The mind is like milk. If you put milk in the container of the world, it will mix with water and become diluted. But if you set the milk aside in a quiet place for some time, it becomes curdled. Then if you churn the curdled milk into butter, it is possible to put that […]
There are also stories from the puranas, and Swamiji masterfully weaves the magic, retelling these with his own brand of wisdom.
Ramakrishna: The Nectar of Eternal Bliss, Ch. 7: Nectar of Immortality Class 10, Ch. 7, p.137 Video Segment 15:10-21:16 Ramakrishna: But Narada and Sukdeva, after achieving samadhi, came down for the benefit of others to explain what they had experienced. In order to remove the pains of the world, they taught how to enter samadhi. […]
Ramakrishna: The Nectar of Eternal Bliss, Ch. 3: Seeing the Divine Class 7, Ch. 3, pp. 82-83 Video Segment 2:36-9:02 [Ramakrishna:] That is why I say what is desirable is to attain Divine Bliss. When you meet your friend, do you ask how many houses he owns, how many gardens, how many servants? […]
Ramakrishna: The Nectar of Eternal Bliss, Ch. 3: Sing Her Name Class 6, Ch. 3, p.70 Video Segment 13:56-19:17 Third Discussion Ramakrishna: Tamasic devotion is like a burning fire. These devotees make demands of God, just like a thief who steals all of the goods. They are like thieves who demand blessings […]
Ramakrishna: The Nectar of Eternal Bliss, Ch. 2: Krishna in My Heart Class 5, Ch. 2, p.54 Video Segment 13:42-16:50 If you are attracted to Godliness, that is called love. The Gopis had so much attraction for Krishna. Listen to a song: Radha says, “Krishna is playing His flute. It just can’t be that I […]
Class 5, Ch. 2, p. 52 Video 4:15-8:45 If You are the Mother, why are You stealing from my house? I am singing Your name and describing Your good qualities. I know and understand completely well. This is all Your cleverness. You gave to me and I didn’t get it. You took away from […]
Class 3: Ch. 1, p.36 Video 20:49-24:35 If I die repeating the name Durga, Durga, Durga, all my days of ignorance will be destroyed. I have now come to know You who are the Divine Light of Goodness. You destroy even such great sins as slaying a brahmin or drinking wine. All these sins […]
Ramakrishna: The Nectar of Eternal Bliss, Ch. 1: How Can She Stay Away? Class 2: Ch. 1, p.28 Video 28:13-30:27 Call, oh my mind, with a real cry. If you do, can the Divine Mother, Kali, stay far away? How will She stay far away from a true devotee? How can She stay away […]
Ramakrishna: The Nectar of Eternal Bliss, Introduction: Come and See! Class 1: Introduction, p.1 Video 1:06-3:24 Hey, all citizens of the city! Come and see! Come and see! Ramakrishna has taken the form of the tree which grants the fruit of all desire. Come quickly and see! He is standing there giving […]
Tattva Janana Class 2 March 29, 2013 47:40-1:01:00 Q: Since this is Good Friday, can you explain a little bit about the significance of Good Friday? Yes, I can. Just a very little. On Good Friday, it was the end of the Passover, and Jesus went to Jerusalem. And Jesus said, “Let’s purify […]
Class 20: Ch. 14, p. 296 Ramakrishna: Mother, I am taking refuge in those who take refuge in You. I have taken refuge in your lotus feet. I don’t want any comforts for my body, Mother. I don’t want any respect from society. I don’t need the eight siddhis. Mother, please give me true devotion […]
Class 20: Ch. 14, pp.292-294 M. and Girish (to Ramakrishna): Sir, won’t you sing for us? Ramakrishna (with a beautiful sweet voice began to sing of the divine qualities): Protect the Divine Mother in your heart. May you see Her as I see Her and nobody else. You take away all of my desires […]
Get into the Christmas bhavana with this series of three short video clips with Swamiji on the essence of Christmas!
In the first video, Swamiji discusses Christmas as a celebration of Christ – the embodiment of Universal Love. In the next video, Swamiji challenges us to …read more
Mankind has celebrated Jesus’ life for thousands of years. This Easter, let’s remember our goal of living in Christ Consciousness!
Swamiji challenges us in this video to expand our consciousness so that we are in Love all of the time. Watch now! …read more
A great way to learn the Shiva Puja is to watch, learn, and practice right alongside the Guru. Shree Maa and Swamiji have graciously given us the opportunity to do just that!
Watch this instructional video, glance through the photos, and practice right along with them! …read more