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Death of a Younger Father

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa Mukta Kasa Prabhu had a funny way of chanting Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. I used to tease him by getting up in his grill and intoning, “Hey ditty ditty,” as if that was what he was actually saying. […]

Doing Wants

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa Once, at Old New Vrindabana, just after the morning program, I came across Puskar who was known to me as a fabulous artist. He was sitting in the lotus position on the back of a flat bed trailer down at Bahulabhana. He was chanting quietly and his eyes were closed. […]

The Absolute Truth About Racism in Krsna Consciousness

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa This article presents practical experiences of a member of the racial minority community in Krsna Consciousness. Instead of revealing shocking narrations of racism and discrimination, you may see instead here documentation of the opposite. There is no actual racism in Krsna Consciousness because of the fundamental truth: We are not […]

Chunnchala Lights and a Dispatched Swan

By Jiva Goswami dasa After the first time I’d read the Bhagavada Gita As It Is, there was nothing logical to do but to surrender at the Temple. It was Vahna Prabhu who had introduced me to Krsna Consciousness, and I wanted to take up The Program in Columbus, where Vahna lived at the time. […]

Bhakta X and the Mudha

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa I think when there is a choice, the True Path may be known by its simplicity. You might know if you have strayed by how complicated things seem to be getting. It was the start of one of those most beautiful days at Old New Vrindabana. The Morning Program had […]

Water with Tears

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa At Old New Vrindabana, posing the classic and needful inquiries “Who am I? What is my purpose? Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?” brought fast and accurate answers. I’ll always remember and tell the way I wondered about the goat which clambered all over in the general […]

New Vrindabana Gift in Time

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa Up at the Palace, I once asked for a chance to do something physical there. It was during The Construction. My Service was more in Madhava Ghosh’s (All Transcendental) Logistics Department. It was said that I was not “properly situated in Construction.” Like so many other things at New Vrindabana […]

Way Down Beneath the Ocean

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa My body lies under the ocean Far under the Causal Blue Sea My body lies under the ocean Oh send forth my body from me What is this all about? As each successive material endeavor dashes upon the rocks, you’d think I’d finally give up gladly. I don’t pray for […]

Lokavarnatamma Prabhu and the Power of Persuasion

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa Different Devotees manifest different miraculous potencies. Devotees who exhibit yoga seem to me either not aware You are flying, floating, appearing in more than one place simultaneously, or You take it as normal behavior. An example of this latter circumstance is the gift of superb Powers of Persuasion, regularly manifested […]

Business and Pleasure

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare! Generally, my course on the town run took me from Moundsville to Wheeling and then back through Bethlehem to State Route 88, or the other way, from Wheeling to Moundsville with a return up […]