Field Notes Issue #7- November 12th, 2019

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We call Diwali or Dipavali the festival of light. It is always a joyful event, people wish each other happy Diwali. It is a universal experience that we prefer light to darkness. Many people regard Diwali as a Hindu festival, but it is also a human festival, a celebration of being human and coming into the light. In recent decades Diwali has spread to so many parts of the world. So, we are lighting up the world with this Diwali festival.
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Field Notes Issue #6 – October 9th, 2019

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Like so many things in our ISKCON world – what has come to be called “bridge preaching” has become somewhat controversial. Devotees wonder whether “bridge preaching” is a good thing or a bad thing, or whether it is something in between; or whether preaching as such could be considered “bridging.” I want to suggest that effective preaching is effective bridging.
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Field Notes Issue #5 – September 6th, 2019

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Extend Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī’s Compassion

In his prayer Śrī Rādhikā-stava, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī describes the qualities of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. We may say that the crucial point of the song is karuṇāṁ kuru mayi — please, be merciful. But it’s actually an active idea, kuru means to do. Do mercy. Do compassion. So, when we think of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī we think of Her compassion. When we think of Śrī Kṛṣṇa we may think of His opulences which are all very wonderful but we don’t think of them as very approachable. So, the approachability of Lord Kṛṣṇa is very much invested in Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. And that is why She is essential for us who are aspiring to approach Lord Kṛṣṇa.
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Field Notes Issue #4 – August 7th, 2019

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The Right Thing to Do

Chanting Hare Krishna is the right thing to do. If you meet someone who asks, “What are you doing with all this Hare Krishna mantra chanting? What is all this?” You can say, “What? You are not chanting Hare Krishna? Everyone chants Hare Krishna! It is all over the Vedas. Everybody knows it. It is the yuga-dharma. Where have you been?”
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Field Notes Issue #3 – July 8th, 2019

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The Mood of Ratha-yatra

Question:
As we know, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krishna Himself but in the mood of Radharani. So, while attending Ratha-yatra and showing His ecstasy to the people is He in the mood of Radharani or in Krishna’s mood?
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Field Notes Issue #2 – June 9th, 2019

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“It is His [Krishna's] will that universal welfare work depends on the protection of cows and brāhmaṇas; thus brahminical culture and cow protection are the basic principles for human civilization.”
– Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.3 Purport.

Are we ready for this? Please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/cow-care-book
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Field Notes Issue #1 – May, 7th 2019

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If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water, I will accept it (Bhagavad-gītā 9.26).

Here the connection is being made between food and bhakti. There is another way of saying that: connection is being made between food and the Lord and the connection is bhakti. One could say, “Well, I have lots of bhakti, lots of devotion for the Lord, so much that I don’t even need to offer food. I just offer my love, I just offer my prayers. It says here, and Prabhupada says that Krishna eats through the sound so I don’t really need to offer something physical, I’ll just make a nice prayer and Krishna will hear that and through that He will eat.” But Krishna is more clever than that. He’ll know you are cheating.
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Kshetra Kadacha – Field Notes 2016-06-21

June 21st, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in field notes | news - (Comments Off)
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Kshetra Kadaca – Lisbon, Portugal, June 21, 2016

Here are Chapters 3 and 4 of my Gītā summary, The Eighteen Yogas of the Bhagavad-gītā
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