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An Appeal from Niranjana Swami, co-GBC for Ukraine

Dear devotees!

As many of you already know, the political situation in Ukraine is close to a civil war. After a short period of cease-fire, the government has launched a massive military offensive on the insurgent-controled parts of Eastern Ukraine, using heavy weaponry, aviation, and troops to subdue their resistance. Falling within the conflict-ravaged areas are such major,…

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Smaller than a Period on a page

Lecture on Smaller than a Period on a page by HH Prahladananda Swami on 04 July 2014

(HH Prahladananda Swami was born in 1949, in Buffallo, New York. He studied at the University of Buffalo, where he received a full scholarship. In January 1969 he joined ISKCON and received both…

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Useless Love and Compassion

Lecture on Useless Love and Compassion by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami on 08 June 2014 at Charlotte



(His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami appeared in this world in 1957 in England. He joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in London in 1975 and was initiated in that…

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Bhagavan ke Naam aur Bhagavan mai Koi Antar nahi hai

Lecture on Bhagavan ke Naam aur Bhagavan mai Koi Antar nahi hai by HH Bhakti Charu Swami on 04 Oct 2010 at ISKCON Surat

(Bhakti Charu Swami is from a Bengali family and spent most of his early childhood in urban Kolkata. He met with Srila Prabhupada at the end of 1976…

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High Speed Japa: the Math

Japa

Ever heard of the 3-minute round? Ever seen Krishna devotees who chant relatively slow finish their 16 rounds in one and a half hour? I have, and still do, and it never fails to amaze me.

The maha-mantra consists of 16 names, of 2 syllables each:

hare krishna hare krishna

krishna krishna hare hare

hare rama hare rama

rama…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - Bg. 11.28

TEXT 28

yatha nadinam bahavo 'mbu-vegah

samudram evabhimukha dravanti

tatha tavami nara-loka-vira

visanti vaktrany abhivijvalanti

 …

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If superficial humility alone breeds devotion, then Santa Claus exists!

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Originally authored in English by HG RKDB ‘ĀV’ (Śrī Caitanya Saṅkīrtana Kuṭīra, VV Nagar, Anand, Gujarat, Bharat) alias Mr. Ramkrishna R. Swami. Email of the author –…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - Bg. 11.26-27

TEXT 26-27

ami ca tvam dhrtarastrasya putrah

sarve sahaivavani-pala-sanghaih

bhismo dronah suta-putras tathasau

sahasmadiyair api yodha-mukhyaih

vaktrani te…

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Thought Of The Day

Prabhupada: To become faithful, surrender. That is. Therefore Krsna says, "You rascal, surrender. You are not faithful; therefore you are condemned. You surrender first. Then next thing." So unless he becomes a surrendered soul, there is no hope. There is no hope. He will never understand.

By H.D.G. Srila Prabhupada

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Why one must QUIT SMOKING?

ENOUGH reasons to quit smoking – NOW!!

Some might fancy their favorite stars on the big screen, smoking and puffing away those silver rings in the air and find it “oh-so-cool”. But in reality, do you have any idea about the havoc it creates within your body and how it brings you closer to be several life threatening diseases?

Why Quit Smoking

Smoking statistics

Around 90,000 Indians die of tobacco related disease every year

56.6% of cancer in men and 44.8% cancers in…

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Added by Sujeet Katiyar on July 19, 2014 at 8:55pm — 1 Comment

9 Reasons To Stop Drinking Any Kind of Pasteurized Milk

Pasteurization is a dangerous method of heating our foods with tragic side effects which are largely ignored bu the FDA and downplayed by the dairy industry. To accept these facts would be to surrender after a hundred-year war indiscriminately waged against all bacteria--a hundred-year war that has now turned to attack the immune systems of the public. Here are 9 reasons why pasteurization destroys the nutritional and enzymatic value of milk and why you…

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Myths about Heart

1. All kinds of exercise are good for the heart



Among some of the most common myths related to heart care, according to renowned cardiologist Dr Ashok Seth, is that all kinds of exercise is good for the cardiovascular system.



‘A 45-minute brisk walk, or aerobic exercise…

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bhakti-adhikārī – ‘uttama’, ‘madhyama’, ‘kaniṣṭha’

Hare Krishna.

19th July, 2014. Gurgaon.

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Q : How do we define an Uttama, madhyama and Kanishtha Adhikari ?

Ans : Sri Chaitanya Mahāprabhu teaches Sri Sanatana Goswami :

CC Madhya 22.64: “A faithful devotee is a truly eligible candidate for the loving service of the…

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22. Listen to Heart – Have a Worthy Name and Be Worthy by …….

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Hari Bol....

 

22. Listen to Heart – Have a Worthy Name and Be Worthy by …….

 

 

Last month I happened to…

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Bhakti Ka Margdarshan

Lecture on Bhakti Ka Margdarshan by Subhag Swami

(Srila Prabhupada gave His Holiness specific services of translating Gaudiya Vaishnava scriptures & Prabhupada’s books. Also Srila Prabhupada ordered him to preach Krishna Consciousness all over the world.)…

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Different kinds of Perfected Devotees

Lecture on Different kinds of Perfected Devotees by Sivarama Swami on 30 June 2014 at Romania

(Sivarama Swami was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1949. In 1956, during the failed Hungarian revolution, he emigrated with his family to Canada. Sivarama Swami first came in contact with the…

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ISKCON's New Theology

Lecture on ISKCON's New Theology by HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami on 10 June 2014 at North Carolina



(His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami appeared in this world in 1957 in England. He joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in London in 1975 and was initiated in that year with…

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Lord Krishna's Exchange with Queen Rukmini

Lecture on Lord Krishna's Exchange with Queen Rukmini by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami at ISKCON Durban

(Originally from New Zealand, Bhakti Caitanya Swami joined the Hare Krishna movement in London, early in 1973. Almost a year before, as a philosophy student at Auckland University,…

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Dhruva Charitra

Lecture on Dhruva Charitra by HG Nitaisevini Mataji on 26 Jan 2014 at ISKCON Vizag

Nitaisevini Devi Dasi was born in Mumbai in a Gujarati Business family, conventional followers of the Pushtimarg. Later she with her family shifted to Hyderabad in 1984, since then she was closely connected to ISKCON…

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The Difference between Mechanical Religion and Bhakti

Lecture on The Difference between Mechanical Religion and Bhakti by HG Madhavananda Prabhu on 22 May 2014 at Durban

(Madhavananda Das, joined ISKCON in Los Angeles in 1982. He moved to Bhubaneswar Orissa in 1993 where he has been living since. He was instructed by Sri…

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