Shhh It’s A Secret!

Yesterday I set up a little kirtan spot at the Temple University in Philly and chanted for a couple of hours.

Maybe about a year ago we met Julie here on campus. Now Philip bumped into her again and she came and rocked out with her mridanga drum. She’s one blissful girl I tell ya!

Students came over to pick up magazines, books and ask questions. At one point I ran out of philosophy and when someone asked, “What’s happening, what are you guys doing?” I was like, well, we’re just singing these blissful songs, that’s what’s happening :)

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From Misery to Purity by Thinking of Krishna

A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA – The question is asked, “Why Krishna created this material energy which is so miserable condition?” Duhkhalayam asasvatam. So it is not Krishna willingly created. But He gave the chance to the living entities who forgot Krishna. He forgot Krishna’s service and wanted to enjoy this material world. Indriya-pritaye. Nunam pramattah kurute vikarma. Here they are doing just against the law, kurute vikarma. Karma, vikarma, and akarma.

So we have very good experience, especially in big, big cities. People, just to get money they are doing so many unlawful activities, vikarma. That is vikarma. They know that “If I do this, it is punishable by law,” but still, for getting money they do that. That is the nature of this material world. For sense gratification one can do anything, risking life also. The thief is stealing stealthily, hiding and risking life to get some money. Why money? The money will supply his sense gratification.

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Truth About Aryan Invasion, and Lots of Other Interesting Stuff

We have spent the past few days in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and have met tons of inspiring, thoughtful and cool people here. Will write more about that in a day or two when I get some pics to show you.

How to Meet Krishna Face to Face

A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA – Just like we are meeting in this meeting face-to-face, similarly, you can also meet the Supreme Personality of Godhead face-to-face, but you have to be qualified for that purpose. If you want to understand Krishna in His impersonal Brahman feature, there is risk also. I will explain that. The Brahman feature is impersonal.

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Shiva, the Auspicious One

Today is Shiva-ratri, a special day to remember Shiva. In the Vaishnava tradition, which is what I follow, Shiva is appreciated as one of the foremost devotees of Vishnu or Krishna.

Shiva has many names but one of them (and my favorite) is Nataraja, the cosmic dancer. Literally nataraja means ‘the king of dance’. Under the supervision and maintenance of Vishnu, Brahma cyclically creates the material universe and Shiva destroys it. That is Shiva’s service.

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Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare  ॐ हरे कृष्णा हरे कृष्णा कृष्णा कृष्णा हरे हरे। हरे रामा हरे रामा रामा रामा हरे हरे॥ ॐ