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September 2003
Departure of Sri Hare Krishna Das Babaji
by Madhavananda das,
Bhubaneswar India
Posted September 30, 2003

We are sorry to inform the devotee community about the departure of Sri Hare Krishna Das Babaji Maharaja. He departed from this world in the afternoon on Sunday the 31st of August, on the auspicious day of Ganesh Caturthi at the ancient temple of Tota Gopinath in Jagannath Puri. That day after taking Gopinath prasadam, Hare Krishna Das Babaji closed his door to take rest. Before doing so he instructed a riksha walla to come and wake him up at 3 pm, as he wanted to go somewhere. When the riksha walla came and knocked on the door there was no answer. The devotees finally broke down the door and found Maharaja's body lying peacefully on his bed. (Click here for the entire article)

A Call for Equipoise
by Srila das
Posted September 29, 2003

I want to join in with others voicing their disappointment in VNN for publishing articles like Srivatsa's "Repetition of History," which lacked coherency, was poorly supported, and above all displayed sentiments inappropriate to an assembly of Vaisnavas. As our Divine Master Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada noted when asked as how to identify a Vaisnava, "He will be a perfect gentleman." Anti-Semitic rhetoric has little place in a Krsna-conscious forum, save and except to be rectified by a more enlightened understanding. A previous article by Jan Brzezinski has already addressed those particular issues. (Click here for the entire article)

2004 Monthly Calendars are now available!
by Nakula das
Posted September 25, 2003

Choose from a selection of five monthly calendars.

Krishna Art 2004 -- Radha and Krishna illustrations by award winning artist B.G. Sharma. Includes Ekadasis, Vedic Holidays, festivals, lunar cycles, and verses from Rupa Goswami's Utkalika-vallare.


(Click here for the entire article)

Urmila Prabhu's father passes away
by Vyenkata Bhatta dasa
Posted September 24, 2003

It is with great sadness that we report that on September 20, 2003, H.G. Urmila Prabhu's beloved father left his body. We offer our deepest condolences to Urmila Prabhu and her family at this difficult time. (Click here for the entire article)

Your Rogue Anti-Vaisnava Letter
by Brahma Das
Posted September 23, 2003

I received quite a number of favorable comments about my article entitled Rogue Anti-Iskcon Fliers Disrupt LA Rathayatra: http://www.chakra.org/discussions/succSep08_03.html

The only unfavorable comments I received came from a very rude follower of the ritvik philosophy and a rather civilized and humble letter from a siksa disciple of Srila Narayana Maharaja that I received with the title "Your Rogue anti-Vaisnava Letter". I have no desire to attack or belittle the faith of a sincere godbrother who has years of Vaisnava seva in his favor but I decided to post his letter and my response to it because his letter contains his reasoning as to why anti-Iskcon fliers at Rathayatra are acceptable. That reasoning can be summed up as amar-guru jagat-guru (my guru is the greatest guru), a philosophy in practice that can only lead to continual clashes between otherwise sincere devotees affiliated with different groups. (Click here for the entire article)

Mandala's New Video Offerings
by Mandala Publishing
Posted September 22, 2003

San Rafael, CA -- This week marks the release of ten new videos from Mandala Publishing, all currently available in VHS, PAL and DVD formats. For the first time, devotees across the world can experience the teachings of Swami B. P. Puri through two new video series entitled "Art of Sadhana" and "Puri Darshans." In addition, "Absolute Harmony" presents an encounter with Swami B. R. Sridhar and "Kumbha Mela" documents the world's largest gathering of humanity on the banks of India's sacred rivers. (Click here for the entire article)

Niles Rathayatra Progress Report
by Prema Bhakti das
Posted September 21, 2003

Tuesday 9/16/03


Niles Rathayatra will take place on Sat. 9/27/03 at 11am

In August, this Rathayatra was only a dream in my head. I was the only one working on it and planning this event, and I was far away in Russia. Now by the grace of Krishna, there are so many devotees helping to make it a reality... (Click here for the entire article)

2003 - 2004 Mayapur Institute of Higher Education (MIHE)
by Rama dasa
Posted September 20, 2003

To view or register for our 2004 MIHE Semester Courses and Schedule, please click here.

