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  2. Srila Prabhupada's Letters
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  10. ISKCON Melbourne, AU: New Video
  11. ISKCON Melbourne, AU: Yet Another Video!
  12. ISKCON Melbourne, AU: Today's Darsana
  13. H.H. Kadamba Kanana Swami: Devotional service can change anything!
  14. H.H. Kadamba Kanana Swami: That mood of abundance
  15. One Notes From A Think Tank – Part Four
  16. ISKCON Melbourne, AU: Daily Class - Karunanidhi Prabhu
  17. David Haslam, UK: Untold stories
  18. H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami (Ret.): Poem for November 12
  19. H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami (Ret.): Selected Writings
  20. Mukunda Charan das, SA: You Cannot Purchase Bhakti (Varsana, Part 4)
  21. H.H. Bhakticharu Swami: Seminar Lecture : Lord Krishna’s Vrindavana Pastimes (Part 3)
  22. Japa Group: Holy Name Seminar Part 1
  23. Madhava Ghosh dasa, New Vrndavan, USA: I Like The Idea of Flash Mobs
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Australian News: MAHA-KIRTAN – NEW GOVARDHANA – Sunday 11/12/11 3pm-9pm

MAHA-KIRTAN – NEW GOVARDHANA – Sunday 11/12/11 3pm-9pm


To fulfil your thirst for “Nectar Kirtan”, New Govardhana will be holding a *MAHA-KIRTANA* on Sunday the 11th of December 2011, From 3pm – 9pm!

Don’t miss out on preforming the Yuga-Dharma with your extended Friends & Family. Featuring our amazing local talent !

If you would like to take part in the kirtan or have any questions, please contact: Nitai Canda Dasa ( – 0422 724 920 –

New Govardhana Farm 
525 Tyalgum Rd 
Murwillumbah, Australia

 MAHA-KIRTAN - NEW GOVARDHANA - Sunday 11/12/11 3pm-9pm 
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When: Dec 11, 2011 (3:00pm - 9:00pm) 

Where: New Govardhana Farm 
525 Tyalgum Rd, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia 

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To fulfil your thirst for "Nectar Kirtan", New Govardhana will be holding a *MAHA-KIRTANA* on Sunday the 11th of December 2011, From 3pm - 9pm! 

Don't miss out on preforming the Yuga-Dharma with your extended Friends & Family. Featuring our amazing local talent ! 

If you would like to take part in the kirtan or have any questions, please contact: Nitai Canda Dasa ( - 0422 724 920 -
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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1966 November 13: "My preaching work is gaining ground. My followers and assistants are all young Americans. They are educated and possess an aptitude for grasping reality. I am enclosing our prospectus and some press cuttings from which you will see how this movement is growing."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1966

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1968 November 13: "This is useless talks. These topics are not to be discussed in the conditioned stage. When we come to the liberated stage we can understand. Let us first do the preliminary work very nicely and be cured of the disease of maya."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1969 November 13: "Remember I am always with you. Although physically we are not together, we are not separated spiritually. So we should be concerned only with this spiritual connection."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1969

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1970 November 13: "A jackal made himself king by fooling the other forest animals but his ruse was soon exposed. What are these Swamis? They cannot go outside. In a small forest, a jackal is King."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1970 November 13: "To those engaged in the service of the Lord, dictation is given from within. But still you should check with me. One should be cautious, not callous."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1970

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1974 November 13: "You are simply carrying out my order without any consideration of your self-interest. It is for this I have given you sannyasa, to go anywhere on my order and preach sincerely and purely without any other consideration."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1975 November 13: "You are all elder devotees, yes I think a woman's asrama will be a good idea. Kirtana is our first duty. The Deity worship should be simple and the eating should be as meager as possible."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1975 November 13: "I want that what I have established may go on nicely, but I see the devotees are reviving their old 'good' qualities. That is the difficulty. If the old habits come back, then everything is finished."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

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ISKCON Melbourne, AU: New Video


Here is a 41-minutes video of Kadamba Kanana Swami's visit at Krishna Fest last month.

Russell Prabhu and Shiva Nanda Prabhu have recorded it from 2 cameras and thus compiled this footage.

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ISKCON Melbourne, AU: Yet Another Video!



This video covers the 12-Hour Kirtan we had with the Mayapuris not so long. It features several kirtaniyas throughout the whole day, from Krishna Kisora in the morning till Aniruddha Prabhu in the evening.

