Home » Scriptural Meditations (Page 2)
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

Check your assumptions – part 2

Check your assumptions – part 2 »

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in” 

Check your assumptions – part 1

Check your assumptions – part 1 »

“I suppose it’s tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail” 

The two I’s of God – part 6

The two I’s of God – part 6 »

Despite the towering reputation that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu earned at such a young age, he remained meek and humble. He served others; whether it

The two I’s of God – part 5

The two I’s of God – part 5 »

Once while playing with his friends, he jokingly induced them to chant Hare Krishna. The boys were instantly hooked to the chanting. Meanwhile

The two I’s of God – part 4

The two I’s of God – part 4 »

The miracles he performed during his earthly sojourn include his bringing back to life, the dead son of Srivas Pandit. He also cured

The-two-I’s-of-God-part-3

The-two-I’s-of-God-part-3 »

The foremost Vedic scholar in India during those days was Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya who was the elderly spiritual master of King Prataparudra. The king

The two I’s of God – part 2

The two I’s of God – part 2 »

Mahaprabhu’s intellectual prowess was equally astounding. As a young twelve year old boy, he defeated in debate, the visiting world champion scholar Keshav

The two I’s of God – part 1

The two I’s of God – part 1 »

Around Five hundred thirty years ago, a major cultural and religious revolution took place in Eastern India. God incarnated as Lord Sri Chaitanya

The wrong type of determination –part 2

The wrong type of determination –part 2 »

Now Babur set his eyes on India. At that time the northern India was ruled by Ibrahim Lodi, and those who detested him,

The wrong type of determination –part 1

The wrong type of determination –part 1 »

“But that determination by which one holds fast to selfish results in religion, economic development and egoistic gratification is of the nature of

Feeling God’s presence – part 4

Feeling God’s presence – part 4 »

Despite chanting and worshipping the Lord’s deity form, one may still not experience a loving relationship with God. Then what?

That brings us

Feeling God’s presence – part 3

Feeling God’s presence – part 3 »

The first level of mind’s existence is when we are awake and active. At this stage we perceive the world through our experience

Feeling God’s presence – part 2

Feeling God’s presence – part 2 »

Does this mean our situation is hopeless and we can’t perceive Him at all? On the contrary this is a perfect platform to

Feeling God’s presence – part 1

Feeling God’s presence – part 1 »

“When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of ‘No answer.’ It is not the

Facing tragedies like Vidura

Facing tragedies like Vidura »

“Wear your tragedies like armor, not shackles”–  Unknown

Vidura sincerely served the kingdom of Hastinapura but what was the reward for his tireless

The Unstoppable Lord of the Universe

The Unstoppable Lord of the Universe »

What’s the meaning of the English word ‘Juggernaut’?

‘Unstoppable’

What is the origin of the word?

During the British reign of India, the

Tragedies- a calamity or an opportunity?

Tragedies- a calamity or an opportunity? »

“It usually takes me two or three days to prepare an impromptu speech”

— Mark Twain (American author and humorist, 1835 – 1910)

God’s form in Koran, Bible and the Vedas

God’s form in Koran, Bible and the Vedas »

“We take the “color” of God and Who is better than God in coloring, (and whose color is better than God’s)?”

(The Holy

Learning from a donkey

Learning from a donkey »

In Indian villages, a donkey is often called as ‘Vaishaka nandana’, a friend of the summer season.

The hot summer dries up grass

Why is Ramayana attractive? –  Part two

Why is Ramayana attractive? – Part two »

Continued from the previous post…

Emperor Dasharat was unwittingly trapped by a sinister plot laid by his favorite wife Kaikeyi who secured from

Why is Ramayana attractive? –  part one

Why is Ramayana attractive? – part one »

A young Indian soldier laid down his life during the Kargill war; his girlfriend/fiancé was just twenty three then. While he became a

God’s Birth-Ordinary or Divine?

God’s Birth-Ordinary or Divine? »

On September 5th we are celebrating Krishna Janmashtami festival, the day the Lord appeared on this planet five thousand years ago.

Many refuse

Meet God’s elder brother

Meet God’s elder brother »

Balaram is the older brother of Krishna. Bala means strength, and Rama signifies pleasure. Balarama gives us the spiritual strength to say ‘No’

Power of bad association

Power of bad association »

“A man only learns in two ways; one by reading and the other by association of smarter people”– Will Rogers (American humorist- 1879-1935)

Four R’s- the symptoms of a fall down

Four R’s- the symptoms of a fall down »

Krishna consciousness is attractive, yet one needs to be attentive in his or her practises. Otherwise a life centred on sense gratification lures

Relief in summer

Relief in summer »

As the scorching heat of summer leaves us exhausted, I look up at the clouds early morning. A couple of weeks to go

What pleases the Lord?

What pleases the Lord? »

As the incarnation of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Lord teaches us the cardinal virtue of humility- of respecting others and not expecting any

Trapped in the forest of material world

Trapped in the forest of material world »

In the fifth canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, Jada Bharat explains the plight of a living entity trapped in this material world.

He explains

Attitude v/s Power- what’s more important?

Attitude v/s Power- what’s more important? »

What’s more important; having power and control, and attaining perfection or having the right attitude? In fact having the right attitude is in

Facing the Final Exam of Death

Facing the Final Exam of Death »

While reading the first canto of Srimad Bhagavatam today I felt very nourished and also sheltered.Srila Prabhupada has put his heart and soul

A Hare Krishna in the Stock Market

A Hare Krishna in the Stock Market »

By Ananda Vrindavana Dasa (As told to Vraja Bihari Dasa)

I was born in December 1962 to a well-to-do Gujarati family in Mumbai.

Perseverance Pays; So Stay Focussed

Perseverance Pays; So Stay Focussed »

“Those who are on this path are resolute in purpose, and their aim is one. O beloved child of the Kurus, the intelligence

The Unknown Heroes

The Unknown Heroes »

“On the other hand, if a sincere person tries to control the active senses by the mind and begins karma-yoga [in Krishna consciousness]

Reincarnation is for real

Reincarnation is for real »

“That which pervades the entire body you should know to be indestructible. No one is able to destroy that imperishable soul.”(Bhagavad

The Subtle Enemy of False Pride

The Subtle Enemy of False Pride »

“The spirit soul bewildered by the influence of false ego thinks himself the doer of activities that are in actuality carried out

Page 2 of 3123