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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

Feel bad to feel good!

Feel bad to feel good! »

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard

Desire management through Prayer sessions

Desire management through Prayer sessions »

“Prayer is not asking; it’s a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It’s better in prayer to

Happiness lies beyond the self!

Happiness lies beyond the self! »

Most people suffer because they are trapped by their own self-interest. At one end of life’s spectrum we have people who think only

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

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 ‘hearing’ is a fun filled game

When ‘hearing’ is a fun filled game »

Recently I was with two friends trapped in a hotel room; it was raining cats and dogs and we couldn’t go out. We

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

Are you balancing your four needs?

Are you balancing your four needs? »

“Don’t be sweet, lest you be eaten up; don’t be biter, lest you be spewed out”- Jewish proverb

“I am chanting Hare Krishna

Servant consciousness- the hope for mankind

Servant consciousness- the hope for mankind »

Duryodhana was given good counsel by the most influential and wisest men on the planet, namely Bhishma, Vidura, Yudhistir and even Krishna himself.

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

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

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

The ‘No’s’ and ‘Yes’ of Bhakti Yoga

The ‘No’s’ and ‘Yes’ of Bhakti Yoga »

When we are new in Krishna consciousness we are encouraged to somehow connect to Krishna. “You don’t have to give up anything, just

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

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