Six Gosvāmīs Lecture, Śrī Śrī Ṣaḍ-govāmy-aṣṭaka, Srila Prabhupada

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Los Angeles, Nov. 18, 1968 Prabhupāda: [sings] kṛṣṇotkīrtana-gāna-nartana-parau premāmṛtāmbho-nidhi dhīrādhīra-jana-priyau priya-karau nirmatsarau pūjitau śrī-caitanya-kṛpā-bharau bhuvi bhuvo bharavahantarakau vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau śrī-jīva-gopālakau [I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Six Gosvāmīs, namely Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, and Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, … Read More

Thoughts, Energy, Prayer: The Power of a Family, or Community, Prayer Group

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By Karnamrita Das The ideas expressed here are especially relevant in dealing with conflicts in communities and families. By our consciousness and actions we can further add to the problem or be part of the solution. Everything in existence is energy—even science tells us that—though as followers of Bhagavad-gita we understand that … Read More

Prema-bhakti, as actually demonstrated by mother Yasoda

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Srila Prabhupada: In the beginning, the Vedic purpose is pursued in three ways (trayi) — by karma-kaṇḍa, jsana-kaṇḍa and upasana-kaṇḍa. When one reaches the complete, perfect stage of upasana-kaṇḍa, one comes to worship Narayaṇa, or Lord Viṣṇu. When Parvati asked Lord Mahadeva, Lord Siva, what is the best method of upasana, or worship, … Read More

Rathayatra Held on Réunion Island in Indian Ocean

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By Madhava Smullen  The Lord’s Holy Names continue to be chanted in every town and village, no matter how exotic or remote. Devotees on Réunion Island held their second annual Rathayatra in the city of St. Pierre on Saturday December 8th, summertime for the island.  The festival was small yet ecstatic, and was warmly … Read More

Christmas, Prabhupada and Jesus

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By Ramai Swami Christmas is celebrated by millions all over the world. Thousands of the ISKCON congregation, although not Christians, visit our temples on Christmas day. Carparks are full and temple rooms packed out. Srila Prabhupada commented on Jesus Christ many times: “Jesus Christ was such a great personality–the son of God, … Read More

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