We are looking forward to serving you in Sri Dham Mayapur.

Your servant,
Rama dasa
On behalf of the MIHE

Life Skill Personal Transformation Seminar
by Sarvadarsi das
Posted September 19, 2003

Dear devotees,

haribolo !!!

We are organising a Life Skill Personal Transformation Seminar with Dhira Govinda prabhu in New Mayapura, France from the 21 st of december till the 30 th of december. This seminar will be done in two parts. The first part deals with communication; listening tools, interpersonal skills, commitment, teamwork and assertiveness. Part two is Advanced Personal Transformation. Dhira Govinda prabhu has been doing these seminars all over the world, both in ISKCON centers as well as in the secular world. All those who have followed this seminar have obtained tremendous benefit in their day to day life, in their dealings with society as well as on a personal level. (Click here for the entire article)

"Final Orders" for Recovery
by Niscala d.d.
Posted September 18, 2003

In a recent article, Rogue anti-ISKCON flyers disrupt L.A. Rathayatra, Brahma das cited Prabhupada's will, in which he declared that ISKCON's Governing Body Commission was to be "the ultimate managing authority" for ISKCON.

I have no disagreement with this, but why should Brahma prabhu refer to this in an article about succession? The GBC are clearly the managerial authority of ISKCON, not the spiritual authority. To equate the two is a serious mistake -- one that ISKCON has committed, to its own undoing. (Click here for the entire article)

Kartik 2003 in Vrindavan
by Deena Bandhu das
Posted September 17, 2003

Now that Janmastami and Radhastami Festivals have been joyfully celebrated, thoughts naturally start turning to the Kartik Festival, as the rivers run to the sea. Everyone is still talking about the wonderful festival that we had last year in Vrindavan. There was ecstatic churning of the Nectar of Srila Prabhupada's pastimes for three days, with so many of Prabhupada's disciples giving us a glimpse of that Pure Devotee who walked amongst us. Glimpses that are becoming more precious as time moves on. People were astounded at how nicely the prasadam was served by the devotees of ISKCON Chowpatty. Wonderful Parikramas, ecstatic kirtans... (Click here for the entire article)

VNN publishes anti-Semitic editorials
by Jan Brzezinski
Posted September 16, 2003

I was recently directed to the VNN website by the following post, from "Darwin", on a public forum: "When VNN had a forum, they would allow anti-Semitic topics and posts. They had a pretty much hands-off moderation policy, so I never believed that VNN was actually racist. But now they have published an openly anti-Semitic editorial: Repetition of History.

(Click here for the entire article)

Was Srila Prabhupada a pure devotee?
by Swami B.V. Tripurari
Posted September 15, 2003

Recently someone asked me, "How do we know if Srila Prabhupada was a pure devotee? We can argue whether he was in this rasa or that, but isn't it possible he wasn't in any rasa at all?" (Click here for the entire article)

Web design service for non profit organizations
by Jitakrodha das
Posted September 14, 2003

As a disciple of Srila Prabhupada I have always had a strong desire to utilize my talents for technology to assist spreading Krishna Consciousness. Indeed as I have made attempts to be more commercial with mainstream America, Krishna always manages to turn my attention back to service. (Click here for the entire article)

VIHE Kartik 2003 - list of seminars
from VIHE
Posted September 13, 2003

Dear Devotees,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Jaya Sri Guru and Gauranga!

Here is the list of the seminars (with dates) for this Kartik in Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education... (Click here for the entire article)

The domain of Srila Prabhupada's perfection
by Jagannatha Misra das
Posted September 12, 2003

In reply to the "Lunatic's Logic" article by Niscala dasi:

Concerning the topic about Srila Prabhupada being perfect and making mistakes, there is a wonderful (and short) story that might shed some light.

