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  1. H.G. Sankarshan das Adhikari, USA: Friday 10 June 2011--Suffering is the Pastime of Fools--and--How Many Students Do You Have?
  2. Hari Sauri das, Mayapura, IN: 2011 tour – Sydney Day Two part three
  3. Gaura Yoga, NZ: 7 Practises of a Yoga Mind, starting soon!
  4. Australian News: Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha 40th Anniversary: THE VIDEO
  5. Sita-pati dasa, AU: Jnana-sunya bhakti - winning the argument doesn't give you the bhava
  6. Sita-pati dasa, AU: 40th anniversary of Radha Gopinatha, Sydney
  7. Kurma dasa, AU: Recent Reunion Festival New Film Clip
  8. Hari Sauri das, Mayapura, IN: 2011 tour – Sydney reunion Day Two part two
  9. H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami (Ret.): 336—Poem for June 9
  10. H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami (Ret.): OLD FRIENDS
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H.G. Sankarshan das Adhikari, USA: Friday 10 June 2011--Suffering is the Pastime of Fools--and--How Many Students Do You Have?

A daily broadcast of the Ultimate Self Realization Course Friday 10 June 2011 The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna, and His eternal consort, Srimati Radharani are enjoying transcendental pastimes in the topmost planet of the spiritual world, Sri Goloka Vrindavan. They are beckoning us to rejoin them. (Click on photo to see a larger image.) Our Mission: To help everyone awaken their original Krishna consciousness, which is eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss. Such a global awakening will, in one stroke, solve all the problems of the world society bringing in a new era of unprecedented peace and prosperity for all. May that day, which the world so desperately needs, come very soon. We request you to participate in this mission by reviving your dormant Krishna consciousness and assisting us in spreading this science all over the world. Dedicated with love to ISKCON Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, our beloved spiritual master, and to you, our dear readers. Today's Thought: Suffering is the Pastime of Fools Uploaded from Mauritius Why suffer when you can taste unlimited bliss at every minute by reconnecting yourself with the source of your existence? Just as an electrical appliance is useless when it is not connected with electricity, our lives are also useless when we are not connected with our source. Krishna consciousness is the process of reconnecting yourself with your source. Try it today by chanting Hare Krishna with love. You'll feel the difference in your consciousness. Sankarshan Das Adhikari Reconnecting with Krishna in Esperance Mauritius 8 June 2011 http://www.backtohome.com/images/2011-Spring/Esperance_Mauritius .JPG Answers According to the Vedic Version: Question: How Many Students Do You Have? How many students do you have now? A.V. Answer: Millions I have millions of students all over the world, it's just that they have not realized it yet. Sankarshan Das Adhikari Transcendental Resources: Receive the Special Blessings of Krishna Now you too can render the greatest service to the suffering humanity and attract the all-auspicious blessings of Lord Sri Krishna upon yourself and your family by assisting our mission. Lectures and Kirtans in Audio and Video: Link to High Definition Videos Link to Over 1,000 Lecture Audios Lecture-Travel Schedule for 2011 http://www.ultimateselfrealization.com/schedule Have Questions or Need Further Guidance? Check out the resources at: http://www.ultimateselfrealization.com or write Sankarshan Das Adhikari at: sda@backtohome.com Get your copy today of the world's greatest self-realization guide book, Bhagavad-gita As It Is available at:http://www.ultimateselfrealization.com/store Know someone who could benefit from this? Forward it to them. Searchable archives of all of course material: http://www.sda-archives.com Receive Thought for the Day as an RSS feed:http://www.backtohome.com/rss.htm Unsubscribe or change your email address Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Daily_Thought Sankarshan Das Adhikari on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SDASITE Thought for the Day on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ultimate.Self.Realization Copyright 2005-2011 by Ultimate Self Realization.Com Distribution of this material is encouraged. Simply we request you to acknowledge where it is coming from with a link to our sign up page: http://www.backtohome.com Our records indicate that at requested to be enrolled to receive e-mails from the Ultimate Self Realization Course at: This request was made on: From the following IP address:

 
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Hari Sauri das, Mayapura, IN: 2011 tour – Sydney Day Two part three

After the maha-harinama we had an evening of remembrances and a slide show with recollections from some of the originals.

Kurma and chief editor Krsna Rupa dasi began proceedings by offering to Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha a beautiful commemorative magazine “Radha Gopinatha anniversary magazine – 1971-2011 Celebrating Radha Gopinatha’s Forty Years in Sydney -Pioneering Days; Transcendental Travels; Memorable Pastimes”

The magazine is filled with gorgeous pictures of Radha Gopinatha, Srila Prabhupada and Their devotees, with a variety of articles about Their pastimes in Sydney. Radha Gopinatha have a unique history, having traveled to Sydney from Bombay twice, once in boxes only to be returned to sender, and then again with Their pure devotee Srila Prabhupada, to be installed by him in the old Paddington store front temple in May 1971

From there They traveled many times (eleven) before finally settling in Their present N. Sydney abode in 1992.

Leading the remembrances to a  packed temple room was Charu prabhu,

who with his life companion Vaibhavi dasi (who we missed dearly but was unable to attend) was one of the first to join Upendra and Bali Mardan in 1970. He became the first official temple president of ISKCON Sydney even while he was still Bhakta Chris! Even now he is still a temple president, having built the amazing temple at Spanish Fork in Utah.

Charu greets Srila Prabhupada at the airport on His Divine Grace’s first visit to Australia

Vaibhavi gets initiated during the Deity installation

Another speaker we eagerly wanted to hear from was Chitralekha

Chitralekha with Upendra in Fiji circa 1972

She was married to pioneer Upendra prabhu and brought the first set of Radha Krsna deities to Australia. They are still being worshiped in Melbourne.

