About me

I’m a servant of Lord Chaitanya. I might be twenty, thirty or fifty generations removed from Him and I am extremely fallen but I have no other identity.

By His grace I was once engaged in the service to His book distributors and so far this has been the purpose of my current incarnation. There might be some other things in store for me but even if there aren’t I consider my life an unquantifiable success already.

Frankly, being born as a fly in a house of a vaishnava would seem like a downgrade – the opportunity to actively serve in the preaching mission beats all other alternatives.

I’m not looking forward to anything, I’m just a disgraced servant patiently waiting for the next chance to please my master.

Oh, and I think that those Navadvipa kirtans are awesome.

10 comments on “About me

  1. I have recently found my resolve . Srila Prabhupada was right . You can’t trust anyone these days . I have been subject to a lot of empirical thinking , read Dawkins , Krishnamurti , etc and etc , even Ramakrishna and all , but none can be so genuine as Srila Prabhupada .

    My resolve is to act as a servitor to Krsna . I appreciate this site . It gives me peace .
    I have given up more thinking . This is all that I care for from now

    • I almost abandoned this blog, but I always have an idea in mind that I want to express here. Somehow it’s not happening. A bath of last posts were about a book published in 2016, so I don’t understand the question about “remembrances”.

      I joined in 1991.

  2. Hi, I recently encountered Australian school of meditation and yoga. Their guru is Siddha svarupa. Is this legitimate? Do you have any information on this? I know that he left Iskcon and led his own brand of Krisha consciousness. But he has not been seen in the public for a long time as well.

    • I don’t have any news about Siddha Swarupa or what he is up to. Tusli Gabbard, congresswoman for Hawaii, is a daughter of one of Siddha Swarupa’s close associates so they must be doing at least something right.

      We all know Siddha Swarupa “left ISKCON” but he came to see Srila Prabhupada just before his departure and he humbly begged that Srila Prabhupada remembered any good that Siddha Swarupa ever did for him. “Of course I will remember you”, answered Srila Prabhupada as tears of love, humility, and appreciation were rolling down his face.

      Personally, I’ll try to remember that one moment and treat everything else as “noise”. Yeah, stuff happens, but it’s superficial.

  3. Prabhu,
    There is so much Krsna Conscious writing out here,(not to mention Prabhupadas books!) But i really appreciate your particular slant. Honest, informed, with a keen disregard for finding fault. Spot on!
    Thank you!

  4. Dear Prabhu, Please continue writing your blog regularly. It is deeply inspirational and insightful. Most importantly it is straight from the heart and hence it touches the heart. Hare Krishna! Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

    • As it happens, several things need to come together for a post to appear on this blog. There should be an estimate of what the public already knows, I should come across an idea or an insight that adds something to this general knowledge, this insight must be substantial enough to be presented in at least a thousand words without becoming diluted, this addition should be suitable for a public discussion (I would think more than twice about writing on rasa-lila, for example), and this idea should not have been discussed anywhere else.

      If one is committed to producing an article a day, a week, or a month then all these can be easily overcome and I did this during the first few years of this blog, but about four-five years ago something clicked in me and I realized that I don’t have to do it anymore. Smaller ideas can be posted on Facebook, or if bigger ideas are discussed extensively in emails I don’t feel like retyping them again here. Likewise, ideas developed in specific groups of devotees stay in those particular sangas with their private messages. Ten years ago I would have felt compelled to retell these stories here but not anymore and I’m not sure why it is so now.

      In any case, after reading this couple of comments I realized that I actually have something on my mind that is suitable for the blog so a new article has been posted: https://back2krishna.wordpress.com/2021/11/30/about-that-bhakti-sastri-thing/

      Otherwise, the blog might have been quiet for many weeks but I was actually pretty busy, to the point of it stressing me out, but just not with the topics suitable for the blog. Mostly it was about relationship between our local BBT and ISKCON and various technical issues with how our books should be presented. There were a lot of lessons learned but I’m not sure how to take them out of their context and present them here.

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