Monthly Archives: August 2017

Five Reasons To Protect The Cow

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[Krishna with cow]“Everyone can understand that we drink the milk of cows and take the help of bulls in producing agricultural products. Therefore, since our real father gives us food grains and our mother gives us milk with which to live, the cow and bull are considered our father and mother. According to Vedic civilization, there are seven mothers, of which the cow is one.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi 17.154, Purport)

When travelling the world, in addition to seeing a variety of languages spoken you will also notice a lack of uniformity in diet. Different regions have their dish of choice, what is considered a delicacy to the area. There are also differences in levels of discrimination, i.e. what is considered proper for human consumption.

In addition to the large presence of vegetarianism, in the Hindu culture there is widespread restriction on eating cow flesh, i.e. beef. Is this like the…

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Krishna Janmashtami 2017

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[Lord Krishna]“Sometimes mother Yashoda used to ask Krishna to bring her a wooden plank for sitting. Although the wooden plank was too heavy to be carried by a child, still somehow or other Krishna would bring it to His mother. Sometimes while worshiping Narayana, His father would ask Him to bring his wooden slippers, and Krishna, with great difficulty, would put the slippers on His head and bring them to His father. When He was asked to lift some heavy article and was unable to lift it, He would simply move His arms. In this way, daily, at every moment, He was the reservoir of all pleasure to His parents.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 1, Ch 11)

God can do anything. If He is the origin of this universe, He is responsible for the amazing wonders that are everywhere. Something as commonplace as birth is considered a miracle…

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Five Symptoms Of The Person Who Actually Sees

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[Lord Krishna]“One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men, and he is in the transcendental position, although engaged in all sorts of activities.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 4.18)

“Please read the top line for me. Okay, now read the line below it. Close your left eye and read this line. Now close only your right eye. Alright, you are good to go.”

An eye examination may be conducted in this manner, necessary for prescribing glasses or allowing a person to operate a motor vehicle. If you can see things at a certain distance, make out which characters of the alphabet are showing, then you have a certain level of vision.

Perfect vision equates to perfect identification. From the Vedas we get different symptoms that give proof of flawless vision. Such a person actually sees, though their vision as measured on an examination may not be perfect.

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The Two Sides Of God

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[Shri Krishna]“All of them – as they surrender unto Me – I reward accordingly. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Pritha.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 4.11)

As Shri Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita, everyone follows Him in all respects. The all-attractive one has something that appeals to every kind of person. As such there is actually no such thing as an atheist. To those who know the spiritual science in truth the term has a different meaning.

1. Adharma

This is the back side of God. Think sinful behavior. Think doing things the wrong way. You purchase a new piece of furniture. There is a proper way to assemble it. Since there is freedom of action for a living being, there are also countless wrong ways to put the item together.

The wrong way is adharma. The material world is like a shadow or reflection of…

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Why Do All Questions To The Spiritual Master Sound The Same

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[Shri Hanuman]“How can I ensure that the purpose of my task does not get destroyed? How shall I avoid mental disparity, and how do I ensure that my crossing of the ocean does not go for naught?” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.41)

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Friend1: It’s good to ask questions.

Friend2: Especially when you’re trying to learn.

Friend1: I’ve noticed that even the experts ask a lot of questions.

Friend2: Such as?

Friend1: Doctors. Nurses. They are trained in the medical profession, but when they see patients the first thing they do is run through a series of questions. They don’t make assumptions. They perform a thorough investigation.

Friend2: A wise person applies discrimination. Steer clear of hasty generalizations. I believe that is one of the fallacies of logic.

Friend1: The hasty generalization? Yes. Some others are ad hominem, tu quoque, and straw…

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Do You Remember Not Being Able To Walk Or Talk

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[spiritual world]“There is a spiritual sky, where there are innumerable spiritual planets and innumerable spiritual living entities, but those who are not fit to live in that spiritual world are sent to this material world. Voluntarily we have accepted this material body, but actually we are spirit souls who should not have accepted it. When and how we accepted it cannot be traced. No one can trace the history of when the conditioned soul first accepted the material body.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Easy Journey To Other Planets, Ch 2)

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Friend1: The living entity fell from the spiritual world.

Friend2: In the association of the Divine, as that is the very nature of anything within the spiritual energy, but suddenly a desire changed.

Friend1: I’ve heard two viewpoints relating to this.

Friend2: Which are?

Friend1: That the fall happened by chance.

Friend2: What’s the other?

Friend1:…

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