Can’t we make the connection

I was listening to a radio show and this lady from anti-cruelty for animals was boasting that how she saw someone tied their dog too close to a post and so she called the police because that dog did not have space to move. That person actually got fined. Then there were calls for questions to this lady on radio.

Three basic views of this world

There are three basic views of the world we live. One is the very materialistic view wherein people see the world as the only real reality. Other is a Mayavad view, that the world is an illusion. And the third is the Vaishnav view that the world is the sacred …

The importance of being thoughtful

One time, a simple elderly man came into a shop. And the merchant was selling him some grains and the merchant asked the man, “Why is your head shaven? You come here every day. You never shave your head. Why are you wearing dark clothes today?” And the old man, …

Our ‘reality’ is based on our conditioning

“Reality is according to our conditioning, according to our egoistic development in life.” – Radhanath Swami Just like I know one person and a relative; they love frogs. And my elder brother loves snakes. He has pet snakes in his house. Hare Krishna! He used to let them just crawl …

Is our perception of reality influenced by propaganda?

Prabhupada gives an example of a young man and he had a whole group of friends around him; and they wanted to disturb his mind. So, they all met without him and said, “Let us really make him in anxiety and let us all have a conspiracy. Whenever we meet him we say, ‘Ah! You have become a ghost!’” .So, they all agreed.

Deep inside everyone is beautiful

I was walking alone through the Himalayan forest and I came into a leprosy colony, where all these people – this was at a time when nobody cared anything about the lepers; society just pretended they did not exist – they  were just laying in the cold ground of the …

Towards a Perfect Long-term Relationship

“Bhakti is about relationships.” – Radhanath Swami Vedic spirituality has a lot to offer. Relationships, especially long term relationships which are much coveted these days, Vedic spirituality has it in its store too. What are we looking for in any long-term relationship? In our lives we need both certainty and …

How Spirituality Can Solve All World Problems

When the heart is pure when there is love of god awakened then compassion for every living being becomes our inherent nature what is more desperately needed in this world than the loving compassionate hearts, hearts that are humble tolerant forgiving respectful to all. Hearts that are actually well wishing …

The Greatest Problem is the Hungry Heart

I write about in this book that recently came out – The Journey Home, the time I spent with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, in about 1971. And I remember she told me something, very striking. She said that the greatest problem in this world is Hunger. Not Hunger of the …

Mother Nature teaches…..

The Redwood trees in California can grow more than 320 feet high. Some have a 24 feet wide trunk. They have a life span of thousands of years. How deep their roots must be! But surprisingly, their roots don’t grow deep at all. They move horizontally, and intertwine with the …