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Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 2 – Verse 11-30

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 2 – Verse 11-30 »

In chapter two Arjuna accepts the position as a disciple of Lord Krishna and taking complete of Him requests the Lord

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 2 – Verse 1-10

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 2 – Verse 1-10 »

In chapter two Arjuna accepts the position as a disciple of Lord Krishna and taking complete of Him requests the Lord

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1 – Verse 21-25

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1 – Verse 21-25 »

Chapter one introduces the scene, the setting, the circumstances and the characters involved determining the reasons for the Bhagavad-Gita’s revelation. The

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1 – Verse 1-12

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1 – Verse 1-12 »

Chapter one introduces the scene, the setting, the circumstances and the characters involved determining the reasons for the Bhagavad-Gita’s revelation. The

Bhagavad Gita – Introduction to Weekly Audio Classes

Bhagavad Gita – Introduction to Weekly Audio Classes »

Chapter one introduces the scene, the setting, the circumstances and the characters involved determining the reasons for the Bhagavad-Gita’s revelation. The

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

Tragedies- a calamity or an opportunity?

Tragedies- a calamity or an opportunity? »

“It usually takes me two or three days to prepare an impromptu speech”

— Mark Twain (American author and humorist, 1835 – 1910)

God’s form in Koran, Bible and the Vedas

God’s form in Koran, Bible and the Vedas »

“We take the “color” of God and Who is better than God in coloring, (and whose color is better than God’s)?”

(The Holy

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1 – Verse 13-20

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1 – Verse 13-20 »

Chapter one introduces the scene, the setting, the circumstances and the characters involved determining the reasons for the Bhagavad-Gita’s revelation. The

The Divine and Demoniac Qualities

The Divine and Demoniac Qualities »

Following is an excerpt from Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 16 – Verse no 1 – 12 by Vraja Bihari Das.

Krishna say the

The happiness secret- shifting focus from the self

The happiness secret- shifting focus from the self »

“Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness, Have few desires”

Lao Tzu (Chinese Philosopher, 6th century BC)

One excellent way to be miserable is

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

When the powerful are poor!

When the powerful are poor! »

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”– Lord Acton (1834-1902, a British politician and writer)

As the powerful tiger majestically roams

Humility- the right choice!

Humility- the right choice! »

“If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but

Love- blind or evolved?

Love- blind or evolved? »

Indian Prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s sudden visit to Pakistan to wish a happy birthday to his Pak counterpart has left the country

From the ‘No’s’ to ‘Yes’

From the ‘No’s’ to ‘Yes’ »

“Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in”

– Shannon L. Alder

As young devotees we hear about

A billionaire taxi driver!!

A billionaire taxi driver!! »

The drive to the station took unusually long thanks to the incorrigible Mumbai traffic. “Pardon me for asking you, you are a monk

Bhakti- what after the honeymoon?

Bhakti- what after the honeymoon? »

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope”– Maya Angelou (1928-2014,

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,

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