vedanta

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 ›

Make Lemonade

“These hands of mine aren’t meant to simply enhance my beauty, the bow is not meant simply to be a decoration, the sword is not meant for tying around my waist, and the arrows aren’t meant to remain standing immobile…. Read More ›

Quitting Time

“For those who are wandering in the material universe, there is no more auspicious means of deliverance than what is aimed at in the direct devotional service of Lord Krishna.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 2.2.33) The American television sitcom Friends had a… Read More ›

The Supreme Shelter

“Please allow Rama to protect me during those times when I am observing religious functions and trying to keep my concentration. O chief of mankind, a terrible fear has befallen me on account of this Rakshasa Maricha.” (Vishvamitra speaking to… Read More ›

Protector

“You are worried that if You take over the kingdom, King Dasharatha will be bewildered, and thus the kingdom will not be ruled properly due to all the turmoil. And for this, You, who are a great soul, are unwilling… 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 ›

A Personal Touch

“Those men who worship My personal form, are intent on doing good to others, firmly tread the path of righteousness, and are steadfast in their vow and devoted to the feet of the brahmanas, are dear to Me as life.”… Read More ›