From Nazi Nightmare to the American Dream
Why Are We Averse to Authority?
“It seems you two might have another connection,” Devi-deva said. “Sir Ivan is the son of a Holocaust survivor. Maybe you two should meet.”
It seems many of us do not like the government telling us how we should conduct our lives.
Conflict-Resolution and the Gita
Nature is kind and playful. And her beauty is powerful.
Poetry: Fall Birds
Mature spiritual understanding is not relinquishing responsibility, but assuming responsibility with wisdom.
The Answer Lies in our Hands
"Calling Krishna together as we head home / Making others stop in wonder at our joy"
What if there was one simple solution for all your problems? Something so easy that even a child could do it? Something which costs nothing, is available to everyone and ultimately ends all suffering?
Down to Earth
Beneath all apparent differences of race, nationality, sexual orientation or ethnic origin, everything that lives is a spark of that Supreme Being. Are we not, then, all family?
The Yoga of Voting
The spiritual world is not an impersonal place – it’s a place of wonderful exchanges, deep friendships and loving interactions.
Why Couldn’t the Pandavas Resolve their Conflict Peacefully?
According to the Bhagavad-gita, there’s no contradiction between cultivating an inner life of personal spiritual development and an outer life of active social engagement as long as that engagement is dedicated toward “the welfare of all living beings.
Re-loving the Gita
Not all conflicts are caused by misunderstandings alone; many are caused by malevolence.
Why Helping Others Doesn’t Always Help Others
I am now older and wiser in the practice of Krishna Bhakti and yet it still moves me, still delights, still informs.
The Plastic Problem
One of the best ways to inspire people to take responsibility is to equip them with spiritual wisdom.
Often times we start on our spiritual journey with great enthusiasm, excitement and cheer. Yet, somewhere in the middle we come to a point where everything becomes known, monotonous and obvious. How do we steer back?
The Self at War
'Contentment' is one of the niyamas, the set of five personal observances that Patanjali lists in the second chapter of his Yoga-sutras. It's also a state of being that can be very hard to attain. How do we find real contentment?
Why Lying to Ourselves Is So Dangerous?
How do we embrace pain? How do we overcome what we fear most?
Friendly Fire – Why Can’t We Be Friends With Everyone?
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister, put it well, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
What Did Prabhupada Mean In His Statements Concerning Hitler?
With genuine spiritual advancement comes the capacity and capability to have friendly relationships with one and all.
Parenting Devotee Teenagers
Questions about statements from Srila Prabhupada concerning Hitler and the Jews.
Character or Capability?
When our children grow into teens, many of us find that inspiring them in Krishna consciousness becomes much harder. They are no longer enthusiastic to imitate us or join in with the devotional activities we initiate.
How Does Humility Differ From Low Self-esteem?
Maybe we tend to prioritise external achievements over internal purification – after all, that’s what gets the claps and nods from our social circle.
How Our Actions and Choices in Everyday Life Affect Our Chanting
For us to persevere through life’s various challenges, we need the fundamental conviction that we can make a difference.
Mahabharata and Justice
Sometimes, when we make a mistake and we regret it, that very feeling improves our relationship with the Holy Name.
O Mother Radhe
Mahabharata is specifically meant to help us understand and appreciate the nuanced meanings and principles of dharma.
"O Mother Radhe / You are so sweet and strong.. / In most amazing and caring ways / Your compassion makes me feel I belong…"
We look for happiness on many levels; through our bodily faculties, through emotional comfort and through intelligence and ego.