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Joy of Self: Revealed Sound
March 20, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Joy of Self: Revealed Sound

The Veda does not claim that by studying its words with our intellect we will know the truth. It is the self-established truth imploring us to take up the means of experiencing the truth ourselves.

The Affectionate Guardian
January 23, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Affectionate Guardian

Although gurus are not God, neither are they to be considered as merely atomic souls bound in the net of material illusion. Gurus are servants of God as are all souls, yet they are servants who have realized the truth of their eternal servanthood.

In Search of Joy
December 5, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
In Search of Joy

We all want everlasting joy, but we are looking in different places for it. The joy we find in this world is fleeting at best. The search for joy is, in reality, the search for self.

Joy of Self, Introduction
November 28, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Joy of Self, Introduction

All of the major traditions of Eastern spirituality and many traditions of the West tell us in so many words that our present individual identity is based on material misidentification and is thereby false. What they do not tell us is that we have an individual identity to realize in transcendence once we have dissolved the false ego.

Proper Mood of a Disciple
November 3, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Proper Mood of a Disciple

Always pray for the mercy of Krsna, the guru, and the Vaishnavas. Remember that progress in devotion depends on progress in humility–that is the art of sadhana.

Sri Upadesamrta: Text One, Part One
October 27, 2016 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
Sri Upadesamrta: Text One, Part One

With illuminations from Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Goswami.

Bathing in the Nectar of Immortality
August 4, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Bathing in the Nectar of Immortality

The limitations of worldly love are not found in prema. Worldly love does not involve the soul proper, nor are one’s material senses and mind ever satisfied by it.

Ocean of Ecstacy
August 1, 2016 – 12:51 am | No Comment
Ocean of Ecstacy

As knowledge of one’s svarupa manifests, one passes from the final stage of sadhana-bhakti into bhava-bhakti.

The Life of the Bride Named Knowledge
July 28, 2016 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
The Life of the Bride Named Knowledge

The highest knowledge that is mature devotion to Krishna is a manifestation of Krishna’s svarupa-sakti.

Firm Faith, Then Taste
July 21, 2016 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Firm Faith, Then Taste

Although God is not responsible for the suffering of material existence, only he can bring an end to it.

Cleansing the Mirror of the Mind
July 18, 2016 – 12:33 am | 8 Comments
Cleansing the Mirror of the Mind

Nama-sankirtana cleanses the mirror of our awareness in a way that involves using our head (su-medhasa) to soften our heart.