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Dandavats! All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

Nayima and a part of a higher plan!
Shastrakrit Das: Last week Rhonda brought her friend Nayima to our evening program and during the talk, she kept staring at the Srimad Bhagavatam set that we have displayed on the mantle. I noticed that and at the end of the program I said to Nyima, “ those books are for you to take home.“ Nayima got startled and asked me, “what do you mean? All the books? Are you trying to find a home for them? How much do they cost? Those books are beautiful and I couldn’t stop staring at them.“

Sep 19, 2019 -- 384 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.

k to offer us. Receive it, and them, with love and gratitude.

Sep 18, 2019 -- 405 views

“When did we come into contact with the material nature?”
Srila Prabhupada: People are running around–“Oh, I am the manager. I am the factory owner. I am this. I am that. We know his politics, we have to defeat our competitors.” All these things are created just like a man creates a situation in a dream– svapna–drastur ivanjasa.
So when someone asks, “When did we come into contact with the material nature?” The answer is that we have not come into contact. By the influence of the material ener...

Sep 18, 2019 -- 449 views

Ukraine Bhakti Sangam Festival (Album of photos)
Indradyumna Swami: Many thousands of devotees showed up for this year’s annual Bhakti Sangam Festival in Ukraine. The theme for this year’s event was “boiling the milk.” In other words, taking care of devotees. The kirtans were out of this world, as were the many seminars and cultural performances.

Sep 18, 2019 -- 423 views

Please pray for Lalita Swamini dd and bhaktin Ekaterina, who were killed last night in a car accident in Ukraine, while they were coming back from Bhakti Sangama festival. Bhaktin Ekaterina was 5 months pregnant, so this soul needs your prayers too! Lalita Swamini’s daughter Gopali is in ICU right now fighting for her life. And their husbands and children suffer now the most. Please let us pray for all of them for those who left and for those who survived, but suffering!

Sep 17, 2019 -- 705 views

Prayers required for HG Bahulasva Prabhu ACBSP (the one on the right of the photo with the white dhoti and kurta).
He had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and he didn’t have long in this body.
He served our Srila Prabhupada in most responsible and pleasing ways! He was a wonderful temple president in both Chicago and Berkeley and created the legendary college preaching program with Dharmadyaksha prabhu (with the yellow dhoti).
Gurudas: His grace Bahulasva Das Prabhu is bravely leaving his body today September 17th at 12:00 noon P...

Sep 17, 2019 -- 579 views

A visit to the hospital where several devotees were brought after a car accident in Ukraine (2min. video)
HH Indraduymna Swami ......

Sep 17, 2019 -- 638 views

Preaching program in Bologna, Italy (Album of photos)
(from Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta) Mr. Agarwal doubted whether Westerners would be able to stay with Krsna consciousness for very long. “Now in the radiance of your company,” he said, “as long as you are here bodily and physically, they may continue to observe all these restrictions. But when your physical influence will not be there, one day when you will have to leave this world, then all these people that have come in contact with you, will they go bad?” “No,” P...

Sep 17, 2019 -- 408 views

24 Srimad Bhagavatam sets distributed by the Hare Krishna Pracara Kendram, Miyapur (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Our books are not for philosophical speculation but for practical solution of problems.
Ref. VedaBase => TKG: June 28

Sep 17, 2019 -- 422 views

ISKCON New Goloka, Hillsborough, NC distributed 24 Bhagavatam sets on Bhadra Purnima (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: If you have got some knowledge, you distribute the knowledge for Krsna’s satisfaction. How you can do that? Whatever knowledge you have got, you try to describe Krsna. Kavibhir nirupitah yad uttama-sloka-gunanuvarnanam [SB 1.5.22]. This is the first-class distribution of knowledge. Whatever you know, you try to explain Krsna by that knowledge. Just like our Dr. Svarupa Damodara. He’s a scientist, and now he is trying to ...

