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The Heart of Bhakti.
Sacinandana Swami: When we start our devotional practices it is possible to keep them up for a while out of a sense of duty. For a while it is possible to practice devotional service mechanically out of a sense of “I have to do this.” But in the end we are not machines! We cannot practice for a long time, if we only do it mechanically, and not experience the taste of it. We can only continue steadily if we get a genuine taste for it - the sweet and relishable taste of bhakti.

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Mar 28, 2020 -- 678 views


Just because we have drunk a sip of poison doesn’t mean we have to drink the whole cup (Based on Gita 09.30)

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Mar 28, 2020 -- 743 views


GBC Address 2020 (5 min. video)
HH Ramai Swami the GBC Chairman for 2020 speaks to the devotees about the COVID-19 situation and how to deal with some of their concerns.

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Mar 28, 2020 -- 451 views


Is the concept of “Sustainable Development” a lie? (4 min. video)
Those committed to industrial-commercial development of natural areas see this development as inherently progressive. Those committed to the integrity of the natural world and their indigenous peoples see this development as degradation since the intrusion of the human into the life systems of the planet has already gone beyond any acceptable limits.

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Mar 27, 2020 -- 525 views


The permanent situation of the form of the living entity after he gives up the changeable gross and subtle material bodies (playlist)

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Mar 27, 2020 -- 839 views


Srila Prabhupada Katha by HG Rukmini Mataji at ISKCON Chowpatty (video)

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Mar 27, 2020 -- 453 views


How to see God face to face (video)
Srimad Bhagavatam Class by HG.Pankajanghri Prabhu.

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Mar 27, 2020 -- 383 views


HG Dhananjaya prabhu, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and pioneer of the Krishna consciousness movement in many countries, has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with coronavirus symptoms. Please send Dhananjaya prabhu prayers for his well being and speedy recovery

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Mar 27, 2020 -- 785 views


PRAYER REQUEST
Please pray for Her Grace Payasvini Devi Dasi ACBSP who is actively making her transition from this world.

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Mar 26, 2020 -- 581 views


Iskcon Trivandrum: Dear Mahatman!
The most panicking pandemic is around our doorstep killing thousands. We were wondering about how we could help the society along with our prayers.
Right at the moment, our police friends explained their challenging situations. Long hours in hot sun without proper food and water supplies… And risks involved in handling situations which can end in health hazard.
They requested us to supply lunch and dinner for the next twenty days. We have agreed with prayers in h...

Mar 26, 2020 -- 425 views


Cows and goodness.
Ananda Vrindavaneswari: When I was young we spent time at our aunt’s farm in the south of Ireland. She had 5 milking cows, all had names, and when she sat and milked them in the morning and evening, great conversations would be had. With the cows that is.

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Mar 26, 2020 -- 667 views


Monkey seva.
Sutapa Das: Govardhana is enchanting… and simultaneously educational. At every turn there is a lesson to learn. While pacing the peaceful perimeter path yesterday, a street vendor suddenly announced: “Monkey seva! Monkey seva!” It was an invitation to feed the mischief-making monkeys that had congregated. “Monkey seva is my thing” I thought, “I’ve been feeding this monkey-like mind for lifetimes!” Some nuts for our furry friends today, but the inner monkey has to diet. Walking a little furt...

Mar 26, 2020 -- 1,591 views


I SEE YOU IN THE SKY!

“I would believe only in a God that knew how to dance.” - Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
A few days ago, I went for a long walk with a very dear friend. We were so absorbed in our talks that we forgot the time. All of a sudden, we found ourselves surrounded by the pitch-black night.
A recent hurricane had torn off the branches of many timeworn trees and uprooted numerous others, leaving us an ominous path back home. Fortunately, my friend had a mobile phone with torchlight function, and our eyes we...

Mar 26, 2020 -- 988 views


The Habit Trap.

Dhirasanta Das Goswami: A village was once attacked by wild boars.
Every day the wild boars would enter to rampage the food supplies of the village. The villagers tried various means to fight and chase away the wild boars but without much success.

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Mar 26, 2020 -- 1,456 views


About the virus emergency by HH Jayapataka Swami - from Sri Mayapur (24 March 2020)
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“But first I would like to explain something about the present situation.
Here in Mayapur, and in the whole of West Bengal the government sent a notice out that until the 27th March, everybody has to stay indoors, and the only reason you to go out is to go outside is if you have to go to hospital or to buy vegetables and so on. We want devotees to chant Hare Krsna, from their verandahs, from the bal...

Mar 26, 2020 -- 578 views


Srimad Bhagavatam Class by HH Bhakti Vighna Vinasa Narasimha Swami , Sri Dham Mayapur March 25, 2020 (video)

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Mar 26, 2020 -- 396 views


PLEASE PRAY FOR JAIRAMA PRABHU. I am deeply sorry to inform you that Jairama prabhu (aged 78) from Paris (initiated by me 6 years ago), is at present in hospital in Paris with Covid 19, and the doctors say there is nothing they can do for him - within hours he may pass away.

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Mar 25, 2020 -- 766 views


FREE BOOK DOWNLOAD.
Sutapa das: You can’t solve problems with the same type of thinking that created them. Let’s bathe in wisdom that stands beyond space and time. Let’s become inspired by the bigger picture. Let’s enter a different world, separate from the chaos that surrounds us. Let’s use this time to build up spiritual assets. Let’s reside in sacred space… endowed with the vision of eternity. Let’s make Srimad-Bhagavatam our constant companion.

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Mar 25, 2020 -- 583 views


We are the Most Fortunate! (6 min. video)
Mahatma Das: One of the big obstacles to chanting good japa is a lack of appreciation of our good fortune. It is so rare that Mahaprabhu appears in this particular incarnation to give the premanama that we are among the most fortunate souls in the universe. Why? The holy name can take us from the lowest position of material existence to the highest position of spiritual perfection, and we don’t require any qualification to chant the maha-mantra. If we remember this, then while we chant our rounds we will...

Mar 25, 2020 -- 731 views


Story of Bhagavat Premi Narsinh Mehta.
[Reference: His Holiness Gour Govinda Swami lecture on 13 March 1995 at Gadeigiri, Orissa and Sri Krishna Kathamrita Bindu magazine issue#286]
We often tell the recent story of Narsinh Mehta. He was a dear devotee of Krishna, krishna-premi-bhakta, always thinking of Krishna. He never thought of anything else. Narsinh Mehta was a very poor Brahmin. He had a family, wife and children - so many daughters. Having no wealth, he was going out and begging alms. He led a poor life, just barely maintaining himself an...

Mar 25, 2020 -- 991 views


Deity worship by Vaishnavis.
Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Amsu das on 13 August 1974:
“Regarding the worship of our Gaura Nitai by women pujaris, we worship Lord Chaitanya in His householder life when He was with His wife, and not as a sannyasi. So, it is alright for women to do this service. But, besides this, service is spiritual and there can be no material designation. In Bhagavad-gita it is stated by Lord Krsna: striyo vaisyas tatha sudras te’pi yanti param gatim. The principle is that everyone who is properly initiated and...

Mar 25, 2020 -- 843 views
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