People we meet or know who impress us the most are those that extend us kindness and heartfelt interest. We may appreciate a person’s beauty, strength, wealth, knowledge, fame, or renunciation (qualities Krishna has in full), but if a person is not kind it stands out like a huge blemish. A lessor person who is kind and friendly appears more valuable, and greater. Of the twenty-six qualities of a devotee given in the great Gaudiya Vaishnava scripture, Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita, we find that ki
Ever “sweetened” a cup of tea with salt or mistaken a chocolate laxative for the real thing? At times being in the company of people can be like that —distasteful and crappy. Negative and overly critical people can be the human equivalent of diarrhea, the shadow in the sunshine of existence. Let's be honest, a lot of the time we are our own worst best friend, the fly in the soup of our life. We can become a cocktail of self-loathing — shaken not stirred — served with the depression of the daily
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