Bhaktiville

Bhaktiville is a Vaishnava community in Second Life, a virtual reality platform---a friendly place for high thinking, simple living, philosophical discussion, and devotional practice.

Bhaktiville is a Vaishnava community in Second Life. (Second Life is an online, virtual reality community. For more info, please go here: http://secondlife.com/whatis/) Bhaktiville is a friendly place for high thinking, simple living, philosophical discussion, and devotional practice. We welcome all Vaisnava Sampradayas and all of the citizens of Second Life to celebrate our commonalities and shar

Operating as usual

07/10/2021

The Teachings of Lord Caitanya July 9

Hare Krishna! Hope you are all well. Continuing our reading of the Teachings of Lord Caitanya, we’ll take brief look at Lord Caitanya’s Siksastaka, verse number 6, then read from the Teachings of Lord Caitanya (1968 original edition). We are on PDF page 67, Chapter 1. Please see link below to download the version we’re reading.

We will also continue with our new format of comments, questions, and answers at the end—then kirtan and dancing! Thank you and Hare Krishna!

http://www.prabhupada-books.de/pdf/Teachings-of-Lord-Chaitanya-1968.pdf

07/03/2021

The Teachings of Lord Caitana. Bhaktiville July 2

Hare Krishna! Continuing our brief look at the Siksastaka, today we’ll look at verse number 5, then read from the Teachings of Lord Caitanya (1968 original edition). We will be reading from the book; we are on PDF page 61, Chapter 1. Please see link below.

We will also continue with our new format of comments, questions, and answers at the end—then kirtan and dancing! Thank you and Hare Krishna!

http://www.prabhupada-books.de/pdf/Teachings-of-Lord-Chaitanya-1968.pdf

06/19/2021

The Teachings of Lord Caitanya June 18

Hare Krishna! Today we will start off looking briefly at the Siksastaka verse number 3, then reading from the Teachings of Lord Caitanya (1968 original edition). We are on PDF page 47, continuing our reading of “Lord Chaitanya’s Mission.” Please see link below.

We will also continue with our new format of comments, questions, and answers at the end. Thank you and Haribol!

http://www.prabhupada-books.de/pdf/Teachings-of-Lord-Chaitanya-1968.pdf

05/23/2021

This just showed up in my "Memories" dated May 22, 2010. Wow, this is when I was first putting the new temple room together. Has changed a bit since then! Haribol!

This just showed up in my "Memories" dated May 22, 2010. Wow, this is when I was first putting the new temple room together. Has changed a bit since then! Haribol!

05/22/2021

Getting ready to read in Bhaktiville. This is what my setup looks like, with Bhaktin Zellie overlooking everything. Haribol!

Getting ready to read in Bhaktiville. This is what my setup looks like, with Bhaktin Zellie overlooking everything. Haribol!

05/22/2021

The Teachings of Lord Caitanya

Hare Krishna! Today we begin reading The Teachings of Lord Caitanya. We are reading from the original edition, 1968. Please see link below.

http://www.prabhupada-books.de/pdf/Teachings-of-Lord-Chaitanya-1968.pdf

05/15/2021

Hare Krishna, my dear friends. We've finished reading "The Teachings of Queen Kunti." What a great series of lectures from Srila Prabhupada. It was a deep dive into the meaning and background of her relationship, and ours, with Sri Krishna.

The next books we will be reading are these: The Teachings of Lord Caitanya, the Vaishnava Songbook, and then the Nectar of Devotion.

If you don't have a copy of the Teachings of Lord Caitanya, here's a link.http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/The_Nectar_of_Devotion-1970_ISKCON_Press_edition-Hardcover-SCAN.pdf

See you next week---always on Fridays, always at 6pm SLT (Pacific time), always sublime. Hare Krishna!

Hare Krishna, my dear friends. We've finished reading "The Teachings of Queen Kunti." What a great series of lectures from Srila Prabhupada. It was a deep dive into the meaning and background of her relationship, and ours, with Sri Krishna.

The next books we will be reading are these: The Teachings of Lord Caitanya, the Vaishnava Songbook, and then the Nectar of Devotion.

If you don't have a copy of the Teachings of Lord Caitanya, here's a link.http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/The_Nectar_of_Devotion-1970_ISKCON_Press_edition-Hardcover-SCAN.pdf

See you next week---always on Fridays, always at 6pm SLT (Pacific time), always sublime. Hare Krishna!

