But here’s the key. Just because it’s uncomfortable doesn’t mean it’s not where we’re supposed to be. Krishna uses difficulties to do a work in us. We grow in the tough times. That’s when our character is being developed, and Krishna will not allow a difficulty unless he has a divine purpose for it. If […]
Each Sunday Talk highlights a specific area of spiritual life. Most are a part of a larger series, such as the Love Series and A Purposeful Life Series. In these audio files, Caru Das (a devotee of Lord Krishna for 52 years), clearly explains important aspects of the Bhakti Journey with relevance to modern life.
Below are some quotes from listeners:
“Fabulous speaker! I can’t get enough of Caru Das. Wise, funny, engaging, entertaining and you feel the truth and integrity of his message. Forget religion and preconceptions about the Krishnas etc and just listen to be uplifted. You’ll feel like you’ve rediscovered the long lost human codex or manual to existence and satisfying living.” Laura
Saved To Serve
This Sunday when priests, pastors, and rabbis look out over their congregations in temples, churches, & synagogues, they see an army of soldiers that need to be on the battlefield, but instead they are asleep in the barracks. We have not been saved to sit in a pew or to soak up scriptural truth. We […]
Pick Your Fights
Ask Yourself. If I engage in this battle, invest my time & energy, trying to straighten someone out, arguing, defending myself, trying to prove that I am right……EVEN IF I WIN THIS BATTLE, what is the prize going to be??? That person who cuts me off in traffic. If I cut him off, get upset […]
Krishna Never Forgets
Let’s have the attitude. Krishna, THANK YOU for remembering my dreams. You put them there in the first place. Thank you for remembering my destiny. Thank You for giving me a part to play in Your grand designs. Thank you for engaging me in Your service. Thank you that me and my family will serve […]
Who Is God?
“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me” BG 10/8
Adding Value To Your Life
“Winners never stop learning. Krishna did not create us to reach one level and then stop. Whether you’re nine or ninety years old, you should constantly be learning, improving your skills, and getting better at what you do.” “You have to take responsibility for your own growth. Growth is not automatic. What steps are you […]
When Fatigue Comes Knocking
On the way to our victory, we will always face the “weariness test.” Tempted to cease and desist in the pursuit of our degree, our health, our marriage, the restoration of our kids. This test never comes At the beginning when we are fresh. Always comes when we are tired & vulnerable.
Victim or Victor? The Choice is Yours.
We are the persons we are today because of the decisions we have made. However, what is equally true is that all of us are the persons we are today because of the decisions we have NOT made. NOT TO DECIDE IS TO DECIDE to be a victim: victim of circumstances, a victim of others, […]
Praise Draws in the Lord
But when you create an atmosphere of PRAISE, when you’re always THANKING KRISHNA for what he’s done, when you get up in the morning, and say, “Lord, THANK YOU that I’m alive today. THANK YOU for my beautiful children. THANK YOU, that goodness and mercy are following me. THANK YOU that I’m surround by your […]
Fearless Through Faith
If we’re pessimistic, it’s using our Faith in Reverse…”I’ll never get the breaks.” That’s a statement of faith. Faith goes to work and makes it happen. Why not use your faith to think, Lord, MY life is in your hands. You are guiding and directing my steps. I’m not expecting defeat, or failure. I’m pumped […]
The Path of The Righteous
KRISHNA saves the BEST FOR NEXT. You may feel like you’re coming to an end. Opportunities are drying up. Doors are closing. Favor is expiring. What used to work is not working. Resources are depleted. You’re having a hard time making ends meet. Maybe you’re running out of strength. You feel weary, drained. You don’t […]
The Spirit Soul
When Lord Krishna found His Friend Arjuna aggrieved over the future deaths of his relatives, and, by extension, his own inevitable death, Krishna gave a two hour course on death, dying and life after death. That course is known as The Bhagavad Gita, the Song of God.
A Vision for the Future
If you will keep a BIG vision in front of you, Krishna will do something BIG in your life. He’ll take you to places you could never go on your own. He’ll talk your biggest God centered dream and SUPERSIZE them, open doors that no man can shut.
Krishna is not a random God. He is a precise God. He has lined up solutions years before the problem arose. The Spanish Fork temple opened to the public on June 23, 2001. That was a time and date set by the Lord before He even created the universe. It is not an ordinary time. […]
My Name is Gossip
We all have opportunities to make people look bad. There are rumors, things we don’t know for sure are true, but it’s tempting to repeat them anyway. Not that we’re a bad person, we’re just telling WHAT WE HEARD. It’s easy to justify cause we’re just passing on what we’ve heard. Or maybe we do […]
Beginning a New Year
IT’S easy to get stuck into a rut in life. Lot of people are going to go into the New Year year coasting, on auto pilot, expecting the same things – same problems, same struggles, same income, same job, same level of joy. I’d like to speak faith into you tonight, hopefully, to ignite something […]
Sunshine on a Cloudy Day
But when we go around stressed out, worried, thinking it’s never going to change, that’s stopping the sun. It’s causing more clouds to roll in, more defeat, more mediocrity. You have to start letting some sunshine into your life. It doesn’t start with KRISHNA. It starts with us. The scripture puts it this way, when […]
Great Faith Activates Great Favor
“Krishna never faulted anyone for believing big, asking for your dreams, doing on His behalf what seems impossible. Thats’ what Krishna calls Great Faith. You’re showing Krishna that you believe how powerful He is. Maya would love for you to live with comfortable faith, faith in a box, faith for what you seen in the […]
The Geography of our Lives
A life lived always on mountaintops, all sunshine, everything going our way, is never going to grow us up. We’ll never reach the fullness of our destiny without the dark places, the valleys in life. Life in this material world is a mixture of (sun drenched) Mountains & (dark, gloomy) Valleys Without the dark there’s […]
Burning Off Impurities
We all face situations that are uncomfortable. We’re not getting our way. Dealing with a person who’s hard to get along with. Late for an appointment & caught in traffic. As much as we don’t like it, Krishna allows uncomfortable situations. Why? When we are put under pressure, it shows what we are made of.