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  • Animal Sacrifice

    “The humble sage, by virtue of true knowledge, sees with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 5.18) One of the four regulative principles of devotional service requires… Read More ›

  • Sanatana Dharma

    “I shall sport with you, Oh great hero, in that forest impregnated with the fragrance of flowers, tending you constantly, having my senses subdued, and being engaged in austere performances.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand,… Read More ›

  • Back to Basics

    “One can understand the Supreme Personality as He is only by devotional service. And when one is in full consciousness of the Supreme Lord by such devotion, he can enter into the kingdom of God.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 18.55) The… Read More ›

  • The Lord of Earth

    “It is accepted that the state is the representative of God. Therefore the state’s first business is to make citizens God-conscious. That is the state’s first business. Any state who is neglecting this duty, he immediately becomes unqualified to hold… Read More ›

  • Feeling Right At Home

    “Happy shall I live there as if in my paternal house, giving no thought upon the prosperity of the three worlds, thinking only of the services that are to be rendered to my husband.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama,… Read More ›

  • Illicit Sex

    “(Men in the Kali Yuga) behave contrary to the modes of life to which they betake themselves. They are addicted to consuming intoxicating drinks and their unfettered sexual desires make them capable of even coveting the wife of their guru…. Read More ›

  • Brotherly Love

    “Even from early youth, that enhancer of auspiciousness, Lakshmana, was ever attached to his eldest brother Rama, that delight of all. Like to another life of Rama, Lakshmana furnished with auspiciousness was in everything attentive to Rama’s wishes, even at… Read More ›

  • Life Is Meant For Austerity

    “Then raising the vessel of ghee (clarified butter) to His head, He in accordance with the ordinance began to offer oblations to the flaming fire on behalf of the mighty deity. Then, having partaken of the remaining quanity of the… Read More ›

  • Gopi Jana Vallabha

    “Gopi-jana vallabha, Giri-vara-dhari” (Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura) This is a line from the poem called Jaya Radha Madhava, composed by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, a great saint in the line of spiritual masters descending from Lord Chaitanya. Glorifying Lord Krishna and His… Read More ›

  • A Perfect Sannyasi

    “I shall wend my way to the forest impassable, devoid of men, inhabited by various deer, tigers, and other voracious animals.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 27) The Vedic texts often make reference to… Read More ›