Personal experiences

With love and confidence I share some personal experiences. We were in Calcutta, India in the Maha-abhiseka of Srila Prabhupada in its Centenary, then following in the footsteps of Sri Gauranga we went on a pilgrimage to South India, we arrived at Sri Rangam, the headquarters of Sri Laksmi sampradaya or spiritual school, and We had the good fortune to meet with the Acharya, I told him to please bless us all so that we have pure love and devotion to God or Krishna without mixtures, the Acharya who was the personified humility told us that I am not qualified to bless No one, but I can pray to Sri Ramanuja to bless you all. Then we learned that in this sampradaya there is always an Acharya who is the representative of Sri Ramanuja, but that all devotees understand and accept that we are all disciples of Sri Ramanuja, that is what Srila Prabhupada wants in his Iskcon, he will be the Acharya for the next 10,000 years and that there were good devotees to start in his name and we will all be disciples of Srila Prabhupada. [Read More…]

In Search Of God

In Search Of God Full Episode- Zindagi With Richa Season-4

In Search Of God
By: Zindagi with Richa

They came to India in the 70s to find purpose of life and to find god. But they fell in love with Indian culture and stayed here forever.
Watch these two remarkable women speaking from their heart about Indian religious texts, India’s rich heritage, culture and traditions… They are not Indian by birth, but are Indian by heart.

Friederike Irina Brüning runs a cow shelter (near Radhakund, Vrindavan)

Are All Krishna Kirtans The Same?

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Hare Krsna-below we are trying to show how by good or bad association we advance or not, spiritually. This means we must know who is good and who is bad association. The below letters and conversations are meant to show any intelligent devotee whom he should avoid as there seems to be more BAD association than good association out there these days. For those who are just ignorant or innocent, good preaching can change all that. For those who are puffed up, they will never accept good instruction from the bona fide Acaryas, or those who directly quote the Acaryas..

Canaka pandit tells us that you cant find rare jewels on the head of every snake, or pearls in every elephants head,nor sandlewood in every forest. Similarly to find good devotee association is also very difficult, but it can be found, if one is serious, and one’s life becomes sanctified by that association.

So below we have attempted to show the history , according to Srila Prabhupada of the Gaudiya matha then and still today. Some people think all kirtans are the same if Krsna or Rams names are chanted. That is not always true as we can find out by reading below.

Madhya 1.271–Thus Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu chastised all the devotees, telling them not to show impudence and spoil the entire world by becoming independent.
PURPORT–Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu warned all His followers not to become independent or impudent. Unfortunately, after the disappearance of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, many apa-sampradāyas (so-called followers) invented many ways not approved by the ācāryas. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura has described them as the āula, bāula, kartābhajā, neḍā, daraveśa, sāni sahajiyā, sakhībhekī, smārta, jāta-gosāñi, ativāḍī, cūḍādhārī and gaurāṅga-nāgarī. The āula-sampradāya, bāula-sampradāya and others invented their own ways of understanding Lord Caitanya’s philosophy, without following in the footsteps of the ācāryas. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Himself indicates herein that all such attempts would simply spoil the spirit of His cult
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Sri Isvara Puri Tirobhava Tithi (Disappearance Day)

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Srila Prabhupada describes the authorized Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya disciplic succession through Sri Isvara Puri

Letters : 1968 Correspondence : February : Letter to: Upendra — Los Angeles 13 February, 1968 : 68-02-13 :

There are four Sampradayas from the beginning of the creation. One is called Brahma Sampradaya, and is coming down by disciplic succession from Brahma; another Sampradaya is coming down from Laksmi, called Sri Sampradaya; another is coming down from the Kumaras, they are known as Nimbarka Sampradaya; another Sampradaya is coming from Lord Siva, Rudra Sampradaya or Vishnu Svami. These are four bona fide Sampradayas that are accepted by the bona fide spiritualists.

