Month: January 2011

I Love People

“It is the duty of every living being to perform welfare activities for the benefit of others with his life, wealth, intelligence and words.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 10.22.35) Charity is typically viewed as a noble activity; something worth taking up. Those… Read More ›

The Creatures of the World

“All the worlds – which consist of asuras, Gandharvas, Nagas, human beings, devatas, oceans, earth, and mountains – are known to you.” (Sugriva speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.4) With regards to the visible bodies and other external… Read More ›

Addition Subtraction

“There are nine different processes of devotional service, but all of them are meant only for the service of the Supreme Lord. Therefore whether one hears, chants, remembers or worships, his activities will yield the same result. Which one of… Read More ›

The Dying Man

“A person is said to be established in self-realization and is called a yogi when he is fully satisfied by virtue of acquired knowledge and realization. Such a person is situated in transcendence and is self-controlled. He sees everything –… Read More ›

How To Serve

“Sugriva, the lord of all the forest inhabitants, being greatly pleased, spoke to Hanuman, the powerful son of the wind, as follows:” (Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.2) An aspiring transcendentalist, one who is learning the art of practicing spirituality to… Read More ›

Comings And Goings

“One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 4.9) Question: “There are several… Read More ›

Best Man For The Job

“Sugriva in particular broached the subject of finding Sita with Hanuman, for he was convinced that Hanuman, the best among monkeys, was capable of accomplishing the desired purpose.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 44.1) “I’ve got my best man on it”,… Read More ›

Dead Inside

“Lord Krishna is the self-sufficient Supreme Personality of Godhead, yet because He was playing the role of a human being, He became very depressed for a moment, as if He had actually lost His father. But at the next moment… Read More ›

Kripana

“O best among the glorious ones, all of this has been achieved by me through the divine grace of You and Your brother. One who does not repay the favors offered to him certainly is considered a disgrace among men.”… Read More ›