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When God is afraid – Part 6

When God is afraid – Part 6 »

The learned commentators explain that the ‘two fingers short’ phenomenon as an important lesson for our spiritual practices. The first finger represents our

When God is afraid – Part 5

When God is afraid – Part 5 »

Ajita- Unconquerable

Krishna heard his mother’s footsteps and fearing He’d be apprehended for His mischief and theft, he ran from the spot. Yashoda

When God is afraid – Part 4

When God is afraid – Part 4 »

At this point Krishna became angry- God is mad because His mother stopped feeding Him! We hear God is pleased even with a

When God is afraid – Part 3

When God is afraid – Part 3 »

Krishna was irresistibly attracted to the love of residents of Vrindavan. They loved Him purely and offered everything they had for His pleasure.

When God is afraid – Part 2

When God is afraid – Part 2 »

Krishna is crying and simultaneously rubbing off the tears from his eyes, with his tender, soft hands. In the process, the black mascara

When God is afraid – Part 1

When God is afraid – Part 1 »

“Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisances to Me and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me,

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 5

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 5 »

When Lord Shiva was embarrassed in his moment of bewilderment by the enchanting female form of Lord Vishnu- Mohini murthi, he accepted his

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 4

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 4 »

Mistakes by the good people

Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva, blundered in her judgment by cursing the devotee king Chitraketu. The king

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 3

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 3 »

Demon and devotee redefined

One of the ancient, classic stories in the Vedic scriptures is that of Vritrasura- the demon who rose from

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 2

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 2 »

The unsung heroes

For example, Bhishma is portrayed in the Mahabharata as a mighty warrior who sided with the evil Kauravas. But the

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 1

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 1 »

Srimad Bhagavatam, in contrast to other Vedic scriptures, presents a refreshingly different paradigm on demons and devotees, or the heroes and villains.

We

What’s really precious?

What’s really precious? »

A sage decided to educate an overly attached king on spiritual subject matters. Although God fearing and pious, the king had many material

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 13

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 13 »

Ramanuja acharya desired to worship a special deity form of the Lord called Rama Priya. The Lord revealed to Ramanuja in the dream

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 12

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 12 »

One day when the monks woke in the morning, they found their loin-cloths and towels misplaced. Frantically they searched everywhere and even accused

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 11

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 11 »

Ramanuja acharya saw a young man Dhanurdas infatuated by his girlfriend who was a rich society girl. He was captivated by her beauty,

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 10

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 10 »

On another occasion Ramanuja acharya informed Varadacharya that he would be visiting his house for lunch. However he wasn’t’ at home; his wife

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 4

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 4 »

In the early twentieth century, the wealthy and haughty Dhananjay Mehta from Hyderabad was humbled by Lord Jagannath. He had challenged the priests

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 9

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 9 »

Ghostipurna announced to Ramanuja, “I shall today initiate you on the most powerful, yet a secret mantra. Anyone who chants this mantra will

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 3

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 3 »

Besides the mystical stories, there’s another side to Lord Jagannath too; His loving pastimes and reciprocation with His sincere devotees are faith giving.

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 2

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 2 »

The priceless diamonds and gems used in dressing the Lord are stored in ‘Ratna Bhandara’- a specially guarded and sealed store room. Who’s

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 1

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 1 »

Over the years, thousands of personal experiences of pilgrims confirm that Lord Jagannath reciprocates with devotees who come to Puri with a desire

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 8

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 8 »

Ramanuja acharya cleverly dispatched his wife to her parents’ house in the pretext of an important family wedding. She left for a few

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 7

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 7 »

Ramanuja would humbly enquire from Kanchipurna on various philosophical treatises and the science of devotional service. Kanchipurna would humbly protest, “Oh Ramanuja you

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 6

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 6 »

On arrival, they discovered the great Yamunacharya had already left; his followers surrounded his transcendental body, and cried in grief. Ramanuja felt devastated.

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 5

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 5 »

Ramanuja’s mother seeing the turn of events, suggested he take shelter of Kanchipurna, a devout lover of Lord Varadraj. She reasoned that Kanchipurna’s

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 4

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 4 »

During this time, the daughter of the King felt seriously sick. She was haunted by a ghost, and her fits and pain caused

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 3

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 3 »

Yadav prakash was stunned to see Ramanuja’s clarity and devotion. However instead of celebrating his student’s talent, he felt threatened. He knew he

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 2

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 2 »

The story of Ramanuja acharya begins years before his birth. A stalwart devotee of God (Krishna or Lord Vishnu) named Yamunacharya desired that

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 1

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 1 »

How to love purely, and feel loved by God eternally?

Ramanuja acharya taught this principle over millennia ago.

A foremost teacher of the

A higher taste removes lower taste-part 2

A higher taste removes lower taste-part 2 »

“The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit.”            – Brynt Mcgill

The focus of our

A higher taste removes lower taste-part 1

A higher taste removes lower taste-part 1 »

“Bad habits are like a comfortable bed; easy to get into, but hard to get out of”

 

A friend of mine

In defence of Lord Ram – Part 5

In defence of Lord Ram – Part 5 »

“It is my vow that if one only once seriously surrenders unto Me, saying, “My dear Lord, I am Yours”, I shall

In defence of Lord Ram – Part 4

In defence of Lord Ram – Part 4 »

“For a man, of what use is a rope that is used for tying the elephant, if he is giving away the

In defence of Lord Ram – Part 3

In defence of Lord Ram – Part 3 »

“We have no right to ask the question, ‘why did this happen to me’ unless we ask the same question for every

In defence of Lord Ram – Part 2

In defence of Lord Ram – Part 2 »

“Beauty may leave the moon, Himalayas may become bereft of snow, the ocean may transgress its shores, but I will never violate the

In defence of Lord Ram – Part 1

In defence of Lord Ram – Part 1 »

“No ancient story, not even Homer’s Iliad or Odyssey, has remained as popular through the course of time. The story of Ram appears

General knowledge in Ramayana

General knowledge in Ramayana »

Novels and movies may entertain, but rarely do they impress upon the reader to dedicate his or her life to live by sacred

Values taught in Ramayana

Values taught in Ramayana »

These are too many to be covered in this article. A few that stand out are:

Relationships v/s Money :

The prominent characters

The world-wide influence of Ramayana

The world-wide influence of Ramayana »

When Haile Selassie, the emperor of Ethiopia was gifted with a Ramayana by an Indian sannyasi, he smiled, and said they were all

Hear Ramayana and transcend Time

Hear Ramayana and transcend Time »

A true story:

January’ 1985:

Sam thought it was a queer sight; he felt a strange sensation through his spines. Drawn like a

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