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Fan of all things Vaishnava.

  • The Most Famous

    “O Lord Krishna, please protect Me and maintain Me. O Lord Rama, descendant of King Raghu, please protect Me. O Krishna, O Keshava, killer of the Keshi demon, please maintain Me." (Chanting of Lord Chaitanya, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 7.96) Celebrities… Read More ›

  • The Right Attachment

    “Oh queen, I tell you in truth that I am firmly attached, with loving devotion, to my brother Rama.” (Lakshmana speaking to Kausalya, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, 21.16) Every person has some sort of attachment, either for a person or… Read More ›

  • The Sublime Engagement

    "Duties [dharma] executed by men, regardless of occupation, are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Supreme Lord." (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.2.8) Just as our ordinary material endeavors can bear fruits when… Read More ›

  • Worth A Thousand Words

    “Rama travelled in the front, with the beautiful Sita in the middle. Lakshmana, carrying his bow and arrows, followed them from behind.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 11.1) This one passage paints one of the most beautiful pictures imaginable. Simply meditating… Read More ›

  • Befriending God

    “…Since Lord Shri Ramachandra is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vasudeva, He is not attached to anything in this material world. He is the most beloved Supersoul of all self-realized souls, and He is their very intimate friend…” (Prayers of… Read More ›

  • No Limits

    “A man bound by the hands and feet cannot free himself-he must be helped by a person who is unbound. Because the bound cannot help the bound, the rescuer must be liberated. Therefore, only Lord Krishna, or His bona fide… Read More ›

  • Karma Phalam

    “This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.14) On a material level, every living entity… Read More ›

  • The Righteous Path

    “Even a guru becomes worthy of punishment if he becomes arrogant, cannot discern between what is to be done and what is not to be done, and goes astray from the path of righteousness.” (Lakshmana speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki… Read More ›

  • Enjoyer of Sacrifice

    “…I am the ritual, the sacrifice, the offering to the ancestors, the healing herb, and the transcendental chant.  I am the butter and the fire and the offering.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 9.16) The material world consists of five gross elements:… Read More ›

  • Groundhog Day

    “From the highest planet in the material world down to the lowest, all are places of misery wherein repeated birth and death take place. But one who attains to My abode, O son of Kunti, never takes birth again.” (Lord… Read More ›