1. "First of all, you have
    to establish that life
    is not from matter.
    Matter is from life…"
    Srila Prabhupada
  2. "By service of the Absolute Truth, even for a few days, a devotee attains firm and fixed intelligence in Me. Consequently he goes on to become My associate in the transcendental world after giving up the present deplorable material worlds."
    Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.23
  3. "Anyone who really wants the best for themselves should listen carefully whenever and wherever there is discussion of the All-Attractive, glorifying his amazing deeds that arise from his good qualities."
    "This cannot be overstated. And to understate this principle is to miss the entire point of what true sadhana (spiritual practice) is."
  4. Purpose of Marriage

    Giriraj Swami, Radhanath Swami, and Rtadhvaja Swami spoke at Kapil and Kalindi’s wedding.

  5. "Uno debe ser mas humilde que una brizna de hierba y mas tolerante que un árbol"
    Siksastakam, enseñanzas de Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
  6. *Srila Prabuhpada*

    *Srila Prabuhpada*

  7. New Orleans Haiku 3: The Fight

    Pressure pressure pop

    Ignorance drops, still not lost

    Salvation within

  8. Sattvam

    Bg 14.6

    tatra sattva nirmalatvāt
    prakāśakam anāmayam
    gena badhnāti
    gena cānagha

    Word for word:

    tatra — there; sattvam — the mode of goodness; nirmalatvāt — being purest in the material world;prakāśakam — illuminating; anāmayam — without any sinful reaction; sukha — with happiness; sagena— by association; badhnāti — conditions; jñāna — with knowledge; sagena — by association; ca — also; anagha — O sinless one.


    O sinless one, the mode of goodness, being purer than the others, is illuminating, and it frees one from all sinful reactions. Those situated in that mode become conditioned by a sense of happiness and knowledge.


    The living entities conditioned by material nature are of various types. One is happy, another is very active, and another is helpless. All these types of psychological manifestations are causes of the entities’ conditioned status in nature. How they are differently conditioned is explained in this section ofBhagavad-gītā. The mode of goodness is first considered. The effect of developing the mode of goodness in the material world is that one becomes wiser than those otherwise conditioned. A man in the mode of goodness is not so much affected by material miseries, and he has a sense of advancement in material knowledge. The representative type is the brāhmaa, who is supposed to be situated in the mode of goodness. This sense of happiness is due to understanding that, in the mode of goodness, one is more or less free from sinful reactions. Actually, in the Vedic literature it is said that the mode of goodness means greater knowledge and a greater sense of happiness.

    The difficulty here is that when a living entity is situated in the mode of goodness he becomes conditioned to feel that he is advanced in knowledge and is better than others. In this way he becomes conditioned. The best examples are the scientist and the philosopher. Each is very proud of his knowledge, and because they generally improve their living conditions, they feel a sort of material happiness. This sense of advanced happiness in conditioned life makes them bound by the mode of goodness of material nature. As such, they are attracted toward working in the mode of goodness, and, as long as they have an attraction for working in that way, they have to take some type of body in the modes of nature. Thus there is no likelihood of liberation, or of being transferred to the spiritual world. Repeatedly one may become a philosopher, a scientist or a poet, and repeatedly become entangled in the same disadvantages of birth and death. But, due to the illusion of the material energy, one thinks that that sort of life is pleasant.


  9. Verse 4.29 Jnana Yoga (Pranayam)


    apane juhvati pranam prane ‘panam tathapare 
    pranapana-gati ruddhva pranayama-parayanah 
    apare niyataharah pranan pranesu juhvati

     There are others who sacrifice the outgoing breath in the incoming, and the incoming in the outgoing, restraining the courses of the outgoing and the incoming breaths, and remain solely absorbed in the control of the breath.

    The type of yoga for controlling the breathing process is known as pranayama, and is the fourth step of Patanjali’s system of Yoga. These breathing exercises are performed for controlling the senses in preparation for spiritual realization. The practice involves enabling simultaneous passage of air in opposite directions. As the apana air goes downward, the prana air goes up. The pranayama-yogi practices breathing the opposite way until the currents are neutralized into a puraka equilibrium. Similarly, when the exhaled breath is offered to the inhaled breath, it is called recaka. Stopping of both air currents is called kumbhaka-yoga. 

    A God conscious person, however, being always situated in the transcendental remembrance and devotion of the Lord, automatically controls his senses. A God conscious person begins from the transcendental stage, and remains constantly in that consciousness. Therefore, there is no falling down, and ultimately he enters into the abode of the Lord, without having to take recourse to these complex breathing exercises, which can actually do bodily and mental harm if done without correct guidance.

  10. Today is Gaura Purnima! “Gaura Purnima” means “golden full moon” Its a holy day celebrating the appearance of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. May there be transcendental kirtan today.
And also today starts Holi!!!
Jai Guru Dev! 

    Today is Gaura Purnima! “Gaura Purnima” means “golden full moon” Its a holy day celebrating the appearance of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. May there be transcendental kirtan today.

    And also today starts Holi!!!

    Jai Guru Dev! 

  11. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

    MLK (Letter from a Birmingham Jail)

    The philosophy and the theology behind this quote compels me to disturb my comfortable passive slumber to go out and protest on the streets of Chicago on my birthday - April 7th. #Chicago Spring And I hope it continues to compel me to not stand idly by while others fight for justice for me and everyone else. 

  12. "Power is not alluring to pure minds."
    Thomas Jefferson

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