ahead of me.


Dec 29 2006 Prison Ministry

Hare KrishnaBy Shyamapriya Devi Dasi

"This material world is just like a prison house; it is a punishing place meant to bring us to that point of becoming disgusted, surrendering at last to Krsna, and going back to our original nature of eternal life in bliss and complete knowledge."


Dec 29 2006 Atma Yoga: the full picture

Hare KrishnaBy Karuna Dharini Devi Dasi

Atma Yoga began as the dream of Atmananda when he was still Bhakta Dirk. His desire was to create a bridge to bhakti that would serve the burgeoning hatha yoga community.


Dec 28 2006 Watch “Hare Krishna festival in West Africa” on Google Video

Hare KrishnaBy Sikhi Mahiti das

Description: In celebration of the 25th anniversary of ISKCON in West Africa, JPS and VPS visited the region for the first time. This is their arrival at the Accra, Ghana Temple in November 2006.


Dec 27 2006 Special guest facility available at Sri Mayapur Dham

Hare KrishnaBy Navina Nirada das

Vaishnava Academy Mayapur offers it's services to the worldwide devotee community. It was built as a retreat center for spiritual training. A wide variety of seminars and workshops offer rejuvenation and inspiration for body, mind and soul.


Dec 27 2006 Vaisnava Childrens’ Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Lokadhyaksa dasa

We're publishing a newsletter for and by the vaisnava children (3-13). The goal is to encourage our children to write, draw, paint and engage in the process of Brhad-mrdanga from an early age. So far we have published 8 issues. They can be viewed and downloaded (in pdf)


Dec 26 2006 Welcome to Grand international opening of ISKCON Tirupati new Lotus complex

Hare KrishnaBy Revati Ramana dasa

We are happy to bring you the news about the opcoming opening festival of Sri Sri Radha Govinda Asta Sakhi Giriraja Lotus temple complex which will begin on 29 januari and end at the 1 febr in the presence of most GBC members and many Yatra’s worldwide.


Dec 26 2006 A Cow and Her Calf

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Hare Krsna. A cow and her calf near the Yamuna River, who soothes and sweetens the atmosphere of Vrindaban. Indeed, when Krsna and Balarama along with the Vrajavasis first left Gokula to entered Vrindaban, they too felt the highest satisfaction as They saw her.


Dec 26 2006 Gunja-malas

Hare KrishnaBy Madana mohana das

In the course of an unrelated research I have just happened to learn of one important, albeit rarely known fact about gunja-malas -- those necklaces of scarlet-and-black or/and white glossy seeds that are widely used in Govardhana-sila worship as representing Srimati Radharani.


Dec 26 2006 Protecting Vaisnavis

Hare KrishnaBy the GBC task force team members

In a recent positive development, ISKCON’s GBC has constituted a task force charged with identifying and rectifying abuse of women. Domestic violence, sexual assault and other atrocities may take place in any organization, so following on their bold approach of openly addressing past problems of child abuse, ISKCON’s leaders have taken a step toward healing rather than hiding injuries to ISKCON’s female members. Srila Prabhupada reminded his followers that we are not this body. Based on the intricacies of karmic reaction, a soul can change from male body in one lifetime to female body in the next. Srila Prabhupada was unique among his peers in engaging women in active preaching, basing assignments on ability and not just gender. By valuing the soul, not the bodily dress, Srila Prabhupada taught us that all devotees are to be cherished.


Dec 24 2006 Christmas season in Capetown

Hare KrishnaBy Visakha Priya Devi Dasi

Before I could think of anything, he had snapped the strap of my bead bag off my neck and was running away with the bag. I couldn't bear it. I had chanted on them since the time they appeared in front of me, floating on the sacred Ganga, on the Gaura Purnima day of the year 1996, just when I was entering the water to take a sacred bath at sunset.


Dec 24 2006 Steve Jobs loved Prasadam at ISKCON Temple

Hare KrishnaBy Steve Jobs

"I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it."


Dec 24 2006 The G12 Movement - Any Relevance for Vaisnavas?

Hare KrishnaBy Iksvaku dasa

There are some devotees around the world who are paying attention to the expansion phenomenon called the G12 - Movement. This is not surprising due to the amazing numerical successes this movement is having and it may well have some pointers that we could use in our preaching.


Dec 24 2006 Dom Tat Sat

Hare KrishnaBy Caru Das

Two fellows came down from Idaho, spent a couple of days fixing pylons into the ground, arranged skirting, double compression doors, and then with a compressor blew up the shape of the 27 foot wide 18 foot high dome from a vinyl air form.


Dec 24 2006 Letter to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan,

Hare KrishnaBy BB Govinda Swami

The fact that a decision was made in my absence and that governmental bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan distributed the decision of the Commission without having a meeting, raises questions as to the objectivity and fairness of the Commission.



Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna dasa

Upma seems to be one of those dishes we either love or loathe, except of course when it is prasada. Then again it is an acquired taste for many, and for a debutant like me it was, please bear with me, a revolting experience. Yes, it was prasadam prabhu. I think an acronym is in order here: Upstart Preliminary Masticating Assessment.


Dec 24 2006 Television: The No. 1 Public Enemy of Devotion

Hare KrishnaBy Kaunteya Das

Yes, I hear the objection: "But Prabhu, we use it only to watch videos of Krishna and Srila Prabhupada!" If this is true for you, I offer you my humble obeisances and I assure you that this article is not written for you.


Dec 22 2006 “Mysterious Antiques”

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Going to India is more of a necessity than a luxury for one in the renounced order of life. To do his service well, a sannyasi must remain always pure in heart, and there is no better means of purifying the heart and building one's spiritual strength than spending the auspicious month of Kartika in the holy land of Vrindavan.


