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  • 7 Purposes of ISKCONplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_big7 Purposes of ISKCON


    7 Purposes of ISKCON To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all people in the techniques of spritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life, and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.


  • 9 Processes of Devotional Serviceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_big9 Processes of Devotional Service


    " śrī-prahrāda uvāca śravaṇaṁ kīrtanaṁ viṣṇoḥ smaraṇaṁ pāda-sevanam arcanaṁ vandanaṁ dāsyaṁ sakhyam ātma-nivedanam

    iti puṁsārpitā viṣṇau bhaktiś cen nava-lakṣaṇā


  • 10 offenses against the chanting of the holy nameplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_big10 offenses against the chanting of the holy name

    The offenses against the chanting of the holy name are as follows: To blaspheme the devotees who have dedicated their lives for propagating the holy name of the Lord. To consider the names of demigods like Lord Śiva or Lord Brahmā to be equal to, or independent of, the name of Lord Viṣṇu. (Sometimes the atheistic class of men take it that any demigod is as good as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu. But one who is a devotee knows that no …


  • 26 Qualities of a Devoteeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_big26 Qualities of a Devotee


    Since it has been stated hereinbefore that in the Bhāgavatam the Absolute Truth is to be known, the questions of the sages of Naimiṣāraṇya are proper and just, because they pertain to Kṛṣṇa, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth. In


  • 64 Qualities of Śrī Kṛṣṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_big64 Qualities of Śrī Kṛṣṇa

    Personal features can be divided into two: one feature is covered, and the other feature is manifested. When Kṛṣṇa is covered by different kinds of dress, His personal feature is covered. There is an example of His covered personal feature in the


  • 8,400,000 speciesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_big8,400,000 species

    “In this universe there are limitless living entities in 8,400,000 species, and all are wandering within this universe.

    This is a challenge to so-called scientists and philosophers who presume that there are living entities on this planet only. So-called scientists are going to the moon, and they say that there is no life there. This does not tally with Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu


  • Arcanamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigArcanam

    After pāda-sevanam comes the process of arcanam, worship of the Deity. If one is interested in the process of arcanam, one must positively take shelter of a bona fide spiritual master and learn the process from him. There are many books for
  • Arjunaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigArjuna

    Bg. 1.26-29--- In history there are two Arjunas. One is Kārttavīrya Arjuna, the King of Haihaya, and the other is the grandfather of the child. Both the Arjunas are famous for their bowmanship, and the child Parīkṣit is foretold to be equal to both of them, particularly in fighting. A short description of the Pāṇḍava Arjuna is given below:
  • A short sketch of the life and teachings of Lord Caitanyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigA short sketch of the life and teachings of Lord Caitanya

    Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the great apostle of love of God and the father of the congregational chanting of the holy name of the Lord, advented Himself at Śrīdhāma Māyāpura, a quarter in the city of Navadvīpa in Bengal, on the Phālgunī Pūrṇimā evening in the year 1407 Śakābda (corresponding to February 1486 by the Christian calendar).


  • Buddhaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBuddha

    Lord Buddha, a powerful incarnation of the Personality of Godhead, appeared in the province of Gayā (Bihar) as the son of Añjanā, and he preached his own conception of nonviolence and deprecated even the animal sacrifices sanctioned in the


  • Cow protectionplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCow protection

    Although the Supreme Personality of Godhead is nirguṇa, not to be found within this material world, the entire material world is pervaded by Him, as stated in Bhagavad-gītā (mayā tatam idaṁ sarvam). The material world is nothing but an expansion of the Lord


  • Ekādaśīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigEkādaśī

    From the very beginning of His childhood life Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu introduced the system of observing a fast on the Ekādaśī day. In the Bhakti-sandarbha, by Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī, there is a quotation from the Skanda Purāṇa admonishing that a person who eats grains on Ekādaśī becomes a murderer of his mother, father, brother and spiritual master, and even if he is elevated to a Vaikuṇṭha planet, he falls down. On Ekādaśī, everything is cooked for Viṣṇu, including regular grains and…


  • Gadādhara Paṇḍitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigGadādhara Paṇḍita

    Gadādhara Paṇḍita, the fourth branch, is described as an incarnation of the pleasure potency of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. No one, therefore, can equal him.

    In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā, verses 147 through 153, it is stated:


  • On Chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa Mantra...plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigOn Chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa Mantra...

    The transcendental vibration established by the chanting of Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare is the sublime method for reviving our transcendental consciousness. As living spiritual souls, we are all originally Kṛṣṇa conscious entities, but due to our association with matter from time immemorial, our consciousness is now adulterated by the material atmosphere. The material atmosphere, in which we are …


  • International Society for Krishna Consciousnessplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigInternational Society for Krishna Consciousness

    This is an article stub, or the beginning of a wiki article.Use the general index to look up this particular subject.You are welcome to fill in blanks, thanks for your help! status:stub


  • Jaḍa Bharataplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigJaḍa Bharata

    As Kṛṣṇa confirms in Bhagavad-gītā:

    " yoginām api sarveṣāṁ mad-gatenāntarātmanā śraddhāvān bhajate yo māṁ sa me yuktatamo mataḥ"

    “Of all yogīs, he who abides in Me with great faith, worshiping Me in transcendental loving service, is most intimately united with Me in
  • Jesus Christplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigJesus Christ

    Kṛṣṇa, Christos, Christ

    In 1974, near ISKCON’s center in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, Śrīla Prabhupāda and several of his disciples took a morning walk with father Emmanuel Jungclaussen, a Benedictine monk from Niederalteich Monastery. Noticing that Śrīla Prabhupāda was carrying meditation beads similar to the rosary, Father Emmanuel explained that he also chanted a constant prayer:


  • Kṛṣṇa Consciousnessplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigKṛṣṇa Consciousness

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  • His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupādaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigHis Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

    His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda appeared in this world in 1896 in Calcutta, India. He first met his spiritual master, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī, in Calcutta in 1922. Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī, a prominent religious scholar and the founder of sixty-four Gauḍīya Maṭhas (Vedic institutes), liked this educated young man and convinced him to dedicate his life to teaching Vedic knowledge. Śrīla Prabhupāda became h…


  • Sanskrit pronunciation guideplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSanskrit pronunciation guide

    Guide to Sanskrit Pronunciation

    Throughout the centuries, the Sanskrit language has been written in a variety of alphabets. The mode of writing most widely used throughout India, however, is called devanāgarī, which literally means


  • Vedic literatureplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigVedic literature

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  • Vedic religion and thoughtplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigVedic religion and thought

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  • What is ISKCON?plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigWhat is ISKCON?

    The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was formed in July, 1966, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda and a number of his American students. ISKCON is composed of devotees. Devotees are held together by mutual agreement to accept the principles of bhakti-yoga or devotional service as the goal of life. By mutual endeavor, the entire Society concentrates on Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead, while engaged in various tasks, cooking, eating, worki…

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