What is the Srimad Bhagavatam

22 Oct , 2014  


Srimad-Bhagavatam, also known as the Bhagavat-Purana, is an epic philosophical and literary classic and holds a prominent position in India’s voluminous written wisdom. The Bhagavatam is the postgraduate, post-Vedic text of spiritual understanding. It has served as the inspiration for countless works of literature, song, drama, painting, and sculpture. Srimad-Bhagavatam, spoken shortly after Lord Krishna’s time on earth, is a […]

Visit Spiritual Communities and Temples

21 Oct , 2014  


Srila Prabhupada described his temples as “embassies of the spiritual world”. They stand as an oasis in the midst of this desert-like existence, and when we visit them we get a glimpse into another reality. When Srila Prabhupada incorporated ISKCON his vision was to create an organization that would outreach to the spiritually hungry and […]

Visit Holy Places

21 Oct , 2014  


Holy places have always been focal points for pilgrims who make long (and often arduous) journeys to reinvigorate their faith. Pilgrimage is not just a physical journey to a special place but also an inner spiritual journey towards transcendence. For Christians and Jews that holy place may be Bethlehem or Jerusalem, for Muslims it’s Mecca […]

Soul Mates

21 Oct , 2014  


Developing friendships based on higher principles. We all need friends. Sometimes a person may prefer to be alone for a while, but never permanently. Our perpetual inclination for relationships is a quality we have in common with Krishna because we are part of Him. You never see a picture of Krishna alone; He is always […]

Overcoming Obstacles

21 Oct , 2014  


Ever seen a car crash? Drivers collide at full speed, one car careers off the motorway flipping over three times in the process. Within minutes the road is swarming with police, ambulances and fire engines.  A horrific sight. Life can sometimes change its course in very sudden ways. We’ve all experienced those surreal and dreamlike […]

Offer Practical service

21 Oct , 2014  

Devotional Service

The Bhagavad-gita explains that spiritual life is not about stillness and contemplation; meditation and study should give rise to vigorous and practical activities dedicated to God. Bhakti -yoga is not an abstract philosophy but rather an opportunity to practically apply philosophical conclusions. Therefore, although the literal translation of bhakti is ‘devotion’, Srila Prabhupada usually translated […]

Measure of Success

21 Oct , 2014  

Measure of Success

How do we know we’re advancing on the spiritual path? What are the measures? What should we be experiencing? Since bhakti -yoga is actually a highly practical spiritual science; there are clear signposts to help us evaluate our progress. Through a simple analogy we can understand how. As we eat, we experience certain things: • […]

Learn From a Guru

21 Oct , 2014  


Imagine yourself in a big city you’ve never been in before. Suppose you want to find the post office. How would you do it? Would you start walking around guessing which way to go? You might. But if you were really serious about mailing your package, you’d approach a local and get directions. Spiritual life […]

Faith and Doubt

21 Oct , 2014  


People doubt reincarnation. “No one has ever come back to tell us about it,” they say. But if someone claimed to have come back, would we believe him? Someone might ask, “If Krishna is God, why doesn’t He come and prove it?” Well, there’s evidence that He does come. He appeared in this world five […]

Daily Prayers

21 Oct , 2014  


Prayer to Srila Prabhupada nama om visnu-padaya krsna-presthaya bhu-tale srimate bhakti vedanta-svamin iti namine I offer my respectf ul obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krsna on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet. namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine nirvisesa-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine Our respectful obeisances are […]