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Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 31

Welcome to this last part of the Kartik inspirations. The time has come to look back over our shoulder and take inventory of what we experienced in terms of special insights, new realisations and findings we received this month...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 31

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 29

It is my great pleasure to share something with you today that is characteristic for Vrindavan: talk about Radha and Krishna...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 29

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 27

Here is a surprise for you: you live in the best of ages...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 27

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 25

A bush with the most fragrant flowers grows next to the room I stay in. It smells like a whole perfume shop. It is called the “Queen of the Night” because its flowers bloom and smell their best at night...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 25

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 23

Today I sat at the banks of Radha Kund and had a wonderful realisation I must tell you about...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 23

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 21

Once, the residents of Gokula went on sacred pilgrimage. Only the gopis were left back, protected by a few guardians...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 21

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 19

Prayer means to open yourself up to divine mercy and that’s more important than thousands of years of marching in pride...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 19

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 17

How can I increase my attachment to Krishna...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 17

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 15

I’m sitting here in Vrindavan and have committed all my time and energy to chanting many rounds of the Holy Name. As I’m doing this, I find that the key to bhakti is not quantitative effort, but a certain mood of meekness or humility, with which one turns to the Lord...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 15

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 13

When you step into an unknown territory, you require a good guide – either a book or even better, a person...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 13

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 11

Just before Kartik started, I got a letter. I must say, it was a shocking letter and I cannot forget it even here in Vrindavan...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 11

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 9

We have often heard the phrase, “The world is a mirror and it shows you what you can’t or don’t want to see on your own...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 9

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 7

Coming to Vrindavan means entering the school of love. Everyone in Vrindavan loves Krishna...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 7

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 5

Greetings from the joyful land of Vrindavan! We are discussing the road of sharanagati or taking shelter...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 5

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 3

In these inspirations we are discussing the road of sharanagati – taking shelter, which leads us to Lord Krishna...Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 3

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 30

There is only one more day left in the month of Kartik. It is a good point in time for us to harvest our realisations and translate them into something practical. I have an inspiration in this regard... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 30

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 28

Affectionate greetings from Vrindavan! I’m trying to take all of you along on my Kartik-vrata... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 28

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 26

Bhakti takes two forms in this world. On the one hand the form of activities you perform with body, voice and mind, and on the other hand the form of feelings... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 26

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 24

Part of my Kartik-vrata is to read Krishna’s instructions to Uddhava before He left this world from the 11th canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 24

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 22

Today I thought: ‘Yes, we are all in a desperate need of affection. But in a different way than we might think... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 22

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 20

Let us not doubt it – the spiritual world exists – but we have to be invited or brought there as opposed to marching in with our own effort... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 20

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 18

One of the places I regularly chant at has a little garden with an empty throne... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 18

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 16

Yesterday I was a guest in the temple high up on the hill of Nandagram. The people in Vrindavan say that this place is the parliament of Vrindavan, where all practical decisions are made by Krishna and Balarama... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 16

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 14

Yesterday I went on Govardhan parikram. It was a chilly morning. I started very early in the dark and arrived at Govinda-kund at around 7 o’clock. Right at the banks of this little lake is a temple I am very fond of – the temple of Gopal... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 14

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 12

Krishna is fascinated with the land and people of Vrindavan... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 12

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 10

Every evening in the month of Kartik the devotees eagerly come before their altars to offer a lamp to Damodara-Krishna, who becomes bound by the love of His devotees... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 10

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 8

The month of Kartik offers us a unique opportunity for coming to the next level in our spiritual life... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 8

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 6

The last step on the road to Krishna and on the road to Vrindavan is accepting those things which are favourable... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 6

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 4

We will continue discussing the road of sharanagati – taking shelter. This is actually a process with clearly defined steps. The next one is faith in Krishna as our protector... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 4

Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 2

The second step on the road leading us to our Lord is atma-nivedanam or dedication of the self... Read more
Kartik Inspirations 2018 - Day 2

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