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Bhakta Steven: a poem inspired by Mahatma Das...
September 9, 2014 -- 765 views
Bhakta Steven: I answered Your call when You asked me to dance... ...
August 19, 2014 -- 459 views
Bhakta Steven: His grace Madhuvisa Prabhu ACBSP Left his body without fanfare, so gracefully and quietly Prabhu left so suddenly, didn’t have a chance to say goodbye, because Krishna reserved his seat on the next flight out to the Spiritual Sky...
August 9, 2014 -- 358 views
Jessica: Oh, Govinda, I long for only you as only you fill my heart with a light like the rising sun stretching from one corner to the next;...
July 14, 2014 -- 698 views
Bhakta Steven: I would love to share a poem from the book with the dandavats.com community. Prabhupada always said to write so I’m following his guidelines in my own way. Thank you for reading....
February 28, 2014 -- 896 views
Bhajahari das: Oh Prabhupada! I’d like to die, while out on Harinam Surrounded by Vaisnavas fair, performing Samkirtan And as I quit this mortal frame, Lord Krsna will be near For God is in His Holy Name, so I will not feel fear ...
July 22, 2013 -- 1,241 views
Saksi Gopal das: There were pagans and potheads and Indian chiefs There were druids and hippies and mounted police...
June 27, 2013 -- 1,120 views
Govardhana Giri Dasa: Hey Kali, be happy, A number changes, In a calendar, Seconds tick away, In a clock, People drink, Loose control. People dance, Loose control....
January 3, 2013 -- 1,497 views
Gautam Saha: Five thousand years ago, in the holy grounds of Kurukshetra The Pandavas were ready to take on the sons of Dhrtarashtra The two great armies met for the final test To see which would emerge their victorious best ...
January 2, 2013 -- 1,524 views
Bhakta Steven L. Schwartz: You were always there to promote a cause Assisting a novice Prabhupada in New York City He didn't know the rules or any laws By George's side when he wrote, "My Sweet Lord" and "Isn't It a Pity"...
December 13, 2012 -- 1,465 views
Bhakta Steven L. Schwartz: His name is known throughout ISKCON He truly is one of a kind The Guru of all Guru's Guru Das is Bhaktivedanta's greatest find...
December 10, 2012 -- 1,317 views
Samapriya dasi: During a lecture in Atlanta in1975 Srila Prabhupada said of his spiritual master “One should not think that he is dead and gone. There are two things, vapo and vani. Vapo changes but vani is eternal.”...
November 17, 2012 -- 1,162 views
Madayanti dasi: In the morning when you wake up and yearn for the presence Divine Gurgle of Yamuna at Kesi-ghat will surely realize your cry Bring Him to your heart. In her glowing and gentle waves observe the purity of sacredness Now that you have opened your eyes to see purity comes with the purity of water Blue garland of Vrndavan is curving around your body At dawn Krsna's holy name...
August 5, 2012 -- 1,468 views
Gautam Saha: When joyous sounds emanated from the chieftain Nandbaba’s house The folks of Gokul knew that a child was born to Yashoda, his spouse They flocked to the headman’s home in happy hordes Wearing jewelry, colorful turbans and fine clothes ...
August 3, 2012 -- 1,736 views
David Garvin: " O Lord, in whom alone we find peace May we see your divine Self and be freed From all impure thoughts and all fear. O Lord, from whom we receive the mantram, As a weapon to destroy our self-will, Reveal yourself, protector of all."...
August 3, 2012 -- 1,578 views
Nimāi Paṇḍita Dāsa: "Are you he or are you she?", oh c'mon, let it be, don't you surmise, don't you guess, 'cause I'm not what you see. (1) Now 'n' then I change my clothes, so you can't recognize, we could've been friends or foes, but now I'm in disguise. (2) Once, I lived for very long in eternal knowledge 'n' bliss...
May 18, 2012 -- 1,526 views
Samapriya dasi: The Lord declared with a mighty roar as He pulled the demon through door “My devotee cannot be terrorized, without the culprit penalized.” Upon His sacred lap He strewn the demon’s body in late afternoon. And with His nails He ripped apart, the dreadful brut of blackened heart...
May 7, 2012 -- 1,666 views
Gautam Saha: He was born from the womb of the monkey devotee Anjani The son of Vayu, the god of winds, he is no other than Hanumanji The greatest devotee of Lord Rama, in this and every other yuga Very learned in the scriptures, head bowed in devotion to Lord Rama...
March 23, 2012 -- 2,184 views
Gautam Saha: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Ramachandra Appeared on this earth in the lineage of Raghukula, in Ayodhya As the son of King Dasharath and Queen Kaushalya Elder to the princes Bharat, Lakshmana and Shatrughna...