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ISKCON Melbourne, AU: Today's Darsana


Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur said:

 "Srimati Tulasi Maharani is our spiritual master. She is the queen of Sri Vrindavana Dhama. It is only by her mercy that one can be qualified to enter in Sri Vrindavana Dhama. We wear Tulasi Maharani around our neck, knowing that she is very dear to Lord Krishna. By our allegiance to her, we chant the name of Lord Hari."

O Tulasi Maharani it is only by your mercy that we can enter your abode and thus be granted the glorious darsana of Lord Hari.

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H.H. Kadamba Kanana Swami: Devotional service can change anything!

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm, June 2011) 

Devotional service can change anything. It doesn’t matter since it can capture the impious. The impious can also engage in devotional service, and we see how much of an expert Jayananda was at that:

“Excuse me. I‘m just doing some work……could you for a moment hold this plank, while I put some nails on there? Oh thank you very much. Could you just put a nail on your side?”

“Yeah, sure”.

“Wow! you did that so expertly. Are you a carpenter?”

And before you know it there were strangers building a Ratha cart! If they wanted to smoke, he would say:

“No….no, you can’t smoke here. You have to go outside, and afterwards wash your mouth and your hands, before you can carry on”.

Sometimes Jayananda would have a whole crew like that! Then he would quickly go and cook some halwa for everyone. So Jayananda showed how he could get people just directly off the streets………… and just engage them in service!

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H.H. Kadamba Kanana Swami: That mood of abundance

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm, June 2011)

I remember the story of how Srila Prabhupada went to Scotland in Glasgow. They made a very nice arrangement and hired out the theatre. It was a nice theatre with balconies on the side and in the centre. It was just packed. Everywhere there were people, there were even people standing in the aisles – that’s how packed it was. It was amazing!

So there were devotees managing the whole thing. They rented out the whole place and. They were stood at the door as guards and so on. Everything was nicely managed, and Srila Prabhupada gave a lecture, which is a story in itself.

There was a huge kirtan – a big kirtan, and Prabhupada himself got into that kirtan on stage. They got really ecstatic……so much so that the guards at the door just left their posts and joined the kirtan! And then these little grubby street kids. In ‘The Lilamrita’, Satsvarupa Maharaja used the word ‘little urchins’ (dwarf like figures – small) and they were kind of blackish and dirty, like street kids. They just came in and tried to climb on stage with Prabhupada, and when the devotees saw them, they were throwing these kids off the stage and Prabhupada said:

“No, they are devotees. They want to chant Hare Krishna”.

The kids joined the kirtan in ecstasy! That mood of abundance of just distributing to anyone without discrimination – that mood was there in Srila Prabhupda! No one else had that. All of his god brothers didn’t have that mood! None of them had that mood!

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One Notes From A Think Tank – Part Four

11. Sadhusangananda


“The group also included Sadhusangananda TP of ISKCON Boston, although due to his travel schedule, he was not very active initially.”


Sadhusangananda Prabhu was never a member of GHQ. His name was included by “Ardhabuddhi Dasa” perhaps because Mother Madhusudani Radha dd has a personal vendetta against him and thought that he could be tarred with the same brush used to smear the GHQ members. The one and only text by Sadhusangananda Prabhu appearing on GHQ was a personal correspondence, forwarded to GHQ by a member.



12. Sita was the only woman


“Jivanmukta’s wife Sita was the only woman active in these discussions. One of her main roles appears to have been to leak texts from the “International Women’s Conference” on COM to the GHQ members.”


Why Mother Sita dd was the only female member of GHQ is revealed in Section 1 by Mother Sita dd herself. Basically, she thought it best that GHQ be a “male only” conference, and her reasons are given in Section 1.


By stating the above, does “Ardhabuddhi Dasa” want the unknowing reader to feel that the conspicuous absence of ladies on GHQ was suspiciously deviant, thus fortifying the distorted image of GHQ that he intends to convey?


Actually we very much wanted input from chaste Vaisnavis, and originally three were slated to participate. But for various reasons, as explained in Section 1, they decided it best not to be directly involved in the discussions. DMW, however, has always consisted of both men and women. On the contrary, the Women’s Ministry’s COM conference includes no men. This fact should perhaps be investigated, for perhaps there are “nefarious” reasons why men are excluded.


