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By the Sastric Advisory Council

One argument against a decentralized system is the “Bhakta Joe” argument. Those who put forward this argument are convinced that Bhakta Joe or Bhaktin Mary are completely incompetent to hold the primary responsibility for choosing a guru (although guru, sadhu, and sastra state that aspiring disciples have the primary responsibility for this choice).

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April 18, 2010 -- 15,742 views
By Bhakti-lata Dasi

Every day, as I read inmates letters, I want to share with all of you the miracles Lord Caitanya works in the heart of the inmates, through Srila Prabhupada’s books and the chanting of the holy name. Each book and BTG that is sent to one inmate is passed along to many others, potentially to be read by dozens of inmates, shining the light of knowledge in the darkest of places.

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April 18, 2010 -- 2,693 views
By Kasya das

In this essey I will deal with bondage in its unalloyed and primary form as defined in Bhagavad-gita, the oldest book of freedom.

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April 17, 2010 -- 2,115 views
By Bhakti Raghava Swami

The basis of “Simple Living and High Thinking”, the norm for civilized human beings, lies in the acceptance of village life centered on the performance of sacrifice, yajna, which is born of prescribed duties as delineated in the scientific system of varnas and asramas

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April 16, 2010 -- 4,901 views
By Giriraj Swami

We have gathered on a most auspicious occasion, the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the manifestation of ISKCON Los Angeles here on Watseka Avenue, which came to be known as New Dvaraka.

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April 16, 2010 -- 4,259 views
By Amrita Gopala dasi

This weekend marked the second 24-Hour kirtana festival hosted by Nova Gokula farm community. Cradled by lush mountains capped with rain-filled clouds, Nova Gokula is a wonderful place to chant and dance anytime of the year.

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April 16, 2010 -- 4,597 views
By Chelsea Pula

Bhakti is fast becoming the best source of free vegetarian food on campus. As Ajay Mangal, CC ’10, remarked, “If you’re allergic to delicious, this [Bhakti] isn’t the place for you.” However, Bhakti is about more than food—it is also one of Columbia’s strongest spiritual communities

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April 15, 2010 -- 2,472 views
Kuli Mela Association: The KulimeLA 2009: Bhajan Kutir – Volume 2 CD is now available from the Kuli Mela Outlet @ Krishna.com! Heartfelt Kirtans with Kalindi dasi, Arjuna dasa, Abhay Clayton, Visvambhar Sheth, Gaura Vani and more…...
April 15, 2010 -- 2,092 views
Sridevi dasi: We have a monthly FREE teleconference call EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY for an hour, where devotees can call in and ask questions and listen to everyone's answers about Grihastha asrama...
April 15, 2010 -- 2,055 views
Giriraj Swami: On my walk yesterday I had to heed the call of nature in the bushes, and I quickly hung my bead bag on a branch. Somehow, the picture of Lord Jagannatha on the bag ended up looking at me, and I thought of Srila Prabhupada's words...
April 14, 2010 -- 3,201 views
By the GBC Executive Committee

You will find attached a two-part document presented by the Governing Body Commission (GBC) of ISKCON. We write this letter to provide you a brief account of the events leading to the writing and publication of this document. The first part, "Conversation Between Srila Prabhupada and H. H. Narayana Maharaja: Vrindavan-October 8, 1977,"consists of a transcription of the audio recording of that conversation preserved in the BBT Archives. The second part, titled ...

April 14, 2010 -- 9,112 views
By Bhaktin Rita Gupta

This past weekend, New Vrindaban Community hosted 36 students from the Global Leadership Center (GLC) at Ohio University it Athens, OH. Dr. Greg Emery, the GLC’s Director, is an affiliate of Harvard University’s Pluralism Project, which studies religious diversity in the United States, focusing on communities and religious traditions from Asia and the Middle East.

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April 14, 2010 -- 2,586 views
Bhaktivedanta College: Kindly help us further develop programs at Bhaktivedanta College. We have designed a survey that hopefully will give us a good picture of how we can serve our students better. Your time and effort spent on answering the following questions are greatly appreciated....
April 14, 2010 -- 1,714 views
Govindananda das: The first international Kirtan Retreat will be held on the serenely peaceful Island of Iz in the Mediterranean Sea (Croatia), June 12 - 19, 2010, facilitated by His Holiness Sacinandana Swami...
April 14, 2010 -- 2,362 views
Sankirtana Das: If your coming to the Festival of Inspiration you might consider arriving a day earlier for this unique workshop. Whether you’re in theater or interested in storytelling or are a workshop presenter or want to enhance your preaching, this workshop has something for you...
April 14, 2010 -- 1,739 views
By Bhaktivinoda Swami

More than 350 devotees gather at the Sacred town of Guruvayur, Kerala to learn more about "who is a Vaishnava"

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April 13, 2010 -- 3,348 views
Kaisori-devi dasi: This is just a reminder to anyone who still plans to submit photos for the BBT's photography book. The deadline is APRIL 30...
April 11, 2010 -- 1,755 views
Jaya Radhe dasi: The Boys Summer Trip is a five to six week trip for boys ages 12-15 that visits ISKCON Temples and Ratha Yatras around the United States and Canada. The program focuses on helping boys develop a Krsna Conscious identity and vaisnava qualities, building friendships, and providing opportunities for devotional service....
April 11, 2010 -- 2,733 views
By Parasuram das

This was the first year the devotees got involved in St. Patrick's day parade London. It was a major success and we plan to bring the Rathayatra cart for next year - with a green canopy.

