Jan 30 2009 Smiling Flowers
Jan 21 2009 May our Souls come Together to Sing and Dance
I know where I want to go in my head, yet part of my heart is still attached to the flesh and trying to love matter. We will see how I fare in the years to come. I will continue to explore that quest in my writings.
Jan 5 2009 Lesson’s from the Aging Body
Dec 26 2008 The Soul and Heart inside the Physical Covering
Dec 16 2008 Overcoming Familiarity by Becoming Conscious
Dec 7 2008 I Don’t Get No Respect
A famous comedian now passed on was famous for his routine that â€śI Donâ€™t get no respectâ€ť. Not getting respect means receiving disrespect. Respect is an important word, and a word with many meanings. Here is something to start on from the dictionary which I think would be useful to consider in beginning our brief discussion.
Nov 10 2008 Effective, Mature Outreach
There are different conceptions of outreach, and we may not agree with another view. I am giving one perspective here, and contrasting with what I donâ€™t feel is effective outreach.
Oct 30 2008 The Problem with the World in Two Letters: MY
Then there are the things everyone would accept are possessions. With these, we decorate our bodies, house them, and move them around. These include our clothes, jewelry, and type of living facility like house or apartment, furniture, vehicles, etc.
Oct 3 2008 The Importance of Friendship and Association
Sometimes two creepers may intertwine in such a way to also help each other grow individually upward, moving off the ground and on to a mighty oak tree where they go higher than they ever could alone and touch the stars, and beyond to Goloka.
Oct 1 2008 Intensity of Prayer
Aug 28 2008 After the Sun has set
Aug 15 2008 Remaining a Devotee Despite Obstacles and Trials
On any path there will always be ups and downs, and we have to remain steady in difficulties, reverses and successâ€”any of which could deviate us.
We donâ€™t want to preach â€śatâ€ť people, without taking the time to really know them. One emphasis doesnâ€™t fit everyone, though both perspectives are important. What about you? What do you materially love or hate? That will tell you much about your conditioned identity, and how much progress you have, or haven't made.
Jul 28 2008 Divine Change Agent
Jul 22 2008 Is Yard Work Devotional Service?
Stressing the â€śYESâ€ť aspect of Krishna consciousness was part of Prabhupadaâ€™s formula for success. He was following the recommendations of Rupa Gosvami when he first tried to awaken peoplesâ€™ attraction to Krishna through kirtana, prasadam, and talks about Krishna, and then introducing the â€śprohibitionsâ€ť and other principles.
May 13 2008 The Power of Krishna in thunder storms
Although I hope never to see up close his tornadoes which destroy our so-called security, their power also inspires me. We are so tiny amidst even a spark of his splendor. When will I stop trying to compete with him?
Apr 26 2008 Road Kill Revelation
The world we live in speaks to us loudly, boldly, in no uncertain terms, according to our interest or necessity. What we want from life we notice and pursue. Other things we rarely notice due to lack of awareness.
Apr 12 2008 A Fool for Love
Mar 31 2008 Spring has sprung
The feeling of renewal, birth, regeneration and giving to the rich tapestry of life that which they are endowed to be by their physical form. Krishna is the master composer for the unfolding of His majestic symphony of life.
Feb 25 2008 Helping Others While Working in the World
An important truth I have learned: when we remain on the fence regarding a certain decision then nothing happens. We have to make a determination, and then go forward in faith, knowing that even what appears to be a wrong decision can be a steppingstone to our correct course. Mistakes are called experience!
Feb 18 2008 Give to Live
We should think deeply about how giving is really the basis of life and will determine our future in this life and the next. Giving includes withholding where we should have given (we are then giving to our illusion, or selfishness, or negative judgment etc.)
Jan 14 2008 Which Brahma are you?
The story of Lord Brahma going to visit Krishna at Dvarka is one of my favorite stories for reminding me of my insignificance. I think of this story when I am confused with other Karnamritas. I get email for Karnamrita dasi the singer, and I get asked if I wrote the biography of Gaura-kishora das Babhaji, or other books.
Dec 30 2007 Subjective Reality in Relationships
There are different opinions regarding social issues or philosophy among devotees. Any perspective, side of an issue, or point of the Krishna conscious philosophy can be carried to an extreme in relation to others.
The word enthusiasm has its origins in Greek (en-theos, or having a god within) where it indicated someone overcome with the spirit of some god. It wasn't used then very positively. That definition is still given for the word, but in the last possible use.
Dec 5 2007 Does “zero” have any positive value?
Nowadays devotees are often involved in some type of inter religious dialog where we try to connect with different groups to promote more religious understanding and acceptance.
Another year, and what have I given back to Prabhupada and all the devotees? It is late in my life, but not too late, to become the devotee Prabhupada, our Guru Parampara, and our dear Lord envisioned for me.
Nov 6 2007 Death and dying as shown by Nirguna Prabhu
Death, and dying are events I do think about a lot more now that I am nearing 60. That is not morbid, but actually recommended, so we don't waste our life in activities that don't help us enter more deeply into our Krishna consciousness.