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Bkgoswami Das is with Gopi Priya.

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Reminder for Saturday, December 24, 2016:

Saphala Ekadashi:...
http://www.iskcondesiretree.com/page/saphala-ekadasi
Disappearance Day of Sri Devananda Pandita
http://gaudiyahistory.iskcondesiretree.com/devananda-pandi…/

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Yudhisthira Maharaj said, O my Dear Lord Sri Krishna, what is the name of that Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of Pausha (Decemb…
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Krishna shows Arjuna His Universal Form on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.
http://www.iskcondesiretree.com/…/advent-of-srimad-bhagavad…

Chapter 11: The Universal Form

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TEXT 14
tatah sa vismayavisto
hrsta-roma dhananjayah
pranamya sirasa devam
krtanjalir abhasata

TRANSLATION
Then, bewildered and astonished, his hair standing on end, Arjuna began to pray with folded hands, offering obeisances to the Supreme Lord.

http://www.vedabase.com/en/bg/11/14

Picture shared by Krsna Kumari Devi Dasi.

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Reminder for Saturday, December 10, 2016 (continued from previous post):
http://www.iskcondesiretree.com/…/advent-of-srimad-bhagavad…

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Reminder for Saturday, December 10, 2016:
Fasting for Mokshada Ekadasi:
http://www.iskcondesiretree.com/page/mokshada-ekadasi

Mokshada Ekadasi is a very special Ekadasi in two regards; today was the all auspicious day on which Lord Sri Krishna spoke the Srimad Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna…
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Happy Dwadashi! Thanks to Kurma Dasa prabhu for sharing the Maha Prasad!

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Kurma Dasa added 2 new photos — with Yashoda Dulal and Dhira Lalita.

Meltingly Magnificent Milktert

Howzit!

Melktert is Afrikaans for "milk tart".

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Being married to native of that Great Motherland ( I use 'native' in it's original sense here) I have come to learn that Milk Tart is a very popular South African dessert.

It consists of a blind-baked sweet pastry crust containing a creamy filling made from milk, flour, sugar and (in my case) cream instead of eggs. I also dropped a cinnamon stick into the milk plus a grating of fresh nutmeg. A touch of custard powder was added as well, thus the golden hue from the natural curcuma colourant.

In case you ask me for the recipe, mine was a conflation of one from 'Srimati's Vegetarian Delights' and a homesick recipe from an SA expat found on google. No shortage of recipes out there.

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Friday, 25 Nov 2016 (Los Angeles, USA Time zone)
Break fast 06:35 - 09:58 (LT)

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Shree Kaliya Krsnadasa -- Disappearance:
http://gaudiyahistory.iskcondesiretree.com/sri-kaliya-kris…/

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Kaliya Krishna Dasa "One will surely attain Shri Chaitanya and Shri Nityananda simply by remembering Kaliya Krishna Dasa." (Chaitanya Bhagavata) Completely devoted to Lord Nityananda, Kaliya Krishna Dasa knew nothing but the lotus feet of Nitai. His birthplace is in the Bardhaman (Burdwan)…
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Thanks to Kurma Dasa prabhu for sharing the Ekadashi Maha Prasada Thali!

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Utthana Ekadasi Feast

A humble offering for the Lord on the recent ekadasi.
Idam naivedyam klim krsnaya namah.

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Rosemary-scented oven-roasted Irish potatoes drizzled in homemade organic ghee, srikhand, buttered garden squash, organic milk panir 'steaks' braised in fresh tomato gravy, crispy potato sabudana kofta stuffed with fresh green chili, herbs and crushed peanuts, along with fresh fruits and blueberry-filled coconut macaroons.

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A child chants the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. Music by Shabda Hari Dasa.
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Thanks to Giriraj Swami Maharaj for sharing!

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Giriraj Swami is with Arjunesh Das.

