Listen Well

-by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi Listening is at the heart of bhakti At the heart of life. It’s the last To go, did you know? And here’s what I have found In my new way of being That life has become alive again And new meaning arrived for Service and humility Words I did with […]

Spring

-by Gauri Gopika Devi Dasi On the edge of flight Waiting for You, The ocean within With the trees I move Through every season Ancient pillars of patience: Witnesses of Your every wish Rooted in Your energies, I gain the skies, at last Free I fly to what is me In the fresh spring breeze, […]

To Fear and Not

By Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi ——- Fear is the illusion of this world and our body And the journey into an animal birth so close we are to creaturehood Yet to step inside means to stop the way we can ask Such questions as to why we fear. The consequences of our actions. Offending others, […]

Unlocking the True Self Through Love


by Urmila Devi Dasi Who are we? Our body grows in the womb and we enter the world with a ready-made identity as someone’s child, of a particular a gender and nationality. The various identities we clothe ourselves in are merely a mixture of social and cultural preferences, which come and go like trendy fashions. […]

Yellow Rose

-by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi ————— Today A single rose Peers out at me From the glass jar Reminding me of the day You were born so many years Before we even imagined this time When a rose would be offered back to us In gratitude for bringing you up in a world of Service […]

This I Know

By Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi ——- When I sit down with my beads I hear the message Speak only what you know Which was speaking to another Upcoming part of my day But also spoke to me in general And this I know My japa grounds me Holds me together Soothes my mind Frees my […]

The Most Intelligent Petitioner

Anxiety attacks and breakdowns are a normal part of human life. No matter how sagacious, equipoised, tranquil, unimpassioned, silent and serene we appear on the outside, we all know that the world and its ruthless ways will one day drive us crazy and unsettle our minds to let all hell break loose. The Śrīmad-bhāgavatam (10.1.17 […]

Vrindavan

By Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi When will I walk The path entering vrindavan When will I be ready? It waits for me I see it in the shadows of My early morning chants When will I be fully turned In the direction of that place When will I be fully drawn in When will I […]

A Reservoir of Love

By Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi ——- The Bhagavad-gita means The Song of God But oh how we forget to sing it To ourselves and others This song make the heart brave As it makes its way Into the heart of the soul Which is connected Since time immemorial to The reservoir of original love The […]

Dance Through the City of My Soul

–by Acyuta Gopi Oh my Lord of golden limbs Raised hands And love drunk eyes, Cause a revolution In my heart! Strike down the barriers Of my judgmental mind Break down the doors Of my selfish defenses And overturn The tyrannical reign Of my tormented ego. I have been under the rule Of my desires […]