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Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 31 - The Last Message

The last day of Kartik has arrived...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 31 - The Last Message

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 29 - Crash Down

Yesterday was a day of turmoil and tests for me. I had a serious case of acidity that attacked my nervous system. I felt like I could neither live, nor die, and had a head-splitting headache. I got up and laid back down. What I noticed during this time is a gift I would like to share with all of you...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 29 - Crash Down

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 27 - Who is Radha?

As you all know, this month is dedicated to the Goddess of the month: Urjeshvari, the Goddess of urja, strength, also known as Srimati Radharani...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 27 - Who is Radha?

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 25 - Remain in the Spiritual Atmosphere

Today I got an amazing realization. I was walking under the hot Indian sun and became physically and mentally exhausted, like a flat tire. I looked around, the countryside was baking in the heat, the ground was dry, there was no shade and it was a long walk to the next village...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 25 - Remain in the Spiritual Atmosphere

Kartik Inspiration 2019 day 23 - Dare to Become Personal

A few days ago, I was in a small village called Surya-kund. Srimati Radharani regularly came here to worship the deity of Surya Narayan, the sun god...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 day 23 - Dare to Become Personal

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 21 - The Krishna-Flow

A few days ago we had our annual Haridev program...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 21 - The Krishna-Flow

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 19 - Increase the Silence

You should see me recording these Kartik inspirations. I sit under a mosquito net tent over which I placed a blanket to block out any noise, which is so ever-present here in India...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 19 - Increase the Silence

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 17 - Giving Blessings

On one of the first days after I arrived in Vrindavan, I went to one of my favorite holy places, Govinda Kund, and on the way there I met someone who knows me since a long time...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 17 - Giving Blessings

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 15 - Prayers Are Answered

The power of prayer cannot be overestimated...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 15 - Prayers Are Answered

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 13 - What you resist, persists

The greatest problem in genuine spiritual practice is distraction...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 13 - What you resist, persists

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 11 - Become Mature for the Lord’s Enjoyment

As I’m sitting here in Vrindavan something is becoming very clear to me: genuine spiritual insights are given to persons who have matured...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 11 - Become Mature for the Lord’s Enjoyment

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 9 - Love is Greater than God

Have you ever thought about the significance of the Damodara-lila?Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 9 - Love is Greater than God

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 7 - Making the Difficult Easy

Is there any stronger pain than criticism? If you are criticized, fairly or unfairly, you might become discouraged and lose your motivation to move forward with strength...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 7 - Making the Difficult Easy

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 5 - The Open Secret

Today I have something important to share regarding spiritual practice in the month of Kartik...Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 5 - The Open Secret

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 3 - Krishna’s Message to You

Yesterday I rode my red bicycle to a holy place where I could chant a bit in seclusion. On the way I saw a devotee I knew and he stopped me and asked, “Maharaja, just a minute. How much time do you think will pass before I reach spiritual perfection? Will it be in the next life or the life after that?”Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 3 - Krishna’s Message to You

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 30 - All Connected through Krishna

The month of Kartik has two more nights of opportunity in store for us... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 30 - All Connected through Krishna

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 28 - Explore the Unlived Life

There is a saying, “You realize what you have, when you loose it.” I was reminded of this on the disappearance day of my exalted spiritual master which we celebrated in a simultaneously sobering and inspiring ceremony at the Bhaktivedanta Ashram... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 28 - Explore the Unlived Life

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 26 - Become a Giver

On that long walk I wrote about, under the baking sun yesterday, something else happened: my assistant and I passed a house and people waved at us to come inside... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 26 - Become a Giver

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 24 - Pull the Anchor

On the one hand, we want to move forward in spiritual life, but on the other hand attachments are keeping us where we are... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 24 - Pull the Anchor

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 22 - Inner Churning

As you increase your spiritual practice, it is unavoidable that some inner churning is initiated: the churning of the mind and the heart... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 22 - Inner Churning

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 20 - Someone is Watching

One of the greatest insights I have made so far is that I’m not the seer or doer. I’m the seen and I’m moved by the Lord... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 20 - Someone is Watching

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 18 - Chant and Break Through!

Everything becomes so easy when we are attached. An attached person doesn’t need to make an effort to focus on the object of attachment. Everything in him or her - willpower, body, intelligence - is spontaneously drawn to it... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 18 - Chant and Break Through!

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 16 - A Happy Dying Man

This morning I visited a dying man. I learned two things... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 16 - A Happy Dying Man

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 14 - Krishna Cares!

As I sit here in Vrindavan, I sometimes ask myself, “Does Krishna see my efforts? Does He care for such an insignificant and useless person?” Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 14 - Krishna Cares!

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 12 - The Monkey Man

Yesterday I experienced something extremely shocking at first. Maybe it was a wake-up call... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 12 - The Monkey Man

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 10 - Try to Hear God

As I’m sitting here in Vrindavan, as the minutes, hours and days go by, I am more and more interested in the close God, not so much the distant God. I’m less interested in the God who is only thought about, but not experienced, Who is philosophized about, but not seen. As I chant, I think deeply about how to establish real contact with the Lord... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 10 - Try to Hear God

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 8 - Light Your Inner Lamp

Whenever I walk around Giriraja Govardhan, I see this person who always speaks to my heart. I’ve never talked to him because I assume he doesn’t speak a word of English... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 8 - Light Your Inner Lamp

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 6 - Get Rid of Your Ego

One of the main questions of all spiritualists is: why is a spiritual activity sometimes absolutely relishable and nourishing, but at another time the same activity is not at all nourishing, and it’s difficult even to convince yourself to do it? Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 6 - Get Rid of Your Ego

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 4 - The Helpful Meditation

We are now into our fourth day of the Kartik month. Have you noticed that when you give your full attention to your spiritual practices, a profound shift in consciousness takes place? I would like to speak about this... Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 4 - The Helpful Meditation

Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 2 - The Great Longing

The most important question on the spiritual path is: when is my experience real? When do I have substantial insights that can even carry me through troubling times? Read more
Kartik Inspiration 2019 Day 2 - The Great Longing

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