Category: Fiction

Stowies

Stowies

There are many stories frightening and fatal relating to stowaways, but I will tell you the one that scared me most, because it involved personal friends, a married couple. The husband is a respectable gentleman, but his beautiful and delicate wife lacked proper immigration papers, so he placed her in the trunk…

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Stories of Devotion

Stories of Devotion

In the Introduction to Nimai dasa and the Mouse, I justified the use of fiction in Krsna conscious literature, as long as the Vaisnava parampara is kept intact, and the «rasa,» or devotional mood is in order. I do not want to repeat all that here, but I would like to at least ease my readers and myself into the present story. It employs fiction based on the facts of the Seventh Canto of Srirnad- Bhagavatam…

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Pada Yatra

Pada Yatra

I have not read this book by Satsvarooper Bejam- mer, but I expect it will be good. He’s an old hand at this stuff. I heard his premise was to follow Bhakti- marga Swami’s example, who’s walking across Canada chanting sixty-four rounds a day to celebrate His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s centennial (1896-1996)…

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Nimais Detour

Nimais Detour

My name is Nimai dasa brahmacarl and I was written up in the book Nimai dasa and the Mouse, which told about my friendship with three devotees in mice bodies. I was with them for six months until I left them in Guyana. Now my Gurudeva has asked me to write my own account about the stuff that has happened to me in the last six months ending with my coming to be his servant. (Mercy!) Gurudeva thought that if I write down exactly what happened I’ll be better able to see where…

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Nimai dasa and the Mouse

Nimai dasa and the Mouse

Fiction is something new to the members of the International Society for Krsna Consciousness, but there are precedents in the Vaisnava sampradaya. The most significant modern example is Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s novel, Jaiva Dharma, which some consider to be also his masterpiece of philosophical dissertation. Sanatana Gosvaml’s great work Sri Brhad- bhagavatamrtam is also Krsna conscious philosophy expressed in novel form…

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Gurudeva and Nimai

Gurudeva and Nimai

My spiritual master, Gauracandra dasa Swami, is a follower of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktisiddhanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krsna Consciousness. This story is about our struggle for survival when we were stranded in the Canadian mountains, and when we were also fighting for spiritual truth. My Gurudeva asked me to tell about the ordeal he and I went through, even though it includes some offensive mentality…

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Chotas Way

Chotas Way

At the edge of a palm tree jungle, in a large open tent, three hundred mice and a few crows sat together to honor Chota dasa on the occasion of his fourth birthday. They had erected a temporary altar with pictures of Srila Prabhupada, Lord Caitanya, Lord Nityananda, and Radha-Krsna. Chota sat to the left of this altar facing the audience, while a young field mouse stood making a speech…

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