Be Good – and Shrewd

In honor of Ram Navami, the Appearance Day of Lord Ram, which is Wednesday. Here is a beautiful tribute to His beloved eternal consort, Sitadevi.  All the best, Rukmini Walker ~by Chaitanya Charana Dasa Ravana’s exploitation of Sita’s service attitude shows how, if we are naive, our virtues can be used against us. Few things cause […]

The Mystery of Forgetfulness

To listen to the audio recording by Rukmini, please click on the arrow in the audio bar below: —— ~by Rukmini Walker “Love is who you are. When you don’t live according to love, you are outside of being. You’re not being real. When you love, you are acting according to your deepest being, your […]

Deep Listening

~by Rukmini Walker click here to listen to the audio version of this blog spoken by Rukmini In the Springtime, it seems as though all life has come alive again, after the long sleep of Winter. The birds are chirping, and the fragrance of the awakening earth is everywhere. “I am the original fragrance of […]

The Scientist and the Saint

~by Jagattarini Devi Dasi They met one day in 1973. The scientist was interested in nature and the joy of discovery while the saint wanted to inform him that there was something far more important to discover. There was a young girl in the group who attended my talk last night on this topic. She […]

Feeling Freely

~by Pranada Comtois Yasoda looked at Krsna, who had the complexion of a delicate blue sapphire. All her senses became eyes to worship his exquisite form of abundant sweetness. She became stunned, ecstasy surged throughout her body, and affectionate tears streamed down her face.  On hearing of Krsna’s birth, Nanda jubilantly dashed from the cowshed […]

Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

~by Rukmini Walker Wednesday, March 3rd is the holy Appearance Day of Srila Prabhupada’s beloved Guru Maharaj, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Maharaj. He was the brilliant son of the eminent Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, who pioneered Krsna Bhakti in the Western world by sending his book, The Life and Precepts of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to scholars and […]

Last Night The Grim Reaper Came For Me

A dear friend of ours, named Karnamrita Das passed away several days ago. He had been struggling with terminal cancer for a long time. He was a kind devotee and a friend to so many. He had much to live for – a lovely, wise and devoted wife, son and daughter-in-law…. But then he had […]

A Gift That Was and Wasn’t a Gift at the Same Time

~by Jagattarini Devi Dasi Today a big box arrived. From my window I heard the radio in the postman’s van blaring. I wondered who had ordered something that was now appearing. I stopped for a moment to reflect on whether it was something for me. Now that in itself is an interesting topic I will […]

Our Loyal and Fallible Soldiers

~by Rukmini Walker- To listen to Rukmini narrate this post in an audio format, please click on the “play” button below: —— There’s a story about a loyal Japanese soldier who was still posted, poised and ready to attack any intruder on a remote island in the Philippines, some thirty years after the end of […]

Love in the Dark Matter of the Universe

~by Pranada Comtois *To listen to an audio version of this blog, spoken by Pranada Comtois, please click on the “play” button ——- Holding a book in my hands, the author beckons me, “Imagine feeling more love from someone than you have ever known.” Yes! I muse and settle in for a journey with the 300-page […]