Jul 172017
 
Appeal for Service to Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi Mandir in Vrindavan

By Parvati devi dasi Dear Maharaj’s and Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. This is an appeal for your help for Prabhupada’s Vrndavana Samadhi Project. This year, somehow the donation level has fallen below normal. For the first time in 17 years, I had to break a small Fixed Deposit […more]

Jul 162017
 

Sunday, 11th February 1973 With most of the devotees on the way to Sydney, the Melbourne temple was now quiet. In the morning, after his walk, Srila Prabhupada gave Srimad-Bhagavatam class. After breakfast he attended to some more letters. Since Bali-mardana had returned to New York on urgent business, Madhudvisa was now Prabhupada’s new secretary. […more]

Jul 162017
 

VERSE 20: bhavatīm abhivādya cāṭubhir varam ūrjeśvari varyam arthaye bhavadīyatayā kṛpāṁ yathā mayi kuryād adhikāṁ bakāntakaḥ O Ūrjeśvari (Rādhikā, the goddess of the Kārtika-month)! I pitifully pray to You for this benediction: May Bakāntaka (Kṛṣṇa, the killer of Bakāsura), be more kind to me, knowing me to be Yours! RĀDHĀ NIṢṬHĀḤ (Loyalty to Rādhā) Makaranda […more]

Jul 162017
 

By Danavir Goswami From its early years to present, ISKCON has witnessed droves of devotees leave their bodies while traveling in automobiles. Although devotees don’t drink and drive, many male devotee drivers that I know are virtual terrors behind the wheel. With a desire to reduce Vaisnava auto tragedies and hoping to improve our service […more]

Jul 162017
 

By Giriraj Swami Speaking in Los Angeles about the qualities of a devotee, Srila Prabhupada said, “Sympathetic. We should be very much sympathetic. If any of our fellow men fall sick, we must take care of him, give him help. Because, after all, we have got this body, sometimes we may fall sick. So we […more]

Jul 162017
 

By Amy McCarthy When sites for Sunday temple feasts become dining destinations For many Americans, the common perception of the Hare Krishna faith is young men with shaved heads and saffron robes professing their faith in airports and city centers. Founded in the 1960s by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Hare Krishnas, or International […more]

Jul 162017
 

By Bhanu Swami Karma – Activities of the Conditioned Soul Ignorance of Krsna Desire to Enjoy Material body Identity with body Desire to enjoy in body Action to get enjoyment Immediate Experience Of enjoyment Or suffering Attachment to objects causing enjoyment Repulsion to objects of suffering (samskara) Desires or hatred Restrictions in next life (vasana) […more]

Jul 162017
 

Vaishnavas like Prahlada Maharaja are always present wherever the topics of Srimad Bhagavatam are discussed. Those who worship Srimad Bhagavatam are beyond the jurisdiction of Kali. Those persons who worship the Vaishnava literature Srimad Bhagavatam in their house are freed from all sins and they become worshipable by even the demigods. In the age of […more]

Jul 162017
 

By Kripamoya das At Bhaktivedanta Manor, a new garden was dedicated to Srila Prabhupada and his disciples. Since it was the week in which we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formal establishment of ISKCON, I gave the following speech: If you would please look up and cast your eyes behind me towards this […more]