Naughty Krishna holding a piece of candy (photo: Jishnu Das) Note: This article was meant for the yearly book of tributes by the disciples of my spiritual master, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. But somehow it got overlooked by the editors and didn’t make it into the book, so I am posting it here. 500 … Continue reading The Gift of Remembrance
Naughty Krishna holding a piece of candy (photo: Jishnu Das) Been thinking a lot about parrots lately. Why? Don’t know. But wait. I’m supposed to meditate on Krishna. Surely, nothing spiritual comes from thinking about parrots, right? Maybe I like their bright eyes and their raspy voices and the funny ways they combine words. But … Continue reading A Parrot’s-Eye View
Did you know you have two bodies?
Last August 28 we celebrated the 125th anniversary of the birth in this world of my spiritual master. We sang and danced and worshiped him with flower petals. I have written this article as a tribute to the great teacher who has shown to me and thousands of others the perfection of life. In this … Continue reading A Tribute to a Great Soul
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
And what’s my secret? It’s Krishna.
Are you fed up with all the little caesars trying to take over the world today? I sure am. But don’t give up hope. Read on to find out how the most horrible tyrant in the universe ended up getting his guts ripped out... and by God himself. Hiranya Kashipu was the tyrant's name. He … Continue reading The Tyrant Who Got His Guts Ripped Out by God
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
Remember that tricky, sneaky old question, Can God make a stone so heavy he can’t lift it? Here’s the answer.
A Poem Mother Ganga: Pilgrims bathing in the Ganges in Mayapur, India (photo: Umapati Swami) Gaur Hari, (the Golden Lord) is Lord Krishna as he appeared in this world a second time, but this time his bodily complexion like molten gold. His advent, 500 years ago, along with an expansion of his own self known … Continue reading A Million Moons above the Sea