How a Clack-Clack and a Thud Brought My World into Focus

Naughty Krishna holding a piece of candy (photo: Jishnu Das) Have things ever gotten so bad that you wished you could really tear your hair out? Or bang-bang your head against the wall until the wall collapses? O.K. But what about finding the cloud with the silver lining? What about hearing the lark sing after … Continue reading How a Clack-Clack and a Thud Brought My World into Focus

Yes, Go Ahead and Sing the Lord’s Name in the Bathroom

Sri Chaitanya “Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna!” shouted the little children at the devotee standing in front of them. “Oh, don’t say that,” said the devotee as he put his hands over his ears. “Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna!” shouted the children in teasing defiance, louder and louder. The Devotee's Secret But the children could not imagine … Continue reading Yes, Go Ahead and Sing the Lord’s Name in the Bathroom

In Praise of Goddess Tul’si

A Poem Tul'si on the altar next to the figurine of a cow at the New Vrindaban community in West Virginia, U.S.A. Standing in back are Krishna (left) and Radha. photo: Umapati Swami Find God by worshiping a plant? Strangest idea you’ve ever heard, right? But Tulasi (often pronounced Tul'si) is not your everyday houseplant. … Continue reading In Praise of Goddess Tul’si