quick question: how does the old lady who ask lord vishnu to put her load back on her weak back fit into third verse of siksastaka of unalloyed devotional service [not to judge a book by the cover] ?
and on fifth verse: how do we chant HK, in what mood [candravali says: i am krishna's and radharani: krishna is mine],
...that so called prodigious creature, said to posses the keys of nostradamus, was a gloomy character, enveloped in sad aura, with an psycho look that seemed to know what there was on the other side of things.
...always didactic and always going into a learned exposition of the diabolical properties of everything. lord have mercy.
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|Consumerism vs Sustainability Pt 1/2 |
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...more and more blog confesions spring from the inbox ocean, where all devoties feel like sharks [gliding with ease].
small fishes still get confused in their incoming correspondence about how in vedic [or any high] culture women are to be deeply respected and yet not to be trusted [all my mothers i love you dearly !], and how shridhar swami coments on lust in b.gita as something to be terminated [killed] and srila prabhupada in his comentaries rather turnes [transformes] it to love.
same difference ?
well, only few idiosyncrasies of any conditioned soul should't make me go into all this character reference and unhealthy assesments. not many people can say "i don't know" and many are therefore breaking the principles.
shall i continue or mind my own business ?
how about both. sp: our men/woman should be independently thoughtful, not bureaucratic.
disappearance day of one's teacher is time when we reflect on our commitments and hopefully realize how our memories and reflections on the mercy we recived are entirely incomplete, regardless of how much we share. we can only pray to be accepted, so our limited efforts are not futile.
as a fierce fighter hh bhakti tirtha maharaja had both: clearity of thought and intensity of emotion towards his teachers...
fully inextasycated [politicly much more corect than "intoxicated"] with love for "even" rocks, lord's earthly manifestation as giriraja govardhana. his holiness is still bloom, as we speak...
chant and chill !
so far it has been few encounters with these texas creatures, not as poisonous as mexican ones [that kill on the spot]. indoor encounters are always less pleasant, especially few hours before you are ready to take rest at night.
what i recently expiriance is a painfull bite of another kind, when i realized that all my art work from the times of studing art and art conservation has been lost. the story goes 10 yrs back when i was leaving croatia, leaving my entire portfolio in the house of a friend of mine. big format drawings and paintings, small format drawing studies, ink sketches, renaissance reproductions, comics etc. it's a big blow, especialy if you were planing to plug in on your local art scene.
solace one: if circumstances doesn't brake you they may make you stronger if they don't criple you. regardless of what the odds are it is a liberating expiriance after all.
like a real monks that spend wast amounts of time in mandala and zen garden forms, but all gets swept away with few strokes of broom/rake/time.
solace two: words of gita [too many to mention],
and something i red many times, but now could become the intro for a coming graphic novel about lock and load era, not at all religious one:
We must know the present need of human society. And what is that need? Human society is no longer bounded by geographical limits to particular countries or communities. Human society is broader than in the Middle Ages, and the world tendency is toward one state or one human society. The ideals of spiritual communism, according to Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, are based more or less on the oneness of the entire human society, nay, of the entire energy of living beings. The need is felt by great thinkers to make this a successful ideology. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam will fill this need in human society. It begins, therefore, with the aphorism of Vedānta philosophy janmādy asya yataḥ [SB 1.1.1] to establish the ideal of a common cause.
Human society, at the present moment, is not in the darkness of oblivion. It has made rapid progress in the field of material comforts, education and economic development throughout the entire world. But there is a pinprick somewhere in the social body at large, and therefore there are large-scale quarrels, even over less important issues. There is need of a clue as to how humanity can become one in peace, friendship and prosperity with a common cause. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam will fill this need, for it is a cultural presentation for the respiritualization of the entire human society.
there are many placebo attempts that cheapen our most intimate desires to feel genuinely contempt.
this is not one of them.
visiting friends [sp's less known pioneers in latin america] for a game was random.
additional photo story may help to segue. it's more than just about appriciation, and this sanga brought about that crucial memory of life - when the loved ones are taken away, much more is given [stored in the link below]
pushpa samadhi foto story is always surfacing in times of meeting sp desciples i never met before. [we missed rohini suta prabhu that day]. all of them happy to remember ghanashyama db. and his impact in a most unassuming ways. same happened in california or anywhere i go.
