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The Key to the Theological Kingdom
October 21, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
The Key to the Theological Kingdom

If one can go through Caitanya-caritamrta in the right way, one will have the key of the theological kingdom in one’s hand.

I Am Being Written
October 4, 2018 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
I Am Being Written

Day by day, as we try to live a life of devotion, we find that something begins to change. We find that within the loving sacrifice of service to Krishna, a new self begins to emerge—an inherently kind, joyful self. In the world of spiritual practice, we are created through service and sacrifice. Here, devotion is the most creative act.

Srila Prabhupada: Saktyavesa and Sakhya-rasa
October 1, 2018 – 12:33 am | 67 Comments
Srila Prabhupada: Saktyavesa and Sakhya-rasa

“After performing this service, he aspires after a life in the cow-keeping lila of Krishna, and he is appreciating that sort of friendly service of Krishna very much from the core of his heart, his aspiration after finishing his worldly preaching campaign.”

Considering the Mercy of Srila Prabhupada
September 24, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
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.

Sri Jiva Goswami: The Greatest Scholar of Gaudiya Vaisnavism
September 20, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Sri Jiva Goswami: The Greatest Scholar of Gaudiya Vaisnavism

Sri Caitanya flowed beautifully yet unapproachably like a great waterfall of love of Godhead. Sri Jiva made a lake out of his ecstasy in the form of Sat-sandarbha

The Remnants of Srila Prabhupada
September 4, 2018 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
The Remnants of Srila Prabhupada

Once the late Sripada B. S. Govinda Maharaja—spiritual heir to the Sri Caitanya Saraswata Math of Srila B. R. Sridhara Maharaja—said of the followers of Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, “We are all living on the remnants of Swami Maharaja.”

Srila Prabhupada’s Dedication and Empowerment
August 27, 2018 – 12:33 am | 23 Comments
Srila Prabhupada’s Dedication and Empowerment

Prabhupada’s empowerment in krsna-sakti was so extensive that Krishna nama would appear on the tongue of even those who simply saw one of his disciples.

The Liberating Embrace of Uncertainty
August 9, 2018 – 12:33 am | 8 Comments
The Liberating Embrace of Uncertainty

These lives we live, surrounded by beauty and horror, profound knowledge and pitiful ignorance, are a mystery to us all. To push that truth away with false certainty, falsely derived from either religion or reason, is to miss our most perfect truth.

Strength in Change
August 6, 2018 – 12:33 am | 18 Comments
Strength in Change

Although I still maintain my conviction and I am forever indebted to those who have helped me along the way, going through two and a half decades of life trials and changes in the association of those I share an intensely purifying and meaningful spiritual relationship with has been my toughest challenge.

Eat, Pray, Kill: The Basic Brutality of Eating
August 2, 2018 – 12:33 am | 40 Comments
Eat, Pray, Kill: The Basic Brutality of Eating

“Is there an ethical argument in favor of flesh consumption? That is, can a meat-eating human find solid moral ground for her more carnivorous appetites?”

You Are Going to Die
July 5, 2018 – 12:33 am | 8 Comments
You Are Going to Die

You are older at this moment than you’ve ever been before, and it’s the youngest you’re ever going to get. The mortality rate is holding at a scandalous 100 percent.