Balancing Faith and Works

To Whom is God’s Grace Given? By Steven Rosen (Satyaraja dasa)“So, there are two ways to carry a baby,” he began, tapping his cane on the ground as he and a close group of disciples, including Lilavati, made their way down a dirt road. “There is the monkey way and the cat way. Do you […]

Brahmana & Cab Driver

A brahmana and a Bombay taxi driver die the same time. A brahmana and a Bombay taxi driver die the same time. They go before Yamaraja & the brahmana is told he must take many more births before he’s liberated. The cab driver however can have liberation immediately. The brahmana is bewildered and protests. Yamaraja […]

Are Economic Development and Bhakti Mutually exclusive?

By Vrndavanlila dasiThe beauty of Vedic life lies in recognizing difference in the nature of different human beings, in their proclivities and natural capabilities (that is why varnasrama) and further sanctifying everything, including the carnal requirements (that is why daivi-varnasrama); therefore the pursuit of artha and kama was also defined by dharma or morality. Development […]

Amazon Kindle — A Revolution in Reading 
Prabhupada’s Books

BY:MADHUDVISA DASAFeb 02, 2011 — For many years I have been looking for the “perfect gadget” to read Srila Prabhupada’s books from. It’s clearly impractical to carry the sixty plus books everywhere we go and computer technology gives us the ability to store large amounts of information and easily carry it with us. For many […]

Why Oh Why Didn’t I take the Blue Pill?

By Jeevanmulkta DasWhen push comes to shove, some of us tend to align with science and scientists rather than shastras and guru. Indeed, when presented with what seems like irrefutable scientific data, most will abandon ship and the captain and swim over to the science barge and waltz with the scientists! When push comes to […]

Why Oh Why Didn’T I Take The Blue Pill?

By Jeevanmukta DasWhen push comes to shove, some of us tend to align with science and scientists rather than shastras and guru. Indeed, when presented with what seems like irrefutable scientific data, most will abandon ship and the captain and swim over to the science barge and waltz with the scientists! When push comes to […]

Spiritual Economics

By Krishna Dharma Das Maybe it’s time for a new approach. Government is perennially obsessed with “growing” the economy, but is that helpful? They want to see a ‘healthy’ cash flow, more business, more people working, more spending and generally more consumption all round, but this can only exacerbate the problems we face, both globally […]

Rice Crispy Treats

Ingredients: nonstick spray 1/3 cup agave or maple syrup 2/3 cup  brown rice syrup 2 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon maple or almond extract 1 (10 ounce) box puffed brown rice cereal pinch salt   Ingredients: nonstick spray 1/3 cup agave or maple syrup 2/3 cup  brown rice syrup 2 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract […]

Lemon Squares

Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup all-purpose flour 5 tablespoons margarine 1/4 cup granulated sugar Filling: 3 egg equivalents, prepared (I use Ener-G Egg Replacer) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon real vanilla Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup all-purpose flour 5 tablespoons margarine 1/4 cup granulated sugar Filling: 3 egg equivalents, prepared (I use […]

Milliflaxavonana

Ingredients: A bowl full of cooked millet (preferrably cooked overnight in a crockpot. Better digestion when grains are cooked longer) 1-2 tablespoon flaxseed oil 1 banana cut down middle and sliced 1/2 avacado sliced and/or cubed salt to taste Directions: Mix all, I usually put the two fruits, (YES avacados are fruit and combine very […]