Número #7 – 12 de noviembre de 2019

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A cerca de Dipavali

Llamamos a Diwali o Dipavali el festival de la luz. Siempre es un evento alegre, la gente se desea feliz Diwali unos a otros. Es una experiencia universal que preferimos la luz a la oscuridad. Muchas personas consideran a Diwali como un festival hindú, pero también es un festival humano, una celebración de ser humano y salir a la luz. En las últimas décadas, Diwali se ha extendido a muchas partes del mundo. Entonces, estamos iluminando el mundo con este festival de Diwali.
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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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This open access book provides both a broad perspective and a focused examination of cow care as a subject of widespread ethical concern in India, and increasingly in other parts of the world. In the face of what has persisted as a highly charged political issue over cow protection in India, intellectual space must be made to bring the wealth of Indian traditional ethical discourse to bear on the realities of current human-animal relationships, particularly those of humans with cows. Dharma, yoga, and bhakti paradigms serve as starting points for bringing Hindu—particularly Vaishnava Hindu—animal ethics into conversation with contemporary Western animal ethics. The author argues that a culture of bhakti—the inclusive, empathetic practice of spirituality centered in Krishna as the beloved cowherd of Vraja—can complement recently developed ethics-of-care thinking to create a solid basis for sustaining all kinds of cow care communities.
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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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Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.30.8

October 7th, 2019 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear sons of the King, I am very much pleased by the friendly relationships among you. All of you are engaged in one occupation — devotional service. I am so pleased with your mutual friendship that I wish you all good fortune. Now you may ask a benediction of Me.Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.30.8

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Número #5 – 6 de Septiembre de 2019

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La compasión expandida de Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī

En su oración, Śrī Rādhikā-stava, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī describe las cualidades de Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. Podemos decir que el punto crucial de la canción es karuṇāṁ kuru mayi: por favor, sea misericordiosa. Pero en realidad es una idea activa, kuru significa hacer. Haz piedad. Haz compasión. Entonces, cuando pensamos en Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, pensamos en Su compasión. Cuando pensamos en Śrī Kṛṣṇa, podemos pensar en Sus opulencias, que son todas maravillosas, pero no las consideramos muy accesibles. Entonces, la accesibilidad del Señor Kṛṣṇa está muy orientada en Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. Y es por eso que Ella es esencial para nosotros que aspiramos a acercarnos al Señor Kṛṣṇa.
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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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Vyāsa-pūjā offering for Srila Prabhupada (2019)

August 24th, 2019 | Posted by ww-seva2 in news | Uncategorized | writing - (Comments Off)

Dearest Srila Prabhupada, Friend of the Poor in Spirit,
I offer myself at your feet, which are like luminous lotus flowers bestowing the light of knowledge that brings sight to blinded eyes.

Years ago, at the end of a lecture you gave in the “City of Angels,” Los Angeles, I was surprised to hear you speaking of the French medieval saint Joan of Arc. When a woman asked you whether there was anyone similar to Joan of Arc in the Bhāgavatam, you first affirmed that you were familiar with her and then replied in a general and inclusive way: “Any activities of devotees, that is Srimad-Bhagavatam..”
You then explained the literal meaning of the word bhāgavata as pertaining to Bhagavān, and concluded:
So Bhāgavata can be expanded to any unlimited. So anything in relationship with God, that is Bhāgavatam. So if Joan of Arc, she was in relationship with God, she is also Bhāgavatam. You should expand Bhāgavatam in that way. Yes. [Lecture on Sri-Sri Sad-gosvami-astaka, Los Angeles, 18 November 1968]
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