Find Your Khatvanga Moment

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By Vaisesika Dasa We humans have very short lives. Measured by geological time, our lifespans are not even a nanosecond. Nonetheless, the bhakti scriptures say that this brief period is enough for anyone to attain spiritual perfection. What’s more, they reprove as irresponsible and miserly those who do not utilize their lives … Read More

Pandharpur Sadhu Sanga 2018

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By Aseem Krishna Das Pandharpur Sadhu Sanga 2018 with HH Subhag Swami This year’s annual Sadhu Sanga program with HH Subhag Swami was held in Pandharpur Dham from 26thNovember to 1st December 2018. Around 200 devotees from all over India participated in the program. Every year devotees wait with anticipation for this program … Read More

40 Years Later… Remembering the Bhagavad-Gita

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By HH Bhakti Raghava Swami I was walking down Rideau Street in the city of Ottawa some time during the summer of 1973. Although I had still not found what I really wanted in life, I was somewhat relieved that I had been able to walk out of the expected social pressures … Read More

A Personal Reflection on Virtue and Values in the Krsna Consciousness Movement

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By Sesa Dasa Sesa Dasa, a member of ISKCON’s Ministry for Educational Development, looks at the place of ‘virtue’ in the lives of devotees. He notes the changes that thirty years of devotional practice have made to his outlook on life and takes lessons from Mahabharata about the apparent conflict between material and … Read More

“Vedic Stories for Children” CD a Hit With Parents and Kids

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By Madhava Smullen   Vedic Stories for Children Volume 2, a CD produced by the world-renowned Bhaktivedanta Players, was launched during the Diwali and Annakut festivals at Bhaktivedanta Manor in England. Over the two days the Bhaktivedanta Players peformed interactive skits, and The Kids’ Sankirtan Party, a group created by the Go … Read More

Celebrate Krishna’s Eternal Song

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By Vaisesika Dasa This year, Gita Jayanti, the anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna’s speaking the Bhagavad-Gita to Sri Arjuna, falls on December 17th. For those whose lives have been forever improved by meeting Lord Krishna personally in the pages of the Gita, Gita Jayanti is not only a day of celebration but … Read More

Enlightenment: Brahma gayatri mantra

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By Urmila devi dasi I watch the sun rising over the horizon where the Pacific Ocean touches the sky. In the beauty of its red glow painting sea, sky, and clouds, I chant the Brahma gayatri mantra, a meditation on the sun. Receiving and chanting this mantra is an essential part of … Read More

Lecture on Hari Hari Biphale, Srila Prabhupada

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Los Angeles, Nov. 13, 1968   Prabhupāda: …especially introduced by the disciplic succession of Lord Caitanya, and this Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura, who has sung this hari hari biphale janama goṅāinu, he’s a famous ācārya. His compositions are accepted as Vedic truth. So this purport of this song is very nice. He’s lamenting, appealing to Hari, the Lord. … Read More

Facing Our Reality, Living With Our Ideals

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From Back to Godhead By Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami Although Lord Krsna wants our full surrender, He encourages us to progress gradually to that exalted goal. THE Srimad-Bhagavatam (3.29.11-12) states, “The manifestation of unadulterated devotional service is exhibited when one’s mind is at once attracted to hearing the transcendental name and qualities of the Supreme … Read More

Lecture, Srila Prabhupada

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Seattle, Oct. 18, 1968   Prabhupāda: [kīrtana] [prema-dhvani] Thank you very much. [devotees offer obeisances] [10:48] [sings Govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi.] 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 desire, in abodes … Read More

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