Teaching by Example By Bhurijana Dasa

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Setting a Good Example We should concentrate on training the children up in Krsna consciousness, not so much formal academic educationa little reading, writing, mathematics, that’s allbut more by giving them facility to follow the examples of the older devotees in the regular Krsna conscious program. Letter to Satsvarupa dasa, February 16, … Read More

Lecture to College Students, Srila Prabhupada

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Seattle, Oct. 21, 1968 Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] [prema-dhvanī] Thank you very much. [devotees offer obeisances] [14:43] [Introduction by Tamāla Kṛṣṇa] Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Thank you all very much for coming today to hear our spiritual master speak and join us in this saṅkīrtana festival. What we’re doing here is searching and seeking after the Supreme Absolute Truth. We … Read More

Change of Heart By Giriraj Dasa

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As we come into Krishna consciousness then many a times we may get lost in the philosophy itself. The mind too likes newer subjects and intellect is also satisfied by gaining deeper understanding. However we should be careful not to feel satisfied remaining at these levels. Most of us do understand that … Read More

Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Los Angeles, Dec. 4, 1968 Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. [devotees offer obeisances] [19:10] [sings] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [three times with devotees responding] cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi [Bs. 5.29] [I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, the first progenitor who is tending the cows, yielding all … Read More

Brief History of the Relation between the Vedic and Western World Views by Sadaputa dasa

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In The Late Eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, European scholars and scientists began to come in contact with the culture of India. Many were impressed by the antiquity of Vedic civilization and the deep spiritual and material knowledge contained in the Vedic literature. But other European intellectuals were dismayed by these developments. … Read More

My Spiritual Grandfather, Our Devotional Line

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A Talk by Giriraj Swami December 24, 2010 Ventura, California Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Srila Prabhupada’s spiritual master, is my grand spiritual master, but I feel that I never really knew him so well until I read his biography Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava by my godbrother Bhakti Vikasa Swami. Many of the quotes … Read More

Defining love by Kadamba Kanana Swami

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2016, Vrndavana, India, Bhagavad-gita 3.34) It is interesting that when speaking of prema (pure love for Krsna) in the Srimad Bhagavatam, the example is given of the intermediate devotee, the madhyama-adhikārī. Not the kanishta-adhikārī (the neophyte), but of the madhyama, someone a bit more advanced, a devotee who has shown determination. It is provided: īśvare tad-adhīneṣu … Read More

New Year’s Resolution: The Spiritual Edition

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Dear Devotees, Hare Krishna  We all desire to be better. Resolutions are one way to make the desire reality. New Year’s resolutions come in many shapes and sizes. There are the fitness related – gym joining, eating healthy and the relationship related – spend time with family . There are resolutions that … Read More

Merry Krishnas Bring Good Cheer to Alachua Christmas Parade

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By Madhava Smullen Lord Jagannath decorated for the Christmas Parade Around one hundred devotees from the New Raman Reti ISKCON community participated in the Alachua Christmas Parade on Saturday December 8th, in Alachua, Florida.  Devotees have been part of the parade for the past twenty-five years, sometimes bringing a bullock cart to … Read More

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