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The Universal Teacher
February 13, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
The Universal Teacher

Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s 1936 homage to his beloved gurudeva.

A Holy Day
January 30, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
A Holy Day

In the following excerpt from Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Srila Sridhara Maharaja begins to speak about some of the numerous events that make Vasanta-pancami an especially holy day.

Teachers and Masters
January 2, 2017 – 12:33 am | 17 Comments
Teachers and Masters

In honor of Swami B. V. Tripurari’s 63rd Vyasa Puja celebration, the following lecture on the subject of spiritual masters is adapted from a lecture given by Huston Smith in 2003.

The Life of Sri Jiva Goswami
December 29, 2016 – 12:30 am | 9 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.

Are You the Lord’s Handmaiden?
December 25, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Are You the Lord’s Handmaiden?

When the angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she was the bear the Son of God, Mary, a young girl perhaps no more than sixteen, was drawing water from a well. It was during this mundane act in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Nazareth that the most profound decision was ever made: a woman accepted to have God dwell in her.

Maturing in the Faith
December 22, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Maturing in the Faith

There are those times in our lives when God seems distant, even absent from us.

Consciousness: Why Materialism Fails
December 19, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Consciousness: Why Materialism Fails

The most urgent issue we humans face is how we conceive ourselves — whether as complex lumps of matter guided by the so-called blind, meaningless laws of nature, or as creatures who, although physical, are also imbued with something more: consciousness…

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
December 15, 2016 – 12:33 am | 6 Comments
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was dedicated to using the printing press as the best medium for large-scale distribution of Krishna consciousness. He thought of the printing press as a brhat mrdanga, a big mrdanga.

Morning Meditation
December 12, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Morning Meditation

If we can follow this process every day, wherever we are, then we will receive some inspiration and good feelings which we can keep in our hearts.

Resounding in the Heart
October 10, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Resounding in the Heart

The news of Vaikuntha can over flood this mundane world. Vaikuntha is infinite, and this world is finite.

Dutifully Maintaining Srila Prabhupada’s Legacy
September 26, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Dutifully Maintaining Srila Prabhupada’s Legacy

Our Srila Prabhupada wanted every one of his disciples to step up and become Bhaktivedanta.