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

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

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The Tolerant Mercy of the Vaishnavas
May 28, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
The Tolerant Mercy of the Vaishnavas

To be humble like a blade of grass is truly meaningful if one feels the towering presence of a tree standing over. Humble before what? Without feeling a tree’s presence above, humility is only a show, fostering one’s ego. Let one be humbled before the lotus feet of a Vaishnava.

Purusottama Yoga
May 24, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Purusottama Yoga

Regardless of how Krishna may have appeared to mundane eyes, seen with eyes of devotion arising out of a fully concentrated meditative mind that is actually paying attention and undistracted in pure yogic objectivity—free from bias arising out of material attachment—his lila carries far-reaching implications.

Nama-Kirtana: The Essence of the Bhagavata
May 21, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Nama-Kirtana: The Essence of the Bhagavata

In bhakti-yoga such absorption in Krishna is best attained by the practice of nama-kirtan. Nama-kirtan is thus the essence of the teachings of the Bhagavatam best exemplified by the spontaneous nama-kirtan of eternal residents of Sri Vrindavana.

Sanga: Sakhya or Madhurya
May 17, 2018 – 12:33 am | 39 Comments
Sanga: Sakhya or Madhurya

Despite the objective superiority of gopi-bhava, the venerable Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami makes it clear the best rasa is the one that is subjectively best for each devotee.