Aug 31 2011 Vaishnava Compassion

By Niranjana Swami

Thinking of Srila Prabhupada and Srimati Radharani, we naturally think of their compassion. Srila Prabhupada said that Radharani represents Krishna's compassionate nature, and Srila Prabhupada is a manifestation of hers. Now, as we approach Sri Radhastami, I would like to share two complimentary talks that Niranjana Swami and I gave last year after Vyasa-puja, on Vaishnava compassion. —Giriraj Swami

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Aug 31 2011 Srila Prabhupad in Edinburgh

By Parasuram das

August 7th 2011 Edinburgh Rathayatra - lousy Scottish weather but the devotees were ecstatic. We walked down Forest road and there it was, the old Temple established by our Tribhuvanath Prabhu, subsequently lost but greatly missed by Srila Prabhupada

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Aug 31 2011 Year 2012

By Abhaya Mudra Dasi

What will happen in 2012? Speculation runs rampant that the world will end. Even Hollywood, Bollywood and film makers in other countries have cashed in on the frenzy with movies in many languages speculating about the end of the Earth

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Aug 31 2011 Important Questionnaire by Bhaktivedanta College

By Dinadayal dasa

To help us develop further programs, Bhaktivedanta College Radhadesh designed a survey that we hope will give us a better picture of how to serve our students. We would greatly appreciate a few minutes of your time in completing this simple survey

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Aug 31 2011 Excerpt from the first chapter of a new book about the life of Srila Gour Govinda Swami

By Madhava- nanda Das

In honor of his appearance day (today the 29th of August), we are posting the following excerpt from chapter one of a new book coming soon from Gopal Jiu Publications, called, "When Good Fortune Arises"

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Aug 31 2011 Let’s celebrate Holy Names - World Holy Name Week 2011

By Divyanam Das

I'm sure that you all had a busy but blissful Janamashtami and Vyaspuja; And now preparing for Radhashtami to please Srimati Radharani and Srila Prabhupada. There is yet another big opportunity coming up to please Srila Prabhupada. World Holy Name Week (WHNW) 2011 - September the 10th till the 20th

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Aug 31 2011 24-hour Kirtan program & Inter-faith dialogue in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Gaur Gadadhar das: You are cordially invited to join in the celebration of the Twelfth Annual 24-hour Akhanda San-Kirtanam at the home of Ravi (Nitai Gaurasundar das) and Meena (Matsya devi dasi) Singh
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Aug 31 2011 Radhanath Swami Captivates Michigan Audience

Srinandan das: Metro Detroit became home to two scintillating public events by H.H. Radhanath Swami Maharaja. A team of doctors, engineers and other professionals came together to conduct two spectacular book-release programs: one at Grosse Pointe Farms and the other one at Royal Oak, Michigan
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Aug 31 2011 Krishna Lunch Gainesville FL

Satyahit das: Having read the Saranagati BC update, and heard so many familiar names from Canada, I thought to give an update on Krishna Lunch Gainesville FL, where at the U of Florida 700 to 1000 plates of prasadam are monday thru friday distributed from 11:30am till 1:30pm on the campus
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Aug 27 2011 Cherry Pie, Raspberry Jam and Action Plan at Saranagati Eco Village

By Bhakti Raghava Swami

I must say it was a memorable event, spending 2 weeks at the Saranagati Eco Village community focusing primarily on compiling a document that will hopefully help further the cause of varnasrama dharma development

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Aug 27 2011 ISKCON Singapore 2011 Ratha Yatra report

By Lakshman das

A huge 15-feet high silver ratha (made out of 4500kg of silver) was brought from the Perumal Temple and was initially meant to be used for the Ratha Yatra. However, owing to its height the Silver Ratha could not enter the Toa Payoh stadium

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Aug 27 2011 Sri Sri Rukmini-Dvarakadhisha’s Divine Flower Outfit

By Nandini Radha devi dasi

Los Angeles ISKCON celebrated a very special festival during the weekend of August 20-22, 2011. The special occasion was the 40th installation anniversary celebrations of the presiding Deities of New Dvaraka, Sri Sri Rukmini -Dvarakadhisha

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Aug 27 2011 “Karmi clothes” and “devotional clothes” - Getting the definitions right

Chandrashekhara acharya dasa: The word "karmi" means "fruitive worker." The word "clothes" mean "items worn to cover the body." By definition, then, the words "karmi clothes" mean items worn to cover the body of someone who is a fruitive worker
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Aug 26 2011 Krsna and raw milk

