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 […]

The beginning of Spiritual Knowledge

Everyone is hankering for happiness because by nature we are happy: anandamayo ‘bhyasat (Vedanta-sutra 1.1.12). As spirit souls we are naturally happy, blissful. But we are suffering because we have been covered by five gross material elements — earth, water, fire, air, and ether — and three subtle material elements — mind, intelligence, and false […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Listen to the criticism and get the details, How to be a Perfect Human being

When someone criticizes you, instead of attacking the other person(s) for their words and building a hostile atmosphere try to calm it down. Try to remain level-headed, open and figure out how this can help you. Even when someone blurts out something not too constructive like “Your work/blog/product stinks!” you might want to ask a […]

Being Immortal

Matter changes in six phases: birth, growth, maintenance, production of by-products, dwindling, and death. But the life within matter, the spirit soul, is eternal; it goes through no such changes. Life appears to be developing and decaying, but actually it is simply passing through each of these six phases until the material body can no […]

The Choice is Yours

Lord Krishna preaching Bhagavad Gita

When we speak of Krishna, we mean God. Everyone has some vague idea of God, but no clear idea. Therefore God descends to show what He is. If we speculate on God, someone will think one thing, and another person will think another. This is the result of speculation. But if God Himself comes and […]

Credibility

We all know the story of the shepherd boy who cried wolf. The boy decided to have some fun at the expense of the villagers. The boy shouted, “Help, help, the wolf is here.” The villagers heard him and came to his rescue. But when they got there, they saw no wolf and the boy […]

Driving Ahead

Suppose I am driving a very nice car, but I am simply absorbed in the machine only. I have forgotten my destination, where I have to go, and I am busy studying the car. What is the use? You may be driving a good car, but you must know how to reach your destination. That […]

Perfection of Life

When one goes to prison he has to put aside his usual dress and take the prison dress. Similarly, anyone who comes into this material world has to take a material body. This is the law. Unless you have this material body, how can you feel pleasure in material sense enjoyment? It is just like […]

Throughway to Happiness

Every one of us is searching after happiness, but we do not know what real happiness is. We see so much advertised about happiness, but practically speaking we see so few happy people. This is because so few people know that the platform of real happiness is beyond temporary things. It is this real happiness […]

What is the Real Source of Energy?

Matter itself has no creative power. When it is manipulated by the living energy, material things are produced. Matter in its crude form is therefore the latent energy of the Supreme Being. Whenever we think of energy, it is natural that we think of the source of energy. For example, when we think of electrical […]

Ignorance is no excuse

At present everyone is suffering due to ignorance, just as one contracts a disease out of ignorance. If one does not know hygienic principles, he will not know what will contaminate him. Therefore due to ignorance there is infection, and we suffer from disease. A criminal may say, “I did not know the law,” but […]

Do you want to see God?

“Can you show me God? Have you seen God?” These are the questions we commonly come across. So the answer is here. Yes, you can see God. Everyone can see God. But there must be the qualification. Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita: naham prakashau sarvasya yoga-maya-samavatau: [Bhagavad-gita. 7.25] “I am not exposed to everyone. […]

Be a Yes Man, Quote on Karma Yoga

Anything that is going on in this world, is under the supreme supervision of the Lord. There is a philosopher’s saying, “Not a blade of grass moves without the will of God.” It is actually the fact. Now, we have to dovetail ourselves with that plan of the Supreme Lord. That is called karma-yoga. So […]

Watering the Root

Actually our position is that we are always rendering service to someone, either to our family, country, or society. If we have no one to serve, sometimes we keep a pet cat or dog and render service to it. All these factors prove that we are constitutionally meant to render service, yet in spite of […]

Important to remember…

Here is a 7-poniter list which everyone has to remember. Never think or speak negatively about yourself. Meditate on your God-given strengths and learn to encourage yourself, for much of the time nobody else will. Don’t compare yourself to anybody else.  So don’t settle for being a copy. Focus on your potential, not on your […]

Recognize patterns of behavior

Take an honest look at your own patterns of behavior. Perhaps you’re the one who starts some of the arguments, or you are a willing participant once they get going. This type of reflective wisdom allows you to better choose what to say and what not to say; who to spend time with and who […]

Different people have different perceptions

A couple bought a donkey from the market. On the way home, a boy commented, “Very stupid. Why neither of them rides on the donkey?” Upon hearing that, the husband let the wife ride on the donkey. He walked besides them. Later, an old man saw it and commented, “The husband is the head of […]