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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.

The Purpose of Prayer
May 31, 2018 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
The Purpose of Prayer

Am I correct in saying that it makes no sense to ask God for anything? Am I correct in saying that the method of asking God for anything is flawed?

The Tolerant Mercy of the Vaishnavas
May 28, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
The Tolerant Mercy of the Vaishnavas

To be humble like a blade of grass is truly meaningful if one feels the towering presence of a tree standing over. Humble before what? Without feeling a tree’s presence above, humility is only a show, fostering one’s ego. Let one be humbled before the lotus feet of a Vaishnava.

The Morality of Meditation
May 14, 2018 – 12:33 am | 6 Comments
The Morality of Meditation

if you stop to think about it, there’s a bit of a disconnect between the pursuit of business enhancements and the purpose for which meditation was originally intended. Gaining competitive advantage on exams and increasing creativity in business weren’t of the utmost concern to Buddha and other early meditation teachers.

The Facts About Our Relationship with Facts
April 5, 2018 – 12:33 am | 12 Comments
The Facts About Our Relationship with Facts

“It would seem that expecting people to be convinced by the facts flies in the face of, you know, the facts.”

Dying to Live to Serve
April 2, 2018 – 12:33 am | 7 Comments
Dying to Live to Serve

In pursuing the death of the conventional ego we pursue also the flourishing of the serving ego, which is the gateway to genuine spiritual emotion.

The Key to the Theological Kingdom
March 12, 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.

Must We Learn to Love?
February 12, 2018 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
Must We Learn to Love?

Is love an art? Then it requires knowledge and effort. Or is love a pleasant sensation, which to experience is a matter of chance, something one “falls into” if one is lucky?

The Universal Teacher
February 4, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
The Universal Teacher

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

Sri Nitaicanda
January 29, 2018 – 1:07 pm | 2 Comments
Sri Nitaicanda

After arriving in Nadiya, it was Nitai who started the Gaudiya sampradaya along the Ganga delta. He did so with the help of twelve associates of his own—the dvadasa gopalas. While Gaura had begun his nocturnal school of Krishna sankirtana in the courtyard of Srivasa Thakura, upon his arrival, Nityananda-rama turned the focus from Krishna to Gaura—Gaura Krishna

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.