Oct 232017
Wellington Vaishnava Community Blossoms on HH Vedavyasapriya Swami’s Arrival

By Bhakta Mukesh Brahmāṇḍa bhramite kona bhāgyavān jīva, guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja (CC Madhya 19.151). True to this revelation by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the lives of Wellington Vaiṣṇava community blossomed with good fortune when HH Vedavyasapriya Swami Maharaj recently graced Wellington. A disciple of Srila Prabhupada and one of the initiating gurus of ISKCON, Maharaj visited […more]

 Posted by on 23 October 2017 at 00:00:37 AST
Oct 232017
Hare Krishnas’ new temple takes environment into account

By Danae King On a recent sunny morning, Dr. Piyush Gupta was gazing across a broad expanse of land just west of Hilliard. Many might just see a dew-covered field dotted with groups of trees, but Gupta can imagine a large, white stone temple rising up from the ground. The site, just off Walker Road, […more]

 Posted by on 23 October 2017 at 00:00:24 AST
Oct 232017
Exploring the Bhagavad gita; Philosophy, Structure and Meaning

By Ishvara Krishna Das I would like this work to be considered a contribution not only to the study of the Bhagavad Gita, but to the emerging field of Comparative Theology, as once the structures of great theological works could be articulated, these could be compared, contrasted and grouped together, thereby offering a unified sense […more]

 Posted by on 23 October 2017 at 00:00:19 AST
Oct 232017
Why many devotees undergo so much material tribulation in life?

By Cintamani Dhama-dasi Many devotees undergo so much material tribulation in life. Despite the fact that we have given up the four sinful activities and we daily engage in Sri Krishna Sankirtan…still we suffer from financial problems, severe health problems, relationship problems, political persecution….Why? In this exchange between the imprisoned kings and Lord Krishna we […more]

 Posted by on 23 October 2017 at 00:00:07 AST
Oct 222017
Second GBC College Residential 2017 Completed

Within the scenic, spiritually surcharged Govardhana Ecovillage outside of Mumbai, India, some two dozen participants from various parts of the world attended the Zonal Supervisor Course’s second and last residential session. We enjoyed the company of leaders from India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Italy, Hungary, Latvia/Lithuania and Kenya, including four sannyasis – desirous to improve their skill-set […more]

 Posted by on 22 October 2017 at 14:03:35 AST
Oct 222017
Shared Statement of the GBC Body & HH Hridayananda Das Goswami

October 16, 2017, GBC Midterm General Meeting On October 15th and 16th, HH Hridayananda Das Goswami and HG Brahma Tirtha Prabhu met with the GBC Body and a special subcommittee to discuss some mutual philosophical concerns and Krishna West. The committee members included the GBC Executive Committee–Bhakti Charu Swami, Madhu Sevita Das & Bhaktivaibhava Swami–as […more]

 Posted by on 22 October 2017 at 14:02:31 AST
Oct 222017
All these politicians, they're spoiling the situation

Srimad Bhagavatam 01.15.01 – New York Prabhupāda: Everyone is falsely thinking independent, but he is dependent. But he is depending on false platform. That is the mistake of this material civilization. They are thinking of protection from a (sic:) tiltering platform, material world. So we have to take shelter of Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is very friendly […more]

Oct 222017
According to Vedic civilization, one should rise early in the morning and chant Hare Krsna, perform mangala aratrika, worship the Deity. This is the morning business. But the richest nation of the world, they are going to work at six-thirty for earning

Lecture CC Adi 01.15 – Dallas Nārada Muni advises, through Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, says, that “You, you have got this human form of life. Now you have no necessity for finding out where is your food, where is your shelter, where is your sex satisfaction, where is your defense. This is not your problem. You should try […more]

Oct 222017
A Vaisnava is unhappy by seeing others unhappy. Personally, he has no unhappiness. Because he's in contact with Krsna, how he can be unhappy? Personally, he has no unhappiness

Lecture on BG 2.20 — Hyderabad, November 25, 1972 So there is no question of thinking that in the sun planet there is no living being. There are living beings, suitable for the planet. We learn from Brahma-saṁhitā that koṭiṣu vasudhādi-vibhūti-bhinnam. Vasudhā. Vasudhā means planet. There are innumerable planets in each and every universe. Yasya […more]

Oct 222017
Simply they are ecstatic in chanting Hare Krsna mantra. So kindly what you have begun, do not break it. Continue it very jubilantly

Speech Excerpt — Mayapur, January 15, 1976 Prabhupāda: …So the greatest pleasure in this thing is that Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s aspiration that the Europeans, Americans and Indians all together dance jubilantly and chanting “Gaura Hari.” So this temple, Māyāpur Chandrodaya temple, is meant for transcendental United Nation. What the United Nation has failed, that will be […more]