Oct 12 2008 Changing the design of the TVP: Reply to Hari-sauri

Hare KrishnaBy Tattvavit das

We note that our main concerns have this far not been properly addressed at all by Hari Sauri Prabhu or anyone else. . . . Statements Srila Prabhupada made directly to his design team did not mention the U. S. Capitol, and he in fact approved an Indian design and said it should be constructed.


Oct 12 2008 IMF in global ‘meltdown’ warning

Hare KrishnaBy the BBC

The world financial system is teetering on the "brink of systemic meltdown", the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned in Washington.


Oct 12 2008 Ekacakra Dham Temple Project Update and urgent Appeal!

Gopijana Ballabha das: I am happy to inform you about the temple construction update in Ekacakra dhama. Sri Nityananda prabhu will be offered a beautiful temple and guesthouse in Ekacakra, where He so unlimitedly mercifully appeared in order to assist Lord Caitanya in saving of all of us- fallen souls in Kali-yuga!

Oct 12 2008 Comfortable corner house in Karuna Bhavan to let

Prabhupada Prana: Lesmahagow (postcode ML11200ES) is located in the countryside, 30 min drive south Glasgow, 60 min from Edinburgh and 45 min from Glasgow International and Prestwick airports.

Oct 12 2008 Kazakhstan saga is nearing an unfavorable conclusion

Hare KrishnaBy BB Govinda Swami

As a final effort we have started a letter campaign to the President of Kazakhstan. We did this in the beginning of the crisis and we are still on the property four years later.


Oct 11 2008 The Uddhava Gita Review

Book Review by Nava Yauvana Dasa: With commentaries and purports by two of the greatest vaisnava acaryas, Srila Visvanath Cakravarti Thakur and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, this new volume of the 11th Canto by Touchstone Media is a gold mine for serious devotees.

Oct 11 2008 Milk from a Cow or Snake Prabhu?

Bhakti Nilaya das: Bhakti Nilaya das: During our practice of our Krsna consciousness we are constantly hearing. This hearing can be clasified under two broad catorgories, i.e. Prajalpa and Krsna Katha.

Oct 11 2008 Is the Sky Really Falling?

Nrsimhananda das: Financial markets in a free-fall. Chaos on Wall St. International markets in a tailspin. European bailout. More banks to fail. Sound alarming?

Oct 11 2008 Radharaman Rides Silver Elephant

Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

In the first picture, you can appreciate the size of the silver elephant and the beautiful throne carried on his back. Next you can get darshan of Sri Sri Radharamanji gloriously sitting on His colorful throne. Then you can relish a nice close up of His Lordship.


Oct 10 2008 United Religious Initiative-Global Assembly 2008 in Mayapur!

Gopijan ballab das: On the disappearance day of HH Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami, we pray at his lotus feet to successfully host the URI – Global assembly 2008 in Mayapur. Maharaja was one of the founding members of United Religions Initiative.

Oct 10 2008 Good Science, Bad Science - A response to Rupanuga prabhu’s paper

Hare KrishnaBy Hari-sauri dasa

Sriman Rupanuga prabhu (ACBSP 1966) has recently distributed a short paper called “A Scientific Method for Evaluating Editorial Changes to Srila Prabhupada's Books.”


Oct 9 2008 News from Malaysia

Hare KrishnaBy Janananda Goswami

In 1971 when Prabhupada made his only visit to this country he requested the wife of the then chief Indian minister to help him in building a “Temple like this”, showing her a sketch of a typical Vrndavana Mandir.


Oct 9 2008 Reality Beckons

Krpakara dasa: What we see is not whats there Conditioned by lust and greed we do but stare A life thats lived in deaths embrace All because the truth we cannot face The body is but shallow and trite We cannot make it ever right So bewildered so confused Those in knowledge are bemused Take this chance in human form Understand our spiritual norm

Oct 9 2008 The Search for Freedom

Karnamrita das: We are "cheta" or consciousness-- marginal energy of Krishna, which means we are a product of our association. We have freedom to choose how to be influenced--who to cooperate with, but the choice to be in matter restricts and hides our nature.

