Is peace possible?

Posted by in Monk's Diary on 14. Apr, 2014 | 26 Comments

Today, during my walk at the pre-dawn hours, I saw a security guard of an ATM center hurl choicest abuses at a rag picker. They were almost on blows; the guard was dis-behaved and looked sleepy, while the rag picker was dirty and looked mean. […]

Offering prayers during the month of Kartik

Posted by in Monk's Diary on 21. Oct, 2013 | 2 Comments

During this month Krishna performed the most intimate Rasalila pastimes with His beloved cowherd girlfriends, the gopis. He also enacted the pastime of being bound to a wooden grinding mortar by mother Yashoda’s love. […]


9/11 and the ‘terrorist’ monks

Posted by in Monk's Diary on 11. Sep, 2013 | 11 Comments

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the World Trade Centre in New York City, killing thousands. A month later Radhanath Swami returned to India from his US tour. “America is shaken,” he told us. He had witnessed it firsthand. […]


Spiritual Safeguards

Posted by in Monk's Diary on 01. Jul, 2013 | 35 Comments

“Recently, some of my friends had setbacks in their spiritual practices. Radhanath Swami says, “By nature, things go down in the material world. It is always difficult to maintain the standards of purity […]