Lectures

Why There Cannot be Religions of Peace ?

Jul 4, 2015

English; Singapore, Singapore

Bhagavad-gītā 5.29

Krsna Will Surely Help You

Jun 4, 2009

English; Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Assorted Lectures

Lord Buddha and Ahimsa

Jun 21, 2015

English; Kandy, Sri Lanka

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.3.24

Mahakosa, Mahabhoga, Mahadhana

Jun 19, 2015

English; Kandy, Sri Lanka

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 433-435

Krsna's Mercy is Essential

Jun 15, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Colombo, Sri Lanka

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.2.23

All Attractive

Jun 14, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Colombo, Sri Lanka

Freedom from Rebirth for All

Jun 14, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Colombo, Sri Lanka

400 Years of Caitanya-caritamrta

Jun 7, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Kandy, Sri Lanka

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta 3.20.144-146

Questions & Answers, Session-2

Jun 7, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Kandy, Sri Lanka

Questions & Answers, Session-1

Jun 6, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Kandy, Sri Lanka

Institutional and Individual Needs

Sep 4, 2008

English; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.1.11

Anartha

Jun 6, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Kandy, Sri Lanka

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 432

सभी विघ्नों के नाश का उपाय

Apr 19, 2015

हिन्दी; Rajpura, Punjab, India

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.17

Artha

Jun 6, 2015

English; Kandy, Sri Lanka

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 431

आधे श्लोक से निराकारवाद का खंडन

Apr 19, 2015

हिन्दी; Chandigarh, Punjab, India

Bhagavad-gītā 7.7

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Paying Taxes

Jul 21, 2014

Question: How important is it to pay taxes?

Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi

Jul 21, 2014

Question: Should devotees observe a full fast of abstaining from water on Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi? Some devotees, don’t go to bed on Ekadashi, they stay awake all night and as soon as the night is over, they go to sleep. What should our attitude be?

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Sravanam Kirtanam Camp in London 2015

Jul 6, 2015, Announcements

The event is scheduled to be held at the ISKCON Crawley Centre (just outside London, near Gatwick airport) from Friday 21st till 23rd Sunday August 2015. Classes will be given by Guru Maharaja in English and the theme for the retreat is Bhaktisiddhanta vani. Read more...175

Sravanam Kirtanam Camp USA 2015

Jun 24, 2015, Announcements

We are very enlivened to announce that this year will mark the first Sravanam-Kirtanam Camp with His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami in the USA. The event is scheduled to be held at Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji Temple, ISKCON Dallas, Texas, and last three days - Friday, September 25th to Sunday, September 27th, 2015. Most classes will be given by Guru Maharaja, His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami. His Grace Haripada prabhu and Her Grace Phalini Mataji will be leading kirtan and bhajans, and His Grace Mahat-Tattva prabhu will be giving a class, entitled “Liberal Distributor - Conservative Practitioner.” Read more...347

Lika Summer Camp 2015, Croatia

Jun 23, 2015, Announcements

We are happy to announce that by Krishna's grace, Lika summer camp will be again held, from 10th till 16th of August 2015. Special guests are HH Prahladananda Swami, HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami, HH Smita Krsna Swami, HH Danavir Goswami, HG Manidhara Prabhu and HG Mahat-tattva Prabhu. Read more...214

Vyasa-puja Offering to Srila Prabhupada, 2014

Nov 21, 2014, Articles

Śrīla Prabhupāda, you are the glorious, incomparable paramahaṁsa whose preaching in the Western world was the only thing of any real importance that ever happened there. Of course, Vyāsa-pūjā offerings are meant for glorifying the guru as the representative and worshiper of Vyāsa. Yet we have learned from you that in the physical absence of the guru, he may be best worshiped by the continuation of his mission. Read more...1069

24/7 online Radio – Bhakti Vikasa Swami Radio

Aug 31, 2014, Announcements

We are pleased to announce the launch of 24/7 Online radio station called "Bhakti Vikasa Swami Radio". On this station, you can hear Maharaj's lectures non-stop throughout the day. Special lectures will be played based on the festival or appearance/disappearance days of previous acharyas. The 24/7 Online radio is available on this page. Read more...1547

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Permanent freedom in krsna-katha

...even a person perpetually condemned to the miseries of material existence can get relief from bondage if he simply agrees to hear only krsna-katha. In this age of Kali, the process of hearing krsna-katha is the most effective means to gain release from unwanted family affection and thus find permanent freedom in life. The age of Kali is full of sinful reactions, and people are more and more addicted to the qualities of this age, but simply by hearing and chanting of krsna-katha one is sure to go back to Godhead. Therefore, people should be trained to hear only krsna-katha -- by all means -- in order to get relief from all miseries.... Expand>

...even a person perpetually condemned to the miseries of material existence can get relief from bondage if he simply agrees to hear only krsna-katha. In this age of Kali, the process of hearing krsna-katha is the most effective means to gain release from unwanted family affection and thus find permanent freedom in life. The age of Kali is full of sinful reactions, and people are more and more addicted to the qualities of this age, but simply by hearing and chanting of krsna-katha one is sure to go back to Godhead. Therefore, people should be trained to hear only krsna-katha -- by all means -- in order to get relief from all miseries.

