Tuesday, May 31, 2016

We don’t breathe twice in the same body (Gita 08.04)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

To fight for what is right is right (Gita 02.03)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Seek not success in karma - seek success beyond karma (Gita 04.12)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Oblation in fire is literal, metaphorical and transformational (Gita 04.30)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Money is one measure of value, not the only measure of value (Gita 16.13)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

News - ISKCON Rohini temple updates

ISKCON Rohini temple updates 150 businessmen with family who are contributing for ISKCON Rohini project gathered at Sunder hall of Hotel City Park Pitampura on 29 May 2016 to discuss progress report of ISKCON Rohini construction. The Program began with the Chanting of Manglacharan by Mayapur Gurukul Boys. Project Chairman HG Ved Vyas P welcomed all the guests & Maharaj HG Varah P ( CO-President Punjabi Bagh) perform kirtan. Then the Deep was ignited by HH Gopal Krsna Goswami Maharaj. Rukmini Krishna P (Co-President Punjabi Bagh) briefed the audience about the contribution of ISKCON around the world followed by the presentation by HG Keshav Murari P (Temple president Rohini) on progress report of Rohini Project. HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj in his speech spoke about that how temples are serving & saving the humanity. He thanked them for contributing in Project. Later he presented every well wisher a beautiful gift of Krishna Art Book. Donors & visitors showed their interest & commitments for finalizing this project in next two years positively. #laxmi

Even when a big enemy is out there, the bigger enemy is in here (Gita 03 37)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

News - Gita contest of ISKCON goes global in 2016

Gita contest of ISKCON goes global in 2016 GCL, an educational initiative of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), will now be open to children from schools all over the world to test their knowledge and understanding of Gita, an ISKCON press release said on Sunday. The GCL contest in Mumbai started in 2010 and since then, every year the contest has touched the lives of thousands of students. This year, around 8000 students from around 134 schools have participated in the contest in Mumbai. Till date, more than 138,000 students from around 1484 schools in various cities of the country have participated in this contest. In 2016, Apart from Indian cities GCL contests are taking place in Australia, Mauritius, Kenya, South Africa and United States of America A unique feature Gita Championship League is that it attracts participation of students belonging to different religions, including Muslims, Christians and Hindus. More interestingly, many winners of this competition are drawn from various sections of the society and different religions. #laxmi

Even if the term is impersonal, the concept is personal (Gita 04.24)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

For self improvement, go beyond self criticism & self congratulation (​Gita 15.07)

​For self-improvement, go beyond self-criticism and self-congratulation to self-realization Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Assimilation and application are foundational for transformation (Gita 18.73)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Monday, May 30, 2016

Narasimhadeva Appearance Day Festivities Roar with Enthusiasm in Toronto’s Hare Krishna Temple

Narasimhadeva Appearance Day Festivities Roar with Enthusiasm in Toronto’s Hare Krishna Temple! Toronto’s Hare Krishna Community celebrated the appearance day of Lord Narasimhadeva – Lord Krishna’s half-man, half-lion incarnation. The festival kicked off with a lively kirtan and was followed by an enthralling class by Vaisesika Prabhu. Following the class, Lord Narasimha made a divine appearance, much to the delight of the crowd. a beautiful abhisheka (bathing ceremony) took place wherein a small form of Lord Narasimha was bathed with various items. After an exuberant kirtan, a delightful vegetarian feast (prasadam) was served to one and all! #laxmi

108 Iskcon mini temples coming up in Andhra Pradesh

108 Iskcon mini temples coming up in Andhra Pradesh International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) is constructing 108 mini temples (mandirams) at the upcoming Golden temple premises at Changheeskhanpet near Kondaveedu in Guntur district. These mini temples will depict various phases in the life of Lord Krishna like ‘Kali Mardanam’, ‘Godavardhanagiri’, ‘Geethopadesam’ and others. The Iskcon started construction of Golden temple with a cost of Rs 200 crore. The main temple will be in the shape of Swan (a mythological bird) and the presiding deity is Venna Krishna. Foundation works for the main temple have been completed and authorities said that they would start main construction work within a couple of weeks. #laxmi

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

​Our incarnation is an incarceration — Krishna’s isn’t (Gita 04.05)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Those who don’t have money are poor, but those who have only money are poorer still (Gita 16.14)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Krishna’s incarnation is not actually an incarnation (Gita 04.06)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Focus on harmony, not hormones (Gita 15.07)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Ten Offenses against the Holy Name of the Lord

The Hare Krishna mantra is unlimitedly powerful and has the potency to immediately cleanse us of all the reactions from our sinful activities from this an so many other lifetimes. Therefore if we want to be successful in the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra it is essential that we come to the platform of offenseless chanting. There are ten different offenses in the chanting of the holy name of the Lord. A pure devotee of the Lord does not commit any offense while chanting the holy name of the Lord. #laxmi

Don’t rate spiritual wisdom using the laughter test (Gita 18.73)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

News - TOVP updates and Plans For 2016

TOVP rainwater unstallation and plans For 2016 At present, the rainwater pipes are being put in place for the TOVP. These are the main drainage pipes, which will collect rainwater from the roof of the main temple. They will all be underground, underneath the utility floor. All water will run out to major outside areas, like gardens etc. This gives you an idea of the size of the pipes. Recently, Ambarisa prabhu, together with the other TOVP managers, went all around the TOVP, discussing plans to be executed in the year 2016. They talked about all the different procedures and areas where work will begin, and viewed all the great achievements from 2015. Ambarisa was very pleased with the progress of the construction and the finishing work elements like the sandstone cladding, marble work and GRC pillars. He has blessed the TOVP team for a great year ahead in the service of Srila Prabhupada. #laxmi

