Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 6.154, Srila Prabhupada

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Gorakphur, Feb. 16, 1971 Prabhupāda: So English is all right? Haṁsadūta: Yes. [laughs] Prabhupāda: Caitanya Mahāprabhu is quoting from Viṣṇu Purāṇa. As I have told you the other day, there are eighteen purāṇas: sattvika-purāṇa, rājasika-purāṇa, and tamasika-purāṇa. The whole scheme of Vedic culture is to reclaim all fallen conditioned souls to the platform of transcendental realization. That is the scheme. There … Read More

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 25.40-50, Srila Prabhupada

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Prabhupāda: …krūrān saṁsāreṣu narādhamān kṣipāmy ajasram aśubhān āsurīṣv eva yoniṣu [Bg. 16.19, Cc. Madhya 25.40] [Those who are envious and mischievous, who are the lowest among men, are cast by Me into the ocean of material existence, into various demoniac species of life.] This is a verse from Bhagavad-gītā, that those who are deriding upon … Read More

Global Environmental Management and the Vedic Triguna

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By Padma Devi Dasi Can knowledge of the three modes of nature shed light on the underlying causes of substandard environmental practices? It may be safe to say that deterioration of the global natural environment is today no longer a contested issue. All nations acknowledge pollution, salination, deforestation, desertification, depletion of the … Read More

National Seminar on the Bhagavad Gita in Bali

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By Gita Jayanti National Committee As part of the Gita Jayanti Festival 2018, devotees in Bali, Indonesia organised a wonderful seminar about the importance and significance of the Bhagavad Gita on the 19th November 2018. The seminar was conducted by the ISKCON Gita Jayanti Committee in collaboration with the students of Udayana University. … Read More

Why do terrible things happen in Vrndavana? Like a lady devotee raped …

Someone asked me to make some consideration about violence in holy places. How come horrible things happen in a place that should be like a paradise? In particular, why does it happen that young women are assaulted and raped? I will say something from different points of view.   The first is … Read More

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