The Quest for Wholeness

In honor of the 70th appearance day of Bhakti Tirtha Swami, which was several days ago, here is a message from him about honoring relationships. ~ Rukmini Walker by Bhakti Tirtha Swami ” Two whole personalities who come together have the opportunity to develop a strong relationship.  They are not excessively dominant or dependent, nor do […]

Is the Universe Friendly?

“I think the most important question facing humanity is, ‘Is the universe a friendly place?’ This is the first and most basic question all people must answer for themselves. “For if we decide that the universe is an unfriendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to achieve […]

Gitavali

In another passage in the Gitavali, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura states: Oh merciful Lord, this is my specific submission at Your lotus feet. I do not ask for bodily happiness, knowledge, wealth or followers… Let whatever attraction I presently have for material sense enjoyment be transformed into attraction and affection for Your lotus feet. I pray […]

Your mercy is a great wonder

Your mercy is a great wonder, nondifferent from You. It is pure eternity, knowledge, and bliss. It can empower me to always remember and glorify You in pure love. It can obtain for me Your loving sidelong glance. It can enable me to see You absorbed in the company of the cows and the gopas […]

Dedicate this one life

I ask you to dedicate this one life to the Lord. I do not want you to undergo the process of saṁsāra, of repeated birth and death, any longer. Engaging wholeheartedly in the process of bhakti is not too difficult a sacrifice for attaining eternal existence. To be free of enemies, once and for all, […]