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“O Narada, I am not in Vaikuntha nor am I in the hearts of the yogis.  I remain where My devotees glorify My name, form, qualities and transcendental pastimes.” (Padma Purana). How many of us are fortunate to have not just good friends, but close friends with whom we can phone at any time, and for no particular reason, than to simply share a Krishna conscious realization? To be able to say we are there, and there, with a balanced blend of service with shared association, practical and esoteric harmony, the benefits of real Krishna katha is the gel to unite on all fronts.  “The discussion of spiritual matters amongst devotees is beneficial for everyone, without exception.” (SB 4.22.19 purport)
By Kesava Krsna Dasa “O Narada, I am not in Vaikuntha nor am I in the hearts of the yogis. I remain where My devotees glorify My name, form, qualities and transcendental pastimes.” (Padma Purana).…
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Brahma-samhita (5.50)  “I worship the primeval Lord, Govinda. Ganesha always holds His lotus feet upon the pair of tumuli protruding from his elephant head in order to obtain power for his function of destroying all obstacles on the path of progress in the three worlds.” A devotee who is aspiring to obtain pure devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead may pray to Ganesha to remove all impediments on the path of spiritual progress. “Vinayaka (Ganesha) is effulgent like millions of suns. In all our matters, we pray to him to remove all our hurdles and impediments.”
By Ganesh das Brahma-samhita (5.50) “I worship the primeval Lord, Govinda. Ganesha always holds His lotus feet upon the pair of tumuli protruding from his elephant head in order to obtain power fo…
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KK Bindu #374 includes: Never before translated prayers to Gadadhar Pandit, and a story of Krishna and Arjuna talking with a wise jackal. In honor of the upcoming festival for the appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit this edition includes some special prayers to him. Contents of this edition includes:
* AVOID BEING MISLED – His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada speaks about the importance for devotees to know siddhanta.
* EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE – Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada speaks about the universality of chanting the Lord’s names.
* KRISHNA CRUSHES THE DEVOTEE’S PRIDE – Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja tells a story about a corpse, a jackal, and Krishna and Arjuna.
* PRAYERS TO SRI GADADHAR PANDIT – A collection of various meditations and prayers, translated for the first time especially for this issue of Bindu.
It can be downloaded here: https://archive.org/details/bindu374
The latest issue of Sri Krishna-kathamrita Bindu e-magazine was just released. KK Bindu #374 includes: Never before translated prayers to Gadadhar Pandit, and a story of Krishna and Arjuna talking …
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Deena Bandhu Das: The Babas at Simhasta Kumbha Mela Ujjain! On one side of the Kshipra River are all the Vaishnava Sadhus and the other side are the Shaivaites. Today, Vittalrukmini wandered on both sides of the river and took pics of the Sadhus we see at Kumbha Mela!
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Simhastha Kumbh Ujjain – 2016 (Album with 63 photos) Deena Bandhu Das: The Babas at Simhasta Kumbha Mela Ujjain! On one side o…
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The Yamuna is one of the many rivers in India that are sacred to Hindus. On its banks lies the city of Vrindavan, believed to be the birthplace of the Lord Krishna.
Shaunaka Rishi Das from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies has visited the Yamuna many times over several decades. In this edition of the A-Z of Things Unseen, he recalls some key moments of spiritual awakening and growth which he experienced on the banks of the sacred river.
Among them is a challenge thrown out by an old man during his first ever bath in the Yamuna with a group of devotees from Ireland. Other seminal experiences include a close encounter with a snake, and the insights Shaunaka gained after he scattered his wife’s ashes in the sacred river: rather than him returning his wife to Krishna, he realized, she had been his all along and only shared her husband’s life “as a loan” from God. With that insight came acceptance of her death.
The A-Z of Things Unseen is an eclectic mix of voices from different faiths (as well as some doubters), each tackling a concept of their choice from a personal perspective.
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A-Z of Things Unseen: Y is for Yamuna (5 min audio) The Yamuna is one of the many rivers in India that are sacred to Hindus. On its banks lies the city of Vrindavan, believed to be the birthplace o…
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Chaitanya Charan Das: We like our job one day and detest it the next day; we feel excited about our devotional activities sometimes and bored at other times.
Why does our mind oscillate like this?
Because it has learnt from experience that the charm of worldly objects doesn’t last for long.
This lesson can help us realize that no material object can ever offer us lasting satisfaction. However, the mind evades this realization by imagining that the past worldly objects were not enjoyable because something was wrong in the practical details. “I don’t like my job because my boss is lousy.” Due to this blunder of judgment, the mind keeps us entrapped at the material level with the futile hope that we will become happy if we just get the next worldly object alluring us from round the corner.
More damagingly, the mind doesn’t let us stay fixed when we do contact the one object that can offer lasting satisfaction: Krishna. He is eternal and eternally enchanting. Yet due to its default oscillatory habit, the mind imagines that the charm of Krishna will also not last long. So it starts looking for something externally new in devotional service without going deep into the remembrance of Krishna. The mind thus causes us to look here and there and everywhere –except straight towards Krishna. No wonder that we frequently trip on our devotional path, and thereby suffer unnecessary slips and falls.
If we strengthen our intelligence by deep deliberation on the nature of the mind, then the Bhagavad-gita (03.43) assures us that we won’t fall for its traps and trips.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03 Text 43
“Thus knowing oneself to be transcendental to the material senses, mind and intelligence, O mighty-armed Arjuna, one should steady the mind by deliberate spiritual intelligence [Krishna consciousness] and thus – by spiritual strength – conquer this insatiable enemy known as lust.”