The evening ended with a slide show (too many to put here) of the beginnings of the Australian yatra, particularly with fond remembrances of Sriman Bali Mardan prabhu (who we have not being able to contact and who has not, as far as we know, been in touch with devotees since around 2002), and Sriman Upendra prabhu, who passed away in the company of devotees in 1997 at New Govardhan farm in Australia.

All glories to their pioneering services which has enabled many thousands of lost souls in Australia to find their way back home. I am convinced that there are special rewards from Srila Prabhupada and Krsna for these unique individuals who sacrificed their lives for the pleasure of Sri Guru and Gauranga. There is something significant and incomparable in being the first to achieve something -noone can ever repeat it. That has to stand as an eternal testament and credit for answering a call beyond the normal level of duty.

Srila Prabhupada was the one to spread Krsna consciousness all over the world, and that unique achievement was done with the assistance of great souls like Bali and Upendra.

 
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Australian News: Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha 40th Anniversary: THE VIDEO


Radha Gopinath's 40th Anniversary pt. 2



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Here in part 2 of our coverage of the festival you will get to see more images from the anniversary celebration mixed with various snippets of interviews and dialogue we captured over the weekend.

Project and post production by Vraja Dhama das.

Filming by Prema Yogi and Vraja Dhama das.

Music : Vault by R.audio http://soundcloud.com/r-audio


Radha Gopinath's 40th Anniversary pt. 1




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A few shots from the 40th anniversary celebration in Sydney. A short prelude to the short film covering different aspects of the festival including interviews, classes and kirtans that happened over the weekend.


So please keep an eye on this channel as we will be including more footage and clips from this most ecstatic festival:


On the weekend of May 21st and 22nd 2011 was celebrated the most auspicious occaision of Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha's 40th Anniversary. There were many special guests who were around at the time Srila Prabhupada personally spread Krishna consciousness and taught how to serve Their beautiful Lordships. Joined by over 80 initiated disciples of Srila Prabhupada, we churned the nectarean glories of Radha Gopinatha, Srila Prabhupada and the pioneering days of Krishna Consciousness in Australia.


On Saturday 21 May the program included a Srila Prabhupada Maha Guru-puja, a special darshan of Radha Gopinatha and a Maha Harinama Sankirtana that made history as being the biggest Harinam in Australia ever!


On Sunday 22 May the program consisted of 'The Boat That Rocked part 2' -- a Sydney Harbour Picnic Cruise and a special 40th Anniversary Sunday Feast, including sweet bhajans & kirtans, recollections, a presentation by Caru dasa, feast and Maha-abhisekha of Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha.


Also a special souvenir magazine was printed for the event with many never seen before photos and rare stories of Radha Gopinatha's arrival and pastimes in Sydney.


Project and post-production by Vraja Dhama das

Filming by Prema Yogi das and Vraja Dhama

Music from Carmella"Gitanjali" Baynie's album -"Ashraya"

The video below includes a few shots from the 40th anniversary celebration in Sydney. This is a short prelude to the film covering different aspects of the festival including interviews, classes and kirtans that happened over the weekend.

So please keep an eye on this You Tube Channel as we will be including more footage and clips from this most ecstatic festival.

On the weekend of May 21st and 22nd 2011 was celebrated the most auspicious occasion of Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha’s 40th Anniversary. There were many special guests who were around at the time Srila Prabhupada personally spread Krishna consciousness and taught how to serve Their beautiful Lordships. Joined by over 100 initiated disciples of Srila Prabhupada, we churned the nectarine glories of Radha Gopinatha, Srila Prabhupada and the pioneering days of Krishna Consciousness in Australia.

On Saturday 21 May the program included a Srila Prabhupada Maha Guru-puja, a special darshan of Radha Gopinatha and a Maha Harinama Sankirtana that made history as being the biggest Harinam in Australia ever!

On Sunday 22 May the program consisted of ‘The Boat That Rocked part 2′ — a Sydney Harbour Picnic Cruise and a special 40th Anniversary Sunday Feast, including sweet bhajans & kirtans, recollections, a presentation by Caru dasa, feast and Maha-abhisekha of Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha.

Also a special souvenir magazine was printed for the event with many never seen before photos and rare stories of Radha Gopinatha’s arrival and pastimes in Sydney.

Project and post-production by Vraja Dhama das
Filming by Prema Yogi das and Vraja Dhama
Music from Carmella”Gitanjali” Baynie’s album -”Ashraya”



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Sita-pati dasa, AU: Jnana-sunya bhakti - winning the argument doesn't give you the bhava

"Pure devotional service without any touch of speculative knowledge is the essence of perfection."

- Caitanya-caritamrita Madhya lila 8.66

So whether you were in the Brahmasayujya or with Krishna in His lila, at the moment you are in neither, so the best policy is to develop your Krishna consciousness and go there, never mind what is your origin.

Brahmasayujya and Krishna lila — both may be possible, but when you are coming down from Brahmasayujya or when you are coming down from Krishna lila, that remains a mystery. But at the present moment we are in Maya’s clutches, so at present our only hope is to become Krishna conscious and go back to Home, back to Godhead.

- Srila Prabhupada Letter to Madhudvisa — Los Angeles, May 16, 1977

Getting into an argument about how "our official doctrine is the right one, and the church down the road has the wrong one!" misses the point by a very wide margin.

Back home, back to Godhead!

 
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Kurma dasa, AU: Recent Reunion Festival New Film Clip

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Here's a short film clip of our recent Reunion Festival that I had the pleasure of facilitating.

Here...

High res, so you can watch full-size. More to come.

 
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Hari Sauri das, Mayapura, IN: 2011 tour – Sydney reunion Day Two part two

May 21 2011 – Circular Quay is a popular destination for tourists and Sydney-siders. It brought back memories for me because this is where I landed when I emigrated from England in 1971 exactly 40 yrs. ago this month. Nowadays it is vastly different and packed with tourists coming to see the iconic Opera House. An ideal venue for some Hari-nama!

