Month: February 2010

Destiny

"Every man is certainly controlled by destiny, which determines the results of one’s fruitive activities…Destiny is the ultimate controller of everyone. One who knows this is never bewildered." (Nanda Maharaja speaking to Vasudeva, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 10.5.30) Destiny represents our fate,… Read More ›

Rescuing the Soul

“The demoniac believe that to gratify the senses unto the end of life is the prime necessity of human civilization. Thus there is no end to their anxiety.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 16.11) Everyone is looking for safety in life. The… Read More ›

The Easy Way

“The Lord’s form is always youthful. Every limb and every part of His body is properly formed, free from defect. His eyes and lips are pinkish like the rising sun. He is always prepared to give shelter to the surrendered… Read More ›

The Most Famous

“O Lord Krishna, please protect Me and maintain Me. O Lord Rama, descendant of King Raghu, please protect Me. O Krishna, O Keshava, killer of the Keshi demon, please maintain Me." (Chanting of Lord Chaitanya, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 7.96) Celebrities… Read More ›

The Right Attachment

“Oh queen, I tell you in truth that I am firmly attached, with loving devotion, to my brother Rama.” (Lakshmana speaking to Kausalya, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, 21.16) Every person has some sort of attachment, either for a person or… Read More ›

The Sublime Engagement

"Duties [dharma] executed by men, regardless of occupation, are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Supreme Lord." (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.2.8) Just as our ordinary material endeavors can bear fruits when… Read More ›

Worth A Thousand Words

“Rama travelled in the front, with the beautiful Sita in the middle. Lakshmana, carrying his bow and arrows, followed them from behind.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 11.1) This one passage paints one of the most beautiful pictures imaginable. Simply meditating… Read More ›