Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

Los Angeles, Dec. 4, 1968 Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. [devotees offer obeisances] [19:10] [sings] Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. [three times with devotees responding] cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi [Bs. 5.29] [I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, the first progenitor who is tending the cows, yielding all … Read More

Brief History of the Relation between the Vedic and Western World Views by Sadaputa dasa

In The Late Eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, European scholars and scientists began to come in contact with the culture of India. Many were impressed by the antiquity of Vedic civilization and the deep spiritual and material knowledge contained in the Vedic literature. But other European intellectuals were dismayed by these developments. … Read More

Dance Through the City of My Soul

Oh my Lord of golden limbs Raised hands And love drunk eyes, Cause a revolution In my heart! Strike down the barriers Of my judgmental mind Break down the doors Of my selfish defenses And overturn The tyrannical reign Of my tormented ego. I have been under the rule Of my desires … Read More

My Spiritual Grandfather, Our Devotional Line

A Talk by Giriraj Swami December 24, 2010 Ventura, California Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Srila Prabhupada’s spiritual master, is my grand spiritual master, but I feel that I never really knew him so well until I read his biography Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava by my godbrother Bhakti Vikasa Swami. Many of the quotes … Read More

Defining love by Kadamba Kanana Swami

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 May 2016, Vrndavana, India, Bhagavad-gita 3.34) It is interesting that when speaking of prema (pure love for Krsna) in the Srimad Bhagavatam, the example is given of the intermediate devotee, the madhyama-adhikārī. Not the kanishta-adhikārī (the neophyte), but of the madhyama, someone a bit more advanced, a devotee who has shown determination. It is provided: īśvare tad-adhīneṣu … Read More

New Year’s Resolution: The Spiritual Edition

Dear Devotees, Hare Krishna  We all desire to be better. Resolutions are one way to make the desire reality. New Year’s resolutions come in many shapes and sizes. There are the fitness related – gym joining, eating healthy and the relationship related – spend time with family . There are resolutions that … Read More

Merry Krishnas Bring Good Cheer to Alachua Christmas Parade

By Madhava Smullen Lord Jagannath decorated for the Christmas Parade Around one hundred devotees from the New Raman Reti ISKCON community participated in the Alachua Christmas Parade on Saturday December 8th, in Alachua, Florida.  Devotees have been part of the parade for the past twenty-five years, sometimes bringing a bullock cart to … Read More

Did you know?

545,599,371 pieces of literature authored by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada have been distributed worldwide by his sincere followers since 1965 to the end of November. 6,080,380 literatures this year. 601,385 literatures the month of November. These are official stats issued by the BBT (Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, the publishing agency … Read More

New Year’s Resolutions By Mahatma das

How to Change this Year? You Need to Freak Out! Our cultural conditioning tells us we should make resolutions for the new year. Of course, the perennial problem is that most of us haven’t followed through on our previous year’s resolutions. And it can even get depressing to think about how many … Read More

New Year’s Resolutions By Giriraj Swami

Most resolutions take the form of “do’s”—things I resolve to do—and “don’ts”—things I resolve to not do. And Vedic wisdom tells us that all do’s and don’ts should support one main do—always remember Krishna (God)—and one main don’t—never forget Him. Now, practically, what can we do to always remember Krishna and never … Read More

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