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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 Miracle of Tulasi Devi

The Miracle of Tulasi Devi »

A young Russian devotee finds shelter and guidance under Krishna’s special devotee plant. Our cultural upbringing can greatly influence us in how

Recharging the batteries

Recharging the batteries »

Celibates at Radhanath Swami’s Radha Gopinath ashram have a day packed with services; many of these services have deadlines and quality control

Western views of celibacy

Western views of celibacy »

While reading ‘Clerical Celibacy: The Heritage’ by William E. Phillips, I noted with interest that the Vedic culture had influenced Western thought

Press the ‘pause’ button

Press the ‘pause’ button »

“There is more to life than increasing its speed”- Mohandas Gandhi

As the machine of our body and mind produces ‘results’, meets ‘deadlines’ ,

The Miracle of Redwood Trees

The Miracle of Redwood Trees »

A spiritualist faces constant challenges; the circumstances around and within are constantly distracting us from our goal. Therefore on the path of

Radhanath Swami at his Poetic Best

Radhanath Swami at his Poetic Best »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) would often be lonely but used this opportunity to connect to God through prayer and meditation. I liked

Living in harmony with mother Earth

Living in harmony with mother Earth »

Near McLeod Ganja, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) lived in a cave. Richard had the company of a spider and he remembered how

Selfless service attracts all

Selfless service attracts all »

In the company of Dalai Lama, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) felt reverential and also felt like being with an intimate friend. The

Intelligent use of Time

Intelligent use of Time »

After a month long fasting on Ganges Richard (now Radhanath Swami) rejoiced at the prospect of eating some peanuts. However a huge

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