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The Magic of Vrindavan

The Magic of Vrindavan »

“As all surrender unto Me, I reward them accordingly. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Prtha”. (Bhagavad Gita 4.11)

Calamities improve spiritual digestion

Calamities improve spiritual digestion »

To be able to digest spiritual subject matters and chant the Holy Names of the Lord with attention and devotion, we need to

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

Devotee v/s device- whose association do you seek?

Devotee v/s device- whose association do you seek? »

At modern times we have some very powerful distractions that take us away from the association of devotees. Earlier we could sit for

Can external achievement give inner fulfilment?

Can external achievement give inner fulfilment? »

No!

This is one of the biggest illusions that humanity has been chasing since millenniums. People diligently strive for possessions, positions and popularity

Deity worship- what’s in it for me?

Deity worship- what’s in it for me? »

Deity worship has immense benefits for a devotee struggling to practise Krishna Consciousness.

The distractions and temptations are many, and so are the

An error of judgement

An error of judgement »

‘We judge often, and love seldom’, I saw this quote outside a temple as we drove back after our weekly outreach programme. The

Krishna’s birth- lesson in selfless service

Krishna’s birth- lesson in selfless service »

Devaki and Vasudeva, the parents of Krishna exemplify love, sacrifice and selfless service. On the wedding day of Devaki, It was foretold

Significance of Krishna Janmashtami

Significance of Krishna Janmashtami »

Krishna took birth at midnight, the darkest hour, to fill our lives with the transcendental light of divinity.  There were also huge

Going beyond a devotee’s externals

Going beyond a devotee’s externals »

Recently I heard of a young devotee-who I knew and disliked for some unknown reason-dying in a ghastly accident. As he was

The hunger for Krishna

The hunger for Krishna »

I recently heard the story of one lady from Ukraine, Kirtidamataji who struggled to practise and preach Krishna Consciousness while her husband was

The Hare Krishna revolution

The Hare Krishna revolution »

Srila Prabhupada’s kirtans at the Washington square park and the Tompkins square park in 1966 created history. Never before Srila Prabhupada did the

The challenge of insecurity

The challenge of insecurity »

When our two brahmacharis, Guru GaurangaPrabhu and ChaitanyaAnandaPrabhu left for Newyork yesterday evening, different emotions began to churn in my heart. I felt

Is peace possible?

Is peace possible? »

Today, during my walk at the pre-dawn hours, I saw a security guard of an ATM centre hurl choicest abuses at a rag

How to please the Lord

How to please the Lord »

Prahalad Maharaj’s prayers are very instructive; they also reveal his deep humility and love for the Lord. Besides, we learn how we

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