(From Srila Prabhupada's purport to SB 3.5.44)

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"Religious," altruistic, philanthropic -- and going to hell

Pseudo religionists have neither knowledge nor detachment from material affairs, for most of them want to live in the golden shackles of material bondage under the shadow of philanthropic activities disguised as religious principles. By a false display of religious sentiments, they present a show of devotional service while indulging in all sorts of immoral activities. In this way they pass as spiritual masters and devotees of God. Such violators of religious principles have no respect for the authoritative acaryas, the holy teachers in the strict disciplic succession. ... Instead, to mislead the people in general they themselves become so-called acaryas, but they do not even follow the principles of the acaryas.... Expand>

Pseudo religionists have neither knowledge nor detachment from material affairs, for most of them want to live in the golden shackles of material bondage under the shadow of philanthropic activities disguised as religious principles. By a false display of religious sentiments, they present a show of devotional service while indulging in all sorts of immoral activities. In this way they pass as spiritual masters and devotees of God. Such violators of religious principles have no respect for the authoritative acaryas, the holy teachers in the strict disciplic succession. ... Instead, to mislead the people in general they themselves become so-called acaryas, but they do not even follow the principles of the acaryas.

These rogues are the most dangerous elements in human society. Because there is no religious government, they escape punishment by the law of the state. They cannot, however, escape the law of the Supreme, who has clearly declared in the Bhagavad-gita that envious demons in the garb of religious propagandists shall be thrown into the darkest regions of hell (Bg. 16.19–20). Sri Isopanisad confirms that these pseudo religionists are heading toward the most obnoxious place in the universe after the completion of their spiritual master business, which they conduct simply for sense gratification.

(From Srila Prabhupada's purport to Sri Isopanisad mantra 12)

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Agree to understand the process and follow it scrupulously

Our process of Krishna Consciousness, if it is followed with determination and enthusiasm, automatically it has the effect of fixing us, body, mind and soul, to the Lotus Feet of Lord Krishna, so that all sorts of fluctuations of the material nature, all sorts of difficulties and discrepancies of life are easily withstood. But first you have to agree to understand the process and follow it scrupulously. That is wanting. If I only think I know something, that is mental platform of accept/reject, and an knowledge gathered from the mental platform is like that, tottering and precarious, and it can be immediately rejected at any time.... Expand>

Our process of Krishna Consciousness, if it is followed with determination and enthusiasm, automatically it has the effect of fixing us, body, mind and soul, to the Lotus Feet of Lord Krishna, so that all sorts of fluctuations of the material nature, all sorts of difficulties and discrepancies of life are easily withstood. But first you have to agree to understand the process and follow it scrupulously. That is wanting. If I only think I know something, that is mental platform of accept/reject, and an knowledge gathered from the mental platform is like that, tottering and precarious, and it can be immediately rejected at any time.

(From Srila Prabhupada's letter to: Bhagavatananda  --  New York 8 July, 1972) 

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How success is assured

I am very much pleased that you have opened a very nice center in Madison, Wisconsin. Thank you very much. Now develop it very nicely, and especially make certain that the daily routine program is held nicely and to the regular highest ISKCON standard, that is, you should see that our rising early, holding mangala arati, chanting 16 rounds, reading books, having classes, street sankirtana, etc., go on just to the highest standard and are never for any reason neglected. In this way your success is assured, but if we neglect even for a moment our routine, work, if we allow the regular program to become slack then everything else we may try will fail. ... Expand>

I am very much pleased that you have opened a very nice center in Madison, Wisconsin. Thank you very much. Now develop it very nicely, and especially make certain that the daily routine program is held nicely and to the regular highest ISKCON standard, that is, you should see that our rising early, holding mangala arati, chanting 16 rounds, reading books, having classes, street sankirtana, etc., go on just to the highest standard and are never for any reason neglected. In this way your success is assured, but if we neglect even for a moment our routine, work, if we allow the regular program to become slack then everything else we may try will fail.

(From Srila Prabhupada's letter to Rudra, Radhika - Calcutta 20 February 1972)

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