The head is the prelude to the heart, not the substitute
Jun11

The head is the prelude to the heart, not the substitute

Our innermost need is the need to love and be loved. All our faculties including our intellectual faculty are meant to...

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Be not alarmed by the presence of impurities; be heartened by the presence of the alarm
Jun10

Be not alarmed by the presence of impurities; be heartened by the presence of the alarm

The presence of impure desires in our consciousness can alarm us: “If despite my practice of bhakti, such dirty things…

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The supposition that we have spontaneous devotion sentences us to sporadic devotion
Jun09

The supposition that we have spontaneous devotion sentences us to sporadic devotion

Some people ask, “What is the use of chanting Krishna’s holy names mechanically, keeping track of the count on beads?…

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Study pastimes not to swoop down on their meaning, but to be swept up by their emotion
Jun08

Study pastimes not to swoop down on their meaning, but to be swept up by their emotion

When we come across something intellectually challenging such as a crossword puzzle or a riddle, we feel stimulated and…

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Muster determination to master distraction
Jun07

Muster determination to master distraction

Distraction is one of the biggest problems on the path of devotion. When we strive to fix the mind on Krishna internally,...

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