Category Archives: Jnana & Bhakti (Knowledge & Devotion)

Knowledge is to know Matter and Spirit. Devotion is to know the Controller of both.

Hope Against Hope

Monday Morning Greetings #43: Hope Against Hope by Dhanurdhara Swami “Hope against hope” is an interesting phrase, but what does it have to do with spiritual life? “Hope against hope” is Śrīla Prabhupāda’s English translation of the Sanskrit term āśā-bandha, … Continue reading

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Essential Reading: Assessing Steven J. Rosen’s “Essential Hinduism” as a Western Gaudiya

Rosen, Steven J. Essential Hinduism. ISBN: 0-275-99006-0.  296 pages. Praeger Publishers. Publication Date: 10/30/2006. List Price: $44.95 (UK Sterling Price: £25.99). Publication: 10/30/2006. Click here to purchase on Amazon Hinduism, as a religion and a concept, is often a hard … Continue reading

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Bhakti Bringa Govinda Swami Singing Kirtan

ABOVE: A video excerpt from the Maha Kirtan night held in honor of the 40th Anniversary reunion of the Toronto Krishna Temple, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, 31 August, 2012. Kirtan is Sanskrit for “chant” or “glorify”—mainly, to glorify God … Continue reading

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Bhakti Bringa Govinda Maharaja on the Importance of Chanting the Names of God

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Think Tank: The Classical Mind in The Modern World

 by Sundar J.M. Brown There is widespread concern, particularly amongst significant portions of the Generation X population with children, that video games, virtual reality, and the information overload, dowloaded so efficiently by the information super highway of the World Wide … Continue reading

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Reason & Belief, Faith & Development in Brasilian Jiu Jitsu: A Traditional Sanskritic Model

by Sundar J.M. Brown Circa 17th century, Shreela Vishvanatha Chakravarti Thakura, a prolific author, poet, scholar and saint, composed a treatise titled “Madhurya Kadambini”. The title may be literally translated as “A Cloud Bank of Nectar”. Composed in Sanskrit, the, … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Gratitude is to honor, recognize, and appreciate everyone and everything for a higher purpose. -H.H. Radhanatha Swami

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