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The last minutes of bhakta George

Hare Krishna His two best friends from the Krishna faith, Shyam Sundara and Mukunda, who George has known for more than 30 years, were said to be chanting quietly into their meditation beads as he passed away.

Sri Srimad Jayananda Prabhu

Hare Krishna Jim Kohr was the all-American boy. Handsome, strong, intelligent born in an upper middle-class family. A good student, he took a degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University.

Some Memories and Glories of Sridhara Swami

Hare Krishna Jayapataka Swami: When I met Sridhara Swami to seek his blessings just prior to going on the South Indian Safari Maharaja was very emphatic! His time was not yet up! He had many things to still do or Srila Prabhupada. I mentioned to him that the Temple of Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur was one such work. Sridhara Swami confirmed.

My offering to Srila Prabhupada

Hare KrishnaCitraka dasa: When I approached you I didn’t get any impression I was dealing with some kind of Indian gentleman or in any other way materially designated or motivated individual. You were always visibly situated in transcendental consciousness and therefore your every move, gesture and word was super attractive and vaikuntha-emanating!

A Devotee’s Father in Italy has an Auspicious Departure

Hare Krishna My father had always been inimical toward Krsna Consciousness because I’m his only child and he never wanted to say Krsna. At the very most he said, “Krish”. But at the end of May while he was very very sick he became more accepting and said Krsna.

Eulogy for Krishna Premavati Devi Dasi

Hare Krishna His Grace Ravindra Svarupa das, Krishna premavati’s spiritual master, sent this eulogy to be read at her funeral, which took place in Dublin earlier this afternoon. It very nicely sums up KPV’s personality, which we are all going to miss.

HG Suhotra prabhu left this world - updated 2

Hare Krishna Despite his sometimes troubled recent past, he did tremendous service for many years, was resident here in Mayapur for the last few years, he left his body here in Mayapur and therefore we can say without doubt that he got the full blessings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada.

A Life of Ideal Service

Hare Krishna Once, at the age of ten, Sripada Maharaja told his sister, “One day we will have money, and I will cover you with gold.”

In the early hours of the day on January 1 Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati passed away

Hare Krishna With the utmost enthusiasm preach the message of Rupa Raghunatha. Our ultimate goal is to become a speck of dust touching the lotus feet of the followers of Rupa Gosvami. All of you remain united in allegiance to the spiritual master (asraya-vigraha) in order to satisfy the senses of the Transcendental Entity of Non-Dual Knowledge.

Memories of Radhakunda Devi Dasi

Hare Krishna Many times I have dreamt of telling the whole world how very much Srila Prabhupada means to me—how he’s done so much for me. Not only for me, but for the whole world! Something like—go tell it from the mountaintop type of thing that now Srila Prabhupada has sent a Lord Chaitanya’s moon all over the world, Kali Yuga hasn’t got a chance for the next 10,000 years!

“You can buy a ticket to Vrindavan, but God is not loitering in Loi bazaar.”

Hare KrishnaExcerpts from Gurudasa’s book, By His Example—the Wit and Wisdom of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. “Shyamasundar and I were like two school kids, exchanging whispered news of devotees and activities around the world. We talked in low, subdued voices so as not to disturb Prabhupada.”

A humble saint’s glorious departure

Hare Krishna Thank you Rudrani Mataji for your glorious life’s perfection to strenghten our conviction that Lord Krishna always kindly takes care of His own. Although we will miss your saintly association, you have left us all the ladder of your shining example of unconditional service to Guru and Krishna, to help us along on our own journeys back to Home.

RudraniAmmayi - In memory

Hare Krishna My earliest memories of her are way back in the mid 1980’s when I was myself a young boy in the 6th or 7th grade visiting my home during the vacations. At that time, I would accompany Sukumaramman, himself a Krishna devotee to Rudrani’s home for their weekly pujas.

Remembrances of Bhakti Svarupa Damodar Maharaja from Prabhupada Lilamrita

Hare Krishna After the G.B.C. assembly in Vrindavana, Svarupa Damodara had traveled to Manipur and Calcutta and was now returning to Vrindavana to see Srila Prabhupada. As soon as Prabhupada heard Svarupa Damodara had arrived he asked to see him. As usual, Srila Prabhupada treated him very specially and gave him much time and attention.

