Kshetra Kadacha – Field Notes 2016-06-21

June 21st, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in field notes | news - (Comments Off)
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Kshetra Kadaca – Lisbon, Portugal, June 21, 2016

Here are Chapters 3 and 4 of my Gītā summary, The Eighteen Yogas of the Bhagavad-gītā
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Kshetra Kadacha – Field Notes 2016-06-01

June 1st, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in field notes - (Comments Off)
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The Eighteen Yogas of the Bhagavad-gītā

[This is a draft of a work-in-progress, part of an introduction to the Bhagavad-gītā that is meant for publication in Chinese (Mandarin) language. It is an overview of the eighteen chapters of the Gītā, chapter by chapter, with a focus on the yoga aspect of each chapter (following the traditional chapter titles which all include the word ‘yoga’). Here, after some opening paragraphs, are the first two chapters – KrKSwami]
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Kshetra Kadacha – Field Notes 2016-04-22

April 23rd, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in field notes | writing - (Comments Off)
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April 22, 2016, Boston

Gleanings from (beyond) the Field

Today I walked and chanted japa along Oyster Bay Cove, viewing the large and elegant houses with beautiful lawns near and on the opposite side of the cove: Who lives here, and how have they come to such privilege? There are some truly huge mansions in the area, hidden behind high fences and trees, with big iron gates and winding driveways.
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Kshetra Kadacha – Field Notes 2016-4-8

April 8th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in field notes - (Comments Off)
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April 8, 2016, Argentina

Considering the Cleanliness of Cotton

This wanderer of fields sometimes gets approached by a questioner on matters of concern for pūjārīs—the unsung heroes and heroines of arcana, the service of God in his arcā-mūrti or form that receives formal worship. Generally I like to avoid arcana questions, because they tend to be inherently unanswerable to everyone’s satisfaction.
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Kshetra Kadacha – Field Notes 2016-4-4

April 5th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in field notes - (Comments Off)
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April 4, 2016, Argentina

Divine Serendipity

Serendipity—definition: The faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident. Also, the fact or an instance of such a discovery.

Here are two true stories of serendipity that I have heard in recent days (while in Argentina and Uruguay).
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Kshetra Kadacha – Field Notes 2016-2-18_20

February 23rd, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in field notes | news | writing - (Comments Off)
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February 18-20, 2016, Rupa Sanatana Smriti Tirtha Dhama, Bangladesh

It is mangala-arati in the temple of Sri Sri Radha-Madanmohan. About 300 devotees are here. I arrive late, during Nrsimha prayers, recovering from travel the day before (including two short flights: Kolkata-Dhaka, and Dhaka-Jessore….
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Kshetra Kadacha – Field Notes 2016-2-1

February 1st, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in field notes | news | writing - (Comments Off)
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February 1, 2016, Vrindavan

In Krishna-Balaram Mandir, I met my godbrother Bhima Prabhu, long-time BBT manager in Mumbai. Catching up with him, I explained how recently I had come to decide to accept the sannyasa ashram. As he was nodding and agreeing, “Yes, it is certainly right for you”, a large flower-decoration fell down off the pillar right next to us. We both were struck with the thought, “Confirmed!”
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Kshetra Kadacha – Field Notes 2016-1-15

January 15th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in field notes | news | writing - (Comments Off)
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January 15, Puri, Odisha.

Yesterday I settled into the Ishopanthi Ashram one day prior to the arrival of devotees for Dhanurdhara Swami’s and Madhavananda Prabhu’s annual retreat and parikrama (which is restricted to invitees only). This is a Christian (Roman Catholic) retreat center – a very nice, clean, quiet place where Father Ashley kindly welcomes
the Vaisnavas for one week. As I was chanting japa in the ashram’s grass courtyard yesterday, I met Archbishop John Barwa, the Archbishop of Odisha, who is spending some days here to rest after a heart operation.
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