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Be a Transcendentalist
January 17, 2019 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Be a Transcendentalist

The more that our theoretical grasp improves, the better our practice will be, eventually grounding us in experience. That enables us to work in the world fully and passionately despite knowing that it’s not a complete or accurate picture of existence.

Charity Begins at Home
December 27, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Charity Begins at Home

We change our lives superficially, but not on the inside. We change without really changing. Our changes do not touch our self.

Daso ‘smi
December 24, 2018 – 1:33 am | 3 Comments
Daso ‘smi

Don’t try to be perfect, that is the greatest disease.

Gopi-gita and Kirtana-mahima
December 13, 2018 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
Gopi-gita and Kirtana-mahima

Hearing King Prataparudra recite the gopis’ glorification of Krishna kirtan, Sri Caitanya awoke from his trance as if answering to a trumpet. “Go on reciting! Go on reciting!” he cried to the king.

Practice Krishna Consciousness with Love and Affection
December 10, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Practice Krishna Consciousness with Love and Affection

Our position must be a substantial position and that will be to practice Krishna consciousness with love and affection, and submission.

Bhakti, Suffering, and Compassion
December 3, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Bhakti, Suffering, and Compassion

God may come to help the suffering jivas in the material world, but Jiva Gosvami’s point is that He is not moved by their suffering. He comes by His own will, otherwise He would become controlled by suffering.

Service is Dynamic
November 29, 2018 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Service is Dynamic

Under the guidance of a real acarya, whatever we do—whether it be cooking, looking after the cows, personal service, or so many other duties—that will have more value than my independent reading of Srimad-Bhagavatam.

Interpolation of Scripture
November 26, 2018 – 12:33 am | 28 Comments
Interpolation of Scripture

That there are different manuscripts of the Srimad-Bhagavatam is evidenced by the fact that acaryas have cited variations that are not present in other manuscripts. More importantly, however, the very nature of the Puranas lends itself to variation over time.

Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Eight
November 22, 2018 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Eight

The eighth and final verse of Sri Damodarastakam with the Dig-darsini-tika commentary of Sri Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada. Obeisances to Sri Sri Radha Damodara.

Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Seven
November 21, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Seven

Verse seven of Sri Damodarastakam with the Dig-darsini-tika commentary of Sri Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada.

Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Six
November 19, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Six

Verse six of Sri Damodarastakam with the Dig-darsini-tika commentary of Sri Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada. A petition from the depths of the ocean of despair.