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Krishna Consciousness

Krishna Consciousness

By Krishna Kumar Dasa
Krishna Consciousness is a podcast initiative by Krishna Kumar Dasa, based on the spiritual philosophy of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as the Hare Krishna Movement. The channel will feature talks on the pastimes of Lord Krishna & His associates, interviews with monks, saints & other practitioners in the society and select readings from the books of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada (Founder-Acharya of ISKCON) and also from the books of his disciples & grand disciples.
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39. Brahma returns
A "moment" after hiding Krishna & His friends, Lord Brahma returns to the spot and is shocked by what he sees. ---- This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 13, The stealing of the boys and calves by Brahma. Artwork: BBT
02:01
November 22, 2020
38. Lord Balaram gets curious
After Brahma, now Lord Balaram gets curious! Everyone is perplexed when Krishna is around :) ---- This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 13, The stealing of the boys and calves by Brahma. Background music: Birds in the forest with stream (1454157) from https://www.salamisound.com/ Artwork: BBT
02:10
October 18, 2020
37. Brahma gets curious
Lord Brahma wants to join in the action with Krishna and decides to trick the Supreme Lord.Not sure if that was a good idea though. ---- This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 13, The stealing of the boys and calves by Brahma. Background music: Birds in the forest with stream (1454157) from https://www.salamisound.com/ Artwork: BBT
02:30
October 4, 2020
36. Krishna starts His picnic
It was finally time for Krishna and His friends to have a picnic. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 13, The stealing of the boys and calves by Brahma. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:47
September 27, 2020
35. Krishna and friends approach Aghasura
They knew it was dangerous to do so, but they enter the wide open mouth of the snake anyway. They had confidence Krishna would save them if there was any trouble. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 12, The Killing of the Aghasura Demon. Cover image: (c) BBT
02:38
September 6, 2020
34. Aghasura gets ready to meet Krishna
Krishna plans a picnic and another demon gets ready for trouble. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 12, The Killing of the Aghasura Demon. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:50
August 30, 2020
33. A giant heron attacks Krishna
Just when everything was peaceful, a big bird attacks Krishna! This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 11, Killing the Demons Vatasura and Bakasura. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:37
August 23, 2020
32. Krishna and friends become calf-boys
The boys start their training early in life to be cowherd men.  This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 11, Killing the Demons Vatasura and Bakasura. Cover image: (c) GOPAL KRISHNA | Artist: Vasudeva Krishna das | http://careforcows.org/
01:16
August 16, 2020
31. The elders decide to leave
The cow herding families of Gokul began to get worried about the ongoing dangers and decided to take action to safe guard their families. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 11, Killing the Demons Vatasura and Bakasura. Cover image: (c) "Vrindhavana" by Visvambara (https://www.deviantart.com/visvambhara/art/Vrindavana-416869201)
01:46
August 9, 2020
30. Krishna avoids going back home
Krishna does what children do best - PLAYING! And dislikes most - having to go home when playing! This reading is a super condensed version prepared by the host of this show, and is from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 11, Killing the Demons Vatasura and Bakasura. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:54
July 28, 2020
29. Krishna buys fruits and pays with jewels
Probably the first time, Lord Krishna went out shopping and the one who profited the most was the seller! This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 11, Killing the Demons Vatasura and Bakasura. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:37
July 26, 2020
28. Krishna is found by the fallen trees
The trees have fallen, the demigods came & went, Krishna was still there and now the neighbourhood comes over to check what the commotion was all about. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 11, Killing the Demons Vatasura and Bakasura. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:40
July 19, 2020
27. Prayers of the demigod brothers to Krishna
Once they were rescued from the tree bodies, the demigods offer their appreciation through choice prayers to Little Krishna. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 10, The Deliverance of Nalakuvara and Manigriva. Cover image: (c) BBT
02:49
July 17, 2020
26. Krishna brings the trees down
Just when Mother Yashoda thought that she had taught Krishna a lesson abd brought Him under control, Krishna shows He is capable of bigger mischief. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 10, The Deliverance of Nalakuvara and Manigriva. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:34
July 14, 2020
25. Krishna gets tied up to the grinding mortar
Just when Krishna thought He had saved Himself from His mother, she caught up with Him and there was a punishment waiting for Him too. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 9, Mother Yashoda binds Lord Krishna. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:26
July 12, 2020
24. Krishna breaks the pot in anger
Little Krishna is getting bolder as every day goes by. This time, he gets angry at His mother. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 9, Mother Yashoda binds Lord Krishna. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:29
July 11, 2020
23. The boys complain to Yashoda & she sees the universe again
The boys grow slightly older and they have started to cause trouble within themselves too! But the incident allows mother Yashoda to have a mystical sighting again. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 8, Vision Of The Universal Form.