(Click here for the entire article)

Quest for truth requires discernment
by Gaurav Mittal
Posted September 11, 2003

In reply to the "Lunatic's Logic" article by Niscala dasi:

I think most of us are in complete illusion. Can the ant understand the knowledge or even the life of human beings? Can the ant understand the intricacies of the earth as understood by humans? If we compare the ratio of the ant's size to the earth and the ratio of our size to the universe, or even the solar system, we will understand that we are insignificant beings. Unless we expand our consciousness to delve into higher dimensions, we cannot understand the Absolute Truth, just as the ant cannot understand reality as perceived by us.

(Click here for the entire article)

Krsna Katha - a dance drama about the glorious pastimes of Lord Krishna
by Pyari Mohan das,
ISKCON Connecticut
Posted September 7, 2003

ISKCON of Connecticut will present Leela Dance Theater's 'Krsna Katha', a dance drama about the glorious pastimes of Lord Krishna. 'Krsna Katha' is based on Srila Prabhupada's 'Krsna - The Supreme Personality of Godhead'. (Click here for the entire article)

Sri Vamana-dvadasi
Appearance of Vamanadeva

September 7, 2003

Lord Vamanadeva

Trust and Informed Giving
by Chakra editorial staff
Posted September 29, 2003

One reason why Krsna consciousness has spread around the world is because in many cases young, energetic devotees are helped by older devotees, who though they may be tied to their situation by various obligations, are eager to provide financial help to others who are willing to do the hard work of setting up a Food for Life program, building a temple or setting up a goshalla. Together they can develop an attractive Krsna conscious project in a way that neither of them could manage working alone. (Click here for the full article)

2003 San Francisco Ratha-yatra; Sublime Sweetness
by Atmavana das and Kalanka dasi
Posted September 25, 2003

All glories and respects to the assembled devotees and Vaisnavas! This year we were privileged to attend the August 10, 2003 Ratha-yatra in San Francisco and had such a fabulous time that we just wanted to share our wonderful experience with Ratha-yatra lovers worldwide. For humility and comfort reasons, some of our story is written in the third person. (Click here for the full article)

Perpetuating racist lies will damage Krishna consciousness
by Damodara dasa (Arkansas, USA)
Posted September 24, 2003

An open letter to the devotees who publish VNN

All glories to Srila Prabhupada, who so kindly risked everything to give us the message of the absolute world.

I come to you literally on my knees, and figuratively with straw between my lips, begging that you consider the horribly negative effects of VNN having published the "editorial" spewings of this supposed Krishna devotee going by the name of "Srivatsa Das" of Vienna. (Click here for the full article)

South American request
by Jagattarini dasi
Posted September 23, 2003

I have a devotee friend here who has seriously advancing cancer and we are considering going to Brazil to see this doctor there, Joao de Deus. We would be traveling, two ladies, from Perth Australia to Brazil, and we don't know the language or how to get around in South America. Would there be any devotees there who could help us or give us any leads as to how to go about this?

Thank you again.

Jagattarini dasi

VIHE Karttika Semester 2003
Posted September 22, 2003

Dear Devotees,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Jaya Sri Guru and Gauranga!

Please find enclosed the information about this Kartik semester, with course descriptions and teachers' short biographies. (Click here for the full article)

New Krishna Website
by Svahha d.d.
Posted September 21, 2003

(Click here for the full article)

Open letter to VNN
by Brahma das
Posted September 20, 2003

Swami Tripurari, the Sanga Staff and the residents of Audarya, would like to join with those protesting the blatantly anti-Semitic editorials that were recently published on VNN. Editorials like those are the bread of life for racists, skinheads, and neo-nazis but have nothing to do with Gaudiya Vaisnavism, the path of absolute love. Therefore we urge VNN to desist from publishing any more anti-Semitic articles, and to remove those already posted on their site. Those tasteless articles left us speechless but Brzezinski found exactly the right words to say about them: http://www.chakra.org/discussions/LetSep16_03.html

Brahma Das
Sanga Editor

To Remind You - VTE Communication Course
by Alakananda dasi,
Bhaktivedanta College, Radhadesh
Posted September 19, 2003

