Wednesday, May 17, 2006

KC Links

I would like to keep updating the listo'links (at right), but there is so much shtuff out there that it's hard to keep up. I'm sure I'll keep adding notweorthy blogs from time to time, but resources and other links are just too numerous to include all of them. is a fantastic solution. The geek in me loves this site, and the hyper-organized freak craves the utility. A couple days ago I started a page there to track Krishna conscious websites, articles, video, audio, etc. Take a look, and let me know if there's something I'm missing.

I would be seriously remiss if I didn't mention that most of this good stuff comes my way through the websearch-shakti of Bhaktin Jenn. Thanks!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

If I Were Sincere...

Once again, I'm making my way through Sacinandana Swami's book, The Nectarean Ocean of the Holy Name. In his discussion of the eighth offense ("To consider the chanting of Hare Krishna to be one of the asupicious ritualistic activities...") Sacinandana Maharaja includes the following quote from Harinama-Cintamani. It is a prayer that Haridasa Thakur offers to Lord Caitanya.
My dear Lord, my thoughts and my intellect are thoroughly mundane: therefore I simply mouth the names of the Lord. I am too unfortunate to experience the transcendental touchstone qualities of the holy name. O Lord, I beg you to please appear as the holy name and dance on my tongue. I fall at Your lotus feet and pray. If You like, You can keep me in this material world and deprive me of the spiritual sky; whatever You desire, You are free to fulfill. But please let me taste the divine nectar of Krishna's holy name. You have incarnated amongst the jivas to distribute the holy name, so kindly also consider me, an insignificant jiva. I am a fallen soul and you are the savior of the fallen. Let this be our relationship. O savior, on the strength of this relationship, I am begging from You the nectar of the holy name.
*The fantastic picture above is from Madhva Muni's flickr account. There are many beautiful pictures there.

Friday, May 05, 2006

#24 Kavi - A Devotee Is A Poet

"One may serve his country, people and society, the varnasrama-dharma system, the sick, the poor, the rich, the women, the demigods, and so on. All this service comes under the heading of sense gratification, or enjoyment in the material world. It is most unfortunate that people are more or less attracted by such material activity and that the leaders of these activities are accepted as mahajanas, great ideal leaders. Actually they are only misleaders, but an ordinary man can not understand how he is being misled."
[Cc. Madhya 17.186 - purport]