Lectures & Talks

Lectures and Talks by Acharya Das

6 Understanding Bhakti – Sri Chaitanya – “Father of Kirtan”

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The great transcendentalist Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) describes Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as “The great Apostle of Love of God and the father of the congregational chanting (kirtan) of the holy name of the Lord” Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared in 1486 CE and remained on this earth for 48 years. He was a leading scholar and an extraordinary personality that had…

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SELF – Selfie – Selfish

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Self-centeredness leads us away from our true inner spiritual nature, where real happiness and spiritual love is to be found.  While the selfie-epidemic may seem harmless (because it is so common), not so long-ago selfies would have been viewed as somewhat narcissistic and not healthy.  What is the spiritual view on self-centeredness and its’ harmfulness?  Any point to consider is…

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Marriage & Relationships – Great (unrealistic?) Expectations

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Much of our unhappiness in our marriages or relationships come from being let down or disappointed. But this also comes about because of having unrealistic expectations of others. The expectation that I will find a perfect and complete love with another less than perfect human being, or that I can actually live “happily ever after” is not realistic and can…

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