Dear Devotees,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

If you didn't do it yet, now is the right time and great opportunity to attend the Communication Course taught by His Grace Anuttama Prabhu. It will take place at Radhadesh, in Belgium and will be organized by Bhaktivedanta College. Please, come. Following text will give you more details. (Click here for the full article)

Srila Prabhupada Is Our Hero
by Prema Bhakti das
Posted September 18, 2003


Saturday Sept. 27, at 11:00 AM

We will be holding our 2003 Jagannatha Rathayatra Festival in conjunction with the Annual Apple Festival Parade in Niles, Michigan. (Click here for the full article)

Keep Kartika Drug Free
by Deena Bandhu
Posted September 17, 2003

Unfortunately, we have to issue a warning to those coming to Vrindavan to disturb the spiritual atmosphere of the Holy Dham. The Intelligence Bureau has informed us that they are aware of certain people who misuse the Kartika Festival for trafficking in narcotics. They will have plain clothes officers on the lookout. The temple authorities also have a digital camera that will be use to photograph such persons suspected of misuing the temple premises in this way and turn the photos over to the concerned authorities and emabassies. Please Keep Kartika Festival Drug Free!

Still Calling All Devotees...
by Radha dasi
Posted September 16, 2003


Do you have an inspiring story to share? A realization to convey? Wisdom gained through life experience? Maybe even a supernatural experience to reveal? (Click here for the full article)

Radhastami night darsan in Mayapur
by Vrindavan Lila d.d.
Posted September 15, 2003

The 2003 Radhastami night dress was orange in color and made with great love and devotion by the devotees of the ISKCON Mayapur community, supervised and organized by Ramadevi Prabhu. (Click here for the full article)

Vyasa Puja offering to Srila Prabhupada, 2003
by Vishoka das
Posted September 14, 2003

Saved by His Sanjivani Glance

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my obeisances at your lotus feet. All glories to your Divine Grace.

By your mercy, I've been blessed with a fascination for the pastime of Lord Krishna's dancing on the hoods of the Kaliya Serpent. This pastime is a multi-faceted jewel of Sri Krishna's divine eternal lila, and has many spiritual instructions in the narrative, which are explained to us by you, Srila Prabhupada, and the previous acaryas. It appears to us that there are many similarities in your earthy pastimes that we can compare to this Kaliya pastime. Let us all glorify our Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada with several comparisons to this pastime of Lord Krishna. (Click here for the full article)

Prabhupada's "mistakes" were no mistake
by Bhaktin Sara
Posted September 13, 2003

In response to Niscala dasi's interesting article regarding the essence of Prabhupada's "mistakes." Please forgive me if my understanding is too simple for this forum, but I would like to share it anyway. I apologize for not citing verses, but this view is not summarized in any one verse but stems from my understanding of many -- more than will fit within the word limit here. (Click here for the full article)

Vyasa-puja Offering for Srila Prabhupada, 2003
by Dhira Govinda das
Posted September 12, 2003

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet.

By your manifest qualities and actions you have established yourself for our benefit as spiritual master of all. The message of parampara acaryas descending from Sri Krsna is essential for all living entities to escape the bonds of mundane attitude and uncover their original consciousness of spirit. Your mission and personal example is in no way confined by denomination or factional, dogmatic viewpoints. It is all-inclusive and accommodating; simultaneously uncompromising in its rectitude and adherence to the principles of devotional life. Your pastimes and instructions are full and complete, from pragmatic detail to esoteric understanding of the most sublime truths in existence. (Click here for the full article)

My Mistake
by Niscala d.d.
Posted September 11, 2003

Dear Rama Kesava,

You wrote:

you attribute Brahma prabhu as saying "A female guru would have to possess a demeanor that would conflict with the natural feminine qualities that are so attractive in a Vaisnavi and that task would be greatly demanding." For the record, I would like to point out that this was actually the position that Brahma himself was rebutting

(Click here for the full article)

Rogue anti-ISKCON flyers disrupt L.A. Rathayatra
by Brahma das
Posted September 8, 2003

ABSTRACT:That ISKCON management still feels it imperative to maintain a blanket prohibition against association with Gaudiya Math acharyas is in my opinion a serious mistake that needs to be rectified. Apparently many others feel this way as well because Prabhupada's disciples even those in ISKCON largely ignore this ban. But any positive change from ISKCON leaders on this issue will be a long time coming if aggressive acts like handing out anti-ISKCON fliers at Rathayatra and the ISKCON Sunday Feast continue to be accepted and encouraged by certain devotees now connected to Gaudiya Math.

