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
And the first light in the universe? Guess again, my dear astronomer. It’s the sun.
Oh please, dear Krishna, take me to your home
"Those who are not situated in self-realization cannot see what is taking place, though they may try."
A Poem Back home: A wild parrot in Mayapur, India. The poem is about a fly, but I thought this pretty little bird would be nicer to look at than some awful bug. I’ve never heard one of these parrots talk, but people say they can be taught to. (photo: Umapati Swami) Why I wrote … Continue reading A Song for the Little Fly
A Poem Krishna's land: Kusum Sarovara, Vrindaban, India photo: Rasacharya Das Note: On a mobile phone, this poem is best viewed by holding the phone sideways. Life Unending The soul lives on forever, so we know. It's nice to think that I will never die. Forevermore, I've countless lives to go. I'll never have to … Continue reading Don’t Tell Yourself Goodbye
What we see as growth, then, is an ongoing change of bodies, similar to death and rebirth.
As the soul is to the body so the sun is to the universe.
“Among the stars I am the moon.”
"A little advancement on this path can save one from the greatest fear.” — Bhagavad Gita