The Power of Time

Take a glass filled with a fizzy drink, maybe Sprite. What do you see on the surface? Lot of small bubbles that fizzle out in a few seconds. Govinda Dasa, a Bengali poet, has said that our life in this world is as temporary and insignificant as a bubble of water on a lotus petal. Hence, the scriptures tell…

Calm Caves

It is interesting how in both Eastern and Western spirituality great renounced persons would often perform their prayer and worship in the caves of the mountains. It is in the spirit of simplicity and renunciation—simplicity in that it’s completely natural, it is provided by God Himself. There is no need to…

The Power of Inquiry

One great saintly personality remarked that everyone spends their lives within a series of questions and answers. When a bird rises in the morning, it begins asking questions and searching for answers. When it comes back to the nest at night, it is still asking questions and trying to…

Many Religions—ONE GOD

In the various religions of the world, we find the Lord revealing Himself to different types of people in different ways, according to where they live, what languages they speak and what particular state of spiritual evolution they are on at that time…

Real Happiness – Radhanath Swami

Real self happiness

First of all we must know that in our own life our real happiness is not in chasing temporary illusions of this world, but rather is in finding true peace in the self. But that is not enough because the real happiness of that peace is…

Who is spiritually advanced?

Who is spiritually advanced

Who is spiritually advanced? Not someone who just gives sermons nicely. Anyone can speak the scriptures nicely if they have good education. But a spiritually advanced person is someone who not just…

Radhanath Swami on the Spider’s Web

Our guru Srila Prabhupada defined maya: maya is that which is not. We are attracted to the various temptations in the world thinking theywill make us happy—if I have this, if I am this, if I get this, I’ll be happy. But actually, it is like a spider’s web…