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How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 3)

How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 3) »

To handle suffering well we need to discipline our spiritual life. 

When we have a regulated life and we chant, hear and study

How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 2)

How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 2) »

Like Prahalad we need to accept inconvenience of suffering. We can’t circumvent this rule if we want to make any tangible advancement. Of

How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 1)

How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 1) »

The Prahalad- Narasimhadev pastimes teaches us, besides other lessons, the reality of suffering and pain. Just like Prahalad was tortured by his own

Ram- the warrior – Part 3

Ram- the warrior – Part 3 »

Shurpanaka, the sister of Ravana, created ruckus in Ravana’s assembly. She wailed, rolled on the ground, beat her chest and chastised her brother

Ram – the warrior – Part 2

Ram – the warrior – Part 2 »

Ram had come to exile with his wife Sita, said Akampana. She has unparalleled beauty and Ram loves her madly. If Ravana were

Ram – the warrior – Part 1

Ram – the warrior – Part 1 »

Ram’s fierce fighting stunned the Rakshasas- He killed 14,000 of them, including the fiercest trio of Trishira, Dushana and Khara. None of them

Mother- Child bonding with scriptures

Mother- Child bonding with scriptures »

Enjoying the pleasant evening breeze on the terrace of our ancestral house, we sat in silence. Occasionally my mother spoke about a squirrel

Srila Prabhupada’s determination to write – Part 2

Srila Prabhupada’s determination to write – Part 2 »

When describing Hiranyakashipu’s torture of his son Prahalad, Srila Prabhupada wrote about how modern Hiranyakashipu’s are troubling devotees of Krishna in their sincere

Srila Prabhupada’s determination to write – Part 1

Srila Prabhupada’s determination to write – Part 1 »

Srila Prabhupada knew he was racing against time. He was eighty years old and with failing health, he said, he had little time

PATIENCE and DISCIPLINE- A need of the hour

PATIENCE and DISCIPLINE- A need of the hour »

While reading the 74th chapter of Aranya Khand of Ramayana (as a preparation for the upcoming Ramanavami), I discovered two principles of successful

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 5

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 5 »

Your elders at home might have wanted to make you a doctor or they may try to draw some social mileage out of

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 4

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 4 »

While the first two layers are perceivable, the mind and emotional sphere are challenging to comprehend. Yet, we all go through emotional upheavals

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 3

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 3 »

1.    The food body- Annamaya kosha

What you and others see about you is called the food body. It’s the outermost layer of our

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 2

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 2 »

Happiness can be defined in two ways: pleasure, or a more profound sense of fulfillment.  When you gratify the senses – tongue, ear,

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 1

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 1 »

“The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions

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