Free Write Journal #35

An Update of Our Reading of Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta: Prabhupada had been given land in charity at Ramana-reti, Vrndavana, for building a temple. Mr. and Mrs. S. placed two pieces of paper before the Deity of Radharani. One piece of paper said “Yes,” and the other said, “No.” When a devotee of ISKCON opened the one […]

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Free Write Journal #34

Index: A Random Look at the Index of Krsna Book Chanting Hare Krsna as best chanting, 767 “It is said that this age of Kali is three-fourths devoid of religious principles. Hardly one-fourth of the principles are still observed in this age. But by the mercy of Lord Krsna, not only has this void of […]

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Free Write Journal #33

When Swamiji went to San Francisco in January 1967, leaving behind his disciples in New York, we felt bereft. He told us to carry out all the activities we had done together. We tried, but getting up early in the morning, chanting our rounds, going to the temple by 7:00 A.M. and taking turns giving […]

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Free Write Journal #32

A Random Peek at Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th Ed.) mridanga n. [Skt.] : a drum of India that is shaped like an elongated barrel and has two heads of different diameters. Lord Caitanya favored the mridanga and had different drummers play in His sankirtana parties. It is an ideal accompaniment to Hare Krsna kirtana, one […]

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Free Write Journal #31

February 26, 2019 I have already described the attack upon our house in Boston. We were also sometimes attacked when we went out on kirtana in public. One day, while we were chanting on the Boston Commons, on the grass, I saw in the distance a group of about ten Hells Angels. I dreaded that […]

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Free Write Journal #30

February 10, 2019 In Caitanya-bhagavata, after Visvambhara takes sannyasa, He offers many prayers to the River Ganga. In fact, throughout the whole book the Ganga is very prominent. Lord Caitanya and some of His close associates sometimes jump into the Ganges with their clothes on when they hear blasphemy. Some persons who commit suicide do […]

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Free Write Journal #29

February 4, 2019 I have a large photo of Radha-Madhava from Mayapura dhama that was mailed to me. The picture is 40 inches by 30 inches. It’s in my bedroom. When I wake up in the morning, I sit propped up with pillows facing the Deities. My feet are covered with blankets. There is a […]

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Free Write Journal #28

February 1, 2019 Vapu (serving the guru in his personal presence) is considered less important than vani (following the instructions of the spiritual master). Vapu is temporary, whereas vani is eternal. But as long as the spiritual master is present in his spiritual body, the disciples must care for him and serve his vapu. I […]

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