1. How to Find Happiness

    Bhagavad Gita gives a universal message for the welfare of all the living beings without consideration of race, caste, nationality and religion. It teaches us the art of living in the light of truth and happiness in whatever situation or occupation one may be. It helps us to understand the answers to the questions – Who are we? Who is God? Why we are suffering?  How to remove sufferings?  What is real goal of life?  And to get answers for the million dollar question – How to find the happiness?...
  2. Difficulties Are Meant For Transformation

    In life action and reflection go hand in hand. We should take out time to reflect on – where we have been, where we are, where is our life leading to, and where we wanted it to be. We should ponder over what good things we have done and what can we do more. Also, we should look at our mistakes and failures and churn some lessons from them Difficult situations, that we come across, are also simply meant for transformation; situations that we bring upon ourselves by the choices...
  3. Transcending Dualities By the Grace of the Holy Name

    Duality is the nature of this world; it offers us honor or dishonor, pleasure or pain, success or failure, heat or cold- all regardless of our will. In the world of dualities we cannot have one without the other; there are flip sides to the same coin. If we become attached to the one side, we will suffer to the degree we are attached when the other side comes before us. Krishna instructs in Bhagavad-gita that we should transcend the dualities. In a practical way each one of us can...
  4. Yoga as Controlling the Tongue

    The practice of Bhakti-yoga requires watering the seed of devotion within our heart. It also means to be very careful to pull out the weeds that are growing along side. Topics of the mundane subject matters of this world are very nourishing waters to the weeds that are always eager to choke the plant of Bhakti. People tend to be fond of listening to rumors or hearing gossip. They also like to speak gossip. It is said that among all of the senses, the tongue is the most difficult to control....
  5. Making Our Spiritual Life a Priority

    How to attain love for God as soon as possible? To the degree we make that ideal a priority in life, to that degree we realize it quickly. If we make it the first priority in life then we will make very rapid advancement. If we make it the second or third priority in life, then we will make very gradual advancement. Now, making our spiritual life a priority does not necessarily mean giving up everything else. It means giving up separate motives. Lord Krishna told Arjuna, “You should surrender...
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