(Click here for the full article)

Festival of India Sept. 13th
by Caru das
Posted September 7, 2003

Date of Event: Saturday, 9/13/2003
Time: 4 pm
Location: 8628 S. Main St, Spanish Fork, Utah
Contact: Charu Das or Vaibhavi Devi

(Click here for the full article)

Radhi succumbs to sudden illness
by Lilasuka das and B.V. Bhaktisar Swami
Posted September 6, 2003

MURWILLUMBAH, Australia -- Radhi Linklater, a young Australian devotee, passed away July 15 after a 12-hour bout with meningococcal disease contracted while staying with friends in Brisbane during school holidays. Known among devotees by her spiritual name Radharani dasi, she was 17. (Click here for the full article)

Memorials for Devotees for the month of September
by Sat-sanga das
Posted September 6, 2003

Please Reflect and remember those Vaishnavas who have left our association but remain with us in sound. (Click here for the entire article)

Braja Ras Dhara
by Asoka Krsna das
Posted September 5, 2003

By the mercy of Guru, Gauranga and Radha Krishna, we have managed to produce a new Bhajan CD named "Braja Ras Dhara". (Click here for the entire article)

Ratha-yatra MP3 CD now available!
from Audarya Boosktore
Posted September 5, 2003

Perhaps no occasion holds more significance for Gaudiya Vaisnavas than Sri Jagannatha Ratha-yatra, where the boundaries between Gaura lila and Krsna lila become blurred as the devotees dance and sing in ecstasy, externally reunited with Mahaprabhu and internally dragging Krsna back to Vrindavana by the force of their love. (Click here for the full article)

No gadget can ever satisfy the soul
by Krsna Dharma das
reprinted from Watford Observer, 08/29/03
Posted September 3, 2003

As I write this I am looking out of my window at a gardener across the road. He is using a petrol blower to blow away leaves from a driveway. It is quite something that technology has managed to replace even the common or garden broom. What next, I wonder? (Click here for the entire article)

Gita Nagari's Radha-Damodara
photos by Paramananda dasa
Posted September 3, 2003

[Lord Damodara of Gita-Nagari]

[Damodara's Radharani]

Plea to all of Srila Prabhupada's active disciples
by Gopakumar das
Posted September 2, 2003

In the world of Western Gaudiya Vaisnavism there has developed a wonderful diversity in which the ecstacy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu and the philosophy of the Goswamis and Acaryas is expressed. Even under the direct family of Srila Prabhupada's disciples there are various expressions and preaching styles of Krishna Consciousness. Unfortunately, there have also been divisions, arguments, and a lack of cooperation amongst Godbrothers. As a neophyte devotee completely dependant on the mercy of senior Vaisnavas and the example they set I would like to see more unity amongst all disciples of Srila Prabhupada who are actively preaching in the mission of Mahaprabhu. (Click here for the entire article)

1000 names of Srimati Radharani!!!
by Murli Krsna das
Posted September 2, 2003

Dear Friends,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

One Thousand Names of Srimati Radharani is available in pdf. In The Glories of Srimati Radharani Srila Prabhupad said... (Click here for the full article)

Life Skills Seminar
by Malini d.d.
Posted September 30, 2003



Create powerful results in your, spirituality, relationships, career and life. (Click here for the full article)

Indian Fest 2003, Lima, Peru
by Murti Mati dd
Posted September 29, 2003

Dear vaisnavas and friends around the world

Please accept my obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada!

