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Identity of buyer discovered in pending sale of Brooklyn Radha-Govinda temple

Members of the ISKCON Radha-Govinda temple congregation in Brooklyn have uncovered the identity of the prospective buyer with whom the temple...

WHAT IS WRONG IF ISKCON DEVOTEES RUN A HOSPITAL?

It is not one of the purposes of ISKCON to open hospitals. Srila Prabhupada told his disciples not to open hospitals: Hospital-making business is...

DIFFERENT UNDERSTANDINGS OF SRILA PRABHUPADA’S TEACHINGS

GBC Resolution #313 – Harmonizing our Preaching Efforts Whereas the GBC Body accepts that many different understandings of the teachings of Srila...

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“How many likes” or “who likes”

The social media has become extremely popular among masses today. One among the different jargons that are used is “like” or many versions of it in different social media websites. It is a common practice to write something for the world to see and...

Bamboo Skyscrapers

H.H. Hridayananda Goswami’s Krishna West project is based on the simple idea that if you remove the non-essential, Indian cultural trappings of present-day ISKCON from its spiritual essence, then ISKCON will be restored to its former potency and...

Women aren’t women anymore

Why are men frightened of marriage

More young men than ever before are refusing to get married. The reason? “Women aren’t women anymore.” Feminism taught a generation masculinity was “toxic,” then women complained: “Where have all the real men gone?”

Covering The Head Has Nothing To Do With Muslims

This is a response to a comment made by Gaura Keshava Prabhu in which he espouses the opinion that head covering by North Indian women is an imposition from Islam. The theory that North Indian women cover their head with a sari because of Islamic...

Chastity – What Does It Actually Mean?

On the 26th of July we welcomed 40 ladies in Kharkov/Ukraine, who had traveled all the way from Moscow, Minsk, Moldova, Crimea and various corners of Ukraine to participate in the two-week course for ladies entitled “Exploring the Roots of Spiritual...

HOW TO BE IN MAYA

The history of human kind is filled with examples how with full conviction leaders and followers in the name of material and spiritual progress find themselves fully engulfed in the illusory energy of the Lord, marching towards their destruction...

In The Footsteps Of The Buddha

If I were to tell you, that once, no other country, save India, revered the cow as much as Japan, I could understand your disbelief. Today, we think of Japan as a meat-eating culture. However, this image is a product of the last 150 years of...

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Brahmananda Prabhu “The Mountain of our mission”

Though I was not in constant contact with Brahmananda Prabhu I always had great affection for him and Gargamuni Prabhu, the “love brothers” because of their unflinching faith in and pure unalloyed love for Srila Prabhupada. Brahmananda Prabhu was...

Reflections on Vaisnavi-dharma

I recently took up the study of Bhakti-Sastri under the instruction of my spiritual master. Living in Azerbaijan, the best option seemed to be to do it online, as various courses are available nowadays via the internet. I signed up with...

ISKCON Welfare work

Mundane welfare work in iskcon

The following article was published on the Dandavats website on 26th July 2012 (5,533 views). The article appears below in a revised and expanded form with the help of some devotees. Also included now is an Appendix section which contains more...

The Concept Of The Atom

The concept that material objects such as cars and chairs are composed of many small units called atoms is not new, in fact the ancient Indian philosophers Gautama and Kanada taught this. It is significant that this concept of the atom was present...

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FEMALE DIKSHA GURU PROPOSAL

Whereas, the body of ISKCON India leaders aka IIAC has taken cognizance of the continuing discussion by the GBC on the issue of female diksha gurus, specifically the recent discussions that took place at Tirupati as reported to us by our GBCs for...

Sinhalese Preaching Breakthrough in Sri Lanka

Revolutionary pubic program was organized in Sinhalese area in a town near Kandy in Central Province of Sri Lanka. Just a few years ago, when the civil war between Sinhalese (Buddhist) and Tamils was raging, nobody would imagine that a Hare Krishna...

A new faith is born in Malawi

Please find below an interview in “The Nation” newspaper of Malawi, Central Africa.  It was published on 5 January 2014.  The questions were answered by Radhakanth Prabhu – Congregational Development Officer of ISKCON Blantyre, but...

New developments – Bangalore Ritvik temple court case

The Main SLP filed by MPD on behalf of the Bangalore Society (challenging the Judgement of the Banglaore High court in favor ISKCON reg. at Mumbai) was assigned to the Bench headed by Justice Kabir. Justice Kabir retired in July 2013 and after that...