For All Book Distributors – Past, Present and Future / Для всех распространителей книг нашего времени, в прошлом и в будущем
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Adapted from Srila Narahari Chakravarti Thakur’s  Śrī Bhakti-ratnākara After studying for a prolonged period in Vrindavan under the guidance of Srila Jiva Goswami and in the association of many exalted associates of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Srinivas Acarya along with his dear friends Shyamananda Prabhu and Narottam Das Thakur have been ordered to leave Vraja […]

Радхика, даруя праздник служения Себе
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  “Даруя праздник вечного служения Себе, Шри Радхика – прекрасная царевна беседок Вриндавана – делает все духовные цели и практики незначительными. Совершая это, Она наводняет мир вестями о Своей нектарной красоте, и лик Ее сияет, будто неисчислимые осенние луны”. [ Шрила Прабодхананда Сарасвати, “Шри Радха-раса-шудханидхи”, стих 62 ]   “Sri Radhika, the lovely queen of […]

Anuraga-vali – The Vine of Love
 / Анурага-вали – “Лоза любви”
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1. O Lord, 
please give me millions of bodies and millions of mouths in each body. By your mercy place millions of tongues in each mouth. O Lord, may Your millions of transcendental qualities dance on those tongues! 2. What is the use of a soul that does not have millions of bodies? What is […]

Katwa, Where Lord Caintaya Took Sannyasa
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Фотоальбом на FB   Ever since taking sannyasa in 1979, I have had a strong desire to visit the town of Katwa, where Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu took sannyasa 500 years ago.Today my wish was fulfilled when myself and 60 devotees made the 2 hour journey from Sridham Mayapura to Katwa. Naru Gopal prabhu took us […]

The Sacred Village of Srikhanda / Святая деревня, Шрикханда
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https://www.facebook.com/indradyumna/media_set?set=a.10211188483810887.1073742798.1321748113&type=3 The village of Srikhanda, a 3-hour scenic drive from Sridham Mayapura, is mentioned many times in Caitanya Caritamrta. Yesterday we spent 5 hours exploring the village where a number of Lord Caitanya’s personal associates resided 500 years ago. We had kirtan and katha at the exact place where Locan das Thakur wrote Caitanya Mangala. […]

Christmas In Jaipur
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https://www.facebook.com/indradyumna/media_set?set=a.10210832247545203.1073742780.1321748113&type=3 We spent Christmas in Jaipur visiting various temples of the Lord. It seemed a fitting way to respect such a day which is so dear to our Christian brothers and sisters. We were particularly touched to see the mood of devotion in the eyes of of the residents of Jaipur as they took darshan […]

Beautiful Kamyavan
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https://www.facebook.com/indradyumna/media_set?set=a.10210819428184727.1073742779.1321748113&type=3 Today we went on parikrama to Kamyavan. Kamyavan is fourth among the twelve forests of Vraja-mandala. The word kamya means “extremely beautiful”, “well adorned” or “highly attractive”. Many pleasant lakes, wells, ponds, trees, creepers, flowers, fruits and species of birds contribute to the beauty of this place. Krishna performed many of His childhood pastimes […]

In Bandiravan
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https://www.facebook.com/indradyumna/posts/10210816122662091 Yesterday on our parikrama with Sri Prahlada dasa we met Jaya Rama das, a well-known and respected sadhu residing in Bandiravan, one the 12 forests of Vrindavan. When we offered our respects to him he smiled and kindly said: “What your Srila Prabhupada has done for the whole world all the saints in India […]

The Mystical Forest
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https://www.facebook.com/indradyumna/media_set?set=a.10210808633474866.1073742778.1321748113&type=3 Yesterday I took Sri Prahlada, who is visiting Vrindavan, to the Mystical Forest. Not far from Varsana is a forest of 5,000 year-old trees. Local Vrajavasi tradition says that the trees were planted by Srimati Radharani and Her girlfriends as a place of pastimes for Herself and Krsna. They are described as kalpa-vriksa trees […]

Chandra-sarovara
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https://www.facebook.com/indradyumna/media_set?set=a.10210801616779453.1073742777.1321748113&type=3 Yesterday my good friend Sri Prahlada arrived in Vrindavan. To enter into the mood of Vraja we decided to first do Govardhan parikrama. We began on the ‘outer’ 40-kilometer parikrama road, the path used by Srila Sanatana Goswami 500 years ago. We first visited Chandra-sarovara, a beautiful holy site, where the gopis spoke the […]

