A lady, member of the congregation, went to her local Hare Krishna Temple president and said, I won’t be attending the Temple anymore.
He said, May I ask why??
She said I see people on their cell phones during the services, some are gossiping, some just ain’t living right, they are all just hypocrites…
The Temple president got silent, and he said, ok… But can I ask you to do something for me before you make your final decision?
Introverts and Association.
Question: When we associate with devotees, is it enough to chant and hear together or is there a need for personal interaction – especially if it is hard for us because we are introverted by nature?
Answer: Srila Prabhupada writes: “Anyone who is trying to be aloof from this Krsna Consciousness Society and yet engage in Krsna consciousness is living in a great hallucination, for this is not possible.“ (Srimad-Bhagavatam ,4.9.11, purport)
The five Pandava princes were heirs to the throne of the world. Duryodhana, their envious cousin, was always scheming how to get rid of them so that he could claim the crown for himself. Killing the Pandavas though, was not so easy, for Lord Krishna was their special friend. And everyone knew that Krishna’s powers were unlimited.
Why We Tithe
by Sukhada devi dasi and Puskara das.
As I drive up to the Alachua Temple, I take in the beautiful grounds with newly planted trees, fresh flowers, and a well-maintained temple. I enter the Temple, pay my obeisances, gaze at the beautiful forms of our Lords, praying that They bless me and my family throughout the day with Their remembrance. They’re so merciful, exquisitely dressed, and the devotees marvel and discuss Their beauty when the curtains open for Guru Puja. I appreciate the fact that guests are well-received and culti...
Those who are not humble often help us to become humble (Based on Gita 13.08)
Chaitanya Charan Das: Dealing with arrogant people can be annoying and draining. To view such people positively, we can see interactions with them as opportunities to become humble.
The Bhagavad-gita (13.08) lists humility as a laudable virtue that is integral to knowledge. And humility is primarily a relational virtue; it is demonstrated and developed through our relationships with others. When people are polite with us, reciprocating similarly with them is relatively ...
Radharani and Forgiveness
Lord Indra was worried Maharaja Prthu might steal away some of his power and prestige, so he stole one of the horses for the sacrifice that Prthu was doing,and when he realized he had done wrong, he took shelter of Lord Visnu who then told Prthu to forgive Indra, which he did.
Mayapur Academy: Samskara Course (Album of photos)
Samskara Course was facilitated by HG Ananda Tirtha Prabhu, students learn how to set up, recite mantras, and perform the actual yajna for different samskaras based on the teachings of our Acaryas
Dealing with Anger
In 1976 I had my first boil. Beneath my skin emerged a red swollen protrusion about an inch in diameter. The inflamed mound soon had a snowcap as the infection made its way to the top. Eventually it erupted through the skin and the infection came gushing out relieving me of the pain. For the next few days the discharge continued to drain out and the boil receded. I was glad to have it over with until a friend of mine asked me “did you get the core out?” Since I hadn’t gotten...
Something from Nairobi that would give Srila Prabhupada so much pleasure! (1 min. video)...
New Dvaraka Harinam — 20 Jan. 2020 (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Those who are advanced and highly qualified and are interested in the essence of life know the good qualities of Kali-yuga. Such people worship the age of Kali because in this age, simply by chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, one can advance in spiritual knowledge and thus attain life’s goal. (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 11.5.36)
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Bhagavad Gita Class by H.G. Hamsa Rupa Prabhu at ISKCON Vrindavan
All Glories to Sriman Jaya Vijaya Prabhu. Recently His Grace Jaya Vijaya Prabhu left his body from cancer of the bile duct. On behalf of the ISKCON Australia Management Council I have been asked to offer heartfelt condolences to his young family – his wife Varsana Radhe devi dasi, his sons - 11-year-old Arjuna and 2-year-old Kartikeya, his extended family as well as all his numerous friends....
Because Yudhisthira Maharaja himself was very pious, he conducted his government in such a way that people were also pious. Yad yad acarati sresthah lokas tad anuvartate. (Gita 3.21) If the leaders are perfect, then the citizens will be perfect. If the leaders are rascals …...
Inauguration of ISKCON’S Spiritual Book Stall on Delhi Railway Station (Album of photos)
Religions are turning to technology to chase youth, but can they compete with Facebook?
Questions and answers session with HG Kripamoya Prabhu Jan. 20, 2020(video)
Morning Coffee with Devamrita Swami (22 min. video)
Hear a bit about Devamrita Swami, the life of a world-traveling teacher and monk, and the practice of Bhakti Yoga in this interview with Keith Reynolds on Morning Coffee from Radio Vision Network.
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust’s Revisions Review Panel.
In order to assure that fidelity to Srila Prabhupada’s intent is preserved in his published works, the BBT, on October 17, 2019, assembled a Revisions Review Panel (RRP).