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August 2015 Blog Posts (42)


Bhakti Sastri
Balarama Purnima

The left altar at Sri Tota Gopinatha Temple features Lord Balarama with Revati and Varuni on His left and right

BALARAMA'S CHILDHOOD

During their formative years Sri Balarama and his younger brother Sri Krishna played and acted just like normal…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 29, 2015 at 11:25 — No Comments

Lord Balarama's Birthday!!!!

Today is an extra special day for me, as it also the anniversary of my first Initiation!!!!  Plus Lord Balarama is AWESOME!!!!!!  Who doesn't love the incarnation of…

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Added by Parvati Devi Dasi A. Bh.S on August 29, 2015 at 6:00 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Srila Rupa Goswami Disappearance

Rupa Goswami

In 1517, Shri Rupa Goswami and Shri Sanatana Goswami, his elder brother, came to Vrindavana to fulfill four orders of Lord Chaitanya's: (1) Uncover Shri Krishna's lost pastime places. (2) Install Deities, start puja. (3) Write bhakti-shastras. (4) Propagate the rules of bhakti-yoga. (In the wallpaper: Rupa amd Sanatana Goswamis, Lord Shri Gopintha in Jaipur and Temple of Madan Mohan, Shri Vrindavan Dham).

   In 1517, Shri Rupa Goswami…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 26, 2015 at 21:37 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Srila Gauridasa Pandit Disappearance

Gauridasa Pandit

"Gauridasa, My Murti form is as good as I am," said Lord Gauranga, "We will forever remain in your home to accept your service." (In the image: Shri Shri Gaura Nitay Deities of Shrila Gauridasa Pandit).

   "Gauridasa Pandit, the emblem of the most elevated devotional service in love of Godhead, had the greatest potency to receive and deliver such love. Making Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda the Lords of his life, Gauridasa Pandit…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 26, 2015 at 21:29 — No Comments

WOMEN ...THE PROTECTORS OF DHARMA OF BHARATA, courtesy Viswambhara Priya dd.

Divorce, Remarriage & Widowhood;…
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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 26, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Ekadasi Day

Today is Ekadasi.  It is also the first day of school for local schools and OSU. It is also Truck Day at my job. So many distractions, But still, IT IS EKADASI!!!!  Remember Krishna. Having a wee bit hard time doing that, so came on here to remind myself: Krishna Krishna Krishna.  Have a good, non-grumpy fast everyone, or if it is already over for you, hope it was a non-grumpy fast lol.

Added by Parvati Devi Dasi A. Bh.S on August 25, 2015 at 17:11 — 2 Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Radha Govinda Jhulan Yatra Begins

The swing festival of Radha-Krsna. The Deities ride on an elaborately decorated swing.

Deities in the temples are swung on a swing. Some of the main temples that this festival is celebrated at are the Banke Bihari Temple and the…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 25, 2015 at 11:13 — No Comments

That fragmental portion, when liberated from the bodily entanglement, revives its original spiritual body in the spiritual sky in a spiritual planet

Chapter 15: The Yoga of the Supreme Person

TEXT 7
mamaivamso jiva-loke

jiva-bhutah sanatanah

manah-sasthanindriyani

prakrti-sthani karsati…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 24, 2015 at 21:39 — 1 Comment

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 24, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

I Lost My Shoes in Vrindavana

Hah haaa! I actually carve my initials into my flip-flops and lock them together with a combo mini-padlock, for real. I also keep a chain in my suitcase and chain it to the bench on the trains or when visiting Calcutta.…

Вайшнавский Юмор's photo.
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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 24, 2015 at 12:30 — 4 Comments

FIRST OF ALL PAY THE FEES

Palaka Dasa's photo.

FIRST OF ALL PAY THE…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 24, 2015 at 8:50 — No Comments

False Guru Should be Killed

William Arz ; Srila Prabhupada: "So Kṛṣṇa has enemies. Arisudana. And He has to kill them. Kṛṣṇa has got two businesses: paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṁ vināśāya ca duṣkṛtam [Bg. 4.8]. Miscreants... They are miscreants. The demons who challenge Kṛṣṇa, who want to compete with Kṛṣṇa, who want to share with the property of Kṛṣṇa, they are all enemies…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 23, 2015 at 19:14 — 2 Comments

Don't make things so complicated. It's very simple

The Bhaktivedanta Archives's photo.

"You cook samosas. You chant beautifully, you have love for Krishna. What else is needed?"

Sudama: Srila Prabhupada saw me come in.…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 22, 2015 at 18:37 — No Comments

The Lord is to be Worshipped by one's own consciousness, not by material substances

The Lord is to be Worshipped by one's own consciousness, not by material substances - by waving lamps, lighting incense, offering flowers or even food or sandal paste. HE is attained without the least effort: HE is worshipped by…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 22, 2015 at 14:08 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Srila Tulsi Das Appearance

He was the composer of the original Ramayana into Sanskrit. He lived in Varanasi till death. The name of Tulsi ghat is after him. He was great poet in Hindi, Indian, world literature and founded the temple Sankat mochan.…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 22, 2015 at 11:48 — 3 Comments

moral crisis, 2015

Brandon Weber's photo.
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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 20, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Prabhupada Connect Memorial ; Mrs. Rita McNaughton, Bhaktin Mom-ji.

Received from our Godbrother Sriman Padmapani Dasa;

I wish to inform the Vaisnava community that a great soul has passed from our midst. Her name was Rita McNaughton --…
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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 20, 2015 at 12:00 — 5 Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Srila Raghunandana Thakur Disappearance

Raghunandana Thakura

The deity of baby Raghunandana on the lap of his mother at his birthplace, Sri Khanda. Courtesy of Sakhicharan dasa.

   Being called away on medical business, Mukunda Dasa once asked his young son, Raghunandana, to offer the raja bhoga to the family Deity of Gopinatha. Raghunandana prepared everything timely, carefully, and with great devotion. When he made the offering he remembered his…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 18, 2015 at 10:52 — No Comments

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