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Srila Prabhupada speaks on December 25

PRABHUPADA'S QUOTE OF THE DAY "Simply propagate this chanting, dancing, feasting and following the regulative principles. These are the four pillars of our success." Letter to Krsna das, December 25, 1969 — 

Srila Prabhupada speaks on December 23

PRABHUPADA'S QUOTE OF THE DAY "Anukarana, anusarana, there are two Sanskrit words. One is imitation, and one is following the footprints. If one tries to follow the footprints of great personalities, that is very nice, but we cannot imitate. Imitation is dangerous." Los Angeles, December 23 ,1968 — 

We Must Stay Strong In Our Determination

My thought today was based on how I sometimes feel about Japa – we feel like we just don't want to spend the time and effort to chant rounds – there are so many other things in life to be done and the mind tends to latch onto that excuse – "You can finish them […]

Srila Prabhupada speaks on December 22

PRABHUPADA'S QUOTE OF THE DAY "There is no limit to perfection- we may go on improving more and more, and still there is no limit to how much we may please Krishna, just like for the materialist there is no limit to how much Maya can kick us! " Letter to Balavanta, December 22, 1971 […]

Srila Prabhupada speaks on December 21

PRABHUPADA'S QUOTE OF THE DAY "This Krishna consciousness movement is for approaching Radha-Krishna, to be associated with the Supreme Lord in His sublime pleasure dance. That is the aim of Krishna consciousness." Los Angles, December 21 ,1968

India asks Russia to resolve Gita controversy – Altamash Hashmi, CNN-IBN

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/india-asks-russia-to-resolve-gita-controversy/213627-3.html  New Delhi: India on Tuesday described a complaint about the Bhagvad Gita in Russia as patently absurd. The government also promised Parliament that it was taking the controversy seriously and was closely monitoring the case. But the BJP is not satisfied and has even asked the government to declare the sacred scripture as a national […]

Srila Prabhupada speaks on December 20

PRABHUPADA'S QUOTE OF THE DAY "If one can please a pure devotee of the Lord, such action means immediate satisfaction of the Lord, even though such a person is not officially qualified to receive the mercy of the Lord." Letter to Yeager, December 20, 1970

Ekadasi Alert: Wed, 21 Dec 2011

Saphala Ekadasi from Bhavisya-uttara Purana Date of fasting: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 Breakfast  :  06:41 AM – 10:29 AM Next day *** ————————————————————————————— Yudhisthira Maharaj said, "O my Dear Lord Sri Krishna, what is the name of that Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of Pausha (December-January)? How is it observed, […]

Showing Krishna That We Are Valuing Our Session

When the mind conjures up ‘important’ proposals, we can patiently tell the mind to listen to the mahamantra and also reassure him that after the japa session you shall certainly address the issue. Before we sit to chant, we can resolve to chant a certain fixed number of rounds in that sitting. Say for example […]

Srila Prabhupada speaks on December 19

PRABHUPADA'S QUOTE OF THE DAY "The secret of surrendering to Krishna is that such surrendered devotee sees that everything is part of Krishna's plan. Whatever is meant to be I am doing. Let me do it with my full attention to every detail. Let me become absorbed in such service, never mind what it is. […]