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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

Can external achievement give inner fulfilment?

Can external achievement give inner fulfilment? »

No!

This is one of the biggest illusions that humanity has been chasing since millenniums. People diligently strive for possessions, positions and popularity

Deity worship- what’s in it for me?

Deity worship- what’s in it for me? »

Deity worship has immense benefits for a devotee struggling to practise Krishna Consciousness.

The distractions and temptations are many, and so are the

An error of judgement

An error of judgement »

‘We judge often, and love seldom’, I saw this quote outside a temple as we drove back after our weekly outreach programme. The