Although his passing has been painful to many, and a great tragedy at the thought of being unable to have his association anymore, we must be glad that he is now reunited with our founder Acarya along with the Supreme Personality of Godhead....
HH Bhakti Charu Swami’s Vyasa Puja 2012 offering to Srila Prabhupada. "One day you asked me not to cook for you, saying, ";You can see that I can't eat anything. Still, why are you cooking? You have so many things to do. Why are you wasting your time cooking for me?". I told you, "I cook, hoping that someday you will feel better and would like to eat something."...
Choices That Bring Us Closer To God
HH Bhakti Charu Swami: Direct your actions to seek the pleasure of the Supreme. This is the secret of real success
Food For Life Wales.
Tarakanatha Dasa, from Cardiff, leads ‘Food for Life Wales’, a team of Hare Krishna monks and nuns alongside volunteers of all faiths, which distributes free, plant-based meals to vulnerable people and frontline workers in Wales.
The Lord Will Glance Into the Direction of Those Who Plead for Mercy!
HH Sacinandana Swami: As I’m sitting here in Vrindavan, as the minutes, hours and days go by, I am more and more interested in the close God, not so much the distant God. I’m less interested in the God, Who is only thought about, but not experienced, Who is philosophized about, but not seen. As I chant, I think deeply about how to establish real contact with the Lord.
Accessing the Kripa-Sakti While Chanting.
Human society is brought before the big question mark, “Does this all make sense?” the moment it is confronted with death – the existential dilemma. Vaisnava scholars hold that the teachings of Srila Sukadeva Gosvami begin in all earnestness after king Pariksit asked his urgent question: “What should I do now that I am at the brink of death? What should anyone do in this situation?”
Marriage vow according to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur!
“The cardinal principle of gṛhastha āśrama is that no one may be the owner of any property or service of another.
Everyone is only a servant whose activities are ever in the service of the Lord.
Similarly, the sole object of everyone’s service as the only master, only friend, only son and only consort is Krishna.
Cutting the Knots of Material Attachment.
Srila Prabhupada: One time, Indra, the king of heaven, was cursed to become a hog, and he became a hog. He had a wife and many kiddies and was living in a filthy place, eating stool. Brahma came to him because in his absence the management in the heavenly kingdom was not going nicely.
Sivananda Sena’s and Svarupa Damodara Gosvami’s Disappearance Day.
HH Giriraj Swami: On the auspicious day of Jagannatha Ratha-yatra in Puri, two of Lord Chaitanya’s most confidential associates, Srila Svarupa Damodara Gosvami and Srila Sivananda Sena, left this world to return to the supreme abode.
Receiving the mercy of Lord Narasimha
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written five beautiful prayers in “Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga” for receiving the mercy of Lord Narasimha. These prayers are certainly assurance to all sincere devotees that the worship of Lord Narasimha is purely in the line of aspiring love and devotion to Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. Those prayers are as follows.
Madhusudan Memories of Brahmananda prabhu. At 18 years old, around the time I met Brahmananda, the first president of an ISKCON temple in early 1967, I was still suffering from the effects of delusion resulting from so-called “consciousness-expanding drugs.” Wandering the streets late one night I knocked on the door of the temple when everyone was sleeping. Brahmananda, in his sober wisdom and seeing my state, would not let me in. A month or so later, after recovering a bit, I stated going regularly to the temple....
‘YOUR MOTHER IS ANGRY!
Srila Prabhupada to Brahmananda: Your mother was very angry upon us. [laughter] You know that? When she came to see me, I told, “Mrs. Bruce, can you give me some money?” [laughing] [imitating angry woman’s voice:] “I have given you two sons!” [laughter] She was very angry. “Still you want money?” [laughter] And “That’s all right.”
I asked him to bow down to your mother.
“Encourage them more and more.”
Visakha Devi Dasi ACBSP: Be personal. Honor each individual for who he or she is. This principle was repeatedly exemplified by Srila Prabhupada throughout his time with us. As he saw how everyone is spiritually equal and should have an equal opportunity to participate in his movement according to his or her qualifications and propensities, so can we. As he encouraged everyone, so can we. In the world today, there’s a dire need for this cutting-edge, spiritual vision, a vision that’s resonant with...
The Citizens Should Feel Safe!
Today I heard Srila Prabhupada’s talk on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.34–35 (September 28, 1976, Vrindavan), and in the wake of George Floyd’s recent death, caused by the police, and the subsequent riots, the following excerpt seemed especially relevant and poignant:
The Story of Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi. Once Bhimasena, the younger brother of Maharaja Yudhisthira, asked the great sage Shrila Vyasadeva, the grandfather of the Pandavas, if it is possible to return to the spiritual world without having observed all the rules and regulations of the Ekadasi fasts.