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The Facts About Our Relationship with Facts
April 5, 2018 – 12:33 am | 12 Comments
The Facts About Our Relationship with Facts

“It would seem that expecting people to be convinced by the facts flies in the face of, you know, the facts.”

Dying to Live to Serve
April 2, 2018 – 12:33 am | 7 Comments
Dying to Live to Serve

In pursuing the death of the conventional ego we pursue also the flourishing of the serving ego, which is the gateway to genuine spiritual emotion.

Must We Learn to Love?
February 12, 2018 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
Must We Learn to Love?

Is love an art? Then it requires knowledge and effort. Or is love a pleasant sensation, which to experience is a matter of chance, something one “falls into” if one is lucky?

The Universal Teacher
February 4, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
The Universal Teacher

Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s 1936 homage to his beloved gurudeva.

Sri Nitaicanda
January 29, 2018 – 1:07 pm | 2 Comments
Sri Nitaicanda

After arriving in Nadiya, it was Nitai who started the Gaudiya sampradaya along the Ganga delta. He did so with the help of twelve associates of his own—the dvadasa gopalas. While Gaura had begun his nocturnal school of Krishna sankirtana in the courtyard of Srivasa Thakura, upon his arrival, Nityananda-rama turned the focus from Krishna to Gaura—Gaura Krishna

Where is Krishna?
January 4, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Where is Krishna?

He is always with you, but still, He is not with you at all.

Jaya Sri Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami
December 6, 2017 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Jaya Sri Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami

“I was astonished to see him chanting the entire Ratha-yatra chapter from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta continuously from the Jagannatha temple all the way to Gundica.”

Cultivating Surrender
November 20, 2017 – 2:30 am | 35 Comments
Cultivating Surrender

The feeling of dependence is purifying and humbling and is the foundation for treading the path of saranagati.

Why Being Certain Means Being Wrong
November 13, 2017 – 12:33 am | 14 Comments
Why Being Certain Means Being Wrong

Complex decision-making requires we defer the feeling of being right, by tolerating the tension of not knowing, but our innate craving for certainty undermines our ability.

Our Affectionate Guardians, Chapter Two
October 14, 2017 – 12:34 am | 2 Comments
Our Affectionate Guardians, Chapter Two

Chapter two of Our Affectionate Guardians offers a brief glorification of Srila B. R. Sridhara Deva Goswami, written by his beloved godbrother, Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Goswami.

Global Ethics for a Global Economy
September 11, 2017 – 12:33 am | 7 Comments
Global Ethics for a Global Economy

Under Ashoka, Afghanistan was a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural state, built on fundamental values of tolerance, nonviolence, and respect for life.