Odana Sasthi

Sri Caitanya Caritamrta – Madhya 16.78 gadadhara-pandite tenho punah mantra dila odana-shashthira dine yatra ye dekhila TRANSLATION Pundarika Vidyanidhi initiated Gadadhara Pandita for the second time, and on the day of Odana-shashthi he saw the festival. PURPORT At the beginning of winter, there is a ceremony known as the Odana-shashthi. This ceremony … Read More

Lecture at a School, Srila Prabhupada

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Yamunā: [tests microphone chanting japa] [break] Up is on, down is off. Prabhupāda: Up, on. Yamunā: Up is on, down is off. Prabhupāda: So I should make it on? [break] Devotee: Since everyone is here now, we can start now? Prabhupāda: Yes. Devotee: All right. [sounds of setting up for kīrtana] [aside:] We should have the words to the chant. We … Read More

Rādhāṣṭamī Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Montreal, Aug. 30, 1968 [Poor audio] Prabhupāda: …am aprameyam anaghaṁ nirvāṇa-śānti-pradaṁ brahma-śambhu-phanīndras tebhyo ‘niśaṁ vedānta-vedyaṁ vibhuṁ sura-guruṁ māyā-mānuṣya-hariṁ vande ‘haṁ karunākaraṁ raghu-varaṁ bhū-pāla-cudāmaṇim This is a verse composed by a great devotee, Tulasī dāsa. He was a devotee of Lord Rāmacandra. So Lord Rāma and Lord Kṛṣṇa, there is no difference. When … Read More

Helping others to reside in Sri Vrindavana Dham

“One who helps others reside in Vrindavan Dham by supplying them food, clothes, and residence develop wonderful attachment for Krishna and accumulates a million times more piety than one who resides there, because who reside there delivers only himself whereas one who helps others reside there delivers himself as well as those … Read More

The did not come to hear Hare Krishna; they came for the prasadam

December 10, 1976 : Hyderabad Hari-sauri Dasa : In the early morning of December 10th, Srila Prabhupada called in Mahamsa Swami, along with Hamsaduta Swami and Harikesa Maharaja, who had arrived the night before from Germany. The evening before, the devotees had arranged a pandal program and prasadam distribution, but the program … Read More

God and Smog Conference Promotes Environmental Action in Religious Communities

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Dr Ravi Gupta (Radhika Ramana) speaks, next to representatives from the Buddhist, Vaishnava, Latter Day Saints and Episcopal Church communities About 150 students, professors and other interested persons attended a one-day open conference at Utah State University on October 18th entitled “God and Smog – The Challenge of Preserving our Planet.” Subtitled “Scholars … Read More

Teachings from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami

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By Niranjana Swami So, this afternoon I just opened up and started to read from this book Amrta-vani, teachings from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja. I read a lot from this book, I like different references that are given here. They are very philosophical and I see how Prabhupada was speaking so … Read More


Now that the day of my 63rd birthday has passed, I would like to thank all those who spent kind words for me. On Facebook, I mainly received happy birthdays, but in private I received many words of appreciation from friends, devotees and disciples. It is obvious that none of those words … Read More

Lecture at a School, Srila Prabhupada

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Montreal, June 11, 1968   Prabhupāda: …do, whatever he eats, everything, then he becomes perfect. Perfect. Simply by understanding God perfectly… Not perfectly; preliminarily. Nobody can understand God perfectly. That is not possible. That is not in our capacity. God is so great, we are so small. But to our small understanding whatever … Read More

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