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  • Do as I Say

    “If one is expert in hearing and hears from the right source, his knowledge is immediately perfect. This process is called shrauta-pantha, or the acquisition of knowledge by hearing from authorities. All Vedic knowledge is based on the principle that… Read More ›

  • Archanam

    “Whenever one develops faith in Me — in My form as the Deity or in other bona fide manifestations — one should worship Me in that form. I certainly exist both within all created beings and also separately in My… Read More ›

  • Culture of Life

    “A devotee should see that Krishna is present in everyone’s heart as Paramatma; therefore every body is the embodiment or the temple of the Supreme Lord, and as such, as one offers respect to the temple of the Lord, he… Read More ›

  • The Perfect Prayer

    “If I live by you, O Raghava, Shakra, the lord of celestials, shall not be able with his mighty power to defeat me.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 27) When reading the Vedic literatures,… Read More ›

  • Cultural Boiling Pot

    “There are three gates leading to this hell-lust, anger, and greed. Every sane man should give these up, for they lead to the degradation of the soul.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 16.21) Due to the effects of Kali Yuga, the world… Read More ›

  • Road Trip

      “A man who reads this Ramayana story, which leads to long life, will, after death, rejoice in heaven together with his sons, grandsons, and kinfolk.” (Narada Muni speaking to Maharishi Valmiki, Valmiki Ramayana, Bala Kand, Sec 1) Few things… Read More ›

  • Follow The Leader

    “I shall follow you, taking the permission of the respected ones; without you, O, Rama, I will renounce my life.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 27) Sita Devi was Goddess Lakshmi herself incarnated in… Read More ›

  • Why We Are Here

    “The Lord is like a great blazing fire, and the living entities are like small sparks of that fire.” (Lord Chaitanya, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi, 7.116) Question: “What I do not understand is how, with God being one, perfect and whole,… Read More ›

  • The Population Bomb

    “By performance of yajna we can have enough food, enough milk, etc.-even if there is a so-called increase of population.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 4.31 Purport) Many leaders throughout the world are concerned with the issue of overpopulation. As birth rates… Read More ›

  • Be Always Charitable

    “Do you give away jewels to the brahmanas and edibles to the beggars longing for them, and make haste without delay. Confer upon the brahmanas valuable ornaments, excellent clothes, pleasant toys, beds, conveyances and other fine things in your possession… Read More ›