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Fan of all things Vaishnava.

  • Real Religion

    “The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to completely satisfy the self.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.2.6) There are… Read More ›

  • Automatic Protection

    “…If the Supreme Lord gives one protection, even though one has no protector and is in the jungle, one remains alive, whereas a person well protected at home by relatives and others sometimes dies, no one being able to protect… Read More ›

  • The Spiritual Hut

    “Then, making an offering of flowers and performing customary rites to ensure the peacefulness of the home, Lakshmana showed the hermitage he built to Rama.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 15.25) In this passage from the Ramayana, we see that Lakshmana… Read More ›

  • Like a Fish Out of Water

    “O Rama, You should know that just as fish cannot survive when taken out of water, neither Sita nor I can live without You for even a moment.” (Lakshmana speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, 53.31) Each person… Read More ›

  • Avatara

    “The avatara, or incarnation of Godhead, descends from the kingdom of God for material manifestation. And the particular form of the Personality of Godhead who so descends is called an incarnation, or avatara. Such incarnations are situated in the spiritual… Read More ›

  • At Your Service

    “Oh Rama, for as long as You shall stand before me, even if it be for one hundred years, I will always remain Your servant. Therefore You should be the one to choose a beautiful and appropriate place for the… Read More ›

  • 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 Bodyguard

    “By my truth, by my bow, by my acts of sacrifice, and by my acts of charity do I swear this to you, Oh queen. If Rama should enter a blazing fire or a forest, you should know for certain… Read More ›