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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 33 weeks 1 day ago
    Diksa (Narada Pancaratra): di - divya jnana (about one's own svarupa and received mantra/s), ksa - destruction of sins The process by which a devotee becomes attached to Krsna is described in Caitanya-caritamrta (Antya 4.192): diksa-kale bhakta kare atma-samarpana sei-kale krsna tare kare atma-sama "At the time of initiation, when a devotee fully surrenders to the service of the Lord, Krsna accepts him to be as good as He Himself." Diksa, or spiritual initiation, is explained in the Bhakti-...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 1 year 18 weeks ago
    Author: Bhakti-lata Dasi
    Two weeks ago I finally worked on a project I wanted to tackle for the last three years. Because there are far more men’s prisons than women’s prisons, for the last thirty-five years or so, the majority of books have been sent to men’s prisons and, consequently, most inmates who write us are male. I have been desiring to give more women the gift of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Having a skeleton crew, I never found the time or help necessary for this major undertaking. But recently I felt that this...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 1 year 37 weeks ago
    Hare Krishna! I offer my respectful obeisance unto the lotus feet of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder acārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, who delivered the light of the Bhāgavata to the whole world through his books and teachings. By his mercy I’ve been saved from the darkest ignorance by my intellect, knowledge, and understanding of the most confidential knowledge of the science of the spirit-soul, and of Bhakti-Yoga. He has given us...
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    Posted: 1 year 40 weeks ago
    Even though I'm purposefully off social sites and thus a bit "out of touch," I couldn't miss noticing that some devotees - not just beginners - are confused about the current world situation, wondering if it's going in positive or negative direction. It's confusing to me how such a confusion can happen to someone who has read (and understood) at least Prabhupada's books. They say that there will be less meat eating and less industrial production leading to a cleaner world. However, this rosy...
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    Posted: 1 year 49 weeks ago
    Author: Bhakti-lata Dasi
    There is a story in the Mahabharata, about Dronacarya testing the young Kauravas’ and Pandavas’ skill at archery. An artificial bird was placed in a tree and, as each of his students came forward, one by one, Drona asked, “Do you see the bird at the top of the tree? “Yes, I do.” each replied. “Do you see anything else?” “Yes, I see the tree, myself, my brothers and the me.” Drona was not pleased and ordered, “Stand aside! You are not fit to strike the target.” Only Arjuna pleased him by...
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