This is to announce the coming festival in Lima, Peru (South America) and take the opportunity to invite you to attend. (Click here to view the gallery)

Vraj Mandal Parikrama 2003
by Visnu Mohan das
Posted September 28, 2003

Dear Prabhus & Maharajas,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

The 17th annual ISKCON Vraj Parikrama will take place from October 10th till November 8th 2003, starting on Sharat Purnima and ending on Kartik Purnima. (Click here to view the gallery)

Speaker of Indian Parliament prays to Krishna for the well-being of Russia
by ISKCON Communications, Moscow
Posted September 25, 2003

Tuesday, September, 16. The delegation of the parlament of India with the speaker Manohar Joshi at the head has attended the gala worship in the sole Hindu temple of Moscow. (Click here to view the gallery)

Art gallery updated!
September 24, 2003

Nrsimhadeva (Photoshop collage)

The Chakra Art gallery has been updated to include Nrsimhadeva (Photoshop collage) Amul Sutaria. (Click here to view the gallery)

Vaisnava Life Skills/Personal Transformation Seminars and the Process of Krsna Consciousness
by Dhira Govinda dasa (David B. Wolf, Ph.D.)
Posted September 23, 2003

This paper will discuss integration of the Vaisnava Life Skills/Personal Transformation courses with the process of Krsna consciousness. Psychological methods and concepts can be dovetailed with bhakti-yoga. Further, all that is theoretically and practically valid in the areas of leadership, relationships, and personal spiritual transformation, finds its completion and perfection in Krsna consciousness. The trainings seek to substantiate this principle. (Click here for the full article)

Anti-Semitic Articles
by Sulata d.d
Posted September 22, 2003

I am joining my voice to the devotees who have sent letters of protest to the VNN staff and have yet to see any of these complaints posted, or any action taken. My letter follows... (Click here for the full article)

Mayapura readies new Panca-Tattva Deities
by Bhagavatamrta das
Posted September 21, 2003

ISKCON Mayapura devotees are about to complete the casting of five large bronze Deities of Sri Sri Panca-Tattva, whose formal installation ceremony is planned for February. (Click here for the full article)

A Personal Response to VNN's Antisemitic Articles
by Babhru das
Posted September 20, 2003

I sent this letter to the VNN editorial staff in response to Srivatsa dasa's "Repetition of History"... (Click here for the full article)

Bhakta das' vindication
by Rasananda das
Posted September 19, 2003

Dear devotees,

As many of you have heard, our godbrother, Bhakta das, has been held on false charges, framed by misled police officers, in Orissa for the past three years. (Click here for the full article)

ISKCON Ministries Get Together
by Kaunteya das
Posted September 18, 2003

On 13 and 14 September 2003, in Alachua, Florida, representatives of various ISKCON Ministries are meeting to improve their cooperation (there are many areas of common interest) and their effectiveness in serving the Vaisnava community. For more on the work of the individual Ministries, please visit http://www.iskconministries.com.

Correction to Antisemitism article
by Jan Brzezinski
Posted September 17, 2003

In my article attacking antisemitic editorials on the VNN site, I mentioned the names of Sadaputa and Drutakarma prabhus. I was somewhat careless in my phrasing and it appears that I am attacking them also, which was not at all my intention. Let me attempt to restate my idea more clearly... (Click here for the full article)

Devotee friends in Boston?
by Krishna Akilesh
Posted September 16, 2003

Hare Krishna!

I came across this website, and was wondering how I could get in touch with other devotees my age, preferably in my area (Boston, MA), as I am a novice (though eager) at Krishna Consciousness, and would like to learn and gain support from others more experienced than myself. (Click here for the full article)

Kusakratha's Books and Health
by Danavir das Goswami & Hari Sauri dasa (Vrndavana)
Posted September 15, 2003

Over 150 titles of Goswami literature translated from the original Sanskrit by His Grace Kusakratha Prabhu are now available to the public through this online bookstore: http://www.rvc.edu/store

(Click here for the full article)

