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Monsoon Parade—Queens

The consolidated city of New York comprises five boroughs (each a county): Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island. Among these, the borough of Queens is blessed with The Kṛṣṇa-Balarāma Mandir, which stands in the neighborhood of Richmond Hill. … Continue reading

A Table of the Modes: The Remedy for Cluelessness

Clueless? Indeed. As the bard of my generation once lamented: You’ve been with the professors And they’ve all liked your looks With great lawyers you have Discussed lepers and crooks You’ve been through all of F.

A Short Letter to Śrīla Prabhupāda

My dear Śrīla Prabhupāda, Please accept my most fallen dandavats at your feet. For twelve extraordinary years you crossed and re-crossed the world, sowing the seeds of love of Krishna. Who can actually know the extent of your work? Wherever … Continue reading

Texas Retreat

How did this happen? Two weeks in Montgomery, Texas, alleged “birthplace of the Texas flag!” In June! How did I end up here! Yet not untypical, somehow, of the crowd of unexpected events that render the adventure of spiritual life … Continue reading

THEATRE OF THE MODES

Feature 1: Modes of Combat Feature 2: Passion to Misery to Goodness—A Drama

Part II—Contented, Tormented, Demented: The Economy in Three Modes

Knowledge of the three modes (guṇa-traya) proves to be fruitful on a variety of levels. The principles that offer insight into the working of individuals also illuminate the characteristics of entire cultures or civilizations.

Contented, Tormented, Demented—The Economy in Three Modes

“The Economy Is Still at the Brink,” warns Sandy Lewis and William Cohan in a full-page op-ed piece in the Sunday Times of June 7. With the coverage and mayhem of a shotgun blast, the authors let loose at the … Continue reading

Honest Happiness

Last Saturday afternoon at the Krishna-Balarama Mandir in Queens, NY, toward the end of conducting a workshop in chanting (japa-yoga), I felt thankful—as indeed I had on similar occasions—to be able to present the participants with the kind and reassuring … Continue reading

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