We feel stressed not so much because we are over-worked as because we are over-worried

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We feel stressed not so much because we are over-worked as because we are over-worried (Based on Gita 18.35) Chaitanya Charan Das: Stress is rampant in today’s society. Why? One common explanation is over-work. But is over-work the only cause? At least three points suggest otherwise: Nowadays, machines do many things that … Read More

Why would Krishna not give mercy to someone struggling in bhakti-yoga?

QUESTION I don’t mean anything extravagant, but at least whatever is enough to feel happy with the process and hopeful about pleasing Kṛṣṇa.   ANSWER Krishna gives mercy to everyone, devotees or non devotees. In general, most people have a difficult time to understand, recognize and accept what mercy is. Non devotees … Read More

Aspects of the Absolute Truth By Srila Jiva Goswami

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From Back to Godhead Though conceived of in various ways, ultimately the Absolute Truth is the Supreme Person who shares intimate loving exchanges with the best of His devotees. By Srila Jiva Goswami Here we present an excerpt from the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust edition of Srila Jiva Goswami’s Sri Tattva-sandarbha. Jiva Goswami … Read More

Lecture, Śrīla Prabhupāda Listening to His Own Recorded Lecture

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New York, April 23, 1969   Prabhupāda: om ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ [Gautamīya Tantra] [I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who with the torchlight of knowledge has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance.] [aside:] It is recording? The meaning of … Read More

Saint Cynic and modern cynics By Kasya das

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Sixteenth chapter of Bhagavad-gita denote godly and above all demoniac qualities – daivasura sampad vibhaga, which are to be found in a man’s heart. One of the human quality is cynism. I was curious, where Krishna describes that in sixteenth chapter, so simply that it belongs to godly or demoniac character qualities? … Read More

¿Por qué 16 rondas de japamala y no otro número?

¿Por qué 16 rondas de japamala y no otro número?   PREGUNTA Manonatha Maharaj, por favor acepta mis humildes reverencias. ¿Cuál es el significado del número 16? ¿Por qué se nos instruye a cantar 16 rondas de Japamala y no algún otro número? B. Divya   RESPONDER Querido Bhaktin Divya, Por favor … Read More

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