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The Krishna Das Pilgrim Heart Hour features Krishna Das’ no-nonsense take on everyday struggles for finding balance on the spiritual path. Through the honesty, humility and humor of his own personal experiences, he points to the possibility of navigating life’s trials with a true inner yearning for truth. His own practice of kirtan or chant is the well stone of his ability to share from his spiritual heart. As KD says, “Love is a disease - we catch it from those who have it.”
 
Talks on Vedanta given by Swami Sarvapriyananda at the Vedanta Society of New York (founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1894). Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions. Web: http://www.vedantany.org iTunes Podcast: http://bit.ly/vedanta-talks-itunes Google Play: http://bit.ly/vedanta-talks-google-pla ...
 
One of the world’s most valued scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu scripture which is a part of the Indian epic Mahabharata. Undeniably, it is also one of the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy. The scripture offers a guide on how to achieve a self-sufficient life and clarification of Indian theology. Written in the form of a poetic dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, the piece is comprised of 700 verses. It depicts the relationship between man and God, a ...
 
Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassi (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths. Born Rich ...
 
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Caitanya-caritāmṛta Antya-līlā Chapter 6 Text 13 pūrve śāntipure raghunātha yabe āilā mahāprabhu kṛpā kari’ tāṅre śikhāilā TRANSLATION When Raghunātha dāsa, during his family life, went to meet Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu at Śāntipura, the Lord gave him worthy instructions by His causeless mercy.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
In this episode, we are joined by Jairam Ramesh to discuss his new book, The Light of Asia: The Poem That Defined the Buddha. Ramesh, author, Member of Parliament, former Union Minister, and Congress leader, digs deep in his new book to bring out the fascinating story behind the epic 1879 poem, "The Light of Asia" by Sir Edwin Arnold, that took the…
 
The 2021 French Open semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal is widely considered as one of the greatest contests the sport has seen. The match, pitting the world’s number one player against the greatest clay court player the game has seen, was a feast of high quality tennis. While a great deal has been written about the historic nature …
 
The 2021 French Open semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal is widely considered as one of the greatest contests the sport has seen. The match, pitting the world’s number one player against the greatest clay court player the game has seen, was a feast of high quality tennis. While a great deal has been written about the historic nature …
 
We are looking ahead to the final of the ICC World Test Championship, billed as the World Cup of Test cricket. Over the last two years, nine teams have played several series against other opponents, accumulating points. The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic meant that not all series could go ahead, forcing the ICC to come up with a modifie…
 
In 2016-18, four women from Kerala accompanied their husbands to join the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan's Khorasan Province. Their husbands were killed in different attacks and the women are now lodged in an Afghanistan prison. Authorities in Afghanistan want to return the women to India, but the Indian government has not indicated what it prop…
 
We are looking ahead to the final of the ICC World Test Championship, billed as the World Cup of Test cricket. Over the last two years, nine teams have played several series against other opponents, accumulating points. The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic meant that not all series could go ahead, forcing the ICC to come up with a modifie…
 
In this next episode of the Meditation in Life series, we learn from Vivekji about the evolution from quietude to silence. Our nature is independent, our nature is silence. When we know this, we can revel in silence rather than being afraid of it. Want to catch up on the first year of Meditation in Life? Start here. For those on the journey of self…
 
Michael Nichols's Malleable Mara: Transformations of a Buddhist Symbol of Evil (SUNY Press, 2020) is the first book to examine the development of the figure of Māra, who appears across Buddhist traditions as a personification of death and desire. Portrayed as a combination of god and demon, Māra serves as a key antagonist to the Buddha, his followe…
 
As the world stumbles through a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that both its catastrophic toll on human life and the severe socioeconomic dislocation it has caused matter equally. Yet it is also becoming clear that there is a growing inequality associated with governments and private citizens’ responses to the pandemic – whether …
 
Shambhavi talks about perfectionism, ordinary precision, and enlightened precision. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live or livestreamed teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantr…
 
Listen to a class given by Nartaka Gopal devi dasi on text 51-53 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 16 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devo…
 
Listen to a class given by Sesa dasa on text 50 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 15, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It is tran…
 
Listen to a class given by Sridevi dasi on text 49 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 14, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It is t…
 
