faith

Melding Faith And Empirical Knowledge

“Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation. The ultimate goal is Krishna, because the philosophers who are also sincerely searching after the Absolute Truth come in the end to Krishna consciousness.” (Shrila… Read More ›

Vishvasa

“O Vaidehi, to inspire faith in you I have spoken of the glories of your husband. O sinless devi, without doubt Rama will soon come here to take you.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 35.83) viśvāsārtham tu vaidehi bharturuktā mayā… Read More ›

Know Thyself

“Like when the cow dung mixes with the rain, when you turn your back on worship of Rama you will experience that no one likes you and no one has love for you, says Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 73) barasā ko gobara… Read More ›

Why To Extend Faith

“O Tulsi, your personal interest is met by Rama and your supreme interest by Raghuvira, who has valiant warriors like Lakshmana and the son of the wind serving Him.” (Dohavali, 55) tulasī svāratha rāma hita paramāratha raghubīra | sevaka jāke… Read More ›

Different Kinds of Faith

“According to one’s existence under the various modes of nature, one evolves a particular kind of faith. The living being is said to be of a particular faith according to the modes he has acquired.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 17.3) Download… Read More ›

Tunnel Vision

“He who meditates on the Supreme Personality of Godhead, his mind constantly engaged in remembering Me, undeviated from the path, he, O Partha [Arjuna], is sure to reach Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 8.8) The purpose of maintaining a “tunnel vision”… Read More ›

Justification For Faith

“I am His younger brother, Lakshmana by name. Due to His transcendental qualities, I have taken up service to Him, as He is grateful and very knowledgeable.” (Lakshmana speaking to Hanuman about Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkindha Kand, 4.12) “Worship God… Read More ›