FATAL FAT

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By Caitanya Caran Das A two inch tongue can kill a six feet man. This traditional saying is being confirmed by modern obesity statistics. The prosperity of the Indian middle class is showing up – in a not-so-pleasant way in the burgeoning waistline, of over 25% of urban Indians. Obesity is the … Read More

All you ever wanted to know about the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre By Govardhana Seva dasa

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Recently we were privileged to have Hari Sauri das visiting New Govardhana and share his knowledge with us. Hari Sauri prabhu, who spent nearly two years as Srila Prabhupada’s personal servant, was requested in 2008 to start a Vedic Cosmology library for the Mayapur TOVP. A large room was located in a … Read More

Watch the Historic Consciousness in Science Conference Online

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Can physicalism fully explain all features of the phenomenal world? The international conference to be held in Gainesville, Florida, from January 18 to 20, 2019, organized by the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies is a  multi-disciplinary exploration of the possibilities and challenges of the topic of consciousness in science with the participation of scientists and scholars – physicists, … Read More

Youth for Sustainability

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By Kamala Priya Dasi    More than sixty ISKCON youths and twelve youth leaders participated in a project that included four inspiring youth exchanges during 2017 and 2018.  Two years ago, six devotees from different yatras started to organize youth exchanges at several ISKCON temples in Europe. They saw a need for ISKCON’s … Read More

Inconvenient Foods: The Happy Facts By Kesava Krsna Dasa

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We love to picnic, barbecue, celebrate birthdays and entertain guests. We may hesitate on what fast-foods are on offer. Here is some “Party-pooping” information, which should enhance our parties even more. So “let’s party,” as they say. Technology has enabled soya to transform into burgers, sausages, prawns, chicken breasts, steaks and more. … Read More

Where Technology Falls Short

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By Chaitanya Charana Dasa “Infatuated by promises of a hi-tech paradise, people don’t even think about the spiritual purpose of life, erroneously considering it unscientific and outdated.” We live in the age of technology. We commute by automobiles and airplanes and communicate by emails and mobile phones. The media and the Internet … Read More

The Most Intelligent Woman

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By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Teachings of Queen Kuntī, Chapter 3 tatha paramahamsanam muninam amalatmanam bhakti-yoga-vidhanartham katham pasyema hi striyah You Yourself descend to propagate the transcendental science of devotional service unto the hearts of the advanced transcendentalists and mental speculators, who are purified by being able to discriminate … Read More

Kirtana-Yoga and the Maha-mantra

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By Satyaraja Dasa Kirtana is a simple and effective way to commune with God. The word kirtana means “praise” or “glory” and is the name given to glorification of God in song, especially in call-and-response style. There are different categories of kirtana. For example, nama-kirtana refers to singing God’s sacred names, lila-kirtana … Read More

Vaishnava Etiquette

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By Bhakti Caru Swami Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu instructed Sanatana Gosvami to write Vaishnava Smrti (Hari-bhakti-vilasa) in CC. Madhya-lila 24.324-344:   Folding his hands, Sanatana Gosvami said, “My Lord, You ordered me to write a directory about the activities of Vaishnavas. I am a most lowborn person. I have no knowledge of good behavior. … Read More

Lord Krishna and the Bhagavad-gita

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Dhirasanta Das Goswami: This is a story which happened in Benares about 300 years ago: There was one Brahmin who used to take bath in Manikarnika-ghat, a very nice bathing place. One day when he was taking bath he saw a young boy sitting on the steps crying. He felt very compassionate … Read More

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