April 25, 2019

Pratiṣṭhā means “fame, glory, renown, celebrity, high position, etc.” We all have taste for it. We work for it and feel happy when we get it. For some, it is the main driving force in life. They are ready to sacrifice their lives for their own pratiṣṭhā or even for the...

                                         

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 Self-sufficiency is the most advanced stage of ecological organization and to evolve to this state will require considerable t...

July 25, 2018

Don’t let the title fool you. Cow chauvinism is not a hyperbolic takedown of cavalier cows nor a criticism of the devotees who care for the cows. Nor is it a wrecking ball aimed at the institution—ISKCON—which connects the philosophical dots between human and bovine we...

March 13, 2018

In Bhagavad-gītā, Kṛṣṇa says that those influenced by rajas take birth on earth (14.18), which indicates that human birth is predominantly rājasika. Rajas inspires action (Gita 14.12). To perform any action one needs śakti, energy or power. Therefore, human life is a s...

February 4, 2018

Shown here is the difference between the Vedic way of management and the western ideal, the diference between an autocratic boss and a real leader. In the Mahabharata we see that leaders like Yudhistira, Arjuna, and Bhishma, would be first on the battlefield, leading t...

November 2, 2017

Modern man is preoccupied with time. Big time. We race against it. We want to “kill” it. We create unlimited gadgets to save it. In 1965 Srila Prabhupada wrote an article entitled, “No Time Is a Chronic Disease of the Common Man.” It’s food for thought.

Srila Prabhupada...

October 25, 2017


The only way he could find his way forward was by scraping his cane along the side of the curb separating the outer sandy parikramā path around Govardhana from the joining asphalt road. He looked sad and alone in life. Otherwise why was there no one assisting this poo...

October 14, 2017

A friend asked me recently, "What are positive affirmations?" Many years ago, I read a book titled Write It Down, Make It Happen by Henriette Klauser. Though I was intrigued by the title, I felt that it was a little presumptuous to assume that we, being under the contr...

“In a temple of Lord Visnu, there lived a mouse that daily ate the ghee from the extinguished ghee lamps, which had been offered to the Lord. One day when the mouse felt hungry, she tried to eat the ghee from a lamp that was not yet extinguished. While nibbling at the...

Just because someone is dressed like a devotee doesn't mean they have the qualities of a devotee. All devotees have different levels of qualification, and thus, they will act accordingly. 


Those who are still neophytes (even after decades in the movement) and who have...

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