Persons who are peaceful, equipoised, cleansed and purified, and who know the art of pleasing all other living entities, keep friendship only with devotees of the Lord; they alone can very easily achieve the perfection of going back home, back to Godhead
We are all swimming upstream. Everybody else in this world is going down, down, down. If they don't take up Krishna consciousness, take advantage of the opportunity Caitanya Mahaprabhu's movement Srila Prabhupada said that one will not get another opportunity for millions of kalpas
Mar 17 2011 Japan Relief - Calling Volunteers
I am therefore calling on devotees with prior experience in the Tsunami relief and other disasters to step forward now. At this time, our focus will be on identifying some team leaders and then gathering the resources we need to set up and serve prasadam. Food for Life Global's web site FFL.ORG will continue to be the communication centre for the effort
Mar 17 2011 ISKCON Organizes āENVIRO 2011ā Conference
The Bhaktivedanta Academy, the educational wing of ISKCON Coimbatore organized āENVIRO 2011ā ā a Conference on Youth and Environment at GRD auditorium, PSG College of Arts & Science as a pioneering effort in bringing the attention of youth and people in general to one of the most critical issue we face today - the rapid changes in climate and its consequences
Education without values is like a flower without fragrance. Education should impart values to the youth that makes them sensitive to fellow human beings, and the environs around them and can prepare them to become responsible citizens.
Mar 17 2011 Employment Opportunity With Krishna Culture
Mar 17 2011 āSelfā Emergency CHAD Plan!
Mar 17 2011 Travel in Japan
Mar 16 2011 Lessons from Madhavendra Puri
This is a very deep topic--feeling separation from Krsna in the mood of Srimati Radharani and the gopis. We are certainly not qualified to discuss it. Still, following our acaryas, we shall try to say something to glorify Sri Madhavendra Puri on his disappearance day
I was explaining and emphasizing in the class, respect, amanina manadena. Respect is one of the most important aspects of a gentleman. Ladies know that because they open the door for you. That is respect. Our mothers know that we respect them so they feel more protective. If someone is respectful he will become honored
A number of the GBC's Strategic Planning Committees have broad international mandates. The mandate of the Outreach Committee, for example, covers all aspects of preaching - from how to encourage book distribution to congregational preaching to how to effectively present Krishna consciousness in university settings to all other aspects of outreach
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur said to chant 64 rounds but Srila Prabhupada said only sixteen rounds. How it is possible that by chanting sixteen round one can return back to Godhead? But Srila Prabhupada gave us guarantee. He told us, "I am not cheating."
Mar 15 2011 Democracy and the Spread of the Holy Names
Some of us must have thought of doing Harinama Sankirtana in Mecca, of all places, or would like to set up a temple there? How about the Vatican, Pyongyang or Beijing, and Tripoli, Havana or the pyramids of Egypt? Not too long ago most people thought that Moscow, Bucharest and half of Berlin would be democratised way beyond their lifetimes
Mar 15 2011 Passing Away of Harivamsa Prabhu
It is with sadness that we received the news of the passing of Harivamsa Prabhu on Wednesday 9th of March. He has been a very dedicated devotee of Sri Sri Radha-Gokulananda at Bhaktivedanta Manor UK for many years. We will leave it to his close friends and mentors at the Manor to describe the glories of that service. But what many devotees may not be aware of, is that he also performed significant service to our London Lord Jagannatha
Mar 15 2011 A list of Ratha Yatras for Florida in 2011
Mar 15 2011 The Gita and business ethics
Mar 13 2011 Gita Nagari Website Update
Mar 13 2011 GBC AGM- Final Day of 2011 AGM
Friday, March 3rd marked the final day of the 2011 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Governing Body Commission (GBC) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Along with discussing sannyasa candidates, the day involved a presentation on the Midday Meal project in India and a special visit by the students of the Sri Mayapur International School
Mar 12 2011 Simhacalam, the hill of the lion
Therefore we should genuinely desire to go back to Godhead to get out of this material world. Krishna promises that, "Having once come to that abode of Mine you will not return here again."
Our newly made Temple & Deities are fine. One deity displaced back on the back rest but no damage. Minor cracks in temple Govinda's restaurant. Buildings & poles were oscillating like anything. By your good wishes not much fear in us. Lord there to take care
So in this way we see throughout the Vedic literatures there are so many examples which tell us how to prepare to leave our bodies very blissfully while meditating upon the lotus feet of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madhava. But as I said it doesn't happen by our own endeavor
The event was inaugurated by His Holiness Lokanath Swami, His Holiness Bhakti Raghava Swami, His Holiness Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami, His Grace Samba Das and His Grace Bharat Chandra Das by lighting the lamp
The last time they said it was when they developed DDT, the miracle pesticide. āJust give us a few more years, we will defeat death, overthrow God and paint the sky green!ā DDT was considered a miracle pesticide and in those daysā1940s I thinkā people even went to the extent of regularly breathing in lethal doses of it, just to stay healthy, live longer maybe even get a shot at eternity!
The actual point of yukta vairagya means you see what is the principle at work because in any activity in any form there is a principle behind it. As we said Krishna's quality is the first point then Laksmi manifests forms and activities that serve that calling. So that means form follows the quality
Mar 10 2011 The Best Kept Secret in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, as everyone knows, stands for mega-kali-yuga entertainment: especially gambling, prostitution, intoxication and meat eating in multiple extend. It has even earned the nick-name of "Sin City". Even in the present economic time of recession in the U.S.A., the city still boasts a visitation of 37 million tourists annually, just down 3 million before hard financial times hit
Mar 10 2011 om4me.com the body and soul marketplace
Mar 10 2011 Searching for the right fit
This is why Srila Prabhupada wanted this Mayapur festival, this Vrindavan festival to that we can cultivate the association of as many devotees, Vaisnavas as possible and receive their blessings. Then there is great hope that we can do something wonderful when we co-operate with each other
If everything is going very nicely in our lives we should understand that Krishna is simply giving us the opportunity To serve Him better, to spread the sankirtana movement and become a better instrument to Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His transcendental servants hands
The white-hot juggernaut that is the annual Holi Festival of Colors at the Krishna Temple shows no signs of slowing down. In 2007, 3,000 people attended, celebrating spring by throwing 5,000 packets of colored flour at each other. In 2008 attendance tripled to 10,000, and the crowd snatched up 20,000 color packs