Last night I was thinking of the mantras of the Veda appearing like a lotus around Krishna and in my mind saw the Vedas just like rivers of attractive transcendental sounds. I’ve never heard anything like that before, afaik.
So for little while I was thinking the Vedas are like beautifully assembled waves flowing [...]
Today is the Vyasa-puja day for my spiritual master, Bhaktimarga Swami. I remember many years ago admiring his humility in offering respect given for him to Srila Prabhupada, his desire to see Srila Prabhupada glorified instead of himself, and that was when I first thought of him as a potential spiritual master for me. In [...]
It has been suggested, assumed, that I lost faith because of having committed offenses, but I don’t buy it. I feel that I was sincere and dedicated enough and with sufficient integrity to warrant spiritual protection if Krsna was real.
I remember in or about March 2005, I was elected to the community board [...]
Recently Sita-pati Prabhu composed a blog entry addressing my strained relationship with ISKCON, and I appreciated what he wrote. ( http://www.atmayogi.com/node/3595 ) ?I realize that it must be a challenge for him dealing with the controversy I sometimes raise, which feeds to PlanetISKCON. I try to take that into consideration when I write, but [...]
My most recent blog entry, on “Serving Krishna’s Holy Name,” (http://oppositerule.govindapeacefarm.com/?p=832) was started as a comment in a discussion on “Bhakti in the Business Place” at Harmonist.us: http://harmonist.us/2009/09/bhakti-in-the-business-place/
It’s been an interesting discussion there. The article was supporting concealed devotion in the place of employment; but I work in a big office, and my interest [...]
Warning: In the beginning and the end there is a scene suggestive of violence (gun and ketchup squirt). Apart from that it’s pretty far out. Fortunately none of this sounds familiar. LOL.
Hare Krishna. It’s come to my attention that the pictures I posted of our handmade Jagannatha puppets my wife makes for sale were too large and some devotees couldn’t see them. So here they are again smaller.
Hare Krishna. The details are here in the previous message:
Srila Prabhupada writes:
Srila Jiva Gosvami remarks in this connection that every child, if given an impression of the Lord from his very childhood, certainly becomes a great devotee of the Lord like Maharaja Pariksit. One may not be as fortunate as Maharaja Pariksit to have the opportunity to see the Lord in the womb [...]
I was just contemplating the October 18, 1977, conversation with Srila Prabhupada about Mr. Chowdury’s desire to be initiated by him, and a new realization came that makes it seem definite that he did not authorize Jayapataka Swami (or anyone else) to be a diksa guru on or before that date.
Chowdury came [...]