05/01/2021

The Teachings of Queen Kunti Continued

Hare Krishna! Today we’ll be continuing our reading of The Teachings of Queen Kunti, a transcription of lectures by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on verses from the Srimad Bhagavatam spoken by Queen Kunti. (Today’s Bhagavatam verse is 1.8.42.) We are reading from Chapter 25—Unalloyed Devotion—on page 187 of the book, or page 207 of the pdf. http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

If you want to listen to the original lecture from Srila Prabhupada, you’ll find it here: in LA, https://krishnakirtan.com/pmp3/voice/SB_1-08-42_LA_1973-05-04_How_Not_to_Be_in_the_Material_World.mp3
Or in Mayapur: https://vanisource.org/wiki/741022_-_Lecture_SB_01.08.42_-_Mayapur

04/24/2021

Teachings of Queen Kunti Continued

Hare Krishna! Today we’ll be continuing our reading of The Teachings of Queen Kunti, a transcription of lectures by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on verses in the Srimad Bhagavatam spoken by Queen Kunti. (Today’s Bhagavatam verse is 1.8.41.) We are reading from Chapter 24—Cutting Off Ties of Affection—on page 177 of the book, or page 198 of the pdf. http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

If you want to listen to the original lecture from Srila Prabhupada, you’ll find it here: https://prabhupadabooks.com/classes/sb/1/8/41/los_angeles/may/03/1973?d=1

[04/24/21]   Hare Krishna. So sorry, we’re running behind schedule tonight. We should be starting soon, stay tuned.

04/17/2021

The Teachings of Queen Kunti continued

Hare Krishna! Today we’ll be continuing our reading of The Teachings of Queen Kunti, a transcription of lectures by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on verses in the Srimad Bhagavatam spoken by Queen Kunti. (Today’s Bhagavatam verse is 1.8.40.) We are reading from Chapter 23—Natural Prosperity—on page 169 of the book, or page 191 of the pdf. http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

If you want to listen to the original lecture from Srila Prabhupada, you’ll find it here: https://prabhupadavani.org/transcriptions/730502sbla/

04/03/2021

The Teachings of Queen Kunti Continued

Hare Krishna! Today we’ll be continuing our reading of The Teachings of Queen Kunti, a transcription of lectures by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on verses in the Srimad Bhagavatam spoken by Queen Kunti. We are reading today from Chapter 21—What is our Actual Value?—on page 153 of the book, or page 177 of the pdf. http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

If you want to listen to the original lecture from Srila Prabhupada, you’ll find it here: https://vanisource.org/wiki/730430_-_Lecture_SB_01.08.38_-_Los_Angeles

03/27/2021

Teachings of Queen Kunti Continued

Hare Krishna! Today we’ll be continuing our reading of The Teachings of Queen Kunti, a commentary by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on verses in the Srimad Bhagavatam spoken by Queen Kunti. We are reading today from Chapter 20—Full Surrender—on page 147 of the book, or page 171 of the pdf. http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

If you want to listen to the original lecture from Srila Prabhupada, you’ll find it here: https://vanisource.org/wiki/730429_-_Lecture_SB_01.08.37_-_Los_Angeles

Category:Lectures - Queen Kunti Series - Vanisource 03/24/2021

Category:Lectures - Queen Kunti Series - Vanisource

Hare Krishna. Oh! Look what I found, all of the lectures that make up the book "The Teachings of Queen Kunti." You can hear Srila Prabhupada giving the classes that were transcribed for the book. Great stuff! https://vanisource.org/wiki/Category:Lectures_-_Queen_Kunti_Series

Category:Lectures - Queen Kunti Series - Vanisource

03/20/2021

The Teachings of Queen Kunti Continued

Hare Krishna! Today we’ll be continuing our reading of The Teachings of Queen Kunti, a commentary by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on verses in the Srimad Bhagavatam spoken by Queen Kunti. We are reading today from Chapter 19—Crossing Beyond Illusion’s Currents—on page 139 of the book, or page 163 of the pdf. http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

03/13/2021

The Teachings of Queen Kunti

Hare Krishna! Today we’ll be continuing our reading of The Teachings of Queen Kunti, a commentary by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on verses in the Srimad Bhagavatam spoken by Queen Kunti. We are reading today from Chapter 18—Liberation from Ignorance and suffering—on page 129 of the book, or page 154 of the pdf. http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

03/06/2021

The Teachings of Queen Kunti Continued

Hare Krishna! Today we’ll be continuing our reading of The Teachings of Queen Kunti, a commentary by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on verses in the Srimad Bhagavatam spoken by Queen Kunti. We are reading today from Chapter 17—Lightening the Burden of the World—on page 121 of the book, or page 147 of the pdf. http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

01/23/2021

The Teachings of Queen Kunti Continued

Hare Krishna. Today we’ll be continuing with the story of Queen Kunti. We are reading from Chapter 11, page 71 of the book or page 100 of the pdf. http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

01/16/2021

Queen Kunti continued ...

