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Srila Prabhupada’s human teachings – Part 1

Srila Prabhupada’s human teachings – Part 1 »

Srila Prabhupada challenged us to raise our consciousness – he wanted us to see the larger picture of life that is beyond our

Lessons on a train journey – Part 3

Lessons on a train journey – Part 3 »

During another journey, I met Vasudev, a coast guard officer. I wondered how his job was different from that of a naval officer.

Lessons on a train journey – Part 2

Lessons on a train journey – Part 2 »

“Oh that would be dishonest, isn’t it?” he humbly protested. “I am simply an attendant, a private employee who takes care of the

Lessons on a train journey – Part 1

Lessons on a train journey – Part 1 »

Modern education is not synonymous with human culture or healthy value systems. I have heard of a highly educated MBA grad from the

Is philosophy better than being practical? – Part 4

Is philosophy better than being practical? – Part 4 »

In our world of tragedies and horrors, we seek to achieve success that’s as fleeting as water on a lotus leaf. Instead, when

Is philosophy better than being practical? – Part 3

Is philosophy better than being practical? – Part 3 »

Seeking substance to develop our inner lives

The more things change in this world, the more we need to embrace the changeless within-

Is philosophy better than being practical? – Part 2

Is philosophy better than being practical? – Part 2 »

Many intelligent teachers, therefore, seek to connect past literature to modern times; they help students move from the known to the unknown; from

Is philosophy better than being practical? – Part 1

Is philosophy better than being practical? – Part 1 »

“Keep your eyes on the stars but remember to keep your feet on the ground.”

–    Theodore Roosevelt (President of the USA during the

CONNECT AND CONTRIBUTE

CONNECT AND CONTRIBUTE »

CONNECT AND CONTRIBUTE

By Venugopal. Acharya (Vraja Bihari das) In one of Shakespeare’s most powerful soliloquies, Hamlet, struggling with his private thoughts, asks

Life v/s Wealth – what’s more important?

Life v/s Wealth – what’s more important? »

As soon as the lockdown was announced, many skeptics asked, “This will adversely affect the daily wage earners. How can you be so

How will the Ramayana re- telecast on Doordarshan help?

How will the Ramayana re- telecast on Doordarshan help? »

When we lead a life centered on ‘my enjoyment ‘ and ‘my goals’ we eventually hit the road block of suffering. What we

From Jokes to Prayers

From Jokes to Prayers »

Flash back to early 20th century – When the Titanic – the ship that even ‘God could not sink’ hit the iceberg, passengers,

PATIENCE and DISCIPLINE- A need of the hour

PATIENCE and DISCIPLINE- A need of the hour »

While reading the 74th chapter of Aranya Khand of Ramayana (as a preparation for the upcoming Ramanavami), I discovered two principles of successful

Relief from the hunting game of Covid 19

Relief from the hunting game of Covid 19 »

Strange insects are buzzing by. Ants of many sizes rush on the floor; some seek shelter on my dhoti and others – so

From Spiritual to being Human – Part 2

From Spiritual to being Human – Part 2 »

Although it’s crucial we don’t drown ourselves in commonplace glooms of this world, to deny them is the other extreme of inauthenticity. It’s

Beg V/s Bargain

Beg V/s Bargain »

To live successfully in this world and in our relationships with other humans, we think we need to negotiate, bargain, be diplomatic, control,

From Spiritual to being Human – Part 1

From Spiritual to being Human – Part 1 »

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.”

          –    Nicholas Sparks (American novelist and screenwriter)

Some time

WHAT DID THE VIRUS SAY

WHAT DID THE VIRUS SAY »

Reduce relax and release I heard the virus say Slow down your life now There is no other way

you’ll win the

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 5

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 5 »

Examples from Vedic scriptures

For Bhakti Yoga practitioners, the best part is we have a personal God named Krishna as our best friend

21-day lockdown – Day 3

21-day lockdown – Day 3 »

Modi said the government had drawn ‘Lakshman Rekha’ – the line of Lakshman who told mother Sita to stay safe within her cottage

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 4

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 4 »

Some people, especially victims of abuse, are put-off when they hear we need Acceptance to find peace. You could, if you so desire,

21-day lockdown – Day 2

21-day lockdown – Day 2 »

“One should not be disturbed by the tricks of eternal Time….”

Srila Prabhupada

I heard Prince Charles tested positive and immediately realized how

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 3

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 3 »

Sounds abstract? Do you wish you could get more clarity?

A case study

During our daily meditation session, my mind wanders. Ironically, this

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 2

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 2 »

You may wonder if he wasn’t aware all these years of the problem harassing him. He surely knew, but before the practice of

My Reflection on 21 days’ lockdown

My Reflection on 21 days’ lockdown »

I took life for granted. I thought my freedom was always available. Now I am exposed – am I really a free bird