Urban Devi Sanga – Meditations on Sri Radha: The Original Sacred Feminine
Prayer to Srila Prabhupada, Abhaya Caranavrinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Urban Devi Sanga explores meditations on Srimati Radharani, the original sacred feminine. To watch this sanga please click here. During this sanga, Rukmini Devi references a special recipe said to a favorite of Sri Radhika, she shares it with us below:
ISKCON News Wishes You a Happy Janmashtami
I pray to Srila Prabhupada who is Abhaya, fearless in preaching Krishna Consciousness to help me become fixed and fearless in my own path of Krishna Consciousness
You Changed the Way We Think
We here at ISKCON News, wish you a very healthy and happy Janmashtami. May the Lord shower you with His blessings.
Lord Jagannatha, Lord of the Universe
A poem to Srila Prabhupada on his 125th birthday
Lessons From the Mahabharata: Arjuna
I felt today would be a good day to talk about how I came to worship a deity of Lord Jagannatha, which is a question I get asked a lot. Lord Jagannatha translates to "Lord of the Universe", who is a form of Krishna. I will say it is a fun story, that I will tell in reverse chronology.
Understanding the Raksha Bandan Festival
One of the most famous characters of the Mahabharata is Arjuna, the best friend, and devotee to Lord Krishna.
Lessons From the Mahabharata: Draupadi
Raksha Bandhan is on August 21st, which is also the full moon day, known as Raakhi Purnima.
The Last Drop
Draupadi, the famous wife of all five Pandava brothers, is such an important personality in the Mahabharata.
The Formula for Peace
A tasty drink tastes even more when you are finishing it. It is the last drop that gives the feeling of being relished, enjoyed, along with the trace of sadness of it being over too soon. The urge to taste and enjoy is the game we get entangled in. Similar was the situation I got stuck in, after tasting the last drop of lassi, a drink relished in India during summers. Suddenly what flashed in my mind were numerous paintings of baby Sri Krishna attempting to take out makkhan (butter) from an earthen pot.
When in the Dark
The primary reason for a failure in world peace is a lack of knowledge of the formula for peace. As Mahatma Gandhi famously said, "Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed".
One day I will no longer fear the dark. I won’t have that moment of shock that feels like cold air rushing into my lungs. I won’t feel the pressure like fighting for breath under water. I won’t jerk my hands out before me in fear. My body won’t shake and tremble, breaking down in anxiety.
Is Happiness Really All Relative?
Environmental concerns about our planet have been growing and the bee community has been discovered to hold a major role in maintaining a balance in our ecosystem. Needless to say, the bee community is important to the survival of the human race.
Surrender to Krishna and Be Happy Forever
3 Lessons from Cicadas
The most sought-after experience that human society is striving to achieve, is still an underestimated and untapped experience beyond the reach of the majority. Many believe they have reached that state of happiness, but have they?
Tulsa, 1921: Learning From History
Those of us who live on the east coast of the US are nearing the end of the cicada season. They are curious creatures who teach us a few helpful things for our spiritual practice
Community Activism on the Bayou for Mother Earth
May 31st commemorates the 100th year anniversary of the Tulsa massacre, avoided in most school courses and books on American history
Reflections from an interfaith event on the bayou on Akshya Tritiya
The Way of the Vaishnavas
“One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.”
“I am the silence of secrets” (BG 10.38)
Sankirtana Das is a longtime resident of the New Vrindaban Community and an award-winning author and storyteller. His most recent book, Hanuman’s Quest, is acclaimed by scholars and has received a Storytelling World Resource Honors. For more info about his work see www.Mahabharata-Project.com
The Secrets of Spiritual Time Management
Every secret rests on a foundation or a frame of silence. In order for secretiveness to exist, there must be the larger context of silence. Just as a picture relies on a frame to declare it to be art, to declare its separateness from all else, so a secret must be surrounded by silence in order for it to even exist as a secret. Just as a musician establishes an arena of silence before he or she performs, so a clearly delineated realm of silence is first established in order for what is secret to be established as a secret.
Is there such a thing as spiritual time management? Can we organize our schedule based on spiritual principles?