Strolling Through Vrindavan / Прогуливаясь по Вриндавану
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Фотоальбом на FB I arrived back home in Sri Vrindavan dhama yesterday. This afternoon I strolled through the town of Vrindavan proper, visiting old friends and making new ones. The sights, sounds and colors of Vrindavan all helped to remind me of my good fortune to once again be present in Lord Krsna’s eternal playground. […]

Disappearance Day Offering – 2017 – Подношение на день ухода Шрилы Прабхупады
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Dear Srila Prabhupada, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you! As always, this is a day of mixed emotions for me. On the one hand, there is the pain of separation. Although you departed from our material vision 40 years ago, it seems to me as if it was only yesterday. In material […]

A Spiritual Meditation on the Upcoming Solar Eclipse/ Медитация на духовное в связи приближающимся солнечным затмением
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    “Vedic astronomers of five thousand years ago could predict eclipses of the sun and moon just as well as our modern astronomers can. The knowledge of the ancient astronomers went much further, however, since they understood the karmic influences of such events. Solar and lunar eclipses are generally very inauspicious, with certain rare […]

Святая земля
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Том 14, глава 15 12 августа 2017, Вудсток – Да я терпеть не могу ни вас самих, ни ваши убеждения! – кричал директор школы. – Ни за что и никогда, слышите, НИКОГДА, я не сдам вам больше школу на время Вудстока. – С этими словами он хлопнул дверью, оставив потрясенную Нандини даси застывшей на месте. […]

В одном ряду
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Том 14, глава 14 31 июля 2017, Польша В последний день первой половины нашего летнего тура я проснулся в радостном расположении духа. Несмотря на плохую, не по сезону, погоду, все двадцать четыре фестивальные программы, уже проведенные нами на Балтийском побережье Польши, были успешными. Всё пока что складывалось благополучно. Тем не менее, я подумал об изменчивой […]

Lord Caitanya Leads Kirtan / Господь Чайтанья ведет киртан
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“The Master sang joyfully in accents astonishingly sweet and charming to the ear, as He moved in the midst of a circle made by His intimate devotees. The ornament of the three worlds, Lord Gauracandra Himself, of all attractive persons the most attractive, dances, in the supreme abode of Nilacala, the temple like a blue […]

I eagerly desire to see Vrindavan / Жажду увидать Вриндаван
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  In the midst of all an all-encompassing service on the shores of a foreign land, my mind keeps returning home, to Vrindavan, that eternal abode of love and bliss … “I eagerly desire to see Vrindavan, whose indescribable beauty defeats the beauty of millions of cupids, which is brightly illuminated by a golden and […]

The hand of an old friend / Рука старого друга
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Yesterday a friend came to help me in time of great need. I was most grateful. “Ah! How good it feels! The hand of an old friend.” [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ] Вчера во время великой нужды появился друг. Я был очень благодарен. «О! что за чувство! Рука старого друга» [ Генри Водсворт Лонгфелло ]

I Shall Not Pass This Way Again / Ведь не пройти той же дорогой дважды
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Том 14, глава 13 23 июля 2017, Польша Я знаю, что пружина моих биологических часов постепенно раскручивается. Бесполезно это отрицать. Это реальность. Мало того, что мне уже под семьдесят – я перенес две смертельные схватки с раком. Вероятность рецидива остается, и я ценю каждое мгновение на вес золота. Годы, что я провел, тренируясь в сознании […]

Та необычная песня
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Том 14, глава 12 18 июля 2017, Польша Я проснулся в 3:30 утра, как только первые лучи восточно-европейского летнего солнца заглянули в окно. Я был в замешательстве. Где я? Всё в комнате казалось незнакомым. Поскольку в путешествиях я оказываюсь в разных городах и странах каждые несколько дней, такое часто случается со мной при пробуждении на […]

Lord Narayana speaking to Gopa Kumara / Господь Нараяна Гопа Кумару
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Lord Narayana speaking to Gopa Kumara: “Welcome, welcome, my dear boy! I am fortunate – most fortunate – to meet you here. For so long I have been eager to see you! My dear friend, you have passed many lifetimes without paying any attention to me at all. For so long hope had me dancing […]

For want of any taste for Your pleasant shining… / “…не имя никакого вкуса к Твоему доставляющему радость сиянию”
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Dear disciples, friends and well-wishers: Thank you all for your birthday greetings. Please always keep me in your prayers! “One aged devotee of Krsna addressed Him in this way: ‘My dear Krsna, O killer of the demon Agha, my body is now invalid due to old age. I cannot speak very fluently, my voice is […]

