Hare Krishna. A few days ago we had an exciting event in my family. My son, Caitanya Gopala Howard, whose hair has been getting longer since his birth in June 2008, got shaved up. It was pretty strange for all of us at first, but I think we’re getting used to it. It’s really nice, [...]
There’s been a lot of Internet Hare Krishna chatter lately about membership in ISKCON, and it’s a subject that I’ve been thinking about as it relates to me personally. In an ideal world, there would be no question for me. When I began my aspiration for devotional service, Krishna said to get some association of [...]
September 15, 2009 When a Parent’s ‘I Love You’ Means ‘Do as I Say’ By ALFIE KOHN
More than 50 years ago, the psychologist Carl Rogers suggested that simply loving our children wasn’t enough. We have to love them unconditionally, he said — for who they are, not for what they do.
As a father, [...]
I have several blog drafts that I’ve written but have not posted because, although it’s all based on and supporting Srila Prabhupada’s teachings, I know from experience that many devotees won’t like them. There are some issues that are controversial in today’s Iskcon, views that I would not have supported before hearing from Srila Prabhupada, [...]
Radha pouring honey; Visakha looking through arms, and Vrinda behind the conch.
Madhavi bathing Lord Caitanya
Visakha bathing Lord Nityananda
Sigh. Hare Krishna.
Last Friday we discovered that our cow, Krishna Priya, had a cut above one of her hooves. It looked a little strange in that it went about half-way around toward the outside. It seemed like maybe she cut it on a rock or something. I sprayed it with betadine and was tempted [...]
So, this picture is a sign of victory. I, Leslie, was victorious in having a loving homebirth first of all and secondly I was victorious in successfully upgrading dear husband Pandu wordpress blog and inserting the FIRST picture here!
I don’t normally take much interest in writing by persons outside of our sampradaya, but today I happened to read an article by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and found it quite good. I can see in it many of the teachings that Srila Prabhupada gave concerning the relationships and roles of men and women. In my opinion, the [...]
Although I’m not really ready to get back to blogging after the birth of my son a week ago, I saw on PlanetISKCON Sita-pati prabhu’s recent quotes from HH Bhakti Caru Swami, and felt the need to comment.
What man can do today women can also do that quite easily. And in some cases they [...]
Hare Krishna. Yesterday was Nrsimha Caturdasi, and although we thought my wife, Leslie, might be giving birth that day, instead we went to the program at Gita-nagari. We arrived late because Leslie is tiring easy due to such advanced pregnancy. Presently we have four daughters, so it’s a big ??? what the next will be.