How to Achieve the Ultimate Goal of Chanting

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Excerpt from the lecture by HH Nirañjana Swami Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 8.16 Śrī Māyāpur Dhāma, March 4, 2014 The following is a partially-edited transcription of an excerpt of a lecture given on March 04, 2014 in Śrī Māyāpur Dhāma – CC, Ādi-līlā 8.16 This verse stresses the importance of chanting the Holy Name … Read More

What Is Mind? A Bhagavatam Conception of Mind By Bhanu Swami

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2. Story of Puranjana King Puranjana had unlimited desires for sense enjoyment. Consequently he traveled all over the world to find a place where all his desires could be fulfilled. Unfortunately he found a feeling of insufficiency everywhere. 27.12. Once, while wandering I this way, he saw on the southern side of … Read More

Discipline: A Prerequisite to Krishna Consciousness

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By Bhurijana dasa In Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.5.24), Narada Muni explains to Srila Vyasadeva how he attained, through the mercy of the Vaisnavas, an exalted spiritual position: Although they were impartial by nature, those followers of the Vedanta blessed me with their causeless mercy. As far as I was concerned, I was self- controlled … Read More

ISKCON Philadelphia Deities Move Into Beautiful New Temple Room

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By Madhava Smullen Around six hundred congregation members and newcomers visited ISKCON Philadelphia on December 8thto celebrate as the presiding Deities moved into Their beautiful, spacious new temple room. The move had been planned for several years at ISKCON Philadelphia’s property in Mt. Airy, a diverse area where the temple attracts students, Indian … Read More

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