It was a delight to see three (or was it four?) generations of Vaisnavas ecstatically chanting dancing whirling turning romping stomping leaping spinning for the glory of Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha Who came to Sydney on Srila Prabhupada’s request just to call the fallen souls back to home, back to Godhead. Their devotees are Their agents to invite one and all to participate in this sublime and easy process. As Prabhupada used to say, “What is the difficulty?

Circular Quay ferry docks Sri Prahlada leads

Blind but not deaf-the real family is Krsna’s eternal one with no flaws

Organizer Kurma prabhu allows himself a brief moment of ecstasy

Kalasamvara ever ecstatic; a long day for some

an empty husk of modern economic folly? Who are we chanting to here?

At least one ecstatic soul!

and a few more on the ground; Alalantha (arms raised) and Nitai

temple president Vara-nayaka prabhu brings things to a close; Svayambhur wants more

and Ambika can’t face the separation from the Holy Names!

 
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H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami (Ret.): 336—Poem for June 9

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4:17 A.M.

A Writer of Pieces

I will begin with a poem written on the day of its printing. Then I will print random excerpts of books I have printed over the last 35 years. I hope this variety will be pleasing.

Poem for June 9

Last night by 6:30 P.M.
a tremendous thunderstorm began.
Lightning and thunder struck a
few feet from the house. Big
hailstorms crashed
on the roofs
and smashed our flowers.
It continued all night long and
was there when I got up from bed
at 12:30 A.M. Japa was layered
with the storm and by the time
I finished I had a twinge in my
right eye.

The next chapter of Cc.
is called “Life’s Ultimate Goal.”
It describes the gradual development
of faith, association with devotees,
giving up sinful activities and taking
initiation from a bona-fide spiritual master.
Then comes attachment and taste and
bhava, the bud of love of God.
When emotion increases it
is prema-bhakti, which
is rare.

Yesterday the three of us were
present for lunch. Baladeva
arrived late with flowers he
bought at seventy-five percent off. Narayana
was reading Srimad-Bhagavatam
the process of creation and we
admitted we were not much
interested in the description
of how creation takes place
from subtle to gross matter.
First comes sky and last
comes earth, and it is hard
to memorize the evolution
or to savor it as Krishna-
katha. But Sukadeva
wanted to describe it
so we shall not refuse
it but accept it
faithfully and retain
what we can.
We finished reading
and then talked for a while
about the complications
and hassle of applying
for social services in
New York State.
Narayana has his
driver’s license, but
then he had to go back
to get his street address
instead of a post office box.
Everything has to be exactly
right.

Narayana encourages me that
my poems are very good,
presenting sastra beside
my life. I go on
writing them in that way
improvising to music
unabashed that this
is dovetailing in the
service of Krishna and needn’t
be rejected as material.
My head pain is
controlled, and I am home free to place
Krishna in the center as
the Cause of creation.
The creation employs the
material modes, but His
nitya-muktas aren’t affected
by all that. He creates
to give the jivas a chance
to exploit matter and to
hear the scriptures and
come back to Godhead
to associate with Him,
free from the creation
and destruction of the
material world.

 
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H.H. Satsvarupa das Goswami (Ret.): OLD FRIENDS

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From In Praise of the Mahajanas and Other Poems

Janaka Maharaja

A devotee has no interest in the world,
it is illusion and useless for enjoyment,
but he works to teach the public,
as did Janaka Maharaja: ‘Even kings
like Janaka attained the perfectional stage
by performance of prescribed duty.’ [Bg. 3.20]
He fought, when required,
to give the right example.

In a large arena attended by many
he allowed Lord Rama to compete
for the hand of Princess Sita.
It took three hundred men to carry in
the tall, gigantic bow, unstrung.
When Rama asked, ‘Shall I string it now?’
Janaka approved. Swiftly the Lord cracked the bow in twain
with a boom that shattered their ears.
Not by force, but with personal pleasure
Janaka gave his daughter to the Lord, and he gave a promise:
‘Dear Ramacandra, She will be
like Your shadow, Your servant,
wherever You go,
She will always do Your bidding.’
Handing over Sita
was the fortune of the king,
to give to the Lord
who owns everything.

Duty-bound exemplar,
giver of Sita,
it is you the Lord mentioned
in His Bhagavad-gita
as the great man whose standard all will follow.
Now we too have
come to worship duty
as our destined lot
never giving up sadhana,
holding our place in the line.
So we shall try to remember you
as we go forth to our 1980s battles
armed in strength of duty,
following a great king of the past
who fought when required
and joined Sita’s hand to Rama’s.

From The 26 Qualities of a Devotee

A Devotee is Desireless, Akama

“This quality should not be considered in a negative way, as if a devotee ultimately attains the stage of nothingness, no desires. Devotional service means attaining fullness; it is sometimes compared to the waxing moon. On attaining full devotional service, therefore, a devotee finds that all his desires have become satisfied by his complete engagement in Krishna consciousness. It is impossible to exist without any desire. Desire is a symptom of the living being.

“As we have already explained, the real self is eternal, spiritual; the soul does not die when the body dies. To live means to desire something. The attempt of the impersonalist and voidist meditators to completely negate desires is futile. The soul, being part and parcel of the supreme whole, has the natural function to desire. By using high-sounding words of self-annihilation, or by a temporary suspension of desires, the impersonalist only deludes himself that he has escaped all ego and desire. Ultimately he has to come away from his artificial position, either to again take up material life in the cycle of birth and death, or, if he chooses, to take up pure loving service of Krishna.

