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.
Jan 2 2013 Classroom On A Chariot
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
Dec 13 2012 Ravi Shankar, I am Missing You
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"
Dec 10 2012 The Guru Man
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
Nov 17 2012 Not Dead and Gone
Samapriya dasi: During a lecture in Atlanta in1975 Srila Prabhupada said of his spiritual master ‚ÄúOne should not think that he is dead and gone. There are two things, vapo and vani. Vapo changes but vani is eternal.‚ÄĚ
Aug 5 2012 Bring back Yamuna river to Vrndavana - Vraj
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
Aug 3 2012 Joyful Celebrations In Nandbaba‚Äôs House
Gautam Saha: When joyous sounds emanated from the chieftain Nandbaba‚Äôs house The folks of Gokul knew that a child was born to Yashoda, his spouse They flocked to the headman‚Äôs home in happy hordes Wearing jewelry, colorful turbans and fine clothes
Aug 3 2012 Love’s Sweet Nectar
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."
May 18 2012 A Soul’s Journey
NimńĀi PaŠĻáŠłćita DńĀsa: "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 7 2012 Prayer to Lord Nirsinghadeva
Samapriya dasi: The Lord declared with a mighty roar as He pulled the demon through door ‚ÄúMy devotee cannot be terrorized, without the culprit penalized.‚ÄĚ Upon His sacred lap He strewn the demon‚Äôs body in late afternoon. And with His nails He ripped apart, the dreadful brut of blackened heart
Mar 23 2012 The Glory Of Hanumanji
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
Mar 13 2012 Lord Ramacandra
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
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
Feb 18 2012 The Kirtan of Kirtan
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 ‚Äď moves there unrestrictedly and then flows back to the Lord: Heart to heart communication ‚Äď immediate communion
Feb 10 2012 Prabhupada’s Dream
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"
Aug 22 2011 O Prabhupada
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
Aug 18 2011 What Can I Give You In Return, O Krsna ?
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 ?
Aug 14 2011 Dedication to Prabhupada
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
Apr 29 2011 More Poems
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
Apr 21 2011 Lord Krishna As Raas Behari
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
Mar 23 2011 Some poems on Lord Krishna
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 ‚Äė s hand The Lord Himself will make sure that He never lets go of your hand
Feb 14 2011 Krishna…Krishna…
Nayanpriya Krishna das: O‚Äô 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...
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
Jan 12 2011 Tu Whit Tu Whoo
Giribaradhari das: Pale light. Moonlight. Perched high up in the trees. My feathers hardly moving. The ground begins to freeze
Jan 11 2011 Times ahead…
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;
Jan 11 2011 “Cameras Ready ! And……Action !”
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.
Jan 6 2011 Gemini Rising
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
Dec 26 2010 My Dear Friend
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
Nov 13 2010 A Prayer
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.
May 21 2010 In Memory of Amekhala
Giribaradhari das (Smara Hari's brother): With tears in my eyes, I laugh and I cry, When I think of all you have done. This body you have lost At such a great cost, But your battle has been won.
May 16 2010 A poem to Amekhala devi
Ananta Purusottama das: The purest love in this world is from a mother Something which cannot be done any other Since our birth they just selflessly serve We can't repay, only love we can preserve
Dec 22 2009 ” Preacher”, a poem for the Christmas season
Madhavendra Puri dasa (Paris): In siddhanta vaishnava, You are Shakti-Avatara: A soul endowed with the power, To take the faith, a step further.
Parasuram and Mahamantra: Twas an evening in November, As I very well remember, I was strolling down the street in drunken pride, But my knees were all aflutter, So I landed in the gutter, And a pig came up and lay down by my side.
Oct 23 2009 A Prayer for world peace
Balaramkrishnadas: The faith, fair prayer and the love of God shattered by religious rockets and bombs The wicked commandments of those who breathe merely to slaughter the sacrificial goat, earth for exchange of heavens. For pleasure in this and the next world- strangle they the cosmic forms of life with all its beauty and sighs!
