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To Hospital or NOT to Build? That is the Controversy – part 2

If the senior disciples of His Divine Grace simply inspired devotees in the medical profession to collaborate together to manifest these facilities...

BLAST FROM THE PAST: NECTAR OF THE FAMILY LIFE (2001)

In these matters woman is more than intelligent – she is brilliant! She so surpasses man in this regard it isn’t a contest! And it is only when man...

To Hospital or NOT to Build? That is the Controversy – part 1

Hospital Yajna? I was prowling the internet recently for some cyber-association and encountered a well written, straight forward presentation that...

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Cows with names produce more milk, scientists say

“They aren’t just our livelihood – they’re part of the family,” he said. “We love our cows and every one of them has a name.
“Collectively we refer to them as ‘our ladies’ but we know every one of them and each one has her own personality.”

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 there, going on by the government, by the state. You are not meant for making hospitals. >>>...

Is India the Rape Capital of the World?

Even before but more so after the sensational Nirbhaya gang-rape case of December 2012 India has been portrayed as the rape capital of the world where violence against women is enshrined. But what do the numbers tell us? Other countries in fact have...

LEADING WITH SHASTRA

Dear prabhu, while you are an historic devotee who has done tremendous service for Srila Prabhupada, the way you understand and explain spiritual subjects is not the way that Srila Prabhupada told us to understand them. If we consider the way Srila...

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...

Krsna’s sweetness

I remember, one year I was with Sacinandana Maharaj and a whole group of devotees on a boat, sailing in Danish waters. Maharaj gave this seminar about Krsna’s sweetness. It was all about Krsna being so sweet, looks so sweet… and this sweet and that...

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...

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...