The Importance of the Dhama

The Importance of the Dhama
For Gaudiya Vaisnavas, "back to home" means specifically Vrindavan or Navadwip Dhama (not Vaikuntha, Dwarka, Ayodya, or even Mathura). Prema-sankirtan, which descends from Goloka Vrindavan, is both the means and the goal of entrance into Vraja.

Grace

Grace
The life of the great devotes is enriched with the sweetness of loving devotion, humility, and compassion, which attracts our hearts toward Krishna and away from the attachment to material illusion. Krishna cannot resist the heart rending prayers of His devotees.

Our Only Hope

Our only hope
Living in this material world from time immemorial imparts formidable conditionings. With assistance from maya, we have successfully built a wall around ourselves, excluding others and even God from our internal lives.

Softening the Heart

Softening the Heart
Krishna Consciousness is meant to soften the steel framed heart. The hard layers of pride, enmity, jealousy, cynicism, and criticism cover the heart; thus the soul cannot manifest its natural and gentle qualities.

They are not frozen in time

They are not frozen in time
The departed acaryas and great vaisnavas are not frozen in time; their mercy is still attainable. It is as attainable as are all spiritual existences, which are by nature eternal, full of knowledge and bliss.

Backwards and upside down

Backwards and upside down
The mind is supposed to be under the guidance of intelligence, which is supposed to adhere to the dictates of the soul, the servant of the Supersoul. However, in the material world everything is backwards and upside down. Thus the conditioned soul follows the orders of the senses, which dictate to the mind, which dictate to the intelligence, which dictates to the soul, who dictates to the Supersoul.

Heart and Community

Heart and Community
Everyone yearns for a community where loving relationships flourish, for such is our other home. And yet today we witness an epidemic in which the death of love testifies to the abortion of culture as a consequence of desecration our Mother Earth.

Lord's Measuring Stick

Lord's measuring stick
When the enemy fires cannonballs or incites mad elephants to attack, what softens their assault even more effectively than the barriers we have erected to protect our hearts? Bales of cotton stop cannonballs, which would smash through stonewall and little lambs pacify a maddened elephant who would crush armored defenses. The lamb symbolizes our relationship to God, the cotton ball, our dealings with men. The imagery conveys and cultivates an attitude, which is humble and meek and thus able to withstand and deflate the blunt assaults of the devil.

Thank you

Thank you
Krishna is arranging everything to help us come home. Though it might be bitter like a neem leaf, it is nonetheless medicinal, beneficial and helps to cure the disease. The prayer of our heart becomes: ‘Thank you Krishna for whatever you send to me, for you are my kind, loving father, Who sometimes gives rewards and other times punishment. Only You know what is good for me, surely I do not and you try to help me as I turn to you”.

Lalita-devi dasi stewardess of Lalita kunda / July 2016

Lalita and Lalita-kunda
All the kundas in New Vrindaban embody and hold a deep, sweet devotional principal. Lalita-kunda specifically testifies to the truth that no one, not even Krishna Himself, can approach Radha's kunda, service, or mercy without the blessings of Srimati Lalita Devi. And Radha complies with this principle by remaining ever submissive to the loving and protective will of Her senior sakhi.