General Discussions

Why is the LIVE HELP feature not working anymore??

In the old version of the website we were able to talk live using that feature. But now it seems like they dont even reply to the questions. :l

Are there other mayor ISKCON forums?

This one, and most others, are so little active... Replies can take several days. I wish to discuss my faith in depth... :(

How powerful is the Hare Krishna Mantra and for what purposes can we use it?

I want joy and bliss in life.That's all.I have realized that when one is in a Happy Mood,even if he is on a road,life is a Palace for him.I want this Kind of Bliss.In short,I want to feel a taste(no matter how small) of Moksha in this life.Can Krishna Mantra give me?

Krishna.com Live

Might anyone know if the weekly classes on Tuesday and Thursday will start again?
I miss them.
Thank you for your time,
Catherine

Finding Local Iskcon Supporters

How can we help each other find more local devotees throughout the world?
Please email Madhavadasa.dasa@yahoo.com www.DasOsmi.com

Dear Vaishnava Prabhus,

Hare Krishna

VANCHAKALPATARUBYASH CA KRIPASINDHUBHYA EVA CA
PATITANAM PAVANEBHYOH VAISHNAVEBHYOH NAMOH NAMAH.

Let me begin by thanking Krishna.com for all the wonderful service that you already do to provide opportunities for devotees to associate with one another, such as web cams, blogs, lists of temples, lists of events, to name a few.

I am finding it difficult to find more groups of Iskcon and Iskcon friendly devotees to associate with as I travel from my home in Slidell, LA to the preaching center I am building in Fairfield, IA. Two years ago I found a group of very nice Vaishnavas in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with the help of your directory, but not I am feeling frustrated. I've tried more than once to add my center in Fairfield as well as my home in Slidell to your list, but have not heard from you, nor seen it listed.

I am not on a high standard of devotional service, which is all the more reason why I need the association of others who are interested in associating with Krishna through Prabhupada's books and those who are favorable to Iskcon. Is there anything I can do to help motivate or assist you in compiling a list of devotees around the USA and the world. There are all kinds of devotees who want to chant Hare Krishna and cultivate devotional service following in the footsteps of the Vaishnava devotees, but finding a list is very difficult.

I would like, for example, to visit with devotees in Memphis, TN, which is on my route to Fairfield, IA. Can we send emails out to request everyone who wants to meet other devotees to add their names and contact information? What do you suggest.

I beg to remain the servant of Krishna's servants.

Das 'Osmi,

Madhavadasa Das
www.DasOsmi.com

EFFECTS OF KALI YUGA and IMPORTANCE OF SRI HANUMAN

EFFECTS OF KALI YUGA and IMPORTANCE OF SRI HANUMAN

The age of Kali is the most condemned age due to its quarrelsome features. Kali-yuga is so saturated with vicious habits that there is a great fight at the slightest misunderstanding.

“In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way.”

Sri Hanuman is Rudra form of Lord Shiva but also immortal,
example of service and brings auspiciousness for devotees.

In Kaliyuga, human beings who are devotees of Sri Hanuman or who sing Sri Hanuman's name (and of course Sri Ram and Sri Krsna's names regularly) will be protected from the effects of KaliYuga.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7tIl1-zg4s

In the above video, the personality of KaliYuga is shown as a demon dressed in funny way, accompanied by 2 other demons. Please try to watch the full episode because it explains with great examples how KaliYuga affects religious principles, makes family members quarrel, makes human beings insult, offend others. In the above video, the personality of KaliYuga is shown as a demon dressed in funny way, accompanied by 2 other demons.
Kali Yuga attacks in indirect way. In other yugas, demons used to attack openly.

There are great conversations between Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Hanuman, Devrishi Narada which are full of instructions for us human beings who live in Kali Yuga.

WHY WE SHOULD TELL EVERYONE WE MEET ABOUT KALI YUGA AND GOING BACK TO GODHEAD QUICKLY

Hare Krsna,

There is urgent need to inform as many people what age of Kali Yuga means for the human being.
An urgent need to do everything to convince people to go back to Godhead.
When Lord Krsna came as Caitanya Mahaprabhu about 500 years ago, he taught and recommended that we inform everyone we meet
of Lord Krsna's instructions. Swami Prabhupada also informed us what Kali Yuga means and why it is dangerous for the human beings and souls.
Kali-yuga, the duration of life of Kali-yuga is 432,000's of years. Out of that, we have passed five thousand years. There is balance, 427,000's of years.
Swami Prabhupada explains that chanting of hare krsna will last for about 10,000 years and then finish.
https://prabhupadavani.org/main/Conversations/002.html
Can you imagine? Finished? And the worst part is that there will be no no grain, no milk, no sugar, no fruit.
Already, in my country we see the proof of devastating effects of this age since less and less land is being used for agriculture and cow protection.
Few persons are investing in protecting cows although many are keen to visit and offer some service and help.
Read an extract of the full conversation below.

Allen Ginsberg: So Kalki comes at the end of the Kali-yuga?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Allen Ginsberg: And is Kalki connected with the Kali-yuga cycle?
Prabhupada: Yes. Kalki, yes.
Allen Ginsberg: So He would come at the end of Kali-yuga to end the yuga.
Prabhupada: Yes. Then Satya-yuga will begin.
Allen Ginsberg: Then what begins?
Prabhupada: Satya-yuga.
Allen Ginsberg: Which is?
Prabhupada: Satya-yuga, the pious. Satya-yuga. People will be pious, truthful, long-living.
Allen Ginsberg: Are those people that remain or whatever new creation comes out of the destruction?
Prabhupada: Some of them will remain, some of them. It will not completely extinguish. Some of them will remain, pious. Paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam [Bg. 4.8]. All miscreants will be killed, and out of them, there must be some pious... They remain.
Allen Ginsberg: Do you think of this in terms of a historical event that will occur in the lifetime of your disciples?
Prabhupada: No. This will happen at least 400,000's of years after, at least. So by that time...
Allen Ginsberg: They will go down, down, down for 400,000 years?
Prabhupada: Yes. So at that time my disciples will be with Krsna. (laughter)
Devotees: Haribol!
Prabhupada: And those who will not follow them, they will see the fun, how they are being killed. (laughter)
Allen Ginsberg: 400,000 years. Will people still be chanting Hare Krsna in 400,000...
Prabhupada: No. Hare Krsna will be finished within ten thousand years. There will be no more Hare Krsna.
Allen Ginsberg: Ah. So what will be left?
Prabhupada: Nothing. Left will be I'll kill you and eat you, and you shall kill me. You shall eat me. That will be left.
Allen Ginsberg: After ten thousand years?
Prabhupada: Yes. There will be no grain, no milk, no sugar, no fruit. So I have to eat you, and you will have to eat me. Full facility for meat-eating. (laughter) Full facility. Krsna is very kind. He'll give you facility: "All right. Why cows and calves? You take your own son. Yes. Eat nicely." Just like serpents, snakes, they eat their own offsprings, tigers. So this will happen.
Allen Ginsberg: Kali eats her own...

Prabhupada: Yes. And there will be no brain to understand, no preacher, nothing else. Go. Go to, to the dog. And then Krsna will come: "All right, let me kill you so that you are saved." So...

Haribol