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Hare KrishnaBy Janananda das

World famous Bondi beach, Christmas day 2006. 25 devotees descend amidst the thousands of beach combers with their surf boards and numerous other gadgets for trying to find happiness. The kirtan begins winding our way along the promenade. Then into the bar areas, onto the grass, with bodies lying everywhere in different states of awareness. The kirtan reaches higher and higher peaks raising the fallen to their feet.

January 30, 2007 -- 5,387 views
Hare KrishnaBy Muniraja dasa

Many of us struggling sadhakas know that overcoming laya, sleepiness, during chanting, hearing and meditating is not always an easy thing. Some devotees struggle year after year, regularly wandering in a realms of tamo-guna and sleep while Srimad Bhagavatam-class, japa and gayatri

January 30, 2007 -- 7,011 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhakta Chris

So, how did I, a peanut butter and jelly Nintendo kid from America, the land of plenty and plenty more, choose to enter as a brahmacari into the tradition of Gaudiya Vaisnavism as brought to the West by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada?

January 30, 2007 -- 4,876 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kaunteya Das

A journalist pretended to be a normal Christian follower asking the confessors for absolution from his sins, or rather asking if what he claimed to be doing was sinful.

January 30, 2007 -- 4,345 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

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

January 27, 2007 -- 3,881 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mrgaksi dasi

Dear Devotees, Here's a gift for Lord Nityananda's appearance day. It can be used for Sunday schools or Gurukula's, for performance or for future reference.

January 27, 2007 -- 5,546 views
Hare KrishnaBy BB Govinda Swami

The representative of the General Prosecutors' office said on the last day of the Commission (3rd of January, 2007) that the Karasai District Prosecutors office has opened a criminal case against the members of the Society for Krishna Consciousness.

January 27, 2007 -- 4,259 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jaya Govinda Caran Das

To be honest, I did not know what to do, write to my spiritual master asking for advice, or run into the first chocolate shop I find, because I have to recognize, I was a chocolate addicted and the only idea of eating chocolates without any feeling of guiltiness made me so glad.

January 27, 2007 -- 16,949 views
Hare KrishnaBy Murari Gupta Dasa

His Grace Sridama Prabhu was enthusing devotees to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books at Malad Station. His heartfelt announcements were inspiring the crowd, and sales picked up. Then a strange thing happened...

January 27, 2007 -- 3,510 views
Hare KrishnaBy Braja Sevaki Devi Dasi

"In the association of pure devotees, discussion of the pastimes and activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is very pleasing and satisfying to the ear and the heart. By cultivating such knowledge one gradually becomes advanced on the path of liberation, and thereafter he is freed, and his attraction becomes fixed. Then real devotion and devotional service begin."

January 27, 2007 -- 5,475 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Dasa

December was a very successful ending for 2006 with over half of the years points being done in that month alone. What a great marathon! India of course was the main reason for that turn out, Srila Prabhupada predicted that India would be a country where book distribution would be a great success, and so it has.

January 27, 2007 -- 3,948 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ekalavya Das

Here at ISKCON Pandharpur, we just had our first Youth Festival. More than two hundred youths attended from district towns and villages across Maharashtra including Pandharpur, Jaisingpur, Solapur, Amravati, Pune, Jalgoan, Vita, Satara, Sangli, Aravade, Alibhag, and Bid. The festival was a co-operative effort of ISKCON Pandharpur and the ISKCON Maharashtra Preaching Ministry

January 25, 2007 -- 12,121 views
Hare KrishnaBy Gokulananda das

Our mercilful God has offered us this perfect revelation about our real spiritual identities and our inate enduring loving relation to Him; and He has preserved its integrity within an unbroken disciplic succession "evam parampara praptam" of His empowered servants, the authentic Vedic teachers

January 25, 2007 -- 3,785 views
Hare KrishnaBy Malati Devi Dasi

Hare Krishna! I am seeking two assistants between March 07 through Oct.07 (can be longer or shorter but this is the preferred duration). During this time, there will be many large and small Festivals and activities to facilitate, such as the Festival of Inspiration, the Vaishnavi Retreat, Bhakti Shastri course, Rathyatra Festivals, an International GBC meeting in New Vrindaban, etc.

January 25, 2007 -- 4,061 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

Do we see all the obeisances and reverences accorded to the renounced order and secretly think “That position really has some power! Advanced supremacy! Without so much as lifting a finger, devotees fall like adoring uprooted trees without a storm in their presence. It is tempting to say, I wouldn’t mind having a danda.”

January 25, 2007 -- 3,815 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deenanath Dasa

Srila Prabhupada encouraged repetition of the sastra as a principle of disciplic succession and at the same time he condemned it as artificial and unscientific. Let’s examine the two positions with quotes from him.

January 24, 2007 -- 5,030 views
Hare KrishnaBy Basu Ghosh Das

Before I begin to describe the conference, I would like to publicly thank both Sriman Bimal Krishna Prabhu and Sriman (Dr.) Ganga Narayan Prabhu, who are the co-Presidents of ISKCON Ujjain, for so kindly hosting myself and my “party” at the newly constructed guest house there.

January 24, 2007 -- 20,065 views
Hare KrishnaBy Krishna-kirti das

I offer my obeisances to my spiritual master, Hridayananda das Goswami. In presenting these essays, I have meant you no malice. But please understand: I would rather be an outcast and have my arguments given a thoughtful hearing instead of an insider whose arguments are never heard. I offer my obeisances at your feet. And finally, I offer my obeisances at the feet of my param-guru, Srila Prabhupada. Without you, where would we all be? Please have mercy on me. ...