Payonidhi das: Though I have never found it in sastra I have often heard that Krsna drank milk from the utter of cows in His Kaumara age. Police in LA , came in with guns and forced places that sells raw unpasteurized organic milk to give it to them and poured it all in the drain
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Aug 26 2011 Vrindavan sounds with Radhanath Swami :-)

Guru Gauranga dasa: A video clipping of Vrindavan Yatra. Radhanath Swami is making his followers to mimic the birds and bees in Vrindavan
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Aug 25 2011 2011 Vyasa Puja-Remembering Srila Prabhupada

By Siddhanta das

It is with pleasure that I can present this latest collection of memories on this auspicious day of Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja. We hope you derive some inspiration in these remembrances of His Divine Grace

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Aug 25 2011 Vara Maha-laksmi Puja

By Shyamasundara Dasa

August 12, 2011 was Vara Maha-laksmi Puja, a very big festival in South India and other parts of India as well. It is especially important for the ladies of the family, who according to Manu and other sastras are representatives of Laksmidevi in the home

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Aug 25 2011 Sri Krishna Janmastami festival ISKCON Baroda report

By Basu Ghosh Das

Thousands of faithful devotees thronged ISKCON Baroda for Sri Krishna Janmastami on Monday August 22, 2011 and again for Nandotsava and Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Aug 25 2011 Prayer Request For Kirtanananda Swami

By Vaishnava dasa

He is drifting in and out of consciousness, but is mostly unconscious and cannot breathe at all on his own. One lung is completely collapsed, the other one full of mucous. They have moved him back to his home at the temple in Ulnasgar as the doctors said there is nothing more they can do at the hospital

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Aug 25 2011 ISKCON Las Vegas participates in Nevada’s first India’s Independence Day Parade and celebration

By Krishna-mayi Devi Dasi

Appreciating the influence of ISKCON in preserving Indian spiritual culture and traditions, Friends of India, Las Vegas invited Govinda’s Center / ISKCON Las Vegas to participate in the festivities. We happily accepted this invitation as an opportunity to bestow Lord Caitanya’s mercy on the very needy souls in Las Vegas

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Aug 24 2011 Traditional London and a Sweden Drama

Parasuram das: A short slide show from the Padayatra in London. Also while travelling in Sweden two young devotees from the tour put together a short drama which I am sure you are all familiar with. But this time we used a real boat
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Aug 23 2011 Fulfilling Your Mission

By Indradyumna Swami

Today on the occasion of your Vyasa Puja it is with great pleasure I report to you that once again hundreds of thousands of people have received the great mercy of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu on the Baltic Sea coast in Poland. That mercy has taken the form of your books, the holy names, prasadam distribution, and the blissful association of many wonderful devotees

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Aug 23 2011 The World Acarya

By Rupanuga Das

Even though Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam were spoken and recorded in 3,000 B.C., it wasn't until 1965 A.D., 5,000 years later, that these original sastras containing the Yuga Dharma were released from India by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Bhaktivinode Thakur had previously inaugurated the Hare Krsna Movement, the emblem of that Yuga Dharma, when he sent his Caitanya—His Life and Precepts to McGill University, Canada, in 1896

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Aug 22 2011 O Prabhupada

Dravida dasa: O Prabhupada, on this great day When you appeared, just like a ray Of Krsna's vast effulgence bright, To give this blind world back its sight, We thank you from the bottom of Our heart, and pray with deepest love That we may serve your lotus feet In every circumstance we meet
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Aug 22 2011 A Special Recipient of Srila Prabhupada’s Mercy

By Giriraj Swami

For Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja this year, I wish to tell you about his dear friend and staunch devotee Mr. P. L. Sethi. Much of what I shall narrate I experienced personally; the rest I heard from Mr. Sethi, except the description of his last days, which I heard from his family. May this story inspire you in Srila Prabhupada’s service—in Krsna consciousness

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Aug 22 2011 ISKCON Montreal will be celebrating 43 rd Anniversary of S.Prabhupada’s visit to Montreal

Samir Roy Choudhury: ISKCON Montreal will be celebrating 43 rd Anniversary of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s visit to Montreal starting from Sept, 02 to Sept, 05 ( labor day week end )
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Aug 22 2011 A celebration of cows on Krishna’s birthday

By Radha Mohan Das

The world’s largest Janmashtami festival outside of India at Bhaktivedanta Manor attracted more than 60,000 pilgrims on 21st and 22nd August. This year celebrated the launch of the Ahimsa Dairy Foundation, which sells milk from cows that will be retired when their milking days are over and uses bulls to work the land.

