Free Write Journal #215

September 30, 2022 Free Writes A Visit from Panditji Panditji and two brahmacaris came up to Stuyvesant Falls to remove Panditji’s large library of books from Saci Suta’s garage. When they were finished their mission, he paid me a visit, and then paid a visit to Ravindra Svarupa. Panditji now has long white hair and […]

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Free Write Journal #214

September 23, 2022 Free Writes Will ISKCON Save the World? I received a letter from my disciple in Russia, Ishana dasi, which was thought-provoking. She writes about how Srila Prabhupada spoke about the ideas of materialistic communism, and said that it cannot take place because it lacks a spiritual basis. She then writes that in […]

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Free Write Journal #213

September 16, 2022 Free Writes Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in the USA At the Krsna Balaram Mandir, they’re making a presentation to commemorate the day that Prabhupada arrived in America, landing in Boston on September 17, 1965. Daivisakti Mataji wrote me and asked me if I had any poem that could be used in a slide […]

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Free Write Journal #212

September 09, 2022 Free Writes Preparing My Lecture for Radhastami Radhastami Festival I put in a lot of time preparing my Radhastami lecture. Two devotees helped me do research, Manohara and a scholarly Godbrother who wishes to remain anonymous. We had a modest attendance of about twenty devotees. Ravindra Svarupa couldn’t come because of intense […]

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Free Write Journal #211

September 02, 2022 Free Writes Daivisakti Dasi’s Lectures on the Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta I recommend all readers of Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta to listen to the weekly lectures that Daivisakti is giving on SPL. She reads extensively from the book but does considerable research to expand on the text. She speaks every Sunday in Vrndavana, and you can […]

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Free Write Journal #210

August 26, 2022 Free Writes Janmastami Program Our Janmastami program had disappointingly low attendance. But Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu and his secretary Sraddha were there. And Kirtan Rasa got excused from a court hearing just to attend. Damodara and his son Prahlad attended. And the usual close members and friends of Viraha Bhavan were present. Those […]

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Free Write Journal #209

August 19, 2022 Free Writes Janmastami Preparations We are getting ready to celebrate Janmastami. The devotees at Viraha Bhavan are preparing a menu. We are making up a guest list, but we can’t handle an unlimited number of people. We’ll try to keep it at twenty. This is perhaps the most important Vaisnava holiday of […]

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Free Write Journal #208

August 12, 2022 Free Writes Balarama’s Appearance Day We had some guests attend: Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu, Saudamani, and Ravindra’s secretary Sraddha attended. Also Janardana from across the street. Hari dasa from Schenectady was here, and he led the kirtanas. Lalita-kaisori and Atindra were here, Amit was here, and Hari dasa’s driver, Isvara Rsi, and Kamini […]

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