The importance of visiting and living in the holy dhama.
The importance of visiting and living in the holy dhama.
The Lord cannot be seen with our present eyes, nor can He be heard with our present ears. To the degree that we have entered into the service of the Lord or to the proportion that our lives are freed from sins, we can perceive the Lord. But even though we are not free from sins, the Lord is kind enough to allow us the facility of seeing Him in His arcā-mūrtis in the temple. The Lord is all-powerful, and therefore He is able to accept our service by presentation of His arcā form. No one, therefore, should foolishly think the arcā in the temple to be an idol. Such an arcā-mūrti is not an idol but the Lord Himself, and to the proportion that one is free from sins, he is able to know the significance of the arcā-mūrti. The guidance of a pure devotee is therefore always required.
Following in the footsteps of Vidura, a devotee is always in a renounced temperament because the worldly attractions can never satisfy him.
Knowledge should lead to humility and nothing else.
Association of saintly persons is essential if one is serious about making progress in spiritual life.
A good son is called apatya, one who does not allow his father to fall down. The son can protect the father’s soul when the father is dead by offering sacrifices to please the Supreme Lord, Visnu.
The real meaning and purpose of kshatriya dharma.
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Below is a travel advisory notice from ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission: “Dear Friends and Members of ISKCON, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. The tragic news of the deaths of several devotee pilgrims from Russia last month who died when their bus drove off the road and into the Bhagirathi River […]
Read Janmastami season FOLK news online here. Your print edition should arrive in your mailbox by Friday July 11. In this issue we feature the major vaishnava festivals of August and September and stories that inspire their observance. Our Founder-Acharya encourages us to relish the benefit of appreciating Sri Krishna Janmastami philosophically and to approach […]
Navadwipa Iswari narrates: Our Vedic India school program is now starting to spread its wings. While the main focus is bringing Krsna consciousness into schools it seems now that the rest of the community is starting to show interest as well. We were invited to the new Artea art studio/café/education centre in Port Melbourne where […]
Navadwipa Isvari Mataji narrates: On 23 may we took our Vedic India school program into Port Melbourne Primary school to teach the prep classes about Indian culture. We had 5 workshops that went for 40 minutes each that we were ran over 5 sessions. Workshops included: Festivals & culture of India, Indian traditional wear, moral […]
Navadwipa Iswari Mataji narrates: Due to the mercy of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai our school preaching of late has been a great success. Word is getting around and many schools are now inviting us to come and present our Vedic India Program. One of these schools was Port Melbourne Primary School, who invited us to […]
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On March 28th, Beverly Hills Primary School in Doncaster East celebrated their Annual Harmony Day. This year they not only invited us to participate but made our ‘Vedic India’ program the highlight of the day. We ran 7 workshops simultaneously over four sessions. Workshops included henna art, garland making, traditional Indian wear, festivals and culture […]
Yogeswara Dasa concludes: Some of the questions I asked him on morning walks in Paris: “Srila Prabhupada this Krishna Consciousness movement seems so wonderful. Is it happening on other planets as well?” - “Why not! Krishna is everywhere therefore His movement is everywhere!” “Srila Prabhupada sometimes the devotees ask me… they express some discomfort over […]
Yogeswara Dasa continues: Other people took the morning walk as a opportunity for engaging in polemic, a debate. And that was one of the favorite things we used to do. Srila Prabhupada would throw out a challenge to us or we would throw a challenge out to him and there would be a discussion. Srila […]
Yogeswara Dasa recounts: People had different ideas about what a morning walk with Srila Prabhupada was meant for! Some people thought it was meant for establishing their position as one of the inner circle. They would always jump in there early; making sure they were the first ones out the door of the van or […]
Bhavananda Dasa remembers: Srila Prabhupada was taking his morning walk in Mayapur; he walked up to the Yoga Pita. When we came back to go into the temple, through the gate, Srila Prabhupada decided he wanted to go the Ganga. So there was that steep embankment and you go to those fields; it was fairly […]
Yogeswara Dasa remembers: There was a young man who was discovered stealing cheques out of the mail in Bombay in the early days. The devotees captured him finally and brought him to Srila Prabhupada. “We found out why the bank is not getting cheques Srila Prabhupada; we caught the culprit. What should we do with […]
…didn’t we just celebrate the Festival of Colours last Sunday (you ask)? Yes! If you were one of those blessed to taste the all-out fun of throwing colours with our guests, you will be counting down till next year too! Transcendental music from our sound-stage lifted us all to chant and dance in clouds of […]
Deena Bandhu Dasa recalls: I think it must have been 1975; the opening of Krishna Balarama temple was there. And everyday Srila Prabhupada used to go down what is now legally called Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg. One day while walking Srila Prabhupada was so heavily preaching against abortion and birth control. He was just going on […]