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By the GBC

It is hereby resolved that Resolution 7.5.1.4 is amended as follows: 7.5.1.4 When a Suspended Guru May Be Rejected “A disciple of a suspended guru who has severely lost faith in his or her spiritual master, and is unable to regain faith, even after hearing many instructions in the matter, may take permission from the spiritual master for release to accept a different initiating guru. If the suspended guru is not willing to give permission, then the disciple may approach their local GBC representative and the Guru Services Committee, and present this desire to them. If the GBC representative is either the guru under suspension, or...

(0) Nov 18, 2018 -- 1,042 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Krsna Dasa

Naturally, self-assertive people will wonder about the mental condition of such a devotee. They will think he has no go, drive or self-belief, or is possibly depressed. A devotee’s deep sense of dependence on the Lord that can cause such helpless expressions is not easily understood by others. There may be situations where a devotee might casually say, “I’m not qualified, or I am fallen…” when his demeanor indicates otherwise. In other words, we can trivialise the “fallen” sentiment and make it sloppy.

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(0) Nov 17, 2018 -- 3,287 views
Hare KrishnaBy Pradhana-gopika Devi Dasi

Nimai Pandit Das, one of the frst devotees in Italy after the disappearance of Srila Prabhupada, passed away on the 13 th of November at the age of 71. „He was one who never stepped back“, says Parabhakti Das, temple president of Villa Vrindavana (ISKCON Florence). „He was always available, and we could count on him.“ Nimai Pandit was not only the treasurer, but also the secretary of the temple board of Villa Vrindavana since almost 30 years. „He w...

(0) Nov 17, 2018 -- 669 views
Hare KrishnaBy Murari Gupta Dasa

"Please cancel my tickets," I said to my friend on the phone. "I won't be able to go." I hung up the phone and sank down onto my bed, my head in my hands. My friend had arranged my tickets for the trip to Jagannatha Puri and Mayapur I had been so eagerly looking forward to, and now I had to cancel. The past few weeks in my life had been very turbulent, so when my friends proposed a spiritual retreat to these two holy places so dear to the followers of Sri Chaitanya...

(1) Nov 16, 2018 -- 2,968 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mukhya devi dasi

The third community development conference took place at New Raman Reti beginning November. You can learn about our Community Development Initiative and how it developed at www.nrrcommunity.com This event presented an organized approach to serving and sharing with friends by launching Action Teams for the 10 focus areas that emerged from the CDI Survey and Conferences 1 and 2 where we “Explored” and “Analyzed” the different facets of our growing community....

(0) Nov 16, 2018 -- 466 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Bharati Das Goswami

To help propagate this revival, I’ve made a vow to live-stream my daily reading of your books. On the Facebook App, if one searches for “Daily Readings of Srila Prabhupada’s Books” and “likes” the page, one can hear your books, either live or at one’s convenience. Now I’m reading the Eleventh Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam. But when I finish the Bhagavatam I’ll move on to Sri Caitanya-caritamrita and read it out loud cover to cover; then the B...

(0) Nov 16, 2018 -- 516 views
Hare KrishnaBy Dayananda das

Today, most Vaishnavas make efforts to lead a theo-centric life. They struggle to remember that they are souls who are equal to the plants and animals, and that they are not their bodies, with the associated desires to exploit and kill the Lord’s nature. They try to remember that the universal soul or Supreme Soul is their friend who is in their hearts and who with love beckons them to turn away from violence and exploitation. Recent Vaishnava sages, like Prabhupad...

(0) Nov 15, 2018 -- 4,679 views
Hare KrishnaBy Rahul Singh

Gauranga Das Ji has successfully married city comforts within a village with a wellness program for stress free living. What started in 2005 with 5 humans and 8 cattle today is a 250 human and 100 cattle thriving economy. Gauranga Das Ji mentioned that there are 29 agro climatic zones in the world and India is blessed to have 21 of them. Yet due to modern linear (as opposed to cyclical) consumption model, India today is the 4th largest contributor of Carbon Dioxide after ...

