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War and Peace
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War and Peace
Krishna Dharma Das
“War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.” So sang Edwin Starr in his famous 70’s anthem, ‘War’. Few would argue with that stark assessment as we watch the scenes of yet another conflict with horror. Heartbreaking images of anguished people and their shattered lives in Ukraine flash across our screens, and we pray to Lord Krishna that peace may soon prevail.
The Passing of Lata Mangeshkar
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The Passing of Lata Mangeshkar
Brahmatirtha Das
The legendary singer and most recorded artist in the world (Guinness World Records) passed away on February 6, 2022 at the age of 92. I had the good fortune of meeting her in 1976 and spending several hours one on one with her over a three-day period.
The Economics of Cow Protection
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The Economics of Cow Protection
Caitanya Chandra Das
Many speak about the importance of cow protection. Srila Prabhupada explains how cows are important for a progressive society, helping human beings to ascend to the mode of goodness.
ISKCON and the Vaisnava Paradox
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ISKCON and the Vaisnava Paradox
Sankirtana Das
The Hindus who visit our Krishna temples perceive ISKCON as an orthodox movement, appreciating the traditional temple service and how beautifully the altars are maintained. Many of our western friends might appreciate the Krishna movement differently: as a modern and relevant movement that advocates vegetarianism, honors the Earth, and offers meditation through joyous singing and dancing.
Ask a Nerd: Does the Bhagavatam Really Say That the Earth is Flat?
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Ask a Nerd: Does the Bhagavatam Really Say That the Earth is Flat?
Mauricio Garrido PhD (Murali Gopala das)

This is a question I hear often from people who have read or have heard about the 5th Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam . The Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies will soon be publishing a book that deals with this issue in scholarly detail, but I can give you my personal view having gone through the different evidence. The short answer is: No, the Bhagavatam does not explicitly say that the earth is flat, though it is sometimes interpreted in that way.

What Technically Happens During Initiation?
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What Technically Happens During Initiation?
Ananda Vrndavan Dasi

In his purport to Caitanya Caritamrta (Madhya 24.256), he writes, “This is the process of initiation. The disciple must vow that he will no longer commit sinful activity — namely illicit sex, meat-eating, gambling, and intoxication. He promises to execute the order of the spiritual master. Then the spiritual master takes care of him and elevates him to spiritual emancipation.

My Return to the TOVP
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My Return to the TOVP
Sadbhuja Dasa

Yesterday, after more than four months of absence, I finally returned to Sridham Mayapur. Burning with impatience this morning I went to the construction site of the TOVP, accompanied by our Construction Manager, His Grace Premavatar Gauranga prabhu, who showed me the various directions in which work is now underway.

George Harrison 20th Anniversary held at Bhaktivedanta Manor
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George Harrison 20th Anniversary held at Bhaktivedanta Manor
Louise Guthrie

Everybody is looking for Krishna. Some don`t realize that they are, but they are. Krishna is GOD, the Source of all that exists, the Cause of all that is, was or ever will be. As God is unlimited, He has many names, Allah, Buddha, Jehovah, Rama: all are Krishna, all are ONE.

Tolerance with Jay Ram Dasa

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Tolerance with Jay Ram Dasa
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