13. Intended to disempower women


“…and to search folio for quotes intended to disempower  women.”


Let us look at this word, “empower,” and its opposite, “disempower,” which are both trendy, psycho-babble-rap words of the New Age establishment. This word “disempower” is key to feminists, for they desire to be empowered with resources, administrative authority, false prestige, etc.—the selfsame goals that materialists vie for in quest for universal hegemony. But are these goals legitimate for us who seek to understand our relationship with God, to act according to that relationship, and to fulfill our birthright of pure love for Sri Krsna? Of course, they are not. In fact, this very quest for labha-puja-pratishta is a major cause of fall down from spiritual life.


One disillusioned former member of the feminist International Women’s Conference (IWC) on COM  made the following observation:


“When I joined IWC, I had great hopes of hearing women’s perspective of becoming Krsna conscious and developing our devotional mood. But, in my humble opinion, most of the discussions are grounded in material considerations and aspirations. This is not why I came to Krsna consciousness. I have had my fill of this materially centered nonsense, and am seeking higher goals.” (2.3)


“Materially centered nonsense”: Is that what the Women’s Ministry and the feminist movement within ISKCON is about? How is it related to spiritual life? Or is it an impediment to spiritual life, being primarily aimed at material aggrandizement?


A Godbrother once commented that the problem with ISKCON feminists, the cause of their unrest, is that they are not self-satisfied. And why aren’t they self-satisfied? Because they are not preaching. For devotees caught up in the feminist movement, preaching has ground to a halt.


This same devotee is labeled by certain feminists as a “male chauvinist pig.” Yet he is preaching and inspiring many women from the educated class to become devotees; he has guided many professional women (teachers, doctors, etc.) along the path of devotional service. Yet in Alachua, the home of the Women’s Ministry, and with perhaps the highest percentage per capita of feminists in ISKCON, how many new devotees have been recruited? How is it that a “male chauvinist pig” is inspiring highly educated, professional women to become devotees but the women of Alachua cannot? We are being told that unless Vaisnavis become empowered and ISKCON modernizes for the 90s, we will not be able to attract intelligent, educated women. If that is so, then it follows logically that:


  1. Women who joined ISKCON strictly on the basis of Srila Prabhupada’s books are not intelligent.
  2. The Godbrother mentioned above, by his “fundamentalist” methods, should not have been able to attract intelligent, educated women to the sankirtana movement . (But he did.)
  3. All members of the Women’s Ministry must necessarily be empowered preachers, recruiting intelligent women (and men) to ISKCON. (But are they?)


Srila Prabhupada wanted to produce spiritually empowered preachers, whereas the Women’s Ministry seems to be interested primarily  in “material considerations and aspirations.” Another woman writes:


“My question then would be then why are they married?  Or more importantly, why did they get a woman’s body?  Obviously they had some desire that got them that body so why not  use it for what it was intended?  Also, throughout history, oppressed people have taken action!  If a woman feels she should be a preacher then she should preach!!  And by showing her skill it would be undeniable that she was qualified.  But walking around saying woman’s rights woman’s rights woman’s rights seems like a waste of breath.” (2.1)


The same above-mentioned Godbrother once hosted a leading member of the Women’s Ministry. He introduced her to professional women whom he had guided to become practicing devotees. He tells that she chose not to discuss Krsna consciousness with them but instead to encourage them: “Oh, you have a Masters degree? You should become a manger in ISKCON…” The women later commented to him that “We didn’t become devotees to procure some material position but to develop love for Krsna.”


Perhaps we should discount the attitude of those newly recruited educated women as merely utopian dreams of some who perhaps read Srila Prabhupada’s books too much! Is the goal no longer to become a humble devotee of Krsna, but rather to seize as much power as possible? Is that what the Women’s Ministry stands for? It is disturbing to think so. Most of us have spent the last twenty-plus years trying to break free from the clutches of materially motivated men in positions of power in ISKCON. Should we instead now give opportunity to materially motivated women? We maintain this to be an unacceptable proposition.


“Ardhabuddhi Dasa” objects that GHQ gathers quotes meant to defeat the feminist doctrine. But he and his camp are certainly equally free and entitled to defend their ideology in the same manner, by finding more and more sastra-pramana to substantiate their position. That is the way of Vaisnava brahmanas , which Srila Prabhupada wanted us to become. Thebrahmana sees through the eyes of the sastras (sastra caksus) and not through mundane logic spurred by material desires.


