Oct 31 2008 WSN September 2008 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of September: World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...


Oct 31 2008 Diwali anyone? Or Halloween it will be!

Mother Gandhari dasi: The "Hindu" devotees even in ISKCON will be busy for a month long preparations and celebrations of Diwali Festival starting from sending greeting cards, 'spring cleaning' the house, cooking various Diwali Sweets and Savories...

Oct 31 2008 Govardhan Puja (Annakuta Mahotsav) At ISKCON,Ludhiana

Bhakta Kaplish: Goverdhan puja was celebrated in temple with great devotions and dedications. A replica of Goverdhan Hill was created and was circumambulated by the devotees thus remembering the Goverdhan pastime of Lord Krishna.

Oct 31 2008 Los Angeles Holloween Harinam SKP!

Govinda Datta Dasa: Please join us for a very ecstatic Holloween Harinam. Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. Guaranteed ecstacy as more than one million people attend and everyone coming close to the chanting party dances with us in great jubilation.

Oct 30 2008 The Problem with the World in Two Letters: MY

Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

Then there are the things everyone would accept are possessions. With these, we decorate our bodies, house them, and move them around. These include our clothes, jewelry, and type of living facility like house or apartment, furniture, vehicles, etc.


Oct 30 2008 Help and prayers

Jayo das : Dear Vaisnavas, well wishers and friends: This is an update of my health and current situation at the end of October 2008. I’ve been unable to write for a long time due to poor vision and various other health concerns.

Oct 30 2008 HH Jayapataka Swami - Update 31

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti Purusottama Swami

We request worldwide devotees to pray to Sri Nrsimhadeva for our dear Guru Maharaja, HH Jayapataka Swami, to come out of his critical health situation. Doctors diagnosed that it is brain hemorrhage


Oct 30 2008 Room to Let in Harrow, London(UK)

Kasturi Devi Dasi : I have two rooms to let, single room is £65 per week and double room is £85 for 1 person & £120 for 2 people. Rent paid 1 month in advance + 1 month deposit. Domestic bills included.

Oct 30 2008 True Beginner

Jagadbhandu das: Sometimes it seems that the first thing I learned in an organized religious context was to demonize and think ill of all with apparently inferior divergent ideological viewpoints. But I'm so tired of learning to think ill of others regardless of what they may think, say or do. Aren't you all tired of it too?

Oct 30 2008 Governor Hands Over Doctorate To Hare Krishna Monk

Bhakta Chris: Sahadevadasa of ISKCON Secunderabad, on October 23rd, received his doctorate in Krishna consciousness from Sri N. D. Tiwari, Governor of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Oct 29 2008 Ratha yatra - Taipei

Dayal Nitai das: At the occasion of the 7th annual Dream Parade in Taipei City, capital of Taiwan, ISKCON devotees chanted and danced in the streets during their 3rd annual participation in the Parade. As the Parade year by year improves in performance and size, so does ISKCON's participation.

Oct 29 2008 To vote or not to vote?

Dharini Dasi, ACBSP: When the government had become corrupt five thousand years ago, Krsna instructed Arjuna to get rid of the government for the welfare of the citizens.

Oct 28 2008 Increasing platelet counts

Jeyanthy Pillai: I have written an article on "Increasing Platelet Counts" which may be of interest to you in view of HH Jayapataka Swami's low platelet count.

Oct 28 2008 Five new books from Danavir Goswami and RVC publishing

Arya Siddhanta dasa: Have you ever heard a story about Krsna’s pastimes and wondered, “Where does that come from? I don’t see it in the Bhagavatam?” Now you have some answers.

Oct 28 2008 Sastra Dana newsletter(s)

By Mahat-tattva Dasa

Dear Prabhus, please read the latest Sastra Dana newsletters. Thank you very much. Your servant, Mahat-tattva Dasa


Oct 28 2008 Deewali at Krishna Temple

By Caru das

Provo Daily Herald, Saturday October 25th


Oct 28 2008 Being a guru in Iskcon: a spiritual leadership seminar

Hare KrishnaBy Tattvavit Dasa

Someone may wonder how it is that gurus attend training seminars. The question was answered this way: Learning from one another is a strength, not a weakness, and wanting to always learn and improve in devotional service is the sign of Vaishnava humility.


Oct 23 2008 GBC Update on HH Jayapataka Swami

Hare KrishnaBy the GBC

The ISKCON Governing Body Commission (GBC), which is currently meeting for five days at ISKCON's Juhu Beach Temple in Mumbai, was shocked this morning at the news that His Holiness Jayapataka Swami, our dear god-brother and GBC colleague, was rushed to the hospital at approximately 4 AM Mumbai time.


Oct 22 2008 Dusshera at Gita-nagari

Acarya dasa: True Story: My wife answered the phone at Gita-nagari last week and one Indian man was speaking very excitedly about the notice posted at his place of employment. He said, “Is it true that you are burning Ravana?”

Oct 21 2008 NASN September 2008 - 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 September: 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


Oct 21 2008 Prayer To The Lord

Krpakara dasa: My dear Lord Acyuta O infallible One, who are the knower of everything, please hear my prayer. This is my prayer to you O my Lord. Give me strength to stay my course, as you are Baladeva the reservoir of all strength. This is my prayer to you O my Lord.

Oct 21 2008 Within You, Without You

Jagadbhandu das: Recently, after reading some of my writing about my experiences with my autistic daughter, a friend wondered how long we could continue to care for her under conditions of such extreme stress (which in his estimation as a healthcare professional were enough to kill our immune systems).