News - Stephen Hawking On Trial Confronting the Big Bang

Stephen Hawking On Trial - Confronting the Big Bang Vaiyasaki Das, the well-known ISKCON kirtaniya, and author, recently published his newest book, Stephen Hawking On Trial – Confronting the Big Bang. Like his first Blockbuster book Cosmology On Trial – Cracking the Cosmic Code, this book is now also a Bestseller in its category on Amazon. As the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium rises, and ISKCON reaches greater levels of public attention, it will be necessary for devotees to explain where science is right and where it is wrong. Vaiyasaki has taken seriously Srila Prabhupada’s instruction to expose the scientific account of the origin of the universe as mostly speculation with very little data to back up the assertions. Hawking is one of the world’s leading cosmologists, and disproving so-called scientific assertions will become one of the foundations for presenting the conclusive and self-effulgent truths of the Vedic scriptures and acharyas. #laxmi

Don’t just look for the silver lining — become the silver lining (Gita 11.33)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Don’t give in to a death wish — give it the death sentence (Gita 01.45)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Don’t equate the essential with the exclusive (Gita 16.13)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Courtesy Japa how not to chant (Part 01)

“Nish, nish, ram, ram, nish, nish, ram, ram.” Prabhupada once imitated how we sometimes chant without focus, without concentration, without proper pronunciation – how we chant when we don’t feel like chanting. You know the mood behind this chanting: “I have to chant but I’d rather be doing something else.” And in our minds we are thinking, “I can’t wait to get these rounds out of the way.” We all do this. And it can get pretty bad. Devotees who chant rounds while watching football games on TV. Prabhupada explained that this type of chanting is more or less useless because it will not produce the desired result, love of Krsna. To even call this chanting is a stretch. It is closer to a ritual. But Prabhupada acknowledged the value in the ritual by saying that although this kind of chanting is not very productive, at least those who are chanting this way are keeping their vow to chant. This kind of japa is called, “courtesy japa.” “Courtesy japa” means that since you have taken a vow – either to your spiritual master or yourself – to chant a certain number of rounds daily, you keep that vow while chanting the kind of japa which is shown in the video.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Money is one measure of value, not the only measure of value (Gita 16.13)

Chaitanya Charan das is author of sixteen books on various spiritual subjects including science and spirituality, Bhagavad-gita and self-help. He is an associate-editor of Back to Godhead, ISKCON's global magazine, and a member of ISKCON,s prominent intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council. He writes daily on the Bhagavad-gita at gitadaily.com where he has written over 1600 articles and answers questions at thespiritualscientist.com, where he has answered over 3000 questions. He has spoken at colleges, corporates and conferences all over the world from Australia to America and is especially appreciated for the logic, clarity and eloquence of his presentations. (For more videos, visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhtmKWc6vRTCF1rXGS1he7lVdCFpQjuHq)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Potency And Richness Of SB Experience In The Association Of Devotees -Jayadvait swami

2016 05 24 SB 10 82 1 Potency And Richness Of SB Experience In The Association Of Devotees -Jayadvait swami ISKCON Chowpatty SB 10.82.1 śrī-śuka uvāca athaikadā dvāravatyāṁ  vasato rāma-kṛṣṇayoḥ sūryoparāgaḥ su-mahān  āsīt kalpa-kṣaye yathā Word for word: śrī-śukaḥ uvāca — Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; atha — then; ekadā — on one occasion; dvāravatyām — in Dvārakā; vasatoḥ — while They were living; rāma-kṛṣṇayoḥ — Balarāma and Kṛṣṇa; sūrya — of the sun; uparāgaḥ — an eclipse; su-mahān — very great; āsīt — there was; kalpa — of Lord Brahmā’s day; kṣaye — at the end; yathā — as if. Translation: Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Once, while Balarāma and Kṛṣṇa were living in Dvārakā, there occurred a great eclipse of the sun, just as if the end of Lord Brahmā’s day had come. Purport: As Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura points out, the words atha and ekadā are commonly used in Sanskrit literature to introduce a new topic. Here they especially indicate that the reunion of the Yadus and Vṛṣṇis at Kurukṣetra is being narrated out of chronological sequence. Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī explains in his Vaiṣṇava-toṣaṇī commentary that the events of this Eighty-second Chapter occur after Lord Baladeva’s visit to Vraja (Chapter 65) and before Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira’s Rājasūya sacrifice (Chapter 74). This must be so, the ācārya reasons, since during the eclipse at Kurukṣetra all the Kurus, including Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Yudhiṣṭhira, Bhīṣma and Droṇa, met in friendship and happily shared the company of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. At the Rājasūya-yajña, on the other hand, Duryodhana’s jealousy against the Pāṇḍavas became irrevocably inflamed. Soon after this, Duryodhana challenged Yudhiṣṭhira and his brothers to the gambling match, in which he cheated them of their kingdom and exiled them to the forest. Right after the Pāṇḍavas’ return from exile, the great Battle of Kurukṣetra took place, during which Bhīṣma and Droṇa were killed. So it is not logically possible for the solar eclipse at Kurukṣetra to have happened after the Rājasūya sacrifice.
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