A different View

by Satyanarayana Dasa: Nobody likes to be put into trouble. At least I do not know anyone who would relish being faced with misery. After the trouble is over, we may see that problematic event as an occasion for learning, though while undergoing the experience, we wish it would end as quickly as

Questions on Krishna-Lila

Question: Does Yashoda know that Krishna is God? Answer: There is no need for her to know it. There is stage of consciousness in which someone is not interested to know it. The first stage is to know God, and the need love of Him, but at a more advanced level God isn’t anymore God for you.

Bhakti Prevails

by Satyanarayana Dasa: The confrontation between the four Kumaras and the gatekeepers of Vaikuntha is analyzed very wonderfully in Srila Jiva Gosvami's Bhagavat-sandarbha. The episode appears in the fifteenth chapter of the Third Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.

Expansions of Jaya and Vijaya

Question: In Srimad Bhagavat 8.21.16-17, it is said that Jay and Vijay combatted the demons [outside of Vaikuntha]. In his tika, Sri Visvanatha Cakravartipad...   Read More

The Yoga of Dejection

by Satyanarayana Dasa: We all have suffered from temporary phases of dejection at some point in our lives. Dejection overwhelms us when the unexpected transpires over the expected, when the bad overcomes the good, and when the evil visits us instead of the righteous. Being human, it is very normal for us to have expectations from people and things around us.

Why should you be a Vegetarian?

By Satyanarayana Dasa: Twenty five years ago, while living in America, I once visited a friend for a few days. His son, who was about 11 years old, had a pet parrot. The boy kept the parrot in a nice cage, took good care of it and was affectionate toward it. One day when the boy came home from school, he found his parrot had bled to death after becoming stuck on a hook.

Questions on Vegetarianism and Killing

Question: Why do we practice vegetarianism? In the material world, we’re caught in a situation where we must kill to eat. This is unavoidable....   Read More

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