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
Some people ask, “Sex is a natural bodily function; why is spiritual life against sex?” Spiritual life is not against the natural bodily function of sex, but rather it is against the unnatural aggravation of that bodily function in a hyper-sexualised
When I give talks and speak to people on relationships, they often wonder and ask me how a monk can know about relationships, especially as monks don’t have girlfriends. Well, actually I have a lot of friends. A LOT. I just