Seva Means to Establish a Relationship

~from a lecture by Sacinandana Swami, on August 15, 2020, in Goloka-dhama, Germany~ When you give your time, body and mind to Krsna it’s not that you are doing Krsna a favor, “I’m doing something for Your benefit.” No! He doesn’t need anything. He has everything. It is about you actually correcting your forgetfulness and […]

Cicadas

**To listen to an audio recording of this blog, please click on the play button in the bar below. — ~by Rukmini Walker “For everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 — I live in suburban Washington, DC. Every seventeen years in this area, around this time, a […]

Gratitude

Say thank you, until you mean it. Thank God, life, and the universe for everyone and everything sent your way. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a […]

Adventures in Service

~presented by Mondakini Devi Dasi On May 23, the Urban Devi Ladies Sanga, hosted by the Bhakti Center in NYC, featured Mondakini Devi Dasi presenting on Adventures in Service. In 1970, during the time of the Cold War, Srila Prabhupada, Mondakini’s spiritual teacher, instructed her to go to Moscow and share bhakti yoga. She did so, under the […]

Nrsimha Caturdasi

~by Rukmini Walker 5.25.2021 Today is the holy Appearance Day of the unprecedented, fearsome half-man, half-lion form of Lord Nrsimhadev. His appearance was frightening to every living being in the universe, including the great sages and demigods on higher planets. The only one person who was not afraid was the child saint, Prahlada Maharaj, for whom […]

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 […]

The Formation of our Spiritual Identity

~by Sacinandana Swami   How does one form an identity? Our social self is formed in contact with society – our friends, people with whom we interact, news which we hear, etc. Our spiritual self is formed in contact with the spiritual world, the society of Krsna devotees in the spiritual world, but also the association […]

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 […]

Becoming Spiritually Mature

In this short video, Rambhoru Devi Dasi shares with us about how spiritual maturity means becoming human. Her powerful message inspires us to reflect on the importance of sharing and accepting ourselves.  To watch the short video, please click on this link or on the video image below. Rambhoru Devi Dasi is a compassionate and profoundly deep […]