Sep 17, 2019 -- 372 views

Devotees of the Turkish Yatra (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Everywhere is Vrndavana. Wherever there is Krsna’s temple, Krsna’s sankirtana, that is Vrndavana. Caitanya Mahaprabhu said that “My mind is always Vrndavana.” Because He’s always thinking of Krsna. Krsna is there -He’s Krsna Himself – just to teach us. So similarly, anywhere you live, if you are actually follower of the instruction of Krsna, as Krsna says, man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji mam namaskuru [Bg. 18.65], then that is Vrndavana. Wher...

Sep 16, 2019 -- 447 views

ISKCON Naperville distributed 57 sets of Srimad Bhagavatam on the auspicious occasion of Bhadra Purnima (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Srimad-Bhagavatam is the philosophy of devotional service and the scientific presentation of man’s relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Prior to the age of Kali there was no need for such a book of knowledge to know the Lord and His potential energies, but with the beginning of the age of Kali human society gradually became influenced by four sinful principles, namely illegitimate connectio...

Sep 15, 2019 -- 573 views

ISKCON UK’s 50th anniversary at Bhaktivedanta Manor (Album of photos)
A wonderful celebration of ISKCON UK’s 50th anniversary at Bhaktivedanta Manor this morning, with a class by UK GBC HG Praghosa Dasa, video presentation, cake cutting and pushpanjali to Srila Prabhupada.

Sep 15, 2019 -- 692 views

ISKCON UK 50 - Monks celebrate at Abbey Road! (1 min. video)
Srila Prabhupada: Happiness is meant for the devotees, not for the karmis, the jnanis or the yogis. It is the property of the devotees. Just like these devotees are chanting very happily. They are not expecting anything. They are happy by chanting. That’s all. Srila Prabhupada – June 22, 1975, Los Angeles

Sep 15, 2019 -- 808 views

Team Iskcon Silicon Valley distributed a total of 284 Bhagavatam sets on Bhadra Purnima! (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: The bhaktivedantas are impartial in distributing the transcendental knowledge of devotional service. To them no one is enemy or friend; no one is educated or uneducated. No one is especially favorable, and no one is unfavorable. The bhakti-vedantas see that the people in general are wasting time in false sensuous things. Their business is to get the ignorant mass of people to reestablish their lost relationship with the Personal...

Sep 15, 2019 -- 541 views

DC Temple distributed 151 Bhagavatam sets on Bhadra Purnima (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: This is the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, that you go and preach and make propaganda about krsna-upadesa. This is Krsna consciousness movement. We are teaching all our men how to spread krsna-upadesa, how to spread Krsna consciousness. Then anartha upasamam saksat. Then all the unwanted things he has contaminated will be finished. Then pure consciousness… Pure consciousness is Krsna consciousness. Pure consciousness means to understand that &ld...

Sep 15, 2019 -- 515 views

The discovery of a pristine area of Vrindavana! (Album of photos)
Deena Bandhu Das: The Vrindavan of our dreams!!
One day me and Arjun were roaming around in Vraj and we found a place that made us feel that we went back hundreds of years in time. If Vrindavan were left untouched from modern urban development, the place would be just like that. We both explored with so much excitement and disbelief that such a place still exists. The Vrindavan of our dream. The place had so many Tamal trees it looked like a Tamal forest. Then there were huge Kadam...

Sep 15, 2019 -- 505 views

Four SB installations by Charlotte Sankirtan Team during Bhadra Purnima (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Here we have got attraction, material, so we have to withdraw this attraction. How it will be possible? If we become more attracted to Krsna, then this attraction will go away. Bhaktih paresanubhavo viraktir anyatra syat [SB 11.2.42]. Bhakti means the more you realize Krsna, the more you will become detestful: “Ah, nonsense.” This is test. One side increasing taste, the other side decreasing. This is the test. If we think that &ldq...

Sep 15, 2019 -- 361 views