Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Update on Life
Radhe Radhe, everyone. I feel like I am coming out of a bit of a funk. Maybe it was because yesterday was supposed to be my flight date to India. Now that has been delayed until mid-October, unfortunately. But somehow it feels like the mists are clearing anyway.
Today I finished up the translation of the Gopala-vijaya's 7 chapters on Dana-lila and went through the Bana-khanda from Sri Krishna Kirtan as well. I will have to go back and clean up the two posts that I made today as I got a bit rushed at the end.
There is quite a bit of work left to do on this dana-lila project yet. Nowhere is that more clear than in the SKK and GoVi comparison. It seems that without complete familiarity with the material, a lot of the subtleties will be missed.
During my down period, I still managed to post a few things on the Grantha Mandir, the full Vishnu Purana for one. Another is the tenth chapter of the Hari-charitam, which covers the Rasa-lila. I also finished two sections of the Fourth Canto, with the third and last file in progress.
I am not sure why the mists are lifting, but it may have something to do with the healing of my foot and my restored ability to go on japa walks again. It may have something to do with listening to the kirtans on Gauravani's website. At any rate, as I walked through the very nice nature trail that is nearby, the Sadgosvamy-ashtakam verses came to my lips and I had a nice meditation on the six Goswamis and how they represent the ideals of our tradition.
There are a few unfinished blogs in the pipes, which I may or may not get around to finishing. My shame at not blogging on Radha's appearance day knows no bounds. Oh well, thanks for visiting.
Jay Sri Radhe Shyam!
1982 Passport photo taken after Chaturmasya in Puchari and Radha Kund.