Dress

23 Oct , 2014  

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In most endeavors we have a goal, process and culture. For example, an athlete wants to win gold in the Olympics; this is the goal. They subsequently commence a rigorous training regime to exercise the body; this is the process. Simultaneously, they make strict lifestyle choices in diet, sleep patterns and abstinence from intoxication; this […]

Regulate Your Habits

23 Oct , 2014  

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Why do spiritualists follow so many rules and regulations? Why make people feel guilty for doing ‘natural’ things? Aren’t such restrictions conservative and dogmatic? The simple fact is that restriction is not opposed to freedom. We have all experienced how exercising restraint can open up new realms of opportunity. Devotees of Krishna refrain from indulging […]

Sacred Home

23 Oct , 2014  

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They say that life was much simpler when Apples and Blackberries were just fruits. Every day an estimated 400 billion emails are sent by 2.5 billion Internet users. Every day, 750,000 television sets are sold,£190 million is spent on video games, and 550 million newspapers are circulated. Every day, billions of dollars are spent on […]

Family affairs

23 Oct , 2014  

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Family life can often seem like a never-ending obstacle course. Potential stumbling blocks dominate the landscape; work, household matters, social obligations and paying the bills can easily become impediments to our spiritual development. In this age, a time of quarrel, tension, and stress, our personal relationships are often the hardest part of all, and fulfilling […]

Soul Mates

21 Oct , 2014  

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Developing friendships based on higher principles. We all need friends. Sometimes a person may prefer to be alone for a while, but never permanently. Our perpetual inclination for relationships is a quality we have in common with Krishna because we are part of Him. You never see a picture of Krishna alone; He is always […]

Ambassador of Goodwill

21 Oct , 2014  

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The world faces a long list of pressing problems: the time bomb of environmental issues, territorial conflicts, struggling economies, natural disasters, rising crime and widespread poverty. On an individual level, stress, depression and suicide rates are also rising. It’s a bleak picture. For devotees of Krishna, turning a blind eye to the pain of others […]

Simple Living and High Thinking

1 May , 2014  

‘Simple Living & High Thinking’ – a principle which is so succinct, yet profound. It formed the basis of life in the bygone age of wisdom. Life in the Vedic times was focused on Service, but not on exploitation; this was the cardinal rule of living and the very essence of people’s dealings – with […]

Shrink the Blueprint, Shrink the Footprint

1 May , 2014  

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According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average home size in the United States was 2 square feet in 2009, “The average home size has continued to rise for the past four years, from 2,362 square feet in 2009 to 2,679 square feet in 2013, up from 1,400 square feet in 1970. For […]

Satisfaction as a means to Green Bhakti

1 May , 2014  

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Conversations about sustainable living and going green are incomplete without one taking a personal inventory of the heart. How much do I really need? Am I following the demands of an artificial society that tells me all the myriad things I need to have in order to be considered normal by social standards? Am I […]

Green Bhakti- Change how you see things, change how you use things

7 Feb , 2012  

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Gradual withdrawal from enjoying matter to growth in finding our happiness in a life of servitude to the Lord and His creation is needed for our spiritual development. The outer environment is a reflection of the inner environment. Part of living bhakti is to make enlightened choices even in the physical realm. The Lord is […]