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

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

Gita Jayanti by Ramai Swami

Gita Jayanti is the anniversary of Lord Krsna speaking Bhagavad-Gita to Arjuna. It is celebrated all over the world, especially in ISKCON temples. The first ISKCON Kurukshetra temple was built in the main part of town. The second ISKCON Kurukshetra temple is at the Jyotisar, where Krsna spoke Bhagavad-Gita to Arjuna 5,000 … Read More

Gita Jayanti

“Anyway, print books, distribute profusely, and that will be the best preaching work. What will your three minutes’ preaching do?—but if they buy one book, it may turn their life. So make this your important task, to print our books…and distribute widely, and that will please my Guru Maharaja. Never mind it … Read More

Pure love binds Krishna, and nothing else

By Purushottam Nitai Das Neither Krishna likes to be worshipped as God and nor his pure devotees want to worship him as the Supreme Lord. Krishna prefers an informal relationship with his very close devotees as friend, as son and as a paramour. He enjoys joking, laughing, playing and eating with his … Read More

Discipline: A Prerequisite to Krishna Consciousness

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

Who’s Pulling the Strings By Vishakha Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead Why are some people by nature outgoing and talkative while others are quiet and shy? What are the forces of nature that compel people to act the way they do? How do these forces work, and who is controlling them? Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Bright and their … Read More

ISKCON Philadelphia Deities Move Into Beautiful New Temple Room

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

To Japa, with Love!

By Ananda Vrindavaneswari Devi Dasi Chanting Krishna’s name in mantra meditation is a concentrated effort. Although we remember Krishna here and there throughout the day, japa is a focused and full immersive experience in hearing the holy name. The invitation to japa is to listen. To listen to the sound of the … Read More

Ten different types of Citra-jalpa

Here Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura discusses the various “citra-jalpa”, or mad talks, from the spiritual point of view. To know these from the material point of view it’s enough to remove Krishna from the equation.   Citra-jalpa, various mad talks Jaiva Dharma that there are 10 types of citra-jalpa, which are: 1 prajalpa, … Read More

One should neither praise nor criticize the conditioned nature and activities of other persons

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: One should neither praise nor criticize the conditioned nature and activities of other persons. Rather, one should see this world as simply the combination of material nature and the enjoying souls, all based on the one Absolute Truth. Srimad Bhagavatam (11.28.1-2) We find this instruction of … Read More

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