Srila Prabhupada on who is qualified to be a spiritual master

"One should not become a Spiritual Master unless he has attained the platform of uttama-adhikari." Nectar of Instruction, Text 5, purport "Unless one is a...

Unmasking the Guru

Our new digital world has made it impossible to believe in infallible teachers. What comes next is up to us. Changing cultural attitudes are not...

Petition: Long term visa for foreign sadhu’s

Western sadhus are suffering! So many vaisnava devotees living in western countries are struggling to maintain strict standards in their spiritual life. Living in western...

The 26 Qualities of a Devotee

On October 20, 1956, Srila Prabhupada described the qualities that he wished to invoke in the members of his new society, The League of...
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Women and Lust

by Satyanarayana Dasa There are popular statements found in smṛtis and nīti sāśtra that women have eight times more kāma than men. For example: strīṇāṁ aṣṭa-guṇā-kāmaḥ (Bṛhat-pārāśara-smṛti) kāmaśca...

Doubt, Fear, and Mercy

Q&A with Satyanarayana dasa Babji, originally published at the Jiva Institute. Question: I have been practicing bhakti for about 10 years and somehow I have...

Krishna’s Transcendental Qualities

The Supreme Personality of Godhead / Krishna has all these fifty transcendental qualities in fullness as deep as the ocean. In other words, the...

Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday she will run for president in 2020. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within...
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Spiritual succession

by Guru-prasad das A spiritual master or Acharya has two kinds of authority. On the one hand he has what is called “traditional authority”; the...
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India Will Abolish All Single-use Plastic by 2022, Vows Narendra Modi

By Damian Carrington, The Guardian India will eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, has announced. The pledge is...
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