Spiritual Senses

Atah sri-krishna-namadi na bhaved grahyam indriyaih sevonmukhe hi jihvadau svayam eva sphuraty adah No one can understand, the transcendental nature— name, form, qualities— pastimes of Sri Krishna Senses are imperfect. Must become spiritual. Through transcendental service, everything is possible. By tasting His prasadam, spiritual vibration— the Lord reveals His person— ultimate sensation    Atah sri-krishna-namadi…

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Spiritual Life Begins with the Tongue

Spiritual life begins— at the tongue, we are told. That wagging piece of flesh, it seems has a mystery to unfold. Vibrating sounds and tasting— two things we all adore. Unfortunately, due to ignorance, we choose a sorry score. Instead of love and submission, lust controls our heart’s desire. Like moths before a fire, no…

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Sad Man Love Song

What is the use of wasting time, Patience is a virtue – I cannot rhyme, I lay my heart upon the bed, Of roses and glass within my head. I know only love, I long to hear – The sound of my lover – my dear, Who is that one that hankers my touch? Who…

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Complete Welfare

A Vaisnava’s compassion knows no limit it is said, “oceanic and sweet — distinguished as gold, not lead. Such compassion, you’ll not find in the mundane welfare realm, it emanates from the heart — and has the ability to overwhelm. Dispelling dryness and insecurity, from the hearts of “homeless souls,” instilling faith in the faithless…

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Surya – I adore Thee

The sun illumines my eyes and heart, I stand in awe — my legs apart. My face bathed in the richness of gold, My heart embraced by seasons of old. I love thy Surya — the divine orb, You color my day, my blessed Lord. You are the one — who dissipates the night, The…

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The Power of the Plate

The destiny of nations depends on the manner in which they feed themselves. – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin [1] If you’ve been keeping tabs on all the news surrounding the denaturing of fruits and vegetables, you probably know a little about the dangers of genetically modified foods (GM). Companies like Monsanto are at the forefront of this push…

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Living with our decisions

Throughout our lives we meet all kinds of people — some leave a bad taste in our mouths; some very sweet, while others can quite literally turn our lives upside down — their impact is so powerful that we sometimes make decisions and take actions that are in many ways irrational or foreign to our…

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My Birthday Wish

Cooking Australian bread “pockets” using scrap wood Feeling very blessed today from all the love coming from so many distant friends. Thank you so much! Just as nature evolves according to the fibonacci sequence, we also evolve by taking a lesson from the past and applying it into our future step forward. The important thing to…

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We are never alone…just forgetful

One of the things that I keep reminding myself of is that I am never alone. It may seem at times that we are so disconnected from the world; no one understands us, or that we are not loved. It happens to all of us from time to time. I can only assume that this…

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My Near Death Experience – What did I learn?

On Monday, July 25 around 3pm, I nearly died in China. Seriously. I was about 30 seconds from death. The hotel I was booking into in Guangzhou had just fumigated the rooms with some ultra toxic mosquito repellent that caused my lungs to collapse. At first it was just a tickle in the throat, but…

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