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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 bowls of soup appeared. Problem was, their hands were shaped like unusually long spoons – as they attempted to eat they just couldn’t get the food into their mouth. It was agony! Nobody could

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 our internal self to the opening of the wairua? Hear the unheard, the sound of blossoming roses, the sound of the sun silently kissing the moon across the distant stars, the sound of raindrops dancing under

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 able to see something deeper, see the spirit, the underlying sincerity. We can see the heart. At this stage, we have no enemies, even if others view us as such. Indeed, the Bhagavad-gita explains that

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. I was twenty-one at the time and had been hearing all day every day for my whole life. What was so special about hearing? Then I read that the "hearing" prescribed wasn't meant for mundane

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 living life in front of me in a student campus. Though there were millions of people around me, i still felt an empty space where I was falling in love with life and taking gratitude

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 and offer ourselves a quick fix. Anything to stop the pain, anything to end the suffering, anything to stop the bleeding and anything to make the worst go away. Pick your pill we have got