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 […]
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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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]