The Fifth Ride

Lack of consciousness means misconception, disease. This is described in Śrīmad Bhāgavatam: bhayaṁ dvitīyābhiniveśataḥ syād—the disease is separate interest. The deviation from our normal spiritual condition, the development of misconception, is based on the charm—the prospect—of separate interest. That is the root cause of all misunderstanding. The conception of local, provincial interest has caused the […]

Klim Power

“Let Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī purify the whole world, because She has surrendered Herself completely unto Krishna. Out of Her ecstatic love for Him, She sometimes acted just like an addled person and attempted to churn curd, although there was no curd in the pot. And seeing this, Krishna became so enchanted by Rādhārāṇī that He began […]

Nostalgia

āmi ta’ tomāra, tumi ta’ āmāra,ki kāja apara dhane Feeling the happiness of Your service in my heart, I have completely forgotten all past history. I am Yours, and You are mine. What need is there for any other wealth? Śrīla Bhaktivinod Ṭhākur ~ Śaraṇāgati Ātma-Nivedanātmikā

Guess Who ?

brahmāṇḍa bhramite kona bhāgyavān jīva guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja “According to their karma, all living entities are wandering throughout the entire universe. Some of them are being elevated to the upper planetary systems, and some are going down into the lower planetary systems. Out of many millions of wandering living entities, one who is very fortunate […]

The Guessing Game

The external Guru, the Mahānta-guru not only helps us to contact the inner Guru- the Chaittya-guru , but he helps to prepare us so we can infallibly read the direction of the Chaittya-guru. At first, in a raw way, we may receive direction from the Chaittya-guru, and that draws us to the Mahānta-guru. With the […]

Svaha

When Driving into Melbourne, graffiti starts to pop up on the freeway barriers and road signs, building in intensity the closer you get to certain suburbs.  This reminded me of an idea of a tag I had when talking to my son about street art. Taking  ” Svaha” an auspicious ending used when chanting certain […]

Cliché

The internet stole my momentAnd turned it into a cliché. ~ I.B. Das

KYFC

kaler doṣa-nidhe rājannasti hy eko mahān guṇaḥ kīrttanād eva kṛṣṇasya mukta-bandhaḥ paraṁ vrajet ~Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 12.3.51 O King, this age of Kali is a reservoir of inauspiciousness, yet it has but one glorious quality: in this age, simply by chanting the Holy Name of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the soul is freed from the bondage of Māyā and […]

Freedom

In the smṛti-śāstra, the Scripture of smṛti, it is told: dravyaṁ mūlyena śuddhati if we will give in exchange for something the value of that thing, what we will buy will not bring with it the karmma of the person who made it. ~Swami B.S Govinda