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Moving On

“Enjoyment means variety. God became many for His enjoyment, and thus our position is that of the enjoyed. That is our constitutional position and the purpose for our creation.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Beyond Birth and Death, Ch 1) Download this episode… Read More ›

A Hero At Any Age

"You are the gate-keeper of Shri Rama’s kingdom, where none may enter without your permission." (Goswami Tulsidas praising Hanuman, Hanuman Chalisa) One of the great things about Vedic literature is that it is not targeted to any particular age group… Read More ›

Unending Bliss

“The pastimes and activities of the Lord are not material; they are beyond the material conception. But the conditioned soul can benefit by hearing such uncommon activities. Hearing is an opportunity to associate with the Lord; to hear His activities… Read More ›

The Pages Come Alive

“When Krishna and Balarama are caught stealing the yogurt and butter, They say, ‘Why do you charge us with stealing? Do you think that butter and yogurt are in scarcity in our house?’” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol… Read More ›

Rules For Reading

“This Nrsimha-kavaca has been ornamented and blessed by Prahlada Maharaja. A devotee who reads this becomes freed from all sins.” (Sri Nrsimha-kavaca-stotram) Many of the great Vedic texts are often recited in public. People gather round to hear the Ramacharitamanasa… Read More ›

Statements That Matter

“O King, as I repeatedly recall this wondrous and holy dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, I take pleasure, being thrilled at every moment.” (Sanjaya speaking to Dhritarashtra, Bhagavad-gita, 18.76) The world news media pays great attention to the statements made… 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 ›

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 ›

News We Can Use

“…In our childhood, we saw every village, every town, the transcendental knowledge. Any common man could speak about Ramayana, Mahabharata, Lord Krishna. And system was—still there are, but practically closed now—that in the evening, in the village, everyone should assemble… Read More ›