Author Archives: Aniruddha

About Aniruddha

President of the Hare Krishna Community in Melbourne Australia, amongst other things.


What is consciousness? It is the effulgence of the soul. It is like the illumination of a lamp. The soul has illumination. That illumination is consciousness. Adapted from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam lecture 7.7.22-26 March 10, 1967 San Francisco

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Hare Krishna Valley Spring Cleaning

The troops have been working on the hot house getting it ready for a spring planting. Beds dug over and topped up with compost. Old plastic stripped with new cover on its way. $500 for a big roll of plastic. … Continue reading

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Dream of Mine

Here’s a dream of mine. I’m not sure if I’m in love with the idea or the reality of cycling this route in one day. Port Augusta to Quorn, then to Wilmington and back around to the Port! Six and … Continue reading

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Kīrtana Noise – what’s healthy? What’s not!

ISKCON News: Kirtan Sound Engineers Raise Awareness About Harmful Sound Levels [Article] The first step is to reduce the number of instruments. In many kirtans, devotees spontaneously pick up instruments no matter how many are already in session. But Dvija … Continue reading

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Testing Open Live Writer

This may be a bit wonky because my system is running low on ram. Open Live Writer is a bit clunky. It is taking a lot longer to open and draw the screen which may not be its fault. I’ve … Continue reading

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We are now in Australia…

We are now in Australia and I am very glad to report to you that everything is going extremely well here, and I am much satisfied with the progress being made in western countries like Australia. Now in India you … Continue reading

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Testing Net Writer

Last time I tried this blog posting tool I couldn’t get it to connect to my WordPress blog. We are thinking of moving all our webpages to WordPress. Being able to write for them in one app is a real … Continue reading

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Health Scare

Few Clouds, 11°C Acintya Rūpa had a bit of a health scare yesterday, with severe chest pain adjacent to her heart. On the advice of her doctor she went to the Alfred Hospital Emergency Unit to have it checked. The … Continue reading

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Search in

The search function is now available on No more switching between and Check it out. Here’s something I found today. Actually, every Indian is Kṛṣṇa conscious. Sometimes they ask me in foreign countries that “How many Kṛṣṇa … Continue reading

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Bhakti in the blood!

I’ve always had the idea that Prabhupāda said, somewhere, that Indians have bhakti in their blood. I found the reference today in a lecture. bhārata-bhūmite manuṣya-janma haila yārajanma sārthaka kari’ kara para-upakāra [Cc. Ādi 9.41] This is service. Especially it … Continue reading

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