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No pain no gain

No pain no gain »

Many people want things easy in life; “if I could get a jackpot lottery, I’d be a billionaire overnight” or “How I wish

Resolving contradictions by seeing the bigger picture

Resolving contradictions by seeing the bigger picture »

“Pickles are absolutely prohibited for monks”, declared Krishna dasa, in front of seventy other monks in the ashram. Just then, as if in

Fight the Philosophy, Love the Person

Fight the Philosophy, Love the Person »

Few days back Govinda Prabhu returned from his two week trip, and he recalled with happiness, his interactions with Mr. Anand Neelkanthan, an

Tongue – the Cause of Laziness?

Tongue – the Cause of Laziness? »

I struggled to remain awake during the morning Srimad Bhagavatam class. As Radha Gopinath Prabhu spoke from the beautiful love letter of Rukmini

Encouraging others

Encouraging others »

 “Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.” – Helen Keller

Recently my guru Radhanath Swami

Meeting the emotional needs

Meeting the emotional needs »

Celibates living in an ashram could find life more stressful and challenging than those of men and women living outside and working

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