Give Thanks in Everything

Learning to be thankful, whether to God or to other people, is the best vaccination against taking good fortune for granted. And the less you take for granted, the more pleasure and joy life will bring you. Hans Selye, who is considered the father of stress studies, has said that gratitude produces more positive emotional […]

The Yoga of Devotion

This afternoon let me encourage you not just to GO with God, but GROW with God. Chant His holy names, honor Him with yr talents and abilities. Plant the seeds of devotion and patiently wait for the fruits of love peace, abundance and purpose. Know today that God is bigger than yr problems, bigger than […]

Unexpected Detours

I don”t know about you, but there certainly have been moments in my journey of faith when I have asked myself, “How in the world did I get myself in this mess?” “What wrong turn did I make?” “Where am I supposed to be going?” The attitude we choose in those moments when we are […]

Abiding vs Striving

The Lord says, “I am the vine, you are the branches. If you ABIDE in me, you will bear much fruit, for APART from me you can do nothing”. Imagine how important these words are. “THIS IS HOW you’re going to be successful. THIS IS HOW you’re going to overcome challenges. THIS IS HOW you’ll […]

Reversal of Fortune

KRISHNA is about to reverse some things in your life, things that look like they’ll never change, “You’ll never own your own business, never get into management, never write that book, never start that ministry”. No, get ready for a reversal. Things are going to SUDDENLY shift in your favor, Narada is going to show […]

His Glad Embrace

All you have to do is: take that step TOWARD him. NO MORE hiding, NO MORE living condemned, NO MORE feeling unworthy. GO TO God with boldness, and receive this mercy. HARE KRISHNA. Krishna is calling your name today, saying “Come out of hiding. Come to My house. I want to GLADLY EMBRACE you”. Will […]

Movies in the Mind

Faith in Reverse Says. “I’ll never get the breaks.” That’s a statement of faith. Faith goes to work & makes it happen. Why not take the same energy and flip it. “My life is in your hands, Lord. You are guiding & directing my steps. I’m not expecting defeat, failure. I’m expecting victory, to go […]

You Are What You Eat

Sunday Feast Talk Initially on the benefits of vegetarianism, and concluding with the theme of Beyond Vegetarianism by offering the food and making it Prasadam.

Thinking Power Thoughts

Yes, the opposition may be much bigger, much stronger – just agree with what Krishna says, “Lord, you said when the enemy comes against me, you will cause them to lose heart and run away BG 11/36 sthane hrsikesa tava prakirtya/jagat prahrsyaty anurajyate ca
raksamsi bhitani diso dravanti/sarve namasyanti ca siddha-sanghah O Hrsikesa, the world becomes […]

Large Home School Field Trip

Large Group of 50-60 kids, and parents, all of whom home school. Warning: there are some very young children making noise intermittently. They spent three hours at the temple with kirtan, animals, yoga, and lunch.

Relevance Interview w Chaitanya Charan

Interview in Relevance w Chaitanya Charan Part. How to present the ancient philosophy of Krishna Consciousness in a relevant way to contemporary audiences.

Questions & Answers with Snow College Students

Annually 40 or so students from Snow College motor up to the Sunday Feast at the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, as part of a course on Eastern Philosophy. These are some of the questions they had for Caru Das, and his answers.

The Higher Taste

Maybe you need to be more disciplined in choosing your friends, in choosing your thought life (less negative). Maybe you need to be more disciplined in choosing your words, in choosing how you spend your money, in how you spend your time. Any areas where we are not disciplined, we will not grow. Don’t let any […]

How To Make Great Choices

Without admitting that we can’t do it ourselves, we can’t make great decisions, because we don’t have the capacity, the intellect, the vision, like Krishna does. Krishna is the Alpha and Omega. He created everything. He’s past, present, and future. He’s within the heart of every living being. He’s within the atom. Until we admit […]

It’s Easy To Be Me

Successful people are so focused on their goals, they don’t have time to look around and see what everybody else is doing. Run your race, and when someone passes you by, don’t be intimidated. Be inspired. If Krishna did it for them, He can do it for you. If you can’t celebrate people who are […]

Wear Your Blessings Well

Don’t apologize for Krishna’s goodness. Don’t downplay what God has done in your life. Don’t make excuses cause a friend might be jealous. Don’t try to hide God’s blessings cause a co worker might judge you and think it unfair. The moment you start apologising for what Krishna has done, downplaying His goodness, is when […]

Krishna, The Doorkeeper

Now here’s a key: doors that have been closed. They weren’t closed by accident. Krishna was getting you prepared for what’s next. Krishna doesn not always take you to your destiny by the shortest route. The time you didn’t get what you wanted, when you wanted it. You weren’t ready. The times you’ve been shut […]

The Precision of God

You have the unlimited Lord breathing in your direction. Like with Prabhupada, you can step into promotion, step into favor, step into new levels of your destiny. My challenge is don’t get stuck on one of those negative stepping stones. Don’t complain. Knuckle under, have the attitude. “I AM IN IT TO WIN IT.”

Krishna’s Underdog

Krishna loves it when people underestimate His devotees. When the odds are against you, when others are telling you how it’s not going to work out, KRISHNA will cause you to blossom, to bloom, and accomplish what seems impossible.

A Divine Perspective

Like with Arjuna, Krishna is going to put promises in your heart that don’t make sense. There’s no way you can defeats those enemies, no way you can turn the situation around, no way you can get out of debt. How can your miracle happen? It’s not going to be in your own strength, your […]