Observations from a Pilgrimage

~by Vegavati devi dasi I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a couple of weeks in a very ‘happening’ place — Mayapura, in West Bengal, India.  It is the gateway of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Though begun in what was a remote village setting, it is fast becoming a spiritual metropolis. Thousands of […]

A Wealth of the Spirit

~by Rukmini Walker Once Mother Teresa said that the poverty she saw in the streets of Kolkata was not as severe as the poverty she saw in Europe and America. What did she mean by that? She said that the poverty she saw in the Western countries was a poverty of the spirit. A more […]

The Blind and the Lame Revisited

by Rukmini Walker A little while ago, I wrote to say that I’m still in India, and that I’ve been walking with crutches for the last six weeks. So, I’ve been slightly lame. But it’s been a healing kind of lame… A brilliant osteopathic surgeon here in Chennai has had me following his regimen of […]

Krsna Becomes the Servant of His Devotee

~by Rukmini Walker In late December we were in the state of Gujarat in India, and my friends, Sadanandi, her husband, Vamsi Bihari, and their tiny son, Vaisnava, took me to the city of Dakor to visit the famous temple of Ranchor Rai*. As referenced in the footnote below, this temple celebrates the pastime of Krsna, […]

Taking Refuge

Krishnanandini is a dear god-sister who is in Vrndavan receiving Ayurvedic treatment for advanced cancer, and I was fortunate to visit with her.  Below, Mother Krishnanandini shares a beautiful meditation.  Please keep her in your prayers!  ~All the best, Rukmini Walker ~by Krsnanandini devi dasi Hare Krsna! Dear friends, some folks have inquired if I am […]

The Blind and the Lame

~by Rukmini Walker “Glory to the all-merciful Radha and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything to me.” Caitanya Caritamrita Adi Lila 1.15   This verse, stunning in its humility, was spoken by Srila Krsnadas Kaviraj Goswami as one of the prayers of invocation […]

Om, Ang, Ung, Ong, and Amen

by Pranada Comtois I had so much fun writing that title. Isn’t it absolutely cool? I mean the sound. Say it out loud, it sings! In Music as Yoga Patrick Bernard explains that these sounds are variations of the same syllable of primordial sound–a spiritual energy with creative and transformative powers linked to the essence of consciousness. […]

What Will I Carry With Me Into the New Year?

by Rukmini Walker A friend and god-sister of mine, Urmila Devi, recently gave me a generous gift of an Amazon kindle. It’s been so useful, while traveling so much, instead of traveling with my usual overweight load of precious books. The other day, she was giving me a (second) lesson on how to use it. […]

Hare Krsna from India!

 ~ by Krsnanandini Devi Dasi ~ Hare Krsna! Just sharing a little Christmas thought from India: Most people know that Lord Jesus Christ did not appear on December 25. Because intelligent, thoughtful people have researched and given historical evidence to that fact. Most people know there is no Santa Claus who comes down a chimney […]

Walking the World

by Rukmini Walker Be an invisible guide, like the scent of roses that shows where the inner garden is. ~ Rumi To travel through the world in a mood of detachment carrying within ourselves the inner knowledge and identity that, I am spirit. I am not of this world. My home is elsewhere. I belong to Krsna. […]