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.
Interview in Relevance w Chaitanya Charan Part. How to present the ancient philosophy of Krishna Consciousness in a relevant way to contemporary audiences.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
You have to be careful who you take advice from. You Have to be careful who you let influence you. Are they healthy, productive? Do they have good judgment, clear vision. Do they have your best interests at heart? OR are they discontent, bitter, living from a place of offense? Do they have unsavory motives. […]
We are eternal. Our nature is to find a permanent niche, lasting security. That is not to be found in this material world. Like looking for water in a desert. We are “sat’ (permanent beings) in an “asat” (impermanent) world. We get comfortable with family, co-workers, & even if it’s not ideal, fulfilling, at least […]
If you’re going to be happy, you have to be happy On PURPOSE, because there will be critics, betrayals, delays, all kinds of things that can cause you to live sour. You have to put your foot down and say, “That’s it. I’m not other people steal my joy. I’m not letting what’s not working […]
We are eternal. Our nature is to find a permanent niche, lasting security. That is not to be found in this material world. It’s like looking for water in a desert. We are “sat’ (permanent living beings) in an “asat” (impermanent) world. We get comfortable with family, co-workers, & even though it’s not ideal, it’s […]
Krishna is not a random God. Not vague, approximate, maybe I’ll do this, that. God is precise, exact. Just as He strategically uses the right people, good breaks, He will also use adversity, disappointments, closed doors to move us toward our destiny.
Life is basically a series of choices we make every day. We have to evaluate, decide, draw conclusions. Frank Borham said, “We make our decisions and then our decisions make us.” The quality of your life will be determined by the kind of decisions you make.
But, Caru, at my company everybody slacks off when the boss is gone. Everybody compromises at my school. Not everybody takes care of their yard in my neighborhood. No, here’s the Key. You are NOT EVERYBODY! You’re a cut above. You are called to be excellent. Krishna wants you to set the highest standard. You […]
Stop making excuses. Quit dwelling on disappointments, the unfairness & hurt that’s been inflicted on you. The worst handicaps are those we place on ourselves. Tony Melendez had a dream to play guitar. But he had been born w/out arms. Could have said, “it’s unfair” but his attitude was, ” I may not have any […]
Stories are powerful agents of change. The great language philosopher Ivan Illich said for example, “Neither revolution nor reformation can ultimately change a society. Rather you must tell a new powerful tale, one so persuasive that it sweeps away the old myths and becomes the preferred story, one so inclusive that it gathers all the […]