Illuminations on Bhakti

The Scienfe of Bhakti

Srila Prabhupada described science as applying certain principals and getting a determined result. If you apply different principals, you get a different result. So Bhakti is the science of loving Krishna, taught by the spiritual master, according to time, place and candidate, following Vaisnava scripture. Krishna said something really interesting to Brahma at the end of the Brahma-samhita. He speaks directly to Lord Brahma: “The science of Bhakti is successful by three principles: 1. Scriptural direction. 2. Vaisnava behavior. 3. Perseverance in practice. These are the three: Scripture is the basis, guru teaches on the basis of scripture, the behavior of the Vaisnavas makes the execution of the philosophy successful, and one…

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

‘Formal initiation means to accept, officially, to abide by the orders of Krishna and His representative. That is formal initiation. Officially accept, “Yes, sir, I shall accept. I shall do whatever you say.” This is initiation, official acceptance of the job. That’s all. Initiation means this is the beginning of accepting the orders of Krishna and His representative to carry out. This is the beginning. That is initiation.’ (Srila Prabhupada in a BG Lecture 7.1, June 29, 1974, Melbourne)

‘By the mercy of the spiritual master the impossible becomes easy.’

— 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

September 30th - October 2ndZagreb Weekend Seminar
October 5th - 10thBelgrade, Serbia
October 14th - 16thHoly Name Festival - Ljubljana, Slovenia
November 8th - 12thTeaching Bhakti Vaibhava, Mayapur, India
November 21stUjjain, India