Oct 9 2008 The Sankirtan mission needs your help!

Ananta Govinda dasa: Spanning 3 CD's and 40 hours of narration, thousands of copies of Sri Caitanya Bhagavata have been distributed since 2001. Following the successful production of the narration of Sri Caitanya Bhagavata, by the request of many Vaisnavas we have ventured into production of the Sri Caitanya Caritamrita.

Oct 8 2008 Wages for Sages

Hare KrishnaBy the European Leaders

Listen to the discussion that took place in Radhadesh on the 5th of October amongst the European leaders concerned whether it is in the interest of the integrity of ISKCON, or in keeping with the instruction of Srila Prabhupada, that members of the movement be given salaries.


Oct 8 2008 A History of Discontent

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Wherever the service to the Lord, who is the protector and creator of the universes, and wherever the congregational chanting of His names were well established, they set the worlds in peace.


Oct 7 2008 Govardhana Pooja-Iskcon Murari

The Murari sevaks: Everyone is invited to perform abhiseka to Sri GovardhanaShila, to circumambulate a Govardhana Hill made of sweets, and to offer candles to Sri Damodara for Kartika vrata. Please come, it's the sweetest festival of the year. Rama and Murli

Oct 7 2008 New Raman Reti School Newsletter - October 2008

Visvambhara das: The latest issue of the New Raman Reti School newsletter is now online. The New Raman Reti School, a Krishna-centered educational institution located in Alachua, Florida, currently serves 50 Pre-K thru 6th grade students, making it the largest devotional school in North America.

Oct 7 2008 Vishnupriya devi dasi - Health Update

Hare KrishnaBy Sankarshan Das Adhikari

On Friday 3 October 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark my wife, Vishnupriya devi dasi, was leading the mangala arati kirtan. Half way through the kirtan it was alarming that she had to sit down to finish the kirtan.


Oct 6 2008 Murfreesboro held the 10th Annual 24 hour kirtana

Musa Subramaniam: On September 13th and 14th, ISKCON Murfreesboro held the 10th Annual 24 hour kirtana and the 7th Annual Interfaith Dialog. The program started with the chanting of the Holy Name on Friday at 6 pm and continued until Saturday at 6 pm.

Oct 6 2008 Transcendental Fraud

Hare KrishnaBy Nama Prabhu dasa

We are so very grateful to Bhurijana prabhu for sharing that wonderful purport by Srila Prabhupada. So many of us are getting on in years and we are witnessing our God-brothers and sisters leaving their mortal frames.


Oct 6 2008 Durga Puja- A deep insight!

Hare KrishnaBy Shyamagopika dd

While Durga puja is celebrated in pomp and splendor all over Bengal and other parts of the world, read through HG Jananivasa Prabhu’s wonderful class on the real meaning of Durga puja.


Oct 5 2008 Srila Prabhupada’s mercy on Mad Mick

Bhaktin Annette: This is a story which proves that the mercy of Srila Prabhupada flows like the river Ganga, reaching those souls others cannot. A few years ago, in a small village in Roscommon County, one of the most rural parts of Ireland, there lived a man by the name of Michael Henmore....

Oct 5 2008 What is the ‘love’ of this world?

Kaviraja Shanti Prakash Dasa: There is no love in this material world. But what is the ‘love’ of this world? This emotion is so powerful that people commit suicide, homicide and other unspeakable acts to in order to serve ‘love’. However this ‘love’ is but a shadow of the actual substance- Prema or Pure love.

Oct 4 2008 Real Independence

Hare KrishnaBy Kaviraja Shanti Prakash Dasa

In all relationships we find some element of dependence. However the dependence is voluntary. This dependence may lead to both happiness and distress because of the temporary nature of relationships or the actual relationship itself may be volatile or imperfect.


Oct 4 2008 Having a Problem?

Hare KrishnaBy Bhurijana dasa

If you're having a problem, even if it's a big one, you're not alone. Dhruva Maharaja, the great devotee mentioned in Bhagavatam Canto Four, is also within the group of "problem-havers"


Oct 4 2008 Divine Couple

Sarvabhavana das: I am looking for devotees in different countries who are either taking care of the temple stores or other voice will be interested to distribute my book Salted Bread in their countries.

