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Culture of Respect- a detail or crucial?

Culture of Respect- a detail or crucial? »

“Azam Khan, a respected leader of Samajwadi party calls RSS leaders as homosexual” read the Zee News headlines.  Tejaswi Yadav, the deputy chief

Spiritual happiness – how much does it cost?

Spiritual happiness – how much does it cost? »

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch”– Milton Friedman (title of a 1975 book)

Spiritual life too has a price tag.

How Journal writing could save your life

How Journal writing could save your life »

It’s critical for us to connect to our inner selves. Life throws challenges that only grow bigger by the day. And it manifests

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

Learning from a donkey

Learning from a donkey »

In Indian villages, a donkey is often called as ‘Vaishaka nandana’, a friend of the summer season.

The hot summer dries up grass

Why is Ramayana attractive? –  Part two

Why is Ramayana attractive? – Part two »

Continued from the previous post…

Emperor Dasharat was unwittingly trapped by a sinister plot laid by his favorite wife Kaikeyi who secured from

Why is Ramayana attractive? –  part one

Why is Ramayana attractive? – part one »

A young Indian soldier laid down his life during the Kargill war; his girlfriend/fiancé was just twenty three then. While he became a

Realizations of the rich and famous –part two

Realizations of the rich and famous –part two »

“As a person aggrieved by hunger and thirst is not pleased by the external gratification of flower garlands or sandalwood pulp, I am

Realizations of the rich and famous –part one

Realizations of the rich and famous –part one »

Devahuti said: “I am very sick of the disturbance caused by my material senses, for because of this sense disturbance, my Lord, I

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.

Spiritual Billionaire

Spiritual Billionaire »

Learning lessons of life from spiritual leaders

“People spend money they don’t have, on things they don’t need, to impress people whom anyway

Scientists explain Reincarnation

Scientists explain Reincarnation »

Part two… (Continued from the previous post…)

Dr. Ian Stevenson, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, has extensively investigated numerous reincarnation

Reincarnation – fact or fiction?

Reincarnation – fact or fiction? »

Some years ago, during the third session –Who am I? The science of the soul- of our Journey of Self Discovery course at

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

Returning Home to Freedom

Returning Home to Freedom »

A ten-year-old wonders, “Will Krishna recognize us when we return to Him?”

“Oh, these ropes of desires are strange indeed! A person tightly

Srila Prabhupada – an epitome of ‘Never say die’ attitude

Srila Prabhupada – an epitome of ‘Never say die’ attitude »

Srila Prabhupada was determined to spread the teachings of Krishna consciousness even as his business collapsed, first in Allahabad, and then in Bombay,

God’s Birth-Ordinary or Divine?

God’s Birth-Ordinary or Divine? »

On September 5th we are celebrating Krishna Janmashtami festival, the day the Lord appeared on this planet five thousand years ago.

Many refuse

Meet God’s elder brother

Meet God’s elder brother »

Balaram is the older brother of Krishna. Bala means strength, and Rama signifies pleasure. Balarama gives us the spiritual strength to say ‘No’

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

Developing Fearlessness- Prerana Youth Festival

Developing Fearlessness- Prerana Youth Festival »

God hears our love call; but do we hear His…?

God hears our love call; but do we hear His…? »

Krishna certainly reciprocates with His devotees. Especially those who serve Him selflessly, desiring nothing material in return become an object of His personal

Thinking beyond ourselves

Thinking beyond ourselves »

A devout man dreamt that God always accompanied him in his life. He saw two pair of footprints and felt solaced that God

Are we competing with or cooperating with Krishna

Are we competing with or cooperating with Krishna »

Paundraka was a small time king who began to nurse the thoughts that he was the real Krishna and the Krishna of Dwarka

Power of bad association

Power of bad association »

“A man only learns in two ways; one by reading and the other by association of smarter people”– Will Rogers (American humorist- 1879-1935)

Do scriptures promote a negative view of this world?

Do scriptures promote a negative view of this world? »

“Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable”

Finley Peter Dunne (American humorist and writer, 1867-1936)

No!

But the Bhagavad Gita says

Four R’s- the symptoms of a fall down

Four R’s- the symptoms of a fall down »

Krishna consciousness is attractive, yet one needs to be attentive in his or her practises. Otherwise a life centred on sense gratification lures

The prayer essential- ‘If you desire’

The prayer essential- ‘If you desire’ »

When I joined the ashram, we would have periodic exams from the Bhagavad Gita. Coming from an academic and highly competitive background, I

Relief in summer

Relief in summer »

As the scorching heat of summer leaves us exhausted, I look up at the clouds early morning. A couple of weeks to go

How do we rediscover taste?

How do we rediscover taste? »

“Living beings who are entangled in the complicated meshes of birth and death can be freed immediately by even unconsciously chanting the holy

Does Krishna care for us?

Does Krishna care for us? »

When life treats us harshly, and sufferings lash at us unabatedly, we wonder, “Does God really love me? Does He even know my

The emergency of Krishna consciousness

The emergency of Krishna consciousness »

Tsunamis, Earthquakes and on the domestic front, a loved one leaving you is all potentially possible. Pain and distress cannot be avoided in

Celebrate Krishna’s Gifts

Celebrate Krishna’s Gifts »

“I had no shoes and I complained until I met a man who had no feet” – Wally Lamb (American novelist)

“I am

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