Illuminations on Bhakti

Distribute the Knowledge and Benefit the World

Everything material is easily, readily available, yet people are still suffering. Why? Because they don’t have what they truly need - real knowledge. They’re getting everything else. They’re getting material facilities, they’re getting material knowledge, they’re getting opportunities to enjoy… still! People are suffering. I remember, when we were preaching in America, we were working with other religious groups. And most of these other religious groups would engage in what we call material welfare work. Opening places to feed poor people, housing the homeless… Srila Prabhupada would say it’s all temporary. And we would be giving transcendental knowledge. That was ISKCON’s way of distributing charity to others. And I remember I was criticized by one person…

ISKCON Prison Ministry

As prison minister for ISKCON HH Candramauli Swami is actively involved in prison preaching programs and guiding prisoners interested in Krishna consciousness.

Find out more information about the ISKCON Prison Ministry at www.iskconprisonministry.org.

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Daily Drops of Nectar

His Divine Grace appeared on this day to inspire us to surrender more and more and to serve the Lord in loving spontaneous service. All glories to Srila Prabhupada, the greatest Prabhu of all the prabhus. All glories to that special soul who has brought joy to millions of unfortunate souls who would never have changed but by his grace.

— HH Candramauli Swami

Active Meditations

The Way of the Material Mind

Most of the people try to derive pleasure by indulging in gossiping about other people, but lets see what Socrates says about this: In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about your friend?” “Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test*.” “Triple filter?” “That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and…

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
Founder-Ācārya of ISKCON

Srila Prabhupada Said

One who seeks pleasure externally, he is materialist, and one who seeks pleasure internally, he is spiritualist.

— Los Angeles, February 8, 1969

Travel Schedule

June 10th - August 30thTravelling in USA
August 24th - 29thJanmastami/ Boston, Srila Prabhupada VP/ Hartford
August 31st - September 1stLondon, UK
September 2nd - 7thWarsaw, Poland
September 9th - 12thRadhastami - New Vraja Dhama, Hungary