Month: October 2009

Washing The Car

“Those who are full of dirty things can take to the line of Krishna consciousness for a gradual cleansing process, following the regulative principles of devotional service.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 4.15 Purport) Men especially take a great interest in automobiles…. Read More ›

A Good Name

“I shall secure permission and follow you; the time has arrived; may the brahmanas be of truthful words.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 27) How seriously a person values their word is one of… Read More ›

The Good Son

“In Vedic society, after the death of a relative, especially one’s father or mother, one must go to Gaya and there offer oblations to the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi 17.8 Purport) According to the… Read More ›

Chief of Staff

“In some of the palaces He (Krishna) was found consulting with ministers like Uddhava and others on important matters of business.”  (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 2, Ch 14) In modern day politics, pollsters and campaign advisors play… Read More ›

Persistence Is Key

“One should engage oneself in the practice of yoga with undeviating determination and faith. One should abandon, without exception, all material desires born of false ego and thus control all the senses on all sides by the mind.” (Lord Krishna,… Read More ›

Fidelity

“Those women that although having always tended by their husbands, do not regard them during the times of adversity are in this world reckoned as unchaste.” (Kausalya speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 39) Chastity is considered… Read More ›

A Flourishing Society

“There can never be a kingdom where Rama is not the monarch. That forest where Rama will reside will flourish into a monarchy.” (Sage Vashishta, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 37) In the modern age, the most popular style of… Read More ›

The Hand of Fate

“The Blessed Lord said: Time I am, destroyer of the worlds, and I have come to engage all people. With the exception of you [the Pandavas], all the soldiers here on both sides will be slain.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 11.32)… Read More ›