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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.”

Sri Advaita Prabhu
February 13, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Sri Advaita Prabhu

“Then Advaita Prabhu thought, ‘I have to make a plan so I can prove Mahaprabhu’s superiority in relation to myself.'”

Saranagati
February 8, 2016 – 12:33 am | 7 Comments
Saranagati

By Srila B.R. Sridhara Deva Goswami , from The Search for Sri Krishna: Reality the Beautiful.
In his book, Saranagati, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur has explained the Namastakam, eight prayers in glorification of the holy name, written …

When Philosophy Lost Its Way
February 1, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
When Philosophy Lost Its Way

Lost is the once common-sense notion that philosophers are seeking the good life — that we ought to be (in spite of our failings) model citizens and human beings.

Life on Another Level
January 21, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Life on Another Level

When I tell my students about Brother at the monastery in Iowa they listen. They nod their heads in affirmation. “That’s real,” says one.

Sri Jiva Goswami: The Greatest Scholar of Gaudiya Vaisnavism
January 11, 2016 – 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

Into the Heart
January 4, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Into the Heart

Sincerity is most attractive in love. Call out to Krishna, call out to Gaura Nitai—they are an ocean of mercy.

The Tirobhava of Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura
December 28, 2015 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Tirobhava of Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura

“At that time so many disciples from outside flocked together, all pale and weeping, the entire small area was filled with crying, weeping.” — B. R. Sridhara Deva Goswami

Imperfect Offerings
December 17, 2015 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Imperfect Offerings

Our sincerity and faith will catch the Lord’s attention and smooth out any bumps in the road that arise due to our imperfections as we gradually progress. We need only to remain steadfast in our pursuit of Krishna.