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Consciousness and Dreamless Sleep
December 26, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Consciousness and Dreamless Sleep

Deep, dreamless sleep has long been thought of as a state of unconsciousness, but in a new paper, several researchers suggest that consciousness may not completely disappear when the mind recedes into deep sleep.

Are You the Lord’s Handmaiden?
December 25, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Are You the Lord’s Handmaiden?

When the angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she was the bear the Son of God, Mary, a young girl perhaps no more than sixteen, was drawing water from a well. It was during this mundane act in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Nazareth that the most profound decision was ever made: a woman accepted to have God dwell in her.

Maturing in the Faith
December 22, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Maturing in the Faith

There are those times in our lives when God seems distant, even absent from us.

Consciousness: Why Materialism Fails
December 19, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Consciousness: Why Materialism Fails

The most urgent issue we humans face is how we conceive ourselves — whether as complex lumps of matter guided by the so-called blind, meaningless laws of nature, or as creatures who, although physical, are also imbued with something more: consciousness…

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
December 15, 2016 – 12:33 am | 6 Comments
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was dedicated to using the printing press as the best medium for large-scale distribution of Krishna consciousness. He thought of the printing press as a brhat mrdanga, a big mrdanga.

Morning Meditation
December 12, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Morning Meditation

If we can follow this process every day, wherever we are, then we will receive some inspiration and good feelings which we can keep in our hearts.