Devotion is not just emotion – it is conscious continuous cultivation
Aug19

Devotion is not just emotion – it is conscious continuous cultivation

Many people conceive of devotion as a pleasant, pious emotion that they experience occasionally. However, devotion is…

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Even if we can’t be transfixed, we can still be fixed
Apr12

Even if we can’t be transfixed, we can still be fixed

To be transfixed is to be captivated, mesmerized, absorbed. The purpose and perfection of devotion is to be transfixed …

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To tune out the mind, tune in to Krishna
Dec11

To tune out the mind, tune in to Krishna

Suppose we are hearing a radio program that is transmitting unpleasant noise. We would naturally tune out from that station…

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Bhakti practice leads to attraction to Krishna through repetition, purification and revelation
Jan17

Bhakti practice leads to attraction to Krishna through repetition, purification and revelation

Some people ask, “Bhakti practice involves doing the same activities again and again. How does such practice make us attracted to Krishna?” Bhakti practice leads to attraction for Krishna through repetition, purification and revelation.

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Bhakti-yoga takes our relationship with Krishna from familiarity to comfort to desire to need
Oct15

Bhakti-yoga takes our relationship with Krishna from familiarity to comfort to desire to need

Suppose we wish to learn how to drive a car. Initially, we try to become familiar with a car by riding in it. After riding a few…

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Obsession isn’t just a distractor from absorption; it is also a demonstrator of absorption
Sep09

Obsession isn’t just a distractor from absorption; it is also a demonstrator of absorption

Some bhakti seekers ask, “My mind gets so easily distracted by worldly things. Is it possible to become absorbed in Krishna?”…

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