“The brahmana sees through the sastra, the King through his spies, the cow through her nose, and an ordinary man with his eyes.”

Canakya Pandita


The problem for “Ardhabuddhi Dasa” and company is that there is no sabda-pramana with which to conclusively substantiate their position; thus they defame the very Vaisnava-brahminical method of philosophical research (as taught by Srila Prabhupada) as hideous and treacherous, while they themselves apparently prefer to reword sastra  for materialistic purposes. (see 6.2-3)


The question now arises, “Are they who espouse that men and women should follow Vedic dharma in fact disempowering women? The answer is “Certainly not.” For it is indeed that very neglect of stri-dharma  which actually disempowers a woman and that very following of stri-dharma  which actually empowers her both materially and spiritually.


“The wife of a brahmana suffering from leprosy manifested herself as the topmost of all chaste women by serving a prostitute to satisfy her husband. She thus stopped the movement of the sun, brought her dead husband back to life and satisfied the three principal demigods [Brahma, Visnu and Mahesvara].



The Aditya Purana, Markandeya Purana and Padma Purana tell about a brahmana who was suffering from leprosy but had a very chaste and faithful wife. He desired to enjoy the company of a prostitute, and therefore his wife went to her and became her maidservant, just to draw her attention for his service. When the prostitute agreed to associate with him, the wife brought her the leprotic husband. When that leper, the sinful son of a brahmana, saw the chastity of his wife, he finally abandoned his sinful intentions. While coming home, however, he touched the body of Markandeya Rsi, who thus cursed him to die at sunrise. Because of her chastity, the woman was very powerful. Therefore when she heard about the curse, she vowed to stop the sunrise. Because of her strong determination to serve her husband, the three deities-namely Brahma, Visnu and Mahesvara-were very happy, and they gave her the benediction that her husband would be cured and brought back to life. This example is given herein to emphasize that a devotee should engage himself exclusively for the satisfaction of Krsna, without personal motives. That will make his life successful.”

CC Antya 20.57



One mataji in the DMW comments:


“One last thing. Before I started trying to be a flea on the dog of a devotee, I was never surrendered to my husband, and considered men and women equal. But after reading the glory, love, and reverence of many of the ladies in the scriptures, and their sense of duty, I was simply entranced and amazed. I never knew being in this position could be so powerful. How very sad for those who read these stories, and turn their nose up while they mutter about being equal. We didn’t get a woman’s body for nothing, we got it for some reason. Perhaps to learn to surrender? Hmmmmmmm………” (2.4)


By dint of her chastity, Mother Gandhari was so powerful that Bhimsena (more powerful than 10,000 intoxicated elephants) was afraid of her (this is reference to the fact that though Bhimasena had vowed to drink the blood squeezed from the heart of Dushasana, he only feigned drinking it because he feared the wrath of Mother Gandhari). Just see the power of chastity! Yet feminists claim that these histories are meant only to encourage undue control of women.


Rather than becoming disempowered (as the feminists claim) by following her dharma as ordained by Lord Sri Krsna, a woman becomes very powerful and achieves perfection:


yatah pravrttir bhutanam 
yena sarvam idam tatam 
sva-karmana tam abhyarcya 
siddhim vindati manavah


“By worship of the Lord, who is the source of all beings and who is all-pervading, a man can attain perfection through performing his own work.” BG 18.46



A newly recovering feminist, who is now practicing the ways of stri-dharma, wrote to Mother Sita dd, marveling at how powerful a woman she must be:


“I have also one another problem. I would appreciate your help in this regard very much. I just don’t know how to manage time. You have to help your husband to run the business then you have four children and all house work and all the sadhana (chanting, reading, …). How do you manage all this? “(2.5) [Sita is currently pregnant with her 5th child.]