Dec 22 2006 Care for Cows Special Edition

Hare KrishnaBy Kurma Rupa dasa

The Special Edition 2006 At a Glance records a brief overview of our activities during 2006 with a gallery of photos of all the cows who allowed us to serve them.


Dec 22 2006 International counselors directory

Hare KrishnaBy Kancana-valli Devi Dasi

We would like to inform you about the developing Vaishnava Support and Abuse Resource Group (VSARG) website, which aims to create an online resource for devotees who suffered traumatic events or sexual, emotional, or physical abuse inside or outside ISKCON.


Dec 22 2006 Your input is needed - Please take this online survey

Hare KrishnaBy Pancharatna dasa

I'm sure most of you have had the great fortune of taking part in one of the Festival of India programs held throughout North America. That's why I'm hoping you will take a few moments to help us improve this festival by completing a short online survey at the following address.


Dec 22 2006 Bhakti Sastri Course in Sri New Vrindaban Dhama

Hare KrishnaBy Radha Sundari devi dasi

For the very first time, a world-class Bhakti Sastri Course will be offered in Sri New Vrindaban Dhama, USA. From June 11 to July 20, 2007, an unrivaled team of instructors will join together to present a six week, in-depth study of Bhagavad-gita.


Dec 22 2006 What’s Really Going On?

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

At the time of death our bhajan will be tested. I think we will be lucky, and we will see everything taken away before the moment of the physical death of our bodies. At that time our bhajan will be tested.


Dec 22 2006 The Adventurous Govardhan Parikrama

Hare KrishnaBy Kisora dasa

After Govinda-kunda parikrama became very peaceful. Just Govardhan and me. From a distance I heard beautiful singing. I could recognize a brahmana leading the tourists around Govardhan and singing about him.



Hare KrishnaBy BB Govinda Swami

Kazakhstan Government states: “As a matter of fact, ISKCON as a religious association doesn’t own the land.” ISKCON: Originaly the land of 47.7 hectares was purchased by members of ISKCON in 1999 in the Karasai district of Almaty, 40 km from the Almaty city. As laws changed members of ISKCON were able to privatize the land in the spring of 2004.


Dec 22 2006 DECISION of the Commission in the Karasai district of Almaty province

Hare KrishnaBy A. Mukhashov

To recommend that the Department of Justice of Almaty province and the Committee for Connections with Religious Organizations of the Almaty Provincial Hakimat should take into consideration the current situation and continuously control the observance of the law on the freedom of faith and religious associations by local bodies, religious associations, and other legal and physical entities in the Karasai district.


Dec 20 2006 Bhagavad-Gita As It Is on DVDs

Hare KrishnaBy Kamlesh Patel

The Bhagavad-Gita As It Is DVDs have translations followed by explanations in English. Presented by His Grace Nirantara Das, a disciple of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prahbupada.


Dec 20 2006 NASN November 2006 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

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


Dec 20 2006 TIME’s person of the year - ISKCON News.Net

Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

The mission of ISKCON News.Net is "to generate momentum in fulfilling Srila Prabhupada's seven purposes for ISKCON through information sharing". The vision is "more nectar than you can drink". The editorial policy is: "We don't care what you think, until we know what you do".



Hare KrishnaBy Chaitanya Charan Das

The Gita explains that God is the source, the essence and the best of everything. So, of worshipers of God, God alone is the best. Therefore, as Radha, God is the supreme worshiper, and as Krishna, God is the supreme worshiped. both par excellence.


Dec 20 2006 New “CARE Partner” Program Begins

Hare KrishnaBy Jusaniya devi dasi

Our goal is to compile a list of devotees in each and every temple around the world who are willing to step forward when and if a member of their congregation is ill or hospitalized. As a 'CARE Partner' you may wish to make a home or hospital visit, bring the devotee/family prasadam, bring Deity garlands, maha-prasadam, etc.


Dec 20 2006 SOS Nrisimha for Bhakta Steve

Hare KrishnaFrom Free Forum

A few years ago, very unfortunately, Bhakta Steve got shot by a criminal who tried to steal from a jewelshop somewhere in Holland. Bhakta Steve was very heavily wounded, he lost his spleen and it seems that he is suffering a very difficult life after he was shot.


Dec 18 2006 “It is All in the Sanga”

Hare KrishnaBy Krishna-kripa dasa

In the material world, everyone wants love and happiness. As we all know, 99.9% of the people on this planet are unfortunately seeking this love and happiness in the wrong places and in the wrong ways.


Dec 18 2006 The Importance of Being Earnest — in Marriage

Hare KrishnaBy ERIC V. COPAGE

A good place to start would be for a couple to ask why they should not get married, suggests Corey Donaldson of Salt Lake City, the author of “Don’t You Dare Get Married Until You Read This!” “It’s the reasons that people should not get married that are going to cause trouble down the line,” he said.


Dec 18 2006 Mantra Upasana in devotional service

Hare KrishnaBy Payonidhi das

In these verses it is assured that even if a person engaged in devotional service falls down, he is not degraded, but is placed in a position in which he will in due course of time remember the Supreme Personality of Godhead.


Dec 17 2006 ISKCON, Sect or Cult? Actually Both

Hare KrishnaBy Kaunteya Das

Words are conventions. As such they change their significance throughout time (and space), some morphing into different shades of the same idea, others atrophying into obsolescence or disappearing into oblivion. Some might even shift from a negative to a positive identity or viceversa.

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