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Illuminations 82- What to Pray For and How Krishna Reciprocates With Our Prayers

Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura used to pace back and forth on his balcony and pose questions to...

Illuminations 81 – Discipleship

  Below is an article by His Holiness Varsana Swami. I liked this article...

Illuminations 80 – Reasons We Blame or Criticize Others

Why do we criticize others? Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur said that we seek out...

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About Being Present to the Holy Names

Being present means to feel what you are feeling, see what you are seeing, hear what you are hearing, and taste what you are tasting. In other words, your...

Forgiveness is not Logical (At least not materially)

We get stuck with forgiving when looking for logical reasons to forgive. We often say, “I can’t forgive” or “I don’t know how to forgive” because we are looking...

A Real Man

If your wife or husband says that I don’t like something that you do, if you’re smart you will listen carefully. It is the principle of a good relationship:...

Cooperation is Higher Than Integrity

Today I heard a wonderful story. A devotee wrote Prabhupada because his disagreed with the tactics devotees were using to raise donations, tactics supported by the Temple President. He...

Japa Samskaras

We want to build positive japa samskaras (habits) through regular good japa practices. Once we develop positive japa habits, our japa will naturally be good – the way we...

Start It Yesterday

If you wait to feel like acting before doing something that’s important, that’s not intelligent. You might end up waiting for a few thousands more lifetimes before you finally get around...

Yoga of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is not Logical (At least not materially)

We get stuck with forgiving when looking for logical reasons to forgive. We often say, “I can’t forgive” or “I don’t know how to forgive” because we are looking...

Dealing with Anger

Dealing with Anger By Arcana Siddhi The Core of Anger In 1976 I had my first boil. Beneath my skin emerged a red swollen protrusion about an inch in...

The Compassion Exercise

The Compassion Exercise Instructions: Pick a person who has hurt you and run the following five steps on them.. Step 1 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself:...

Radharani and Forgiveness

Lord Indra was worried  Maharaja Prthu might steal away some of his power and prestige, so  he stole one of the horses for the sacrifice that Prthu was doing,and...

Poems

Kitchri and Gumpsha

Kitchri and Gumpsha Verse 1 I’m was flying high on Krsna And everything was...

Ramayana

Ramyana in Poetry By Mahatma Das It was the night before the coronation, Prince...

My Conversation With Krsna

I called up Krsna the other day because I was having a really hard...

Maya

Maya Mistress of Illusion Based on Srila Prabhupada’s Teachings She is the mistress of...

Like A Lotus Flower

Like A Lotus Flower Based on Analogies Found in Srila Prabhupada’s Books Comparing Krsna...

Letter Excerpts

Determination

Devotee: As you said in your mail that greatest inspiration comes from service in...

About Motivation

Guru is our shelter, our guide, and our friend. His instructions are our power....

Get Off the Couch

A letter to a devotee battling with a lack of will power..   how...

Anger towards children

H G Mahatma Prabhu here writes to a devotee how to deal with children...

Baby Steps

Here H G Mahatma Prabhu very kindly acknowledges, converses, and encourages a devotee who...

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