My Spiritual Grandfather, Our Devotional Line

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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

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(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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

Some interesting thoughts from a friend of 40 years ago

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By Praghosa Dasa A few weeks ago I bumped into someone I hadn’t seen for nearly 40 years, way back then he was an old school friend of mine and he had some interesting thoughts on all things Hare Krishna! He began by letting me know (in colourful language), that at the … Read More

Gaura Purnima Festival 2019 Schedule

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ISKCON Mayapur management invites worldwide devotees for Gaura Purnima festival 2019, from 27th February to 23rd March. This year, the most awaited Sri Panca-tattva Maha abhisheka will be celebrated on 3rd March 2019. Once in four years, the big deities of Sri Panca-tattva will be offered Maha Abhisheka. Kirtan Mela will be from 5th March to … Read More

Our surrender to Krishna

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By Giriraj dasa Is God unfair ? “Why God has made somebody so opulent and why somebody so poor?” This is the general question we hear. Does God discriminates between different souls? Srimad Bhagavatam clears the doubt naiñä parävara-matir bhavato nanu syät jantor yathätmä-suhådo jagatas tathäpi saàsevayä surataror iva te prasädaù sevänurüpam … Read More

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