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Guru vandana – Hansadutta at Berkeley ISKCON temple

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Kirtan at New Jagannatha Puri, ISKCON Berkeley

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Meditation in the Age of Quarrel

The meditation business is flourishing. Soon, it appears, every suburban town will have its regular classes in yoga meditation for health and freedom from neurosis, and every college campus will have its yogi in residence. But despite the popularity of … more

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Every sound has a substance

Santa Rosa College, February 13, 2013: Hansadutta das was invited to speak on Krishna consciousness. Thanks to Gadadhara das (Berkeley, California) for the following videos, in six parts: Hansadutta Sings Maha Mantra Santa Rosa College (2013)

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Proof in realization

First accept authority and proof will come STUDENT: What separates your community from all the other communities? Everyone claims that their system is the ultimate. HANSADUTTA: The Krishna consciousness movement is based or rooted in the authorized books of the … more

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The holy name is all there is

This morning I was thinking about chanting the holy name. We get up and chant the holy name, and generally it requires some determination and effort, some sacrifice. I thought it’s exactly like a person who has in one way or another lost his ability to walk, and then has to go for some treatment at a rehabilitation (rehabilitation=re + abilitate) center. Every day for one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening, he is put into a very rigorous routine, and is forced to start using his legs again. At first it is very painful, very awkward, and it seems practically hopeless. But this treatment goes on for some time, maybe some years even, and at some point, he actually regains his original, natural walking capacity…more

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New World Disorder

Talks with theologian Dr. Stillson Judah and Father Joseph Spae (Vatican), of the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, July 5th, 1978: The Krishna consciousness movement has long predicted the collapse of the world economy, precariously dependent on oil, driven by … more

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Spiritual Master and the Disciple

“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.” (Bhagavad-gita 4.34)

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Meditation in the Age of Quarrel

The meditation business is flourishing. Soon, it appears, every suburban town will have its regular classes in yoga meditation for health and freedom from neurosis, and every college campus will have its yogi in residence. But despite the popularity of … more

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Prabhupada, Man of God

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is respectfully called “Srila Prabhupada”, or “spiritual master at whose feet all others bow down”. Who was he really? What did he accomplish?

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