Dear Sky

March 19 Trinidad Dear builder of dreams, This is interdepartmental mail. It doesn’t require U.S. postage, and yet I don’t know where exactly to send it. Since there’s always a person in charge, there must be someone who builds my dreams. So I’m writing to you, unconscious dream-building self. Last night I had a dream […]

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Journal and Poems – book 1

June 1 From time to time I’m reminded of and embarrassed by the limitations of my existence here. In a Bhagavatam class, Prabhanu dasa spoke about the rare opportunity of human life. He said that now at Gita-nagari one can see so many forms of life, and yet very, very few of them are able […]

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Truthfulness – the last leg of religion

The Age of Hypocrisy A hypocritical act that is easy to fall into is to think that because one is on the path of Krishna consciousness, he is therefore automatically better than every devotee of every other sampradaya. We are very fortunate to be on the best path, the path of bhakti-yoga, but how far […]

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Progresso

May Lord Krishna See A Sincerity In Me August 10 The defense never rests. Sometimes “a good offense is the best defense,” and you mount a frontal attack. Oh well, at least I’m up. But I hear the gremlin’s voice calling me a fool. He thinks I’m Elmer Fudd. The messages of Godhead are powerful […]

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Write & Die

Write and die. In the unconscious so many things come up. In a dream I was at an apartment. There was a big party going on, New Year’s Eve. But I was just neglected, and mostly attacked by little children who were grabbing at my glasses. They were trying to tear them apart. A few […]

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From Copper to Touchstone

IMPURE MIXTURES IN BHAKTI In this chapter, we will cover Ramananda Raya’s third and fourth statements to Lord Caitanya, and the Lord’s rejection of them. When Lord Caitanya replied, “Eho bahya,” Ramananda Raya replied, “To give up one’s occupational duties in the varnasrama is the essence of perfection.” It is as if Ramananda Raya thought, […]

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The Summer Marathon

Yesterday you signed your autograph in books. Today you are back to point one again, asking yourself are you humble, do you have love for Krishna, and are you compassionate to preach? I looked at my essay, “Krishna Recognizes the Preacher,” to see why Sacinandana Swami said it was good. The main thing he found […]

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My Dear Lord Krishna

My dear Lord Krishna… I want to praise You; O Govinda, the player of the flute, the lover of the gopis, I want to hear about You in those activities. I also like to hear about Your dealings with the Pandavas and how learned bhaktas of Yours like Narada Muni describe You in the scriptures. […]

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