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Movies v/s Reality- what is more entertaining?

Movies v/s Reality- what is more entertaining? »

“Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world”– Jean Luc Godard (French-Swiss film director and critic)

James Cameron’s 2009 epic science fiction

Remove the ‘clouds’ of inattention

Remove the ‘clouds’ of inattention »

Can the fleeting clouds ever cover the dazzling sun? No, still to our vision the sight and effect of the sun can be

Rewards of chanting Hare Krishna

Rewards of chanting Hare Krishna »

Today I chanted extra japa and felt nourished. However a painful realization dawned on me that I may not really want what the

Kirtan ecstasy – utopia or reality?

Kirtan ecstasy – utopia or reality? »

Have you felt bored chanting Hare Krishna but are afraid to confess? Do you find Hare Krishna kirtans and the melodies too long

Freedom from the Mind’s tyranny

Freedom from the Mind’s tyranny »

“For man, mind is the cause of bondage and mind is the cause of liberation. Mind absorbed in sense objects is the cause

No time to chant Hare Krishna? – Part two

No time to chant Hare Krishna? – Part two »

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Given the modern ‘no time’ disease, it seems we are trapped; can we not practise Bhakti Yoga at all.

No time to chant Hare Krishna? – Part one

No time to chant Hare Krishna? – Part one »

“I am really very busy; I have no time to chant and practise Bhakti Yoga. What to do?”

Are we busier than Arjuna?

Get attached to wife or God?

Get attached to wife or God? »

“What’s wrong if I am attached to my friends, family or the stock market”?

All of them are influenced by time. And if

Chant Hare Krishna and be… ‘Present’

Chant Hare Krishna and be… ‘Present’ »

One of the common challenges facing devotees who chant Hare Krishna daily is the ‘wandering mind’. Devotees regret they fall asleep while chanting

Carry the magic Japa ROD

Carry the magic Japa ROD »

If I honestly examine my daily chanting over the last one year, I can see that my best Japa happened when I carried

Don’t trust the mind

Don’t trust the mind »

A few days ago while chanting my japa my mind urged me to take a small break, make important phone calls, and get

How God feels when we struggle

How God feels when we struggle »

As we struggle in our practise of Krishna consciousness, we’d be immensely benefitted if we express our heartfelt gratitude to God.

But have

The helpline when mind abuses

The helpline when mind abuses »

“For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so,

Is Krishna consciousness vague or definite?

Is Krishna consciousness vague or definite? »

“Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion.” (Bhagavad Gita 9.14)

The Pleasure Secrets

The Pleasure Secrets »

We secretly wish we could experience unending pleasures. Especially in the midst of pain caused by our mind, we hanker for relief and

The magic of Saintly Association

The magic of Saintly Association »

One of the greatest challenges for the Hare Krishna chanters is the uncontrolled mind. Practitioners struggle with the myriad desires of the

Removing the poison of Envy

Removing the poison of Envy »

The greatest obstacles on the path of spirituality are caused not by the external challenges posed by the world, but by our

Love- the highest form of fearlessness

Love- the highest form of fearlessness »

A significant, perceivable benefit of chanting Hare Krishna is that the process fills our heart with the quality of fearlessness. The Vedic

Human Being- Rational or Animal?

Human Being- Rational or Animal? »

We often say that human being is a ‘rational animal’.  If you take away the ‘rational’ part, the human is simply an

God- great or sweet?

God- great or sweet? »

The Hare Krishna yogi initially focusses on God’s greatness; however to sustain a life of chanting, he/she also explores the irresistible sweetness

Chasing the illusion; losing the precious

Chasing the illusion; losing the precious »

While chanting Hare Krishna, a spiritualist also examines his own heart; is his or her lifestyle healthy for spiritual practises or are

The safe anchor

The safe anchor »

If you enjoy swimming in an ocean, you would sometimes face huge waves, and as you swim high on them, you enjoy

The Essence of Devotional Service

The Essence of Devotional Service »

Service means to ask- how can I serve you. This is the essence of spiritual life. The ancient scripture Srimad Bhagavatam, assures

The cardinal virtue- Disciple and discipline

The cardinal virtue- Disciple and discipline »

The Holy Names of Krishna are revealed to one who practises spiritual life seriously. And serious Spiritual life begins with the shelter

Happiness- mental or spiritual?

Happiness- mental or spiritual? »

Men struggle to earn millions or work hard at their jobs, yet the elixir of happiness eludes them. And there are others