When we persevere, we progress both materially and spiritually. Materially, we do greater justice to our God-given talents and make tangible contributions in this world. And spiritually, we rise in our consciousness and come closer to Krishna and the unending happiness thereof.
Devamrita Swami is an educator, writer, and guide. New York born, Yale graduate and a monk in the now global tradition of Krishna spirituality, he has traveled every continent for 40 years, presenting non-material solutions for personal societal redevelopment.
I realized that envy is the most unfortunate aspect of human nature. Not only is the envious person rendered unhappy by his or her envy, but they also wish to inflict misfortune on others.
The success of the first half of life is only understood when the second half of life sets in - usually not by our own doing. According to Hinduism, we "fall" into the second half of life.
True success, according to Hinduism, is not in the achievements of the first half of life, but in the unraveling of a deeper mystery of our authentic identity and relationship with this transient world.
A new podcast has been started named Successful Vaisnavas which aims at inspiring devotees by emphasizing the positive achievements in the Krishna conscious society.