“The real goal of desirelessness is revealed in the literal meaning of akama: ‘without lust.’ Two words we should consider here are kama and prema. Kama means lust or material desire, and prema means love. When a man loves a woman, his family, his country or his vocational or intellectual pursuits, his ‘love’ is really kama, lust, not prema, love. Love is reserved for Krishna. Affections and attachments for things other than Krishna are always some kind of kama. Even desires to become one with the impersonal spirit are for one’s own satisfaction and are kama. Srimad-Bhagavatam (2.3.2-7) lists the various kinds of kamas or material desires and the corresponding material worship one should undertake to fulfill those desires:

“‘One who desires to be absorbed in the impersonal brahmajyoti effulgence should worship the Master of the Vedas, one who desires powerful sex should worship the heavenly king, Indra, and one who desires good progeny should worship the great progenitors called the Prajapatis. One who desires good fortune should worship Durga-devi, the superintendent of the material world. One desiring to be very powerful should worship fire, and one who aspires only after money should worship the Vasus, etc.’

“The list goes on and on, and each goal is identified by the word kama. To fulfill such desires is the pursuit of the less intelligent. (Bg. 7.20) The intelligence of such persons has been bewildered by maya, because no material goal can free anyone from birth and death or bring satisfaction of the self.

“Only when one develops prema, love of Krishna, can he come to the platform of desirelessness. Desiring only to please Krishna is akama. In pursuing a pure desire to serve Krishna, one must be very steadfast. Material desires have been haunting every conditioned soul for many, many lifetimes, and it is not easy for one to suddenly renounce them. Lord Krishna advises that kama cannot be given up artificially:

“‘The embodied soul may be restricted from sense enjoyment, though the taste for sense objects remains. But ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness.’ (Bg. 2.59)

“If one sincerely follows the process of Krishna consciousness under the guidance of guru, sastra, and sadhu, he will experience the higher taste and give up material desires even while still in the neophyte stage of devotional service. This may seem like a bold claim, but it is true; even a new devotee engaged in chanting, hearing and serving, finds sinful activities like meat-eating unthinkable. He satisfies his desires for palatable food by taking only food offered to Krishna. He soon comes to regard intoxication as an unnecessary contamination; his life becomes so fulfilled in transcendental consciousness that he finds no need to depend on chemical stimulants. And he gives up illicit sex in favor of devotional service to Radha and Krishna.  Critics cannot understand the higher taste of Krishna consciousness, nor can they experience it. If a person tries to assess the taste of honey in a bottle by looking at it or by licking the outside of the bottle, he will not be able to appreciate the taste. One has to open the bottle and dip inside. If one sincerely enters devotional service by chanting and hearing about the glories of the Lord, even one drop of that transcendental knowledge and transcendental pleasure will sustain him from degrading himself into sinful life.

“In The Nectar of Devotion, Rupa Goswami cites three kinds of happiness:
1. happiness derived from material enjoyment, 2. happiness derived from identifying oneself with the Supreme Brahman, and 3. happiness derived from Krishna consciousness. The supremacy of happiness derived from Krishna consciousness is declared throughout the sastras:

“‘My dear Lord, I repeatedly pray unto Your lotus feet that I may be stronger in devotional service. I simply pray that my Krishna consciousness may be more strong and steady, because happiness derived out Krishna consciousness in devotional service is so powerful that with it, one can have all the other perfections of religiousness, economic development, sense gratification and even the attainment of liberation from material existence.’ —Hari-bhakti-sudhodaya”

From Living with the Scriptures

Great Hope

“‘O my Lord, Your holy name alone can render all benediction to living beings, and thus You have hundreds and millions of names, like Krishna and Govinda. In these transcendental names You have invested all Your transcendental energies. There are not even hard and fast rules for chanting these names.  O my Lord, out of kindness You enable us to easily approach You by Your holy names, but I am so unfortunate that I have no attraction for them.’ (Siksastakam 2)

I first met this and seven other verses of Siksastakam in 1966 in Srila Prabhupada’s introduction to Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto 1, Volume I. At that time I was just barely beginning to approach my eternal spiritual master, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, yet even I could recognize that the Siksastaka verses were very special utterances of devotion to Krishna. Srila Prabhupada introduced the Siksastaka by stating that the Lord left only eight slokas of His instructions in writing. Moreover, the intense emotions of pure surrender to Lord Krishna are so personal and ecstatic that, even if taken as poetry, or even when read by a neophyte on the threshold of spiritual life, they are overwhelming. A sentence in the second sloka particularly struck me. When Lord Caitanya wrote, ‘O My Lord, out of kindness You enable us to easily approach You by chanting Your holy names, but I am so unfortunate that I have no attraction for them,’ I felt He was speaking directly from His heart, and it went directly to my heart. I thought, ‘How could Lord Caitanya, who has such great love for Krishna, speak in this way? How kind He is to mention this unfortunate condition, which is my own! Over the years I have learned the philosophy of Krishna consciousness and taken firmly to its practices, yet this line from Siksastaka continues to disarm me and speak to me in the same special way.

“If I were to analyze the poetic power of this line, I would say that its great force lies in a dramatic contrast. On the one hand, there is the unlimited kindness and easy accessibility of the holy name. That is expressed by Lord Caitanya with full knowledge and appreciation. But the sloka ends with His lament, ‘I am so unfortunate that I have no attachment.’ Years later when Srila Prabhupada re-translated this sloka in the last chapter of Caitanya-caritamrta, this time he gave more information as to Lord Caitanya’s professed inability to taste the holy name:

“‘My dear Lord, although You bestow such mercy upon the fallen, conditioned souls by liberally teaching Your holy names, I am so unfortunate that I commit offenses while chanting the holy name, and therefore I do not achieve attachment for chanting.’

