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5 Understanding Bhakti – How do I Develop Love for God?

Lectures & Talks, Understanding Bhakti, Videos

Yoga practice means building a “personal practice” or performing sadhana (sadhana-bhakti). In all other yoga paths, sadhana is the means to an end, but on the path of Bhakti the means becomes the end. As our natural spiritual love is awakened, our service to the Supreme Person becomes an experience of unlimited and ecstatic joy which continues eternally. In this…

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

Lectures & Talks, Understanding Bhakti, Videos

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

Journey of Life, Lectures & Talks, Life Hacks, Videos

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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Yoga Spirituality Enlightenment & God – Part 1 Yoga

Enlightenment, Videos

In the first part of the series, Acharya Das discusses the topic of yoga. Rather than just the limited understanding as being a system of physical postures and breathing, Yoga is best understood as a broader spiritual system, of spiritual endeavor aimed at self-realization and God-realization . He clears up common misconceptions of what yoga is, describes the ultimate goal…

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