Book for Kickstart

Abhay Krsna Dasa - March 14, 2008 2:29 am

Haribol Devotees,


I was wondering if anyone had any reading suggestions for myself. I have foolishly been away from devotional life but am looking to get back involved. Anything that you think would be inspirational and work towards getting me back on track would be so greatly appeciated.


Thanks you so much for any replies!!!!!!!!

Nanda-tanuja Dasa - March 14, 2008 2:45 am

I would highly advise you to subscribe to our audio offering, or get specific CDs from http://www.swami.org/store/audio.html They work for me very very much.

Swami - March 14, 2008 3:36 am

Do something radical. Adjust your schedule and come the the temple opening festivities. :Party::Cow:

Zvonimir Tosic - March 14, 2008 3:49 am
Do something radical. Adjust your schedule and come the the temple opening festivities. :Party::Cow:


Swami is very, very happy. It's so wonderful.

Abhay Krishna, this is your moment.

Carpe diem!

Madan Gopal Das - March 14, 2008 1:20 pm

C'mon Abhay (fearless one!) - there is no kickstart like vyasa puja and gaura purnima in a new temple designed by guru maharaj with a whole bunch of people and cows that you've never met! :Cow::Party:;)

It's probably a stretch, but wow, it would be great if you can swing it!

Abhay Krsna Dasa - March 14, 2008 8:11 pm

Wow yeah never mind a book, now thats a kick start!! Jeeze that made me feel like I was 18 again. Ready to jump on a plane and just not think about it. Feels good. hmmm but my job wouldnt like that and Im saving with it to get my butt near the temple permenantly...... ahh but really how can something bad happen from running to this celebration..... Well any way I will be up there sooner rather then later. Thanks for the kickstart anyway!!!!

Citta Hari Dasa - March 15, 2008 6:24 pm

Yes, come to the festival! Do it--you won't regret it.

Syamasundara - March 15, 2008 6:35 pm

Abhay, here's your reading:



SB 10.29.5: Some of the gopīs were milking cows when they heard Kṛṣṇa's flute. They stopped milking and went off to meet Him. Some left milk curdling on the stove, and others left cakes burning in the oven.


SB 10.29.6-7: Some of them were getting dressed, feeding milk to their infants or rendering personal service to their husbands, but they all gave up these duties and went to meet Kṛṣṇa. Other gopīs were taking their evening meals, washing themselves, putting on cosmetics or applying kajjala to their eyes. But all the gopīs stopped these activities at once and, though their clothes and ornaments were in complete disarray, rushed off to Kṛṣṇa.


SB 10.29.8: Their husbands, fathers, brothers and other relatives tried to stop them, but Kṛṣṇa had already stolen their hearts. Enchanted by the sound of His flute, they refused to turn back.


SB 10.29.9: Some of the gopīs, however, could not manage to get out of their houses, and instead they remained home with eyes closed, meditating upon Him in pure love.


SB 10.29.10-11: For those gopīs who could not go to see Kṛṣṇa, intolerable separation from their beloved caused an intense agony that burned away all impious karma. By meditating upon Him they realized His embrace, and the ecstasy they then felt exhausted their material piety. Although Lord Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Soul, these girls simply thought of Him as their male lover and associated with Him in that intimate mood. Thus their karmic bondage was nullified and they abandoned their gross material bodies.

Prema-bhakti - March 15, 2008 7:01 pm

Nice Syama! :)


Krsna's nara-lila is so close to us yet so far. Sometimes I can relate to these verses when I am trying to get to Audarya and there are so many obstacles.