Oct 11 2009 The Fall Wind’s Message
Karnamrita das: Sitting in my chair in the forest chanting "japa", O Radhe, O Krishna! please capture my mind and heart, end my material existence pulling my attention and desires to you alone--no other interests, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare.
Aug 16 2009 All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
G S Senan: Please read the attached glorification of our Jagatguru Srila Prabhupada for his pleasure.
May 21 2009 A Soul’s Journey
Venkat: ‚ÄúAre you he or are you she?‚ÄĚ, oh c‚Äômon let it be, Don‚Äôt you surmise, don‚Äôt you guess, ‚Äėcause I‚Äôm not what you see. (1) Once in a while I change my clothes, so you can‚Äôt recognize, We could‚Äôve been friends or foes but now I‚Äôm in disguise. (2) I lived for very long once in eternal knowledge ‚Äėn‚Äô bliss, Until decided to leave home and explore this wretched abyss. (3) I wished to be like Him or above and imitate His nature, Not realizing that His love‚Äôs far greater than His stature.
May 12 2009 What is doubt, my Lord?
Chaitanya Charan: Is doubt a question, or is it the way to an answer? Or is it a dead end, along which one shouldn't venture? Is doubt the sign of a weakening faith? Or is it a higher understanding's opening gate? To slay doubt with knowledge's sword, I resolve, For study of scripture will all doubts dissolve.
Apr 29 2009 Srila Prabhupada - a poem on him
Balaramkrishnadas.jps: Predominating will there be in the coliseum, the arena of man's fight with illusion. for millennium after millennium, the sweet reverberation of sounds: "Bhaktivedanta Swami", "Srila Prabhupada". - the intellectual Iskcon- bullet bangs?
Apr 27 2009 Communion
Gokulananda das ACBSP: Who are we but mist to the sun adrift in time's shifting sands - wandering without aim in this fools' paradise our misplaced desires reaping only bitter fruits - our evanescent dreams blown to the wind our smiling gardens awash in crimson thorns...
Mar 3 2009 The Naked Form of Matter
Karnamrita das: The naked form of matter giving misery, heartbreak false promises from good advertising birth potential smiles rising up through youth education, training, titles desires to earn only for a few years...
Feb 18 2009 Yet we need them
Balaramkrishnadas.jps: Renaissance and Reformation erected the icon of liberty on the shores of the west. Hail the free human dream!
Feb 12 2009 Spiritually Miraculous and Magical
Karnamrita das: The stark reality of Kali's age wars, bodily hatred and violence poverty, starvation, new epidemics many diseases, types of slow deaths.
Karnamrita das: Uncovering the Blue Flute Player from the "Blues" My material life‚Äôs ideals‚ÄĒ to be happy and fulfilled by meaningful, loving relationships, useful work complementing my nature helpful to others, making a difference in the world.
Karnamrita das: Every step a prayer giving thanks I still walk, every breathe a question when my love will awaken? At every moment life and death are precariously balanced-- we struggle to survive another day before our body‚Äôs demise.
Jan 30 2009 Smiling Flowers
Karnamrita das: Gray winter skies frigid wet outside Archana sings prayers the fire blazes warmth. Beholding Radha Gopinatha uplifting spiritual beauties they kindly glance to bless everyone.
Jan 21 2009 May our Souls come Together to Sing and Dance
Karnamrita das: Eyes closed concentration inward, down and around the spiral staircase to the depths of my soul to find my inspiration source. It is as far as I can go through the coverings of matter, earth, water, fire, air, either-- subtle mind and intellect, then the false ego: I, me, mine.
Jan 5 2009 Lesson’s from the Aging Body
Karnamrita das: Dear God please help me Hare Krishna Hare Krishna chanting toward the wood pile. Darkness has fallen felling like a blanket making the yard small; another world existing only as far as the lights.