Dr T. D Singh / H.H. Bhakti Swarup Damodar Swami - PRESS RELEASE

Hare Krishna At the age of 12, he was being on his own depending on the income from the cultivation of the paddy field left by his father. Working in the fields and doing household duties, Damodar could not find sufficient time to devote to his studies. He was thinking of giving up his studies altogether. At t he request of Shri Yadav Singh, his primary school teacher, Shri Kerani Singh, his colleague, who was a noble person and one of the most influential persons of Toubul village agreed to help him..Damodara became one of the members of Kerani’s family and thus began a new chapter in his life. His teachers found him to be a bright, diligent, sincere, humble and obedient student.

A short story

Hare Krishna Srila Prabhupad’s first disciple is Acharya Prabhakar. I believe he is still alive. Srila Prabhupad had lived with him in a single room for over three years in Jhansi. They talked all the time and note this, in Sanskrit. Referring to this disciple Srila Prabhupad told me “he speaks Sanskrit better than we can speak in English, he is that expert.

Tribute to Sunita

Hare Krishna I wrote this about six years ago after the passing of Mother Sunita. That was also the year that Param Brahma left the world and a year after young Keshava died. When death hits close to home, it seems so sudden and surprising even though we all know it eventually comes to everyone.

Remembering Srila Prabhupada

Hare Krishna Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, Giriraj Swami, and others July 8, 2006 Carpinteria, CA. One of the first young men to come forward to help Srila Prabhupada was Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, known then as Steve. He was a little older than most of the others;

The Day The First Book Distributor Left

Hare Krishna Although Srila Prabhupada wanted his disciples to be as eager to distribute Krsna consciousness literature as we was, no one of them knew how to do it. Distributing a magazine and asking for small donation was one thing-but a big hardbound book?

A letter circulated to Jim Kohr’s (Jayananda) classmates

Hare Krishna I told her about my classmate who died in San Francisco in 1977 while active in Hare Krishna. She asked his name. I told her it was Jim Kohr. She asked me if the previous day I had seen the photo on the front of the chariot. She told me it was Jim Kohr!!

New photos, lectures of HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami

Hare Krishna In observance of the first disappearance anniversary of HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami we have added three new mp3 lectures and a new photo gallery to The lectures deal with the important topics of detachment, humility, and enthusiasm in devotional service.

Gulab Loved Gauranga

Some say Gulab Kali had a special relationship with me. I don’t know. I do know that she recognized me every year when I visited Mayapur.

Tirobhava Tithi

As it turned out, the jolly Swami survived those last few days. On the day of the Panca-tattva installation, he again pulled himself from his sickbed and climbed the scaffolding behind the huge deities.

Sridhar Swami

On March 23rd the second anniversary of HH Sridhar Swami Maharaja disappearance was observed in Mayapur. Below is the transcription of the memorial speeches given in his honour.

A Tree that Bears Fruit

March 15th, 2002 was a very sad day for our ISKCON family for the disappearance of HH Tamal Krsna Goswami, a great sankirtan devotee who’s service and dedication to the mission of Srila Prabhupada was very much appreciated and glorified by all devotees.

Inauguration Schedule of H.H. Bhakti-tirtha Swami’s Samadhi

in Sridhama Mayapura.6:00AM Srimad Bhagavatam Class by H.H. Bhakti-tirtha Swami (Temple)
7:00AM Darshan arotika and Guru-puja
8:00AM Harinama procession with H.H. Bhakti-tirtha Swami’s urn (from Temple to Samadhi)

Memories Of Srila Prabhupada

20 November 2005, at Radha Gopinath Mandir.

H.H Radhanath Maharaj, H.G Srutakirti Prabhu, H.G Yadubar Prabhu, H.G Amakela Mataji, H.G Visakha Mataji. Very nice, please listen to it!

