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Spirituality

How to Serve 2 million meals a day and change the world

My interview on the Yoga Talk Show on July 17, 2014, with Lucas Rockwood. Lucas Rockwood:  “In this Show, You’ll learn: Why Paul is called the “food yogi” and what it means to him. How Food for Life is serving millions of meals to people in need. The easy and hard things of having been…

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If only more of us took the time to praise others

Praise goes a long way We need to work harder to see the good qualities in others and let them know how much we admire and appreciate them. We’ve become accustomed to finding faults in others because it takes the focus away from our own faults. This is the same reason why bad news sells.…

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So today it’s my birthday – POEM

(Sung to the tune of John Lennon’s, “So, this is Christmas“)  So, today it’s my birthday, So what can I do? I’m now one year older…and I want to boohoo, But it’s time to be happy, A time to rejoice, A day to remember…that I have a voice, To express my opinions, To say what…

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My interview on Sacred Space TV in Australia (4 part series)

This is part 1 of 4 parts of an interview I gave in Australia at the Melbourne Hare Krishna temple. Forgive the background noises, especially the occasional plane and coughing and kirtan, I did not realize at the time and boy I wish I had. There is one thing I misspoke in part 4. Correction:…

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Trekking through the Himalayas (POEM)

On Day 1 we gathered — at an eco hotel, Excited and hopeful — that all would go well, Sincere seekers of truth, with hearts filled with love, We prayed the Gods would bless us from those mighty peaks above. On Day 2 we felt grounded — as we embraced Mother Earth, Appreciating her artistry…

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ISKCON: An insiders look and how it can heal

The following essay is both for the devotees and followers of Srila Prabhupada within ISKCON and also to give outsiders an inside look at the challenges faced by the ISKCON institution with a hope to facilitate dialogue for the greater good and find solutions. ————– In 1983, I became a practitioner of Krishna consciousness and…

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Living without money — Is that the best answer to peace and happiness?

Is it possible to feel rich without possessions? Can you live happily without money? In the documentary Living Without Money, we meet the German woman Heidemarie Schwermer who made a deliberate choice to live without money 14 years ago. I have lived without money, maybe not exactly the way Ms. Schwermer has done, but when…

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What was it like being a monk? Do you have a specific question?

My dear friends and readers… I am wondering what sort of information you prefer to get from me. As you can see, I cover a wide variety of topics, but naturally some articles do better than others. I love to talk about spiritual perspectives, consciousness, my charity work and numerology, but there are so many…

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Now 2014 is over what can we expect of 2015

Every year has a flavour or lesson to teach and 2014 was a classic 7 year for most people — a year of loss, sacrifice, selfless service, contemplation and soul searching. For many it was a down year — a year to reflect on the blessings of the things and people we lost and a…

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Geometric Signatures and how to use them

This is the geometric signature (soul yantra) of the words, “Merry Christmas” based on the numerology of each of the letters and mapped to a magic square. Someone mentioned it looked like a poinsettia flower. I have found some very revealing geometries when I map a person’s name or a statement and typically the people whom I…

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