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As one of the most senior and respected spiritual leaders of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Hridayananda das Goswami (Howard J. Resnick, Ph.D.) is an early pioneer and renowned teacher of bhakti yoga in the Western world. At the forefront of contemporary religious dialogue, he is celebrated for his unique ability to adapt the wisdom of ancient Indian philosophy into teachings that are comprehensible for Western audiences.

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Thank you Message – H.D.Goswami

Jaya Prabhupada! During my preaching career, I have several times taken a break from giving classes. I have done this for two basic reasons: health and writing.
In fact, nothing gives me more pleasure than trying to serve Prabhupada and his devotees by teaching Krishna consciousness. Thank you Message – H.D.Goswami

The 2020 Vyasa-Puja Book is here!

Today is H.D.Goswami’s Vyasa-Puja. 51 years in the movement, 50 years of taking initiation, 48 years of sannyasi – a lifetime of dedication and service to Srila Prabhupada. The 2020 Vyasa-Puja Book is here!

November 6th 2020 – Health

Jaya Prabhupada! During my preaching career, I have several times taken a break from giving classes. I have done this for two basic reasons: health and writing.
In fact, nothing gives me more pleasure than trying to serve Prabhupada and his devotees by teaching Krishna consciousness. November 6th 2020 – Health

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Tomorrow at 10am EDT 

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Tomorrow at 10am EDT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf-A8WalNtk

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Amanhã, dia 1 de junho. 
#hdg #hdgoswami #srimadbhagavatam #prabhupada #iskcon #krishnawest

Amanhã, dia 1 de junho.
#hdg #hdgoswami #srimadbhagavatam #prabhupada #iskcon #krishnawest
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Tomorrow, LIVE Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.11.20 at 10am Est (Facebook and YouTube) 

#prabhupada #srilaprabhupad #bhagavatam #srimadbhagavatam #shastra #vedas #iskcon #hdg #hdgoswami

Tomorrow, LIVE Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.11.20 at 10am Est (Facebook and YouTube)

#prabhupada #srilaprabhupad #bhagavatam #srimadbhagavatam #shastra #vedas #iskcon #hdg #hdgoswami
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Mysticism can be interesting or relevant before understanding that there is an Absolute Truth and that we are an integral part of it; that this Supreme Source, Krishna, offers us perfect love, perfect protection and enlightenment. In the absence of the sun, lamps can be useful. But in the full presence of the sun, these lights are no longer relevant. 

#hdg #hdgoswami #prabhupada #krishna #harekrishna #shastra #vedas #bhagavadgita #gita #bhagavatam #srimadbhagavatam

Mysticism can be interesting or relevant before understanding that there is an Absolute Truth and that we are an integral part of it; that this Supreme Source, Krishna, offers us perfect love, perfect protection and enlightenment. In the absence of the sun, lamps can be useful. But in the full presence of the sun, these lights are no longer relevant.

#hdg #hdgoswami #prabhupada #krishna #harekrishna #shastra #vedas #bhagavadgita #gita #bhagavatam #srimadbhagavatam
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SB 2.9.10
pravartate yatra rajas tamas tayoḥ sattvaṁ ca miśraṁ na ca kāla-vikramaḥ
na yatra māyā kim utāpare harer anuvratā yatra surāsurārcitāḥ

I believe the non-fall argument fails because it misinterprets, and ignores, the literal meaning of the words. This occurs because non-fall advocates equate a desire to visit the material world with the functioning of material modes. in fact, we have to separate objects here:

1. a jīva’s desire to experience the material world;

2. the functioning/operating/existing of the three modes of nature.

The first fact, the jīva’s desire, comes from the jīva’s free will, and not from the guṇas. When the jīva thus exercises his or her free will, Kṛṣṇa then brings that jīva into contact with the three modes which exist only in the material world.

Thus the three guṇas do not operate in Vaikuṇṭha and the jīva falls from Vaikuṇṭha. The jīva must now go BACK to home, BACK to Godhead. #hdg #hdgoswami #prabhupada #shastra #vedas #bhagavatam #gita

SB 2.9.10
pravartate yatra rajas tamas tayoḥ sattvaṁ ca miśraṁ na ca kāla-vikramaḥ
na yatra māyā kim utāpare harer anuvratā yatra surāsurārcitāḥ

I believe the non-fall argument fails because it misinterprets, and ignores, the literal meaning of the words. This occurs because non-fall advocates equate a desire to visit the material world with the functioning of material modes. in fact, we have to separate objects here:

1. a jīva’s desire to experience the material world;

2. the functioning/operating/existing of the three modes of nature.

The first fact, the jīva’s desire, comes from the jīva’s free will, and not from the guṇas. When the jīva thus exercises his or her free will, Kṛṣṇa then brings that jīva into contact with the three modes which exist only in the material world.

Thus the three guṇas do not operate in Vaikuṇṭha and the jīva falls from Vaikuṇṭha. The jīva must now go BACK to home, BACK to Godhead. #hdg #hdgoswami #prabhupada #shastra #vedas #bhagavatam #gita
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The main rule is to accept what is favorable for our Krishna consciousness, and to reject what is unfavorable. So, with this ‘person of interest’, you should intelligently observe the effect of this association, that is to say whether his company helps or impedes your Krishna consciousness. You did not mention whether that person knows Krishna consciousness. For a devotee, a partner is first and foremost a partner on our spiritual path. In this world, there are people who are good traveling companions, and others who spoil the trip. #hdg #hdgoswami #krishnaconsciousness #relationships

The main rule is to accept what is favorable for our Krishna consciousness, and to reject what is unfavorable. So, with this ‘person of interest’, you should intelligently observe the effect of this association, that is to say whether his company helps or impedes your Krishna consciousness. You did not mention whether that person knows Krishna consciousness. For a devotee, a partner is first and foremost a partner on our spiritual path. In this world, there are people who are good traveling companions, and others who spoil the trip. #hdg #hdgoswami #krishnaconsciousness #relationships ...

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