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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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Siksastakam verse 2 live on Facebook at 9pm EST TODAY. (Later uploaded to YouTube) 
#chaitanyamahaprabhu #vedas #shastra #prabhupada #hdg #hdgoswami

Siksastakam verse 2 live on Facebook at 9pm EST TODAY. (Later uploaded to YouTube)
#chaitanyamahaprabhu #vedas #shastra #prabhupada #hdg #hdgoswami
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Amazing, someone found it! New Vrindavan Vyasapuja 1972. I drove Prabhupada back to his house after his Vyasapuja celebration. #hdg #prabhupada #hdgoswami #iskcon

Amazing, someone found it! New Vrindavan Vyasapuja 1972. I drove Prabhupada back to his house after his Vyasapuja celebration. #hdg #prabhupada #hdgoswami #iskcon ...

Our eternal connection with God is love, and that is our nature, and the universal principle. 
#hdg #hdgoswami #bhaktiforthinkers #bhaktiyoga #prabhupada

Our eternal connection with God is love, and that is our nature, and the universal principle.
#hdg #hdgoswami #bhaktiforthinkers #bhaktiyoga #prabhupada
...

Facebook LIVE initiation today with ISKCON Barcelona at 11am EST 

“The scriptures do not describe the two-initiation system. Therefore, it is a detail of bhakti-yoga, not a basic principle. Thus, there is no final truth on the matter because the details vary. The basic point is that a devotee must accept and follow an authentic guru. The rest are details. Of course, because I work within Prabhupada's mission, ISKCON, I follow her procedures.“ #prabhupada #iskcon #krishnawest #hdg #hdgoswami

Facebook LIVE initiation today with ISKCON Barcelona at 11am EST

“The scriptures do not describe the two-initiation system. Therefore, it is a detail of bhakti-yoga, not a basic principle. Thus, there is no final truth on the matter because the details vary. The basic point is that a devotee must accept and follow an authentic guru. The rest are details. Of course, because I work within Prabhupada's mission, ISKCON, I follow her procedures.“ #prabhupada #iskcon #krishnawest #hdg #hdgoswami
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Tribal vs Philosophical Monotheism. Unless I know where I come from, how can I know the purpose of my existence? #hdg #hdgoswami #lifespurpose #prabhupada #bhaktiyoga

Tribal vs Philosophical Monotheism. Unless I know where I come from, how can I know the purpose of my existence? #hdg #hdgoswami #lifespurpose #prabhupada #bhaktiyoga ...

The soul is undoubtedly responsible for its decisions and actions. Krishna clearly explains in Bg 13.21 that we are responsible for our own suffering and happiness. We put on the layers and so removing the layers and purifying ourselves is exactly the same process with different words. The soul gets the false ego, and therefore each soul is entirely responsible for it. #hdg #hdgoswami #karma #shastra #vedas #prabhupada

The soul is undoubtedly responsible for its decisions and actions. Krishna clearly explains in Bg 13.21 that we are responsible for our own suffering and happiness. We put on the layers and so removing the layers and purifying ourselves is exactly the same process with different words. The soul gets the false ego, and therefore each soul is entirely responsible for it. #hdg #hdgoswami #karma #shastra #vedas #prabhupada ...

News & Updates

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?

Mother?

I present here evidence from Śāstra regarding how men address women in Vaiṣṇava/Vedic culture. I will first present the main forms of respectful address, and then give evidence that men also call non-wife women by name in Vedic culture.
1. ‘Bhadre’ is the vocative (direct address) form of bhadrā (masculine bhadra) which means: Mother?

Can we date the Bhagavad-Gita?

Generally, scholars claim that Buddhism is older than the Gita because the Gita uses the word nirvāṇa five times. Several years ago, I sent the following message to the main academic Indology discussion group, called Indology, with leading scholars from the best universities:
 Can we date the Bhagavad-Gita?

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