BOOKS of His Holiness Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami

A Poor Man Reads. Vol 2

A Poor Man Reads. Vol 2

I am writing this preface especially for readers who may come to Volume Two of A Poor Man Reads the Bhagavatam without having read the introductory material in Volume One. In Volume One, I described how I was yearning for a long-term Krsna conscious writing project. Krsna sent this project to me in answer to my prayers while visiting Vrndavana in January 1996; it is His mercy and the mercy of Srila Prabhupada…

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Given Time

Given Time

November 1, 1998
Make fun of the Bhaktivedanta Vedabase from a computer- illiterate’s point of view? As if the spiritual master can be caught in a byte. No, no, you’ll just show yourself ignorant and nonspiritual.

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A Visit to Jagannath Puri

A Visit to Jagannath Puri

An overwhelming majority of people see Lord Krsna in a relative way. Even if they acknowledge that Krsna is God, they perceive that there are many versions of God from many different cultures. For most earthlings, their cultural upbringing tells them practically nothing of Sri Krsna. For a preacher raised in the West, speaking to nondevotees, it’s hard to just ignore all this and assume that you are talking to people who accept Krsna as the summum bonum…

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A Litany For The Gone

A Litany For The Gone

A Litany For The Gone is not meant to represent ob­jective history. It is not the final word or truth on what actually happened during the years I am describing. Like all people, I have a subjective viewpoint about the events in my life, and I also had limited access to the people I have described. How could I know a person’s to­tal character? All I can describe is how each of them re­lated to me…

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One Hundred Prabhupada Poems

One Hundred Prabhupada Poems

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Please accept this or it’s worse than useless. You have given me spiritual life and so my time is yours. You want me to be happy in Krsna consciousness. You want me to spread Krsna consciousness, working with my brothers in the society for Krsna consciousness. Please accept these lines made so I can recollect you, made in separation from you. from the back of a van in Europe two…

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CC Asraya

Cc.Asraya

Writing while reading combines the potency of reading Srlla Prabhupada’s books along with the freedom and pleasure that I find in writing. Sometimes I may feel doubtful about my writing sessions because their very nature is to capture the “first thoughts” of the mind. Those first thoughts may some­ times be chaotic and not so Krsna conscious, but then I try to steer them to Krsna. I have faith in that process…

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