Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Seattle, Oct. 4, 1968 Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] …śrī-gurūn vaiṣṇavāṁś ca śrī-rūpaṁ sāgrajātaṁ saha-gaṇa-raghunāthānvitaṁ taṁ sa-jīvam sādvaitaṁ sāvadhūtaṁ parijana-sahitaṁ kṛṣṇa-caitanya-devaṁ śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pādān saha-gaṇa-lalitā-śrī-viśākhānvitāṁś ca [I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and of all the other preceptors on the path of devotional service. I offer my respectful obeisances unto all … Read More

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

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

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

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