Listen to a class given by Puskara dasa on text 133-135 of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Madhya-Lila, chapter 19, entitled "Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī", given on June 12, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. Sri Caitanya Caritamrta is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the glorious birth and l…
 
Listen to a class given by Pran Govinda dasa on text 48 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 11, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It…
 
Listen to a class given by Bhadra dasa on text 47 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 1, chapter 13, entitled "Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home" given on June 10, 2021 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotees. It is tr…
 
What insights on the human experience can we find in ancient Indian mythology? Join us as we speak to Dr. Brian Collins (Associate Professor, Chair Department of Classics and Religious Studies, Ohio University) about his work on Paraśu-Rāma, the brahmin who decapitates his own mother and annihilates 21 generations of the warriors. You can also list…
 
For a couple of days in a row now, India has reported less than 1 lakh COVID-19 cases in a day, with recoveries outnumbering daily cases. Our vaccine programme, however, continues to remain sluggish with only 3.4% of the population fully vaccinated, and 14.1% having received one dose. A lot has been said about the 'Delta' variant being responsible …
 
As the world stumbles through a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that both its catastrophic toll on human life and the severe socioeconomic dislocation it has caused matter equally. Yet it is also becoming clear that there is a growing inequality associated with governments and private citizens’ responses to the pandemic – whether …
 
Our guest today on the podcast is Ghazala Wahab, who's recently released book, Born a Muslim: Some Truths about Islam and India has created quite a stir, particularly in our present times. (Stay up to date on new book releases, reviews, and more with The Hindu On Books newsletter. Subscribe here.) In contemporary politics, the debates and discussio…
 
For a couple of days in a row now, India has reported less than 1 lakh COVID-19 cases in a day, with recoveries outnumbering daily cases. Our vaccine programme, however, continues to remain sluggish with only 3.4% of the population fully vaccinated, and 14.1% having received one dose. A lot has been said about the 'Delta' variant being responsible …
 
Caitanya-caritāmṛta Antya-līlā Chapter 6 Text 1 kṛpā-guṇair yaḥ kugṛhāndha-kūpād uddhṛtya bhaṅgyā raghunātha-dāsam nyasya svarūpe vidadhe ’ntar-aṅgaṁ śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanyam amuṁ prapadye TRANSLATION With the ropes of His causeless mercy, Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu employed a trick to deliver Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī from the blind well of contemptib…
 
Bhagavad Gita Ch. 3 “Yoga of Actions (Karma Yoga)” Verses 37,38 & 39 The lecture discusses the irresistible force that prompts us to sin is desire, and it is the enemy within us. The desire is a sign of incompleteness, and it loots away our inner peace. Moksharthi - Please visit YouTube for Bhajans by Neil Bhatt - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?l…
 
More than a year after COVID-19 first made the headlines, the most basic questions about the origins of SARS-COV-2 remain unanswered. We still don’t know how the first human being got infected. We don’t know if this virus naturally evolved the proteins needed to infect humans, or if those mutations were engineered in a lab. At the same time, these …
 
More than a year after COVID-19 first made the headlines, the most basic questions about the origins of SARS-COV-2 remain unanswered. We still don’t know how the first human being got infected. We don’t know if this virus naturally evolved the proteins needed to infect humans, or if those mutations were engineered in a lab. At the same time, these …
 
Last week, the Government of India prohibited retired officials of security and intelligence organisations from publishing anything about their work or organisation without prior clearance from the head of the organisation. Serving civil servants are barred from expressing their personal opinion on policy matters and criticising the government. But…
 
Once the mind has been cleared of negativity, it becomes prepped for planting positivity. In this episode of the Meditation in Life series, Vivekji explains that once the seeds of values are planted, one has to be vigilant to negative thoughts resurfacing and continue with nurturing positivity. With this vigilance, values will grow into virtues. Wa…
 
He's the destroyer of evil, the pervasive one in whom all things lie. He is brilliant, terrifying, wild and beneficent. He is both an ascetic and a householder, both a yogi and a guru. He encompasses the masculine and the feminine, the powerful and the graceful, the Tandava and the Laasya, the darkness and the light, the divine and the human. What …
 
We live in a culture where success, and even life itself, is defined as a struggle. How can we change this? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live and livestreamed teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more me…
 
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