May 282017
 

Sunday, 16th April 1972 The devotees had done well in arranging many excellent speaking engagements. In the afternoon, Srila Prabhupada spoke at the Barry Lett Gallery in downtown Auckland’s Victoria Street West. The venue was a small art gallery made up of a number of rooms, one of which was set aside for the lecture. […more]

May 282017
 

The luster of Kṛṣṇa’s body eclipsed the beauty of hundreds of moons (puṣkara), His eyes resembled lotus flowers (puṣkara) blooming in the blazing sun and His sidelong glances defeated Cupid’s flower arrows (puṣkara). Kṛṣṇa was eager to play in the water (puṣkara) to mitigate His love-fatigue and that of His girlfriends. Kṛṣṇa dipped into the […more]

May 282017
 

TEXT 58 samasrita ye pada-pallava-plavam mahat-padam punya-yaso murareh bhavambudhir vatsa-padam param padam padam padam yad vipadam na tesam SYNONYMS samasritah — having taken shelter; ye — those who; pada — of the feet; pallava — like flower buds; plavam — which are a boat; mahat — of the total material creation, or of the great […more]

May 282017
 

“When I first came to America I never imagined that this movement would spread so far and wide. I thought that my Guru Maharaja has ordered me to try to spread his teachings in the English language, so let me try. In a country where everyone is trained from childhood to indulge in sinful activities […more]

May 282017
 

By Dr. J. Chakrabarty, Florida State University The concept of evolution of species, generally attributed to Charles Darwin, actually had its origin thousands of years ago in ancient India, and formed the basis of the illuminating philosophy of the Vedas. Since Darwin lived at a time when the profundity of the Indian wisdom already made […more]

May 282017
 

By Jaganmohini Devi Dasi HH Bhakti Svarupa Damodara Swami regularly emphasized, purpose of education is to educate the students about the meaning and purpose of life – the very first tenets of spirituality. To facilitate this synthetic approach of spirituality within education Bhakti Svarupa Damodara Swami conceived annual conference to be organized every year in […more]

May 282017
 

By Caitanya candrodaya dasa The desire to see God, to touch God, to talk to God is in itself probably the strongest argument for His existence; besides the logic and evidences from the scriptures, this direct experience is very significant indeed. Bringing Deity Worship from the insiders circle of elderly pujari-priests and making it part […more]

May 282017
 

By Udayananda dasa (ACBSP) Dear assembled Devotees, I was doing some work at my home, and I was listening to some Srimad Bhagavatam lectures giving by His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada told a humorous story about a rabbit that killed a lion. It was so transcendentally pleasing that I thought I would share […more]

May 272017
 

By Caitanya Caran Das God is neither – and is both. Let’s see how. Before we can understand whether God is male or female, we need to clearly understand that we ourselves are neither male nor female. We are at core spiritual beings, souls, whereas our gender refers only to our shell, our physical bodies. […more]

May 272017
 

From Back to Godhead By Danavira Goswami “My father and the coach at UCLA were pleased with my volleyball successes, and my mother was satisfied with my academic work. But I wondered if Krishna was pleased.” I was born in Los Angeles in 1949. My parents were avid volleyball players. My father had been one […more]