By Satyanarayana Dasa: It is often thought that life in Vedic society was very austere, full of rules and rituals, with no value placed on entertainment. It may seem like drudgery, when seen through the eyes of modern society. This is, however, far from true. On the contrary, the ancient Indian civilization, molded under the Vedic principles, placed great importance on entertainment and happiness.
By Satyanarayana Dasa: There’s an expression “the child is father to the man.” It simply means that, since a child grows to be a man or woman, what is inside a child's mind will be inside the adult’s mind.To make a good “father” out of a child, however, the man must give the child a proper education. Otherwise, the child will remain uncultured and may become a source of trouble for society.
By Satyanarayana Dasa: Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially, as a means of coercion. It has always existed in society.From the ancient scriptures of India, we know how evil forces such as Raakshasas (demoniac kings) frightened the devotees of Lord Vishnu (the second in the Hindu Trinity). In the epic Ramyana, demon king Ravana wanted to get even with Lord Rama, so he kidnapped Rama’s wife Sita and tormented her. Similarly, according to Shrimad Bhagavata Purana, Kamsa wanted to kill Lord Krishna.
by Satyanarayana Dasa The mind is the fountainhead of desires and emotions. It appears that it cannot survive without them. Desires appear in the... Read More
By Satyanarayana Dasa: Today, the whole world is in the grip of economic crisis. The Dow Jones is dropping everyday like the mercury in a winter thermometer. There is panic all around and a sense of uncertainty about the future. The newspaper headlines create fear in all. The U.S. is the epicenter of this economic cyclone
Once there was a young boy who had high ambitions in life. He did not know how to fulfill his dreams. One day, while... Read More
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