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Fan of all things Vaishnava.

  • Puranic Recitation

    “The Puranas (such as the Brahma-vaivarta Purana, Naradiya Purana, Vishnu Purana and Bhagavata Purana) are especially meant for Vaishnavas and are also Vedic literature. As such, whatever is stated within the Puranas, Mahabharata and Ramayana is self-evident.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Chaitanya… Read More ›

  • Rising Above

    “The Vedas mainly deal with the subject of the three modes of material nature. Rise above these modes, O Arjuna. Be transcendental to all of them. Be free from all dualities and from all anxieties for gain and safety, and… Read More ›

  • Loaned Talent

    “The embodied spirit, master of the city of his body, does not create activities, nor does he induce people to act, nor does he create the fruits of action. All this is enacted by the modes of material nature.” (Lord… Read More ›

  • Think Before You Act

    “He that on the eve of beginning an action either relating to this world or the next, does not take into consideration the fact that actions entail consequences light or grave, disagreeable (or otherwise), is styled a child.” (King Dashratha… Read More ›

  • Bringing God To The Family

    “Being childless, he (Janaka) took me on his lap from affection and saying, ‘This is my daughter’, conceived affection for me.” (Sita Devi speaking to Anasuya, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 118) The birth of a new child is one… Read More ›

  • Great Communicators

    “Shri Narada Muni from practical experience definitely asserts that the prime solution of all problems of material work is to broadcast very widely the transcendental glories of the Supreme Lord.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.5.40 Purport) Ronald Reagan, the fortieth… Read More ›

  • The Source of Light

    “He is the source of light in all luminous objects. He is beyond the darkness of matter and is unmanifested. He is knowledge, He is the object of knowledge, and He is the goal of knowledge. He is situated in… Read More ›

  • Class Distinctions

    “The common religion of all classes of human beings, regardless of whosoever and whatsoever one may be, is devotional service. Even the animals may be included in devotional service to the Lord, and the best example is set by Shri… Read More ›

  • Pleasing the Guru

    "On the ascetic (Bharadvaja) turning away, Rama spoke to Lakshmana, ‘We had surely acquired religious merit, since the ascetic has shown compassion to us.’" (Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 55) Everyone is trying to please something or someone else, whether… Read More ›

  • Name Calling

    “An advanced devotee situated on the platform of spontaneity is already very expert in shastric instruction, logic and argument. When he comes to the point of eternal love for Krishna, no one can deviate him from that position, neither by… Read More ›