Month: September 2009

Road Trip

  “A man who reads this Ramayana story, which leads to long life, will, after death, rejoice in heaven together with his sons, grandsons, and kinfolk.” (Narada Muni speaking to Maharishi Valmiki, Valmiki Ramayana, Bala Kand, Sec 1) Few things… Read More ›

Follow The Leader

“I shall follow you, taking the permission of the respected ones; without you, O, Rama, I will renounce my life.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 27) Sita Devi was Goddess Lakshmi herself incarnated in… Read More ›

Why We Are Here

“The Lord is like a great blazing fire, and the living entities are like small sparks of that fire.” (Lord Chaitanya, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi, 7.116) Question: “What I do not understand is how, with God being one, perfect and whole,… Read More ›

The Population Bomb

“By performance of yajna we can have enough food, enough milk, etc.-even if there is a so-called increase of population.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 4.31 Purport) Many leaders throughout the world are concerned with the issue of overpopulation. As birth rates… Read More ›

Be Always Charitable

“Do you give away jewels to the brahmanas and edibles to the beggars longing for them, and make haste without delay. Confer upon the brahmanas valuable ornaments, excellent clothes, pleasant toys, beds, conveyances and other fine things in your possession… Read More ›

Showing Our Love

“For one who explains the supreme secret to the devotees, devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 18.68) When we love someone or something, we enjoy any opportunity we get… Read More ›

The Holy Lake

“All of these subjects in the Ramayana seem very pitiable, and they may appear very distressing to the reciter, but actually they are not. Otherwise, why would Hanuman, the great devotee of Lord Ramachandra, read daily about the activities of… Read More ›