The Impersonalist Sampradaya is not original neither the Impersonalist Sampradaya or party can help us. At the present moment there are so many Sampradayas, but we have to test them about their method of disciplic understanding. Anyway, all the four Sampradayas above mentioned, they are after worshiping the Supreme Lord Vishnu, in His different Expansions, and some of them are in favor of worshiping Radha Krishna.
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How Srila Prabhupada ordered the Gurukul to be closed as soon as he heard of abuse

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A Memory by Kishori dasi

Video Transcription

In Amsterdam Srila Prabhupada had told me to send my little boy, 3 years old to Dallas, “We have a nice Gurukula there.” He saw I was doing so much service- cooking for hundreds of hippies everyday, and the little boy running in the street. So you see how Srila Prabhupada was concerned about everything. So he asked me personally, before, to leave. So I did.

So I took my son to America. I don’t give all the details. I had to collect money, America was something like a moon for me. All alone. I went there with him, like that. And I left him there. It was very painful and it was rude. I was not even allowed to see him again, one time, because I had to collect some money to come back. I mean, in this story the details are important. So, Later on, I was in Vrindavana— construction-serving Prabhupada. I had no news from my son, It was very difficult to communicate. And I was very happy because Dallas decided to send some boys to Vrindavan. And of course they knew that Surabhi and me was there, so my son was on that trip. So they was sleeping on the same floor where I was. And I wanted to know how they deal with the children. So I am going to the door and listening in the morning, and I am hearing..”Stand up! Wake up! You are in Maya!’ I felt very bad. And I thought, “Why is it?” Tell them, “Krishan is waiting for you.” “He’ll give you some burfi.” Small children, like that. So we got in contact with my son. It was difficult. So my son is, one night, sitting with me in my little room. And I was cooking for the deities and I kept mahaprasada for him. He was sitting on the bed with me and taking mahaprasada, I give him. [Read More…]

You’ve got to treat these children nicely, gently, kindly

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Krsna Kumari : At one point Srila Prabhupada wasn’t feeling well. He
actually had to be helped up onto the vyasasana, but he still came to give
the class. After the class they had to help him off the vyasasana and hold
him while Srutakirti put his shoes on. Upon walking back to his room, he
came along the hallway, looked in a classroom and wanted to go in. Now
during that class, I had all these little kids, and one of them had started
crying. I had taken her out and put her in my classroom and she had cried
herself to sleep behind the door. When Prabhupada opened that door to go in
the classroom, it bumped into the child who immediately woke up and started
crying all over again. When Prabhupada entered, the child saw Prabhupada
and stopped crying immediately. [Read More…]

Why children should learn chanting the Bhagavad Gita Shlokas

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Do we really have to?

Krsna Kumari : I’d only been in the movement eight or nine months when I
was told to go to Dallas. All of the children there were born in the
movement and they had been there about five years. These kids practically
speaking brought me up in Krishna consciousness. All the children were
taught to chant Bhagavad-gita slokas. They were chanting the verses and
would hear the meaning but Prabhupada said the young children didn’t have
to understand the purport completely but to have some idea. [Read More…]



So ISCKON is like that, poisoned milk.
by Madhudvisa dasa

Hare Krishna Mahesh Prabhu and Antardwip Prabhu
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

You both have extreme views. Antardwip Prabhu is extremely surrendered to and committed to ISKCON, “ISKCON can do no wrong,” while Mahesh Prabhu and myself also and so many, most of the devotees actually, most of the devotees have left ISKCON in disgust. So we have all had a very bad taste of this ISKCON guru system which undoubtedly and unquestionably falsely elevates unqualified conditioned souls to the post of “Vaisnava Acarya”.

And this creates a terrible disaster in the lives of these bogus gurus and their unfortunate followers.

So maybe sometimes we go a little bit extreme on the other side and discount any good that ISKCON may be doing. But, honestly speaking, when you mix milk with poison, it still looks like milk, feels like milk, tastes like milk, but when you drink that poisoned milk you die.

So ISCKON is like that, poisoned milk. It looks like Krishna consciousness, feels like Krishna conscious, they are chanting Hare Krishna a little bit and distributing changed versions of Prabhupada’s books a little bit but somehow the vast majority of people who join ISKCON end up destroying their spiritual lives rather than enhancing them.

