Monthly Archives: August 2009

Krishna in My Dreams

This morning, I woke up feeling good because Krishna paid me a visit in my dreams =) Well, I was horribly lazy and a bit stressed out, to be honest, but the dream was very nice! And what followed was rather freaky.

The dream is rather vague now but I will try my best to remember it correctly. Cannot guarantee the exactness, though.

In my dream, Radha and I were in a room. And then Krishna came and Continue reading

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Hello Kitty! =D

Today, my friend and I fed a little kitten! It was so nice. There’s this kitten that usually hangs around near this shopping center that we pass by almost everyday. So today, after many many days, I mustered up the courage to stroke the little cat. As I put my hand close to her, she seemed a little hesitant but then looked up at me with big beautiful eyes and I stroked her head a little. Later, my friend and I sat down on the stairs to play with her. Another man was stroking her back and when we came, she came running to us and went near my friend and stretched. I absolutely love the way that cats stretch. My friend was stroking her then and she seemed to be loving being stroked. Continue reading

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Janmashtami 2009

Vaishnavas all over the world eagerly waited for the appearance day of their dear Kanha which fell on August 14th 2009. It’s 2 days past now but I have still not gotten over the beauty of the Janmashtami festival.

For a quick overview on Janmashtami Today, it is the festival where people climb on top of one another, making a human pyramid to break the “dahi-handi” or “pot of yogurt” which is hung on a string tied to and from building tops. This is one of Krishna’s pastimes enacted on the day of his birth. His birth too is a great story. Devaki and Vasudeva were locked in a prison cell because Devaki’s cousin brother, Kamsa, was destined to be killed by Devaki’s 8th son. So he ordered that all her children be killed upon birth. But when Kanha was born of divine birth, Vasudeva was instructed to Continue reading

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Driving Motor Vehicles II: Driving Motor Vehicles SAFELY

Irony, best beloveds, IRONY! Let me tell you why:

I almost had a car accident today.

WITH A COP!
WITH A COP! A POLICEMAN! I ALMOST HAD A COLLISION WITH A POLICEMAN! HOLY CANOODLE! A COP! A COP! THEY HAVE GUNS! HE COULD HAVE TAKEN AWAY MY LICENSE! EGAD! A COP!

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let me tell you how: Continue reading

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Driving Motor Vehicles

A friend of mine just got her driver’s license yesterday. It’s totally awesome and I’m real happy for her. I have to say, though, getting your driver’s license is a terrible pain in the ass. I got it on my fourth try. I know, I know. Shame on me. Tsk tsk. Boohoo.

The rule here is that you take 40 classes, give your road test, and if you fail, you have to take 8 more classes. And that happened to me 3 times. And each of those 3 times, I came out of the Driving School swearing my way to glory. Yes, I cried. Continue reading

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Helping the Helpless and Loving the Faithless

I was browsing on this Hare Krishna website and I happened to come across this video filed under “Hare Krishna Today”. This video is titled “Africa” and the short description given on the website is as follows:

Touring East Africa: A Hare Krishna festival team adventures across East Africa feeding and entertaining hundreds of thousands of people along the way. (Size: 20 MB)

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So I checked out the video and boy, was I amazed. While the Hare Krishnas preached to the people of Africa and tried to make them realize what who their souls were calling out for, they also provided them with entertainment and foodstuff. One of the Hare Krishnas in the video said something along the lines of making a difference and making their lives better, not just preaching. And that, my friends, just hit me right there. Continue reading

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You could save this child’s life.

I got this message on my Facebook and so I thought I’d put it up here:

“Humble request please take out 2 minutes to read the entire thing, you may save a life.

Azar Mahood is currently working for a construction company.

This is the third time Azar Mahmoods family is going through this. Previously they have lost their two kids due to this genetic disorder.

A 9 month old child who has a genetic disorder ” Bubble Baby Syndrome, his body’s immune system has given up, he is allergic to everything even the smell of perfume, his skin peeling off. Continue reading

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