Bhaktivedanta Manor’s eNewsletter- – Feb 2016 Edition

By Radha Mohan das

His Holiness Sivarama Swami has begun a long-term project to build a template for social structure in the ISKCON farm community in Hungary, based on the ancient varnasrama system.During a two part seminar on the subject delivered at the Manor, Maharaja described in no uncertain term...

Importance of controlling our tongue

By Radhanath Swami

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu instructed Raghunath Das Goswami that he who simply chases after the satisfaction of his tongue, his belly and his genitals cannot attain Krishna. Bhakti Vinoda has said that tongue is the most ferocious and uncontrollable and is a straight line of all your sense...

Let not tears torment us

By Purushottam Nitai Das

At the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Arjuna put aside his weapons and with tears in his eyes looked at Krishna expecting compassion. But in return he got chastisement. Tears of sorrow did not impress Krishna but rather it displeased him. If a child refuses to appear in an exam th...

Hare Krishna in the Movies – 186 Dollars to Freedom (2012) 7…



Hare Krishna in the Movies - 186 Dollars to Freedom (2012)
7 brief clips from the movie when the name of Krishna is mentioned and an actor impersonates a devotee.
Srila Prabhupada: “As fire burns dry grass to ashes, so the holy name of the Lord, whether chanted knowingly or unknowingly, burns to ashes, without fail, all...

Cultural Festival and Pandal Decoration ISKCON Mumbai’s…



Cultural Festival and Pandal Decoration ISKCON Mumbai’s 50th Anniversary Celebration The Joy of Devotion Day 1 on 5th Feb 2016 (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Svalpam apy asya dharmasya trayate mahato bhayat: even a little devotional service can save one from the greatest danger. Devotional service, which begins with...

Radha Kunda Seva – January 2016 Photos and Updates (Album with…



Radha Kunda Seva - January 2016 Photos and Updates (Album with photos)
The crowds gathered in Radha Kunda on New Year’s Eve are a sure sign that the world is discovering the speciality of this most glorious holy place. It’s amazing, really, how many people are able to squeeze into this tiny town. And yet, what a perf...

Yatra to Vetapalem. Vetapalem is a big village and very soon…



Yatra to Vetapalem.
Vetapalem is a big village and very soon transforming into a town. This village is known for hundreds of acres of cashew farms. It is one of the biggest exporter of cashew in Andhra Pradesh. The population is dominated by vaisya community. This village is also famous for cultural activities, especially theatre...

“Our Family Business” set to release at ILS Meetings, Mayapur,…



“Our Family Business” set to release at ILS Meetings, Mayapur, February 2016. It’s finally here! The launch of the highly anticipated BBT publication of Our Family Business ­ The Great Art of Distributing Srila Prabhupada’s Books. And the timing couldn’t be better, as ISKCON’s leaders from aro...

February 9. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily…



February 9. ISKCON 50 – S.Prabhupada Daily Meditations.
Satsvarupa dasa Goswami: Hearing from Srila Prabhupada.
We are reading in Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta how Srila Prabhupada met with his guru only a few times, but every meeting he did have with him was of great significance to Srila Prabhupada. The first time they me...

New book: Brahma Samhita translated by Bhanu Swami. Urmila Devi…



New book: Brahma Samhita translated by Bhanu Swami.
Urmila Devi Dasi: This translation of Brahma Samhita by Bhanu Swami is very easy to read and understand. The book also contains Jiva Goswami’s commentaries and is fully illustrated in a modernized Kerala style.
Here’s where to purchase:

Can Krishna and Guru be found within one’s heart?

By Gauragopala dasa

I remember the amazing story of a boy who went into an old Cathedral in Melbourne on February 18th 1972 to desperately pray to God within his own heart and within the Church for guidance and direction, crying out within, ‘Oh my Lord, please show me the way’. He had ent...

Little Wild Flowers

By Sajjanasraya dasa

An Istha ghosti is a wonderful opportunity to understand the hearts of the devotee. We express our feelings, and give suggestions to improve our divine service and to increase our sense of belonging in our devotional community. The essence of everything is serving and doing thing...

Stories told by Srila Prabhupada

By Suhotra Swami

Sometimes devotees they find themselves in some situation, which they think is hopeless. They are struggling, struggling, struggling and they seem to make no progress and then they start to think: “Oh, what is the use.” And then they wonder they just give everything up, giv...

They came in through the open window! Tribhuvannatha Das: A…



They came in through the open window!
Tribhuvannatha Das: A devotee named Jeremy was with us on our Festival tour of East & Central Africa. Jeremy is more of a congregational member of ISKCON and is just starting to understand the commitment that there is in Krsna Consciousness. He caught malaria and had to come back early....

Iskcon Pune to hold 500 Harinamas and distribute 500,000 of…



Iskcon Pune to hold 500 Harinamas and distribute 500,000 of Srila Prabhupada’s books in one year for ISKCON’s 50th this year!
That’s exactly what ISKCON of Pune in Maharashtra, India is doing as they ambitiously set out to 50th-ize the year 2016. And much, much more besides: the plan is to set higher-than-usual ...

Bhakti-Vriksha – Caring for ISKCON devotees – the important…



Bhakti-Vriksha - Caring for ISKCON devotees – the important ratio.
Kripamoya das: Many, many moons ago, way back in the last century, when the ISKCON movement was just becoming established as ‘a confederation of centres, farms, schools and restaurants’ and anybody who was anybody lived in a temple, the temple pr...

Pandal program of ISKCON Mumbai’s 50th Anniversary…



Pandal program of ISKCON Mumbai’s 50th Anniversary Celebration The Joy of Devotion Day 1 on 5th Feb 2016 (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has given us a nice weapon for this age. The narayanastra, or weapon to drive away maya, is the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra in pursuance of the associ...