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

Q&A with Swami B.V. Tripurari

Q: I sometimes encounter a frustration between what I see as the paradox of living my day to day life and pursuing bhakti. We know that nothing in this world  is …

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Try to Meet Krishna
October 8, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Try to Meet Krishna

Having not met Krishna, how do I better give my heart to my sadhana in hopes of meeting Krishna and at the same time overcome the whims of my senses, mind, and intelligence?

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.”

Review: Wise Love: Bhakti and the Search for the Soul of Consciousness
September 27, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Review: Wise Love: Bhakti and the Search for the Soul of Consciousness

Wise Love may be particularly helpful to readers who have some exposure to bhakti thought and practice, especially to Caitanya vaisnavism, through having friends or family members engaged in Krishna bhakti. Those who have been exposed to bhakti through college or university courses on philosophy or religious studies may also find this book useful. As I’ve noted, this book may not necessarily serve as the best introduction to bhakti for those who don’t have some background that has already aroused their interest. This is not a book that wraps bhakti philosophy up into a neat package. Instead, it opens space for questions.