January 24, 2007 -- 12,552 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu das

Some nice pictures from the Maha Snana Yajna

January 22, 2007 -- 3,819 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

The Brahma-vaivarta Purana explains why Sarasvati no longer exists in her full glory: When Ganga-devi cursed Sarasvati-devi to become a river here on Mrtyuloka, one of the conditions was that she would only remain on earth as long as rishis and other great sages performed tapasya on her banks.

January 22, 2007 -- 6,626 views
Hare KrishnaBy ISKCON Cinema

"Yadubara's DVD series comes as close as you can get to providing new devotees the visceral experience of being in the physical presence of Srila Prabhupada, and it also transports the older devotees back to those exciting times." – Caru das, Utah

January 22, 2007 -- 3,834 views
Hare KrishnaBy Janananda Das

Chanting Hare Krishna with a completely fixed goal. No consideration of who’s who – off the bodily platform. One goal – Save Kalindi! No material thoughts or motives. It felt like Samadhi - deep Krishna consciousness.

January 22, 2007 -- 4,818 views
Hare KrishnaBy Madhusudana das

Obeisances to the Vaishnava Community! Please visit for all your graphic design needs. Here you'll find a selection of recently completed projects; both web and print. Naturally, devotee-discounts apply.

January 22, 2007 -- 3,345 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karuna Purna dasi

Although, the subject of devotees' consumption of commercial milk speeding the moment of cows' slaughter has already been discussed years ago, I think that it is a good idea to revisit it from time to time.

January 22, 2007 -- 4,008 views
Hare KrishnaBy MIHET

The temporary happiness derived from mundane topics of philosophy, poetry, art, culture, politics, sociology, and so on is like a mere drop of water that cannot give us satisfaction.

January 22, 2007 -- 3,373 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

Even ducks and other birds of Vrindaban partipate in Krsna's wonderful pastimes. "Some boys imitated flying birds by running after the bird's shadows on the ground, some imitated the beautiful movements and attractive postures of the swans, some sat down with the ducks, sitting silently, and others imitated the dancing of the peacocks."

January 22, 2007 -- 3,982 views
Hare KrishnaBy Dravida dasa

Offerings for Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja book are due on April 15, 2007. The following is the official BBT announcement in this regard.

January 22, 2007 -- 3,420 views
Hare KrishnaBy Lilasuka dasi

I am so happy to see some environmental issues being discussed amongst the devotee community. It is an issue for everyone in the world wherever you are. The saying "Think Globally, Act Locally" is particularly applicable at this time in history. We all affect each other and we each make a difference, everyday.

January 19, 2007 -- 5,697 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

Since in Ujjain Kumbha Mela in 2004, Lokanatha Swami became a Sri Mahant of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness Prabhupada Khalsa, we now have our official place in the Shahi Snanas.

January 19, 2007 -- 7,693 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vamsi Priya Das


January 18, 2007 -- 3,101 views
Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

I offer my respectful obeisances to Das Goswami, who helped pioneer the mission of Srila Prabhupada in the southernmost tip of the world. He is devoted to bhajan and is caring and affectionate to all those who take shelter of his lotus feet

January 17, 2007 -- 6,173 views
Hare KrishnaBy Madhava Gosh

For years we have been kicking around the idea of vicarious cow protection. Facing the reality that most will have to, for the time being, purchase milk from cows that will be slaughtered, what is a sincere devotee of the Supreme Cowherd Boy, Krishna, to do?

January 17, 2007 -- 4,243 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vyenkata Bhatta dasa

The devotees in Kazakhstan have been painstakingly following the proper procedures and have been careful to act with integrity and honesty. Likewise, members of the campaign team – under the direction of His Holiness B.B. Govinda Swami – have been diligent and conscientious in their approach, maintaining dignity, accuracy, balance, and fairness in all that we do.

January 17, 2007 -- 4,225 views
Hare KrishnaBy Amrita Gopala Dasi

Ksudhi dasa, initiated by ISKCON Founder-Acarya Srila Prabhupada in 1970, is known for his pioneering spirit. A dedicated and caring preacher, Ksudhi Prabhu is credited with starting the South African yatra back in 1972. Presently he lives in Laguna Beach, California and is engaged in Bhakti-vriksha propagation.

January 17, 2007 -- 4,354 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sita-pati das

If you are involved in technology and want to join an online group to discuss how we can use our energies and talents to help ISKCON, then please join the new World Sankirtan online group

January 17, 2007 -- 4,459 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sri Nanda - nandana dasa

This is an invitation to see if you might be interested in using several free brochures that have been developed for helping explains various aspects of Vedic knowledge.

January 17, 2007 -- 4,185 views
Hare KrishnaBy Dayananda das

Particularly in India, environmental solutions can be solved within the context of religion. Experts say that a fundamental cause of environmental problems in the West is that the Protestant disregard for God’s nature has allowed business, government, and science to collaborate in the rape and destruction of the earth and its living beings.

January 17, 2007 -- 3,861 views
Hare KrishnaBy Divyambara Devi Dasi

The Japa Retreat in the Catskills Forest is filling up. We can accommodate up to 80 participants, and seats are still available. Join this rare assembly of devotees and get all the support you need to improve your Hare Krishna japa chanting!

January 15, 2007 -- 4,744 views
Hare KrishnaBy Praghosa dasa

Going back to the original question - does sport have any place in the life of a devotee? We can fairly confidently conclude that sport of the professional, competitive and passionate variety does not, and clearly falls into the category of what Srila Prabhupada termed 'unnecessary sports'. Yet if we remove those elements, the argument could be made that engaging in sports like tennis, basketball or squash etc., might be okay for devotees. Perhaps not young full ti...

January 15, 2007 -- 7,550 views