There’s more to devotion than rules, not less
Feb10

There’s more to devotion than rules, not less

Some people claim, “There’s more to bhakti than rules – it’s a matter of the heart.” Yes, it is. But presently our heart is …

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The fruit of meditation is taste for meditation
Jan08

The fruit of meditation is taste for meditation

In worldly life, we usually do an action for some fruit other than that action – we may work not because we love the work but...

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Anticipate spontaneous devotion, but cultivate conscientious devotion

When we read in the scriptures about exalted devotees who spontaneously love Krishna, we as aspiring devotees naturally…

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Aspire not for feelings but for relationship

Is bhakti a feeling that arises spontaneously in the heart, a feeling that some people get and some people don’t? …

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Map changes – and change maps

When we take a treatment, we intuitively map changes; we evaluate whether our health improves. Similarly, when we practice…

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Feeling is a springboard for chanting, but chanting is also a gateway to feeling
Apr26

Feeling is a springboard for chanting, but chanting is also a gateway to feeling

Some people doubt the benefit of daily mantra meditation: “What is the use of repeating the names of God mechanically and…

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