Month: April 2012

Accepting the Unacceptable

“When one’s intelligence, mind, faith and refuge are all fixed in the Supreme, then one becomes fully cleansed of misgivings through complete knowledge and thus proceeds straight on the path of liberation.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 5.17) Religious life is hard…. Read More ›

Free Food

“Without distribution of food, no function is complete, and that is the way of Vedic culture.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.11.15 Purport) You can never go wrong distributing food for free to guests. Should a person not be hungry they… Read More ›

Adult Supervision

“They are so hesitant and very fearful when seeing the muni that they come back. Plucking flowers, fruits and leaves, they make garlands.” (Janaki Mangala, 34) sakucahiṃ munihiṃ sabhīta bahuri phiri āvahiṃ | tori phūla phala kisalaya māla banāvahiṃ ||… Read More ›

Spiritual Instincts

“Advancement of civilization is estimated not on the growth of mills and factories to deteriorate the finer instincts of the human being, but on developing the potent spiritual instincts of human beings and giving them a chance to go back… Read More ›

Cannot Do It Alone

“I have contracted this body of mine for Rama’s interest and for avoiding Ravana. May all the devas along with the rishis confer success upon me.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 13.64) samkṣipto ayam mayā ātmā ca rāma arthe rāvaṇasya… Read More ›

Cursed To Wait For Krishna

“While mother Yashoda was very busy with household affairs, the Supreme Lord, Krishna, observed twin trees known as yamala-arjuna, which in a former millennium had been the demigod sons of Kuvera.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 10.9.22) The mother’s work was finally done,… Read More ›

Running Like a Child

“He is looking at the many mountains, vines, rivers and ponds on the way. As part of His childish play, He is running after birds and trying to stop deer.” (Janaki Mangala, 33) thgara tarū beli sarita sara bipula bilokahiṃ… Read More ›

I See Me

“As we cannot see anything in the absence of the sun, so also we cannot see anything including our own self, without the factual presence of the Lord. Without Him all our knowledge is covered by illusion.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad… Read More ›