A Recorded Conversation With Srila Prabhupada And Myself
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My good friend, Visnu Murti dasa, who manages Vanipedia, kindly sent me this audio link from a ‘questions and answers’ session with Srila Prabhupada in New Mayapura, France on August 5, 1976, wherein I ask His Divine Grace a question. Srila Prabhupada’s response gives me great hope! The translation of the conversation is below. One […]

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He Was a Great Saintly Person
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Volume 14, Chapter 1 Feb 8, 2014   In December of 1970 , Srila Prabhupada spent fourteen days in Surat, India, with twenty-five of his Western disciples. Five years earlier, he had traveled to the west on the order of his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati, to spread Krsna Consciousness. ISCKON was still a fledgling […]

Он был великий святой
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Глава 1 Сурат, Индия   В декабре 1970-го Шрила Прабхупада провел с двадцатью пятью своими западными учениками четырнадцать дней в Сурате (Индия). Пятью годами ранее по указанию своего духовного учителя Шрилы Бхактисиддханты Сарасвати он уехал на запад, чтобы распространять сознание Кришны. ИСККОН ко времени его возвращения был совсем еще молодым движением, но у Прабхупады было […]

Camel Caravan Kirtan
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Srila Prabhupada once said, “Tax your brains how to spread this movement.” So today we loaded our devotees, puppets and musical instruments on carts drawn by camels and did harinam throughout the city of Vadodara, all the while announcing our festival tomorrow night. News of the extravaganza spread quickly and soon all local newspapers and […]

Serving the Lord in Dwarka
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“The heavenly planets are more celebrated than the earth. But the celebrity of earth has defeated that of the heavenly planets because of Dwarka where Lord Sri Krsna reigned as a king. Three places, mainly Vrindavan, Mathura and Dwarka, are more important than the famous planets within the universe. These places are perpetually sanctified because […]

One Who Leaves The Battlefield
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Yesterday we went on harinam in Dakor, home to the famous deity of Ranchor. In sanskrit Ranchor signifies a coward or, “one who leaves the battlefield.” Krsna, however, is glorified and is famous amongst His devotees as Ranchor because He left the battlefield to rescue Rukmini, His first queen in Dwarka. People were stunned seeing […]

Drumming It Up
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This morning we went on harinama samkirtan in Ahmedabad to drum up publicity for this evening’s festival program. People were fascinated to see so many western devotees along with their blissful Gujarati brothers and sisters chanting and dancing in great happiness through the streets of the city. Srila Prabhupada once called ISKCON the, “United Nations […]