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Faith and Knowledge
June 9, 2016 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Faith and Knowledge

Faith unlocks the potential for knowledge, the potential for knowledge inspires our practice, our practice kindles the fire of realized knowledge, and the illumination radiating from that fire deepens our faith; the process comes full circle.

Hall of Mirrors
June 2, 2016 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Hall of Mirrors

Some see the ashram as an asylum for the troubled, while others see simply a paradise on earth. What is common to both groups is that they consist mostly of people who have never actually set foot in an ashram.

To Err Is Human
May 23, 2016 – 12:33 am | 9 Comments
To Err Is Human

To err is human. To err is inevitable for all, being not perfect. Still, no one wants to remain imperfect. There is an element within all that is animate that tends towards perfection. If it were not so, we would feel no want at all.

How Does The Human Brain Create Consciousness?
May 16, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
How Does The Human Brain Create Consciousness?

Does the brain create consciousness? I’m not so sure. At the very least, I know that no neuroscientist has caught the brain “red-handed” in the act of creating consciousness.

Is the World Living or Dead?
May 12, 2016 – 2:05 am | No Comment
Is the World Living or Dead?

Reality eludes all efforts to reduce it too much, or to use only formalisms to describe it. It seems to be trying to tell the scientists who will listen that things in connection with one another, evolving in time, are not just different in scale from things studied in isolation but fundamentally different in kind.

Srila Prabhupada and His Vaisnavi Disciples
May 8, 2016 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
Srila Prabhupada and His Vaisnavi Disciples

Women in Krsna consciousness are an intricate, essential part of Srila Prabhupada’s legacy.

Remembering Who I Am: The Nature of Self
April 28, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Remembering Who I Am: The Nature of Self

It seems almost a paradox of sorts to finds such joy at the realization of the prospect of being something the material world would think less of you for being—a servant.

Why is Life in the First Person?
April 25, 2016 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
Why is Life in the First Person?

You will never really know what it is like to be me and I will never really know what it is like to be you.

A Year Without Resolutions
March 28, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
A Year Without Resolutions

As I saw at the monk’s quiet, simple lives in comparison to my hectic, rushed one, I began reading about the teachings that guided their community. I discovered not only a new way of praying, but a new way of living.

Jaya Sri Nityananda Rama!
February 20, 2016 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Jaya Sri Nityananda Rama!

Nityananda Prabhu traveled throughout Bengal making his humble appeal: “Give all your attention to Gauranga and you will be benefited beyond expectation. This is my request to you.”

Daring to Defy Darwin
February 15, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Daring to Defy Darwin

“Traditional reductionist views of science, with their focus on ‘bottom-up’ mechanisms, do not suffice in the quest to understand top-down and circular causality and a world of nested processes.”