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The Bhagavata and Bhaktivinoda
September 22, 2018 – 12:33 am | 88 Comments
The Bhagavata and Bhaktivinoda

Bhaktivinoda sought to revive and continue that tradition of enlightened reform exemplified by Caitanya, whose message of bhakti to Krishna challenged caste barriers and brought the Bhagavatam forward as the “ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic knowledge.”

Her Divine Appearance
September 16, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Her Divine Appearance

She first opened Her eyes and saw Krishna. This is lila: eternal incidents, events, repeated in a particular way a like drama.

Truth and Beauty
September 13, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Truth and Beauty

The quest for the beauty of the world no doubt must be balanced with the harsh truth—the knowledge—of its ephemeral nature. But there must be more to truth than this if it is to save us.

Krishna’s Supernatural Birth
September 3, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Krishna’s Supernatural Birth

Krishna, a spiritual body, came and showed himself being born physically. It was an imitation, a show, like a drama or a play.

Haladhara and His Horn
August 23, 2018 – 12:33 am | 7 Comments
Haladhara and His Horn

With his buffalo horn, he leads the world of divine service and with his plow he prepares the field of our heart where the seed of that seva is first planted.

Sri Rupa’s Lotus Feet
August 20, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Sri Rupa’s Lotus Feet

Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Goswami Maharaja explains Srila Narottama Thakura’s prayers to Sri Rupa.
Sri Rupa Manjari is considered to be the leader of all of the manjaris in the camp of Radharani. The manjaris …

Be Like Water
August 16, 2018 – 12:33 am | 7 Comments
Be Like Water

Every day we should be living for movement on the inner landscape; every day, practice in such a way that you are more eager for spiritual progress. Then you will be able to gravitate towards the essence, the heart of the whole thing: to be a devotee of Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

What Is Jnana?
August 13, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
What Is Jnana?

Atma, by its proximity, infuses consciousness into the citta, the mind, which comes in contact with sense organs, which in turn contact the sense objects.

Following in the Footsteps
July 26, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Following in the Footsteps

Instead of a footprint of exploitation, the guide leaves a trail of divine service, that we may follow in the footsteps and find our way home.

We Recognize a Sadhu by Sukrti
July 23, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
We Recognize a Sadhu by Sukrti

“But from the association of the real devotee comes devotion, bhaktis tu bhagavad-bhakta-sangena parijayate and sat-sanga prapyate pumbhih, sukrtaih purwa- sancitaih (Brhan-naradiya Purana) — one can come to a proper guide, a sadhu, as a result of his previous activity.”

Speech of the Spirit
July 19, 2018 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
Speech of the Spirit

In our quest to commune with God, what will be the language of our communication?