To serve God, Krishna, to serve society better, we are willing to fly in airplanes, we are willing to live in palaces, we are willing to wear nice clothes, we are willing to drive in cars, and we are willing to use Blackberries, Apples, Microsoft and everything else. It is not from these things that we are getting our happiness from; but we are willing to use these things to share what we have. Read the rest of this entry »
February 17, 2014 | In: World
The car has 4 tyres, and it is very important that those 4 tyres are balanced properly. What if you put too much air in one tyre? What will happen to your drive?
For our life to go on a smooth drive, we need to properly balance it using our intelligence. Read the rest of this entry »
Chipped rice, how much does it cost? It’s very cheap and unless you put some really exotic things in it, it doesn’t taste very nice.
In those days when I used to be a sadhu begging in Himalayas, people would give me a handful of chipped rice because it practically costs nothing. But when you are hungry, you find some little river or pond, add some little water into it and you eat. One thing I learned was, if you are really hungry and you really thank God for what he is giving you, your tongue kind of moves aside from the experience and you taste with your heart Read the rest of this entry »
January 6, 2014 | In: God
In the town of Satara, Maharashtra, on the banks of the Krishna and Vena Rivers lived a blind man, Bilvamangala Thakur, famous as Lila Sukha. He had such deep devotion to Krishna. He was seeing, not with his physical eyes, but through the love of his soul. He was seeing Krishna everywhere, he was experiencing Krishna’s children in everyone. So many people all around, with eyes, were not seeing what he was seeing. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a saying in English, “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” Disease is a time of great need. Generally, a person comes to a doctor when they are helpless. Otherwise, why go to a doctor, if you can fix yourself? Why pay money? Why do all the traveling? Why take the medicines? People go to a doctor when they feel themselves helpless, when they cannot help themselves anymore, when their family cannot help them anymore, when even their money cannot help them anymore. They need somebody else. And they turn to a doctor in that spirit. Read the rest of this entry »
The Nature of Attachment:
The great sages describe the nature of attachment. Attachment cannot be killed; it has simply to be transferred. Consciousness is the platform of attachment. Desireless-ness is not possible for a living entity. A living entity, by constitution, has the propensity to be attached to something. We see that if someone has no object of attachment, if Read the rest of this entry »
November 14, 2013 | In: Yoga
As a person approaches God, Krishna, he reciprocates accordingly. If we give all of our heart to Krishna, Krishna gives himself to us. The capacity of what we have to give to Krishna, in relation to infinity, is a drop. But yet that drop, when it is offered with love, it is more precious to Krishna than all the wealth in material and spiritual existence. That is his nature. If we offer a drop he returns a bottomless shoreless ocean of his love in reciprocation. This is the principle of Bhakti.
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