What is love? Where is it? And how can we get it? Love, we are told, is all we need. It is the subject of numberless books, songs, films, plays, sonnets, articles, conversations, and advertisements; it is meditated on, longed for,
A Rabbi was once asked to describe the difference between heaven and hell. By a wave of the hand he manifested a vision of hell; a group of hungry, emaciated men sitting at the dining table eagerly awaiting their lunch.
THE POWER OF PRABHUPADA’S ASSOCIATION The quieter we become, the more we can hear. Isn’t this the perfect time in the world to meditate on this wonderful phrase? Though we are in an external lockdown of the world can we unleash
With genuine spiritual advancement comes the capacity and capability to have friendly relationships with one and all. Equipped with spiritual vision that penetrates beyond externals, one remains undisturbed by annoying idiosyncrasies, ideological differences, unpredictable personalities, and sticky character traits. We’re
By Visakha Devi Dasi Why hearing is the first and most important of the nine kinds of devotional service to the Lord? When I first read that hearing is the most important of the nine kinds of devotional service, I was confused.
When I was a university student, I always enjoyed the company of good coffee, a book at a silent and swanky mom n’ pop student cafe. I loved reading while i could take a glimpse at people walking, talking and
Most of the times when we diagnose ourselves with a problem in the material world, we automatically apply a material solution to our worries from our limited material understanding of the matter. We often panic in the emergency of pain
Reflect on these tools as a daily meditation and make the choice to shift your consciousness: Treat everyone you encounter as if the success of your spiritual life depends upon the quality of your interactions with them. Reflect upon the
Unless we ask this essential ‘why’, we will never have the conviction and faith to do it with the proper spirit. Everyone is looking for happiness. For example, when a mosquito bites you, he doesn’t do it to give you malaria;
• The word Bhakti refers to the devotional spiritual consciousness that sacred texts like the Bhagavad-gita refer to as the highest stage of yoga and the true nature of the soul. • Bhakti-yoga refers to spiritual practices designed to bring one to devotional
In this world, it’s unavoidable that we’re sometimes praised and sometimes criticized. While we may like to be praised, we can be shocked when we’re criticized severely. The strong criticism of those who are or were near and dear especially
The vedic wisdom works in a way that often our contemporary scientific knowledge does not work. The scientific knowledge has led to a significant ability to manipulate and control the external world and that is resulted in technology, but the
Many years ago a great Krishna Bhakti teacher, Bhakti Tirtha Swami, penned the following 4 principles of community building: 1. Treat everyone you encounter as if the success or failure of your spiritual life depends on the quality of your interactions with
KOVIDA 2020 #1 COVID to Kovida Latest: COVID has hit 200,000 cases worldwide, triggering over 8,000 deaths. In Sanskrit, the word “Kovida” refers to one who is intelligent, wise and philosophically inclined. To appropriately respond to COVID, we each have to become Kovida.