Miscellaneous Articles


Humility

9th September 2014

_trnad api sunicena_ In fact it is easier to become small than big. To become big we need to acquire so many things.

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Should ISKCON Devotees Observe Caturmasya?

8th September 2014

Monsoon season in India as we come into August, we are entering the second month of Caturmasya (literally “four months”), a _vratam_ or vow traditionally observed for the four lunar months of Sravana, Bhadra, Asvina, and Kartika - approximately July/August through October/November. But what do we know…

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More Powerful Than One Million Suns

9th September 2014

Night is falling quickly this winter evening, and it is snowing again. I am sitting in our little Gaura Bhavan _asrama_, on the shore of Lake Wannensee, and thinking about each of you whom I met during the past year. I want to send you a message of hope …

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Don't Criticize

9th September 2014

During the course of my travels, devotees asked if they could get the following quotes from _Caitanya-bhagavata_ about which I spoke from time to time. For those interested in referring to them for further reference, here they are: _Madhya-khanda_ , Chapter Five _abhyarcayitva pratimasu visnum nindan jane…

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The Objects of Krishna’s Enjoyment

9th September 2014

As long as we put Krsna in the center there cannot be envy. Envy only happens when we put our self in the center. Otherwise if we see someone else prospering better than us, we are happy. We are in ecstasy. Because we are thinking Krsna must…

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Accepting Poison as Nectar

9th September 2014

When the living entity looks for pleasure and satisfaction in material sense objects, he is accepting poison as nectar, which causes him great distress. Yet why does he willing drink poison over and over again? The only answer is he is bereft of any good intelligence causing him to be…

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We Want to See the Whole World Offer Homage to Krishna

9th September 2014

Concentration is the part of it that eagerness. Krsna is pleased when we really want to absorb ourselves in remembering Him. _man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji mam namaskuru_ Krsna says, “Always think of Me, become My devotee, worship Me, and offer your homage to Me”. It is not…

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We Want to Put Krishna in the Center of the World

9th September 2014

Marriage disputes, conflicts between religions, conflicts between gurus, disciples of gurus, conflicts between sexes and races, conflicts between nations, conflicts between every aspects of human society, animal society, plant society, insect society, _jivo jivasya jivanam_. Everyone is trying to eat each other in one way or other…

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Triple Filter Test!!

9th September 2014

Most of the people try to derive pleasure by indulging in gossiping about other people, but lets see what Socrates says about this: In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and…

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What Will Please Krishna?

9th September 2014

Rupa Goswami wrote that if you want to remain attached to your family, friendship and love in the material platform of this world, then do not go to Vrindavana; to the bank of Yamuna at _kesi ghat_, where Sri Govinda deva is standing in His beautiful form - dark like…

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