The mind traps us materially and trips us spiritually. Chaitanya Charan Das: We like our job one day and detest it the next day; we feel excited about our devotional activities sometimes and bored…
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You see these temples that we are living in, they are not in Kaliyuga. So long as the devotees are taking shelter of Holy name. this is Satya in this room as soon as you go out it is Kali. Why? because everyone here is simply surcharging everything with the holy name of Krishna. As soon as we forget the name, we are in Kaliyuga. As long as we are remembering, we are in spiritual world. We are liberated. Prabhuapda used to tell us in the earliest days, that all my disciples are liberated. We were just looking at each other like,we are liberated..? (laughter) we had so many horrible desires in our minds. Some devotees they are not even following the 4 regulative principles. He said all my disciples are liberated. Devotees challenged Prabhupada, we don’t want to contradict you without thinking but we don’t feel liberated. He said the fact is that you are acting on the liberated stage. The fact is that you are chanting the holy names of the Lord regularly, and humbly serving your spiritual master, following 4 regulative principles, you are acting as the liberated souls. The only thing is you haven’t yet realized the position you are on. You are on liberated position, we haven’t realized it. But gradually by associating with the liberated position, pure devotional service you will realize it.
By Radhanath Swami You see these temples that we are living in, they are not in Kali-yuga. So long as the devotees are taking shelter of Holy name. this is Satya in this room as soon as you go out…
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NBS # 36 Features: 1) What Caused Sati To Destroy Her Body?
His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
2) Virabhadra Beheads Daksa
Conversation between Maitreya and Vidura
3) Lord Shiva’s Mercy On Daksa
Sriman Purnaprajna Dasa
4) Re-birth Of Sati And Daksa
Srila Vishvanatha Chakravarti Thakura
This issue can be viewed through these links:
ISSUU: http://issuu.com/nbsmag/docs/nbs_36
Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/doc/311331475/NBS-36
NBS#36 Daksa, Sati and Lord Shiva – Part 2 Continuing from the previous issue, NBS # 36 covers the plight of Daksa and his associates who committed an offense at the lotus feet of Lord Shiva.…
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Srila Prabhupada: Chanting the holy name is the chief means of attaining love of Godhead. This chanting or devotional service does not depend on any paraphernalia, nor on ones having taken birth in a good family. By humility and meekness one attracts the attention of Krishna. That is the verdict of all the Vedas. (Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila, 4.71 purport).
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Harinama in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, a central park in Moscow (Album with photos) Srila Prabhupada: Chanting …
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Indradyumna Swami: This morning we went on parikrama all the way around the sacred town of Vrindavan. After many years of circumambulating this holy abode many of the places, as well as the Vrajavasis who live here, are familiar to me. Tonight I leave for Russia, but I will carry Vrindavan within my heart wherever I go in service to my spiritual master.
“I wander over this earth meditating on Her, who is a moon shining in the rasa-dance arena, who is a host of bright lamps in Vrsabhanu’s palace, and who is the central jewel in the necklace of Goloka.”
sri rasa rangasya vikasa candrika
dipavalir ya vrsabhanu mandire
goloka cuda mani kantha bhusanam
dhyatvaparam tam bhuvi paryatamy aham
[ Narada Muni, Garga Samhita 1.8.12 ]
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Until We Meet Again (Album with photos) Indradyumna Swami: This morning we went on parikrama all the way around the sacred town of Vrindavan. After many years of circumambulating this holy abode m…
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Padayatra is an excellent way to reach the public and show that the Hare Krishna’s really practice what they preach. As a mobile Temple, Padayatra simultaneously preaches Harinama Sankirtana, book distribution, prasadam distribution, deity worship, cow protection and the lifestyle of “simple living and high thinking” in harmony with nature and the supreme will of Krishna.
Bhaktin Natasha: Padayatra is an excellent way to reach the public and show that the Hare Krishna’s really practice what they preach.
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Satsvarupa dasa Goswami: The Lower East Side in the 1960s.
By the summer of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival at 26 Second Avenue, the first front in the great youth rebellion of the sixties had already entered the Lower East Side. Here they were free – free to live in simple poverty and express themselves through art, music, drugs and sex. The talk was of spiritual searching. LSD and marijuana were the keys opening new realms of awareness. Notions about Eastern cultures and Eastern religions were in vogue. Through drugs, yoga, brotherhood, or just by being free – somehow they would attain enlightenment. Everyone was being free – somehow they would attain enlightenment. Everyone was supposed to keep an open mind and develop his own cosmic philosophy by direct experience and drug-expanded consciousness, blended with his own eclectic readings. And if their lives appeared aimless, at least they had dropped out of a pointless game where the player sells his soul for material goods and in this way supports a system that is already rotten.
So it was that in 1966 thousands of young people were walking the streets of the Lower East Side, not simply intoxicated or crazy (though they often were), but in search of life’s ultimate answers, in complete disregard of “the establishment” and the day-to-day life pursued by millions of “straight” Americans.
That the prosperous land of America could breed so many discontented youths surprised Prabhupada. Of course, it also further proved that material well-being, the hallmark of American life, couldn’t make people happy. Prabhupada did not see the unhappiness around him in terms of the immediate social, political, economic and cultural causes. Neither slum conditions nor youth rebellions were the all-important realities. These were mere symptoms of a universal unhappiness to which the only cure was Krishna consciousness. He sympathized with the miseries of everyone, but he saw the universal solution.
May 3. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations. Satsvarupa dasa Goswami: The Lower East Side in the 1960s. By the summer of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival at 26 Second Avenue, the first …
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