May 162017
 

By Giriraj Swami Hearing His Holiness Niranjana Swami’s wonderful talk, I felt we were being elevated to the spiritual world. He quoted from Visnujana Maharaja. Visnujana had a program in which he went by boat along the Ganges River, in Bengal, and chanted the holy names all day, stopping at villages along the way and […more]

May 162017
 

By Gargamuni das It was 1981 and early in my senior year of high school, I was walking out of the East Brook Mall in Willimantic Connecticut with two friends named Steve Walton and Clyde Hall. In my hand I was holding a bag with Jimmy Hendrix’s “Axis Bold As Love” album in it, that […more]

May 162017
 

Answers supplied by H.H. Romapada Swami Question: My question is how to break habits? How can one become serious and follow Srila Prabhupada’s instructions more closely? Answer: Retraction of bad habits was compared by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura as being synonymous to the jiva’s returning back to the spiritual world, because in effect these bad habits […more]

May 152017
 

By HG Bhuvana Pavani Devi Dasi Lord Caitanya then inquired: What is the most profitable thing in the world, the essence of all auspicious events? Ramananda Raya replied that there is nothing as profitable as the association of pure devotees.” (Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Page 341) When did I meet Srila Prabhupada? The year Srila […more]

May 152017
 

By Kesava Krsna dasa – GRS There are a myriad of instructions on how to chant japa. All of them serve to help us achieve success. In spite of the varied nuances and techniques, why are we plagued with anarthas, struggling to reach a semblance of nistha, from which to springboard to higher levels of […more]

May 152017
 

Cancer is becoming a more and more common disease, also amongst devotees. Infact, it is becoming one of the main causes leading to death. Dealing now with this diagnose for the second time inspires me to try and share some little insights, hoping that it might help others who will be facing a similar situation. […more]

May 152017
 

By Atmananda dasa, ACBSP 2017 Krishna says, “Surrender unto Me…”, and that may sound very simple and clear. However, there are many possible layers of realization of that instruction, as well as various possible applications. Some say that our surrender, and advancement in Krishna consciousness, depend wholly on the mercy of the spiritual master and […more]

May 142017
 

As Srila Prabhupada was getting into his car, an Indian gentleman congratulated him on his lecture. Prabhupada put his hands together in respectful pranamas, and slightly lowered his head. “Thank you,” Srila Prabhupada said humbly. On the return journey to the temple, Prabhupada chanted half-audibly in the back seat of the car, looking out the […more]

May 142017
 

“If there is some discrepancy anywhere, some non-cooperation, fighting, or if the work is slow or not to the standard, it is to be supposed that the person or persons in charge are not very much attached to Krishna. That means they will discriminate: my engagement is not good, other’s engagement is good, like that. […more]

May 142017
 

Nectarine meditations (1) yat pītaṁ śrutivāṅ manobhir aniśaṁ tṛṣṇāpradaṁ tvadbhutaṁ
saṁsārāmaya hāryapi praṇayajonmādāndhya mohādikṛt
śaśvac carvitam eva bhūri rasadaṁ dehādi hṛt puṣṭidaṁ
taj jīyād amṛta spṛhā haram idaṁ govinda līlāmṛtam (5) All glories to Śrī Govinda Līlāmṛta, the immortal nectar pastimes of Śrī Govinda, which defeats the nectar of the gods, or the desire for liberation, which constantly […more]