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  • abrennan's picture
    Posted: 7 years 15 weeks ago
    Barsana Eye Camp is the free annual cataract surgery camp run by the Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Barsana, Mathura District in India. The camp serves people residing in Barsana and the surrounding 120 villages, who due to extreme poverty and lack of medical facilities often lead a life of blindness caused by cataracts which are otherwise easily treated. [img_assist|nid=1342|title=Barsana Eye Camp|alt=false|desc=|link=none|align=center|width=484|height=329] Bhaktivedanta Hospital operates from...
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  • abrennan's picture
    Posted: 7 years 15 weeks ago
    Dear Friends, Welcome to a condensed version of the latest edition of the ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry / Mayapur Academy Newsletter As the festival season approaches temples are gearing up for a busy time. This month sees Gundica marjana and Ratha yatra. In the following two months there are Jhulana yatra, Balarama’s appearance, Janmastami, Srila Prabhupada’s appearance and Radhastami to name a few. A few days before a major festival I often get letters from devotees eager to know how to...
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  • Radhikesh's picture
    Posted: 7 years 15 weeks ago
    In our regular monthly program, one of the guests asked me ‘Why do you call God as Kṛṣṇa? Why not just refer it as God?’ He also took exception to the title of the lecture ‘Who is God?’ He preferred ‘What is God?’ And he said he will read the book he bought substituting ‘God’ for ‘Kṛṣṇa’. Names are used to refer to specific persons who occupy specific space in a specific place. The person John is not the person Tim – each have their own boundary of existence with their own likes and...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 7 years 16 weeks ago
    A: I would approach it in a different way. If someone desires to love God, he will naturally seek the association of others who also desire to love God. You develop compassion, as your love of God is developing, because you want to love others. When we reach the stage you want to help other people, you naturally organize. Ultimately to love God, you just have to love God. It is not some commandment is coming down from the sky, “Thou shalt join an institution.” “The community of the wise, is the...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 years 16 weeks ago
    Reducing life to its basic components as old age takes away what we have for years taken for granted. My mom lays down unable to do most things unassisted. Now getting up to go the toilet is a major, challenging, strenuous event! Her life is defined by scheduled meal times and calling for assistance in basic maintenance of the body. It seems that the more self contained and independent one was, the harder it is to be in a helpless condition. Actually we are always dependent on God, but due to...
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