Oct 4 2008 Prasadam meals for Orissa flood victims

Parijata devi dasi: One of the biggest flood in India hit Orrisa state since 15 September 2008 when waters from the Mahanadi river surged into almost 20 districts of the state. An estimated 3 million people were affected in what has been described as unprecedented floods in the Mahanadi river system.

Oct 4 2008 India Bans Smoking

Parijata devi dasi: The world’s biggest ban on public smoking came into effect in India on 2 October 2008. Worldwide members of ISKCON, who refrain from smoking and consuming alcohol, have welcomed the ban.

Oct 4 2008 Even if we have to eat meat

Payonidhi das: This morning I was listening to the class by HH Amiya Vilasa Maharaja. At the end of the class, I believe it was Svavasa Prabhu (the TP and BBT in charge) commented that we will go on to preach: "Even if we have to eat meat"

Oct 3 2008 World Holy Name Day 2008 - Nagpur

Hare KrishnaBy Ekalavya Das

On 22nd September, 2008, the day of Srila Prabhupada's arrival in New York, devotees of ISKCON Nagpur celebrated World Holy Name Day with a Maha Harinama Sankirtan throughout the streets of Nagpur


Oct 3 2008 The Importance of Friendship and Association

Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

Sometimes two creepers may intertwine in such a way to also help each other grow individually upward, moving off the ground and on to a mighty oak tree where they go higher than they ever could alone and touch the stars, and beyond to Goloka.


Oct 2 2008 How many songs did Bhaktivinoda Thakura write?

Payonidhi das: Actually Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura wrote 3 books that are all songs , Gitavali- where most of the bhajans we sing from him is from. He laos wrote Saranagati, and Gitamala ,he also wrote Baul Sanget (the song of the madman) and Däläler Gitä—“The Song of the Broker”

Oct 2 2008 Care for Cows Newsletter October 2008

Hare KrishnaBy Kurma Rupa Das

1. His Holiness Mahanidhi Swami's inspiring example of Go Seva. 2. How David and Lila Manjari celebrated the birthday of their pet cow Kundalini. 3. CFC's acceptance of an auspicious gift offered by the famous Babas of Radha Thila, Raman Reti. 4. Nandi's completion of his Bull Scholorship and graduation. 5. Another unfortunate car casualty.


Oct 2 2008 Ratha Yatra, Scottburgh, South Africa

Haridev das: Ratha Yatra made its first appearance in the sea-side town of Scottburgh, an English-style picturesque holiday town on the east coast of South Africa. During the former apartheid days, Scottburgh was a ‘Whites Only” town.

Oct 2 2008 Japa Workshop with Urmila devi dasi

bhk Michael R. Lorek: Lord Krishna will be showering His mercy over London in the form of His holy name on 4th October at the Radha-Krishna Temple in Soho Street and at St John´s Lodge Gardens in Regent´s Park, as Her Grace Srimati Urmila devi dasi will be holding a Japa Workshop with special guest support by Bhuta Bhavana dasa.

Oct 1 2008 Intensity of Prayer

Karnamrita.das: Would you care to know what I am thinking?, as I sit in the dentist chair for a cleaning, wondering if the hygienist sees any meaning, in an ugly form of existence--teeth rotting!

Oct 1 2008 First Ratha Yatra in Northern VA

Nisha (Chopada) RNS: First Northern Virginia Ratha Yatra was hosted on 13th September, 2008 within Centreville Day Parade by ISKCON DC. On auspicious day of Ganesh Chathurthi and Haridas Thakur’s disappearance day, hundreds of people witnessed chanting of Hare Krishna.

Oct 1 2008 Question: “Why does Vishnu have four arms and Krsna two arms?”

Gauragopala dasa: Just a humble question my Doctor asked me today that the Vaishnava writers on Dandavats can hopefully answer - "Why does Vishnu and His dear servants in Vaikuntha have four arms and why does Krishna and His intimate associates have two arms in Goloka Vrndavana?"
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