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Brahma Gayatri Bhasya
August 28, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Brahma Gayatri Bhasya

Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaja draws out radha-dasyam, the service of Srimati Radharani, as the meaning of the gayatri mantra.

The Joy of Love of Krsna
August 24, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Joy of Love of Krsna

While material joy is selfish and self-centered, the joy derived from love of Krsna is based on sacrifice, giving, and the self-forgetfulness that true love calls for, and thus it constitutes the highest love.

Are Trees Sentient Beings?
August 21, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Are Trees Sentient Beings?

This one beech tree was cut 400-500 years ago by a charcoal maker, but the stump is still alive. The only explanation is that it has been supported by neighboring trees for more than four centuries.

Try to Satisfy Krsna
August 16, 2017 – 12:33 am | 11 Comments
Try to Satisfy Krsna

Just like a devotee wants to satisfy the Lord in all respects, similarly more than that, the Lord wants to satisfy the devotee. This is the exchange of loving affairs.

Entering the Flow of Lila
August 15, 2017 – 12:30 am | 33 Comments
Entering the Flow of Lila

Suffice to say that God plays. God celebrates himself and thus dances out of fullness. The nature of his static (unchanging/passive) reality is that it is simultaneously dynamic (active).

On Adhikaris and Bhagavatas
August 10, 2017 – 12:30 am | 4 Comments
On Adhikaris and Bhagavatas

There is widespread confusion in the Western Gaudiya Vaishnava world concerning the term adhikari.