Oct 19 2008 The Mayapur Nagar Sankirtana Party visits Ekacakra and Katwa

Hare KrishnaBy Gaurnam Das

On the 2nd of October, forty-three devotees left from ISKCON Mayapur to tour Ekacakra and Katwa, two important places of the Lord's transcendental pastimes in West Bengal.


Oct 18 2008 Audio lecture by Sivaram Swami during GBC meetings

Parijata devi dasi: GBC Meetings - ISKCON Juhu, Mumbai : 16 Oct 2008. Listen to lecture by Sivaram Swami's on "Spiritual Leadership: Recognising ISKCON's Unique Context" at ISKCON Juhu, Mumbai during the GBC meetings.

Oct 18 2008 Brooklyn Burning Man Event

Nitai: On October 25th at the Floyd Bennett Airfield, devotees from around the country will be setting up a Krishna Camp at the New York Burning Man Decompression Festival.

Oct 18 2008 The pastimes of Sri Damodara

Payonidhi das: There is a wonderful pastime of Krsna staling butter from Garga Samhita from the 1 canto chapter 17 of this book ,I like to share it as this is the month we meditate on Krsna as the butterthief.

Oct 18 2008 Thank you from ISKCON Toronto

Hare KrishnaBy Bharat Chandra Das

HH Bhakti Raghava Swami recently wrapped up a whirlwind tour of ISKCON Toronto conducting various seminars, classes and programs carrying his message of Global Varnasrama.


Oct 18 2008 Death and Redemption

Krpakara dasa (ACBSP): Years and years have past and gone family friends and society now I mourn I held them close in my heart so dear but now Im left with only fear They did love me that Im sure but now Im lost for evermore As the darkness closes round my heart O how I pray real life I did not start...

Oct 18 2008 Preaching

Hare KrishnaBy Krpakara dasa

When is a person Krsna Consciousness enough to preach? Srila Prabhupada encouraged us to preach immediately, regardless of our degree of realization. By preaching we cement our understanding. Hearing is the first step in devotional service, and the second step is chanting.


Oct 17 2008 ISKCON Juhu host GBC Meetings

Hare KrishnaBy Parijata devi dasi

The meetings in Mumbai are specifically dedicated to Strategic Planning, in other words, planning for the future direction and management of ISKCON, beyond the life span of any person or group of persons.


Oct 16 2008 Exciting September VOICE Newsletter is now available online

Anurag Pandey: Highlights of September VOICE-Newsletter: Leadership excellence, Srila Prabhupada's request for every one of us, Preaching at a unique college, Yatrigan kripaya dhyan dein....apni gadi chune, Six priorities for Pune devotees, Radhastami darshan of Sri Sri Radha Kunjabihari, For the first time in the history of Corporate VOICE and many more.

Oct 15 2008 Atheists Blinded by Blades of Grass

Bhakta Piyush: Many years ago scientists were challenged to create life in the lab, recently there was a claim that they had created life but in fact they had simply rearranged existing life forms.

Oct 15 2008 Proper Durga Puja in Babgkok

Hare KrishnaBy Kavicandra Swami

We know the Durga Mataji is "VAISNAVI" and loves to hear the maha mantra kirtan of the names of LORD SRI KRSNA. She blessed the devotees. Next year we will be better organized with powerful amplifiers and prasadam...


Oct 14 2008 Historical gems found in Osaka - updated

Hare KrishnaBy Kavicandra Swami

Just in original vinyl copies of the hit record 'Hare Krishna mantra' have been found in Japan. When first released in Japan many decades ago it reached the top ten and of course in the UK it was number 1!


Oct 14 2008 Srila Prabhupada on voting and vaishnavism

Hare KrishnaBy Madhava - nanda Das

There is a lot of discussion right now, especially in America, about the latest presidential election. In a recent issue of Sri Krishna Kathamrita Bindu we put together a collection of statements from Srila Prabhupada regarding his mood towards voting in secular circles.


Oct 14 2008 New Book, The Power of the Dharma, by Stephen Knapp

Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp): This has been especially written for those who want an easy reference and introduction to the Vedic Hindu philosophy and tradition. This provides a concise overview and quick guide of the major principles found within Vedic culture.

Oct 13 2008 The Warlock

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

As we were driving through beautiful forests on our way out of the Republic of Adegeya, a disciple turned to me. "Guru Maharaja," he said, "there's a man who lives nearby who is said to have amazing healing powers...


Oct 13 2008 Bhaktivedanta Mission School Students Burn Ravana

Hare KrishnaBy Parijata devi dasi

Dusshera, also known as Vijayadashami, is a celebration to mark the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, the ten-headed king of Lanka, who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita. It also symbolizes the triumph of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon, Mahishasura.


Oct 13 2008 Become a devotee; make Mum and Dad cry

Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

After becoming a devotee of Lord Krishna, many of us had to deal with the issue of emotional responses from our parents. In some cases, the apparent fall out from thinking that the, “Hare Krishna’s have broken up my family”, can last for decades.


Oct 13 2008 Preacher’s concession

Hare KrishnaBy Danavir Goswami

The following is an excerpt from a forthcoming volume of Sri Garga Samhita, Canto 4 Chapter 8 verses 21-23. The translations are from Kusakratha Prabhu and the purports are from Danavir Goswami

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