Back In The Motherland
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Фотоальбом на Facebook Yesterday I arrived back in Moscow. Srila Prabhupada was the first to come against all odds. He had the vision to see the great potential in this country for Krsna consciousness. Вчера вернулся в Москву. Шрила Прабхупада был первым, кто приехал сюда, несмотря на все трудности. У него было видение огромного потенциала […]

As much as one can devote his full attention / Насколько сможет он привлечь свое вниманье
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Two days ago I arrived back in Vrindavan after a short trip to Australia. Tomorrow I leave Vrindavan to begin my preaching duties in the West. As the years go by it is becoming more and more difficult to leave this transcendental abode. But leave we must for it is the order of Srila Prabhupada […]

Sacred Sound Festival, New Govardhan, Australia / Фестиваль “Святой звук”, Нью Говардхан, Австралия
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Facebook “By chanting the holy name of the Supreme Lord, one comes to the stage of love of Godhead. Then the devotee is fixed in his vow as an eternal servant of the Lord, and he gradually becomes very much attached to a particular name and form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As his […]

Love Means To Give More Than You Take / Любовь означает отдавать больше, чем получать
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Dear Jeegnesh and Kaishori Sindhu dasi, Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. As one of the chief guests at your auspicious vivaha yajna—your cherished marriage ceremony today—I have been asked to speak. The other day at the kirtan party held in your honor, I suggested that my esteemed godbrother, Bada Haridas Prabhu, […]

Family United / Дружная семья
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Фотоальбом на Facebook Ananta Vrindavan’s das’ “best of the best” photos of Jeegnesh and Kaishori Sindhu dasi’s wedding in Brisbane, Australia yesterday. Jeegnesh and Kaishori Sindhu will be leaving soon to Crawley, England to assist with our movement there. I have no doubt their combined efforts will bring the preaching to new levels. Please everyone […]

Back In Australia / Возвращение в Австралию
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Фотоальбом на Facebook Yesterday, in a beach town on the Gold Coast just north of Brisbane, we had a wonderful kirtan program leading up to the marriage ceremony of my disciples Bhakta Jiggy and Kaishori Sindhu dasi, which takes place this Sunday. Bada Haridas, Sri Prahlada and myself chanted for over 3 hours. The devotees, […]

The Ancestral Home Of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur / Фамильный дом Шрилы Бхактивиноды Тхакура
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https://www.facebook.com/indradyumna/media_set?set=a.10208743373044646.1073742643.1321748113&type=3 Several days ago we visited the ancestral home of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur in Choti, Orissa. We are continuing the efforts of Fakir Mohan prabhu, a friend of ISKCON, to acquire the original land that Bhaktivinode Thakur resided on there for many years. We hope to build a small temple on the property to accommodate […]

“The Spotless Moon of Nadia” / “Безупречная луна Надии”
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Preparing My Mind and Heart for Gaura Purnima Готовлю свой ум и сердце к Гаура-пурниме Verse 1: “Seeing that the spotless full moon has risen on the earth in the home of Sachi, the spotted full-moon hid itself in great shame on the pretext of a lunar eclipse.” Verse 2: “The town of Nadia swooned […]

Sri Chaitanya-Kavacha / Шри Чайтанья-кавача
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After almost 2 months of medical procedures here in South Africa I am leaving for Vrindavan tomorrow. From Vrindavan I will again assume my preaching responsibilities around the world. I pray for the protection of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to carry out my duties! śiro me pātu caitanyo bhālaṁ viśvambharaḥ prabhuḥ nayane śrī-gaura-candraḥ śravaṇe dvija-nandanaḥ “May […]

A letter of appreciation to the devotees of the Christchurch temple / Признательность преданным из Новозеландского храма
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A letter of appreciation to the devotees of the Christchurch temple in New Zealand on the occasion of the inauguration of their new temple. Their original temple was destroyed in an earthquake in 2011. Dear Devotees of the Christchurch yatra, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to the presiding […]

Guidelines for Cow Protection from the Mahabharata / О защите коров, из Махабхараты
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1. One should never kick cows, for one who does so will have to suffer in hell for a hundred lives. Cows are the abode of all auspiciousness. For this reason, they always deserve worship. 2. Bullocks should never be struck harshly with a goad or whip. 3. One should not proceed through the midst […]