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Govardhan Puja and Go Puja

All devotees know that the greatest servitor of Krishna is Giriraja, who constantly serves the Lord in His pastimes...Read more
Govardhan Puja and Go Puja

Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura Disappearance Day

During his earthly pastimes, Narottama wrote many songs in which he provided guidelines for the devotees. Here is one which happened to be a favorite of Srila Prabhupada...Read more
Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura Disappearance Day

Two Essential Keys to Increase our Attraction to Sri Krishna

Our greatest problem is that we have turned away from Krishna. This one action has turned into our existential dilemma. We are lost servants. But strangely we think, at least unconsciously, that it is Krishna who has abandoned us. Only when we become eager to meet Krishna again, and serve Him with body, mind and heart – as eager as a drowning man is eager to breathe again – can we attain our spiritual success. Real love, however, will only flow when we move out of the center and put Krishna there...Read more
Two Essential Keys to Increase our Attraction to Sri Krishna

Sri Radhastami - Celebrating the Greatest Worshiper of Krishna

Billions of devotees turn to Krishna for His love, but whom does Krishna love?Read more
Sri Radhastami - Celebrating the Greatest Worshiper of Krishna

Sri Krishna Janmastami- The Real Purpose of Sri Krishna’s Appearance

Why does Krishna come? There are many answers to this question, but the one I think is most relevant to us is that by performing His most enchanting pastimes, the Lord wants to attract all souls to Him...Read more
Sri Krishna Janmastami- The Real Purpose of Sri Krishna’s Appearance

Lord Rama and the Boatman

There is a very nice pastime in the Rama-lila. Lord Rama and Sita-devi have just been banished into exile. They are now in the forest and are approaching a very wide river which is called the Sarayu...Read more
Lord Rama and the Boatman

When will I see God?

Student: Master, when will I see God? Master: When you are as desperate with longing as a man who craves for water...Read more
When will I see God?

Help from Krishna

On Sunday I took my bicycle and cycled to one of my favourite benches at the lake. I felt exhausted and brain tired after a whole week of intensive writing. Any inspiration was highly welcome...Read more
Help from Krishna

Alone with You

I wanted to come to your house alone, to be with you, without anyone disturbing our joy. But when I walked, I stumbled...Read more
Alone with You

Therapeutic Love

See the man standing quietly in the marketplace of love, with a burning torch in his hand...Read more
Therapeutic Love

One Interest

Know the path of true love is too narrow for two interests...Read more
One Interest

Spiritual Freedom Fighter

Throughout history, many people have given up everything – even their own lives – to become free from what they perceived as slavery. But only a select few have put in the same determination to fight for spiritual freedom – the freedom of the soul from all foreign influences...Read more
Spiritual Freedom Fighter

New Year´s Message - Find Shelter, Not Relief

What could we wish to accomplish in the year 2017 that would satisfy all of our spiritual and material needs?Read more
New Year´s Message - Find Shelter, Not Relief

The Diary of a Pilgrim 2016 - The Fully Sheltered Bird

When I left the house of my godbrother at 8pm – he pointed to a little tree in the courtyard, where a tiny beautiful bird sat alone perched on one of the branches...Read more
The Diary of a Pilgrim 2016 - The Fully Sheltered Bird

Kartik Inspiration - Day 30

We all know that according to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu the key to good chanting is developing humility.Read more
Kartik Inspiration - Day 30

Appearance Day of Radhakund

It is obvious that not everyone of you can come to Radhakunda on the 12th of October to take a sacred bath. Is there another way to benefit from an indirect contact with these two reservoirs of divine love? Yes! You can go there in your mind and take a mental bath. Here is how you can do it... Read more
Appearance Day of Radhakund

Two Essential Keys to Increase our Attraction to Sri Krishna - Part 2

Bhakti is never an emotion of this world. It comes from the transcendental domain. For bhakti to descend, the devotee has to come into a humble position of mind in which he can offer humble prayers in full self-surrender... Read more
Two Essential Keys to Increase our Attraction to Sri Krishna - Part 2

Karthik – Observing the Sacred Month of Radha

A unique opportunity is before all of us – to observe the month of Karthik (06.10-04.11) where even a little devotional service yields the biggest result... Read more
Karthik – Observing the Sacred Month of Radha

Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja

When an acarya appears in this world, he brings with him a method that can ferry souls across the material existence to their original home – the spiritual world... Read more
Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja

Sri Balarama - The Savior from the Labyrinth of Maya

To complete our spiritual journey we need strength – much spiritual strength – so that we can act upon our higher convictions. But how and where do we find this strength? Read more
Sri Balarama - The Savior from the Labyrinth of Maya

Nrsimha Caturdasi, Simhacalam 2017

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Nrsimha Caturdasi, Simhacalam 2017

The Two Faces of Lord Nrsimhadeva

Few days ago, we celebrated a truly amazing festival while commemorating Lord Nrsimhadeva’s appearance day at our “Lion Temple” in Simhachalam, Germany... Read more
The Two Faces of Lord Nrsimhadeva

Krishna’s Absence

Besides the experience of success, all serious practitioners on the spiritual path know the painful void that spreads when Krishna seems to be far away... Read more
Krishna’s Absence

In the shelter of the spiritual master

One of my most vivid dreams of Srila Prabhupada was when I accompanied him with many other God-brothers on his morning walk on one of the many beaches of this world. I had a burning question in my mind and waited for an opportunity to ask it... Read more
In the shelter of the spiritual master

I am Spring

The best time of the year is approaching: spring. It’s a time of new beginnings, of retrieved enthusiasm and of opportunities – if we connect with the Lord of spring. Read more
I am Spring

The Touch of Krishna

When I was on pilgrimage in Vrndavana, India – one morning while I chanted my japa, a devotee visited and showed me a verse written in a special notebook. He was very happy as he read it aloud for me... Read more
The Touch of Krishna

The Diary of a Pilgrim 2016 - Overwhelmed with Gratitude

Once, two great devotees talked about Krishna’s qualities – especially His gratitude, tolerance and compassion – to encourage each other to serve Him happily. One of them then made a stunning statement... Read more
The Diary of a Pilgrim 2016 - Overwhelmed with Gratitude

The Diary of a Pilgrim 2016 - Don´t Fear to Surrender, He Will Take Care

This is a wish-fulfilling land – I realize. Maybe one of the wish-fulfilling trees under which I passed heard my prayer. Better be careful and make sure that I have the right kind of desires... Read more
The Diary of a Pilgrim 2016 - Don´t Fear to Surrender, He Will Take Care

The Diary of a Pilgrim 2016 - Trying to connect with You, Krishna!

What a pleasure it is to dive into the wonderful devotional atmosphere with the many sincere devotees who have surrendered their lives to the Lord... Read more
The Diary of a Pilgrim 2016 - Trying to connect with You, Krishna!

Kartik Inspiration - Day 29

Jiva Goswami explains that the Holy Name can be chanted in two ways: ordinarily or with affection. Read more
Kartik Inspiration - Day 29

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