So the reality is Antardwip Prabhu is inside the ISKCON bubble. Hearing all the ISKCON Acarya’s classes, right there at the “World Headquarters” in Mayapur where all the action is going on, where they are spending millions of dollars collected from all over the world, so life is good in Maypur with plenty of cash flowing around. [Read More…]

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada Avirbhava Tithi (Appearance)

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja Prabhupāda – Appearance

Srila Prabhupada explains about the glories of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
Books : Bhagavad-gita As It Is – Macmillan 1972 Edition : Bg: introduction :

1) Kṛṣṇa, 2) Brahmā, 3) Nārada; 4) Vyāsa, 5) Madhva, 6) Padmanābha, 7) Nṛhari, 8) Mādhava, 9) Akṣobhya, 10) Jayatīrtha, 11) Jñānasindhu, 12) Dayānidhi, 13) Vidyānidhi, 14) Rājendra, 15) Jayadharma, 16) Puruṣottama, 17) Brahmaṇyatīrtha, 18) Vyāsatīrtha, 19) Lakṣmīpati, 20) Mādhavendra Purī, 21) Īśvara Purī, (Nityānanda, Advaita), 22) Lord Caitanya, 23) Rūpa (Svarūpa, Sanātana), 24) Raghunātha, Jīva, 25) Kṛṣṇadāsa, 26) Narottama, 27) Viśvanātha, 28) (Baladeva) Jagannātha, 29) Bhaktivinode, 30) Gaurakiśora, 31) Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī, 32) His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

Srila Prabhupada gives all credit to his Guru Maharaja.

Books : Bhagavad-gita As It Is – Macmillan 1972 Edition : Bg: Preface :

“…In Los Angeles many fathers and mothers used to come to see me to express their feelings of gratitude for my leading the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement throughout the entire world. Some of them said that it is greatly fortunate for the Americans that I have started the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement in America. But actually the original father of this movement is Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself, since it was started a very long time ago but is coming down to human society by disciplic succession. If I have any credit in this connection, it does not belong to me personally, but it is due to my eternal spiritual master, His Divine Grace Om Viṣṇupāda Paramahaṁsa Parivrājakācārya 108 Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja Prabhupāda..”  [Read More…]

The Sankirtan Movement and Srila Prabhupada’s Poisoning

The Sankirtan Movement and Srila Prabhupada’s Poisoning

The Sankirtan Movement and Srila Prabhupada’s Poisoning
Hints from the Srimad Bhagavatam:

tayor asurayor adya
tejasā yamayor hi vaḥ
ākṣiptaṁ teja etarhi
bhagavāṁs tad vidhitsati

tayoḥ—of them; asurayoḥ—of the two asuras; adya—today; tejasā—by the prowess; yamayoḥ—of the twins; hi—certainly; vaḥ—of all you demigods; ākṣiptam—agitated; tejaḥ—power; etarhi—thus certainly; bhagavān—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; tat—that; vidhitsati—desires to do.

It is the prowess of these twin asuras [demons] that has disturbed you, for it has minimized your power. There is no remedy within my power, however, for it is the Lord Himself who desires to do all this.

Although Hiraṇyakaśipu and Hiraṇyākṣa, formerly Jaya and Vijaya, became asuras, the demigods of this material world could not control them, and therefore Lord Brahmā said that neither he nor all the demigods could counteract the disturbance they created. They came within the material world by the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and He alone could counteract such disturbances. In other words, although Jaya and Vijaya assumed the bodies of asuras, they remained more powerful than anyone, thus proving that the Supreme Personality of Godhead desired to fight because the fighting spirit is also within Him. He is the original in everything, but when He desires to fight He must fight with a devotee. Therefore by His desire only were Jaya and Vijaya cursed by the Kumāras. The Lord ordered the gatekeepers to go down to the material world to become His enemies so that He could fight with them and His fighting desires would be satisfied by the service of His personal devotees.

