• Janardana’s Blissful Kirtana

    If 10,000 suns were to rise simultaneously in your heart, I reckon it might sound something like this: Janardan Kewin – Hare Krishna Maha Mantra recorded by ::: go-run-gaa-!! ::: Productions These recordings are from the 12 hour Kirtan hosted by ISKCON New Govardhana, Australia on the 25th of July 2010, organized by Krishapada Dasa […]

  • Real Renunciation

    There is a nice story from the Sri Sampradaya where Ramanuja Acarya grew tired of hearing his celibate brahmacari and sannyasa students squabble over little things like who accidentally put on someone else’s cloth, who had another person’s lota, etc … They would also constantly deride Ramanuja’s householder disciples as being materially bewildered and lacking […]

  • Be Satisfied With What You Have

    Bali Mahārāja said to Lord Vāmanadeva: O son of a brāhmaṇa, Your instructions are as good as those of learned and elderly persons. Nonetheless, You are a boy, and Your intelligence is insufficient. Thus You are not very prudent in regard to Your self-interest. I am able to give You an entire island because I […]

  • Sri Nrisimha Maha-mantra

    ugram viram maha-vishnumjvalantam sarvato mukhamnrisimham bhishanam bhadrammrityur mrityum namamy aham “I bow down to Lord Narasimha who is ferocious and heroic like Lord Vishnu. He is burning from every side. He is terrific, auspicious and the death of death personified.”

  • Hide Your Guru

    This article, written by Madhavananda Dasa, appeared in issue number 17 of Sri Krishna Kathamrita Bindu. In Hari-bhakti-vilasa, verse 2.147, Srila Sanatan Goswami quotes Sammohana-tantra: gopayed devatam istam gopayed gurum atmanah gopayec ca nijam mantram gopayen nija-malikam One should hide one’s ista-deva, one should hide one’s guru, one should hide one’s mantra, and one should […]

  • Bhaja Hu Re Mana

    Bhaja Hu Re Mana This recording of Bhaja Hu Re Mana (“Oh Mind, Please Worship Nanda Nandana”), is a traditional Gaudiya bhajan originally written by Govinda Dasa Kaviraja at some time in the late 17th century. Traditionally it is sung in Raga Bhairavi in Tintal but here is a contemporary version. Arrangement: Mohini Murti Devi […]

  • You Know You are Gurukuli When ….

    I’m not a Gurukuli but I have 3 kids who are or will be. Some of these are hilarious …. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=119418038078638

  • The Glory of Mothers

    This list of quotations was compiled by Sriman Madhavananda Prabhu in his Krishna Kathamrita Bindu magazine. mātar ity eva śabdena yām ca sambhasate narah sā mātr-tulyā satyena dharmah sāksī satām api If a man addresses someone as “mother”, dharma has witnessed that statement. In truth, she is the same as his mother. — Brahma-vaivarta Purāna […]

  • The Misuse of Free Speech and How I Try to Tolerate It

    Lately it seems as if this blog has attracted comments from some folks with some far out views. I’m not surprised as this has been a consistent thread in my life (offline and online) for the last 20 years at least. I’m not going to delete them in the interest of letting people say what […]

  • Presumptuous Bullet Point Analysis (Yuck!) and the Power of “Waffling On”

    “It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control. Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.” – ARMY BRIG. GEN. H. R. McMASTER, on the growing use of PowerPoint presentations among military commanders. (From the article ”We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint” – New York […]

  • Govinda Jaya Jaya

  • Lewd Experience on the Beach

    To whom it may concern: Today my wife took our two small children to the beach near Byron Bay. Upon return, she reported to me her unsavory experience of having to witness two undressed men walk past her and the kids on the beach as well as another barely dressed man. According to her, one […]

  • Drift Away …

    Krishna is the ability in man.

  • Cayenne and Your Heart

    Here’s something simple that you can do to increase health for yourself and your loved ones. Use a bit of cayenne in your cooking. Many herbalists believe that Cayenne is the most useful and valuable herb in the herb kingdom, not only for the entire digestive system, but also for the heart and circulatory system. […]

  • You may be a Hare Krishna fanatic if …

    You may be a Hare Krishna fanatic if … you refuse to eat your kid's birthday cake because he blew out the candles and may have muchified the top layer with tiny kiddie spittles. On the other hand … You may be a Hare Krishna fanatic if … you'd fight with someone over who gets […]