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  • Jigish Vaidya While reading Srila Prabhupad’s writings I came across a very touching illustration showing how Krishna consciousness empowers and protects true devotees against all odds. The story was about Maharaja (king) Ambarisha who underwent wrath of one of the most powerful sages of all times named Durvasa Muni and remained unscathed from the potentially dire consequences. Durvasa Muni once became angry on Ambarisha because he refused to eat with Durvasa due to his fasting in the devotion of Lord Krishna. King Ambarisha silently tolerated all the sage’s injustices and emerged victorious. The king was able to control his senses because of these qualifications mentioned in Shrimad Bhawatam. King Ambarisha fixed his mind on the lotus feet of Lord Krishna, engaged his words in describing the abode of the Lord, his hands in cleansing the temple of the Lord, his ears in hearing the pastimes of the Lord, his eyes in seeing the form of the Lord, his body in touching the body of the devotee, his nostrils in smelling the flavor of the flowers offered to the lotus feet of the Lord, his tongue in tasting the tulasi leaves offered to Him, his legs in travelling to the holy place where his temple is situated, his head in offering the obeisances unto the Lord, and his desires in fulfilling the desire of the Lord. These qualifications made him capable of emerging from his much stronger opponent sage Durvasa. We can learn more about this episode in Shrimad Bhawatam canto 9, chapter 4. Hare Krishna!
    September 22, 2017

  • jegajothy vythilingam Wearing of neck beads. How many lines of neck beads must one wear? Are there any guidelines or rules of the number of lines one must wear for the different categories of vaishnavs, eg those not initiated yet, or those who just joined KC, etc. Also if say one wears 3 lines of the neck beads, must these lines be separate of each other, that each line is formed individually.  OR can one form one long line and then circle the neck 3 times to form 3 lines of these beads round the neck?  I have to look for new neck beads to replace the old ones that got cut by accident during a haircut, thus my inquiry.  Earlier I had 3 separate lines of beads for my neck beads.  But recently I saw a dandavat stringing his, all into one, and then making 3 rounds round his neck.  Hare Krishna
    September 1, 2016

  • Anil Talekar Hare krishna, I want to connect with ISKCON.Currently i am living in pune,India.Is any devotee here in pune to contact?
    April 3, 2017

  • ananta sesa das Dear Prabhus and Matajis, PAMHO AGTSP. Lord Krishna put in my possession 250 acres of grazing farmland in Australia to serve him and I want to welcome any devotee to live there with me no matter if they are ISKCON devotees or not, to fulfill Srila Prabhupada's desires for us to live very simply in a rural environment and glorify to each other the power of the holy name and the past times of Shri Krishna, including daily harinama.    Your humble servant and well wisher. PS This is the first time I have ever used a computer so I don't have a facebook or twitter account yet. 
    May 8, 2016

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