Free Write Journal #147

June 11, 2021 Free Writes Bhurijana’s Lecture from Bhagavad-gita Sixth Chapter In the Sixth Chapter, Krsna teaches astanga-yoga, including asanas, pranayama, etc. In the last verse of the chapter, He says, “And of all yogis, the one with great faith who always abides in Me, thinks of Me within himself and renders transcendental loving service […]

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Free Write Journal #146

June 04, 2021 July 3, 2021 Festival Our July 3 meeting for disciples and friends will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Pavilion in Stuyvesant Falls, New York. The address is 845 Hudson Avenue, Stuyvesant Falls, New York, 12174. Here is the tentative schedule: 10:00-10:45 AM Opening kirtana 10:45-11:30 AM Lecture by SDG […]

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Free Write Journal #145

May 28, 2021 Free Writes July 3 Festival Update Our July 3 meeting for disciples and friends will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Pavilion in Stuyvesant Falls, New York. The address is 845 Hudson Avenue, Stuyvesant Falls, New York, 12174. Here is the tentative schedule: 10-10:45 AM Opening kirtana 10:45-11:30 AM Lecture […]

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Free Write Journal #144

May 21, 2021 Free Writes My Books Ananda Kisora writes me that according to his website, thousands of people read the Journal but very few buy the books. John Endler, whose sister works in book publishing, says that with all the alternative means of reading available via Internet and other electronic means, there is a […]

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Free Write Journal #143

May 14, 2021 Free Writes Pankajanghri I received a short note from my disciple Ramila, who was very close to the departed Pankajanghri. She wrote that she was preparing to write a substantial letter to me, but now she is occupied with quietly processing her grief. Like so many devotees in ISKCON, she very much […]

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Free Write Journal #142

May 08, 2021 Free Writes Help Wanted Haridasa is leaving. He has to get a job to earn money for his personal needs. Bala is coming back from Trinidad for a scheduled appointment to get an MRI to see if any cancer has developed in his body after his major surgery several years ago for […]

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Free Write Journal #141

April 30, 2021 Free Writes The First Sign of a Devotee On a morning walk in 1976 in Melbourne, Prabhupada said that a devotee is always happy. One of the disciples ventured to say that a devotee is more unhappy than a materialist because he’s aware of his unhappiness. Prabhupada said, “Then that means he […]

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Free Write Journal #140

April 23, 2021 Free Writes Gurukula I have been asked by a now-grown up ex-gurukuli for my memories of what it was like to be an adult leader in the gurukula at Dallas. We were very enlivened that soon we had enrolled a hundred boys and girls living in the gurukula buildings. One of the […]

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