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Change Your Life Through Gratitude, Giving and Intention

GratitudeOn our journey toward Krishna it would be so very helpful if, while we live, study, work and interact with others, we bring more of who we really are spiritually into our human life. It is possible if we practice and really believe this is who we truly are. I will share some simple practices which I have found helpful.

A Short Letter to Śrīla Prabhupāda

My dear Śrīla Prabhupāda, Please accept my most fallen dandavats at your feet. For twelve extraordinary years you crossed and re-crossed the world, sowing the seeds of love of Krishna. Who can actually know the extent of your work? Wherever … Continue reading

TEXAS FAITH 7: How do changing demographics shape the pew, pulpit and theology schools?

Dallas Morning News,

Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box.

Demographics are destiny.

Warped Tour Book distribution: Lots of books and same the hair cut

Last year I wrote this blog, New looks, lots of books and a new haircut

about distributing the new BBT books at the Warped Tour. Here are some photos from this years distribution.

Warped Tour Hare Krishna Books

This one is Bhaktin Angela with some band from the tour. They told us that they got some books at a previous show as well.

Amidst lush Nature’s beauty

Flowers blooming
The rains, flowers, seasons,
our physical lives and dreams
come and go like the waves—
devotees are blessed to see
everything in perspective
the knowledge of all Truths
the real spiritual Mauna
of service to Krishna.....

Texas Retreat

How did this happen? Two weeks in Montgomery, Texas, alleged “birthplace of the Texas flag!” In June! How did I end up here! Yet not untypical, somehow, of the crowd of unexpected events that render the adventure of spiritual life … Continue reading

From Hating the Material World, to Seeing it As An Abode of Joy

PhotobucketI gleaned a deeper understanding from a feeling I sometimes think about: “I hate the material world”. I said this as I observed a trail of ants coming into the kitchen, knowing that I would have to spray and kill them to avoid being infested with a huge army of their hungry brethren. I really don’t like killing anything—not even gardening because I have to pull weeds and fight off the bugs to prevent them from eating the flowers and veggies.

Psychotherapy and the Practice of Krishna Consciousness

I have been speaking to a friend about how personal and spiritual growth can be related, or how our being balanced human beings in the mode of goodness is a good foundation for Krishna consciousness. Thus I thought of posting this article by my wife and I: Chanting the holy name and engaging in Bhakti-yoga (Krishna consciousness or devotional service) is the ultimate process of purification and healing in our tradition of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. The process of counseling should be seen as an adjunct to the process of Krishna consciousness, and although it can be helpful for some devotees, it is not in itself the panacea for all our problems. The reason for bringing this up is that sometimes the question arises: “Why do we need anything other than our spiritual practices to be successful in our spiritual life?”

THEATRE OF THE MODES

Feature 1: Modes of Combat Feature 2: Passion to Misery to Goodness—A Drama

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