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Where is Krishna?
January 4, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Where is Krishna?

He is always with you, but still, He is not with you at all.

Christ, Krishna, Caitanya
December 25, 2017 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Christ, Krishna, Caitanya

Within the Krishna conception we find Sri Krishna Caitanya, the sacrificing half of the equation of love, Krishna endowed with Radha’s love for himself. In this manifestation of the Krishna conception we also find “the way” personified. Sri Krishna Caitanya did not die on the cross, but he did forego the love of Visnupriya.

The Life of Sri Jiva Goswami
December 18, 2017 – 12:30 am | 10 Comments
The Life of Sri Jiva Goswami

Sri Jiva turned his back on this illusory world to tell us of another, which, as it turns out, is no more than this world when viewed through eyes anointed with divine love.

Jaya Sri Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami
December 6, 2017 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Jaya Sri Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami

“I was astonished to see him chanting the entire Ratha-yatra chapter from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta continuously from the Jagannatha temple all the way to Gundica.”

Cultivating Surrender
November 20, 2017 – 2:30 am | 35 Comments
Cultivating Surrender

The feeling of dependence is purifying and humbling and is the foundation for treading the path of saranagati.

Why Being Certain Means Being Wrong
November 13, 2017 – 12:33 am | 14 Comments
Why Being Certain Means Being Wrong

Complex decision-making requires we defer the feeling of being right, by tolerating the tension of not knowing, but our innate craving for certainty undermines our ability.

Our Affectionate Guardians, Chapter Two
October 14, 2017 – 12:34 am | 2 Comments
Our Affectionate Guardians, Chapter Two

Chapter two of Our Affectionate Guardians offers a brief glorification of Srila B. R. Sridhara Deva Goswami, written by his beloved godbrother, Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Goswami.

Considering the Mercy of Srila Prabhupada
September 12, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Considering the Mercy of Srila Prabhupada

Considering objectively what Srila Prabhupada did in his lifetime, we can safely conclude that he set the perfect example of sacrificing everything to satisfy Krishna.

Global Ethics for a Global Economy
September 11, 2017 – 12:33 am | 7 Comments
Global Ethics for a Global Economy

Under Ashoka, Afghanistan was a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural state, built on fundamental values of tolerance, nonviolence, and respect for life.

The Myth of Progress
September 4, 2017 – 12:33 am | 8 Comments
The Myth of Progress

Suggesting that a technology represents progress in any meaningful, moral sense would require understanding the values of the people affected by the technology.

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.