Apr 232017
 
Principles for Creating a Diksa-guru System for ISKCON

(This is from this year’s resolutions: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=44549 This paper explains the authority of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) to create a system for devotees to take up the service of diksa-guru within the society, focusing on the principles behind the system. Through many written and spoken instructions, Srila Prabhupada made it abundantly clear that after his departure the […more]

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Jan 082016
 
Resolution for healthy year and life ahead. Turn to Ayurveda

Everyone wants to be healthy and wishes us a happy and healthy new year, every year, but how many of those who we wish healthy life remain healthy in real sense of the term? Not that we don’t wish them a good health, but more important than sending a formal wish is to also let them know […more]

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Apr 262015
 
There are three types of spiritual masters

There are three types of spiritual masters, the initiating guru, the instructing guru, and the caitya guru. The spiritual master is never ordinary. He is godly. It is an offense to separate the spiritual master from Sri Krsna Caitanya by considering him an ordinary, insignificant human being. In the form of the spiritual master, Krsna alone […more]

Apr 212015
 

by Srila Madhvacarya –The Pearl Necklace of Truths or 100 Refutations of the Mayavada Fallacy ***** Text 1 All glories to Lord Krsna, who is simultaneously the protector of the faithful devotees and the devastating eternal time factor destroying the cruel demon kings. Krsna, the son of Maharaja Nanda, is as splendid as a young […more]

Apr 212015
 

                    Sri Mayavada-sata-dushani Sri Tattva-muktavali or Mayavada-sata-dusani The Pearl Necklace of Truths or 100 Refutations of the Mayavada Fallacy   Text 1   All glories to Lord Krsna, who is simultaneously the protector of the faithful devotees and the devastating eternal time factor destroying the cruel […more]

Apr 212015
 

  (The Science of Chanting the Holy Names of Krishna) By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur [This is an article full of insights into learning how to reach the stage of ecstatic love for Krishna, Prema, through the chanting of His Holy Names, and the means to reach that level of spiritual enlightenment wherein the holy […more]

Apr 212015
 

Sri-krsna-virahe sri-radhaya maha-mantra-kirtanam Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami’s explanation of the Mahamantra Sri Harinamartha-ratna- dipika, or “Illumination on the jewels of meaning in the Holy Name.” ekada krsna-virahad dhyayanti priya-sangamam | mano-baspa-nirasartham jalpatidam muhur muhuh || hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare | hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare || One day, […more]

Apr 212015
 

  by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura     O Hari! Having captured my mind, please free me from material bondage.   O KŠa! Please attract my mind by pulling it to You.   O Hari! Please capture my mind by Your unsurpassed sweetness.   O KŠa! Please purify my mind with knowledge about devotional service given […more]

Apr 212015
 

  I recently inquired from some devotees: Do you know if lettuce and other salad greens are to be included in theleafy green vegetable fast, or is the fast meant just for cooked green leafyveggies such as collards, spinach, and kale? It has been an ongoingdiscussion throughout the years. Here are the replies: From Bhakti […more]

Apr 202015
 
The Terrible Desire Will Be Removed  

      In the depths of jnana, vairagya and so on, and behind all religion, lies… the desire for honour, name, fame, distinction and adoration.  To the degree that we endeavour to develop ourselves spiritually, to become religious, to maintain a renounced life, and to deliberate on and discuss jnana, we desire our own pratishtha (honour and […more]