Matter and Karma By Bhanu Swami

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Karma – Activities of the Conditioned Soul Ignorance of Krsna Desire to Enjoy Material body Identity with body Desire to enjoy in body Action to get enjoyment Immediate Experience Of enjoyment Or suffering Attachment to objects causing enjoyment Repulsion to objects of suffering (samskara) Desires or hatred Restrictions in next life (vasana) … Read More

Home program near Hartford by Niranjana Swami

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Srila Prabhupada explains in many places that the human form of life is a juncture at which one can elevate or degrade himself. What is the value of atonement if the propensity to commit sin is still there? One reaction for sinful activities is the continued tendency to commit sinful activities. One … Read More

Evaluate by Kadamba Kanana Swami

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, March 2018, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture) Human relationships become meaningful when Krsna is the priority. It is not good enough when Krsna is simply there in our lives. I mean, it is still nice that Krsna is there, but when Krsna actually becomes the priority, then it becomes significant … Read More

Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Seattle, Sept. 30, 1968 Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] [prema-dhvanī] Thank you very much. [Obeisances] [21:14] Lady devotee: Would you like the window open a little? Madhudviṣa: Do you want the window to be open? Prabhupāda: Yes. [sings] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi **. [devotees respond] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi … Read More

Chanting with Feelings

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Excerpt from the lecture by HH Nirañjana Swami Baltics Winter Festival, January 17, 2014 The following is a partially-edited transcription of an excerpt of a lecture given on January 17, 2014, at the Baltics Winter Festival – Chanting with Feeling Today I wanted to read and speak from a few quotes about … Read More

Is Humility Compatible with a Healthy Self-esteem? By Arcana siddhi

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As a family therapist, I counsel people both within and outside the Hare Krishna movement. I recently received an e-mail from a young woman devotee who was unhappy in her relationship with her abusive husband but was conflicted about leaving him. “Maybe it’s good that I feel bad about myself,” she wrote, … Read More

What Gunagrahi Maharaja Taught Me That He Didn’t Know He Taught Me By Mahatma das

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Dear Maharaj, You were special. I have never met anyone like you. You were so cool, totally real, and uniquely funny; and you had this unusual sixth sense for making people Krishna conscious. You just knew how to get into people’s hearts, both devotees and non-devotees, and you knew exactly what was … Read More

32 Ways to Not Chant Japa

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Japa is the name of the mediation a Krishna devotee does while using beads. A string of beads has 108 beads on it and the complete Hare Krishna mantra (link to our webpage here) is chanted on each bead. When you complete 108 beads you have done 1 round, which usually takes … Read More

Krishna will always accept you, no matter what!

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Gopi Gita Devi Dasi: There are times in all of our lives, as progressing spiritualists, where no matter how hard we work/surrender/strive for the highest level of purity and love, we fall flat and feel not enough; unable to be enough; ready to give up. We may feel the challenges we face … Read More

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

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