Dear reader, please note the many texts in Section 2 providing ladies’ testimonies as to how their marriages became peaceful and happy once they began to follow their dharma as women. Such peaceful and happy family life is the natural desire of even normal, mainstream secular women. But it is  attainable only by follow stri-dharma:


“However, every relationship I have seen, the women were very pushy and loud and disrespectful to their men, and the men left or were unfaithful.  I am the only one who was not feeling that woman’s lib thing and here I am married almost seven years and going  strong, while most of my ‘liberated, career minded’ old friends have kids with no father.  Why?  Because I respect my man and treat him like a man and my teacher and the leader of this house, and I act like the woman of this house.” (2.1)



14. Damaging the reputations of Vaisnavi leaders


“As can be seen in the first text below, they used their  secret conference to brainstorm strategies to terminate the   women’s  ministry (including many discussions on whether these efforts should concentrate on damaging the reputations of  Vaisnavi leaders or of the male ISKCON leaders who support the  women’s ministry)”


This is simply wrong and totally misleading. Our purpose from the very outset was to compile a philosophical treatise for presenting to the GBC. Although it is true that we discussed the possibility of terminating the IWM, our consensual agreement was to recommend that the IWM be governed by or amalgamated with the Grhasta Ministry. However, generally speaking, we also weren’t at all hesitant to frankly discuss what we perceived to be cases of serious philosophical deviance among certain leading personalities of ISKCON.


In reality, the party guilty of damaging Vaisnavas’ reputations by making false allegations is “Ardhabuddhi Dasa” and associaties. It is a classic in contrived propaganda.



15. Dossiers of “dirt”


             “collect dossiers of ‘dirt’ on opponents in an effort to discredit them”


We now direct our gentle reader’s attention to Section 3.3. In this text, regarding her reply to Jasomatinanda Prabhu, Mother Malati dd includes another text forwarded to the IWC, which she had previously sent to other forums. The text is identical, except for the addition of a postscript:


“Yr servant, the most fallen and illiterate, Malati dd 
(Text COM:1743305) —————————————– 
PS…(this was not sent  as part of my reply) but does anyone out there know anything about above mentioned prabhu/temple president and alleged wife-beating?”


Here we witness a GBC Candidate clearly looking for “dirt” on someone who had challenged her philosophically. She was unable to counter his assertions philosophically, so it appears herein that she seeks to blacken his name as a last resort. “Private Visakha” made similar insinuations about her adversary Jivan Mukta Dasa when she wrote to “Generalji” (Mother Malati dd): “I worry that he is taking out his frustrations on his wife physically.” To which Jivan Mukta Dasa responded (See3.2 for full response):


“Your accusations, nevertheless, have revealed to us that even revered Vaisnavis are not immune from the despicable tendency to make false and  vicious accusations against men they dislike.  They quickly stoop to yelling “ABUSER!”.   Defamation of character is no small matter.  Krsna (and Radharani) could never be pleased when you slander someone in this way. Why are you taking it so personally?  I am simply challenging your conclusions.  If you are unable to defend them then be a lady and admit defeat.  It’s OK. We all make mistakes.”


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ISKCON Melbourne, AU: Daily Class - Karunanidhi Prabhu

Srimad Bhagavatam 1.4.6 - One should approach a sādhu or great sage not to see but to hear him. If one is not prepared to hear the words of a sādhu, there is no profit.

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David Haslam, UK: Untold stories


I’ve added a new page to my blog entitled ” Untold stories ”

I was going to add it as a posting but due to the nature of how I’ve written it felt some may be put of reading it due to the length.

It is a story of a journey: 
Of childhood abuse 
Being the abuser 
Of hatred and a search for love

Of a kind Old Indian Man 
A journey of discovery 
Discovering Krishna and the kindness of the devotees

My own voyage of self discovery up to initiation 
The instructions of Sri Guru 
MY Desire for future progress in devotional service

And the release of fear and hatred

The true meaning of love

My personal untold story

I pray it helps those who may find themselves or come from a similar background.

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H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami (Ret.): Poem for November 12

4:21  A.M.   Poem for November 12   Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu then asked Svarupa Damodara, “Please speak of the ecstatic ornaments decorating the body of Srimati Radharani by which She enchants the mind of Govinda.” “Sometimes when Srimati Radharani is sitting or when She is going to Vrndavana, She sees Krishna. The symptoms of various [...]

Poem for November 12 is a post from: EVERY DAY

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H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami (Ret.): Selected Writings

From Here is Srila Prabhupada   “Don’t be afraid to make your report: as you walked it was dark and you heard the bleating of many sheep. It was early morning, looked like rain. In the road ahead you saw sheep blocking the way and the major part of the flock was heading toward [...]