i pray to follow those guardians who keep away affliction of mat. fever, as our previous acaryas did:
"If the wind of indiscretion—my failure to acknowledge my lowly position—threatens to knock me down, then while writing this I must hold on to the effulgent pillars of the feet of guru and gauranga"
[srila vishvanath cakravarti thakur's intro to 10th canto commentary]
kirtaniya sada hari...that's what they are - spontaneous kirtaniyas.
here is few additional fotos of hhgps:
i just realized my blood suger is low 68 and her burfies
are just something else, so i can't go wrong. can i ?
if you order some you will see. sanatan and i had so much fun with kids...
and if you look closer you will find at the base of their lordships radha damodar engraved: radha-ji and krishna-ji. "where is that blue boy gone" hint is however in one other corner.
while preaching we been shooting ourself in the foot for a while, oblivious of people's needs, cought up in dilema of manic street preachers vs biohazard [bad sanga]
on harinam: pople remark less or not at all with: "...get a job" one, since everyone strugless. ironicly, krishna has leveled the ground, so people can get a real and most important job: take care of our wellbeing.
in the western world image is everything and muti-milion dolar corporate face-lifts are part of daily life, where change is in ongoing flux.
drive a change, before you have to.
it is a job that will take you from being embarasinng polution fiasko to green busness leader.
this image surgery requires a lot of commitment...
today when consumers attention is migrating to social-networking sites, online news and info, virtual communities etc. that is proven more than ever before, demanding more one-on-one, personal approach.
you will find out more truth on blogs than anywhere else. let the community do the talking, don't flood them with your logos and promos. it's less and less about propaganda and more and more what works for all in long term.
however, this shift in power dynamics is not effecting our commercial objectives that are ever present and seen in microsites [that is more efficient way of comunicating them].
"...We are not Salvationists, we do not want to just give assistance and love only to those of our same faith. We don’t want to be that pseudo spiritualist who just wants to facilitate their own kind. We want to be active agents for global consciousness raising. I love you all and will find even more ways to show it after I leave this body." [hhbts in his last letter]
see you next year.
Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas attributes this story to his preacher father's experiences in Washington State:
"In 1904, when we lived in Cleveland (Washington State), it was a lively
village of a hundred or more inhabitants. There was a church and school, a
post office, stores, and several boarding houses. A half-dozen miles to
the south was a small settlement appropriately called Dot. Three miles to
the east was the town of Bickleton. Father had the pastorate at each of
these three places, riding to preach in each at least once a week, and
preaching in two churches every Sunday, a physically arduous routine.
Bickleton is still a small, thriving trading center for farmers. Dot today
is hardly identifiable. In those days it had only a church, a simple
one-room building where father held a Thursday night service for people
from the outlying ranches. His first service at Dot was disappointing, as
only one man appeared. Father waited awhile but no one else showed up, so
he opened the service with a prayer and a hymn. Then addressing the lone
man in the audience, he said, " Since there are only two of us present, I
wonder if I should continue the service or wait another week until word of
my arrival gets around." The man arose and said, "Reverend Douglas, I'm
not a preacher, only a cowboy. All I know is this: if I had forty horses
and a load of hay and went out to feed them and could find only one horse,
I don't think I'd let that one horse go hungry."
Father got the message and settled down to an hour-long sermon. When the
service was over and he shook hands with the lone member of the audience at
the front door, he asked, "How did it go?" The man replied, "Reverend
Douglas, as I said, I'm only a cowboy. But if I had forty horses to feed
and went out looking for them with a load of hay and found only one horse,
I don't think I'd give the whole load to that one horse."
from "Go East, Young Man"
by William O. Douglas
...distributing sp's books is always fun, since it brings relief from everything else.
“anyone…who is earnestly serious in heart & soul about being in intimate touch with the Personality of Godhead in the relationship of transcendental loving service will always be infallible in words & action…a grain of devotion is more valuable than tons of faithlessness”
– Srimad Bhagavatam ppt 2.6.34