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Congregational Development- The Best Support for our Devotees

By His Holiness Guru Prasada Swami I am pleased to be able to speak some words on congregational preaching. People are not so willing to join temples, and we are not capable of maintaining devotees all throughout their life. Congregational preaching provides the facility for people to become Krsna conscious. Having a big congregation provides

Pleasing Srila Prabhupada by Reading His Books

What do I gain by reading? Some of us may wonder what is the need to invest time in reading about Krsna Consciousness. Is it really necessary for our spiritual advancement? In this video Srivas Prabhu, Co-Regional Director of ISKCON West Africa, explains briefly the importance of reading Prabhupada’s books, and how can we make

Merciful Lord Nrsimhadev

Once, Lord Nrsimhadev’s worship was going on as usual when the pujari noticed that one flower fell from Nrsimhadev’s garland. The pujari asked the visitors if anyone was offering any special prayers to Lord Nrsimhadev. The visitors in front did not say anything, but from the back one lady came forward with tears in her

Friend Raising in Krsna Consciousness

By His Holiness Sridhar Swami We have a very good philosophy and people know it. Our books tell the story. Nobody can defeat us. But we have one minor problem: we are not very good at marketing. We are not very good at presenting and organizing. That is why we have problems in some ways,

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

By Virabahu Dasa As an institution representative of Krsna and the parampara, we have the duty and obligation to be an example of responsibility and caring concern for everyone. Thus, in the present context of the coronavirus pandemic, we must strictly take all recommended precautions and strictly follow all official indications. Krsna must see that

20 Years of Bhakti Vriksha

Bhakti-vriksha is a congregational development program that utilizes small group structures in order to encourage its members in Krsna consciousness. For a temple to be healthy and well supported, it needs the assistance of its congregation. The Bhakti Vriksha program fulfills the temple’s need for readily available manpower, financial help, and enhancing the community’s devotional

Lord Nrsimhadev Appearance

When Lord Nrsimhadeva first came to Mayapur, all the pujaris were reluctant to worship His awesome form. Bhava Siddhi das was particularly frightened and always very nervous worshiping Him. One night, after putting the Lord to rest, he was leaving the altar, when he heard such a tremendous sound that it made his hairs stand

We Need to Organize our Congregation… Others Do

By His Holiness Sridhar Swami There is a saying that if you have to do something, there is two ways that you can do it. One is in an organized way and the other is in a disorganized way. Now, if you do things in a disorganized way, you may not get such good results,

Applying the Gita for Everyone

A congregational devotee describes her experience of taking up the GITA FOR EVERYONE program and becoming inspired to share the same method to others. Gita for Everyone booklet will help you reading the English verses of the Gita in a straight sequence. And although it is a resource for all, it is particularly useful for

Lord Nrsimhadev Miraculous Pastimes

I remember once we had a program to test for the first time the Nitai Pada Kamala boat that was ordered by my guru maharaj, H.H. Jayapataka Swami, for preaching in the villages along the Ganges. I was asked to do the first tour in the boat, but I wanted to take the students from

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