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Students Attended New Vrindaban

Hare Krsna!

I am happy to report that I was able to take another group of students to New Vrindaban yesterday. This was the largest group to date--43 students. While there, they toured the world famous Palace of Gold, heard a discourse on cow protection, learned many of the stories behind the altars, participated in the chanting of the Holy Names and ecstatic dancing during aarti, and enjoyed prasad.

The students were all well-behaved and inquisitive. Several students…

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Added by Ananta Sesa dasa, Bh.S on September 26, 2016 at 10:32 — 2 Comments


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Srila Prabhupada's arrival in the USA





These excerpts have been taken from Satswarup dasa Goswami's Prabhupada-lilamrita ch 11-12.
Srila Prabhupada's Departure for preaching in the west.

With the manuscript for Volume Three complete and with the money to print it, Bhaktivedanta Swami once again entered the…
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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 22, 2016 at 22:46 — No Comments


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Third month of Caturmasya begins

"The Caturmasya period begins in the month of Ashadha (June-July) from the day of Ekadasi called Sayana-ekadasi, in the fortnight of the waxing moon. The period ends in the month of Kartika (October-November) on the Ekadasi day known as Utthana-ekadasi, in the fortnight of the waxing moon. This four-month period is known as Caturmasya.…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 16, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments


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Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava‎

Today is a very sacred day in our line. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu took sannyasa and began to search for his brother Visvarupa. While searching, on this day He found out that he was in Pandarapur, and that he had left his body. He had taken samadhi on the bank of the river Bhima. Then, on this day,…
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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 15, 2016 at 13:29 — No Comments


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Acceptance of sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada

 

Srila Prabhupada accepts Sannyasa, 1959

 

“One night, Abhay had an unusual dream. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta appeared before him, beckoning. He was asking Abhay to leave home and take sannyasa. Abhay awoke…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 15, 2016 at 13:25 — No Comments


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Ananta Caturdasi Vrata

There are no indications that Gaudiya Vaisnavas perform any extra functions or austerities for this vrata. Of all the vratas assigned to caturdasi, the Anantacaturdasi-vrata (Bhadrapada sukla caturdasi) seems to be the most important and widely observed. It is also called 'Anantapadmanabha-vrata'. Lord Visnu is believed to…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 14, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments


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Srila Haridasa Thakura Disappearance

Haridasa Thakura

The Supreme Lord Anantadeva Himself praises Haridasa Thakura, "Even Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva always desire to associate with such Devotees as Haridasa. And the demigods desire to touch the transcendental body of Haridasa. Simply by saying his name, Haridasa, one will be promoted to Krishna's abode." (Chaitanya Bhagavata). (In the image: Shrila Haridas Thakur).

   As Prahlada Maharaja appeared in a family of demons and Hanuman appeared…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 14, 2016 at 18:54 — No Comments


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Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Appearance

Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur

    Sri Sacidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura appeared in 1838 in a wealthy family in the Nadia district, West Bengal. He revealed that he is an eternal associate of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu by his…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 14, 2016 at 18:47 — No Comments

The Krsna consciousness movement is not a sentimental religious movement

"The Krsna consciousness movement is not a sentimental religious movement; it is a movement for the reformation of all the anomalies of human society. If people take to it seriously, discharging this duty scientifically, as ordered by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the world will see peace and prosperity instead of being confused and hopeless under useless governments."…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 13, 2016 at 23:31 — No Comments


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Srila Sri Jiva Goswami Appearance

Jiva Goswami

Appearing as the nephew of Shri Rupa and Sanatana Goswamis, Shri Jiva Goswami displayed all the charming features of a mahapurusa (divine person). He had lotus eyes, a high nose and forehead, broad chest, long arms, and a radiant golden body. (In the image: Shrila Jiva Goswami).

   Appearing as the nephew of Shri Rupa and Sanatana Goswamis, Shri Jiva Goswami displayed all the charming features of a mahapurusa (divine person). He had…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 13, 2016 at 10:59 — No Comments


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Sri Vamana Dwadashi : Appearance of Sri Vamana Deva

Lord Vamanadeva appeared within this world from the womb of Aditi, the mother of the gods. He appeared at midday on the shravan-dvadasi, the 12th day of the lunar month of Shravan when the moon is waxing.

There are many lessons for Vaishnavas to learn from the narration of His activities, as found in the 8th canto, 18th chapter of the Bhagavat Purana…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 13, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

You should be tolerant

Suppose you are in this Kṛṣṇa conscious society. Now, you cannot expect that all the members of the society will be first-class men. How can we expect? We are collecting members of the society from all classes of men. So there may be a…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 12, 2016 at 0:35 — No Comments


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Radhastami

From a lecture spoken by Srila Prabhupada

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Radhastami, Srimati Radharani's Appearance Day.

Montreal, August 30, 1968



Radharani is the pleasure potency of Krishna. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Just try to understand. Krishna is the…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 9, 2016 at 12:07 — No Comments


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Radhastami

As today is Radhastami, please enjoy this lecture in celebration. Hare Krsna!

Radhastami

lecture by Srila Prabhupada at Montreal,…

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Added by Ananta Sesa dasa, Bh.S on September 9, 2016 at 7:23 — No Comments

give all of your energy and service to Krishna

"I am requesting all of my disciples that for this one lifetime you give all of your energy and service to Krishna. The spiritual force is eternal, so to give simply one lifetime to Krishna is not a very difficult thing. And yet if we are serious in executing the devotional principles, this one lifetime of service to Krishna will absolute and final solution to all the problems of life. Sincere devotional service in even one…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 8, 2016 at 5:32 — No Comments


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Lalita Sasti : Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 7, 2016 at 10:56 — No Comments


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Sri Sita Thakurani Appearance

  

Sita Thakurani lived in Shantipura as the eternal wife of Shri Advaita Acharya Prabhu. She was always absorbed in vatsalya-prema (paternal love) for Shri Gaurasundara. Just after Shri Chaitanya's appearance, Sita Thakurani came to Mayapur. She brought a basket full of dresses, ornaments, silken children's clothes, jeweled…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 6, 2016 at 13:35 — No Comments

Hare Krsna Movement Taking Over Italy !

Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 5, 2016 at 17:27 — No Comments

Oneness and Difference, Simultaneously. Acintya bheda abheda tattva.

Oneness and Difference, Simultaneously. Acintya bheda abheda tattva.

Just as all humans are one, yet each race has its specialty traits, this is on account of the originating source. We are simultaneously one yet different. Similarly, all living things have spirit souls, and Spirit is One, yet each retains their sweet uniqueness of qualities,…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 5, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

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