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Lord Caitanya never tried to be the master of the holy name; rather He taught us how to be servants of the holy name.

Gurudas Guru said; "We will establish hundreds of temples, and they will all be very opulent. But if we do not follow the instruction of the Spiritual Master, they will just be showbottle. Do you know what showbottle means? It means colored water in a bottle which looks just like medicine, but which does not work."

(Srila Prabhupada, Room conversation NY July 1970)

"It is to be understood…

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Parasurama Jayanti

Once King Kartavirya Arjuna (Sahasrarjuna) and his army visited Jamadagni, a brahmin sage, who fed his guest and the whole army with his divine cow Surabhi; the king demanded the magical cow and Jamadagni refused because he needed the cow for his religious ceremonies. King Kartavirya Arjuna (Sahasrarjuna) sent his soldiers to take the cow and Parashurama…

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Aksaya Tritya – Candana Yatra Starts

Candana Yatra is a festival during the hot season in India in which the Deities are covered with sandalwood paste (candana) to cool Them. (This is generally impractical in the West, where it is cold during this time.)

For 21 days with the Utsava Vigrahas covered in chandan. The Deities are covered completely…

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How the Holy Name Blooms Into Kṛṣṇa’s Beautiful Form by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

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nitya-līlā praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda

Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti…

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Prabhupāda: He's a rascal, and he was given in charge. Another rascal, Śyāmasundara. What he's doing, sitting and..., only?

Gaura Sundara Das Śrīla Prabhupāda Says - [Regarding how politics, diplomacy, fraud, cheating should not be tolerated in our ISKCON society]



Prabhupāda: He's a rascal, and he was given in charge. Another rascal, Śyāmasundara. What he's doing, sitting and..., only?



Brahmānanda: Just sitting and writing things that cannot be…

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Sri Gadadhara Pandit Appearance

    Sri Gadadhar was the consant companion of Mahaprabhu from the time of their childhood. His father's name was Sri Madhva Misra and his mother's name Sri Ratnavati-devi. They lived very near the house of Sri Jagannatha Misra in Mayapura. Ratnavati-devi thought of Saci-devi as her own sister, and always used to visit…

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Srila Vrindavana Dasa Thakura Disappearance

In her childhood, Narayani Devi, neice of Srivasa Pandit, became mad with love of God upon receiving the mercy of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Later she gave birth to Vrindavana Dasa, who was the last disciple of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. On his guru's order he wrote Sri Caitanya Bhagavata.

It is…

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Devotee: Srila Prabhupada, why has it taken so long for a pure devotee to come to the West?

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Devotee: Srila Prabhupada, why has it taken so long for a pure devotee to come to the West? Has the West been so sinful that no pure devotee has come before Your Divine Grace?

Prabhupada: Don’t be sorry. At that time, you were so sinful that you could not receive a pure devotee.

Devotee: Yes. Once in a lecture a lady asked…

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KALI YUGA IN THE SHASTRAS

KALI YUGA IN THE SHASTRAS

... Thanks to Shriman Kunjabihari Adhikari for this post.



The Himalayas stood serene and immovable. The world below them basked in glory. "It won't be like this much longer," Lomasa Rsi warned them. "It's coming soon, the KaliYuga. The Celestials will disappear from our vision. In the Kali Yuga, the splendour of the earth will shrivel up. Virtue will be…

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specific transcendental mellow in which he is eternally related.

"In the Bhagwat Geeta (Bg. 10.10) it is clearly stated as how Lord Shrila Govinda Deva instructs his bonafide devotee. He says that persons who are constantly engaged in His transcendental loving service are awarded by Him an attachment for Him by enlightenment of theistic knowledge. And by this awakening of Divine Consciousness the devotee is enabled to relish the specific transcendental mellow in which he is eternally…

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Sri Sri Madana-mohan, Sri Guru

Jaya Radhe Byard shared her post.…
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do not divert your attention unnecessarily to other, "mam ekam," only unto Me, otherwise your spiritual life will not be very progressive.

Letter to Pat Keller

I am very glad to hear that you are very serious to become a devotee of Krsna, and that your Christian background has led you to Krsna Consciousness. Actually there is no difference or contradiction between Christian religion and Krsna Consciousness movement, and because the science of…

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Glories of Srimati Tulsi devi

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Srila Abhirama Gopala Thakura Disappearance

According to Gaura-Ganodesha-Dipika (12) in Krishna-lila he was Shridama, one of the 12 prominent boy cowherd friends of Shri Krishna.

   Shri Abhirama Gopal Thakura  was also known as Shri Rama Das. He was a great Devotee of Lord…

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Then they will kill me...

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Re ; Origin of the Soul ; NOT in some void Tatastha as speculators suggest...

Re ; Origin of the Soul ; NOT in some void Tatastha as speculators and those who cannot conceive of infinity, or must preach to them, try to say ...

Srila Prabhupada in his purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 4.28.54:

"The original home of the living entity and the Supreme…

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Srila Isha putra (Jesus of the Christ) Disappearance

Jesus Christ Was a Guru



Srila Prabhupada recognizes Lord Jesus Christ as "the son of God, the representative of God... our guru... our spiritual master," yet he has some sharp words for those who currently claim to be Christ's followers...

The…

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Gita part 1, Ananta Sesa Das Prabhu.

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Beginning of Salagrama and Tulasi Jala Dana



In this month the sun moves into Mesha rasi (Aries), and the new year begins according to many calanders.



Keshava Vrata starts; for one month one should control the senses, sleep on the earth, bath twice daily in a river, worship the Lord and give cloth, sugar, sesame,…

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