02:26
July 8, 2020
22. The cowherd women complains to Yashoda
Looks like little Krishna is getting into a bit of trouble with the cowherd women especially over butter.  This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 8, Vision Of The Universal Form. Cover image: Artist Unknown* *We were unable to find who the original artist was of the cover image used on this episode. Please note that the pictures posted on this page are for informational or viewing purposes and they are the property of the copyright holder. We have no intention to violate any copyrights. This podcast does not generate any income. Many of these images are available across the internet on social media channels and also widely shared at other places. If you think you have a copyright on this images which you either do not wish to share to the public or want credits added, please send me a direct message via @krishnakdasa (twitter).
01:53
July 6, 2020
21. The kids cuteness enlivens the neighbourhood
Right from their baby life to little kids, they were incredibly attractive to the residents of Vrindhavana, both by their baby features and their naughty activities also. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 8, Vision Of The Universal Form. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:19
July 5, 2020
20. Krishna and Balaram naming ceremony
Garga Muni, an expert astrologer and family priest of Vasudeva, visits Nanda Maharaj for the naming ceremony of the 2 wonderful boys. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 8, Vision Of The Universal Form. Cover image: (c) BBT
02:38
July 4, 2020
19. Mother Yashoda sees the universe
When Mother Yashoda opened the tiny mouth of her baby son Krishna, she never expected to see something incredible. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 7, The Salvation of Trinavarta. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:13
July 2, 2020
18. Krishna and the whirlwind demon
Baby Krishna faces His second storm in His life but this time its far more dangerous!  This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 7, The Salvation of Trinavarta. Cover image: (c) BBT
02:11
July 2, 2020
17. Baby Krishna knocks over a cart
Just when you thought you could leave Baby Krishna alone for a while, He ends breaking a big cart and causing a commotion. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 7, The Salvation of Trinavarta. Cover image: (c) BBT
02:38
June 29, 2020
16. The elderly gopis protect Lord Krishna
The simple cowherd women (gopis) did what they could do, to protect baby Krishna from any further calamities - depend on the cow & Lord Vishnu. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 6, Putana Killed. Cover image: (c) BBT
02:12
June 28, 2020
15. Witch Putana tries to be a mother
Though Krishna was saved from the wrath of Kamsa, He still had a lot of evil personalities who were out & about to kill Him. The first in the list was an evil witch by the name Putana! This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 6, Putana Killed. Cover image: (c) BBT
03:04
June 27, 2020
14. Vasudeva & Nanda meetup
It's always wonderful when best friends connect after years of seperation. It was the same with Vasudeva and Nanda but their connection was stronger due to the presence of Lord Krishna and Lord Balaram in their lives as their own children. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 4, Meeting of Nanda and Vasudeva Cover image: (c) BBT
02:08
June 26, 2020
13. Residents of Gokul celebrates
The news is out! A baby boy is born in the village of Gokul and the joy of the residents knew no bounds. This reading is a super condensed version by the podcast host from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 4, Meeting of Nanda and Vasudeva Cover image: (c) BBT
01:49
June 25, 2020
12. Kamsa gives the wrong orders
Just when you thought  King Kamsa had a change of heart after having the sight of Durga the previous night, his mind changes when he meets his ministers the next day. Remember - bad association is dangerous to your life! This reading is a super condensed version from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 4, Kamsa Begins His Persecutions. Cover image: (c) BBT
02:20
June 24, 2020
11. Kamsa speaks philosophy
