I recently heard the story of one lady from Ukraine, Kirtida mataji who struggled to practise and preach Krishna Consciousness while her husband was tormented by the KGB under the former USSR regime. He was imprisoned and persecuted by the former communist government, while she determinedly raised her three tiny children, and also fearlessly preached the message of Bhagavad Gita.
She and many devotees .
In the Srimad Bhagavatam little Prahalad tells his father that he learnt in his studies that one must serve the Supreme Lord and chant Krishna’s Holy Names. This deeply annoyed his father Hiranyakashipu, the king of the demons.
During modern times children learn many things in school, but on closer inspection we realize it’s all centred on making better our natural propensity to eat, sleep, .
Srila Prabhupada’s kirtans at the Washington square park and the Tompkins square park in 1966 created history. Never before Srila Prabhupada did the Holy Names of Lord Krishna create such an impact in the Western world as it did during the late 1960’s in America and Europe.
His initial kirtans at the twenty six second avenue storefront was attended by a few spiritually interested youth, who .
"I have brought medicine to awaken every living being from perpetual sleep. Please receive the holy name of the Lord, the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra, and awaken."
(Arunodaya Kirtana-II, verse four, by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur)
Today I woke up at 3.00 am humming a Bollywood number that I don’t remember hearing or singing even once in the last twenty years. From where did the song pop .