(0) Nov 15, 2018 -- 991 views
Hare KrishnaBy the Sannyasa Minister

Srila Prabhupada: “If one takes up the sannyasa order of life but is not able to control the mind, he will think of objects of sense gratification namely family, society, expensive house, etc. Even though he goes to the Himalayas or the forest, his mind will continue thinking of the objects of sense gratification. In this way, gradually one's intelligence will be affected. When intelligence is affected, one loses his original taste for Krishna consciousne...

(0) Nov 15, 2018 -- 947 views
Hare KrishnaBy Iskcon Vrindavan

Offerings of many sannyasis and older devotees in Iskcon Vrindavana for the disappearance day of His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Nectarean memories and selected words of respect, appreciation and love for Srila Prabhupada (video)

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(0) Nov 14, 2018 -- 583 views
Hare KrishnaBy Srimati Dasi

Let’s face it – trying to become a devotee in this faithless, fast, and quarrelsome age is very, very tough. If the mind is not making life difficult for us, it will be the neighbors, some authority figure, our bodies or our family. Actually, the list is endless. How to keep faith and focus in a world so obviously made for distraction?! The real challenges come in our daily dealings in life. The philosophy sounds fine in the class atmosphere, but often we lose sight ...

(0) Nov 14, 2018 -- 743 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayesvara Dasa

Those of us who appreciate the magical potency of what Srila Prabhupada gave us know that a miracle of colossal historic importance occurred in the late 1960’s. At that time His Divine Grace came and ignited a worldwide spiritual revolution that has no historic equivalent. Those of us who were blessed to become his disciples all got an opportunity to be part of this extraordinary moment in history. Yet time is gnawing away at all of us every day. One by one we ...

(0) Nov 14, 2018 -- 572 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti Charu Swami

Man has the chance to bloom spiritually by raising himself to the highest level of love of God.The Vedic scriptures divide consciousness into five categories, namely covered, shrunken, budding, blooming, and fully bloomed. Trees and plants, for example, are almost inert. They fall into the “covered consciousness” category. They seem to show no sign of consciousness, but when we observe them carefully, we see they have a limited consciousness. Other living entities, such as worms, insects, and other animals, are in “shrunken consciousness.” They are not as cove...

(0) Nov 13, 2018 -- 2,807 views
Hare KrishnaBy Satyaraja Dasa

For some, duty is a dirty word—we want to do what we want to do. Period. To hell with duty. But let’s consider this more seriously: What is duty, and should I be concerned about it? Clearly, duty means different things to different people. And yet it’s not uncommon to wonder: What am I meant to do? Is there a reason I was put on this earth? Duty is a term loosely applied to any action or course of action regarded as morally necessary, apart from personal likes and dislikes. From the theistic viewpoint, the ultimate duty is to God and our fellow man. . Immanuel Kant (...

(0) Nov 13, 2018 -- 2,678 views
Hare KrishnaBy Visakha Devi Dasi

What if the soul is the body’s source of life and consciousness, as the sun is the universe’s source of heat and light? What if life doesn’t come from a perishable, chance combination of material elements? As a photojournalist exploring Mumbai, these musings coaxed me from blaring car horns and teeming streets to some curious transcendent possibility. The mythical, irrelevant idea of jivatma began delicately to undermine what had been for me a lifetime of hidden hopelessness: what’s th...

(1) Nov 13, 2018 -- 2,486 views
Hare KrishnaBy Anuradha dasi

On October 27, ISKCON New Vrindaban devotees in West Virginia heard of the horrific mass shooting at the Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, a 90-minute drive away from their idyllic rural community. This tragic news affirmed the timeless knowledge of the Srimad Bhagavatam, which instructs us to take shelter of the Supreme Lord in a time where “there is danger at every step” (SB 10.14.58). Devotees visiting New Vrindaban often travel to and from the Pittsburgh airport,...

(0) Nov 12, 2018 -- 655 views

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