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The Life of Sri Jiva Goswami
January 7, 2019 – 12:30 am | 11 Comments
The Life of Sri Jiva Goswami

Sri Jiva turned his back on this illusory world to tell us of another, which, as it turns out, is no more than this world when viewed through eyes anointed with divine love.

Why should anyone care about Thomas Merton today?
January 3, 2019 – 1:33 am | No Comment
Why should anyone care about Thomas Merton today?

People want “real” Christian models who inspire us by their by their committed struggle in life to keep the faith.

Faith and Femininity
December 31, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Faith and Femininity

By Ananda-mayi dasi, originally published at Ruminate, a place where writers, artists, believers, and seekers share stories, poetry, and art, including the stories and work of those who are nudged forward, backwards, and sideways on the …

Are You the Lord’s Handmaiden?
December 20, 2018 – 12:33 am | One 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.

Christ, Krishna, Caitanya
December 17, 2018 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
Christ, Krishna, Caitanya

Within the Krishna conception we find Sri Krishna Caitanya, the sacrificing half of the equation of love, Krishna endowed with Radha’s love for himself. In this manifestation of the Krishna conception we also find “the way” personified. Sri Krishna Caitanya did not die on the cross, but he did forego the love of Visnupriya.

Ananta Dasa Baba Ji – A Gaudiya Legend Has Left this World
November 14, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Ananta Dasa Baba Ji – A Gaudiya Legend Has Left this World

Babaji Maharaja was the greatest living Vaisnava of Vraja. He was exemplary in his conduct. Whenever I met him, he treated me with so much respect that I felt embarrassed. He would not let me sit on the floor in front of him.

The Yoga of Voting
November 6, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
The Yoga of Voting

On Election Day, yogis vote.

In Praise of the Guardian of Devotion
November 2, 2018 – 12:33 am | 6 Comments
In Praise of the Guardian of Devotion

A brief but affectionate glorification of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhara Deva Goswami Maharaja by his dear Godbrother, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

The Key to the Theological Kingdom
October 21, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
The Key to the Theological Kingdom

If one can go through Caitanya-caritamrta in the right way, one will have the key of the theological kingdom in one’s hand.

I Am Being Written
October 4, 2018 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
I Am Being Written

Day by day, as we try to live a life of devotion, we find that something begins to change. We find that within the loving sacrifice of service to Krishna, a new self begins to emerge—an inherently kind, joyful self. In the world of spiritual practice, we are created through service and sacrifice. Here, devotion is the most creative act.

Srila Prabhupada: Saktyavesa and Sakhya-rasa
October 1, 2018 – 12:33 am | 67 Comments
Srila Prabhupada: Saktyavesa and Sakhya-rasa

“After performing this service, he aspires after a life in the cow-keeping lila of Krishna, and he is appreciating that sort of friendly service of Krishna very much from the core of his heart, his aspiration after finishing his worldly preaching campaign.”