Free Write Journal #103

Free Writes Janmastami Talk I’ve been invited to share a Zoom talk with Ravindra Svarupa and Jayadvaita Swami on Janmastami. It will be shown in Berlin and picked up in Oslo, Norway or by anyone else who wants to watch. In Europe they are having all-day coverage for Janmastami on Zoom (kirtanas, readings, talks, etc.). […]

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Free Write Journal #102

Free Writes Cluster: Deities Radha-Govinda are too small for me to clearly see Their eyes and facial features—I can see Navadvipa Mahaprabhu with arms upraised leading the kirtana at Srivasa Pandita’s house.—And I can see the painting of Mahaprabhu in the Gambhira fingering His japa mala—Srila Prabhupada murti is prominent and handsome on his vyasasana—Laksmi-Nrsimha […]

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Free Write Journal #101

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Free Write Journal #100

Free Writes Invitation to Speak Memories of Boston I received an email from Vanamali Pandit, the temple president of Boston. He has invited me to conduct a Zoom presentation for the 49th installation anniversary on July 19th. I have agreed to do it because Prabhupada sent me alone to Boston in 1967 to open a […]

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Free Write Journal #99

Free Writes Cluster: A Mayapur Parikrama with Bhakti Charu Swami In the 1990s there was much controversy about ISKCON devotees going to see Narayana Maharaja in Mathura. I wanted to avoid the controversy, so for Karttika that year I went to Mayapur. I wanted to have a parikrama with my disciples, but I didn’t know […]

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Free Write Journal #98

Free Writes Bhakti Charu Swami Prayer I raise my voice in prayer for Bhakti Charu Swami. He has contacted positive for Covid-19 and has been in an American hospital, in a ventilator, for two weeks. Jayapataka Maharaja has organized 30,000 devotees to pray for Bhakti Charu Swami. Bhakti Charu is setting a good example for […]

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Free Write Journal #97

Free Writes Quoted Out of Context Giriraja Swami sent me a letter by his disciple Kalachandji which included a Facebook posting by Dr. Graham Schweig. As is well-known, Dr. Schweig has attacked the BBT second edition of Bhagavad-gita As It Is, edited by Jayadvaita Swami. Jayadvaita Swami has defended his editing in a booklet called […]

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Free Write Journal #96

Free Writes Changes in SPL A sannyasi has written to the BBT suggesting a possible one-word revision in a passage in the Prabhupada-lilamrta. The BBT has written to my assistant Baladeva asking him to respond to the sannyasi. I have gone through two extensive revisions (changes) to the first edition, and I don’t want to […]

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