I am dying---
are you sad?
Why is God doing this to me?—of all people
Come on, Really!!!
After all, I am a good person----not perfect mind you--but compared to those really bad people harming and killing others, and ruining the environment I am a good person.
I deserve a little credit, you know?
And why are so many bad people doing so well??....and I condemned
A Krishna.com friend asked me how to observe Lord Nrisimhadeva's appearance day at home. Although the day has come, here are some suggestions that can be applied for any of the Lord's appearance days.
For today you can read about his lila in the Srimad Bhagavatam, or other books about him if you have them. (There are articles on Krishna.com from BTG ).
You can chant prayers to him from Vaishnava song books (available on Krishna.com), and others in scripture, and sing Hare Krishna kirtana and...
Sat, 05/03/2008 - 20:32 — NityānandaChandra
A day before Dallas Ratha Yatra and everyone is in ecstatic preparation for the Lord festival. The Lord kindly gives His appearance prior to his debut Chariot festival. Pritha was peeling potatoes for tomorrows feast and while blissfully engaging in that seva she discover the smiling face of Lord Jagannatha. My hope is that He will soon also appear in my heart. Hare Krishna Your humble servant, Nityananda Chandra Das
Sometimes it is said that “beauty is only ‘skin deep’”. One meaning of this expression is that we are attracted to the outward beauty of the body without understanding its' inner components and that it covers the soul or the true beauty within. When the inside of the body---“blood and guts”---becomes visible, the soul remembers that the person or creature is not their body.
The world we live in speaks to us loudly, boldly, in no uncertain terms, according to our interest or necessity. What we...
Is it really so surprising
that anyone--even a senior--
would be a fool
for love and intimacy?
So many are affected
by the lure of infatuated love,
the need to be understood, appreciated
and accepted by a dear friend.
Whenever I hear or
make a criticism, I know
what I see is also
within me, at least potentially.
Criticizing another is
putting my self above them,
forgetting my own defects
Sometimes the loudest judgment
arises from hidden secrets
of those with similar...
Working is a mixed blessing,
though it is true
that I needed to be
People bring me joy
to meet, serve, and
share hope, with
my attempt at useful wisdom.
I meet seekers and
just plain shoppers,
and being paid
is a kind of freedom.
Energy to travel
just to live.
I can have a garden.
Yet I am busier
than I would like
which makes life
whoosh by so fast.
Usually it is either
time or money
and rarely both,
though it's possible.
Thu, 04/03/2008 - 21:11 — NityānandaChandra
100,000 cheer on the Hare Krishna devotees as we parade down Greenville Ave. Our 3rd year participation in Dallas’ annual St. Patrick’s day parade was fantastic. The amount of devotees participating had multiplied each year. This year by the grace of the Lord and many of his dear devotees, such as Chaitanya Chandra Prabhu every one was graced with a beautiful float of Lord Jagannatha. All the youth headed by GopiKrishna’s crew baked up together about...
A gradual process through many forms
of giving to others and Krishna,
by intense mantra of japa and group singing,
associating with saints, endeavoring for pure love.
I don't know if all my writing here have been or are appropriate for this site, since it is often very personal---maybe too personal for some---and perhaps not so relevant as other posts are here to those new to the path of Bhakti. One thing it should say though is that this path once embraced is for the long haul of our life, and...
On my way to and from the Northern California Redwoods, I stopped in San Francisco, which is basically my hometown. I spent 14 years of my life there. In general I don’t feel particularly nostalgic for this town I grew up in, though I do have a fascination for my past. Why? I see how it has shaped me psychologically and the negative feelings and resentments from my childhood have caused me quite a bit of difficulty in my spiritual practice. It is a two edged sword, first helping me come to...
Living in the country has really made the seasons much more alive for me. Yet this year in particular I have become powerfully aware of the deep feeling of spring. For this whole month there has been a perceivable change in the earth that I felt---a kind of knowing from a feeling level. The loud and excited chirping of the birds is an obvious physical and observable sign that something big is changing.
What is new for me this year is that I could almost "hear" the earth's excitement, like...