Thinking of Krishna at the Time of Death

By Damodar Das Giriraj Swami and Rtadhvaja Swami answered questions during the Sunday program, after the former read Bhagavad-gita 8.5 and 6. “In this verse the importance of Krsna consciousness is stressed. Anyone who quits his body in Krsna consciousness is at once transferred to the transcendental nature of the Supreme Lord. The Supreme … Read More

My Experiences And Associations With Srila Prabhupada

By Bhakti Caru Swami Hare Krsna, We were discussing about Srila Prabhupada, my experiences and associations with Prabhupada. So from Mayapur Srila Prabhupada went to Bombay. The main reason for Prabhupada’s going to Bombay was a big Pandal program in Cross Maidan. In the main city of Bombay there is a large … Read More

Increasing a Student’s Desire to Serve Krishna By Bhurijana dasa

Increasing a Student’s Desire to Serve Krsna Discipline methods should be in harmony with our educational goals. And what is the goal of gurukula education? Many devotees have proposed their own objectives. Here are a few: to produce moral citizens, to produce “not hippies,” to produce productive members of the outside society … Read More

A Society Without Envy

[This wonderful lecture was one of the last given by HH Gour Govinda Swami, before departing from this world] Mayapura: February 21, 1995 – Srimad Bhagavatam 4.18.33 – 36 gunadhikam mudam lipsed anukrosam gunadhamat maitrim samanad anvicchen na tapair abhibhuyate Translation: Every man should act like this: when he meets a person more … Read More

Lord Krishna and Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu come to just “one” Maha-yuga out of every 1000!

Lord Krishna and Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu come to just “one” Maha-yuga out of every 1000! A very rare event because this means they both come just ‘’once’’ in a 24 hour day of Lord Brahma Also all Maha-yugas happen during the day-time hours (between Sunrise to Sunset) of Lord Brahma’s day. So … Read More

Guru in the Morning By Danavir Goswami

Looking back to 1987, I remember trying my best to counsel several weeping ISKCON Vaisnavas when they learned that their guru had just defaulted his position. Their guru was previously a dynamic, conquering her who shone like fire through preaching, making disciples, and leading the sankirtan movement. Yet, those weeping Vaisnavas sitting … Read More

Quotes from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

1. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s instructions in Sikastakam, “param vijayate Sri-Krishna -Sankirtanam” is the only motto of the Gaudiya math. 2. The Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna is the only enjoyer. Everyone and everything else is the object of his enjoyment. 3. Anyone who does not serve Hari, the Supreme Personality of … Read More

Renunciation through Devotion

By Dwaipayan De The dictionary defines the word ‘Renunciation’ as follows – ‘the formal rejection of something, typically a belief, claim, or course of action.’ All over the world, we come across people who practice the spirit of Renunciation – There are some who renounce bad/harmful habits or renounce bad association, and … Read More

The Kitchen of Lord Jagannath, Biggest in the World

By Saroj Kumar Panda Submitted by Amogha das Sri Jagannath is the Lord of the Universe. His Kitchen is considered as the largest and the biggest Kitchen in the world. It is situated south-east direction of the outer compound of Srimandir. The length of the Kitchen is 150 feet, breadth is 100 … Read More

The Dwindling Parampara

By Sita Rama das According to the ISKCON foundational document “Srila Prabhupada: The Founder Acarya of ISKCON” (The Founder Acarya) two ideas exist which are a rejection of Srila Prabhupada’s instruction for continuing the disciplic succession. One idea is to reject individual gurus, the other is to eliminate the GBC and have … Read More

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