“This later version of the verse informs us that the devotee’s lack of attachment to the holy names is due to offenses committed while chanting. This revelation only sent the arrow of remorse further into my heart. It was no longer left a mystery why a chanter does not relish the holy name. It is due to his offenses. We all knew there were ten offenses to the holy name, and thus there was no escaping the unfortunate conclusion given in Siksataka. In this way, Lord Caitanya’s verse laid bare my own failures to appreciate the holy name, and I am sure it has worked effectively in this way for thousands of others. The verse stuns us with its frankness of lament and its confession of personal disqualification, and yet at the same time it offers a special solace.

“When in further readings I encounter statements in a similar mood of lamentation, by Lord Caitanya and especially by His followers Krishnadasa Kaviraja, Narottama dasa Thakura, and Bhaktivinoda Thakura, I considered them very special and valuable. They were, in one sense, like personal asides from the presentation of the philosophy of the Absolute Truth. And yet, because the Krishna consciousness philosophy is personal and never impersonal, these ‘statements in which the author describes His fallen condition,’ were essential and certainly within the philosophical parampara. In presenting my own experience with verses of this kind, I may not be able to relate them to any direct verbal exchanges I had with Prabhupada (and at present I do not recall many overt adventures in which these verses played part); nevertheless, I know such slokas are my very good friends in Krishna consciousness. A person or a verse may be personal in different ways. Some of the verses in this book were personally handed to me or spoken by Srila Prabhupada, and some verses involve me in memorable exchanges with other devotees or nondevotees. Yet some verses we read directly from Srila Prabhupada’s books in a quieter but no less crucial way, as guides, companions of our inner life, and as strong movers of our spiritual progress. Even while I am very active in the service of my spiritual master, I sometimes have to admit that I don’t feel love of Krishna.

To know at such moments that one is not alone, and to get reassurance from the great acaryas is to get renewed courage. It is as if the Vaisnava authors are saying, ‘Yes, I know how you feel. I feel that way also. Love of God is not so cheap.’”

 
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Bharatavarsa.net: Bhakti Vikasa Swami: No need for properly qualified candidates

Therefore there is no need to seek properly qualified candidates for discharging devotional service to the Lord. Let them be either well behaved or ill trained, let them be either learned or fools, let them be either grossly attached or in the renounced order of life, let them be liberated souls or desirous of salvation, let them be inexpert in the discharge of devotional service or expert in the same, all of them can be elevated to the supreme position by discharging devotional service under the proper guidance.   >>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 2.9.36

 
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Maddy Jean-claude Durr, New Govardhana, AU: Kadamba Kanana Swami's Visit and Queen's Day Harinam (Benelux)

The devotees were still flocking around the temple since the japa retreat and a new crowd was now simultaneously filling the Castle halls.  HH Kadamba Kanana Swami was holding his famous Vyasapuja celebration so people had come from far and wide.  The temple room was so full that the Tulasi Puja was held both outside the temple room and inside the temple room as well.  There simply wasn’t enough room in the temple for the Bhagavatam classes either, thus the crowds spilled out into the next two rooms.

 

On Friday, the community hall was filled up with disciples and well-wishers for the actual event.  There was a long list of homages, lasting almost all day.  Maharaja interjected when he wanted to make some points, usually intimately related stories involving the speaker or simply some friendly words of instruction to his many disciples.  HH Sacinandana Swami also spoke, still lingering around after the japa retreat, and it brought another beautiful flavour to the event.

There were many kirtanas and even musical compositions to fill out the entirety of the day.  The whole event culminated in the final Gurupuja, followed by a feast.  Disciples lined up to offer gifts and flowers, and Maharaja gave them handfuls of milk sweets in return (as well as his sincere blessings).  The feast quickly came around and everyone relaxed into joyful conversations.

 

The next day (Saturday) was Queen’s Day in Holland.  We all loaded into two double decker buses to join a three hundred strong harinam party.  We met at the Amsterdam temple and marched our way through the street fair.  The incense sticks were lit up, because of all the strange smells on the way (urine, ganja, etc.).  The kirtana blazed away like a mad whirlwind, blowing away all the reactions of the day’s activities.

 

The kirtana became increasingly restless and the leaders called “louder”.  The cymbals were at a bone shattering volume and the drums were beating away like a herd of elephants.  The kartalas were chasing away all anxiety and were insisting to the legs to dance.  The kirtana came to an exploding finish at the end of the route, where we had prasadam for the people and a stage program.  Various artists, including Dina Dayal (from HH Indradyumna Swami’s tours), performed for the pleasure of the public, and the devotees recharged on succulent prasadam.

 

The festival was nowhere close to over; we had to make a return trip back to the temple.  Devotees literally danced the soles off their shoes, as the kirtana party loitered its way back to the Amsterdam centre.  The kirtana roared on once we reached the final destination, blaring away its glory as if it was unquenchable.  It was a sea of colours – saffron, white and saris – which was moving without hindrance.  Spectators looked on as this seamless mass finally brought its celebration to a close.

 

We all piled back into the buses and made our way back to Radhadesh.  Devotees were warm with spiritual sentiments and worn from the day’s dancing.  The congregational chanting to the masses had left everyone deeply affected.  Although we were covered in dirt and sweat, from head to toe, we all felt an inner sanctity more potent than that which is received from bathing in many holy rivers.  The full potency of the holy name was revealed that day and the ripened fruit of Lord Caitanya’s mercy was distributed to every person, great or small.

 

 

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Bharatavarsa.net: Book distribution seminar: Srila Prabhupada's books are so potent, they sell themselves

One cold winter day during the marathon in Vancouver Canada, I started out with enthusiasm, but after a few hours of rejections, I started to feel like I was wasting my time. It got so bad that I stopped my usual way of approaching people and just stood there kind of mumbling at people as they briskly ran past me to get out of the cold weather.

Eventually, I saw this fellow walking towards me. He was amongst a large group of people and had his head down.

As he walked by, I held up the book and kind of mumbled something. I didn't even notice him stop until I heard, "Did you say something to me?"

