Free Write Journal #165

October 8, 2021 Free Writes ANNOUNCEMENT   What SDG’s Vyasa-puja When Saturday, December 4, 2021 Where The Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall 845 Hudson Avenue Stuyvesant Falls, New York 12173 (There is plenty of parking near the Hall. The facility is just a few minutes’ walk from SDG’s home at 909 Albany Ave.) Schedule 10:00 […]

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Free Write Journal #164

October 8, 2021 Free Writes Eleventh Day Feast It’s Vedic custom that on the eleventh day after the departure of a Vaisnava, the devotees prepare a feast and distribute it to the brahmanas. We did it here in Viraha Bhavan in honor of our beloved Bala. A few devotees gathered to prepare it. Lalita-kaisori made […]

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Free Write Journal #163

October 1, 2021 Free Writes Visit with Baladeva (Trinidad) I went yesterday to Trinidad Baladeva’s house and read to him. He has been drinking only water for about a week, and his condition has gone down quickly. He could stop breathing at any moment. I read from the Krsna book, “The Killing of Putana.” He […]

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Free Write Journal #162

September 24, 2021 Free Writes Letter from Bala from Trinidad Here is a letter I wrote to Panca Tattva dasi, Temple President of ISKCON Trinidad: Dear Pancatattva devi dasi, temple president of ISKCON Trinidad, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I know you are aware of Baladeva’s (Trinidad) cancer condition. He […]

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Free Write Journal #161

September 17, 2021 Free Writes Radharani’s Qualities She is sweetness personified. She is a fresh young girl. She is transcendentally cunning. Her eyes are always moving. She is expert in the art of singing. She is always respectful. She is always affectionate. She can give shelter to all kinds of devotees. She knows how to […]

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Free Write Journal #160

September 10, 2021 Free Writes Surrender Unto Me Our out-loud reading group is hearing Bhagavad-gita As It Is. We first heard of Arjuna’s unwillingness to fight. But then he accepted Krsna as his spiritual master and surrendered to Him. As a submissive disciple, Arjuna asks Krsna many questions, and He expertly replies. In our group, […]

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Free Write Journal #159

September 03, 2021 Free Writes Tributes Book I especially liked the homage by Jayadvaita Maharaja. It was titled, “Thoughts.” The title reminded me of the philosopher/theologian Pascal’s Pensees and my own “Lists,” where I put numbered subjects of ten or twenty random thoughts. I like that Jayadvaita Swami’s homage. I don’t like the long, long […]

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Free Write Journal #158

August 27, 2021 Free Writes Reality Check Our recent addition at Viraha Bhavan has been big strong Purusa dasa. But now from so much lifting up of my body, he has developed a sharp pain in his back. Recently he has been going to see the chiropractor, but now the chiropractor is going on a […]

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