World Biggest Shrimad Bhagavad Gita as it is, Arrived at ISKCON Delhi

World Biggest Shrimad Bhagavad Gita as it is, Arrived at ISKCON Delhi

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Death is Sitting Right Next to Me

Hare KrishnaIt is with mixed feelings that I enter the crematorium, after all, it is a place of death. Although I have come here many times, I still become very thoughtful each time I revisit this place. Maybe it is because I am reminded of my own mortality.

Serving Krishna by Serving Tulasi

Hare KrishnaBy Vishakha Devi Dasi

Srila Jiva Gosvami, arguably one of the greatest spiritual scholars in the history of religion, said that one does not really accept God unless one accepts his inconceivable nature. In other words, if we try to limit God in some way, then in effect we have eliminated his true nature. In the same way, how the Lord’s internal potency for performing pastimes in this world expands as the pure devotee Tulasi, an eternal consort of Krishna, is also inconceivable. Devotees simply accept her and worship her with joy in their hearts. And if she blesses them by growing luxuriously, as she has in Vancouver, that, Srila Prabhupada wrote, is evidence of their sincere devotion. Continue reading

“Make him puris if he wants puris”

Hare KrishnaBy Srutakirti dasa

Sometimes Srila Prabhupada affectionately spoke about his father. When he did, it was always with great fondness. “My father would make sure that whatever I wanted I would get,” he said. “Even if it was in the middle of the night and I wanted puris, my father would say to my mother, ‘Make him puris if he wants puris.’ Sometimes my mother would resist, but my father would make her do it. It was like that. I don’t know. Maybe my father knew. He was always doing things like that. Then my mother would have to comply with him.” Continue reading

Cultivating an Empathetic Heart

Hare KrishnaBy Archana Siddhi Devi Dasi

When I was a young devotee, I was strict about attending all the temple programs. But I found myself critical of devotees who didn’t always attend. One devotee suffered from an illness and did her best to come when she could. But I felt she could do better. Not long after those thoughts contaminated my consciousness, however, I became ill and often missed mangala-arati, the early-morning worship. Krishna accomplishes many things by one action, and one result of my illness was a diminishing of my critical mentality. Krishna has often placed me in situations similar to those of people for whom I lacked empathy, helping me develop more understanding of others’ difficulties. Continue reading