Gaudiya-vaisnavism, a Tradition of Innovation

by Kaunteya das What's tradition? It's simply an idea or practice that has managed to be passed on for some time. Google defines tradition as: "the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation." Merriam-Webster offers other angles, defining it as "an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (such as a religious practice

2023-03-21T02:20:22+00:00By |

Blessed by the Best

The Grihastha Vision Team was founded in 2002 under the inspiration of Her Grace Krsnanandini devi dasi. It is with a heavy heart that we remember her passing, November 13th, 2020. Just to think of her, makes one feel ‘blessed by the best’ as she would often quote. The GVT was developed with her vision

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tṛṇād api su-nīcenataror iva sahiṣṇunāamāninā māna-denakīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ The first couple that my husband and I counseled for marital problemsalmost broke our enthusiasm for this service. The husband, bent onimposing his conception of stri dharma in his marriage, insisted that his wifeshould agree with everything he said and shouldn’t have her own opinion.Thinking we were

2023-03-21T02:21:08+00:00By |

Align or Undermine

  The Wedding Present A devotee in Brazil told us of the unique wedding present he received, a bucket a flashlight and a rope.... for the deep dark well he was entering. Is that an encouraging way to start a marriage? Within our society there has been a plethora of negative attitudes and paradigms about

2023-03-21T02:22:21+00:00By |

The Grihastha Vision Team 15 years of Progress

In 2004 The (North American) Grihastha Vision Team was formed from a seed planted by Srila Prabhupada in 1979. Krsnanandini devi dasi Krsnanandini, head of the GVT, describes a mystical dream, “Srila Prabhupada had returned to earth and was giving darshan to hundreds of devotees from everywhere around the world; China, Africa, Spain, South America,

2023-03-21T02:22:55+00:00By |

Women in Vedic Culture

The respect and honour that vedic traditions had for women needs to be preserved, in order to address the turbulence which exists in modern society. by Stephen Knapp Stephen Knapp(Sri Nandanandana Dasa) grew up in a Christian family, during which time he seriously studied the Bible to understand its teachings. In his late teenage years,

2023-03-21T02:23:09+00:00By |

Femininity Honored

sristi-sthiti-pralaya-sadhana-saktir eka chayeva yasya bhuvanani bibharti durga icchanurupam api yasya ca cestate sa govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami   “The external potency, maya, who is of the nature of the shadow of the cit [spiritual] potency, is worshiped by all people as Durga, the creating, preserving and destroying agency of this mundane world. I adore the

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