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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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“I experience much greater joy in glorifying Krishna and His pure devotees, and encouraging all other souls. This is the place of true happiness.” HD Goswami (Correspondence)

“I experience much greater joy in glorifying Krishna and His pure devotees, and encouraging all other souls. This is the place of true happiness.” HD Goswami (Correspondence) ...

“We are trying to give human society the opportunity for a life of happiness, good health, peace of mind, and all good qualities through God consciousness.” 

H D Goswami
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.13.61, Purport

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“We are trying to give human society the opportunity for a life of happiness, good health, peace of mind, and all good qualities through God consciousness.”

H D Goswami
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.13.61, Purport

#hdgoswami #srilaprabhupada #iskcon #krishnawest #giving #spiritual #knowledge #soul #science
#bhaktiforthinkers
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“The Mahabharata takes place (and teaches us) at three different levels.  First of all, as part of the history of the Earth, it is the story of a great dynastic struggle, involving human kings and princes, familial intrigues, dramatic turns of events, and so on.  And second, it is a cosmic story, because most of the great personalities of the Mahabharata actually came from higher worlds.  Ultimately, however, the Mahabharata is a spiritual narrative, because it contains the Bhagavad-Gita, the great spiritual text of the Vedic culture…the very heart of the great epic.  There we learn that the ultimate purpose of life is not to enjoy this world, but rather to attain (or more accurately, rediscover) our eternal nature.” 

H D Goswami  Quest for Justice 
Select Tales with Modern Illuminations from the Mahabharata, pgs. 239-240.

#hdgoswami #srilaprabhupada #iskcon #krishnawest
#ancient #knowledge #modern #bhakti #life

“The Mahabharata takes place (and teaches us) at three different levels. First of all, as part of the history of the Earth, it is the story of a great dynastic struggle, involving human kings and princes, familial intrigues, dramatic turns of events, and so on. And second, it is a cosmic story, because most of the great personalities of the Mahabharata actually came from higher worlds. Ultimately, however, the Mahabharata is a spiritual narrative, because it contains the Bhagavad-Gita, the great spiritual text of the Vedic culture…the very heart of the great epic. There we learn that the ultimate purpose of life is not to enjoy this world, but rather to attain (or more accurately, rediscover) our eternal nature.”

H D Goswami Quest for Justice
Select Tales with Modern Illuminations from the Mahabharata, pgs. 239-240.

#hdgoswami #srilaprabhupada #iskcon #krishnawest
#ancient #knowledge #modern #bhakti #life
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“As
soon as Prabhupada entered the auditorium, I could see
that this person was very different—his gravity, his
power, his demeanor. He came in practically like a
military commander, not in the sense of a violent person
but in the sense of his authority. I could see that here was
a person who was filled with authority and yet serene at
the same time. The program started, the devotees began
to chant, and Prabhupada got off the vyasasana and
began dancing and jumping in ecstasy. To see this holy
person, so filled with authority, over 70 years old,
dancing in ecstasy, was overwhelming.”

H D Goswami
Prabhupada Memories 01 by Siddhanta Das

#hdgoswami_official #srilaprabhupada #iskcon
#krishnawest #prabhupadamemories #siddhantadas

“As
soon as Prabhupada entered the auditorium, I could see
that this person was very different—his gravity, his
power, his demeanor. He came in practically like a
military commander, not in the sense of a violent person
but in the sense of his authority. I could see that here was
a person who was filled with authority and yet serene at
the same time. The program started, the devotees began
to chant, and Prabhupada got off the vyasasana and
began dancing and jumping in ecstasy. To see this holy
person, so filled with authority, over 70 years old,
dancing in ecstasy, was overwhelming.”

H D Goswami
Prabhupada Memories 01 by Siddhanta Das

#hdgoswami_official #srilaprabhupada #iskcon
#krishnawest #prabhupadamemories #siddhantadas
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There has been a deadline extension for Acaryadeva’s Vyasa Puja offerings.  The new deadline date is:

September 29, 2022.

Kindly send your offering and a good quality, recent photo of yourself to:

hdgvyasapuja2022@gmail.com

Dear everyone, please let’s show our love and support for Acaryadeva with  our offerings of gratitude sent in by this extended date.  Thank you. 

HDG Communications Team

There has been a deadline extension for Acaryadeva’s Vyasa Puja offerings. The new deadline date is:

September 29, 2022.

Kindly send your offering and a good quality, recent photo of yourself to:

hdgvyasapuja2022@gmail.com

Dear everyone, please let’s show our love and support for Acaryadeva with our offerings of gratitude sent in by this extended date. Thank you.

HDG Communications Team
...

News & Updates

Understanding Prabhupada, ISKCON Communications Journal, Volume 13

H.D.Goswami’s essay “Understanding Prabhupada, ISKCON’s Founder and Exemplary Teacher” will be published in a summarized version in the ISKCON Communications Journal, Volume 13. Link:
 Understanding Prabhupada, ISKCON Communications Journal, Volume 13

H.D.Goswami’s 2022 Vyasa Puja Offering to Srila Prabhupada

By your mercy, we again celebrate your blessed appearence in this world. Our material and spiritual health is a gift of God, Lord Krishna. You taught and showed us how to receive that mercy. You taught us to see the wonders and the tribulations of this world as a gift of God. With endless patience, you guided  H.D.Goswami’s 2022 Vyasa Puja Offering to Srila Prabhupada

Can I practice Krsna consciousness if I am in a monogamous homosexual relationship?

There are many ISKCON devotees with a homosexual orientation. Many years ago, ISKCON did not have such an enlightened view on the matter, but today most devotees, including leaders, are simply happy to see a person taking to Krishna consciousness.  Can I practice Krsna consciousness if I am in a monogamous homosexual relationship?

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