Aug 162017
 

“I was thinking of you from London and by the grace of Krishna my anxiety was televisioned to you in your dream. So Krishna is very kind upon us, and His kindness will be more exhibited the more we expand this Krishna Consciousness Movement. Take it as a fact, there is no question of doubting […more]

Apr 272017
 
Destiny in our own hands by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Srila Prabhupada was the best spiritual master. What better spiritual master could one possibly think of!? He was the best but still many of his disciples were not successful in following their vows because everyone has his own destiny in his hands. The spiritual master can only help us. As Prabhupada said, “When the plane […more]

 Posted by on 27 April 2017 at 01:00:04 AST
Apr 262017
 
Finding a Genuine Guru

Saw this nice post in my mailbox this morning courtesy of my friend Padmapani Prabhu over at  Prabhupada Connect and thought we would share it with all of you.  The photo is by Mathuranath Prabhu I believe. Finding a Genuine Guru Excerpted from Science of Self Realization Chapter 2 Reporter: Have you ever had people come to […more]

 Posted by on 26 April 2017 at 01:00:44 AST
Apr 262017
 
Lecture CC Madhya 06.154 - Gorakhpur, by Srila Prabhupada

Prabhupāda: So English is all right? Haṁsadūta: Yes. (laughs) Prabhupāda: Caitanya Mahāprabhu is quoting from Viṣṇu Purāṇa. As I have told you the other day, there are eighteen purāṇas: sattvika-purāṇa, rājasika-purāṇa, and tamasika-purāṇa. The whole scheme of Vedic culture is to reclaim all fallen conditioned souls to the platform of transcendental realization. That is the […more]

 Posted by on 26 April 2017 at 01:00:35 AST
Apr 262017
 
Willing and Able

“Swami Bhaktivedanta came to the USA and went swiftly to the archetype spiritual neighborhood, the New York Lower East Side, and installed intact an ancient, perfectly preserved piece of street India.” (Allen Ginsberg) Various leadership responsibilities, whether manager, mother or mentor, offer us the privileged opportunity in assisting people to excel. Though the most rewarding […more]

 Posted by on 26 April 2017 at 01:00:13 AST
Apr 262017
 
Letter to Sucandra written from London, by Srila Prabhupada

Tridandi Goswami A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI Founder-Acharya: International Society For Krishna Consciousness 7, Bury Place London, WC 1 ENGLAND December 8, 1969 My Dear Suchandra, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 3rd, 1969, and I am very glad to learn that you are feeling very strongly for Jesus […more]

 Posted by on 26 April 2017 at 01:00:12 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 212017
 
Vrindavana Dasa Thakura – Biography

vedavyaso ya evasid daso vrindavano’dhuna sakha yah kusumapidah karyatas tam samavishat Vedavyasa became Vrindavan Das Thakur. Krishna’s friend Kusumapida also entered into him for special purposes. (Gaura-ganoddesha-dipika 109) Vedavyasa described Krishna-lila in the Srimad Bhagavatam. Non-different from Vyasa, Vrindavan Das described Mahaprabhu’s lila in his Chaitanya Bhagavat. His book was first called Chaitanya Mangala, but […more]

 Posted by on 21 April 2017 at 13:14:46 AST
Apr 212017
 
Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakura - Disappearance day

In her childhood, Narayani Devi, neice of Srivasa Pandit, became mad with love of God upon receiving the mercy of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Later she gave birth to Vrindavana Dasa, who was the last disciple of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. On his guru’s order he wrote Sri Caitanya Bhagavata. It is practically a law among Vaisnava […more]

 Posted by on 21 April 2017 at 13:11:47 AST
Apr 212017
 
Sweet words by Mahatma das

Mahatma das: “Sweet words cannot lift someone more than the best medicine whereas no weapon can destroy someone as much as harsh words” In the Srimad Bhagavatam there’s a story in the Daksha yajna Lord Shiva appeared and Lord Shiva was a meditation when Daksha came and he didn’t stand up and Daksha was very […more]

 Posted by on 21 April 2017 at 12:52:09 AST