Devotees are the friendliest people…


I spent some quality time with a new friend in New Vrindaban today. It is amazing how Krsna sends just what I need when I need it. One unique aspect of devotees is the way that they immediately have so much in common and can share even the most intimate aspects of their lives. Having loving exchanges is so important to our spiritual lives and I want to thank you all for sharing with me and helping me to settle into the community.

So… I was driving with my new friend up to see His Holiness Varsana Swami’s spiritual retreat and they turned to me and said, “don’t worry, I’m very good at confidentiality.” I replied, “I questioned that when we first started talking, but then I realized… If you do me wrong, you did me right.” We laughed and they said, “Now that’s a song!.”

Nothing compares to Krishna’s devotees. May I always remain in your association, friends of New Vrindaban.

I attended the full morning program today and chanting a majority of my rounds before Bhagavatam class. And what a Class it was! I’m in the process of putting back together so that site may be a bit off currently. If you see any area that needs work or some links down it’s because I could only recover an old version of our home page. Hopefully it will be back to normal tomorrow. I also spent time compiling the notes I gathered after speaking to you all, in an effort to get an overview of the community. I’m getting quite a history lesson. Office hours will soon be posted on my door and on this site as well as a service description.

Last night I had a wonderful encounter with some of our guests and sent them off with a couple of cds containing a transcendental media pack, which my friend, Bhakta Guido (Kansas City) put together. I also was graced with the opportunity to give a Bhagavad-gita class last night and spoke on the three valid processes of attaining knowledge as explained by Srila Jiva Goswami: pratyaksa – sense perception, anumana – following the mind (mental speculation), and Sabda – hearing. At the beginning of the 7th Chapter Lord Krsna says, “now hear from me.” I pray that I can hear this apauruseya (nonhuman) message and be awarded the opportunity to be…

Your Servant,
Arya Siddhanta dasa

P.S. This time I used photoshop to replace the saffron with white. Interesting effect 🙂

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