Selected Writings is a post from: EVERY DAY

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Mukunda Charan das, SA: You Cannot Purchase Bhakti (Varsana, Part 4)

I’d had a restful sleep in Braja Mohan’s father’s room.  I bathed, then put my dhoti and t-shirt on.  I had to leave.  Ivor and Nicholas were waiting  for me. 

I took breakfast with Braja Mohan and told him I had to go.  Braja Mohan, his mother and his beautiful two-year old daughter, Gunjin, waited at the door.  It was an emotional parting.  When Braja Mohan humbly bowed down from his side of the door, I did the same – but without taking my shoes off.  An elderly sadhu by the name of Ghaneshyama saw this, and frowned diapprovingly.   Thinking his hospitality might have been profit-driven, I offered Braja Mohan a hundred rupee note.  What I thought was a reasonable gesture made him almost feverish with embarrassment.  So much so, he couldn’t even verbally reject my offer.  Rather, he seemed to blow the note off with his hands as if it were something unbearably hot.  Ghaneshyama’s second rebuke was sterner.  ’You cannot purchase bhakti‘, he said.  I was dumfounded. The dread-locked Ghaneshyama, his belongings tied to the end of a twisted tree-branch, carried on walking…and was gone.  I left three small waving figures at the foot of Radharani’s hill until I, too, had disappeared from their sight.

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H.H. Bhakticharu Swami: Seminar Lecture : Lord Krishna’s Vrindavana Pastimes (Part 3)

THE FOLLOWING LECTURE ON LORD KRISHNA’S PASTIMES IN VRINDAVANA IS THE THIRD LECTURE IN A SERIES OF SEVEN, GIVEN BY HIS HOLINESS BHAKTI CARU SWAMI. Transcription : Her Grace Hemagopi Dasi Editing : Ramananda Raya Dasa Audio reference : click here Today we’ll discuss some pastimes of Krishna.Yesterday we discussed that Krishna decided to come [...]

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Japa Group: Holy Name Seminar Part 1

A very nice seminar on chanting by Sacinandana Swami from Soho St. temple, London.

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Madhava Ghosh dasa, New Vrndavan, USA: I Like The Idea of Flash Mobs

“A flash mob is a group of strangers who organize themselves, using electronic media such as cell phones or the Internet, to gather together in a public place, behave in a predetermined manner for a predetermined amount of time, and then quickly disperse. …”

Most commonly associated with dancing.

Here is a religious themed one (little slow in the beginning but after a bit you get the idea):


Here is a more macho one. I love these Polynesians when they do this!


There is sort of an innocent excitement about them, Granted, I imagine there could be darker ones but they are very open to good clean fun.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way that devotees could dovetail the idea of a flash mob, you know, like a bunch of people all show up in a public place and dance a routine to music. Dancing, music, in public. Sure would be nice if devotees could figure out a way to do that. :-)

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H.H. Sivarama Swami: Ram asks what the rights of a devotee who has rejected his guru are?

Can he continue chanting mantras and worshipping the deities?

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ISKCON Toronto, Canada: Video: Toronto's Explosive 12-Hour Kirtan!

It was just under four months ago that Toronto's Hare Krishna community was in full-fledged Festival of India mode and there was an explosion of spiritual sound during the 12-hour kirtan.  Held the day before the biggest festival of the year, the 12-hour kirtan featured world-famous chanters like Madhava das and Niranjana Swami! 

*** SPECIAL UPDATE *** The recordings from Toronto's 12-hour kirtan have been posted online and can be found byclicking here! 

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New Vrndavan, USA: CVPT Meeting Tuesday 15 Nov at 6 pm.

Community Vision and Planning Team Meeting Tuesday 15 Nov at 6 pm.

Hare Krsna Devotees

Please accept my humble obeisances; all glories to Srila Prabhupada. 

We will have a public meeting for Community Vision and Planning next Tuesday, 6 pm, in the Lodge (weather/temperature permitting- if it’s too cold, we’ll gather in the prasadam room).

During the past 6 weeks, our 7 community divisions have been meeting and discussing visions and plans for their expansion and service to New Vrindavan, Radha Vrindavan Chandra, the devotees, guests and pilgrims. 

We will gather and hear from each group what their visions are. Much work has been put into these groups by each devotee, and they have shared their individual visions and desires for New Vrindavan in these groups.