He caught me off guard as I was so spaced out. I had to quickly pull myself together. I figured he was going to blow me off like everyone else, so I didn't really try to sell him the book. I just showed it to him in an unenthusiastic, low-key manner and said a couple of quick things.

I was just about to get to the donation part of presentation when he shocked me by asking: "Where can I buy this?" Needless to say, he bought the book and gave me a nice donation. As he was putting the *Bhagavad-Gita*in his backpack he looked up at me and asked: "Would you like to know why I stopped for you?"

I said, "Sure".

He told me that people on the street try to stop and sell him stuff all the time but he stopped for me because he liked my * approach! Srila Prabhupada's books are so potent that they sell themselves!*

Banke Bihari Dasi, disciple of HH Gopal Krsna Goswami

 
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Book Distribution News: Srila Prabhupada's books are so potent, they sell themselves

One cold winter day during the marathon in Vancouver Canada, I started out with enthusiasm, but after a few hours of rejections, I started to feel like I was wasting my time. It got so bad that I stopped my usual way of approaching people and just stood there kind of mumbling at people as they briskly ran past me to get out of the cold weather.

Eventually, I saw this fellow walking towards me. He was amongst a large group of people and had his head down.

As he walked by, I held up the book and kind of mumbled something. I didn't even notice him stop until I heard, "Did you say something to me?"

He caught me off guard as I was so spaced out. I had to quickly pull myself together. I figured he was going to blow me off like everyone else, so I didn't really try to sell him the book. I just showed it to him in an unenthusiastic, low-key manner and said a couple of quick things.

I was just about to get to the donation part of presentation when he shocked me by asking: "Where can I buy this?" Needless to say, he bought the book and gave me a nice donation. As he was putting the *Bhagavad-Gita*in his backpack he looked up at me and asked: "Would you like to know why I stopped for you?"

I said, "Sure".

He told me that people on the street try to stop and sell him stuff all the time but he stopped for me because he liked my * approach! Srila Prabhupada's books are so potent that they sell themselves!*

Banke Bihari Dasi, disciple of HH Gopal Krsna Goswami

 
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New Vrndavan, USA: NV Bhakti Sastri 2011 is around the corner. . . .

The Class of 2007

Dear Devotees,

After much anticipation and repeated requests from the worldwide assembly of
devotees, New Vrindaban’s world-class Bhakti Sastri Course will recommence this
summer from June 20 to July 29, 2011.

Our team of learned instructors will join together to present an in-depth study
of Sri Isopanisad, Nectar of Devotion, and Nectar of Instruction.

This year, our instructors will be:

HH Bhakti Charu Swami
HG Laxmimoni Devi Dasi (Mayapur Institute, Bhakti Bhavan)
HG Nanda Devi Dasi (Mayapur Institute)
HG Braja Bihari Das (Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education)

If you would like to attend the course, please contact me at
rs@pamho.net or 304-845-6998.

Thank you!

Hare Krsna,

Your servant,

Radha Sundari devi dasi

 
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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1972 June 9: "Rupa Goswami says enthusiasm, patience, conviction, and acting exactly to the order of Sastra and Guru makes our devotional service successful. So our serious students should follow Rupa Goswami's advice."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

 
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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1972 June 9: "I think it is Bhaktivinoda's desire that my first disciple shall go to Bengal and revive Krishna Consciousness there. Send your songbook to me first and I shall read it and write a short introductory note."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

 
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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1967 June 9: "Prahlada in the womb heard the instruction of Narada Muni and became the most famous devotee. It is the duty of all parents to make every child Krishna Conscious, so they may not have any more to take birth in this material world."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1967

 
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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1966 June 9:
"Sasthi. Received one letter from Secretary Sir Padampat that he is not at present interested in Temple Construction in New York. A laughing stock."
Prabhupada Journal :: 1966

 
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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1972 June 9: "I shall be very glad to see the manuscripts. You say my early writings are very powerful and strong, so now it is not that I have become a little soft on account of my disciples. They must follow very strong orders."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1972

 
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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1974 June 9: "It is good news that you are finding engagement in distributing my books all day. So there is no question of taking other engagement; distribution of my books is the highest kind of preaching, and thus the best engagement."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

 
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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1974 June 9: "I have accepted as my disciples the devotees recommended by you. Jayatirtha may chant on their beads and you may hold a fire yajna. Under your supervision these devotees must take our vows with utmost seriousness."
Prabhupada Letters :: 1974

 
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Srila Prabhupada's Letters

1975 June 9: "It is wonderful to hear you are daily distributing 1,000 magazines and daily collecting $1,000. Now, you have plenty of money, milk, fruits, flowers, grains, everything. What more could you want?"
Prabhupada Letters :: 1975

 
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ISKCON News.com: De-stressing Is Important For A United World

By Mukunda Goswami for ISKCON News on 9 Jun 2011

We, the East and West, have something in common - the feeling that there's not enough time; there's too much frenzy, too much speed, too much compression, in a word, stress. "We have sold our souls," wrote historian Arnold Toynbee in 1972 of his British compatriots, "to the pursuit of maximising material wealth, a pursuit which is spiritually wrong and practically unattainable."


 
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ISKCON News.com: Compound in Apple Peels Found to Prevent Muscle Wasting From Aging And Illness

By S. L. Baker for Natural News on 9 Jun 2011

As we get older -- or if we stop working out due to illness -- muscles can get weaker and smaller. But now comes news that a natural compound in apple peels could be the key to preventing this muscle wasting. What's more, it may also reduce body fat and lower cholesterol levels.


 
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ISKCON News.com: Twin Friars, 92, Die Within Hours of Each Other

By Ninemsn staff for news.ninemsn.com.au on 9 Jun 2011

A pair of 92-year-old identical twins in the US have died only hours apart. The brothers died of heart failure last Wednesday at St. Anthony Hospital, in St. Petersburg, Florida, AP reported. "It really is almost a poetic ending to the remarkable story of their lives," Tom Missel, a spokesman from St. Bonaventure University.


