Flow and Wellness

by Satyanarayana Dasa: The material creation is a manifestation from a very highly concentrated point of energy. So do the scientists believe? They are experimenting to simulate the beginning of creation in a special 27 km long tunnel in Switzerland built for this purpose. In Vedic literature the highly dense energy point is called prakriti. The word prakriti means great product or great action. It can also be translated as the great flow. Prakriti is a great source from which the universe flows and towards which everything seems to be flowing.

Rasa Tattva

Question: I wanted to ask you how your sect understands Brs. 2.5.128, as different Gaudiya sects hold rather different understandings of it. I will...   Read More

Balancing Work and Life with Spirituality

by Satya Narayana Dasa: Man has the basic instinct to exist. This translates into two forms—the need to maintain his physical body and the need to procreate so that he continues to exist beyond the survival of his body. These two basic requirements lead to further needs of food to eat and a house to sleep and protect himself from

Unintentional Pious Deeds and the Nature of Bhakti

Question: I heard that the term “ajnata sukriti” is an invention and doesn’t exist. Bhakti comes by the mercy of the Lord and His...   Read More

Best of Hitopadesha (Part 3): Good and Bad Company

by Satyanarayana Dasa: Below is an extract taken from the first chapter of Hitopadesha. I have selected the forty-first couplet from this chapter. This is the third write-up of a series of total three articles that have been published in series. “One’s intelligence is degraded by associating with uneducated people, remains the same by associating with equals, and is improved by associating with superiors.”

Best of Hitopadesha (Part 1): Knowledge – Highest Wealth

by Satyanarayana Dasa: About 1,500 years ago the King of Iran got hold of a book that contained the secret of how to raise the dead by means of rasayana, an elixir of life. The book explained the procedure to extract the elixir from herbs and trees growing on the high mountains of India. Eager to sample this elixir, the King sent his chief minister on a quest for the prescribed herbs and trees

Best of Hitopadesha (Part 2): The Four Goals of Life

by Satyanarayana Dasa: Below is an extract taken from the first chapter of Hitopadesha. I have selected the twenty-sixth couplet from this chapter. This is the second write-up of a series of total three articles that will be published in future. “If one does not attain any of the goals of religion, economic development, regulated sense-gratification, and liberation, one’s life is useless, like the milk-less nipples hanging from a goat’s neck.”

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