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Our Affectionate Guardians, Chapter Two
November 5, 2015 – 12:34 am | 2 Comments
Our Affectionate Guardians, Chapter Two

Chapter two of Our Affectionate Guardians offers a brief glorification of Srila B. R. Sridhara Deva Goswami, written by his beloved godbrother, Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Goswami.

Women of Bhakti and Buddhism: Ending the Silence
November 2, 2015 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Women of Bhakti and Buddhism: Ending the Silence

Women have an amazing capacity for nurturing and compassion that can transform the world.

Pascal’s Wager 2.0
October 26, 2015 – 3:51 am | 3 Comments
Pascal’s Wager 2.0

Hope, and therefore desire, to find a higher meaning and value to their existence by making contact with a beneficent power beyond the natural world.

Magic
October 19, 2015 – 12:46 am | One Comment
Magic

There is no meaning in the objective world because all meaning is derived from the subjective world as perceived from the self.

Is Bhakti Dependent on Indian Culture?
October 15, 2015 – 1:33 am | 25 Comments
Is Bhakti Dependent on Indian Culture?

Why can I not be a devotee of Krishna without subscribing to Vedic or rather Indian customs?

The Possible Messiness of Vapu
October 1, 2015 – 4:02 am | 4 Comments
The Possible Messiness of Vapu

Navigating the personal relationship with the guru is tricky especially with our western conditioning. It seems common that we project our ideal image of what we think a guru is supposed to be.

Our Affectionate Guardians
September 28, 2015 – 12:37 am | 5 Comments
Our Affectionate Guardians

The history surrounding the relationships between Srila B. R. Sridhara Deva Goswami and Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami and his society has been subject to many rumors and manipulation. Our Affectionate Guardians sheds accurate historical light on these crucial relationships in Gaudiya history.

Hope In Hopelessness
September 17, 2015 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Hope In Hopelessness

A poem by Prahlada Bhakta Das

The Perfection of Yoga
September 7, 2015 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Perfection of Yoga

Perhaps the most amazing thing is that if we plan to die a glorious death we will end up having lived a glorious life.

Considering the Mercy of Srila Prabhupada
September 6, 2015 – 5:25 pm | No Comment
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.

The Remnants of Srila Prabhupada
September 6, 2015 – 12:30 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.”