The Success Story of Sudhama Maharaj

Even though he was sick and dying, his room was meticulous, and everything was in place, there was a bed a small desk which was now an altar, a hot plate in the kitchen area. His clothes were pressed and grains were in jars/pressed and immaculate, hanging on a pipe.

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A life of service, a death of peace: The story of Manisha

A LIFE OF SERVICE, A DEATH OF PEACE: THE STORY OF MANISHA By Bhagavati devi dasi and Ananta Sesa dasa People face death in many ways. Some accept it stoically, while others fear it. This is the story of a woman called Manisha who faced it with grace, dignity, and the...

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Where is the Love and Trust?

Since the inception of the Vedic Care Charity nearly two years ago, the Vaishnava community have been extremely skeptical and some even averse to our Devotee Care endeavor. A few well-wishers and trustees have asked: What is there to be skeptical about?

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You are not this mind

Just sit with the feeling of love for a moment and notice that hankering and lamentation evaporate. This alone is a profound realization. Therefore in the beginning, bhakti-yoga is about tuning the heart.

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Love without conditions

In memory of Hadidjah Lamas Renowned healer & musician - 1932-2016 By Vasanta Dasa - her husband Hadidjah moved to LA from New York in the mid-1940’s when she was just a teenager. After UCLA she went to work with Hughes Aircraft in their aeronautical engineering...

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The Vedic Care Model Facility

Wisdom of the elders, Energy of the young. As spring and winter dance together,
In service and devotion to God – At the Vedic Care Charitable Trust, we are committed to developing a community based in Tuscon, Arizona, to take excellent care of our spiritual elders. Civilization means caring for our elderly and facilitating service between our elderly and young.

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GPS for Spiritual Life

We are not here to become number one. We are not here to make this world a better place. We are here to learn about our life of eternal freedom from the conditions of birth and death; and to share this understanding with others. Gradually as we grow in understanding, others will be attracted.

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Do you really want an answer?

Before making a plan, as to what to do with one’s life, an intelligent person will consider the facts. As long as we are here, in this material realm of existence, all of our attempts at happiness and fulfillment by material means will be frustrated. Even if we were to achieve all our personal goals, the irrevocable process of old age, disease and death will close the account

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If life gives you lemons, make paneer

Now more than ever, people are frightened. The country is polarized between high-minded loving people and hating greedy people. The fact that this nation of sheep, the United States, can elect such a racist, hateful, lying cheater as president is predicted in this Kali Yuga; the age of quarrel. This surrealistic scenario is still under the auspices of Lord Krishna.

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The Essence of Bhakti Yoga

We all have the ability to cultivate the quality of love in our hearts. We know the philosophy of Krishna consciousness; but without love it won’t come to life within us. Our Krishna consciousness will remain on the “mental platform”. Therefore I humbly repeat: we have to purposefully apply ourselves to this cultivation of love within our hearts.

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The most confidential knowledge

Krishna consciousness is not a mechanical process. We cannot know Krishna through jnana or through karma. But we can purchase Krishna with our love. It is only love that gives life to our sadhana. Love of God is given to us by grace. But that grace is purchased by love. Therefore Krishna says: “To those who are constantly devoted and worship Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me. Bg 10/10.

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Cruise Control

Love is a symptom of the soul. We are pure spirit soul. Therefore love is what we are. We are never without that love. But it is re-qualified by the modes of passion and ignorance, manifesting as a perverted, self-centered orientation. Therefore in order to be Krishna conscious, we have to become free of this influence.

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Simple for the Simple

We have to contemplate this very seriously. All of us can have a sense of loving reciprocation with Krishna right now. Krishna consciousness is “simple for the simple”. How long does it take? Srila Prabhupada says we can be Krishna conscious in a second. Krishna consciousness is being conscious of Krishna in a way that is favorable – conscious of Krishna with love in our hearts.

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A Spiritual Aid for Depression

While there are many triggers for depression, it seems that the underlying cause is ego. When we focus too much on ourselves, then we notice every problem, and this can have a ripple effect that escalates to deep depression.

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Gita Coaching

‘Helping Devotees Succeed’
Spiritual life coaching for Spiritual Seekers and Krsna devotees

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Gurudas and the VCC feature in The New York Times

For Roger Siegel, the last half-century has been the proverbial long, strange trip. It started in New York, where, as an idealistic college dropout in the early 1960s, he tutored Harlem school children. It included civil rights marches in Alabama and peyote hikes in the Nevada hills.

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No Spouse, No Kids, No Caregiver: How to Prepare to Age Alone

According to a 2012 study in The Gerontologist, about one-third of 45- to 63-year-olds are single, most of whom never married or are divorced. That’s a whopping 50 percent increase since 1980, the study found. What’s more, about 15 percent of 40- to 44-year-old women had no children in 2012 – up from about 10 percent in 1980, U.S. Census data shows.

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