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The unassuming pure devotee

The unassuming pure devotee »

I consistently observed one special person over thirty five years and was one of his secret admirers until recently when I spoke to

When a monk gets married

When a monk gets married »

A marriage is an expression of two people coming together to share deep emotional bonding centered on service and love. A celibate monk

A Monk on the Battlefield

A Monk on the Battlefield »

We were a batch of fifteen who joined as monks in the Mumbai monastery in 1999, the same year when India fought hard

Walking through the fire of trials

Walking through the fire of trials »

“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials”-Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Roman philosopher of fifth century AD)

Living in

The prayer essential- ‘If you desire’

The prayer essential- ‘If you desire’ »

When I joined the ashram, we would have periodic exams from the Bhagavad Gita. Coming from an academic and highly competitive background, I

Joy of rising early

Joy of rising early »

Life is tough, and daily the mind is up to newer tricks to take us away from Krishna. It conjures up newer schemes

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