Why and how to perform the Shradh Ceremony?

In Srimad Bhagvatam, it is mentioned that “Devarṣi-bhūtāpta-nṛṇāṁ pitṝṇāṁ na kiṅkaro nāyam ṛṇī ca rājan sarvātmanā yaḥ śaraṇaṁ śaraṇyaṁ gato mukundaṁ parihṛtya kartam” (SB 11.5.41) Every human being is obliged and has an obligation? We are under whose...
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First Step Towards Advancement..

Preparing for initiation means taking spiritual life seriously and when one is convinced that this material world has nothing to offer, it is just for the body. Material world is going to offer everything for the body but not for the soul. Then what about the soul ?...

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Krishna doesn’t keep, He only gives !!

Do not think that Krishna will give us less than what we give Him. If we take 1 step towards Krishna, then He will take 10 steps towards us.  Krishna’s most important Dharma is that He is Bhakta Vatsal, He is Kripalu, He is Karuna Sindhu, Krishna gives us more...

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Mother’s Day !!

Our real mother is of course Krishna and we must thank Him today. “aham sarvasya prabhavo mattah sarvam pravartate iti matva bhajante mam budha bhava-samanvitah” [Bg. 10.8] Everything is produced from Krishna, Krishna is the source of everything and that...

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Become a Prasaditarian !!

You are what you eat.. Suppose we don’t eat anything for 1 month, what will happen? Our body will shrink and probably die also, so our body is made up of what we eat. The dearmost thing to us is our body and we put garbage in it. Is it a good idea? No, there is...

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First Quantity Then Quality !!

If we chant attentively, then we will be able to relish the transcendental love of Krishna, that transcendental mellow. Just like if we are a very big businessman, having zillions of dollars worth factory somewhere and it is burned to ashes, somebody calls us and...

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The Ultimate Goal Of Life !!

Srila Prabhupada makes it very simple to understand, He says “If you serve dog, then the dog will love you. If you serve God, then God will love you.” To attain the ultimate goal of life i.e to reawaken our pure love for Krishna, the technique is very...

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How to embrace Sadhna? 

Srila Prabhupada always said that in order to have a fixed, nice sadhna, we have to become Serious and Sincere, along with these two, Service and Surrender. If you are very Serious and Sincere about performing sadhna, then you will be getting up very early, may...

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Book Distribution

The easiest way to preach about Krishna is by distributing literature about Krishna that is written by Srila Prabhupada in a simple, understandable language which can touch the heart of all the living entities. He is a pure devotee and he wrote his books in a pure way...

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How to deal with Envy ?

One thing we have to get rid of is envy. “Kama krishna-karam-arpane, krodha bhaktadvesijane” If somebody is envious of Krishna or His devotees, then we can exhibit anger. We can use our anger like Hanuman, who set Lanka on fire. Arjuna, who fought on the...

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Meaning of Mahamantra

There are many explanations of the Mahamantra by our different acharyas, Shat Goswamis, Jiva Goswami, Rupa Sanatan Goswami and Bhaktivinod Thakur, so many. But we are very well versed with the explanation of Srila Prabhupada’s explanation to Hare Krishna...

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How to give up Anarthas?

First of all we have to become very very intelligent. Buddhi means intelligence, intelligence is discrimination, discriminating faculty which discriminates right vs wrong. Drinking liquor or drinking milk, mother’s milk and cow’s milk. So drinking, both are drinking...

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Power of Co-Operation

Cooperation means we should cooperate with each other to achieve something. So, what is that we want to achieve? Very obvious, that we want to achieve Krsna, His love. In order to do that we need cooperation because “Sampradaya-vihina ye mantras te nisphala matah”...

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What is Faith ?

The very definition of faith is that one who has strong belief, firm belief on the words of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna. Meaning, one who has full faith that whatever Krsna is speaking in Bhagavad Gita, that is the absolute truth, nothing but...

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Offer with love or follow the rules?

Krishna answers this in a particular verse- “patram puspam phalam toyam yo me bhaktya prayacchati tad aham bhakty-upahrtam asnami prayatatmanah” He says you have to offer me love and devotion, that love and devotion, if it is not there in your heart right...

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Real way to get rid of our pride

So best way is to think that “I am not this material body and that I am spirit soul and me, spirit soul, wants to serve Krishna. ” So diffuse your false ego, that diffusion is into “Jiwera Swaroop Hoye Krsnera Nitya Dasa”. That I am an...

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How can we control our mind

It is very very very difficult. I would advice you to chant Hare Krishna mantra even without your mind. Arjuna says vayor iva su-duskaram Krishna says can you control the wind? Wind is blowing, hurricane, tornado? Can you control Tornado? vayor iva su-duskaram It is...

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भक्ति में भाव का महत्त्व

भाव हो या न हो, भाव से ही माला करनी चाहिए । लेकिन हमेशा तो वह भाव रहता नहीं है ,न आता है हमेशा। अगर आए तो बहुत अच्छा है । यही हम चाहते है कि नाम-जप के बाद हम रसास्वादन कर सकें, भाव। हमें भाव भक्ति चाहिए और बाद में प्रेम भक्ति। तो वो भाव भक्ति होगी साधना भक्ति । तीन...

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Guilt of not serving Krsna properly

How to overcome the guilt of not serving Krsna properly? Nothing is more purifying than the holyname so you have to purify your external and internal senses, so just remember, meditate on holyname and Krishna then you will be perfectly purified, internally and...

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Thoughts of transcendental person

If a person is transcendental then what type of thoughts he should have to remain transcendental? If a person is transcendental then he will very easily understand what’s spiritual life, Who Am I and Who is God and I’m spirit soul, part and parcel of that God so...

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Glimpses of Recent Events

Shri Vyas Puja 2017

Only with the mercy of Srila Vyasa Dev are we able to get an access to the most treasured scriptures. These scriptures are not only precious but a backbone of all our knowledge philosophy. However, it is only when Srila Prabhupada and Our Spiritual Masters become...

Radha Ashtami 2017

Just like metal cannot be kept separated from magnet as much as one tries, similarly once Krishna has descended on this Earth , it is hard to keep away Srimati Radharani. She is the magnetic force in herself and can’t stay away from the magnet nor can we call...

Ashok Vihar Janmashtami 2017

The time has come, the time of never ending festivities. He has descended with not only hope and respite to Devaki and Vasudeva but to each one of us, taking away all our miseries with just the mellow of His flute. He is here, not only for today, yesterday or tomorrow...

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