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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

Dhotis on Distribution?

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Q. Prabhuji, I am asking your personal opinion on book distribution in big cities in Texas.  Dhoti/tilak or jeans/pullover for showing BBT books to public. A senior book distributor devotee recommends looking like Joe Public or a yoga student to show Prabhupada’s books?
Here is my reply:

TEXAS FAITH 43: What gives rise to end-times predictions?

Dallas Morning News,

TEXAS FAITH 41: Is science leading to a new literalism?

Dallas Morning News,

Pocket Vedas for iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad

TEXAS FAITH 40: Is Hell Dead?