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Freedom from feeling blame and offense against oneself

Freedom from feeling blame and offense against oneself

Our life is full of anguish when others unjustly blame us… we feel offended and angry, and feel a strong urge to defend ourselves. Is there another way, a way to freedom?   tṛṇād api sunīcena taror api sahiṣṇunā/ amāninā mānadena kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ “One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all...

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Pada-sevanam devi dasi & the miracle of Nrsimha worship

Pada-sevanam devi dasi & the miracle of Nrsimha worship

This amazing story is about a saint named Mataji Pada Sevanam, from Baku, Azerbaijan (Caucasus, former part of the USSR), who re-established devotional service to Lord Nrsimhadeva and changed the hearts of many devotees due to her limitless love to Krishna, fearlessness, and determination. (From a lecture by A.C. Bhagavatamrita Keshava Swami. Barnaul, Russia December 18, 2016) Gopal Told Me   The beginning Once upon a time, someone...

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Women and Family: social value

Women and Family: social value

What’s the importance of the family in society? Are men and women the same? What value, particularly, do women have to social peace and harmony? If women have a special role, how is it best accomplished? This article from First Things gives a simple and interesting perspective. As an introduction to the article, here is a quote from Prabhupada that makes the same point… This is from a lecture by Srila Prabhupada about the value of...

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Oneness with God, Different from God, or both?

Oneness with God, Different from God, or both?

OBL Kapoor, godbrother of Srila Prabhupada, explains how the various sampradayas view simultaneous oneness with, and difference from, God, in this chapter of his well-known book. Srila Prabhupada especially liked this book and wanted ISKCON centers to distribute it. This chapter makes the concepts of oneness and difference very clear and as understandable as anything “inconceivable” can ever be! This chapter is helpful for those are...

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Nrsimhadeva’s miracles in Mayapur

Nrsimhadeva’s miracles in Mayapur

View PDF Nrsimhadeva stories in a short booklet you can read by clicking the above button to download the pdf–This is the Deity that is worshiped in ISKCON Mayapur temple. These stories will inspire and amaze. Such stories are happening in the modern age, not just in the scriptures. Nrsimhadeva reciprocates with his devotees in so many wonderful ways. Read and relish! Here is additional information on Nrsimhadeva in Mayapur: Article in...

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