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  • 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 ›

  • The Last Resort

    “Our dear Lord, You are the last word in good fortune and the last resort of all saintly persons; therefore we all consider that we have achieved the perfection of our life, education, austerity and acquisition of transcendental knowledge by… Read More ›

  • We Must Be Active

    “…the spirit soul has to be engaged in the good work of Krishna consciousness, otherwise it will be engaged in occupations dictated by illusory energy.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 3.5 Purport) No one likes being bored. Each of us has a… Read More ›

  • Proper Demigod Worship

    “Oh Ganga, protected by you, may (Rama) the son of the intelligent and mighty monarch Dashratha, execute the mandate of His father. Having spent complete fourteen years in the forest, He will return in company with His brother and myself…. Read More ›