Free Write Journal #79

Free Writes Valentine’s Day Today, February 14th by the calendar, is Valentine’s Day. Our Godbrother Muktavandya has been going outside on this day for 30 years, selling flowers and collecting donations for the temple. On Valentine’s Day, his line of customers will go halfway around the block. (Muktavandya has recently contracted glaucoma, and when they […]

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Free Write Journal #78

Free Writes Health Report Three out of four of the inmates in the ashram have been affected by health issues. Bala has a constant dry cough which won’t go away until he leaves the frigid North at the end of the month and goes to organize the Trinidad Ratha-yatra. (He has felt obliged to take […]

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Free Write Journal #77

Free Writes Visitors A South American devotee brought his brother, his brother’s wife and their three small children for lunch. They were a disruption to our ashram. They were not qualified to sit and hear our one-and-a-half hour out-loud reading, so the two men talked loosely of the early years of ISKCON in their part […]

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Free Write Journal #76

Free Writes Fundraising Campaign I put my heart and soul into writing books. The cycle is complete when my disciples reciprocate. It is a two-way loving exchange. By donating to the fundraising campaign to pay for printing the books, by purchasing and reading the books, by distributing the books to others, we serve together in […]

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Free Write Journal #75

Free Writes Gauranga: because His body has a golden hue; because He is in the mood and complexion of Radharani (sri-krsna-caitanya, radha-krsna nahe anya.) Nimai: because He was born under a neem tree, and the ladies wanted to protect Him from evil spirits. Nimai Pandita: because He manifested Himself as a great scholar and teacher, […]

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Free Write Journal #74

Free Writes Radha-Govinda Dresses I wrote to Sastra and thanked him again for all the outfits he brought from Vrndavana for Radha-Govinda. I told him it is the perfection of my eyesight to see Them in new dresses every third day. Some of the viewers of the photos we post ask, “Do you change Them […]

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Free Write Journal #73

Free Writes Year-End Review Before addressing 2020 aspirations, a review of what happened in the year just passed. I continued printing two books a year and was very steady in posting my Free Write Journal. My legs grew weaker, and that wasn’t good. My pulmonary disease (COPD) coming as shortness of breath, is chronic, but […]

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Free Write Journal #72

Free Writes Christmas 2019 Christmas Eve At the holiday season there are more suicides. People who have no homes, family or money are shut out from the materialistic hype of Christmas tree, eggnog with rum, etc. They become depressed outsiders rather than turn to the “Vyasa-puja” of Jesus Christ. This year there is a surprising […]

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