philosophy

Sounds Like A Gamble

“Also, conflicts are uncertain, and uncertainty is not pleasing to me. And which intelligent person would without hesitation engage in an act which has uncertainty?” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.35) asatyāni ca yuddhāni saṃśayo me na rocate || kaḥ… Read More ›

Skilled In Illusion

“But if I use the language of Sanskrit like the twice-born, Sita will think me to be Ravana and thus become fearful.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.18) yadi vācam pradāsyāmi dvijātiḥ iva sanskṛtām | rāvaṇam manyamānā mām sītā bhītā… Read More ›

Slow and Steady

“So I will stay here and wait for a break in the attention of the Rakshasis. Then I will slowly console her, who is in so much distress.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.16) antaram tu aham āsādya rākṣasīnām iha… Read More ›

The One With The Forged Gratuity

“For those whose minds are attached to the unmanifested, impersonal feature of the Supreme, advancement is very troublesome. To make progress in that discipline is always difficult for those who are embodied.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 12.5) Download this episode (right… Read More ›

What’s Not In There

“This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct perception of the self by realization, it is the perfection of religion. It is everlasting, and it… Read More ›

Please Don’t Speculate

“Now hear, O son of Pritha [Arjuna], how by practicing yoga in full consciousness of Me, with mind attached to Me, you can know Me in full, free from doubt.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.1) Download this episode (right click and… Read More ›

Never Having To Grow Up

“Krishna’s words are absolute, as well as His form, qualities and activities. They are always fresh and new. If they were not, how could the devotees glorify them day after day with greater enthusiasm?” (Shrila Prabhupada, Teachings of Lord Kapila,… Read More ›

The Target Audience

“Shrimad-Bhagavatam is so made that one becomes at once engaged in the path of self-realization simply by hearing the topics. Although it is especially meant for the paramahamsas, or those who are totally engaged in self-realization, it works into the… Read More ›