March 13, 2012 -- 1,926 views
Priyavrata Das: What is that Name -- the One of infinite fame? A name inexplicably -- that always remains the same. Throughout our sojourn -- of lives untold, For millions of births -- our soul was sold...
March 8, 2012 -- 1,874 views
Sacinandana Swami: Kirtan is divine ambrosial food and the rasayana (medicine) for the hibernating soul The spiritual sound finds its way into the secret chambers of the soul – moves there unrestrictedly and then flows back to the Lord: Heart to heart communication – immediate communion ...
February 18, 2012 -- 1,798 views
Bhakta Steven: He left Calcutta in sixty-five Not a penny to his name Thirty-five days on a cargo ship His health began to wane Vomiting, dizziness and heart attacks Are what he had to endure Left Boston Harbor for New York City Krishna said, "be rest assured"...
February 10, 2012 -- 1,601 views
Dravida dasa: O Prabhupada, on this great day When you appeared, just like a ray Of Krsna's vast effulgence bright, To give this blind world back its sight, We thank you from the bottom of Our heart, and pray with deepest love That we may serve your lotus feet In every circumstance we meet...
August 22, 2011 -- 1,669 views
Gautam Saha: O Krsna, what is Your heavenly pastime ? In Vaikuntha, how do You perform activities sublime ? When do You work, when do You enjoy leisure ? When do You rest or enact activities of pleasure ? ...
August 18, 2011 -- 1,741 views
Bhakta Steven: You guide me through the maze of life From the spiritual sky on a flute with a fife Many miles to travel upon Srila Prabhupada's path Bhagavad Gita in hand I can chant, smile and laugh Rewind my mind to any chapter and verse Play the tape of the Gita no need to reverse...
August 14, 2011 -- 1,363 views
Gautam Saha: Five thousand years ago, on the battlefield of Kurukshetra Krsna the All Merciful Karuna Sindhu, became the charioteer of Partha Krsna, the friend, philosopher and guide of Arjuna, his persona grata The Lord is therefore Parthasarthy, the charioteer of Partha ...
April 29, 2011 -- 2,039 views
Gautam Saha: Lord Krishna is Raas Behari, the reservoir of each and every relationship One can relate with him at any level, in love or hate, in enmity or in kinship The Lord will play the game by the rules you yourself set To discharge His part of the deal, He will never forget...
April 21, 2011 -- 2,498 views
Gautam Saha: The perfection of human life is to be a great devotee like Sudama Well versed in the authorized scriptures, and a lover of Lord Krsna Once you reach out for and take Lord Krsna ‘ s hand The Lord Himself will make sure that He never lets go of your hand...
March 23, 2011 -- 5,484 views
Nayanpriya Krishna das: O’ Krishna...dear Krishna, merciful Krishna...powerful Krishna, now Krishna...then Krishna, before Krishna...after Krishna, give Krishna...perceive Krishna, adore Krishna...love Krishna, preach Krishna... chant Krishna, root Krishna....source Krishna, speak Krishna...hear Krishna, think Krishna... breath Krishna, please Krishna...delight Krishna, read Krishna...write Krishna......
February 14, 2011 -- 2,227 views
Bhaktimarga Swami: Dear Vaisnav, you are leaving us today To take part in a much greater play Fleeing from this world, a mix of sweet and sour To ascend to the realm of the Higher Power. It's hard for those who knew you well. It's not for us to say or for us to tell. We can't be greedy demanding your presence We take from you and capture the essence...
February 10, 2011 -- 1,869 views
Giribaradhari das: Pale light. Moonlight. Perched high up in the trees. My feathers hardly moving. The ground begins to freeze...
January 12, 2011 -- 1,759 views
Puskaraksa das: May Krishna make your year a happy one! Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain, But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes; Not by making your path easy, But by making you sturdy to travel any path;...
January 11, 2011 -- 1,447 views
Giribaradhari das: te-naka te-naka te-naka taa ! I hear the mrdanga beat. I'm really completely jet lagged, Still trying to find my feet....
January 11, 2011 -- 1,747 views
Giribaradhari das: Cursed or blessed, I don't really know, Born under a strange constellation. The ways of the stars I can't understand. That's the cause of my consternation...
January 6, 2011 -- 1,968 views
Giribaradhari das: I throw these ashes into the air, Into the fire, the earth and the water, And I think of the times, the wonderful times, When our lives were filled with laughter...
December 26, 2010 -- 2,464 views
Giribaradhari das: A king I was, feeling proud. Subjects and land, So much to reign. Taking that gold, that night with stealth. Killing my mother, Thus grew my wealth. Oh my Lord, I promise, I'll never do it again....
November 13, 2010 -- 1,830 views
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