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Seeing the spiritual nature

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Once Srila Prabhupada was in discussion with a scientist who was averring that nature was the cause of all phenomena. “Why do you propose a God?” he asked. Prabhupada replied, “But when you say nature you must also say whose nature. It cannot exist independently” It is an interesting point. We all have different natures, […]

“Out of the Woman Comes the Man, Spends the Rest of His Life Getting Back When he Can”

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This is a line from a song I listened to during my misspent youth. Indeed it is now clear that I not only had a misspent youth but unlimited misspent previous lives. I cannot really say for sure what the author of these lines intended them to mean but prior to me having the privilege […]

To love God or to fear God? That is the question

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As I was driving down an interstate road late one breezy spring night, I read a billboard signed by God. But I felt no tranquility, no joy. My lips grew so heavy I could not smile. I was gripped by a strange, suffocating unease. “DON’T MAKE ME COME DOWN THERE,” it angrily warned. The warmth […]

Father’s Advice

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I came across a beautiful simple story published sometime back in “Bhagavaddarshan” (BTG in Telugu- South Indian language). The name of the story was Father’s advice”. I sincerely think that it is very relevant to caring and gives inspiration to all readers about the present subject matter that is caring for devotees. The story as […]

Conservative or Liberal?

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From a layman’s point of view, the Vedic culture may seem to delineate quite conservative social boundaries for women. Some may call this restriction, oppression, even subjugation, but one could also see it as a symbol of respect. The woman plays one of the most important roles in society. They are giving birth to and […]

All Work and No Pray Makes Our Lives Wasted

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By Indra Krishna Dasa How we can give our work meaning beyond the paycheck. The hot, sweltering Dubai sun is raining fire. At temperatures close to 50Ëš C (122Ëš F), it takes more than a man to be out in the open. The cacophony of sounds from the grinding machines, the transformers, the air compressors, […]

Multi-Level Spirituality

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People commonly misunderstand Hinduism to be a polytheistic tradition. This became quite apparent when I recently facilitated a discussion at Leicester University entitled ‘Misconceptions of Hinduism’. Ironically, the word Hindu is itself a misnomer. It’s not mentioned anywhere in the Bhagavad-gita (the principle scripture for Hindu’s) or any other Vedic scripture for that matter. For […]


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Sutapa das: The shrine at our temple is undoubtedly the main attraction. In dialogues with those from Judeo-Christian or Islamic backgrounds, I regularly encounter some uneasiness as to how God can appear in a ‘material’ form – idols made by the hands of man. It appears limiting, imaginary and almost childish – to treat God […]

Avatar Blues

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I read this curious article about how some people have become seriously depressed after watching the movie Avatar. Not because it didn’t make them happy seeing the world portrayed in the film, but because the real world seemed so grey and lifeless afterwards. I say ’some people’ but it seems to be quite a few, […]

Celebrating Gita Jayanti

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An Address by Giriraj Swami to Leaders of Hindu Organizations October 23, 2009 Houston This year, Gita Jayanti, the day on which Lord Krsna spoke the Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna, will be celebrated on November 28. The Bhagavad-gita is also known as the Gitopanisad and is considered one of the Upanisads. The title Bhagavad-gita is sometimes […]

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Cooking for the London Rathayatra 16th June 2019 thumbnail Cooking for the London Rathayatra 16th June 2019

Parasuram das: We are looking for volunteers to help cook the greatest feast ever for the pleasure of Lord Jagannath and his devotees. Volunteers are needed all day Saturday chopping veg and all night cooking Saturday night/Sunday morning. There is a special gift for all those who help, Srila Prabhupada’s blessings! The Narada Purana (uttara […]


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