The Challenges and Benefits of Charitable Giving

By Krsnanandini Devi Dasi I have vivid memories of the many times my mother took my siblings and me to church the heartfelt gospel singing, the soul-stirring preaching, the supplications for lost souls to join the church. I remember the passing of the baskets to collect money to support the church and … Read More

A Merciful Glance From Their Lordships Is Enough!

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By Acarya dasa On January 10 the All-India Padayatra reached Chamorshi, a town in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra close to the banks of the Wainganga River. Parmeshwara dasa serves at the Chamorshi ISKCON centre that has deities of Radha and Krishna and Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra. It was the devotees at … Read More

Our longing for equality points to our spirituality

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By Chaitanya Charan Das In our times, equality is considered one of the most cherished values. Few things provoke as much indignation as incidents of discrimination – or even allegations of discrimination. Such outrage is healthy, for it helps create a world where everyone has equal opportunities. Still, what is the basis … Read More

Srila Prabhupada and the Sixth Commandment By Satyaraja Dasa

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Srila Prabhupada explained to the late Cardinal Daniélou the importance of the commandment ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’. At a recent interreligious conference, I happened to mention that we devotees of Krishna are vegetarian, and in the midst of the discussion, I referred to the Sixth Commandment: “Thou shalt not kill.” A prominent … Read More

Melbourne Bhakti Vrksa by Ramai Swami

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Whenever I visit Melbourne temple I like to go to some home programs if possible. Fortunately, there are twenty seven Bhakti Vrksa groups (meaning fruit-bearing tree of bhakti) in the suburbs where regular gatherings take place. The evening usually starts with kirtan, then lecture and prasadam. The program was hosted by Sridhar … Read More

The last instructions of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

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By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura The last instructions of Srila Bhaktivinoda thakura is found in his Sva niyama dasakam: Sri Sri Sva-niyama-dasakam “12 Verses of My Own Self-imposed Regulative Principles” by Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura The 1st Verse (The Objects of Devotion Birth After Birth) gurau sri-gaurange tad-udita-subhakti-prakara ne saci-sunor-lila-vikasita-s utirthe nija manau … Read More

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