Hari Kirtana, The Yoga for the Modern Age

Radha Krishna

What is the ultimate goal of the yoga process or meditation? Contact with the Supreme, the Supersoul, the Supreme Lord, is the aim and object of all yoga processes. Similarly, philosophical research, the jnana process, also aims at understanding the Supreme Brahman. These are recognized processes, undoubtedly, but according to authoritative description, they are not […]

Everybody follows somebody, Whom You Follow

Everywhere there must be, one chief man. Either you are a political party or social party or religious party or Communist party… Just like Communist party, they have got their chief men. Lenin, Stalin. I asked this question from Professor Kotovsky, “Where is the difference of philosophy between your Communist philosophy and our Krishna consciousness […]

How A Wise Leader Should be?

Once upon a time, there was a deer who was the leader of a herd of a thousand. He had two sons. One was very slim and tall, with bright alert eyes, and smooth reddish fur. He was called Beauty. The other was gray in color, also slim and tall, and was called Gray. One […]

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 […]

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, […]

Spoken Words Can’t Be Retrieved

A farmer insulted his neighbor. Realizing his mistake, he went to the preacher to ask for forgiveness. The preacher told him to take a bag of feathers and drop them in the center of town. The farmer did as he was told. Then the preacher asked him to go and collect the feathers and put […]

Do not focus primarily on the negative

It’s extremely seductive, when sharing with others about your workday, to focus primarily on the negative. A fairly typical response to the question, “How was your day?” is, “I had a really tough one.” If you elaborate, it’s likely that you’ll focus on how little time you had, the tough issues and conflicts, problems, difficult […]

Understanding the Source of Everything

Generally, a person with a philosophical mind is inquisitive to know what is the origin of all creations. At night he looks into the sky and naturally wonders what are the stars, how they are situated, who lives there, and so on. All these inquiries are quite natural for a human being, because he has […]

Grandfather’s Table, A Moral Story

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson.  The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table.  But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor.  When […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do not live in imagined future

If you want to be a happier, less-stressed person, there is no better place to start than with becoming aware of “anticipatory thinking,” or an imagined future. Essentially, this type of thinking involves imagining how much better your life will be when certain conditions are met – or how stressful, or difficult something is going […]

The Emperor’s Seed: How an emperor chosen his Successor

An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor.  Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day.  He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the […]

Put yourself in the shoes of the person you are asking or seeking help

I’ve written or called hundreds of people during my career who have never written back or returned my call. I’ve learned that people are often overwhelmed and overcommitted, and therefore unable or unwilling to help me. Instead of feeling defeated, I try to focus instead on how grateful I am that many other people have […]

God helps those who help themselves, says Lord Krishna

Krishna says that He provides for His devotees by giving them what they lack and preserving what they have. People are very fond of saying that God helps those who help themselves, but they do not understand that helping yourself means putting yourself under Krishna’s protection. If one thinks, “Oh, I can help myself. I […]

Keeping in constant touch with Krishna

Even after the destruction of this body, consciousness is not destroyed. Rather, consciousness is transferred to another type of body and again makes us aware of the material conception of life. That is also described in the Bhagavad-gita. At the time of death, if our consciousness is pure, we can be sure that our next […]

Who is a Perfect Human Being?

Every one of us is full of anxieties because of this material existence. Our very existence is in the atmosphere of nonexistence. Actually we are not meant to be threatened by nonexistence. Our existence is eternal. But somehow or other we are put into asat. Asat refers to that which does not exist. Out of […]

Srimad-Bhagavatam: The Transcendental literature

Religion includes four primary subjects, namely pious activities, economic development, satisfaction of the senses, and finally liberation from material bondage. Irreligious life is a barbarous condition. Indeed, human life begins when religion begins. Eating, sleeping, fearing, and mating are the four principles of animal life. These are common both to animals and to human beings. […]

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 […]

What are the Vedas?

What are the Vedas? The Sanskrit verbal root of Veda can be interpreted variously, but the purport is finally one. Veda means knowledge. Any knowledge you accept is Veda, for the teachings of the Vedas are the original knowledge. In the conditioned state, our knowledge is subjected to many deficiencies. The difference between a conditioned […]