Hare Krishna. Today we’ll be continuing with the story of Queen Kunti. We are reading from Chapter 10, page 61 of the book or page 91 of the pdf. http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

01/09/2021
01/09/2021

The Teachings of Queen Kunti continued

Hare Krishna. Today we’ll be continuing with the story of Queen Kunti. We are reading from Chapter 9, page 53 of the book or page 84 of the pdf. http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

01/02/2021

Teachings of Queen Kunti continued

Welcome to Bhaktiville and Happy New Year! Today we will continue reading from the Teachings of Queen Kunti, a summary study of Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 1.8.18-42, by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. We are on page 47 of the book and page 79 of the pdf.

http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

12/26/2020

Bhaktiville Temple Reading December 25 2020

Because today is Gita Jayanti, the day the Bhagavad Gita was spoken and the day we celebrate it, we will be reading some of that conversation between Sri Krishna and his friend Arjuna tonight. We will be reading from Chapters 9 and 10. From the pdf file following, it is page 534; if you’re reading from the book, 1972 edition, it is page 441.http://www.bhagavatgita.ru/files/Bhagavad-gita_As_It_Is.pdf

12/12/2020

The Teachings of Queen Kunti...continued

Dasi Lane:http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf We are starting with Chapter 6 tonight. Page 27 in the book or page 61 of the pdf.

11/28/2020

http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

tonight's reading: http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

11/07/2020

Hare Krishna! Last week we finished reading Srila Prabhupada's Krsna Book! Wow, that was so great! Starting next Friday, November 13th, we will begin reading another of his books, "Teachings of Queen Kunti." If you're not familiar with the story, even if you've read it before, I hope you'll join us. There are three options for joining us---come to Bhaktiville in SecondLife, watch it streaming here on our FB page, or watch it later here on FB. It's 30 minutes, every Friday, at 6pm PST.

Here's a short summary from the Introduction: "The tragic and heroic figure of Queen Kunti emerges from an explosive era in the history of ancient India. As related in the Mahabharata, India's grand epic poem of 110,000 couplets, Kunti was the wife of King Pandu and the mother of five illustrious sons known as the Pandavas. As such, she was one of the central figures in a complex political drama that culminated fifty centuries ago in the Kuruksetra War, a devastating war of ascendancy that changed the course of world events." This is her story and how she dealt with all the tumult.

Oh, here's a link to a pdf copy of the book so you can follow along or read it on your own.http://prabhupadabooks.com/pdf/TeachingsOfQueenKunti.pdf

We always like to hear from you, so leave us a little comment. Hare Krishna!

11/07/2020

The Teachings of Queen Kunti. Bhaktiville Nov 6 2020

10/31/2020
09/26/2020

Krsna Book Reading Bhaktiville 9/25/2020

09/19/2020

Krsna Book 9/18/2020

Tonights Reading https://prabhupadabooks.com/kb/2/32?d=1

09/12/2020

Reading Krsna Book 9/11/2020

Tonight we are reading: https://prabhupadabooks.com/kb/2/32?d=1

09/05/2020

Krsna Book Reading Sept 4

08/29/2020

Bhaktiville Krsna Book Reading

https://prabhupadabooks.com/kb/2/32?d=1

07/31/2020

Hare Krishna. Not sure if I mentioned it last week or not, the reading tonight in Bhaktiville is canceled. Happy Jhulana Yatra, Swing Festival, to everyone!

07/28/2020

Hare Krishna! Have you tried to visit us in Second Life yet? If you're stuck inside because of the pandemic restrictions, here's your chance to visit a temple that's virus free! Just download the software from SecondLife (https://secondlife.com/?lang=en-US) to your computer and follow the directions from there. Here's a link to the temple. Hope to see you soon! https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Archers/218/183/28/

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