Kamsa did not expect to see Durga instead of the 8th male child. The whole episode left him stunned and he starts to speak life philosophy to Devaki & Vasudev. This reading is a super condensed version from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 4, Kamsa Begins His Persecutions. Cover image: (c) BBT
02:17
June 21, 2020
10. Kamsa meets the so-called 8th child
Kamsa's much anticipated day has finally arrived. The 8th child who would kill him has arrived! But did it, actually? This reading is a super condensed version from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 4, Kamsa Begins His Persecutions. Cover image: (c) BBT
01:46
June 21, 2020
9. Vasudev takes baby Krishna to Gokul in a storm
Almost as soon as a son was born to Vasudev and Devaki, they had to give Him away to someone else. They did it out of pure love. This reading is a super condensed version from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 3, Birth of Lord Krishna. Cover image: (c) BBT (Bhaktivedanta Book Trust) International
01:49
June 18, 2020
8. Lord speaks to Vasudev & Devaki
Once Vasudev and Devaki had a good darshan (look) of the Lord, the Lord began to speak to them about their glorious past and what He wanted them to do next. This reading is a super condensed version adapted from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 3, Birth of Lord Krishna. Cover image: (c) BBT
02:51
June 17, 2020
7. The birth of Lord Krishna
Krishna is here! Finally, after all the backend arrangements by Him, Lord Krishna appears in front of Devaki and Vasudev in Kamsa's prisonhouse. This reading is a super condensed version from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. This pastime is from Chapter 3, Birth of Lord Krishna. Cover image: (c) BBT
02:12
June 16, 2020
6. Prayers by the demigods
The demigods are thrilled about the upcoming descent of the Lord. They offer their heartfelt prayers where Devaki & Vasudev are imprisoned. This reading is a super condensed version prepared by me from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. The length of each episode is about 2-3 mins only. This pastime is from Chapter 2, Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Krishna in the Womb. Cover image: (c) BBT
02:29
June 13, 2020
5. Lord Krishna appears in Mother Devaki
Mother Devaki becomes the residence for the supreme Lord, Sri Krishna. But Kamsa finds out and he is very worried. This reading is a super condensed version from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. The length of each episode is about 2-3 mins only. This pastime is from Chapter 2, Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Krishna in the Womb. Cover image: unknown artist
02:08
June 13, 2020
4. Yogamaya appears
Lord Krishna rolls out one of His plan to prepare for His descent. Firstly, He calls for His principal potency, Yogamaya, to assist Him in a key transfer of a child. This reading is a super condensed version from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. The length of each episode is about 2-3 mins only. This pastime is from Chapter 2, Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Krishna in the Womb. Image: BBT 
02:35
June 13, 2020
3. Vasudev and Devaki thrown into prison
Evil king Kamsa doesn't want to take any chances & has his family imprisoned.  This quick reading is a super condensed version from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. The length of each episode is about 2-3 mins only. This pastime is from Chapter 1, The Advent of Lord Krishna.
02:49
June 13, 2020
2. Kamsa about to kill his sister on her wedding day
A happy day turns into a nightmare when the evil king Kamsa learns who will the cause of his death! This quick reading is a super condensed version from the original book, "Krishna" or "Krsna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. The length of each episode is about 2-3 mins only. This pastime is from Chapter 1, The Advent of Lord Krishna. Cover image: BBT
02:24
June 13, 2020
1. Lord Brahma & Mother Earth goes to Lord Vishnu
Mother Earth is overburdened with military forces causing havoc. She needs help & her well-wishers approach the Lord for help.  This reading is a super condensed version prepared by me from the original book, "Krishna" by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder - Acharya of ISKCON. The length of each episode is about 2-3 mins only. This pastime is from Chapter 1, The Advent of Lord Krishna. Image: NASA
01:35
June 13, 2020