Author Archives: VR

Remember your humanity

This would be my teaching now. Human, remember your humanity, remember your mortality, remember that you will die, and live your life accordingly in a middle way, with passion but also with compassion, with humility and not arrogance, with love … Continue reading

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Intelligence Beyond Thought

So, naturally, the focus of day-to-day living was to be aware and conscious of all the constant mind activity, the whole internal psychological structure and its operation. This ongoing challenge required that I maintain total awareness, to be open and … Continue reading

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The Greatness Of America

Question: Can you tell us something about the predominant qualities of America? Sri Chinmoy: In America, the dynamic vital, but not the aggressive vital, is of paramount importance. There are various places in the world where the aggressive vital is … Continue reading

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The Maha Swami and The Maharishi

The Maha Swami and The Maharishi Ra. Ganapati Two reports I heard from the servitors of the Maha-Svami relating him to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi I could myself easily attribute to their creative artistry in elevating their own Master over … Continue reading

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The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice

The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice by Parker Palmer When my mother went into a nursing home not long before she died, my wife and I were told that, for a modest increase in the monthly fee, the … Continue reading

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Institutional Work Culture

ABOUT WORK IN AN INSTITUTION I visit some of my friends at the Institutes they work in – Hospitals, Schools, Ashrams. Some complain – ‘This institute is going to dogs. Nobody cooperates. The director is a so and so, no … Continue reading

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Spiritual Determination

Wherever I travel I meet dedicated, sincere souls who are working hard to maintain Srila Prabhupada’s Society. They are inspired by his personal example, by the words in his books, and by the determination of his disciples and grand-disciples to … Continue reading

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