Social Engineering

By Sesa Das for ISKCON News on 14 Jan 2011Littering is a problem in the city of Vrindavan, India. Friends who recently returned from a pilgrimage to that holy place expressed to me how they were disturbed to see piles of trash lining the streets. Littering is a problem in the city of Vrindavan, India. […]

Why Chant Hare Krishna

by Jayadvaita Swamifrom Back to Godhead, May-June 1994Here’s a page full of reasons. I’ll spare you the footnotes, but each reason is fully upheld by evidence from Vedic writings like Bhagavad-gita, the Upanisads, and the Puranas. 1. Chanting Hare Krishna awakens love of God.2. Chanting Hare Krishna brings liberation as a side benefit along the […]

Appearance of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati 
Thakur

Feb 21, 2011  — The Appearance Day of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur is observed on February 22nd.Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura appeared in Purusottam Ksetra, Jagannatha Puri, Orissa, on February 6, 1874. He was born in the family home next to the Narayan-chhata of Sri Jagannatha Temple, which always reverberated with the chanting […]

Nityananda Prabhu, Embodiment of Compassion

Audiences—especially ISKCON audiences, it seems—love to laugh. And often, the story of Lord Nityananda delivering the two brothers Jagai and Madhai is presented as comedic in ISKCON plays, with their drunken antics mined for humor. Audiences—especially ISKCON audiences, it seems—love to laugh. And often, the story of Lord Nityananda delivering the two brothers Jagai and […]

The Afghan Quarterback

The coach had put together the perfect team for the Detroit Lions. The only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. The coach had put together the perfect team for the Detroit Lions. The only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European […]

Cheap Indian Gourmet Meal

“A beggar in India found Rupees 100. He went to an expensive hotel and ate to his heart’s content. When the bill for Rupees 3000 came, he said that he had no money. The manager called the police and the policeman took him away. The beggar gave the Rupees 100 to the policeman and was […]

Balancing Faith and Works

To Whom is God’s Grace Given? By Steven Rosen (Satyaraja dasa)“So, there are two ways to carry a baby,” he began, tapping his cane on the ground as he and a close group of disciples, including Lilavati, made their way down a dirt road. “There is the monkey way and the cat way. Do you […]

Brahmana & Cab Driver

A brahmana and a Bombay taxi driver die the same time. A brahmana and a Bombay taxi driver die the same time. They go before Yamaraja & the brahmana is told he must take many more births before he’s liberated. The cab driver however can have liberation immediately. The brahmana is bewildered and protests. Yamaraja […]

Are Economic Development and Bhakti Mutually exclusive?

By Vrndavanlila dasiThe beauty of Vedic life lies in recognizing difference in the nature of different human beings, in their proclivities and natural capabilities (that is why varnasrama) and further sanctifying everything, including the carnal requirements (that is why daivi-varnasrama); therefore the pursuit of artha and kama was also defined by dharma or morality. Development […]

Amazon Kindle — A Revolution in Reading 
Prabhupada’s Books

BY:MADHUDVISA DASAFeb 02, 2011 — For many years I have been looking for the “perfect gadget” to read Srila Prabhupada’s books from. It’s clearly impractical to carry the sixty plus books everywhere we go and computer technology gives us the ability to store large amounts of information and easily carry it with us. For many […]