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“Bound but by bhakti”

I was reading the Damodarastakam along with it’s English translation. If you have not heard or read this as yet, please do so. It’s a wonderful literary piece and it will have you experiencing surges of devotion.

This is the second verse:

rudantam muhur netra-yugmam mrjantam
karambhoja-yugmena satanka-netram
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Dream about HH Jayapataka Swami

Last night, I dreamt that there was a function somewhere and Jayapataka Swami was there. He gave me his camcorder and told me to record the event, and click some pictures of him. So I took a few pictures of him and then I went around the hall trying to film the event.

Seva to Jayapataka Swami in my dreams? I feel loved and grateful 🙂 I never got the chance to do any seva for him while he was here in Dubai, but at least I got a chance to do so in my dreams 🙂 Thank you, Krishna!

Devotional service, even when carried out in the mind, is still effective. Because devotional service is absolute, just like Krishna. So there is no loss. Ever. Like manasa-puja. It still counts!



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HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj in Dubai

On 12th September, I was given the opportunity to attend a lecture by HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj. I’m so grateful. I didn’t get to see him at the Janmashtami/Ratha Yatra festival on the 10th so Krishna gave me another opportunity 🙂

We got to the hall and Swami had still not arrived so kirtans were going on. That’s what I love about Hare Krishna festivals. There’s never an idle moment. Every time we have to wait, every time the sound system fails, somehow if something gets delayed, it’s just another opportunity for kirtan. Continue reading


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