Choiceful! I heard this word spoken recently by a smart young…



Choiceful!
I heard this word spoken recently by a smart young man and though he had made it up. I loved the word, love made up words in general, so I didn’t mind. Choiceful is a juicy one, bursting with energy and life, inviting us to consider our options like a freshly cut orange with lots of sections.
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The tongue, a hard working sense



The tongue, a hard working sense.
My tongue works hard all day, every day. He is one of my hardest working senses. He sits near the top of all the other senses, acting as a leader, setting an example for the rest of them.
If I let my tongue loose, allowing him to do as he pleases, the rest of my senses soon also become unru...

ISKCON50 – What’s All the Fuss?

By Nashvin Gangaram

ISKCON is the ultimate welfare organisation. This is a bold claim but I’ll explain. Suppose you came across a lost child, crying for her parents. It would certainly be noble to feed the child, and take care of her. However, a higher consideration would be to reunite the child with her parents. Similarly, all our altruistic and humanitarian endeavours are wonderf...

For Better or Worse

By Visakha Dasi

Mature practitioners in the Hare Krishna tradition choose to accept vows of purity. Individuals or couples solemnly vow to avoid intoxicants, illicit sex......

An Ancient Temple Renovated (Album with photos) Indradyumna…



An Ancient Temple Renovated (Album with photos)
Indradyumna Swami: When Sri Rangam was invaded by Muslim conquerors in the early 13th century almost the entire Vaisnava population was exterminated. Only 750 devotees managed to escape and create a small village some distance from Sri Rangam. There they established a beautiful dei...

December Marathon Book Distribution – ISKCON NEPAL (Album with…



December Marathon Book Distribution - ISKCON NEPAL (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: …always trying to render some service to the Lord. How? Priti-purvakam: “with love and faith.” Not that “Oh, I have to do it? All right, let me do.” No. “Oh, I have to do it? Let me do it nicely.” U...

A huge “army” of transcendental soldiers go out in…



A huge “army” of transcendental soldiers go out in the streets of Nepal to distribute the Bhagavad-gita books during Gita Jayanti day (1 min video)
Srila Prabhupada: One who is engaged in devotional service has not the least fear in material existence. This is because the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supersou...

Bhakti bias? Question: Why does it seem that Srila Prabhupada’s…



Bhakti bias?
Question: Why does it seem that Srila Prabhupada’s translations, word for word renditions and purports all seem to point only to Bhakti?
Answer: Srila Prabhupada’s purpose in presenting the Bhagavad gita As It Is, was to bring out Krsna’s ultimate conclusion of the Gita. This is the meaning of &...

Basic Ekadasi Dough. Ekadasi is a fast from all grains, beans…



Basic Ekadasi Dough.
Ekadasi is a fast from all grains, beans and legumes. It is a great one-day detox fast. On Ekadasi people often complain that they don’t feel full or, “I just wish I could have a slice of bread…” This grain- and gluten-free recipe will allow you to make pizzas, kachoris, wraps, and r...

Seek the great sages and follow their path!A word of truth to…



Seek the great sages and follow their path!
A word of truth to my faithless self: How long will you wander? Back, forth and around in circles, blind but convinced that you can see. You want to walk alone, fancy yourself valiant and unbound, taking the scenic route, as you call it. You go without guidance. Faithless self, you say...

Harinama in Tel Aviv, Israel (Album with photos) Srila…



Harinama in Tel Aviv, Israel (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Interviewer: As far as rites which you practice and demands upon you which Krsna makes, what are any of these rites or demands? That is must you eat special foods, wear special clothing, special…, anything special which you put upon your face, sign, symbols...

Celebrate Krishna’s Eternal Song

By Vaisesika Dasa

This year, Gita Jayanti, the anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna’s speaking the Bhagavad-Gita to Sri Arjuna, falls on December 10th. For those whose lives have been forever improved by meeting Lord Krishna personally in the pages of the Gita, Gita Jayanti is not only a day of celebration but also a chance to express their gratitude. And the best way to do so is to sh...

The Advent of the Bhagavad-gita—Some Practical Guidance

By Giriraj Swami

Following Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Srila Prabhupada is explaining that because devotees are living in the material world, they also have activities that they must perform in relation to material existence, in relation to society, state, and so on. Such activities cannot be avoided, because we are in the material world. We have to live in society. We have to live in a ...