I was just listening to a Prabhupada lecture today and he was reiterating that if one spend one hour rendering devotional service, his life is a success, but that even if one spends millions of lifetimes in material life, there is no gain
Sep 30 2010 ISKCON Kanpur is under flood water
ISKCON Kanpur and thousands of the surrounding villages are affected by flood it has brought damage and suffering to ISKCON Kanpur. Prasadam is being cooked last three days in great inconvenience
Sep 30 2010 Yamuna’s raise to embrace Vrindavan
This year, Yamuna wanted to kiss Vrindavan with no miss. She swelled and swelled and expanded her reaches to embrace Vraja as much as she could. When alarm bells rang, those graced her ways dwelling on her sides moved on to safe elevations fearing her overflowing tears of love
Let us glance at the astro-data of Raghava das Brahmachary and Ratnavali devi dasi. From the correlations between them, we will see that these two are in fact the same person who has transmigrated from one body to the next
Sep 30 2010 The Diary of Ratnavali Devi Das
I have remembrance of my last past life as a brahmachary named Raghava das. This has come about through a sequence of dreams that were later found to be real of events in the life and death of Raghava, as confirmed by those that knew him. His post mortem injuries and my birth marks, scars and illnesses all correlate
Sep 29 2010 Revolt of the Elites
Christopher Lasch, a well-known American social and cultural critic, argued in his last book that democracy was withering in the hands of professional and managerial elites who lack a sense of social and civic values.
Sep 29 2010 Srila Prabhupada Memories
I used to take care of Srila Prabhupada's garden in Sri Vrindavan Dhama in the summer of 1977. Srila Prabhupada used to come into the garden every morning and chant japa or listen to some devotees chant Bhajans or read his books outloud
Sep 29 2010 Advanced Civilization
The common understanding of an Advanced Civilization in today's context is to be advanced in Technology, having a comfortable lifestyle, Earning Lots of money and having enough or rather lavish facilities to enjoy the senses to the fullest.
Sep 29 2010 Vrindavan Kartika Parikrama and Festival
Sep 29 2010 Vyasa Puja and Other Books on eBay
Sep 29 2010 New Vrindaban Remembers Hladini devi dasi
Sunday, October 3, is the anniversary of the day on which Hladini devi dasi was brutally gunned down by an extra-judicial firing squad in war-torn Liberia in western Africa. The death squad arrived at the Hare Krishna temple in the capital city of Monrovia in the early morning hours, and ordered the devotees to come out
Sep 29 2010 Devotee Bridal events Ad
This year we had the largest and "crazyest" Harinam tour so far. Such a venture in this area no one has even tried to do and we also thought at the beginning that we started â€žto bite too much of a cakeâ€ś, but somehow we all managed with Krishnas grace ...
Sep 27 2010 Iskcon Leads Seminar In Baroda
To train the leaders on the importance and urgency of establishing varnasrama dharma, both within our own ISKCON society as well as within society at large, forms an important part of Srila Prabhupadaâ€™s mission
Sep 25 2010 Your Name Will Be There
My dear godbrother Sridhar Maharaja, numerous godbrothers, disciples, friends and well-wishers have gathered around the world and are enjoying sweet memories of your glorious activities in spreading the samkirtan mission of Lord Caitanya
Sep 25 2010 Newspaper article mentions New Vrindaban
Sep 25 2010 24th annual Festival of India in Utah
On this page of our web site are two videos of the recent Festival of India in Spanish Fork, Utah. An estimated 3,000 - 4,000 people visited the 5 hour event
Sep 25 2010 Food, Farm & Faith Conference Cancelled
Sep 24 2010 Harinam in Chinatown London
In this Age of Kali, people who are endowed with sufficient intelligence will worship the Lord, who is accompanied by His associates, by performance of sankirtana-yajna. Other yajnas prescribed in the Vedic literatures are not easy to perform in this Age of Kali, but the sankirtana-yajna is easy and sublime for all purposes, as recommended in Bhagavad-gita also (9.14).
Sep 22 2010 Haridasa Thakura’s Disappearance Day
Although Namacarya Haridasa Thakura chanted the holy name day and night, he also found time to read and hear scripture, and he discoursed on the glories of the holy name with reference to scripture. And although he was fully absorbed in chanting the holy name, he was affectionate to the devotees and always tried to help them
Sep 21 2010 Money and Varnashrama Culture
Money, that ubiquitous substance that everyone the world over pursues to fulfill their desires, is rather young in the history of the worldâ€”a mere 2,600 years or so old. Prior to that there was no such thing as we now understand it anywhere on this planet
Just imagine the confusion, especially for our newcomers, well-wishers, younger devotees, and even for some senior devotees. Everybody who â€ślovesâ€ť Srila Prabhupada, and is â€śloyalâ€ť to him, must be a bona-fide follower of his, or so it seems
Sep 21 2010 Addiction of Social Networking sites
(With due respect to devotees who are on these sites for some specific sevas.) Facebook, Myspace, Twitter etc. are a few social networking sites which are taking its toll on the devotee community also. I've also been a patient myself
Sep 21 2010 Radhastami at ISKCON Vrindavan
In the month of Bhadra (Hrisikesh masa), during the waxing fortnight on the eight day at noon, we observe the most auspicious appearance of Vrishabhanu Nandini Srimati Radhika, the most beloved associate of Sri Krishna.
