‘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 …

Cow’s Love for Krishna in Vrindavan

The cow’s milk bags are so heavy, because they have so much milk, and why did they have so much milk, because they have so much desire to serve Krishna. Their milk in their bag is simply to the degree there is the expression of how much they want to …

Friend who’s ever grateful.

For one little thing you do to serve him and to please him, never gone. There is nothing within the entire material creation that can erase from Krishna’s memory our credits in devotional service, because it is eternal. Who is a friend like this? – Radhanath Swami.