sacrifice

It Only Rains On Me

“Those who perform the sacrifice of chanting Shri Rama’s holy name with love, faith and full attention receive their share of rewards from the Creator; thereby making even the unfortunate person fortunate.” (Dohavali, 36) tulasī prīti pratīti soṃ rāma nāma… Read More ›

Why Should I Try

“In the beginning of creation, the Lord of all creatures sent forth generations of men and demigods, along with sacrifices for Vishnu, and blessed them by saying, ‘Be thou happy by this yajna [sacrifice] because its performance will bestow upon… Read More ›

Saying Grace

“Then taking the payasa from Indra’s hands, Maithili [Sita], a woman possessing luminous smiles, mentally offered it to her husband, Rama, as well as to Lakshmana.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, Ch 57) Eating prasadam is one of the central practices… Read More ›

Practice Makes Perfect

“The Lord, being the source of everything that be, is the origin of all austerities and penances also. Great vows of austerity are undertaken by sages to achieve success in self-realization.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 2.7.6 Purport) Download this episode… Read More ›

Yajneshvara

“By performance of religious rituals one ultimately reaches the supreme goal of knowledge by understanding that Vasudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the cause of everything.” (Shrila Baladeva Vidyabhushana, Govinda-bhashya commentary on Vedanta-sutra) Many advanced transcendentalists and religious scholars… Read More ›