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August 23, 2013

Srila Prabhupada breaks down what he means by "culture" into its component elements in the following text.

"This KC movement through music, philosophy, spiritual culture, and personal behavior culminating in ideal character of the devotees. All these heavenly contributions combined together will certainly bring about a major change in the life of Western people."

Srila Prabhupada told him Ramesvara Prabhu Jan 1977 that America can be conquered by cultural presentations. What did that mean to His Divine Grace?

Room Conversation About Mayapur Construction -- August 19, 1976, Hyderabad

August 17, 2013

Sruta Kirti Prabhu is the source of the following -

Srila Prabhupada told me in a car while passing a soccer field in Calcutta that he played football (soccer) in his youth. "I played the position of goalie because I did not want to run too much."

August 1, 2013

"Regarding general state of affairs at Amsterdam temple, I can understand there is some disturbance among you, but that is not to be taken very seriously. Real business is preaching work, and if there is full attention on this matter only, all other businesses will be automatically successful. Fighting amongst ourselves is not at all good, but if our preaching work is neglected, or if we fall down in following the regulative principles such as rising before four, chanting sixteen rounds, like that, if these things are not strictly observed then maya will enter and spoil

July 20, 2013

While distributing at the Hollywood farmers' market I approached a man who, after seeing my books, said, "No, it's not my thing."

Then he went on his way. Fifteen minutes later he came by again with his wife. I asked her, "Is that your husband?"

"Yes it is."

I said, "He's got good energy." Then, smiling, I said to him, "I knew you'd come back, it's your fate to have one of these books."

Again he said, "No it's not my thing."

Then I said to him, "Here, (pointing to his head) it's not your thing, but you're not your mind. You're the soul, (pointing to his soul). I said, 'You the soul, are saying 'Get the book, get the book!"

"No, I'm a mystic Jew. This is not my belief, sorry. I read the Kabalah."

July 16, 2013

When will Nityananda Prabhu be merciful to me and deliver me from the enchantment [maya] of the sense objects? When will he give me the shade of his lotus feet and the right to enter the market place [nama-hatta] of the Holy Name?

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Lord Macaulay's address to British Parliament
July 13, 2013

Following is a letter written by Srila Prabhupada to his disciple Gaura Govinda in Bhuvanesvara, from Vrindaban dated 18 September, 1976

My Dear Gaura Govinda Maharaja,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 11, 1976 and have noted the contents with care.

July 4, 2013

This is a letter written a couple of weeks ago to our dedicated and determined Dayamaya, by a young man she distributed a book to a few years ago in Brisbane.

Please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Not sure if you remember me. My name is Daniel, and I’m from Israel. In 2009 I was studying at QUT – Information Technology.

I had heard before, in Israel, the message of the Gita from devotees in class, but I had a problem with God having a blue form, and I was about to travel the world for some time, so I stopped attending the Gita classes.

June 22, 2013

The following quote spoken by said Srila Prabhupada in Vrndavan is very famous: "Your love for me will be shown by how much you cooperate to keep this institution together after I am gone."

Here is Bhakti Charu Swami's 1st hand experience of Srila Prabhupada speaking these words.
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June 18, 2013

At the Friday-night harinam in Auckland, I was lurking around the peripheries of the devotees and talking to passersby. I saw a respectable-looking Maori woman sitting on the steps of Aotea Square watching the harinam. I felt a bit intimidated to talk to her, as she held herself with gravity and had a look on her face which I grossly mistook to be fear or at the least distaste. I approached her anyway, and in response to my attempts at small talk, she reached into her handbag and pulled out “Journey of Self-Discovery”.

With wide, hopeful eyes she asked, “Are you the people who sell these books?”

June 18, 2013

Here are the links for Badrinarayan's "What's Happening in ISKCON" presentations

1. ISKCON Around the World - ISKCON NA leadership conference January 2013 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIog_yAt7lk

2. ISKCON World Review 2012 -

http://blip.tv/mayapur/badri2012worldreview-6181412

3. ISKCON Annual Report 2011 - http://www.lalive.info/flash/Badri2011.html

4. ISKCON Annual Report 2010 - Part 1 -

http://www.lalive.info/flash/badri2010part1.html

5. ISKCON Annual Report 2010 - Part 2 -

http://www.lalive.info/flash/badri2010part2.html

6. ISKCON Annual Report 2009 - Part 1 -

http://www.lalive.info/flash/Badri2009part1.htm

7. ISKCON Annual Report 2009 - Part 2 -

http://www.lalive.info/flash/Badri2009part2.htm