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

Did you know?

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545,599,371 pieces of literature authored by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada have been distributed worldwide by his sincere followers since 1965 to the end of November. 6,080,380 literatures this year. 601,385 literatures the month of November. These are official stats issued by the BBT (Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, the publishing agency … Read More

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