Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Hawaii, March 14, 1969   Prabhupāda: …repeating his name, “Mr. John, Mr. John, Mr. John,” I cannot associate with him. He may be some thousand miles away from me. So if I require … Read More

What is the role of the Kirtan leader, spiritually? By Bada Haridas

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Q. Dear Bada Haridas, I led my first kirtan yesterday evening! I was wondering what is the role of the kirtan leader? I know that practically speaking they are playing an instrument … Read More

Lust blinds love liberates

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By Purushottam Nitai Das Bilvamangala Thakura was a wealthy south Indian Brahmin and belonged to a cultured family. But he got attracted to a prostitute named Cintamani. The attraction soon became attachment. … Read More

The Highest Compassion

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By Niranjana Swami atmaupamyena sarvatra samam pasyati yo ‘rjuna sukham va yadi va duhkham sa yogi paramo matah TRANSLATION He is a perfect yogi who, by comparison to his own self, sees … Read More

How the Essence of Religions Came From Vedic Culture

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(An Excerpt from the book Mysteries of the Ancient Vedic Empire, by Sri Nandanandana dasa–Stephen Knapp) As we look over the various cultures and religions of the world, we may ask if … Read More

Cake is the Sweetest Service for Devotee Baker Nitaipriya Dasi

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By Madhava Smullen Nitaipriya Dasi has to balance many responsibilities in life: she’s a mother of two, serves on the board of the ISKCON Philadelphia temple, and works as vice president of a … Read More

Heart of a Vaishnava revealed

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By Giriraj Das We often read and hear, how being a devotee, our heart should be soft, full of humility and compassion for others. Sometime we are not even sure where to … Read More

Sunday Feast Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Los Angeles, Jan. 19, 1969   Prabhupāda: …the real meaning of Sanskrit means “reform.” It is not whimsical, just like in English language, “beauty but, peauty put.” It is not like that. Every … Read More

Kirtan in the World Religions

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By Satyaraja Das Kirtan is the call-and-response form of chanting that characterizes the Hare Krishna movement. It is the fundamental religion of the age – the soul crying out for God as … Read More

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