Reading Srila Prabhupada’s Light of the Bhagavata, I was struck by text 12 and his commentary on it:

"The mountains, although being struck by torrents of rain d...uring the rainy season, are not shaken, just as those whose hearts are dedicated to the transcendental Personality of Godhead are never disturbed, even when harassed by great misfortune." (LOB 12)

"Because a person who is spiritually advanced accepts any adverse condition of life as the mercy of the Lord, he is completely eligible to enter into the spiritual kingdom. Even though a person takes to the devotional service of the Supreme Lord, he may sometimes become diseased, impoverished, or disappointed by life’s events. A true devotee of the Lord always considers these sufferings to be due to past sinful activities, and thus without becoming disturbed he patiently awaits the mercy of the Supreme Lord. Such devotees are compared to high mountains, which are never agitated in any way, even when struck by powerful torrents of rain in the rainy season. Rather, such devotees remain humble in spiritual enlightenment. Free from pride and envy, they easily gain the mercy of the Lord and go back home, back to Godhead." (LOB 12 purport)

Hare Krishna.

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Thursday, 24 Nov 2016 (Los Angeles, USA Time zone)
Utpanna Ekadashi:
http://www.iskcondesiretree.com/page/utpanna-ekadasi

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Shree Narahari Sarakara Thakura -- Disappearance:
http://gaudiyahistory.iskcondesiretree.com/sri-narahari-sa…/

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Thanks to Madhavananda N Krishnakund prabhu for sharing!

A slightly fresh edit of an article I wrote a few years ago.
If we contemplate on the pastimes of Krishna’s beloved elder brother, a relevant question arises:
Why did Balaram give so much favor to the demoniac Duryodhan?

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Friday, 11 Nov 2016 (Los Angeles, USA Time zone)
Dwadashi:
Break fast 06:22 - 09:52 (LT)

Thanks to Mahattama Devi Dasi Rahla mataji for sharing the Ekadashi Maha Prasada Thali!

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Mahattama Devi Dasi Rahla to Prasadarians

So, fasting with Coconut water and Noni juice until 3 p.m., then feast, \0/, I prepared potatoes with spinach at home then grilled plantains and cactus leaves,... I also got an apple and fried plantains from my nephew's store, and peanuts and dried plums from the market, a nice menu Ekadasi after all, thank you Krishna!!!

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Reminder for Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fasting for Utthana Ekadasi:...
http://www.iskcondesiretree.com/page/utthana-ekadasi

Srila Gaura Kisora Dasa Babaji -- Disappearance:
http://www.iskcondesiretree.com/…/srila-gaura-kisora-dasa-b…

First day of Bhisma Pancaka:
http://www.iskcondesiretree.com/page/bhisma-pancaka

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Disappearance day of Srila Prabhupada:
http://www.iskcondesiretree.com/page/srila-prabhupada

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(Thanks to Bhaktin Nalini for sharing the post. Thanks to Iskcondesiretree.com for the article!).

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Bhaktin Nalini added 4 new photos — with Rādhā Krishna Dās and 6 others.

Fasting till noon today on the Disappearance day of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

Srila Prabhupad residing in the holy Dham of Sr...i Vrindavan, on Monday November 14th, 1977, at 7:30 pm., which fell upon the Caturthi of the Gaura (Sukla) Paksa, Mula nakshatra, gave up this mortal frame surrounded by loving disciples engaged in 'Harinam-sankirtan', the congregational chanting of the Holy Name.
Translating Srimad Bhagavatam up until the very last breath, in a peaceful condition, and with the Holy Name on his tongue, Srila Prabhupada passed from this world in Sri Vrndavana Dhama to rejoin his worshipful Lords Sri Sri Nitai Gaura, Sri Sri Krsna Balarama, and Sri Sri Radhe Syamasundara in Their eternal abode.

"He reason ill who tells that Vaisnavas die
When thou art living still in sound!
The Vaisnavas die to live, and living try
To spread the Holy Name around !"

(Poem by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura)

Chant these names with love and you will feel the ecstasy:

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare ...
Hare Krishna ❤️

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