Sep 21 2010 Ratha Yatra in Nashville
Sep 21 2010 Radhastami Darshan
Sep 21 2010 Gita Nagari Damodara Rati & AaC News
Sep 18 2010 Darwin’s Passion for Hunting and Killing
One side of Darwin rarely discussed in popular and scientific literature was his powerful sadistic bent. One of his passions that reflected this was his love for shooting, hunting, and guns. Darwin's interest in shooting and hunting was not unusual in nineteenth century England, but he carried it far beyond that of most of his contemporaries
Sep 18 2010 Memories Of Citra Devi Dasi
The following article is a condensed version of the memories of Citra Devi that devotees shared the day of the ceremony we did in her honour in New Mayapur, France, on Sunday July 26
Sep 18 2010 Adore Ye All the Happy Day
In 1936, Srila Prabhupada was in Bombay when he composed and offered two historic tributes to his spiritual master, His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur: this poem and an essay entitled "The Universal Teacher". Both were published in The Harmonist on the occasion of the vyasapuja celebration of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur's appearance
Sep 18 2010 The Dark Times Of The Body
It is interesting that looking through the light of modern science related to sports and neurobiology refering to the tendency of the body to keep everything in status quo. This is just partial point of few without taking in consideration the function of inteligence, soul and ultimately the supersoul
Sep 18 2010 Gentle Reminder To All Vaishnavis!
Sep 18 2010 Krishna’s Crosswords
Sep 15 2010 Sri Radhastami
A godbrother of mine had a nice thought. Just imagine Krsna's situation. There He is in the spiritual sky, Goloka Vrndavana, surrounded by wish-fulfilling cows and trees and gems, being served by unlimited numbers of beautiful, pure, loving devotees. And off somewhere in a cloud is a bunch of angry, morose, belligerent souls, each determined that "I'm not going to serve Him."
Sep 15 2010 Books on Cow Protection available
Sep 13 2010 Food For Life - Mauritius
Sep 13 2010 New Vrindaban Hosts Radhastami Festival
Sep 13 2010 Emergency flood relief by ISKCON Kanpur
Sep 13 2010 Vyasa Puja Offering 2010
Sep 11 2010 Turkish Books to Abroad
Sep 11 2010 Perfection of Life Through Tongue
Sep 9 2010 Edinburgh Scotland Rathayatra
This was a very special event. Rathayatra had not taken place in Scotland since 1982, so many years later the Lord of the Universe was again giving his causeless mercy.
On 3rd September there was extensive media coverage regarding the ISKCON Hare Krishna temple on Thoresby Street, Leicester having suffered a massive explosion. The cause of the explosion has now been confirmed to be a gas leak in the kitchen area
Sep 7 2010 Does My Spiritual Master Care For Me?
Within such a huge organisation like Iskcon, it is not surprising to sometimes experience less of the affection we expected. There are several reasons for this. But if a disciple feels this way about his or her guru in good standing, does it indicate a neglect of some sort?
Sep 7 2010 An unexpected encounter
Jananivas Prabhu's service was to bring frankincense to Srila Prabhupada's room in the evening. He mentioned that usually after you fill a room with frankincense, you open the doors and windows so that the mosquitos go out with the smoke
Sep 7 2010 Kulimela Australia!
Just a reminder that the Kulimela week will be from the 3rd to the 9th of Jan 2011 while the week before that (27th of Dec to 2nd of Jan) will be packed with tours and adventures and give everyone a chance to get to know each other while exploring this beautiful country
Sep 7 2010 Damodara dasa on WKKX 1600 AM
Sep 6 2010 Money Sweeter Than Honey
Money is so dear that one conceives of money as being sweeter than honey. Therefore, who can give up the desire to accumulate money, especially in household life? Thieves, professional servants [soldiers] and merchants try to acquire money even by risking their very dear lives
On a regular basis day, inmates come in contact with Krsna, either through IPM volunteers, or, more often, through other inmates who have become bhaktas and who direct them to IPM
When Nanda Baba was celebrating the birth of his son, Srila Prabhupada appeared in this world. This was not an ordinary thing. Exalted devotees come on these special days.