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Srila Prabhupada’s Dedication and Empowerment

November 9th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | 2 Comments

Srila Prabhupada left this world in Vrindavana, from where he initially reached out to us. He left the world while absorbed in translating and commenting on the Srimad-Bhagavatam’s brahma-vimohana-lila.

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Time Lines and Circles

September 7th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

Until the dawn of Christianity, all of the Eastern and most of the ancient world conceived of time as cyclical, not linear. In the West, Augustine was among the first to insist on linear time as opposed to cyclical, although arguably the seeds of his insights were drawn from the Old Testament.

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The Remnants of Srila Prabhupada

September 2nd, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | 2 Comments

Once the late Sripada B. S. Govinda Maharaja—spiritual heir to the Sri Caitanya Saraswata Math, that noble and dignified institution of Srila B R Sridhara Maharaja—referring to all of the followers of Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura said, “We are all living on the remnants of Swami Maharaja.”

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Equality, Varnasrama, and Transcendence

July 4th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | 1 Comment

It is true that we are all created equal, but this truth cannot be realized solely through any sociopolitical system.

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Brahma Gayatri and Sacred Threads

June 13th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta incorporated the Brahma Gayatri and sacred threads into Gaudiya practice in order to make an impression on the society in which those practices were significant. Now, in a different time and in different societies, are these practices still useful?

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The Play of Violence

May 7th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

Sri Krishna invites us to exit the theater of the human drama and accept a role in another drama—the play of God (lila).

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The Glory of Krishna’s Birth

May 7th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | 2 Comments

Nothing was wanting in the community with Nanda and Yasoda as its king and queen. Yet one longing did persist amongst all the cowherds, and this for the misfortune of them all represented by the unfortunate circumstances that resulted in Nanda being sonless, even as he approached his later years.

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Sacred of the Sacred

May 7th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | 1 Comment

In India, the Sanskrit word tirtha has come to be synonymous with sacred place, of which on the Indian subcontinent there are many. There is no more sacred place than the heart of the sadhu, wherein God himself resides.

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The Radha Bhagavatam

May 7th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

According to Sri Chaitanya’s followers, the Bhagavata speaks only of Sri Radha.

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Morality and Beyond

May 7th, 2010 | Articles | webmaster | No Comments

The beauty of this transcendental truth of the pastimes of Sri Krishna is that hearing about it saves us from both moral corruption and the constraints of a life of moral adherence at the same time.

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