Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Beginning a new blog

Well, my dear friends, after receiving kind suggestions from several well-wishers, I have decided to start a blog here. This is to be a temporary situation, I hope, until such time as I can set up my own website.

I was quite happy with the situation at the wisewisdoms site, but due to the decision of the hosts of that site that they could no longer in good conscience support me and my opinions, I have been forced to look for another place to share my thoughts. Posting on various Vaishnava forums has also become an impossible burden for me. On the one hand, there are too many flamers and trolls for my liking. On the other, I do not want to cause a disturbance to those whose deeply cherished ideas I challenge. So, a blog where I simply state my personal feelings seems to be the only way to go, at least for the time being.

Unfortunately I am undergoing yet another computer problem at present and so a great deal of my archived material is not currently available to me. Nevertheless, on the principal of shubhasya shighram, "If it is worth doing, it is worth doing without delay," I am starting today and we will see where things go from here.

I pray for the blessings of all my well-wishers, for the mercy of my gurus, and for the guidance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

For an auspicious invocation, I shall post three verses that I composed myself:

muhur hi harināma yo rata-dhiyā gṛṇāti priyam
tam eva kila darśakaṁ madhura-rāga-bhakty-adhvano
namāmi karuṇā-mayaṁ hi lalitā-prasādaṁ prabhum
I bow down to the most merciful Lalita Prasad Prabhu, who is enthusiastically serving the lotus feet of the beloved of Vrajendranandan Sri Krishna, who constantly chants the Holy Name with concentration, and who reveals the sweet path of raganuga bhakti.

janaka-guru-samakṣam ānugatye'tidakṣa
vidita-vihita-dīkṣa labdha-vātsalya-śikṣa
bhajana-gata-manaska sādhu-caryātitīkṣṇa
vigata-jagad-apekṣa rakṣa māṁ siddha-kakṣa
O Lalita Prasad Thakur! You are most skillful in following your guru and father, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. From him you understood the principles of proper initiation and you also received instruction from him, mixed with his fatherly affection. You gave your mind over to bhajan, dedicating yourself to the razor sharp path of saintly behavior, abandoning all consideration of worldly opinion. You are a siddha purusha, so please protect me.

nityānanda-kṛpā-jalena sicitaḥ śrī-jāhnavā-dhārayā
premṇā gaura-gadādhareti yugalaṁ yas tattva-vit sevate
taṁ tvāṁ godruma-vāsināṁ mukuṭagaṁ rūpānugānāṁ varaṁ
he śrī-bhaktivinoda deva paramaṁ bhaktyā namāmo vayam
O worshipable Bhaktivinoda Thakur! You have been drenched in the waters of Nityananda Prabhu's mercy, as they come pouring down to you through the channel of Srimati Jahnava Devi. You serve the Divine Couple in their form as Gaura and Gadadhara, knowing their true identities in all aspects. You are the topmost resident of Godrumdwip and the best of the followers of Rupa Goswami. With the deepest devotion, I bow down to you.


Jagat said...

There will be growing pains...

Anonymous said...

where can articles and essays of wise wisdom and newer be downloaded??

Jagat said...

I will have to get those posted on line sometime. I have them on my computer.