The Calendar is warning us

Calendar warns us of death, because time passes imperceptibly. It’s very difficult to see day by day how time is affecting our lives. After years we see changes; we see we are growing or we are wrinkling, ageing. Gradually, in a very invisible way time consumes us and symptoms come, …

Purpose of Yoga

By the sun of grace, then we see everything as it is. nitya-siddha krishna-prema ‘saadhya’ kabhu naya shravanaadi-suddha-citte karaye udaya (CC Madhya 22.107)   Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, He gave this beautiful verse. That this love for God, for Krishna, this love for all living beings who are part of Krishna …

Real humility

Because, the humble state of mind, we don’t think we are the controller, we don’t think we are the proprietor, we don’t think we are the doer. That is humility. Humility doesn’t just mean, “I am the most fallen.” We speak these things – I am the dust of your …

Narada Muni’s outreach program

“And that is really a expert preacher: the person who can take the essence of Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagvatam, and present it in such a way that that medicine is, that nutrition is digested by the candidate.” – Radhanath Swami Narada Muni came to the palace of Pracinabarhisat and he …

Practice what you preach

What turns people away from religion or spiritual life? Hypocrisy. – Radhanath Swami Kali-yuga is the age of quarrel and hypocrisy.  Hiranyakashyapu was in Satya-yuga. Kamsa was in Dvapar-yuga. Ravana was in Treta-yuga. They were all philosophers and probably better intellectual philosophers than anyone today. Kamsa had all those heads …

The law of Karma

So the philosophy is that there are laws of nature, just like there is law of gravity – what goes up must come down. It doesn’t matter whether you believe it or not. – Radhanath Swami I can proudly write hundreds of books based on lifetime of scientific research to …

Story illustrating material existance

So here is a typical example of material life. Everything Kamsa wanted he got, but he lived in misery. – Radhanath Swami   He wanted to be the most powerful person in the world and he was. He wanted all the other Asuras to surrender to him and be his …

How to realize the Srimad Bhagavatam?

Today we are reading from Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 10, Chapter 4 entitled ‘The Atrocities of King Kamsa’, text 21.  This verse, like so many in the Srimad Bhagavatam, has many layers of perceptions to learn from.  Srimad Bhagavatam is a literary incarnation of Krishna.  When Krishna left this world, he …

Mind over Body

When the mind is disturbed, nothing can give you happiness. The mind has more effect on a human being than the body. Even if you are sick, if you are in good state of mind, you can be happy. – Radhanath Swami   We have seen devotees, whose bodies were …