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 […]

Seven Up

Once in Vrindavan My spiritual master was drinking soft drink and joking with his devotees. Counting his fingers Like you do when you chant the Gayatri Mantra. “Maha Jana Tapa Satya, Seven up” We all laughed as he was referring to going beyond the upper planetary systems of the Vedic cosmology and entering the realm of […]

Krishna Hey!

matta-simha-praya prabhu karila gamana premavese yaya kari’ nama-sankirtana   Almost like a mad lion, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu went on His tour filled with ecstatic love and performing sankirtana, chanting Krishna’s names as follows. The Lord chanted: Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! he Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! he Krishna! Krishna! […]

The One

yo māḿ paśyati sarvatrasarvaḿ ca mayi paśyati tasyāhaḿ na praṇaśyāmi sa ca me na praṇaśyati For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me. ~ Śrīmad Bhagavad gītā 6.30

Proof

“My Metanarrative is bigger than your Metanarrative” I.B Das

Bhaktastakham

“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 […]