Sanskrit and Hindi Online Teacher
by Hemanga das
Posted September 14, 2003


Welcome to the compilation of Sanskrit Documents in Devanagari display and transliteration format. In addition to the sanskrit texts, you will find here various tools for learning Sanskrit such as the Online Sanskrit Dictionary, Sanskrit Tutorials, Sanskrit Pronunciation guides, and software for learning Sanskrit and producing documents in Devanagari & Roman formats, and much more. You can generate display in Devanagari or other scripts using web-interface. (Click here for the full article)

Radio Appearances
by Krishna Dharma das
Posted September 13, 2003

I was speaking on BBC R4 on Monday at 1630, Beyond Belief. (Click here for the full article)

New KC toys
by Hrimati d.d.
Posted September 12, 2003

News from Gopal-Soft-Toys

Hare Krishna!

Dear Maharaja, Prabhus and Matajis,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

We at Gopal-Soft-Toys would like to share these exciting announcements... (Click here for the full article)

The Church of Rtvik
by Rocana das
Posted September 11, 2003

Thanks to all who have visited the new HareKrsna.com website, and sent feedback on my "Sampradaya Acarya" paper. Many of you have expressed interest in my position on the initiation issue, which was not addressed in that paper. (Click here for the full article)

Toronto meeting a success
by Locanananda das
Posted September 8, 2003

On July 20th, at the Toronto Rathayatra, a group of senior devotees met with His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami to discuss the steps that need to be taken by the leaders of ISKCON to reunite the family of Srila Prabhupada's followers. This was in pursuance of a seminar presented by His Holiness in Mayapura dealing with the role of Srila Prabhupada as Founder-Acarya. (Click here for the full article)

To go to Krsna
by eBhakta
Posted September 7, 2003

Please visit http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~vatsalaji

(It is hoped that this "Homepage" helps everyone who visits to connect/go to Krsna)

Hare Krsna!

Festival "Sadhu-sanga" 2003
Divnomorsk 28 September - 5 October 2003

by Shuddha das
Posted September 6, 2003

In the programme

  1. Maha-nama-yajna, with thousands of devotees, arranged by Sacinandana Swami
  2. Sweet bhajanas of Vayasaki Prabhu and Aditi-dukha-ha Prabhu
  3. Unforgettable kirtanas beyond time and space
  4. Multifarious lectures and seminars (topics will be announced later)
  5. Fascinating cultural programmes
  6. Initiation ceremonies, wedding and other yajnas
  7. Planty of tasty prasadam
  8. The ocean of nectar

(Click here for the full article)

Radhastami Photos
by Kalavati d.d.
Posted September 5, 2003

Devotees are invited to visit http://www.mayapur.info to view the beautiful Radhastami photos!

Your servant,
Kalavati dd

Reply to Niscala d.d.
by Rama Kesava dasa
Posted September 3, 2003

Dear Niscala d.d.,

Dandavat pranams. Sri Sri Guru Gaurangau jayatah!

I could't help but notice in your recent article that you attribute Brahma prabhu as saying "A female guru would have to possess a demeanor that would conflict with the natural feminine qualities that are so attractive in a Vaisnavi and that task would be greatly demanding." For the record, I would like to point out that this was actually the position that Brahma himself was rebutting. (Click here for the full article)

To come before Radharani to serve Krsna -- the goal of our life
by Isa das
Posted September 3, 2003

Hare Krsna Radhe Radhe
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva
All Glories to All the Vaishnavas

Dandavat Pranams

Dear Prabhus,

I have found these wonderful quotes from Srila Prabhupada and wanted to share them with you.

Your Servant
Isa das

(Click here for the full article)

Ahmedabad celebrates Janmastami and Vyas Puja in grand style
by Visvarupa das
Posted September 2, 2003

On August 20, 2003, more than 500,000 devotees participated in prayers and sankirtan on the auspicious occasion of Janmastami at the ISKCON Temple in Ahmedabad. People enjoyed darshan of the attractive Deities of Sri Sri Radha Govindaji, Srinathaji and Gopalji. The Deities were adorned with various ornaments and beautiful clothes. (Click here for the full article)

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