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Back to Godhead
September 21, 2017 – 12:33 am | 11 Comments
Back to Godhead

In this article A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada explains his motivation and reasoning for starting his publication Back to Godhead. It demonstrates his deep faith, his awareness of the world around him, and his spiritual affiliations at the time. For these reasons it is a significant historical document.

Yoga and Science
September 18, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Yoga and Science

Ancient Hindus used mathematical calculations to arrive at their sense of time within narratives suggesting a hidden, divine meaning behind the physical world.

Wave of Love
September 14, 2017 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
Wave of Love

Now we are distracted and have many different interests, but if we can put God’s interest in the center, then we shall be able to find that from all directions only good news is coming to us. All waves will carry only welfare to that person who is satisfied with only God and nothing else.

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.

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.

All Rests on Balarama
August 7, 2017 – 12:33 am | 15 Comments
All Rests on Balarama

We owe our existence to Balarama. He is the root of the service ego—bhakta abhiman mula balarama—that underlies the entire lila.

The Line of Sri Rupa
August 3, 2017 – 12:30 am | 9 Comments
The Line of Sri Rupa

Eliminating all other camps, direct service to Radharani is considered to be the highest. Still, there is another point…

Hinduism and Ecology
July 31, 2017 – 12:33 am | 186 Comments
Hinduism and Ecology

Hindu ecology makes us catch our breath and enter into that special moment where our senses become filled, our mind becomes stilled, and we dwell, even if for just an instant, in a state of perfection and gratitude.