Posted: 7 years 3 days ago
Blogging on Krishna.com is new, and is now in the experimental stage. For me it is a real privilege for so many reasons. I truly love the process of writing, and to have an audience (especially one of spiritual seekers and devotees), is a real dream come true. I have many ideas of topics and also for format.
One of the readers of my bio expressed that she didn't have such courage to share her personal story. I do understand that, yet I would like to say to all our registered users, that it is...
Posted: 7 years 4 days ago
The meaning of love and time are topics often pondered by the world's philosophers, religionists, and poets. Everyone is searching for love and trying to understand what it really is, and time is something people want more of, yet seem to be struggling against.
Time is a fascinating topic, and the Vedic scriptures give us their different perspectives of what it is. Shrila Prabhupada describes 5 subjects of Bhagavad gita in his introduction, one of which is time--so it has to be important for us...
Posted: 7 years 4 days ago
No it is not a new dance step, but a process. I first heard the term from a devotee scholar who used the term to indicate the process of taking the best from any situation--in his case his educational pursuits. Prabhupada gives the example of the swan that can draw out the milk from a mixture of milk and water. We have to look for the nectar or the essence which can be used for Krishna's service.
A famous quote in Prabhupada's purport from the first Canto of the Bhagavatam [1.5.11] gives the...
Posted: 7 years 5 days ago
I believe John Lennon said that, though I think Prabhupada would approve of that sentiment. He often spoke of the folly of the materialist plan makers. Of course I also subscribe that to the saying that "those who fail to plan, are planning to fail". That means that we all have to chart a direction toward goals, otherwise we are adrift, like a ship without a rudder. (this could be a big topic for another time)
In Prabhupada's life he was very focused on making plans, yet he always looked for...
Posted: 7 years 1 week ago
We just observed the "birthday" celebration (or appearance day as we say, since there is no birth or death for the soul) of Shrila Prabhupada, the founder/acharya of ISKCON.
The appearance day of the Guru is called, Vyasa-puja, or the worship of the representative of Vyasadeva. Vyasa is considered an empowered incarnation of God, who compiled the Vedic literature for this current age of Kali.
Traditionally disciples write homages to their guru on the Vyasa-puja day to help them remember their...