Posted: 4 weeks 6 days ago
gatir gauDIyAnAm api sakala-varNAzrama-juSAM
tathA cauDIyAnAm ati-sarala-dainyAzrita-hRdam
punaH pAzcAtyAnAM sadaya-manasAM tattva-sudhiyAM
zacIsUnuH zazvat smaraNa-padavIM gacchatu sa me
Lord Caitanya is the supreme shelter of the Bengali followers of the varnasrama system, those Orissans who are sincere, honest, and humble at heart, and the people in the western countries who are compassionate and eager to learn the truth. May that Lord Caitanya, the transcendental son of Srimati Saci-devi,...
Posted: 5 weeks 1 day ago
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[This is republished from August 5th 2014, which I publish today, on Father's Day, as my tribute to my father. Though he was the tragic figure of his worldly drama, I know he loved me and did his best to raise me. He went to the temple at my first wedding, loved prasad, and...
Posted: 5 weeks 3 days ago
I love to write and am doing my best to speak more. Regardless of how inspiring or insightful I may, or may not, be, if my words don’t inspire the audience or readers to take practical action, the benefit will be very brief. Have you ever been to a seminar, workshop, or class, or read a book, where you felt very inspired, only to have it fade because you didn’t put into practice what you heard? I know I have!
Many people know what their problems are, but are unwilling, or don’t believe it is...
Posted: 5 weeks 5 days ago
LOVE, LEARN, PRAY, GIVE, ACCEPT, RELEASE, LET GO, CELEBRATE: I often think about how to express the most important aspects of life that can most benefit us all. The following is one perspective and attempt to do this. We begin by sensing that love is our nature and that which we most hanker for. When we discover that our capacity to love in this world, and the capacity for others to accept the amount of love we are capable of giving, is limited and ultimately unsatisfying, we can begin our...
Posted: 6 weeks 3 days ago
SEEING CANCER AS A MESSENGER, NOT AS THE ENEMY: As it is said, don’t shoot the messenger, but hear the message. Cancer is an effect of something much deeper and primal, pointing to something beyond it. In the alternative cancer treatment world they say that we aren’t sick because we have cancer, but we have cancer because we are sick, or we have a compromised immune system. Exactly why we do is a question for deep contemplation and prayer for the ability to be completely honest and open to...