Greater Is Coming

Now, DON’T get STUCK in the suffering. DON’T live BITTER because you seem to have gotten trapped in the jungle with an impossible task. DON’T settle in the depression thinking that you’ve been sidelined. KEEP an attitude of faith and go THROUGH it. KEEP BELIEVING when every thought tells you it’s never going to change. […]

Yoking to the Supreme

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 […]

Deep Water Faith

You can’t see it right now, but UPSTREAM things have changed in your favor. UPSTREAM healing has been released. UPSTREAM the right people have been lined up. UPSTREAM the breaks you need, the restoration, the vindication has been put in place. It’s in your future. Don’t let what’s happening DOWNSTREAM talk you out of the […]

Fuel for Your Faith

When you’re pressured, you learn to STRETCH your faith. PRAY BOLD PRAYERS. BELIEVE for what looks impossible. The pressure is causing you to get stronger. Quit fighting it and learn to EMBRACE it. KRISHNA wouldn’t have allowed it if He wasn’t up to something. Maturity is being AT PEACE in the PRESSURE, TRUSTING in the […]

Stepping Out In Faith

Krishna had all that and more planned for us since the beginning of time. He had the steppingstones all lined up before we were born. We simply had to take our TINY STEPS OF FAITH before our dreams became reality. In a purport to the BG 11/34 Prabhupada says, “The plans of the SPOG are […]

New Year’s Talk 2024

I’m predicting God centered changes in the lives of His devotees. A good New Years prayer might sound something like this. “Lord, please help me to use the 8,760 hours of this year the wisest way that I can for you, & for your glory.”
 Lord, give me enough happiness to keep me sweet – […]

Gita Jayanti Retreat New Navadvip 2023

Caru Das gives Srimad Bhagavatam Class (2/1/1) on the first morning of the New Navadvip Gita Jayanti Retreat in South Texas. Theme is community building and devotee care.

The Light of Love

Nothing you’re doing has been wasted. Every time you show love, you are sowing these seeds. But sometimes we think that we have to convince people, we have to tell them what they’re doing wrong, point out all their faults, make sure they really feel guilty. No, the Paramatma, Lord in the heart, is the […]

Living a Blessed Life

It is said that man does not live by bread alone. As there is food for the body, there needs to be a different type of food for the soul. In addition to the hunger that the body feels, the soul also feels its own hunger. The soul HUNGERS TO BE OF SERVICE, to make […]

What Goes In Comes Out

Am I going to be a buzzard & stay on the ground, eat dead things, or am I going to be a swam & soar. If I’m going to be a swami, I cannot hang around with crows. Everyone would like to soar but not willing to give up dead flesh, gossip, unwholesome things. If […]

Take the Pressure Off

So much of our daily discontent comes from the fact that most of us are MORE AWARE OF OUR WEAKNESSES than our STRENGTHS, more aware of our FAILURES than our SUCCESSES, MORE AWARE OF OUR LIMITATIONS than our GIFTS. I can’t tell you how many problems that causes!

Coming Up Higher

Don’t go to the next 70 years responding to the unfair situations in your life the same way, getting upset, offended, impatient, feeling sorry for yourself, plotting revenge. Stay on the potters wheel. Next time things don’t go your way, instead of letting your blood pressure boil and muttering expletives under your breath, try a […]

Diwali Talk 2023

Hanumanji, son of the wind / lord of the monkeys Rama’s best friend / you eliminate illusion and destroy all sin / and you’re known as Shiva’s incarnation /

Don’t Stop Growing

“Don’t use where you are as an excuse to not grow. Don’t say, “I’m not in a good job. I don’t like my position. I’ve had unfair things happen. That’s why I’ve lost my passion.” Remember, the treasure is still in you. Krishna is saying, “It’s time to use your gifts. Stretch yourself. Take some […]

Calling Out the Real You

Abraham Maslow “The healthiest, most flourishing, and most valuable among us are those who are “motivated by transformation”, “by the release of potentials, capacities and talents thru purposeful action.” Have you ever felt there is a self YOU OUGHT TO BE beating beneath the thing you are, yearning to realize itself, hankering to rise up. […]

Krishna Keeps the Accounts

We all go thru situations that seem unfair. Seems unfair that someone could lie about you & get away with it. Seems unfair sister has children but you can’t. Seems unfair special needs child or Seems unfair lost a loved one. Life has thrown you a curve. Not everything has gone according to plan. here’s […]

New Beginnings

Trust him with your closed doors. He controls the seasons. And sometimes you’re in spring for a long time, blossoming, fruitful, then the season changes. You come into winter. KRISHNA will stop things that weren’t working. If you’re stubborn, you try to force it. You get upset because it’s not what it used to be. […]

Still in the Game

No matter what life sends our way, our attitude should be “I’m hurting but I’m STILL HERE.” A Friend did me wrong, but I’m STILL HERE. Business is slow, BUT I’M STILL HERE. Didn’t feel like coming to the temple today, but here I am. You gotta have a “made up mind. I’m going to […]

Releasing Control

There’s something you have to do: Krishna is NOT GOING TO take the burden away. You have to RELEASE the worry, RELEASE the frustration, RELEASE having to figure it out. Come back to a place of peace. Hare Krishna The right attitude is ” Krishna, my life is in your hands. I commit my dreams, […]

Receiving God’s Gifts

We have heard it said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” But today we affirm, “It is ALSO blessed to RECEIVE.” Every one of us has received something. We don’t have anything to give, EXCEPT as we have received. Every breath of life, every heartbeat, every conscious thought is a gift. Every […]