 
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New Vrndavan, USA: New Vrindaban Ratha Yatra Festival

JULY 9TH @ 12 NOON

GO THE BLISSFUL COUNTRY MILE WITH THEIR LORDSHIPS

SRI JAGANNATH, SUBHADRA & BALADEV

Dancing Chanting & Feasting until the sun goes down followed by Jagannath Swan Boat Festival

KirtanS & Exotic Fireworks!

Honored guest H H Bhakti Sundar Goswami

Dedicated to ISKCON Founder Acharya

A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

You can Sponsor the Feast, the Garlands, the Flowers, the Cake, the Dress, the Cart , the Fireworks, or the entire Festival!

Contact: Malati dd: 304-845-9591 servingkrishna@aol.com

 
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H.H. Sivarama Swami: Kirtana at Karuna Bhavan June 8th


H. H. Sivarama Swami: Kirtana at Karuna Bhavan June 8th

Sivarama Swami


June 9th, 2011
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H. H. Sivarama Swami: Kirtana at Karuna Bhavan June 8th

 
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H.H. Sivarama Swami: Adhoksaja Krsna asks about a list of the books by our acaryas and the corresponding spiritual qualification to read them


H. H. Sivarama Swami: Adhoksaja Krsna asks about a list of the books by our acaryas and the corresponding spiritual qualification to read them

Sivarama Swami




June 9th, 2011
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H. H. Sivarama Swami: Adhoksaja Krsna asks about a list of the books by our acaryas and the corresponding spiritual qualification to read them

 
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Nityananda Chandra Das, Dallas TX: Dhotis on Distribution?

jedi kirtan
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:

Jeans were good in the 70's because back then speaking to a person in a dhoti on the street was like speaking to a grown man wearing a diaper on the street. It totally freaked people out, thus it was very hard to communicate. Such is not the case today. Just as chanting with others, san-kirtan, helps each other advance. Which is different than japa which is only for individual advancement. So similarly wearing a dhoti in public helps others remember Krishna and not just the person you are speaking with. People think, "There are the Hare Krishna's" By this public presence we do not become the forgotten cult of the past but rather a part of public life. People can easily recognize us by this method. Just imagine you are distributing books and that there is a person across the street who is interested. That person may not recognize you without devotional dress. Many of the people that I find that are very interested are the ones that approach me due to the dress.
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I have personal experience of distributing books in large cities such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and many others, wherein people would come up to me and say, "Hare Krishnas!, I thought you guys ceased to exist, extinct!" In New York there are many homeless people and charlatans who are well dressed and clean looking selling items and asking for donations. By wearing devotional attire, people are instilled with confidence that we are not out there just to make a buck but rather to distribute knowledge.

People respect the dress and are spiritually benefited by such an offering of respect. Often I am attached, which is not good, to special treatment that we devotees get when dress like priests, monks, and religious folk. People not only speak to you differently, but inquire from you about your beliefs as well.

(student dressed up for a school project)

One of the devotees who is responsible for the revival of devotional dress here in the States in public is Prithu Prabhu.  Back in the mid 90's and so on he had all the book distributors going out in Vaisnava attire. I remember back in Portland he had his very tiny little temple, however that little tiny temple had more young devotees joining and accepting initiation than any other temple in the U.S. This went on for several years. In the town, everyone knew the Hare Krishnas, we were part of the city's culture rather than a forgotten past.

Just one last thing I would like mention.  A disciple of Srila Prabhupada, Misra Bhagavan Prabhu, told me an anecdote the other day.  He spoke about how in the 70’s there was a wonderful video of Srila Prabhupada’s BBT production, “Brilliant as the Sun” ending with a devotee distributing books dressed in dhoti, tilak, and kurta.  Misra Bhagavan recalled, “Wow I wish I could distribute books like that.”  This was back in the day of tacky wigs, slacks, and button-up shirts and no disclosure. 

There are situations where I would not wear a dhoti. Like places I should not be distributing books.  But if it is just a public place then there is no harm and definitely benefit.


 
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H.H. Sivarama Swami: Going back to godhead in this life


H. H. Sivarama Swami: Going back to godhead in this life

Sivarama Swami




June 8th, 2011
Questions and answers after class in Scotland.
[ 27:38 ]

H. H. Sivarama Swami: Going back to godhead in this life

Questions and answers after class in Scotland.

 
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Ananda Subramanian, Iowa, USA: Spiritual life is our duty not hobby

The price of Krishna consciousness is sincerity. A sincere person does not consider difficult or easy. A sincere person considers whether it is right or wrong. When a mother is sleeping, in the middle of the night when the baby is crying is it easy for her to get up and take care of the baby? Is it easy? Very difficult! But does she do it…every mother who has some sincerity to become a mother, even if it is the most difficult thing in the world, she will get up and take care of the child. There is no consideration - easy or difficult. There is only one consideration - whether it is right or wrong.

Do you go to work every day? Do you love your work every day? Is there a day sometimes where you wake up and do not want to go to work? When people you have to deal with you don’t like even to see - your boss. Sometimes it is the last thing in the world that you want to face these people. Does that mean you do not go? Do you even consider you like it or don’t like it whether it is easy or difficult. You only consider one thing it is my duty, I must do it, It is correct.

For common matters for survival we constantly do things we don’t like to do because it is correct, it is the truth. In the spiritual realm, we are not following Guru’s order because we like it or we are not following guru’s order because it is easy. We are following guru’s order because it is truth and if it is truth we must do it. As long as you are thinking I like and I don’t like or it is easy or not easy that means we are not very sincere. Sincerity means is it correct or is it not, is it the truth or is it not. Is this my duty and responsibility as a human being to follow this instruction or is it not, if it is I do it under any mind or condition of mind or senses.

