“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 […]
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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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.”