The Big Old Turtle

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi Dasi ————————————— He caught my eye As I drove by then turned around To stop and see him Large and brown and moving slowly He quickly drew in his elderly head And eyed me for my next move Which of course was nothing But to marvel at his body And to […]

Sit a Moment

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi ————————————– Come mind, let’s sit together And chant the holy name I know you’ll find more Interesting things to do You’ll wander here and there But I’ll pull you back with affection Don’t you know your dreaming Is nothing compared to this moment With this mantra? Just once chanting is […]

Prayers by the Ocean

~by Ananda Vrindavan Devi Dasi —————————————- When I wander across the waters Of this material world May I always return to the shores  Of Krishna consciousness   When I marvel at the waves  Crashing and moving  With wild abandon May I always remember  The source of their power The supreme controller   When I am […]

Like Snow

~by Ananda Vrindavan devi dasi ————————————– Let our mantras Land like light snow Upon the ground of our being So that all else is silent and covered Except the soft sound of the Krishna’s name And our awakening sense of love and service Let our thoughts All fall in one direction Like the steady fall […]

Autumn Sounds

~by Ananada Vrindavan devi dasi ———————————————– My favorite sounds of Autumn As we move from cool to cold Are the sounds of the geese against the sky As they make their way south to home   They do not wait or think to stay ‘We’ll manage’ is not their mood They are up and away […]