Dear Prabhus, I wish to express my deepest gratitude for your participation in the 2013 November sankirtan effort to support the Prabhupadavani.org website. The list of devotees that have already given as well as the statistics can be seen on the sankirtan opportunity page or clicking on these links: list, statistics. Some devotees have pledged some amounts that are still to be computed and the official list will appear in the Credits 2013 soon. May Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya increase your transcendental bliss a thousandfold while you are serving the Supreme Lord.
On anotheer note, more nectar is in preparation for the coming year.
In the very near future, the totality of the original audio and transcripts for 1976 released by the Bhaktivedanta Archives will be presented. In a few days the first index along with its 100 transcripts will become available and the rest in due course as lots of time is spent on this particular task. Other announcements will be made later on.
Have you visited Amal Bhakta’s Audio books section recently? If not, you will find that quite a few page improvements have been made.
Two more book narrations have been added on the main page: Sri Isopanisad as well as Nectar of Instructions.
Also, the stories category has been changed. Three more stories have been added to that category which is now entitled: Stories From Krishna lilas and Chaitanya lilas.
Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta, A Second Chance, The Life of Tulasi Devi and The Lives of Vaisnava Saints are now presented with chaptered audio index which makes it easier to find the spot where you left off.
We thank Amal Bhakta Prabhu for this contribution and hope this will please our members and visitors. Please tell your friends about these ameliorations.
Soon, more of the Original Audio & Transcriptions from the Bhaktivedanta Archives will be added. The year 1976 has been completed and the transcripts will be available in indexes of 100 just like the 1977 transcripts. They will be released gradually. We extend our deepest gratitude to all the devotees who have undergone this great sacrifice for the pleasure of His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
For the last few years, the modus operandi was that the Srimad-Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta narrations were available alternately, every second month. This has now been changed and you can now listen to the narrations of both series uninterruptedly. We thank Amal Bhakta Prabhu for this generous offering at the feet of all devotees. Please enjoy the wonderful pastimes of the Lord and His intimate associates. You will find the recordings available in MP3 format which you can play on your own player and also the flash player alternative.
The promotion of the Facebook page increased the number of "Likes" from 4 000 to more than 24 000. This has attracted a tremendous amount of visits to the main Prabhupadavani website.
The server Atom Dual-Core 330 1.6 GHZ was replaced by a much more powerful Intel i3 540 3.06 GHz which can handle more downloads and stabilize the traffic, thus rendering the audio listening easier and smoother.
There is now a page with transcription for each of Srila Prabhupada's most popular bhajans.
Amal Bhakta Prabhu has offered many more of his gemlike audio narrations this year for the pleasure of the Prabhupadavani website visitors. Our deepest gratitude goes to him.
In the course of the next year, we hope to double the number of likes on Facebook by promoting the " Facebook Prabhupadavani lectures page " so that many more people will come and associate with His Divine Grace through sound vibration. You can participate and receive blessings by offering some donation during the November sankirtan drive.
Although "Hare Krsna" has become a household word, practically nobody knows what it means. Is it merely a repetitious incantation designed to hypnotize its practitioners? Is it a form of escapism? Or is it a genuine meditation that can actually summon higher awareness.
You can listen as you read the explanation of the nature of the maha-mantra by Srila Prabhupada
This transcendental vibration by chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is the sublime method for reviving our Krsna consciousness. As living spiritual souls we are all originally Krsna conscious entities, but due to our association with matter from time immemorial, our consciousness is now polluted by material atmosphere.