Oct 162017
The Magic Of Gratitude

By Sacinandana Swami The sanksrit word for gratitude is krtajna – which translates literally as “knowing what has been done.” Krishna’s gratefulness Krishna is aware of any service done for Him – whether it is recognized as important like constructing a big temple, which is visited by millions, or whether it goes unnoticed like the […more]

 Posted by on 16 October 2017 at 00:00:23 AST
Oct 152017
The Clouds and Rain By Bhaktivedanta Swami At Toronto, Ontario - 29th Sep 2017

By Bhaktivedanta Swami  One of our younger members, Rukmini, delivered the class today based on the chapter, once again, “Description of Autumn.”  The image of clouds keeps coming up in this chapter.  Clouds are viewed in both negative and positive tones according to Vedic thought.  The concept is rather classic and universal. If someone says to you, “You’ve got […more]

 Posted by on 15 October 2017 at 00:00:24 AST
Oct 152017
What You Live You Give

By Mahatma das Yamuna devi said in an interview on the film, Women of Bhakti, “When you live bhakti, you give bhakti.” It’s true. What you live is what you give. I once attended a workshop facilitation training in which we were taught that many people will come to our trainings with the mindset of […more]

 Posted by on 15 October 2017 at 00:00:11 AST
Oct 142017
Something Came Up in the Class By Bhaktimarga Swami At Toronto, Ontario - 28th Sep 2017

By Bhaktimarga Swami  I delivered the message, or class as we say, from the Bhagavatam, Canto 10, chapter entitled, “Description of Autumn.”  In the purport of today’s verse, number 15, an explanation is given of what is considered beautiful in a person of devotion; it is the quality of tolerance.  Those of us in the class dwelt on […more]

 Posted by on 14 October 2017 at 00:00:26 AST
Oct 112017
Srila Prabhupada and Lord Venkateshwara

By Yadubara das Srila Prabhupada stayed in Tirupati for three days, and the highlight of that trip was a special early morning darshan at 2:00 a.m. I remember it was just a very mystical atmosphere, entering the Deity room by torchlight and then coming in front of Lord Venkateshwara and the pujari waving the ghee […more]

 Posted by on 11 October 2017 at 00:00:17 AST
Oct 102017
The Start of Another One At Milton, Ontario By Bhaktimarga Swami

By Bhaktimarga Swami Rajasuya, Ananta, young Gopal and I headed down the Bruce Trail, just a short 5 kilometre stretch of this long 840 km footpath, the oldest of its kind in Canada.  I guess you could say it’s an official start of another walk, one that I plan to tackle in spurts, by way of day […more]

 Posted by on 10 October 2017 at 14:45:07 AST
Oct 072017
Srila Prabhupada about Lord Vamana

By Vamanadeva das (from the sannyasa book based on Srila Prabhupadas instructions:(but is is instructions for us all) 10. STRIVES TO ADVANCE IN SPIRITUAL LIFE SANNYASIS DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING EXCEPT STRIVE FOR ADVANCEMENT IN SPIRITUAL LIFE As for those who are not grhasthas–the brahmacaris, vanaprasthas and sannyasis–they don’t have to do anything […more]

 Posted by on 7 October 2017 at 00:00:55 AST
Oct 052017
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Srila Prabhupada By Giriraj Swami

“Dedicated to the sacred service of Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura, who initiated the teachings of Lord Chaitanya in the Western world (McGill University, Canada) in 1896, the year of my birth.” These words are Srila Prabhupada’s dedication to Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, the first book he published after coming to America. They also apply to Srila Prabhupada’s […more]

 Posted by on 5 October 2017 at 00:00:27 AST