Glorious Passing away of H.G. Stoka Krishna Prabhu

The following is a report of an exaulted grand disciple of Srila Prabhupada, a disciple of H.H. Radhanath Swami Maharaja who just left this world

Brahmacari Lessons

…She was feeling she could make no spiritual advancement due to being a woman. This was new information and some of the boys have been teasing her; the newly shaven brahmacaris were taunting her, so she was a little upset about this…

Soap suds and duds

Once in New Jersey, Srila Prabhupada called me into his room and asked me very nicely whether I was washing clothes in hot, soapy water. He said that normally so much soap is not needed, but because he was getting oil massages it was necessary to wash them with soap and hot water to cleanse them properly

Srila Prabhupada: a wonderful person

Srila Prabhupada was a wonderful person and everyone who met him immediately fell in love with him. The entire city of Bombay is completely infused and permeated by Srila Prabhupada’s personal presence.

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Sometimes when sitting on the beach blanket in New Jersey, Srila Prabhupada would look out at the waves while chanting japa. He was very beautiful and serene, always absorbed in Krsna, yet also carefully scrutinizing the world around him. On some days there were big waves and surfer boys would be out, swimming and surfing in the waves. Srila Prabhupada watched with great interest as they mounted their boards and slid down the faces of the waves.

From blind to coach?

As Prabhupada chastised the devotees, a two-year-old toddler came walking by eating a piece of sugarcane. Seeing this, a sixty-year-old Bengali devotee grabbed the sugarcane from the child’s hand and chastised the child, who immediately began to cry. Prabhupada said, “Ustadi boca: although your eyes were blind, you are now the coach.”

Chandi Prabhu Leaves this world

This is to regretfully inform you that Chandi Prabhu, a good disciple of Srila Prabhupada from Mexico, left his body at approximately 8 PM this evening, Monday January 30 while he was recuperating from Pneumonia at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles.

From the Srila Prabhupada Uvaca by HG Srutakirti Dasa

For six weeks Srila Prabhupada stayed at the flat of Kartikeya Mahadevia. From the ground floor there was a very small two man elevator that could be used to get to Srila Prabhupada’s rooms. One morning Srila Prabhupada, Tamal Krishna Goswami and I were headed toward the elevator on the way to the morning walk.

Simply wasting…

While Srila Prabhupada was in Delhi he received a silver vase from a life member. It was originally going to be given to Indira Ghandi and was engraved with her name.

How HH Vishnujana Maharaj and HH Tamal Krishna Goswami met

Vishnujana is deeply torn. His love for wife, children, and family life is being challenged by a deep attraction to the spiritual?the saintly life of serving God and humanity This was the life he dreamed about as an altar boy. Confused by the turn of events, he returns to Morning Star to search his soul for the right course of action, taking shelter in the solitude of the deep forest with only his drum to allow him to express his inner turmoil

Meeting Srila Prabhupada

I first met my spiritual master on March 6th 1975 in Dallas Texas. Srila Prabhupada had just been in South America and had toured the Southern United States.

Memoirs of Jayananda Thakur

Jayananda naturally stood in a yogic pose sometimes as he cooked or while casually conversing with other devotees. It was a fixed position with the right foot (leg bent at the knee) placed on the left inner thigh. He would hold perfectly still this way as the most natural thing. On one leg like the mystic yogic boy Druva Maharaja, Jayananda stood this way quite at ease

Antyesti ceremony of Sri Ram Prabhu

On the 7th of January the the funeral ceremony, or antyesti was performed for HG Sri Ram Prabhu at Sacramento CA. Directing and performing the ceremony was HG Bahusira Prabhu, head pujari of the ISKCON Berkeley temple. After ceremonial bathing and dressing of the body, the funeral service was performed in a chapel at a beautiful memorial ground in a rural area.

Sri-Ram prabhu

I first met Sri-Ram prabhu in early 1980 here in this temple where I am presently visiting. He was at that time TP and had his office in what has now become a guest room where I am presently accommodated. It was in this room that he graciously showed hospitality to a Jesuit priest who taught me Latin who was visiting me here to console me at the recent death of my father. Sri Rama mentioned to the priest that he, like me , was Jesuit educated and wrote me a note I took to the

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