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

Vishuddha Sattva is not of this World

One of the very important verses of Srimad Bhagavatam (4.3.23) speaks about the manifestation of the Lord: sattvam visuddham vasudeva-sabditam yad iyate tatra puman...   Read More

The Meaning of Spiritual Love

Priti is translated as love, but people have many different concepts of it. Priti and prema are synonyms, but specifically what we mean by priti or prema is hardly understood by anybody. If we want to achieve spiritual love or priti, we must know what it means so we don’t try for something we do not really want.

Impressions from Poland

From June, 17th until 22nd the two brothers Dr. Satyanarayana Dasa and Dr. Partap Chauhan visited the Mustafa Ranch in Bobolin, Poland, to offer...   Read More

Why Love Turns into Hate

by Satyanarayana Dasa: Does love really turn into hate? Really speaking it does not. Real love never changes into hate or anything else. Krishna says that by deliberation, meditation, or dwelling upon an object one develops attraction or attachment for the object. This attachment leads to desire to possess and enjoy the object. This desire, or kama, is taken or mistaken for love. But it is only a vritti of the mode of passion (rajo guna). The modes are always in flux. This gives rise to different qualities. When one's desire is not fulfilled, anger arises (kamat krodho'bhijayate).

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