By Gopal Bhatta dasa
ILS is an opportunity for thousands of devotees, either currently or potentially involved in ISKCON’s leadership, to come together in order to share plans and aspirations for tomorrow’s ISKCON, learn new skills to improve ISKCON globally and locally and enliven one another by transformational Vaishnava exchanges like hearing and chanting in the association of the most senior members of Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON. Continue reading
By Raas Raman Krishna Das
International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is no more a strange organisation in the field of spirituality. It’s already celebrated the golden jubilee of its establishment & devotees all around the world are relishing the joy of devotion today. All credit goes to ISKCON Founder-Acharya HDG A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA. He was the first & foremost person in the history of entire India & perhaps the world too who headed to West & spread the holy names everywhere & also showed the power of mantra by bringing everyone together. Continue reading
Sadbhuja Das: Here are some images of the elephants that are being sculpted, which are located at the entrance pillars of the TOVP. The progress is going at steady pace, and they are coming along quite nicely.
The Gate To Hari (Album of photos)
Indradyumna Swami: Yesterday, the first stop on our Himalayan journey was Haridwar. ‘Haridwar’ means the gate to Hari, or Krsna. There we participated in the famous daily puja and arotika of the sacred Mother Ganges. Afterwards we did kirtan on the banks of the river with my good friend Raghunath das and his group of pilgrims from the USA.
Kirtan Mela in Krasnodar ISKCON, South Russia, Sept 29th (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Chanting involves the activities of the upper and lower lips as well as the tongue. All three must be engaged in chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. The words “Hare Krishna” should be very distinctly pronounced and heard. (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, 17.3 Purport)
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Duties [dharma] executed by men, regardless of occupation, are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Supreme Lord.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 1.2.8)
Srimad Bhagavatam class by H.H. Hanumat Presaka Swami at ISKCON Vrindavan.
The safe boat of devotee association.
Sacinandana Swami: The influence of maya is very difficult to overcome. In our scriptures, the material energy is therefore compared to an ocean. When you sail the ocean you never know when the weather will become stormy and high waves will make it impossible for you to continue your journey. Material life is similar – you never know when difficulties will shake you. Krishna explains this fact to Uddhava and then says: “Devotees are like a strong boat that comes to rescue those persons who are repeatedly rising and falling in the fearful ocean of material life. Thus, they are the ultimate shelter.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 11.26.32)“