Ananda's Blog

March 30, 2017

Foggy thoughts and foggy thinking

Lead our minds and hearts like sinking

Ships that sail into the the night

Wandering lost in foggy light

Wispy threads of gossamer

Tell a story, not what’s there

Fog will add a layer or two

Fog will make a fool of you

When our minds are full of...

March 29, 2017

“So far as your duty is concerned, you are doing your best. That is your spiritual qualification. The best qualification for a Vaisnava is to act sincerely, and to his best capacity, for the service of Krishna.” Srila Prabhupada

Each time we come together in service we s...

March 23, 2017

"When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita w...

March 22, 2017

“Krishna is so kind that He is always with us as Friend; if we can learn to treat Him with our friendly love and affection the reciprocation is permanent, and that is the highest success of our human form of life,”  Srila Prabhupada, Letter, June 1968

This week during se...

March 16, 2017

I sometimes experience a great divide between the reading of our sacred books and the bedrock of our daily lives. The bhakti theology teaches, mainly through story, how to live well in the world and seek out the great underlying purpose behind everything. We read and we...

March 14, 2017

“Devotional service is so potent that simply by engaging in the activities of devotional service one becomes enlightened without a doubt,” Srimad Bhagavatam 9.2 purport

Most often, the promise of enlightenment is dangled in front of us. For example, companies advertise p...

March 9, 2017

The heart beats and we are alive. Within that life anything of significance brings us back to our heart - a broken heart, a weak heart, a full heart, wholeheartedness, heartfelt, heart-warming, The list goes on and on.

Besides keeping our blood moving, the heart is the p...

March 7, 2017

Each week before service, we meet together and participate in a group activity. This week we spoke about the power of association, of being with like-minded people and how that shapes our lives. Every time we come to the temple we deepen our association with each other,...

March 2, 2017

When Krishna Goes Away

by Sacinandana Swami

Besides the experience of success, all serious practitioners on the spiritual path know the painful void that spreads when Krishna seems to be far away. Yet precisely by temporarily withholding the spiritual gifts of mercy (with...

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