The Essence of Devotional Service

The Essence of Devotional Service

Radhanath swami beautifully elaborates this principle, “If we try doing our service with honesty, sincerity and faith, we will receive God’s mercy. Success and failure is in Krishna’s hands. He is the doer and He knows exactly how to reward us by giving success or ….

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The Cardinal Virtue – Disciple and Discipline

The Cardinal Virtue – Disciple and Discipline

The Holy Names of Krishna are revealed to one who practises spiritual life seriously. And serious Spiritual life begins with the shelter of a bonafide spiritual master, guru. Lord Krishna explains in the Bhagavad Gita, Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and….

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Changing Vision- eyes v/s heart?

Changing Vision- eyes v/s heart?

The vision of the heart also helps one see God during inevitable tragedies and death. 34 year old Stoka Krishna das, a member of our congregation and a disciple of Radhanath Swami, was dying of cancer, yet with profuse gratitude accepted the fatal disease as a blessing of the Lord. It was evident to all who knew him that he came closer to Krishna during this tragedy, and was able to see and appreciate Lord better than most of us.

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Radhanath Swami on Seva

Radhanath Swami on Seva

For the Hare Krishna mantra to have full effect, one should develop seva bhava, a genuine desire to serve the Lord and all living entities who are His parts and parcels. During the recent pilgrimage to Mayapur, Radhanath Swami gave a complete understanding of what this seva is.

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The law of attraction

The law of attraction

The attractive force exerted by each mass on the other is the same, the attraction (in this case, the affection or love) that God, Krishna, has towards the wayward spirit souls is much greater than what those souls have towards Him. As Radhanath Swami says, “There is no limit to Krishna’s beauty, His sweetness, His attraction, and His attractive qualities.”

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The safe anchor

The safe anchor

One of Radhanath Swami’s good friends, Hayagriva dasa was a spiritual seeker who came in contact with Srila Prabhupada and assisted him in various services. However due to the power of the illusory energy, he got distracted and left the association, and engaged in many non-spiritual activities.

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