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Srila Prabhupada – boring or refreshingly original?

Srila Prabhupada – boring or refreshingly original? »

Once a person challenged me that Srila Prabhupada often said he is simply repeating what he had heard from his spiritual master

Hearing v/s studying- which is better?

Hearing v/s studying- which is better? »

“The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me, their lives are fully devoted to My service, and they derive great satisfaction and

Is remembering Krishna easy?

Is remembering Krishna easy? »

“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Now hear, O son of Pritha, how by practicing yoga in full consciousness of Me, with

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

Mumbai Passion- A case for compassion

Mumbai Passion- A case for compassion »

“More than ten million travel in the local trains of Mumbai daily!” my friend read out the statistics aloud. As we discussed the bizarre

Vedic culture in Russia- part five- Lion on chase but a lamb at home

Vedic culture in Russia- part five- Lion on chase but a lamb at home »

Continued from Vedic culture in Russia part-4…Potency of Indian temples

Lion on chase but a lamb

Vedic culture in Russia- part four-Potency of Indian Temples

Vedic culture in Russia- part four-Potency of Indian Temples »

Continued from Vedic Culture in Russia Part -3  Miracle of Tulasidevi

Potency of Indian temples

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Vedic culture in Russia- part three- Miracle of Tulasidevi

Vedic culture in Russia- part three- Miracle of Tulasidevi »

Continued from Vedic Culture in Russia Part -2  Beware of Lu

Vedic culture in Russia- part two- Beware of Lust

Vedic culture in Russia- part two- Beware of Lust »

Continued from Vedic Culture in Russia Part -1 ‘I am a Musalmaan’ 

Beware of Lust!!

Vedic Culture in Russia – Part one – ‘I am a Musalmaan’

Vedic Culture in Russia – Part one – ‘I am a Musalmaan’ »

‘I am a Musalmaan’ 

At the outskirts of Moscow, in a town named Eurolova, I stayed in an ISKCON temple for two weeks.

Shelter of God in Orissa

Shelter of God in Orissa »

I recently learnt through a first-hand experience how villagers in Orissa, India, are naturally seeking shelter of God and with a little

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

Be humble or get Humbled

Be humble or get Humbled »

Indra begged Krishna to retrieve mother Aditi’s earrings and Krishna fought a battle with Bhaumasura and helped Indra. Indra profusely thanked and worshipped

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 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 Essence of Devotional Service

The Essence of Devotional Service »

Service means to ask- how can I serve you. This is the essence of spiritual life. The ancient scripture Srimad Bhagavatam, assures

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