Free Write Journal #110

Free Writes Jayadvaita Swami’s Visit Jayadvaita Swami is visiting myself and Ravindra Svarupa for a week. Bala prepared lunch just to Maharaja’s liking: kichari, karela and okra, served with condiments. For dessert he honored a piece of pumpkin pie made by Krsna Kumari with maple syrup, and Maharaja salted it liberally (as he does with […]

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Free Write Journal #109

Free Writes Soul Eyes We are asking Madana Gopala whether I can read poetry on his Towaco Zoom presentations. I want to read poems from the book Soul Eyes. It was written in 2010. The poems are more formal than the ones we’ve been publishing from the 1990s, mostly written in Ireland. They are looser […]

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Free Write Journal #108

Write and Die ($12, includes shipping) We are pleased to reintroduce to you Satsvarupa Maharaja’s magnificent Write and Die, a book published in 2007 during a period of rest and renewal. In this volume, the author explores an array of existential themes both through the literary arts and his close relationship with his Godbrother, Bhakti […]

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Free Write Journal #107

Under Dark Stars – Mail Order, $12 (including shipping) Written in 2003 while in the process of rebuilding following an emotional and physical crisis and published in 2009, Under Dark Stars is a literary accomplishment of tremendous significance when considering the evolution of Satsvarupa Maharaja’s body of work. As he describes it, this is a […]

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Free Write Journal #106

Free Writes Radhastami We had a small gathering at Viraha Bhavan. Because of Covid-19, the devotees stayed out of the house and sat under the sycamore tree and honored a feast. I spoke to them, introducing the reading that Krsna dasi gave from the Krsna book on an amplified sound system from the house (about […]

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Free Write Journal #105

Announcements: Zoom Lectures + 2 New SDG Books Now in Print Satsvarupa Maharaja will read selections from his two new books (Daily Compositions and Meditations and Poems) this Saturday, August 22 at 11:00 A.M. EST. Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/ud7rxd4 YouTube Live http://www.youtube.com/user/mnb125) Satsvarupa Maharaja will also speak on Zoom commemorating the Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani this Tuesday, […]

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Free Write Journal #104

Free Writes Janmastami Lecture Before Janmastami I stopped hearing the Govardhana Retreats and proofreading my books and spent my time reading and memorizing sections of the Krsna book. Some devotees might think it’s repetitious that on holidays I speak memorized excerpts from the Krsna book, but I feel confident about it, as it challenges me […]

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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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