Forgive yourself, you are a human

“To err is human, to forgive divine.” You might as well insert the word “yourself” into this all-so-true observation about being human. Let’s face it. We are human, and to be human means you’re going to make errors, at least some of the time. You’re going to make plenty of mistakes, mess up from time […]

Again become mouse: A Story for our Self Assessment from Srimad Bhagavatam

A mouse came to a saintly person: “Sir, I am very much troubled. This cat troubles me very much.” “So what you want?” “Let me become a cat.” “All right, you become a cat.” So he became a cat. Then after few days, he came back. “Sir, still I am in trouble.” “What is that?” […]

Seven Wonders of the World, Seven Wonders of our Life

A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the world.” Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes: Egypt’s Great Pyramids Taj Mahal Grand Canyon Panama Canal Empire State Building St. Peter’s Basilica China’s Great Wall While gathering the votes, the teacher noticed […]

P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with bright light and the Savior appeared. The Lord told the man He had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the […]

Why do you need a guru, Which knowledge you want to acquire

People generally go to guru, “Sir, I have got some pain. Give me some ashirvad so that my pain may be cured.” “But why you have come here for curing your pain? You can go to some doctor, or you can take some tablet. Is it the purpose of coming to guru?” But generally they […]

There is no miracle in Krishna Consciousness

One man went out of his village, and after ten years, he came back, advertised himself that “I have become successful in yoga practice.” So naturally villagers surrounded him. “Oh, what yoga practice you have learned?” “I can walk on the water.” “Oh?” So the arrangement was that he’ll cross the river, walking on the […]

Guru is not for fashion, Guru is the One to whom you must Surrender

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Go to guru, to surrender. Surrender means that one will accept whatever the guru says. It is not that one thinks, “I do not care for my guru’s order. Still I am a disciple.” That is not actually accepting a guru. Just like Arjuna surrendered to Krishna. You must find out guru where you can […]

Two Wolves Within Us, a Moral Story

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.” “One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” “The other is Good. […]

How is Lord Krishna the greatest scientist?

How is Krishna the greatest scientist? Because He knows everything. Science means to know the thing correctly. A scientist is one who knows a subject matter thoroughly. Krishna knows everything. If I say that heat is the energy of Krishna, you cannot deny it, because it is not your energy. In your body there is […]

The permanent possession, Do we possess anything in this World

Everything that we possess is in mind but in actuality we don’t possess. Suppose I possess all this; as soon as I die, all possession will remain here. I’ll not take anything. So I don’t possess. But in mind I am thinking, “Oh, this is mine. That is mine.” If I leave this body, either […]

Be Responsive to choose the best Possible Alternative

“Responsive” means acting appropriately to the issue at hand. Rather than being driven and controlled by habitual, knee-jerk reactions, being responsive means having the ability to maintain perspective and to choose the best possible alternative or course of action, given your unique situation. Because responsive people are able to see the entire picture so well, […]

Hoping against Hope, Srimad Bhagavatham Quotes on Greed & Greediness

Durashaya means which cannot be fulfilled. You can hope something but it will never be fulfilled. Persons who are trying to become happy by adjustment of this material energy, they do not know that happiness cannot be achieved without approaching God. Everyone is thinking, “I must first of all see my own interest.” But first […]

Beyond Darwinism, Value of Human Life as per Science of Self Realization

What is there beyond Darwinism in human life? Here is an interesting note from a book called “Science of Self Realization” authored by Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of  ISKCON. We living entities are innumerable; there is no limit to our number. God, however, is one. He is also living, as we are but we are […]

Be Spiritual, Not Religious : Spiritual notes from ISKCON

“Be spiritual not religious”, it is a spiritual quote and the notes from ISKCON for all the devotees of God. Spirit is undying (eternal), internal and God’s fingerprint. Religion is temporary, external and man’s concoction. The Vedas teach “Sanatan Dharma” which eclipses religion and can restore the eternal soul to its pure original condition. The […]

Consequences of ‘Just Simple Comments’

What are the consequences of ‘Just Simple Comments’. Here is a small story called ‘Scattered Papers’ which explains the importance, consequences and complications of rumors and what rumors can create. Once upon a time an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later […]

Practice those qualities which you believe in – Personality Development Quote

Here is the spiritual and moral story provided by Hare Krishna Movement. If kindness, patience, honesty, and generosity are qualities that you believe in, you make every effort to practice those qualities at work. Treat people with kindness and respect. If someone is late or makes a mistake, you try to be patient. Even if […]

Today before you complain about…

Today before you think of saying an unkind word – Think of someone who can’t speak. Today before you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone who has nothing to eat. Today before you complain about life – Think of someone who went too early to heaven. Today before you argue […]

Get Permanent Life, No more changing apartment

We are not proprietor of this body. We are occupier. Just like a rented house: the proprietor and the tenant are different. So I am the spirit soul. I am not proprietor; I am simply occupier. The proprietor is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is giving me a particular apartment according to my capacity […]

Power of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra

The following story illustrates how the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, although seemingly an ordinary sound, is not the same as other sounds. Out of His love for us, God manifests Himself as His holy name. The Padma Purana declares: abhinnatvam nama naminoh “There is no difference between the name of God and God Himself.” So the […]

Identity Crisis in Today’s world, Identity is a product of illusion

Everyone is seeking a common factor they can share with others of a similar mindset and in this way experience a sense of identity. The inherent problem in today’s modern society is that our identities are being defined by the body and mind. We live in a culture where our identity is established by the […]