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The Way of Devotion
July 24, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Way of Devotion

The path of pure devotion is not about acquiring anything other than devotion itself. It is thus to be executed for its own improvement. It is a spiritual and thus eternal means to a spiritual end.

Unconditional Service
July 23, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Unconditional Service

Go forward in your life with the spirit that you are willing to give away this life.

The Role of Repetition
July 20, 2017 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
The Role of Repetition

When we engage in spiritual practice, we have placed ourselves on the stove and turned on the heat. If our practice is halfhearted, then it takes time for that low temperature to transform us. If we practice wholeheartedly, the higher temperature brings us more rapidly to a boil. Either way there is a period when nothing seems to be happening.

On Vaishnava Culture and Customs
July 17, 2017 – 12:33 am | 36 Comments
On Vaishnava Culture and Customs

There is no such thing as Vaishnava dress specifically. It is Indian dress with Vaishnava identification-marks: a specific tilak and Tulasi kanthimala.