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By Bhakti Raghava Swami

"Balarama represents plowing the land for agriculture and therefore always carries in His hand a plow, whereas Krishna tends cows and therefore carries a flute in His hand. Thus the two brothers represent krisi-raksya and go-raksya.”

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October 5, 2011 -- 3,721 views
By Keshava dasa

The Canadian iteration of the Huffington Post recently posted an article about the Hare Krishnas and the Ratha-Yatra festivals, focusing on Toronto's festival. We thought it might of some interest for Dandavats readers

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October 5, 2011 -- 2,005 views
By Kiśora Dāsa

Is it really true that my teacher and hero has left us? I am still waiting that someone would wake me up and tell me that everything is all right and that it was just a bad dream. While waiting, I try to console my greaving heart with memories

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October 5, 2011 -- 2,275 views
By Pankajanghri das

The beautiful deity of Lord Chaitanya along with the deity of Simantini, Goddess of Simantadvipa, have arrived and are waiting to move into Their new temple behind the existing Jagannath Temple in Rajapur. The temple structure is complete and inside the finishing work is underway. The external cladding in terracotta has resumed after pausing for the rainy season. The installation is planned to take place during the Gaur Purnima celebrations in 2012

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October 5, 2011 -- 2,697 views
By Bhakta Jeff

My name is Bhakta Jeff. I was recently travelling with Bhakti Marga Swami as he began his fourth walk across Canada. Maharaja wanted me to send in all the different news coverage that he got so I am attaching it

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October 5, 2011 -- 2,476 views
By Radhanath Swami

I am beside myself with grief and am speechless while trying to digest the reality that His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu has been taken away by Krishna. Krishna’s plan is always perfect but when it manifests in the passing away of such an intimate, loving Godbrother as Gopiparanadhana Prabhu it is painful. But our solace is in our deep confidence that he has attained the ultimate perfection of life, entrance into Radha Giridhari’s eternal lila

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October 5, 2011 -- 2,590 views
By Kesava Krsna Dasa

If a devotee were to ask, “Please bless me so that I’ll never take birth again in this horrible material world,” would this be asking for some kind of liberation? Hundreds of times, Srila Prabhupada encouraged us to “Go Back home, back to Godhead.” Would it be a form of boldness or naiveté to desire to come back to this world and serve by preaching?

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October 5, 2011 -- 2,433 views
By Raseswari Devi Dasi

This trip, which was an award to our senior girls who have been outstanding in their personal sadhana this term, turned out to be an amazing preaching experience which left all who participated in it feeling more spiritually exhilarated than they had ever imagined

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October 5, 2011 -- 3,535 views
By Balram krishna dasa

After the first one at Thrissur on the 29thSeptember, 2011, ISKCON Vidyadan’s second program of Free Bhagavad Gita distribution took off at Kannur in Kerala, India. The inauguration was done by the Prison Superintendent Mr. Sivadasan Thyparampil by lighting the lamp. There were more than 120 inmates who attended the function along with Prison Welfare Officer Mr Mukesh and other senior jail officials

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October 5, 2011 -- 2,105 views
By Gautam Saha

Many a times, we wonder “what bit of good have I done today ?” After all, everything said and done, life is pretty mechanical and also largely material. We follow the same working routines day after day, year in and year out, in whatever profession or calling we have chosen for ourselves, or had been pushed into or drifted into by the compulsions of need, convenience, location, education, ambition, or just innate personal proclivities

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October 5, 2011 -- 2,039 views
Braja: Sivarama Swami's first e-book arrives: The chapters in this book are a compilation of podcasts posted on SivaramaSwami. com since its inception in 2006. They are a combination of inspirational, meditational, and philosophical talks on the subject of chanting japa, sankirtan, harinama, and sadhana. It is hoped that the words herein will inspire the readers to increase, improve, deepen, and relish their chanting...
October 5, 2011 -- 1,847 views
JAyMiRko: PReMa-HaRiNaM'SaNKiRTaN is our Life and Soul, so please just Sing and Dance and Be Happy, oK!!! ;-) ...and did You know that 16+ rounds of MaHa'MaNTra a day keep all worries and bad influence away, ok!!? ;-)...
October 5, 2011 -- 1,749 views
Yudhistir Das: Azim Premji, the Chairman of global IT giant - Wipro Limited and twice mentioned by TIME Magazine in the list of '100 most influential people', received a copy of Bhagavad Gita As It Is earlier this week by Bh. Rakesh Oberoi from ISKCON Delhi...
October 5, 2011 -- 1,962 views
By Bhagiratha das

Just last year I was discussing with him to arrange a program for him in Indonesia around this year or the latest will be the midle of next year, but he left us so quickly. He is a rare personality, though was a great scholar still he is humble and present himself like some one who doesn't know anything

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October 3, 2011 -- 2,400 views
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