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Wasting my rare human birth.
June 16, 2015

 

DURLABHA MANAVA JANMA by BHAKTIVINODA THAKUR

1. durlabha manava-janma labhiya samsare krsna na bhajinu — duhkha kahibo kahare?

Born in this rare human body, I did Continue reading

If I had a Time Machine (Pause for Thought BBC Radio 4 June)
June 9, 2015

We seem to have something of a fascination for time machines, if the success of Dr Who, Back to the Continue reading

Courage (Pause for Thought. BBC Radio 2. May 28)
June 4, 2015

I remember back in the sixties when the words ‘take courage’ were the ubiquitous advertising slogan for a beer of Continue reading

The greatest gift (Pause for Thought, BBC Radio 2, 21 May 2015)
May 29, 2015

When my children were small they pooled their resources one year to purchase for my birthday a fine looking tie Continue reading

How to cheat death
May 21, 2015

King Ambarish had a very sinful brother who could not be changed. The pious Ambarisha tried repeatedly without success. His Continue reading

Journeys (Pause For Thought, BBC Radio 2, May 14, 2015)
May 20, 2015

Life today is full of journeys, it seems. Most of us could hardly survive without our cars and think nothing Continue reading

What is Victory (Pause for Thought BBC Radio 2 May 7th)
May 9, 2015

Over the years my idea of victory has changed somewhat. In my younger days, filled with the naïve certainty of Continue reading

How to see God (Pause for Thought BBC Radio 2 April 30th)
May 6, 2015

In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, as Tennyson so delightfully said. Of course Continue reading

What is Love (Pause for Thought, BBC Radio 2, April 23, 2015)
April 21, 2015

I have mixed feelings about Shakespeare. Memories of my schooldays and the obligatory Hamlet studied from every angle left me Continue reading