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  • When Violence is Necessary

    “According to Vedic injunctions there are six kinds of aggressors: 1) a poison giver, 2) one who sets fire to the house, 3) one who attacks with deadly weapons, 4) one who plunders riches, 5) one who occupies another’s land,… Read More ›

  • Cause for Celebration

    Elegant dinners, lavish spending, and nights out on the town are all different ways of having a good time. We all like to treat ourselves every now and then. A night out at an expensive restaurant is a great way… Read More ›

  • Flying High

    “A pure devotee is constantly engaged-sometimes he chants, sometimes he hears or reads books about Krishna, or sometimes he cooks prasadam or goes to the marketplace to purchase something for Krishna, or sometimes he washes the temple or the dishes-whatever… Read More ›

  • Better Than a Superhero

     “O Sita, there is none who can defeat your husband. There is not the least doubt in this. Worshipful madam, the celestials, animals, birds, and others…there is none among them who can withstand Rama, who equals the lord of celestials,… Read More ›

  • Ideal Leadership

    “People in general always require a leader who can teach the public by practical behavior. A leader cannot teach the public to stop smoking if he himself smokes. Lord Chaitanya said that a teacher should behave properly even before he… Read More ›

  • Women of the Vedic Tradition

    “May Indra protect you on the East, may Yama protect you on the South and Varuna on the West and Kuvera on the North.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, 16.24) Women born and raised in… Read More ›

  • The Price is Right

    “Whatever was possible to perform in the Satya Yuga by meditation and the Treta Yuga by offering of costly sacrifices, and in the Dvapara Yuga by offering prayers or archana in the temple, that can be made possible easily by… Read More ›

  • Krishna’s Mrdanga

    Lord Chaitanya started the original sankirtana movement in India some five hundred years ago. Sankirtana is the process of congregationally chanting the holy names of the Lord and it is the process most recommended for people in this age. In… Read More ›

  • Right By Your Side

    “Regarded by her husband, Sita of dark eyes, and intent upon her husband’s welfare, followed Him to the entrance and said, ‘I shall be ministering to you, seeing you initiated, engaged in ceremonies, wearing excellent deer skin for cloth and… Read More ›

  • Renunciation Made Easy

    “We don’t simply prohibit that ‘You don’t do this,’ but we supply something which is engaged by the senses and the mind, the intelligence, so that you do not require to be engaged otherwise.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Lecture 690101BG.LA) Religion is… Read More ›