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Glossary

Glossary Many proper names are listed under this glossary with the link reference. These include names of places, people, festivals, organisations, and sacred texts. A Adi Shankara – well-known theologian and founder of the advaita school. Also called Adi Shankaracharya. Advaita – non-dualism, the name of the theology equating the soul with God. Advaitin – […]

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01. INTRODUCTION; THE BANYAN SEED

1. INTRODUCTION; THE BANYAN SEED “I am the seed of all existence. There is no being, moving or still, that exists without Me.” Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita There was once a cobbler who lived a simple and honest life. He was a poor man and had to work hard to support his wife and […]

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03. FOREST SLENDOUR

3. FOREST SLENDOUR Sri Sewak Saran lives in Vrindavan, one of the twelve forests which were once the home of Sri Krishna and his cows. Sewakji inherited two acres of land on the edge of the pilgrimage town of Vrindavan where he has established a small wildlife sanctuary and tree nursery. In the midst of […]

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05. THE COSMIC PERSON

5. THE COSMIC PERSON “Oh King, the rivers are the veins of the Cosmic Person and the trees are the hairs of his body. The air is his breath, the ocean is his waist, the hills and mountains are the stacks of his bones and the passing ages are his movements.” Srimad Bhagavatam 2.1.32-33 The […]

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08. VILLAGE ECONOMICS

8. VILLAGE ECONOMICS “The incessant search for material comforts and their multiplication is an evil. I make bold to say that the Europeans will have to remodel their outlook, if they are not to perish under the weight of the comforts to which they are becoming slaves.” M K Gandhi ( Young India, 1931) From […]

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10. O KING OF TRESS I BOW BEFORE YOU

10. O KING OF TRESS I BOW BEFORE YOU O King of trees! I bow before you. Brahma is in your roots, Vishnu is in your body, Shiva is in your branches. In every one of your leaves there is a heavenly being. Amongst the new wave of people-led environmental groups in India, Trees For […]

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12. AN ALTERNATIVE SOCIETY

12. AN ALTERNATIVE SOCIETY “If we forget the aim of human life and simply take supplies from the Lord for sense gratification and become more and more entangled in material existence, which is not the purpose of creation, certainly we become thieves, and therefore we are punished by the laws of material nature.” A.C. Bhaktivedanta […]

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13. RESTORING THE FORESTS OF VRINDAVAN

13. RESTORING THE FORESTS OF VRINDAVAN “Krishna brought forward the cows and played on His flute through the forest of Vrindavan, which was full of flowers, vegetables and pasturing grass. The Vrindavan forest was as sanctified as the clear mind of a devotee and was full of bees, flowers and fruits. There were chirping birds […]

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Incarnation 08 Balaram – The Cowherd

Incarnation 8 Balaram – The Cowherd Five thousand years ago Lord Krishna appeared in India. He and His elder brother Balaram, live in the rural village of Vrindavan on the river Yamuna. Both brothers were exquisitely beautiful, with black hair like the clusters of crows’ feathers and eyes like lotus petals. The only difference between […]

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STO-308 – the Eighth Avatar; Balarama the Cowherd

STO-308-sec Five thousand years ago Lord Krishna appeared in India. He and His elder brother Balaram, live in the rural village of Vrindavan on the river Yamuna. Both brothers were exquisitely beautiful, with black hair like the clusters of crows’ feathers and eyes like lotus petals. The only difference between them was in colour. Krishna […]

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STO-202 – Mrigari the Hunter (ahimsa)

STO-202-sec Once upon a time, the great saint Narada Muni was on his way through a forest to bathe at the confluence of the three sacred rivers, the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati.. As he was walking, he came across a deer lying on the path. He saw that the animal was pierced by an arrow, […]

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STO-204 – The Story of Draupadi (assertiveness and compassion)

STO-204-sec Draupadi was the daughter of Maharaja Drupada. The king performed a great sacrifice under the superintendence of the sage Yaja. By his first offering, Dhrishtadyumna was born. At Kurukshetra, he killed Drona, his father’s arch enemy. By the second offering, Draupadi was born. An aero-message declared that she was born for the destruction of […]

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(P) the Eighth Avatar; Balarama the Cowherd

STO-308 Five thousand years ago Lord Krishna appeared in India. He and His elder brother Balaram, live in the rural village of Vrindavan on the river Yamuna. Both brothers were exquisitely beautiful, with black hair like the clusters of crows’ feathers and eyes like lotus petals. The only difference between them was in colour. Krishna […]

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(P) Krishna and Sudama (friendship, caring, hospitality)

STO-215 Krishna and Sudama were friends who went to the same school. One day, Krishna and Sudama went out into the forest to collect firewood for their teacher, called Sandipani Muni. A great storm came and the two boys got lost in the forest. They had to spend the night there, sheltering underneath a giant […]

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(E) Mrigari the Hunter (ahimsa)

STO-202 Once upon a time, the great saint Narada Muni was on his way through a forest to bathe at the confluence of the three sacred rivers, the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati.. As he was walking, he came across a deer lying on the path. He saw that the animal was pierced by an arrow, […]

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Songs

Selected Songs/Bhajans Download word document: Songs There are four songs listed here, as follows: The Arti Song (“Jay Jagadish Hare”) A Popular Hindi Bhajan – “Krishna Jinka Nama Hai” A Bengali bhajan – “Bhaja Hure Mana” A song in praise of Krishn2, the Butter Thief Numbers 1 and 3 feature of the Audio-CD, the tracks […]

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Mantras

Selected Mantras Download word document: Mantras The Gayatri Mantra MAN-01 Let us meditate on the most excellent light of the creator (the sun); May he guide our intellect Rig Veda 3.62.10 A different translation of this same mantra is included on the primary Audio-CD, track 13, and is as follows: I meditate on the sun […]

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9. What Krishna Teaches Us

Download PDF: PCT-009 What Krishna Teaches Us There are many stories about Krishna. He was very clever, but a little bit naughty as well. Sometimes, he would take butter and cream from the fridge and eat it. He would feed it to the monkeys. When the monkeys were very full, he would say “This butter […]

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ART-1205 The Life of Chaitanya

Word document download: ART-1205 Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born in Navadwip, situated on the bank of the holy Ganges River in Bengal, on February 18th 1486. The moon was eclipsed at the time, and the people were then engaged, as was usual on such occasions, in bathing in the River Bhagirathi with loud cheers of […]

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ISKCON – LIFESTYLE AND PRACTICE

Word document download: FCT-1202 The International Society for Krishna Consciousness is a World-wide community practising bhakti-yoga, the ancient science of devotional service to God. These communities, both rural and urban, are centred around temples in which the Lord is served and worshipped in His Deity form. The purpose of these temples is to create a […]

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THE HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT

Word document download: FCT-1201 What is the Hare Krishna Movement? The Hare Krishna movement is the popular name for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Who started ISKCON? In 1965, an elderly monk, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977), travelled alone from India to establish the culture of Krishna consciousness in the […]