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Where Is That Prema?

Where Is That Prema?

Our News   on’t criticize each other, and don’t quarrel. Make a very beautiful community here, an ideal place where all Vaisnavas can come. Don’t...

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Don’t Find Fault

Don’t Find Fault

Our News   Devotee: It’s very easy to understand this point after the fact. But the occasions that I’m thinking of, there are a lot of, you know... supposedly quite advanced devotees... Srila Gurudeva: I can understand what you are asking. Don’t feel embarrassed if I...

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Real Sadhu-sanga is most important

Real Sadhu-sanga is most important

from an informal talk with Srila Gour Govinda Swami   Devotee: So Paramatma is comparable to guru in some ways? Srila Gurudeva: Paramatma is the manifestation of guru and guru is the manifestation of Paramatma. Katha Upanisad says: nayam atma pravacanena...

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“Narottama dasa begs for his association”

“Narottama dasa begs for his association”

Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja continues to glorify the process of bhajana as it is described in Sri Bhajana Rahasya NAROTTAMA DASA BEGS FOR HIS ASSOCIATION Sriman Mahaprabhu (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 1.211) has described...

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The Latest Temple Construction Progress

The Latest Temple Construction Progress

Our News This is the latest progress of our temple. We are going to start moving in on March 20. We have not painted most of the inside or out- only one coat in the ashram rooms. Plumbing and electrical fixtures have to be installed and lots of other details as well....

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The Mind Of One Who Has Taken Shelter Of […]

The Mind Of One Who Has Taken Shelter Of […]

The Mind Of One Who Has Taken Shelter Of The Holy Name Is Undisturbed by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja "In this world, it is essential to maintain our life. Without this, we can't do our bhajana. But don't be worried about this." In glorification...

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How May This Irresistible Vraja Bhava Be Obtained?

How May This Irresistible Vraja Bhava Be Obtained?

How May This Irresistible Vraja Bhava Be Obtained? Source:  Sri Bhajana Rahasya, Sastha Yama Sadhana. Srila Gurudeva continues to glorify the process of bhajana as it is described in Sri Bhajana Rahasya. by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja [dropcap...

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Pure Bhakti Academy February 2016

Dear Devoted Brothers and Sisters, We are very excited that the Pure Bhakti Academy will take place once again in Jagannath Puri from 15th of February till 5th of March 2016. Classes start on the 15th of February 2016. Srila Bharati Maharaja will be in Puri as...

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Mahaprabhu’s mercy is running everywhere … INVITATION

[Sripad Premananda Prabhu extends an invitation to everyone to attend a program that is going to commemorate Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s 500th anniversary visit to Vrndavana from Jagannatha Puri] [divider] [divider] There is one program that is going to commemorate...

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The Finite Servant

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda | …Simply by breaking the external frame we must not conclude that we will all of a sudden become immeasurable. We are decidedly always measurable things. This measurement, or the very platform of finitude, is quite sufficient for us not to consider ourselves to be the Oversoul…

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Pure Bhakti Academy — timetable

Pure Bhakti Academy — timetable

Dear Devoted Brothers and Sisters, We are very excited that the Pure Bhakti Academy will be inaugurated in Jagannath Puri on 20th January, the Appearance...

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"Who will feel separation?"

The guru will not consider for even a moment that, “He is my servant and disciple.” Instead he will feel that, “He is my heart.” […]

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IPBYS Prison Program Report

Our service started out with pen pal seva and has grown into shipment of Newsletters once a month, answering letters from inmates which involves sending books and answering questions, […]

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Artificial and Genuine Svarūpa Siddhi

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda | …those who conceive of this subject matter while their consciousness is riddled with anarthas do not conceive what it truly is. All those esoteric truths that are revealed solely through one’s advancing practice of chanting the holy names are to be considered the introduction to one’s svarūpa, one’s true spiritual identity…

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Krsna at Every Corner: Kirtan and Colors in New York

Kirtaniyas on tour (July 23-26 2014) An anecdote by Malini Dasi It was 8 p.m. Vijay Krsna das, Nitai das, Lokah Pavana das and I had just rolled our luggage out of the JFK airport into our rental car. We were all excited to make our first stop to Tompkins Square park...

