Apr 232017
 
There, But Not There By Kesava Krsna Dasa

How many of us are fortunate to have not just good friends, but close friends with whom we can phone at any time, and for no particular reason, than to simply share a Krishna conscious realization? How many of us are blessed to be able to shed all institutional and scholarly roles, simply to sit […more]

 Posted by on 23 April 2017 at 13:51:07 AST
Apr 232017
 
Remover of Obstacles

From Back to Godhead Lord Ganesha is well known for removing obstacles from the path of pure hearted souls. Gokarna, a temple town in Karnataka, also known as Gokarna Mahabalesvara, is famous for the presence of one of the twelve jyotirlingas of Lord Siva. Lord Ganesha is said to have established this linga. The glories of the deity of […more]

 Posted by on 23 April 2017 at 13:48:18 AST
Apr 232017
 
Principles for Creating a Diksa-guru System for ISKCON

(This is from this year’s resolutions: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=44549 This paper explains the authority of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) to create a system for devotees to take up the service of diksa-guru within the society, focusing on the principles behind the system. Through many written and spoken instructions, Srila Prabhupada made it abundantly clear that after his departure the […more]

 Posted by on 23 April 2017 at 13:44:56 AST
Apr 232017
 
Appreciation. What you appreciate in others, appreciates in you and your company By Mahatma das

Appreciation only costs you a few words, but what it buys is priceless. When Dale Carnegie said to be appreciated is the greatest human need, those who paid attention found appreciation one of the greatest motivating forces known to man. Years of research has taught us this important lesson: if you don’t pay people enough […more]

 Posted by on 23 April 2017 at 13:38:31 AST
Apr 232017
 
Tejomaya Das: A Diamond From the Rough

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications Tejomaya Das grew up in some of New York City’s roughest neighborhoods in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. For him and his best friend, Manonatha Das, leaving them to forge a different life for themselves seemed unlikely. But when the hippie movement came along in the sixties […more]

 Posted by on 23 April 2017 at 13:35:25 AST
Apr 232017
 
1978 Calcutta True Rath Story - Episode 2

Episode 2:  Improvements Requested Prabhupada: “Everyone engaged in some particular department, he must improve and… Then things will go on nice(ly).  – Room Conversation – April 22, 1977, Bombay Prabhupada: “Expert means whatever he is doing, he must do it very nicely That’s all. Suppose you are sweeping this room. You can do it very […more]

 Posted by on 23 April 2017 at 13:29:33 AST
Apr 232017
 
Invita al Señor en tu hogar

Rohininandana Dasa En realidad, Krishna está siempre presente en todas partes. Por eso, invitarle significa que apreciamos Su presencia absoluta en todas partes y Su dominio de todo   En un fragmento del Srimad‑Bhagavatam (1.11.13‑15) en el que se vuelve a contar la vuelta del Señor Krishna a su ciudad, Dvaraka, advertimos como los devotos […more]

 Posted by on 23 April 2017 at 13:22:44 AST
Apr 232017
 

Algunas veces Srila Prabhupada daba vueltas alrededor del Templo Krishna-Balaram cantando japa como parte de su paseo matutino. En una de esas ocaciones , se volvio a los devotos que lo acompañaban y dijo: – Ustedes estan ciegos, yo no. Nadie sabìa exactamente lo que queria decir. Era una sentencia filosòfica? Tras otra vuelta, Srila […more]

Apr 232017
 

It had been almost six months since Upendra had gone to Fiji. There he had met up with his wife, Citralekha, and after some successful ground-breaking the couple had travelled to India. After a month, Upendra returned to Australia — alone. Whereas he had originally applied for permanent residential status, his wife’s application for a […more]