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By helping us see that we are meant to become like our Lord because we are his parts. Just as he has forgiven us, we should forgive others.

Bhakti wisdom is also to understand that we are eternally the part of Krishna, mamaivansho jeeva loke. Just as we are parts of God, we are meant to be godly. If we look at our own lives we have committed so many misdeeds in this life and previous lives. There are so many reactions that we could have got for those misdeeds. One reaction to past misdeeds is t

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We use speech every day in our life. But seldom do we realize it’s power. It leaves a profound impact on others, our mind and consciousness.

Words create worlds. Since language affects reality, there is an irretrievable nature to the words which leave our lips.

Numerous scriptural injunctions are available on the Yama and Niyama of speech.

In the Nectar of Instruction, Srila Rupa Goswami’s first instruction to all practitioners of bhakti-yoga is — vāco vegam — one should contro

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By Madhava Smullen

A popular Zoom conference, Wisdom of the Sages, has gone public and become a daily podcast, delivering transformational wisdom, Bhakti-yoga philosophy, and profound stories with fun and energy on Youtube, Instagram and most podcast platforms.

Hosts Raghunnath Cappo and Kaustubha Das have a comfortable chemistry, having both grown up in the New York Hardcore Punk scene of the early 1980s, found Krishna consciousness, and begun living as brahmacharis in 1988.

When Raghunath

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Life lessons : Five minutes to wisdom 2

1. Tantalus

Tantalus was the son of Zeus. He invited the gods to a banquet and served them the dismembered body of his own son, Pelops; when the gods discovered the trick, they punished Tantalus and restored Pelops to life.

He was punished by being “tantalised” with hunger and thirst in Tartarus: he was immersed up to his neck in water, but when he bent to drink it all drained away; luscious fruit hung on trees above him, but when he reached for it the winds blew the branches beyond his reach.

Our

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