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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

Learn How to be Good

Jun 2, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Kandy, Sri Lanka

भगवद्गीता – विज्ञान का राजा

Apr 13, 2015

हिन्दी; Kuruksetra, Haryana, India

Offences Against The Name of Love

May 24, 2015

English with தமிழ் translation; Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

प्रश्नोत्तरी

Apr 13, 2015

हिन्दी; Kuruksetra, Haryana, India

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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...150

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...319

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...204

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...1037

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...1528

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How grhasthas should live in Krishna Consciousness

Concerning how to induce grhasthas to take part in Krishna Consciousness activities rather than in activities of Maya, it is very simple: they should attend the temple program rigidly. Morning arati, classes, sankirtana. We have given houses with the purpose to execute devotional service exactly like the Brahmacaris and sannyasis. Otherwise, why purchase houses near the temple? The whole idea is to live near the temple and take advantage of the temple program.The householding community in Los Angeles or any of our temples is not meant to be independent from the temple program.... Expand>

Concerning how to induce grhasthas to take part in Krishna Consciousness activities rather than in activities of Maya, it is very simple: they should attend the temple program rigidly. Morning arati, classes, sankirtana. We have given houses with the purpose to execute devotional service exactly like the Brahmacaris and sannyasis. Otherwise, why purchase houses near the temple? The whole idea is to live near the temple and take advantage of the temple program.The householding community in Los Angeles or any of our temples is not meant to be independent from the temple program.

(From Srila Prabhupada's letter to Jayatirtha - Bombay 1 May 1974)

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From enviousness to friendship for all

Our enviousness has begun from Krsna, and therefore it has expanded in so many ways. And in our ordinary life we are envious. We are envious of our friends, envious of our father, our son even, what to speak of others -- businessmen, nation, society, community, only enviousness, matsarata. "Why he should go ahead?" I become envious. This is material nature.... Expand>

Our enviousness has begun from Krsna, and therefore it has expanded in so many ways. And in our ordinary life we are envious. We are envious of our friends, envious of our father, our son even, what to speak of others -- businessmen, nation, society, community, only enviousness, matsarata. "Why he should go ahead?" I become envious. This is material nature.

So when one understands Krsna -- he is Krsna conscious -- he becomes nonenvious, no more envious. He wants to become friend. Suhrdah sarva-bhutanam.

So this Krsna consciousness movement means we want to become friends of everyone. Because they are suffering without Krsna consciousness, we are going door to door, city to city, village to village, town to town to preach this Krsna consciousness. And by the grace of Krsna we are attracting the attention of intelligent class of men.

So if we continue this process, not to become envious... That is animal nature, dog's nature, hog's nature. Human nature should be para-duhkha-duhkhi. One should be very unhappy by seeing others in miserable condition. So everyone is suffering for want of Krsna consciousness. Our only business is to awaken his Krsna consciousness, and the whole world will be happy.

Anartha upasamam saksad bhakti-yogam adhoksaje, lokasya ajanatah. People have no knowledge about it. So we have to push on this movement. Lokasyajan..., vidvams cakre satvata-samhitam. Srimad-Bhagavatam. So another name of Krsna consciousness movement is bhagavata-dharma. Bhagavata-dharma. If we accept it, then the whole human society will be happy.

(From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.6 --  Vrndavana, April 23, 1975)

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Be purified by hearing chanting then preach

By hearing simply Srimad-Bhagavatam, by hearing chanting of Hare Krsna mantra, you will be purified. Nityam bhagavata-sevaya. Nasta-prayesu abhadresu nityam bhagavata-sevaya [SB 1.2.18]. We are opening centers all over the world just to give the people this opportunity, nityam bhagavata-sevaya. Then, as soon as the heart is cleansed by hearing about Krsna... Caitanya Mahaprabhu recommends that: yare dekha, tare kaha krsna-upadesa [Cc. Madhya 7.128]. This Srimad-Bhagavatam is also krsna-upadesa because by hearing Srimad-Bhagavatam, you will be interested in Krsna: upadesa about Krsna. That is also krsna-upadesa, and the upadesa, instruction, given by Krsna, that is also krsna-upadesa.... Expand>

By hearing simply Srimad-Bhagavatam, by hearing chanting of Hare Krsna mantra, you will be purified. Nityam bhagavata-sevaya. Nasta-prayesu abhadresu nityam bhagavata-sevaya [SB 1.2.18]. We are opening centers all over the world just to give the people this opportunity, nityam bhagavata-sevaya.

Then, as soon as the heart is cleansed by hearing about Krsna... Caitanya Mahaprabhu recommends that: yare dekha, tare kaha krsna-upadesa [Cc. Madhya 7.128]. This Srimad-Bhagavatam is also krsna-upadesa because by hearing Srimad-Bhagavatam, you will be interested in Krsna: upadesa about Krsna. That is also krsna-upadesa, and the upadesa, instruction, given by Krsna, that is also krsna-upadesa.

So this is the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, that you go and preach and make propaganda about krsna-upadesa. This is Krsna consciousness movement. We are teaching all our men how to spread krsna-upadesa, how to spread Krsna consciousness. Then anartha upasamam saksat. Then all the unwanted things he has contaminated will be finished. Then pure consciousness... Pure consciousness is Krsna consciousness.

(From Srila Prabhupada's class on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.7 -- Vrndavana, April 24, 1975)

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Chant Hare Krsna. Cleanse your mind. All dirty things will go

Madhudvisa: You were talking about enviousness, Srila Prabhupada. And we see that this even sometimes pervades in our own Society. Prabhupada: Because you are not yet perfect, that means. You are not yet perfect. You are trying to be perfect. Now be perfect. Madhudvisa: Is there a way, a specific way to counteract this bad quality of enviousness? Prabhupada: And yes, just chant Hare Krsna. Cleanse your mind. All dirty things will go. Because you neglect to chant regularly, therefore the dirty things remain.... Expand>

Madhudvisa: You were talking about enviousness, Srila Prabhupada. And we see that this even sometimes pervades in our own Society.

Prabhupada: Because you are not yet perfect, that means. You are not yet perfect. You are trying to be perfect. Now be perfect.

Madhudvisa: Is there a way, a specific way to counteract this bad quality of enviousness?

Prabhupada: And yes, just chant Hare Krsna. Cleanse your mind. All dirty things will go. Because you neglect to chant regularly, therefore the dirty things remain.

(Srila Prabhupada -- April 2, 1975, Mayapur)

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