Brahmā showed the demigods that the situation created by the darkness, for which they were disturbed, was the desire of the Supreme Lord. He wanted to show that even though these two attendants were coming in the forms of demons, they were very powerful, greater than the demigods, who could not control them. No one can surpass the acts of the Supreme Lord. The demigods were also advised not to try to counteract this incident, because it was ordered by the Lord. Similarly, anyone who is ordered by the Lord to perform some action in this material world, especially preaching His glories, cannot be counteracted by anyone; the will of the Lord is executed under all circumstances. (SB/3/16/36) [Read More…]

Nityananda Trayodashi Celebration 2020 _ #नित्यानंद #त्रयोदशी 2020

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Jaipur Prabhupadanugas Nityananda trayodasi Abhishekam
and Nadia Godrumne Nityananda Mahajana bhajan



When we are really living
to all we meet we are giving
knowledge of Krishna and His pure devotees
following in the footprints of His dearest Gopis.

So when in real life we’re honestly striving
we’re on fire to distribute Prabhupada’s writings
and read them and know them all by heart
to preach expertly to all we’re inviting.

When we are really alive
we are awake in our spiritual life
knowing our eternal relationship with Krishna
we desire to bring all here back to Krishna. [Read More…]

Happy Nityananda Trayodasi!

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Srila Prabhupada describes the exalted glories to Sri Nityananda Prabhu


The Lotus Feet of Lord Nityānanda
By Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura

nitāi-pada-kamala, koṭi-candra-suśītala,
je chāyāy jagata jurāy
heno nitāi bine bhāi, rādhā-kṛṣṇa pāite nāi,
dṛḍha kori’ dharo nitāir pāy

se sambandha nāhi jā’r, bṛthā janma gelo tā’r,
sei paśu boro durācār
nitāi nā bolilo mukhe, majilo saṁsāra-sukhe,
vidyā-kule ki koribe tār

ahaṅkāre matta hoiyā, nitāi-pada pāsariyā,
asatyere satya kori māni
nitāiyer koruṇā habe, braje rādhā-kṛṣṇa pābe,
dharo nitāi-caraṇa du’khāni

nitāiyer caraṇa satya, tāṅhāra sevaka nitya,
nitāi-pada sadā koro āśā
narotamma boro dukhī, nitāi more koro sukhī,
rākho rāṅgā-caraṇera pāśa


1. The lotus feet of Sri Nityananda are as cool as millions of moons. The whole universe gets peace by the shade of those lotus feet. Without the mercy of Sri Nityananda, nobody can get Radha and Krishna, the aim of human life. Therefore, catch hold of the two lotus feet of Sri Nityananda Prabhu very tightly.
2. One who has not established a relationship with Sri Nityananda is a two-legged animal. A great beast! His whole life is finished. He can­not be called a human being. He never utters the name of Sri Nityananda. He is always immersed in enjoying material happiness and has forgotten Sri Nitai. He may have acquired all material scholarship and learning, but what is the value of such education? This will never help. [Read More…]




Sulocana murder accomplice further implicates Radhanath Swami

…. I knew Radhanath was a fraud from day one, the first time I saw him. The first thing that came to mind was ok, why is he talking like that? It seemed so fake to me. I couldn’t understand why he was talking like that, and why people were falling for it. If so many are being fooled, is it not our duty as Vaishnavas to warn them from surrendering to such a false guru? Should we not warn them to not hear from such a person? So now it is only through this and other sites that people can really find out about Radhanath and others who are clearly not representing Srila Prabhupada. <more here>

…. Then someone told me “he’s a murderer you know?” Well I didn’t. I became very annoyed, keeping my cool I told this person to go forth and multiply. He replied, “Really? Read this.” I read it and the bottom of my world fell out. How could I be so deceived? I wandered around the neighbourhood in a state of apoplexy, not exchanging Hare Krishna with people I passed. Not even a Hari bol. Then I thought what is ISKCON doing about this, does anyone know? More unqualified gurus? How could I be so stupid. Radhanath is supposedly one of the best money earners and his materialism seems to be at the heart of ISKCON. Over and above morality. <more here>

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My Involvement in the Conspiracy to Murder Steven Bryant (Sulochan dasa)
Reflections by the New Vrindaban Telephone Man
By: Jyotirdhama dasa (Joseph Pollock, Jr.)