It promises to be a very enlivening meeting, so please don’t miss it.

Your servant. 
Gaura Sakti das

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Gouranga TV: Sacinandana Swami Holyname Seminar Part 2

Sacinandana Swami Holyname Seminar Part 2

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1971 November 12: "I thank all of you very much for accepting me as your Spiritual Master, and I promise that I will take you all back to home, back to Godhead. So far my personal qualifications, I am simply trying to carry out the order of my Guru Maharaja."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1971

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1975 November 12: "They had a big, big meeting with big, big professors but was there any conclusion? No. So these kinds of meetings are all useless. Unless there is some conclusion, it is simply a waste of time."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1968 November 12: "In contact with bona fide Spiritual Master, the soul again becomes Krishna Conscious. If someone is fortunate enough to find out a bona fide Spiritual Master, his life is successful. And to be fortunate, there must be sincerity, then Krishna will lead one to a bona fide Spiritual Master."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1968

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H.G. Sankarshan das Adhikari, USA: Saturday 12 November 2011--How Zero Becomes Extremely Valuable--and--What is Real and What is a Dream?

A daily broadcast of the Ultimate Self Realization Course Saturday 12 November 2011 The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna, and His eternal consort, Srimati Radharani are enjoying transcendental pastimes in the topmost planet of the spiritual world, Sri Goloka Vrindavan. They are beckoning us to rejoin them. (Click on photo to see a larger image.) Our Mission: To help everyone awaken their original Krishna consciousness, which is eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss. Such a global awakening will, in one stroke, solve all the problems of the world society bringing in a new era of unprecedented peace and prosperity for all. May that day, which the world so desperately needs, come very soon. We request you to participate in this mission by reviving your dormant Krishna consciousness and assisting us in spreading this science all over the world. Dedicated with love to ISKCON Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, our beloved spiritual master, and to you, our dear readers. For Transcendental Association Connect With Other Members of this Course. Join this Conference: Help Popularize Our Message By Liking Today's Thought on Facebook: Today's Thought: How Zero Becomes Extremely Valuable uploaded from New Delhi, India Zero has no value. Even if you have an entire row of zeros, it still has no value. But if you put a one in front of the row of zeros, it becomes a very big number. This material world is like a big row of zeros. It has no value. But if you put Krishna in front of it, it becomes extremely valuable. Sankarshan Das Adhikari Answers by Citing the Vedic Version: Question: What is Real and What is a Dream? Dear Gurudeva, Please accept my humble obeisances. I apologize if what I am going to ask is a bit offensive but I am simply confused and I want an answer. You often state that the material world is like a dream and we falsely believe everything in it is reality. But then, how can we know if Vedic knowledge/Krishna Consciousness is not just part of the dream or just another dream we wake up to? I have experiences of realizing that I was dreaming when I was still in a dream, then I thought I had the control and managed to wake up from it, only later I came to know that I had merely woken up from a dream within a dream and I was still in a dream! Yours Sincerely, K. Answer: No Confusion When Truly Awakened Now because you are still dreaming, you are confused as to what is a dream and what is reality. When you are truly awakened on the spiritual platform you will have perfect knowledge of both the enlightened state and the dream state in which one thinks that he is the material body. There will no confusion. Sankarshan Das Adhikari Transcendental Resources: Receive the Special Blessings of Krishna Now you too can render the greatest service to the suffering humanity and attract the all-auspicious blessings of Lord Sri Krishna upon yourself and your family by assisting our mission. Lectures and Kirtans in Audio and Video: Link to High Definition Videos Link to Over 1,000 Lecture Audios Lecture-Travel Schedule for 2011 Have Questions or Need Further Guidance? Check out the resources at: or write Sankarshan Das Adhikari at: Get your copy today of the world's greatest self-realization guide book, Bhagavad-gita As It Is available at: Know someone who could benefit from this? Forward it to them. Searchable archives of all of course material: Receive Thought for the Day as an RSS feed: Unsubscribe or change your email address Follow us on Twitter: Thought for the Day on Facebook: Copyright 2005-2011 by Ultimate Self Realization.Com Distribution of this material is encouraged. Simply we request you to acknowledge where it is coming from with a link to our sign up page: Our records indicate that at requested to be enrolled to receive e-mails from the Ultimate Self Realization Course at: This request was made on: From the following IP address: {contact_address

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