A Bhakti Paradise on Australia’s Gold Coast

Golden sand and sparkling seas at Surfers Paradise By: Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on Jan. 25, 2019   Photo Credits: Photos by Arjun Bhattacharya   Surfers Paradise, a suburb of the city of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A vivid blue sky reflects in glass … Read More

The Self: Who are we?

By Urmila Devi Dasi Sanskrit Terms for Self: Definition and Use in Sacred Literature of the Vedas There are two basic words for self in Sanskrit, the original language of India, as well as the language of philosophers and theologians there today. The first term is ātmā or ātman, and the second … Read More

Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

Boston, Dec. 23, 1969   Prabhupāda: …ways that God is giving facility to become one of His associates. Common [indistinct]. So nobody is seeking after God. When you will seek after God, God is situated within your heart; He will give you all facility. And so long you want to become God, you … Read More

The Consciousness In Science Conference Was A Great Success

By: Ramananda Das for ISKCON News on Jan. 26, 2019 Photos by Bhishmadeva Dasa.  In preparing for the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies’ Consciousness in Science 2019 conference opening ceremony at the University of Florida’s Harn Museum on Friday 18th January, so much interest arose that it was necessary for the organisers to curtail advertising efforts. … Read More

Husband As A Guru

  By: Mahatma Das for facebook.com on Jan. 28, 2019 Is it the Woman’s Fault? Even though Prabhupada writes that a failed marriage is usually the woman’s fault, if a woman has a good husband, she will stay loyal. As I often tell men, “Don’t make it difficult for your spouse to be a … Read More

No loss in devotional service by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Sometimes there are tests and we do not pass them. It means that we did not do our homework! Before a test, if you did not do your homework then you might fail the test even if it is within your capacity to pass it. In that way, we may fail certain … Read More

Devotee Company Creates Ayurvedic Personal Care Items From Cow Products

By Madhava Smullen  A devotee-owned company, Ra Vino Industries, based in Mumbai has created a line of personal and home care products with Ayurvedic properties, using the panchagavyas – milk, ghee, curd, dung and urine – of indigenous cows. Ra Vino was started as a regular personal care business by director Urukrama Gopal … Read More

Vaishnava Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard To Run For President in 2020

Tulsi Gabbard   By: Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on Jan. 26, 2019   Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has announced that she will run for U.S. president in 2020. An Army National Guard veteran, Gabbard was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012. She is the first Hindu ever elected to … Read More

Organized Religion: Devil’s Work or Divine Necessity?

By Kripamoya Dasa The Devil always likes to help saints ‘organize’ religion, and organized religion can be problematic. But without human structures, the saint’s messages and good public works may not endure over the next three generations. For thousands of years, whenever saintly people have searched for a good spot to live, … Read More

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