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We Cannot Rely On the Mind

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda | The outward feature is not to be trusted. Lime-water outwardly resembles milk. The apparent face is not identical with the immanence, the soul or the substratum. In determining the self, it is necessary to find our real position. Are we products of material things? Are we the Oversoul? This problem requires solution as we shall leave the external body after a time…

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Srila Gurudeva’s Handwritten Upadesavali Discovered

re-posted from bhaktabandhav.com [hr] n the ‘90s, Srila Gurudeva would print his books and Bhagavat Patrikas at the press of his disciple Radha-Madhava Prabhu, a.k.a. Ajay Kapoor, at the Ambassador Traders, Printers and Stationers, in Connaught...

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Srila Gurudeva's Samadhi Mandir – Status to Date

B V Narayan Maharaja’s Samadhi Mandir Construction Update # 1 October 15 2014 Samadhi project – Status to date IGVT has already started constructing Srila Gurudev’s Samadhi Mandir at Navadip; All the permits/approvals are in place; Building contractors, architects,...

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What is our ultimate goal?

By Vasanti dasi (posted via Facebook) Srila Bhakti Vijnana Bharti Maharaja circumambulates Thakurji every afternoon and then sits for a few minutes, sometimes speaks and sometimes not. Yesterday he spoke this: [hr] hat is our ultimate goal? To do...

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New GVP ePub Release: Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu-bindu

Gaudīya Vedānta Publications is happy to announce Śrīla Gurudeva's newest e-book release, Śrī Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu-bindu. The book is available for Kindle, Nook and Apple's iOS devices, at a low cost of $2.99 (vs. the $12.95 print price via BhaktiStore.com). Śrī...

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El Camino Del Amor — New Books and Brotherhood in Bogota

Submitted by by Tamal-krsna das Brahmacari [hr] his summer we had some free time and extra money crying to be sacrificed in the fire of sankirtana-sevananda,so Laksmana Prabhu and I decided to take Srila Gurudeva’s books to a country they had not...

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Srila Prabhupada Takes Sannyasa On This Day In 1959

vairagya-vidya-nija-bhakti-yogam apayayan mam anabhipsum andham Sri-Kesava-bhakti-prajnana-nama krpambudhir yas tam aham prapadye vairagya-vidya - the knowledge of transcendental renunciation; nija - his own (Lord Caitanya's); bhakti yogam - devotional service;...

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The Passing of Haridāsa Ṭhākura

CC Antya 11.52: After hearing of the transcendental qualities of Haridāsa Ṭhākura, all the devotees present were struck with wonder. They all offered their respectful obeisances to the lotus feet of Haridāsa Ṭhākura. CC Antya...

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The Heart of the Mission of Bhaktabandhav

What I wrote is an endeavor to represent truth and to give a vision that could help people and the world. The purpose is to help spread Mahaprabhu’s movement, giving an easy starting point for anyone on any walk of life, […]

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"The Arrow of Srimati Radhika's Glance…"

When Sri Krsna is about to go to the forest for cow-grazing, surrounded by His many thousands of cows and friends, Srimati Radhika and Her sakhis stand some distance away and perform His arcana – not with paraphernalia but by their loving sidelong glances. At that time, catching the arrow of Srimati Radhika’s glance, Krsna becomes unconscious. […]

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Sri Sri Radha-Gopala Jiu

An ancestor of Gour Govinda Mahārāja named Śrī Gadai Giri founded the village of Gadāi-Giri in Orissa in the late 1600’s. Gadai Giri would come down from Midnapore, which today is part of West Bengal, to sell brass and metal items door-to-door. […]

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"Immerse Yourself in Vraja-rasa"

By the causeless mercy of Srila Gurudeva, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, Sri Vraja-mandala Parikrama 2014 will be performed from 6th October till 6th November 2014. Sri Vraja-mandala Parikrama was inaugurated by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself. […]

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