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April 11, 2010 -- 4,795 views
By Champakalata dasi

In 1988 when His Holiness Indradyumna Swami (as Temple President of the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple of Understanding) decided to fulfill the instruction of Srila Prabhupada that the ancient Festival of Chariots be held on Durban’s beachfront, little did he and the rest of his team realize the challenges that they would be confronted with

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April 9, 2010 -- 3,915 views
Jaya Kaseder: Kishori Yatra is an all-inclusive, spiritual adventure tour for girls ages 11-15. Visiting various temples and devotee communities in the United States, our tour concentrates on developing vaisnava qualities, visiting holy places, building friendships, and providing a framework for performing loving devotional service....
April 9, 2010 -- 3,074 views
Malati Dasi : Spend your summer in the Appalachian Foothills of West Virginia, New Vrindaban, Land of Lord Krishna!...
April 9, 2010 -- 2,050 views
By Kasya das

Sixteenth chapter of Bhagavad-gita denote godly and above all demoniac qualities - daivasura sampad vibhaga, which are to be found in a man's heart. One of the human quality is cynism.

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April 8, 2010 -- 3,398 views
Sanjay Sabnis: I work for a new start-up organisation "Balaram Foods", we serve lunch tiffins (prasadam only) to several corporate executives all over Mumbai...
April 8, 2010 -- 3,609 views
By Yudhistir Krishna Das

The artists for decorating the pond were specially brought in from Vrindavan. We used 6 different kinds of flowers weighing nearly 200 lbs” said Vrindavan Vinod Das, Manager for ISKCON Delhi.

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April 8, 2010 -- 4,048 views
Priyavrata das: Food for Life Global, the world’s largest vegan food relief, ceased all food distribution on March 27 due to logistical challenges associated with the Haitian government closing down all wet food distribution programs in refugee camp sites....
April 8, 2010 -- 909 views
Gopijana Vallabha dd: When something is wonderfuly perfect it's hard to find words to describe it, and so was the 24h Kirtan Festival in New Gokula Dhama-ISKCON Brasil in the last weekend( 03,04/April/2010)...
April 8, 2010 -- 1,937 views
Mukhya dd: We are pleased to invite you to the auspicious Pran Prathishta Ceremony of Sri Sri Krishna-Balaram at New Raman Reti in Alachua, Florida...
April 8, 2010 -- 3,156 views
Piyush Mehta: We have the following BBT Spanish Books for wholesale or individual sale @ ISKCON or Orlando...
April 8, 2010 -- 1,641 views
Ramacandra Kaviraja Dasa: At Bhaktivedanta College, following the ideals for Vedic education, the students practice a strict life of penance and hardship while studying Vaishnava philosophy from an academic prospective. ...
April 6, 2010 -- 877 views
Shyamal Krishna: Lord Krishna is all merciful. To allow us to serve Him and get His divine mercy and devotion He appears as the Deity. Recently Lord Gopal exhibited a nice pastime which was very delighful for the devotees and sceptical for the non-believers....
April 5, 2010 -- 6,085 views
Laksmipati Dasa: We are dedicated to giving devotees all over the world high-quality mrdangas that do not support cow killing. Skin is collected solely from cows that have left their bodies due to natural death. Careful measures are taken to ensure that no leather comes from slaughtered cows....
April 5, 2010 -- 3,859 views
Visvambhara das: The Bhaktivedanta Academy (formerly New Raman Reti School), a Krishna-centered Pre-K thru 6th grade school, located in the Alachua, Florida devotee community, is seeking applicants for the position of Lead Teacher for our upper elementary class (Grades 4 - 6)...
April 5, 2010 -- 2,141 views
By Omkara Devi Dasi

Recently I started part time book distribution, several days a week. Please find some stories based on my distribution program. These have enlivened me ever so much. I hope to share with you….

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April 3, 2010 -- 3,557 views
Dayavira das: I have recently started a 30 minute music video preaching program. The shown is on community access channels in North Carolina. It is a program of bhajans and kirtans. ...
April 3, 2010 -- 1,671 views
Bhaktivedanta College: Bhaktivedanta College Radhadesh Third Term Courses for the Academic Year 2009/10 ...
April 3, 2010 -- 971 views
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