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We Recognize a Sadhu by Sukrti
July 23, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
We Recognize a Sadhu by Sukrti

“But from the association of the real devotee comes devotion, bhaktis tu bhagavad-bhakta-sangena parijayate and sat-sanga prapyate pumbhih, sukrtaih purwa- sancitaih (Brhan-naradiya Purana) — one can come to a proper guide, a sadhu, as a result of his previous activity.”

Speech of the Spirit
July 19, 2018 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
Speech of the Spirit

In our quest to commune with God, what will be the language of our communication?

Puri Judge in Favor of the Abolition of Hereditary Priesthood at Jagannath Temple
July 16, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Puri Judge in Favor of the Abolition of Hereditary Priesthood at Jagannath Temple

The Supreme Court of India said that it received at least 12 key suggestions from Puri district judge Ambuja Mohan Das for improvement of the functioning of Jagannath temple and convenience of pilgrims. Prominent among the suggestions is the abolition of hereditary appointment of sevaks (servitors).

The Bhagavata
July 12, 2018 – 12:33 am | 14 Comments
The Bhagavata

A student is to read the facts with a view to create, and not with the object of fruitless retention. Students, like satellites, should reflect whatever light they receive from authors.