Spiritual life is a responsibility. It is not a hobby. Hobby, you do when you like. Responsibility, you do it no matter what. Do you pay your taxes? Do you like to pay your taxes? Why do you do it? Why don’t you tell your government that I don’t like this, I am not going to pay. It’s difficult to pay taxes, forget it I am never going to pay again. Why do you not tell them like that? Why you tell your guru that. You won’t tell the Government that. Because it is not your hobby to pay taxes but it is your duty. Spiritual life is not a hobby it is the sacred duty of the soul. The Government does not give a damn whether you like it or not. They don’t care if it is difficult or not. It is your responsibility as a citizen of this country that you must pay. So it is our sacred duty to God to surrender to Him and we surrender by following the orders of Gurudev. It is the only way. There is no other process of surrender.

It is the duty of every human being to surrender to the order of Guru. A sincere person who accepts his responsibility does not consider easy or difficult.

-H.H.Radhanath Swami

 
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Maddy Jean-claude Durr, New Govardhana, AU: Sacinandana Swami's Japa Retreat (Radhadesh, Belgium)

The days of essays and assignments stopped and sannyasis flocked the scene.  HH Sacinandana Swami’s retreat started in the night with an introduction session.  There were a few hours spent simply informing us all of the upcoming week, and also to fill us in on the basics of what would be applied throughout.  The dimly lit community hall was brightened up by the excited glances from the crowd, all eager japaholics who had purposefully massed together.

Each day was used to intensify the meditation, paralleling along with Lord Caitanya’s eight famous verses, the Siksastakam.  Each night was filled with lila kirtana, to fill everyone with juicy thoughts that may merge into their japa, and everyday contained group japa sessions and additional group japa workshops.

Each day started in the temple room, having japa classes instead of the usual temple Bhagavatam classes.  Straight after breakfast, we would make our way to the community hall and the days would begin.  Each session was brimmed with information, philosophy and spiritual sentiment, which combined to make everyone more aware of their chanting and more desirous to intensify their meditations.  HH Sacinandana Swami would lead us in group exercises whenever he thought that the troupe was beginning to slacken off in their external consciousness.  Each of the main sessions was both started and finished off with an exuberating kirtana, surcharged with the energy of the retreat.

In culmination of the event, there was the sixty-four rounds day.  Many started up extra early, chanting in the temple, in the forests, in the community hall and everywhere else on the Radhadesh property.  Many of the participants felt renewed and invigorated from this experience, as if they had been born into a new life.  HH Sacinandana Swami encouraged us like anything to take these tools back with us and cultivate our japa in a new way from that day on.  To encourage us, he had brahmana devotees (including his very self) give us all a sankalpa bracelet, a red thread, symbolizing the changes made over the week and empowered with specific blessings to intensify our connection with Krsna.  It was a sad goodbye for many but we were left with that feeling that we are all connected with Krsna; all we have to do is tap into the holy name.

 

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Sutapa das, BV Manor, UK: Access Denied

Although I had heard of the Bhagavad-gita since childhood, I never really felt impelled to read it. I considered that religious study was for old people, and that such literature would have little or no relevance to my life. Over the years, however, I became more and more curious to understand the world in a more profound way, and my interest in spirituality grew significantly. One morning, when a good friend randomly handed me the Bhagavad-gita in an Economics class, it struck me as a mystical occurrence. I was an inquisitive 16 year-old, keen to learn more, and maybe this book was the key that would open up many doors of understanding. Holding that sacred text in my hand, I had an overwhelming feeling that it would change my life forever. The thought of accessing universal knowledge beyond time and space was exciting. What secrets awaited me in this transcendental conversation?

I rushed home, went to my room, locked the door, and eagerly prepared myself to begin reading. In great anticipation, I was ready to be blown away. After reading a few pages, however, I received a severe reality check! I found the language complex and the concepts too difficult to grasp. I struggled to connect with the text and understand its application in my life. I was only four pages into this book and I was already completely baffled. I didn’t consider it an anti-climax however, and neither was I frustrated. I maintained the conviction that the Bhagavad-gita had something amazing to offer me, but accepted that I would have to explore it with greater effort and scrutiny.

Thankfully, that’s what I did. I asked many questions, attended different seminars, and conversed with experienced practitioners of the tradition. I learned that access to spiritual wisdom in its greatest depth requires more than just personal reading. Books like the Bhagavad-gita are better understood when discussed, debated and imbibed with the input of realised teachers. Many years later, the Bhagavad-gita remains an amazing source of inspiration and insight for me. I can resonate with Mahatma Gandhi who once said, “When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it everyday.”

 
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Gouranga TV: 12 Hour Kirtan Madhava Melbourne 2011

12 Hour Kirtan Madhava Melbourne 2011

 
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ISKCON Melbourne, AU: 5th Annual BBT Art Seminar , Vrindavan

The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust will be holding their Fifth Annual Art Seminar in Vrindavana India, from October the 28th. to November the 17th. 2011.

BBTArtSeminarGroup2009.jpg 'At last year's seminar, taught by veteran ISKCON artists Dhriti Dasi and Ram Dasa Abhirama Dasa, sixteen international students learned practical techniques as well as the mood essential in producing devotional art.

This year, the course is once again free for the fifteen most-qualified applicants, who will learn BBT Art Department procedures, how to approach painting spiritual subjects, and of course, new techniques. It's also a unique chance to learn from artists trained in the standards Srila Prabhupada taught, and to paint Krishna in His holy birthplace.'

Srila Prabhupada: '...people today are fascinated by so much of the glimmering so-called beauty of the external energy, and there is necessity of seeing beautiful pictures of Krishna and His devotees and His pastimes, in order to attract them to the spiritual process. So this is a great service, and there is urgent need for such paintings.'

Hope to see you there.

 
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