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Get attached to wife or God?

Get attached to wife or God? »

“What’s wrong if I am attached to my friends, family or the stock market”?

All of them are influenced by time. And if

Chant Hare Krishna and be… ‘Present’

Chant Hare Krishna and be… ‘Present’ »

One of the common challenges facing devotees who chant Hare Krishna daily is the ‘wandering mind’. Devotees regret they fall asleep while chanting

Spiritual lessons from Indian Politics?

Spiritual lessons from Indian Politics? »

As the Delhi election results are out, media is serving out lots of analysis on what went wrong or right for whom? Everyone’s

Carry the magic Japa ROD

Carry the magic Japa ROD »

If I honestly examine my daily chanting over the last one year, I can see that my best Japa happened when I carried

What pleases the Lord?

What pleases the Lord? »

As the incarnation of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Lord teaches us the cardinal virtue of humility- of respecting others and not expecting any

Trapped in the forest of material world

Trapped in the forest of material world »

In the fifth canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, Jada Bharat explains the plight of a living entity trapped in this material world.

He explains

Saying ‘No’ for a bigger ‘Yes’

Saying ‘No’ for a bigger ‘Yes’ »

Saying ‘No’ to the pleasures of this world is one sure way to be an effective leader. How does this principle work? Most

Spiritual life- A razor’s edge

Spiritual life- A razor’s edge »

Spiritual path, especially the path of renunciation, is like walking on a razor’s edge. A slight inattention and you could bleed. Lack of

Don’t trust the mind

Don’t trust the mind »

A few days ago while chanting my japa my mind urged me to take a small break, make important phone calls, and get

The four keys of spiritual gardening

The four keys of spiritual gardening »

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu compared a sadhaka, or a spiritual practitioner to a gardener.

Just as a gardener waters and protects the plants to ensure

How God feels when we struggle

How God feels when we struggle »

As we struggle in our practise of Krishna consciousness, we’d be immensely benefitted if we express our heartfelt gratitude to God.

But have

The helpline when mind abuses

The helpline when mind abuses »

“For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so,

Is Krishna consciousness vague or definite?

Is Krishna consciousness vague or definite? »

“Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion.” (Bhagavad Gita 9.14)

Learning determination from a bird

Learning determination from a bird »

Krishna consciousness gives one the best possible experience of spiritual happiness. However it’s naive to assume that there would be no challenges or

Attitude v/s Power- what’s more important?

Attitude v/s Power- what’s more important? »

What’s more important; having power and control, and attaining perfection or having the right attitude? In fact having the right attitude is in

Give up broken glass for a priceless diamond

Give up broken glass for a priceless diamond »

“Because of my state of complete foolishness and paucity of pious activities, although the Lord offered me His personal service, I wanted material

From faith to determination

From faith to determination »

“One should engage oneself in the practice of yoga with determination and faith and not be deviated from the path. One should abandon,

Facing the Final Exam of Death

Facing the Final Exam of Death »

While reading the first canto of Srimad Bhagavatam today I felt very nourished and also sheltered.Srila Prabhupada has put his heart and soul

A Hare Krishna in the Stock Market

A Hare Krishna in the Stock Market »

By Ananda Vrindavana Dasa (As told to Vraja Bihari Dasa)

I was born in December 1962 to a well-to-do Gujarati family in Mumbai.

Perseverance Pays; So Stay Focussed

Perseverance Pays; So Stay Focussed »

“Those who are on this path are resolute in purpose, and their aim is one. O beloved child of the Kurus, the intelligence

The Pleasure Secrets

The Pleasure Secrets »

We secretly wish we could experience unending pleasures. Especially in the midst of pain caused by our mind, we hanker for relief and

Fight the Philosophy, Love the Person

Fight the Philosophy, Love the Person »

Few days back Govinda Prabhu returned from his two week trip, and he recalled with happiness, his interactions with Mr. Anand Neelkanthan, an

When I Felt Real Happiness

When I Felt Real Happiness »

The only time we can experience real happiness in this material world is when we do some service selflessly; when we expect nothing

Tongue – the Cause of Laziness?

Tongue – the Cause of Laziness? »

I struggled to remain awake during the morning Srimad Bhagavatam class. As Radha Gopinath Prabhu spoke from the beautiful love letter of Rukmini

The Unknown Heroes

The Unknown Heroes »

“On the other hand, if a sincere person tries to control the active senses by the mind and begins karma-yoga [in Krishna consciousness]

The Silent Reassurance

The Silent Reassurance »

Few weeks back was appearance & disappearance  day of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur & Srila Haridas Thakur. Both are exalted, stalwart Vaishnava acharyas

Reincarnation is for real

Reincarnation is for real »

“That which pervades the entire body you should know to be indestructible. No one is able to destroy that imperishable soul.”(Bhagavad

Making the best of the month of Kartik

Making the best of the month of Kartik »

This is the month of devotion and prayers; this is the most special month of Kartik, when Krishna performed delightful and amazing pastimes

Helpless but not hopeless

Helpless but not hopeless »

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope” – Martin Luther King (Jr)

Practising Krishna consciousness helps you become ‘helpless’, yet

Mind Management – Enthusiasm Comes Before Taste

Mind Management – Enthusiasm Comes Before Taste »

It’s so difficult to write although I am aware of the thereupatic benefits of journal writing.

Nothing is easy in this world; that’s

The Subtle Enemy of False Pride

The Subtle Enemy of False Pride »

“The spirit soul bewildered by the influence of false ego thinks himself the doer of activities that are in actuality carried out

Learning to walk in Spiritual life

Learning to walk in Spiritual life »

The path of Bhakti calls upon sincere practitioners to take shelter of god through chanting of the Holy Names. To some this appears

From the temporary to eternal

From the temporary to eternal »

Adults may mock at little children playing with toys. A grown up man may dismiss the childish proclivities-“these are temporary toys after all”-while

Make Married Life Spiritual

Make Married Life Spiritual »

To get married is easy, to stay married to the same person is difficult and to stay happily married to the same person

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

Does anyone love me?

Does anyone love me? »

“O lotus-eyed Lord, as baby birds that have not yet developed their wings always look for their mother to return and feed them,

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

Feeling dependent on Krishna

Feeling dependent on Krishna »

“O my Lord, You have executed all duties Yourself. Are you leaving us today, though we are completely dependent on Your mercy and

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

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