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Changing Your Angle of Vision
January 1, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Changing Your Angle of Vision

Spiritual life is about change. It is about changing the angle from which we view ourselves and the world around us.

Buddhism and the Self
December 28, 2017 – 12:33 am | 28 Comments
Buddhism and the Self

“Many have interpreted anatta to be a metaphysical assertion that there is no self, but I argue that this is mistaken.”

Is Krishna Unfair to Us?
December 21, 2017 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
Is Krishna Unfair to Us?

By practicing sadhana-bhakti, the jiva becomes imbued with the svarupa-sakti, as a combination of its hladini and samvit aspects, descending into the heart of the jiva. Attaining svarupa-siddhi, the jiva becomes immersed in the endless ocean of unlimited bliss full of prema-bhakti.

Gopi Vastra-harana Lila: Part Two
December 14, 2017 – 12:33 am | 6 Comments
Gopi Vastra-harana Lila: Part Two

Krishna asked the girls to wear only their smile as they came out of the water. Similarly, we should never begrudge one who asks us to bare our soul.

How to Find Your Guru
December 11, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
How to Find Your Guru

Whose instructions and impressions do you find to satisfy the innermost demand of your heart? Then, you are to select there. You are to decide that such deep, such spacious, such sweet, instructive waves are coming from a particular place and that they will be wholesome for you.

Gopi Vastra-harana Lila: Part One
December 4, 2017 – 12:33 am | 16 Comments
Gopi Vastra-harana Lila: Part One

Some people worship the right person for the wrong thing, others the wrong person for the right thing. However, If we worship Krishna for any reason, we will ultimately attain love of Krishna.

From Selfishness to Selfless Love of God in Bhagavad-gita’s First Verse
November 27, 2017 – 12:33 am | 8 Comments
From Selfishness to Selfless Love of God in Bhagavad-gita’s First Verse

Krsna and Arjuna discuss dharma from a number of angles, ranging from conventional concepts of dharma, such as karma kanda and varnasrama dharma, to the ultimate dharma, which is love of God, Krsna prema.

The Beauty of Competition and Interdependence
November 23, 2017 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
The Beauty of Competition and Interdependence

Opposition draws more energy into the work. So, the opposition is not supposed to be minimized but it helps to enhance the energy and carefulness observed by all.

Smaranam
November 9, 2017 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
Smaranam

The heart of smaranam is love, for that which we love, we remember. And that which we remember during our life is what our life is about, and it is that existence of ours that determines our rememberance at the final hour of our life, and thus our next life as well.

Cultivating the Self-giving Attitude
November 6, 2017 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Cultivating the Self-giving Attitude

Knowledge does not mean to store so many false incidents and sell them to the world for some name and fame. That is to be given up. But, service—unconditional self-giving—is noble and will take you to the higher, super-conscious region.

Kothaya Go Premamayi Radhe Radhe
October 30, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Kothaya Go Premamayi Radhe Radhe

A song by Gaura Kisora Dasa Babaji.