Gita 04.34 explained

Link to purport by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Transcript of Bhakti-Shastri class on this verse by Chaitanya…

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Seek a guru to show the way, not to sanction your way
Jul29

Seek a guru to show the way, not to sanction your way

Some people seek a guru as a social ornament. If they live in a pious society, then having a guru enhances their image. They…

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Don’t be like soldiers fighting a past war
Sep08

Don’t be like soldiers fighting a past war

In wars, a strategy successful in one war may not be necessarily successful in a later war. For example, World War I saw the…

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Our connection with Krishna is reinforced, not restricted, by the guru
Nov16

Our connection with Krishna is reinforced, not restricted, by the guru

Some people find the idea of a guru difficult to digest, “Can’t I have a relationship with God? Why do I need to...

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The point of scriptural study is not to prove our point, but to improve our viewpoint
Sep30

The point of scriptural study is not to prove our point, but to improve our viewpoint

We frequently think that our understanding of things is the correct understanding. When we study scripture, this mentality…

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Devotion blossoms in a personal culture, not a personality cult
Dec30

Devotion blossoms in a personal culture, not a personality cult

Bhakti-yoga with its injunction that disciples serve the guru may seem to promote a personality cult. What bhakti...

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