Who’s the Mother of Magic Realism?

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By Mukunda Goswami In the Ramayana, the vanara Hanuman takes flight like a bird, and enters supra-mundane realms. Sometimes it’s fun to take a retrospective—a look back at what was happening in the world a few years ago. The following article originally appeared in the Hindustan Times, New Delhi, on November 9th, … Read More

Gita Yoga in Bali, Indonesia – Gita Jayanti National

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By Nila Kamala das On Sunday 16th December, devotees in Bali, Indonesia celebrated one of the biggest events of the year. Gita Yoga was the event and preparation for this event had taken months of determination and dedication. What is Gita Yoga? Gita Yoga is an attempt by ISKCON Indonesia to share the … Read More

How to Achieve the Ultimate Goal of Chanting

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Excerpt from the lecture by HH Nirañjana Swami Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 8.16 Śrī Māyāpur Dhāma, March 4, 2014 The following is a partially-edited transcription of an excerpt of a lecture given on March 04, 2014 in Śrī Māyāpur Dhāma – CC, Ādi-līlā 8.16 This verse stresses the importance of chanting the Holy Name … Read More

What Is Mind? A Bhagavatam Conception of Mind By Bhanu Swami

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2. Story of Puranjana King Puranjana had unlimited desires for sense enjoyment. Consequently he traveled all over the world to find a place where all his desires could be fulfilled. Unfortunately he found a feeling of insufficiency everywhere. 27.12. Once, while wandering I this way, he saw on the southern side of … Read More

Discipline: A Prerequisite to Krishna Consciousness

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By Bhurijana dasa In Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.5.24), Narada Muni explains to Srila Vyasadeva how he attained, through the mercy of the Vaisnavas, an exalted spiritual position: Although they were impartial by nature, those followers of the Vedanta blessed me with their causeless mercy. As far as I was concerned, I was self- controlled … Read More

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