March 21, 2019 (Gaura-Purnima), Richland, Washington. USA

I was right in the middle of events that happened at New Vrindaban, West Virginia, in 1985 and 1986. My service to the New Vrindaban community put me squarely in the middle of everything that happened then. I managed the communications systems, the main office, mail services and sound systems. Out of all of my responsibilities, maintenance of the community telephone system was my number one priority. My other responsibilities evolved from the installation of the phone system. [Read More…]

Varāha-dvadaśī (appearance day)

Varahadeva is the boar incarnation Sri Krsna. He assumed the form of a boar to lift the drowning planet earth from the Garbhodaka Ocean with His tusks.

The demon Hiryanyaksa had thrown the planet earth into this ocean, but the Lord stabbed the demon with His tusks and saved the earth. After describing the appearance of the white Boar Incarnation that had appeared during the Svayambhuva devastation, Maitreya next described the red Boar Incarnation that had appeared during the Chakshusha devastation. Maitreya related these pastimes to Vidura in the same manner in which he had heard them long ago when Lord Brahma had narrated them to the demigods.

Once upon a time, at sunset, Kashyapa, the son of Marichi, was offering oblations to Lord Vishnu into the sacrificial fire. At this time, his wife, Diti, approached him due to being greatly afflicted by sex desire. Without trying to attract him gradually by her bodily expressions, the beautiful Diti frankly begged her husband, “O learned one, Cupid is forcibly distressing me with his arrows, just as an elephant troubles a banana tree. I want to have sons like my co-wives and so you should be merciful to me.” “My father, Daksha, had separately asked each of his daughters, whom we preferred to marry. Then, after understanding our intentions, he handed over thirteen of his daughters to you, and we have been faithful to you ever since that time. O lotus-eyed one, when someone in distress approaches a great person, his pleas should never go in vain.” [Read More…]

25 Rounds

There are some instructions that Srila Prabhupada gave and that the devotees do not know, for example, on July 5, 1975 in a conversation Srila Prabhupada instructs that 25 rounds should be sung in Ekadasi, another instruction is that Srila Prabhupada said that everyone should follow the Jayananda prabhu’s example, another instruction is that Srila Prabhupada said that love for me will be demonstrated by working together to expand Krishna consciousness, I tried to make all the devotees of the world that we have full faith that Srila Prabhupada is the way, the Truth and life, and if someone goes back home to God or Krishna, it is by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada, we work together, the result was terrible, nobody answered my messages, and I came to the conclusion that in the platform of kanistha adikari that is impossible, that will be possible when we are on the platform of madhyama adikari. [Read More…]

What I’ve Learned About Cancer and Srila Prabhupada’s Heart Attacks

What I’ve Learned About Cancer and Srila Prabhupada’s Heart Attacks
by Anuttama Dasi

I discovered that I have a breast tumor about 3 years ago while I was showering. It was a shock. In that instant, as I was soaping my body, I realized that if I didn’t take some drastic action, I was likely to be having a change of bodies much sooner than I had anticipated.

It was just a small tumor, a hard mass about the size of the tip of my little finger. I realized that I would have to make some choices regarding whether to seek medical intervention or pursue trying alternative remedies. Naturally I would have liked to discuss my options with my husband but I realized that if I shared the reality of my situation that his mind would be horribly disturbed. The only other person that I could confide in was my daughter, but we had had an odd falling out the previous Christmas and we hadn’t spoken for months and months.

I decided to keep my condition to myself and to pursue a course of action that seemed reasonable at the time. We didn’t have health insurance and even if we had, I’m very wary of the so-called health industry that seems to have policies more for the purpose of them making huge profits than for helping people with health challenges.

