Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa

Charity Begins at Home

One peculiar phenomenon I have observed in Vrindavan is that many sadhus talk about changing the world. There are plenty of trusts, societies, and institutes here whose names contain words like, “world peace”, “international”, “universal love,’” etc.

External and Internal Uncleanliness

Dharma-śāstra gives a detailed description of situations that cause us to be aśuca (“unclean”). The death of a relative, birth or miscarriage of a...   Read More

I Am the Cause of my Problems

We tend to think that only poor people suffer, and incorrectly assume that the affluent do not. However, the fact is that everyone suffers,...   Read More

The Source of All Sources: Śrī Kṛṣṇa as Svayaṁ Bhagavān – II

The word tu in kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam distinguishes Kṛṣṇa from all the avatāras mentioned in the preceding verses, including all the aṁśas, vibhūtis, and even the...   Read More

The Source of All Sources: Śrī Kṛṣṇa as Svayaṁ Bhagavān – I

By Satyanarayana Dasa Avatāra is a popular concept in Hinduism. It means that the Supreme Divinity descends into the cosmos and becomes visible to people...   Read More

Vāsudevaḥ Sarvam Iti

When we were born, we were tiny beings, a few pounds and just about a foot and a half long. Over the years, we...   Read More

Love and Control

In Bhagavad-gītā, Kṛṣṇa says that those influenced by rajas take birth on earth (14.18), which indicates that human birth is predominantly rājasika. Rajas inspires action...   Read More

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