Keep it sweet

Don’t do it bigger than what is beautiful. “Don’t do it bigger than what is beautiful.” ~ I.B. Das


“The holy Devotees of Krishna cleanse the mirror of the heart and forever extinguish the fire of material suffering, that great conflagration in the forest of birth and death. As the evening lotus blooms in the moon’s cooling rays, the heart begins to blossom in the nectar of their association. And at last the soul […]

Vipralamba Forever

vyaghra-tundayate kundam jivatu-rahitasya me ~ Raghunath Das Goswami  “In the absence of my Gurudev, Govardhan Hill, the representation of Kṛṣṇa Himself, seems to me just like a big python coming to devour me. And Rādhā Kuṇḍa, the holiest place of divinity of the Gauḍīya sampradāya, seems like a tiger’s mouth coming to devour me. They […]

Descent of the Holy Name

suditasrita-janarti-rasaye ramya-cid-ghana sukha-svarupine nama gokula-mahotsavaya te krsna purna-vapuse namo namah ~ Srila Rupa Goswami O Hari-nama! O Krsna! You destroy the miseries of those who take Your shelter. For Your devotees You are very charming and delightful. Your divine form is the personification of revealed knowledge and bliss, and  You are a festival for the […]

The Tasting Machine

vidvadbhih sevitah sadbhirnityam advesa‑ragibhihhrdayenabhyanujnatoyo dharmas tam nibhodhata ~ Manu-samhita: 2.1 We can feel within our heart whether we are gainers or losers. That tasting machine is within us. As we progress in Krsna consciousness, our karma,our connection with this material world, will evaporate in no time, and spacious knowledge will come to satisfy us. At […]

The Eye of Vishnu

If we want our shelter, it must come from overhead. Asraya or shelter is not under our feet – shelter should be over the head. The principal Vedic mantra says, tad visnoh paramam padam sada pasyanti surayah diviva caksur atatam The Holy Feet of Visnu who is pervading everywhere (yah idam vyapnotiti visnuh) – His […]

Stop the Mother Frackers

This body is like a spoiled brat that does not like  to tolerate any inconvenience. The more comfort it gets, the more comfort it wants. But comfort is our enemy.  There is no need for such comforts in our life. As elephants, we have eaten so many jungles, and our hunger was not satisfied. As […]

Tears would fall like flower offerings

nīlāmbhodhi-taṭe sadā sva-virahā-kṣepanvitaṁ bāndhavaṁ śrīmad-bhāgavatī kathā madirayā sañjīvayan bhāti yaḥ śrīmad-bhāgavataṁ sadā sva-nayanāśru-pāyanaiḥ pūjayan gosvāmi-prabaro gadādhara-vibhūr-bhūyāt mad-ekā-gatiḥ ~ Swami B.R Sridhar “On the shore of the broad blue ocean, Gadādhar Paṇḍit used to read Śrīmad Bhāgavatam to Śrī Chaitanya Mahāprabhu, who was suffering from the great internal pain of separation from Himself (Kṛṣṇa).  Gadādhar Paṇḍit supplied the […]

Maya Pralaya

Maya Pralaya – Part I 2015 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm Maya Pralaya – Part II 2015 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm Maya Pralaya – Part III 2015 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm This is a painting I finally finished after chipping away at for a few years. It […]

Fame is Lame

nidrālasya hata, sukārje virata, akārje udyogī āmi pratiṣṭha lāgiyā, śāṭhya-ācharaṇa, lobha-hata sadā kāmī Ruined by laziness and sleep, I resist all pious deeds, yet am very enthusiastic to perform wicked acts. For the sake of worldly fame and reputation I engage in the practice of deceitfulness. I am always lustful and a victim of my own greed. ~ Śrīla […]