The first thing I did was to discuss my desire to become much more serious about spiritual life with my husband. He was very receptive and we made some changes to our routines which included getting up on a more regulated schedule for morning sadhana and canceling our Netflix account. The evening time that we’d been watching movies now became devoted to reading Srila Prabhupada’s books.

I also embarked on a strict raw food diet which I maintained for over six months and tried a number of herbal and other remedies.

At the end of the first six months on the raw food diet, I’d lost a lot of weight and was much more conscious of Krsna, but the tumor hadn’t shrunk and I still felt achy and tired most of the time. Then I found out about Jim Humble’s discovery that a common water purifying chemical would cure most diseases including cancer. He calls his remedy Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) because it is a mineral, chlorine dioxide, that contains free oxygen molecules that help the body combat disease, especially microbes, parasites and fungi.

After doing research on MMS and hearing many very compelling testimonials, I ordered the sodium chlorite to make the chlorine dioxide. I also purchased calcium hypochlorite, a mineral with even more extra oxygen that was recommended by Jim Humble’s organization for cancer.

The MMS worked like magic for my energy level. Suddenly I needed much less sleep, my thoughts were clearer and I was much less achy. It was difficult to take, however because it needed to be taken on an empty stomach: any food in the system would quickly absorb the free oxygen molecules. Additionally because the chlorine dioxide quickly converted to sodium chloride (salt) within an hour or two, at least 6 doses needed to be consumed per day. That meant that I had to be thinking about my medicine routine (and the tumor) constantly.

While I felt much better, the MMS did not shrink the tumor. In fact it seemed to be slowly growing during the two years of so that I regularly took the MMS. At one point I started having a reaction to the calcium hypochlorite and started vomiting the dose. When the vomit started to contain small amounts of blood, I discontinued taking it and only took the chlorine dioxide.

The tumor continued to grow. [Read More…]

Srila Prabhupada glorifies Sri Advaita Acarya

Sri Advaita Acarya

Srila Prabhupada glorifies Sri Advaita Acarya

When Advaita Ācārya heard this statement from His five-year-old son Acyutānanda, He felt great satisfaction because of his conclusive judgment.

Commenting on verses 13 through 17, Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura gives an extensive description of the descendants of Advaita Ācārya. The Caitanya-bhāgavata, Antya-khaṇḍa, Chapter One, states that Acyutānanda was the eldest son of Advaita Ācārya. The Sanskrit book Advaita-carita states, “Advaita Ācārya Prabhu had three sons, named Acyuta, Kṛṣṇa Miśra and Gopāla dāsa, all born of the womb of His wife, Sītādevī, who were devotees of Lord Caitanya. Advaita Ācārya also had three more sons, whose names were Balarāma, Svarūpa and Jagadīśa. Thus there were six sons of Advaita Ācārya.” Among the six sons, three were strict followers of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and of these three, Acyutānanda was the eldest. [Read More…]

Eleven Naked Emperors

Eleven Naked Emperor

Eleven Naked Emperors:
The Crisis of Charismatic Succession in the Hare Krishna Movement (1977-1987)
Paperback Edition

DURING A SCANDAL-FILLED DECADE, after they had buried the saintly Founder of the institution, eleven so-called spiritual leaders and managers of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)—more commonly known as the Hare Krishna movement—utilized deception and collective fantasy to enact a bloodless coup. This resulted in the hijacking of a Gaudiya-Vaishnava religious institution, the banishment of dissenters, the abuse of innocents, the alienation of the public, the brutal murder of one outspoken reformer, and the near-fatal hemorrhaging of the Society. Thousands of formerly loyal members defected, were blacklisted, or, in some cases, even committed suicide. This decade-long reign of self-aggrandizement and political intrigue by the self-appointed leaders, periodically characterized by strong-armed tactics, tainted the Society which had been painstakingly cultivated for more than a decade by the Society’s Founder and spiritual preceptor, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977). [Read More…]

Vaishnava Calendar February 2020

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