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Aug 22 2011 Sweetest Description of Janmastami-lila

By Srila Kavi Karnapura

The time for an appearance of the Lord coincided with two internal desires of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. First the Lord desired to descend on earth to increase the fortune of Yasoda and Nanda. Also at that time Krishna wanted to relish the sweet mellow of smgara rasa (paramour love) while enacting His worldly pastimes

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Aug 22 2011 Right time and place: S.S. Radha Krishna finds downturn the right time for a new SLC temple

By Cody Clark

Sometimes being in the right place at the right time means being in the middle of Utah’s largest city in the throes of an economic recession. It’s an unlikely combination of factors that is helping Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork expand its worship and cultural offerings into Salt Lake County

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Aug 22 2011 Sanatana Goswami describes the transcendental appearance of Krsna in his Krsna Stava

By Sanatana Goswami

O Krsna, Who descended in the province of Mathura, O Lord Who gives the great gift of pure love for Yourself, O Perfromer of extraordinary pastimes, O great Treasure-house of various kinds of sweetness, O Lord Who is full of transcendental opulences, great mercy and majesty. All glories unto You

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Aug 22 2011 We Are Forever Grateful To Srila Prabhupada…Let’S Show It!

Subhavilasa das: As devotees around the world gear up for the auspicious occasion of Sri Krishna Janmastami we are all busy with service and inviting friends and family to attend festivities on Monday
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Aug 22 2011 8 hour kirtan in Edinburgh

Raghunath Bhatta Dasa: We would like to inform you that ISKCON Scotland will be holding an 8 hour kirtan in Edinburgh on sun 18th Sept 2011. Please see attached flyer
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Aug 21 2011 Sponsor cleaning Radha Kunda as a birthday present for Sri Krishna

Urmila devi dasi: What better birthday present for Krishna than to clean His favorite place, Radha Kunda? All the funds go to the cleaners, most of whom are widows who would otherwise be begging on the streets
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Aug 21 2011 Save Earth Now!

By Janananda Gosvami

October 21st - 6.00 pm. The end of the world when God will unleash no end of disasters in the form of earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and whatever it takes to end everyone except His elect sect who will ascend to heaven. Actually it was supposed to be May 21st but somehow the Lord gave a little more time to the non-believers to repent and reform before doomsday

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Aug 20 2011 ISKCON acquires Chippiwada temple

By Yudhistir Govinda Das

Huddled amongst the thousands of buildings in one of the busiest Delhi markets, at end of one of the myriad narrow lanes, a rustic but palatial structure in Chippiwada would miss out any common man’s sight. But to the followers of Srila Prabhupada, this building housing the Deities of Sri Radha Krishna is where he had began his initial preaching of Krishna Consciousness years later which was to burgeon as a global movement spreading the message of Lord Chaitanya

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Aug 20 2011 Murder and Mayhem in Mumbai

By Shyamasundara Dasa

"...as we were walking back to the ashram to honor prasadam I noticed some altercation was going on with the security guards. On enquiry I found out that they had caught a shoe thief and had garlanded him with a garland of shoes, as was the custom with shoe thieves"

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Aug 19 2011 The Signs of Change

Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

He makes a song of the names 'Hare,' 'Krsna' and 'Rama,' and by giving it to the mass of people destroys all obstacles such as sorrow, delusion, greed, and suffering. He grants devotional service to the multitude of devotees who are eager for the shelter of Lord Krsna's lotus feet

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Aug 19 2011 Bhaktivedanta Manor Newsletter

Radha Mohan das: Dear prabhus Please find attached the latest Bhaktivedanta Manor Newsletter, in PDF format
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Aug 19 2011 They’re back! The Hare Krishna’s return to Croome in a Bank Holiday spectacular

Press Release: More than two decades after they sold Croome Court, the Hare Krishna’s are back for a festival which celebrates their time at Croome and their continuing relationship with the National Trust
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Aug 18 2011 Sri Narasimha Palana Prarthana by Kusakrata Prabhu

Kusakratha dasa: "I offer my respectfull obaisences to HDG. A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Churning the nectar ocean of bhakti for Lord Govindadevas lotusfeet, he created great tidal waves that innundated the countries of the Yavana."
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