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March 31, 2018

We often speak about the importance of carefully hearing the maha-mantra while we chant our japa (meditation with beads). We don’t often speak about being as careful when we sing the maha-mantra together in kirtan.

Perhaps it’s because it’s easier to tune in the mind whe...

March 23, 2018

Did it ever occur to you that perhaps 98% of our time we are in illusion? This illusion comes about when we think: “I am so and so.”, “I am this body, that is so and so many years old now and celebrates its birthday.”, when we believe the friends and guests who come to...

March 18, 2018

In a conversation with a person wanting to begin a more serious practice of bhakti yoga, we spoke about many things. The 9 process of devotional service, the 4 regulative principles to follow, the 6 Gita values, and of course the 16 rounds to chant. It all seemed a bit...

March 10, 2018

All yogis are careful about what they eat...or at least they should be. Food is not only connected to our physical well being but also our karmic footprint. In general, we tend to be rather neglectful of karma, nature’s law of action and reaction. As humans, we imagine...

March 3, 2018

As I listen to the wind howl and the windows rattle, I remember when Arjuna told Krishna that to control the mind is more difficult than controlling the wind. “Impossible” he was basically saying, for who indeed can stop the wind and the force of its power. Is the mind...

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