‘Gratitude and Ingratitude’

“In order for the seed to grow, it has to have soft and fertile ground. Gratitude makes our heart soft. Gratitude fertilizes our heart. Gratitude enables the seed of bhakti to grow. When we expect, when we think we deserve, when we want something very different than what we are …

‘The Spoilt Child’

A spoiled child who just gets whatever he or she wants, whenever she wants it, is never happy because desires can never be satisfied in full because as soon as you satisfy a desire, another desire will come and that desire cannot remain satisfied for long. A child that’s not …

The challenges to Bhakti in a city

A simple life is conducive to bhakti. Now if we are reading Srimad Bhagvatam properly and hearing from our acharyas, even in a city, you can have simplicity in consciousness. But it is not so easy because consciously or unconsciously, we are very chronically addicted to controlling the environment. But …

Joy of appreciating others

One who is starving within, needs to get all sorts of adoration, prestige and credit, but one who actually has, is tasting Krishna within, doesn’t need that. Such a person feels infinitely greater pleasure giving credit to others. The amount of joy that we get taking credit for ourself is …