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  • God is Standing Guard

    “Deer, lions, elephants, tigers, sarabhas, and other animals which have not seen you before, seeing you, O Raghava, will stand off, for they all fear you.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 27) In the… Read More ›

  • Honor Thy Mother and Father

    “How can we worship our deities, who are not manifest before us, if we neglect the worship of our parents, who stand right before our very eyes?” (Lord Rama speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 30) Lord… Read More ›

  • Showing Our Love

    “For one who explains the supreme secret to the devotees, devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 18.68) When we love someone or something, we enjoy any opportunity we get… Read More ›

  • The Holy Lake

    “All of these subjects in the Ramayana seem very pitiable, and they may appear very distressing to the reciter, but actually they are not. Otherwise, why would Hanuman, the great devotee of Lord Ramachandra, read daily about the activities of… Read More ›

  • The House of God

    “A temple means people should come, people should learn the science of God. That is a temple.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Lecture, Calcutta, Mar 8, 1972) Most of us love to share our passions with our friends and family. Young children attending… Read More ›

  • Turning Pains Into Pleasures

    “The evils of living in the forest, thus enumerated by you, do you know, actually appear as so many good qualities since your affection for me comes before them.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec… Read More ›

  • Requited Love

    “Do you accept this entreaty from one whose heart is entirely yours, knows none else, is ever attached to you, and who is resolved to die if forsaken by you. Repairing to the forest with you, I shall be in… Read More ›

  • Poverty of Knowledge

    “No one knows where compassion should be applied. Compassion for the dress of a drowning man is senseless. A man fallen in the ocean of nescience cannot be saved simply by rescuing his outward dress—the gross material body.” (Shrila Prabhupada,… Read More ›

  • Strategy For Success

    “The devotees can constantly think of the object of worship, the Supreme Lord, in any of His features, Narayana, Krishna, Rama, etc., by chanting Hare Krishna. This practice will purify him, and at the end of his life, due to… Read More ›

  • Special Treatment

    “I shall go to the forest, which is very difficult to overcome and is filled with many deer, monkeys and elephants.  Taking Your lotus feet, living in the forest will be very agreeable to me, like residing in my paternal… Read More ›