How, one may ask, could Lord Krishna possibly care about my tiny insignificant self? Our guru, Shrila Prabhupada gave an example of our finger to illustrate how. If one might loose their baby finger, one doesn't think, "Who cares about my small finger, I have so many others as well as toes". No. One will try to save one's finger at all costs. Compared to infinite Krishna we are only a spark. Nevertheless we are Krishna's spark, and every one of the unlimited sparks or souls is important and...
The metaphysic of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhupu (considered the combined form of Radha and Krishna and the founder of our sampradaya or disciplic line) is called acintya-bhedabheda-tattva or the philosophy that the Lord and all his emanations are inconceivably, simultaneously one and different. To understand this perspective is the key to resolving many religious controversies or parts of our philosophy which some of you have expressed confusion about. Therefore the answers to many questions are...
"So our contact with matter is just like a dream. We are not fallen. Therefore, at any moment we can revive our Krishna consciousness. We become liberated as soon as we understand, "I have nothing to do with matter. I am simply Krishna's eternal servant." Sometimes when a fearful dream becomes intolerable, we break the dream. Similarly, we can break the material connection at any moment as soon as we wake up to Krishna consciousness. "Oh, Krishna is my eternal master. I am His servant." That's...
The Kingdom of Bhutan, the landlocked country, in South Asia, has adopted a policy of forced Buddhism. Although the country is largely Buddhist, 75%, many do not wish to be forced into another tradition. These individuals are forced to leave the country as refugees to start a life elsewhere. Many whom have to start over with new careers and need to be trained in the modern occupations of the west. Some time ago a business man with an interest in helping the some 150 refugees that three months...
Fri, 12/12/2008 - 11:04 — krishnapriya354
that is one amazing
that is one amazing commercial! it should be on TV seriously!
made me laugh and its to the point!
Fri, 12/12/2008 - 06:24 — Karnamrita.das
Where from did it come?
Is this computer animation or what? Just curious who did it and for what audience? It was entertaining for me and for devotees no doubt. It was a a good idea though a bit too abrupt for my taste---could have been more of story...
Some months ago I did a tour and interview for a youth group from Munger Place United Methodist Church. These high school youths were chaperoned by their minister Ernest McMillan. The interview went really nicely. One of the key discussions that was brought about was in regards to the four legs of Dharma
Saucam (Cleanliness of the mind and body)
and the corresponding four regulative priniciples
In light of some of the discussions we have been having I thought an old article by my wife would be useful. Being humble is essential in K.C. yet it has to be practiced in consideration of our realization. It doesn't mean we are a doormat, a "yes man", or trembling in the corner having to be told what to do. Like so many things we can imitate it or practice it artificially or we understand it more deeply through our spiritual practices and asking questions. We learn many things through time...
My promised abode of happiness
& fulfillment is revealing its true colors
with slaps to my face--ow,
planned bodily obsolescence revealed!
Dear God please help me
Dear God please help me
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
chanting toward the wood pile.
Darkness has fallen felling
like a blanket making
the yard small; another world
existing only as far as the lights.
I have mentioned my gratitude
for each step taken,
but not why?--no cartilage
left in my...
I think respect is really a way of life—a consciousness of the sacredness of all life and in fact everything that exists as it relates to God. In how I see the word, it is what Krishna consciousness is all about. We are learning to respect and honor God—Radha Krishna, Gaura-Nityananda and all their expansions and devotees—great teachers or gurus, devotees in general, but in fact all living beings and everything that exists. Although honor is not given as a synonym for respect, to me it could be...
In some cases we are completely blinded by our shortcomings and why we seem to be attracting the same old stuff into our lives, or why we don't have friends, or money, or don't have a taste for our spiritual practices. Even though in our estimation certain things shouldn't be happening to us (of all people), there are reasons for everything, and the primary reason for our life situation is to be found by looking in the mirror. You may think you had terrible parents, poor upbringing and social...