OM TAT SAT

Peace, Travel & Hare Krishna

“Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty; but learn to be happy alone.”

– Saul Bellow, Ravelstein (via observando)

Going back to India for Kartik..

I bought my ticket yesteday and literally cried. Words can’t express how I feel to even have that chance to step back in the Dham.

Today, has been a hard day. So many things are agitating my mind. I can no longer sit here and pretend that I can get away with being in maya. Life is not the same with out the association of devotees. and not just devotees but pure devotees.  I continue to pray that Krishna and all of our previous acaryas can bestow upon me mercy that I may be sincere. I see so many people sleeping in the map of maya. Mixing bhakti with karma and jñana I don’t want that. I want pure bhakti. I want pure hari-katha. I want pure sadhu-sanga. All I can do is beg and be greedy for it.

So many thoughts run in mind. Alone as usual, living in Ecuador. Learning so much about the world that surrounds me. I am not meant to be here. I am not meant to suffer but yet I find my self in a dream world. Nothing is real but yet its my reality.

I can only hope that Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev hear this fallen condition soul and guide me to guru and pure hari-katha.

I just want to purify my entire existence, is that to much to ask for?

belovedindia:

aho bhagyam aho bhagyam nanda-gopa-vrajaukasam yan-mitram paramanandam purnam brahma sanatanam
[“How greatly fortunate are Nanda Maharaja, the cowherd men and all the other inhabitants of Vrajabhumi! There is no limit to their good fortune, because the Absolute Truth, the source of transcendental bliss, the eternal Supreme Brahman, has become their friend.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.32).]

belovedindia:

aho bhagyam aho bhagyam
nanda-gopa-vrajaukasam
yan-mitram paramanandam
purnam brahma sanatanam

[“How greatly fortunate are Nanda Maharaja, the cowherd men and all the other inhabitants of Vrajabhumi! There is no limit to their good fortune, because the Absolute Truth, the source of transcendental bliss, the eternal Supreme Brahman, has become their friend.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.32).]

New outfit from Vrindavan, brought back from my beautiful didi Lalita Priya!! Jai Gaura-Nitai!

New outfit from Vrindavan, brought back from my beautiful didi Lalita Priya!! Jai Gaura-Nitai!

A little glimpse to my trip in Mexico City and Tepoztlan, Mexico! I was only their for 6 days with one of my best friends and BV Damodar Maharaj for a retreat but I have to say one of the most blissful experiences in my life. Hari Katha, Harinam, & sadhu sanga all dayyyy!! Can’t wait to reunite in Vrindavan for Kartik!!

p.s. We did a nice walk up to the pyramid in Tepoztlan ! Tough hike but fun!!

jessica-zanello:

1. O devotees of Lord Gaura and Lord Govinda, O rasikas, please hear of the Supreme Lord who is Lord Vishnu and Lord Maha-Vishnu. His toenails are the abode of the Brahman effulgence. He is the life’s breath of the sages and demigods.
2. Externally His complexion is fair. In His heart His complexion is different. His external complexion glistens with the color of Shri Radha’s limbs. He enjoys pastimes on a thousand-petal lotus, a lotus with four gates.
3. His abodes are Goloka, Vaikuntha, and Shvetadvipa. Any single one of His names is a shoreless ocean of bliss. He is Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna, and Aniruddha, who have abodes in the four directions.
4. Reclining on the lap of a snake king floating on the ocean of milk, He enjoys pastimes of mystic sleep. That snake king is the origin of all avataras. He is the master of Shvetadvipa. He is Lord Ananta-Nityananda.
5. With thousands and thousands of forked tongues moving in thousands of thousands of mouths, Lord Ananta-Nityananda chants the glories of Lord Gaurachandra. Goddess Maha-Lakshmi places Lord Vishnu-Gaurachandra’s feet on her chest.
6. On each of Lord Ananta-Nityananda’s thousands of hoods rests a jewel crown. His white body glistens with many colors. How many associates has Lord Vishnu-Gaurachandra? Sanaka-kumara, Sanat-kumara, and a host of sages and demigods joyfully glorify Him with prayers.
7. How many Brahmas are born from each one of His body’s pores? Each Brahma begets a great variety of creatures. Ramacandra and the other avataras are all His plenary parts. They are the rulers of the universes.
8. In this way Lord Vishnu-Gaurachandra enjoys pastimes without end. How many worlds of maya does He create? His eyes are quivers filled with sidelong-glance arrows aimed at Shri Radha. Above the material world is His spiritual abode, which bears the name Shri Vrindavana. Thus the devotee who bears the name Vrindavana dasa sings His glories.
Dhanashi Raga -Vrindavana Dasa

jessica-zanello:

1. O devotees of Lord Gaura and Lord Govinda, O rasikas, please hear of the Supreme Lord who is Lord Vishnu and Lord Maha-Vishnu. His toenails are the abode of the Brahman effulgence. He is the life’s breath of the sages and demigods.

2. Externally His complexion is fair. In His heart His complexion is different. His external complexion glistens with the color of Shri Radha’s limbs. He enjoys pastimes on a thousand-petal lotus, a lotus with four gates.

3. His abodes are Goloka, Vaikuntha, and Shvetadvipa. Any single one of His names is a shoreless ocean of bliss. He is Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna, and Aniruddha, who have abodes in the four directions.

4. Reclining on the lap of a snake king floating on the ocean of milk, He enjoys pastimes of mystic sleep. That snake king is the origin of all avataras. He is the master of Shvetadvipa. He is Lord Ananta-Nityananda.

5. With thousands and thousands of forked tongues moving in thousands of thousands of mouths, Lord Ananta-Nityananda chants the glories of Lord Gaurachandra. Goddess Maha-Lakshmi places Lord Vishnu-Gaurachandra’s feet on her chest.

6. On each of Lord Ananta-Nityananda’s thousands of hoods rests a jewel crown. His white body glistens with many colors. How many associates has Lord Vishnu-Gaurachandra? Sanaka-kumara, Sanat-kumara, and a host of sages and demigods joyfully glorify Him with prayers.

7. How many Brahmas are born from each one of His body’s pores? Each Brahma begets a great variety of creatures. Ramacandra and the other avataras are all His plenary parts. They are the rulers of the universes.

8. In this way Lord Vishnu-Gaurachandra enjoys pastimes without end. How many worlds of maya does He create? His eyes are quivers filled with sidelong-glance arrows aimed at Shri Radha. Above the material world is His spiritual abode, which bears the name Shri Vrindavana. Thus the devotee who bears the name Vrindavana dasa sings His glories.

Dhanashi Raga
-Vrindavana Dasa