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TEXAS FAITH 45: Modern connections between religion and art

Dallas Morning News,

From Moses to Mahaprabhu

by Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838 –1914)

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The Birth of Janmastami, Krishna’s Appearance Festival

Kalachandji

This is an excerpt from the Hari Bhakti Vilasa: Sri Janmastami Vrata Fifteenth Vilasa, Volume Two beginning with text 249

Weekend Teachings

As the days get closer and closer to Janmastami our temple and activities become busier and busier.   Last Saturday morning I performed a Nam Karan Yajna, a ceremony by which the newborn baby’s name is decided.   The name chosen was Lalita Devi, the dear friend of Srimati Radharani.   The baby was born during Ekadasi last month right near the Visakha Nakshatra (Visakha is the dear friend of Lalita) and later on found out that

Tulasi Kanthi - the neck beads of Krishna devotees

A few weeks ago I posted an article about Tilaka.  In this article Srila Prabhupada was quoted saying,

TEXAS FAITH 44: What responsibility should Murdoch or any CEO take for their company?

Dallas Morning News,

The baby grabs the surgeons fingers – Sivaramaswami.com

The baby grabs the surgeons fingers

July 22nd, 2011

An article sent  by Kesava Bharati Maharaja

Read before looking!

Please read before viewing the picture – it’s worth it. A picture began circulating in November. It should be ‘The Picture of the Year,’ or perhaps, ‘Picture of the Decade.’ . The picture is that of a 21-week-old Unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner.

Vaishnava Tilak–Marking your body as the temple of God

In the Vaishnava tradition devotees wear the urdhva pundra made of gopi chandan commonly known as tilak. 

"Tilaka means victory personified." (SPL to Tilaka devi dasi,)

Now eternally conditioned, now eternally liberated

As long as the jīva takes full shelter of the Supreme Lord he remains a resident of the spiritual planets, but when he forgets the innate spiritual knowledge about the Lord he is placed outside the transcendental realm. The jīva is compared to a ray of the sun, but under the cloud of maya, or the illusory energy, his conditioned state is an unconstitutional and hence unnatural term of existence.

Bhagavad Gita 7th Chapter summary

Taking the advise of my dear Godbrother Omkara I gave this Sunday Feast class on the entire 7th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita As It Is.  by Krishna's and Guru's grace all verses were recited from memory.
Sunday Feast Class - Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7
 Hare Krishna
Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das

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